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Everest Three Passes Trek

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  • Duration 20 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Everest Region
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5545m
  • Trip Type Tea House Trek
  • Transport By Private Vehicle, By Air
  • Accommodation Tea House

Highlights

  • Free Cancellation
  • No Credit Card Fees on Booking Amount
  • Instant and Secured Online Booking System
  • Full Packages Trip with 3 Times Meal Plan at Best Guaranteed Price
  • You will lose at least 8-12 lbs
  • Trekkers who have enough courage to challenge the great Himalayas prefer Everest Three Passes Trek
  • The panoramic view of the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest, from Renjo La Pass gives you an ecstatic feeling
  • The view of Gokyo Valley is hard to express in words which leaves a deep impression of silence in you
  • You see more than 10 mountains including the world’s highest, Mt. Everest from here

Embark on an epic adventure with the Everest Three Passes Trek, the toughest and most exhilarating journey in the Everest region of Nepal! Conquer three challenging high mountain passes: Cho La Pass (17,782 feet), Renjo La Pass (17,520 feet), and Kongma La Pass (18,159 feet).

This exclusive trek goes beyond the ordinary – it's a golden opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of Mount Everest (29,029 feet) while navigating through remote villages, lush forests, and high-altitude valleys. Bid farewell to overcrowded trails and opt for the Everest Three Passes Trek, a top-tier alternative designed for seasoned trekkers boasting excellent physical fitness.

Elevate your senses with sweeping panoramic views of the renowned Himalayas and the exotic Gokyo Valley. This isn't just a trek; it's an unforgettable experience that will leave an indelible mark on your heart. Seize the chance to immerse yourself in the thrill and beauty of the Everest Three Passes Trek – your gateway to a life-changing adventure is right here!

Major Attraction of Everest Three Passes Trek

The Everest Three Passes Trek boasts its main allure – an awe-inspiring panorama featuring some of the world's highest peaks. Your journey unfolds as you venture into the exotic Gokyo Valley, revealing a stunning lake that leads the way to the challenging Cho La Pass. Nestled in the Khumbu Valley, Cho La stands tall at an elevation of 5,420 meters, offering an unparalleled experience for seasoned trekkers.

En route to Cho La, you'll traverse the magnificent Ngozumpa Glacier, adding a touch of adventure to your trek. The trail seamlessly converges with the renowned Everest Base Camp route in the east, creating a blend of classic and challenging terrains for an unforgettable trekking experience.

Renjo La Pass (5,340 meters/17,520 feet)

Discover the serenity and breathtaking beauty of Renjo La Pass (5,340 meters/17,520 feet), a gem along the Everest Three Passes Trek in Nepal. Nestled in the Khumbu region, this pass stands out as one of the most scenic and tranquil sections of the trek, serving as a vital link between the picturesque villages of Thame and Gokyo.

As you traverse the trail, be prepared to be enchanted by the charm of beautiful alpine meadows, dense forests, and quaint traditional villages, providing an intimate glimpse into the local culture and way of life. The ascent culminates at the pass's zenith, where trekkers are generously rewarded with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding peaks, including the majestic Mount Everest and other Himalayan giants.

The descent on the other side of the pass unveils a captivating valley, offering an opportunity to explore the Khumbu region and engage with the rich Sherpa cultures. Renjo La Pass promises not only a physical challenge but a cultural and visual feast, making it a highlight of the Everest Three Passes Trek.

Cho la pass (5,420 meters/17,782 feet)

Ascend to new heights at Cho La Pass (5,420 meters/17,782 feet), a pinnacle of the Everest Three Passes Trek in Nepal. Situated in the Khumbu region, this pass stands as one of the triumvirate of high mountain passes, forging a crucial link between the enchanting Gokyo Valley and the iconic Everest Base Camp.

Cho La Pass treats trekkers to unparalleled views of the surrounding peaks, with the majestic Mount Everest commanding the horizon. Undertaking this pass is no small feat; it demands steep climbs and glacier crossings, presenting a physically demanding yet ultimately rewarding adventure.

Upon conquering Cho La Pass, trekkers bask in a profound sense of achievement, surrounded by a panoramic spectacle of the Himalayas. The descent on the other side opens up a new valley, beckoning exploration and offering a chance to immerse oneself in the unique culture and traditions of the region. Cho La Pass is not just a geographical junction; it's a gateway to both physical and cultural discovery, making it a pivotal highlight of the Everest Three Passes Trek.

Kongma la Pass (5,535 meters/18,159 feet)

Prepare for the ultimate challenge at Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters/18,159 feet), recognized as one of the Everest Three Passes Trek's most demanding and strenuous sections in Nepal. Nestled in the Khumbu region near the vibrant town of Namche Bazaar, this pass serves as a vital link between the Chhukhung Valley and the Gorak Shep area.

Embarking on the Kongma La Pass trail is a test of endurance, involving steep ascents and descents, glacier crossings, and navigating rugged terrain. Despite the formidable obstacles, trekkers are generously rewarded with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding peaks, with the majestic Mount Everest dominating the panorama.

Standing triumphantly at the pinnacle of Kongma La Pass, trekkers revel in a profound sense of achievement, surrounded by a sweeping, panoramic view of the Himalayas. This pass is more than a physical challenge; it's a gateway to a breathtaking vista and a testament to the indomitable spirit of adventure. Prepare to conquer Kongma La Pass – where achievement meets the magnificence of the Himalayas.

Essential Considerations Before Embarking on the Everest Three Passes Trek

Embarking on the Everest Three Passes Trek is a thrilling adventure, but careful planning is key to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are crucial factors to consider before setting out:

  1. Physical Fitness: The trek is demanding, requiring a high level of physical fitness. Ensure you are in good health and have the stamina to hike for several hours a day at high altitudes.

  2. Altitude Sickness: With the trek reaching high altitudes, altitude sickness is a serious concern. Proper acclimatization is essential, and recognizing symptoms promptly is crucial for your well-being.

  3. Weather and Season: Optimal trekking periods are late September to early December and late March to early June. Be aware of weather conditions and potential risks associated with the monsoon season.

  4. Travel Insurance: Himalayan trekking necessitates comprehensive travel insurance. Ensure your coverage includes emergency evacuation, medical expenses, and personal liability to safeguard against unforeseen challenges.

  5. Permits and Entry Fees: Obtain necessary permits and pay entry fees, including the TIMS card and Sagarmatha National Park Permit. Ensure all paperwork is acquired in advance and carried with you throughout the trek.

  6. Equipment and Gear: Quality equipment is paramount for a secure and comfortable trek. Pack appropriate clothing, footwear, and camping gear, ensuring everything meets the requirements for the challenging terrain.

Start on your Everest Three Passes adventure with confidence, equipped with the knowledge and preparations necessary for a memorable and safe journey.

Navigating the Challenges of the Everest Three Passes Trek

Take off on the Everest Three Passes Trek presents formidable challenges that demand careful consideration and preparation:

  1. Chola's Slippery Ascent: Ascending Chola is a physically demanding task, requiring the use of crampons to tackle the slippery terrain. This segment of the trek poses a unique set of challenges that test trekkers' skills and endurance.

  2. Kongma La Pass Altitude: Positioned at an imposing altitude of 5,535 meters (18,160 feet) between Chukhung and Lobuche villages, Kongma La Pass is the highest among the three passes. The thin air and steep ascent add to the physical strain, making it a noteworthy feat.

  3. Winter Hardships at Renjo La Pass: Situated in the Khumbu Valley at 5,360 meters (17,585 feet), Renjo La Pass stands as a formidable obstacle. The path leading to it is exceptionally challenging, and tackling it during winter adds an extra layer of difficulty, requiring trekkers to navigate harsh conditions.

Traversing these passes demands not only physical prowess but also mental fortitude. The Everest Three Passes Trek is an expedition that pushes the limits, offering a true test of determination and resilience in the face of nature's challenges.

Prime Seasons for the Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes trek demands strategic timing, and the Spring and Autumn seasons stand out for a variety of reasons, catering specifically to the seasoned trekking community.

1. Favorable Weather Conditions: During Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November), the climate is relatively stable and offers warm, sunny days. This weather creates ideal conditions for a challenging trek, allowing seasoned trekkers to navigate the demanding terrain with a greater sense of comfort and safety.

2. Clear Mountain Views: These seasons provide optimal visibility, allowing trekkers to revel in the panoramic views of the towering peaks, including the iconic Mount Everest. The crisp, clear skies during Spring and Autumn enhance the overall trekking experience, making it a visually stunning journey.

3. Temperature Comfort: The temperatures during these seasons strike a balance between warmth during the day and coolness in the evenings. This equilibrium is particularly beneficial for trekkers navigating various altitudes, ensuring a comfortable and manageable trekking environment.

4. Minimal Weather-Related Risks: Unlike the monsoon season and harsh winter conditions, Spring and Autumn bring fewer weather-related risks. Reduced chances of precipitation and milder temperatures contribute to a safer trekking experience, aligning with the preferences and expectations of experienced trekkers.

Note: Selecting Spring or Autumn for the Everest Three Passes trek ensures an optimal blend of weather conditions, clear mountain views, comfortable temperatures, and a reduced risk of adverse weather events. For those seeking a challenging yet rewarding trekking adventure, these seasons present the perfect window of opportunity.

Food During Everest Three Passes Trek

Concerning sustenance, a variety of timely and nourishing meals will be supplied throughout the trek. The primary and, in some instances, optimal food offerings include toast or chapati, eggs, potatoes, porridge, fried Mars Bars, and tea or coffee for breakfast. For lunch, a selection of rice, lentil soup, curried potatoes with vegetables, greens, and papad will be provided. Dinners will consist of lighter fare to maintain a balanced diet without compromising health.

It is recommended to steer clear of Western-style meals like burgers, pizzas, oily foods, as well as tobacco and alcohol during the trek. This cautious approach aims to uphold the health and well-being of trekkers, ensuring that dietary choices align with the physical demands of the journey. Opting for locally provided meals not only enhances the overall trekking experience but also contributes to maintaining optimal health conditions throughout the expedition.

Permits and Regulations of Everest Three Passes Trek

On your Everest Three Passes adventure with Nepal Trek Adventures, where we prioritize your convenience and peace of mind. We understand the importance of permits for a smooth and hassle-free trek, and that's why we take care of all the necessary paperwork on your behalf.

When you choose Nepal Trek Adventures for your Everest Three Passes Trek, rest assured that we handle the entire permit process, including:

  1. TIMS Permit: We ensure you have the required Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) permit, an essential document for tracking and managing trekkers' information to enhance safety.

  2. Sagarmatha National Park Permit: Your entry into the stunning Sagarmatha National Park is seamless with our assistance. We take care of obtaining the Sagarmatha National Park permit, contributing to the conservation efforts in the region.

Our goal is to provide you with a worry-free trekking experience, allowing you to focus on the breathtaking landscapes and the challenges of the Everest Three Passes Trek. Let Nepal Trek Adventures be your reliable partner, ensuring all permits are in place for an unforgettable and hassle-free journey.

Itinerary

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    Once you arrive in Kathmandu, our staff will pick you up from the airport and take you to the assigned hotel. The pre-briefing is scheduled for the evening; until then, you are free to explore the area or rest.
     

      Early in the morning, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport. You will catch the approximately 25- to 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After a picturesque flight, we landed safely in Lukla, where we met with the rest of our porters before going to the Phakding, which lies above Chaurikharka Village and descending to the Ghat (2,530m) through Chheplung Village. Along the road that follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River, the sacred Buddhist Mantra on a boulder depicts the Nigmapa Buddhist sect, which is affiliated with the Sherpas can be seen. From Lukla, the climb to Phakding will take us two to three hours (2,640m). You may walk around the village and explore it for the rest of the day. Stay overnight at Phakding.

        After leaving the tea house, we crossed the first bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. The route then follows the left bank of the river till it passes a stunning waterfall before heading into Tok Tok and then Benkar. From here, you can see Mount Thamserku Peak, which is 6,608 meters high. We continue up the path until we reach the riverbank at Chhamuwa Village, where locals are working in the fields nearby.

        The route next ascends to Monjo Village (2,835 m), and from there it is a short distance to the Sagarmatha National Park entrance (1,148 sq km, founded in 1976), where we must check in our permits. The route then descends to the side of the river and enters Jorsale (2,830m). As this is the last teahouse before Namche, it would be best to eat lunch here before continuing on to Namche Bazaar.

        We will reach the junction after another 45 minutes of walking through the forest; the fifth bridge is a hanging bridge that is located quite high above the water. Then, the route that wanders through the forest of the National Park occasionally offers breathtaking views of the mountains, including Mt. Everest. The Namche Bazaar street would be reached after a two-hour trek. Spend the night in the lovely ambiance of Sherpa Heritage in Namche Bazaar.

          This is the day for relaxation and acclimatization before the headed journey. We start our day journey up the hill to the Syangboche Airport, above Namche Bazaar, where the Everest View Hotel is located. This is one of the greatest vantage locations to take in the beautiful alpine scenery, which includes Mt. Everest, Nupste, Ama Dablam, Kangtegha, Thamserku, Kusum Khangru, Kwangde, and Khumbi Yu La, among other majestic peaks.

          After that, we take the descending route through the mountain forest to the lovely Sherpa settlement of Khumjung Village, where we visit the Hillary School, a historic monastery that houses a Yeti skull, and Khunde Hospital as tourist attractions before returning to Namche Bazaar through a yak farm. Apart from visiting Khumjung Village, you may check out the mountaineering museum, the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), and the Sagarmath National Park headquarters for more information on the area. Otherwise, you can simply relax at your hotel and wander the neighborhood. Spend the night at the Lodge.

            Today, after a successful acclimatization day in Namche, we are heading to Tengboche (3,867m). At the start of the day, we climb to the top of the hamlet near the museum. From there, the path ascends to a nice height above the Dudhkoshi River, through a forest with frequent views of majestic mountains, until we reach Kenjoma. From there, we continue walking to Sansa with Rhododendron forest, where the trail from Khumjung, Gokyo, and Tengboche commences. After there, the path descends to the nearby river bank near Phunki Thanga (3,250m). It would be best to eat lunch here before climbing to Tengboche as it is the last teahouse before Tengboche. Tengboiche may be reached in about 2 hours. The route through woodlands frequently offers views of the surrounding countryside and mountains.

            Tengboche is located at a height of 3,867 meters near the top of the ridge. Tengboche is well-known for its renowned Monastery and stunning mountain views. Aside from the highest mountain on Earth, "Mt. Everest," other mountains like Kwangde, Tawachee, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse Ama Dablam, Kantega, Thamserku, etc. are also incredibly visible. We can climb to Debuche and spend the night there if we get to Tengboche early. Everything is up to the traveler's choice. Spend the night here if they wish to remain at Tengboche.

              Before breakfast, you are welcome to take part in the monastery's prayer session. The path then descends through a magnificent moss-covered forest of pine and rhododendron trees to Deboche (3,820m), from which it is a nice stroll to the village of Milingo above the Imja Khola. Following the bridge, the route ascends and leads to Panboche Village. From here, you may enjoy stunning views of Ama Dablam. It takes around 25 minutes to walk from Pangboche to the Somare (4,010m) and Orsho (4,190m) in the Imja Valley. 

              The finest spot to eat lunch while admiring the majestic mountains is here. Our journey to the Dingbuche village continues as we follow the lower route at Warsa. After crossing the Lobuche River, we climb to the top of the hill, where we see the entrance to the Dingboche village with its bright Buddhist prayer flag flirting with a pile of stones (4,410m). After a few minutes of walking, we will check in at the teahouse for the night.

                Dingboche's second rest day will help you acclimatize before climbing high passes. On this day after breakfast, we climb to Nangkartshang Peak (5,615 m), which is near Dingboche Village and offers breathtaking views of the Imja Valley and Dingboche Village. These views include the world's fourth-highest mountain, Mount Lhoste (8,516 m), the fifth-highest mountain, Mount Makalu (8,481 m), and many others. You will reach the Nangkartshang Peak after two hours of steady ascent. We are returning to Dingboche for the night after snapping a few shots and enjoying the surrounding. Rest of the day you can either explore the neighborhood and enjoy the delicious food or relax for the day.

                  It takes only two to three hours to walk from Dingboche to Chhukung, but because of the altitude and the lack of oxygen, the distance feels longer. Your body will adjust more easily to being at such a high height after this short walk. After reaching Chhukung, you have the choice of taking a break at the tea house, climbing to the top of Chhukung Ri (5,546m) for a panoramic mountain vista, or visiting Island Peak Base Camp. 

                  Chhukung Ri gives breathtaking views of the mountains, including Lhotse (8,501m), Makalu (8,463m), Nuptse (7879m), Imja Tse/Island peak (6,189m), Barunche (7,220m), Amadablam (6,814m), Thamserku (6,608m), Kawangde, etc. We will also see Imza Lake and Glacier the next day when we pass the Kongma L Pass. This evening, we need to adequately prepare for our first high pass, the Kongma La Pass at 5,535 meters (fill up every one of your water bottles, get some energy bars, a headlamp, and warm clothing). Stay Overnight at teahouses.

                    A very early breakfast and a packed lunch are required before beginning the steep, short trek that goes to Kongma La. (5,535m). Due to the climb in high elevation, you will probably find this pass to be a little more difficult than previous days' hiking. In order to get to the Pokalden Base Camp, we descend immediately west out of Chukhung via a narrow, rocky track and contour around a number of hillsides, most of which are not particularly steep. After a few more, tougher slopes, we will arrive at another Pokalden Base Camp and a crystal-clear lake that is located right below the pass. 

                    The hike continues for another 30 minutes, providing us with beautiful views but crazily constructed trails into the cliffside. We finally arrived at the Kongma La, which is 5,546 meters high and our highest pass, a few hours later. A spectacular mountain vista, Glacier Lake, and glacier are seen from the summit of the Pass, which takes 3 to 4 hours to reach. Following a steep descent, it takes another three to four hours to pass the Khumbu Glacier and arrive at Lobuche. Spend the night here.

                      The path continues today with a gradual, but occasionally steep ascent close to the Khumbu Glacier. The majority of our walking is done across an unstable loose rock in a windy environment, but it does offer stunning vistas of mountains like Mt. Pumori (7,165m), Lingtren (6,749m), Khumbutse (6,665m), Nuptse (7,861m), etc. It takes 3 to 4 hours of strenuous uphill hiking to reach Gorak Shep (5,140m), the highest teahouse in the world. After eating lunch and taking a little rest to revive ourselves, we will go to the base camp of Mount Everest to view the Khumbu Icefall. During this visit, we will spend around two to three hours exploring the glacier ridge and occasionally walking on the glacier.

                      Trekking trails can sometimes be confusing, therefore we advise following our professional guide because the track will change every year due to glacier movement. Due to the thin air at such a high altitude, the journey to the Everest Base Camp is highly demanding. It crosses stony dunes, moraines, and streams before arriving at base camp. Everest base camp will be occupied by expedition crews during the spring, and you could experience a city-like environment there. After a wonderful day here, it takes 2-3 hours to return to Gorak Shep tea house and spend the night in a lodge.

                        We start the climb very early in the morning with a cup of a hot tea or some soup in order to see the sunrise from the summit of the Kalapatthar. The route climbs steeply over the north ridge of Gorek Shep for 20 minutes as it leads to the plateau. You must climb strenuously for 1 1/2 to 2 hours to reach Kalapathar (5,550m), where a banquet of peaks awaits you with a 360-degree panorama. After a strenuous ascent of the little rocky mountain "Kalapattar," you are rewarded with the happiest movement of your entire life.

                        You can see Mt. Pumari (7,145m) directly in front of you, and Mt. Everest Base Camp is visible below on the moraine of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall at the base of the enormous mountains. The view from Kalapatthar is breathtaking and includes the highest mountains in the world, including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lingtren (6,695m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Changtse (7,550m), Nupse (7879m), etc. After spending some time on the Kalapatthar Summit, we will hike for 4 to 5 hours to the Gorakshep and then down to the Dzongla (4,830m). Spend the night in a hotel while taking in the views provided by nature.

                          Despite leaving Everest in the past, the vistas today are breathtaking. The sixth-highest mountain in the world, Mt. Cho Oyu (8,153m), is still visible, though. The route leads up to Cho La Pass, and the ascent is challenging in and of itself, requiring a steep scramble across granite boulders and a stroll across the glacier's gently sloping surface on the pass. Even if the views of the glacier's path ahead are breathtaking, you can feel worn out. There are clear trails that zigzag down the mountainside for the first portion of the descent; these trails are slippery in snowy rocky terrain. 

                          After that, we make our way down the steep, boulder-strewn slopes to the Gokyo Valley, home to enormous glaciers and turquoise lakes. We finally go to the peak on a slight incline. From here, it's all downhill as you follow a little river valley to its base, where we spend the night at Tangnak (4,700m), a Sherpa community hidden under a large rock.

                            After a tardy breakfast, the trek takes us through the Nagjumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas, before ascending a path that connects to Gokyo's main route. Beautiful lakes may be seen here, and Siberian ducks can be seen swimming over the still, mirror-like surface.

                             You can reach the town in front of the third Lake (Dudh Pokharai) in Gokyo in 2 to 3 hours through the wonderful trek from Thangnak. You may relax at the hotel for the remainder of the day or go up to Gokyo Peak (5,350m) to explore. This journey offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the area and take in the stunning, remote Himalayan scenery. Stay here overnight.

                              This is a day of relaxation and exploration in the stunning Gokyo Valley. Early in the morning, we'll climb the challenging trek for almost two hours to reach Gokyo Ri (5,360m). Although it is lower than Kalapatthar, the gradual ascent of this summit makes it considerably more challenging. You may get a beautiful view of the mountain's peak turning golden at sunrise from the summit of the Gokyo Ri. From the peak, one can see the four tallest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Cho-Oyu (8,153 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), and Makalu (8,463 meters), among many more.

                               You may also enjoy the breathtaking view of Cho-Yu base camp, which is located north of the Ngozumpa Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the world, as well as Gokyo Valley, which features the turquoise-colored Gokyo Lake, a teahouse, the surrounding edge of the Ngozumpa Glacier, and enormous snow-capped mountains. Enjoy this memory and the view from the summit of the Gokyo Ri forever. After wonderful memories, we wander back to Gokyo for the rest of the day to relax or see the fifth lakes and the neighboring Cho-Yu base camp. We'll be spending the night at the teahouse.

                                Today is the big day for the journey across Renjo La. (5,360m). After a peaceful breakfast, you depart from your campsite and ascend into a broad curie in order to reach the ridge line in front of you. This is the final difficult crossing we will encounter, and when we cross it, we are treated by an amazing view of the blue lakes at Gokyo and Mount Everest. 

                                On the western shore of Gokyo, you descend across arid glacial slabs and moraine to reach your campsite. Between November and February, we most likely require ropes to enter the isolated northern valley, which is 100 meters below. There is a possibility to see Tibetan traders traveling in caravans of woolly yaks loaded down with merchandise as they pass via the Nangpa La pass that connects Tibet to the Himalayas. Stay at the Lungden teahouse.

                                  We have a late start and go the entire way down, following the Bhote Kosi River. To ultimately arrive at the town of Marlung, where we halt for lunch, we go down the Nangpa Valley while passing through other tiny communities. As it descends and undulates from Marlung to Thami, the route passes past the community of Tauranga. For the rest of the day, we just relax and enjoy and stay at a teahouse.

                                    We leave Thame and descend to a stout suspension bridge that crosses the Bhote Khola. The region has some fascinating Buddhist rock art, and from here you can frequently observe Himalayan tahrs on the rock faces above and below. We return to Namche Bazaar after passing through the village of Thamo, where we stop for lunch before continuing on our journey.

                                    We descend steeply to the massive suspension bridge crossing the Dudhkoshi River in the late afternoon. We take a lunch break in Monjo after walking through Jorsale. We return to our lodge in Phakding after a brief afternoon stroll through Benkar's blue pine and rhododendron forest, which offers stunning views of Kusum Kangaru.

                                      In the Khumbu Region, Kongde is a little-known treasure. A 360-degree vista of the snow-capped giants, including Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, Cholatse, Nuptse, and Kusum Kanguru, is available from the base of Kongde Ri.

                                      This day may be spent relaxing at the lodge or climbing Farak Ri, a local hill. You can take in breathtaking views of the valleys and the Sherpa settlements, as well as inspirational views of Mount Everest and other mountains. The climb up the hill takes around two to three hours.

                                      In the evening, return back to your lodge and rest for the day.

                                        You leave Kongde and move down to the lower height after soaking in the magnificent mountain vistas. The distance walks down to Phakding Pass via many of the Sherpa settlements. On the stone steps, move gently and pay attention to your step.

                                        After a long trek, you will reach Phakding, stay overnight at a lodge, and rest for the day.

                                          This is the last day of trekking, where we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla after a short walk on the valley. You can spend the rest of the day as per your reference, Stay overnight at a lodge in Lukla.

                                            We wake up early in the morning to be all set for the arrival of our airplane for the flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are transferred back to our hotel. You will enjoy a farewell dinner with the staff members of NTA

                                              You will be departing Nepal today. A member of our staff from our company will take you to the airport and then say farewell.

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                                              Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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                                              What's Included

                                              Domestic and International Airport Pickup and Drop-Off Services

                                              • International Arrival Pickup
                                              • Domestic Airport Drop-Off Before Trek
                                              • Domestic Airport Pickup After the Trek
                                              • International Dropoff on your Final Departure Day

                                              Accommodations Services

                                              • 1 Night in Kathmandu Hotel (Twin Sharing, BB Plan)
                                              • 19 Nights in Local Tea Houses (Twin Sharing Basis)
                                              • If you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu (Apply the Addons option)

                                              Trekking Permits

                                              • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
                                              • Sagarmatha National Park Permit (Everest Permit)
                                              • Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

                                              Domestic Flight

                                              • Kathmandu to Lukla flight ticket
                                              • Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket

                                              In case of Lukla Flight Via Ramechhap

                                              • Kathmandu to Ramechhap drive by sharing transportation
                                              • Ramechhap to Lukla domestic flight ticket
                                              • Lukla to Ramechhap domestic flight ticket
                                              • Ramechhap to Kathmandu by sharing Jeep

                                              Food Services

                                              • 20 days of Breakfast: Local and Continental Choice from Tea House Menu
                                              • 20 days of Lunch: Simple and Light Lunch in Tea Houses
                                              • 19 days of Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals from the local Tea Houses Menu
                                              • 1 Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at Best Restaurant
                                              • Breakfast during stay in Kathmandu 

                                              Guide/Porter Services

                                              • English-speaking government-licensed guide (Minimum 10 Years’ Experience)
                                              • All Meals for the guide or porter
                                              • Insurances for Guide & Porter
                                              • Well-Paid Salary as Per Government Rates
                                              • Local Sherpa for Carrying Luggage (Up to 20 KGs Max)
                                              • First-Aid Kit Box Carried by Our Team
                                              • Trekking Porter Services (Available on Fixed Departure dates; 2 Guests Share 1 Porter)

                                              What's Excluded

                                              • Nepal visa fees upon arrival in Nepal
                                              • Tips and gratitude to the guides, drivers, porters, other staff, etc.
                                              • Extra-day expenses apart from the scheduled itinerary 
                                              • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, shopping, personal gear, hot shower, electronic battery recharges, and WiFi
                                              • All other expenses not included in the cost includes list.
                                              • Travel Insurance: It must be covered for both medical and emergency evacuations with a minimum value of USD 100,000.
                                               

                                              Availability & Private Trip

                                              For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

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                                              Size of the Trekking Group

                                              The best-recommended size for Everest three passes trek is a group of 12 people. However, NTA is capable of arranging the trek even if there are more than 12 people in your group. With your group, there will be 1 leader and a Sherpa porter (one porter for 2 trekkers). The arrangement ensures to continue the trek even if any of the group members gets sick.

                                              Accommodations During Everest Three Passes Trek

                                              The nights of the trek would be spent in the local teahouses. The accommodations will be in sharing basis with any one or two other trekkers. The arrangement could be done for the single person in a room as per request but it would charge extra $325 US. However, the arrangement is not possible in every place of this region.

                                              Meals During Everest Three Passes Trek

                                              The meals would be served in local teahouses available during the trek according to their menu. Dinner will be served in the tea house or lodge where we would spend the night and breakfast would be served in the tea house or lodge where we had spent the night before. The lunch would be served in the teahouse available on the way to the destination. The menu will mainly have the typical Nepalese food, except typical Nepalese food, you can also enjoy other international cuisines like Tibetan, Indian, Continental, Italian, etc. if available. During your stay in Kathmandu, you will be served with a welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfast.

                                              Altitude sickness

                                              Altitude sickness caused due to low oxygen at a certain height. It generally occurs from the height of 2500m or above. In some cases, the sickness can occur below the height of 2500m as well. The sickness is showed by headaches, nausea or vomiting, fatigue, loss of sleep, etc. The sickness can further lead to other serious sicknesses such as HACE, HAPE, and AMS. The sickness can be prevented if preventive measures are applied and may also be life-threatening if not cured at the time. AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)

                                              Altitude sickness is often followed by AMS. Altitude sickness is a mild form of AMS. It is not a serious life-threatening sickness but has to be cured at the time. The symptoms are the problem in breathing, poor sleep, dizziness, fatigue, poor appetite, etc.

                                              HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema)

                                              The sickness directly affects the brain as the brain swells with fluid in this sickness. The sickness often is life-threatening and has to be cured at the time. The sickness is showed by disorientation, lethargy, loss of coordination, memory loss, psychotic behavior, nausea, vomiting, headache, etc.

                                              HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema)

                                              The sickness as an effect on lungs as the lungs swells in this condition due to the collection of fluid and is able to take the life of a person if not prevented. The symptoms of HAPE are a persistent cough, chest tightness, frothy sputum, suffocation during sleep, headache, blue skin coloration, rapid breathing, etc.

                                              Prevention for Everest Three Passes Trek

                                              The altitude sickness may lead to life-threatening sicknesses if not prevented at the time. Following actions could prevent the life-threatening sicknesses:

                                              • Gaining the height slowly over days

                                              • Avoiding alcohol and smoking
                                              • Drinking enough amount of water during the trek
                                              • Doing full medical checkup at least 6 months before the trip
                                              • Eating high calorie but light diet
                                              • Consulting a physician during periods for the trek
                                              • Carrying and wearing warm clothes to prevent from cold
                                              • Keeping the body as dry as possible

                                              Frequently Asked Questions

                                              • Q1. What is the Everest Three Passes Trek?

                                                 Everest Three Passes Trek is a challenging trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. It involves crossing three high mountain passes: Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Renjo La Pass (5,360m). It offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, as well as an opportunity to explore remote villages and experience the unique Sherpa culture.

                                              • The duration of the Everest Three Passes Trek can vary depending on the itinerary and individual preferences. On average, it takes about 18-20 days to complete the trek. This duration includes acclimatization days, rest days, and additional time for contingencies.

                                              • Yes, the Everest Three Passes Trek is considered to be a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and previous trekking experience at high altitudes. The trail involves steep ascents, descents, and the crossing of high mountain passes. Proper acclimatization, adequate preparation, and hiring an experienced guide are highly recommended.

                                              • The best time to undertake the Everest Three Passes Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making it ideal for trekking. However, it is essential to check weather forecasts and consult with local authorities before planning your trek.

                                              • To trek in the Everest region, you will need two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit (also known as the TIMS card). These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or through a registered trekking agency. It is important to carry these permits with you throughout the trek.

                                              • Yes, teahouses or lodges are available along the Everest Three Passes Trek route. These basic accommodations provide meals and lodging facilities. However, during peak trekking seasons, it is advisable to book in advance, as teahouses can get crowded. It is also recommended to carry a sleeping bag for added comfort and warmth.

                                              • Proper acclimatization is crucial for trekking at high altitudes. To prepare for the altitude on the Everest Three Passes Trek, it is recommended to gradually ascend, take rest days for acclimatization, stay hydrated, and follow a slow and steady pace while trekking. Physical fitness training, including cardiovascular exercises and hiking at higher elevations, can also help prepare your body for the demands of the trek.
                                                 

                                              • While it is not mandatory to hire a guide for the Everest Three Passes Trek, it is highly recommended, especially for those without prior trekking experience or familiarity with the region. An experienced guide can provide valuable assistance in navigation, altitude management, cultural insights, and safety precautions, enhancing your overall trekking experience.

                                              • Some essential items to pack for the Everest Three Passes Trek include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing layers (including a down jacket and thermal wear), a good quality sleeping bag, a backpack, trekking poles, a hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle or hydration system, a first aid kit, toiletries, a headlamp, extra batteries, a camera, and snacks or energy bars for the trek. It is important to pack light and carry only the essentials.

                                              • Yes, there are variations and alternative routes available for the Everest Three Passes Trek. Some trekkers choose to skip certain passes or customize their itineraries based on their preferences and time constraints. The Gokyo Lakes trek, which includes the ascent of Gokyo Ri (5,357m) and the crossing of Cho La Pass, is a popular alternative. It is advisable to consult with a local trekking agency or guide to discuss the different options and choose the route that suits your interests and fitness level.

                                              Testimonials
                                              What Our Clients Say
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                                                Anthony JohnsonBrazil,March 08, 2024

                                                Everest Three Passes Trek

                                                I journeyed and found different friends through NTA, which was even more memorable. We were two, but NTA joined us with new friends and a common destination. The clear mountain view and favourable climate conditions were the main reasons why I chose this Everest Three Passes Trek.  Cho La Pass was too memorable because it links Gokyo village and the iconic Everest Base Camp.  Preparing for the ultimate challenge at Kongma la Passes was another moment, which explains why the NTA joined two groups, making one. Thank you, NTA, for this wonderful and most memorable trip of my life.

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                                                Benjamin GiacomettiAustralia,March 01, 2024

                                                Everest Three Pass Trek with NTA

                                                Planning a trek with Nepal Trek was my best decision. People think trekking alone is not worth it, but I want to express my experience of how and what makes me feel good while trekking the Everest Three Pass Trek. Firstly, I appreciate the hospitality that the NTA family gave to me, and the guide was the best of all time. Gokyo Valley's stunning lake, which leads to Cho La Pass, was so fresh that my strength doubled. Similarly, Renjo La Pass's dense forest was another place where I felt what I was missing, and that was the forest and lake, which I felt were the best medicine I had ever gotten. I travelled solo but got family like forest, mountains, lake, and most importantly, NTA family.

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