Trip Fact

Trip Duration 17 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Transportation Private vehicle / By Air
Accomodation Teahouse
Price US $ 1650
Trip Style Tea house trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 5,545m
Per Day Walking 4 - 6 Hours
Visitors/year Around 25,000
Best Season March to May and October, November
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Trip Highlights

  • You will lose at least 8-12 lbs
  • Trekkers who have enough courage to challenge great Himalays prefer Everest Three Passes Trekking
  • The panoramic view of highest peak of the world, Mount Everest, from Renjo La Pass gives you ecstatic feeling
  • The view of Gokyo Valley is hard to express in words which leaves deep impression of silence in you
  • You see more than 10 mountians including world’s highest, Mt. Everest from here

Everest base camp with three (3) high pass trekking is for those trekkers who are a bit experienced and daring to challenge the giant Himalayas of Everest region. The three high passes trek include Renjo La, Gokyo valley with lake, Chola, and Kongma La. The view of panoramic of the popular Himalayas and exotic Gokyo Valley truly mesmerizes you throughout the year but on a certain period of time, it gives more beautiful and heavenly sight. Its beauty with some thrills will make the specific place in your life which you will never be able to pretermit. Renjo La pass is located in Khumbu Valley at an altitude of 5,360 m (17,585 ft). Renjo La is in the eastern front of Lungden leaving Gokyo to the west. The path to it is very difficult and passing it during winter is very hard to deal.

The major attraction of the trek is the panoramic view of some of the highest peaks of the world. From here you reach exotic Gokyo valley with a lake which further paves the way to Cho La Pass. Chola is located in Khumbu Valley at an elevation of 5,420 meters. While on the way to Cho La, one crosses Ngozumpa glacier. The trail meets classic Everest Base Camp route in the east. It is physically challenging task to ascend Chola requiring crampons for the slippery path. Kongma La pass is at an altitude of 5,535 m (18,160 ft) located between Chukhung and Lobuche village. While returning from base camp trekkers can attempt Kongma La. Among three passes (Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La) Kongma La is the highest pass. 

Best time to travel and Food- The best time duration for Everest Three Pass trek are Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November) when the climate is warm and sunny. Regarding the foods, all kinds of meals will be provided to you on time during the trek. The major and somehow best foods provided are toast or chapati, eggs, potatoes, porridge, fried Mars Bars, and tea or coffee for breakfast; and rice, lentil soup, curried potatoes with vegetables, greens and a papad for lunch. Light foods will be provided for dinner which will help maintain the balance of food and will not affect the health condition. The western meals like a burger, pizza, and oily foods, tobacco and alcohols should be avoided as far as possible.

Permits and regulations: For the treks in Everest region, you will need TIMS permit and a Sagarmatha National Park permit. If you are going via trekking companies, those permits will be arranged by those companies. But if you are planning to go on your own, you will need to take your TIMS permit from Kathmandu, and a Sagarmatha National park permits from Monjo. Monjo is a village checkpoint that you will pass on the first day of your trek.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
  • Day 02:Phakding to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 03:Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization Day)
  • Day 04:Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche
  • Day 05:Thyangboche to Dingboche
  • Day 06:Dingboche (Rest and Acclimatisation Day)
  • Day 07:Dingboche to Chhukung
  • Day 08:Cross to Khongma la Pass – Trek to Lobuche
  • Day 09:Lobuche - Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp
  • Day 10:Gorak Shep to Dzongla
  • Day 11:Dzongla to Gokyo Lake
  • Day 12:Rest day at Gokyo Lake
  • Day 13:Gokyo to Renjola Pass Lungden
  • Day 14:Lungden - Thame
  • Day 15:Thame to Phakding
  • Day 16:Phakding to Lukla
  • Day 17:Lukla to Kathmandu by air

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding Taking the incredible picturesque flight early in the morning from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m), for 40 minutes, one can experience nearer to enormous mountains adjoining Nepal and China (Tibet). After taking off, our Sherpa crews carry our trekking equipment. In the afternoon, we start our walk by moving downwards to the Dudh Kosi River and catch the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is unproblematic and after passing through the small village of Ghat(2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding.
  • Day 02:Phakding to Namche Bazaar From Phakding we cross the river and ascent the valley. The track is nearer to the river valley and is in a series with attractive blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very fabulous when flowers blossom in the spring months. After crossing the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar we can glimpse on enticing snow-capped peaks of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). From here it is only a short walk to Monjo (2835m),. In the hours of daylight the walking is a little problematic and includes the vertical inclination to Namche Bazaar. From Monjo it is a short march to the doorway of the national park, prior to crossing the Dudh Kosi River to Jorsale (2805m). The trek goes on upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the meeting point of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi Rivers. After passing a large and stable suspension bridge far above the river, we gradually mount at a steady pace. There are some incredible picturesque prospects as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Tabuche (6542m) are visible.
  • Day 03:Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization Day) We wander around Namche Bazaar for a next night for becoming accustomed to the height. Namche is an affluent village situated in a large protected hollow. From the national park headquarters above the village, one can take the opportunity to witness both the sunrise and sunset views. The dazzling panorama includes splendid scenery of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After breakfast, we can either walk towards Thami (3810m) above the stunning Bhote Khola River Valley or choose for going to the national park headquarters to observe the out of the ordinary displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park’s flora and fauna.
  • Day 04:Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche From Namche Bazaar, we walk towards the park headquarters and go on up to high above the Dudh Kosi River. Higher than Namche the path to Thyangboche turns out to be visible with the monastery located below the summit of Everest and encircled by other Himalayan peaks. Also, one can spot local flora and fauna including the beautiful Danfe pheasant, often seen among the birch and silver fir forest between Shanasa and Trashinga, and Himalayan tahr, on the high ground above the trail. After arriving at the reforestation nursery at Trashinga, the track slopes down steeply until we come across the Dudh Kosi River at Phunkitenga (3250m). After lunch, in the afternoon we go up, initially steeply, through pine, fir, black juniper and rhododendron forests towards Thyangboche. The monastery and our lodge are sited in a fine-looking grazing land surrounded by immense Himalayan peaks in a beyond doubt serene and tranquil environment. The most prominent peaks seen from here are Kantega, Ama Dablam and, for sure, Mt. Everest.
  • Day 05:Thyangboche to Dingboche From Thyangboche we gradually go up high above the Imja Khola and get further on of the tea houses at Orsho before crossing the river and old glacial moraines on our track to our hotel in the community of Dingboche. The landscape is impressive while Everest here is hidden behind the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge; the giant peaks that rise above the eastern ending of the valley.
  • Day 06:Dingboche (Rest and Acclimatisation Day) Indeed, Dingboche is a striking assortment of small fields surrounded by stone walls shielding the crops of barley and potatoes from the chilly winds. It is occupied mainly through the monsoon months, when big numbers of yaks are made to graze in the valley meadow. At the back of the lodge, the enormous rock looks of Tabuche look as if we are moving towards the heaven. Chukkung is another sensible option. The sights are unbelievable in this valley; the soaring south face of Lhotse to the north, Island Peak in the core of the valley and the fluted ice walls of nameless peaks is lined up in the southern end of the valley.
  • Day 07:Dingboche to Chhukung Our trek passes through stoned fields and Imja Khola valley before entering the surrounding of Himalayas. It continues to Bibre, known as yak herdsman place. Our trial continues through interesting icy streams with fantastic view of Ama Dablam and Amphu Labsa mountains. After around 3 hours and 30 minutes of walk, we reach Chhukung. Stay overnight at Chhukung.
  • Day 08:Cross to Khongma la Pass – Trek to Lobuche Early in the morning after having a light breakfast, we begin our trek to reach the most important part of our entire trek i.e. Khongma la pass. There are two ways to reach our destination, Lobuche. We can either take the path over a hill which is to the northwest of Chhukung over Nuptse glacier moraines or, we can walk back to Bibre and trek on the path above Niyang Khola. The pass is covered by cairns and Buddhist prayer flag. The final slant from this pass is the most difficult part in our entire trek. After ascending the moraine, the trial turns north by Khumbu Glacier which takes our trial to Lobuche. Stay overnight at Lobuche.
  • Day 09:Lobuche - Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp Fairly short Gorakshep trek, gives an occasion for a comforting breakfast before starting the day’s walk. From Lobuche we trek to the broad valley that is parallel to Khumbu Glacier. A steady way up permits us to build the slow, steady pace necessary when walking at high height. When we arrive at the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we make a sequence of small up and down walking over a unsteady track lined with cairns that shows the way ultimately to the unexpected glacial sands of Gorak Shep (5160m). And then, we consequently, head off towards the Everest Base Camp. Everest Base camp lies at the altitude of 5,380m (17,600ft) giving the panoramic view of Himalayas and thriving rifts. Here, rest is taken for acclimatization to reduce or fully rectify the risks and severity of altitude sickness and other hazardous diseases.
  • Day 10:Gorak Shep to Dzongla We trek to Kala Patar (5545m) early in the morning to observe awe-inspiring crack of dawn views from this amazing vantage point. From the hotel the way up is pretty steep, so start very leisurely and try to go up at a slower speed. Kala Patar is the rocky peak below Pumori. It is a hard-hitting walk because of the elevation, but the observation from the top is beyond our imagination. We set off for Lobuche, where we stop for lunch after returning back to lodge and have our breakfast. We then, tag along the Lobuche Khola downstream where, after a while, we take a path to the right heading off towards Dzongla.
  • Day 11:Dzongla to Gokyo Lake From Dzongla, we will have to begin walking early in the morning after having light breakfast. From camp we go up promptly on a narrow path passing large rock chunks and on the left we can see the main glacier. Once we pass the track of snowfield, the situation becomes easy, we soon get to the top of the pass (5420m), where the views are amazing and include Baruntse (7220m) and Ama Dablam, as well as a sea of lesser peaks. As there are fissures which seem to be dangerous, we do not stroll around the snowfield. The decline from the pass is vertical and care should be taken as we follow the graceful rocky path down to the Nymagawa Valley. After few hours of walk we reach Thangnak and have lunch there and after lunch we cross rocky chunks and reach Gokyo Lake. It takes another 45 minutes to reach the settlement of Gokyo where we spend the night.
  • Day 12:Rest day at Gokyo Lake Today, we have a rest day. Those who desire for the morning views at Gokyo RI will have to wake up early for an ascent of Gokyo Peak (5360m), whereas others can have a belatedly breakfast and may be take an optional walk up the Gokyo Valley to enjoy extra glorious scenery. Gokyo RI is the highest mountain in Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas located on the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier (largest in Nepal and in the whole Himalayas). From the very point, we can have the mesmerizing view of four 8000 m peaks i.e. Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt.Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu; and also the view of small village with stone houses blows the mind of visitors. After having this magnificent panoramic view of Himalayas, we trek back to Gokyo Lake and stay overnight there.
  • Day 13:Gokyo to Renjola Pass Lungden As we have a long day to walk today we have an early beginning. The path goes round to the north of Gokyo Lake and then goes up. Turning to our backside, we can view exceptional views of Gokyo and the mountains in the background. We keep on moving and also see boulder hop towards Renjo Pass (5420m). We now, reach the peak of the pass, which is noticeable by prayer flags, from where we can have a look into Nangpa Valleyand and on our backside we have views of Everest and Makalu. From the pass sliding down is difficult as we have to walk on loose rocks. After a while, we arrive at a glacial lake from where the valley opens up. We carry on to head down the valley through open pastures for a moment before bearing right to reach the small community of Arya.
  • Day 14:Lungden - Thame We have a late start and move down all the way, following the Bhote Kosi River downstream. We walk down Nangpa Valley, passing through small settlements to finally reach the village of Marlung, where we stop for lunch. From Marlung the trail continues to descend and undulate passing through the village of Taranga to reach Thami.
  • Day 15:Thame to Phakding We head off from Thame and move down to cross the Bhote Khola on a well-built suspension bridge. There are some exciting Buddhist rock painting in the area and, from here and on the rock face above and below, Himalayan tahrs are often seen. Our direction continues through the village of Thamo and back to Namche Bazaar where we take a greeting break for lunch. In the afternoon we move down steeply to the large suspension bridge over the Dudhkoshi River. We walk through Jorsale and back to Monjo, where we take lunch. In the afternoon it is a short walk passing through Benkar through blue pine and rhododendron forest, with great views of Kusum Kangaru and we return back to our lodge in Phakding.
  • Day 16:Phakding to Lukla 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.
  • Day 17:Lukla to Kathmandu by air We wake up early in the morning to be all set for the arrival of our airplane for the flight back to Kathmandu. On onset in Kathmandu we are transferred back to our hotel. You wiill enjoy farewell dinner with the staff members of NTA

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Cost Includes

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • Sagarmatha Conversation Area Project Permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
  • 2 Nights accomodation in Kathmandu.(3 star or Similar)
  • Transportation by flight ( Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu) and all necessary ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Trekking Map
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
  • Tasty and hygienic organic welfare dinner at the end of the tour in Kathmandu
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
  • An experienced licensed holder guide and needed number of porters as per your group size
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
  • Foods, flight tickets, accommodations and local tax for guide & porters
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available in a hire

Cost Excludes

  • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum. 
  • International flight tickets and departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
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    I was referred to Binod, Amrit, and the team by a friend who has worked with them before. You can't go wrong with this team - and are a sure bet in Kathmandu's competitive and somewhat sketchy environment. They were so friendly, so kind, and so knowledgeable about their country. I will remember my Everest adventure forever, and I continue to stay in touch. A beautiful experience.

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    Full service Tours, Trekking and Expedition

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    Binod and the crew from NTA will help organize every detail of your trip based on what you want to see, budget and level of trekking ability. They can sort out accommodations, trekking permits, even food. The most important thing is that the NTA staff is personable and will make sure that your trek is safe and your needs are met. I Recommended to a few friends for Everest Three Passes and they have not been disappointed.

Useful Info

Size of Trekking Group
For Three Pass Trek, there will be one leader and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate Everest Base Camp trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 12 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 12, NTA can arrange this too.

Accommodations
While on the trek, we will spend nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for Three Pass Trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 325 US. But some places in Everest region do not allow single accommodations.

Meals
During our Three Pass Trek 19 Days Trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, bread and drinks of different variety and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be served at the same teahouse or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner, and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.

Getting Visa for Nepal
You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get the tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of a visit but regarding the tour, you will get the visa for 15 to three months. For trekking, you need to submit the photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.

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