Everest Three Passes trek offers the ultimate and complete trekking experience in the Everest region. Truly a traverse strenuous itinerary fit best to the ambitions trekkers intent on crossing the high altitude passes with the hike to the smaller peaks without the commitment to any technical climbing skills – purely a challenging trekking holidays in the Himalayas.
Evrest three passes trek is dramatic, challenging and adventurous trekking trial since we cross the three high altitude passes namely Renjo la (5388 m), Cho La (5380 m) and Kongma La (5535 m). Crossing the rugged high passes of Renjo la (5388 m), Cho La (5380 m) and Kongma La (5535 m) with climbing of the three peaks of Gokyo Ri (5483 m), Kalapathar (5545m) and Chukung (5550 m) and the hike to Everest base camp makes Everest three passes incomparably enchanting. Spring and Autumn season is considered as the best season for this trek.
As you arrived in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu a Hike Manaslu representative will be there for your warm welcome and will help you transfer to your hotel. In free time you can either take rest or can walk around Thamel. Overnight at hotel.
A half-day guided tour around Kathmandu city’s historical and cultural landmarks. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, the most important sites of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Catch the playful antics of the monkeys and beautiful city views at Swayambunath temple. Get lost in Kathmandu’s old city bazaars, public squares, and former royal palaces at Durbar Square.
Early morning scenic 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla. From Lukla passing through several Sherpa villages and some suspension bridges we will reach Phakding. Phakding is a beautiful Sherpa settlement.
Take breakfast, tie your boot and get ready for trekking to Namche Bazar. The trail goes through Dudh Koshi river bank
After breakfast we will continue up the bank of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. When enter the National park boundary we descend, a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar. After walking for sometimes in riverside, we will reach high suspension bridge and walk ascent to a top of big hill Namche for few hours which is our stop for this day. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region. Over night at Namche
We do required a acclimatization day at this altitude to adopt high altitude before heading up to high elevation so today will be our first acclimatization day in this trek. You will have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view or take a short hike to Thame village or stroll around the market as per your wish. If this is a Saturday; one can see the lively & colorful market of Namche as Saturday used to be a typical days for peoples for shopping, exchanging and sailing their goods. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to hotel for overnight.
After Namche, we separate from the classical route of Everest Base Camp and walk into the left corner onward Thame Village. It is the oldest village of Sherpa’s, used to be a trade route to Tibet/China. About 150m above the town there is the Thame Gompa, a picturesque monastery set amongst the many homes of Lamas and lay people. Overnight at Thame
From Thame the trail heads north to Thame Teng and on through several small villages such as Chanakpa, Taranga, crossing through the yak field to reach Marlung village where we will overnight at Mt. tea house.
We walk approx of 4 to 5 hours at deserted hill side to reach Lungdeng where we will overnight at basic Mt. Tea house or at our tented camp if the tea house is not available. This has a great view of Ngazumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of the world.
This day is a big day! Crossing the Renjo La will be one of the more difficult days of the trip due to the altitude and its nature of walking. Typically the weather is clear at spring from March to May and from Sep to Nov thus the prospects for favorable conditions are excellent. Upon on reaching to the top of Renjola, the views are just outstanding. Walking onward to Gokyo involves a glacier walk for sometimes where carefully waking required, and then the entire walking to Gokyo is via easy walking down. Overnight at Gokyo.
After the Renjo-la, you would love to have this relax day at Gokyo. You may just rest at Gokyo or have chance to explore up to the fifth lake passing another forth lake and enjoy the view. This is great place and an opportunity to view full part of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. You can see the Northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and biggest glacier of the world Ngazumpa glacier; and stroll back to hotel for overnight.
Walk Early in this morning we hike up to Gokyo Ri for the breathtaking view of splash a sunrise top of the mountain including Mt. Everest view and many more Himalayan scenery. This will be unforgettable life time memories and enjoy around the top. We have a great memories and stroll back an hour’s to Gokyo for breakfast. We trek down to Thaknak for the overnight passing through the second lake and walk on the glacier.
With the early start, we climb up from Tangnak and approach a large boulder field. Beyond this ancient moraine, the climb to the pass is steep in places, involving some easy scrambling. The upper part of the route can be snow covered, particularly after November. The challenging pass offers some stunning views of including an unusual aspect of Ama Dablam. The descent from the pass involves the crossing of a small glacier (usually snow covered) which is fairly straightforward. We descend steeply to the grazing pastures below, the trail becoming more defined as we approach Dzongla (4830m), where we stay tonight in a very small basic lodge.
Day to leave Dzongla, we continue our descent on an easy trail. A short ascent brings us to the foot of Awi Peak, which we contour round on a wonderful high trail with great views of Chalotse and Tawoche across the valley. After then we descend to catch the main trail again just below Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche (4,930m) from where the sunset on Nuptse is absolutely stunning.
We continue our trek along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalapathar and Pumori. You have good chances for the best view of Mt. Nuptse a front of you walking along the Gorekshep. The trail up to the Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers the good view of Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest Base camp and glacier with scenic Mountain View. We enjoy the night at Gorakshep the higher elevation.
After the breakfast at Gorekshep we ready for our adventure to the targeted destination and we continue our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall. The walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the walk passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams till you reach the base camp. Everest Base Camp is lively with commotion during the high expedition season. After a grand time here, retrace the journey back to Gorekshep to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
After breakfast trekking via Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La Base Camp (5,000m/16,404ft) continues ascending to Kongma pass- this ascend is difficult part of our trek today. After gaining the Kongma La, we see cairn wrapped in prayer flags,-marks of the pass. Then we descend a gradual walks up the Imja Khola valley to Chhukung to Dingboche, a small summer settlement. Overnight at Dingboche.
The walk today will be easy heading downhill to a lower elevation from Dingboche, the walk is pleasant and all the way to Tyangboche. After the bridge our route descends following the stream towards Pangboche village, and further down to Tyangboche. Tyangboche is one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam.
After breakfast treks down to Phunkethanga a small settlement with couple of teahouses. From here the trail leads downhill through the forested path with great memories and after crossing the local wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to steep climb to Sanasa to Namche bazzar and trek further down to Monjo for overnight stay.
After breakfast we trek back with enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. And finally today the trail leads you back to Lukla. After your arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek.
After an early morning flight to Kathmandu our guide transfer you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel with ending your Himalayan trip with us.
This morning, after breakfast, you will be free or this is a last minute for you shopping gifts to your friends and family. On time, we transfer to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure to your onward destination.
Trip Notes of Everest Three Passes Trek
- Airport transfers on both domestic and international flight
- Standard hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin with breakfast.
- OPEN and CHOICE full board meals while on Everest three passes trekking.
- Properly boiled drinking water while on trek
- Responsible trekking having 01 porter to each trekkers
- Accommodation at teahouse or lodge on twin share private room.
- Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
- Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit.
- All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
- Professional trekking group leader trained in Wilderness First Aid.
- Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag or OXYGEN with comprehensive First Aid Kit.
- Assistant trek guides porters with their salary, wages, transportation, insurance and required trek gears.
- Three passes and peaks trek map.
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
- TIMS trekking permit, Everest national park entry fees for the three passes and peaks trip
- VAT, all government taxes and service charges.
- Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kin
- International Airfare
- All Drinks and main meals in cities.
- Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battering charge, telephone and beverage drinks etc.
Equipment List For Everest Three Passes Trek