Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Visit world famous Sherpa village, get a chance to learn Sherpa Language, culture with our local people
  • Visit Tengboche monastery
  • You will have an adventurous yet awesome moment crossing three popular passes in the Everest region- Renjo La Pass (5464 meters), Cho La Pass (5420 meters), Kongma La Pass (5535 meters)
  • Hike to the top of Gokyo Ri and explore Gokyo lakes
  • Catch the finest views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar (5545 meters)

Everest three passes trek will take your journey to the highest altitude possible. Passing through three different passes: Renjo la pass, Kongma pass, Cho La pass. This trek will provide you with the Himalayan vibe which you have experienced like never before.

Our trip begins with…

This trek starts from the capital of the country. Starting your day in Kathmandu providing you with the best hand sculptures and history of Nepalese people. After that, you will fly to Lukla and then the real trek starts. Trekking up to Namche and three different passes to complete the overall journey of your trek takes you to the overall place of the Khumbu region. Meanwhile, You will trek to Gokyo, Kala Patthar, Gorakshep, Everest base camp, Gokyo, Lobuche. You will witness the beautiful and sacred monasteries of Dingboche and Tengboche.

This 21 days of the Everest Three Passes Trek will take you to places which you have experienced like never before. Likewise, Passing through some remoteness and high passes you will be thrilled and entertained. You get to see the largest glacier of the Khumbu region.

Those high altitudes with beautiful natural sceneries never fail to satisfy your trek giving you ecstasy of life. Not only Beautiful lakes of Gokyo region but the untouched beauty of that particular region is what you will fancy throughout the trek. Thus, Witnessing the Mt. Everest from the best vintage point Kala Patthar, visiting the Gorakshep and Everest base camp provides you with the best possible way to visit the Mt. Everest region. Similarly, Beautiful monasteries, stupas, and Tibetan styled houses will always accompany you in your way.

Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition has been providing services to trekkers for many years and will be continuing our work with the better establishment of safety and connection throughout the nation. So, You are always welcomed to be part of our trek.

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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 20 Days
  • Vacation Style Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 5,535m
  • Activity Level Tough
  • Best Season Mar - May , Sep - Dec
  • Group Size 1 - 20 pax
ACCOMODATION

Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge

Transportation:
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

Meal:
Full Board During The Trek


    We welcome you at the airport with our warmest greeting. After your arrival at the airport, we escort you to your hotel. You will stay for the night here in Kathmandu. Dinner is included.

    Today you will see the heritage of Kathmandu. The ancient crafts and creativity of Nepalese people. You will visit the monkey temple, Pashupatinath Temple. Durbar squares, Boudhanath temple and many fascinating small temples and heritages located in Kathmandu valley. You will stay for the night here in Kathmandu. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    You will fly to the somewhat worlds high altitude airstrips which gives you the thrill of the ride. You are sure to get adrenaline because of the short airstrip making this a lifetime memory. Then, after you reach to Lukla you trek to Phakding through lush green surrounding. You will stay for the night here in Phakding. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    After your good stay in Phakding, you trek to the most popular place of Khumbu region: The Namche Bazaar. This trek of about 6 hours of walking through different natural scenery, waterfalls, suspension bridges, and thrilling experience will take you to Namche Bazaar. You will stay for the night here in Namche Bazaar. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    Today you explore the diversity of Namche Bazaar. The culture of Sherpa people who are the major living tribe in Himalayan regions will give you a distinct knowledge about their culture and festivals. You will watch the might Mt. Everest. Today you acclimatize. You will stay for the night here in Namche Bazaar. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    Thame offers good views of snow peaks. Reaching to Thame also takes us to Thame monastery. Thame monastery is included in between many homes of the monks. Today’s walking will take about 5 hours. You will stay for the night here in Thame. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    Trekking for about 6 hours will take us to Lumde where on your way you will be likely to meet Tibetan traders. These traders descend from Nangpa la pass which leads you to the Himalayas from Tibet. You will stay for the night here in Lumde. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    You will trek to Gokyo through Renjo la pass. The trail there is full of enthusiasm as you enter the restricted area when you further move to the more northern region. You will observe the culture there as of Tibetan style. You will stay for the night here in Gokyo. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    Hiking to the top of Gokyo Ri through those steep climbing lets you see the Gokyo valley. Then reaching that top also provides you with the beautiful panoramic view of the whole Khumbu regions. Exploring Gokyo lakes will provide you with enthusiasm and calmness which you have never experience before. Ngozumpa glacier too will add color to your trek. You will stay for the night here in Gokyo. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    You cross the Ngozumpa Glacier probably the largest glacier of Khumbu region. This 6 hours of walking will lead us to Dragnag from Gokyo. You will stay for the night here in Dragnag. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    You have to cross the Cho-la pass by climbing it in order to reach Dzongla. After the steep climb of the Cho-la pass, you descend down to Dzongla. You will stay for the night here in Dzongla. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    To reach first you descend than ascend all the way. Crossing the Chola Khola you continue the trail alongside the Khumbu glacier. This trail will bring you insights of distant different stupas. You will stay for the night here in Lobuche. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    Trekking from Lobuche through Khumbu glacier will give you the closer view of the Mt. Everest. Through distant ascending, you get to see panoramic views of the Himalayan vista. After reaching Gorakshep through those ascents, you start our trek to Everest Base Camp. You will pass through moraines, rocky dunes, streams before finally reaching Everest Base Camp. Then, you will trek back to Gorakshep. You will stay for the night here in Gorakshep. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    Kala Patthar gives you the best glimpse of Himalayan ranges making this spot the best spot for admiring the views of Himalayan ranges. You get to see Mt. Everest closer than ever from Kala Patthar. But to reach Kala Patthar you have to ascend for several hours. Then finally you head your way back down to Lobuche. You will stay for the night here in Lobuche. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    Passing through Khumbu Glacier the trail takes you to Kongma La. After about five hours of walking from the Kongma La,, you will reach Chhukhung. Chukkung provides you the remoteness and natural beauty. You will stay for the night here in Chhukhung. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    You will pass thorough Dingboche In between to reach Tengboche. You come across the Tengboche village during your trek. Giving you the astounding view of Mountains all along your trek you will never get loose of those sights of the mountain. Finally reaching Tengboche takes you to Tengboche monastery which is of great religious value. You will stay for the night here in Tengboche. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    First, you will descend down the Tengboche Monastery. Then, after you’re descending for short period the trail you meet is easy and uniform. You will stay for the night here in Namche Bazaar. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    You will trek back to Lukla where you descended from aircraft. This trek will bring you to those familiar surrounding but will never fail to entertain you. You will stay for the night here in Lukla. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

    You fly back to Kathmandu. Now your overall trek is over so this might be your last day in Kathmandu. You are free for everything today. You can shop, visit and do many more things on your own. You will stay for the night here in Kathmandu. Dinner is included.

    We will escort you to the airport for your departures to your country. Breakfast is included.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Stay in the city at the finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Official T-shirt
  • Adventure Certificate (after completion the trek)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.

Packing Checklist

You can bring your personal clothing if you already have them with you,if not it’s worth buying all below mentioned clothing and equipments here in Kathmandu in good rates and your guide will help you with it.You will have plenty of time before the trek to buy stuffs in Kathmandu(thamel).

PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING

  • Fleece beanie
  • sun glasses
  • Chipstick / Sunscreen
  • Face mask or Scarf
  • Hand towel
  • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
  • Cold weather down jacket below waist
  • Fleece jacket and trouser
  • Trekking trouser
  • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
  • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
  • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
  • Socks and under wears
  • Trekking boot
  • Snow Gaiter (optional)
  • Runners / Snickers for camps
  • Head torch
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
  • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
  • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
  • Day pack Minimum 25L with side pocket for water bottle

FAQs

Trekking Days are designed so that the walking is enjoyable and safe. Typically, our trekking holidays involves 4 -8 hours of hiking per day, including a lunch stop. The trail varies from easy hiking on the lower elevation to strenuous walking over 5000 meters in the Himalaya Mountains. The day begins early at around 6.30 in the morning with a cup of tea. Before breakfast is the best time to pack your items not needed during the day into duffle bag keeping the essentials or items you wish to access throughout the day in your daypack. After breakfast, we are usually on the trail by 8.00 am. Lunch is around 12 pm and is generally 1-2 hour break. We reach our camp or teahouse by 4 pm as the afternoon walk is generally shorter than the morning. The time from arriving at the teahouse or campsite until dinner is your free time. There is always tea available, and sometimes side trips are available. Dinner is normally served around 7.00 pm. A common misconception is that if you are a slow walker you may hold people back – NOT SO. The group members often string out and there will be an hour or two between the first to arrive and the last. You walk at your own pace and stop when you feel like it. There will be always our trekking Sherpas, guides and porters at the front and the rear ensuring no one gets lost.

Himalayan Summit is a professionally managed trekking company based in Nepal, we have a policy of employing competent local trekking group leaders and guides. They are fluent in English and have undergone extensive courses in both guiding and health and safety including but not limited to wilderness first aid, mountaineering, eco-trekking training etc. Our team has had a year’s trip leading experience and are highly dedicated to providing quality programming. Much of our team has had working experience with international adventure travel companies.

We offer an open choice menu in our teahouse trekking programs where you can select the food you like for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your guide is available to assist you with menu selection and is there to ensure the food is hygienic, plentiful and nutritious. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. Properly boiled water is served for drinking during the breakfast and dinner meals.

We have our own experienced trekking cook on all of our camping trips. We adhere to strict hygienic guidelines to ensure our food served during the camping portion of the trek is properly prepared. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli, and cereal followed by eggs either fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional bread. Dinner is a hearty 3-course meal: soup, followed by a variety of vegetables, meat, rice, and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. Please communicate any dietary restrictions or special request to our staff when booking your adventure. Properly boiled water is served for drinking.

We book clean and comfortable teahouses which we have developed long and successful relationships with. Our standard trips are based on twin bedded with shared accommodations. We can book a private room for you if you like, which will incur an additional cost.

We discourage buying plastic bottled water because there is no proper disposal system in place and discarded water bottles cause an environmental and aesthetic concern in the backcountry. Therefore, we will provide properly boiled water to refill your water bottles and when serving hot drinks in camp or at the teahouse. Your guide is very concerned for your health and well-being and thus oversees all water processes.

We can offer top quality service and facilities at a competitive price because we do not operate overseas offices and thus do not incur the cost of such. There are no hidden or extra costs not mentioned in our programs and price-lists. In every detail, we set the highest possible standards, from safety to the type of gear provided to the food we serve. Rest assured we meet international standards on all aspects of our programs.

To book any of our trips, please completely fill out the online booking form on our website, http://www.himalayansummit.com/, and send it to us along with the booking amount. The deposit can be paid by wire transfer or by credit card (Visa or Master Card only). Upon receipt of your booking details, we will send you a trip confirmation receipt of your booking.

Fitness is perhaps the key factor in the trek. Most people of average fitness for their age can complete our trekking programs. It is important not only to have the most enjoyable experience but for your safety that you are both medically cleared for our programs by your doctor, and have embarked on a training program prior to leaving on our program. With that said, on all our treks you are encouraged to take your time, set your own pace and enjoy the surroundings. Most first-time trekkers are concerned that they won’t keep up. They soon discover that a steady and moderate pace will ensure an enjoyable trek, and have the energy for the duration of the trek. Trekking is not a walking competition. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it, and you will have enough energy for extra activities. The best preparation for trekking is a program that includes both cardio exercises with moderate resistance training. It is also helpful to take day hikes at least once a week gradually progressing in distance and elevation gain to simulate some of which you will encounter on the trek.

We are committed to the welfare of our staff from the trek leaders and guides to Sherpas, cooks, and porters. We ensure good wages, salary, and proper insurance. We provide the proper equipment and clothing needed for all our staff, including porters. Each one of our staff is an integral part of our programs.

You need general travel insurance which includes both cancellation insurance, as well as rescue insurance. Read your policy’s fine print to make sure it covers you for trekking and/or climbing, depending on what trip you have booked, and that it covers you for helicopter evacuation.

In the case of a serious medical emergency or in the unlikely event of a casualty, we will coordinate rapid medical evacuation procedures. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in any evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance.

Himalayan Summit trip itineraries have been professionally designed to minimize the effects of high altitude. However, many will feel some basic symptoms of the change in altitude. Your guides are medically trained to know these symptoms and if they are progressing to a more dangerous and serious condition. It is important to be a participant in your own safety and report any ill effects to your guide as soon as possible so they may make assessments as to your condition. Extensive medical kits are carried on all our trips, and your guides are trained in the use of all the equipment. In addition, we carry a Portable Altitude Chamber which is designed to mimic air pressure at lower altitudes. Our guides are trained in wilderness medicine and adhere to international standards and have a duty of care to you, the client.

Safety is our top priority. All of our trekking group leaders and guides have undertaken the Wilderness First Aid Medical Course and have years of experience in planning, organizing, and executing a well-designed program focused on safety. We carry Portable Altitude Chamber (hyperbaric bag) along with a comprehensive medical kit. We plan adventure travel trips so that safety and comfort are not compromised.

Definitely! Our airport representatives will greet you at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Do check the Himalayan Summit clipboard on your arrival in Kathmandu airport outside the arrival terminal hall. Make sure you have provided your flight details to us in advance.

Trekking in Nepal Himalayas is an adventure holiday and thus please do not expect a shower each day. Hot showers are sometimes available, however, we strongly discourage the use of hot water due to the fact that it is usually heated with wood, and deforestation due to tree cutting is an environmental crisis in many Himalayan places.

You will be carrying your day pack with warm clothes, drinking water, snacks, sun block, camera and any other personal items you wish to access throughout the day. Generally, your daypack will be around 5 kilograms.

Most airlines fly directly from many Asian and Middle Eastern countries, however, there are no direct flights from most western countries.

All our trips itineraries have an arrival and departure day from Kathmandu built in to allow for rest from your journeys on both ends of the programs. You are also welcome and encouraged to arrive a day earlier or leave Nepal a day later to have a look around the vibrant Kathmandu valley. Himalayan Summit arranges airport transfers, hotel bookings or any extra activities as required.

Almost every teahouse has electrical outlets in the rooms for recharging. For camera batteries, there may be a cost of usually about 2-3 US$ per hour for re-charging. We use the 220-240 volts to power their appliances and two point’s plugs are recommended to bring.

Trekking poles can certainly be helpful. They can help shift some of the stress of descent especially off of your knees and onto your upper body. Many fine trekking poles to be beneficial for the trek, but they are not required.

Yes. There are dozens of trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. Our trekking guide and representatives will be happy to assist you on this matter if needed.

If you want to take your phone with you, there is a good chance that it will work in most major cities. Please discuss this with your phone company prior to leaving for your adventure to see what the rates are and if you have an international calling and texting plan. You can also get the local mobile SIM card in Kathmandu.

It is notoriously difficult to predict the weather condition in the Himalayas. With that said, in general days may be warm and nights are cold. You can expect some snow or rain storms at times. Between 1000 and 3500 meters the temperature could be as high as 20°C to 5°C at the low end. At higher altitudes, the temperature ranges from 20°C to -10°C. During winter it is around 10°C colder.

Tipping is an accepted part of trekking although it is a completely personal matter. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Budgeting up to 10 % of the trek is a good estimate.

Trekking peaks is a permit classification, and are the least expensive permits for climbing. They are also peaks that have been classified as having the least amount of technical climbing to reach the summit. Generally, these peaks can be done in a day from a high camp to the summit and back to high camp on the same day. The routes we use are chosen for their objective safety, involve easy angled snow slopes, straightforward ridges and occasionally minor scrambling. You will be using crampons, an ice axe, harnesses, fixed ropes, etc. for ascending and descending. We will introduce, review, demonstrate and provide ample time to practice all the skills required for the climbing. Trekking Peaks are carefully designed to deliver an exciting opportunity to climb a Himalayan peak while providing proper acclimatization. These treks are open to fit, determined walkers who have previously undertaken ‘strenuous’ treks; previous mountaineering experience is an advantage but not essential.

One Review to “Everest Three Passes Trek”

    • Peng S

    Nepal, a great place. Every trip to Nepal and Himalaya should be done with a guide from a reputable company. From the start to the end of our trip we were in the fast lane. There are premium accommodation options along the EBC and Three passes trek, however, most are very basic but adequate. The trip was amazing. It was also very hard. I would not recommend three passes or Base Camp/Kala Patthar to anyone that is unfit, is injured, is overweight.


    Rating: 5 / 5

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