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Everest Three High Passes Trek - 20 Days

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  • Duration20 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Moderate to Challenging
  • Max Altitude 5545m
  • Activity Hiking - Trekking
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Accommodation Comfortable Hotel and Lodges
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Trek
  • Transportation Private Vehicle- Flight
  • Starts Trek from Lukla
  • Ends Trek to Lukla
  • Best Season March-April- May/ Sep.-Oct.- Dec.
Overview
Trip Highlights
  • Highly experienced trekking crews
  • Guided Sightseeing tour around the world heritage sites and trekking,
  • Private vehicle to and from Ramechaap, domestic flight to and from Lukla,
  • Following the adventurous, Moraine, rocky and sloppy trails,
  • Classic and definitive Himalayan trek via breathless alpine landscapes.
  • Amazing Himalayan wildlife
  • At least 9 times above 5000m. places
  • Kongmala 5,535m, EBC 5,350m, Kalapatthar 5,545m, Chola 5,420m, Gokyo Ri 5,380m,  Renjo La 5,370m,
  • Views of the Mt. Everes 8,848m, Lhotse 8,516m, Lhotse Shar 8,383, Makalu 8,485m, & astonishing panoramic view of several peaks.
  • Historically and anthropologically significant valley
  • Away from Crowded route
  • Picturesque Sherpa villages, mane walls and bridges
  • Buddhist culture, traditions, Monastery, Lungdars, stupas and chortens
  • Enormous scenic glacier, landscape, icefall and moraine
  • Nice hotels and lodges with delicious food menu
  • Kneed and clean dining room with yak dung heater
  • Hot showers and comfort toilets

The Three major passes are Kongmala Pass (5535 meters), Chola Pass (5420 meters), and Renjola Pass (5370 meters)

Three Pass Trekking

The Everest Three-High Passes Trek is one of the most adventurous opportunities for incredible thrilling scenes in the lap of high mountains through rocky and sloppy hills. Specially, three passes Trekking is popular for those who want a tough mountain magical challenging adventurer trip into the world's Highest Mountain fold. The amazing trip goes through different valleys in the Mighty Everest region. People may think Trekking into this region is only for seeing the high mountains and giant Glaciersl, there are so many things to experience within three passes of Everest trekking. There are FOUR significant meaningful valleys such as CHHUKUNG VALLEY (Eastern Nomadic Alley), KHUMBU VALLEY (Prime Himalayan Alley), GOKYO VALLEY (Holistic Alley), and THAME VALLEY ( Bhote or Northern Nomadic Alley). These four different valleys have different histories and meanings. At the moment widely known and respected Himalayan ethnic cast Sherpa reside highly in these regions. The ancient history of the Khumbu civilization is quite mysterious and interesting. It has taken thousands of years and generations to build the recent moment in the Khumbu region. According to the "KIRANT ETHIOLOGY LEGENDS,” the modern civilization of Khumbu has come over with several historic ERAs. The first was the Nomadic Era, the pilgrimage Era, the Trans- Himalayan trading Era, and the settlement Era in the Khumbu region. So without any doubt, the ancestors of Sherpa were Tibetan and came across NANGPA - LA PASS.

In the beginning, they came with their cattle to Nomadic pastures and later followed on pilgrimages from BHOT (TIBET) to NEPALAYA & BHARAT (INDIA) for a BODGAYA tour. During travel, they developed the Trans-Himalayan Trade of Salt, which likely continued for years and years then they decided to stay before the NANGPA - LA PASS but close to the BHOT society. That may make it easier for them to barter Himalayan Salt with grains and chilly in the lowlands during winter and transfer to Tibet in summer. They have developed the same culture, traditions, and religions that they used to have in Tibet. So, the recent culture, traditions, and religious practices are very similar to the Tibetans in the Khumbu region. The language may diverted slightly but it is sure the TIBETO language. Until a few years back People of Khumbu were called Bhote and Lama etc…but these cast names changed into Sherpa after Tenzing Norgay’s and Sir Edmund Hilary’s successful attempt on Everest.

Lobuche

The Three-pass Trek is a bit away from crowded and takes you at least 9 times above 5000 meters altitude. So that, you will have enough acclimatization and will have enough time to experience Tibeto Sherpa Buddhist culture and Traditions.

The three- High Passes Trek provides astonishing scenes of the massive Mahalangur Range Mountains Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8485m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m, Mt. Nuptse 7861m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Tawache 6441m, Mt. Chola-Tse 6440m, Mt. Lobuche 6119m, Mt. Pumori 7161m, Mt. Bharunche 7162m, Mt. Gyzungkhang 7952m, Mt. Ngozumba 7885m, Mt.Kwangde and uncountable other related snow caped including famous trekking climbing peaks. Walking over the world-dominating glaciers may provide a magic and mysterious taste of adventure. So, several adventure lovers strongly recommend this trek for a lifetime of rewarding thrilling adventure experiences in to the legendary Himalayas.

Itinerary

During the high tourist season flights from Kathmandu to Lukla is impossible. Most tourists get to drive in the middle of the night from Kathmandu to Manthali for the next day’s morning flight. But we recommend moving a day earlier from Kathmandu to nearby Manthali. That will provide the perfect countryside views of Nepal and also would not make the rush and uncomfortable drive.

The flight takes about 25 minutes from Manthali to Lukla. Collect your baggage then move to the hotel and get introduce with your trekking crews, make your breakfast then the trek begins gently to the left bank of Dudh Koshi River via Chaurikharka village, Kyangzoma, Thado koshi, Ghat and overnight at Phakding 2600mtr.

Lukla
Tenzing Hilary Airport ( Lukla)

 

We commence our trek to Namche Bazaar through the Dudh Koshi River bank. Today, we will cross many suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. The zigzag trail leads us through Banker, Monjo to the Jorsalle checkpost.  Sagarmatha national park Office and Military bureau control your trekking permits in this check Post. Thamserku, Kusumgaru, and Kwongde Mountains are visible all the day through. We follow the uphill trail from the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi are meeting each other.

Bridge
Crossing Hillary Bridge over the Dudhkoshi River

Now we begin steep ascending to Namche Bazar. We make a quick stoppage just over the shoulder of steep up after one and half hours of walking from there you will have the 1st excellent view of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.)Then it takes approximately 45 minutes to arrive Namche Bazaar. Bellow the Namche Bazaar Nepal police Bureau will control your trek permits for entrance or exist.

Namche
Namche Bazaar

It is considered an ideal day for altitude acclimatization in this place, after breakfast get higher around the museum. There is very nice viewpoint including the statue of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and rounding mountains view such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kusumkangaru, Kwonge Peak, and Thame Peak. It would be the best morning ever in your travel time then follow the steep climb up to the world’s highest airstrip airport “Syangboche”. Turn right across the Everest View hotel to Khumjung village for a day excursion, visit the monastery which is still preserving a yeti’s head then get back down to Namche by aside the Khumjung school or if you want to go to Khunde village you can continue climbing and take a direct way to Namche bazaar from Khunde.

You have to walk through the same way just up to the Museum then take a right flat easy trail. The mountain view is widely spreading all around, make a small break in Chhumoa and follow the path which is heading to the riverside Lowsasa and Fungitanga. From there it is steep climbing through the pine, fir trees, and juniper and rhododendron forest till Tyangboche. Visit the holy monastery in the evening Puja (praying) time and overnight at the lodge. Tyangboche is not a big place so most of the hotels are very full of trekkers.

Khyangjuma

Leaving Tyangboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Cross the Imja Khola over the suspension bridge and slowly scale upwards walking to Pangboche village. Pangboche is a very popular Sherpa village with a lot of Buddhist culture and tradition and keep walking ahead for lunch in Sommare (a little hamlet). Then follow the classic trail for half an hour and enter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam peak. Follow the trail to Imja River with the beautiful view of Mt. Lhotse, Island Peak, peak 38, and so many others till you arrive in Dingboche village.

 

NangkartsangTake enough drinking water some energy bars and comfortable cloths for the day hiking up the Nangkartsang peak 5050m. It will take approximately 3.5 hours for up and down, we recommend you at least to get 4800 meters higher for today even you are unable to get the top. The views from the summit will be a complete packages of adorable and rewarding. 

Dingboche to Chhukung is a gradual way on the valley to Imjatse, enjoying the great views of Lhotshe, Amadablam, Island Peak, and Amalapchha. You arrive at the lunch and can explore the Chhukung ri for a day excursion and benefit from the next day's long excursion over the Kongmala pass.

It is very essential to start early in the morning for the pass due to long and demanding passes, Carry sufficient water and nutrition for the day because you won’t get any lodges until you arrive at Lobuche. Today is a fantastic day however it is a long and strong walk along the snowy, rocky, and sloppy high hills.

kongma
Kongma- La Pass 5,535  Meters

 

It takes almost 3 hours to Gorakshep, it would be a demanding walk through the Gyatsungkhang glacier, a big moraine track, and a giant Khumbu glacier lying on the right side. Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and Ngozumba are towering Mountains over your head. You arrive in Gorakshep by lunchtime and make an Everest base camp tour if you are feeling well otherwise you can have a relaxing day.

EBC
Everest Base Camp 5,170 Meters

 

Wake up very early in the morning for 2 hours excursion to Kalapathhar (5550mtr) before breakfast for panoramic views of mountains including Sunrise. You also will see the Everest base camp, icefall, a long Khumbu glacier bed, and numerous mountains. Get down to Gorakshep for breakfast and follow the same way back to Lobuche. 15 minutes after Lobuche a small path loom into the right valley and takes you to the Dzongla.

Today is also a very important day for our trekking for crossing the Chola Pass. You have to eat breakfast very early in the morning and follow a little track towards the brown Rocky Mountains.  The trail is very demanding and has very beautiful views of several mountains including the world’s highest peaks. It goes via rocky climb, snow boulder to the pass then it is slippery downhill to the moraine and huge flat barren pasture field. Your muscle must be very tired so, drink some water and eat some bars then continue down to the narrow valley on the fold of the hill.

Chola Pass
Chola Pass 5,420 Meters

 

Passing the way along a large glacier called Ngojumba is a fantastic day. Walking in the glacier you feel like an ant is walking in a sandy globe. The path is difficult to find in the glacier because it ves every year during the rainy fall season so you have to search for stone man and then follow aside track to Gokyo. After lunch just get up to the edge of Glassier and enjoy the panoramic wide view of Mt. Cho oyu, Gokyo Lake, Ngojumba Glacier, and Gokyo Peak.Gokyo

Explore Gokyo Ri very early in the morning which may take three hours for up and down. From the summit, you will see rewarding views of Mt. Cho–oyu, Pumori, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Bhorunche, and many other mountains around. Get down to Gokyo and the day is free or you can hike to the fifth lake for the day tour.

Gokyo Lake

The third pass is coming on your hand so repeat the same thing that you have done for the past passes. Take the path aside from the Gokyo Lake towards deep mountains in the forehead. The snaky trail leads you often climbing along the moraine, rocky hill after hill for 3 hours to the top. The previous views of numerous mountains are still towering all around for the final smiling with re-invitation proposes. From the pass, you have to descend for 4 hours downhill to the Lungden valley. This site seems still typical of Sherpa village because their way of life is still not so much changed as on the other side.

Renjo
Renjo La Pass 5,360 Meters

 

Today mostly we walk on the ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt Way. Walking in this valley gives a feeling like in Tibet, little thatched houses are scattered which are still used for settlement and yak's pasture. The legendary trail from Tibet to Nepal gets in touch and leads the walk down to the Maralung village. This route has been used as a Trans-Himalayan salt trading for years and years. The massive landscape, culture, and villages along the bank of the Bhote Koshi River provide heavenly joy. The zig-zag trail follows the Bhote Koshi River bank which is really providing the mysterious experiences. The ancient Gumbas, Stupas, Chortens and the legendary village Thame is the most important things for the day. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa was born in Thame and several famous mountaineers including Guenese world recorder climbers.  Lunch break in Thame village will be the most effective time and then cross the Bhote Koshi over the new suspenson bridge to reach Thamu village.  Thamu is the village of one another legendary climber known as the snow Leopard " ANGRITA SHERPA" .The trek for the day offers completely different experiences and feelings than the other part of the Khumbu region. Thamu village is known as the Keypoint of "BEYUL" that means the silent, peaceful and secured  place in Buddhism.

Thamu

If you want to visit the Monastery before your breakfast otherwise can lay down longer. The trail is quite meditative along the river bank and through the alpine forest. The small arising mountains are standing all around however the temperature is quite comfortable. Trail does not have strong descend and acsend until you arrive Namche Bazaar. Make your Lunch in Namche Bazaar and descend down to Monjo or Toktok for overnight. 

Trek to Lukla may not demand for today. Take your time and enjoy your time perfectly. If you want you can arrive at Lukla for the lunch and can explore Lukla Bazaar. Overnight at the Hotel with last mountain dinner.

Take the morning flight from Lukla to Manthali and drive along the Sunkoshi River bank to Kathmandu for 4 hours.  Probably you will arrive by the Noon to KTM and take free tine in Kathmandu

Route Map
Everest Three High Passes Trek - 20 Days map
Cost Details

We offer every trip on a very essential cost basis. We provide special discount for larger group, Travel Company, Partner Agent and non profit Organizations.

What's included
  • Airport pick up and drop with private verhicle
  • 3 nights Hotel Room on B/B Planning basis in Kathmandu (Before & after trekking)
  • Kathmandu - Ramechhap- Kathmandu drive with private vehicle before and after trekking
  • Domestic plane ticket for both way ( Ramechhap- Lukla- Ramechhap) 
  • Plane ticket or transportation charge for your guide.
  • Trekking permit related to National park fees, TIMPS permit, Local permit.
  • Local accommodation and  3 times meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek including hot drinks.
  • Guide's and porter's salary including their trekking insurance, equipment, food and accomodation.
  • Private vehicle for 1 day sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Service charges and farewell dinner
What's not included
  • Nepal entry visa:
  • Your International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fees at UNESKO's cultural world heritage site in Kathmandu
  • Tips for your trekking staff.
  • Your health insurance and expenses.
  • Helicopter price in case you need to be evacuated.
  • Your travel or trekking insurance
  • Drinks: bottle drinks like coke, Fanta, mineral water, can juice, mars, bars & cereals
  • Warm water or tea for your day bottle.
  • Room charge in case you stay longer than our program
  • Extra hotel room in kathmandu in case you stay longer than our program
  • Vehicle price and guide's salary in case you need extra sightseeing tour in kathmandu
Departure Dates
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Useful Info

Notice for domestic flights to and from Lukla:

The Tribhuwan International Airport and the domestic Airport are partially the same in Kathmandu. So it used to be a heavy air trafficking during international flights. That is affecting tremendously for the smooth flight operation to Lukla which is mostly departing early in the morning. Most of the tourists come to Nepal for Everest region trekking and the main gateway to enter into this legendary region is by flight to Lukla. The airport in Lukla is only suitable for small aircraft so there would be uncountable flights in a day. Thus, aviation had decided to operate regular flights not from Kathmandu but from the nearest airport of Kathmandu during the main tourist season. At the moment, the nearest airport is in Manthali Ramechhap, which is approximately 4 hours drive away.

The flights are effective from the beginning of October to the End of November in autumn and March to mid-May in spring.

Most tourists get to drive in the middle of the night from Kathmandu to Manthali for the next day’s morning flight. But we recommend moving a day earlier from Kathmandu to nearby Manthali. That will provide the perfect views of the countryside of Nepal and also would not make the rush and uncomfortable drive.

Altitude sickness:

Altitude sickness (acute mountain sickness) is difficulty of sleeping, dizziness, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, rapid pulse, nausea, vomiting, etc. It affects mountain climbers, hikers, and skiers because of lower air pressure and lower oxygen levels. It occurs as the result of failure to adapt at a higher altitude. It happens most often in the brains or the longs after the fluid begins to leak from the blood vessels.

When the fluid collects in the brain, you initially get headaches, loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness, want to lie down and feel powerless, physically moving is unwilling, and a decrease of consciousness, and the problem with balance coordination is called high–altitude cerebral edema (HACE). If the fluid is collected in the lungs, you become breathless and dry, and it makes regular irritative cough, sometimes coughing up blood too, discoloration of the skin, and chest tightness is called high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE).

Prevention:

To prevent acute mountain sickness; we have to follow fundamental gravity habits such as patience, consistency, and discipline in the mountain. The mountains have their own rule and regulations. We cannot turn them into our nature except by following and respecting them. Cloth on properly according to the altitude, avoid rapid altitude gain, drink enough water or fluid, take enough acclimatization time to adjust the body at a higher altitude, avoid alcoholic items, control smoking, eat regular meals, get higher & sleep at lower altitudes. Avoid high altitudes if you have heart and lung disease. If the symptoms occur then stop climbing mountains and descend to a lower altitude. In case the person is seriously sick, or cannot bring him/her to a lower altitude by walking and carrying then she/he should be rescued by quick Helicopter evacuation.

Clothing Equipment:

  • Lightweight walking boots, a pair of track shoes, and slippers to wear in the evening or when the boot is wet.
  • Warm jacket (Fibers fill or down should be adequate.)
  • A Rainproof jacket with a hood or poncho.
  • Warm clothes or fleece jackets.
  • Thin and thick trousers.
  • Warm trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. (Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary during treks going above 3000mtr)
  • Thermal underwear (These are excellent for sleeping at night)
  • A pair of loose-fitting long shorts and 1 lightweight long-sleeved –shirt are particularly suitable for avoiding sunburn.
  • A woolen or warm hat to wear in the morning and at night. Sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
  • A pair of gloves (warm and normal ones)
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick warm socks.
  • Underwear, buff, and hankies as you need.

Accessories:

Duffle bag or kit bag to carry your gear while trekking, sleeping bag. Small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day e.g. toilet paper, towel, soap, etc. Water bottle. Snow glasses and sunglasses, 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. Headlamp with spare batteries, sun cream, personal medicine, lip guard, toothbrush, towel, Reading materials, game items (optional), notebook, rubber band, pen and pencil, a diary, a pocket knife, trekking map, passport, and copies.

Drinking Water:

Travelers should be very aware of drinking water in Nepal. They are not completely adapted to digest direct normal spring water due to bacteria. So, we recommend you drink mineral water or boiled water. Also, you can use some purifier tablets such as chlorine tablets for purifying water on the trekking. We strongly recommend mineral water in the city area and purified or boiled water in the trekking.

Accommodation:

We provide accommodation according to your demand and accessibility either normal standards or comfortable luxury hotels in the City. We provide very neat, clean, and comfortable hotels, lodges, friendly homestays, or locally what is available for the most suitable.

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