Everest High Three Passes Trek - 21 days

Crossing of the incredible three passes; Ranjo la Pass 5,360m, Cho la pass 5,368 m, and kongma la pass 5,535m with Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek

Trip Facts

Max-Altitude 5,545m/18,187ft at Kalapatthar Transportation Private Vehicle & Flight
Grade Adventurous Accommodation Hotel/Resort at Kathmandu and Tea Houses During Trekking
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner During Trekking Best Season Spring (March, April, May) & Autumn (September, October & November)
Communication Satellite Phone/ Internet Access in some places Group Size Minimum 02 for private trip/ any size for group joining

Trip Highlights:

  • Three isolated high passes followed by typical trail, rolling up and down of hills, Himalayan Sherpa culture, engraved with attraction like Gokyo Lake, valley, kalapathhar, deep dudhkoshi monasteries, prayers flag, prayers music and many more.
  • Outstanding view of four Himalayas of the world’s eight highest peak.
  • Natural and cultural biodiversity of and around Sagarmatha national park.
  • Stopover at Everest base camp, a last entry to top of the world.

Trip Introduction:

Everest High Three Passes Trek is highly adventure based trekking chock-full of dare and thrill activities within 20 days. The incredible three passes; Ranjo la pass 5,360m, Cho la pass 5,368 m, and kongma la pass 5,535 m are the most fascinating areas of Everest region. The magical trek offers the opportunity to watch four of the sparkling gigantic Himalayas listed on top ten lists named as cho oyu 8201m, Makalu 8,463 m, Lhotse 8516 m, Everest 8,848 m and others.

After spending two days in Kathmandu cultural tour, time to make and attempt some challenge. Our Everest High Three Passes Trek adventure package trip starts after reaching Lukla and March to phakding, a wonderful place and full of wonderful people. Namche, Thame, Lumde are the place we cross before the passes of Everest trekking experiencing the Himalayan culture. Among the three passes, Ranjo la pass is the lowest pass but no doubt that it offers heart overwhelming view of Gokyo lakes, glaciers and overall gokyo valley. The place like Kala Pathhar from where one can have an astonishing view of top of the world Everest very closely is situated in Cho la pass, a second passes. Everest base camp and khumbu ice falls are other attractions that make fall for it. After passing lobuche, a highest and most awaited pass, khumbu la is reached. The outstanding unspoiled scenery of Everest passes and its surrounding is most fascinating part to adventure and nature lovers. Monasteries around, prayers flags and mantras adds a flavor while going down to Tengboche.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.
Accommodation:
Hotel or Resort as per your request.
Meal includes:
Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Accommodation:
Hotel/Resort
Meal includes:
BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft altitude) & trek to Phakding (2,650m/8692ft altitude) (half an hr fly & 4 hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3,739m/12,395ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: Trek from Thame to Lungdhen (4,380m/14,266ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Trek from Lungden to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass (5,360m/17,581ft altitude) (6-7 hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Morning ascend to Gokyo Ri (5,483m/17,984ft altitude) and back to Gokyo. Full day excursion around the Gokyo Valley.
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Dragnag (4,650m/15,252ft altitude) (3-4 hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Trek from Dragnag to Dzongla (4,843m/15,885ft) via Chola pass (5,368m/17,607ft altitude) (6-7 hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft altitude) (4-5 hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,925ft altitude) & continue to Everest Base Camp (5,380m/17,646ft altitude) then back to Gorakshep (6-7 hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Morning climb to Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,187ft altitude) and back to Gorakshep. Then trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,104ft) (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung (4,730m/15,514ft) via Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18,154ft altitude) (7-8 hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 16: Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche (3,985m/13,071ft altitude) (4-5 hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 17: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar. (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 18: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla. (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 20: Spare day. Free for personal activities or additional activities on request.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: BB Plan & Farewell Dinner

Day 21: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Meal includes:
Breakfast

Remember: This itinerary outline can be easily changed as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon Deluxe, Standard, Budget and your group size. You can easily feel free to CONTACT US any time for any queries.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.
Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing’s airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the airport as per your arrival schedule. He/she welcome you and drive to hotel. Check-in hotel and take a rest or relaxation time at Hotel. Then you can have a free excursion to know the surroundings and visit our office to get brief information of Everest High Three Passes Trek, we also conduct an introduction program with trekking leader and official team.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.
Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Early morning breakfast at hotel. Our guide will pick you up from hotel for sightseeing of World Heritage Sites. Actually there are seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and we arrange sightseeing spots according to your choice, you have to choose only 3/4 spots for a day since it is not possible to visit all places in a single day – at least 2/3 days requires to have sightseeing tour of all heritage sites in Kathmandu. World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu are; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple, Pashuapatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Changu Narayan Temple. In the evening we again can have pre trek discussion.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft altitude) & trek to Phakding (2,650m/8692ft altitude) (half an hr fly & 4 hrs walk)
Early in the morning drive to Domestic terminal of Tribhuwan airport. Take a flight for about 30 minutes to Tenzing Hillary airport Lukla- is the beautiful valley which is surrounded by High Mountain and hills from all direction. Make sure the backpacks and all stuffs fully arranged to get started the trek towards Phakding. The easy and scenic trail follows soft descends to bank of Dudh Koshi River, follow the river bank of the river before we reach at Ghat. After there we continuously walk gentle ascend to Phakding. We visit several Gompas, Monasteries and beautiful stone carving (written Buddhist scripts) all the way to Phakding.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Early breakfast at teahouse. Follow ascent trail through pine forest. We have to cross several suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River, gradually walk via Benkar, Chumoa and Monjo to reach at check post of Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park where we have to record our National Park entry permit. With a walk of zigzag ascends and descends, mostly uphill takes us towards the capital of Sherpa people at Namche Bazaar. We can have beautiful view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru Peak and other.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places
As we are already at above 3,000 meters from sea level at Namche Bazaar, it is a perfect way to acclimatize by resting and exploring around at Namche Bazaar before ascending towards more altitudes. As per health experts suggests keep moving and stay active to adopt with the weather. Today we ascend towards Syangboche View Point to have excellent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru and other snow-capped peaks. Again we continue the walk with continuous scenery towards Everest View Hotel; it is a good place to have refreshment drink with the views in our surroundings. After there we go to explore an important Buddhist monastery of the region at Khumjung Monastery then back to Namche Bazzar. At the evening, we can explore around the Bazaar, can use ATMs, use internet cyber, cafes and restaurants to be close with locals as well as learn unique culture, tradition and lifestyles of Sherpa’s.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3,739m/12,395ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
After having a day rest and acclimatization at Namche, we feel physically and mentally fit to continue the walk towards Thame, at the beginning we turn west side to start an ascend of Bhote Koshi Valley. While continuing the old trade route into Tibet, we cross through impressively fluttering prayer flags, several Mani walls, wonderful stone carving et cetera. Once we reach up to Bhote Koshi Valley, we shortly continue the steep climb all the way to Thame Village. At evening, we can go to explore Thame monastery, located above from the village where Sherpa people’s famous festival “Mani Rimdu” performs annually in the sprung time.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: Trek from Thame to Lungdhen (4,380m/14,266ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
After having breakfast, we start the trek initially following rather easy trail that continues through banks of the Bhote Koshi. After crossing the river and walk for around an hour we reach at a charming village of Marlung, again continue the trek that goes to Lungden. It is a beautiful place with great scenery of Himalayas and few numbers of tea house lodges.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Trek from Lungden to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass (5,435m/17,826ft altitude) (6-7 hrs walk)
It is an important day of our entire Gokyo EBC Trek with Cho La & Renjo La pass that we are going to cross our first pass Renjo La at 5,435MASL. After having very early morning breakfast, we start ascending towards Sandy Kharka, walk through the edge of glaciers and climb through stone steps before reaching at the Pass. View from the pass is really stunning. Shortly, the trail follows downhill through rocky and icy spur to the Gokyo Valley.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Early morning ascent to Gokyo Ri (5,340m/17,515ft altitude) and full day excursion around the valley.
Before having breakfast, early morning (around 4 AM) we start ascend of Gokyo Ri which takes three hours gradual ascend from the village. Gokyo Ri, also known as Gokyo peak is most probably the best view point of Khumbu and Everest region, once we reach at the top of the rock of Gokyo Ri we will be rewarded by 360 degree views of world’s towering mountain ranges including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and many more snow-capped peaks. After spending an hour of time at there, we safely retrace our steeps back to Gokyo. Remaining times of the day we explore around the biggest glacial or Nepal – Ngozumpa glacier as well as make a tour to other lakes excursion.
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Thangna (4,650m/15,252ft altitude) (3-4 Hrs walk)
After having breakfast at Gokyo, we can take a time to excursion around Gokyo valley since this day we do not have to walk too long to reach at Thangna. Have a lunch at tea house of Gokyo, we leave from there to Thangna village. It is a Sherpa cultural village situated in a corner of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Keep moving around the place to make physically active before cross the adventurous Cho La Pass 5,429 meters next day.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Trek from Thangna to Dzongla (4,843m/15,885ft altitude) via Cho La pass (5,420m/17,777ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk)
After having early morning breakfast (around 4 AM), we leave from tea house at Thangna since we have to cross the adventurous pass before sun light melts the snow. We gradually follow ascend along the valley towards Cho La Pass. Cho La Pass is usually covered by blue ice over the rocks from where we have really close- up views of Himalayas. After having a short and memorable time at the top, our trail immediately follows gradual descends all the way to another charming Sherpa village of Dzongla.
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft altitude) (4-5 hrs walk)
After taking breakfast at Dzongla, we start the walk, this day also we are not going to walk too long to give accompany of recent hard physical workout for Cho La Pass. Our scenic trail goes with numerous numbers of time ups and down with continuous views of Mt. Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam et cetera. Lobuche is always busy during the time of season because it is a main stop of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trail.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,925ft altitude) & continue to Everest Base Camp (5,380m/17,646ft altitude) then back to Gorakshep (6-7 hrs walk)
Early morning breakfast at teahouse. Today’s trail leads to our core destination. We cross moraine of Khumbu glacier, pass through pyramid sign on the way from where you can observe Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Langtern, Mt. Khumbutse, and Mt. Nuptse. Then again we follow small trail to Thangma Riju form where we perceive 360 degree vista of Snowy Mountain. Then climb steeply trail to reach at Gorakshep where we find Show Mountains in all direction including Mt. Everest & Pumori. Gorakshep is our today’s stop for dinner and overnight. Take off our backpacks and heavy stuffs at tea house and start a journey towards Everest Base Camp. After having a great time at Everest Base Camp, we retrace our steeps back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Morning climb to Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,187ft altitude) and back to Gorakshep. Then trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,104ft) (5-6 hrs walk)
We start trek at early in the morning at round 4:00 A.M. to Kalapathar for sunrise view over the Himalayas. We walk continuous ascend around 2 hours to reach Kala Pathar. When the first ray of sun strike the mountain it turns into Golden color which seems pretty amazing. Take picture of golden Mountain and soaring around Kala Patthar return back to Gorakshep for breakfast.  Then we start gradual descend trail all the way to Lobuche.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung (4,730m/15,514ft) via Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18,154ft altitude) (7-8 hrs walk)
Today, we are going to cross last but not the list pass of our Everest High Three Passes Trek, which is the highest pass among all three passes.  We start the walk early in the morning by following the trail that heads eastwards along the side of Khumbu Glacier. Once we cross the small river that comes from Khumbu Glacier, shortly we follow gradual ascend all the way to Kongma La Pass at 5,535 meters. View of high mountains and valley views are really stunning. After making the foot prints at the top of the Pass, we start descend towards beautiful valley of Glaciers at Chhukung.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 16: Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche (3,985m/13,071ft altitude) (4-5 hrs walk)
After breakfast, leaving Chhukung valley, we walk through easy and scenic trail to Pangboche. Along the trail, we pass through numerous numbers of ice streams. When we reach at near to Dingboche, we walk along the stone walled alpine landscapes. Once our trail merges into the main trail of Everest Base Camp at Dingboche, we continue not more than one hour to reach the small settlement of Pangboche.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 17: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar. (5-6 hrs walk)
Leaving Pangboche, we follow soft descend to Tyangboche then again to descend and straight trail all the way to Namche Bazaar. Along the trail we pass through few villages, spectacular scenery of mountains, landscapes as well as flora and fauna.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 18: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla. (5-6 Hrs walk)
After breakfast, we gradually trek back to Lukla via Monjo and Phakding – the same place we used to begin the trek. The trail is always busy during the time of season with movement of several trekkers and climbers. At evening, celebrate the occasion of adventure trekking trip by gathering together all hosts and guests.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Early morning breakfast at lodge. Walk to Lukla airport for schedule flight. Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing’s airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the Kathmandu airport. Drive to hotel. At the evening feel free for leisure and personal activities such as Shopping, markets explore, spa, massage, rest and relax can be an option.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 20: Spare day. Free for personal activities or additional activities on request.
This is a day as a spare which can use with rest, relaxation and free walk around the market. Day trip in request: Sightseeing, Meditation, Rafting, Paragliding, Short Hiking, Mountain flight and other activities can be done according to you plan. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner together with entire team of Adventure Mountain Nepal.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 21: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Our airport arrival and departure representative will drop you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your scheduled flight.
Meal includes: Breakfast

Cost Includes: 

  • All land transportation by private vehicle including Airport Pick up & Drop
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan (3 star category Hotel/Resort)
  • A day guided sightseeing tour in world heritage sites of Kathmandu including private vehicle, experienced city tour guide, all entrance permits
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu both way flight
  • Tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Fee
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Manual System) permit
  • An experienced government certified Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of experienced porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s foods, salary and insurance
  • General first Aid Kid
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with entire Adventure Mountain Trekking Team
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch and Dinner in city as per itinerary
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff
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A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@adventuremountaintreks.com

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