Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes Trek - 20 days

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Duration
20 days
Max. Elevation
5545m
Group size
Min. 2 Pax
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Private car/van, and flight
Best Season
February-June August-November
Accomodation
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All meals include during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner)
Starts at
Lukla
Ends at
Lukla
Trip Route
Lukla-Namche-Chhukung-EBC-Labuche-Gokyo-Thame-Namche-Lukla

Highlights

    • Start with exploring Kathmandu city- the city of arts and cultures and the history. 
    • Take a scenic flight to Lukla- the gateway to Mount Everest. 
    • Explore the vibrant Sherpa villages with unique cultures and the traditions. 
    • Cross the three challenging high passes of Rengo La, Cho La and Kongma La- over 5000 meters above the sea level. 
    • Collect the best views of Himalayas including Mount Everest. 
    • Create a lifetime experiences with A1 Trek.
Everest Three Passes Trek is one of the best trips in the Himalayas. One of the adventurous trekking in Everest, the challenging three passes trekking includes crossing the three high passes of- Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La. All of the three passes are elevated above 5000 meters above sea level. 
The great achievement and the wonderful challenge, Everest three passes trekking is complete trekking in Everest. Crossing over the high scenic passes of Khumbu with the mind-blowing views of mountains is an excellent experience. The exploration of traditional and unique Sherpa villages enriched with ancient Buddhist cultures is the next pick of the trek. 
The best elevation of the  Everest three high passes trek is- Kongma-la at 5,535m, Kalapathar top at 5,545 m with Everest base camp 5,364 m at Everest BC crossing Tsho-La 5,368 m and Renjo-la at 5,360 m are super exciting and challenging on the other end. 
The best time to trek Everest three passes trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Although three high passes trek in the month of December is also good. But three high passes Trekking in the month of monsoon (June to August) is not recommended due to the heavy rainfall in the low land and high Himalayas will be more fuggy. 

Important Note

As per the Itinerary can customize as your need and the primary piece of gear for day hiking is about 15/20 Liter. you can keep your personal belongings in this bag.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, the A1 Trek representative welcomes you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore around yourself if interested. 

  • Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

With an early morning flight, you will be arriving at Lukla airport. At Lukla, meet the porters before starting the trek. The route to Phakding is an easy one. Just keep on your eyes as the finest views of Kusum Kanguru can be collected. Phakding is a small settlement on the Dudh Koshi river bank. Enjoy a comfortable night's stay at the Phakding teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Start the day with a good breakfast. Get into Monjo then enter to Sagarmatha National park- the home to the greatest Himalayan flora and faunas. The dense forest of blue pine, deodar, rhododendron, and more. On a clear day, you can also catch the first glimpse of Mount Everest on the way up to Namche Bazar. After six hours of trek, you will be reaching Namche Bazar- which is also famous as the Sherpa capital. Namche is the home of famous mountaineers. You will be staying two nights at Namche before heading up. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After breakfast, you will be hiking up to Everest view point to collect the 360 views of the mountains. The viewpoint offers stunning views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. Later in the afternoon, you can explore Namche Bazar or can take a good rest in your hotel. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After spending two beautiful days in Namche Bazaar, you will be trekking to Thame this day. The route to Thame from Namche Bazar is gradual uphill and some part of a downhill combination. The views along the route are exceptional as Mount Ama Dablam especially looks the greatest. Upon reaching Thame, you can take a good rest in your teahouse. You will be staying at a local teahouse at Thame. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

This day is dedicated to acclimatization. You will be doing additional hiking to Sumdur Peak. Sumdur is a prominent peak/ridge with excellent views of Mount Everest, PasangLhamu Peak, and Cho Oyu. PapchamaPeak,Tengkhamuche,Kongde,Thamserku ,KhangTeka,KusumKhangkaru ,TengiRiu Tau and other adjoining peaks. 

Upon getting back from the hike, you can go around and explore the beautiful village of Thame. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After the two excellent days in Thame, today you will be further hiking to Lungdhen. The walk begins with a short ascent to the ancient chorten just above Thame village. Then you will enter the village in between the hills where the big mountains hide. Lungdhen is a small Sherpa village with very few local teahouses. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

On a long and exciting day, you will be crossing one of the three passes- Renjo La pass at 5435 meters. Starting early with a packed lunch and sufficient water to drink, you will first ascend the steep uphill to get to a flat valley.  Walking some time inside the flat valley reaching the bottom, you will then take a steep uphill through the loose rock area and then to the top of the pass. The top of the pass is full of good views of mountains including Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Thamserku Himal, and more. Additionally, the Ngozumba glacier looks stunning from the ridge. After enjoying the best views, you will be descending down to the Gokyo valley for the night. Gokyo is one of the best valleys In Everest with many glacial lakes. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse at Gokyo valley. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Hike the steep uphill to reach to the Gokyo ridge, which is widely famous as Gokyo Ri at the elevation of 5340 meters. The top offers excellent views of the whole Gokyo valley. The massive Ngozumpa glacier and the top are enriched with the best views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Gychung Kang, and other adjoining Himalayas. You will be then coming back to the teahouse for the breakfast. During the day you will be hiking to the fifth lake, which is also the base of Cho Oyu Himal. This way it is one of the beautiful days of the trek. You will be spending the night at a local teahouse

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After spending two wonderful days at Gokyo valley, you will be trekking to Thangna this day. It is an easy and pleasant day trip. The route to Thagna is an easy downhill from Gokyo. Upon reaching Thagna, you can take a good rest. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

One of the exciting and challenging days of the trek, you will be getting to Dzongla after passing Cho La pass this day.  The route first crosses the valley before taking a steep uphill route to Cho La pass. Into the rough ridge, the gradual ascend allows collecting the excellent views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest and the beautiful valley on the other side. You will be than walking across the Cho La glacier which is slipper and a bit adventurous to get to the viewpoint to enjoy the mesmerizing views. You will be making the final descent to Dzongla for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local house.  

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After an exhausting day, today you will be trekking an easier way to Lobuche. Lobuche is a small settlement in the valley. You can collect the good views of Mount Ama Dablam and other adjoining mountains from the teahouse. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse at Lobuche.  

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

One of the exciting days, you will first trek to Gorakshep for three hours. You will then have your lunch there. Post lunch, leave your bag packs and start the hike to Everest base camp with some essentials (day pack, water, camera, and some chocolates). It takes ninety minutes to get to base camp from Gorakshep. Enjoy the moments, collect the memories and leave a footprint at Everest base camp. Then retrace back to Gorakshep for the night. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Early morning, get to Kalapatthar to collect the best sunrise view. Kalapatthar is actually the better place to see the closer views of Mount Everest. And collecting the sunrise view at Kalapatthar is the best experience. You will then get back to Gorakshep for the breakfast. After having a delicious breakfast, you will be retracing back to Lobuche for the night. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse.  

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

On this day you will be completing all three passes as you will be traversing the Kongma La pass at 5535 meters. The route to the Kongma La pass is mostly uphill till the top through the rough moraine trail beneath Lhotse and Nuptse Peak. The top offers excellent views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. You will then take a sweeping downhill to reach Chukung village. Situated at the elevation of 4760 meters above sea level, Chukung is a small settlement with an incredible view of peaks including; Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse, and the beautiful Amadablam. You can take an optional hike to Chukung Ri for the best views. You will be staying overnight at Chukung.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After completing the three high passes, you will be now getting to the main trekking route of Everest base camp. From Chhukung, following a downhill route with the good views of the Himalayas, you will be getting to Pangboche. Pangboche is a small and beautiful village in the lap of the mountains. You can enjoy the excellent views of the mountains at Pangboche. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse at Pangboche.  

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

The easy and pleasant way. Although the distance is a bit longer, the route is mostly descending. You will be crossing the familiar village of Pangboche, Tengboche before getting back to Namche Bazar. At Namche Bazar, you can go to the cafĂ© to enjoy the good coffee and the fresh bake. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Retrace the same way back, that you have followed up. Get the final glimpse of mount Everest, enjoy the stunning trails, and wish good luck to the trekkers going up. At Lukla, you will be saying goodbye to your porter as well. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After collecting all the greatest memories of the trek, today you will be flying back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can take a relaxing rest. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With the hope to see you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye for this time. 

Food: Breakfast Included
Accommodation: not included. 

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Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle 
    • Hotel in Kathmandu at a 3-star category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 
    • Private vehicle and guide during Kathmandu valley sightseeing. 
    • All the entrance fees, and the permits needed for the trip. 
    • Domestic flight (Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu). 
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking.
    • Porter(s) during the trekking and their all expenses.
    • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking 
    • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking. 
    • Guide and porter insurance. 
    • All the government taxes and the company service Charge. 

Doesn't Include

    International airfare.

    Travel Insurance and Nepal Visa Fees

    Food in Kathmandu. 

    Extra charges of WIFI, hot shower, boiled water, and electricity to charge the devices during the trekking.

    Laundries and beverages

    Tips for Guide, Porter, and Driver 

Complimentary

    • Everest Region Trekking Map
    • Welcome, and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows restaurant,
    • A1Trek company logo print T-shirt
    • Trekking Certificate of A1trekking company.

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Made it in march 2020... Great organisation, landscapes... To be recommended

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