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Everest Three High Pass Trekking

Adventure above 5,000 m crossing Kongma-La, Cho-La and Renjo-La pass.

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Everest Three High Pass Trekking is one of the most exciting high-altitude adventures of a lifetime experience. Where walk involves crossing above 5,000 meters pass, traversing from one scenic valley to another beautiful area.The charm and beauty of Everest Three High Pass Trekking cover most of all the Khumbu and Everest regions. The walk takes you from the east to the western end of Khumbu valleys, staying overnights in the comfort of nice mountain lodges.The problem of high altitude sickness is taken care of, as this trek is designed and set with flexible itinerary days. Especially on the first part of the adventure with enough days rest days for acclimatization at various heights.Which makes this trek enjoyable, visiting the most beautiful places of Khumbu areas in the close shades of majestic Mt. Everest. A great memorable journey of more than two weeks with ever-present views of dramatic landscapes and snow peaks.Everest Three High Pass Trekking, starts from the town of Lukla, after a smooth short flight from Kathmandu. Walk follows on main trails past lovely traditional villages adorned with age-old heritage culture and customs of Buddhism.Walking into a lovely cool forested path, lined with tall rhododendron and pine trees as the climb starts heading to Namche Bazaar. The mecca of Khumbu Sherpa’s and trekkers, where one can find nearly all types of facilities. Which makes Namche the prime village for a pleasant stop as well to get acclimatize, before heading to higher ground.

Adventure from Namche onwards takes you to the top of a beautiful spot at Thyangboche, a renowned place for Everest panorama. As well as its magnificent monastery, an interesting holy site to get blessed by the high priest.From Thyangboche on the trail to our adventure reaching the scenic valley of Imjatse, enclosed by high towering peaks. After a few nights at Dingboche and at Chukung’s lovely settlement, and then head towards our first pass to cross Kongma-La. The highest pass of the adventure at Kongma-La, and then walking across Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche.Trek continues higher up reaching the eastern end of Khumbu at Everest base camp, enjoy the stupendous arctic landscapes.The base camp is an incredible place to experience covered with giant snow peaks and remorseless fields of ice and glaciers. After a great exciting walk to Everest base camp, the adventure leads to the highest point of the trek. On top of Kalapathar rocky hill for closest views of Mt. Everest with Mt. Pumori that towers above you.On completing the first highlights of the trip, the next adventure takes you to our second pass to cross over Cho-La. An exciting traverse from the mainstream areas of Everest to the picturesque hidden Gokyo valley of serene scenic lakes.At Gokyo an enjoyable time after crossing two high passes of the adventure, explore the beautiful valley. Hike up to Gokyo-Ri for super views of the world’s four highest peaks Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu with Cho-Oyu.Includes grand scenery of Gokyo valley and its lakes with Nepal longest Ngozumpa glacier. After a pleasant and wonderful moment at Gokyo, the adventure leads to our last and final third Renjo-La pass. A great steep haul to the top of Renjo-La on leaving Gokyo valley, from the high ridge of Renjo-La. Enjoy the fantastic views of a towering snow mountain range with Mt. Everest, and then a long descent reaches Thame. A sleepy, farm village, situated west of Namche Bazaar famous for its old monastery stands on top of Thame village. From Thame onwards to Namche Bazaar and back within green vegetation and tall trees, as walks get easier on a downhill. The walk leads past Namche Bazaar heading further down to Dudh Koshi, then ending our marvelous trek at Lukla.
The next morning a swift panoramic flight brings you to hustle and bustle of city life in Kathmandu. After a grand glorious adventure and experience on Everest Three High Pass Trekking.


Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On first arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport received by our guide and staff with traditional greetings. Taking care of your baggage, and then a short drive to the hotel, located in the heart of a city near the exciting areas at Thamel. Check into your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed from the Jet-Lag, join in with other members for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offering information regarding the trek, hotels, local lodge.As well of local culture with do’s and don’ts, evening a group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepali Restaurants. Entertains the environment with folk cultural program as introduction to Nepalese heritage and culture.

Day 2Tour of Kathmandu heritage sites of great interest.

Morning after breakfast, at given time our city and cultural guide will receives you at the hotel. A short drive to the hub of Kathmandu city, for exciting tour of old Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard. The area is teemed with life and activities, a great way to soak into Nepalese cultures. Visiting historical and religious monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites most of the ancient buildings.After an interesting time at Durbar Square, a short drive to Nepal’s most important landmark, the Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years old history. A Buddhist monument tucked on a hill top west of the city, from here visit the Hindu holy temple of Pashupatinath. The tour continues to large dome Stupa of Bouddhanath, as well known as ‘Little Tibet’. A great place to enjoy the tour of the world’s largest Stupa with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.Enjoying the day tour, transfer back to hotel rest of the afternoon preparation for the trekking and packing the right gear.

Day 3Fly to Lukla 2, 846 m and trek to Phakding 2,645 m - 04 hrs.  

Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic air-terminal for early flight to Lukla, as time to board in a small aircraft. The plane heads east facing superb panorama of Himalaya range of peaks with Mt. Everest, then landing at Lukla airport.A moderate town, where walk starts heading down to Dudh Koshi River valley through several Sherpa villages. Festooned with prayer flags, Buddhist monument and prayer wall then reaching our first overnight stop at Phakding village.

Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 feet - 06 hrs.

Today’s walk to Namche Bazaar, morning having nice breakfast the trail leads up and down to Benkar village. Cross over a long bridge to Monjo village to enter Sagarmatha National Park, as walk leads to cross another bridge.Then reaching Jorsalle for lunch stop, the last village before Namche Bazaar, afternoon walk following a river bed. As climb starts on crossing the last high bridge, an exciting long winding uphill within forested path to Namche Bazaar.On reaching Namche transfer to a nice lovely lodge for overnight stops, facing views of Kwangde and Tharmasarku peaks.

Day 5At Namche for acclimatization and a short scenic hike.

A perfect place and right altitude for rest day as well for acclimatization, morning take a short hike. The top of Namche high ridge offers grand views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse with Ama Dablam. Includes series of peaks, visit the park museum nearby, an interesting place to get information of the Khumbu areas.For energetic people, enjoy few hours steep climb up to Everest View Hotel for glorious view of Mt. Everest. The first deluxe and luxury hotel of Khumbu and Everest region at 3,880 m high. Afternoon relax or take a stroll around the streets of Namche Bazaar lined with shops and many nice restaurants.

Day 6Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Adventure continues on leaving Namche Bazaar towards our destinations, morning walk on scenic wide path. Overlooking views of giant snow peaks as walk leads into lovely forest and down to Phungi Tenga near Imjatse River. A small place popular for lunch and refreshing stops, afternoon few hours climb up to Thyangboche and the monastery. One of the best beautiful spot for a short moderate trek, where one can enjoy panorama of Everest. Includes view of towering snow-clad peaks at close distance in the harmony of beautiful forest surroundings.At Thyangboche after checking into a nice rooms facing views of peaks, with time for short tour of the monastery. Observe the monastery interior and main prayer large hall adorned with tall statues of Buddha with various saints and Gurus.

Day 7Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m - 05 hrs.

After a wonderful stop at Thyangboche with glorious morning views of Mt. Everest and majestic Ama Dablam. Walk down to Imjatse River and cross a bridge from here tree lines stops for short alpine bush and shrubs. A slow gradual climb leads to Pangboche village, the last permanent settlement on route Everest base camp. From Pangboche walk up to Somare for possible lunch stop with close views of staggering Ama Dablam peak.Afternoon walk leads on gentle uphill path, can be quite windy walking on exposed terrain. A short down to a river, then climb to Imjatse valley where Dingboche is situated, beneath North Face of Am Dablam

Day 8Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization and short excursion.

Enjoy an extra day at Dingboche, a lovely location amidst high mountain range that encloses the Imjatse valley. A nice hike to Nakarjung hill above Dingboche offers sweeping panorama of surrounding snow mountain range.Includes superb view of famous Island Peak with Mt. Makalu in the east direction with array of giant peaks. Afternoon at leisure to explore around Dingboche a moderate settlement with number of good lodges.

Day 9Trek to Chukung 4, 740 m-04 hrs.

From Dingboche walk to the end of Imjatse valley closer look of famous Island a trekking peak. A wonderful walk along scenic trail with short up and down and then climb for a short while. Then reaching at remote settlement of Chukung, a small place with few good lodges facing tremendous views of surround peaks.Afternoon at leisure for short walk and relax save the energy for next early climb to first high pass of Kongma-La.

Day 10Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m crossing Khoma-La Pass 5,535 m - 08 hrs.

Start the morning as early as possible carrying packed lunch for the long day trek, walk follows above Imjatse valley. Then entering a gully in between Nuptse and Nakarjung rocky hills, as climb starts on rocky path. Heading up all the way on top of Khoma-La pass, the highest crossing of the adventure.
From the top downhill to Khumbu glacier and walk across with steep short climb with descent to Lobuche for overnight halt. Located on west end of a wide valley with several good lodges with grand views of Nuptse peak.

Day 11Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep - 06 hrs. 

Finally the big day of the adventure towards our main highlights to Everest base camp. A long day trek, starting early as possible heading up the flat valley towards rocky moraine and above Khumbu glacier. After few hours of exciting walk reaching at Gorakshep, situated on a sandy field beneath Kalapathar hill and Mt. Pumori. Having a short break, continue trek heading east following a rocky trail and glaciated path. Finally reaching on the foot of world highest peaks at base camp within dramatic landscapes of ice and glaciers. Stand close to massif Khumbu tumbling Ice Fall, the view of Mt. Everest is obstructed by Lhotse and Nuptse peaks. However, enjoy the stupendous scenery of giant mountains and then head back to Gorakshep for overnight stop. After a long exciting day with great adventurous walk to Everest base camp and close to notorious Khumbu Icefall.

Day 12Climb Kalapathar 5,643 m / 18,514 feet trek to Dzongla 4, 750 m. 

Start early morning for few hours steep climb to the top of Kalapathar, on the highest spot of the adventure. Rewards with exceptional scenery of towering mountains standing in front of Mt. Pumori with closest views of Mt. Everest.After feeling on top of the world and in high spirit, descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk downhill. The trail follows past Lobuche and then our route diverts from the main path, heading to an isolated corner. Where Dzongla, a small settlement situated close to the base of Cho-La Pass with grand views of Cholatse, and Taboche peaks.

Day 13Cross Cho-La pass 5,420 m and descend to Thagnak 4,760 m-08 hrs.

Morning at the break of dawn, a steep climb on rocky slopes for some hours as uphill continues. Then finally reach on top of Cho-La pass, situated close to giant peaks of Cholatse. After a refreshing stop downhill to the base of Cho-La at Thagnak for overnight stop. A small settlement with few simple lodges located close beneath Ngozumpa glacier.

Day 14 Trek to Gokyo main 3rd Lakes 4,800 m-04 hrs.

Feeling strong on completing the second high pass, morning a short half day walk to beautiful Gokyo. Follow the gentle path then coming across the first and second lakes, then reaching at Gokyo main third lakes. Where all good lodges are located above the lake shore, after lunch enjoy the grand scenery with views of Mt. Cho-Oyu towards north.

Day 15At Gokyo rest day and hike to Gokyo-Ri at 5,357 m high.

At Gokyo for a scenic extra day, rise early morning for few hours hike with steep climb to Gokyo-Ri. Climb start on reaching south side of the lake, a strenuous haul for two hours. Then reach on Gokyo-Ri rewards stunning panorama of world four tallest peaks. Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu with Mt. Cho-Oyu, includes an array of peaks. A grand look of Gokyo valley and the lakes with Nepal longest Ngozumpa glacier, and probably in while Himalaya range. After a glorious morning down to Gokyo for breakfast and lunch and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Day 16Cross Renjo-La 5,360 m, and descend to Lungden 4,340 m- 07 hrs.

After a pleasant stay at Gokyo, morning an exciting day to cross the last final high pass of the adventure. Start the walk heading south of Gokyo Lake, and then climb on rocky path for few hours till the top of Renjo-La is reached on good time.From the pass enjoy stunning views of Everest with Makalu and Cho-Oyu, includes array of peaks that encircles the pass. On completing the third pass, head downhill past a small glacial pond then reaching our overnight halt at Lungden.A small place with few simple lodges, as this route is seldom used by trekkers and adventurers. Lungden is also close to Nangpa-La Pass which forms the border of Nepal and Tibet.

Day 17Trek to Thame 3,880 m-05 hrs.

From Lungden onwards it’s all downhill to the bottom of a high hill, walk leads to few farm settlements of Marlung and then crossing a river. After the bridge on gradual walk to Thame, a nice quant village with an old monastery perched on of the village. On arrival at Thame transfer into a nice lodge, facing grand views of Kwangde series of peaks.

Day 18Trek to Monjo 2,880 m via Namche Bazaar- 06 hrs.

After a pleasant overnight in a sleepy quiet village at Thame, enjoy the morning view of Kwangde and Pachermo peaks. Walk leads on gradual path with short down and ups reaching back into tree lines. As trail follows through Thamo a nice village, and downhill to Namche Bazaar for possible lunch stop.
Afternoon a long descent to Dudh-Koshi River and then short up to Sagarmatha National Park. Walk leads past Sagarmatha National Park entry and exit post, and then reach a lovely village at Monjo for overnight halt.

Day 19Trek to Lukla 2, 846 m - 04 hours.

Last day of the adventure, enjoy the morning walk with short down and ups to Phakding. From Phakding on the same trail with hour climb to Lukla for final overnight halt around Khumbu and Everest region. At Lukla for lunch and overnight stop, with time to browse the town of Lukla.

Day 20Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure.

An early breakfast, with short walk to Tenzing & Hillary airport terminal in Lukla, as plane arrive from Kathmandu. Board on the small aircraft for swift short flight back to Kathmandu, and then transfer to the hotels.Rest of the day at leisure and for individual activities and shopping souvenirs of Nepal.

Day 21Free day as contingency and for individual activities.

Reserved as contingency day, in case of flight delay or cancelation in Lukla due to unfavorable weather condition. Might occurs sometime, if all goes well as per the itinerary enjoy the full day in Kathmandu relaxing and recalling the memories of wonderful adventure of Everest Three High Pass trekking. Interested people can join in for another tour around Patan and Bhaktapur, worth a visit.

Day 22 International departure for homeward bound.

Your last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as per your international flight time our staff transfer you to the airport. Then bid farewell to guide and staff as you enter the airport terminal for homeward bound flight, after a marvelous adventure to Everest Three High Pass Trekking.

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Important News

The flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu, where flight can be delayed or might get postponed for next morning. Due to unfavorable weather conditions around mountainous region of Himalayas, can happen sometimes even in best time of the season. If the situation arise please bear with us, the company will try its best within our limit and control. Mt. Everest base camp also shares with Mt. Lhotse, the world’s 4th highest peaks, which is close to Mt. Everest. The height of Mt. Everest from 2019 onwards has been officially declared by both Nepal and China at 8,848.86 m / 29,031.69 feet high.Similarly the height of Kalapathar is 5,643 m / 18,514 feet high, the hill with two tops the lower at 5,545 m.


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      Major Highlights

      1. Great adventure of a lifetime experience crossing above 5,000 m pass.
      2. Enjoy the walks from main busy trail and on off the beaten isolated tracks.
      3. One of the most spectacular adventure treks around high Himalayan range.
      4. Explore the remote and hidden corners around high valleys of scenic Khumbu.
      5. An enjoyable, exciting journey from scenic views to immense local cultures .


      Short Trek Profile

      Trekking Mode

      Tourist standard to *** Hotels in Kathmandu and in best available lodges on treks.

      Trekking Grade

      Moderate to Adventurous walks.

      Highest Spot

      On top Kalapathar Hill 5,643 m / 18,514 feet and Everest Base Camp at 5,364 m / 17, 598 feet. Kongma-La 5,535 m / 18, 160 m. Cho-La Pass 5, 420 m and 17, 782 feet with Renjo-La at 5,360 m / 17, 585 fee Includes Gokyo-Ri at 5,357 m / 17, 575 feet high.


      Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exciting flights, scenic and cultural walks.

      Trek duration

      17 Nights & 18 Days from Lukla to Lukla.

      Starting Point

      At Lukla after landing after a short flight.

      Ending Point

      In Lukla for last overnight stop.

      Trekking Routes

      Lukla-Phakding-Namche-Thyangboche-Dingboche-Lobuche and Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp.

      Return Routes

      Cho-La, Gokyo, Renjo-La and Thame to Lukla.

      Total Trip

      21 Nights & 22 Days from arrival to departure.

      Best Seasons

      The best seasons for Everest Three High Pass Trekking are in spring and autumn/fall. The main flow and high season are spring starting from March to May, when days are longer with enough sun-light hours. The right season for wildflowers in seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron of various species from tall trees to shorter bushes.Morning and late afternoon till night time is cold from 3,000 m above, chances of light rain and snow-fall sometimes.

      The next best season is autumn/fall, the high time for trekking around the Himalayas. As well for Everest Three High Passes, most days are crystal clear for scenic walks and best views, but shorter days due to sun-light hours. Much cold from late afternoon till the next morning before the sun hits the area. Chances of snow-fall sometimes from 3,000 m high.

      What to Expect

      Nepal is a country of the world’s highest mountain range known as the Himalayas, where 80 % of landscapes are covered by hills. As well as greater ridges and mountains, where one can expect walking ups and downhill.The only flat land of the country is located south, which extends from the Far East to the Far West of Nepal. The low land is known as the Terai belt, of sub-tropical climate, the country with most mid and high hills.The people around the hills, especially around the high Khumbu and Everest region populated by the highlanders of the Himalayas.The Sherpa of Everest, interwoven with Buddhism religions and heritage culture, is similar to their Tibetan predecessors. Every house is adorned with prayer flags and villages have religious monuments and prayer walls.The hills are lined with beautiful forests lined with rhododendron, oaks, hemlocks, pines, and fir trees. Higher up with Juniper and Birch trees, but soon gives away for short bushes and shrubs within rocky and windswept terrains.Explore the lovely Sherpa villages on this trek up to Pangboche the last permanent village on route Everest Base Camp. The other places on the route after Pangboche are temporary settlements to cater to travelers with fine good lodges.Nepal has more than 60 ethnic groups and 70 native spoken languages, with a blend of Hindu and Buddhism religions.On this trek expect more uphill climbs with downhill walks, but with constant views of snow-capped peaks. Overlooking Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam with an array of snow peak ranges.

      Extension trips

      People with enough time in Nepal, can join in for various adventure sports activities. Paragliding, Ultra-Light Flight, Bungee Jumping, Zip Flyer,White water or scenic float Rafting. Other extension program is Mountain Biking for few days, and trip to Chitwan National Park for Wild-Life Safari.
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