Everest Three Pass Trek

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Sagarmatha National Park, Khumjung, Nepal
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Duration

17 Days 16 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Nepali

About this tour

The Everest Three Passes Trek is an exciting journey for people who love trekking. It takes you through the Everest region, where you can see some of the world’s highest mountains. This trek is tough and includes going over three high passes—Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La—all above 5,300 meters. The adventure begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From there, you walk through beautiful Sherpa villages, thick forests, and amazing landscapes. Besides enjoying the view of big mountains like Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu, you also get to learn about Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and traditional villages.

During the journey, you take breaks in Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Gokyo to get used to the high altitudes. Climbing the tough passes gives you great views and a sense of achievement. There are small places to stay called teahouses and lodges along the way where you can rest. They provide basic but comfortable rooms, and you can try Nepali and Tibetan food. Meeting and talking to local people and experiencing their kindness makes the trek even more interesting. It’s a good idea to have an experienced guide and a porter to make sure your trek is safe and enjoyable.

You need permits, like ones for the Sagarmatha National Park, and TIMS card, for the trek. The cost also includes flights to and from Lukla. The trek usually takes about 17 to 20 days, depending on itinerary and how well you adapt to the high places. Overall, the Everest Three Passes Trek is an amazing adventure with stunning views, cultural experiences, and physical challenges. It’s a must-do for experienced trekkers who want an ultimate Himalayan experience.

Everest Three Passes Trek Cost

The Everest Three Passes Trek is a thrilling and challenging adventure that takes trekkers through three high mountain passes in the Everest region of Nepal Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Renjo La Pass (5,360m). Basically this trek overall cost you around USD 1600$ –  USD 2500$. The cost of this trek typically includes expenses such as permits, accommodation, meals, guides, and transportation. Permit fees vary for foreigners and Nepali citizens, with additional charges for the Sagarmatha National Park and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. Accommodation options range from teahouses to basic lodges, with prices varying based on comfort and services provided.

The cost also covers three daily meals, usually consisting of local Nepali and Tibetan cuisine. Hiring an experienced guide and porter is recommend  for a smoother and safer trek, adding to the overall cost. Transportation costs include flights to and from Lukla, the starting point of the trek. Overall, the Everest Three Passes Trek cost can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, the level of comfort desired, and whether the trek is organized independently or through a group Joining.

Everest Three Passes Trek Guide Hire

A guide makes the Everest Three Passes Trek easier and more fun. They help you find your way through the tough trails in the Everest region. Guides share interesting information about the local culture, history, and geography, making the trek more enjoyable. They take care of important things like getting permits and making sure you take breaks at the right places to adjust to the high altitudes, like Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Gokyo.

Guides are experts in helping you cross the high passes – Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La – making sure you stay safe during the tough uphill and downhill parts. Guides also arrange visits to monasteries and traditional Sherpa villages, so you can learn about the local culture. They know a lot about the places where you can stay, like teahouses and lodges, making sure you have a comfy place to rest. Overall, having a guide makes the Everest Three Passes Trek a well-supported adventure with beautiful views, interesting stories, and a safe journey.

Essential Tips for a Successful Three Pass Trek

  • Physical Fitness: Prioritize fitness training, including cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking, to prepare your body for the demanding terrain.
  • Altitude Acclimatization: Plan for gradual ascent and rest days to acclimatize properly and minimize the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Pack Light: Carry essential items such as trekking gear, clothing suitable for different weather conditions, a good-quality sleeping bag, and personal medical supplies.
  • Hire a Guide or Porter: Consider hiring a local guide or porter to enhance your safety, provide valuable insights, and support the local community.
  • Permits and Documentation: Obtain the required permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.
  • Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and emergency evacuation.

Three Pass Trek Safety Considerations

  • Weather Conditions: Be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions, especially during the high pass crossings, and adjust your plans accordingly.
  • Altitude Sickness: Learn to recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness and descend immediately if necessary. Stay hydrated and avoid alcohol.
  • Emergency Communication: Carry a reliable means of communication, such as a satellite phone or a personal locator beacon, to reach out for help in case of emergencies.
  • Local Customs and Etiquette: Respect the local culture and traditions, dress modestly, and seek permission before taking photographs of people or religious sites.

Highlights

  • Breathtaking mountain panoramas featuring Mount Everest (8,848m/29,029ft), Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and more.
  • Crossing three high Himalayan passes: Renjo La (5,388m/17,513ft), Cho La (5,380m/17,650ft), and Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft).
  • Experiencing the legendary Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) and soaking in its mountaineering history.
  • Exploring the picturesque Gokyo Valley and its turquoise glacial lakes.
  • Ascending Gokyo Ri (5,357m/17,575ft) for a stunning panoramic view of the Himalayas.
  • Immersing in Sherpa culture, visiting ancient monasteries, and experiencing warm Sherpa hospitality.

Included/Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airport Pick Up and Drop.
  • Kathmandu Lukla , Lukla Kathmandu Flight.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from the Teahouses menu during the treks.
  • Overnight Sleep at Standard tea house with basic facility during the treks.
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • One porter for two person who carry only two trekking member’s bags, including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • If single trekker booked then guide will help you to carry some of your stuffs.
  • Equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, and Crampons will be provided (Returned after the trip is complete).
  • First aid kid box included and carry by guide.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue services provided, Pay By your Insurance or By Your Self.
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National park Entry fees.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government Tax and Company service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill, Camera Charging, Hot Shower, Wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your stay in city like Pokhara, Kathmandu.
  • Extra Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, in case if you return earlier from the Treks.
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter. (It is expected)
  • Travel insurance.

Itinerary

  •  Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m).
  • Begin trekking from Lukla and descend towards the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Pass through several small villages and reach Phakding (2,652m).
  • Overnight stay in Phakding.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue trekking along the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Cross suspension bridges and ascend through beautiful pine forests.
  • Reach Namche Bazaar (3,440m), the gateway to Everest.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Spend the day acclimatizing to the altitude in Namche Bazaar.
  • Take a hike to the Everest View Hotel for stunning panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Visit the Sherpa Museum and explore the local markets.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek through rhododendron forests and enjoy views of the Himalayas.
  • Reach Tengboche (3,870m) and visit the famous Tengboche Monastery.
  • Experience a Buddhist ceremony in the monastery.
  • Overnight stay in Tengboche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Descend through forests and cross the Imja River.
  • Trek through beautiful landscapes and small villages.
  • Reach Dingboche (4,410m), a summer grazing village.
  • Overnight stay in Dingboche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Spend the day acclimatizing in Dingboche.
  • Take a short hike to Nangkartshang Peak for panoramic views of Makalu, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu.
  • Explore the village and interact with fellow trekkers.
  • Overnight stay in Dingboche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Ascend to Chhukung (4,730 m) and take a rest.
  • Continue trekking along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.
  • After resting at Chhukung, ascend the Chhukung Ri for breathtaking sight seen.
  •  Best view of  Aamadoblam, Makalu, Island peak, Lhotse, etc.
  • Back to Chhukung (4,730 m) from Chhukung Ri.
  • Overnight stay in Chhukung.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continuing the trail, we will see the prayer flags, icy lakes around the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Ascend up to cross through the Kongma La pass.
  • After cross pass descend down to Lobuche.
  • Overnight at Lobuche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Gorak Shep (5,160m), the last settlement before Everest Base Camp.
  • After a short rest, hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m).
  • Enjoy the views of the Khumbu Icefall and surrounding peaks.
  • Return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) for sunrise views of Everest and other peaks.
  • Descend to Gorak Shep for breakfast. Trek towards Dzongla (4,830m) through the Cho La Pass trail.
  • Overnight stay in Dzongla.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Cross the challenging Cho La Pass (5,420m) with the help of a guide.
  • Descend into the Gokyo Valley and reach Dragnag (4,700m).
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views from the pass of surrounding peaks.
  • Overnight stay in Dragnag.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Assend uphill until we reach the snowy glacie.
  • We can see the Gokyo Ri, Renjo La pass a bit far and Ngozumpa glacier.
  • Enjoy the view of blue Gokyo lake.
  • A Valley Seattle near Gokyo Lake.
  • Overnight at Gokyo.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Early morning hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357m) for stunning panoramic views.
  • Descend back to Gokyo and have breakfast.
  • Visit Beautiful Gokyo Lake.
  • Overnight at Gokyo.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Cross the Renjo La Pass (5,360m) with the help of a guide.
  • Descend to Lungden (4,380m) through remote landscapes.
  • Overnight stay in Lungden.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek from Lungden to Thame (3,820m), a traditional Sherpa village.
  • Descend from Thame and trek back to Namche Bazaar.
  • Explore the Thame Monastery and enjoy the cultural experience.
  • Celebrate the completion of the Three Passes trek with fellow trekkers.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Descend from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
  • Enjoy the last day of trekking and bid farewell to the mountains.
  • Overnight stay in Lukla.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Relax, explore the city, and enjoy a celebratory dinner.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast and Lunch at the teahouse.

Durations

17 Days

Languages

English
Nepali

Frequently asked questions

The Everest Three Pass Trek is a challenging trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. It involves crossing three high mountain passes: Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La. The trek takes you through stunning landscapes, remote villages, and offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

The duration of the Everest Three Pass Trek is typically around 15 to 20 days, depending on the itinerary and individual trekking pace. This duration allows for proper acclimatization and exploration of the surrounding areas.

The best time to undertake the Everest Three Pass Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions. However, it is important to be prepared for cold temperatures and occasional snowfall, especially at higher altitudes.

It's not recommended, for previous trekking experience but is highly recommended for the Everest Three Pass Trek. The trek involves challenging terrain, high altitudes, and long hours of walking each day. Prior experience in high-altitude trekking and physical fitness preparation will greatly enhance your enjoyment and safety during the trek.

Yes, several permits are required for the Everest Three Pass Trek. These include the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or through our trekking agency.

While it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended to hire a guide or porter for the Everest Three Pass Trek. A knowledgeable guide can provide valuable insights, ensure your safety, navigate the route, and assist with any unforeseen circumstances. Hiring a porter can also alleviate the physical burden of carrying a heavy backpack, allowing you to enjoy the trek more comfortably.

Accommodation during the Everest Three Pass Trek is typically in teahouses or guesthouses along the trekking route. These basic but cozy lodges provide rooms with twin beds, blankets, and shared bathroom facilities. However, it is advisable to carry a good-quality sleeping bag for added comfort and warmth.

The Everest Three Pass Trek is considered a strenuous and challenging trek, suitable for experienced trekkers. It involves long days of hiking, steep ascents and descents, high altitudes, and potentially harsh weather conditions. Good physical fitness, prior trekking experience, and proper acclimatization are essential for successfully completing this trek.

Safety is of utmost importance during the Everest Three Pass Trek. It is crucial to maintain a slow and steady pace, stay hydrated, and pay attention to signs of altitude sickness. Adequate travel insurance, proper gear, and emergency communication devices are also recommended. Following the guidance of your guide and being aware of your limitations will ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Yes, it is possible to customize your trek and extend it to include other destinations or treks in the Everest region. Popular extensions include the Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Lakes Trek, or a visit to the remote and beautiful Ama Dablam Base Camp. Discuss your preferences with your trekking agency or guide to tailor the itinerary to your interests and time constraints.

Tour's Location

Sagarmatha National Park, Khumjung, Nepal

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Everest three pass trek
Daniel joofer
08/14/2023

Best experience of trekking 3 pass trek everest

We did this trek on April little long and also hard but amazing experience of life.our guide Rinze sherpa who is also from this reason know all about this area and helpful person.This agency is good provide best service in reasonable price.they take care of us on whole trade.i recommend this trek to all who love trekking.

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