Trip Facts
Activity Level
Challenging
Maximum Elevation
5,545m
Trip Length
20 Days
Trip Mode
Tea House
Minimum Pax
2+

Overview

Everest Three passes Circuit Trek

• Grade – Challenging
• Duration – 20 Days
• Trekking – 17 Days
• Maximum Altitude – 5,545M
• Best Time to trek – Mar – May & Sept– Nov

The panoramic Everest Three Passes Circuit Trek includes the spectacular Himalayan passes of Rinjo –La, Cho –La, and Kongma –La. The untouched Gokyo, with superb views of lakes and the Khumbu Valley leading up to Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar and Imja -Tse Valley.

The panoramic Everest “high-passes” trek is one of the bravest, spectacular, challenging and exciting trails in the Khumbu Valley, as it combines the classic views of Everest and Kalapatthar. One of the best places to observation the Himalayas, the Gokyo has three beautiful glacial Lakes set among shining, snow-capped peaks. The Ringo – la, Cho- la and Kongma –la are isolated, high-altitude Passes with fascinating landscapes. However, you will continue the remarkable journey to the Khumbu. “Everest Three Passes Circuit Trek” goes beyond the Gokyo lakes and the Thame Valley, ascending Gokyo- Ri. In the morning, during the early sunrise, we rise to experience the unbelievably magnificent views of four of the world’s highest peaks. Likewise, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Mount Everest, as well as the huge glacier of Nagojumpa, the longest in Nepal.

Everest Three Passes Circuit Trek is Just Ultimate Experience

After exploring the Gokyo Valley, we cross the Cho –La and next ascend way to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp. Which offers you magnificent views as we then ready for the another great pass Konma-La, we cross most famous Khumbu glacier and continue best hidden trails to Kongma –La with rocky trail.

Once you are on the top of pass fabulous mountains and shiny blue clear lake beside the pass. Adventure travelers surprise with glorious views while on these days. Ones start to descend from the Pass through the glossy snowfields of the wide Khumbu Valley never you get happier more than of it.

However, your approach to all the three passes—a truly unforgettable experience—we begin on the way back. The descent will facilitate the experience of varied cultural sites, including the traditional Sherpa village of Pangboche. Which offers the oldest monastery in the Khumbu Valley, and the decorated monastery and fascinating culture of Tengboche.

This panoramic Everest “high-passes” circuit trek is a combination with the Gokyo Lakes trek, as we climb over Rinjo – La, Cho –La and Kongma –La pass. Which relatives the unspoiled Gokyo lakes with superb Khumbu valley leads up to Kalapather and Everest base camp trek.

Highlights of the Trip:

This is the ultimate Everest trekking experience. Everest Three Passes Circuit trek is one of Challenging and Strenuous trek. This is famous treks, set amongst breathtaking high mountain scenery. You will have opportunity of doing the best adventure passes during trek like Khangma-La Pass (5,535m) Chola-La pass (5,368m), Renjo – La pass (5,338m) and other high light such as Gokyo -Ri, Kalapather and Everest Base Camp.

Magnificent landscapes, imposing and prestigious peaks, tapering ridges and colorful villages contribute to turning this trek into an unforgettable experience. This westerly approach to Everest provides amazing vistas of the world’s highest mountain and should be considered in particular, by the keen photographer or by those who want a tougher trek.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel, trek briefing and welcome dinner.
    O/ N Hotel –BDB
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,840m) Trek to Phakding (2,810m) 4hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 03: Phakding –Namche Bazzar (3,440m) 6hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 04: Acclimatization day hike Everest view Hotel (3,800m)
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 05: Namche – Thame (3,820m) 4hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 06: Thame - Acclimatization hike up to Sumdur Peak back to Thame (5,361m) 6hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 07: Thame – Lungden (4,370m) 4/5hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 08: Lungden – Gokyo (4,750 m) via Ringo – La (5,362m) 7/8hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 09: Gokyo –Gokyo – Ri (5,350 m) back to Gokyo lunch and trek to Dragnag (4,710m) 6hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 10: Dragnak – Over Cho – La pass (5,420) trek to Dzongla (4,830m) 6/7hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 11: Dzong - La – Lubuche (4,910m) 4/5hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 12: Lobuche – Gorakshep (5,100m) Via Everest Base Camp (5,360m) back to Gorakshep 6/7hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 13: Gorakshep – Kalapather (5,545m) down to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 14: Lobuche – Chukung (4,730m) Via Kongma – La (5,530m) 8/9hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 15: Chukung – Pangboche (3,935m) 3hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 16: Pangboche – Namche (3,340m) Via Teyngboche (3,860m) 5/6hrs and visit the monastery on the way
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 17: Namche – Lukla (2,840m) 6hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 18: Lukla – Fly back to KTM in the morning
    O/N Lodge – (B/B)
  • Day 19: Free day in KTM and if intersted can do Half day city tour and farewell dinner
    O/N Hotel (BB/D)
  • Day 20: Departure to international airport by privet vehicle back to home and share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Panorama Everest three passes trek.

Important Note

The above itinerary is a guideline and a standard outline we advise to help you to plan your trip, we can be Expand, modified and also offer Tailor–Made trips according to your requirements and availability of the time frame, before trip booked. But when trip starts your Leader or guide only legally responsibly to change itineraries foremost group interest.

NOTICE! NOTICE!! NOTICE!!!

Dear customer: we would like to let you know that, since 2018 every season’s spring and autumn. All the airlines are operating the flights from Ramechap stated of Kathmandu due to the air traffic in Kathmandu Airport. So please note that you will have to drive about 4 hours to Ramechhap by privet vehicle. Who has time they can stay overnight in Ramechhap near the airport, but hotels are meets all basic things and mostly local foods are available. Please don’t expect like in Kathmandu or on trek. Consequently, if someone who doesn’t have time and arrive today and have to leave next day to Lukla for trek then you have to drive very early morning to catch the flight to Lukla. So please prepare mentally yourself and we are really, sorry for your inconvenience. Thanks for understanding.

Itinerary

On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P Ltd with proper greeting. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up.In the afternoon, you will visit our office there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing. For dinner, you will be served excellent cuisine.

Overnight at Hotel B/B

We take an early morning flight to Lukla (2,840m) 35 minutes. Our Everest high passes treks begin form here. We begin our short trek to Phakding (2610m) immediately after landing. At one hour’s gradual descent, we will be at a Cheplung village from where we have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900ft), a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, we continue descending to Phakding.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

After Breakfast we will cross Dudh Koshi River and a magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (21,675ft) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked. We walk furthermore and pass through Jorsale village before reaching Namche bazaar (3440m).From here, we get beautiful views of the Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and others it will take 5 or 6 hrs approximately to reach there.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

Today is the Acclimatization day we can tour Namche Bazaar which is the staging point for expeditions to Everest and other Himalayan peaks in the area. It is also is a prosperous market town selling everything from Tibetan artifacts to trekking and climbing equipment. Namche is situated on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain, which allows you to oversee the sights of glorious mountain peaks throughout the valley and you will also get know about Sherpa & Tibetan culture. If you are lucky enough to be there on Saturday you will get to see the Hatt Bazaar (weekly market gusto). The market is a spotlight in the middle of the town, and traders from Tibet and other villages come with the pieces of arts and goods to attract the hearts of their potential customers. Further from Namche lies the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is the highest located hotel in the world and provides view of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks from all of its windows.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

After breakfast we start our trek to Thame (3820m) an old isolated Sherpa village located below the mountain wall of Kongde RI, west of Namche. the trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is easy walk through the valley. Thamo is a small Sherpa village. After exploring the village, the trail leads continue to Thame. After lunch, rest a little while and explore the Sherpa village and its culture. There is small Hydro power where you can visit.Walking distance 04 hours.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD 

Today is rest day in Thame . We will walk around Thame Gompa, a picturesque monastery set among the homes of lama’s andlay people. You can visit Thambuchet and Tashi Lapcha Base Camp which divides Khumbu from Dolakha. You can also hike to Samdur peak from where spectacular views of Mt. Everest can be seen. Trek back to the lodge.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD 

After breakfast the trek continued towards Lungden. From up there we can see the whole village of Thame and a glimpse of Namche hill. On the other side we can see the mountain peaks and a small glimpse of Renjo La pass. The path towards Lungden is quite isolated with nothing around, just the river beside. We walk for about 4/5 hours through a stunning landscape on an old trade route to Tibet to the village of Lungden.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD 

After breakfast the trail leads uphill for an hour and half and then easy walks for a while. At the end, there is hard climb to get to the top of the Renjo La from where you will have an awesome view of Mt. Everest with Mt.Nuptse with surrounding peaks. You will also see Gokyo Lake which breathtaking views. Walking along the stone staircase we approach the adventurous and challenging Renjo La Pass 5435m. The view from the pass is one of the best in the entire Solu-Khumbu. The trail now descends around a rocky spur which can be icy. We follow the trail downhill entering a broad valley and towards Gokyo.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD

After breakfast we will hike up to the Gokyo RI for beautiful mountain views and probably the best view of Mt. Everest. It is steep climbing and hard walking but as you climb up you will see better views. After taking photographs from the top, walk back to the lodge for lunch. After having lunch short walk to Dragnag (4710m) over night.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD 

After breakfast, you follow a river up a pleasant valley and then descend to a grassy spot for lunch. After lunch, the route gains rocky screed and you pick your way up to the top of the pass, where there is a small glacier. Sometimes crampons are required if it is icy gaining the top of the pass. From the snow you descend over more rock and then drop down to reach Dzongla.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD

After breakfast the trail diverts towards north east, the path is gentle on the hard meadow looking down below Pheriche village, the walk offers beautiful view of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north Pokalde 5,741m, Kongma-tse 5,820m and the great wall of Nuptse. Then reaching to the junction where the path from Pheriche meets above Thugla ridge. After the great scenic walk, close to this spot you can also see a number of memorials of the unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions around the mountain of this region, from here an hour gradual up bring you to Loboche.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD

After breakfast our trail moves along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Ahead on the trail we see the crest of the north ridge of Everest along with Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse and other mountains. A small ascent takes us to Thangma Riju. From here we admire panoramic views of the Himalayan vista. We ascend on a steep trail up to the top of Changri Glacier. As we reach Gorak Shep, we are surrounded by the Himalayas. After resting for a short while, we continue to Everest Base Camp passes through rocky dunes, moraines and streams before reaching the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest. From here we admire Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains. We trek back to Gorak Shep and spend the night.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD

After Breakfast we start our trek to Kala Patthar early in the morning in order to catch remarkable views of the first light of the sun shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to be prepared for trekking in the dark and cold temperature. Furthermore, there is always a chance for chilly winds which are quite common. As we continue our trek, familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Everest and Nuptse tower above us. After several hours of ascent, we will be on the top of Kala Patthar. The close-up view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks from Kalapathar is amazing. We enjoy the stunning Himalayan vista and descend to Lobuche where we stay the night.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD

After breakfast our trek satr with the challenging beaten trekking trail in the Everest region. The day offers you outstanding view of Mount Everest, Cho-oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Lobuche and many others. Among the three high passes of the Everest trek, Kongma La pass is one of the most picturesque areas. After crossing the pass, trek to Sherpa settlement village of Chukung which located in Sagarmatha National Park area.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD

After breakfast we start out trek From Chhukung, the trail descends to Dingboche village and then to Pangboche village. Pangboche is a pleasant village with great views and an old monastery which you can look around.The village is mostly surrounded by farmed fields, growing vegetables for the lodges.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD

After breakfast out trek continue to follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants to be seen. After that the trail leads up to the Tengboche one of the most beautiful places in the world where we can visit Tengboche Monastery which is one of the most famous monasteries of Nepal, probably because of its unrivalled backdrop of Mount Ama Dablam. From Tengboche you descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi. At Phunki Tenga, you get to see the water driven prayer wheels, before making your way back to Namche through Teshinga and Sanasa.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD

After breakfast, the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Monju. Again some formalities had to be done at the check post of the National park at Monju then continue walk to the Phakding for the lunch. After that your last day of the trek continue to the Lukla.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD

Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So guide will do all airport formalities by the time you can have a breakfast at the lodge. You will catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu from the airport in Lukla. From the airport in Kathmandu, a private vehicle will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Overnight at Hotel (B/B)

You are free to spend the day at your leisure to relax, refresh, and perhaps take a trip to explore more of the city, before the group’s final evening celebrating huge achievement with a special dinner. Around the evening, we will take you for a farewell dinner. While having dinner, we will also discuss your trip and take feedback.

Overnight at Hotel (BB/D)

 

One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport by privet vehicle as per your flight departure time and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Everest Three Passes Trek.

Dates & Cost

Everest Three passes Trek

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Inclusive

Everest Three passes Trek

Cost Includes

  • Arrival airport pick up and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation 2-3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share bed with B/B plan
  • According to CHOICE of menu 3 times meal B/F, Lunch & Dinner with 2cups of tea or coffee in breakfast and every meals a cup of while the trekking.
  • Responsible trekking policy of two Trekkers: One porter.
  • Accommodations at clean and comfortable local Tea House – lodge during the trek.
  • English speaking guided half day city tour with world heritage sites.
  • All domestic flight, Airport taxes, private transportations starting & ending points of trek.
  • English Speaking Experience local Mountain Guides – by Himalayan Trails trained and Nepal government licensed holder as well as First Aid Eco trained.
  • Along the trek basic complete First Aid Kit.
  • Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed.
  • Everest Trekking map.
  • Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, Porters, Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the treks.
  • All necessary officials pepper work.
  • TIMS, Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.
  • Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements
  • All the Government Taxes
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner as per itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • International Airfare
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Lunch, Dinner & Drinks in the cities.
  • Any kind of drinks & personal expenses on trek.
  • Hot shower, Electricity Bills during the trek
  • Personal gear & clothing
  • Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
  • Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
  • Expenses deserve due to Natural or manmade hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be charge extra as per actual and anything not specify on the cost

Fitness

Everest Three passes Trek

TRAIN AND FITNESS 

Physical fitness is one of the most key elements on the trek. The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country. We believe that should be you’re imaginable of its kind of holiday trip literally than a contest to provide evidence of the travelers. We maintain situated so as to allow easy access to your trip can be demanding but not a difficult. You can make your own speed and enjoy your trip stunning atmosphere rather than following to other to catch. Himalayan Trails, recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You better ware your hiking boots and carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag-pack; this is a good weight to walk with it.

If you are doing Gym then which can be helpful and work on the thigh and calf muscles but better to build your heart rate over 50%. Any kind of heart breed activities are good but swimming will not add it doesn’t train right muscles groups better added other exercise to be effective. Hiking in Hills, Alps would be the best preparation for a trek in Nepal.

EXPERIENCE FOR THE NEPAL TREK

The trekking trail and area of Nepal mostly well trodden and natural path most of the regions, even though it can be rocky and rough in some parts. It is not precipitous and there is no rock climbing or Mountaineering which is requiring equipments. It is hike most of the way in Himalaya, but some parts of the hills can be steep up and down and can be longer!

On the way you may meet many people along the trails as well as Donkeys, Yaks and heavy load porters. Walking in the Himalaya there is rule of the way when meet an approaching Donkeys, Yaks and porters always make sure you step to always on side where wide enough to passes through each other,( towards slopes side of the hill or inside of the Trail). Note: never ever stand ridged sides of the trail. If you stand, it means, we call (outside standing is suicide and inside is safe site) because it can be push by them down to mountains or rivers.

The trekking poles are very useful, if you have problems with knees, depending on weather or personal choice for using them. Even though higher up, ice path, moraine, open slopes may give you extra support from it, also quite easy to follow the path.
Always final sections are can be Glacier itself and high elevation, it is bit difficult and occasionally slippery under trails. The ice is covered in water stones and dirt, so where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below.

Comfortable, good sole, ankle support (4 seasons) trekking boots water proof are recommended for the high passes trek but for the lower trek light weight hiking boots are fine to protect you beside, probably going over an ankle, low altitude trek heavy boots will be hot and unwieldy.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE TREK

Tea house trek accommodation will be in comfortable tea houses and lodges run most of the area by local families, except people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house or lodge has a common heated Chimney in the dining hall, although the bedrooms are not heated with mattresses, pillows and two beds in a room. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (3 seasons in normally fine) but possibility is also you can buy and hire in Kathmandu.

Generally most of the tea houses have hot showers by gas gizzards and they have squire toilets but some area have and use drop toilets with flush systems.

For the Camping/ Tent trekking we use branded company tents which are for two persons comfortably can sleep and can put your luggage on side, and we provide you the mattresses. Tents are fixed always near the guest house and eating in our own dining tent, sometimes eating can be indoors, depends on possibility. So toilets sometimes you will use from the lodge but obvious we will have our privet toilet tents too.

Himalayan Trails support 

Our main back bones of the trek are porters, will carry your main duffle bag up to a maximum weight of 12-14 kg per guest and supply for all the groups needs, if you need to go back down to the valley together with assisting you. Apart from specially camping, all the accommodations are in local lodge or Tea houses which are well prepared, warm and friendly environment.

Our entire trip we run by permanently Guides or Leaders, who have been employed over ten years with us and been training personally high standard leadership and first aid by our company. They know how to deal with emergencies and speak fluently English. They are always helpful and look after you so many years have been working with tourist and westerns, they know the westerns needs and understanding. Our porters are always who works with us forever all our teams are dedicated and they will provide high standards services.