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Everest Three 3 Passes Trek

Everest Three 3 Passes Trek

Everest Three 3 Passes Trek Description

Welcome to the Everest Three Passes Trek, an extraordinary journey into the heart of the Himalayas! This trek is a thrilling odyssey that takes you through three high mountain passes—Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La—each offering breathtaking panoramic views of the world's highest peaks.

Everest Three 3 Passes Trek Key Highlights:

  • Unparalleled Scenery
  • Challenging Pass Crossings
  • Quaint Sherpa Villages
  • Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
  • Gokyo Lakes
  • Tengboche Monastery

Why Choose Everest Three Passes Trek?

1. Ultimate Adventure: A challenging trek for thrill-seekers seeking an ultimate Himalayan adventure.

2. Unique Pass Experience: Cross three high passes, each offering unparalleled views and a sense of accomplishment.

3. Diverse Landscapes: From lush forests and Sherpa villages to alpine meadows and glacial lakes, experience diverse landscapes.

Everest 3 Three Passes Trek Outline Itinerary

Day Itinerary
1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
2 Fly to Lukla, Start Trek to Phakding (2,652m)
3 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
4 Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
5 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)
6 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)
7 Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
8 Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m)
9 Trek from Chhukung to Lobuje via Kongma La Pass (5525m)
10 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m) and Return to Gorak Shep (5153m)
11 Hiking to Kalapathar (5545m) and Trek to Zongla (4710m)
12 Trek to Thagna (4500m) via Chola-la Pass (5420m)
13 Trek from Chola-la Pass to Gokyo Lakes (4790m)
14 Hike to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and Trek Down to Gokyo Lakes (4480m)
15 Trek over Renjo Pass (5345m) and Continue to Lundhen (4380m)
16 Trek Back from Lundhen to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
17 Trek Back from Namche Bazar to Lukla (2804m)
18 Hike to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and Trek Down to Gokyo Lakes (4480m)
19 Final Departure / Back to Your Home Town

Pikey Peak Trek - Everything You Need to Know

1. Trekking Permits:

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card.
  • Khumbu Rural Municipality Entry Permit.

2. Accommodation:

  • Teahouse or lodge stays along the trek route.

3. Transportation:

  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu).

4. Guide and Porter Fees:

  • Guide: Approximately $25 to $35 per day.
  • Porter: Around $20 to $25 per day.

5. Meals:

  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

6. Trekking Gear:

  • Sturdy trekking boots.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (layers).
  • Backpack, trekking poles, and sleeping bag.

7. Insurance:

  • Comprehensive travel insurance covering emergency evacuation and trekking activities.

8. Miscellaneous Costs:

  • Airport transfers.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guides and porters (optional but customary).

9. Optional Costs:

  • Extra snacks and beverages.
  • Personal expenses.

10. Contingency Budget:

  • Reserve fund for unforeseen expenses, additional days, or changes in the itinerary.

Note:

  • Prices are approximate and may vary based on the trekking agency, negotiation, and the specific services provided.
  • Ensure your insurance covers high-altitude trekking and emergency evacuation.

Start on the Everest Three Passes Trek for an unforgettable experience, where every step is a journey into the heart of the world's most iconic mountain range.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1400
Day Activity Meeting / Preparation

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. After checking in, you'll have some free time to discuss the details of your trek. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla, Start Trek to Phakding (2,652m)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 2652
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we'll head to the airport for a thrilling 45-minute flight to Lukla, where our adventure begins. Upon landing at Lukla Airport, we'll commence our trek to Phakding. Overnight stay at a lodge in Phakding.

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft)

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 3440
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Today, we'll trek to the vibrant Namche Bazaar, known as the famous market of Nepal. The journey takes approximately 5.5 hours, and you'll be rewarded with stunning views along the way. Overnight stay at a guest house in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4 : Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 3440
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Take a well-deserved rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. This free day allows you to soak in the scenic beauty of the area and shop for any necessary trekking equipment in the local market. Explore and acclimatize at your own pace.

Day 5 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12664ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 3860
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Our journey continues as we trek to Tengboche, where we'll visit the largest gompa in the Khumbu region, the Tengboche Monastery. The trek takes around 5 hours and offers magnificent mountain views. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 6 : Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14468ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 4410
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

We head to Dingboche, a popular stop for trekkers heading to Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and more. The trek takes approximately 5.5 hours, and you'll be surrounded by stunning landscapes throughout the journey. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 7 : Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 4410
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Enjoy a second acclimatization day in Dingboche, where you'll have excellent views of mountain peaks and the famous Dingboche area. Rest and prepare for the next leg of your adventure.

Day 8 : Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m/14322ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 4730
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

After a day of rest, we'll trek to Chhukung, starting from Dingboche and reaching our destination in about 3 hours. Enjoy the scenic beauty along the way. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 9 : Trek from Chhukung to Lobuje (4910m/16108ft) via Kongma La Pass (5525m/16729ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 5525
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

We embark on a challenging trek from Chhukung, passing through Kongma-La Pass to reach Lobuje. This adventurous journey takes about 8.5 hours, offering breathtaking vistas. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 10 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft) and Return to Gorak Shep (5153m/16906ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 5153
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Today, we fulfill our objective of reaching the base camp of Mount Everest at 5363 meters. Afterward, we begin our return journey to Gorak Shep, taking around 7.5 hours. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 11 : Hiking to Kalapathar (5545m/18192ft) and Trek to Zongla (4710m/15453ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 4710
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Starting from Gorak Shep, we embark on a steep hike to Kalapathar, followed by a descent to Zongla. The day's journey takes approximately 6 hours and offers stunning views. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 12 : Trek to Thagna (4500m/14764ft) via Chola-la Pass (5420m/17782ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 5420
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

We begin our day by climbing Chola-La Pass and then descending to reach Thagna at 4500 meters. The trek takes about 7.5 hours and provides remarkable mountain scenery. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 13 : Trek from Chola-la Pass to Gokyo Lakes (4790m/15715ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 4790
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Today's trek takes us to the picturesque Gokyo Lakes at an elevation of 4790 meters, a journey of about 4.5 hours. Enjoy the serene beauty of the lakes and surroundings. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 14 : Hike to Gokyo Ri (5483m/1983ft) and Trek Down to Gokyo Lakes (4480m/14246ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 4480
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

We start early for a steep climb to the summit of Gokyo Ri, where we'll be rewarded with stunning views of the Gokyo Valley, Ngozumpa Glacier, and panoramic vistas of the Khumbu Glacier region. Afterward, we descend to Gokyo Lakes. The day's trek takes about 7.5 hours. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 15 : Trek over Renjo Pass (5345m/16184ft) and Continue to Lundhen (4380m/13262ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 4380
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Our trek takes us across Renjo Pass, followed by a journey to Lundhen, a total of approximately 7 hours. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the way. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 16 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 3440
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Today, we return to Namche Bazaar, a trek of about 6.5 hours. Revisit the charming market town and reminisce about your incredible journey. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 17 : Trek Down to Lukla (2804m/8490ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 2804
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Our trek takes us downhill to Lukla, where it all began. The journey takes about 6.5 hours, and you can reflect on your unforgettable adventure. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 18 : Early Morning Flight Back to Kathmandu

In the early morning, we take a flight back to Kathmandu and check in at the hotel. Enjoy the comfort of your accommodation and reminisce about your Himalayan expedition. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 19 : Final Departure

Your unforgettable adventure comes to an end as you are transferred to the airport for your final departure. Bid farewell to Nepal with cherished memories of the Everest Three High Passes Trek.

What are included in my Package?

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for three nights
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
  • 3 meals a day during trekking
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • Kathmandu-Lukla flight and airport departure tax
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Sleeping bags and Duffel bags for trekking
  • All government and local taxes

What are Excluded from my Package?

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Anything other not mention in cost include section

Everest Three 3 Passes Trek- Additional Information

Everest Three Passes Trek is a challenging and adventurous trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. The three passes refer to Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,782ft), and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft). Here is some additional information about this trek:

  1. Duration:

    • The trek typically takes around 16-20 days, depending on the itinerary and acclimatization days.
    • It's important to allow for acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness, so the itinerary usually includes rest days at strategic points.
  2. Starting Point:

    • The trek usually begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is a popular starting point for treks in the Everest region.
  3. Route:

    • The trek covers a circular route that includes the three high mountain passes, as well as visits to popular Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes.
    • The route passes through picturesque Sherpa villages, monasteries, and offers stunning views of iconic Himalayan peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
  4. High Mountain Passes:

    • Kongma La Pass: This is the highest of the three passes and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.
    • Cho La Pass: Known for its challenging ascent and descent, it connects the Gokyo Valley with the Everest Base Camp route.
    • Renjo La Pass: Provides stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu. The descent from Renjo La offers a different perspective of the region.
  5. Accommodation:

    • Tea houses and lodges are available along the route, providing basic accommodation and meals.
    • Accommodations can vary in terms of facilities, so it's advisable to be prepared for basic amenities in higher altitudes.
  6. Best Time to Trek:

    • The best time for the Everest Three Passes Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (March to May) and the post-monsoon (autumn) season (September to November).
    • During these times, the weather is generally stable, and the skies are clear, providing excellent visibility of the surrounding mountains.
  7. Physical Fitness and Altitude:

    • This trek is physically demanding, and trekkers should be in good physical condition.
    • Acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude-related issues, and trekkers should be prepared for changes in weather conditions.
  8. Permits:

    • Trekkers need to obtain the necessary permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit.
  9. Guide and Porter:

    • While it's possible to trek independently, many trekkers opt for hiring a local guide and/or porter to assist with navigation, carrying heavy loads, and providing cultural insights.
  10. Emergency Evacuation:

    • Due to the high altitude, it's important to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation in case of altitude sickness or other emergencies.

Always check the latest travel information, weather conditions, and permit requirements before embarking on the Everest Three Passes Trek. Additionally, consult with experienced trekking agencies for updated and personalized advice based on current conditions.

FAQs

The three passes are Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La, each offering stunning views of the Himalayan peaks.

While prior trekking experience is beneficial, this trek is suitable for enthusiasts with a reasonable fitness level.

The best times are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) for clear skies, moderate temperatures, and optimal trekking conditions.

Yes, necessary permits include Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, TIMS Card, and Khumbu Rural Municipality Entry Permit.

Accommodation is in teahouses or lodges along the route, providing basic facilities and a chance to experience local hospitality.

The trek is moderately challenging, involving ascents, descents, and high-altitude passes. A gradual acclimatization process is built into the itinerary.

While there isn't a strict age limit, participants should be in good health and consult with a healthcare professional before undertaking the trek.

Adequate acclimatization, hydration, and a gradual ascent help minimize altitude-related risks. Physical fitness and consulting with a trekking professional are advised.

Mobile network coverage is available in some areas, but it can be sporadic. Inform family and friends about potential communication gaps.

This trek offers a comprehensive Everest experience, combining iconic sites like Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar with the challenge of crossing three high mountain passes.

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