Overview of Everest High Passes Trek
Everest High Passes Trek in Khumbu region let you cross 3 high passes of Kongma La, Cho La & Renjo La and get into Everest base camp & Gokyo valley. Everest 3 high pass trek is one of the most challenging adventure treks in the Everest region. This Everest three passes trek offers the ultimate trekking experience in the Himalayas of Nepal.
The primitive highlights of the Everest High passes trek are climbing the best viewpoints of Gokyo RI, Kalapathar, Chhukung RI, Everest base camp, and trek through distinct remote and untouched valleys. Three high passes trek of Everest is regarded as demanded an incredible holiday trip in the Himalayas of Nepal.
Everest three passes trekking offers a great chance to witness the primitive lifestyle, culture, and traditions of Sherpa, friendliness and warm hospitable local people, the world’s highest pure water lake, glaciers, beautiful landscape, charming mountain villages, flora and fauna, historical Buddhist monasteries, world’s highest mountains such as Mt. Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and many mind-blowing Himalayan vistas.
The best season to trek Everest Three passes trek is spring (March-May) and autumn (September-December). Everest 3 high passes trek is mainly for adventure seekers who are physically and mentally fit, as well as energetic. If trekkers have knowledge of trials, challenging climates, and weather they can easily trek through these great high passes.
Our special, Everest three high passes trek journey begins with a short and scenic flight to tensing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. We start our trekking as we land at Lukla Airport and trek up through the classic route to Phakding. Then our trek passes playing with the enormous Dudh Koshi River, beautiful Sherpa villages, colorful landscapes, and via Sagarmatha National Park.
We trek through the stunning Namche Bazaar- the gateway of the Everest region, Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, and towards the Chukkung Valley. Thereafter, we cross the first high pass; Kongma-La and make up our way towards Everest base camp to see the world’s highest Mt. Everest, frozen lakes, and the Khumbu icefall and glacier, and many other peaks.
Highlights of Everest High Passes Trek
- Crossing world’s highest passes with breathtaking views of giant mountains
- Amazing dramatic landscapes from green forested hills to arid and barren terrain
- Visit high Khumbu villages and monasteries of immense Buddhist culture.
- Walking into complete isolation around mountainous wilderness of pristine nature
- Everest base camp, Kalapathar, Gokyo valley, Chukkung valley, and so on
Everest High Passes Trek Itinerary
Welcome to the land of the Himalayas, Nepal. Your trekking journey towards Everest High Passes Trek begins today. Your day begins with an early departure to Domestic Airport, Kathmandu on our private vehicle to catch a morning flight to Lukla.
It will take around 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Here at Lukla, you’ll introduce yourself to your Porters and crew members. After a short meeting and introduction with the porters, we start our trekking journey through the beautifully paved footpath passing typical Sherpa’s villages, and green valleys along with the Dudh Koshi River until we reach Phakding village.
Our trek begins with a gentle walk to beautiful settlement of Sherpa people along with DudhKoshi River. Crossing the series of suspension bridges, the trek continues to ascend the village of Jorsalle- Sagarmatha National Park entry point and trekking permit and TIMS checking point.
Then you will be able to see the first sights of the Mt. Thamasekru and Everest panoramas and Lhotse before reaching Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a delightful mountain town and is considered the gateway of the Everest region; built on a steep mountain bowl with excellent views of the Himalayas with every facility like restaurants, banks, shops, etc.
Today your day is reserved for the acclimatization process at a higher altitude. We will be staying in Namche bazaar to ensure proper rest so that you may not suffer from altitude sickness in further coming days. After having lunch, we will short hike towards Everest View Hotel to see the close-up views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m) as well as a panoramic view of the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest.
Then we back to Namche, and take a rest and enjoy the rest of the day by visiting the beautiful town. On this day you may have ample opportunities to explore the Sherpa’s villages, their traditions, culture, and primitive lifestyles.
Our day begins after breakfast at Namche. The trail goes steeply up through beautiful forests, mind-blowing villages, and magnificent views of the Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak, and so on. We continue our trek towards the village of Kenjoma and Sansa to reach PhunkiTanga.
After lunch at Phunki, we move steeply up through the pine forest until we reach Tengboche village. Tengboche is a magnificent village in the Everest region with a charming spot of close views of the world’s highest mountains Ama Dablam.
We will visit the renowned oldest and biggest Buddhist Tengboche monasteries nourishing spirit with the daily praying Buddhist monks which is one of the prime highlights of the trek. Overnight stay at teahouse in Tengboche.
Today our trek begins with a short hike passing through lush green Rhododendron forest to reach the village of Pangboche. Our trail passes through several Mani walls, typical villages, and several Chortens.
Following the ImjaKhola and crossing the bridges, we reach the village of Orsho- the way that separates the trial to Pheriche and Dingboche. Following the breathtaking views of AmaDablam, we enter the Imja Valley.
We continue our walk towards Imja valley to reach the Dingboche. It is a picturesque village with beautifully cultivated fields where people grow food like barley, potato, and so on. Dingboche is also known as the gateway for Island Peak Climbing.
Today is another day reserved for proper rest in the high-altitude trek. We stop here to ensure proper acclimatization at a high altitude. To stay active and safe from altitude sickness in further coming days is very important for you while trekking at high altitudes.
After having a late breakfast, we will hike towards Nagarjun Peak from where we can see the tremendous views of majestic peaks like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam, Island peak, Cholaste, Taboche, and many mighty peaks. We also visit the beautiful Dingboche village. After lunch, we basically have free time to rest and relax.
Today is one of the tough and exciting first passes (Kongma la Pass) on your adventurous trip. Our day begins with the breakfast at teahouse. After ensuring proper rest, we gently walk through the valley and ascend towards the uphill trail to the great Kongma La Pass.
Slowly crossing this adventurous pass, we descend towards the Khumbu glacier moraines. While crossing the high-altitude path on glaciers you may mislead or difficulties may occur so follow our guide so that any problems may not create.
After crossing the pass, the final descends is the most difficult stage and the trail turns north through Khumbu glacier which takes you towards Lobuche. Lobuche is one of the beautiful Sherpa settlements surrounded by mountains like Pumori, Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, and so on.
Today is the most important day of our trek as we follow the Everest Base Camp (EBC). Our day starts after breakfast at Lobuche and starts with an easy and gentle uphill walk for a few hours.
Then the trail passes a short steep climb to reach the Gorak Shep- a small settlement of Sherpas near to Mt. Everest. On reaching Gorak Shep, we keep all our belongings here and take some rest. After having lunch, we head towards the Mt. Everest Base Camp with huge excitement and route passing through small rocks, short ups and downs hills covered with snow all the way.
After reaching our Everest Base Camp we enjoy the breathtaking views of the great Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Khumbuste, AmaDablam, and many other peaks. We’ll take our time inspecting the Khumbu glacier, ice fall as well make the best photographs as well videos.
After a great time and feeling high beneath world’s highest mountain, we return back to Gorakshep with the same trial since there is no place and teahouses to stay at Everest Base Camp.
Today we wake early in the morning to climb the top of Kalapatthar (5,545 m) which is one of the best viewpoints of the Everest region. From the top of Kalapatthar, we can observe the 360-degree panoramic views with vibrant sunrise of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, AmaDablam, Cholste, Khumbuste, and many other peaks.
Then trek down to Gorakshep and had breakfast. Our trek continues to descend to Lobuche where we stop for our lunch. After lunch, our walk slightly descends steeply down for a couple of hours until we reach Dzongla. It is a beautiful spot at the base of the Chola pass.
Today is another tough and exciting day where we cross the second pass (Cho la pass) on this adventurous trip. Our challenging day begins after having breakfast on Dzongla. The trail
leads to a steep-up and then passes through the icy trails and glaciers to cross the adventurous Cho La pass of the Everest region.
On reaching the top of the basin of Cho la, we can admire the beautiful Chola Lake and amazing views of mountains like Ama Dablam and Cholatse. Finally, we cross Cho La Pass and trials lead us through crevasses and rocky chunks towards the village of Thangnak.
Your day begins after having breakfast. Today is the short day trek following the fairly flat trail towards the beautiful village of Gokyo, at the foot of Ngozumba glacier-the longest glacier in Nepal.
The trail passes through the rocky paths and highest altitude freshwater lakes- Gokyo lakes and also the series of six lakes. As we walk high the views of the mountains are fantastic whereas Mt. Cho Oyu dominates the view ahead. Then the short distance towards the third Gokyo Lake where the beautiful Gokyo valley is situated.
Today is another day reserved for the acclimatization process at a higher altitude. We will be staying in Gokyo to ensure proper rest. After breakfast, we will be climbing another best viewpoint Gokyo RI of the Everest region.
The top of Gokyo RI is covered with a flapping colorful Buddhist prayer flag from where we can see 360 panoramic views of the world’s highest mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Cholatse and Taboche, and so on.
You can also see the apex vistas of Gokyo valley and the beautiful lakes of the Everest region. You can also see the massive Ngozumpa glacier- the longest glacier in the world. After collecting great memories we hike down and rest of the day we take a rest.
Today is another tough and exciting day where we cross the third and final pass (Renjo La pass) on this adventurous trip. Today we start our trek early after having breakfast and follow the trail towards the end of Gokyo Lake, with the marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taboche, and then over Renjo la pass.
This is one of the difficult passes of this adventurous trip. On reaching the top of the pass we can admire the breathtaking panorama of Mt. Cho Oyu and other surrounding peaks. After crossing the pass, our walk follows the frozen ponds beneath Renjo la and descends towards the small settlement of Sherpa’s at Lungdhen to spend our night.
Our day begins after having breakfast. The trial continues slowly down towards the beautiful village of Marlung. After having lunch, our trekking trail descends through the Bhote Koshi River towards the valley of Langmuche Khola.
We get ample opportunities to explore the beautiful Sherpa villages, ancient and old Buddhist monasteries, rare lifestyles, culture, and traditions of Sherpa and Tibetan peoples in this off-the-beaten-path of the Everest region. After a long hour’s walk, we’ll reach the beautiful village of Thame. Thame is famous for its spring festival- Mani Rimdu festival (the Sherpa’s main festival), which is held in Mid-May each year.
Our day begins with the breakfast. Our trial passes through the peaceful valley endowed with rich biodiversity and culture. We come across the Sherpa settlement and interact with friendly people. We can also admire the pristine beauty of Mt. Everest, Kongde, Thamasekru, KusumKhang, AmaDablam, and the mighty of peaks.
Then we reach the beautiful Namche Bazaar. After having lunch, our walk gently descend through the Hillary suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and walk through Jorsale- Sagarmatha National Park entry point and trekking permit and TIMS checking point. Then our trek slowly descends the beautiful village of Monjo. Overnight stay at tea house in Monjo.
On the last day of our trekking in the heartland of Himalayas, we take a breakfast at Monjo and then commence our trek to Lukla. Our walk gradually passes through the shops and beautiful Sherpa’s villages and then descends through the bank of DhudKoshi River. We walk through lush vegetation with blossoms on the trees, Rhododendron and pine forests, hamlets and crop fields and reach the Phakding village. After having lunch atGhat, our trek continues crossing more suspension bridge, pine and rhododendron forest, charming village, prayer stones and flags towards the gateway of Everest Region-Lukla. On reaching Lukla, check into the tea house and enjoy our last dinner with the crew members and porters and celebrates the successful completion of our Everest three high passes trek journey. Overnight stay at tea house in Lukla.
Today is last day of our trek in the Everest region. After having breakfast, we take the earliest possible flight back which is about 35 minutes to Kathmandu. On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport our representative will easy transfer towards your respective hotels on our private vehicle. The rest of the day is reserved for your personal activities. You may relax and rest whole day or explore around the famous markets and places to do some souvenir shopping. A grand service of Life Himalaya Trekking ends until you transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight towards your homeward bound or to next destination.
- Airport pick up and drops international and domestic
- Complete departure information, About trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness and reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting
- Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu only 15 kg luggage allowed.(only 10 kg Big bag & 5 kg hand bag)
- Trek flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & Kathmandu for member and involved staffs
- Private transportation pick up and drops
- Nice clean mountain lodge accommodation throughout the trek
- As per group size experience, government licensed holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff. (5 trekkers 1 assistant guide)
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permits)
- Sagarmatha National Park (Mt. Everest) trek permit fee
- Khumbu Community Development fee included
- Life Himalaya trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and Everest three passes trail map
- First Aid kits, oxi-meters for the staffs and the groups
- Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Meals & not included
- Travel insurance
- Hotel Ktm not included
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa charge
- All beverages and others personal expenses
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Battery charge,hot showers & international phone calls
- Service not mentioned above
Everest High Passes Trek - Essential Information
Next, we hike ahead from Gorakhshep to the viewpoint of Kalapathar. Then we follow the path via Dzongla to cross another high pass, the Cho-La pass. Afterward, Everest’s three passes trekking trail takes us to the cobalt-blue lakes at Gokyo. After relishing awe-inspiring views of five lakes from Gokyo RI, we make our way to Renjo-La pass.
Then we continue our trek to the beautiful village of Lungdhen, Marulung, and until we reach Thame village. We drop down to Namche and treks towards Lukla. The next day, we take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu to end our Everest 3 passes trek.
Three Everest High Passes Trek Route option
The three high passes trek in the Everest region can be done clockwise or anti-clockwise. Looking at your safety in high altitude trek, Life Himalaya Trekking organizes the clockwise Everest three high passes trek.
Life Himalaya will be flexible with itinerary i.e. anti-clockwise too and adjust many more details as per your recommendation. We offer you the best remarkable trek with proper accommodations, food and beverage, and the best quality services.
Your Everest High Passes Trek trek will be accompanied under the supervision of highly professional and experienced Everest 3 passes trek guides and porters. Also, we will be flexible with our three passes trek cost and itinerary as per your demand and time frames. Regarding cost, we have a tailor-made Budget three high pass trek package, which could be the idle package for you.
Required Equipments for the Trip
Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.View Equipment List
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