Three High pass Trek for 2022, 2023 itinerary, cost, map

Trip Overview
  • Duration 18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Very Strenuous or Grade D (****)
  • DestinationEverest Region, Nepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrekking
  • Major Attractionebc, Kalapather., Gokyo
  • Maximum Altitude5600
  • Best TimeMarch, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov

Highlights

  • Start with a scenic and exciting flight to Lukla. 
  • Walk via the lush vegetation of Pine, Oak, and Rhododendron inside Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Spend beautiful evenings at stops like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Gorak Shep, Lobuche, Gokyo Village, Thagnak, etc.
  • Experience the unique lifestyle and culture of the Sherpas and other ethnicities of the region.
  • Pass along the vast valleys, meadows, riversides, mountain passes, etc. 
  • Cross the three passes: Kongma La, Cho La, Renjo La, Gokyo Ri, Kala Patthar. 
  • Live several of the best sunrises and sunsets along the trek in the Everest Region.
  • Enjoy the Everest Region's mountains such as Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Pumori, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Lobuche, and many more.
  • Visit the famous five Gokyo lakes and the Gokyo valley.  
  • Come across countless prayer wheels, mani walls, prayer flags, suspension bridges, monasteries, and gompas.  

Everest Three High Passes Trek is a classical trek for adventure buffs in the panoramic Everest Region of Nepal. Happening in such a heavenly and recognized region, Everest Three Passes Trek offers breathtaking sceneries, adventurous trails, diverse vegetation, unique culture, and more. We welcome you on this trek with the Mountain Rock Treks team. 

As said earlier, Everest Three Passes Trek is the top trekking option for any thrill lover. It is an exhilarating journey to the three high passes of the Khumbu Region Cho La Pass(5,420m/17,782ft), Renjo La Pass(5,340m/17,520ft), and Kongma La Pass(5,535m/18,159ft). It looks exciting, right? Well, it's. 

On this trek, you will cross those three pinpoints and reach Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp. Not only that, but you will also traverse Gokyo Valley and its pristine blue lakes. Yes, you read that right! In a sentence, Everest Three Passes Trek is a complete trek to explore the whole Khumbu region. Therefore, you can say that this trek is a blend of Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Valley Trekking with the Three Passes Trek. Altogether, you will investigate the four different valleys of the Everest Region; Khumbu, Imja Tse, Bhotekoshi, and Gokyo Valley.

Talking about its main highlights, Three Passes Trek has quite a lot of them. First thing first, the mountain vistas during the trek are awe-inspiring. There will be numerous occasions when you watch peaks like Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, etc. How can we forget the mountain panoramas from the view stations like Kala Patthar, Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Kongma La Pass? You will remain short of words.    

Not only mountains but the captivating views of vast valleys like Goky and Imja Tse, the five Gokyo Lakes, varied landscapes, glaciers, and electric rivers will also keep your eyes busy. Similarly, the trek enables you to trek through the region's dense vegetation. In addition, the Sagarmatha National Park protects the rich flora and fauna of the area. So you will experience that part also.

This trek favors you if you love exploring new places, new cultures, and unique lifestyles. While you trek through the Khumbu Region, you will meet, talk and share moments with Sherpas and other region ethnicities. You will have ideas about their way of living and thinking. Also, you will pass through numerous religious Buddhist monasteries, gompas, shrines, and mani walls along the trek.  

This Three Passes Trek is a 19 days long plan, beginning and ending in Kathmandu. It will start with a flight to Lukla Airport and then to Phakding. Slowly, the trek will progress through Everest Region's notable stops, such as Namche and Tengboche. The first pass you will climb on tour is Kongma La Pass.

After Kongma La Pass, you will climb Cho La Pass via Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp. Then, you will arrive in Gokyo Valley to summit the last of the Three Passes, Renjo La Pass. Upon ascending all the passes, you will trek back to Lukla through Khumbu Region and fly back to Kathmandu to conclude the trek. 

Those nineteen days of the expedition will be full of sceneries, excitements, adventures, and challenges. If you are not someone who has trekked similar high elevation and long treks in the Himalayas before, the tour can be challenging. But do not worry; our experienced team will guide you thoroughly. 

However, you must prepare for the trek and possess excellent physical perseverance to climb the steep and rough sections. This can be an arduous journey without preparation if you are entirely a newbie. This trek has 5-7 hours of daily trekking, steep areas, rough trails, elevating altitudes, harsh temperatures, etc. Therefore, you and your body should be ready to take on all the trek challenges. Then, the skilled team of Mountain Rock Treks will see the rest of it. 

So prepare yourself for this exhilarating but demanding journey with us! You will have a fantastic trek.  

 Everest Three Pass Trekking Route

One of the most inclusive treks in Nepal, the Three Passes Trek 19 Days, starts with a flight to Lukla(2,600m) from Kathmandu. After landing at the entrance of the Everest Region, you'll pass through the beautiful trekking trail to Phakding. From Phakding, you will reach Namche Bazaar(3441m), the region's hub. 

You'll spend an off day in Namche to get habituated to the altitudes. On this day, you will have a few hiking options to spend the day well. One to Khumjung village, another to Everest View Hotel, and the last to Sagarmatha National Park Tourist center.   

One acclimatization day in Namche will make you ready for the walk to Tengboche(3,800m), Dingboche(4,410m), and Chhukung(4,730m). You will trek through those villages in three days. And you will have another acclimatization day of the trek in Chhukung village, which is a must. There will be a big day after Chhukang's stay to climb the first mountain pass, i.e., Kongma La Pass(4,900m).

After summiting Kongma La Pass, you will travel through Lobuche village(4,900m) and the Gorakshep stop. This is where you will hike to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar(5,550m). Finally, in the wake of exploring the two notable stops, you will head towards Cho La Pass(5,420m) via villages like Dzongla(3,810m) and Thangnak. 

And then you march into the picturesque Gokyo Valley(4,700m). Traveling and exploring the villages and lakes of the valley, you will find yourself at the pinpoint of Renjo La Pass(5,340m), the last pass of the trek. 

As all the passes and stops are done, you will trek back to Lukla(2,800m). To reach Lukla, you will spend three more days walking through Marlung, Thame, Namche Bazaar, and Phakding. The exact stops like Namche Bazaar and Phakding will come along once again. You will retrace your footprints to cross those places to get into Lukla. And joining a flight back to Kathmandu from there, you will conclude this beautiful long trek in Kathmandu(1,400m). This is how you will cover the Three Passes Trek's route.   

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Best Time for Everest Three High Passes Trek

The timing for any trek is quite an important thing to look at. If you have all the knowledge about the right timing for a tour, you have already lowered the uncertainties and adversities of the trek by half. That is why it is essential to know the best timing for the hike you opt for. And that is the main reason why we have written this heading for you.

We will guide you through the Everest Region's weather experiences for over a year. Below, We have written about all four seasons: Autumn, Spring, Monsoon, and Winter. And after reading this, you can choose the best time for 3 Pass Trekking without any confusion. Let's get started. 

 

Everest Three High Passes Trek in Autumn (September, October, November)

Autumn, one of the best times to visit Nepal, functions through September, October, and November. Nepal is a post-monsoon time when the monsoon season has left the atmosphere. Due to that fact, the terrain and landscapes in Nepal look like they have been washed up. So that is the first benefit of traveling in Autumn.

Temperatures in Autumn in Nepal are pretty good for trekking in the mountains. The average temperature around the lower region of the trek remains around 10-18 degrees during the day hours. With such a temperature, you will have no difficulty with the temperature this season. However, there will be some plunge in temperature in the Everest Region when it's dark and when you gain more elevation. So make sure you have a few good clothes for such hours.     

Moreover, Autumn is known for its stable weather conditions. Therefore, if you travel in Autumn around Nepal, there are meager chances of trip cancelation. The Khumbu region and other parts of Nepal undergo beautiful climate situations. Some are unobstructed mountain views, clear skies, bright trekking days, calm breeze, and snow-loaded peaks. 

Travelers worldwide know Autumn is a perfect time for adventures in Nepal. That's why you will meet many wanderers along the trek. Autumn is an option if you love learning about new people and their stories.   

To sum up, Autumn is an unparalleled time for trekking around Nepal. The Three Passes Trek will happen quite nicely during the months of Autumn, that is for sure.  

Everest Three High Passes Trek in Spring (March, April, May)

Spring, the time through March-May, is another right time for trekking in Nepal. It is the peak trekking season in Nepal. That is why you will find overwhelming numbers of people throughout the journey. 

It is the pre-monsoon season coming into Nepal way before Monsoon does. This means there are no chances of massive rainfall until May. So instead, you will get the most pleasant circumstances. Warm temperature, continuous clear mountains, vibrant landscapes, colorful trails, and bright days are some of the perks of Spring. 

If you see the temperature graph for the Spring season in Nepal, the lower parts of the trek like Tengboche, Namche, and Gokyo have average temperatures of around 5-20 degrees during the day. 

However, the night and morning hours in Khumbu Region can constantly be freezing below 0 degrees. Furthermore, the temperature is frigid in the much higher parts of the region like Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Kongma La Pass, and other factors.

Moreover, Spring is cheered for the flowering season. The forests of Nepal are colorful due to the Rhododendron flowers, and so are the trekking trails. This could be another reason why you should choose Spring. Alongside, the peaks of the Khumbu region like Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Lobuche, and others are snow washed by the winter season. 

In short, Spring season Three Passes Trek is a big yes. The good conditions of the season will make your trek a pleasing one.   

 

Everest Three High Passes Trek in Winter (December, January, February)

Winter is the coldest time of the year in Nepal. This is because so many people take Winter as an off-season for trekking in Nepal. And the trekking routes of Nepal are pretty peaceful during this season.

Yes, Winter is a cold and snowy season in Nepal. There is massive snowfall in the mountains, and the temperature is freezing. However, not all three months of Winter- December, January, and February, are that bad for trekking. The first two weeks of December are worthwhile. You will get conditions of the Autumn season in that period. Thus, trekking in the mountains is possible in early Winter. 

Similarly, the last few weeks of February can be another time in Winter for trekking. Winter is at its peak in January but slowly lowers through February. Therefore, that time of Winter is also good to go on the trails of Nepal. You can't put Winter aside for trekking in Nepal.

The rewards are considerable if you are bold enough to opt for Winter's early and late weeks. Winter is the best time for mountain vistas due to massive white snowfall. Also, the trekking paths are less crowded than in Autumn and Spring. As a result, you will have a quiet time in the Everest Region. 

Overall, Winter is not as good as Autumn and Spring for trekking. But the early and late days of the Winter season are okay for trekking. So if you want to do Three Passes Trek in Winter, we can find the right day.    

Everest Three High Passes Trek in Monsoon ( June-July-August)

It is listed at last for some reasons. Monsoon is a less preferred time for trekking in Nepal. It is entirely off-season in Nepal. You will find a few travelers around Kathmandu preparing for treks in the mountains. And that is rightfully alright.  

The monsoon or Summer season is the warmest and wettest season of all. June, July, and August in Nepal are three humid months of the season. The country receives massive rainfall throughout the season. Consequently, the higher areas observe colossal snowfall. The trails of Nepal remain wet, slippery, and landslide-prone. Mountains are not always visible. As of these conditions, Monsoon is a not-so-popular time for trekking in Nepal. 

However, the early days of June and the last few weeks of August are somehow doable. Monsoon is less active in Nepal during those two sessions than in July. And you can do the trek. But make sure you have an experienced guide to help you out. The monsoon treks are pretty prone to problems. Thus you will need an excellent guiding person in front of you. 

The monsoon season rewards spectacular mountains and landscapes, especially after rainfall. This is the most exciting part about the Monsoon season trekking. Also, the trails are pretty peaceful. 

But, as said earlier, you must take on various uncertainties to enjoy the benefits. The weather is quite unpredictable throughout Monsoon. Thus, we do not highly recommend the Monsoon season for Three Passes Trek. But if you want to trek anyway, our experienced team will find an appropriate time in the season and safely guide you.      

Everest Three (3) High Pass Trekking Difficulty

Everest Three High Passes Trekking is a moderate trek in the heavenly Khumbu Region. The tour can be a hard one for some and easy for others. We mean to say it depends on your trekking experience and physical endurance level. 

If you have been trekking in the Himalayas for some time, if you have done similar treks more than a couple of times, Everest 3 Passes Trek should not be difficult. However, if you have never done anything like that in the mountains, this trek is a challenging climb for you.

In general, the critical difficulties of Everest Three High Passes Trek are its distance, duration, elevation, trail nature, and weather. First, let's start with length. The trek is about 166km long through the Khumbu Region. Such a distance is not a joke. It will surely test you. 

Likewise, you will need at least 15 days to complete the trek. You will sleep, eat, walk and repeat in the rural part of the region. On trekking days, you will trek for about 5-7hrs daily. So this part of the trek is also not easy. 

Moreover, the elevation of the trek is sky-touching. You will reach the highest height of the tour at Kala Patthar(5,550m). And you will hike above 5000m+ several times. Trekking and crossing those elevation numbers several times takes so much calm, perseverance, acclimatization, and hard work. So the altitude gains of the trek will test you a little bit.

Similarly, the trek will climb steep sections, slippery trails, glacier walking, and rough terrains. You will have those things for more than two weeks. To take on such a trail is another difficult part of the trek. Also, the higher parts of the region have extreme weather conditions. You will have strong winds and freezing temperatures at times of the tour. Thus the weather also demands you do something on the journey.  

So these are the significant challenges of the trek. But like there is a saying, difficult roads often lead to a beautiful destination. The Three Passes Trek will lead you to many beautiful destinations. You will not regret taking those adversities on. 

But make sure you come with enough preparation for the trek. Before the trek date, you better do cardio training and exercises such as cycling, trekking, hiking, jogging, swimming, etc.

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Itinerary

Three High pass Trek Itinerary for 2022, 2023, and 2024

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), a member of our waiting help staff will meet you there and take you to the hotel by a private tourist vehicle you choose and brief you about the details of the trek. We take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla the following day. After meeting the rest of our crew in Lukla, we immediately begin the 3–4 hour trek to Phakding. The next morning,  we resume hiking. After crossing the Dudh Koshi River, we register our permit number and group information at the Sagarmatha National Park entry in Monju's National Park office. The Hillary  Suspension Bridge is then crossed as we rise to Namche Bazaar. The following day, we will rest in Namche Bazaar, in the Khumbu region. After eating breakfast in Namche, we depart for  Tengboche. Next, our day starts off on the trail through ImjaKhola, after which we continue to  Tengboche and drop to the riverside while traversing a rhododendron and birch forest. Visit a  Buddhist nunnery at Deboche before continuing on to Pangboche. Then, from Orsho, we can see  Mt. Pumori's apical ridge before arriving at the chilly and windy settlement of Dingboche, where we spend the night. The following day, we continue our ascent via the ImjaKhola valley to reach glacier moraines surrounded by massive mountains. We continue to walk for the next three to four hours across the valley, keeping Lhotse and AmaDablam in view, until we arrive at Yak Bible. We go 30 minutes by foot from Bible to Chhukung, where we spend the night. We begin to ascend early in the morning after being acclimated to this altitude.

We have two options:

  • either ascend the hill northwest of Chhukung above the Nuptse glacier
  • or descend the Bible Valley to the high path above NiyangKhola.

After a five-hour hike through Kongma La's (5535 meters) trail, we finally depart Chhukung. The descent, the most difficult and complicated part of today's hike, starts after that. Following a hike up the adjacent moraine, we turn north along the Khumbu glacier's trail and eventually arrive in Lobuche, where we spend the night. Then we head towards Gorakshep. The trail passes past the Khumbu Glacier's lateral moraine before reaching Gorakshep. We were able to see Kalapatthar after ascending to the summit of the Changri glacier. We shall then arrive in  Gorakshep. After passing via Gorakshep Lake, we continue on the route to Everest base. This is the goal of our journey. The next day, we spend the night in Gorakshep after returning on foot. After several hours of walking, we reach Kala Patthar.

The next day, we transverse through Dzongla.  We will then climb towards Thagnak and stay there overnight. We leave in the early morning and continue the path via the Ngozumpa glacier. Finally, we arrive at Gokyo village. We stay there for one day and two nights to relax. We stay in Gokyo valley to relax toward the conclusion of our second week of hiking.

Following that, we set off on foot early in the morning for Renjola Pass.  We divert from the main Gokyo Valley trail to follow Dudh Pokhari's Renjo la route. In order to go to Angladumba Tsho, the trail then continues down the stairs. We arrive in Marlung after an hour of walking. The following day, we proceed according to the established path, which is a drop from Marlung to Thame. We cross the Bhote Koshi and descend to Taranga before arriving at  LangmucheKhola. We then go over the bridge to Same. We descend the steep path and arrive at the Thamo settlement. We then arrive at Phurte. We finally arrive at Namche. On the next day, we depart from Namche and arrive in Lukla. Then we will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Three hours prior to the flight's scheduled departure time, a drop-off in a private tourist vehicle is arranged from the hotel to the airport. By selecting a different curriculum, you can potentially lengthen your trip. 

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Arrival in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. In addition, a drop at the hotel by a private tourist vehicle is arranged. Our representative will meet you at your hotel and brief you about the details of the arrangement.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • not specific Hours
  • 1250 Meters

The following day we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. The 40 minutes flight from Tribhuvan Domestic Airport (Kathmandu) to Tenzing Hilary Airport (Lukla) offers marvelous views of mountain ranges as rays of light fall on them. We start a 3-4 hours trek to Phakding shortly after meeting our crew members in Lukla. Overnight stay in a Lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
  • 3-4 HOurs
  • 2600 Meters

We continue along the trail soon after having our breakfast in Phakding. After crossing Dudh Koshi River, we register our permit number and group details at the National Park office in Monju, the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park. Then we ascend to Namche Bazaar, crossing the Hillary Suspension Bridge. Overnight stay in a lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • 3441 Meters

This is the day to rest in the center of the Khumbu region, the Namche Bazaar. It’s also a day to adjust our body to the high altitude. Though we stay in Namche, it is recommended that we stay active and moving. The place is well facilitated with banks, ATMs, and Cyber Cafés, and you can also visit the Sherpa museum or visit the local community.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3 Hours
  • 3441 Meters

We start for Tengboche after breakfast in Namche. On our way, beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Ama Dablam, and Thamserku accompany us while walking the smooth and sometimes zigzag trail.    

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 3800 Meters

 

The morning view of the mountain panorama is outstanding, and you can click the breathtaking views of Kangtega range, Thamserku, Amadablam, Taboche, Kwangde, Tengboche, Lhotse, and Nuptse. Our day begins along the trail through ImjaKhola, then to Tengboche where we descend to the riverbank, through the rhododendron and birch forest. At Dingboche, visit a Buddhist nunnery and cross a few chortens to reach Pangboche where we can have a splendid view of the beautiful mountains. One can quickly notice the thinning vegetation on walking from upper Panboche to the dry and alpine terrain of Shomare. Next, we can view the apical ridge of Mt. Pumori from Orsho; then, finally, we reach the cold and windy village of Dingboche, where we stay overnight.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • 4410 meters

On the seventh day, we wake up to find ourselves amid a stone-walled alpine landscape of Dingboche. We continue our trek through ImjaKhola valley to glacier moraines in the middle of towering mountains. Our walk continues for the next 3-4 hours through the valley viewing Lhotse mountain and AmaDablam on our sides until we reach yak Bible, the herdsman's place. Walking further, we can have a fantastic view of the rocky and icy appearance of ImjaTse peak at the terminal moraine. Half an hour's walk from Bible leads us to Chhukung, where we can view the glaciers and snowy mountains. Overnight in Chhukung.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4 Hours
  • 5546 Meters

Getting acclimatized to this height, we start to ascend early in the morning. On this day, we enter the remote hinterlands of the mountains where we cannot find any teashops further, so we carry plenty of water for ourselves. We can either take a climb over the hill northwest of chhukung over the Nuptse glacier; the other option is to walk down the valley of Bible than to the high trail above NiyangKhola. On walking further, we can have a stunning view of the Island peak valley and the jagged ridge of AmphuLapcha. On ascending along the east side of NiyangKhola valley through a stony trail, we reach a wide basin with frozen lakes. Finally, we leave Chhukung after a 5-hour walk through Kongma La's (5535 meters) path. We get to the top to see the prayer flags fluttering to mark the pass at the ridge. Then, the descent begins, which is a complex and challenging experience to today's trek. We then climb the moraine on the far side, then turn north through the trail of the Khumbu glacier, which finally leads to today's final destination: Lobuche, where we stay overnight. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 8 Hours
  • 4900 Meters

Ahead of Gorakshep, the trail leads through the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier. Passing through the pyramid sign post, we find ourselves we can view the north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. We can view the 360-degree vista of snow-covered mountains after ascent toThangmaRiju. On climbing the top of Changri glacier, we caught the sight of Kalapatthar, a green knoll beneath Mt. Pumori. When we reach Gorakshep, we can view the snow-capped mountains, including the world's crown, Everest. We then take the trail to Everest base camp through once Gorakshep Lake and reach Indian army mountaineer's memorials on continuing. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we realize the hazardous route of the Khumbu icefall. We can't view Everest as we stand at the base of the peak, but the close-up scene of Nuptse, Khumbutse is no less enchanting experience that stands tall above the bright-colored tents of the mountaineers. This is the ultimate point of our trip. We then walk back to Gorakshep, where we lodge overnight.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 7-8 hours
  • 5100 Meters

This is the climax of our trip, which starts with the walk to catch a dramatic view of shining Everest from Kalapatthar. As we descend to Kalapatthar, we can see our breath while snapping the pictures of peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbuttse, Changtse appearing to the East, and the Everest revealing between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. After several hours we reach Kalapathhar, where we sit to quench the ultimate thirst of eyes to see the unparalleled Himalayan panorama. We leave our footsteps to take away the memories and snap pictures for a lifetime experience. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 7 Hours
  • 3810 Meters

Early morning we will wake up to see the mesmerizing view of Cholatse. The early part of this one of the most challenging trips begins as we transverse through Dzongla across spur forest, which descends to a basin. As we climb the height again, we see the picturesque view of Cho la lake and Mt AmaDablam. The steep climb is made worse by boulders, leading us to the curvy trails of Bergschrund. At the top, we can enjoy the sight of majestic peaks all around, standing by the side of fluttering prayer flags. The descent to Thagnak is relatively straightforward unless the rocks are glazed by ice making the path slippery and hazardous. We stay in Thagnak for the night. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 7 Hours
  • 4700 Meters

Early morning, we step out of the small village and follow the trail through Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal. As we reach the other side of the glacier, we can catch sight of the second Gokyo lake, one of the six series. Finally, we see Gokyo village on the edge of the third lake, which is a short distance from the second. Stay and rest in Gokyo for one day and two nights.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4 Hours
  • 4700 Meters

Towards the end of the second week of our trek, we stay to rest in Gokyo valley. The acclimatization day is an excellent opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri, one of the best places to catch a view of the Everest region and the six lakes. The fourth lake is 3 Km north of Gokyo, with its high cliffs and peaks rising above it. The trail continues to the fifth turquoise blue shimmering lake, the biggest. We can even climb the hills at the edge of the lake to catch the breathtaking scenery of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. Beyond the fifth lake, Cho Oyu base camp, the spectacular view is worth watching. It's up to our interest, curiosity, time, and energy we have left whether we go as far as the sixth lake. Finally, we come back to Gokyo.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3 Hours
  • 4700 Meters

Today we start to walk to Renjola pass early in the morning. We leave the main trail of Gokyo valley to take the Renjo la route by Dudh Pokhari. After 3 hour's walk, You can enjoy the vista of Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taboche. Then, the trail continues down the stairs to reach Angladumba Tsho. We see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake on another walk, and then we walk through the narrow valley teemed with giant boulders to Lunde. After an hour's walk, we reach Marlung, where we will stay tonight.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 7 Hours
  • 4210 Meters

The next day we follow the traditional route followed for centuries by the Tibetan traders, which is a descent from Marlung to Thame. Crossing BhoteKoshi, descending to Taranga, we reach LangmucheKhola. We can view astonishing views of the mountains such as Thamserku, Katenga, KusumKangguruetc from the lodges besides seeing the famous Buddhist shrine (Gompa) at Thame. Next, we cross the bridge to reach Same, which offers the breathtaking beauty of the mountain view. Down the steep path, we go to Thamo village, where there is a monastery called Khari Goma, the nunnery. Next, we reach the world’s highest power station built with Australian Aid, after which we get to a small village called Phurte, where there is LaudoMonastry. Finally, we reach Namche through some gompas, prayer flags, and Chorten Mani stones. Overnight in Namche.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6 Hours
  • 3441 Meters

This is the final day of the three-day high pass trek. We start from Namche and reach Lukla on this day, but the challenges are enormous, walking down the steep with shaky legs until we get to the airport area. Crossing the bridge over Dudh Koshi

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 7-8 Hours
  • 2600 meters

An early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The taking off is a dramatic scene, just like the landing. The rest of the day can be used for sightseeing or relaxation and celebration. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 30 Minutes
  • 1400 Meters

Departure from Kathmandu. A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also extend your trip by opting for another program. 

  • No Accomodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • No LImit
  • 1400 Meters

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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Three High pass Trek for 2022, 2023 itinerary, cost, map map

Cost Details

Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
  • All your stander Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • One Potter for two trekkers (max 20 KG)
  • A highly experienced, helpful, and friendly Government license holder Guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine.
  • Round Trip flight fare (Kathmandu - Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for groups and crews.
  • National Park permits.
  • TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse.

Excludes

  • Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
  • No meal and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Potter.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature include alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, and laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for guide and potter etc.

Dates & Price

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Essential Info

 Travel insurance

When going for a trek to the Everest region, you need to take all types of insurance. It would help if you took all the insurance for your safety. It includes medical insurance and accidental insurance. 

For the safety of our guests considering the Everest Base Camp Trek, we strongly advise them to get travel insurance. During Everest Base Camp Trekking, you will be experiencing a remote location. Therefore, we will be forced to deploy an airlift to provide you with immediate medical care in an accident or any unforeseen medical emergency (which seldom occurs).

Until travel insurance or the Passenger commits to pay the fee to pay the costs, rescue providers, particularly emergency evacuation service providers, do not get ready. As a result, travel insurance is essential when walking to Everest's base camp.

 

Packing List

The following is the list of the things and equipment that we will need to carry with us when you are heading on the journey. 

1. For the upper part of the body

Hat: You'll need a nice, wide-brimmed trekking hat to keep the sun off your face. Lightweight, simple to carry, and neck-covering styles are the best. The primary reason for wearing a hat while trekking is to protect yourself from the sun while you're out on the trail.

 

Headlamp: Along with the hat, it is better to carry a headlamp with you during the trek. Headlamps are lights that are worn on a person's head. Due to their hands-free operation, these gadgets are great for trekking and hiking. It's ideal to have your hands free when hiking so you can deal with anything Mother Nature throws at you or pull your stuff. At night, trails can be hard to navigate. These footprints generally incorporate pebbles, tree roots, twigs, and even animals and resemble an uncharted maze. These hazards can be dangerous, and having your hands free allows you to catch yourself, move obstacles, sprint, or fend off an enraged rabbit on the track.

 

Woolen Hat: When you move to higher elevations, you get a high chance of being caught by cold. So, it is suggested to carry a woolen hat with you for your protection. Not every hat is equally suitable for trekking, so it is safer to take a woolen hat; it will be available with you if you need it. 

 

Sun Protecting Hat: Day during your trial can be sunny, and the rays directly showered upon you. It will protect UV rays from entering your skin. We must be more careful regarding our heads and protect the scalp from sunburn and skin cancer. 

 

Sunglasses: As we move towards high altitude, the atmospheric layer becomes thinner, which increases exposure to harmful rays because the capacity to filter these rays becomes less. Therefore, we need to carry sunglasses to protect our eyes from harmful rays.

 

 

2. Body Part

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers: Rain on the path is always possible, especially if you intend to hike between June and September (we strongly advise against walking in the region). We recommend bringing rain gear with you as a precaution, preferably a gore-tex membrane hardshell jacket. An inexpensive pair of waterproof pullovers will typically be enough for pants.

 

  • T-shirt: It is suggested to wear light clothes during trekking to avoid extreme sweating and discomfort. A t-shirt is best to wear during such trips. 

 

  • Clothing: Layering is a significant walk component due to the considerable fluctuation in altitude and temperature. You'll be able to quickly adapt to the climate and be comfortable and safe if you can add and remove layers of clothes while trekking. If you intend on hiking during the cooler winter months of December through February, you'll want to bring some extra layers.

 

  • Gloves: You will need to carry your gloves with you because gloves will help protect your hands from sweat, extreme weather conditions, and other inconvenient situations that may cause discomfort and injury.

 

Lower Body Clothing

  • Thermal Inners: Thermal inners are insulators between your body and the surrounding cold air. They trap body heat and prevent heat loss. Use the ones generally made with polyester or give extra comfort and flexibility.

 

  • Trousers: A full-length pair of trekking trousers provides solid path protection, preventing cuts and scratches from prickly plants, twigs, rocks, and other hazards. This allows you to travel calmly while trekking without the sound of rustling plants and enables you to get near to animals without making a nuisance.

 

  • Down Jacket: One of the most significant purchases you'll make is a down jacket. On a hiking or climbing journey throughout the journey, having the correct warm, insulating layer may make or break your pleasure level. When you are heading for a trek in the Everest region, You must include a down jacket in your packing list. 

 

3. Footwears

  • Trekking Boots: Trekking boots are necessary as they are specifically designed to protect the foot and ankles during long-distance trekking. They are one of the essential items of trekking as they can determine a trekker's ability to walk long distances without injury.
  • Socks: A trekking sock is essential for avoiding blisters. Unlike a weak, stinking cotton sock, a hiking hose will not continually brush against the back of your foot and will give substantial protection from friction caused by your shoe. The socks maintain a constant temperature for the feet. Socks are incredibly soft and comfortable on foot.

 

4. Other Types of Equipment for Trekking 

  • Trekking Poles: Trekking poles intersperse your arms and shoulders into the trekking movement, allowing you to use better muscles to force yourself uphill and control your downhill. The result is an expansion in rate without an accumulation in leg soreness.
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  • First Aid Kids: First aid kits are a must-have for every trekker. They help you with necessary treatment during the trial. Thus to minimize the risk of infection or injury severity, we must take it with ourselves. A well-stocked kit contains items that treat burns, injuries, scrapes, and cuts.
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  • Sleeping Bags: Though we will be staying in hotels and there will be services, still take no risk and carry a sleeping bag with you. If you want the best night's sleep on the trail, it is recommended to take your sleeping bags with you.
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  • Personal Bags: When going on an outdoor trek, you want to be sure that you'll be comfortable the entire time. A bag is fundamental if you're hiking a long and challenging walk. The type of trekking backpack you use will significantly impact how pleasant your adventure will be. If you're carrying many goods, you'll need a bag that distributes the weight properly, so you don't get tired soon.

 

 

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

Altitude sickness refers to symptoms that occur when your body is exposed to a higher elevation for an extended length of time.

When traveling to higher altitudes, there is a maximum chance of suffering from AMS (Acute mountain sickness).

When people are traveling and rising or being moved to a higher level fast, altitude sickness is prevalent. The lower the air pressure and oxygen levels are, the higher you climb. Our bodies can handle the change, but it will take time for them to acclimate. Preventing altitude sickness also requires staying hydrated. During your climb, drink plenty of water. Climb at a comfortable speed for you. It's also crucial to remember that even if you're taking acetazolamide, you might still experience altitude sickness. The drug will not help you if you already have symptoms. The only effective cure is to descend to a lower altitude.

So to prevent AMS, we will take two acclimatization breaks every thousand meters. We will trek at the higher altitude but sleep in, the lower to cure this altitude sickness. If we suffered from acute mountain sickness, we would take rest immediately at the same place. We will drink more liquid to stay hydrated, like soup and water, to energize. If the case starts to get worse, we will have to take rescue by helicopter.

 

Passport and Visa

A passport is the most crucial need when we are out on our trip. We need to take at least one copy of our passport and visa. We will get the access before we arrive. A Nepal visa is required to visit the Everest region. You can receive a ticket on arrival at the main entry points, but if you like to be prepared, you may apply for a Nepal visa ahead of time. Most essential, you must have your passport and two passport-size pictures. You'll also need to obtain a Mountaineering License (Everest climbing permit) from the Tibet Mountaineering Association if you intend to go to the advanced base camp of Everest. 

 

Banking and ATM

Typically our package is enclosed with food and accommodation, so, for personal use, you might need cash. However, there is less chance of getting an ATM. Therefore, you will need to carry some money before heading out for the trek. We have two ATMs on the Everest route, but this might not always work because of the satellite. Lukla and Namche Bazaar are the only two stations on the Everest Base Camp route where ATMs are available.

 

Guides, Porters, And Tipping System in Nepal

Our Everest Base Camp trekking guide porters will be fully insured and knowledgeable about the Everest region journey, not only Everest Base Camp. We have been helping and promoting local people from the beginning of the Everest Region Trek. For your trekking trips in Nepal, we guarantee that we will offer you outstanding guides and skilled porters.

 Local Guides are English-speaking locals who will accompany you on the path for the duration. They won't carry your baggage, but they will be able to answer your questions and provide information about the location as you go. 

It is always suggested that you take a guide with you. Because when traveling at a high elevation, you might suffer from AMS if you are not much familiarised with treks guide will be very supportive to you. 

During the journey, porters will carry your luggage for you. They speak very little English and will be unable to comprehend any inquiries you may pose. To help you travel freely, you can take your porter with you to help you carry your things. 

As for Tipping, It will cost you 10percent of the total cost. This ten percent is further distributed as 60 to the guide and forty to the porter.

 

Everest trek food and accommodation

Accomodation

The Everest Base Camp climb is a lodge hike. You will spend the night at a clean and pleasant lodge managed by a local family. A tiny room with two twin beds and a separate bathroom with a familiar washroom facility may be available in higher-elevation lodges. Carry a decent sleeping bag to remain warm because the lodge's blanket will not suffice. We have both luxury and basic accommodation.

 We can get luxury accommodations are Lukla, Phakding, Manjo, Namche, Everest view hotel, and Debuche. Rest at other places we can get better accommodation but not like these places.  

 

Food

 Our Everest Base Camp trek package includes three meals (breakfast, lunch, and supper) during the expedition. 

All meals are prepared according to the lodge's menu. Usually, there is a multi-cuisine option on the menu. Pizza, burgers, fish & chips, freshly made coffee, bakery products, and other items are available in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazar and Lukla have several options for food, but mostly you can only find regular food. 

 

The Everest view hotel provides outstanding tea and foods services to the trekkers. In addition, you may order a warm, and nutritious breakfast, lunch, or supper made using locally sourced organic ingredients. The menu ranges from western to Indian and regional cuisines.

 For breakfast, you must have traditional Tibetan bread and bread/ Chapati. There is also a large selection of hot soup alternatives. In addition, pancakes, oatmeal, muesli, and omelets are all available.

Similarly, hot drinking water is available for refilling your reusable water bottle in lodges and tea shops. (Nepali cuisine, freshly prepared and sanitary)

 

Booking terms and conditions

For booking we are flexible, but when you confirm you have to pay 25 percent and the rest, you can spend on arrival. We don't have any hidden charges. 

Note:- If you plan to join a group, we have different terms and conditions for this, and you can contact us.

Our reservations are made through Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. To reserve a package, fill out a Booking Form and send it to the Company with your deposits and insurance payment (if applicable). You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the trip fee at booking for all trips. You can pay the remaining balance after arriving in Kathmandu and before the tour departs.

The Company or its Agent should receive the non-refundable deposit. Tailor-made vacations with the Company may demand a larger deposit or full payment at booking. If a deposit is required in addition to that specified in this section, the firm will notify you at the time of booking. You can use a bank transfer or a credit card deposit to secure a reservation (Visa or MasterCard). Follow the instructions on the reservation form.

 

 

Last-minute booking for Everest Region Trek

We are flexible on booking. However, when it comes to last-minute cancellations, we are non-refundable. So if you want to join one of our Everest Base Camp Trek packages at the last minute, you must pay the total package price to secure your spot.

We'll do our best to get things in order at the last minute. Make sure you arrive in Kathmandu at least a day before the adventure begins. Further for information, please get in touch with us directly.

A Client's cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by the Company. The cancellation price will be determined by the date the Company or its Agents receives the cancellation request.

If you decide to cancel at the last minute after you have confirmed it, you will forfeit the 25% payment. Likewise, if you choose to cancel your trip after it has begun for any reason, you will lose the whole trip cost. Unfortunately, we don't provide refunds once you've started your journey.

It is strongly recommended that the Client purchase termination insurance at the time of booking.

 

Travel Tips ( Electricity, Internet, ATM, Luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

There is no electricity in all those places, so it's better to have your backup. As for backup, we can still use battery and chargers, but you need to pay extra charges for that. In the lodges, there are charging kiosks where you may set your gadgets. But, again, you might have to pay a small fee for the service. So bring extra chargers or a solar charger with you.

There might not be internet facilities in all places for the internet so that you can use data.

You might also need to pay additional charges to use the internet facility. The internet connectivity along the trekking path is spotty at best, and it only gets worse as you climb higher. Please don't get caught up in sharing the adventure; instead, try to enjoy it as much as possible.. 

So it is recommended to have your cash for your expenses. You can use it for electricity, internet, and other additional costs like bakeries and pastries and money for tipping. Because there are no ATMs above Namche Bazar, bring extra cash to spend while walking. On the road, you may require some money to purchase more beverages, food, or amenities such as a hot shower, internet, etc. 

You ripped extra baggage for free in the hotel's locker room. Each trekker can bring up to 10 kilograms of hiking gear (carried by porters).

Tipping will not be included in the cost of our EBC trek package because it is required. However, the guide and porter anticipate some. 

Keep some cash on hand if you want to buy souvenirs, food, or beverages. Other costs, like travel insurance and foreign flight tickets, are not included in our package price. For further details, see our cost includes and exclusions section.

 

Lukla flight and cancellation

We have very unpredictable weather in the Himalayas, so our flight will be unscheduled some of the time. But sometimes, because of the weather, our flight will be delayed or canceled. We will have other options to take a helicopter or postpone for the next time, so better to have added one or two days after the trip to ensure your international flight wouldn't be disturbed. 

Due to inclement weather, flights from Kathmandu to Lukla/Kathmandu may be delayed or canceled for a day. Even in the finest season, something may happen. As a result, Mountain rock treks and expeditions always recommend staying an extra night in Kathmandu. If your vacation goes well, you may be able to take a Kathmandu city tour and purchase souvenirs.

If you need to cancel your journey to Lukla, we will rebook you on the next available flight. Alternatively, if you prefer to rent a helicopter to Lukla, we can assist you with that as well.

 

How Tough/Difficult is the Everest Region Trek?

As for the treks done in the Everest region, We have various treks packages. Some are easy, and some are moderate and difficult as well. 

 

List of the treks done in the Everest region along with their nature. 

1. Everest view trek (EASY)

2. Gokyo valley trek (EASY)

3. Everest base camp trek (MODERATE)

4. Ranjo la pass trek (MODERATE)

5. Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri trek (MODERATE)

6. Three high passes trek (DIFFICULT)

7. Everest base camp luxury lodge trek (DIFFICULT)

8. Everest trek via Gokyo lake and Cho la pass trek (DIFFICULT)

 

FAQs

  • Q1. Will I get mountain sickness on Everest 3 Passes Trek?

    Most probably not, but you can never guess. This is a trek taking you above 5000+ a couple of times. So there are times when you will be in the higher parts of the tour. If you have not acclimated well and have not taken any precautions, altitude sickness can bother you. But if you acclimatize enough, hydrate yourself all the time, trek calmly, take breaks and follow what your guide has to say, you will dodge the sickness. So it all depends on you.    

  • Teahouses are the accommodation on this trek. These locally run lodges provide you with food and meals on tour. You will get a bare room, twin beds, a bedsheet, a pillow, and a blanket in teahouses. The quality of accommodation will lessen as you head to rural and higher areas. Similarly, you will be served food items such as Dal Bhat, Eggs, Porridge, Dumplings, Noodles, Pizza, Soup, Bread, etc., in these teahouses.    

  • You will require Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and Solukhumbu Regional Permit for the expedition. The Sagarmatha National Park Permit is obtainable for US$ 30 from Kathmandu at Nepal Tourism Office and Monjo's entrance gate. Similarly, you can get a Solukhumbu Regional Permit for US$20 at Lukla.     

  • Cardiovascular exercises and activities are the best options for your preparation for the trek. The activities such as running, mountain hiking, cycling, swimming, jogging, and gym workouts boost your cardio level. That helps you to level up your stamina level and endurance level. Make sure you do these exercises regularly at least 2-3 months before the hike.   

      

  • Well, yes. It is a challenging long trek, so you should do some hard training before the tour. If you are a novice trekker, the movement is seriously a must. The constitution demands you to walk across the Everest Region by climbing the high mountain pinpoints. Thus you will need an excellent enduring physique and stamina level that can undergo all the trek challenges.  

  • Everest Three Passes Trek is one of the most demanding treks in Nepal. This trek demands, on average, 6-8 hours of walking, high altitude gains, steep uphills, rough terrains, extreme weather conditions, and other adversities. Moreover, it is quite a long journey to traverse the entire (Everest) Khumbu Region. Thus, yes, Everest Three Passes Trek is a bit challenging trek.   

  • The trek's highest point that you will touch on this trek is Kala Patthar(5,643m). Alongside, Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, Gokyo Ri, Everest Base Camp, and Renjo La Pass are the other lofty points of the trek.  

Client Reviews

  • magnificent and amazing the Himalayas

    The journey of your life!What an amazing experience this was! It is quite challenging to convey how magnificent and amazing the Himalayas truly are. The size and beauty of the mountains humbled me each and every day of the hike. I'm overjoyed that I used this organization to make my trek reservations. I believe that hiring a guide is a crucial way to help the people there, and Mountain Rock Trek offers a complete end-to-end package that offered me complete peace of mind throughout the entire trip (from landing in Kathmandu to leaving to go back to London). 

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    BrendaUnited KingdomJuly 11, 2022
  • Kala Patthar, Renjo La Pass, Cho  La Pass, and Kongma La Pass Hilights

    First and foremost, the trek's mountain sights were breathtaking. Mt. Everest, Lhotse,  Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and other peaks were in our best view. The views of the mountains that we enjoy from lookout points like Kala Patthar, Renjo La Pass, Cho  La Pass, and Kongma La Pass are indescribable. I had such a wonderful experience.

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    DevBrazilJune 22, 2022
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