Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of the most challenging but rewarding teahouse treks in Nepal. The Everest 3 High Passes Trek combines the ultimate experience of spectacular mountain views, high altitude trek, local Sherpa culture, and the complete journey in the high mountains of the Everest region. Enjoy a 16-day Everest region trek that crosses three High Passes over 5000m, such as Kongma La Pass (5535m), Cho La Pass (5380m), and Renjo La Pass (5388m). Throughout this trip, you will have breathtaking mountain views of the Himalayas, such as Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and several other snow-capped Himalayan peaks. This strenuous/challenging trek is where you will trek over 5000 meters above sea level. You will walk through great scenic places, verdant hills, wooded forests, and picturesque valleys. On the Everest Three High Passes Trek, you will trek a circuit around the entire Everest…
Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of the most challenging but rewarding teahouse treks in Nepal. The Everest 3 High Passes Trek combines the ultimate experience of spectacular mountain views, high altitude trek, local Sherpa culture, and the complete journey in the high mountains of the Everest region.
Enjoy a 16-day Everest region trek that crosses three High Passes over 5000m, such as Kongma La Pass (5535m), Cho La Pass (5380m), and Renjo La Pass (5388m). Throughout this trip, you will have breathtaking mountain views of the Himalayas, such as Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and several other snow-capped Himalayan peaks. This strenuous/challenging trek is where you will trek over 5000 meters above sea level. You will walk through great scenic places, verdant hills, wooded forests, and picturesque valleys.
On the Everest Three High Passes Trek, you will trek a circuit around the entire Everest region with splendid views of the Highest Mountain in the world. The challenging trek that crosses three high passes over 5000 meters above sea level leaves the Everest Base Camp trek crowd behind. The Everest Three High Passes Trek is the complete trek in Nepal as it covers most of the Everest region on this circular route.
The difficulty level of this Everest Three Passes Trek is more challenging than other treks in the Everest region, such as Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes, but less complicated than Island Peak and Mera Peak climbing.
The best months to trek three high passes on Everest are March, April, May (Spring), and October to November (Autumn/fall) – the months with the best mountain view and comfortable weather.
In the below itinerary of 3 High passes trek in the Everest Region, we have mentioned only the number of days for trekking; you will need to have extra few days in Kathmandu in case of flight cancellation Lukla and some other excursion in Kathmandu valley.
You will wake up early in the morning to catch a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. It is about 30 minutes of flight to Lukla (2610m). We begin our trek from Namche to Phakding through DudhKoshiRiver. This route is smooth and we cross by the little village of Ghat (2550m before arriving at Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.
This day starts with a gentle walk to Monjo (beautiful Sherpa village); now we enter Sagarmatha National Park where you will need to show our TIMS and issue national park permit) at the Monjo office. Now, the trek to Namche Bazar starts with a steep ascend from where you will be able to see Mount Everest and Lhotse for the first time. Reach at Namche Bazar, overnight at tea house.
It is important to stay and walk a little bit around Namche Bazaar to get acclimatized. Hike around Namche, stroll around the bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.
This day starts with a gentle climb up and descends to Dudh Koshi at an altitude of 3550m before trekking up to Tengboche. Tengboche (Thyangboche) lies at an altitude of 3870m above the sea level, you can enjoy the views of Mount Everest, Thamserku, Amadablam. You will also spot the Tibetan Monastery where you can enter and listen to the monks chanting their mantras.
You will trek through wooded jungles and cross through the ImjaKhola Valley. You will have even more stunning mountain views as you are approaching close to the high Himalayas. Trek through the Pangboche Monastery and climb up to Dingboche at an altitude of 4360m. From Dingboche, you will see spectacular views of Mount Amadablam and Island Peak. Overnight at guest house
This day, you will have a short trek to Chhukhung, you will be heading another part of the Khumbu region, Chhukung offers stunning views of Mount Makalu, Island Peak, Peak 30 and other snow-capped mountains. Overnight at guesthouse
This day, we will cross one of the first 3 high passes, Kongma La Pass. We trek above the Pheriche and Dingboche valleys, near the ridge of Pokhalde Peak before crossing the Kongma La Pass. It is quite a long and exhausting day but you will the most amazing views of the several peaks including the entire Khumbu Valley.
This is another strenuous day as you will trek about 8 hours in a day. You will trek through Khumbu Glacier; visit Everest Base Camp (EBC) and back to Gorakshep. From EBC, you will have spectacular views of Mt, Pumori, Khumbutse, Changtse, Khumbu Icefall but not Mount Everest.
Early in the morning, before the sun rises, hike up to Kalapatthar that offers stunning views of Mount Everest. You can have 360-degree views of the highest peaks in the world. After observing several highest mountains, back to Gorakhseph and continue to descend to Lobuche. The same day, continue to Dzong La. Overnight at Guesthouse
This day, we begin with a little walk up toward Cho La pass. The route crosses the glacier that is marked by cairns. When we arrive at Cho La Pass, the route descends to Thangnak then we continue passing by the lakes at Gokyo. Overnight at Gokyo
Early in the morning, hike Gokyori which takes about 2 hours for a breathtaking sunrise view of Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains. You will have the best views of mountains from here.
This day, we skip the main path and cross Renjo La Pass via DudhPokhari (lake), after trekking for about 3 hours, we reach Renjo La, from where you will have an again amazing panorama view of the mountains. The Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche mountains can be seen glowing in the sun. Along the way, you will see RelamaTsho and Renjo Lakes, then we reach Lungden (4350m). Overnight at Guest house
You will trek down to Thamel today while going down you will cross the BhoteKoshiriver and descend to Taranga and trek to Thame village. Overnight at guesthouse
This day, you will trek beside the river and crossing the bridge you will walk up through the rhododendron forest and reach Namche Bazar. Overnight at guesthouse
Trek down to Lukla from Namche via the same route we trekked up. Overnight at Lukla
Your adventure ends here. Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Allow few extra days for sightseeing the Kathmandu valley or drive to Chitwan for Jungle Safari and relax.
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Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek, especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.
Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch, and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. A Nepal Tourist Visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross-country tours.
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Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and are ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon seasons.
Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.
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