Everest Three High Passes   |  20 Days

adventure over scenic high passes of Renjo-Tsho and Kongma-La

Everest three passes trek or Khumbus high passes is a unique adventurous trek that takes beyond from standard Everest base camp trail crossing completely mesmerizing and incredible passes of Everest region, Renjo La Pass (5,388m /17,513 ft), Cho La Pass (5,380 m /17,650 ft) and Kongma La Pass (5,535m / 18,159).

These are undoubtedly the most unique and awesome destination a truly a life time experience for the hard core trekkers this is totally a combination of all highlights that trekking in Khumbu has to offer, this trip leads to the worlds highest Everest Camp with a view of notorious Khumbu Ice fall and its Glaciers. This trip is purely for hard trekkers a true adventure in the most popular Everest region of Nepal within the highest world heritage at Sagarmatha National Park.

Unlike mountaineering and climbing expeditions, this Everest three passes offers strenuous effort but with less technical skill and challenge, but an adventurous challenge of its own kind as this trek leads to the three most incredible high passes of Everest / Khumbu region via hidden trails enclosed with giant peaks.

Traversing these three high passes is a pure challenge for some people with a life time experience.

This adventure starts with a short scenic flight to Lukla from here following the main Everest Base Camp trekking route up to Namche bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu region with officials headquarters, ATMs, Internet, Shops and other facilities. After a good acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, route leads to Thame village and Lungdhen, then moving on to cross the first pass at Renjo-la which takes down to the beautiful mountain lake at Gokyo, spending two nights in Gokyo, then heading towards Everest Base Camp crossing another second pass of Cho-la often spelled as Tsho-la. Then the trail leads to Everest base camp via Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar, 5,545 meters / 18,192 ft and lofty Mt. Pumori, after a wonderful time at Base Camp and hike to Kalapatthar with tremendous awesome scenery of surrounding giant mountains with Everest in mere distance, the trek leads back to Lobuche for the last and the highest pass of this trip at Khongma-la 5,535 meters then heading back on the main trail back to Lukla via the famed Thyangboche Monastery and Namche Bazaar concluding this mind blowing adventure with Himex Nepal with a short scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights

  • Crossing three high passes of Khumbu in the shade of Mt. Everest with spectacular scenery
  • In between worlds highest peaks into pristine wilderness remorseless fields of ice and glaciers
  • Exploring remote Sherpa villages of immense Buddhist culture and age-old traditional custom
  • Exceptional views from Renjo-la-Tsho-la and Kongma-la with visit of Everest base camp.

Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Everest Three Pass trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day flight to Lukla for Everest Three pass trek.
  • 3 Day 3: Fly to Lukla 2,800 m and trek to Phakding 2, 640m - 03 hrsMorning a super scenic flight of 30 minutes brings you at Lukla. Lukla airport is also known as Tenzing –Hillary Airport and Luka is assessable either by air or by trek from the old classic route by Jiri or from Arun Valley, from Lukla start our trek to Phakding for overnight stop.
  • 4 Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.On this day we walk up to the bank of the Dudh Koshi River and cross the suspension bridge. A few hours of trek will take us to the entrance gate to visit National Park, Monjo. We further walk for few hours to reach Namche. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region with many Nepalese officials, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a police check, post and a bank, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. You can buy your essential climbing equipments and other stuffs here in Namche if needed, overnight at Namche Bazaar.
  • 5 Day 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and short hikes.Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and short hikes.
    Namche is a perfect place for acclimatization spending an extra day in Namche helps to acclimatize our body in higher altitude and avoid the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday market once a week where one can explore its exciting vicinity.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Thame 3,880m - 04 hours.A moderate and a short day walks to Thame, morning walk through the forest and follow Bhote Koshi River to reach the village of Thamu, then following the river to reach a small suspension bridge, with awesome Bhuddhist Rock Wall Paintings on the wall at the hill, crossing the bridge, trek for less than half hour to reach the small settlement of Thame. Thame is famous for being the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay (one of the first person to climb over Mt. Everest) and of Apa Sherpa a record holder climbing 20th time on top of Mt. Everest.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Marlung 4,137 m - 05 hours.Leaving Thame, head to Marlung following Bhote Koshi River, passing villages of Thyangmoche and Hungmo, and then trekking past few remote smaller yak herders shades within sparse vegetation on route arid and barren zone. The trail leads past Taranga, through the yak field to reach Marlung village for overnight stop.
  • 8 Day 8: Trek to Lungdeng 4,600 m - 05 hours.Morning walk leads to Lungden passing through authentic Himalayan Villages that blends into the surrounding landscape; on the old Trans Himalayan salt trade route of Nepal and Tibet which is towards north direction the Nangpa-La pass to Tibet frontier. Walk continues for few more hours to reach the small village of Lungdeng for overnight stop in a quiet and serene environment with views of Kongde peaks.
  • 9 Day 9: Cross Renjo- La 5, 465m and descend to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m - 08 hrs.Leaving Lungden, following the trail leading to the frozen ponds below Renjo La pass, offering fantastic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu with Cholatse and Taboche, and then cross Renjo La pass, the most difficult section of this trekking to reach the valley of Gokyo for overnight stop.
  • 10 Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri 5,330 m and trek to Thagnag 4,750 m - 04 hrs.Optional walks morning hike to Gokyo Ri for super views of worlds 4 highest peaks of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu at one glance with other smaller peaks includes beautiful Gokyo Lake and Khumbu’s longest Ngzumba glacier which starts from the base of Mt. Cho Oyu that straddles the border with Tibet. After a great moment walk back to Gokyo and continue to Thagnag along glacier and moraines, to reach a small settlement at Thagnag for overnight stop.
  • 11 Day 11: Cross Tsho / Cho-la Pass 5,367 m and descend to Dzongla 4,850 m - 07 hrs.Starting early as walk leads to a climbs with steep uphill towards Tsho / Cho-la pass after a strenuous climb of more than 3-4 hours, on reaching the top with tremendous views of peaks and glaciers then descend towards a small hidden valley at Dzong-la for overnight stop.
  • 12 Day 12: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.Leaving Dzongla follow the trail that descends to yak herder's pastures. The trail climbs up to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier, and continues till it reaches at Lobuche for overnight stop, a small settlement and in the comfort of nice good lodges.
  • 13 Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5, 364 m via Gorakshep 5,170 m - 06 hrs.Walk today with grand views of Mt. Everest the highest peak on this planet towers high above 8,848 meters / 29,028 ft, on reaching at Gorakshep following a moraine and icy path to Gorakshep with few lodges. This is the last lodge before Everest Base Camp after a refreshing break continue walk o Everest Base Camp over moraine to reach at Everest Base Camp beneath massive Khumbu Icefall. After spending some time at base camp, return back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.
  • 14 Day 14: Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m /18,192 ft and return to Lobuche.Early morning start climb to Kalapatthar for stunning view of Mt. Everest and its surroundings peaks. Kalapatthar is the vantage point for views of the entire south face of Mt. Everest and other high mountains, after spending some moments here a gentle descend to the small settlement of Lobuche for the overnight stop, with afternoon free for sidewalks and preparation for the next last pass of this adventure.
  • 15 Day 15: Trek and cross over Kongma La 5,535m and walk to Dingboche 4,340m - 08 hrsLeaving early morning from Lobuche to reach Imjatse valley at Dingboche village; enjoy the remoteness and perfect wilderness of the area with harsh beautiful nature, on route with beautiful views of Mehra and Nuptse peaks, then traverse the highest pass of this trip the Kongma La pass at 5, 535 meters. After a great moment descend towards Imjatse valley and to Dingboche for overnight stop after a hard tough walk and climb of eight hours.
  • 16 Day 16: Trek to Kyanjinma 3,640 m via Thyangboche 3,867 m - 06 hrsLeaving Dingboche and Imjatse valley with grand views of Amadablam, Nuptse wall, Lhotse, Makalu and Island peak then head towards famed Tyangboche Monastery offering grand panorama of Everest and majestic Amadabalm with series of peaks, a lovely spot surrounded with lush vegetation and tree lines. Here with time to visit its interesting monastery then head downhill to cross over Imjatse River where an hour climb leads you on the main trail of Namche but with overnight before Namche at Kyanjinma in serene surrounding with awesome views of peaks.
  • 17 Day 17: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m via Namche Bazaar - 05hrs.After breakfast on scenic winding path with downhill to Namche Bazaar, after Namche descend towards Dudh Kosi River bed and with few short ups to enter into Sagarmatha National park to reach at Monjo for overnight stop in a nice lovely village.
  • 18 Day 18: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs walks with afternoon free at leisureLast day walk of the great adventure with easy gradual trail through village of Phakding following Dudh Kosi River, after crossing a bridge at Phakding a nice pleasant trek with few short up and downs to reach at Lukla, in Lukla with afternoon free with last dinner and overnight in high Khumbu and Everest areas.
  • 19 Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.Flight time to Kathmandu, operates from early morning, sometime flight can be delayed due to bad weather and other unforeseen reason, depending upon flight time transfer to Lukla airport. A scenic flight of 30 minutes brings you back at Kathmandu with panorama of snow capped peaks during air-borne, on reaching Kathmandu domestic terminal and then transfer back to your respective hotels with fantastic memory and adventure of a lifetime experience on Everest Three Passes trekking.
  • 20 Day 20: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Everest Three Pass trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

Cost Includes:

     

    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B
    • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary  
    • all domestic flight Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu 
    • Government license holder guide 
    • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
    • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
    • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
    • Hire Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket  for the trek 
    • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
    • Local Entrance fee  for entering to the khumbu valley 
    • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
    • Government taxes and official expenses
    • Welcome Dinner 

Cost Excludes:

    • All food pay your self  during the trek  
    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
    • Expenses of personal nature and as well  gratitude (tips). for your guide and potters 
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit.

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

INSURANCE POLICY:

Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

Guide and Porters: 
On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

 Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
    Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

Equipments List

  • Down Jacket
  • Down sleeping bags one each with inner linear
  • Fibre pile jacket
  • light cotton trouser
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts
  • Scarf
  • Short Trouser
  • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
  • sun hat
  • Sun Screen Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt
  • Track Suit Bottoms
  • Trekking pole
  • Ultra Fleece Trousers
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproofs trouser
  • Waterproofs Jacket
  • Well fitting, comfortable boots
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each

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  • Cost start from US $1350
  • Trip Duration 20 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Challenging
  • Trip Style Trekking
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