Everest Three Pass TrekkingEverest Three Pass Trekking

Everest Three Pass Trekking

Highlights
  • Breathtaking adventure over the highest pass of Khumbu of Mount Everest with stunning views
  • Get to witness high Khumbu Himal with Mount Everest, Cho-Oyu, and Amadablam along with other mountain peaks
  • Explore Sherpa and traditional farm villages along with the famous highlands of Mount Everest
  • Take adventure walks beneath the Mount Everest within the scenic views of the giant mountains
  • Follow the raging Dudh Koshi River straight to its glacial source2 at Everest Base Camp
  • Start and end with an exciting flight of Kathmandu to Lukla, and back to Kathmandu. 

Get over the high passes of scenic Renjo-Tsho and Kongma-La in the shade of the world highest peak Mount Everest. 

At Explorer Adventure, we offer Everest Three Pass Trekking, an adventurous journey within the scenic location of Khumbu within the shades of Mount Everest and other giant peaks. This is a great walk traversing over the Everest Three Pass with the breathtaking panoramic view on each high pass. 

In Everest Three Pass Trekking, you may have to face a high altitude of above 5,400 m. Therefore, you must be in good health and have good physical fitness along with experience in the Himalayas before joining in this trek. 

Our journey to the Everest Three Pass Trekking starts with a panoramic flight towards the air strip of Lukla town. This is a town where all treks and adventure towards the Everest Three Pass begins. 

As we walk past the traditional farm villages of Ghat-Phakding and Monjo, we can witness Sherpa culture and custom of the Buddhism religion. Then we can enter Sagarmatha National Park. This park has been listed in World Heritage Sites since 1991 to protect its nature and environment along with the culture of Khumbu area. Then our route leads us into the lovely forested areas before ascending high to Namche Bazar

At Namche Bazar, we take some time for acclimatization and a short scenic hike to its viewpoints. Then our route leads us towards the remote end of the Khumbu area at Thame. It is a quaint and sleepy village with an old monastery of great interest. 

Then we head towards our first pass of the adventure over at Renjo-La to reach the beautiful Gokyo valley. This valley is located at the base of Mount Cho-oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. Here we spend a pleasant time before heading towards our second pass over Tsho / Cho-La to reach Everest Base Camp.

We spend a wonderful time with the views of the massive Khumbu IceFall and glaciers. Then we climb to the highest point of the adventure at Kala Patthar with an altitude above 5,545 m. This faces the panoramic views of Everest. 

Our adventure continues toward our last and final pass of the three passes over Kongma-La at 5,535 m. Then we take a slow climb over Khumbu glacier and a moraine to reach the top. Finally, we descend towards the beautiful valley of Imjatse at Dingboche. 

Our walk completes in Lukla for a scenic flight back to Kathmandu filled with unforgettable memories in Everest Three Pass Trekking.  

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Itinerary

After you reach Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our guide warmly welcomes you and then transfers you to the respective hotels. Then we get refreshed before joining the other members of Everest Three pass Trekking for a group briefing.

There, our expert guides inform us regarding our stay, trekking, and overland drives. Additionally, our guides also inform us regarding the dos and don'ts of our hike. In the evening, we hold a group dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant with folk cultural programs to entertain us during our meals. 

    On our second day, we leave the hotel for an exciting guided sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Here, our city guide leads us to our places of interest. The Kathmandu metropolitan city retains the ancient culture. Therefore, we can visit World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu.

    After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, we take a time off for the next day's flight to Lukla for Everest Three Pass Trekking. 

      In the morning of our third day, we depart from the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport. Then we take a scenic flight of 35 minutes to Lukla. It is a sherpa town where all of our treks and adventure around Everest and high Khumbu region starts and ends.

      Then from Lukla we head on a gradual walk with short ups and downs on a winding trail. Then we take a nice walk past the farm villages of Sherpa enriched with Buddhism. Here, we can encounter prayer wheels, monuments, and large spelling bells. Our first day of walk completes once we reach Phakding, a moderate sized village with good lodges.

      We take an overnight stay by the bank of the glacial Dudh Kosi River. 

        On this day, we walk towards the famous Namche Bazar. As we progress on this day's journey, we reach higher altitude. Then we cross the river several times to reach Monjo village. It is a river located near Sagarmatha National Park entrance.

        From here, we walk on the river valley and gorge, covered within the woodland of tall rhododendron-pines, and fir trees. After we cross a high bridge we climb to Namche Bazar, filled with stunning views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks.

        Namche Bazar is located at 4,440 m high, an ideal place for the rest to acclimatize. This is the primary town / village of Khumbu where we can spend a day at an exciting Saturday Market. 

          We take a rest day for acclimatization before heading to higher terrain.

          After a morning of hearty breakfast, we can take a hike to Everest View Hotel or walk on top of Namche. There, we can catch breathtaking landscapes with Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama dablam along with other higher peaks. Furthermore, we can also enjoy visiting the National Park Museum. This place provides us with detailed information of Khumbu region.

          Additionally, we can also take detailed information regarding the Sherpa history-culture-flora and fauna. 

            After a moderately short day walk to Thame, our route heads east of the Manche through forest following the Bhote Koshi River. Then, we reach Thamu village before reaching a small suspension bridge.

            Then we reach a nice Buddhist rock wall painting. After crossing the bridge, we trek for under an hour to reach Thame. This place is famous as the place where Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Grew up in his teens. This place also contains Apa Sherpa's home, a record holder who has climbed Mount Everest 20 times. 

              After a refreshing day, we follow the Bhote Koshi River past the villages of Thyangboche and Hungmo. Then, we trek past a few remote smaller yak herders shaded within the sparse vegetation en route to the arid and barren zone. Our trail then leads us past Taranga through the yak field. Then we reach Marlung village for an overnight stop. 

                Our morning walk on this day leads to Lungden after passing through the authentic Himalayan village that blends into the landscape. Then, our route leads us on an old Trans Himalayan Trade route between Nepal and Tibet. It is located beyond the north with the Nangpa-Las pass to reach the Tibet frontier.

                Our walk continues for a few more hours before we reach the small village of Lungdeng for an overnight stay. This place is quiet and surrounded by a serene environment with views of Kongde peaks. 

                  After leaving Lundgren, we follow the trail that leads to frozen ponds beneath Renjo-La pass. This pass offers a fantastic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu with Cholastse and Taboche. Then we cross the Renjo-La pass. It is one of the most difficult sections of this trek to reach Hokyo Valley. This serene glacial lake area is ideal for an overnight stop. 
                   

                    Our morning hike to Gokyo Ri offers us breathtaking views of the world's four highest peaks. These peaks include Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Mount Cho-Oyu. Furthermore, our view also includes the beautiful Gokyo Lake and Khumbu's longest Ngozumba glacier.

                    This glacier starts from the base of Mount Cho-Oyu, which stands on the border with Tibet. After a memorable time at the pass, we descend to Gokyo and continue our walk to Thagnang along the glacier and moraines. Then, we reach a small settlement at Thagnang for an overnight stop. 

                      We start our journey early and walk ahead to climb a steep uphill towards the Tsho / Cho-La pass. After a strenuous ascent of more than three hours, we reached the top of our second pass. This pass overlooks the stunning views of peaks and glaciers, then downhill to a small hidden valley at Dzong-La for an overnight stop. 
                       

                        After leaving Dzongla, we follow the trail to Yak herder's pastures. Then, our journey ascends the thermal debris of Khumbu Glacier before reaching Lobuche for an overnight stop for an overnight stay in the comfort of good lodges.

                          Our journey on this day offers us great views of Mount Everest after reaching Gorakshep. We follow a moraine and an icy path to Gorakshep, filled with a few nice lodges. This is the last place with a lodge before the Everest Base Camp.

                          After a refreshing break, we continue our journey to Everest Base Camp beneath the Khumbu icefall. After spending some time in the Everest Base Camp, we return to Gorakshep for an overnight stop. 

                            We take an early morning climb to Kalapatther for stunning views of Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks. This spot offers us a perfect vantage point of view of the south face of Mount Everest. Along with this, we can also view other high mountains. After relaxing, we gently descend to the small settlement of Lobuche for an overnight stop.

                            On our lodge, we prepare for the journey the next day, a journey to the last pass of the adventure. 

                              On our fifteen days, we leave early in the morning from Lobuche to reach the Imjatse Valley at Dingboche village. Here, we can enjoy the remoteness, the perfect wilderness, and the beautiful and rough nature. We walk to the highest pass of our trip, over at Kongma-La pass, above 5,535 meters.

                              After a wonderful trip in this location, we descend towards the Imjatse Valley and walk to Dingboche for an overnight stop. This climb lasts for more than eight hours. 

                                After leaving Dingbodhe and Imjatse Valley, we are greeted with the grand views of Amadablam, Nuptse Wall. Lhotse, Makalu, and Island Peak, then head towards the Thyangboche Monastery. This location offers us the grand panoramic views of Everest and the majestic Amadablam. It is a lovely spot surrounded by lush vegetation and tree lines.

                                The Thyangboche Monastery also holds a great event, "Mani Rimdu". It is a colorful religious festival where monks in masks dance to ward off evil spirits. This festival falls in October, according to the Buddhist Lunar Calendar.

                                We visit the interesting monastery before heading downhill to cross the Imjatse River. Then, we take an hour-long climb leading us to Namche's main trail. Here, we can spot some wild-life musk deer along with the herd of Himalayan Thar and pheasant Danfe (National Bird of Nepal).

                                  After a pleasant morning with the super views of Everest and connected peaks, our walk leads us to Namche Bazar, where we spend a lunch break. Then we stroll around the bazaar as we roam the stores and shops. Then, we take an afternoon walk downhill to Dudh Kosi River to reach Monjo village for an overnight stop before we head to Lukla. 

                                    Our last journey includes a short trek of a few hours. We follow the same trek back to Lukla past Phakding and Ghat villages after crossing the Dudh Koshi a few times. With a final climb, we reach Lukla town for a last overnight stop around the scenic Khumbu and Everest region

                                      We transfer to Lukla Tenzing Hillary airport for sweeping short flights to Kathmandu, facing the scenic views of the mountains. Then we take green scenery, hills and farm fields with nice villages and towns as the flight lands at Kathmandu airport.

                                      Then we go back to our hotel. Here, we can have a free afternoon to relax and have a memorable adventure on Everest Three Pass Trekking. 

                                        We conclude our journey after an unforgettable time in the Everest Three Pass Trekking. After completing this journey, you can either head home or start another exciting journey with us at Explorer Adventure

                                          What's Included
                                          • Pick up and drop by private vehicle to and from an airport
                                          • Three nights in a standard hotel in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis with bed and breakfast
                                          • Half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley according to the itinerary
                                          • Domestic flights from Kathmandu Lukla and back to Kathmandu
                                          • A guide with government license 
                                          • Helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people)
                                          • Salary, food, accommodation, and insurance for guides and porters
                                          • Tea house or a lodge accommodation during the trek on a twin-sharing basis
                                          • Sleeping Bag and Down jacket for trek on hire
                                          • Duffel bag for packing things on the trek
                                          • Local Entrance fee for entering Khumbu Valley
                                          • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
                                          • Official expenses and Government taxes
                                          What's not Included
                                          • Pay for Food and Drink during the trek ($20 to $30 per day)
                                          • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                                          • Tips for porters and guides ($90 to $$120 for porters and $120 to $150 for guides)
                                          • Visa to Nepal ($50)
                                          • Insurance that includes emergency evacuation by helicopter - check worldnomads.com for further details.
                                          • Hot water, Wi-Fi, and Battery charging ($2 to $5)
                                          • A linear regression on the price on Drinking water
                                          Useful Information

                                          Insurance policy for Medical and travel

                                          The insurance policy for medical and travel should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by helicopter or other means of transportation. This includes other expenses on treatment at respective countries' hospitals. The insurance should also cover insurance against bad and unfavorable weather conditions along with delays or cancellations of domestic flights in mountainous areas.

                                          Your travel and medical insurance should also cover the situation when you break the journey in the middle of the trip. Additionally, your policy should also cover the cancellation of trips due to sickness and personal domestic problems. 

                                          Guides and Porters for Everest Three Pass Trekking 20 Days

                                          On treks or climbs, our guides and porters will accompany you. They are well aware of the trekking area of the route. Furthermore, they have a professional team of veteran guides who lead the trek at a pace you can feel comfortable with. Furthermore, our guides are knowledgeable and can provide you with various information, including history, geography, culture, flora, and fauna. 

                                          Our guides have basic medical training, including training for AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). They can help you with simple medical First Aid. For severe medical conditions, they can take you to a safe area or the nearest hospital through quick transportation. 

                                          Furthermore, our guides are well-versed in Eco-trekking and responsible tourism. Therefore, they are committed to keeping the environment on the trekking route clean and pristine. 

                                          We pick our porters from a company hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or Lukla at the start of the trekking. They are strong and cheerful and can cart heavy luggage. Our guides can carry a baggage of 15 to 25 Kg of maximum weight. We do not allow underage porters below 16 or above 50 years old. 

                                          The porters and guides are well looked after by the company with good wages. Furthermore, we also provide medical insurance travel allowance and includes meals on trek and climb. We also provide warm gear in winter and cold altitude trips. 

                                          Information on AMS and Precaution Measures

                                          High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a symptom that can happen to any person on high-altitude adventure walks. 

                                          Because of the high pressure and low oxygen level at specific heights, some people can feel the following symptoms:

                                          • Shortness of breath
                                          • Light headache
                                          • Nausea
                                          • Dizziness
                                          • Lack of sleep
                                          • Less appetite

                                          To avoid these symptoms, we design itinerary days according to adequate rest and flexible time for acclimatization at high locations. We take short walks while sleeping and resting at low places. 

                                          Another way to avoid AMS is taking slow and steady walks while stopping frequently to catch your breath. After taking it easy for two to three days, we drink at least two to three liters of fluids, such as safe drinking water. 

                                          We take adequate rest and slow, short hikes at high altitudes to catch views of the beautiful scenarios. We can also rest adequately by sleeping and resting at low altitudes. 

                                          This is extremely useful when we cannot make a high ascent. One of the best ways to prevent altitude sickness is to take it slowly while stopping overnight at a certain altitude, adjusting the new height and taking it easy for the first one or two days. 

                                          You should always bring general and specific medication as per the recommendations. This includes medications against common issues such as the following:

                                          • Diarrhea
                                          • Headache
                                          • Fever
                                          • Cold-Flu
                                          • Constipation

                                          Along with the first aid for cuts and burns. 

                                          What to bring During 20 Days Everest Three Pass Trekking?

                                          Clothing and Footwear

                                          • Warm, waterproof, breathable trekking boots covering the ankle
                                          • Sport sandals with a closed-toe or sneakers
                                          • Flip flops
                                          • Sun cap
                                          • Wool or fleece hat
                                          • two pairs of gloves or mittens (one thin and one thick)
                                          • Bandana or neckerchief
                                          • Fleece jackets (one thin and one thick)
                                          • Several pairs of thermal underwear made from merino wool
                                          • Several pairs of trekking socks
                                          • Two or more pieces of quick-drying sports T-shirts 
                                          • Down jacket, Windstopper
                                          • Warm, synthetic pants like Ski pants
                                          • Rain Poncho
                                          • Sun Screen Cream
                                          • Sunglasses
                                          • Trekking pole
                                          • Water Bottle

                                          Equipment for  20 Days Everest Three Pass Trekking

                                          *Duffel bags for the trek will be provided on day 2, and they should be returned after the trek is over.
                                          *A 20-30 liter backpack with rain cover
                                          *Sleeping bags (renting bags in Kathmandu at $1 to $2 per day). The lodges are usually provinces with warm blankets at upper altitudes. 
                                          *A good quality headlight with a set of spare batteries
                                          *Category 3-4 sunglasses with a hard care
                                          *Trekking poles
                                          *A half or a liter thermos
                                          *Sealed package for documents and money
                                          *Sitting mat (optional)
                                          *Power Bank
                                          *A roll of dense garbage bags of fifty liters. You can pack your items in it when you put them in a duffel bag. 

                                          ** signifies that the item can be bought or rented in Kathmanu

                                          Personal Usage

                                          • A quick-drying and light towel
                                          • Washing accessories
                                          • Disinfection wipes
                                          • Antibacterial Gel
                                          • Moisturizing hand cream
                                          • Sun cream with a high factor
                                          • Lip balm with sun protection
                                          • Reusable water bottle 
                                          • Snack
                                          • Nuts and Chocolate

                                          Everest Three Pass Trekking FAQs

                                          • The normal route begins from Lukla, following the main trail to Namche Bazaar. 

                                            Then we headed to Dingboche to Chukang. It then diverts from the main route to reach the Everest base Camp via Khingma-la, the first pass. After visiting the EBS and Kala Patthar, our trail diverts to Dzongla to cross Cho La, our second pass. Then, our trek leads to scenic Gokyo valley to cross the final pass over Renjo-La to Thame and back to Lukla. 

                                            We cross Everest Three Passes in an anticlockwise direction. However, we can also do the same in a clockwise direction. In the other direction, we first cross the Renjo-La pass to Gokyo and then head towards the east of the Khumbu areas via the Cho-La and Khong La-La Passes. 
                                             

                                          • It depends on your fitness level and health. However, crossing all three high passes is relatively easy and easy. The deep snow conditions can make it longer to cross. However, with this exception, the climb is moderate in length. 

                                          • Khongma-La is the highest of all three passes, at 5,535 m. Then there is Cho-La at 5,420 m. The last is Renjo-La at 5,360 m, a lesser pass to cross after Khongma-La and Cho-La pass.

                                          • Few trekkers visit this trek because of the high elevation and location on the off-beaten tracks. However, it is getting more popular as time passes. 

                                          • From Lukla to Dingboche, and then Logbuche to Gorakshep, we can enjoy the comfort of nic lodges and guest houses. Along with this, we can also visit warm traditional hospitality at a nice overnight stop. You can choose from budget, standard and luxury where lodges are available. 

                                            The food served in this location is a large and cozy dining hall. You can choose various food items from the menu with a wide range of meals and snacks. 

                                            The lodges and snacks serve Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali foods. We can also get Mexican, Italian, Korean, and Japanese in some lodges and restaurants. This includes fresh bakery products. But in some places like Gorakshep and Lungden, the lodge and accommodation are basic, with common toilets and bathrooms. 

                                            The food is nice and healthy in all the lodges on Everest Three Passes Trekking as per the menu. 

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