Everest Three High Passes Trek

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 20 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Challenging
Activity Trekking
Transportation Car/hiace/bus and flight
Accomodation Hotel/Teahouses/Lodges
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in Trekking
Max. Altitude 5560m
Group Size 1-above
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Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of the most challenging trekks in Nepal. The passes include Renjo La (5360m), Cho La (5368m) and Kongma La (5330m).These passes are not on the Everest Base Camp Trek.  The trail goes through the passes via Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp, including the astounding sceneries of the snowy peaks, glaciers, lakes and the Sherpa cultural heritages.  You will also have the opportunity to climb three peaks: Gokyo Ri (5,360m) Kala Pattar (5,540m), and Chukkung Ri (5,550m), a lesser-known summit, tucked beneath the Lhotse-Nuptse wall.  This is a perfect trek for adventurers and thrill-seekers.  It is a test of both fitness and technical trekking skills.

Beginning the Everest Three Passes Trek from Lukla, the trail passes through Sherpa villages and farming fields above the Dudh Koshi River. Once you cross the suspension bridge, you reach to Phakding and from Jorsalle, Sagarmatha National Park begins. Heading to Namche Bazaar, you can enjoy the stunning panoramas of the Everest peaks and the surrounding landscape. Hiking around the Khumjung village, you can explore the lifestyle of the Sherpa people. Sherpas are well-known around the world for inhabiting this mountainous region. The route goes via Thame and crosses the first Himalayan pass- Renjo La (5360m) to the spectacular Gokyo Valley. For the acclimatization, you hike to the Gokyo Ri and explore more charming views of the lakes, glaciers, icefalls and the eye-catching white peaks- Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Cho Oyu and others. After, the trail leads to Cho La Pass (5330m), regarded more technical among the three passes. The trail is steep up and down along with slippery. You may need to use the climbing equipments. Via Everest Base Camp, you trek down to Lobuche and finally cross the highest pass- Khongma La (5535m). Then you trek back down to Lukla.

As is the case more most treks in the area, Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for the Everest Three High Passes trekking package. The trek requires good fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Ascent Holidays arranges the trek with complete management, including Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and TIMS. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information. 

Trip Highlights

  • Indigenous Sherpa culture
  • Moderate trail and wonderful landscape
  • Remarkable views from the passes and peaks
  • Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and other Himalayan views
  • Namche Bazaar
  • Emerald green glacial lakes at Gokyo Valley
  • Remarkable hospitality

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Kathmandu arrival (1350m).
  • Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing.
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m). – 3-4 Hours
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m).
  • Day 05:Rest and acclimatization.
  • Day 06:Namche to Thame (3800m). –3-4 Hours
  • Day 07:Thame to Lungden (4137). –4-5 Hours
  • Day 08:Lungden-Renjo La Pass (5360m)-Gokyo (4790m). –7-8 Hours
  • Day 09:Gokyo to Thaknak (4750m). –3 Hours
  • Day 10:Thaknak-Cho La Pass (5330m)-Dzongla (4830m). – 6-7 Hours
  • Day 11:Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m). –2-3 Hours
  • Day 12:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorekshep (5181m). –6-7 Hours
  • Day 13:Hike to Kalapattar (5545m), descend to Gorakshep - Lobuche. –6-7 Hours
  • Day 14:Lobuche- Kongma La Pass (5535m)-Chhukung (4730m). –6-7 Hours
  • Day 15:Chhukung to Tengbuche (3867m). –5-6 Hours
  • Day 16:Tengbuche to Namche Bazaar (3440). –4-5 Hours
  • Day 17:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m). –6-7 Hours
  • Day 18:Fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 19:Rest day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 20:Departure.

Detail Itinerary

Cost Includes

  • Airport and Hotel transfers in private vehicles.
  • Hotel in B&B method in city.
  • All land transportation, Ktm-Luk-Ktm flight for the trek.
  • Government authorized guide and supporting team.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in trekking.
  • Local lodge accommodation in mountain.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and permit.
  • Achivement certificate  by company 

Cost Excludes

  • Your personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals

Trip Note

Ascent Holidays is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.

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