3 Passes Trek is one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayas. It requires good physical fitness, and involves crossing the three highest passes in the Himalayas:
There will also be a memorable trek to the Everest Base Camp (5365m) and Kala Patthar (5550m).
Kala Patthar offers unparalleled and majestic views of Mt. Everest (8848m) and Khumbu Glacier.
Everest High Passes trek also gives you an opportunity to visit the Gokyo Valley that is home to Gokyo Ri (5483m), the turquoise Gokyo Lake, and visit Ngozumpa Glacier – one of the largest glaciers in Nepal.
Along the way, you will get to enjoy Sherpa hospitality and culture. Other items on the itinerary includes visiting monasteries and mani walls, and paying tribute to Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (The first Everest climber) by visiting Thame, the village where he was born.
We have other Everest Base Camp options too! There is the:
Highlights: Thrilling air journey to Lukla.
04.30 am: Breakfast at your hotel.
05.00 am: Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport.
05.30 am: Arrive in Kathmandu’s domestic airport to catch your flight to Lukla.
06.30 am: Fly to Lukla (2840m)
07.00 am: Arrive in Lukla airport. Collect your luggage and prepare for the trek. It will take about 30 minutes to come out from the airport. Breakfast in Lukla. Your trek begins after breakfast.
08.00 am: Start the trek to Chheplung (2660m) for two hours. Note: You will see Kusum Khanguru Peak on your right.
10.00 am: Arrive in Chheplung (2660m) and continue your trek to ThadoKosiGaon (2580m). Continue the trek to Ghat (2590m) for 1 hour.
11.00 am: Arrive in Ghat (2590m) and continue the trek to Phakding (2610m). It will take about 2 hours. You will see beautiful green hills during the trek.
01.00 pm: Arrive in Phakding (2610m). Rest & relax. NOTE: Lunch and dinner in the hotel at Phakding (2610m)
Highlights: Scenic Mountains and amazing Namache Bazar.
07.00 am: Breakfast at the hotel. Check out hotel.
08.00 am: Start the trek after breakfast to TokTok (2760m) for 1 hour.
09.00 am: Arrive in Toktok (2760m) and continue the trek to Bengkar (2710m) for 30 minutes. Note: You will be able to see Thamserku (6618m) mountain on your right.
09.30 am: Arrive at Benker (2710m). From Bengkar, you will be able to see views of Thamserku (6618m) on the front right. Continue the trek to Monjo (2840m) for 1 hour.
10.30 am: Arrive in Monjo (2840m). You will be able to see the Khumbila Peak (5765m) from Manju. Buddhists believe that this is the holy Himalaya and it is restricted to climb.
NOTE: We will registered and buy the Sagarmatha (Everest) National park entry permit here (included in fees charged), and then we will continue the trek to Jorsalle (2810m) for 30 minutes.
11.00 am: Arrive in Jor Salle (2810m) for lunch.
11.30 am: Start the trek after lunch to Hilary Bridge for 40 minutes.
12.10 pm: Arrive at Hilary Bridge and begin your uphill trek to Namche (3440m). This trek will test your fitness.
03.00 pm: Arrive at Namche Bazar (3440 m). Check in hotel. Enjoy the scenic Namche Bazar and splendid views of Kongde (in front), Kusumkhan and Thamserku (at the back). Dinner and overnight in Namche.
Highlights: Acclimatization day at Namche(34440m)
Hike up to the Everest View Hotel (3900m). This is a 2.5 hours uphill trek. Rest and explore the area. This point offers beautiful views of Kwangde, Thamserku, KusumKanguru, Kangtega, AmaDablam, Island Peak, Peak 41, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Everest, Tabuche Peak, Cholatse Peak, Khumbila, and many more.
Highlights: Visit birth place of first Everest climber Tenzing Norgay
07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.
08.00am: Check out and start trek to Thame Village. Note: This is the birth place of Tenzing Norgay (First Nepalese Everest Climber ). This is the trade route to Tibet over the Nangpa la Pass.
09.00am: Arrive at Phurte Village (3390m) and continue the trek to Thamo (3440m). You will have a good view of Kwangde Peaks. After continuing the trek, you can see a beautiful village in front, that is Thamo. On the way you will see monasteries which are very popular with tourists.
11.00am: Arrive in Samde (3580m) and you will have tea break. You will have beautiful views of Kwangde and Tengkangboche mountain from here.
11.30am: Continue the trek to Thame (3820m). This is an uphill trek, and requires some physical fitness.
01.00am: Arrive in Thame. Note: Lunch and dinner at the hotel. You can explore Thame Village at your own leisure. You will be able to see mountains like Kwangde Peaks and Tengkangboche. On the east side you can see Thamserku, Kangtega and Kusum Kanguru etc. Thame is beautiful village with lots of monastries and Buddhist people. You can visit Tenzing Norgay’s home in your free and easy time.
Highlights: Beautiful views of Thamserku (6608m)
07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.
08.00am: Check out and start trek to Lumde Village. You will walk through a riverside trail.
10.30am: Arrive at Taranga and continue the trek to Marlung (4210m).
12.30am: Arrive in Marlung. Lunch at Marlung in local teahouse.
01.00pm: Start your trek to Lumde Village.
03.00pm: Arrive in Lumde Village and continue the trek to Lumde Village.
Highlights: Pass preparation day
Today, is a rest day. You will have free and easy time. You can trek in the nearby areas, and try some uphill treks in preparation for the pass. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the hotel.
Highlights: Experiencing the high of Everest region with amazing views
05.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.
06.00am: Check out and start trek to RenjoLa Pass with plenty of water and lunch. Rocky and snow covered trail with long glacier routes takes you to the summit of the RenjoLa Pass. Note: This is a steep uphill trek.
10.30am: Arrive at the top of the Renjo La Pass (5360m). Enjoy views of Mt Everest and Gokyo Valley. After taking some photographs and spending some time here, we continue our trek to Gokyo.
01.45pm: Arrive Third lake of Gokyo
02.15pm: Check in hotel. Note: Dinner at the hotel. Rest and relax. Congratulations! You have successfully crossed the first pass!
Highlights: Visiting Fifth lake and view of Cho Yu
07.00am: Breakfast at hotel.
08.00am: We start our trek to Fifth lake.
09.00am: Arrive at fourth lake of Gokyo (Thonak Tso 4870m) and continue the trek to fifth lake.
11.00am: Arrive at fifth lake of Gokyo (Ngozumba Tso 4998m). You will see amazing views of the North and South slopes of Everest. You will see the trail that extends towards Cho Oyu Base Camp at the Fifth lake, and views of the longest Glacier in Nepal called Nogunzpa Glacier. After spending some time taking photos of the lake, glacier and Everest, you will return to the hotel.
02.00pm: Arrive at hotel. Lunch and dinner at the hotel.
Highlights: Climbing the small peak and amazing views
05.00am: Start the trek to Gokyo Ri.
07.00am: Arrive at the summit of Gokyo Ri (5357m). You will see a view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m), Mt. Kantega (6685m), Mt.Kusum Khagaru (6367m), Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt.Twache peak (6367m), Mt. Cholaste (6335m) and little bit of Mt. Makulu. After taking some photos, we will begin our trek back to Gokyo lake.
08.30 am: Arrive at your hotel and have your breakfast.
09.30 am: Start your trek to Thangnak (4700m). After 30 minutes of trekking, you will cross the Ngozumpa Glacier and continue the trek to Thangnak.
12.00 pm: Arrive at Thangnak. Rest and relax. NOTE: Lunch and dinner at the hotel.
Highlights: Experiencing the second pass of the trip.
05.30am: Breakfast at the hotel
06.00am: Start the trek to Chola Pass along the rocky trails and glacial moraines to the top of the pass. The final 300 metres up to the Chola Pass is difficult and a technical walk. So please listen to your guide and follow his instructions carefully.
09.00am: Arrive at the top of Chola Pass. You will have amazing views of the mountain and passes from here. After taking some photographs, we will continue our downhill trek to Dzangla.
01.00pm: Arrive in Dzangla and stay overnight at local lodge at Dzangla. Note: You may find the downhill trek slippery and icy.
Highlights: Heading to Everest Base Camp with amazing views
06.00am: Breakfast at the hotel. Check out hotel.
07.00am: Start our trek to Lobuche. After an easy trek on a rocky trail, you will arrive at Lobuche (4910m)
01.00pm: Arrive at Lobuche. Check in. NOTE: Lunch and dinner at the hotel.
Highlights: Touching the Everest Base Camp by your own feet
06.00 am: Breakfast at the hotel. Check out hotel.
07.00 am: We start another long day of trekking. You will walk along rocky trails. During your trek to Gorakshep, you will see amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, and the Khumbu Glacier.
10.00 am: Arrive in Gorakshep (5164m). We will drop our backpacks at the hotel. After a light meal, we will continue our trek to the Everest Base Camp (5365m).
03.00 pm: Arrive at Everest Base camp. You will have amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Mt. Pumori. Take your photos, and imagine how amazing it would be if you could climb to the summit of Mt Everest After spending a memorable time here, we will trek back to Gorakshep.
06.00 pm: Arrive in Gorakshep. Dinner at the local lodge. Have a good night’s rest after dinner.
Highlights: The most amazing views of Everest from Kalapatthar
04.00 am: Wake up and begin your uphill trek to Kalapatthar (5545m) for 2 hours.
NOTE: You will be able to see a beautiful sunrise over the mountains of Everest, Nuptse, Mt Pumori, and Amadablam. We will rest at this point for 30 minutes.
06.30 am: Begin our downhill trek back to Gorakshep (5164m). Heading down is easier, and the pace will be fast. You will walk with great memories and good feelings.
07.30 am: Arrive in Gorakshep and have breakfast at your hotel.
08.30 am: Begin your downhill trek back to Pheriche (4280m).
10.30 am: Arrive in Lobuche (4940m). Rest and relax after the hard trek early morning. Note: Lunch and dinner at the hotel.
Highlights: Crossing the most difficult pass of the trip: Kongma La pass(5530m) .
05.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.
06.00am: Start the trek to Dingboche Village (4360m) through Kongma La Pass. This will be your toughest day of the trek because of the long walk and pass. The trail can be easily missed if your guide is not experienced enough, because of the heavy snow fall on the trail. There is no place for lunch in between Lobuche Village and Dingboche Village (4360m). So we will carry it from the hotel at Lobuche. The view from this trail and from the top of the Kongma La pass will be amazing.
11.00am: Arrive at the top of the Kongma La Pass. Views are amazing from here. You will take some pictures and start your downhill trek to Dingboche Village (4360m).
02.00pm: Arrive at Bibre (4570m) and continue the trek to Dingboche (4360m).
03.00pm: Arrive at Dingboche (4360m). Note: Rest and relax at hotel.
06.00pm: Dinner at the hotel.
Highlights: Visiting the Monasteries at Tengboche
08.00 am: Wake up and prepare for breakfast.
08.30 am: Breakfast at lodge
09.30 am: Start downhill trek to Tengboche.
Note: You have two options here. Your first option is to go directly to Shomare (4070m). Your second option is to get there via Pheriche (4280m). Going through Pheriche will take 2 hours longer than the direct way to Shomare.
11.30am: Arrive at Shomare and continue your trek to Pangboche (3030m).
01.00 pm: Arrive at Pangboche (3930m). Lunch in Pangboche.
02.00pm: Start trek to Tengboche after lunch.
04.30pm: Arrive in Tengboche (3860m). Overnight in lodge at Tengboche. Note: Dinner at local lodge. Visit Tengboche Monastery in your own leisure time.
Highlights: Visit the biggest village of the Everest region: Namche Bazar.
07.00 am: Wake up and prepare for breakfast.
07.30 am: Breakfast at lodge
08.00 am: Begin downhill trek to Namche Bazar.
11.30am: Arrive at Kyangjuma (3570m). Lunch in local lodge at Kyangjuma.
12.30pm: Begin the trek to Namche Bazar after lunch.
02.30pm: Arrive in Namche Bazar. Overnight in local lodge in Namche Bazar. Enjoy your free and easy time by visiting Namche Bazar. Note: Dinner at the Lodge/hotel.
Highlights: Amazing view of Mountains and final day in the mountain.
08.00 am: Start the downhill trek after breakfast to Hilary Bridge for 1.5 hours
09.30 am: Arrive at Hilari Bridge and continue trek to Jorsale (2810m) for 30 minutes.
10.00 am: Arrive in Jorsale (2810m) and continue the trek to Monjo (2840m) for 30 minutes.
10.30 am: Arrive at Monjo (2840m) and continue the trek to Bengkar (2710m) for 30 minutes.
11.00 am: Arrive at Bengkar (2710m) and continue the trek to Toktok (2760m) for 30 minutes.
11.30 am: Arrive in Toktok (2760m) and continue the trek to Phakding (2610m) for 45 minutes. Lunch at Phakding (2610m).
01.00 pm: Start the trek to Ghat (2590m) for 1 hour.
02.00 pm: Arrive at Ghat (2590m) and continue the trek to Chheplung (2660m) for 30 minutes.
02.30 pm: Arrive at Chheplung (2660m) and continue the trek to Lukla for 1.5 hours.
04.00 pm: Arrive at Lukla (2840m) and check in hotel. Overnight in Lukla.
Highlights: Thrilling mountain flight to Kathmandu and amazing view of mountain and landscape.
05.30 am: Wake up and go to Lukla Airport to take your flight back to Kathmandu. We expect to arrive at the Kathmandu airport at about 8.30am.
09.00 am: Pick up from Kathmandu Airport and drop off at hotel.
09.30 am: Arrive at hotel, check in. Breakfast at hotel. Free and easy all day.
05.30 pm: Pick up from hotel for dinner. NOTE: Today, we will take you to dine at your restaurant of choice. It is your party dinner after a successful trek. Enjoy the dinner and drinks.
09.30 pm: Return to hotel. Congratulations! Trek ends.
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