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Everest Three High Pass Trek

Overview

Trip Tacts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Difficult
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Hotel/ Tea house
  •    Meals: Full board on trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 5545m
  •    Group size: Min 1
  •    Best Season: Sept to Nov, Mar to May

Trip Higlights

  • World's Dangerous airport Lukla
  • Namche
  • Dingboche
  • Sunrise from Kala Patthar
  • Gokyo Lake
  • Three passes Rengo-La pass. Cho-La Pass, Kongma-La pass

Trip Information

EVEREST THREE HIGH PASS TREKKING

 

Everest Three High Pass trekking 17 to 20 days long and is certainly a difficult and harder trek compare to Everest base camp trekking. But the view from high passes and Gokyo Lake will be amazing. This trekking will help you to discover the gems of the Everest Khumbu region. We cross 3 highest passes in the Everest region Kongma la pass (5535m), Chola pass (5420m) and Rengo-la pass (5340m) and trekking Everest base camp (5365m) Kalapatthar trekking (5545m) and Gokyo Ri, Gokyo lake was amazing. This trek is better for the true adventure lover for a challenging trek to the Everest region. This trek enables you to learn more about breathtaking mountains view, Sherpa villages, homes, Sherpa lifestyle, Monasteries and so on. This challenging trekking of Khumbu is also known as Everest high pass trek, Everest three passes trek or Everest high trek. It makes a complete circuit from Namche (the gateway to Everest). You can do this trek either clockwise or anticlockwise. High level of fitness is required for this trekking. September to November and March to May is the best trekking season for this trek. Mission Himalaya treks and Expeditions welcomes you for this trekking any season whole the year.

Suggested itinerary for Everest Three High Pass Trekking

Day 1st: Arrival day in Kathmandu transfer to hotel (1350m/4429ft) {20 minutes driving}

Day 2nd: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1350m/4429ft).

Day 3rd: Fly to Lukla, Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft) {40 minutes flight, 3 – 4 hours trek}

Day 4th: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft) {11km/ 5 – 6 hours}

Day 5th: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization

Day 6th: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft) {10km/ 5 – 6 hours}

Day 7th: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) {9km/ 5 – 6 hours}

Day 8th: Dingboche: acclimatization and rest

Day 9th: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) {14km/ 6 – 7 hours}

Day 10th: Trek from Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft) {10km/ 6 – 7 hours}

Day 11th: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft) {13km/ 6-7 hours}

Day 12th: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft) {7km/ 8 – 9 hours}

Day 13th: Trek from Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft) {6km/ 3 – 4 hours}

Day 14th: Trek from Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft) {6km/ 7 – 8 hours}

Day 15th: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes {3 – 4 hours}

Day 16th: Trek from Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft) {11km/ 7 – 8 hours}

Day 17th: Trek from Marlung to Namche Bazaar {15km/ 5 – 6 hours}

Day 18th: Trek From Namche Bazaar to Lukla {19km/ 6 – 7 hours}

Day 19th: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu {40 minutes flight}

Day 20th: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

DETAILED ITINERARY OF EVEREST THREE HIGH PASS TREK

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)
After Your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Our staff will pick us up from the airport and take us to your hotel. You can take rest and later visit our company office in Thamel, a popular touristic. However, there will be a welcome dinner in the evening where we get to experience excellent Nepalese cuisine. 
Included meals
:Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
After
breakfast we begin our tour of four amazing World Heritage Sites. These include the architecturally rich Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the interesting 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Bauddha Nath Stupa which is one of the largest stupas in the world. After completing our tour late in the afternoon, You drive to our office for a brief meeting about our trek and get to know our team leader (guide). 
Included meals
:Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek
All treks to Everest begin from Luka where we will be flying
to early in the morning, right after breakfast. The flight will be an interesting one since we will be flying amidst the grand Himalayas in a Twin Otter airplane. We begin our short trek to Phakding immediately after landing. At one hour’s gradual descent, we will be at a Cheplung village from where we have a View of Mt. Khumbila (18900ft), a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, we continue descending to Phakding and spend the night.
Included meals
:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours
We begin our trek on uphill and downhill trails with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and a magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (21,675ft) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked. We walk furthermore and pass through Jorsale village before reaching Namche village. From here, we get beautiful views of the Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and others. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Included meals
:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization
This is the first of the three scheduled rest days which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude. Since experts believe that it is better to stay active even during rest days for better trekking experience we are going to spend the day enjoying small hikes in and around Namche Village. We hike up to Everest View Hotel to enjoy admirable views of the Himalayan vista. On our way back to Namche we also tour the Khumjung Monastery (houses a yeti scalp!) and Hillary School. Our guide can also take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life in the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Included meals
:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 06:  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours
We begin today’s trek on an easy trail to Phungi Thanga. From here we ascend towards Tengboche village which is home to the largest monastery in the Everest region. The monastery is located within the Sagarmatha National Park and provides panoramic views of the highest mountains on earth including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse and Lhotse. We try to reach the monastery by 3:00 in the afternoon and may even be able to witness a religious Buddhist ceremony. Overnight in Tengboche.
Included meals
:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours
We begin today’s trek by walking downhill and pass through lush forests filled with birch, conifers and rhododendron trees. We continue our trek with views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam to keep us company. The picturesque trail dips down to Debuche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. While walking the upper
Pangboche , we get a more pristine view of the Himalayas and Pangboche Monastery. We move ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately climb up to Dingboche. The village is a beautiful windy settlement overlooked by chorten and prayer flags. Overnight in Dingboche. 
Included meals
:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 08: Dingboche: acclimatization and rest
Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. We take a day hike to Nagarjun Hill for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam and others.
Included meals
:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 09: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 14km, 6 – 7 hours
Our trail passes through stone-walled fields and Imjatse Khola valley before entering glacier moraines amidst towering Himalayas. The trail continues to Bibre which is a yak herdsman place. From here, directly across the valley is the fantastic Ama Dablam and the Amphu Labsa mountains. The trail ahead is intersected by icy streams. We continue our walk for around half an hour and reach Chukung. After lunch, we begin our trek towards Chukung Ri. The climb to Chhukung Ri involves some easy scrambling near the summit. From the top, we can look directly across the valley for a fantastic view of Ama Dablam and Amphu Lapchha peaks. We descend back to Chukung to spend the night.  
Included meals
:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 10: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 10km, 6 - 7 hours
We begin today’s trek very early in the morning to reach the highest part of the entire trip which is Kongma La pass. We can either take a trail over a hill which is to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines or we can walk back to Bibre and trek on the trail above the Niyang Khola. The top of the pass is marked by cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. The final descent from the pass is the most difficult part of today’s journey. After climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Biggest Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche. Trekking through Kongma La is optional. If You do not want to tackle the strenuous Kongma La pass today and want to go directly to Lobuche from Chhukung, we can do that too.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
Our trail moves along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Ahead on the trail we see the crest of the north ridge of Everest along with Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse and other mountains. A small ascent takes us to Thangma Riju. From here we admire panoramic views of the Himalayan vista. We ascend on a steep trail up to the top of Changri Glacier.  As we reach GorakShep, we are surrounded by the Himalayas. After resting for a short while, we continue to Everest Base Camp. We pass through rocky dunes, moraines and streams before reaching the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest. From here we admire Nuptse, Khumbutse, Changtse and Pumori mountains. We trek back to Gorak Shep and spend the night.Alternatively, you can visit Kala Patthar today instead of the next day as many believe that the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more stunning than the sunrise view.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 8 - 9 hours
We start our trek to Kala Patthar early in the morning in order to catch remarkable views of the first light of the sun shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to be prepared for trekking in the dark and cold temperature (the temperature varies according to the season). Furthermore, there is always a chance for chilly winds which are quite common. As we continue our trek, familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Everest and Nuptse tower above us. After several hours of ascent, we will be on the top of Kala Patthar. The close-up view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks from Kalapathar is amazing. We enjoy the stunning Himalayan vista and descend to Lobuche where we stay the night. Those participants who will visit Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast to start early as Everest base camp hike takes longer than the hike to Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, both the groups will have lunch together.and trek back to lobuche
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 6km, 3 - 4 hours
From Lobuche we trek downhill on a trail alongside the KhumbuGlacier. Our trail splits into two and we choose the trail on our right. On the way You can better admire the view of the looming Awi Peak.  We pass through a stupa and tombstones in the distance. After walking for a while we begin to ascend. During the ascent, we see Chola Tsho Lake nearby. We continue further and pass another lake which is lot smaller than the Chola Tsho Lake. We cross the Chola Khola on a bridge before reaching Dzongla. Overnight in Dzongla.
Included meals
:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6km, 7 - 8 hours
As we gain height, the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south and Cholatse soars on the west. Climbing the incline is not easy; it is steep, but made worse by boulders over some of which we will have to scramble. The final climb to the Cho La can be a little tricky as the trail curves
round a crevasse. The top of the pass is marked by prayer flags and cairns. Scenery of majestic peaks on all directions is breathtaking. Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak is not difficult.  Our trail brings us to the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we see the second Gokyo Lake on the series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we spend the night.
Included meals
:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours
We climb Gokyo Ri today and enjoy views of the incredible mountain vista. We can also tour the fourth Gokyo Lake today which is only 3km north of the Gokyo Village. Next, continue trekking to the Fifth lake. The view from ‘Scoundrel's Viewpoint’, located at the edge of the 5th lake, is astonishing. Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu mountains and the huge Ngozumba Glacier are ours to admire. We trek back to Gokyo and spend the night.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 11km, 7 - 8 hours
You start the day early in the morning to complete the long day’s trek ahead. Our trail moves alongside Dudh Pokhari (lake) for a while. We walk for around two hours before descending towards the Renjo La pass. On the way we are rewarded with extravagant views of the Himalayan and Rolwaling ranges and others. Views from the Renjo La pass are much like that from Gokyo Ri with the third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We also get outstanding views of Mt. Everest from the top of the pass. Continuing on from the
pass, our trail winds down a stone staircase and then moves over a loose scree to reach the south bank of Angladumba Tsho Lake. The prescence of ice on the trail while descending down can make our descent a bit hazardous. Along the way we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. We walk down a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde where there is a support lodge, but it is often closed. We walk almost for an hour from Lumde to get to Marlung on the east bank of the BhoteKoshi River. Overnight at Marlung.
Included meals
:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 17:Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 15km, 5 - 6 hours
The descent from Marulung to Thame follows a traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders. We cross theBhoteKoshi River and descend to Taranga. The trail continues to descend and we cross two bridges before reaching Thame. Overlooking Thame is its famous Gompa situated on a hill to the west.  From here, we descend gradually on a trail that passes through a few small villages before reaching Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Village.
Included meals
:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 19km, 6 - 7 hours
We begin our trek with a descent. As we continue our trek, we cross several bridges over the fast flowing
DudhKoshi River and its tributaries.  Now the trail has become more level and natural. On our trek we enjoy walking on open plains, through rhododendron and pine forests and enjoy distant views of the snow covered peaks. We walk through Sherpa villages noticing their impressive faith in Buddhism and the culture of prayer stones and prayer flags. After reaching Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Our long trek to the mountain and its high passes ends today. Overnight in Lukla.
Included meals
:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight
The flights to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for
morning for safety purposes. After reaching the capital city, we have the rest of the day off to past the time as we please. We could take a rest in our hotel room or shop for souvenirs for our loved ones. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of your journey to the mountains. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals
:Breakfast Dinner


Day 20: Final Departure
Our amazing journey in the Everest region including that to the base camp of Mt. Everest and crossing high passes comes to an end today. Mission Himalaya company representative will pick you up from
you hotel and drop you off at the airport 3 hours before our scheduled flight. 
Included meals
:Breakfast

 

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle including before and after the trek
  • Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek as per the itinerary
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner with up to 3 cups of hot drinks) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu including for the guide) with all applicable taxes
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Strong, experienced, porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) with all meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Complementary welcome or farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant in Kathmandu
  • All government and local taxes, company service charges

What is not included?

  • Nepalese visa fee, International air tickets, travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation costs
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns or late departures than schedued program)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

FROM US

$1,490

$1,600 7% OFF

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