Everest 3 Col Pass Trek-20 days

Trip Level
Moderate
Destination
Nepal
Trip Duration
20 Days

Overview

Trekking Highlights:

“Adventure of thrills and fun enjoying great walks to high Everest region Enjoy grand panorama on crossing three scenic high passes of Everest Exceptional views of unique and dramatic landscapes of massive mountains Explore local immense colorful Buddhism culture around lovely Sherpa villages From green woodland to arid terrain with remorseless fields of ice and glaciers Away from main trekking trails for some days in perfect wilderness surrounding Crossing Kongma-la, Cho-la , and Renjo-la from east to western areas of Khumbu.”

Trip Profile:  

Trip Mode: On hotels and lodge basis on treks.

Trek Grade: Adventurous and challenging in snow conditions.

People and Culture: Populated by Sherpa people of Buddhism religions with colorful and impressive cultures.

Highest spot: Kalapathar 5, 545 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m, with Kongma-la 5,535 m, Cho-la 5,420 m and Renjo-la 5,464 m.

The region of Trekking: Nepal Far North Mid-East Khumbu and Everest Region.

Duration of walks: 15 Nights and 16 Days (Lukla to Lukla).

Total Trip: 19 Nights and 20 Days (Arrival to final departure).

Seasons: April to May with September to November months April and May clear morning for views with a pleasant day for walks, October to November another best months for clear views of mountain scenery, morning and night times will be cold as per altitude wise and chances of snow.

Introduction:

Everest Three High Passes trekking where the adventure starts with Nepal High Point Treks leading you to an amazing country within world highest mountains facing outmost views of great scenic landscapes of high Khumbu valley.

Everest Three High Passes trekking a marvelous journey, where trekkers should in good physical shape with sound health to cope with harsh cold climate and much high altitude especially on crossing over rocky, moraine with ice and snow passes, rewards you with a stunning panorama of mountains that leaves you excited with much thrills.

A high and fulfilling adventure where all interested and veteran trekkers as well for adventurer can take part in this great walks that leads you around world highest elevation where you can feel Cool Mountain fresh air in the harmony of giant peaks and pristine wilderness.

Everest Three High Passes trekking commence with a short flight to land at Lukla from Kathmandu where walk leads you through nice Sherpa farm villages adorned with Buddhist culture to reach at Namche Bazaar for rest days to support acclimatization, and then heading towards scenic view-point at Thyangboche Monastery the last place with dense green tree lines.

From here onwards into windswept zone of ice and glaciers as our adventure leads first over Kongma-la pass to reach at Lobuche and to Everest base camp and then heading up crossing the second pass of the trip over Cho-la to reach at beautiful Gokyo valley and its calm glacial lakes with sweeping panorama of peaks with Mt. Cho-Oyu and longest glacier Ngozumba.

After an enjoyable time where our final adventure leads to the last Renjo-la pass to reach at nice and isolated corners of Khumbu at Thame village and then back into tree lines heading past Namche Bazaar to reach our last overnight stop in Lukla for early morning flight to Kathmandu with grand glorious adventure and experience on Everest Three High Passes Trekking. 

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,560 m - 04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs. 

Day 05: At Namche rest day for acclimatization and short hike.     

Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,345 m - 05 hrs.

Day 08: From Dingboche walk to Chukung 4,750m - 04 hrs.

Day 09: Cross Kongma-la 5,535 m to reach Lobuche 4,930 m - 08 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep- 06 hrs.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Dzongla 4, 680 m - 06 hrs.

Day 12: Cross Cho-la 5,420 m and descend to Thagnak 4,780 m - 07 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo main third Lake 4,800 m - 04 hrs. 

Day 14: Morning cross Renjo-La 5,464 m walk to Lungdhen 4,380 m- 07 hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Thame 3,880 m - 05 hrs.

Day 16: Trek to Monjo 2,860m via Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.

Day 17: Trek to Lukla via Phakding village - 06 hrs.

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 19: In Kathmandu reserve and spare day for individual activities.

Day 20: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching at Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in centre of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where Nepal High Point Treks guides will provide information on treks-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to this adventure Everest Three High Passes trekking.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

In Kathmandu, a free day preparation for Everest Three High Passes trekking with optional sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,615 m - 04 hrs.

Early morning Nepal High Point guide and staff will pick you from your hotel for short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport, completing security formalities board in a small aircraft (Dornier / Twin Otter or similar plane) where short and scenic flight heads eastbound facing views of Himalayan range with includes Mt. Everest, and then lands at Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport named after legendary mountaineers. From here having refreshing morning break walk continues on a gradual trail with some down-hill and short ups to reach first overnight stop in Phakding village, a nice Sherpa village situated above near Dudh-Kosi River. 

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.                                    

A slow an easy morning walks leads to Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, with time here for refreshing stop then cross a bridge to reach at Jorsalle the last village before Namche Bazaar (possible lunch stop), from here walk on river bed within forested area and then climb from the last high bridge to reach at famous and colorful Namche Bazaar. Where walk leads to climbing on winding uphill facing views of peaks, at Namche check into a nice and cozy lodge, with time to wander around its many well-stocked shops, Namche Bazaar the hub and main town or large village of Khumbu area where colorful and busy Saturday market held once a week.

Day 05: At Namche rest day for acclimatization and short hike.     

Rest day at Namche for acclimatization before heading towards higher terrains, with various options for short walks to catch best views of high peaks will be a good hike to Everest View Hotel, a four hours walks both ways, rewards you with an exact excellent panorama of mountains with Everest and magnificent Amadablam.  At Namche visit the interesting museum with much information of Khumbu Sherpa, culture, flora-fauna as well of mountaineering expedition history with the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

After pleasant and enjoyable time at Namche morning walk leads to a short climb and then on good wide trail facing views of Everest and Amadablam with array of peaks, as our route leads into woodland then descend towards Imjatse River to reach at a small place in Phunke-Tenga, possible lunch stop in the middle of a wood. Afternoon climb into forested areas facing views of Kangtenga-Tharmasarku and other peaks as walk brings at a wide open plateau in Thyangboche with its beautiful colorful Buddhist monastery, with time to visit the interior of the monastery where you can witness monks and priest on religious activities with prayer. A scenic spot surrounded by high peaks with views of Everest and magnificent looking Amadablam amidst a forest of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-juniper-birch and fir tree lines, truly a great place for overnight stop. In the month of October-November great colorful festival takes place called Mani-Rimdu with mask dancers by monks of the monastery.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,345 m - 05 hrs.

Morning catching the views of surrounding peaks, where walk leads downhill to Deoboche, within the green forested area and fun rather walk to reach Imjatse River and then cross over a steel bridge, from here end of tree lines as walk leads into windswept dry and arid country to reach Pangboche. The last permanent village on route Everest base camp where other settlement with many good lodges to cater needs of travelers and trekkers. Slowly walk leads past Pangboche heading higher with ups and down to a river, with the last climb of the day for an hour to reach a scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche facing North Side of Amadablam with views of Island Peak towards east direction.

Day 08: From Dingboche walk to Chukung 4,750m - 04 hrs.

From Dingboche, a short day walks to Chukung heading east the last settlement of Khumbu, at Chukung afternoon free or hike to Chukung Ri for more super views of the mountains and preparation for next early morning adventure towards Kongma-la pass.

Day 09: Cross Kongma-la 5,535 m to reach Lobuche 4,930 m - 08 hrs.

After Chukung, adventure starts crossing first high pass with early morning climb uphill for an hour leading over icy path, here onwards on rocky trail to Kongma-la, close to Kongma or Mehra peak, after rest cross Kongma-la pass located between Mt. Nuptse, Mihara and Pokalde peaks, after a tough climb walk towards Khumbu glacier with short steep climb up at terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche for overnight stop and in the comfort of nice lodge after great Big Day walk.

Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep- 06 hrs.

Adventure today leads to our goal at Everest base camp, as morning walk follows a flat valley with a low climb to reach further and then a steep climb to reach a ridge near above Khumbu glacier. As walk continues over rocky moraines and ice to reach scenic flat areas at Gorakshep located at the bottom of Kalapathar and Mt. Pumori on route Everest base camp, at Gorakshep with a short break. From Gorakshep heading further east to reach to reach highlight destination at Everest Base Camp with marvelous views of Khumbu Ice-Falls, glaciers looking above peaks of Nuptse, Everest, and Lhotse, in high mountaineering season of April to May this grand spot flooded with tents of expeditions. After an exciting time achieving our target walk back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop before heading downhill back to Lukla with a climb of Kalapathar.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Dzongla 4, 680 m - 06 hrs.

Early morning before breakfast climb on ta op rocky hill above 5,545 m to reach the highest spot of the adventure, where you will be rewarded with a glorious panorama of giant surrounding peaks with close views of Everest and Mt. Pumori. After a great wonderful moment descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and then carry on trekking down to Lobuche valley and continue to walk to the base of Cho-la pass at Dzongla for an overnight stop in one of its nice lovely lodge.

Day 12: Cross Cho-la 5,420 m and descend to Thagnak 4,780 m - 07 hrs.

Second High Pass of the adventure to cross over Cho-la pass after an early breakfast climb on sta eep path to reach at the top of Cho-la and then crossing over a glacier on the east side.  The pass quite challenging to cross in snow conditions, from the top descend carefully to Thagnak for overnight stop a small isolated spot with few small lodges.

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo main third Lake 4,800 m - 04 hrs. 

After a great crossing, morning on an easy trail to Gokyo walking beneath Ngozumba glacier, slowly heading at first lake and second lakes of Gokyo, and then reaching a third lake also called Dudh Pokhari near the bank where summer settlement of Gokyo located. 

Day 14: Morning cross Renjo-La 5,464 m walk to Lungdhen 4,380 m- 07 hrs.

Last final traverse and crossing of the adventure heading towards Renjo-la, with early morning climb at the end of Gokyo Lake, facing views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche, and then cross Renjo La pass, on reaching at the top panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high peaks, after enjoying views downhill to a small settlement at Lungden for overnight stop located on-route Nangpa-la pass to Tibet.

Day 15: Trek to Thame 3,880 m - 05 hrs.

After completing all three great high passes of Khumbu within Everest, morning walk downhill to Marlung village, and continue to the sleepy and quiet village at Thame located west of Namche Bazaar, at Thame with time to visit its old monastery believed to be of more than 500 years old history.

Day 16: Trek to Monjo 2,860m via Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.

From Thame, an easy walk on nearly flat ground to reach at Thamo village with great at the scenic walk on completing our memorable and exciting adventure crossing all three high passes of Everest, a slow enjoyable walk from here on without worry of high altitude sickness as route leads losing elevation every hour of walks. From Thamo reaching back into green woodland, from here lovely walks of downs and ups and on the scenic trail to Namche Bazaar and continue a talk downhill at Monjo for ocean right stop before Lukla.

Day 17:  Trek to Lukla via Phakding - 06 hrs. 

Our last final day of the adventure with long day treks to reach Lukla starting with descending to reach a river valley as walk continues past Phakding with last short climb to reach at last overnight stay in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Having early breakfast where interesting short scenic flight brings you back at Kathmandu, as you depart from Lukla early morning, as air journey leads you with an amazing panorama of mountains and then landing at Kathmandu airport with short drivel back to your respective hotels. 

Day 19: In Kathmandu reserve and spare day for individual activities.

While in Kathmandu we have reserved this day as a contingency in case of flight delay and might lead to cancellation due to unfavorable bad weather condition. On this day as you fly in as per the itinerary where you can enjoy individual activities and shopping souvenirs with a free day in Kathmandu. 

Day 20: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Last day in the country of high Everest within massive Himalaya, with an amazing experience and wonderful memories and adventure on Everest Three High Passes trek, then depart from the hotel as per your flight time Nepal High Point staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu- every hotel rate are effected by standard and ranking.  We will be happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Thus, please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of accommodation that you would like to stay in.


Cost Details

  • All airport pick-up and drop-off transport services by private vehicles.
  • Everest region  National Park permit.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card (permit).
  • Well Trained English speaking Trekking guide.
  • Porter  - 2 guest = 1 porter who carries 20-25 kg of your luggage.
  • Accommodation in  Hotel / Lodge during the trek.
  • Meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Air ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Food and accommodation as well as Insurance and equipment for guide and porters.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Your travel insurance and Personal nature expenses.
  • Drinks (tea/coffee, beer, cokes, mineral water), beverages and hot shower.
  • Tips for trekking staff.
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing.
  • Meals &  accommodation while you are in Kathmandu.

Equiment Checklist

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)

FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)
  • SLEEPING BAG
  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack

DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping

OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Map

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Departure Dates

No fixed departures.