“Adventure on high Khumbu and Everest region traverse over three scenic high passes
Ever present views of snow capped mountains on daily walks around scenic Khumbu valley
Explore high country villages of Sherpa enriched with Buddhist culture and colorful custom.
From green alpine woodland of tall tree lines to arctic zone of ice, moraine and glaciers
Crossing over Kongma-la, Tsho-la and Renjo-la passes visiting both sides of Everest areas”
- Mode of Trek: Hotel-Lodge or camping
- Trek Grade: Moderate- Adventurous & Challenging (in snow conditions)
- Highest Elevation: On top Kongma-la at 5,535m, Kalapathar at 5,545 m with Everest Base Camp 5,364 m, over Tsho-La 5,368 m and Renjo-la at 5,360 m.
- Trek Duration: 17 Nights & 18 Days (Lukla to Lukla).
- Total Trip: 20 Nights & 21 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
- Season: Best from March to May and September to December months March to May wild-flowers in full bloom, October to December clear day for views but cold in the morn / night times with chances of snow.
Everest Three High Passes Trekking leads you to pure adventure on the roof of the world within high Khumbu and Everest region, walking into complete wilderness of high mountains that surrounds you in the hidden pockets of Everest.
On marvelous Everest Three High Passes Trekking, where adventure takes you over Kongma-la 5,535m with Tsho (Cho) -La 5,368 m and Renjo-la above 5,360 m high with visit to Everest Base Camp at 5,364 m with climb of Kalapatthar 5,545 m the highest point of the adventure offering sweeping panorama of mountain range with Everest at its closet.
Everest Three High Passes Trekking, a combination of three scenic high passes above Khumbu valley in the shade of Mt. Everest, where traverse leads you from one place to another with ever present views of world highest and giant peaks.
On this magnificent journey, where trekkers should be in good physical shape with sound health to cope with high altitude gain, so that one can enjoy the beauty and charm of Everest Three High Passes Trekking, an adventure of a lifetime experience.
Everest Three High Passes Trekking starts with short scenic flight to and from Lukla, where walks leads to scenic areas of Dudh Kosi river valley covered within alpine green woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines trees and past nice lovely Sherpa villages with visit to its old interesting monasteries.
During the walk observing impressive Sherpa culture of Buddhism religion and then leaving behind the green tree lines to remorseless fields of ice and glaciers on crossing Everest Three high passes with visit of Everest base camp.
Everest Three High Passes Trekking a great adventure in the comfort of nice and cozy lodges including warm hospitality of the Sherpa the High Landers of Everest.
Completing our overwhelming journey back at Lukla where a scenic flight brings you back to hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu after great exciting adventure on Everest Three High Passes Trekking.
- Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.
- Day 02 Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins flights) and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 03 hrs.
- Day 03 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
- Day 04 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
- Day 05 Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m-05 hours.
- Day 06 Trek to Dingboche 4,358m - 05 hrs.
- Day 07 Rest Day at Dingboche.
- Day 08 Trek to Chhukung 4,730 m - 04 hrs.
- Day 09 Cross over Kongma-La 5,535 m and trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 08 hrs.
- Day 10 Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.
- Day 11 Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and walk to Dzongla 4,830 m via Lobuche - 05hrs.
- Day 12 Cross over Tsho (Cho) La and trek to Thagnak 4,700 m - 07 hrs.
- Day 13 Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,950 m - 04 hrs.
- Day 14 Rest day with hike to Gokyo-Ri 5,356 m.
- Day 15 Traverse Renjo-la 5360m and trek to Lungdhen 4,380m - 07 hrs.
- Day 16 Trek to Thame 3,880 m - 06 hrs.
- Day 17 Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
- Day 18 Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
- Day 19 Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
- Day 20 Free day in Kathmandu for individual activities.
- Day 21 Transfer to airport for International departure homeward bound.
Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, received by our staff for transfer to your hotel, where our guide provides briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking / Lodge on route with do's and don'ts with other necessary information.
Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins flights) and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 03 hrs.
Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic Airport and then board in a smaller aircraft (twin otter or Dornier) for scenic flight to Lukla.
At Lukla received by our trekking guides with porters to carry your bigger bags with time to explore around, our first day walk starts with gradual downhill and then with few ups with view of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m.
As walk continues crossing short suspension bridge with short climb brings to reach Phakding village for overnight stop located near Dudh-Kosi River.
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
From Phakding on crossing bridge over Dudh-Kosi, morning walk with some short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again with magnificent view of Thamserku 6,608m.
After few hours of walks reaching at Monjo village and then walk to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepali while Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin, both names means ‘Great-Mother’). From the Park gate short descend Jorsalle village, last village before Namche Bazaar is reached, walk leads on river bank within green forested areas of pines-oaks and rhododendron tree.
On reaching the last high bridge where walk leads on a wide winding uphill trail all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde, Kusum Kangru, Mt. Everest- Nuptse , Lhotse peaks on walk uphill.
Namche Bazaar with excellent hotels and lodge situated in a U shaped bowl a major village / town of Khumbu region where colorful and busy Saturday Market is held every week.
Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Namche an ideal place for rest day for acclimatization and short hike, suggested activities walk to Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot perched on top Namche Bazaar with breathtaking view of surrounding high peaks with Mt. Everest and Ama-Dablam visit its interesting museum for wide information history of Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering as well information on flora and fauna of the region, afternoon at free at leisure explore Namche Bazaar full of shops and stores.
Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m-05 hours.
Morning walks on fairly easy trail for first half, with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde-Ri peaks.
After a nice-pleasant walk of few hour reaching at Phungitenga 3,250m, a small settlement with couple of teahouses in the midst of alpine forest with silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees.
Afternoon walk leads to a climb for nearly two hours in the shade of tall trees till Thyangboche Monastery ( Ghompa) is reached for overnight stop.
This beautiful spot offers views of majestic and beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam with Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east.
Trek to Dingboche 4,358m - 05 hrs.
After a wonderful time at Thyangboche, our route descend into forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron ,coming to lovely spot at Deoboche 3,650 m with magnificent view of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse.
From Deoboche walk past prayer mani wall, and then reach a metal bridge over a narrow gorge of Imja-Tse River.
From the bridge uphill walk most of the way to Pangboche village at 3,900m (the last permanent village on route base camp).
After Pangboche a short climb to Shomare for lunch, a small settlement with excellent view of Ama-Dablam. After a pleasant stop journey continues towards east, after an hour walk crossing a small wooden bridge and then heading towards beautiful Imjatse valley for overnight stop at Dingboche village.
Dingboche located within scenic Imja-Tse valley beneath Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of Island peak or Imja Tse Himal above 6,189m high, a popular peak amongst all trekking peaks in Nepal.
Dingboche with nice farm field enclosed by stone walls protecting crops of barley, buckwheat’s and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals, Dingboche with many good lodges to stay.
Rest Day at Dingboche.
At Dingboche another rest day for short hike with few nice areas for short hikes up the hill for best glamorous views of the valley and mountains with Mt. Makalu towards east direction.
Trek to Chhukung 4,730 m - 04 hrs.
Morning an easy short day walk to Chukung at 4,760 m high, a small settlement within Imjatse valley offers incredible views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse and Amadablam.
Afternoon relax with optional hike up to Chhukung-Ri at above approx: 5,100 m high.
Cross over Kongma-La 5,535 m and trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 08 hrs.
After a pleasant stop in Chhukung, adventure starts early morning to traverse over first pass of the journey. Walk past Bibre in between Dingboche and Chhukung areas, and then our route diverts on 'off the beaten trail' heading north beneath towering peak of Lhotse and Nuptse.
Leading to a steep climb over moraine on top of Kongma-la, in between Kongma peak (also called as Mehra) and Pokalde peaks, after a rest and short stop on top 5,535 m / 18,159 ft high pass, then descend to reach Khumbu glacier and moraine as walk continues on glacier following our guide leading you safely to Lobuche for overnight stop in the comfort of a nice and cozy lodge.
Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.
Today, adventure leads at the foot of Mt. Everest, first hour walk on gradual path with slow up and then short 20 minutes climb to reach a moraine above Khumbu glacier.
Walk from here follows on rocky moraine path to Gorakshep, located on a flat sandy field below Kalapatthar 5,545m and Mt. Pumori 7,145m.
Gorakshep with few lodge and teahouses, this place was an earlier base camp of Everest till the end of 1980’s. After a break here continue trek to Everest Base Camp, walk is quite strenuous due to high altitude and thin air, where trail leads over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till Everest base camp is reached after 3 hrs of walk from Gorakshep.
Everest Base Camp is lively during high expedition season here enjoy view of massive Khumbu icefalls and glaciers with series of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lola.
After a wonderful time at base camp then retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.
Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and walk to Dzongla 4,830 m via Lobuche - 05hrs.
Early morning climb on top Kalapathar a rocky hill at an altitude above 5,545 m, highest spot of the adventure with fantastic panorama of mountains facing Mt. Everest at close distance.
After a great moment with excellent views descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Lobuche, from here downhill to Dzongla a scenic small settlement at the base of Tsho-la (Chop-la) pass.
Cross over Tsho (Cho) La and trek to Thagnak 4,700 m - 07 hrs.
An exciting day crossing over second high pass of the adventure, early morning climb leads to Tsho-la pass (Chola), on completing early breakfast following a path with steep up and then crossing a glacier.
On reaching top of the pass at 5,367 m high, sometimes the climb can be quite tough and challenging in snow conditions, Tsho-la pass provides fabulous views of mountains with Cholatse Glacier, from here descend carefully to Thagnak or also called as Dragnak for overnight stop, after a tough climb over Cho-la pass, Thagnak located at 4,750 m a small isolated place with few small lodges.
Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,950 m - 04 hrs.
Today morning walk leads on easy gradual path to Gokyo Lake located beneath Ngozumba glacier and then coming across first lake, walking further passing second lake to reach third lake or Gokyo Lake (also called as Dudh Pokhari) considered as holy pond by both Hindu and Buddhist, Gokyo an early summer grazing place for Yaks and wild animals facing fabulous views of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang, reflecting on the calm waters of Gokyo Lake, at Gokyo with afternoon free to relax or for short walks.
Rest day with hike to Gokyo-Ri 5,356 m.
Morning hike to Gokyo-Ri 5,357m, offers panorama of world’s highest peaks from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and to the east rises Mt. Makalu. After a mesmerizing time at Gokyo Ri and then descend to Gokyo with rest of the day free with rest before climb over our final third Renjo-La pass next early morning.
Traverse Renjo-la 5360m and trek to Lungdhen 4,380m - 07 hrs.
Last final high pass to cross over Renjo-la, morning walk follows at the end of Gokyo Lake, with super views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche peaks, and then a steep climb to reach at Renjo La pass 5,465 m / 17,929 ft high, one of the most difficult section of this adventure, on reaching the top with fantastic panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high surrounding peaks.
After a pleasant stop walk descends reaching a frozen ponds beneath Renjo La pass, and then downhill to Lungdhen for overnight stop, located near on route of Nangpa-la pass that leads to Tibet border.
Trek to Thame 3,880 m - 06 hrs.
After successful crossing and traverse of all three high passes of Everest around Khumbu area, morning walk leads downhill to Marlung village and then with pleasant walk reaching at Thame village for overnight stop.
Thame a quaint village located western end of Khumbu and Everest region, where few trekkers seldom visit Thame, only when taking route of Renjo-la or crossing Tashi-Labtsa a high pass that separates Rolwaling valley and Khumbu area.
With time in the afternoon visit Thame monastery, one of the most important and oldest Gompa believed to be more than 500 years old.
Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
Morning walk leads to a short descend reaching Bhote Kosi River and then on gradual trail reaching Thamo, from here back into tree lines of pines-firs and rhododendron woodland and then reaching at Namche Bazaar for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge, with afternoon free at leisure.
Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
From Namche our last day walk of the adventure leads to a long descend on same route towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance to reach at Monjo village, from here on gentle gradual trail crossing bridges to reach Phakding.
From Phakding on the way to Lukla with few ups and downhill with last and final climb of an hour to Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
The flight time to Kathmandu, schedule at morning normally, sometimes flight can get delayed due to bad weather and other reason, depending upon flight time board in a small aircraft for super flight back to Kathmandu and then transfer back to your respective Hotels.
Free day in Kathmandu for individual activities.
A free day in Kathmandu, reserved in case of flight delay at Lukla, with spare day enjoy your individual activities and shopping with options to join in tour around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.
Transfer to airport for International departure homeward bound.
Today as per your international flight time, our staff transfers you to airport for final departure from the country of Himalayan Wonders, Nepal.
15 March to 04 April
10 April to 30 April
01 May to 21 May
25 Sept to 15 Oct
15 Oct to 04 Nov
05 Nov to 25 Nov
Price includes following services:
- Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
- Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
- Internal flight Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.
- Trekking arrangement backed by our Sherpa crew using local lodges on full board basis.
- Applicable Trek Permit & National Park Fees.
- Insurance for Nepalese crew.
Our price does not include followings:
- International flights to / from Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.
- Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
- Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
- Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
- Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, Wi-Fi, charging fee of electronic devices, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
- Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.