Everest Three Passes Trek

Absolute choice for adventure to the trekkers across the world

Duration Duration 20 Days
Meals Meals
  • 17 Dinner
  • 16 Lunch
  • 19 Breakfast
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 03-night hotel
  • 15 nights eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Cross the three passes
  • Away from the EBC crowd
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
Price Reduced US$ 2350 Price Starts From US$ 2100
Destination Destination
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Difficult
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5545 Meter Kala Patthar
Activities Activity
Trekking
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Flight
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 hours trek

Overview of Everest Three Passes Trek

The main attraction of the Everest Three Passes Trek is the three passes – Renjo La (5,446m), Cho La (5,420m), and Kongma La Pass (5,535m).  Though it is a very strenuous trek, it guarantees the exhilarating experience of adventure, perseverance, and excitement. Furthermore, the view from the top is spectacular as one can get the closest possible views of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Cho-yu, and Makalu. As the Everest Three Passes Trek is physically demanding, you should take the service of an experienced guide and support staff. The trek takes us to the Everest Base Camp, Kalpattar,  Gokyo lakes system, and Gokyo Ri. You can enjoy the majestic view of Mount Everest and other tall peaks throughout the trek.


Everest Three Passes Trek Highlights

  • Trek a circuit around the entire Everest region
  • Breathtaking views of the highest mountains in the world from different places
  • Cross the three passes Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La
  • Away from the crowds of the EBC trek behind
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Moreover, the untouched Nangpa La Valley is the other attraction of the trial. Here, you can see Sherpas practicing Tibetan culture and tradition. A visit to Thame, where record-setting Everest climber Apa Sherpa was born, will be memorable for you.

Please note that this trek is the best alternative if you are looking for a peak climbing experience and backpacking in the wilderness. Compared to other trails, this trail is vibrant in terms of activities. The trek spreads to the Chhukung Valley, Ama Dablam Base Camp, and the Everest Base Camp. Besides, after crossing the Renjo La, you enter the Thame Valley, and Gokyo Lakes, enjoying the panoramic view of mountain ranges.

Our team will acclimatize you to the high altitude by walking slowly but steadily to prepare for the climb. You will have rest days at — Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Gokyo Lake. Our team will accompany you on a short hike or stroll to the nearby villages.

Why Peregrine for Everest Three Passes Trek

Peregrine Treks Pvt. Ltd. customizes the trek based on your time, group size, and physical strength. So, join our team of experienced guides and support staff to enjoy the unique adventure in the lap of the Himalayas.

Everest Three Passes Trek Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival

    Peregrine Treks representatives will receive you and transfer you to the hotel at the airport. The Everest Three Passes Trek plan will be discussed and handed over to you.

    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding

    An early morning flight will take you to Lukla Tenzing-Hillary Airport. The mountain flight journey would be a mesmerizing memory in itself. The close view of the mountain range and hills of the Khumbu region and rural Nepal can be savored from the flight. Once landed in Lukla, the Everest Three Passes Trek starts after meeting the rest of the support crew. The day’s trekking would be up to the Phakding.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 03: Trek to Namche

    Phakding to Namche is a relatively easy trekking time spanning up to 3 hrs. The trail comprises a suspension bridge with colorful prayer flags on it. The views of the Mountains start to welcome you towards its lap. The highlight of this part of the trail would be the Tibetan wall paintings and the occasional pictures of the Mountains.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche

    Early morning breakfast at the hotel and to Everest view Hotel. Everest Base Camp trekking requires strength and endurance as well as willpower. The day’s rest will be taken in Namche to prepare for the trek upwards.

    The acclimatization hiking will take place as you will be taken to the world’s highest-located hotel, the Everest View Hotel, after Breakfast. The panoramic views of the mountains and the hotel’s surrounding area are splendid. It is highly recommended that the trekkers go through the acclimatization hiking as it prepares their body and soul for the trekking.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 05: Trek to Tengboche

    The trekking trail from Namche to Tengboche consists of everyday flat land trekking and steep uphill. The flat trail trekking provides outstanding views of Mountains like Thamserku, Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, and other Himalayan ranges.

    The trail on the banks of Dudhkoshi River and the rhododendron forests amaze you. The distant scenes of the majestic Himalayas will also mesmerize you and let you forget today’s hardship. Once you have reached Tengboche, serenity prevails. The continuous prayers and smell of incense from the monastery would ignite your spiritual self.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 06: Trek to Dingboche

    The trekking trail is slightly downhill and enters the small valley passing by Pangboche. The usual crossing of the river from the suspension bridge and wooden bridges are there with the general view of the mountains above you.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 07: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft): 3 - 4 hours

    Trekkers would like the views of Tawache, Amadablam, Cho Latse, and Nuptse-Lhotse. The trekking would move towards Chhukung, passing by stone-walled fields and entering the glacier amidst the gigantic Himalayas and yak herders. The Himalayas and glaciers surround Chukung. The long hike to the rocky place of Chhukung Ri is also from Chhukung, if time permits.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 08: Chhukung: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and trek back to Chhukung: 3 – 4 hours

    The climbing of the Chhukung Ri would take place. It is better advised to cross the Kong Ma La pass only after visiting the Chhukung village and acclimatization via short hiking or roaming around Chhukung Valley.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 09: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 6 - 7 hours

    The trekking from Chhukung to Kong Ma La would be a legendary experience for you further to reach Lobuche. The time frame would be around 6-7 hours, and you will be walking in the highest part of the trip, i.e., Kong Ma La Pass. Once you have crossed the Moraine, then the Lobuche can be reached.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hours

    The lateral moraine of the Khumbu region glacier provides the crest of the northern ridge of Everest. Our trail moves along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The trail offers a stunning view of mountains as well.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 8 - 9 hours

    The early morning hike to the sunrise destination of Kalapther then follows. We start our trek to Kala Patthar early in the morning to catch remarkable views of the sun’s first light shining on Mt. Everest, but you have to prepare for the altitude and passion for the trekking.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 12: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 3 - 4 hours

    Lobuche to Dzongala trail creates an enchanting experience of the Himalayan alpine environment. The downhill trekking along Khumbu Glacier from Lobuche to Dzongla passes by Chola La Lake. The view of Awi Peak is mesmerizing and excellent.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 13: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 7 - 8 hours

    As the trekking gains height, the Cho La Pass starts to be seen, and the Ama Dablam looms in the south and Cholatse in the west. The climbing of the Chola can be very tricky around the crevasses. Flags mark the summit of the pass. The scenery, however, is magnificent and breathtaking. The trail finally comes to the Ngozumpa glacier, the longest of the six lakes series.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 14: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours

    The climbing of the Gokyo Ri takes place towards the enchanting views of the mountains. The tour of the fourth lake could also be done on this day. The view from the famous Scoundrel Viewpoint near the fifth lake provides astonishing views of the mountains.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 15: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 7 - 8 hours

    Trekkers will start the day early morning for the long trek ahead. The trail moves along the Dudh Pokhari for a short period. The trail showcases the astounding scenery of the Rolwaling ranges and other Himalayan ranges. The walking would be very rocky and winds down over a loose screen south of Tsho lake. The trekking from Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi river would be mesmerizing, strenuous, and adventurous.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 16: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours

    The trekking descends from Marlung to Thame, following the traditional trail used by Tibetan traders. The trekkers then cross the Bhote Koshi River and deteriorate further to Taranga. Thame, on a hillside, will gradually pass small Sherpa villages as the voyage reaches the Namche Bazaar.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 17: Trek down to Lukla

    On this day, we trek for Lukla, where this all started. It is a steep downward trail accompanied by scenic views of the mountains and the sacred Mani walls. And the milky white Dudh Koshi River adds ambiance to our journey as we make our way along it.

    It will be our last day in the mountains. After we reach Lukla, we have a lot to celebrate. The team spirit and the invaluable experience are what you take home, and we bid farewell to the mountains. We party and then relax for the night in Lukla.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 18: Flight back to Kathmandu

    We catch a thrilling and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, accompanied by our memories of accomplishment and the mountains. Get to Kathmandu, relax, and cherish the Everest Three Passes Trek.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 19: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

    We have a day to explore the rich culture and the variant markets of the Valley. You can visit UNESCO sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Durbar Square or wander around the streets of Thamel or New Road.

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 20: Departure

    Fly back to your country after an amazing Everest Three High passes trek: Private vehicle will take you to the airport for departure

    Meals: Breakfast


Includes/Excludes

What's included

    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • Bed and Breakfast in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Room in the best available lodge and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)during Everest Three Passes Trek
    • All ground transportation in private vehicles as per itinerary
    • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight tickets
    • Full-day guided sightseeing in a private vehicle
    • All entrance fees during sightseeing and trekking
    • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistant guide for more than five trekkers
    • One porter for two trekkers
    • Guide, porter, and necessary staff salaries, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
    • Peregrine Treks and Expedition’s Duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate, and trekking map are free services from the company.
    • Everest Three Passes Trek Permit and TIMS
    • First Aid Medical Kit or essential medicine
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek
    • Farewell dinner
    • In the worst case, search and rescue service arrangement
    • All applicable government and local taxes

What is excluded

    • Nepalese visa fee and International airfares
    • The excess weight of luggage charge(s) in the flight
    • Extra Hotel accommodation, Lunch, and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal before return from Everest Three Passes Trek.
    • Travel and rescue insurance for trekkers only.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
    • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Accommodation

You will stay in Samsara Resort or Hotel Arts Kathmandu during your Everest Three Passes Trek. A solo traveler needs to share the room with a same-gender traveler. If you need a single supplement, you will have to pay an additional cost of about USD 200. Most of your accommodations during the trek contain attached bathrooms, while some teahouses may not have, and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities. Kathmandu and the trekking regions will have sing room facilities in lower elevations, but it will be hard to find them at higher elevations.

Meals

During your trek, you will enjoy typical Nepalese food and international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Indian, etc.). Be sure that the lodges or teahouses will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per their available menu. You may not be served breakfast somewhere during your Everest Three Passes Trek. You may get opportunities for welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for private trips, so we recommend booking it according to your schedule. We do not need a minimum group size for the private trip and won’t charge additional charges for a solo traveler.

Please let us know if you need additional services like pre/post accommodation, domestic flight, Everest Mountain Flight, adventurous sports, sightseeing, etc. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.

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    On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).

    Tourist Visa Fee

    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

    To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.

    We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.

    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    Essential Information

    Accessing this Everest Three Passes Trek

    With a flight to Lukla or a trek from Salleri, we can access this Everest Three Passes Trek. The accessibility of the scenic hub – headquarters of the Solukhumbu Region depends upon the quality of the roads. However, they can be accessed by flight too. Adding four days to the trip would be a prelude to the major climb ahead.

    Best time to go to Everest Three Passes Trek

    Although Everest Three Passes Trek is done all year round, March to May and September to November are considered the best seasons for the expedition due to the warm climate and favorable weather.

    However, every expedition and every season has provided a unique experience in the past. Winters can be promising as we see the areas covered by a thin layer of snow and fewer expeditions are sharing the trail.

    Altitude Acclimatization

    Trailing up to 2500 m can increase the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Altitude Acclimatization is the key to avoiding acute mountain sickness. Make a slow climb to help your body acclimatize. Drink plenty of liquid-like garlic soup that helps the body with the process. Drugs like acetazolamide (also called Diamox) help the body maintain the amount of oxygen. However, our trip itineraries are designed keeping in mind the time for acclimatization of the human body.

    Trip Safety

    Your safety is always our priority. Our trips are well-planned too. Take every precaution in mind. The team will be equipped with cell phones, emergency satellite phones, extensive medical kits, and other necessary apparatus. You will always be in connection with our Kathmandu office. Our team makes sure you are safe throughout the trip. Pre-trip Passesstration, such as compulsory medical questionnaires and travel insurance, is all done keeping your safety in mind.

     Fitness Level

    Everest Three Passes Trek requires a reasonable level of fitness maintained. One must be used for some exercise. However, porters and animals will carry your gear and sleeping bags. So your daily pack will be light, and just the altitude trail can seem a significant issue. We walk daily, and with days, you must feel fit and healthy and push your limits. We expect our fellow participants to get used to exercising and training hard before the Everest Three Passes Trek. However, we design our treks equal to every gender or age. We believe that trekking is not a race and a collective trail. So there is equal participation of all the trekkers.

    Flight Delays in Kathmandu and Lukla

    Lukla Airport is situated in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. Therefore, a flight taking off and landing are considered difficult sometimes. The weather is very unpredictable and can change every few hours resulting in flight delays and cancellations.

    Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the main transportation from the airstrip at Lukla. Their service is very much reliable. However, if any delays or cancellations occur due to the weather conditions, we will help you incorporate a helicopter that can carry 4-6 persons at a time. This can cost an extra US $500 to $3000 per person, depending upon the number of passengers. The participant must pay the cost at the time of service. Later, it can be submitted for reimbursement through a travel insurance company. US dollars, cash, or credit cards (Master Cards, Visa Cards, and American Express) are accepted for the helicopter service. All payments require a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

    The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500 or higher. Twin Otter and Dornier fly if the clarity is 5000 or higher per Nepal Civil Aviation rules. The helicopters are not operated if the weather is extreme and visibility exceeds 1500. We will schedule the flights to the nearest date available in such cases. If the weather worsens daily, we will provide you with alternative trek options.

    Note:

    It is recommended that you buy yourself some extra days. Arrive in Kathmandu a day before the departure date. You can use the extra day to purchase equipment and gear and rest before the great trail you’re up to—buying you some spare time after the trek will cover up if the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is delayed or canceled due to unfavorable weather. So the extra days will help you not to miss your International flight.

    During our trip, there may be various political, climatic, and other factors beyond our control and have a chance of altering our itineraries. Although the alteration may not happen significantly, if necessary, the leader will decide the best alternative considering the group’s interests. If any change is made, we ensure that it has a minor effect on our itineraries and plans. However, we cannot be responsible for the result of delays in such cases.

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