Everest Three pass trek

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •  Group size: 2+
  •  Best Seasons: spring
  •   Meals: (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  •   Accomodation: Basic camping or guest house
  •   Transportation: included

Overview

Apart from taking trekkers into the hearts of the Khumbu region and into the base camp of the mighty Everest, the Everest Three Pass Trek is a tough adventure that takes us through the Three High passes of the Everest region. Considered as one of the most challenging and the best trek across Nepal this trek takes us through the challenging passes of Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5380m) and Renjo La (5338m).

The Everest Three pass trek with Alpine Paradise starts with a beautiful flight to Lukla and completes with a tour around depths of the mystical Khumbu region. Attractions of the trek, apart from the passage through the three high passes, is the chance to tread upon the footprints of mountaineers in the Everest Base Camp trail and the opportunity to view the icy mountain peaks from a different angle from Kalapathhar. The mountain views offers are the high peaks like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and the Khumbu glacier. Some trekking practice, previous experience, and a good physique are absolutely important for covering the entire trekking trail successfully.

 

Everest Three pass trek with Alpine Paradise has a well-designed itinerary, keeping you out of harm’s way. Trek with us and take along with yourself the experience of a lifetime. We guarantee that after this trek, you will surely return back for more trekking journeys with us.

Best Season:

Spring : March-May

Autumn : September-November

The best season for the Everest Three Pass Trek is generally considered to be from March to May and from September to November. During these months, the weather is usually dry and the skies are clear, providing excellent views of the surrounding mountains. The temperatures are also relatively mild, making it a comfortable time to trek.

 

Permits:

  1. Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  2. Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit

Regulations:

  1. Stay on designated trekking trails
  2. Respect local culture and customs
  3. Do not litter
  4. Obtain permission before taking photographs of locals or their property
  5. Be aware of altitude sickness and take necessary precautions
  6. Hire a licensed trekking guide or porter for a safe and enjoyable experience.

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transferred to hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (4-5 hrs).

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6 hrs).

Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (6 hrs).

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (7 hrs).

Day 07: Acclimatization day excursion in Dingboche.

Day 08: Trek to Chhukung (5 hrs).

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (climbing Kongma La pass) (8-9 hrs).

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (3 hrs) and visit to Everest Base Camp.

Day 11: Climb Kalapatthar and trek to Dzongla (4 hrs).

Day 12: Climb Cho La Pass and trek to Thangna (8 hrs).

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo and explore Gokyo Lake and Glacier.

Day 14: Climb Gokyo Ri.

Day 15: Climb Renjo La pass and trek to Marulung (7-8 hrs).

Day 16: Trek to Thame and explore Thame valley.

Day 17: Trek to Phakding (7 hrs).

Day 18: Trek to Lukla (4-5 hrs).

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transferred to hotel.

Day 20: Departure from Tribhuvan International Airport.

 

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Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from Alpine Paradise Treks. The representative will then take you to your hotel in Kathmandu by private vehicle. You will have the rest of the day to relax and explore the city on your own.

Day 02:

Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding Early in the morning, you will take a scenic flight to Lukla, which is situated at an altitude of 2,820 meters. Upon arrival at Lukla, you will begin your trek to Phakding, which is located at an altitude of 2,640 meters. The trek will take around 4-5 hours and you will stay overnight at a lodge in Phakding.

Day 03:

Trek to Namche Bazaar After breakfast, you will continue your trek to Namche Bazaar, which is located at an altitude of 3,440 meters. The trek will take around 6 hours, and you will pass through beautiful villages and stunning landscapes. Namche Bazaar is a popular trading hub in the region, and you will have the chance to explore the town and its markets. You will stay overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04:

Acclimatization day Today is an acclimatization day, and you will have the option to either visit the Everest View Hotel or explore the Khumjung/Khunde valley. You can also visit the National Park Museum, which is located in Namche Bazaar. This day is important to help your body adjust to the high altitude. You will stay overnight at the same lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05:

Trek to Tengboche After breakfast, you will trek to Tengboche, which is located at an altitude of 3,860 meters. The trek will take around 6 hours, and you will pass through beautiful rhododendron forests and small villages. Tengboche is famous for its monastery, which is the largest in the region. You will stay overnight at a lodge in Tengboche.

Day 06:

Trek to Dingboche After breakfast, you will continue your trek to Dingboche, which is located at an altitude of 4,410 meters. The trek will take around 7 hours, and you will pass through beautiful landscapes and stunning mountain views. You will stay overnight at a lodge in Dingboche.

Day 07:

Acclimatization day Today is another acclimatization day, and you will have the option to take a short excursion and climb up Narsyang top, which is located at an altitude of 4,967 meters. This will help your body adjust to the high altitude, and you will stay overnight at the same lodge in Dingboche.

Day 08:

Trek to Chhukung After breakfast, you will trek to Chhukung, which is located at an altitude of 4,730 meters. The trek will take around 5 hours, and you will pass through stunning mountain views and landscapes. You will stay overnight at a lodge in Chhukung.

Day 09:

Trek to Lobuche via Kongma La Pass Today is a challenging day as you will be climbing the Kongma La Pass, which is located at an altitude of 5,535 meters. You will then trek to Lobuche, which is located at an altitude of 4,970 meters. The trek will take around 8-9 hours, and you will stay overnight at a lodge in Lobuche.

Day 10:

After breakfast, you will trek for about 3 hours to Gorak Shep (5165m), which is the last settlement before reaching Everest Base Camp. After lunch, you will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. The trek to the base camp and back takes about 5 hours. The base camp, located at an altitude of 5380m, offers stunning views of the Khumbu Glacier and surrounding mountains. You will stay overnight at a lodge in Gorak Shep.

Day 11:

Today, you will wake up early and climb to the summit of Kalapatthar (5545m) to witness the breathtaking sunrise over Mount Everest and other peaks of the Himalayan range. The ascent takes about two hours, and the descent takes an hour. After breakfast, you will trek for about 4 hours to Dzongla (4830m) and stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 12:

Today, you will wake up early and cross the challenging Cho La Pass (5330m), which takes about 3 hours. After crossing the pass, you will trek for about 8 hours to reach Thangna (4700m), where you will stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 13:

After breakfast, you will trek for about 3 hours to Gokyo (4760m), a beautiful valley with stunning views of the Gokyo Lake and Glacier. After lunch, you can explore the surrounding area and take in the breathtaking views. You will stay overnight at a lodge in Gokyo.

Day 14:

Today, you will wake up early and climb to the summit of Gokyo Ri (5480m) to witness the stunning views of the Himalayan range. The ascent takes about two and a half hours, and the descent takes an hour. You will stay overnight at the same lodge in Gokyo.

Day 15:

Today, you will wake up early and cross the Renjo La Pass (5340m), which takes about 4 hours. After crossing the pass, you will trek for about 7-8 hours to reach Marulung (4300m), where you will stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 16:

After breakfast, you will trek for about 4 hours to Thame (3820m), a beautiful village that provides a glimpse into the traditional Sherpa way of life. You will explore the Thame valley and stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 17:

Today is the last day of trekking. After breakfast, you will trek for about 7 hours to reach Phakding (2620m), where you will stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 18:

Today, you will trek for about 4-5 hours to Lukla (2820m), where you will stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 19:

Early in the morning, you will take a 35-minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu, where you will be transferred to your hotel by a representative of Alpine Paradise Treks. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the vibrant city of Kathmandu.

Day 20:

A representative of Alpine Paradise Treks will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport by private vehicle, marking the end of the trek.

Included in the Everest Three Pass Trek by Alpine Paradise Treks and Expedition:

    • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
    • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
    • Three nights Accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
    • Trekking Guide and a proter (Sharing by two clients) with Insurance, food, accommodations.
    • Flight ticket for guide Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
    • Flight ticket for Clients Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with car and tour guide
    • First Aid kit.
    • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
    • Tims card (Trekking information management system) as like a permit.
    • Free Company‚Äôs duffel bag.
    • All needed official fee.

 

Not included in the Everest Three Pass Trek by Alpine Paradise Treks and Expedition:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees (25 USD)
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, Porters etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

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Equipment for Everest Three Pass Trek:

  1. Backpack: A comfortable and durable backpack with a capacity of at least 50-60 liters is necessary.
  2. Clothing: Warm and waterproof clothing is essential, including thermal layers, fleece jackets, down jackets, and a waterproof shell.
  3. Footwear: Good quality trekking shoes with a solid grip and a broken-in feel are important, along with a pair of warm socks.
  4. Sleeping gear: A good quality sleeping bag and sleeping mat are necessary for the trek.
  5. Headlamp: A headlamp with extra batteries is essential for early morning starts and navigating in the dark.
  6. Water bottle: A sturdy and leak-proof water bottle is important for staying hydrated.
  7. Sun protection: A wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and high-SPF sunblock are necessary for protection from the sun and glare.
  8. First aid kit: A personal first aid kit with basic supplies such as painkillers, blister care, and antibiotics is important.

FAQ for Everest Three Pass Trek:

  1. What is the difficulty level of the Everest Three Pass Trek?

The difficulty level of the Everest Three Pass Trek is considered challenging, and requires a good level of physical fitness and experience. The daily walking distances can range from 6-9 hours, and the trail includes steep climbs and descents over high mountain passes.

  1. What is the best time to go on the Everest Three Pass Trek?

The best time to go on the Everest Three Pass Trek is from September to November and from March to May, when the weather is clear and visibility is good. During the monsoon season (June to August), the trail can be slippery and visibility is reduced due to cloud cover.

  1. Can I go on the Everest Three Pass Trek without a guide?

While it is possible to go on the Everest Three Pass Trek without a guide, it is not recommended. A local guide can provide valuable information about the trail, help with logistics, and ensure a safe and enjoyable trek.

  1. How much does the Everest Three Pass Trek cost?

The cost of the Everest Three Pass Trek can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, the type of accommodation, and the services included.

  1. What kind of accommodation is available during the Everest Three Pass Trek?

Accommodation during the Everest Three Pass Trek is typically in teahouses, which are basic lodges that provide food and shelter. The teahouses range from basic to more comfortable, and it is possible to arrange for a room with a private bathroom in some of the more upscale lodges. In some of the more remote areas, camping may be necessary.