Everest Three High Passes Trekking

Trip Highlights:
A Unique trip designed by Wilderness Excursion. This Everest Three High Passes Circuit is our ´dream trip´ Everest trek and the best itinerary we can think of We have been leading Everest High Passes Trekking since last several years. Our trek is led by very professional Wilderness Excursion guides. You are fully supported and taken care and guided during your trek. We take special care of our porters. They are probably the best equipped and clothed in Nepal and well paid, no labor exploitation. You can take advantage of our comprehensive equipment hire service. Your kit bag is carried for you, so you only need carry a day pack. Prices include all permits

This ultimate Everest Three High Passes Trek is for those who seek for more wild and challenging holidays experience as it is more demanding and the longer route crossing through three high passes that are not on the regular Everest trail. These are the Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,420m) and the Renjo La (5,417m). You will also climb three hikng peaks; Gokyo Ri (5,360m) and Kala Pattar (5,54m) offer superb views of Everest, whilst Chukkung Ri (5,550m) is a lesser-known summit, tucked under the imposing Lhotse-Nuptse wall. This westerly approach to Everest provides amazing vistas of the world´s highest mountain and should be considered in particular, by the keen photographer or by those who want a tougher trek.

Our adventurous Everest Three High Passes Trek starts with an exciting mountain flight to the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla – a beautiful mountain town. We begin our hiking from here to Phakding on the first day and second day we trek to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital. We have a rest and acclimation day at Namche as it is vital to get acclimatized ourselves to adapt with high altitude. On the rest day we have option to hike to Khunde and Khumjung – a charming twin Sherpa Villages nestled bellow the Khumbila Rock and visit Everest View Hotel - the Five Star Hotel in the world´s highest place offering stunning views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Khangtega, Taboche Peak etc.

Our rest and exploration day at Namche is followed by the regular Everest Base Camp Trek route walking through the places of Tengboche; where we will visit region´s most active monastery, enjoy colorful landscapes, other Buddhist monasteries, prayers walls, manis and Dingboche in the land enclosed by the soaring peaks. At Dingboche, trail breaks off with main trail and we head up to Chhukung – a beautiful hamlet of Sherpa Village, we will climb Chhuking Ri on the acclimation day at Chhukung and overnight in Chhukung, also it is always recommended that "hike higher and sleep lower" helps you acclimatized. Then our first three passes, the Kongma La, is probably the toughest day, but your reward is stunning views of Makalu (8,485, the world´s fifth highest mountain) to the east. It is a leisurely descent to Labuche, where we rejoin classic Everest Base Camp Route, before climbing the famous view point of Kala Patthar, second of our three peaks.

Our trek to the view point of Kala Pathar is followed by the tough climb through Cho La pass that takes us to the cobalt-blue lakes at Gokyo. Here we trek our third peak; Gokyo Ri (5,360m). This is a lovely peak above the Gokyo Valley, with fabulous views of the Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Cholatse and many smaller snow-capped mountains. After enjoying awe inspiring views from Gokyo Ri and exploring Gokyo lakes, we make our way to the next great pass, the Renjo La. Making a night in Lungde or Marlung we follow a little of the route used for centuries by the Tibetan Traders via Nangpa La to get to Thame. Following the classical route, we drop down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu leaving behind our foot prints in the shadow of the Everest.

If you are a real adventurer seeking for more of a challenging trek crossing some of the most famous high passes in the world, you really need to consider Wilderness Excursion´s Everest High Passes Trek. If you are looking a slightly less adventurous than this involves suburb views of Gokyo Lakes along with Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, "Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes - 17 Days" would be ideal for us! Wilderness Excursion´s "Everest Base Camp - 16 Days" itinerary would be perfect for you if you are young, energetic, physically fit, and yearn to hike up to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar but will have a limited amount of time to trek. If you are a novice trekker and want some easier itinerary but want to visit the Everest Base Camp, Wilderness Excursion recommend for Everest Base Camp 17 days itinerary would be best option.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Join Kathmandu/1300m, Pick from airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing in UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla/2800m and Trek to Phakding/2610m. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar/3440m; 3 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 05: Acclimatization and rest day at Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Namche - Tengboche3870m; 5 hours. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche 4410m; 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 08: Dingboche – Chhukung/4730m, 2/3 hrs walk. And stay overnight in lodge.
Day 09: An acclimatization day in Chhukung. Stay overnight in same lodge.
Day 10: Chhukung– Kongma La Pass/5535m - Lobuche/4930m. Overnight in lodge
Day 11: Lobuche - Gorakshep/5160m; 2/3 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 12: Hike up to Kalapathr/5545m and trek to Dzonglha/4830m; 5-6 hrs. Overnight in lodge.
Day 13: Dzonglha – Chola/5420m – Thakna 4700m; 7-8 hrs walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 14: Thangnak - Gokyo 4750m/2-3 hours and hike to Fourth Lake. Stay overnihgt in lodge
Day 15: Rest or Excursion Day in Gokyo, Stay overnight in same lodge.
Day 16: Gokyo – Lungden; 4350m, 7-8 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 17: Lunden – Thame/3800m 3-4 hours. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 18: Thame - Namche Bazaar/3440m, 4/5 hours walk. Stay overnight in same lodge.
Day 19: Namche - Lukla/2800m, 6/7 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla, transfer to hotel. Rest and relax.
 

Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame and financial status. The trip price we have offered here is for minimum group size of two travelers. Single supplement cost is USD 250.00, so the cost will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size. Please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program. For your information Lukla flight is notorious for being delay problem of domestic flights to and from Kathmandu by few hours or canceled for a day or more rarely, it may happen even in top trekking season also as you know how climate changes effecting our world. So, please allow a couple of spare night/s in Kathmandu following your trek if possible.

Day 01: Join Kathmandu/1300
Arrival in Kathmandu from your home country, we will pick you up at International airport with free transport to selected hotel in the heart of Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Tour
Sightseeing with tour guide in Kathmandu Valley. You will visit the UNESCO listed several World Heritage Sites and your trekking permits are proceed on same day.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla/2800m and Trek to Phakding/2610m
Take exciting and adventurous flight of 35 minutes To Lukla from Kathmandu with beautiful views of landscape and snow capped mountains and start our trek to Phakding. It is pleasant walk of 3 hours today passing many Tibetan Buddhist prayer walls, monasteries and monuments. We have a tea or lunch trek on the way to Phakding. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar/3440m; 3 hours walk
After hot breakfast; we start our trek to Namche viaToktok, Benkar, Monjo and Jorsalle. After 3 hours hike passing many suspension bridges with good view of Mt. Thamserku and we should entry our  Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and will have lunch in Jorsalle. Then we start to climb steep up slowly passing high suspension bridge till Namche Bazaar which takes about 2 and half hour. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
As it is very important for the trekkers to schedule an ‘acclimatization day’ to acclimatize our body and to avoid AMS further up the trail. This never means we have to stop walking but it is always recommended to hike to higher elevation and sleep at lower so we can hike up to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains, walk to twin Sherpa village (Khumjung and Khunde)  and vist Sherpa museum or hang around at Namche Bazar. There are many hotels, lodges, restaurants, bars, cyber café, boutiques, souvenir shops and groceries at Namche. This place is nice to hang around. Stay over in lodge.

Day 06: Namche - Tengboche3870m; 5 hours

Trek continues to straight until reaching Kyanjuma and it takes about 1 & half hour walk and then the trail climbs down to the Dudh Kosi River and cross by suspension bridge. We can see a series of picturesque water driven prayer wheel. Then we will have lunch in Phungi Thengna. The steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village. Explore the region’s most active Buddhist monastery which is region’s most active monastery. The monks open Gompa at 4pm for the visitors and we can also visit sacred land exhibition center.  The views of the mountains are fabulous in the morning and evening. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche 4410m; 5-6 hours walk.
The trail continues through the Rhododendrons, birch and blue pine forests until reaching the suspension bridge near the Pangboche village which takes about 2 hours. Then we cross the bridge and we climb up gently steep trail until Pangboche village. We will have lunch break at Somare. After lunch the trail continues in the isolated pastures and fields till Orsho, left trail goes to Pheriche and right trail continues to Dingboche. Then we continue our trek to following the upstream of Imja Khola. Finally we arrive in Dingboche which takes about 2 hours. Now we have a good view of Amadablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Tawache, Tsolache, Lobuche and other peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 08: Dingboche – Chhukung/4730m, 2/3 hrs walk
After breakfast we set up for Chhukung. It is a short day today so we can trek leisurely. We can have stunning sun set view over Mt. Lhotse and Kwangde in south from Chhukung.  And stay overnight in lodge.

Day 09: An acclimatization day in Chhukung

It is strongly recommended before setting off for the Kongma La Pass. We can hike up to Chhukung Ri which is at the height of 5546 meter and 800 meter hike from the hotel. The mountain view is brilliant from there, return to same hotel, stay overnight in same lodge.

Day 10: Chhukung– Kongma La Pass/5535m - Lobuche/4930m, 7-9 hours walk.
To cross Kongma La in a single day, we start early morning. Carry plenty of water and snacks. There is no tea house facility between Chhukung and Labuche. You have an amazing view from top of the pass. Walk down to Labuche and stay overnight in lodge.

Day 11: Lobuche - Gorakshep/5160m; 2/3 hours walk.

After breakfast hot breakfast in the morning, we continue our trek in the left bank of Khumbu glacier and steep climb up till Changri glacier, and then short descend to reach Gorak shep. It takes about 2 and half hour. We take lunch break there, book room and dropped stuffs then hike to Everest Base Camp. Stay overnight in lodge.


Day 12: Hike up to Kalapathr/5545m and trek to Dzonglha/4830m; 5-6hours walk.
Early in the morning, hike up to Kala Pathar/5545m; meaning black stone. It is 400m ascends to Kala Pathar view point from hotel, takes max. 2 hours. Now the view is 360˙degreet view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lobuche peak and other peaks all around. There is also unobstructed view of sunrise and sunset. Then we walk down to hotel after breakfast continues our trek to Dzongla via Lobuche. It takes about 4 hours to Dzonglha from Gorakshep. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 13: Dzonglha – Chola/5420m – Thakna 4700m; 7-8 hours walk
We should take a heavy breakfast because there is not any tea shop between Dzonglha and Thakna. We have to carry some snacks, dry food, cookies and enough water. It is better to start to trek very early in the morning as it is windy at day time. Our guide or porter carries tea or hot water to keep you rehydrate on the way. It takes 7-8 hours to get to Thakna from Dzonglha via strenuous Chola Pass/5417m. Stay overnight in lodge. 

Day 14: Thangnak - Gokyo 4750m/2-3 hours and hike to Fourth Lake
After breakfast, the trail continues gently up and down by crossing Nzojumba glacier until reaching Gokyo which takes about 2 and half hour. Now you have a great view of Cho-Oyu and other peaks. You can see the second lake during the trail before reaching Gokyo. Gokyo Lake is third lake which is also known as Dudh Pokhari; meaning milk pond. You have lunch break and take rest. After lunch walk to fourth or fifth lake with your guide to explore. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 15: Rest or Excursion Day in Gokyo,
Hike up to Gokyo Peak or Gokyo Ri/5560m. About 2 hours climb up; for sun rise view and incredible mountain. The view is far better thanr Kala Pathar in your trekking. You have an excellent view of four of eight, eight-thousanders including Mt Everest/8848m, Mt. Lhotse/8510m, Mt. Makalu/8463, Cho Oyu/8153m, Pumori, Amadablam and other peaks. You have also unobstructed view of Sunrise from the top. Come back to hotel and stay there overnight.

Day 16: Gokyo – Lungden; 4350m, 7-8 hours walk.

Early in the morning, we start our trek to Lungden via Renjola Pass/5417m; last pass of 3 high passes in our trek. The is now tremendous from top of Renjo La. World’s highest peak Mt Everest/8848m, Mt. Lhotse/8510m, Mt. Makalu/8463, Cho Oyu/8153m, Amadablem  And many other peaks are seen.. Stay overnight at lodge

Day 17: Lunden – Thame/3800m 3-4 hours
We walk down to Thame village which is beautiful Sherpa village. It is an easy walk down to the village and we can explore the area upon reaching there.  Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 18: Thame - Namche Bazaar/3440m, 4/5 hours walk.
Trek to Namache from Thame. An easy walk of about four hours takes us to Namche Bazaar. You can treat yourself with bottle of beer. Yes you deserve it!  And hang around in Namche as your trek is about to end after one day.  Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 19: Namche - Lukla/2800m, 6/7 hours walk.

After breakfast set off to trek to Lukla via Jorsalle, Manjo, Phakding, Ght and Chhplung.  Hang around in Lukla Bazzar. There are bars, cyber café, banks, restaurants, curio shops and groceries. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 20: After hot breakfast at Lukla fly back to Kathmandu at around 8:30am, flight of 35 minutes to Kathmandu from Lukla.
 

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airports transfers by private car or van as per group volume
  • 3 Nights deluxe room in Hotel Radisson in Kathmandu with continental breakfast on double occupancy basis.
  • Clean and neat accommodation in mountain lodges during the trek on twin sharing basis.
  • 1 Government registered and well experienced fluent English speaking local guide.
  • 1 Sharing Sherpa porter between 2 clients to carry your main pack (weight limit 25 kg)
  • Assistant guide to support the guests and porters as per group size
  • Daily 3 times meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight (USD 336 per person)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Permit and TIMS Card.
  • Food, accommodation and salary of your guide and porters.
  • Insurance for guide and porters as per state low.
  • All local tax, vat, office service charge and domestic airport taxes etc.
  • 1 Complimentary Everest Trek map
  • Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese restaurant with live stage culture show.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Lunch & diiner in Kathmandu.
  • Guided city tour, we can arrange on guest request.
  • All the bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, battery charging and hot water during the trekking
  • Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls and laundry service.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Advance deposit transfer fee to book your trip.
  • Gratitude and tips for guide and porters.

Fixed Departure Dates

Start Dates End Dates Status  
12 Sep, 2017 02 Oct, 2017 Available Book
20 Sep, 2017 10 Oct, 2017 Available Book
04 Oct, 2017 24 Oct, 2017 Available Book

Trip Facts

Total Duration:
20 Days
Trek Duration:
17 Days
Difficulty
Strenuous
Group Size :
Min 2 Pax
Best Season:
Spring and autumn
Max. Altitude :
5560m
Accommodation:
Teahouse and Lodge
Transportation:
Domestic Flight
Trip Cost :
$1795

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