Everest Three High Passes is a very popular trekking destination in Sagarmatha National Park. The national park covers an area of 443 mi² (1,148km²), and is at the altitude of 2,845 to 8,848 m around Mount Everest. Trek to Everest Three passes is regarded as one of the challenging trips in the Everest region.You have the opportunity to pass through Kongma-La pass (5545 M), Cho La pass (5420 M) and Renjo-La pass (5446 M). You can enjoy incredible scenes and closed views of the majestic mountain on the Mount Everest Himalayan range, which includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Pumari, Mt. Thamserku and many others. Similarly, you will have amazing adventures on your way as you pass through numerous glaciers and lakes. You will also pass through rocky and sloppy hillside, the beautiful settlement of Sherpa ethnic groups who are famous for their valor in climbing majestic mountains, explore Buddhist monasteries located in the Khumbu region, the many different species of birds, flora and fauna as you go through lush jungle and finally, you will reach to the top of the high mountains. The trekking trail is a well-developed trekking route, where you will have many places for taking rest. Even though it is considered as a challenging trekking destination of Everest region, you can easily cross the passes with guide and porters as long as you are physically fit throughout the trek.
The three-passes trekking in Everest region begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and follows the classic trail along Phakding, Dudh Kosi Valley, Namche Bazaar, and subsequently, it makes through Dingboche, Chhukung Kongma-La pass, Lobuche and finally the trail takes you to Everest Base Camp. After the excursion around Khumbu glacier, you will return back to Gorakshep for overnight. You will have a side trip to Kalapathar in the early morning for beautiful views of sunrise over Mount Everest and surroundings. It is very cold, so you should wear warm, wind-proof clothes and gloves. After having breakfast, you will be heading towards Zongla and crossing Cho-La pass the next day right after waking up and go to the Thanak for overnight. You then need to continue walking to Gokyo via longest glacier of the Khumbu region. Please note that glacier changes its shape every year, so there is more than 80% chance that you will get lost on your way. You have a guide with you for the very reason. Every trekker can enjoy exploring Gokyo-Ri the next day. It is at the height of 5360 meters above from sea level. You can have many great views from different angles as you will have full day to explore Gokyo Lake. Next day, you need to prepare for Lungden which is at the distance of 5 hours of walking via Renjo-La pass from Gokyo Lake. It is the last best view point of three high passes trekking trail of Mount Everest region. Then you will decent to Thame village which is a hamlet in front of Mt. Kongde. The trekking trail takes you to the Namche village again. Then, you will descend towards Phakding and back to Lukla.
After celebrating the last night of the trekking at Lukla with your crew and promising to see each other, you will fly back to Kathmandu the next day. One of our representatives will pick you up from the domestic airport and drop you off to the Hotel.
You will have a free day after your arrival in Kathmandu. If you can spare a couple of days more, you can fully explore some historical monuments at Kathmandu durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar square and Patan Durbar Square, located inside Kathmandu Valley. On other hand, you may also go to Pokhara and Chitwan to enjoy great views and wildlife reserves. Feel free to let us know your interests and we will provide you with all the details you need to know.
Note: You can get mineral water to drink but we suggest you have an empty water bottle with you and use chlorine or iodine in a normal drinking water instead.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Three-passes trekking.
1) Do you have a pick-up and drop facility at the airport upon our arrival in Nepal?
Yes of course, we have airport representatives who will come to pick you up upon your arrival and drop you off on the day of departure at the airport.
2) Do I need the visa to travel in Nepal?
Yes, every nationality requires Visa except Indian citizens, in order to enter into Nepal. It is very easy to obtain the visa. You can apply for visa either in Nepali consulate office in your respective country or you can also get your visa when you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Nepal. Of course you need to have a valid passport, two passport size photos and bear the fixed charges for the visa.
3) Where do I apply to get my visa?
The best way to apply for a visa is at the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your country. Otherwise, you can also get it from Immigration office at the entry points upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.
4) Can I extend my visa in case I want to spend more days in Nepal?
Yes, you can extend your visa, as long as you wish to stay in Nepal with a fixed term extension of visa at the Department of Immigration in Nepal. You can visit the Immigration department in Kathmandu or in Pokhara and extend the visa for another 30 days. Visa charge is US$ 50/- more or less. The visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days’ visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, tourists cannot stay in Nepal under tourist visas for more than 150 increasing days.
5) How can I enter Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in South Asia. Several Airlines have direct and non-stop flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghai, Moscow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Karahi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa and Varanasi. Or you may travel overland from New Delhi, Bhutan and Tibet.
6) What kind of accommodation can I have during the trip?
We do have all sorts of hotels in Kathmandu, from non-stars to 5 stars’ hotels. We can book one as per your requirements and budget for you. But, during the trek, we provide you with a guest house which is called a tea house. Tea house is more like hotels with hot showers, western food and private rooms (twin sharing). In this arrangement, overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea houses (Lodges) and Lunch in local restaurants en-route. When you stay in local lodges you will be able to interact with the local communities.
7) What is the weight standard for my porter?
Well, it is in between 20 to 30kg. Two clients can hire one porter to carry the essential items needed for trek. Backpack weight of each client cannot be more than 15 kg as it will then exceed the weight standard. It is best to bring two backpacks with you. A day pack for yourself to carry your water bottle, favorite snack bars, and the bigger pack (duffel) which will be carried by the porter.
8) When is the best time to visit Nepal for trekking?
You can visit anytime around the year, but the best time for trekking, tour or mountaineering is considered to be from beginning of September to end of December and beginning of March to end of June. During January and February, we only recommend low altitude trekking areas (lower than 2000m) where you can have tours or jungle safaris because the weather at this time of year is very cold for higher altitude trekking.
9) What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Different kinds of equipment are required in different trekking routes, therefore, we request you to check the lists of equipment or email us so that we can let you know about the equipment we can arrange for you and ones you need to get from your respective country.
10) How long should I walk every day during the trek?
We expect to walk 4 to 5 hours every day. But, it depends on your walking speed as well. All our itineraries are flexible, so we can always rearrange our schedule as per your needs.
11) What kind of equipment do you provide?
We provide you sleeping bags and down jackets at Tea house / Lodge during your trek. For camping trek, we provide tents, mattress and kitchen equipment. All the items are of good quality. You can bring trekking shoes, trekking poles, your personal equipment and climbing equipment as you want. But remember that different kinds of equipment are required in different trekking routes. We request you to email us first.
12) How fit do I have to be for Trekking?
We do not say that you have to be a marathon runner or have proper training, but you better be healthy. Depending on your walking speed, we may have to trek for 4 to 5 hours including a short break and lunch break along the way.
13) When should I book my trek?
We suggest you book the trekking and tour six month earlier. Sometimes, the plane tickets for Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu may be sold out already and it may create problems. Therefore, book as early as you can so that we can arrange your domestic flight tickets, guide and porter in advance. We humbly request you to keep in touch frequently after booking.
We do book on your arrival as well but it will be on your own risks.
14) How do I book my trek?
You can book for tours or trekking from anywhere in the world. You can make booking easily online through our website. You can also contact our office by phone, by email or whatsApp at following numbers +977 9851033819. We suggest you to email us for further information if you are unsure of how to book the trip.
15) Do you accept a visa / Mastercard?
Yes, we do accept Mastercard, visa card and American express but you need to cover another 4% extra on your total amount for commission of Nepali bank. We have an ATM to withdraw a certain amount every day. You can withdraw Nepali rupees of same equivalent amount of US$ 300/- you need to consult with your bank before traveling to Nepal. But, cheque is not accepted.
16) Do we need to pay in advance?
Yes, please, we need 20% advance for booking confirmation including your copy of passport and a picture through mail. Please provide us a money transfer slip when paying for advance.
17) Is Wi-Fi available every day?
Well, yes Wi-Fi is available but on your request only. It is not free, and you need to pay. But every lodge has solar electric to recharge your Camera and mobile.
20 Days Everest Three High passes Outline Itinerary
Follow the Everest Three High Passes Trekking itinerary.
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuban International Airport (TIA) (1345 meters).
Day 02: Flight to Lukla - Trek to Phakding (2656m).
Day 03: Trek to Namche (3450m).
Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3867m).
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4240m).
Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche.
Day 08: Trek to Chhukung (4730m).
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche via Kongma- La pass (5820m).
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5184m), and Everest Base Camp (5364m).
Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5550m and trek down to Dzongla (3830m).
Day 12: Cross the Chola Pass (5420m), and trek to Thangnang (4700m).
Day 13: Trek to Gokyo (4790m).
Day 14: Explore Gokyo lake and Gokyo RI (5360m).
Day 15: Gokyo-Lumde (4380m), via Renjo-La pass (5360m).
Day 16: Lungden - Thame (3820m).
Day 17: Thame to Monjo - (2835m).
Day 18: Monjo to Lukla - (2840m).
Day 19: Morning Fly in to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Back to Sweet Home.
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Tailor-Made Trip and Departure
Everest Three High passes Trekking is an adventurous trip that begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We have some fixed departures for this trek according to the best trekking seasons. Despite that, we also organize the trekking on your suitable date. When you inform about the customize date and itinerary, we organize the best tailor-made trip for you.
When you are in Kathmandu, you can get from the standard to a five-star hotel. But During the trekking clean with basic accommodation lodges is available, which is also known as the tea houseBooundless Adventure arranges the lodge with basic facilities. Somewhere the internet and WIFI somewhere none, It is difficult to find luxury accommodations at a higher altitude over 4000 meters, but our team will organize you the best among them.
Normally, you can get mineral water at every single Tea house but you need to have camel bottle on your own to fill up boiled water, which you can get in the tea house. Another alternative is, filling from the stream or from hilly sources. You should use a purifying tablet or liquid to make it worth to drink.
Best Time for the tour
The best time to trekking is Spring (March to July ) and Autumn (September to December) The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although Nar Phu Valley trekking can be undertaken during the winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
We, the team of Boundless Adventure will organize the trekking trip with best arrangements. However, there can be some issues that are beyond our control. Heavy rainfall, snowing, avalanches and landslides can extend the trip in the lower altitude region of Annapurna, but it is very less probability.
Our team, Boundless Adventure is ready to assist you with trip service and providing authentic information at the time you need. If you need further information, please, do not hesitate to email us or call us on mobile and WhatsApp +977 9851033819
TIMS and Permit
Everest Three High passes Trekking is none restricted trekking area of Nepal. It is necessary to have TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) and Permit. It can be obtained once you provide passport's copy and photo for the trek. However, the original passport is needed with you all the time while you are a trek.