Everest Three High Passes

Trip Duration

20 Days

Trip Grading

Strenuous

Max Altitude

5555m

Trip Mode

Tea House

Price

$ 2,210 pp

Starts at

Kathmandu

Ends at

Kathmandu

Best Time

September-December / Mar-June

Introduction

Everest Three high passes is a great option if you’d like a more challenging trek through the Everest region. The trek will will take you through the Gokyo valley, Gokyo lakes, Everest base camp and three passes above 5000m: Cho-la(5416m), Khongma-la(5535m), and Renjo-la (5360m). Along the way you will trek through many Sherpa villages where you can learn about the Sherpa mountain lifestyle, culture, traditions and history. All of the passes will allow you to enjoy the breathtaking scenic view of many Khumbu mountains from different angles including mt.Everest(8848m), my.Cho-you(8201m), mt.Lhotse(8516m),mt.Makalu(8573m), and as you explore the region you will pass many Buddhist stupas, mani walls, prayer wheels, and several Buddhist monasteries that encompass the spiritual values of the Khumbu inhabitants making it an amazing way to hike the foothills of the Himalayas.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) & stay at hotel in Thamel.

Day 2: Pre-trip meeting.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2850) to start the Everest 3 pass trek, 3hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4: Trek to Namche (3440m), 5hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 5: Acclimatization rest day. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6: Trek to Thame (3844m), 4-5hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 7: Trek to Lungden (4600m), 5hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 8: Rest day. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 9: Trek to Gokyo (4750m) via Renjola pass, 7hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 10: Early hike up to Gokyo-Ri (5357m),and Trek to Thangna (4500m), 5-6hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek to Zhongla (4800m) via Chola pass (5300m+), 7hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4930m), 3-4hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek to Gorak Shep (5180m) and explore Everest base camp (5364m), 7hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 14: Climb Kalapathar (5545m) and trek to Lobuche, 5hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 15: Trek to Chukung (4700m) via Kongmala pass (5535m), 7½ hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 16: Hike up to chhukung ri and Trek down to dingbuche (4410m). Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 17: Trek back to Namche, 7hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 18: Trek back to Lukla to end the Everest 3 passes trek, 6hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu after the Everest 3 passes and peaks trip, Overnight at Hotel.

Day 20: Three passes trek in Nepal end / airport transfers

When you book a trip through Beyond Base Camp Treks we require that you obtain a travel insurance policy. We recommend your insurance includes medical coverage for high altitude, emergency repatriation, trip cancellation and other travel mishaps (e.g. flight cancellations or delays, trip interruption, or loss of luggage and personal effects). The medical and emergency repatriation are compulsory for your trip. Medical care in the Himalayas is remote and the coverage in your insurance will ensure the best care and transport should an emergency arise. Altitude Sickness is a very real possibility, although our guides are trained to detect and help curb the effects, it is never a guarantee that you may not suffer some serious symptoms that require medical attentions.

Altitude sickness, also called Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS), is a group of general symptoms that are brought on by rapidly climbing or walking to a higher altitude too quickly. It happens because the body doesn’t have enough time to adapt to the lower air pressure and lower oxygen level in the air at high altitudes. Altitude sickness can affect anyone and does not discriminate by age, sex, or general health. We try to manage and minimize the effects of altitude sickness by building in acclimatization days during the treks above 3000m. Most people will experience some common effects of altitude including shortness of breathe and lightheadedness. Your trained guide will monitor you daily and it is important to be honest about any effects of altitude you may be feeling, signs of mountain sickness typically present with enough advanced notice that we can minimize severe symptoms.

There are three stages of AMS:
1) Normal AMS symptoms- expect but no worries
2) Mild AMS symptoms- Don’t go higher
3) Serious AMS symptoms- Decent immediate

Please Note: Also our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first-aid kit as well

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is an experience that you will soon not forget. The Lukla airport is unique because it is situated between two mountains and requires a skilled pilot to land safely. The planes are also small but do not let this frighten you, the flight is generally safe. Weather in the mountains is unpredictable and this may cause flight delays and cancellations. If this were to occur we will try our best to book you on the earliest flight the following day. On rare occasions the poor weather has caused delays for a few days up to a week. We recommend that you plan for a few extra days at the end of your trek to accommodate alternative travel that would include a two day trek to Salleri and then a 10 hour Jeep ride to Kathmandu. If this is not a suitable option due to time or desire you may also charter a helicopter from Lukla to Kathmandu. A helicopter charter typically costs $400 to $600 pp, although when demand increases and availability decreases the cost has been know to increase. The most cost effective way to charter a helicopter is to share amongst 5 or 6 people. If all seats are not occupied you will have to pay for the unused seats. As always, we will keep our fingers crossed for good weather and no delays!

  • Airport/hotel/airport pick up & drop.
  • Lodges, guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All your standard meals in the trek. (Breakfast,lunch & dinner).
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter to carry your luggage.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and medicine for all staff.
  • National park permit, Rural municipality ticket fee & TIMS permit.
  • Airfare from kathmandu – lukla – kathmandu including airport departure tax in kathmandu and lukla airport.
  • Farewell dinner in kathmandu.
  • 2 night hotel in kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Alchoholic drinks.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry Visa, which you can obtain upon your arrival at airport in Kathmandu. ( Tourist Visa with multiple entries for 15 day- USD$ 25, Tourist Visa with multiple entries for 30 to 90 days- USD$ 40/100. Need to bring 2 copies of your pp size photos)
  • Tips for trekking staff and drivers( tipping is always expected)

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