Everest Three Passes Trek chaperon you to the high Himalayan region for the best close-up view of the Mount Everest. Walking to the ‘king of all mountains’, which is an achievement in itself. The trail that was trace by Sir Edmund Hillary together, with Tenzing Norgay in 1953, captivates thousands of trekkers from all over the world. Everest Three Passes Trek bestows us with prodigious mountain panoramas; excellent hospitality of local Sherpa’s; Lush Himalaya’s flora, and unique faunas.
The trekking adventure commences with a thrilling flight to Lukla airport, which is also called the Tenzing Hillary airport. Then, we will move towards the shanks through the Dudh Koshi Valley as we get deeper inside the Khumbu Region. Surrounded by the magnificent soaring peaks, we will head towards Namche Bazaar, which is the capital of the Khumbu Sherpa’s. During the journey, We can witness mountain peaks such as Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m), and Mt. Lhotse (8,501m). Then, We will further climb towards three important passes of the Everest region.
Everest Three Pass Trek is among the world’s most recommended trekking trails. And as an adventure freak, you mustn’t hold it back.
• Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
• Chance to witness abundant flora and fauna
• Trekking to the foothill of majestic Everest, the world’s tallest mountain.
• Visit Sherpa Museum suited in Namche Bazaar
• Enjoy the stay in Sherpa and Tamang villages
• Hike through three important and adventurous passes of Khumbu region
• Visit many century-old Buddhist monasteries,
• Stunning views Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, Amadablam, and many other mountains
Where to meet:
We will meet upon your arrival at Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport.
Day to day Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival
We will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Then you shall be transferred to the hotel where you will spend two nights. During your leisure time, you will be visiting our office so that we could brief you about our program. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
Next morning, after enjoying your breakfast, we will visit Pashupatinath Temple, the center of Hindu pilgrimage. Then, we will visit Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and also enjoy the peace in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Durbar Square has many temples and monuments. On the way back to the hotel, you can do some shopping or explore the local areas. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840M) and trek to Phakding (2610M), 4 hrs,
After early morning breakfast, we will fly to Lukla. This 25 minutes’ scenic flight is a great adventure. Lukla airport is one of the most adventurous Airports in the whole world. If the weather is clear, we will get the spectacular views of the mountains ranges as we dive deep into the gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. From Lukla, we will begin our trek with the view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kwongde Range, and Kusum Kangaru (6367m). After a leisurely walk for a couple of hours, we will reach Phakding. Overnight in Phakding
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3440M), 6-7 hrs,
The path traces the Dudh Koshi valley to the north, passing through the oak and pines. After crossing the river twice by suspension bridges, we will arrive at the village of Monjo. Monjo is the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. After a slight climb to Jhorsalle, we can get a great view of Everest (8848m). Then the steep climb takes us to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar that blesses us with the stunning views and a comfortable night. Overnight in Namche
Day 05: Exploring/ Acclimatization day in Namche (3440M),
Today, we will rest and let our bodies acclimatize to the increasing altitude. We can also do some short hiking around the place. Namche Bazaar is beautiful settlements in the region that has a delightful Sherpa house. You will have full day leisure to stroll around the Namche market, enjoy the views, and climb small hills. Overnight in Namche
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860M), 5-6 hrs,
We commence our trek walking through the forest around the hillside that lies just above the Dudh Kosi River. After an hour of walk, we will reach Phungithanga. The trail then climbs past some prayer wheels and the forest as we look out for the sight of musk deer and Himalayan Thar. The scattered settlements indicated the start of the Tengboche, which offers an awe-inspiring view of Amadablam (6856m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m), Nuptse (7861m), and other Himalayan giants. During the evening, we will visit the Monastery at Tengboche, the largest and most celebrated one in the Khumbu region. Overnight in Tengboche
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410M), 5-6 hrs,
Early morning views of mountain ranges are spectacular in Tengboche. Today, we head further north towards Orsho. Then we will take the lower path that moves along the bank of the Imja Khola. The trails further pass through several mani walls, chortens, and small villages. Dingboche, the gateway to Chukung, has a beautiful array of fields that are enclosed by stone walls so that the farmers could protect the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. Overnight in Dingboche
Day 08: Trek to Chhukung (4730M), 5-6 hrs
Today’s walk is pleasant as we pass through the stone-walled fields. We take the path through Imja Khola to a land that is marked by glacier moraines. We walk slowly with the view of Ama Dablam on our right and Lhotse towers on the left. After 3 km, we reach Bibre and then to the village of reach Chhukung. There are glaciers all around the place. We can also hike to the rocky Chhukung Ri, which bestows the stunning views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Makalu, and other ranges including Baruntse. Overnight in Chhukung
Day 09: Acclimatization and exploring Chhukun-Ri (5550M)
Acclimatization in Chhukung is necessary before we climb Kongma La pass. That doesn’t mean we will remain inactive for the day. We climb the Chhukung Ri or base camp of Island Peak for the view of Lhotse and Amphu Lapcha (5780m pass) dominating the horizon in the south and Ama Dablam in the southwest. Overnight in Chhukung
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4910M) via Kongma-La Pass (5535M), 7-8 hrs
We commence walking from Chhukung in the early dawn. As we will have to conquer the highest pass, it’s going to be a tough walk. As we climb, we enjoy the remoteness of the region and the power of nature’s presence!!
Here, we can either climb the hill to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier or walk back down Bibre and trace a high trail above the Niyang Khola. Ascending along Niyang Khola valley, we will walk west to enter a wide basin that is dotted with small frozen lakes. After five hours of walk, we will get to enjoy the great views from the top. Then we will climb down to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche
Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep (5140M) via Everest Base Camp (5364M), 5-6 hrs,
We pass the pyramid sign post and move ahead towards the north ridge of Everest along with Mahalangur, Lingtern, Nuptse, etc. After a small ascent, we will reach Thangma Riju that offers a 360-degree panorama of snowy mountains. Climbing to the top through Changri glacier, we get the first glimpse of Kalapatthar. Once we land in Gorakshep, we will be all surrounded by the majestic snow-capped mountains. After a brief lunch, we will hike to Base Camp through Gorakshep Lake. We will enjoy the blessing of Nature for hours before getting back to Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorakshep
Day 12: Hike up to Kalapather (5550M) and then to Lobuche (4910M), 6-7 hrs,
Early morning views from Kalapather are heavenly. As we climb to Kalapather, we cannot stop appreciating Mother Nature. After the refreshing morning in Kalapather, we will climb down to Gorakshep. And then, we will trace our way back to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche
Day 13: Trek to Dzongla (4830M), 5-6 hrs,
Today is a short trek towards Dzongla as we cross several streams and curving roads. As we walk, we can witness the Pheriche village that is visible down in the distance. Also, we can see the mound in Chukpi Lhara and the lodges of Dugla. The vast Chola Lake that spreads below Mt. Cholatse is visible at this point. The lake stretch until we climb town to a wide basin. Overnight in Dzongla
Day 14: Trek to Taknak (5025M) via Cho-La Pass (5368M), 7-8 hrs,
Early morning, as we begin our walk, the prodigious sight of Cholatse looming over greets us. Today is one of the toughest days as we walk through a spur that extends westward from Dzongla. The path falls to a basin where we murmuring streams welcomes us. After an hour of walk, we will get ready to triumph on Cho – La. As we climb to the top, the view is captivating- Chola Lake appears bright and clear while the Ama Dablam presides over a mountain ranges on the south and the Cholatse soars on the west. Then we will descend to Taknak. Overnight in Taknak
Day 15: Trek to Gokyo (4750M), 5-6 hrs,
Today, it’s an easy and short walk to Gokyo. After breakfast, we will commence our trek from Taknak and move through the land that is mostly downhill. Then we will stop for lunch and further trek before we get to Gokyo.
Overnight in Gokyo
Day 16: Hike to Gokyo-Ri (5357M) and back to Gokyo
After days of hectic walk, today, we will just rest and chill out in Gokyo Valley. During the day, we will climb Gokyo Ri in order to enjoy the scene from the most beautiful viewpoint of the Everest Region. Also, there are six lakes in the Gokyo region, which shouldn’t be missed. Fourth lake i.e., Thonak Tsho and the fifth lake i.e. Ngozuma Tsho are the most beautiful ones. The views of Cho-Oyu, Everest, Gyachung Kang, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Makalu are just too beautiful. Overnight in Gokyo
Day 17: Trek to Lungdhen via Renjo-La (5360M), 5-6 hrs,
After a rest day in Gokyo, we are ready to climb the third pass. At the very dawn, we will trace our steep path towards Renjo-La. After 3 to 4 hours of walk, we get to Renjo La for the dazzling views of Himalayan vista as Everest itself, Cholatse, Taboche, and Lhotse. Then we will descend to Lungdhen, which can be hazardous due to the ice present in the way. Overnight in Lungdhen
Day 18: Trek to Namche (3440M), 5-6 hrs,
We will continue to trek down through the hillside that is blanketed by the tress of rhododendron and juniper. After crossing a few suspension bridges, we will reach the valley of Namche Bazaar. If we are lucky, we will witness the dense wildlife of Pheasants, Musk deer, Himalayan Griffons, and the wild goat. Overnight in Namche
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2840M), 5-6 hrs,
The steep descent from Namche Bazaar to Dudh Koshi is one of the hardest parts of the entire trek. Once we cross the high suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi, the route runs mostly level. We will pass through the forest with the distance view of snow-covered ranges before we arrive in Lukla. Overnight in Lukla
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu (1350M), 25 minutes,
Waving goodbye to the Khumbu region and our porters, we will take a flight back to Kathmandu. As far as the weather allows us, the fight is scheduled early morning. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 21: Departure
For the last day, we will drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule and wave you a final goodbye.
● Private transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport,
● Guided City Tour in Kathmandu by a Private Vehicle
● Kathmandu accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast
● Fly Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (Yourself & guide),
● Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
● Everest National Park Entry Permit,
● TIMS permit (Trekker’s info Management System),
● Teahouse-Lodge accommodation throughout the trek,
● Three meals on a daily basis whereas on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
● Experienced communicatory government license holder mountain trekking guide,
● Experienced mountain trekking porter,
● All program per itineraries on full board as per itinerary,
● Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance, and different facilities to employees throughout the trek,
● Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural Café/restaurant,
● Rescue arrangements,
● Local and government TAX-VAT etc.
● Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whereas in Kathmandu,
● Your travel/trekking insurance,
● International fare,
● Tips for trekking employees and driver (Tipping is expected),
● All types of alcoholic & soft drinks,
● Personal shopping, laundry, trekking instrumentation, etc.
● Nepal Entry Visa fee,
● Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, un wellness that aren’t beneath our management,
● Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu In- case of Early Arrival, Late Departure or Early Return from Trip (due to any reason) out of scheduled itinerary,
● Any different expenses that aren’t mentioned in “Trip Includes” section etc.
● Monument entrance fees while on a tour in Kathmandu (approx USD26 per person)
● The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes, etc.
● We have got other additional programs like Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultralight, Sightseeing, Jungle safari, etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.