Everest Three Passes Trek
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- Trip Code:
- 19 Days
- Trip Level:
StrenuousVentures at this grade are 'Tough Treks' and must be fully supported. The altitude attained is between 3,500 to 5,000m. These treks also involve several nights stay above 4,000m. These are genuine expeditions where preparation and a willingness to 'rough it' are necessary. You must have be physically fit for this trek.
- Max Altitude:
- 5700 meter
- Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
- Start at:
- Kathmandu Airport
- End at:
- Kathmandu Airport
- Trip Route:
- Best Season:
- March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
Everest Three Passes Trek is a miraculous adventure to the Everest Base camp that crosses Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La with climbing of the three peaks of Gokyo Ri (5483m), Kalapathar (5545m) and Chukung (5550m).
●Crossing over the Three high altitude passes(Cho La, Kongma La, and Renjo La Pass)
●Mesmerizing views of the Khumbu Icefall
●Explore the ancient Sherpa culture, tradition and lifestyle
●Panoramic view of the world’s highest peak Mt.Everest(8,848m) and many more.
Everest Three Passes Trek offers panoramic views of the popular Himalayas and alluring Gokyo valley and also to explore the Khumbu region. Three Passes trek not only offers views of several 8000m peaks but also offers views of many peaks in 7000m including Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and many others. This trek grants a more charming and celestial appearance. Everest three pass trek is the charm with some adventures that will make an explicit place in your life which you will never forget. This trek is specially designed for those who are looking for adventures and challenging mountain cruise.
On three Passes trek, you will get an opportunity to explore ancient Sherpa’s cultures, traditions, and lifestyles. The trail passes through Sherpa village where you can observe Buddhist monasteries and monuments. Sagarmatha National park, home to a variety of wildlife which is the main highlight of this region. The main attraction of this trek is Everest Base camp, Kalapathar & Gokyo Ri for the amazing view of Everest and the overall Khumbu region. We are looking forward to taking you on this adventurous trek of a lifetime.
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Day:02-Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding(2,651m) Early in the morning, we take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes around 40-45 minutes. After landing, we meet up our crew members and after a brief introduction, our adventurous trek starts. We start a 3-4 hour trek to Phakding enjoying great scenery of local villages, rivers, bridges, stupas, and Himalayas. Overnight at Teahouse in Phakding.
Day:03-Phakding to Namche Bazzar(3,445m) After breakfast, we continue the trail along with the Dudh Koshi river crossing many suspension bridges via Sherpa villages, Benkar, Chimao, Monjo, and Jorsalle. At Jorsalle, we will enter Sagarmatha National park where we have to verify our permits. Continuing the trial through Dudh Koshi river then we climb steeply and cross the Hillary suspension bridge with the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse. About 3 hrs ascend through the pine forest we reach at Namche Bazaar, which is one of the tourist hubs in the Everest region. Overnight at Teahouse in Namche.
Day:04-Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar A scheduled rest day in Namche Bazaar. We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the prune off the air as well as short trek to national park headquarters to observe the out of the typical presentation of Sherpa culture & lifestyle. Today, we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From there, we can witness both the sunrise and sunset views over the brilliant panorama of Khumbu peaks and great scenery of Everest. Overnight at teahouse in Namche.
Day:05-Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3,800m) After breakfast, we continue our trek to Tengboche along the rushing frigid waters of Dudh Koshi with elegant views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam and close view of Thamserku and Kangtega. After crossing suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, we walk about 2hrs to reach Tengboche, which is famous for Tengboche Monastery one of the biggest and important monasteries of Khumbu region. It offers dazzling panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Kang Tega & Kongde Range. Overnight at Teahouse in Tengboche.
Day:06-Tengboche to Dingboche(4,415m) Today, we start our trek to Dingboche. From Tengboche, the trail drops down passing through some teahouses at Deboche and after a short period on easy trial, crosses another suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climb to Pangboche amongst of thousand groundnut stones. Our uphill trek continues in the valley and passes small Sherpa village. Then, the path drops in and out of the valley and then walk for some hours finally reach Dingboche. At Dingboche, amazing views of another snowcapped mountain like Lhotse, Island peak and Amadablam.
Day:07-Dingboche to Chukkung(4,730m) After breakfast early in the morning, we start our trek passing through stoned fields, alpine landscape, and Imja Khola valley before entering the surrounding of Himalayas. After walking about 3km, we reach yak herdsman place which is known as Bibre. Continuing our trial through icy streams to get a marvellous view of surrounding mountains: Lhotse, Amadablam and Amphu Labsa. About 30 min walk from Bibre we reach Chukkung. Overnight at Teahouse in Chukkung.
Day:08-Acclimatization day at Chukkung A scheduled second rest day for better acclimatization in Chukkung, which is strongly recommended before setting off for the pass. Chukkung Ri is the viewpoint of Chukkung. The Viewpoint can be reached after a few hours of the steep climb. From there, we can witness the fantastic views of mountains around the region and the close views of Mt. Lhotse which is a major highlight. Overnight at Teahouse in Chukkung.
Day:09-Chukkung to Kongma La pass(5,535m) to Lobuche(4,910m) Early in the morning after having breakfast, we begin our trek to reach the most important place of our entire trek Kongma La pass. We can select to go Lobuche via any of the possible trials either taking the path over a hill which is to the northwest of Chukkung over Nuptse glacier moraines or walking back to Bibre and trek on the path above Niyang Khola. The trail rises over loose debris gaining Kongma La after walking about 5 hrs. Pass is covered with a mausoleum and Buddhist prayer flag. The final descent is the most difficult stage of this trek to Lobuche. After, ascending the moraine, we turn north by Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche finally. Overnight at Teahouse in Lobuche.
Day:10-Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160m) to Everest Base Camp(5,364m) Today, we start our day by following the windy and rocky path with a peak of the north hill to Everest along with Pumori, Mahalangur, Khumbutse, Nuptse. There, we can view the 360-degree vista of snowcapped mountains after ascent to Thangma Riju. We continue alongside Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep, we can see the snow-capped mountains all around including the crown of the world, the Everest. Stop at Gorakshep for lunch after having lunch we take a trail to World’s highest Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp which offers a stunning view of Khumbu icefall. Treck back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Teahouse in Gorakshep.
Day:11-Gorakshep to Kalapathar(5,550m) to Dzonglha(4,830m) On this day, we begin with the walk to catch breathtaking views of gleaming Everest from Kalapathar. As we descend to Kalapathar, there we can witness the panoramic views of Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Changtse, Mt. Khumbutse and many more. Then, we trek down to Gorakshep and retrace down to Lobuche. After lunch, we then move along the Lobuche Khola downstream where, after a few hours we take a trail to right heading off towards, Dzonglha. Overnight at Teahouse in Dzonglha.
Day:12-Dzonglha to Cho La(5,420m) to Thagnak(4,700m) to Gokyo(4,800m) Early morning, we will wake up to observe the fascinating view of Cholatse. This day will be one of the hardest days of the trek. The trek begins as we transverse through Dzonghla across spur forests then descend to a basin. As we climb and gain height we can see the amazing scenery of Chola Lake and Ama Dablam. The final climb to Cho La will be a little complex as the trail bend round to Bergschrund. At the top of Cho La, we see the breathtaking views of magnificent peaks. We then descend to Thagnak which is almost easier unless the rock is lustrous by ice-making path dicey. Overnight at Teahouse in Thagnak.
Day:13-Rest and explore Gokyo Ri(5,360m) Early morning, This acclimatization day is a great opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri which offers the astounding views of Mt.Cho Oyu(8,180m), Mt.Lhotse(8,515m), Mt. Makalu and Mt. Everest (8,848m). Apart from these many more mountains of the Khumbu region can be viewed from Gokyo Ri, making it a popular viewpoint in the region. then, walk further into the valley to another lake, known as Ngozumpa or fifth lake. Trek back to Gokyo. Overnight at Teahouse in Gokyo.
Day:14- Gokyo to Lunden(4,300m) via Renjo La pass(5,345m) Early morning, we start the day by walking beside the Gokyo lake to reach the base of Renjo La pass, where our last adventure arduous climb to reach the top of Renjo La pass. After reaching the place it offers amazing views of the highest peak. Then, we descend towards few small ice ponds walking over rocky hill and on the grassy path with a long downhill to reach Lunden, a small confined spot which is on the route of Thame. Overnight at guesthouse in Lunden.
Day:15- Trek from Lunden to Thame(3,820m) Today, we start our day by affable and amiable walk after completing all three high passes of the adventure. Then, we descend to reach several Yak grazing areas and shelters of ranchers to reach the Bhote Koshi river coming from Tibet side at Marulung, a small farm village. Slowly walk leads on a good trial of few hours reaching the bizarre village of Thame. We visit interesting monastery one of the oldest around the Khumbu region in Thame. Overnight at guesthouse in Thame.
Day:16- Trek from Thame to Namche After breakfast in Thame, short and easy walk leaving broad Thame valley behind Thamo village. After Thamo back into greenery and tree lines as amiable walk which takes you back in Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
Day:17- Trek from Namche to Lukla After having breakfast, we continue the trek down a trail steeply descend down to the suspension bridge and then pass several Sherpa villages and most of the walking is through Dudh Koshi River valley and surroundings towards Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse in Lukla.
Day:18-Lukla to Kathmandu flight Early in the morning, we take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. As this will be your last day in Nepal, upon reaching in Kathmandu you can take rest or explore the city if you want to. There will be farewell dinner for you tonight organized by Himalayan Recreation Treks. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Final Departure Your trip to Nepal ends today. A representative of Himalayan Recreation Treks will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport before 3 hours of your scheduled flight for your return flight to your country.
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TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on our Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
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- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek – Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally don’t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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The highest and most adventurous marathon in the world, Mount Everest Marathon held every year from the base camp of Mt. Everest (8848m). The first successful ascent of Mt. Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on 29th May 1953, so popularly known as Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon. Not only about race, but it’s totally about having fun and experiencing the beautiful landscape, traversing through vibrant rhododendron forests, witnessing the highest mountain scenery, learning about the cultures and traditions and later on running through the spectacular homeland of Sherpa people from Everest Base camp close beneath the dramatic Khumbu icefall.
Take part in this audacious journey and revel in the exhilarating moment of your life. The thrilling journey begins with a scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway of the Khumbu region where the trekking adventure takes place to the Everest Base Camp. The trekking trail passes through the Sagarmatha National park, Namche Bazaar- famous Sherpa town, Dingboche, Tengboche Monastery – the oldest and biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. Enjoy all the way to the base camp alongside the glimmering sights of Himalayan peaks, exploring the charming Sherpa villages with their cultures, lifestyles, and hospitality, walking into colorful forests filled with rhododendron and pine, visiting the ancient monasteries. On reaching, leave your footprint around the vigorous tremendous peaks and observe the incredible scenery of Khumbu glacier and icefall. The most challenging part of the trek, Mount Everest Marathon 2022 starts from right there with a snow and ice trail together with a lot of rocky and exposed sections. Run through the highest glaciers and moraines around the tract of 10km. Follows the traditional route mostly downhill on the rough track and trails, through the stunning motherland of Sherpa people to the ultimate destination of Marathon, Namche Bazaar (3446m). In addition, Mount Everest Marathon 2022 is a complete blend of adventure, sights of the highest mountain ranges, outstanding cultures and natural wonders which do not fails to provide you with an amazing experience for a lifetime. The Mount Everest Marathon can only be done on May 29 every year.
Make this trip of yours one to commemorate in life by choosing us as your travel partner for an incredible experience in the wilderness Himalayas where comfort and satisfaction are the top priority. With us, you are guaranteed to get the best cost of Everest Marathon entry fee for 2022 and 2023 with experience and the most unforgettable trip in Nepal.
Relish in the wilderness of the Khumbu region and get miraculous lifetime experience through this ultimate adventure to Island peak, the most intriguing and challenging trekking peaks all over the world. The Island peak (6160m) popularly known as Imja Tse peak proffers the flabbergasting close-up views of Mt.Manaslu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and many other snowcapped pinnacles together with the mesmerizing glaring Khumbu region. Summit Island peak and leave awestruck with the surrounding natural wonders are to be unbelievable and indescribable.
The frantic trip will enthral you as it officially commences from Chhukung leads you to the small settlements and follows the trails through the moraine of massive Lhotse Glacier. Cross the Imja Tse river valley with a steep climb followed by a comfortable walk through the river. All the way to the Island Base camp, the rewarding views of Himalayas will amaze you and give power to summit the peak. Get trained for the peak climbing using ice axes and ropes as well walking on the surface of blue icy marvellous glaciers at the base camp before climbing Island peak. Climb Island peak and surround yourself with the magnificent views of Mt. Nuptse (7879m), Mt. Lhotse (8501m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Cho Polu (6734m), Mt. Makalu (8475m), Mt. Baruntse (7720m) and Lhotse Shar (8383m). The experience embracing in the galvanizing terminus with the overwhelming sights of highest mountain is worthwhile and it’s a journey to commemorate for a lifetime. In addition, the best season for climbing Island peak during the months of March to May and October to November.
Island peak climbing from Chhukung fulfils the dream of every dilettante and serious climbers, who have been striving the rouse of adventure in a limited time period. Join Himalayan Recreation to get an exhilarating experience in the midst of the Himalayas. Considering your time and comfort we have designed this itinerary and we are focusing to satisfy our valuable guests providing the best quality services.
Engage yourself with this short trekking to Chisapani Nagarkot, an ideal adventure for those with ardour for a stirring experience. The most popular trek, Nagarkot Chisapani overtures the splendid blend of cultural insights, natural grandeur, heritage sites and the magnificent views of snowcapped pinnacles. Travel through the majestic waterfalls, small villages, farmlands and lush green forests during this exciting adventure. Gain complete insights into different ethnic group people’s cultures and tradition.
The short and rewarding trip starts from the capital city Kathmandu. Endeavour into the Kathmandu valley to explore and to gain an understanding of the UNESCO heritage sites. Make your way to the religious heritage sites Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Onwards, a scenic drive takes you to the Sundarijal, famous for its scenic beauty and busy picnic spot offering the magnificent waterfalls. From there, the hiking adventure begins as you ascend through a stone-paved path leads to the entrance of Shivapuri national park. Follow the woodland trails passes through the Tamang settlements and forests of rhododendron and oak in order to reach Chisapani. Chisapani is a cultural mix settlement of Gurung, Sherpa and Brahmins. So, make sure to get some unique cultural acumen of different ethnic groups. Marvel as you get the astounding Himalayan scenery including Annapurna, Manaslu, Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa and many more. The journey makes way to another famous vantage point, Nagarkot traversing along with the beautiful charming villages and the forests area. Explore the hillside village and acquire skill in their cultures, tradition and lifestyles. Admire the impalpable views of the Mt. Everest together with the Annapurna ranges clearly. Enjoy the amazing views of entire Kathmandu valley- “city of temples” and Shivapuri National park from a top hill Nagarkot. Don’t miss the incredible sunset view from Nagarkot before heading back to Kathmandu.
Want to experience the amazing sights of mountains and the walk in the wilderness of nature but not have much time, then here is the perfect option, Chisapani Nagarkot trek. We have created the itinerary for the travellers who have limited time here in Nepal with the utmost care and looking forward to providing the best experience with the quality services during your holidays.