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Everest Three High Pass Trek – is adventurous trekking to Everest region is very famous trekking offers dramatic views of several mighty Himalayan peaks. Additionally gives the real taste of highland life style with panoramic views of world’s highest mountain peaks, glaciers and hills.

Highlights of Everest Three High Pass Treks

  • Gentle trekking in the Everest National Park
  • Stay in comfort and style at Local trekking lodges
  • Watching dawn break over Mt Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Pumori, Nuptse, Thamsekhu
  • Discovering Nepali village life as you walk from lodge to lodge

Best Selling Trekking Packages in Everest Region

The Everest Three High Pass trek links the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek with three major high passes crossing. This high passes trek in the Himalayas is panned in anticlockwise direction by visiting the EBC first and crossing the passes on by one to reach the famous Gokyo Lake.

The Everest High Passes Trekking Route

From Lukla, this Everest High Passes trek leads to Namche Bazaar for a rest and acclimatization day; visit the Sherpa village of Khumjung. The eastern arm adds a trek up to Chhukhung for two acclimatization nights and add a walk to Chhukhung Ri or to the Island Peak Base Camp for views over and beyond the Lhotse and Ama Dablam glaciers.

Then conquer the Kongma La (5535m), en-route to Lobuche and Everest Base Camp. Return to Duglha and take the long route up the Cho La (5368m) and steep descent to Thangnak. Cross the Ngozumpa Glacier and head for Gokyo: and a rest day (climb Gokyo Ri for superb views of Nepal’s longest glacier and of Cho Oyo and the Everest group.

The western section includes the steep ascent to the Renjo La, some four hours above the lake for stupendous views of the valley and glacier below and numerous high ridges crowned by the Everest Group including the northwest face of Everest. The descent to Marulung faces new dramatic landscapes. Below this village, the trail joins an old Tibetan salt route and continues to Thame and then back to Namche Bazaar; and on to Lukla for your flight to Kathmandu.

Best Time for Everest High Pass Trekking

The Everest high pass trek is best in spring and autumn season of Nepal. The spring falls under the month of March to May and autumn falls under the months of September to December. In these months the weather is cool and easy for walking long days. Days are warm and no much rain.

Who Can Trek?

The trekking needs some previous experience of hiking in the high altitude. All the three passes are high about 5000 meters. Kongma La (5535m, Cho La (5368m) and  Renjo La Pass (5360 m) are the highlights of this trekking. Another highest point of this trekking is Kalapathar (5545m) from where you will enjoy the panoramic view of Mount Everest and other several peaks. The trekking route is less crowded and possible to trek clockwise and anticlockwise direction.

Our professional and experienced trekking guide will leads you in the adventure route of Everest 3 high pass in safe and comfortable way.

Day 1
Fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft) 35 minutes airstrip and 3-4 hrs trek.

The sharp early in the morning we will take the flight to Lukla (2827m). The flight time is about 40 minutes approx flying parallel to giant Himalayan Mountains bordering Nepal and China (Tibet). After the exciting mountain flight we will land at the runway built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. While our staff crew sort and load trekking equipment we will explore the beautiful Sherpa village. Around afternoon we will head star our trek by descend through Dudh Kosi River and we will join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m) at Thalsharoa (2680m). As it the starting point of the trekking so, trail is easy. Then we will pass through the many small village like, chheplung, Thadokoshi goon, Nurning ,chhuthaea, Dukdingma(2492m), then to the Phakding. wher we will have the night stay

Day 2
Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft), 6-7 hrs

On our second day of trek, we will head to Naamche bazaar, which is capital of Khumbu region. On our way to Naamche, we will cross the Dudhkoshi River 5 times on thrilling suspension bridges. Then, we will continue our climb, which will bring you to Jorsale. From there, it’s a two and a half hour ascent to Naamche, with two major viewpoints on your way. If you’re lucky, on a clear day, you can relish the hypnotic view of Everest. At Jorsale, you will enter Sagarmatha National park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where you’ll be required to verify your permits. After 5-6 hours of tough hiking, we’ll reach Naamche Bazaar where we have the night stay.

Day 3
Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar

After spending the night at the 480 household population we will got out to explore the capital fo the khumbu region. While exploring the namche bazaar we will get know that namche has the dense population of the Sherpa community. We will be fascinated by the cultural and the tradition of the wonderful Sherpa community. The whole day we will be exploring and preparing for the next day tougher trek.

Day 4
Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft), 5-6 hrs

After the two night and day staying at the Namche we gather and refresh the energy and head start our trek to Tangboche. From Namche we ascend through Kyangjuma. From kyangjuma we descend to Phunki Tenga then again ascend through steeply trail to Tangboche. Here we get to enjoy excellent views of Thamserku and AmaDablam (6856m) from the top.

Day 5
Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft), 5-6 hrs

Early morning, after breakfast we will move on to Dingboche (4410m). The air starts to become thin significantly from here. It’s approximately a 4 hour long trek to Dingboche. We head towards our ultimate goal, the Everest base camp. We cross the Imja valley and few Sherpa villages. We will spend the night here in Dingboche, and hike next day to Chhukung.

Day 6
Dingboche – Chhukung (4,730m/14,334ft), 3-4 hrs

After nourishing breakfast, we will continue our ascent, few hours walk to Chhukung (4760m), through stone walled fields and alpine landscape. The views are stupendous as we trek to head of Imja valley. While walking through the valley, Lhotse towers on our left and Ama Dablam on our right. We will spend the night here. Here, at Chhukung, we will rest or go for exploration. The point is to adapt to high climate to avoid Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). We might take an opportunity to hike to the rocky knoll of Chhukung Ri at 5546m, which offers stunning views of Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu and several others including Baruntse. We will have the Overnight stay in Chhukung at Lodge

Day 7
Rest and acclimatization day in chhukung

A scheduled second rest day for better acclimatization in Chhukung is strongly recommended before setting off for the pass. However, we are not supposed to stay inactive. The view from Chhukung and further up the valley on the moraines towards Island Peak (6189 m) are tremendous. We grasp this opportunity to climb to the Island Peak base camp (4970 m) along the Lhotse glacier, passing the bloated water of Imja Lake. The great south face of Lhotse towers above to the north, while Amphu Lapcha a (5845 m pass) and the immense fluted ice walls that flank it dominate the horizon to the south. To the southwest, the eastern face, of Ama Dablam provides an unusual view of this picturesque peak.

Overnight in Chhukung at Lodge

Day 8
Chhukung - Kongma La (5,535m/18,154ft) - Lobuche (4,940m/16,204ft), 9-10 hrs

After a well-deserved rest at Chhukung, we start at first light our way up to Lobuche early in the morning, after a healthy breakfast, of course. Here, on our way, we can see largest memorials in the Everest region, for the fallen heroes. The final descent is the most difficult stage of the trek today, upon climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. By the time we reach Lobuche, it will be late afternoon. We can either relax for tomorrow’s hike or explore the beautiful land. Here we will have the night stay.

Day 9
Lobuche-Gorak Shep (5,160m/17,000ft)-Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft)-Gorak Shep : 8-10 hrs

This challenging trek will take around 6-8 hours. From here altitude morning sickness may get severe so we have to be extra careful. The trekking distance will be around 15kms. After wholesome breakfast, we will head to Base camp, trekking through the rocky terrain alongside the Khumbu Glacier. Upon reaching their, you will have some time to enjoy the heavenly environment and take photographs. If you are trekking somewhere between March and May, you might get the chance to see all the commercial expeditions trying to reach the summit. After lunch, we will trek downhill to Gorakshep, and spend the night at a local guest house there.

Day 10
Gorak Shep - Kala Pathar (5,545m/18,192 ft) - Dzonglha (4,830m/15,850ft), 8-10 hrs

After the breakfast, we begin our trek to Kala Patthar, early in the morning in order to catch remarkable views of the first light of the sun shining on Mt. Everest. This is the highlight of the whole trip. Optimistically, the day starts with a cloudless sky. But we need to be prepared for trekking in the dark and cold temperature. The trek will be difficult as there is constantly a chance for cold winds which are quite common.After several hours of walking, we will be on the pinnacle of Kala Patthar.The summit of Kala Patter or “Black Rock” gives us the superb large views of Mt. Everest (8848m/29000ft) together with the whole spread of Khumbu Himalayas- really an awesome view of the very best mountain in the world. The lake stays with us over a long stretch until we descend to a wide basin. The trail climbs up a spur and descends steeply to another broad basin. After an hour walk transverse from the basin and shortly after crossing a wobbly bridge, we reach Dzonglha. Today we will have the Overnight in Dzonglha at Lodge

Day 11
Dzonglha-Cho La (5420m/17,778ft)-Thangnak (4,680m/15,350ft)-Gokyo (4,800m/15,580ft), 9-10 hrs

After breakfast, we begin our trekking towards Cho La Pass. The Cho Lo Pass is a gateway trek for the Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. After climbing the high and rough mountain, crossing the sacred,which lead us to summit of Cho La Pass. It is a charming, beautiful and simple despite the fact that the terrible climate and poor conditions can make this a difficult trek a few times. After we head towards Thagnak a small Sherpa village then the trail takes us to Gokyo. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we finally give rest to our tired body and have to spend the Overnight in Gokyo

Day 12
Rest and explore Gokyo Ri

Climb tough at the edge of Dudhkoshi river bank is GokyoRi. One of the routes leading to Everest Base camp, numerous trekkers picked Gokyo trail to explore region of Himalayas. It is dominatingly Buddhist region and one of the most amazing settlements in the world. You will witness mountain peaks; Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga, from the valley. Those with more time and energy can make a trip up the valley to another lake, marked with the name Ngazumpa on the maps, or even beyond to a fifth lake. There are several small peaks in this in this region that offer vantage points for the surrounding peaks and views of the Nangpa La, the old trade route into Tibet. That day we will have the another day Overnight in Gokyo . the same way of making the thing we could be really for the first time way of the really reserve for the same time we could be really blessed

Day 13
Gokyo - Renjo La (5345m/17532ft) - Marlung (4,210m/13,810ft}, 8-9 hrs

We start our treking early down from the Gokyo Valley, We leave the main trail and turn to Renjo La trail by Dudh Pokhari. After about 3 hours, we gain the Renjo La where a dazzling vista awaits. The Everest itself, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche can be seen shining in the sun. Views from Renjo La are much like that from Gokyo Ri with third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of Ngozumpa Glacier. Continuing on from the pass, the trail winds down a stone staircases and then scramble over loose scree to reach the south bank of a small lake, Angladumba Tsho. Presence of ice on the trail while descending down can make our descend a bit hazardous. Along the way we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. However, we walk down through narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde where there is a support Lodge but it can be closed often. We walk almost for an hour from Lumden (4350m) to get to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Kosi.

Overnight in Marlung at Lodge

Day 14
Marlung - Namche Bazzar (3,440 m/11,280 ft), 8-9 hours

Down from the Marulung we cross the Bhote Kosi and descend to Taranga. The trail then goes through the valley of Langmuche Khola. We climb down after crossing a bridge after then eventually reach Samde. The place offer breathtaking views. The path steeply descends down to Thamo village which hosts a monastery called Khari Goma which is a nunnery being home to some nuns and monks. After passing through a check post, we come to the world`s highest hydroelectric power station built on Austrian help. The project provides electricity to most parts of upper Khumbu. We reach small village of Phurte where there is Laudo monastery which is run by Kopan monastery of Bouddhanath in Kathmandu and is popular among the westerners for Buddhist study and meditation center. We eventually reach Namche again through some Gompas, colorful prayer flags, Mani walls and Chortens. This day we will spend overnight in Namche Bazaar at Lodge.

Day 15
Namche Bazzar - Lukla (2,780m/9,175ft), 7-8 hrs

We will descend through large suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. We follow the trail through Jorsale and back to Monjo. Then we will hike to Benkar through blue pine and rhododendron forest, with great views of KusumKangaru(6367m). then we will take lunch in Phakding and head towards Lukla and we will end our trekking after enjoying a hot shower! In the evening and a farewell dinner, followed by a few celebratory drinks and dancing with our teams.

Day 16
Lukla – Kathmandu by Air (1,300m/4,264ft), 35 minutes airstrip

Next morning we will wake up early to board our flight to Kathmandu. After landing in Kathmandu we will head straight to the hotel.

Price Includes

  • All government taxes and Everest National Park entry fees as well as local charge
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System). We need two photograph each for permit.
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides ((trained by Ministry of tourism), and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment’s, thiefood and accommodation).
  • 15 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipments
  • 16 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equpipments
  • Local taxes in Everest
  • 15 nights best Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Flight tickets: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu for guide.
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax) for
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag, down jacket/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • All necessary Domestic airport taxes.
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • PNT service charge and government taxes.

Price Exlude

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
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1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike. Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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Trip Reviews
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  1. Challenging my new elevation in Himalayan
    Ken26th December, 2018

    I’m Ken From Taiwan, a backpacker, a world traveler, Booked this 17days(12 days actual on trekking) package tour for my exploring in Nepal and challenging my new elevation in Himalayan, as solo traveler, I have more flixable schedule for my time in Nepal, my trekking itinerary was more like custom made to fit what I need, the package has included food and accommodation during the trekking , my guide Pasang has did his best service searching my accommodation through those big group in busy hotel/guest house every day, I can just enjoy the view and let them gide my trip. After trekking they also provided me information for my side trip to Pokhara In general I have great time in Nepal and definitely would love to visit aging in future.

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Trip Facts

  • Car and Plane
  • 2 Minimum - 10 Maximum
  • 5,364m Everest Base Camp
  • Moderate to Strenuous