Everest Three High Passes Trek

Duration: 20 Days   |   Based on 1 Review   |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max Elevation: 5545m

The Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of the most challenging trek in the foothill of Himalayas. Here are 3 hard passes on the high elevations of Everest that go above the tree-lines; the Trip across the three passes will be a great chance to hike around the Everest high country areas.  An outing in this zone will give you some of the most mind blowing views you will have ever imagined. You will have incredible scenes of a range of mountains from real close, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Pumori, and Mt. Thamserku among other famous peaks. Similarly, you will get to pass through numerous glacier lakes. 

Trekking across the 3 passes has much rocky and sloppy countryside trails, but the beautiful settlements of Sherpa ethnic groups, who are famous for their spirit in climbing majestic mountains, with their welcoming nature more than makes up for the tough hiking in this region. Explore Buddhist monasteries located in the Khumbu region, the species of birds, flora and fauna, as you will pass through lush jungle and finally you will reach the top of the high hills. The 3-pass trails also pass through some well-developed routes, where you will have numerous places to haul up for some well earned rest, even though the trek by itself is challenging. 

Kongma La pass is somewhat a bit more difficult than the other passes. We enjoy a variety of experiences of the mountain views from Cho La, when we traverse the glaciated Cho La pass to Gokyo Lake. We explore the valley and hike up to Gokyo Ri to enjoy more excellent mountain views including another angle of Everest and many other well known mountains. The hike from Gokyo valley to Renjo La pass is also the most exciting among the 3 passes. When you reach the quiet beautiful village of Thame we take in its natural beauty and head towards Namche bazaar the next day.

The Everest Three High Passes route begins with a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip of Lukla. The trail follows the classic path along Phakding, continues along the Dudh Kosi Valley, Namche Bazaar, Chhukung, and Lobuche via Kongma La pass, Everest Base Camp, Cho La pass, Gokyo, Renjo La pass, Thame, Namche Bazaar, Monjo and straddles the Dudh Kosi River as you head back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

However, you need to be extremely fit and have the zest & zeal to tackle any possible challenges during the odyssey.  You can avail yourself of the best Trekking guides, Permits and all necessary equipment with Marvel Adventure for a trip of this kind. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries regarding this trek.

Highlights

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • An insight into the lives of  the Sherpas
  • Fascinating view of Khumbu Glacier and Ice fall
  • Glorious sunrise view from Kalapatthar
  • Stunning mountain views of Everest range
  • Crossing the three high passes viz. Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
  • Day 03Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
  • Day 04Trek to Namche Bazzar
  • Day 05Acclimatization day at Namche
  • Day 06Trek to Tengboche
  • Day 07Trek to Dingboche
  • Day 08Trek to Chukkung
  • Day 09Chukkung to Lobuche via Kongma La pass
  • Day 10Trek to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp
  • Day 11Hike to Kalapatthar and Trek to Dzongla
  • Day 12Cross Cho La pass and Trek down to Dragnak
  • Day 13Trek from Dragnak to Gokyo
  • Day 14Gokyo to Gokyo Ri and explore for a day
  • Day 15Gokyo to Lungden via Renjo La Pass
  • Day 16Trek to Thame village
  • Day 17Trek down to Namche
  • Day 18Trek down to Lukla
  • Day 19Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 20Final Departure back home
Detail Itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Government license holder guide 
  • Stong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
  •  TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • All the government and local taxes
  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
  • All the expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
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Useful Information

1. Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5600 meters of altitude.

2. Packing List

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
  • Hat/Cap
  • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
  • Fleece/Sweater
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Warm Gloves
  • Hiking Boots
  • 3-4 pairs of socks
  • Day pack (30-40 liters)
  • Torch light
  • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
  • Small Hand Towel
  • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

3. Guide and Porter

We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

4. Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

  • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
  • Insomnia
  • Shortness of breath upon exertion
  • Nosebleed
  • Persistent rapid pulse
  • Drowsiness
  • General malaise

Prevention:

Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

Testimonials

  • Tboomful
    Tboomful, United States

    Professional, safe trekking with an experienced guide

    Back in April we did a two-week trek with Nir to EBC, Chola Pass (the highlight for me) and Gokyo Lake. We had a group of mixed ages and fitness levels, and Nir managed our different needs well. He was organized and thorough: every night we debriefed about the day, he measured our oxygen levels (I didn't see any other guides doing this), and laid out the plan for the next morning. He ensured we got accommodation in our desired teahouses even at very busy times, made helpful suggestions on what to eat/ not eat, taught us card games and generally took excellent care of us. You can tell he's been at this a long time. Trekking in Nepal is an amazing experience I'd recommend to anyone, and doing it with Nir you know you'll be in great hands.

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