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Everest Three Passes Trek Package

Everest Three Passes Trek Package

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Three Passes

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Duration:
16 Days
Group size:
2-6
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Introduction Everest Three Passes Trek Package

The Everest Three Passes Trek is one of the most challenging and rewarding treks in the Everest region. This trek takes adventurers through three high mountain passes – Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La – offering an unparalleled experience of the Khumbu region’s landscapes and culture. This route is ideal for those seeking a comprehensive exploration of the Everest area, encompassing stunning views, remote valleys, and iconic peaks.

Highlights Everest Three Passes Trek Package

  • Kongma La Pass (5,535m): The highest of the three passes, offering incredible views of Makalu and the surrounding peaks.
  • Cho La Pass (5,420m): A challenging yet beautiful pass that connects the Gokyo Valley with the Everest Base Camp trail.
  • Renjo La Pass (5,360m): Provides stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, and the Gokyo Lakes.
  • Everest Base Camp: An iconic destination for trekkers worldwide.
  • Kala Patthar: Offers the best close-up views of Everest and the surrounding mountains.
  • Gokyo Lakes: A series of pristine turquoise lakes set in the high mountains.
  • Sherpa Culture: Experience the traditional lifestyle and hospitality of the Sherpa people.

Best Time to Everest Three Passes Trek

The best periods for the Everest Three Passes Trek are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These seasons provide the most stable weather conditions, clear skies, and spectacular views, making the trek more enjoyable and safer.

Packing List and Gear for Everest Three Passes Trek

  • Clothing: Base layers, trekking pants, insulated jacket, waterproof jacket, hat, gloves, and trekking boots
  • Gear: Backpack, sleeping bag, trekking poles, water purification tablets, and headlamp
  • Accessories: Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, first aid kit, and toiletries
  • Documents: Passport, trekking permits, and travel insurance details

Everest Three Passes Trek Cost

  • Solo Trekker: The cost typically ranges from $1,500 to $2,000, depending on the services and inclusions.
  • Group Trekkers: Costs can vary between $1,300 to $1,700 per person for a group of 4-6 trekkers. Larger groups might benefit from discounted rates.

Everest Three Passes Trek Package Itinerary

1

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft)

  • Activities: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel, and prepare for the trek.
  • Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu.
2

Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft)

  • Flight: 35 minutes.
  • Trek: 3-4 hours.
  • Highlights: Scenic flight to Lukla, trek through Dudh Koshi Valley.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Phakding.
3

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)

  • Trek: 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Cross suspension bridges, enter Sagarmatha National Park, first views of Everest.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
4

Day 4: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

  • Activities: Hike to Everest View Hotel or Khumjung, explore Namche Bazaar.
  • Highlights: Panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
5

Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft)

  • Trek: 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Visit Tengboche Monastery, views of Ama Dablam and Everest.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Tengboche.
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Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft)

  • Trek: 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Trek through rhododendron forests, and views of Island Peak.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Dingboche.
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Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

  • Activities: Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m/16,732ft) or Chukhung.
  • Highlights: Panoramic views of Makalu, Lhotse, and other peaks.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Dingboche.
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Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft) and cross Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18,159ft) to Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft)

  • Trek: 7-8 hours.
  • Highlights: Challenging Kongma La Pass, views of Nuptse and Lhotse.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Lobuche.
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Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170m/16,961ft) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft)

  • Trek: 7-8 hours.
  • Highlights: Reach Everest Base Camp, incredible views of Khumbu Icefall.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Gorak Shep.
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Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and trek to Dzongla (4,830m/15,846ft)

  • Trek: 7-8 hours.
  • Highlights: Sunrise from Kala Patthar, descend to Dzongla.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Dzongla.
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Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Gokyo (4,790m/15,715ft) via Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,782ft)

  • Trek: 7-8 hours.
  • Highlights: Cross Cho La Pass, stunning views of Gokyo Lakes.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Gokyo.
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Day 12: Acclimatization Day in Gokyo - Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357m/17,575ft)

  • Activities: Hike to Gokyo Ri for sunrise.
  • Highlights: Panoramic views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and the Gokyo Lakes.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Gokyo.
13

Day 13: Trek from Gokyo to Lungden (4,380m/14,370ft) via Renjo La Pass (5,360m/17,585ft)

  • Trek: 7-8 hours.
  • Highlights: Cross Renjo La Pass, stunning mountain scenery.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Lungden.
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Day 14: Trek from Lungden to Namche Bazaar

  • Trek: 6-7 hours.
  • Highlights: Descend through Thame, explore traditional Sherpa villages.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
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Day 15: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

  • Trek: 6-7 hours.
  • Highlights: Final trekking day, celebrate completion.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Lukla.
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Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Flight: 35 minutes.
  • Activities: Free day in Kathmandu, explore local markets and historical sites, and transfer to the airport for your departure if on a late flight.
  • Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu or departure.

Note

Our standard itinerary may change due to unpredictable events like flight delays, weather issues, natural disasters, new government rules, political situations, or health problems. We will adapt the trek accordingly and appreciate your cooperation and flexibility.

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What is Included Everest Three Passes Trek Package

Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla and back)
Accommodation in teahouses during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
Experienced and licensed trekking guide
Porters to carry luggage (with weight limits)
Sagarmatha National Park entry fee and TIMS card
First aid medical kit
Necessary trekking permits

What is Exclude Everest Three Passes Trek Package

International airfare
Nepal visa fees
Travel insurance
Personal trekking gear
Tips for guide and porters
Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu due to early return or late departure
Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, internet, etc.)
Snacks, beverages, and bottled water

FAQs About Everest Three Passes Trek Package

How hard is the 3 Passes Trek?

The Everest Three Passes Trek is considered very challenging. It requires high-altitude trekking with steep ascents and descents over three high passes. Physical fitness, acclimatization, and mental preparation are essential.

What is the Everest 3 Passes Trek?

The Everest Three Passes Trek is a route that takes trekkers over three major passes in the Everest region: Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La. It includes visits to Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and the Gokyo Lakes, providing a thorough exploration of the area.

How long is the Three High Passes Trek?

The trek typically spans 18-20 days, depending on the specific itinerary and pace of the trekker.

What is the Three Passes Route in Nepal?

The Three Passes Route in Nepal is a circuit trek in the Everest region that includes crossing the Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La passes. The route also encompasses key highlights such as Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and the Gokyo Lakes, making it one of the most comprehensive treks in the region.