Everest Three Passes Trek

Witnessing the majestic Mount Everest (8848m), the highest mountain in the world, up-close surely leaves one amazed. Everest Three Passes Trek is the ideal trek to get this experience first-hand. We trek through visually beautiful yet quite challenging Everest Region. In this 17 days adventure, we get to observe ethnic Sherpa community which is highly influenced by Buddhism. On our way up, we can explore beautiful Buddhist monasteries among the traditional Sherpa villages. 

We begin and end the trip from Kathmandu. Average 6-7 hours trek is set up from Day 3 till Day 18 of Everest Three Passes Trek. Scaling our way up from Kathmandu (1300m), Everest Three Passes Trek takes you to Kalapatthar (5545m) which is the closest viewpoint to see towering Mount Everest. Our route includes Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,380m) and Renjo La (5,388m). Acclimatization days in between the trek really help you to get used to the altitude as you explore local life for the day. You can find yourself completely lost in the cultural lifestyle of Sherpas mixed with the stunning panoramic view of snow covered mountain ranges and freshwater lakes. Best season to experience fullest of what trip has to offer is March to May and September to December. Everest Three Passes Trek is sure to become your treasured memory.

Destination Unlimited is proud to accompany you during this Everest Three Passes Trek. You can fulfil your adventurous thrill without any doubt as you can trust us and be ensured about all your safety concerns. Our reliable and responsible guides are familiar with the area which makes the trip even easier. We will be pleased to be your acquaintance in any future treks and trips around Nepal.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m): 40 minutes flight; 3 - 4 hours trek
  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization
  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 08: Dingboche: acclimatization and rest
  • Day 09: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 6 – 7 hours
  • Day 10: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m), trek to Lobuche (4940m): 6 - 7 hours
  • Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m): 6-7 hours
  • Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m), then to Lobuche (4940 m): 8 - 9 hours
  • Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m): 3 - 4 hours
  • Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800m) via Cho La pass (5368m): 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours
  • Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m) via Renjo La Pass (5360m): 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 7 hours
  • Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight
  • Day 20: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) You’ll be received by our company’s employee upon landing and escorted to the reserved hotel. You are free to rest for the day or take an evening stroll to see the lifestyle of Kathmandu.
  • Day 02 :Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation Guided by our licensed guide, you’ll be taken to visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu which includes Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple (sacred Hindu temple).
  • Day 03 :Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m): 40 minutes flight; 3 - 4 hours trek We take a 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Landing in one of the most unique yet beautiful airports, we begin our 3-4 hours trek from Lukla to Phakding village.
  • Day 04 :Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5 - 6 hours Leaving the Phakding village behind, we move forward to Namche Bazaar. It takes about 5-6 hours for us to reach Namche Bazaar, otherwise known as Gateway to Everest.
  • Day 05 :Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization We take this day off from the trek and settle in Namche Bazaar itself for acclimatization. While here, you can go to weekly Tibetan wholesale market nearby selling cheap Chinese good and clothes.
  • Day 06 :Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m): 5 - 6 hours Moving on, we trek for about 5-6 hours from Namche Bazaar to reach Tengboche. Tengboche monastery itself is a culture rich site for visitors. Another place to look out for is the school in Khumjung Village established by Sir Edmund Hillary himself.
  • Day 07 :Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m): 5 - 6 hours We trek for almost 5-6 hours today to reach our destination Dingboche from Tengboche. Dingboche lies alongside river Imja and the walking through today’s trail itself makes you appreciate the beauty of this region even more.
  • Day 08 :Dingboche: acclimatization and rest We take the day off again in Dingboche for acclimatization as we have reached an elevation of 4360 meters. Dingboche has unique stone walls spreading kilometers covering entire Imja valley. You can expect absolute scenic beauty as we spend the day in the Himalayan (snow-capped mountain) landscape.
  • Day 09 :Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 6 – 7 hours For today, we trek from Dingboche to Chhukung which approximately takes us 6-7 hours. We further climb Chhukung Ri reaching an altitude of 5,546 meters.
  • Day 10 :Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m), trek to Lobuche (4940m): 6 - 7 hours We cross to the Kongma La pass but you need to be ready that in this trek, “pass” is considered challenging. After that, we trek to Lobuche with beautiful scenes which take about 6-7 hours.
  • Day 11 :Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m): 6-7 hours We move ahead from Lobuche trekking for 6-7 hours visiting Everest Base Camp by the end of the day making a stop at Gorak Shep. As we get closer to Mount Everest, other peaks like Nuptse, Cholatse, Lobuche, and Pumori can be seen in the background of Lobuche village.
  • Day 12 :Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m), then to Lobuche (4940 m): 8 - 9 hours Kala Patthar is the closest viewpoint to witness the soaring Mount Everest itself surrounded by more Himalayan Ranges. Today, we go from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and make Lobuche our last destination for the day by trekking for 8-9 hours.
  • Day 13 :Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m): 3 - 4 hours We trek for 3-4 hours from Lobuche to reach Dzongla. You can see the Cholatse Tsho lake along the way accompanied by clear blue and rocky trails among the mountains.
  • Day 14 :Trek to Gokyo (4800m) via Cho La pass (5368m): 7 - 8 hours We make it through second pass today as we trek to Gokyo from Dzongla via Cho La pass. This trek takes us 7-8 hours.
  • Day 15 :Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours It’s our rest day in Gokyo. We climb Gokyo Ri and tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes reflecting mighty mountains. We trek only for about 3-4 hours today.
  • Day 16 :Gokyo to Marlung (4210m) via Renjo La Pass (5360m): 7 - 8 hours Today includes a trek from Gokyo to Marlung via our final pass, Renjo La passes at an altitude of 5360 meters. This takes us just about 7-8 hours.
  • Day 17 :Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours We are now on our way back to Namche Bazaar from Marlung. We need to trek for 5-6 hours making it back to the homeland of Sherpas.
  • Day 18 :Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 7 hours This is our final trek day which requires us to trek for 6-7 hours to get back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. Filling our minds with final glimpses of stunning mountains and local villages, we make it back to Lukla.
  • Day 19 :Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight Taking our flight from Lukla airport located between vibrant green hills, we return back to the busy city of Kathmandu within 40 minutes.
  • Day 20 :Final Departure Hoping that you enjoyed this long trip to Nepal, we escort you back to the airport as you bid farewell to this culturally and naturally rich country.

Cost Includes

All airport transfers 
Accommodation in Kathmandu
Farewell Dinner
Tea-house Lodge during the Trekking
Experience, Government Licensed English-speaking Guide
Porters : 2 Member one porter
Domestic Airfare/ Ktm-Luckla-Ktm. Airport Tax
All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
 Every meals cup of tea or coffee
All Trekking permits and Necessary documents 
 Sleeping bag, Down Jacket( If Necessary) & Duffle bag by company
 Staff insurance, medication and equipment,
 First Aid Kit and Special Care
 Rescue arrangements for our clients
All Govt. and Local Taxes
Trekking Certificate from Destination Unlimited Treks
 

 

Cost Excludes

 International airfares
Travel/trekking insurance
Kathmandu sightseeing  Entrance fees
Nepal entry visa fees.
 Khumbu Tax Worth 20$
Mountain rescue charges or insurance
Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic) and Hot Drinks
Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
Additional food or drink on trek in addition to three standard meals
Personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc
Tips, Hot Showers
Which is not mentions in Cost Included Section.

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Key Information

  • Trip Cost US$ 1800
  • Trip Duration 20 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Max Altitude 5545m
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