‘enjoy thrill and adventure traversing three high passes of Khumbu in the shade Mt. Everest’
“Adventure of great thrill and excitement crossing over 5,400 m passes of Everest,
Walk of scenic delights with enjoyable scenery of high giant peaks of Khumbu area,
Grand views traversing from one pass to another around beautiful Khumbu valleys,
Glorious experience crossing Kongma la, Cho la and Renjo-la with Everest base camp,
Enjoy fabulous moments around far and remote corners of Nepal North Mid-East Himalaya,
An adventure that leads you to exciting time and witnessing impressive local cultures”.
Brief Trip Profile
Mode of Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu with local nice lodge on treks.
Trekking Grade: Adventurous to Challenging on snow condition.
Highest Spot: At Kalapathar 5,545 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m with Kongma-la 5,535 m, Cho-la 5,367 m and Renjo-la 5,365 m.
Walking Hours: Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 8 hrs treks
Activities: Guided tour, overland journey and scenic trekking.
Trekking duration: 16 Nights and 17 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
Total Trip: 20 Nights and 21 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Best Seasons for Everest Three High Passes Trekking
March to May and September to early December months of the year, best time of March to May when most days are clear for views and as well for pleasant walks with moderate temperatures and longer sunlight hours.
March to May with wild flowers in full bloom enjoy the scenery of mountains with bright and beautiful wild flower in season, especially rhododendron of various species from trees to bush of different colored flowers (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron).
March to May in late afternoon can be cloudy with chances of rain and snow sometimes during the walk around high altitude.
Mid September to early December in autumn /fall and pre winter another best months with clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 1,800 m high.
Sunlight is short during autumn and winter seasons but most of the morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks can expect snow around higher altitude and on passes.
People and Culture
High Khumbu area populated by Highlanders the Sherpa of Everest, interwoven with Buddhism religion and colorful culture and fascinating heritage life style where you can witness from Lukla onwards, villages festooned with religious symbols and monuments of prayer flags, decorated walls with spinning chiming bells.
Everest Three High Passes Trekking a dynamic adventure crossing over one of world highest passes within the shade of mighty Mt. Everest facing out most spectacular scenery of surrounding dramatic landscapes enclosed within high peaks.
Everest Three High Passes Trekking certainly fulfills one dream with adrenaline activities traversing from one scenic area of Khumbu to another beautiful place covering North East to West of Everest region all in the comfort of nice and warm cozy lodge to stay for overnights.
An adventure of great combination full of excitement and thrill on crossing over tallest spots above 5, 500 meters high passes in between giant peaks walking on glacier and moraines to cover all our main highlights of the journey with great experience.
Everest Three High Passes Trekking follows on scenic trail of Dudh Kosi River valley and gorge, after flying into Lukla, a gateway town for all adventure around high Khumbu area as walk proceeds past lovely looking farm villages inhabited by Sherpa the highlanders of Everest.
Walk leads into beautiful cool alpine woodland of tall rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, pines and silver fir trees to reach at famous Namche Bazaar known as the capital of Khumbu Sherpa an interesting place for rest days where one can explore impressive cultures of Sherpa the domain tribe of Nepal Mid East Himalaya.
From Namche Bazaar with pleasant time where walk leads on pleasant scenic trail with climb to beautiful Tengboche monastery encircled with array of peaks with views of Mt. Everest and magnificent Amadablam within forest surroundings.
At Tengboche with time to browse around its monastery of great interest along with excellent scenery of mountains, as walk follows beyond green vegetations and tree lines for arid and barren wide valley, where adventure leads to cross first high pass over Kongma-la.
After ample time to enjoy views and rest days and then traverse highest pass of the adventures to reach Everest Base Camp and stand beneath world number one Mt. Everest enjoying fabulous views of high mighty peaks with massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers.
Next adventure leads to climb on the highest spot at Kalapathar rocky hill top located above 5,545 m facing tremendous views of Everest and Pumori at close distance and then heading towards our second part of the adventure to cross over high Cho-la to reach beautiful and scenic Gokyo valley.
Gokyo Valley enclosed within series of high mountains overlooking views of Mt. Cho-Oyu the 6th world highest peaks that reflects on Gokyo glacial lakes, enjoying marvelous moments at Gokyo where walk leads to steep climb to complete our final last pass crossing Renjo-la.
On reaching on top Renjo-la enjoy glorious panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu with Mt. Cho-Oyu views of world’s four mighty peaks, from here on long downhill to reach at Thame village past Lungdhen situated close on route to Nangpa-la pass a border of Nepal and Tibet.
At Thame overnight in this nice quaint village quite different to other villages with main busy trekking trails, as this area west of Khumbu seldom ventured by trekkers enjoy visit of Thame Gompa the oldest monastery of high Khumbu.
From Thame heading back into green tree lines to reach at Namche and then at Lukla for scenic, short flight to Kathmandu where our fabulous adventure and great experience on Everest Three High Passes completes.
Short guide Line Itinerary
Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via various countries and airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu preparation for trek with options for tour.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins) and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.
Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and short hike.
Day 09: Trek to Chukung 4,740 m - 04 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m crossing Kongma-la Pass 5,535 m - 08 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m back at Gorakshep - 06 hrs.
Day 12: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Dzongla 4,830 m via - 05 hrs.
Day 13: Cross over Cho-la 5,367 m and descend to Thaknak 4,745 m - 07 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo main 3rd lakes 4,800 m - 04 hrs.
Day 15: Climb over Renjo-la 5,365 m and walk to Lungdhen 4,380 m- 07 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Thame 3,880 m via Marlung - 06 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 20: Spare extra day as contingency and for individual.
Day 21: International Departure to respective country.
As per Nepal Civil Aviation rules and norms where flight to Lukla from Kathmandu does not takes place, since last few months from March 2019 where flight operates from a town of Ramechap which is due east from Kathmandu.
To reach Ramechap takes 4-5 hrs drive on private vehicles and vice versa on the way back from Lukla also.