The Three Passes of Everest Trek
The adventure seekers and authenticicity, this is an ultimate trek, that will take you throgh the famous three passes of Everest , namely the Renjo La pass, the Cho La pass and the Kongma La pass.It is a trek with unparalled alpine beauty and without doubt the grandest mountain scenery on the world.The highlights of the trek include the Sherpa village of Khumjung, the pristine Gokyo lake, the breathtaking scenery fron the all these passes and the vist to Everest base camp.Unlike other treks in Everest region , this trek makes a loop , hence no tracing back of the route. The good thing about this trek is despite having to cross three passes , you do not require any technical climbing and any person with good fitness and previous trekking experience can complete the trek successfully.
Trip ItineraryDay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,800m.) and trek to Phakding (2,651m.). 2 ½ hrs
Day 03: Phakding - Namche Bazar (3,400m.). 5 hrs.
Day 04: Acclimatization and hiking to Everest View Hotel (3,900m.). 4-5 hrs
Day 05: Namche Bazar - Tengboche (3860m.) 5-6 hrs.
Day 06: Tengboche - Dingboche (4,260m.) 5-6 hrs.
Day 07: Dingboche rest for acclimatization.
Day 08: Dingboche to Chhukung (4,750m.) and climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 6–7 hrs.
Day 09: Ascent Kongma-La Pass (5,535m.), trek to Lobuche (4,910m.) 6-7 hrs.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,170m.) and visit Everest Base Camp (5,350m.) 6-7 hrs.
Day 11: Ascent Kala Pattar (5,545m.) then trek back to Lobuche (4,910m.) 8-9 hrs.
Day 12: Lobuche - Dzongla (4,830m.) 3-4 hrs.
Day 13: Dzongla - Cho-La Pass (5,368m.)- Gokyo Lake (4,790m.) 7-8 hrs.
Day 14: Ascent Gokyo Ri (5,357m.) descent to Gokyo Lake. 3-4 hrs.
Day 15: Gokyo Lake - Renjo-La Pass (5,360m.) - Marlung (4,210m.) 7-8 hrs.
Day 16: Marlung - Namche Bazar and O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
Day 17: Namche Bazar - Phakding. O/N at Teahouse Lodge. 6-7 hrs.
Day 18: Phakding - Lukla. O/N at Teahouse Lodge. 6-7 hrs.
Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight then transfer to Hotel.
Day 20: Kathmandu free.
Day 21: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.
Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.
Trip Date & Cost
- All land transportation by Car, Van and tourist Bus. (Airport/Hotel/Airport, trekking pick up and drop).
- 3 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis.
- 3 Major meals; B/L/D (by Lodge menu) and accommodation at best available teahouse lodge during the trek en-route.
- 1 English speaking trekking guide and necessary Porter. (1 Porter between 2 member)
- Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
- Per member 10 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
- Trekking Permit, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality and Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees.
- Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu with airport tax.
- Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
- All official taxes and service charge.
TREK COST DOESN’T INCLUDE:
- Personal transportation except above programs.
- Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
- Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
- Personal Nature expenses.
- Emergency evacuation (If incase).
- Drinks, except tea and coffee at cup system (if participants ordered in small/big pot while in trekking then guest must pay by themselves.
- Soup in Lunch, Drinking boiled water, Mineral Bottle Water, Coca Cola, Bar bills Hot shower and hot water bags for night to keep warm inside sleeping bag.
- Airfare: to & from your country.
- Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees.
- International airport departure taxes.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Tips for trekking crews.
Equipment for this trip.
The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek.
This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.
The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.
- 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek.)
- Duffel bag
- Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- Sun hat
- Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Neck warmer
- Liner gloves
- Heavier shell gloves
- Lightweight expedition thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
- Synthetic sports bras (For women)
Lower Body – Legs
- Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
- Nylon hiking shorts
- Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
- Water/windproof trousers
- Casual pants
- Liner socks
- Heavyweight socks
- Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
- Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
- Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
- Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
- Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
- Anti-infection ointments
- Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
- Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
- Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
- Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
- Water bottle/bladder
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
- Adjustable trekking poles
- Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
- Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
- Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
- Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.
Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.
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