three high passes trek

Three High Passes Trek is one of most exhilarating experience in Himalaya of Nepal that offers exciting trekking adventure on popular Everest trail while exploring the treasure of Khumbu region.  It is one of most challenging trek in Everest that concerns in crossing 3 different high passes which are not counted as classical Everest trail- Renjo La (5,388m/17,513ft), Kongma La (5,535/18,159ft) and Cho La Pass (5,380m/17,650ft). This exotic trail introduces trekkers to the remote and off beaten route of Nangpa La Valley, the alpine Sherpa village of Marlung. As the trail goes through authentic village of Sherpa, trekkers can observe the traditional lifestyle of remote Himalayan people. In that sense, Three High Pass trek in Everest covers ultimate trekking experience along with cross-cultural privilege.

Three High Pass Trek in Everest takes a loop of Everest region covering all the major attractions from stunning Gokyo valley, remote and off beaten trail of high passes to spectacular Everest Base Camp and majestic Kalapatthar (5,545m), the highest point of the trek.

Everest Three High Pass Trek is an incredible fusion of stunning mountain scenery, high elevated ragged, beaten off trail and exclusive Sherpa culture. It is an ultimate mountain voyage especially designed for those seeking for sheer adventure, challenge and photographic moment throughout their venture. The trek is fascinated with consummate alpine beauty and no doubt, the majestic beauty of mighty peaks in the world. Trekkers have privilege to spectate massif Mt. Everest (8,848m) from different angle and the full body can be seen from Renjo-La and Gokyo-Ri. Other attractions features the incredible view of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse and myriad of neighboring peaks.

Though three high pass trekking in Everest is challenging, you don’t need technical climbing experience, any novice trekkers with good determination and fitness level can accomplish the task comfortably and successfully.

Day 01:

Arrival at Tribhuwan Internation Airport, Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to hotel by private vehicle

Day 02:

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley including UNSCEO designated world heritage sites and preparation for trek

Day 03:

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610) - 3/4 hours

Day 04:

Trek from Phakding to Namchebazzar (3,440m) – 5/6 hours

Day 05:

Acclimatization and exploration day at Namchebazzar

Day 06:

Trek from Namchebazaar to Thame (3,800m) – 4/5 hours

Day 07:

Trek from Thame to Lungdeng (4,600m) – 6/7 hours

Day 08:

Trek Lungdeng to Renjo La (5,465m) and to Gokyo Lake (4,800m) – 8/9 hours

Day 09:

Acclimatization and exploration day at Gokyo (4,800m)

Day 10:

Adventurous hike from Gokyo Valley to Gokyo Ri (5,330m) and trek to Thangnak (4,750m) – 7/8 hours

Day 11:

TreEk from Thangnak to Cho-la Pass (5,367m) to Dzongla (4,850m) – 5/6 hours

Day 12:

Trek from Dzongla to Gorakhshep (5,160m) – 5/6 hours

Day 13:

Trek from Gorakhshep to EBC (5,357m) and trek back to Gorakshep – 5/6 hours

Day 14:

Trek from Gorakhshep to Kalapatthar (5,545m) and trek all the way to Lobuche (4,910m) via Gorahshep – 6/7 hours

Day 15:

Trek from Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m) and trek down to Chhukung (4,730m) – 8/9 hours

Day 16:

Trek from Chhukung to Tyangboche (3,867m) – 4/5 hours

Day 17:

Trek from Tyangboche to Monjo (2,680m) – 5/6 hours

Day 18:

Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,800m) – 4/5 hours

Day 19:

Flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 20:

Enjoy leisure day at Kathmandu and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant

Day 21:

Transfer to airport for final departure

Cost Includes:

    • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3* category hotel with BB and All mountain accommodation in Soft, comfortable, twin sharing private room with shared toilet (Local lodges)
    • All airport transfers.
    • Domestic from Lukla to Kathmandu.
    • All airport taxes
    • All necessary paper work and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
    • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porter to carry luggage.
    •  Guide and porter salaries, insurance,
    • Trekking Equipments.
    • All government and local taxes

Cost exclusions:

    • Launch, Dinner or meals in trekking region.
    • Bottled drinks, Hot drinks, Boiled water or other Beverages.
    • All Personal expenses.
    • Hot Shower in Trekking region.
    • Travel insurance and Evacuation cost.
    • Tips (Not compulsory)
    • Items not included in Cost inclusions.
    • Costs due to Beyond Control conditions.
    • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
    Equipments  we need in trekking
    • Duffel or Shoulder straps bag or suitcase.
    • Warm wool or synthetic clothes , hat that covers your head and ears from cold during trek (only in winter season(January, February and December)
    1. Goggles for sunbeam dust and wind.
    2. A neck warmer  for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for winter season (January, February and December). Optional pair of  warm gloves (This is required if your are travelling in winter season  January, February and December).
    3. Woolen t-shirt for warmth.
    4. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (During in rainy season from June to September.
    5. 1 Pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), 1 Pair shorts.
    6. 2 Pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (During the trek in  winter January, February and December).
    7. 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
    8. 1 Pair light camping shoes or sneakers..
    9. 1 Pair sandals (Optional).

Frequently Asked Questions:


Do I need previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
If you are physically fit and have extra Exercise enough enthusiasm for the trip previous experience is not required.

Could I trek without a guide?
You could, the area is very safe and in most cases navigation is relatively easy-however with a guide you will get more out of the experience. Having someone with you that knows the local customs and language helps you interact with people you meet in remote villages, and shows that you respect their culture.

What will happen if I get sick on the trek?
Either you will get better, or if it seems serious we will evacuate you with Helicopter and will be taken to Hospital in Kathmandu where you’ll get excellent attention. Our crew is well versed in medical and emergency care and carry a reasonably comprehensive first aid kit.

What will happen if I get injured?
If it is serious (this has never happened). You will again be taken care by our staff. If evacuation is required, this will be arranged by Visit Nepal tour. It’s advised that if you have any personal doubts you should have evacuation insurance arranged. Nepal Tour Guide Team can advise you on this.

Will I get sick?
Not likely. The worst is you may get some diarrhea or temporary stomach upset. Please look our staying healthy during holiday topic for details. Follow the health advice given in our briefings during welcome dinner and you’ll be fine.

What is the food like on the trek?
Fantastic! If you haven't already tried Dal Bhat you are in for a treat - there is nothing better to fill that trekking appetite. Dal Bhat is the signature Nepali dish - rice and lentil soup served with two types of curried vegetables and pickles. It is on the menu in every tea-house on the trek. A nice breakfast specialty you might also want to try is Tibetan Gurung bread with honey. The mountain tea houses will also serve up more familiar western dishes like pizza, or muesli for the morning

Is there a problem with altitude sickness?
For our tours/treks below 4000m, there is little likelihood of being subject to altitude sickness, unless you are taking one of our more extreme adventure tours. Kathmandu rests at an altitude of only 1350-m (4430ft) and at this altitude there is no likelihood of altitude related sickness.

We’ll be advising you well in advance if altitude is an issue. Our tours/treks above 4000m do require acclimatization periods and any of our tours needing acclimatization has it built into the itinerary and that comes from 13 years of experience and the best medical advice... So don’t worry. If you want to know more about altitude sickness, please look the topic staying healthy.

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