Everest 3 Passes Trek takes us to some of the highest mountain passes of the world and is the ultimate trekking tour of the Everest region. The route leads us through the popular Everest trails as well as other hidden unique gems of the Khumbu/Everest region. On this challenging trekking adventure, we will cross the three rugged high passes in the region – Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5420m) and Renjo La (5340m). The Everest 3 Passes Trek is the ideal choice for the true mountain-adventurer looking for a challenging and thrilling trek in the mighty Khumbu/Everest region. Trekkers will have the spectacular and humbling feeling of being surrounded by 4 of the 14 highest mountains in the world as well as countless +7000m peaks. Due to the high altitude passes, the trek is physically demanding but we will be rewarded with properly some of the best mountain vistas in the entire world. At Nepal Trekking Experts, we love to challenge ourselves and The Everest 3 Passes Trek is an incomparable, epic journey and an unforgettable accomplishment to overcome!
The Everest 3 Passes trek has several options for departure, but the one we recommend in this case is from Kathmandu, from where trekkers will have an exciting flight in a Twin Otter plane to the mountain airstrip of Lukla, giving us a glimpse of the mighty mountains which we are going to conquer. From Lukla we will follow in the footsteps of renowned mountaineers and cross our first pass of Kongma La (5535m) before we move our way up to the Everest Base Camp (5364m). Exploring beautiful sun rise in the morning with 360 degree amazing Himalaya vistas from Kalapatthar (5545m) add extra valu on it. Instead of retracting down the same trail from where we came, we will now head towards our next challenge of crossing the remaining two high passes, offering us the true feeling of being on top of the world. The second of the three passes is Cho La, which we will cross before reaching Gokyo (4790m), one of the highest located settlements in the world. Gokyo is known for its sparkling, crystal clear blue and green lakes which comprise the highest fresh water lake-system in the world and is one of Nepal’s most memorable sights. Apart from the pristine lakes of Gokyo, we have the opportunity to hike our way up to the view point of Gokyi Ri (5360m) for a stunning sunrise and arguably the clearest view of Mt. Everest (8848m) and Makalu (8485m). We will encounter numerous stunning high-altitude lakes on our way as well as pristine and well-preserved Sherpa culture. After crossing our ultimate destination of the Renjo La, we will descend into one of the old trading routes to Tibet, the Thame Valley, before we reach the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and then head to Lukla.
Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Free day for trekking preparation and sightseeing around the valley.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m, 4 hrs)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6hrs)
Day 05: Acclimatize day and side trip around the Everest view hotel.
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m, 5 hrs)
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m, 5 hrs)
Day 08: Acclimatize day. Hike to Chhukung Ri 5550m
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m, via Kongma La(5535m, 8 hrs)
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorekshep(5180m,3hrs).Then after lunch hike to Everest Base Camp (5364m) & back to Gorekshep .
Day 11: Early morning hike to Kalapattar (5545m) to explore sunrise at the top of the world Everest. Then back to Gorekshep to have breakfast and trek to Dzongla (4830m, 5/6hrs)
Day 12: Dzongla to Dragnag/Thangna (4700m, 7 hrs) via crossing Cho La pass 5420m.
Day 13: Dragnag to Gokyo lakes (4790m,3 hrs)
Day 14: Hike to Gokyo RI(5483m) to explore one of the best view point in Everest region then back to Gokyo Lake.
Day 15: Gokyo to Lunde (4300m,7hrs) via crossing Renjo La 5340m.
Day 16: Lunde to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 5/6 hrs)
Day 17: Namche to Lukla (2800m, 7 hrs)
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 19: Leisure day
Day 20: Join with different program or Farewell
Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline.If you are not stisfied please feel free customize your own.
Welcome at Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Introduce about program then enjoy your first night in cultural city Kathmandu.
Free day for final trekking preparation and spend the way you prefer.
Kathmandu/Lukla(2840m) by flight then take Breakfast/lunch at Lukla and head to Phakding(2610m, 4/5hrs)
Today will be another crucial day of the trek to explore some mountain views including Everest and Edmen Hillary suspension Bridge.(3440m, 6hrs)
Acclimatization day. Take a hot breakfast then hike around Everest view Hotel to have first great view of Everest and enjoy with tea and coffee with highest point five star hotel in the world. If you also love to visit Khumjung which is known as hidden valley and you can explore Khumjung Monastery where you can see Yeti scalp.Then back to Namche for overnight.
Tengboche is known as one of the beautiful view point and you can visit biggest monastery of Khumbu region.Also you can explore ceremony at morning & evening in to monastery.(3860m,5/6hrs)
The trail will descend gradually via beautiful forest and cross the suspension bridge. Then gradually it will ascend to Pangboche and arrive at Sumare. Probably we might have lunch at Sumare then continue to Dingboche for overnight. Dingboche is one of quite big town and offer massive views of Amadablam, Lhotse, Island peak etc.
Hike to Chhukung or Chhukung Ri (can be discussed with guide) to capture the best scenery and better acclimatization.
After breakfast the trail will ascend gradually to Kongma La Pass 5535m where you can have spectacular views of Himalaya & Khumbu glacier. Then overnight in Lobuche.(7/8hrs,no more tea house in between Dingboche to Lobuche)
This is massive day of the entire trip. After walking 3 hrs from Lobuche then we will arrive in Gorakshep. After taking Lunch head to base camp of roof of the world(5364m) and back to Hotel for overnight.(5140m, 7hrs)
Early morning hike to Kalapatthar which means Black Rock (5545m, 2hrs) to have great view of sunrise, Roof of the world Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumari and many more 360 degree amazing Himalaya vistas around of you then back to hotel to have breakfast. After breakfast descend to Dzongla(4830m,5hrs) for overnight.
This is another amazing day of the trip. We will have stunning views of towering Himalaya from top of the Cho La(5420m) then descend to Dragna(4700m,7hrs) (no more tea house in between Dzongla to Dragnag)
We will cross some part of glacier to arrive in Gokyo. Gokyo is the one of the most beautiful town of entire trek. You might feel a small piece of paradise because of the crystal clear lakes and incredible Himalaya Vistas surroundings.
Early morning hike to Gokyo Ri for the best view of sun rise and the Everest including 360 degree snow caved white mountains.
Another massive day to cross the Renjo La and descend to Lunde. Ultimately Renjo La will offer significant views of panoramic Himalaya.
The trail will descend gradually and pass some local settlement and arrive Namche.
Same way back to Lukla
Take a breakfast and fly back to Kathmandu.
Back up day for international flight in case of irregular flight. If you fly on time then spend your day the way you wish.
Join with different adventure or farewell.
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|22 March, 2019||10 April, 2019||US $1390||Guaranteed|
|29 March, 2019||17 April, 2019||US $1390||Guaranteed|
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|12 April, 2019||01 May, 2019||US $1390||Guaranteed|
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|26 April, 2019||15 May, 2019||US $1390||Guaranteed|
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|10 May, 2019||29 May, 2019||US $1390||Guaranteed|
|17 May, 2019||05 June, 2019||US $1390||Guaranteed|
|24 May, 2019||12 June, 2019||US $1390||Guaranteed|
In September, I went to the Everest Three Passes Trek with Nepal Trekking Experts and my senior guide Bikram. To start with, from arriving at the airport in Kathmandu to dropping me off at the airport after the trek, I was delighted with Rajesh and his staff's superior service. Rajesh picked me up from the airport punctually and reliably. He welcomed me very warmly, so that I immediately felt comfortable. This feeling has continued over the next 2 days, when I was able to benefit from his real all-inclusive service. Everything necessary was perfectly organized in advance (pre-meeting, clearing up all questions, sleeping bag, duffel bag and including a sightseeing day in Kathmandu with a private driver and my guide because we could not fly to Lukla on the first scheduled day). To accompany me on my trek I got one of the most experienced guides of the agency, Bikram. Together with Sujit as a carrier we have formed a great trio. The trek itself was a unique experience and adventure. I highly recommend this route, which explores the entire Khumbu region. Passing the passes is challenging, but feasible for fit people. My guide Bikram has almost 20 years of trekking experience. He has a great knowledge of the country, people and culture and knows his way around the region perfectly. Together with my carrier, Bikram took perfect care of me, my well-being and also my health. Bikram picks out the best lodges and offers an all-round service for everything you need on the mountain. At any time I felt in good hands. In comparison to some other guides, I felt a clear class difference in terms of knowledge and experience, and I am glad that Rajesh has put one of his most experienced guides to my side. So I could not only enjoy the trek completely carefree, but also learned a lot about the country, people and culture. However, what I would like to add at this point: If you are looking for a pure entertainer as a guide, Bikram might not be the best choice, as he is a rather quiet, relaxing contemporary with a highly professional attitude towards all important things (in my opinion much more crucial and valuable). The weather in september was good, but not very good. The first week was much better than week two (though I would have expected this more otherwise). Good means, that in week one nice weather prevailed until about 11 o'clock, then many clouds drove into the valleys. In week one it rained only from the evening and at night, so this was no problem at all. In week 2, however, we had mostly only in the first two hours of the morning really good sky blue weather, then again and again it pulled very strong clouds and fog, so we were hiking the last 4 days in often miserable view for the majority of the day. For me this is an extremely crucial point as walking 2/3 of the day in fog isn’t what you are looking for when trekking in the Everest Region. Nevertheless, we had many magical and dreamlike moments and views of the 8,000m peaks around Everest, Lhotse and Manaslu. In addition, fantastic views of the beautiful mountains such as Ama Dablam, Pumori, Cholatse, Lobuche and many more. Going in pre-seasion has its advantages to really enjoy the nature and the area on many empty paths. For example, we were almost alone when we reached the EBC. Very beautiful! In my opinion trekking in the pre-season has its pros and cons and you have balance what is most important to you. Next time I'll take the hustle and bustle of the main season in order to have much better weather. Point # 2 (which I do really criticize, but I where I had more hopes): I first contacted Nepal Trekking Experts in December 2017. I, as a solo trekker, quickly chose the Everest Three Passes Trek as the route that suits me best. From the beginning I said that I would like to go with other trekkers in a small group for more fun, group interaction and many shared experiences. At the time Rajesh sounded that it will be very likely to find more trekkers, even though it's early in the season (same I heard from other trekkers who ended up going solo). Unfortunately up to my start no other trekker could be found. It is important to know that at the beginning of the season you have to be lucky enough to find like-minded trekkers, as there are not that many on the way. This is especially true for the Everest Three Passes, which is still very empty except for the EBC Trail section). Meaning, if going solo is no option for you, you have to either look for other travelers from the beginning or have some luck on the trek (which was the case for me for 2/3 of the time!). I just want to state that you cannot count on more trekkers joining your self-booked route. This is probably also due to the incredible number of available agencies which offer the same trekking routes. All in all, I can wholeheartedly recommend Nepal Trekking Experts and their offer 100%! Service, organization and the performance of all people involved, the value you get for your money is outstanding and is a clear USP in this highly competitive market. This also applies to Bikram as an incredibly experienced and professional guide! So if you are looking for a perfect well-rounded all-inclusive Trekking Agency, go with Nepal Trekking Experts! I am happy to have been traveling with them and look forward to next time!
I wholeheartedly recommend Nepal Trekking Experts. I completed a 15-day trek in mid-November 2017 with Nepal Trekking Experts and had an incredible and rewarding experience. When I originally searched for a trekking company, I emailed five different companies, only two of which responded. Rajesh was by far the most responsive and helpful of the two—the choice was obvious almost immediately. HIs support after my arrival in Kathmandu and at the end of the trek were fantastic (airport transportation, dinner at a local restaurant, walking tour of Thamel). My guide (Bikram) and porter (Rijan) were excellent as well. I am incredibly grateful for their support—they were excellent travel companions. Bikram kept me on track (starting with my arrival in Kathmandu), safe and informed, and he was always available when needed. Rijan was always where we needed him—he and Bikram were a great team. Also, Bikram's planning was outstanding. I can't say enough good things about the whole experience.
Organice el trek por Nepal totalmente por mi cuenta, buscando y preguntando en varias agencias a través de Internet. Finalmente, por cuestión de precios y recomendaciones de otros viajeros con los que coincidí en Groenlandia, me decidí por Rajesh... Y acerté. Planifique junto con Raj los sitios que quería ver de acuerdo a los días disponibles, aproximadamente el "Everest 3 passes trekking", pero aun así cuando quise adaptar algo sobre la marcha lo hicimos sin problemas. Hice el trek con Rabin, el hermano de Raj, y un porteador. Ambos buena gente. Todo fue rodado: los tea house donde dormíamos y cenábamos eran estupendos, cualquier problema se solucionaba de inmediato aunque realmente nada se pudo considerar un problema, había comunicación diaria entre Rabin y Raj, habilitaron las etapas para conseguir la mejor aclimatación posible... Técnicamente un trek perfecto, inolvidable. Pero ademas de las excelentes sensaciones del trek me quede con el trato con Rajesh. Llegar a su oficina y disfrutar de un café, de un par de cervezas o de algo de comida nepalí, picante como ella sola, mientras echas unas risas y charlas sobre el viaje, antes y después de hacerlo, es impagable. Como digo en el titulo de mi comentario: volveré a Nepal para subir el Mera Peak y lo haré con Raj.
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