Everest 3 Passes Circuit Trek without EBC 16 Days

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  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 40
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Trek difficulty Hard
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +14
  • Get up close to the famed and beautiful Himalayan Range
  • Challenge yourself trekking Renjo La pass and Cho La pass
  • Learn more about the culture and history of the Everest Region
  • Eat local meals and meet local people
This Everest 3 Passes trek without Everest Base Camp is the ultimate Everest Circuit trek meant for only truly adventurous trekkers! This challenging, high-altitude trail will lead you from Thame to Gokyo over Renjo La pass (5345m) and from Gokyo to base camp over Cho La pass (5420m) passing stunning mountain lakes, incredible glaciers, and astonishing views of the Himalayan giants. It is a shorter alternative to the 3-week long Everest 3-passes route that includes Everest Base Camp.

The trip includes an experienced, English-speaking guide and porter, all accommodations, and most meals, plus a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return. See the what's included and itinerary sections for more details.

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  • Easter
  • From Italy
  • On Sep 27 2020
5 - Excellent
Fantastic 3 passes trekking in Everest Region
“I couldnt recommend Alpine club of Himalaya more highly. Alpine club of Himalaya is focused on safety and comfort, both very important for safe trekking. Our trek leader Furi was amazing, always looking after us and very experienced. Really great value for money. In early November 2019 my partner, and a friend of ours did a 3 week trek over 3 passes. We always felt safe and looked after. Sujan organised everything very well for us, picking us up at the airport and helping sorting out any issues we had. He listened to our requests - It was freezing at night but Alpine provided the warmest coats and sleeping bags. The view were awesome and the sense of achievement was huge. Although I didnt enjoy the altitude,Furi kept me going and was always cheerful and supportive. Teahouses were good, weather was amazing and how we were luckiest people in the planet. Thanks to the Alpine club of Himalaya for organising such a wonderful trekking for us.”
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2651m)
  • Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3438m)
  • Day 4: Namche Bazaar: rest and acclimatization
  • Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)
  • Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m)
  • Day 7: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m)
  • Day 8: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m)
  • Day 9: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Gokyo (4800m) via Cho La pass
  • Day 11: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri tour 4th & 5th Gokyo
  • Day 12: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m) via Renjo La Pass
  • Day 13: Marlung to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
  • Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minute flight
  • Day 16: Final departure
  • All meals while on the trek and some others in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Airport/hotel pick ups and drops in private car/van
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (2 nights) including breakfast
  • All accommodation while trekking in tea houses with shared bathrooms
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and a porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) during the trek
  • National Park Permit and TIMS for Everest.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu to Lukla and return, including domestic flight departure taxes
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag for use while trekking (to be returned after the trek)
  • Kitbag and t-shirt for you
  • Nepal entry visa
  • International airfare and departure tax
  • Bar bills, laundry and other expenses of personal nature
  • Travel insurance including evacuation
  • 1 lunch in Kathmandu
  • Tips for local staffs, guides and porters
  • Extra expenses such as desserts, mineral water, hot shower costs, wi-fi, etc
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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