Everest 3 Passes Circuit Trek without EBC 16 Days

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  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Trek difficulty Hard
  • Maximum altitude 5364 meters
  • 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.

Get out those trekking boots and let's go!
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Fantastic 3 passes trekking in Everest Region
5 - Excellent
  • Easter
  • From Italy
  • On Sep 27 2020
“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 much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

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