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  • Experience high adventure on the roof of the world
  • Tackle 3 passes Kangma La (5500 m), Cho-La (5320 m) and Reno-La (5400 m)
  • Explore the Himalayas, where it is said the mysterious yeti resides
  • Challenge yourself on this strenuous trip that requires previous experience
The land of the Khumbu region is the home of Mt. Everest as well as several other 8000+ meter mountains. It is also a land of amazing adventure. While the Everest region is definitely an adventure, there are those experiences in the Khumbu region very few people ever have. One of them is climbing the three high mountain passes of the Mt. Everest Base Camp - 3 Passes Adventure Trek! We are proud to be able to offer this amazing trip that features the ultimate of trekking adventure.

This trek takes you across three very high mountain passes: Kangma La (elev. 5500 m), Cho-La (elev. 5320 m) and Reno-La (elev. 5400 m). In addition, there is an opportunity to climb to the top of Mt. Kalapathar (elev. 5555 m). Much of this trek is in the wildest parts of the Himalayas where it is said the mysterious yeti resides. While you probably won’t see a yeti, you will see hardly any tourists either on this incredible journey.

The Mt. Everest Base Camp - 3 Passes Adventure Trek also includes some of the more popular places, including Everest Base Camp. There are spectacular monasteries, including the one at Tengboche, which features Mt. Everest as its backdrop. Enjoy the local hospitality at the administrative centre of Namche Bazar. Walk past terraced farms and through colourful stone villages. Sip tea with the Sherpa people and if you like, sample some of the local alcoholic drinks.

This adventurous and challenging trek is not for everyone! It is a strenuous trip that requires a special permit to enter the area. We highly recommend only trekkers with previous experience to join us. Are you up to the challenge?
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The excitement is electrifying as your plane touches down at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Once you’ve cleared passport control and picked up your luggage, you will be met by your personal representative of Buddha Treks & Expedition and taken to your hotel to relax after your long flight. There will be free time to explore around your hotel in the heart of Thamel, the tourist capital of Nepal.
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Use this day to recover from your jet lag or explore the Kathmandu Valley on your own. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley, one of which Kathmandu’s Durbar Square is just a short walk from your hotel.
4 hours Guest house
It’s a beautiful 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. The flight takes you over the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas. Once you land, pick up your backpack and begin the journey through the forests alongside of the Dudh Koshi River to reach the Sherpa village of Phakding. It’s a short day of trekking, around 4 hours. Once you check into your guest house for the night, you can explore the village.
6 hours Guest house
The journey continues today after breakfast. The trail descends a bit, follows the Bhote Koshi river and then you trek upward to enter Sagarmatha National Park. Today, enjoy your first glimpse of Mt. Everest as well as other snowcapped peaks. Today’s journey ends at the main village of Namche Bazaar, the administrative center of the Khumbu region. We will spend two nights at a tea house here in the village.
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The Khumbu/Everest region is known for its extreme elevations. It is necessary to take a day to allow our bodies to adjust to the thinner mountain air. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a real condition and can be fatal if its symptoms are ignored. We at Buddha Treks & Expedition know the symptoms, and the best way to prevent it is to take a day to adjust. It won’t be a day of just sitting around – we will explore Namche Bazaar with its colorful stone buildings and museum. There are many different shops to visit, or take an optional day hike toward Syangboche for a marvelous view of Mt. Everest.
6 hours Guest house
After a day of acclimatization, we’re off on the trek once more. The day begins with some easy walking and then we start to climb upwards to reach the village of Tengboche. Trekking time is around 4 – 5 hours. In the evening, we will visit the gompa at Tengboche, arriving in time for evening prayers with the monks. Overnight in a tea house.
5 hours Guest house
We start before breakfast, rising early to watch an amazing sunrise over Mt. Ama Dablam as the first rays of the effulgent sun shine upon Mt. Everest. We enjoy breakfast and then walk for around 90 minutes through some amazing scenery until we reach Pangboche. Everywhere we look we see snowcapped peaks and beautiful, green valleys below us. The mountain of the day is definitely Mt. Ama Dablam, who’s peak forms the incredible backdrop for Dingboche. We will stay two nights at a tea house in the village. Trekking time is around 4 -5 hours.
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We have climbed significantly in elevation over the last two days, and we need to allow our bodies to adjust to the even thinner mountain air at Dingboche. Today we can take some short hikes above the treeline to see the beautiful green Imja Khola Valley. You can admire the incredible engineering skills of the Sherpa people who have developed the terraced fields, creating level ground for farming in a place where level ground is scarce.
8 hours Guest house
Today we climb the first of our mountain passes: Kongma La (elev. 5500 m/18,045 ft.). The trek is steep as we climb upwards to reach the pass. The scenery is incredible as we look at the high ridges that show off the area. There are spectacular views of Mt. Pumori and Nuptse, as well as the Khumbu glacier. We proceed downhill to reach the village of Lobuche, nestled deep in the high peaks of the Everest region. In the evening we will spend the night in a tea house. Trekking time is 6 – 7 hours.
5 hours Guest house
Our journey is shorter today, but we are gaining in elevation. Our destination is Gorakshep, the final place to stay before reaching Everest Base Camp (EBC). The trail follows a rocky moraine. The vegetation here is low lying juniper bushes. Gorakshep is known for its stunning sunsets over the high Himalayas. From here, we can see the following mountains:
• Pumori (elev. 7,145 m)
• Lingtren (elev. 6,697 m)
• Nuptse (elev. 7,745 m)
• Everest (elev. 8,848 m)
Trekking time today is around four hours. Once you reach the tea house at Gorakshep, you can choose to relax or take an optional trip to climb Mt. Kalapathar for the finest view of Mt. Everest. Mt. Kalapathar is 5,549 m/18,204 ft. and is considered a trekking peak.
8 hours Guest house
Today we reach Everest Base Camp. Here expeditions to climb Mt. Everest begin and end. We will see climbers either departing for the climb or those who have successfully completed the ultimate climbing expedition. The journey takes us next to the Khumbu Glacier and across rocky moraines. If you didn’t try the Mt. Kalapathar climb, you can do it today if you so choose. We return to our tea house at Gorakshep for the night.
6 hours Guest house
We collect our backpacks and after breakfast set off once more on the trail. We are working our way toward the Gokyo Valley, a place known for its awesome alpine beauty. We are on our way, travelling beside the steep north face of Mt. Cholatse. All along the way are the most amazing views of the snow-capped peaks. Our destination is a tea house at Dhzongla Village, taking around 5 – 6 hours to reach.
6 hours Guest house
Today we climb our second-high pass. Cho-La Pass is 5320 meters/17,454 and separates the Everest watershed from Mt. Cho-Oyo. This second mountain is the 6th highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,201 meters. It has recently become a popular climbing peak and is considered the easiest to climb of the 14 8000+ meter peaks in the world. It is a majestic mountain to behold. When we reach the top of Cho-La Pass, we will see a new set of mountains as well as new glaciers. From there, we drop into the Gokyo Valley with its turquoise mountain lakes. Our destination is a small Sherpa village known as Thangnak where we will find lodging in a small tea house.
4 hours Guest house
Gokyo is the main village in this very picturesque valley in eastern Nepal. Here we find several beautiful lakes and can see Siberian ducks swimming in ice-cold waters. It is a shorter walk today, around 4 – 5 hours to reach Gokyo. In the late afternoon, we can view an amazing sunset from Mt. Gokyo Ri (elev. 5400 m) or simply relax after climbing Cho-La Pass the day before. We will spend two nights in Gokyo village.
4 hours Guest house
It seems like everyone wants to go to EBC, but once they discover Gokyo, it quickly becomes their favorite place in the Everest region. From here, you can see four 8000+ meter peaks when we ascend to the top of Mt. Gokyo Ri. There are many other major peaks, plus hundreds of mountains that don’t even have a name capped with snow. If you climbed Gokyo Ri the day before, you can take time to explore the Gokyo lakes as well as to walk about this picturesque village. One sight not to miss is Ngazumpa Glacier, the largest in Nepal. It’s your day to discover the mystery and beauty of Gokyo and its amazing valley!
6 hours Guest house
To leave the Gokyo Valley, we must cross our final high-altitude pass: Renjo-La. It’s our second highest pass at 5400 meters. Renjo-La is a challenging pass with incredible views of not only the snowcapped mountains, but also Tibet to the north. This was the traditional route for ancient traders going to and from Tibet, with their wooly yaks laden with goods. It will take us around 6 – 7 hours to reach our tea house at the little village of Langden.
5 hours Guest house
We are now on our return trip, and our journey returns below the tree line. We see dense forests once more with pine and rhododendron with monkeys playing in the trees. Our destination is the colourful village of Namche Bazaar. It is about a 5 – 6-hour journey, giving us time to do any last-minute shopping for local handicrafts. There are bakeries and restaurants here in Namche Bazaar, so if you’re tired of your daily dhal bhat for dinner, you can find some different entrees this evening!
6 hours Guest house
It’s our last day of trekking as we make our way to Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu region. We pass through forests as well as follow along the Dudh Koshi River part of the day. The journey will take us around 7 -8 hours. We will spend our final night in the Khumbu region at a tea house, where we can celebrate the conclusion of a very adventurous trek across three high passes!
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We rise early and catch our flight back to Kathmandu. We relax on the 40-minute flight back to the capital city, enjoying the amazing views of the mighty Himalayas below. Upon landing, you will be taken to your hotel to rest or explore around the city. Take a hot shower, take a nap and enjoy the wide selection of menu choices that can be found in Kathmandu.
3 Star Hotel
Sometimes the weather at Lukla will force authorities to close the airport for a day. We always build in an extra day just in case this happens. Today is a free day, and you can explore the amazing Kathmandu Valley with its seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can even walk to two of them from your hotel in the Thamel region of Kathmandu. Spend your final day enjoying all Kathmandu has to offer.
The Mt. Everest Base Camp - 3 Adventures Passes Trek has now come to an end. It’s a bittersweet moment as your personal representative of Buddha Treks & Expedition takes you to the airport to catch your flight to your next destination. Before leaving, be sure to talk about other trips into the Himalayas. Buddha Treks & Expedition can help you plan your next trip not only to Nepal, but also India, Tibet and Bhutan. Most visitors to Nepal make multiple return trips to this amazing land. And why not? There is just something about the Himalayas that calls the soul to return again and again.
what’s included
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • 4 nights accommodation in a standard Kathmandu hotel (breakfast included)
  • Flight ticket Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • 16 nights accommodation in basic teahouses during trekking
  • Meals during trekking: breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee
  • Professional English speaking trekking guide
  • Trekking porter/s: 1 porter for 2 trekkers
  • Equipment: sleeping bags and down jacket
  • Trekking permit (TIMS, Entry Permit for Sagarmatha National Park)
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff (guide and porters)
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Single Supplement
  • Sightseeing
what’s excluded
  • Bar bills (any alcohol drinks, mineral water, cold drinks, cigarettes, etc)
  • Lunch and dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal clothing and other equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot water for showers, etc.
  • Personal insurance that covers helicopter rescue evacuation
  • Any unseen expenses produced by circumstances beyond our control such as natural disasters
  • Tips for guide, porters and other staff
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 21 days
Tour Type Private Tour
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 5500 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
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Our trip package includes complete requirement during trek: It is fully organized that includes accommodation, all meals in trekking, all necessary logistic support, guide and porters, trekking permits and entrance fee, etc. There is not any hidden charge. The trip itinerary is crafted by expertise team. It includes plenty of time to insure your leisure and taking you to your desired destination. We are very much flexible where it is necessary. Please kindly inform us if you need any amendment. DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Kathmandu to Lukla and return flight can be affected by weather conditions and congestion which can lead to delays, sometimes of several days. We request you to ensure that you have left spare days to account for moderate delays, but can't guarantee against longer delays which may affect your international flight. A TYPICAL TREKKING DAY A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset, rather than any Western time schedule. The day starts with an early wakeup call. You then pack up your gear and enjoy a rousing breakfast before starting your morning’s walk. The sirdar will already be organized and have assigned loads to porters and your group will then set off on the trail at a leisurely pace, enjoying the view and stopping to take photographs. After 2-3 hours walk you stop for lunch. This lasts for about 90 minutes which gives you time to relax, or explore the local village. The afternoon’s walk is usually shorter and we arrive at the campsite or tea-house in plenty of time to relax and savor the surroundings. Later in the evening dinner is served, giving you an opportunity to sample the delicious food, talk over the day’s events, and look forward to another special day on the trails of Nepal. HEALTH ISSUES We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader. VACCINATIONS REQUIRED Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority, we recommend the following : • Poliomyelitis • Typhoid • Tetanus • Rabies • Pneumococcal • Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A) MALARIA Nepal is listed as a country for which malaria prophylaxis is advised. We will not be visiting any malarial areas on the treks, however you may wish to consult your doctor about the need to take malaria pills. Trekkers who plan to do rafting and jungle excursions are advised to take the necessary medication to protect against malaria. ALTITUDE SICKNESS Many treks in Nepal can take you quite rapidly to high altitudes, so you need to give your body time to acclimatize. If you ascend faster than your body can acclimatize you will start to develop symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). A headache being the most common symptom, others are nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness and sleep disturbances. The best way to acclimatize is to ascend slowly and gradually. The common wisdom is that you should take 2-3 days to reach 3000m – If flying in to above this height remember to take extra acclimatization days (for example flying into Lukla). Once above 3000m, you should sleep no more than around 300m above your last nights altitude, and take a rest day every 3 days (or 1000m). At times it can be difficult to stick exactly to this schedule, as villages aren't always conveniently placed for acclimatizing, so you should think of the 300m as an average. During the day it is okay to trek higher as long as you descend to sleep. Remember the mountaineer’s saying "Climb High, Sleep Low". If at any time you get symptoms of AMS you should not climb higher until they are gone. If they persist then you should descend to below the height where they first started. Only start to climb again when they have gone. All of our itineraries allow for a proper acclimatisation schedule, and of course on our private departures you have the freedom to go slower if you are finding it tough - everyone acclimatises at a different rate. Please also consider your guide and porters and watch for signs of AMS in them. They are not immune to AMS. You will find a graph below detailing the acclimatisation schedule. It shows the ideal acclimatisation schedule against suggested itinerary. We always aim to get as close to the ideal as possible taking account of such things as available accommodation and camping spots with water etc. INSURANCE We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue. We recommend that you consult a reputable insurance agent or insurance specialist. RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT Footwear: Trekking Boots, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes. Clothing: Down or fibre Jacket, filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, warm cotton trousers, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit. Other Equipment: Sleeping bag (4 seasons), down jacket, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters. Optional: Insect repellent, toilet articles, note book & pen, toilet roll, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
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