Everest Base Camp - 3 Passes Trek

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  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-60 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Trek difficulty Hard
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +16
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Trek and the three high mountain passes
  • This ultimate Everest trek takes us through dynamic panoramas of huge peaks
  • Enjoying the culture and traditional lifestyle of the native Sherpa people before heading
  • This trek truly makes you feel like you’re on top of the world!
The Everest Three Passes trek is the combination of the ultimate treks in the Everest region i.e. Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Trek and the three high mountain passes. This ultimate Everest trek takes us through dynamic panoramas of huge peaks, as we pass through verdant valleys and scale high passes in the Everest region. This is a challenging trek for experienced trekkers that requires good fitness, stamina and some prior high-altitude trekking experience.

We begin our trek with a spectacular flight to the mountain strip of Lukla, the entry point to the Everest region from where we head to Namche Bazaar, the capital of this region. In the busy town of Namche Bazaar, we acclimatize for a day and a half, enjoying the culture and traditional lifestyle of the native Sherpa people before heading out towards the mountains.


For about two weeks, we explore the Everest region, ascending a number of remote high passes and vantage points to claim some of the most incredible mountain views on planet Earth. We climb for a few days in the beautiful yet challenging terrain to reach Chukkung Ri at 5,546 m from where we get to enjoy incredible views of Mount Nuptse. We then head towards Gorak Shep, Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and come face to face with Mount Everest and the Khumbu ice-fall.

Crossing over a glacier and another high pass - Cho La (5,420 m), we head for the Gokyo valley where Cho Oyu (8,153 m) and Gyanchungkang (7,992 m) dominate the skyline on the Tibetan border. We then take a rest day and, on the next day, ascend Gokyo Ri (5,360 m) for more stunning panoramic views of the entire Khumbu region. Then, we head towards southwest for our final high pass Renzo La (5,345 m). At each of the 5 vantage points -- Chukkung Ri, Kongma La, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri and Renzo La -- we get spectacular views of five of the world's highest 8000 m plus peaks, and also countless smaller peaks. This trek truly makes you feel like you’re on top of the world!
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Samira
  • From Brazil
  • On Nov 22 2018
5 - Excellent
Amazing expedition to EBC and cholapass
“Ive travelled with 2 friends in Nov 2018 to a Expedition to EBC and Chola Pass, we had great time and I strongly recommend Exciting Nepal Agency. The agency was super organized since the booking, they did excellent planning (we had the first flights to arrive and leave from Lukla) what makes huge difference. They also adapt the tour according to our physical condition during the trip (altitude sickness). Our guide Shambuh, took care of everything, always check in on us, so we just needed to worry about walking, "Bistarei, Bistarei" We had such an unforgettable experience and with sure choosing Exciting Nepal made difference!”
  • UGUR Yilmaz
  • From Turkey
  • On Apr 28 2017
5 - Excellent
Life time experience with right company.
“Three pass or Ultimate Everest region trek shoul be
considered one of the best trek in this word. You may have both unbeleiveble landscapes and well known check points such as EBC, Kala Patar, Namche, Gokyo.”
  • Romain LARDIERE
  • From France
  • On Jun 18 2015
5 - Excellent
Everest Base Camp - 3 Passes trek
“We did the 3 passes trek with Exciting Nepal during 16 days from 8th to 24th nov and everything was perfect.

The manager is very nice, always took care of us, even during the trek, he called to ask if everything was ok. We had a nice diner all together the last night in Kathmandu.The guide Narayan Rai and the porter, were really nice with us. He also know all the mountains names in Himalaya. He is very experimented for trekking and expedition. So do not hesitate to ask Exciting Nepal if you wanna do a trek in Himalaya :) you'll be happy for sure.

Romain”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (2,610m)
  • Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3,440m)
  • Day 3: Rest and Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 4: Trek to Thame (3,800m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Lungdeng (4,380m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Gokyo (4,790m) via Renjo-la pass
  • Day 7: Trek to Gokyo Peak (5,360m) / Gokyo Ri, Acclimatization
  • Day 8: Gokyo to Thaknak
  • Day 9: Trek to Zhonglha (4,830m) Cross Cho-la
  • Day 10: Zhonglha to Gorak Shep
  • Day 11: Ghorakshep (5,140m) -EBC and Back to Ghorakshep
  • Day 12: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m) and trek down to Lobuche.
  • Day 13: Lobuche to Chhukung via Kongma-La pass
  • Day 14: Chukkung Ri and then to Dingboche
  • Day 15: Dingboche to Namche
  • Day 16: Trek back to Lukla (2,853m)
  • Day 17: Take a morning flight back to Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle .
  • All your stander Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and a cup of tea or coffee during the breakfast only.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide from lukla to Lukla his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine.
  • Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for you and guide.
  • Sleeing bag and down jacket if you do not have your own
  • National Park permits.
  • TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse
  • A trekking route map
  • A medical kit box
  • Seasonal Fruits
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Helicopter return to Lukla
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Food, hotel and all activities whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance. (compulsory)
  • International air fare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Porter / Carrier if Needed.
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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

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