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Everest Base Camp - 3 Passes Trek

From US$ 1,740 per person
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  • The authentic Sherpa culture and highland monasteries.
  • Whole view of Everest from Kalapathar and glacial walk over Khumbu Glacier.
  • 360 degree of Himalayan Panorama from Gokyo Lake
  • Three major passes Kongma La, Renjo La and Cho La pass.
Everest 3 Passes Trek consists of trekking across three of the highest passes in the Khumbu valley. Starting from Lukla, the trek passes through various Sherpa villages, Sagarmatha National Park and Tengboche Monastery, the highest monastery in the world.

The 3 passes; Renjo La 5,465 m (17,929 ft), Cho La 5,367 m (17,604 ft) & Kongma La 5,535 m (18,159 ft), are all greater than 5,000 meters, therefore, you require sound health and fitness to complete the trek. Starting from Lukla, you will come across local villages of Namche Bazaar, Thame, Thaknak, Gokyo and Tengboche.

The 15 days trek is designed to offer a unique outlook on the Everest region and its greater inhabitants - The Sherpas, along with crossing the 3 different high passes in the region, each of them a great adventure.

Please refer to the itinerary tab for day to day summary of the trek.
Day 1 Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding. 3-4 hours

As per flight time, our guide will meet you in your hotel in Kathamndu and take you to the domestic airport to fly to Lukla. It is a scenic flight of about 35 minutes. Once you get into the Lukla, breakfast at the lodge and prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. It is few up downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting into the lodge at Phakding, freshen up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 2 Trek to Namche 5-6 hours

After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley.

Day 3 Namche Bazaar-Acclimatize day

Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time.

Day 4 Trek to Thame 3-4 hours

After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is easy walk through the valley. Thamo is a small Sherpa village. After exploring the village, the trail leads to Thame. After lunch, rest a little and after a while explore the Sherpa village and its culture. There is small Hydro power where you can visit.

Day 5 Trek to Lumde 4-5 hours

After breakfast at the lodge, an easy walk to Marlung through the Bhote Koshi River where you can have short break. Then the trail leads uphill to Lumde through the dry valley. It is an interesting walk enjoying the views of the snow peaked mountains and the valley. Today you won’t see Sherpa village because Thame is the last village of the valley. Once you get in to the village, hike a bit higher than the place where lodge is located to get acclimatize.

Day 6 Trek to Gokya via Ranjo la Pass 7-8 hours

After breakfast the trail leads uphill for an hour and half and then easy walk for a while. At the end, there is hard climb to get to the top of the Renjo La from where you will have an awesome view of Mt. Everest with Mt.Nuptse with surrounding peaks. You will also see Gokyo lake with breathtaking views. From the top of the Renjo La the trail drops down to the Third Lake (Gokya lake) and get into the lodge. After a little rest at the lodge at Gokyo, short climb to the ridge from where you will explore the Glacier which has a beautiful view with small glacier lakes.

Day 7 Trek to Thaknak 3 hours

This is an easy day but we suggest you to start early because you will have to walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. By the time of crossing this glacier you will hear many sounds of the rock falling into the small glacier lake. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get into the Thaknak, better to climb up to the small hill to acclimatize.

Day 8 Trek to Zungla via Chola pass 6-7 hours

Today is the hardest day of the trip. Start your day just after the breakfast which is steep climbing for a while and the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains. There is icy part for a while and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Zungla.

Day 9 Trek to Gorekshep 5-6 hours

After hot breakfast at the lodge, an easy downhill for a while and few up and down to the Lobuche. Then the trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up downs, you will reach at Gorekshep which is located at the bottom of Kalapatthar.

Day 10 Hike up to the Base Camp 6-7 hours

This is a day which will fulfil your dreams to visit the base camp of the highest peak on earth. It is 3 hour walk through the ridge of the Khumbu glacier. You will enjoy the surrounding views of the glacier and mountains. There are Buddhist prayer flags which are the symbol of the Base Camp. During the climbing season there will be many colourful tents around. After exploring around, trek down to the lodge and remaining of the day chill out at the lodge.

Day 11 Hike up to Kalapatthar and trek to Lobuche 6-7 hours

Today you will have to start your day without breakfast in the morning which is 2 hour hike up to the Kalapatthar, the greatest view point of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori , Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamerserku, Mera Peak and many more. After taking many photographs, trek down to the lodge at Gorekshep for breakfast and continue your walk down to Lobuche.

Day 12 Trek to Chukung via Kongma la pass 6-7 hours

After breakfast at the lodge, your day will start walking through Khumbu glacier towards east. After crossing the glacier and river the trail leads up to the pass which is the highest pass of this trip. There will be no tea shop and water resource so you will have to carry few bottles of water to drink. After a hard climb to the top, the trail drops steep down to the Chukung valley where your day ends.

Day 13 Trek to Tengboche 5-6 hours

Today is an easy day which is downhill through the valley. The trail continues to lead down to the Dingboche then after walking through the valley we come across a few Sherpa villages. After Pangboche village the trail drops down to the river and crosses the bridge. After that the trail leads up to the Tengboche where the oldest Monastery is situated on the top of the hill. Evening visit Monastery, see the Buddhist chanting ceremony.

Day 14 Trek to Namche 4-5 hours

Today your day starts walking steep downhill through the Rhododendron forest. Once you get at the bottom of the hill, cross the bridge and steep climbing through the pine and Juniper forest to the Khumjung. Explore the village at Khumjung. Lunch and continue the walk to Namche Bazzar.

Day 15 Trek to Lukla 7 hours

After breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Monju. Again some formalities had to be done at the check post of the National park at Monju then continue walk to the Phakding for the lunch. After that your last day of the trek continue to the Lukla.

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what’s included
  • Airport Pick up and Drop off
  • Accommodation and Meals (Meals other than those mentioned in Itinerary, Welcome and Farewell are excluded)
  • Domestic Flight / Transportation
  • Trekking Permit (TIMS)
  • Entry fee for the national parks
  • First Aid kit
  • Trek Guide
  • Insurance for Guide/Porter
  • Certificate for Trek Completion
  • 1 Porter
what’s excluded
  • Visa
  • International Flight
  • Additional Excursions (Applicable to those not mentioned in Itinerary)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance coverage
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 15 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Maximum altitude 5545 meters
Trek difficulty Medium
meeting/Start point Kathmandu, Nepal
Cancellation Refund of full deposit will only be made if you cancel your trip 30 days prior the trip departure date. No refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun.

If the company cancels the booking in the case of natural disasters, flight cancellation, strikes, wars, riots, government intervention, weather conditions etc, the full refund will be made, plus you are entitled to take an alternative trip of the similar cost.
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