A scenic flight to Lukla airport, the world's most dangerous airport.
The Sagarmatha National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore the Sherpa Museum at Namche Bazaar.
A fantastic view of mountains including Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, and others.
Visit Sir Edmund Hillary's school in Khumjung village.
Three adventure high passes (Khongma-La, Cho-La, and Renjo-La).
Opportunity to explore famous climber villages, Phortse village.
Get up close and personal with legendary landmarks! Explore iconic sites like Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri, Khumbu glacier (Nepal’s biggest and longest Ngozumpa glacier), Khumbu icefall, Everest base camp, Kala Patthar, Chukung Ri, Imja Tsho, Imja valley, Island Peak base camp and Tengboche monastery.
Experience Sherpa culture and hospitality in traditional villages such as Namche Bazar, Tengboche, and Thame in the Khumbu region.
Are you courageous enough to challenge the challenges presented by Everest Three Passes Trek—Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La? Think twice to experience once!
The trip is also popularly known as Everest Three High Passes Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek with Three Passes. It is not just about wild challenges. It is also about a glorious and astounding view of the Himalayas that the destination will reward after mastering the topographical toughness.
Yes, the site has some majestic views to offer— Gokyo Lakes, Chukung Ri, EBC, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri, Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass. Besides, it is almost a complete package to get acquainted with the entire Everest Region as you will be penetrating deep inside the region under this package. This challenging but rewarding trip will unveil the beauty of four valleys of Khumbu namely Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja Tse valley. Additionally, it will lead you to the popular Three Passes Nepal of the Khumbu region-Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La Pass which are situated at an altitude of 5,535m, 5,380m, and 5,388 respectively.
Similarly, this Everest three passes trek will provide you with an opportunity to climb Chukung Ri (5,550m), Kala Patthar (5,545m), and Gokyo Ri (5,483m). Lukla is the starting point of this fascinating trip— the Everest Three High Passes Trek. We reach here by air. Like the Everest Base Camp trek, it leads us to Namche Bazaar and from here we follow the course to Tengboche. Mt. Everest, Gokyo Lake, Kalapatthar, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Makalu are some of the prominent attractions of the trek. But in reality, the trek itself will be a majestic experience.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m)
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m)
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m)
Day 7: Acclimatization day in Dingboche
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m)
Day 9: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170m) and visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and trek to Dzongla (4,830m)
Day 11: Trek over Cho La Pass (5,420m) and trek to Gokyo via Thagnak (4,700m)
Day 12: Acclimatization day in Gokyo (4,800m)
Day 13: Trek over Renjo La Pass (5,360m) and trek to Marlung or Lungden (4,210m)
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 16: Trek to Lukla
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu
The Teahouses are available along the Everest base camp three passes route, providing basic accommodations and meals. The quality of the accommodations and meals may vary depending on the location and season. It is recommended to bring some energy bars, snacks, and a water filtration system or purification tablets for safe drinking water.
Altitude sickness is a common concern for trekkers on the Everest Three Passes trek. Symptoms include headache, nausea, dizziness, and difficulty breathing. To prevent altitude sickness, it is recommended to acclimatize properly by gradually ascending and taking rest days. Drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, and eating a balanced diet can also help prevent altitude sickness. If symptoms persist, descending to lower altitudes is necessary.
Northern Trekking Team warmly welcomes you in this land of Himalayas, Nepal. We will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and drive you to the hotel in Thamel.
You will be introduced to the guide or trek leader who will be with you throughout your adventure period—18 days trek. He will brief you about the trip and will dictate with essential things to bring for the trek.
If time permits, you can roam around the streets of Thamel and enjoy this touristic destination of Nepal.
Well, trekking begins from today but prior to that, we have to reach Lukla. It is a starting point of our trek. We get in Lukla by air. It is a scenic flight of 35 minutes. Built by Sir Edmund Hillary, the airport in Lukla—Tenzing-Hillary Airport—is one of the beautiful airstrips of the world. He along and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first to scale the Mt. Everest in 1953.
After arranging porters in Lukla, the much-awaited adventure of life begins—Everest Three Passes Trek. Witnessing traditional Nepali cultures and lifestyle of hilly people, we proceed toward Phakding.
We head toward Namche Bazaar—biggest commercial hub of entire Khumbu region, after breakfast. Walk today is not that easy as it was yesterday but the uphill climb will reward you with scenic beauty. As we proceed, we will be walking along the bank of the Dudh Koshi river. The two suspension bridges that you witness from a distance will make your mood. I bet you will not miss this moment to capture forever!
If weather permits, you will also get a distant view of a couple of peaks—Khumbila, Kusum Kangroo, Thamserku and Mt Everest—while on the way to Namche.
Normally, it takes 6/7 hours to get in Namche Bazaar from Phakding.
The beauty of this hike—Everest View —begins from today. Yes, we will take you to Everest View Hotel on this rest day. On this walk of nearly two hours, the first half is a steep climb and the second is flat.
We will sit in the hotel and enjoy coffee with the heart capturing a view of Mt. Everest ahead. This is the essence of this trip—Everest Three High Passes Trek.
We now proceed toward Khumjung. It is a small settlement and Sherpa are the natives of this village. The monastery called Khumjung is the major attraction of this place. You can observe Yeti scalp here. After spending nearly an hour here, we will get back to Namche Bazaar where we will be visiting a couple of monasteries and Sherpa museum.
Well, time to move on. With respect to EBC, we will head toward Tengboche following an anticlockwise direction.
Today we will be proceeding toward Tengboche(3,857m-12654ft). At first, we will follow a flat trail followed by a downhill trail until we arrive at Phugkitenga(3,250m-10662ft). Here we have our lunch and enjoy the flow of the Dudh Koshi river.
After crossing the suspension bridge built over the river, we head toward Tengboche(3,857m-12654ft). It is another steep trail of nearly three hours.
Tengboche(3,857m-12654ft) is popular for its monastery and it is the largest and oldest monastery of the entire Khumbu region. Moreover, the view of mountains that you get from this very site is truly mesmerizing. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Thamserku are major mountains witnessed from here.
It is a walk of roughly six hours today. The trail to Dingboche(4,400m-14435ft) is quite rewarding as you will get a closer view of Mt. Everest(8,849m-29032ft), Lhotse(8,516m-27939ft), and Ama Dablam(6,812m-22349ft) along with the Imja river.
Oh yes, be careful please because this trail is also popular for some wild species such as snow leopard. Don’t worry no casualties are reported in the modern area of trekking. But do not let your sight off the guide
Despite acclimatization, the excitement of the trek will not come to the end. On this day, we will take you to the best viewpoint (Nagrjun hill). It is at an altitude of 5,100m-16732ft. One of the key reasons to get you here is to unfold the scenic beauty of the Khumbu region.
Amadablam(6,812m-22349ft), Amphu Lapcha(5,663m-18579ft), Laboche peak(6,119m-20075ft), Island peak(6,189m-20305ft), Mt. Nuptse(7,861m-25790ft), Lhotse(8,516m-27939ft), Makalu(8,463m-27765ft), Baruntse(7,162m-23497ft ), Cholhaste, Thamserku, Kangtega and Tawache peak are major attractions of today.
It is going to be a great day today as you will be experiencing peak climbing—Chukung Ri(5,564m-18254ft). The major attractions of today are Amadablam, Amphu Labcha peaks, Mt. Nuptse, Lhotse, Baruntse, Cholaste, Thamserku, Kantega,and Tawache peak.
The hike today will lead us to a remote part of the Everest region. We will get closer to the Nuptse wall. From the top of Kongma La Pass, we will get a beautiful view of the Khumbu glacier and peaks such as Cholatse, Taboche, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Baruntse, and Ama Dablam.
A further couple of hours walk from the pass will bring us to Lobuche.
How exciting it is to imagine a day that makes your dream tangible. Isn’t it exciting? Yes, it is. Today, you will reach EBC via Gorak Shep. The trail to Lobuche from Gorak Shep is rough and rocky. The view of Pumori (7,145), Nuptse (7,745), Lingtren (6,697), and Mt. Everest are the major attractions of Gorak Shep.
On the same day, we hike to EBC and spend a couple of hours here. We retrace the path to Gorak Shep where we will spend a blissful night.
It is going to be one of the longest hikes of the entire trek campaign. We will head toward Kala Patthar early in the morning to get a sunrise view. Here, you will be surrounded by mountains at 360 degrees. The view of Mt. Everest along with Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse is majestic from here. After spending nearly an hour here, we proceed back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and then head toward Dzongla.
What a wonderful day of life! You will be experiencing another pass today—Cho La Pass. We will start our hike early in the morning because harsh weather conditions during the late morning or noon can ruin the entire hike impacting our trek schedule.
The view of Ama Dablam from the top of the pass is awesome. JUST AWESOME!
A further couple of hours walk from the pass will lead us to Thangnak.
On this day of acclimatization, we will lead you to several places that will unfold the beauty of the Khumbu region. The spectacular views of the Himalayas from Gokyo Ri is heart capturing. You will also visit the fourth and fifth Gokyo Lake. The key attractions of the site are Mt. Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu along with Ngozumba Glacier.
You will be at the top of Renjo La Pass today. But before scaling the pass, we need to pass through a tricky path with curves and crevasses. Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Makalu along with Gokyo Lake are the prominent views you get from the pass.
We follow a downhill trail to reach Lumden.
We will be passing through traditional Sherpa villages. It used to be a traditional trade route connecting Nepal and Tibet. Nearly a walk of eight hours will bring us to Namche.
Do you know Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Apa Sherpa were born in Thame? Norgay along with Hillary was the to climb Mt. Everest whereas Apa scaled the tallest tower of the world for record times, 21.
We try to catch the first flight to Kathmandu as it will get us in the capital at 8 am. It means you will get ample time to roam around Kathmandu.
In the evening we will give you a farewell dinner and share your trek experience. Your feedback matters!
Here ends your Everest Three Passes Trek—Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La, and with it, end your Nepal stay as well. We will drop you in TIA three hours prior to the scheduled flight. See you next season for another trip to a different destination as Nepal is a country with more than 100 trekking trails!
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►Windproof/waterproof jacket. (1)
►Fleece jacket. (1)
►Shirts and t-shirts. ( 3/4 pairs)
►Down jacket. (1) (provided by Company)
►Warm cotton long pants. (1/2 pairs)
►Waterproof pants. (1)
►Long thermal underwear. (2)
►Short underwear. (3/4 pec)
►Sun hat or scarf. (1)
►Warm fleece hat. (1)
►Sunscreen sunblocks, and Lipbalms with UV protection.
►Sunglasses. (1/2 pairs)
►Comfortable trekking boot.
►Thick shocks. (3/4 pairs)
►Light shocks. (3/4 Pairs)
►Camp shoes and sandals.
►Warm waterproof (gore-tex) gloves.
►Basic First Aid Kit.
►Sleeping bag ( Provide by the company)
►Day-pack or Backpack
►Torchlight or Flashlight
►Smartphone or Compact Camera
For everyone who will plan to Trek in Nepal, it is highly recommended that you get travel insurance that covers added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries, or accidents (together with the ambulance, helicopter rescue, and other treatment costs). Your insurance policy should cover the entire activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal.
In addition to this, the policy should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of the medicine, and doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation costs. Also, this trekking trail in Nepal takes you 5,000 m above the altitude, therefore, you also need to ensure that your insurance policy covers treks that go over 5,000 m.
We suggested that you buy your insurance policy from your home country before joining us, as it is difficult buying a local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.
While you’re in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at a standard hotel (Arrival time and departure time). Your accommodation is at the best local Lodge and Guest Houses where available. The Mountain local Lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. The Lodges are fairly basic and the room is spare with twin beds. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining hall and warm fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lit.
Eating is a big part of the Holiday. Travelling with Northern Trekking Team, you experience a vast array of wonderful Nepalese food, Italian, Thai, Chinese, and several local foods. While on the trek you will be on full board all 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, with Tea/Coffee) included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic special food during your trips. Generally, chosen menu items are Nepalese meals (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various types of soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), boiled and fried potatoes, kinds of pasta, and even pizza. So, overall you have a different choice of foods on the trek. During this trek, you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same guest house.
You should book the service at least 15 days before the trek departure date. After you confirm your trip with us, you should be transferring us a photocopy of your passport or your personal information. The personal information you have to provide us is your first name, middle name, last name, passport number, date of birth, nationality, and gender. Importantly, you need to pay 20% of the total price in advance for the domestic flight tickets and hotel booking, and permit process. You can pay the remaining balance before you start the trek.
Generally, the Everest region has to use Twin Otter and Dornier as primary modes of transport to and from the airstrip. Since you are trekking in the geographically as well as climate-wise most difficult part of the world, it is natural that flights get cancelled. Mountain weather conditions or technical issues are something we cannot predict. In case of cancellation of flights, we can hire a helicopter for you to maintain your schedule. A helicopter facility can only be provided if our clients agree to pay the extra charges. Unwanted to say, the helicopter takes 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared amongst the passengers. We would like to repeat that in case the helicopter service is required, the trekkers must pay the cost. We can help you prepare the documents you need to submit to the travel insurance company for reimbursement. Please be informed that the Twin Otter and Dornier aircraft allow only 15kgs as the weight limit. This weight is equal to 33 Pounds. This weight includes both your duffel bag and daypack. This means you need to pack and prepare your luggage wisely. We suggest you not exceed the limit to avoid an additional cost of USD 2 to USD 5 per kg.
How much money or cash you should be bringing with you depends on how you do the trip and the number of days you want to spend here in Nepal. Much also depends on your spending habits. Generally, you must have to take 10 to 15 USD to spend your expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks, camera, and mobile battery charging. How much you will be spending during your trekking depends on the standard of the package you have purchased.
Our guides are fully trained and licensed by Nepal Government Tourism Department, and certified by TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association.
All our Trekking Guides are professionals with decades of experience in this field of adventure. They are trained specially for specified and various trips, to cater to the flexible requirement of our clients from different nationalities, this will assure you that your trip will be enjoyable and in the safe hands of professional experts.
On every trip, will be one Trek leader and an assistant leader on each additional 7 people in the group on treks, this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides gets sick or clients may get sick and need to be evacuated or staying behind from the walks, it wills still works smoothly and there would non-impact with our original trek plan.
Every 7 trekkers will have one Sherpa helper for carrying their trekking bags.
Our porter is fully strong, helpful, and friendly. Their salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance on each trip with us. As you know that we are very trustworthy and polite, while on trek thus we make sure that our porter is fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and benefit of trekking porters.
The load carried by our porter minimum of 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag is not more than the above figure.
This is a high-altitude journey and elevation starts from a low of 2,860 m to 5,545 m high, where symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) might occur due to dry air, cold wind, and less oxygen. Generally, for The Everest region trip one needs to be in good physical with sound health to avoid other medical complications on the route of the journey, just follow our guide he will advise and suggestions which keep and make you feel secure to enjoy this fabulous adventure with us.
Three best seasons for the trek to the Everest region. We suggest you join in at the right time of the year as far as possible.
The main flow of foreign visitors in Nepal is for trekking from moderate to adventurous or challenging treks, the most important is choosing the right trip as per your duration of holiday and fitness, for Everest Himalayan trekking adventure one needs to be in sound health and physically fit.
On booking our preparation of fitness required walking-jogging-Jumba-aerobic at least fifteen days before your departure from the home country.
Please send us your dietary list and medical history report so that we can arrange them well in advance respectively. Book the ticket from home for Kathmandu, Nepal to reach at least two days ahead and earlier from trek departure with much space in Kathmandu after the trek, this allows you more time in Nepal to enjoy the culture and heritage sites of Nepal and also in case of a flight delay (Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu) which can happen sometimes due to bad and unfavourable weather.
If you are thinking of taking a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following are your requirements:
When a foreigner has to get down at a Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any forced landing for whatever reason, the foreigner can obtain a transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.
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luson11 | United Kingdom | On 27th Jun, 2022
Did the Everest base camp trek with Ghising who was an awesome guide! Absolutely recommend it to anyone who is seeking a good trekk with an awesome view of Everest and nearby mountains.
Date of experience: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
Nick J | American Samoa | On 16th Nov, 2022
In October of 2019, I traveled to Nepal and did the EBC + 3 High passes trek. Sange Ghising was my guide and did an amazing job! His English was good and he helped me to achieve my goals when I didn't think that I could go any further. What a great guide! The Everest region is beautiful and should be on everybody's bucket list. I can't say enough good things about my trip!
Date of experience: October 2019
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Everest Region , Nepal
Everest Region , Nepal
Everest Region , Nepal
Everest Region , Nepal
Everest Region , Nepal
Everest Region , Nepal
Everest Region , Nepal
Everest Region , Nepal
Everest Region , Nepal