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Three Great Passes of Everest

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$ 1150 / 17 days

Trip fact

Duration: 17 days

Grade: Moderate to Hard

Max elevation: 5535m

Activities:  Trekking & hiking

Transport: Flights & Private vehicle

Best Time: Oct -Dec & March-May

Group size: 2+

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Life Himalaya Trekking presents high altitude and challenging adventure around world highest areas of Everest trekking with climb over “Three Great Passes of Everest” in absolute wilderness and complete isolation away from main trekking routes for many days.

Absolutely a mind-blowing adventure within giant mountains and remorseless field of ice and glaciers, traversing world top high passes around Khumbu within Everest region with eye catching views of surrounding high peaks on daily walk of this great adventure.

Crossing of high Kongmo-la 5,535 m visit of Everest base camp at 5,364 mand on top high scenic Kalapathar at 5,545 m high and then crossing Cho La 5,368 m and then hike on top of GokyoRi 5,357 m where you can view world four highest mountains Everest-Lhotse-Makalu and Cho-Oyu, and then crossing the last and final Renjo-la 5,360 m with incredible views.

This is awe-inspiring adventure begins with a flight to Lukla and then heading higher after a visit of interesting and traditional villages of Khumbu, Phakding – Monjo – Namche Bazaar and famous Thyangboche Monastery and towards Everest base camp after crossing first high pass of Kongma-la, our adventure completes after crossing Cho-la and Renjo-la with beautiful Gokyo Lake and then back at Lukla for the short sweeping flight to Kathmandu.

Brief itinerary:             

Day 01:            Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.

Day 02:            Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.

Day 03:            Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 04:            Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Day 05:            Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05 hrs.

Day 06:            Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 07:               Trek and cross Kongmo-la 5,535 m and to Lobuche 4,931 m - 08 hrs.

Day 08:            Trek to GorakShep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m - 06 hrs.

Day 09:            Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Dzongla 4,840 m - 05 hrs.

Day 10:            Trek to Thanknak 4,750 m crossing Cho La pass at 5,368 m- 06 hrs.

Day 11:            Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,790 m - 04 hrs.

Day 12:            Rest day to explore around Gokyo with climb to GokyoRi 5,357m.

Day 13:            Gokyo to Renjo-la 5,360m and descend to Lungdhen 4,380m- 06 hrs.

Day 14:            Trek to Thame 3,880 m - 05 hrs.

Day 15:            Trek to Monjo 2,860m - 06 hrs.

Day 16:            Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.

Day 17:            Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Trip Highlights:

  • Crossing world highest passes with breathe-taking views of giant mountains
  • Amazing dramatic landscapes from green forested hills to arid and barren terrain,
  • Visiting high Khumbu villages and monasteries of immense Buddhist culture.
  • Walking into complete isolation around mountainous wilderness of pristine nature
  • Around best areas of Khumbu valley with Everest base camp and Kalapathar

Trip Summary:

Overnights:            Hotels and in local Lodge on trek.

Trek Grade:            Moderate and Adventurous / Challenging in snow conditions.

Highest point:         Kongmo-la 5,535m - Everest base camp 5,364 m - Kalapathar

                               5,545 m- Cho La 5,368m- GokyoRi 5,357 m andRenjo-la 5,360m.

Activities:                Scenic flight-trekking with sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

Trekking duration:  16 nights & 17 days (Lukla to Lukla)

Total Trip:              20 nights &21 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Season:                April to June and September to December.

Single supplementary charge: 250 USD

Day 01:     Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.

Mornings, a short scenic flight to Lukla with views of mountain range, on reaching Lukla and with short refreshment break, starting the first day walk towards Phakding village for overnight stop through farm villages, a moderate walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful scenery along the route to Phakding located by DudhKosiRiver.

Day 02:    Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.

After a nice morning, walk continues crossing bridges over DudhKosi River passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bhenkar and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, from here on the river bed for few hours and after the last bridge a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.

Day 03:    Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

An ideal and perfect place for rest with acclimatization day, before heading higher altitude area, morning a short hike to Everest View Hotel or walk up on top a hill of Namche for views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks, visit the museum.

Day 04:    Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.

From Namche on gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, and then uphill through rhododendron, pines, firs tree forest with views of snowcapped peaks.

On reaching Thyangboche visit famous Buddhist monastery with magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande and majestic Amadablam.

Day 05:    Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.

Morning downhill walk for few hours over Imjatse River, after the bridge walk on an open country where tree lines fades for few short juniper and  dwarf rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. Last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk with climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located in Imjatse valley with panorama of mountains.

Day 06:     Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.

Another rest day for proper acclimatization, a short hike to Nakarjung hills for best views of Mt. Makalu and other adjoining.

Day 07:    CrossKongmo-la 5,535m and to Lobuche 4,928m - 08 hrs.

From Dingboche, a tough and exciting day crossing the first pass of this adventure, starting early morning leadings to moraine and rocks beneath Kongma-la and its peak Kongma or Mehara, after a good rest in between cross over Kongma-la pass at 5,535 m / 18,159 ft hidden between by Nuptse, Mehara and Pokalde peaks, after a strenuous climb head towards Khumbu glacier and moraine, the path on glacier can be misleading so follow our lead guide, after descend walk leads on the path to a short steep climb up to a terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier to reach at Lobuche for overnight stop in the comfort of a cozy lodge after a hard and tough day but exciting walk.

Day 08:      Trek to GorakShep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m - 06 hrs

Today reach the highlight of this adventure at Everest Base Camp, walk for few hours with short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching Gorakshep, beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar.

Walk continues towards Everest Base Camp, at base camp enjoy the view of Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after a lifetime experience return back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

Day 09:     Hike to Kalapathar5,545 m trek to Dzongla 4,840m - 05 hrs.

Early morning hike on top Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, highest point of this adventure, offering incredible views of mountains including Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great moment return to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk nearThugla ridge, and then on winding path with short downhill and up to Dzongla for overnight stop after a nice pleasant morning and day walks.

Day 10:    Trek to Thanknak 4,750m after crossing Cho La pass 5,368m - 06 hrs.


A tough and exciting day, morning cross the second pass of this adventure over Tsho-la pass ( Chola), after an breakfast follow the path leading to a steep up and then cross the glacier on the eastern side. On reaching top of the pass at an altitude of 5,367m, sometimes it will be quite challenging to traverse (in snow conditions), from the top offers amazing views of mountains with Cholatse Glacier, from here descend carefully to Thanknak for overnight stop after a hard climb over Cho-la pass, Thanknak at 4,750m a small isolated place with few Lodges.

Day 11:    Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,790m - 04 hrs.

After a great walk and climb over Cho-la pass, an easy morning walk follows on the main Gokyo trail, at the foot of Ngozumba glacier. Slowly trek leads at Gokyo Lake, climbing a rocky path into a valley passing first lake and the second lake, reaching third lakesDudhPokhari or Gokyo Lake where the lodges and Teahouses are located at 4,790 meters.

Day 12:     Rest day to explore around Gokyo with climb to GokyoRi 5,360m.

Morning hike uphill to GokyoRi one of the highlight of this trip, a small peak above the lake, GokyoRi at 5,357m offers panorama of Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and far as to Mt. Makalu.

After a wonderful stop at GokyoRi, head downhill to Gokyo for lunch, afternoonfree for short hikes aroundNgozumba glacier.

Day 13:      Gokyo to Renjo-la 5360m/17585ft, and descend to Lungdhen4,380m - 06 hrs.

Our last third high pass of this adventure finalBig Day! starting early dawn leaving Gokyo towards Renjo-la, walk follows at the end of Gokyo Lake, as the route leads to a strenuous tough climb to reach our final pass on top Renjo-la, withfantastic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche, and then crossing Renjo La pass at 5,465 m / 17,929 ft, one of the most difficult section of this adventure, on reaching the top with breathtaking panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high surrounding peaks, after enjoying the views.

After a pleasant stop walk follows leading to frozen ponds beneath Renjo La pass, and then a long descend reaching a small settlement at Lungdeng for overnight stop, which is close on routeNangpa-la pass towards Tibet border.

Day 14:     Trek to Thame 3,880 m - 05 hrs.

An easy walk after a long tough dayin achieving our goal completing all three great high passes of Khumbu, walk continues to reach Marlung village for short stop above BhoteKosi River up streams. From Marlung our route leads visiting villages of Thyangmoche and Hungmo, and then walk through several scattered Sheppard’s huts and Yak grazing pasture as the path leads toThamevillage an isolated village located on oute to TashiLabtsa / Gaurishanker and to Tibet area.

Day 15:     Trek to Monjo 2,860m via Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.

After reaching outskirt of Thame village a short uphill and gradual walk to Thamo with hydro power of Namche and other Khumbu villages, a good walk leads back into green woodland of tall pines and rhododendron tree lines as the path approach to Namche Bazaar. From here retrace the journey back to Monjo near Sagarmatha National Park gate for overnight stop.

Day 16:     Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.

Morning walktoPhakding from here a pleasant walk back to Luklawith last climb, on reaching Lukla celebrate last night dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.

Day 17:     Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.

Cost include

  • Airport pick up and drops international and domestic .
  • Complete departure information, About trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness and reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu only 15 kg luggage allowed.  (10kg Big bag & 5kg hand bag) 
  • Trek flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & Kathmandu for member and involved staffs.
  • Private transportation pick up and drops. 
  • Nice clean mountain lodge accommodation throughout the trek.
  • 16 Nights twin share accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experience, government licensed holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.( 5 trekkers 1 assistant guide )
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permits)
  • Sagarmatha national park(Mt. Everest) trek permit fee. 
  • Life Himalaya trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and Everest base camp trail map.
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations 
  • Government taxes & office service charge 

Cost exclude

  • Meals not included.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge,hot showers & international phone calls.
  • Service not mentioned above.

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Clients Reviews

AWESOME "THREE HIGH PASSES" TREK SUCCESS”

(5/5)

I recently returned from this absolutely unforgettable "bucket list" experience...there are not enough words to describe it or photos good enough to do it justice.
What a once in a lifetime experience and made successful by deciding to use Life Himalaya Trekking services who provided a very experienced guide and unstoppable porter.
This is a 17 day trek that at times was very challenging, both mentally and physically, I strongly recommend the use of both a guide and porter....at times the trail is impossible to know, it's very steep in parts and having a porter leaves you a lot freer to enjoy your memorable experience....it also gives employment to two local people.

Life Himalaya Trekking is contributing substantial profits to the Ganesh Himal Community Foundation. To me it was important to see this direct link to specific social causes and the support of them.

Life Himalaya Trekking agency is locally owned and operated, I wanted to support a smaller operator that is committed to giving back to its community. This is reflected in Shiba Rijal's employment philosophy, giving employment to as many staff as viable.

I was extremely happy with the service, support, communication and all staff involved and feel very strongly that using this agency was a great help to me and a benefit to the community'

Life Himalaya trekking will provide you with great personalised service whether you are a group or solo traveller and have many years of experience behind them.

Shiba Rijal is a very genuine and honest person.

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