Adventure Alpine Gorkha

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Three High Passes Trek

Trip Duration: 21 Days

Highlights of Three High Passes Trek

  • Probably the most highest adventure destination in all Himalaya region
  • Exciting and alluring panorama of mighty mountains with Mt. Everest
  • Traverse from one Khumbu areas to another crossing three high passes
  • An adventure of a lifetime experience facing tremendous views and scenery
  • Enjoy the cultural villages of famous Sherpa the High-Landers of Everest
Trip Profile:
  • Trip Mode: Hotel while in cities with local Lodge on treks
  • Trek Grade: Adventurous to Demanding walks (on snow condition).
  • Highest elevation gain: On top Kalapathar 5,545 m and 5,364 m at base camp.
  • Daily walks: Minimum of 3-4 hrs to maximum -6-7 hrs.
  • Trek duration: 16 Nights and 17 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
  • Total Trip: 20 Nights and 21 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu.

Three High Passes Trek Overview

Everest Three Passes Rewarding Adventure trekking for interested trekkers and adventurer crossing over one of the world’s highest passes in the shade of mighty Mt. Everest with the fabulous panorama of peaks. Everest Three Passes Adventure leads you from one scenic area of high Khumbu valley to another beautiful location with ample time to enjoy views as well visiting Everest base camp and climb of Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, the highest point of the adventure with closet views of Everest and Mt. Pumori.

Everest Three Passes Adventure will be your magnificent journey and experience that fulfills your adrenaline quest and dreams walking over highest ridges and passes of Himalaya. Adventure Alpine Gorkha treks present you this scenic Everest Three Passes. An adventure where the short panoramic flight takes you to Lukla, a town where all trekking and other adventure around Everest and Khumbu begins and ends.

From Lukla walk leads on pleasant trails with grand views of mountains and landscapes scenery. The walking through lovely Sherpa villages on following Dudh Kosi a glacial river for few days till walk reaches high and colorful Namche Bazaar. With time for rest and acclimatization at fascinating Namche Bazaar exploring its exciting view-points in the harmony of the local culture of Sherpa people then heading towards beautiful location at Thyangboche surrounded by lovely green forest and snow-capped peaks with Everest and Amadablam.

Enjoy visiting its impressive monastery where walk continues into the barren and arid country on leaving behind the green forest and tree lines for the sheer wilderness of mountains. The trail leads to cross Kongma-la the first pass of the adventure that leads to Everest base camp and climb of high Kalapathar.

After visiting Everest base camp and crossing high Kongma-la, where the second traverse leads over Cho-la pass to reach the scenic, and beautiful Gokyo valley with the emerald-colored glacial lakes facing outstanding views of Cho-Oyu and other peaks are surround. Finally our last and final adventure leads over high Renjo-la to complete all Everest Three Passes and then on long descend past quaint village of Thame and back into green tree lines to reach Namche and at Lukla.

Completing our excellent experience around high Himalaya areas of Khumbu where short flight brings you at Kathmandu after exciting, thrilling times on Everest Three Passes Adventure.

Best Seasons for Everest Three Passes Adventure

March to May springtime will be the best time when wild-flowers especially the rhododendron (Nepal national flower) in full bloom, which the walk more attractive with beautiful bright morning till afternoon, with some chances of rains sometimes.

October to early December another best months around Autumn/Fall and pre-winter, when most of the days are clear for views and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.

Monsoon months from mid June to mid September a wet rainy seasons where less number of trekkers venture and some lodge in mid monsoon and mid-winter lodge can be closed sometimes due to harsh and humid climate which makes the walking trails much harder and slippery, but much greener hills with lush vegetation in wet seasons, so the choice as per your holidays for Nepal and for Everest Three Passes Adventure.

Three High Passes Trek Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (35 mins) and walk to Phakding 2,654 m- 04 hrs.
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.
  • Day 05: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with short hike.
  • Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 08: Another rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and local hike.
  • Day 09: Trek to Chukung 4,725 m – 04 hrs.
  • Day 10: Cross over Kongma-la 5,535 m and to Lobuche 4,980 m – 08 hrs.
  • Day 11: To Gorakshep 5,180 m walk to Everest base camp 5,364 m- 06 hrs.
  • Day 12: Morning climb Kalapathar 5,545 m walks to Dzongla 4,835 m- 06 hrs.
  • Day 13: Cross Cho-La pass 5,367 m descend to Thaknag 4,710 m – 08 hrs.
  • Day 14: Walk to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m – 04 hrs.
  • Day 15: Cross Renjo-la 5,360 m and descend to Lungden 4,380 m – 07 hrs.
  • Day 16: Trek to Thame village 3,880 via Marlung – 06 hrs.
  • Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thamo – 05 hrs.
  • Day 18: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
  • Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 20: In Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.
  • Day 21: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Three High Passes Trek Detailed Itinerary


01
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Reaching Kathmandu received by our staff and guide
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks transfer to your respective hotel
  • Explore around the streets of Kathmandu and Thamel area.
  • Trek briefing includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs of the country.
02
Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Time Kathmandu preparation for Everest Three Passes Adventure within high
    Khumbu
  • Options for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu at places of interest.
03
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (35 mins) and walk to Phakding 2,654 m- 04 hrs.
  • As per morning flight time transfer to Kathmandu domestic air-terminal
  • Fly to Lukla of 30-35 mins scenic flight with views of Everest and other high peaks
  • From Lukla walk to Phakding on downhill trail with few short ups.
  • After 3-4 hrs of good scenic walks overnight in Phakding village
04
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.
  • From Phakding follow Dudh Kosi River upstream to Monjo and into Sagarmatha National Park
  • Walk to Jorsalle and climb high to reach at famous Namche Bazaar after lunch at Jorsalle.
  • At Namche Bazaar for two overnights with afternoon free to relax and enjoy Views
05
Day 05: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with short hike.
  • At Namche rest day for acclimatization and short hike to scenic view-point
  • Suggested walk above Namche to national park museum with grand views
  • Other options climb high to Everest View Hotel for best views of Everest.
06
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
  • Morning walk on good scenic trail with views of Everest and Amadablam
  • Reach Imjatse River at Phunke-Tenga for lunch
  • Climb for two hours within nice woodland to reach at Thyangboche
  • Reach at Thyangboche and check into nice lodge with visit to monastery and Enjoy views of surrounding peaks with Everest and stunning Amadablam.
07
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m - 05 hrs.
  • From Thyangboche downhill to Imjatse River on leaving the forest area
  • After the bridge uphill to Pangboche with views of Everest and Amadablam
  • With short rest at Pangboche an hour walk for lunch stop at Somare village
  • From Somare on good uphill walk to reach at Dingboche within Imjatse valley
  • On reaching Dingboche transfer into a nice cozy lodge with views of Amadablam North Face with Island Peak
08
Day 08: Another rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and local hike.
  • A rest day for acclimatization and short morning hike to Nagarjung hill
  • Enjoy grand views of peaks with Makalu-Lhotse-Amadablam and Island peak
  • Afternoon free at leisure and enjoy views of surrounding mountains
09
Day 09: Trek to Chukung 4,725 m - 04 hrs.
  • Morning facing great mountains views a short day walk east to Chukung
  • Reaching at Chukung transfer into nice local lodge afternoon free for next day long adventure to cross Kongma-la pass.
10
Day 10: Cross over Kongma-la 5,535 m and to Lobuche 4,980 m - 08 hrs.
  • Early morning walk above Imjatse valley to reach at the base of Kongma-la pass
  • After a short rest climb on rocky moraine to the top of Kongma-la pass and descend to other glacial area.
  • Walk over Khumbu glacier for few hours and climb to dunes reaching at Lobuche for overnight stop in local nice lodge, after a great walk of near 8 hours.
11
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and at Gorakshep 5,180 m-06 hrs
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp with refreshing rest at Gorakshep
  • From Gorakshep walk further east through rocks, moraine and glacier
  • Reach Everest Base Camp and enjoy views of Khumbu Ice-Fall and glacier
  • Walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stop after a great exciting day
12
Day 12: Morning climb Kalapathar 5,545 m walks to Dzongla 4,835 m- 06 hrs.
  • Morning climb on to Kalapathar and enjoy close views of Everest and Pumori
  • Descend to Gorakshep and walk back to Lobuche and walk towards Cho-la pass base at Dzongla for overnight in a simple nice lodge.
13
Day 13: Cross Cho-La pass 5,367 m descend to Thaknag 4,710 m - 08 hrs.
  • Early morning start climb on icy and rocky sections to reach on top Cho-la pass
  • Enjoy views and rest at the top of Cho-la pass marked with cairns and prayer flags
  • Descend to the bottom of Cho-la to reach at Thaknag for overnight after a great long walk of the day.
14
Day 14: Walk to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m - 04 hrs.
  • Morning a short walk on gradual uphill path and climb towards Gokyo first Lake after few hours from Thaknag and close to Ngozumba glacier
  • Reach the third main lake of Gokyo after walking second lake.
  • At Gokyo for lunch and overnight stop with afternoon free for leisure walks.
15
Day 15: Cross Renjo-la 5,360 m and descend to Lungden 4,380 m - 07 hrs.
  • Starting early morning walk towards the side of Gokyo Lake and climb for few Hours to reach on top Renjo-la.
  • Reach the last pass of the adventure on top Renjo-la with views of Everest, Lhotse Cho-Oyu and Makalu
  • Descend to a small place at Lungden for overnight stop after a great long walks and adventure of more than 6-7 hours.
16
Day 16: Trek to Thame village 3,880 via Marlung - 06 hrs.
  • Walk downhill to Bhote Kosi River past Marlung village to reach at quiet Thame village for overnight stop.
  • At Thame with time for rest and visit old Thame monastery of great interest
17
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thamo - 05 hrs.
  • Walk down and up and on nice trails back into green tree lines to reach at Namche Bazaar via Thamo village
  • Overnight at Namche with afternoon free for rest and short walks
18
Day 18: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
  • From Namche downhill to Sagarmatha National Park unto Phakding
  • After Phakding few hours walk with last final climb to Lukla
  • On reaching Lukla transfer to nice cozy lodge for last night in Khumbu and Everest Region.
19
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Morning after breakfast fly to Kathmandu
  • Reaching Kathmandu transfer to hotel with evening free at leisure
    (Flight of 35 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Lukla on scenic air journey)
20
Day 20: In Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.
  • Free and spare day in Kathmandu to relax after Everest Three Passes Adventure
    trekking
  • Rest or join for optional sightseeing tour at places of interest
  • Enjoy individual activities and shopping souvenirs with last day in Nepal.
21
Day 21: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
  • Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights.
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport
  • Farwell with grand memories and experience on Everest Three passes adventure

Frequently Asked Questions


How hard and tough is Everest Three High Passes treks?

Not that tough as it looks, but all trekkers should be physically fit as well in sound medical health to join in this trip, involves high passes above 5,400 m with a steep climb and descend hill. The trek one requires enough exercise and preparation like jogging, swimming, or other physical outdoor activity before joining in.

How many persons in the group?

From minimum 3 to 4 persons in the group and the maximum number from 10 to15 persons in one group, sometimes we run treks for a single person as well where the price will be slightly higher than in groups.

What will be the weather like on the treks?

As season-wise, best times from March to May, most of the day is bright with the minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the elevation wise.
Where most of the morning till middays clear views and walks, sometimes afternoon can get overcast with chances of light rains and snow.
March to May will be lively with wild-flowers in full bloom exceptionally various species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees to short bushes.

What type of facilities to expect on lodge and Tea-House on Treks?

Tea-House and lodge on route trekking standard and good lodges with beautiful room accommodations, serving excellent food menu as per altitude and season wise.
The higher area above 4,000 m where lodges are available but due to cold temperatures in night and morning time where they have toilets are outside, with some inside as shared bathrooms and restrooms. All rooms and dining are warm with fireplace to make heat; it cozy to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable.

What about electricity and network for cell-phones?

Most places have electricity on trekking run by hydro and solar power after Namche and Thyangboche, where much of electric supply are private and individual of the lodge owners with sun / solar power to activate electronic just for the lodge and as well for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones.
Some places do have networks for cell phones, and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above Dingboche and some areas due to high peaks and hills, the systems are disturbed in dark areas like around river gorge areas.
At present all local people in villages do have cell-phones with good network connection just in bad weather where the line can sometimes be disturbed due to bad weather and at places located in the deep gorge area.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

AAGT guides are expert with good knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending pon the seriousness of the victims, if it is much critical where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.
For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving a new guide to take care of sick clients till he/she recovers on route treks or help them to descend to safer areas and receiving an advance flight back to Kathmandu.

How are meals in lodges and hygiene wise on treks?

Meals are prepared according to your choice of menu items; all foods are carefully prepared with much hygiene concern, avoiding from complaints and reputation of the lodges, as they have been serving for more than two decades to world-wide travelers.

Do people could get sick while on treks and why?

To be on the right side before and after treks get advice from your guides what will be the best food to order while on treks, we strongly suggest staying away from meats items in the first place, as it is not hygienic could be stale meat of a week time or more. If you go with a vegetarian for sometimes will be the best options to stay healthy till you get immune to the local environment and culture.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.
For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving a new guide to take care of sick clients till he/she recovers on route treks or help them to descend to safer areas and making an advance flight back to Kathmandu.

Where do Sherpa come from?

Sherpa, a tribe of Himalaya, spread out throughout Nepal and in Northern India as well, where most are concentrated in Solu and Khumbu district of Mid-East Nepal a Tibetan origin, in Tibetan language Sher means East and pa for people.
Meaning East People of Tibet migrated to Nepal more than past 500 years of history, Sherpa men are the pioneer in mountaineering and guiding on treks and mountains; they are born mountaineers, where history shows late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who first conquered Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953 with British Expeditions. At present many mountaineering expeditions are entirely depended on Sherpa climbers to leads the climb to various mountains summit around Himalaya.

Cost Includes
  • Airport/hotel pick up and Drop.
  • Kathmandu full day Sightseeing with transportation and tour guide.
  • Kathmandu Accommodation 3star standard Hotel as per BB plan
  • Flights Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu (Weight limit: 10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight)
  • All necessary paper work and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • All accommodation during the trek.
  • A well English speak and Government trained guide who have minimum 15years Experience.
  • Three Meals a day (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day
  • Trekking equipment: down filled sleeping bag, and duffel bag (If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Souvenir; T -shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal visa arrangement (more on Nepal Visa Information)
  • International airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc.)
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Tipping (tip is expected but not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in Price Includes section.

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Everest high pass trek

I had planning with Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks & Expedition was more than expected it was wonderfully arrange from the beginning to end our trip.

I had a wonderful adventure on Everest high pass trek with local Nepali trekking company all service looked with well behave and provide a nice service. Although the trek was hard and adventurous as a trekking grade but the company provide helpful and knowledgeable guide, it will be very easily accomplish our tough adventurous journey to the world highest Mount Everest destination.

Our team really excited to joining with amazing trekking company AAGT. So I had like to highly recommend this trekking agency in Nepal.

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 21 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Strenuous

  • Altitude: Kalapathar 5,545 m

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