Everest High Passes Trek is an ideal choice for true adventure seekers who are always looking for a challenging trek in Nepal. If you want a greater perspective of the incredible landscapes around the Everest region, then the Everest three passes trek could be a perfect choice for you. It is important to choose the best travel agencies to get the best trekking experience. Nepal Big Mountain Travel is one of the very few travel agencies in Nepal that can make your Everest High Passes trek possible. We make sure you are in safe hands. Connect with NBM Travel for the best experience of the Everest Three passes trek in Nepal.
Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 – Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 – Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) from Kathmandu
Day 04 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)
Day 05 – Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
Day 06 – Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 07 – Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m)
Day 08 – Dingboche Acclimatization and Rest Day
Day 09 – Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m), Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m)
Day 10 – Cross Kongma La pass (5535m), Trek to Lobuche (4940m)
Day 11 – Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), Visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m)
Day 12 – Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5555 m), Then to Lobuche (4940 m)
Day 13 – Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m)
Day 14 – Trek to Gokyo (4800m) Via Cho La Pass (5368m)
Day 15 – Climb Gokyo Ri (5483m)
Day 16 – Trek to Lunden (4300m) via crossing Renjo La Pass (5340m)
Day 17 – Trek to Thame (3800m) – 4 hours
Day 18 – Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)
Day 19 – Trek to Lukla (2800 m)
Day 20 – Fly Back to Kathmandu
Day 21 – Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
Day 22 – Departure
As you arrive in Kathmandu, a representative from Nepal Big Mountain will welcome you with garlands (Mala). You will then be transported to your hotel where the representative will tell you about the plans and give you all the necessary information. Overnight in the hotel.
The next day we will provide you with a guide who will help you with sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Today, you can explore historical sites and religious sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.
On the third day, following a refreshing breakfast, you will take a 40-minute flight to Lukla and during the flight, you will experience the thrill of getting caught in turbulence as we will be hovering around high mountains. Lukla airport is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Lukla is the starting point of your Everest High Pass trek in Nepal. You will trek to Phakding (2610 m) for 3 to 4 hours. The trek will take you through the farming lands of the Sherpas and several villages along the trail. Overnight in a guesthouse in Phakding.
Our next stop will be Namche Bazaar. You will start trekking early in the morning and after crossing Dudh Koshi river via suspended bridges, you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park. You will then ascend to Namche Bazaar which is called the Gateway to Everest. You will have to cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge to reach Namche Bazar where you will see Sherpa settlements. Overnight at a teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
We remain in Namche Bazaar for a second night for acclimatization to the altitude. You can trek up to Khumjung to visit the local school and if you carry on, you will reach the Everest View Hotel (3,900m), which is the highest-altitude hotel in the world. Today, you can also visit the National Park Headquarters where you can see the fascinating displays of the Sherpa lifestyle and culture.
The next day, after having a healthy breakfast at Namche Bazaar, you will continue your Everest high passes trek in Nepal, ascending to Tengboche (3,870m). The trail follows its way along the glacial waters of Dudh Koshi and progressively becomes narrower and steep. You will go across suspension bridges, monasteries, waterfalls, and rhododendron forests to reach Tengboche where you will visit the Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at the guesthouse in Tengboche.
On day 7, you will head towards Dingboche via the suspended bridge of Imja Khola in Pangboche. On the trail today, you will encounter numerous Chortens and Mani walls and several small villages. The ascension continues until we reach the ancient village of Dingboche where you can explore the Sherpa culture. Dingboche is an unusual village where the fields are surrounded by stone walls that protects them from grazing animals. You can admire giant mountains such as Ama Dablam and Lhotse from Dingboche. You also get to visit Pangboche Monastery in the area. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 8 is devoted to helping you acclimatize before you continue your Everest High Passes trek to higher altitudes. Still, you can opt for a short trek to the Nagarjuna Hills where you can have some wonderful views of Mt. Makalu. It may help you to better acclimatize. Overnight at the guest house.
The next day, you will have a nourishing breakfast and then continue your ascent to Chhukung that offers you a closeup view of beautiful mountains. The trial is a sort of zigzag, a series of ups and downs via Imja Khola Valley, Bibre, and Chhukung before finally reaching Chhukung Ri Peak. Chhukung Ri provides you with more clear views of the mountains. Overnight stay at the guesthouse in Chhukung.
Today, your mission is to climb to Kongma La pass. You will have to trek along an icy and rocky trail beneath to reach Kongma La Pass which sits between Mt Nuptse Wall, Mohare, and Pokalde peaks. Upon reaching the top, you get to see cairns wrapped in prayer flags marking the Kongama La Pass. Behind you are the icy lakes down below, encompassed by the Khumbu Glacier. You will then start a tough climb towards Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche where you will stay overnight in a guesthouse today.
The next morning, you will head towards Gorakshep, crossing the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Upon reaching Gorakshep you will continue walking for three hours to reach the Everest Base Camp which is the highest point you can get in your Everest High passes trek in Nepal. Upon reaching EBC in Nepal, you can explore and contemplate how the early mountaineers felt planning the climb to the summit. You will have magnificent views of the Khumbu Glacier and the Icefall there. You will then return to Gorakshep to spend the night in a guesthouse.
The next morning, you wake up early in the morning to start trekking towards Kala Patthar from where you can see the sun emerging from the mountains. Kala Patthar, which means black rock in English, is a famous landmark in Everest high pass trek and it provides you with a panoramic closeup view of Mt. Everest and other surrounding peaks. You will then head back to Lobuche for the night.
The next day, you will start walking down to Dzongla. During the trip, you will encounter Chola Tsho Lake and after crossing the Chola Khola via a bridge before, you will reach Dzongla. You can see stupa and tombstones in the distance You will explore the village throughout the day and spend the night at a guesthouse in Dzongla.
Day 14 is one of the most challenging days in our Everest High Pass trek itinerary. It is physically the hardest day as you will have to ascend to Cho La Pass (5420m). You get up early in the morning and walk along the steeply loose rock trail to cross Cho La pass until noon to avoid bad weather. Snow, winds, and altitude are the most important challenges of this trip. After taking magnificent views from the top of Cho La Pass, you will have to cross Khara, Pangka, and the Ngozumpa glacier to reach Gokyo. There is a small village near Gokyo Lake which you can explore there. Overnight at a guesthouse in Gokyo.
The next day, you wake up early in the morning and start a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5,483 m). Gokyo Ri is a pinnacle of the trail where you will be rewarded with magnificent views of Gokyo valley, Ngozumpa glacier, and the Khumbu Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, and Gychung Kang. After noon, you return to the camp and spend the night at a guesthouse.
Today is a long trekking day but with no major challenges. You will start trekking early in the morning along a normal trail. As you reach the top of the Renjo la Pass, you will be amazed by the close-up view of the panoramic Mt. Everest and the magnificent 360-degree views of Mt. Cho-Oyu You then descend down to Lunden crossing the frozen lakes below Renjo La Pass. You will stay at a guesthouse overnight in Lunden.
The next day, you will have a refreshing breakfast and then head towards Thame, a traditional Sherpa village. You first pass Bhote Koshi and then Taranga Village before reaching Thame village. You will witness Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Katanga, and Mt. Kusum Kanguru throughout the trip. Upon reaching Thame, you get to visit the picturesque Thame Monastery which you may call home to monks and lay people. Tibetans celebrate the Mani Rimdu festival in this monastery, in the middle of May each year. Overnight in Thame.
Thame is a traditional Sherpa village that you can explore on day 18. The village is notable for being the hometown of Apa Sherpa who has made it to the Everest summit 21 times. Today, you will head back to Namche Bazar along a peaceful trial. Tonight you will stay at a guest house in Namche Bazaar.
The next day, you will finally return to Lukla where you started your Everest High Passes trek in Nepal. It will seem like ages ago. You will walk along the Dudh Kosi River to reach Lukla. Today you will stay in Lukla to reflect on the trek and explore the town. Overnight at a guesthouse in Lukla.
The next day, after a nourishing breakfast, you will end your long and exhausting mountain adventure by taking a flight to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. Our representative will receive you in Kathmandu and transfer you to your hotel where you can put your feet up and relax.
Day 21 is dedicated to rest for you after exhausting climbing and trekking. You can get your body massaged, leisurely stroll the city and buy souvenirs this day. You can also visit the Garden of Dreams to spend some relaxing time. NBM Travel will organize an exciting farewell dinner for you. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Your Everest Three Passes trek in Nepal is now officially going to end. On day 22, our representative will pick you up from your hotel and then drop you at the airport for your return home flight.
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