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Everest three passes trek itinerary and cost

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Duration

20 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Everest Three Passes Trek is a challenging and strenuous trek that takes you through three high passes in the Everest region of Nepal: Renjo La Pass (5,340 meters/17,520 feet), Cho La Pass (5,380 meters/17,650 feet), and Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters/18,159 feet). It is a popular route for those looking to experience the beauty and culture of the Solu-Khumbu region, as well as for those who want to test their physical endurance.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scenic mountain views: The trek offers breathtaking views of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Everest (8,848 meters/29,029 feet), Lhotse (8,516 meters/27,940 feet), Nuptse (7,855 meters/25,771 feet), and Ama Dablam (6,812 meters/22,349 feet).
  • Cultural experiences: The trek takes you through the heart of the Sherpa homeland, where you can learn about the rich culture and traditions of the local people. You'll have the opportunity to visit ancient monasteries, local villages, and participate in cultural activities.
  • High passes: The three high passes of Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La offer a unique challenge and reward for trekkers. The passes offer panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, and crossing them requires physical endurance and mental strength.
  • Gokyo Lakes: The trek takes you to the beautiful Gokyo Lakes, a series of high-altitude freshwater lakes that are considered sacred by the local people. The lakes offer stunning views of the surrounding peaks and are a great spot for photography.
  • Base camps: The trek includes a visit to the iconic Everest Base Camp, where you can witness the hustle and bustle of the mountaineering season and get a close-up view of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Sunrise at Kalapatthar: The trek culminates with a sunrise hike to Kalapatthar, a high point that offers the best views of Mt. Everest. From here, you can see the entire South Face of the mountain and the surrounding peaks in all their glory.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome and transfer to your hotel
Orientation and briefing about the trek

Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652 meters/8,700 feet)

Fly to Lukla (2,840 meters/9,320 feet)
Trek to Phakding (2,652 meters/8,700 feet)

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters/11,286 feet)

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters/11,286 feet)

Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Hike to Khumjung village and visit the Hillary School
Explore Namche Bazaar and visit the Sherpa Museum

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3,867 meters/12,684 feet)

Trek to Tengboche (3,867 meters/12,684 feet)
Visit the Tengboche Monastery

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4,410 meters/14,468 feet)

trek to Dingboche (4,410 meters/14,468 feet)

Day 7: Acclimatization day in Dingboche

Hike to Nagarjun Hill for acclimatization
Visit the Dingboche monastery and village

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 meters/16,108 feet)

Trek to Lobuche (4,910 meters/16,108 feet)

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche Base Camp (5,100 meters/16,732 feet)

Trek to Lobuche Base Camp (5,100 meters/16,732 feet)

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep and visit the Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters/17,594 feet)

Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 meters/16,961 feet)
Visit the Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters/17,594 feet)

Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545 meters/18,192 feet) and back to Gorak Shep

Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545 meters/18,192 feet) for sunrise
Return to Gorak Shep

Day 12: Cross the Renjo La Pass (5,340 meters/17,520 feet) and trek to Thame (3,800 meters/12,467 feet)

Cross the Renjo La Pass (5,340 meters/17,520 feet)
Trek to Thame (3,800 meters/12,467 feet)

Day 13: Trek to Marlung (4,252 meters/13,946 feet)

Trek to Marlung (4,252 meters/13,946 feet)

Day 14: Cross the Cho La Pass (5,380 meters/17,650 feet) and trek to Gokyo (4,800 meters/15,748 feet)

Cross the Cho La Pass (5,380 meters/17,650 feet)
Trek to Gokyo (4,800 meters/15,748 feet)

Day 15: Acclimatization day in Gokyo

Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters/17,575 feet) for sunrise
Visit the Gokyo lakes

Day 16: Cross the Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters/18,159 feet) and trek to Lobuche (4,910 meters/16,108 feet)

Cross the Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters/18,159 feet)
Trek to Lobuche (4,910 meters/16,108 feet)

Day 17: Trek to Pheriche (4,240 meters/13,910 feet)

Trek to Pheriche (4,240 meters/13,910 feet)

Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters/11,286 feet)

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters/11,286 feet)

Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2,840 meters/9,320 feet)

Trek to Lukla (2,840 meters/9,320 feet)

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu

Fly back to Kathmandu

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trekking days with breakfast ( Up to Namche - 6 nights attached bathroom with hot running shower)
  • Highly experienced, licensed and English speaking guide and porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers) and their all expenses (Meals, accommodation, insurance and other expenses of trekking crew)
  • Welcome dinner with Cultural program
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees and TIMS card
  • Necessary equipment (Sleeping bag and Duffle bags - if necessary)
  • Kathmandu - Lukla – Kathmandu by plane or helicopter
  • Airfare for trekking crew
  • Thirty minute special massage in Himalayan Suite Spa
  • All government taxes and office expenses
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and trekking days. (Meal costs about 5$ - 8$ dollar per item depending on what you choose to eat)
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • International flight ticket (We can help you to book)
  • Your travel insurance (Compulsory)

Durations

Multi day

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Note
Please note that this is just a sample itinerary and can be customized to your preferences. It's important to allow for some flexibility in your trekking schedule to account for factors such as weather, physical condition, and the overall pace of the group. It's also essential to acclimatize properly and take necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness. It is recommended to hire a us professional guide or True trekking company to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek.
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