Pristine Nepal offers an adventure of a lifetime experience on “Three Passes Everest Trek” trekking. A combination loaded with adventure-scenic and cultural walks will be at the highest areas of Khumbu valley. This is an adventure for hardy trekkers and adventure to show your amazing physical strength and energy, truly a mind-blowing experience walking and traversing the highest passes of this planet with fantastic views of mountains that surround you on day to day walks.
|Max Elevation||5,535 m|
|Activities||Trekking,Culture,Flora & Fauna|
|Trekking Permits||Sagarmatha National Park,Local Government Fee, TIMS Card|
|Accommodation||Lodge/ Tea House/Hotel|
|Region||Everest, East Nepal|
|Other Information||Dramatic mountain passes, but high altitufe|
How to reach Three Passes of Everest?
Our adventure to Three passes Everest trek begins after reaching Lukla with a short scenic flight, and taking a moderate and scenic trail through lovely Sherpa village to reach famous Namche Bazaar. At Namche with a rest day for proper acclimatization then heading to cross the first high pass of the adventure over Khong-la, as the walk continues with a visit to Everest base camp and climb of Kalapathar as extra for you to enjoy the best of Everest and Khumbu region. Our second part of the adventure leads over Tsho-la to reach beautiful Gokyo Lake with awesome views of mountains and landscapes with world 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu.
Finally, our third phase of this fabulous adventure concludes with a crossing of the last high Renjo-la. With overwhelming sceneries, we will head back to Lukla with a visit to Thame. After a great and pristine time within the world highest mountains, our adventure to Everest Three High Passes completes with a short scenic flight back to Kathmandu. A great adventure ends in Kathmandu with excellent services and support of the Pristine Nepal guide and staff.
What is the best time to trek in Everest for Three High Passes?
-The best time to trek is post-monsoon (late September to December) and pre-monsoon (March to May).
Will I get AMS-Acute Mountain Sickness? If yes what should I do?
First of all, AMS can be dangerous because it can be fatal in the worst cases or even death. If you feel worse headache, dizziness, blur vision, vomiting, no appetency, and short breaths then this is the symptoms of AMS. Your only choice will be returning which will be very sad. But, with our expert trek guide, you don’t have to worry. Your health will be a top priority for us because we care.
On arrival in Kathmandu received by Pristine Nepal staff and guide for a short drive to your hotel at Thamel the hub of Kathmandu city where many hotels, restaurants, trekking gear shops, stores, bars, cafes, souvenir shops, art gallery, travel agencies are located. Our guide or group leader will brief with information regarding hotels, culture with do’s and don’ts.
Morning transfer to domestic airport for a sweeping scenic flight of 30 minutes to Lukla, Lukla airport (Tenzing –Hillary Airport). This is one of the world’s most unique airstrips with ups and downs short runway, after a time for refreshment in Lukla, where your bigger baggage will be carried by our porters or loaded on Jhopkyo (mix breed of normal cow and yaks).
From Lukla, our first-day walk begins on the gradual path with much downhill and short climb passing traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of snow-capped peaks. After a pleasant walk reaching the overnight stop at Phakding located by the glacier-fed Dudh Kosi (river).
After a pleasant overnight with the sound of the river, morning walk leads following Dudh Kosi, crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village. From walk leads to the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar walking on the river bed and forested area. After crossing the last high bridge few hours climb with marvelous views of peaks with Everest then reaching famous Namche Bazaar, here with two nights in this large prosperous trading town / village as well the main centre of Khumbu with facilities of ATMs, Cybercafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful Saturday market.
Namche a perfect spot for rest and acclimatization day, this morning a leisure short hike up to park museum with full information from mountaineering, flora/fauna of the area with Sherpa culture and Buddhist religions, this scenic spot offers grand views of mountains Mt. Everest and stunning Ama Dablam. For energetic and interested can take few hours hike uphill to Everest View Hotel for best views of Mt. Everest and other mountains.
After a nice rest at Namche, morning walk leads on a gradual winding path into rhododendron and pine tree forest with views of Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde peak. After few short walks descends to Imjatse River at Phungi Tenga, with rest for lunch and then afternoon walk leads to a climb for few hours through the pristine forested area to reach Tyangboche Monastery.
Tyangboche Monastery located on a small plateau with wonderful views of Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kwangde, Lhotse, & Mt. Everest. A holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) resides in this famous monastery, where Mountaineers and climbers of major expeditions get blessed by the high priest for success and safe climb.
Morning with eye-catching views of mountains, our journey starts with a long descent through beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest and then crossing a bridge over Imja Khola.
From here tree lines stops for short bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes (Azalea), after the bridge, a slow climb brings you at Pangboche, this is the last permanent village further up are temporary settlements to cater the needs of travelers with fine cozy lodges.
The walk leads slowly into exposed areas of windswept landscapes with grand close views of Mt. Ama Dablam with gradual up and crossing the last small bridge reaches you at Dingboche for another town night stops.
Dingboche located on scenic Imjatse Valley a summer grazing areas for yaks, at present with many good lodges with a great panorama of mountains with views of Island peak, Lhotse-Nuptse and North Face of Ama-Dablam.
Most of the trekkers have one more night for acclimatization who they trek to base camp. They hike to Chhukung & come back to Dingboche for an overnight stay. But you are going to for Kongma La pass so you should not come back to Dingboche. Your morning starts with breakfast & hike slowly to Chuukung. It is only three/four hours to Chhukung from Dingboche. Climbers (for Island peak) also hike to this place before going to Island peak base camp. After three/four hours trekking you will be there & then you will have free afternoon.
After pleasant days at Chhukung, starting early morning walk to cross over the first pass of this adventure as the walk brings towards north beneath towering peak of Lhotse and Nuptse. The walk with climb uphill leadings over moraine with to reach at Kongma-la and its peak Kongma or Mehra, after a good rest in between crossover Kongma-la pass at 5,535 m hidden by Nuptse, Mihara, and Pokalde peaks.
After a tough and hard climb then descends towards Khumbu glacier and moraine, the walk on the glacier can be confusing and misleading, follow our leader or guide. After crossing the Khumbu glacier, walk leads over dunes with a steep climb to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier at Lobuche for an overnight stop. Here on the main popular route to Everest base camp and staying in a cozy lodge after a hard and tough day and adventurous crossing.
Walk this morning is gradual with few short steep up but can be tough due to high altitude gain with awesome views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest. After few hours of strenuous and scenic walk reaching at Gorakshep as the trek leads over moraine and glaciers to Gorakshep with few lodges, located beneath Kalapathar Hill and Pumori peak on route Everest base camp. Gorakshep was the original base camp in early 1950’s to 1970’s, here with overnight stop after reaching our main highlight of this adventure at Everest base camp.
From Gorakshep few hours of walk leads to base camp over rocks, boulders, moraine and glacier on reaching world highest Everest base camp, enjoy the surrounding views enclosed within Everest hidden behind high peaks of Lho-La-Nuptse with close views of notorious Khumbu Ice-Falls. In mountaineering high season April to June, this place will be flooded with hundreds of colorful tents, climbers, and staff. After base camp returns back to Gorakshep for last overnight stop on the eastern side of high Khumbu valley.
Early morning a steep climb to the top of Kalapathar for the fantastic panorama of surrounding giant peaks including Mt. Everest at close distance, this will be the highest point of the adventure at 5,545 m.
After an overwhelming time on the top, downhill to Gorakshep and continue trek to reach Dzongla for overnight stop, walk leads on the same route for few hours and then heading towards Tsho-la (Cho) at Dzongla for overnight stop, afternoon rest and preparation for next early morning to cross over Tsho-la and towards Gokyo Lake.
A tough and exciting day, morning cross the second pass of this adventure over Tsho-la pass (Cho La), after a breakfast in the early morning following the path leading to a step up and then cross the glacier on the eastern side.
On reaching top of the pass at an altitude of 5,420m, 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 Thaknak for overnight stop after a hard climb over Cho-la pass, Thaknak at 4,700m a small isolated place with few Lodges.
After a tough climb and descend of Tsho-la pass today an easy and gradual walk as the route to Gokyo Lake leads beneath Ngozumba glacier reaching the first lake.
The walk leads to a climb by the side of a glacier, passing another second lake and reaching at the third lake known as Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake a summer settlement with fantastic views of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald green waters of Gokyo Lake. Afternoon relaxes with a short walk around, for energetic people can climb to Gokyo Ri high point for a panorama of peaks.
Last pass of the adventure, starting early morning towards Renjo-la, walk follows at the end of Gokyo Lake, with marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche, and then over Renjo La pass at 5,465m 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 a nice break walk follows to a frozen pond beneath Renjo La pass, and then descend reaching a small settlement at Lungdhen for an overnight stop, located near on route to Nangpa-la pass the trail heading to Tibet.
After successful crossing all three high passes of Everest and Khumbu region, feeling the high spirit, today a nice walk downhill through the small village of Marlung to reach a sleepy nice village at Thame for an overnight stop.
Thame village located at the western end of Khumbu of Everest region, which is just 3-4 hours walk from Namche Bazaar. Trekkers visit Thame on route Renjo-la or after crossing Tashi-Labtsa high pass that separates Rolwaling valley and Khumbu area. With time in the afternoon visit Thame monastery, one of the most important and oldest Gompa believed to be of more than 500 years old.
Morning walk with short descend to Bhote Kosi River and then 20 mins climb to reach the other side of the ridge, from here a gentle walk leading towards Namche Bazaar through Thame village with hydroelectricity plant, supplies electricity to Khumbu villages. From Thame entering back into the lovely forest of pines and rhododendron tree lines as the winding trail reach back at Namche Bazaar.
After a rest at Namche continue downhill walk to Dudh Kosi River, from here with short ups and downs to reach at Sagarmatha National Park to Monjo village for an overnight stop in this nice village.
After an exciting and fabulous Everest Three Passes trekking with loaded adventure, last day walk leads back on the same trail with last climb to Lukla for lunch and overnight stop, afternoon free with last night dinner celebration with fellow staff-guides and members.
From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu, sometimes the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather conditions, as per your flight time board in a small plane for super, scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching Katmandu domestic terminal. Pristine Nepal guide and staff transfer you back to your hotel with an afternoon free for individual activities.
Last day in amazing Nepal country of Himalayan wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel where Pristine Nepal staff transfer you to the airport, after a greatly enjoyable and fantastic adventure on Everest Three High Passes Trekking with great services and guidance of Pristine Nepal expert guides.