Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse or Lodge
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Kalapathar (5545m)

Highlights

  • Cross 3 mountain passes of the Everest region.
  • A thrilling flight to Lukla.
  • Explore the mountaineering museum in Namche Bazaar.
  • Visit the largest monastery in the Everest region- Tengboche Monastery.
  • Astonishing views of the Khumbu and Ngozumpa glacier from EBC.
  • Trek to the Base Camp of the tallest mountain in the world.
  • Visit the highest freshwater lake system in the world- Gokyo Lakes.
  • Mesmerizing sunrise views from Kala Patthar. 

Description

Everest Base Camp Trek is a trekking paradise. The charming views of the mountains as well as the chance to experience the Sherpa culture is a dream of many people. However, there is much more to the Everest region than just the Everest Base Camp. You can experience all the beauty of the Everest region in the 3 passes trek of the Everest region.

Everest 3 passes trek by Mount Mania takes you to the mountain passes of the Everest region including Renjo La Pass, Kongma La Pass, and Cho La pass. All of these mountain passes excellent vantage points to see the various mountains of this region. 

You will get excellent views of the 8000-meter tall mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Co Oyu etc. The best places to see the glory of all these mountains are Kala Patthar and Tengboche. The best places to catch the sunrise views amidst the mountains of the Everest region are also these two places. 

You will also go to the Gokyo Valley during this Everest Three High Passes trek by Mount Mania. Gokyo Valley, with its astonishing landscape and the various beautiful lakes, is perhaps the most scenic valley in Nepal. 

The Everest Three Passes by Mount Mania lasts 17 days including your arrival and departure in Kathmandu. You will trek for a total of 14 days including the acclimatization days you will spend in Namche Bazaar and Gokyo.

No great reward comes without some pain. In a similar way, the Everest Three Passes trek by Mount Mania is also one of the most strenuous treks in the Everest region. This is due to the fact that there are a great number of uphill trails you will encounter along the way. 

However, if you maintain a good level of fitness, you will experience the unparalleled beauty of the Everest region in this trek.

Everest Three Passes Trek by Mount Mania is an adventurous trip to the beauty of the Everest region. The wonderful landscape, hospitable people along the way, the challenges of trekking along the way will give you an adrenaline rush like no other trek in the Everest region. 
 

Itinerary

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You will take a 35-minutes morning flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla is one of the most scenic as you will get to see some glorious views of the Himalayas. Lukla airport is also one of the most dangerous airports in the world. So, you will have an exciting flight. After you land in Lukla, you will meet your guide and porter.

After a short break, you will begin your trek. The beginning of your trek is relatively easy as you trek past Chaurikharka village. Then, you will descend towards Thadokoshi to Ghat (2530 meters). The trekking trail will then follow the banks of Dudh Kosi river. After trekking for 3-4 hours from Lukla, you will eventually reach Phakding (2652 meters), where you will spend your night. Phakding has a wonderful vibe and good teahouses. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2652m

You will enjoy a pleasant morning breakfast in Phakding. You will gear up for your trek ahead. You leave the biggest Sherpa village Namche (3,440m\11,286ft) behind. You will cross over Dudh Koshi River via a long suspension bridge. The trail will continue through the cool pine forest for two hours. You will arrive at Monjo, the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. You will stop for a brief moment here.

Entry Permits will go through inspection at this stop. After a short descend to Dudh Kosi River, you will have your lunch at Jorsale. You will continue your hike to Namche after an adequate amount of lunch. The trails will pass through the Khumbu region. You will cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge. After crossing the Highest suspension bridge of Khumbu region.

You will have the first glimpse of Mount Everest 8,848 m (29,029 ft) from Top Danda. You will continue your trek for an hour and arrive at Namche Bazaar for night stay. – One and only gateway to Everest. You will spend 5-6 hours hiking to Namche. So, it's wise to rest your body at the gateway to Everest Base Camp 5,364m/17,598ft.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m

The next day you will set off for a hike. The hike is necessary for your body to acclimatize and adapt to the environment. You will hike to Everest View Hotel at an altitude of (3880m\12729ft). You will have breathtaking views of Mt. Everest 8,848 m (29,029 ft), Mt. Amadablam (6,812 m\22,349 ft), Mt.Lhotse (8516m\27939ft). You will hike for 4-5 hours for your body to acclimatize.

This day hike will speed up your acclimatization process for the trek to Everest Base Camp. The hike today lasts for 4-5 hours. You will explore the Sherpa museum. You will have an insight about the Sherpa culture. You will learn about the Sherpa history of mountaineering. Haat Bazar is a part of Namche Bazar. It will open for trading on Saturday. It is a Hotspot filled with trekking and mountaineering clothing and gears. You will have to withdraw or exchange your currency here at Namche Bazaar. It is the last stop to provide such facilities.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m

You'll get ready for the Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598) ft the next morning. You will have your breakfast. The trek ahead offers you the splendid views of the World's tallest Mountain Mt.Everest. Other High peaks like Ama Dablam(6,812 m\22,349 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m\25,791 ft), Thamserku (6,608 m\21,680 ft), Kwangde (6,187 m\20,299 ft) and Lhotse (8516m\27939ft) blesses you with splendid views.

You will trek down the riverside. You will continue Up the Foresthill after you cross the river. The trail follows steep grounds. You should prepare for the gradual uphill trek. You will hike the agonizing terrains for 5-6 hours this day. The trek will reward you with a glorious view of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m\22,349 ft). You will enjoy a short detour to Tengboche monastery. It is the largest monasteries in Khumbu. You will receive blessings from the lamas for successful trekking ahead. You continue to the teahouse at Tengboche for night stay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3870m

You will start your trek after a hot breakfast in Tengboche. The trail will take you through beautiful rhododendron forest. You will cross a bridge over the river “Imja Khola”. You will continue your hike and cross a suspension bridge. After you come across the last Suspension bridge before Everest Base Camp 5,364m/17,598 ft Trek, You will arrive at Pangboche village.

It is a small Sherpa village. You will enjoy a great Sherpa lunch. A hike to Pangboche monastery is always optional. You will be heading towards your destination. The 5-6 hours of walk this day is comparatively easy. The hike takes you to deserted Mountains and valley. You will arrive at Dingboche (4,410m\14468ft).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4410m

You will continue to ascent on your trek. You will enjoy your breakfast in the morning. A few hours of a walk after you will arrive at Chhukung (4,730m\15518ft). You will spectate the beautiful ranges up close. You will have an opportunity to explore Imja Valley and Chhukung Ri. After 3-4 hours worth of hike through the valley, you will arrive at Chhukung. You will spend the night in this beautiful village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Chhukung
  • Altitude: 4730m

You will enjoy a typical breakfast in the morning. You will pack for the trek. You will continue the trek way to Lobuche. You will follow the path to Kongma La (5,550 m\18,209 ft). On your way, You will explore the largest memorials in the Everest region. The memorials are for the fallen heroes. You will reach Lobuche after walking for 9-10 hours. It will be early evening so you will have plenty of time to relax. You will spend the night in a Teahouse at Lobuche (4930m\16174m).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4930m

n this day you will head towards Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft). You will explore the Khumbu Glacier (5,486 m\17,999 ft) located on the slopes of Mount Everest 8,848 m (29,029 ft). You may have an opportunity to come across mountaineers attempting to conquer the world’s tallest mountains. You will spectate the mesmerizing view of the majestic mountain ranges. You will enjoy a beautiful sunset the following day. You will head back to Gorak Shep. The whole day you will walk for 8-9 hours on your trip. You will rest at Gorak Shep village for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Gorak Shep
  • Altitude: 5180m

You will wake up early this particular day. On this day you wake up before sunrise. You trek towards (Black rock) Kala Pathar(5,545m\18192ft). The early morning light will illuminate the mountains. You will have beautiful views of Nuptse(7,861 m\25,791 ft), Changtse(7543\24747ft), and Lhotse(8516m\27939ft). Kalapathar is one of the best highlights of Everest Base camp Trek. It is the highest point if the trek. Kalapatha r stands in the elevation of (5,545m\18192ft). You will go back to Gorak Shep (5180m\16994ft) for Breakfast. You will hike 8-9 hours during the whole trip. You will head down to Dzongla (4,800m\15748ft). You stay here for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Dzongla
  • Altitude: 4800m

The next day, you will continue your trek to Cho-la Pass (5,368m\17611ft). You will have a beautiful breakfast in the morning. You will bid farewell to Dzongla (4,800m\15748ft). You will follow the trail ascending up the dense bushes.

If you are lucky, you might come across a musk deer. You will enjoy a spectacular view of Ama Dablam (6,812 m\22,349 ft) and Tawache(6542m/21463ft). The trek continues for 9-10 hours until you reach Gokyo (4,750m\15583ft). You continue your trek down to Thangnak village (4695m). The Thagnak village lies at a cliff. You will send your night in a beautiful Teahouse at Gokyo.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Gokyo
  • Altitude: 4750m

You wake up before sunrise. You will enjoy splendid delicacies for breakfast in the Teahouse. You will ascend to Gokyo Ri (5,360m\17585ft) for Sunrise. The view of the sunrise from the viewpoint is simply breathtaking. You will hike two hours to the summit. The upbeat trail invites you with Panoromaranormal view of the surrounding Mountains. You will come across Nepal’s longest glacier. Ngozumpa Glacier lies beneath towering peaks.

On the summit, you will have an incredible time. You will enjoy unforgettable views of Cho-Oyu (8201m\26906ft) and Gyachung Kang(7952m\26089ft). You will also spectate the views of many mountains ranging over 6,300 m like Makalu, Everest 8,848 m (29,029 ft), Lhotse (8516m\27939ft), Cholatse(6440m\21128ft), Kusum Kanguru(6367m\20889ft), Thamserku(6623m\21729ft), Kangtega(6782m\22250ft). Enjoy the splendid view of many named and unnamed mountain ranges. You will trek back to Gokyo(4,750m\15583ft). You will stay for the night in Teahouse

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Gokyo
  • Altitude: 4750m

In the early morning, you will enjoy breakfast. You will now continue the trail to Renjo-la pass (5345m\17536ft). The trail is steep. After the steep climb, you will now descent to Marulung (4,210m\13812ft). It is an easy trek compared to other passes in Khumbu. On the 8-9 hours walk through the trail, you come across fewer people. You continue on the trail. You will arrive at Marlung (4,210m\13812ft). You will spend the night in a Teahouse.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Marulung
  • Altitude: 4210m

You enjoy a warm breakfast early in the morning. You will descend through the trail. You continue the trek towards Thame. Thame lies at an altitude of 3800m. You will explore historic Thame Monastery. You can also experience ancient Buddhist Practices.

You will arrive at Khumjung after 3-4 hours of hike. You will feel the warmth of Sherpa Hospitality at Khumjung village. You will continue on your trail leaving the mountains behind. You walk down to Namche Bazar. Finally, you will arrive at Namche Bazar (3,440m\11,286ft) after 7-8 hours of walk. You spend the night at a tea house in Namche Bazaar (3,440m\11,286ft).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m

You will enjoy a delicate breakfast in Sherpa village. You will make your way back to Hillary Suspension Bridge. The trail will continue through and several villages. You arrive at Lukla (2,860m\8727ft) after 7-8 hours of walk. You celebrate the trekking expedition with your crew. You experience the service of teahouse for the last time.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2860m

You will enjoy your breakfast in the morning. You enjoy every bit of it. You board a flight at Lukla (2,660m\8727ft) airport. You arrive at Kathmandu (1320m\4330ft) 30 mins prior to your departure. You enjoy and revel in the sights of the beautiful landscapes on your flight. Arriving at Kathmandu ends the trekking experience of your journey.

You will head to your Hotel upon your landing at the Kathmandu airport. You will freshen up after you check in your room. You spend the night in the Hotel. In the evening, you will enjoy a farewell dinner. The crew will organize the beautiful dinner setup. You enjoy the night with appetizing meals and cultural show.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickup and Drop (Domestic & International)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Round Trip Domestic Flight (Kathmandu and Lukla)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide with Food & Accommodation, Insurance, and Transportation
  • All Trekking Permits (Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee, TIMS Card, and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fee)
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All Government and Local taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Porter
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
13 Dec, 2019 - 27 Dec, 2019GuaranteedUS$1300
20 Dec, 2019 - 03 Jan, 2020GuaranteedUS$1300
27 Dec, 2019 - 10 Jan, 2020GuaranteedUS$1300

Useful Information

Everest Three Passes Trek Difficulty

The Three Passes Trek in the Everest region is one of the most challenging treks in the Everest region. Crossing mountain passes are always quite tricky as the trails are quite strenuous to trek in. 

So, you will have to prepare more than you would for other treks in the Everest region like Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest Panorama Trek. 

Around 3 months of preparation would be ideal for completing the Everest Three Passes Trek. 

Best Time for Everest Three Passes Trek

Most trekkers regard spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November) season to be the best seasons to complete the Everest Three Passes Trek. 

In the summer season (June, July, and August), you will have to be extra careful to complete this trek as there might be slippery tracks due to the rain in this season.

Some passes might be closed to trek to in some months of the winter season (December, January, and February) due to excessive snowfall. So please confirm whether you will be able to trek to the three passes in your preferred winter time before coming to this trek.