Trek is an adventure trek of Nepal which includes the crossing of the Renjo La pass (5360m), Cho-La pass (5420m), Kongma-La Pass,(5535m) and other attraction for the trekkers such as Gokyo Ri (5,360m), Fifth Lake in Gokyo valley, Kalapathar (5,545m) and Everest Base Camp (5,364m) . The amazing landscape views during the trek is unbeatable. More importantly, you should be physically fit to complete these passes. The three passes trek offers unique views of four giant mountains above 8,000m; Mt.Cho Oyu (8,201m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m) and Mt. Everest (8,848m). This trekking introduces us to the remote valley named as Nangpa La, monastery village of Thame and the Sherpa village of Marlung.
The Sagarmatha National Park has been a popular and one of the best destinations for the climbers and trekkers since the first south expedition to Mt. Everest in 1950.
We steep up all the way to Dingboche 4410 m for Kongma-La Pass 5535 m via Tengboche 3860 m. Khongma-La pass gives a lifetime memories of panoramic views of the spectacular Himalayas. Kongma-La Pass is the highest pass among these three passes with an altitude of 5535 m. From Dingboche, we again ascend up and after crossing Khongma-la via High Camp we reach to Lobuche 4910 m. From Lobuche, we continue our trek to Gorekshep situated at the height of 5140 m. Gorekshep is a junction point to Kalapathar and Everest Base camp. For the close and unbeatable view of Mt. Everest we take our way to Kalapathar. Later we descend through the same route to Gorekshep and from Gorekshep we take the ascending trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing the trek, we climb up toward The Everest Base Camp 5365m from where we can see the hazardous route of Everest i.e. Khumbu Icefall by which brave climbers pass through.
From EBC we descend to Lobuche and we will chase to Cho-La pass 5420 m. This pass is the hardest pass among all three. It starts nearly from Lobuche Kharka and ends at Thangnak. On the way to Thangnag Kharka via Dzonglha 4830m we see the Awi peak 5245 m, Lobuche Peak, Nirekha Peak and many more. After exploring the places of Everest Region, our trek continues to Gokyo. Trek to the fourth and fifth lakes would be an extra attraction in Gokyo Valley from where the views are amazing. Then We climb the Gokyo Ri, The Gokyo Ri 5420 m is considered as the best viewpoint of the entire Himalayas in the Everest Region. Now, we ascend our way to High Camp through Renjo-La pass 5360 m. Renjo-La pass offers us a lifetime memory of panoramic scenery of Himalayan range. From High Camp, we descend all the way to Thame via Lungdhen 4380 m and Murlung 4210 m. Then we trek down to Lukla via Namche Bazaar making a circle to complete the 3 passes and trip in the Himalayas complemented by the hundreds of memories and a huge sense of accomplishment.
Highlights of Everest Three Pass Trek
- The three pass trek is the ultimate Everest experience.
- Amazing view of world highest mountain.
- Cross the three challenging 5,000mm passes Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La.
- Attractions to see in Everest three pass trek: Lifestyle of Sherpa people, their typical culture, language, and Buddhist religion.
- Eco Teahouse Lodges room managed by the local community.
What is Included
- Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off by private car / van / bus.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
- All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Local licensed English and other language speaking guides. (We have guides for different language including Russian, etc.)
- Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
- Local staffs and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
- Down jackets-sleeping bags and comprehensive medical kits.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staffs.
- Inclusive of government tax.
- Official expenses.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
- Sagarmatha National Park permits fee.
What is Excluded
- All meals (lunch and dinner) in City or the Capital.
- Your travel insurance (compulsory)
- International airfares and airport departure tax.
- Visa fees.
- Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, chocolate and laundry.
- Wifi and battery charge.
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the above section.
- Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Note: Tipping is expected)
The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the bag pack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:
- Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
- Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
- A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)ve 3,000m)
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
- A pair of half gloves
- A warmer hat that covers the ears
- Neck warmer
- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
- Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
- Warmer shell gloves and liner
- long sleeve t-shirts
- Thermal Tops
- wool Jackets or pullover
- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
- Water and windproof shell jacket
- Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
- windproof and waterproof trousers
- warmer trouser
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Extra casual sport pants
- A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
- Pair of sandals
- 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
- Socks liner
- Light shoes and sneaker
First Aid Kits and Medicines
- Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
- Blister treatment
- Insect testing /anti-itch treatment
- Ibuprofen /other pain-relief medication
- Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
- Warps, splints, and a wound coverings butterfly bandage
- Water purifying pills
Miscellaneous, but must useable
- 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
- Water bottle & filter
- Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
- Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
- Comfortable trekking poles
- Best energy dry foods (up to you)
- Power Bank and music players
- Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
Good to Know
You will be accommodating in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. During the trek teahouses/lodges are readily available. Due to excellent infrastructure, the teahouse of this trek is relative of high quality but at the higher elevation or up ahead from the Namche, you will not be able to find a standard accommodation, the rooms are basic normally with a bed, blankets and a pillow.
Meals and Drinks during the trek
Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) are included during your trek in the Himalayas. The teahouses of this trek are quite standard and serve you authentic Nepalese food and International cuisines too (Tibetan, Indian, Continental, etc.). Please carry water purifying pills as you get to have stream water also note that you have an option of buying bottled water.
Physical Fitness and Difficulty Level
The Three Passes Trek is highly rated as a challenging trek than the classic Everest Base Camp Trek so this trek is suitable for trekkers who have had past experience of trekking, this does not mean you need to be an athlete’s or marathon runner. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it. This may sound difficult to the first time trekkers, who are concerned that they won’t keep up; all you need to do is walking, jogging, cycling, and hiking near the valley before embarking.
Trekking in the higher elevation is physically demanding than trekking in the lower elevation. Going up at higher elevation too fast causes altitude sickness, it generally happens when your body fails to adapt to the decreasing amount of oxygen available on high altitude as we ascend higher above 2500m.
Prevention of Altitude Sickness
- Allow your body to have sufficient time for acclimatization.
- Do not travel alone, take a guide or travel with a group of people.
- Say no to alcohol, sleeping pills, and smoking.
- At least drink 3 to 4 liters of clean water a day.
- Do not make rapid ascend.
- Avoid getting cold.