Trek 3 High Passes in Everest Region (16 Days)


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWN090
Trip Duration
16 Day(s)
Activities
Hiking, Trekking
Start Point
Lukla
End Point
Lukla
Max Altitude
5545m
Group Size
2-12 Pax
Best Season
March–May, Oct–Nov
Difficulty Level
Challenging
Accomodations & Meals

  • 2N 3-Star Hotels in Kathmandu
  • 15N Tea Houses (Trek)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 15 Lunches and Dinners
  • Water (Pay Extra on the trek)
Location Covered

  • Lukla
  • Namche Bazaar
  • Dingboche
  • Kongma La Pass
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Gokyo Ri

Overview


Enjoy this 16-day trek crosses 3 High Passes over 5000m such as Kongma La Pass (5535m), Cho La Pass (5380m), and Renjo La Pass (5388m). Throughout this entire trip, you will have breathtaking mountain views of the several Himalayas such as Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and several other snow-capped Himalayan peaks. This is a kind of strenuous trek where you will trek over 5000 meters above the sea level. You will trek through great scenic places, verdant hills, wooded forests, and picturesque valleys. Highlights: Trek 3 High Passes in Everest Region Stunning views Mount Everest, Mt. Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, and other snow-capped mountains The highest national park in the work named as SAGARMATHA NATIONAL PARK Beautiful Sherpa Villages and experience local culture Cross Three High Passes; as Cho La Pass (5380m), Kongma La Pass (5535m), and Renjo La Pass (5388m) The below itinerary…

Enjoy this 16-day trek crosses 3 High Passes over 5000m such as Kongma La Pass (5535m), Cho La Pass (5380m), and Renjo La Pass (5388m). Throughout this entire trip, you will have breathtaking mountain views of the several Himalayas such as Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and several other snow-capped Himalayan peaks. This is a kind of strenuous trek where you will trek over 5000 meters above the sea level. You will trek through great scenic places, verdant hills, wooded forests, and picturesque valleys.

Highlights: Trek 3 High Passes in Everest Region

  • Stunning views Mount Everest, Mt. Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, and other snow-capped mountains
  • The highest national park in the work named as SAGARMATHA NATIONAL PARK
  • Beautiful Sherpa Villages and experience local culture
  • Cross Three High Passes; as Cho La Pass (5380m), Kongma La Pass (5535m), and Renjo La Pass (5388m)

The below itinerary of 3 High passes trek in Everest Region, we have mentioned only the number of days for trekking, you will need to have extra few days in Kathmandu case of flight cancellation to Lukla and some other excursion in Kathmandu valley.

Itineraries Expand All


You will wake up early in the morning to catch a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. It is about 30 minutes of flight to Lukla (2610m). We begin our trek from Namche to Phakding through DudhKoshiRiver. This route is smooth and we cross by the little village of Ghat (2550m before arriving at Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.

This day starts with a gentle walk to Monjo (beautiful Sherpa village); now we enter Sagarmatha National Park where you will need to show our TIMS and issue national park permit) at the Monjo office. Now, the trek to Namche Bazar starts with a steep ascend from where you will be able to see Mount Everest and Lhotse for the first time. Reach at Namche Bazar, overnight at tea house.

It is important to stay and walk a little bit around Namche Bazaar to get acclimatized. Hike around Namche, stroll around the bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.

This day starts with a gentle climb up and descends to Dudh Koshi at an altitude of 3550m before trekking up to Tengboche. Tengboche (Thyangboche) lies at an altitude of 3870m above the sea level, you can enjoy the views of Mount Everest, Thamserku, Amadablam. You will also spot the Tibetan Monastery where you can enter and listen to the monks chanting their mantras.

You will trek through wooded jungles and cross through the ImjaKhola Valley. You will have even more stunning mountain views as you are approaching close to the high Himalayas. Trek through the Pangboche Monastery and climb up to Dingboche at an altitude of 4360m. From Dingboche, you will see spectacular views of Mount Amadablam and Island Peak. Overnight at guest house

This day, you will have a short trek to Chhukhung, you will be heading another part of the Khumbu region, Chhukung offers stunning views of Mount Makalu, Island Peak, Peak 30 and other snow-capped mountains. Overnight at guesthouse

This day, we will cross one of the first 3 high passes, Kongma La Pass. We trek above the Pheriche and Dingboche valleys, near the ridge of Pokhalde Peak before crossing the Kongma La Pass. It is quite a long and exhausting day but you will the most amazing views of the several peaks including the entire Khumbu Valley.

This is another strenuous day as you will trek about 8 hours in a day. You will trek through Khumbu Glacier; visit Everest Base Camp (EBC) and back to Gorakshep. From EBC, you will have spectacular views of Mt, Pumori, Khumbutse, Changtse, Khumbu Icefall but not Mount Everest.

Early in the morning, before the sun rises, hike up to Kalapatthar that offers stunning views of Mount Everest. You can have 360-degree views of the highest peaks in the world. After observing several highest mountains, back to Gorakhseph and continue to descend to Lobuche. The same day, continue to Dzong La. Overnight at Guesthouse

This day, we begin with a little walk up toward Cho La pass. The route crosses the glacier that is marked by cairns. When we arrive at Cho La Pass, the route descends to Thangnak then we continue passing by the lakes at Gokyo. Overnight at Gokyo

Early in the morning, hike Gokyori which takes about 2 hours for a breathtaking sunrise view of Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains. You will have the best views of mountains from here.

This day, we skip the main path and cross Renjo La Pass via DudhPokhari (lake), after trekking for about 3 hours, we reach Renjo La, from where you will have an again amazing panorama view of the mountains. The Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche mountains can be seen glowing in the sun. Along the way, you will see RelamaTsho and Renjo Lakes, then we reach Lungden (4350m). Overnight at Guest house

You will trek down to Thamel today while going down you will cross the BhoteKoshiriver and descend to Taranga and trek to Thame village. Overnight at guesthouse

This day, you will trek beside the river and crossing the bridge you will walk up through the rhododendron forest and reach Namche Bazar. Overnight at guesthouse

Trek down to Lukla from Namche via the same route we trekked up.  Overnight at Lukla

Your adventure ends here. Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Allow few extra days for sightseeing the Kathmandu valley or drive to Chitwan for Jungle Safari and relax.

What's Included


  • Airport Pick up and Drop Services
  • 2 Nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • All necessary permits such and TIMS, National Park Fee
  • All nights’ Lodge or tea house accommodation while trekking
  • 3 times meals in a day such as Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trekking Gears such as Duffle Bag, Walking sticks during trekking (needs to be returned)
  • Medical Kit First-Aid Bag
  • English Speaking Professional license holder Local Guide
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight and domestic airport taxes including guides
  • One porter for every 2 trekkers including his entire expenses
  • Staff insurance, Salary, necessary equipment, Food, and accommodation
  • Rescue Arrangements but Not the bills Please.

What's Excluded


  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Extra Night in Kathmandu because of  early arrival, late departure, or early arrival from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary
  • Any drinks such as hard or soft
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Rescue operation charges
  • International Airfare To and From Kathmandu
  • Tips for Supports staff and etc.

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit in order to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS – NEPAL | TIBET | BHUTAN

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa prior to the travel to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance prior to the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days prior to the travel date in order to process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Everest Base Camp is one of the world's popular trekking destinations.  Every mountain lover has a dream of scaling the base camp of mighty Everest. There are several trekking routes in the Everest Region and EBC trek is the most popular one. We have prepared the Top 10 FAQs on Everest  Base Camp Trek (EBC) in Nepal that is prepared based on the experiences from our previous trekkers. If the… Read More »

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