Everest Three Pass Trek

  • Trip Duration: 21 days
  • Trek Duration: 19
  • Trip Code: SHTT-TH3
  • Trip Cost: $$.....
  • Primary Activity: Trekking & Hiking
  • Secondary Activity: cultural tours in mananag local villagers in sherpa local village
  • Max. Group Size: 15 pex
  • Min. Group Size: 1 pex
  • Starts Point: kathmandu-Lukla Flight, and trek starts
  • Ends Point: lukla-Kathmandu flight then trip will end.
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Height: 5535m(18225.6FEET)
  • Trip Mode: Lodge & Camping terk
  • Accommodation: Two Nights hotel in Kathmandu. Camp or lodge during the trek.
  • Season: Best seasons are Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)nd Spring (March to May)
  • Other Info: Eco Friendly trek where you will witness the highest peak in the world and you will come across cultures, lifestyle, sceneries that you can see nowhere else in this world.

Trip Information

Three pass trekking in Everest regions of the best destination. Truly blessed by the prominent magnetism, Everest Region offers wide array of treks which falls in the eastern part of the country. The higher altitudes of Khumbu to the base of Sagarmatha, walkthrough the hills of Solulets one unleash the beauty of the Himalayas. As it is fairly known that walking through the trails of Mountain Everest is one of the most fascinating treks, it lets one explore four out of six tallest peaks namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho yu.

The geographical and cultural features of this region cast a magical spell on every traveler that visits this region. This region is very popular for varieties of trails namely Everest Basecamp Trekking, Kala-patthar trekking, GokyoRi trekking, Everest high pass trekking, Gokyo valley Tyangboche trekking and many more.

The trekking in Everest region is found to be the most challenging trek in Nepal because of its high altitude. This tempting region is a home for varieties of flora and fauna.Juniper, pine, firs, bamboo, birch, rhododendron are found in the lower forest region. The entire national park looks colorful with different species of plants that bloom after the rainy season in June. The best time to trek this region is from October to November and from March to May, when the weather stays at its best unleashing the wild flowers mostly rhododendrons. This region is also a terrain for many animals; they are capable of being adjusted in the chilled climate. Snow leopard, Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, mountain fix, wild yak are among the major wild animals found around the National park. Along with the plants and animals this region has numerous species of birds and reptiles. There is no doubt that this region will be a fulfilled adventurous journey for you. The towering snowcapped mountains and the spectacular scenes will make the journey worth the hard walks and trails to complete this trail it takes at least 19 days but some time it can be extend few more days if they deserve rest days in some places.

In this trekking they get an chance to cross three high passes of this region. These are Renjola pass (5435), Chola pass (5420m) and Kongma-la Pass(5535m). This trekking offers natural grandeurs of world's high altitude places with wonderful views of towering mountains. As the trekking trail goes via Sherpa villages, the trekkers can also observe the authentic gurop like Sherpa cast,s life style of mountain people. Like other trekking of Everest region this trekking also start from Lukla after 35 minutes mountain flight from Kathmandu. In the early days it follows the route leads to Namche Bazaar, the main junction of all Everest trekkers. From Namche Bazaar it takes the path north west to Thame village and from there we have to walk noth Lungdhen. The next morning of their arrival in Lungdhen they move to cross first pass Renjola. Crossing Renjola they down to beautiful mountain lake Gokyo. That night they sleep in the mountain lodge nearby Gokyo Lake. Next morning first of all our trekking guide takes them for climbing Gokyo Ri for enchanting views of Mt. Everest and other high mountains, Gokyo lake and glacier. After lunch they catch the path of second adventurous high pass Chola pass. Crossing Chola pass first of all they trek up to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. Then they trek back for crossing third and last pass Kongmala. After Kongmala pass they take one day rest in Chhukung valley.

What is a tea house trek?
You will encounter many tea houses on your trek. A tea house is a lodge operated by the locals of a village to support their family and community. During the evenings and night the teahouses offer you beverages, food, warmth, and a chance to chat with other trekkers and locals. Teahouses are not five star hotels, but basic accommodation including breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a very affordable price. Many teahouses offer hot showers where you have to a small fee (usually around $2). Wifi and battery charge is also offered with a small fee.

What is a camping trek?
As the name suggests, a camping trek is camping, in which you will have to accommodate yourself and your companions along with the staff in tents. The tents will consist of kitchens and bedrooms. All the tedious and cumbersome tasks will be done by our staff. These kinds of treks are said to be really adventurous and fun.

Are you (Soul Himalaya Treks &Tours) authorized by the government?
Yes, we are fully authorized by the government to conduct any kinds of activities relating to trekking and traveling. All of our guides are licensed and experienced mountain guides.

Should I obtain insurance for the trek?
Yes, we insist you to take out insurance. You should have yourself insured before your arrival to Nepal and it should cover all expenses. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to ask us. Many of our trekkers have been happy with dog tag insurance.  https://www.dogtag.com/

Is tipping the guides and porters compulsory?
It is not compulsory. However, it has been a common trait and the guides and porters will be expecting a small amount of tips from you. A small amount to you can hold a great essence in their life and can go a long way to help them and their families. Feel free to ask us for a suggested standard amount.

Are there any kinds of age limit for trekking in the Himalayas?
No. People under 18 should be accompanied by their parents or guardian and should have the required health ability to trek in the Himalayas.

How do I get to Nepal?
It is a really easy procedure. You will get a visa upon arrival at the international airport in Nepal. It is best to bring cash to the airport. There are times where the credit card machine is down, and this can cause travelers a huge headache. We have a completely independent article providing you with all the information you need for traveling to Nepal. Please, take a look.

Are the trekking personnel fluent in talking English?
Yes, all of our guides are fluent in English. We only provide jobs to trekking guides who have impeccable speaking skills in English and experience in the mountains. Please feel free to ask them about the environment and the Sherpa culture which you will encounter on your trek.

How long should we walk every day?
In average you will walk at least 5 hours but no more than 7 hours. It is common to begin early in the morning, have an hour rest for a lunch, and arrive at a teahouse well before sunset.

What is the best season to schedule our trek to Nepal?
Frankly speaking, Nepal is a place where you will enjoy your time throughout the year. There are no such restraints in traveling and enjoying Nepal any time in the year. However, as a whole, March-May and September-November are mostly preferred by the trekkers and travelers in Nepal.

What kind of foods will we be served during our trek?
You will be astounded with all the local and international food items you will get to choose in tea house during the trek. A typical teahouse will serve items such as rice, potatoes, curry, vegetables, dumplings, pasta, soup, and lots of local tea. All the food you will be served will be highly fresh, hygienic, energetic and organic.

Can I travel alone?
Yes, definitely. But, we suggest you to take at least one guide with you in the case of something happening. Our guides are first aid trained and are quick to recognize symptoms of possible altitude sickness and trained to prevent it from getting worse.

Can we hire trekking equipments from you?
Unfortunately, that’s a ‘no’. But, you surely can hire it from Kathmandu and we will help you. You will find equipment in Kathmandu to be much more affordable than your home countries.

What to do during any emergencies?
We understand the possibilities of any kind of emergencies and we ensure that we will do the utmost of our abilities to assist you. Everything, however, is not in our hands and there are some legal constraints too. We assure you that we will always stand besides you and help you in any possible way.

How should I dress for the trek?
Dress codes vary according to altitude of travel and duration of the trek too. Come with clothing you feel comfortable in and could wear for long periods of time. For more information please contact us, and we can provide with a gear list. We will be more than happy to assist you.

What is the maximum weight allowed on domestic flights?
The normal weight limit for domestic flights is 15 kg. If you would like to carry more than 15 kg there will be a fee.

Are all the trekking routes facilitated with efficient communication facilities?
Almost, but some parts of some trek are deprived of effective communication facilities. We ensure you that you won’t have to go 3 days without Internet or communication facilities.

What If I get sick during the trek?
Our trekking guides have attended various kinds of first aid training programs and will provide you with some general medications. If the case becomes serious, you will be taken to a local hospital or maybe back Kathmandu for treatment. Prior to the trek, please notify us with any allergies that you may have so we can best assist you.
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UPER BODY LAYERS
Walking t-shirt -2 merino wool, synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is quick dry.
Sleeping t-shirt -1 it is can be cotton
Thermal base layers top -1 long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester quick dry.
Insulating layers -1 fleece that can be worn over other layers
Fleece vest optional -advisable for those who feel cold
Rain jacket -1 essential
Down jacket -1 essential its very cold up in high altitude

LOWER BODY LAYERS
Underwear - Non-cotton underwear enough for trek ( you can wash along them along the way)
Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light weight trousers no cotton but zip offs are good and waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Sleeping trousers 1 light weight yoga style evening sleeping but no jeans.
Trekking shorts -1 if no zips off trousers. Below the knee for ladies.
Rain pants -1 advisable
Thermal long john 1 for evening or sleeping.

PACKS&BAGS
Daypack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Duffle bag packs 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. But SHTT provides duffel bags for the duration of trek these are easier for the potters to carry.
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
One large waterproof rucksack cover (optional)

FOOTWEAR
Two pairs of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
Two pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
Two pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
Pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Water bottles –one 2-liter Nalgene Bottle and one bladder.
Water purification drops - it is cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (piyus).
Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.
Sunglasses -1 Essential good UV protection.
Sun cream - we recommend SPF 30 or greater.
Bandana - this is useful for a variety of purposes.
Baseball cap) - protection from the sun
Warm woolen hat – it is cold in the mornings and evenings
Head torch – 1 head light is best as it leaves your hands free and bring extra batteries.
Personal first aid kit -1 includes any prescribed medication
Wash kit -1 travel item for the trek.
Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hands clean.
Warm gloves – one thin layer and one warmer layer
Camera with charge and enough batteries for your trek
Sleeping bag 30 degree DC and Fleece sleeping bag liner
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs.)
Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don't leave rubbish in mountain.
Trekking poles optional - advisable for anyone with knee issues.
Neck warmer \Buff.

Toiletries
Medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Deodorant
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash

Extras/Luxuries
Reading book
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE IT IS ESSENTIAL -DONT COME WITHOUT IT NAMASTE .

Cost Include

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Good hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinners.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • soul himalaya trek  bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
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Cost Exclude

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
  • Bar & Beverage bills

Fixed Departure Dates

Starting Date Trip Duration Single Suplementary Cost Per Person Trip Deposit Availability
2018-03-04 18 days days $ each $$1850 each $10% Book Now
2018-04-05 18 days days $ each $$1850 each $10%% Book Now
2018-05-06 18 days days $ each $$1850 each $10% Book Now

Trip Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Altitude: 1, 350m.
After the arrival of you're at Tribhuwan International Airport, our customer receiving member will greet with attractive preparations and will drive you up to the booked hotel from the means of your comfort. If your arrival is accurate as planned then, we will also take you to well-hygienic restaurant along with opportunity to take a short glimpse over the taste of foods, entertaining dances, etc. of different ethnic castes of Nepal and if the arrival is late then we may do this in next day. Next day morning, you will be taken to the head office and you will be told about your trekking routes, activities, destinations and their time periods briefly. Then, we will introduce you to your trekking guide.

DAY 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation: 1350m.
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks include the World Heritage Sites: the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Himalayan Glacier Trekking briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding: 35minute Lukla: 2800m & Phakding: 2610m 4 to 5 hours
According to the scheduled flight time, the guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport. The flight provides awesome views of different mountains. After you reach to Lukla, we will have a local or your desired dinner in the lodge. Today's trek starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, you can fresh up or either hike to the Gompa.

Day 4: Trek to Namche: 3440m 5-6 hours
After an early breakfast, we will start our trek to Namche. The trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmatha National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, we will drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the foundation of the hill. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. We will stay overnight at a local Lodge.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar: 3440m Acclimatization Day
Today is an acclimatization day. As your body might have never experienced such a high altitude, your body must need some time to cope with the environment. But, you will get everything you need to spend a day at the Namche Bazaar. You can visit an old Sherpa village named Thamo to view their culture and tradition from a closer viewpoint. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Muesuem and monastery as per your interest and time.

Day 6: Trek to Thame: 3440m 3 to 4 hours
After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is easy walk through the valley. After exploring the village, the trail leads continue to Thame. After lunch, we will rest a little while and explore the Sherpa village and its culture. There is small Hydro power where you can visit .

Day 7: Trek to Lumde: 4137m 4 to 5 hours
After an early breakfast, we will continue our trek to Lumde. The trail leads uphill to Lumde through the dry valley. It is an interesting walk with the enjoying views of the snow peaked mountains and the valley. Today you won't see Sherpa village because Thame is the last village of the valley.

Day 8: Trek to Gokyo via Ranjo la: 5465m 7-8 hours
Today, we will trek to Gokyo via Ranjo la after breakfast. The trail leads uphill for an hour and half and then easy walks for a while. At the end, there is hard climb to get to the top of the Renjo La from where you will have a splendid view of Mt. Everest with Mt.Nuptse and surrounding peaks. You will also see Gokyo Lake with breathtaking views. From the top of the Renjo La, the trail drops down to the Third Lake (Gokya Lake) and get in to the lodge.

Day 9: Trek to Thaknak: 4750m 3 hours
Today, we will have a short trek but despites, we will start earlier because we will have to walk through the longest glacier of the country called Ngozumpa glacier. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get in to the Thaknak, it would be better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatization.

Day 10: Trek to Zungla via Chola pass: 5367m 6-7 hours
Today can be said as the hardest day of the trek because it consists of steep climbing too. We will start our trek just after the breakfast. Then, the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains.

Day 11: Trek to Gorekshep: 5,100m 5-6 hours
After having our breakfast, we will continue our trek as Gorakshep as our destination of the day through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up and downs, we will reach Gorakshep.

Day 12: Hike up to the Base Camp: 5,364m 6-7 hours
Today, we will hike up to the Everest Base Camp. This is a day which will fulfil your dreams to visit the base camp of the highest peak in the earth. The day trek might take about 6-7 hours with respect to the weather. You will be able to enjoy the surrounding views of the glacier and mountains. During the climbing season there will be many tents which make colorful looking around.

Day 13: Hike up to Kalapatthar: 5550m and trek to Lobuche: 4445m 6-7 hours
Today, we will start our day trek before breakfast. The trek might take about 2 hours up to kalapatthar(5550m),which is considered to be the greatest view point of the Everest region from which you can get splendid views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori , Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamerserku, Mera Peak and many more. After taking many photographs, we will trek down to the lodge at Gorekshep for breakfast and continue your walk down to Lobuche.

Day 14: Trek to Chukung : 4,730m via Kongma la pass :5535m 6-7 hours
Today, after having an early breakfast, we will start our day walking through the Khumbhu glacier towards east. After crossing the glacier and river the trail leads up to the pass which is the highest pass of this trip. After hard climb to the top, the trail drops steep down to the Chukung valley where our day ends.

Day 15: Trek to Tengboche: 3,860m 5-6 hours
Today is an easy day which is downhill through the valley. The trail continues leads down to the Dingboche then after the walking valley gets change through few Sherpa villages. After Pangboche village the trail drops down to the river and cross the bridge. Then, the trail leads up to the Tengboche where the oldest Monastery situated on the top of the hill.

Day 16: Trek to Namche: 3440m4-5 hours
Today your day starts walking steep downhill through the Rhododendron woodland. Once we get at the bottom of the hill, we will cross the bridge and steep climbing through the pine and Juniper forest to the Khumjung. After exploring the village at Khumjung, we will have Lunch and continue our walk to the Namche Bazzar.

Day 17: Trek to Lukla: 2,800m 6 to 7 hours
Today is in fact the last day of our trek. After fulfilling some formalities at the check-post of the National park at Monju, we will continue out walk to the Phakding for lunch. After that our last day of the trek continue to the Lukla

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu: 1350m35minute
Today, we will have an early flight to Kathmandu. We might probably have a morning flight. Once you are at the airport at Kathmandu, guide will assist to get in to your hotel by private vehicle.
After reaching the capital, you can visit the heritage sites of the valley, go for shopping for your relatives or just have some rest for your body.

Day 19: Departure Day: 1350m
Our office representatives will escort you to the airport for your connecting flight home. It's been wonderful meeting you & knowing you all of these weeks. We are sure you've had the vacation of a lifetime & we hope you will pass on your experiences to the generations to come. We will remember you & also hope you will remember us in the days ahead. Take care!!! You can place any of your complaints, recommendations or suggestions regarding any matter