EVEREST THREE PASS TREKE
- Country: Nepal
- Trip grade: Difficult
- Destination: Everest three pass trek
- Activities: Trekking And Cultural Tours
- Accommodation: Two Nights hotel in Kathmandu. Camp or lodge during the trek.
- Meals: Included
- Maximum altitude: 5500M
- Group size: 5-10
- Best Season: Best seasons are Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)nd Spring (March to May)
It’s an adventurous trek in the Everest region with breath-taking views of the world’s highest and most impressive peaks. The trek takes you to the most beautiful viewpoints of Everest: Renjo La (5350m), Cho La (5420m), Kala Patthar (5500m) and offers exceptional views of the largest glacial complex in the world. This trip includes an optional ascent of Island Peak (+6000m)! The panoramas of the world’s highest mountain and the spectacular scenes will make the hard walks worthwhile. The region looks colorful with different species of plants. Snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, and wild yak are found in the region. This region also has numerous species of birds and reptiles. This adventure will also enables you to dive into the Sherpa culture of Khumbu and meet local people of charming villages and monasteries. It will be an unforgettable cultural immersion experience.
Like other treks in the Everest region, this trek starts from Lukla after a 35-minute mountain flight from Kathmandu. It takes at least 19 days but some extra rest days can be incorporated if desired.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Arrival in Kathmandu, we welcome you by our guide and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, your guide can introduce you to the old streets of Kathmandu where you can enjoy the first glimpses of authentic life.
Accommodation: Hotel/Meal not included
Day 2: Flight Kathmandu-Lukla (2800m), trek to Phakding (2600m)
Our early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla offers spectacular panoramic views of the eastern Himalayas: Langtrant, Gauri-Sankar, Numbur, Manglungtse, and finally Everest. It is a lovely 45 min flight to Lukla (2700m), where Sherpas are waiting for us with special equipment. Our trek begins with a short descent to the Dudh Koshi valley. From the village of Chaurikharka (2621m), the road runs north through the Sherpa villages where wheat, potatoes, corn, and vegetables are grown. We cross Dudh Koshi on a suspended wooden bridge.
Elevation: +50m/-250m/Walking: 3 hours /Accommodation: Lodge
Day 3: Phakding-Namche Bazaar (3440m)
It is a short but sure ascent to the capital of the Sherpa country. Namche Bazaar has the largest market in the Upper Khumbu region, a colorful location, and home to many Hindu and Tibetan people. On the way, you can enjoy fantastic views of Thamserku (6608 m), Everest (8d48m), and Lhotse (8511m)
Elevation: +1040m/-350m/Walking: 5-6 hours/Accommodation: Lodge
Day 4: Namche Bazaar
Enjoy a day at leisure in Namche, the most important city in this region. Numerous lodges and restaurants are found here at the starting point of the trek towards Everest. It is an ideal place to acclimatize to the high altitude before the trek begins. According to your desire, we can embark on a half-day hike to the height of Namche Bazar where the ancient monastery at Khumjung offers a chance to see a fascinating sacred relic kept under lock and key. Khumjung Village itself is also well worth a look as is the famous Hillary School. The stunning landscapes of mountain pastures and small and small well-ordered fields await. We can admire the sunset over the Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest over Namache.
Hiking: 4 hours/Accommodation: Lodge
Day 5: Namche – Thame (3800m)
Descend down through the forest to the small village of Dramo. Then we climb up to Thame, the gateway to the Nangpa La valley. In Thame, we may be lucky enough to meet Apa Sherpa, the record holder of Everest climbs, with 21 successful summits to the date. In the late afternoon, we can climb up to the beautiful monastery above Thame.
Elevation: +690m/-350m/Walking: 4 hours/Accommodation: Lodge
Day 6: Thame – Sumdur (4800m) - Thame
For perfect acclimatization, today we climb Sumdur and discover a belvedere with striking panoramic views. We immerse ourselves in the secret valley of Nangpa La and can imagine the nearby border of Tibet. At the top, an incredible display awaits: Pasang Lamu Peak, Cho Oyu (8201m) and many +7000m mountains stand in front of our eyes. Return to the Lodge.
Elevation: +980m/-980m/Walking: 4 hours/Accommodation: Lodge
Day 7: Thame- Lungde (4400m)
We climb steadily to Lungde, at the foot of the Renjo La. We pass through pretty sheepfolds in valleys and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding peaks. We cross Tibetans descending from Nangpa La to the market of Namche.
Elevation: +600m/-70m/Walking: 5 to 6 hours/Accommodation: Lodge
Day 8: Lungde – Renjo La (5350m) –Gokyo (4790m) A key day!
Its a long day, we start early morning. After 3 hours of steady climbing, we reach to very beautiful lakes in the middle of a spectacular mountain cirque. As we approach the pass, our route steepens. The views are breathtaking: 180° of summits from Cho Oyu to Taboche Peak, including Gyachung Kang, Pumori, Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, and Cholastse. A festival of alpine aesthetics! We descend quickly to Gokyo, the beautiful blue lake in a permanent line of sight.
Elevation: +80m/-640m/Walking: 7 hours/Accommodation: Lodge
Day 10: Dragnag- Cho –La (5350m ) – Dzongla (4840m)
Four-hour's climb to Cho La begins gently and becomes increasingly steep. A beautiful glacial atmosphere greets us at the pass at the foot to the summits of Lobuche. After 30 minutes of descent, we reach almost flat (often snowy area) with a phenomenal panorama from where we descent to Dzongla.
Elevation: +770m/-610m/Walking: 7 to 8 hours/Accommodation: Lodge
Day 11: Dzongla – Lobuche (4940 m)
A beautiful day with beautiful views! We descend to Chola Khola before climbing gently through pastoral lands at the foot of the Khumbu glacier.
Elevation: +220m/-140m/Walking: 3 hours/Accommodation: Lodge
Day 12: Lobuche – Kala Patthar (5545m) –Lobuche
We can climb up to Kala Patthar (5545 m) without technical mountaineering equipment. Fabulous views of Everest awaits, the fall of the Khumbu glaciers, the Pumori and Nuptse. We head back down to Lobuche.
Elevation: +620m/-620m/Walking: 8 hours/Accommodation: Lodge
Day 13: Lobuche – Dingboche –Chukhung (4730m)
Today we head down into the valley. The views of Ama Dablam and Thamserku are superb; perhaps we will be able to see all the way to Dingboche at the foot of the Ama Dablam. In route to the summit of Chukuhung (4730m), we see the unnamed peak of the Imja Khola and the Baruntse (7200m). Depending upon the motivation of the group and the snow condition, our guide can lead us up the trail which crosses Kongma La pass (5535m). The trail passes through many small lakes and offers magnificent views of Everest (+2 hours of Hiking).
Elevation +330n/-530m/Walking: 6 to 7 hours/Accommodation: Lodge
Day 14: Chukhung – Island Peak Base Camp (5100m)
Morning technical preparation session ready for the ascent of the Island Peak (Imja Tse). Skills include the use of crampons and ice axes, operation of a fixed rope, and self-locking handle (jumar)… After lunch, we climb towards Lhotse Shar glacier. We set up camp at the foot of the moraine (5100m) with a view of Baruntse (7220m). Those who do not climb will journey back to Chukung this afternoon ( 5 hours round trip).
Elevation: +240m/Walking: 4 hours/Accommodation: Lodge/ tent
Day 15: Base Camp- Island Peak (6189m) –Chukhung
Those who do not climb Island Peak can summit the Chukung Ri (5546m) and enjoy panoramic views of Nuptse and Ama Dablam. From Chuking Ri, return to Chkhung and rejoin the team which climbed Island Peak (4 hours hiking). For those who climb, we go up a system of vires before taking foot on the glacier at 5800 meters. A magnificent route around crevasses leads us to the foot of the final slope which, depending on the snow conditions, can be directly climbed (45° slope) or bypassed to the left. The last 100m is done on a beautiful tapered ridge with the iconic pick of Ama Dablam in the ubiquitous backdrop. Return to Chukung, where we find the other participants.
Please note: In case of bad weather, one more day will be dedicated to the ascent of the Island Peak. In this case, days 16 and 17 will merge into one long day of Walking.
Elevation: +1220m/-1460m/Hiking: 4 to 12 hours (details in the description)/Accommodation: Lodge
Day 16: Chukhung – Tengboche )3840 m)
Famous for its Buddhist monastery set in a grandiose setting, beautiful Tengboche offers fantastic views of Ama Dalam and her surroundings.
Elevation: +70m/-940m/Walking: 5 to 6 hours/Accommodation: Lodge
Day 17: Tengboche- Namche Bazar (344om)
The balcony trails between Tengboche and Namche displays magnificent views of the Everest valley. After breakfast, we take the path back down through rhododendron forests to Namche Bazar.
Elevation: 610m/-1020m/Walking: 4 hours/Accommodation: Lodge
Day 18: Namche Bazar – Lukla (2400m)
It is a relatively steep descend to the Dhudkosi river which we follow to Phakding, our lunch spot. We cross several traditional villages like Monjo, Jorsale, and Banker. We leave the high mountains and return to the verdant universe of the Nepalese mountains. Late afternoon we arrive in Lukla.
Elevation: 325m/-915m/Walking; 4 hours/Accommodation: Lodge
Day 19: Flight Lukla- Kathmandu
We take a return flight to Kathmandu in the morning. In clear weather, the views of the Himalayan Mountains are spectacular. Transfer to our hotel. After lunch, we visit Bhaktapur, a sumptuous pedestrian city located 15 km from Kathmandu: the most beautiful of the three imperial cities of the valley.
Accommodation: Hotel/Meals not included
Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu
Visit Pashupatinath: Hindu pilgrimage site of high importance on the bank of Bagmati River, considered holy, where cremations take place.
Visit Bouddhanath: an impressive Buddhist monument with Budda’s discerning eyes, surrounded by a multitude of monasteries.
Accommodation: Hotel/Farewell dinner
Day 21: End of stay
Breakfast is included at the hotel that you are staying in. As per your scheduled international flight, our office representatives/ guide will escort you to the airport. The company will be delighted to have your comment, suggestion as feedback after your safe journey back home.
The details in these programs are updated regularly but imponderables and unpredictable circumstances may result in inaccuracies. In order to provide the adventure which is best suited to your demands, the weather, and the operational conditions, changes to the program may be made. For safety reasons, we reserve the right to interrupt your participation in this program at any time if your technical level or fitness is deemed unsuitable or if you are seen as a danger to yourself or to those around you. This will in no case give rights to refunds or compensation.
UPER BODY LAYERS
Walking t-shirt -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is quick dry.
Sleeping t-shirt -1 it is can be cotton
Thermal base layers top -1mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester ,capilene or polartec power dry
Insulating layers -1mid wight fleece that can be worm over other layers
Fleece vest optional -advisable for those who feel cold
Rain jacket -1 essential
Down jacket -1 essential its very cold up high or depend how high are you going.
LOWER BODY LAYERS
Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)
Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light wight trousers no cotton but zip offs are good.
Sleeping trousers 1 light wight 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 johns 1 for evening or sleeping.
Duffle bag pack 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 cary.
Day pack with rain cover -1for cary your personal items during the treks eg camera and chocolate water.
Sleeping bags -1 3season (4season oct-feb).
Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags.
Trekking boots -1 must be well worm and comfortable with ankle support.
Socks -3 good and worm enough
Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light wight for evening use.
Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder as you like.
Water purification drops -1 it is cheep and easy to buy in kathmandu (piyous).
Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.
Sunglass -1 essential good uv protection.
Suncream we recommend SPF 30 greater.
Bandana -1 this useful for a variety of purposes.
Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking.
Worm woolen head -1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.
Flash light or head torch -1head light is best as it leaves your hand free and extra batteries.
Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).
Travel towel -1 light wight and compact.
Wash kit -1 travel itms for the trek.
Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hand clean.
Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks
Book or journal as you like.
Pack of cadrs for evening fun.
Trekking snacks enough for trekking and good selection available in kathmandu.
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.
Gloves worm enough.
Nack wormer \Buff.
A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE IT IS ESSENTIAL -DONT COME WITHOUT IT NAMASTE .
All of above the equipment you can get cheaply in kathmandu.If you have any queries please feel free to ask.
Three passes trek to Mt Everest
Three passes trek to Mt Everest
A fantastic trip along the three passes route to Everest base camp with Soul Himalayas in March 2018. We enjoyed the fabulous mountain scenery in the Himalayas, and learning all about the Buddhist culture and way of life. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly, always helpful and patient, and we felt very well looked after. I couldn't recommend this company more highly for their professionalism, their sense of humour, their flexibility, and their dedication to our safety and well being. I shall be back !!Susan J, UK
Life Time Experience which is We Never Expect
We returned recently from a trip to Nepal. We had Sarki Sherpa as a porter guide on our trek from Jiri-Gokyo-Lukla. We hired him and a porter through an agency. I have no idea if he works alone also, or only through agencies. This was our first time trekking in Nepal, although we have had guides on Kilimanjaro and on the Inca Trail. Even though he was hired as a porter guide, in my opinion he acted as a guide, answering questions, giving lots of information, asking us if we had any questions for him, taking care of any business issues (signing us in at check points while we went ahead, he always caught up to us very quickly).
He seemed to have lots of knowledge and does have a trekking guide permit (which he showed us). He had his friend as our porter and the friend also works as a guide. We hired a porter guide and a porter because my husband wanted to take his heavy camera equipment along with him and so we had too much stuff for 1 porter. We were a nice team doing everything together. I'm not sure if porters usually go along on "rest day" walks, but ours did.
Anyways Sarki is strong, fit, knowledgeable, always in a good mood, super helpful, not just with us, but I saw him helping out lots of local people on the way, very friendly to everyone and generous. When my husband and then I were weakened by intestinal issues, he easily carried our day pack in additional to his, claiming that he can carry 45 kg. easily. When a yak got stuck on the main bridge on the way back from NB, he helped out the yak and carried a heavy bag across the bridge for the yak driver (this is just two examples of his helpfulness, he often helped with the stoves in the dining rooms, and helped out the lodge owners with various tasks, helped people loading up yaks, etc.) When the agency didn't have a plane ticket from Lukla for our porter, he bought the porter a ticket, even though he wasn't sure he would be paid back (apparently he was paid back, according to him, and the agency). The day after our trek we went to his aunt's place in Kathmandu where he lives when he's there and had a nice afternoon and amazing momos!
His English vocabulary is very good as well as his grammar, but he needs to work a bit on his pronunciation, which I told him, and I think the agency we hired him through is planning to help him pay for English lessons. Sometimes it took awhile, but we always ended up understanding what he was saying in the end, and as the trek went on, it got easier. Based on texts and a couple emails, his written English is not very good, but knowing the context it's understandable, and way better than my Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan and other dialects that he speaks.
Anyone interested can contact me via this forum, or email Sarki directly a soul himalaya treks (he told me it was ok if I left his email address on this site).
Everest Three Pass Terk which Is One of the best trip of my life
This is a first class company, the arrangements were perfect and the staff were knowledgeable, friendly and very efficient. Overall our group of 7 could not have been in better hands, a thoroughly enjoyable 3 weeks in the greatest of places, Nepal has all the scenery, culture and history you could wish for.Michael C Derby, United Kingdom
The Magnificent Seven do the Three Passes.
An amazing trip in a beautiful country. The staff were very experienced, kind and patient with us. They explained the way of life and the traditions of the Buddhist/Sherpa way of life which was fascinating. Nothing was too much trouble. They were jolly and cheerful when we were puffing and panting at altitude. The trip was completed with a wonderful cultural evening in Kathmandu. Would highly recommend this trip. Best wishes and thanks to Pemba, Sarki, Cemi, Chimmy and the rest of the crew.galliston69 Derby, United Kingdom