Metro Everest

Everest Three Passes Trek

Duration
16 days
Max. Elevation
5545m
Group Size
Min 2
Level
Difficult
Transportation
All ground transportation and domestic flight as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House / Lodge during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazaar - Thame - Gokyo - Gokyo Ri - Thangnak - Dzhongla - Gorakshep - Kala Patthar - Chukung - kongma La Pass - Namche Bazaar - Lukla - Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Breathtaking Kathmandu to Lukla flight
  • Traverse Renjo La Pass, Cho La and Kongma La for unmatched Himalayan vistas
  • Explore Gokyo valley, frozen lakes, and Gokyo Ri's striking views
  • Immerse in hospitable Sherpa culture
  • Witness Mount Everest and the Khumbu glacier from Kala Patthar
  • Discover cultural treasures: prayer wheels, flags, Mani stones, suspension bridges
  • Breathtaking panoramas of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and more
  • Unforgettable journey, blending natural beauty, cultural richness, and thrilling challenges

Overview

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with Adventure Metro Everest, where the 3 High Passes trek or Everest High Passes Trek awaits to redefine your perception of thrill and exploration. Nestled in the heart of the Everest region, this challenging expedition combines awe-inspiring landscapes with a profound cultural immersion into the Sherpa way of life. Join us at Adventure Metro Everest for an unparalleled 16-day package, meticulously designed by our experienced team to provide an unforgettable experience.

Commencing with a breathtaking 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Adventure Metro Everest introduces you to 3 High Passes trek or Everest High Passes Trek. As you embark on your trek to Phakding from Lukla, the doors to the first high pass, Renjo La Pass, open. This challenging ascent showcases panoramic views of the Everest region, offering a glimpse into the rugged beauty of the arid landscape and the majestic peaks that define the Himalayas. Continuing the expedition, the trail leads to Cho La Pass, a gateway to stunning isolated valleys and towering mountains. Marvel at the views from Cho La Pass, including the majestic Mount Everest, Cho Oyo, Makalu, Amadablam, and Lhotse. Navigate the challenging terrains, where the surreal beauty of the landscapes will leave an indelible mark on your memory. The final leg of the triple high pass adventure unfolds at Kongma La Pass, revealing breathtaking vistas of Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lake. Conquer Kongma La Pass, and let the glacial landscapes, including the Ngozumpa and Khumbu glaciers, mesmerize you. This segment of the trek encapsulates the essence of high-altitude trekking, offering a profound connection with nature. The 3 High Passes trek or Everest High Passes Trek is not merely a physical challenge; it's a journey into the heart of Sherpa culture. Traverse through dense rhododendron and pine forests, Dudh Koshi valley, Sagarmatha National Park, and charming Sherpa villages. Witness the rich varieties of traditions and lifestyles that define this unique community.

3 High Passes trek or Everest High Passes trekking, offered by Adventure Metro Everest, stands out as a premier adventure package. Our skilled Sherpa guides and porters ensure a seamless journey, catering to your every need while prioritizing your safety and enjoyment. Seize the opportunity to explore the Everest region with our professional crew this season!

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our team at Adventure Metro Everest will be ready to greet you. You'll be transferred to your hotel, and after a short break, you can explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, known as Trekkers' Paradise. The first night of your adventure will be spent at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day two begins with a hotel breakfast and check-out. We'll then transfer you to the national airport for a scenic flight to Lukla. Upon arrival, you'll meet our porter team, and the trek to Phakding will commence. Descending towards the Dudh Khosi River, you'll follow its banks and cross a suspension bridge to reach Phakding. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge or tea house await.

The third day involves a trek to Namche Bazaar. After breakfast, you'll traverse pine forests, passing through Zam Phute and Tok Tok villages. The trail leads to Benkar and Monjo, where permits are checked. Entering Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, you continue to Jorsalle and ascend until reaching Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village in the Everest region. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge or tea house follow.

Your 3 High Passes trek or Everest high passes trek starts today from Thame and travels north to Marulung. After breakfast, you will trek towards the first pass of the trip in the morning after seeing the monastery in Thame. The picturesque villages of Thambuteng, Hungmo, and Taranga are located along the path that leads to the Marulung hamlet above the Bhote Kosi River. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge or tea house follow.

Dedicate the day to acclimatization, allowing your body to adjust to the higher altitudes. After breakfast, explore the surroundings, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and enjoy the stunning views. Engage in light activities to enhance your acclimatization process, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey ahead. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge or tea house follow.

After breakfast, as you will be going across the first pass along the route, Renjo La Pass, it will be one of your most thrilling days. You may see a variety of human activities, including yak herding, depending on the season. The spectacular vistas of lofty peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu will be seen once you pass through the Renjo La Pass. You will descend to Dudh Pokhari, the third lake in the Gokyo valley, after crossing the pass, and then you will reach the settlement of Gokyo, which is situated next to the lake. After taking a short break, you may even ascend the ridge to see the world's highest freshwater lake system and some stunning views of the lakes. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge or tea house follow.

You will trek up to Gokyo Ri early in the morning for a breathtaking glimpse of the dawn. The views of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan landscape are spectacular from the summit. You will go down to Gokyo for breakfast after having a terrific day up on Gokyo Ri. Everest High Passes Trek in 3 High Passes trek orientation on the rocky slopes is strenuous. The lateral moraine is present at the other end of the glacier, where a lovely frozen lake serves as a landmark. Going up the scree slope of the moraine on a level area between the moraine and the mountain wall will take you to Thangnag if you continue along the route above the lake. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge or tea house follow.

Traverse the enchanting landscape, passing the serene Gokyo Lakes and crossing the mesmerizing Ngozumba Glacier. After breakfast, enjoy the panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks as you make your way to Thangnak, a peaceful settlement surrounded by stunning mountain vistas. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge or tea house follow.

Embark on an exhilarating journey as you trek to Dzongla, traversing the challenging Cho La Pass standing at an impressive altitude of (5,368m/17,611ft). After breakfast, Experience the steep ascent and glacier traverse, marveling at the breathtaking views of Kyajo Ri, Tengkangpoche, Numbur, and other prominent peaks. Descend through pine trees and crevasses, catching distant glimpses of Lobuche, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and the Pheriche settlement. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge or tea house follow.

After breakfast, continue your remarkable journey by trekking to Gorakshep and make a memorable visit to the renowned Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the stunning surroundings as you reach an elevation of (5365m/17,602ft). Capture breathtaking views of the iconic peaks, including Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse. After exploring Everest Base Camp, return to Gorakshep for a well-deserved rest. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge or tea house follow.

After breakfast, on an early morning adventure to witness the breathtaking sunrise from the summit of Kala Patthar, standing at an elevation of (5,545m/18,192ft). After breakfast, capture awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, including the majestic Mount Everest. After this exhilarating experience, continue your trek to Lobuche, immersing yourself in the stunning mountainous landscapes. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge or tea house follow.

Embark on another thrilling day of trekking as well as after breakfast as you make your way from Lobuche to Chukung, conquering the challenging Kongma La Pass with an elevation of (5,535m /18,159ft). Marvel at the rugged beauty of the landscape and relish the panoramic views of Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Baruntse, and Ama Dablam. Descend to Chukung, where the stunning vistas of Island Peak and Amphu Lapcha await. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge or tea house follow.

After breakfast, Embark on the homeward stretch of your journey as you trek back from Chukung to the vibrant Namche Bazaar. Descend through picturesque landscapes and quaint villages, savoring the memories of your high-altitude adventure. Enjoy the diverse terrain and stunning views as you gradually make your way to the welcoming atmosphere of Namche Bazaar. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge or tea house follow.

After breakfast, you'll make your way back to Monjo and Phakding, ascend up to Lukla, and check in to the lodge or tea house. An optional celebration with the team is available before dinner and an overnight stay.

Day fifthteen includes a flight back to Kathmandu and a transfer to your hotel. After breakfast and check-out, you'll fly back to Kathmandu. Our team will pick you up and transfer you back to your hotel. A trip review and evening celebration dinner follow, with an overnight stay at your hotel, marking the end of the trip.

On day sixteen, after breakfast and check-out, our team will transfer you back to the airport approximately 3 hours before departure. Adventure Metro Everest hopes you enjoyed 3 High Passes trek of 16 days and wishes you a pleasant journey onwards.

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