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Everest Three Passes Three Valleys Trek

Highlights

  • Embark on a high-altitude trek that will test your physical strength and mental resolve as you conquer some of the highest passes in the world.
  • Seize the opportunity to traverse all the major mountain passes and valleys, culminating in an awe-inspiring visit to the base camp of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth.
  • Gain invaluable exposure to the native Sherpa culture and people who have lived in the region for centuries, savoring the unique delicacies they have perfected over time.

Overview

Conquer Everest's Loftiest High Passes

This exceptional trek traverses the most towering mountain passes in Everest's fabled Khumbu region. Stand triumphant atop three high passes exceeding 5,000 meters, each revealing spellbinding vistas of the highest peaks on Earth, glacial lakes, and icefalls slicing through the Himalayas. As you push to each apex and descend into lush valleys, appreciate the grandeur surrounding you.

Immerse in Sherpa Culture

Encounter the native Sherpa people, gaining insight into their enduring customs and way of life molded by these extreme environs. Spend evenings in traditional villages, sampling staples like Tsampa and Sherpa tea, connecting with the community and their homeland – the world’s mightiest mountain range. From icy, oxygen-starved passes to cultures rooted in Buddhism, this is an experience of extremes.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1340m)
Hotel

ACCOMODATION

Hotel

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DISTANCE

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DURATION

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ELEVATION

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Airport Shuttle

TRANSPORTATION

Airport Shuttle

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MEAL

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One of our representatives will pick you up at the airport and accompany you to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, we will visit some of the most important places in the capital. In the evening, we will have a meeting at the hotel to brief you on the entire trip.

Day 2 : Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding (2610m)
7 km

DISTANCE

7 km

+100m, -330m

ELEVATION

+100m, -330m

4-5 hours

DURATION

4-5 hours

Tea house

ACCOMODATION

Tea house

Flight, Van

TRANSPORTATION

Flight, Van

Breakfast

MEAL

Breakfast

We leave early from Kathmandu to Manthali, a town 130 km away, from where we will take a flight to Lukla (2850 m). Today’s stage descends gently towards the bottom of the Dudh Kosi valley (“river of milk” in Nepali), where we will spend the night in the town of Phakding. In the afternoon, we will visit the more than 500-year-old monastery.

Day 3 : Phakding to Namche (3450m)
14km

DISTANCE

14km

+900m, -100m

ELEVATION

+900m, -100m

6-7 hours

DURATION

6-7 hours

Tea house

ACCOMODATION

Tea house

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TRANSPORTATION

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MEAL

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From today onwards we will be trekking on the Sagarmatha (Everest) National park, the highest National park of the world. The trail passes through various settlements Toktok, Monjo, Jorsalle, and this day we will cross the highest bridge in Larchye Dovan. The first sight of Everest can be seen today from the Tope danda. Namche/Nauche : Also called the Chamonix of Himalaya, with various shops, restaurants and hotels and a

weekend market. Is also considered as the capital of Khumbu Valley.

Day 4 : Namche to Khumjung (3780m)
Tea house

ACCOMODATION

Tea house

3.5 Km

DISTANCE

3.5 Km

3 Hours

DURATION

3 Hours

+400m / -20m

ELEVATION

+400m / -20m

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TRANSPORTATION

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MEAL

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Today will be an easy hike towards Khumjung passing via Syangboche airstrip, we will have the tea break at the famous Everest view hotel. Then, we descended to Khumjung, one of the most beautiful villages in the Everest region. We can visit the Hillary school and Khunde village.

Day 5 : Khumjung to Thame (3820m)
Tea house

ACCOMODATION

Tea house

12 Km

DISTANCE

12 Km

4-5 Hours

DURATION

4-5 Hours

+573 / -509m

ELEVATION

+573 / -509m

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TRANSPORTATION

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MEAL

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Today the trail leads to the Bhote koshi valley, one of the major valleys in Khumbu region. Is one of the traditional salt trade routes between Nepal and Tibet Via Nampala pass. We pass by some of the authentic Sherpa villages where we can see the real life of Sherpa people and their culture and traditions. Thame is home to one of the world class record holder climbers like Appa Sherpa. As many tourists do not pass by, we will be able to see some Himalayan Thar and Musk deer. 

Thame: Thame is one of the important settlements in this valley. Thame monastery(gompa) is one of the oldest monasteries in the region.



Day 6 : Thame to Lungden (4375m)
Tea house

ACCOMODATION

Tea house

10 Km

DISTANCE

10 Km

5-6 hours

DURATION

5-6 hours

+913m / -354m

ELEVATION

+913m / -354m

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TRANSPORTATION

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MEAL

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The Trail ascends slowly towards high elevation passing through various abandoned villages and pasture land for yaks.

Day 7 : Acclimatization Day
Tea house

ACCOMODATION

Tea house

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DISTANCE

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DURATION

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ELEVATION

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TRANSPORTATION

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MEAL

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Today we hike up to 5000m for the acclimatization and come back to Lungden.

Day 8 : Lungden to Gokyo (4750m) via Renjola (5345m)
Tea house

ACCOMODATION

Tea house

11 Km

DISTANCE

11 Km

7-8 Hours

DURATION

7-8 Hours

+1085m / -698m

ELEVATION

+1085m / -698m

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TRANSPORTATION

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MEAL

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As this is our first pass among the 3 it's going to be a long day but the view from the Renjola is rewarding as we can see 4 8000 m high mountains Everest, Lhotse, Cho-yu, Makalu and several other peaks. As we descended to the Gokyo lake where we spent the night on the bank of pristine Gokyo Lake.

Day 9 : Gokyo to Gokyo ri (5357m) and hike to Thagnak (4700m)
Tea house

ACCOMODATION

Tea house

8 Km

DISTANCE

8 Km

5-6 Hours

DURATION

5-6 Hours

+763m / -820m

ELEVATION

+763m / -820m

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TRANSPORTATION

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MEAL

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Climbing Gokyo ri in the early morning is an option, a steep climb to Gokyo ri is rewarding. We will start our walk in the midday, we will cross Ngozumpa Glacier (the longest glacier in Nepal) to reach Thagnak (Dragnak).

Day 10 : Thagnak to Dzongla via Chola pass
Tea house

ACCOMODATION

Tea house

9 Km

DISTANCE

9 Km

7-8 Hours

DURATION

7-8 Hours

+900m / -722m

ELEVATION

+900m / -722m

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TRANSPORTATION

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MEAL

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Our second pass and a bit tough comparing to Renjola pass , after few hours of walk we reach the base of chola it seems quite steep but recently the iron cable were put on the south face so the climb we will be easy, from the top of chola we can enjoy the splendid mountain views to the west and to the east .The trail afterwards descend through the glacier of arkansas and later followed by the open valley with towering Cholatse on the right.

Day 11 : Dzongla to Gorak Shep and to Everest Base camp back to Gorak Shep
Tea house

ACCOMODATION

Tea house

20 Km

DISTANCE

20 Km

8-9 Hours

DURATION

8-9 Hours

+1304m / -616m

ELEVATION

+1304m / -616m

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TRANSPORTATION

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MEAL

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Today is going to be the longest walk on high altitude, as we are already acclimatized so it will be fun. We will walk till Gorakshep, the last lodges on the way to Everest base camp. We will leave our stuff there on Gorak Shep and after lunch we will go to the famous Everest Base camp. During spring Everest base camp became the most populated Glacier , during the fall and winter we just encountered the Khumbu Glacier , as the Glacier moves constantly Everest base camp is also established in different places. We hike back to Gorak Shep.

Day 12 : Gorak Shep to Kala Pathar and back to Lobuche
Tea house

ACCOMODATION

Tea house

9 Km

DISTANCE

9 Km

6 Hours

DURATION

6 Hours

+623m / -923m

ELEVATION

+623m / -923m

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TRANSPORTATION

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MEAL

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Early this morning we will climb to Kalapathar to see the sunrise. Actually sunset is better than sunrise. Here, one can enjoy the famous view of Everest ,Lhotse and Nuptse.We will descend to Lobuche.

Day 13 : Lobuche to Dingboche (4410m) via Kongma la (5540m)
Tea house

ACCOMODATION

Tea house

12 Km

DISTANCE

12 Km

8 Hours

DURATION

8 Hours

+1116m / -1268m

ELEVATION

+1116m / -1268m

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TRANSPORTATION

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MEAL

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Our last pass and the last 5k points we spent during our trek. Early in the morning we will cross Khumbu Glacier and climb till Kongma la, the view from the top of Kongmala is astonishing. On the right of the pass the south wall of Lhotse towers into the clouds. On the east we will see many mountains of 6k and 7k among them the Makalu 8481m (the 5th highest mountain). We will descend to Dingboche enjoying the mingbo face of Amadablam in front.

Day 14 : Dingboche to Namche Bazar (3450m)
Tea house

ACCOMODATION

Tea house

21 Km

DISTANCE

21 Km

10 Hours

DURATION

10 Hours

+446m / -1535m

ELEVATION

+446m / -1535m

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TRANSPORTATION

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MEAL

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Today most of the way we descend passing various settlements like Somare, pangboche where we encounter many trekkers, we will visit the famous Tyangboche monastery on the way, it is a long day but we can enjoy the ambience of Namche tonight.

Day 15 : Namche to Lukla (2860m)
Tea house

ACCOMODATION

Tea house

19 Km

DISTANCE

19 Km

8 Hours

DURATION

8 Hours

+622m / -1153m

ELEVATION

+622m / -1153m

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TRANSPORTATION

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MEAL

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This the only trail that we are going to repeat, we will descend from Namche saying goodbye to the Everest, the people and with all the good memories we will celebrate our

last dinner in Lukla with all our staff and Guides.



Day 16 : Lukla to Kathmandu (1340m)
Hotel

ACCOMODATION

Hotel

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DISTANCE

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DURATION

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ELEVATION

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Flight, Van

TRANSPORTATION

Flight, Van

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MEAL

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We will fly back to Manthali and drive to Kathmandu that day. In the evening you can explore the local market of Thamel and buy souvenirs for your friends and family.

Day 17 : Contingency Day or Rest day
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ACCOMODATION

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DISTANCE

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DURATION

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ELEVATION

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TRANSPORTATION

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MEAL

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In case we couldn’t fly back to Kathmandu because of the unseen conditions it's better to have one extra day.

Day 18 : Departure
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ACCOMODATION

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DISTANCE

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DURATION

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ELEVATION

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Airport Shuttle

TRANSPORTATION

Airport Shuttle

Breakfast

MEAL

Breakfast

You will be dropped off at the airport in a car or jeep prior to your flight departure time.



Trip Route
Trip Code
#EBC001
altitude
altitude
5545 m
duration
duration
18 Days
transport
Transport
Flight/Van
Region
Region
Everest Region
Group
Group Size
4-14
Level
Level
Challenging
Activity
Activity
Trekking
Accomodation
Accomodation
Hotel/Tea house
Accomodation
Best Season
Spring

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What is Included?

  • Private Transportation, all airports pick up and drop and Kathmandu - Manthali - Kathmandu vehicles.
  • Domestic flights Manthali - Lukla - Manthali.
  • Deluxe hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on double sharing and BB basis.
  • Only Accommodation in guest houses during your trekking.
  • A professional trekking guide during the trip.
  • Guide’s salary, insurance, food and accommodation.
  • National Park permits, local government permits and taxes.

What is Excluded?

  • International flights, visa fee and travel insurance.
  • All meals and drinks during your trek and Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses, bar’s bill, hot shower and mineral water.
  • Personal equipment and gears.
  • All costs arising due to flight cancellations, natural disasters, health problems and political unrest.
  • Porters to carry your bag.
  • Tips for the field staff/guide.
  • All the things that are not mentioned above.

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