Everest Base Camp and High Passes Trek

Duration: 20 Days   |  1 Reviews

Everest three high passes trek is a spellbinding excursion through the challenging high passes of the Everest region. It leaves you with lifetime memories of exploring the Himalayan excursion with the magnetizing huge mountains, Lakes, and glaciers along with the beautiful Sherpa valleys and their remarkable cultural pattern.

The inspiring three passes trek in the Everest region includes some of the most action-packed high passes that are over 5000 meters from the sea level. Flying to Lukla, you pass various Sherpa settlements and walk through the Sagarmatha National Park, you cross the Kongma La Pass (5535m), Cho La Pass (5368m) and Renjo La Pass (5360m), which adjoins the trail of Everest base camp and Gokyo valley.  Also, the cultural prosperity is incredible with the colorful monasteries and Chhortens.  Exploring the Sherpa capital (Khumjung), you get the spiritual mysteries of the cultural fascinations of the Himalayan leaders. Passing the Tengboche Monastery, you head towards the Kongma La Pass. The prayers flag over the cairn at the top of the pass makes you feel great along with the Himalayan wonders.

Make a side trip to the Everest base camp and Kalapatthar through the rocky moraine trail. Descending to Dzongla, you cross the Chola Pass, which is extremely challenging with steep rocks and strong wind blow and finally descend to the Gokyo valley. Physical fitness and acclimatization should not be underestimated. Spending a hiking day to Gokyo Ri, you cross the last high pass-Renjo La. During the trek, the magnificent Himalayan glory of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantenga, Kwandge, Tawache, and Thamserku are just amazing. Adventure Club Trek organizes Everest Three High Passes Trek with suitable itinerary and sufficient time for acclimatization. For more information, please feel free to contact us.

A typical day on a trek: Live the Experience in words

A typical day on a trek organized by Adventure Club Trek  will be exciting, informative, picturesque and a lots of fun, of course! Our guides do not believe in hurrying the trekkers during the trip, they take a more leisurely approach which means you can take your time to enjoy the landscapes, take your photos and explore as much of the culture as you’d like. There are, of course, exceptions; times when guides have to hurry a team for safety reasons.

Trekking in the Himalaya is an experience like no other. Experienced, strong, qualified and friendly guides along with porters who carry your luggage make every day of this journey more feasible for you.You have to carry your small regular day pack on trekking days. We start each day with a wake-up morning cup of tea. Then, we pack our bags and sit for a locally made wholesome breakfast before setting off for the trek.

We typically start the day’s hike around 7:00 am-8:00 am, depending on the nature of the day’s trek and duration. We sit for lunch after walking for 3-4 hours. We usually take the lunch break around midday and resume after an hour’s rest.The afternoon trek is usually only up to 2-3 hours long meaning we reach our overnight stay before evening, so, we munch on extra dietary snacks till the dinner is ready. Once we have our dinner (around 6 pm) we are free to explore the adjacent places.

Before going to bed, the group discusses their experience. Later, the guide will brief the group on next day’s trip plans.If it is too early to go to bed for you, we can engage in some games and fun conversations. Most trekkers prefer playing cards, reading books or learning some Nepalese. We wake up and start the cycle again.

Trip Highlights:

  • Cultural tours of Kathmandu valley (Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath (Hindu shrine) and the giant Buddhist Stupa at Buddhanath)
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Explore the culture, tradition, and lifestyles of Sherpa people.
  • Walking through Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site)
  • Excursion to Buddhist monasteries and other cultural monuments
  • Visiting Edmund Hillary School, Hospital, and Tengboche Monastery
  • Stunning views of Khumbu Icefall.
  • View of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku
  • Trek to Everest Three High Passes.
  • Climbing Kalapatthar at an elevation of 5,555m
  • Walking on Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu glacier
  • Arrival & departure transfer by a private tourist vehicle
  • 19 nights’ accommodation

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: KATHMANDU: Sightseeing and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla, and trek to Phakding: Walking Distance. 8km,
  • Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar : Walking Distance. 11km.
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Rest Day at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche : Walking Distance. 10km.
  • Day 07: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche : Walking Distance. 9km.
  • Day 08: Trek Dingboche to Chhukung: Walking Distance. 7km
  • Day 09: Acclimatization: Climb Chhukung Ri and return to Chhukung: Walking Distance. 7Km.
  • Day 10: Trek Chhukung -Cross Kongma La to Lobuche: Walking Distance.10km.
  • Day 11: Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170m) visit Everest Base Camp: Gorakshep: Walking Distance. 13km.
  • Day 12: Hike up to Kala Patthar, and trek back to Lobuche: Walking Distance. 7km.
  • Day 13: Trek Lobuche to Dzongla: Walking Distance. 6km,
  • Day 14: Trek Dzongla -Cross Cho La -pass -Thangnak to Gokyo: Walking Distance. 6km.
  • Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo and excursion around Gokyo valley.
  • Day 16: Trek Gokyo - Renjo La pass to Marlung : Walking Distance. 11km.
  • Day 17: Trek Marlung to Namche Bazaar: Walking Distance. 15km.
  • Day 18: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla,: Walking Distance. 9km.
  • Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu: 40 minutes.
  • Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu:

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (3 nights).
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. 
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, first aid kit and trekking map
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • Trip completion certificate
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandator).

Clients Reviews

  • noimage
    Australia Published: Sunday, February 23, 2014

    EBC and 3 passes


    We booked a 21 day trek with Birendra. We contacted a number of trek companies and we were impressed with the comprehensive and speedy responses. The entire process was done via the internet and we found Birendra to be both honest and reliable. We did not do a lot of comparison pricing however the trek represented great value for money and I have no concerns as to the amount we paid. The trek in February was at the end of winter, and one pass was impassable due to ice / snow.
    The trekking was wonderful and the porters were excellent. We had an issue with the guide, however Birendra sorted out the issues and was always available and there when needed. Birendra went above and beyond what was expected and his personable and ever helpful approach was much appreciated.


Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.

You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna,Langtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
December 12, 2018
December 31, 2018
Available US$ 1689
December 15, 2018
January 03, 2019
Available US$ 1689
December 19, 2018
January 07, 2019
Available US$ 1689
December 23, 2018
January 11, 2019
Available US$ 1689
December 27, 2018
January 15, 2019
Available US$ 1689
December 30, 2018
January 18, 2019
Available US$ 1689
PRICE FROM US$ 1689 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1689
  • Trip Duration 20 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
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