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calender Trip Duration 17 Days
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accomodation Accommodation 03 Nighs Hotel 16 Nights Mountain
Meal Meals 17 Breakfast 17 Lunch 17 Dinner

Trip Overview

  • Trekking Mode: Hotel and local lodge on treks
  • Highest altitude gain: On top Kalapathar 5,545 m Everest base camp 5,365 m with Kongma-la 5,535m, Cho-La 5,367 m and Renjo-la 5,360 m high.
  • Trekking duration: 16 Nights and 17 Days Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Mode of transport: Flights and walks with airport transfer in Kathmandu.
  • Location: Nepal Far Mid-East Himalaya around Khumbu of Everest region.
  • Trekking Grade: Adventurous to Challenging walks.
  • Total Trip: 20 Nights and 21 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

‘an incredible adventure over high passes of Khumbu within mighty Everest’

Why Everest Three Passes Trekking?

“Leads you most scenic high passes in the shade of towering Mt. Everest
An amazing country probably one of the highest areas of the planet
An adventure with the panorama of mountains and visiting nice cultural villages
Interesting monasteries to visit of great interest interwoven with Buddhism
From green hills and tall trees to arid and barren country of ice and glaciers”

Introduction:

Presenting an adventure to Everest Three High Pass Trekking, a high altitude journey takes you high above 5,000 meters and crossing over from one scenic spot to another covering all scenic and best sides of Khumbu valley in the shade of mighty Mt. Everest. Everest Three High Pass Trekking will be an adventure of a lifetime experience around high hills and mountains of Nepal North Far Mid-East Himalaya, where journey walk leads with moderate walks to adventurous thrill enjoying the ever-exciting panorama of giant mountains that surround you on this lovely walks.

Everest Three High Pass Trekking where beginners to strong trekkers and mountaineers can join in as our itinerary days planned and set with enough space for acclimatization and rest days for a short scenic hike and to immerse within impressive Buddhist culture and custom of the Sherpa, the highlander tribes of Everest region.

Stating Everest Three High Pass Trekking with a scenic short flight to land Lukla a famous and busy Sherpa town with unique airstrip where airport named after late legendary mountaineers Tenzing and Hillary the first to climb Mt. Everest on May 29th 1953. Trek heads through nice farm villages with religious monuments known as Mani (Prayer Walls) and spinning bells, as our route leads into the cool shade of alpine forest following raging Dudh Kosi River for sometimes and then climb high to famous Namche Bazaar, the main hub village-town of Khumbu Sherpa and adventurer to trekkers.

Enjoying exciting time in Namche Bazaar where adventure continues on the scenic trail to reach Thyangboche and its impressive monastery of great interest located with forest surroundings and mountains with views of Everest and majestic peak Amadablam. From Thyangboche heading towards Imjatse valley then traverse over Kongma-la to reach at the main route to Everest base camp with a climb of scenic Kalapathar hilltop the highest spot of the adventure at 5,545 m high facing close views of Everest and Mt. Pumori.

Adventure leads over Cho-la pass to reach around beautiful Gokyo valley and its magnificent lakes where walk takes you for short hike above Gokyo-Ri rewards you with a stunning panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu with Makalu.

After a fabulous time at Gokyo and then head towards our last final high pass to cross over Renjo-la to reach sleepy villages in Thame, which is west of Khumbu and Namche Bazaar.

In Thame with time to visit its 550 years old monastery and then towards Namche and back at Lukla for a panoramic flight to Kathmandu, with remarkable and outmost adventure on Everest Three High Passes Trekking.

Short Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with the optional tour.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m trek to Phakding 2,657 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: In Namche for rest to support acclimatization with a short hike.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Another rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 09: Trek to Chukung 4,730 m afternoon rest preparation for high walks.
Day 10  Cross high Kongma-la 5,535m and reach at Lobuche 4,980 m – 08 hrs.
Day 11: To Gorakshep 5,180 m and at Everest base camp 5,364 m – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Climb to Kalapathar 5,545 m and walk to Dzongla 4, 830 m – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Cross Cho-La pass 5,367 m and descend to Thaknag 4,700 m – 08 hrs.
Day 14: Walk to Gokyo main 3rd Lake 4,800 m – 04 hrs.
Day 15: Traverse Renjo-la 5,360 m and descend to Lungden 4,380 m – 07 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Thame village 3,880 via Marlung – 06 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thamo – 04 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 20: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Day 21: International departure for homeward bound.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in the centre of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information of the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to trekking.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with the optional tour.

In Kathmandu free day preparation for Everest Three Pass Trekking, and to observe Nepalese culture and traditions, where one can join in our options for a wonderful and interesting sightseeing tour on request.

Day 04: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m trek to Phakding 2,657 m - 04 hrs.
Early morning gets transferred to Kathmandu domestic Airport, after necessary security formalities board in a smaller Twin Otter / Dornier or similar aircraft for the sweeping scenic flight to Lukla, in Lukla, you will have time to wander around where few hours walks lead you at Phakding for an overnight stop.

Walking on the gradual trail most of the way, encountering few ups facing views of Kusum-Kangru, and then short climb brings you at Ghat village, as walk continues to Phakding village located by the bank of Dudh-Kosi River.

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
From Phakding crossing over Dudh-Kosi River, morning walk on the pleasant path with few short uphills and down to re-cross the same few time, facing magnificent view of Thermasarkhu 6,608 m, to reach Monjo village and into Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar.

Walk from here on the river bed to last bridge over Imjatse River and then on winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with a magnificent view of Kwangde peak, Kusum Kangru Mt. Everest- Nuptse, Lhotse, from here another few hours climbs to reach famous Namche Bazaar for an overnight stop.

Day 06: In Namche rest day for acclimatization and short excursion.
Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization where one can take short walk uphill to Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot on top Namche Bazaar with marvellous views of surrounding snow-capped peaks, visit its interesting museum with full information regarding history of the area, geography, culture, mountaineering history with flora and fauna of the region, afternoon at leisure.

Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
Enjoying time at Namche, morning walk leads on scenic and gradual path with views of Everest and adjoining peaks, as route leads downhill to Imjatse river at Phunki Tenga, a small place with few lodges an ideal spot for a refreshing break or lunch stop. Afternoon climbs up into the enchanting alpine forest to reach a beautiful spot at Thyangboche Monastery offers a super panorama of mountain range with Everest and Amadablam at close distance, here with time to visit its impressive monastery and witness monks and priest on prayer. 

Thyangboche also holds a colourful festival called ‘Mani-Rimdu’ a religious festival where monks wear exciting masks and dance to wade evil spirits, the event falls in the month of October as per the Buddhist lunar calendar.

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m - 05 hrs.

Morning catching the views of surrounding peaks, where walk leads downhill to Deutsche, within the green forested area and a further walk to reach at Imjatse River and then cross over a steel bridge, from here end of tree lines as walk leads into the dry and arid country to reach Pangboche. The last permanent village on route Everest base camp where other settlement with Many good lodges to cater needs of travellers and trekkers.

Slowly walk leads past Pangboche heading higher with ups and down to a river, with the last climb of the day for an hour to reach a scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche facing North Side of Amadablam with views of Island Peak towards east direction.

Day 09: Another rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and local hike.
Another enjoyable rest day for acclimatization options for a hike of few hours on high hills above Imjatse valley and Dingboche, where you can catch awesome panorama of peaks with world 5th highest Mt. Makalu in the east direction beyond famous Island Peak. Afternoon free to wander around Dingboche located within beautiful Imjatse valley beneath might peaks of Amadablam North Face.

Day 09: Trek to Chukung 4,730 m afternoon rest preparation for high walks.

After a pleasant and wonderful rest at Dingboche morning a short walk of few hours to reach at Chukung a small settlement with small numbers of lodges, located at the end of scenic Imjatse Valley, as walk leads towards east facing views of Amadablam-Lobuche and towering Island Peak. Finally, after a great morning walk with few short down and ups climb reaching at Chukung for lunch and overnight stop, where afternoon you can relax facing mountain views with preparation for next early tough treks over Kongma-la to reach Lobuche.

Day 10 Cross Kongma-la 5,535m and reach at Lobuche 4,980 m - 08 hrs.

Starting early morning before the crack of dawn heading back at inner Imjatse valley taking a high Route beneath Lhotse and Nuptse mountains, slowly walk leads to faint path entering into a Gully in between Nuptse and Pokalde peaks. After much rest then climb towards high Kongma-La at above 5,535 m and 18,159 ft the highest Pass of the adventure, hidden in-between Nuptse and Mera peaks, the pass stepped with Rock cairns and Buddhist prayer flags to mark the top.

From the pass descend towards Khumbu glacier, walking with care on the icy path and moraine following our lead guides, then climb over the rubble of rocks and boulders with downhill to overnight place in Lobuche after a hard-tough walk of the day.

Day 11: To Gorakshep 5,180 m and at Everest base camp 5,364 m - 06 hrs.

After overnight at Lobuche, morning walk towards Everest Base Camp where walk leads on a pleasant path and then a short climb to reach higher ground.

From here walk leads towards moraine and ice above Khumbu massive glaciers and then a short descent to a wide-open field at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges. Gorakshep was an original earlier Everest base camp before it moved further east. After a shortstop and rest heading towards our goal walking into moraine and rocks to reach Everest base camp in the backdrop of mighty Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.

Everest has hidden between peaks of Lho-la and Nuptse where a tip of Everest can be seen from the base camp, with ever-present views of towering peaks after an exciting moment of the adventure heading back to Gorakshep for last overnight on the highest point of the journey.

Day 12: Climb to Kalapathar 5,545 m and walk to Dzongla 4, 830 m - 06 hrs.

Early morning climb on top 5,545 m to highest spot of the adventure rewards you with a glorious panorama of giant surrounding peaks with close views of Everest and Mt. Pumori. After a great wonderful moment descends back to Gorakshep for breakfast and then carry on trekking down to Dzongla.

Day 13: Cross Cho-La pass 5,367 m and descend to Thaknag 4,700 m - 08 hrs.

Morning where adventure takes you on top of second high pass of the journey, climbing on steep slopes over rocky moraine with some ice-sections (sometimes), the finally reach on top Cho-la, often spelt as Tsho facing grand views of Cholatse-Lobuche East and West peaks with Nirekha peaks.

After a wonderful moment and rest, then descend towards Thaknag around Gokyo Valley area, where walk leads over rocks and moraine to reach a lonely and isolated place at Thaknag for an overnight stop before Gokyo Lake. 

Day 14: Walk to Gokyo main 3rd Lake 4,800 m - 04 hrs.

Morning walks much easier compared to other past days, where our route leads beneath Ngozumba glacier reaching first and then second lakes to reach beautiful areas of Gokyo, where lodges situated above its third big glacial lake. At Gokyo with a free afternoon with views of world 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu that straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet-China. Energetic people can hike up to Gokyo-Ri for a panorama of peaks with Everest and Makalu.

Day 15: Cross Renjo-la 5,360 m and descend to Lungden 4,380 m - 07 hrs.

Our last and final great high pass to complete on this day, where early morning walk leads south of Gokyo lake, and then climb over rocks and scree path to reach high Renjo-la offers a panorama of mountains with Everest, Lhotse, Cho- Oyu and Makalu towards east include array mountain range. With a refreshing break on top, then walk downhill past Renjo icy ponds to reach Lungden located close to high Nangpa-la pass that leads to Tibet, at Lungden enjoy rest of the afternoon with views of Kongde peaks.

Day 16: Trek to Thame village 3,880 via Marlung - 06 hrs.

From Lungden feeling great after crossing all three high passes which makes rest of the journey much easier with a downhill walk to Bhote-Kosi River near a small farm village of Marlung and then on a pleasant trail to reach at a nice quiet village in Thame. At Thame enjoy the day visiting its oldest monastery of Khumbu area, an interesting place enriched with ancient artefacts, idols and holy Buddhist books with super views of peaks around.

Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thamo - 04 hrs.

After a nice overnight stop in Thame, morning an easier walk down and then up following a nice gentle path towards Thamo village, and then back into trees and green vegetation as walk reaches you at famous Namche Bazaar for an overnight stop in its nice lodge.

Day 18: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
Our last final day of the adventure with long day treks to reach Lukla starting with descending to reach a river valley and at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit to Monjo village, where walk continues past Phakding with last short climb to reach at last overnight stay in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with a free afternoon.

Morning transfer to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport for sweeping short flight to Kathmandu facing scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields with nice villages and towns as flight lands at Kathmandu airport and then back to your hotel, with the afternoon free to relax with memories of the adventure on Everest Three Passes Trekking.

Day 20: In Kathmandu reserved in case of flight delay due to bad weather.

Allowing extra nights and day in Kathmandu a necessary options in case of bad and unfavourable weather if takes place to obstruct flight from Lukla to Kathmandu or vice-versa. If all goes well according to our standard itinerary enjoy the day for individual activities and shopping souvenirs or join in another exciting tour. 

Day 21: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.
Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and wonderful memories of Everest Three Passes Trekking, and then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide, his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine
  • two trekkers will get one porter
  • Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for Group and crews
  • National Park permit
  • TIMS (trekkers information management System.)
  • All ground transportation
  • All our government taxes
  • Official expenses

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section

Essential Info

Seasons and Climate:     

April to May and September to early December months where March to May lively and colourful with rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) and other wild-flower in full bloom, most of the days are clear with late afternoon cloud with cooler morning and night time.October to early December another best months to trek when most of the days are clear for views but with short sun-lights and much cold and freezing temperatures in the morning and night including shades away from sunlight,

with chances of snow sometimes during autumn and winter times including early spring season.

Trip Departure

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Reviews

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Shanghai, China


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Name: Benedict A

California, USA


I availed Buna Trek’s Kathmandu Valley One Day Sightseeing Tour and it was truly one of the highlights of my stay in Kathmandu. Rudra was a spectacular tour guide and knew the city and its history like the back of his hands. I particularly enjoyed Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. The tour was well organized and leisurely paced. The transfer from my hotel to the sites and stopovers were seamless and Rudra was very accommodating and cheerful during the entire trip. Rudra even took the time to accompany in Thamel to explore the area’s nightlife and cultural show. I also got to taste authentic local cuisine as per Rudra’s recommendation, and the food in Thamel was nothing short of fantastic! It was like having a local friend tour you in Kathmandu, making the experience worthwhile and truly memorable. Kathmandu may be a tiny city but its people and culture will wow you big time! And all of these I experienced because of Buna Trek and of course Rudra. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience, I will be back for sure!