- Traverse the 3 major high passes of Everest region
- Two major viewpoints, Gokyo Ri and Kalapathar.
- Everest Base Camp and emerald lakes
- Lodge trekking with full support crew
This trek into the wilderness of the Everest region is your precursor for the bigger things to come. Our cosy lodge-based Everest Three High Passes Trek swings through an alpine circuit of the jagged Khumbu and wades through 3 formidable passes that connect the sublime valleys of Thame, Gokyo and the Imja Khola; through a blitz of well-set trails that are roughshod and also merciful on the limbs. Our journey commences from the well-known Khumbu Valley, the abode of the Sherpas; we ideally haul up at the lively Namche bazaar to acclimatize before hitting trails tread by numerous legends of unsurpassed fame in days gone by.
We go by the route of the Bhote Kosi which goes towards Tibet before swerving east to take on the tough & amazing Renjo La at 5340m. We then move to the venerated Gokyo lakes for 2 blissful nights at a cool place for a day & then we plod up to snowy Cho La at 5420m before making it to Everest Base Camp & the breathtaking Kalapathar for some heavenly views of the surrounding Everest landscapes. Once we’ve done hereabouts, we return via the Kongma La at 5535m to meet up with the Everest trails via the lovely villages of Chukung & the famous Tengboche monastery. On this circuit, as we go through a clockwise direction, we get wonderful chances to acclimatize on quieter trails in the valley of the Bhote Kosi; while savouring stunning views of the tallest mountains on the planet, glacial lakes & sublime valleys that make the whole venture worth the go. Since most of our hikes go above 4000m, this trip would not be appropriate for greenhorns but will surely be a great outing for those who are mountain fit and have trekked high altitudes before. Highland Expeditions will be your one-stop solution for a holiday of this kind because some of us were born on these parts of this trek that you’ll undertake for the journey of a lifetime…that has it all!!
Is this trek for you?
|Total Duration||21N/22 Days|
|Trekking Duration||17N/18 Days|
|Maximum Elevation||5,545m/18,193ft at Kalapathar|
Everest three high passes trek is considered strenuous due to longer duration trek/climb in a remote and isolated area that goes above 5500m and you need to sleep at an elevation of 5000m+ for multiple days. This grade trip involves usages of climbing equipment (Harness, Ice Axe, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Ascender) for climbing trips and some high passes trek. Previous experience is essential and we also provide a climbing course at base camp before the actual climb where your guides will teach you the proper way to use the equipment. However, the previous experience of trekking/climbing at 5000m+ elevation will be beneficial.
Please Note: We will go the lengths to follow the itinerary given above, at times local trails or unpredictable weather patterns may necessitate slight changes if necessary. The trekking itinerary may also sometimes vary slightly depending on our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This adventure goes into wild territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the success and safety of your trip and your life.
Elevation chart in meter:
Note: Maximum elevation of each particular day has been put into the graph, the overnight elevation may be lower than as shown in the graph.
Dates & Price
Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.
|Trip Start Date||Trip End Date||Price||Status|
|06 Oct, 2019||27 Oct, 2019||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|20 Oct, 2019||10 Nov, 2019||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|03 Nov, 2019||24 Nov, 2019||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|17 Nov, 2019||08 Dec, 2019||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|15 Mar, 2020||05 Apr, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|22 Mar, 2020||12 Apr, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|29 Mar, 2020||19 Apr, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|05 Apr, 2020||26 Apr, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|12 Apr, 2020||03 May, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|19 Apr, 2020||10 May, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|26 Apr, 2020||17 May, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|03 May, 2020||24 May, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|10 May, 2020||31 May, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|13 Sep, 2020||04 Oct, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|20 Sep, 2020||11 Oct, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|27 Sep, 2020||18 Oct, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|04 Oct, 2020||25 Oct, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|11 Oct, 2020||01 Nov, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|18 Oct, 2020||08 Nov, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|25 Oct, 2020||15 Nov, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|01 Nov, 2020||22 Nov, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|08 Nov, 2020||29 Nov, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
|15 Nov, 2020||06 Dec, 2020||USD 2100||Available||Book Now|
Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.
- All meals (B,L,D) on OPEN/CHOICE Menu whilst on trek with tea & coffee.
- Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
- All required permits for trek
- Internal flights (KTM-LUA-KTM)
- Experienced local trek leader with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio
- Full support crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
- Sightseeing of Kathmandu including guide and entrance fees
- Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts on private vehicle
- Comprehensive first aid kit with high altitude medicines and oxygen
- Satellite phone for emergency purpose
- Duffel bag, Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
- Staff insurances and allowances
- Trek completion certificate (Upon request)
- International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
- Meals at Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities for staff