Reg. No.:180100/074/075

Snow Dragons Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd.
Himalayan Explorers
  • Snow Dragons Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd.
  • Snow Dragons Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Everest Three Pass Trek

Fact of the Trip:

Region: Khumbu

Destination: Three passes

Trekking Duration: 20 to 21 day trek.

Difficulty: Difficult plus

Walking duration: Between 5 to 12 hours, plus rests.

Style: Tea House Trek - incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Support: Guide and porters.

Transportation: Flight.

Duration: 25 days

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Everest Three Pass Trek

The southern flanks of Peak XV, now called Mt. Everest, lie in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The name, Everest, is a western imperialistic title, named after the Surveyor General of India, George Everest. In Nepal, she is called Sagarmatha, The Head of the Earth Touching Heaven. In Tibet she is known as Chomolungma, The Mother Goddess of the Snows.

This trek takes you to the very fringe of the Goddess herself. It should not be underestimated; you go high, you cross rough terrain, with some scrambling, and it is physically demanding. Yet, the rewards justify the effort.
Wow - an amazing mountain odyssey – a classic for the discerning mountain enthusiast.’
- Dr. Tor Magne Lund.

Day 01: Airport pick up and transfer to hotel, trek planning, permits and equipment check etc.

Day 02: Breakfast, followed by sightseeing, shopping and final preparations.

Day 03: (1). Early morning breakfast, followed by the scenic flight to Lukla (2800m), then a downhill walk of 4-5 hours to Phakding (2640m), and your first night in a lodge.

Day 04: (2). Today we wander through the alpine meadows and Sherpa villages of lower Khumbu to reach Monjo or Jorsale (2800m).

Day 05: (3). A steep ascent to Namche Bazaar (3400m), with a first view of Everest and your first taste of the thin air.

Day 06: (4). Acclimatisation day. Here we explore the nooks and crannies of the Sherpa capital. Visit the museum, or maybe take a trip up to Everest View Hotel.

Day 07: (5). A panoramic half-day stroll that will take your breath away, followed by a steep descent and equally steep ascent to the monastery at Tengboche (3860m), to reach Deboche (3820m).

Day 08: (6). Trek to Pheriche (4200m). Health lecture at Himalayan Rescue Association aid post, check oxygen saturation in your blood.

Day 09: (7). Cross over the Dingboche (4410m), with a side trip to Nangkartshang Gomba, where we again have spectacular views.

Day 10: (8). Trek slowly to Chhukung (4730m), rest and hydrate.

Day 11: (9). Rest day, with side trip towards Chhukhung Ri, for those who wish.

Day 12: (10). A long ascent to the Kongma La pass (5535m), in the shadow of the ice encrusted slopes of Lhotse (88516m). Crossing the pass, we then descend steeply into the lunar landscape of the Khumbu Glacier, to reach Lobuche (4970m).

Day 13: (11). Leisurely breakfast, followed by a trek to Gorak Shep (5165m). Sun set shadows on Nuptse (7864m) and Everest (8848m) play on our mind.

Day 14: (12). If feeling well acclimatised, those who will can take a steep 2-hour ascent to the view point of Kalapatthar (5545m), down for a late breakfast, followed by a 5-hour trek to Dzongla (4830m).

Day 15: (13). Cross the Cho La Pass (5330m), a minor glacier often snow covered, to reach Thangna (4700m).

Day 16: (14). Trek to Gokyo (4760m), a village of lodges overlooking the lake. Explore or rest.

Day 17: (15). Early morning climb to Gokyo Ri (5480m), to one of the Himalayas best long distant 360 degree panorama views.

Day 18: (16). Long day, with a steep ascent to the Renjo La pass (5340m) to an equally steep descent to reach Lungdi (4400m) or Marulung (4300m).

Day 19: (17). A pleasant wandering down the valley to reach Thame village (3820m). Visit the monastery, picturesque setting.

Day 20: (18). Now we are on our way home, lunch in Namchie before descending to Jorsale (2740m).

Day 22: (19). A long but reasonably angled ascent to Lukla (2820m). Farewell dinner with our porter staff.

Day 23: (20). Early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 24: Free day, shoping, sightseeing, spa or simply a well-deserved cold beer in the hotel garden.

Day 25: Departure. Farewell!

Dragon Eggs are optional suggestions for your consideration.

Day 10: For those who wish to climb a peak, we camp below Kongma La, and the next day climb Pokalde (5806m), before descending to Lobuche. Tents, kitchen and basic glacier equipment are necessary. These need to be carried from Lukla, so this option with be proportionally quite expensive. Add 1 to 2 days to this option, to be discussed with the Dragons.

Day 12: Extra day. Early morning trek to The Everest Base Camp (5380m), sleep in Gorak Shep or Lobuche.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up/transfer to hotel.
  • Tourist class hotel, twin sharing. Buffet breakfast.
  • Welcome dinner, and trek planning meeting.
  • Sightseeing - half day, with own transport and guide.
  • Flight Ktm/Lukla/Ktm. Incl. Airport tax.
  • TIM’s (trekking) permit, National Park entry fee.
  • (with changing regulations, there may be a new local district tax, if enforced expect an extra approx. $20).
  • Lodge or simple hotel accommodation. Three meals a day, with tea/coffee, while trekking. Twin sharing.
  • Qualified guide, staff, with suitable equipment - all insured.
  • Group medical kit.
  • End of trek dinner, with guide/staff.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal travel insurance, to include trekking and helicopter evacuation/hospitalisation and repatriation
  • Single room supplement, in Hotel or under trek.
  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu. Allowing you to make your own choices, at your own tempo.
  • Bar bills and laundry. Drinks/personal snacks on route.
  • Tips to hotel staff, tourist guide, trek guide/staff.

Region: Khumbu

Destination: Three passes

Trekking Duration: 20 to 21 day trek.

Difficulty: Difficult plus

Walking duration: Between 5 to 12 hours, plus rests.

Style: Tea House Trek - incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Support: Guide and porters.

Transportation: Flight.

Activities: Historical, culture, nature and trekking. Glacier crossing and scrambling.

Max Elevation: 5545m

Equipment: Standard trekking equipment.

Cost: By request, dependent on number in party, and total number of days.

Deposit: Confirmation of trek will be sent on receipt of 30% deposit.

Note: You may just book the trek, and arrange your own accommodation before and after the trek. However, pre-trek meeting is mandatory.

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