About Trip

Most intrepid of all and most wilderness adventure filled mini mountaineering Himalayan walking trail is Everest Three High Passes Trekking route. Three of Everest region’s iconic passes connecting the gorgeous Gokyo Valley, Thame Valley and Chhukung Valley en-route to Everest Base Camp Trekking route as well are its major pillars. Renjo La Pass (5340 m), Chola Pass (5420 m) and Kongma La Pass (5535 m) are thrilling Himalayan high altitude passes which showers infinite view of mountains and plethora of adventure. Sublime Trails is delighted to shower thrill and mountaineering experience to its valued clients via such delightful yet daunting trekking in Nepal at Khumbu region. If you are faint hearted then it is not recommended but for pure lover of thrill and wilderness adventure this is probably the best Himalayan walking trail available in Nepal.

The reason being Everest Three High Passes Trekking very cost effective is the places it encompasses. Until Dingboche Valley the trip follows the similar trekking activities done during Everest Base Camp Trek. Landing at Lukla, first day’s rest in Phakding, Namche Bazaar exploration including acclimatization hiking, Tengboche Monastery and finally the Dingboche takes place during this trek too. From Dingboche the trail takes different route to reach tranquil hamlet of Lobuche. The pass which is narrow and challenging ever Himalayan pass - the Kongma La is the first hurdle to cross during this trek. Heed the instructions given by trekking leader or guides of Sublime Trails. Falling stone, slippery trail and narrow route might cause havoc to the trekkers. Once you trek past the Kongma La alluring Lobuche welcomes you with warm lodging and delicious food. Before heading to another pass in the form of Chola Pass the journey straightens to Everest Base Camp (5365 m). The Kalapathar sunrise hiking early morning before heading to Dzongla at the foothill of Chola pass takes place. Relish scintillating mountains glowing on sun rays like Mt. Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc. including Everest.

The second pass to cross is very alluring. So much round the year trail is covered by snow. The sight might act as photographer’s paradise. From the top of Chola the sight of Amadablam, Choyou, Pumori, Lobuche and others looks spectacular. Upon crossing of Chola the fairyland style of hamlet located on shores of blue watered Gokyo Lake appears. This is probably the best place for understanding Ramsar Site of Khumbu and amazing sunrise and sunset peculiarity up in the Himalayas. Set out for marvelous sunset or sunrise view from Gokyo Ri before heading to cross the Renjo La Pass. This rugged rocky pass is the final pass upon crossing of which takes trekkers towards Namche Bazaar passing by Thame Valley. The same route towards Lukla will be used and flight will take you back to Kathmandu.

Book the Everest Three High Passes Trekking with an experience team of Sublime Trails. Full of zealot, intrepidity and experience on High Mountain guiding definitely make your Himalayan trekking holiday in Nepal as one of the most cherished moment of your life. 

Here is Everest Base Camp Trek FAQs that you might find helpful. 

Trip Highlights

  • Three outstanding Himalayan high Passes
  • Everest Base Camp
  • World’s Most Extreme Airport
  • Kalapathar Sunrise Experience at height of 5545 m
  • Over 25 Mountain Vistas including four of ten tallest mountain of the world
  • Sherpa Villages, Monasteries and Gompas
  • High altitude lakes, glacial river, waterfalls, glaciers and moraines
  • Temperate, Alpine and scattered forests environment

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1345meters)
  • Day 02: Flight to Lukla (2804meters) then a few hours treks to Phakding (2610meters)
  • Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3441meters) which is 6 hours approximately.
  • Day 04: Taking rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization.
  • Day 05: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860meters) which takes about 5 hours.
  • Day 06: After a good visit to Monastery, our trail reaches to Dingboche (4350meters) that takes about 5:30 straight hours.
  • Day 07: Trip to Chhukung which is (4710meters) and revert back to Dingboche, It takes you 4:30 hours.
  • Day 08: Trek to High Camp (5100 m) and Rest at Lobuche
  • Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep and Short Hiking to Everest Base Camp (5365 m) Overnight at Gorakshep
  • Day 10: Kalapathar Hiking for Sunrise View and Gorakshep to Dzongla (4840 m)
  • Day 11: Dzongla to Dragnag (4700 m) via Chola Pass (5340 m) crossing
  • Day 12: Short Trek to Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Ri ascent for sunset view.
  • Day 13: Gokyo Lake to Lungdeng (4600 m) via Renjo La Pass (5360 m) Crossing.
  • Day 14: Trek from Lungdeng to Thame (3800 m).
  • Day 15: Thame to Namche Bazaar or to Monjo.
  • Day 16: Trek to Lukla.
  • Day 17: Flight to Kathmandu and travelers gets to enjoy farewell dinner in the evening.
  • Day 18: Guides you for your final flight departure home or may be your next destination.
Detail Itinerary

What’s Included

  • All the airport pick up and Drove
  • Kathmandu hotel for 3 nights around 3 star category.
  • Lodge accommodation,Breakfast , lunch and dinner during the trekking in Himalaya .
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu to lukla and return to Kathmandu.
  • Well experienced guide, and porter for the trekking .
  • National park entrance fees,Tims card fee .
  • Necessary Paper work with government of Nepal and Tax department.
  • All the Necessary insurance for the sublime crews.
  • All the Necessary Bus,car and jeep Service for the trip.
  • One Day Kathmandu sightseeing with private Car and experience tour guide
  • Sleeping bag down jacket, which should be refund to the company after trip completion.
  • Salary, foods and accommodation for sublime crews.
  • Emergency evacuation assistance service but the Helicopter or necessary transport and Hospital cost should be paid by clients them shelf or insurance company.

What’s Excluded

  • ·       Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • ·       Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • ·       Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • ·       Items of a personal nature.
  • ·       Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc)
  • ·       All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks and Drinking water during the trip .
  • ·       All the chocolate and dessert items and sweet items .
  • ·       Your  Nepal  entry visa fee.
  • ·       Tipping for the sublime crews .
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Note:

Hotel and Accommodation on Everest Trekking:

We provide hotels according to your request and travel plan in Kathmandu. There are numerous choices of hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to luxury five stars. Our Everest Trek standard package includes 3 stars or similar hotel’s accommodation in Kathmandu. The accommodation in Trekking trail is teahouse or lodges.

Transports used on Everest Trekking:

We provide private vehicles (car/bus/jeep) for airport transfers and for sightseeing in Kathmandu. Another transportation we will use is flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa..

Electricity and battery charges on trek:

During Everest Trekking there is no problem with the electricity. You can recharge your electric appliances like camera and mobile phones which you have to pay some amount. It depends upon teahouses and some lodges they don’t charge for electricity or battery. It is advised to take spare batteries and power bank as well.

Meals and drinks on Everest Trekking:

During trekking you will be given meals as described in itinerary. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Normal water is free but we request you to carry water purification pills. You can buy bottled water and boiled water in various teahouses or lodges as well.

Luggage/Bag pack on Everest Trekking:

Your luggage will be carried by porters and you can simply carry your back pack. In it you can keep water bottles, camera, jackets, medicines, cream etc. Small trek bag is best for such high altitude trekking. You can deposit your valuables or unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu as well. Domestic carrier allow 15 kg including hand bag and if found overweight then you will have to pay extras.

Guide/Porter on trek:

Trained and government license holder trekking guide will be provided who will handle all the logistics and arrangement of trekking trip. Porter will carry bags of two trekkers and if the group is more than 10 persons then Sherpa or additional guide will be provided.

Group Size, guide and crew member:

Sublime Trails organizes Everest trekking starting from 1 up to 30 pax at once. However, every 10 persons you will be provided a guide. You all will stay in one teahouse but the crew members might be different. 1:10 for guide and 1:2 for porter is used.

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

We have Everest Trekking package available for both fixed departures date as well as private trekking. If you wish to join the group in our fixed departures then check the dates stated in our website or email us for the dates. You can choose any date for your trekking and we can arrange for momentous trekking in Everest region.

Personal expenses on trek:

Personal expenses are at your own hand. Normally Kathmandu is cheaper in comparison to trekking regions. You can buy alcohols, daily goods and meals in Kathmandu. There are many shops, eateries and bars where you can choose and spend some money. If you drink alcohol and wants to do hot shower bath in trekking trails then it would be costly. About 10-15% of your trip cost should be allocated for crew members’ tips. In an average you can enjoy the stay in Nepal at just about 15-25 $ per day luxuriously.

A typical day on trek:

Morning: Packing of bags and Breakfast

After 4 hours of walking we stop for Lunch

Short Afternoon walk takes us to destination for afternoon tea

Explore around the place

Dinner

Our meeting in Kathmandu:

Once your trip is confirmed you will have to email us your flight details. Our airport representatives will be at airport with the placard “Sublime Trails” or your own name.

Itinerary and changes on it:

Once the trip plans are confirmed you can’t change the plans. However, you can request for any changes like you want to take trekking only instead of Kathmandu plus Trekking. We are very flexible trekking agency and also we are highly customer oriented. We will be happy to customize your trip.

Trekking guide will analyze the situation during the trekking. Trekkers are requested to heed the instructions of guide. Analyzing the conditions of trail and weather as well as availability of accommodation guides might suggest alternative plans or programs. we have 16day itinerary for the Everest Trekking that includes your arrival and

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

In case of accidents, sickness and casualty we will transfer you immediately to nearest health facilities. It is highly recommended that you come for trekking in Nepal with genuine travel insurance which covers your helicopter rescue as well.

Trip Extensions:

If you would like to add more days or extend the trip after trekking then we can arrange for your trip of places inside Nepal as well as beyond (Tibet and Bhutan).

Booking and payment:

20% advance payment is required in order to guarantee your booking. The advance payment is non refundable. You should send us passport copy and flight details. You can pay to us through bank transfer, credit card or any modes of payment suitable for you you then we will forward the detail for payment.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla:

Flight is the only option for transportation to Lukla. In case of flight delay due to weather conditions flights might be cancelled. We have kept one spare day in our itinerary as well considering the unpredictable nature of Lukla weather. If the flight is delayed for two days then helicopter charter will be used. You will have to pay for this extra service to our office directly either by card or cash. The average amount extras depend upon the number of pax ranging from 500 $ to 3500 $