Three Passes Trek with EBC (Everest Base Camp)

Duration: 19 nights, 20 days

Trip Overview

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max Elevation: 5550m
  • Best Season: Spring / Autumn
  • Total Duration: 19 nights, 20 days
  • Trip Grade: 5

Let us together, convey our thoughtful gratitude to the Khumbu region for its incredible gifts, Mount Everest and other 8000m+ peaks and its enchanting landscape to the world of nature lovers and travelers.

Trek to Everest with three passes is an inclusive trek where you will be taken to almost all round of Everest region crossing three main passes of Everest region above 5000m namely Kongma-la (5500m), Cho-la (5320m), and Renjo-la (5400m) along with unforgettable trek to Everest base camp. Needless to mention, you will really enjoy the climb to mount Kalapatthar (5555m).

Let consider yourself a naturalist as you are passing through trail covered with different beautiful plants and you will be seeing as many animals around Sagarmatha national park, moreover, you are going to the area where it is believed that mysterious yeti resides. Let consider yourself as a geologist as you are stepping on the different land structure, rocks, temperature, when you move further high. Let consider yourself as an anthropologist because as you climb higher, you will be visiting communities with a different lifestyle, cultures, Tibetan people and some old indigenous people.

We have to give you enough time to enjoy the breathtaking environment, magnificent views, heart touching conversation with local people, making memories of trek taking uncountable pictures because after all, we know that you are a travel lover.

Trip Highlights

  • Remote settlements
  • Ancient monasteries
  • Stunning mountain views
  • Amazing landscapes
  • Diverse flora and fauna

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Arrival at Kathmandu

    Today, you are warmly welcome at the international airport by our representative and they will transfer you to the hotel. You can have enough time to rest and bath as you had been flying quite long. We will take you to the street walk at night and we will have a buffet dinner at Thamel, a famous city for tourists.

    Included meals: Dinner

    O/N: hotel

  • Day 02 - Kathmandu sightseeing

    After breakfast, we will take you around Kathmandu city to visit some historical sites like Pashupatinath temple, Patan Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar square, Boudhanath stupa and Swoyambhunath stupa, the places that are enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site via our guide and tourist bus. In the evening, around 4 pm we will have done our Kathmandu sightseeing and you will be given time to get ready for our trek starting from tomorrow. We can manage our time to visit those sites on return too. Have a good night.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: hotel

  • Day 03 - Fly to Lukla (30-40min) and trek to Phakding Approx. 4 hrs

    We will take an early flight to Lukla, one of the most dangerous airports in the world after breakfast in Kathmandu. It is a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla yet adventurous one. After meeting our crew in Lukla, we will move to Phakding.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: lodge

  • Day 04 - Phakding-Monju-Namche Bazaar (3441m) Approx. 7 hrs

    We will have breakfast in Phakding and continue our trail crossing Dudh Koshi. We will register our permit number and group details at the National Park office in Monju, the gateway to Sagarmatha national park. Then we ascend up to Namche Bazar crossing the suspension Hillary bridge.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: hotel

  • Day 05 - Acclimatization Day

    Today we will take rest in the Namche Bazar, the crowded busy center of Khumbu region to adapt to changing climate. We will visit the Sherpa museum and local communities around. We can find ATMs, banks cyber café around.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: hotel

  • Day 06 - Namche Bazaar- Tangboche (3800m) Approx. 7 hrs

    We have to travel through zigzag trail today but it is an easy to trek as the trail is normally smooth. We head to Tangbche after our breakfast in Namche. Adorable views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, and Thamserku will visible to us. Taking the trail, we will finally at the Tangboche.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: hotel

  • Day 07 - Tangboche- Dingboche (4410m) 6-7 hours Approx. 7 hrs

    Our day begins along the trail through Imja Khola to Tangboche. From Tengboche, we descend down to the bank of the river through the trail of rhododendrons and birch forests. On the way, we can see jaw-dropping views of Kangtega range, Thamserku, Amadablam, Taboche, Kwangde, Tengboche, Lhotse, and Nuptse. We can have spectacular views at Pangboche crossing beautiful Buddhist monastery and stupas on our way from Deroche. Walking, even more, we finally reach the cold and windy village of Dingboche where we stay overnight.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: lodge

  • Day 08 - Dingbuche- Chhukung Approx. 3 hrs

    We continue our trek through Imja Khola valley to glacier moraines in the middle of towering mountains. Our walk continues for the next 2-3 hours through the valley viewing Lhotse Mountain and Ama Dablam on our sides until we reach yak Bibre, the herdman’s place. Walking further, we can have a wonderful view of rocky and icy appearance of Imja Tse peak at the terminal moraine. Half an hour walk from Bibre leads us to Chhukung where we can view the glaciers and snowy mountains

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: lodge

  • Day 09 - Acclimatization Day

    It is another rest day but we will keep ourselves busy by roaming around. We have the option of either taking a climb over the hill northwest of Chhukung over Nuptse glacier or walk down the valley of Bibre then to the high trail above Niyang Khola.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: lodge

  • Day 10 - Chhukung-Kongmala pass-Lobuche (4900m) Approx. 8 hrs

    We will not find any teashop around us today we need to carry waters and some packed food with ourselves from Chukung. We can have a stunning view of Island peak valley and the jagged ridge of Amphu Lapcha walking quite long distance. On ascending along the east side of Niyang Khola valley through the stony trail, we reach wide basin dotted with frozen lakes. We reach one of the passes that we have been wishing to see the Kongma la pass after walking 5 hours from Chukkung. We reach the top to see the prayer flags fluttering to mark the pass at the ridge. Now the descent begins which is a difficult and challenging experience of today’s trek. We then climb the moraine on the far side, then turn north through the trail of Khumbu glacier, which finally leads to today’s final destination: Lobuche.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N; lodge

  • Day 11 - Lobuche-Gorekhshep (5100m) and EBC (5364) Approx. 9 hrs

    Three passes with EBCs another destination will be visited by us today, the Everest base camp. Ahead of Gorakhshep, the trail leads through the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier. Passing through the pyramid signpost, we find ourselves we can view the north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. We can view the 360’ vista of snow-covered mountains after ascent to Thangma Riju. On climbing the top of Changri glacier, we catch the sight of Kalapatthar, a green knoll beneath Mt. Pumori. We then take the trail to Everest base camp through once Gorakhshep Lake and reach Indian army mountaineers’ memorials on continuing. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we realize the hazardous route of Khumbu icefall. Tonight we will stay at Gorakshep.

    Included meals; breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: lodge

  • Day 12 - Gorekhshep-Kalapathar (5550m)-Dzonglha (4860m) Approx. 7 hrs

    We move to Kalapatthar taking tracing out a trail through the forested trail. We will see the magnificent shining view of Everest from the top of Kalapatthar. It is our great opportunity to get top on one high peat to see the crown of the world. Along with this, Lingtren, Khumbuttse, Changtse, etc are visible from here. We leave our footsteps to take away the memories and snapped pictures for the lifetime experience. Then walking for a few hours to reach Dzongla.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: lodge

  • Day 13 - Zongla-Chola pass-Dragnag (4700m) Approx. 8 hrs

    We are on another breathtaking day, which includes a trek through Chola pass. We will wake of with the mesmerizing view of Chola Tse. The early part of this one of the toughest trips begins as we transverse through Dzonglha across spur forest which then descends to a basin. As we climb the height, again we see the picturesque view of Chola lake and Mt Ama Dablam. The steep climb is made worse by boulders, which then leads us to the curvy trails of Bergschrund. At the top of CHO- LA (5368m), we can enjoy the sight of majestic peaks all around standing by the side of fluttering prayer flags. The descent to Dragnag is relatively easier unless the rocks are glazed by ice making the path slippery and hazardous. Walk slowly! We stay in Dragnag for the night.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: lodge

  • Day 14 - Dragnag-Gokyo (4700m) Approx. 7 hrs

    The trek continues following the Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier of Nepal.  As we reach the other side of the glacier, we can catch the sight of the second Gokyo lakes, which is one of the six series. On the edge of the third lake, which is a short distance from the second, we see Gokyo village. Stay and rest in Gokyo.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: lodge

  • Day 15 - Exploration Day

    It is a beautiful day to rest at Gokyo and a wonderful opportunity to climb Gokyo RI, which is one of the finest places to have the views of the Everest region and the six series lake of Gokyo. The fifth lake is the largest one and we can climb hill over it to see the jaw-dropping scene of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. We will have a beautiful evening roaming around Gokyo valley.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: lodge

  • Day 16 - Gokyo-Renjola pass- Lungden (4375 m) Approx. 7 hrs

    Today is the day we will cross the last pass of our three passes EBC trek-Renjola trek early in the morning. To reach there, we leave the main trail of Gokyo valley by Dudhkhola enjoying the vista of the Everest, Lhotse, and Taboche the trail continues down the stairs to reach Angladumba Tsho. On further walking, we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake then we walk through these narrow valley teemed with giant boulders to Lungden.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: lodge

  • Day 17 - Lungden-Thame-Namche Bazaar (441m) Approx. 7 hrs

    Marlung to Thame, a traditional route followed by Tibetan traders for centuries. Crossing Bhote Koshi, descending to Taranga we reach Langmuche Khola.  Down the steep path, we get to Thamo village where there is a monastery called Khari Gompa- the nunnery.  At Thame, we will have astonishing views of surrounding as well as monasteries. Finally, we reach Namche through some gompas, prayer flags, Stupas, and Mani stones. Overnight in Namche.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: hotel

  • Day 18 - Namche-Phakding-Lukla (2800m) Approx. 7 hrs

    Today is our last day in the Khumbu region. We start from Namche to Phakding where we will have our lunch and then again to Lukla. It is quite challenging one we need to walk down steep that may be slippery and it will cause shake in our legs though it is a memorable one. We will enjoy the views of our surroundings, the airport area.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: hotel

  • Day 19 - Fly Back to Kathmandu

    We will take a flight early in the morning after our last breakfast in the Khumbu region. Upon our arrival at the Kathmandu, we will take rest and then roam Kathmandu city. We will buy gifts from here as a remembrance of Nepal. We will do a night walk and have a Nepali set meal.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    O/N: hotel.

  • Day 20 - Departure - Ending program

    Today after breakfast, our representative will drive you to the international airport with a tourist bus. We pray for your safe flight and we hope you had a wonderful time with us. It was our honor to have you and we wish to see you soon.

    Included meals: breakfast

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Related trekking permit and TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) card
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

Not included in the cost

  • International flights
  • Nepali visa fee
  • Extra day/night meals and accommodation in Kathmandu than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, hard or soft drinks, laundry service, trekking gears, etc.)
  • Tips

Sharable expenses (shared among the number of people in trekking groups)

  • Experienced and licensed English-speaking guide
  • Porter service
  • Transportation (jeep and domestic flights)
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