MAKE THIS YOUR DREAM COME TRUE ESCAPE TO THIS AMAZING REGION.
This physically demanding 19 day trek has everything you could possibly wish to see in the Everest region; crossing three high altitude passes - Renjo la (5388 m), Cho La (5380 m) and Kongma La (5535 m); picturesque valleys - Khumbu, Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, and Imja Tse; and unimaginable views and ascents of Mt. Gokyo Ri (5483m), Kala Pathar (5545m) and Chukung (5550m) before reaching the fabled Everest Base Camp – the doorway to the world’s highest mountain – Mt. Everest (8848m).
The list of places to see is extensive that also includes the vivid turquoise blue Gokyo Lakes (4,700–5,000m); Gokyo Ri (5357m); visit the seldom visited and isolated trading route between Nepal and Tibet -Nangpa La Pass; the large Sherpa village of Marlung (4260m) and the Thame Tibetan Buddhist Monastery – the oldest in the Khumbu region and thought to have its beginnings in the 17th century. The monastery is perched 200 meters above Thame on the side of Sumdur Mountain and offers some extraordinary views of the Himalayas.
There is no better and comprehensive trek available in the Everest region. This trek is ideally suited to the more physically fit who wishes to go a little further to far-flung places and be challenged by the high altitude 3 passes. The best time of year to do this trek is in autumn (Sept to November) and spring (March to May) with less likelihood of being snowed-in and unable to complete the trek.
Lukla is the ideal starting point, but if you have more time then you can start from Jiri, Lukla, Phaplu or Salleri. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking is happy to customize this trek to suit your time schedule.
Alert: There will be a slight change in the itinerary, especially the days when you take the domestic flights. In April & May and October & November of 2019, the government shifted the operation base for flights to and from Lukla (This is the actual starting point of the trek) from Kathmandu to Manthali, a town 4 to 5 hours drive away from Kathmandu. As a result, anyone who signed up for any Everest trek or climb had to go to Manthali to catch their flight. They moved the base because of renovation and high air traffic for Kathmandu's airport which is also the only international airport in Nepal. This change in the airport will continue in 2020 as well. Though right now there have been direct flights, we expect from March the airport will be shifted.
The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfortable and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom - until Namche which is a thriving town seeing many more tourists and a greater range of accommodation. It should be noted that at higher elevations the quality of accommodation may not be as good, with more basic rooms with the bare necessities.
In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the region are potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew, and Tibetan bread. Sherpas started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.
We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We do not have to use public transportation or local buses during the trek. Our only flights are from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.
This is a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus!. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake.
Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!
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“Fantastic trip with incredible scenery in a beautiful country. Getting into the real scenery with an authentic experience and a great trekking challenge. I loved it!”
My Everest Three High Passes trek was a dream come true. The perfect weather, unbelievable scenery and the enthusiasm and encouragement of our guides Ram, wangchu and Furengmade this trip an unforgettable and truly life-changing experience.
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