Himalayan Rock Mountain Flight
Three High Pass Trek

Three High Pass treks takes you through three passes of Khumbu region. These Passes are Khongma la , Renjo La and Cho la pass.

Facts Of Trip

Grade: Grade I
Type: Lodge trek
Total duration: 21 days
Cost: Check details
Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Flight Kathmandu - Lukla, trekking to Phakding
Day 03: Phakding - Namche Bazar
Day 04: Namche Bazar (restday, daytour Everest View Hotel or Thame Monastery )
Day 05: Namche Bazar - Tengboche
Day 06: Tengboche - Pangboche - Dingboche
Day 07: Dingboche (restday / dayhike )
Day 08: Dingboche - Chhukung (dayhike to Chhukung Ri)
Day 09: Chhukung - Kongma La(5535m) - Lobuche
Day 10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep - EBC - Gorak Shep
Day 11: Gorak Shep - Kalapathar - Dzongla
Day 12: Dzongla - Cho la pass - Dragnag
Day 13: Dragnag - Gokyo
Day 14: Gokyo (Dayhike to Gokyo Ri)
Day 15: Gokyo - Renjo La Pass - Arye
Day 16: Arye - Glacier
Day 17: Glacier - Thame
Day 18: Thame - Monjo
Day 19: Monjo - Lukla
Day 20: Lukla - Kathmandu
Day 21: Kathmandu - Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu(1320m): 
Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents ,photos, passport copis etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the same day you'll be meeting your guide for the trek.

Day 02: Kathmandu(1320m) - Lukla(2840m), trekking to Phakding(2610m): 
After the breakfast we will be headed towads the domestic airport and after 35 minutes flight we will reach Lukla. Then our trekking starts to Phakding. It will take around 3/4 hrs walk to reach Phakding. We will be able to see the first mountain of Everest  region i.e. Kusum Khangkaru(6367m). Over night stay at Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding(2610m) - Namche Bazar(3440m): 
After breakfast we will be heading to Namche Bazar. We will be following Dudh Koshi which includes many bridges along the path. Then we will reach the check post and enter Sagarmatha National Park. Altogether it takes 6-7 hrs to reach Namche Bazar from Phakding. On the way we would be able to observe several villages, rivers , forests , and amazing mountain views [Mt. Thamserku(6608m), Mt. Everest(8848m) ].  This will be the first view of Mt. Everest during our trek.

Day 04: Namche Bazar(3440m) (restday,  Everest View Hotel, 3800m): 
After breakfast we will be hading towards Everest View hotel  and on the way we will be going to National park headquarter from where we can see the panoromic view of Mt. Everest , Mt. Lhotse ,Mt.Nupse, Mt. Amabdlam Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Thauche , Mt. Kyangde etc. From the Everest view hotel also we will be seeing the same view.

Day 05: Namche Bazar - Thengboche: 
We start our walk to our next destination i.e. Thengboche immediately after breakfast. It taks around 5-6 hrs to reach there. Thengboche is home to the regions largest monastery, a destination for monks of all ages throughout the country to practice and study Buddhism. The public is invited to witness their puja ceremonies, where they chant prayers and perform rituals inside the ornately decorated gompas

Day 06: Thengboche - Pangboche - Dingboche: 
Very early wake up call and visit the impressive morning puja in Thengboche Monastery. Breakfast after the puja and start trek to Pangboche.Pangboche, at 3.985m is the highest permanent settlement on the approach to Everest and in the upper village there is a gompa (monastery) founded by the lama Sange Dorje. Pangboche offers great views on what many people consider as the most beautiful moutainpeak in the Himalayas, Mount Ama Dablam. We continue to walk upto Dingboche(4400m). Altogther it taks around 5-6 hrs to reach Dingboche.

Day 07: Dingboche (restday and day hike ): 
We spend a day at Dingboche (4400m) to continue our acclimatisation. Those adapting well to the altitude can climb Nangkartshang Peak at 5100m for great views of Chalotse, Tawoche and Mount Ama Dablam.  

Day 08: Dingboche - Chhukum (dayhike Chhukum Ri): 
Back on the trek again, the trail from Dingboche ascends, emerging onto the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier from where we have a beautiful panorama of the peaks lying on the Nepal-Tibet border. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche (4.900m) a tiny hamlet with a few teahouses. The sunset on Nuptse is not to be missed. Altogether  it is a trek about 5-6 hrs till Lobuche from Dingboche.

Day 09: Chhukum - Kongma La (5535m) - Lobuche: 
After the breakfast we will be heading towards our next destination i.e. Lobuche. On the way we will pass through Kongma La. It takes around 7-8 hrs to reach Lobuche from Chhukum.

Day 10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep - EBC  - Gorak Shep:  
Another long day and again we leave very early. Trekking across a glacier, the trail winds up and down through fascinating icy series of land known as Everest Base Camp, where, usually in spring, we may see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. We descend from the Base Camp to Gorak Shep and night stay in Gorak shep.

Day 11: Gorak Shep - Kalapathar (5550m) - Dzongla:  
Early in the morning we will be heading to the Kalapathar . It taks around 2 hrs to the top of the Kalapathar. It is one of the highest point of our trekking from where we can see the view of sun rise and the fascinating view of the mountains ( Mt. Everst , Mt. Lhotse , Mt. Nupse, Mt. Pumo Ri ,Mt. Makalu and much more ). Then we head back to Gorak Shep and after breakfast we start our trek to Dzongla. 

Day 12: Dzongla - Cho La pass - Dragnag: 
We are heading much earlier then we usually do as the trail is more difficult and takes longer. It takes 3-4 hrs to reach Cho La pass where we enjoy the view of the mountain and the rocky and landscapes for  a while. Then we continue to walk down hill to the Dragnag which takes around 7-8 hrs.

Day 13: Dragnag - Gokyo: 
We will take enough time to have breakfast and star our trek today. It takes around 3-4 hrs to reach Gokyo. On the way we get to see Ngozumba Glacier and cross it heading towars Gokyo. In Gokyo we will be enjoing the view of Gokyo lake and the mountain around it.

Day 14: Gokyo ( day hike to Gokyo Ri): 
Early in the morning we will go to Gokyo Ri(6500m) to see the sunrise and the panaromic view of the mountains like: Mt. Everest(8848m) ,Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Makalu , Mt. Lothse ,Mt. Nupse and so on. After we return to Gokyo from Gokyo Ri , we will have our breakfast. Overnight at Gokyo. 

DAY 15: Gokyo- Renjo La Pass- Arye: 
Most of pass trek are not easy. The trails ascend straight to Renjo la and trek to Arye. This route is not popular. Only the adventurous trekkers do this trek and need fully camping trek, no lodges are possible, only very normal yak pastures during trek.

DAY 16. Arye - Glacier:
This is easy trek after long passes and other high treks.

DAY 17. Glacier - Thame:
Thame is a nice Sherpa village in Khumbu region with Sherpa Monastery. This is also route for climbing Kwongde peak and other peaks.

Day 18 Thame - Monjo(2835m): 
We start our trek back to Monjo after our breakfast. It will take around 6 - 7 hrs to reach Monjo. Namche Bazar lies on the way to Monjo. 

Day 19 Monjo - Lukla(2800m): 
Finally this is the last day of our trek. As such, we will be heading to Lukla after breakfast. It will take around 4 -5 hrs to reach Lukla from Monjo.   

Day 20 Lukla - Kathmandu: 
Early in the morning after having the breakfast , we will go to Lukla airport to head back to Kathmandu. After  35 minutes flight with a scenic view of the nature, we will reach Kathmandu.

Day 21 Kathmandu - Departure: After breakfast , a Himalayan Rock Treks and Expedition responsible person will drop you to the international airport.

Cost Includes / Excludes
Included:
- Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
- Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
- 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu
- 2 Nights accommodation in Pokhara (Lakeside)
- Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus
- Transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
- Transfer Pokhara to Naya Pull by taxi (start trek)
- Transfer Naya Pull to Pokhara by taxi (finish trek)
- Accommodation during trekking in lodges, tea houses
- English speaking experienced guide
- Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
- Food, salary, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
- Annapurna Conservation Fee
- TIMS (trekking registration card)
- Annapurna region trekking map
- service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel

Not included:
- International flight to and from Nepal
- Airport taxes
- Vaccination and Nepal visa
- Meals and drinks
- Personal insurance and other personal expenses
- Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)

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