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We traveled with Gopal more than 2 weeks in diffrent parts of Nepal. The itinerary he arranged for us were perfect includes historical sightseeing, virgin nature surfing and lodging Chitwan national parks, trekking in Annapourna region and flight around Everest Mount.
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Three High Passes is Considered as the most challenging trek, the route for Everest. Three High Passes Trek allows you to conquer Renjo La Pass (5338m), Chola La pass (5368m) and Khangma La Pass (5535m). Cross Dudhkoshi River and traverse rhododendron forest to reach Khumbu Glacier. This trek offers views of five out of eight highest mountains in the world namely   Cho Oyu (8,201m), Everest (8,848m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m) and Ama Dablam mountains. Explore Gokyo Valley and get views of Ngozumba Glacier which is the largest glacier system of Nepal. Among these three High Passes, Kongmala is the highest pass while Renjola is the smallest.  
Explore three frozen lakes of Gokyo and get view of Khumbu ice fall from the Everest Base Camp. Everest 3 Pass Trek is challenging experience but it rewards us with the views that can never be gained from similar Everest trekking packages.
Everest 3 High Passes trek route begins from Lukla and progresses through Phakding to Namche from where it changes its course from the main Everest trail by heading towards Thame. Explore the least crowded and quaint villages and meet with friendly Sherpas. This trek can be done either by choosing clockwise route or anti- clockwise route but it is recommended to use clock-wise route.
Himalayan Nepal Trek regularly operates Everest Three High Pass Trek with fixed departure at special cost. Remember us for the memorable holiday adventure that you can cherish throughout your life.

21 Days Itinerary for Three High Passes Trek
Day 01: Arrive in TIA, Kathmandu (1,310m) Welcome by Himalayan Nepal Trek staff transfre to hotel brifing stay at hotel on BB pla
Day 02:  Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m) Flight, Trek to Phakding (2610m) 4/5 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 03:  Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5/6 hrs stay at lodge
Day 04: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar hike to Everest view point 3880m back to Namche stay at Lodge
Day 05:  Namche to Thame (3800m) 4/5 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 06:  Thame to Marunlung (4200m) 4/5 hrs stay at lodge
Day 07:  Marunlung to Lunden (4300m) 4/5 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 08:  Lunden to Rejo-la pass (5360m) to Gokyo (4800m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 09:  Reserve Day for hike to Gokyo Ri and Fifth Lake stay  overnight at Lodge
Day 10:  Gokyo to Thanak (4700m) 3/4 hrs stay overnight at Lodge
Day 11: Thaknak to Cho-la Pass (5360m) to Dzong-la (4830m) 5/6 hrs stay overnight at Lodge
Day 12:  Dzong La to Lobuche (4910m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 13:  Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m) 5/6 hrs stay at lodge
Day 14: Gorakshep to Kalapattar to Lobuche 5/6 hrs stay at lodge
Day 15:  Lobuche to Kongma-la Pass (5535m) to Chhukung (4730m) 6/7 hrs stay overnight at lodge
Day 16: Chhukung to Tyangboche 3860m, 5 /6 hours over night at Lodge
Day 17:  Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) 4/5 hrs stay overnight at lodge
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu (1,310m)  35min, Transfer to hotel evening dinner together in Nepali typical restaurant,& stay at hotel on BB plan
Day 20: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley ,Patan, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath then stay at hotel on BB plan
Day 21:  Departure to your onward destination

Though there is no particular season as all the season are favorable for trekking to Nepal. We would suggest during atom season it would be best to travel between end of September to end of November and during spring beginning of January to April last week. Beside himalayan Nepal trek welcomes you anytime.
Accommodation is most in hospitality industry; especially during trek, accommodation plays an vital role to make the trip flexible. We Himalayan Nepal Trek being part of Hospitality industry we regard our guest as a part of Family and provide them with comfort. Therefore, we provide star level hotel in Katmandu. We respect the choice of our guest and provide service, which facilitates them. During trek though we cannot find star level hotels our guest will have beautiful lodges with twin sharing bed and also can find attach WC(bathroom) but then lodges will charge extra for it. Lodges will have wooden parketing system for making ambience warm. Overall accommodation to Everest Region trek is comfortable.

There is quotation “one cannot think well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” that is why Himalayan Nepal Focus on providing guest with best quality food. In kathmandu there can be found verities of food as there are many Chinese and continental restaurants.
Beside in Thamail and Durbarmarg guest can enjoy food like Korean cuisine, Thai, Japanese, and Italian and last but not the least Nepali Dal Bhat and it goes same during trek too.
We have more then 150 staffs working together to bound our company we work together to achieve our goal. We have experienced trekking, peak climbing, expedition guides and
Hardworking porters, assistant guides, cook who works hard for the success of our guest’s destination.
Equipment plays vital role during trek. Without equipment, a successful trek cannot be imagined so we request our guest to carry only need able equipments, which will be carried by our potential porters. Equipments include down jacket, trouser Ti-shirt, boot, knife, walking steak, light sleeping bag, sunglass, gloves, suns cream, warm socks, head light, wind proof jacket etc. we provide our staff with their need able equipments for more information visit

Prevention is better than cure this is most famous quotation and Himalayan Nepal Trek follows it with all heart. Guest is our responsibility and we work hard to fulfill our responsibility.we take first aid kit, oxygen bag and we make emergency rescue helicopter ready in case of an emmergency.we focus on acclimatization days so that we can prevent our guest from altitude sickness. We also provide Gamow bag and satellite phone in case of Need.
Environment is where we live we care about the place we stay then why not to the place we trek. Himalayan Nepal Trek focused on keeping environment clean we practice the quotation just leave your foot prints behind. We also take part in KEP Kathmandu Environmental Education and suggest our guest to protect our environment and stop global warming.
Helping Hands are holier then praying lips. Profit orientation is not only our priority we do help the children from different places in Nepal through our profit because education leads to enlightens we help orphans and differently able people to meet their need.We are engaged in volunteering which can be also helpful to people in rural area.
Days in itinerary are always flexible. The service we provide will be according to guest desire so guest has any query can question us without hesitation. Trekking in Himalayas are always challenging there might be unexpected health problem or natural challenges In such case guest are requested to co-operate their guides.
Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m), Transfer to hotel (B.B.)
Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will proceed through custom and visa formalities and then representative from Himalayan Nepal Trek Pvt. Ltd. will receive you. You will be transferred to the luxurious hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast plan. You will get briefing regarding your trek package and then enjoy the delicious meal before spending your night in a hotel. 

Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m) Flight, Trek to Phakding (2610m)
You will meet with your team members in the morning at our office.  You will then be escorted to Tribhuvan Airport, Domestic terminal from where you will take 30 minutes long Kathmandu- Lukla flight. Enjoy the mountain flight with breath-taking views of Ganesh, Langtang, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse, Cho- Oyu, Everest and other peaks and mountains. The plane lands at Tenjing-Hillary Airport in Lukla (2840 m). Assemble the crew and start your Everest View Trek. Cross Dudhkoshi River and walk through Ghat village to Phakding (2610 m).

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Continue to follow Dudhkoshi River for about 2hrs. Traverse the pine and oak forest and arrive at the suspension bridge. Cross Benkar to arrive at Monjo village which is known for having Entrance Gate to Sagarmatha National Park. Move further through Jorsale to Army Camp and arrive at Namche Bazaar (3440m).  

Day 04: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar, Visit Everest Lodge
This is a rest day intended to help us in preventing from High Altitude Sickness. We will visit Everest View Lodge for the first close-up view of the highest mountain in the world. After taking pictures and having breakfast, we will return to Namche. Everest View Lodge is the hotel located at world’s highest place. 

Day 05: Namche to Thame (3800m)
Leave Namche and head north-west to Nangpo Drangpo valley which is also known as Bhote Koshi Valley. Move through rhododendron forest with fine view of Kwangde Peak and waterfalls. Get views of Thamserku and Kusum Kangru and reach Thame village. Visit Thame Gompa and stay overnight in Thame. 

Day 06: Thame to Marunlung (4200m)
Leaving the main trail for Everest, we will explore the secular Thame village. After half an hour of trek, we will arrive at pretty small Tangmote Village. Lower down from Tangmote and pass through chorten and mani walls to Yarlung Village on the other side of Bhotekoshi.  Couple of hours of walk above Bhotekoshi will take us to Tharngga Village that is located at 4,000m/13,100ft. Houses in Tharngga is built out of stones. The village offers views of Kwongde Ri peak. An hour of walk will take us to Marlung.

Day 07: Marunlung to Lunden (4300m)
Follow the short yet difficult rising path from Marlung to Lunden. The path is pebble-strewn and marked at few points by arrow heads. Stay overnight at Lunden. There are tea houses available in Lunden.

Day 08: Lunden to Rejo-la pass (5360m) to Gokyo (4800m)
Lower down to Renjola Pass. Take the difficult ascend of Renjo La and enjoy the unmatched mountain views. Cross the bridge over river and reach the valley that lies near to the first lake of Gokyo which is called Longpongo. Visit the second lake of Taboche Tsho and third lake. Walking further, reach Gokyo village that lies nearby third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain. Enjoy the views of Cho Oyu Mountain, Gyachung Kang Peak, Lhotse Mountain, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawache peak.

Day 09: Reserve Day for hike to Gokyo Ri and Fifth Lake
This is a rest day. An hour of difficult climb will take us to the top of Gokyo Ri peak that is decorated by prayer flags and cairn. We can get views of Nepal’s largest Ngozumpa glacier and view of the fourth lake named as Thonak Tsho and fifth lake named as Ngozuma Tsho. Gokyo Ri summit enthralls us with views of Cho you, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu.

Day 10: Gokyo to Thanak (4700m)
Lower down from Gokyo and arrive at Thaknak. The path is scenic with views of Gokyo Lake. We need to move through Gokyo Glacier and in about 4hrs, we will reach Thaknak where we will stay overnight.

Day 11: Thaknak to Cho-la Pass (5360m) to Dzong-la (4830m)
This is going to be a difficult trek. We will cross Cho La Pass with the help of climbing equipment like crampons and axe. Couple of hours of climbing will take us to the top of Chola Pass from where we can get views of Lhotse, Makalu and other peaks and mountains. Descend from Cho La Pass summit and move towards Dzong La where we will stay overnight. 

Day 12: Dzong La to Lobuche (4910m)
Head east and follow the trail that runs below the Cholatse Peak with scenic view of Amadablam Mountain. Walking further, we will arrive at a ridge that offers scenic view of Dughla Lake. Couple of hours of walk from the ridge will take us to Lobuche (4910m). Few teahouses are located in between meadow and the Lobuche peak. We can enjoy the views of Tawoche and Nuptse Mountains from Lobuche.

Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m)
Walk through the glacial moraine. Get unobstructed views of Khumbu glacier. Moving further, the path allows close-up views of Pumori, Nuptse and other mountains. We will arrive at Gorakshep in about 3hrs. The original Everest Base Camp was at Gorakshep. We will reach to the new Everest Base Camp site. Explore the area and enjoy the mountain views. Return to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

Day 14: Gorakshep to Kalapattar to Lobuche
Trek on 14th day begins at around 3am as we do not want to miss sunrise view from Kalapattar. Kalapattar is the best viewpoint in Everest which allows views of Everest, khumbatse, Pumori, Cho-Oyu, khumbu Glacier and Amadablam Mountains. We will return back to Gorakshep and return to Lobuche for overnight stay.

Day 15: Lobuche to Kongma-la Pass (5535m) to Chhukung (4730m)
Brief climb will take us to wide valley. We will follow the trail that descends to Kongma La Pass. The path is decorated by prayer flags. We will climb the Kongnma La Pass and enjoy views of surrounding mountains. Lowering down from the pass, we will arrive at the eastern side of Niyang khola valley. We can get views of Island Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass before arriving at Chhukung.

Day 16: Chhukung to Tyangboche 3860m, 5 /6 hours over night at Lodge
Lowering down to Imja Khola valley, we will arrive at Dingboche village. Moving along the stone houses and potato fields, we will reach kharka of Tsura. Continuing further, we will walk past Orsho and Shomare to Pangboche village. Enjoy the views of Amadablam, Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse as we head towards We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.

Day 17: Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3430m)
Cross the bridge over Dudhkoshi River and reach Kyangjuma. Three routes are branched at Kyangjuma. We will choose the trail that takes us to Namche Bazaar. The trail crosses verdant forest that is rich in wildlife. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)
We will take the downhill trek to reach the bridge. Crossing the suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi River, we will reach Monjo. There lies a gate to Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. Stay overnight at Monjo village. Although a long walk, this is the exciting trek that follows through series of ups and downs. Walk through the flat land and go through rhododendron and pine forests. Occasional passing through dispersed Sherpa villages will lead us to Dudhkoshi River. Crossing the suspension bridge, we will reach Chheplung. Brief trek from Chheplung will take us to Lukla. 

Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu Flight 35min, Transfer to Hotel (B.B.)
Due to the weather condition, there exists the chances of flight cancellation in Lukla. If weather remains fine, you will catch early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and arrive at Kathmandu in 30min from where you will be escorted to hotel in Kathmandu. Enjoy the Farewell dinner amid the typical Nepal culture show and stay overnight at a Hotel.

Day 20: Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Farewell dinner in Evening
After breakfast, go for half day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. Visit world heritage sites of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath and then return to hotel. Enjoy the farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Culture in evening.

Day 21: Departure!!!
After last minute preparation, you will be accompanied to Tribhuvan International Airport 3hours before the scheduled flight. Safe Journey!!!
Start Date End Date Availability Price  
  • Cost includes:
  • all airport Airport pick up & drops
  • All Ground Transportation
  • 3 times food per day during the trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House Lodge during the trekking
  • Star label Hotel in Kathmandu on BB ploan
  • Experienced English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 ( one porter for two Guest)
  • All Government local Taxes
  •  National park Fees
  • ( TIMS)Trekkers  Information Management System
  •  First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trek
  • And extra services according to the guest demand 
Cost Excludes 
  • Trekking equipment, any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip cancellation cost, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance fees temples and monastery etc
  • Tips and Gratuities


Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 21 Days
Accomodation: Lodge and Hotel
Altitude Height : 5545 M.
Seasons : October- November and March- April
Type: Classic + adventure
Activities : Trekking
No. of Pax : 1 to above
Maximum Access : 15 kg per person
Starts From : Lukla
Ends at : Lukla

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