This difficult and hard trek in Everest region is known as also in other names in trekking adventure market such as Everest 3 cols pass trek , Everest High pass trek, Everest High route pass trek etc. Actually, this trek offers you all 3 high, challenge and massive passes like Renzo La pass (5338m), Cho La Pass (5430m) and Kongma La Pass (5540m) in Everest region during this trek. Not only these high route passes, but also you will explore the Gokyo Ri Peak (5480m) from Gokyo Lake and Kalapathar (5555m) from Gorakshep.
So, this trek requires you the strong physical condition and habit of long walking in high altitude. You will explore the Khumbu Himalayan region, Himalayan high lander Sherpa people, their Tibetan Buddhist culture, Buddhist monuments, super views of Mount Everest 8848m “Top of the world” other several Himalayan peaks: Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Pumori, Chhangte, Khumbutse, Baruntse, Khangtega, Labuche, Tabuche, Cholatse, Choyu, etc.
Trip summery in facts: Trip Title: Everest 3 Cols Pass Trek Maximum Elevation: 5555m. Walking Level: 5-7 hours per day. Trip Duration: 21 Days Mode of Operation: Tea House Lodge Trek. Best Season: Mar, Apr, May & Sept, Oct, Nov. Trip Grade: Moderate and Strenuous Group size: Minimum: 2 people to Maximum: 18 people
Outline Itinerary: Everest 3 Cols Pass Trek Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome by ART member and transfer to hotel 2 star bed & breakfast included. Day 02: Flight Katmandu to Lukla 45 mn, then trek to Phakding (2600m) 3 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m) 6 hours, the biggest ethnic Sherpa village, influenced by Tibetan Buddhist society and the gate way of Everest region. Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 04: Namche acclimatization: explore around Syangboche airport (3700m), airfield of the 2nd highest altitude in the world and visit Khumjung village (3900m). We can see the spectacular views of Everest Himalayan range including Amadablam,Thamserku,Kongde,Khumbi La,Nuptse,Lhotse,Lobuche,Tauche etc. 6 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 05: Trek from Namche to Thame (3820m), village of Everest summiteers in Khumbu region. 5 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 06: Trek from Thame to Lungden( 4600m). 6 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 07: Trek from Lungde to Gokyo Lake (4750m) after crossing Renzo La Pass 5338m. 8 hours Overnight at Lodge. Day 08: Gokyo Lake acclimatization and visit around the glacier lakes. Day 09: Early in the morning, from Gokyo Lake ascent Gokyo Ri peak (5480m) and descend down to Gokyo Lake after having breakfast then trek to Thangnak (Dragnak) 4700m, 8 hours. Over night at Lodge. Day 10: Trek from Thangna (Dragnag) (4700m) to Dzonglha (4830m) via Chola Pass (5430m). 8 hours Over night at tea house Lodge. Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4920m).5 hours Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5100m). 4 hours, after lunch if your physical condition and weather is good, you can visit Everest Base Camp 5555m in 6 hours. Overnight at tea House Lodge. Day 13: Early in the morning, from Gorakshep ascent Kalapathar (5545m) to see the sun rise views of Everest Himalayan range including Pumori peak, Chhangte peak, Khumbutse peak, Amadablam, Lhotse peak,Nutpse peak,Baruntse, the great Khumbu glacier etc. After having lunch at Gorakshep trek to Lobuche. Overnight at tea House Lodge. Day 14: Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung (4930m) via Kongma La Pass 5540m. It's the hardest journey among 3 high cols pass trek. We should carry pack lunch and enough drinking water for this long course. 9 hours.Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 15: Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche. 5 hours overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 16: Trek from Pangboche to Tengboche monastery (3870m) 4 hours . Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 17: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Namche Bazar 5 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 18: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla. 7 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 19: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu 45 mn and transfer to hotel 2 star with bed & breakfast. Day 20: Kathmandu reserve day if weather condition is bad in Lukla for flight hotel 2 star bed & breakfast. Day 21: International departure.
-Kathmandu International & domestic airport - hotel transfers by private car or tourist bus according to group size.
-3 nights 2 star hotel in Kathmandu bed and breakfast.
-Trekking permits of Everest (Sagarmatha National Park) and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System).
-Accommodation in tea house lodge in twin basis.
-Food ( breakfast,lunch & dinner with hot drinks) during the trek.
-Salary, insurance, transport, food and accommodation for guide, assistant guide and porters.
-Kathmandu to Lukla round flight tickets as mentioned in above itinerary.
-Internal airport tax in Kathmandu & Lukla.
-13 % VAT compulsory Nepal Government tax and other local taxes.
-Experienced & professional English speaking trekking guide, assistant guide and porters.
-Nepal visa fee 40 $ for a month. Nepal visa can be obtained upon arrival.
-Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary.
-Travel, trekking and helicopter rescue insurance.
-Cold and alcoholic drinks
-Personal high altitude medicines, sleeping bags, first aid kits, equipment, gears, cloths etc.
-Personal expenses: phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge of camera or mobile and gas shower in mountain.
-Tips for guide and porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal.
Clothing & Equipment Check List: Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc. Head
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required) Upper Body
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable Hands
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal) Lower Body
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric Feet
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version Sleeping
1 sleeping bag (- 15 degrees C)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carry on)
1 large duffel bag *
A small day bag/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional) Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies Practical Items
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
large Zip lucks
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks Toiletries
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash Extras/Luxuries
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea houses and/or camps)
1 modest swim suit
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow