Take the longest and most demanding route to Everest Base Camp.
Hike in the midst of huge Himalayan glaciers.
Enjoy experiencing Nepalese culture as laden yak support the adventure.
Starting in the Dhote Kosi valley, the Three Passes trek offers a superb challenge, a mental and physical challenge in the incredible terrain of the Himalaya. Climb to the top of rugged peaks, traverse high altitude mountain passes, cross imposing glaciers and bask in views of the most fearsome mountains on the planet. A true challenge which rewards the intrepid hiker with experiences to savour for a lifetime.
Cross the challenging Himalayan passes of Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La.
Summit three Himalayan mountains to uncover some of the finest views in the world.
Reach Base Camp, starting point for many legendary journeys to the highest point on earth.
Tribhuvan International Airport
Fly to Kathmandu, take a private transfer to the hotel. Pre-trek briefing in the evening.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, a superb experience with incredible views over the Everest region. Meet with the crew upon arrival, starting the trek with a hike to Phakding.
Making multiple river crossings on the trail leading to Monjo, enter the Sagarmatha National Park, and weather permitting, the first glimpse of Mount Everest, en route to Namche Bazaar.
A day to explore Namche Bazaar, with a great selection of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. A great opportunity to acclimatise to the altitude, with a short trek to the Everest View Hotel.
Leaving the traditional Everest Base Camp route, head north-west to the village of Thame to stay overnight..
Climb to the village of Lungden, at 4380m altitude, with sensational mountain panoramas along the way.
Take on the first of the three passes, Renjo La, a tough day of hiking to reach the pass at 5388m, before a picturesque descent to the third of the Gokyo Lakes and the overnight stop in Gokyo.
Starting early in the morning, make an ascent of the first Himalayan Peak, Gokyo Ri, enjoying fabulous views of Cho Oyu, with the rest of the day free to aid with acclimatisation, though short optional hikes to the moraine ridges around Gokyo offer wonderful views for the energetic.
Leave Gokyo, crossing Ngozumpa glacier, descending to the second Gokyo lake. Leaving the glacier, follow a shallow valley to Tragnag.
An early start to cross the Cho La pass, before a long descent to Dzongla. Cross a small glacier while enjoying excellent views of Ama Dablam and Cholatse.
Climb through grassy terrain above the Tshola Tsho lake, joining the main Everest trail from Tengboche.
Follow the trail up the Khumbu Glacier, stopping for lunch at Gorak Shep, before continuing to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5364m along a route which negotiates ice pinnacles and crevasses along the way. Return to Gorak Shep to overnight.
An early start to the day, in order to reach the summit of Kala Pattar, offering iconic views of Mount Everest, considered the best view of the mountain from the trekking routes. Return to Gorak Shep for a bite to eat, before descending to Lobuche to overnight.
Leaving the popular Everest Base Camp trail, head east through the Khumbu glacier before climbing to the highest pass of the trip, Kongma La, at 5535m. After catching breath at the top, descend into the Chukhung valley to arrive at the village of Chukhung to overnight.
Climb to the summit of Chukhung Ri, the most demanding of the peaks on the trek, with a scramble in the final stages to reach the summit. Descend to Dingboche to overnight.
Rejoin the main Everest trail through Pangboche before a climb to the monastery at Tengboche. A steep descent from the monastery, before a further climb to Kyangjuma to stay overnight.
Continue trekking through Namche Bazaar, crossing the Dudh Koshi, joining familiar paths on the return to Phakding.
The final day on the Himalayan trails, following the Dudh Koshi to Lukla. Enjoy a farewell party with Sherpa guides and porters.
After breakfast, take a flight from the airstrip to Kathmandu.
A day to explore the engaging city of Kathmandu, explore the Monkey Temple at Swayambhunath, the Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and the Buddhist Stupa of Boudhanath, or simply enjoy the immersive experience of wandering the city streets.
Take a transfer to the airport to begin the journey home.
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All guides and partners are hand picked to ensure that every aspect of your trip operates to the highest standard and reflect the strong values, ethics and joy of travel.
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All crew are paid proper wages and are treated with respect and dignity. This trip with IMEC, IPPG and KPAP, all not-for-profit organisations that focus on improving the working conditions of porters.
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