Aug 22 - Sep 6, 2018 | Change

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp trek (16 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

Highlights: Tengboche, Imja Tsho (Lake), Kongma La Pass, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Cho La Pass, Gokyo, and Renjo La Pass

Difficulty: strenuous
Three Passes & Everest Base Camp
Starting at $746 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$30.02 /day per person for guide
+ $170 per person for guide's transport
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $65 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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Included Services
  • Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry and Local Everest Region Tax
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, insurance, and transport
Optional Services (Porter...)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

A grand tour of the Everest Region, this trek explores four valleys of the Khumbu region and climbs over three passes in excess of 5000 m. If you want to feel like you’ve covered the Everest Region, then this trek is for you. If trekking over the passes from east to west, then the Kongma La Pass is the first pass encountered. It probably the least traversed of the classic three passes in the Khumbu region, the path to the Kongma La (5535 m) offers a spectacular but strenuous route between Chukhung and Lobuche. While in Chukhung, you may wish to spend an additional day and climb Chukhung Ri for a panorama of the Chukhung Valley, or hike to the alpine lake of Imja Tsho. After a visit to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar the next pass to the west is the Cho La. The Cho La, is most popular of the three passes in the Khumbu region providing stunning vistas along the high route between Everest Basecamp and the Gokyo Valley. With its series of lakes, the Gokyo Valley is probably one of the most beautiful valleys in the Khumbu Region, while the view from Gokyo Ri rivals any of the trekking viewpoints in the Khumbu, including a more complete – if a bit further away – view of Mt Everest than any of the other trekking viewpoints. The most western of the three passes is the Renjo La the path via the Renjo La (5340 m) provides a more strenuous route from Gokyo back to Namche Bazaar via the barren and beautiful Bhote Valley, and the Sherpa Village of Thame. The ascent to the Renjo La from Gokyo provides jaw dropping views of Mt. Everest with Gokyo Lake below.

Weather Conditions in August

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The peak of the monsoon is in early August and marks the wettest time of year. Be prepared for lots of rain and wet trails At higher altitudes, the weather is cool and damp. But the clouds are usually the most frustrating part of monsoon trekking. High altitude passes get lots of snow during the monsoon making some passes increasingly difficult to cross.

At a glance
On average there are 22 days with precipitation in August. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5643 m. During August, expect high temperatures of around 3.5°C (38°F) and lows down to -5.5°C (22°F) at Kala Patthar.

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Wed Aug 22 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 20.4°C (69°F) in August.

Kathmandu

Highlights: Junbesi
Difficulty: challenging
With roads being extended further into the region there are now a few options for those who want to trek in rather than fly. Starting from Dhap allows you to take in the famed views of Pikey Peak on the trek in before joining the main trail at Junbesi. For the traditionalist, with bus service now extending to Bhandar the classic Jiri start can now be reduced by a day. Starting from Bhandar allows you to follow the route of early climbing expeditions into the Khumbu. While not that high by Himalayan standards, the trekking routes into the Khumbu are surprisingly strenuous. Since the path cuts across the valleys that descend from the high Himalayas, there is a lot of up and down climbing as you climb out of one valley and descend down to a river only to climb out the other side. This area sees far fewer trekkers than the trails above Lukla, but still has a pretty good lodge infrastructure.

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 11.2°C (52°F) in August.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 11.2°C (52°F) in August.

Phakding
Thu Aug 23 (day 2)

Monjo (2835 m)

About 2.5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in August.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2.5 hours from Monjo or about 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 7.8°C (46°F) in August.

Namche Bazaar
Fri Aug 24 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Sat Aug 25 (day 4)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 4-5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in August.

Tengboche

Highlights: Ama Dablam Base Camp and Tengboche
Difficulty: challenging
If you itching to get off the trekking highway up to Everest Base Camp a day detour off to the much less visited Ama Dablam Base Camp may be just what your looking for. This off the beaten path side trip take you right up to the base of one of the Khumbu regions most beautiful mountains. Along the way, you’ll get views of Everest as you pass by yak shelters and walls constructed by Sherpa herdsmen. Images from via Ama Dablam Base Camp Side Trek

Sun Aug 26 (day 5)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.8°C (57°F) and lows of about 4.8°C (41°F) in August.

Pangboche

Difficulty: moderate
Explore the lower Gokyo Valley, following the east side of the valley up to Nha and returning down the west side of the Valley via Dole, before crossing back to the east side at Phortse and returning to Pangboche.

Dingboche (4410 m)

About 3 hours from Pangboche or about 5 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.9°C (52°F) and lows of about 1.9°C (35°F) in August.

Dingboche
Mon Aug 27 (day 6)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Tue Aug 28 (day 7)

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 3 hours from Dingboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.0°C (48°F) and lows of about 0.0°C (32°F) in August.

Chukhung
Wed Aug 29 (day 8)

Imja Tsho (Lake) (5010 m)

Acclimatization hike to the Glacial lake of Imja Tsho about 3-5 hours round trip from Chukhung other destinations can also be requested tat the desecration of the group and guide. Island Peak Base Camp can be reached on the same day hike adding about 2-3 hours round trip to the hike.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.3°C (45°F) and lows of about -1.7°C (29°F) in August.

Imja Tsho (Lake)

Chukhung (4730 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.0°C (48°F) and lows of about 0.0°C (32°F) in August.

Chukhung

Highlights: Chukhung Ri
Difficulty: strenuous
The climb to the 5550 m (18,209 ft) summit of Chukhung Ri is a tough lung busting struggle, but the reward is a panoramic view of Makalu, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, and the glacial lake of Imja Tsho. This should only be attempted if you feel well acclimatized at Chukhung.

Thu Aug 30 (day 9)

Kongma La Pass (5535 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.2°C (40°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in August.

Kongma La Pass

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 6-9 hours from Chukhung via the Kongma La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -1.2°C (30°F) in August.

Fri Aug 31 (day 10)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -2.6°C (27°F) in August.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.1°C (41°F) and lows of about -3.9°C (25°F) in August.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -2.6°C (27°F) in August.

Gorak Shep
Sat Sep 1 (day 11)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours to climb Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.5°C (37°F) and lows of about -7.5°C (19°F) in September.

Kala Patthar

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.4°C (28°F) in September.

Dzongla
Sun Sep 2 (day 12)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.9°C (39°F) and lows of about -6.1°C (21°F) in September.

Cho La Pass

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dzongla via the Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.4°C (28°F) in September.

Dragnag

Gokyo (4750 m)

About 2-3 hours from Dragnag. If you want to climb Gokyo Ri you should add an extra day in Gokyo. The view from the Renjo La is similar but of course not identical to the view from Gokyo Ri.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.9°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.1°C (28°F) in September.

Gokyo

Highlights: Gokyo 5th Lake, Gokyo 6th Lakes, and Gokyo
Difficulty: challenging
Pack a lunch and head up to the wild remote upper Gokyo Valley for a taste of the Khumbu without trekkers and teahouses.

Mon Sep 3 (day 13)

Renjo La Pass (5340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.4°C (40°F) and lows of about -5.6°C (22°F) in September.

Renjo La Pass

Lungden (4380 m)

About 6-8 hours from Gokyo via the Renjo La Pass.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.1°C (50°F) and lows of about 0.1°C (32°F) in September.

Lungden
Tue Sep 4 (day 14)

Thame (3820 m)

About 3 hours from Lungdhen. With an early start it is possible to reach Thame from Gokyo. To stay overnight here once you have created the itinerary add a night in Thame and then remove it from Lungdhen. It is also possible to decide in route with your guide where to stay depending on how you feel.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.5°C (56°F) and lows of about 3.5°C (38°F) in September.

Thame


If you’d like to experience a different village on your return you can stay in Khumjung rather than Namche Bazaar. While you won’t find the shopping, bars, restaurants, and other amenities of Namache Bazaar, Khumjung located about two hours above, does have beautiful views of Ama Dablam and a quieter laid back vibe since it is bypassed by most trekkers.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2-3 hours from Thame
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.8°C (42°F) in September.

Namche Bazaar
Wed Sep 5 (day 15)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.2°C (49°F) in September.

Lukla
Thu Sep 6 (day 16)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in September.

Kathmandu
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created