Sep 18 - Oct 8, 2018  confirmed

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp Overland Start (21 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

Difficulty: strenuous

Public trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp Overland Start
$358 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.50 /day per person for guide
+ $28.33 per person for guide's transport
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $77 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry, Local Everest Region Tax, and TIMS Card
  • 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

Guide
Nawang Chimi
Languages
English, Nepali, Sherpa, Hindi, and a little Japanese
Ratings
great
Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

andrew (United Kingdom)


confirmed

Alice (Italy)


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.

Side trip Overland Start: 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.

Weather Conditions in September

Mid-September marks the start of the ‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October. While there is a good chance of precipitation, clear skies and lush, rice paddy terraced hills are your spectacular when it is not raining. The chance of rain decreases as the month progresses. The end of the monsoon means there is still a chance of the occasional heavy snowfall at high altitudes. Furthermore, high passes can have a lot of snow that has accumulated over the monsoon.

At a glance
On average there are 15 days with precipitation in September. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5643 m. During September, expect high temperatures of around 2.5°C (37°F) and lows down to -7.5°C (19°F) at Kala Patthar.

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp Overland Start
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(21 days / 20 nights )
created by andrew (United Kingdom)

Tue Sep 18 (day 1)

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
Shared vehicle from Kathmandu to Bhandar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $15.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Bhandar (2190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.3°C (74°F) and lows of about 13.3°C (56°F) in September.

Chaulakharka (1460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.6°C (82°F) and lows of about 17.6°C (64°F) in September.

Kinja (1630 m)

About 2.5-3 hours from Bhandar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.6°C (80°F) and lows of about 16.6°C (62°F) in September.

Wed Sep 19 (day 2)

Sete (2600 m)

About 2-2.5 hours from Kinja or about 5-6 hours from Bhandar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.8°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in September.

Thu Sep 20 (day 3)

Dakchu (2985 m)

About 1 hour from Sete
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.5°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.5°C (47°F) in September.

Goyam (3220 m)

About an 1 hour from Dakchu or 2 hours from Sete.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.1°C (63°F) and lows of about 7.1°C (45°F) in September.

Goyam

Lamjura La (3530 m)

About 1 hour from Goyam or 3-3.5 hours from Sete
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in September.

Junbesi (2700 m)

About 6 to 7 hours from Sete
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 10.2°C (50°F) in September.

Junbesi
Fri Sep 21 (day 4)

Salung (2953 m)

About 2 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.7°C (66°F) and lows of about 8.7°C (48°F) in September.

Ringmu (2805 m)

About 1.5-2 hours from Salung or about 3.5-4 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.6°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.6°C (49°F) in September.

Ringmu

Taksindu La (3071 m)

About 1 hour from Ringmu or about 4.5-5 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.0°C (64°F) and lows of about 8.0°C (46°F) in September.

Taksindu (2930 m)

About 15-20 min from the Taksindu La or about 5-5.5 hours form Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.8°C (66°F) and lows of about 8.8°C (48°F) in September.

Nunthala (Manidingma) (2194 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Taksindu or about 6-7 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.2°C (74°F) and lows of about 13.2°C (56°F) in September.

Sat Sep 22 (day 5)

Jubing (1676 m)

About 2-3 hours from Nunthala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.3°C (79°F) and lows of about 16.3°C (61°F) in September.

Kharikola (2072 m)

About 2 hours from Jubing or about 4-4.5 hours from Nunthala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.0°C (75°F) and lows of about 14.0°C (57°F) in September.

Bupsa (2350 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Kharikola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.3°C (72°F) and lows of about 12.3°C (54°F) in September.

Bupsa
Sun Sep 23 (day 6)

Chaurikharka (2600 m)

About 7 hours from Bupsa or about 8 hours from Kharikola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.8°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in September.

Cheplung (2660 m)

About 30 min from Chaurikarka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in September.

Phakding (2860 m)

About 1.5-2 hours from Cheplung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.2°C (49°F) in September.

Phakding
Mon Sep 24 (day 7)

Monjo (2835 m)

About 2.5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.4°C (49°F) in September.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2.5 hours from Monjo or about 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.8°C (42°F) in September.

Namche Bazaar
Tue Sep 25 (day 8)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.8°C (42°F) in September.

Wed Sep 26 (day 9)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 4-5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in September.

Tengboche
Thu Sep 27 (day 10)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about 2.8°C (37°F) in September.

Pangboche

Dingboche (4410 m)

About 3 hours from Pangboche or about 5 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.9°C (50°F) and lows of about -0.1°C (32°F) in September.

Dingboche
Fri Sep 28 (day 11)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.9°C (50°F) and lows of about -0.1°C (32°F) in September.

Sat Sep 29 (day 12)

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 3 hours from Dingboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.0°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.0°C (28°F) in September.

Chukhung
Sun Sep 30 (day 13)

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 6.3°C (43°F) and lows of about -3.7°C (25°F) in September.

Imja Tsho (Lake)

Chukhung (4730 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.0°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.0°C (28°F) in September.

Chukhung
Mon Oct 1 (day 14)

Kongma La Pass (5535 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.2°C (36°F) and lows of about -11.8°C (11°F) in October.

Kongma La Pass

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 6-9 hours from Chukhung via the Kongma La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.8°C (42°F) and lows of about -8.2°C (17°F) in October.

Tue Oct 2 (day 15)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.4°C (40°F) and lows of about -9.6°C (15°F) in October.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.1°C (38°F) and lows of about -10.9°C (12°F) in October.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.4°C (40°F) and lows of about -9.6°C (15°F) in October.

Gorak Shep
Wed Oct 3 (day 16)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours to climb Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.5°C (35°F) and lows of about -12.5°C (10°F) in October.

Kala Patthar

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.4°C (19°F) in October.

Dzongla
Thu Oct 4 (day 17)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.9°C (37°F) and lows of about -11.1°C (12°F) in October.

Cho La Pass

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dzongla via the Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.4°C (19°F) in October.

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 6.9°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.1°C (19°F) in October.

Gokyo
Fri Oct 5 (day 18)

Renjo La Pass (5340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.4°C (38°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in October.

Renjo La Pass

Lungden (4380 m)

About 6-8 hours from Gokyo via the Renjo La Pass.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.1°C (48°F) and lows of about -4.9°C (23°F) in October.

Lungden
Sat Oct 6 (day 19)

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 12.5°C (55°F) and lows of about -1.5°C (29°F) in October.

Thame

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2-3 hours from Thame
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in October.

Namche Bazaar
Sun Oct 7 (day 20)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Lukla
Mon Oct 8 (day 21)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

Kathmandu