Khumbu Three Passes Phalpu


Trip Facts


Duration : 18 days - 23 days

Difficulty Level : 4

Group Size : 2 to 12 people

Maximum Altitude : according to the trek 3920 m or 5500 m

Three pass trek also is known as  Khumbu Three Passes trekking, the 3 Everest passes, from Phaplu or Jiri lead us to the Renjo Pass, the Chola Pass, and the Kongma La the 3 passes of Everest. The advantage is much better acclimatization to the altitude that will pass the 3 passes. In addition, the whole route from Jiri or Phaplu to the path that joins Namche is very pleasant on very well maintained paths with good lodges and especially much less frequented. Less than 5% of trekkers in Khumbu leave from Phaplu or Jiri.

Take advantage of this trek by the old road to immerse yourself in the Sherpa culture by slowly approaching the peaks of the Himalayas with the final bouquet of Everest. It is also the opportunity to discover another much less tourist Khumbu more carried by agriculture, livestock and field activities. A more traditional Nepal. Sagarmatha Park in the heart of Khumbu is a World Heritage Site. It is home to a great diversity of flora and fauna.

From Namche the first of the 3 passes is the Renjo Pass, then after climbing to the Gokyo Peak one crosses the Chola Pass, to climb Kala Patthar and go to Everest Base Camp. We end with Kongma La. A trip to altitude and Sherpa country that starts low in the valley to acclimatize progressively and to the peaks. Khumbu is also home to many monasteries, the oldest of which is in Pangboche. Don’t forget to take a tour of the Tibetan market of Namche Bazar where Tibetans and Nepalese trade.

On the whole trek we cross suspension bridges, pine forests, we cross rivers sometimes frozen, we stop in Sherpa villages, we visit Tibetan monasteries, then slowly, we get closer to the highest peaks of the planet Lhotse, Ama Dablam and of course Everest in the final point.

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Highlights of Khumbu three pass trek by Phaplu

  • The best acclimatization at altitude to enjoy Khumbu
  • Variety of landscapes between the lower valley and Khumbu
  • In the heart of the Himalayas of Nepal
  • Passing passes over 5000 m Renjo Pass, Chola Pass, and Kongma La
  • The sunset on Everest at Kala Patthar
  • Proximity to the majestic peaks
  • Quality lodges

Khumbu discovery of Sherpa country

  • Duration  18 days
  • Level  2/5
  • Alti max 3920m in Pangboche
  • All year except June to August
  • Nights in lodges

Three Passes of Khumbu Renjo Pass Chola Pass and Kongma La

  • Duration  23 days
  • Level  4/5
  • Alti max 5500 m
  • April May and October to mid-December
  • Nights in lodges

 

Trip Itinerary

DAYS VALLEY OF TSUM MANASLU ALTITUDE NIGHT DENIV + DENIV – DURATION ELECTRICITY PHONE
1 Arrival Kathmandu
2 free day in Kathmandu
3 Salleri by private minibus 2500 10am
4 Taksindu 2650 950 450 6h 230 mobile
5 Kharikhola 2050 700 1400 6h 230 mobile
6 Surke 2350 1170 920 6k 230 mobile
7 Chheplung 2650 6h 230 mobile
8 Namche 3370 700 120 5h 230 mobile
9 Acclimatization Namche 3370 230 mobile
10 Khumjung 3780 4h 230 mobile
11 Portse 3810 4h 230 mobile
12 Pangboche 3930 3h 230 mobile
13 Tengboche 3850 4h 230 mobile
14 Namche 3450 6h 230 mobile
15 Lukla 2850 700 1250 6h 230 mobile
16 Flight to Kathmandu 35 minutes
17 A day Kathmandu 1350
18 Departure

 

DAYS TREK THREE PASS RENJO – CHOLA – KONGMA LA STEPS ALTITUDE NIGHT DENIV + DENIV – DURATION ELECTRICITY PHONE
1 Arrival Kathmandu
2 free day in Kathmandu
3 Salleri by private minibus 2500 10am
4 Taksindu 2650 950 450 6h 230 mobile
5 Kharikhola 2050 700 1400 6h 230 mobile
6 Surke 2350 1170 920 6h 230 mobile
7 Monjo 2820 1200 600 6h 230 mobile
8 Namche 3370 700 120 5h 230 mobile
9 Acclimatization Namche 3370 230 mobile
10 Thame 3720 680 340 4h 230 mobile
11 Lumde 4260 760 230 4h solar no
12 Gokyo by Renjo (5360) 4700 1150 750 6h solar no
13 Dragnag (Gokyo Ri 5350) 4700 200 260 3h solar mobile
14 Dzongla by Chola (5420) 4830 920 760 7h solar mobile
15 Lobuche 4920 340 260 3h solar mobile
16 Lobuche (Kala Patthar 5550) 4920 1050 1050 8h solar mobile
17 Dingboche (Kongma the 5500) 4400  7h
18 Tengboche 3850 5h 230 mobile
19 Namche 3450 6h 230 mobile
20 Lukla 2850 700 1250 6h 230 mobile
21 Flight to Kathmandu 35 minutes
22 A day Kathmandu 1350
23 Departure

Service Includes

  • 4 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1 Sirdar and his help
  • The team of porters
  • Carrier equipment
  • Food during the trek (3 meals a day)
  • Entrance fee in Khumbu Park
  • The lodges
  • Insurance for the Nepalese team
  • Kathmandu – Saléri Phaplu private minibus one way
  • Lukla Kathmandu plane back
  • Hotel-airport transportation back and forth
  • End of trek pot taken together

Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, Repatriation Assistance
  • Hot showers in the lodges (about 2 Euros)
  • Airport taxes and visas
  • Telephone, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, soda and hot water in the lodges
  • Gratuities to the optional Nepalese team
  • The return flight Paris-Kathmandu
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