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Lukla Flight Notice

As per Civil Aviation Association of Nepal (CAAN) decision, flights to and from Lukla airport will be operated from MANTHALI airport, Ramechhap. The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has acquainted that there is rapid accession of traffic blockage at Kathmandu Airport and the Lukla sector is believed to be the busiest domestic flights sectors of Nepal. Flight to Lukla is one of the most occupied flights during the trekking season in Nepal and to avoid the traffic congestion and minimize the workload of TIA, they’ve drawn a conclusion i.e. all the flights to and from Lukla are rerouted from Kathmandu Airport to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap again.

The Chief of Tribhuwan International Airport, Raj Kumar Chhetri has informed that all the airlines have prepared for their morning flights to Lukla via Ramechhap. So, if you’ve already booked a trek to Everest region with us within the period above mentioned, make sure that you are prepared for a flight to Lukla via Ramechhap (Manthali airport) instead of Kathmandu. So, we would like to request all our admired guests who have confirmed trips in Everest region to have this information updated: We’ve to drive to Manthali Airport from Kathmandu at 2 am (approx.) to catch the flight from Manthali to Lukla. The 137 km drive will take around 4-5 hours.

Another reliable and a bit expensive option is going for a helicopter upgrade and flying to Lukla straight from Kathmandu. The Kathmandu helipad area will not be affected and you can have Helicopter flight to Lukla from 6.30 am onwards. The upgrade could cost you a top up of USD 350-500 per person depending on the payload and availability of the flights.

  • Duration:20 Nights 21 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:1 - 12
  • Activity:Hiking & Trekking
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 5545m

About Khumbu Three High Pases Trekking

The Khumbu Three High Passes Trekking  is for the adventurous who crave something more challenging than the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek. The Khumbu Three Passes  Trek crosses three non-technical high altitude passes: Renjo La, 5345m, Cho La 5420m, and Kongma La, 5535m. The Khumbu Three Passes Trek is packed with spectacular panoramic views of the world’s most awesome peaks: Everest , 8848m, Lhotse, 8516m, Makalu, 8463m and Cho Oyu, 8201m( four of the world’s eight highest peaks).

Besides the three high passes, this trek includes Khumbu favorites like Gokyo Ri, Kala Patthar, and Everest Base Camp.

The Khumbu Three High Passes Trek has long days of trekking at high altitudes, which are strenuous, even for the physically fit. Your senses will be saturated with the natural beauty of the Khumbu and you will be ready for the warm welcome of the local guest house where you experience the cultural beauty of the Sherpa people. Picturesque villages and monasteries give glimpses into the Khumbu culture.

Starting at Lukla, 2828m, on the Classic Everest Base Camp trail, we follow the Dudh Koshi River up to the bustling, modern Sherpa capital of Namche. We make the most of luxuries we will do without on the rest of the trek, and head off up the Bhote Kosi Valley via Thame. The long ascent to Renjo La is challenging, but the view from the top makes it well worth the effort. The scene from here will be one of your favorite memories of this trek.

We descend into the Gokyo Valley where we see the turquoise blue, sacred Gokyo Lakes alongside the Ngozumpa Glacier. From Gokyo we climb up to Gokyo Ri, 5330m, which is considered as the best view point in the entire Everest Region. Next, we cross over the creaking glacier, and start the ascent to Chola La. The trail covers grassland, then scree and finally loose stones and ice. Chola La pass, on the edge of a glacier, offers another fantastic view. Besides watching your step on the tricky descent over glacial icefall and boulders, you will look up and see Ama Dablam is facing you, beautifully framed by the Khumbu Valley. We rejoin the main trail to Everest Base Camp which follows along the Khumbu glacier. From nearby Kala Patthar, 5550m, we get the best close up view of Mt. Everest.

The trail to Kongma La, the final and highest of the three passes, branches off the Everest Base Camp trail at Lobuche. It crosses the Khumbu glacier to grassy slopes. The most challenging part of the ascent is on loose stone.The mountains seen best from Kongma La Pass are Makalu, Lhotse, 8516m, Nuptse, 7861m, Pumari, Lobuche and Ama Dablam. The descent into the Chhukung Valley is steep. We make our way back down to Lukla via Dingboche and Tengboche.

The Khumbu Three High Passes Trek is a 20-day trek but the itinerary can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference and needs. The best season for Three High Passes Trek is from March to May and from September to November. Many companies will guide you through Kongma La, the highest pass, first. We, at Annapurna Foothills Treks, prefer the itinerary to start with Renjo La first and Kongma La last. Trekking to Renjo La first gives your body more time to acclimatize, reducing the risk of climbing too high too fast.

Ready to challenge yourself with an interesting climb of a 6000m peak? We organize exciting adventure climbs of Island Peak 6189m and Lobuche East Peak 6119m as an add on climb to any of the Everest region treks. We recommend our guests to do the Everest Base Camp Trek or Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek or Khumbu Three High Passes Trek before attempting for either Island Peak or Lobuche East Peak.

Highlights of Khumbu Three High Pases Trekking

  • stunning views of Mount Everest and other mountains of the Khumbu from many vantage points
  • learn about Sherpa Culture in remote parts of the Khumbu
  • visit facinating Namche Bazaar
  • visit Gokyo Lakes
  • cross the Renjo La & climb Gokyo Ri
  • challenging trek with ample acclimatisation days

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4 hrs
  • 2,610 m/8,562 ft
  • Domestic Flight
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 3,441 m/11,289 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4 hrs
  • 3,441 m/11,289 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4 hrs
  • 3,820 m/ 12,529 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3-4 hrs
  • 4,360 m/ 14,300 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4 hrs
  • 4,360 m/ 14,300 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 8-9 hrs
  • 4750 m/ 15,580 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 5,380m / 17,580 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • 4,990 m/16,367 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 7-9 hrs
  • 4830 m/15,850 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4 hrs
  • 4915 m/16,125 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 5130/ 16,830ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 4915m/16,125ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 7-8 hrs
  • 4,400 m/14,435 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6 hrs
  • 3441 m/11,289ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 2810m/9219ft
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Domestic Flight
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Breakfast
  • Private Tourist Vehicle

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Four nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 16 nights(Full board meals with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid  & medicine kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Excess baggage charge(s) (Domestic Flights).
  • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
  • All government and local taxes

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date02 Apr, 2020end date22 Apr, 2020Available$1750
start date19 Apr, 2020end date09 May, 2020Available$1750
start date29 Apr, 2020end date19 May, 2020Available$1750

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Khumbu Three High Pases Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

Khumbu Three High Pases Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Khumbu Three High Passes is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

Best Seasons for Khumbu Three High Passes Trekking

The best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek are from September to November and from March to May. These months are known for sunny and warm weather and outstanding views.
 

Khumbu Three High Passes Trekking is a Tea House/Lodge Trek

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!
 

Meals on the Khumbu Three High Passes Trekking

Three meals a day are included during your Everest Three High PassesTrek. The menu will be fairly simple, but freshly cooked and hygienic. You can enjoy typical Nepali, Tibetan and Sherpa food, as well as all types of international cuisine. Dinners and breakfasts will be provided in the teahouse/lodge where you spend the night. Lunches will be eaten in a teashop on the way to the destination of the day.
 

Drinking Water on Khumbu Three High Passes Trekking

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.
 

Fitness/Health

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.
 

Local Customs You Should Know About for Everest Trekking

Ethnic groups of the hilly and mountain regions are predominantly Buddhist, and you will see many mani stones, stupas, gumbas and prayer wheels. It is respectful to pass these objects with your right side nearest to the object, in a clockwise direction. Avoid sitting or standing on mani stones, stupas, tables used for worship or anything that is a religious symbol, as that is considered disrespectful.

Safety

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.
 

Travel Insurance for Khumbu Three High Passes Trekking 

It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.
 

Flight Delay/Cancellation

Domestic flights to mountain regions can be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather. Be aware that you may have long waits in the airports. From our side, if a flight is cancelled we make sure you get on the next possible flight.

If flight cancellations at the start of your trek delay your trek to the point of disturbing your onward travel schedule, you will be free to choose an alternative trip; there are many excellent options in the Annapurna, Langtang and other regions. If you do not wish to take an alternative trek, and wait in Kathmandu for the flight to Lukla, your original trek may be shortened due to the days lost in waiting. In such case, the client will be responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation.

If the client wishes to make an alternative arrangement such as a helicopter flight, Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will assist in making the booking, but will not cover the cost of the alternative arrangement. The refunded money of the unused flight ticket would be credited to the concerned client, however.

There will be no refund for the days of the trek that are missed. You will not be entitled to any refund for services in the package (ie hotel, transport, flight) that you did not use due to the cancellation.

It is advisable to allow one or two extra days at the end of your trip to allow for flight delay/cancellation.

In an emergency, or upon request by our clients, a heli-rescue can be organized. The helicopter costs around USD 3500, and can lift 4-5 persons per flight.

If flight cancellations at the end of your trek delay your return to Kathmandu, you will be responsible for all your expenses during the wait in Lukla.

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