Trekkers on the Everest Base Camp trek, Nepal

The Ultimate Tour of the Everest Region

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Kathmandu, Sagarmatha National Park, Tham, Dinjung...

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Suggested Duration

21 Days

Three passes and three peaks in three weeks, this tour is the ultimate trekking adventure in the Everest region. Tune your senses to the trail and ascend beyond the snowline, taking a legendary route past many of the world’s highest mountains. This region is rich with glaciers, icefalls, lunar-like valleys, remote monasteries, base camp, and a landscape unscarred by human development. This is a challenging trek but it will be worth the reward. You’ll explore where few others venture and carve...

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Trip Highlights

  • Feel the true majesty of the Himalayas as you cross three passes taller than 16,000 feet
  • Soak up surreal views from three mountain summits, Gokyo Ri, Kala Patthar, and Chukhung Ri
  • Immerse yourself in the alpine landscape and appreciate the stunning solitude that exists around Sagarmatha - “the forehead of the sky”
  • Come face to face with Everest and tick off iconic stops on the Everest Base Camp trail
  • Go off the beaten track as the route takes in far more of the Everest region, notably remote alpine valleys and ice falls
  • Trek with experienced guides native to the Everest area as their knowledge keeps you safe on a challenging trail
  • Return with an immense sense of achievement after tackling Nepal’s most challenging trek

Detailed Description

Trekking in the land of the world’s highest mountains is never going to be easy. This is a true wilderness, where there will be little but you, the guide, and the trail. Yet some treks are more challenging than others. The Three Passes route is difficult, and it is recommended to those with a real passion for alpine trekking but the rewards will be ineffable. Over three weeks you cross three stunning passes that connect four very different Himalayan valleys. You summit three different peaks, each with their own 360-degree panorama, and you explore landscapes that only rarely see human eyes.

The Nepalese know Everest by the name Sagarmatha, “the forehead of the sky.” Many other giants surround Everest, which are just as beautiful with far less fame. While you do visit Everest Base Camp on this route, it is just part of the journey rather than a specific destination. Himalayan trekking isn’t about conquering, it’s about connecting. Lose yourself in the trekking rhythm, embrace this time to be alone with your thoughts, and savor the wilderness for what it can offer, for you will be walking across a landscape that is as surreal as it is sublime.

Begin Kathmandu to prepare for your journey before you fly to Lukla and start walking. Then, you’ll slowly and steadily ascend to Lumde before you cross the Renjo La Pass. From here the highlights come thick and fast as you scale Gokyo Ri, cross Cho La, walk up to Everest Base Camp, and summit Kala Patthar. By spending longer on the trail you have the luxury of walking slower and getting better acclimatized to the altitude. So by the time you cross Kongma La Pass toward the end of the trip, the altitude won’t affect you like it does other trekkers. Ascend Chukhung Ri then spend some time descending, and you’ll feel a tinge of sadness but a tremendous sense of accomplishment when you take those last steps out of the mountains. Three weeks sounds like a long time but it will afford you enough time to tune both your body and mind into this special place.

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Starting Price

$5,455 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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