Everest Three Passes Trek

Duration: 19 Days

Everest Three Passes Trek
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Everest Three Passes Trek Overview

Everest Three Passes Trek is a miraculous adventure to the Everest Base camp that crosses Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La with climbing of the three peaks of Gokyo Ri (5483m), Kalapathar (5545m) and Chukung (5550m).

Everest Three Passes Trek offers panoramic views of the popular Himalayas and alluring  Gokyo valley and also to explore the Khumbu region. Three Passes trek not only offers views of several 8000m peaks but also offers views of many peaks in 7000m including Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and many others. This trek grants a more charming and celestial appearance. Everest three pass trek is the charm with some adventures that will make an explicit place in your life which you will never forget. This trek is specially designed for those who are looking for adventures and challenging mountain cruises. 

On the three Passes trek, you will get an opportunity to explore ancient Sherpa’s cultures, traditions, and lifestyles. The trail passes through Sherpa village where you can observe Buddhist monasteries and monuments. Sagarmatha National park, home to a variety of wildlife which is the main highlight of this region. The main attraction of this trek is Everest Base camp, Kalapathar  & Gokyo Ri for the amazing view of Everest and the overall Khumbu region. We are looking forward to taking you on this adventurous trek of a lifetime.

Start At Kathmandu Airport
End At Kathmandu Airport
Transportation Plane and Private Car
Trip Grade Moderate

Travellers should be comfortable with somewhat-demanding activities.

Max Altitude 5556 M
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel and Tea House

Everest Three Passes Trek Highlights

  • Crossing over the Three high altitude passes(Cho La, Kongma La, and Renjo La Pass)
  • Mesmerizing views of the Khumbu Icefall
  • Explore the ancient Sherpa culture, tradition and lifestyle
  • Panoramic view of the world’s highest peak Mt.Everest(8,848m) and many more.
Everest Three Passes Trek Itinerary

Our representative from Himalayan Recreation Treks will be there to greet you & pick you up from Tribhuvan International airport after your landing. You'll be transferred to your hotel where you'll freshen up & take a rest. Then, there will be a short briefing session about your trek. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Early in the morning, we take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes around 40-45 minutes. After landing, we meet up with our crew members and after a brief introduction, our adventurous trek starts. We start a 3-4 hour trek to Phakding enjoying the great scenery of local villages, rivers, bridges, stupas, and Himalayas. Overnight at Teahouse in Phakding.

After breakfast, we continue the trail along with the Dudh Koshi river crossing many suspension bridges via Sherpa villages, Benkar, Chimao, Monjo, and Jorsalle. At Jorsalle, we will enter Sagarmatha National park where we have to verify our permits. Continuing the trail through the Dudh Koshi river then we climb steeply and cross the Hillary suspension bridge with breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse. After about 3 hrs of ascending through the pine forest, we reach Namche Bazaar, which is one of the tourist hubs in the Everest region. Overnight at Teahouse in Namche.

A scheduled rest day in Namche Bazaar. We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the prune off the air as well as a short trek to national park headquarters to observe the typical presentation of Sherpa culture & lifestyle. Today, we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From there, we can witness both the sunrise and sunset views over the brilliant panorama of Khumbu peaks and the great scenery of Everest. Overnight at the teahouse in Namche.

After breakfast, we continue our trek to Tengboche along the rushing frigid waters of Dudh Koshi with elegant views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam and a close view of Thamserku and Kangtega. After crossing suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, we walk about 2hrs to reach Tengboche, which is famous for Tengboche Monastery one of the biggest and most important monasteries in the Khumbu region. It offers dazzling panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Kang Tega & Kongde Range. Overnight at Teahouse in Tengboche.

Today, we start our trek to Dingboche. From Tengboche, the trail drops down passing through some teahouses at Deboche and after a short period of easy trial, crosses another suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climbs to Pangboche amongst of thousand groundnut stones. Our uphill trek continues in the valley and passes a small Sherpa village. Then, the path drops in and out of the valley and then walks for some hours finally reaching Dingboche. At Dingboche, amazing views of another snowcapped mountains like Lhotse, Island peak and Amadablam.

After breakfast early in the morning, we start our trek passing through stoned fields, alpine landscape, and Imja Khola valley before entering the surrounding Himalayas. After walking about 3km, we reach yak herdsman place which is known as Bibre. Continuing our trial through icy streams to get a marvellous view of surrounding mountains: Lhotse, Amadablam and Amphu Labsa. About 30 min walk from Bibre we reach Chukkung. Overnight at Teahouse in Chukkung.

A scheduled second rest day for better acclimatization in Chukkung is strongly recommended before setting off for the pass. Chukkung Ri is the viewpoint of Chukkung. The Viewpoint can be reached after a few hours of the steep climb. From there, we can witness the fantastic views of mountains around the region and the close views of Mt. Lhotse which is a major highlight. Overnight at Teahouse in Chukkung.

Early in the morning after having breakfast, we begin our trek to reach the most important place of our entire trek Kongma La pass. We can select to go Lobuche via any of the possible trials either taking the path over a hill which is to the northwest of Chukkung over Nuptse glacier moraines or walking back to Bibre and trekking on the path above Niyang Khola. The trail rises over loose debris gaining Kongma La after walking about 5 hrs. Pass is covered with a mausoleum and Buddhist prayer flag. The final descent is the most difficult stage of this trek to Lobuche. After, ascending the moraine, we turn north by Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche finally. Overnight at Teahouse in Lobuche.

Today, we start our day by following the windy and rocky path with a peak of the north hill to Everest along with Pumori, Mahalangur, Khumbutse and Nuptse. There, we can view the 360-degree vista of snowcapped mountains after ascent to Thangma Riju. We continue alongside Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep, we can see the snow-capped mountains all around including the crown of the world, Everest. Stop at Gorakshep for lunch after having lunch we take a trail to World’s highest Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp which offers a stunning view of the Khumbu icefall. Trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Teahouse in Gorakshep.

On this day, we begin with the walk to catch breathtaking views of gleaming Everest from Kalapathar. As we descend to Kalapathar, there we can witness the panoramic views of Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Changtse, Mt. Khumbutse and many more. Then, we trek down to Gorakshep and retrace down to Lobuche. After lunch, we then move along the Lobuche Khola downstream where, after a few hours we take a trail to right heading off towards, Dzonglha. Overnight at Teahouse in Dzonglha.

Early morning, we will wake up to observe the fascinating view of Cholatse. This day will be one of the hardest days of the trek. The trek begins as we transverse through Dzonghla across spur forests and then descend to a basin. As we climb and gain height we can see the amazing scenery of Chola Lake and Ama Dablam. The final climb to Cho La will be a little complex as the trail bend round to Bergschrund. At the top of Cho La, we see the breathtaking views of magnificent peaks. We then descend to Thagnak which is almost easier unless the rock is lustrous and by ice-making path dicey. Overnight at Teahouse in Thagnak.

Early morning, This acclimatization day is a great opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri which offers astounding views of Mt.Cho Oyu(8,180m), Mt.Lhotse(8,515m), Mt. Makalu and Mt. Everest (8,848m). Apart from these many more mountains of the Khumbu region can be viewed from Gokyo Ri, making it a popular viewpoint in the region. then, walk further into the valley to another lake, known as Ngozumpa or fifth lake. Trek back to Gokyo. Overnight at Teahouse in Gokyo.

Early morning, we start the day by walking beside the Gokyo lake to reach the base of Renjo La pass, where our last adventure arduous climb to reach the top of Renjo La pass. After reaching the place it offers amazing views of the highest peak. Then, we descend towards a few small ice ponds walking over rocky hills and on the grassy path with a long downhill to reach Lunden, a small confined spot which is on the route of Thame. Overnight at guesthouse in Lunden.

Today, we start our day with an affable and amiable walk after completing all three high passes of the adventure. Then, we descend to reach several Yak grazing areas and shelters of ranchers to reach the Bhote Koshi river coming from the Tibet side at Marulung, a small farm village. Slowly walk leads on a good trial of a few hours reaching the bizarre village of Thame. We visit an interesting monastery one of the oldest around the Khumbu region in Thame. Overnight at guesthouse in Thame.

After breakfast in Thame, short and easy walk leaving broad Thame valley behind Thamo village. After Thamo back into greenery and tree lines as an amiable walk which takes you back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.

After having breakfast, we continue the trek down a trail steeply descend down to the suspension bridge and then pass several Sherpa villages most of the walking is through Dudh Koshi River valley and surroundings towards Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse in Lukla.

Early in the morning, we take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. As this will be your last day in Nepal, upon reaching Kathmandu you can take a rest or explore the city if you want to. There will be a farewell dinner for you tonight organized by Himalayan Recreation Treks. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Your trip to Nepal ends today. A representative of Himalayan Recreation Treks will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport before 3 hours of your scheduled flight for your return flight to your country.

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Everest Three Passes Trek Includes / Excludes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers

  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu

  • 3 standard meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners) during the trek

  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek

  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.

  • Domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Lukla to Manthali) including airport departure tax and transfers. (Note: If you want to take a shared helicopter, it will cost you an extra amount.)

  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the trip.

  • Porter services during the trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers).

  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.

  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate

  • Required Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee & TIMS Fee

  • First aid medicine kit

  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.

  • Government taxes & office service charge

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary

  • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.

  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses

  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages.

  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)

  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

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