Everest three passes trek
The Everest three passes trek is the final Mount Everest experience. This route takes altogether the highlights—both in terms of mountain views and native Sherpa culture—and combines them into an entire journey through the Everest region. Keep in mind, this trek is one among the foremost difficult teahouse treks in Nepal.
Everest High Passes Trek is a stimulating journey in the Himalayas of Nepal that has trekking on well-liked Mount Everest trek path while additionally discovering distinctive gems in Khumbu region. On your trekking adventure, you’ll cross three high passes in the Everest region - Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft) and set foot on the Mount Everest base camp, climb Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri. Likewise, you’ll take a tour around Gokyo Lakes. This trek path also introduces trekkers to the remote and untouched Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa village of Marlung and additionally the monastery village of Thame.
Everest High Passes Trek is the best choice for a true adventure seeker looking for a thrilling trek in the Everest region of Nepal which also involves crossing high passes in Everest.
Your adventurous journey of three passes trek in Everest begin with an exciting flight to Lukla. you’ll spend a day at Namche for proper acclimatization. After that, you’ll hike to the less steep trail towards the Thame and Lungden close the Tibetan border. Your first pass, the Renjo la crossing is a tough one however, you’ll finally get rewarded with the stunning view. From the pass, you can get the chain of Himalayan giants along with mighty Mt. Everest with pristine Gokyo lakes at a single frame. You’ll then climb the Gokyo Ri, the first of your three peaks on the list to climb. Later on, you’ll hike on the largest Ngonumpa glacier before crossing your second pass, in essence, the Chola Pass. Ultimately you’ll join the popular Khumbu valley trekking route to walk up the Kalapathar peak the second peak in the list and to explore the Everest base camp.
Further, you’ll trek to Chukung from Lobuche crossing your final pass in Everest, Kongmala the less trodden and tough pass however very rewarding. From Chukung You’ll climb the third peak in the list: Chukung Ri. The hike up to the top of Chukung Ri offers an amazing view of Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu. After that, on your way down, you’ll descend via the Thyangboche monastery making a big circle to complete the three passes trek. You’ll relish by the entire journey accompanied by the hundred of memories and a huge sense of achievement.
Alternately, you can take a path where you’ll first cross Kongmala Pass, then Cho la pass and finally Renjo La pass. Our itinerary is based on this pattern.
Everest Three passes trek Difficulty
The biggest difficulty of Everest three passes trek is an altitude. If you have time, take it for full acclimatization. Likewise, The trek length is another factor for the difficulty. In addition to that unpredictable weather condition adds the difficulty in Everest high passes trek.
Best time for Everest three passes trek
You can explore the best that Everest three passes trek can offer on two seasons, Autumn and spring. Autumn falls on the month of March to May. Likewise, Spring falls on the month of September to December.
Everest three passes trek highlights
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
cross three high passes in the Everest region - Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft)
Explore Khumbu region and relish on native Sherpa culture
Explore lakes in Gokyo Valley
Climb up to Gokyo Ri, Kalapatthar, Everest base camp and Chhukung Ri
Day by Day Trip Plan
Our Everest three passes trek itinerary is intended for beginner trekkers who are in healthiness with average good condition. The ample distance coated between daily itineraries, the steady gain of altitude and separate rest days ensures that we have a tendency to properly acclimatize to totally relish our trek to the high passes in Everest. You can customize the itinerary as per your criteria following the precautions.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
After arriving in Kathmandu, our airport representative will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or pay a visit to our office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by our agency. For dinner, you'll be served authentic Nepalese cookery which can introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today just after your breakfast is over, you’ll begin a guided tour to many of the most historical and religious attractions around Kathmandu valley, which also are listed as United Nations World Heritage sites. You’ll visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, you’ll get your equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss Everest three passes trek details at our office. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (35 minutes flight) and trek to Phakding (approx. 4 hours)
After a brief morning flight to Lukla, you’ll be introduced to your guide and porter. Then from Lukla continue your trek with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudh Koshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time in Phakding, a well-liked stopping point.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 6 Hours approx.
Today you’ll have breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest sherpa village in Nepal. After that, your trail firstly takes you over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon after that, you’ll approach the entrance point to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check. Further, you’ll descend to Dudh Kosi River (spotting Mani stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale. you’ll have your lunch here, and then it’s uphill to Namche.your path on the riverside is flanked by two crossings, one among that is the Hillary suspension bridge. It’s a tough climb up the hill to your resting place, but you’ll be rewarded in Namche Bazaar with your first glimpse of Everest in its majesty.
DAY 05: NAMCHE BAZAAR: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
At this point, you’ll take a well-deserved break! Today you will spend your day resting and allowing your bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude. In addition to that, there’s an optional two-hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa museum for a summary of the Sherpa culture and history of mountain climbing. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open at the locals’ marketplace. It is a part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub crammed with all manner of trekking and mountain climbing vesture and instrumentality.
DAY 06: NAMCHE BAZAAR TO TENGBOCHE (approx. 6 hours)
On the sixth day, breakfast in Namche Bazaar fuels you up for another day of trekking towards Everest three passes trek. Breathtaking views of the Himalayas - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde - are some of the highlights not be missed. A short drop takes you to the riverside, then it’s across the river upwards through the forest pass. Brace your legs for a continual uphill trek at this point, alternating between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground finally leading you to your destination, Tengboche. Additionally, Tengboche is also one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. Its views, which include Ama Dablam, are legendary. you’ll stop in on the Tengboche monastery, which is one of the largest in Khumbu. You can nourish your spirit with a guided tour of the monastery. Likewise, you can relish by chanting and prayer with the resident Buddhist monks.
DAY 07: TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE (approx. 6 hours trek)
Your trek today starts off with a hike through the rhododendron forest to Deboche. Right after that trail passes by a bridge over the raging Imja Khola River. You’ll then pass the valley wall and further traverse the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. You’ll get to relish a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch with the locals. You can have a brief hike to the Pangboche monastery, one of the oldest in the area. your afternoon trek will be a difficult one, as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains and you’ll hike towards Dingboche.
DAY 08: DINGBOCHE: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
You’ll stop at Dingboche for the second acclimatization day during your Everest base camp trek. This is your chance to rest up before the last leg of your adventure. Savour a full day of exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. Taking an elective trek to the valleys pays off in rewardable views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today. You’ll want your rest for the penultimate day of ascent tomorrow.
Day 09: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): Approx. 7 hours
Today, your Everest three passes trek trail passes through stone-walled fields. After that, you’ll hike through Imja Khola valley before entering glacier moraines amidst towering Himalayas. And then the trail continues to Bibre which is a yak herdsman place. From there, directly across the valley is the fantastic Ama Dablam and the Amphu Labsa mountains. The path ahead is intersected by icy streams. You’ll continue your walk for around half an hour and reach Chhukung. After lunch, you’ll begin your trek towards Chhukung Ri. The climb to Chhukung Ri involves some simple scrambling close to the summit. From the top, you can look directly across the valley for a fantastic view of Ama Dablam and Amphu Labcha peaks. Finally, you’ll descend back to Chhukung to spend the night.
Day 10: Cross Kongma La pass (5535m), trek to Lobuche (4940m): Approx. 7 hours
You’ll begin today’s trek very early in the morning to reach the highest part of the entire Everest three passes trek which is Kongma La pass. You can either take a trail over a hill which is to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines or alternately you can walk back to Bibre and trek on the path on top of the Niyang Khola. Marked by cairns and Buddhist prayer flags the top of the Kongma La Pass is amazing. The final descent from the pass is the toughest part of today’s journey. After climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes you to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
DAY 11: LOBUCHE TO GORAKSHEP AND EVEREST BASE CAMP, EBC TO GOREKSHEP (approx. 8 hours trek)
Your big day today starts off with an initial, relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The succeeding, straight trekking trail to Everest Base Camp is harder, involving rocky dunes and moraine, formed the accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On the way to your destination, you’ll approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. At the Everest Base Camp, your goal, you’ll have the possibility (during the climbing season in spring) to encounter climbers making an attempt to scale the Everest’s summit. Take out your cameras for unbelievable views of breathtaking beauty. As the afternoon sun starts to wane, you’ll head back to Gorekshep for some much-needed rest and relaxation after a gruelling and busy day.
Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m), then to Lobuche (4940 m): Approx. 9 hours
You’ll begin your trek to Kala Patthar early in the morning in order to catch remarkable views of the first light of the sun shining over Mt. Everest and neighbouring peaks. However, You’ll need to be prepared for trekking in the dark and cold temperature (the temperature varies according to the season). Furthermore, a chance for chilly winds is quite common there. As you continue your trek, familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Everest and Nuptse will be towering over you. After several hours of ascent, you’ll be on the top of Kala Patthar. The close-up view of Mt.Everest and alternative range of mountains peaks from Kalapathar is wonderful. You’ll enjoy the stunning Himalayan vista and descend to Lobuche where you’ll stay the night.
Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m): Approx. 4 hours
From Lobuche, you’ll trek downhill on a path alongside the Khumbu Glacier. Your trail splits into two and you’ll choose the trail on your right. On the way, you can better admire the view of the looming Awi Peak. You’ll pass through a stupa and tombstones in the distance. After walking for a while you’ll begin to ascend. During the ascent, You’ll be accompanied by Chola Tsho Lake nearby. Further, you’ll continue your trek and pass another lake which is way smaller than the Chola Tsho Lake. Finally, you’ll cross the Chola Khola on a bridge before reaching Dzongla. Overnight in Dzongla.
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800m) via Cho La pass (5368m): Approx. 8 hours
Today, as you gain height, the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south. Likewise, Cholatse soars on the west. Hiking up the incline is not easy; it is steep, but made worse by boulders over some of which You’ll have to scramble. The final climb to the Cho La can be a little tricky as the trail curves around a crevasse. Marked by prayer flags and Cairns the top of the pass is amazing. The scenery of majestic peaks on all directions is exciting. Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak is not difficult. your trail brings you to the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, you’ll see the second Gokyo Lake on the series of six lakes. A short distance away is that the third Gokyo Lake. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where you’ll spend the night.
Day 15: Acclimatization Day at Gokyo: Optional Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357): Approx. 4 hours hike
Today, you’ll walk up to Gokyo Ri, a small peak above Gokyo village, in the morning and savour the mesmerizing views of the entire Khumbu region. As you ascend, the views become even more amazing and you can see four of the seven highest peaks of Nepal, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Reaching the fourth lake, Thonak Tsho you can relish in the lake’s serene beauty. Hereafter you’ll trek back along the retracing trail to the third lake. In addition to that, you may take an additional hike up to the fifth lake, Ngozumba Tsho if time permits and depending on your physical conditions. From here, the view of Ngozumba glacier, the longest glacier of the Himalayas, is so fascinating. Overnight in Gokyo.
Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m) via Renjo La Pass (5360m): Approx. 8 hours
Today, you’ll start the day early in the morning to complete the long day’s hike ahead. Your trail moves alongside Dudh Pokhari (lake) for a while. Then, you’ll hike for around two hours before descending towards the Renjo La pass. On the way, you are rewarded with extravagant views of the Himalayan and Rolwaling ranges. Moreover, Views from the Renjo La pass are much like that from Gokyo Ri with the third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the grey smear of the Ngozumpa Glacier. You’ll also get outstanding views of Mt. Everest from the top of the pass. Continuing further from the pass, your trail winds down a stone staircase and then move over loose scree to reach the south bank of Angladumba Tsho Lake. The presence of ice on the trail while descending down can make your descent a bit dangerous. Along the way, you’ll see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. Further, you’ll hike down a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde where there is a support lodge, but it is often closed. Finally, a hike for almost an hour from Lumde will get you to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River. Overnight at Marlung.
Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: Approx. 6 hours
Today, your descent from Marulung to Thame follows a traditional path used for centuries by the Tibetan traders. Then you’ll cross the Bhote Koshi River and descend toTaranga. The Path continues to descend and You’ll cross two bridges before reaching Thame. Overlooking Thame is its far-famed Gompa placed on a hill to the west. From here, you’ll descend step by step on a path that passes through a couple of tiny villages before reaching Namche Bazaar that is perhaps the largest city in the Mount Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
DAY 18: NAMCHE TO PHAKDING AND LUKLA(approx. 7 hours trek)
After breakfast, you’ll hike toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Your arrival in Lukla brings an evening in your last Tea House and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to nice cooperation and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which may be bittersweet.
DAY 19: LUKLA TO KATHMANDU(35 minutes flight)
In the 19th day morning, you’ll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both began and ends. You’ll be transferred to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. We’ll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one among the most effective Nepalese restaurants in the city, where we’ll be desperate to hear your feedback on the trip.
Day 20: Final departure
Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan international airport from your hotel and you’ll be leaving Nepal with all the beautiful memories.