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Everest Three Pass Overview

The Three Passes Trek offers the ultimate and complete trekking experience of the high pass route in the Everest region. Truly this strenuous 3 high passes trekking itinerary in Nepal fits best for the experienced trekkers intent on crossing the high-altitude passes in the Himalayas. Further more with the hike to the smaller peaks to explore the Himalayan wonders. Definitely, no commitment or requirement of any climbing skills, thus purely a challenging trekking adventure in Nepal. Obviously, it crosses 3 high passes in the Everest region linking the four distinct valleys of Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja Tse. Crossing the rugged high passes of Renjo La (5388 m), Cho La (5380 m), and Kongma La (5535 m) with climbing the three peaks of Gokyo Ri (5357 m), Kalapathar 5545 m along with the hike to Everest base camp makes this Everest three high pass trekking the incomparable and unforgettable trekking experience in Nepal.
Everest Three passes trek – 7 superb destination over 5000 meters: Renjo la, Chola, Kongmala, Gokyo ri, Kalapathar, EBC and Chukung Ri in one trip.


Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents, photos, passport copies etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the same day you'll be meeting your guide for the trek. Included Meals: Welcome Dinner. 

Today after breakfast we will start the tour to Kathmandu including famous UNESCO world heritage sites. We will have a choice to  do some preparation of trek starts next day morning. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,610m) Early in the morning after having breakfast or with packed breakfast we will drive to airport and board a flight to Lukla. After landing in Lukla we will start a downhill walk and make your way through Chauri kharka village and we further descend to Ghat (2530m). Lukla is one of the most dangerous airstrips of the world.  From here you will trek to Phakding. Following the bank of Dudh Koshi River we finally arrive to Phakding for overnight stay. Included Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.

Following the banks of Dudh Koshi River the trail takes us to Tok Tok. From here one can view the excellent vista of Thamserku peak. Further continuing the trail climbs to Monjoo(2840m) and then enters to Sagarmatha National Park. Walking some distance uphill you will arrive to Jhorsalle(2830m) and after this we will cross a bridge and witnessing the magical panorama of Everest and Nuptse we will ultimately arrive to Namche Bazaar. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

After having breakfast we will do some sightseeing around Namche and then hike to Everest View Hotel for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Khongde and Khumbi yu La. later we will make your way to Khumjung valley where you can see Hillary school, ancient monastery with Yeti skull and Khunde hospital. After this we will retrace your path back to Namche bazaar for overnight stay. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

After having breakfast we will continue the trek through the forest to Kenjoma where the trail joins from Khumjung. After passing the village of Sanasa the trail descends to Phunki Tenga(3250m). Then again the trail climbs steeply through the forest to Tenboche monastery. From here we will witness the stimulating Himalayan panorama of Kwangde, Tawachee, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Leaving Tengboche behind us we will descend through the forest, cross Imja Khola and make a steadily uphill climb to the village of Pangboche. The village offers the extraordinary view of Ama Dablam along with the hodgepodge of many other peaks. A further two hyours of walk from here takes us to Pheriche and further to Dingboche. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Due to the gaining altitude it is necessary for us to get acclimatized with the ongoing environmental circumstances. Dingboche is one of the best stop for acclimatization. Today you will hike to Nangkarsthang peak and roam around the last Sherpa village of Everest Region. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

On the ninth day of Everest Three Passes trek you will hike up to Chukkung valley after breakfast. The walk goes through stoned walled fields and alpine landscape heading towards the head of Imja Valley. The trial offers you with mind-blowing views. You will see Mt.Lhotse on your left and Ama Dablam on your right. You will follow the trial intersected by icy streams. After around half an your walk from Bibre you will reach to Chhukung. You will have your lunch there and begin your trek towards Chhukung RI at 5546m offering some stunning views from the summit. After yyour visit you will descend back to Chhukung and spend your overnight there.

On the 10th day of Everest Three Passes Trek, after having breakfast in Chhukung you will trek towards Kongma La pass. It is the highest part of your entire trip. You can also take a trial over a hill which is to the north west of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines or you can walk back to Bibre and trek on the trial above the Niyang Khola. You can see the top of the pass marked by cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. The final descent from the path will be the most difficult part of today’s jyourney. You will reach to Lobuche after climbing the moraine on the far side. your overnight stay will be in Lobuche. 

On the 11th day of Everest Three Passes trek you will head towards Goarakshep. The hike up to Gorakshep is about 2 hours.  The trek starts with an easy trial which gets harder and again gets easier as you climb about 150m.  There will be strenuous walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp. As you reach to the base camp at 5365m, you will enjoy the amazing view of Khumbu icefall. The Everest Base Camp is beautiful in itself. The mesmerizing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp are the major highlights of today’s trek. After visiting the base camp you will trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Gorakshep.

The trek starts after having breakfast at Gorakshep. You will trek to an amazing view point on earth which is Kalapatthar. Kala Patthar stands at an altitude of 5545m above the sea level. From there you can grasp the remarkable view of the Mt. Everest and other surrounding Himalayas. After exploring the views from Kala Patthar you will trek down to Gorakshep to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

On the 13th day of Everest Three Passes trek you will have your breakfast at Lobuche and start the trek. The trek goes downhill on a trial alongside the Khumbu Glacier. The trial splits here and you will continue choosing the trial on your right. Along with the eye- catching sceneries you will pass through a stupa and tombstones in the distance. The trial begins to ascend after a short walk nearby Chola Tsho Lake. After crossing Chola Khola Bridge you will reach to Dzongla. Your overnight stay will be on Dzonglha.

Today is one of the toughest days of your trip. As you gain height, the Cho La Lake begins to appear the views get more amazing as you gain more height the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam in its pyramidal incarnation presides over a range of mountains on the south as Cholatse soars on the west. The path is steeper so you need to be alert. The path leading down to Thangnak is easy. You will be greeted by the outstanding mountain views stepping out of the settlement. Your trial goes to the Ngozumpa Glacier which is longest glacier in Nepal. On the side of glacier you will get the view of second Gokyo Lake on the series of six lakes. On the edge of third Gokyo Lake you will finally reach to Gokyo Village where you will be staying overnight.   

Today is the rest day in Gokyo valley for acclimatization purpose. You will have the most beautiful morning waking up to amazing views of Gokyo Village. You will climb to Gokyo RI which is the small peak above the lake. The peak is also called by the name of Kalapatthar because of the similar views. It will take us 2 hours to climb to the top of the peak.  You will be pleased by the outstanding panoramic views of Cho Oyo, Gyanchung King, Everest, and many more mountains. Travelers with additional time and energy can also travel to another lake, Nagazumpa beyond to a fifth lake.  Overnight at Gokyo.

Today your trail goes up to Renjo la and then goes to Marlung. After an early breakfast you will proceed to Renjo valley. After leaving the main trail you will turn to Renjo La trail by Dudh Pokhari. You will reach to Renjo La after three hours climb. As we climb up the mighty mountains including the Mt.Everest begins to revel itself. The views from Renjo La are much similar to Gokyo RI with third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo village. You will continue your trial down to a stone staircase. Following the trial we will reach to the south bank of Angladumba Tsho. You should be careful while descending. The presence of ice can make your journey complicated. You will get to see Relama Tso and Renjo Lake along your way to Lumde. After walking for almost 1 hour you will reach to Marlung. Overnight at Marlung.

The trial today descends following the traditional route which was used by Tibetan traders for centuries to trade in between Nepal and Tibet. The trek takes you to Namche Bazaar from Marlung crossing the Bhote Koshi River. The trial is mostly downhill. You will gradually descend to Taranga and stop there for lunch. After having lunch continues the trial heading towards Thame crossing two bridges to Thame. It is famous for Gumbas situated on a hill to west. Continuing your trial that passes through few small villages you will finally reach to Namche. It is the biggest town in Everest region and also known as Sherpa Capital. Overnight in Naamche Bazaar.

Today you will have your last day on mountains. The trial today is mostly a downhill on along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. You will trek toward the Hillary Suspension bridges, and also pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla you will take rest and spend some quality time remembering all those bittersweet reminiscence of the journey. Overnight at Lukla.

Today is your final day of Everest Three Passes trek. You will have your breakfast at Lukla and then fly back to Kathmandu. You will have the last few minute’s views of the mountains in your flight back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu the representative will drop you to the hotel and you can take some rest or do some shopping as reminder. You can take the guides if you need help. Overnight at Kathmandu.

We hope you had a wonderful time with us. we will drop you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We wish to see you soon in future. 

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • 3 night accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • All activities and sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary
  • Food and accommodation during trekking in lodges / teahouses
  • Flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • English speaking experienced guide (trained by Minster of Tourism)
  • Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax
  • Food, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
  • Entrance Fee Sagarmatha National Park 
  • Everest region trekking map
  • Service from our office in Kathmandu
  • Farewell Dinner in the Typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural program

Cost Excludes

  • International flight to and from Nepal 
  • Vaccination and Nepal visa
  • Drinks during the trek
  • Meals and drinks in Kathmandu
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  •  Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)
  • Any extra cost due to delay or cancellation of Lukla flights
  • Extra services (overnight/meals/beverages) in case of flight delays

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