Everest Three Passes Trek
The Everest Three Passes Trek, situated in the Everest region, is one of the most challenging Everest Base camp treks, and thus one of the most exciting ways to try trekking in Nepal. Taking you through the four distinct valleys of the Khumbu region—Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja Tse— and crossing the Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La passes – it is an all-encompassing adventure that pushes travellers to the limits of the region and their ability.
The 20-days Everest Three Passes trek takes you on a journey that begins with a flight to Lukla. From here you will cross the Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, the Gokyo Lakes and Renjo La Pass on your journey to reach Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. En route you will pass through glaciers, moraines and chortens, as well as Sagarmatha National Park – hosting a wealth of flora and fauna, such as the Himalayan black bear, snow leopards, deer, and wild boar
The Everest High Pass Trek treats our trekkers to some of the most captivating views of the regions famous mountains, such as Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Ama Dablam (6812m) and Makalu (8481m) – along with other Himalayas in the Khumbu region. However, the Everest region is not only rich scenically, but as this trek will explore, both culturally and spiritually too.
The trekkers will pass through different Sherpa villages along the way – getting an opportunity to experience the daily lifestyle of the Sherpa people, their culture, language, and tradition – including a trip to Namche Bazaar, one of the most significant local settlements in the area. You will also visit numerous monasteries along your journey and be welcomed to share in the traditions of the Buddhist community.
My Everest Trip is one of the leading and finest Everest trekking companies based in Kathmandu, offering a wide range of EBC treks. We provide you with qualified and experienced guides throughout your adventure, to ensure that it is fun, memorable and above all safe. We recommend that you enjoy this trek between the months of March and May or September to mid-December, to make the most of the optimum weather these seasons offer for trekking.
For any further details, such as the trek cost or difficulty, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team. Or, if you would like to read about what it is like to join us on this adventure, feel free to check out our three passes trek blog and review below.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264ft], O/N at3 star Hotel (A, D)
Upon your arrival, you will be picked up at Tribhuvan International Airport, and transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu, where you are free to spend the day exploring he capita. Overnight in hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation. O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, D)
Today we explore some of the UNESCO world heritage sites that include Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Squares. Later in the evening, you will have the chance to meet your fellow trekkers and guide, and be prepped for your trek the next day. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding [2,651m/8,700ft]: 40 min flight, 3-4hr trek.O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
In the morning we take the beautiful flight to Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla, we head towards Phakding for our first-day trek. We pass through the Sherpa village of Cheplung and move alongside the Dudh Koshi valley before arriving at Phakding. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,438m/11,280 ft]: 5-6hr, O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
We start the day by trekking through Sagarmatha National Park, from where we will make our way up to Namche Bazaar; crossing over several suspension bridges and passing scenic villages along the way. Overnight at a Guest House in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization, O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
Today we take a short hike to Hotel Everest View (3,926m) from where we can enjoy a mesmerizing view of the Himalayas, including Everest (8848m) and Ama Dablam (6812m). On our way back, we also visit Khumjung village, Khunde twin historical village and Hillary School. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche [3,860m/12,660 ft]: 5-6hr, O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
Whilst relishing views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Thamserku (6623m) and Kangtega (6782m), we make our way further up to Tengboche, through the flat and forested trail. Tengboche is a wonderful village and the home to the largest monastery in the Everest region, Tengboche Monastery. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche [4,360m/14,300 ft]: 5-6hr, O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
We continue our trek towards Dingboche, passing through dense forests of birch, oaks, conifers and rhododendrons. Crossing the Imja River, we arrive at the village of Pangboche, followed by Imja valley and ultimately a climb up to Dingboche. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 08: Dingboche to Chhukung [4,750m/15,580 ft]: 3 hr, O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
Leaving behind Dingboche, we continue to trek through stone walled fields and alpine landscapes. The trail leads us to Bibre (4570m) which is a yak herdsman place. Accompanied by Island Peak (Imja Tse, 6189m)and Ama Dablam (6812m), we continue our walk to reach Chhukung. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 09: Climb Chhukung Ri [5,546m] and trek back to Chhukung: 4-5hr, O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
Today, we take a short hike to Chhukung Ri, which involves easy climbing over rocky terrain. Upon reaching the top, we are rewarded with the most spectacular views of Lhotse (8516m), Island Peak (6189m), Ama Dablam (6812m), and Makalu (8481m). The we will descend back to Chukkung for an overnight stay.
Day 10: Cross to Kongma La pass [5,535m/18,159ft], trek to Lobuche [4,940m/16,210ft]: 6-7hr, O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
Today, we cross the highest pass of the trip – the Kongma La pass. Here we have two route options; we can either hike over the hill northwest of Chukkung andover Nuptse Glacier moraine, or we can go back to Bibre and take a trail above the Niyang Khola. Upon reaching the top, we can see the cairns and Buddhist prayer flags before we descend towards Lobuche through Khumbu Glacier. Overnight at Lobuche.
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep [5,170m/16,961ft], visit Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,594 ft]: 6-7hr, O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
Following the rocky path along the crest of the north ridge to Everest, we continue our trek to Gorak Shep. Upon reaching Gorak Shep, we will go on to visit Everest Base Camp where we can enjoy a splendid view of Khumbu Icefall and the colorful campsite, Everest Expedition. We will then walk back to Gorak Shep. Overnight at Gorak Shep.
Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar [5,545m/18,192 ft], then to Lobuche [4,940m/16,207ft]: 8-9hr, O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
To catch the view of the first light of the sunrise above Mount Everest, we set out early in the morning to trek to Kala Patthar. After watching the sunrise, we descend back to Gorak Shep and relish in the beautiful Himalayan view aswe trek towards Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla [4,830m/15,850ft]: 3-4hrs, O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
Leaving behind Lobuche, we follow the trail alongside the Khumbu Glacier – passing through several stupas and tombstones on our way. While ascending towards Dzongla, we come across Chola Tsho Lake amongst many others small lakes. After crossing a bridge over Chola Khola, we finally arrive at Dzongla. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo [4,800m/15,580ft] via Cho La Pass [5,368m/17,611ft]: 7-8 hrs, O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
Climbing up a steep trail, with boulders on our way, we reach Cho La Pass – which is marked by cairns and prayers flags. We can see a 360-degree view of mountain peaks from the top before descending to Gokyo through Ngozumpa glacier. We will also come across the 2nd and 3rd Gokyo Lakes, before reaching the Gokyo village. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri [5,357m/17,575 ft], tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3- 4hr O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
We take a short hike to Gokyo Ri and tour t he4th and 5th Gokyo Lakes, which are 3km north of the Gokyo village. From the Scoundrel’s Viewpoint, located at the edge of the 5th lake, we can get an amazing view of Cho-Oyu (8201m), Gyachung Kang (7952m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and Makalu (8481m) mountains. We return back to Gokyo village for an overnight stay.
Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung [4,210m/13,810ft] via Renjo La Pass [5,360m/17,585ft]: 7-8hrs O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
Today we cross over our last pass of the trip – the Renjo La Pass. The climb to Renjo La is easy in comparison to the other two passes. We can see the view of Everest (8848m), Makalu (8481m), and Lhotse(8516m) along with the Sherpa settlement around the 3rd Gokyo Lake. After exploring, we descend to Marlung for an overnight stay.
Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 5-6hrs O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
After crossing the Bhote Koshi River, we pass through the valley of Langmuche Khola. We then cross two bridges before reaching Thame, where a famous Gompa is situated on a hill to the west. The trail then passes through several small villages before arriving at Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7hrs O/N at Tea Hotel (A, B,L, D)
Walking through forests filled with pine, oaks, and rhododendron trees, we make our way past several Sherpa villages. We also come across Chortens, prayers flags, and monasteries on our way to Lukla. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40min flight O/N at3 Star Hotel (A, B,L, D)
We take an early morning flight to Kathmandu, enjoying scenic views throughout the flight. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest or spend the day exploring the capital. A farewell dinner will be held to celebrate the completion of your journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Final Departure (B)
Today you will be dropped off at Tribhuvan International Airport, by a friendly member of our team, 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.
- Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
- At least two nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu Bed and Breakfast plan
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in whole trekking
- Domestic flights (KTM-Lukla-KTM) with all surcharges airport taxes for guests and guide
- Trekking map
- An experienced government license holder guide
- Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
- Insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
- Travel and rescue arrangement
- TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
- All government taxes and tourist service charge
What's not included
- Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking, allowing US$ 15 – US$ 20 per day
- Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver
- Drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc
- Personal trekking equipments
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Small padlock to lock trek bag
- Underwear (4)
- Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
- Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
- Plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Shorts (2)
- Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
- Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
- Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Water bottles (2)
- Sun hat or scarf
- Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
- Small wash towel
- T-shirts (2)
- Footwear appropriate to the trip
- Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
- Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
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- Scenic flight to Lukla.
- Namche Bazzar and khumjung Valley.
- Tengboche monastery.
- Kongma La Pass (5535 meters).
- World’s highest Mt.Everest base camp.
- Kalapatthar- majestic viewpoint.
- Cho La Pass (5420 meters).
- Explore the 5 lakes of the Gokyo valley.
- Region- Renjo La Pass (5464 meters).
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