Everest three high passes trek is an adventurous and strenuous trek in Everest trekking. Three passes trekking is the best way to explore most of the places in Everest region of Nepal without climbing high mountains. The three passes are mainly namely Renjo La pass (5,345m), Cho La pass (5,420m) and Kongma La pass (5,540m). While crossing the three passes trek you also walk through less populated village of Thame and Lungden with the spectacular view of Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse, Makalu, Chooyu mountain ranges including Khumbu Glacier, cross Ngozumpa (a largest glacier in Everest region), Gokyo lakes.
Furthermore, you meet many trekkers and mountaineers around the world, walk with them, stay in Sherpa village and understand their way of regular life, visit old Gompas and Monastery, passes through the Mani Walls, hang your prayer flags in the high mountain viewpoint of Chukung Ri. You will be rewarded with the panoramic view of the mountain from Kalapatthar viewpoint at 5545m, and walk in the Khumbu glacier to visit the base Everest Base Camp- the highest mountain of the world. Moreover, you walk through the most difficult pass of Kongma la among three passes with the stunning view of Lhoste, Lhoste Sar, Amadablam, Chukung Valley and Imja glacier.
||From Kathmandu to Kathmandu
||5550 m- Kalapatthar View point, Cho-la Pass, Renjo-la Pass, Kongma-la Pass
|| March, April, May,June, July, August, September, October, November, December
||18 Days- 2 extra days included (three weeks)
|Breakfast in Kathmandu
|All meals during the trek
||Professional guide and porters to carry your luggage.
Everest Three passes trek is a high altitude walking in the Everest region. After the completion of this trek, you will definitely realize the hardness and beauty of this trek as a remarkable journey for the lifetime. If you want little bit less hard trek then it is best to chose Gokyo valley Trekking with two high passes of Renjo La and Cho-la which takes a little bit less time to complete it. For the accommodation purpose, there are mountain lodges in all part of the Everest region with most important facilities.
Day 1: Arrival in International Airport of Kathmandu.
You will be picked up by our airport representatives. Check in at Hotel in Thamel. Stay overnight in Hotel. 1350m
Day 2: Sight seen in Kathmandu.
We explore Kathmandu’s World Heritage Site. It is also trekking permit preparation day. Meet your guide and enjoy the city tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding:
We normally take early morning flight to go to Lukla from Kathmandu, 35 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu. Lukla is the gateway for the Everest Trekking with a tiny airstrip. Only you get in Lukla, we take our breakfast or lunch and arrange our bags with the porters and started our journey to Phakding by passing small villages, monastery, and Mani walls. 3 hours of trekking. 2640m altitude at the bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Overnight in the lodge.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazzar:
We start our trek from Phakding passing the bank of the Dudh koshi and Thade koshi river. The trial leads to Monjo after crossing the suspension bridges and arrive at Monjo, the place from where Everest National Park begins. We then cross two more suspension bridge over bhotekoshi river and started walking uphill with the view of Thameserku and Kusum Kangaru mountains. Stay overnight in Namnche bazaar. 6 hours of walk. 3540m.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar-Acclimatize day.
Exploration and hiking day in Khumjung village. We climb to the top of the viewpoint of the Everest passing a small airstripe above Namche Bazar. After, we descend down to beautiful village of Khumjung Kongde village largest Sherpa village in this region. Descend down to Namchebazar and enjoy your overnight stay.
Day 6: Trek to Thame:
We start our trekking trial after breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the first old village Thamo which is easy walk through the valley. After exploring this village, the trial moves to the renowned village of the famous mountaineers Thame. There is one of the oldest monasteries in the Thame village. Visit the old Monastery and learn more about Sherpa village culture and tradition. Stay overnight at the Lodge. (3800m, 3 to 4 hours of walking)
Day 7: Trek to Thame:
We start our trekking trial after breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the first old village Thamo which is easy walk through the valley. After exploring this village, the trial moves to the renowned village of the famous mountaineers Thame. There is one of the oldest monasteries in the Thame village. Visit the old Monastery and learn more about Sherpa village culture and tradition. Stay overnight at the Lodge. (3800m, 3 to 4 hours of walking.
Day 8: Trek to Lungden:
We move towards the Marlung village from the upper bank of Bhotekoshi river and further moves upper part through the dry alpine valley. After breakfast at the lodge, an easy walks to Marlung through the BhoteKoshi River where you can have short break. Then the trail leads uphill to Lungden through the dry valley. Thame is the last village before Renjo-la pass but Lungden has small lodges in the rustic where trekkers stays overnight before or after Renjo la pass. (4500m, 5 hours of walking )
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo (4800m, 8 hours) via Renjo La Pass (5345m) to 4750m Gokyo Lake:
Today we cross our first high pass of the Everest Region Renjo La Pass crossing 5345m. The first few hours is the easy route and then at the end it is a hard walk to get to the top of the Renjola pass. We have an awesome view of Everest, Lhoste, Nupste, Makalu, and other surrounding peaks. After a short break in the top we descend down slowly to the third largest lake of Gokyo and stay in the cosy lodge in the bank of the lake. 6/7 hours of walking.
Day 10 :Rest day in Gokyo (4800m, 3 hours of walking)
After a hard trial of first pass of Renjo La, we take a rest day in a beautiful Gokyo Lake. There are several other lakes in this place and one of the largest glacier Ngozumpa glacier with the fantastic view of Cho-oyu sixth highest mountain of the world measuring 8188m. If you are willing to walk more then, walk up to the ridge of Gokyo Ri or viewpoint of the Gokyo Ri to have a mesmerizing view. Overnight in Gokyo.
Day 11: Gokyo to Thangnak
It is a short walk to small settlements of Thangnak. We start our trek early in the morning over the glacier. There are many up and down ways and you can see many lakes which was formed by the glacier where the rock fall and make a strange sound. Lunch in Thagnak, and we climb the surrounding hill of Thangnak after lunch. Stay overnight in the lodge. (4750m, 3 hours of walking)
Day 12: Trek to Dzongla via Chola Pass:
We start our day with a good breakfast as it is the hardest day ot the trip to cross the second pass known as Cho-la measuring 5420m. We start our trial through the steep climbing for 2 hours and drop down to in the bottom of the Chola. After, we have to pass through the steep climbing of rocks and boulders. It takes long hours to arrive on the top with your hard effort. Take a rest and capture the moments with the wonderful views on the top of the pass and then walk nearby the glaciers to descend down to the Dzongla village. There is easy walk to arrive in Dzongla village. From the height of 5420m descend down to 4700m. 7 to 8 hours hours of trekking.
Day 13: Trek to Lobuche:
We walk in a ridge with the view of the icy lake on the way to Lobuche .There are many up and downs with the view of the khumbu glacier, Pumori, Lingtren, and Lhoste. After arrival, take a lunch and walk to the one of the view point near by the hotel to have a wonderful view of Khumbu glacier and surrounding peaks. Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 14: Trek to Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5160m to 5550m Kalapatthar)-
Today we walk towards Kalapatthar passing over the glaciers where there are rock and boulders and the view of the Everest, Pumori, and Lingtern. After arriving Gorakshep, we can take breakfast or Lunch and continue our walk towards the ridge of the Kalapatthar. The route climb slowly up to the Kalaptthar view point. You can have a fantastic view of Everst Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier, Lhoste, Pumori, Lingtern, Nuptse. Catch the beautiful pictures or simply relax there and slowly descend down to Gorakshep and then towards Lobuche. 4900m, 8 hours of walking.
Day 15: Lobuche to Chhukung valley via Kongma la pass:
Today we start our trial early in the morning walking through Khumbu glacier towards east to descend down to the Chhukung valley. In between the pass and Lobuche there are no tea shops so you need to fill up your bottle and carry your snacks , bar, chocolates to eat. After a hard climb and glimpse of the Chhukung valley, Amadablam, Imja glacier, Island and Mera Peak start to descend down long way to Chhukung valley. Overnight in Chhukung. 4730m, 7 hours of trek. 5540m and then to 4730m
Day 16: Chhukung to Tengboche :
Today we have to descend down all the way first to the Dingboche village and the mountain valley passing the village of Pangboche and Debuche. The green vegetation start to appears and we walk up to the Tengboche Monastery, an oldest monastery in the Everest region. Participate in the Buddhist ceremony in the Evening at the monastery. Overnight in the lodge. 6 hours of walking. 3850m.
Day 17:Trek to Namche
Today, we walk thorugh the main Everest Trial where we meet many other trekkers, Yaks, porters, guides, who are walking towards Everest Base Camp. We will have our lunch in between and arrive in Namche Bazar for the rest. Overnight in Namche bazaar. 3440m 5 hours of walking.
Day 18:Trek to Lukla (2,800m, 18-20 km, 6 to 7 hours)
We pass through the same trial with the beautiful memory in pine and juniper forest and arrive in Monjo to clear our formalities of National Park and walk down to Phakding. We take our lunch in Phakding and walk towards the Lukla village. 2840m, 6 hours of trek.Overnight in Lukla.
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu (1350m, 35 minute):
Take a morning flight to Kathamdnu which takes 35 minutes. Free day in Kathmandu and , farewell dinner.
Day 20: Fly back to destination of your choice.
We will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport to continue your journey of your choice.