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Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes Trek

Trip Features

Duration 22 days
Elevation 5000m
Best Season Mar - June; Sep- Nov
Transportation By flight / bye tourist bus
Min. Group Size 01
Trip Type Trekking / Hiking

Overview

Everest Three Passes Trek: A Himalayan Odyssey

Embark on the Everest Three Passes Trek, a challenging and rewarding adventure that takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. This trek is renowned for its stunning mountain views, unique cultural experiences, and the thrill of conquering three high-altitude passes.

Navigating the Terrain: Everest Three Passes Trek Map

Explore the intricacies of the trek with the Everest Three Passes Trek map. This visual guide provides a detailed overview of the trail, helping you navigate through the diverse terrain and showcasing the remarkable beauty that surrounds each pass.

Covering Ground: Everest Three Passes Trek Distance

Understand the physical demands of the journey with insights into the Everest Three Passes Trek distance. From the trailhead to each mountain pass, this information is essential for trek preparation, allowing you to gauge your fitness level and plan your daily hiking distances accordingly.

Your Journey, Your Way: Everest Three Passes Trek Itinerary

Plan your days in the Himalayas with the Everest Three Passes Trek itinerary. This comprehensive guide outlines each leg of your journey, highlighting key landmarks, cultural stops, and acclimatization days. Maximize your experience with a well-structured plan for this awe-inspiring adventure.

Budgeting for the Peaks: Everest Three Passes Trek Cost

Get a breakdown of the financial aspects of the trek with information on the Everest Three Passes Trek cost. From permits to accommodations and guides, understanding the budget will help you prepare for the financial investment required for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Grand Overview: Three Passes Trek Map

Expand your perspective with the Three Passes Trek map, providing a broader view of the entire region. Beyond the individual passes, this map allows you to appreciate the interconnected beauty of the Everest region, showcasing additional trails and points of interest.

Crafting Your Adventure: 3 Passes Trek Nepal Itinerary

Customize your trekking experience with the 3 Passes Trek Nepal itinerary. Tailor your journey to match your preferences, whether you're seeking a faster-paced adventure or a more leisurely exploration of the cultural and natural wonders of the region.

Unveiling the Highs and Lows: 3 Passes Trek Nepal

Delve into the essence of the 3 Passes Trek in Nepal, discovering the challenges and rewards that come with trekking through this high-altitude terrain. Explore the cultural richness, diverse landscapes, and the sense of accomplishment that awaits you on this remarkable journey.

Precision in Planning: Three Passes Trek Distance (in km)

Gain a detailed understanding of the physical demands of the trek with information on the Three Passes Trek distance in kilometers. This precision is essential for trek preparation, allowing you to gauge your fitness levels, plan your daily distances, and ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure in the Himalayas.

The Everest Three Passes Trek is the strenuous but rewarding trekking in Everest. The trekking route covers all major viewpoints in Everest including three passes of Kongma La, Renjo La and Cho La. Other popular viewpoints are Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar. If travelers want to proper explore all places of the Everest region and then this Everest 3 passes trek will be really great for adventure travelers.  

Everest Three passes trek is one of the most popular, incredible & most demanding Everest trekking package for adventure travelers. During this EBC three-passes trek, tourists are able to enjoy lots with the beauty of this 3 high passes trek including Everest base camp trekking in Everest region. We need a minimum 18 to 20 days for this incredible Everest base camp three passes trek in the Nepal. If you are travelling to Nepal for very few days, but you are very exciting to see Monut Everest and many more things of this region. And then beside this long days trek, Everest base camp Helicopter tour package will be great for this short days travelers in Nepal. 

Nepal Himalayas Trekking organizes 3pass trek itinerary as 22-days package. You will be provided with high pass trekking map for the easy navigation. You will receive guided Kathmandu Tour during which you will visit UNESCO sites in Kathmandu valley. Take scenic Kathmandu Lukla flight and walk along Dudhkoshi to Ghat village. Cross Phakding village and reach Namche Bazaar. Enter Sagarmatha National Park from Monjo and observe the Himalayan wildlife. Explore the Sherpa land of Namche Bazaar and pass through Tengboche Monastery and cross Kongmala Pass to reach Lobuche. Get incredible views of Thamserku and other mountains from Everest Base Camp and breathtaking sunset view from Kala Pattar and return to Lobuche. Cross Chola and reach Gokyo Valley via Thagnag village. Climb Gokyo Ri Mountain and explore lakes in Gokyo Valley. Climb Renjo La and return to Namche from where you will retrace the route back to Lukla where Three Pass trek in Everest ends. Such type of Trekking in Nepal is an excellent adventure and non adventure activities of Nepal. 
This is the complete Everest highlight trek that should be joined by every trekking enthusiast who is willing to challenge their endurance level. Contact us soon and get best deals on Everest Three Pass Trek cost.

Everest Three Passes Trek Highlights

Spectacular view of Mount Everest
Culture of legendary Sherpas
Explore Thyangboche Monastery which is the largest monastery in Khumbu region
Climb Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri
Cross Cho La pass, Renjo La pass, Kongma La pass and Dzong La pass
Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Everest Three-Pass Trek Itinerary

Day1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day3: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) Flight, Trek to Ghat (2530m)
Day 4: Ghat to Monjo (2850m)
Day 5: Monjo to Namche (3440m)
Day 6: Rest in Namche Bazaar
Day 7: Namche to Deboche (3770m)
Day 8: Deboche to Dingboche (4360m)
Day 9: Rest day in Dingboche
Day 10: Dingboche to base of Kongma La (4800m)
Day 11: Cross Kongma La (5500m) to Lobuche (4930m)
Day 12: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5288m) and Kala Pattar (5545m)
Day 13: To Everest Base Camp (4930m) and trek to Lobuche
Day 14: Lobuche to Dzongla (4843m)
Day 15: Cross Cho La (5420m) and trek to Thagnak
Day 16: Thagnak to Gokyo (4800m)
Day 17: Climb Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek to Renjo La Base (5130m)
Day 18: Cross Renjo La (5400m) and trek to Taranga (4000m)
Day 19: Taranga to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 20: Namche to Lukla (2800m)
Day 21: Lukla to Kathmandu flight
Day 22: Departure

Itinerary Details

Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival

Food Dinner

After arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will fulfill the custom and visa formalities. You will then be transferred to three-star hotel. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be held in evening. Enjoy the delicious dinner and have a pleasant stay.

Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing

Take breakfast and then be prepared for Guided Kathmandu city tour. Visit UNESCO sites like Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Swayambhunath. Get views of Kathmandu Valley.  Stroll through bookshops and busy markets.

Day 3 Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) Flight, Trek to Ghat (2530m)

45 minute of flight will take us from Kathmandu to Lukla. This airport is named Tenzing- Hillary Airport in the memory of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay who were among the first to climb Everest. The air route is considered as one of the best air routes in the world. You will get views of scenic eastern Himalaya throughout the way.  Assemble the crew and descend to Dudh Kosi River. Walk through crop fields to Ghat.

Day 4 Ghat to Monjo (2850m)

Cross Dudhkoshi River at several points. Cross pine forest and walk through the cleared area. Pass the donkeys and yaks that are carrying trading goods. Follow the Kusum Khola and get a view of Kusum Kangru (6369 m) peak. Cross the valley. We can view Nupla (5885 m) and Kongde Ri (6093 m) peaks on the northwest. Get the view of Thamserku (6808 m) peak as the trail stretches along Mani Walls that are inscribed with the mantra- "Om Mani Padme Hum".  

Day 5 Monjo to Namche (3440m)

The gate of Sagamartha National Park lies in Monjo. Walk along the bank to the meeting point of Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi Rivers. Cross the long suspension bridge and climb to the Namche Bazaar which is known as the Sherpa capital. Cross the pine forest and get the first view of Everest. Walk along the valley that lies opposite to Kongde Ri peak.

Day 6 Rest in Namche Bazaar

Visit the Headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park and get information on the park. Climb to the top of the hill to get views of Imja Khola Valley. The land shifts from narrow lowland valleys to wide valleys that are covered in glaciers. Get views of Taweche peak (6542 m), Thamserku Mountain (6808 m), Ama Dablam (6856 m), Nuptse (7896 m), Kantega (6685 m)  and Lhotse (8511 m). A side trip can be arranged to Everest View Hotel from where we can get views of Everest and Ama Dablam mountains. We can also explore Khumjung village.

Day 7 Namche to Deboche (3770m)

Cross pine forest and climb to Tengboche monastery. Monastery in Tengboche is the largest in Khumbu region. Go to Tengboche Bakery where you can place an order for apple pie and chocolate brownies. Lower down from Tengboche to Deboche and stay overnight.

Day 8 Deboche to Dingboche (4360m)

Cross the Imja Khola and follow the ascending trail to Pangboche village (3901m). We will visit Pangboche Gompa which is the oldest monastery in the Everest-Khumbu region. This Gompa is believed to be more than 300 years old. We can get views of Ama Dablam peak before crossing the river and continuing our journey to Dingboche. Dingboche is the picturesque village that lies below Ama Dablam Mountain.

Day 9 Rest day in Dingboche

This is the rest day. A side trip can be arranged to Chhukung Village. Climb to the nearby ridge and get views of Nuptse, Chhukung Peak, Lhotse and Imja Tse (6189 m) peaks. We can get views of glaciated peaks that towers up to 3,500 meters.  We need to save energy for climbing the Kongma La Pass that is 5300 meters high.

Day 10 Dingboche to base of Kongma La (4800m)

Follow the straight path along the valley for few hours before taking the difficult ascend to the deep valley that is located amidst Pokalde Peak and Chhukung. The trail winds up to the base camp of kong ma La Pass where we will stay overnight.

Day 11 Cross Kongma La (5500m) to Lobuche (4930m)

Climb the Kongma La pass and take sharp descend to Khumbu Glacier. Walk through the valley of moraines and reach the meadow.  Walk through the glacier and descend to the campsite at Lobuche village from where one can get the astounding views of Pumori and Nuptse Mountains.
 

Day 12 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5288m) and Kala Pattar

Walk through the moraine valley to Gorak Shep. Arrive at the meeting place of two glaciers. Get views of Pumori (7145 m), Nuptse (7745 m) and Everest (8848 m) mountains. Breathe the clean air. We can trek to Kala Pattar. Sunset from kalapattar is the stunning view.

Day 13 To Everest Base Camp (4930m) and trek to Lobuche

We will start the early morning trek to Everest Base Camp. Get the enchanting views of Thamserku and other mountain massifs from Everest Base Camp. Walk along Khumbu Glacier and rocky moraines to Gorak Shep. Return to Lobuche from Gorakshep.

Day 14 Lobuche to Dzongla (4843m)

Weather is rather unstable in this area. So, we will start our trek early in the morning. We can get views of mountains throughout the day. We will walk through glaciers to the north face of Cholatse from where we can get a view of incredible Ama Dablam Mountain.

Day 15 Cross Cho La (5420m) and trek to Thagnak

Leave Everest and walk to Cho Oyu which is the world’s sixth highest mountain. Walk along the rock boulders and climb the Cho La Pass before taking sharp descend to the Gokyo valley that is full of turquoise lakes and glaciers. Walk through boulders and follow a river valley to Thagnak. This is a small Sherpa village that exists beneath rock walls. It lies near to the Ngozumba Glacier.

Day 16 Thagnak to Gokyo (4800m)

Leave Thagnak and cross the glacier. Climb the moraine valley and walk along the sparkling lakes to the village of Gokyo. Stay overnight at Gokyo.

Day 17 Climb Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek to Renjo La Base (5130m)

It takes about two hours to climb Gokyo Ri. Get views of 8,000 meter mountains in Nepal like Cho Oyu (8153 m), Guangcheng Kang (7922 m), Makalu (8475 m), Cholatse (6440 m),    Taweche (6542 m),  Lhotse (8501 m),  Kantega (6685 m), Lobuche (6145 m), Everest (8848 m)  and  Thamserku (6808 m) Mountains. We can also get a view of Ngozumba Glacier which is the largest glacier in Nepal. Lower down and walk to Renjo La base.

Day 18 Cross Renjo La (5400m) and trek to Taranga (4000m)

We will begin to climb Renjo La early in the morning. Follow the challenging trail and lower down to the northern valley. Walk through the land that is near to Tibetan border. We can meet with Tibetans that lowers down from Nangpa La pass. Cross Renjola and walk to Taranga.
 

Day 19 Taranga to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Leave Taranga and head south. Cross pine forest and pass through few small settlements to Namche Bazaar. Explore Namche Bazaar.

Day 20 Namche to Lukla (2800m)

Lower down from Namche and cross Dudh Kosi valley to reach Lukla. Manage your photo albums and prepare for the Lukla to Kathmandu flight. Stay overnight in a hotel at Lukla.

Day 21 Lukla to Kathmandu flight

50 minutes flight from Lukla in a twin otter plane will take us to Kathmandu. You are on your own in afternoon. Explore Kathmandu.

Day 22 Departure

You will be transferred to Kathmandu Airport three hours before your flight. Safe journey!!!

What Is Included ?

  • Domestic and International Airport Pick up and Drop by a Private vehicle 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 3 Meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during your trip in the Mountains.
  • Round Trip Flight Tickets (Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu)
  • 15kgs luggage allowance on Kathmandu Lukla flights
  • Professional Trekking guide
  • Park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters (Sherpa) to Carry your bags. (One Porter equals to two trekkers)
  • Kathmandu Heritage Tour
  • All official Tax and Vat
  • Farewell Culture Dinner

 

 

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals in a City like Kathmandu
  • All kinds of soft and hard drinks like Tea, coffee, Mineral Water, Beer....in the Mountains
  • Personal Expenses like Battery charge, shower, Wi-Fi..... in the Mountains and Tips to Guide and Porter

FAQs

If the "3 passes trek" you're referring to is in the Everest region of Nepal, it's likely you're talking about the Everest Three Passes Trek. This trek is a challenging and high-altitude trek that crosses three high mountain passes: Renjo La (5,360 meters/17,585 feet), Cho La (5,420 meters/17,782 feet), and Kongma La (5,535 meters/18,159 feet). It's known for stunning views of the Everest region, including Everest itself.

The difficulty of the trek depends on various factors, including your level of fitness, acclimatization, weather conditions, and the specific route you take. The high altitude and the need to cross challenging mountain passes make it a strenuous trek, and participants should be well-prepared physically and mentally.

It's essential to acclimatize properly to the high altitude, be in good physical shape, and have experience with trekking at elevation before attempting the Everest Three Passes Trek or similar high-altitude treks.

Keep in mind that conditions on trekking routes can change, and it's always a good idea to check for updated information from reliable sources or local trekking agencies. If you're planning to undertake such a trek, consider hiring an experienced guide and ensuring you have the necessary permits and equipment.

The length of the "Three Passes" trek in the Everest region of Nepal can vary depending on the specific route taken and individual trekking speeds. However, a common Three Passes trek typically covers a distance of approximately 160 to 170 kilometers (100 to 105 miles) in total.

The Three Passes trek is a challenging and high-altitude trek that crosses three high mountain passes: Renjo La Pass (5,360 meters or 17,585 feet), Cho La Pass (5,420 meters or 17,782 feet), and Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters or 18,159 feet). The trek usually starts and ends in Lukla, and it takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Everest region, including visits to popular destinations like Namche Bazaar, Gokyo Lakes, and Everest Base Camp.

The duration of the trek can vary, but it often takes around 16 to 20 days to complete, allowing for acclimatization and exploration of the surrounding areas. Keep in mind that weather conditions and individual trekking speeds can impact the overall duration of the trek. It's essential to be well-prepared and acclimatize properly due to the high altitudes involved.

The Three Passes trek in Nepal is a challenging and adventurous trekking route that takes you through some of the most spectacular and remote regions of the Everest (Khumbu) region. This trek is known for crossing three high mountain passes, each offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The three passes are:

Renjo La Pass (5,360 meters or 17,585 feet): This pass is located to the west of the Everest Base Camp trekking route and provides breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu.

Cho La Pass (5,420 meters or 17,782 feet): Positioned between the glaciated valleys of Gokyo and Everest, Cho La Pass is a challenging and steep pass that offers incredible views of Ama Dablam and other surrounding peaks.

Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters or 18,159 feet): Situated to the south of Everest Base Camp, Kongma La Pass is the highest of the three passes and offers panoramic views of the Everest region, including the Khumbu Glacier and the beautiful Imja Valley.

The Three Passes trek typically starts and ends in Lukla, and along the way, trekkers have the opportunity to visit iconic destinations such as Namche Bazaar, Gokyo Lakes, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar. The trek is known for its stunning mountain scenery, diverse landscapes, and the chance to experience the unique Sherpa culture of the region.

Due to the high altitudes involved, the trek requires proper acclimatization and a good level of fitness. Trekkers should be prepared for challenging terrain, high mountain passes, and varying weather conditions. The Three Passes trek is considered one of the most rewarding trekking experiences in the Everest region, providing an immersive adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

The trek to Everest Base Camp is a challenging and rewarding adventure that takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas. While the difficulty of specific sections can vary depending on factors like weather conditions and individual fitness levels, there are a few challenging aspects that many trekkers commonly find difficult:

Altitude: One of the most significant challenges is the high altitude. As you ascend, the air becomes thinner, and oxygen levels decrease. This can lead to altitude sickness, characterized by symptoms like headaches, nausea, and fatigue. Acclimatization stops are crucial to allow your body to adjust gradually to the altitude.

Weather Conditions: The weather in the Everest region can be unpredictable and harsh. The temperatures can drop significantly, especially at higher altitudes, and trekkers may encounter snow, rain, or strong winds. Proper clothing and gear are essential to stay warm and dry.

Long and Steep Ascents and Descents: The trek involves a combination of steep ascents and descents, often on rocky and uneven terrain. The continuous ups and downs can be physically demanding, particularly for those not accustomed to mountain trekking.

Teahouse Accommodations: While teahouses provide basic accommodation along the trekking route, the facilities may be more rustic than what some trekkers are accustomed to. Limited amenities and shared spaces can be challenging for those seeking more comfort.

Isolation and Limited Resources: In the higher reaches of the trek, there are fewer settlements, and resources may be limited. This isolation can be challenging for trekkers who are used to more urban environments or those who require immediate access to medical facilities.

It's important for trekkers to be physically prepared, mentally resilient, and well-equipped with appropriate gear. Additionally, trekking with an experienced guide and allowing sufficient time for acclimatization are crucial for a safer and more enjoyable experience on the Everest Base Camp trek.

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Overview And Highlights

Everest Three Passes Trek: A Himalayan Odyssey

Embark on the Everest Three Passes Trek, a challenging and rewarding adventure that takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. This trek is renowned for its stunning mountain views, unique cultural experiences, and the thrill of conquering three high-altitude passes.

Navigating the Terrain: Everest Three Passes Trek Map

Explore the intricacies of the trek with the Everest Three Passes Trek map. This visual guide provides a detailed overview of the trail, helping you navigate through the diverse terrain and showcasing the remarkable beauty that surrounds each pass.

Covering Ground: Everest Three Passes Trek Distance

Understand the physical demands of the journey with insights into the Everest Three Passes Trek distance. From the trailhead to each mountain pass, this information is essential for trek preparation, allowing you to gauge your fitness level and plan your daily hiking distances accordingly.

Your Journey, Your Way: Everest Three Passes Trek Itinerary

Plan your days in the Himalayas with the Everest Three Passes Trek itinerary. This comprehensive guide outlines each leg of your journey, highlighting key landmarks, cultural stops, and acclimatization days. Maximize your experience with a well-structured plan for this awe-inspiring adventure.

Budgeting for the Peaks: Everest Three Passes Trek Cost

Get a breakdown of the financial aspects of the trek with information on the Everest Three Passes Trek cost. From permits to accommodations and guides, understanding the budget will help you prepare for the financial investment required for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Grand Overview: Three Passes Trek Map

Expand your perspective with the Three Passes Trek map, providing a broader view of the entire region. Beyond the individual passes, this map allows you to appreciate the interconnected beauty of the Everest region, showcasing additional trails and points of interest.

Crafting Your Adventure: 3 Passes Trek Nepal Itinerary

Customize your trekking experience with the 3 Passes Trek Nepal itinerary. Tailor your journey to match your preferences, whether you're seeking a faster-paced adventure or a more leisurely exploration of the cultural and natural wonders of the region.

Unveiling the Highs and Lows: 3 Passes Trek Nepal

Delve into the essence of the 3 Passes Trek in Nepal, discovering the challenges and rewards that come with trekking through this high-altitude terrain. Explore the cultural richness, diverse landscapes, and the sense of accomplishment that awaits you on this remarkable journey.

Precision in Planning: Three Passes Trek Distance (in km)

Gain a detailed understanding of the physical demands of the trek with information on the Three Passes Trek distance in kilometers. This precision is essential for trek preparation, allowing you to gauge your fitness levels, plan your daily distances, and ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure in the Himalayas.

The Everest Three Passes Trek is the strenuous but rewarding trekking in Everest. The trekking route covers all major viewpoints in Everest including three passes of Kongma La, Renjo La and Cho La. Other popular viewpoints are Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar. If travelers want to proper explore all places of the Everest region and then this Everest 3 passes trek will be really great for adventure travelers.  

Everest Three passes trek is one of the most popular, incredible & most demanding Everest trekking package for adventure travelers. During this EBC three-passes trek, tourists are able to enjoy lots with the beauty of this 3 high passes trek including Everest base camp trekking in Everest region. We need a minimum 18 to 20 days for this incredible Everest base camp three passes trek in the Nepal. If you are travelling to Nepal for very few days, but you are very exciting to see Monut Everest and many more things of this region. And then beside this long days trek, Everest base camp Helicopter tour package will be great for this short days travelers in Nepal. 

Nepal Himalayas Trekking organizes 3pass trek itinerary as 22-days package. You will be provided with high pass trekking map for the easy navigation. You will receive guided Kathmandu Tour during which you will visit UNESCO sites in Kathmandu valley. Take scenic Kathmandu Lukla flight and walk along Dudhkoshi to Ghat village. Cross Phakding village and reach Namche Bazaar. Enter Sagarmatha National Park from Monjo and observe the Himalayan wildlife. Explore the Sherpa land of Namche Bazaar and pass through Tengboche Monastery and cross Kongmala Pass to reach Lobuche. Get incredible views of Thamserku and other mountains from Everest Base Camp and breathtaking sunset view from Kala Pattar and return to Lobuche. Cross Chola and reach Gokyo Valley via Thagnag village. Climb Gokyo Ri Mountain and explore lakes in Gokyo Valley. Climb Renjo La and return to Namche from where you will retrace the route back to Lukla where Three Pass trek in Everest ends. Such type of Trekking in Nepal is an excellent adventure and non adventure activities of Nepal. 
This is the complete Everest highlight trek that should be joined by every trekking enthusiast who is willing to challenge their endurance level. Contact us soon and get best deals on Everest Three Pass Trek cost.

Everest Three Passes Trek Highlights

Spectacular view of Mount Everest
Culture of legendary Sherpas
Explore Thyangboche Monastery which is the largest monastery in Khumbu region
Climb Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri
Cross Cho La pass, Renjo La pass, Kongma La pass and Dzong La pass
Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Everest Three-Pass Trek Itinerary

Day1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day3: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) Flight, Trek to Ghat (2530m)
Day 4: Ghat to Monjo (2850m)
Day 5: Monjo to Namche (3440m)
Day 6: Rest in Namche Bazaar
Day 7: Namche to Deboche (3770m)
Day 8: Deboche to Dingboche (4360m)
Day 9: Rest day in Dingboche
Day 10: Dingboche to base of Kongma La (4800m)
Day 11: Cross Kongma La (5500m) to Lobuche (4930m)
Day 12: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5288m) and Kala Pattar (5545m)
Day 13: To Everest Base Camp (4930m) and trek to Lobuche
Day 14: Lobuche to Dzongla (4843m)
Day 15: Cross Cho La (5420m) and trek to Thagnak
Day 16: Thagnak to Gokyo (4800m)
Day 17: Climb Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek to Renjo La Base (5130m)
Day 18: Cross Renjo La (5400m) and trek to Taranga (4000m)
Day 19: Taranga to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 20: Namche to Lukla (2800m)
Day 21: Lukla to Kathmandu flight
Day 22: Departure

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival

Food
Dinner

After arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will fulfill the custom and visa formalities. You will then be transferred to three-star hotel. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be held in evening. Enjoy the delicious dinner and have a pleasant stay.

Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing

Take breakfast and then be prepared for Guided Kathmandu city tour. Visit UNESCO sites like Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Swayambhunath. Get views of Kathmandu Valley.  Stroll through bookshops and busy markets.

Day 3 Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) Flight, Trek to Ghat (2530m)

45 minute of flight will take us from Kathmandu to Lukla. This airport is named Tenzing- Hillary Airport in the memory of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay who were among the first to climb Everest. The air route is considered as one of the best air routes in the world. You will get views of scenic eastern Himalaya throughout the way.  Assemble the crew and descend to Dudh Kosi River. Walk through crop fields to Ghat.

Day 4 Ghat to Monjo (2850m)

Cross Dudhkoshi River at several points. Cross pine forest and walk through the cleared area. Pass the donkeys and yaks that are carrying trading goods. Follow the Kusum Khola and get a view of Kusum Kangru (6369 m) peak. Cross the valley. We can view Nupla (5885 m) and Kongde Ri (6093 m) peaks on the northwest. Get the view of Thamserku (6808 m) peak as the trail stretches along Mani Walls that are inscribed with the mantra- "Om Mani Padme Hum".  

Day 5 Monjo to Namche (3440m)

The gate of Sagamartha National Park lies in Monjo. Walk along the bank to the meeting point of Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi Rivers. Cross the long suspension bridge and climb to the Namche Bazaar which is known as the Sherpa capital. Cross the pine forest and get the first view of Everest. Walk along the valley that lies opposite to Kongde Ri peak.

Day 6 Rest in Namche Bazaar

Visit the Headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park and get information on the park. Climb to the top of the hill to get views of Imja Khola Valley. The land shifts from narrow lowland valleys to wide valleys that are covered in glaciers. Get views of Taweche peak (6542 m), Thamserku Mountain (6808 m), Ama Dablam (6856 m), Nuptse (7896 m), Kantega (6685 m)  and Lhotse (8511 m). A side trip can be arranged to Everest View Hotel from where we can get views of Everest and Ama Dablam mountains. We can also explore Khumjung village.

Day 7 Namche to Deboche (3770m)

Cross pine forest and climb to Tengboche monastery. Monastery in Tengboche is the largest in Khumbu region. Go to Tengboche Bakery where you can place an order for apple pie and chocolate brownies. Lower down from Tengboche to Deboche and stay overnight.

Day 8 Deboche to Dingboche (4360m)

Cross the Imja Khola and follow the ascending trail to Pangboche village (3901m). We will visit Pangboche Gompa which is the oldest monastery in the Everest-Khumbu region. This Gompa is believed to be more than 300 years old. We can get views of Ama Dablam peak before crossing the river and continuing our journey to Dingboche. Dingboche is the picturesque village that lies below Ama Dablam Mountain.

Day 9 Rest day in Dingboche

This is the rest day. A side trip can be arranged to Chhukung Village. Climb to the nearby ridge and get views of Nuptse, Chhukung Peak, Lhotse and Imja Tse (6189 m) peaks. We can get views of glaciated peaks that towers up to 3,500 meters.  We need to save energy for climbing the Kongma La Pass that is 5300 meters high.

Day 10 Dingboche to base of Kongma La (4800m)

Follow the straight path along the valley for few hours before taking the difficult ascend to the deep valley that is located amidst Pokalde Peak and Chhukung. The trail winds up to the base camp of kong ma La Pass where we will stay overnight.

Day 11 Cross Kongma La (5500m) to Lobuche (4930m)

Climb the Kongma La pass and take sharp descend to Khumbu Glacier. Walk through the valley of moraines and reach the meadow.  Walk through the glacier and descend to the campsite at Lobuche village from where one can get the astounding views of Pumori and Nuptse Mountains.
 

Day 12 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5288m) and Kala Pattar

Walk through the moraine valley to Gorak Shep. Arrive at the meeting place of two glaciers. Get views of Pumori (7145 m), Nuptse (7745 m) and Everest (8848 m) mountains. Breathe the clean air. We can trek to Kala Pattar. Sunset from kalapattar is the stunning view.

Day 13 To Everest Base Camp (4930m) and trek to Lobuche

We will start the early morning trek to Everest Base Camp. Get the enchanting views of Thamserku and other mountain massifs from Everest Base Camp. Walk along Khumbu Glacier and rocky moraines to Gorak Shep. Return to Lobuche from Gorakshep.

Day 14 Lobuche to Dzongla (4843m)

Weather is rather unstable in this area. So, we will start our trek early in the morning. We can get views of mountains throughout the day. We will walk through glaciers to the north face of Cholatse from where we can get a view of incredible Ama Dablam Mountain.

Day 15 Cross Cho La (5420m) and trek to Thagnak

Leave Everest and walk to Cho Oyu which is the world’s sixth highest mountain. Walk along the rock boulders and climb the Cho La Pass before taking sharp descend to the Gokyo valley that is full of turquoise lakes and glaciers. Walk through boulders and follow a river valley to Thagnak. This is a small Sherpa village that exists beneath rock walls. It lies near to the Ngozumba Glacier.

Day 16 Thagnak to Gokyo (4800m)

Leave Thagnak and cross the glacier. Climb the moraine valley and walk along the sparkling lakes to the village of Gokyo. Stay overnight at Gokyo.

Day 17 Climb Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek to Renjo La Base (5130m)

It takes about two hours to climb Gokyo Ri. Get views of 8,000 meter mountains in Nepal like Cho Oyu (8153 m), Guangcheng Kang (7922 m), Makalu (8475 m), Cholatse (6440 m),    Taweche (6542 m),  Lhotse (8501 m),  Kantega (6685 m), Lobuche (6145 m), Everest (8848 m)  and  Thamserku (6808 m) Mountains. We can also get a view of Ngozumba Glacier which is the largest glacier in Nepal. Lower down and walk to Renjo La base.

Day 18 Cross Renjo La (5400m) and trek to Taranga (4000m)

We will begin to climb Renjo La early in the morning. Follow the challenging trail and lower down to the northern valley. Walk through the land that is near to Tibetan border. We can meet with Tibetans that lowers down from Nangpa La pass. Cross Renjola and walk to Taranga.
 

Day 19 Taranga to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Leave Taranga and head south. Cross pine forest and pass through few small settlements to Namche Bazaar. Explore Namche Bazaar.

Day 20 Namche to Lukla (2800m)

Lower down from Namche and cross Dudh Kosi valley to reach Lukla. Manage your photo albums and prepare for the Lukla to Kathmandu flight. Stay overnight in a hotel at Lukla.

Day 21 Lukla to Kathmandu flight

50 minutes flight from Lukla in a twin otter plane will take us to Kathmandu. You are on your own in afternoon. Explore Kathmandu.

Day 22 Departure

You will be transferred to Kathmandu Airport three hours before your flight. Safe journey!!!

What Is Included ?

  • Domestic and International Airport Pick up and Drop by a Private vehicle 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 3 Meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during your trip in the Mountains.
  • Round Trip Flight Tickets (Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu)
  • 15kgs luggage allowance on Kathmandu Lukla flights
  • Professional Trekking guide
  • Park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters (Sherpa) to Carry your bags. (One Porter equals to two trekkers)
  • Kathmandu Heritage Tour
  • All official Tax and Vat
  • Farewell Culture Dinner

 

 

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals in a City like Kathmandu
  • All kinds of soft and hard drinks like Tea, coffee, Mineral Water, Beer....in the Mountains
  • Personal Expenses like Battery charge, shower, Wi-Fi..... in the Mountains and Tips to Guide and Porter

FAQs

If the "3 passes trek" you're referring to is in the Everest region of Nepal, it's likely you're talking about the Everest Three Passes Trek. This trek is a challenging and high-altitude trek that crosses three high mountain passes: Renjo La (5,360 meters/17,585 feet), Cho La (5,420 meters/17,782 feet), and Kongma La (5,535 meters/18,159 feet). It's known for stunning views of the Everest region, including Everest itself.

The difficulty of the trek depends on various factors, including your level of fitness, acclimatization, weather conditions, and the specific route you take. The high altitude and the need to cross challenging mountain passes make it a strenuous trek, and participants should be well-prepared physically and mentally.

It's essential to acclimatize properly to the high altitude, be in good physical shape, and have experience with trekking at elevation before attempting the Everest Three Passes Trek or similar high-altitude treks.

Keep in mind that conditions on trekking routes can change, and it's always a good idea to check for updated information from reliable sources or local trekking agencies. If you're planning to undertake such a trek, consider hiring an experienced guide and ensuring you have the necessary permits and equipment.

The length of the "Three Passes" trek in the Everest region of Nepal can vary depending on the specific route taken and individual trekking speeds. However, a common Three Passes trek typically covers a distance of approximately 160 to 170 kilometers (100 to 105 miles) in total.

The Three Passes trek is a challenging and high-altitude trek that crosses three high mountain passes: Renjo La Pass (5,360 meters or 17,585 feet), Cho La Pass (5,420 meters or 17,782 feet), and Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters or 18,159 feet). The trek usually starts and ends in Lukla, and it takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Everest region, including visits to popular destinations like Namche Bazaar, Gokyo Lakes, and Everest Base Camp.

The duration of the trek can vary, but it often takes around 16 to 20 days to complete, allowing for acclimatization and exploration of the surrounding areas. Keep in mind that weather conditions and individual trekking speeds can impact the overall duration of the trek. It's essential to be well-prepared and acclimatize properly due to the high altitudes involved.

The Three Passes trek in Nepal is a challenging and adventurous trekking route that takes you through some of the most spectacular and remote regions of the Everest (Khumbu) region. This trek is known for crossing three high mountain passes, each offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The three passes are:

Renjo La Pass (5,360 meters or 17,585 feet): This pass is located to the west of the Everest Base Camp trekking route and provides breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu.

Cho La Pass (5,420 meters or 17,782 feet): Positioned between the glaciated valleys of Gokyo and Everest, Cho La Pass is a challenging and steep pass that offers incredible views of Ama Dablam and other surrounding peaks.

Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters or 18,159 feet): Situated to the south of Everest Base Camp, Kongma La Pass is the highest of the three passes and offers panoramic views of the Everest region, including the Khumbu Glacier and the beautiful Imja Valley.

The Three Passes trek typically starts and ends in Lukla, and along the way, trekkers have the opportunity to visit iconic destinations such as Namche Bazaar, Gokyo Lakes, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar. The trek is known for its stunning mountain scenery, diverse landscapes, and the chance to experience the unique Sherpa culture of the region.

Due to the high altitudes involved, the trek requires proper acclimatization and a good level of fitness. Trekkers should be prepared for challenging terrain, high mountain passes, and varying weather conditions. The Three Passes trek is considered one of the most rewarding trekking experiences in the Everest region, providing an immersive adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

The trek to Everest Base Camp is a challenging and rewarding adventure that takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas. While the difficulty of specific sections can vary depending on factors like weather conditions and individual fitness levels, there are a few challenging aspects that many trekkers commonly find difficult:

Altitude: One of the most significant challenges is the high altitude. As you ascend, the air becomes thinner, and oxygen levels decrease. This can lead to altitude sickness, characterized by symptoms like headaches, nausea, and fatigue. Acclimatization stops are crucial to allow your body to adjust gradually to the altitude.

Weather Conditions: The weather in the Everest region can be unpredictable and harsh. The temperatures can drop significantly, especially at higher altitudes, and trekkers may encounter snow, rain, or strong winds. Proper clothing and gear are essential to stay warm and dry.

Long and Steep Ascents and Descents: The trek involves a combination of steep ascents and descents, often on rocky and uneven terrain. The continuous ups and downs can be physically demanding, particularly for those not accustomed to mountain trekking.

Teahouse Accommodations: While teahouses provide basic accommodation along the trekking route, the facilities may be more rustic than what some trekkers are accustomed to. Limited amenities and shared spaces can be challenging for those seeking more comfort.

Isolation and Limited Resources: In the higher reaches of the trek, there are fewer settlements, and resources may be limited. This isolation can be challenging for trekkers who are used to more urban environments or those who require immediate access to medical facilities.

It's important for trekkers to be physically prepared, mentally resilient, and well-equipped with appropriate gear. Additionally, trekking with an experienced guide and allowing sufficient time for acclimatization are crucial for a safer and more enjoyable experience on the Everest Base Camp trek.

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