Highlights

  • The trek involves three high passes all above the altitude of 5,000 meters
  • Panoramic views of the Himalayas which includes the world’s highest Mt Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse.
  • Walk alongside the beautiful Gokyo lakes situated at an altitude of 47,000 meters to 5,000 meters.
  • Closely watch Nepal’s high Himalayan culture and lifestyle. Visit Pangboche Monastery, which is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the Khumbu region.
  • Capture the historical and cultural heritages, diverse scenic landscapes of vibrant Kathmandu valley and calm Himalayan region of Nepal.

About Everest Three Passes Trek

This 20 days three pass trek will take you to high passes of Everest Region.

Three High Pass trek in the Everest Region consists of best scenic landscapes that are incomparable to sights anywhere around the world. The trek is challenging as your target will be to reach destinations all over 5000 meters. These roads are less traveled. The 20 days Everest Three Pass trek is for bold adventurers seeking intense excitement into mountain wilds.

You will reach Renjo La (5,435 meters), Cho La (5,420 meters), Kongo La (5535meters), Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters), Kalapathhar (5545 meters), Everest Base Camp (5,380 meters) and Chukung Ri (5550 meters) on Everest three pass trek.

Renjo La is one of the popular high pass trekking in the Everest Region. On the way to Renjo La, you will reach viewpoints from where you can get a glimpse of the roof of the world, Everest. The trials to Renjo La are believed to be used by the Sherpas of the late fifteenth century. From the Renjo La pass, you will see giant Mt Everest and oligotrophic Gokyo lakes in a single frame.

Further, you will be climbing Gokyo Ri (5483 meters), Kalapathar (5545 meters)and also explore the Everest Base Camp.

Trip to Cho La pass let you enjoy the amazing view of Gokyo Ri valley and Gokyo lakes of the Everest region.

The hike from Lobuche to Chukung while passing the Kongma La (5535 meters) pass is less walked and is quite challenging.

Chukung Ri (5550 meters) is another spot from where you can behold the stunning beauty of Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu.

Three weeks long Everest Three Pass Trek will give you a chance to watch Sherpa settlements, culture and their way of life. Prepare to set aside your fear and swap it with inquisitiveness to gain more from the trip. The locals here are very friendly and hospitable and would be always ready to share their stories. Everest Three Pass Trek is an amazing experience for you to learn the way they are and how they have adapted to the high altitude.

Your trip to the Everest Three High Pass Trekking package also includes a day tour to various historical heritages of Kathmandu valley on your second day in Nepal. Most of the sights are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The trek begins from Lukla. After crossing over Phakding and Monjo, you will be spending a good time of two nights at Namche. Rest is required as you need to properly acclimatize to go towards the higher altitude.

The three weeks long trek continues through Phakding, Monjo, Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche to reach the high passes. While holding the curiosity to behold the beautiful destination, the natural wonders and local culture will make you feel truly blessed during the journey to Everest Three Pass Trek. You will encounter stunning Khumbu Valley, Imja Valley, Dusa Valley, Khumjung-Khunde Valley, Thame Valley, and Gokyo Valley which offer a splendid view of the four highest mountains of the world. You will get close glimpses of Mt Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), which is the fourth highest mountain, Makalu (8485 meters), which is the fifth-highest and Cho-Oyu (8210 meters), which is the sixth highest mountain.

While on the Everest Region Three High Pass trek, you will also reach Sagarmatha National Park. This area is a protected region for diverse plants and endangered animals and birds. Mountain Goat, Snow Leopard, and Lophophorus are a few of the animals found here. It is said that Yeti, a mystical creature is also found in the Khumbu region.

You will pass suspension bridges, see historical monasteries and feast your eyes with colorful Buddhist flags and get spiritual vibes amidst the Buddhist chants in the region resided by the Sherpas.

Who can join the trek

During the Everest Three Pass Trek, you will walk along with the icy trials of high passes. The rocky terrains and high altitudes are the main difficulties you will be facing. The trek requires a lot of effort and patience and prior experience of high altitude. Well, Everest Three Pass Trek, which demands you to walk in the difficult terrain is not for the beginners.

You will walk on the trails which pass through glaciers, rocky stones, and snow-covered paths. The technical climbing course is not required. However, it’s good to carry crampons with you.

You will have four acclimatization days at Namche, Pangboche, Dingboche, and Gokyo which will allow you enough time to adjust to the climate. A local guide who has several experiences of the Everest Three Pass Trekking route will be escorting you.

The facilities at the tea houses will be basic when you reach a higher altitude.

All the energy you put in will reward you with the best views of elevated giant mountains and wild landscapes.

If you are enthusiastic to go a trek which will compel you to overwork and push your limits at every point, Everest Three Pass Trek will be a wonderful opportunity. And it will prove to be a lifetime experience.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)
  • Day 2Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
  • Day 3Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek
  • Day 4Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 5Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization
  • Day 6Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 7Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 8Dingboche: acclimatization and rest
  • Day 9Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 14km, 6 – 7 hours
  • Day 10Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 10km, 6 - 7 hours
  • Day 11Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
  • Day 12Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 8 - 9 hours
  • Day 13Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 6km, 3 - 4 hours
  • Day 14Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6km, 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 15Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours
  • Day 16Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m / 17585 ft): 11 km, 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 17Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 15km, 5 - 6 hours . (3,440 m )
  • Day 18Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 19km, 6 - 7 hours . 2860m
  • Day 19Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight
  • Day 20Day 20: Final Departure to your Home

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What to Expect

  • Airport transfers on both domestic and international flight
  • Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin with breakfast.
  • OPEN and CHOICE full board meals while on Everest three passes trekking.
  • Properly boiled drinking water while on the trek
  • Responsible trekking having 01 porters to each trekker
  • Accommodation at teahouse or lodge on twin share a private room.
  • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Half-day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit.
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
  • Professional trekking group leader trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag or OXYGEN with a comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Assistant trek guides porters with their salary, wages, transportation, insurance, and required trek gears.
  • Three passes and peaks trek map.
  • Complementary trek duffle bag and Mountain Monarch T-shirts.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • TIMS trekking permit, Everest national park entry fees for the three passes and peaks trip
  • VAT, all government taxes and service charges.
  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Entrance fees to monuments. (sightseen in Kathmandu )
  • Extra showers, Battery recharge costs, laundry, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Food in Kathmandu ( also if an earlier return to Kathmandu from Mountains due to any reason than the scheduled Itinerary).
  • Unforeseen costs due to flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc.
  • Tips to guide and porter.
  • Cancellation fees, if any from your side.
  • Hot shower.
  • Boiled water.
  • Costs raised by conditions that are not under our control such as landslides, weather conditions, political unrest, illness, etc.