Everest Three Passes Trek

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Everest Three Passes Trek
Everest Three Passes
us$1154 per pax
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number of pax
1
$1634 x 1 = $1634
total $1634
difficulty
Strenuous
altitude
5,555m
group size
1-10
meals
B+L+D
accomodation
Lodges
season
Sep-Nov/March-May

trip overview

Adventure trekking is present in the Everest area on the Everest Three Passes Trek. The three highest crossings in the Khumbu area, Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159 feet), Cho La Pass (5,420 feet/17,782 feet), and Renjo La Pass (5,345 feet/17,520 feet), are all traversed on this journey. The three-pass hike is classified as “Challenging.” With the high pass crossings, it is an extremely dangerous experience.

Compared to its sister treks, Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes, it is more difficult, but not quite as difficult as hiking peaks like Island Peak and Mera Peak. This walk is especially for outdoor enthusiasts looking to go trekking in Nepal or who wish to see Mount Everest while on vacation.

High mountains and difficult trekking crossings may be found on the Everest 3 Passes Trek. In the alpine plateau of the Everest region, there are lush meadows and high passes. The Three Passes Trek in Nepal offers so much diversity, and when your time in the Himalayas is through, you’ll have plenty of memories that are genuinely one of a kind.

The Three Passes is for any outdoor enthusiast who desires a variety of vistas and experiences. And should be ready to put in some effort.

It allows you to take a walk while on vacation to visit Mount Everest. As part of your vacation in Nepal, we’ll take you on a 16-day Everest three-pass trip. For two to three weeks, the three passes trip follows the Everest Base Camp route. It offers some breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas and Mount Everest along the way.

The Everest Base Camp journey, one of the world’s most picturesque treks, may be fun. But at the same time, the Everest Three Passes trek can show you even more of the area’s natural splendor. This walk takes you through the terminus of the popular treks through the inner Sagarmatha National Park.

Along with the Gokyo Lakes trek, and the EBC trek, which encompasses the three passes. The Everest Three Passes Trek is also a moderately challenging walk that calls for strong hiking abilities. And well-prepared equipment, including a set of microspikes, if necessary.

In the trekking region of Nepal, 3 passes are permanently covered with snow and ice. The Everest Three Passes Trek is famous as the Three High Passes Trek in Nepal’s Himalayas.

Moreover, these hiking routes pass across the Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters). And,  Chola Pass (5,420 meters), and Renjola Pass (5,340 meters) as they around Mount Everest. In addition to these passes, you may go to Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri (5,357m), Kala Patthar (5,555m), and Everest Base Camp (5,364m). The Cho la Pass Trek, Gokyo Ri Trek, Everest Circuit Trek, and Everest Base Camp Trek.

They are all included in the Everest Three-Pass Trek. So this is the shortest and most great Route for you if you want to do it all at once. With our 20 years of expertise in the Nepal trekking business, Additionally, we plan your service according to your schedule, party size, and interests.

 

itinerary

Day00

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Nepal 1,300M/30Minute

Today the trek representative will pick you up from the airport and brief you about the trek to the Everest Base Camp Trek. Today you can go shopping for the Everest three-pass trek. And, during the trek, you can visit the popular places of Kathmandu.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Walking / Driving: Driving

Day01

Kathmandu - Lukla to Phakding 2,640M/2-4 hours walk.

Today you travel to Lukla from Kathmandu. You will take a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla today. We’ll depart you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) you can take a 40-minute flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla.

Lukla is your starting point for the trek you go down to the Thado Koshi River and over several suspension bridges to get to Phakding. Because you’ll be acclimatizing, the walk will be brief and pleasurable. We will transport you to the nearby Rimishung Monastery in Phakding.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Flight

Day02

Phakding - Monju to Namche Bazaar 3,440M/7-8 hours

Today is the main day you start your trek. Starting early in the morning, we will travel from Phakding to the north along the Dudh Koshi River’s banks, passing several suspension bridges, including the Hillary Suspension Bridge.

To reach the Sagarmatha National Park Check Post, where we will register our permits and ascend into the jungle, our route also passes via Monjo Village, dense forests, and rocky pathways. You will first glimpse Mount Everest from this jungle. But we’ll keep going until we get to Namche Bazaar, for our day’s target.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day03

Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar 3,440M/2-3hours

At Namche, today is going to be an acclimatization day. We advise you to take a look around Namche Bazaar. This village has eateries, gift shops, tourist shops, and cafes with Wi-Fi connections.

Visit the Hillary School, Khumjung Monastery, Everest Hotel, Dingboche Airport, traditional Sherpa communities, and the Sagarmatha National Park visitor center as further alternatives.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day04

Namche bazaar - Phungi Tanka to Tengboche 3,860M/5-6 hours

Embarking from the energetic hub of Namche Bazaar, trekkers set out on an unforgettable journey closer to Tengboche, passing through the tranquil enclave of Phungi Tanka.

The path winds via Sherpa villages and verdant forests, providing glimpses of towering Himalayan peaks. As the route unfolds, every step brings trekkers towards the paranormal appeal of Tengboche, wherein the iconic monastery stands as a beacon of nonsecular solace amidst the rugged terrain.

Engaging with the warm temperature of local hospitality, travelers immerse themselves in the cultural tapestry of the Khumbu location earlier than settling in for an evening under the starlit cover, with the Himalayan giants status sentinel over their goals.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day05

Tengboche - Pangboche to Dingboche 4,410M/5-6 hours

From Tengboche, take the well-marked route that heads northeast and descends steadily to the Imja Khola River. The stroll is delightful and passes through some old forests. After crossing the river, gradually climb to the settlement of Pangboche (3,985 meters)- the oldest monastery in Khumbu. The village is a great place to stop for lunch because it takes around three hours to get from Tengboche to Pangboche.

Proceed northwestward after lunch across an arid, high mountainous landscape that feels far more untamed and “out there” than the morning’s trees. Continue hiking up to the point where the Imja Khola and Khumbu Khola rivers converge when the path forks. And from Pangboche we reach Dingboche.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day06

Acclimatization Day and a visit to Chhukum valley/3-4Hours.

Starting from Pangboche the day starts with a leisurely breakfast, allowing trekkers to acclimate to the altitude before starting up on a scenic exploration of Chhukung Valley.

The trail meanders lightly, offering breathtaking views of the encircling peaks and the winding Dudh Koshi River. As trekkers ascend progressively, they can immerse themselves in the serene splendor of the Himalayan landscape, dotted with colorful prayer flags fluttering inside the breeze.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day07

Dingboche – Khongma la pass 5,528m to Labuche 4,910M/7-8 hours.

Today is one of the most interesting trips on our trip to Everest Three Pass Trek. Today, our journey starts from Dingboche to Khongma La Pass. During this trip, you will see different cultural places along with many prayer flags on the way.

You will also meet people from different ethnic groups. After traveling for about 8 hours you will reach Lobuche where you will be staying at a beautiful tea house eating some of the best Nepali food.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day08

Lobuche to Gorakshep and EBC hike 5,140M/5-6 hours.

Our journey to Everest Base Camp begins today. This is the day. The day that we arrived at Base Camp. However, we need to get from Lobuche to Gorak Shep first. There you will be experiencing some of the best landscapes where you can enjoy your trek with your guide or travel partner.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day09

Hike to Kalapathar then back to Dzonglha 4,830M/5-6 hours walk.

The hike to Kala Patthar takes around 3–4 hours round trip, so it’s not too long. The steep rise and high altitude of the Kala Patthar walk make it difficult.

It does not call for technical climbing abilities, but it does require a moderate to high level of endurance and fitness. While not required, prior high-altitude hiking experience is advantageous.

Then after having a nice time at Kala Patthar. After that, we make our way to Dzonglha. The objective is the village of Dzongla, which is lower in height than Lobuche and has stunning views of the surrounding area. Dzongla is also spelled Dzonglha, Zongla, or Zonglha.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day10

Dzonglha - Chola Pass 5,368m to Dragnag 4,700M./7-8 hours walk.

Cho La Pass (5,420m) is en route to Dzongla (4,855m), the destination for the following day. The second significant crossing on this expedition, the Chola crossing, will be crossed by you. This pass separates Everest and Gokyo. You have now reached the Dranang where you will enjoy beautiful surroundings.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day11

Dragnag to (half day rest) Gokyo 4,790M/3-4 hours walk.

Starting from Dragnag, trekkers embark on a scenic journey closer to the long-lasting Gokyo Lakes, ascending step by step amidst the rugged beauty of the Himalayas. With a half-day relaxation to acclimate to the altitude, the trek gives a stability of exploration and rejuvenation.

The path unfolds with breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks and glacial landscapes, main trekkers toward the shimmering turquoise waters of Gokyo.

As they traverse the pristine terrain, they’re immersed in the serenity of the excessive-altitude surroundings, with every step revealing the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day12

Gkyo Ri visit and Overnight at Gokyo/3-4Hours.

The Gokyo Ri Viewpoint offers breathtaking views of the Everest region, including Thonak Tsho Lake and Ngozuma Tsho Lake. Today is the day to climb it. The 5,000-meter Ngozumpa Tsho glacier is located three kilometers north of Gokyo, and Scoundrel’s Viewpoint is a minute’s walk away. Wonderful views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu can be seen from this location.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day13

Gokyo - Renjo la pass 5,360m to Lumde 4,380M/8-9 hours.

Today we head for the Gokyo Lakes region. Somewhere in between Lungden and Gokyo lies Renjo La Pass (5,435m), the first among the three major passes you will cross.

From Renjo La Pass, you can see amazing views of the Gokyo Lake system and many Himalayan Peaks – including Everest (8,848.86m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Ama Dablam (6,812m). You will stay at Gokyo for the night and spend the following day at Lumde.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day14

Lumde - Marlung to Thame 3,800M/5-6 hours.

Embarking from Lumde, the trek in the direction of Thame via Marlung offers a captivating journey through the pristine landscapes of the Everest vicinity. Traversing rugged terrain and ancient trails, trekkers are enveloped in the serene beauty of the Himalayas.

As they trek via Marlung, an old-school Sherpa village, they witness the undying appeal of traditional Himalayan settlements, surrounded through the way of towering peaks and cascading streams.

with each step along the path, trekkers are treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, including the majestic Everest. After a day filled with exploration and adventure, they reach Thame, situated at an altitude of 3,800 meters. Here, they are greeted with the warm hospitality characteristic of the Sherpa community

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day15

Thame - Namche bazaar to Monjo 2,835M/5-6 hours.

The route that leads from Namche Bazaar to Monjo passes through forests that are home to mountain goats, musk deer, pheasants, and even snow leopards. We’ll be ascending the steep hillsides that surround the prayer flags and chortens. You can see the backside of mountains and the summit of Everest from the path.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day16

Monjo - Phakding to Lukla 2,840M/4-5 hours.

We will walk back to Lukla on our trekking day. We will hike down a difficult trail to the Hillary Suspension Bridge. But until we get to Lukla, we keep traveling through several nearby communities in the Dudh Koshi River Valley. This is day sixteen of your voyage, and the end of your journey is rapidly approaching. We hope you will have a great time on the entire hike.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day17

Lukla to Kathmandu by flight 45Minute.

17 days is the last day of the trek where you will be flying back to Kathmandu via a flight.

Walking / Driving: Flight

what's included

  • Pick up and drop services.
  • Flight Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Both ways airport taxes.
  • Three meals a day; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek.
  • Lodge along the trek is simple.
  • An experienced guide; Included (Salary, Food, Lodge, Insurance, Airfare, Equipment, Transportation, etc.)
  • Legal Document; Everest Trekking Permit and TIMs.
  • Equipment: Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag.
  • Dry and seasonal fresh fruits
  • Trekking duffle bag if you need.
  • First aid medical box.
  • All government taxes.
  • Token of love from a company.
  • Farewell lunch/dinner as suitable time.

what's excluded

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses; phone calls, internet, and buying something.
  • Hot and Cold drink; coke, mineral water, beer, etc.
  • Porter if hired on the trek.
  • Tips are expected.

Fixed Departure

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23 Apr, 2024 - 8 May, 2024 $1154 Enquire Now

useful info

Best Time

The best times for the Everest Three Pass Trek are spring (March- May) and fall (September -November). During these months, there is usually less rain and snowfall than at other times of the year, making the weather simple and reliable.

This season has Long days, sunny days, and generally clear skies making for amazing views of the high peaks and glaciers of the Himalayas. When the wildflowers bloom in the spring, rhododendrons adorn the hillsides with a riot of color. When the weather is nice, it is easier to go across the high passes because there is usually less snow on the pathways.

Fall offers crisper air and equally clear skies, making it an ideal time to take pictures and take in the breathtaking surroundings. Trekking the Everest Three Passes in the fall (September to November) could be an experience. Autumn is one of the best times of year to hike because of the reliable weather and clear skies that allow hikers to cross the challenging mountain passes in the Everest region.

Difficulty Level

Difficulty Level of  The Everest Three Pass Trek is very difficult, that requires a great degree of mental and physical preparation. The walk requires traversing several high crossings, each with its own unique set of challenges, such as Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass.

The variables that determine the difficulty of a walk include height, distance, terrain, and weather. Altitude sickness can be a serious problem for some hikers, and high-altitude trekking can be physically and mentally exhausting.

Weather

An additional challenge on the Everest Three Pass Trek is the weather. The region is well known for its unpredictable weather, which frequently brings with it snowfall, high winds, and sudden temperature swings. To be prepared for any weather, hikers need to have the appropriate gear, such as sturdy shoes and warm clothes.

Required Equipment

Good trekking boots, warm, waterproof clothes, a sleeping bag, a daypack, trekking poles, and a first aid kit are all essential pieces of gear. It is also advised to bring additional supplies like a water bottle, sunglasses, and a headlamp.

FAQ

What are the three passes of Everest?

Three challenging passes will be crossed on the Everest 3 high Passes trek: Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,420m), and Renjo La (5,360m). These passes will provide you with breathtaking views of the Himalayas from various angles.

What is the three pass route in Nepal?

Do you need a guide for the three passes trek?

How long is the three passes trek in Nepal?

What time of year is best to trek Everest?

review

Benoit Gagnon Carpentier Benoit Gagnon CarpentierCanada 5

In November 2023 I did 18 days of Everest 3 Passes Trek with Himalaya Guide Nepal. It was a great time and we summited Khongma La Pass, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar 5555m, Chola Pass, Gokyo Ri, and Renjola Pass.

It is nice adventure trek in Everest region. And it is circuit trip for adventure seeker.

Emilie Hebert Emilie HebertCanada 5

Excellence Everest Three Passes Trek in 2023 autumn. We had 18 days and Three passes in Everest. We had the best experiences with Himalaya Guide Nepal and our Guide.

We are looking to go to Nepal for our next trip and we will contact Himalaya Guide Nepal for trips in  Nepal.

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