Everest Three Passes Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Journey through three stupendous Himalayan passes of Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5420m), and Renjo La (5360m)
  • Mesmerizing Himalayan panorama including the world’s tallest Himalaya, the Mt. Everest (8848m)
  • The enchanting natural beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Unique cultures and way of life of the local Sherpas

Trip Overview

Everest Three Passes Trek Journey through the glorious Himalayan passes of Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,420m), and Renjo La (5,340m), the Everest Three Passes Trek is a high-altitude trek fest accommodating the enchanting beauty of the Everest region. From the snow-capped summits of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,414m), and Ama Dablam (6,856m) to the green valleys adorned with lush green forests, the Everest three passes trek is a dream come true for every adventure trekker. The authentic Sherpa hospitality also matches the difficulty of the trek.

The journey to Everest three passes trek begins with the Kathmandu Day Tour, as we take a day off to tour the UNESCO world heritage sites and also prepare for the trek. Heading to the picturesque town of Lukla through the most thrilling airstrip. We kick off our trek by heading to Phakding for our first stop on the trail. Trekking to the town of Namche Bazaar.  We continue our journey through the captivating variety of floras and faunas adorning the Sagarmatha National Park.

Taking a day off at Namche, the trailheads to the vibrant hamlets of Tengboche and Dingboche crossing the historic monastery at Tengboche en route. Enjoying the views of Ama Dablam (6,856m), the journey takes us to Chhukung and onto Lobuche.  Where we come across the first of our mountain passes at KongmaLa Pass (5535m). Trekking to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp, the journey winds to Kalapatthar offering stunning Himalayan views of the sunrise.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is similarly enchanting in nature with majestic views of Khumbu Icefall and Glacier on offer. Through the hamlet of Dzongla, we trek onto the Gokyo Lakes. This brings us to Cho La Pass (5420m), the second of our mountain passes. The Himalayan pass of RenjoLa (5360m) is the final of our mountain passes as we trek to Lumde from Gokyo. The journey ends back at Lukla as we head back from Namche Bazaar.

At  Tour Trekking Company in Nepal, we aim the goal of satisfying all our clients. We provide the ease of booking transportation and accommodations along with an experienced team to address your needs. Local Sherpa guides for the Everest Three Passes Trek will allow you to have the luxury of an authentic experience as well.

Outline Itinerary

01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m) and welcome dinner.
02: Kathmandu Sightseeing, and preparation for the Trek.
03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (40 minutes)(2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) 3-4 hrs
04: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440m) 6-7 hrs
05: Rest/Acclimatization in Namche (Hike to Everest View Hotel) 3-4 hrs.
06: Trek from Namche to Tengboche(3860m) 5-6 hrs
07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) 6-7 hrs
08: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m) 2-3 hrs.
09: Trek from Chhukung to Lobuche (4910m) via Kongma-la pass (5535), 8-9 hrs
10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest base camp (5364m) via Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorakshep (5170m) 8-9 hrs
11: Morning hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar(5545m) 3:00 hrs and trek to Dzongla (4860m.) 5-6 hrs
12: Trek from Dzongla to Gokyo Lakes (4790m) via Chola Pass (5420m) 8-9 hrs
13: Rest day in Gokyo and hike up to Gokyo-Ri (5360m)
14: Trek from Gokyo to Lumde via Renjo La Pass (5360 m) 7-8 hrs
15: Trek from Lumde to Namche (3440m)(Visit Thame Monastery on the way) 6-7 hrs
16: Trek to Lukla (2840m) 6-7 hrs
17: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu
18: Spare Day (In case of Bad weather)
19: Final departure to your own destination.

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Itinerary

01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m) and welcome dinner.
After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, Ace Vision Treks & Tours representatives will meet up with you and you will be driven directly back to the hotel. After freshening up from the day’s travel you will be introduced to the guides and other members of the staff. With the activities of the day over you are free to head down to the local region streets. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
02: Kathmandu Sightseeing, and preparation for the Trek.
The day begins early as we head to the UNESCO world heritage sites beginning from the temple perched atop the hill at Swayambhunath. Enjoying the spiritual environment and panoramic views of the valley, we make our way down to the temple of Pashupatinath. The Hindu temple is often regarded as the Guardian god of the nation. Taking a cultural turn, the journey takes us to the famed Basantapur Durbar Square before ending our day at the Boudhanath Monastery enjoying the serene aroma around the stupa. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (40 minutes)(2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) 3-4 hrs
The day begins early as we make our way to the thrilling airstrip of Lukla over the majestic Himalayan landscapes. The 40-minute flight takes us through some of the most magnificent views of the Himalayas from up above. Taking a brief rest at the picturesque town of Lukla, we begin our trek guided by the occasional views of the Himalayas as we reach Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.
04: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440m) 6-7  hrs
The journey takes us down through a series of suspension bridges including the renowned Hillary suspension bridge heading towards the vibrant hamlets of Monjo and then onto Chhamuwa. Through the hamlet of Bengkar, the journey reaches Jorsalle, which also signals our entry into the enchanting Sagarmatha National Park. Through the varieties of floras and faunas, the journey takes us all the way to Namche. Overnight stay at Namche.
05: Rest/Acclimatization in Namche (Hike to Everest View Hotel) 3-4 hrs.
Today, we take a day off at Namche to let our bodies acclimatize to the growing altitudes. The hamlet of Namche is surrounded by panoramic views of the Himalayas including the famed Mt. Everest (8,848m). While the hamlets of Khumjung and Khunde are popular alternatives for the hike we make our way to Everest View Hotel which offers panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), Cho Oyu (8,188m) including some of the world tallest Himalayas. Later, we descend back to Namche. Overnight stay at Namche.
06: Trek from Namche to Tengboche(3860m) 5-6  hrs.
Today, the journey takes us to the hamlet of Tengboche adorned with Mani stones, Chortens, and seas of prayer flags. The journey heads through lush green forests as we begin our gentle ascend heading through the lush green forests to reach Tengboche. The hamlet of Tengboche is home to ancient culture and religion with the monastery as a symbol of their way of life. Overnight stay at Tengboche.
07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) 6-7 hrs.
As the trail heads through the glorious views of Ama Dablam (6,856m), we make our way heading towards the hilly hamlet of Dingboche. Located at an altitude of 4410m, the day also marks our entry into the altitude of 4,000m. The trail leaves the hilly landscapes behind as we make our way through the rugged Himalayan landscapes. Through the icy trail, the journey reaches Dingboche. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
08: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m) 2-3 hrs.
one of the shorter days of the trek, today, we make our way towards the hamlet of Chhukung. The trek is an enjoyable one heading through the rugged Himalayan trail covered with snow and ice. Heading through the valley of Imja Tse, the journey takes us through the snowy summits of some of the world’s tallest Himalayas. Overnight stay at Chhukung.
09: Trek from Chhukung to Lobuche (4910m) via Kongma-la pass (5535), 8-9 hrs.
The trail heads through the hamlet of Bible over Niyang Khola ascending towards the summit of Kongma La Pass (5535m) which is the first of our mountain passes. Reaching the summit of Kongma La, we are welcomed by seas of the prayer of flags and stone cairns. Enjoying the sublime views of the world’s tallest Himalayas, we begin we descend heading through the south of Khumbu Glacier towards the hamlet of Lobuche. Overnight stay at Lobuche.
10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest base camp (5364m) via Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorakshep (5170m) 8-9 hrs.
Today, we make our way to the foot of the world’s tallest Himalayas. Heading out of Lobuche, the journey continues through the rugged Himalayan landscapes through the monuments dedicated to the adventurers who lost their lives in the Himalayas. Reaching the illustrious Everest Base Camp, the journey takes a brief stop as we admire the grandeur of the world’s tallest Himalayas. Enjoying the Himalayan panorama, we return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.
11: Morning hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar(5545m) 3:00 hrs and trek to Dzongla (4860m.) 5-6 hrs.
The day begins early as we make our head toward the Kalapatthar viewpoint to enjoy the sunrise views over the sumptuous Himalayan ranges. The Himalayan summits of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8,414m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), and Lingtren (6,749m) drenched in the rays of the early morning sunlight are mesmerizing to witness. Enjoying the Himalayan sunrise, we make our way back to Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, a steep descent awaits us as we further head to Dzongla. Overnight stay at Dzongla.
12: Trek from Dzongla to Gokyo Lakes (4790m) via Chola Pass (5420m) 8-9 hrs.
Today, we head to the Gokyo Lakes which are a system of six lakes considered to be the highest freshwater system of lakes in the entire world. Heading away from Dzongla, the trail gradually ascends towards the Gokyo Lakes. Ascending through the rugged Himalayan trail, we gain great altitude to reach the summit of Cho La Pass (5420m). Enjoying the outstanding Himalayan panorama covering the skyline, the journey takes us towards Gokyo Lakes. The night ends at Gokyo Village located on the banks of the third Gokyo Lake. Overnight stay at Gokyo Village.
13: Rest day in Gokyo and hike up to Gokyo-Ri (5360m)
Today, we take a brief rest at the hamlet of Gokyo while also hiking towards the snowy summit of Gokyo Ri (5360m). The journey takes us through the icy trails gradually ascending through steep sections of the peak. The snowy summits of Cho Oyu (8,188m), Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,414m), Makalu (8,463m), and Cholatse (6,335m) adorn the skyline as we take a brief rest at the summit of the Gokyo- Ri (5360m) before making our way down towards the hamlet of Gokyo. If time permits, we can also head to the fourth, fifth, and sixth Gokyo Lakes. Overnight stay at Gokyo Village.
14: Trek from Gokyo to Lumde via Renjo La Pass (5360 m) 7-8 hrs.
Today, we make our way to Lumde from the Gokyo Hamlet which also marks the last of our Himalayan passes of Renjo La (5,360m). Through the captivating views of Gokyo Lakes and Ngozumpa Glacier, the journey heads towards the stunning Himalayan pass of Renjo La Pass (5360m). The summits of Cho Oyu (8,188m), Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,414m), Cholatse (6,335m), and Taboche (6,367m) are visible from the top of the pass. Descending along the glacial moraines, we head to Lumde. Overnight stay at Lumde.
15: Trek from Lumde to Namche (3440m)(Visit Thame Monastery on the way) 6-7 hrs.
Today, we make our way heading back to Namche descending from the hamlet of Lumde. Crossing the hamlets of Yilajung, Taranga, and Dinjung, the journey continues its descent through the banks of Bhote Koshi as we once again enter the lush green forests filled with pine and fir trees. En route to Namche Bazaar, we also visit the acclaimed Thame Monastery in the settlement of Thame. After a brief study of the Sherpa culture at the monastery, we make our way to the Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche.
16: Trek to Lukla (2840m) 6-7 hrs.
On the final day of the trek, today, we descend back to Lukla. The trek is a pleasant one as we descend through the winding folds of Sagarmatha National Park which offers the trekkers an opportunity to enjoy varieties of floras and faunas exiting the national park. The final stretch of the trail takes us through the curvaceous hilly landscapes ending the journey back to the familiar city of Lukla which also concludes the trek. Overnight stay at Lukla.
17: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu
The day is an early one as we make our way to Kathmandu from Lukla. Taking on the thrilling airstrip of the region once again, we fly over the mesmerizing Himalayas and the illustrious Everest region. Back in Kathmandu, we head directly to the hotel freshening up from the long days of travel. With the activities of the day coming to a close you are free to head to the local markets. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
18: Spare Day (In case of Bad weather)
This day is allocated in case of bad weather as sometimes flights heading out of Lukla get pushed back or even canceled. If everything goes according to our plan the spare day will be your excursion day. You can take your time exploring the capital and various sites which attract a great number of visitors.
19: Final departure to your own destination.
Once again, Ace Vision Treks & Tours representatives will drop you back at the Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

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What's Include

  • All ground transfer as per itinerary
  • 4 Night Accomodation in kathmandu with Breakfast at Three star (3***) hotel
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with professional english speaking guide & Private vehicle
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Lodge or teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Sagarmathma National Park Permits
  • Rular Municipality Entrance Fees
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary & insurance
  • Welcome or farewell dinner
  • All governmental procedure

What's Exclude

 

  • Your Nepal visa.
  • You will require 2 passport size photos
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drink, cold drink, laundry
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Tips for trekking crews
  • Sightseeing and Monuments fees
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include sections

Equipment Lists

As per your destination to visit please kindly consult with Trekking Company for suitable equipment, once.

  • 1 pair of strong hiking/mountain boots
  • 1 pair of waterproof gaiters / over trousers
  • 1 sleeping bag (-IDC) / (-20)
  • 1 down jacket
  • 1 light water- and windproof jacket
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 torch or flashlight and spare batteries
  • 2 long sleeve cotton shirts
  • 1 medium-size towel
  • 1 pair of sports shoes/sandals
  • 2 pairs of light-weight trousers
  • 1 fleece / warm sweater
  • 2 T-Shirts
  • 2 pairs of light socks
  • 3 pairs of heavy wool socks
  • 1 warm hat
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 sun hat
  • Trekking poles (opt.)
  • Personal toiletries – soap/shampoo toilet paper, etc.
  • Pills or tools for water disinfection

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Everest Three Passes Trek

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  • USD 1499
  • Difficult
  • 19 Days
  • 5545m
  • B. L. D.
  • Hotel, Tea House
  • March-May, September-November

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