Everest Three Pass Trek

Duration
20 Days
Grade
Moderate (3)
Altitude
** m / ** ft
Service Level
Standard
Rating

Overview

This trekking is certainly a difficult and harder trek compare to Everest base camp trekking. But the view from high passess and Gokyo Lake will be amazing. This trekking will help you to discovering the gems of Everest khumbu region. We cross three highest passes in the Everest region including Kongma la pass (5535m), chola pass (5420m) and rengo-la pass (5340m) and trekking Everest base camp (5365m) kalapatthar trekking (5545m) and Gokyo Ri and Gokyo lake are amazing. This trek is better for the true adventure lover for a challenging trek to Everest region. This trek enables you to learn more about breathtaking mountains views, Sherpa villages, Sherpa lifestyle, Monasteries and so on. This challenging trekking of khumbu is also known as Everest high pass trek. It makes complete circuit from Namche gateway of Everest. You can do this trek either clockwise or anticlockwise. High level of fitness is required for this trekking. September to November and March to May is the best trekking season for this trek.
Everest Three Pass trek can be joined by any adventure lover who possess a good level of physical fitness and the ability to cross three high altitudes. In order to avoid rainfall and for clear views the best periods to undertake this trek are from mid April to May and from mid September to mid November. Join our Everest Three Pass Trek with Region Treks for creating some memorable moments that you would cherish in years to come.

Trip Highlights

Trip Itinerary

01 Day Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) and transfer to your hotel.

After arrival at Kathmandu International Airport an ‘Region Treks’s representative will take you to your hotel in town. You will be briefed about your trek and there will be time to walk around in the vicinity of the hotel. Evening meal. There will also be a chat regarding accommodation and meals during the trip.

02 Day Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu.

After breakfast we offer a guide for a tour of the Kathmandu valley with visits to the Pashupatinath Temples, Durbar Square and the Boudhanath Stupa. If preferred you can have a free day.

03 Day Flight to Lukla (2850m) & walk to Chaurikharka (2650m); approx. 1-2 hours.

After breakfast transfer to Kathmandu Airport for the half hour flight to Lukla: one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in the dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by giant peaks. After a brief rest we start the walk through Lukla with its many shops to the nearby village of Chaurikharka visiting a school and monastery on the way. Meeting staff and porters, evening meal and overnight stay in Buddha Lodge.

04 Day Trek from Chaurikharka to Monjo (2860m), approx. 5-6 hours.

After early breakfast we trek along the undulating trail up the marvelous Dudh Kosi valley with a break in Phakding. Onwards mainly uphill through various small settlements, across bridges and past tea houses to Monjo.

05 Day Monjo to Namche Bazar (3460m); approx. 4 hours.

Soon after breakfast we enter the Everest National Park (access formalities will be completed by your guide). The trail follows the Dudh Kosi crossing it several times to the Hillary Bridge festooned in prayer flags. There the steep and relentless climb to Namche begins; usually a rest is taken at the spot where Everest can be seen for the first time. Namche Bazar with its many shops, tea houses and hostels is the true heart of the Khumbu district.

06 Day Acclimatisation Day in Namche Bazar.

You have a choice to rest, stroll through the village or take part in an easy walk to Chor Camp and its museum with views to Everest and many other remarkable peaks.

07 Day Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft) {10km/ 5 – 6 hours}

We begin today’s trek on an easy trail to Phungi Thanga. From here we ascend towards Tengboche village, which is home to the largest monastery in the Everest region. The monastery is located within the Sagarmatha National Park and provides panoramic views of the highest mountains on earth including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse and Lhotse. We try to reach the monastery by 3:00 in the afternoon and may even be able to witness a religious Buddhist ceremony. Overnight in Tengboche. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

08 Day Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) {9km/ 5 – 6 hours}

We begin today’s trek by walking downhill and pass through lush forests filled with birch, conifers and rhododendron trees. We continue our trek with views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam to keep us company. The picturesque trail dips down to Debuche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. While walking the upper Pangboche , we get a more pristine view of the Himalayas and Pangboche Monastery. We move ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately climb up to Dingboche. The village is a beautiful windy settlement overlooked by chorten and prayer flags. Overnight at Dingboche. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

09 Day Dingboche Accliamtization day.

Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. We take a day hike to Nagarjun Hill for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam and others. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

10 Day Trek to climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m)14km.6 – 7 hrs:

Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 14km, 6 – 7 hours Our trail passes through stone-walled fields and Imjatse Khola valley before entering glacier moraines amidst towering Himalayas. The trail continues to Bibre, which is a yak herdsman place. From here, directly across the valley is the fantastic Ama Dablam and the Amphu Labsa mountains. The trail ahead is intersected by icy streams. We continue our walk for around half an hour and reach Chukung. After lunch, we begin our trek towards Chukung Ri. The climb to Chhukung Ri involves some easy scrambling near the summit. From the top, we can look directly across the valley for a fantastic view of Ama Dablam and Amphu Lapchha peaks. We descend back to Chukung to spend the night. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

11 Day Cross Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft) 10km 6 – 7 hrs:}

Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 10km, 6 - 7 hours We begin today’s trek very early in the morning to reach the highest part of the entire trip which is Kongma La pass. We can either take a trail over a hill, which is to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines or we can walk back to Bibre and trek on the trail above the Niyang Khola. The top of the pass is marked by cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. The final descent from the pass is the most difficult part of today’s journey. After climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Biggest Khumbu Glacier, which takes us to Lobuche. Overnight Stay at Lobuche. Trekking through Kongma La is optional. If You do not want to tackle the strenuous Kongma La Pass today and want to go directly to Lobuche from Chhukung as alternate route. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

12 Day Trek to Gorak Shep 5170m/16,961ft, visit Ebc 5364 m/17,594 ft. 13km. 6-7 hrs:

Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours Our trail moves along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Ahead on the trail we see the crest of the north ridge of Everest along with Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse and other mountains. A small ascent takes us to Thangma Riju. From here we admire panoramic views of the Himalayan vista. We ascend on a steep trail up to the top of Changri Glacier. As we reach GorakShep, we are surrounded by the Himalayas. After resting for a short while, we continue to Everest Base Camp. We pass through rocky dunes, moraines and streams before reaching the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest. From here we admire Nuptse, Khumbutse, Changtse and Pumori mountains. We trek back to Gorak Shep and spend the night.Alternatively, you can visit Kala Patthar today instead of the next day as many believe that the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more stunning than the sunrise view. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

13 Day Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft)7km. 8 – 9 hrs

Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 8 - 9 hours We start our trek to Kala Patthar early in the morning in order to catch remarkable views of the first light of the sun shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to be prepared for trekking in the dark and cold temperature (the temperature varies according to the season). Furthermore, there is always a chance for chilly winds which are quite common. As we continue our trek, familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Everest and Nuptse tower above us. After several hours of ascent, we will be on the top of Kala Patthar. The close-up view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks from Kalapathar is amazing. We enjoy the stunning Himalayan vista and descend to Lobuche where we stay the night. Those participants who will visit Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast to start early as Everest base camp hike takes longer than the hike to Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, both the groups will have lunch together.and trek back to lobuche Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

14 Day Trek from Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft) 6km.3 – 4 hrs:

From Lobuche we trek downhill on a trail alongside the KhumbuGlacier. Our trail splits into two and we choose the trail on our right. On the way You can better admire the view of the looming Awi Peak. We pass through a stupa and tombstones in the distance. After walking for a while we begin to ascend. During the ascent, we see Chola Tsho Lake nearby. We continue further and pass another lake which is lot smaller than the Chola Tsho Lake. We cross the Chola Khola on a bridge before reaching Dzongla. Overnight stay in Dzongla. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

15 Day Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) 6km 7 – 8 hrs:

Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6km, 7 - 8 hours As we gain height, the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south and Cholatse soars on the west. Climbing the incline is not easy; it is steep, but made worse by boulders over some of which we will have to scramble. The final climb to the Cho La can be a little tricky as the trail curves round a crevasse. The top of the pass is marked by prayer flags and cairns. Scenery of majestic peaks on all directions is breathtaking. Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak is not difficult. Our trail brings us to the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we see the second Gokyo Lake on the series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we spend the night. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

16 Day Explore day in Gokyo 3 – 4 hours

Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours We climb Gokyo Ri today and enjoy views of the incredible mountain vista. We can also tour the fourth Gokyo Lake today, which is only 3km north of the Gokyo Village. Next, continue trekking to the Fifth lake. The view from ‘Scoundrel's Viewpoint’, located at the edge of the 5th lake, is astonishing. Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu mountains and the huge Ngozumba Glacier are ours to admire. We trek back to Gokyo and spend the night. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

17 Day Trek to via Renjo La Pass5360m/17585ft 11km 7 – 8 hrs:

Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 11km, 7 - 8 hours You start the day early in the morning to complete the long day’s trek ahead. Our trail moves alongside Dudh Pokhari (lake) for a while. We walk for around two hours before descending towards the Renjo La pass. On the way we are rewarded with extravagant views of the Himalayan and Rolwaling ranges and others. Views from the Renjo La pass are much like that from Gokyo Ri with the third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We also get outstanding views of Mt. Everest from the top of the pass. Continuing on from the pass, our trail winds down a stone staircase and then moves over a loose scree to reach the south bank of Angladumba Tsho Lake. The prescence of ice on the trail while descending down can make our descent a bit hazardous. Along the way we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. We walk down a narrow valley with giant boulders to Lumde where there is a support lodge, but it is often closed. We walk almost for an hour from Lumde to get to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River. Overnight at Marlung. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

18 Day Trek from Marlung to Namche Bazaar {15km/ 5 – 6 hours}

The descent from Marulung to Thame follows a traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders. We cross the Bhote Koshi River and descend to Taranga. The trail continues to descend and we cross two bridges before reaching Thame. Overlooking Thame is its famous Gompa situated on a hill to the west. From here, we descend gradually on a trail that passes through a few small villages before reaching Namche Bazaar, which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. Overnight stay in Namche Bazar. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

19 Day Trek From Namche Bazaar to Lukla {19km/ 6 – 7 hours}

We begin our trek with a descent. As we continue our trek, we cross several bridges over the fast flowing DudhKoshi River and its tributaries. Now the trail has become more level and natural. On our trek we enjoy walking on open plains, through rhododendron and pine forests and enjoy distant views of the snow covered peaks. We walk through Sherpa villages noticing their impressive faith in Buddhism and the culture of prayer stones and prayer flags. After reaching Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Our long trek to the mountain and its high passes ends today. Overnight stay in Lukla. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

20 Day Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu {40 minutes flight}

After reaching Kathmandu as you like, either take a rest or enjoy a by souvenir shopping. In the evening, we'd like to celebrate your successful adventure with a farewell dinner. BB

21 Day Transfer to airport for final departure

After a memorable experience, we take you approximately 3 hours before to the airport for final departure. Thank you for your journey with Region Treks. On the way back to home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the beautiful country of Nepal.

Included in Our Price

  • Airport pickups and drop and from and to the airport by private or tourist vehicle according to program deal.
  • Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu - Lukla, and Lukla - Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee.
  • TIMS Fee (Trekkers Information Management System).
  • Farewell dinner (according to your cost).
  • Government taxes & office service charge.

Excluded from Our Price

  • International flight airfare and departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple entry tourist visa cost for 30 days by paying the US $ 40. Similarly, Multiple Entry Tourist Visa for 90 days by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos and cash for the Visa.).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain other than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance required for rescue and evacuation.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters (staff) and drive (well tipping is expected).

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