Everest Three Passes Trek (Nepal)


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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us” Tremendously popular, strenuous trekking route in Everest region is Everest Three Passes Trek. Passing the three pass namely Renjo La (5360m), Cho La (5420m) and Kongma La (5210m) is the most challenging trekking trail in the world. During Everest Three Passes trek, we will able to reach most of the astonishing trekking route of the Khumbu region. Jaw-dropping trek offers to explore the Sherpa cultures and their living style of Khumbu region, advances to explore the flora and faunas of Sagarmatha National Park and to views of mind-blowing mountain views including Mount Everest (8,848m.) and its neighboring ridge. Trek Nepal Himalayas trekking itinerary passes through Lukla, Namche Bazaar and all the way to Gokyo (5357m), Chola Pass, Kalapathar (5545m), Everest Base Camp and Island Peak (6189m). Exploring the stunning Lukla, Namche Bazaar (3440m), Khumjung village, traditional Sherpa villages and gompas (monasteries, scramble Khumbu Glacier, Chhukhung valley, Chhukhung Ri (peak), Gokyo Lake, remarkable landscape, glorious snow-capped mountains are the major attraction of Everest three pass trek.


Everest Three Passes Trek is favorable for those trekkers who have previous experience of outdoor activities in the Khumbu Region. We need to cross all passes of Everest region so you need to be prepared Physically and Mentally. It is one of the strenuous trekking in the world so, you must have travel and rescue insurance to conquer Everest three pass trekking in Khumbu region of Nepal. Travel and rescue insurance will help to minimize unseen circumstances during the trek. During the trek we are able to see almost Himalayan ranges of Khumbu Region such as Mount Everest(8848 M), Nuptse (7861 M), Lingtren (6749 m), Khumbutse(6665 M), Pumo Ri (7165 m), Kongma Tse (Mehra Peak 5820 M), Awe Peak (5245 M), Lobuche East (6119 M),  Makalu, Tengi Ragi Tau, Rolwaling ranges & Gyachung Kang, Ama Dablam and Cholaste etc. The spring and Autumn season is considered as the best trekking season to conquer Everest three pass trek.

Day 1: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft.) takes (40 min flight and 3 hours trek)        

After breakfast, we take an early scenic flight to Lukla, from where our trek begins. It will take about 40 min to reach stunning valley Lukla. After then we gear up for a short trekking to reach today&rsquos destination Phakding following Dudh Koshi the Dudh Koshi River &lsquoRiver of Milk&rsquo.  Overnight at Tea House.


Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m. /5-6 hours trekking/ 10km approx.) from Phakding

The second day of the trekking, take early breakfast and start hiking to Namche Bazar, as the height rises the trek gets exciting. On a clear day, you can see the glimpse of Mount Everest before reaching Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is known as the Sherpa Capital and is the last point to get the gears needed for the trekking. Overnight at Namche Bazar.


Day 3: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar

Explore Sherpa Capital. It is always better to have an acclimatization day in Namche Bazar which allows your body to adapt the thin air. You can also explore the Sherpa capital in the daytime. Overnight at the teahouse.


Day 4: Trek to Thame (3800m/4-5 hrs) from Namche Bazar

The stunning traditional Sherpa village is our next destination for this day. After breakfast, we will start to trek Thame (3800m) from Namche Bazar. It will take about 5 hours to reach Thame from Namche Bazar. Thame gompa is the another attraction of today`s trek. Overnight at Thame.


Day 5: Trek to Marlung (4137m/5-6 hrs) from Thame(3800 m)

After breakfast, we will start our trekking to astonishing place Marlung (4137m/5-6 hrs) from Thame(3800M).


Day 6: Trek to Lungdeng (4600m/4-5 hrs) from Marlung(4137 M)

After breakfast, we take ascend up the trail and walk through the deserted hillside to reach Lungdeng. After 5 hours strive walking we will reach Lungdeng (4600M) for overnight from Marlung (4137 M). The biggest glacier in the world named Ngazumpa glacier is the main attraction of this day.


Day 7:  Renjo- La Pass (5,465m) and trek to Gokyo Lake (4800m/6-7 hrs)

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Gokyo from Lungdeng. Today is your one of the toughest trekking day because we are going to cross Renjo la Pass. From Lungdeng we take ascent trail and slowly heads towards the pass. Gradually and carefully we will cross the pass, and upon we reach the top of the Renjo La we can enjoy the outstanding views.  From Gokyo lake, one can see shiny Mount Everest, lothse, Amadablam etc. Overnight at Gokyo.


Day 8: An acclimatization Day at  Gokyo

Explore the lakes around the Gokyo valley. Today you can also see the Ngazumpa Glacier, the biggest in the world. Enjoy exploring. Overnight at the teahouse.


Day 9: Trek to Thangnak.(4700m) from Gokyo

Before breakfast, you will hike up to Gokyo Ri to collect the mesmerizing view of the sunrise in the Himalayas including Everest and Makalu. After collecting the stunning views, you will trek back to Gokyo for the breakfast. Then after you will trek to Thagnak for the overnight. Overnight at the teahouse.


 Day 10: Dzongla.(4830m.)

Passing the Cho La(5330m) is the today`s target.  The challenging pass offers some stunning views of including an unusual aspect of Ama Dablam. The descent from the pass involves the crossing of a small glacier (usually snow covered) which is fairly straightforward. We descend steeply to the grazing pastures below, the trail becoming more defined as we approach Dzongla (4830m), where we stay tonight in a very small basic lodge.


Day 11: Trek to Lobuche.(4910m.) from Dzongla.(4830m.)

A fabulous place Labuche.(4910m.) is our today`s destination from the Dzongla(4830 M). A short ascent brings us to the foot of Awi Peak, which we contour round on a wonderful high trail with great views of Chalotse and Tawoche across the valley. After then we descend to catch the main trail again just below Labuche. One can explore breathtaking sunset view on Nuptse from the Labuche(4930 m). Overnight at Lobuche (4,930m).


Day 12: Trek to Gorak Shep.(5180m.) from Labuche.(4910m.)

The trail from Labuche climbs steadily by the side of the Khumbu Glacier, and after crossing glacier rubble we arrive at Gorak Shep (5180m), a summer yak-herder settlement situated at the foot of Kala Patta. Everest, Nuptse, Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Pumori etc. are the great Himalayan ridge we can explore during this day trip.


Day 13: Lobuche – Kongma La (5,535m) then to Dingboche (7 hrs trek)

This day we will first trek to Kongma La Base Camp via Khumbu Glacier then ascend up to Kongma Pass which is one of the tough trekking parts of the day. After successfully passing Kongma Lawe will then descend down to Dingboche via Imja and Chukung valley. Overnight at Dingboche.


Day 14: Trek to Monju.(2780m.) from Dingboche

Setting destination Monjo, Today we descend down to phungi thanga, follow the trail high above the Dudh Koshi river. Along the way, we have the last view of mountain Ama Dablam, Khan gets, and Tengboche monastery. Crossing Namche bazaar the path descends steeply down to the Dudh Kosi river with crossing a high bridge through Jorsale takes us at overnight place Monju.


 Day 15: Trek to Lukla.(2810m.) from Monju.(2780m.)

Today is our final day of Everest Three Passes trek. The stunning village Lukla is our today`s destination from the Monju.(2780m.). One can explore the Sherpa culture, tradition at Lukla. Overnight at hotel.


Day 16: A scenic flight to Kathmandu.(1334m.) from Lukla (2810 M)

You will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will have enough time for the last minute shopping. Overnight at the hotel.


  • Airport Pick & Drop
  • 2 Nights Kathmandu Accommodation in BB Basis
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Flight
  • Food & Accommodation during trekking
  • Guide
  • Porter
  • Permits & TIMS Card
  • All transports



  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel Rescue
  • Personal beverages
  • Personal Laundry
  • Tipping
  • Anything does not mention above
  • Walking sticks
  • Loose comfortable T-Shirts
  • Long sleeved shirts for sun protection
  • Trousers
  • An airtight bag is great for storing your dirty laundry!
  • Sleeping Bag, Down jackets
  • Sleeping bag liner &ndash either silk, cotton or fleece
  • WATER BOTTLES – please be able to carry 2 liters of water and have bottles that can handle boiling/hot water
  • A warm jacket and a fleece pullover
  • A thermal layer (shirt and pants)
  • Water and wind proof jacket
  • Water and wind proof trousers
  • Woolen or thermal gloves
  • Sun hat and sun glasses
  • Woolen or fleece hat
  • Scarf
  • Warm woolen socks
  • Comfortable and warm trekking boots
  • Gaiters ( if snows)
  • A comfortable day pack with adjustable waist and shoulder straps
  • Personal toiletries – shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, and travel towel etc.
  • Sunblock and lip balm
  • Personal first aid kit and any personal medications you need to take
  • Camera, music, and books
  • Rucksack for your clothes and other accessories
  • Head Torch
  • Batteries for a camera, torch etc.
  • A big smile for all and your sense of humor and adventure

Note: Almost branded trekking and Peak Climbing gears are available in Kathmandu to Purchase. Please do not hesitate to ask us if you would like some advice about where to go to get any trekking and climbing gears.

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