Everest Three Passes Trek

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Everest Three Passes Trek
Trip Duration 16 Days
Max-Altitude 5465
Group Size 1-15
Start & End Point Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Difficult
Best Season Spring and Autumn
Trip Price
US$ 1980
US$ 1890 Per Person
Trip Introduction

Overview of Everest Three Passes Trek

The Everest Three Passes Trek offers an unrivalled journey that takes trekkers through the heart of the Himalayas and across some of the highest mountain passes in the world. This trekking route promises awe-inspiring views and an experience that embraces the raw beauty of the rugged terrain.

Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Everest Three Passes Trek

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

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’s destination Phakding following Dudh Koshi the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight at Tea House.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

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

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

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.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

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

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

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

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

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) overnight from Marlung (4137 M). The biggest glacier in the world, named Ngazumpa glacier, is the main attraction of this day.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Gokyo from Lungdeng. Today is one of the most challenging trekking days because we will cross Renjo la Pass. From Lungdeng, we take an ascent trail and slowly head towards the pass. Gradually and carefully, we will cross the key, and when 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.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

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.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

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 breakfast. Then you will trek to Thagnak for the overnight. Overnight at the teahouse.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

Passing the Cho La(5330m) is today`s target. The challenging pass offers some stunning views 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 tiny basic lodge.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

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

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

The trail from Labuche climbs steadily by the side of the Khumbu Glacier, and after crossing glacier rubble we arrive at Gorak Shep (5180 m), a summer yak-herder settlement situated at the foot of Kala Pattar. Then extend the walk to Everest base camp. Upon exploring Everest base camp, you will retrace back to Gorakshep for the night. Everest, Nuptse, Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Pumori etc. are the great Himalayan ridge we can explore during this day trip.

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Meals Breakfast

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 to Dingboche via Imja and Chukung valley. Overnight at Dingboche.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
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Setting destination Monjo, Today we descend 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.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

Today is our final day of the 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.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
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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.

Added Insights


What's Included?

  • Two times airport pick and drop off by a private vehicle
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu), including airport taxes. If airlines change flight destination to Ramechap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechap- then transportation is included too.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trekking as per itinerary. (The rooms will be on a sharing basis and will not have an attached bathroom). If you want to upgrade, then let us know at the time of booking. (Still no attached rooms available in Lobuche and Gorakshep. Likewise, there are limited options in Tengboche, too).
  • Meals during the trekking (3 meals a day)
  • Government-licensed English-speaking trek leader. 1:8 ratio.
  • Assistant guide(s) if there are more than 8 trekkers in a group (1:9 ratio).
  • Porter to help trekkers’ luggage. 2 trekkers will share 1 porter. The max weight limit for a porter- is 20 kg (10 kg per trekker, weight limit). You can store non-essential items in the Kathmandu hotel for free.
  • Guide(s), assistant guide(s) and porter (s) wages, their meals, insurance, lodging, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment as well.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit fees
  • Fresh (seasonal fruits)- every evening after dinner.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Trek completion Certificate after successful trekking
  • All government taxes and fees

What's Excluded?

  • International flight costs
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (more at: https://treknepalhimalayas.com/nepal-visa-information/)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 10 kg per Person) on the trek
  • Food and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boiled bottled water, hot (Tea/ Coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery recharge fee, extra porters, etc.) during the trekking.
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (recommended)
  • Tipping (Guide, assistant guide, porter)
  • Any additional costs incurred beyond our control, like landslides, weather, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • Anything is not mentioned in the inclusion list.
Good to Know

Essential Information - Everest Three Passes Trek

Experience the Everest Three Passes Route

The Everest Three Passes Route leads trekkers through the Solu-Khumbu region’s lush forests and traditional Sherpa villages, starting with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trekking route includes three high passes: Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters), Cho La Pass (5,420 meters), and Renjo La Pass (5,390 meters), each offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. The journey concludes at the base camp of Mount Everest, a humbling moment standing in the presence of the world’s highest peak.

Everest Three Passes Trek: Costs, Accommodation, and Guide

The Everest Three Passes Cost US$ 2300 per person. The price includes a comprehensive 16-day itinerary from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, Sagarmatha National Park and Pasang Lhamu Municipality Entrance fees, and Teahouse accommodation. With Trek Nepal Himalayas Pvt Ltd, you will have the guidance of highly experienced trekking guides to ensure your safety and enjoyment throughout the adventure.

Understanding the Everest Three Passes Difficulty

The Everest Three Passes Difficulty level is demanding due to the high altitudes and challenging terrain. However, with the proper preparation and pace, most trekkers with a good fitness level can complete this awe-inspiring trek.

Prepare for Everest Three Passes Trekking

Physical and mental preparation is vital to tackling the Everest Three Passes Trek. Regular exercise, altitude acclimatization, cardiovascular conditioning, endurance training, equipment training, and mental preparation are all part of the comprehensive plan needed to ensure success on this trek. Consulting with a doctor before embarking on the journey is highly recommended to ascertain your readiness for the challenges ahead.

Trek Itinerary: A Journey Through Majestic Peaks

The 16-day Everest Three Passes Itinerary offers an immersive experience in the unique culture and traditions of the Sherpa people, takes you through lush forests and high-altitude terrain, and offers unparalleled views of the majestic Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.

Discovering the Spiritual Heart of the Khumbu Region: Tengboche Monastery

Visiting the iconic Tengboche Monastery is integral to the Everest Three Passes Trek. A spiritual centre for the Sherpa community, this Buddhist monastery offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Mount Everest, and serves as a rich cultural highlight on this adventure.

Choose the Best Everest Three Passes Season

The ideal Everest Three Passes Season for trekking is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the weather is generally clear with mild temperatures, good visibility, and the trail is dry. Avoid the monsoon and winter seasons, as they present challenges like muddy trails, poor visibility, and extreme temperatures.

Everest Three Passes Trek: A Once-in-a-lifetime Adventure

The Everest Three Passes Trek is not just a journey but a life-changing experience, a test of endurance, and an opportunity to embrace the majestic beauty of the highest mountains in the world. With the proper preparation and mindset, it’s an adventure you won’t soon forget.
So pack your bags and embark on this extraordinary journey with the best Everest Three Passes Agency, Trek Nepal Himalayas Pvt Ltd, for an unforgettable Himalayan adventure.

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