Everest three passes trekking is one of the toughest and exciting adventures in the Himalayas. Inclusion of three of the high Himalayan passes of Renjo La (5360 m), Cho La (5420 m) and Kongma La (5210 m) makes this trek exciting. Challenging yet rewarding Three passes trek in Everest is a 16 days trek around Everest trekking trails.
Apart the daringness, this trek offers to collect the best views of mountains like; Everest (8848.86 m.) Lhotse (8516 m) Lhotse East/Lhotse Shar(8382 m.), Makalu (8485 m), CHO Oyu (8188 m.). Likewise, Ama Dablam (6814 m) Pumori (7165 m) Nuptse (7861 m) Nuptse II (7827 m.) Nuptse Shar I/Nuptse East I (7804 m.) are also part of the trek. Furthermore, Nuptse West (7784m.), Nuptse East II (7776 m.), Nuptse Northwest (7742 m.), Nuptse East III (7695 m.) Thamserku (6618 m), Kangtega (6783 m.), Khumbila (5765m.), Nangkar Tshang (5616m.) etc.
Similarly, Gokyo valley offers to explore famous lakes of Gokyo valley. The lakes you will be visiting are Gokyo Cho (Dudh Pokhari), Thonak Cho, Gyazumpa Cho, Tanjung Cho, Ngojumba Cho, and Kyajumba Cho. Thonak Cho is the largest lake among them. Likewise, Everest three passes trekking also take you to Everest base camp. The ultimate dream of many travelers, you may find an easy task to hike to Everest base camp upon completing high passes trek. Inclusion of Kalapatthar will allow you to get the best sunrise view in the mountains.
Furthermore, 16 days Everest three passes trek also offers to explore the exciting villages of Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche. Whereas, Gokyo valley and Dingboche are wonderful to visit as well. Some of Buddhist monasteries of Tengboche, Pangboche and Dingboche are nice to visit. Similarly, wonderfully carved Mani walls, Buddhist prayer wheels and colorful prayer flags adds excitement in our trip.
Spring and Autumn season is considered as the best trekking season to conquer Everest three passes trekking. Among them, April and October are considered as best months for trekking.
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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.
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.
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.
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 another attraction of today`s trek. Overnight at Thame.
After breakfast, we will start our trekking to astonishing place Marlung (4137m/5-6 hrs) from Thame(3800M).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 (4,930 m).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.