Three Passes Trek to Everest Region s

Key Information

21 Days
Max People: 8
Max. Altitude : 5420 m
Activity : Trekking
Start - End : Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
Transportation :
Trip Season : March to May & September to November
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The Three passes trek is an exhilarating adventure in the mountains of Nepal. It includes the most popular trekking trails of the Everest region as exploring unique gems of the Khumbu valley. Especially three major passes are the prime destination of this trek such as Kongma La Pass (5535m/18159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17782ft), and Renjo La Pass (5340m/17520ft) and place your feet in Everest Base Camp.

During the three passes trek you will enjoy the Himalayan typical cultures of the Sherpa people, also have a chance to climb to Kalapathar and Gokyo Ri main vantage of the best view for Mt. Everest and other mountains of the Mahalangur Himalayan range. Significantly this trek leads you to the remote and untouched Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa of Marlung, and the monastery countryside of Thame.

Three passes trek of the Everest region is an ideal adventure in your lifetime experience, truly fulfills the challenging passion for trekking in the Everest region of Nepal beyond three high passes in the world. Cho La Pass trek is another option available if you want to do a less difficult trek then three passes including Gokyo Valley. This trailblazing trek over the Khumbu region famous for the wilderness walking in the lap of higher mountains in the world gives you the real feeling of the wild trek with high spirit in the top elevation in the universe.

The venture covers its flat land uphill, loser rock trails, snowy glaciers filled you happiness, and sometimes tears in your eyes. People also talk about peace and spiritual feeling in their hike in the three passes trek because of fewer people or no trekkers meet on the track. It is really the right way to escape from the crowded to calmly touch to the natural vibration of Mother Nature of high passes.

Though three passes trek somehow difficult than other trekking trails in the Khumbu province but provide you extra adventure experience in your life journey. Twilight on top of the glistering mountains is another amalgamation of the sky and the earth takes you horizon of the cliff and deep into the glaciers, makes feel you are flying over paradise.

The epic journey over three passes of the Everest region begins from the ancient city of Kathmandu. In the meantime twenty-five minutes breathtaking flight to Lukla, Tenzing Hillary airport covers the outstanding views of the Himalayan series in the Zenith and typically villages in the down acreages. The trail past through the typical Sherpa villages in the overland, Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Dingboche, and Gokyo villages are the prime settlement of Sherpa ethnic group in this route. The hike relatively easy up to Dingboche and then walking starts quite arduous up to Kongma La Pass.

The adventure past through the well-known trail to Everest Base Camp offers your challenging part of the trail. Another day you start your journey tor Kalapathar is the vantage point to see the extraordinary views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Lola, Change, Pumori, Khumbutse including Khumbu Icefall and EBC. After breakfast in the Gorakshep your another tough journey to Cho La Pass is starting from Dzongla. Wake up early in the morning cross the verdant of lush green grass and track goes steeply up to Cho La Pass. You get the award to see the outstanding panorama from the top of the Cho La Pass. Then steep down the Thanknak and start another day to Gokyo Lakes by another day.

Travelers are exciting by the exceptional view of deep green lakes of Gokyo third lake and Ngozumba Glacier as you can rest as well. Climbing Gokyo Ri by further day and same day Pass the Renjo La is the truly awe-inspiring travel. This is the ancient route used by the Tibetan traders via Nang Pa La reach Thame then cross over In Marlung for the night stay. Eventually our journey complete in Lukla and fly to Kathmandu by the following day. Enjoy your other rest days visiting in the sites of Kathmandu valley.
Safety Purpose
Three Passes to Everest Region is not easy as other trekking routes of Everest. But it means it is not that much tough one couldn’t do. It is sure High Mountain trekking needs much preparation before starting. We suggest you research enough when you prepare to begin Three Passes. Get up early and start the hike up to pass. It is better to have altitude medicine as may get altitude sickness in the higher area of the trail. Heavy snowfall hinders your track so you must pay attention and carefully follow the guide. Be aware of rock falling in the loser rock area. Do enough exercise to make your body fit for the trip.


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Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu (Tribhuwan International Airport)
Our airport representative will welcome in the airport with warm greetings put by the garland in your neck and transfer to Hotel by private vehicle. Our staff explains about following days' programs. You can rest and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02 – Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley tour.
Our well experienced knowledgeable guide leas you World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar square, Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple) Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple and surroundings. Kathmandu Durbar squares mostly famous for the living goddess of Kumari and its unique Newari art and architectures made in the Malla Reign. On the other hand, Pashupatinath temple is the biggest Hindu temple and many Hindus come to worship in different festivals like, Shibharatri and Teej are the special days to visit Pashupatinath Temple. Another attraction of this site is the cremation system of dead bodies and Sadhus in the area. Strictly prohibited for foreigners to the entrance in the temple, Boudhanath stupa is the Buddhist site where you can see the huge stupa perhaps it is the biggest stupa in the world. Many monks come to visit this place. In addition, Swaymbhunath stupa is another Buddhist site located in the hillock. Best spot to view the Kathmandu valley, jungle, and mountains on the horizon.

Day 03 – Fly to Lukla and trek up to Phakding (2652m 8699ft) Duration: 3 hours
Early in the morning transfer to domestic airport for Lukla flight. 25 minutes a scenic flight is the lifetime experience adventurous journey as the airfield is quite shorter situated in the lap of Himalayas. After LandingTenzing Hilary airport the trek heading towards green landscape and view Kusum Kangaroo. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast lunch and dinner included.

Day 05 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours
After breakfast, we start trek to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest region trek. Walking goes along the Dudhkosi river crisscross over several suspension bridges. As we take our national park entry permit in the national park office in Monjo and follow rocky trails and go steep up for 2 hours to reach Namche Bazaar and you will have the first glimpse of Mt. Everest and other beautiful mountains of Khumbu valley. Namche Bazaar is the main trading center in the Himalayan habitats. It is also the junction of all trekking routes beyond the Everest region. Tibetan people used to take their goods to Namche and sell to Locals. It is the biggest Himalayan market where you can find all kinds of trekking gears, books, and handicrafts. So you stay two nights in the Namche Bazaar.

Day 05 Acclimatization day, Namche Bazaar to Everest View Hotel – Return
This is the day for acclimatization with altitude. We start our hike up to the Everest view hotel. Hike steeply up to Syngboche airport is the highest airport in the world. Then continue to walk towards Everest view hotel for the outstanding scenery of Everest and surrounding mountains such as Mt. Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache, Thamserku and many more. On the way back visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa cultural museum. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 06 – Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours
The way is easy to trek up to Kyngjima as it is flat then decent deep into the Dudh Kosi valley at Phungki Thangna. After here way start steeply up to Tengboche crossing by the dense forest of alpine and rhododendron. Tengboche monastery is the main attraction of the Everest province. It is the Buddhist spiritual center of Khumbu. Your eyes encounter at the pinnacle of Everest and its neighboring mountains. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 07 – Trek to Dingboche(3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours 
Trek down through beautiful forests then cross the Imja Khola over the suspension bridge and trek up to Pangboche (3900m) unique typical village of Sherpa settlement. There we can see a more fabulous view of the mountains very close. The hike continues to pastureland of the Somari track cross by the small stream and walking little up leads you to the verdant of Dingboche Valley in the lap of Himalayas know as the ‘Summer Valley’. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 08 – Dingboche to Nagarjun hill (5100m/16728ft) and return
Hike steeply up to Nagarjun hill is your second day of acclimatization day. You need to walk around six hours of trekking to step in the altitude of 5100m. Most importantly to climb up to Nagarjun hill to achieve the goal to see astounding scenic varieties of Mount Amadablam face to face and Mt Lhotse, Tabwache, Cholatse, Island peak, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Khangtega and Thamserku in the Zenith. After short rest and taking pictures return down to the Dingboche. Return down to Dingboche takes only around 2 hours as it is easy to descend. When you get Dingboche then take lunch you should take well-deserved rest, in the afternoon temperatures rapidly change after sunset might be too cold. You need to keep warm your body from catching a cold. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 09 – Trek to Chhukung (4750m) Duration: 4 hours
After breakfast, we walk towards Island peak base Chhukung. Trek goes along the Imja Khola valley sublime alpine landscapes with the grassy landmark. Onwards to Chhukung you will see the spectacular views of Island peak, Lhotse, Amadablam and peak 38. Chhukung is the magnificent spot to explore the glacier and massive snow icefall. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 10 – Trek to Lobuche (4940m) via Kong Ma La Pass (5535m) 8 hours trek
This is the very tough day from Chhukung to Lobuche. As we need to cover high pass walking steep up from Chhukung to Kong Ma La top. You need to wake up early and need to take breakfast and go with pack lunch. There are no tea houses on the way and you need to ascend with your speed limitation as in the high if you walk faster than you will get easily tired may have high chances of altitude sickness. Hike start by Chhukung and need to cross the glacier track may erase by snow need to careful. In brief, reaching to the top there is the monument of stones rolling in prayer flags is the mark of the pass. Finally, we cross the Khumbu glacier then walk up to Lobuche. Overnight stay at tea house breakfast, lunch dinner included.

Day 11 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) via Gorakshep (5181m) Duration: 8 hours
Trek to Everest Base Camp after breakfast. The trail goes through the flat landmark and up to the Gorakshep walking by the rocky trails. You will be very excited about the thrilling views of the Everest mountain series. After reach in the Gorakshep Check-in tea house and eat lunch and then step your feet upwards to Everest Base Camp. After a couple of hours, we will get Everest Base Camp, there is not much elevation up and down and combined with altitude is the portion which journey makes worthy. Enjoy the views of the Khumbu Icefall in the base point of Everest expeditions begins. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 12 - Hiking to Kalapathar (5545m/18188ft) – Gorakshep – Dzongla(4830m/15840ft) Duration:7 hours
Early in the morning wake up and hike up to Kalapathar (5545m/18188ft) the best vantage to see the Mt. Everest and the awesome Himalayan range. Finally, trek down to Gorakshep eats breakfast and hike set towards Dzongla. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 13 – Trek to Thanknak (4700m/15415ft) via Cho La Pass (5420m/17780 ft) Duration: 7 hours
Wake up early morning and trek up to Cho La Pass crossing by the meadow and walk steep rocky trails. You need to walk over the glacier in the pass can see the blue Ice there on the top. It is better to cross before noon as after the afternoon it is windy and sunny may fall the rock need to careful. Down wards to Thanknak crosses the looser rocky trails really the adventure trip. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast lunch and dinner included.

Day 14 – Trek to Gokyo Lake (4790m/15715ft) Duration: 2-3 hours
After breakfast trek to Gokyo crossing over Ngozumba glacier (the larger glacier of Nepal 36 kilometers long). Gokyo village is located on the lap of Cho Oyu in the bank of emerald Gokyo's third lake. You eat your lunch in Gokyo and explore the Lake (Dudh Pokhari). Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.  

Day 15 – Hike up to Gokyo Ri (5483/19083ft) and back to Gokyo Lake, duration 3-4 hours
Early in the morning hike up to Gokyo Ri. As you need to steep walk for 3 hours to step in the top and witness the extraordinary views of Mt. Everest, Cho- Oyu, Ngozumba glacier, Nuptse in returns. All the panorama view by the vantage of Gokyo Ri are worthy enough in your lifetime experience. Overall journey over Gokyo valley provides you the stunning views of mighty Himalayas of Mahalangur Mountain range. Actually, this day is for the acclimatization and goes around the valley. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Day 16 – Trek to Lumde (4300/14104ft) via Renjo La pass (5340m/17843ft) Duration: 7 hours
We start our journey to Lumde quite early and set steps towards Renjo La pass. It is an exciting journey to Renjo La, the scenery the same as the scene from Gokyo Ri, such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and many more. This is the exciting journey descend into the remote northern valley there, access is restricted and the landscape is progressive goes to the Tibetan valleys beyond the China border. The trip leads you descending through Nangpa La pass have the chance to meet Tibetan traders descending with their caravan of Yaks with goods. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 17 – Trek to Thame (3800m/13464ft) Duration: 4 hours
After breakfast descends to Thame have more glistering snow peaks in your eyes. There may be a chance to meet Tibetan traders walking along the track and take pictures of a rare lifestyle. Over 150 meters Thame monastery is located a picturesque monastery set by the home of many monks and laypeople. This is the site celebration of the Mani Rimdu festival in the spring held every year in May. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 18 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 4 hours
We continue walking down after breakfast following the flat land and descending to first place Thamo after heading towards Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 19 – Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
Trek step down after breakfast continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain Sherpa settlement Lukla and trek almost end here. Overnight stay at the guest house, breakfast lunch and dinner included.

Day 20 – Fly back to Kathmandu
25 - Minutes exceptional scenic fly back to Kathmandu. After land in Kathmandu's domestic airport, we will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel, breakfast included.

Day 21 – Farewell
This day you can visit around the local market of Thamel and Ason and can do shopping as per your interest, like handicraft, cashmere shawl and Pashmina are available. In the evening transfer to Tribhuwan International airport and fly back to your home.


Three Passes Trek to Everest Region

Helena Troy

April 25, 2019 at 10:46 am

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Helena Troy

April 25, 2019 at 10:46 am

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