Everest Three Passes Trekking is the ultimate trek and complete package for those looking for the hardest way to trek the Everest Region. However, with the right actual planning and psychological determination, it can really be a highly adventurous experience in which you really get away from the crowds and completely immerse yourself in the mountains. Everest Three Passes Trekking includes three passes of the Everest region that are: “Kongma La (5,535/18,159 ft), Cho La (5,420m/17,782ft), and Renjo La (5,340m/17,520ft)” these passes are also the challenging highlights of this trek. The three peaks Kalapathar (5,545 m), Gokyo Ri (5,483 m), and Chukung (5,550 m), and hiking to Everest base camp make these three passes trek most enduring and adventurous trekking destination.
19 days trip begins with an amazing flight to Lukla (the main entrance gate of the Everest three passes trek). This trek goes through several picturesque villages and fine valleys where you will get an opportunity to come closer with locals. You will learn about their unique lifestyle, practice, and culture in this extreme region. Settlements like Phakding, Chhukung, Tengboche, Dingboche, Namche Bazaar are part of this trek. Crossing these villages will likewise pass numerous mani walls, suspension bridges, gompas, petition wheels, flags, monasteries. This trek doesn't limit itself to mountain views and passes. Gokyo Lakes are also a part of this adventurous trek, these frozen lakes add a special feeling to an amazing experience of high passes trekking. Witnessing these lakes from a distance and crossing by their sides makes this trip more eventful.
Everest Three Passes Trekking is the most happening and challenging trek in Nepal. With ordinary trekking, one can become tired of exploring so many wonderful things in a single trek. Thus, in case you are an adventurous person who can take all of the challenges and beautiful things of this trek, this is the journey that you are missing out on. Exploring the lifestyle of the local Sherpa people and enjoying the beautiful view of the Everest region is as exciting as it sounds.
|Day 01:||Arrive in Kathmandu - Altitude: 1,400 m|
|Day 02:||Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley|
|Day 03:||Fly to Lukla - Altitude: 2,804 m and Trek to Phakding - Altitude: 2,610 m | Trek: 3 hours|
|Day 04:||Namche Bazaar - Altitude: 3,441 m | Trek: 5.5 hours|
|Day 05:||Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day|
|Day 06:||Thame - Altitude: 3800 m/12540 ft | Trek: 5/6 hours|
|Day 07:||Lumde - Altitude: 4380 m/14455 ft. | Trek: 5/6 hours|
|Day 08:||Gokyo (4,790 m) via Renjo-la Pass - Altitude: 5360 m/17685 ft. | Trek: 6/7 hours|
|Day 09:||Thangna - Altitude: 4,500 m | Trek: 4 hours|
|Day 10:||Cross Cho La pass (5,300 m) and Trek to Dzongla (4,710 m) | Trek: 7 hours|
|Day 11:||Gokarshep - Altitude: 5,140 m m | Trek: 4-5 hours|
|Day 12:||Everest Base Camp (5357m/17678 ft), back to Gorakshep | Gorakshep: 5140 m/16960 ft | Trek: 6/7 hrs|
|Day 13:||Kalapatthar (5550 m/18315 ft) , trek back to Lobuche (4910 m/16203 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs|
|Day 14:||Chhukung (4750 m/15675 ft) via Kongma-la pass(5535 m/18265 ft.) | Trek: 6/7 hrs|
|Day 15:||Tengboche - Altitude: 3,860m | Trek: 4/5 hrs|
|Day 16:||Namche - Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft | Trek: 4/5 hrs|
|Day 17:||Lukla - Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft | Trek: 4/5 hrs|
|Day 18:||Fly to Kathmandu - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft | Flight: 30 minutes|
|Day 19:||Departure Transfer - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft|
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu - Altitude: 1,400 m
Today the first day of our trip, we send our organization agents to pick you up at Tribhuwan International Airport. You will be warmly welcomed with greetings and shifted towards tourist standard inn. We additionally plan a gathering at our office for instructions and regards for a trek. Today we host welcome dinner in appreciated Nepalese local restaurant, where you can enjoy cultural dance and music with great Nepali food.
Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu valley itself is able to capture major attractive cultural and historical sites. Today we step forward for sightseeing some historical spots; Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) which are on UNESCO World Heritage Site. After spending some hours to inspect these spots, we return back for finalizing our trekking equipment, which is required during our trek. On the second day, we spend our night at the same hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla - Altitude: 2,804 m and Trek to Phakding - Altitude: 2,610 m | Trek: 3 hours
Today is the first day to be ready for our walk. We will be shifted towards Tribhuwan International Airport by our private comfort vehicle to load up an early morning flight towards Lukla. (30 to 35 minutes) flight over high white Himalayas will finally land at Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla. After stepping Lukla, we meet with our crew members and start our quick bag packing and arrangements to develop our walk forward. Walking 4 hours through the downhill and flat trail leaving Lukla reaches Phakding for stay overnight.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar - Altitude: 3,441 m | Trek: 5.5 hours
Today we aim to step Namche Bazaar before leaving Phakding. Triggering our trek forward, we move towards Monjo (Sagarmatha National Park stop) crossing several settlements and few suspension bridges. On achieving Sagarmatha National Park, guide deals with fundamental National stop customs at the entrance while you can enjoy tea houses and shops there. Starting trek through the vertical drop down the slope will offer a couple of suspension bridges and this trail leads uphill towards Namche Bazaar to spend a night there.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
As we are on the height above 3,400 m, acclimatization is very important before stepping additional elevation so we don’t develop our trek but stay active and we plan to visit nearby village Khumjung or hike up to Sherpa settlement on Thame. Leisure time can be utilized by visiting the National park head office, Museum or monasteries throughout Namche Bazaar. We spend this night at the same lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Thame - Altitude: 3800 m/12540 ft | Trek: 5/6 hours
Sixth-day early morning leaving traditional Everest base camp route, clockwise flat trail drops to Phurte crossing Gongla joined by various religious communities and chortens. Passing Thesebu River, we climb up towards Thamo and after exploring Thamo town there we ascend the trail along crossing the suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi River to reach Thame. For remaining hours, we explore Thame village and stay overnight there.
Day 07: Lumde - Altitude: 4380 m/14455 ft. | Trek: 5/6 hours
Leaving Thame, our trail follows the south bank of Bhote Koshi River along we climb up Marulung passing few suspension bridges, little settlements, short and long mini walls, religious communities, Monasteries and Mane in the way. On crossing a bridge of Marulung, we follow north bank of Bhote Koshi River and start to walk towards uphill to Lumde through the dry valley. We spend this night at lodge in Lumde.
Day 08: Gokyo (4,790 m) via Renjo-la Pass - Altitude: 5360 m/17685 ft. | Trek: 6/7 hours
Today, our trail takes us to the principal goal of the trek Renjo La (5,360 m). Walk is quite difficult and the way is very tricky. Walking upward about one and a half hours, we reach the base of Renjo La pass and walk comes to be comparatively easy. From here we develop our step forward to cross out the first tough pass of our trip along with move continuously towards Gokyo Lake. We walk up to the rigid to enjoy the amazing view of the largest Glaciers of Himalayas and stay overnight there after stepping Gokyo.
Day 09: Thangna - Altitude: 4,500 m | Trek: 4 hours
Quitting lake behind, we start our trek early morning because the sunny days melt the ice and make the trial more slippery and difficult to walk so we need to cross Ngozumba glacier (largest glacier of Himalayas) before the sun grows stronger. After passing huge glacier following its bank we slightly descend towards Dragnag along after stepping our aimed destination we sight nearby hills and spent our overnight there.
Day 10: Cross Cho La pass (5,300 m) and Trek to Dzongla (4,710 m) | Trek: 7 hours
Today we step second aimed destination point of your trek, Chola Pass (5,420 m). Walking through the vertical trail along a little stream crossing Chola Phedi, trail drops us down to the base of Chola pass along walking with little struggle and tricky steps through lofty rough trial takes us to the highest point of Chola pass. Flattering praying flags, wonderful view of Gokyo valley are really breathtaking offers from the top along after some moment, we descend following the icy and rocky trail which takes us to Dzongla and further descends to Dughla for overnight.
Day 11: Gokarshep - Altitude: 5,140 m m | Trek: 4-5 hours
Spitting Dughla, we begin our easy downhill walk until we meet traditional Everest base camp route and crossing Thokla pass, we keep on ascending towards Lobuche. Following the west bank of Khumbu glacier, we start walking upward till Lobuche pass. After crossing this pass, we meet the junction point of two glaciers and converges to Khumbu Glacier along we walkthrough across this glacier to meet our aimed destination Gokershep for overnight.
Day 12: Everest Base Camp (5357m/17678 ft), back to Gorakshep | Gorakshep: 5140 m/16960 ft | Trek: 6/7 hrs
Today we head towards Everest base camp leaving trail to Kalapathar. Catching the rigid of Khumbu glacier, we hike towards base camp and after stepping there we will be offered by best greed of colorful Buddhist prayer flags and 360° view from height with many high snowy mountains. We spent some hours exploring the views and areas there and walk back down towards Gokarshep. Leisure time will be wasted by exploring Gokarshep and we spent our twelfth night there in Gokarshep.
Day 13: Kalapatthar (5550 m/18315 ft) , trek back to Lobuche (4910 m/16203 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs
Though our aimed destination is Lobuche, early morning we walk up for two hours towards Kalapathar view point before sunrise to catch the stunning color changing view of Kalapathar by first sunrays of the day along that we enjoy many eye catching views of tall mountains before heading down towards Gokarshep and continuously we walk from Gokarshep to reach Lobuche for overnight stay.
Day 14: Chhukung (4750 m/15675 ft) via Kongma-la pass(5535 m/18265 ft.) | Trek: 6/7 hrs
Today leaving Lobuche crossing the icy trail through Khumbu glacier, we develop our walk towards highest pass (Kong ma la pass – 5,535 m). Being trial slippery and icy, it is tough to climb Kong ma la pass along there are crises of water resources too. After enjoying view from the top, we step down to the junction of Everest three pass trail and Island peak trek trial along form there we head towards Island peak trail crossing Nuptse glacier to step Chukung. We spend this night at lodge in Chukung.
Day 15: Tengboche - Altitude: 3,860m | Trek: 4/5 hrs
Today leaving Island peak trial behind, we walk downhill to meet Everest three pass trekking trail again. Continuing the trail through Imja Khola, we cross many suspension bridges, flat trials, small Sherpa settlements and pleasing forests to step Dengboche and after short walk quitting Dengboche, we reach Tengboche for stay overnight.
Day 16: Namche - Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft | Trek: 4/5 hrs
A steep descend from Tengboche passing through pleasing pine and rhododendron forest will takes us to the bottom of the hill to cross a suspension bridge that offers Phunke Tenga. From here, we develop our trek upward through Juniper forest to reach Khumjung and we explore the village before continuing trek from here. Certain walk from this village gives Namche Bazaar to spent night.
Day 17: Lukla - Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft | Trek: 4/5 hrs
This is our last day of walk to Lukla. Starting our trek downhill towards the junction point of Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River along crossing the bridge, Monjo is steeped. As before, after handling the formulations and considerations on a checkpoint, we move forward by passing numerous suspension bridges and pleasing forests to step Phakding. From Phakding 3 to 4 hours walk offers Lukla.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft | Flight: 30 minutes
This comes to be the moment for leaving the Himalayas. All the Airport formalities and porters are managed by the guide. Especially flight schedules is planned in morning hours so we catch our morning scenic flight over the Himalayas towards Kathmandu for 30 to 35 minutes. Our private luxurious vehicle will be awaiting your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport to transfer you towards the fine standard hotel.
Day 19: Departure Transfer - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft
Last day managing your time, you can go out shopping to collect gifts for friends and family members. We help you with your necessary arrangements along our private vehicle will be there to transfers you to the airport focusing departure hour. Well-wishers and representatives will be there with greetings to wish your safe steps ahead.