Everest Three Pass Trek

Everest Three Pass Trek
17 Days

Everest Three Pass Trek is real challenging trekking routes in the Khumbu region of Nepal which are also known as the unique gem of the Everest region. We follow the ancient route that will take you through tiny villages, across high mountains passes, and through the remote valleys, villages, and monasteries. This trekking region is also known as the home of world highest Mount Everest. It is designed for that trekker who is looking for more adventurous and challenging mountain holidays. This route offers the ultimate and complete trekking experience in the Everest trekking region. The trekking is strenuous and you have to be in good physical fitness together previous mountain experience of the Himalayan. This trekking offers natural grandeur of world’s high altitude place with magnificent views of towering mountains. While traveling in this route we will enter in the Sagarmatha National park which is the home of many rare plants, birds, and animals. In this route, you will offer the finest experience of culture, nature, and adventure. We will pass through the three highest pass of this region which includes Cho La pass, Khongma La pass, and Renjo La pass.

Everest Three Pass Trek starts from the Lukla after 30 minutes scenic flight from the Kathmandu valley. The major attractions of this route are the Mt Everest and the warm and friendly hospitality of the Sherpa people in this region. This trek is also introducing trekkers to the remote and untouched Nangpa La valley, the Sherpa village of Marlung and the monastery village of Thame. In this trekking route, Namche Bazaar is the gateway of the expedition’s route to mighty Mt Everest. As the trekking trails go through Sherpa village, the trekker can also observe the authentic lifestyle of mountain people. The season between February to May and October to November is considered as the best season for trekking in this route of this region. A great place to enjoy and experience the high altitude adventure with Journey Nepal Adventure on this awesome trekking route with Best Trekking Guide only the sound of crackling and movement of ice and glacier and howling cold wind and breeze with enough high altitude bright sun during the daytime.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft) 3 – 4 hours

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft) 5 – 6 hours

Day 04:  Rest day in Namche Bazaar

Day 05:  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft) 5 – 6 hours

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 – 6 hours

Day 07:  Acclimatization in Dingboche

Day 08: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft) 4 – 5 hours

Day 09: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft) 6 – 7 hours

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), 6-7 hours

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar then Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft 8 – 9 hours

Day 12: Dzongla to cho-la Pass (54,83m/18,093 ft) to Gokyo. 8 – 9 hours

Day 13: Gokyo to Renjola Pass (5360m/17,688 ft) to Marlung (4210m) 7 – 8 hours

Day 14:  Marlung to Namche Bazzar. (3,438m/11,280 ft) 7 – 8 hours

Day 15: Namche Bazaar to lukla 5-7 hours

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 17: Final Departure

Details Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Journey Nepal Adventure will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit office Journey Nepal Adventure In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Journey Nepal Adventure. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in  Kathmandu.

Included meals: Dinner

 Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft) 3 - 4 hours trek

During the 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), we enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating on a hillside surrounded by high mountainous peaks. At Lukla, a gateway destination from where our trek begins, we meet our other crew members and begin packing and arranging with them. From Lukla, we start trekking. At one hour’s gradual descent, we will be at a Cheplung village from where we have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900ft), a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, we then gradually descend until we reach Phakding and spend the night.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft) 5 - 6 hours

Today, we start from Phakding and walk across the river to trek all the way through the area of rhododendron, blue pine forest and more which is really superb experience especially during the spring. We go crossways to the DudhKosi at Benkar and take pleasure from the scenes of snow-topped mountains KusumKanguru (6,369 m.), Thamserku (6,623 m.) and so on.  The way then becomes fairly difficult and includes a perpendicular climb to Namche Bazaar.  You will now walk through upstream on flat land, on the bank, to the fusion point of the DudhKoshi and BhoteKoshi rivers.  After crossing one of the suspension bridges above the river, we will ascend to Namche Bazaar.  We get the most amazing vivid opportunities of gigantic peaks -Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, AmaDablam, Taweche is visible.  Overnight at hotel in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Acclimatize at Namche Bazaar 2-3hrs

In order to avoid a big gain in altitude. We will hike to Everest View hotel (3880m) which take one and half hour climb, enjoy the Everest panoramic view Gaining some elevation and returning back to Namche Bazar will help us best acclimatize to the environment. And visit the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter.

Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) 5 - 6 hours

This segment of the trek includes the famous descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous ascent along the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. While descending to Dudh Kish River, we enjoy the views of mountain tops like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, AmaDablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. Upon reaching Tengboche, we visit Tengboche monastery-the largest monastery in the region and soak in the views of Everest, AmaDablam and other peaks. Overnight Tengbuche.

 Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 - 6 hours

We descent and trek through forests filled with a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendrons. This journey again rewards us with tremendous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and AmaDablam. The picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. The upper Pangboche trails reward us with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. The trek moves ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately begins climbing up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, we see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 07: Dingboche: Acclimatization

Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, AmaDablam or ImjaTse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. We take day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and AmaDablam.

Day 08: Dingboche to Chhukung ((4,730m 15,609 ft) 3-4 hrs

After Breakfast trek toward to Chhukung village, this is the way also to go Island Peak. The trek gradually follow Imja river. Overnight at Chhukung.

 Day 09: Chhukung- Kongma –La Pass (5,535m 18,154 ft) to Lobuche (4,910m 16,203 ft) 9-10hrs.

Today the Trek start early in the morning to head to Kongma-La poss. This is the most challenging and Technical hard trekking route in Khumbu region. After trek continue 9-10hrs reach to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 10: Lobuche to GorakShep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft) 7-8hrs

We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast GorakShep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to GorakShep for a good night's rest. Overnight in GorakShep.

Day 11: GorakShep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Dzongla 7-8 hours

We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Pheriche for a good night's rest.

Day 12: Dzongla – Chola Pass- Thangnag- to Gokyo (5,483m 18,093 ft) (4,740m 15,641 ft) 9-10hrs.

It’s a long and strenuous day ahead. The climb to Cho La pass is a difficult one, with no water stations, so you ought to carry an extra bottle. Descending from the pass, the trail reaches Thangnak, and we having lunch here, From Thangnak, we descend to Ngozumpa Glacier to cross it and pass through mesmerizing natural beauty of the turquoise lakes Longpongo and TabocheTsho. The third lake, DudhPokhari is where the Gokyo village is situated. With the backdrop of Cho-Oyo, the beautiful and well facilitated village and its outstanding periphery is our shelter after this adventurous day. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.

Day 13: Trek from Gokyo to Renjo La Pass (5360m) – Marlung (4600m 7/8hrs

A gentle slope up over grassy areas. The gradient becomes steeper as we go and we end by walking over the top. The access to the pass is tricky and quite steep. At the top, a stunning panorama unfolds: TengiRagi Tau, RolwalingHimal and the small RermoPokhari Lake to the west and Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and the Gokyo lakes to the east.Via the DudhPokhari lakes; we descend pleasantly through meadows towards the BhoteKhosi valley to continue along the river. We will probably meet some of the picturesque yak caravans coming down from Tibet and heading to the Lungdeng.

Day 14: Marulung to namche bazzar 8 hour walk(3480m)

Early in morning we start our trek to Namche, descending all the way from Murlung to Thame by following the traditional route of Tibetan traders from centuries and after crossing the BhoteKoshi River the trail goes through the Valley of Landmuche River. Landmuche drains down from Dig Tsho Lake to Thame. Thame is well known point for the fantastic view of Thamserku, Katenga, Kusum, Kanggaru and many more. Now we cross a bridge of BhoteKoshi and descent down to Samde. Continuing the trek we again walk down hill  Namche via Thamo.

Day 15: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours

The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing DudhKoshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu

We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing.

Day 17: Final departure

Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Journey Nepal Adventure will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.








Cost Details

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu.
  • Both Way Domestic Air Ticket Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of tea Coffee).
  • All Trekking Permit (Sagarmath National Park Permit) and Local Gua Palika Permit.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Journey Nepal Adventure will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals and Accommodation
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)
  • Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter


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