Everest Three Pass Trekking is for a true adventure lover who seeks thrill and enjoyment walking through harsh terrains and unfavorable weather (sometimes) to reach the top of the peak or passes and stand to view the grand architecture of nature and Himalayas.
3 Pass Everest Trek is considered as one of the best trekking route of Everest region and very popular among the travelers as this rewarding journey has numerous attractions like high elevation passes, prestigious peaks, sunrise hike point, awesome mountain viewpoints, tapering ridges, sacred tranquil lakes, colorful Sherpa villages and authentic Buddhist monasteries throughout the walk. No doubt, it will be your one of the best experience of a lifetime.
The most popular single treks like Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Valley or any trek on the Upper-Everest region (Namchee Bazaar and above) falls on 3 Pass Everest trekking route. Every day there are new items to witness and understand about the mystic Himalayas and the people.
The three passes are — Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass and Kongma La Pass — also referred as Everest Circuit Trek — supplies best walking experience in varied terrains and landscapes watching over the majestic peaks of 6000m, 7000m, 8000m and world highest Everest (8848m).
Although the good physical condition is always good, you don’t worry if you want to do this Everest Transverse Trek without any hiking background. Rest, Acclimatization and Confidence! And we design the itineraries to make it possible for every nature lovers to witness the grandeur of mother earth without no special training and previous experience.
Trek to Everest Three Pass begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike to the gateway of Everest — Namchee Bazaar (3440m) on the following day. After a day rest and acclimatization, the journey continues to Dingboche village via Tyangboche Monastery for the first pass of trek — Kongma La (5535m) until reaching Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kala Patthar View Point on days later.
We retrace our path from Gorakshep until Lobuche and change course to enter Gokyo valley via second pass — Cho La Pass (5368m). After exploring the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and capturing a majestic view of Everest (again) from Gokyo Peak, we head for our final pass — Renjo La Pass (5360m) and there’s the beautiful view of Gokyo Lake and World Highest Everest. After enjoying awe inspiring views from the Renjo La top, we descend to colorful Thame village and visit old Buddhist monasteries before finding the same place from where we begin — Namchee Bazaar and further descend to Lukla.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Preparation Day for Trekking Drive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m / 8563 ft.) Drive: 30min | Flight: 25min | Walk: 3- 3.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3870m/12697 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4410m/14468 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m / 15518 ft) Walk: 2.5 – 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Cross Kongma La Pass (5535m / 18159 ft) and descend to Lobuche (4910m/16109 ft) Walk: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep to EBC (5364m / 17598 ft.) to Gorakshep (5120m/ 16798 ft) Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Sunrise Climb to Kala Patthar (5545m / 18192 ft.) and trek to Lobuche (4910m/ 16109 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m / 15846 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Cross Cho La Pass (5368m/ 17612 ft) and descend to Gokyo (4790m/15715 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Sunrise Climb to Gokyo Peak (5357m / 17575 ft) and Lake Exploration Day Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Cross Renjo La Pass (5360m / 17585 ft) and descend to Lungden (4368m/14330 ft) Walk: 7 – 7.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, D
Day 16Trek from Lungden to Thame (3820m/12533 ft) Walk: 3.5 - 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 17Trek from Thame to Monjo (2835m/9301 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 18Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2840m/9318 ft) Walk: 4.5 - 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 19Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Flight: 25 min. | Drive : 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 20Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
This was my second time to Nepal and on my last time visit, I had done short hiking near Pokhara. This time I wanted to do some adventure itinerary so I check around in couple of trekking agencies of Thamel for more information. I met Milan and we end up talking hours about my travel plan and interest. After couple times meeting, I decided to go with the customize route prepared by Milan. Our trekking Guide, Amrit was fantastic. He was experienced leader who likes to talk and share his rich information about the country people culture and lifestyle. Ajaya, our porter was the engine which was running the trip carrying our bagpacks and we never saw him without the smile. He was little shy but likes to learn and talk. I am glad to meet this team of professionals and wonderful people and see you again for my third time adventure in Nepal.
Rebecca Wysocko, Poland
Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that trip is safely coursed. We truly understand the essentiality of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
Room to Customize
Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the average level of fitness of travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time and budget plan of travelers. There is always a room for customization of the given standard itinerary if it does not meet your way of interest and then please pass your opinion. You may want to stay in Kathmandu by yourself or maybe do sightseeing around by yourself; we will give you more information to do it by yourself if you ask us.
We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling. It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.
We, ourselves feel that the group size of maximum 12 pax is an ideal size to run the trip. However, we have also arranged the plan for large students groups, employee groups and able to organize such trip for groups upon request. All of our trekking plans are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey.