Everest Three High Pass Trek Highlights
- You will have an awesome moment while crossing three popular passes in the Everest region- Renjo La Pass (5464 meters), Cho La Pass (5420 meters), Kongma La Pass (5535 meters).
- On this trek, you will get to explore the 5 glacial lakes of the Gokyo valley.
- You will have the adventurous yet, challenging time while crossing these passes.
- Along with the adventure, you can get a close insight into the life of the Himalayan Sherpa people.
- You will catch the finest views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar (5545 meters).
|Durations days||18 days|
|Max. elevation||5,643 m / 18513 ft
Everest Three Pass Trek Map
Everest Three Pass Trek Video
The Everest Three Pass Trek consists of crossing three high altitude passes, namely, Renjo La Pass (5,465m), Cho La Pass (5,420m) and Khongma La Pass (5,535m).
Here are some long days (9 hours) and strenuous accents, so a high level of fitness is required. The trek combines crossing these passes with the other ‘must do’ areas of the Khumbu: Everest Base Camp, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, and the Gokyo Lakes.
Flying in and out of Lukla, two routes are possible, clockwise and anti-clockwise. But both routes provide you with the same terrain and same spectacular views.
This trek is definitely the definitive Everest region trek for the adventure seeking trekker!
Here is just a taste of what to expect from this trek:
From the top of the Renjo La Pass (5,464m), the views of Everest reportedly beat even the panoramic Everest views from Kalapatthar. There are also spectacular views of Gokyo Lake.
Cho La Pass (5,420m) is formed between the snowcapped summits of Lobuche (6,135m) and Cholatse (6,443m). The steep climb is challenging and icy in parts but from the summit, there are spectacular views of Ama Dablam.
Kongma La Pass has been described more of a ‘precarious struggle among skittering stones’. The route takes you across a glacier and glacier-fed river and the climb up to the pass at 5,535m is the highest on this trip.
You can regain their breath as they take in the views from the top of the pass where Lhotse and Makula make their presence felt and the view of the turquoise lakes below contrast the majesty of the mountains.
As mentioned, this trek takes in not just the three passes, but also a trip up Kalapatthar, which is the famous place to view Mount Everest (in fact it is often referred to as the Everest View Point), and a trek to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp.
The names of which are very familiar to anyone who has an interest in the Everest region or knows something about the history of Mount Everest.
Two other highlights of this trek are Tengboche Monastery, the highest monastery in the Khumbu Region, and the Gokyo Lakes, the highest freshwater bodies in Nepal.
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu||1400 m / 4593 ft|
|Day 2||Kathmandu to Lukla (Flight) to Phakding||2651 m / 8697 ft||3 hr|
|Day 3||Phakding to Namche Bazaar||3440 m / 11286 ft||5 - 6 hr|
|Day 4||Acclimatization day||3700 m / 12139 ft||5 hr|
|Day 5||Namche Bazaar to Tengboche||3956 m / 12979 ft||5 hr|
|Day 6||Tengboche to Dingboche||4380 m / 14370 ft||4 - 5 hr|
|Day 7||Acclimatization day||4380 m / 14370 ft||5 hr|
|Day 8||Dingboche to Lobuche via Khong Ma La Pass||4938 m / 16200 ft||10 hr|
|Day 9||Lobuche to Gorakshep (Day trip to EBC)||5368 m / 17611||7 - 8 hr|
|Day 10||Gorakshep to Lobuche (Morning trip to Kalapatthar)||5,643 m / 18513 ft ||6 - 7 hr|
|Day 11||Lobuche to Dzongla||4830 m / 15846 ft||3 hr|
|Day 12||Dzongla to Gokyo via Chola Pass||4800 m / 15748 ft||8 - 9 hr|
|Day 13||Acclimatization day||5367 m / 17608 ft||4 hr|
|Day 14||Gokyo Valley to Marlung via Renjo La Pass||4210 m / 13812 ft||7 - 8 hr|
|Day 15||Marlung to Namche Bazaar||3438 m / 11279 ft||5 - 6 hr|
|Day 16||Namche Bazaar to Lukla||2860 m / 9383 ft||7 - 8 hr|
|Day 17||Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)||1400 m / 4593 ft||40 min|