Everest Three High Pass Trek

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Starts at: Lukla Ends at: Lukla
Trek Region: Everest Transport: Flight
Duration: 18 Days Trip Grade: Challenging
Max Altitude: 5,643 m / 18513 ft (Kala Patthar) Accomodation: Teahouse

Everest Three High Pass Trek Highlights

  • Cross three popular passes in the Everest region – Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La
  • Explore the glacial lakes of the Gokyo valley
  • Have the adventurous yet, challenging time while crossing these passes
  • Get a close insight into the life of the Himalayan Sherpa people
  • Catch the finest views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar (5545 meters)

The Everest Three Pass Trek consists of crossing three high altitude passes, namely, Renjo La Pass (5465 m), Cho La Pass (5420 m) and Khongma La Pass (5535 m).

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.

Everest Three Pass Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Kathmandu – 1300 m / 4265 ft

Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla (Flight) to Phakding

Phakding – 2651 m / 8697 ft – 3 to 4 hrs

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar – 3438 m / 11279 ft – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 4: Acclimatization day

Namche Bazaar – 3438 m / 11279 ft – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 5: Namche to Tengboche

Tengboche – 3956 m / 12979 ft – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche

Dingboche – 4380 m / 14370 ft – 4 to 5 hrs

Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

Dingboche – 4380 m / 14370 ft – 3 to 4 hrs

Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche via Khong Ma La Pass

Lobuche – 4938 m / 16200 ft – 10 hrs

Day 9: Lobuche to Gorakshep (Afternoon hike to Kalapatthar)

Gorakshep – 5368 m / 17611- 8 hrs

Day 10: Gorakshep to Lobuche (Morning hike to EBC)

Lobuche – 5,643 m / 18513 ft – 7 hrs

Day 11: Lobuche to Dzongla

Dzongla – 4830 m / 15846 ft – 3 hrs

Day 12: Dzongla to Gokyo via Chola Pass

Gokyo – 4800 m / 15748 ft – 8 to 9 hrs

Day 13: Acclimatization day

Gokyo – 5367 m / 17608 ft – 4 hr

Day 14: Gokyo Valley to Marlung via Renjo La Pass

Marlung – 4210 m / 13812 ft- 7 to 8 hrs

Day 15: Marlung to Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar – 3438 m / 11279 ft – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Lukla – 2860 m / 9383 ft – 7 – 8 hrs

Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)

kathmandu -1300 m / 4265 ft – 25 min

Day 18:Departure


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  • Local transfers for your international flight x 2 (arrival/departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flight x 2
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu Flight
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and Local Entry Permits
  • Guide for 16 days
  • Porter for 15 days
  • 2 nights accommodation in a Kathmandu hotel (Norbulinka boutique hotel or similar)
  • 15 night accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff
  • 16 x set breakfast, 15 x set lunch and 15 x set dinner while on trek.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personnel expenses of any kind and travel insurance

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Gokyo Lake Trek Map

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