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Everest Three High Pass Trek - 16 Days

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). There 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 trekkers 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. Trekkers 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.

DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
Day 1Kathmandu to Lukla (Flight) to Phakding2651 m3 hr
Day 2Phakding to Namche Bazaar3438 m5 - 6 hr
Day 3Acclimatization day3700 m5 hr
Day 4Namche Bazaar to Tengboche3956 m5 hr
Day 5Tengboche to Dingboche4440 m4 - 5 hr
Day 6Acclimatization day4900 m5 hr
Day 7Dingboche to Lobuche via Khong Ma La Pass4940 m10 hr
Day 8Lobuche to Gorakshep (Day trip to EBC)5368 m7 - 8 hr
Day 9Gorakshep to Lobuche (Morning trip to Kalapatthar)5545 m6 - 7 hr
Day 10Lobuche to Dzongla4830 m3 hr
Day 11Dzongla to Gokyo via Chola Pass4800 m8 - 9 hr
Day 12Acclimatization day5367 m4 hr
Day 13Gokyo Valley to Marlung via Renjo La Pass4210 m7 - 8 hr
Day 14Marlung to Namche Bazaar3438 m5 - 6 hr
Day 15Namche Bazaar to Lukla2860 m7 - 8 hr
Day 16Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)1380 m40 min

Included

  • Local transfers for your international flight x 2 (arrival/ departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flights x 2
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Park and TIMS Card
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu Flight
  • Guide for 16 days
  • Porter for 15 days
  • 4 nights accommodation in a Kathmandu hotel (Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar)
  • 15 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • 16 x set breakfast, 16 x set lunch and 15 x set dinner while on trek. Please note if you wish to order out with the set menu items as indicated by your guide, the cost of these will borne by yourself
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff

Excluded

  • International flight ticket and Nepal Entry Visa
  • Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking)
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, except the farewell dinner
  • Personal gear for trekking (Including any your may wish to hire in Kathmandu), any personal expenses (i.e. soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks etc.)

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Price From USD$1,530/person
1,530
Total $ 1,530 USD

Trip Facts

  • 5545 m
  • Lukla/Lukla
  • Demanding