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Everest Three Passes Trekking

Trip code
Package name Everest Three Passes Trekking
Duration 22
Max. elevation 5643 m
Level Moderate
Transportation <span style="font-family: Poppins, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Ground &amp; Air&nbsp;</span>
Accomodation Tea houses lodges during trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Lukla-Namche-Tengboche-Dingboche-Chukung-Lobuche-Kongma-La pass-Everest Base Camp-Gorakshep-Dzongla- Chola pass-Thangnak-Gokyo lake-Lungden-Thame- Namche-Lukla
Cost USD 1,635 per person



Everest Three Passes Trekking is an ever-exciting adventure traversing from one beautiful valley to another scenic location. Covering most of the Khumbu region, one of the great ultimate ways to enjoy the trek visiting picturesque areas of Everest.  

Everest Three Passes Trekking includes all the best highlights of the adventure visit of the number one Mt. Everest base camp. A climb on the highest point of the trek on top of Kalapathar hill for the closest views of majestic Mt. Everest.

The trek leads to the scenic valley of Gokyo with emerald-colored glacial lakes with a climb to high Gokyo-Ri. Around amazing landscapes, where Nepal’s and Himalayas' longest Ngozumpa glaciers are located. 

This makes this trek one of the most unique adventures in the whole Himalayan region; in the harmony of local colorful cultures.  
The Everest Three Passes Trekking, leads to crossing Kongma-La, Cho-La, and Renjo-La, all above 5,300m high. For every hard effort reward you with a stunning panorama of giant snow peaks that surrounds the passes. It is not only a great adventure but makes one feel in high spirits accomplishing a feat of a lifetime experience. Truly a wonderful way to enjoy the thrills and excitement of climbing across high-altitude ridges. Within the close backdrop of scenic Himalayan massif mountainous landscapes of rolling high hills, valleys, and gigantic peaks.

Besides breathtaking scenery, the local native Sherpa’s heritage and cultures are equally fascinating to explore on this marvelous adventure.
Starting from the busy town of Lukla, after flying in from Kathmandu walk leads to pleasant scenic and traditional villages. The trail follows the glacial Dudh Koshi River for some days reaching the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.

One of the world's highest mountainous parks is designated as a world heritage site with the tallest peaks on earth. The walk leads to higher terrains reaching the famed Namche Bazaar, the major town and markets of Khumbu villagers.

A wonderful place and altitude for rest days, as well for acclimatization with short hikes to scenic hills and ridges. The adventure continues heading east towards beautiful Tengboche and the impressive monastery, surrounded by an array of snow peaks. Located in midst of a lovely forest, facing the outmost panoramic views of Mt. Everest and a series of peaks. The walk then leads to the arid high country leaving the tree lines behind for mountain wilderness. 
Then our route heads to Imjatse valley where Dingboche and Chukung settlements are located, where our true adventures begins. 

After an enjoyable rest day at Dingboche, the walk leads to the end of scenic Imjatse to Chukung. The great adventure starts crossing the first high pass over Kongma-La, sandwiched between the great mountains of Nuptse and Pokalde. Then downhill across the Khumbu glacier to Lobuche, the adventure continues towards our next highlight reaching the Everest base camp. 

Enjoying the stupendous scenery of arctic terrain landscapes, walk then head for a steep climb to famous Kalapathar. The best viewpoint for the closest views of Mt. Everest with surrounding giant peaks. After achieving our goal of reaching the highest spot of the adventure, then head towards the base of Cho-La pass.
A long climb to the top of Cho-La pass, enclosed within high mountains of Lobuche East, West, and Cholatse peaks. From the high Cho-La pass a swift descent to Gokyo valley, a picturesque place. Surrounded by towering hills and mountains with serene turquoise lakes facing views of Mt. Cho-Oyu, the world’s 6th highest peak. An enjoyable and exciting moment at Gokyo valley with a climb to Gokyo-Ri for better views of the world’s highest mountain range.

From the top of Gokyo-Ri views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu with a range of snow peaks. After Gokyo, towards the last final pass to cross over Renjo-La, a steep climb for a few hours. But makes you feel good on reaching the top of Renjo-La facing a magnificent panorama of snow-clad peaks. 

Almost similar views as from Gokyo-Ri, after a rejoiceful moment on completing the last pass of the adventure. From the top of Renjo-La a long downhill leads to the western end of Khumbu valley at Thame village. Located on a windswept terrain with an old monastery above the village, facing grand views of Kwangde peaks.

Finally, our adventurous walks slowly come to an end reaching Namche Bazaar and then downhill to Lukla. Spending the final night in Lukla and around Khumbu, early morning a short sweeping flight brings you back to Kathmandu. 
On reaching Kathmandu our magnificent adventure concludes, after a great memorable experience on Everest Three Passes Treks.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching departure air terminal on landing at Kathmandu / international airport. Our staff and guide receives you for short transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city. After checking into your rooms, getting refreshed join with other members of the treks for group briefing. Provided by our guide or trek leader, briefing includes all important subjects related to the treks, includes information of Kathmandu and hotels. Evening a group welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurants, an introduction to Nepali meals and cultures.

Day 2 : Tour of Kathmandu heritage sites of great interest.

Morning options for half-day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu world heritage sites of great cultural and historical interest. After the tour free for trek preparation. In case if the flight operates from Ramechap, Manthali town airport. Trek Landers Adventure, will inform for early departure from the hotel to Ramechap airport for Lukla flight next morning.

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla 2, 846 m and trek to Phakding 2,645 m - 04 hrs.  

Flying either from Kathmandu or from Manthali airport at Ramechap, transfer to the domestic airport, having early breakfast. Board on a small aircraft of 25 to 30 minutes to land at Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport. Lukla town the door to various adventure destination around Khumbu and Everest region. 

From Lukla a short day walk of 3 hours or more to reach Phakding village for overnight stop. The walk leads downhill and on gradual pleasant trail through several lovely Sherpa villages adorned with Buddhist monument. Following the Dudh Koshi River to a nice village at Phakding, and checking into a best available lodge.  

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 feet - 06 hrs.

Enjoy the day from Phakding onwards, morning walk heads higher past smaller villages to cross a long bridge. The climb leads to a nice Monjo village and then at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. (The name Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepal, the native Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language).

From the park to the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar, possible lunch stop. Afternoon walk following the river bed and climb up to a high suspension bridge, and then on undulating uphill. Taking another few hours to famous 

Namche Bazaar the capital of Khumbu Sherpa’s, and major hub for trekkers.

All house are in an amphitheater U shaped basin, the size of a town provides great facilities for visitors. As well as for the local also, where once a week a busy colorful Saturday market takes place. Hence the name as Namche Bazaar, arriving on this large settlement check into a nice lodge for two overnight stops.

Day 5 : At Namche for acclimatization and a short scenic hike.

An ideal place with perfect altitude for rest day to support acclimatization before heading higher destination. At Namche enjoy a leisure morning and take a hike around its scenic viewpoints. 

Suggested short hike and excursion around Namche Bazaar and beyond:

The short and scenic is short steep climb to Park museum above Namche Bazaar offers grand vista of Mt. Everest. Includes views of Lhotse and majestic Ama Dablam with arrays of snow clad peaks. Visit the park museum provides good interesting information of the Khumbu and its people, cultures and custom.

As well of exotic flora and fauna with history of mountaineering expeditions around Khumbu high mountains. 

The next great hike is to Everest View Hotel at 3,880 m, located on a high ridge amidst forest surrounding. One of the world’s highest deluxe hotels offers superb views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and magnificent Ama Dablam. A walk of 2-3 hours with an hour or more climb and down, overlooking birds-eye views of whole Namche Bazaar.

Rest of the afternoon rest or explore the fancy streets of Namche Bazaar, lined with shops, stores and restaurants. Includes café, fresh bakeries, pubs and bars with backdrop of stunning views of Kwangde Peaks.

Day 6 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Morning enjoy the grand views of Kwangde peaks, having breakfast, walk starts to Tengboche and the monastery. A short steep up from Namche Bazaar outskirt, and then on scenic winding trail facing views of Mt. Everest. Then walk down to Imjatse River to cross a bridge reaching a small settlement of Phungi Tenga for possible lunch stop. After a refreshing stop, walk uphill into cool shade of lovely woods of tall rhododendron, pines, firs and junipers. As climb continues, then finally reaching atop a wide scenic plateau. Where Tengboche located with a colorful impressive monastery stands atop of the small settlement.

A picturesque spot for Everest Panorama with stunning views of Ama Dablam, Kantega, Tharmasarku and Kwangde range of peaks. This beautiful place surrounded by green lovely forest, enjoy the views and check into a nice lodge.

Late afternoon a refreshing tour of the monastery interior, witness the vibrant religious arts and paintings. Includes large statues of Lord Buddha with other famous saints and Gurus, and observe the monks and priest on prayer activities.

Day 7 : Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m -05 hrs.

From Tengboche enjoying the morning glorious panorama of Everest and magnificent peak of Ama Dablam. The trail heads down to a river where tree lines drops for short juniper bushes, a slow climb to Pangboche. The last permanent village en route Everest base camp and beyond. Walk follows on gentle up to Somare for lunch break beneath the shadow of towering Ama Dablam peak.

After lunch heeding slowly down to cross a river and then climb towards Imjatse valley, where a nice settlement of Dingboche situated. A scenic lovely place with many good lodges for overnight stand, beneath North Face of Ama Dablam and Lhotse mountains. Facing views of Island Peak and surrounding snow-capped peaks that encircles the Imjatse valley. Overnight in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge at Dingboche with beautiful scenery to enjoy.

Day 8 : At Dingboche rest day for acclimatization.

At Dingboche another pleasant rest day for acclimatization and short hikes, before heading towards our first pass over Kongma-La. Hike up to Nakarjung hill for best panoramic views of surrounding series of giant peaks. Rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore Dingboche and its scenic surroundings.

Day 9 : Trek to Chukung 4,735 m -04 hrs.

A short morning walk from Dingboche to Chukung, having leisure time for breakfast. The trail leads towards east at the end of valley rim, a gentle walk of few short ups and down. Then reaching a small settlement of Chukung for lunch and overnight halt. Rest of the afternoon relax and marvel the close views of Island Peak and Lhotse with Lhotse Shar. For energetic people can enjoy few hours hike up to Chukung-Ri for excellent views of surrounding near snow peaks.

Day 10 : Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m via Kongma-La Pass 5,535 m - 08 hrs.

Our real and true adventure starts heading to cross the first pass of the adventure. Rising early at the break of dawn, having breakfast and carrying packed lunch for the long day trek. Walk follows on the high trail above Imjatse valley close to Bibre and Dingboche, as our route diverts. Entering a gully enclosed between high rocky wall of Nuptse and Nakarjung hills. 

The walk leads up on faint path, following the guide with steep climb till Kongma-La ridge and the pass is reached. The top marked with rock cairn and prayer flags, the pass located on a narrow gorge. The pass sandwiched by great wall of Nuptse and Pokalde peaks with close views of Mehara or Kongma peaks.

From the pass a slow descent to cross over Khumbu glacier, and then steep climb to a rocky dune. After completing the climb for the day reaching Lobuche for overnight in the best available lodge. Enjoy the comfort of a nice lodge after a great day and crossing the highest pass of the adventure.

Day 11 :   Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep - 06 hrs.

An exciting trek in the morning towards Everest base camp one of the highlight of the adventure. Start early morning for another long day, following a gentle path with few ups reaching rocky moraine areas above Khumbu glacier. After few hours of good morning walk reached Gorakshep, situated at the bottom of famous Kalapathar rocky hill. Gorakshep the last settlement of Khumbu area on route Everest and Lhotse base camp. Following the trail towards east on well-defined path for an hour and then the last leg of the hike. The walk continues over moraine of ice and glaciers to Everest base camp. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of arctic like landscapes enclosed by towering peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse and Lingtrin. The views of Mt. Everest is obstructed by adjoining peaks, however an amazing place to experience. 

Overlooking close views of massif Khumbu Ice Fall as it tumbles down near the foot of Everest at base camp. From the base camp return walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stop. 

Day 12 : Climb Kalapathar 5,643 m/ 18,514 ft. Trek to Dzongla 4,750 m. 

Great options and opportunity for last steep climb and hike to the top of Kalapathar. The highest point of the adventure, start early morning heading towards at the base of Kalapathar. As climb begins heading higher and higher on steep slope then reach a rocky hill top of Kalapathar. One of the best view-points in all Himalayas for the closest looks of Mt. Everest at a stone throw distance.

Enjoy the tremendous panorama of giant peaks with close views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Mt. Pumori. After a refreshing morning hike head downhill to Gorakshep for breakfast. The walk follows on the same trail to Lobuche, and then down, where our route diverts from the main trail. Then heading towards an isolated valley and small settlement to Dzongla for overnight stop. Located close on the foothills of high Cho-La pass with grand views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks.

Day 13 : Trek to Thagnak 4,765 m via Cho-La Pass 5,420 m -08 hrs. 

An early start for another big day of the trip, leaving Dzongla carrying packed lunch for the tough long day trek. The walk follows on gradual flat valley for sometimes, reaching the base of Cho-La Pass. Start the climb on rocky ledge slopes, can be slippery in some sections on ice formed by small creeks and brooks.

After a strenuous uphill climb reaching on top Cho-La pass, hidden by towering peaks of Cholatse. Facing close views of Lobuche East and West with Nirekha peaks, after a refreshing break. A long descent over rocky moraine to Thagnak for overnight stop, on reaching the west end of Gokyo valley.

Day 14 : Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m - 04 hrs.

Morning walk leads to our first highlight destination at Gokyo, and the beautiful lakes. A short walk of few hours past small place of Na, and then reaching the first and then second lakes. Finally the morning walks ends, on reaching the last third lakes, where Gokyo main settlement situated above the third main lake.

The lake is also called as Dudh Pokhari (Milky Pond), considered as holy, a beautiful location. At Gokyo check into a nice lodge for lunch and overnight halt, rest of the day enjoy the views of Mt. Cho-Oyu. World’s 6th highest peaks, straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet / China.

Day 15 : Morning climb Gokyo-Ri, rest of the day at leisure.

An early morning hike before breakfast, walk leads across the shore of 3rd lake, then steep climb starts. Continue uphill walk on grassy slope sided hill, after a tough climb reach on top at Gokyo-Ri. Take a rest and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of world’s four highest peaks, overlooking Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Makalu with Mt. Cho-Oyu. Includes series of snow-capped peaks that surrounds the Gokyo valley and Gokyo-Ri hill top. The view of Gokyo valley and the lakes with Nepal’s longest Ngozumpa glaciers is clearly seen from Gokyo-Ri. 

After a refreshing morning hike, down to Gokyo for breakfast and lunch.

Rest of the afternoon enjoy relaxing moments, saving energy for the last final climb to cross Renjo-La.

Day 16 : Trek to Lungden 4,340 m via Renjo-La pass 5,360 m- 07 hrs.

The last pass of the adventure to cross over Renjo-La from the scenic valley of Gokyo. As usual starting as early as possible and carrying packed lunch, walk across the shores of Gokyo 3rd Lake. Reaching at the base of Renjo-La, the climb starts with steep up for few hours, then on top of Renjo-La. Enjoy the commanding views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Cho-Oyu with Mt. Makalu and array of peaks. Facing Kwangde peaks towards south, after a nice pleasant rest, head down to overnight halt at Lungden. The walk follows past a small icy ponds and rocky areas, then on grassy field to reach Lungden. A small isolated settlement having few simple Tea-House and lodges for overnight stop.

Day 17 : Trek to Thame village 3,880 m via Marlung-06 hrs.

Morning from Lungden with grand views of snow-capped peaks, walk starts on slow down hill. Reaching close to a point where Thame village and route to Tibet / China border joins. Walk leads further down to several Yak herder settlement reaching Marlung a small windblown village. Crossing over Bhote Koshi River that flows from Tibetan mountains, and then slowly walking on pleasant path to Thame. A nice quant village less visited by main flow of trekkers, and quite near to Namche Bazaar, as well to high Tashi-Labtsa-La Pass that leads Rolwaling valley.

Thame with beautiful backdrop of Kwangde and surrounding towering peaks with an old monastery above the village.

Day 18 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.

From Thame onwards back to civilization coming across more villages, and into tree lines. Walk starts with short down to a river, and then up to a high ridge, the trail winds up on gentle path to Thamo. Then reaching Namche Bazaar for overnight stop before ending the trek at Lukla.

Day 18 : Trek to Lukla 2, 846 m - 06 hours.

Last day walk of the adventure, enjoy the pleasant walk downhill to Dudh Koshi River valley. A nice walk to Jorsalle crossing a bridge with short steep climb to the entrance and exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park. Walk continues past Monjo village heading towards Phakding for lunch stop. Afternoon few hours of good walks with last hour climb to reach Lukla. Arriving by late afternoon with ample time hang around and to enjoy the last dinner celebration with fellow members and trekking staff.

Day 20 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure.

Early morning transfer to Lukla’s Tenzing and Hillary airport as the plane arrives either from Kathmandu or Ramechap. Board in a small aircraft of respective airlines for sweeping panoramic flight back to Kathmandu. Then get transferred to your hotel, with afternoon free at leisure.

If the flight lands at Manthali airport in Ramechap, our staff transfers you to a vehicles. A drive of 4-5 hours brings you back at the hotel in Kathmandu, after a great adventure on Everest base camp via Gokyo and Cho-La Pass Trekking.  

Day 21 : Free day as contingency and for individual activities.

Enjoy an extra day in Kathmandu, we have reserved as contingency day in case of flight delay and cancellation. Due to unfavorable bad weather condition, if all goes well according to our itinerary days, have a great enjoyable day.

For individual activities or get into shopping spree, interested people can join for another interesting tour of other cities of Kathmandu valley. Sightseeing around Patan / Lalitpur or the famous Bhaktapur city Durbar Square, worth a visit.

Day 22 : International departure for homeward bound.

After an enjoyable and most mesmerizing adventure in Nepal and around the Himalayas on Everest Three Passes Trek. As time for departure, our staff transfer you to international airport for flight homeward bound or to next port of call.


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