You will have a fantastic experience in this three pass trek. You will be passing the Kangma La (5,535m), Cho- La(5,368) and Renjo -La(5,345). What will you experience on this Everest high three pass trek? You will get a chance to see a few mountain peaks in the region like Everest, Makalu, and Lhotse. If you like the nature, you will be able to see pine and hemlock forest. Others will be juniper, birch and rhododendron woods. You will be taking a 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu and arrive in Lukla. From Lukla, your trek will begin towards Phakding. The trail to Phakding is a relaxed pace walk. While you are trekking up to Phakding, you will pass stone walls written with prayers inscriptions. What the languages used for the prayers is a local language called Mani.
After Phakding, we will be moving towards Namche Bazaar. While heading up to Lobuche from Dinboche, you will encounter the first of the three pass trek, Kangma La. You will be passing the second pass which is Cho-La pass as you make your way to the Everest base camp. As you get nearer to the top of Cho-La pass, you will be able to spot the famous prayer flags. You will trek through the third pass, Renjo-La as you were down to Marlung from Gokyo. In the Everest region, three pass trek is one of the more strenuous treks. Reasonable fitness is required if you want to do this trek. Sometimes you may need to trek up 7-8 hours per day. If you’re going to take up this challenge, you can contact us for more information.
Detail Itinerary Of Three Pass Trek
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2,860m) and Trek to Phakding(2,651m) – 4 hours.
On this day We take an early morning flight to Lukla(40 minutes), and we meet the rest of our team in Lukla. After loading our trekking equipment, we start trekking from there. By descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka. The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat, you will reach Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3,438m) – 6 hours.
After breakfast at Phakding, we begin our walk. Our trail passes through a pine forest on the path that goes north up the Benkar valley. We cross the Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages. We will walk crossing the majestic river on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. Finally, we reach the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the Sagarmatha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views, and we will reach Namche Bazaar (probably the biggest town in the Everest region). Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.(Day trip to Khumjung)(3,700m) – 5 hours.
Namche Bazaar is a great place to acclimatize. The sights around Namche are spectacular and beautiful. On this day We can hike-up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kongde, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and so on. We can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and the Everest Photo Gallery as well. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek to Tengboche(3,870m) – 6 hours.
We will walk Tengboche today which will take 5 hours. The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery of the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tengboche Monastery always opens at 3:00 pm, if we reach there before 3 o’clock, we can also visit. The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Ama Dablam. Overnight at a guest house.
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche(4,360m) – 5 hours.
The trekking trail crosses the Imja River via a suspension bridge and moves towards the village of Dingboche. Along the way, we passed the Pangboche. Pangboche Gompa of this village is considered as one of the oldest monasteries of Everest region. Graceful views of Lhotse, the Island Peak, and the Ama Dablam from Dingboche are quite fantastic. Overnight at the Guesthouse.
Day 06: Acclimatization day at Dingboche(Day trip to Nagarjuna Hill)(4,900m) – 5 hours.
Rather than moving towards Everest Base Camp, we will take a hike to Nangkartshang peak just above Dingboche. Today we will take our time to rest, so we can avoid getting affected by the altitude. Walking for approximately 4 hours, we will reach Nangkartshang from where we can see a marvellous panorama view of Lobuche Wast, Lobuche East, Kangtega, Taboche Peak, Ama Dablam and the Thamserku can be seen. If you are lucky, you can also spot stunning sights of Mount Makalu on a bright day. The view of the Pheriche Valley from here is also splendid. We will spend afternoon their and Return to Dingboche again. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche via Khong Ma La Pass(5,535m) – 10 hours.
Today we will trek from Dingboche to Lobuche via Khong Ma La Pass, the first High pass which we will cross on our three pass trek. Cairns and Buddhist prayer flags mark Khong Ma La pass. The final descent from the pass is the most challenging part of today’s journey. After a while, walk the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep(Day trip to EBC)(5,364m) – 8 hours.
Walking for about 3 hours, we will reach to Gorakshep, a tranquil location dotted with some lodges. Today is a significant and challenging day walk. From here, the path moves all the way along the Khumbu Glacier, and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365m, you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. We will commence with a slow walk to avoid altitude sickness. After spending some time at the Everest base camp enjoying the environment and the sights, we will return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche(Morning trip to Kalapatthar)(5,545m) – 7 hours.
Today early in the morning we will hike up to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep. The golden sunrise over the white peaks is impressive. The view from the summit is outstanding. From Kalapatthar we can see panoramic views of Mount Everest, Chagatse, Nuptse, Pumori and the Lhotse among many other peaks. Then we will back to Gorakshep, and after having breakfast, we will further trek down to Periche. Overnight at Guesthouse in Periche.
Day 10: Trek to Dzongla(4,830m) – 3 hours.
From Lobuche, we trek down alongside the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through a tombstone and stupa in the distance. After walking while we begin to ascend. During the trek, we see Chola Tsho Lake nearby. We continue further to cross the Chola river on a bridge before reaching Dzongla. Overnight in Dzongla.
Day 11: Trek to Gokyo(4,800m) via Chola Pass(5,368m) – 9 hours.
Today’s trail climbs the ridge of valley excellent view of big Mountain Cho-Oyu and Kantaga. We will trek via Chola Pass. Today’s trek will be 9 hours long. We will pass the Chola at 5,368m, the second high pass we will cross on our three pass trek to reach Gokyo lake. We will also get to witness of stunning greenish-blue Gokyo Lake. Varied scenery of the Gokyo Valley will enchant us as adjacent peaks flanking Tibet, and Cho Oyu can be noted. We will trek for roughly 9 hours today. Overnight at guesthouse in Gokyo.
Day 12: Acclimatization day at Gokyo Valley.Morning trip to Gokyo Ri(5,357m) – 4 hours.
Today we will do some rest and explore Gokyo valley. Today we will climb steep ups directly above the Gokyo lake to reach Gokyo-Ri at 5,357m. From here we can see significant Himalayan views of world highest mountain with Makalu range which is better than from Kala Pattar. After taking the picture all the way, we will trek back Gokyo again for our accommodation. Overnight at guesthouse in Gokyo.
Day 13: Trek to Marlung(4,210m) via Renjo La Pass(5,345m) – 8 hours.
Our trail moves alongside Dudh Pokhari. We walk via Renjo La pass, the third high pass we will cross on this three pass trek. We also get outstanding views of Mt. Everest from the top of the pass. Continuing from the pass, Along the way we see Renjo and Relama Tsho Lake. Finally, we will reach Marlung. Overnight at Marlung.
Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3,838m) – 6 hours.
Today we will hike from Marlung to Namche Bazaar. The trail follows a traditional route used by the Tibetan traders for centuries. We cross the Bhote Koshi River on the way. The trail continues to fall, and we cross two bridges before reaching to Namche. On the way, we can see famous Gompa situated on a hill to the west, Thame. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 15: Trek to Lukla(2,860m) – 7 hours.
This is our last day of trekking(we return to Lukla from where we began the trek). We will move steeply downwards and after crosses a suspension bridge. We will reach Lukla. On the way, we can see pine and rhododendron forests, as well as snow, covered peaks. As we reach Lukla, we can relax. Maybe in the evening, we can celebrate the victory of accomplishing the trek as well. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu – 40 minutes.
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu today. After arrival in Kathmandu, You’ll transfer to your hotel for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. At afternoon you can do some shopping in Kathmandu.
The Trip Cost Includes
- All necessary land transport.
- Domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)and airport tax.
- A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
- Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking staff.
- Down jacket, sleeping bag and a duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion).
- First aid medical kits.
- National Park permits and TIMS Permit.
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Airport picks up & drop off service(on your international flight) by private car/ van/bus. click here to book now/ include on your trip.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu. click here to book now/ include on your trip.
- Hotel, Lunch, and dinner in Kathmandu.
- International flight ticket and Nepal entry visa.
- Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking).
- The required number of porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
- Personal gear for trekking.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
- Tip for trekking staff.