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). For trekkers looking for an adventurous trial, this trek is best trekking do to in Nepal.
What will you experience on this trek in Nepal? 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.
Three Pass Trek Itinerary
|Day 01||Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding||2,886 m||6 hrs|
|Day 02||Phakding to Namche Bazaar||3,440 m||6 hrs|
|Day 03||Rest day, trip to Khumjung Valley||3,700 m||5 hrs|
|Day 04||Namche Bazzar to Tengboche||3,820 m||6 hrs|
|Day 05||Tengboche to Dingboche||4,360 m||5 hrs|
|Day 06||Acclimatization day, Day trip to Nagarjuna Hill||4,900 m||5 hrs|
|Day 07||Dingboche to Lobuche via Khong Ma La Pass(5,535m)||4,940 m||10 hrs|
|Day 08||Lobuche to Gorakshep, Day trip to EBC||5,364 m||7 hrs|
|Day 09||Morning trip to Kalapatthar & trek back to Lobuche||5,545 m||8 hrs|
|Day 10||Lobuche to Dzongla||4,830 m||4 hrs|
|Day 11||Dzongla to Gokyo via Chola Pass(5,368m)||4,800 m||7 hrs|
|Day 12||Acclimatization day. Morning trip to Gokyo Ri||5,357 m||4 hrs|
|Day 13||Gokyo to Marlung via Renjo La Pass(5,345m)||4,210 m||8 hrs|
|Day 14||Marlung to Namche Bazaar||3,840 m||6 hrs|
|Day 15||Namche Bazaar to Lukla||2,860 m||7 hrs|
|Day 16||Fly back to Kathmandu||1,400 m||40 m|