Everest Three Pass Trek – 20 Days
The Everest three pass trek links Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake trek with two additional trails to the east and west of this central region. It includes three the Everest high passes as each over 5,300m plus the possibility of poor weather conditions, requires thorough acclimatization and slow and steady ascents that makes the three long and demanding trekking days. This 3 high passes trek in Everest can be tackled in a clockwise or, less-demanding, anticlockwise direction.
From Lukla, trek to Namche Bazaar for a rest and acclimatization day; visit the Sherpa village of Khumjung. The eastern arm adds a trek up to Chhukhung for two acclimatization nights and adds a walk to Chhukhung Ri or to the Island Peak Base Camp for views over and beyond the Lhotse and Ama Dablam glaciers. The locals and National park hotel have managed good Trekkers lodge (Teahouse). You will also find a good camping site to camp in the natural surroundings.
Then conquer the Kongma La (5535m), en-route to Lobuche and Everest Base Camp. Return to Duglha and take the long route up the Cho La (5368m) and steep descent to Thangnak. Cross the Ngozumpa Glacier and head for Gokyo: and a rest day to climb Gokyo Ri for superb views of Nepal’s longest glacier of Cho Oyo and the Everest range.
The western section includes the steep ascent to the Renjo La, some four hours above the lake for stupendous views of the valley and glacier below and numerous high ridges crowned by the Everest Group including the northwest face of Everest. The descent to Marulung faces new dramatic landscapes. Below this village, the trail joins an old Tibetan salt trade route and continues to Thame and then back to Namche Bazaar; and on to Lukla for your flight back to Kathmandu.
Everest Three Pass Trek Highlights
- You will have an awesome moment while crossing three popular passes in the Everest region- Renjo La Pass (5464 meters), Cho La Pass (5420 meters), Kongma La Pass (5535 meters).
- On this trek, you will get to explore the 5 glacial lakes of the Gokyo valley.
- You will have the adventurous yet, challenging time while crossing these passes.
- You will catch the finest views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar (5545 meters).
Everest Three Pass Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)
Day 2: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 – 4 hours trek
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 5: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 10km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 8: Dingboche: acclimatization and rest
Day 9: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 14km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 10: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 10km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 8 – 9 hours
Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 6km, 3 – 4 hours
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6km, 7 – 8 hours
Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 – 4 hours
Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 11km, 7 – 8 hours
Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 15km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 19km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight
Day 20: Final Departure and End of your Everest Three Pass Trek
- 45$ guide wage per day (group size below 10) for group size above 10 - 15 the guide wage is 50$
- Porter wage 25$ per day
- 50$ Permit Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Permit for each individual
- Insurance for local staff
- International airport pick up and drop
- All Hotel accommodations during the trip
- Trekking Equipment
- Major meals, Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu or during the trip
- Airlines and land transport costs during the trip
- Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
- Entry visa fee
- Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.
- Tips & Gratuities to porters and guides