Everest Three Pass Trek is one of the most adventurous trekking in the Khumbu region. It incorporates three high passes, such as the Renjo – La Pass (5435m), Cho – La Pass (5420m), and the Kongma – La Pass (5535m). A must-do for thrill-seekers, Everest 3 Pass Trek, incorporates views of pristine snow-capped peaks such as Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Cho – Oyu (8201m) and the Ama Dablam (6812m).
The Everest 3 Passes Trek does not only provide an amalgamation of natural beauty but also allows observing the lifestyle and mixing up with the warm and welcoming ethnic populations. However, it requires a good physique as well as proper acclimatization. Keep in mind; the Three Pass Trek is one of the most demanding tea-house treks in Nepal.
Everest Three Pass Trek: Quick facts
- Trek around the entire valley in the Everest region.
- Discover the four different valleys along with these high passes.
- Make Pass over 5000 meters of Renjo-La, Cho-La, and Khongma-La, which is challenging but an adventurous moment.
- Discover the five glacial lakes in the Gokyo Valley.
- Leave the Everest Base Camp Trek behind while crossing the Khongma – La.
- Superb views of the major world’s highest mountain while crossing these passes.
- Together with your adventure, you will have a close view of the lifestyles of the Himalayan Sherpa people.
Everest Three Passes Trek: Brief itinerary
|Days||Duration||Altitude in Meters||Walking Distance|
|1.||Fly to Lukla and then trek to Phakding||2652||3h00|
|2.||Trek to Namche Bazaar||3440||6h00|
|4.||Trek to Thame||3800||5h30|
|5.||Trek to Marlung||4210||5h00|
|6.||Trek to Renjo Lake||4860||5h00|
|7.||Trek to Gokyo Lakes via Renjo – La Pass (5435 m)||4791||7h30|
|8.||Gokyo lake – Gokyo Peak (5360m) – Thangnak||4678||3h00|
|9.||Trek to Dzonglha via Cho-la Pass (5370 m)||4840||7h00|
|10.||Trek to Lobuche||4900||5h00|
|11.||Trek to Gorakshep then visit EBC||5160||7h00|
|12.||Hike to Kalapathar then back to Lobuche||4900||7h00|
|13.||Lobuche – Chhukung via Khongma Pass||4440||8h00|
|14.||Rest & discover Chhukung Ri|
|15.||Chhukung – Pangboche||3900||5h00|
|16.||Trek to Namche||3460||6h00|
|17.||Trek to Lukla||2800||7h00|
|18.||Fly back to Kathmandu|
Everest Three High Pass Trek Route
All the other treks in the Khumbu region since the Everest Three Passes Trek goes all the way starting from a flight to the beautiful Lukla. The trail then moves towards Namche Bazaar, a land of the Sherpa. Then it continues into Thame, Lungden, and finally reaches the Renjo Pass at an altitude of 5435 meters. The Renjo la Pass is a perfect viewpoint, whereas a 360-degree view of all the mountains in the Everest region. Another climbs up to Gokyo Ri to observe the spectacular views of the pristine snow-capped peaks. Also, visible the glaciers all around and the Gokyo valley in full view. The trail further extends to the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes, which linking Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp.
So, it accompanies with mind-boggling views of the Everest as well as mountains like Ama Dablam, Pumori, Cholatse, and Khumbutse. Likewise, you will observe the peaks such as Khangtega, Lobuche east and west, and many more impressive peaks. The third Pass, Kongma – La, is at an altitude of 5535m comes next in the trail, which is an equally rewarding viewpoint. Hence, The Three Passes Trek ends in Namche Bazar, which can reach by being a further hike from Chhukung.
The Everest Three Passes trek is generally best to complete counter-clockwise. It’s also possible to go clockwise, but not recommended because of the rapid altitude gain while crossing the Renjo. Instead, you can also add an extra day from Gokyo to explore the scenic Gokyo Lakes further up into the glacial valley. Here is the Everest Three Pass Trek map on google, which helps you navigate the daily schedule of the trek.
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Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652 m) 3h00 walk.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 5: Acclimatize day!
Day 6: Namche – Thame (3800m).
Day 7: Thame – Marulung (4210m) 5h00 walk.
Day 8: Marlung – Renjo Lake (4860m) 5h00 walk.
Day 9: Renjo Lake – Gokyo Lake (4791m).
Day 10: Gokyo lake – Gokyo Peak (5360m) -Thangnak (4678m). 3h00 walk.
Day 11: Trek to Cho-la Pass (5370 m) – Dzonglha (4,830 m) 7h00 walk.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) 5h00 walk.
Day 13: Trek to Gorak Shep (5160 m) – Everest Base Camp (5364 m) – Gorak Shep: 7h00 walk.
Day 14: Gorak Shep – Kalapathar (5545m) -Lobuche (4910m). 7h00 walk.
Day 15: Lobuche – Chhukung (4730m). 7h30 walk
Day 16: Chhukung – Pangboche (3930m) 6h00 walk.
Day 17: Pangboche – Tengboche (3867m).
Day 18: Tengboche – Namche Bazaar (3446m).
Day 19: Namche Bazaar – Phakding (2640m).
Day 20: Phakding – Lukla (2800m).
Day 21: Lukla – Kathmandu.
Day 22: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 23: Final departure.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.|
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1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.