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 teahouse treks in Nepal.
Everest Three Pass Trek: Quick facts
Everest Three Passes Trek: Brief itinerary
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 5435m. 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 3 Pass 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.
|1.||Arrival day in Kathmandu||1350 meters|
|3.||Fly to Lukla and then trek to Phakding||2652 m||3h00 walk.|
|4.||Trek to Namche Bazaar.||3440 m||6h00 walk.|
|6.||Namche – Thame||3800m||5h30 walk|
|7.||Thame – Marulung||4210m||5h00 walk.|
|8.||Marlung – Renjo Lake||4860m||5h00 walk.|
|9.||Renjo Lake – Gokyo Lake via Renjo pass||4791m||7h30 walk|
|10.||Gokyo lake – Gokyo Peak (5360m) – Thangnak||4678m||3h00 walk.|
|11||Trek to Dzonglha via Cho-la Pass (5370 m)||4,830 m||7h00 walk.|
|12.||Trek to Lobuche||4,910 m||5h00 walk.|
|13.||Trek to Gorak Shep via Everest Base Camp||5160 m||7h00 walk.|
|14.||Hike to Kalapathar then back to Lobuche||4910 m||7h00 walk.|
|15.||Lobuche – Chhukung via Khongma Pass||4440 m||7h30 walk|
|16.||Chhukung – Pangboche||3930 m||6h00 walk.|
|17 – 20.||Pangboche – Lukla (2800m).||2800m|
|21.||Lukla – Kathmandu.|
|22.||Free day in Kathmandu.|
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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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