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 Three Passes 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 provides an amalgamation of natural beauty and 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 Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of Nepal’s most demanding tea-house treks.
Everest Three Pass Trek: Quick facts
|Trek Duration||18 days|
|Max. Altitude||5545 Meters|
Everest Three Passes Trek: Brief itinerary
|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.||Thame to Marlung||4210||5h00|
|6.||Trek to Renjo Lake||4860||5h00|
|7.||Renjo Lake to Gokyo Lakes via Renjo – La Pass (5435 m)||4791||7h30|
|8.||Gokyo lake – Gokyo Peak aka Gokyo Ri (5360m) – Thangnak||4678||3h00|
|9.||Trek to Dzonglha via Cho-la Pass (5370 m)||4840||7h00|
|10.||Dzonglha 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.||Namche 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, the land of the Sherpas. 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 climb to Gokyo Ri to observe the spectacular views of the pristine snow-capped peaks. Also, the glaciers and the Gokyo valley in full view are visible. The trail further extends to the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes, linking Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp.
So, it accompanies mind-boggling views of Everest and 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 5535 meters and comes next in the trail, which is an equally rewarding viewpoint. Hence, The Everest Three Passes Trek ends in Namche Bazar, which can be reached by further hike from Chhukung.
The Everest Three Passes trek Trekenerally 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 add an extra day from Gokyo to explore the scenic Gokyo Lakes further up into the Gokyo Ri at the glacial valley. Here is the Everest Three Pass Trek map on google, which helps you navigate the day-by-day itinerary of a 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.