Everest three passes trek is one of the Challenges in the Nepal Himalaya, including the classic Everest base camp trek route. The three passes trek explores the gems of the Khumbu region. Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft), and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft) are the main 3 pass you will trek through. Set foot on the Everest base camp, Gokyo Ri; and explore Gokyo Lakes all comes within three passes trek itinerary.
About Everest Three Passes Trek
Everest Three Passes Trek is an ideal choice for a thrilling adventure, seeker. Trekers who are looking for a challenging and advanced trek in the Everest region of Nepal can take it as the best one. It includes high mountain passes, Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft).
Three pass trek distance is 153 Km, like that of the Everest base camp trek. You will enjoy every day of the trek with the serene beauty of the Himalaya and rhododendron forest. Prayer’s flag, monasteries, mani walls, chorten reflects Buddhism in each step of your trial. Hospitality of Sherpa, services on such a difficult landscape, yak and shed, rocky and snowy surface at once energize you and show Himalayan life.
Everest three passes trek includes 21 days, leading you from Lukla to Renjo La (17, 929ft / 5,465m), Gokyo Re (5,330m / 17,483ft), Gokyo lakes (4,800m), Cho la Pass (5,367m / 17,604ft) Everest base camp (5,357m / 17,575ft), Kongma La (5,535m / 18,159ft) as major destination.
Among the three passes, you will visit Renjo la pass first. The simple answer to how to reach Renjo la pass is, after the delightful mountainous flight to Lukla we will reach Pakhding on the 3rd day of the trek. (1st day arriving, second day Kathmandu day tour). Your route continues from Pakhding to Namche, Thame, Marlung, Lungden, and finally reach Renjo la on the ninth day of your trek.
Renjo la pass elevation of 17,929ft / 5465m offers you the view of Mt Cho-Oyu, Mt.Gyachung Kang, Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, and Ngozumba glacier, the world’s largest glacier.
You will climb Gokyo Re, (Gokyo peak), the second destination on the 10th day after having a night stay on Gokyo lake. On the same day exploration of three lakes of Gokyo (Gokyo 1st at 4661m, Gokyo 2nd at 4720m, and Gokyo 3rd at 4750m) gives a majestic view of glacier lakes. Lakes on such a high elevation around snowy surroundings reflect the magical beauty of Nepal.
Cho la Pass (5,367m / 17,604ft), is another attraction of the Everest three pass trek. The view of Ngozumba glacier, the snowy path remains behind, as you reach Chola Pass. The trial From Thaknak to Chola pass is the most challenging path of the entire trek. You have to cross many crevaces (snow cracks) to reach Cho La pass. The highest point of Cho la pass shows you the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Cholatse soar, Lobuche, and Baruntse.
Your step on Everest base camp falls on the morning of the 14th day, from Gorekshep. After passing Lobuche, we will pass many glaciers, mountains, and moraines to reach Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft). View of Cholatse, Taboche, Kangtega, Thamserku, Khangri, Pumori, Lingtren, and Labuche passes with our forwarding steps. As we reach Kongma La pass, Cholaste peak, Lobuche peak, Mt. Lhoste, Mt. Nuptse, Island peak, Mt Makalu, Baruntse, glacier lakes, Mt. Ama Dablam and Pokalde peak stands in front of us showing the miracle of Nepal Himalaya.
The view of mountain ranges, glacier and glacier lakes, makes your trip wonderful every day. The walk-on stone-paved path, rocky and snowy trail indirectly supports you to become an adventurous trekker.
We have 15 Days three passes trek itinerary and Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek at a reasonable cost.
|Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)|
|Day 02: Kathmandu Day Tour & Trek Prepration (1,300m/4,264 ft)|
|Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs walk|
|Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk|
|Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar|
|Day 06: Trek to Thame, (3800m), 3 to 4 hours|
|Day 07: Trek to Marlung, (4137m), 4 to 5 hours|
|Day 08: Trek to Lungdeng (4600m), 3 to 4 hours|
|Day 09: Trek to Renjo- La (17,929ft / 5465m) to Gokyo Lake (4800m)|
|Day 10: Explore Day at Gokyo Lake|
|Day 11: Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m/17,483ft), and trek to Thaknak (4750m/15580ft), 6-7 hrs walk|
|Day 12: Trek to Cho-la Pass (5367m/17604ft) to Dzongla (4,850m/15908ft), 5-6 hrs walk|
|Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft), 5-6 hrs walk|
|Day 14: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) and return to Lobuche for overnight. 6 to7 hrs|
|Day 15: Lobuche – Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) – Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hrs|
|Day 16: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs walk|
|Day 17: Trek to Monjo ((2680M/8791ft), 5-6 hrs walk|
|Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 6-7 hrs walk|
|Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)|
|Day 20: Leisure at Kathmandu|
|Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu|
- Thrilling flight ( Lukla Flight)
- Sherpa Communities
- Amazing Nmache and Lukla Town
- Explore Buddhist monastery ( Tangbuche, Pangbuche )
- Three high passes ( Renjo la, Cho la Pass, Kongma La Pass)
- Amazing View of world High Mountain. (Everest, Cho oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu)