Everest Three High Passes Trekking

Everest three high passes Trek

  • Duration: 21 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Strenuous 
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Best Time: mar-may | sep-dec
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Max. Altitude: 5545m

Highlights

  • Trek the entire Everest region in a circuit.
  • Cross three tough 5,000 m passes
  • Incredible views of the world's tallest mountain
  • Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La
  • Leave the crowds at Everest Base Camp

Everest Three passes Trek with Yolo Hike is one of the challenging itineraries for Everest Region Trek, this itinerary is designed for True adventure seekers. This journey is rated as strenuous 3 high passes of Renjo La (5388 m), Cho La (5380 m), and Kongma La (5535 m). During the journey, you can experience the lovely Himalayas and learn about the lifestyle of Sherpa communities.

You will start your journey from Kathmandu sightseeing and slowly move towards Everest Base Camp and cross three high passes covering Four stunning valleys (Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja Tse.) with mountains and vegetation. We climb Kalapatthar in Nepali, which means "Black Rock" and the most well-known landmark, Kalapatthar, is located just above Gorakshep on the southern ridge of Mt. Pumori in the Khumbu Himalayan Range. We also pass Gokyo Ri and enjoy the Lovely Turquoise blue Gokyo Lake.

We also go to Chukung from Lobuche, crossing the Kongmala, a less traveled and difficult but rewarding route. Our third peak, Chukung Ri, is reached from Chukung. Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu can all be seen from the top of Chukung Ri. To finish the Everest high three-pass journey, we hike via the Thyangboche monastery, making a large circle. Without a doubt, the entire voyage is accompanied by a hundred memories and a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Our experts' advice: If you're having trouble deciding which hard Himalayan hiking to do, go no further. Simply schedule this three-pass trek, which includes all of the highlights of the Everest region.

Itinerary

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Yolo Hike airport representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the Hotel in Kathmandu as denoted in the itinerary. All the trip plans will be discussed. You will be given the permits and necessary documents which we will prepare before your arrival. The welcome dinner is organized and guides are introduced. Overnight at Hotel

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Today after a light breakfast, we visit a variety of places in Kathmandu valley. You will explore Pashupatinath Temple and worship lord Shiva and learn about the culture more vastly, next stop will be Guheswori Temple one of the holiest temple 1 km east from Pasupatinath on the bank of the Bagmati river. We will then drive a short distance to the Boudhanath Stupa. In Boudhanath, wander the Tibetan-inspired streets and illustrate some local delicacies, Final destination will be Jalnarayan Temple (Sleeping Vishnu, Budanilkantha) which takes around 45 minutes which stretches in Shivapuri National Park, worship Lord Vishnu, and Transfer to Hotel.

  • Altitude2610m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will take the packed breakfast or arrange the very early morning breakfast at the hotel (Depending on the flight time). We will then head towards Domestic Airport for the flight to Lukla. It is about 35 minutes of flight which offers lots of mountain vistas and landscapes. This flight is also an adventure in itself. Once we land in Lukla we will take a tea break and meet the rest of the crew members (porters & Sherpa helpers).

After tea and baggage assembly we will walk towards Phakding. The trail is downhill and gentle slope through small towns and forests. There are numerous stupas and manes (rotating wheels) on the trail which is believed to bring good luck. We will rest at the teahouse in Phakding.

  • Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we start our journey towards Namche. Today is a hard day for walking as it has steep ascents. However, the view is fantastic and you will stop numerous times to capture the marvelous view. As we reach Monjo we will have to enter the Sagarmatha National Park. It is listed as the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE also.

Until we reach the Larpchen Bridge also known as the Hillary Bridge the trail is comfortable. There are numerous suspension bridges to cross and villages to pass by. The crossing of Hillary Bridge is so fascinating that you will get glimpses of things to come in the upcoming days.

About half an hour from Namche Bazaar we will get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest too. Once we enter Namche Bazaar you will be surprised to see the hustling town up in the Himalayas. You will find numerous teahouses, café, shops, and banks. You can stroll around the town in the evening after check-in at the teahouse.

  • Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is for acclimatization to the altitude. We will follow the standard protocol to avoid altitude sickness. Hike higher and rest lower is the main principle. Therefore, we will hike to Everest View Hotel (3880 m). The view of Mt. Everest, Thamserku, Amadablam, Cholatse, Nuptse, and Lhotse is breathtaking from the place.

After spending about 1 hour on the top we will trek back to Namche Bazar from the Khumjung Village route. If time permits, we will visit the mountain museum at Namche. You can stroll around and get acclimatized to the surrounding. Stay in Namche as unique as the place is the highest situated town of Nepal.

  • Altitude3860m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After Breakfast, we will head towards Tengboche Monastery. The trail is uphill and downhill of almost equal proportion. We will have to walk downhill up to Phungi Thanga and from there onwards the ascent through green lush forests. On the top of the slope there lies the beautiful Tengboche with the Mt. Amadablam on the backdrop. The views of Namche Valley and the Pangboche Valley on either side make your stay captivating. Evening visit to Tengboche monastery is very spiritual.

  • Altitude4410m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

For the first 30 minutes, we will descend through birch and rhododendron forests. From Debuche we will have to walk uphill and reach the Pangboche Village. It is at the crossroad between Amadablam Base Camp Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek.

For the whole day, we will be walking on the Imja Valley alongside the Lobuche River. From Pangboche the trail is gentle uphill and we reach the final big settlement on the trail the Dingboche Village. You can stroll around the village where you can observe their farms too. The village is known for potato and buckwheat production also.

  • Altitude5546m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

oday we move forward with trail passes before hitting alpine moraines surrounded by the high Himalayas, our trail travels through stone-walled pastures and the Imja Khola valley. The trail continues to Bibre, a yak herder's settlement. The magnificent Ama Dablam and Amphu Labsa mountains may be seen straight across the valley from here. Icy streams cut through the route ahead. We continue walking for another half hour and arrive in Chhukung.

  • Altitude5546m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will stay in Chhukung in order to adequately acclimate to high elevations. We know that doing some physical activities on our acclimatization day is critical, so we make the most of it by heading towards Chhukung Ri after lunch. Near the peak of Chhukung Ri, there is some easy scrambling. From the top, we have a fantastic view of the Ama Dablam and Amphu Labcha peaks across the valley. We make our way back to Chhukung for the night.

  • Altitude5535m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start our walk today very early in the morning to reach Kongma La pass, which is the highest point on the entire expedition. We can either walk back to Bibre and hike on the trail above the Niyang Khola, or we can take a trail northwest of Chhukung via the Nuptse Glacier moraines. Cairns and Buddhist prayer flags mark the top of the pass. The most challenging aspect of today's adventure is the last descent from the pass. After ascending the far side moraine, the trail heads north through the Khumbu Glacier, which leads to Lobuche. Lobuche is where you'll spend the night.

  • Altitude5364m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Finally, today is the day we visit Everest Base Camp. Before EBC we will have to walk through moraines and glaciers towards Gorakshep. We will take lunch at Gorakshep and check-in in the room. After brief rest, we will then hike towards Everest Base Camp.

This is probably the most stunning day as you will finally step on the foothill of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. After spending some time at base camp, we will then return to Gorakshep.

  • Altitude5545m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We begin our walk to Kala Pathar early in the morning to enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Everest as the sun rises. However, we must be prepared to journey in the dark and in freezing temperatures (the temperature varies according to the season). Additionally, there is always the possibility of frigid winds, which are extremely prevalent. The familiar peaks of Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Everest, and Nuptse tower above us as we continue our walk. We shall reach the summit of Kala Patthar after several hours of ascent. From Kalapathar, the view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks is breathtaking. We take in the breathtaking Himalayan views before descending to Dzong La, on the way, we pass Chola Tsho Lake. We go on and pass by another, much smaller lake than Chola Tsho Lake. Before arriving at Dzongla, we cross the Chola Khola on a bridge. Overnight in Dzongla. where we will spend the night.

  • Altitude4680m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our day begins as we depart from the tea house, taking in the breathtaking vistas of the neighboring Himalayas. Today, when we cross the high altitude Cho La Pass and continue towards Thagnak, we will face a significant hurdle. However, when we approach the tempting altitude of 5300m at Cho La Pass, dramatic views of snow-capped peaks that we have never seen before begin to materialize. Up-close views of Cholatse and Amadablam, in particular, are breathtaking. While following these ascents and descents, we take precautions to avoid injury due to the possibility of slippery ice-crusted around the rocks. As a result, after a short time, we arrive in Thangnak.

  • Altitude4800m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a well-deserved rest in Thangnak before continuing our Everest Three Pass adventure to Gokyo, crossing across the world's largest glacier, the Ngozumpa. We approach picturesque Gokyo Valley after a couple of hours of walking and discover the stunning natural beauty of Gokyo lakes with magnificent mountain settings.

  • Altitude5357m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hiking of Gokyo Ri for sunrise is the best highlight of this trekking. You can view mountains as far as Mt. Makalu from this famous viewpoint. Everest, Choyou, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, Amadablam, Cholatse, Kwangde, and many others can be witnessed in 360 degrees. Another hiking takes place to 5th lake is the best place to witness Everest from a different angle. The magnificent Tibetan side can be seen from the Fifth Lake area

  • Altitude5360m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We begin the day early in order to complete the long day's journey ahead of us. For a while, our track follows Dudh Pokhari (lake). Before descending to the Renjo La pass, we trek for almost two hours. We are rewarded with spectacular vistas of the Himalayan and Rolwaling ranges, among others, along the route. The third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village are visible beneath the gray smear of the Ngozumpa Glacier from the Renjo La pass, just as they are from Gokyo Ri. From the summit of the pass, we have spectacular views of Mt. Everest.

Our trail descends a stone stairway before crossing rough scree to reach the Angladumba Tsho Lake's south side. The presence of ice on the trail while descending makes our descent a little risky. We pass via Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake on our trip. We travel down a small valley packed with massive stones to Lunde, where a support lodge exists, but it is frequently closed. We travel from Lumde to Marlung, on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River, for over an hour. At Marlung, you'll spend the night.

  • Altitude3438m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We slowly make our move down from Marulung to Thame following a centuries-old trade route frequented by Tibetan traders. Then to Taranga after crossing the Bhote Koshi River. Before reaching Thame, the trail continues to decline and we cross two bridges. Thame's famed Gompa, perched on a hill to the west, overlooks the town. From here, For Tibetan traders, the trail descending from Marlung is a well-known old commercial route.

  • Altitude3200m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following the same path, we pass through several rivers and streams after Thame, a culturally rich and picturesque tiny community. Here in Manju, we have the opportunity to visit a prominent monastery and take part in May festivities while admiring spectacular vistas of snowcapped peaks like Kusum Kangaroo and Thamserku.

  • Altitude2800m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we return to Lukla from Manju, following the downward trail. We have a different view and perspective of the surroundings as we cautiously walk through gorgeous rhododendron forests, and difficult pathways, with a lovely heart full of amazing memories. We relive amazing memories from the previous two weeks as we drop into Lukla, and when we get in Lukla, we simply appreciate those memories.

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Dinner

We will board the flight back to Kathmandu. Our airport representative will take you again to your hotel in Kathmandu. Farewell Dinner will be organized with a cultural program and Nepalese food.

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Today our representative from Yolo Hike will drop you at Tribhuwan International Airport. You officially complete the journey today and proceed toward your homeland.

What's Included
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Airport to Airport transfer in private vehicle
  • 3 Night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis in Star category Hotel
  • Three times meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Best available accommodation in Tea House Lodge on a twin-sharing basis during the trek.
  • Private Bathrooms and Hot showers in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
  • Highly Experienced and Certified Guide and porter (1 porter for every two trekkers)
  • Trekking Guide and Porter Salary, Food, Accommodation, and Insurance
  • Flight Ticket (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • All entrance fees and taxes including Airport Tax
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) (2 Passport Size Photograph Required)
  • All Government Taxes and Services Charges
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag by YOLO Hike
  • Duffle bag by YOLO Hike
  • First Aid Medical Kit
What's Excluded
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu) are not listed in the itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Nepal entry Visa can be taken upon your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Single entry Visa fee cost USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days), For Arrival Visa you are requested two Passport size photograph
  • Soft Drinks including water and other beverage not listed in the itinerary
  • Snacks, Tea and Coffee
  • Personal expenses like bar bills, laundry, and others
  • Hot Showers except in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
  • Personal Trekking Gears
  • Internet, Phone calls
  • Tips for Staffs

Additional Info

Difficulty

Everest three-pass trek is one of the most difficult treks in Nepal as you have to pass three high passes This journey is rated as strenuous 3 high passes of Renjo La (5388 m), Cho La (5380 m), and Kongma La (5535 m) that are as more tough as you hike up. The three-pass hike is classified as "difficult." Given the high pass crossings, it's a dangerous excursion. It is more difficult than its sister treks, Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes. But as you travel the lovely Himalayas and the Sherpa culture will inspire your whole journey.

Accommodation and meals

Yolo Hike always provides you with luxurious accommodation and meals as per your destination plans. Every accommodation we choose for you comes with twin by twin sharing as you want more luxury or a private room with a hot shower, we can manage your package where you have to pay extra.

You are provided with included meals that are authentically Nepali cultural and international cuisines, you can also have options in some cases but the meals we provide you are hygienic and healthy for the trip like Everest three pass trek.

Variations

Basically, there are two ways to complete the Everest three-pass trek, we highly recommend you to complete the Everest three-pass trek counter-clockwise as the clockwise route has steep altitude and most of the trekkers find it difficult to pass the trek and has to return back even in some cases. Passing Renjo La is the easy form of the route and you can see the view of crystal clear Gokyo lakes upright.

We are providing you with the best itinerary possible with lots of research and that suits you best. However, if you are not satisfied you can create your custom itinerary at the option Plan your trip on the website or directly mail us at info@yolohike.com

FAQs

  • Q1. How difficult is Everest Three High Passes Trek?

    Everest three pass trek is considered strenuous as it is one of the difficult trails of Nepal passing three high pass peaks concluding of Renjo La (5388 m), Cho La (5380 m), and Kongma La (5535 m). As you hike up the journey becomes more difficult and beginner trekkers might take their step back in case you don’t follow the instruction of experienced trekking guides.

  • This hike is best done in the spring (March-May) and autumn (October-November). Although the monsoon season (June to early September) has less reliable weather, some hikers prefer it since it fits better into their vacation schedule. The winter season (December to February) is bitterly cold, and snow may close the passes, but sunny skies are common.

  • If you are planning your trip to Nepal and admiring to complete Everest Three Pass Trek, Booking the trip is easier than you have thought of simply click on the Book Now option on the right side of the website and fill with your information or if you have more concern, please mail us at info@yolohike.com for more detailed information.

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