The Everest three pass trek provides the definitive and complete trekking experience in the Everest region. Truly an energetic itinerary fits best to the determined trekkers set on crossing the high altitude passes with the hikes to the smaller peaks, making Everest Three Passes Trek is best Everest trek in Everest region and is purely an exciting trekking holiday in the Himalayas. This a physically challenging trekking adventure crosses three high passes—Renjo La (5360m), Cho La (5420m), and Kongma La (5535m)—and joins the four distinct valleys of Gokyo, Khumbu, Bhote Koshi, and Imja.
Your Everest Three Pass adventure begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla. Through Sherpa hamlets, you make a steep ascent to the frozen pass of Renjo La (5360m), which is the first of the three passes. While the top of the pass is blessed with the alluring panorama of several peaks of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range and also of the Rolwaling Himal Range, the steep descent on the icy path takes you to the pristine Gokyo Lake. You also climb the Gokyo Ri (5360m) for an astonishing bird’s eye view of the whole Gokyo valley dotted with many lakes along with the close-up view of Cho Oyu (8188m) and several other snow-clad mountains. The trek then takes you through the Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal, and leads you on an icy trail to reach the second pass of the trek—Cho La (5420m). Once again, a breath-taking panorama of the various mountains in the Khumbu region can be seen from the top of the pass. The trail then takes you to the famed Everest Base Camp and later to the Kala Patthar vantage point, which is bound to fill you with the fond memories of the best sunrise view you have ever witnessed as the first rays of the sun touch the top of the world—Everest (8848m). A traverse along the large Khumbu Glacier finally brings you to last of the three passes, Kongma La (5535m), which provides an amazing view of the giants of the world such as Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8463m), and so on. Then through Chhukhung, Pangboche, Tengboche, Namche, and several other Sherpa villages, you head back to Lukla and then to Kathmandu with a huge sense of accomplishment.
Epic Adventures is one of the leading trekking agencies in Nepal. Our love for the mountains has led us to organize various trekking packages to all corners of the Nepal Himalayas. With our team of highly experienced climbers and porters, you are guaranteed the ultimate experience and a safe return to home with unforgettable memories that will last you a lifetime.
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Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Upon arriving at the airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted and taken to your hotel by our representatives. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Today you will be going to places with religious values and ancient architectures. Places like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will be the main attractions. You will come across historical importance and stories that will leave you in awe. Later, safety measures and detailed guide will be given to you by the expertise. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning, we take our flight to Lukla. Due to its amazing location, this is one of the most attractive airways in the world. In Lukla, we meet the rest of our staff members and commence our trek to Phakding. Descending past small Sherpa hamlets and crossing suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
We continue hiking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River, crossing this magnificent river many times on thrilling suspension bridges adorned with prayer flags. After entering the Khumbu region, the trail ascents swiftly with breath-taking views to reach Namche Bazaar, the entryway to the Khumbu region. The peak of Everest (8848m) starts to appear as we reach Namche. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Today is a rest day here in Namche. We will be exploring around this lovely Sherpa town. We will hike up to Everest View Hotel where we can get an attractive view of different peaks like Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6182m), Khumbila (5761m), and most importantly Everest (8848m). Back in Namche, we can visit the Sherpa Museum for a closer look of the Sherpa culture and lifestyle. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
After breakfast in Namche, the track takes us to the old village called Thamo, which is an easy hike along the Bhote Koshi Valley. Thamo is a small Sherpa village hosting amazing views of various mountains. After discovering the village, the trail goes on to Thame. After lunch, take a break and discover the Sherpa village and its culture. There is a small Hydro Power which we can explore. We can also visit the ancient Thame Monastery and enjoy the panoramic view of Gaurishankar Himal (7134m) and Cho Oyu (8188m). Stay overnight at the lodge.
After breakfast, an easy hike takes us to Marlung alongside the Bhote Koshi River, where we can have the short break. Then the track goes uphill to Lumde through the dry gorge. It is an exciting walk relishing the sights of the snow-capped mountains above and the gorge below. Past a few villages and across small streams, we finally reach Lumde, the last village in the Bhote Koshi Valley.
After breakfast, the trail ascends for some time and then a gradual walk on the plain trail starts. At the end, there is a tough climb to get to the top of the Renjo La (5360m), the first of the three passes, from where you will have an overwhelming view of Cho Oyu (8188m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Chamar (7287m), and Mt. Everest (8848m), among others. You will also get an incredible view of Gokyo Lakes from the top of Renjo La (5360m). The trail then descends to the third Gokyo Lake, Dudh Pokhari, behind which the quaint village of Gokyo awaits you. Overnight in Gokyo.
Today is a rest day, so we can hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m), a small mountain above Gokyo village, to enjoy the amazing views of the entire Gokyo valley. As we go uphill, the views of the mountains become even clearer and amazing. We can see three of the seven highest peaks in Nepal, Cho Oyu (8188m), Everest (8848m), and Lhotse (8414m). Other mesmerizing mountains, frozen lakes, and the massive Ngozumpa Glacier are also seen from the top of Gokyo Ri (5360m). We can hike further to the fourth lake, Thonak Tsho, where we take in an amazing nature in the lake’s tranquil beauty, after which we retrace back to the third lake. Overnight in Gokyo.
Today we will start the trek early as we will be walking through the vast Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the lengthiest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas. During the sunny day, the ice melts so we should pass this glacier before the sun heats up. A downhill walk through the icy path all the way to Dragnag calls for a good rest, so enjoy a warm cup of coffee while gazing at the beautiful view of Cholatse (6335m). Overnight in Dragnag.
Today is one of the toughest days of the trek. Start your day with a steep hike on a rocky path filled with ice and snow to reach the top of Cho La (5420m). There are some Buddhist prayer flags on the top of the pass which hosts breathtaking views of the mountains such as Cho Oyu (8188m), Everest (8488m), Lobuche (6145m), Cholatse (6335m), and many others. There is ice along the path for a while as we descend through the enormous rock that leads to an easy stroll at the end to get to Dzongla. Overnight in Dzongla.
After breakfast, an easy descent for a while and a few hours of uphill and downhill trek brings us to Dughla. En route, we come across a beautiful lake located at the base of Chola Glacier, which is named Chola Tsho. Then a steep climb alongside Khumbu Glacier takes us to the mountain village of Lobuche, situated at the foot of Lobuche East (6119m). Overnight in Lobuche.
After breakfast, we walk further alongside Khumbu Glacier to reach Gorakshep. It is an easy walk where we can witness mesmerizing views of snow-capped peaks and glaciers. The tracks are generally stony, which makes it little hard to climb. Upon reaching Gorakshep, we follow the moraine trail through the large Khumbu Glacier until reaching Everest Base Camp. Spectacular views of Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7161m), Lingtren (6749m), Khumbutse (6665m), and other surrounding mountains can be seen from this gorgeous foot of Mount Everest (8848m). We will spend some time at the base camp before returning to Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorakshep.
Today we make an early morning hike to watch the blessed ray of sunrise from the top of Kala Patthar (5545m). The breathtaking sight of the first rays of the sun kissing Mt. Everest (8848m) is what compels us to make this tough climb to Kala Patthar (5545m). View of Mt. Pumori (7161m), various glaciers, and of the valleys below is astonishing from the top. After spending some time at the top, we return to Gorakshep and then move ahead to reach Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.
After breakfast, we start moving through Khumbu Glacier. After passing the glacier and stream, the track leads up to the last pass of our trek, Kongma La (5535m). From the top of the pass, ravishing views of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range can be seen. We then descend gradually alongside a small stream to reach Chhukhung in the Imja Valley. The amazing peaks of Ama Dablam (6856m) and Island Peak (6189m) shine brightly in Chhukhung. Overnight in Chhukhung.
Today is an easy day following the downhill trail above the gorge of Imja River. The trail takes us down to Dingboche and then to Pangboche village along with their sacred monasteries. The path then descends to the river and crosses the bridge. After that, the trail goes to Tengboche where the oldest and the most sacred monastery of Khumbu is located on top of a hill. Tengboche Monastery, apart from being a spiritual center, also hosts alluring panorama of Ama Dablam (6856m), Taboche (6367m), Kangtega (6685m), Thamserku (6608m), and many others. Overnight in Tengboche.
Today, walking downhill through the rhododendron forest, we get to the bottom of the hill, pass the bridge, and climb through the pine forest to reach Khumjung village. Khumjung is the largest Sherpa village in Khumbu and is famous for the monastery that displays a skull of the infamous Yeti. After visiting Khumjung, the trail descends all the way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Today will be the last day of the trek. After breakfast, we will walk further on the trails that go up and down to reach Lukla. Crossing different villages, forests, and rivers over the suspension bridges, we reach Lukla. Upon reaching, we will rest or explore the village of Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.
Bidding goodbye to the Himalayas, today we fly back to Kathmandu from the world’s most dangerous airport in Lukla. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Feel free to stroll in the vibrant streets of Thamel and enjoy a traditional dinner. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
After a quick photo taken with all the members, you will be dropped at the airport 3 hours prior to the flight time.