The Everest Three passes trek involves trekking through three high passes of Everest region: Cho La (5420m), Renjo La (5300m) and Kongma La (5545m). The Three Passesare rugged high passes that link the major valleys of the Everest region. Crossing them and climbing the peaks of Kala Patar and Gokyo provides an unforgettable Himalayan experience.
Everest 3 passes trek is most exciting and adventurous with excellent scenic Mountain View. It offers magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyo, Amadablam and many more. It is designed for those trekkers who is looking for more adventurous and challenging mountain holiday. Three high passes Everest trekking is physically very demanding but it would be worth the attempt since you are rewarded with spectacular Himalayan views
Although you have to cross the three high passes above 5000 m, you do not require any technical climbing skills. Anyone with sound fitness and good health can complete the trek.
After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the domestic airport terminal. Receive your boarding pass and fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) that takes about 35 minutes. The flight offers you up close views of the Himalayas and romantic landscapes of hills, farms and rivers.
On arrival to Lukla, you will begin 3 hours trek to Phakding (2640 m.). You start your trek from Lukla with a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Mt. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a wonderful valley to your right; and Mt. Kusum Kang (6367m.) to the far end. Stay overnight at lodge.
Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at lodge.
It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For acclimatization you walk up to Khumjung where you can visit a monastery. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawoche, and Kwangde and so on. Or you can take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Stay overnight at lodge.
As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by the lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m). Stay overnight at lodge.
Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at lodge.
The trail gradually ascends up to the Chhukung. On the way, you can see summer huts made especially for keeping the livestock’s in summer time. Along this, you enjoy the beautiful mountain views in and around the valley. Stay overnight at lodge.
From Chhukung Ri you can have a view of Mt. Nuptse (7896m.), Mt.Lhotse (8511m.), Baruntse peak (6800m.),Ama Dablam peak(6856m.),Thamserku peak (6608m.), Konde Ri or peak(6187m.), Tawoche peak(6542m.), Cholotse peak (6441m.) and more. Now you begin your trek to Lobuche via Dongla which offers you panoramic view of the mountains along the way. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below of the Khumbu glacier. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appears at the front of you. Stay overnight at lodge.
While trekking from Gorakshep the route descends gently up to Lobuche. Now, the narrow path stretches at a flat level along the riverbed for some distance and the route suddenly goes upward to Dzongla. It gives you excellent views of Lobuche, Lobuche west, Chola Tse and Tabuche. Stay overnight at lodge.
The early part of the trek goes through flat stone path for an hour passing through an arid valley. Now, you head towards steeply ascent path as you reach Chola glacier. You walk for half an hour along the icy trails. After you reach Chola pass the route moves down through a stony path until you reach Phedi. Those who go for a camping trek camp around here and enjoy their lunch. The path goes up and down for some distance and you arrive at a ridge. From here you climb down up to Thagna. It is a small village with few lodges and tea shops. You can catch a glimpse of Machermo peak and some others. People here mostly grow potato, buck wheat, wheat and some green vegetables. Stay overnight at lodge.
To reach Gokyo your trails move along the glacier route until you reach the first lake. The trek is easier over flat path following Dudh Koshi stream up to Gokyo. It is a windy valley and situated near the third lake. At Gokyo you are stunned by the natural beauty of Dudh Pokhari Lake. Stay overnight at lodge.
Rest day at Gokyo and excursion in and around Gokyo valley. Gokyo is a trade centre where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to trekkers. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. This day you can make a side trip to the Fifth Lake via Fourth Lake. Stay overnight at lodge.
From Renjo La, you can see close view of snow several capped mountains including Everest. Stay overnight at lodge. Stay overnight at lodge.
Thame is a place where you can visit many ancient monasteries. You will be able to experience the real Sherpa culture and at the most, from Thame you can take a glance at the beautiful mountain peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.
The trail descends gently for early one hour to Sanasa (3550m.). Now you have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail descends steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga (3250m.) Tyangboche is famous passing by several villages and numerous teashops; the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. The way from Sanasa to Namche Bazaar has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains. Stay overnight at lodge.
The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay. Stay overnight at lodge.
You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu takes about 35 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor. Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking.
Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)
Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff
Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm
Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),
Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks
First Aid Kit
Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc
Additional items for camping trek:
Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses
Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price.
Michael James Pegg , Lola
30th Jun, 2022
Dear Nava (and Hari) We had a great time on our trek and loud every minutes of being in amongst the mountains very abily guided by Hari, Address: UK , Spain
David Giles , Paul Damon Wood , Richard Werner , Michael David Ritscher, Manauel Lorenzo
30th Jun, 2022
NAVA & NEPAL ENVIRONMENTAL TREKS A fantastic journey into the Himalaya. The trip was epic and our service from start to finish was superb. Address: USA and UK
VASUTHAVAN MAHESWARY & TAMAN SELAYANG BARU
30th Jun, 2022
EXCELLENT, WONDERFUL, SPECTACULAR First and foremost, I would like to express my joyous experience on my visit to Nepal, and of course, most of it is due to Nepal Environmental Trekking, which gave us an excellent guide and an excellent trekking experience for my stay here. Address: MALAYSIA
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