Everest Three Pass Trek - 18 Days

Everest Three Pass Trek is the ultimate trekking experience one can ever have in Everest region. This trek is the most challenging and adventurous treks in the Khumbu region, for it takes you to three snow-covered passes—Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5420m), and Renjo La (5360m)—unfolding the gems of the region. One has to be physically and mentally fit to go on this trek as you are required to traverse on rough terrains to reach each of these passes that offer glorious views of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range, including the mighty Everest (8848m).

The Everest Three Passes Trek is a strenuous climb that includes climbing 3 high passes that connect the four valleys of Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja. You will cross rough and rocky high passes of Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5380 m), and Renjo La (5388 m) along with surmounting the three crests of Everest base camp. (5364m), Kala Patthar (5545m), and Gokyo Ri (5360m) which will present you with breathtaking views of the Himalayas providing you the ultimate experience of trekking. The first pass, Kongma La (5535m), is crossed after spending quality time in Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery. This high pass takes you to the base of the world’s highest mountain, Everest (8848m). The trek continues via Kala Patthar (5550m) to reach the second pass, Cho La (5380m). Situated on the foot of Cholatse (6335m), this pass takes you to the pristine Gokyo Lakes, which is a group of five freshwater lakes. Finally, the third pass, Renjo La (5388m), brings you to the Bhote Koshi Valley. The Everest Three Passes Trek comes to an end as you trace your way to Lukla via Thame and Namche Bazaar.

Everest Three Pass Trek

Overall, this more than 2 weeks long trek can be taken as a great fusion of incredible scenery, challenging high altitude, and exclusive Sherpa culture exploration opportunity. This trek famous for both risk and scenery can make you extremely overwhelmed. But, we have managed our itineraries in such a way that you get plenty of rest to refresh yourself for another adventurous day. So, be a part of our Everest Three Pass Trek and enlighten yourself with knowledge and a life changing experience.

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Everest Three Pass Trek Altitude Chart

Everest Three Pass Trek Altitude Chart


Day 1
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel .

Upon arriving in the Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, you will be greeted and taken to your hotel by our representatives. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and preparation for the trek.

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 of the day. These places are also listed under UNESCO’s world heritage sites. You will come across historical importance and stories that will leave you in awe. Later, safety measures and detailed guideline will be given to you by the expertise. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [40 minutes] [2850m] and trek to Phakding [2600m] 3-4 hours

Early morning, we take our flight to Lukla. After flying above the magnificent lush hills and snow-capped peaks, we arrive at Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla. 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. Through lush rhododendron forests and some small Sherpa villages, we reach Phakding. Overnight stay in Phakding.

Day 4
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche [3450m] 6-7 hours

We continue hiking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River, crossing this magnificent river many times on thrilling suspension bridges filled with prayer flags. After entering Sagarmatha National Park, the trail ascents swiftly with breathtaking views to reach Namche Bazaar, the entryway to the Khumbu region. In Namche, you will find the great hospitality of the Sherpa people. You will get to know about their tradition, culture, and their way of living. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5
Day 05: Rest / acclimatization day in Namche Bazar [Hike to Khumjung village (3780 m)

Today is a rest day / acclimatization here in Namche. We will be exploring around this lovely Sherpa town. After a little ascend uphill to reach Everest View Hotel, an attractive view of different peaks like Nuptse (7861m), Thamserku (6623m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Everest (8848m), and many more can be seen. We can also explore the beautiful Sherpa village of Khumjung and visit its monastery to have a look at the Yeti Skull displayed inside. Later, hike back to Namche Bazaar and visit its vibrant market. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazar to Tengboche [3865m] 5-6 hours

Today we follow the trails of Dudh Koshi River upstream until reaching the water driven prayer wheels near Phunke Tenga. We then hike above Imja Khola for some time to finally reach Tengboche. We will stop briefly at Tengboche Monastery, the largest and the most sacred monastery of Khumbu region, before entering the village of Tengboche. The whitewashed monastery, apart from its spiritual importance, hosts alluring views of the Mahalangur Himalayan range. Overnight stay in Tengboche.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche [4410m] 6-7 hours

After breakfast, we ascend to reach Dingboche. Accompanied by the views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Lhotse (8414m), and Everest (8848m) the trail moves through lush rhododendron forest past the Pangboche village. Upon reaching Somare, we cross Imja River on a suspension bridge and climb uphill to reach Dingboche. Overnight stay in Dingboche.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukhung [4730m]. 2 hours.

Instead of staying an extra day in Dingboche we go to Chhukung to avoid next day’s long walk while crossing Kongma-La pass. Today is a short yet interesting walk uphill to finally get to Chhukhung. The track moves along the Imja River valley with an amazing 360-degree view of nearby mountains. Passing different villages as we move uphill on the forested, we finally arrive in Chhukhung. Overnight stay in Chhukhung.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek from Chhukhung to Lobuche (4940m) via Kongma-la pass [5535], 7-8 hours

Today we cross our first pass, Kongma La (5535m). This is the highest pass among the three passes. After breakfast, we prepare to reach Kongma La; the trail to reach here is steep uphill with some difficulties. After a few hours of walk, we reach the top of the pass, from where we can enjoy the view of different mountains as well as the valleys of Khumbu region. After enjoying the views, we descend to Lobuche. Walking on the rocky track filled with moraines of Khumbu Glacier, we now reach our destination—Lobuche. Overnight stay in Lobuche.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest base camp (5364m) via Gorakshep. Stay overnight in Gorakshep [5140m]. 7-8 hours.

After breakfast, we walk further to reach Gorakshep. It is a rewarding walk where we can experience the mesmerizing view of snow-capped peaks and glaciers until reaching Gorakshep. The tracks are generally stony, which makes it little hard to walk on the rough surface. Upon reaching Gorakshep, we take rest for short while and then move upward to reach Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the base of the mighty Everest (8848m), spectacular view of mountains like Nuptse (7861m), Khumbutse (6665m), Pumori (7165m), and other surrounding mountains can be seen. We will spend some time here in the base camp and later return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay in Gorakshep.

Day 11
Day 11: Morning hike from Gorakshep to Kala Pattar [5545m] 3:00 hrs and trek to Dzongla [4860m.] 6-7 hours.

Early in the morning, hike to watch a blessed sunrise from the top of Kala Patthar (5550m). From here, experience breathtaking sight of the valleys as well as the first rays of sun caressing Mt. Everest (8848m). The view of Mt. Pumori (7165m) and other snowy mountains and glaciers is astonishing from the top of Kala Patthar (5545m). After spending some time on the top, we return to Gorakshep and move ahead to reach Dzongla. After few hours of ascend and a slight descend, we arrive in Dzongla. Overnight stay in Dzongla.

Day 12
Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Gokyo Lakes [4790m] via Cho La Pass (5420m). 6-7 hours.

Today is another tough day as we will be climbing across the second pass, Cho La (5420m), to reach the beautiful Gokyo lakes. A steep uphill climb on an ice-covered trail takes us to the top of Cho La (5420m). In some cases, we might need to use your crampons and other gears to make this climb. From the top of the pass, amazing views of Cho Oyu (8188m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Chola (6089m), and so on can be seen. We then descend carefully on an equally slippery path until reaching Cho La Phedi. Then the trail walks through the dry land for a while to finally head through Ngozumpa Glacier to reach the third Gokyo Lake, Dudh Pokhari. The tiredness of the long trek would be forgotten at the sight of the enchanting lake on whose surface the peak of Cho Oyu (8188m) reflects gleefully. Overnight stay in Gokyo.

Day 13
Day 13: Rest day in Gokyo and hike up to Gokyo-Ri [5360m]

Today is a rest day in Gokyo, so we will hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360m), a small mountain above Gokyo village, in the morning and enjoy the amazing views of the entire Gokyo valley and its many small lakes along with the views of gorgeous mountain peaks. If you wish, we can also hike up to the fourth lake, Thonak Tsho (4870m), where we can relish the lake’s tranquil beauty, after which we retrace back to the third lake. Overnight stay in Gokyo.

Day 14
Day 14: Trek from Gokyo to Renjo-La Pass [5360m] and then to Lunden [4368m] 6-7 hours

We begin the day early to cross the third and the last of the three high passes of Khumbu, Renjo La (5360m). Hiking gradually on a snow-filled path, we reach the top of Renjo La (5360M), from where enthralling views of Cho Oyu (8188m), Everest (8848m), and the Rolwaling Himal range can be seen. Afterward, we descend on the icy trail to reach small lakes like Angladumba Tsho, Relama Tsho, and Renjo Lake. Continuing to descend, we now reach a tiny village Lunden for the overnight stay.

Day 15
Day 15: Trek from Lungden to Namche [3450m] 6-7 hours

After breakfast, we will begin our trek to Namche. Today’s walk is relaxed on a relatively easier trail, so we can enjoy the landscapes surrounding us. We will be able to get the views of Everest and other mountains from distance. Enjoying the amazing views of nature, we will now reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay in Namche.

Day 16
Day 16: Trek from Namche to Lukla 6-7 hours

Today will be the last day of the trek as we make our way from Namche to Lukla. Crossing different villages, forests, and rivers over the suspension bridge, we reach Lukla. Upon reaching, we will rest and later explore the market in Lukla. Overnight stay in Lukla.

Day 17
Day 17: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu 35-40 minutes.

Early in the morning, we fly back to Kathmandu from the mountainous town of Lukla. We will witness beautiful snow-capped mountains and lush green hills during the flight to Kathmandu. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, feel free to stroll in the vibrant Kathmandu streets. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18
Day 18: Final departure to your next destination.

You will be dropped-off at the airport 3 hours prior to the scheduled flight time.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • 3 night's accommodation l in Kathmandu.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by car / van / bus.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available guesthouses during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
  • The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
  • National Park entry permit.
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag by Base Camp Adventure (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • First aid medical kits.
  • All necessary land transport
  • Domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) and airport tax

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry, hot shower etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Kathmandu city tour's entry fees
  • Tips for trekking staff.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
Trip Reviews
5 stars
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  1. What A Trek
    Shree20th July, 2019

    This was without a doubt one of the more memorable things I have done. The views were just incredible, and we were quite lucky with the weather as well. We do want to mention our amazing guide Shiva, who was just outstanding.

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