Everest Three Passes Trek

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17 Days
Availability : All Season
Kathmandu (1320m)
Kalapathar (5545m)
Min People : 2
Max People : 20
Trip Highlights:
  • Trek to Top of the world – Mt. Everest Base Camp (5364m)
  • View mesmerizing mountains and peaks from Kalapathar (5545m)
  • Three popular high passes: Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5368m), and Renjo La (5340m)  which covers all part of the Everest region
  • View of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Choyo from Gokyo Ri where all these mountains stand above 8000m
  • Glacier Lake
  • Gokyo Lake
  • 360 view of Gokyo Ri
  • Khumbu Glacier: the highest glacier in the world
  • Ngozumpa Glacier: the longest glacier in the world
  • Observe lifestyle of Sherpa community
  • Visit ancient monasteries including oldest monasteries in Tengboche (3876m)

Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes Trek is above 5000m and completes all Everest region including Everest Base Camp and Gokyo valley. Mainly in this region, there are Sherpa people and you can experience the Sherpa cultures and tradition, languages, typical dress up and Buddhist religion.

In short, this trek is also known as; Everest Three Pass Trek, Everest High Passes Trek, and Three Pass Trek

Foods & Accommodation:
  • 15 – Nights Teahouse accommodation during the Everest Three Passes Trek
  • 16 – Breakfast, 15 – Lunch, 15 – Dinner during the Everest Three Passes Trek
  • 2 – Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
Best Time for Everest Three Passes Trek:
  • Spring (March to May)
  • Autumn (September to November)
Difficulty Level:
  • Tough
Trekking Gears:
  • List of trekking gears can be found HERE. 

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Note: You can also rent trekking gears in Kathmandu

Everest Three Passes Trek Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m) and Transport to Hotel

Welcome to Tribhuvan Int’l Airport, Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal! One of the representatives from Mount Mania will be waiting to welcome you with fresh Nepali garlands and then transfer to your hotel by private vehicle. You will meet with trek guide and then brief about Everest Three Passes Trek.

Day 2Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,660m): 35 minutes and 3-4 hrs trek

After a morning flight to Lukla, you’ll be introduced to your guide and porter. After having a short break in Lukla. You will start your trek with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Thadokoshi to Ghat (2,530m). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m), where you will be staying for the night at a teahouse. You can enjoy the view and vibe of Teahouse accommodation.

Day 3Trek from Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5-6 hrs

After breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest sherpa village in Nepal. Our trail takes us first over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River (spotting Maney stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale. We will stop for Lunch, and then it’s uphill to Namche. Our trekking path along the riverbank crossing one of the highest bridge in Khumbu Region- which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. From Top Danda, you will see the first glimpse of Mount Everest. After one hour trek, we will overnight at Namche Bazaar – One and only gateway to Everest.

Day 4Day hike around Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Next day is all about acclimatization. We will hike to Everest View Hotel (3880m) where you can view Mt. Everest, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Nutse, Mt. Amadablam and other mountains. This hike will help speed acclimatization for trekking to Everest Base Camp. Also, you can check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and gears. Namche Bazaar, is the last stop for exchanging foreign currency and withdrawing money from ATM.

Day 5Trek from Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,870m): 5-6 hrs

After Breakfast in Namche Bazaar. Get ready towards Everest Base Camp trek. You can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas – Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde – are some of the highlights you don’t want to miss. A short drop takes us to the riverside, then it’s across the river upwards through the forest pass. Brace your legs for a continual uphill trek at this point, alternating between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground! Our destination, Tengboche, is known as one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. Its views, which include Ama Dablam, are legendary. We’ll stop in on the Tengboche monastery, which is one of the largest monasteries in Khumbu. Enjoy the guided tour of the monastery grounds, followed by chanting and prayer with the resident Buddhist monks. At this monastery, Lama will give you a blessing for successful trekking and expedition ahead.

Day 6Trek from Tengboche – Dingboche (4,410m): 5-6 hrs

After hot breakfast in Tengboche. Our trek will start through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a bridge over the raging ‘Imja Khola’ River. We’ll pass the valley and cross last suspension bridge for Everest Base Camp Trek then we will reach to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. Enjoy a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have a lunch. If you want, you can hike to the Pangboche monastery, one of the oldest in the area. After hiking to Pangboche, we will be heading towards wide valley which has a dry atmosphere and deserted mountains. Our last stop will be at Dingboche.

Day 7Trek from Dingboche – Chhukhung (4,730m): 3-4 hrs

After hot breakfast, we will continue to ascent, few hours walk to Chhukung (4730m), from where we can see the beautiful mountains up close and even better. We will go for exploration around Imtja Valley, and Chhukung Ri. We will spend the overnight at Chhukung.

Day 8Trek from Chhukhung via Kongma La (5,535m) – Lobuche (4930m): 9-10 hrs

After breakfast, we will start our way up to Lobuche early in the morning. On our way, we can view largest memorials in the Everest region, for the fallen heroes. By the time we reach Lobuche, it will be late afternoon. We can either relax for tomorrow’s hike or explore the beautiful land. We will overnight at Lobuche in a Teahouse.

Day 9Trek from Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5180m) – Everest Base Camp (5,364 m): then back to Gorak Shep: 8-9 hrs

After breakfast, we will head to our final destination for Everest Base Camp. On the way to our destination, we’ll approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. At the Base Camp, our objective, you’ll have an opportunity (during the spring climbing season) to meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain’s summit. Don’t forget to take out your cameras to capture mesmerizing views of majestic mountains. After enjoying the sunset, we’ll head back to Gorekshep for rest. We will overnight at Gorak Shep.

Day 10Trek from Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5,545m) – Dzongla (4,800m): 8-9 hrs

Today, we will wake up before sunrise to trek towards Kalapathar (which means “black rock”). The day’s first light will illuminate your spectacular view of Nuptse Nup, Changtse, and Lhotse. Kalapathar is one of the best viewpoints of Everest and its region. It is also the highest point that you can be during this trip. You can capture amazing pictures of mainly Khumbu Glacier and Mt. Everest. After clicking some amazing pictures, time to get back to Gorekshep for breakfast and down in the direction of Dzongla, our stop for accommodation.

Day 11Trek from Dzongla (4800m) – Cho La (5,368m) – Thangnak (4,700m) – Gokyo (4,700m): 9-10 hrs

After breakfast, we will head to cross the Cho-la Pass (5368m). The trek is gradual ascent up the hill passing through dense bushes, and if we get lucky we might get a glimpse of musk deer. The view of Ama Dablam and Tawache is remarkable from here. After that, we will trek down to Thangnak (4695m), a village situated just below a small cliff. We will spend overnight at Gokyo in Teahouse.

Day 12Day hike in Gokyo and Explore Gokyo Ri view

After breakfast in early morning, we will climb up to the viewpoint of Gokyo Ri (5,360m) for Sunrise, which begins on the northern side of the lake, opposite the village. Panorama invites an early start and involves a two-hour climb to its summit. It overlooks the broad, rubble-covered Ngozumpa Glacier, Nepal’s longest, gouged out beneath a wall of towering peaks on its south-eastern flank. From the summit, you can enjoy the unforgettable vista of the Himalayan chain that includes Cho-Oyu and Ghyachung Kang, the north face of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cholatse, Taboche, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum Kangru (all over 6,300m) and many more, some unnamed. We will trek back to Gokyo. Overnight in Teahouse

Day 13Trek from Gokyo – Renjo La pass (5345m) – Marulung (4,210m): 8-9 hrs

Early morning after breakfast, we will now cross the steep Renjo-La pass at 5,345m and descent to Marulung (4,210m). Renjo La pass is quite easy to trek than other pass in Khumbu region. On this pass, you will find fewer people passing the trail and also get an opportunity to see some wild animals. We will the spend overnight in teahouse.

Day 14Trek from Marulung – Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 7-8 hrs

After a hot breakfast, we will descend towards Thame. Situated at 3800m, we will also visit the historic Thame monastery and experience spiritual Buddhist practices. We can also witness the lovely culture of Sherpa people at Thame. After 3-4 hours, we will at the Sherpa villages of Khumjung, leaving the mountains in the backdrop. We will walk down to the village of Namche Bazaar, the epitome of Sherpa culture. We will stay overnight at a tea house in Namche Bazaar.

Day 15Trek from Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,860m): 7-8 hrs

After breakfast, we will trek towards the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. In the evening, we will celebrate the victory of completing the trek. Last night to experience a teahouse in Mountains with your entire trek team.

Day 16Flight from Lukla – Kathmandu (1,320m): 30 min

After early breakfast in Lukla, we will take a 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. This ends the trekking part of the journey. One last you can revel in the different sights of the landscapes while on the flight. After landing in the Kathmandu airport, you will be directly transferred to the Hotel where you will stay overnight. One of the Mount Mania representatives will invite you to attend a farewell dinner with a cultural show. Enjoy to the fullest.

Day 17Departure

Mount Mania representative will help you to transport to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu by private vehicle before 3 hours to your scheduled flight.

Price Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Assistant guide (6 Trekkers: 1 Assistant Guide) with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Domestic Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee, TIMS, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality)
  • Medical kit including Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse in high altitude (Carried by Trekking Guide)
  • Farewell dinners
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Tribhuvan Int”l Airport (TIA)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (Wifi, phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Services not indicated in 'Services Includes' section (Please ask us if you are confused about any services)