Everest Three Pass Trek (21 Days)

Everest Three Pass Trek
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Everest Three Pass Trek one of the challenging trail in Mt. Everest Region can be start either from Jiri or directly from Lukla. It is one of the challenging trail which encompasses three different high passes where each pass is higher than 5000 m in altitude and technical too during heavy snowfall. Trekking in Mount Everest region is a dream come true for those who know about Everest & Nepal.  This is one opportunity to explore the entire Khumbu Valley as it start from right direction of Namche Bazar from where it explore village of Thame, cross first pass of trek Renjo Pass and descend to Gokyo Valley. After spending a night in Gokyo team will head toward ThangnakKharka before crossing Chola Pass. Next day after crossing high pass of Chola, trekker enter in Khumbu Valley just a day more for Everest Base Camp &Kalapatthar. After exploring Kalapatthar next stop will be Lobuche before crossing final Khongma La Pass. After final pass team will descend toward valley of Chukung, gateway for Island Peak Expedition. After that the descending to Namche is like just feel free cause because of lower elevation it will be more easy. This Everest Three Pass Trek is suitable for keen, serious and experienced trekkers as trail encompasses multiple high passes, however it is worth every effort.

Everest high pass trekking can be accomplished around 20 days, however if one is interested for exploring Island Peak Base Camp too then days might need to be extended by 1. So we hope this very brief information about Everest high pass trek is good enough to decide whether to start this challenging trekking in Everest or not. For more info about best season to trek in Everest, altitude details, and other factor please send us your mail where our expert travel adviser will get back to your queries as soon as possible with the all details of Everest Three Pass Trek.


Tour Name: Everest Three Pass Trek
Tour Duration: 21 Days
Tour Area: Everest Region, Nepal
Accommodation: Normal Tea House and lodge
Maximum Altitude: 5545 M
Activities: Flying / Trekking / Hiking
Tour Grade: Hard
Price: On Request
No. of Pax: 2+
Trip Departure: March / April / October / November
Best Season: March / April / October / November
Mode of Travel:  Flying / Trekking / Hiking

Important Note for Everest Three Pass Trek
You should understand that the weather condition in mountain regions, specially Everest Trekking Region, has always been unpredictable, the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight may be delayed at the beginning or even at the end of your trek so we advise you to come for the trip with some extra days to spare. However, having said so, we at All Around Treks & Expeditions, will make every possible effort to carry out the trek as per scheduled itinerary. In case the delay or cancellation of flight seems to overhaul your time frame we can recommend trek to other regions like, Annapurna, Langtang etc. Please note that if your flight to or from Lukla gets delayed or cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions and we need to make extra arrangements for you during the delayed period the expenses so incurred will have to be reimbursed by you. We All Around Treks & Expeditions always dedicated to organize amazing trips with Everest Three Pass Trek. For the more information you can contact us through our emails.

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Our vehicle and name-card board used to be stand by on airport, right after you accomplished your visa work came out of arrival terminal where our representative will handle you and your belongings. Transfer to Hotel and free afternoon as per arrival schedule either same day welcome dinner or next day along with typical Nepali Cuisine.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation of Everest Base Camp Trek
Guided full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley let you explore ancient history of Kathmandu Valley along with their Temple, Stupa, Palace as well as some supernatural stories behind them. For your information places you are going to explore are all listed on UNESCO’s world heritage site, which are worth to visit. Late afternoon after Kathmandu Sightseeing brief introduction section is carried out where you will be introduced with your crew member i.e. Everest Trekking Guide and will get introduced with porter directly on Lukla.
Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
Early morning incredible flight from Kathmandu to Lukla most probably via Tara Airlines will shift you in Lukla Airport located geographically on top of hill with crown of most dangerous airport in the world. After necessary breakfast or lunch we will head toward Phakding from where there is single trail to Everest Base Camp as one who trek from Jiri already get merge on this Everest Three Pass Trek. Phakding is small village with numerous lodges and tea houses.
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche
Gentle flat trail that will end with one steep and long uphill till Namche from bridges will offer a chance to explore Mount Everest as well chilling in Namchethrough out the pub, grocery stores, snookers bars and Namche Bakery Café. Manage to watch some documentary on any pub or bar as mentioned on advertisement in order to know about history of Everest, Mountaineering in Khumbu. Purchase all necessary stuffs and get back to hotel before 10:00 o’clock cause most of them used to get closed around 10 in evening.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche
Everest Three Pass Trek, challenging Trek in Everest need proper acclimatization before heading toward several high elevation passes and villages. During this acclimatization day we will explore Khumjung and Khunde twin historical village, Everest View Hotel, Khumjung Airport and Sherpa Museum. Not only exploration we will digest certain level of altitude cause we will reach up to elevation on 3800 which enrich your experience level for case of altitude.
Day 6: Trek from Namche to Tengboche
Everest Three Pass Trek, we will start with anti clockwise direction from Namche heading toward Tengboche. Probably most historical monastery Tengboche is center for attraction for most of trekkers as it is final destination for trekkers on Everest View Trek. Although small in area Tengboche is still mesmerizing with view of Mount Everest, Mt. AmaDablam, Prayers stone and monastery. Always try to get room on extreme east side cause Everest can be seen entire day and night if weather is clear.
Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
Probably Dingboche is last village on trail to Everest Base Camp as there is no such local settlement in Pheriche, Lobuche, Chukung and so on. It is old historical village very near to Mt. AmaDablam Base Camp and support camp for both Island Peak as well as Lobuche Peak Climbing. Since Dingboche is in higher elevation we had allocate one extra acclimatization day here as well.
Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Chukung
Chukung is around three-hour walk from Dingboche, so no hurry we will slowly toward Chukung, Lhotse South Face area. Chukung might be crowded with climber attempting Island Peak listen to their experience of attempt. If interested then can walk around Imja Glacier very near to Chukung or Chukung RI might be side trip as preparation of Khongma La Pass. We will go to bed early cause tomorrow we need to start in dusk and trek till dawn.
Day 9: Trek from Chukung to Lobuche via Khongma La Pass
One of challenging pass among Everest Three Pass Trek, with elevation of 5500 m sea level is kind of technical too with steep as well as sleeper and rocky trails. Once we manage to reach summit of Khongma La Pass we can see Lobuche just next to Khumbu Glacier. All the way down passing via rocky terrain and loose rock once we manage to reach Khumbu Glacier Lobuche is not so far, as right after crossing Khumbu Glacier we will found our self on Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep, (Same day trek to Everest Base Camp)
With dream of Everest Base Camp we will head toward Gorakshep probably one highest lodges in alpine area across globe. Huge Nuptse Massif block view of Everest however small portion of Everest is still visible from Gorakshep. Right after lunch pack your day backpack with water and some sneakers before kick off toward Base Camp of Mount Everest. Passing through rocky portion and glacier walk we can place our footstep on base camp of mighty Everest, heroic day. We will manage to get back to Gorakshep before sunset cause it might be windy and freezing cold.
Day 11: Hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and Trek to Dzongla
Sunrise above the top of world, i.e. Summit of Mount Everest, from Kalapatthar is another highlight of Everest Three Pass Trek. In order to freeze with this moment we need to hike up as early as possible in the morning before sunlight. After amazing sunlight over roof of the world we will descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and descend further to Lobuche from where we will divert toward right hand side heading Dzongla. Dzongla is small area with few hotels before crossing Cho La Pass.
Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Thagnak via Cho La Pass
Second pass of Everest Three Pass Trek, today we will scale Cho La pass before descend to Gokyo Valley. In compare to Khongma La Pass it is very easy with clear trail as well as wide with less chance of rock fall and steep section. After descending from top of Chola Pass we will encounter with tall erect Buddhist Flag near high camp for where it is all the way steep down through valley of Gokyo, very easy and wide trail for descend.
Day 13: Trek from Thagnak to Gokyo
Gokyo Lakes, series of high alpine range is another attraction of Gokyo Valley, which is religiously important too for Hindu Pilgrims. Trail from Thagnak to Gokyo totally encounter with glaciers, as all way up to Gokyo we will be walking through glaciers. After lunch we will hike to 4th lake, which is around forty-five minutes for lodges another beautiful and big lake among Gokyo Lakes series.
Day 14: Trek from Gokyo to Marlung via Renjo La Pass
Last pass out of Everest Three Pass Trek; Renjo La Pass is one of the easiest passes in compare with other two passes and most scenic too in term of view as from summit of Renjo La Pass we can see Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse and settlement around 3rd Lake of Gokyo Lakes Series. Trail are wide open in case of need even Yak can traverse Renjo La Pass which indicate condition of trail. After final descend we will shift our self on Marlung.
Day 15: Trek from Marlung to Thame
A village of Climber’s Thame is famous for its beautiful housing and big monasteries as well as full of pride with record holder Everest Summiteer. We will join prayers in monasteries and explore school in Thame next day, as it will be real rest day after accomplishing challenging Everest Three Pass Trek.
Day 16: Rest Day in Thame
Real rest day with out doing anything we will spend easy day on Thame, get fresh take a long shower, clean your clothes let your wet clothes be dry on shiny sunlight, if you want grab a bottle of beer but on limit remember we are still on high elevation area.
Day 17: Trek from Thame to Namche
Gentle downhill trail from Thame we will walk all the way up to Namche with one perfect circuit around Khumbu Valley crossing all Everest High Pass and exploring Base Camp Of Mount Everest. It is just a chilling afternoon in Namche with availability of massage too. Free afternoon buy some souvenir from marketplace in Namche. Beer is cheap here in compare to Gokyo Lakes, Gorakshep think about it.
Day 18: Trek from Namche to Phakding
Easy trek beautiful Phakding, All the way down and flat with some minor up hill we will exit from Sagarmatha National Park and spend an overnight on Phakding. Same Phakding now you can feel more adjustable altitude wise because of adaptation on high alpine area during Everest Three Pass Trek.
Day 19: Trek from Phakding to Lukla
Final day, final uphill toward Lukla, no hurry no worry as it is very short trekking days in last moment of Everest Three Pass Trek. Gentle push will easily lead to Lukla, some bakery café and pub will welcome with word “Last Night Party in Thin Air” may be hang around with crew member cause its last night with them as porter are staying in Lukla looking after another Everest Three Pass Trek.
Day 20: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and shift to Thamel
As per schedule of domestic Lukla Kathmandu Flight we will leave Khumbu Valley sooner or later. Once we arrive in Kathmandu you will be shifted in Thamel, free afternoon along with post trekking meeting, something like feedback section share your experience about Everest Three Pass Trek, your experience with All Around Treks crew and other suggestions.
Day 21: Final airport drop as per international flight schedule / on you own
As per your international flight schedule our airport representative will drop you on international departure terminal or if you have any plan to stay further more on Nepal before heading toward your home country also then our transport depart will arrange your international airport drop accordingly.

Cost includes
  • Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star standard hotels with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide.
  • Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks
  • Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House while on treks.
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.
  • Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.
  • Insurance of our field staff.
  • Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight ticket including 15kg Baggage Allowance
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax.
Cost does not include
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International /Domestic any air fare.
  • Travelers insurance (compulsory)
  • Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, Political Disturbances etc.

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