Everest Three Passes Trek

"The Ultimate trek in Mt. Everest Region"

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The Everest Three Passes Trek is the ultimate Everest experience. This route takes in all the highlights—both in terms of mountain views and local Sherpa culture—and combines them into a complete journey through the Everest region. Keep in mind, this trek is one of the most challenging tea-house treks in Nepal.

Highlights of Everest Three Passes Trek

  • Trek a circuit around the entire Everest region
  • Amazing views of the highest mountains in the world
  • Cross three challenging 5,000 m passes: Renjo-La, Cho-La, and Kongma-La
  • Leave the crowds of the Everest Base Camp trek behind

The Everest Region is one of Nepal’s top trekking destinations, and the Three Passes Trek is its ultimate trekking adventure, crossing three passes over 5,000m, each offering amazing scenery and views. This trek was the highest-ranked trek in Oriental Journeys list of the best treks in Nepal.

Everest three passes trek is a breathtaking most adventurous trek in Khumbu Region.  It gives lifetime memories. The bewildering trek to the three passes of Everest is an ultimate trek experience in Everest Region. Everest Three Passes trek crosses three passes over 5000m and each pass offers mesmerizing mountain panorama. The trekking program covers through Renjo La (5446m), Cho La (5,420m), and Kongma La Pass (5,535m). Each of the pass is prosperous with a spectacular view of the mountains and the entire Khumbu region.

The route grants you a mesmerizing view of the majestic Himalayas of Sagarmatha National Park. Furthermore,  you will experience the welcoming nature, warm service, and best hospitality of indigenous Sherpa people. During the trek, you will see the appealing beauty of different Sherpa settlements including Marlung and the monastery village of Thame and Nangpa La valley. The majestic beauty and closed view of the world’s highest peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse. Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Makalu including Everest base camp, Kalapathar, Gokyo lakes system, and Gokyo Ri will last as a lifetime memory.

Trek route Map

Everest Three Passes Trek Route Map

 Getting There & Away

The typical starting point of the Everest Three Passes Trek is the mountain airport of Lukla, a 30-minute spectacular flight from Kathmandu.

If you have some more time, there are a couple of alternative trailheads that add several trekking days in the Lower Khumbu: The small airport of Phaplu (adds about 4 days of trekking) and the trail-head at the end of the road in Jiri (adds about 7 days).

Please note: Kathmandu’s airport is undergoing renovation for the rest of 2019. During this time, flights will operate from Manthali’s Ramchhap airport, a 4-5 hour drive from Kathmandu.

Permits & Regulations

As with other treks in the Everest region, you’ll need a TIMS (US$10 ) permit and a (USD 30). It requires paying an entrance fee of NPR 2,000 to enter Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality.  Since Oriental Journeys is your local operator, we will arrange all required documents and permits for your trek.

Best Season to go for Everest Three Passes Trek

Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-November) are the best seasons to do this trek. The monsoon season (June – early September) has less predictable weather, but some trekkers still choose this time as it aligns better with their vacation schedule. Winter season (December – February) gets quite cold, and snow may block the passes, but often offers clear skies.

Difficulty level

The three passes trek is rated “Challenging”. It is a very serious adventure given its high pass crossings. It is more challenging than its sibling treks Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes, but not quite as challenging as trekking peaks such as Island Peak and Mera Peak.

Food & Meals

The Everest Region has excellent infrastructure for trekkers. The teahouses (lodges) are of relatively high quality and they serve good meals. Especially Namche Bazar has high standard lodges and accommodation facilities. The general food menu is similar throughout the trail. However, the prices become more expensive as you ascend high. Guides and Porters prefer taking Dal Bhat almost two times every day. The places like Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Denboche have bakery-cafes.  Every teahouse serves the western foods like Pizza, Pasta, Noodles, etc. Apart from the regular food menu, you can enjoy eating local delicious foods like Nepali bread, Momo, Thendup, and more.

Variations

Generally, it’s best to complete the Three Passes trek counter-clockwise. It is possible to go clockwise, as well, but not recommended due to the steep altitude gain of crossing the Renjo La, first. From Gokyo, you can also add an extra day to visit the remote Gokyo Lakes farther up the glacial valley.

Everest Three Passes Trek tips

  • Oriental Journeys highly recommends to take the training before you come for Three Passes trek. Every hour or even minute that you spend completing practice hikes or training in the gym will go a long way, and of course, will make your journey that much more enjoyable.
  • One should prepare himself/herself mentally and physically as the sound health condition and strong determination are the key to succeed the three passes trek.
  • Good sets of trekking gears ensure your physical safety. Investing in the quality gears will help to make your experience more enjoyable and tension free. Test the wear beforehand to ensure your comfort. Brand new footwear generally gives blisters while wearing during long hikes.
  • Walk comfortably without any rush while walking in Himalaya. The three passes trek is a long journey with a long walk up to 8-9 hrs a day.  Your guide and group will be there to walk along with you and support you whenever necessary.
  • Energy bars and snacks are essential and will help to tire you over between meals or when your energy levels are feeling low.
  • Do not carry unnecessary food items like including instant coffee or tea bags. This will only contribute extra weight to your backpack. The items will be available in enough amount in the tea houses.

Everest three high passes trek cost:

The trek itinerary follows standard norms, terms and include standard services. You can make a quick inquiry for additional group discounts and customize trips and itineraries.

Everest Three Passes Trek - Video


Day 01: Welcome in Kathmandu

Our representative from Oriental Journeys will receive you at the arrival gate of Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be transferred to the hotel in Thamel with a private vehicle. In the evening, there will be a session to introduce you to your guide and briefing about the trekking program.

Day 02:Drive to Ramechhap and fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

The direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is paused due to the renovation works going on at Tribhuvan International Airport. Today we will drive from Kathmandu to Manthali Airport of Ramechhap, 130 km away from Kathmandu. It will take four hours to reach there. There, we will catch a flight from Manthali Airport to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport of Lukla. The thrilling trek to the three passes begins from Lukla. We will trek up to Phakding from Lukla.

Day 03: Trek to Namche

The very next day after the usual breakfast we will continue our trek. Today we will trek up to the very famous trade section Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is a world-famous Sherpa settlement as the gateway to the Mt. Everest region. You will be amused by the uphills up to Namche. Moreover, the first phase of the trek up to Namche feels like an everyday walk but it becomes tough as we ascend above.

Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche

You will have a rest day in Namche for acclimatization. Besides the rest, climbing up to Syanboche and hiking around Namche village and Everest View Hotel are the major activities for the day. You can visit the museum in Namche.  You can also buy souvenirs from the very famous trade section Namche Bazaar. Furthermore, you can hike to the uphills of Syangboche( 3780m). Syangboche is a very marvelous viewpoint of the solemn mountain peak Mt. Everest and the neighbouring mountain peaks like Mt. Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawache, Khumbila, Amadablam, Thamserku and  Kusum Kangaru.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche(3870m) 10km- 6 hours

Today we will trek up to the uphills of Tengboche. The glance at the dignified mountains peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, and many more.  You feel astounded by the view of the graceful rhododendron trees on there is the overwhelming part of the journey. Furthermore, The Tengboche Monastery – the largest monastery of the Khumbu region – also known as  Dawa Choling Monastery allures the trekkers and visitors.  The decorative colorful prayer flags,  and sacred mani walls around the monastery makes you delighted. You will feel the aesthetic vibes around you. The picturesque view of the monastery is a paradisiacal view for the visitors.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche(4360m) 9 km; 6 hours

As usual, after breakfast, we continue our trek. We will trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. The wondrous village of Dingboche delights you with the splendid view of Mt. Ama Dablam in the direct opposite direction of it. Furthermore, you feel blessed as you pass by the shrined monasteries and the amazingly carved holy sacred mani walls. Dingboche – also known as Summer Valley, surprises you with the beautiful crop fields. You can see the large stone walls around the village made in order to protect the crops from the grazing animals and strong wind. Overnight stay at hotel in Dingboche.

Day 07: Dingboche to Chukhung (4750M/15,580 ft.)

Today we will trek from Dingboche to Chukhung valley. The beautiful sight of the Imja Khola during the trek from Dingboche is stunning. You can see the miraculous view of the mountain peaks of Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Ama Dablam. You will see the glacial rivers on the way and immense snowy mountain peaks surrounding the region. Furthermore, you can see the very famous peak among the trekkers- Imja Tse also known as Island peak. The winding trails and the panoramic scene of the yak herdsmen place grasps the eyesight. The yak herdsman place is known as Bibre. We will reach Chukhung valley after walking for three hours from Bibre.

 

Day 08: Chhukung: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and trek back to Chhukung-3-4 hours

Chukhung is a lodge village serving trekkers and climbers visiting the Khumbu region. The Chukhung Valley lies on the southern slopes of Lhotse and Nuptse by the Lho Glacier and the Nup Glacier, the western slopes of Cho Polu and Baruntse by the Imja Glaciers, and the northern slopes of Mount Ama Dablam by the Ama Dablam Glacier and Chukhung Glacier.

Similar to Kala Patthar, Chukkung Ri is a rocky peak above the village of Chhukung. The peak is often used as an acclimatization trip to climb Imja Tse (Island Peak). Generally, the people who haven’t been in Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. Except for your determination and stamina, this small peak doesn’t require any technical expertise to climb. If offers an exciting view of  Everest Base Camp, giving fantastic views of Imja Tse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Nuptse.

Day 09: Cross to Kongma La Pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16210 ft.) : 6-7 hours

Trekking from Chhukung to Kong Ma La and it leads us towards Lobuche is a legendary experience. Kongma La is the highest pass among three passes. Finally, you will reach Lobuche in the evening after crossing the Moraine.

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m/16,961ft.) : 6-7 hours

Today’s hike continues towards the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The section offers a mesmerizing view of the crest of the northern ridge of the Mt. Everest. Besides this, the trail further offers stunning views of other mountains as well

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Pathar (5545m/18192ft) then to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft) : 8-9 hours

You will hike to Kalapathar in the early morning to catch the first light of the sun shining on Mt. Everest. Then trek to Lobuche.

Day 12: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850ft) :3-4 hours

The trek from Lobuche to Dzongla trails offers you an enchanting experience of the alpine environment in the Himalayas. The downhill trekking leads us to pass Chola La Lake
The trek further offers mesmerizing Awi Peak.

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580ft) via Cho La Pass (5368m/17,611ft):7-8 hours

When we ascend high, we will start to see Cho La Pass and view of Ama Dablam in the west. Since we have to cross the crevasses, climbing Chola can be very tricky. You will observe that the previous travelers have marked the pass with prayer flags. Along with magnificent and breathtaking scenery, the trail comes to Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glaciers among six lake series.

Day 14: Rest day in Gokyo

During your rest day, you will be climbing the Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575ft) and tour to 4th and 5th Gokyo Lakes which will take 3-4 hours. Climbing towards Gokyo lakes offer us enchanting views of the mountain. Besides this, We have a chance to view from a famous scoundrel viewpoint near the fifth lake too.

Day 15: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17,585 ft.): 7-8 hours

We start early morning trekking along the side of Dudhpokhari. The trekking would be fantastic with the fabulous views of Mt. Rolwaling mountain ranges including other Himalayan ranges. We have to pass rocky and windy trails in the south of Tsho Lake. The trekking from Marlung to the east bank of Bhote Koshi River would be strenuous and adventurous.

Day 16: Marlung to Namche Bazar : 5-6 hours

After this, the trek descends down from Marlung to Thame which is the traditional routes followed by Tibetan traders. When you cross the Bhote Koshi river and descend down to Taranga, you will reach at Thame. Thame is a small Sherpa village on a hillside. The day finally concludes at Namche.  Enjoy your overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 17: Trek down to Lukla

Retrace your downhill walk to Lukla via the same route of Monjo and Phakding. Generally, you will cover the section in less time compared to the day of ascending.

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu

Fly back to Ramechha and drive to Kathmandu via the same highway.

Day 19: Sightseeing around Kathmandu

The relaxing day of sightseeing takes you to the cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. You can enjoy visiting the souvenir shops, taste Newari foods and relax at the sauna and massage parlor in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Final Departure to your destination

This is the end of our Everest Three High Passes Trek. A representative from Oriental Journeys receives you from your hotel and drops you at the airport. You will be saying goodbye to Nepal with another adventure trip to Nepal in your dream. Fly home with a huge travel experience.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Accommodation with breakfast in Three-star hotels
  • Accommodation and all the three meals during the trekking
  • Transportation used during the trekking
  • Flight tickets for Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour  guide
  • All entrance fee during the sightseeing and trekking
  • An experienced English speaking guide, if required, another language guide on request (a bit costly) and for more than 5 trekkers, an assistance guide will be provided)
  • Porter (usually one porter for two trekkers will be provided)
  • Staff salaries, insurance food and accommodation along with the airfare when required.
  • Achievement certificate, T-shirt and trekking map are provided from the company.
  • TIMS and all necessary permits during trekking
  • First Aid Medical kit and other necessary medicines
  • Farewell dinner
  • All the government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and
  • personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery etc
  • Tips and Gratuities

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

Trip Duration

20 Days

Maximum Altitude

5555 mtrs

Trip Grade

Tough

Group Size

1-8 People

Accommodation

Hotel & Lodge

Start/End

Kathmandu

Overview of Everest Three Passes Trek

The Everest Three Passes Trek is the ultimate Everest experience. This route takes in all the highlights—both in terms of mountain views and local Sherpa culture—and combines them into a complete journey through the Everest region. Keep in mind, this trek is one of the most challenging tea-house treks in Nepal.

Highlights of Everest Three Passes Trek

  • Trek a circuit around the entire Everest region
  • Amazing views of the highest mountains in the world
  • Cross three challenging 5,000 m passes: Renjo-La, Cho-La, and Kongma-La
  • Leave the crowds of the Everest Base Camp trek behind

The Everest Region is one of Nepal’s top trekking destinations, and the Three Passes Trek is its ultimate trekking adventure, crossing three passes over 5,000m, each offering amazing scenery and views. This trek was the highest-ranked trek in Oriental Journeys list of the best treks in Nepal.

Everest three passes trek is a breathtaking most adventurous trek in Khumbu Region.  It gives lifetime memories. The bewildering trek to the three passes of Everest is an ultimate trek experience in Everest Region. Everest Three Passes trek crosses three passes over 5000m and each pass offers mesmerizing mountain panorama. The trekking program covers through Renjo La (5446m), Cho La (5,420m), and Kongma La Pass (5,535m). Each of the pass is prosperous with a spectacular view of the mountains and the entire Khumbu region.

The route grants you a mesmerizing view of the majestic Himalayas of Sagarmatha National Park. Furthermore,  you will experience the welcoming nature, warm service, and best hospitality of indigenous Sherpa people. During the trek, you will see the appealing beauty of different Sherpa settlements including Marlung and the monastery village of Thame and Nangpa La valley. The majestic beauty and closed view of the world’s highest peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse. Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Makalu including Everest base camp, Kalapathar, Gokyo lakes system, and Gokyo Ri will last as a lifetime memory.

Trek route Map

Everest Three Passes Trek Route Map

 Getting There & Away

The typical starting point of the Everest Three Passes Trek is the mountain airport of Lukla, a 30-minute spectacular flight from Kathmandu.

If you have some more time, there are a couple of alternative trailheads that add several trekking days in the Lower Khumbu: The small airport of Phaplu (adds about 4 days of trekking) and the trail-head at the end of the road in Jiri (adds about 7 days).

Please note: Kathmandu’s airport is undergoing renovation for the rest of 2019. During this time, flights will operate from Manthali’s Ramchhap airport, a 4-5 hour drive from Kathmandu.

Permits & Regulations

As with other treks in the Everest region, you’ll need a TIMS (US$10 ) permit and a (USD 30). It requires paying an entrance fee of NPR 2,000 to enter Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality.  Since Oriental Journeys is your local operator, we will arrange all required documents and permits for your trek.

Best Season to go for Everest Three Passes Trek

Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-November) are the best seasons to do this trek. The monsoon season (June – early September) has less predictable weather, but some trekkers still choose this time as it aligns better with their vacation schedule. Winter season (December – February) gets quite cold, and snow may block the passes, but often offers clear skies.

Difficulty level

The three passes trek is rated “Challenging”. It is a very serious adventure given its high pass crossings. It is more challenging than its sibling treks Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes, but not quite as challenging as trekking peaks such as Island Peak and Mera Peak.

Food & Meals

The Everest Region has excellent infrastructure for trekkers. The teahouses (lodges) are of relatively high quality and they serve good meals. Especially Namche Bazar has high standard lodges and accommodation facilities. The general food menu is similar throughout the trail. However, the prices become more expensive as you ascend high. Guides and Porters prefer taking Dal Bhat almost two times every day. The places like Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Denboche have bakery-cafes.  Every teahouse serves the western foods like Pizza, Pasta, Noodles, etc. Apart from the regular food menu, you can enjoy eating local delicious foods like Nepali bread, Momo, Thendup, and more.

Variations

Generally, it’s best to complete the Three Passes trek counter-clockwise. It is possible to go clockwise, as well, but not recommended due to the steep altitude gain of crossing the Renjo La, first. From Gokyo, you can also add an extra day to visit the remote Gokyo Lakes farther up the glacial valley.

Everest Three Passes Trek tips

  • Oriental Journeys highly recommends to take the training before you come for Three Passes trek. Every hour or even minute that you spend completing practice hikes or training in the gym will go a long way, and of course, will make your journey that much more enjoyable.
  • One should prepare himself/herself mentally and physically as the sound health condition and strong determination are the key to succeed the three passes trek.
  • Good sets of trekking gears ensure your physical safety. Investing in the quality gears will help to make your experience more enjoyable and tension free. Test the wear beforehand to ensure your comfort. Brand new footwear generally gives blisters while wearing during long hikes.
  • Walk comfortably without any rush while walking in Himalaya. The three passes trek is a long journey with a long walk up to 8-9 hrs a day.  Your guide and group will be there to walk along with you and support you whenever necessary.
  • Energy bars and snacks are essential and will help to tire you over between meals or when your energy levels are feeling low.
  • Do not carry unnecessary food items like including instant coffee or tea bags. This will only contribute extra weight to your backpack. The items will be available in enough amount in the tea houses.

Everest three high passes trek cost:

The trek itinerary follows standard norms, terms and include standard services. You can make a quick inquiry for additional group discounts and customize trips and itineraries.

Everest Three Passes Trek - Accommodation

Everest Three High Passes trek is a challenging lodge trek. There is always an option for camping trek as your choice. Since the trail shares most of its night stay with rest points of Everest Base Camp trek, it has standard tourist lodges. The lodges have twin sharing bedrooms with common bathrooms and toilets in general. They provide a mattress, pillow, and blanket. Carry your own sleeping bag to ensure more warmer nights. Oriental Journeys arranges camping requirements as your local operator for your camping part, if chosen camping style accommodation.

DaysHotel/LodgeCategoryPlace
01, 19Three Star Accommodation3 StarKathmandu
02-18Standard Trekking LodgesTeahouse / LodgeDuring trek days

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Everest Three Passes Trek - Detail Itinerary

01

Day 01: Welcome in Kathmandu

Our representative from Oriental Journeys will receive you at the arrival gate of Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be transferred to the hotel in Thamel with a private vehicle. In the evening, there will be a session to introduce you to your guide and briefing about the trekking program.

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Day 02:Drive to Ramechhap and fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

The direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is paused due to the renovation works going on at Tribhuvan International Airport. Today we will drive from Kathmandu to Manthali Airport of Ramechhap, 130 km away from Kathmandu. It will take four hours to reach there. There, we will catch a flight from Manthali Airport to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport of Lukla. The thrilling trek to the three passes begins from Lukla. We will trek up to Phakding from Lukla.

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Day 03: Trek to Namche

The very next day after the usual breakfast we will continue our trek. Today we will trek up to the very famous trade section Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is a world-famous Sherpa settlement as the gateway to the Mt. Everest region. You will be amused by the uphills up to Namche. Moreover, the first phase of the trek up to Namche feels like an everyday walk but it becomes tough as we ascend above.

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Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche

You will have a rest day in Namche for acclimatization. Besides the rest, climbing up to Syanboche and hiking around Namche village and Everest View Hotel are the major activities for the day. You can visit the museum in Namche.  You can also buy souvenirs from the very famous trade section Namche Bazaar. Furthermore, you can hike to the uphills of Syangboche( 3780m). Syangboche is a very marvelous viewpoint of the solemn mountain peak Mt. Everest and the neighbouring mountain peaks like Mt. Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawache, Khumbila, Amadablam, Thamserku and  Kusum Kangaru.

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Day 05: Trek to Tengboche(3870m) 10km- 6 hours

Today we will trek up to the uphills of Tengboche. The glance at the dignified mountains peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, and many more.  You feel astounded by the view of the graceful rhododendron trees on there is the overwhelming part of the journey. Furthermore, The Tengboche Monastery – the largest monastery of the Khumbu region – also known as  Dawa Choling Monastery allures the trekkers and visitors.  The decorative colorful prayer flags,  and sacred mani walls around the monastery makes you delighted. You will feel the aesthetic vibes around you. The picturesque view of the monastery is a paradisiacal view for the visitors.

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Day 06: Trek to Dingboche(4360m) 9 km; 6 hours

As usual, after breakfast, we continue our trek. We will trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. The wondrous village of Dingboche delights you with the splendid view of Mt. Ama Dablam in the direct opposite direction of it. Furthermore, you feel blessed as you pass by the shrined monasteries and the amazingly carved holy sacred mani walls. Dingboche – also known as Summer Valley, surprises you with the beautiful crop fields. You can see the large stone walls around the village made in order to protect the crops from the grazing animals and strong wind. Overnight stay at hotel in Dingboche.

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Day 07: Dingboche to Chukhung (4750M/15,580 ft.)

Today we will trek from Dingboche to Chukhung valley. The beautiful sight of the Imja Khola during the trek from Dingboche is stunning. You can see the miraculous view of the mountain peaks of Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Ama Dablam. You will see the glacial rivers on the way and immense snowy mountain peaks surrounding the region. Furthermore, you can see the very famous peak among the trekkers- Imja Tse also known as Island peak. The winding trails and the panoramic scene of the yak herdsmen place grasps the eyesight. The yak herdsman place is known as Bibre. We will reach Chukhung valley after walking for three hours from Bibre.

 

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Day 08: Chhukung: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and trek back to Chhukung-3-4 hours

Chukhung is a lodge village serving trekkers and climbers visiting the Khumbu region. The Chukhung Valley lies on the southern slopes of Lhotse and Nuptse by the Lho Glacier and the Nup Glacier, the western slopes of Cho Polu and Baruntse by the Imja Glaciers, and the northern slopes of Mount Ama Dablam by the Ama Dablam Glacier and Chukhung Glacier.

Similar to Kala Patthar, Chukkung Ri is a rocky peak above the village of Chhukung. The peak is often used as an acclimatization trip to climb Imja Tse (Island Peak). Generally, the people who haven’t been in Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. Except for your determination and stamina, this small peak doesn’t require any technical expertise to climb. If offers an exciting view of  Everest Base Camp, giving fantastic views of Imja Tse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Nuptse.

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Day 09: Cross to Kongma La Pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16210 ft.) : 6-7 hours

Trekking from Chhukung to Kong Ma La and it leads us towards Lobuche is a legendary experience. Kongma La is the highest pass among three passes. Finally, you will reach Lobuche in the evening after crossing the Moraine.

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Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m/16,961ft.) : 6-7 hours

Today’s hike continues towards the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The section offers a mesmerizing view of the crest of the northern ridge of the Mt. Everest. Besides this, the trail further offers stunning views of other mountains as well

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Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Pathar (5545m/18192ft) then to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft) : 8-9 hours

You will hike to Kalapathar in the early morning to catch the first light of the sun shining on Mt. Everest. Then trek to Lobuche.

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Day 12: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850ft) :3-4 hours

The trek from Lobuche to Dzongla trails offers you an enchanting experience of the alpine environment in the Himalayas. The downhill trekking leads us to pass Chola La Lake
The trek further offers mesmerizing Awi Peak.

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Day 13: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580ft) via Cho La Pass (5368m/17,611ft):7-8 hours

When we ascend high, we will start to see Cho La Pass and view of Ama Dablam in the west. Since we have to cross the crevasses, climbing Chola can be very tricky. You will observe that the previous travelers have marked the pass with prayer flags. Along with magnificent and breathtaking scenery, the trail comes to Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glaciers among six lake series.

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Day 14: Rest day in Gokyo

During your rest day, you will be climbing the Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575ft) and tour to 4th and 5th Gokyo Lakes which will take 3-4 hours. Climbing towards Gokyo lakes offer us enchanting views of the mountain. Besides this, We have a chance to view from a famous scoundrel viewpoint near the fifth lake too.

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Day 15: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17,585 ft.): 7-8 hours

We start early morning trekking along the side of Dudhpokhari. The trekking would be fantastic with the fabulous views of Mt. Rolwaling mountain ranges including other Himalayan ranges. We have to pass rocky and windy trails in the south of Tsho Lake. The trekking from Marlung to the east bank of Bhote Koshi River would be strenuous and adventurous.

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Day 16: Marlung to Namche Bazar : 5-6 hours

After this, the trek descends down from Marlung to Thame which is the traditional routes followed by Tibetan traders. When you cross the Bhote Koshi river and descend down to Taranga, you will reach at Thame. Thame is a small Sherpa village on a hillside. The day finally concludes at Namche.  Enjoy your overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

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Day 17: Trek down to Lukla

Retrace your downhill walk to Lukla via the same route of Monjo and Phakding. Generally, you will cover the section in less time compared to the day of ascending.

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Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu

Fly back to Ramechha and drive to Kathmandu via the same highway.

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Day 19: Sightseeing around Kathmandu

The relaxing day of sightseeing takes you to the cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. You can enjoy visiting the souvenir shops, taste Newari foods and relax at the sauna and massage parlor in Kathmandu.

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Day 20: Final Departure to your destination

This is the end of our Everest Three High Passes Trek. A representative from Oriental Journeys receives you from your hotel and drops you at the airport. You will be saying goodbye to Nepal with another adventure trip to Nepal in your dream. Fly home with a huge travel experience.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Accommodation with breakfast in Three-star hotels
  • Accommodation and all the three meals during the trekking
  • Transportation used during the trekking
  • Flight tickets for Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour  guide
  • All entrance fee during the sightseeing and trekking
  • An experienced English speaking guide, if required, another language guide on request (a bit costly) and for more than 5 trekkers, an assistance guide will be provided)
  • Porter (usually one porter for two trekkers will be provided)
  • Staff salaries, insurance food and accommodation along with the airfare when required.
  • Achievement certificate, T-shirt and trekking map are provided from the company.
  • TIMS and all necessary permits during trekking
  • First Aid Medical kit and other necessary medicines
  • Farewell dinner
  • All the government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and
  • personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery etc
  • Tips and Gratuities

Everest Three Passes Trek - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.