Everest Three Passes Trek - 20 days

Everest Three Passes Trek
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US $1699 (Offered price)

Normal Price: US $1852

Discounted: -US $153

Group Size: Min. 2 Pax

Duration: 20 days

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Duration
20 days
Max. Elevation
5545m
Group size
Min. 2 Pax
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Private car/van, and flight
Best Season
February-June, August-November
Accomodation
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Starts at
Lukla
Ends at
Lukla
Trip Route
Lukla-Namche-Chhukung-EBC-Labuche-Gokyo-Thame-Namche-Lukla

Highlights

    • Start with exploring Kathmandu city- the city of art culture and history. 
    • Take a scenic flight to Lukla- the gateway to Mount Everest. 
    • Explore the vibrant Sherpa villages with unique cultures and traditions. 
    • Cross the three challenging high passes of Rengo La, Cho La, and Kongma La- over 5000 meters above sea level. 
    • Collect the best views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. 
    • Create lifetime experiences with Adventure A One Treks.

Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes Trek is an epic of Nepal's high Himalayan journey through three of the highest passes in the world. It is reflected as one of the most challenging treks in Nepal and this trek offers a supreme practice in the heart of Himalayan. It is an alternative trek to the EBC trekThe Everest Three Passes Trek is an adventurous high-altitude trek in the Everest region of Nepal.

It takes trekkers through the three high-altitude passes of the Himalayas - Kongma La (5535 m), Cho La (5420 m), and Renjo La (5345 m).

The trek starts from Lukla after a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu. The trail ascends to Namche Bazaar and then onto Thame, the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Trekkers can take in stunning views of the Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Cho Oyu (8188 m), and Nuptse (7879 m).

The trek then continues to Gokyo and onwards to the high-altitude passes of Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La. During the trek, trekkers can witness some of the most beautiful Himalayan landscapes such as the Ngozumpa Glacier, Dudh Kunda Lake, and the Gokyo Valley. The trek will also take you through some of the world's highest villages such as Gokyo and Thame.

However, Gokyo and Thame villages offer a unique type of people’s stay, their lives, and culture. This trek is situated at Khumbu Valley which is a strenuous one and requires a good level of fitness and acclimatization.

Along the way, you will also get to meet many friendly Sherpa People who will guide you through the passes and help you to reach your destination. Everest Three Passes Trek is an ideal trek for those looking for an adventure into the Himalayan wilderness.

Trekking Route

Everest's three-pass trek route begins in Lukla, where you will spend a few days acclimatizing before heading up to Namche Bazaar, the gateway of Mount Everest and the Khumbu Valley Region. From there, you will follow the traditional route, trekking through the beautiful Sherpa villages of Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. You will also have the opportunity to visit the famous Tengboche Monastery and Everest Base Camp.

The toughest part of the trek is the crossing of the three passes. The Kongma La pass is the highest of the three, and also the most difficult to traverse. The Cho La pass is the second highest, and the Renjo La pass is the third. Both passes require a bit of scrambling, but the views from the top are equally impressive.

Once you have crossed all three passes, you will make your way back down to Lukla for a well-deserved rest. Everest Three Passes Trek is a challenging but rewarding journey. It is a great way to explore the majestic Khumbu region and get a glimpse of the world’s highest mountains.

Best Season

The best season for the Everest Three Passes Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) during these times, the weather is generally dry and sunny with clear views of the mountain peaks. The risk of altitude sickness is also lower during these months, as warmer temperatures mean the air is less dense.

The summer months (June to August) are usually wet, making the trails muddy and slippery but still, you can do some Short treks to Everest, Annapurna base camp, Ghorepani poon hill, And day hikes around Kathmandu and Pokhara. This can make the trek difficult and dangerous, and it is best avoided during this time.

Similarly, in winter December to February, it is very cold and the temperature can drop below Zero degrees. The trails may also be covered in snow, making walking much more difficult.

Overall, the best time to do the Everest Three Passes Trek is during the spring and autumn. During these months, temperatures are more comfortable and the trails are generally dry and clear.

Difficulty

The Everest Three Passes trek is not for the faint of heart, as it involves high altitudes, long days of walking, and sometimes grueling ascents and descents. The Three Pass trek is a mentally challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness and the capacity to handle dangerous situations in the Nepal Himalayas.

The first few days involve walking through the Dudh Kosi Valley which is known as Khumbu Valley and heading to Khumbu Glacier. passing quaint villages and terraced fields. As the altitude increases, the landscape changes to that of alpine meadows and rocky terrain.

Trekking can become increasingly difficult as the days progress due to the altitude, terrain, and weather. The three passes are the highlight of the trek, offering stunning views of Everest and the surrounding peaks. However,  This trek is not to be taken lightly. Passes can be quite treacherous

Accommodation

Everest Three Passes Trek is an incredible journey through the legendary mountain kingdom of Nepal. Accommodation during the trek varies depending on the route taken but generally consists of a combination of camping, tea houses, and guesthouses.

Camping Accommodation

Camping accommodation is often used on the more remote sections of the trek, providing the ultimate flexibility. this kind of accommodation is used by climbers. if some people are planning to go for Island peak climbing, Labuche peak Climbing, Everest climbers, and many others peak climbing.

Tea house Accommodation

Tea house Accommodations are located along the main trails and provide basic accommodation with shared bathrooms. All types of trekkers can get the major routes of the trekking area like Everest Region, Annapurna Region, Langtang Region, Manaslu Region, Kanchenjunga Trek, Makalu Trek, and Dhaulagiri Trek. In a tea house trek, you will get all types of Accommodation, food, and drinks on the way, you don't need to carry anything with you. it is easy for the travelers. 

Guest House Accommodation

Guest house Accommodation can be found in the villages and provides a more comfortable stay with private bathrooms. So, many popular trekking routes have guest houses for luxury Trekking in Nepal. you can get Guest house accommodation on the route of Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Everest Gokyo Ri Trek, Lower Mustang Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, and Upper Mustang Trek.

Camping equipment can be hired in Kathmandu Valley or rented from local providers. Tea houses are the most common form of accommodation on Trek, and provide a comfortable, if basic, stay. They are usually small, family-run establishments, with basic facilities such as shared bathrooms.

Guesthouses are an unlimited choice for those looking for something much more comfortable. They provide private rooms and bathrooms and a much more comfortable stay.

Everest Three Passes Trek Cost

Everest Three Passes Trek's cost depends upon your stay in hotels around the city and mountains. It is much more dependent on the high season or low season. The cost for the Everest three-pass trek is around USD 1299 to 4000 per person. This amount includes the necessary permits, accommodation, meals, guides, and porters.

This three-pass trek covers almost all of the trekking routes of the Everest Region like Everest Base Camp, Everest Gokyo Valley Trek, Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek, Everest Luxury Trek, and many other routes of the trek. Similarly, most peak climbing and expeditions also touch via this trekking route.

In addition, you will need to pay for necessary personal gear, equipment, extra food drinks, and personal belongings. The price for the trek also depends on the length of the trek. Longer treks will cost more since you will need to pay for more permits, food, and accommodation. even while you do the three-pass trek you will reach up to Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar.

Finally, the cost of the Everest Three Passes Trek also depends on the type of guide and porters you choose. Professional guides and porters are more expensive, but they can make your trek much safer and more comfortable.

Important Note

The Itinerary can be customized to your need and the primary piece of gear for day hiking is about 15/20 Liter. you can keep your personal belongings in this bag.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, the Adventure A One Trek representative welcomes you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore around yourself if interested. 

  • Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

On an early morning flight, you will be arriving at Lukla airport. At Lukla, meet the porters before starting the trek. The route to Phakding is an easy one. Just keep your eyes open as the finest views of Kusum Kanguru can be collected. Phakding is a small settlement on the Dudh Koshi river bank. Enjoy a comfortable night's stay at the Phakding teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Start the day with a good breakfast. Get into Monjo then enter Sagarmatha National Park- the home to the greatest Himalayan flora and faunas. The dense forest of blue pine, deodar, rhododendron, and more. On a clear day, you can also catch the first glimpse of Mount Everest on the way up to Namche Bazar. After six hours of trek, you will be reaching Namche Bazar- which is also famous as the Sherpa capital. Namche is the home of famous mountaineers. You will be staying two nights at Namche before heading up. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After breakfast, you will be hiking up to the Everest viewpoint to collect the 360 views of the mountains. The viewpoint offers stunning views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. Later in the afternoon, you can explore Namche Bazar or have a good rest in your hotel. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After spending two beautiful days in Namche Bazaar, you will be trekking to Thame on this day. The route to Thame from Namche Bazar is gradual uphill and some part of a downhill combination. The views along the route are exceptional as Mount Ama Dablam especially looks the greatest. Upon reaching Thame, you can take a good rest in your teahouse. You will be staying at a local teahouse at Thame. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After the two excellent days in Thame, today you will be further hiking to Lungdhen. The walk begins with a short ascent to the ancient chorten just above Thame village. Then you will enter the village in between the hills where the big mountains hide. Lungdhen is a small Sherpa village with very few local teahouses. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

On a long and exciting day, you will be crossing one of the three passes- Renjo La pass at 5435 meters. Starting early with a packed lunch and sufficient water to drink, you will first ascend the steep uphill to get to a flat valley.  Walking some time inside the flat valley reaching the bottom, you will then take a steep uphill through the loose rock area and then to the top of the pass. The top of the pass is full of good views of mountains including Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Thamserku Himal, and more. Additionally, the Ngozumba glacier looks stunning from the ridge. After enjoying the best views, you will be descending to the Gokyo Valley for the night. Gokyo is one of the best valleys On Everest with many glacial lakes. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse at Gokyo Valley. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Hike the steep uphill to reach the Gokyo ridge, which is widely famous as Gokyo Ri at the elevation of 5340 meters. The top offers excellent views of the whole Gokyo valley. The massive Ngozumpa glacier and the top are enriched with the best views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Gychung Kang, and other adjoining Himalayas. You will be then coming back to the teahouse for breakfast. During the day you will be hiking to the fifth lake, which is also the base of Cho Oyu Himal. This way it is one of the beautiful days of the trek. You will be spending the night at a local teahouse

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After spending two wonderful days at Gokyo Valley, you will be trekking to Thangna this day. It is an easy and pleasant day trip. The route to Thagna is an easy downhill from Gokyo. Upon reaching Thagna, you can take a good rest. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

One of the exciting and challenging days of the trek, you will be getting to Dzongla after passing Cho La pass this day.  The route first crosses the valley before taking a steep uphill route to Cho La pass. Into the rough ridge, the gradual ascend allows collecting excellent views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest and the beautiful valley on the other side. You will then be walking across the Cho La glacier which is slipper and a bit adventurous to get to the viewpoint to enjoy the mesmerizing views. You will be making the final descent to Dzongla for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local house.  

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After an exhausting day, today you will be trekking an easier way to Lobuche. Lobuche is a small settlement in the valley. You can collect the good views of Mount Ama Dablam and other adjoining mountains from the teahouse. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse at Lobuche.  

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

On one of the exciting days, you will first trek to Gorakshep for three hours. You will then have your lunch there. Post lunch, leave your bag packs and start the hike to Everest base camp with some essentials (a day pack, water, a camera, and some chocolates). It takes ninety minutes to get to base camp from Gorakshep. Enjoy the moments, collect the memories, and leave a footprint at Everest base camp. Then retrace back to Gorakshep for the night. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Early morning, get to Kalapatthar to collect the best sunrise view. Kalapatthar is the better place to see the closer views of Mount Everest. Collecting the sunrise view at Kalapatthar is the best experience. You will then get back to Gorakshep for the breakfast. After having a delicious breakfast, you will be retracing back to Lobuche for the night. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse.  

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

On this day you will be completing all three passes as you will be traversing the Kongma La pass at 5535 meters. The route to the Kongma La pass is mostly uphill to the top through the rough moraine trail beneath Lhotse and Nuptse Peak. The top offers excellent views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. You will then take a sweeping downhill to reach Chukung village. Situated at the elevation of 4760 meters above sea level, Chukung is a small settlement with an incredible view of peaks including; Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse, and the beautiful Amadablam. You can take an optional hike to Chukung Ri for the best views. You will be staying overnight at Chukung.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After completing the three high passes, you will be getting to the main trekking route of Everest base camp. From Chhukung, following a downhill route with good views of the Himalayas, you will be getting to Pangboche. Pangboche is a small and beautiful village in the lap of the mountains. You can enjoy the excellent views of the mountains at Pangboche. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse at Pangboche.  

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

The easy and pleasant way. Although the distance is a bit longer, the route is mostly descending. You will be crossing the familiar village of Pangboche, Tengboche before getting back to Namche Bazar. At Namche Bazar, you can go to the café to enjoy the good coffee and the fresh bake. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Retrace the same way back, that you have followed up. Get the final glimpse of Mount Everest, enjoy the stunning trails, and wish good luck to the trekkers going up. At Lukla, you will be saying goodbye to your porter as well. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After collecting all the greatest memories of the trek, today you will be flying back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can take a relaxing rest. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With the hope to see you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye for this time. 

Food: Breakfast Included
Accommodation: not included. 

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Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off during international flight arrival, departure, and local flight by a private vehicle. 
    • 2-night Hotel in Kathmandu at a 3-star category on a twin/double sharing BB basis.
    • All the entrance fees, and the permits needed for the trip.
    • Drive to Ramechhap Manthali from Kathmandu and Drive from Manthali to Kathmandu.
    • Domestic flight (Manthali to Lukla and Lukla to Manthali). 
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking.
    • Guide Porter(s) food during the trekking and their all expenses.
    • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking 
    • Tea house accommodation during the trekking. 
    • Guide and porter insurance. 
    • First Aid kit with basic medications.
    • Water purification tablet.
    • Sleeping Bag and walking poll for the trek if it is Necessary. 
    • Everest Region Trekking map. 
    • All the government taxes and the company service charges.
    • Farewell Dinner in the Nepali Restaurant.
    • Certificate of achievement to the Final Destination Three high passes Kongmala pass, Chola Pass, and Renjola pass.

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare, Travel insurance, Nepal visa fees 
    • Food in Kathmandu, laundry, and beverages.
    • Extra charges of WIFI, hot shower, boiled/and cold water, and electricity to charge the devices during the trekking.
    • Tips for Guide, Porters (it is appreciated)

Complimentary

    • Everest Region Trekking Map
    • Welcome, and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows restaurant,
    • Adventure A One Trek company logo print T-shirt
    • Trekking Certificate of Adventure A One trekking company.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Everest Three Passes Trek is a challenging trek in the Everest region of Nepal. It takes you through three high mountain passes, Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5420m), and Renjo La (5345m), as well as several other high altitudes, passes, and valleys. The trek also provides spectacular views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and other Himalayan peaks.


The Everest Three Passes Trek usually takes around 17-19 days, depending on the itinerary and the pace of the trekkers. if you have a longer time and want to spend more time around Himalayas it takes more days otherwise you can complete it within 18 days.

The best time for the Everest Three Passes trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. This is when the weather is most favorable and the mountain views are at their best.

The highest elevation reached on the Everest Three Passes Trek is Kongma La Pass (5,535m). and kalapathar is 5545m.

Accommodation on the Everest Three Passes Trek is usually in tea houses or lodges. These provide simple but comfortable rooms, and meals are usually served in the dining rooms. The food is mostly Nepalese,  Italian, Mexican, American Indian, etc. most foods are Nepali which is known as Dal Bhat. 

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Made it in march 2020... Great organisation, landscapes... To be recommended

Everest Three Passes Trek
Arnaud Vercammen
Belgium

Best high passes(three pass) trek to everest!!!

This trek to Everest Three Passes via Adventure A One Treks in Spring 2022 was an incredible experience that I will never forget. Ajeeb Bhatta, the owner of the company, was a tremendous help throughout our planning, and provided us with expert guidance and tips to make our experience enjoyable and worry-free. The guide was also extremely knowledgeable about the area, and was able to answer all of our questions about the history and culture of the region. Additionally, the accommodation, food and service provided by the team were of the highest quality, and ensured that we were comfortable throughout the whole trip. Overall, I'm incredibly grateful for Ajeeb's expert guidance throughout our trip, and for helping to make our experience a wonderful one. I would rate this trek 5 stars for its unrivalled beauty and satisfaction.

Everest Three Passes Trek
James Lind
Sweden
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