Three pass trek 21 Day

Welcome to Gurla Mandata

Everest Three Pass Trek is one of the most adventurous trekking in the Khumbu region. It incorporates three high passes, such as the Renjo – La Pass (5435m), Cho – La Pass (5420m), and the Kongma – La Pass (5535m). A must-do for thrill-seekers, Everest Three Pass Trek incorporates views of pristine snow-capped peaks such as Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Cho – Oyu (8201m), and the Ama Dablam (6812m).

The Everest 3 Passes Trek provides an amalgamation of natural beauty and allows observing the lifestyle and mixing up with the warm and welcoming ethnic populations. However, it requires a good physique as well as proper acclimatization. Keep in mind; the Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of the most demanding tea-house treks in Nepal.

The trek begins in the popular starting point of Lukla before heading north along the classic trek to Namche Bazaar. Here, the route veers west as it splits from the main trek and heads up the Dudh Koshi valley, where you will encounter the first of the Three Passes – Renjo La (5,370m). After reaching the high point, the trail descends to the idyllic Gokyo Lakes and further on to the village of Gokyo.

The route then turns east as you make your way to Everest Base Camp by crossing the second pass called Cho La Pass (5,420m). After the second pass you will have the opportunity to explore the intricacies of Everest Base Camp life as well as soaking up some of the best views of Everest and the surrounding peaks when you climb the iconic viewpoint of Kala Patthar.

Everest Three Pass Trek: Quick facts

Trek around the three different valley in the Everest region.Together with your adventure, you will have a close view of the lifestyles of the Himalayan Sherpa people.

Leave the Everest Base Camp Trek behind while crossing the Khongma – La.Discover the five glacial lakes in the Gokyo Valley, and leave the Everest Base Camp Trek behind while crossing the Khongma – La.

Make a Pass over 5000 meters of Renjo-La, Cho-La, and Khongma-La, which is challenging but an adventurous moment.Discover the four different valleys along with these high passes.

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Available departures

  • Day 1: Arrival International airport pickup to hotel.
  • Day 2: Free day and trek preparation. During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit Kathmandu valley’s heritage site, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet the trek guide and others team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information
  • Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652 m) 3hrs walk. You will be transferred to the airport in the early morning as per the flight schedule. 40-minute thrilling flights to an airstrip at Lukla by plane offers a marvelous view of Central and Eastern Himalayas and beautiful landscapes and hills. Lukla is a gateway to the Everest Region.
  • Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 m) 6h00 walk. This is the second day of the journey. You will head to Namche after breakfast. The trail leads you to the northern valley of the Dudh Koshi River valley, passing by several beautiful villages with their vibrant culture, peaceful forests, and crossing over several bridges along the trail. Finally, you will get Namche.
  • Day 5: Acclimatize day! This is an exploration day in Namche. Hike till Syangboche, a small airport in the region and consider as the world’s highest one. Then hike up to 3800 m to see Mt. Everest and other popular peaks. You will have proper acclimatization. In the afternoon, you may explore the village which is more equipped with modern amenities such as the internet, phone, massage and more.
  • Day 6: Namche – Thame (3800m). We catch the North West trail from Namche. Many of the Mani walls and praying wheels encounter in the trail to Thame to explore the Sherpa culture.
  • Day 7: Thame – Marulung (4210m) 5hrs walk. The trail leads north from Thame to reach Marlung, where we should come across the several small Sherpa village and yak pastures.
  • Day 8: Marlung – Renjo Lake (4860m) 5hrs walk. The trail goes through the Yak pastures where no settlement and only encounter except some pastures. The lake is known as Rermo Pokhari, and the magnificent view of Rolwaling Himal and Nangpa- La Pass the trade trail between Tibet and Nepal for a specific period.
  • Day 9: Renjo Lake – Gokyo Lake (4791m). We walk toward Gokyo Lake by crossing the Renjo-La; the great day offers us magnificent views of Rolwaling Himal, Cho-Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse, and the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest and the beautiful lake and discovery of Gokyo valley downward.
  • Day 10: Gokyo lake – Gokyo Peak (5360m) -Thangnak (4678m). 3hrs walk. Early morning, we climb up to Gokyo Ri, which provides us with proper acclimatization and breathtaking scenery of mountains, including Mt. Everest. It’s one of the lifetime achievements and memories around the top of the peak.
  • Day 11: Trek to Cho-la Pass (5370 m) – Dzonglha (4,830 m) 7hrs walk. Today is more adventure day to make Cho-La pass at (5300m) begins pretty steeply to the first ridge and an easy walk up to another ridge. Then, trek short descend to get Base of Cho-la and steep climb up to pass; this part is hardest to walk if there is snow. We highly recommend using a crampon for this section. It is an easy downhill to Dzongla.
  • Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) 5hrs walk. You are entering the east valley with easy downhill to get Labuche passing by pas pastures, beautiful mountains scenery, and glacier.
  • Day 13: Trek to Gorak Shep (5160 m) – Everest Base Camp (5364 m) – Gorak Shep: 7hrs walk. The trail leads plane trail but the feeling shortness of breathing due to altitude with spectaculars views of mountain surroundings. As we take a short break for lunch, then continue to walk to Everest Base Camp along the rocky and glacial trail.The trail continues the climb to Gorak Shep, check in to a lodge, lunch, and start your hike to EBC. Then return the same trail to Gorakshep.
  • Day 14: Gorak Shep – Kalapathar (5545m) -Lobuche (4910m). 7hrs walk. Today is another climax of the trek; you will wake up in the early morning and climb up to Kalapathar (5545 m) to see the sunrise on the top of the world, Mt. Everest, and other Himalayan range. Then descend to the same trail to Lobuche.
  • Day 15: Lobuche – Chhukung (4730m). 7hrs walk Today is the 3rd greatest day to make the pass of Khongma-La (5535m). The trail continuously goes through the moraine of Khumbu glacier to Khongma-La Base Camp. There could be a difficulty because of the high altitude and daily walk in the glacier; ascending to the Khongma- La pass is the hardest day of the trek. Several mountains are approaching around the top of a pass. Then, they gradually descend toward Chhukung through the Imja Khola valley.
  • Day 16: Chhukung – Pangboche (3930m) 6hrs walk. All the climax of the trek is finished while arrived in Chhukung. Afterward, just heading to low elevation, but it has its characteristics. Today is an easy walk to descend Pangboche village. The village is the situated lap of Mt. Ama Dablam and Tawache peak. The trail leads spread to several Mani walls, stupas, and praying wheels along the trail and a monastery in the village’s middle.
  • Day 17: Pangboche – Tengboche (3867m). Easy walk up to Dibuche then climb up to Tengboche. There is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region, where many monks are meditation along the year from different parts of Nepal. The monastery is believed to construct in the 16th century.
  • Day 18: Tengboche – Namche Bazaar (3446m). The trail goes steeply descend up to the Punki Thana then climb back up to Sanasa, where the trail goes to Gokyo lake, Khumjung village, and Namche. Afterward, Namche’s easy walk, whereas encountered several stupas in front, and beautiful scenery of mountains are in the background.
  • Day 19: Namche Bazar– Lukla (2800m). An easy walk to Lukla arrived in Lukla. It is possible to visit the market then rest and leisure day.
  • Day 20: Lukla – Kathmandu. Early morning, 40-minute thrilling flights to an airstrip at Lukla by plane offers a marvelous view of the Central Himalayas and beautiful landscape and hills.
  • Day 21: Final departure. Free time in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport two hours before the departure of your flight home.
  • Cost Includes
  • 3 nights 3 star hotel Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
  • Trekking permit TIMS & Everest  National Park permit
  • Breakfast, Lunch, dinner during  trek best guesthouse
  • 1 Trekking guide, 1 porter -2 trekker  porter carry 30 kg
  • Kathmandu - Lukla – Kathmandu flight with 15 kg cargo
  • Life,  Medical, Rescue  Insurance for guide and Porters
  • Accommodation during trek best available guesthouse
  • Guide porter day salary
  • Service  charge and government tax .
  • Airport -Hotel-Airport transfer in Kathmandu 4 time
  • Fare well dinner typical Nepali folk songs & dance KTM
  • Cost Excludes
  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance travel to Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses Bar- Beverage bills
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide and porter
  • Mineral water during the trek
  • No any hot water  in lodge /trekking
  • No any desert like cake pie



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