Everest Three Pass Trek

Everest Three Pass Trek: Three High Passes Trekking in Nepal

  • Destination
  • Region
  • Duration
    15 Days
  • Transportation
  • Max Height
  • Activity
  • Trip Grade
  • Accomodation
  • Group Size
    Mini. 1 Pax
  • Best Season
    Sep-Nov & Mar-May
  • Meals
  • Start / End Point
    Lukla to Lukla

Trip Overview

Three High Passes Trek is an adventure and ideal trekking route in the  Khumbu region. Challenge your endurance and perseverance against the lofty high altitude Himalayan passes of the Everest region. Embark on the arduous journey of the Khumbu Circuit Trail. Experience the mini mountaineering adventure while trekking in Nepal. Are you an adventure freak? Do you crave adrenaline rush and wilderness thrill in your life? If yes, try the Everest Three Pass Trek in Nepal. Cross three iconic high-altitude passes and reach the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is the most famous trekking trip. However, it doesn’t include most of the attractions of Khumbu. However, Three High Passes Trekking offers the overall experience of mountains, Sherpa village, lakes, and glaciers.

Nepal High Trek & Expedition is a reliable trekking agency in Nepal. We offer quintessential and diverse trekking packages. These walking holidays range from easy to arduous and short to long. Therefore, our valued clients can choose the trekking package of their liking. As for the challenging trekking route, Everest Three Pass Trek tops all. It is the epitome of challenging commercial trekking routes.

Khumbu region of Nepal hosts the Everest Three Pass Trek. It is the same locale where there is the famous Everest Base Camp Trek. So, some people argue the value of these two trekking trips.

Everest Base Camp Trek vs Everest Three Pass Trek

Trek to Everest Base Camp lasts generally for 14 days. However, the Three High Passes Trek lasts for 15 – 20 days. Everest Base Camp Trek is the individual trekking trail that takes trekkers to one single destination of Khumbu. Likewise, the trip solely focuses on reaching the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain. However, the Three Pass Trek consists of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley too along with three high passes.

If you have ample time, doing the Everest Three Pass Trek is more worthwhile than the Everest Base Camp Trek. It has covered the mesmerizing three passes Kongma La, Chola, and Renjo La Pass. Besides, you can soak into gorgeous Gok Lake too.

Highlights of the 15 Days Everest Three Passes Trek

  • Everest Base Camp
  • Kongma La Pass (5535m)
  • Chola Pass (5420m)
  • Renjo La Pass (5360m)
  • More than 3 dozen mountains
  • Sunrise from Kalapathar
  • Gokyo Ri (5367m)
  • Sherpa Villages of Everest Summiteers
  • Tengboche Monastery & Pagodas
  • Green Lush diverse vegetation
  • The world’s largest Khumbu glacier
  • The world’s longest Ngozumpa glacier
  • Gokyo Lakes
  • Namche Bazaar
  • World’s Most Extreme Airport the Lukla Airport

Kongma La Pass (5535 m)

The anti-clockwise trekking is the normal route of the high passes trek. The first high-altitude pass on this trekking journey is the Kongma La Pass. It is located between Lobuche and Chhukung Valley. Even if it is the first pass on the trail, it is considered the toughest one because of the terrain. During winter or snowy seasons walking on the trail is very technical and arduous. The narrow trail in the steep ridge line and icy lakes as well as the rugged trail make it harder for the trekkers to walk.

Everest Base Camp (5364 m) & Kalapathar Hike (5545 m)

After crossing the Kongma La Pass, trekkers reach the Everest Base Camp via Lobuche and Gorakshep. The place is a legend in itself. Mere words are not enough to describe the grandeur of this place. Moreover, the thrill of being at the foothill of Mt. Everest (8848.86 m) is extraordinary.

Trekkers can get orgasmic bliss while experiencing the sunrise from the top of Kalapathar (5545 m).

Chola Pass (5420 m)

The most popular high-altitude pass in the Everest region of Nepal is the Chola Pass. It is located between Lobuche Valley and Gokyo Valley. Crossing the pass offers the mini mountaineering feeling. Throughout the year, the pass is covered by snow. Trekkers need to heed the instructions of the trekking guide while walking on the trail. There are many crevasses as the trail is on the shores of the icy frozen lake. From the top of the pass, you can witness the majestic panoramic view of the mountains.

Gokyo Valley (4700 m)

At the foothill of Gokyo Ri (5357 m) and on the shores of 3rd Gokyo Lake lies the beautiful hamlet of Gokyo village. The blue turquoise lake mirroring the image of lofty snowcapped mountains is a sight to behold. There are five lakes in the Gokyo Lake System. These lakes are within the Ramsar-listed sites. So, the Government of Nepal has preserved it as well. The lake is also regarded as the sacred site of the Sherpa people. Therefore, trekkers can understand the spiritual side of the locals as well.

During the Everest Three Pass Trek, Gokyo Ri hiking is not done. Trekkers trek the Renjo La Pass which is similar to the Gokyo Ri height as well as in terms of the scenery.

Renjo La Pass (5360 m)

Overlooking the beautiful Gokyo Village and lake, trekkers trek on the narrow rocky rugged trail to the top of the Renjo La Pass. The panoramic view of mountains seen from the top of the pass is unmatchable. One can get the sight of Mt. Makalu as well from the top. Moreover, the village beyond this pass is equally famous. It is the Thame Village. The village is the home of numerous Everest Summiteers. Every house in the village has a record-breaking mountaineer. Therefore, exploring the village endows an everlasting impression of people’s magnificence and intrepidity. Moreover, it will motivate trekkers to work harder and be satisfied in their life.

Everest Three Pass Trek Itinerary and Cost

The cost of the Everest Three Pass Trek ranges from 1400 to 1900 USD per person. It depends upon the includes and excludes of the amenities. People argue about the execution of the itinerary. They get confused about doing the trek anti-clockwise or clockwise. Both ways of trekking are possible. However, the anti-clockwise way of following the itinerary of the Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal is the best.

Reward yourselves with the fantastic perspectives of mountains. Challenge the mighty Himalayan landscape of the Everest region. Explore the Sherpa Villages of Everest Summiteers. Cleanse your soul in the monasteries and bask in the morning sun ray coming out of lofty mountain peaks. Book the Everest Three Pass Trekking in Nepal with us. Embark on the arduous yet magnificent trekking journey up in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Details Itinerary

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation (Airport Pickup and drop off drop off by private car)
  • Two-night Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Meals During Trek: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Government license holder mountain guide.
  • Trekking permits: Khumbu rural municipality entrance fee & Sagarmatha National Park permit.
  • Domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • 14-night tea house/lodge Accommodation throughout the trek.
  • 3 cups hot tea/coffee per day during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit during the trek
  • Trekking gears down jacket, sleeping bag, and duffle bag.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service will be paid for by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit bag.

Cost  Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in the mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay, or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Personal porter.
  • Tips for the guide.

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