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21 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Kathmandu
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 10
Tour Details

Three passes Everest trek is a unique experience providing the most amazing views throughout the Everest region. This three passes Everest trek combines three well-known passes, such as Renjo La Pass, Chola Pass, and Kongma La Pass. This Everest three-pass trek is considered one of the most challenging treks in Nepal. This three-pass Everest trek crosses three passes over 5,000 meters, offering unparalleled scenery and views, in Nepal’s Everest Region, which makes it one of the best trekking destinations. 

Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters/18,159 feet)

The first pass on this trek, Kongma La, is like a gateway to the Everest region’s stunning vistas. It’s a high-altitude crossing that requires determination and preparation. As you ascend to the pass, you’ll be surrounded by towering peaks and immense glaciers. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Everest massif, Lhotse, and Makalu.

Cho La Pass (5,420 meters/17,782 feet)

 The second pass, Cho La, is famous for its dramatic beauty. You’ll navigate through a glacial path and scramble over rocky terrain to reach the pass. On the other side, you’ll descend into the Gokyo Valley, surrounded by pristine glacial lakes and some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world. Cho La offers a sense of adventure and a chance to explore Gokyo Ri, another stunning viewpoint.

Renjo La Pass (5,360 meters/17,585 feet)

 The third and final pass, Renjo La, rewards trekkers with a unique perspective of Everest and its neighboring peaks. It’s known for its remote and less-trodden paths, making it a hidden gem. When you reach the top, you’ll be mesmerized by the grandeur of the Everest region as it unfolds before your eyes, with spectacular views of Everest, Cho Oyu, and many other peaks.

Highlights of Three passes Everest Trek are:

– Trek across three passes over 5,000 meters

– A scenic flight to Lukla

– Magnificent view of mountains- Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and many more

– Explore Namche Bazaar- a Famous Sherpa town in the Everest region

– Close-up view of Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar

– Explore the culture and tradition of the Sherpa community

– UNESCO World Heritage Sites

– Encounter different flora and fauna 

Best Time for Three Passes Everest Trek

The best time for three passes Everest trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these seasons, the weather is mild, and the views of the mountain are clear. It is also the peak trekking season, so there will be more people on the trail.

It’s not recommended to trek during monsoon (June to August), and winter (December to February) seasons, as the trail could be muddy, visibility can be poor, and it could be too cold and snowy.

Price Includes

  • All Land transportation by private vehicle.
  • 4 night accommodation in 4*Yatri Suites and Spa or similar in Kathmandu including Breakfast.
  • Above mentioned the hotel accommodations as a twin-sharing basic.
  • Accommodation throughout the trek in room only basis.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • An experienced, English speaking and government-licensed holder trekking and tour guide
  • Porter Service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, and accommodation.
  • First aid kit.

Price Excludes

  • Food and drinks/ Beverage bills in all places.
  • Personal Expense.
  • Entrance Fees for heritage sites (inside Kathmandu valley approximate USD 50 per person).
  • Tipping (Tips for guide, driver and supporters).
  • Travel Insurance.
  • International flights.
  • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
  • Any items not mentioned in the includes section.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Kathmandu

Welcome! To Kathmandu Nepal. Asian Heritage Treks & Travel Representative welcome you at the Airport with your nameplate.  After Arrival at Nepal airport transfer you to the hotel. On the way Airport to Hotel, you will pass by the Open cremation Place (Pashupatinath temple), the Royal Palace Museum i.e. Narayanhity, Garden Of Dream, and reach the Thamel. Your hotel will be downtown at Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel.
Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar in Kathmandu.

Day 2Sightseeing In Kathmandu

Your tour begins with our guide and private vehicle, starting at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Kathmandu Durbar Square. Here, you’ll marvel at ancient wood-carved temples and structures, immersing yourself in the history of Kathmandu. Next, we’ll head to Swyambhunath, the monkey temple, where Buddhist and Hindu cultures harmoniously coexist. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Kathmandu and the Himalayas. Your journey continues to Pashupatinath Temple, a significant Hindu pilgrimage site in Southeast Asia. Witness the sacred cremation rituals along the Bagmati River and explore the temple’s surroundings. Then, we’ll visit another UNESCO site, Boudhanath Stupa, a unique symbol of Buddhism dating back to 600 A.D. Explore the area’s rich cultural heritage. After this enriching experience, return to your hotel for some well-deserved rest.
Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar in Kathmandu.

Pashupatinath

Day 3Kathmandu To Lukla & Lukla To Phakding (2860 M) Flight Duration: 40 Minutes, Hiking Duration: 3 To 4 Hours

Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu Airport. From Lukla, we commence to climb up towards Phakding. The trail runs along the Dudh Koshi (Milk River). You will be trekking amidst rhododendron forests while smelling the strong aroma of evergreen oak. Along the way, you will pass by many villages until you reach Phakding.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

different routes to everest base camp lukla airport

Day 4Phakding To Namche Bazaar ( 3480 M) Hiking Duration: 5 To 6 Hours

The Everest trail begins with ease but progressively toughens. Crossing Dudh Koshi, you glimpse Everest. The path leads to Monjo for lunch, but it gets steeper ahead, with increasing altitude as you head to Namche, causing breathlessness. Slow, steady pacing is essential. Namche Bazaar is your night stop, a bustling hub where Solukhumbu locals gather for trade. Here, you find shops, eateries, hotels, a bank, and internet services for connecting with loved ones. Namche Bazaar provides insight into regional survival tactics amidst Everest’s grandeur.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 5Rest Day At Namche Bazaar

On the fifth day of the Three Passes Everest trek, you can use your time to acclimatize, relax and explore the surrounding places. Most of the trekkers prefer to get up before sunrise to view the magnificent views of Mount Everest, Thamserku, Amadablam, and other glorious peaks from the Sagarmatha National Park. One can get a chance to observe the shadow of the Giant Himalayas being projected onto the clouds above and truly appreciate their magnitude. As an energy supplier, one should try salt-butter tea and Champa – a kind of barley often consumed by the Sherpas in the region. The lively cultural Saturday market is worth a visit and is usually full of traders who are trying to desperately sell their products.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Way to Namche

Day 6Namche Bazaar To Thame (3750 M) Hiking Duration: 5 To 6 Hours

We will be commencing early in the morning to Thame. One must be prepared for the drastic and rapid change in climate and temperature – one minute the sun will be glaring fiercely and the next it will be as if even darkness has engulfed you. The initial part of the trek is easy-going as it is relatively flat, however, the views will be outrageous. After a few more hours, you will reach Thame. In the neighboring village, Nauje is a small Monastery for Tibetan Nuns. The Monastery has a stunningly beautiful giant prayer wheel, carved and painted in dazzling Nepali colors. We will be having lunch close to the monastery. We will be going for a walk to gain some extra height and to help adjust to the altitude.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in Thame Lodge.

Day 7Thame To Khumjung (3750 M) Hiking Duration: 4 To 5 Hours

We will begin the trek to Khumjung with an early start, climbing uphill to the monastery above Thame village. If the weather is fine, you will be able to witness a scene where the natural beauty of the majestic landscape combines with the ancient Buddhist culture of the Sherpa people. After the visit, you will be heading back in the direction of Namche Bazaar towards Khumbila. The trail eventually widens as you head towards Khumjung and follows the contour of the mountain at a slight incline. This village lies at the foot of the sacred peak, called Khumbila. The Monastery there was established approximately 340 years ago and is the head of a Yeti, popularly known as the Abominable Snowman. It is a nice place to spend the night and is seen as a famous place for Edmund Hillary lovers.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

khumjung

Day 8Khumjung To Pangboche (3985 M) Hiking Duration: 6 To 7 Hours

Today you will start hiking along the old but still used, Everest expedition trail. There will be a possibility of you stumbling upon some rich Himalayan wildlife like deer, pheasants, and monkeys. This trail also offers beautiful views of the mountain ranges and leads you upwards through the forest which gives off a lovely aroma of Juniper bushes. Finally, you will reach Pangboche and spend the night there.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

Pangboche

Day 9Pangboche To Dingboche (4410 M) Hiking Duration: 6 To 7 Hours

Today, we start our walk towards Dingboche. Dingboche is at an elevation of 4410m so that means the trek is going to be quite challenging due to the elevation and the stones/rocks-filled trail. On the way, we will see forests with a variety of lush trees (birch, conifers, and rhododendron) and we will meet lots of yaks during the walk. This picturesque trail dips down to Deboche, crossing the suspension bridge over the surging white waters of the Imja River before climbing up to Dingboche. Soon after a snow-white stupa with gorgeous all-seeing eyes is mirroring the Amadablam, this is a marvelous place for a picture! Then the trail ascends gently to the village of Pangboche (3860 m), where we climb above the tree line. Finally, we pass through the numerous grazing lands with big yak populations to reach Dingboche Valley.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Dingboche Featured Image

Day 10Dingboche To Chhukung Village ( 4730 M) Hiking Duration: 3 To 4 Hours

After Breakfast, as soon as you start to walk, you will see the amazing mountain scenery which you didn’t expect. You will climb up Chhukung Ri 5,550 m. Here, the reward will be valued above our effort as we find ourselves within access to beautiful peaks. The Breathtaking views of Choyu 8,201 m, Pumori 7,161 m, the Lhotse Wall 8,400 m, Lhotse 8,500 m, Amadablam 6,856m, Makalu 8,481 m, and Baruntse 7,129 m will surprise us and prepare us well for what’s ahead.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Chhukung

Day 11Chhukung To Lobuche Via Kongma La (4900 M) Hiking Duration: 7 To 8 Hours

Today, you need to walk quite a bit longer than earlier times. We will cross the first pas called Kongma La (5400m). Then we will start our trail climbing up to the Niyang Khola Valley. A long screen descent brings us to the edge of the world’s famous Khumbu Glacier; the walk will gradually get easier as we cross it. After some time, you will reach Lobuche which is where today’s walking ends.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 12Lobuche To Dzongla (4830 M) Hiking Duration: 7 To 8 Hours

Today, you trek down to Dzongla through the winding trail which takes about 7 to 8 hours. Dzongla is a small settlement below the Cho La pass. On the way to Dzongla, you’ll also enjoy the scenic Cho La Lake along with the greatest views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mera Peak, and many more.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 13Dzongla To Dragnag Via Cho La Pass (4700 M/ 5368 M) Hiking Duration: 7 To 8 Hours

Our journey heads towards the Cho La Pass (5368m) which is very vertical and a tough climb that will take around 3 hours over a rocky ridge before you reach the top of the pass. At the top, you will be feeling very lucky and get to see the unbelievable scenic beauty of Amadablam, Thamserku, Taboche, Baruntse, and nearby located Cholatse. After crossing the Cho La pass we hike over the glacier across the snow and ice for about an hour. After lunch, we rest for some time and walk down for around 3 hours through the rocky path to Dragnag.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

 

Day 14Dragnag To Gokyo (4790 M) Hiking Duration: 7 To 8 Hours

After Breakfast, we start walking a trail for 1.5 hours which first leads uphill before becoming an easy walk for a while. You will get to see the breathtaking views of Gokyo Lake and its surroundings. After some rest at the lodge in Gokyo, a short climb to the ridge is needed from where you can explore the amazing view of the Glacier with its small glacier lakes.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in Gokyo in a local lodge.

gokyo lake trek

Day 15Gokyo Rest Day

Today, you will enjoy the best day of the entire trail! Although it is called a rest day you will enjoy the surroundings of Gokyo. You can hike to Gokyo Ri located at 5,360 m which is a hill on the north side of the DudhPokhari, this takes around 2 to 3 hours. From the summit, you can have an overview of Choyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Taboche, and the Ngozumpa Glacier. Another option to spend the day can be to hike up the Gokyo Valley and pass two or three more glacial lakes towards Choyu.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Gokyo Ri

Day 16Gokyo To Renjo La Pass & Lungden ( 5415 M/ 4380 M), Hiking Duration: 4 To 5 Hours

Today we start early, heading up for the upper trail west of Gokyo Lake towards Renjo La pass (5,415 m). After climbing a steep sandy ridge for about 3 hours, we will reach the top of Renjo La where you have fabulous views of above 7000 and 8000 m high peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taboche. Continuing the pass we will head through the pathway of stone stairs which leads to the south bank of a small serene lake, The Angladumba Tsho. After another 4 hours walk, we reach Lungdun (4,380 m).
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 17Lungden To Namche Bazzar (3440 M), Hiking Duration: 4 To 5 Hours

After Breakfast, your day starts with walking downhill through the Rhododendron forest. Once you get to the bottom of the hill, you cross the suspension bridge and a steep climb through the pine and Juniper forest leads you to Khumjung. After some rest, you can explore Khumjung village. The walk continues after lunch towards Namche Bazaar.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Man standing on the way of Namche

Day 18Namche Bazzar To Lukla (2800m), Hiking Duration 6 To 7 Hours

After having breakfast in a teahouse at Namche Bazaar, we will begin our trek to Lukla. Lunch will be served on the way. After we reach Lukla, you will have time to get refreshed and relax. You can spend the time remembering the journey you have covered during the past few days and share your experience with other trekkers.
Accommodation: Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 19Lukla To Kathmandu

After Breakfast, you have a flight back to Kathmandu. According to weather conditions, there might be some fluctuation in the flight time. When the flight lands at Kathmandu Airport, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel by a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar in Kathmandu.

Day 20Sightseeing Bhaktapur-Patan & Kirtipur

Today our guide will pick you up and drive you to Bhaktapur and visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Explore the surroundings and afterward visit the Nyatapola Temple, one of the biggest temples in Nepal. Explore the surroundings and afterward visit the Nyatapola Temple, one of the biggest temples in Nepal. Here, you can also take the pottery-making class using traditional methods. You will visit Pottery Square. Here, you can also take the pottery-making class using traditional methods. You will be taught to design your pot and once you have your basic shape hammered out, you can even choose to adorn your creation with beautiful patterns and inscriptions.

Afterward, you’ll be driven to one of the ancient cities inside Kathmandu Valley i.e. Patan Durbar Square for sightseeing. In Patan, you will be visiting other UNESCO World Heritage sites: Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Later on, visit the Patan Museum, where you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings who reigned here. Later, visit the Golden Temple, a major attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist people, and Banglamukhi Temple.  Then, you will visit Kirtipur a historical town of the Newar community which is famous for preserving its architecture and culture including the beauty of nature. In Kirtipur, you’ll do a quick visit to sightseeing sites such as Bagh Bhairav temple, Chilancho Stupa, Uma Maheshwar, etc. This marks the end of your Three Passes Everest trek.
Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar in Kathmandu.

Day 21Departure

Our representative will pick you up and drive you to Kathmandu. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Have a safe journey onwards.

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