Everest Three Pass

The Everest region and Khumbu Valley in the northern part of Nepal are known for the beautiful harmony of nature and culture in the shadows of the Himalayas. And, that is precisely what trekkers get to experience on the Everest High Passes Trek. The trek traces its route via three of the highest passes in the region; Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5420m), and Renjo La (5360m). Also known as the Everest Three Passes Trek, trekkers can relish the Himalayan vistas and the warm Sherpa culture and hospitality.

Mt. Everest or Sagarmatha is the tallest mountain in the world, and its height has naturally brought a great deal of fame to the Everest region. So, the cultural heritage and natural attractions around the mountain are a massive part of the treks, expeditions, and other trips. The Everest High Passes Trek is a similar trek highlighting the majesty of the mountain passes in the Khumbu Valley. The trip starts with a thrilling flight to Lukla and cross the Kongma La Pass, and Cho La Pass, followed by the Renjo La Pass.

The trail from Lukla heads north alongside the serene Dudh Koshi River and reaches Namche. From here, you go past Tengboche and Dingboche to reach Chhukung. After crossing the Kongma La Pass (5535m), the trail takes you to the Everest Base Camp. Next, you enjoy the magical sunrise from Kalapatthar and head west to cross Cho La Pass (5420m). Further, you trek to Gokyo Valley and ascend Renjo La Pass (5360m). The final part of the trek takes you back to Lukla and ends your adventure in the Himalayas realm.

Kongma La (5,535m): Kongma La pass located in Lobuche village (west) and Chukung village (east) but the west side of the route is steeper than the eastern side.  The entire pass route is marked by waving prayer flags between the mountains.  It takes 5-6 hours to cross pass after you left from Chukung. From the pass, you’ll be rewarded with incredibly panoramic mountains view of the lakes and glacial landscapes with 5th tallest mount Makalu, Ama-Dablam, Lobuche peak with entire Everest region of peaks.

Cho La (5,380m):  These pass need to cross the Cho La Glacier, which will likely be holding snow and ice. In a good weather condition, you can cross the stove without any expert equipment, but warm clothing is essential. It is most frequently crossed by many trekkers in the Everest Region. The western side of the pass is much steeper than the eastern side but the pass can be made from both side via Dzongla (east side) or Dragnag (west side).

Renjo La (5,388m): Renjo la pass is considered to be the easiest pass among the three passes. It is connected with the Gokyo Lakes, where the eye-popping vista awaits. If the sky is clear, we can see the rooftops of Gokyo glinting distantly on the shore of the lake beneath the grey smear of the Ngo-Zompa glacier and the sawtooth peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Chola-tse and Tabuche. Renjo la pass can do after or before crossing Kongma-la and Cho-la.

Experience Required

Everest Three Pass Trek is one of moderate plus treks in the Everest region. So, trekkers must be physically and mentally ready for a variety of challenging trails on the journey. You might even be required to use crampons. Thus, previous trekking experience and climbing training can also be useful for the trek. Similarly, the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons are the best time to do the trek.

Please contact us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates or your suitability.

01 Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
02 Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2,610m)
03 Trek Phadking to Namche (3,440m)
04 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
05 Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m)
06 Trek Tengbouche to Dingboche (4,410m)
07 Acclimatization day
08 Trek Dingboche to Chukhung (4,730m) & climb Chukungri (5,546m)
09 Trek Chukung to Lobouche village via Kongma-la pass (5535m)
10 Trek Lobouche village to Gorak Shep (5,160 m) & visit to EBC (5,364m)
11 Climb Kala patthar (5,545m) & trek to Dzongla (4,830m)
12 Trek Dzongla to Dragnag via Cho La pass (5,380m)
13 Trek Dragnag to Gokyo village (4,750m)
14 Climb Gokyo Ri (5,360m)
15 Trek Gokyo to Lumde (4,300 m) via Renjo-la pass (5,388m)
16 Trek Lumbde to Thame village (3,800m)
17 Trek Thame to Namche Bazar (3,440m)
18 Namche Bazar to Lukla
19 Fight back Kathmadndu
20 Contingency day/ Free day in Kathmandu
21 Depart from Kathmandu

Fixed Departure Dates

Start / Finish Availability Days Price Book
03/10/2021 - 23/10/2021 Guide: Space 20 $ 2,450

Included

  • All transportation for pick up drop
  • 2 Nights superior accommodation on a twin share basis in Kathmandu
  • 13 Nights twin share accommodation in local lodges/hotels in Himalaya Mountains
  • Both way domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla with 15 kg luggage (10kg hold baggage and 5kg hand baggage)
  • All meals during the trek
  • Trekking permit & entrance fees
  • An experienced trekking guide
  • Porter on 2:1 basis
  • All Nepali staff and porters insurance and wages
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Not Included

  • International flights to/from Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Extra drinks and snacks, hot showers, laundry
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Costs related with trip finishing early or you leaving trek early
  • Additional nights in Kathmandu
Destination: Nepal
Activity level: Moderate Plus
Best Season: Mar-May & Sept-Nov
Max altitude: 5,545m
Group Size: 2-10 People
Accommodation: Hotel & lodge

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