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Three Passes of Everest Trek - 23 Days

Three Passes of Everest Trek
Three Passes of Everest Trek

Three Passes of Everest Trek

Three Passes of Everest Trek: The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd offers an exclusive thrilling adventure on the worlds highest passes The Three passes of Everest around Khumbu area Adventure starts with a short sweeping scenic flight to Lukla the gateway to Everest, trek starts from here, the route follows several farm villages offering awesome views of the high snow capped peaks, leading to the highest point at Cho-la and Konmgma-la at 5,535 m of this journey with outstanding panoramic views of unparallel peaks and glacier including Mt. Everest at close distance.

The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd to Three Passes of Everest region is an excellent journey offering grand sceneries and beauty of the surrounding landscapes, which combines all the highlights of the Everest National Park including Namche Bazaar, Khumbu’s Sherpa capital, glamorous viewpoint of Gokyo-Ri and Renjo-la and walking to the final destination at Khongma-la the highest point of this adrenaline adventure with amazing viewpoints of Nuptse, Everest and Mt. Lhotse at 8,516 m / 27,940 ft worlds 4th highest mountain. So this is an adventure of world’s greatest mountains passes one package, after this remarkable adventure our journey leads back to Lukla for the scenic short flight back to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights: “Worlds highest passes on the foot of world’s number one giant Mt. Everest, rich Buddhist culture, warm-friendly natives the highlanders of Nepal,  traditional villages, world’s highest heritage Sagarmatha National Park, high alpine valley’s, old interesting monasteries, array of striking snow capped mountain scenery, sweeping scenic flight.”   

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.

Day 02: half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. Approx. 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 05: At Namche for acclimatization.

Day 06: Trek to Thame village 3,880m Approx 4 - 5 hr walk.

Day 07: Trek to Mingbo 3,900m after visiting the monastery 3 - 4 hrs.

Day 08: Trek further to Marulung 4,200m 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Sumna 4,900m 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Chulung 4,380m 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 11: Trek towards Renjo Pokhari (pond) at approx 4,600m 4 - 5 hrs.

Day 12: Trek and cross Renjo-la at 5,345m and camp at Gokyo. 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 13: Morning at Gokyo for local hike and trek to Thagnag, 4,830m

Day 14: Cross Cho-la 5,400m and camp at Dzong-la 4,850m 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Lobuche 4,930. 4 - 5 hrs.

Day 16: Trek towards Kongma-la 5,150m. 4 - 5 hrs.

Day 17: Trek and cross Kongma-la 5,535m and camp at Bibre 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 18: Trek to Dingboche 4,350m. 2 - 3 hrs.

Day 19: Trek to Kyangjungma 3,600m. 6 - 7 hrs.

Day 20: Trek to Monjo 2,860m. 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 21: Trek to Lukla 4 - 5 hrs.

Day 22: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 23: Final Departure

Note: Renjo, Tsho-la, and Kongma-la passes are possible all the year round, however in heavy snow condition, one's has to be extremely careful including the porters. On normal snow condition, ropes are fixed maximum 100 meters or minimum 50 meters. The loose scree or stone fall portion is just for 10 or 15 minutes, nothing serious but although one's got to be careful.

If you want to extend your trip, please feel free to choose from our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS or Jungle Safaris. here are some trip extensions that might interest you.

Extended Trips

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you a briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Early morning, after breakfast, you will be taken for a cultural tour of Kathmandu city. Some of the main highlights will be Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square,  Patan Durbar.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding.

Approx 30 minutes flight to Lukla 2,800m with 3 hrs walk to Phakding at 2,652m.

An early morning start with a drive to domestic airport board as per the flight time board in the smaller twin otter or similar plane for the sweeping panoramic flight to Lukla, our trekking guides will receive you. The walk from here is gradual most of the way, with few ups offering views of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m after 2-3 hrs of good walk reaching at Phakding for the overnight stop in one of the best available lodge, Phakding village situated by the bank of the Dudh-Kosi River.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m approx. 5 - 6 hrs.

After Phakding crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short
uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again, with magnificent view of Thermasarkhu 6,608m, then reaching a small village of Monjo after the last 20 minutes climb from the stream, after Monjo, comes to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend with a gradual walk to the Jorsalle village is reached, the trek continues to the last bridge over the Imjatse river, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak, Kusum kangru Mt.Everest- Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Taweche peak can be seen all the way up, from here 1hour walk up to the Sherpa’s capital at Namche Bazaar, the houses and lodges are placed in an amphitheatre shape.

Day 05: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.

Necessary rest day for acclimatisation optional activities a short hike uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot perched on top of Namche Bazaar with grand views of snow-capped peaks and valleys, visit the museum with all types of information regarding the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering history and existing information on flora and fauna of this region, afternoon free at leisure.

Day 06: Trek to Thame 3,885m  4 - 5 hrs.

From Namche walk leads towards west with a short climb to the ridge overlooking grand views of Namche and surrounding snow peaks, from here the path leads to the serene forest and passing through scattered farm villages including Thamo where there's a hydroelectric plant for the Khumbu region, from here few hours of good walk brings you at Thame for the overnight stop with time to visit its old monastery.

Day 07: Trek to Mingbo 3,900m after visiting the monastery 3 - 4 hrs.

After a wonderful time at Thame, the trek leads to absolute wilderness near towards Tibet border of Nangpa-la, where most of the Tibetans traders & refugees enters Nepal, the walk leads to the high slope for the overnight stop at Mingbo a small herder's village.

Day 08: Trek further to Marulung 4,200m 5 - 6 hrs.

From Mingbo the walk follows further up on the high barren hills overlooking great views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks looking further down towards Thame, after a vigorous walk of 5 hours to camp at Marulung or further depending upon the availability of water and good campsite.

Day 09: Trek to Sumna 4,900m 5 - 6 hrs.

After a great time at Marulung, the walk leads to further up on the grassy meadow with grand views of the distant mountains and valleys and hills and then reaching at Sumna a small yak herders temporary settlement for the overnight stop.

Day 10: Trek to Chulung 4,380m 5 - 6 hrs.

Today's walk leads on towards near Renjo with breathtaking scenery of the surrounding high snow-capped mountains and barren hills, reaching to a small summer pasture at Chulung for the overnight camp.

Day 11: Trek towards Renjo Pokhari (pond) at approx 4,600m 4 - 5 hrs.

The trek leads uphill for few hours on the grassy meadow with striking views of the landscapes and mountains with an overnight stop nearby the small glacial of Renjo.

Day 12: Trek and cross Renjo-la at 5,345m and camp at Gokyo. 3 - 4 hrs.

The walk today takes nearly four hours to reach the top of Renjo overlooking great view of Mt. Cho-Oyu world's 6th highest mountain which straddles the border with Tibet and Nepal on reaching the top the first pass of this great trek traversing over 5,345 meter ridge top, the route of the pass is made much better over the past 4-5 years making it possible for everyone to cross including the ponies and Yaks, the pass leads to a descend nearby the Gokyo lake for the overnight camp and for lunch depending upon the time permitted while crossing the pass.

Day 13: Morning at Gokyo for local hike and trek to Thagnag.

Today, after breakfast a hike to Gokyo Ri is one of the highlights of the trip, the view around Gokyo itself is marvelous, for the very best panorama take a hike to Gokyo Ri, a small peak above the lake, Gokyo Ri at 5,357m. offers breathe taking views providing a panorama of Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and far as to Mt. Makalu in the east. A two hours climb brings you to this wonderful spot, afternoon walk to Thagnag After a wonderful time at Gokyo, a short walk of few hours leads to Thagnak on the base of Chugyuma or Cho-la pass, just above the village of Na situated at the foot of the Ngozumba glacier.

Day 14: From Thangnag to Dzongla 4,830m via Cho-la 5,430m. 4 - 5 hrs.

From here the walk climbs steadily towards Cho-la pass for few hours, then descending towards the small hidden valley at Dzong-la for the overnight stop.

Day 15: Trek to Loboche 4,928m Approx. 5 hours.

From Dzongla the trail diverts towards the northeast, the path is gentle on the hard meadow looking down below Pheriche village; today's walk offers a beautiful view of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north Pokalde 5,741m, Kongma-Tse 5,820m and the great wall of Nuptse. Then reaching to the junction where the path from Pheriche meets above Thugla ridge. From here you can have great view of Mt.Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, the spot here is a good place for a few minutes break after the great scenic walk, close to this spot you can also see a number of memorial of the unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions around the mountain of this region, From here an hour gradual up brings you to Loboche, situated in the corner well hidden and sheltered from the wind. Loboche has about 5-6 Teahouses.

Day 16: Trek towards Kongma-la 5,150m. 4 - 5 hrs.

After a great walk completing high scenic two passes, the path leads for another absolute wilderness away from the main trekking area, the trek follows the upper moraine and the towards the Khumbu glacier, on the zig-zag path walking carefully in case of fallen rocks slide, then climbing steeply towards the other side of the glacier nearby the Nuptse Wall, walking slowly for the overnight Camp nearby the Mehara Peak (Khongmatse) and Pokalde peak by the base of Kogma-la at 5,200m.

Day 17: Trek and cross Kongma-la 5,535m and camp at Bibre 5 - 6 hrs.

From this closed area the walk leads towards the top of the pass of Kongma-la at 5,535 the highest pass of this trip, the walk leads higher up and then descending towards the glacial pond and the walk leads on the rocks and moraine path most of the way till Bibre is reached for the overnight camp where the path from Dingboche and Chukung meets.

Day 18: Trek to Dingboche 4,350m. 2 - 3 hrs.

After a hard day, today's walk a leisure trek of few hours towards Dingboche with awesome views of the surrounding high snow-capped peaks, on reaching Dingboche for lunch and for the overnight stop, with an afternoon free for local hike and relaxation.

Day 19: Trek to Kyangjungma 3,600m 2 hrs before Namche  6 - 7 hrs.

The walk from here leads on the main path where one can come across many trekkers, yaks and other beasts of burden, the scenic walk leads past the village of Pangboche, after a break here, a short walk brings you to the bridge from the bridge it is nearly downhill all the way with few ups in between to Pangboche, from here descend towards the bridge with a pleasant walk through the pine, rhododendron forest to Deoboche, after Deoboche 40 minutes uphill climb reaches you at Thyangboche for the overnight stop. Thyangboche offers excellent scenery of the surrounding peaks including Mt.Everest and of the majestic peak of Ama Dablam, visit the famed Thyangboche monastery as per the time rules for the visit.

From here a slow descend with a slight climb to the ridge and a gradual walk brings you at Kyangjungma for the overnight stop offering grand views of Ama Dablam, Thermasarkhu, and Kangtenga with chances of seeing some wildlife.

Day 20: Trek to Monjo 2,835m. Approx. 4 - 5 hours walk.

A short easy walk back to Namche Bazaar on the downhill and gradual path, after Namche Bazaar a downhill walk most of the way to Monjo for the overnight, Monjo village located near Sagarmatha National Park Entrance.

Day 21: Trek to Lukla 4 - 5 hrs walk.

Today the end of this great adventure trekking back to Lukla, a leisure and pleasant walk, with few short up-hills to encounter. On reaching Lukla, last dinner with the fellow Sherpa guides and porters.

Day 22: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.

As per the flight time, (sometimes the flight delays due to bad weather and other technical reason). Check-in for the scenic flight to Kathmandu with panoramic views of high mountains during 30 minutes flight. On arrival at the domestic terminal, GA staffs transfer you back to the Hotel.

Day 23: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, Great Adventure Trek staff will transfer you to the International airport for your final departure from Nepal, the land of high Himalayas.

AREA (1,148 SQ. KMS.)

LOCATION: Sagarmatha National Park is located in the Northeast of Kathmandu in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The park includes the highest peak in the world,
Mt.Sagarmatha (Everest), and several other well-known peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyo, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde, Khangtiaga and Gyachung Kang. The park was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.

FEATURES: The Mountains of Sagarmatha National Park are geologically young and broken up by deep gorges and glacial valleys. Vegetation includes pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes, fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron woods, scrub and alpine plant communities, and bare rock and snow.
The famed bloom of rhododendrons occurs during spring (April and May) although another flora is most colorful during the monsoon season (June to August)

Wild animals most likely to be seen in the park are the Himalayan Thar, goral, serow and musk deer. The snow leopard and Himalayan black bear are present but rarely sighted, other mammals rarely seen are the weasel, marten, Himalayan mouse hare (pika), and jackal and langur monkey.

The park is populated by approximately 3,000 of the famed Sherpa people whose lives are interwoven with the teaching of Buddhism. The main settlements are Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Khunde, Thame, Thyangboche, Pangboche and Phortse. The economy of the Khumbu Sherpa community has traditionally been heavily based on trade and livestock herding.

But with the coming of international mountaineering expeditions since 1950 and the influx of foreign trekkers, the Sherpa economy today is becoming increasingly dependent on tourism.


  • Pick up and drop from airport/ hotel/airport.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu ( 3-star hotel.)
  • Half day Kathmandu sightseeing
  •  Flight Ticket Kathmandu--Lukla-- Kathmandu
  • A  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License.
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 sherpa porter max 25kg)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking (guest House/lodge)
  • Food during Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  )
  • Necessary Trekking permits/ National park permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card
  • Requirement Equipment (sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • Food, salary Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • First aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition.
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue Help in case of emergency (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show.
  • All program as per Itinerary.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Kathmandu monuments fees
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

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Total $ 1,490 USD

Trip Facts

  • Renjo-la 5,345m
  • Demanding
  • Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Available
  • October - December and March - May

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