Everest Three Passes Trek is an ideal choice for a thrilling adventure, seeker who is looking for a challenging and advance trek in the Everest region of Nepal can take it as the best one. It includes high mountain passes, Kongma La Pass (5,530m), Cho La Pass (5420m) and Renjo La Pass (5,3401 m)
Covering the distance of 153 Km, like that of the Everest base camp trek, you will enjoy every day of the trek with the serene beauty of the Himalaya and rhododendron forest. Prayer’s flag, monasteries, mani walls, chorten reflects Buddhism in each step of your trial. Hospitality of Sherpa, services on such a difficult landscape, yak and shed, rocky and snowy surface all energize you and show Himalayan life.
Everest three pass trek is 21 days trek, leading you from Lukla to Renjo La ( 5,465m), Gokyo Re (5,330m), Gokyo lakes (4,800m), Cho la Pass (5,367m) Everest base camp (5,357m), Kongma La (5,535m) as major destination.
Among the three passes, you will visit Renjo la pass first. The simple answer to how to reach Renjo la pass is, after the delightful mountainous flight to Lukla we will reach Pakhding on the 3rd day of the walking . (1st day arriving, second day Kathmandu day tour). Your route continuous from Pakhding to Namche, Thame, Marlung, Lungden, and finally reach Renjo la on the ninth day of your walk.
Renjo la pass stands on an elevation of (5465m) offering you the view of Mt Cho-Oyu, Mt.Gyachung Kang, Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, and Ngozumba glacier, the world’s largest glacier.
You will climb Gokyo Re, (Gokyo peak), the second destination on the 10th day after having a night stay on Gokyo lake. On the same day exploration of three lakes of Gokyo (Gokyo 1st at 4661m, Gokyo 2nd at 4720m, and Gokyo 3rd at 4750m) gives a majestic view of glacier lakes. Lakes on such a high elevation around snowy surroundings reflect the magical beauty of Nepal.
Cho la Pass (5,367m), is another attraction of the Everest three pass trek. The view of Ngozumba glacier, the snowy path remains behind, as you reach Chola Pass. The trial From Thaknak to Chola pass is the most challenging path of the entire trek. You have to cross many crevaces (snow cracks) to reach Cho La pass. The highest point of shows you the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Cholatse soar, Lobuche, and Baruntse.
Your step on Everest base camp falls on the morning of the 14th day, from Gorekshep. After passing Lobuche, we will pass many glaciers, mountains and moraines to reach Kongma La (5,535m). View of Cholatse, Taboche, Kangtega, Thamserku, Khangri, Pumori, Lingtren, Labuche passes with our forwarding steps. As we reach Kongma La pass, Cholaste peak, Lobuche peak, Mt. Lhoste, Mt. Nuptse, Island peak, Mt Makalu, Baruntse, glacier lakes, Mt. Ama Dablam and Pokalde peak stands in front of us showing the miracle of Nepal Himalayan.
The view of mountain ranges, glacier and glacier lakes, makes your trip wonderful every day. The walk-on stone-paved path, rocky and snowy trail indirectly supports you to become an adventurous trekker.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300 m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300 m)
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m walk to Phakding (2,652 meters 3-4 hrs
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters 5-6 hrs walk
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Thame, (3800m) 3 to 4 hours
Day 07: Marlung, (4137m), 4 to 5 hours
Day 08: Lungdeng (4600m), 3 to 4 hours
Day 09: Renjo- La 5465m) to Gokyo Lake (4800m)
Day 10: Explore Day at Gokyo Lake
Day 11: Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330 meters and walking to Thaknak (4750m 6-7 hrs walk
Day 12: Cho-la Pass (5367m to Dzongla (4,850 meters 5-6 hrs walk
Day 13: Gorakshep (5,160 meters 5-6 hrs walk
Day 14: Everest Base Camp (5,357m and return to Lobuche for overnight. 6 to 7 hrs
Day 15: Lobuche – Kongma La (5,535m Chhukung (4,730 meters 6-7 hrs
Day 16: Tyangboche (3,867 meters 4-5 hrs walk
Day 17: Monjo ((2680 meters 5-6 hrs walk
Day 18: Lukla (2,800 meters 6-7 hrs walk
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300 m) 4,264
Day 20: Leisure at Kathmandu 1,300 m)
Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu
Our Guest’s security is of dominant concern to Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition. Please understand that the HV Treks trekking leader has the authority to adjust or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is found prudent. Unfavorable circumstances may occur during the trek. Dangerous weather conditions, the condition of a group member, natural events such as landslides can force changes in the itinerary. All efforts will be made to keep to the planned itinerary. The HV Treks leader will try his/her best to ensure that the trip goes smoothly and according to plan, but please be ready to be flexible if necessary.
Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition is capable, experienced, and prepared to give a 24-hour emergency response to an accident or condition that requires attention or evacuation.
HIMALAYAN VACATION TREKS & EXPEDITION requires that trekking and expedition guests have Insurance Policies. A Travel Insurance Policy should cover the cost of emergencies (including altitude sickness), injuries, and evacuations. Please, it is essential to bring your Travel Insurance Policy, or copies of your pertinent existing insurance coverage with you to Nepal. HV Treks will require a copy for our office records. We, as well, advise you to inform your existing insurance agent/company of your itinerary, including trekking, climbing, and hiking, and insure your current policy provides sufficient coverage.
You are welcomed to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal renowned for historical monuments, Hindu Temples, and Buddhist Stupas/Monasteries. We meet our guests at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A representative will be waiting with a Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition placard with our guests’ names displayed. After dropping luggage at the hotel, guests are taken for a short sightseeing tour. In the evening, guests are invited to a Welcome Dinner at a Nepali restaurant.
A local guide will be available. According to your wishes, the guide will escort you for sightseeing. Sightseeing may include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, and the Swoyambhunath areas. Starting after breakfast, usually at 9.00am, the exploration of Kathmandu Valley can continue until 5.00pm. Lunch and dinner, you will be responsible for.
Today we wait for the plane to fly Kathmandu. Who knows, we will come back to this region again or not in our life. So we may have look around for the last view of the Everest region. The flight depends on the weather condition. Flight delay or cancellation for the day is common phenomenon in this region. So, we may have to pay extra charge US $ 250-350 for the plane charter so that we will not miss our flight to our home country from Kathmandu.
This day is free too. If you wish, a sightseeing trip to the ancient temple/king’s seat of the world heritage site of incredible Bhaktapur can be arranged. The tour lasts 4 hours, and will cost an additional upcharge. In the evening, a Farewell Dinner is given by Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition.
Today, we check the list of all necessary documents and goods of our guest. We confirm the flight tickets before 72 hours of departure flight. We advise our guest to put passport and tickets at their handbag for convenience. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition staff representative will take our valuable guests to the airport (3 hours prior to your flight) and bid goodbye. It will be not only goodbye, but also the welcome for next visit to Nepal.
Number of participants
Minimum number of participants: 2
Maximum number of participants: 14
Max Altitude: 5550 meters
Best Season: March-November
Difficulty Level: Hard
December ,January and February
It is called the winter season in Nepal. It is a season for snowfall in mountain region above 4300m in Nepal. So trekking is possible below 4500m during this period. This season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and relatively less trekkers on the trail.Sunrise and Sunset are seen very clear and beautiful in this season. So tourist who wants to pass short holidays during this period Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes to see splendid view of nature. During this period, we arrange family tour to experience natural beauty with short hikings and cultural tour.It is suitable for homestay tour through which different rituals and culture can be experienced during this period. The famous homestay like Sailung Timal homestay,Timal homestay, Tamang Heritage Homestay, Ghalegaon Homestay are the special places to visit. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour for this places. Chitawan National park Bardiya National Park are also the places to have live experience of culture and rituals.
March , April and May
It is spring season which is known as trekking season in Nepal. A smooth wind and gentle breeze is felt all over the country. Sunny days and clear weather are the supportive factors for trekking in this season. Presence of cloud can be seen in the sky during this season.So a short rainfall can be felt during this period. It is the season of expedition and climbing high peaks in Nepal .So many tourist from different parts of the world come to climb peaks above 7000m in this season. Himalyan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour and journey for climbing during this period.Peak climbing period can be enlength upto June so Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges attractive programmes during this period.This period offer plenty of opportunities for clear mountain views. It is also the time for flowers to blossom, and the national flower of Nepal – rhododendrons – coat the mountainsides with its colorful beauty throughout the spring.Except rhododendrons , many kind of natural flora and fauna makes Nepal very beautiful during this season
June ,July and August
It is rainy season in Nepal. As it is the season of heavy rainfall. it is also known as the crops harvesting season in Nepal. In this season, trekking is slight difficult in Nepal. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Trekking in the rain-shadow (places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains) areas north of the Himalaya like Upper Mustang and Dolpo could be an ideal trek selection. However, Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour and trek during this period in dry areas. We arrange treks and tour in dry areas like Mustang , Upper Dolpa , Leh Ladakh (India) and Tibet.
September , October and November
Moderate temperatures, clear sky with outstanding views, making it a great time to do any of our trek. Occasional short storms may dump snow at high altitudes.This is the season of feast and festivals. This is also known as the special season for flowers in Nepal. Marigold is the popular and found best in this season. Temples and holy places are visited during this period. Festivals like Dashain , Tihar and Chhath are celebrated during this season. Long national holidays are offered for this festival for civil workers. This season is known as the king of the season. No rainfall, sunny days and moderate temperature are the most favourable factors of this season for treks and tours in Nepal.Every kind of treks and tours can be done during this period.So many tourist come to see beautiful Nepal in this season. Many trekking routes are full of tourist during this season. Peaks 6000m to 7000m are the best destination for climbing in this season.Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes tourist to feel the splendid view of nature of Nepal in this season.
Equipment & Packing List
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Please understand that the items listed below will vary according to the season and the duration of the trek. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 12 kg. Your gear will be carried by your porter and you will be required to carry your own day-pack (with your valuables and things of immediate importance to you). We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. Our list of equipment is prepared on the basis of our long experience. The Himalayan Vacation Trek & Expedition Team leader will check your gear to ensure you have all the necessary equipment at the start of the trek. If necessary, the HVTreks’ guide will request additions of necessary equipment when and where it is available.
Important documents and items
Rucksack and Travel Bags
-Note: In the larger towns and cities of Nepal, pharmacies have available common over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. Western/foreign brand name products and prescription drugs are not. We suggest you bring the pharmaceuticals you use in enough quantity.