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3 Passes Trek

3 Passes Trek

Everest Region
3 pass trekking
3 pass trekking
3 pass trekking

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Trip Facts

Duration : 17 Days Max-Altitude : 5560m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Dec, March to Jun Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land
All price inclusive
$ 1680 $ 1480

Overview

Everest three high passes trek

3 passes trek linking with all corners of Everest region greenery meadows and high passes alpine plateau. three passes trek length is 52.5-kilometer distance with 17 days itinerary, this trek has been more popular searchable trek by the solo independent traveler and group trekkers.

Everest three passes trek is a remarkable high pass trek in the ultimate Everest experience. The 3 passes trek is through a remote alpine highland area of Sherpa hubs, Various landscapes, charming Sherpa village, Namche Bazaar, the Birthplace of Apa Sherpa “village THAME” who summits 21 time top of the world highest peak Mt.Everest, glory Gokyo lake, and largest Khumbu glacier.

Meanwhile, the Everest Three Passes trek is also a moderately and difficult trek, connecting with almost every part of the Everest region, which requires a lot of stamina for hiking skills, need to prepare well equipment with mini microspikes. The passes area has always snow and ice.

3 passes difficulty

3 passes It is a challenging and long length 17 days strenuous trek, The journey takes specific high elevation to pass, the high altitude mountain (Bhanjyang), Renjo la pass 4790 meters, Cho la Pass 5420 meters, and Kongma-La pass 5310 meters.

The best options are clockwise to do Everest high passes trek that summit Gokyo Ri 5,420 m (17,782 ft), Kala Patthar 5,644.5 m (18,519 ft). Chhukung Ri 5,550 meters (18,209 ft) or Mhra peak without climbing permits, from these Trekking peaks, you able to film – take photographs of beautiful mountains Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many white peaks, it is a breath-taking mountain view.

Three passes trek distance km
3 passes Length in the totals distances 166 kilometers, per day hike approximately 11.5 Kilometer, though depending on altitudes area, low altitudes can hike more than 11.5 km and above the 5,000 altitudes is less km.

Not recommending without a guide

3 passes trek is not recommendable without guides and porters for independent travelers, the reason is miserable trails, difficult steep climbs, icy, slippery Cliffs, high altitude pass, often change the weather.

Nepal wilderness trekking guide team is expert for the 3 passes trek, our guide knows all and every corner of the Everest region, because of a local guide who done three high passes trek uncountable, every month at season time, so guides know every stone steps, mountains, peoples, cultures,  area parameter trails

Everest high passes Trip Highlights

  • 3 Best Places for Photographer during Everest high passes Trek from Gokyo Ri, Kalapathar, and Chhukung Ri.
  • The unsurpassed breath-taking view of Mount Everest, Makalu, and Cho Oyu from Gokyo Ri, Kalapathar and Chhukung
  • Experience vibrant Sherpa communities cultural heritage
  • Stunningly Buddhism religious old monasteries

Permits

To do this passes trek is only 2 types of permit required, that is Everest National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly to Lukla Hillary airport early morning (2800 meters. 35 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2640mtr. 3 hours walking) and stay overnight at Lodge. At the evening village tour for a while,
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters. 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 03: Rest day in the same place for acclimatization visit Sherpa museum and Everest view Lodge for the panoramic Himalayan view,
  • Day 04: Trek to Thame ((3800m) 4 hours walking. Overnight at the lodge, this village is well known by all Everest climbers,
  • Day 05: Trek to Lungdeng (4600m) 5/6 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Gokyo (4760 meters.) via Renjo Pass (5435) 6 hours walking) stay overnight at Gokyo.
  • Day 07: Visit Gokyo Peak (5560 meters.) in the morning (4 ½ hours walking) for sunrise view and all-mountain views, from here we able to see 4 mountains that are more than eight thousand meters high, back to Gokyo stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Tang NAK 5 hours walk, overnight at the lodge, ( if you have extra days can stay one more night in Gokyo and visit 5th Lake for more magic mountain views)
  • Day 09: Trek to Zhong la via Chola Pass (5320 meters.6/7 hours walking) today path are narrow and tiny ascending to the top of Cho La, stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4930 meters.. 4 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep 3 hour walking, the same day visit to Everest base camp and back to Gorakshep, overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 12: Visit Kalapattar (5545 meters. Early in the morning for the best Everest view) trek back to Lobuche (5 hours walking stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 13: Cross to Kongma-La (5535m) 7 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge in Ding boche.
  • Day 14: Trek back to Tyangboche(3 860m) 5 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 15: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters. 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 16: Trek back to Lukla (7/8 hours walking) and overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning around 07:00 AM (35 minutes)

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu air tickets.
  • Meals on full board Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • Accommodation on tea houses as per the itinerary
  • Everest National Park Entry Permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
  • Experienced English speaking, Government licensed holder, and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide
  • experienced Sherpa helpers (porters)
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups of over eight people
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide
  • Guide, Assistant, and Porter meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes

Cost Excluded

  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment with (Microspikes for Dec to Feb)
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, mineral water,
  • Private insurance which is covering Rescue operation charge
  • Tip for guide and porter.

Reviews

From Australian
Three Passes Trekking Our trip with Prakash over Cho La and Renjo La was beautiful! We were delighted with the service and support that Prakash...
From Australian
Three Pass Trek Hi, Himal. Just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic trek up to EBC. We had fantastic weather all the...
From New Zealand
Three pass trekking We used the Nepal Wilderness Trekking company for a 19 day “3 Pass Trek” in the Everest region, in October 2012. Himal...
From Israel
3 pass trekking reviews Just finished the 3 Passes Trek (Renjo, Cho La and Kongma La pass), EBC and Kala Patthar, and finally, Island Peak...
From USA
3 pass trekking We enjoyed our three pass trek. Challenging but rewarding. Magnificent views, Purna + Bir did a very good Job-they were very flexible...

Trip Map

Everest three high passes trek

3 passes trek linking with all corners of Everest region greenery meadows and high passes alpine plateau. three passes trek length is 52.5-kilometer distance with 17 days itinerary, this trek has been more popular searchable trek by the solo independent traveler and group trekkers.

Everest three passes trek is a remarkable high pass trek in the ultimate Everest experience. The 3 passes trek is through a remote alpine highland area of Sherpa hubs, Various landscapes, charming Sherpa village, Namche Bazaar, the Birthplace of Apa Sherpa “village THAME” who summits 21 time top of the world highest peak Mt.Everest, glory Gokyo lake, and largest Khumbu glacier.

Meanwhile, the Everest Three Passes trek is also a moderately and difficult trek, connecting with almost every part of the Everest region, which requires a lot of stamina for hiking skills, need to prepare well equipment with mini microspikes. The passes area has always snow and ice.

3 passes difficulty

3 passes It is a challenging and long length 17 days strenuous trek, The journey takes specific high elevation to pass, the high altitude mountain (Bhanjyang), Renjo la pass 4790 meters, Cho la Pass 5420 meters, and Kongma-La pass 5310 meters.

The best options are clockwise to do Everest high passes trek that summit Gokyo Ri 5,420 m (17,782 ft), Kala Patthar 5,644.5 m (18,519 ft). Chhukung Ri 5,550 meters (18,209 ft) or Mhra peak without climbing permits, from these Trekking peaks, you able to film – take photographs of beautiful mountains Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many white peaks, it is a breath-taking mountain view.

Three passes trek distance km
3 passes Length in the totals distances 166 kilometers, per day hike approximately 11.5 Kilometer, though depending on altitudes area, low altitudes can hike more than 11.5 km and above the 5,000 altitudes is less km.

Not recommending without a guide

3 passes trek is not recommendable without guides and porters for independent travelers, the reason is miserable trails, difficult steep climbs, icy, slippery Cliffs, high altitude pass, often change the weather.

Nepal wilderness trekking guide team is expert for the 3 passes trek, our guide knows all and every corner of the Everest region, because of a local guide who done three high passes trek uncountable, every month at season time, so guides know every stone steps, mountains, peoples, cultures,  area parameter trails

Everest high passes Trip Highlights

  • 3 Best Places for Photographer during Everest high passes Trek from Gokyo Ri, Kalapathar, and Chhukung Ri.
  • The unsurpassed breath-taking view of Mount Everest, Makalu, and Cho Oyu from Gokyo Ri, Kalapathar and Chhukung
  • Experience vibrant Sherpa communities cultural heritage
  • Stunningly Buddhism religious old monasteries

Permits

To do this passes trek is only 2 types of permit required, that is Everest National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit.


  • Day 01: Fly to Lukla Hillary airport early morning (2800 meters. 35 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2640mtr. 3 hours walking) and stay overnight at Lodge. At the evening village tour for a while,
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters. 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 03: Rest day in the same place for acclimatization visit Sherpa museum and Everest view Lodge for the panoramic Himalayan view,
  • Day 04: Trek to Thame ((3800m) 4 hours walking. Overnight at the lodge, this village is well known by all Everest climbers,
  • Day 05: Trek to Lungdeng (4600m) 5/6 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Gokyo (4760 meters.) via Renjo Pass (5435) 6 hours walking) stay overnight at Gokyo.
  • Day 07: Visit Gokyo Peak (5560 meters.) in the morning (4 ½ hours walking) for sunrise view and all-mountain views, from here we able to see 4 mountains that are more than eight thousand meters high, back to Gokyo stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Tang NAK 5 hours walk, overnight at the lodge, ( if you have extra days can stay one more night in Gokyo and visit 5th Lake for more magic mountain views)
  • Day 09: Trek to Zhong la via Chola Pass (5320 meters.6/7 hours walking) today path are narrow and tiny ascending to the top of Cho La, stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4930 meters.. 4 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep 3 hour walking, the same day visit to Everest base camp and back to Gorakshep, overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 12: Visit Kalapattar (5545 meters. Early in the morning for the best Everest view) trek back to Lobuche (5 hours walking stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 13: Cross to Kongma-La (5535m) 7 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge in Ding boche.
  • Day 14: Trek back to Tyangboche(3 860m) 5 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 15: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters. 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 16: Trek back to Lukla (7/8 hours walking) and overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning around 07:00 AM (35 minutes)

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu air tickets.
  • Meals on full board Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • Accommodation on tea houses as per the itinerary
  • Everest National Park Entry Permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
  • Experienced English speaking, Government licensed holder, and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide
  • experienced Sherpa helpers (porters)
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups of over eight people
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide
  • Guide, Assistant, and Porter meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes

Cost Excluded

  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment with (Microspikes for Dec to Feb)
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, mineral water,
  • Private insurance which is covering Rescue operation charge
  • Tip for guide and porter.

Trip Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Everest high passes trek is moderately difficult where you need physically and mentally prepared. It needs the energy to walk for 5-6 hrs daily. With good gear and a guide, you can do this trek.
To reach the maximum height you have to do a one-day sight tour to the View Point of Kalapatthar with an elevation of 5545m.
Yes it is possible to do it privately with our guide and porter
The best time is in spring and in autumn
The average daytime temperature in April is about 15 to 1-degree centigrade and few degrees lower in October and during the night -5 to -10 degrees.
The accommodation is mostly teahouse and lodges which is clean and neat with local toilets.

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