Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest base camp, Chola, Gokyo, Renjo La Pass Trekking Route is Known as 3 passes trekking route in Everest region is most adventurous trek in the Everest region. It is the circuit trek which combines the Gokyo, Chola Pass and Renjo La pass with the Everest base camp Trek.
In this trek you can enjoy the amazing view of many Himalayan giants like Mt. Everest (8848m.), Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam, Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and many more as well as explore the beautiful Gokyo valley which hosts sacred lakes. The rich culture of the Sherpa people, excellent views of the glaciers like Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in Nepal’s Himalayas, beautiful forest with various flora and fauna and wildlife of this trekking trail provides the awesome experience to the visitors. During this trekking trip you cross the two high passes Chola and Renjo La pass which offers the fantastic view of the surrounding high peaks, remote valleys and beautiful view of glaciers. You can also get insight into the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people who are famous for mountaineering enjoying their friendly behavior.
Everest Gokyo Trek with two high passes begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is the junction for the Everest region trekking. From Lukla you start our trekking following the Dudh Koshi River valley and pass through the rhododendron and pine forest, Dudh Koshi valley, Sagarmatha national park, waterfalls, beautiful Sherpa villages enjoying the scenery and view of the mountain. Sagarmatha national park is the UNESCO listed heritage site where you can find various flora and fauna and wildlife like snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan thar etc. In this trek you pass through the Chola Pass and the Renjo la pass respectively returning from the upper route from Everest base camp. The best time to go for the Everest Chola, Gokyo, Renjo La Pass Trek is from mid-March to May and September to Mid-December.
Everest base camp (EBC), Cho-la, Gokyo, Renjo-la Pass Trekking Fact
Mode of Trekking: On Tea-House-Lodge basis.
Trekking Grade: moderate to adventurous.
Maximum altitude gain: 5,545m.at Kala Patthar.
Trek duration: 16 days.
Trip duration: 21 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Trip Highlight: The spectacular views from Gokyo Ri and Chhukung Ri, trekking in the rich Buddhist culture, warm-friendly locals,traditional village,land of worlds heritage, high alpine valley’s in the shade of the giant peaks of ‘Mt.Everest’.

Day 01: Arrive in kathmandu and transfer to the hotel by van
Day 02: Rest day In kathmandu or sightseeing In Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Fly to Lukla Trek to Phakding (2640m).
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization./explore around Khumjung Village
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m).
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4343m).
Day 08: Trek to Chhukung (4730m).
Day 09: Rest Day in Chukung
Day 10: Cross Kongma La (5500m.) to Khumbu Glacier Lobuche (4940m)
Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep (5321m.) to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) to Gorakshep.
Day 12: Trek to Kala Pathar (5545m) and trek Dzongla (4843 M)
Day 13: Early morning wake up and start the trek for chola pass (5420m) and trek to Thanga
Day 14: Trek to gokyo lake ( 4750M)
Day 15: Rest day at Gokyo
Day 16: Cross Renjo La Pass (5400m.) Trek to Lunde (4300 m)
Day 17: Trek to Thame (3800m)
Day 18: Trek to Namche ( 3440m
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2840 m.)
Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu
Day 21: Leisure day in Kathmandu.
Day 22: departure.

Day 1 : Arrive in kathmandu (1400 M)

Arrive in Kathmandu airport and we will meet and  transferred to hotel. Evening time explore Thamel yourself and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Tour, Trek Preparation (1400 M)

Take a morning tour of Kathmandu city after breakfast, and see all the main sights of the Kathmandu Valley, including the Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Durbar Square. and discuss about the trekking for any final checks of your trekking equipment and clothing (sleeping bags, jacket, boots etc.).

Day 3 :Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2860 m) 30 min & Trek to Phakding (2610 m)

Trekking distance 8 kms – Approximately 3 Hours walk

Early in the morning transfer to domestic airport to board a flight to Lukla (2860 m) and which takes about 30 minutes. The flight to Lukla will be one of the scenic lifetime experiences as you fly over the majestic rocky spiky mountain.

Note: because of the weather condition there is high chances of cancelling the flight schedule and sometimes need to wait for long hours. Upon arrival at Lukla start trekking until we reach to Phakding. The trail to Phakding lets you discover the green landscape with a scenic view of Kusum Kang Karu Mountain; beautiful Chaurikharka village on the bank of the Dudhkosi River is another highlights. Walking about 3 hours up and down we reach to Phakding in the afternoon. Today is our first day of trekking and we don’t walk much. If you are interested you can explore the village and Monastery in the evening.

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Trekking distance 10.5km approximately 6 Hours walks.

After breakfast start trekking through a beautiful pine forest that leads us along the Dudh Koshi River and Hillary Suspension Bridge to reach to Monjo and starting point of Sagarmatha National Park. Here we stop at check post of TIMS & National Park permit. The trail passes through the Dudh Koshi, Bhote Koshi River, Jorsalle village, Large Dovan and cross one of the highest bridge over the Dudh Kosi River of Everest region and reach to Chautara from where we can see the first glimpse of the Mt. Everest. Further walking about one hour steep up we reach to Namche bazar. Namche bazar is one of the trading points for Sherpa people. It is also ideal market for visitors to purchase traditional crafts. If you missed any trekking gears don’t worry you can buy some trekking gears over here as well. Every Saturday there would be local street market, do not miss if you are there on Saturday.

Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Today is the schedule for acclimatization. However, we do not spend worth less at the lodge. It is highly suggested to climb up and stay overnight at low altitude so our body can adjust the high altitude climate. In the morning visit near by attraction; Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest photo Gallery, which is just 15-minute walking distance from Namche Bazar. From the museum you can have the spectacular picturesque Mountain View and take some photographs. Then start trekking to Everest view hotel passing through Syangboche Airport (3700m), which is situated at the highest altitude, takes about 2 hours. We climb further to reach Mt. Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Kusum Kangkaru, Thamserku, Kongde and many more. Enjoy the spectacular view of mountains including Mt. Everest from the nearest destination then trek back to Namche Bazar.

Day 6: Namche bazar to Tengboche (3870m)

Trekking Distance 10 kms – Approximately 6 Hours walk

Take breakfast early in the morning and start trekking form Namche bazar to Tengboche. On the way trekking trail offers the spectacular majestic views of mountains and natural beauties. The trail passes through Kayangjuma, Sansa and descends about 300m and reach to Dudh Koshi suspension Bridge. After crossing the River the trail is steep up ascend about 500m and we reach on the hilltop called the Tangboche village. Tengboche is a wonderful place for scenic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Ama Dablam and It has the biggest Buddhist monastery (3870m) called Tengboche Monastery. The structure of monastery for the first time was built I in 19 23 AD. In 1934, it was destroyed by earthquake and rebuilt. It was destroyed by fire again in 1989 and rebuilt with the help of volunteers and the provision of foreign aid. Explore the village, local people and the Tangbuche monastery in the evening.

Day 7:  Tengboche to Dingboche (4530 m)

Trekking distance 11kms – Approximately 6 Hours walk

Early in the morning if you are interested visit the Tengboche monastery for pray, ceremony in the principle and popularity of Monastery in Everest region. Try to be there before 7:30am, observe the monks praying and you can also involve therefore pray. After breakfast trek from Tengboche to Dingboche, also known as Summer Valley, which will take approximately 6 hours. At first we trek via Debuche, cross bridge over Imja Khola and trek along the beautiful green fields, protected lands & the village of Pangboche (3900m). The trail is step up for entire day to reach to Dingboche. The village of Somare (4010m) and Orsho are on the way and offer the excellent view of Mt. Ama Dablam along the trail. We descend to the river and follow the steep up trail to reach the Dingboche via north face of the Pheriche village. Trekking about 3 hours from Pangboche we reach to the Dingboche village.

Day 08: Dingboche to  Chukung  (4700m.)

Trekking distance 5 kms – Approximately 4 Hours walk 

Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization with only two hours of walk. We will have trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley. We get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse massif south wall.

Day 9 :Rest day in Chukung 

As per the recommendation of trekking experts, we must acclimatize at Chukung as we are going to cross Kongma La pass. The view from Chukung and further up the valley on the moraines towards Island Peak is tremendous. We also get opportunity to climb the Chukung Ri or climb the Island Base Camp.

Day 10: Cross Kongma La (5500m.) to Khumbu Glacier Lobuche (4940m)

Trekking distance — Kms / Approximately 8 Hours

This day is difficult as we cross Kongma La pass. At first we walk in the plain area in the valley and then ascend the steep path to the Kongma La pass amid the crags of this outlying ridge from nearby Nuptse. From the pass we descend steeply to the Khumbu Glacier. We cross the glacier and head to Lobuche.

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5180m) Hike to Everest Base, Camp (5364m) & back to Gorak Shep

Trekking distance 15Kms / Approximately 8 Hours

Trekking to Gorak Shep passes through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier with the witness of north ridge of Mt Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur and Mt. Nuptse and surrounding peaks. Trekking after approximately 3 hours from Lobuche, we will reach at Gorak Shep. Take Lunch at Gorakshep and have rest for a while. Gorakshep is the last place where you stay . From Gorak Shep continue trekking to reach Everest Base Camp, which is one of the ultimate destinations of our trekking and will take approximately another 3 hours. On the way we pass through the large icefall and glacier and after walking one and half hour we see the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. Hiking through the trail with several ups and downs in the high altitude, we explore the lovely and vibrant beautiful views of Snowcapped Mountains and icefall glacier. When we reach to EBC we will enjoy the natural magnificence of Khumbu Glacier and icefall, people staying in the tented camp and some of enthusiastic mountain climber doing the preparation for Everest expedition. We will spend some time at the base camp enjoying the Himalayan beauty and capturing the majestic views in our cameras. Then trek back to Gorakshep. Get ready for tomorrow as we wake up early in the morning for sunrise views from Kala Patthar.

Day 12: Hike up  to Kala Pattar (5545m) for sunrise, descend to Gorak Shep & Dzongla (4843 m)

Today is the toughest day for us of entire trekking. We wake up at 4am in the morning and start hike to Kalapathar for spectacular sunrise view and massif of mountains. It will take 2-3 hours to reach to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep. A long but truly an exciting and adventurous hiking will finally land us in Kala Patthar & explore majestic views of mountains such as Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Lola peak, Khumbutse peak (6640m), Baruche (7129m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Kangtega (6685m), Thamserku (6608m), Lotse (8516) and it’s range, and last one on the far right hand corner is the Tibetan ranges. We will enjoy the panoramic views of Himalayas and capture the moments in our cameras. This moment is one of the unforgettable alive memories for the rest of our lifetime. Remember you might feel very cold and lack of oxygen, water bottle might get frozen, mobile and camera might not work. Do not forget to get thick warm clothes and protective equipment such warm cap and gloves. We don’t stay at Kala Patthar for long as it is freezing weather. We spend about half an hour and capture all the memories in our camera as photo and video then descend back to Gorek Shep, breakfast and then trek to Dzongla via Lobuche We can enjoy the magnificent views of Thamserku, Ama Dablam and Kangtega on the way ahead.

Day 13: Hike up to Cho La pass (5420 m) and trek down  to Thangna (4650 m)

Trekking distance 13 Kms / Approximately 7 Hours

This day at first we walk on the flagstone path for some time passing through arid valley. Then we ascend in the steep path to Chola pass in the icy trails along Chola glacier. After we reach Chola pass we descend down on another side through the stony path until we reach Phedi. From there we climb down up to Thangna. It is a small village with few lodges and tea shops. You can catch a glimpse of Machhermo peak and some others.

Day 14 : Thangna to Gokyo Lake (4750 m )

Trekking distance 8 Kms / Approximately 4 Hours

We walk along the glacier route until we reach first Lake of Gokyo. The trek is easier over flat path following Dudh Koshi River up to Gokyo. It is a windy valley and situated near the third lake. At Gokyo you are stunned by the natural beauty of Dudh Pokhari Lake.

Day 15: Rest day at Gokyo

This day early in the morning we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5350m) – ample rewards to ones that attempt this trip. There are stunning views of the Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8201m) and Gychung Kang (7922m). This day we have for acclimatization, back to the camp in the afternoon and have some tea and biscuits. Hiking up the valley to see the fourth and fifth lakes is great as well.

Day 16: Cross Renjo La Pass (5400m.)and trek to Lunde

Trekking distance —— Kms Approximately 6 Hours

This day early in the morning we cross the Renjo La pass. From the pass, we can see the views of Everest, Lhotse and surrounding mountains. We also see the beautiful scenery of the Gokyo Lake and Gokyo village below the Ngozumpa glacier. From the pass we descend down on a stone staircase to Lunde where we stay overnight.

Day 17: Lunde to Thame

Trekking distance —— Kms Approximately 5 Hours

This day we trek down to Thame, a sprawling village. From Thame we can see the stunning views of the mountains like Thamserku, Kantenga, Kusum Kangguru etc. here you can explore the village and visit monastery established around 300 years ago.

Day 18: Thame to Namche

Trekking distance —— Kms Approximately 6 Hours

Today, we begin our walking in the flat trail and then descending to Thamo. In Thamo you can visit the Khari Gompa where you find Nuns and Monks. Then we head to Namche bazaar.

Day 19 : Namche Bazzar to Lukla

Trekking distance 15 Kms / Approximately 8 Hours

Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town.

Day 20: Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu (1310m) 35 min flight

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu will take 30 minutes of amazing scenic mountain flight lands you in the domestic terminal of the airport. Up on arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel and in the afternoon enjoys as leisure. Remember there is high chance of cancelling flight because of the weather condition. We do have some evidence trekkers had to stay for 3 days because of the weather condition. So be prepared and make one leisure day in Kathmandu so that you can be safe.

Day 21: Leisure day in Kathmandu

It’s also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. Remember, there are high chances of cancelling flights because of weather condition in Lukla. You have option to stroll around the local tourist market in Kathmandu to observe the living style of local people in Kathmandu valley. You can observe the traditional houses, arts and crafts, local people selling clothes, fruits and vegetable around Indrachook and Ashanon located on the North Part of the Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 22: Departure

Transfer to the airport by private vehicle according to your flight schedule.

​Includes

  • All airport and hotel transfer by private car/coach (Depends on group size)
  • Kathmandu  hotel accommodation at 3 star category in the city of Kathmandu on the basis of B/B plan.
  • Highly experienced English speaking Himalayan trekking guide for Whole Nepal trip
  •  Necessary Porters salary / accommodation / insurance (one porter for two person).
  • Tea house/Lodge accommodation with full board meal during  trek.
  • Round Airfare (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) including airport taxes.
  • Guide air fare (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) including airport taxes.
  • All the necessary paper works and national park entry fees. (Trekking permit / TIMS card etc.)
  • Provide trekking maps,
  • All the government taxes and company service charge
  • Nepali food farewell dinner party.

Exclude

  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival {bring 4 copies passport size picture too}
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottle mineral water, soft drinks and snack foods commutations
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur and strongly recommend international Travel insurance which included rescue
  • Extra porter for the personal day bag pack
  • Riding horse along the trek
  • Extra cost on natural disaster
  • Helicopter charter and all accommodation on flight cancellation due to bad weather
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu  City
  • City tour ( Vehicle and Entry fee) If you are interesting we can manage it
  • Tips to trekking crews ( Guide and Porter )