The Everest three passes treks is a rare and challenging trek in Everest trekking region of Nepal. You get to cross three different passes, Renjo La at 5360m, Cho La at 5420m and Kongma La at 5535m, in a single trekking trail.
Beside these high passes, the trek offers the glimpses of spectacular landscapes in the Himalaya along with culture and tradition of Sherpa people. The trek acts as an aperture to traditional Sherpa villages and ‘gompas’ (monasteries), their mountain Buddhist culture and their sacred peaks and valleys.
The other major highlights of this trek are the Chhukhung valley, Chhukhung Ri peak, Ama Dablam base camp, Everest base camp, Kala Pattar and the Gokyo lakes. Enjoying sublime views from Gokyo Ri peak, you can cross the Renjo La to emerge in the pristine Thame valley which leads to the Nangpa La and Tibet. The trek starts from a 35-minute mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trek goes through Namche, Thame, Renjo La Pass, Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri, Cho La pass, Everest Base Camp, Kala Pathar, Kongma La pass and finally Chhukhung. Then the trek descends downhill to Dingboche, Tengboche, Namche and finally Lukla from where you’ll fly back to Kathmandu. Favoured during the spring and autumn, the Everest three passes trek gives you an ultimate experience of the Himalayan Range.
We will take a flight from Kathmandu (1350m) to Lukla (2840m) and then trek for 3 hours to Phakding(2610m).
After trekking for 4 to 5 hours from Phakding we will reach Namche (3440m).
At Namche, we will rest and gather our energy to continue our trek. We will visit the view point and some monasteries and museums.
From Namche we will trek for about 6 to 7 hours and reach Thame (3820m).
From Thame we will trek for about 4 to 5 hours to Lumde (4368m).
From Lumde we will head towards Rengola pass (5360m) and then to Gokyo (4790m), which will take around 9 to 10 hours in total.
From Gokyo we will visit the 5th lake and by returning back to Gokyo, we will trek to Thangnak (4700m).
From Thangnak we will head towards Cholapass (5420m) and then to Dzongla (4830m), which will take around 8 to 9 hours.
From Dzongla we will trek for 6 to 7 hours and reach Gorakshep(5140m).
From Gorakshep we will visit the Everest Base Camp and then head towards Lobuche (4910m).
From Lobuche we will head towards Kongma La pass (5535m) and then to Chhukhung(4730m). The duration of the entire trek on the 13th will be around 9 to 10 hours.
From Chhukhung we will trek for about 6 to 7 hours towards Tengboche (3860m).
From Tengboche we will trek further for 6 to 7 hours and reach Monjo (2835m).
From Monjo we will head back to Lukla (2840m), which will take another 6 to 7 hours.
We will take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
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