Everest Three Passes Trek

22 Days
6 Reviews in TripAdvisor Recommended by 99%
  • English, Chinese, French
  • Kathmandu
  • 2-16
  • 5545 M
  • Hotel & Guesthouse
  • March to May & Sep to Dec

Everest Three Passes Trek Overview

Embark on an epic journey through the Everest Region, where you can explore and challenge yourself on the epic adventure “ Everest Three Passes Trek: Kongma La Pass (5535m), Cho La Pass (5429m) and Renjo La Pass (5349m). Each summit presents a unique taste of your resilience and rewards you with panoramic views of snowcapped giants. Get ready to witness the unmatched beauty of Everest base camp, and the authentic culture of Sherpa and learn the rhythm of life by connecting to the mountains.

During this 22-day adventure, you will connect with the Everest Three Passes Trek in the Everest region, Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass. Stand face to face with the majestic beauty of nature which holds the capacity to swipe you off your feet. Nevertheless, this part of the trek is equally challenging to conquer. Navigating the cold and enchanting terrain of the Himalayas this journey will push your physical and mental boundaries, leaving you invigorated and humbled by the raw beauty of the mountains.

Our adventure begins with the Luka airport. From here a road leads us to the Dudh Koshi River, a constant companion throughout the trek. Continuing the well-established trial we reach the Namcher Bazzar, popularly known as the gateway to the Himalayas. This village gives perfect blends of traditions with modern amenities. As we leave the Namche Bazaar and move forward, the Khamdu Himalayan Unveil their magic.

Every step carries significance, demanding respect and caution as we navigate shifting ice, rocks, and landscapes.  Ascending towards Gokyo Valley, it reveals beautiful views of clear sky, lush meadows, and snowcapped peaks. A valley nested beside the beautiful lake. The adventure continues with the jaw-dropping views towering over the landscape at a staggering 8481m of Makalu, the fifth-highest mountain in the world.

Distance and duration

Trekking through Everest Three Passes is one of Nepal’s longest routes, spanning a total distance of 160 -185km. though the trek may seem challenging,  Although the trek sounds daunting the team of tidy Himalayas will guide you till the end. On the 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, covering an Actual distance above 138m you will witness the iconic peaks of the Himalayas. The distance depends upon the route you choose and the side trip you make. Kongma La Pass (5535m) is the highest and most challenging pass among others. Cho La Pass (5420m) offers dramatic views of mesmerizing landscapes. Renjo La Pass (5340m) is the easiest trek above all which gives the most beautiful views of Gokyo Valley.

Unlike the popular Everest Base Camp trek, this Expedition searches deeper into the Everest region. Coping with the sudden change in the atmosphere and ensuring proper acclimatization necessitate more time. The exact duration is determined by the role altitude plays Typically, the expedition spans 16 to 23 days, with 21 days considered the gold standard.

Points of interest and views

Gokyo Lakes Renjo la Pass, Kongma la Pass, and Cho La Pass are known as the Everest base trek or high passes trek in Nepal. Witness the unmatched beauty of the Everest region where the Himalayas like Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu dominate the skyline. Explore the world’s longest glacier and ice falls. 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region offers a stunning glimpse into Buddhist culture and traditions and many more. If you happen to trek during the spring season you might witness the many festivals of Buddhists showcasing colorful costumes, masked dances, and traditional rituals.

Best season to visit three pass treks

Spring( march-may) and Autumn (September –November) are the best seasons for trekking to enjoy the clear views of the sky, lush green forests, and mostly the safe route unlike winter(December-February) and monsoon season where there is a slippery, muddy path, unpredictability of the weather. Accommodates are difficult to get since it’s a peak season. Lodges can get booked up quickly. In winter trials are less crowded, and accommodation can be easily available with lower but the trek is equally challenging during the off-season.

Difficulties of Everest Three Pass Trek

The trek isn’t for the faint of heart; trackers must endure at least four hours of walking. For experts, seven hours of walking per day is recommended, demanding strong willpower and stamina. Be prepared for steep hills and passes that will test your ability and push you to the edge, altitude kicks in adding to the exhaustion. The bottom line is that trekking to three-pass treks isn’t a walk in the park but rather it demands both physical and mental preparations, especially if you’re not experienced. If you are up for the adventure, be ready to endure the cold and harsh wind.

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Permit for Everest Three Pass Trek

To explore the majestic magic of mountains, the permit is mandatory. Especially the Sagarmatha National Park permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality permit. This permit is easily obtained in Kathmandu or at Lukla airport upon arrival.

Travel Insurance

The trip to the Himalayas is not easy, travel insurance will back you up in case of any medical emergencies like escorting you to health care in time of need through a helicopter. Experiencing altitude sickness is normal in higher altitudes but for some people, it requires medical attention. Most of the travel insurance plan covers

Passport loss

Travel Delay

Expenses on medical emergencies

Losses of baggage

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