Everest Adventure Three Passes Trekking

“Traversing High passes of Khumbu over Kongma-la, Tsho-la."

Everest Adventure Three Passes Trekking

Everest adventure three passes trekking “Khumbu Three Passes” leading you to fascinating and hidden areas of high Khumbu and Everest trekking region.

Everest adventure three passses treks starting with a panoramic flight to Lukla and heading higher to upper Khumbu with daily views of snow capped peaks in the cool shade of beautiful alpine woodlands.

For safe and enjoyable adventure Khumbu Three Passes, Nepal Adventure Team allows ample rest day for acclimatization on route trekking before heading higher elevation. Everest adventure three passes trekking offers high lush valleys of the Khumbu with time to explore villages and monasteries and to experience the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people.

As the walk progress visiting traditional villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Thyangboche monastery and towards the high pass of Kongma-la and to Everest base camp with the highest spot at Kalapatthar 5,545 m, we head towards picturesque Gokyo Lake via Cho-la pass.

Return journey on the downhill first and then short uphill walk all the way to Lukla where this magnificent adventure Khumbu Three Passes concludes. A sweeping scenic flight brings you back to Kathmandu after an amazing adventure and great service of Nepal Adventure Team and its cheerful guides and porters.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Preparation day in Kathmandu

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hours.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hours.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05 hours.

Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 09: Trek to Chhukung 4,750m – 04 hours

Day 10: Trek to Kongmo-la 5,535m and to Lobuche 4,928m – 08 hours.

Day 11: Trek to Gorakhshep 5,160m & visit to Everest base camp (5320m/17450ft) 5 hrs and back to Gorakhshep for overnight.

Day 12: Early hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m/18 and walk to Dzongla 4,830m – 06 hours.

Day 13: Dzonglatp Cho-la pass 5,367m/17604ft, walk down to Thanknak 4,750m – 07 hours.

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo 4,750 m/15, 580ft, climb to Gokyo Ri 5357m/ 17570ft – 06 hrs

Day 15: At Gokyo rest to visit fifth lake – 05 hrs round trip.

Day 16: Gokyo to Renjo-la 5360m/17585ft, and descend to Marlung 4,210m – 07 hrs.

Day 17: Marlung to Namche 3,440m -06 hrs.

Day 18: Trek to Phakding 2,652m -05 hrs.

Day 19: Trek to Lukla 2,800m – 04 hrs.

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Day 21: International departure for home ward bound.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport terminal Sherpa Royal Trek & Expedition staff and guide will receive you with a warm welcome and then transfer to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu around the interesting area of Thamel. After refreshment our guide or team leader will brief with information regarding hotels, Nepalese culture, tours and trek to Khumbu Three Passes with welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant and folk cultural program.

Day 02 : Preparation day in Kathmandu
We separate this day for the preparation of the entire journey. You will be informed of all the trekking plans and the packing lists, what you can expect and how it can be more interesting. This day can be important to most of the people before beginning the journey. Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu is optional when if intended, you can visit a number of world heritage listed places .

Day 03 : Fly to Lukla 2,830m & trek to Phakding 2,640m – 04 hrs.
Starting early on having or with pack breakfast, heading towards Kathmandu domestic air terminal for a short scenic flight to Lukla in a smaller plane, on 35 minutes airborne incredible views of snow capped mountains range with glimpse of Everest as the plane lands at Lukla amazing airstrip. From Lukla after a refreshing break follow our expert guide as the walk leads downhill and on gradual winding trail passing several nice Sherpa traditional villages with cheerful smiles to reach our first overnight stop at Phakding village by the glacial river Dudh Kosi.

Day 04 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m – 05 hours.
After an enjoyable fist day trek, this morning walk is pleasant through beautiful alpine woodland of pines and rhododendron trees with views of snow capped peaks, walk leads following the river upstream crossing several bridges and enter the Sagarmatha National Park entrance at Monjo, this park listed as highest park and within world heritage sites. As the walk progress after the last high bridge and uphill haul all the way to Namche Bazaar, a wonderful town-village where the colorful houses serving as hotels and lodge set in a U shape. In Namche Bazaar the last place with modern facilities of ATM, Banks, post office, Cyber Café, Trekking / Climbing shops and stores with many café, bakeries and restaurants with great views of Kwangde peaks towards south.

Day 05 : Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Namche Bazaar an ideal spot for rest day and acclimatization at 3,440 meters high before heading higher elevation. Morning after breakfast take short walk to the top of Namche at Park headquarter area with a museum full of information regarding Khumbu / Everest area of Sherpa religions, culture, history, mountaineering to flora and flora. This wonderful spot offers stunning views of Amadablam, Tharmasarku, Kangtenga, Kwangde, Khumbi-la with Mt. Everest and Lhotse towards North, after an impressive morning head back to lodge for lunch with afternoon free to relax and catch up with the dairy and browse around the bazaar.

Day 06 : Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m – 05 hours.
After a pleasant time with rest day in Namche, morning trek leads up for a short while and following a nice winding trail into rhododendron and pine trees with the fabulous views of Amadablam one of the most beautiful peak in all Himalaya. This nice walk offers great views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamasarku and Kwangde peak the path descends to Imjatse River reaching at Phunge Tenga, a small place with few tea shops, a favorite lunch stop place. After a nice break, our second half of the journey leads with an uphill through a pristine forest to Thyangboche Monastery. A scenic spot with amazing views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwangde with Mt. Everest, Thyangboche a holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides in this monastery, where trekkers and mountaineers visits to get blessed from the priest for safe trek and expeditions.

Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche 4,260m – 05 hours.
With morning panorama, after breakfast beginning with a downhill walk through lovely rhododendron and pines forest, a nice pleasant trek leading to a bridge over Imja Khola. From here a moderate climb to reach at Pangboche village with houses built of stones, this is the last permanent village before Everest Base Camp. From here on leaving the tree lines behind for short rhododendron and juniper bushes. Walk leads slowly to an exposed area with super views of Mt. Amadablam at close distance, after a nice day trek reaching at Dingboche for overnight stop.

Day 08 : Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Sherpa Royal Trek & Expedition provides another rest day at Dingboche for safe and enjoyable trekking; as the altitude gains rapidly from here onwards having a rest day here helps to acclimatize well to reach Everest Base Camp safe and sound. Dingboche offers stunning views North Face of Amadablam, Island or Imjatse Peak, Nuptse and Lhotse mountains, a short high climb on the ridge provides views of world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu and Amphu Labtsa peak.

Day 09 : Trek to Chhukung 4,750m – 04 hours
From Dingboche a short day to Chhukung heading east to the last settlement of Khumbu and at Imjatse valley rim with mindboggling sceneries of surrounding high snow capped mountains with Mt. Makalu towards east. At Chhukung afternoon free or hike to Chhukung Ri for more super views of the mountains and preparation for next early morning adventure towards Kongma-la pass.

Day 10 : Trek to Kongmo-la 5,535m and to Lobuche 4,928m – 08 hours.
After wonderful break in Chhukung, a Big Day! Starting early morning before dawn walk follows an uphill path for an hour leadings to icy path, from here onwards walking on rocky trail beneath Kongma-la and its peak Kongma or Mehra, after a good rest traverse the Kongma-la pass at 5,535 m / 18,159 ft enclosed between the great Nuptse wall, Mehara and Pokalde peaks, after a vigorous climb heading towards Khumbu glacier and moraine one has to be careful here on the misleading after descending the walk leads on the path to a short steep climb up to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier to reach at Lobuche for overnight stop in the comfort of a cozy lodge after great full day walk.

Day 11 : Trek to Gorakhshep 5,160m & visit to Everest base camp (5320m/17450ft) 5 hrs and back to Gorakhshep for overnight.
Starting the morning with a gentle walk could be hard due to high altitude gain with views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest, after 2 hours of strenuous walk reaching at Gorakshep after walking on moraine and icy trails.
Gorakshep with 4-5 nice lodges and the last place with lodge facilities before Everest Base Camp; with a break here journey continues to Everest Base Camp walking over moraine overlooking at Khumbu Icefall, slowly the walk leads to our main highlight and destination of this adventure at Everest Base Camp.
Enjoying incredible moment for an hour at base camp, return journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop after achieving high lights of the trip.

Day 12 : Early hike to Kalapatthar 5,545m/18 and walk to Dzongla 4,830m – 06 hours.
Starting early to reach our next highlight and the highest point of the adventure with a steep climb for 2 hours to Kalapatthar hill top, a black rocky ridge at 5,545 meters high, offering awesome panorama of surrounding high giant peaks with Mt. Everest at stone throw distance towards East.
After an incredible moment and amazing feeling with high spirit head back to Gorakshep and continue trek downhill to reach at the base of Cho-la pass in Dzongla for overnight stop.
Dzongla a temporary settlement with few Teahouses / Lodge with grand views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks.

Day 13 : Dzonglatp Cho-la pass 5,367m/17604ft, walk down to Thanknak 4,750m – 07 hours.
Another Big Day! morning cross the high Tsho-la pass ( Chola) after an early breakfast following the path leading to a steep up and then crossing the glacier on the eastern side.
The top of the pass at an altitude of 5,367m and sometimes it will be quite challenging to traverse (in snow conditions), from the top it offers awesome views of giant mountains and of Cholatse Glacier then making descend carefully to Thanknak for overnight stop after a hard and steady climb over the second pass of this adventure.
Thanknak at 4,750m a small isolated spot with few Teahouses / Lodge which is just 2-3 hours away from Gokyo Lake.

Day 14 : Trek to Gokyo 4,750m/15, 580ft, climb to Gokyo Ri 5357m/ 17570ft – 06 hrs
After a great time crossing Cho-la pass this morning an easy walk following the main Gokyo trail through Na a small hamlet at the foot of the Ngozumba glacier. Slowly and gradually journey leads to Gokyo Lake following a scenic trail, then climbing a rocky path into ablation valley passing the first lake and the second lake, reaching the third lake known as Dudh Pokhari the bank of the shore is summer settlement of Gokyo at 4,790 meters.
After lunch free for hike to Gokyo Ri at 5,357m another highlight of this adventure, Gokyo Ri offers breathtaking scenery panorama of world’s highest peak from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and to the east Mt. Makalu.
After a grand vista descend to Gokyo and marvel the surrounding awesome views.

Day 15 : At Gokyo rest to visit fifth lake – 05 hrs round trip.
An optional excursion and hike to Gokyo 5th Lake a 5 hours of round trip, requires pack lunch as the walk leads towards North in complete wilderness through glaciers and moraine rocky path heading towards at the base of Cho-Oyu world 6th highest mountain straddles the border with Nepal / Tibet. On reaching the 5th lake enjoy the grand views of Mt. Everest, Changtse and towering ice wall of Cho-Oyu.
After a great hike return back to Gokyo with afternoon free and preparation for the last traverse and crossing of Renjo-la.

Day 16 : Gokyo to Renjo-la 5360m/17585ft, and descend to Marlung 4,210m – 07 hrs.
Last Big Day! of this awesome adventure, starting at the break of dawn leaving Gokyo early towards the last pass of this high adventure, walk follows the path at the end of Gokyo Lake, the route to the pass offers marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche, and then crossing Renjo La pass at 5,465 m / 17,929 ft, one of the most difficult section of this adventure, on reaching the top with breathtaking panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high surrounding peaks, after enjoying the views.
After a pleasant break walk follows leading to frozen ponds beneath Renjo La pass, and then a long descend reaching a small settlement at Lungdeng which is near to Nangpa-la pass towards Tibet.
Walk continues to reach Marlung village for overnight stop above Bhote Koshi River up streams.

Day 17 : Marlung to Namche 3,440m -06 hrs.
An easy trek after a long hard walk of previous day and achieving our goal crossing all three great high passes of Khumbu, from Marlung our route leads visiting villages of Thyangmoche and Hungmo, and then walk through several scattered Sheppard’s huts and Yak grazing pasture as the path leads near Thamey area.
After reaching outskirt of Thamey village near Mende with short uphill and gradual walk to Thamo with hydro power of Namche and other Khumbu villages, a good walk leads back into green woodland of tall pines and rhododendron tree lines as the path approach to our overnight stop at Namche Bazaar.

Day 18 : Trek to Phakding 2,652m -05 hrs.
Retrace the journey back to Monjo near the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit, walk leads downhill to Dudh Kosi River through Jorsalle to reach a pleasant nice village at Monjo, from here crossing the longest bridge of the region and then few hours of nice pleasant walk brings you back at Phakding for overnight stop.

Day 19 : Trek to Lukla 2,800m – 04 hrs.
A pleasant and relaxing walk enjoying the surrounding scenery as the trail leads back to Lukla on this last day walk of this fabulous adventure, just few small short uphill climb brings you back to Lukla for last overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest and farewell to our loyal and friendly porters.

Day 20 : Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Flight starts early morning, transfer to Tenzing and Hillary air terminal at Lukla airport on boarding the plane a sweeping flight of 35 minutes brings you back in Kathmandu and then transfer to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure. Farewell dinner will be served in the night time with music and dance.

Day 21 : International departure for home ward bound.
Your last day in amazing Nepal as per international flight time our staff will transfer you to international airport for your flight back home or to next port of call, after a great and enjoyable adventure to Khumbu Three Passes with outmost grand service of Sherpa Royal Trek & Expedition and its cheerful and friendly guides and porters.

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup and drop by car
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant
  • Kathmandu to Lukla – Kathmandu by flight
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu & 17nights teahouse lodge during the trek
  • Breakfast at Kathmandu Hotel
  • 18 days full meal board, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea / coffee in cup
  • An experience trekking guide, Sherpa/porters and their salary, insurance, equipment, food & lodge,flights.
  • All required permits
  • Route maps and t-shirt
  • First aid medical kit
  • All government taxes

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal visa fee
  • International flight ( airfare)
  • Sightseeing fee
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Personal expenses as phone bill, chocolate, bakery & cake, battery charge, laundry, hot shower and extra porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Tips to guide & porters

 Trip Note

The groups safety is very important for us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The leader will try to ensure the trip runs as planned, but please be prepared to be flexible just in case.

The whole trip is customizable so as to fit your requirements. Please contact us for further info.

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