Often known as one of the most challenging treks in Everest region, Everest three pass trek leads us through the realm of Renjola, Chola and Kongmala high passes all of which are located in Everest Khumbu region. Everest three pass region lies in Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal.
The three passes trek might be strenuous but rewarding. It offers us all the striking views of snow clad mountains and peaks including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Pumori, Nuptse and Thamserku mountains. Three pass trekking trail also progresses through frozen glacier lakes at different regions.
The trek will drive us through various highland villages that are inhabited by ethnic Sherpas who are best known for their bravery and valour. We will get to know the ancient culture, traditions and lifestyle peculiar to the Sherpas.
Everest three pass treks is thus the perfect harmony of cultural trek and natural sightseeing trek route.
Everest high pass trek is not recommended to all. You will require prior trekking experience to venture for the Everest.You should also have a good stamina and sound energy to venture in there . Else , it might drain you out of your energy.. Besides, chances of altitude sickness will always be a potential problem.
We will take a 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to reach the Tenzing Hilary airport. The trail progresses through culturally rich highland villages of Tengboche and Dingboche. We will move through the narrow path stretching through the whitewashed houses and cross the monasteries and Chortens to Gorakshep Lake. We will climb Kongmala pass and reach Everest Base Camp which is located at the base of Mount Everest. We will ascend Chola Pass and travel through Gokyo valley to Ngozumpa Glacier which is the largest glacier system in Khumbu Region.
You will find our representative ready to greet you as soon
as you disembark from the flight. You will be transferred to the hotel where
you will have a brief orientation about the Three Pass trek is provided before
you enjoy the delicious welcome dinner.
Early in the morning, we will take the light
breakfast and head out for half day guided city tour during which we will
explore the sites enlisted by UNESCO , namely Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath,
Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. On our way back, we will prepare for Three Pass Trek that
begins on the next day.
We will take an early morning Kathmandu Lukla
flight from domestic airport in Kathmandu. It takes 35 minutes of flight over
mountains, terraces, river and forest to reach Tenzing Hilary Airport at Lukla.
Disembarking at the airport, we will walk for three hours through rocky terrain
lined with prayer rocks to Bhaisekharka which leads us further to Phakding where
we will stay overnight.
The trail progresses through the dense thickets of pine woods. We will walk along the trail to the suspension bridge over Dudh Kosi River. Crossing the river, we will move in and out of small but culturally rich Sherpa villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo and Jorsale to reach Namche Bazaar .It is the trade center and also the gateway to Everest Khumbu Region.
Once you reach Namche Bazaa, you will experience
a sharp increase in the altitude. Giving ourselves some time for restfulness will
reduce the possibility of high altitude sickness. We will explore the market
area of Namche Bazaar and also visit nearby Khunde village.
Leaving Namche Bazaar early in the morning, we will traverse
the forest of rhododendron and juniper and take the descending trail to
Kayangjuma. We will walk along small Sherpa settlement at Sansa to forest from
where we will head to Dudh Koshi River. We will cross Dudh Koshi River over
suspension bridge and reach Phuki Thengna .It is from here that we will take the ascending trail to Tengboche
We will wake up early in the morning and head to
the top of ridge that allows striking views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Everest
Mountains. Returning back, we will pay visit to Tengboche Monastery which is
the largest Buddhist Monastery in Khumbu Region. We will pass through the
settlement at Pheriche and lower down to Lobuche River from where we will
follow the steep path uphill to Dingboche
Give, that we are up for a challenging trek, we will
need to allocate some days for leisure so that we will not drain out of our energy. We will explore to
the nearby ridge and enjoy the striking views of soaring Makalu, Lhotse and Cho
Oyu Mountains. The ridge also offers views of Imja valley and Lobuche and
The trek initiates through crop fields. We will
climb to Imja Khola Valley which offers views of Lhotse and Ama Dablam
mountains. Our trail continues through Bibre to the scattered settlement of yak
herders. Walking further, we will reach Chhukung that offers striking view of
Imja Tse which is also known as Island Peak.
As we mosve past Bibre, we will climb all the
way to Niyang Khola Valley. We will head east and cross the gorge with frozen
lakes to reach Kongma La Pass. Enjoying the views of mountains in Nepal and
Tibet from Kongnma La Pass, we will lower down to Khumbu Glacier. We will head
north and trek to Lobuche which leads us further to Gorakshep.
We will explore the Gorakshep Lake which is the lake of
freezing water. Walking past the Indian Army Mountaineers; Memorials, we will
reach Everest Base Camp that offers striking views of Nuptse, Khumbutse and
Pumori Mountains. We will return back from Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep where
we will stay overnight.
From Gorakshep, we will return back to Lobuche. Walking
further, we will reach the river bank. We will cross the river and take the
ascending trail to the top of ridge. The ridge offers striking views of Ama
Dablam and Thamserku Mountains. Continuing further, we will reach Cholatse
Lake. The trail goes through few ups and downs to reach a bridge. We will cross
the bridge to reach Dzongla.
We will get the striking view of Cholatse Mountain from the
hilltop of Dzongla and head west before descending to the gorge. We will climb
the gorge and reach the vantage point which offers views of Ama Dablam and
Cholatse Mountains. We will climb Cho La Pass the summit of which offers
panoramic views of several mountains and peaks in Nepal. We will follow the
rocky path to Thangnak.
We will follow the rocky path that offers striking views of
mountains and valleys. We will reach Ngozumpa Glacier which is the longest
glacier system in Nepal. We will cross the Ngozumpa glacier and reach third
Gokyo lake which is located on the verge of Gokyo Village.
This is spare day which makes us sure that the
trek goes as per schedule even if it is marred by some unforeseen
circumstances. We will visit the fourth and fifth lakes on this day. There are
total 6 lakes in Gokyo Valley. We can also climb the Gokyo Ri Peak.
We will head west from the Gokyo Valley and walk to base of
Renjo La pass. Renjo La is the high pass located at 5411m. We will enjoy the
gratifying views of mountains and peaks in Nepal and Tibet. We will enjoy the
view of Kyajo Ri from the western section of Renjo La and reach Lungden where
we will stay overnight.
Strolling along the rocky
path , we will walk along the river. We will reach Sherpa village of Thamel. It
is a very pleasant opportunity for us to get acquainted with local culture, traditions
and ways of living. We will also visit the monastery in Thame village.
From Thamel Village, we will return back to
Namche Bazaar. We will cross Dudh Koshi River and move through Sagarmatha
National Park to Manjo Village. The entrance of Sagarmatha National park exists
at Monjo village.
5hours of trek through forest of blooming rhododendron and few
Sherpa settlements will lead us to Dudh Koshi River. We will climb to Chheplung
and walk further to Lukla where we will stay overnight.
We will take 35minutes of scenic Lukla Kathmandu flight. We
will return back to hotel in Kathmandu to relish our seucessful
This is a bonus day. You can either take rest or
enjoy shopping in Thamel where you can buy curio goods and artifacts that can
be given as token of love to your near and dear ones.
In the last moment of the trek you will get some
help from our representative to take you to the International Airport.It
is from here that you will move to your next destination.