Everest three passes trek
This trek combines a chance to visit Everest Base Camp with a chance to get off the beaten track and see some of the amazing backcountry of the Khumbu Region. It’s a challenging route crossing three high altitude passes but with views of 4 of 10 of the world’s tallest mountains its well worth the effort. Like the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek the route starts from Lukla and only diverges after Namche. Leaving Namche one treks up the canyon of the Bhote Koshi for several days before crossing the Renjo La pass at 5360m and heading into the Gokyo Valley. Great views are obtained from the top of Renjo La and Gokyo Ri of Cho Oyu 8,201m, Makalu 8,463m, Lhotse 8,516 m and Everest 8,850m. After crossing the first pass rest at Gokyo and take in the iconic views of mount Pharilapche 6017m as it raises above the milky blue lake of Dudh Pokhari. We leave Gokyo heading down the Ngozumpa Glacier which at 36km is one of the largest in the Himalayas. We head over Cho La 5400m with great views of Ana Dablum before making our way to Gorekshep and Everest Base Camp. Once again the route diverges from the main route and head over Kongma La 5535m. The pass provides fantastic views of Cholatse, Pokalde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu and Ama Dablam. We cross the pass and descend into the valley of the Niyang Khola where we stop at Chukkung which is the jump off point for climbs to Island Peak. The rest of the route follows the traditional descent back to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche Bazaar.
Departure TimeAny time
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeTrekking ecuipment
IncludedAll taxes and official expensesBasic guesthouse accommodationBreakfast, Lunch, DinnerDeparture TaxesDomestic flightsHotelLocal staff and portersPermits and TIMS permitPersonal Guide
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu City Tour
Day 3: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Monjo 2,835 m.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,400 m.
Day 5: Acclimatization day
Day 6: Trek to Thame 3,844 m.
Day 7: Acclimatization day
Day 8: Trek to Lungden 4,380 m.
Day 9: Trek to Renjo La Base Camp 4,900 m.
Day 10: Cross the Renjo La 5,388 m. to Gokyo Lakes 4,790 m.
Day 11: Acclimatization day
Day 12: Climb Gokyo Ri 5,357 m. Trek to Dragnag 4,700 m.
Day 13: Cross Cho La 5,380 m. to Dzongla 4,830 m.
Day 14: Trek to Lobuce 4,910 m.
Day 15: Trek to Gorak Shrep 5,220 m. Climb Kala Pattar 5,545 m.
Day 16: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,350 m.
Day 17: Trek to Lobuce
Day 18: Cross Kongma La 5,535 m. to Chukkung 4,720 m.
Day 19: Climb Chukkung Ri 5,550 m. Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m.
Day 20: Trek to Kyangjuma 3,550 m.
Day 21: Trek to Phakding 2,610 m.
Day 22: Trek to Lukla 2,840 m.
Day 23: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 24: Departure Day