Three Pass Trek

Three pass trek – a complete high altitude route in Everest

Three pass trek – Seven superb destination over 5000 meters: Renjo la, Chola, Kongmala, Gokyo ri, Kalapathar, EBC and Chukung Ri in one trip – a truly Himalayan traverse

The three pass trek offers the ultimate and complete trekking experience in the Everest region. Truly a traverse strenuous itinerary fits best to the ambitions trekkers intent on crossing the high altitude passes with the hike to the smaller peaks without the commitment to any technical climbing skills – purely a challenging trekking holidays in the Himalayas . This Everest three passes and peak trip is a physically demanding trekking adventure which crosses 3 high passes linking the four distinct valleys of Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu and Imja tse. Crossing the rugged high passes of Renjo la (5388 m), Cho La (5380 m) and Kongma La (5535 m) with climbing of the three peaks of Gokyo Ri (5483 m), Kalapathar (5545m) and Chukung (5550 m) and the hike to Everest base camp makes this 3 pass trek the incomparable and unforgettable trekking experience in Nepal.

Three pass trekking – traverse over Renjo, Chola and Kongmala 

Your adventure to three pass trek begin with an exciting flight to STOL airport at Lukla. We spend two nights at Namche for proper acclimation before heading to the less trodden trail towards the Thame and Lungden close the Tibet boarder. The Renjo la crossing is a tough but you get rewarded with stunning view of parades of Himalayan giants including Mt. Everest with pristine Gokyo lakes at single frame. We climb the Gokyo ri, the first of the our three peaks on our list to climb. We hike on the largest Ngonumpa glacier before crossing the Chola Pass. We join the popular Khumbu valley trekking route to hike the Kalapathar peak and to explore the Everest base camp. We trek to Chukung from Lobuche crossing the Kongmala pass the last pass in our trip another tough but a rewarding day. From Chukung we climb our third peak: Chukung Ri a great hiking to the top with stunning view of Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu.

We trek down to Lukla via Thyangboche monastery making big circle to complete the 3 passes and peaks trip accompanied by the hundred of memories and huge sense of achievement. Our recommendation: If you are having problem in selecting the strenuous trekking in the Himalayas, then look no further book this three pass trek in Nepal as it covers all the highlights which Everest region has to offer.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:
    Arrival in Kathmandu / welcome dinner / stay at hotel in Thamel
  • Day 02:
    Cultural Tour / Preparation for the trek
  • Day 03:
    Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2850) to start the Everest 3 pass trek
  • Day 04:
    Trek to Namche (3440m)
  • Day 05:
    Acclimatization rest day
  • Day 06:
    Trek to Thame
  • Day 07:
    Trek to Lungden
  • Day 08:
    Exploration day at Lungden
  • Day 09:
    Trek to Gokyo
  • Day 10:
    Exploration to Gokyo Ri
  • Day 11:
    Trek to Thangna
  • Day 12:
    Trek to Zhongla via Chola pass
  • Day 13:
    Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
  • Day 14:
    Trek to Gorak Shep and explore Everest base camp (5545m)
  • Day 15:
    Climb Kalapathar and trek to Lobuche
  • Day 16:
    Trek to Chukung crossing the Kongmala
  • Day 17:
    Climb the Chukung ri and explore the valley
  • Day 18:
    Trek down to Pangboche
  • Day 19:
    Trek back to Namche
  • Day 20:
    Trek back to Lukla to end the Everest 3 passes and 3 peaks trek
  • Day 21:
    Fly to Kathmandu after the Everest 3 passes and peaks trip
  • Day 22:
    Rest and exploration day in Kathmandu
  • Day 23:
    Three passes trek in Nepal end / airport transfers

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