Everest 3 passes trekking
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 in Nepal offers the ultimate and complete trekking experience in the Everest region. Truly a strenuous itinerary fits best to the experienced trekkers intent on crossing the high altitude passes with the hike to the smaller peaks to explore the Himalayan wonders. Definitely no commitment or requirement of any climbing skills, thus purely a challenging trekking adventure in Nepal. Obviously it 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) along with the hike to Everest base camp  makes this 3 pass trek the incomparable and unforgettable trekking experience in Nepal.
3 Traverses of Renjo, Chola and Kongmala
Your adventure to three passes trek in Everest begin with an exciting flight to STOL airport at Lukla. We spend two nights at Namche for proper acclimation. Later on we hike 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. From the pass you can get the 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. Later on we hike on the largest Ngonumpa glacier before crossing the Chola Pass. Ultimately we join the popular Khumbu valley trekking route to hike the Kalapathar peak and to explore the Everest base camp.
Further more we trek to Chukung from Lobuche crossing the Kongmala the less trodden and tough pass but very rewarding. From Chukung we climb our third peak: Chukung Ri. The climb to the top of Chukung Ri offers the stunning view of Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu. On our way down we trek via the Thyangboche monastery making big circle to complete the three passes trek. No doubt the entire journey 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. Simply book this three pass trek in Nepal as it covers all the highlights which Everest region has to offer.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu / welcome dinner / stay at hotel in Thamel
- Mountain Monarch representative receives you at airport and transfer to the hotel check in briefing about Hotel facilities.
- Pre – trek briefing and trek pack distribution.
- Traditional Nepali dinner with cultural show in the evening.
Day 02: Cultural Tour / Preparation for the trek
- Half day guided city tour World Heritage sites Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath Hindu temple.
- Trek preparation in the afternoon / evening free for last minute gear shopping
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2850) to start the Everest 3 pass trek
- Early morning 40 minutes flight to Lukla
- 3 hours picturesque trek to Phakding for first night sleeping in mountain.
- Follow Dudhkoshi River valley and encounter with trekkers/ mules and Zopkyos and Buddhist monuments along the trail.
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3440m)
- Enter into the Sagarmatha National Park World Heritage site with spectacular high mountain views including the majestic Mt. Everest.
Day 05: Acclimatization rest day
- Morning Acclimatisation hike to Everest view hotel
- Afternoon explore Sherpa Museum and explore the local market of Namche Bazar.
Day 06: Trek to Thame
- Trek clockwise direction of Everest Base Camp following the West Bhotekoshi river valley towards Nyangpala Pass a gateway of Tibet-Nepal traditional way.
- These valleys has high profile of mountaineers and have set records on climbing histories since first ascent to Mt. Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay to Appa Sherpa who climbed Everest 21 times.
Day 07: Trek to Lungden
- It is short day trek from Thame to Lungden takes about 4 hours in the direction of the Nangpa La, the glaciated pass on Nepal Tibet border.
Day 08: Exploration day at Lungden
- Second acclimatisation day hike to the surrounding Hills, climb high for proper adjustment in Altitude.
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo
- Start early to reach Rinjola on top on time for great view.
- The views from the pass is incredible Majestic Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu the fourth highest of the world, many more gigantic Himalayan peaks and Cho- Oyu above 8000m in very closed view.
- Descend all the way into Gokyo at an elevation 4800 meter.
Day 10: Exploration to Gokyo Ri
- We start steady ascent of Gokyo Ri early in the morning.
- Average 4 hours walk to the top Nepal’s best panoramic view point.
Day 11: Trek to Thangna
- Today we cross the glacier sections on the way to Thangna.
- Distance of camp is not very long so we can make it by lunch time thus afternoon is free to explore the wilderness.
Day 12: Trek to Zhongla via Chola pass
- We start walking early morning to avoid unforeseen situations during the mid day.
- Frozen condition has more advantages of stability so there are fewer chances of fallen loose rocks before pass.
- After the Pass there are no hazardous sections to come across
Day 13: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
- After a cozy breakfast with exposes a dramatic panorama of the spectacular snow capped peaks we traverse high pastureland before we reach Lobuche.
- We reach Lobuche normally by lunch time.
Day 14: Trek to Gorak Shep and explore Everest base camp (5545m)
- Walk Westside of Khumbu Glacier and pass the moraine on the way to Gorak Shep.
- Light lunch at Gorakshep to continue for Legendry Everest Base Exploration.
- Strenuous day due to EBC excursion and high altitude.
Day 15: Climb Kalapathar and trek to Lobuche
- Early morning Ascent Kalapathar with help of flashlight. The trail is difficult to follow in dark but gets rewarding views from the summit of Kalapathar.
- After sufficient shots of dramatic mountains we decent down to lodge and take breakfast before continuing to Lobuche.
Day 16: Trek to Chukung crossing the Kongmala
- The route leads for another absolute wilderness away from the main trekking area, the trek follows the upper moraine. We walk carefully to climb and cross the glacier and reach near by the Nuptse wall.
- Steady climb toward the Kongmala pass 5535 meter the highest pass on our trip, the walk leads higher up and then descending towards the glacier pong and the walk leads to the Chukung village.
Day 17: Climb the Chukung ri and explore the valley
- Chhukung ri 5550 meter is being open from year 2015 for the free trekking peak which used to be a NMA peak required climbing permits to scale it.
- Don’t require any specific climbing gear and skills to summit this trekking peak.
- The view of Mt. Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, Amadablam, Cholaste, Thamerku, Kantega and Tawache peak is simply breathtaking.
Day 18: Trek down to Pangboche
- Descend the windy trail to Pangboche passing the beautiful village Dingboche set on the Imjatse valley.
- After late lunch there will be still spare time to explore the oldest monastery in Khumbu valley.
Day 19: Trek back to Namche
- There can be a tendency to rush as everyone long been waiting to proper hot showers however can’t prevent to visit Tengboche Monastery awesomely setting on the lap of snowy peaks.
- After Monastery visit we walk down to bottom of riverside then continue towards Namche uphill initially to level the elevation.
Day 20: Trek back to Lukla to end the Everest 3 passes and 3 peaks trek
- We retrace trail back to Lukla with full of memories of Himalayan Journey’s and last night dine with Mountain Monarch staff who accompanied on your trek.
Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu after the Everest 3 passes and peaks trip
- Possibly in morning we fly back Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. There will be ample time in hand choices is yours.
Day 22: Rest and exploration day in Kathmandu
- Lots of interesting thing to see in Kathmandu valley: the Royal Palace, Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath (the monkey temple), Patan and an ancient city Bhakatpur etc.
- Explore down town to shop for souvenirs, getting your photos or slides processed and trying out the various restaurants in Thamel.
Day 23: Three passes trek in Nepal end / airport transfers
- Transfer to the airport to fly back home with exhilarating Everest three pass trek experiences with us.
- Airport transfers on both domestic and international flight
- Standard hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin with breakfast.
- OPEN and CHOICE full board meals while on Everest three passes trekking.
- Properly boiled drinking water while on trek
- Responsible trekking having 01 porter to each trekkers
- Accommodation at teahouse or lodge on twin share private room.
- Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
- Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit.
- All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
- Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, rain poncho, snow gaiters etc. as required while on trek.
- Professional trekking group leader trained in Wilderness First Aid.
- Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag or OXYGEN with comprehensive First Aid Kit.
- Assistant trek guides porters with their salary, wages, transportation, insurance and required trek gears.
- Three passes and peaks trek map.
- Complementary trek duffle bag and Mountain Monarch T-shirts.
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
- TIMS trekking permit, Everest national park entry fees for the three passes and peaks trip
- VAT, all government taxes and service charges.
- Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kin
- International Airfare
- All Drinks and main meals in cities.
- Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battering charge, telephone and beverage drinks etc.
US$ 2,190.00 per person