Three Pass Trek

  • Duration: 21 Days


  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Trip ModeTea House
  • Best TimeMarc - May, Sept - Dec
  • Max Altitude5550 m

The Three Pass Trek in Nepal offers the ultimate and complete trekking experience in the Everest region. Truly this strenuous 3 passes Everest trek itinerary fits best to the experienced trekkers intent on crossing the high altitude passes in the Himalayas. Further more 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 trekkinf the incomparable and unforgettable trekking experience in Nepal.

Everest Three pass trek - 7 superb destination over 5000 meters: Renjo la, Chola, Kongmala, Gokyo ri, Kalapathar, EBC and Chukung Ri in one trip - a truly Himalayan journey of lifetime

3 Traverses of Renjo, Chola and Kongmala in Everest region

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. No doubt the Renjo la crossing is a tough but very much 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. Besides that we climb the Gokyo ri, the first of the our three peaks on our list to climb. Further more 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. Undoubted the entire journey accompanied by the hundred of memories and huge sense of achievement. Our experts's recommendation: If you are having problem in selecting the strenuous trekking in the Himalayas, then look no further. Simply book this three pass trek as it covers all the highlights which Everest region has to offer.

Further more if you wish to add the trekking peak climbing experience beside the high passes trek in your Everest region trip we suggest you to do the Everest high Passes and Peaks trip. This trip offer the most popular treking peak climbing of Island peak with high altitude venture in the Himalayas. Anohter alternative is do do the Everest Circuit Trek which is the combination of Everest base camp trek with Gokyo lake via the Chola pass.

3 passes trek itinerary:

  • 1 Day
    Arrival in Kathmandu / welcome dinner / stay at hotel in Thamel.
    • Hotel
    • Welcome Dinner
    • 1340 m
    • Car

    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.

  • 2 Day
    Cultural Tour / Preparation for the trek.
    • Hotel
    • Tour @ 9 am
    • Brekfast
    • 1340 M
    • Hiace
    • City Tour

    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

  • 3 Day
    Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,850) to start the Everest 3 pass trek.
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 2650 m
    • Plane
    • Trekking

    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.

  • 4 Day
    Trek to Namche (3,440m).
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3440 m
    • Trekking

    Enter into the Sagarmatha National Park World Heritage site with spectacular high mountain views including the majestic Mt. Everest.

  • 5 Day
    Acclimatization rest day.
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3440 m
    • Acclimatisation hike

    Morning Acclimatisation hike to Everest view hotel. Afternoon explore Sherpa Museum and explore the local market of Namche Bazar.

  • 6 Day
    Trek to Thame.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3820 M
    • Escape the Crowd

    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.

  • 7 Day
    Trek to Lungden.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4370 m
    • Less Trodden Route

    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.

  • 8 Day
    Exploration day at Lungden.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4370 m
    • Exploration hike

    Second acclimatisation day hike to the surrounding Hills, climb high for proper adjustment in Altitude.

  • 9 Day
    Trek to Gokyo.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4790 m
    • Crossing Rinjola @ 5360 m

    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 4,800 meter.

  • 10 Day
    Exploration climb to Gokyo Ri and trek to Thangna
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4700 m
    • Climb Gokyo Ri @ 5350 m

    • We start steady ascent of Gokyo Ri early in the morning. Average 4 hours walk to the top Nepal’s best panoramic view point. 
    • Afternoon we cross the glacier sections on the way to Thangna for the over night stay at local teahouse.

  • 11 Day
    Trek to Zhongla via Chola pass.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4830 m
    • Cross Chola @ 5420 m

    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

  • 12 Day
    Trek to Lobuche (4,910m).
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4910 m
    • Popular EBC Route

    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.

  • 13 Day
    Trek to Gorak Shep and explore Everest base camp (5,365m).
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 5140 m
    • Hike EBC @ 5365 m

    Walk Westside of Khumbu Glacier and pass the moraine on the way to Gorak Shep. Light lunch at Gorakshep to continue for Legendary Everest Base Exploration. Strenuous day due to EBC excursion and high altitude.

  • 14 Day
    Climb Kalapathar and trek to Lobuche.
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4910 m
    • Climb Kalapathar @ 5550 m

    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.

  • 15 Day
    Trek to Chukung crossing the Kongmala.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4730 m
    • Cross Kongmala @ 5335 m

    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.

  • 16 Day
    Climb the Chukung ri and explore the valley.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4730 m
    • Climb Chukung ri @ 5550 m

    Chhukung ri 5,550 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.

  • 17 Day
    Trek down to Pangboche.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3930 m
    • Trekking down hill

    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.

  • 18 Day
    Trek back to Namche.
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3440 m
    • Descending

    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.

  • 19 Day
    Trek back to Lukla to end the Everest 3 passes and 3 peaks trek.
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 2850 m
    • Trek ( last day)

    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.

  • 20 Day
    Fly to Kathmandu after the Everest 3 passes and peaks trip.
    • Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • 1340
    • Plane
    • Rest day

    Possibly in morning we fly back Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. There will be ample time in hand choices is yours.

  • 21 Day
    Three passes trek in Nepal end / Airport transfers.
    • Breakfast
    • Car
    • Departure transfer

    Transfer to the Airport to fly back home with exhilarating Everest three pass trek experiences with us.

Trip Inclusion

  • 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 well trained in Wilderness First Aid along with assistant trek guides and porters with their salary, wages, transportation, proper insurance and required trek gears.
  • Supplementary OXYGEN cylinder or Gamow bag with comprehensive First Aid Kit as a safety back up
  • Complementary trek duffle bag, Mountain Monarch T-shirts and trek map
  • TIMS or VDC trekking permit, Everest national park entry fees, VAT, all government taxes etc.
  • 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.

Cost and Dates

Everest Three pass trek departure dates:

Making your plan for the stunning and strenuous less trodden trekking, then here is the Everest 3 passes trek with its group joining departure dates for 2021. The trip cost includes Kathmandu Lukla flight and all meals on trek.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
06 Mar, 202126 Mar, 2021AvailableUS$2150
20 Mar, 202109 Apr, 2021AvailableUS$2150

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