Everest Three High Passes Trek is a famous and challenging trek in the Everest region, which has some of the highest passes in the world. The Everest Three High Passes trekking covers all of the major highlights of the Everest Gokyo-Ri trek. This trek is an extended trip to Everest Base Camp Trek.
Each of the passes towers above 5000 m from sea level. These passes include Renjo-La at 5360 m, Cho-La at 5420 m, and Kongma-La at 5535 m. The Three High Passes Trek requires physical strength or stamina, however, with little training, you can pass the trail. During this trek, you will get to catch the views of four of the world's eight highest mountains, Mount Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Makalu (8463 m), and Cho Oyu (8201 m).
As you edge towards Gokyo Ri (5330 m./17487 feet), you will get to see the best viewpoint in the entire Everest Region ie Gokyo Ri. Renjo la pass provides a lifetime memory of panoramic views of the Everest and others Himalayan range.
The more convenient to trek on months ranging from March to May since it is spring. Also, the months from September to November (autumn) offers stable weather conditions along with the moderate temperatures. May to September might be mildly rainy given that it will be the monsoon. December to March is freezing cold. Nevertheless, you will get to see amazing views of Mount Everest.
So, spring and autumn are the best seasons for this trek with the amazing side views on offer along with the bearable and stable weather conditions.
This is our 18 days itinerary for the Everest Three High Passes Trek which is customizable according to our client’s preference. If you want to know more about this trek or wish to customize the trip, you can contact our team of Himalayan Joy Adventure.
On your arrival, our team of Himalayan Joy Adventures will welcome you and take you the finest hotel in Thamel for the overnight stay. After check in at the Hotel, you can choose to rest or take strolls around the streets of Thamel. In the evening we will have a short introduction session with your trekking teams.
Kathmandu is a mixture of various historical and cultural places along with world heritage sites. This includes Pashupatinath, Boudhanath stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Also, you will get to visit various pub houses at Kathmandu, given that Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. During your stay at Kathmandu, you can go visit all these places.
The next morning you will take a 45 minutes flight to Lukla. Lukla, which lies at the altitude of 2700m is the gateway to Everest Base Camp. After arriving in Lukla, you will begin your trek descending through Chaukharka and Chhoplung village. From Chhoplung, you will catch the splendid view of never-climbed Khumbila Mountain.
The trail continues its descent down to Thado Khola, passing by beautiful Mani walls and prayer wheels along the way. After around 5 hours walk you will reach Phakding for the overnight stay.
The next day you set off for a trek to Namche. You start the walk along the Dudhkoshi River through small villages. The office to the Sagarmatha National park entry is just on the way. After reaching Top Danda, you get to have your first glimpse of Mount Everest (8848m).
Finally, after walking for 5-6 hours, you will finally get to climb to Namche Bazaar which lies at the elevation of 3440m. Namche Bazaar is a potential place for foreigners given that it has many accommodations, hotels, bars coffee houses and so on.
At this very day, you will climb to a viewpoint near the army camp with a beautiful view of Everest. This is an acclimatization day given that you will have to climb higher altitude but sleep at a lower altitude so that you wouldn’t get altitude sickness. You will catch the stunning views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Aamadablam, Thamserku, Kusum Ri, Kongde and the Imja Valley during the acclimatization hikes.
You will also get to catch a good glimpse of beautiful Sherpa settlement in the Khumjung valley and Khunde. And, if you wish to, you can spend time with the kids in the Hillary school established by Edmund Hillary.
From Namche Bazaar, the trail slightly ascends through forests of pine, juniper, birch, and rhododendron, and then crosses small streams to the Sherpa village of Thamo.
From here, you slowly gain altitude as you enjoy the view and witness different birds and cross the Bhotekoshi River reaching the Sherpa Village of Thame. Thame is a small village with a beautiful monastery where you can visit the village and receive the blessing from the Great Lamas. After around 5-6 hours walk on the terrains in the Everest region you will reach Thame for night stay.
After setting off for a trek in the village Thamten, you will cross the river. From this day you will reach much high altitude, so you should walk cautiously not to suffer altitude sickness. Afterward steep walks of around 6-7 hours you will get to climb up and to Lumden. From here one road leads to Tibet via Nangpa-La.
In the morning, you will begin trekking towards Remo-La. While setting off for a trek to Renjo La, you will have to walk along the road that reaches through a steep passage. However, the lane gradually flattens as you proceed to the fields and streams. From here you can see the top of Renjo -La.
After 5 hours of trekking, you will reach the top of Renjo-La (5316m). The pass offers incredible mountain views of the mountains and the entire Gokyo Valley. This pass is one of the best viewpoints of the Everest region with views of Gokyo lakes on the side while Rermo Pokhai on the other side. You will descend through stony, moraine trail on the bank of Gokyo Lake to the village of Gokyo for the overnight stay.
Early morning the next day you will hike to Gokyo Ri to catch a glimpse of the sunrise over the snow-covered peaks. You can catch the sight of four mountains all over eight thousand meters including, Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu from the viewpoint. In addition, there are surprising views of Gokyo valley The Nhojumpa glacier, the largest glacier of Nepal and Gokyo valley is another big attraction of the Himalayas. From the Gokyo valley you set-off for around 5 hours for the overnight in Dragnag
Climbing to Cho-La Base Camp will be another priority this day. The roads might not be in a very proper condition. The rocky lanes might not always be to your advantage. Also, altitude might be another potential threat. So, you must walk with caution and slowly. After you have reached the top of Cho-La, you will get to play in the snow on the way. Also, you will have a majestic view of Cholatse and Amadablam.
From the Cho-la Pass, you will trek to Zonglha. On this day you will walk for around 6 hours along the adventurous and snow trails. And, finally reach Zonglha, the final stop for the day.
Leaving behind the snow-covered passes and walking past the chain of Himalayas, you will trek to Gorak Shep on this day. After walking through the high altitude pastures and the rocky trails, you reach a teahouse at Gorak Shep. After some rest, you can hike to Everest Base Camp to catch the splendid views of the mountains in the region. You can spend some time clicking photographs there and return back to Gorak Shep for the overnight stay.
The next day, you will do an early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5545 meters) and catch the stunning views of sunrise views over Mt. Everest and its neighboring peaks. Spending the awesome time at Kala Patthar, you will hike back to Gorakshep and enjoy the breakfast. Then, you start descending for 6-7 hours to reach Labuche for the night stay. On walking back, you will get the scenic views of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall.
From Labuche, you will leave for Chhukung village for the overnight stay. On walking, you will come across several mani walls and prayer flags that welcomes you. From Labuche you will walk to Kongmala Base Camp. From Kogma-La, you will have an excellent view of Nuptse, Amadablam (Island peak), and far beyond Makalu. Walking further you reach Chhukung village through a steep land which is also rich for various flora and fauna..
The next day early in the morning you will get through the trail down to Tengboche. Tengboche is a wonderful place with the biggest monastery of the Everest region.
Tengboche offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains, including the well-known peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku on clear days.
The next day, you will descend to Namche for a trek. Namche bazar is well equipped with several lodgings and stores caterings as well as a number of internet cafés. You will also get to visit several Tibetan markets on the way where various items of clothing and cheap Chinese goods are put into the display.
The next day, you will get to trek to Lukla. Lukla contains a small airport servicing the region. It also has a variety of shops and lodges catering to tourists and trekkers, providing Western-style meals and trail supplies.
Early in the morning, you will fly out from Tenzing-Hilary Airport to Kathmandu. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel, where you can rest or enjoy Kathmandu. At six o'clock, Himalayan Joy Adventure will take you to a typical Nepali restaurant for a farewell dinner. After dinner, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Himalayan Joy Adventure will drop at the Tribhuwan International Airport terminal with sufficient time to check in for your flight. We hope that you had an incredible time in Nepal and encourage you to share your experiences with us on Trip Advisor or email. We welcome all feedback and hope that you had an experience of a lifetime with us! Have a safe flight!
ECO-FRIENDLY: Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can take a long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimises the fuel used and to make a campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveller so, just leaving a footprint on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradable which you had.Himalayan Joy Adventures is committed to helping to improve, protect and preserve the natural and cultural beauty of the Himalayan mountain range and Nepal. Join us.
FLIGHT DELAY IN LUKLA: Sometimes the flight may be cancelled due to the unpredictable weather in Luka so Himalayan Joy Adventure has created an itinerary for this trek with one day free/extra day at the end of the trek. In case your flight has been cancelled more than two days, we will charter a helicopter to and from Luka to ensure your flight on scheduled towards homeland or further destination. This extra service cost will be minimum $500 to maximum $4000 USD dollars which you can claim from your insurance.
MEDICAL FACILITY IN THE EVEREST REGION TREKKING ROUTE
Lukla - Government Health Post and Hospital (Pasang Lhamu Nicole Niquille Hospital)
Namche - Dental Clinic and Health post
Khunde - Hospital (Hillary Trust)
Pheriche - HRA Aid – Post Doctor