Three Passes Trekking in Everest

Three Passes Trekking in Everest

Trekking in Everest region has many routes that are possible in a short or long time frame. Three passes trekking is a very famous trek in Everest for those who are looking for an additional adventure, excellent view, as well as less tourist traffic. Kongmo La, Chola and Renjola passes are called three passes trekking on Everest. First pass Kongmo La (5535 meters) then visits Everest base camp (5370 m) and climb panoramic viewpoint of the Khumbu Himal ranges from Kalapattar (5545 meters) continues Chola pass (5430 meters), visit Gokyo Lake, climb Gokyo Ri (5480 meters) continues climbing to Renjola pass (5345 meters).

The view from Kongmola passes; Makalu, Cho Yu, Amadablam, Pumori and many others Khumbu Himal. Crossing over at an altitude of 5340 meter "Cho La pass" could be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. Start to climb steeply that is regularly used over rock and follow the running snow all the time and walk down to Gokyo valley. From Renjola pass can see the spectacular highest peak above eight thousand four peaks and above six thousand to below 8000 m many Mountains View can observe. One of the highlights of the three passes trek traditional village is located (3870 meters) Thame and Thamo then trek join in Namche Bazaar. Finally, return to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

The landscape is varied and spectacular; the lodgings and tracks range from the time-worn paths of the Khumbu, to the isolated and less frequented Kongmola area. Crossing Kongmola than explore the Everest Base Camp as we cross the Cho-La pass, offering a fantastic panoramic view of Makalu and others, Gokyo Lake and Peak (5483 meters) and Renjola pass offering an unbelievable panoramic view of Cho Oyu, Everest and Makalu. Some trekkers search the fourth lake where Mt. Everest reflection on the Lake. Renjola is an awfully famed pass in the Everest area. Bring you an incredible view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu. After that the ancient trans-Himalayan trade between Nepal and Tibet has taken place in caravan style through the trails of Nangpala pass, Tibetan sellers walk all the way down to Namche Bazaar with their homemade stuffing and salt for doing their business.

Three passes trekking in Everest are operating as lodge basic where running hot and cold water facilities. Private rooms are available in most guest houses/ Lodge. Some place bathrooms are shared. Asian Hiking Team mention the itinerary starts from anti-lock side Lukla all the way to Kongmola Pass, Chola Pass, Renjola Pass however it is possible to do from the clock side too.

Day by day itinerary

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1340m), transfer to Hotel, overnight at 3 star Hotel (B).

Day 02: City Sightseeing and preparation for trekking, overnight in Kathmandu (1340m) (BB).

Starting Trekking

Day 03: Phakding (2640m) - flight to Lukla (2840m) and 3/4 hours trekking to Phakding, overnight at Namaste Lodge, See You Lodge or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 04: Namche (3540m) - 5 hours trekking to Namche Bazar, overnight at Hotel Namche or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 05: Namche Bazaar - Rest day for Acclimatization, overnight at Hotel Namche or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 06: Tengboche (3767m) - 4.30 hours trekking, overnight at Hotel Himalaya or Dashidelek or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 07: Dingboche (4410m) – 5-6 hours trekking, overnihgt at hotel Good Luck or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 08: Today is rest day/explore around and rest, overnight at Hotel Good Luck or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 09: Trek to Chhukum (4730m), 3.30 hours after lunch climb to Chhukum Ri 5550m (3/4 hours), Overnight at Chhukum Resort or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 10: Kongmala pass (5535m) and trek to Lobuje (4900m) 9 hours, overnight Hotel Peak 15 or Hotel Sherpa or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 11: Trek to Gorep-shep 3 hours after Lunch continues trek to EBC (5370m), 2/3 hours and back to Gorep-shep (5170m), overnight at Snow Land Lodge, Everest Inn or similar hotel (B/LD). 

Day 12: Early morning climb to Kalapathar (5545m) 2/3 hours after breakfast trek to Dzongla (4830m), Overnight at Dzongla Lodge or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 13: Trek all the way to Cho-la pass continues in Thangna (4700m), 8/9 hours (up and down), Overnight at Peaceful Lodge or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4790m) 3 hours, overnight at Gokyo Resort or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 15: Gokyo Ri – Gokyo explore, overnight at Gokyo Resort or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 16: Climb to Renjola Pass (5340m) and down to Marulung (4210m) 8 hours, overnight Marlung Guest house or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 17: Trek to Thame (3820m) 4 hours, overnight at Hotel Summit or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 18: Trek to Namache Bazar (3440m) 3 hours, overnight Hotel Namche or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Day 19: Trek all the way back to Lukla (2840m) 6/7 hours (same way), overnight at Hotel The nest or Hotel Buddha or similar hotel (B/L/D).

Trekking Ending

Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight, transfer to Hotel (3 star hotel), (B/L/D).

Day 21: Departure for next trip or own way journey (B).