Three pass Trek – 23 days

Visit this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom and explore its peaceful, challenging and unspoiled trails and landscape.
Trip Code : DH/ER-01
Duration : 23 days


  • Leave the crowds of the Everest Base Camp trek behind
  • Trek a circuit around the entire Everest region
  • Panoramic views of high mountains
  • Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu and Imja Tse
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Kathmandu City Sightseeing
  • Gokyo Lake
  • Everest, Lhotse, Tawache
  • Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass

Trip Information

This fascinating trek of the Three Pass Trek in the Everest region is one of the best destinations to experience seven superb destinations in one trip that are over 5000 meters. It is famous for both magnificent mountain views and local tradition and their cultures, which able to allure many enthusiastic out-door lovers to come, trek and experience both of them and explore the beauty of the Everest region and make one of the best memorable memory in the life.  This amazing Three Pass trek provide us an opportunity to cross the world famous three of the highest passes that are the Kombo La, Cho La and the Ranju La. To cross these enthralling Everest three pass really required physical fitness, where you need to cross three high passes with the connecting four sparkling valleys of Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu and Imja Tse. Crossing the tough high trail of Kongma La (5535 m), Renjo la (5388 m), Cho La (5380 m) and with hiking of the three peaks of Gokyo Ri (5483 m), Kalapathar (5545m) and Chukung (5550 m) and the climb to Mount Everest Base Camp, highest Himalaya in the world inspire this Three Pass Trek the unique and undying trekking experience in Nepal.
The Three Pass Trek offers us appalling views of different high Mountains such as; Mt. Everest Base Camp, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu and numerous others neighboring peaks. It also guarantees you to have a memorable encounter with the mountain people and with their stimulating cultures and the way of life. This wonderful three pass trek in Nepal begins with the fascinating fly to Lukla from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. In order to have a perfect start for this amazing journey to Three Pass Trek, we get to enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular flights over the Himalayas. During this flight to Lukla, we see the mighty snow-capped Himalayan peaks below while we fly through the clouds. This pleasing route of Three Pass Trek also takes us to remote and isolated Sherpa Village of Marlung, Nangpa La Valley, and the stunning Monastery Village of Thame.
Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu / welcome dinner/stay at a 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

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu / welcome dinner/stay at a hotel in Thamel

  • Our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
  • Hotel checkout and rest and relax in the hotel.
  • Pre-trek briefing and trek pack distribution.
  • Welcome dinner with our team.
  • Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Cultural Tour / Preparation for the trek

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Half day city tour with our guide, visit World Heritage sites; Syambhunath temple, Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath Hindu temple.
  • In the evening stroll Thamel bazaar for gear shopping.
  • Trek preparation.
  • Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2850) to start the Everest 3 pass trek

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Take an early morning around 40 minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.
  • Trek around 3 hours with the charming scenic surrounding to Phakding.
  • Follow the beautiful Dudhkoshi River valley and encounter some trekkers on the way.
  • Witness Zopkyos and Buddhist monuments along the trail.
  • Overnight at Phakding.

Day 4: Trek to Namche (3440m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek and enter into the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Enjoy with spectacular high mountain views including the majestic Mt. Everest.
  • Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Enjoy sight-seeing of Mt. Everest and all Himalayan ranges as well as wonderful sunrise and sunset.
  • Visit a local museum.
  • Trek around one and a half hour to have a wonderful Everest view and sunrise.
  • Return back and take some rest.
  •  Enjoy the beauty of Namche quaint village and lively markets,
  • Get unimaginable hospitality from the local people.
  • Get chances to see native’s flora and fauna as well as about the history of Mt. Everest.
  • Overnight at Namche Bazaar. 

Day 6: Trek to Lungden

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek through following Thame and other local settlements.
  • to Lungden takes about 4 hours in the direction of the  Nangpa La, the glaciated pass on Nepal Tibet border.

Day 7: Exploration day at Lungden

  • Morning breakfast.
  • You can rest and relax.
  • You can make the short hike to explore the beautiful surrounding Hills.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of mountain and valley below.
  • After exploration, return back to Lungden.
  • Be prepared for the next day trek.
  • Overnight at Lungden.

Day 8: Trek to Gokyo

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek along the edge of the Dudhkoshi river bank.
  • Encounter with native people and with their heavily influenced Buddhist culture.
  • Continue trek onwards Rinjo La pass for splendid views of mountains.
  • Enjoy incredible majestic Himalayas such as; Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu the fourth highest of the world, many more gigantic Himalayan peaks and Cho- Oyu above 8000m in very close view.
  • Descend all the way to Gokyo at an elevation of 4800 meters.
  • Overnight at Gokyo.

Day 9: Exploration to Gokyo Ri

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek from Gokyo and trek steady ascent onwards to Gokyo Ri.
  • Around 4 hours trek provides you to enjoy with the great panoramic views of mountains.
  • Stroll around the Gokyo Ri and explore its surroundings.
  • Be prepared for next day trek.
  • Overnight at Gokyo Ri.

Day 10: Trek to Thangna

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Begins trekking by following the stunning glacier on the way to Thangna.
  • As you reach Thangna, you can stroll around the area.
  • You can explore the wilderness.
  • Overnight at Thangna.

Day 11: Trek to Zhongla via Chola pass

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek through the pleasing trail.
  • You will reach to Chola Pass and have splendid views of mountain and beautiful valley below.
  • Trek through the rocky trail with snow.
  • Further trek leads you to Zhongla.
  • Overnight at Zhongla.

Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • As you begin trek you can enjoy with the dramatic snow-capped peaks.
  • Continue trek through the traverse high pastureland and reach Lobuche.
  • Overnight at Lobuche

Day 13: Trek to Gorak Shep and explore Everest base camp (5545m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek through the Khumbu Glacier and pass the moraine on the way to Gorak Shep.
  • Take a lunch at Gorakshep and continue Legendary trek towards Everest Base Camp.
  • As you reach to Everest Base Camp, you can enjoy exploring around and view breathtaking mountain vista.
  • You will feel as you were at the top of the world.
  • Overnight at top of the Everest Base Camp.

Day 14: Climb Kalapathar and trek to Lobuche

  • Before breakfast.
  • Continue trek ascending forwards to Kalapathar.
  • He trekking trail may be challenging for you even though you will get rewarding views from the summit of Kalapathar.
  • Take a picture from the top of Kalapathar and enjoy magnificent views of mountains.
  • As you explore the Kalapathar and you will descend down and trek forwards to Lobuche.
  • Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 15: Trek to Chukung crossing the Kongmala

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek through the beautiful wilderness and follow the upper moraine.
  • Walk carefully to climb and cross the glacier and reach nearby the Nuptse wall.
  • Steady climb toward the Kongmala pass (5535 meters) the highest pass on our trip.
  • Continue trek upwards and then descend towards the glacier pong and reach to the Chukung village.
  • Overnight at Chukung.

Day 16: Climb the Chukung Ri and explore the valley

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek towards Chhukung Ri (5550 meters).
  • As you reach to Chukung Ri and explore the surrounding.
  • Enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, Amadablam, Cholaste, Thamerku, Kantega, and Tawache peak is simply breathtaking.
  • Overnight at Chukung Ri.

Day 17: Trek down to Pangboche

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek back to Pangboche.
  • Descend the windy trail to Pangboche bypassing the beautiful village of Dingboche and the Imjatse valley. 
  • Explore the oldest monastery in Khumbu valley.
  • Overnight at Pangboche.

Day 18: Trek back to Namche

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • Your trek destination starts from the Pangboche through following Friche to Namche Bazaar.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery with the magnificent views of snowy peaks.
  • Cross the forests of blue pine and beautiful red rhododendron.
  • Trek down to the bottom of riverside then continue towards Namche uphill to reach Namche Bazaar.
  • Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 19: Trek back to Lukla to end the Everest 3 passes and 3 peaks trek

  • Morning breakfast
  • Trek back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar through the rocky terrain.
  • Trek downhill alongside the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Cross several beautiful suspension bridges
  • Explore the several monasteries and village and reach Lukla.
  • Enjoy the best Himalayan drinks and local wine with wonderful local foods.
  • Overnight in Lukla.

Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu after the Everest 3 passes and peaks trip

  • Morning breakfast
  • Take a morning flight to Kathmandu (around 35 minutes)
  • Enjoy splendid mountain views during the flight.
  • Take a rest and enjoy the images which were captured during the trek.
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Rest day in Kathmandu and farewell dinner

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • You can visit the world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.
  • You can do some souvenir shopping in the vibrant Thamel if you want.
  • Enjoy farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
  • Overnight at hotel.

Day 22: Final Destination

  • Hotel breakfast and check out.
  • Airport transfer 3 hours before departure.

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