Everest High Passes Trek, also called Everest Three Passes Trek, is quite a challenging but absolutely incredible trekking expedition of Nepal. It involves trekking on the popular Everest or Khumbu region while crossing the three high passes in the area. All these passes are over 5000 meters, which makes the trek quite demanding. However, not merely an arduous trek, it’s a perfect blend of challenge and excitement.
The three passes trek is arguably the ultimate experience in the Everest Region. It incorporates some extraordinary mountain views along with an extensive sneak peek into the Sherpa culture. Furthermore, the trail also encompasses the route of both Everest Base Camp Trek as well as Gokyo Lake Trek.
We begin from Kathmandu and fly to Lukla from the airport. Upon reaching we hike towards Phakding and then towards Namche. Here, we start trekking along the Gokyo route and reach Marlung. After Marlung, we encounter our first pass, which is Renjo La Pass. The pass is situated at the height of 5360 meters. Hiking further, we reach the Gokyo valley. There, we will enjoy the views of the excellent Gokyo Lakes.
Then, after hiking through the settlement at Thaknak, we encounter our second pass, which is Cho La pass. We walk further through Dzongla to reach Lobuche. Then we trek northwards to reach Gorakshep and then to Everest Base Camp. After returning back to Gorakshep, we hike to Kaala Patthar to see the stunning view. We trace our steps further back to Lobuche. From there, we continue our hike eastward to reach the third pass, which is Kongma La pass. After crossing the pass, we walk through Chakung, Dingboche, and Tengboche before finally reaching Namche Bazaar. From there, we trace back our steps to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
Taking the Ultimate Challenge
Alternatively, you can also do this trek on the opposite direction i.e. counter-clockwise. However, our itinerary is focused on making the expedition more challenging with ultimate adventurers in mind.
Everest Three Passes Trek is for the adventurous trekkers who are seeking for something challenging. While definitely not for beginners, it is quite an exhilarating adventure for experienced trekkers. The best time to do this trek is during autumn and spring when it’s neither too hot nor too cold. We take care of your entire itinerary and make sure you have a good time without any health risk. Moreover, we provide experienced guides to accompany you all the way.