The Three Passes Trek
The Three Passes Trek offers unparalleled views of dramatic summits and captivating valleys. Take in the entire Himalayan Range from Chukking-Ri and Gokyo-Ri including the best views of Mount Everest’s summit.
Begin your journey in Kathmandu where there is time for sightseeing before flying to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Follow the Dudh Koshi river to the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar where we rest before continuing to Tengboche Monastery and Dingboche. We rest again here with a side trip to Chukkum before crossing the first of the three passes, the Kongma La.
From here we follow the well worn trail to Everest Base Camp via Kalapattar before leaving the main trail to climb the Cho La Pass to the cobalt blue Gokyo lakes and on to Gokyo Ri. The views are spectacular and we will see the spectacle of the Khumbu icefall cascading from the Western Cwm. Crossing the Renjo La pass, we follow a little of the route used for centuries by the Tibetan Traders via Nangpa La to get to Thame. Following the classical route, we drop down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
23 NIGHT TOUR WITH 19 NIGHT TREK
Maximum elevation: 5,535m
Level of difficulty: Medium to hard
Availability: March to May & September to November
* Price based on twin share accommodation. Single room supplement available subject to availability
Find out approximate trip price in your own currency here
- International airfare to Nepal
- Nepal tourist visa
- Comprehensive travel insurance. Click here to get a travel insurance quote.
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Alcoholic or soft drinks, including bottled water (we recommend using filters or supporting safe drinking water programme)
- Tips for trekking porters
- Return domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla
- All meals on the trek
- 4 nights accommodation in a comfortable guest house in Kathmandu
- 19 nights tea house lodge accommodation during the trek in twin/triple sharing and occasionally dormitory style.
- Trekking permits
- English speaking guide
- Guide and porters on the trek
Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and walk to Phakding.
Climb from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Altitude: 3,440 m.
Rest day in Namche Bazaar.
Namche to Tengboche. Visit Tengboche Monastery with panoramic views of the Himalayas. Altitude: 3,860 m.
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. Altitude: 4,410 m.
Rest day in Dingboche with hike to Chhukhung. Altitude: 4,600 m.
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche via Kongma La Pass (5,535m). Altitude: 4,925 m
Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, then climb to Kala Patar (5,540m) for sunset at the world’s best view of Everest! Back to Gorak Shep for the night. Altitude: 5,165 m.
Trek from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp, then descend to Lobuche. Altitude: 5,364 m.
Trek from Lobuche to Dzhonglha. Altitude: 4,830 m.
Trek from Dzhonglha to Dragnag over the Cho La Pass (5,420m). Altitude: 4,694 m.
Trek from Dragnag to Gokyo. Altitude: 4,775 m.
Rest day & climb Gokyo Ri for more breathtaking views of Everest. Altitude: 5,357 m.
Trek from Gokyo to Lumde, cross Renjo La (5,465m). Altitude: 4,368 m.
Trek from Lumde to Thame. Altitude: 3,844 m.
Trek from Thame to Namche Bazar. Altitude: 3,407 m.
Namche Bazar rest day.
Trek from Namche to Monjo. Altitude: 2,835 m.
Trek from Monjo to Lukla. Altitude: 2,808 m.
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.