Everest Three Pass Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Airport in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival, a representative from Trekkers Society will take you to the hotel. They will provide you with essential information about the Everest Three High Passes Trek and equip you with the necessary gear for your journey. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at our hotel before starting your adventure.

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350M
  • Day 2 Pre Trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

    Before your trek begins, we will arrange a pre-trip meeting to ensure you are well-prepared and have all the necessary information. During this meeting, our experienced team will provide you with a detailed briefing about the Everest Three High Passes Trek. We will discuss the trek itinerary, safety measures, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

    In addition to the pre-trip meeting, we offer the opportunity to explore some of the iconic cultural sites in the Kathmandu Valley. You will have the chance to visit Boudhanath, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world, where you can immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance and observe devotees engaging in their religious practices.

    Another highlight is Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, which offers panoramic views of the city and a fascinating blend of Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Take in the spiritual atmosphere as you explore the various shrines, statues, and prayer wheels.

    You will also visit Pashupatinath, one of the most sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Observe the religious rituals and witness the cremation ceremonies that take place on the banks of the holy Bagmati River.

    Lastly, the Kathmandu Durbar Square will enchant you with its historical architecture and rich cultural heritage. Marvel at the intricately carved wooden palaces, ancient temples, and royal courtyards that showcase Nepal's architectural brilliance.

    By combining these sightseeing experiences with the pre-trip meeting, we ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the trek and a glimpse into Nepal's cultural and religious traditions.

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350M
  • Day 3 Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

    Your Everest Three High Passes Trek begins with an exhilarating flight from Kathmandu to the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla (2840 meters). The short flight offers breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas, setting the tone for your epic adventure ahead.

    Upon landing in Lukla, you will meet your trekking team and start your trek towards Phakding. The trail initially descends from Lukla, leading you through picturesque Sherpa villages and green landscapes. You'll traverse along the Dudh Koshi River, enjoying the soothing sound of its rushing waters.

    After a few hours of trekking, you will reach the village of Phakding. Nestled amidst the mountains, Phakding offers a serene atmosphere and a chance to rest after your first day of trekking. You can explore the village, interact with the friendly locals, and immerse yourself in the Himalayan culture.

    Overnight, you will stay at a cozy lodge in Phakding, rejuvenating yourself for the exciting days of trekking that lie ahead.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse
    • Place: Phakding
    • Altitude: 2610M
  • Day 4 Trekking to Namche Bazaar(around 5 hours)

    On this day of your Everest Three High Passes Trek, you will trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters), an iconic Sherpa town and the gateway to the Everest region. The trek takes approximately 5 hours, during which you will encounter scenic landscapes, river crossings, and captivating views.

    Leaving Phakding, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges adorned with prayer flags. As you ascend, you'll pass through beautiful pine forests, catching glimpses of the towering peaks in the distance.

    After a few hours of trekking, you'll reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo. Here, your permits will be checked before continuing towards Namche Bazaar. As you approach Namche, you'll be rewarded with the first panoramic views of Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), and other majestic peaks.

    The final stretch to Namche Bazaar involves a steep ascent, but the stunning views and the anticipation of reaching this bustling mountain town will keep you motivated. Namche Bazaar is a vibrant hub with a wide range of facilities, including shops, cafes, restaurants, and accommodations.

    Upon arrival in Namche Bazaar, you'll have time to explore the town, interact with fellow trekkers, and soak in the lively atmosphere. This is also a crucial acclimatization day, as staying at this altitude helps your body adjust to the higher elevations you'll encounter during the trek.

    Overnight, you'll stay at a comfortable lodge in Namche Bazaar, surrounded by the awe-inspiring Himalayan scenery. Take the opportunity to rest, enjoy a delicious meal, and prepare yourself for the further adventure that awaits.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3440M
  • Day 5 Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

    The following day of your Everest Three High Passes Trek is dedicated to acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. Acclimatization is a vital process that allows your body to adapt to the increasing altitude, reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses such as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Namche Bazaar, located at an elevation of 3440 meters, serves as an ideal place for this purpose.

    During the acclimatization day, you have the opportunity to explore Namche Bazaar and its surroundings. The town itself offers a unique blend of Sherpa culture and modern amenities. You can visit the local market, browse through shops selling trekking gear and souvenirs, or simply relax in one of the cozy cafes, soaking up the vibrant atmosphere.

    To further aid acclimatization, you can also opt for a hike to the nearby Everest View Hotel, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other surrounding peaks. This short hike provides a gradual gain in altitude and helps your body adjust to higher elevations.

    Additionally, there are other optional activities you can partake in, such as visiting the Sherpa Museum to learn about the local culture and mountaineering history, or taking a stroll to the nearby Khumjung village to experience the traditional Sherpa way of life.

    It is important to listen to your body and take it easy during the acclimatization day. Drink plenty of fluids, maintain a balanced diet, and rest to allow your body to acclimate effectively. The acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar not only prepares you for the challenging trek ahead but also gives you a chance to appreciate the beauty and cultural richness of the Khumbu region.

    Overnight, you will stay at the lodge in Namche Bazaar, enjoying the comfort and amenities it offers. Use this time to relax, connect with fellow trekkers, and prepare yourself mentally and physically for the upcoming days of trekking.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3440M
  • Day 6 Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

    Today you will leave Namche Bazaar and trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters). This scenic trek takes approximately 5 hours and offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

    Leaving Namche Bazaar, you'll follow a trail that gradually descends to the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing a suspension bridge, you'll begin a steady ascent through rhododendron and pine forests. The trail rewards you with beautiful vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam along the way.

    After a few hours of trekking, you'll reach the village of Phunki Thenga, where you can take a rest and refuel with some snacks or drinks. From there, the trail continues uphill through dense forests, eventually leading you to the famous Tengboche Monastery.

    Tengboche Monastery is one of the most significant monasteries in the Everest region and holds great religious and cultural importance for the local Sherpa community. The monastery is adorned with colorful prayer flags and offers magnificent views of the surrounding peaks, making it a serene and spiritual place to visit.

    Upon arrival at Tengboche, you can explore the monastery grounds, observe the monks' daily rituals, and take in the tranquil atmosphere. The panoramic views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks from Tengboche are simply breathtaking.

    Overnight, you will stay at a lodge in Tengboche, surrounded by the serenity of the mountains. This peaceful stopover allows you to rest, reflect, and soak in the spiritual ambiance of the Tengboche Monastery before continuing your trek to even higher altitudes.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse
    • Place: Tengboche
    • Altitude: 3860M
  • Day 7 Trek to Dingboche(approx. 6 hours)

    Continuing your Everest Three High Passes Trek, you will trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 meters). This leg of the journey takes approximately 6 hours, offering magnificent views of the Himalayan landscape.

    Leaving Tengboche, you'll descend through a forested trail, crossing the Imja Khola (river) via a suspension bridge. From there, the trail gradually ascends, passing through charming Sherpa villages and picturesque fields.

    As you trek towards Dingboche, you'll be captivated by the panoramic vistas of towering mountains, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Island Peak. The landscape begins to change as you reach higher altitudes, with a noticeable decrease in vegetation and a more rugged terrain.

    Upon reaching Dingboche, you'll be greeted by its stone-walled houses and terraced fields, which serve as grazing grounds for yaks during the summer months. Dingboche offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and is a popular resting place for trekkers before further ascending to higher altitudes.

    Overnight, you will stay at a lodge in Dingboche, providing you with the necessary comfort and rest after a day of trekking. This higher altitude stop allows for additional acclimatization before continuing towards the challenging high passes of the Everest region.

    During your stay in Dingboche, you can enjoy the breathtaking mountain views, explore the village, and engage in light activities to aid in acclimatization. It's important to listen to your body, hydrate well, and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

    Prepare yourself for the upcoming adventure as you soak in the beauty of Dingboche and the surrounding Himalayan scenery.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4410M
  • Day 8 To Chhukung Valley

    Today you will leave Dingboche and trek to the stunning Chhukung Valley (4730 meters). This relatively short trek takes approximately 3 hours, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the high Himalayas.

    Leaving Dingboche, the trail gradually ascends as you follow the Imja Khola river. You'll pass through wide open valleys, surrounded by towering peaks and impressive glaciers. The landscape becomes more rugged and barren, showcasing the raw and untamed beauty of the high altitudes.

    As you approach Chhukung Valley, you'll be greeted by breathtaking views of peaks such as Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. The valley itself is nestled between these majestic mountains, offering a serene and picturesque setting for trekkers.

    Chhukung Valley is a popular acclimatization spot, allowing trekkers to further adjust to the high altitude before tackling the challenging passes. The valley also serves as a base for climbing expeditions to Island Peak (Imja Tse), a popular trekking peak in the Everest region.

    During your stay in Chhukung Valley, you can enjoy the mesmerizing mountain views, explore the surroundings, and take short hikes to nearby viewpoints for even more incredible panoramas. This is an excellent opportunity to rest, acclimatize, and appreciate the remarkable natural beauty of the Himalayas.

    Overnight, you will stay at a lodge in Chhukung Valley, where you can relax and recharge for the next stage of your trek. As you revel in the tranquility and magnificence of the valley, you'll be ready to conquer the high passes that await you in the coming days.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse
    • Place: chhukung Valley
    • Altitude: 4730M
  • Day 9 Trek to Lobuche via Kongma La Pass

    On the eighth day of your Everest Three High Passes Trek, you will embark on a challenging and adventurous journey from Chhukung Valley to Lobuche (4910 meters) via the Khongma-la Pass (5535 meters). This demanding trek takes approximately 7 hours and requires physical endurance and determination.

    Leaving Chhukung Valley, you'll start your ascent towards the Khongma-la Pass. The trail gradually climbs up the steep slopes, offering awe-inspiring views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. The ascent is challenging and will require steady pacing and careful footing.

    As you reach the Khongma-la Pass, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many other towering peaks. The pass itself is a rocky and high-altitude crossing that requires careful navigation and resilience.

    After conquering the Khongma-la Pass, the trail descends towards the Lobuche Valley. The descent can be steep and rocky, so it's important to maintain caution and take your time. Along the way, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Khumbu Glacier and the surrounding rugged terrain.

    Finally, you'll arrive in Lobuche, a small settlement nestled amidst the Himalayas. This is a significant milestone on your journey, as Lobuche is located at a high altitude and serves as a base for trekkers heading to Everest Base Camp and other nearby destinations.

    Overnight, you will stay at a lodge in Lobuche, allowing you to rest and recuperate after a challenging day of trekking. Take time to admire the beauty of the mountains, reflect on your accomplishments, and prepare yourself for the upcoming highlights of your trek, including the Everest Base Camp and the remaining high passes.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse
    • Place: Lobuche
    • Altitude: 4910M
  • Day 10 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) via Gorakshep (5140m).

    On this day of your Everest Three High Passes Trek, you will trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) via Gorakshep (5140 meters). This is a significant and highly anticipated part of the journey, where you'll have the opportunity to stand at the base of the world's tallest peak.

    Leaving Lobuche, the trail gradually ascends towards Gorakshep, a small settlement located at the edge of the Everest region. The trek to Gorakshep takes you through rocky terrain and offers stunning views of the Khumbu Glacier and surrounding snow-capped peaks.

    Upon reaching Gorakshep, you'll take a short break to rest and refuel. From here, you'll continue your trek towards Everest Base Camp. The trail winds its way through the glacial moraine, providing a thrilling and adventurous experience.

    As you approach Everest Base Camp, the excitement builds, and you'll be surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. Finally, you'll arrive at the iconic Everest Base Camp, a gathering point for climbers from around the world during their expeditions to conquer Mount Everest.

    Standing at the base of this majestic mountain is an unforgettable experience. You'll be surrounded by the towering peaks, the Khumbu Icefall, and the spirit of mountaineering history. Take the time to soak in the atmosphere, capture breathtaking photos, and reflect on the incredible journey you've undertaken.

    Please note that Everest Base Camp itself is not located on any of the high passes mentioned earlier in the trek. However, reaching Everest Base Camp is a significant accomplishment and a highlight of the Everest region.

    After spending some time at Everest Base Camp, you'll retrace your steps back to Gorakshep, where you'll spend the night in a lodge. This will be a memorable night as you reflect on the achievement of reaching Everest Base Camp and prepare for the remaining adventures of your trek, including the ascent to Kala Patthar and the remaining high passes.

    Overall, trekking to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep is an exhilarating and once-in-a-lifetime experience, allowing you to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas and stand at the footsteps of the world's highest peak.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse
    • Place: Gorakshep
    • Altitude: 5364M
  • Day 11 Morning hike to Kalapathhar(5550M) and Trek to Zongla(4860M)

    Today you will embark on an early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5550 meters) for stunning panoramic views of Everest and surrounding peaks. After descending, you will continue trekking to Zongla (4860 meters), a picturesque village nestled amidst the Himalayas. This stop allows for rest and preparation before tackling the next challenges of the trek.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse
    • Place: Zongla
    • Altitude: 4860M
  • Day 12 Trek to Thangna via Chola Pass

    You will travel from Zongla to Thangna (4700 meters) on this leg of the Everest Three High Passes travel across the difficult Cho-La Pass (5420 meters). This approximately 6-hour hike offers beautiful mountain vistas while navigating tough terrain. The Cho-La Pass is an exhilarating journey that calls for physical stamina and the right acclimatization. You'll reach Thangna once you've conquered the pass, where you can recuperate and get ready for the remainder of your trip.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse
    • Place: Thangna
    • Altitude: 5420M
  • Day 13 Tangna to Gokyo

    You will hike from Thangna to Gokyo (4790 meters) on this day of your Everest Three High Passes Trek, then set out for GokyoRi (5483 meters). The journey's high point is this approximately 8-hour trek, which offers breathtaking scenery and a sense of accomplishment. Gokyo is a tranquil village next to a lovely lake, and GokyoRi is a well-known lookout point with expansive views of Everest, Cho Oyu, and other Himalayan peaks. The stunning surroundings and sense of accomplishment make the walk and ascent worthwhile despite the effort required.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse
    • Place: Gokyo
    • Altitude: 4790M
  • Day 14 Gokyo to Lungden via Renjo-La Pass(5360m) approx. 6 hours

    Today you will walk from Gokyo to Lungden (4370 meters), across the difficult Renjo-La Pass (5360 meters). It takes physical endurance to complete this approximately 6-hour trip through breathtaking scenery. The Renjo-La Pass is an exhilarating high-altitude route that provides sweeping views of the Himalayas. As you go downhill, you'll come to Lungden, a tranquil settlement where you may relax and reenergize for the remainder of your walk.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse
    • Place: Lungden
    • Altitude: 5360M
  • Day 15 Back to Namche Bazaar(3440M)

    Trek back to Namche Bazaar from Lungden, enjoying scenic trails and Sherpa villages along the way. This approximately 7-hour journey offers stunning Himalayan views and a chance to rest and connect with fellow trekkers in Namche Bazaar.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse
    • Place: Namche
    • Altitude: 3440M
  • Day 16 Back to Lukla (2840 meters) About 6 hours.

    Trek back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar, enjoying scenic trails and Sherpa villages along the way. This approximately 6-hour journey offers stunning Himalayan views and a chance to reflect on your memorable trek. Lukla is your final destination, where you can celebrate your achievement and prepare for your departure.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guesthouse
    • Place: Lukla
    • Altitude: 2840 M
  • Day 17 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

    After having breakfast in Lukla, you will walk to the Tenzing and Hillary Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu, relishing the scenic views during the journey. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure. In the evening, there will be a celebratory dinner where you can rejoice in the completion of your trek. Afterward, you will spend the night at your hotel, reminiscing about your incredible adventure in the Everest region.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350M
  • Day 18 Transfer to the international airport for departure

    On the final day of your Everest Three High Passes Trek, you will be transferred to the international airport in Kathmandu for your departure. After bidding farewell to the majestic Himalayas and the vibrant city of Kathmandu, you will proceed to the airport for your onward journey. This marks the end of your unforgettable adventure in Nepal, filled with breathtaking landscapes, challenging treks, and cultural experiences. Cherish the memories you have made and carry the spirit of the Everest region with you as you return home.

    • Meals: Breakfast