The Everest High Passes Trek allows you to traverse three (3) high passes above 5000 meters which stand in the Everest Himalayan region. The three highest passes of Everest are Renjo La pass (5360 m), Cho La pass (5368 m), and Kongma La pass (5535 m). While trekking, you also visit the most popular places like Gokyo Lakes (4750 m), Gokyo Ri (5357 m), Everest Base Camp (5364 m), and Kala Patthar (5545 m). This spectacular trek will satisfy the intention of trekkers who want to traverse the three high passes of Everest without any technical climbs. The trek offers an enduring experience of natural beauty, geological grandeur, and intense cross-cultural exploration.
A beautiful Everest Three High Passes Trek Route is located in Khumbu Valley, the great valley below Mount Everest, believing that all things – mountains, plants, and animals are sacred.
Generally, the Everest 3 High Passes trek starts from the mountain airport of Lukla. From Kathmandu, daily flights are available to fly to Lukla but seats need to be booked in advance. If you don't want to use flights then you have to start the trek from Salleri or Jiri which connects several trekking days in Solu and lower Khumbu valley.
While trekking, you will walk from Namche Bazaar on a less-congested path between Renjo La Pass (5360 m) and Gokyo Lake (4750 m). You will find the remote and untouched Nangpa La valley, Sherpa village of Marlung and Monastery village of Thame.
After Gokyo Lake, follow the route to cross the Cho La Pass, one of the most popular and visited passes in the Everest region. After crossing the Cho La Pass, continue on the trek to Gorak Shep (5140 m) to visit the Everest Base Camp and climb the non-technical peak Kala Patthar. It offers excellent views of Mount Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7861 m), and many other snow-capped mountains.
After enjoying the view of Kala Patthar, trek back to Gorak Shep and from here again continue the trek to Lobuche. From here you will have to cross another pass known as Kongma La Pass (5535 m), it is a bit tougher than the other two passes. The walk from Lobuche to Chhukhung is a long day but it offers a more adventurous journey.
From Chhukhung, you have to continue the trek for a few days to return to Lukla to finish the trek. From Lukla, you will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. The next day the tour guide will take you on a historical sightseeing tour of the city. This trekking route has good teahouse/lodge facilities which make it possible to make trekking economical.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Flight to Lukla then trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 06: Trek to Thame (3800m)
Day 07: Trek to Lungden (4300m)
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake over the Renjo La Pass (5360m)
Day 09: Day Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m)
Day 10: Trek to Thangna/Dragnag (4700m)
Day 11: Trek to Dzongla (4830m) over the Cho La Pass (5368m)
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 13: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140m) then visit Everest base camp (5364m)
Day 14: Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m) then trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 15: Trek to Chhukhung over the Kongma La Pass (5535m)
Day 16: Hike to Chhukung RI (5550m) then trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 17: Trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 18: Trek to Monjo (2835m)
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 21: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 22: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 23: Depart Kathmandu
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