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Everest 3 Pass Trek21 Days

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Minimum Participants 1 Pax
Mode of Travel adventurous
Accommodation Tea-House
Meals Full board on trek, B&B Plan in city
Transportation Private vehicle & flight

trip Overview

Everest three-pass trek touches EBC and Gokyo Lake trek with two additional trails to the east and west of this central region. This trek can be done in both directions, clockwise or anticlockwise. Trekkers can enjoy the beauty of high landscapes in Khumbu Valley and also explore the Sagarmatha National Park. It includes three high passes each over 5,300m. This is quite a long and demanding trek because of the possibility of poor weather conditions and slow and steady ascents.

The Everest three-pass trek will start from Lukla after having a scenic flight from Kathmandu domestic airport. From Lukla, the trek leads you to Namche bazaar for a rest and acclimatization day. Before crossing Renjola, walking by the side of Sundar Peak makes you feel good. The trek follows yak farms, Charming Sherpa’s settlement, traditional Buddhist villages, old historical monasteries, and many other beautiful places. Then conquer the Chola pass en route to Lobuche and Everest Base Camp, Return to Gorekshep and hike to Kala Patthar, and steep descent to Chhukhung. The locals and National Park Hotel have managed a good Trekkers lodge (Teahouse). You will also find a good camping site to camp in the lap of nature with natural surroundings.

The western section includes the steep ascent to the Renjo La, some four hours above the lake for stupendous views of the glacier and valley below, and numerous high ridges crowned by the Everest Group including the northwest face of Everest. The trail joins in Tengboche and heads to Monjo then back to Lukla for your flight back to Kathmandu.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,340m and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with a half-day tour.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla [2,800m] and trek to Phakding [2,650m] [45 min fly & 3-4 hrs walk].
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,450m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Thame [3,820m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 07: Hike to Sundar Peak [5,361m] [7-8 hrs walk].
Day 08: Trek to Lumde [4,368 m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo[4,790m] via Renjola Pass [5,360m] [8-9 hrs walk].
Day 10: Morning hike to Gokyo Ri [5,350m] & trek to Thangnak [4,700m] [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 11: Trek to Dzongla [4,830m] via Cross Chola pass [5,368m] [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche [4,940m] [3-4 hrs walk]
Day 13: Trek to Gorekshep, Explore to EBC[5,350m] & Back to Gorekshep [5,130m] [7-8 hrs walk].
Day 14: Hike to Kalapathar[5555m] & trek to Loboche[4940m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 15: Trek to Chhukhung [4,730] via Kongma La Pass. [5,535m] [5 -6 hrs walk].
Day 16: Trek to Tengboche. [3,867m] [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 17: Trek to Monjo [2,800m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 18: Trek to Lukla [2,800m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
Day 20: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 21: Transfer to the airport for international departure.

Detail Itinerary

30m drive BB Plan Hotel/Resort

On reaching Kathmandu International Airport receive by Nepal Dream Path Treks staff with a transfer to your Hotel. In the hotel, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff or guide will brief us on the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do's and don’ts with related information that might be required while in Nepal with us.

After the first night in Kathmandu, well informed regarding the time for a half-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Depart the hotel for guided sightseeing at places of interest.

45m fly and 3 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea house

Morning transfer to the domestic airport board in the small twin otter or similar plane for a scenic flight to Lukla, on arrival Meet our guides. At Lukla, you will have time to visit around, while the Sherpa crew sort and divide the load, and lunch depending upon the time of arrival either in Lukla or a few hours treks further on route to Phakding. The first-day trek on the gradual path all the way, with few ups offering views of Mt. Kusum-Kanguru 6,369 m 2-3 hrs of gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop.

4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

From Phakding on crossing the bridge over the River Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with a few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again, with a magnificent view of Thermasharkhu 6,608m, reaching Monjo village, after Monjo, walk to the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend with a gradual walk to Jorsalle village is reached, the last village till Namche Bazaar, with a pleasant walk on the river bed till to the last bridge over the Imjatse River, from here trek along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with grand views of Kwande peak, Kusum Kanguru & Mt. Everest with Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Taweche peak can be seen all the way up, another hour walk up reaches to Namche Bazaar, the colorful houses are situated in an amphitheater landscape.

whole day All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

A rest day with a short walk for acclimatization to Sagarmatha National Park Headquarters, a panoramic view spot on top of Namche Bazaar with surrounding snow-capped mountains, valleys scenery visit the museum with all kinds of information on the history of the Himalayas, Geography, Culture, Mountaineering and on flora and fauna of this region, afternoon free at leisure.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

From Namche, the Nepal Dream Path Treks route diverts west; contouring the hillside and reaching the ridge looking down at Namche, the trek follows the gradual winding path up the Bhote Kosi River valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. This route is often used by Tibetan traders present, along with passing prayer flags and mani or prayer stones, all indicative of the Tibetan Buddhist culture of this area. The walk passes through Gonglha and Drama and the village of Thromde where one can make a detour and visit the monastery at Mende, then descend to Bhote Kosi then a steep climb for an hour to Thame village for the overnight stop. In Thame, excellent views of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde, and to the north is the Nangpa-la 5,710m pass leading to Tibet. Thame monastery is situated above overlooking the valley and is an important site in springtime for the celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival.

7-8 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The trail passes through Thame Monastery towards Sundar Peak. Although the trail is quite a steep climb the views are outstanding. Today's hike is quite long but all the famous mountains like Mt. Everest, and Mt. Makalu. Mt. Cho Oyu and many snow-capped peaks over 6000 meters help to refill the energy and keep you in the real heaven. After a great time at Sundar Peak, we head back to Thamel and overnight stay there.

4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After the wonderful two-night stay at Thame, the trail leads along Bhote Koshi River towards the Tibet border of Nangpa-la, where most of the Tibetans enter Nepal for trade. The trail follows the high barren hills overlooking great views of snow-capped peaks and the settlements of yak herders to Murulung via Mingmo. From here, the trail is quite a stepped climb till Lumde, where we overnight stay.

8-9 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Today is a great day. The trail is a steep climb in glacial moraines to reach the top of Renjola Pass from where we can observe the mind-blowing great view of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and other Himalayans as well as Gokyo Lake and Ngozumba glacier. Ngozumba is the longest glacier in the Himalayans. With these stunning views, the trail descends to Gokyo for an overnight stay.

6-7 hrs walk. All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Today, in the early morning, we hike towards Gokyo Ri, one of the highlights of trekking. It takes about two hours to reach the wonderful top from where Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche, and far as Mt. Makalu towards the east can be observed. After a marvelous time, returned back to Gokyo where we had lunch. With a short walk of a few hours, we reach Dragnak, the base of Chugyuma or Cho-la pass, just above the village of Na situated at the foot of the Ngozumba glacier.

6-7 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The walk climbs steadily towards Cho-la pass for a few hours, then descends towards the small hidden valley at Dzong-la for the overnight stop. In snow conditions, this route can be quite difficult and the guide will decide whether it’s possible to proceed or retrace in another safe way.

3-4 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Camping Tent

After Dzongla, the path diverts towards the northeast, the trek is gradual on the hard ground looking down at Pheriche village, the walk offers a beautiful view of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north Pokalde 5,741m, Kongma-the 5,820m and the great wall of Nuptse. Then reach the junction where the path from Pheriche joins above Thugla ridge with great views of Mt.Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, after the great scenic walk, close to this place you can see a number of memorials of the unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions around the mountain of high Khumbu region, An hour with gradual walk raches to Lobuche, situated in the corner well hidden and sheltered from the wind. Lobuche has about 6-8 Lodges.

7-8 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Today to the final destination at the foot of Mt. Everest, the first-hour walk is gradual up the valley at the end of the grassy field.  A short downhill reaches Gorakshep located on the flat field below Kalapatthar at 5,545m and Mt.Pumori at 7,145m. Gorakshep has three teahouses.  Everest Base Camp is lively during the high expedition season. On reaching the foot of the world’s highest peak, after an enjoyable time walk back to Gorakshep for the overnight stop.

5-6 Hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

On the morning climb to Kalapatthar, on reaching the top ridge of Kalapatthar a small rocky peak from the southwest ridge of Mt.Pumori, with incredible views Mt. Everest looks close between the peak of Nuptse and Lho-la and Lhotse with surrounding high snow-capped giants. After a good walk reach you at Lobuche for the overnight stop.

6-7 hours walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After a great walk completing high scenic two passes, the path leads to another absolute wilderness away from the main trekking area.  The trek follows the upper moraine and towards the Khumbu glacier. The path is zig-zag and is carefully in case of fallen rocks slide, then climbs steeply till Kogma-la Pass, the highest pass of this trip, the walk leads higher up and then descends towards the glacial pond and the walk leads on the rocks and moraine path most of the way till Chhukhung.

6-7 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After a wonderful time here with views of the snow-capped peaks DP Treks route climbs and contours around the west side of the Imjatse Khola River valley offering excellent views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Nuptse-Lhotse wall, the paths are nice, and wide, after few hours of good walk reaching at Pangboche village via Dingboche. From Pangboche trek heads downhill towards Imjatse River, after crossing the bridge a gradual walk brings you back to green vegetation and tree lines, and a short half-hour climb reaches Tengboche for the overnight stop, a wonderful spot with views and Monastery.

6-7 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Camping Tent

Journey back to Namche and towards Lukla, the trail at Sanasa a junction where the path from Khumjung, Gokyo, and Namche joins, from here the route follows on the main busy path, as the walk winds all the way to Namche Bazaar on reaching Namche Bazaar retrace the journey back Monjo for the overnight camp at Monjo, located just near the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit gate.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The last day of this great adventure is a nice walk to Lukla, enjoying the lush green scenery around, apart from a few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla takes about an hour from the old big oak tree. On reaching Lukla, prepare for the last day dinner and party with Sherpa staff, porters, and trekking members.

45m fly and 30m drive BB Plan Hotel/Resort

The flight time to Kathmandu is in the morning sometimes the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reasons, as the flight time takes about 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks can be seen during the flight. At Kathmandu air terminal, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff receives and transfers you back to your respective hotels.

A free day in Kathmandu, inform Nepal Dream Path Treks staff for a short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Today as per your international flight time, Nepal Drea Path Treks staff transferred you to the airport for your final departure from this high-magic Himalayan country, Nepal.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it means worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Tooth pest/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleecy jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Trekking Crampon (If you are going to do a trek in winter then you need a Crampon for your trekking.)

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival and departure transfers are as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard Accommodation in the cities and tea houses on the trek.
  • Full-day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters, and other support staff as per your requirement and our agreed price.
  • National Park Fee.
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • General First-Aid Kits for All.
  • All taxes and fees are required for the program.
  • Welcome drinks at hotels.
  • Farewell dinner
  • Insurance for staff.
  • Double Bag with our company names.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water, etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gear is not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staff.
  • Personal first aid kit.

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 1 Reviews

remo wane

Three passes


We are 5 people and do Everest three passes with Nepal Dream Path Treks & Expedition. We enjoyed very much in our trek. Ishor is the guide who known three passes very well and he is very energetic. I highly recommend this company for the trekking in Nepal and you are lucky to have a guide like Ishor.

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