Everest Three Pass Trek

The Everest Three Pass Trek is one of the most popular treks in the Khumbu region, making a complete circuit high-level trek across 3 significant passes to link the valleys of Thame, Gokyo and Dingboche. From Namche Bazaar, we cross the course of the Bhote Khosi River towards Tibet before turning eastwards to cross the spectacular Renjo La (5340m). We then hike up-valley to reach Gokyo Valley, where we have a free day to trek up-valley to the ‘Fifth Lake’ and can climb to the top of Gokyo Ri. Next, crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier, we climb up and over the Cho La (5420m) before reaching Everest base camp and its dramatic viewpoint summit Kala Patar (5550m).

Finally, our walkout takes us through Kongma La (5535m) and continues our descent via Dingboche and Pangboche before returning to Namche Bazar and Lukla, our starting point. This makes it an ideal holiday for experienced trekkers looking to visit Everest base camp but wish to avoid crowds and experience authentic Sherpa culture.

Brief Itinerary View in full

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
  • Day 3Trek to Namche Bazar
  • Day 4Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar
  • Day 5Trek to Thame
  • Day 6Trek to Marulung
  • Day 7Acclimatisation day at Marlung
  • Day 8Trek to Gokyo via Renjo La pass
  • Day 9Acclimatization to Gokyo Ri
  • Day 10Trek to Dragnag
  • Day 11Trek to Dzongla via Chola Pass
  • Day 12Trek to Lobuche
  • Day 13Trek to Gorakshep and hike to Everest Basecamp/Kalapathar
  • Day 14Trek to Lobuche after an Everest Basecamp/Kalapathar
  • Day 15Trek to Dingboche crossing Kongma La pass
  • Day 16Trek to Namche Bazar via Tengboche Monastery
  • Day 17Trek to Lukla
  • Day 18Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 19Contingency day for unpredicted delays
  • Day 20Final Departure