Everest Three Pass Trek in Nepal

Andy CrisconiHimalayan Trekking Tours

The Ultimate Everest Trek! The Mount Everest National Park has been a popular destination for trekkers and climbers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950’s. Our Three Passes of Mount Everest Lodge Trek includes the crossing of the Cho La, Renjo La Pass and Kongma La passes and provides a high-altitude challenge for the hiker looking to get off the beaten path and away from the crowds. This trek offers unique views of the spectacular mountain scenery in the Everest region, as we find ourselves crossing the park’s three high passes: the Renjo La (17,521ft/5,340m), the Cho La (17,777ft/5,420m) and the Kongma La (18,159ft/5,536m). We will also have the option of hiking to the top of two viewpoint summits: Gokyo Ri (17,585ft/5,360m) and Kala Pattar (18,188ft/5,545m). At Namche Bazaar, we deviate off the beaten track into the little-traveled Bhote Koshi Valley and over the Renjo La Pass to the beautiful Gokyo Lakes. From Lobuche we will visit Everest Base Camp before returning to Gorek Shep and hiking to the top of Kala Pattar the following morning. These seldom-trekked detours allow us to make a unique linking from Namche Bazaar to the Gokyo Valley and on to Mount Everest Base Camp. All three high passes and both mountain summits offer superb views of the snow-capped giants of the Khumbu, including Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse and Makalu. The unrivaled scenery and solitude of these dramatic mountain valleys are well worth the effort of this demanding trek.

Views like this can only be seen when trekking to Everest Base Camp