THE ULTIMATE EVEREST TREK IN NEPAL’S KHUMBU REGION
- Explore the beautiful lakes of Gokyo
- The Ultimate Mount Everest Trek
- Hiking through the main valleys of the Khumbu
- Cross the Renjo La, Cho La & Kongma La passes
- Visit Everest Base Camp & Khumbu Icefall
- Climb Kala Pattar (18,188 feet) and Gokyo Ri (17,585 feet)
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. We find ourselves crossing 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, over the Renjo La Pass to 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.
The Three Passes of Mount Everest Lodge Trek is part of our Epic Himalayan Journey Series! These trips are led by one of our experienced trekking guides and represent the gourmet trekking offerings of the great Himalayan Range. In 2023, we are able to arrange this trek starting on any day of the week during the months of late March through May and late September through November for groups of 1 to 12 people. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a detailed day to day Trip Itinerary.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu or afternoon drive to Ramechap. Hotel.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding. 3 hour trek.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar. 5 to 6 hour trek.
Day 5: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trek to Thame. 12,530ft. 4 to 5 hour trek.
Day 7: Rest and exploration day in Thame.
Day 8: Trek to Marlung. 13,780ft. 4 hour trek.
Day 9: Exploration hike towards Nangpa La pass.
Day 10: Over the Renjo La Pass (17,520ft).
Day 11: Hike Gokyo Ri and Dragnak. 4 hour trek.
Day 12: Over the Cho La Pass (17,780ft). 8 hour trek.
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (16,865ft). 6 hour trek.
Day 14: Everest Base Camp (17,515ft). 6 hour trek.
Day 15: Hike Kala Pattar (18,188ft) to Lobuche.
Day 16: Kongma La (18,159ft) to Dingboche.
Day 17: Trek to Deboche (12,136ft). 5 hour trek.
Day 18: Trek to Monjo (9,200 feet) via Tengboche. 5 to 6 hour trek.
Day 19: Trek to Lukla. 5 hours of trekking.
Day 20: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu or fly to Ramechap and drive to Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 21: Sightseeing and independent activities in Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 22: Transfer to the airport for your return flight.