Everest three pass trek provides the ultimate trekking experience in the Everest region, crossing three passes over 5000 m, each offering amazing scenery and views. The three pass hike is the ultimate Everest experience. This route combines all the highlights – both in terms of the view of the mountains and the local Sherpa culture – into a complete journey through the Everest region.
Remember, the three pass trek is one of the most challenging tea house hikes in Nepal. The clockwise variant described in this itinerary follows the route northwest through the Dudh Koshi Valley and the village of Thame before reaching the first pass of the three passes – Renjo La. We pass Gokyo as we head east towards the second pass: Cho La, which takes us to the city of Lobuche. From Lobuche, we hike north to Gorakshep – our base while visiting Everest Base Camp and the Kala Patthar viewpoint.
The way back to Lukla leads over the third and last pass, Kongma La to Chhukung before joining the classic route to Lukla. In the last days of the three pass trek, it’s relatively easy to return to Lukla, where our flight awaits us to take us back to Kathmandu.
☛ Three pass guarantees stunning views of Mt. Everest and other 8000 m mountains.
☛ Experience the most dramatic short distance flight to Lukla airport.
☛ Get around Namche Bazaar, one of the highest location local markets in the world.
☛ Experience true local hospitality in authentic villages on the route.
☛ Learn about local Sherpa people, their culture, and lifestyle.