Everest Three Pass Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01 Welcome to Kathmandu (1360m/4462ft)

    You will be welcomed by one of our team members at the airport. He will take you to your hotel and help you settle in. After that, he will tell you the plan for the rest of the day. You have a few spare hours before the welcome dinner that you can use to relax and get used to Nepal's time & climate. During your welcome dinner, you will meet with your guide, and he will inform you about the trip.

    • Meals: welcome dinner
    • Accommodation: 3 star hotel
    • Place: Thamel, Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1360m/4462ft
  • Day 02 Explore Kathmandu (1360m/4462ft) - 4/5 hours day tour

    Waking up early in the morning with the rich aroma of coffee and organic breakfast, we will begin our guided Kathmandu city tour. The first landmark that we will visit is the Pashupatinath Temple, which is a sacred Hindu temple. Boudhanath is nearby this temple, and therefore, it is our next stop. Boudhanath is the biggest stupa in Nepal. Further, our tour includes the famous monkey temple, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. While we are on tour, the company will arrange all the necessary permits. In the evening, we will arrange our gears and hope ourselves with the stories & pictures of the trek.

    • Meals: only breakfast
    • Accommodation: hotel
    • Place: Thamel , Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1360m/4462ft
  • Day 03 Fly to Lukla (2840m/9320ft) and trek to Phakding (2652m/8700ft) -3/4 hours

    This morning, we will fly to Lukla. The flight will be 35 minutes long, and we will get witness a fantastic view of the Himalayan range. From Lukla, we will descend down to Cheplung village, which will welcome us with beautiful views of Mt. Khumbila (5,761 m). Further, trekking through the forested trail, we will reach Phakding for the night stay. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Phakding
    • Altitude: 2618m/8589ft
  • Day 04 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft) - 5/6 hours

    Trekking across a river, we will go through lush forests of blue pine & rhododendron. We will then cross Dudh Koshi river at Benkar from where we will get to see the marvelous view of Kusum Kanguru, Mt. Thamserku, and various other mountains. Further, we will climb on a relatively difficult trail and reach the meeting point of Bhote Koshi river and Dudh Koshi river. From here, we cross a thrilling suspension bridge and ascend to reach Namche Bazar. We will get to see excellent views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and other Himalayan mountains from here. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Day 05 Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar (3440m /11286ft) - 34/5 hours hike

    Today is our acclimatization day in Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is the biggest Sherpa residence area of Khumbu region as well as the most commercial place. There are a lot of things that can be done here and one day is surely not enough. We can hike up to Everest View Hotel for outstanding views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), or visit Khumjung Hillary School, Sherpa Culture Museum, and Everest Photo Gallery to take a deep insight into the daily life, culture & tradition of the locals residing here. Moreover, We can also traverse the colorful market, several shops, cafes, and restaurants. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Day 06 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12664ft) -4/5 hours

    Today, we will trek to Tengboche village where we will visit Tengboche monastery. Our visit to this monastery will let us take a step closer into the spiritual mind of the locals. Tengboche monastery is the region largest and the oldest monastery. Moreover, we will also get to see one of the excellent views of Mt.Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Kantega (6,782 m), and other mountains from here. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Tngboche
    • Altitude: 3860m/12664ft
  • Day 07 Tengboche to Dingboche (4420m/14501ft) -4/5 hours

    We will trek through lush forests of rhododendron, fir, birch, and juniper. The trail will take us to Imja Khola that we will cross via a bridge. From here, we will ascend and reach Pangboche from here closer views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m) can be seen. Following alpine hillside, we will cross Imja Khola second time and reach Dingboche, the Summer Valley, of Khumbu region. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4420m/14501ft
  • Day 08 Dingboche: Acclimatization (4420m/14501ft) -4/5 hours day trip

    Another acclimatization day, and this time, we will be traversing Dingboche. Dingboche is a picturesque village enclosed by walls to protect potatoes, barley, and buckwheat field from freezing wind and animals. We have the option to hike either to Chukkung or Nagarjun Hill for gorgeous landscape as well as high mountain view. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4410m/14501ft
  • Day 09 Dingboche to Chukhung (4730m/15518ft) -3/4 hours

    Leaving Dingboche behind, we will walk through stone walled fields. On the way, we will see Mt. Lhotse on our left and Mt. Ama Dablam on our right. From here, we will reach a place called Bibre, which is a yak herdsman place. The trail further will present us stunning view of Island Peak and lead us to Chukhung village where we will stop for the night.

    After Lunch, We might take an opportunity to hike to the rocky knoll of Chhukung Ri at 5546m, which offers stunning views of Lhotse (8,516 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m) and several others including Baruntse (7,129 m).

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Chukhung
    • Altitude: 4730m/15518ft
  • Day 10 Chukhung rest day (4730m/15518ft)

    We will take plenty of rest days during our trek so that we can complete this trek without any issues. Moreover, these rest days also give us enough time to admire the beauty of this region. In Chukhung, we can ascend up to the Island Peak Base Camp (4,970 m) to see captivating view of the region. Trekking along the Lhotse glacier, we will pass by the bloated water of Imja Lake. We can see the south face of Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m) in the north, Amphu Lapcha & high ice walls in the south, and eastern face of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m) in the southwest. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Chukhung
    • Altitude: 4730m/15518ft
  • Day 11 Chukhung to Lobuche (4910m/ 16108ft)via Kongma La (5535m/18159ft) - 8/9 hours

    Today, we are going to cross the first pass of this trek, Kongma La Pass(5535m/18160ft). The trekking time will be the same as any other day, but the rugged trail will exhaust us. However, the gorgeous landscape will accompany us throughout the trail. There are two routes from Chukhung to reach Lobuche while crossing the pass. The first one is ascending over a hill to the northwest of Chukhung over the moraine of the Nuptse glacier. Whereas the second route takes us back to Bible and follows the high trail above Niyang Khola. Looking at the situation i.e. climate we will follow either of the trails and reach Lobuche.

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Lobuche
    • Altitude: 4910m/16108ft
  • Day 12 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m/16961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) -7/8 hours

    Trekking along a lateral moraine of Khumbu glacier, we will get to see the crest of the north ridge of Everest along with Nuptse, Pumori, Lingtern, Khumbutse, and many others. Further, we will ascend and reach Gorak Shep. We are already walking on the high altitude and gaining more altitude with every single step, which makes the ascend challenging. Fighting with thin air, we will pass by rocky dunes, moraine, and streams to reach Everest Base Camp(5364m/17598ft). EBC will welcome us with rejuvenating ambiance, the world's high mountains, and striking white & gray landscape. Spending a few hours, we will descend down to Gorak Shep for the night stay.

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Gorakshep
    • Altitude: 5170m/16964ft
  • Day 13 Gorak Shep to Lobuche(4910m/16108ft)via Kala Patthar (5545m/18992ft) -7/8 hours

    We will wake up early in the morning to see splendid sunrise from Kala Patthar's(5545m/18192ft) viewpoint. Trekking in the pre-dawn gloom on a steep rugged and glacial trail, we will reach Kala Patthar from where we will get to see one of the pretty sunrises of our life. Moreover, Kala Patthar also offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m). After spending some time at this viewpoint, we will trek down to Lobuche for a good night's stay.

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: LObuche
    • Altitude: 4910m/16108ft
  • Day 14 Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15840ft) -4/5 hours

    The trek begins with a downhill walk along the Khumbu glacier. We will come across two routes and follow the trail that goes on our right. Further, on the way, we will get to see the view of Awi Peak and pass by stupa, gompas, and tombstones. The trail ascends and passes by small lakes. Crossing the Chola Khola, we reach Dzongla. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Dzongla
    • Altitude: 4830m/15846ft
  • Day 15 Trek to Gokyo(4790m/15715ft) via Cho La pass (5420m/17782ft) -8/9 hours

    Today is another exciting and difficult trekking day as we will cross another pass. As we will begin trekking, we get to see Cho La Lake along with Mt. Ama (6,812 m) on the south and Mt. Cholatse (6,440 m) in the west. The trail slowly becomes worse. Ascending over a trail covered with loose boulders, we will reach the top of the Cho La Pass(5420m/17782ft). After a hard climb, we will be rewarded with an irresistible view of the surrounding. From here, we will descend down to Thangnak. Further, trekking along the edge of Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal, we reach Gokyo village for the night stay.

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Gokyo valley
    • Altitude: 4790m/15715ft
  • Day 16 Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5360m/17585ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes -5/6 hours

    Today, we will hike up to Gokyo Ri(5360m/17585ft) for an incredible mountain view. We also have an alternative to hiking to the fourth and fifth Gokyo lake located around 3 km north of Gokyo village. At the 5th lake, we can hike to Scoundrel's Viewpoint from where striking views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Makalu (8481 m), and Gyachung Kang (7,952 m) can be seen. After spending some time at Gokyo Ri, we will descend down to Gokyo village for a night stay. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Gokyo
    • Altitude: 4790m/15715ft
  • Day 17 Gokyo to Lungde (4380m/14370ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17580ft) -8/9 hours

    We will begin trekking early in the morning. Trekking along the Dudh Pokhari, we will descend down to Renjo La(5340m/17520ft) pass. On the way, we will get to see a wonderful view of Rolwaling and the Himalayan range. From Renjo La Pass, we will get to see an excellent view of Gokyo village and Gokyo Lakes. Further, we will descend down stone staircases and trek to reach the south bank of Angladumba Tsho Lake. From here, the trail will take us to Lungde where we will stay overnight.

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Lungde
    • Altitude: 4380m/14370ft
  • Day 18 Lungde to Thame (3800m/12470ft) -3/4 hours

    After having breakfast, we will descend down to Marulung. From here, we will follow the route that was used by Tibetan traders centuries ago. Further, crossing Bhote Koshi River, we will descend down to Taranga and continue descending. Before reaching Thame, we will again cross two bridges.

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Thame
    • Altitude: 3800m/12470ft
  • Day 19 Thame to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft) - 4/5 hours

    Today, the trail is going to be short and easy. Descending down through forested paths and small villages, we will reach Namche Bazar. We will have enough time on our hands to relax and taste delicious food or explore places we have missed the last time. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Nanche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Day 20 Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2652m/8700ft) -4/5 hours

    Descending down through the lush forests and rugged trail, we will reach Phakding village where we will stay overnight. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Phakding
    • Altitude: 2618m/8590ft
  • Day 21 Phakding to Lukla (2860m/9320ft) -3/4 hours

    We will cross a thrilling bridge and ascend through dense forest. The trail will take us back to Lukla where we stay overnight. Today, we will also celebrate our success of the trip.

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: guesthouse
    • Place: Lukla
    • Altitude: 2840m/9318ft
  • Day 22 Depart Kathmandu (1360m/4462ft) -35 minuets flight

    After a light morning tea/coffee, we will fly back to Kathmandu with splendid views of the Himalayan range. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will drive to our hotel. Rest of the day is free for us to explore the market and do shopping. In the evening, we will go on a farewell dinner.

    • Meals: dinner
    • Accommodation: hotel
    • Place: Thamel
    • Altitude: 1360m/4462