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Three Pass Trek (Everest Base Camp)

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Trip Code : DH/Er-01
Destination : Three Pass Trek (Everest Base Camp)
Duration : 19 days
Grading : Moderate grading info
Best Season : October to November and March to May
Three Pass Trek is one of the famous and most thrilling adventurous treks in Everest region of Nepal, which offers us amazing sceneries of entire snow-capped peaks. We will cross over 5000m altitude, they are Chola-La (5420m), Renjo La (5446m) and Kongma La (5535m). On the apex of the Three Pass Trek of Everest region let you admire the amazing scenery and magnificent views. During the pleasant trail you will get chances to have a striking close view of four famous mountains; Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-yu (8201m), Makalu (8463m) and Lhotse (8516m) which are over eight thousand altitudes. This trekking is one of the great opportunities for those, who are crazy adventure lovers and can enjoy the beauty of the region. Three Pass Trek provides an opportunity to visit seven superb destinations over 5000 meters, they are Everest Base Camp, Renjo La, Chola, Kongmala, Chukung Ri, Gokyo Ri, and Kalapathar.

The popular and stunning views of Everest Base camp, Renjo pass, Gokyo Ri, Gokyo Lakes, Kalapatthar, Namche Bazaar and so on throughout the trail makes your trekking one of the sweet memory in your life. Not only that it is also great opportunity to learn and acknowledge the legendary Sherpa culture and their lifestyle. The route through Three pass trek also let you witness isolated and undamaged Nangpa La Valley, the beautiful Sherpa village of Marlung and the ancient monastery village of Thame.

This adventurous trek of three pass trek begins with an exciting flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, we will officially start our trail to Everest Base Camp. During the trail, you will stay at Namche Bazaar for acclimation and complete your trail by coming down to Lukla via Thyangboche monastery by making a big circle to complete the three passes.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2820m) trek to Pakhding (2640m)
Day 04: Pakhding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m)
Day 06: Thame (3800m) to Lumde (4380m)
Day 07: Lumde (4380m) to Gokyo (5480m) via Renjo La Pass(5340m)
Day 08: Gokyo Ri (5480m) to Dragnak
Day 09: Dragnak to Dzongla (4830m) via crossing Cho La Pass
Day 10: Dzongla to Gorak Shep(5165m)
Day 11: Gorak Shep - morning Kalapathar (5545m) return back to Gorak Shep, (5164m) breakfast and trek to Lobuche(4970m)
Day 12: Lobuche to Chhukung (4730m) via Kongma la Pass (5535m)
Day 13: Chhukung to Dingboche(4410m)
Day 14: Dingboche to Tengboche(4410m)
Day 15: Tengboche (4410m) to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 16: Namche Bazaar (3440m) to Lukla
Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu
Day18: Kathmandu rest Day and Farewell dinner
Day19: Final Departure



  • Leave the crowds of the Everest Base Camp trek behind
  • Trek a circuit around the entire Everest region
  • Lukla
  • Panoramic views of high mountains
  • Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu and Imja Tse
  • Everest Base Camp

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu – pick upon arrival

As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will greet you and drop you at your hotel. In the evening, our representative will provide you with a brief explanation of the Three Pass Trek. You will stay overnight at hotel.

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla trek to Pakhding

Next morning, after early breakfast we will take a domestic flight to Lukla. Around thirty-five minutes of scenic flight lets, you have a picturesque aerial mountains views and take you to the beautiful Lukla. As you reach to Lukla you will explore a Lukla and you can officially begin your trail towards Bhaise Kharka. It is few up-downs to get into Phakding going through a lot of prayer Rocks. As you will reach Pakhding, you can be fresh yourself and, in the evening, you can explore the Village and stay overnight at Pakhding.

Day 3 : Pakhding to Namche Bazaar

Today, after early the breakfast, we will head toward Namche Bazaar. The trail passes through a charming pine forest, along the Dudh Koshi River you will cross frequent suspension bridges and make a gentle trail to the Monjo and Jorsole. Further trail lets you enter Sagarmatha National Park. After showing entry pass you will get chances to view shining Mt. Thamserku (6618m). And cross another suspension bridge and proceed forward to the Tenzing-Hillary suspension bridge. In the meantime you will have an extraordinary view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru. Around three hours of walking through the pine forest take you to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 4 : Namche Acclimatization

Today it’s a scheduled acclimatization day of the trek. Due to intense mountain sickness, you will stay as a rest day in Namche Bazaar and explore the Namche Bazaar. Today you will visit Museum, visit Khumjung town and Kongde town. You can appreciate the stunning view of Mt. Everest and its surrounding tops along with Sherpa’s unique culture and tradition. Namche Bazaar has ATM’s, Restaurant, bakery and colorful market.

Day 5 : Namche Bazaar to Tame

We start after our breakfast and prepare to head to Tame. The route brings us to left of Namche, it will bring us up with amazing views of the Bhote Khosi that runs like a snake below us. The views are absolute amazing from up here. Great mountains such as the Komde, Sundar Peak and the Kongderi. After the path brings up we will reach a flat part with small ups and downs. This trail leads all the way through green pine forests. This forest is filled with amazing wildlife and we get many chances to see the gorgeous Daphne bird. After the forest we reach our first settlement of Thame where we can take a short break. Now we will cross the Bhote Khosi using the suspension bridge, now the trail leads us for about 30 minutes upwards till Tame Village for our overnight stay.

Day 6 : Tame to Lumde

We start todays beautiful trek with a gentle hike across the moraine along an old trading route that leads to Tibet. Following this trail the path will ascent up until Lumde, our overnight destination of the day.

Day 7 : Lumde to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass

We start today with an early breakfast and preparation to ascend our first pass, the Renjo La. The trail ascends higher and higher bringing us direct to the Renjo La. We will move slowly so we do not tire ourselves, but once we reach the pass the glittering Gokyo Lake awaits us. Along with the giants Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and the Ngozummpa Glacier the view can’t get any better than this. We head downwards for about 3 hours and reach Gokyo our overnight destination.

Day 8 : Gokyo Ri to Dragnak

Climb tough at the edge of Dudhkoshi river bank is Gokyo Ri. One of the routes leading to Everest Basecamp, numerous trekkers picked Gokyo trail to explore the region of Himalayas. It is dominatingly Buddhist region and one of the most amazing settlements in the world. You will observe mountain peaks including Everest and its neighboring mountains. In the afternoon we head for Dragnak, a trail leads us through the Ngozummpa glacier and leads us to Dragnak. Overnight stay at Dragnak.

Day 9 : Dragnak to Dzongla via crossing Cho La Pass

Today is going to be the toughest day of the trek. The trail is upright and the rocks glazed by ice may make the trail slippery.  The trail from Phedi ascends through a ravine and a rocky trail. After a strenuous climb, we reach the top of the Cho-La Pass draped with prayer flags. We can view amazing panorama views of the Ama Dablam with a height over 6000 meters, the Cholatse (6335m), and the Lobuche East (6119m). We need to cross through some splits before we reach Dzongla village. Overnight in Dzongla.

Day 10 : Dzongla to Gorak Shep

We first descend to Dzongla passing a couple of lakes and then ascend on the moraines alongside the Khumbu Glacier towards Lobuche. We continue on a challenging trail, waking on the rocky, icy and slippery ridge of the Lobuche Glacier and the Khumbu Glacier to reach Gorakshep. In Gorakshep we can see clear views of the Everest before we call it a night. Overnight in Gorakshep.

Day 11 : Gorak Shep - morning Kalapathar (5545m) return back to Gorak Shep, breakfast and trek to Lobuche

Today, early morning, we will make an epic climb to Kalapathar which is situated at the altitude of 5,545m and it is a point from where we will view sensational Himalayan vistas all around. The trail is not so easy enough even though the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. Kalapatthar offers you authentic and magnificent views of Himalayas. After viewing breathtaking Himalayan, we will trek down to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 12 : Lobuche to Chhukung via Kongma la Pass

Today we leave early to head for our last Pass the Kongma La Pass. The most part of the trek will ascending and along descend to Chhukung. At the Pass we have amazing views of the Pumori and the Nupse Himal. During our descend we pass the italian high- altitude research pyramid. Another ascending bypass bringing us to the valley and a path that leads us to chhukung our overnight destination.

Day 13 : Chhukung to Dingboche

Today, after early breakfast, we will trek from Chukkung to Dingboche, around four hours of an awesome mountain climb. We will have a pleasant walk through the stone walled fields and alpine landscapes. While walking through the valley, Lhotse towers will be to our right side and Ama Dablam to our left side. Somepoint during our trail we reach yak herdsman’s place called Bibre. While walking we can see summer huts made especially for storing livestock in the summer. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 14 : Dingboche to Tengboche

Tengboche, home to the Tengboche monastery a refuge to some a paradise to others. We start after breakfast and head downwards towards Dingboche. The trail is pleasant and gives us some last great views of the mighty Solokumba Himalayas. After reaching Tengboche we can take a rest and visit the ancient serene Monastary. Overnight at Tengboche.

Day 15 : Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Today, our trail drops down to the Dudh Koshi River and cross the suspension bridge. Our trail passes through Phunki Thenka and reaches to Kyanjuma. TheTrail rises up to Sanasa from where we reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 16 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla

After Breakfast, we trek down and cross the Dudh Koshi River. This is the beginning of the most beautiful and wonderful trekking experience. From there, we trek towards Phakding from the riverside. This finally leads you back to Lukla.

Day 17 : Lukla Fly back to Kathmandu

Around 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Our tour guide will transfer you to your hotel. Free time to explore Kathmandu.

Day 18 : Kathmandu Relaxing day

A leisure day in Kathmandu which can be used for exploring. You can visit holy temples like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath and many more.

Day 19 : Kathmandu departure

Our airport representative will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours before your flight.

What's included

  • Airport Pick up and Drop BY Private Vehicles.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • Accommodation and Food during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and Tee / Coffee each meal).
  • National park entry permits and TIMS Permit.
  • Guide/ Porter/ Other supporting Staff during the trek and necessary Equipment Insurance and ground transport for Staff.
  • Air Fare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • Medicine kit.
  • All Nepal Government Tax and Service Charge.

What's not included

  • Drink bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Client’s personal insurance.
  • Personal Equipment
  • All personal expenses.
  • Rescue charge.
  • Tips, donations and Temple/ Monastery entry fee.
  • Excess baggage’s charges in domestic flights.


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Client Reviews

2019 haben wir einen Nepaltrip mit Hari und sein Team verwirklicht. Hari hat uns im Vorfeld geführt, denn wir können zwar die Annapurna umrunden, aber auch möglichst viel in den Seitentälern wandern. Er hat für uns eine Route durch das Nhar-Phu-Tal und auch zum Tilicho-See aus dem und dem Krieg für uns genau richtig. Die Vorbereitung, die Umsetzung, die Kunst wie Hari auf unsere Wünsche Wünsche ist ist Krieg - wir Ebene mit Hari auf jeden Herbst eine weitere Tour.


Köln, Deutschland

In May 2019, my father and I, did a trekking in Mustang with Hari Kumar Khatri as a guide and the “Mannschaft”: Nabin, Biman, Shatiman and Harkha. The trekking lasted about 20 days and we basically always slept in tends: sometimes outside the houses of the villagers and sometimes in the middle of nowhere.
Unfortunately, especially in the southern part of the Upper Mustang, people are building many roads which are literally destroying the landscape. But thanks to the knowledge of Hari of this territory, we were able to avoid the majority of the roads consequently avoiding other tourists and the traffic.
Overall, the trekking was very well organized. I really appreciated the fact that we were able to adapt the itinerary according to our preferences even during the trekking! I must add that Hari is not only a good guide but also a great cook!
This was my second trek with Hari and once again I really enjoyed it and I would for sure recommend him as a guide to somebody interested in doing a trekking in Nepal.
Thank you Hari and the Mannschaft for the great trekking and happy moments!
Valentina and Reto



Wir (2Pers.) haben im Oktober/November 2019, mit Nabin als Guide, den Manaslu Trekk und das Tsum Valley gemacht. Organisation und Durchführung der Reise waren top.Die Kommunikation im Vorfeld mit Hari hat auch bestens geklappt. Es war ein unvergesslicher Urlaub und ich werde bestimmt nochmal nach Nepal kommen und dann auch wieder mit dieser Agentur unterwegs sein.
Liebe Grüße an das ganze Team




Charming Guide Adventure Trek Pvt. Ltd. 
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