Cho La Pass

Everest 3 High Pass Trekking

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What You'll Do
  • Ultimate circuit of adventure in the Everest Region, which includes Everest Base Camp
  • Crossing three of Nepal’s highest trekking passes - all over 5,300m
  • Ascending Kala Pathar and Gokyo Ri for magnificent panorama views of some of the world’s eight-thousanders mountains
  • Soaking up the tranquility of Gokyo’s sacred lakes
  • Immersing in Buddhist culture and enjoying Sherpa hospi
This is one of the difficult trek in Everest Region. Crossing three spectacular high passes between 5,330m and 5,535m, spectacular mountain views makes this trek both challenging and rewarding that will left with memories to cherish all life long.
What to Expect
Day 1 - Arrive in Kathmandu. At Kathmandu International Airport, you will be met by a Trek Nepal representative and transferred to your hotel. There will be a full tour briefing in the evening. Permit sort out day.

Day 2 - Fly to Lukla (45mins) and trek to Monjo Alt. 2,840m / 9,315ft. (4 1/2 hrs)

An early morning mountain flight to Lukla (2,840m) with spectacular views of Gauri Shankar (7,135m), Melungtse (7,181m) and Numbur (6959m), takes us to our gateway to Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes and the land of Sherpas and their renowned hospitality. Our trek heads northwards through the village of Lukla, descending to Ghat along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi (‘Milk River’), followed by a gentle climb and level meandering walk to Phakding. With a slight incline to the trail we arrive in Monjo.

Day 3 - Trek to Namche Bazaar Alt. 3,440m / 11,283ft. (5hrs)

Continuing along the bank of Dudh Kosi, the trail climbs through forests of rhododendron and giant pines to Jorsale. Shortly after completing check post formalities we cross the Dudh Kosi via a large suspension bridge to start a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar, ‘Sherpa Capital’, is situated in a crescent amphitheatre that towers above two great valleys, Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi, and offers stunning view of the mountains across the valley.

Day 4 - Acclimatization day.

Today is an acclimatization day to allow us to adjust to the high altitude. Explore the local market, observe the local culture, walk up to the Everest viewpoint or simply relax. Time is available to make an excursion to either the village of Thamo or Syangboche.

Day 5 - Trek to Tyangboche (2hrs exploring) trek to Debuche Alt. 3,820m / 12,529ft. (5hrs)

There is a steep descent taking us through a forest towards the bridge over the Dudh Kosi. The climb steepens as we approach Tyangboche, which opens up to breathtaking views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Taboche. Tyangboche, famous for its legendary monastery, is the largest in Khumbu. There is time to visit both the monastery and museum. On we continue to Deboche.

Day 6 - Trek to Dingboche Alt. 4,410m / 14,465ft. (4 1/2 hrs)

The route today is a steep descent through meadows and a pine forest towards a small bridge over the Imja Khola, followed by a steady climb to Dingboche with spectacular views of Ama Dablam. En route we pass through Pangboche the home of the most ancient monastery in the region and the Gompa which houses the famous Yeti scalp.

Day 7 - Acclimatization day.

Our second acclimatization day, you can either explore the village and surrounding area or simply relax and watch the world go by. There is a guided excursion to explore the Imaj Khola valley with a walk to Nagarjun Ri.

Day 8 - Trek to Chhukung and Chhukung Ri (peak) Alt. 4,730m / 15,514ft. (4 1/2 hrs)

Away from Dingboche the trail ascends steeply along a rocky arid path to Chhukung. After exploring the village, lunching and resting we make our way along another steep rocky trail to Chhukung Ri at 5,546m. Immediately we are captivated by Lhotse, the fourth highest peak in the world, Ama Dablam, Island Peak and Thamserku.

Day 9 - Trek over Kongma La Pass (5,535m) and trek to Labuche Alt. 4,910m / 16,104ft. (6 1/2 hrs)

An early morning start as we cross our first pass Kongma La at 5,535m. As we take a side valley towards the pass the first part of the trail is fairly level before a short steep ascent, on a narrow path, taking between 4 and 5 hours that brings us to the pass’s summit. The top of the pass is adorned with prayer flags and from east to west we have a breathtaking view of peaks and glaciers including Lobuche East and West. The trail descends steeply away from the pass bringing us to the Khumbu glacier, which we cross, negotiating our way through the moraines to reach the pastures of Labuche.

Day 10 - Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) trek to Gorakshep Alt. 5,140m / 16,859ft. (8hrs)

Another early morning start as the trail continues to follow the Khumbu Glacier northwards towards Gorakshep and then on to Everest Base Camp. The moraines make the path awkward to traverse. Pomo Ri looms into view as we approach Gorakshep whilst to our right Nuptse raises in a sheer spire and behind it an elusive sight of Everest. A descent brings us to Gorakshep (5,140m) where we lunch and rest before embarking on the trail to Everest Base Camp.

Day 11 - Ascend Kala Pathar (5,554m) and trek to Zongla Alt. 4,830m / 15,842ft. (8hrs)

In terms of incredible breathtaking scenery, today is the highlight. It is another early morning start to see dawn break and capture this magnificent daily event as Everest and surrounding peaks reveal themselves. An intricate ascending route which threads its way through crevasses and over moraine ridges. At Kala Pathar’s summit (5,554m) there is an unforgettable panorama: Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and the impressive black pyramid of Everest.

We retrace our steps to Gorakshep and trek down to our destination via Labuche passing a number of streams to the grazing pastures of Zongla, a small village that sits at the foot of Cholatse (6,335m).

Day 12 - Trek over Cho La Pass (5,330m) and trek to Thagnag Alt. 4,700m / 15,416ft. (5hrs)

An early start for the trek over the Cho La (5,330m) pass; with spectacular wilderness between Zongla and our destination. Crossing a small glacier that is usually covered in snow is reasonably straightforward as we continue the ascent to Cho La’s summit; this is also often snow-covered. A steep descent is made to Thagnag along a moraine and rock trail to a boulder field and then on down to the small hamlet where we will stay for the night.

Day 13 - Trek to Gokyo Alt. 4,790m / 15,711ft. (2hrs)

Leaving Thagnag the trail takes us along the eastern side of Gokyo Valley. At the top of the moraine overlooking the Nagjumba Glacier we climb down beside a tributary which leads us to the sacred perfect turquoise waters of the Third Gokyo Lake where Gokyo village, a small settlement, lies on its shores.

Day 14 - Exploration day (explore 5th Lake and Gokyo Ri (5,360m)

We start early this morning to ascend Gokyo Ri, a small peak above Gokyo village and lakes. The views on the way up are fantastic but in no way prepares you for the 360 º view at the summit. In front of you are Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu, four of the fourteen eight-thousanders on earth, dominating the myriad of ‘smaller’ peaks. As we pull ourselves away from this outstanding natural beauty we retrace our steps to the village. The descent continues high above the river through juniper forests until we reach Dole where we have stunning views of Khumbila and Taboche.

Day 15 - Trek over Renjo La Pass (5,345m) and trek to Ledgen Alt. 4,560m / 14,956ft. (6hrs)

Today we complete our final pass, Renjo La at 5,345m. As we leave the village of Gokyo the trail takes us up a gentle grassy slope, which quickly becomes a steep incline, with the ground surface turning to scree and rock making the access to the top of the pass challenging. The highlight of the day is the reward at the top, as you step on the pass the stunning outlook unfolds: Everest, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu and the Gokyo lakes to the east, while the west offers Tengi Ragi Tau, Rolwaling Himal and the small Rermo Pokhari Lake, which we pass on our descent to Legden.

Day 16 - Trek to Thame (visit a monastery) Alt. 3,820m / 12,592ft. (5hrs)

The trail today is much easier than previous days. It takes us along an old Tibetan Himalayan trade route following the Bhote Kosi and ending at the village of Thame, our destination. Thame is the oldest Sherpa village in the Everest region, and the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, who summited Mt. Everest. Thame Monastery is one of the oldest in the region and well worth a visit.

Day 17 - Trek to Monjo Alt. 2,840m / 9,315ft. (6hrs)

Leaving Thame behind, we first descend to the Bhote Kosi before taking the trail on the relatively flat and green path towards Namche Bazaar. Continuing downwards through forests of rhododendron and giant pines and along the banks of this river we arrive at Monjo, where there are great views of Kusum Kanguru (6,367m).

Day 18 - Trek to Lukla Alt. 2,840m / 9,315ft. (4hrs)

Our final day of walking is along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi to Lukla. A meandering level walk followed by a gentle descent to Ghat; with our final ascent bringing us to Lukla. Time to relax, reflect on the truly amazing adventure since arriving in Lukla, and enjoy Sherpa hospitality.

Day 19 - Fly back to Kathmandu (45mins)

Flight back to Kathmandu, departure time is subject to weather conditions.

Your time is free to either further explore Kathmandu and its shops or simply chill out.

Day 20 - Depart to your own destination.
What's Included
  • Flight between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • International airport pick up
  • All the ground transfers
  • Permit and entry fees for the trek
  • Trekking guide and support team
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) plus lodge accommodation
  • Treated water during the trek
  • Trek Nepal T-shirt.
What's Not Included
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Stay in Kathmandu Hotels
  • Airport taxes both domestic and internationals
  • Travel and medical Insurance including expedition coverage up to 5,800m
  • Personal gears for trekking plus nature of personal spending
  • Drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic including (Bottle water)
  • Laundry fees
  • Tips for the trekking/climbing crew.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Trek Nepal Int'l. Thamel, Kathmandu (Open in Google Maps)

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In case of my cancellation, 50% of my paid deposit is refundable only when notice of my cancellation is clearly given and recorded by the Agent no less than 7 full days prior to the departure from Kathmandu. Otherwise no payment is refundable. Transfer to an alternative departure date will not be refunded.

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Product ID: 23254