Three Passes with Everest Base Camp Trek

This is our Three Passes with Everest Base Camp Trek

This near three week trek combines both Everest Base Camp along with some high altitude glacier visits. This is a challenging trek with three high altitude passes so a good level of fitness is required.

We start this trek with a flight into Lukla and then a trek to the old trading village of Namche. Once there we divert from the traditional Everest Base Camp route and make our way to Bhote Koshi canyon before crossing the Renjo La high pass at 5,360m as we enter into the Gokyo Valley. From here we get magnificent views of Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m) and Everest (8,850m).

Our epic trek continues up to a viewing point showing Mount Pharilapche at 6017m which looks to be emerging from the blue lake of Dudh Pokhari. Leaving Gokyo we trek down the largest Glacier in Nepal, the Ngozumpa Glacier, which stretches for over 36km. Our next incredible view is from Cho La at 5,400m which gives mesmerizing views of Ana Dablum.

We then trek to Everest Base Camp to stay at Gorekshep. We continue on to Kongma La pass at 5535m with views over Cholatse, Pokalde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu and Ama Dablam before descending into Niyang Khola Valley. This is where many climbers start the ascent of Island Peak. We down trek to Tengbouche and Namche before returning to Lukla.

This is an epic trek which does require a good level of physical fitness. But it can be the trek of a lifetime with some of the most stunning views in the world. If you are unsure about any aspect of a trek just get in touch with us. We are here to answer all your questions.

Our Itinerary for Three Passes with Everest Base Camp

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 – 4 hours trek
  • Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 – 6 hours
  • Day 4: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization
  • Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 10km, 5 – 6 hours
  • Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 – 6 hours
  • Day 7: Dingboche: acclimatization and rest
  • Day 8: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 14km, 6 – 7 hours
  • Day 9: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 10km, 6 – 7 hours
  • Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
  • Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 8 – 9 hours
  • Day 12: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 6km, 3 – 4 hours
  • Day 13: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6km, 7 – 8 hours
  • Day 14: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 – 4 hours
  • Day 15: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 11km, 7 – 8 hours
  • Day 16: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 15km, 5 – 6 hours
  • Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 19km, 6 – 7 hours
  • Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight
  • Day 19: Final Departure

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