Three Passes Trek Distance

Trip Overview


Three Passes Trek in the Everest region of Nepal is one of the adventurous hiking trips in Nepal. The names of passes includes in the three passes trek are Kongma La (5,535 meters/ 18,159 feet), Cho La (5420 meters/ 17,782 feet) and Renjo La (5,340 meters/ 17,520 feet). The Three Passes Trek is also famous by the name of Everest Circuit Trek because it links the four distinct valleys of Everest territory. They are Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja Tse.

The major highlights of the trek are to view the renowned high Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest, to explore the remote and beautiful landscapes including narrow ridges and to feel the unique taste of nature and culture of the Himalaya region.

In Three Passes trek, Everest Base Camp can also be added by an extra two days. Thus, most of the trekkers who go for Three Pass Trek also include Everest Base Camp to visit the foothill of the top of the world and to climb Kalapatthar for the closeup view of Mount Everest and Khumbu glacier.

Obviously, the three passes trek are challenging hiking as the trekkers need to cross over 5000 meters mountain passes however it does not require of any climbing skills. Everyone who physically fit and has strong determination can successfully complete this great trek.

Three Passes Trek in Nepal starts from Lukla. From Lukla the trail follows the classic route of Everest Base Camp via Phakding, Namche Bazaar then towards Dingboche. From Dingboche the trail branches off Chhukung valley. Afterward, it rises with a climb to Kongma La Pass to Lobuche and Everest Base Camp.

Trekking continues over Cho La Pass to Gokyo Lake, then crossing the Renjo La Pass it down to Thame. Subsequently following the classical trail it drops down to Lukla where this adventure trekking ends. From Lukla, you back to Kathmandu to end the overall trip.

ITINERARY OF THREE PASSES TREK WITH DISTANCE

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu International airport. You will be met our Tour officer and he will escort you to the hotel. O/n at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2: Flight to Lukla. Trekking from Lukla to Phakding.

Distance: 8 km/ 4.9 miles. Altitude: 2840 meters – 2610 meters. Walking 4 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Day 3: Trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Distance: 11 km/ 6.8 miles. Altitude: 2610 meters – 3440 meters. Walking 6/7 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Day 4: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. You can do the day trip. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Option I: Day trip to Shyangboche/ Everest View Hotel and back Namche Bazaar. Distance: 4.6 km/ 2.8 miles. Walking 2/ 3 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Option II: Day trip to Shyangboche/ Everest View Hotel (3440 meters) to Kumjung Village (3780 meters) and back to Namche Bazaar. Distance: 9 km/ 5.5 miles. Walking 5/ 6 hours.

Day 5: Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.

Distance: 11 km/ 6.8 miles. Altitude: 3440 meters – 3860 meters. Walking 5/6 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Day 6: Trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche.

Distance: 10.5 km/ 6.5 miles. Altitude: 3860 meters – 4410 meters. Walking 5/6 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Day 7: Trekking from Dingboche to Chhukung.

Distance: 5 km/ 3.1 miles. Altitude: 4410 meters – 4730 meters. Walking 2:30/3 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Day 8: Acclimatization day at Chhukung. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Day 9: Trekking from Chhukung to Kongma La Pass to Lobuche.

Distance: 11 km/ 6.8 miles. Altitude: 4730 meters – 5535 meters (Kongma La Pass) – 4910 meters. Walking 8/9 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Day 10: Trekking from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp then back to Gorak Shep.

Distance: 12 km/ 7.4 miles. Altitude: 4910 meters – 5364 meters (Everest Base Camp) – 5140 meters. Walking 7/8 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Day 11: Early in the morning hike up to Kalapatthar then trek down to Dzongla.

Distance: 16 km/ 9.9 miles. Altitude: 5140 meters – 5555 meters (Kalapathar) – 4830 meters. Walking 8 hours.

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Cho La Pass to Thangnak.

Distance: 9.38 km/ 5.8 miles. Altitude: 4830 meters – 5330 meters (Cho La Pass) – 4700 meters. Walking 8/9 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Thangnak to Gokyo Lake.

Distance: 4.4 km/ 2.7 miles. Altitude: 4700 meters – 4790 meters. Walking 3:45/4 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Day 14: Excursion near Gokyo Lake. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Option I: Hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360 meters) and back to Gokyo Lake (4790 meters). Distance: 4 km/ 2.4 miles. Walking 3/4 hours.

Option II: Hike to 4th Lake (4870 meters) and 5th Lake (4990 meters) and back to Gokyo Lake (4790 meters). Distance: 14 km/ 8.6 miles. Walking 6/7 hours.

Day 15: Trekking from Gokyo to Renjo La Pass to Marlung.

Distance: 13 km/ 8.07 miles. Altitude: 4790 meters – 5360 meters (Renjo La Pass) – 4210 meters. Walking 7/7:30 hrs. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Day 16: Trekking from Marlung to Thame to Namche Bazaar.

Distance: 18 km/ 11.1 miles. Altitude: 4210 meters – 3820 meters (Thame) – 3440 meters. Walking 7/8 hours. O/n at Tea House.

Day 17: Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.

Distance: 19 km/ 11.8 miles. Altitude: 3440 meters – 2840 meters. Walking 7/8 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.

Day 18: Flight from Lukla and back to Kathmandu. Night Stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure to the home country. Our tour officer will drop you at the Kathmandu International airport and see you off. End of Service. Or you may take optional side tours.

Note: The walking hour mentioned above may be different according to the pace of trekkers and distance may be different according to the various navigation devices.

Three Pass Trek Cost including Everest Base Camp

Bronze Price Silver Price Gold Price
USD 925 Per Person USD 1299 Per Person USD 1425 Per Person
The Services inclusive in above Price:
Services Bronze Price Silver Price Gold Price
Airport Transfers By Car By Car By Car
2 Night Hotel in Kathmandu Tourist Hotel Tourist Hotel Tourist Hotel
Meal in Kathmandu Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Accommodation in Trekking Mountain Lodge Mountain Lodge Mountain Lodge
Kathmandu Lukla Domestic Round Trip Flight Air Ticket- Yes Air Ticket- Yes Air Ticket- Yes
Meal in Trekking No Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Experience Trekking Guide Yes Yes Yes
Porter No No Yes
Trekking Permit Fee Yes Yes Yes
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee Yes Yes Yes
First Aid Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Trip Certificate Yes Yes Yes
Trekking Map for Group Yes Yes Yes
Insurance, Meal, Salary, Accommodation for Trekking Staff Yes Yes Yes
Dinner with Cultural Show on last night of Trip Yes Yes Yes
All Local Taxes Yes Yes Yes
The Services exclusive in above Price (Same in All Package Price):

• Nepal visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days period). You can easily get Nepal visa on your arrival time at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
• Airfare of your international flight.
• Your travel insurance which includes evacuation.
• Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks, bottled water, dessert.
• All kind of personal expenses like phone calls, internet use, laundry, hot shower during trekking, excess baggage charge, etc.
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu “except farewell dinner in Kathmandu”.
• In case of emergency helicopter rescue/ evacuation & its cost.
• Tips for Trekking Staff.
• Any expenses arising due to unforeseen situations like personal sickness, natural calamities, political strikes, flight cancellation, etc.
• Cost of any extra services if you use which not mentioned in the package price.

Note: The above cost is in Per Person basis for a minimum group size of two persons for the private tour. For the solo trekker, there will be additional supplement cost Please contact us for any further information about Three Passes Trek.

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