The Everest Three High Passes Trek takes us to some of the highest mountains passes in the world and is considered by many to be the ultimate trekking tour of the Everest region. The route incorporates some of the most popular trails through the region as well as a number of the Khumbu/Everest region's hidden gems, not to mention the wonderful opportunity to become immersed in the area's famed Sherpa culture along the way.
The Everest Three High Passes Trekking is a challenging one that involves three of the Himalayas' highest passes - Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5420m), and Renjo La (5340m) - each of which would present a considerable challenge in its own right — this adventure presents trekkers with three to surmount in the space of seven days! Everest Three High Passes Trek is thus the perfect choice for true adventurers with the fortitude, determination, and general fitness to tackle the region's most demanding yet rewarding trek, surrounded by four of the highest mountains in the world and some of the best mountain panoramas in all of Nepal. At Nepal Trekking Experts we love to challenge ourselves, and the Everest Three High Passes Trekking is an incomparable and unforgettable journey that meets all of our expectations — and hopefully yours.
There are multiple options for departure points, but the one we recommend is to fly into Lukla from Kathmandu, the flight in via a Twin Otter plane giving a glimpse of the towering mountains and passes waiting to be conquered.
From Lukla, we follow in the footsteps of renowned mountaineers and explorers to cross the first high pass of Kongma La before moving on to the open-air museum of climbing that Everest Base Camp (5364m) represents. Nearby Kala Patthar (5545m) provides glorious sunrise vistas of the mountains as well as breathtaking 360 panoramas of the entire region. Rather than retracing our steps traditionally, the trek moves on towards the remaining pair of high passes, reinforcing the sense of trekking across the roof of the world. Cresting Cho La leads to Gokyo (4790 m), one of the highest human settlements and known for the picturesque string of turquoise-colored lakes dotting the surrounding vales. The rest day there provides the opportunity to hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360 m) for the stunning sunrise and arguably the clearest views of Everest (8848 m) and Makalu (8485 m) to the east and Cho Oyu (8188 m) to the north. After crossing Renjo La the trail descends to the fabled Tibetan trading route running through Thame Valley, then concludes at the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and the return leg to Lukla.
If you're in the market for a trip to Everest that ranks amongst the best treks in all of Nepal and thinks you can handle the challenge of one of the most consistently high-altitude trails in the world, why not contact us and let Nepal Trekking Experts put you on the road to achieving your goal?
Additionally, you might consider the classic Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo valley Trek via Everest Base Camp, and many more beautiful packages.