The Everest Three Passes trek is the combination of the ultimate treks in the Everest region i.e. Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Trek and the three high mountain passes. This ultimate Everest trek takes us through dynamic panoramas of huge peaks, as we pass through verdant valleys and scale high passes in the Everest region. This is a challenging trek for experienced trekkers that requires good fitness, stamina and some prior high-altitude trekking experience.
We begin our trek with a spectacular flight to the mountain strip of Lukla, the entry point to the Everest region from where we head to Namche Bazaar, the capital of this region. In the busy town of Namche Bazaar, we acclimatize for a day and a half, enjoying the culture and traditional lifestyle of the native Sherpa people before heading out towards the mountains.
For about two weeks, we explore the Everest region, ascending a number of remote high passes and vantage points to claim some of the most incredible mountain views on planet Earth. We climb for a few days in the beautiful yet challenging terrain to reach Chukkung Ri at 5,546 m from where we get to enjoy incredible views of Mount Nuptse. We then head towards Gorak Shep, Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and come face to face with Mount Everest and the Khumbu ice-fall.
Crossing over a glacier and another high pass - Cho La (5,420 m), we head for the Gokyo valley where Cho Oyu (8,153 m) and Gyanchungkang (7,992 m) dominate the skyline on the Tibetan border. We then take a rest day and, on the next day, ascend Gokyo Ri (5,360 m) for more stunning panoramic views of the entire Khumbu region. Then, we head towards southwest for our final high pass Renzo La (5,345 m). At each of the 5 vantage points -- Chukkung Ri, Kongma La, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri and Renzo La -- we get spectacular views of five of the world's highest 8000 m plus peaks, and also countless smaller peaks. This trek truly makes you feel like you’re on top of the world!