Everest Three Passes Trek is an Everest circuit trek covering Everest Base Camp. A short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla marks the start point. Ultimate Everest Circuit trail follows the regular path of Everest Base Camp up to Dingboche Village. From a perspective of difficulty level, it is a tough and challenging trip to Nepal. The itinerary includes the major passes above the 5000m of the region.
Along the trail, we visit different Sherpa settlements. The trek provides an opportunity to collect the knowledge of Sherpa, their lifestyle, and their culture. Furthermore, the combined view of treeline, Himalayan peaks, and Sherpa villages makes the trip excellent. It covers all major destinations and passes of the Everest Himalayas, so it is also known as the Everest Circuit Trek.
The journey starts and ends at Lukla. Lukla is a tiny touristic city of Solukhumbu with Tenzing-Hillary airport. The first camp is in Phakding or Manjo, which is at a lower altitude than Lukla at the bank of the Dudh Koshi river. The next day check-in at Namche Bazaar (3441m). Namche Bazzar is the main gateway to Everest and trading town in the region. Visiting Sherpa villages, hiking in high altitudes, and reveling in stunning views of some of the world’s highest mountains are highlights of the trek.
Everest Ultimate – Three Passes
Nagarsang Hill, Kong Ma La Pass, Kalapathar, Chola Pass, Gokyo Ri (5383m), and Renjo La Pass is superb viewpoints of the Himalayas, glaciers, and glacial lakes. First, adventure Kong Ma La Pass is thrilling, adventurous, and challenging. It is bridging between Chhukung Valley and Lobuche Valley. Everest Base Camp is one of the highlight destinations of this trek, which we reach after crossing Kong Ma La Pass. We climb up to Kalapatthar to get a gorgeous view of the mountains, including Mt. Everest. Of course, these mountains are a lot higher but appear at eye level. The next adventure after Everest Base Camp is Chola Pass, which takes us to Gokyo. Gokyo is a valley of lakes, and Gokyo Ri gives a panoramic view of the surroundings.
And final adventure Renjo La Pass is a thrilling pass, which summarizes the trek and starts to trek down to Thame and finally reach Lukla via Namche in three days of the Renjo La Pass, then flight back to Kathmandu.