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Everest Three Passes (Renjo-La, Cho-La & Kongma-La) - Himalaya Expedition: The adventure Sports | HimEX NEPAL

everest three passes (renjo-la, cho-la & kongma-la)

  • 24 days

  • Strenous

  • people

This outstanding trek takes you to the high lush valleys of the Khumbu region letting you explore villages and monasteries and lets you experience the incredible hospitality of the Sherpa people. The adventure starts with a sweeping flight to Lukla, one of the most popular destinations on earth, which provides a captivating contrast to the high mountain scapes as it approaches nearer. We slow-trek to Phakding the first day, have the night's halt there, and then the next day, we head towards the Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar.


There will be ample time to acclimatize before following the quiet trail to Thame and then into Gokyo. The walk then continues from there leading to the off beaten trail seldom chosen by trekkers, entering to the complete wilderness. 


The Everest region is understandably one of the most popular and a spectacular destination for walkers as it offers some of the most fascinating and enjoyable trekking experiences. Beautiful views of the snowcapped peaks that stand tallest on the planet, and ascend to the highest spot at Kalapatar for the breathtaking panoramic view of peaks and its glacier including the majestic Mt. Everest, are some of the highlights of this thrilling trip.


  • 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu

    On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and transfer you to respective hotels, where your guide will give you a brief orientation about the trek and locality.

  • 2
    Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding.

    30 minutes flight to Lukla 2,800m  9-10km (4hr walk) to Phakding at 2,652m.

    Early morning you will be transferred to domestic airport. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the airport and another 30 minutes for security formalities and waiting for the aircraft to get ready. Get onboard a small twin otter or similar plane for the sweeping panoramic flight to Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, you will feel a gentle touch of Himalayan misty air. You will see hordes of trekkers hustling out of the small airstrip with their belongings in excitement for the trek ahead.

    Thile your trek crew gets organised with your luggage, you can have some time to prepare yourself for the trek. The walk from Lukla to Phakding is a gradual most of the way. You can have a superb view of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m while crossing a short suspension bridge. Phakding is about 4 hours walk away from Lukla.

  • 3
    Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m approx. 5-6 hrs.

    From Phakding walk is pleasant with a few short uphill and downhill until Monjo. Remind you; the first ever crossing of Dudh Koshi River was just before the night halt last evening. The crossing and re-crossing of this river takes place at least 4 times today, including the highest suspension bridge at Jorsalle, which hangs high at 150 meters above one of the tributaries of Dudhkoshi River system. Before reaching the village of Monjo, you can have a magnificent view of Thamserku 6,608m. Once the highest trail-bridge of from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak, Kusum Kangru Mt. Everest- Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Tawache peak can be seen all the way up, from here another 1-2 hour walk up brings to the famed Namche Bazaar.


  • 4
    Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.

    Suggested activities a short walk uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarters, a magnificent spot perched on top of Namche Bazaar with breathtaking view of the surrounding snow capped giants and the valleys way down, with an interesting museum with all kinds of information regarding the history of the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering history and existing information on flora and fauna of this region, afternoon at leisure. Most importantly, this point provides the first sight of Mount Everest.     

  • 5
    Trek to Thame 3,885m  4-5 hrs.

    From Namche walk leads towards west with a short climb to the ridge overlooking grand views of Namche and surrounding snow peaks, from here the path leads to the serene forest and passes through scattered-farmed villages including Thamo where there's a hydro-electric plant for the Khumbu region. From here a few hours of good walk brings you at Thame for the overnight stop with time to visit its old monastery.

  • 6
    Trek to Lungdren 4370m 4-5 hrs.

    After a wonderful time at Thame, the trek leads to absolute wilderness near towards Tibet border of Nangpa-La, from where most of the Tibetans enter into Nepal for trading. This is the pass that has given birth of a new tribe in Nepal; Sherpa. The walk leads on the high slope for the overnight stop at Lundren small herder's village.

  • 7
    Rest day at Lungdren

    Another acclimatisation day to get adapted for the upcoming high altitude ascent.

  • 8
    Trek and cross Renjo-la at 5,345m and camp at Gokyo. 6 hrs.

    The walk today takes nearly four hours to reach the top of Renjo overlooking great view of Mt. Cho-Oyu world's 6th highest mountain which straddles the border with Tibet and Nepal on reaching the top the first pass of this great trek traversing over 5,345 meter ridge top, the route of the pass is made much better over the past 4-5 years making it possible for everyone to cross including the ponies and Yaks, the pass leads to a descend near by the Gokyo lake for the overnight camp and for lunch depending upon the time permitted while crossing the pass.

  • 9
    Morning at Gokyo for local hike and trek to Thagnag.

    Today, after breakfast a hike to Gokyo Ri is one of the highlight of the trip, the view around Gokyo itself is marvelous, for the very best panorama take a hike to Gokyo Ri, a small peak above the lake, Gokyo Ri at 5,357m. offers breathe taking views providing a panorama of Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and far as to Mt. Makalu in the east. A two hours climb brings you to this wonderful spot, afternoon walk to Thagnag After a wonderful time at Gokyo, a short walk of few hours leads to Thagnak on the base of Chugyuma or Cho-la pass, just above the village of Na situated at the foot of the Ngozumba glacier.

  • 10
    From Thangnag to Dzongla 4,830m via Cho-la 5,430m. 4-5 hrs.

    From here the walk climbs steadily towards Cho-la pass for few hours, then descending towards the small hidden valley at Dzong-la for the overnight stop.

  • 11
    Trek to Loboche 4,928m Approx. 5 hours.

    From Dzongla the trail diverts towards north east, the path is gentle on the hard meadow looking down below Pheriche village; today's walk offers beautiful view of the Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north Pokalde 5,741m, Kongma-tse 5,820m and the great wall of Nuptse. Then reaching to the junction where the path from Pheriche meets above Thugla ridge. From here you can have great view of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, the spot here is good place for a few minutes break after the great scenic walk, close to this spot you can also see a number of memorial of the unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions around the mountain of this region, From here an hour gradual up brings you to Loboche, situated in the corner well hidden and sheltered from the wind. Loboche has about 5-6 Teahouses.

  • 12
    Trek and cross Kongma-la 5,535m and Chukkung 7-8 hrs.

    From this closed area the walk leads towards the top of the pass of Kongma-la at 5,535 the highest pass of this trip, the walk leads higher up and then descending towards the glacial pond and the walk leads on the rocks and moraine path most of the way to Chukkung.

  • 13
    Trek to Tengboche 3860m. 6-7 hrs.

    It’s all the way downward bound trek. Once at Dingboche, the trail connects with to the conventional Everest Base Camp trail. After a long descent, settle down at Tengboche. In the evening observe the holy retuals at the Monastery.

  • 14
    Trek to Monjo 2,835m. Approx. 5-6 hours walk.

    From here the walk leads on the main busy path, to Namche Bazaar, after Namche retrace the journey on the same track to Monjo for the overnight stop, located  just near after the Sagarmatha National Park entrance.

  • 15
    Trek to Lukla. 5 hrs walk.

    Last day of this great trek will be one of the good walk to Lukla, you can walk at your own chosen pace, leisurely and enjoying the lush green scenery around.
    Apart from few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla which will take approximately 45 minutes from a place called Chop lung or from the old big oak tree. On reaching Lukla, prepare for the last day great dinner and a party with the fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members.

  • 16
    Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.

    The flight time to Kathmandu, are schedule for morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason, depending upon our flight time make way to the terminal for security check, this scenic flight from Lukla takes about 30 minutes to Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snow capped peaks can be seen from window of the plane. Arriving at Kathmandu domestic terminal, our office staff receives and escort you back to the Hotel.

  • 17
    Free day at leisure.

    A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

  • 18
    Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

    Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket and your passport handy. Our Office staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.

What's included

 1.  Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.

 2.  Airport transfers in Kathmandu.

 3.  Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.

 4.  Internal flight Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.

 5.  Trekking & camping arrangement backed by Sherpa crew on full board basis.

 6.  Applicable Trekking Permit & National Park Fees.

 7.  Insurance for Nepalese crew.


Not included

 1.  International flights to / from Kathmandu.

 2.  Nepal entry visa fees.

 3.  Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.

 4.  Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.

 5.  Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.

 6.  Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.

 7.  Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.

 8.  Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.

 9.  Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.


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