The Three Passes Trek in the Everest region of Nepal is a challenging and rewarding trek that takes hikers through three high mountain passes: Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters/18,159 feet), Cho La Pass (5,420 meters/17,782 feet), and Renjo La Pass (5,340 meters/17,520 feet). This trek takes you through the heart of the Everest region, offering spectacular views of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The trek also provides a chance to experience the unique culture and way of life of the Sherpa people, who have lived in the region for centuries. The trek begins in Lukla and takes you through the Dudh Kosi River Valley to Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village in the region. From there, the trail takes you through small villages, lush forests, and high-altitude deserts, gradually gaining altitude as you head towards the first pass, Kongma La. From the top of Kongma La, you will have a panoramic view of many peaks, including the south face of Mount Everest. After descending from Kongma La, you will head towards the Cho La pass. The trail is steep, rocky and exposed to glaciers, so good physical fitness and proper gear are necessary. The view from the top of the Cho La pass is an spectacular one, with the panoramic view of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang and many others. After crossing Cho La pass, the trail leads to Gokyo valley, also offers the chance to view the Gokyo Lakes, which are a series of glacial lakes that are considered sacred by the local people. Finally, you will cross the Renjo La Pass and head back to Lukla to end the trek. This trek takes around 18-20 days depending on the route and itinerary. It is considered a challenging trek due to the altitude and the physical demands of the passes, so it is recommended for experienced hikers in good physical condition.
|Maximum Altitude||5550 m|
|Mode of Trek||Lodge to Lodge trek|
|Trip Duration||20 days|
|Activities||Trekking, Hiking, Adventure|
|Season||September to November and March to May|