Embark on the most challenging, rugged trek in the Khumbu region. To complete with breathtaking views of the tallest mountain in the world. Complete the crossing of Khumbu three passes trek above 17,500 ft. over the course of 18-22 days. The Three Passes Trek is a seriously challenging, seriously awe-inspiring high-altitude trek through the Nepalese Himalayas. Lonely Planet describes this as “the ultimate Everest trek… Only for the truly adventurous.”. In fact, for over a week during this trek you will be hiking and sleeping above the highest point.
Khumbu Three Passes Trek a lollipop loop in the Everest Region starting and ending in either Jiri or Lukla (Jiri for those of you with more time – We definitely recommend hiking in from Jiri – and Lukla for everyone flying to the mountains). The loop goes over three of Nepal’s high passes, Kongma La (18,209 ft / 5,550 m), Cho La (17,782 ft / 5,420 m), and Renjo La (17,560 ft / 5,360 m), and you can easily make a detour to Everest Base Camp you’re into that (probably worth it).
The Everest Region is one of Nepal’s top trekking destinations, and the Khumbu Three Passes Trek is its ultimate trekking adventure, crossing three passes over 5,000m, each offering amazing scenery and views. This is a great alternative to the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek, which uses an out-and-back route from Lukla. On the Three Passes route, you’ll do a counterclockwise circuit that visits EBC about halfway through. While at Base Camp, you’ll have the opportunity to climb Kala Patthar, reaching a staggering 18,514 ft. as your trip’s highpoint.
Khumbu Three Passes Trek Video
- Kathmandu Exploration
- Picturesque Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
- Along with the adventure, you can get a close insight into the life of the Himalayan Sherpa people.
- Visit historical Tengboche Monastery
- Mesmerizing view of Khumbu Ice fall
- Sunrise from Kalapathar
- Experience the unique culture of the Sherpa people
- Crossing enthralling passes (Kongmala 5535m, Chola 5360m, Renjola 5385m).