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Availability : Spring and Autumn
Thamel Marga Kathmandu
Everest Region

Everest Three High Pass Trek

(5 Reviews)
  • Hike
    Grade- strenuous
  • Human Clip Art
    Maximum Altitude: 5,550m/18,209 ft
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

The Everest Three Passes Trek With Base Camp is an adventurous and thrilling expedition in the Everest region of the Himalayas. It is a unique blend of world-famous Everest Base Camp trails with the thrill of crossing three challenging high Himalayan passes and following off-the-beaten paths of the untouched Gokyo Valley to pristine Gokyo Lakes. During this trek, you will cross the three Everest region’s high mountain passes: Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La. You will also hike the three stunning viewpoints: Chhukung Ri, Kalapatthar, and Gokyo Ri. Plus, you will have an opportunity to visit the iconic landmark of the Everest Base Camp and the alpine Gokyo Lakes, which is widely considered the world’s highest freshwater lake system.

The Everest Three High Passes Trek with Base Camp is an ideal adventure for those seeking a challenging trek in the Everest region. It encounters and introduces you to the breathtaking and demanding landscapes of almost the entire Khumbu region. The trek is a golden opportunity to explore untouched landscapes, rural mountain villages, and glacial lakes at the alpine location. The journey will treat you to the awe-inspiring vista of the world’s highest peak, mount Everest, and numerous other Khumbu mountains, such as Pumori, Amadablam, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Thamserku, Baruntse, Kangtega, etc. Besides, you will explore the diverse flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park while trekking through this protected area. As you will traverse several charming mountain villages, you will learn about the untampered culture, costumes, traditions, and way of life of the local people. So, the Everest Base Camp Three Passes Trek also provides a deep immersion into the rich Sherpa culture and diverse ecosystems of the region.

As a whole, this incredible trek allows trekkers to delight in the captivating natural beauty, immerse in the unique culture, traverse snowy terrain, conquer high mountain passes, and explore scenic viewpoints, enriching the adventure tenfold.

Key Highlights 

  • Experience a picturesque and exhilarating flight between Kathmandu and Lukla during the beginning and end of the journey
  • Trekking across the rich biodiversity of the natural UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Sagarmatha National Park
  • 360-degree panoramic view of the towering Everest region Himalayas from several vantage points like Gokyo Ri, Chhukung Ri, Kalapatthar, and high mountain passes in a single expedition
  • Covering the varying landscapes of the breathtaking Everest region like forests, hills, villages, farmlands, valleys, rivers, waterfalls, pastures, meadows, high passes, rocky cliffs, lakes, and glaciers
  • Experiencing the genuine warmth and hospitality of friendly locals
  • Learning about the unique culture, customs, and lifestyle of the native communities while traversing different traditional villages on the way
  • Immersing in the peaceful ambiance of the ancient Buddhist monastery, Tengboche
  • Walking past the Gompa, Mani walls, Shrines, and Chortens adorned with prayer flags and prayer wheels, which manifest the rich Tibetan Buddhist culture of the place
  • Crossing three challenging Himalayan passes, Kogma La, Cho La, and Renjo La, each over 5,000 meters in altitude
  • Reaching the iconic Everest Base Camp and relishing the enthralling view of Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier from there
  • Hiking Kalapatthar, the highest point of this trek, and enjoying the otherworldly view from its top
  • Traversing the Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the longest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas
  • Exploring the symphony of pristine glacial lakes in the hidden Gokyo Valley
  • Scaling the Gokyo Ri viewpoint and admiring the mesmerizing golden sunrise over the snow-coated Himalayas

Everest Three Passes Trek Facts

  • Destination: Everest Three High Pass
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Ending point: Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: 5546 m, Kala Patthar
  • No of Days: 20 days
  • Best time: Spring and Autumn
  • Group size: 1-15 max

Three Passes Trek Itinerary

Our thoughtfully crafted Everest Three Passes Trek itinerary ensures an immersive and safe experience. Trek through iconic villages like Namche Bazaar and Dingboche, reach Everest Base Camp and conquer the three high passes, each offering panoramic views of the world’s highest peaks.

• Day 01: Arrive in Nepal (1,360 m/4,462 ft)
• Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing and Trek preparation (1,360 m/4,462 ft) 5-7 Hrs Tour
• Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,840 m/9,318 ft) and then trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8562 ft) 4-5 Hrs Trek
• Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11286 ft) 5-6 Hrs Trek
• Day 05: Hike & Acclimatization Day in Namche (3,440 m/11,286 ft) 4-5 Hrs Hike
• Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m/12,664 ft) 5-6 Hrs Trek
• Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m/14,468 ft) 5-6 Hrs Trek
• Day 08: Hike & Acclimatization Day in Dingboche (4,410 m/14,468 ft) 4-5 Hrs Hike
• Day 09: Trek to Chhukung village (4,730 m/15,518 ft) and the same day hike to Chhukung ree (5,546 m/18,196 ft).) 7-8 Hrs Trek & Hike.
• Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,109 ft)) via Khongba la Pass (5,535 m/18,159.45 ft) 7-8 Hrs Trek.
• Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep (5,170 m/16,962 ft) and Visit Everest Base Camp (5,363 m/17,595 ft) 7-8 Hrs Trek
• Day 12: Early morning hike to Kalapatthar (5,550 m/18,209 ft) and then trek continue to Dzonla (4,830 m/15,850 ft) 6-7 Hrs Trek
• Day 13: Trek to Dragnag (4,700 m/15,420 ft) Via Chola Pass (5,368 m/17,612 ft) 8-9 Hrs Trek
• Day 14: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,790 m/15,715 ft) 3-4 Hrs Trek
• Day 15: Early Morning Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m/17,575) for a Sunrise and mystic mountain view. 4-5 Hrs Hike.
• Day 16:Trek to Lungden( 4,380 m/14,370 ft) via Renjo la Pass (5360 m/ 17,585 ft) 7-8 Hrs Trek.
• Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286 ft) 6-7 Hrs Trek
• Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2,840 m/9,318 ft) 6-7 Hrs Trek
• Day 19: Fly Back to Kathmandu (1,360 m/4,462 ft) 30 Minute Flight
• Day 20: Final Departure

Who Can Do This Trek?

The Everest Three High Passes Trek with Base Camp in the Everest region is considered a challenging and adventurous trek. The trek is strenuous, involving several hours of walking over the tough mountainous trails every day. Generally, you will trek for around 6-8 hours each day. The routes are mixed, with flat areas, steep ascends and descends, rugged and rocky surfaces, icy and snowy cliffs, crevassed glaciers, etc.

The trek involves crossing all three challenging high mountain passes in the Everest region, Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La. Each of these passes is at an altitude exceeding 5,000 meters, with Kongma La at 5,535m, Cho La at 5,368m, and Renjo La at 5,360m. The Cho La Pass involves technical routes like rugged cliffs, loose rocks, steep ice slopes, etc, and is difficult to navigate. You will reach several other significant altitude points during the journey, such as Everest Base Camp at 5,364 meters, Chhukung Ri at 5,546 meters, Kalapatthar at 5,550 meters, and Gokyo Ri at 5,357 meters. So, there is also a high risk of being affected by altitude sickness.

The altitude and technical challenges of the trek require proper physical fitness, acclimatization, and prior trekking experience. Upgrade your stamina and endurance by getting involved in cardiovascular and strength workouts. You can also practice hiking uphill and downhill to prepare for the mountain journey. Additionally, mental preparation and determination are essential to overcome potential challenges and complete the trek successfully. For utmost comfort and safety during the journey, you also need to be conscious of the right packing of clothes and trekking gear.

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • International and Domestic Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour with local tour guide and Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu round trip air tickets (optional flight will be from Ramechhap Manthali airport)
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • Trekking route map.
  • Government tax & service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips to guide & porter (expected)
  • UNESCO entrance fee (Kathmandu city tour)
What to Expect
  • Sightseeing to the major highlights of the Kathmandu city
  • Observe the cultural and religious Buddhist and Hindu Monuments throughout the trek
  • Stunning scenic flight to Lukla
  • Spectacular whole circuit trek in Everest region
  • Climb across the most challenging high passes, i.e., Kongma La, Cho La, Renjo La
  • Enjoy the ambiance in the Sherpa community with the welcoming Snow clad mountains
  • Jaw dropping views of mountains from Everest Base Camp
  • Witness the richness of natural beauty, topographical variant landscapes, flora and fauna
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the highest peaks like Choyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m), and Everest (8,850m)
  • Discover the extraordinary beauty of Gokyo valley, the lakes, and climb to Gokyo Ri
Everest Three Passes Trek Photos

Everest Three Passes Trek Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Nepal (1,360 meters/4,462 feet)

Meal: Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

After you land at the Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuwan International Airport), our airport representative staff will greet and welcome you warmly. Then, he will take you on a short ride through the city’s busty streets and markets toward your designated hotel. Upon reaching the hotel, he will also help you with check-in procedures. Take a nice rest at your hotel for some time before participating in a concise pre-briefing meeting at the NMA Nepal office.

At the gathering, you will also find all your fellow trekkers with whom you can introduce and socialize. Soon after, your trekking guides will explain the details of a forthcoming adventure of Everest Three High Pass Trek With Base Camp. You will get to know everything about the journey, such as transportation, food, accommodations, permits, porters, safety measures, etc.

In the evening, kindly join our Welcome Dinner program and enjoy the delicacies of delicious traditional Nepali cuisines. This also marks your welcome to the NMA Nepal family and the initiation of our exhilarating journey together.

Overnight stay in kathmandu.

Day 2: Sightseeing the Kathmandu City and Trek Preparation 5-7 Hours Tour

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Today, we will spend the day on an excursion to Kathmandu city. After you have breakfast at the hotel, we will come to pick you up in a private vehicle for a guided tour of Kathmandu, The City of Temples. Enjoying the comfortable drive, you will visit several cultural and historical monuments in the city. We will especially visit the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu, including the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, and Boudhhatnath Stupa. The well-informed local guide will provide you with interesting facts and deep insights into the architectural heritages that you visit.

After an exciting and informative tour, we will drive you back to your hotel. Upon reaching the hotel, you can have a restful time and be involved in any last-minute preparation and packing for the journey lying ahead.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2,840 meters/9,318 feet) and Then Trek to Phakding (2,610 meters/8562 feet) 4-5 Hours Trek

Kathmandu to Lukla: 30- 35 minutes flight

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We will begin the adventurous journey of Everest Three High Pass Trek With Base Camp journey with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region and the starting point of our trek.

We will board a flight from the domestic terminal of the Kathmandu Airport early in the morning. In clear morning weather, you can enjoy a scenic flight towards the Lukla Airport with astounding views of hills, rivers, and mountains. After landing in Lukla, you will meet your porters and have lunch together.

Then, we will start on the trails. We will leave the Lukla Bazaar and trek towards the Phakding village. We will follow the downhill routes that take us through thick forests of rhododendrons and junipers. We will traverse several cultural Sherpa villages such as Cheplung, Ghat, etc. Gradually, we will approch the Phadking village, traversing through its outskirts. We will cross the swaging suspension bridge and reach this charming riverside village (beside the Dudh Koshi River).

Overnight stay in Phakding.

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters/11286 feet) 5-6 Hours Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We will enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Phakding teahouse before setting off on the trail. We will leave Phakding, following the routes that meander alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We will cross this river via several suspension bridges today. One of them is the popular Hillary Suspension Bridge.

In a few hours, we will arrive in Monjo and complete the permit registration to enter the Sagarmatha National Park area. We will trek across the diverse ecosystem of this protected zone with deep insights into the varieties of flora and fauna. Enroute, we will also pass through the Jorsalle and Larja Doban villages. Gradually, we will ascend the Namche Hill and make a steady descent to reach the vibrant Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, which is at the slope of this hill.

Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Rest, Acclimatization, and Exploration Day in Namche (3,440 meters/11,286 feet) 4-5 Hours Hike

Max. Elevation: Hotel Everest View (3,880 m/12,730 ft)

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today is a leisure day during which we will rest, acclimatize, and tour the surrounding attractions of Namche Bazaar. You can wake up on your own time and enjoy breakfast. Then, take a nice relaxation until lunchtime. After a short rest in the Namche teahouse, we will set off to visit and explore the nearby highlights of Namche Bazaar. Our exploration walks also help us to acclimatize and adjust to the higher altitude levels in the mountain.

We will start by visiting the local homes and communicating with people to learn and understand their unique culture, traditions, customs, and way of life. Then, we will explore popular places such as Namche Monastery, Khunde Hospital, and Sherpa Culture Museum and gain deep knowledge about the history, architecture, and infrastructure of the place. By evening, we will return to the teahouse for a delicious dinner and a cozy sleep.

Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 meters/12,664 feet) 5-6 Hours Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

From Namche Bazaar, we will begin to head towards Tengboche. We will descend steeply through the lush forest of pine and rhododendrons. En route, we will pass by several villages, one of which is Phunki Tenga. Next, we will cross the Dudh Koshi River via a suspension bridge. With the stunning backdrop of snow-clad mountains such as Everest, Nuptse, Island Peak, and Thamserku, we will gradually ascend towards Tengboche.

After several ascends and descends through the forested trails, we will finally reach Tengboche. Tengboche village houses the Tengboche Monastery, which is the biggest in the Khumbu region. Upon reaching the village, you can visit this historical monastery perched atop the hill.

Overnight stay in Tengboche.

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4,410 meters/14,468 feet) 5-6 Hours Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After a hearty breakfast in Tengboche, we will continue on the trek, heading towards Dingboche. We will take the trails that meander through the captivating forests of juniper and rhododendrons. With the majestic views of Ama Dablam and Mount Everest, we will descend to Devoche village. Then, we will cross the Imja Khola River through a swaging suspension bridge. Gradually, we will ascend towards Pangboche, marked by Shrines, Mani Walls, and Chortens. Continuing further, we will enter open and rugged landscapes characterized by sparse vegetation and alpine grasslands. On the final stretch of the trek, we will ascend steeply towards Dingbboche.

Overnight stay in Dingboche.

Day 8: Acclimatization and Exploration Day in Dingboche (4,410 meters/14,468 feet) 4-5 Hours Hike

Accommodation: Tea house

Max. Elevation: Nangkartsang Peak (5,083 m/16,677 ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Acclimatization is essential to prepare our body to adapt to the lower oxygen levels of the increasing altitudes. Before ascending to the higher elevations, we will spend a day acclimatizing and exploring the Dingboche surroundings. We will stay hydrated and well-rested. We will also take some short acclimatization and exploration hikes to the nearby areas of Dingboche. At night, we will have nutritious local meals and a comfortable sleep in the teahouse.

Overnight stay in Dingboche.

Day 9:Trek to Chhukung Village (4,730 meters/15,518 feet) and on the Same Day, Hike to Chhukung Ri (5,546 meters/18,196 feet)

Dingboche to Chhukung: 3-4 hours/Chhukung to Chhukung Ri: 3-5 hours

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The trail from Dingboche to Chhukung is straightforward and well-marked. We will ascend gradually following the routes to the Imja Khola Valley. Traversing the Yak pastures and alpine grasslands and crossing the Imja River, we will reach the picturesque Chhukung village.

From the village, we will ascend the Chhukung Ri Peak, navigating the steep rocky terrains. After spending some time marveling at the scenic beauty from the top, we will retrace our footsteps back to the Chhukung and stay for an overnight in the teahouse.

Overnight stay in Chhukung Village.

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 meters/16,109 feet) via Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters/18,160 feet) 8-10 Hours Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Leaving Chhukung, we will make a slight ascend through alpine moorlands. Next, we will follow the trails of loose rocks and steep slopes to reach the base of Kongma La Pass. Then, we will begin scaling the pass, navigating the inclined routes, and gradually reaching the top. The views of hills, valleys, and mountains from the Kongma La (5,535 meters/18,160 feet) are mind-blowing. You can enjoy the enthralling scenery to the heart’s content while crossing the pass. Then, slowly we will begin descending towards Lobuche. Navigating the rocky slopes and glacier moraines, we will make it to the Lobuche.

Overnight stay in Lobuche.

Day 11:Trek to Gorakshep (5,170 meters/16,962 feet) and Visit Everest Base Camp (5,363 meters/17,595 feet) and Again Back to Gorakshep 7-8 Hours Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After a delicious breakfast in Lobuche, we will head towards Gorakshep, the final settlement in the Everest region. The trails are rocky and barren, with scattered shrubs and sparse vegetation. Continuing further, we will begin to walk alongside the Khumbu Glacier. Ascending gradually through the moraines and rocks, we will reach Gorakshep. At Gorakshep, we will take a rejuvenating lunch break.

Being fueled by the freshly cooked, nutritious meals in the teahouse, we will continue our trek toward the base of the world’s highest mountain. The journey is adventurous and enticing towards the foothills of Mount Everest. Traversing the steep rocky and sandy terrains and a few glacier moraines, we will reach the classic Everest Base Camp. After experiencing the majestic presence of Everest from the nearest ever we could get, we will return along our routes and settle into a cozy teahouse for the night at Gorakshep.

Overnight stay in Gorkshep.

Day 12: Early Morning Hike to Kalapatthar (5,550 meters/18,209 feet) and Then Trek Continue to Dzongla (4,830 meters/15,850 feet) 6-7 Hours Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Gorakshep is a base for a hike to Kalapatthar. So, waking up early this morning, we will scale the Kalapatthar viewpoint to enjoy the sunrise over Everest. The journey to the highest point of the Everest Three High Pass With Base Camp Trek is adventurous and rewarding. We will traverse the steep trails of rocks towards Kalapatthar. The ethereal sunrise view over the Himalayas from this vantage point will leave you speechless. Plus, the panorama of Everest, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Changtse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other neighboring mountains is breathtaking.

After immersing in the surreal views from Kalapatthar, we will get down to Gorakshep, following the same route. From Gorakshep, we will continue on the trail towards our final stop of the day, Dzongla. We will make a steady descent on the mountainous routes to Lobuche. Then, we will follow a mix of rocky and grassy terrains and cross several small streams. We will finally reach the picturesque hamlet of Dzongla at the foothills of the giant Cholatse and Lobuche mountains.

Overnight stay in Dzongla.

Day 13: Trek to Dragnag (4,700 meters/15,420 feet) Via Cho La Pass (5,368 meters/17,612 feet) 8-9 Hours Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

From Dzongla, we will embark early on the trek towards Dragnag. We will cross the Cho La Pass on this day. So, to avoid the fierce afternoon winds during the pass crossing, we will leave Dzongla soon after morning breakfast.

We will head eastward, ascending gradually through steep rocky trails and ice slopes toward Cho La Pass. With the rugged beauty of the Khumbu region unveiled at every step, we will make it to the top of the pass. From the impressive height of this Himalayan pass, you can see the jaw-dropping view of the Everest region landscapes and mountains like Lobuche East, Cholatse, Ama Dablam, and several more.

From the pass, we will start descending slowly on its other side. We will then continue downhill towards Dragnag through steep rocky trails. The routes level out as we reach Dragnag.

Overnight stay in Dragnag.

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,790 meters/15,715 feet) 3-4 Hours Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We will leave Dragnag after morning breakfast and ascend gradually through the off-the-beaten routes towards the backwood Gokyo Valley. Trekking across the rugged terrains and moraine ridges, we will make our way towards the scenic Gokyo village. Moving further, we will walk alongside the Ngozumpa Glacier with views of stunning ice formations. Then, we will cross the glacial streams and finally encounter a series of six glacial Gokyo Lakes. After crossing the first (Longpongo) and second (Taboche Tsho) Gokyo Lakes, we will reach the picturesque Gokyo village beside the third and main Gokyo Lake (Dudh Pokhari).

The turquoise water lake, Gokyo, is the perfect spot for relaxation after an exhausting trek. It is also an ideal place for photography, with stunning reflections of pristine Himalayas over its surface. After soaking up the beauty and tranquility of this captivating lake, we will reside at the teahouse in the Gokyo village for the night.

Overnight stay in Gokyo Lake.

Day 15: Early Morning Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters/17,575 feet) for a Sunrise and Mystic Mountain View and Back to Gokyo 4-5 Hours Hike

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today, we will wake up earlier than usual to hike the Gokyo Ri peak for a mesmerizing sunrise view. Leaving Gokyo village behind, we will slowly begin to ascend towards Gokyo Ri. The trails are tough, with steep rocks and loose gravel. Additionally, we will traverse the switchback trails and reach the top of this stunning viewpoint. The hypnotic sight of the golden sun rays displaying from the summit of lofty peaks and casting them with golden-pink hues is simply spellbinding. Plus, it will also treat you to the sweeping panorama of some of the world’s highest peaks, such as Everest (8,848 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Makalu (8,481 meters), and Cho Oyu (8,188 meters).

After a rewarding time at the Gokyo Ri top, we will retrace our footsteps back to Gokyo village and stay overnight.

Overnight stay in Gokyo Lake.

Day 16:Trek to Lungden ( 4,380 meters/14,370 feet) via Renjo La Pass (5,360 meters/ 17,586 feet) 7- 8 Hours Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After breakfast in the Gokyo village, we will set off for the trail. Today, we will be crossing another high-altitude pass, Renjo La. The early start is essential to make the most out of the nice morning weather.

While making our way toward the Lungden, you can see the clusters of prayer flags and stacks of stones marking the trail toward the Renjo La Pass. This mountain pass connects the Gokyo Valley to the Bhote Koshi Valley. We will cross the Renjo La Pass in a similar way to the previous two passes, Kongma La and Cho La. With the captivating view of valleys and mountains, we will navigate the pass and begin descending towards Lungden.

Continuing further, the Lumde village comes closer with lush vegetation and teahouses. After a long day hike, we give our legs a restful break and fuel up with nutritious dishes in the teahouse before we retreat to the cozy beds.

Overnight Stay in Lungden.

Day 17:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters/11,286 feet) 6-7 Hours Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We will come out of Lungden after breakfast, following the slightly descending trails. Gradually, we will enter into more vegetated areas and reach a picturesque Marlung village after 1-2 hours. From Marlung, we trek further, passing through the vibrant forest of pine and rhododendrons. The trails are well-marked and straightforward, with some sections that go alongside the Bhote Koshi Riverbed. We will take downhill routes, traversing the Yak pastures, crossing the Bhote Koshi River via a suspension bridge, and passing through several small settlements like Thame, Thamo, etc. Finally, we will arrive at the Namche Bazaar and spend the third night in this vibrant town.

Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 18:Trek to Lukla (2,840 meters/9,318 feet) 6-7 Hours Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Lukla is also the ending point of our unforgettable journey of Everest Three High Pass Trek With Base Camp. After a final meal (breakfast) at the Namche Bazaar, we will begin to descend down to Lukla. We will follow the same routes that we took earlier while trekking from Lukla-Phakding-Namche but in the opposite direction.

After arriving in Lukla, our several days of trekking journey will come to an end. Tomorrow, we will take a flight to Kathmandu. For today, we will unwind at the comfortable Sherpa teahouse, enjoy a mouthwatering dinner, pack for the return journey, and sleep restfully.

Overnight stay in Lukla.

Day 19:Fly Back to Kathmandu (1,360 meters/4,462 feet) 30-35 Minutes Flight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast,  Dinner

Today, we will leave the serene Himalayan region and fly back to the bustling capital city. After a quick breakfast in Lukla, we will escape to the Lukla Airport for an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Enjoying the breathtaking views of the landscapes below, this scenic flight will land us at the Tribhuwan International Airport.

After arriving in Kathmandu, we will drop you off at your respective hotel where you can rest and take a delicious lunch. As there will be so much more time left to explore the city, you can visit your desired places in Kathmandu. Evening time is ideal for taking in the vibrancy of this city. So, we suggest you go for evening walks around the busy marketplaces and shop for souvenirs. Also, taste the flavourful street foods such as momo, samosa, crispy rice donuts (Sel roti), grilled meat skewers, etc.

After light snacks, now it’s time for a grand Farewell Dinner party. Around late evening, we will meet at this event and sit together for a delicious and memorable final meal.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 20:Final Departure From Tribhuwan International Airport

Meals: Breakfast

It’s your last day in Nepal, and it’s time to leave for your way back home. Bidding farewell to Nepal, prepare to fly homeward bound. Stay ready at the hotel for the airport transfer, energized with melas and packing your bags. Our airport representative member will come to receive you following your departure schedule. He will take you to the airport and leave there on time (before your flight time). Leisurely complete the security and check-in procedures and have a enjoy your return journey. Let’s meet again very soon on the next adventure.

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Three Passes Trek Map

Navigate through the stunning landscapes of the Khumbu region with the Everest Three Passes Trek map, which showcases the route through Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La passes. Explore remote valleys, picturesque villages, and pristine alpine lakes as you traverse this challenging circuit.

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Packing List for Everest Three High Passes Base Camp Trek

Trekking Gear

  • Backpack
  • Trekking poles
  • Uv protected sunglasses
  • A good quality sleeping bag
  • Headlamp with extra batteries

Clothing

  • Sun hat
  • Woolen hat
  • Scarf or neck warmer
  • Half/full sleeve T-shirts
  • Breathable shirts and pants
  • Moisture-wicking tops and bottoms
  • Sweat-proof leggings
  • Flexible woolen trousers
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Cotten underwears
  • Down jackets
  • Windproof and waterproof jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Liner and insulated gloves
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Liner and woolen socks
  • Sturdy trekking boots with ankle support
  • Light sport shoes
  • Gaiters (for rainy/snowy conditions)
  • Woolen slippers
  • Flipflops

First Aid Kit and Medicines

  • Dressing pads
  • Pain killers
  • Plaster bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Adhesive tapes
  • Sprain spray
  • Antiseptic gel
  • Instant cold packs
  • Super glue
  • Aspirins
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Blister treatment
  • Thermometer
  • Cough syrup
  • Antacids
  • Paracetamols
  • Diamox tablets
  • Water purification drops
  • Oral rehydration salts
  • Antidiarrheals

Hygiene and Toiletries

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Face wash
  • Deodorants
  • Toilet paper
  • Wet wipes
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Bath towel
  • Moisturizing cream
  • High SPF sunscreen
  • Earbuds
  • Lip balm
  • Nail cutters
  • Small mirror
  • Hair clips/ties
  • Perfume
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Razor, shaving cream, and after-shaving gel
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Sanitary pads or tampons

Travel Documents

  • Nepal visa
  • Airline tickets
  • A valid passport
  • Passport-size photographs
  • Insurance papers
  • Trekking permits
  • Cash or credit cards

Extra Items

  • Refillable water bottles
  • Cellphone
  • Camera
  • Portable charger
  • Binoculars
  • Earphones/headphones
  • Power bank
  • Navigation tools (compass, maps, GPS, guide books)
  • Journal and pen
  • Game sets
  • Light snacks
  • Chocolates

Where to Store Excess Luggage?

You can find various luggage storage options during your exciting adventures in Nepal. In order to keep your personal items safely and securely throughout the trip, you can seek the following places

Hotel Storage: Several hotels in Nepal provide luggage storage facilities to their guests. You can store your excess items at the hotel where you will stay.

Travel Agencies: You can also store luggage at the travel insurance office. We will assure you that your belongings will be safe with us and also do not charge you any amount for this.

FAQ

In How Many Days is the Everest Base Camp With Three Passes Trek Completed?

The Everest Base Camp With Three Passes Trek is usually Completed in around 18 to 22 days. The duration greatly depends upon diverse factors, including the route chosen, transportation modes, acclimatization stops, weather conditions, fitness/experience/pace of the individual trekker, etc.

When is the Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp With Three High Passes?

Spring and autumn are the best time to trek Everest Base Camp With Three High Passes. These seasons provide stable weather status and moderate temperatures which are ideal for comfortable and smooth trekking activities. Plus, the clear sky during this time rewards trekkers with the unobstructed panorama of the stunning Himalayas in the Everest region.

What Are the Required Permits for Everest Base Camp With Three Passes Trek?

The permits required to do Everest Base Camp Three Passes Trek are:

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit – NPR 3,000/USD 22
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
    • USD 20 for the first 4 weeks
    • USD 25 beyond 4 weeks

Is There a Risk of Altitude Sickness During Everest Three Passes Trek With Base Camp?

Yes, there is a threat of altitude sickness during your alpine Everest Base Camp Three Passes trekking journey, which introduces you to significant altitude points in the mountain. You will navigate the three demanding mountain passes, Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La, all above 5,300 meters. Additionally, the high altitudes reached at Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters), Chhukung Ri (5,546 meters), Kalapatthar (5,550 meters), and Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters) add to the risks of altitude sickness.

Is Travel Insurance Needed for This Trek?

Yes, travel insurance is essential for the remote and high-altitude adventure of the Everest Base Camp Three High Passes Trek. It helps you provide immediate medical treatment in case of emergencies caused by accidents and illnesses. It also handles the expenses incurred from stolen/lost/delayed baggage, and delays or cancellations of the trip. As a whole, travel insurance ensures your safety, relieves you from financial burdens, and provides peace of mind to enjoy the journey entirely.

How Are the Accommodation and Food During the Journey?

The accommodation during the journey will be at the traditional Sherpa teahouses along the trekking trails. They provide you with basic amenities for the living. The sleeping room, toilet, bathroom, and dining space will be available on a shared basis.

For food, you will be served with all three meals i.e., breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Teahouses will serve meals prepared with locally available fresh crops and vegetables. You can have a variety of traditional and some popular Western food options.

Are There ATM Services Along the Trail?

The Everest Base Camp and Three Passes Trek take place in the wilderness Himalayan locations with few or no banking and ATM facilities. Only some lower region villages can provide these services, and at times, the ATMs might not work or run out of cash. So, you should carry an adequate amount to cover day-to-day expenses during your remote journey.

What Are the Available Communication Facilities?

Telephones are available in many villages along the trekking trails, which allow you to make calls. Likewise, you will also have mobile network coverage, though the quality of the reception may vary at different locations. While most of the teahouses also provide internet facilities, the connection can be poor. You will also have to pay an extra amount for the WiFi connections in teahouses.

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Sam Monterry

Family Traveller

I went on the Everest Three Passes Trek with Nepal Mountain Adventure Family, and it was an amazing adventure. They helped us a lot with everything, like where to stay and how to stay safe. The guides were really smart and friendly, and they taught us a lot about the mountains. We stayed in cozy places and had tasty food. The trek was tough but so worth it because we saw the most beautiful mountains. I would tell anyone to go with Nepal Mountain Adventure Family for this incredible journey. They are the best!

October 19, 2023

Andrew Michael

Solo Traveller

Well organized trek by nmanepal family. Beautiful Everest three passes. Feel like to dive into the nature of Everest region.

October 17, 2023

Oliva Smith

Group Traveller

We had an awesome time with Everest Three Passes trek! We had a very good guide and the whole trek was expertly organized! Recommend it very much.

March 29, 2023

Leonard Legrand

Couple Traveller

Finally we did! We happy to do with this company! Everything was best special thank you so much our guide Mr. Tek! It was successful trip and we will return.

February 3, 2023

Richard Willey

Solo Traveller

One of the best trekking I have done in my life with beautiful mountains landscapes and lakes. our guide Pemba is also a nice man he helps us in all situation and makes our trip a success

February 16, 2022