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Everest Three High Passes Trekking is an incredible trip that takes you on the adventure to experience three high Himalayan passes in the Everest region. This wonderful adventure trek goes through the high passes of Renjo La (5340m), Cho La (5420m) and Kongma La (5535m) including hiking to spectacular Gokyo Ri (5360).

Apart from achieving incredible three high passes, the trek brings an incredible opportunity to explore beautiful lakes amidst the mountain peaks at Gokyo. The trip also goes to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar for a stunning Himalayan panorama and sunrise over the Himalayas.

Although a challenging trip, you will get some unforgettable memory of adventure trekking on this trip. Unlike a normal Everest Base Camp trekking, this trek shows Everest and other mountain peaks from several different angles and gives more opportunity to explore the charming beauty of the region.  The Everest Three High Passes Trekking alludes to a bold travelling experience in Nepal that provides food as a test to trekking lovers. During the trip, you will run over three passes which incorporate Renjo La (5360m), Cho La (5368m), and Kongma La (5330m), which comprise extraordinary harmony and tranquillity. The trip comprises fantastic travelling trails that go through the Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp. This ideal travelling experience allows you to climb three pinnacles: Gokyo Ri, Kala Pattar, and Chukkung Ri, and would positively allow you to accumulate never-ending recollections.

The Everest Three High passes trekking is an eighteen-day trip that follows the Everest Base Camp course prior to separating and taking you more than three passes that give stunning perspectives on the Himalayas and Mount Everest. It's been named quite possibly the most wonderful journeys on the planet, and in light of current circumstances! While going on the Everest Base Camp course is decent as a result of its business status, the three passes journey takes you past that side of the area and show you significantly a greater amount of its excellence. The Gokyo Lakes journey is another well-known trip in Sagarmatha National Park, and this takes you through the endpoint of that course.

 Group Size: More than one (+1) People

Max Altitude: 5554m

Arrival On: Kathmandu

Departure From: Kathmandu

Meals: All major meal on the trek; breakfast in Kathmandu

Accommodation: Tourist class hotel in Kathmandu, Tea house on the trek

Trip Highlights

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  • Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

    Arrive at the Tribhuwan international airport where you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will be no any organized activities. So, you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

  • Day 2 Kathmandu half day Sightseeing and trek preparation

    Today after breakfast, we start a guided sightseeing to major historical and religious sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

  • Day 3 Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding

    An early morning wake up and transfer to the domestic airport to board the flight to Lukla. We take off to our destination on a 35 min scenic mountain flight. After a cup of tea at local Lodge in Lukla we are treading on the legendary “Everest Highway” which heads downwards through the alpine valley following the “Dudh Kosi” or milk river (named after its milky colour from glacial silt). We reach Phakding after 3hrs walk and end our first day here. Overnight at lodge

  • Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar

    Today we walk mostly uphill through the alpine valleys. We cross Dudh Kosi River a few times before we reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region. On a clear day you get panaromic views of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangru, Kwangde and Taweche on the way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge

  • Day 5 Rest & Acclimatization

    Acclimatization is important before proceeding to higher altitudes. This is the first acclimatization day in Namche bazaar that everyone should make into their Everest region trekking itinerary. You can explore around and relax. Overnight at lodge

  • Day 6 Trek to Thame

    The trail to Thame heads out from the Namche Gompa and leads up to Thamo. It is pretty steep climbing to Thame from Thamo, so it would be better to spend the night in Thame. It is a small village that offers some nice views of surrounding peaks. Here you will visit an interesting Gompa . Overnight at lodge

  • Day 7 Trek from Thame to Lungden via Taranga (approx. 5hrs)

    We walk through Nakpa Valley which falls on the old trade route of Tibet. During the trek you can visit to Darkyachhulung peak, Marlung sacred site of Warfield, and Lake Cho Relmo.

  • Day 8 Trek to Gokyo (4750 m) via Renjola Pass (approx.6 hrs)

    The trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley via Renjo La Pass. After crossing the pass we trek down through patches of birch and rhododendron forest and small yak-grazing pastures until we reach Gokyo. The Renjo La Pass route is off the beaten track. From the pass, we can have a glimpse of the Gokyo lake on one side, the Rermo Pokhari lakes on the other side. Overnight at lodge

  • Day 9 Climb Gokyo Peak (5280m) / back to Gokyo and trek to Thangna

    Today, early in the morning we climb Gokyo peak at elevation of 5280m. From the top of the peak we will have stunning views of the beautiful Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic views of the entire Khumbu Himalayas, such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang . Those who want to explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are much rewarded. After noon we continue trek to Thangna village which take zentle down 2 to 3 hour overnight stay at Thangna.

  • Day 10 Cross Chola pass (5354m) and trek to Dzongla

    We wake up early in the morning and start 20 minute gradual down then our climb and cross Chola pass. This is the route to Everest Region where you can have a beautiful view of Amadablam, Cho-latse, Barnutse, Makalu Lhotse. After crossing the Chola Pass you will descend towards approximate 1000 feet and again make some ascents and descents until you reach to Dzongla where you will have overnight stay at lodge in Zongla.

  • Day 11 Trek Dzongla to Gorakshep (5140m) & same day excursion to Kalapathar (5550m)

    The trail from Dzongla undulates gently above a small glacial lake and passes along the beautiful summit of Cholatse and Taboche and the small Chola glacier from Zongla to Labuche takes 3 hour then continuous to Gorakshep You will follow the contour of the hill and veer off towards the North and eventually descend into the valley and reach Gorakshep overnight at Gorakshep.

  • Day 12 Excursion to EBC and Trek to Lobuche

    Today is our special day early morning cim up to Kalapatter and after that we will set foot at the coveted Everest Base Camp. We will spend some hours at Everest Base Camp, have lunch and head out to Lobuche. The path is quite rocky and it moves along the bank of Lobuche Glacier. While trekking, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and many other peaks.

  • Day 13 Cross Kongma La Pass and Trek to Chhukung (4730m)

    Today we cross Kongma la (pass; 5535m) and continue trek to Chhukung. While trekking we will enjoy spectacular view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall.

  • Day 14 Trek to Dingboche

    We will trek a few hours up along the Imja Kola to Chhukhung, a seasonal herding village nestled under Ama Dablam, Lhotse, the Nuptse wall, Peak 38 and Island peak, After lunch we have the option to climb Chhukhung Ri, a climbing peak with two summits, the higher at about 5530m and then descend to Dingboche for overnight stay

  • Day 15 Trek to Tengboche (3860m)

    The trek continues through summer pastures along the trail. The trail descends the left flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Tengboche, where we will visit the Tengboche Monastery, spiritual center of the Khumbu region. The descent is short and we will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam and on clear days we can see Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at lodge

  • Day 16 Trek Tengboche to Monjo

    Today we start our long 5 hour descent to Monjo. We will have our lunch in Namche bazaar and then continue our trek descending until we reach the village of Monjo (2,950m) for overnight.

  • Day 17 Trek to Lukla

    The next morning we head for Lukla. In the end we spend more time descending this day. During this day we see many new groups on the trail heading out to Namche. At a teahouse at Lukla we will toast over a beer the incredible trip we just finished and spend some time reflecting over our experiences.

  • Day 18 Fly to Kathmandu

    We pack up early and head for the airstrip to catch a flight back to Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu the rest of your day is free to do your own things. You could do some last minute shopping and packing, or send a few post cards home or even go down for a stroll to Thamel.

  • Day 19 Free day in Kathmandu

    Free day in Kathmandu

  • Day 20 Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.

    Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.

What's included

Airport pick up and transfer to hotel

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star category with breakfast

Half day Kathmandu sightseeing with an English/ any other foreign language speaking city guide

Domestic flight Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu

Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park permit

TIMS (Trekking Information Management System

An experienced and first aid trained license holder accompanying trekking guide

Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)

Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation of our trekking crew

Tea House accommodation on twin or multi sharing basis during the trek

Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)

Farewell dinner

What's Excludes

Nepal entry visa

Domestic airport tax

Your Travel/Medical insurance

Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu

Hot shower while on trek

Single supplements in hotels except solo trekking service

Bar bills and laundry

Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost)

Optional trips not specified in the itinerary

Tipping to guide and porter

-Personal trekking equipment

Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage)


Trekking to Everest three high pass is obviously for all with fair fitness level. If you love outdoor adventure; do not have problem with trekking long hours for multiple days in high mountains; can survive with basic necessities and sometimes without them; and finally if you love the serenity of mountains and uniqueness of local culture and lifestyle, yes, this trip is definitely for you.

We fly to Lukla from Kathmandu for about half an hour on a small plane. Although the plane is small, the flight brings beautiful sights of mountains. Then we trek for multiple days up and down the trail towards the Everest amidst the marvellous mountains.

Fitness is the key requirement to trek to the Everest region as it involves walking up and down the mountains and goes pretty high in altitude. You definitely have to be in good physical fitness along with strong mental toughness.

Although you need a good level of physical fitness to be able to trek to Everest, you do not need to take any special training. However, a regular preparation for at least six months before the trek starts is highly advisable. You can go for regular jogging, short hiking trips – up and down the hill if possible, cardio workout and workout on improving overall fitness.

Apart from physical fitness, you also need to prepare yourself to survive with just bare essentials in the mountains.

You can expect to walk six hours on average every day during the trek however the trek duration is completely dependent on your pace of walking.

Will there be any rest day along the trail as we trek?
Yes, the trekking will have certain designated days as rest and acclimatization days as we trek up towards the higher elevation. The breaks are designed in accordance with the elevation gain and further days and elevation to go.

As trekking in Nepal is all about traversing up and down the mountains, you will have to walk the trail that goes up and down all the way through. Even the trek that is graded as ‘easy trek’ might feel difficult for some trekkers because of the winding trails up and down the mountains.

But as the trail passes through the wonderfully scenic region and villages along the way, the feeling of difficulty vanishes in the ocean of joy that the mountains and surroundings bring to you.

We advise you to get ready with a proper pair of waterproof trekking shoes, worn a few times already is even better. For a detailed list of things to bring, please refer to our Equipment List.

An exhilarating adventure up in the mountains is for sure on this trek. Apart from that, you can enjoy incredible views of Himalayan vistas including the Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many other mountains. A wonderful cultural and lifestyle experience of the Sherpa people living in the region is another inspiring attraction that you come along while trekking in the Everest.

As the trek goes to pretty high altitude, anyone, who treks there, is prone to the altitude sickness. However, this risk of altitude sickness can be lessened by drinking enough water; walking on a slow and gradual pace, enjoying the views, taking enough breaks along the walk and practising some breathing exercises.

Getting sick up in the mountains during the trek is certainly not a good thing to happen to anyone. But it happens sometimes and it is good to come prepared to face any situation while doing this adventure trip. If you, unfortunately, get sick up in the mountains, our guide and the team will take the best care of you and take the most appropriate step for your safety. Those steps might include from denying you the further journey up to rescue you by helicopter. But before taking these big and last steps ahead when there are no other alternatives left, your situation will be carefully observed and the best possible will be done to make you able to continue on the journey.

Although there may not be as many choices of foods in the mountains as in Kathmandu, you will get a food menu with some varieties of foods. However, the famous Nepali dish, Dal Bhat, fills your plate for most of the time and other times you can have food of your choice from the choices available in the menu.

Although there may not be as many choices of foods in the mountains as in Kathmandu, you will get a food menu with some varieties of foods. However, the famous Nepali dish, Dal Bhat, fills your plate for most of the time and other times you can have food of your choice from the choices available in the menu.

When you are trekking in the mountain, there are three different options for drinking water. First, you can buy bottled water that is safe to drink although price gets more expensive as you trek higher. The second option is to ask the lodge you stay to fill your bottle with boiled water, which might cost you some money. And the third option is to buy water purifying tablets or rod and take it along with your on the trek. You can fill tap water along the trail and you can use the water purifying tablet or rod to turn it into safe drinking water that is the cheapest of all.

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