Everest Three High Passes Trek - 20 Days

Trip Facts

  • Plane-Car
  • 1 to 8
  • 5555 meter/18110 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • High Passes
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English-Chinese-Hindi
  • 16
  • 70
Challenging and active sports Everest Three High Passes Trek is recommended for adventurous people with good physical fitness. By choosing the Everest Three High Passes Trek you will catch the best/famous adventure passes in Everest Nepal; these 3 high passes are tough and challenging for sure, but beautiful and absolutely worthy.

Everest three high passes trek is one of the best challenging trekking activity including mount Everesr basecamp. The view of the mountains and visit to the glacier or glacial lakes is amazing.

Three passes are Kongma La pass, Chola pass and Renjo La pass. The highest altitude of everest base camp 3 passes trek is 5555 meter / 18110 feet above the sea level. This is height of kalapatthar, however.

In the 3 passes trek map, 1st pass-kongma la is highest in altitude with 5550 meters above the sea level.

The three passes trek is best because of its location in Everest region. 3 passes trek itinerary includes Everest base camp tour. After crossing Kong ma la pass trekking takes us to Everest Base camp at first & after passing the 2nd pass of Chola– trekkers will get to the famous Gokyo valley to see cascade pattern of 6 lakes of Gokyo.

If kongma la pass is tough among everest 3 passes, which one is easiest? Renjo la pass, is considered as an easy pass, as Yak cross the pass with supplies.

Completing the Everest Three high passes trek will make your heart proud with the sense of accomplishment of trekking at high altitude and to be able to witness the true beauty of all of Everest Himalaya. Most of everest basecamp trail will get covered in 3 pass Treking With Everest basecamp.

During this long trek you will cross through Khangma-La Pass (5550m), Chola-La pass (5368m), and Renjo-La pass (5338m).

Physical challenge is auto accepted, since all of these passes are situated over 5 thousand meters above the sea level.

Apart from the great passes, other iconic landmarks such as Gokyo Ri, Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp, are included in our itinerary.

What to Expect?

During the trek the close views of Mt. Amadablam, Pumori, Cholatse, Khumbutse, Khangtega, Labuche, Baruntse, Taboche and many other mountains will take your breath away. Be prepared for the excitement.

We will also discover some major 8 thousander mountains along the way, such as Mt Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m) Lhotse (8516m) and Cho Oyo (8201m).

For a mountain lover, this is as close to a paradise as it gets; a never ending range of world’s highest mountains reaching for the sky.

To start the Everest Three High passes trek we will fly to Lukla, which is the gateway to the great trail of the Everest region. Some villages along the trail, like Dingboche (a cluster of houses set among the high summer grazing pastures of the region) and Ghorakshep (village at the highest altitude in the world), and the Gokyo Valley (valley of hidden lakes) will add their unique charm to the overall experience.

Versatile Trek

Complete Everest 3 high passes trek route is inside the Sagarmatha National park. Three passes of Everest are in a chain from highest altitude to lowest.

However, the view from individual top of all 3 passes, in our itinerary, is in, increasing order to inspire our clients to finish all 3 passes in their dream trip to Nepal. With saying that, Renjo la pass is beautiful among all.

Apart from the beauty from the top, three passes trek itinerary covers entire Everest base camp region.

Everest three passes trek itinerary takes you to the Monastery of Tengboche, village of Thame and beautiful lakes of Gokyo. Also, Everest base camp itself, Gkyo ri view point, Kalapatthar climb are major attractions of Everest three high pass trek.

Who can do?

Everest base camp three passes is one of the challenging treks in Everest, since we pass high altitude of 5555 meter during our trekking in this beautiful, panoramic region; where all 3 high passes are above 5300 meters from the sea level.

We start our trekking after flight to Lukla at 2800 meters and the trail follows Everest base camp and 3 high passes; this indicates the adventure in this trekking. Since this is a famous base camp trekking to tallest Mount Everest, we can organize as per your need and requirement, please feel free to contact us for further changes in the suggested Everest 3 passes trek itinerary.

We recommend this high passes trek for adventurous trekkers who are looking to get really close to the mountains and challenge themselves. The Everest three high passes trek combines the possibility to walk on snow (even in the spring), walk in a dense jungle and trek at high altitudes.

Your safety is our priority and our professional staff is happy to attend any questions or concerns you may have about high altitude trekking. Please contact us for further information about this trek!


People opted for a challenge to see the beauty of nature can assign for Everest 3 high pass trek. Everest base camp is visited after passing through first challenge over Kongma la pass. Chola pass takes you to the beautiful Gokyo valley with numerous glacial lakes in Everest. Whereas the 3rd pass – renjo la has stunning view from the summit and takes us to the village where Tenzing Norgey was born. Tenjing was first summiter of Everest with Edmund.

Everest 3 high passes are not just a challenge but summons every inch of beauty that exists in the Everest region.

Things to see in Everest three high pass trek

  • 3 passes above 5000 meters (Kongma La pass, Chola pass and Renjo La pass)
  • EBC on your foot
  • Elliptical shape of Namche Bazzar on second day
  • Sagarmatha National Park Museum for nature, history, culture and mountains of the region
  • Scenic mountain Flight by the side of towering mountains
  • Sacred monastery (namely Tengboche, Pangboche, Thame and Namche Monasteries)
  • Attending regular ceremony at Tengboche Monastery
  • Closer look of Khumbu Ice fall from very near
  • Walk on Glacier (namely Khumbu glacier, Chumbu Glacier, Nagjumba Glacier)
  • Small passes like Thukla Pass & the 100s’ of Memorials including Rob hall and Scott Fischer and numerous other
  • Acclimatization hikes at Namche to Everest view hotel (a star hotel in Everest) & Khumjung and Khunde villages
  • Acclimatization hike to Chhukung ri near Island peak, before the first pass Kongmala
  • Bird Eye view of EBC, thousands of mountains and khumbu glacier from the top of Kalapatthar and all the passes tops.

Detailed itinerary for Everest three pass trek

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1380m).

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time
• Activity – Relax at hotel

Our company representative will transfer you to your hotel. In the evening; refreshments and briefing about Everest three pass trekking and last minute preparation for the trekking. We will tell your more about the tour program during the meeting.

Day 2
Kathmandu city tour; full day

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Special – Katahmandu City Tour
• Time – full day
• Activity – Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites

Kathmandu sightseeing tour by car includes Pasupatinath, Buddhanath, Monkey temple and Kathmandu durbar square. It is a full day tour with government licenses, trained tour guide. In the evening you’ll have time to finish your last minute preparation for the trek to Everest three high passes.

Day 3
Fly from Kathmandu airport to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport) (2810m), followed by a short and easy trek to Phakding (2610m). – 25 minutes flight to lukla – 3 hours walk to Phakding

• Altitude – 2610 meters
• Special – Scenic view from plane and during trek
• Time – 3/4 hours and 25 minutes
• Activity – Flying in plane and hiking

Short flight of about 25 minutes in a small plane carrying 14 people will take us to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to trekking trails in Everest region. After breakfast at a local guest house in Lukla we start our trekking to Phakding village. Phakding is a small village on the side of Dudh Koshi River. Attraction of the day is Dush Koshi River and its valley. We will descent from Lukla to Phakding; altitude variation approx. 200 m today.

Day 4
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). – 8-9 hours of trekking

• Altitude – 3440 meters
• Special – Namche and Durpin Danda
• Time – 8/9 hours
• Activity – Hiking through suspension bridges along with the river valley

Phakding to Namche is the first hiking challenge of the “Everest Three High Pass Trek”. We cross 5 suspension bridges and head to the national park protected zone. At Monjo, we buy tickets to enter the National park and after Lunch at Jorsalle, the ascent begins.

Day 5
Acclimatization day at Namche and visit surrounding village Khunde, Khumjung Everest view hotel and back to Namche

• Altitude – 3962 meters
• Special – Hotel Everest View
• Time – 3/7 hours
• Activity – Hiking 3 hours or upto 7 hours as opted.

Main reason for acclimatization hike is to trek higher and sleep low. This helps acclimatize our body with the altitude and make sure one will not get altitude sickness problem. In the acclimatization hike we will hike to the famous view point at the Sagarmatha national park premises and walk up to the height of 3880 meter. This is the height of Everest view hotel. After hiking for 4-6 hours we will trek down to namche and sleep at the altitude of 3500 meters.

Day 6
Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3790m) – 6-7 hours of trekking

• Altitude – 3860 meters
• Special – Puja ceremony at tengboche monastery and view of many mountains including Mount Everest
• Time – 6/7 hours
• Activity – Hiking through the trail of famous Everest Base Camp Trek

In the beginning of the hike the trail to the top of Namche bazaar is uphill. Once we get to the top of Namche the trail is wide and properly maintained. Along with the proper trail to Tengboche the view of the mountain is stunning.
Everest can be seen until we get down from sanasa village to the lunch place. The riverside village for lunch is called Phunki tnaga at 3600 meters altitude with magnificent view of Mt thamsherku and Mt kangtega. After lunch the hike will start ascending straight up all the way to the tengboche monastery. Tengboche monastery has great view of the Everest, mt amadablam and the surrounding mountains. We will also see the glacier of Kangtega and Mt thamsherku behind the Tengboche village.

Day 7
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m); 6 hours

• Altitude – 4350 meters
• Special – View of tall mountain ranges
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Walk to Dingboche village starts with a downhill to the river of Imja. Once we get to the river trekking trail will ascend to get to pangboche village. Pangboche village has the last view of Everest until we get to see it again from the hike from louche to gorakshep. Trekking from pangboche to dingboche is game changer. Here the altitude cross 4k meters. No tree line starts from this trekking day and the mt Everest disappears. Once we get to dingboche village, it is a small village on the lap of the Mt Lotse and is a lost city in the hidden valley of Everest.

Day 8
Trek to Chuukung (4760m) – 4 to 5 hours of trekking

• Altitude – 4760 meters
• Special – View of tall mountain ranges
• Time – 4/5 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Chukung being at the altitude above 4000 meter will feel like a game changer hiking but it is not. It is an easy trekking for 4 hours to get to chukung from Dingboche. Trekking trail is gradual up and we will walk on the side of the river. Once you get to chhukung village the beauty of Mt Amadablam and Mt Island peak reveals the beauty of hidden gem in the valley of Imja. Island peak climbing is a famous peak climbing in Nepal. Island peak is also called imja peak and this is climbed via chhukung village. You will meet people who have been to the top of island peak or planning to go the next day.

Day 9
Cross one of the pass today, Kongmala pass (5535m) step towards Lobuche (4925m). – 8 to 9 hours of trekking

• Altitude – 5535/4925 meters
• Special – Kongmala pass and view of tall mountain ranges
• Time – 8/9 hours
• Activity – Walking along with crossing Kongmala pass

Fist pass of the trekking in the high pass of Everest is Kongmala pass. Kongma la is a hidden pass among the three pass in Everest. This is considered as the long and tough pass in the trekking of 3 high pass trek of Everest. We will take pack lunch for the pass, as there is nothing in between. Early in the morning, have breakfast and we will get ready to trek all the way to Lobuche village through this 1st pass of the trek. This pass has good view of Lotse and Mt Makalu but nothing of Everest can be seen.
Be careful on this pass, there are many places where ou must follow your guide as the frozen lakes might fall any time. Rock fall and glacial movement in this pass will be an adventure. Kongmala pass is the highest altitude we will get in 3 high pass trekking, that is 5550 meters above the sea level. Overnight at Lobuche village. Do not miss to visit the world highest bakery at Lobuche, it is small place.

Day 10
Trek to Ghorekshep (5180m) and walk up to Everest Base camp (5364m) and get back to Gorekshep. – 9 to 10 hours of trek in total

• Altitude – 5364/5180 meters
• Special – View of various mountain ranges
• Time – 9/10 hours
• Activity – Trekking

After breakfast at the small village of lobuche we will hike towards Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the village in between Everest base camp and Lobuche village. We will start earlier than usual, because this trekking is long and hard because of latitude. After leaving lobuche toward the base camp we will get to chumbu glacier. Once we start walking on the top of this chumbu glacier, mt Everest pops up behind Nuptse. Mt nuptse is what we will see from the top to the bottom in this hiking day. You might be able to encounter avalanche on the nuptse ice fall if you are lucky.
Once you get to Gorakshep, we will eat lunch at the hotel, check in to you rooms and keep hiking to EBC. After 3 hours of hiking from gorakshep to EBC we will get to the awaited Everest base camp, it takes another 2.5 hours to get back to Gorakshep for the night stay.

Day 11
Early morning hike up to Kalapather for sunrise then trek to Dzonglha (4830m). This will be your closest view of Mt. Everest. – 6 to 8 hours of trekking in total

• Altitude – 4830 meters
• Special – view of Everest, khumbu ice fall, khumbu glacier and gorakshep village
• Time – 6/8 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Kalapatthar has great view of surrounding mountain. Sunrise on the top of mt Everest looks awesome, kalapatthar is a black stone hill top at 5545 meters; from the top of kalapatthar we can see Everest base camp, Mt Everest, Khumbu glacier, Hillary step and the surrounding mountain at once. The view from its top is unreal. But it’s not easy to climb to the top as you have walked for 9 hours to base camp yesterday and the climb is straight up to the top. Walking down for the breakfast at the lodge is steep downhill.
After breakfast we will trek to Dzongla, it is a long day today as well. So, if you are thinking about skipping Kalapatthar for saving energy for the rest of the passes, Gokyo ri has similar kind of view but you will not see Everest base camp for sure. Night at Dzongla at local lodge.

Day 12
Today cross the second pass, Chola pass (5420m) then trek down to Thagnag (4695m). – 8 to 10 hours of trekking

• Altitude – 5420/4695 meters
• Special – Chola pass and mountains
• Time – 8/10 hours
• Activity – Walking along with crossing chola pass

Chola pass is the shortest pass among all but it is technical. Among 3 pass of Everest this is a famous pass, chola pass is famous as it connects trail to Gokyo Lake and the Everest base camp. Trail to the top of cho la pass is not easy, you need to walk on the rock and later walk on the frozen ice. Use of rope and harness is not necessary but spikes on the shoes are compulsory.

Day 13
Trek to Gokyo (4800m) and visit fifth lake in Gokyo and back to Gokyo or take half day rest in-front of Third Lake (Gokyo village by the side of third lake). – 7 to 8 hours of trek in total

• Altitude -4700 meters
• Special – Gokyo village/lake
• Time – 2/3 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Today’s trekking to Gokyo Lake is short and easy. Trek is on the rocky texture while passing the glacier but it is short which will make you happy after 2 pass treks you have done so far. Trekking to Gokyo has great view of glacier, mt choyu 8205 meters. Once you get close to the glacier, you can Gokyo Ri as well. After you get to Gokyo village, you can trek to 5th lake. From 5th lake you will see Everest and cho yu once again.
The peace and solitude of this place can be something of importance to you. If you do not want to go to 5th lake, you can walk around 3rd lake or just go to 4th lake and come back. Or you can go to Gokyo ri for sunset. Sunset from gokyo ri is awesome.

Day 14
Today we cross the third pass, Renjo la pass down to Lungden (4350m) – 8 to 9 hours of trekking

• Altitude -4350 meters
• Special – Renjo la pass, gokyo lake and muntains
• Time – 8/9 hours
• Activity – Walking along with crossing renjo la pass

The last pass of the 3 pass trek in Everest has great view of Everest. Mt Everest can be seen half by portion and the surround mountain looks unreal beautiful. Walk to the top of Renjo la pass is on the side of the 3rd lake of gokyo. Once you get to the end of the 3rd lake, climbing starts all the way to the top. After great view from the top, you can walk down on the stone steps to get to Lumde village. The view of the gokyo ri top and renjo la pass top are similar. So Gokyo ri is not in the itinerary, if you must gokyo ri, do on day 13th. Overnight at Lumde at local guest house

Day 15
Trek to Hidden Thame village (3840m) visit Thame monastery. – 4 to 5 hours of trekking in total

• Altitude – 3840 meters
• Special – Thame monastery
• Time – 4/5 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Trekking from Lumde village to thame is a short walk. We will pass by the village of Sir Tenjing norgey sherpa. Once you get to Thame village; it is a small village on the side of the tame river. If you have time and energy on this day trek, you can visit Thame monastery on the hill top of thame.

Day 16
Trek back to Namche bazaar. – 5 to 6 hours of trekking

• Altitude – 3440 meters
• Special – Namche Bazaar
• Time – 5/6 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Trekking from Thame to Namche is gentle downhill walk. You will find few local monasteries on the way and trek through some village. There are some school and health post on the way to Namche. Once you get near to Namche, the view of Namche bazaar is impressive. You can see semicircular shape of namche village and the towering mt thamsherku, mt Kusum kangeru and many others just behind it. On the right the view of Mt Kongde is so close.

Day 17
Trek downhill from Namche to Lukla. – 9 to 10 hours of trekking

• Altitude – 2860 meters
• Special – View of landscapes and mountains
• Time – 9/10 hours
• Activity – Trekking

From today the trail will be as same as before. But after days of hiding in the different valley of the 3 pass trail in Everest you will enjoy this one day repetition of the trail. Trekking to Lukla is downhill and descends around 1800 meters altitude in a single day. The trek ends, enjoy your night at trekking clubs of Lukla. You can walk in clubs with your hiking boots and hiking outfit. It is hilarious experience in the Everest 3 high pass trek.

Day 18
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Usually flight from Namche is in early morning. Overnight at your hotel in Bhaktapur. – 25 minutes of flight

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Special – Scenic view from plane
• Time – 25 minutes flight
• Activity – Flying in plane

To make you 3 high pass trekking special we have added Bhaktapur heritage city in the itinerary. Here the peace lies in the city. Boutique city of Kathmandu valley will be a awesome treat for a mountain lover. Straight from the airport we will drive to Bhaktapur and relax at the antique atmosphere of Bhaktapur city

Day 19
After breakfast Visit historic Bhaktapur Durbar squire & afternoon last minute shopping in your own. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

• Altitude – 1401 meters
• Special – Bhaktapur City Tour and Shopping
• Time – Full Day
• Activity – Sightseeing Bhaktapur Durbar square and shopping

Tour of Bhaktapur includes 55 windows palace, 5 story temple or Nyatapola temple, Taleju Temple, Pottery square, peacock window, art museum and Local Street of Bhaktapur. After the tour we will transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu at Thamel. You can enjoy your last night at the night life of Thamel and do your last minute shopping if needed. Overnight at hotel like Kathmandu Grand or similar

Day 20
Drive to TIA airport for your final departure.

• Time – 30 minutes airport transfer time
• Activity – Flying back to origin

Time has come to farewell you with a promise to see you again. Our vehicle will drop you at the airport for your flight.

Cost of Everest three high pass Trek-General Inclusions

  • Domestic flights, to and from Lukla.
  • Airport pickup and drop by private car for domestic and international flights as per the itinerary.
  • Three nights in a Standard Hotel in kathmandu, B/B (bed and breakfast).
  • One night in a Standard Hotel in Bhaktapur, B/B (bed and breakfast).
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek and fresh fruit every night after dinner.
  • All accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paperworks, entry permits & Sagarmatha national park entrance fee.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government licensed guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trek and tour.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Guided city tour of Kathmandu; includes 4 destinations.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees, if applicable.
  • Credit card fee for Online payable amount
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek
  • (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away
  • (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide
  • (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost of Everest three high pass Trek-General Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel and medical insurance for emergency, we assist you for the arrangement.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, except tea/coffee with breakfast.
  • Gratitude (except to the lead guide)

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Trip Info of Everest three high pass Trek

  • Plane-Car
  • 1 to 8
  • 5555 meter/18110 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • High Passes
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English-Chinese-Hindi
  • 16
  • 70



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