Trip Duration
19 days
Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude
5,540m.
Trip Difficulty
Moderate to Hard
Activity
Trekking
Best Season
Oct -Dec & March-May
Per Person US$ 1790

US$ 1690

Per Person US$ 1790

US$ 1690

Overview of Everest Three High Passes Trekking

Everest Three High Pass Trekking is an ultimate adventure in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal. This incredibly challenging journey takes you through the spectacular high-altitude mountain passes of the Everest region. Therefore, this fantastic trekking journey is one of the toughest in the world.

The beautiful Everest region is rich in natural diversities that will enchant trekkers taking this trek. There are sweeping vistas of the Himalayas that you can observe from various viewpoints along the trail.

This incredible trekking opportunity is ideal for avid trekkers who want a tranquil adventure in serene landscapes.

The trek itinerary takes you to the three majestic mountain passes, including Cho La, Renjo La, and Kongma la Pass. Trekkers will pass through the Sagarmatha National Park premises observing the lush vegetation and wildlife.

Passing through the cultural settlements of the Sherpa, Bhotia, and other ethnic communities is quite an attraction.

When is the best time for Everest Three High Pass Trek?

Everest Three High Pass Trekking is ideal in Spring and Autumn. The beautiful trek is perfect in these seasons as there is stable weather throughout the trails.

There are clear views of the Himalayas in these seasons as well. During these seasons, you will also get fewer weather-related challenges like heavy rainfall, snowfalls, landslides, avalanches, etc.

Highlights of Everest Three High Passes Trekking

  • Crossing enthralling three high passes (Kongma-La, Cho-La, and Renjo-La Pass)
  • The great trek inside the world’s highest National park- Sagarmatha National park
  • The mesmerizing view of Ngozumba glacier, Khumbu Icefall, and glaciers
  • Explore the world’s highest freshwater Gokyo Lake comprising six Lakes at an altitude of 4,750 m.
  • Visit historical and oldest Buddhist Tengboche Monastery
  • Experience the unique lifestyle, tradition, and culture of Sherpa people
  • Spectacular views of the world highest mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse, Cho Oyu & Makalu from the best view point of Gokyo RI (5,357 m) and Kalapatthar (5,545 m)

Everest Three High Passes Trekking Itinerary

Today is the very first day in the land of the Himalayas, Nepal. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu our representative will happily welcome you with warm greetings.

Then you will quickly transfer to your respective hotel with our private vehicle as per your group size. In the evening, you will be introduced to your trek guide and trip briefing session in short at our Life Himalaya Trekking office, Thamel.

Then you’ll have the welcome dinner hosted by us at a typical Nepalese Restaurant where you will be able to enjoy and taste the Nepalese cuisine.

Car 15m
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Altitude (1,320 m/4,330 ft.

Welcome to the land of the Himalayas, Nepal. Your first-day journey begins today. Your day begins with an early departure from Domestic Airport on our private vehicle morning flight to Lukla.

It will take around 35 minutes from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. You’ll introduce yourself at Lukla to your Porters and crew members.

After a short meeting and introduction with the porters, we start our trekking journey through the beautifully paved footpath passing typical Sherpa’s villages, and green valleys along with the Dudh Koshi River until we reach Phakding village.

Flight
Accommodation lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,623 m/8,605 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our trek begins with a gentle walk to the beautiful settlement of the Sherpa people along with the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing the series of suspension bridges, the trek continues to ascend the village of Jorsalle- Sagarmatha National Park entry point and trekking permit and TIMS checking point.

Then you can see the first sights of Mt. Thamasekru, Everest panoramas, and Lhotse before reaching Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar is a delightful mountain town and is considered the gateway of the Everest region; built on a steep mountain bowl with excellent views of the Himalayas with every facility like restaurants, banks, shops, etc.

Walking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (3,440 m/ 11,286 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today your day is reserved for the acclimatization process at a higher altitude. We will be staying in Namche bazaar to ensure proper rest so that you may not suffer from altitude sickness in other coming days.

After having lunch, we will short hike toward Everest View Hotel to see the close-up views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m) as a well panoramic view of the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest.

Then we go back to Namche, and take a rest and enjoy the rest of the day by visiting the beautiful town. On this day you may have ample opportunities to explore the Sherpa’s villages, traditions, culture, and primitive lifestyles.

Walking 2-3 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,880 m/12,726 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins after breakfast at Namche. The trail goes steeply up through the beautiful forests, mind-blowing villages, and magnificent views of the Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak, and so on.

We continue our trek towards the village of Kenjoma and Sansa to reach Phunki Tanga. After lunch at Phunki, we steeply up through the pine forest until we go to Tengboche village.

Tengboche is the magnificent village of the Everest region with a charming spot of close views of the world’s highest mountains Ama Dablam.

We will visit the renowned oldest and biggest Buddhist Tengboche monasteries nourishing spirit with the daily praying Buddhist monks which is one of the prime highlights of the trek.

Walking 5-6 hrs. 
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,867 m/12,686 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today our trek begins with a short hike passing through lush green Rhododendron forest to reach the village of Pangboche.

Our trial passes through the several Mani walls, typical villages, and several Chortens. Following the Imja Khola and crossing the bridges, we reach the town of Orsho- the way that separates the trial to Pheriche and Dingboche.

Following the breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, we enter the Imja Valley. We continue our walk towards Imja valley to reach the Dingboche.

It is a picturesque village with beautifully cultivated fields where people grow food like barley, potato, etc. Dingboche is also known as the gateway for Island Peak Climbing.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,350 m/14,272 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is another day reserved for proper rest in the high-altitude trek. We stop here to ensure appropriate acclimatization at a high altitude.

Stay active and safe from altitude sickness in other coming days is very important for you while trekking at a high altitude.

After having a late breakfast, we will hike towards Nagarjun Peak from where we can see the tremendous views of majestic peaks like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam, Island peak, Chocolate, Taboche, and many mighty peaks.

We also visit the beautiful Dingboche village. After lunch, we basically have free time to rest and relax. O

Walking 3-4 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5100m/16732ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day starts after breakfast at Dingboche. Our day begins with a fantastic hike toward the beautiful village of Chukkung. The trial gradually passes through the beautiful mountain land.

On the way towards Chukkung, we can see the mountain villages, magnificent views of the Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Island Peak (Imjatse), Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak, and so on.

Chukkung is also famous as Imjatese Valley. After 4/5 hours walk, we reach beautiful Chukkung valley where we spend our night.

Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,743 m/15,560 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is one of the tough and most exciting first passes (Kongma la Pass) on your adventurous trip. Our day begins with breakfast at the tea house. After ensuring proper rest, we gently walk through the valley and ascend towards the uphill trail to the great Kongma La Pass.

Slowly crossing this adventurous pass, we descend towards the Khumbu glacier moraines. While crossing the high-altitude path on glaciers you may mislead or difficulties may occur so follow our guide so that any problems may not create.

After crossing the pass, the final descend the most difficult stage and the trail turns north through Khumbu glacier which takes you towards Lobuche.

Lobuche is one of the beautiful Sherpa settlements surrounded by mountains like Pumori, Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, etc.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,535 m/18,154 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the most important day of our trek as we follow the Everest Base Camp (EBC). Our day starts after breakfast at Lobuche and begins with an easy and gentle uphill walk for a few hours.

Then the trail passes a short steep climb to reach the Gorak Shep- a small settlement of Sherpas near Mt. Everest. On reaching Gorak Shep, we keep all our belongings here and take some rest.

After having lunch, we head towards Mt. Everest Base Camp with colossal excitement and route passing through small rocks, short ups and downs hills covered with snow all the way.

After reaching our Everest Base Camp we enjoy the breathtaking views of the great Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Khumbuste, Ama Dablam, and many other peaks.

We’ll take our time inspecting the Khumbu glacier, and ice fall as well as make the best photographs as well videos.

After a great time and feeling high beneath the world’s highest mountain, we return back to Gorak Shep with the same trial since there is no place and tea houses to stay at Everest Base Camp.

Walking 6-8 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,364 m/17,598 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we wake early in the morning to climb the top of Kalapatthar (5,545 m) which is one of the best viewpoints of the Everest region.

From the top of Kalapatthar, we can observe the 360-degree panoramic views with vibrant sunrise of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Khumbuste, and many other peaks.

Then trek down to Gorakshep and have breakfast. Enjoying the Himalayan vistas we slowly trek down to Lobuche where we spend our night.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,930 m/16,170 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins after having breakfast at Lobuche. From Lobuche, we trek downhill on a trail alongside the Khumbu glacier. On the way, we admire the magnificent views of Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Chocolate, Khumbuste, and so on.

We pass through many Buddhist stupas, and stone walls toward Chola Lake nearby. Our walk slightly descends steeply down for a couple of hours and crosses the Chola Khola bridge before we reach Dzongla.

We stay at Dzongla- a beautiful spot at the base of the Chola pass since there is no place to stay before crossing the Cho-la pass.

Walking 4-5 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (4,830 m/15,850 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is another tough and exciting day where we cross the second pass (Cho La pass) on this adventurous trip. Our challenging day begins after having breakfast on Dzongla.

The trial leads to a steep-up and then passes through the icy trails and glaciers to cross the adventurous Cho La pass of the Everest region. On reaching the top of the basin of Cho La, we can admire the beautiful Chola Lake and amazing views of mountains like Ama Dablam and Cholatse.

Finally, we cross Cho La Pass and trials lead us through crevasses and rocky chunks towards the village of Thangnak. After having lunch, our easy walk continues towards the beautiful village of Gokyo, at the foot of the Ngozumba glacier.

The trail passes through the rocky paths and highest altitude freshwater lakes- Gokyo lakes towards the Gokyo valley.

Walking 7-8 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,387 m/ 17,673 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is another day reserved for the acclimatization process at a higher altitude. We will be staying in Gokyo to ensure proper rest. After breakfast, we will be climbing another best viewpoint Gokyo RI of the Everest region.

The top of Gokyo RI is covered with a flapping colorful Buddhist prayer flag from where we can see 360 panoramic views of the world’s highest mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Cholatse and Taboche, and so on.

You can also see the apex vistas of Gokyo valley and the beautiful lakes of the Everest region. You can also see the massive Ngozumpa glacier- the longest glacier in the world. After collecting great memories we hike down and rest of the day we take a rest.

Walking 3-4 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (5,357 m/17,575 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is another tough and exciting day where we cross the third and final pass (Renjo La pass) on this adventurous trip.

Today we start our trek early after having breakfast and follow the trail towards the end of Gokyo Lake, with the marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taboche, and then over Renjo la pass.

This is one of the difficult passes of this adventurous trip.  On reaching the top of the pass we can admire the breathtaking panorama of Mt. Cho Oyu and other surrounding peaks.

After crossing the pass, our walk follows the frozen ponds beneath Renjo la, and descends towards the small settlement of Sherpa’s at Lungdeng and had lunch. Thereafter, our walk continues until we reach the beautiful village of Marlung.

Walking 8-9 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (5,345 m/17,532 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins after having breakfast at Marlung. Our trail passes through the Bhote Koshi River towards the valley of Langmuche Khola.

We descend exploring the beautiful Sherpa’s villages, ancient and old Buddhist monasteries, rare lifestyles, culture, and traditions of Sherpa’s and Tibetan peoples until we reach the Thame village

. After having lunch at Thame, we will be visiting the renowned oldest Thame monasteries where the Buddhist monks used to pray daily. Many trekkers visit Thame as it is famous for the spring celebration festival- Mani Rimdu festival (the Sherpa’s main festival), held in Mid-May each year.

Thereafter, we trek down towards the Namche Bazaar for our night’s stay.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,440 m/11,286 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the last day of trekking in the heartland of the Himalayas. Our day begins with breakfast. We gently descend through the Hillary suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and walk through Jorsale- Sagarmatha National Park entry point and trekking permit and TIMS checking point.

Then our trek slowly descends the beautiful village of Monjo. After having lunch at Phakding, our trek continues crossing more suspension bridges, pine and rhododendron forest, charming village, prayer stones, and flags towards the gateway of Everest Region-Lukla.

On reaching Lukla, we enjoy our last dinner with the crew members and porters and celebrate the successful completion of our journey.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (2,804 m/9,200 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the last day with your Sherpa porters so if you are happy enough with their services you may give them some gratitude. Then we take the earliest possible flight back which is about 35 minutes to Kathmandu.

On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our representative will easily transfer you to your respective hotels in our private vehicle. The rest of the day is reserved for your personal activities.

You may relax and rest the whole day or explore the famous markets and places to do some souvenir shopping. In the evening, we would have a farewell dinner together with the guide and office representative on the successful completion of our Everest three high passes trek journey.

Walking 35 min
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B D
Altitude 1,320 m/4,330 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our adventurous trip ends today in the land of the Himalayas, Nepal. After a wonderful time at Everest Three High Pass trekking with the grand service of Life Himalaya trekking ends until you will transfer towards Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight.

Our representative escorts you towards the airport and happily greets you hoping to see you once again in Nepal.

Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • Airport picks up and drops international and domestic. Complete departure information, About trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness, and reconfirmation and extend visa service if necessary. About extra tour service before & after the trek.
  •  3-star hotel (Kathmandu guest house & Hotel Marsyangdi) & similar in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu Only 15 kg luggage allowed.  (10kg Big bag & 5 kg handbag)
  • Trek flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & Kathmandu for members and involved staff.
  • Private transportation pick up and drops.
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  •  breakfast, lunch, and dinner included chosen from lodge menu.
  •  twin share accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experience, government licensed holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff. ( 5 trekkers 1 assistant guide )
  • Warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bags will be provided during the EBC trekking ( down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip )
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permits)
  • Sagarmatha national park (Mt. Everest) trek permit fee.
  •  Life Himalaya trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and EBC Three pass  trail map
  • First Aid kits for the staff and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  •  Farewell dinner at a reputed restaurant.

What's Excluded

  • Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary.
  • 6000 m Cover Travel insurance.
  • International  airfare.Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge, hot showers & international phone calls.
  • Service not mentioned above
  • Tips for guide and porter
Note: Please Kindly  bring 6000 m Cover Travel insurance | Passport | passport size photo  at Orientation Meeting before the trek departure.

Route Map

Everest Three High Passes Trekking Map

Everest Three High Passes Trekking - Essential Information

Everest Three High Pass Trek Difficulty Grade

The trek is challenging or strenuous in terms of difficulty. Difficult factors include altitude sickness, remote terrains, steep uphill, unpredictable weather, etc.

Proper packing, acclimatization, nutrition, and gentle trekking are essential to tackle these challenges. Besides, cardio workouts before the trek are necessary for a successful journey in the Himalayas.

Everest Three High Pass Trek Food and Accommodation

The trekkers will stay in tea houses during the trek. These teahouses provide basic facilities for meals and accommodations. You will get a room with basic facilities in the remote trails.

Dal Bhat is served twice daily, which is a staple Nepalese diet. There are other limited varieties of food as well. You can also carry snacks and water while trekking in the daytime.

Everest Three High Pass Trek Route

Our trekking journey starts as you arrive in Kathmandu, where you stay at a hotel and prepare for the trek. The next day you will take a scenic mountain flight to Lukla early in the morning.

After arriving at Lukla on the thrilling flight, you will start your trekking journey. From Lukla, we will trek to Phakding on the same day and stay overnight.

Our next destination is on the next day in Namche, the area’s commercial hub. In Namche Bazaar, you can find shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants, bars, bakeries, etc.

There are various acclimatization points like the Syanboche viewpoint as well. After acclimatizing and exploring the region, you will trek further the next day.

The trek on the following day takes you to Tengboche. There you can find the important religious heritage site of the Tengboche monastery.

After staying for the night, you will travel to the beautiful settlement of Dingboche. There you will acclimatize again, exploring the stunning natural landmarks.

Our next destination is Chukkung, where you will spend the night before continuing the trek. From Chukkung, you will cross the Kongma La Pass.

The mountain pass crossing will lead you to the Lobuche village settlement. From there, you will pass through the beautiful trails to finally arrive at the highest settlement of Gorak Shep.

After resting for a night in Gorak Shep, you will trek to the spectacular Everest Base Camp. The snow-clad Himalayas surround the base camp area from all sides.  You can meet with travelers traveling to EBC via Everest Base Camp Trek

You will also find mountain climbers busy acclimatizing and training for the expedition in the base camp area.

You can explore the bustling atmosphere and take incredible pictures before returning to Gorak Shep. The next day you will rise early to trek to Kala Patthar, the best viewpoint in the region.

The sweeping vista of the Himalayas and the perfect view of Mt. Everest (8848.86m) are the highlights of Kalapathar.

From Kalapathar, you will trek down to Gorakshep and finally to Lobuche. The trail then leads you to Dzongla, where you will cross the majestic Chola pass.

The beautiful route will then take you through the serene Gokyo lakes. You can go on the excursion to Gokyo Ri as well.

The route will then lead you to the settlement of Marlung crossing the stunning Renjo La pass. Finally, you will trek to Namche Bazaar from Marlung the following day.

You will then travel to Lukla from Namche Bazaar, passing through the beautiful terrains. Our trekking journey ends in Lukla as we take the flight back to Kathmandu.

You can explore the cultural landmarks of Kathmandu or rest on your free day. We will celebrate the completion of this wonderful trek in the evening. You can travel to your desired destination the next day as our trip ends.

We at “Life Himalaya Trekking” offer this Everest Three High Pass Trekking package at a reasonable cost. We also have an Everest Three High pass trek with Island Peak Climbing. You can contact us for a detailed itinerary and other information about the trip. Happy Adventure!

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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