Everest 3 High Passes Trek

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Everest 3 High Passes Trek

  • Trip Duration: 21 Days
  • Trip Grading: More challenging
  • Max Altitude: 5550m
  • Best Time: Sep-Dec/Mar-may
  • Trip Mode: Lodge and Tea House
  • Group Size: 2-10


Everest Three Passes Trek

This is an adventurous and challenging trek involving the crossing of Everest three high passes – Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,368m) and Renjo La Pass (5,360m) and reaching the Everest Base Camp. Blessed with an amazing landscape it also gives you an opportunity to get deep insights into the culture and tradition of the famous Sherpa community. This trek adds more thrill and fun to the Everest Base Camp Trek and it is suitable for those adventure seekers who always want more.

Short Summary of Everest Three Passes Trek

Our basic itinerary schedules 21 days for this trek – including enough time for proper acclimatization. After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will spend one day with the necessary trip preparation. While we will take care of the paperwork you can relax and enjoy some sightseeing. From Kathmandu, we will take a flight to Lukla, our starting point. From here we will head to Kongma La Pass (the highest one among the three high passes) via Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Chhukung. After crossing Kongma La Pass we trek to Lobuche, Gorak Shep and then to Everest Base Camp. You become euphoric standing beneath the world’s highest peak. After our return to Gorak Shep, we will continue to Kala Patthar to enjoy breathtaking views of Everest and other peaks. Then we trek to Dzongla and then to Thangnak via Cho La Pass. Leaving Thangnak behind us, we trek to Gokyo and reach Gokyo Ri – another amazing viewpoint. From here we will cross the third and last pass – the Renjo La. After crossing the pass we will reach Marlung and we trek to Namche from where we trek our usual route back to Kathmandu for your departure

How Hard is The Everest Three High Passes Trek

This trekking is obviously hard compared to other crowded treks and it is definitely not for weak hearts. You have to be mentally prepared and someone who can take challenges. This trek demands a high level of fitness. Remember us to take this challenge

Best Time To Go For Everest Three High Passes Trek

The best time for this trek is from March to May and September to December. Nowadays Everest region trek is being a dream of all people of the World.

    Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be warm welcome by our airport representative and escort to your hotel. Stay Overnight at Kathmandu Guest House

    After breakfast, we continue for our visit to Kathmandu Valley which incorporates Kathmandu Durbar Square, SwoyambhunathStupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. If it’s not too much trouble take note of, these landmarks are UNESCO announced world heritage destinations that speak to a brilliant blend of Hinduism and Buddhism that appears to have gotten on well since the antiquated times of this medieval city, your visit will go with an expert authorized guide and come back to the hotel and you will have some idea to shop your

    A thrilling scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the supporting crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Today, the trail moves along the Dudh Koshi once more. While hiking up, you will be amazed at the Himalayan Pine, Cedar, and Deodar forests. Go through the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park at the Monjo Village and start an uphill climb to the Namche Bazaar. The Bazaar is the major tourist hub of the Khumbu Region. Along the way, you will get the first glimpses of Mt. Everest, Kusum Kanguru, and Thamserku peaks. If you are an art lover, you should visit the Benkar Village. The village is famous for its Thangkas of Buddhist deities. Also, explore the Granite stones carved with Tibetan chanting along Jorsalle. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Namche is a great place to acclimatize. The sights around Namche are spectacular and beautiful. After breakfast, you can visit the Syangboche Airstrip that lies on a hill above the town. From here, you can get a panoramic view of Namche and can see amazing sights of the Himalayas as well. Further from Namche lies the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is the highest located hotel in the world and provides a view of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks from all of its windows. Back at Namche, you can visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Today provides a beautiful walk, the trail meanders easily around the ridges and Everest can be clearly seen on the horizon ahead before you descend through splendid rhododendron forest for lunch. After lunch, you cross the Dudh Kosi and begin the ascent to the top of a long ridge which flows from the summit of Kantega. The trail takes you through pine and Rhododendron forest, Thengboche braces a great Monastery as this is a Devout Buddhist region, the wildlife here are unharmed and not too shy. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the ImjaKhola and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and AmaDablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    You will have a full day to rest or explore around the valleys of Chhukung and ImjaKhola. This particular area links with the high passes of AmphuLaptsa and Makalu Barun National Park. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Let me remind you are already at the altitude 4,730m so the mountains have already surrounded you. You will be experiencing the Lhotse Mountain which is the 4th highest mountain in the world. Similarly, you can experience the mountains like AmaDablam, Island Peak and Thamserku. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Your first pass Kongma La at 5,535m is waiting for you today. After your breakfast, you have the meeting with the pass. On your way to Lobuche, you can see prayer flags and views from east to west. Khumbu glacier is one of the charms of this trek and you can experience that today. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    The trail keeps on heading northwards after the Khumbu Glacier towards Gorakshep and then toward Everest Base Camp. Pomo Ri will be beside once you reach Gorakshep and on your right is Nuptse. Gorakshep (5,140m) is the spot for your lunch. Return to Gorakshep overnight. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Today is the day to get incredible eye-pleasing scenery and capture great photos with your camera. On your way to Zongla Everest will be watching you. From Kala Pathar’s summit (5,554m) you can get one of the best panoramic views: AmaDablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and other many mountains. You will be passing back through Lobuche and arrive at the Zongla. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Today you will cross the Cho La (5,330m/17486ft) pass where you will have eye-pleasing views. Most, of the time Cho La Pass is covered with snow. On the way, you will experience plenty of small snow-covered glaciers. You will stay for the night at Thangnak. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    You will be heading to the eastern side of the Gokyo Valley and over the Nagjumba Glacier. You will be climbing down to Gokyo Lake beside which is the small village where you will be staying the overnight night. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    After breakfast, your day is packed for the exploration of Gokyo and Gokyo Ri. Today you will experience views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. You will also get stunning views of Khumbila and Taboche. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Renjo La pass 5,345m is the last pass of the trek and you will accomplish all the 3 high passes after you pass this Renjo la pass. Today on your eastern side Everest, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu and the Gokyo lakes will be watching you and on your western side TengiRagi Tau, RolwalingHimal and the small RermoPokhari Lake will be watching you. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Your trek will be much easier as you will be walking the old paths of the Himalayas. Thame one of the oldest Sherpa villages in the Everest region is waiting for your welcome. Thame is the childhood home of the legendary late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Thame is a traditional Sherpa village that has escaped the crowds trekking to Everest and has one of the oldest monasteries in the region. The village is notably the hometown of Apa Sherpa who has made it to the summit of Everest 21 times! The walk itself is peaceful with excellent views of the mountains as it winds in and out of the forest on the side of the canyon. This day, we continue our journey walking down the hill from Thame. The trek will be easy and short and the final destination for the day and the trip will be at Namche Bazar. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    After breakfast, we will be walking toward Lukla. On the way, we will be passing through the Dude Koshi. Finally, we reach Lukla and you can stretch your legs and get some relaxing time. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    A 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla ends the trekking part of the journey. You can revel in the changing sights of the landscapes one last time while on the flight. After landing in the Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the Hotel. Stay Overnight at hotel Kathmandu.

    Early morning after breakfast, you will transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your Final departure towards your country

Included & Exclude

Cost Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at Kathamandu Guest House (KGH) in kathmandu (Thamel)
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets including guide
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Three times full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly trekking guide
  • Strong and experienced porter
  • All trekking permits
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffel bag use while trekking
  • Trekking map
  • First aid medical kit
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu


Cost not Include

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water, and personal items, Wi-Fi access fees in lodges, fees for hot showers, towels, Laundry or other services and Personal trekking gear while trekking
  • Your travel insurance
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa cost.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like( natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances


Airport pick up/Drop off

Himalayan Friendly offers assistance with airport pick and drop. Our concierge will be happy to arrange suitable transportation (Private Car) for you(Guests) around the clock.

Accommodation in Kathmandu

We have one of the best hotels with a 5-star rating and service available there. Kathmandu Guest House or the same category hotel for relaxing before and after your trek. Kathmandu guest house provides different sorts of facilities with enough parking available, AC rooms, clean room with the attached bathroom. It also offers hot and cold shower facilities. It has an attractive garden with plenty of space available for rest. It offers 5-star service with located in the central point of Thamel.

Accommodations on Trek

Lodges in the Everest region are standard associating the ones in Annapurna and Langtang areas. Like another trekking region, in this area also you will found two single beds and one single bed in one room but the room will be cleaner than another region. Himalayan Friendly will provide rooms with blankets included in main places though we endorsed you to carry your own sleeping bag as well. Bathrooms are shared, and hot showers are few and far between.

Meals on Trek

Besides other Treks, Everest Trek is one of the widespread treks in Nepal. Usually, meals are also served three times a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). Breakfast and Dinner are served in guest house/ Lodges and lunch is in treks. In Comparison to other Treks, you will found the quality food in Everest Trekking. The common food found in the Everest region are noodles, soups, handmade bread, rice items, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes. You will have full possibilities or choices to choose your favored kinds of stuff from a minor menu provided by the lodge.


Himalayan Friendly will not supply filtered water; however, bottled water can be purchased at most tea houses and shops along the route. Because of the altitude, it is recommended you drink in the region of 3-4 liters per day, although this can include, tea and soup. During EBC trek It will be better to have one spare of an empty bottle while refilling the water. You can also bring water purifying tablets for safe drinking water which helps to save the cost.

But if you are Trekking in the Everest region then in some places you will found the Bottle mineral water but it is a little expensive than the City area. For example, at the starting point of the Everest Base Camp Trek – Lukla (2,860 m), a liter of water costs Rs 100, but at Gorak Shep (5,200 m) the price of water is already Rs 400. To save money, many trekkers take a thermos with them and ask trekking lodge landlords for hot water. It’s true that this will have been taken from some local stream and boiled. If you want to save your money, there is some option. You have to carry purify Tablets from Kathmandu for the water.  If you carry Tablets then you should not have to pay any extra money for purifying the water while trekking

Equipment List

Himalaya Friendly has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum


Trekking boots, trekking socks, and sandals.


Down jacket, waterproof jacket, and trousers, trekking trousers, long sleeve shirts, microfleece, mid to heavyweight fleece, sleeveless or body warmer type fleece, thermals or base layer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic), fleece pants,


fleece gloves warm mittens and/or gloves.


Sun hat, wool or fleece hat, scarf, head torch and extra batteries for incase, and sunglasses.

Personal Equipment:

Day backpack large enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing, stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organized, two water bottles (Nalgene wide-mouth bottles are the best), sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF, insect repellent, water purification tablets (Pristine, Box Aqua or Aqua Mira), iPod and cards etc., trekking poles, camera with spare batteries and memory cards, insurance certificate.

Personal first aid kit:

Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light), Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids), 1 skin-blister repair kit Anti-diarrhea pills, Anti-headache pills, Cough and/or cold medicine, Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide, Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant, Water purification tablets or water filter, 1 set of earplugs, Extra pair of prescription glasses and contact lens supplies.

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