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Everest Three Passes Trek

22 days

Trip Highlights

The Everest Three Passes Trek is renowned for its challenging yet rewarding nature. The trek takes you across three high mountain passes: Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Kongma La Pass and cross two bigest glacier Khumbu and Ngozumba glacier. Conquering each pass provides a sense of accomplishment and the opportunity to witness the raw beauty of the Everest region from different angles.

The trek also includes a visit to the stunning Gokyo Lakes, a series of glacial lakes renowned for their vibrant turquoise colors. These high-altitude lakes, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, create a serene and picturesque landscape.

The Everest Three Passes Trek also includes a visit to Everest Base Camp, allowing you to stand in the footsteps of legendary mountaineers. Reaching the base camp is an awe-inspiring experience as you immerse yourself in the grandeur of the world’s highest peak. The trek offers an up-close encounter with Everest, providing a sense of achievement and a chance to witness the dedication and perseverance of climbers preparing for their summit attempts.

Trip Facts

Region Everest
Max Elevation 5545m
Mode of trek Teahouse
Full Board
Best Season
September to June

Trip Overview

Get the ultimate Everest experience while you walk through the Khumbu Region including the Everest Region  three high passes, Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5420m), and Renjo La (5340m) in a single trek. This is a challenging trek and will certainly leave you and your group with some unforgettable memories. Start your trip with a scenic flight from Kathmandu offering you the beautiful glimpses of Himalayan Ranges, green rolling hills and valley ending with a dramatic landing at Lukla.

This single trek provides you the opportunity to stand at the foot of the tallest peak, one of the best viewpoints Kalapatthar and get the thrilling views of Gokyo valley and its serene lakes. Excite your wild imagination and give wings to your thoughts and feel this Gokyo village with charming blue lakes, a huge glacier nearby, Cho La Pass in the lap of Everest. This trek introduces you to the culture, tradition, lifestyle of Sherpa village.

The Everest Three Passes Trek combines the thrill of crossing high mountain passes, the beauty of the Gokyo Lakes, and the iconic destination of Everest Base Camp. It is a challenging and unforgettable adventure that allows trekkers to experience the full majesty of the Everest region.

Map and Elevation Everest Three Passes trek

Everest Three Passes trek Itinerary Outline

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.

Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03- Fly to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2795 meters) from Kathmandu, trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 04- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3480 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05- Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 06- Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 07- Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 08- Day trip to Chhukung valley (4710 meters) and trek back to Dingboche. 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 09- Trek to Chhukung (4700 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 10- Trek to Crossing over Kongma La ( 5535 meters) and trek down to Lobuche. 8/9 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 11- Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300 meters) then back to Gorak Shep(5180 meters) 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 12- Hike up to Kalapattar (5555 meters) early in the morning then trek down to Dzongla (4800 meters). 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 13 Trek to crossing over Cho La pass (5030 meters) then trek down to Thangnag (4700 meters) 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 14- Trek to Gokyo (4800 meters) 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 15- Early morning climb Gokyo Ri (5360meters) the back to Gokyo. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 16- Trek to crossing over Renjo pass (5338 meters) then trek down Arye (4300 meters) 8 hours . Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 17- Trek to Thame (3800 meters) 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 18- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3480 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 19- Trek to Lukla (2795 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 20- Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21- Leisure day in Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.

Day 22- Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Dear Trekkers, In our commitment to providing personalized service, please note that the Everest Three Passes Trek’s itinerary and cost can be customized to suit your preferences and requirements. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are flexible to accommodate changes for an optimal trekking experience.

Feel free to discuss your expectations and preferences with our team, and we will tailor the itinerary and cost accordingly. We are dedicated to ensuring your Three passes trekking is not only breathtaking but also perfectly aligned with your aspirations.


Important Notice: Lukla Flight Details and Itinerary Impact

Dear Traveler, We wish to update you on Lukla flight details that may impact your itinerary. During peak seasons (March, April, May, October, and November), flights to Lukla will operate from Ramechhap/Manthali, approximately a 5 to 6-hour drive from Kathmandu. Conversely, in non-peak seasons (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December), flights are from Kathmandu. Please note that the airline determines flight operations based on traveler volume each month. Flight decisions are beyond our control.

Lukla flights are subject to delays or cancellations due to adverse weather, airport congestion, runway conditions, and topographical challenges. For Everest region treks, we recommend allocating an extra one or two days in your schedule to account for potential flight disruptions. This precaution ensures timely boarding of your pre-planned international flight. Thank you for your understanding and preparedness.

Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included (4 nights) .
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
  • Stander meal Lunch , Dinner, and Breakfast and Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, required number of porters ( 1 porter between 2pax), their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
  • Shagarmatha National park permit, TIMS card and all necessary permits.
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu- Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Surface Transfer from Kathmandu.
  • We provide Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag(which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge, vat.
  • Official expense :

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, hot and cold drinks, laundry and hot shower.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Dear guest, should you require additional accommodation in Kathmandu, we are pleased to offer the following rates: US$60 per person per night for a single room and US$35 per person per night for a double (twin sharing) room, both inclusive of breakfast.

Why you’ll love everest three passes trek?

Start your trip with flight from Kathmandu which offers you the beautiful glimpses of Himalayan ranges, green hills and valleys ending with dramatic landing at Lukla.

Witness not only rugged mountains but also the glacial plains, alpine lakes and valleys covered in pink blossoms.

Get to know about the culture of Sherpa and visit their villages along with our guides.

You’ll be accompanied by an experienced tour guide who’ll not only support you but also provide you the knowledge about the places.

Is three passes trek  right for you?

The teahouses that we stay in during the trek are very simple with basic facilities. Access to electricity points will cost extra.

There is a genuine risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as this trip includes one or more overnight stays over 4500 meters.

All the travelers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

You’ll need an excellent level of fitness and mentality to accomplish this trek.

Everest Passes trek Equipment check list

Duffel or Rucksack bag (This should be nice with good zipper)


Down Jacket (Company also nice and clean down jacket provide)

Sleeping bag 4 season ( also provide )

Hiking pants

Waterproof jacket

Full – sleeves shirt

Jumper or pile jacket

T – shirts

Trekking boots (Water proof)

Camp shoes/Sandal

Polypropylene/wool socks

Light cotton socks for under wool socks( take quite several pairs of these too. Better to carry some extra weight rather than spend the whole time washing socks)

Woollen socks to wear with boots

Sun hat



Sun block for lips

Sun lotion

Goggles or sunglasses ( with spare)

Thermal Long underwear (take quite a few pairs. Although the weather may be cold one tends to sweat a lot)

Insulated pants

Nylon windbreaker

Nylon wind pants

Water bottle

Sewing kit

Medical & first aid kit

Flash light ( with spare batteries)

Walking stick. (company also provide or you can buy in Kathmandu)

Camera ( don’t forget to buy the spare film and batteries to go with it before you leave .)

Personal stereo/radio

Book ( buy them before you leave or in Kathmandu)

Notepad ( writing a diary in the evening by the fireside is a favourite past time of trekkers)

Multipurpose knife or Swiss army knife

Personal towel

Personal toiletries and medication which should be labelled Please.

Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.

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