Everest Three High Passes Trek - 19 Days

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Everest Three High Passes Trek

Everest Three High Passes Trek - 19 Days

Trip At Glance

Duration:

17 days

Accommodation:

3 star Hotel in Kathmandu Best Available Lodge in Trekking

Meals:

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Activities:

Active walking flight to Lukla Kathmandu sightseeing explore Sherpa culture

Group size

2-16

Starts/Ends

kathmandu -kathmandu

Best Time

March to May/ September to November

Walking Hours

7-8 hours

Overview

An Ultimate Guide to Everest Three High Passes Trek in 2024

Welcome to the ultimate adventure for avid trekkers and mountaineer to the Everest Three High Passes Trek. This epic journey is a true test of endurance, courage, and a desire to embrace the breathtaking beauty of the Everest region in Nepal. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the reasons to choose the Everest Three High Passes Trek, the cost of a 19-day package, highlights of the trek, a detailed itinerary and routes, insights into the 2023 trek season, the duration of the trek, a comparison with the Classic Everest Trek, concluding thoughts, and our strong recommendation to embark on this remarkable expedition.

Reasons to Choose Everest Three High Passes Trek

The Everest Three High Passes Trek is the ultimate challenge for adventure seekers who want to push their limits. It offers a unique and less crowded experience compared to the classic Everest Base Camp trek, allowing trekkers to explore the region in a more intimate and authentic manner. This trek is perfect for those looking to conquer high-altitude passes, witness stunning panoramic views, and immerse themselves in the Sherpa culture.

Exploring the Cost of a 19-Day Adventure

The cost of a 19-day Everest Three High Passes Trek package typically ranges from $2,500 to $3,500 USD per person. The package includes permits, guide and porter services, accommodation, meals, transportation, and other essential trekking arrangements. Prices may vary based on the trekking agency, inclusions, and seasonal demand.

Highlights of the Everest Three High Passes Trek

  • High Passes: Traverse three challenging high passes - Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Kongma La Pass - each offering breathtaking views of Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and surrounding peaks.
  • Everest Base Camp: Visit the iconic Everest Base Camp and stand in awe of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.
  • Gokyo Lakes: Explore the pristine Gokyo Lakes, a system of turquoise alpine lakes nestled amidst towering peaks.
  • Kala Patthar: Conquer Kala Patthar, the vantage point offering one of the best views of Mount Everest and the Khumbu Glacier.

Everest Three High Pass Trek Season Insights

In 2024, the trekking season for the Everest Three High Passes Trek typically spans from late March to early June and from late September to early December. These periods offer the best weather conditions with clear skies, moderate temperatures, and stable trekking paths.

Comparing the Everest Three High Passes Trek with the Classic Everest Trek

The Everest Three High Passes Trek is a more challenging and longer route compared to the classic Everest Base Camp Trek. It offers a more diverse and adventurous experience as you conquer three high passes and explore less-traveled paths, providing a deeper connection with the Himalayas and its surroundings.

Are you ready to conquer the Everest Three High Passes and create memories that will last a lifetime? Join us on this extraordinary expedition!

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Dinner
Accomodation
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Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA):

Upon arrival at TIA in Kathmandu, you'll disembark from your flight, go through immigration and customs procedures. Make sure you have all necessary travel documents ready for a smooth entry process.
Warm Welcome and Assistance:

Your designated guide or a representative from the Everest Base Camp Trek and Tours will be waiting for you at the airport arrival area, holding a sign with your name or the Everest Base Camp Trek and Tours's name for easy identification. They will warmly welcome you to Nepal.
Transfer to Hotel:

After a brief introduction and greeting, you'll be escorted to a comfortable vehicle waiting outside the airport. The vehicle will take you to your pre-arranged hotel in Kathmandu. Depending on the location of your hotel, you'll have the chance to experience the lively streets of Kathmandu during the drive. The sights, sounds, and vibrant atmosphere of the city will provide you with a glimpse of Nepalese culture.
Check-in at the Hotel:

Upon arrival at the hotel, you'll complete the check-in process at the reception. The hotel staff will assist you and provide you with all necessary information about your stay. After check-in, you'll proceed to your room. Take some time to freshen up, relax, and overcome any jet lag from your journey.
Trek Briefing:

Later in the day, typically in the early evening, there will be a trek briefing organized by your  or Everest Base Camp Trek and Tours's guide. This is a crucial part of your journey, where you'll receive essential information about the trek, including the itinerary, trekking routes, permits, safety measures, and cultural insights. It's an opportunity to meet your trekking team and clarify any queries you may have.
Dinner and Overnight Stay in Kathmandu:

The evening is usually free for you to explore the nearby area, enjoy dinner at the hotel or at a local restaurant, and prepare for the exciting adventure ahead. Ensure you get a good night's sleep to start the trek with energy and enthusiasm the next day.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel/ lodge
Elevation
1345

Morning:

Permit Issuance and Trek Preparation:
Begin the day with finalizing any remaining permit requirements for your trek. Everest Base Camp Trek and Tours will ensure all necessary permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card, are issued properly. After securing permits, spend some time reviewing your trekking gear and equipment. Ensure everything is in good condition and adequately packed. If needed, your guide will provide guidance on proper packing and any last-minute gear adjustments.


Lunchtime:

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the hotel or a local restaurant, providing you with the energy needed for the day's activities.

City Exploration and Last-Minute Shopping:
Explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu. Visit nearby cultural and historical sites like Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, or Pashupatinath Temple, immersing yourself in the local culture and traditions.
Take this opportunity for any last-minute shopping or additional gear purchase. Thamel, a bustling area in Kathmandu, is known for its numerous shops offering trekking equipment, clothing, and souvenirs.

Trek Briefing:

In the early evening, gather for a comprehensive trek briefing organized by Everest Base Camp Trek and Tours. Your guide will provide a detailed overview of the trek, including the itinerary, trekking routes, acclimatization plans, safety protocols, and cultural insights. This briefing is also a chance to meet your trekking team, ask questions, and address any concerns you may have about the upcoming adventure.
Dinner and Packing:

After the trek briefing, enjoy dinner at the hotel or a local restaurant. Use the rest of the evening to reorganize and pack your belongings, making sure you have everything ready for the start of the trek the next day. Spend the remainder of the evening relaxing and mentally preparing for the exciting trek ahead. Ensure you get a good night's sleep to start the trek with vigor and enthusiasm.
Overnight Stay in Kathmandu:

Return to your hotel for a well-deserved rest and an overnight stay, ready to begin the trek early the following morning.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2610

Early Morning:

You will wake up early and have a hearty breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu. Ensure you have all necessary trekking permits and documents.You will be transfer to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport via private vehicle assist by our representative.
 

Within 30 minutes you will reach the airport and proceed to the domestic check-in counter and board a small plane for a thrilling flight to Lukla. The flight typically takes about 45 minutes, offering spectacular views of the Himalayas.
Upon Arrival in Lukla:

Experience the exhilarating landing at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. You'll meet your trekking guide and the rest of the trekking team upon arrival. Briefing by the guide about the day's trek and any last-minute preparations.
Trek to Phakding:

Your trek begin from Lukla to Phakding, embarking on a scenic trail that is well-marked and relatively easy. The trail initially descends, offering beautiful views of the Dudh Kosi River and surrounding hills. Pass through small Sherpa villages, and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the Himalayan foothills.
Midday Lunch:

Around 11 am, you'll stop for lunch at a tea house or lodge along the trail, providing an opportunity to rest and refuel. Resume the trek, crossing several suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi River. The lush green landscape and the sound of the river rushing below add to the trekking experience.
Late Afternoon:

Arrive in Phakding, a picturesque village located by the river. The trek from Lukla to Phakding typically takes 3-4 hours.Here, you'll check into a tea house or lodge where you will spend the night. Freshen up, relax, and enjoy the tranquility of Phakding.
Evening:

Gather at the lodge's dining area for a hearty dinner. Reflect on the day's trek, share experiences, and get a good night's rest in preparation for the days ahead.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3440

Early Breakfast at the Tea House:

The day starts with the comforting aroma of hot tea and breakfast at the tea house in Phakding. Breakfast usually consists of options like eggs, toast, porridge, and tea or coffee. This meal is crucial to provide you with the necessary energy for the day's trek.
Embarking on a Significant Journey:

The anticipation and excitement build as you lace up your trekking boots, tighten your backpack straps, and prepare to set off for Namche Bazaar. The journey to Namche is a pivotal point in your trekking adventure, filled with promises of breathtaking vistas and new experiences.

Trek Along Dudh Kosi River:

The trek begins with a gentle stroll along the Dudh Kosi River, its turquoise waters glistening in the morning sun. The sound of the river is a constant companion, creating a soothing backdrop for the trek. As the trail winds its way, you encounter diverse terrains - sometimes a leisurely walk along the riverbank and sometimes a challenging uphill climb. Along the way, you're treated to stunning views of the hills and the surrounding landscape.

Arrival at Monjo:
The mid-morning sun casts a golden hue over the quaint village of Monjo. As you arrive, you're greeted by the warm hospitality of the locals and the welcome sight of prayer flags fluttering in the breeze.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry:

Upon reaching Monjo, the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park, you go through the necessary entry procedures. The local tea houses or lodges offer a cozy stop to rest and complete the paperwork.

Lunch Stop:

Refueling and Rest:
The midday sun is usually at its peak as you stop at a tea house for lunch. The hearty meal is a mix of carbohydrates and proteins, providing the energy needed for the remainder of the trek. The trek resumes with an exhilarating walk that leads to the iconic Hillary Suspension Bridge. Crossing this bridge, with the rushing Dudh Kosi below and prayer flags waving above, is an unforgettable experience.
Ascending Through Forests:

The trail takes you through verdant forests, filled with the earthy scent of pine and the vibrant colors of rhododendron blooms. The uphill climb is invigorating, with each step bringing you closer to the high-altitude beauty of Namche Bazaar.

Anticipation of Namche Bazaar:

As the afternoon sun begins to lower, you catch your first glimpse of Namche Bazaar in the distance. The anticipation builds as the town seems to appear and disappear behind the undulating hills. The late afternoon sun casts a golden glow on the trail as you tackle the final steep uphill climb. It's a challenging but rewarding stretch that leads you to the entrance of Namche Bazaar.

Arrival and Rest:

In the evening, arriving in Namche Bazaar is a triumphant moment, greeted by the sight of stone houses, prayer wheels, and fluttering prayer flags. You check into a tea house or lodge, where a warm shower and a comfortable bed await.

After freshening up, you step out to explore the vibrant streets of Namche Bazaar. The lively market, teahouses, bakeries, and local shops offer a glimpse into the Sherpa culture and way of life.
Dinner:

Culinary Delights:

Dinner is a delightful affair at the lodge. You savor a delicious mix of local and international cuisines. The communal dining area is abuzz with trekkers sharing their day's experiences, exchanging stories, and forming bonds that often last a lifetime.

After dinner, you might step out for a moment and gaze at the starry sky, the outline of Everest visible if the weather allows. The crisp mountain air and the silence of the night offer a peaceful conclusion to an eventful day.

Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3440

Breakfast at the Lodge:

Start your morning with a substantial breakfast at the lodge, ensuring you fuel up for the day's adventure.
Guides Briefing:

Gather with your trekking group for a detailed briefing by your guides. They will provide important information about the day's itinerary, safety measures, and what to expect during the hike.
Hike to Everest View Hotel:

Commence the Hike:

Embark on your hike, starting from Namche Bazaar with a sense of excitement and eagerness. The trail begins with a gradual ascent, allowing your body to acclimatize steadily. Trek along well-defined paths that wind through the stunning Himalayan landscape. The trail offers a mix of uphill and gentle downhill sections, making for an enjoyable hike. Traverse through lush forests of rhododendron and pine trees. The forested sections provide a welcome shade and a refreshing ambiance as you continue your climb. As you ascend, the trees occasionally give way to breathtaking vistas of the Everest range. Each viewpoint offers a stunning glimpse of the towering peaks, gradually revealing more of the majestic mountains.


Arrival at Everest View Hotel:

Reach Everest View Hotel, perched strategically to provide awe-inspiring panoramic views. The hotel boasts one of the best views of Everest and its neighboring peaks.

Refreshments and Enjoying the View:

Relax at Everest View Hotel's outdoor terrace, sipping on hot beverages or refreshments while gazing at the iconic Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. The view from this point is simply mesmerizing. Engage with guides and fellow trekkers, exchanging stories and insights about the Everest region. You may learn about mountaineering expeditions, local culture, and the history of the area.

Exploration and Photography:

Explore the vicinity around Everest View Hotel. Capture the majestic peaks on camera, and take in the unique charm of this high-altitude location. If time allows, you may have the opportunity to visit a nearby monastery. Explore the spiritual and cultural aspects of the region.

Descent to Namche Bazaar:

Begin your descent back to Namche Bazaar. The descent allows you to recover and prepare for the trek ahead. Arriving in Namche Bazaar, you have the rest of the afternoon free. Take this time to relax at the lodge, interact with fellow trekkers, or explore the bustling market and local shops.
Dinner and Reflection:

Enjoy a hearty dinner at the lodge, reminiscing about the day's experiences and the incredible views from the Everest View Hotel. Use this time to journal your journey, reflecting on the beauty and challenges of the trek so far.

 Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3860

Breakfast at the Lodge:

Begin your day with a nutritious breakfast at the lodge in Namche Bazaar. It's important to fuel up for the day's trek. After breakfast, pack your daypack with essential items such as water, snacks, extra layers of clothing, and your camera for the scenic journey.


Departure from Namche Bazaar:

Bid farewell to Namche Bazaar and set out on the trail towards Tengboche. The morning air is crisp, and the surrounding mountains beckon. The trek today offers a mix of gradual ascents, descents, and scenic trails, providing a great balance for your trekking day.

Reach Phungithanga, a small settlement en route. Take a break, enjoy the scenery, and perhaps have a snack or hot drink at one of the local tea houses.

Lunch Break at Sanasa:
Arrive at Sanasa, a suitable point for a lunch stop. Recharge with a hearty meal at a tea house, refueling for the afternoon trek.

Trail to Tengboche:

Resume your trek in the afternoon, navigating through forests and open terrains. The path provides breathtaking views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks. Ascend through the trail, which gradually leads you to the picturesque village of Tengboche. The gradual climb ensures a smooth transition to the higher altitude.
Arrival in Tengboche:

Reach Tengboche, a revered village known for its ancient monastery and stunning backdrop of the Himalayas. Take a moment to absorb the tranquility and spirituality of this place. Check into a tea house or lodge in Tengboche where you will spend the night. Freshen up and relax after your trek.

Exploring Tengboche Monastery:

Visit the Tengboche Monastery, one of the most significant monasteries in the Khumbu region. Explore the intricate architecture and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance. Spend time in the monastery's vicinity, enjoying the panoramic views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks during the clear late afternoon.
Dinner and Socializing:

Enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge, usually a mix of local and international cuisines. Engage with fellow trekkers, sharing stories and experiences. If the weather is clear, step outside to witness the stunning night sky, often adorned with a myriad of stars. Reflect on the day's journey and anticipate the adventures of the next day.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4410

Breakfast at the Lodge:

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the lodge in Tengboche, energizing yourself for the day's trek.
Departure from Tengboche:

Start your trek from Tengboche, leaving behind the iconic Tengboche Monastery and the stunning views it offers. Traverse a scenic trail that gradually leads you through alpine landscapes. Marvel at the panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks including Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Along the way, you'll come across various tea houses and rest stops. Take short breaks to rest, rehydrate, and enjoy the views.

Lunch Break at Somare:
Arrive at Somare, a suitable point for a lunch stop. Rest and recharge with a nutritious meal at a local tea house.

Trek Towards Dingboche:

Continue your trekafter having meal, following the well-marked trail towards Dingboche. The trail gradually gains altitude, preparing you for the higher elevation. Reach the Imja River and cross it via a sturdy bridge. The gushing river adds to the natural beauty of the area. Now, you'll begin the ascent towards Dingboche, witnessing the change in the landscape as you approach the higher altitude. The village comes into view, nestled in the Imja Valley.
 

Arrival in Dingboche:
Reach Dingboche, a picturesque village set against the backdrop of majestic peaks. Take in the stunning views and enjoy the serenity of the village.

Check-in to the Lodge:

Check into a tea house or lodge in Dingboche where you will spend the night. Rest and freshen up after the day's trek. You'll spend the evening acclimatizing to the higher altitude. Ensure you stay well-hydrated to mitigate the effects of altitude.
Dinner and Rest:

Enjoy a nourishing dinner at the lodge, indulging in a mix of local and international cuisines. After dinner, relax and rest, preparing for the challenges of the next day.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4410

Breakfast at the Lodge:

Start your day with a nourishing breakfast at the lodge in Dingboche, preparing for the day's acclimatization hike. Consume plenty of fluids to stay hydrated at this altitude. Your guide will provide a briefing on acclimatization precautions and the day's plan.
Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak:

Begin the acclimatization hike towards Nangkartshang Peak, a vantage point that offers panoramic views of the Himalayas. Ascend gradually, taking your time to acclimatize. The trail might be steep at times, but it's essential to maintain a steady pace. As you climb higher, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of peaks like Ama Dablam, Makalu, Lhotse, and the majestic Island Peak. Once at the top or a suitable resting point, take a break to rest and absorb the stunning mountain scenery.
Lunch Break in Dingboche:

Descend back to Dingboche after the acclimatization hike. Enjoy a hearty lunch at the lodge, replenishing your energy for the afternoon's exploration.

Chukung Valley Exploration:

After lunch, set out for the exploration of the Chukung Valley. The trail meanders through scenic landscapes. Enjoy the picturesque trail that opens up to stunning views of towering peaks and the Imja River. Reach Chukung Village, a charming settlement surrounded by the breathtaking peaks of the Himalayas. Take some time to explore and soak in the unique atmosphere. Spend time in Chukung Valley acclimatizing to the altitude. Relax, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and embrace the serenity of the region.

Return to Dingboche dinner and overnight sta in Dingboche:

Return to Dingboche in the late afternoon, enjoying the descent and the changing views along the trail. After returning, you have the rest of the evening at leisure. Use this time to rest and freshen up. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge, reflecting on the day's experiences and preparing for the trek ahead.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
5546

Breakfast at the Lodge:

Begin your day with a wholesome breakfast at the lodge in Dingboche, fueling up for the day's trek. Pack your daypack with essentials, including water, snacks, extra layers, and any necessary items for the trek to Chhukung.
Departure from Dingboche:

Start your trek from Dingboche, bidding farewell to the scenic village and the stunning backdrop of the mountains. Trek along the well-defined trail that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The trail is relatively gradual, allowing for a comfortable hike. You will reach the banks of the Imja River and cross it via a bridge, providing a refreshing change in the scenery.

Lunch Break in Bibre:
Arrive in Bibre, a suitable point for a lunch stop. Relax and enjoy a hearty meal at a local tea house, refueling for the remainder of the trek. After lunch, you will resume your trek in the afternoon, following the ascending trail that leads to Chhukung. The trail offers splendid views of the snow-capped peaks.
Arrival in Chhukung and check-in to the Lodge:

Reach Chhukung, a small settlement surrounded by towering peaks. The village offers a tranquil ambiance and incredible mountain views. You'll check into a tea house or lodge in Chhukung where you will spend the night. Freshen up and relax after your trek. Take some time to rest and acclimatize to the higher altitude. Hydrate well and listen to your body's needs.

Explore Chhukung:

Take a leisurely walk around Chhukung, exploring the village and enjoying the magnificent mountain views that surround it.
Dinner at the Lodge:

Enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge, relishing a mix of local and international cuisines. If the weather is clear, step outside to gaze at the night sky, illuminated by a plethora of stars. The quietude and beauty of the Himalayan night make for a peaceful conclusion to the day.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
6119

Preparation and Breakfast:

Start your day early with a hearty breakfast at the lodge in Chhukung. Ensure you are well-prepared with proper trekking gear, sufficient water, and essential supplies for the long trek ahead.
Departure from Chhukung:

Embark on the challenging journey towards Lobuche via Kongma La. The morning air is crisp, and the first light of the day illuminates the stunning peaks. Begin the challenging ascent to Kongma La Pass. The trail is steep and demanding, gaining altitude steadily.

As you climb higher, be prepared to be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, glaciers, and the vastness of the Khumbu region.
Reach Kongma La:

Reach Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters), the highest point of the trek. Take a well-deserved break, soak in the awe-inspiring scenery, and capture the moment with photos.

Descent to Lobuche Base Camp from Kongma La:

Begin the descent from Kongma La Pass. The trail is steep and rocky, requiring caution and steady footing.
Lunch Stop at Lobuche Base Camp:

Reach Lobuche Base Camp, a suitable point for a lunch break. Rest and refuel with a nutritious meal, preparing for the trek to Lobuche.

Trek to Lobuche:

Resume your trek in the afternoon, trekking towards Lobuche. The trail is relatively gradual compared to the morning's climb.
Arrival and Check-in to the Lodge:

Reach Lobuche, a significant stopover on the Everest Base Camp trek. The village sits at the foot of stunning peaks, providing an awe-inspiring backdrop. Check into a tea house or lodge in Lobuche where you will spend the night. Rest, freshen up, and take some time to acclimatize.

Explore Lobuche:

You can take a leisurely stroll around Lobuche, exploring the surroundings and getting a feel for the mountain life in this high-altitude village.

Dinner, Rest at Lobuche:

Enjoy a well-deserved dinner at the lodge, relishing a mix of local and international cuisines. Relax, chat with fellow trekkers, and prepare for the adventures awaiting you on the following day.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
5364

Breakfast at the Lodge:

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the lodge in Lobuche. Ensure you have enough energy for the long trek to Everest Base Camp. Double-check your gear and pack your daypack with essentials like water, snacks, extra layers, a first-aid kit, and your camera for capturing this memorable journey.
Departure to Gorak Shep from Lobuche:

Begin your trek early in the morning, making your way towards Everest Base Camp via Gorak Shep. The air is chilly, and the morning light paints the mountains with a golden hue. Follow the well-trodden trail that gradually ascends to Gorak Shep. The trail offers breathtaking views of the Khumbu Glacier and nearby peaks.
Arrival in Gorak Shep:

Reach Gorak Shep, a settlement situated just a stone's throw away from Everest Base Camp. Take a short break to rest before continuing the trek to EBC.
Lunch Break at Gorak Shep and Trek to Everest Base Camp:

Have a light lunch in Gorak Shep to refuel and prepare for the trek to Everest Base Camp. Continue your trek from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp. The trail is rocky and sometimes challenging, but the anticipation of reaching EBC keeps you motivated.
Arrival at Everest Base Camp:

Reach Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters), an exhilarating moment in your trek. Take time to celebrate, soak in the atmosphere, and take plenty of photos to commemorate this achievement.

Return to Gorak Shep and Check-in to the Lodge:

After spending quality time at Everest Base Camp, start your descent back to Gorak Shep. Check into a tea house or lodge in Gorak Shep where you will spend the night. Freshen up and relax after your trek to EBC.

Dinner and Rest at the Lodge in Gorakshep:

Enjoy a hearty dinner at the lodge, reminiscing about your journey to Everest Base Camp and sharing stories with fellow trekkers. Rest well to aid in acclimatization. Reflect on the day's adventure and prepare for the trek back to lower altitudes the next day.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
5644

Early Breakfast at Gorak Shep:

Start your day early with a quick but substantial breakfast at the lodge in Gorak Shep. Prepare your daypack with essentials like water, snacks, extra layers, and your camera. Ensure you have everything you need for a challenging trek to Kala Patthar.


Departure for Kala Patthar:

Begin your trek towards Kala Patthar, an iconic viewpoint in the Everest region. The trail is steep but rewarding. Start the challenging ascent to Kala Patthar (5,644 meters). The trail is rocky and steep, but the breathtaking panoramic views of Everest and surrounding peaks make it all worthwhile. Reach the summit of Kala Patthar, which provides one of the best views of Mount Everest in the region. Spend time taking photos and absorbing the majestic surroundings.

Descent from Kala Patthar:

Descend from Kala Patthar back to Gorak Shep. Take it slow and enjoy the descent while still relishing the incredible views.
Lunch Break in Gorak Shep:

Have lunch in Gorak Shep, reenergizing for the trek back to Dzonglha.

Trek Back to Dzonglha:

Begin your trek back to Dzonglha. The trail offers a change of scenery, allowing you to appreciate the Khumbu region from a different perspective.
Arrival and Check-in to the Lodge in Dzonglha:

Reach Dzonglha, a charming settlement set amidst the mountains. Take a moment to unwind and relax after the day's trek. Check into a tea house or lodge in Dzonglha where you will spend the night. Freshen up and rest after the day's trek.

Dinner at the Lodge:

Enjoy a hearty dinner at the lodge, sharing stories of your trek to Kala Patthar and the breathtaking views you witnessed.
Overnight stay in Dzonglha:

After having hearty dinner at the lodge, you will take rest in hotel at Dzonglha.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4750

Early Breakfast at Dzonglha:

Begin your day with an early breakfast at the lodge in Dzonglha. Proper nutrition is crucial for the challenging trek ahead. Pack your daypack with essentials like water, snacks, extra layers, and your camera. Make sure you have all the necessary gear for the high-altitude trek through Cho La Pass.
Departure from Dzonglha:

Set off from Dzonglha, embarking on a challenging trek through the breathtaking scenery of the Everest region. You will start the ascent towards Cho La Pass (5,420 meters), a challenging climb with rocky terrain and steep slopes.
Reach Cho La Pass:

After 2-3 hour of trek you'll reach the top of Cho La Pass, where you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers. You'll take a well-deserved break and capture the amazing scenery.

Descent from Cho La Pass:

You'll begin the steep descent from Cho La Pass. The trail can be rocky and demanding, requiring caution and sturdy footing. Take a break and have lunch at a suitable spot on the Dzongla side of Cho La Pass. Rest and recharge before continuing towards Gokyo.

Trek to Gokyo:

After lunch, you'll resume your trek in the afternoon, heading towards Gokyo. The trail gradually descends, offering mesmerizing views of the glacial lakes and surrounding peaks.
Arrival in Gokyo and Check-in to the Lodge:

In the evening, you'll reach Gokyo, a beautiful village located by the stunning Gokyo Lakes. Take in the beauty of this pristine setting surrounded by towering peaks. Check into a tea house or lodge in Gokyo where you will spend the night. Freshen up and rest after the challenging trek.

Dinner at the Lodge:

Enjoy a well-deserved dinner at the lodge, savoring a mix of local and international cuisines. You'll spend the evening relaxing, perhaps by the fireplace, sharing stories with fellow trekkers, and immersing yourself in the unique ambiance of Gokyo.

Overnight stay in Gokyo.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
5357

Breakfast at the Lodge:

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the lodge to kickstart your day. Opt for a balanced meal to fuel your energy for the day ahead. Consult with your guide for a comprehensive briefing on the Gokyo Ri hike. Ensure you have the necessary gear - warm clothing, water, snacks, and a camera.


Departure for Gokyo Ri:

Set off for Gokyo Ri, a challenging yet rewarding trek known for its spectacular panoramic views. Begin your ascent to Gokyo Ri, tackling the steep and rocky trail. Take it slow, acclimatizing and enjoying the changing landscapes. You can pause at vantage points to capture the breathtaking scenery. The turquoise Gokyo Lakes and towering Himalayan peaks provide stunning photo opportunities.


Summit Gokyo Ri:

Reach the summit of Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters), a moment of triumph. Revel in the 360-degree view of the Everest massif, Ngozumpa Glacier, Gokyo Lakes, and more.

Descent from Gokyo Ri and Lunch at Gokyo :

Carefully descend from Gokyo Ri to Gokyo village. The descent can be as challenging as the ascent, so exercise caution. Here, you can enjoy a well-earned lunch at the lodge. Replenish your energy and celebrate the successful hike to Gokyo Ri.

Exploration, Relaxation and Interact with Locals::

Spend the afternoon exploring Gokyo village or simply relaxing at the lodge. Take in the serenity and beauty of the area. You can engage with the locals, learning about their way of life, culture, and traditions. It's an opportunity for cultural exchange and gaining insights into the Himalayan lifestyle.

Rest and Dinner at the Lodge:

Use the late afternoon to rest and reflect on your trekking journey so far. Take pride in your achievements and appreciate the natural wonders you've witnessed. You'll enjoy a cozy dinner at the lodge, relishing the camaraderie with fellow trekkers and sharing tales of your adventure. If the night is clear, step outside for some stargazing. The unpolluted mountain skies provide a mesmerizing view of the stars. Reflect on your trek and the incredible experiences.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
5360

Early Breakfast at Gokyo:

Begin your day with an early breakfast at the lodge in Gokyo. Proper nutrition is crucial for the day's challenging trek. Ensure you have all the necessary gear for the high-altitude trek through Renjo La. Pack your daypack with essentials like water, snacks, extra layers, and your camera.
Departure from Gokyo and Ascend to Renjo La:

Start your trek from Gokyo, bidding farewell to the beautiful Gokyo village and its lakes. You'll  begin the steep ascent towards Renjo La (5,360 meters). The trail is demanding and rocky, so take your time and maintain a steady pace.
Reach Renjo La:

You'll reach the top of Renjo La, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Everest region. Rest and absorb the awe-inspiring scenery. After spending from some hours, you will begin to descend carefully nevigating the step and rocky trail.


Lunch Break en route:

Along the way, you'll take a break for lunch at a suitable spot along the trail. Recharge and refuel amidst the stunning mountain views. After having lunch you'll resume your trek in the afternoon, making your way towards Marlung. The trail may involve some steep descents and requires careful footing.


Arrival in Marlung and Check-in to the Lodge:

Reach Marlung, a picturesque village surrounded by mountains and greenery. Take in the tranquility and beauty of this remote settlement. You will check into a tea house or lodge in Marlung where you will spend the night. Freshen up and rest after the day's trek.

Dinner and rest at the Lodge:

Enjoy a well-deserved dinner at the lodge, relishing a mix of local and international cuisines. Spend the evening reflecting on the day's trek and the stunning views from Renjo La. Rest and prepare for the next day's adventure.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3440

Early Breakfast at Marlung:

Begin your day with an early breakfast at the lodge in Marlung. Ensure you have a nutritious meal to fuel your energy for the long day ahead. Double-check your gear and pack your daypack with essentials like water, snacks, extra layers, a first-aid kit, and your camera for capturing the journey.
Departure from Marlung:

Start your trek from Marlung, bidding farewell to the serene village and its surroundings. You will trek through the beautiful landscapes, encountering a variety of terrains including forests, riverbanks, and picturesque hills.
Lunch Stop:

Stop for lunch at a suitable point along the trail. Take a break, refuel with a hearty meal, and rest before continuing your trek.

Continue Trek to Namche Bazaar:

Resume your trek in the afternoon, heading towards Namche Bazaar. The trail may involve uphill and downhill sections, so pace yourself accordingly.
Arrival in Namche Bazaar and Check-in to the Lodge:

Reach Namche Bazaar, a vibrant hub in the heart of the Khumbu region. The familiar streets and bustling markets signify your return to civilization. Check into a tea house or lodge in Namche Bazaar where you will spend the night. Freshen up and relax after the day's trek.

Explore Namche Bazaar:

Take a leisurely walk around Namche Bazaar, exploring its lively streets, visiting local shops, and immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere.


Dinner, Rest and Recovery at the Lodge:

You will enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge, relishing a mix of local and international cuisines.
Rest well to recover from the long trek. The comforts of a lodge in Namche Bazaar will provide a peaceful night's sleep.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2860

Early Breakfast at Namche Bazaar:

Begin your day with an early breakfast at the lodge in Namche Bazaar. Ensure you have a nutritious meal to fuel your energy for the day's trek. Double-check your gear and pack your daypack with essentials like water, snacks, extra layers, a first-aid kit, and your camera.
Departure from Namche Bazaar:

Bid farewell to Namche Bazaar and start your trek towards Lukla, retracing your steps through the familiar trails. You'll trek through the familiar trails, enjoying the downhill sections and taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
Lunch Stop:

Stop for lunch at a suitable point along the trail. Take a break, replenish your energy, and rest before continuing your trek. After lunch, you will resume your trek in the afternoon, descending further towards Lukla. The trail will guide you through lush forests and picturesque villages.
Arrival in Lukla and Check-in to the Lodge: 

Reach Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region and a significant point where your trek began. Take a moment to reflect on your journey and the incredible experiences you've had. You'll check into a tea house or lodge in Lukla where you will spend the night. Freshen up and relax after the day's trek.

Explore Lukla:

Take a leisurely walk around Lukla, reflecting on your trek and appreciating the unique atmosphere of this mountain town.
Rest and Dinner at the Lodge in Lukla:

Enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge, savoring a mix of local and international cuisines. You'll rest well and reflect on your incredible journey. The trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla marks the completion of your Everest Base Camp adventure.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel/ lodge
Elevation
1345

Flying from Lukla to Kathmandu is a thrilling and scenic experience, providing stunning aerial views of the Himalayas.

Breakfast in Lukla:

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the lodge in Lukla, savoring your last moments in the Everest region.
Check-out and Departure:

Check out of the lodge and head to the Lukla Airport, where you'll catch your flight to Kathmandu.
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu:

Check-in at Lukla Airport:

Arrive at Lukla Airport and complete the necessary check-in procedures for your flight to Kathmandu.
Boarding and Takeoff:

Board the small aircraft and experience a breathtaking 45-minute flight over the mountains, offering awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas.
Arrival in Kathmandu:

Land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, where you'll be met by a representative from your chosen hotel.They will transfer from the airport to your hotel in Kathmandu. Check into your hotel and settle into your room. Relax and freshen up after your flight.


Free Time and Leisure:

You'll enjoy some leisure time to unwind, rest, or explore the nearby areas. Take a moment to reflect on your Everest Base Camp trek.
Optional Activities:

If time permits, you may opt to explore local markets, visit historical sites in Kathmandu, or enjoy some shopping.


Dinner and Rest in Kathmandu:
Head out for a delicious dinner at a local restaurant, sampling authentic Nepalese cuisine or international dishes. Rest well and prepare for your departure or any further exploration in Kathmandu in the following days.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1345

Breakfast at the Hotel:

Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel. Take your time and savor the flavors before your departure. Return to your room and recheck your belongings. Organize your luggage, ensuring you haven't left anything behind.
Check-out:

Complete the check-out process at the hotel's reception. Verify your bill and settle any outstanding payments.
Airport Transfer:

A pre-arranged vehicle will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). It will take 30 minutes to reach at airport. Arrive at the airport, and your driver will assist you with unloading your luggage.
Check-in and Baggage Drop:

Head to the airline counters to check-in for your flight. Drop off your checked baggage and obtain your boarding pass. After that you will proceed through security checks. Ensure you have all necessary documents (passport, boarding pass, visa, etc.) readily accessible.

Relax in the Departure Lounge:

Once through security, spend time in the departure lounge. You can grab a snack, read, or simply relax while waiting for your flight.
Boarding Announcement:

Listen for announcements regarding your flight's boarding time and gate.
Flight Departure:

Boarding, Seating and Takeoff from Kathmandu:

Board the plane according to the boarding instructions. Find your seat, settle in, and prepare for takeoff. You'll experience the excitement of takeoff as the plane leaves Kathmandu, offering a last glimpse of the Himalayas. 

What Is Included ?

  • Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
  • Full day city tour by private vehicle.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.
  • Stays in 3 star standard hotels or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability)
  • Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)
  • Seasonable fresh fruit.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(4:1)
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Helicopter / Chopper expenses.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Phaplu/Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • All government and local taxes.

What Is Excluded?

  • Tips for guides porters and drivers
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
  • Extra luggage charge.
  • Person expenses not included in the itinerary

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FAQs

The Everest Three Passes trek stands out as a highly demanding expedition within the Everest region, contrasting with the popular Everest Base Camp trek. This challenge stems from navigating formidable passes: Cho-La at 5,420 meters, Kongma La at 5,535 meters, and Renjo La at 5,360 meters. Crossing these passes requires substantial effort and endurance.

The trek's daily itinerary typically involves arduous eight-hour treks, exerting a significant toll on one's energy levels. As a result, the standard 15-day itinerary is quite demanding, making it less suitable for inexperienced or novice trekkers.

To undertake this challenging venture successfully, a considerable level of prior trekking experience is essential to cope with the rigorous demands of the Everest Three Passes trek.

Actual Adventure's standard itinerary for Everest Three Pass Trekking is 15 days. This most preferred itinerary excludes your Arrival, Departure, and the number of days you stay in Kathmandu. It only includes the number of days from your flight to Lukla to returning to Kathmandu after accomplishing the trek.

On the first day, you'll fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding. On the next day, you'll hike to Namche and acclimatise there for another day. On the following days, you'll hike to Tengboche, Dingboche, Chhukung, and Lobuche via the Kongma-La pass. Further, this trek takes you to Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp, and Gokyo via Cho-La pass

To learn more about the detailed itinerary, you can read our Everest Three pass detailed itinerary blog.

The renowned Everest Three Passes trek, also referred to as the Everest circuit trek, is well-known among trekkers for its challenging mountain passes: Kongma-La at 5,550 meters, Cho-La at 5,420 meters, and Renjo-La at 5,360 meters. This expedition encompasses a trek to Everest Base Camp via Kongma-La pass, continuing to Gokyo valley through Cho-La pass, and returning to Namche and Lukla by crossing the Renjo-La pass.

To capture the classic essence of the Everest Three Passes trek, initiating the journey from Jiri is highly recommended. This route allows true trekking enthusiasts to embrace an authentic experience, traversing the hills over several days. The trail leads through Salieri, Phaplu, culminating in Lukla. Commencing from Jiri offers two distinct advantages: saving on the flight cost from Kathmandu to Lukla and the opportunity to tread the path once journeyed by legendary Everest summiteers like Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hilary.

Yes! The Everest Three Pass trek encircles Gokyo valley. On the thirteenth day of our standard Everest Three Pass trekking itinerary, we'll head to Gokyo via Cho-La pass and Thangnak. 

You'll acclimatise at Gokyo valley for the next day. Hiking to Gokyo Ri in the early morning for sunrise and panoramic Everest and other mountain sightseeing is mesmerising. Also, the several oligotrophic Gokyo lakes are utterly beautiful. Moreover, the settlements in the Gokyo valley are a joy to witness. 

To engage with locals, you can chat with them. Most of the people here can communicate in English. Also, our guides will be there to make your conversation easy. 

You'll head to Murlung the next day from Gokyo via Renjo-La Pass. 

 

Everest Three Pass Trekking is almost a 180 km long loop trail in Province 1. If you wish to hike the classic Everest trek route from Jiri to Salleri and Lukla, the Three Passes trek route distance increases.  

To complete this trek, you'll have to walk for almost 74 hours. The lengthy walking hour is nine hours on a single day

Graded as one of the best trails for demanding trekking, it is a favourite destination for seasoned trekkers. 

Also, due to its difficulty, novice trekkers prefer trekking to Everest Base Camp. It lets experienced trekkers trek Everest Three Passes free of the crowd. You can enjoy the solitude during the trek days. 

Everest base camp trekking and Everest Three Passes trek have their distinct features. 

First, Everest Base Camp trekking is moderate grade trekking. Meanwhile, Everest Three Passes trekking is for experienced trekkers. The arduous trails and longer walking hours make it almost difficult for novice hikers. 

Second, Everest Base Camp trekking is only to the base camp and Kala Patthar for Everest sightseeing. Everest Three Passes trekking is an Everest circuit trek. You'll hike to Everest Base Camp along Kongma-La, Renjo-La, and Cho-La passes. From Everest base camp, you'll trek to Gokyo and end the trekking at Lukla. 

Further, to avoid crowds and enjoy the solitary fashion of trekking, the Everest three passes trek is best. 

In the end, both are the best trekking styles in the Everest region. What matters most is your experience and preference for trekking. 

Learn more about our Everest Base Camp trekking packages. 

 

The Everest Three Passes trek is priced at approximately $1800, encompassing the expenses for two crucial Everest trekking permits. This cost also includes accommodation and meals during the 19-day trek, excluding your stay in Kathmandu.

As a trusted Destination Management Company, Actual Adventure is committed to ensuring a meticulously planned and seamlessly executed Everest Three Passes trek. We take care of all the necessary permits well in advance of your Nepal visit for this extraordinary trekking experience.

During the trek, you can expect top-tier accommodation and excellent meals. We prioritize your comfort and provide overnight stays at the finest available lodges along the trekking route.

Certainly, commencing the Everest Three Pass trek from Jiri is a viable option. If you have the luxury of time and wish to immerse yourself in the classic Everest Base Camp trekking route, beginning from Jiri via Salleri and Lukla is highly recommended.

In the days prior to the advent of Kathmandu to Lukla flights, the Jiri to Lukla route was the favored path for trekkers and climbers seeking to enter the Everest region.

Embarking from Jiri provides an early introduction to breathtaking panoramic views, starting from Jiri and continuing through Salleri, Phaplu, and eventually reaching Lukla. As you reach Lukla, you'll have already accumulated five days of trekking experience, allowing your body to acclimate to the forthcoming alpine terrain of the Khumbu valley.

The Everest Three Passes trek is a journey rich in the natural beauty of the Everest region.

Firstly, experiencing the awe-inspiring spectacle of the three prominent Everest passes—Cho-La, Kongma-La, and Renjo-La—is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Hiking through these passageways is an exhilarating and unforgettable experience.

Secondly, key stopovers like Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and Gokyo Valley offer unparalleled opportunities for overnight stays. The vistas of Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse contribute to the trek's lasting memories, captivating every observer.

Furthermore, the cultural tapestry woven within Khumbu villages like Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche is a unique aspect of this trek. Witnessing firsthand the ethnic richness and traditions of these villages enhances the overall trekking experience, adding a cultural dimension to the adventure.

You can do a solo Everest Three Passes Trek. But, we recommend you not to. Why? Well! In this trek, the first thing is you have to cross three high passes of Everest that are above 5,000 metres. Some parts of this trail demand technical hiking knowledge. Even if you have high-altitude trekking experience, this trek will be arduous at some points. 

It is always better to trek Everest Three Passes with experienced guides and porters. Appropriate guiding and free carrying backpack make the hike comfortable. 

If you are a novice trekker, this trek is not for you. For experienced trekkers, at least trek this trail with seasoned trek guides. It's always better to have people around when you hike over 5,000 metres.

First, the permits issued by Nepal Tourism Board are fundamental for Everest Three Passes Trek. You must have at least two trekking permits to enter the Everest region. 

Sagarmatha National Park Permit: Since Everest trekking is entirely in Sagarmatha National Park, you must buy this permit. The cost of this permit is $25. You can get one at Nepal Tourism Board. Also, the company you choose for this trekking also manages it for you. You have to pay the fee later during the trek briefing.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit: This permit to Everest is only available in Lukla. You can get one at the tourist checkpoint at Lukla. You can't buy this permit from Nepal Tourism Board. The approximate cost of this permit is $17. 

You can get the two trekking permits at NPR 5000.

Learn more information about Everest Base Camp trekking permits here

Trekkers buy quality trekking gears for Everest Three Passes Trek. You can buy the gears in Thamel also. You can consult with our trek guide about the best gears necessary for this trek. Here are some trekking gears for the Everest Three passes trek.

Trekking Boots, Trekking Poles, Down Jacket, and windproof pants are must wear. Also, lip balms and sunblock lotions are best. 

For detailed ideas, read our Everest region trekking packing blog.

Everest Three Passes Trek is best when you get the best sightseeing in the Everest region. Also, hiking on the rough trail of Everest must be safe. If the trekking trail is snow-filled and slippery, it becomes difficult for you to trek. Thus, Spring and Autumn are the best time for Everest Three Passes Trek.

In spring, the day temperature averages 9°C and 15°C. This mild temperature makes a day hike perfect. Also, the nighttime temperature of -10°C and -5°C in March and May are bearable.

In Autumn, the daytime temperature reaches 17°C. Also, the nighttime temperature of 1°C in September and -6°C in October is comfortable with a warm sleeping bag.

Learn our Best time for Everest Three Passes Trek blog for an in-depth idea on this.

Everest Three Passes Trek is a teahouse-based accommodation trek. Teahouses are like lodges where you'll get decent food and comfortable beds. Also, if you wish for a hot shower and internet, you have to pay extra charges. 

If you book this trip with us, we will arrange the accommodation in the best possible teahouses throughout the route.

If Everest region trekking is your first high altitude trekking, Everest Three Passes Trek is not for you. The arduous trail, demanding grade, and lengthy hour walking days of this Everest three passes make it cumbersome. 

If you have trekking experience at high altitudes, you can prepare for Everest Three Passes Trek. You can do cardio, cycling, and hiking for a month before heading to the Everest region. Also, maintaining a proper fitness level for the Everest Three Passes trek is crucial. 

Yes! You can hire a porter and guide for Everest Three Passes trekking if you wish for solo trekking. The guides and porters will charge the standard fee each day. You can get them in Kathmandu at Namche. 

We recommend you book your trip with a Destination Management Company like us. We operate the Everest Three Passes Trek with experienced guides and porters. Also, our 100% trek success ratio is what the travellers love the most.

We, at Actual Adventure, operate the Everest Three Passes trek with utmost diligence and proper planning. Also, we are a DMC company in Nepal. We receive bookings tofo this trek from passionate trekkers from different countries. 

Our quality service is what our valued clients love the most. Also, we care for our clients and prepare the trek to be successful. 

To know more about the availability and pricing of the Everest Three Passes trekking, contact our manager Mr. Kedar Neupane at +977 9851012358 or Email at info@actual-adventure.com  and adventure.actual@gmail.com.    

Additional Information

These 3 high passes of Everest offer the vista of the world’s tallest mountains and the hostile yet alluring landscapes of the Everest region. Since Kongma-La Pass is the highest among the three, it is the best place for perfect sightseeing of Everest and adjacent mountains. To name a few, Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Makalu are prominent peaks in this region utterly visible from these passes. 

The rich culture, tradition, and the locale of the Khumbu region is an appetiser in Everest trek. Hiking from Namche Bazaar and crossing Kongma La pass takes you to Everest Base Camp. The viewpoint of Kala Patthar provides a luring view of snow cladded landscape.  Renjo La pass takes you to the immaculate topography of Gokyo valley. Gokyo Ri, Gokyo Lakes, and the Ngozumpa glacier ridge are the best views when you trek to Renjo La Pass. 


 

The weather at Everest base camp is unpredictable. So, knowing the best time for Everest Three pass trek helps you plan the trip in the perfect weather window. 

Everest trek is doable all year round, but the extreme winter and monsoon days make it difficult. But, some love to trek Everest three passes in these conditions.

Spring and Autumn months are the best time for Everest trekking and Everest Three pass trekking. Mild weather and unobstructed viewing of Everest, Lhotse, Gokyo, and other landscapes are best in these months. 

The crystal clear sky and the breezing cold wind puff your body and send some chills down your spine.

The daytime temperature of 18°C in Spring makes the day hike comfortable. Also, the nighttime temperature of -10°C is bearable with warm jackets and sleeping bags. In Autumn, the temperature averages 20°C during the day and 2°C at night. 

Learn more about the weather and temperature for 19 days Everest Three Pass Trekking. 

Kongma La Pass (5535 metres) marks the ascent to Lobuche from Chhukung. Renjo La pass is a gateway to Gokyo lakes and Ngozumpa glacier, both pristine places of the Khumbu region. 

Also, a hike to Gokyo Ri for panoramic sightseeing is majestic. Cho La Pass ( 5420m) is a gateway to the Everest Base Camp (5364 metres) and Kala Patthar (5550 metres). Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar give a close view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Khumbu icefall

Among all treks in Everest region, trekking Everet three passes at 5,500 metres is strenuous. Its arduous route demands certain physical fitness and trekking experience of the trekkers.

Towering heights of trails, lack of oxygen, and fatigue make it tiring. But, unlike others, Everest Three Passes trek gives a thrilling hiking experience.

If you are a novice trekker, this trek is not  for you. You'll likely get altitude sickness and vertigo over 4,000 metres.  Besides these, daring trekkers trek to three pass trek routes for the enduring thrill.

Read our 19 days Everest Three Passes Trek blog for detailed information in this topic. 

Trip Reviews (5)

I recently completed the Everest Three High Passes Trek with Everest Base Camp Trek Tours, and it was the adventure of a lifetime! The scenery was breathtaking, and the sense of accomplishment from crossing the high passes was indescribable. Our guide, Pemba, was incredibly knowledgeable and supportive, making sure we were safe and comfortable throughout the trek. The company’s organization and attention to detail were top-notch. Highly recommend this trek for anyone looking for a challenging and rewarding experience!"

Arjun Mehta

13th Apr, 2023


The Everest Three High Passes Trek was an incredible journey that exceeded all my expectations. Everest Base Camp Trek Tours provided an exceptional experience from start to finish. Our guide, Lakpa, was a true professional, always ensuring our well-being and sharing fascinating insights about the region. The trek itself was challenging but absolutely worth it for the stunning views and the sense of achievement. I couldn’t have asked for a better company to trek with!

Sarah Anderson

13th Jun, 2024


I joined the Everest Three High Passes Trek with Everest Base Camp Trek Tours, and it was an unforgettable adventure. The trek was physically demanding, but the spectacular landscapes and the camaraderie of our group made it all worthwhile. Our guide, Mingma, was fantastic – his expertise and encouragement kept us going. The company’s meticulous planning and excellent service made the entire experience smooth and enjoyable. If you’re up for a challenge, this trek is a must-do!

David Liu

13th Jun, 2024


My experience with Everest Base Camp Trek Tours on the Everest Three High Passes Trek was simply outstanding. The trek was tough, but the stunning views at each pass and the sense of accomplishment made it all worth it. Our guide, Dorje, was incredibly knowledgeable and supportive, making sure we were well-prepared and motivated. The company’s organization, from accommodations to meals, was impeccable. I highly recommend this trek and this company for anyone seeking an adventurous and well-coordinated trekking experience.

Emily Harris

13th Jun, 2024


The Everest Three High Passes Trek with Everest Base Camp Trek Tours was an extraordinary adventure. The trek was demanding, but the stunning scenery and the camaraderie within our group made it an unforgettable experience. Our guide, Phurba, was exceptional – his expertise and friendly nature added so much value to the trek. The company’s professionalism and attention to detail were evident throughout the trip. I highly recommend this trek and company for anyone looking for a truly remarkable trekking experience.

Jessica Turner

13th Jun, 2024


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2490 2300

Everest,

Everest Base Camp Trek ( Luxury Lodge)
5 Reviews 14 Days
Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar Helicopter Tour in Nepal
1250 1100
Everest View Namche Bazaar Trek
680 P/P 500

Namchhe,

Everest View Namche Bazaar Trek
5 Reviews 4 Days
Short Everest View Trek
890 790

Everest,

Short Everest View Trek
5 Reviews 7 Days
Short Everest Base Camp Trek
1390 1190

Everest,

Short Everest Base Camp Trek
6 Reviews 10 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek
1390 1250

Everest,

Everest Base Camp Trek
9 Reviews 14 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek
1290 1190

Everest,

Everest Base Camp Trek
10 Reviews 10 Days
Island Peak Climbing Package
650 580
Everest Base Camp Trek
1395 1285

Everest,

Everest Base Camp Trek
5 Reviews 13 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek
1560 1490

Everest,

Everest Base Camp Trek
5 Reviews 16 Days
17 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
1460 1390

Everest,

17 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
5 Reviews 17 Days
Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek
1595 1500

Everest,

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek
5 Reviews 18 Days
mera peak climbing package
750 650

Tengboche,

mera peak climbing package
5 Reviews 3 Days
Mera Peak climbing
2040 1950

Tengboche,

Mera Peak climbing
5 Reviews 18 Days
Everest Base Camp with Island Peak
2120 2090

Everest,

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak
5 Reviews 20 Days
Gokyo High Pass Everest Base Camp & Island Peak
2890 2770
Everest Base Camp Trek Cost
1240 1180

Everest,

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost
5 Reviews 12 Days
island Peak & Everest Base camp
1960 1870

Everest,

island Peak & Everest Base camp
5 Reviews 17 Days
Lobuche East Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek
2490 2390
Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek
1450 1290

Tengboche,

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek
5 Reviews 14 Days
Short Gokyo-Cho La-Everest Base Camp Trek
1850 1460

Everest,

Short Gokyo-Cho La-Everest Base Camp Trek
5 Reviews 15 Days
Everest Three High Passes Trek
1710 1640

Everest,

Everest Three High Passes Trek
4 Reviews 19 Days
RolwalingTashi Lapcha Pass trek
1880 1790
Phaplu Salleri Everest Base Camp Trek
$1755 1670

Everest,

Phaplu Salleri Everest Base Camp Trek
5 Reviews 19 Days
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
1250 1200

Tengboche,

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
5 Reviews 1 Days
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INR ₹45000 +GST of 5%. INR ₹35000 +GST of 5%.

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