Everest Three High Passes Trek - 19 Days

  • 19 Days
  • High Passes Trek
  • USD 1755

Everest Three High Passes Trek - 19 Days

Trip At Glance

Duration:

19 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

Overview And Highlights

Trekking in the Everest region for trekkers is just like summiting Everest for climbers. Thus, every trekker in Nepal wants to trek to Everest. To trek further in the Everest terrain, experienced trekkers prefer the Everest Three Passes Trek. Trekkers venerate Everest Three Pass as one of the best trekking destinations in the Himalayas. 

The most happening trekking in the Everest region is the Everest Base Camp trek. There are many standard itineraries for the classic Everest base camp trek. Some prefer the Everest helicopter tour and Everest luxury trekking. 

But, few genuine trekkers want to trek Everest Three Passes. Everest Three Passes trek is on the strenuous trails with demanding hikes. If you have high altitude trekking experience and want to avoid the crowd, this Everest Three Pass trek would be best for you.

Everest Three Passes Trek is a trek to high passes of the Everest region above 5000 metres. This trekking trail ascends from Namche to Everest Base Camp and to Gokyo valley crossing three high passes and descending back to Lukla. 

Everest three passes, Cho La at 5,420 metres, Kongma La at 5,535 metres, and Renjo La at 5,360 metres ring the prime locales of Everest rings Lukla, Gokyo, and Everest Base Camp.

Trip Highlights

Here are some of the major highlights of the trip.

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Breathtaking flight to Phaplu and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Warm hospitality of Sherpa
  • Get to know about other religion and their lifestyles.
  • Conquering the three high altitudes.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery
  • Remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar (5555m) & Nangkartshang Peak (5083)m
  • Trek to Everest base camp and khumbu glacier
  • Get close to the world's highest mountains. Mt.Everest (8848m)
  • Get familiar with the Sherpa culture and traditions.

Everest Three high pass trek - Itinerary Overview

Everest Three Pass trek ascends through Sherpa villages rich in cultures and livelihood. The Monasteries in Khumjung give an idea of faith among peoples in this region. 

Our 19 days Everest Three Pass trek begins as you land at Lukla airport. On the first day, you'll hike to Phakding along the beautiful Dudh Koshi shore. The next day, you'll reach Namche Bazar at3,440 metres after a five-hour hike.  

The next day, you'll acclimatise at Namche Bazar. Sipping in Coffee shops, internet cafes, and restaurants is best for a day at Namche. On this day, you can also hike to Everest View Hotel and some places in Khumjung. Khumjung is one of the largest Sherpa villages on this route. One-day hike from Namche to this place is the best way for acclimatising for most trekkers. 

Tengboche would be the next stop in Everest Three Passes Trek. Classic Everest Base Camp trek route and Everest Three Passes trek route separates here. But first, we will hike to Gorak Shep and complete the Three passes trek while returning to Lukla. 

After Tengboche, you'll head to Dingboche and acclimatise here for the next day. From Dingboche, the trek continues to Chhukung, Kongma-La pass and Lobuche. On the following day, you'll hike to Gorak Shep and  Everest Base Camp for Everest sightseeing.

From Gorak Shep, the trek continues to Kala Patthar and Dzongkha for 10 hours. On the 13th day of Everest's three passes trek, you'll reach Gokyo via Cho La Pass and Thangnak. 

Hike to Gokyo Ri would be the best for the perfect viewing of Khumbu valley. It is also the best spot for Everest and other mountain sightseeing. 

On the 15th day of Everest Three Passes Trek, you'll trek to Murlung via Renjo-La Pass for 9 hours. The following day's hikes to Namche, Lukla, and flight to Kathmandu mark the end of 19 days Everest Three Pass trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: fly to Lukla trek to Phakding.

Day o4: Phakding to Namchebazar.  5- 6 hours trek.

Day 05: Acclimatization day- Namchebazar

Day06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 2-4 hrs.

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche 5-6 hrs.

Day 08: Dingboche, Acclimatization

Day 09: Dingboche to Chhukung 3-4 hrs

Day 10: Chhukung to Kongma La to Lobuche 9-10 hours.

Day 11: Lobuche-Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp 8-10 hours.

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Pathar to Dzonglha, 8-10 hours

Day 13: Dzonglha to Cho La to Thangnak to Gokyo.

Day 14: Rest and explore Gokyo RI.

Day 15: Gokyo - Renjo La- Marlung 8-9 hours.

Day 16: Marlung – Namche Baazar 8 – 9 hours.

Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla 7-8 hours.

Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 19: Final Departure

Important Information

During the trip some of the natural and artificial problems like weather, local politics, and flight delays etc. which are beyond our control can make the change in our itinerary. If it happens we will decide for the best alternative taking into considerations to the interest of the whole group. We will do everything to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the result of change or delays. We can also organize helicopter rescue as per request of the clients in delays of flight. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift up to 4-5 persons per flight. Please note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight etc.) included in the package that you would use later.

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After your arrival on Kathmandu our representatives will be there waiting to give you a hearty welcome to Nepal with your name card. You will be taken to hotel by our representatives in our private luxurious vehicle. At the evening we will provide you warm welcome dinner at a high class Nepali restaurant with live music. Our first overnight stay will be on standard 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.

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On the 2nd day of our 14 days trek we will be visiting around Kathmandu city and explore various world heritage sites and historical and cultural monuments of the city. Our main attractions will be Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath Stupa (famous as monkey temple), Boudhanath Stupa and many other places of historical and cultural values.  We will be roaming around the city in our private vechicle.After visiting around the city we will return back to the hotel and after that we will be introducing to our fellow participants and discuss our trip and do some major trek preparations. Our second night stay will be in a luxurious hotel in Kathmandu.

Included meals: breakfast lunch and dinner

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On the 3rd day of our trek we will take an early morning flight to Lukla which is our entrance to base camp trek. We will meet our rest of the team members have some breakfast there and start our trekking. We will walk on a trail that gradually descends too Cheplung village from where we will get a glimpses of Mt.khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. We will take lunch there take some rest and then we will gradually descend until Phakding. We will have our dinner in Phakding. Our overnight stay will be in Phakding.

Included meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

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On our 4th day after having breakfast we will start our journey where our trial passes through a beautiful pine forest and we will continue our walk on a trial that goes north up the Benkar valley following the banks of Dudh Koshi River. We cross the Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo village before reaching the entrance of Everest National Park. Then after crossing suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. We ascend on a step trial and reach the biggest town in the Everest region i.e. NamcheBazar. We will be staying overnight in a lodge waking up to the mesmerizing view of beautiful Namche Bazaar.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

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On our 5th day we will wake up early in the morning at 6, freshen up have breakfast and then we will tour to the primary town of the Everest region which is NamcheBazar. It also has government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and colorful markets. Overall this market is one of the major economic hubs of Khumbu region. We will spend our whole day hiking to the places that are near to the areas. We can hike up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over Himalayas. We will also visit the Hillary School and monasteries. It will help our body to acclimate the lower content of oxygen in the air. Our overnight stay will be in Namche Bazaar.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

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On our 6th day after having breakfast in Namche Bazaar we will have our breakfast and will move towards Phhunki. The trek until Phunki is not very difficult. After reaching Phunki we will ascend towards the biggest monastery which is Tengbboche Monastery which lies in Tengboche village.  The UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park is also located here; we can enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the Himalayas which the monastery is blessed with. The Himalayas including Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku can be viewed from here. The Monastery opens at 3:00pm, so if we reach thereby 3 o’clock we can observe the Buddhist religious ceremony. We will be staying overnight in Tengoboche.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

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On our 7th day of trek we will pass through overgrown forest of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. We will be exploring the magnificent views of Mt.Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Here we will walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to Pangboche Monastery. We will be walking around the Imja valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. This beautiful village gives amazing pictures of Himalayan agriculture and animal husbandry. We can have amazing views of beautiful barely, potato, and buckwheat fields along with animals grazing along those fields. Our overnight stay will be on Dingboche.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

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Our 8th day will be acclimatization day in a Sherpa village called Dingboche. It is located in Chukung Valley.  After having breakfast we will trek towards Chukung valley which is not very difficult.  We will have our lunch here. This valley is famous for remarkable views of mountains such as Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, and Ama Dablam. Moreover we will also get to see the beautifully arranged fields with stone walls in order to protect the seasonal crops from cold winds and grazing animals. After this remarkable short trek we will then go back to Dingboche. We will have our dinner here and our overnight stay will be on Dingboche.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

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On our 9th day we will wake up early in the morning have breakfast and hike up to Chukkung valley. We will walk through stoned walled fields and alpine landscape heading towards the head of Imja Valley witnessing the mind-blowing views. We will see Mt.Lhotse on our left and Ama Dablam on our right. We will follow the trial intersected by icy streams. After around half an hour walk from Bibre we will reach to Chhukung. We will have our lunch there and begin our trek towards Chhukung RI at 5546m offering some stunning views from the summit. After our visit we will descend back to Chhukung and spend our overnight there.

Included Meals : All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

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On our 10th day after having breakfast in Chhukung we will trek towards Kongma La pass. It is the highest part of our entire trip. We can also take a trial over a hill which is to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines or we can walk back to Bibre and trek on the trial above the Niyang Khola. We can see the top of the pass marked by cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. Our final descent from the path will be the most difficult part of today’s journey. We will reach to Lobuche after climbing the moraine on the far side. Our overnight stay will be in Lobuche.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

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On our 11th day of the trek we will be heading towards Goarakshep. The hike up to Gorakshep is about 2 hours.  As we further our trials it will get harder than before but the trial gets easier as we climb about 150m.  There will be strenuous walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp. As we reach to the base camp at 5365m, we will enjoy the amazing view of Khumbu icefall. Moreover the Everest Base Camp itself is incredibly beautiful. The mesmerizing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp are so alluring. We will return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Our overnight stay will be on Gorakshep.

Included Meals : All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

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We will wake up early in the morning and after having breakfast we will be heading towards Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5545m above the sea level which is one of the best view points on the earth. From there we can grasp the remarkable view of the Mt. Everest. The views from Kalapatthar are outstanding. It will give us that heavenly pleasure we might have never thought having off. After reaching to Kala Patthar we will trek down to Gorakshep to Lobuche. We will have our lunch there and we will trek downhill on a trial alongside the Khumbu Glacier. Our trial splits there and we will choose the trial on our right. Along with the eye- catching sceneries we will pass through a stupa and tombstones in the distance. Our trial will begin to ascend after a short walk nearby Chola Tsho Lake. After crossing Chola Khola Bridge we will reach to Dzongla. Our overnight stay will be on Dzonglha.

Included Meals : All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

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On our 13th day we will get up early in the morning will start our journey. Today we will have the toughest day of our trip. As we gain height, the Cho La Lake begins to appear the views get more amazing as we gain more height the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam in its pyramidal incarnation presides over a range of mountains on the south as Cholatse soars on the west. The path is steeper so we need to be alert. The path leading down to Thangnak is easy. We will be greeted by the outstanding mountain views stepping out of the settlement. Our trial will lead us to the Ngozumpa which is longest glacier in Nepal. On the side of glacier we will get the view of second Gokyo Lake on the series of six lakes. On the edge of third Gokyo Lake we will finally reach to Gokyo Village where we will be staying overnight.  

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

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Today we will wake up to an astonishing view in the Gokyo region. We will climb to Gokyo RI which is the small peak above the lake. The peak is also called by the name of Kalapatthar because of the similar views. It will take us 2 hours to climb to the top of the peak.  We will be pleased by the outstanding panoramic views of Cho Oyo, Gyanchung King, Everest, and many more mountains. Travelers with more time and energy can also travel to another lake, Nagazumpa beyond to a fifth lake.  Our overnight will be on Gokyo region.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

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Today our trail goes up to Renjo la and then goes to Marlung. We will have an early breakfast and proceed to Renjo valley. We will leave the main trail and turn to Renjo La trail by Dudh Pokhari. We will reach to Renjo La after three hours climb. As we climb up the mighty mountains including the Mt.Everest begins to revel itself. The views from Renjo La are much similar to Gokyo RI with third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo village. We will continue our trial down to a stone staircase. Following the trial we will reach to the south bank of Angladumba Tsho. We should be careful while descending. The presence of ice can make our journey complicated. We will get to see Relama Tso and Renjo Lake along our way to Lumde. After walking for almost 1 hour we will reach to Marlung and stay our overnight there.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

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Following the traditional route used by Tibetan traders for centuries we will descent to Namche Bazaar from Marlung crossing the Bhote Koshi River. We will gradually descend to Taranga where we will have our lunch. After having lunch we will be heading towards Thame crossing two bridges we will reach to Thame. It is famous for Gumbas situated on a hill to west. Continuing our trial that passes through few small villages we will finally reach to Namche. It is the biggest town in Everest region. We will be spending our overnight in Naamche Bazaar.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

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Today we will have our last day on mountains. There will be mostly a downhill trek on a trial along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. We will trek toward the Hillary Suspension bridges, and also pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we will take rest and spend some quality time remembering all those bittersweet reminiscence of the journey. Our overnight stay will be on best available lodge in Lukla.

Included Meals:  All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

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Bidding a goodbye to Everest region we will take an early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla airport along with the glimpses of the mountains we have recently visited. After reaching Kathmandu we will go back to our hotel and take some rest or do some shopping as reminder. Our guides will help you for shopping. We will also provide you farewell dinner and a short get-together for the completion of our journey.

Included Meals : All meals during the trek including farewell dinner at Kathmandu.

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Our representative will drop you to Tribhuvan International airport few hours before your flight for your final departure from Kathmandu.

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

Unlike Everest Base Camp trekking, the Everest Three Passes trek is one of the most challenging treks in the Everest region. The Cho-La pass at 5,420 metres, Kongma La at 5,535 metres, and Renjo La at 5,360 metres are difficult to cross. Also, the eight hours long trekking days drain your energy. Moreover, the Everest Three Pass trekking has a 15 days standard itinerary, which is difficult for novice trekkers. 

Thus, to keep up with the strenuous hike in Everest Three Passes, you must have trekking experience. 

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.

When it comes to Three Passes, all the trekkers know it as the Everest Three Passes. These are Kongma-La at 5,550 metres, Cho-La at 5,420 metres, and Renjo-La at 5,360 metres. Everest Three Passes trekking is often known as the Everest circuit trekking. You'll trek to Everest Base Camp via Kongma-La pass and then head to Gokyo valley via Cho-La pass in this trek. On returning to Namche and Lukla, you'll cross the Renjo-La pass. 

For the classic vibe of Everest three-pass trekking, starting it from Jiri would be the best option. For genuine trekkers, walking on the hills for days matters the most. You can hike via Salieri, Phaplu, and finally to Lukla. Trekking from Jiri has two benefits. One, you will save the flight cost from Kathmandu to Lukla. Second, you'll get the chance to walk on the trail hiked 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 cost of the Everest Three Passes trek is around $1800. It includes the cost of two Everest trekking permits. It also covers the cost of accommodation and food during 19 days of trekking, excluding your stay at Kathmandu. 

Being a Destination Management Company, we at Actual Adventure operate Everest three pass trekking with utmost planning and diligence. We will manage all the required permits for the trek before you fly to Nepal for Everest Three Passes trekking. 

You'll get the best accommodation and food throughout this trek. We will make you comfortable overnight at the best available lodge in the trekking. 

Yes, you can start your Everest Three Pass trekking from Jiri. If you have enough time for this trek and want to explore the classic Everest base camp trekking route, the route from Jiri-Salleri-Lukla is the best. 

Before the Kathmandu to Lukla flight, trekkers and climbers preferred the route from Jiri to Lukla to enter the Everest region. 

The panoramic sightseeing starts right away from Jiri, Salleri, Phaplu, and Lukla. By the time you reach Lukla, you'll have five days of trek experience. It acclimated your body to the incoming alpine landscape of Khumbu valley.

Everest Three Passes trek is full of aesthetics of the Everest region. 

First, witnessing the three passes of Everest, Cho-La, Kongma-La, and Renjo-La is a once in a lifetime moment. On top, hiking to these places is a real adventure. 

Second, the Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and Gokyo Valley are some of the best places for overnight stopping. The sightseeing of Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse makes the Everest three passes trek memorable. 

The Khumbu villages like Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche are rich in ethnic culture. Thus, witnessing them firsthand is also the best thing in this trek.

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. 

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