About Everest High Pass Trek - Three Passes Trek in Everest

Everest Three Pass Trek is the most adventurous and challenging trek of Khumbu region. During the trek, you will cross three difficult passes, Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La. Being the most challenging ones, Everest High Pass Trek is also one of the most famous treks among the travelers who are in quest of true adventure in the Himalayas. The trail will be full of ups and downs on steep, rugged & glacial paths through dense forests, picturesque villages, fine valleys, moraines, along with crossing several rivers. Everest Three Pass Trek difficulty level is known to be strenuous. You will have to trek 6 to 7 hours on average on a daily basis that requires strong physical fitness, determination, and good health. Plus, you also have to have previous trekking experience to go on 19-days Everest Three Pass Trek.

Everest Three Pass Trek will also present you deep insight into the daily lifestyle, culture, and tradition of locals residing here. You will visit several monasteries including Tengboche monastery, the oldest monastery of Khumbu region. All of these monasteries, gompas, and chortens fastened with colorful prayer flags will showcase you a rich cultural beliefs of the locals. Likewise, you will gorgeous landscape and panoramic views of Himalayan mountains during the trek. You will see stunning views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m) and many other mountains.

Our 19-days Everest Three Pass Trek begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla is the starting point of the trek. From here, you will trek up to Namche Bazar and continue your journey towards Tengboche. Further, you will ascend up to Everest Base Camp via Dingboche, Chukhung, and Lobuche. Also, before reaching Lobuche, you will cross the first pass, Kongma La. In the next couple of days, you will hike up to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar viewpoint. Descending down to Dzonglha, you will head towards Gokyo village crossing Cho La pass. Spending a day here, you will trek down to Lungde crossing the third pass, Renjo La. Leaving Lungde behind, you will descend down to Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu.

Everest Three Pass Trek is a perfect trek for challenge seekers and who want something different from another classic trek of Everest region. We, Himalayan Asia Tours & Travels is proud to present you our 22-days Everest Three Pass Trek that will leave your soul moved. With every step during the trek, you will find yourself closer with yourselves. For any other information regarding the Everest Three Pass Trekking or Everest Three Pass Trek cost feel free to contact us anytime.

Accommodations on Everest Three Pass Trek:

On Everest Three Pass trek, you will spend the night in lodge or guest house. The rooms will be on twin-sharing terms with little space and a few pieces of furniture. Likewise, bathrooms will also be on sharing basis. In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel. Rooms will be big with private washrooms.

Everest Three Pass Trek difficulty:

Everest Three Pass trek difficulty is marked challenging. This trek is perfect for someone looking for extra adventure and challenges in Everest region. During the trek, you will cross three high passes that makes the journey more difficult. You have to walk on average of 6 to 7 hours each day and day by day increasing altitude will also make the journey challenging. However, with a strong will power, good health, physical fitness, and our professionally designed Everest Three Pass trek itinerary, you will easily complete this trek.

Best Season to go on Everest Three Pass Trekking:

The best time to go on Everest Three Pass trek is in Spring and Autumn. Spring includes months from March to May, whereas Autumn includes months from September to November. The weather is fantastic in this time of the year and views are also at its best. You can also go on Everest Three Pass trek in January, however, the cold weather might not be the best fit for everyone. Similarly, during the monsoon the region receives rainfall, which makes the trail slippery and dangerous.

Highlights

  • Explore Kathmandu City. 
  • Exploring the Everest base camp.
  • Namche Bazar.
  • Trek up to 5545 meter.
  • Trekking route is through Sherpa village.
  • Buddhist culture.
  • Breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse  and other peaks.
  • Culture and lifestyle of Sherpa people.
  • Kongma La Pass.
  • Cho La Pass.
  • Renjo La Pass.
  • Explore Kala Patthar.
  • Flora and Fauna in Sagarmatha national park. 

Day to Day Itinerary

After finishing your immigration formalities, our representative is waiting to receive you with showing your Name or Company Name. After meeting in airport, we transfer towards your selected hotel, shortly brief about program and introduce your team.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

At early morning, we take our flight towards Lukla. If weather is clear, we get amazing view of mountain, snowcapped mountain and other small mountain villages. This is the first day of Everest High Passes Trek / Everest Three Passes Trek so we will do only 4 hours trek. The trail follows the bank of Dudhkoshi River. Phakding is located bank of Dudhkoshi River and beautiful Sherpa village.
Overnight in Phakding.

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Phakding.
  • Altitude: 2610m.

The trek of today starts after taking breakfast in Phakding. We walk through Dudhkoshi River, where we can see many times exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. There are snow peaks Kusum Kanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). The trail continues upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank, to the confluence of the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi River. From here, trail ascent to the Namche bazaar. Namche bazaar is known as gateway of Mt. Everest.
Overnight in Namche Bazar.

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Namche Bazar.
  • Altitude: 3440m.

Namche Bazar is the first place for Acclimatized Everest Three Passes Trek . Namche Bazar is known as the gateway of Everest Region. After breakfast, We can enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde with short hiking around Namche Bazar.
Overnight in Namche Bazar. 

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Namche Bazar.
  • Altitude: 3440m.

Our trekking starts after taking breakfast in Namche Bazar to Thame Village. On the way, we will enjoy Bhote Koshi with a pretty forest of pines and rhododendrons; past ancient mud plastered Stupa at Phurte, and follow the path to Tesho, prayer flags, Chorten and the carved mani stones.
Overnight in Thame. 

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Thame.
  • Altitude: 3820m.

After warm up in your body in Thame, We will walk through many Sherpa villages like cross Marulung (4200m) on the east bank of Bhote Koshi Hungmo, Taramga, , where Sherpa people treat you with great hospitality and unique culture. Thistr route is famous trading route from Namche Bazar to Tibet also for traditional businessman.
Overnight in Lungdeng.

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Lungdeng.
  • Altitude: 4500m.

Today The trail is little bit steep to the pass and trek downs the sandy ridge. Today, we will not pass only Renjo La Pass (5416 m) , we explore many lakes around Gokyo. The first lake, known as Longpongo (4690m): observe the Lama footprints on a stone. The second lake, Taboche Tsho mesmerizes us shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. In last, the third lake known as Dudh Pokhari, link by a surging stream to the previous one. We experienced panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, and Tawache.
Overnight in Gokyo.

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Gokyo.
  • Altitude: 4790m.

Today, we will acclimatized and explore Gokyo valley with short hiking. This is our second acclimatized day for Everest High Passes Trek. After breakfast, we hike Gokyo Ri and explore lakes like Thonak Tsho Lake and the Ngozuma Tsho Lake. After enjoying view of Gokyo Ri , we will be back Gokyo.

Overnight in Gokyo. 

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Gokyo.
  • Altitude: 4790m.

Today, finishing breakfast in Gokyo, we will head to Thangna with passing Ngozumpa Glacier. The trail is rocky with uphill and downhill with passing Yak gazing lands. Sometimes, trekkers can see Himalayan Thar in this trail.

Overnight in Thagnak.

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Thagnak.
  • Altitude: 4700m.

Today is the second pass name Cho – La Pass in Everest High Passes Trek. Today, we wake up early and start our trekking around 4-5 am because of have to pass Renjo La before 10 am. In afternoon, there is strong wind so we tried to pass fast as we can. After capturing snapshot in Renjo La, we will descend towards Dzongla where our final destination for today.
Overnight in Dzongla.

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Dzongla.
  • Altitude: 4800m.

At morning, we will enjoy the beautiful view of different peak like Awi Peak, overhead the village of Chola and walk beyond the Cholatse Lake. We walk slightly uphill to witness the impressive Nuptse (7,745m), rising high above the Khumbu Glacier and join Everest Base camp Trek Packages.

Overnight in Lobuche. 

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Lobuche.
  • Altitude: 4910m.

Today is one of the memorable day of Everest High Pass Trek because we will touch the highest peak’s base camp name Everest Base Camp. We will capture some memorable snap in Everest Base Camp and explore 360 degree aerial view of Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m), Nuptse (7,745m), Everest (8,848m) and many other dazzling peaks.

Overnight in Gorakhshep. 

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Gorakhshep.
  • Altitude: 5164m.

Today is also memorable day for trekkers because trekkers can see closure and clear view of Mt. Everest (the highest mountain) and surrounding peaks and known as best place for Everest View. After exploring Everest from Kala Patthar , we descend towards Lobuch.

Overnight in Lobuche. 

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Lobuche.
  • Altitude: 4930m.

Among three passes, today we pass the third and last pass name Kong La Pass (5535m) in Everest High Passes Trek. From Lobuche, we will descend steeply to the Khumbu Glacier after we pass Kong La Pass. After spending sometime in Kong la , we will trek towards Chhukung via Lhangbo village.
Overnight in Chhukung.

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Chhukung.
  • Altitude: 4730m.

After conquering Everest Three Passes, we will trek down towards Tengboche. We will follow the Imja river valley. In Tengboche, we will visit Tengboche monastery which was built in 1912 AD and known as most spiritual and cultural center in Everest Region.
Overnight in Tengboche. 

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Tengboche.
  • Altitude: 3860m.

After breakfast in Tengboche, we will explore different things en route towards Namche Bazar through forests where we may eye a wild life like pheasants, musk deer, mountain goats or even snow leopard. We will take rest in Namche Bazar.

Overnight in Namche Bazar. 

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Namche Bazar.
  • Altitude: 3440m.

Today is the last day of Everest High Passes Trekking. We will follow Dudh Koshi River follow and reach at Lukla. After reaching in Lukla, you can share your happiness with your staffs who give support to success Everest High Passes Trek.
Overnight in Lukla. 

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Lukla.
  • Altitude: 2860m.

According to your flight schedule, we fly towards Kathmandu. After reaching in Kathmandu, transfer to your selected hotel. At leisure time, you can buy some souvenir to your family and friends. At evening, we will take to local culture restaurant for dinner.

Overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Meals: Breakfast., Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

Himalayan Asia Treks staff will transfer towards airport for your final destination. You will back to your home with keeping good memory of Everest High Passes Trek. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Location: Kathmandu.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu in Three Star Hotel on twin/double sharing basis. 
  • Ground transportation (Airport picks and drop, sightseeing by private.
  • Entrance fees in entrance fees in Kathmandu sightseeing place.
  • Flight ticket of Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu.
  • Three times meals at trekking route.
  • Accommodation in Tea house or lodge in trekking route.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg.
  • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Sleeping Bag (Returnable after trek).
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Any type of international flight fare.
  • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
  • Tips.
  • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
  • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

Useful Information

Hotel and Accommodation on Everest High Pass Trekking:

We provide to our client in City area best three star (above three star is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel. Single supplement charge will cost an additional USD 220.

Meals Everest High Pass Trekking:

The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets.

Guide and porter in Everest High Passes Trekking:

We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person. One porter carries 20 kg .

Luggage/Bag pack in Everest High Pass Trekking:

For main luggage, we will provide one porter for two person. We suggest you to make two bag pack for trekking. One is for you where you can put cash, mobile, passport, sun cream, water bottle or light things which you need every time and another one where you can put your clothes, spare jacket and other heavy items. In domestic airlines, they provide fifteen kg including your hand bag , excess weight is chargeable around USD one per kg.

Personal Expenses Everest High Passes Trekking:

Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.

Group Size, guide and crew member Everest High Passes Trekking:

Himalayan Asia Treks organizing Everest base camp trekking single to maximum sixteen pax in one group. If we have more than sixteen pax , we split this group into more groups. If there are two or more groups, you can walk together and can stay in same lodge but guide and other staff will be different. Our crew member is government certified and experienced in trekking fields.

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure Everest High Passes Trekking:

During our establishment of company, we operate group joining, fixed departure and private basis. If you are single and planning to join our group, please check our fixed departure date or consult with our operator.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation for Everest High Passes Trekking:

In trekking route , sometimes there was bad accident due to high altitude sickness or causality. If something is happen in trekking route or when you are in Nepal, you can contact with your guide or our office staff. We facilitate to our client spot to hospital by air or ambulance. We suggest to our client, please do insurance and forward to our company with your other document. For more details Click Here TIPS OF PREVENT HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS IN TREKKING IN NEPAL.

Some do’s and do not’s Everest High Passes Trekking :

  • Respect local culture and people.
  • The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
  • While you are entering in Temple, just check in some temple not allowed to enter for non Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.
     

Flight Information about Kathmandu and Lukla Everest High Passes Trekking:

For going Everest Region Trekking, we have to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla by small Twin Otter plane. Lukla airport is Nepal’s domestic airport and Himalaya region airport so there is no more facility like in other airport. In sometimes, flight will be cancelled or delayed due to mountain weather or some technical problems of aircraft. In that case, you have to pay for extra days bill in Kathmandu or Lukla. If flight cancelled and you have international flight in such case, 

Nepal Government has announced flight schedule to Lukla from Kathmandu has shifted from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion traffic in Kathmandu airport. The Ramechhap airport is located 130KM far from Kathmandu and approximately 4 hours driving.

 If you avoid flight from/ to Ramechhap to Lukla to Ramechhap then another option is Helicopter Charter for 5 people. Generally Helicopter charge is USD500.00 per person for one way. Helicopter charter service is not guaranteed. After confirmation your Everest Three Passes Trek, we will coordinate with Helicopter company for charter for your easy transport.

What do I need for trekking?

  • Day pack (rucksack)
  • Light weight and warm trousers.
  • Socks.
  • Sun hats and gloves.
  • Full- sleeves t shirt.
  • Warm jackets.
  • Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
  • Light weight cotton clothing.
  • Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
  • Knee supports.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sun cream and lip protector.
  • A one liter hard Water bottle.
  • Batteries
  • Flash light
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag (trekking)
  • Trekking shoes or boots.
  • A pair of sandals.