Grade

Challenging

Group Size

1-15 Pax

Destination

Kathmandu, Nepal

Max Altitude

5,555 m/ 18,225 ft

Meals

Full Board During Trek

Accommodation

3-star & Tea House

Trip Style

Lodge Trek

Activity

Sightseeing & Trekking

$1,792

*All Price are in USD*

Everest 3 High Passes Trek – Trip Overview

The Everest High Passes Trek is an exciting adventure in Nepal’s Himalayas, which includes hiking trails on Mount Everest and explores the unique gems of Khumbu. On our hiking trip, we crossed the three high passages of the Everest region: Kongma La Pass (5,535 / 18,159 feet), Cho La Pass (5420 meters / 17,782 feet) and Renjo La Pass (5,340 meters / 17,520 feet). Embark on Everest base camp, Kalapathhar and Gokyo Ri and visit Gokyo Lake. This route also presents hikers to the remote and unspoiled Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa village of Marlung and the village of the Thame monastery.

The Everest High Passes Trek is ideal for true explorers looking for a challenging trek in the Everest region of Nepal, which includes crossing the mountain pass. If you are looking to undertake a slightly less adventurous trek than this but which includes Gokyo lakes, Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp trek, then Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes would be best.

This hike offers the best opportunities to walk along three beautiful high-altitude passages in the Everest region, namely Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass and Renjo La Pass. The beautiful landscape of the pass almost knocks everyone from the knee. However, it is equally challenging. There are not many facilities as it is located in remote areas of the Everest region. Therefore, this part of hiking offers one of the adventures and beautiful experiences for trekker. Himalayan Adventure Nepal offer you unique mountain experience while trek or tour in Nepal and collect the marvelous joy in the cultural land Kathmandu .

Everest 3 High Passes Trek – Trip Profile:

  • Exploring the exciting parts of Historical cities; Kathmandu and Bhaktapur.
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla with the experiences of the dangerous Airport Lukla.
  • Step inside and experience life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of the Himalayas and know the lifestyle.
  • Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier.
  • Encounter the turquoise water of Gokyo Lake as it is assumed holy water.
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri, the astounding viewpoints in the Everest Region.
  • Witness the remarkable views of super Gokyo valley, massive Ngozumpa glacier and an incredible view of Khumbu Himalayas.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery – one of largest Buddhist Monasteries.
  • Wonderful staying Experience in the remote region.

Cross the 3 beautiful high elevation passes- Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass and Renjo La.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 02 – Guided Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 03 – Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 04 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5.5 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 05 – Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 06 – Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) – 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 07 – Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m)-6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 08 – Dingboche Acclimatization and Rest Day. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 09 – Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m), Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) – 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 10 – Cross Kongma La pass (5535m), Trek to Lobuche (4940m): – 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 11 – Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), Visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m)-7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 12 – Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5555 m), Then to Lobuche (4940 m) – 9 hours.Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 13 – Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m)-4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 14 – Trek to Gokyo (4800m) Via Cho La Pass (5368m) – 8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 15 – Climb Gokyo Ri (5483m) – 3 to 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 16 – Trek to Lunden (4300m) via crossing Renjo La Pass (5340m) – 7 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 17 – Trek to Thame (3800m) – 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 18 – Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) – 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 19 – Trek to Lukla (2800 m) – 7 hours.

Day 20 – Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 21 – Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 22 – Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure.

Accommodation During Everest 3 Passes Trek

We will stay in a three-star hotel, located in Kathmandu and the tea house during hiking. All accommodations are shared by two people. Single room will be available based on the additional charge. The Himalayan Adventure Nepal will organize rooms with private bathrooms. However, tea houses in some places have only shared toilets. It’s easy to find individual rooms in Kathmandu and low trekking trails, but can be difficult to find at higher altitudes.

Meals During Everest 3 Passes Trek

On our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese cuisine and the most common international cuisine (Tibet, continent, Italy, India, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served at the tea house or the house menu, where we will spend the night and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be served during the trek and at Kathmandu, only breakfast will be served. The hotel will also offer welcome and farewell dinner for the guest.

Can I be a good trekker on Everest 3 Passes Trek ?

Everest High Passes Trek is a difficult trek but it is highly demanding and suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack.at least the trekker need to be prepared physically and mentally as you might even need to walk 8 to 9 hours each day. Walking in higher altitude is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we have good health with average physical fitness, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully.

It will be better to have exercised and jogging regularly before embark on the trek to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience is preferred but no technical skill is required. It is important that we consult with our doctor before booking this trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform Himalayan Adventure Nepal before booking the trek.

Additional Information

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  • Location
  • Days
    22
  • Nights
    21
  • Group Size
    1-15 Pax
  • Destination
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Max Altitude
    5,555 m/ 18,225 ft
  • Meals
    Full Board During Trek
  • Accommodation
    3-star & Tea House
  • Trip Style
    Lodge Trek
  • Activity
    Sightseeing & Trekking
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    Trekking Equipment Checklist - View All

    • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
    • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
    • Deodorant.
    • Shampoo and conditioner
    • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
    • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
    • If under any medication, enough stock ... View All
    Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,400 m)
    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying Himalaya Adventure Nepal signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.
    Day 2
    Guided Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
    After the pre-trip meeting and breakfast, the sightseeing trip will start at 8:30 am in the morning. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the Lion gate, the Golden Gate, the Palace of fifty-five windows, art galleries, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel. Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.
    Day 3
    Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) - 3 Hours
    An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walk is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk up to Phakding. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
    Day 4
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) - 5.5 Hours
    There are many suspension bridges laden with prayer flag where Dudh Koshi River is following our way up to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the main trading center in khumbu region. It is also known as Gateway to Everest. There are many good facility hotels and restaurant along with proper pubs and cyber cafés. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
    Day5
    Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
    We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see the rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
    Day 6
    Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) - 6 hours
    The views of Khumbi La and Taboche are magnificent throughout the day. We should dress warmly because the cold wind blows throughout the trail. In the middle of the trek, there are two trails which divide into lower and upper trail. To continue our journey, we take left. In Phorste Thanga there are few houses and lodges. After some hours of walking, we reach our today’s destination Tengboche. It is inhabited by Sherpa’s where their main source of income comes from tourism. There is an important and largest Buddhist Monastery, Tengboche Monastery where Ama Dablan lies behind. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
    Day 7
    Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m)-6 hours
    After breakfast, we start our trek towards Dingboche. Today’s trek covers 9.1Km and its easy trail with going downhill on a fairly wide path covered with beautiful rhododendron trees. After few hours of walk and crossing bridge over Imja River, it takes us to Pangboche. In the whole trek, we can see wide open areas where trekkers can view more beautiful landscapes. Walking trail above Pangboche, we get a magnificent view of the Himalayas and Pangboche Monastery. We move ahead towards the Imja valley and finally, we reach Dingboche. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
    Day8
    Dingboche Acclimatization and Rest Day
    Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. It is a Sherpa village. According to the 2011 census, its population was around 200. There is also a helicopter landing pad with internet café (using satellite technology) and one of the world’s highest billiard parlors. One can see a great view of many Himalayas from Nagarjuna Hill which may take some hour of the hike from Dingboche. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
    Day 9
    Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m), Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) – 7 hours
    Today, the trail is mostly upwards and downwards. Along the trail, you can see several traditional farms and fences built from local stones. Then we pass through Imja Khola valley, Bible (which is a yak herdsman place). After half an hour walk, we reach to Chhukung where we will have lunch and we move towards Chhukung Ri Peak which may take around 4-5 hours. For beginner’s, climbing Chhukung Ri is the best alternative because it’s not as much technically challenging as others. From the top, we can see the fantastic view of Ama Dablam and Amphu Labcha peaks. Then we return to Chhukung village for overnight. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
    Day 10
    Cross Kongma La pass (5535m), Trek to Lobuche (4940m): - 8 hours
    Today we climb about 8 hours to reach the top of Kongma La pass. There are two trails for Kongma La pass; one is to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines and another one is back to Bibre and trek on the trail above the Niyang Khola. As there aren’t any hotels, shops and tea houses, we carry our own packed foods and water. In the top of Kongma La pass, we can see beautiful Buddhist prayer flags. By turning north of Khumbu Glacier, we reach Lobuche. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included (packed lunch on this day).
    Day 11
    Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), Visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m)-7 hours
    Today the trail is of average level up to Gorak Shep. Before heading off to Everest Base Camp, we take lunch and rest at Gorak Shep which takes around 2 hours. If the weather is good, we will be able to see the beautiful Himalaya’s all-around. Then we head towards Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp is the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment and also highest altitude that most will reach without a climbing permit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. The earthquake which occurred on 25thApril 2015 caused some damage on the route of the Everest Base Camp. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
    Day 12
    Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5555 m), Then to Lobuche (4940 m) - 9 hours
    This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar at 5,555 m. From Mt. Kala Patthar one can see the superlative views of Everest. After spending some time in Kala Patthar we move downwards toward Lobuche. It is a small village surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and the Himalayas. There is the mostly old ancient type of lodges but in recent years more facilitated lodges have been opened where some of them provide internet as well as oxygen serves. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
    Day 13
    Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m)-4 hours
    From Lobuche, we start to walk downwards where after a few hours, the trail divides into two and we take the right side for Dzongla. We can see stupa and tombstones in the distance. After that, we trek upwards where we can see Chola Tsho Lake nearby. We continue to trek by crossing Chola Khola on a bridge before reaching Dzongla. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
    Day 14
    Trek to Gokyo (4800m) Via Cho La Pass (5368m) - 8 hours
    Today we have to start our trek before 4-5 am so we can cross Cho La pass before mid-day and re-assess the hike when the weather turns bad. Today the route maybe little difficult due to high altitude and steeply loose rock. Snow may cause some problem while crossing Cho La pass and rock fall can also be the problem although weather is good. As a result you can see magnificent view from the top of Cho La Pass then we will descend to our destination, Gokyo (4,790 m). We have to cross Khara, Pangka, and Ngozumpa glacier (which is the longest glacier in Nepal). We can see the beautiful view of Kantaga and big Mountain Cho-Oyu. There are series of six lakes where the third one is the Gokyo Lake. There is a small village near the Gokyo Lake where we will stay 2 nights as we will have sightseeing and hiking trip around Gokyo. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
    Day 15
    Climb Gokyo Ri (5483m) – 3 to 4 hours
    Early in the morning, we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483 m. There are ample rewards for those who attempt this trip. You get stunning views of the super Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants; Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
    Day 16
    Trek to Lunden (4300m) via crossing Renjo La Pass (5340m) - 7 hours.
    Today we start our trek in the morning. Our trek for today is long but on the normal trail. We can see amazing view of Mt. Everest from the top of the Renjo pass. Then we descend down to Lunden for our today’s final destination. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
    Day 17
    Trek to Thame (3800m) - 4 hours
    We start our trek after breakfast. Today, the trail will mostly descend down to to Thame. While on the trail we can see amazing snow peaks. About 150 meters above Thame, there is a Thame Monastery, a picturesque monastery set among the many homes of monks and lay people. It resides on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. This is the site for the spring celebration of the Mani Rimdu festival, held about the middle of May each year. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
    Day 18
    Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) - 4 hours
    Thame is a traditional Sherpa village that has escaped the crowds trekking to Everest and has one of the oldest monasteries in the region. The village is notably the hometown of Apa Sherpa who has made it to the summit of Everest 21 times! The walk itself is peaceful with excellent views of the mountains as it winds in and out of the forest on the side of the canyon. This day, we continue our journey walking down the hill from Thame. The trek will be easy and short and the final destination for the day and the trip will be at Namche Bazar. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
    Day 19
    Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) - 6 hours
    Finally we return back to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like ages ago. It will give you time to reflect on the trek also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
    Day 20
    Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
    Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel. If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities. Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.
    Day 21
    Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
    After exhausting climbing and trekking, this is a rest day for you. Get your body massaged, leisurely stroll around Thamel and buy souvenirs, visit Garden of Dreams for some relaxing time. This is also a spare day to use for flight back to Kathmandu in case there wasn’t a flight the day before due to bad weather. And, in the evening we will host farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you). Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.
    Day 22
    Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure
    The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal. Breakfast included.
    Cost Included
    • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights).
    • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (17 nights).
    • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
    • Local English-speaking trekking guide having licensed. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
    • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
    • Free HAN T shirt, bag and Hat.
    • Official expenses.
    • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
    • Day guided city tour
    • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • All government and local taxes
     
     
    Cost Not Included
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Depending on your budget, it may cost about USD 15 to USD 20 per person.
    • Travel Insurance (compulsory!), which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
    • International airfare and airport departure tax
    • Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
    • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
    • Personal trekking equipment (click on the Equipment tab).
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected).
    • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
    • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary plan
    • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
    • World heritage entrance Fees.
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      Trekking Equipment Checklist - View All

      • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
      • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
      • Deodorant.
      • Shampoo and conditioner
      • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
      • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
      • If under any medication, enough stock ... View All
      Inquire about tour