Everest Three Passes Trek is an enhanced version of the Everest base camp trek. This trek is perfect for adventure lovers who are looking for the next-level experience and challenges in the Everest region. The mighty Everest region houses many magical and dangerous locations that enthrall & excite travelers. The three passes namely, Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La passes are covered with snow, plus the slippery tracks make it much more difficult. However, with proper technique and guidance, you can conquer Everest Three Passes Trek. Your spirit will be rewarded with pristine mountain views of Himalayas.
- Thrilling flight to Lukla.
- Get to experience ancient culture and tradition of Sherpas.
- Trek through the wild ambiance in the Sagarmatha National Park.
- Climb the summit of Gokyo Ri and observe the display of mountains.
- Crossing the dangerous Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass, and Kongma La pass.
- Witness surreal sunrise that lights up the snowy mountains from Kalapatthar.
- Walk past quaint and picturesque villages.
- Explore the frozen lakes that decorate Gokyo village.
- Witness irresistible beauty of the Himalayan landscape.
- Observe surreal views of snowy mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Bruntse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome at the Airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2Flight Kathmandu to Lukla (45 m), then trek to Phakding (2,600 m); 3 hrs.
Day 3Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 m).
Day 4Namche Acclimatization, explore around Syangboche and Khumjung.
Day 5Namche to Thame (3,820 m) village of Everest summiteers.
Day 6Thame to Lungden; 5 hrs.
Day 7Lungden-Renjo La Pass (5,338 m), Gokyo Lake.
Day 8Gokyo Lake Acclimatization.
Day 9Gokyo Lake ascent Gokyo Ri (5,480 m) then trek to Thangna.
Day 10Thangna (Dragnag) (4,700 m) to Chola Pass (5,430 m) to Dzongla (4,830 m).
Day 011Dzongla to Lobuche (4,920 m).
Day 012Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) via Gorakshep (5,100 m).
Day 013Gorakshep ascent Kalapathar (5,545 m) early in the morning then Lobuche.
Day 014Lobuche-Kongma La Pass (5,540 m) to Chhukung (4,930 m).
Day 015Chhukung to Pangboche.
Day 016Pangboche to Namche.
Day 017Namche to Lukla.
Day 018Flight Lukla to Kathmandu 45 m, transfer to hotel.
Day 019International Departure.
What to Expect
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
- All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)oneitem Menu.
- Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (11 nights Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style).
- Licensed English speaking guide.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
- Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
- Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses.
- Nepal visa fee 40 USD for a month. Nepal visa can be obtained at your country in Nepalese consulate office before arrival in Nepal or you can get Nepal visa after arrival at Kathmandu airport.
- International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (Due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (And also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
- Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
- Personal high altitude medicines, first aid kits, equipment, gears, clothes etc.
- Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge of camera or mobile, extra porters if you wish to take, mineral water, Shower etc.)
- Tips for Guides and Porters according to the custom of trekking in Nepal since long though this is no obligation if your trip is not satisfied with our staffs.
Everest High Passes Trek is the most thrilling and adventurous journey of Khumbu region. The trek goes through many beautiful and hidden villages up to the isolated region where you will only be greeted by snow and high mountains. Crossing the three high passes, Cho La Pass, Kongma La Pass, and Renjo La Pass will allow you to immerse yourself in the wonders of this Himalayan region. Along with picturesque valleys and huge glaciers, you will get to see spectacular views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Lobuche East (6,119 m), Lobuche West ( 4,940 m), Taboche Peak (6,501 m), Mt. Kangtega (6,782 m), Khumbutse (6,665 m), Pumori (7,161 m), and numerous other mountains.
Everest Three Passes Trek Landmark
There are so many things to look around and explore during Everest Three Passes Trek. Starting from the Lukla airport to Namche Bazar are one of the main highlights of this trek. Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass, and Kongma La Pass are the three passes that you will cross during the Everest Three Pass Trekking. These passes will present you the irresistible view of the Himalayan landscape. Likewise, you will explore beautiful Gokyo village and hike up to Gokyo Ri.
Everest Three Passes Trek will present you the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa people. People here mostly follows Buddhism. On the way, you will pass by many monasteries, chortens, gumba, and mani stones. Similarly, you will stay overnight in several villages during the trek, which will give you a chance to interact with locals and take a deep look into their unique lifestyle, beliefs, and values.
Khumbu region is mostly dominated by Sherpa people, the great climbers. Besides them, Rais, Limbus, Sunwars, Manangis, and Lopas also resides in this region. Every community has a distinct culture, major festivals, languages, dress, and delicacies.
Everest High Passes Trek passes by the Sagarmatha National Park, which is habitat to many wildlife including the red panda, snow leopard, etc. Sagarmatha National Park is also part of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The national park includes several florae as well. Likewise, other parts of the trail also include beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, maple, cedar, juniper, etc. The entire region is extremely rich in vegetation and ranges from subalpine to alpine zone. You will also cross streams, glacial lakes, moraines, and high passes.
Everest Three Passes Trek difficulty
Everest Three Passes Trek involves lots of walking. You can expect to walk for at least 5 hours a day, and during the days in which you have to cross passes, you need to walk for more than 8 hours a day. The trail is mostly uphill, and in extreme cases, you have to face a barrage of strong winds and snow. The slippery paths may cause injuries as well. We advise you to train properly before taking this trek.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is an illness usually occurs during high elevation journey. If you live in low altitude or on a sea level, and you suddenly go on trek or journey that will take you above 2,000 or 4,000 meters above, there is a high chance of getting altitude sickness if not acclimated properly. Likewise, Everest Three Passes Trek will lead you above 5,000 meters. A strong and healthy body can also suffer from AMS, therefore it is very necessary to move gradually while acclimating your body at the lower levels. Also, drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness.
Transportation and Bag Pack
Everest Three Passes Trek begins with a short flight to Lukla. From here, you will trek to EBC crossing three high passes Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass, and Kongma La Pass.
Below is the list of things that you should carry during Everest Three Passes Trek:
- T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
- Insulating Jacket
- Rain jacket
- Warm woolen Gloves
- Sun hat/woolen hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- Crampons, Rope, Ice Axe (Ask with your trek guide before getting one)
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Everest High Passes Trek
The Everest three passes trek takes you through the bustling settlements first and later it joins the isolated parts of the Himalayas. In the early stage, you will be staying at teahouses and small lodges. As we move closer to the pass, you might need to reside in the camp. Food in the trails is pretty normal as it includes dal bhat tarkari, dhido, momo, noodles, sandwich, tea, coffee, etc.
You can carry extra food if you want. Also, if you are staying overnight in a camp, then meals will be cooked and served by the crew members. 3-star and 5-star hotels will be your major resting spot in the city. There will be unlimited options to dig on in Kathmandu.
Best Season to go on Everest Three Passes Trek
The high passes in this trek are filled with snow most of the year, so you must select the proper time to explore it. The best available option is to explore during the Autumn season, which starts in October and ends at mid-December. The snow is also not too much and the sun is not too overpowering as well. The monsoon clears the clouds and fog, which provides you with clear views of mountains. Likewise, Spring is another good time to go on Everest Three Passes Trek.
However, Monsoon (June to mid-September) and Winter (December to February) is not a preferable time to go on Everest Three Passes Trek. The rainfall makes the views unclear and trail also become slippery & full of insects. And, the harsh cold makes the journey almost impossible.
Everest Three Passes Trek Cost
Everest Three Passes Trek is a long and adventurous journey. The cost to go on this trek can differ from one company to another, and the facilities you are willing to have. With us, you can expect to get the most reasonable and comprehensive Everest Three Passes Trek cost. For any further queries, feel free to contact us anytime.
Also, know that Everest High Passes Trek cost only does not include your travel insurance, emergency evacuation, international airfare, tips, and personal expenses. You can check our cost include and exclude section for detailed information.
- Collect adequate information on the weather and temperature
- Get yourself a nice map
- Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily
- Walk slow and safely
- Take out insurance that will cover any emergency evacuation and property loss
- Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way
- Pack light
- Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature