Everest Three High Passes Trek - 18 Days

Everest Three High Passes

Trip Facts

  • $1,649
  • Group Discount Up To 10%
  • Hard
  • Lodge/Tea House/Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2+

Trip Overview

Max Elevation5,535 m
Best TimeAutumn (Oct-Dec) & Spring (March-June)
Trekking PermitsSagarmatha National Park,Local Government Fee, TIMS Card
Domestic FlightKathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
RegionEverest, East Nepal
Includes Trekking Guide & Porter
Solo Supplement Charge$300

Trip Highlights:

-Cross the Everest three high passes in a single trek including 5 beautiful glacier lakes of Gokyo valley.

-Spectate 360° stunning view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Kongdi RI Himal, Lhotse Himal, Kusum Kanguru, Nuptse Peak, and Mt. Everest in this trek.

-Explore the Tengboche monastery which is the oldest & largest monastery of the Khumbu region.

-A new experience of culture & traditions of Sherpa including Nepali cultural foods.

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Pristine Nepal offers an adventure of a lifetime experience on “Everest Three High Passes” trekking. Everest Three High Passes trek is a combination loaded with adventure-scenic and cultural walks in the highest areas of Khumbu valley. Three high passes are the complete trek in Kongma-la pass (5,535m), Chola-pass (5,420m), and Renjo-La pass(5,360m).

This 3 high pass is a hardcore adventure for daring trekkers and adventurers to show their amazing physical strength and energy. Trekking here is a truly mind-blowing experience; walking and traversing the highest passes of this planet with fantastic views of mountains that surround you on a day to day walks.

Everest Three High Passes trail:

Our adventure to Everet three high passes begins after reaching Lukla with a short scenic flight and taking a moderate and scenic trail through lovely Sherpa’s village to reach the famous Namche Bazaar. At Namche, after a rest day for proper acclimatization, you will head to cross the first high pass of the adventure over Kongma-la pass(5,535m). Continuing from here, hike to the Everest base camp and climb to Kalapathar as extra for you to enjoy the best of the Khumbu region. From Kalapathar, you can spectate the astonishing 360° mountains view including the close-up view of Mount. Everest.

Our second part of the adventure leads over Tsho-la(Chola Pass-5,420m) to reach beautiful Gokyo Lake with awesome views of mountains and landscapes with world 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu. While trekking to Chola- Pass, you will be able to witness the 3 beautiful glacier lakes of Gokyo valley.

Finally, our third phase of this fabulous adventure concludes with a crossing the last Renjo-la pass(5,360m). With overwhelming sceneries & thrilling experiences, we will then head back to Lukla with a visit to Thame. After a great and pristine time within the world’s highest mountains, our adventure to Everest Three High Passes completes with a short scenic flight back to Kathmandu. A great adventure ends in Kathmandu with excellent services and support of the Pristine Nepal guide and staff.

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Weather in Everest region: choosing the best time to trek is a plus point. Plan the Three High Passes trek according to the month and date you want.

Accommodation in the Everest region: Why accommodation is necessary when trekking and what types of accommodation will you get. Prepare the things you will need when staying during Everest Three High Passes Trek.

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Cost Inclusion

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Taxi to/from the domestic airport
  • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on the basis of twin sharing
  • Flight ticket( Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • Baggage allowances are 10kg checked-in and 5kg hand luggage
  • Lodge accommodation (tea houses) during the trekking
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with tea/coffee per meal in a cup
  • Fresh fruits in dinner
  • Water purification
  • Experienced trekking guide
  • Porter (salary, insurance, equipment, flights, food, and lodging) one porter is provided for two people
  • Sagarmatha National Park (world heritage site) permit fees
  • Pasang Lhamu local government fee
  • 4-season sleeping bag, feather-down jacket only for trekking
  • Comprehensive medical kit
  • Coordination of services for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government and related local taxes
  • Farewell dinner at reputable restaurants

Cost Exclusion

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery charge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot
  • shower on the lodge, heater, phone calls, etc
  • Soft and hard drinkTips for guide and porter
  • Any additional night stay in hotels in case an early return from the trek or an extended stay in Nepal
  • All your personal things and necessaries which are not mentioned in cost included
Day 1
Day 1: Received by Pristine Nepal Guide & transfer to Hotel.

Today will be the welcome day for you in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. After your arrival at the International Airport of Kathmandu, our team will be there to pick you up. You will be brought to the 3-4 star hotel of Kathmandu for one night stay.

In the evening, we will have a short meeting to discuss about the information of your insurance as well as the trip. Similarly, the main focus of this meeting is to give you information and to let you meet with the guide.

Usually, most of the peoples get time to explore the Thamel area of Nepal also. So, you can explore the area after finishing our meeting. You can search for the weather in the Everest region also if you get time. However, it is recommended for you to have extra days holidays in case if there is any kind of weather problem/delay in flight.

Day 2
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,800m & trek to Phakding 2,660m -04hrs.

Early in the morning, your guide will come to pick you up in your hotel. You will then go to the airport for Lukla flight. Usually, there are very fewer cases where there is cancelation of flight or delay of flight during the trek. If that problem occurs then there will be several methods we can apply but it will consume an extra day. That is why we recommend you to take a few extra days

before going to trek.

Well, the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will only take 25-30 minutes. And after reaching Lukla airport, you will then have a short trek to Phakding which is at the elevation of 2,800m. The routes are plain and well maintained while trekking to Phakding. And after reaching the Phakding you will have your lunch. It will only take 4 hours in maximum to reach Phakding even if you walk slowly.

Day 3
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m -06hrs.

Today you will enter the territory of Sagarmatha National Park which is also one of the World Heritage sites. Similarly, we will start the trek as soon as we have our breakfast in Phakding. We will have our Lunch at Jorsalle village which is the final village before reaching the Namche Bazar.

For better knowledge about the route to Namche Bazar; we will just follow the Dudh Koshi stream until we reach Namche Bazar. Likewise, it will only take a minimum of 6 hours to reach Namche Bazar. The road is a little steep upward at some point. And you will have your first glance of Mount Everest before reaching Namche Bazar.

Day 4
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization.

After reaching the Namche Bazar with an elevation of 3,440m, you will take an Acclimatization day today. This day is very important because an acclimatization day means adjusting your body with the surroundings.

At an elevation of 3,440m, you can feel low oxygen there and trekking to another destination can be risky on this day. Remember, walking slowly is the key to success to complete the trek.

On this day, you can either visit the market place or you can hike to Everest view hotel where you can have a warm tea or coffee in front of Mount Everest. Likewise, exploring the Namche Bazar is also fun where you can visit the oldest Museum in Namche Bazar. Also, Namche Bazar is the main city of the Everest region and you can find many ways to enjoy your day.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek to Tyangboche 3,810m -06hrs.

Tyangboche is the home of Monks where you will learn the cultures based on Tibetan cultures. After an acclimatization day in Namche Bazar, it will be a little easy to trek to Tyangboche. However, walk slowly and drink lots of water to be free from Altitude sickness.

When trekking to Tyangboche/Tengboche, you will encounter lots of prayer flags in the way also. Similarly, you will be surrounded by the beautiful Mountains until you complete the three high passes trek. And to reach the Tyangboche it will only take 6 hours on average. In Tyangboche, you can see the oldest monastery of the Everest region also.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,400m -06hrs.

Morning with eye-catching views of mountains, our journey starts with a long descent through beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest and then crossing a bridge over Imja Khola.

From here tree lines stops for short bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes (Azalea), after the bridge, a slow climb brings you at Pangboche, this is the last permanent village further up are temporary settlements to cater the needs of travelers with fine cozy lodges.

The walk leads slowly into exposed areas of windswept landscapes with grand close views of Mt. Ama Dablam with gradual up and crossing the last small bridge reaches you at Dingboche for another town night stops.

Dingboche located on scenic Imjatse Valley a summer grazing areas for yaks, at present with many good lodges with a great panorama of mountains with views of Island peak, Lhotse-Nuptse and North Face of Ama-Dablam.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Chhukung -03hrs & free afternoon.

Most of the trekkers have one more night for acclimatization who trek in the Everest region. Similarly, they hike to Chhukung & come back to Dingboche for an overnight stay.

But you are going to for Kongma La pass so you should not come back to Dingboche. Your morning will start with breakfast before hiking to Chuukung.

It is only three/four hours to Chhukung from Dingboche. Climbers (for Island peak) also hike to this place before going to Island peak base camp. After three/four hours trekking you will be there & then you will have the free afternoon.

Day 8
Day 08: Cross Kongmo-La 5,535m & trek to Lobuche 4,910m -08hrs.

After a pleasant day at Chhukung, we will start early morning walk to cross over the first pass of this adventure as the walk brings towards north beneath the towering peak of Lhotse and Nuptse.

After a tough and hard climb then descends towards Khumbu glacier and moraine, the walk on the glacier can be confusing and misleading, follow our leader or guide. After crossing the Khumbu glacier, walk leads over dunes with a steep climb to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier at Lobuche for an overnight stop. Here on the main popular route to Everest base camp and staying in a cozy lodge after a hard and tough day and adventurous crossing.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep 5,180m, Everest base camp 5,364m 06hrs.

Walk this morning is gradual with few short steep up but can be tough due to high altitude gain with awesome views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest. After few hours of strenuous and scenic walk reaching at Gorakshep as the trek leads over moraine and glaciers to Gorakshep with few lodges, located beneath Kalapathar Hill and Pumori peak on route Everest base camp. Gorakshep was the original base camp in early 1950’s to 1970’s, here with overnight stop after reaching our main highlight of this adventure at Everest base camp.

From Gorakshep few hours of walk leads to base camp over rocks, boulders, moraine and glacier on reaching world highest Everest base camp, enjoy the surrounding views enclosed within Everest hidden behind high peaks of Lho-La-Nuptse with close views of notorious Khumbu Ice-Falls. In mountaineering high season April to June, this place will be flooded with hundreds of colorful tents, climbers, and staff. After base camp returns back to Gorakshep for last overnight stop on the eastern side of high Khumbu valley.

Day 10
Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545m trek to Dzongla 4,830m -06hrs.

Early morning a steep climb to the top of Kalapathar for the fantastic panorama of surrounding giant peaks including Mt. Everest at close distance, this will be the highest point of the adventure at 5,545 m.

After an overwhelming time on the top, downhill to Gorakshep and continue trek to reach Dzongla for overnight stop, walk leads on the same route for few hours and then heading towards Tsho-la (Cho) at Dzongla for overnight stop, afternoon rest and preparation for next early morning to cross over Tsho-la and towards Gokyo Lake.

Day 11
Day 11: Cross Tsho-La (Cho) 5,420m & descend to Thangnak 4,700m -07hrs.

A tough and exciting day, morning cross the second pass of this adventure over Tsho-la pass (Cho La), after a breakfast in the early morning following the path leading to a step up and then cross the glacier on the eastern side.

On reaching top of the pass at an altitude of 5,420m, sometimes it will be quite challenging to traverse (in snow conditions), from the top offers amazing views of mountains with Cholatse Glacier, from here descend carefully to Thaknak for overnight stop after a hard climb over Cho-la pass, Thaknak at 4,700m a small isolated place with few Lodges.

Day 12
Day 12: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,790m -04hrs.

After a tough climb and descend of Tsho-la pass today an easy and gradual walk as the route to Gokyo Lake leads beneath Ngozumba glacier reaching the first lake.

The walk leads to a climb by the side of a glacier, passing another second lake and reaching at the third lake known as Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake a summer settlement with fantastic views of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald green waters of Gokyo Lake. Afternoon relaxes with a short walk around, for energetic people can climb to Gokyo Ri high point for a panorama of peaks.

Day 13
Day 13: Traverse over Renjo-La 5,360m & descend to Lungdhen 4,380m -06hrs.

Last pass of the adventure, starting early morning towards Renjo-la, walk follows at the end of Gokyo Lake, with marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche, and then over Renjo La pass at 5,465m one of the most difficult section of this adventure, on reaching the top with breathtaking panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high surrounding peaks.

After a nice break walk follows to a frozen pond beneath Renjo La pass, and then descend reaching a small settlement at Lungdhen for an overnight stop, located near on route to Nangpa-la pass the trail heading to Tibet.

Day 14
Day 14: Trek to Thame 3,880m -06hrs.

After successful crossing all three high passes of Everest and Khumbu region, feeling the high spirit, today a nice walk downhill through the small village of Marlung to reach a sleepy nice village at Thame for an overnight stop.

Thame village located at the western end of Khumbu of Everest region, which is just 3-4 hours walk from Namche Bazaar. Trekkers visit Thame on route Renjo-la or after crossing Tashi-Labtsa high pass that separates Rolwaling valley and Khumbu area. With time in the afternoon visit Thame monastery, one of the most important and oldest Gompa believed to be of more than 500 years old.

Day 15
Day 15: Trek to Monjo 2,880m through Namche Bazaar -06hrs.

Morning walk with short descend to Bhote Kosi River and then 20 mins climb to reach the other side of the ridge, from here a gentle walk leading towards Namche Bazaar through Thame village with hydroelectricity plant, supplies electricity to Khumbu villages. From Thame entering back into the lovely forest of pines and rhododendron tree lines as the winding trail reach back at Namche Bazaar.

After a rest at Namche continue downhill walk to Dudh Kosi River, from here with short ups and downs to reach at Sagarmatha National Park to Monjo village for an overnight stop in this nice village.

Day 16
Day 16: Trek to Lukla 04hrs.

After an exciting and fabulous Everest Three Passes trekking with loaded adventure, last day walk leads back on the same trail with last climb to Lukla for lunch and overnight stop, afternoon free with last night dinner celebration with fellow staff-guides and members.

Day 17
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.

From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu, sometimes the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather conditions, as per your flight time board in a small plane for super, scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching Katmandu domestic terminal. Pristine Nepal guide and staff transfer you back to your hotel with an afternoon free for individual activities.

Day 18

Last day in amazing Nepal country of Himalayan wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel where Pristine Nepal staff transfer you to the airport, after a greatly enjoyable and fantastic adventure on Everest Three High Passes Trekking with great services and guidance of Pristine Nepal expert guides.


What is the price for the group trekking? Will I get discount in Group Trekking?

If the group size is more than 3- 6 then you will get extra discount up to 5% even more-$1,566 per person or less. And if your group size is more than 6-12 then you will get up to 10% more-$1,484 per person or less.

How it works?

Your money will be utilized for renting equipment’s to trek in Everest Three High Passes, Guide fee, Porter Charge, National park entrance fee, rural municipality entrance fee, transportation fee, domestic flight ticket to Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, food, and accommodation during the trekking, hotel, and breakfast in Kathmandu.

When can i book my trip?

Well, our booking for Mount Everest trek always starts from 1 Sep-Dec and 1 Feb-May in Nepal, which means you can choose any date between them. Except for the fixed date, it can be organized any time of year as per your request. For the best dates, you can book now from the booking section.

Can I book my trip at the time of June-Aug?

Yes, you can do it even in June-Aug too but you will need extra days just for incase if anything happens because this is monsoon season. The domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu can be delayed due to bad weather. Normally, weather on high altitude area is fine at this time.

Can I customize my Trip?

Of course, you can customize the trip but the trip should not be less than 18 days and it should not include any harm to the reputation of the company. If you need any help then you can send us an email.

Are there any hidden charges or additional costs?

No, there is no any hidden charges for what we have provided facilities. But if you used the horse for riding, helicopter instead of flying domestic flight, using five-star accommodation in Katmandu, then only that is your own cost to pay.

Is there an Age limit to trek in Everest Three High Passes?

Yes, people as young as Seven and old as 70 have successfully completed the trek. But it doesn’t mean everyone can do, especially if your children have never done any hiking in high altitude before, you can’t bring them just for their safety.

Which package will be the best for my children?

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Chitwan jungle safari, Mustang Tour will be best for most of the children.

What should I bring for trekking in Everest Three high Passes?

Checklist: • Daypack • Hiking pants • Waterproof jacket • Full – sleeves shirt • Jumper or pile jacket • T-shirts • Trekking boots (waterproof is recommended) • Camp shoes or Sandal • Polypropylene/wool socks • Light cotton socks for under wool socks • Woolen socks to wear with boots • Sun hat • Beanie • Gloves • Sunblock for lips • Sun lotion • Goggles or sunglasses • Thermal Long underwear • Insulated pants • Nylon windbreaker • Nylon wind pants • Water bottle • Sewing kit • Medical & first aid kit • Flashlight • Batteries and bulbs • Swiss army knife • Personal towel • Personal toiletries and medication which should be labeled.

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Trip Facts

  • $1,649
  • Group Discount Up To 10%
  • Hard
  • Lodge/Tea House/Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2+