• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Sight Seeing & Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist Vehicle and Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountian Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-12

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery.
  • Visit Namche and Khumjung Village.
  • Unforgettable views of Khumbu Ice fall.
  • View of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and Khumbu Ice Fall.
  • Trek to Everest Three High passes.
  • Pass over the Khumbi- La.
  • Pass over the Cho la.
  • Pass over the Renjo la.
  • View from Gokyo Ri.
  • Visit of Gokyo Lake and the Valley.

About Everest High Pass Trek

Everest Three High Passes Trek is the most adventurous and challenging trek in the Khumbu region specially designed for those who are seeking more than just a classic trek. Everest Three High Passes Trek takes you to the remote part of the region, where you get to explore hidden villages, fine valleys, high passes, narrow gullies, and beautiful moraines.

The name of the package itself says three high passes, which you will cross three high and challenging passes of the Khumbu region, Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass and Kongma La Pass. Crossing these passes is difficult, however, the views you get to witness from the top of them are sensational. Everest Three High Passes Trekking is a perfect way to explore the Khumbu region and its unspoiled beauties.

Three High Passes Trek is not for anyone. You have to be physically fit with strong stamina and endurance to go on this trek. From tempting landscape views to the panoramic Himalayas, rich culture and tradition of the locals, adventure, challenges, bright rushing days, and calm starry nights, Everest Three High Passes Trek is a truly rewarding venture.

At some places, you will find yourself surrounded by other fellow trekkers and locals talking, smiling, and exploring, whereas at some point there will be only you and Himalayas alone spending time with each other. Everest High Pass trek presents the perfect balance of everything that one might need during the trek.

The rugged landscape of the high passes is populated by the famous high mountain people named “the Sherpas” following a customary way of life. The Everest High Passes Trek offers a chance to witness the land of the Sherpa and visit Buddhist monasteries along with occasional sightings of rare wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, snow leopard, pheasants, and snow cocks. And, the most legendary Yeti is believed to be living in this region as well.

Be part of this adventurous and thrilling journey with us, Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition. You can join one of the fixed departure dates or contact us to organize your trip. We assure you that you will enjoy every second of the trip while traversing with us. We look forward to creating memories with you.

Find the things you will get to see & experience during the Everest Three High Passes Trek

Thrilling flight to Lukla

A short 35 minutes flight will take you to the starting point of the Three High Passes Trek, Lukla. The flight will be thrilling and scenic. You get to see the first glimpse of the Himalayas during the flight.

Trek through Sagarmatha National Park

From Monjo onwards, the trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to numerous flora and fauna. This park is also listed in the UNESCO World Natural Sites. The park has different climatic zones and diverse vegetation. Crossing several streams and forested paths, the trail moves up to Namche Bazar.

Spend the night in the biggest Sherpa residence area, Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar is one of the very famous places among travelers. Despite being located in such a secluded part, this place is a tourist hub of the region. As you will be spending a few nights here, you get to see the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the Sherpa's. You can also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.

Visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery

Located at 3,867 meters in Tengboche village, the Tengboche monastery is the oldest and the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. From the back of the monastery, you can see superb views of the Himalayan Mountains.

Cross three high passes Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass & Renjo La Pass

On Three High Passes Trek, you have to cross three challenging passes Kongma, Cho La, and Renjo La Passes. The trail to these passes is tough, steep, and rocky. However, upon reaching the top of all these three passes, you can see the fantastic landscape views.

Explore the Everest Base Camp

What can be more intriguing than reaching the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. Reaching Everest Base Camp itself is a huge achievement. From here, you can see panoramic views of numerous Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc.

Hike to one of the famous vantage points of the region, Kala Patthar

Just above Everest Base Camp is located Kala Patthar's viewpoint. From here, you will see one of the gorgeous sunrises of your life. Moreover, this place is also popular for 360-degree views of Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains.

Spend a couple of nights in picturesque Gokyo village

Gokyo village is one of the most beautiful villages, where you will spend the night in the Khumbu region. Located in stunning Gokyo Valley, Gokyo village presents a calm and peaceful environment. Even though you will see fellow trekkers during the peak season, still, the atmosphere here is divine.

Witness stunning Gokyo Lake

Located at 5,000 meters Gokyo Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes you will ever see. The turquoise blue color of the lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains under the blue sky is mesmerizing to see.

Things you should know before going on Everest High Passes Trek

Three High Passes Trek itinerary

Three High Passes Trek begins with a short thrilling flight to Lukla. From here, you will trek following the Dudh Koshi River and Sagarmatha National Park to reach Namche Bazar. From here, the trail ascends to Chhukung via Tengboche and Dingboche. Trekking on a rugged steep path, you will ascend to the first pass, Kongma La Pass. Descend from the pass towards Lobuche, and head to Everest Base Camp via Gorak Shep. From here onwards, the trail moves to Gokyo valley crossing the second pass, Cho La Pass. And, then comes the third and final pass, Renjo La Pass. Passing by Lunde and Thame, you reach Namche Bazar and head back to Lukla.

Best time to go on Everest Three High Passes Trek

March to May and October to November is the best time to go one Everest Three High Passes Trek. These are also the peak time to go on trekking in the Khumbu region. The trail is usually crowded, however as you will be doing the most difficult trek of the region, you will not see as many fellow trekkers. The weather is more stable and moderate in these months.

Food & Accommodation during Everest High Pass Trek

During Everest Three Passes Trek, you have to stay overnight in either tea house or lodge. The rooms will be small but good enough to spend the night. You can spend some time in the dining area, which is generally a common space shared by the guests. Meals are served as per the menu of the lodge/teahouse. You can expect to get dishes like dal bhaat, noodles, momo, sandwich, eggs, tea, coffee, etc.

Everest High Pass Trek difficulty

Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of the most difficult treks in the Khumbu region. You will cross three high passes of the region. The trail will include numerous ascends and descends through steep rugged paths. You will trek on glacier moraines and glacial paths. Therefore, good health and strong stamina are needed to go on Everest Three High Passes Trek.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where one of our team members will welcome you and take you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

Today, you will go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites like Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Your guide will inform you about the major events that happened in these sites. Later, in the day, you prepare for the trek.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

After a quick breakfast, you fly to Lukla. This flight is going to be the most thrilling and memorable flight of your life. On landing at Lukla, you meet with the porters and begin trekking towards Phakding. From Lukla, the trail ascends through dense forests along Dudh Koshi River to Phakding.

  • Walking Hours:4
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Phakding
  • Altitude:2610

After having a warm breakfast, continue trekking along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing it several times. The trail further follows Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to hundreds of flora and fauna. The trail from national park ascends steeply and that can be tough, however, steeping your feet in beautiful Namche Bazar will make you forget the pain you had earlier.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude:3440

This is a rest at Namche Bazar. You will spend the day exploring around. You can go on a short hike to Everest View Hotel or Khumjung village. Both places are good for observing excellent views of snow-capped mountains. Trek back to Namche Bazar, and make sure to visit Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude:3440

Continue trekking towards Tengboche along with enjoying superb views of Mt. Kantega, Kusum Kanguru, and Mt. Thamserku. The trail further, descends to a river and lead you to Phunki Tenga. From here, you ascend through lush forests of rhododendron and reach Tengboche.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tyanbuche
  • Altitude:3860

After having breakfast begin trekking descending through lovely forests of rhododendron. The trail takes you to Imja Khola and crosses a suspension bridge. From here, you walk passing by a long mani wall and reach Pangboche. Further, you trek through summer pastures and reach Dingboche.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dingbuche
  • Altitude:4410

This is an acclimatization day in Dingboche. Explore the village and its nearby area. You can see amazing views of the north face of Ama Dablam along with Lhotse and Nuptse ridge. Go on a short hike to Nagarjan Peak or Chhukung Valley to acclimatize.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dingbuche
  • Altitude:4260

Leaving Dingboche behind, you trek through the stone wall field and ascend along Imja Khola Valley. You can see wonderful landscapes while ascending. You reach Bibre and crossing a cold stream, you reach Chhukung.

  • Walking Hours:3
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Chukum
  • Altitude:4730

The trek begins early in the morning. You ascend on a narrow rock trail and reach Pokalden Base Camp. You can select to go via any of the possible trails - either climbing over a hill northwest of Chhukung over the moraine of the Nuptse Glacier or descend to the valley to Bibre and follow a high trail above the Niyang Khola. Ascending along the east side of Niyang Khola valley, you turn west and walk through the sloppy stony trial. From here, passes through small frozen lakes and reach Kongma La Pass. The trail then descends to Lobuche for a night's stay.

  • Walking Hours:9
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Lobuche
  • Altitude:4910

Today, you are going to hike up to Everest Base Camp. Trekking on a rocky moraine, you descend to Gorakshep. On the way, you can see views of icy glacial pond and icebergs. After a short lunch break at Gorakshep, you continue towards the Everest Base Camp. Spend some time and trek back to Gorak Shep for a night stay.

  • Walking Hours:8
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Gorekshep
  • Altitude:5364

Early in the morning, you ascend to Kala Patthar, which is a very famous vantage point in the Everest region. From here, you can see glorious sunrise and 360-degree views of the Himalayan Mountains. Spend some time at the viewpoint and descend to Zongla for night stay.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Zongla
  • Altitude:5545

Leaving Zongla behind, you gradually ascend to Cho La Pass. The trail will be rocky and steep. Upon reaching the top, you can see wonderful views of many snow-capped mountains like Taboche, Cholatse, Baruntse, Thamserku, etc. From here, you will descend to Thangnak.

  • Walking Hours:9
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Thannak
  • Altitude:5370

Crossing Ngozumpa Glacier on sandy shifting trail and cross the second lake. From here, you will trek and reach the beautiful Gokyo village. Gokyo has become something of a Himalayan resort without the crowd – at least in terms of the comfortable lodges with sun rooms, unbeatable views, excellent food, and warm stoves.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Gokyo
  • Altitude:4790

Today, you wake up early in the morning and hike to Gokyo Ri. Located just above the Gokyo village, you walk on a steep trail to reach Gokyo Ri.

Upon reaching here, you can see excellent views of Himalayas. Later, in the day, you trek to Machhermo for a night stay.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Gokyo
  • Altitude:5365

The trail gradually ascends to Renjo La Pass. Upon reaching the pass, you get to see an excellent landscape view. Further, the trail winds down a stone staircase and then scramble over loose scree to reach the south bank of a small lake, Angladumba Tsho. From here, walk through narrow valley clogged with giant boulders and reach Lunde.

  • Walking Hours:8
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Lunde
  • Altitude:5345

From Lunde, the trail slowly descends to Thame. On the way, you can see spectacular views of Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Kantega, etc. Overlooking Thame is its famous Gompa situated amidst some fields on a hill to the west. Established some 325 years ago, the Gompa has three big images of Chenresig (Avalokiteswara), Guru Rimpoche, Buddha Sakyamuni. Colorful Mani Rimdu festival featuring colorful mask dances is held in this Gompa in May.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Thame
  • Altitude:3820

The trail moves to Namche Bazar. The first part of the trail follows the flat route and descend. Further, you cross a bridge and reach Samde. The trail then steeply drops down through small villages and reach Namche Bazar.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude:3440

After a quick breakfast, descend through Sagarmatha National Park and reach Phakding. From here, the trail ascends to Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Lukla
  • Altitude:2886

Today, you take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The flight will be short and scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel Rest of the day is free for you to explore around and relax.

  • Walking Hours:2
  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Kathmandu
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

It is a leisure day for you. You are free to do anything. If you want to go on a guided sightseeing tour let us know, we will arrange for you. Stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel and shop.

  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Kathmandu
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

Today, you will fly back to your home. One of our airport representatives will take you to the airport as per your flight time and bid you our last goodbye.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Food:B

What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 4 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.

Price & Dates

Price Menu
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 2100
2 - 5 US$ 1800
5 - 12 US$ 1700
Departure Note:
  • We have set date to departure the Everest high pass trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 12 people only so, if you are more than 12 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • Single persons are welcome to join the trek and single people have single room in Kathmandu and have to share room in the mountain lodge on trek cause of the less number of lodge and rooms available on remote mountain lodges.
  • Guaranteed dates are guaranteed to departure and we already have people booked for date.
  • Available dates are available to book and become guaranteed once you book for that date.
  • Closed dates are closed and not bookable on that date however if you are available only on that date then contact us as we may have some other alternatives.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
DatesStatusPrice FromNote  
30 Nov, 2020 - 21 Dec, 2020AvailableUS$1700

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