Everest Three Pass Trek

20 Days from $ 1899

Trip Overview

“Leave the roads and take the trails because adventure is out there. You just need to find it”

Everest Three Pass Trek in is one of the most renowned adventurous trekking trails for traveler enthusiasts who are seeking to trek in Khumbu region. The Everest High Pass Trek will provide a challenging venture of a lifetime in the highest mountains of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. During our Everest High Pass Trek you shall cross the main passes of Renjo La (5340m), Cho La (5420m) and Kongma La (5210m). Along with this, our trek also offers an insight into the local Sherpa villages, their customs and traditions.

This is a more challenging alternative to the traditional trek to Everest Base Camp with an ascent of Kalapathar and Gokyo Ri as well as crossing the Himalayan mountain pass of Cho La. The Everest High Pass trek starts with an exciting flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla and then the trek follows the classic route to the Sagarmatha National Park passing along the huge Dudh Koshi River, and crossing breath-taking landscapes. In general we shall cross Konga La (5535 m), Cho La (5420 m) and Renjo La (5340 m) passes in our trekking period. Our trekking trail goes through Lukla, Namche bazaar and all the way to Gokyo (5357m), Chola Pass, Kalapathar (5545m), Everest Base Camp and Island Peak (6189m). During the trekking period we will explore the heart of the Sherpa homeland, visiting Namche Bazaar (3440m) and Khumjung village before ascending the stunning Gokyo Valley. You shall also visit the Thame village, the birthplace of the famous mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, who reached on the top of the world’s highest mountain, Everest, together with Edmund Hillary on 29 May 1953. Our route will include a trip to Everest Base Camp (5380m) and explore the tumbling Khumbu Glacier. This trek is also a window into traditional Sherpa villages and ‘gompas’ (monasteries), their mountain Buddhist culture and their sacred peaks and valley. Highlights of three passes treks are the Chhukhung valley, Chhukhung Ri (peak), hiking to Ama Dablam base camp, trekking to Everest base amp then climb up to Kala Pattar, as well as the Gokyo lakes. Then we retrace the trail back as we walk down to Namche Bazaar and Lukla through Chukhung and Tengboche.

If you want a true adventure and a challenge, then this trek is for you. This trek is not for the novice as normally the trek is done above 3,600 m altitudes so an above average physical fitness is required in order to complete this trek successfully. For the most of the time spring and autumn seasons are considered as the best times to trek in the Everest region. Join Himalayan Trekking Alliance now and find yourself on the adventure of a lifetime!

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Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla [2840 m/9320] to Phakding [2,652m/8,700ft]: 30 minutes flight, 3 – 4 hrs trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440 m/11,280 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs trek
Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche [3860 m/12,660 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche [4360m/14,300 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
Day 08: Dingboche to  Chhukung [4750m/15,580 ft]: 2 – 3 hrs
Day 09: Rest Day in Chhukung
Day 10: Chhukung to Lobuche [4940m/16,210ft] via Kongma La [5535m/18,159ft] – : 8 – 9 hrs
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorakshep [5170 m/16,961ft] – Everest Base Camp [5364m/17,594ft] – Gorakshep: 8 – 9 hrs
Day 12: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar [5545 m/18,192 ft] – Dzongla [4830m/15,850 ft]: 6- 7 hrs
Day 13: Dzongla to Thangnak [4680m/15,350 ft]  via ChoLa [5368m/17,611 ft] : 8-9 hrs
Day 14: Thangnak to Gokyo [4800m/15,580 ft]: 2-3 hrs
Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo – Day trip to Gokyo Ri [5357m/17,575 ft]: 4-5 hrs
Day 16: Gokyo –to Marlung [4210m/13,810 ft] via Renjo La [5360m/17585 ft] : 7 – 8 hrs
Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazzar: 5 – 6 hrs
Day 18: Namche Bazzar to Lukla: 6 – 8 hrs
Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight: 30 minutes flight
Day 20: Final Departure

Price Includes

  • 17 days in mountains which includes accommodations and 3 meals a day.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Flights for Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu.
  • Airport pick up and drop off.
  • Sagarmatha National Park trekking permit and a Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • Government-licensed, English speaking guide.
  • Porter service (one porter for every two people).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa at Immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (approx. $40 USD cash) per person.
  • Trekking gear rental like sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, etc.
  • Unforeseen costs due to health, flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc.
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu in-case if early return from your trip in any reason.
  • All kinds of drinks and snacks.
  • Tips for the guide and porter after the trek.
  • Anything else not mentioned in the included costs above


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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $25 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals with cups of hot tea are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 10 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.


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