Since 1998

Everest Three High Passes Trekking

21 Days

Main Highlights:

‘enjoy thrill and adventure traversing three high passes of Khumbu in the shade Mt. Everest’

“Adventure of great thrill and excitement crossing over 5,400 m passes of Everest Walk of scenic delights with enjoyable scenery of high giant peaks of Khumbu area Grand views traversing from one pass to another around beautiful Khumbu valleys Glorious experience crossing Kongma la, Cho la and Renjo-la with Everest base camp Enjoy fabulous moments around far and remote corners of Nepal North Mid-East Himalaya An adventure that leads you to exciting time and witnessing impressive local cultures”

At a Glance




Hotels and Local lodge

Trip Difficulty


Max Altitude

5,367 m

Max People



21 Days


Tour and Trek


Breakfast and Lunch


Private Car

Kathmandu – Lukla- Everest

Brief trip Profile:

  • Hotels in Kathmandu with local nice lodge on treks.
  • Adventurous to Challenging on snow condition.
  • At Kalapathar 5,545 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m with Kongma-la 5,535 m, Cho-la 5,367 m and Renjo-la 5,365 m.
  • Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 8 hrs treks
  • Guided tour, overland journey and scenic trekking.
  • 16 Nights and 17 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
  • 20 Nights and 21 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

I recently had the pleasure of experiencing an unforgettable vacation, thanks to the exceptional services provided by seven peaks. From the moment I started planning my trip to the very last day of my journey


During the trip itself, every aspect was carefully curated to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.


My journey with them was truly a dream come true, and I look forward to entrusting them with my future travel adventures.

Cost Includes:

  • One government certified and experienced English-speaking guide.
  • An assistant guide if group size of more than 6 participants in the trek.
  • 1 Sharing Sherpa porter between 2 clients to carry your main pack (weight limit 25 kg)
  • Daily 3 times meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Salleri by local sharing jeep.
  • Lukla – Kathmandu Flight (USD 178 per person)
  • All necessary trekking permits for Everest three high passes trek.
  • Food, accommodation and salary of your guide and porters.
  • Insurance for guide and porters as per state low.
  • All local tax, vat, office service charge and domestic airport taxes etc.
  • 1 Complimentary Everest Three Passes Trekking map

Cost Excludes:

  • Transfers, accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu, we can arrange on guest request.
  • All the bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, battery charging and hot water during the trekking
  • Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls and laundry service.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Advance deposit transfer fee to book your trip.
  • Gratitude and tips for guide and porters.


On arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu, where Professional Trekking Guide staff receives with warm welcome and then transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu.
On checking your rooms getting refreshed then join in at hotel foyer / lobby meeting with other members of the trek, where our guide will brief providing information on Everest Three High Pass trekking.
Evening group welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment restaurant with native folk culture programs along with the dinner.

A free day in Kathmandu you can enjoy at leisure as well preparation for the trek, on this day interested people can join in our exciting guided sightseeing tour for half or full day tour at places of great interest around World Heritage Sites.

Morning as time for Lukla flight a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport for short scenic flight to Lukla on smaller aircraft (Dornier / Twin Otter or similar) after 30 minutes flight lands at Lukla airport, where walk begins to Phakding.
Lukla airport named ‘Tenzing-Hillary’ in respect to first conqueror of Mt. Everest, and from Lukla with refreshing stop, walk starts downhill and then on gradual path heading into nice Sherpa village to reach our first overnight stop at Phakding village near Dudh Kosi River.

Today’s walk starts on pleasant trail within small forest of pines and rhododendron trees facing views of peaks, as walk follows river upstream to cross a long bridge to enter Sagarmatha National Park near Monjo village.
Sagarmatha National Park also a world heritage sites from here walk follows on river gorge and to cross a high bridge where long uphill climb leads to Namche Bazaar, a large village almost the size of a town and the hub of Sherpa as well for visitors.
At Namche Bazaar the only place on route base camp with facilities of ATM, Banks, post office, Cyber Café, Trekking / Climbing stores and shops with café, bakeries and restaurants include views of Kwangde peaks.

Namche Bazaar an ideal place for rest and for acclimatization day at an altitude 3,440 m high, morning having breakfast where short excursion and hike takes you on top of Namche a place with interesting museum provide information of the Khumbu / Everest area of Sherpa religions, culture, history, mountaineering to flora and flora.
High hill of Namche offers stunning views of Amadablam, Tharmarserku, Kantega, Kwangde, Khumbila with Mt. Everest and Lhotse towards North, after an impressive morning head back to lodge for lunch with afternoon free to relax and catch up with the dairy and browse around the street of Namche, where once a week Saturday market / bazaar takes place.

Enjoying rest day at Namche, morning with short climb and then walk on scenic trail along the path lined with rhododendron and pine trees with views of Amadablam and Everest.
As walk then descend to Imjatse River at Phunge Tenga, a small place with few tea shops, a favorite lunch stop place.
After a refreshing break, where second half of the trek leads to a climb for few hours into cool shade of forest to reach on top at Tengboche and the monastery, a scenic spot with grand views of Amadablam, Kantega, Thamersarkhu, Kwangde and Mt. Everest.

Morning enjoy panorama of mountains with Everest, after breakfast downhill into nice rhododendron and pines forest, a pleasant walk to reach a bridge over Imja Khola.
From the bridge slow climb to reach the last permanent village at Pangboche on the way towards Everest Base Camp, after Pangboche tree line stops.
Walk slowly leads with views of Mt. Amadablam at close distance, after a nice day trek reaching at Dingboche for overnight stop.

Another pleasant rest day at Dingboche for better acclimatization morning enjoy walk to some view point hills to gain more altitude to support acclimatization.
Dingboche offers views of Amadablam North Face with Island / Imjatse Peak, includes Nuptse and Lhotse mountains, a short high climb to a high ridge provides views of world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu and Amphu Labtsa peaks.

After pleasant rest at Dingboche short treks of few hours to Chukung a small settlement with
small numbers of lodges, located at the end of scenic Imjatse Valley, as walk leads towards east
facing views of Amadablam-Lobuche and towering Island Peak.

At Chukung afternoon free to enjoy views of mountain with preparation for next early adventure over Kongma-la to Lobuche.

Start early morning before dawn heading into inner and on high Imjatse valley where route
leads beneath Lhotse and Nuptse Mountains walk on faint path to enter a narrow area between
Nuptse and Pokalde peaks.

After some rest and then climb on top Kongma-La at 5,535 m and 18,159 ft the highest pass
of the adventure, hidden between Nuptse and Mehara peaks, the pass marked with rock cairns
and Buddhist prayer flags
From the top downhill to Khumbu glacier where walk leads you on icy path and moraine
following lead guides, then climb over a rubble of rocks and boulders with downhill to overnight
at Lobuche after a tough walk of the day.

Adventure today takes you to our main final highlights, as morning starts with climb above
Khumbu glacier facing view of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest then reach at
Gorakshep, a place with few lodges before Everest Base Camp; after a refreshing stop walk to
Everest Base Camp as path leads over moraine to reach our ultimate goal at Everest Base Camp.
A Base Camp enjoying fascinating moments within close to massive Khumbu Ice fall and glacier, where return journey takes you back to Gorakshep for overnight stop after a great day of the adventure.

Early morning climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, the highest point of the adventure enjoy magnificent views of mountains with Mt. Everest at close distance.

After great views from Kalapathar descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk with downhill to Lobuche, walk past away from main trail to reach isolated corners in a small place at Dzongla located at the base of Tsho / Cho-la Pass on route to Gokyo valley for overnight stop.

Morning adventure takes you on top of second high pass of the journey, climb on steep slopes over rocky moraine with some ice-sections (sometimes), and then on top of Cho-la, often spelled as ‘Tsho’ offers views of Cholatse-Lobuche East and West peaks with Nirekha peaks.
After a wonderful moments and short rest, descend towards Thaknag around Gokyo Valley area, where walk leads over rocks and moraine to reach a lonely and isolated place at Thaknag for overnight stop before Gokyo Lake.

Morning walk much easier compared to earlier two tough days, where route leads beneath Ngozumba glacier reaching first lake and then second lake to reach at 3rd lake around beautiful areas of Gokyo, where lodges situated above its glacial lake.
At Gokyo free afternoon to marvel views of world 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu that straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet-China. For energetic people can hike up to Gokyo-Ri for panorama of peaks with Everest and Makalu.

Our last and final great pass to complete today, early morning walk leads south of Gokyo Lake,
and then climb over rocks and scree path to reach high Renjo-la offering super panorama of
mountains with Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Makalu towards east includes array mountain

After refreshing break at the top, downhill walk past Renjo icy ponds to reach at Lungden
located close on route Nangpa-la a border of Nepal and Tibet, at Lungden enjoy rest of the
day overlooking views of Kongde peaks.

From Lungden on completing all three high passes from here on easy walk downhill to Bhote-
Kosi River near small farm village of Marlung, where walk leads you on pleasant trail to reach
Thame village within a scenic valley around west of Khumbu area, in Thame visit old monastery
of Khumbu area, an interesting place full of ancient artifacts, idols and holy Buddhist books with
super views of peaks.

After nice overnight stops at Thame, from here on pleasant walk down and then up following a gentle path to Thamo village, and then back into trees and green vegetation as walk reaches you at famous Namche Bazaar for overnight stop.

A pleasant and relaxing walk as route heads back to Lukla on this last day trek of the adventure, with few short climb brings you back to Lukla for last overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest and farewell to our loyal and friendly porters.

Flight starts early morning, transfer to Tenzing and Hillary air terminal at Lukla airport on boarding the plane a sweeping flight of 35 minutes brings you back in Kathmandu and then transfer to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.

In Kathmandu a spare as contingency day just in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla or in the beginning of the trek, which occurs quite often even in the best time of the year due where bad and unfavorable weather conditions hamper the flight.
If all goes well as our standard itinerary days, where people with interest can join in for optional tour around Kathmandu around place of great interest or enjoy free individual activities and shopping.

Final and last day in the country of Himalaya wonders with varied interesting cultures, after a memorable time and experience on Everest Three High Passes trekking, with time for your international flight, where our staff and guide transfer you to the airport for flight back home or to next respective port of call.
Please Note:
As per Nepal Civil Aviation rules and norms where flight to Lukla from Kathmandu does not takes place, since last few months from March 2019 where flight operates from a town of Ramechap which is due east from Kathmandu.
To reach Ramechap takes 4-5 hrs drive on private vehicles and vice versa on the way back from Lukla also.

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Trip Detail:

Best Seasons for Everest Three High Passes Trekking:

March to May and September to early December months of the year, best time of March to May when most days are clear for views and as well for pleasant walks with moderate temperatures and longer sunlight hours.

March to May with wild flowers in full bloom enjoy the scenery of mountains with bright and beautiful wild flower in season, especially rhododendron of various species from trees to bush of different colored flowers (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron).

March to May in late afternoon can be cloudy with chances of rain and snow sometimes during the walk around high altitude.

Mid September to early December in autumn /fall and pre winter another best months with clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 1,800 m high.

Sunlight is short during autumn and winter seasons but most of the morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks can expect snow around higher altitude and on passes.

People and Culture:

High Khumbu area populated by Highlanders the Sherpa of Everest, interwoven with Buddhism religion and colorful culture and fascinating heritage life style where you can witness from Lukla onwards, villages festooned with religious symbols and monuments of prayer flags, decorated walls with spinning chiming bells.


Everest Three High Passes Trekking a dynamic adventure crossing over one of world highest passes within the shade of mighty Mt. Everest facing out most spectacular scenery of surrounding dramatic landscapes enclosed within high peaks.

Everest Three High Passes Trekking certainly fulfills one dream with adrenaline activities traversing from one scenic area of Khumbu to another beautiful place covering North East to West of Everest region all in the comfort of nice and warm cozy lodge to stay for overnights.

An adventure of great combination full of excitement and thrill on crossing over tallest spots above 5, 500 meters high passes in between giant peaks walking on glacier and moraines to cover all our main highlights of the journey with great experience.

Everest Three High Passes Trekking follows on scenic trail of Dudh Kosi River valley and gorge, after flying into Lukla, a gateway town for all adventure around high Khumbu area as walk proceeds past lovely looking farm villages inhabited by Sherpa the highlanders of Everest.

Walk leads into beautiful cool alpine woodland of tall rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, pines and silver fir trees to reach at famous Namche Bazaar known as the capital of Khumbu Sherpa an interesting place for rest days where one can explore impressive cultures of Sherpa the domain tribe of Nepal Mid East Himalaya.

From Namche Bazaar with pleasant time where walk leads on pleasant scenic trail with climb to beautiful Tengboche monastery encircled with array of peaks with views of Mt. Everest and magnificent Amadablam within forest surroundings.

At Tengboche with time to browse around its monastery of great interest along with excellent scenery of mountains, as walk follows beyond green vegetations and tree lines for arid and barren wide valley, where adventure leads to cross first high pass over Kongma-la.

After ample time to enjoy views and rest days and then traverse highest pass of the adventures to reach Everest Base Camp and stand beneath world number one Mt. Everest enjoying fabulous views of high mighty peaks with massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers.

Next adventure leads to climb on the highest spot at Kalapathar rocky hill top located above 5,545 m facing tremendous views of Everest and Pumori at close distance and then heading towards our second part of the adventure to cross over high Cho-la to reach beautiful and scenic Gokyo valley.

Gokyo Valley enclosed within series of high mountains overlooking views of Mt. Cho-Oyu the 6th world highest peaks that reflects on Gokyo glacial lakes, enjoying marvelous moments at Gokyo where walk leads to steep climb to complete our final last pass crossing Renjo-la.

On reaching on top Renjo-la enjoy glorious panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu with Mt. Cho-Oyu views of world’s four mighty peaks, from here on long downhill to reach at Thame village past Lungdhen situated close on route to Nangpa-la pass a border of Nepal and Tibet.

At Thame overnight in this nice quaint village quite different to other villages with main busy trekking trails, as this area west of Khumbu seldom ventured by trekkers enjoy visit of Thame Gompa the oldest monastery of high Khumbu.

From Thame heading back into green tree lines to reach at Namche and then at Lukla for scenic, short flight to Kathmandu where our fabulous adventure and great experience on Everest Three High Passes completes.  

FAQ's of Everest Three High Passes Trekking

1. What is the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

The Everest Three High Passes Trek is a challenging and exhilarating trekking adventure in the Everest region of Nepal. It involves crossing three high mountain passes: Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Renjo La Pass (5,360m), while also exploring iconic Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes.

2. How long does the Everest Three High Passes Trek take?

The duration of the Everest Three High Passes Trek typically ranges from 18 to 21 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and acclimatization needs. It's essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness and fully enjoy the trek.

3. What is the best time to do the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

The best time for the Everest Three High Passes Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These periods offer stable weather, clear skies, and excellent visibility, making them ideal for trekking in the Himalayas.

4. How difficult is the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

The Everest Three High Passes Trek is considered to be strenuous and challenging due to its high altitude, steep ascents and descents, and unpredictable weather conditions. Trekkers should have a good level of physical fitness, prior trekking experience, and proper acclimatization to undertake this adventure.

5. What permits are required for the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

Trekkers need to obtain two permits for the Everest Three High Passes Trek: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit (formerly known as TIMS card). These permits are obtainable in Kathmandu or Lukla before starting the trek.

6. What is the accommodation like during the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

Accommodation along the Everest Three High Passes Trek mainly consists of teahouses or guesthouses, which offer basic amenities such as a bed, blanket, and shared toilet facilities. Accommodation standards vary, with more basic facilities at higher altitudes.

7. What gear and equipment are needed for the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

Trekkers need to pack appropriate clothing, trekking boots, a warm sleeping bag, trekking poles, a down jacket, thermal layers, a waterproof jacket and pants, gloves, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a headlamp, water purification tablets, and a first aid kit, among other essential items.

8. Is altitude sickness a concern during the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

Yes, altitude sickness is a significant concern during the Everest Three High Passes Trek due to the high elevation of the mountain passes and the risk of rapid altitude gain. Trekkers need to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, ascend gradually, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness.

9. Are there any side trips or optional excursions during the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

Yes, there are several side trips and optional excursions available during the Everest Three High Passes Trek, such as climbing Kala Patthar for panoramic views of Mount Everest, visiting Everest Base Camp, exploring the Gokyo Ri viewpoint, and trekking to the Ngozumpa Glacier.

10. Do I need a guide and porter for the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

While it's not mandatory to hire a guide and porter for the Everest Three High Passes Trek, many trekkers choose to do so for safety, navigation, and logistical support. Guides and porters are familiar with the terrain, can assist with altitude-related issues, and enhance the overall trekking experience.