Everest Three High Pass Trekking - 21 days

Everest Three Passes Trekking - 22 days
Trip Information
  • Duration21 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude5545.00m
  • ActivityTrekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-June and Sept-November

"Adventure over three high and scenic passes of Everest: Kongma-Tsho, Cho La and Renjo-la.”

  • An adventure of a life-time experience traverse of  Everest Three high dramatic pass.
  • Panorama of Himalayan peaks with  Mt. Everest  at close distance from high  Kalapathar  top.
  • Sweeping scenic flight both ways Kathmandu - Lukla with ever exciting views of snow capped peaks.
  • Trekking into  Sagarmatha National Park  World's Heritage Sites with great range of scenery.
  • Exploring traditional Sherpa villages and impressive monasteries enriched with Buddhist culture.
  • In the heart of world highest  Mt. Everest Southern base camp  with massive Khumbu Ice Falls.

Advantages of planning your trip with us

  • Pick-up and drop-off services for all passengers upon international arrival and departure.
  • Well-trained, experienced, fluently English-speaking guide, and a strong sherpa or porter for carrying the duffel bag.
  • Welcome dinner upon arrival with cultural Nepali dances.
  • Three meals a day and tea or coffee during the trek, with accommodation in the mountains.
  • First-aid kit box and first-aid services.
  • We provide Holiday Planner Nepal’s maps, t-shirt, and cap.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags are available for rent.
  • We organize custom services as per the requests of our clients.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (must be paid by the client or insurance).
  • We provide an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate.
  • We provide oxygen cans during high-altitude treks.
  • We provide SIM cards for travelers, so there won’t be any communication issues.

Introduction: Everest Three Pass Trek

Welcome to Nepal. Everest Three Pass Trekking is one of the utmost journeys to experience the high altitude adventure. This covers all scenic areas of high Khumbu within Everest region facing spectacular scenery of giant peaks on daily walks. This is an awesome yet demanding adventure where trekkers need to be in good physical shape with sound health. However, this is worth the walk as it offers visitors with an exciting moment on daily treks.

An adventure on Everest High Passes trek, will take trekkers to a glorified and awesome panoramic view of mountains. Embarking on this trek, trekkers will come across high peaks, glaciers, moraines and snow. Our expert guide will ensure the safety of visitors during each crossing. They will care for health and provide support during each crossing. They will take care of their health and provide support for every step, making the trek a remarkable success.

Everest Three Pass Trek road map takes visitors in the high altitude through Kongma la pass (5,545 m/18,159 ft), Cho la Pass (5,420 m/17,782 ft), and Renjo La pass(5,345 meters/17,585 ft) representing the three pass trail. These thrilling route broadcasts incredible landscape and panoramic views of Mt Everest, Mt Makalu, Mt Lhotse, Mt Cho Oyu, Lobuche, Mera peak, Pokalde peak and many more. The three pass map is a difficult trekking trail however it can be done with ease in association with Holiday Planner Nepal. Proper preparation, gears and equipment are necessary for this trek. Experienced guide who is well known in the region is top priority for Holiday Planner Nepal.

The Kongma La one of the three passes which lies in the trekking route between Dingboche and Lobuche. Cho la pass lies between Dzongla and Gokyo while the Renjo La pass is between Gokyo and Lumde. These three passes combined is also known as high pass. Everest High Trekking is an intimidating trek and only recommended to experienced trekkers. This is not a first time trekking route. However it is worth the effort as visitors get a thrilling experience with adrenaline rush flowing all along the route.

How does the Everest three pass trek start and end?

There are two alternative options to begin and end the three pass. The first option is to go clockwise starting from Renjo la (5,360m/17,585 ft), moving past Cho la (5,420m/17,782 ft) and finishing with Kongma La pass (5,535m/18,159 ft). The other option is to trek anti-clockwise, which means starting from Kongma-La pass and ending at Renjo-la. That being said, for either of the options the starting point and ending point is Namche bazaar which is also known as the gate of Everest.

The roadmap to Everest three pass begins with a 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu or Manthali to Lukla. This exciting airborne adventure enables passengers to get some glimpse of mountain region of Nepal. After reaching Lukla the trekking originally starts towards Phakding. Permits in the region can also be bought after landing to Lukla check post in case of emergencies. The trek to Phakding takes about four hours with narrow and slippery trek all along the section. The trail is the only route to get from village to village and is packed with travellers in peak season. Donkeys and Yaks begin to appear on this part of the route with Glacier Rivers flowing below the suspension bridges. Next destination after leaving Phakding is Namche Bazaar which is supposed to be a significant elevation gain. The hike however is quite easy with villages along the way. Trekkers can have insight of agriculture and domestic animals whose number goes decreasing upon ascending to upper elevation.

The trek then proceeds to Tengboche Monastery from Namche. The trek is around 10 km or 6 miles with relatively flat and easy along the hill line. Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Everest can be seen from this section of the route. Tengboche is famous for Tengboche Monastery which is also known as the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region.

After visiting Tengboche trek towards Dingboche (4,410m). Hiking at this elevation is relatively challenging due to higher elevation gain. The trail in the section also has beautiful mountain views at every corner. The distinct stop at this section is Somare (4,040) which is a renowned lunch stop. After trekking past Somare the terrains become less vegetated but offer a clear view of Ama Dablam. Dingboche is a small village with colorful roof and stone fences. There is also a famous rock which is often used for photography.

Next destination after Dingboche is Chhukung (4730m) which is about 2.8 miles hike. We can see Island Peak from Chukkung. Past from Chukkung we can cross the Kongma La Pass. The Kongma La Pass is the hardest pass among the three. The elevation gain is almost 700 meters. The trail is uphill with east facing slope. This section includes a close up view of Pokalde peak, and all the peaks of Nuptse. Upon reaching Kongma La so many peaks are visible including Lobuche peak, Manaslu and Iron peak.

After crossing the first pass the trail is up to Lobuche. Lobuche is the last stop before reaching Everest Base Camp. Lobuche is up close from here with few settlements with only adequate facilities. Thukla can be a prominent stop for lunch.

Heading past Lobuche the trial continue towards Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. The path is relatively easy however the altitude can become a problem. Khumbu glacier with view of Pomari at the right is sights too see. For reaching Everest Base Camp the trail is along Khumbu glacier with ice fields, waters and dangerous cravesses.` After exploration and taking pictures as the iconic rock of Everest Base Camp (5,364m) we descend towards Gorakhshep. Gorakhshep(5190m) is a notably rest place before or after Everest Base Camp. Gorakhshep is also the entry point for Kalapatthar, the highest point of this trek. Trekkers now make their way towards Kalapatthar and Dzonglha from Gorakhsep. The view from Dzongla is really magnificient with Cho la and Cholatse peak at front and Ama Dablam at the back. After wards move to the second pass known as the Cho la Pass. This pass is between Dzonglha to Gokyo. The hike is a mild start with a view of Cho la glacier. Be sure to wear crampons and be aware of the possible rock falling and danger of Crevasses. After crossing Cho la Pass descend towards Thagnag.

Following Thagnag the trek moves towards Gokyo and Gokyo Ri. The Gokyo lakes (four in number), is the world’s highest fresh water system. Take a hike towards this incredible and serene location and head towards Renjo La pass to reach Lungden. The trail is uphill zigzag which is quite challenging. Then cross across the Renjo La pass which is the last of the Everest three pass trekking. At the top trekkers get to see Pumori, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Taboche and the turquoise lake of Gokyo. Then the final phase of the journey takes travellers from Lungden to Namche Bazaar. On this section travellers cross through few streams which might be frozen depending upon the season. Afterwards it is an easy walk down the valleys with pleasant valley. While retracing the steps trekkers can see tiny villages and yaks grazing along the rivers. After arriving at Namche move down towards Lukla for a return back flight to Kathmandu which marks the end of the journey.

Everest base camp

What is the best time or season for Everest three high pass trek?

The High Pass Everest Trek is a challenging trekking experience in the Solukhumbu region. The pass is through three high mountain passes which are Kongma la pass, Cho la pass and Renjo La Pass. This trek can be done in various time or season but each period has its own difficulty. The best recommended season for the three pass trek is spring and autumn.

Spring is considered one of the most popular times for embarking in the Everest region. The spring season in Nepal fall between months of March to May. The weather in the region is relatively stable with average temperature 15°C (-9°F) which makes the trekking experience relatively easier. The rhododendron forest and other uphill vegetation feel lively. This addition of the vibrant colors adds extra beauty to the might Everest region. The trails are more suitable with fewer crowds as compared to peak season which is autumn. The longer days in spring adds more to the daylight hours enabling explorers with longer travel distance.

Autumn is another excellent time to undertake the high pass trek in Everest. The autumn season in Nepal fall between months of September to November. The weather in the region is clear and stable with mild temperatures (-5°C to 10°C/-20°F to -12°F) which offer a comfortable trekking season. The mountains, landscapes and architectures along the route sparkle and blend with the natural surroundings. Traditional Sherpa villages, White colored Monasteries surrounded by prayer wheels and fluttering prayer flags make the Everest three pass route a spiritual and mystical destination. 

The visibility is excellent with unobstructed view of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many more which offers a worth photo.Despite spring and autumn the Holiday Planner Nepal roadmap to Everest Three pass can be commenced in winter. However it is really difficult and risky The temperature will not be a friend, due to bone chilling nights and freezing morning. There can be heavy snowfall and avalanches and foggy visibility. All these conditions are life threatening and for the most unsuitable. We at Holiday tours Nepal do not recommend Everest Three pass route at this particular season. However, for hardcore adrenaline individuals who want to challenge the extreme situation it can be arranged.

Overall, with the right gear, knowledge, and local guides from Holiday Planner Nepal, the journey is doable even in extreme cold. Additionally consult with Holiday Tours Nepal for further understanding the conditions and risks before attempting Everest Three High Pass trek in winter.

Physical fitness level for Everest High Pass Trek

Everest Three Pass Trek is a difficult trekking route. This is not a beginner’s trek and embarking on this journey requires 3-4 prior trekking experience. As the three pass trek involves walking on frozen glaciers, steep rocky trails and climbing experience individual should have good stamina and endurance.

However it necessarily doesn’t require hardcore trekking experience or exceptional physical ability. The variable destination and high altitude experience can make the journey very easy. If an individual has a habit of regular cardiovascular exercises like running, cycling and hiking then they can endure the trek. Similarly, previous high altitude trekking can help to cope with this trek as the trekking zone is often 5000 meters/16400 feet.Proper mental preparation, balance and flexibility needs to be maintained as the route is mostly steep climb through rough terrain. Be sure to keep knowledge of any unforeseen circumstances which can help to tackle problems during the trek.

Similarly, individuals with serious medical conditions such as heart and lung disease or chronic illnesses should also refrain from attempting this trek. It is advisable to omit this journey and attempt for easier trekking destination as the consequences can be severe.

physical fitness

Accommodation facilities at Everest Three pass trekking

Proper trekking experience depends upon several factors and one of the crucial is the accommodation. The type of accommodation experience along the route directly affects the physical fitness level and indirectly affects the mentality of the trekkers. Proper accommodation services and a good night sleep can boost the trekking for the following day. There are various options for choosing a place to stay from camping, teahouses and lodges to even luxury houses. However it is important to know that these accommodations are available in some sections of the route and the facilities might decrease as trekkers ascend to high altitude. Some common types of accommodation are:

  • Teahouse or Lodges: These are the most common and convenient accommodation options for travellers. Teahouses are small guesthouses which offer basic comfortable rooms with beds and blankets. The bathroom in this accommodation place is mostly shared.
  • Camping: It can be suitable accommodation option for trekkers as most of the places in the area are remote and underdeveloped. Trekkers, guides and porters carry tents, sleeping bags and other camping gear. This allows a freedom and thrilling experience in the nature under the sky however it requires a more logistic preparation which can be handled by Holiday Tours Nepal.
  • Luxury Houses: Luxury houses are present only in some part of the route. Individuals can have cozy and prestigious amenities which can include comfortable rooms with attached bathroom, hot showers and heating system. However, these facilities come with extra cost.
  • Guesthouse and Homestay: In particularly more developed areas or area with higher settlements we can find guesthouse and homestays. They are the accommodation where travellers can stay with the local families in their homes. This is a unique opportunity to immerse in the culture of local residents of Khumbu region.

We have the option of providing rooms with electric blankets and attached bathrooms at an additional cost of $400 per person. These types of lodges are not luxurious lodges, but they are comfortable lodges compared to normal and basic lodges and are warm and comfortable. Places like Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Debouche, and Dingboche offer these facilities. For the last two days at Gorakshep and Lobuche, attached bathrooms have not been available, but electric blankets are available, which work through solar panels. In case the blankets are not working, we provide hot water bags to all the clients and trekkers.

Acclimatization and Communication

Acclimatization, Communication and Electricity are some important factors which needs careful consideration while taking the Everest Three Pass roadmap.


In high-altitude activities such as the Three Pass Trekking in the Everest Region, acclimatization is essential. Various high passes must be crossed during the hike, which can tire the body physically. It's critical to take acclimatization pauses and give your body time to adjust to the altitude to prevent altitude mountain sickness and other related health problems.

There are multiple rest days made suitable into the trek to aid in acclimatization. In order to give your body time to acclimate to the altitude, it is recommended to stay hydrated and avoid alcohol and tobacco. Trekking with gradual ascent in order to aid with acclimatization is the best choice. Some hikers also decide to take medicine; nonetheless, it is advisable to speak with a medical practitioner before taking any medication.


Holiday Tours Nepal provides each visitor with a Sim card to make communication easier while visiting the country. While Three Pass Trekking, communication can be difficult, particularly in isolated locations with spotty network connectivity. On the other hand, there are numerous ways to remain connected when hiking.

  1. Mobile Network: There is coverage for mobile networks in certain areas of the hike. On the other hand, the network may be erratic and constrained. It is advised to always have a phone with a strong battery backup and a local SIM card on you.
  2. Satellite Phones: Several of the lodges and campsites along the trek provide satellite phones for rent. Although they can be pricey, they are more dependable and provide better coverage in isolated locations.
  3. Internet cafes: A few of the larger cities and villages along the path provide internet cafes. They provide phone services, including international calling and messaging, as well as internet access.

It's crucial to remember that in some places, communication options may be costly and scarce. It is advisable to communicate your itinerary to your trekking companions and loved ones and to keep them informed of your location. In an emergency, having a GPS gadget or personal locating beacon on you can also be helpful.

Electricity and Wi-Fi

For the most part, the trekking path allows you to use cellular service and the internet, with the exception of high mountain crossings. Teahouses along the path frequently have phone or camera charging stations available which they typically charge between $2 and $3. Be advised that certain teahouses may charge an additional fee for wireless internet services. If you like to capture as many memorable moments as you can while out for a stroll you can pay extra charge for camera charging. However, to avoid these potentially costly charges, travellers are advised to carry a small solar charger or a power bank. By doing this, you can benefit from ongoing connectivity without being concerned about cost.

Altitude Sickness during Everest Three Pass Trekking

Altitude sickness is a common problem for individuals who plan to hike theEverest Three pass Trekking Route. This is a common problem in high altitude region of Everest. This can be due to rapid ascent to higher elevations without enough acclimatization is a common cause of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). The symptoms can be headache, nausea, dizziness and shortness of breath. However in severe case altitude sickness can lead to pulmonary edema or cerebral edema which can cause a life threatening scenario.

So here are some tips provided by Holiday Planner Nepal to prevent altitude sickness during the Everest Three Pass Trekking.

  • Acclimatization: It is an essential procedure to cope with reduced oxygen level at higher elevation. This means individuals will have to take frequent rest days before ascending into higher elevation. This will make the body familiar with the environment which ultimately helps to reduce altitude sickness probability. It is also recommended to gain not more than 300-500 meters elevation per day and take rest in between 3-4 days.
  • Hydration: Stay hydrated to prevent dehydration, which can make altitude sickness worse. Steer clear of caffeine and alcohol as they might dehydrate the body.
  • Medicine: Eat garlic soup or think about taking medicine to avoid altitude sickness. Before taking any medication, see your doctor, and be sure you are taking the recommended amount.
  • Descend: Quickly descend to a lower altitude if you start to exhibit signs of altitude sickness. As soon as your symptoms have subsided, stop climbing.
  • Identify Symptoms: If you encounter any of the signs of altitude sickness, let your guide or hiking partner know. Headache, nausea, vertigo, and dyspnea are possible symptoms.
  • Fitness: To better handle the physical demands of the trek and lower your chance of altitude sickness, train appropriately prior to the hike. This will increase your endurance and level of fitness.

Is travel insurance necessary?

Anyone intending to hike the Everest Three Pass Trekking route is strongly advised to purchase travel insurance. This kind of insurance can cover a variety of dangers and unforeseen circumstances that may arise while on the hike. When buying travel insurance for the Everest Three Pass Trek, keep the following points in mind:

  • Medical coverage: Verify that the policy covers medical costs, which can be expensive at high elevations, including emergency medical care and evacuation.
  • Trip cancellation and interruption: Purchase coverage for trip cancellation and interruption to safeguard yourself if unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, injury, or natural disasters, force you to postpone or cancel your vacation.
  • Lost or Stolen stuff: Seek out insurance that covers stuff like gear, equipment, and personal effects that are lost or stolen.
  • Adventure sports coverage: Verify if the policy includes high-risk activities like trekking and mountaineering, as some do not.
  • Emergency assistance: In the event of a medical or other emergency, look for coverage that offers round-the-clock emergency assistance.
  • Pre-existing conditions: Verify if the policy covers your pre-existing medical issues or offers a waiver if you have any.

How is the rescue done in the Everest region?

There are two types of policies. The first one is in which the trekkers pay first and get paid back by the insurance company, and the other is in which the insurance company pays up all the amount upfront.

For rescue, the helicopter charges $5500 for chartering it from Everest Region to Kathmandu. Then, from the airport, the trekkers are taken to the hospital in an ambulance, and the doctors and nurses take over from there. The patient is kept in the hospital for observation and treatment and is discharged when the hospital gives discharge clearance.

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Upon arrival in Kathmandu International airport, a representative from Holiday Tours Nepal will be available prior in the arrival section with your name board. After arrival, the representative will transfer you from airport to your hotel in a private vehicle. After getting in the hotel our staff will further help you in check in so that you can go and have some rest. In the afternoon we will have some briefing related to the trek in a pre-determined location. We will then have a cultural welcome dinner at a traditional authentic restaurant to get some glimpse of Nepali culture and traditions. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    Today after breakfast you will have a sightseeing tour of the Capital city, Kathmandu and some areas around it. A city tour guide from Holiday Planner Nepal will accompany you in this day. You will visit the famous Buddhist stupa: Swyambhunath Stupa also known as Monkey Temple. You can look at Buddhist artifacts, paintings, prayer wheels and prayer flags with monkeys roaming around the premise. You will further explore Pashupatinath Temple, a holy Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva. Boudhanath stupa, a large white stupa built like a dome that is covered in prayer flags and wheels. Lunch is provided during the excursion, featuring delicacies from the region. After finishing, head back to the hotel to recuperate, prepare for the next day's hike, and get ready for supper. Stay in Kathmandu for the night.

    • Max. Altitude:1, 350 m / 4, 430 ft
    • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
    • Meals:Welcome Dinner

    Start the day with a hearty breakfast at your lodging. Your transfer to a private vehicle for the early morning drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap will be handled by our agent. You will leave the metropolitan region along the journey and enter Ramechhap's semi-urban to isolated territory. Manthali: A section of Nepal's Ramechhap district is where the Kathmandu to Lukla flight has been moved.  After that, our agent will help you board the aircraft in Manthali. Experience a bird's-eye perspective of several monuments, verdant woods, and towering peaks throughout this 35-minute ride. When you arrive, the guide you were given by Holiday Planner Nepal will come to the airport and pick you up.

    Following a brief introduction, you will set out for Phakding, which is your first stop on the walk. The hike is around 7.5 km/4.6 miles in length. Trekkers travel through the well-known villages of Paiyaan and Kharikhola along the way. There's lunch offered in these two places. The hike continues beyond the quaint Sherpa settlement and through verdant rhododendron forests after the surgery. Up till Phakding, the hike will follow the Dudh Koshi River's banks. Dinner is served at the lodging location. Stay at Phakding for the night.

    • Max. Altitude:1, 350 m / 4, 430 ft
    • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast

    Today, after breakfast, we hike from Phakding to Namche bazaar via Jorsale and Monjo. The entrance to Sagarmatha National Park is located near the little village of Monjo. Permit points, sometimes called check posts, are located to ensure that all travel-related arrangements are made. After checking, head over to Jorsale. Jorsale is located on the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. The last town before reaching Namche Bazaar is this one. Lunch is offered after a 15-minute walk downhill from the check-post location. It will take about three hours to climb up to Namche Bazar. As soon as you get there, nap and make dinner. Visit Namche Bazaar in the evening.

    • Max. Altitude:3,440m/11286ft
    • Accommodation:Lodge/Guest House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    After breakfast today, travelers continue their stay in Namche for another day to allow their bodies to adjust to the greater altitude. Trekkers can explore the rich history of mountaineering at the Sagarmatha National Park Museum, the Syangboche Panorama View Point, the Sherpa Panorama Hotel, the Sherpa Cultural Museum, which features artifacts from the Sherpa People, and the Irish Pub, which provides regional food and drinks. For the best Everest view, hike towards Hotel Everest View; it takes approximately one hour and forty-five minutes. This walk is ideal for acclimatization. Despite these attractions, trekkers can still enjoy a pleasant acclimatization day by doing yoga, photography, and animal watching. Lunch and dinner might be held at any place of personal interest. Spend the night at Namche.

    • Max. Altitude:3,440m/11286ft
    • Accommodation:Lodge/Guest House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    A large breakfast gets the day started. After breakfast, the trek to Everest base camp resumes. The steep hike through small passes provides views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamsherku, Nuptse, and Everest during duration of five to six hours. Lunch is served at Phunkithanga, which is about three hours' walk from Namche Bazaar. Once you reach Tengboche, visit the monastery there also known as Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche Monastery is believed to be the oldest in all of Nepal. On a rock, hikers can also see a footprint from the sixteenth century. At around three o'clock in the afternoon, Tengboche monastery hosts a ritual and ceremonial that is open to visitors. Some amount of mone is charged as ticket price to visit Tengboche Monastery which works as a fund for management and renovation of the monastery. Furthermore, around 50-60 monks reside in this monastery. Visitors visiting here get to witness Ama Dablam,Lhotse, Thamsherku, Nuptse and the almighty Everest. After completion, there is dinner served at the accommodation so head to Tengboche for the evening and stay overnight.
    • Max. Altitude:3,867m/12687ft
    • Accommodation:Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    Before beginning the hike, start the day off well with a substantial breakfast. The stroll will reach 500 meters in elevation. The path winds through Deboche's verdant rhododendron forest. After Deboche, continue on toward Pangboche. This is where one can spot the Himalayan Thar, or mountain goat. Pangboche is famous because of the monastery there, which houses an exhibition of a Yeti's head. It can take an hour or longer to walk from Pangboche to Somare because that's where lunch is being held. After lunch, continue hiking towards Dingboche; this should take two or three hours, depending on your pace. After arriving, have a nap at the accommodation, which offers dinner.
    • Max. Altitude:4,260m/13976ft
    • Accommodation:Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Get your day started with a hearty breakfast. It's the acclimatization day for Dingboche today. An elevation gain of 250 meters means that hiking from Dingboche to Nangkartshang Mountain and back takes about 4-5 hours. Hiking allows you to see Ama Dablam from the front. Along the way, there's a well-known rock that's a favorite spot for photos. Enjoy a great view of Manaslu (8,163 meters/27,781 feet), the island peak (5,087 meters/16,690 feet), and the Dingboche village when you arrive. In the Dingboche lodging, dinner is provided. Go to Dingboche and stay the night.

    • Max. Altitude:4,260m/13976ft
    • Accommodation:Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Today after breakfast, we start our trek towards Chhukung. This section of the trek takes about 4 hours. Chukkung is the last settlement east of Khumbu and Imjatse valley on route to Island Peak Base Camp. Similarly we can reach to Kongma pass through Chukkung. Upon reaching chukkung check into a lodge or teahouse, we will have a relaxing afternoon in order to prepare for long walk for following day. Dinner is served at the accommodation place. Stay overnight at Chhukung.

    • Max. Altitude:4,730m/15518ft
    • Accommodation:Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Adventure gets closer to our destination, morning leads to a short climb up on a ridge. After breakfast, enjoy the morning glorious views of Imjatse valley encircled by snow peaks, as the walk follows a pleasant uphill. Then enter a gully full of rocky screens in between Nuptse and Pokalde Peaks, as climb starts to Kongma-La Pass.

    The highest pass of the adventure, the top is well hidden by close peaks of Mehara or Kongma. As well from Pokalde peak and Nuptse wall, the top is marked with stone cairn and Buddhist flags. Lunch is served along the route as per the time of cross over Kongma La Pass. After short rest downhill to Khumbu glacier we walk with care and then go up to moraine dunes then march down to Lobuche. Lobuche, a small settlement located on a corner, houses many good lodges for overnight halt facing grand views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

    Upon reaching Lobuche we take rest at accommodation place and have supper. Stay overnight at Lobuche.

    • Max. Altitude:5,535m/18159ft
    • Accommodation:Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    Proceed on foot from Lobuche towards Gorakshep after breakfast. Next, register at the Gorakshep teahouse. Gorakshep is where lunch is served. Proceed to Everest Base Camp, the trek's primary destination, after lunch. It takes three to four hours to walk round trip from Gorakshep to EBC. See the world-famous Khumbu glacier and get up close and personal with Khumbutse, Changtse, Lingtren, Pumori, Nuptse, Nuptsesar, and the majestic Everest while traveling to Everest Base Camp. Visitors can witness a landscape dotted with yellow tents during expedition season. Following Base Camp exploration, descend to Gorakshep. The Gorakshep lodging, where we spent the night, serves dinner.
    • Max. Altitude:5364m/17,598ft
    • Accommodation:Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    We resume our walk from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar today after breakfast. At least three hours are needed for the hike (both directions, including the time spent). See the roof of the world Everest sunrise or sunset when you arrive. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of Hillary Peak, Lhotse, Everest, Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, and Lingtren from Kalapatthar. Following your exploration, descend the trail in the direction of Dzongla, remembering every moment of the ascent. This signifies the journey's return. Dinner is offered at Dzongla, where you can spend the night.
    • Max. Altitude:5,545m/18,192ft
    • Accommodation:Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Start the day with a filling breakfast. Today the walk is upto Thangknak which takes about seven hours. During this section we pass through Chola pass. This is the second pass among the three passes. This is a relatively difficult pass as compared to Kongama-La. We cross Cho la glacier on this ascent. Upon reaching the top we can witness the mighty Everest from both east and west. After completing the Cho la, we descend down from the pass. This descent is supposed to be as steeper as the ascent. After conquering Chola pass we descent towards a small village called Thangnak. This section is a gorgeous experience on its own. Upon reaching Thangnak settle in an accommodation palace and get a warm dinner. Stay overnight at Thangnak.

    • Max. Altitude:5,367m/17,608ft
    • Accommodation:Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Today after breakfast we trek towards Gokyo. This section of trek lasts for four hours. Gokyo lies in the shadow of Cho Oyu (8,150 m / 26,739 ft) and on the shore of Gokyo lakes. Gokyo lakes are regarded as a sacred site for Buddhist and Hindus. The most famous lake in the region of Gokyo village is known as Gokyo Cho, or Dudh Pokhari. Geographically the village of Ngozumpa Glacier lies just above Gokyo. Ngozumpa Glacier is the longest glacier in the Himalayas.

    • Max. Altitude:4,800m/15,748ft
    • Accommodation:Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Today is marked as rest day in Gokyo. You can wake up late but don’t forget to have breakfast at the accommodation place. Afterwards begin the day with a hike to Gokyo ri from Gokyo. This short hike takes about 3-4 hours. The hike is along a linear path to peak and back. Upon arrival we can see Gokyo IV (Tonak Pokhari) in the north and Renjo La in the southwest. As we see from north and east we can see peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu all above 8,000m. After sightseeing we move back to Gokyo for the days’ rest. Some hot and delicious supper is served in the accommodation place. Stay overnight at Gokyo.

    • Max. Altitude:5,357m/17,575ft
    • Accommodation:Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    Our final and tough day of the adventure is to cross over the last Renjo-La Pass, to complete all three passes. An early morning walk to the end of Gokyo Lake, climb steadily for few hours to the top of Renjo-La. From the high ridge of Renjo-La offers superb panorama of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche with Makalu and Cho-Oyu.
    After, an enjoyable scenic view of Himalayan region, route leads downhill to a small frozen ponds, and then continue walk down to Lungden for overnight stop. Lungden is a small temporary settlement with few simple lodges to cater the needs of trekkers. This village is also on-route to Nangpa-La pass that leads to the border of Nepal and Tibet. Upon reaching Lungden get settle in an accommodation place. Have dinner and stay overnight at Lungden.
    • Max. Altitude:5,360m/17,585ft
    • Accommodation:Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Today, begin the day with a fulfilling breakfast. This section of trek begins from Lungden and ends at Thame with Marlung being an important stop in this Three pass trek. However it is a lesser known village compared to other destinations in the Everest region. The walk lasts for 6 hours along rugged trails and picturesque village. Visitors can view stunning mountain and even get welcomed by the warm hospitality of locals. The section holds a panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many others. Upon reaching settle at an accommodation place and have dinner. Stay overnight at Thame village.

    • Max. Altitude:3,880m/12,729ft
    • Accommodation:Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Eat a great breakfast to start the day. The hike today begins from Thame village and ends at Namche Bazaar. We will climb through a stunning rhododendron hill jungle today, passing by a stunning white waterfall and the Dudh Koshi River. Trekkers have an excellent possibility of seeing musk deer grazing in the lovely pine forest that leads up to Namche. During Namche's market hour, we might witness Tibetans, highland Sherpas, and lowland porters exchanging food and supplies after arriving in the town. Stay at a tea house for the night. Dinner can be a location of personal choice.

    • Accommodation:Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    This is the final day of your three pass Everest Base Camp trek. After breakfast, we retrace our route back to Lukla, descending the Dudh Koshi River steeply from Namche Bazaar. The trail then makes a series of moderate climbs and descents up to Lukla. Dinner is provided in Lukla. Stay the night at a tea house in Lukla.

    • Accommodation:Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Today marks the conclusion of your exciting journey in the Everest region. You will leave for the amazing journey back to Kathmandu after breakfast in Lukla. As you travel from Lukla to Kathmandu, you may take in the amazing aerial views of the Himalayan peaks and think back on your amazing adventure.

    When you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your lodging. The remainder of the day is yours to do as you please—you can shop last-minute, explore more of Kathmandu, or just kick back at your hotel. It's also a great idea to treat you to a massage or dinner at a neighborhood eatery that serves mouthwatering Nepali food. Go to Kathmandu and stay the night.

    • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast + Farewell Dinner

    We'll take you to the international airport today so you can catch your journey back home. Our staff will help you with the required arrangements for your departure. Holiday Planner Nepal can handle all the necessary preparations and assistance to guarantee a seamless and stress-free departure. The travelers will surely take with them the memories, experiences, and mementos of this amazing journey as they get ready to depart Nepal. We're excited to have them return in the future, guys. We wish them safe travels and bid them farewell for the time being.

    • Meals:Breakfast

    Route Map

    Everest Three High Pass Trekking - 21 days map
    Cost Details
    What's Included
    • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
    • Twin/double sharing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
    • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle (entrance fees are extra).
    • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
    • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
    • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
    • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment.
    • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
    • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    • Safe drinking water
    • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek
    What's not Included
    • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
    • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • entrance fees for guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu. 
    • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
    • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
    • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
    •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
    • Anything not included in service includes column
    • The trip departs every day of the year.
    • The trip and trek are fully customizable. We can customize the trip according to the needs and necessities of our clients.
    • The trip is available for solo, group, and private travelers.
    • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for 100+ members.
    • If the given date is not appropriate for travelers and trekkers, the trip can be conducted on the customary date provided by our clients.
    • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least seven days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time, especially sometimes in the mountains where the accommodations are booked prior, so prior booking helps a lot.
    • Contact us at [email protected] or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630. We are available 24/7 for additional information on WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChat.

    Add-ons & Options

    Helicopter return from Gorakshep to Lukla

    A helicopter return from Gorakshep to Lukla is available at a cost of 750 dollars per person on a sharing basis. The helipad is 5–6 minutes away from the lodges at Gorakshep, and our guides and porters will assist in taking our trekkers and clients towards the helipad and making them board the helicopter towards Lukla. The helicopter ride will take around 15–20 minutes to reach Lukla.

    NOTE: On a sharing basis, the helicopter will shuttle and leave two passengers from Gorakshep to Pheriche, then go back to Gorakshep and bring back two passengers again to Pheriche. Then, when the shuttle is complete, there will be four passengers in total, and they will be taken to Lukla from Pheriche.

    Useful Information

    Equipment and Gear List


    • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
    • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
    • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

    CatUpper Body

    • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
    • Warm woolen hat
    • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
    • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
    • Polarized sunglasses


    • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
    • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
    • Waterproof rain jacket
    • Windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
    • Fleece jacket or down jacket

    LowerLower Body

    • Thermals inner
    • Hiking pants at least 3
    • Comfortable pants for teahouses
    • Waterproof, windproof shell
    • Hiking shorts


    • Woolen gloves for the tea house
    • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


    • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
    • Hiking socks
    • Liner socks
    • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
    • Crampons (For passes)
    • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
    • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

    undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

    • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
    • Sports bras (women)
    • Sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

    FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

    Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

    • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
    • Lip balm or Vaseline
    • ointment cream
    • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
    • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

    Optional Other Essentials

    • Passport
    • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
    • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
    • Water bladder for the day bag
    • Small towel for personal use
    • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
    • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
    • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
    • Power bank or extra batteries
    • Cameras and mobile phone
    • Cards/book
    • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
    • Trekking poles
    • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
    • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
    • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
    • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
    • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
    • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
    • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
    • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
    • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
    • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

    What to pack for nepal trekking?

    Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

    Everest Three High Pass Trekking - 21 days FAQs

    • Various birds can be seen during the trek, and animals like Himalayan tahr, mules, horses, yaks, and other rarely seen animals like snow leopards and deer are rarely seen.


    • Wifi is available in all the places throughout the Everest trekking trail, but cellular networks are not available throughout the trek. The cost of wifi can range from 3-5$.

    • There is a lot of variety of foods to choose from that ranges from Nepali cuisine to Tibetian foods to continental and western dishes like momo, pizza, burger, thenduk, thukpa, chowmein, dumplings, bread, toast jam, eggs, mashed potatoes, and a lot of stuff.


    • The daily elevation gained during the Everest high pass trek can range from 400 meters to 600 meters per day, while on the day of passes, the elevation gain can reach up to 1000 meters.


    • Trekking planner Nepal arranges Helicopter rescue and other medication services in case of emergencies, but they can be costly. Having travel insurance that covers emergency evacuations is highly recommended.


    • Yes, it's possible, but be well-prepared and informed about the trail, weather conditions, and safety precautions. Remember, Kongma la Pass, Renjo la Pass, and Cho la Pass are some of the most challenging sections, and trekking at this altitude can cause severe issues and life-threatening incidents, so having someone helps a lot.


    • Proper trekking boots, insulated clothing layers, a good backpack, trekking poles, a sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures, and a quality down jacket are crucial.

    • Gradual ascent, staying hydrated, acclimatization days, and being aware of symptoms are crucial. Altitude medications might be considered after consultation with a healthcare professional.

    • Teahouses and lodges are available along the Everest route. Accommodations vary in terms of facilities and comfort but generally provide basic amenities.

    • You'll need the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit, which will be obtained at Lukla.

    • While not mandatory, having a guide familiar with the region and its challenges is highly recommended. Porters can help with carrying heavy loads, easing the trek for you. Holiday Tours Nepal recommends taking a guide or porter to make the trip comfortable and easy.

    • It's considered a hard-level trek due to the high altitude, steep ascents and descents, and potentially harsh weather conditions of the Everest region.


    • It's highly recommended to have prior trekking experience for the Everest three-pass trek during high altitudes due to the challenging terrain and altitude of the passes.

    • The best time is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November), the best seasons due to stable weather and clear skies. And this weather is the most favorable time for going towards Everest's three-high pass trek.


    • Everest's three high passes usually take 21 days, of which 17 days will be in the mountains and four days will be at Kathmandu, so that it will take at least 21 days.

    • The three high passes of Everest are Renjo La Pass (5,360 meters / 17,585 feet), Cho La Pass (5,420 meters / 17,782 feet), and Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters / 18,159 feet).

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