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Everest Three Passes Trek-17 days Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes Trek 17 days is a long and tough trek to 3 high passes with 3 peaks ,Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Gokyo to Everest base camp via Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La Pass is a beautiful trek in terms of beautiful mountain views, Sherpa cultures and hospitality. The new trekking trail in Everest that covers the best and scenic areas of Khumbu. This is truly an amazing trek and a less crowded trek climb up three peaks-Gokyo Ri, Kala Patthar and Chhukung Ri besides the three high passes. Hence, the three passes trek extends from Thame to Gokyo and Everest Base Camp via Gokyo lakes. Please email us at and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742 to know more about Everest three high passes trek information. We offer a cheap basic, budget and standard Everest Three Passes Trek cost from $1240-$2150 with fixed departure dates of 2023/2024.

Trek Facts

Trek  Name: Everest Three Passes Trek

Trek Duration: 17 Days

Trek Difficulty: Moderate / Challenging

Trek Season: Sep to Mar,Jan to June

Trek Altitude: 1300m- 5500m

Trek Cost: USD 1240-USD 2150

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Flight/Car/Bus

Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu

17 days Everest three high passes trekking package cost, itinerary, fixed departure dates.

  • Everest Three Passes Trek
  • 17 Days Itinerary
  • Cost in Details
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Fixed Departure
  • FAQs

Everest Three Passes Trek crosses three high passes-Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass and Kongma La Pass. The Everest three high passes are not technically difficult. The trails climb above 5000m, so acclimatization is necessary. The Everest three high passes trail passes through remote areas where there are no emergency facilities. Please never trek alone, and hire a guide who can communicate with local people you get into trouble.

Everest 3 high passes trekis certainly a hard trek compare to Everest Base Camp Trek. The Everest three high pass trek takes you through three different valley links by three high passes. It is possible to trek in either direction, but acclimatization is easier if you trek from Lukla to Dingboche, the Chhukung, crossing the Kongma La to Lobuche, trekking to Everest base camp and Kala Pattar, crossing the Cho La pass at 5420m to Gokyo. We then trek over the Renjo La pass to Thame, Namche and Lukla. This is really an adventure trekking in Everest.

In good weather, it is possible to cross all the three passes without axes, ropes and crampons, yet snow can create difficult and potentially dangerous conditions on all of these trails. All the passes are crossed in one long day with no facilities along the way. So please kindly bring plenty of snacks and water. At any time of year, down jackets and windproof are strongly recommended. Make sure your porters are also equipped. The Everest three passes can be closed by snow from December to February.

TheRenjo La Pass at 5465m, Cho La Pass at 5420m and Khongma La Pass at 5535m trek stitches together Everest base camp and Gokyo Treks. This is two of the most rewarding treks in Everest. This is an epic journey that will take you over some of the highest mountain passes in the world. A high physical fitness level and also a good trekking equipment are essential for Everest Three passes trek. Spring from April to June and Autumn from September to mid December are the best time of year trekking to Everest three high passes .

Day 01: Kathmandu fly to Lukla treks to Phakding (35 minute flight, 8 Km/3 to 4 hours) trek
As per flight time, our Guide will meet you at your hotel and takes you to the domestic airport to fly in to Lukla. It is scenery flight about 35 minutes, once you get in to the Lukla, breakfast at the lodge and prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaise Kharka. It is few up downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazzar (3500m)
After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmatha National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. Stay overnight at the Lodge.
Day 03: Namche Bazaar-Acclimatize day
Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Kongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time.  Stay overnight at Namche.
Day 04: Trek to Thame (3800m, 3 to 4 hours)
After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is easy walk through the valley. Thamo is a small Sherpa village. After exploring the village, the trail leads continue to Thame. After lunch, rest a little while and explore the Sherpa village and its culture. There is small Hydro power where you can visit. Stay overnight at the Lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Lumde (4137m, 4 to 5 hours)
After breakfast at the lodge, an easy walks to Marlung through the Bhote Koshi River where you can have short break. Then the trail leads uphill to Lumde through the dry valley. It is an interesting walking with enjoying the views of the snow peaked mountains and the valley. Today you won’t see Sherpa village because Thame is the last village of the valley. Once you get in to the village, hike a bit higher than the place where lodge is located to get acclimatize. Stay overnight at the Lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Gokyo (4800m, 8 hours) via Renjo La Pass (5465m)
After breakfast the trail leads uphill for an hour half and then easy walks for a while. At the end, there is hard climb to get to the top of the Renjo La from where you will have an awesome view of Mt. Everest with Mt. Nuptse with surrounding peaks. You will also see Gokyo Lake which breathtaking views. From the top of the Renjo La the trail drops down to the Third Lake (Gokyo Lake) and get in to the lodge.  After time to get rest at the lodge at Gokyo, short climb to the ridge from where you will explore the Glacier which is amazing looking with its small glacier lakes.  Stay overnight at Gokyo lodge.
Day 07: Rest day in Gokyo (4800m, 3 hours)
The topmost consideration of our Everest 3 High Passes Trek is adapting to the high altitude environment to avoid Altitude sickness at its best. As the trek to Renjo La is tiresome, you are going to love this rest day. But, we can still hike to first, second and third lake in order to rejoice the enchanting views of nature if you are energetic.  Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu will be right in front of you and you can view full part of these high mountains. The views of Northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa glacier looks cool from here.
 If you are willing to get more views similar to this, this excursion, Everest three high passcan be extended further and we will walk to fourth and fifth lake that are taken as extra attractions in Gokyo Valley from where you get to rejoice incredible views. Your accommodation would be on a tea house or lodge in full board basis.
Day 08: Trek to Thangnak (4750m, 3 hours)
This is an easy day but we suggest you to start early because you will have to walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. By the time of crossing this glacier you will hear many sounds of the rock falling in to the small glacier lake. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get in to the Thaknak, better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Dzongla via Chola Pass (5367m, 6-7 hours)
Today is the hardest day of the trip. Start your day just after the breakfast which is steep climbing for a while and the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist  prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains. There is icy part for a while and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Zungla. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 10: Treks to Lobuche (4900m)
After hot breakfast at the lodge, an easy downhill for a while and few up and down to the Lobuche. After refreshment, look around Everest glacier and over night at the lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m, 5-6 hours)
Then the trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up downs, you will reach at Gorekshep which is located at the bottom of Kalapatthar. After reaching Gorekshap you can hike to Everest Base camp back to hotel. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 12: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5545m) and trek to Lobuche (6-7 hours)
Today you will have to start your day without breakfast in the morning which is 2 hour hike up to the Kalapatthar, the greatest view point of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori , Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamerserku, Mera Peak and many more. After taking many photographs, trek down to the lodge at Gorekshep for breakfast and continue your walk down to Lobuche. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 13: Trek to Chhukung via Kongma la pass (4,730m, 6-7 hours)
After breakfast at the lodge, your day will start walking through Khumbu glacier towards east. After crossing the glacier and river the trail leads up to the pass which is the highest pass of this trip. There will be no tea shop and water resource so that you will have to carry few bottles of water to drink. After hard climb to the top, the trail drops steep down to the Chukung valley where your day ends. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 14: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m, 5-6 hours)
Today is an easy day which is downhill through the valley. The trail continues leads down to the Dingboche then after the walking valley gets change through few Sherpa villages. After Pangboche village the trail drops down to the river and cross the bridge. After that the trail leads up to the Tengboche where the oldest Monastery situated on the top of the hill. Evening visit Monastery, see the Buddhist chanting ceremony and overnight at the lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Namche (3440m, 4-5 hours)
Today your day starts walking steep downhill through the Rhododendron forest. Once you get at the bottom of the hill, cross the bridge and steep climbing through the pine and Juniper forest to the Khumjung. After explore the village at Khumjung,Lunch and continue walk to the Namche Bazzar for overnight.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2,800m, 18-20 km, 6 to 7 hours)
After Breakfast the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Monju. Again some formalities had to be done at the check post of the National park at Monju then continue walk to the Phakding at lunch time. After you all way treks back to Lukla.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu (1350m, 35 minute)
Morning fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Transfer - Hotel/Airport/ Hotel.
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu Flight of guide and clients.
  • Twin sharing neat and clean tea houses accommodation during the trek.
  • 3 times meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Trekking Permit – National Park fee and TIMS card
  • English speaking guide and all his flight, insurance, meals, salary and accommodation.
  • All government Taxes and Company service charges

 Cost Not Includes

  • Airport pick and departure transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation and Meals- lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Expenses of personal natures like internet, telephone, WiFi, Laundry, hot shower, battery charging fee for mobile and camera.
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like coke, Mineral water, hot water, tea, coffee, beer, whisky.
  • Travel insurance in case of emergency for rescue helicopter and other medication.
  • Upgrade accommodation like room with private toilet.
  • Porter to carry luggage - on clients request- we organize porter on additional cost. 
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes

Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15 kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lower Body:
Under Garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Upper Body:
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Trekking Poles
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene:
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

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