• Duration20 Days
  • Diffculty-LevelStrenuous
  • Max. Altitude5,545 m
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn

Overview

Everest Three Pass Trek is one of the most popular and demanded high altitude ultimate adventure treks through the Everest Circuit. This amazing trek covers three high passes like Renjola Pass, Chola Pass, and Kongma La Pass along with the popular Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, and Kalapatthar viewpoint. Everest Three Pass trek is one of the most adventurous treks in the world that takes you to almost all the parts of the Everest region. The trail takes you to the harsh terrain, cold climate, difficult trails, and high altitudes at the same time. 

The trek began from the 30 min scenic and dramatic flight to the most extreme airport in the world - Lukla Airport. The trail passes through the vibrant Sherpa villages, lush green alpine forest, and the combination of downhill and uphill mountain trails. You will cross the Sagarmatha National Park entrance before you arrive in the most fascinating sherpa town - Namche Bazaar. Everest region is the home of numerous exotic wildlife like musk deer, snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan goat along with beautiful Himalayan Monal ( National Bird of Nepal). Acclimatizing in a lavish town in Namche which is full of coffee shops, restaurants, shops, and other facilities. Exploring around the Namche Bazaar, monasteries and you can experience the first glimpse of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. 

Furthermore, you will hike to another stunning Sherpa village rich in culture, festivals, and traditions. The path is challenging, silent until you reach Gokyo village passing Renjola Pass (5,360m). This trail is more peaceful, silent, and has fewer hotels and teahouses as you can see more people in the regular Everest Base Camp trek. From the top of the Renjola pass, you can see the stunning views of the highest peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and other beautiful snowy peaks. The next day, you’ll hike to the Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) for acclimatization. The Gokyo Ri offers stunning views of high mountains along with the Ngozumpa glacier, Gokyo lakes system, and astonishing landscapes of Gokyo valley. 

The next destination will be reaching the foothills of the world’s highest mountain i.e, Everest Base Camp after crossing Chola Pass (5,420m). You’ll hike through the Khumbu glacier until you reach Gorakshep village. After exploring Everest Base Camp, you’ll hike to the Kalapatthar viewpoint for the panoramic views of mountains, glaciers, and lakes. Your adventure journey won’t stop here, furthermore, you will come back to Lobuche village and the next morning you’ll cross one of your last passes of the trek i.e Kongma La Pass (5,550m). Kongma La is the highest pass among the three passes and it’s challenging as well. After this, you will descend down and explore the biggest monastery in Tengboche before reaching Namche Bazaar once again. Afterward, you will again descend down to Lukla following the Dudhkoshi river, crossing numerous suspension bridges which come to end your trek as well. You’ll spend a night in Luka before you depart for Kathmandu. You’ll leave the Khumbu region behind with a lot of memories, adventure, new experiences, and perhaps a new style of thought. 

Highlights of Everest Three High Pass Trek

  • A glimpse of Nepalese art, culture, architecture, history, and religion during the city excursion, which includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, and Swyambhunath Stupa. 
  • Short, scenic, and dramatic flight to the world’s most dangerous airport in Luka. 
  • Trekking to the lush green forest of Sagarmatha National Park, encountering exotic fauns and stunning terrain. 
  • Passing several Sherpa villages and getting to know more about their lifestyle, culture, and practices. 
  • Acclimatization in the famous and vibrant Sherpa capital in Namche Bazaar and enjoy the lavish and classy hospitality at the foothills of the highest mountains. 
  • Exploring the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery. 
  • Explore the turquoise pristine Gokyo lakes. 
  • Crossing three high passes ( Renjola, Chola, and Kongma La Pass).
  • Prayers wheel, prayers flags, stone walls, stupas, and much more Buddhist correspondence on the way. 
  • Explore the most popular Everest Base Camp and Khumbu valley. 
  • Stunning views of mountains from both Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar Viewpoint. 
  • Experience the most adventurous pass in the Khumbu region, Cho La pass above 5,400m. 

We offer different packages for Everest Region besides Three High Pass Trek. Likewise, we offer genuine Everest Base Camp Trek costs without risking safety. To know more in detail about Everest Base Camp Trek for Nepali or Everest Base Camp Trek from India, feel free to contact us anytime.

Itinerary & Map

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  • Accommodation:Apsara Boutique Hotel
  • Altitude:1,350 m

  • Accommodation:Apsara Boutique Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Welcome Dinner
  • Altitude:1,350 m

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
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  • Altitude:3,440 m

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
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  • Altitude:3,880 m

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
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  • Altitude:3,750 m

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
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  • Altitude:4,500 m

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:5,360 m

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:5,357 m

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:4,700 m

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:5,420 m

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
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  • Altitude:5,170m

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  • Altitude:4,730 m

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:4,000 m

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,440 m

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:2,840 m

  • Accommodation:Apsara Boutique Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Altitude:1,350 m

  • Meals:Breakfast

The given itinerary is the standard itinerary. You can customize with your own requirements. 

Cost Details

Includes
  • Airport transfer
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • City sightseeing by private vehicle with including all entrance fee and tour guide
  • Meals during the treks (daily three meals and three tea/coffees )
  • Best available teahouse/lodge accommodations during the trek on twin sharing basis
  • Seasonal fruits during the treks
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Highly experienced English-speaking friendly, helpful guide and porters (one porter for two trekkers), including all their salary, food, accommodation, transportation, equipment, and accidental insurance.
  • Round trip flight tickets, including airport departure taxes ( KTM-LUK-KTM)
  • Down jacket, Sleeping bag, duffel bag, trekking map (Note: Down jacket and sleeping bag need to be returned after the completion of the trip and you can take duffel bag as a souvenir)
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays' T-shirt
  • Trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit (carried by your leader)
  • Sagarmatha National Park's fee and Rural Municipality entry permit
  • All government taxes and service charges
Excludes
  • Nepalese entry visa fee. You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa suitable for 30 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 135. Please bring two passport-size photos.
  • International Flights Ticket
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance ( Mandatory)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Compulsory to Tips For Guide and supporting staff (Min. 10% of Paying amount)
  • All the expenses i.e. not mentioned in includes section

Additional Info

Everest Three Pass Trek Difficulty 

Everest Three High Pass Trek is a strenuous trek with a fair share of challenging steep ascends and descends. Mind you, descents are as difficult as ascents, so don't take it lightly and be careful on the track. You will be walking 6 to 7 hours a day at a minimum, therefore you have to be in good health and fitness. 

The trail winds through dense forests and the region get remote with an increase in elevation. You have to walk in thin air before touching EBC, Gokyo Ri, Chola Pass, Renjola Pass, and Kongma La Pass which can get challenging for some trekkers. Along with that, you always have to look for altitude sickness and make sure you do not get any symptoms. You can learn more about altitude sickness here.

Everest Three Pass Trek Permits & Entrance

After the decentralization, you no longer need a TIMS card to trek in the Everest region. Now, you will need Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit to trek to EBC.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit cost: NPR 2000 per person 

Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit cost: NPR 3000 per person

You can get both of these permits from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or Monjo.

*Note: If you are trekking from Jiri, then you will need an extra permit called Gaurishankar Conservation Area permit, which costs 3000 per person.

Best time to go on Everest Three Pass Trek 

To enjoy the trek to its fullest, you have to trek in spring and autumn. Spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) is the best time of the year to go on Everest Three Pass Trekking. These seasons have moderate climates and stable weather. 

The trail sees hundreds of flowers bloom in the spring. And autumn adds the warmth of festivity to the environment as the Nepalese celebrate their biggest festivals in this season. Trekking Everest Base Camp in winter is possible, but you have to be well prepared to face freezing cold and possible trail blockage. Monsoon is not a good time of the year to trek to the Everest region. However, with less expectation of mountains views and slippery trails, you can still trek during this season as well. 

Food & Accommodation during Everest Three Pass Trek

Everest Three Pass Trek route is one of the developed trekking routes in the Himalayas, therefore you will get both luxury and budget-friendly accommodations. Our Everest Base Camp Trek package includes a lodge stay. The rooms will be small with limited furniture and a double bed. Likewise, the washroom will be shared/private depending upon the lodge. 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be given during the trek. The food will be served as per the menu of the lodge. You can get dishes like rice, curries, momo, noodles, pasta, pizza, sandwich, soup, toast, eggs, meat, veggies, porridge, bakery items, tea, coffee, thukpa, etc. 

Tips to make the journey smooth

  • Doble checks all the gears and clothing before embarking on the trek.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and fill it in the lodge/tea shops along the route. It will save you a lot of money and also keep the environment clean.
  • You may not find ATMs beyond Namche Bazar, so withdraw enough cash to use further on the trail.
  • Do know that you may have to pay a few extra bucks to use services like WiFi, hot shower, and charging booth at some places.
  • Carry a Nepali SIM card to use cellular data on the way (network may not be stable all the time).
  • Carry extra batteries or a solar charger.
  • You can tip any amount you like to the crew members. To give you a general idea, this is what we recommend- USD 150 to porter & guide, USD 5 to the tour guide, and USD 2 to driver.
  • Always walk on the mountainside, especially when yaks and mules are passing by.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Hydration is the key to avoiding altitude sickness.
  • Always say Namaste to the locals touching both palms and bending little.

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