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


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

We will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival day. Our airport representative will take you to the hotel and assist you with check-in. As your arrival time may fluctuate, we have not planned anything on this day. The remaining day is free to explore the streets of Thamel and get used to the surroundings. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner where you can meet with the rest of the team members.

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

Today's sightseeing tour in Kathmandu will give you a good insight into Nepali art and architecture. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. All of these monuments hold great importance in the history of Nepal. Later in the evening, you will meet with the trek guide and have a quick briefing session about the trek.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:2,650m

After early morning breakfast, you will take a short 30 minutes flight to the starting point of the trek, Lukla. The flight offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon landing at the Lukla airport, meet with the porters and begin descending towards Phakding village. It will be a three hours trek today. The trail goes along the Dudh Koshi River and lush forests. From Phakding, you will continue trekking towards Monjo, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.

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

We will register our permits and begin trekking toward the Namche Bazar. Crossing the Hillary bridge, you will enter the national park. The trial offers frequent glimpses of Mt. Everest. Along the way, you pass by many small villages and waterfalls. The route to Namche Bazar steeply ascends through dense forests, crossing many suspension bridges and streams.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,880 m

Today is our first rest day to acclimatize our body to the elevation. We will spend the day exploring the village and going on a half-day hike to The Everest View Hotel which offers breathtaking views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. Likewise, we can also hike to Khumjung village, where you can visit the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region. Later, spend the evening mingling with Sherpas.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,750 m

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Bhote Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We have trekked to an altitude of 3,800 m upon reaching beautiful Thame village. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day. 

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:4,500 m

On this day, you will stroll through the villages and take in the scenery, including the mountains, trees, and terrain. In the early morning light, lichens, yaks, and snow-covered summits appear surrealistically brilliant. Taranga is the last village in the valley, but we go along to Lungden, our final target for the day, via Marulung (4200m) village. In our free time, we can travel to the Nakpa Valley, which was once the traditional trade route to Tibet. Furthermore, we can climb to Cho Relmo Lake.

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

You will be trekking through Renjola Pass, the first pass on the course, making it one of your most exciting days. As we move on from Lungden to the Gokyo Lakes region, you may be able to see various human activities, such as yak herding, depending on the season. 

You will be able to witness the spectacular vistas of high peaks like Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Makalu (8463 m), and Mt. Cho Oyu after you arrive at the Renjo La Pass (8201 m). You will also see Dudh Pokhari, the third largest of the five Gokyo Lakes, which is where the settlement of Gokyo is located. After that, the path drops and allows you to approach the Gokyo Valley, but proceed with caution as the trail could be icy.

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

As we get used to the altitude, we can climb to the Gokyo Ri Viewpoint, from where we can see Thonak Tsho Lake, Ngozuma Tsho Lake, and other beautiful sights in the Everest region. Scoundrel's Viewpoint is located five minutes walk from the Ngozumpa Tsho glacier (5,000 m), which is located three kilometers north of Gokyo. Fantastic views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu can be had from this location. Amazing views of the Cho Oyu Base Camp and the Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas, may be seen to the north of the fifth Gokyo Lake. Then we will return to the Gokyo Village.

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

On this day, we will resume our trip past the Ngozumpa Glacier, but the route is rugged and has numerous ups and downs. As the view becomes breathtaking and motivating for you to proceed, we will be moving down the eastern glacier moraine as we stroll down the valley. We eventually reach the complex of lodges known as Thangnak. This location is peaceful and ideal for crossing the Cho-La mountain pass.

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

From this point, the treks will be more difficult because we will traverse rough paths and glacier moraines before arriving in Dzongla. The Cho La Pass (5420m/17,783ft), which connects Dzongla and Thagnak, is the most thrilling portion, though. The views of Everest and the other Himalayas from this pass are breathtaking. You'll be descending to Dzongla for the night after taking in the sights from that location.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:5,170m

We will stay the night at Dzongla and then leave the following morning to continue our journey. Lobuche will be the destination for today. We will resume the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek in Lobuche. But first, we begin the day by descending alongside Chola Lake while still following the moraine. As we move farther, we will pass monuments honoring the climbers who perished in this area. The Lobuche hike ought to be a lot of fun. To get to Lobuche, we'll merely follow the Imja Khola Valley routes.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:5,364 m

On the eleventh day, you will finally arrive at Everest Base Camp. As we make our way to Gorak Shep, we first traverse the Khumbu Glacier's lateral moraine. We'll leave our possessions at Gorak Shep and ascend to Everest Base Camp in the north. Mountain climbers use the camp as their starting point for going up or down Mount Everest.

It takes a lot of determination to reach Everest Base Camp (EBC), and by doing it, you have proven your mettle. It is, in a sense, a victory over yourself—a triumph of willpower, optimism, and tenacity. We'll spend some time on EBC taking in the breathtaking sights that very few people will ever experience. We will descend to Gorak Shep, where we will spend the night, after taking various photographs.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:4,910 m

The day before, despite having arrived at Everest Base Camp, you were unable to glimpse Mount Everest. You have the opportunity to view Mount Everest up close and in its entirety on this day.

We get up early in the morning and hike to Kala Patthar (5,555m), the well-known Everest View Point, to witness the dawn breaking on Everest. After spending some time in Kala Patthar to take in the sunrise over Mount Everest, we'll descend to Gorak Shep for breakfast. We will hike back to Lobuche, our last destination for the day, after breakfast.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:4,730 m

The last of the three passes that lay in your path will be crossed by you today. Among these three passes, this one is regarded as the hardest. The journey begins in Lobuche. The trail is lined with frozen lakes, making the climb up to Kongma La Pass simple. A crane draped with mummies commemorates the pass. Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Baruntse, and Ama Dablam are all visible from the pass.

From the Kongma La pass, we descend to Chukhung Village on the eastern side of the Nigyang Khola Valley. Although there is no long-term housing here, the Sherpas use it as a yak pasture. In recent years, this area has become more well-known as a trekking peak, and trekkers frequently visit Chhukhung for acclimatization.

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

As we make our way down the winding path to Pangboche, we will pass through the beautiful village of Dingboche, which is in the Imjatse valley. There will still be time after a late lunch to tour the Khumbu valley's oldest monastery.

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

The trail retraces its steps back to Namche Bazar. You will trek through lush forests and remote villages. Rest and relax in Namche Bazar. Enjoy the mountain lifestyle and visit museums.

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

After having breakfast, you will follow a steep downhill route through dense forests, crossing many suspension bridges and villages to reach Monjo. The trail then passes by Phakding village and ascends to Lukla.

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

Another scenic flight from Lukla will take you back to Kathmandu. The flight will be short. You will have an entire day in Kathmandu to explore tourist sites, shop, and relax. Farewell dinner in the evening.

  • Meals:Breakfast

The last day in Kathmandu. Mystic Adventure Holidays airport representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and fly you back to your home safe journey. Nepal once never enough See you next time.

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

Cost Details

  • Airport transfer
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • City sightseeing by private vehicle including all entrance fees and tour guide
  • Meals during the treks (daily three meals and three tea/coffees )
  • Best available teahouse/lodge accommodations during the trek on a 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)
  • we provide a duffel bag put your things carried by the porter, and a trekking map (Note: Duffel Bag needs to be returned after the completion of the trip)
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays' T-shirt, trip completion certificate, trekking map, and a cup as a souvenir from the company. 
  • 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
  • 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 the included 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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