Everest High Three Passes Trek  |  20 Days


Lifetime experience over world highest passes above Khumbu valley around the Everest Region A pure adventure around world's highest Mt. Everest with incredible views and local culture. Breathtaking views from Kalapathar overlooking giant peaks with Everest at close distance. Striking mountain views on the daily walk within traditional and cultural Sherpa villages. High spirit adventure above 5,300 m scenic passes of Everest enclosed within mountains. Exploring alpine woodland to arid and barren terrain to remorseless fields of ice and glaciers 


Everest Three High Passes Trek, a lifetime Himalayan adventure within world’s highest pass traversing each pass of great fascination with overwhelming views entrapped within giant snow-capped peaks. Beginning with a short scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and then starting our walks following the normal mainstream route for several days past Phakding-Monjo and famous Namche Bazaar with a beautiful spot of Thyangboche monastery, as the walking progress with daily views with for rest day to get acclimatized before heading higher Elevation. Leaving the main trail for a while to cross the first pass of the adventure over Kongma-la at above 5,535 m and then reaching at Everest base camp with a Climb on top Kalapathar 5,545 m high with the sweeping panorama of high peaks with Everest at the mere distance. Our next adventure leads over Tsho-la pass above 5,367 m to reach scenic Gokyo Lake with amazing views from high Gokyo Ri covering world’s four high peaks Everest-Lhotse – Makalu with Cho-Oyu, from here our adventure concludes with the last final push over Renjo-la Renjo-la pass at 5,360 m high to reach a sleepy farm village of Thame. from Thame on completing all three major high passes of Khumbu around Everest region our walk comes to an end at Lukla for panoramic flight back to Kathmandu, after a glorious and amazing adventure on Everest Three Pass trek. 

Reasonable Treks & Tour presents this awesome adventure Everest Three High Passes Trek for trekkers with dreams for extreme and adventurous walks on high Himalayan Alpine passes with lifetime experience to last forever. Everest Three High Passes Trek certainly offers you with challenging adventure where you will be in the Complete wilderness for a week in the harmony of high mountains and tranquil environment. Beside scenic mountain views this amazing Everest Three Passes Trekking Offers you with Sherpa culture, the Highlanders of Everest enriched with old traditions and Buddhism of Tibetan origin, the Sherpa calls Chomolungma for Everest and Nepalese name is Sagarmatha both words means ‘Great Mother’, truly an overloaded adventure with much to explore in the hidden areas of high Khumbu valley within the Everest region.

Trip Highlights

  • Learn Nepalese lifestyle and culture
  • In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and exciting cultural and historical place.
  • Adventure of a lifetime experience above 5,000 meters scenic passes.
  • Visit Namche Bazaar And  Thyangboche monastery
  • Everest Three passes Trek 5,545 m hight on top Kalapathar and  5,364 m high at Everest Base Camp.
  • Cross Gokyo village and lakes
  • Pass three high passes such as Renjo La, Kongma La, and Cho La
  • Explore stunning view of the popular peak in the region
  • Stay in the teahouse along with trekking
  • Enjoy eating local food during trekking
  • Both way flight Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu


  • 1Arrive in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotelOn arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be well received by Reasonable Treks & Tour staff and guide and then transfer you to your hotels within the hub of Kathmandu city around the most happening and exciting place around Thamel. The evening after checking into your rooms with refreshment our guides will brief regarding Everest Three Passes trekking and with welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture show.
  • 2 In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest and trek preparation.Morning after breakfast leave for our exciting cultural and historical tour around Nepal’s best World Heritage Sites which includes old Durbar Square (Palace Courtyard), Old Swayambhunath Stupa and other places of interest with time for trip preparations.
  • 3 Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrsCatch the early morning scenic flight to Lukla to begin this fabulous adventure to Everest Three Passes Trekking, from Lukla town with its unique airstrip walk leads downhill following the Dudh-Kosi River upstream past interesting farm villages of Sherpa to reach at Phakding by the riverside for overnight stop.
  • 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.Today walk leads to famous Sherpa capitol at Namche Bazaar, as the morning walk follows the rivers crossing bridges and the past Monjo village to enter Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepali) soon walk leads past Jorsalle village and then few hours climb with views of Everest and other high peaks as our trek of the day stops at Namche Bazaar for overnights.
  • 5 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.An important and necessary rest day for acclimatization at Namche with exact height of 3,440 m high before heading higher ground, in Namche filled with banks-stores-shops, restaurants, hotels-lodge and cyber café. Namche Bazaar holds colorful and interesting Saturday market every week.
  • 6Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.Morning walk on gradual winding trail with more views of Everest and Amadablam entering cool alpine woodland, and in afternoon after lunch few hour climb to reach at scenic Thyangboche Monastery for overnight stop, surrounded with green forest and mountain views with Mt. Everest.
    Here with time to visit its interesting monastery, a popular spot where every year in the month of October and November great colorful festival ‘Mani Rimdu’ is held.
  • 7 Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.From wonderful spot Thyangboche walk leads past green vegetation towards windswept dry country with grand views of snow capped peaks slowly walk leads past the last permanent Pangboche village to enter towards Imjatse valley at Dingboche surrounded with high mountains with North Face of Amadablam and views of Island peak or Imjatse peak.
  • 8 Trek to Chhukung 4,750m - 04 hrs.From Dingboche a short day to Chhukung heading east to the last settlement of Khumbu and at Imjatse valley rim with mindboggling sceneries of surrounding high snow capped mountains with Mt. Makalu towards east. At Chhukung afternoon free or hike to Chhukung Ri for more super views of the mountains and preparation for next early morning adventure towards Kongma-la pass.
  • 9Trek to Kongmo-la 5,535m and to Lobuche 4,928m - 08 hrs.After wonderful stop at Chhukung, our real adventure starts crossing first high pass with an early morning climb uphill for an hour leading over icy path, from here onwards on rocky trail beneath Kongma-la and Kongma or Mehra peak, after a good rest cross over Kongma-la pass at 5,535 m / 18,159 ft located between Mt. Nuptse wall, Mihara and Pokalde peaks, after a tough climb heading towards Khumbu glacier and moraine then with short steep climb up to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier to reach at Lobuche for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge after great Big Day walk.
  • 10Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.Today our final goal to reach our aim and target, walking slowly on this high altitude where trekkers can visit a huge glass pyramid a metrological station established by Italian and Nepalese scientist, from here walk leads past Khumbu glacier and moraine dunes to reach a flat field at Gorakshep, (earlier base camp till 1970’s) located beneath Kalapathar and Mt. Pumori on route Everest base camp. Here with some rest continue walk towards east reaching at Everest Base Camp where you can stop and admire the views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lola-Lhotse-Pumori and other peaks with notorious Khumbu Ice Falls. In peak expedition season the place will be flooded with all colors of tents of mountaineers, after a glorious moment return back to Gorakshep for overnight halt.
  • 11 Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Dzongla 4,240 m - 05 hrs.Morning climb on top to Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, highest point of this trip with panorama of mountains and views of Mt. Everest at close distance. After a great time descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek near Thugla with downhill to reach at the base of Cho-la pass at Dzongla for overnight stop. Dzongla a temporary settlement with few Teahouses / Lodge with vews of Cholatse and Taboche peaks.
  • 12Cross over Tsho-la (Cho) pass 5,367m down to Thanknak 4,750m - 07 hoursOur second High Pass of the adventure with another tough day crossing over high Tsho-la pass after an early breakfast following the path leading to a steep up and then crossing over a glacier on the east side. The pass at 5,367m high, quite challenging to cross in snow conditions, from the top views of giant mountains and of Cholatse Glacier then descend carefully to Thanknak for overnight stop at 4,750m a small isolated spot with few small lodges.
  • 13Trek to Gokyo 4,750 m - 04 hrs.After a great climb over Tsho-la pass, morning walk on easy trail to Gokyo on the trail near Na a place at the foot of Ngozumba glacier. Slowly walk lead to Gokyo Lake after first lake and second lake then reaching third lake known as Dudh Pokhari by the bank lies summer settlement of Gokyo at 4,790 meters.
  • 14 At Gokyo hike to Gokyo-Ri 5,357mMorning hike to Gokyo Ri at 5,357m one of the highlights of this adventure with the panorama of world’s highest mountains Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and to the east views of Mt. Makalu. After a great exciting time descend back to Gokyo for lunch with afternoon free to enjoy the surrounding beautiful views.
  • 15 Cross Renjo-la 5360m/17585ft, and descend to Lungdeng 4,600 m - 06 hrsLast Big Day! of the adventure to complete all three passes with the last Renjo-la, starting early morning with a climb at the end of Gokyo Lake, the route to the pass offers views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche, and then crossing Renjo La pass at 5,465 m / 17,929 ft, one of the most difficult section of this adventure, on reaching the top with breathtaking panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high surrounding peaks, after enjoying the views. after a pleasant stop walk follows leading to frozen ponds beneath Renjo La pass, and then a long descend reaching a small settlement at Lungdeng for overnight stop after a tough day completing the last pass of the adventure, Lungdeng is on-route Nangpa-la pass to Tibet.
  • 16Trek to Thame 3,800 m - 05 hours.After feeling at ease and tired on finishing all three great high passes of Khumbu and Everest, morning a gradual walk downhill to Marlung village, and continue walk to a sleepy and quiet village at Thame located west of Namche Bazaar. At Thame with time to visit its old and interesting monastery believed to be of more than 500 years old.
  • 17 Trek to Monjo 2,840 m via Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs.After Thame loosing much altitude makes you feel much stronger and fresh, as the morning walk leads back to Namche Bazaar and then further descend back to National Park entrance at Monjo for overnight stop before Lukla.
  • 18 Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.Our last and final day of trekking, the walk is moderate on gradual path with few ups and down for 2-3 hours, and then with last climb of 45 minutes to reach at Lukla on completing our wonderful walk on Everest Three Passes trekking. Here with afternoon free and enjoy the last farewell dinner among your crews and porters before flying back to Kathmandu next early morning.
  • 19 Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.After a fabulous time around world’s highest Mt. Everest and Three high passes trekking, taking a morning scenic and exciting flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu after a short 30 mins flights, transfer to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure or last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts.
  • 20 International Departure for Homeward bound.As per your international flight time transfer towards Tribhuvan International Airport for the journey back home or to respective destinations after a super and amazing time in Nepal Himalaya on Everest Three Passes Trekking.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Three Night standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including taxes and entrance fees
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights ( kathmandu to Lukla And Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader.(Guide)
  • Porter service (2trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees and Sagarmatha National park entrance permit fees
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s) 
Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews
  • Bold and Classy: Destiny towards Mt.Everest Three High Passes

    Bold and Classy: Destiny towards Mt.Everest Three High Passes


    It was my fortunate to do trek for 3 weeks crossing three mountain passes over 5,000 meters, staying in tea houses and meeting an amazing, diverse group of Himalaya region. One of the most challenging and strenuous trek (Three Passes trek) in Nepal's Khumbu region. But, I highly recommend that people who do Three Passes also visit Kala Pattar. Namche bazar one of the most trading center, last place to buy your gear, tourist town full of hotels and restaurants. Trekking in World’s tallest Mt. Everest on your side is a dream that everyone desire of. Nepali music with western tone, Night camp fire, playing gambles, spicy potato varieties and yaks dry meat was always a fantastic taste ever had before. Even a hot shower ooow!! These were the most remarkable days of my trekking experience. Thanks Anil and his team!! Best organizers!!!

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    Everest Three Passes Trek


    We did 20 days Trek with Reasonable Treks And Tour / Anil  Dhungana provided Very Helpful And professional assistance in planning for Everest Three Passes Trek, he’s is Organization for 20 Days Trek, Mr. Anil He is Recommendation Trekking Guide and porters were very friendly and they adapted the trip to our wishes. We take a lot of photo during  The Everest Three Passes Trek Time We did it Wonderful and amazing experience to reach the trek, guide he gives to everything information details on the way I Show village and mountain. Really enjoyed the Everest Three Passes Trek, Thanks to Guide And porters  we  want to highly recommend this company and staff for other travelers. Thank you so much, Mr. Anil, we really happy for your Trip.  We will back Next Time!!

Trip Note


One of the most popular trekking destinations for adventure-seeking tourists, its fame and reputation have been rapidly increasing since the first summit of the Everest in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The Everest Three Passes Trek is situated in the northeastern part of Nepal. The region is a home to the world's highest mountain Everest, and many other towering peaks. Every year, numerous tourists go for adventures in this region. From summiting mountains to trekking in the base camp routes and villages, this region has a lot to offer to adventurers. Trekking through quaint Sherpa villages, you get the opportunity to experience their generous culture, rich Himalayan biomes, and the magnificent snow-laden peaks.


Along the trails of the Everest Three Passes Trek, you will find tea houses and lodges. All of these accommodating facilities are well maintained however they vary in standards. The facilities they provide are adequate and are comfortable. You will find plenty of options to choose from, all depending on your budget. But keep in mind, the higher you go - the narrower your options get. You will have basic facilities such as food, electricity, and toilets at all the tea houses and lodges. However, you should also be aware that these services are very hard to be made available, thus you should use them wisely.


The best way to travel to the Everest Three Passes Trek is by flight. Up until now, there is one gateway to the Everest Three Passes Trek and it is the Lukla airport. All flights to the Everest region land here. You can travel by road but most of the places in this region are inaccessible by road. You will have to ride up to where the road ends and trek to the next checkpoint. Traveling by helicopter is also available, depending on how much you are ready to spend. 


While traveling around the Everest Three Passes Trek and higher altitudes, you will come across similar menus at all tea houses and lodges. The most commonly available foods around this Trek are Dal Bhat, noodles, eggs, potatoes, and Tibetan bread. Dal Bhat set is the best option for trekkers as it is served in large portions. It comprises rice, lentils, vegetables, and soup. Usually while trekking, your guide will contact your next lodge/tea house about your arrival and by the time you reach your destination, your meal will be ready. You may be able to find other food items besides the ones mentioned above. However, keep in mind that the choices of food items in this region are very small.


Preparing your backpack is one of the most important things you must do before going on adventures. You must not carry more than what's needed nor carry less. The ideal backpack list for an adventure in the Everest Three Passes Trek would be

  • Proper clothing. Warm inner layers, trekking shirts, undergarments, trousers, jackets, and socks.

  • Gears: hats, beanies, buff/balaclava, gloves, and Hiking/trekking shoes.

  • Accessories such as trekking poles, sunglasses, lamps/headlamps, and water bottles.

You can also carry other accessories such as books, chargers, first aid kit, medication tablets, toiletries etc. You must carry a bag that can easily accommodate all your essentials. If you have a porter it’s feasible to carry a duffle bag as well.


One of the major aspects of trekking in the Everest Three Passes Trek is hiring guides and porters. As a traveler, you will require someone that is familiar to the region and can help you get through the trail smoothly. Guides can make your trek efficient as they will know the best routes. Porters can be helpful if you are going on longer expeditions such as summiting mountains. Such expeditions require longer days in which you have to carry more items. It’s best to have an extra bag which the porter will carry for you. You can hire a guide and a porter easily at any travel agencies.


As you ascend higher, it is hard to even get some basic services at such places. It is recommended that you carry: a power bank according to your needs, a Ncell sim card and an Everest link wifi prepaid card and enough recharge cards to suffice your needs. It is better to use the Ncell sim when the network is available, and only to use Everest Link wifi at places there is no coverage for Ncell. Areas at high altitudes heavily rely on solar power thus you will find electricity at some lodges but you will be charged by the hour for each item you charge. At low levels, electricity will be available and will not be a problem.


The ideal group size for trekking in this Everest Three Passes Trek is considered to be around 5-6 people. It is highly recommended that you hire a guide. You can also leave out that option but it is for your own safety and benefit. It is up to you to hire a porter. Since this region is a popular trekking destination, there is no doubt you will meet fellow travelers walking the same trails. You can also travel alone but it is not recommended to do so. When you travel in a group, if you have any problems during the trek, there will be enough people to help you.


You will find small pharmacies at villages around the trek. Some larger villages may also have hospitals that offer medical facilities up to an extent. This means you cannot expect high levels of medical services in this Everest Three Passes Trek. You will be able to get minor ailments and medicines at clinics and health posts in remote areas of the trip. For serious medical conditions, rescue is available via helicopter. It is best to have your travel insurance checked as medical services and rescue operations are very expensive. It is advised to carry proper first aid kit and vital medications in your backpack to avoid possible medical circumstances.


While traveling in Everest Three Passes Trek, Lukla Airport is one and only entry point by air, there are high chances of flight cancellations and delays. The main cause for this inconvenience is the unpredictable weather. In many cases, your flight will get delayed, but at difficult times your flights will be canceled. Since there are limited flights departing to domestic destinations, you might have to wait a day or two to catch another flight. The best alternative to this could be to go by road via Jiri/Salleri.


While traveling in the Everest Three Passes Trek, it is definite that you will be ascending altitude day by day. The most common problem that occurs during these treks is altitude sickness. The higher you go, the harder it is to breathe. The most common symptoms of altitude sickness are shortness of breath, fatigue, insomnia, headache, nausea etc. You will have to walk slow and steady to reduce excessive pressure exertion on your body. If you catch altitude sickness there is no solution to this except to descend from that altitude. However, when immediate descent is not possible, medications like Diamox and other altitude pills can come in handy to get you going for a while. In severe cases, helicopter rescue is also an option to transfer the victim for further medical attention.  It is highly recommended to consult a doctor before you go to such treks to find out about any complications in your body.


One of the key things you need to keep in mind before going on treks to the Everest Three Passes Trek is the season. There isn't necessarily the worst season to trek, however, there is a best one and autumn is considered as the ideal season. As the monsoon season ends around September, the weather clears up and you will get the best possible views. The trails will be dry and trekking will be a lot easier. The months, October and November are considered the best months to go on treks to the Everest Three Passes Trek. But it does not imply that you cannot trek during other seasons. You can go on treks at any seasons but the difficulty and risk levels rise with the climate issues.


Before going out on trekking at mountainous Everest Three Passes Trek, you must check with your travel insurance providers if their policy covers mountainous areas. In many cases, travel insurance company's policies do not cover mountainous region traveling. You can find insurance providers who will cover your insurance depending on the altitude you're traveling. But you will have to pay close attention to enter correct altitude details. Rescue services are available but keep in mind they can be really expensive. A rescue helicopter alone can cost you around $5,000 or more. Therefore, it is strongly advised to have your insurance covered.


You can find various online sites from where you can book your preferred trek. You will not have a hard time finding travel agencies to help you get a travel plan for your trek to the Everest Three Passes Trek. You will have to comply with the terms and agreements set by the agencies before booking your trip. You are required to send all the necessary copies of documents such as passports. Some of these agencies will accept online payment while others demand the sum to be paid up front. Agencies will demand you to pay an initial advance payment.  Cancellation is also possible but cancellation charges will be applied.


The ascend in altitude will make it harder for you to go further. You may experience problems like altitude sickness. Since you will be spending a week or more for the trek, the best possible thing to do is acclimatize with the location by spending a night or two at every checkpoint. It is important to give your body enough time to adjust to the new atmosphere. In this process, your body can generate enough red blood cells to carry enough oxygen to get you going. This compensates for the low level of oxygen intake at high altitudes. Acclimatization lowers the risk of getting altitude sickness and any other problems you might face due to the altitude. It will allow you to maintain your body's performance across the change in environmental conditions. 

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  • Trip Cost USD $1550
  • Trip Duration 20 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate & Adventurous
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek.
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