Everest Three High Passes Trek

4 reviewsThree Passes Trek
Trip Fact:
  • Duration 20 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude5545 m / 18192 ft ( Kala Pathar)
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu and Guest houses during trekking
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and All meals during trekking
  • Trip Start/EndLukla
  • Group Size1-30 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch to May and September to November are the best months.

What to Expect:

  • Leave the crowds of the Everest Base Camp trek behind
  • Trek a circuit around the entire Everest region
  • Explore beautiful Lukla and Panoramic views of high mountains
  • Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja Tse
  • Enjoy world’s highest mountains, Everest Base Camp view famous stunning viewpoint
  • Explore three high passes; Renjo La Pass(5340m), Cho La Pass(5420m), and Kongma La Pass(5535m)
  • Explore stunning Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar 5545m

The Everest three high passes trek is one of the most exhilarating adventurous treks in the Himalayas of Nepal, which offers us to explore unique gems of the Khumbu region of Nepal.

The Everest three high passes trek is a wild and adventurous trek which follow famous Everest trekking trail and discovers three high passes in the Everest region including Renjo La Pass(5340m), Cho La Pass(5420m), and Kongma La Pass(5535m), the world’s highest mountain, Everest Base Camp, famous viewpoint Kalapatthar,GokyoRi and stunning Gokyo Lake.

The trekking trails to Everest three high passes is quite tough even though breathtaking highest mountains sceneries, magnificent landscapes, prestigious peaks, tapering ridges,suspension bridges, and vibrant Sherpa villages will compensate it.

A Cultural Journey to Everest !

Everest three high pass trek is contemplated as an invigorating adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal that covers trekking on popular Everest trails and sightseeing of unique gems of the Khumbu region. Not only this, this trek faces you with different communities of Nepal that still are following the centuries back lifestyle and preserving oldest cultures of Nepal.

Though not updated with modern society, these local people serve foreigners as a god because in Nepalese societies guests are considered as gods. And, due to their warm hospitality and friendly service majorities of the trekkers return to Nepal to experience and observe the diverse Nepali culture.

During the Everest three high passes trek, we will pass several vibrant Sherpa villages on the way, which provides you the opportunity to get interact with local people especially Sherpas.

How is the route onwards to Everest three High Pass Trek?

The Everest three high pass trekbegins after exploration of the cultural and historical heritage that lies in Kathmandu valley. We will take a flight towards Lukla with scenic Ariel views of various snowy white mountains and green terrains.

The official trek to three high passes starts from Lukla towards Phakding and then to the lovely town Namche Bazaar. We’ll have an acclimatization day in Namche BazaarNamche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest Base Camp and the bustling bazaar where travelers can get necessary equipment’s over there.

Resting and getting familiar with the high altitude will decrease the risk of having high altitude sickness problem. After visiting Tengboche Monastery which is the largest and oldest monasteries in Khumbu region, we continue our trek towards Dingboche. Then, wewill follow the trail of Kongma La Pass via Chhukung. Our exciting trekking journey continues towards Kala Patthar which is the most famous place to have an exhilarating view of Mt. Kala Pattharalong with the views of Mt. Everest in the background.

Crossing Gokyo Ri via Chola La Pass will give you wonderful opportunity to observe and experience the typical Himalayan remote settlements and many different cultures due to the presence of different ethnic communities such as Sherpas, Gurungs, Magars, and so on. Our trek ends back in Kathmandu after returning to Lukla from Namche Bazaar.Additionally, the trekking route includes the beautiful Sherpa village along with Nangpa La Valley.

The place offers the ultimate and complete trekking experience in the Everest region of Nepal. You can also make the short hike to Everest viewpoint from where you can have magnificent mountains views and get chance to explore Sherpa museum.

Itinerary

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  • One of the Dream Heaven Adventurous trek representatives will receive you and drop you to your hotel at Kathmandu.
  • Hotel check-in and take a few minutes rest.
  • In the evening you can stroll around the Thamel bazaar and buy some souvenir shopping.
  • Enjoy welcome dinner with our team and overnight in the same hotel.
     
  • Hotel
  • 1400m

  • Morning breakfast and full day enjoy sightseeing of Kathmandu.
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath temple.
  • In the evening, one of the representatives will provide you orientations class about the further trek to Everest three high passes.
  • Be prepared for next day trek and put all the essentials equipment’s on your backpack.
  • Have a dinner with us and stay overnight in the hotel.
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400

  • Early in the morning breakfast and departure
  • Take around 40 minutes scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.
  • As you reach to Lukla, the starting point of the trek and begin immediately trek to Phakding, at the elevation of the 2651m after landing.
  • Make a gradual descent trek onwards Phakding.
  • On the way, you can follow several villages such as; Cheplung village from where we can enjoy a stunningglimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900ft).
  • The further trek will take us to the Phakding.
  • Have a dinner with us and stay overnight in the hotel.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2,650m

  • Early morning breakfast and departure
  • Continue to trek uphill and downhill with several crossing DudhKoshi River.
  • As we trek ahead and reach Benkar Village and enjoy with the magnificent views of the of the Mt. Thamserku (21,675ft).
  • The further trek will cross numerous beautiful bridges and finally reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo,
  • Explore the rare and endanger flora and fauna
  • After exploration, we will cross throughJorsale village and the further trek will reach to the Namche Bazaar.
  • As you reach Namche Bazaar you can enjoy beautiful views of the Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and many other stunning peaks.
  • Have a dinner with us and stay overnight in the Namche Bazaar.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,438m

  • Early morning breakfast and whole day explore the Namche Bazaar.
  • Make a short hike to Everest View Hotel and enjoy the magnificent views of the mountain’s vistas.
  • After exploration, you can trek back to Namche Bazaar and explore the Khumjung Monastery (houses a yeti scalp!) and Hillary School.
  • You can also visit the Sherpa museum where you can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture,and various plant and animal.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Namche Bazaar.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,438m

  • Early morning breakfast and departure.
  • Begin trek on an easy trail to PhunkiThanga and ascend towards Tengboche village, situated at the elevation of the 3860m.
  • As you reach the Tengboche, explore the largest monastery in the Everest region.
  • This ancient monastery is located within the Sagarmatha National Park which provides panoramic views mountains including Everest, AmaDablam, Thamserku, Nuptse,and Lhotse.
  • Enjoy religious Buddhist ceremony over there.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Tengboche.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3860m

  • Early morning breakfast and departure
  • Continue trek descend passing through lush forests filled with birch, conifers and rhododendron trees.
  • The further trek will offer stunning views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and AmaDablam.
  • Continue trek will be down to Debuche, and cross the beautiful Imja River and takes us to Pangboche.
  • The further trek will also get chances to admire the more pristine view of the Himalayas and Pangboche Monastery.
  • Trek continue and reach towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately climb up to Dingboche.
  • As you reach to Dingboche explore the village with the beautiful windy settlement.
  • Enjoy exploring the colorful village with various chortens and prayer flags.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Dingboche.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,360m

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Rest at Dingboche, high peak and enjoy many stunning mountains view.
  • Around 2 to 3 hours you can hike to reach Dingboche peak or Chhukung Valley.
  • Enjoy with wonderful views of Himalayan ranges, special views for island peak and AmaDablam Mountain.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Dingboche.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,360m

  • Early morning breakfast and departure
  • Continue trek following incredible stone-walled fields and ImjaKhola valley
  • You can enjoy stunning glacier moraines with towering Himalayas views.
  • Further trekking trail will offer you majestic views of the Himalayas such as; AmaDablam and the AmphuLabsa mountains.
  • You will trek ahead in icy streams onwards to Chhukung Ri from where you can enjoy stunning views of the mountains such as; AmaDablam and AmphuLabcha peaks.
  • After exploration of the great Himalayas views, you will descend back to Chhukung.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Chhukung.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4750m

  • After having early morning breakfast, we will continue trek to Kongma La Pass.
  • Today we will trek reach the highest point called Kongma La pass, at the altitude of 5535m.
  • During our trekking trail, we will explore the Nuptse Glacier moraines and can walk back to Bibrefollowing the trekking trail above the NiyangKhola.
  • As you reach to the top you can explore the colorful Buddhist prayer flags.
  • Further descent trek and climb the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier and finally takes us to Lobuche.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Lobuche.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5535m

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek almost 2 hours to reach Gorkshep, at the altitude of 5,160m by following lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.
  • The further trek continues with the company of beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse and other so many Himalayan ranges.
  • At Gorkshep, take lunch and explore the GorakShep.
  • Continue ascending trail by following the Changri Glacier and finally reach to the Everest Base Camp.
  • Trek around 4 hours to reach Everest Base Camp.
  • Enjoy the spectacular views of the Khumbu Icefall from the world-renowned Mt. Everest Base Camp.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight at Everest Base Camp.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5170m

  •     Make a small hike early in the morning around 4 o’clock, before having breakfast.
  •     Ascend around 2 hours with a stunning view of Mt. Everest and Pumori to reach Kalapathar.
  •     Enjoy the hilarious views of the Mt. Everest,Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, andNuptse.
  •     See the phenomenal sunrise and close view of the Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks from the Kalapathar.
  •     After exploration, trek back by following descend trail towards Lobuche.
  •     Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house at Lobuche.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4940 m

  • Early morning breakfast and departure
  • Continue trek downhill trekking trail alongside the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Enjoy the great view of the looming Awi Peak during your trekking.
  • Trekking trail will pass through anancient stupa and tombstones in the distance.
  • The further trek will be partly ascending where you can exploreCholaTsho Lake nearby.
  • We continue further and pass another stunning lake then cross the CholaKhola on a bridge before reaching Dzongla.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Dzongla.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4830m

  • Early morning breakfast and departure
  • Continue trek to the Cho La Pass where you will get chances to enjoy with the AmaDablam, Cholatseand other range of mountains.
  • Continue steep ascending trail and reach to the Cho La.
  • You can enjoy the top of the pass which is full of the colorful prayer flags and cairns.
  • The scenery of majestic peaks on all directions is breathtaking.
  • After exploration trek further down to Thangnak and this trail brings us to the edge of the largest Ngozumpa glacier.
  • As you climb you will see second Gokyo Lake on the series of six lakes and finally reach to the Gokyo Village.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Gokyo.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4800m

  • Have a morning breakfast and rest of the explore Gokyo Ri
  • Continue hike towards Gokyo Ri, atthe altitude of the 5357m.
  • The further climb will take us to the stunning Gokyo Ri from where we can enjoy splendid views of a mountain vista.
  • We can also tour the fourth Gokyo Lake and other stunning lakes.
  • Enjoy stunning views of mountains including Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu mountains
  • You will also get chances to admire the huge Ngozumba Glacier
  • Further trek back to Gokyo.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Gokyo Lake.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4800m

  • Have an early breakfast and departure
  • Today you have to trek for quite long hours around 7 to 8 hours
  • Trekking trail moves alongside DudhPokhari (lake) and descends down onwards to the Renjo La pass.
  • During your trekking, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayan and other stunning ranges.
  • You can enjoy stunning views from the Renjo La pass; you can witness Gokyo Ri with the third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village and the Ngozumpa Glacier.
  • Also get chances to admire outstanding views of Mt. Everest from the top of the pass.
  • Continue trekking trail winds down and explore south bank of AngladumbaTsho Lake.
  • Along the way,you can also exploreRelamaTsho and Renjo Lake.
  • Further, trek down to a narrow valley to Lumdeandthen finally reach to Marlung on the east bank of the BhoteKoshi River.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Marlung.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4210m

  • Morning breakfast and departure
  • Continue to descend trail following the Marulungto the traditional route.
  • We will also cross the beautiful BhoteKoshi River and descend down to Taranga.
  • The trail continues to descend and we cross two wonderful bridges overBhote Khosi river before reaching Thame.
  • As you reach to Thame where you can explore century-oldGompa situated on a hill to the west.  
  • Gradually descend trail will passthrough a few small villages and finally reach Namche Bazaar, the biggest town in the Everest region.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Namche Bazaar.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3440m

  • Early morning breakfast and departure
  • Begin our trek with a gradual descent and cross several beautiful bridges over the fast flowing DudhKoshi River and its tributaries.
  • Continue trail with the natural wonder of plains, through rhododendron and pine forests
  • During trekking, you can enjoy distant views of the snow-covered peaks.
  • Further, trek through Sherpa villages and observing their impressive colorful Buddhist prayer flags, stones and chortens along the way.
  • The further trek will take us to the Lukla, where we can stroll around the Lukla bazaar.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Lukla.
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2800m

  • Morning breakfast and departure
  • Take around 40 minutes scenic flight for Kathmandu from Lukla.
  • As you reach Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, after hotel check-in you can take some rest.
  • In the evening you can do some souvenirs shopping in the vibrant Thamel Bazaar.
  • You can enjoy a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of your journey to the mountains with typical Nepali cultural program.
  • Stay overnight in the same hotel at Kathmandu.
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

  • Breakfast in the morning
  • Dream Heaven Adventure representative will drop you to the airport for your final departure.
  • Breakfast

Cost Details

Includes

  •     Airport pick up and drop by car/van/hiace
  •     4 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast
  •     A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and transportation.
  •     Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
  •     All accommodation and meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  •     An experienced English-speaking and Government license holder Trekking guide including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
  •     Trekking porter including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging ( 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis)
  •     All necessary paper works, trekking permits and TIMS card.
  •     A comprehensive medical kit
  •     All trekking equipment for trekking staff
  •     All government and local taxes

 

Excludes

  •     Nepal entry Visa fee
  •     International Airfare and Airport Tax, Sightseeing entry fee for the city tour.
  •     Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  •     Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  •     Travel and rescue insurance
  •     All Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottle, hot shower etc)
  •     Tips for guides and porters
  •     All kind of drinks, hot water, alcoholic and soft drinks.
  •     Any others expenses which are not mentioned in cost include.
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FAQs

  • Q1. What kind of food is served during three high passes trek?

    The kind of food served is totally dependent upon the hotels you are dinning in. While luxurious hotels offer great range of delicacies from continental to American, normal tea houses often serve you traditional food, dal bhat for lunch and dinner.

  • As Nepal is very famous for beverages like tea and coffee, you will get to taste a range of tea and coffee during Three high passes trek. Nonetheless, you should strictly avoid alcohol as consumption of it leads to dehydration, which increases the possibility of altitude sickness.

     

  • You should always carry carbohydrate rich snacks such as chocolates and energy drinks. Consumption of these helps you to maintain the energy level of your body while trekking.

  • Cell phone reception is available is different parts in Everest trail although, its quality differs from one location to another. At Everest base camp also there is such facilities. Moreover, several villages and tea houses are provided with landline facility.

  • While taking lukla flight, there is a certain limit to the weight of your backpack. The check-in baggage should not excess the weight limit of 10 kg whereas; maximum limit of hand carry is 5 kg.

  • We are often asked whether tipping is compulsory or not by enthusiastic trekkers. Tipping is not mandatory. However, you can tip or make donations if in case you are willing to.

Client Reviews

  • Johanne Watkinson
    Johanne WatkinsonAustralia |November 23, 2019

    Female solo traveller on the Three Passes Trek

    I just returned from my second trekking trip in Nepal organised by Suman at Dream Heaven Adventure.

    Last year I did EBC with my husband and we had planned to go to Gokyo as well, but as he wasn't dealing with the altitude too well we were unable to undertake Cho La.  So for me, Gokyo was "unfinished business' and I decided to  return to Nepal to do the Three Passes Trek.

    I had no hesitation using Suman's company again to organise my trip. I've never travelled solo before but I felt very comfortable arriving in Kathmandu on my own as I knew that Dream Heaven would organise everything for me including airport transfers, clean accomodation (often with my own bathroom) and a wonderful guide who really knew the area, spoke excellent English and looked after me every step of the way.

    I felt totally safe and comfortable throughout the three week trek (yes, I tailored in several extra days to give me the best chance of completing the Three Passes) and once again I can highly recommend Dream Heaven for personalised small group or solo trekking in Nepal.

  • R
    ROMAN BURESCzech Republic |December 18, 2017

    Everest High Passes Trek, Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara

    We spent in Nepal 16 days by trekking in the Himalaya from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and over the Cho-La and Renjo-La Passes. Unfortunately because of the broken ice bridge on the Khumbu Glacier we could not go over the Kongma-La Pass.

    After the trek in the mountains we visited the Kathmandu valley with the cities Pathan and Bhaktapur and the city of Pokhara near to the massive of Annapurna to the west of Kathmandu. It was our first trip to Nepal. All our stay in Nepal was perfectly prepared and organised by Dream Heaven Adventure company, which we found by planning our journey in the internet.

    We appreciate the managing director Mr. Suman´s endeavour as he fulfilled all our wishes we had had. Especially we thank to our trekking guide Mr. Huparaj for his recommendations and getting the gear before we leaved for the trek and to the both porters, all of them for their help and support in the mountains. We could really rely on them everywhere and each time.

    Further we could change our itinerary according to the weather and our condition. Because of the bad weather in Lukla we could not fly back to Kathmandu by plain, so thanks to our guide on the next day we finished our trek by flying helicopter, what a great experience. After coming back to Kathmandu the Dream Heaven Adventure company promptly organised for us our last week in Nepal.

    By visiting the Kathmandu valley we will never forget our tour guide Mr. Kumod for his general knowledge of the sites we visited and his enormous desire to show us the most we could manage in the two days.

    Also, the fly to Pokhara, the hotel there and the trip back to Kathmandu by car with a short stop in the city of Gorkha was very well organised and for us the next great experience in Nepal.

    If you are looking for a reliable company for organising your visit in Nepal we can warmly recommend you the Dream Heaven Adventure company. Our experiences we have made were only positive and we enjoyed our stay in Nepal.

  • DannyRoche
    DannyRocheFrance |May 21, 2016

    All around Excellent - couldn't ask for better

    I trekked the Khumbu 3 passes trail with Gyan as my guide in April/May 2016.
    I see that DHA Pvt. Ltd. has nothing but good reviews, so probably this review is redundant, nevertheless ...
    Gyan was wonderful as a guide. In addition to being very attentive and reliable, a pleasure to be with and generally very competent on the trail; he seemed to know everybody and everything. As he and his wife are more or less locals, we kept bumping into people he knew which was nice. But more importantly Gyan knows all the fauna and wildlife of the mountains, and thanks to his keen eye and general awareness of nature I got to see a rare Musk dear (I would have walked on by oblivious). He was also able to answer all of my questions like "what is this, why is that, how come ...". He was a mine of valuable local information.
    So top marks for Gyan the guide. Really, he was wonderful. And when I return to Nepal I next time, hopefully Gyan is available.
    Prior to that at the office, Hari and Suman were very efficient and effective. All was organised within hours of my arrival in Kathmandu. Low stress, high effectiveness - what more is there to ask for?

  • D
    Deborah LeeUnited States |November 21, 2014

    Everest Three High Passes Trek

    We did our 17 days three high pass trek in Everest with DHA. Our guide Raj was friendly and fun loving, while taking care of every detail with professionalism and experience. At every lodge he made sure we had everything we needed. Our porter was also fantastic. We enjoyed every minute with our guide Raj and porter Neema. I will definitely return to Nepal to do Annapurna Circuit trek and will definitely book with the Dream Heaven Adventure. We enjoyed our trek with a great experience which will never forget and would recommend to anyone!

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