About Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes Trek is best high passes trek for those trekkers who are a bit experienced and daring to challenge the giant Himalayas of Everest region.

Everest Three High Passes Trek is for those who seek for more wild and challenging holidays experience as it is more demanding and the longer route crossing through three high passes in everest region. These are the Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,420m) and the Renjo La (5,417m). You will also climb three hikng peaks; Gokyo Ri (5,360m) and Kala Pattar (5,54m) offer superb views of Everest, whilst Chukkung Ri (5,550m) is a lesser-known summit, tucked under the imposing Lhotse-Nuptse wall and more beautiful and heavenly sight.

Everest Three High Passes Trek starts with an exciting mountain flight to the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla – a beautiful mountain town. We begin our hiking from here to Phakding on the first day and second day we trek to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital. We have a rest and acclimation day at Namche as it is vital to get acclimatized ourselves to adapt with high altitude. On the rest day we have option to hike to Khunde and Khumjung – a charming twin Sherpa Villages. We follow by the regular Everest Base Camp Trek route walking through the places of Tengboche; where we will visit region´s most active monastery, enjoy colorful landscapes, other Buddhist monasteries, prayers walls, manis and Dingboche in the land enclosed by the soaring peaks. At Dingboche, trail breaks off with main trail and we head up to Chhukung (beautiful hamlet of Sherpa Village ). We climb Chhuking Ri on the acclimation day at Chhukung and overnight in Chhukung, also it is always recommended that "hike higher and sleep lower" helps you acclimatized. Then our first three passes, the Kongma La, is probably the toughest day, but your reward is stunning views of Makalu (8,485, the world´s fifth highest mountain) to the east. It is a leisurely descent to Labuche, where we rejoin classic Everest Base Camp Route, before climbing the famous view point of Kala Patthar, second of our three peaks.

Our trek to the view point of Kala Pathar is followed by the tough climb through Cho La pass that takes us to the cobalt-blue lakes at Gokyo. Here we trek our third peak; Gokyo Ri (5,360m). This is a lovely peak above the Gokyo Valley, with fabulous views of the Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Cholatse and many smaller snow-capped mountains. After enjoying awe inspiring views from Gokyo Ri and exploring Gokyo lakes, we make our way to the next great pass, the Renjo La. Making a night in Lungde or Marlung we follow a little of the route used for centuries by the Tibetan Traders via Nangpa La to get to Thame. Following the classical route, we drop down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu leaving behind our foot prints in the shadow of the Everest.

Kongma la is the highest pass of Everest Three Passes Trek being at an altitude of 5528m. It gives the unbelievable panoramic view of the mountains. It is generally less crowded and less visited by people and is the most challenging of all. Kongma la pass takes all the way to Chhukung village giving the most stunning and detailed views of several mountains. The stimulating paths and wonderful views make the pass more daring and exciting.

Difficulties of Everest Three Pass Trek

It is a physically challenging task to ascend Chola requiring crampons for the slippery path. Kongma La pass is at an altitude of 5,535 m (18,160 ft) located between Chukhung and Lobuche village. While returning from base camp trekkers can attempt Kongma La. Among three passes (Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La) Kongma La is the highest pass. Renjo La pass is located in Khumbu Valley at an altitude of 5,360 m (17,585 ft). Renjo La is in the eastern front of Lungden leaving Gokyo to the west. The path to it is very difficult and passing it during winter is very hard to deal with.

Best Time to trek Everest Three High Passes

The best time duration for Everest Three Pass trek is Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November) when the climate is warm and sunny. for more details visit Best time to Travel 

Food and accommodation during Everest Passes Trek

Regarding the foods, all kinds of meals will be provided to you on time during the trek. The major and somehow best foods provided are toast or chapati, eggs, potatoes, porridge, fried Mars Bars, and tea or coffee for breakfast; and rice, lentil soup, curried potatoes with vegetables, greens and papad for lunch. Light foods will be provided for dinner which will help maintain the balance of food and will not affect the health condition. The western meals like a burger, pizza, and oily foods, tobacco and alcohols should be avoided as far as possible. Accommodation will be on twin sharing local moutnain lodage. Bathroom is ourtside.

Permits and regulations  of Everest Three Passes Trek

For Everest Three Pass Trek, you will need TIMS permit and a Sagarmatha National Park permit. If you are going via trekking companies, those permits will be arranged by those companies. But if you are planning to go on your own, you will need to take your TIMS permit from Kathmandu, and a Sagarmatha National park permits from Monjo. Monjo is a village checkpoint that you will pass on the first day of your trek.

Outline Itinerary

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  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu-1336 meters
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and preparation for the trek
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazaar - Acclimatization Day
  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
  • Day 07: Trek from Thyangboche to Dingboche
  • Day 08: Rest day in Dingboche - Acclimatisation Day
  • Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung
  • Day 10: Cross to Khongma la Pass and Trek to Lobuche
  • Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep - Hike to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorekshep
  • Day 12: Trek from Gorak Shep to Dzongla
  • Day 13: Trek from Dzongla to Cholapass to Gokyo Lake
  • Day 14: Rest day at Gokyo Lake and Hike to Gokyo Ri
  • Day 15: Trek from Gokyo to Renjola Pass to Lungden
  • Day 16: Trek from Lungden to Thame
  • Day 17: Trek from Thame to Phakding
  • Day 18: Trek from Phakding to Lukla
  • Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu by 45 min domestic flight
  • Airport pick up and drop off as per itienrary
  • 3 nights accommodation in kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst on trekking ( Local hygienic food )
  • Local guest house accommodations in trekking on twin sharing (bathroom outside)
  • Applicable trekking fees (National park permit and TIMS).
  • Trekking leader English speaking
  • Porters (one porter between two persons is provided to carry the clients personal effects)
  • Domestic flight to and from Lukla including guide.
  • Duffle bags for porters are provided
  • Insurance for the trekking staff. (insurance as per state law)
  • All the government tax and our (Mount Trails) service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.
  • Our service charges.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Extra accommodation, meal and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • International flights and Visa.
  • Your travel insurance (for travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss of life, theft of or damage to personal effects).
  • Tips and gratuities (crew frequently receives some recognition for good service)
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Trekking Plus
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required such as personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments entrance fees, postage, laundry, battery charge, video, camera, phone, etc.
  • All other services not included in the "cost includes" section above.

Useful Information

Important to note, please visit our Equipments check list. Altitude Mountain Sickness section for additional details of what you need to bring on trek as well as prevent about AMS. Trekking Plus top priority is the safety and security of our customers and staff during all of our trips.

Our top priority is the Safety and Security of our customers and staffs during all of our trips. Trekking Plus field crews bring normal first aid kits on all of our tours, which is readily available for both customers and staff but we will recommend you to bring first aid kits yourself from your country because Nepalese medicine some time does not work properly. We are constantly in communication with our field office and monitor all aspects of government and weather issues that might affect your trip. Also, we are always available 24 hours emergency contact.

Drinking water

We will get mineral and boiled water along the trekking routes which is also an additional cost. We discourage not to buy Mineral bottle water but use boiled water from the local lodges and put water purify tablets. Plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem in mountains.

What to take

Trekking Plus offers you a Trekking maps as a complementary and Company T-shirt.Trekking Plus would suggest you to pack as lightly as possible when you are on mountain. We provide one porter between two trekkers to carry your trekking gears. You will be carried your valuable things in a day pack by your own and your other bags will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag which we provided. Porter carries about 25 KG from 2 trekkers. You can store you’re your luggage which you are not going to use it on trek can leave in Kathmandu Hotel which is free of cost. Please visit our FAQS for more details.

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