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Everest Three Pass Trek

US$ 1599 per person Group Discount

No of people Price P.P
2-4 Pax US $1550
4-9 Pax US $1460
10+ US $1299
  1. 18 Days
  2. Moderate
  3. Min : 01 Pax


Activity:Trekking and Cultural excursion

Starts in :Kathmandu

Ends in:Kathmandu

Trek type:Tea House

Accommodation:Hotel, lodge (tea house)

Average Walk: 6-8 Hours

Best Season:March to May /October to November

Transportation:Flight and car

Maximum altitude:5535m

Trip Summary:The ultimate Everest circuit, rising from Lukla to Chhukung, crossing the Kongma La to Lobuche and Everest Base Camp, continuing over Chola to Gokyo, then crossing the Renjo La to Thame and Namche Bazaar. It is only for the truly adventurous ones.

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Everest three pass trekking is an ideal adventure trip that includes three challenging high passes over 5000 meters in the Khumbu region. The Khongma La Pass (5555 m), Cho La Pass (5330 m) and Renjo La Pass (5345 m) that create the challenge and the trek got recognized one of the adventurous trekking in the world. The trek covers highly renowned destination- Everest base camp and Gokyo valley on its trekking route.

The foothill journey begins from the airstrip of Lukla, meeting the trip crew. Passing some of the relatively lower altitude Sherpa valleys and picturesque landscape, it ascends to the alpine region via Namche Bazaar. The cultural exploration around the nearby monasteries and experiencing the Sherpa hospitality is awe-inspiring. The real trip on the three pass route begins after splitting from the main trail from Dingbuche. But, you have also option to begin this trekking via Thame and cross the Renjo La at first. Based on this itinerary, you begin with crossing the Khongma La Pass, which is the highest among three passes. Crossing it, you trek to the Everest base camp and Kalapatthar. Sunrise view over the towering pyramid shaped peaks is just incredible. Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam and the surrounding peaks are the attractions during this trekking. The Cho La Pass is regarded to be most technical part of this trek that may require using the peak climbing equipments. Hiking to Gokyo Ri is another wonderful thing to do and explore the Lakes of Khumbu. Still, the Renjo La pass stay with steep and technical cross that entice you stunningly.

Adventure Bound Nepal arranges Everest Three Passes Trek with professional guides and experienced assisting team. We highly emphasize on the acclimatization due to the high altitude. March to May and September to November are the recommended trekking seasons for the Everest three passes. Please, feel free to contact us for more details.

Trip Highlight

  • The cultural heart-Namche Bazaar and Khumjung
  • The highest pass, Khongma La and a side trip to Everest base camp
  • The technical passes- Cho La and Renjo La
  • View of glacial Lakes and Ngozumba glacier from Gokyo Ri
  • Mt. Everest and several 8000 meter peaks

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.

Day 02 :Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding( 2652m).

Day 03 :Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m).

Day 04 :Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3446m).

Day 05 :Trek to Tengboche (3,820m).

Day 06 :Trek to Dingboche (4410m)

Day 07 :Trek to Chhukung (4730m).

Day 08 :Trek to Khongma La Pass to Lobuche (5535m).

Day 09 :Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) descend to Gorak Shep (5140).

Day 10 :Ascend to Kala Pattar (5554m) & trek to DZonglha (4830m).

Day 11 :Trek over Cho La Pass (5330m) & trek to. Trek to Gokyo (4720m).

Day 12 : Exploration day in Gokyo and hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m)

Day 13 :Trek over Renjo La Pass (5,345m) & trek to Ledgen (4560m).

Day 14 :Trek to Thame (visit a monastery) (3820m).

Day 15 :Trek to Namche (2840m).

Day 16 :Trek to Lukla (2840m).

Day 17 :Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m) & transfer to hotel.

Day 18 :Depart for the next desination.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up/ drop and all ground transports in private vehicle
  • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 2- 3star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lamhu Rural municipality entrance fee    
  • Farewell dinner
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos and cash for visa.)
  • Personal expenses (Wifi (if any), laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc). 
  • Travel and rescue insurance (compulsory).
  • Tips for guides and porters expected.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by the representative of Adventure Bound Nepal and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, we give you a short briefing about the trip overview. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 :Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding( 2652m).From the hotel, drive to the domestic airport and fly to Lukla, which is a 35 minute picturesque flight, enjoying the snowy 8000 meter peaks, including the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest (8848m). In Lukla, we meet the assisting team and begin to trek passing the stone wall, Nurning and reach to Phakding. Overnight at lodge.

Day 03 :Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m). From Phakding, as we begin the trek, we can see the view of Kongde Ri. Passing a couple of bridges, we reach to Monjo and enter into the Sagarmatha National Park officially. Then, the trek goes through the steep ascending trail via Larja Dobhan and see the first sight of Mt. Everest in trekking before reaching the Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the bustling town of the Sherpa people in the Khumbu region. Overnight at lodge.

Day 04 :Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3446m).Due to the increasing altitude, we need to acclimatize to the alpine weather. Namche Bazaar is one of the best place to take a day break and explore around. You can go for the hiking around Khunde and Khumjung along with the Everest view Hotel. The longest Mani wall in Khumbu, Khumjung Gompa and Khunde Hillary Hospital are the major attractions during your tour around. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05 :Trek to Tengboche (3,820m).After the warm breakfast at Namche, we commence our excursion to Tengbuche passing several monasteries and other spiritual centers. Even the Himalayan views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega and Thamserku can be seen from the trail. Passing Kyanjungma, the mountain goats appear on the sloppy hill side. Then we walk through the gentle trail and passing Phunke Tenga, we reach to Tengboche. Overnight at lodge.

Day 06 :Trek to Dingboche (4410m)Ascending through the stone steps, we begin to trek from Tengbuche after the breakfast. The Tengbuce monastery in this village has increased the charm of the trekking and has established as a spiritual center in Everest. We pass Debuche, Milingo and cross the River. Heading continuously, we cross the bridge at Somare and the flat trail begins. Following the Imja Khola, we reach to Dingbuche, located at 4410 meters altitude. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07 :Trek to Chhukung (4730m).We have an easy hiking day from Dingbuche to Chhukung after the breakfast. The trail is also the same route, which leads to the Island peak base camp. The beautiful stone walled fields and the isolated trail, look brilliant along with the Himalayan views at the closer distance. Then we sleep early here. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08 :Trek to Khongma La Pass to Lobuche (5535m).We begin to climb to the Kongma La Pass in the early morning. Passing the high camp at 5447 meters, we steadily reach to the pass, where the fluttering flags welcome us. The outstanding views of Nuptse, Cholatse, Pumori, Khumbutse, Thamserku and others along with the Khumbu glacier can be explored. Then we gradually climb down to Lobuche and take a rest after a tiresome excursion. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09 :Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) descend to Gorak Shep (5140).Making Khumbu glacier on the right, we commence from Lobuche, continually via Pyramid. With a steep ascend, we cross the Lobuche pass at 5110 meters and reach to Gorakshep. After lunch there, we walk to the Everest base camp. It is not a tough walk, but the altitude makes the journey steady. Spending wonderful time at Everest base camp, we trek down to Gorakshep. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10 :Ascend to Kala Pattar (5554m) & trek to DZonglha (4830m).From Gorakshep, we climb up to Kalapatthar in the early morning, before breakfast. It is a brilliant viewpoint of the Everest region peaks Mt. Everest, Lhotse face, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse and the surrounding white peaks. The sunrise view over those peaks are magnificent. Then we trek down to Gorakshep and trek down to Lobuche Kharka. Passing the tombstones, we ascend to Dzongla. Overnight at lodge.

Day 11 :Trek over Cho La Pass (5330m) & trek to. Trek to Gokyo (4720m).The technical part of the trek begins. We begin the journey early in the morning through the steep ascending route. It is technical and you may need to use more equipments. Crossing the steep trail with crevasses, we reach to the Cho La top, which is an excellent viewpoint of the Everest region peaks. Descending through the slippery path and the rock falling area, we reach to Phedi. Then we walk gradually into the Gokyo Valley. Overnight at lodge.

Day 12 : Exploration day in Gokyo and hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m)After the breakfast, we begin to climb towards the Gokyo Ri (5357) This is another spectacular time to enjoy the Himalayan views, glacier and Lakes back to the Gokyo valley and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 13 :Trek over Renjo La Pass (5,345m) & trek to Ledgen (4560m).The last high pass in Everest three pass trek, Renjo La is another technical part. We ascend through the slippery path in the early morning. Reaching the top, we can explore the stunning peaks of the Everest region, Makalu, Rolwaling range and Ghyachung Kang. The steep descend is again slippery. Gradually, we reach to Lumde and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 14 :Trek to Thame (visit a monastery) (3820m).Trekking down via Marlung, we enjoy the spectacular Dudh Koshi valley. The grassy trail finally takes the form into the alpine tree line and passing Taranga, we reach to Thame. It is a culturally significant place with ancient monastery, where various festivals held. Overnight at lodge.

Day 15 :Trek to Namche (2840m).This is a short and gradual downhill trek today. After the breakfast, we start to walk crossing a suspension bridge and trek via Samde. We see some monasteries in Phurte and Gongla. Walking gradually, we arrive at Namche Bazaar, which is a densely populated Sherpa town. Overnight at lodge.

Day 16 :Trek to Lukla (2840m).After the breakfast, we descend through the downhill trail and wave goodbye to the Sagarmatha National Park. Then we trek down to Manju and to Phakding crossing numerous bridges. It is a gentle walk from Phakding to Lukla passing painted stones and Mani walls. Then celebrate the succession of the trek with crew. Overnight at lodge.

Day 17 :Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m) & transfer to hotel.From Lukla, we fly back to Kathmandu in the morning getting the sights of the Everest Himalayas. From the airport, transfer to the hotel. You have the whole day to do shopping or what is there in your list. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18 :Depart for the next desination.According to the time of your flight, our airport representative drops you to the International Airport for your final departure. Thank you for joining us for your trekking in Nepal. See you again.

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Trip note

It is important to be noted that the Kathmandu -Lukla - Kathmandu flights often gets delayed by hours or even gets cancelled for a day or few days due to unfavorable weather conditions in the mountain airstrip Lukla. Such unfavorable conditions may arise even during the best seasons including months October and November hence inis always better to prepare ahead. In such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or at the end of the trek and sometime in both cases.  We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the earliest next flight for you but it might not always work well as there are many people in que for days long. In case of emergencies and need of urgent flight, the Helicopter rescue can be another option to escape to and from the mountain, except for some bad weather the Helicopters always have easy excess in the mountains. This can be arranged upon your request with some additional cost which sometime is covered by your insurance as well. The Helicopter can be chartered from both the airports, Kathmandu and Lukla with the tentative cost of US$ 3000 per lift which at a time can accommodate maximum of 5 Person. Having said this, we still suggest you to mentally prepare for possible delay/cancellations and arrange some extra contingency days which we can save for the end of the trip and if everything goes normal these days can be utilized for exploring other beautiful destinations around the valley as per your interest and we, the Adventure Bound is always there to provide you different options to utilize the days in best ways.

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