Do you want to enroll in the most challenging treks in Nepal? If yes, the Everest Three Passes Trek is for you. It is one of the most challenging teahouse treks in Nepal because it crosses three adventurous passes, making it a very challenging trek. The Three Passes Trek covers challenging mountain passes such as Renjo La (5,360 m), Cho La (5,420 m), and Kongma La (5,535 m). It denotes the Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La Pass in a single trek.

The combination of Renjo La, Cho La, Kongma La, and Everest Base Camp is known as the Everest Three Passes Trek. If you’re an adventure enthusiast who wants to fully experience the beauty of the Himalayas in one trip, this trek is perfect for you. The Everest Three Passes route will take you to high altitudes from where you can witness stunning views of massive peaks such as Mount Everest.

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OVERVIEW OF Everest Three Passes Trek ( 16 Days )

Trek Name :Everest Three Pass Trekking
Maximum Altitude : 5,555m/18,226ft ( Kala Pattar )
Trip Duration :16 Days
Group Size :1 to 10 Person
Best Time :Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Difficulty Level :Adventure
Start and End Point :Kathmandu
Activity :6 to 7 hours of walking
Nature of Trek :Teahouses/Lodge

We at Base Camp Hike are pleased to present our well-crafted 16 DAYS EVEREST THREE PASSES TREKKING ITINERARY, which will give you an experience of lifetime. It includes all major highlights of Everest region such as Everest Base Camp, Kala Pattar, Cho La, Renjo La, and Kongma La. Booking is available for 2023 and 2024, featuring affordable discounted prices along with SHORT BEST ITINERARY. You can book 3 Passes Trip in less than 5 minutes. Our team is more than willing to customize this package to align with your holiday schedule, budget scale, and physical capabilities. When it comes to a reliable Trekking company for your Everest Three High Passes Trekking, look no further and get in touch with us. We’re one of the local expert operators for Guided 3 Pass Trekking.

Everest Three Passes Trek Cost

Everest Three Passes Trek Cost

According to our plans for Everest Three Pass Trek, it costs USD 1395 per person ( based on 2 participants, double occupancy basis ). This is a standard package price where you’ll get everything such as a guide, porter, domestic flight fare, meals, accommodation, permit, and many more.

The Daily Cost Per day of trekking to Three Passes Everest varies depending on the package price offered by the agency, the group size, and the trek duration. For instance, if you opt for a 16-day trek with us, it will be the daily expenditure of approximately 87 USD per person per day, assuming double occupancy. Here is the list of INCLUDED and EXCLUDED.

PACKAGE PRICE FOR EVEREST THREE PASSES TREK

No. of TouristPrice Per Person
1 person ( Solo )USD 1830
2 personUSD 1395
3 personUSD 1390
4 personUSD 1375
5 personUSD 1367
6 personUSD 1340
7 personUSD 1335
8 personUSD 1310
9 personUSD 1305
10 personUSD 1280
10 personUSD 1280
11 to 19 personUSD 1278
20 to 29 personUSD 1260
30 to 40 personUSD 1250
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Review of Trail – Why do you love this trip?

Trekking into Everest( Khumbu Region) is an adventure in itself. It’s not easy to cross three passes over 5,000m in a single trek. Thus it is considered a Challenging trip. But each pass offers amazing scenery and mountain views that push you to do more adventure. While it is a strenuous trek, you do not need to have any climbing skills or physical training. All you need is previous hiking experience and good health. You can complete these Passes in a total of 16 days from and to Kathmandu. As it is a longer 2 weeks trek, we can say 3 Pass is a long-duration trek in Nepal.

The Everest Three Passes Trek is the most strenuous trek in the Everest region. It is a challenging trek for all trekkers that requires previous trekking experience. Therefore, this trail is not suitable for beginner trekkers.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP

  • Hike the Gokyo Ri, Kalapathar, and Chukung peaks
  • Gokyo Valley with Khumbu and Imitate
  • Trek a circuit around the entire Everest region
  • Amazing views of the highest mountains on the earth
  • take an exciting experience of 3 passes that are above 5000m
  • Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La
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Everest Three High Passes Trekking Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

The Everest Three Passes Trekking begins in Lukla (2,800 m). Your journey will begin with a flight to Lukla, followed by a trek to Phakding on the first day. The flight duration from Kathmandu to Lukla is approximately 30 minutes.
Upon arriving at Lukla Airstrip, we will trek for 3 to 4 hours, covering a total distance of 6.2 kilometers (3.8 miles). On this day, we will stay overnight at the beautiful Phakding Village.

  • Phakding
  • 3 to 4 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2610m/8563ft

Day 2: Phakding to Namche

Today marks the second day of our trip. We will walk for 6 to 7 hours to get to Namche Bazaar, a distance of 7.4 kilometers (4.6 miles). From Phakding to Namche, we will cross many suspension bridges, including the Hillary Suspension Bridge. After getting permits at Monjo, we will continue to Namche Bazaar. On this day, you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon reaching Namche, we will stay overnight there.

  • Namche
  • 5 to 6 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,440m/11,249

Day 3: Rest day at Namche( Hike to Everest View Hotel )

Since we are going to the challenging Trekking, it is wise to acclimatize at Namche. On this day for acclimatization, we can hike to the Everest View Hotel and back to Namche. Although it is a rest day, we will hike to the Everest View Hotel for further acclimatization as well as to get the best view of the tallest peak from the Everest View Hotel.

In addition, we will visit the Sagarmatha National Park visitor center, Hillary School, Khumjung Monastery, and Dingboche Airport. We will explore the Sherpa Museum and the local market of Namche Bazaar in the remaining time after the hike. We will stay overnight in Namche.

  • Namche
  • 3 to 4 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,440m/11,249

Day 4: Namche to Thame

On the fourth day of our trek, we will journey from Namche to Thame, which passes through traditional Sherpa villages, forests of Rhododendron, and along the Bhote Koshi River. Thame Village is a hub for many famous mountain climbers.

Along the way, you will encounter the Mud-Plastered Stupa at Phurte and the Thamo Gompa at Thamo. Throughout the day, you will be treated to stunning views of nearby peaks such as Tawache and Kwangle. The total distance we will cover today is 6.8 kilometers (4.2 miles), with an estimated walking time of 5 to 6 hours.

  • Thame
  • 5.5 to 6 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,820 m/12,491ft

Day 5: Thame to Lungdeng

On the fifth day of our challenging trek, we will embark on a journey from Thame to Lungden. The total distance between the two places is 8.2 kilometers (5 miles), and it will take us 5 to 6 hours of walking. Along the way, we will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest. We will also pass through Sherpa villages and verdant Rhododendron forests.

  • Lungdeng
  • 4 to 5 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,500m/14,760 ft

Day 6: Lungdeng to Gokyo Village Via Renjo La Pass (5,360m/17,585ft)

Among the three challenging high passes, the first pass is today, which is Renjo La Pass. Today marks one of the highlight days of this trip as it is the first pass (Renjo La). The altitude of Renjo La is 5,360 meters, which is equal to 17,585 feet. Along the way to Gokyo Village, we will cross Renjo La.

When you reach Renjo La Pass, you will be rewarded with magical views of the tallest peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Nonetheless, from there you will also see Dudh Pokhari (the third major lake of Gokyo Lakes among the five). Upon descending from Renjo La, you will reach Gokyo Village and stay overnight in Gokyo. The duration of the trek can vary, but it typically takes about 6 to 7 hours to complete 9 kilometers (5.6 miles).

  • Gokyo Village
  • 6 to 7 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,790m/15,711ft

Day 7: Hike to Gokyo Ri and Trek to Thagnak

On this day, we will hike to Gokyo Ri. From the top of Gokyo Ri, you will get magical views of the Everest region, including Thonak Tsho Lake and the Ngozumpa Tsho Lake.
Along the way, we will also visit the Ngozumpa Tsho glacier and some of the lakes surrounding it. After retracing our steps back to Gokyo village, we will make the journey to Thagnak. The trail is rocky and passes through several ups and downs, covering a distance of 5.2 kilometers (3.2 miles). Eventually, we will reach Thagnak and stay overnight there. 

  • Thagnak
  • 6 to 7 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,700m/15,369ft

Day 8: Thagnak to Dzongla via Cho La Pass (5420m /17,782ft) 

Among the Three High Passes, today you will be attending the second pass, which is Cho La. The elevation of Cho La is 5,420 meters (17,782 feet), and it takes around 7 to 8 hours to trek from Thangnak to Dzongla via Cho La Pass. We will have a challenging walk today as we will be trekking on rocky trails and glacial moraines. However, we also have a rewarding adventure as we will be crossing Cho La Pass (5,420 meters / 17,782 feet).

The Cho La Pass connects Thagnak to Dzongla. From the Cho La Pass, you will get spectacular views of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayas. Afterwards, we will descend to Dzongla Village and stay overnight in Dzongla.

  • Dzongla
  • 7 to 8 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,800m/15,696ft

Day 9: Dzongla to Lobuche

On the 9th day of our trip to the Three Passes, we will connect to the Everest Base Camp Trekking route. The total distance from Dzongla to Lobuche is 8.36 kilometers (5.2 miles), and it takes around 4 to 5 hours. On the way to Lobuche, we will see memorial statues of the climbers who passed away in the Everest region. Following the trails of the Imja Khola Valley, we will eventually reach Lobuche. We will stay in Lobuche today.

  • Lobuche
  • 4 to 5 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,930m/16,121ft

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep and Hike to Everest Base Camp

Today marks another highlight of the trip as you will reach Everest Base Camp. We will first trek up to Gorakshep and check in to the hotel there. After lunch at Gorakshep, we will leave our belongings at the Hotel in Gorakshep and hike to Everest Base Camp. The total distance we will cover today is 15 kilometers (9.3 miles), and it will take approximately 6 to 7 hours. We will eventually return to Gorakshep and stay overnight.

  • Gorakshep
  • 6 to 7 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5,180m/16,938 ft

Group at Everest Base Camp


Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar and back to Lobuche

On the 11th day of the 3 passes trek, you will hike to Kala Pattar. The Kala Pattar is renowned for its stunning views of the Everest region, particularly during sunrise. After seeing the sunrise from Kala Pattar, we will return to Gorakshep. Finally, we will return to Loboche and stay overnight there.

  • Loboche
  • 6 to 7 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,930m/16,121ft

Day 12: Lobuche to Chukhung via Kongma La Pass ( 5535m/18,160ft)

On the 12th day of our 3 Passes trek, we will walk from Lobuche to Chukhung via Kongma La. Today marks the major highlight of our trip as we will attempt the final mountain pass, Kongma La. Kongma La is considered the most challenging pass out of the three, with an elevation of 5,535 meters (18,160 feet).

From Kongma La Pass, you will be able to see Makalu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, and Ama Dablam. The total distance between Chukhung and Lobuche via Kongma La is 10.5 kilometers (6.5 miles), and it takes around 7 to 8 hours. We will spend the night in Chukhung.

Due to glacier melting and associated risks, many trekkers have been opting to skip Kongma La after completing Renjo La and Chola La.

  • Chukhung
  • 6 to 7 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,930m/16,121ft

Day 13: Chukhuung to Pangboche

On day 13, we will descend the Imja Khola valley and trek through the village of Dingboche. Dingboche is famous for its stone-walled potato fields and alpine pastures. On the way to Pangboche, you will also see kharkas (highland sheds) at Tsura, Orsho, and Shomare. The total distance that we will cover today from Chukhung to Pangboche is 9.8 kilometers (6 miles), and it will take around 4 to 5 hours. Eventually, we will reach Pangboche Village and stay overnight there.

  • Pangboche
  • 4 to 5 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,985m/13,074ft

Day 14: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

On this day, we will trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar via Tenboche. It takes around 6 to 7 hours. The total distance between Pangboche and Namche Bazaar is 9.4 miles / 15.12 kilometers. We will stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Namche
  • 5 to 6 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,440 m/12,249 ft

Day 15: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

On the 16th day, we will trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. Today, though most of the route is an easy downhill slope, the last section of the trail before arriving takes you uphill walking. We will reach Lukla passing Chumoa, Benkar, Phakding, and Chuthawa.

The total distance between Namche Bazaar and Lukla is 13.5 kilometers (8.3 miles). It takes around 6 to 7 hours to get from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. We hope you enjoyed the whole trek thoroughly. Stay overnight at a hotel in Lukla and celebrate your successful 3 Passes Trek with Base Camp Hike Pvt. Ltd.

  • Lukla
  • 6 to 7 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2,860m/9,381ft

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu

Today marks the end of our 16-day Three Passes Trek. Early morning, we will fly to Kathmandu. Upon reaching your hotel in Kathmandu, your trip will be finished.

  • 35 minutes
  • Breakfast
  • 1350m/4,429 ft

Includes and Excludes in PACKAGE

Here is the list of includes and excludes on Three High Passes Trekking package.

Package Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop off on Arrival and Departure
  • Meals on Trekking ( Main course: 16 X Breakfast, 15 X Lunch, 15 X Dinner )
  • Flight Tickets ( Kathmandu/Ramechhap – Lukla – Kathmandu/Ramechhap ) including Guide’s Flight
  • Airport Transfer from Your Hotel to Domestic Airport & Domestic Airport to Your Hotel ( 2 Times )
  • Twin-sharing Teahouse Accommodation with attached bathroom in Lukla, Phakding, and Namche Bazaar and Common bathrooms for the rest of the trekking
  • An experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, Government licensed Guide
  • Strong Porter ( 2 Guests = 1 Porter, Carries maximum 20kg to 23kg )
  • All Expenses of Guide and porter’s including their salary, insurance and meals 
  • Duffel Bag for trekking ( Should be returned after trekking )
  • All required trekking permits for TREKKING
  • First aid medical kit bag with Pulse Oximeter
  • Trekking Competition Certificate
  • Tax,  VAT, and Company Service Charge

Package Excludes:

  • Any types of  Drinks and Dessert Food
  • Accommodation and Meals during staying in Kathmandu
  • Costs arising from uncontrollable factors, such as weather, illness, Government policy changes, strikes, and physical limitations
  • All  types of of Personal nature expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, and Hot showers during the trekking
  • Travel Insurance ( not compulsory but recommend to have as it is adventure trekking )
  • Tip for the Guide and Porter
  • Other things which are not mentioned on INCLUDED
Everest Three Passes Trek Package

Frequently Asked Qestions(FAQs)

For those planning to do three passes on Everest, here we’ve questions and answers.

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Three Passes Trekking Reviews

Memorable 3 pass Trek

I did 3 pass trek with Guide Kamal in November 2019. It was a wonderful trip that I ever had. Guide Kamal did a fantastic job so that I became able to do such strenuous 3 passes.

Thank you Base Camp Hike for everything. I will again come for another trip.

Helen

Amazing trek with great guide and Company

We found this company while searching on Google. Before booking, we had many conversations through WhatsApp regarding the trip. Jayaram(owner) responded to our inquiry very promptly. It impressed me very much. We did Everest 3 passes trek with Guide Kamal and porter Tej. Guide, Kamal, and Porter Tej were very friendly. Both of them are very honest and professional. Nonetheless, we had great weather while hiking. So all in all, I highly recommended Kamal as Guide and Base Camp Hike Company.

Julia T

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