Everest Three Pass Trek

Everest Three Pass Trek
  • Duration19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 5545 M
  • Group Size 20
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
Everest Three Pass Trek Highlights

stunning close-up views of Mountains, unique culture and incredible landscape, trekking in the rich Buddhist culture, warm-friendly locals, traditional village, land of worlds heritage, high alpine valley's in the shade of the giant peaks of 'Mt. Everest'.

Everest Three pass trek Highlights

  • Some of the major Everest Three Passes Trek Highlights includes;
  •  Exciting Kathmandu City Tour to historical, religious and cultural sites around Kathmandu valley.
  • Scenic Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Sagarmatha National Park ( a UNESCO World Heritage Site), home to much endangered flora and fauna of this Khumbu region.
  • Namche Bazaar, the largest and highly facilitated town of Khumbu district 
  • Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery of this region.
  • Nepal highest and largest glacier lies on Everest Three Passes Trek routes i.e. the Khumbu Glacier and the Ngozumpa glacier.
  • Panoramic views of Himalayas from Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass, and Kongma La Pass viewpoints.
  • Gokyo Ri, considered as the best viewpoints for sunrise along with a panoramic 360-degree view of Himalayan Range's. 
  • Beautiful Gokyo Lake located near Gokyo village in a beautiful valley of Gokyo.
  • Kind-hearted and welcoming local people of this region.
  • Authentic local food, cultural and traditional programs, festivals and rituals, etc.

Everest Three Pass Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal as well as in the World. 3 Passes Trek is a complete package of Everest region trek that takes to famous high passes. That are Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass, etc. along with beautiful village and lakes of Gokyo Valley. 

This Everest 3 Pass Trek is very popular among adventures and challenges lovers. As the trails passing through these passes are risky, sloppy, rocky, slippery and tiring. Above all, the ultimate views from these points are out of this world and cannot be described with words. 

Trekker can observe some of the best views of Mt. Everest (8,848m) along with Makalu (8,481m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Nuptse (7,861m) and more from these 3 passes viewpoints. Besides that, another main attraction of Everest Three Pass Trek is the best sunrise views from Gokyo Ri (5,357m)along with panoramic views of the great Himalayas. Hence, popular for Everest Gokyo Lake Trek.

Throughout the Everest Three Pass Trek, we get to see and explore beautiful villages such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Thame, Lukla and more. All these villages have their own way of attracting and entertaining trekkers. 

Trekkers pass exciting suspension bridges over Dudh Kosi and Khumbu river, Sagarmatha National Park. oak and rhododendron forest, beautiful farmlands and valleys, etc. The largest monastery of the Khumbu Region, Tengboche Monastery lies in a beautiful village of Tengboche. 

The Everest Three Pass Trek package begins from Kathmandu valley with an exciting Kathmandu Valley Tour but the actual trip starts from Lukla. And trek to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, the largest town in the Khumbu region. Tengboche, and Dingboche. From Dingboche, the routes for Everest Base Camp Trek and Everest Three PassF Trek get separated. The trails to three Passes cross the highest glacier of Nepal The Khumbu Glacier (7,600m) and the largest glacier of Nepal, the Ngozumpa glacier. 

Adventurers who are physically fit and have the ability to walk steep trails can join us(Nepal Everest Base Camp Company) for this complete Everest Region Trekking Package (Everest 3 Passes Trek).

Everest Three PassTrek Difficulty

Honestly speaking, Everest Three Passes Trek is very difficult as compared to other treks in Nepal. Trekking over 3 High Passes which are over 5,000m is extremely difficult and tiring to climb. This trekking package is 19 days long which takes a lot of stamina and physical strength to complete. Trekkers have to walk for 6-8 hours a day in a sloppy, flat, rough, snowy, and rocky trail which adds extra difficulty to this trek. Hence, it is recommended to have preparation 2-3 months before trekking over 3 Passes. Teahouses along the routes are very satisfying for taking rest which provides some ease while trekking. But the magnificent views of Himalayas, glaciers, sky, and surroundings make you forget all your tiredness and sorrows and hypnotize you by its beauty.

Everest Three Passes Trek Distance

During this trek, trekkers encounter off-pitch, sloppy, slippery glacier, a narrow pathway also Place over 5,000 meters. As per the total distance of Everest Three Passes Trek, the distance is 165 Kilometers which takes 18 days to complete with 6-8 hours a day of hiking.

Best Time for Everest Three Pass Trek

Talking about Everest three Pass Trek best time, then Feb-May and September-November is the best time for Everest 3 passes trek. These months are the peak and most favorable season for trekking over three passes. Spring and Autumn season falls on this month which offers crystal clear view of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks. The weather during these seasons are favorable as days are warmer and nights are cooler (bearable).

Besides the spring and autumn season, trekkers only visit during offseason during winter (December-February) and summer/monsoon( June-August) to take extreme adventure and excitement in life.


If you planning for this trip then let us have an opportunity to make your trip memorable. We (Nepal Everest Base Camp) believes in quality services and client satisfaction. We offer you a decade experienced guide with fluent English speaking skills, porters to carry your bags for u, etc. Along with Everest Three Passes Trek, you can add Everest Base Camp Trek for extra adventure and excitement.  

Everest Three Pass Trek Itinerary

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu(1,400m)
  • Day 02:Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03:Scenic Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 3 hours.
  • Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - 5 to 6 hours.
  • Day 05:Acclimatization in Namche (3,440m.)
  • Day 06:Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) - 5 to 6 hours.
  • Day 07:Trek From Tengboche to Dingboche (4,350m) - 5 to 6 hours.
  • Day 08:Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4,700m) - 6 to 7 hours
  • Day 09:Chukkung to Kongma La Pass (5,536m) and Lobuche (4,940m) - 6 to 7 hours.
  • Day 10:Lobuche to Dzongla (4,830m) - 3 to 4 hours.
  • Day 11:Dzongla to Cho La Pass (5,420m) and Thangnag (4,356m) .
  • Day 12:Trek From Tangnag to Gokyo (4,800m).
  • Day 13:Acclimatization at Gokyo.
  • Day 14:Cross Renjo La Pass (5,435m) to Lunde (4,380m).
  • Day 15:Lunde to Thame (3,800m).
  • Day 16:Thame to Namche
  • Day 17:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840m).
  • Day 18:Flight back to Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.
  • Day 19:Final Depature.

After arrival at Kathmandu Valley, our representative/crew member will pick you up from the airport. And, take you to your hotel at Thamel, the central point of tourists in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.

    Today is the day for Kathmandu City Tour which is a 1-day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. That takes you to different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our guide. After having early morning breakfast we start the Kathmandu tour to sacred Buddhist and Hindu temples Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. Then. We visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. All these sites are enlisted UNESCO World heritage sites. Tour ends In the evening and our crew member will drop you to your Hotel.

       We take an early morning scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes 30 - 35 minutes to reach. During the flight, you can see the snow capped mountains and greenery hills and forests, rivers, villages and more. From Lukla, we start our hike to Phakding passing through the forest and crossing Dudh Koshi River over suspension bridges. In Phakding you can climb to the Gompa to see your first glimpse of the high peaks. Overnight at Phakding.

        From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zampatti which offers an excellent view of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m.) and enters the Sagarmatha National Park also called Everest National Park ( a UNESCO World Heritage Site). 

          The fifth day at Namche is a rest day for the proper acclimatization with some excursion. We can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the remarkable mountains peaks views such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, etc. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillary School and Khunde Hospital and then back to Namche. In Namche Bazaar, you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving and very welcoming Sherpa and Rai people.

            This day we leave Namche bazaar, walk for some time along the ridge, and then descend to Dudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka. Then after crossing the bridge, we ascend in the steep path up to the Tengboche. On reaching Tengboche you will see the ancient monastery which is the largest monastery of this region. Overnight at Tengboche Guesthouse.

              From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take slow and easy steps to avoid altitude sickness. Overnight at Dingboche Guesthouse.

                Today is another day for acclimatization with only two hours of walk. We will have a short trip to Chhukung Valley via the Imja Khola Valley. We get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall.

                  This day is difficult as we cross the Kongma La pass. At first, we walk in the plain area of the valley and then ascend the steep path to the Kongma La pass amid the crags of this outlying ridge from nearby Nuptse. From the pass, we descend steeply to the Khumbu Glacier (the highest glacier in Nepal). We cross the glacier and head to Lobuche.

                    This day we trek to Zongla toward the Cho La pass. We ascend gently on the flank of the Lobuche and descend slowly to the foot of the Cho La pass where we set up camp and stay overnight.

                      This day we cross another high pass, Cho La Pass. We have to walk in the steep path over rock boulders that makes climbing very difficult. But, the views of glaciers are breathtaking. Cho La Pass offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Then, descended down on another side of the pass and trek to Thangnag for overnight stay. 

                        We walk along the glacier route until we reach Gokyo. The trek is easier over flat path following the Dudh Koshi River up to Gokyo. It is a windy valley and situated near the Gokyo lake. Get stunned by the immense natural beauty of Dudh Pokhari Lake and Gokyo Lake. 

                          We take a resting break at Gokyo and explore the Gokyo valley. Gokyo is a trade center where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers. Beautiful Gokyo village resides by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal.

                            Early morning we cross the Renjo La pass. From the pass, we can see the views of Everest, Lhotse, and surrounding mountains. Along with the beautiful scenery of the Gokyo Lake and Gokyo village below the Ngozumpa glacier. Then, descended down on a stone staircase to Lunde where we stay overnight. 

                              On this day we trek down to Thame, a sprawling village. The village of Thame offers stunning views of the mountains like Thamserku, Kantenga, Kusum Kangguru, etc. here you can explore the village and visit the monastery established around 300 years ago.

                                Today, we begin our walking in the flat trail and then descending to Thamo. In Thamo you can visit the Khari Gompa where you find Nuns and Monks. Then we head to Namche Bazaar. And, overnight there.

                                  Finally, we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoy the wonderful views of mountain peaks and its nearby surroundings along with exploration around the Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse.

                                    Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains, recently visited for one last time on the 35-minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, you dropped back to your hotel for overnight.

                                      The trip ends, our Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal. And wishing you a safe flight back home. 

                                        Cost Details
                                        What is Included
                                        • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
                                        • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
                                        • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
                                        • Trekking Guide with Insurance
                                        • Trekking Porters if needed with Insurance
                                        • Flight ticket for guide Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
                                        • Flight ticket for Clients Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
                                        • First Aid kit.
                                        • Two nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu 2 Star level hotel with bed- and- breakfast basis, (If you like to have a standard Hotel accommodations please do let us know).
                                        • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
                                        • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
                                        • Tims card (Trekking information management system) as like a permit.
                                        • Free use Company's duffel bag.
                                        • Emergence of helicopter rescue (pay by your insurance)
                                        • Day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, car/van/bus and tour guide
                                        • All needed Government fee.
                                        What is not Included
                                        • International Airfare.
                                        • Food in Kathmandu lunch and dinner.
                                        • Your travel insurance.
                                        • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get a visa open on your arrival)
                                        • Any kind of drink.
                                        • Tips for Guide and Porters
                                        • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu (Due to delayed departure or early arrival from mountains)
                                        • Donation
                                        • Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.
                                        Good to Know

                                        Food and Accommodation

                                        At Everest Three Pass Trek, you will be staying at five nights at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche which is 3 nights in rooms with a private attached bathroom, and eleven nights at the standard rooms at Thame, Lungden, Gokyo which is 2 nights, Dzongla, Lobuche 2 nights, Chhukung, Gorak Shep, Thangnak, Pheriche (twin sharing). You can also enjoy hot showers at these lodges by paying a small fee. You may also require two nights hotel stay before and after the trek, but it is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all sorts of budgets and tastes.

                                        We hand-select the lodges for fresh, hygienic, tasty, and food. The menu consists of traditional, Asian, and Western cuisine, but as we climb up, the menu will become shorter. Make sure to try Nepali foods - Dal (lentil), Bhat (rice), Tarkari (curry), Momos (dumplings), and Chow Mein (noodles). 

                                        We highly recommend you take lots of liquids - green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup(must). Similarly, we also advise you to eat fresh vegetables. Though plenty of non-veg items are available at the trek regions, we do not recommend them because the meat could be hygienic. We also encourage you to lessen your intake of dairy items, alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates.

                                        Best Time and Weather

                                        September to November is the peak time for the year to go at the Everest Three Pass Trek. The sky is cloudless and the views are breathtaking to behold. Plus, it is the best time to visit Nepal because these are the months of festivals here like several Jataras, Dashain, Tihar, Chhath, etc happens in these months. 

                                        The temperature also ranges from 15-25-°C (59-77-°F), perfect to travel. The other best time of the year to go on the Everest 3 Passes Trek is from March to May. The climate usually stays hot in the lower regions and moderate in the upper parts. Temperature ranges from 15-20-°C (59-68 °F). As the winter has just ended this time of the year welcomes many spring vegetations and flowers.

                                        Major Viewpoint of Everest Three Pass Trek

                                        As this is the high pass trek at the Khumbu, the trail goes across over the Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,420m) and Renjo La (5,360m) passes, which are the main attraction for the trip. From there, you are rewarded with breathtaking mountain scenery, incredible glacier, and peaceful lakes. Likewise, Mt. Everest Base Camp (5,360m), Khumbu Icefall, the most popular viewpoint –Kalapatthar (5,555m), Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Peak (5,360m), and Nagjumba Glacier are the main attractions for the Everest 3 Passes Trek. 

                                        In addition, Everest View Hotel; where you can see the amazing panoramic view of mountains that also includes Mt. Everest, Khumjung Village; Khumjung Monastery with Yeti Skull, Edmund Hillary School, beautiful Sherpa Village at the lap of Mt. Khumbila or Khumbu Yül-Lha (5,761m) - protector deity of the Khumbu, Tengboche which is one of the biggest monasteries in the Khumbu and wonderful mountains view, Nangkartshang Peak (5,615m); which is located at above the Dingboche Village with world highest three mountains scenery that also includes Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516m). Similarly, Naturally gifted Namche Bazaar, the homeland for Everest Submitters, Sherpa’s unique culture and tradition, Saturday markets, etc. are other remarkable aspects to view from the Everest Three Pass Trek. UNESCO's world heritage site listed Sagarmatha National Park as the highest national park in the world and is one of the major attractions.