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Country

Nepal

Duration

20

Trip Difficulty

moderate-to-strenuous

Group Size

1 to 20

Accommodation

Trekkers Hut

Max

5545m

Trip Type

Trekking and Tour

Meals

Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

$1,670

4.97

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No. of Persons

Price Per Person in USD 

  • 1-1

    $1,780

  • 2-5

    $1,670

  • 6-11

    $1,630

  • 12-20

    $1,590

Trip Highlights

  • Trek a circuit around the entire Everest region.
  • Amazing views of the highest mountains in the world.
  • Cross three challenging 5,000 m passes: Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La.
  • Leave the crowds of the Everest Base Camp trek behind.
  • Along with the adventure, you can get a close insight into the life of the Himalayan Sherpa people.
  • You will catch the finest views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar (5545 meters).

Three Passes Trek: An Overview

The Everest Three High Passes Trek is an epic journey that takes trekkers across the three highest passes in the Khumbu region – Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft), and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft). This trek not only allows trekkers to summit Everest Base Camp but also to traverse these spectacular passes and take in the stunning Himalayan views.

The trek begins with a flight to Lukla, a gateway to the Everest region, and then continues to Namche Bazaar, the main trading center in the region. After spending From Lukla, we hike through Sherpa villages, lush agricultural fields, and scenic landscapes along the Dudh Koshi River. As we officially enter Sagarmatha National Park just above Monjo, we slowly make our way to the village of Namche Bazaar. Here and beyond, we gain a deeper understanding of the Sherpa culture, learning about their way of life and traditions.

We then arrive at the majestic Tengboche Monastery, where we can recharge our energies and soothe our souls. Throughout the trek, we take our time to slowly acclimatize and take full advantage of the landscape.

Additionally, Sagarmatha National Park is also another amazing destination for a thrilling adventure. Located in the Khumbu Region of Nepal, the park is home to some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks. The park is a paradise for nature lovers, with its varied flora and fauna, including endangered species such as snow leopards, red pandas, musk deer, and Himalayan tahr. It is also home to over 118 species of birds, including the Himalayan Monal, Nepal’s national bird.

The park is divided into three high passes, namely LuklaDingboche, and Tengboche, providing access to several trails and sights. Trekkers can take in the beautiful scenery as they make their way through the passes, with views of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, and other snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

Furthermore, The Three High Passes of Everest is an amazing experience that should be on every adventurer’s bucket list. From the Cho La Pass, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the highest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest. From the Kongma La Pass, you can marvel at the stunning views of the surrounding landscape. And from the Renjo La Pass, you can experience incredible views of the surrounding mountains. When you take the journey to the Three High Passes of Everest, you will undoubtedly be left in awe of the beauty of the Himalayan region.

This is a trek that is sure to leave you speechless, with memories that will last a lifetime. So, if you’re looking for an unforgettable trekking experience, be sure to check out the Everest Three Pass Trek.

Elevation & Map of Three Passes Trek

Our journey starts with a flight from Lukla to Namche and continues our trek on foot into the Everest region. We will take in the sights of rolling green hills and snow-capped mountains as we hike through traditional Sherpa villages. At Namche, we can take a rest and take in the incredible views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks.

Next, we head for Tyangboche to view the incredibly well-preserved Tengboche monastery and catch the spectacular views of the panoramic mountains from a nearby hill. Dingboche follows and with it comes splendid views of majestic snow-capped peaks, deep gorges, and alpine forests.

The last high pass of our journey awaits us at Chhukung. We will hike through rugged terrain filled with pristine glacial lakes and ascend the steep Chhukung Ri to get the majestic views of Mt. Ama Dablam and Lhotse.

The highest elevation you can attain is the Kala Patthar elevation, at an impressive 5,545 m. It offers some of the most breathtaking views of majestic mountains, Khumbu Glacier, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Everest, and the other Himalayan peaks.

Our last destination on this high-elevation adventure will be Gokyo Ri (5420m) where incomparable panoramic views of all the major peaks of the Everest region will await us, including Cholatse, Kangtega, Nurse, and Ama Dablam. We will stay in Gokyo for a night and take an early morning trek to the spectacular Renjo La Pass (5338m) through rolling hills and pine forests.

We will then trek from Lungden to Thame, taking around 5 hours in total. After this we will be headed back to Lukla, to catch our return flight to Kathmandu.

Itenary, Foods & Accommodations

Our carefully crafted itinerary guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience while exploring the highest mountain on Earth. From the beginning at Namche Bazaar to the Everest Base Camp, you will be immersed in an unforgettable journey. To make sure you are prepared, please take your time to review our itinerary, which includes all the necessary items for a safe and comfortable trek.

Our team includes an experienced English-speaking guide, an assistant guide, and Sherpa porters to carry luggage, as well as their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging. Moreover, you will get to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, learn about the culture of the Sherpa people and visit famous landmarks.

Once you reach the end of the 22 Days Itinerary of Three Passes Trek, you will be mesmerized by the sheer beauty of the majestic Himalayan range. This unique journey provides the perfect balance of adventure, culture, and nature. If you are looking for the best Himalayan trekking experience, this is a trek you have to add to your bucket list.

Foods

During the Three Passes Trek, you’ll have the chance to sample a variety of local foods. In Kathmandu, you can try traditional Nepali cuisines such as Momos, a type of steamed dumpling, and Dal Bhat, a combination of rice, lentils, and vegetables. You’ll also have the opportunity to try Tibetan food like Tsampa, a type of roasted barley flour, and Thukpa, a hearty noodle soup.

During the trek, you’ll get to sample plenty of home-cooked meals prepared by the local people. You’ll be able to try delicious dishes such as Sherpa stew and vegetable curries. You’ll also get to try the local delicacies such as Yak cheese and Yak butter tea.

Accommodation

Accommodation during the Three Passes Trek is varied, depending on your budget and preference. In Kathmandu, you can stay in comfortable guesthouses and hotels. During the trek, you’ll stay in local tea houses. These small mountain lodges provide basic but comfortable beds, hot showers, and delicious meals.

For those who are looking for a more luxurious experience, there are a few high-end hotels in the Everest region. These provide amenities such as private rooms, 24-hour electricity, and hot water.

No matter where you decide to stay, you’ll be sure to have a memorable and comfortable stay during your Three Passes Trek.

So, if you’re looking for an adventure of a lifetime, the Three Passes Trek is the trek for you. With its stunning views, unique experiences, and friendly locals, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for an amazing journey!

Best Season For Everest Three High Passes

The best time to go to the region is between early spring (late March to May) and late autumn (mid-September to late November) in the Everest region.

Spring offers a warm climate and blooming gardens, while Autumn brings clear blue skies with magnificent views of the snow-covered peaks. The temperature is mild during this time, which is perfect for trekking.

During Spring, the snow generally melts away and the trails become clearer, making it easier to navigate. The weather is generally good and temperatures range from 10 degrees to 16 degrees Celsius. It is also a great time for wildlife spotting.

In Autumn, the temperatures range from 0 to 11 degrees Celsius, providing an ideal environment for trekking. The skies are usually clear and you can see the Everest region’s snow-covered peaks.

The trek includes crossing three high-altitude passes, Kongma La Pass (5535m), Cho La Pass (5368m), and Renjo La Pass (5388m). The trek will provide you with a unique experience as you traverse through beautiful landscapes, mountain vistas, and high passes.

When preparing for the trek, you should make sure that you are well-prepared in terms of physical conditioning, clothing, and equipment. Make sure you bring enough water, food, and warm clothing. It would be best if you also take necessary safety measures during the trek.

Detail Itinerary

Includes

Includes

  • All transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Three night’s accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu city tours with a tour with a experienced tour guide and a vehicle.
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available tea houses lodge during the trek including private bathroom in Lukla. Phakding and Namche..
  • A highly Experienced professional trekking guide and porters (1 porter for 2 pax) with their food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag (to be returned).
  • Trekking map for a group and trekking achievement certificate.
  • First aid medical Kit.
  • All required permit for the trekking.
  • Government tax/vat and office service charge.

Excludes

  • International airfare.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Major foods ( Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Nepal entry visa fee 15 days 25$, 30 days 40$ and 90 days 100$.
  • Soft drinks, hard drinks and water.
  • Entry fees of Kathmandu world heritage sites.
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses.
  • Hot shower, Battery charge, Wi-Fi during the trekking period.
  • Tips and gratitude for the staffs.

Route Map

Everest Three Pass Trek map

Equipments Checklist

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Frequently Asked Questions.

How challenging is the three-pass trek?

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The three-pass trek is a challenging mountain adventure for trekkers. It involves crossing three high mountain passes over 5300m, hiking to viewpoints above 5300m three times, and spending eight nights above 4500m. To complete this trek successfully, you need prior high-altitude trekking experience and strong stamina for daily 6-hour walks on mountain trails. It also requires self-motivation and good health.

Should I do the three passes trek clockwise or anticlockwise?

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The most commonly practiced route for this trek is anticlockwise, as it helps with acclimatization and offers a comfortable path to the passes. Starting from Kongma La and ending at Renjo La, you’ll gradually pass through Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Chola Pass, Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri, and Renjo La Pass. Taking an extra day in Dingboche (4410m) and heading to Kongma La (5480m) via Chhakung (4600m) is a well-planned acclimatization strategy for high altitude. If you start the trek from Renjo La the other way, you’d have to acclimatize at 3700m in Lumde and face a much harder ascent to cross the 5360m high pass.

What are the main attractions of the three-pass trek?

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The major attractions of the three-pass trek include Namche Bazar, Tyangboche Monastery, Kongma La Pass, Everest Base Camp, Chola Pass, Ngozumba Glacier, Gokyo lakes, Gokyo Ri, Renjo Pass, and Thame village.

Which are the three highest passes of the Everest region?

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The three highest passes of the Everest region are Kongma La Pass, Chola Pass, and Renjo La Pass.

What are the three high passes on this trek?

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The three high passes include crossing the three passes which include Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass. These passes offer extraordinary panoramic views and add to the challenge of the trek.

Is the Everest Three Passes Trek physically demanding?

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Yes, the trek is considered physically demanding due to the challenging terrain, high altitudes, and the need to cross high mountain passes. Trekkers should be in excellent physical condition and have experience with high-altitude trekking.

How long does the Everest Three Passes Trek last?

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The number of trekking days depends on the travel operator you are booking with and the itinerary you have selected. We give you a 20-day journey on this trek, which includes rest days for acclimatization and trekking days. It’s made to help you get used to the high elevations while enjoying most of the area.

What permits are required for the EBC Three Pass trek?

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You’ll need two main permits including the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. You can get these permits in Kathmandu if you are traveling through a travel agency; they will help you get them. 

How hard is the Everest three-pass trek? Is it worth it?

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The Everest Three Passes Trek offers challenging yet rewarding experiences, including breathtaking vistas of iconic peaks, unique cultural experiences, and a sense of accomplishment. It requires well-prepared individuals with high-altitude experience, physical fitness, proper gear, and experienced guides for enhanced safety and enjoyment.

Reviews

Adamc

Germany

We had an awesome time in the mountain region !!!! We had a very good guide called Sudip and the whole trek was expertly organized by the Ganesh! Recommend it very much. Join Third Eye Adventure for the trek. They are the best trekking agency in Nepal.

Matthias H

Dublin, Ireland

We went to Everest base camp trek and Gokyo Ri. We were satisfied with Third Eye Adventure company program and schedule. The guide was very helpful and explained us about the places while trekking. We shall definitely recommend the service of Third Eye Adventure for exploring.

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Albert

Costa Rica

I will never forget the Three Passes Trek I experienced with my husband after our third anniversary. From the top of the three challenging passes of Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La, the views of the world’s highest mountains were simply breathtaking. I was also able to leave the crowds behind from the Everest Base Camp trek and get an insight into the life of the Himalayan Sherpa people. The scenery was simply awe-inspiring and the hospitality of the people was second to none. The highlight of the trek was catching the finest views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar (5545 meters) – a sight that will remain with me for a lifetime.

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