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Do you want to get a taste of what it feels like to be an adventurer? Would you like to explore some of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains and valleys? A trek on the Everest High passes and through the Everest Base Camp will allow you to experience all this and more. The Everest high passes trek is a demanding hike that explores around Khumbu valley. It takes place in eastern Nepal and consists of a series of steep climbs and descents over terrain littered with rock and ice.
Everest Base Camp with 3 Passes Trekking is one of the most adventurous treks in Nepal. It is a circular trek, which covers the whole of Sagarmatha National Park. The trek begins from Lukla to Namche Bazaar, covering some of the most spectacular high passes on the way. The highlight of this trek is that it provides you with an opportunity to climb three high passes – Kongma La, Renjo La, and Cho La. The ascent up these passes are demanding but they are not technically difficult to climb. The views from these passes are just breathtaking and they provide excellent photo opportunities.
With the increased demand for Everest Base Camp Trek, we are offering different variations of the treks in Khumbu valley. Everest 3 Passes Trek is just one of the variations that people can choose from. This variation is very suitable for people who want to enjoy an adventurous climb while still being able to enjoy the views that can be seen in other routes.
|No of People||Price|
|01 Person||USD 1909 / per person|
|02 – 05 Person||USD 1478 / per person|
|06 – 09 Person||USD 1394 / per person|
|10 Person Above||USD 1336 / per person|
Welcome to the city of temples and the country of the Himalayas. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a name card written your name. We will transfer you to the hotel. We will introduce you to the tour leader and have a short meeting about the tour.
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas on your flight to Lukla. It’s one of the most adventurous flights rated by top-rated websites and travel magazines. The flight takes approximately 30 minutes. Try to get your seat on the left side of the plane.
Once we commence our trek, we will pass through Chaurikharka, Chheplung, Ghat, Phakding, etc. Phakding is a small town with the majority of houses made for accommodation.
The trail starts with gentle ascending before we reach Monjo. We will stop in Jorsalle for our lunch and continue further to Hilary Bridge through beautiful pine forests. Once we cross the bridge, the trail passes through steep ascending towards Namche Bazaar.
Namche is considered the gateway of the Khumbu / Everest region. It is a beautiful town with numerous activities available for trekkers. Pool House, Nescafe Coffee, Bakery, Modern Lodges, Internet, Telephone, Laundry, Bank, Money Changer, Equipment shop, etc., it got everything.
Today is our rest and acclimatization day. We will do acclimatization hikes to nearby places. The leader will give you different options such as Khumjung and Khunde hike, Everest View Hotel Hike, Thame Hike or National Park headquarter visit. The evening will be free for exploring Namche Bazaar.
We will ascend towards the national park headquarter and follow the gentle trail to Kyanjuma. We may stop for a short tea break before we start descending to Phungi Thanga for our lunch. We will cross the Dudh Koshi river and start steep ascending to Tengboche village. We have the opportunity to stop in Tengboche village or descend another 30 minutes to Debuche village. Tengboche monastery is considered as one of the largest and most famous monasteries of Khumbu valley.
We will follow the Imja Khola towards a beautiful village named Pangboche (3,930M). Pangboche is home to many renowned Everest climbers. This village is the home of brave Sherpas. The spectacular views of the Himalayas seen from the village are incomparable. We will continue for about an hour to stop for lunch in Somare.
We will follow a gentle trail until we cross a small stream from where the trail becomes steeper before we see a beautiful image of Dingboche village.
This is our second rest and acclimatization day. We will do a day hike to Nagarkhang Peak (approximately 5000 meters) from where we will witness spectacular Himalayan beauty. The summit offers great views of several Himalayan peaks including Makalu, Thamserku, Amadablam, Cholatse, Tabuche, Lobuche, Kusum Kangaro, etc.
We will return to Dingboche for lunch have a free evening for rest and relaxation.
The trail passes through stone-walled fields and Imja Khola valley before entering the moraines of glaciers amidst towering Himalayas. We will reach the town of Chhukung, go get food for lunch and start climbing to Chhukung Ri. Although the climb to the summit of Chhukung Ri is not a easy one, the panoramic view from the summit is incomparable.
We will wake up early in the morning to start the hike to Kongma La Pass before the sun comes up. It’s a tough day for us, difficult and rocky trail and walking in the high altitude is not going to be easy
The top of the pass is marked with prayer flags. Once we reach the top, we will eat our packed lunch and start descending to Lobuche
The first part of the trek until we walk over the glaciers is pretty easy. Once we start ascending over the glaciers, the trail becomes harder due to rocky terrain and low Oxygen level at high altitudes. Once we cross the glacier, we will get a glimpse of Gorakshep village.
We will take quick lunch in Gorakshep and continue our journey to Everest Base Camp before it’s too late. The journey takes about 5 hours to visit Everest Base Camp and return to Gorakshep.
We will wake up early in the morning to start the hike to Kalatthar before the sun comes up. The climb is difficult for its worth. Kalapatthar is the most famous viewpoint of Khumbu valley known for towering Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest.
Descending to Gorakshep, we will grab our breakfast and start walking to Lobuche then continue another 4 hours to reach Dzongla. The trail is pretty flat throughout. Dzongla is the last village before crossing Chola Pass.
The Chola Pass is a difficult trek for beginners, but it offers some amazing views. We will have to wake up early morning and start ascending towards Chola Pass before sunrise. The climb is gradual. Crossing the Chola Pass is strenuous and can be dangerous in winter. You will need to be at your best as the initial descend from the pass soon becomes narrow and steep and can be dangerous in case the trail is wet and icy.
Gokyo Ri (5,403M / 17,726FT) is known for its amazing views of most mountains in the Everest region. Hiking to this viewpoint for sunrise or sunset is undoubtedly magnificent. Gokyo Ri with no doubt gives us unforgettable memories for a lifetime. It is one of the most spectacular or indescribable places of our adventure. The walk is about 3/4 hours from Gokyo Lakes.
Once we descend, we will wait for our lunch or we can visit the 4th and 5th lakes (optional) for further spectacular Himalayan views. Please consult with the guide. Or it’s a good idea to take a rest as we have a big day tomorrow.
Today is one of the biggest days of our journey. It’s going to be a difficult walk to the top of the pass. The trail from Gokyo starts will gentle climbing and comes with steeping climbing before we reach the top of Renjo La. Renjo La pass offers some excellent views of Gokyo valley and a memorable view of several Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest. Lungden is the first village once we cross the Renjola Pass.
The trail from Lungden to Namche is mostly downhill. We will walk via Marulung village (4,210M) before reaching Thame (3,820M). Thame is one of the popular villages of this region. This village also got a centuries-old Buddhist monastery. This is a beautiful Sherpa village hosting world famous mountaineers situated on the west of Khumbu region. From here we may have some good views of Rolwaling Himalayan peaks. Continuing our trek further we will reach Namche Bazaar.
We will take steep descending to Jorsalle village and continue further to Phakding for our lunch breakfast. We are coming towards the end of our 11 night 12 days trek. Once we reach Lukla, we will conclude our walking and prepare for the flight to Kathmandu next day. Say goodbye to your porters.
We will go to the airport in the morning to catch our adventurous flight to Kathmandu. It’s going to be a breathtaking flight and an adventurous experience. It’s recommended seating on the right side of the airplane for some beautiful views of the Himalayas. Upon landing in Kathmandu, we will collect our luggage and head towards our hotel. Free afternoon to rest and relax.
We have a free day in Kathmandu before catching our international flight. Lukla flight often gets weather issues and flight cancellations / delays and this day is used on potential problems. You have a free day for shopping for gifts for your friends and families.
Meals and Accommodation: The Everest 3 high passes trek is based on the lodges / tea houses. So, we eat and sleep at them. In Kathmandu, we provide accommodation with only breakfast. Accommodation on the trek will be a private room however bathrooms and toilets will be shared with other rooms.
The meals on the trek will be locally and mostly prepared using ingredients from local areas most of the time, but Kathmandu offers a wide variety of basic to high-quality luxury burgers. On the trek, only a limited number of locally prepared meals are available. Places like Lungden, Marlung, Thaknak, Dzongla provide only basic food and accommodation
Best Season for the Trek: Spring and autumn are considered better for Everest High Passes Trekking. The best time to trek to 3 passes is usually during the dry season, from September to early December and late March to early June. In the winter and spring, there is a chance of snow on some of the high-altitude passes and the passes may even close, while rainfall can make parts of the trail impassable in monsoon even though the trek can be done in the monsoon / rainy season. Autumn ensures a clear and dry high-mountain pass with a good chance of a clear view of Mt. Everest and other peaks.
The best months for Everest High Passes Trek are late March, April, May, early June, September, October, November, and early December. The Spring Season begins in March and runs until May, while the Fall season runs from September through November. The main reason for having a narrow window is that the mountains on each side of the valley will be filled with snow and ice and can prove treacherous for trekkers. The passes; Kongma La, Chola, and Renjola might get closed from late December to early March.
This trekking route is one of the most popular treks in the world and many people flock to do it each year. It has been designated as a “significant cultural property” by the UNESCO World Heritage Center, which has called it “the jewel of Nepal.
The prices are different based on the number of people traveling together. The larger the group size, the lower the price will be. For example, the price for 1 person will be higher than the price per person based on 2 people. Similarly, comparing to the prices per person for 2 – 5 people traveling together will be higher than the prices per person for 6 – 9 people traveling together. However, the prices you will see at the time of the booking will be final regardless of price changes in the future.
We accept all major currencies such as USD, EUR, CAD, AUD, SGD, MYR, GBP, THB, CHF, JPY, HKD, etc. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.
April-early June, and September–early December are considered the best months for this trek. Three passes trek is not doable in mid winter; late December to early March. June – August is monsoon season so there might be some rain showers in these months while the pass might get closed due to heavy snow from late December to early March. Winter is extremely cold as well.
The trek has free cancellation 60 days before departure. Any cancellations received within 60 days of departure will incur 15% cancellation fees of the total tour price.
We will be eating and sleeping in the lodges for the whole trek (Day 2 to Day 17 morning). Generally, rice, noodles, pasta, vegetables, curry, potatoes, eggs, sandwiches, burgers, etc. are available. Meat is available in few places and it’s highly recommended to avoid it due to hygiene reasons.
The lodges will have twin sharing rooms. In most cases, we will provide you a private room or twin sharing rooms however in rare cases you may need to share the rooms with other travelers (especially if you are traveling alone).
Very good question. Usually, a person with previous multiday hiking experiences is welcome to join our treks. If you do not have previous hiking experiences but still if you are able to walk for 6-7 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board. This route is one of the difficult routes for trekking and only people with above-average fitness are recommended to join this route.
This trek is not suitable to do with kids. We recommend anyone below 12 years to avoid this trek.
We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 7 years to 22 years. All our guides are the Ministry of Tourism trained and licensed by the Nepal Government.
Himalayan Leisure were great in organising our trek through to Everest Base Camp and to the 3 high passes. Our guide was a great guy who went out of his way to ensure we were always cared for, safe, and enjoying our travels. We highly recommend Himalayan Leisure for visiting the Everest Region.