Everest Three High PassesEverest Three High Passes

Everest Three High Passes

  • Crossing three high passes of Khumbu in the shade of Mt. Everest with spectacular scenery
  • In between worlds highest peaks into pristine wilderness remorseless fields of ice and glaciers
  • Exploring remote Sherpa villages of immense Buddhist culture and age-old traditional custom
  • Exceptional views from Renjo-la-Tsho-la and Kongma-la with visit of Everest base camp.

Adventure over scenic high passes of Renjo-Tsho and Kongma-La

Everest three passes trek or Khumbus high passes is a unique adventurous trek that takes beyond from standard Everest base camp trail crossing completely mesmerizing and incredible passes of Everest region, Renjo La Pass (5,388m /17,513 ft), Cho La Pass (5,380 m /17,650 ft) and Kongma La Pass (5,535m / 18,159).

These are undoubtedly the most unique and awesome destination a truly a life time experience for the hard core trekkers this is totally a combination of all highlights that trekking in Khumbu has to offer, this trip leads to the worlds highest Everest Camp with a view of notorious Khumbu Ice fall and its Glaciers. This trip is purely for hard trekkers a true adventure in the most popular Everest region of Nepal within the highest world heritage at Sagarmatha National Park.

Unlike mountaineering and climbing expeditions, this Everest Three Passes offers strenuous effort but with less technical skill and challenge, but an adventurous challenge of its own kind as this trek leads to the three most incredible high passes of Everest / Khumbu region via hidden trails enclosed with giant peaks.

Traversing these three high passes is a pure challenge for some people with a life time experience.

This adventure starts with a short scenic flight to Lukla from here following the main Everest Base Camp trekking route up to Namche bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu region with officials headquarters, ATMs, Internet, Shops and other facilities.

After a good acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, route leads to Thame village and Lungdhen, then moving on to cross the first pass at Renjo-la which takes down to the beautiful mountain lake at Gokyo, spending two nights in , then heading towards Everest Base Camp crossing another second pass of Cho-la often spelled as Tsho-la.

Then the trail leads to Everest base camp via Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar, 5,545 meters / 18,192 ft and lofty Mt. Pumori, after a wonderful time at Base Camp and hike to Kalapatthar with tremendous awesome scenery of surrounding giant mountains with Everest in mere distance, the trek leads back to Lobuche for the last and the highest pass of this trip at Khongma-la 5,535 meters then heading back on the main trail back to Lukla via the famed Thyangboche Monastery and Namche Bazaar concluding this mind blowing adventure with Himex Nepal with a short scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

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On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.

First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Everest Three Pass trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.

    Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day.

    After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day flight to Lukla for Everest Three pass trek.

      Morning a super scenic flight of 30 minutes brings you at Lukla. Lukla airport is also known as Tenzing –Hillary Airport and Luka is assessable either by air or by trek from the old classic route by Jiri or from Arun Valley, from Lukla start our trek to Phakding for overnight stop.

        On this day we walk up to the bank of the Dudh Koshi River and cross the suspension bridge. A few hours of trek will take us to the entrance gate to visit National Park, Monjo. We further walk for few hours to reach Namche.

        Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region with many Nepalese officials, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a police check, post and a bank, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. You can buy your essential climbing equipments and other stuffs here in Namche if needed, overnight at Namche Bazaar.

          Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and short hikes.

          Namche is a perfect place for acclimatization spending an extra day in Namche helps to acclimatize our body in higher altitude and avoid the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday market once a week where one can explore its exciting vicinity.

            A moderate and a short day walks to Thame, morning walk through the forest and follow Bhote Koshi River to reach the village of Thamu, then following the river to reach a small suspension bridge, with awesome Buddhist Rock Wall Paintings on the wall at the hill, crossing the bridge, trek for less than half hour to reach the small settlement of Thame.

            Thame is famous for being the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay (one of the first person to climb over Mt. Everest) and of Apa Sherpa a record holder climbing 20th time on top of Mt. Everest.

              Leaving Thame, head to Marlung following Bhote Koshi River, passing villages of Thyangmoche and Hungmo, and then trekking past few remote smaller yak herders shades within sparse vegetation on route arid and barren zone.

              The trail leads past Taranga, through the yak field to reach Marlung village for overnight stop.

                Morning walk leads to Lungden passing through authentic Himalayan Villages that blends into the surrounding landscape; on the old Trans Himalayan salt trade route of Nepal and Tibet which is towards north direction the Nangpa-La pass to Tibet frontier.

                Walk continues for few more hours to reach the small village of Lungdeng for overnight stop in a quiet and serene environment with views of Kongde peaks.

                  Leaving Lungden, following the trail leading to the frozen ponds below Renjo La pass, offering fantastic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu with Cholatse and Taboche, and then cross Renjo La pass, the most difficult section of this trekking to reach the valley of Gokyo for overnight stop.

                    Optional walks morning hike to Gokyo Ri for super views of worlds 4 highest peaks of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu at one glance with other smaller peaks includes beautiful Gokyo Lake and Khumbu’s longest Ngozumba glacier which starts from the base of Mt. Cho Oyu that straddles the border with Tibet.

                    After a great moment walk back to Gokyo and continue to Thagnag along glacier and moraines, to reach a small settlement at Thagnag for overnight stop.

                      Starting early as walk leads to a climbs with steep uphill towards Tsho / Cho-la pass after a strenuous climb of more than 3-4 hours, on reaching the top with tremendous views of peaks and glaciers then descend towards a small hidden valley at Dzong-la for overnight stop.

                        Leaving Dzongla follow the trail that descends to yak herder's pastures. The trail climbs up to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier, and continues till it reaches at Lobuche for overnight stop, a small settlement and in the comfort of nice good lodges.

                          Walk today with grand views of Mt. Everest the highest peak on this planet towers high above 8,848 meters / 29,028 ft, on reaching at Gorakshep following a moraine and icy path to Gorakshep with few lodges.

                          This is the last lodge before Everest Base Camp after a refreshing break continue walk o Everest Base Camp over moraine to reach at Everest Base Camp beneath massive Khumbu Icefall. After spending some time at base camp, return back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

                            Early morning start climb to Kalapatthar for stunning view of Mt. Everest and its surroundings peaks.

                            Kalapatthar is the vantage point for views of the entire south face of Mt. Everest and other high mountains, after spending some moments here a gentle descend to the small settlement of Lobuche for the overnight stop, with afternoon free for sidewalks and preparation for the next last pass of this adventure.

                              Leaving early morning from Lobuche to reach Imjatse valley at Dingboche village; enjoy the remoteness and perfect wilderness of the area with harsh beautiful nature, on route with beautiful views of Mehra and Nuptse peaks, then traverse the highest pass of this trip the Kongma La pass at 5, 535 meters.

                              After a great moment descend towards Imjatse valley and to Dingboche for overnight stop after a hard tough walk and climb of eight hours.

                                Leaving Dingboche and Imjatse valley with grand views of Amadablam, Nuptse wall, Lhotse, Makalu and Island peak then head towards famed Tyangboche Monastery offering grand panorama of Everest and majestic Amadabalm with series of peaks, a lovely spot surrounded with lush vegetation and tree lines.

                                Here with time to visit its interesting monastery then head downhill to cross over Imjatse River where an hour climb leads you on the main trail of Namche but with overnight before Namche at Kyanjinma in serene surrounding with awesome views of peaks.

                                  After breakfast on scenic winding path with downhill to Namche Bazaar, after Namche descend towards Dudh Kosi River bed and with few short ups to enter into Sagarmatha National park to reach at Monjo for overnight stop in a nice lovely village.

                                    Last day walk of the great adventure with easy gradual trail through village of Phakding following Dudh Kosi River, after crossing a bridge at Phakding a nice pleasant trek with few short up and downs to reach at Lukla, in Lukla with afternoon free with last dinner and overnight in high Khumbu and Everest areas.

                                      Flight time to Kathmandu, operates from early morning, sometime flight can be delayed due to bad weather and other unforeseen reason, depending upon flight time transfer to Lukla airport.

                                      A scenic flight of 30 minutes brings you back at Kathmandu with panorama of snow capped peaks during air-borne, on reaching Kathmandu domestic terminal and then transfer back to your respective hotels with fantastic memory and adventure of a lifetime experience on Everest Three Passes trekking.

                                        Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Everest Three Pass trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

                                          What's Included
                                          • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                                          • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B 
                                          • all domestic flight Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu 
                                          • Government license holder guide 
                                          • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                                          • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                                          • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                                          • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
                                          • Local Entrance fee  for entering to the khumbu valley 
                                          • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                                          • Government taxes and official expenses.
                                          What's not Included
                                          • All food pay your self  during the trek  
                                          • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                                          • Tips for porters ($90-120) and guides ($100-150)
                                          • Nepal Visa ($50)
                                          • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check worldnomads.com
                                          • Food and drinks ($20-30 per day)
                                          • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                                          • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression) 

                                          Departure Dates

                                          Select a Departure Month
                                          Trip Dates
                                          Trip DateMar 02, 2024 - Mar 21, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 04, 2024 - Mar 23, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 05, 2024 - Mar 24, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 06, 2024 - Mar 25, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 08, 2024 - Mar 27, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 09, 2024 - Mar 28, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 11, 2024 - Mar 30, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 13, 2024 - Apr 01, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 15, 2024 - Apr 03, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 17, 2024 - Apr 05, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 19, 2024 - Apr 07, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 21, 2024 - Apr 09, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 23, 2024 - Apr 11, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 25, 2024 - Apr 13, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 27, 2024 - Apr 15, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 29, 2024 - Apr 17, 2024
                                          Trip DateMar 31, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
                                          Useful Information

                                          Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

                                          Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

                                          Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

                                          Guide and Porters for 20 Days Everest Three High Passes Trek: 

                                          On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

                                          All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

                                          Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

                                          Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

                                          Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

                                          Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

                                          High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

                                          Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

                                          To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

                                          The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

                                          On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

                                          Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

                                          In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

                                          What to Bring during 20 Days Everest Three High Passes Trek?

                                          **- can be bought in Kathmandu

                                          Clothing and footwear

                                          • trekking boots (should be warm, waterproof, breathable, cover and fix the ankle)
                                          •  sports sandals with a closed toe or sneakers.
                                          •  flip flops , Sun cap , Wool or fleece hat , 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin, 1 thick,}
                                          • Bandana or neckerchief ,  Fleece jackets (1 thin, 1 thick) .
                                          • Thermal underwear (merino wool!), preferably 2 sets (one for walking, the other for sleeping), buy at home.
                                          • Trekking socks - several pairs (there is a limited possibility of washing)
                                          •  Quick-drying sports T-shirts (e.g. Polartec PowerDry) - 2 pcs. or more.
                                          •  Down jacket , Windstopper , Windproof warm jacket with hood.
                                          • Trekking trousers ,  Warm synthetic pants like ski pants , Rain poncho.
                                          • Sun Screen Cream , Sunglasses ,  Trekking pole , Water bottle.

                                          Equipment for 20 Days Everest Three High Passes Trek  

                                           *Duffel bags for trek will be perovided on Day 2 should be returned after the trek is over.

                                          * Backpack 20-30 liters with rain cover (optionally with drinking system)

                                          *Sleeping bag (comfort temperature around -5 C). On the upper lodges they usually provide woolen blankets. You can rent a sleeping bag in       Kathmandu, $1-2 per day.

                                          *A good quality headlight with new batteries and a spare set of batteries.

                                          * Sunglasses (category 3-4) + hard case , Trekking poles , Thermos 0.5-1 liter.

                                          *Sealed packaging for documents and money , Sitting mat (optionally), Power bank.

                                           *A roll of dense garbage bags 50 liters. You will pack your items in it when you put them in a duffel bag to protect them from moisture and dust.

                                          Personal usage

                                          > Towel (light and quick-drying)  - Washing accessories - Disinfection wipes

                                          >  Antibacterial gel - Moisturizing hand cream - Sun cream with a high factor

                                          >  Lip balm with sun protection - Reusable water bottle - Snacks, nuts, chocolate

                                          Everest Three High Passes FAQs

                                          • All three high passes of Everest are above 5,000 m, likewise the highest is Kongma-La 5,535 m and Cho-La 5,420 m with Renjo-La at 5,360 m.

                                            An exciting trek and traverse from one scenic valley to another beautiful areas of Imjatse and Gokyo valleys.

                                          • Although the trek leads from main trail to hidden corners on off the beaten tracks while crossing all three passes.

                                            Spending overnights in nice and good lodges from the beginning of the walk to the end at Lukla.

                                          • In early days, it was not that popular often used only by expert mountaineers, climbers and by few expert trekkers. But since last decade of time, it is slowly gaining popular among the hardy and veteran trekker

                                          • Normally starts from Imjatse valley crossing high Kongma-La, and then Cho-La pass to Gokyo and crossing the final pass over Renjo-La. Few adventurers seldom use the opposite ways from Thame to Gokyo via Renjo-La and then over Cho-la and ending with Kongma-La pass.

                                          • Depending upon the condition and symptoms of illness, for minor sickness staying in the same place for few days till he /she gets better to join with the groups.

                                            On critical condition, if its altitude sickness of AMS bringing the patient down to a safe height. If not requires immediate emergency evacuation by fastest means of transport and that is using a Helicopter Service to bring the sick to Kathmandu for treatment.