Everest Three High Passes   |  20 Days

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 Gokyo, 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.

Trip Highlights

  • 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.


  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.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.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.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.
  • 3 Day 3: Fly to Lukla 2,800 m and trek to Phakding 2, 640m - 03 hrsMorning 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.
  • 4 Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.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.
  • 5 Day 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and short hikes.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.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Thame 3,880m - 04 hours.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 Bhuddhist 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.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Marlung 4,137 m - 05 hours.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.
  • 8 Day 8: Trek to Lungdeng 4,600 m - 05 hours.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.
  • 9 Day 9: Cross Renjo- La 5, 465m and descend to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m - 08 hrs.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.
  • 10 Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri 5,330 m and trek to Thagnag 4,750 m - 04 hrs.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 Ngzumba 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.
  • 11 Day 11: Cross Tsho / Cho-la Pass 5,367 m and descend to Dzongla 4,850 m - 07 hrs.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.
  • 12 Day 12: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.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.
  • 13 Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5, 364 m via Gorakshep 5,170 m - 06 hrs.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.
  • 14 Day 14: Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m /18,192 ft and return to Lobuche.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.
  • 15 Day 15: Trek and cross over Kongma La 5,535m and walk to Dingboche 4,340m - 08 hrsLeaving 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.
  • 16 Day 16: Trek to Kyanjinma 3,640 m via Thyangboche 3,867 m - 06 hrsLeaving 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.
  • 17 Day 17: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m via Namche Bazaar - 05hrs.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.
  • 18 Day 18: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs walks with afternoon free at leisureLast 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.
  • 19 Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.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.
  • 20 Day 20: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.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.

Cost Includes:

    • Sagarmatha National Park permits fees
    • Domestic flights fare as per the itinerary from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
    • In all your arrival and departure private transportation
    • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis  in standard hotels on bed and breakfast basis.     
    • Full board trekking includes all meals with twin sharing rooms in local lodge on route trekking,
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
    • Accompanied by our expert guides and field staff with their wages-transportation and insurance            
    • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
    • Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.
    • Government taxes and official expense
    • Welcome Dinner.

Cost Excludes:

    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
    • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu as well gratitude (tips).
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit.
    • Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

  • Trip Duration 20 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Challenging
  • Trip Style Trekking
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