Everest Three Pass TrekkingEverest Three Pass Trekking

Everest Three Pass Trekking

  • Stunning adventure over highest pass of Khumbu within Mt. Everest with exceptional views
  • Daily views of high Khumbu Himal with Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu and Amadablam with series of peaks
  • Exploring Sherpa traditional farm villages in the country of famous highlanders of Everest
  • Adventurous walks beneath towering Mt. Everest within scenic views of giant mountains
  • Following raging Dudh Kosi River right up to its glacial source at Everest base camp
  • Beginning and ending with super exciting flight to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

over high passes of scenic Renjo-Tsho and Kongma-la in the shade of world highest Mt. Everest

Explorer Adventure offers Everest Three Pass Trekking, an adventurous journey within high scenic Khumbu within the shade of might peaks of Mt. Everest and other giant peaks, truly a great walk traversing over Everest Three Pass with breath-taking panorama on each high pass.

Everest Three Pass Trekking, where trekkers have to face high altitude of more above 5,400 m high on this adventure where each members should be in sound health with good physical fitness and experience in Himalaya before joining in this fabulous adventure around Everest region.
Starting with short panoramic flight from Kathmandu to reach at unique airstrip of Lukla town where all various Everest treks and adventure commence and completes in this Sherpa town the gateway to our Everest Three Pass Trekking.

As walk continues past nice traditional farm villages of Ghat-Phakding and Monjo where you can witness Sherpa culture and custom of Buddhist religion and then entering Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in World Heritage Sites since 1991, a park protecting its fragile nature and environment as well age-old culture of Khumbu areas, our route leads into lovely forested areas and then climbing high to Namche Bazaar.
At Namche with time for acclimatization and short scenic hike to its view points and then our route leads towards remote end of Khumbu area at Thame a quaint and sleepy village with old monastery of great interest to visit.

From Thame heading towards our first pass of the adventure over Renjo-la to reach beautiful Gokyo valley and its simmering glacial lake situated in the shade of world sixth highest Mt. Cho-Oyu with pleasant time at Gokyo heading towards our second pass over Tsho / Cho-La to reach at Everest Base Camp.

With wonderful time at base camp with views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers and then climb to the highest top of the adventure at Kalapatthar with altitude above 5,545 m facing sweeping panorama of peaks with Everest at its closest.

Adventure continues towards our last and final as well the highest pass of the three passes over Kongma-la at 5,535 m high where walking with slow climb over Khumbu glacier and on moraine to reach the top and then descend towards a beautiful valley of Imjatse at Dingboche.

Finally our marvelous walks completes in Lukla for scenic flight back to Kathmandu with outmost adventure and memories on Everest Three Pass Trekking.


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 depart from the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport for exciting and scenic flight of 35 minutes to land at Lukla, a Sherpa town where all treks and adventure starts and ends around Everest and high Khumbu region. From Lukla a gradual walks to begin with short downs and ups and then on winding trail past nice farm villages of Sherpa enriched with Buddhism religion and culture as you encounter rows of Mani (prayer) monuments and large spinning bells. Slowly our pleasant first day walks completes reaching at Phakding a moderate size village with many Good lodges for overnight stop by the bank of glacial Dudh Kosi River.

        Today walk leads to famous Namche Bazaar where altitude gains as walk progress, morning walk starts following the river and crossing several times to reach at Monjo village near Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here walking on river valley and gorge covered within nice woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir trees. After crossing a high last bridge with few hours climb to Namche Bazaar with stunning views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks. Namche Bazaar at 4,440 m high an ideal place for rest day to acclimatize, the main town / village of Khumbu where colorful and exciting Saturday market takes place once a week.

          Rest day for acclimatization before heading higher terrain, morning after breakfast with options for hike to Everest View Hotel or walk on top of Namche, where you can catch super landscapes scenery with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam with series of high peaks, here enjoy visiting National Park Museum provides you with much information of Khumbu region, Sherpa history-culture-flora and fauna including detail on mountaineering.

            A moderate with short day walks to Thame, as our route heads east of Namche through forest following Bhote Koshi River to reach at Thamu village, and then reaching a small suspension bridge, with nice Bhuddhist Rock Wall Paintings, after crossing the bridge, trek for less than half hour to reach at Thame. Thame famous for where Tenzing Norgay grew up in his teens (first person to climb Mt. Everest) and Apa Sherpa home, a record holder climbing 20th times on top Mt. Everest.

              Another short day of few hours to Marlung following Bhote Koshi River, past village 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 with surrounding landscape; as route leads on old Trans Himalayan Trade route of Nepal and Tibet located beyond north with Nangpa-La pass to reach at 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 series of peaks.

                  Leaving Lungden, following the trail leading to frozen ponds beneath 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 at Gokyo valley and it’s serene glacial lake areas for overnight stop.

                    Options for morning hike to Gokyo Ri offers super views of worlds four highest peaks with Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu at one single glance with series of 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 descend to Gokyo and continue walk to Thagnag along glacier and moraines, to reach a small settlement at Thagnag for overnight stop.

                      Starting early where walk lead to a climb on steep uphill towards Tsho / Cho-la pass after strenuous ascent of more than 3 hours, reaching on top our second pass of the adventure overlooking tremendous views of peaks and glaciers then downhill to 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 offers great 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 nice lodges. This is the last place with 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 climb to Kalapatthar for stunning view of Mt. Everest and its surroundings peaks. Kalapatthar a vantage point for views of 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 the 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 facing grand views of Mehra and Nuptse peaks, then traverse the highest pass of the trip over Kongma La pass at above 5, 535 meters high. After a great moment descend towards Imjatse valley and walk to Dingboche for overnight stop after a hard tough walk and climb of more than eight hours.

                                Leaving Dingboche and Imjatse valley with grand views of Amadablam, Nuptse wall, Lhotse, Makalu and Island peak then head towards famed Thyangboche Monastery offering grand panorama of Everest and majestic Amadablam with series of peaks, a lovely spot surrounded with lush vegetation and tree lines. Thyangboche Monastery also holds a great event ‘Mani-Rimdu’ a colorful religious festival where monks on mask dances wading evil spirits the festival falls in the month of October as per Buddhist lunar calendar. 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. Here chances of spotting some wild-life like musk deer, herd of Himalayan Thar and pheasant Danfe (National bird of Nepal).

                                  After a pleasant morning with super views of Everest and adjoining peaks, a nice walk leads you at Namche with time for lunch break and stroll around its bazaar with stores and shops, afternoon walk downhill to Dudh Kosi River to reach at Monjo village for overnight stop before Lukla.

                                    Our last walk of the adventure a short trek of few hours following on the same trail back to Lukla past Phakding and Ghat villages crossing few times over Dudh Kosi, with last final climb to reach Lukla town For last overnight stop around high scenic Khumbu and Everest region.

                                      Morning transfer to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport for sweeping short flight to Kathmandu facing scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields with nice villages and towns as flight lands at Kathmandu airport and then back to your hotel, with free afternoon to relax of great memorable adventure on Everest Three Pass 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
                                          • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary  
                                          • 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 
                                          • Hire Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket  for the trek 
                                          • 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 ($120-150)
                                          • 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 DateOct 16, 2023 - Nov 04, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 17, 2023 - Nov 05, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 19, 2023 - Nov 07, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 21, 2023 - Nov 09, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 22, 2023 - Nov 10, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 23, 2023 - Nov 11, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 25, 2023 - Nov 13, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 26, 2023 - Nov 14, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 27, 2023 - Nov 15, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 28, 2023 - Nov 16, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 29, 2023 - Nov 17, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 31, 2023 - Nov 19, 2023
                                          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: 

                                          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.

                                            Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
                                            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 

                                          **- 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.


                                          * 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 Pass Trekking FAQs

                                          • On normal route from Lukla onwards, following the main trail to Namche Bazaar,
                                            Tengboche unto Dingboche to Chukung. Then diverts from the main route to reach Everest base camp via Khongma-La the first pass. After visiting Everest base camp and Kalapathar then again our trail diverts to Dzongla to cross Cho-La the second pass. Where trek leads to scenic Gokyo Valley to cross the last final 3rd pass over Renjo-La to Thame and back to Lukla.

                                            Crossing the Everest Three Passes on anticlockwise directions, but can be done in a clockwise. Crossing first Renjo-La Pass to Gokyo and then heading towards east of Khumbu areas via Cho-La and Khongma-La Passes.

                                          • Depending upon your fitness level and health wise, it is not too hard or difficult to cross all the three high passes. Sometimes in deep snow condition takes longer and makes it arduous to find the right path. But more or less the climb is moderate to adventurous with long descent after the climb.  

                                          • Khongma-La is the highest of all three passes which is at 5,535 m / 18, 160 m, and then Cho-La 5,420 m / 17, 782 feet. The last is Renjo-La at 5,360 m / 17, 585 feet, which is a lesser pass to cross after Khongma-La and Cho-La Passes.

                                          • Due to high elevation and situated on off the beaten tracks, away from main route. Few groups of trekkers seldom venture, but from last few decades drawing more people on the best time of the seasons.

                                          • From Lukla onwards to Dingboche and Lobuche till Gorakshep, one can enjoy the comfort of nice lodges and guest house. As well with warm traditional hospitality in every overnight stops, people can choose from budget, standard to luxury lodges where available.

                                            The foods are well served in a large cozy dining hall, can choose various items of foods from the menu with wide range of meals and snacks to choose from.

                                            Serves Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali foods, as well Mexican, Italian, Korean or Japanese in some lodge restaurants. Includes fresh bakery products also. But in few places like Gorakshep and Lungden, the lodge accommodation is simple and basic with common toilets and bathrooms.

                                            The foods are nice and healthy around all the lodges on Everest Three Passes Trekking as per the food menu.