Everest Three Pass Trekking   |  21 Days

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.

Trip Highlights

  • 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


  • 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 2,820m (35 min) and trek to Phakding 2,657 m - 03 hrs.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.
  • 4 Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.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.
  • 5 Day 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.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.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Thame 3,880m - 04 hours.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.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Marlung 4,137 m - 04 hours.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.
  • 8 Day 8: Trek to Lungdeng 4,600 m - 05 hours.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.
  • 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 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.
  • 10 Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri 5,330 m and trek to Thagnag 4,750 m - 04 hrs.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.
  • 11 Day 11: Cross Tsho / Cho-la Pass 5,367 m and descend to Dzongla 4,850 m - 07 hrs.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.
  • 12 Day 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 5,180 m - 06 hrs.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.
  • 14 Day 14: Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m /18,192 ft and return to Lobuche.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.
  • 15 Day 15: Trek and cross over Kongma La 5,535m and walk to Dingboche 4,340m - 08 hrs.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.
  • 16 Day 16: Trek to Kyanjinma 3,640 m via Thyangboche 3,867 m - 06 hrs.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).
  • 17 Day 17: Trek to Monjo 2,860 m via Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs.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.
  • 18 Day 18: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs with afternoon at leisure.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.
  • 19 Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.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.
  • 20 Day 20: In Kathmandu spare and contingency day with optional tour.A free day in Kathmandu reserved as contingency in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla, which can occur sometimes as Himalayan weather pattern can be unpredictable with bad unfavorable day for flights. Just to be in the safe side if all goes perfect as per the itinerary days, one can enjoy the rest day for individual activities and relaxing or join in for another exciting sightseeing tour around Kathmandu-Patan or Bhaktapur.
  • 21 Day 21: 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:

    • In all your arrival and departure private transportation
    • Sagarmatha National Park permits fees
    • Domestic flights fare as per the itinerary from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
    • 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 21 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
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