Three High Passes of Everest TrekkingThree High Passes of Everest Trekking

Three High Passes of Everest Trekking

  • Scenic flights to and from Lukla with awesome panorama of mountains with view of Everest
  • Adventure over high Himalayan passes with mind blowing scenery of tall mountains on walks
  • Trekking into world heritage Sagarmatha National park enriched with lovely alpine forest
  • Explore Sherpa traditional farm villages and monasteries of immense Buddhist cultures
  • Enchanting pristine forest filled with tall rhododendron-magnolia-pines-oaks and fir trees
  • Adventure to world highest passes with visit of Everest base camp within Khumbu Ice falls and glaciers
  • Walk with views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse, majestic Ama-Dablam and beautiful landscapes

adventure over three high passes over Kongma-la, Tsho-La, and Renjo-la with Everest base camp and Gokyo

Everest Three High Passes Trekking is an exclusive adventure with one and only Explorer Adventurer. A high altitude walks traversing from one scenic valley to another beautiful area, covering most of the Khumbu exciting areas.

The high passes to cross are over Kongma-La 5,545 m, Cho-La 5,420 m, and Renjo-La 5,360 m. The adventure leads you from the east of Khumbu to the end of the valley at Thame village. A quaint isolated village and least ventured by a mass flow of trekkers and adventurers. This exciting walk takes you to hidden nooks and corners of Khumbu, hardly explored only by a few groups of trekkers.

Enjoy the adventure crossing Everest Three High Pass around pristine wilderness enclosed by a staggering wall of peaks. This high-altitude trek, is best for veteran trekkers as well as mountaineers, a good exercise to experience.

Everest Three High Passes Trekking leads to an amazing walk from the main popular trails to off-the-beaten tracks. Which makes the adventure even more exciting and enjoyable being in close harmony with the world’s giant peaks.

The adventure includes all the best of Khumbu scenic areas and valleys visiting the famous Everest Base Camp. Then heading towards picturesque Gokyo Valley and its glacial lakes, finally ending at lovely Thame and its traditional village. In between treks with options for a steep climb to scenic viewpoints of Kalapathar, the highest spot of the adventure. As well as climb to another scenic high ridge of Gokyo-Ri for stunning views of the world’s four highest peaks.

Everest Three High Pass Treks, starts from the busy town of Lukla, after flying in from Kathmandu. The walk follows the moderate trail past nice Sherpa villages and then uphill to the famous Namche Bazaar. A great place to enjoy a rest day for acclimatization and a short hike, and to explore the market of Namche Bazaar.

After Namche Bazaar heading back on the trail, the walk leads on a scenic route up to beautiful Tengboche Monastery. Located on a magnificent spot surrounded by a series of snow peaks amidst lovely woods. From here end of green vegetation and tall tree lines, as the walk heads towards arid and barren mountainous terrains.

The first phase of the adventure takes you to Imjatse Valley at Dingboche and Chukung settlements. The valley is enclosed within towering peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam facing majestic views of Island Peak.

Our real adventure begins from here heading towards the first and high pass of Kongma-La to reach Lobuche. An exciting climb on the rubble of rocks and moraine to the top of Kongma-La, hidden by Nuptse and Pokalde Peaks. Slowly the walk heads down to cross over Khumbu glacier towards Lobuche, a nice small settlement for an overnight stop.

The walk continues towards the famous Everest Base Camp, one of the highlights of the adventure to enjoy and experience. Stand beneath the world’s tallest peaks amidst a moraine of rocks and glaciers with views of Khumbu Ice-Fall.

From base camp an exciting climb on top of Kalapathar rocky ridge for closest views of Mt. Everest. The next adventure heads towards hidden areas at the base of the high Cho-La pass at Dzongla. Next early morning a steep haul to reach the 2nd pass of the treks at Cho-La. Situated on a high ridge surrounded by Cholatse, Lobuche, and Nirekha peaks, from the pass the trail follows down. Reaching picturesque Gokyo Valley and its beautiful glacial lakes amidst snow mountains, facing the world’s 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu in the north. At Gokyo optional climb to high Gokyo-Ri for stunning views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu. Although the same views can be seen from Renjo-La the last final pass of the adventure.

After spending a glorious time at scenic Gokyo Valley, getting ready to cross the last Renjo-La Pass. The trail follows south of Gokyo 3rd Lake, where a steep climb of a few hours takes you to the top.

Enjoy the grand panorama of surrounding high snow-capped peaks, and then head down to Thame village. On completing the three high passes of Khumbu in the close shadow of Everest. At Thame enjoy a tour of the monastery, the oldest religious site of more than 500 years old history.

Slowly the adventure comes to a near end heading toward Namche Bazaar and then back to Lukla. Enjoy the last overnight around the amazing country of Khumbu and Everest region. The next morning a sweeping panoramic flight brings you to Kathmandu, after a great overwhelming adventure on Everest Three High Passes Trekking.


On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome and greetings and then transfer to your hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city. After checking into your rooms getting refreshed from Jet-Lag, a quiet environment after getting refreshed join at main hall or in lobby where our guide will provide briefing on treks-hotels with necessary information. Evening includes group dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with folk culture program with various dances of Nepal while having your authentic Nepalese dinner with local entertainment.

    Morning after hearty breakfast depart from the hotel where our city and tour guide leads you for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu. Although Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient culture and traditional way of life with many world heritage sites to visit of great interest, tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square (old Palace courtyard) old Syambhunath Stupa (famous land mark of Nepal and Kathmandu), Bouddhanath Stupa (Little Tibet) with holy Pashupatinath Temple of Hindu religion and then back to hotel with time for Three High Passes of Everest trekking preparations.

      Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for super short flight to land at Lukla, the gateway to many adventures around Khumbu region, where walk starts on gradual winding path past several Sherpa farm villages with views of Kongde and Kusum-Khanguru to reach overnight stop at Phakding, located by the glacial Dudh Kosi Rivers.

        Today walk leads to Namche Bazaar gaining altitude 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, Ama Dablam 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.

            Enjoying pleasant time at Namche, morning walk leads to scenic and gradual walks overlooking Everest and other giant peaks, as our route leads downhill to Imjatse river at Phunki Tenga, a small place with few lodges an ideal spot for refreshing break or lunch stop. From here uphill climb into enchanting alpine forest to reach a beautiful surrounding at Thyangboche Monastery with grand panorama of mountains with Everest and Ama Dablam with time for tour into monastery and witness monks and priest on prayer. Thyangboche also holds colorful festival ‘Mani-Rimdu’ monks with mask dancing wading evil spirits which falls in the month of October as per Buddhist lunar calendar.

              Morning catching super views of high peaks with Everest, our route descends into forested areas reaching a metal bridge, from here a slow climb encountering mani (prayer) walls along the walks to Pangboche village, this is a last Sherpa permanent village on route to Everest base camp. Other places are temporary settlements with fine lodges to cater the needs of travelers and trekkers, as walk continues heading higher, from here walk leads on barren and arid country where tree lines drops for small bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron (azalea). Walking uphill into a river gorge and then finally opens up into a wide glacial valley on reaching Dingboche With many good lodges around facing views of Imjatse or Island peaks towards east.

                Another rest day for acclimatization on this high elevation a fine place for leisure hike and walks around where a climb up to a hill offers tremendous scenery of peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east horizon. Enjoying scenic excursion with afternoon free to catch up with your dairy and relax marveling the views of Ama Dablam North Face with other giant mountains.

                  After a pleasant time at Dingboche today a short day to Chhukung leads to you at 4,760 m high, as our route heads further east with gradual walks on huge field of Imjatse valley to reach a small settlement at Chhukung for overnight stops before our tough day to cross the first pass of the adventure. Afternoon relax with views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse and Amadablam or take a hike up to Chhukung-Ri at 5,100 m high for best views of surrounding landscapes and mountains.

                    Starting early morning for the adventure over Kongma-La pass, as walks leads past Chhukung to reach at Bibre in between Dingboche and Chhukung, From here heading into a gully close to Nuptse peak our route leads to seldom ventured areas by trekkers on the off beaten trail' walking over rocks and moraine with climb on top Kongma-la with its close peak with the same name also known as Mehra near Pokalde peaks. After a good rest on top 5,535 m / 18,159 ft high, where walk leads downhill to Khumbu glacier and over moraine with last final climb to Lobuche for overnight stop in the comfort of several nice lodges with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

                      Today walk towards another highlight of the trip to Everest Base Camp, morning walk leads on an open valley a slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers, walking past moraine dunes reaching at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kalapatthar route. Gorakshep an earlier Everest base camp since 1950’s to late 1970’s before the route further about 4-6 k.m. From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. In high mountaineering season this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers. After a grand time then head back to Gorakshep for highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.

                        Early morning climb on top Kalapatthar a rocky hill at an altitude above 5,545 m, highest spot of the adventure with fantastic panorama of mountains facing Mt. Everest at close distance. After a great moment with excellent views descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Lobuche, from here downhill to Dzongla a scenic small settlement at the base of Tsho-la (Chop-la) pass.

                          Another exciting day to cross over the second high pass, with early morning climb towards Tsho-la pass or Chola, following a steep path and then crossing a glacier to reach the top of the pass at 5,367 m high, climb can be quite tough and challenging in snow conditions, Tsho-la pass provides views of Cholatse Glacier, after a nice morning with tough climb and rest, then descend to Thagnak also called Dragnak for overnight stop.

                            Today a short walk to Gokyo Lake walk leads close to Ngozumba glacier and then reaching at first lake, walking further towards second lake and then at third lake known as Gokyo Lake (also called Dudh Pokhari) considered as holy pond by both Hindu and Buddhist, Gokyo an early summer grazing place for Yaks and wild animals with grand views of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang, afternoon free to relax or take a short walks around the lake.

                              Morning a climb of few hours to reach our highest point of the adventure on top scenic Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m high offering tremendous panorama from Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Lhotse and of Mt. Makalu covering four world highest mountains at one glance with series of smaller peaks. Enjoying the views head down to Gokyo for lunch with rest of the afternoon free to realx and preparations for the final last pass of the adventure.

                                Heading towards our last final high pass of the adventure over Renjo-la, morning starts following end of Gokyo Lake, with views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche peaks, and then it leads to a strenuous climb to reach on top Renjo La pass at above 5,465 m / 17,929 ft high, at the top with fabolous panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high peaks. After a refreshing rest then descend to reach a frozen pond below Renjo La pass, and with more downhill to Lungdhen for overnight stop, situated on route Nangpa-la pass which leads to Tibet border.

                                  After a great successful climb and crossing over all three major high passes of Everest within high Khumbu area, morning walk on downhill path to Marlung village and then to Thame village for overnight stop. Thame a remote village located west at the end of Khumbu areas of Everest region, here few trekkers seldom visit Thame, only on taking route of Renjo-la or crossing Tashi-Labtsa which is a high pass that separates Rolwaling valley and Khumbu area. At Thame visit Thame monastery, one of the most important and oldest Gompa of more than 500 years old.

                                    Morning starts with short descend to Bhote Kosi River and then climb to a ridge, where a pleasant walk leads to Thamo village, from here into cool forested areas of pines-firs and rhododendron trees, then slowly walk leads at Namche Bazaar. From Namche continue afternoon walk downhill to Dudh Kosi River to reach Monjo village for overnight stop before Lukla.

                                      Morning with last day trek of this marvelous adventure leads on same scenic trail to Phakding on following Dudh Kosi River downstream, from here a pleasant walk with few short ups and down to Choplung village, where an hour climb brings you back at Lukla for lunch and overnight stop. In Lukla celebrate last night dinner among fellow trekkers, guides and porters after a fantastic time on Three High Passes of Everest trekking.

                                        Morning transfer to Luka air terminal known as Tenzing-Hillary airport, tribute to late legendry mountaineers the first two to conquer on top Mt. Everest. As per the flight time board in small aircraft (Dornier or Twin Otter) a scenic 35 minutes flight brings you to hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

                                          Last day in the country of high beautiful Himalayas as per your international flight transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to next port of call after a wonderful and mesmerizing adventure on Three High Passes of Everest trekking.

                                            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 ($120-150)
                                            • Nepal Visa ($50)
                                            • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check
                                            • 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

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                                            Trip Dates
                                            Trip DateOct 15, 2023 - Nov 04, 2023
                                            Trip DateOct 16, 2023 - Nov 05, 2023
                                            Trip DateOct 17, 2023 - Nov 06, 2023
                                            Trip DateOct 19, 2023 - Nov 08, 2023
                                            Trip DateOct 21, 2023 - Nov 10, 2023
                                            Trip DateOct 22, 2023 - Nov 11, 2023
                                            Trip DateOct 23, 2023 - Nov 12, 2023
                                            Trip DateOct 25, 2023 - Nov 14, 2023
                                            Trip DateOct 27, 2023 - Nov 16, 2023
                                            Trip DateOct 29, 2023 - Nov 18, 2023
                                            Trip DateOct 31, 2023 - Nov 20, 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