014514568 (Kathmandu)  |  061458550 (Pokhara)

Everest Three Pass Trek

Everest Three Pass trek
  • Max Altitute:5360m
  • Price:****
  • Difficulty:Hard
  • Duration:19 Days

Everest Three Pass Trek

Trip Overview

The Everest Three High Passes Trek stands as the ultimate adventure for thrill-seekers in the Everest region. This expedition not only takes you to the iconic Everest Base Camp but also guides you through the challenging terrains of the three highest passes. These passes are the Khumbu region – Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,782ft), and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft).

Moreover, the Everest 3 High Passes Trek, also known as the 3-pass trek, leads you on one of the most adventurous journeys worldwide. Thus, the trek takes you through the deep into the heart of the Everest region. This trek unveils the mesmerizing landscapes surrounding Everest, showcasing the gradual elevation that gives birth to the world’s highest mountain. In addition to this, it also offers a challenging experience unveiling a detailed portrait of the rugged terrain, frigid climate, and ongoing human perseverance at high altitudes. In contrast, the Three Passes Trek covers an approximate distance of 103 miles (166 km).

Related:  Tamang Heritage Trek

Contact  us at:

Kathmandu Office014514568,9851237317 (Whatsapp)
Pokhara Office014514568,9801177317 (Whatsapp)
Mail us athikeontrek@gmail.com
Location of Kathmandu officeBhagawanbahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Location of Pokhara OfficeStreet No. Four Pokhara Lakeside

Highlights of Everest Three Pass Trek:

Gokyo Lake

The Everest Three Pass Trek is a journey that unfolds a tapestry of breathtaking highlights and unforgettable experiences. The adventure kicks off with a scenic flight to Lukla, setting the stage for the spellbinding views that await from the three high passes – Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La. As you traverse through the iconic Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar and Nepal’s highest airport in Syangboche, the cultural richness comes to life. Gokyo Ri presents stunning panoramic views, while the Everest Hotel proudly claims its position as one of the world’s highest. The pristine beauty of Gokyo Lakes and the ancient Tengboche Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, provide moments of serenity amid the rugged landscapes.

Throughout the trek, encounters with traditional elements like prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, and high-suspension bridges offer glimpses into the local way of life. The journey also unveils a diverse range of flora and fauna, with sightings of musk deer, vibrant pheasants, the elusive snow leopard, and the majestic Himalayan Thar.

In addition to this, the trek reaches new heights – both figuratively and literally – as you stand before the highest glacier on Earth, the Khumbu Glacier, at an elevation of 4900m. Coming to an awe-inspiring climax, the trek ascends to Kala Patthar (5,555m), where an amazing panoramic view unfolds. This showcases the grandeur of the Everest region in all its majestic glory. The Everest Three Pass Trek is a symphony of natural wonders, cultural gems, and thrilling wildlife encounters, making it an expedition of a lifetime.

Everest Three Pass Trek Itinerary:

01Arrival at International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
02Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2652m): 40 Minutes by flight and 3-4 Hours trek
03Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-6 Hours
04A day of rest at Namche Bazaar (3440m) for acclimatization
05Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche trek (3870m): 5-6 Hours
06Tyangboche to Dingboche trek (4360m): 5-6 Hours
07Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m): 3-4 Hours
08Acclimatization: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and trek back to Chhukung: 4 Hours
09Trek from Chhukung to Lobuche(4910m) Crossing Kongma La Pass(5535m) 8-9 Hours
10Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorakshep and return to Gorekshep (5181m): 6-8 Hours
11Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) and trek to Dzongla (4830m): 6-8 Hours
12Trek from Dzongla(4830m) to Gokyo(4800m) via Thangnak crossing Cho La Pass(5420m 8 Hours
13A day for rest at Gokyo(4800m): (explore Gokyo Ri)
14Trek from Gokyo to Marlung (4210m) crossing Renjo La Pass (5345m): 8 Hours
15Trek from Marlung to Namche Bazar (3440m): 7 Hours
16Trek from Namche to Lukla (2780m): 6 Hours
17Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m)
18Rest Day at Kathmandu
19Final Departure drop airport

You can also ask our team for a customized Itinerary if you have a big team of trekkers.

Everest Three Pass Trek Costs:

Great view of Kongma La Pass from Lobuche
Cost for Everest Three Pass Trek
No of PeopleCost for Person(USD)
1 pax****
above 2 person****
If you are looking for only a service then we provide it for only ****. Services include a potter, guide, all local transport by bus, all government permits, and insurance for Nepali.

Note:  According to Trekking Terms and Conditions, if the client cancels the booking of the trek then the refund policy is as given:

• After booking The Trek if an Individual Gets un-well and Cancels his/her trip Before 1 Day of the Scheduled Date Company will Charge 60% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund.
• After booking The Trek if an Individual Cancels his/her trip Before Arriving here in Nepal Due to any reason Company will Charge 20% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund. (Note: if an individual Postpones the trip No Cancellation change will be taken)
• After the trip is started and if an individual cancels the trip in between Due to any region (Medical, Personal, etc.) no refund will be offered. The full Trip cost will be charged by the company.

Journey of Everest Three Pass Trek:

All treks to Everest begin from Luka. We will be flying to Lukla early in the morning, right after breakfast on the third day. The flight will be an interesting one since we will be flying amidst the grand Himalayas in a Twin Otter airplane. In the first place, immediately after landing, we begin our short trek to Phakding.

You will be crossing the Kong Ma La pass(5,535) on the tenth day of your trip. Before that, you will traverse all the way through Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Chhukung. You will be spending two days for acclimatization in Namche Bazar and Dingboche.

After you cross the Kong Ma La pass you will finally reach Lobuche. From your trail moves along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Ahead of the trail, you will see the crest of the north ridge of Everest along with Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, and other mountains. A small ascent will take you to Thangma Riju. From there you can admire panoramic views of the Himalayan vista. Then you will ascend on a steep trail up to the top of Changri Glacier. After you reach Gorak Shep, you will be surrounded by the Himalayas. After resting for a short while, you will be continuing your journey to the Everest Base Camp.

You will pass through rocky dunes, moraines, and streams before reaching the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest. From there you can admire Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains. You will then trek back to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

Trek with Sherpa Guide:

Trekking around Everest is always fun and adventurous. Along with fun thrill comes difficulty so we need an experienced guide to finish the trek without any extreme difficulties. Sherpas are native people living in the Himalayas for a long time. they are familiar with the land structure, the route, and the possibility of any difficulties of the trek. Thus with them, the trek will go smoothly. These guides are registered guides by the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

Mr. Yakpu Sherpa is one of our experienced guides who is a registered guide by the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

We also provide special Trekking and Tour Guides. They are listed below:

  • Specific Language Guide for City Tour (70 $) Per Day.
    English Guide for city Tour (50$) Per Day.
  • Trekking Specific Language Guide (50$) Per Day.
    English Guide for Trekking (35$) Per Day.
  • Potter Guide for Trekking (25$) Per Day.
    Support/Potter Staff for trekking (20$) Per Day

Above above-mentioned rates For Guides include Daily wages and Gear and Equipment and do not include Insurance and Ground transportation Fees. Also, you can learn about the gear and equipment for the trek from our blog Trekking Essential. 

Everest Three Pass Trek Route:

Everest Three Pass trek: Kongma La Pass
Kongma La Pass

The Everest Three Passes Trek begins with a scenic flight to Lukla, followed by an exploration of Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. The trek continues through Thame, Lungden, and Gokyo, featuring highlights like Renjo La Pass and Gokyo Ri with stunning mountain views. Crossing Cho La Pass, you reach Everest Base Camp via Lobuche and Gorak Shep. The journey includes a sunrise view from Kala Patthar. The trek culminates with the challenging Kongma La Pass, leading back through Tengboche to Namche Bazaar. The return to Lukla offers diverse landscapes, and the trek concludes with a flight to Kathmandu on the seventeenth day. The last two days were spent in Kathmandu and the trek concluded with the final departure at the airport.

Best Time and Difficulty for Everest Three-Pass Trek:

The best time for the Everest Three Pass Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. The optimal trekking periods are:

Spring (Pre-Monsoon): March to May – This season offers mild temperatures, clear skies, and blooming rhododendrons, providing excellent visibility for stunning mountain views. It’s considered the best time for the trek.

Autumn (Post-Monsoon): September to November – Another favorable period with stable weather conditions, clear skies, and comfortable temperatures. The trails are well-defined, and the landscapes are vibrant.

The difficulty of the Everest Three Pass Trek is considered challenging. Trekkers should be physically fit and acclimatize properly due to the high altitudes. The trek involves long hours of walking on uneven terrains, crossing high mountain passes, and dealing with varying weather conditions. Adequate preparation, including cardiovascular training and altitude acclimatization, is crucial. Hiring an experienced guide and acclimatization days during the trek help enhance safety and enjoyment. Overall, while challenging, the Everest Three Pass Trek is immensely rewarding for those seeking a high-altitude adventure in the stunning Himalayan landscapes.

Why Book Everest Three-Pass Trek from Hikeontrek?

Booking the Everest Three Pass Trek with Hikeontrek offers a curated and immersive experience that ensures a seamless and unforgettable adventure in the Everest region. Hikeontrek stands out for its commitment to providing personalized and expert-guided trekking journeys. The company boasts a team of experienced and knowledgeable guides who are well-versed in the nuances of the Everest Three Pass Trek, ensuring safety, comfort, and insightful exploration. With Hikeontrek, trekkers can expect well-organized itineraries, excellent logistical support, and accommodation in carefully selected teahouses.

Moreover, the company’s dedication to sustainable and responsible tourism ensures that the trek not only fulfills the adventure aspect but also contributes positively to local communities and the environment. From efficient travel arrangements to a focus on acclimatization, Hikeontrek delivers a comprehensive and fulfilling Everest Three Pass Trek experience, making it the ideal choice for those seeking a reputable and rewarding trekking adventure. So, contact us and book the trek now.

Detailed Itinenary

Day 01: Arrival at International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

You will possibly be arriving at any time in Kathmandu. Our representative will receive you with a warm welcome and help you get transferred Further trip details, plans and programs will be provided to you. You will be staying overnight in the Hotel.

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2652m): 40 Minutes by flight and 3-4 Hours trek

From Kathmandu, You will fly to Lukla airport-one of the most dangerous airports in the world. You will get to view the scenery and Himalayan landscape below you before landing. After arriving at Lukla, You will feel as if you are in paradise and you will feel the crisp freshness in the air.

From Lukla, Trekking trials of 8km begin. You will be moving towards Cheplung accompanying yourself with the Himalayan landscape. Then, From Cheplung, you will be descending slightly towards You will be staying overnight in the Guesthouse.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-6 Hours

You will be then trekking through Sagarmatha National Park. Alpine woods, small rivers brooks, and deciduous forests will be giving you company during the trek. You might get to spot animals such as musk dears, leopards, jackals, mountain Thar, and even unique bird specimens such as the pheasant and long-tail birds. After you reach Namche you will be staying overnight.

Day 04: A day of rest at Namche Bazaar (3440m) for acclimatization:

As a matter of fact, Namche the perfect place for acclimatization will offer you the panoramic view of around you. You will be roaming around Namche and enjoying the sightseeing and hospitality of the community and enjoying crisp freshness in the air adapting yourself to that climate.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche trek (3870m): 5-6 Hours

From Namche, You will be then trekking through Dudh Koshi Valley to the settlement of Phungki Thanka from where you can spot a magnificent view of Everest. Following the trial that marches, you will finally reach Tyangboche. During you will be encountering the beauty of Himalayan landscapes and downstream rivers. You will be staying overnight at Tyangboche.

Day 06: Tyangboche to Dingboche trek (4360m): 5-6 Hours

From Tyanboche, you will head towards Dingboche-The summer valley of Khumbu region crossing the Imja River via. Correspondingly, There is a long wall in Dingboche built to protect crops from descending from Imja Valley. Likewise, you will get to see Lhotse, Amadablam, and the island peak. You will be staying overnight at Dingboche.

Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m): 3-4 Hours

From Dingboche, on the way you will pass through Imja Khola Valley and glacier moraines. Ama Dablam and Lhotse will be accompanying you all the way through. Later, after you cross the village you will get the view of Island Peak soaring above you. Finally, you will reach Chhukung, a small settlement in about 30-45 minutes You will then check into the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 08: Acclimatization: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and trek back to Chhukung: 4 Hours

Today is the day you will be preparing yourself to gain altitude. From Chhukung, You will descend and walk over a winding path below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Then, you will continue walking on a pleasant trail along a streamside. Following the route through Imja and Lhotse, you will finally reach Island Peak Base camp. Ultimately, you will trek back to Chhukung.

Alternately, you can climb Chhukung Ri at a height of 5,546 and descend down to Chhukung. From the top you will get to see the fantastic view of Ama Dablam Mountain.

Finally, you will be staying overnight at Chhukung.

Day 09: Trek from Chhukung to Lobuche(4910m) Crossing Kongma La Pass(5535m) 8-9 Hours

On this day of your trek, you will finally cross Kongma La Pass. While crossing your first pass you will carry the frequent amount of water and snacks since there are no lodges on the way to Lobuche. Moraines and Glaciers, sloppy stone stairs, frozen Lakes, spectacular views of Island Peak, and Amphu Lapcha ridges are the major attractions of the trail. Finally, the descent from Khumbu glacier will take you to Lobuche. You will be staying overnight at Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorakshep and return to Gorekshep (5181m): 6-8 Hours
After leaving Lobuche, it will be a slow walk trial so as to avoid altitude sickness. You will reach Gorekshep(5181m) within 3 hours. From here you will finally arrive at Everest Base Camp. You will be spending some time at Everest Base Camp enjoying the sights and environment. After that, you will be returning to Gorakshep. You will then check into the guesthouse and stay overnight.

Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) and trek to Dzongla (4830m): 6-8 Hours

From Gorakshep, you will be hiking to Kala Patthar-spot offering the best view of Everest, early at dawn. Early in the morning, you will get a chance to encounter sunrise over Everest changing the color of the mountains from silver to gold. Spending some time in Kala Patthar you will trek back to Lobuche and join the trail to Dzongla. Likewise, Dzongla is a beautiful place at the base of Cho La Pass. Finally, on reaching Dzongla you will explore around and spend overnight there.

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla(4830m) to Gokyo(4800m) via Thangnak crossing Cho La Pass(5420m 8 Hours

On this day, your trail transverses westward from Dzongla. After that, Trekking for about 1 hour and gaining some further height, you will start to get a glimpse of Chola Lake. Likewise, you will see the Pristine view of Ama Dablam peak as well. Rocks might be glazed by ice so, you need to be careful while trekking on the trail. The Crevasse at the junction of the glacier makes the final climb to Chola a little tricky. After reaching the top, the view of the mountains around you and the flapping of prayer flags by the strong wind will be breathtaking at the top. Then, descending from the top, you will reach Thangnak. After that, your trail will take you to the longest glacier of Nepal- The Ngozumpa Glacier. Meanwhile, walking further on your trail you will cross Two of the Gokyo Lake on the series of six Gokyo lakes. You will finally reach Gokyo village at the edge of Gokyo Lake. You will be staying overnight at Gokyo.

Day 13: A day for rest at Gokyo(4800m): (explore Gokyo Ri)

On this day, you will be exploring the Gokyo Valley. If the weather is better enough then, you can climb to Gokyo Ri to get the best view of the Everest region. In the like manner, you will get to see the spectacular views of Gokyo Lake, Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse, and some other peaks in the Everest region.

Day 14: Trek from Gokyo to Marlung (4210m) crossing Renjo La Pass (5345m): 8 Hours

Today, you will be crossing the final pass among the three passes in the Everest region. Early in the morning, you will trek for three hours and finally reach Renjo La via Dudh Pokhari. You will then descend down to Thame. Meanwhile, you will see Renjo Lake while walking on a narrow route to Thame. You will finally reach Marlung after walking for an Hour from Lumde. You will be staying overnight in Marlung.

Day 15: Trek from Marlung to Namche Bazar (3440m): 7 Hours

On the 15th day of your trek, you will cross the Bhotekoshi River and follow the green trail beside Langmuche Khola. Walking for some time, you will reach Phortse Village. Additionally, Phortse village is where Laudo Monastery is situated. Laudo Monastery is popular among foreign trekkers for Buddhist study and meditation. Finally, on crossing multiple Gompas and colorful prayer flags, you will reach Namche Bazar. You will be staying overnight in Namche Bazar.

Day 16: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2780m): 6 Hours

From Namche, following a steep trail and crossing the suspension bridge, along with the rushing Dudh Koshi by your side you will hike to Lukla. You will be mesmerized by the sound of rushing Dudh Koshi and the view of the Himalayan landscape decorated by prayer flags and Chortens. After in the evening, you will probably be celebrating the victory of completing the trial and you will be staying overnight

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m)

At the End of the trekking part of the journey, you will take a 40-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You can enjoy viewing the landscapes below you when you are on the flight. After reaching Kathmandu airport you will be transferred to the hotel. You will be staying in the hotel overnight.

Day 18: Rest Day at Kathmandu

You will relax for a day in Kathmandu. If you wish, you can take a tour of Kathmandu Valley. You can visit Thamel to buy some gifts that hold Nepalese originality and culture. You will be staying in the hotel overnight.

Day 19: Final Departure

Our airport representative will transport you to Kathmandu International Airport 3 Hours before your flight schedule. You will be taking a great lifetime experience from Nepal and you will be recalling your flight to Lukla when planes depart from Tribhuvan International Airport.

Trip Info

1. What's Includes

  • Pick up and transfer by car from Airport-Hotel-Airport..
  • 3 nights deluxe hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek 
  • Local lodges accommodation during the trek
  • Government licensed guide,plus experience porters (including their food, salary, accommodation, equipment, medicine & insurance).
  • All local transportation including flight tickets to and from Lukla
  • All necessary permits and entry fees
  • All government taxes
  • Rescue assistance
  • Our service charge

2. Doesn't Includes

  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee ($40)
  • Your travel insurance (should include your medical and rescue).
  • Any personal expenses like hot shower and battery charges in the mountain.
  • Any kind of hot and cold drinks.
  • Staff & driver tipping.
  • Necessary equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets etc.)

Trip Highlights


  • UNESCO World Heritage sites exploration
  • Passing the three passes on Everest region Kongma La pass(5,535), Cho La Pass(5420m) and Renjo La Pass(5,34)
  • Exploring Everest region
  • Everest Base camp and Kalapatthar visits
  • Sagarmatha national park

Important Info


Extra nights’ accommodation Lunch dinner breakfast in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure,

early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Trip Map

trip map

Fixed Departures

WordPress PopUp Plugin