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Everest Base Camp - 3 High Passes Trek

From US$ 1,245 per person
Based on 4 Reviews
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highlights
  • Crossing Renjola pass (5435), Chola pass (5420m) and Kongmala Pass(5535m)
  • Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, Gokyo Lake, Climbing to Gokyo Ri
  • Experience the real life of Sherpas. Visiting Tengboche Monastery,
  • Flora and fauna inside Sagarmatha National Park
Everest High Three Passes Trek is suitable for physically fit adventure seekers. You will be passing by Thame village, the birth place of the famous mountaineer Mr. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first man who summited Mount Everest together with Sir Edmund Hillary on 29th May 1953.

During Everest High Three Passes Trekking you will be crossing the following 3 passes: Renjo-la (5340mt), Cho-la (5420mt) and Kongma-la (5210mt). Of these 3 passes all presents a very challenging day while Kongma La is probably the hardest pass to cross (but rest assured, it will be safe) and you will also hike up to three famous viewpoints, namely Gokyo-ri (5360mt), Kalapattar (5560mt) and Chhukung-ri (5560mt).

Highlight of this tour is the walk to Everest Base Camp at 5380mt from where you also have a great chance to explore the long Khumbu Glacier, where mountaineers are camping, waiting for the right conditions to make their summit attempt for Mount Everest. Sherpa culture, bio-diversity of flora and fauna including mountain chicken, Danfe, Himalayan monal, rhododendron flowers, blue sheep, musk deer, medicinal plants, beautiful lakes and rivers are other highlights of this tour.

The Everest Base Camp 3 Passes trek, is secluded. Often, you will not be trotting the same trails as all the trekkers going straight to Everest Base Camp.

We kindly refer to the Itinerary tab for a detailed day-by-day program for this tour.
Day 1 Fly Kathmandu to Lukla Trek to Phakding (2,652 m.) 2/3 hours Guest house

Early in the morning flight to Lukla from where all Everest treks start. We meet the rest of our team in Lukla and start trekking from there. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Cheplung village from where we get a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From here, we gradually descend until Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 2 Trek to Namche (3,446 m.) 5/6 hours Guest house

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest, is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and a bakeries. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 3 Acclimatization Day Namche Guest house

This is essentially a day of rest at Namche in order to acclimatize our bodies with such elevation. You will have the opportunity to hike to Khumjung village (3,786m) and explore monasteries and local Sherpa villages. Namche itself is a famous town with some modern facilities. Enjoy your visit around, you’ll then stay overnight.

Day 4 Trek to Thame(3800m) 5/6 hours Guest house

Trek starts after breakfast in Namche and trails follows colorful prayer flags, with several shorten and Mani stones from Namche Gompa. Thame is a small monastery village, situated at the altitude of 3825m and the birth place of ten zing Norgay Sherpa first man to reach Everest summit with Edmund Hillary.

Day 5 Trek to Lung Den, (4137m) 5/6 hours Guest house

After morning breakfast trail leads you to Lung den village, the village of Lung den is only one settlement before cross Renjola pass. Keep continue your journey up to Lung den village, the trail with Tibetan Yak caravans because it is trading route to Namche to Tibet. Overnight at Lung den.

Day 6 Trek to Gokya via Ranjo la Pass (5465m) 5/6 hours Guest house

Trail slightly leads to Renjo la pass and renjo la pass is one of the easiest pass in the Khumbu Himalaya compare to others pass Chola and Kongma la. Whole trail is zigzag with sandy ridges and arrive in Gokyo lakes overnight at guesthouse.

Day 7 Exploration hike to 5th Gokyo Lake and Gokyo RI(5340m) 5/6 hours

The trail climb steep ups directly above the Gokyo lake. 2h and half hour hard climb to Gokyo-ri at 5340m/17515ft. From the top great Himalayan views of world highest mountain with Makalu range better than Kala Pattar above the Gorkhashep. After taking picture all the way downhill to Gokyo Lake. If you’re feeling good you can hike to the oldest and longest glaciers of Khumbu valley.

Day 8 Trek to Dzongla (5330m) via Cho La Pass(5414m) 5/6 hours Guest house

Today walk downhill to reach Thangna village and have a rest and refreshment with tea and coffee. Then the trail here from here goes directly to Cho La Pass at (5414m). Cross Cho La and walk down hill to Dzongla village. Today might be the difficult day in trekking.

Day 9 Trek to Lobuche (4990m). 5/6 hours Guest house

After having breakfast today you will start your trek to Lobuche. On the way you can witness Dzongla Lake, Ama Dablam and Thamserku.

Day 10 Trek to Gorak Shep & Explore Everest base camp (5545m) 6/7 hours Guest house

Following the rocky moraine path and watching icy glacial pond and icebergs below the Khumbu glacier a short downhill walk after the last rocky moraine dunes bring us to Gorkasep. After reaching Grokasep you will be headed up to Explore the Everest Base Camp and back to Gorkasep. Goraksep is located below Kalapathhar (5545m) and Mt Pumori.

Day 11 Hike up to Kalapathar and trek back to Lobuche 6/7 hours Guest house

Early in the morning we will heading up to climb Kalapathhar, Best view point of Mount Everest and other magnificent mountain surroundings with 360 degree view. After exploring Kalapathhar we will back to down hill walk to Lobuche (4900m).

Day 12 Trek to Chukung via Kongma la pass (4,730m) 5/6 hours Guest house

After strong breakfast in Lobuche, we will head up to cross Kongmala Pass. The trail slightly turns to Khumbu Glacier to cross Kongmala pass (4,730m) and follow downhill to Sherpa settlement village of Chukung.

Day 13 Trek to Tengboche(3,867m) 5/6 hours Guest house

After breakfast in Chukung trail leads you through villages, Buddhists monasteries, bridges and some waterfall, Rhododendron forest to arrive Tengboche (3867m) via Orsho, Somare, Pangboche and Debouche Overnight at Tea house.

Day 14 Trek to Namche Bazzar (3535m) 4/5 hours Guest house

First part of the trail directly goes through Rhododendron forest and pine forest to Fungethaga. The trail slightly goes uphill to Namche via Trashing and Sanasa village. Great view of the Khumbu Himalaya from village of Sanasa.

Day 15 Trek to Lukla (2850m) 6/7 hours Guest house

The trail steeply goes down through Rhododendron and Pine forest, it will take about two hour and another 5 hour walk to Lukla via Phakding, Ghats Khola, Chaurikharka, Chheplung and arrival in Lukla and overnight at Guest house.

Day 16 Fly back to Kathmandu 30 Minutes hours

Early morning joyful flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer your Hotel. During the day you will have rest after long journey in the Khumbu Himalaya and Evening fare well dinner with Nepali Family.

what’s included
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek.
  • Round Flight ticket for Up and Down (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with airport TAX.
  • Standard Lodge/Guest House accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • Full Board Meals (3 Meals a day) while on the trek.
  • Trekking Permit and Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • Professional & highly expertise government licensed holder local Trekking Guide.
  • All expenses of the staffs (Guides/Porters) that includes Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance, Equipment during your travel period.
  • All the necessary trekking gear for porters like jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
  • Friends Adventure Team’s Sleeping Bag, Walking Poles and Duffel Bag, to be return after trip completed.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Arrangement of all rescue and evacuation promptly, in Worst Condition
  • Group Trekking Gears.
  • Trekking Map, Friends Adventure Team's special Souvenir.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Hotel at KTM
what’s excluded
  • Meals and Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • All desserts, sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Medical and Travel Insurance and Emergency rescue by any means of Transportation including Helicopter evacuation if required.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Any other item not included in "Product Includes" Section
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 16 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Maximum altitude 5550 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 4 reviews
Amazing Gokyo Ri with Three Passes Trek
Megan Sullivan From USA At
5 - Excellent
“I had the most amazing opportunity to do the Everest Three Passes with the Friends Adventure Team. Coming to Nepal as a solo female, I was a little hesitant trusting just any organization... but within seconds of my first communication I felt relieved and excited to start my trek into the Himalayas.
The experience was one of the most memorable of my lifetime...”
Great experience in the Himalayas
Funam Bluesco From Colombia At
5 - Excellent
“We just arrived from an 18 days trek on the Himalayas, we went with Friends Adventure Team. We had a great experience in the country, especially during our trek in the Himalayas, it is, indeed, a hard trip, so is important to be confident about your guides. We loved Dhan, our guide, and Guanzhou and Madraj, who helped us with our luggage. A once in a life experience with unforgettable landscapes and people. Thanks' so much.”
Friends Adventure Team Simply the Best Team
Joane Wilson From Russia At
5 - Excellent
“No matter if you are an experienced trekker or you just planning to make your first steps in Nepal, you'd better have a reliable partner and provider in this amazing land.

Thanks to Rajendra and Dabindra I saw a lot of fantastic things while on Everest 3 passes trek, amazing trip, I tried delicious food and even heard wonderful local songs and stories! on the way. And after one day back I already miss this journey... I'll come back again. And again. For sure. Thank you, guys! See you again.”
Friendly Efficient and Beautiful
John Ruddy From Swaziland At
5 - Excellent
“I had the pleasure of being guided in Nepal by Rajendra of Friends Adventure Team who is the most dedicated and friendly person I ever met. He listened to my request and came up with the perfect tours for my taste and budget. Thank you for a wonderful time.”
Good to know The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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