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Everest Base Camp - 3 Passes Trek

From US$ 1,285 per person
Excellent 5.0
Based on 10 Reviews
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Crossing over the Three Adventure Passes (Cho La , Renjo La and Kongma la )
  • Impressive views of Khumbu Ice fall
  • Everest Base Camp, walking on the Khumbu glacier, Climbing Kala patthar
The Three High Passes Trek (Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La) is a picturesque trek in the Nepalese Himalayas, weaving through the Everest region over three of the world's highest passes. The trek offers unparalleled mountain scenery with an opportunity to explore the Khumbu region and the Everest Himalayan range. The Three Passes trek offers not only views of several eight thousand meter peaks, but also offers views of many peaks in the seven thousand meter club: including the region’s most beautiful Ama Dablam, Pumori, Cholatse, Khumbutse, Khangtega, Nuptse and Lhotse. The Three Passes trek is well-worth the effort, because of the amazing views and unforgettable experience of crossing three high Himalayan passes. This itinerary is developed for trekkers who are looking for an adventurous and challenging mountain excursion.

On the Three Passes Trek you will observe the ancient culture of the Sherpa people. The trail passes through traditional villages where Buddhist monasteries, prayer wheels, and monuments abound. Sagarmatha National Park, home to a variety of wildlife including musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, barking deer, blood pheasant, Tibetan snow-cock, crimson-horned pheasant, and domesticated yaks, is a highlight of the region. A major attraction of this trek is Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5340 m. Other worthwhile attractions are Kalapathar 5545 m near Gorak Shep, and Gokyo Ri 5350 m near Gokyo for the most spectacular views of Everest.

In short, it's an adventure trek of a lifetime and we look really much forward to taking your on this fantastic adventure, in a very safe, but adventurous manner!
Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2,800m) & trek to Phakding (2,652m), 3-4 hrs walk. Early morning flight to Lukla, a 40 minute scenic flight. We will provide you breakfast in Lukla. While you are eating breakfast our guide will divide the baggage to be carried by the porters. From Lukla we will pass through Sherpa villages before reach Phakding. This is the first day of your trek; we will hike only 3 to 4 hours. After you arrive in Phakding you could explore Phakding village. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), 6-7 hrs walkAfter breakfast in Phakding, we will continue our Three Pass trek crossing five suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi river. We will register your permit number and group details at the National Park office in Monjo, the entrance gate for Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing the Hilary suspension bridge we will ascend the trail to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the center of the Khumbu region where many small shops can be found. Overnight at Namche.

Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar Green Valley Nepal Treks suggests one day for acclimatization to adjust for high altitude. You will have a full day at your leisure to explore the shops in Namche Bazaar or hike to the Everest View Hotel for your first view of Mt. Everest and a panorama of major peaks in the region. If this is a Saturday, you can visit the colorful market of Namche where people shop, exchange and sell their goods. Also you can visit the Sherpa Museum, where you will learn about the Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering on Mt. Everest. Back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 04: Trek to Thame, (3800m), 3 to 4 hoursAt Namche Bazaar we separate from the traditional Everest Base Camp route and walk 3-4 hours to Thame village. Situated along the route which historically led to the Tibetan border, Thame is the oldest village of the Sherpa people. About 150m above the town is the Thame Gompa, a charming Buddhist monastery. Overnight at Thame.

Day 05: Trek to Marlung, (4137m), 4 to 5 hoursFrom Thame the trail heads north to Thame Teng and on through several small villages such as Chanakpa, Taranga, crossing through yak fields to reach Marulung village where we will spend the night at a mountain teahouse.

Day 06: Trek to Lungdeng (4600m), 3 to 4 hoursTrek through the isolated hillsides to reach Lungdeng where we will overnight at a basic mountain teahouse.

Day 07: Trek to Renjo- La (5465m) to Gokyo Lake (4800m)Crossing Renjo La is a difficult day due to the altitude. Normally the weather is clear from March to May and from September to November when the prospects for favorable conditions are excellent. Enjoy outstanding views from the top of Renjo La including breathtaking views of the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest 8848m, Makalu 8463m, Lhotse 8516m and Cho Oyo 8201m. Careful walking is required as the trail sharply descends to Gokyo. Overnight at Gokyo.

Day 08: Relax Day at Gokyo: After crossing Renjo La, you will spend a relaxing day at Gokyo. Rest or explore the lakes and enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. You can also see the northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and the biggest glacier in the world, Ngozumba Glacier. Back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m), and trek to Thaknak (4750m), 7-8 hrsEarly morning hike up to Gokyo Ri for a spectacular view of the sunrise. Here you will be rewarded with outstanding views of Mt. Everest and surrounding Himalayan scenery. Back to Gokyo for breakfast. Then trek to Dragnag passing by the second lake and an unforgettable walk across the Ngozumba Glacier. Overnight in Dragnag.

Day 10: Trek to Cho-la Pass (5367m) to Dzongla (4,850m), 5-6 hrs walkAnother long day of trekking to cross the Cho La pass. Many trekkers cross Cho La; the pass is not difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier crossing on the eastern side. After completing the pass, we descend to Dzonglha with outstanding views of Cholatse Peak (6,335m). Overnight in Dzonglha.

Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m), 5-6 hrs walk We continue our trek along the moraine of the Khumbu glacier with views of Kalapathar and Pumori. The rocky trail to Gorak Shep offers views of Pumori, Everest Base Camp, and glaciers with beautiful mountain views. We could go to Kalapathar in the evening . We enjoy the night at Gorak Shep.

Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,357m) and return to Lobuche for overnight. 6 to 7 hrsAfter breakfast at Gorak Shep we will continue our trek towards the Everest Base Camp with views of the famous Khumbu Icefall. The hike is fairly strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air. The walk passes over rocky dunes and streams until you reach Base Camp where outstanding photo opportunities are plentiful. Return to Gorak Shep, then continue trekking to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 13: Lobuche - Kongma La (5,535m) - Chhukung (4,730m): 8-10 hrsAfter breakfast in Lobuche, we begin the trek by crossing the Khumbu Glacier (2 hours) and then climb the canyon to ascend Kongma La (5,535m). The glacier crossing and ascent up Kongma La is a difficult trek, but well worth the views of the surrounding peaks once reaching the summit. Descend into the Imja Khola valley hiking from Chhukung to Dingboche with views of Ama Dablam (6,856 m). Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 14: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m), 4-5 hrs walk : Easy walk downhill to a lower elevation. After the bridge, our route follows the stream towards Pangboche village and further down the valley to Tengboche where the famous Tengboche Monastery is located. Overnight stay at a teahouse situated beneath the tall, magnificent peak, Ama Dablam.

Day 15: Trek to Monjo ((2680M), 5-6 hrs walk : After breakfast, we trek downhill to Phunkethanga a small settlement with a couple of teahouses. From here the trail leads through the rhododendron forest, and after crossing the local wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi river, we climb to Sanasa. From Sanasa we descend to Namche Bazaar, then trek further down the valley to Monjo for an overnight stay.

Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2,800m), 6-7 hrs walk: After breakfast in Monjo, we trek back to Lukla enjoying the pleasant green scenery and passing through picturesque Sherpa villages. Finally, the trail leads you back to Lukla. After arriving in Lukla you will have time to celebrate the completion of your trek.

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m) After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, our guide will transfer you to your hotel. You will have time to relax after the long journey, catch your breath, and rest at your hotel before completing your Himalayan adventure with us.
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what’s included
  • Airport pick up drop service
  • Pre trip meeting
  • All permits such as National park, TIMS Permit
  • All nights lodge accommodations on mountain
  • 3 times meals day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking
  • Trekking gear duffel bag for your trekking stuffs
  • Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket
  • Medical Kit Bag on every trip
  • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professionals guide
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, equipment, foods & Hotel
  • Worst case, arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, if needed (paid by your Travel insurance)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate( Very useful to check Altitude sickness symptom)
  • Welcome/ farewell dinner in famous Nepali restaurant with Nepali culture dance program
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
what’s excluded
  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Hotel , Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance & personal expenses
  • Tips for Guide and Porter (it is expected).
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 17 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
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 10 reviews
Brilliant EBC - 3 passes Rapid Trek
Plamen Ivanov From Bulgaria At
5 - Excellent
“Brilliant trek, perfect adventure, hard work. I've just got back from this trek. I've done it for 11 days.”
Just WOW
Dirk van der Zwan From Netherlands At
5 - Excellent
“Green Valley hooked me up with a great guide, with whom I had the pleasure to do the Three Passes trek for 17 days. We ended up doing it a little bit faster, this is the benefit if you can decide upon the itinerary day to day.
The guide was knowledgable, warm, funny, proficient in English and just allround helpful and supportive.

As for the trek, well I can let the pictures you can find on internet speak for itself. If you are fit enough I cannot recommend this highly enough over 'just' Basecamp; the passes really stand on their own in terms of experience.”
Amazing Before and After Care Service
Clare Newell From United Kingdom UK At
5 - Excellent
“My boyfriend and I booked the 17 day 3 high passes and Everest Base Camp Trek with Green Valley Tours. I booked with Green Valley as the price was very good but also the owner Raj, was excellent at getting back to me to answer any questions I had before making the booking. This level of service continued in the run up to our arrival in Nepal and it was great to know that Raj was at the end of an email or whatsapp message for any questions we had.

As part of the trek Green Valley also picked us up from the airport in Kathmandu and took us to our hostel. This is a vital service as Kathmandu airport is crazy busy.

We had a few days in Thamel before our trek and Raj was always on hand to help, answer questions and give us recommendations for additional equipment to buy and how much it should cost.

The trek itself was breath taking (and HARD). The porters were absolutely brilliant and great fun to play cards with in the evening. Our guide did a good job and had a good sense of humour. Unfortunately though after 9 days I got very sick and our trek was cut short but I did manage to trek the highest pass and made it to EBC.

(TRAVELLER TIP: as soon as you start to feel unwell be sure to tell your guide you need a rest day. I didn’t do this and just kept pushing myself each day and in the end made myself very ill.)

If like me you do fall ill then the aftercare I received from Green Valley and Raj was outstanding. Raj was already at the hospital when I arrived to make sure I was okay and he visited everyday. When I was due to leave hospital he came to pick me and my boyfriend up and take us to our hotel.

Once I had recovered, as our trek had been cut short, he also helped to arrange the bus so we could visit another part of Nepal. On return to Kathmandu, Raj had followed up at the hospital for me and collected all the paperwork. If all that wasn’t enough, he also arranged an evening meal with the rest of the trekking group when they returned from the trek so we could catch up with them and say our farewells…..AND took us back to the airport when it was time to leave.

The care and consideration shown by Raj and Green Valley really was more than I could have asked for, Raj did a brilliant job when was I ill and he continued the service until I left Nepal . I would happily use them again for any treks or tour in Nepal and can’t thank Raj enough for the amazing after he provided.”
Three Passes Trek
werner maile From United States of America USA At
3 - Average
“Incredibly beautiful scenery, an amazing trek. This is however very strenuous, do not underestimate the difficulty. I observed lots of out of shape people on the trails who required evacuation by helicopter. Such evacuations were occurring approximately once an hour, And yes, there are lots of people on these trails, if you are looking for peace and solitude this is probably not the trek for you.”
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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