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Everest Base Camp - 3 Passes Trek

From US$ 1,285 per person
Excellent 4.8
Based on 4 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
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in kathmandu, Nepal
Maximum altitude 5550 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
Group Tours
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customer reviews
4.8 - Excellent Based on 4 reviews
3 passes trek
From United States of America USA At
5 - Excellent
“Our guide was wonderful! Mingmar knew so much history and always answered any questions. Our group were random strangers but we all quickly became friends. This adventure is going to be difficult to top. Food was delicious and accommodations were better than expected for such a remote region. I forgot something of value at a previous stop. Our guide called the tea house and learned they had found the item. Without asking or suggesting the tea house owner arranged for the item to be brought to where we were staying and the person who made the 6 hour trek hand delivered it and wouldn't take any sort of reward or gratitude beyond a grateful hug.”
Great experience!
From Egypt At
5 - Excellent
“Green Valley Treks have given me not only one of the best trekking experiences of mylife but also gave me the chance to get to know lots of new great friends from allover the world. The moment I booked with Green Valley their Managing Director (Rajendra Lamichhane) was in constant contact with me to answer all my questions and to make sure that preparing for the trek was easier for me. When I arrived at Kathmandu he helped me himself to get all I needed and be prepared for the trek. The guide (Bhairas Tamang) had much experience in the trek itself add to that much medical knowledge especially about altitude sickness and how to treat it which helped us avoid it during the trek. Having good English have made communication qith him much easier but how friendly, sociable and understanding he was was what made him a great companion. I was offered exceptional service at every place we stayed in during the trek. Best of all mu goal was their aim and they helped me with all means possible to reach it. If you're intrested in visiting Nepal for an extraordinary trek, Green Valley Treks is your best choice.”
Everest Base Camp - 3 Passes trek
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5 - Excellent
“Green Valley Nepal Treks Pvt Ltd gave me the best service. They selected a great porterguide which hadn't the best, but definitely a sufficient level in speaking English. Also when there was no airplane flying for 4 days because of the weather in Lukla, the service was good. ”
Everest Base Camp - 3 Passes trek
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4 - Very Good
“Green Valley Nepal gave me a great trekking experience in Nepal. The guide provided was good and knowledge-able. His English level could have been better. Overall, would highly recommend Green Valley Nepal to everybody coming to Nepal for trekking. ”
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