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Everest Three High Passes Trekking

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highlights
  • Kathmandu city exploration.
  • Picturesque Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight.
  • Visit historical Tengboche Monastery, mesmerizing view of Khumbu Ice fall.
  • Sunrise from Kalapathar, experience the unique culture of the Sherpa people.
Exploring the Himalayas along with Mountains valleys, Glaciers, Passes and other challenges at Everest High Passes Trekking is an unforgettable adventure. The true mountain adventure spirit lives here, which cheers your heart at this wild wonderland. Nepal Eco Adventure is your ideal companion for your adventurous journey.

Everest High Passes Trek is a challenging and ambitious trekking trail because it has combined three major Passes of Khumbu region along with various valleys. The three passes are over 5000m ASL, whereas the highest point of the Trek will be 5550m asl. It is not only a high passes trek, it includes other trekking trails in Everest region in one such as; Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Valley Trek, Thame Valley Trek etc. This is a long, adventurous, challenging and with many mighty sceneries of the majestic mountains in the Khumbu Region.

The Land of Sherpa People, who are known as the true heroes of Himalaya and their highland, welcomes you with their own customs, culture, language and living style. It has been changed rapidly after the influences of tourists, but still there are many more real things to witness. Besides the snowcapped mountains and its ranges there are low-alpine to high alpine vegetation or no vegetation at all. Due to nature conservation the Sagarmatha National parks wild animals and birds in this regions have been preserved. There are lots of rare animals and birds in this trekking trail which can be seen on the way such as; Musk-deer, Wild-mountain-goat, Snow-leopard, Pheasants, Lophophorus, Snow-Duck, Mountain hawk etc. and there are people who still believe that the legendary YETI could be found in Khumbu Himalaya region. Religiously Buddhist people are living here which can be witnessed with lots of ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ written praying flags, Mani walls, Mani gate, Chhotres and Monasteries.
Day 1 Fly to Lukla(2810m) and Trek to Phakding(2610m) 3 hours Guest house

On the first day, we’ll board a flight to Lukla (2810m), from TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport). You will be able to rejoice the sight of splendid hills, rivers and mountains during the 30 minutes flight. On reaching Lukla airport, you’ll be introduced to your porter, and served a wholesome breakfast. After that, we will head north to Phakding (2620m). It is an easy 3 hour hike through the Dudhkoshi valley. We will head north from the airstrip to Chheplung (2700m) and cross the crystal clear Thadokoshi on a locally built suspension bridge. Pass the bridge, you can witness Kusam Kanggru (6367m), which is one of the toughest mountains to conquer. Away from the ThadoKoshi, the trail continues towards the Ghat (2590m) and we will cross a ridge marked with painted Mani stones. We will carry on our mount to reach the beautiful tribal village of Phakding.

Day 2 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m). 6 hours Guest house

On our second day of trek, we will head to Namche bazaar, celebrated village of Khumbu region. On our way to Namche, we will cross the winding Dudhkoshi River 5 times on thrilling suspension bridges, covered with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. Then, we will continue our climb, which will bring you to Jorsale. From there, it’s a two and a half hour ascent to Naamche, with two major viewpoints on your way. If you’re lucky, on a clear day, you can relish the hypnotic view of Everest. At Jorsale, you will enter Sagarmatha National park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where you’ll be required to verify your permits. After 5-6 hours of tough hiking, we’ll reach Namche Bazaar, chief economic hub of the region, also, gateway to Everest.

Day 3 Accimatization day at Namche Bazar 5 hours Guest house

Adaptation to harsh geography and high altitude is vital before further continuing the ascent to avoid altitude sickness and other unwelcomed illness. You’ll be taken for a one day hike through the beautiful villages of Khunde and Khumjung. After getting back at Everest view hotel, you can go to look at the giant skull of so called mystical creature “Yeti”, in a monastery in the region. You can also savor at a bakery at World’s highest altitude. On a fairly clear day, you can view breathtaking view of peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam among others. The view of mountains from Everest View Hotel, is also commendable. After a nourishing breakfast at hotel, we will endeavor an hour long climb to the Syangboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will steadily ascend towards Khundu. On your way up, you can see century’s old Chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From there, we will move eastwards to Khumjung, the largest settlement in whole Khumbu region, at the lap of holy peak of Khumbila. After savoring lunch at Khumjung, we will trail a slow climb to Everest View Hotel, from where you can again enjoy the view of Himalayans.The descend to Namche (3,540m) is approximately 4/5 hours walk.

Day 4 Trek to Tengboche(3860m) 5 hours Guest house

After a healthy breakfast at Namche (3,500m) we will hike to Tengboche (3,870m). The estimated distance is 10kms. By now you will be familiar to strong wind and rough terrain. We can see the sight of porters packing the luggage from the yaks. The trail progressively becomes narrower and steep. You will come across numerous monasteries, suspension bridges, waterfalls and rhododendron forests on your way to Tengboche. On reaching Tengboche, you can visit Nepal’s one of the oldest monasteries. Here you can be part of unique and spiritual Buddhist rituals. We will spend the night at a local tea house.

Day 5 Trek to Dingboche(4390m) 4 hours Guest house

Early morning, after breakfast we will move on to Dingboche (4410m). The air starts to become thin significantly from here. It’s approximately a 4 hour long trek to Dingboche. We head towards our ultimate goal, the Everest base camp. We cross the Imja valley and few Sherpa villages. We will spend the night here in Dingboche, and hike next day to Chhukung.

Day 6 Trek to Chhukung(4730m) 4 hours Guest house

After nourishing breakfast, we will continue to ascent, few hours walk to Chhukung (4760m), from where we can see the beautiful mountains up close and even better. We will spend the night here. Here, at Chhukung, we will rest or go for exploration. The point is to adapt to high climate to avoid Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS).

Day 7 Cross the Kongmala Pass (5535m) to Lobuche (4925m) 5 hours Guest house

After a well-deserved rest at Chhukung, we will set on our way up to Lobuche early in the morning, after a healthy breakfast, of course. Here, on our way, we can see largest memorials in the Everest region, for the fallen heroes. By the time we reach Lobuche, it will be late afternoon. We can either relax for tomorrow’s hike or explore the beautiful land.

Day 8 Trek to Ghorekshep (5180m)-EBC (5360m) -Ghorekshep. 8 hours Guest house

This challenging trek will take around 6-8 hours. From here altitude mountain sickness may get severe so we have to be extra careful. The trekking distance will be around 15 kms. After wholesome breakfast, we will head to Base camp, trekking through the rocky terrain alongside the Khumbu Glacier. Upon reaching their, you will have some time to enjoy the heavenly environment and take photographs. If you are trekking somewhere between March and May, you might get the chance to see all the commercial expeditions trying to reach the summit. After lunch, we will trek downhill to Gorakshep, and spend the night at a local guest house there.

Day 9 Kalapathar for sunrise and trek to Dzonghla (4800m) 6 hours Guest house

For many, this is the highlight of the whole trip. Optimistically, the day starts with a cloudless sky. We will hike early morning to Kalapathar, from where you will get undoubtedly the best sunrise view of Everest and its neighbor peaks. Live the moment and take plenty of photographs to take back home.

Day 10 Cross Cho-la pass(5420m) and trek to Dragnag(4700m) 7 hours Guest house

After a restful night, we will set on to cross the beguiling Cho-la Pass (5420m). The trek is gradual ascent up the valley passing thorough subtle rhododendron forests, and if we get lucky we might get glimpse of musk deer. The view of Ama Dablam and Tawache is remarkable from here. After that, we trek down to Tagnag (4695m), village situated just below a small cliff. We spend the night at this Himalayan village of Tagnag.

Day 11 Trek to Goky- Fifth lake & trek b to Gokyo(4800m) 5 hours Guest house

Gokyo Valley is a small Buddhist village. The distance from Tagnag to Gokyo is only 4 kms. We will begin the trek early in the morning. We cross the Ngozompa glacier on our way to Gokyo. We will cross the wooden bridge covered with prayer flags over the Dudh Koshi and mark the first of Gokyo Lakes, inhabited by wonderful ducks. Before reaching Gokyo, there is a resting place covered with vibrant prayer flags. We will also visit and relish the sight of magnetic Fifth Lake and take pictures.

Day 12 Crross the Renjo pass(5360m) down to Lungden(4370m) 7 hours Guest house

Early morning after breakfast, we climb the Gokyo-Ri (5,333m) to enjoy the bewitching view of colossal Ngozumpa glacier, upper Gokyo Valley and the implausible mounts such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, and Gychung Kang among others. We will now cross the steep Renjo-La pass at 5,300m and descent to Lungden (4,350m) where we will spend the night.

Day 13 Trek to Thame village(3820m) and visit Thame monastery. 4 hours Guest house

The next day, we will hike to Thame. Situated at 3800m, we will also visit the historic Thame monastery and experience spiritual Buddhist practices. We can also witness the lovely culture of Sherpa people at Thame. We will spend the night here and enjoy the much needed rest for our downhill trek tomorrow.

Day 14 Trek down to Namche (3445m). 4 hours Guest house

We will continue our trek down the Sherpa villages of Khumjung, leaving the mountains in the backdrop. We will walk down to the village of Namche bazaar, epitome of Sherpa culture. We will stay the night at a guest house in Namche.

Day 15 Trek down to Lukla (2830m). 7 hours Guest house

It is around a 7 hours long walk downhill from Namche to Lukla. On this day, our time at exotic Sagarmatha National Park will come to an end. Following day, we will board a plane to capital city. You will bid goodbye to this trek with a memorable walk down to Lukla.

Day 16 Fly back to Kathmandu.

Early morning air trip from Lukla to Kathmandu, back to your hotel. Early morning, we will catch a plane from Lukla to Kathmandu. Don’t forget to pick a seat on the right side, to see the insatiable mountains again. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted back to your hotel.

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what’s included
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including fresh fruit in the evening.
  • Trekking lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary system permits.
  • Flight from Kathmandu - Lukla and Lukla -Kathmandu) with airport transfer.
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Nepal Eco Adventure duffel bag,Sleeping bag, down Jacket and walking poles (If you don't have your own, To be return after the trip completed).
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt cap as souvenir, after trek complete Adventure certificate.
  • Everest three passes trekking Map.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate( Very useful to check Altitude sickness symptom).
  • Assistant guide group size above 4+ person.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
what’s excluded
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek (i.e.. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • Desserts, sweets like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging during the trekking.
  • Tips trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 16 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
Maximum altitude 5550 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
meeting/Start point Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 6 reviews
Adventure with perfect guide
Daniel Burkhardt From Germany At
5 - Excellent
“I went with Lakpa Sherpa on the Everest Three High passes Trek in December 2016.

From the beginning of organizing the adventure till finishing the trek I always was supported by Nepal Eco Adventure. In every step they helped me in finding the best option.
On the trek everything was organized and I always felt convenient so that I could pay my full attention on the surrounding and challenge I had in front of me.
With Lakpa Sherpa I had a guide, or I can say friend with me, who made the trip even better!! He was the perfect expert on the trek and a good talking partner in the evenings. With him I experienced the real Nepal, I think.

So all in all a great adventure and the right decision to go with Nepal Eco Adventure

One advice: Buy proper micro spikes !!”
Great experience!!!!
Erique Terleira Irazabal From Spain At
5 - Excellent
“The three passes Everest trek is a great way of getting to know the different valleys around the Everest area: Khumbu, Chhukung, Thame... The scenery is outstanding and the trek is physically demanding enough for those who want a bit of a challenge.”
Memorable Everest Base Camp and 3 Passes Trek
Tapas Panda From India At
5 - Excellent
“As part of a group trek, I did the Everest Base Camp & 3 Passes (Kongma La, Cho La, Renjo La) trek with Nepal Eco Adventure this Apr 2016, spanning around 3 weeks. This was a challenging and strenuous high altitude trek with all 3 passes above 18,000 ft, EBC at 17,500 ft and Kala Patthar at 18,500 ft. Chhatra Karki, who runs Nepal Eco, carried out the entire planning and logistics for this trek. Chhatra is extremely knowledgeable about the routes on this trek and was very responsive, detailed, helpful and flexible right from the first interaction we had till much after completing the trek. The trek guides and porters he provided were strong & competent, had a focus on safety, were polite and helpful and most of them had prior experience trekking these routes. Boarding, lodging and food was excellent throughout the trek relative to the tea house facilities available on these routes. Chhatra’s information and advice around weather conditions, altitude sickness, safety, health, water & food aspects were very useful. Later during the trek as we improvised on the itinerary to save time, Chhatra responded flexibly (and patiently), at short notice, in re-booking flights, boarding & lodging to accommodate our changes. The trek in itself, for the most part, comprised of long 5-8 hour walks over 15000 ft, through steep inclines, snowy & icy paths, huge glaciers, moraine, scree and pretty cold conditions. These challenges, however, were well rewarded with magnificent views of the highest Himalayan ranges, stunning landscapes, mesmerizing alpine lakes, unique flora & fauna, serene monasteries, beautiful countryside, great food and lovely local people. All in all a truly memorable trek!

As regards areas for improvement, some of the trek guides could develop deeper knowledge about the culture and history of the local places and people on these routes that would add to enriching the overall experience. Kumar Jirel, one of the trekking guides, while competent, could develop a bit more empathy for client trekkers not as experienced. As a disclaimer, I am not affiliated in any way or work for Nepal Eco nor do I write too many reviews. But, that said, I would have no hesitation in trekking again with Nepal Eco and would recommend them for those looking to trek in Nepal.”
Wonderful trek in the Everest area
Anonymous From France At
5 - Excellent
“Last spring I did a 18 days trek in Sagarmatha National Park with my husband (30 years old) and my parents (58 and 65) - my best trekking experience ever! I highly recommend Nepal Eco Adventure and this trek, a beautiful and challenging one called the Three High Passes Trek. This was my second time in Nepal. The first time I was with another trekking company and Nepal Eco Adventure was definitely much better although the trek costed exactly the same price. Before the trek, Chhatra was very helpful and responsive, he gave us great advice to help us choose the trek and the equipment. Then he took care of everything very efficiently for us, including the trek permit and the hotel reservation in Kathmandu where he made sure we had the best rooms. The trek was wonderful, beautiful landscapes and people and excellent accomodation. Many of the owners of the lodges were good friends of our guide so there was also a nice and fun atmosphere. Our guide Rajesh was very friendly but also serious and responsible and he knew everything about the area. He spoke excellent English and some French too :) He told us a lot of interesting stories and we learned a lot about the Sherpa culture and Nepal in general thanks to him. Our porters, Man and Chhitra, were incredibly nice, friendly and helpful, they understood English well and we had an excellent time with them. Rajesh was very flexible and clever. When we arrived at EBC, my parents were very tired, they found the trek too challenging, had altitude sickness and didn't feel like crossing the remaining high passes. Instead of having the four of us go down together, Rajesh proposed an alternative that suited everyone: my parents went down with one of the porters while my husband and I continued and did the whole trek. The four of us were extremely pleased with our experience and if we come back to Nepal for a trek we will definitely choose Nepal Eco Adventure again.”
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