Everest 3 High Pass Trek - 21 Days

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  • Duration: 21 Days
  • Trip Grade: Very Strenuous Very Strenuous
  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Khumbu
  • Max. Altitude: 5,535m/18159ft
  • Best Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Style: Tea House Trek
  • Transportation: Domestic Air/ Land transportation

This trek which takes in Everest, 3 High Pass Trek is considered to be one of the most difficult treks in the Everest Region. It is a wonderful opportunity to cross three high passes, Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18159ft), Cho La Pass (5,330m/17486ft), Renjo La Pass (5,345m/17536ft). On this trek, you will be passing through vintage points with extraordinary views of the 8000m peaks including Mt Everest, the world’s tallest peak.

Other features of this trek are the visit to Thame, one of the oldest Sherpa villages in the region, home of an ancient monastery and the childhood home of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (the first to summit Mt Everest along with Edmund Hillary). Other highlights of this trek are the picturesque Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar viewpoints. The viewpoint from Kala Patar 5545m allows a classic view of the Everest range including 4 of the world’s 8000m+ peaks. This magnificent trek will bring you to the starting point of summit attempts and in spring you can even view the hustle and bustle of the climbing expeditions preparing for summit attempts.

During this trek, you will enjoy crystal clear view of The Himalayan range including Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori among others.

This is not an easy trek but if you have courage, persistence, and endurance then you can accomplish this strenuous trek

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)

Day 2: Full day Sightseeing Tour Kathmandu

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2860m/9383ft, 45mins) and trek to Monjo (2,840m / 9,315ft) 4 hrs

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) 8hrs

Day 5: Acclimatization day.

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (2hrs exploring) trek to Debuche (3,820m/12,529ft) 5hrs

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m / 14,465ft) 5-6 hrs

Day 8: Acclimatization day

Day 9: Trek to Chhukung and Chhukung Ri (4,730m / 15,514ft) 4-6 hrs

Day 10: Trek over Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18159ft) and trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,104ft) 6-7 hrs

Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17598ft) then trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,859ft) 8hrs

Day 12: Ascend Kala Pathar (5,554m/18221ft) and trek to Zongla (4,830m/15,842ft) 8hrs

Day 13: Trek over Cho La Pass (5,330m/17486ft) and trek to Thangnak (4,700m / 15,416ft) 7-8 hrs

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4,790m / 15,711ft) 2 hrs

Day 15: Exploration day, Explore 5th Lake and Gokyo Ri (5,360m/17585ft)

Day 16: Trek over Renjo La Pass (5,345m/17536ft) and trek to Ledgen (4,560m/14,956ft) 7-8 hrs

Day 17: Trek to Thame (visit a Monastery) (3,820m/12,592ft) 5 hrs

Day 18: Trek to Monjo (2,840m/9,315ft) 6hrs

Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,315ft) 4hrs

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu (45mins)

Day 21: Depart to your own destination

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Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 1350m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and will be provided with all the detailed information about your program. If your arrival is late in the evening then there is always tomorrow to provide you with information about your tour.

Today you will be going for sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Durbar square, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.

Then you will be transfer from hotel to the domestic terminal for the flight of Lukla (2,840m). After you reach Lukla your trail will lead to the sightseeing of amazing mountains like Gauri Shankar (7,135m), Melungtse (7,181m) and Numbur (6959m). The walking is easy today but physically you will need to adjust to the altitude that you are visiting so you will be staying overnight at Monjo.

After breakfast your trek gets started for the Namche Bazar passing through the pines and rhododendron trees. The Dudh koshi river will be beside you till you cross the suspension bridge and start your ascent to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is located in between the two great valleys Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi. It’s a gate way to reach the world highest mountain Mt Everest. The amazing view from Namche is popular and one of the reasons for our acclimatization day. Overnight in Namche.

You may think its waste of your day to rest in Namche but that’s not the reason we want you to be adjusted to the high altitude and grab the opportunity to explore the local market, villages like Thamo or Syangboche to get the scenic view of Everest. Overnight in Namche.

Today you will be passing through the Dudh Kosi Bridge. Then climb toward Tangboche, which provides you eye pleasing views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Taboche. Tyangboche,has it’s own meaning due to the it’s monastery, it contains the largest Monastery in Khumbu. You can experience the monastery and museum. After that you will walk toward Debuche. Overnight in Debuche.

Passing through the pine trees and crossing the small bridge will become a common sight. You will see amazing views of Ama Dablam on way to Dingboche. You have the chance to visit the home of an ancient monastery at Pangboche. Listen to legendary stories of the Yeti as told by the locals. You will spend your night at Dingboche.

We have an acclimatization day today. You can choose whether you would prefer to spend day in your bed or if you like to explore the Imaj Khola valley with a walk to Nagarjun Ri. Overnight in Dingboche.

Let me remind you are already at the altitude 4,730m so the mountains have already surrounded you. You will be experiencing the Lhotse Mountain which is the 4th highest mountain in the world. Similarly you can experience the mountains like Ama Dablam, Island Peak and Thamserku.

Your first pass Kongma La at 5,535m is waiting for you today. After your breakfast you have the meeting with the pass. On your way to Lobuche you can see prayer flags and views from east to west. Khumbu glacier is one of the charms of this trek and you can experience that today. Overnight at Lobuche.

The trail keeps on heading northwards after the Khumbu Glacier towards Gorakshep and then toward Everest Base Camp. Pomo Ri will be beside once you reach Gorak Shep and on your right is Nuptse. Gorak Shep (5,140m) is the spot for your lunch. Return to Gorak Shep overnight.

Today is the day to get incredible eye pleasing scenery and capture great photos with your camera. On your way to Zongla Everest will be watching you. From Kala Pathar’s summit (5,554m) you can get the one of the best panoramic views: Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and other many mountains. You will be passing back through Lobuche and arrive at the Zongla village overnight.

Today you will cross the Cho La (5,330m/17486ft) pass where you will have eye pleasing views. Most, of the time Cho La Pass is covered with snow. On the way you will experience plenty of small snow covered glaciers. You will stay for the night at Thangnak.

You will be heading to the eastern side of the Gokyo Valley and over the Nagjumba Glacier. You will be climbing down to Gokyo Lake beside which is the small village where you will be staying overnight night.

After breakfast your day is packed for the exploration of Gokyo and Gokyo Ri. Today you will experience views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. You will also get stunning views of Khumbila and Taboche. Overnight in Gokyo.

Renjo La pass 5,345m is the last pass of the trek and you will accomplish all the 3 high passes after you pass this Renjo la pass. Today on your eastern side Everest, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu and the Gokyo lakes will be watching you and on your western side Tengi Ragi Tau, Rolwaling Himal and the small Rermo Pokhari Lake will be watching you.

Your trek will be much easier as you will be walking the old paths of Himalyas. Thame one of the oldest Sherpa villages in the Everest region is waiting for your welcome. Thame is the childhood home of the legendary late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Overnight we will stay at Thame.

Today as are walking to catch the amazing views of Kusum Kanguru (6,367m). On our way we will be passing through the Koshi river. Overnight at Monjo.

After breakfast we will be walking toward Lukla. On the way we will be passing through the Dude Koshi. Finally we reach at Lukla and you can stretch your legs and get some relaxing time.

You will be flying back to Kathmandu if the weather is favorable. The weather of Lukla may change at any time. It’s a free day you can rest at the hotel or walk down to the Thamel to buy some souvenirs.

Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.


  • All transportation as per itinerary including airport transfers.
  • Accommodation whilst in Kathmandu (as requirements with various categories as stated) on BB basis.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in the best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trek (on twin share basis).
  • A local English speaking Government Guide during the trek.
  • The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
  • Sagamartha (Everest) conservation’s park fees and TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
  • Trekking equipment’s i.e.- down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag and trekking pole (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • First aid medical kid.
  • Official expenses.


  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory). This must include helicopter rescue
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for either 30 days or 90 days from date of issue. You will need to have currency of either USD, AUD or EU in cash to pay for your visa.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
  • Wifi access fees in lodges while trekking.
  • Fees for recharging of mobile phones at lodges while trekking.
  • Lodge fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services.
  • Personal trekking gear.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (which is not mandatory but highly appreciated).
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Inclusion section.

Route Map

Trip highlights

  • Authentic Sherpa culture in the mountain villages
  • Feel the warm hospitality of the families of born mountaineers.
  • The sacred Wheel prayer engraved with Buddhist mantras, colorful prayer flags portraying spirituality, the memorials.
  • View the stunning sunrise or sunset from Kalapattar.
  • The glacial walk over the Khumbu Glacier
  • One of the most popular trekking trails in the world which offers the combination of natural and cultural beauty.
  • Explore the landscape of the whole Khumbu region, green forests with rare wild animals and birds, lush valleys with spectacular views of the world tallest mountains.
  • Pass through three important passes of the Everest Region—Kongma La (5,535/18,159 ft), Cho La (5420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La(5,340m/17,520ft)

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  • Social Responsibility
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