Everest Three High Pass Trek - 18 Days

Everest Three High Pass Trek Highlights

  • You will have an awesome moment while crossing three popular passes in the Everest region- Renjo La Pass (5464 meters), Cho La Pass (5420 meters), Kongma La Pass (5535 meters).
  • On this trek, you will get to explore the 5 glacial lakes of the Gokyo valley.
  • You will have the adventurous yet, challenging time while crossing these passes.
  • Along with the adventure, you can get a close insight into the life of the Himalayan Sherpa people.
  • You will catch the finest views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar (5545 meters).
Everest Three Pass Trek at Glance
Durations days18 days
Max. elevation5,643 m / 18513 ft
(Kala Patthar)
Trek Start/FinishLukla/Lukla

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The Everest Three Pass Trek consists of crossing three high altitude passes, namely, Renjo La Pass (5,465m), Cho La Pass (5,420m) and Khongma La Pass (5,535m).

Here are some long days (9 hours) and strenuous accents, so a high level of fitness is required. The trek combines crossing these passes with the other ‘must do’ areas of the Khumbu: Everest Base Camp, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, and the Gokyo Lakes.

Flying in and out of Lukla, two routes are possible, clockwise and anti-clockwise. But both routes provide you with the same terrain and same spectacular views.

This trek is definitely the definitive Everest region trek for the adventure seeking trekker!

Here is just a taste of what to expect from this trek:

From the top of the Renjo La Pass (5,464m), the views of Everest reportedly beat even the panoramic Everest views from Kalapatthar. There are also spectacular views of Gokyo Lake.

Cho La Pass (5,420m) is formed between the snowcapped summits of Lobuche (6,135m) and Cholatse (6,443m). The steep climb is challenging and icy in parts but from the summit, there are spectacular views of Ama Dablam.

Kongma La Pass has been described more of a ‘precarious struggle among skittering stones’. The route takes you across a glacier and glacier-fed river and the climb up to the pass at 5,535m is the highest on this trip.

You can regain their breath as they take in the views from the top of the pass where Lhotse and Makula make their presence felt and the view of the turquoise lakes below contrast the majesty of the mountains.

As mentioned, this trek takes in not just the three passes, but also a trip up Kalapatthar, which is the famous place to view Mount Everest (in fact it is often referred to as the Everest View Point), and a trek to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp.

The names of which are very familiar to anyone who has an interest in the Everest region or knows something about the history of Mount Everest.

Two other highlights of this trek are Tengboche Monastery, the highest monastery in the Khumbu Region, and the Gokyo Lakes, the highest freshwater bodies in Nepal.

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu1400 m / 4593 ft
Day 2Kathmandu to Lukla (Flight) to Phakding2651 m / 8697 ft3 hr
Day 3Phakding to Namche Bazaar3440 m / 11286 ft5 - 6 hr
Day 4Acclimatization day3700 m / 12139 ft5 hr
Day 5Namche Bazaar to Tengboche3956 m / 12979 ft5 hr
Day 6Tengboche to Dingboche4380 m / 14370 ft4 - 5 hr
Day 7Acclimatization day4380 m / 14370 ft5 hr
Day 8Dingboche to Lobuche via Khong Ma La Pass4938 m / 16200 ft10 hr
Day 9Lobuche to Gorakshep (Day trip to EBC)5368 m / 176117 - 8 hr
Day 10Gorakshep to Lobuche (Morning trip to Kalapatthar)5,643 m / 18513 ft
6 - 7 hr
Day 11Lobuche to Dzongla4830 m / 15846 ft3 hr
Day 12Dzongla to Gokyo via Chola Pass4800 m / 15748 ft8 - 9 hr
Day 13Acclimatization day5367 m / 17608 ft4 hr
Day 14Gokyo Valley to Marlung via Renjo La Pass4210 m / 13812 ft7 - 8 hr
Day 15Marlung to Namche Bazaar3438 m / 11279 ft5 - 6 hr
Day 16Namche Bazaar to Lukla2860 m / 9383 ft7 - 8 hr
Day 17Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)1400 m / 4593 ft40 min
Day 18Departure


  • Local transfers for your international flight x 2 (arrival/ departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flights x 2
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Park and Local Entry Permits
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu Flight
  • Guide for 16 days
  • Porter for 15 days
  • 2 nights accommodation in a Kathmandu hotel (Hotel Dream Nepal or similar)
  • 15 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • 15 x set breakfast, 15 x set lunch and 15 x set dinner while on trek. Please note if you wish to order out with the set menu items as indicated by your guide, the cost of these will borne by yourself
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff


  • International flight ticket and Nepal Entry Visa
  • Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking)
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, except the farewell dinner
  • Personal gear for trekking (Including any your may wish to hire in Kathmandu), any personal expenses (i.e. soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks etc.)

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Trip Facts

  • 5,643 m / 18513 ft
  • Lukla/Lukla
  • Demanding