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Everest Three High Pass Trek - 16 Days

Everest Three High Pass Trek
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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).

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). There 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 trekkers 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. Trekkers 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.

Days Itinerary Altitude Time
Day 1 Kathmandu to Lukla (Flight) to Phakding 2651 m 3 hr
Day 2 Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3438 m 5 - 6 hr
Day 3 Acclimatization day 3700 m 5 hr
Day 4 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3956 m 5 hr
Day 5 Tengboche to Dingboche 4440 m 4 - 5 hr
Day 6 Acclimatization day 4900 m 5 hr
Day 7 Dingboche to Lobuche via Khong Ma La Pass 4940 m 10 hr
Day 8 Lobuche to Gorakshep (Day trip to EBC) 5368 m 7 - 8 hr
Day 9 Gorakshep to Lobuche (Morning trip to Kalapatthar) 5545 m 6 - 7 hr
Day 10 Lobuche to Dzongla 4830 m 3 hr
Day 11 Dzongla to Gokyo via Chola Pass 4800 m 8 - 9 hr
Day 12 Acclimatization day 5367 m 4 hr
Day 13 Gokyo Valley to Marlung via Renjo La Pass 4210 m 7 - 8 hr
Day 14 Marlung to Namche Bazaar 3438 m 5 - 6 hr
Day 15 Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2860 m 7 - 8 hr
Day 16 Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight) 1380 m 40 min


  • Local transfers for your international flight x 2 (arrival/ departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flights x 2
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Park and TIMS Card
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu Flight
  • Guide for 16 days
  • Porter for 15 days
  • 4 nights accommodation in a Kathmandu hotel (Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar)
  • 15 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • 16 x set breakfast, 16 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.)

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD$1,530/person
Total $ 1,530 USD

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