Everest Three Pass Trek

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Trip Duration 21 Days
Group Size 2-12 people
Maximum Altitude Kongmala Pass (5545 m/18,192 ft)
Difficulty Grade Highly Difficult
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Mar-May, Sept-Nov

Trip Highlights of Everest Three Pass Trek

  • Exciting opportunity to cross three high passes of Everest in a one-Everest three-pass trek
  • The unforgettable experience of crossing Renjola Pass (5435), Chola Pass (5420m), and Kongmala Pass (5535m)
  • Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, Gokyo Lake
  • Climbing to Gokyo Ri (5375m)
  • Eye-catching views of the glacier and Khumbu Icefall

Overview of Everest Three Pass Trek

The Everest Three Pass Trek is one of the most challenging and famous treks in the Everest region of Nepal. During this trekking, we will visit most parts of the Everest region, including Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Gokyo Valley, and its tranquil Lakes.

Gokyo Ri with fantastic views of the landscape. We will enjoy the best Himalayan passes on this trek, such as the Khongma-La Pass (5535m). Chola-La pass (5368m), and Renjo La pass (5338m). Everest High Pass Trek combines with the famous three high keys of the Everest region.

Get the ultimate Everest experience in the Khumbu Himalaya range. The scenery is impressive. This is a less travel area as many trekkers are going to Everest base camp. We also enjoy the beaten trail of the Renjo la part.

Everest Three Passes Trek is ideal for adventure lovers who wish to experience challenging situations and high climbs. Explore Gokyo [4,800 m/15,748 ft], Gorakshep [5,140 m/16,863 ft.], Everest Base Camp [5,364 m/17,598 ft.], and Kalapatthar [5,545m/18,192ft].

The course also lets you climb two of the region’s high passes: Cho La Pass [5,367 m/17,608 ft.] and Renjo La Pass [5,340 m/17,519 ft.]. These passes are pretty high in elevation, tall enough to provide overwhelming views of their summit.

Thus, this is how the journey gets its name: Everest High Passes Trek. As you already know, the Everest Region is the country’s most popular tourism region.

Best trekking route in the Everest region

The Everest three-pass trek gives you a breathtaking view of Earth’s tallest peak, Mt. Everest. The journey begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. The Everest path starts from Phakding and follows the Dudh Koshi valley.

It then shifts toward the agreement of Sherpa’s “bustling Namche Bazaar.” Here, a lovely view of the Himalayas can surround us. While Everest three pass trekking, enjoy the view of the village vicinity. The magnificent forest of Rhododendrons, Magnolias, and massive fir will amaze you.

This trek will take you around the Gokyo Valley, adjoining the Khumbu with Everest Base Camp. This way, you may see the highest peaks from west to east. You may view Cho you (8153m), Gyanchung Kang (7922m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m), and Makalu.

Kongma la is one of the problematic passes.

Kongma La is a beautiful pass from which we can view the spectacular Mt.Thamserku. Mt Amadablam, Mt. Kongtega. We can also see many mountains and glacial lakes. After reaching the summit of Kongma La, we go toward the Everest Base Camp via the Khumbu glacier.

Thus, you can wonder at the sight of Khumbu icefall tumbling from the Western side. The Everest three-pass trek provides the thrill of adventure. Furthermore, it widens their experience of peak climbing trekking in Nepal. Suppose you are a real adventurer looking for more of a challenging trek.

Crossing some of the most famous high passes in the world. You can consider “Above the Himalayan Trekking (p) Ltd.” You will get the opportunity to experience high-altitude mountain scenery. Moreover, you will find a traditional lifestyle and several natural wonders of Nepal.

It’s another spotlight in the Everest Himalayan region of the country. The lake is striking to watch and gaze at. It’s a system comprising six significant lakes, 19 in total. They also have the highest freshwater lake system. Besides tourism, the lakes have a high religious value that Hindus and Buddhists hold.

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Itinerary of Everest Three Pass Trek


Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport take you to hotel

For the Everest three-pass trek, you will have to arrive in Kathmandu. Our team member will pick you up at Tribhuwan International and transfer you to the hotel.

If you reach Kathmandu early, you can rest for some time. You can roam around the different streets of Kathmandu. After having dinner at the hotel, you can go to sleep.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu

Since it might be the first time for most trekkers in Nepal, you will get a day off to visit Kathmandu Valley. There are many historic places in Kathmandu Valley where you can observe ancient art and culture.

Durbar Square, Nagarkot, Indra Chowk, Narayanhiti Palace, and Bouddhnath (Stupa) are famous places in Kathmandu. Besides this, some of my favorite places are Pashupatinath Mandir and Sywanbhunath Stupa, which UNESCO lists as one of the world’s heritage sites.

After sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, you will meet our team for your Everest three-pass trek. You will have a small meeting regarding the tour, during which we will introduce you to your guide.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding

You will have a terrific flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport for your Everest three-pass trek ( in season time March to Mid May, October to November,  the flights are from Ramechhap to Lukla, a 4-hour drive from Kathmandu). If the sky is clear, you will get a fantastic view of the mountains. You will reach Lukla within 35 minutes of the flight. After arriving at Lukla Airport, you will move further toward Phakding.

It takes about 3 hours of trekking to reach Phakding. The Buddhist prayer inscriptions on the wall cover the house on the trail. You can also see several small monasteries on the way. You will stay overnight at Phakding.

Multiple 40 min. Flight, 3hrs Trek
Accommodation Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Lukla (2840m) & Phakding (2,652m)

Day 04: Phakding trekking o Namche Bazar

After having breakfast, your Everest three-pass trek itinerary goes further toward Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is the gateway or junction for trekking to different mountains. The trail to Namche Bazaar is relatively easy, so you will be fine while walking.

The trail also passes through the village of Monjo. From there, you can reach Sagarmatha National Park. If you are lucky and the sky clears, you can also get a glimpse of Mount Everest. It would be best to cross the forest full of Rhododendrons, Magnolias, and fir and overnight at Namche Bazar.

Walking Day 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Namche Bazar (3,440m)

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche

Proper acclimatization is essential for your Everest three-pass trek. You will be trekking to high-altitude places like Mount Everest. It would help if you acclimatized and rested in Namche Bazar.

This place is the main trading point of the Khumbu region. Milk products are very famous in Namche Bazar. Khuda Hospital in Namche Bazar was the first hospital established by Sir Edmund Hillary.

You will see Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest from Namche Bazar’s top. If you have enough time, you can hike from Namche Bazar to the museum.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Namche Bazar (3,440m)

Day 06: Trek from Namche bazar to Tengboche

Your next trekking destination from Namche is Tengboche. On the way to Tengboche, you will see Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and a close-up view of Thamserku Mountain. After hiking about an hour from Namche Bazar, you will reach Kyanjuma.

After having lunch at Kyanjuma, you must cross the Suspension bridge of the Dudh Koshi River. From there, you will have to take a steep climb to Tengboche.

You can also visit the Tengboche monastery on our Everest three-pass trek. It is one of the most essential and prominent monasteries in the Khumbu region.

Walking Day 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Tengboche (3,860m)

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

Ascending the Everest three-pass trek trail to Tarngga, it’s a gentle stroll from Thame. You’ll cross Marulung (4200m) on the east bank of Bhote Koshi.

The final descent to Lungden follows a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders. During the walk, you can observe a variety of plants and animals and learn about the unique Sherpa culture.

Walking Day 6 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Dingboche (4,360m)

Day 08: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche

Today is our second acclimatization day at 4000 m for our Everest three-pass trek. You need to spend another rest day at Lobuche.

A solid day walk to a higher altitude is better than resetting at your guest house. Several hiking spots are nearby from Dingboche.

The hike to Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Excellent view of Makalu (8463 m) from here.

Some trekkers try to trek to Chhukung (4,730m), about 4/5 hours walking. To the north of Dingboche are spectacular views of Lhotse’s massive South Face.

Accommodation Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Dingboche (4,360m)

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung

Chhukung is at a higher altitude, so you must trek slower—the trail to Chhukung through Imja Valley. The distance between Dingboche and Chhukung is shallow so that you can complete the trek in 4 hours.

You will have lots of extra time today on your Everest three-pass trek. A few kilometers from Chhukung, you can trek to Nagarjuna. Nagarjuna gives you an excellent view of Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Lobuche Peak, and Thamserku.

You can also see the fifth-highest mountain, Mount Makalu, Kangtega, and Ama Dablam from Chhukung. Overnight at Chhukung.

Walking Day 2 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Chhukung (4,750m)

Day 10: Trek from Chhukung to Kongma La Pass and Lobuche

Today will be a long day on our Everest three-pass trek. After breakfast, you must move further toward Kongma La Pass. Remember there will not be any shops or teahouses on the trail, so you will have to carry your food with you. A

After walking for some time, you will reach the island of Peak Valley. You will get an exotic view of mountains like Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest’s north face. You will have to ascend the northern side along Niyang Khola.

From there, you will reach Kongma La Pass, where you can see the Buddhist flag. The trail of Kongma La Pass could be better, so remember to stroll. After crossing Kongma La Pass, you will reach Khumbu Glacier.

After walking a few km from the northern side of Khumbu Glacier, you will get to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Walking Day 7-9 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Lobuche (5,535m), Kongma La Pass (5,171m)

Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep and Everest base camp

Have a hot breakfast at Lobuche in the morning. Then, hike toward Everest base camp via Gorakshep. Trekking to Everest base camp is very exciting, as you will get a glimpse of the world’s highest mountain.

From Lobuche, continue your trek from the left bank of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. On the way to Gorakshep, you will pass Kala Patthar Falls. From here, you will have a mesmerizing view of Mount Everest.

It takes about 2 hours to trek to Mount Everest from Gorakshep. After enjoying the view of Mount Everest, you will have to trek backward to Gorakshep. Overnight at Gorakshep. Overnight at local guest house.

Walking Day 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Gorakshep (5,170m) and Everest base camp (5,364m)

Day 12: Trek from Gorakshep to Lobuche via Kala Patthar

On our Everest three-pass trek, you will trek backward to Lobuche through Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar provides the best view of Mount Everest and is also very famous for watching the sunrise.

So today, you must start your trek early in the morning. The Everest three-pass trek trail to Kala Patthar will be dark. The temperature will also be 10 to 15 degrees Celsius.

But it is worth it once you watch the sun rising from the middle of Mount Everest. You can see the northern face of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar. After watching the sunrise, you will trek toward Lobuche.

Walking Day 7-8 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Lobuche (4,940m) & Kala Patthar (5,545m)

Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Dzongla

Today, your Everest three-pass trek destination will be Dzongla. You can reach Dzongla, which is pretty close to Lobuche. You can complete this trek within 3 – 4 hours of trekking. So you can start this trek after it has been launched.

The trail will provide the closest view of Ama Dablam and Kangtega-Thamserku. You can also get a fresh and beautiful view of the Chola River flowing from Mount Cholatse. After an hour’s walk from Chola River, you will reach Dzongla.

Walking Day 3-4 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Dzongla (4,830m)

Day 14: Trek from Dzongla to Gokyo Lake via Cho la pass

Again, this day will be long, with many walks on this Everest three-pass trek trail. After breakfast, you will be trekking to the western side of Dzongla. The path to Gyoko Lake is slightly more complicated than on other days.

After walking for some time, you will each Cho la pass. From there, enjoying the enchanting beauty of Chola Lake and the Ama Dablam, you will be moving further. The Everest three-pass trek trail to Gokyo goes through a challenging climb.

After a walk on the rocky trail for some time, you will reach Thagnak village, which has a shiny and striking view of the mountains. After that, you will cross Ngozumpa Glacier and go to Gyoko Valley.

Walking Day 7-8 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Gokyo Lake (4,800m) & Cho la pass (5,368m)

Day 15: Rest day at Gokyo lake

You got no breaks for several days. Today is a day off where you can visit Gokyo Vial and Gyoko Lake on our Everest three-pass trek.

You can get the chance to see a series of six lakes. Since this day is off, you can climb on peak and view Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Makalu.

The Cho-Oyu base camp will give you a complete view of Ngazumpa Glacier, the highest glacier in the world.

Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Gokyo lake (4,800m)

Day 16: Trek to Renjo La and Mahalangur

After a beautiful day at Gokyo village, you will continue your trek toward Renjo la Pass. After leaving Gokyo Valley, you will reach the bank of Dudh Pokhari. You should have lunch at Dudh Pokhari, carry food, and move toward Renjo la Pass.

After walking for 3 hours straight from Gokyo, you will reach Renjo la Pass. From the trail to Renjo la, you will see Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Cholaste (6,440m), and Mt. Tabuche (6,542m) just in front of you.

Your next Everest three-pass trek destination is Mahalangur, after Renjo la. From Renjo la, you will trek toward the bank of Angladumba Tsho. The trail to Mahalangur is slightly challenging.

You will have to climb the stone staircase. Then, you will have to descend the narrow valley near the Bhote Koshi River. After walking for an hour from the Bhote Koshi River, you will reach Mahalangur. Overnight at Mahalangur.

Walking Day 3 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Renjo La (5,360m) & Mahalangur (4,210m)

Day 17: Trek to Namche bazar

Cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River—the Everest three-pass trek to the Kyanjuma.

The junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village, and Namche Bazaar. Dense wildlife of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer, and wild goats are available.

Walking Day 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Namche bazar (3540m)

Day 18: Treking back to Lukla

From Namche Bazar, you will trek toward Lukla airport. Moving along the Dudh Koshi River bank, you will reach Phakding. After lunch at Phakding, you will continue your trek to Lukla. Walking through the steep trail for about an hour, you will reach Lukla.

Here, you will say goodbye to your porters. You will end your Everest three-pass trek in abundance inside the rhododendron forest. The evening explores a small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.

Walking Day 7 hrs
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Lukla (2840m)

Day 19: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

We boarded our flight and made the exciting 35 – 40-minute flight back to Kathmandu. (It also can be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla, which delays and cancels the Lukla flight.) Note: The flights from mid-March to May and October to early December are from Lukla to Ramechhap. From Ramechhap Airport to Kathmandu is a 4-hour drive.

After a long journey, you may have time to relax. Take back your breath and rest at your hotel, ending your Everest three-pass trek.

Flight 40 min
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)

Day 20 : A free day at Kathmandu

Today is another free day in Kathmandu. If you wish, you can visit any place in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. But most of the trekkers visit Thamel Bazar on their last day.

Thamel Bazar is a shop selling typical Nepali products. You can buy Nepali products as a memory of this trek in Nepal. Thamel is also famous as a nightclub, so if you can enjoy your day at Thamel.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)

Day 21: Final Departure, We will drop you to Airport.

Finally, you have completed the Everest three-pass trek, and it is time to return to your country. We hope that you have had a great time trekking with our company.

We enjoyed touring with you and wish to see you for more trekking experiences in Nepal. Happy trekking!!!

Fixed Departure Dates

Note: We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running everyday. If you are looking for a group joining trip please contact us.


What's Included?
  • Kathmandu Airport to Hotel and back to Airport transfers by tourist coach.
  • Your hotel twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu includes breakfast.
  • Complimentary day tour of Kathmandu valley with good English-speaking tour guide, private car, and driver.
  • A trekking guide certified and licensed by the Government and has training in high altitude sickness and first aid.
  • Local trekking porter from Lukla
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, and clothing.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and back Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Local Tea houses, also called guest houses/ lodges, twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). You can choose your meals from the menu. There are different types of food available.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Everest trekking permit
  • Local permit fees for Khumbu Gaunpalika
  • The guide will carry essential medical supplies and first aid kits.
  • Above the Himalayan duffel bag. ( If you need it too, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us before you arrive in Kathmandu so that it is easy for us to prepare.)
  • All the trip information and details for the trek.
  • Above the Himalayan Gifts and Trekking certificate after finishing your trek.
  • We offer you one dinner in Kathmandu in a Nepali restaurant
  • Government taxes and service charges.
What's Excluded?
  • Meals in Kathmandu, except for breakfast at your hotel.
  • Airfare to Nepal, Kathmandu city tour entrance fees.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. You can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses include laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages, bar bills, and camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance should consist of both rescue and medical assistance.
  • Personal trekking equipment you can buy and rent in Kathmandu trekking stores
  • Gratitudes for tour/ trekking staff and driver
  • Other of your expenses not mentioned cost includes section.

Essential Information - Everest Three Pass Trek

Enjoy the beauty of a high Himalayan pass.

The Everest three-pass trek is different from other trekking in Everest. It takes you across many high passes over 5000m in the Himalayas. Enjoy the world-famous passe of Kongma La, Chola, and Renjo La. The best part of this trek is that many travelers do not need to explore this part of Nepal.

It offers a lovely view of peaks and imposing glaciers with dramatic landscapes. It is a less traveled area; most days, it is in the higher parts. You will walk into the alpine’s pristine lakes and uncorrupted room.

The Everest three-pass trek itinerary includes enough acclimatization days to avoid altitude sickness. After passing the famous Kongmala pass at the end, we will return to Namche and end our trek at Lukla. It would help if you had more preparation for trekking equipment and acclimatization. It isn’t easy to grade a trek in Nepal.

Renjo La pass

In the Renjo La Pass trek, our route passes through peaceful, beautiful, and small yak-grazing settlements. We go through Gokyo Lake. Then, we ascend the valley through patches of birch and rhododendron forest. We make a circuit of Mount Tawache and Mount Cholatse.

Renjo La Pass trek is a well-liked and admired-selected trekking destination. For the walkers, the Everest three-pass trek provides delight in adventure. It widens their experience of the expedition beyond trekking in Nepal. The Renjo-La Pass trek is a strenuous trek with getting the best cultural experiences.

This is the shortest travel route in the Everest region. So, you have the opportunity and cross-cultural privilege to stay with Sherpa families. Renjo La Pass trek is the most passed  Everest three-pass trekking route in the Everest region of Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal.

Some of the best adventure passes during the trek are the Khongma-La Pass (5535m), Chola-La Pass (5368m), and Renjo La Pass (5338m). This Everest Three-pass trek leads to the high pass Renjo-La.

It is on the way to Tibet Border Nag pa-la and Gokyo Valley. It offers the opportunity to see ancient Sherpa settlements, cultures, and the Buddhist religion. Thus, Everest Renjo la Pass trekking is one of the Everest region’s natural walking and hiking trails.

How to get there?

Everest three-pass trek, a 130-kilometer hike that begins at the thriving Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,570 m). It climbs Chukhung Ri (5,550 m), crosses Kongma La (5,535 m), and ticks off EBC (5,380 m) and Kalapathar (5,643 m) on one’s bucket list. It traverses Cho La (5,380 m) and its treacherous glacier, discovers Gokyo and its stunning

The main entry point for the Everest Three Passes Trek is Lukla. More than three airlines offer daily service from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, to Lukla. The flight is scenic and lasts 20 to 30 minutes. You must add a few extra days to your travel time to return to Kathmandu following the trip.

The weather occasionally hinders flying to Lukla and returning from Kathmandu. Due to poor weather, wind, and unclear visibility, the flight schedule gets disturbed. The flight may be postponed. Depending on the weather, the flight may cancel for up to a week.

The airplane is the primary mode of transportation for the Everest three-pass trek trip. You should always book your flight at least one week before you plan your trek to Everest. It might not be easy to secure tickets during peak season.

The majority of flights from Kathmandu to Lukla depart early in the morning. Your 19-day hike through villages will begin your Everest Three Pass adventure from Lukla.

Start the trek with a flight to Lukla.

You may also travel to Lukla by helicopter. It is expensive, but it will give you an experience you will never forget.

The route has already been extended to the Phaplu and Salleri. The path hopes to connect with Lukla for the Everest three-pass trek. The locals can transport their daily needs and other things after accessing Lukla on the road. Trekkers won’t have to wait in Lukla for favorable weather. But, as development is ongoing, operating a four-wheel vehicle is unsafe.

Yet, the Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Local Government has set a two-year completion goal for the Everest three-pass trek route. The development of the roads includes the Khumbu area in the national mainstream of access roads. The plan consists of operating a daily bus service from Kathmandu to Lukla. This lowers the price of transportation and other associated services.


You will get teahouse trekking housings. You can remain there while doing the Everest Three Pass Trek. Because these lodges are locally owned, they will feel authentically unique to you. Enjoy good meals and a clean, comfy bed throughout your adventure.

You may also travel with less luggage. Hike at your speed and take in the Everest view with this type of accommodation at your convenience. Additionally, it is a sustainable method of the Everest three-pass trek. It allows trekkers to interact more with the local sherpa population.

The teahouses on this trip are good quality because of the good facilities. But at higher altitudes or farther from Namche, you won’t be able to locate standard lodging. The accommodations are often simple, with a bed, a pillow, and a blanket. Even at high altitudes, sharing a bathroom and a room may be necessary.


During the Everest three-pass trek, you will eat local food (Dal Bhat Tarkari) in teahouses. You will also have meals containing potatoes, noodles, or pasta with vegetables and eggs. You will also have meat meals available.

As you go to higher altitudes, we do not recommend eating non-vegetarian. The towns of Lukla and Namche Bazaar also provide a variety of Western and Indian foods. Other everyday breakfast items include Tibetan bread, pancakes, porridge, and muesli. You can also get toast with peanut butter and honey.

Electricity and Battery Charge During Everest Three Passes Trek

Electricity is accessible over most of the tea house’s journey. The tea house features solar panels before and after the passes. They are also available at a high elevation if there is no electricity.

What phone charging options are available on the Everest Three Pass trek? How do I charge my mobile phone on the Everest Three Pass trek? We get asked this a lot since mobile phones are so popular right now that you always want to have one with you. You use it as your camera and for video, but the charge doesn’t last very long.

On one of our treks across Nepal, you’ll be staying in teahouses. Many will let you charge your phone, but they’ll charge you for it. Although it isn’t costly, they will charge you, and everyone wants to do the task simultaneously.

Get the battery back up.

So, one piece of advice for trekkers is to get them to charge the battery pack rather than their phone. If you’re carrying a battery pack, this will probably charge your phone five or six times. On the Everest base camp trek, when you reach places like Namche or Dingboche, you can enter a café or bakery.

If you’re buying coffee or something to eat, they’ll let you charge your phone for free, so that’s an additional effective method. The thing to be aware of is that they don’t have mains electricity above the Dingboche. Solar or generators power everything. Thus, they lack the power to charge your battery packs. Therefore, get a few battery packs.

Use them to power up your smartphones, cameras, or anything else before paying for a recharge. Similarly, some teahouses do not have universal electrical outlets. So, if necessary, get an electric plug adapter for your Everest three-pass trek.

Internet and Wi-Fi Services on the Everest Three Pass Trek

The Everest three-pass trek via Chola Pass follows the same route as the Everest base camp trek. As a result, you have access to the communication stream most of the time. Each tea shop offers telephone services.

You can also access the internet through Wi-Fi and mobile data. NTC and NCELL are the two most commonly used telecom services in Nepal. The essential thing you have to do is buy an Ncell SIM card at the airport. This is available at the airport, in Thamel, or near the shop at your accommodation.

You may get this in the Thamel market, but Ncell’s SIM will be handy for making calls and using the internet while there is a signal. You may not have service for your journey and may need to pay for internet access, but you can get internet services if necessary.

Everest Three Passes: Trekking Permits and Paper Work

The first thing that trekkers think after they arrive in Nepal and decide to start a journey is permits. How do I get or buy a license or buy one for the Everest three-pass trek? You don’t need to obtain a permit from Kathmandu to visit Everest Base Camp.

Before then, you must purchase a TIMS card. But now that they have their local permissions. You don’t need to buy this TIMS card to trek to Everest base camp. You need two types of permits to get to Everest’s three-pass trek. You need one local permission from the Khumbu Rural Municipality. It is available to buy in Lukla.

You can get a second Sagarmatha National Park entry permit at the Monjo entry gate. Additionally, you may obtain a Sagarmatha National Park permit in Kathmandu. You can get it at the Tourist Service Center located at Bhriuti Mandap. You cannot get a local license in Kathmandu.

Necessary Equipment and Gears

It is better to have some knowledge that will give you an idea of what to put in your backpack for the Everest Three Pass Trek. We advise you to pack everything required for the trip because it is essential to a successful journey. Always prepare for the season to avoid bringing unneeded gear or items that you won’t need on your excursion. Make a list of the equipment you’ll need for the trek, including:

  • A pair of gloves
  • Warm woolen gloves
  • Neckwarmer
  • A warm hat or woolen cap that covers the ears
  • Long-sleeve T-shirts
  • Thermal set (for tops and pants)
  • wind- and waterproof jacket and pants
  • Waterproof bag covers
  • Trekking pants
  • Inner garment (5–6 pieces)
  • Woolen socks (2–3 pairs)
  • Trekking boots
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglass
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Duffle bag
  • Day bag
  • Down jacket
  • Sleeping bag
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottles
  • Medicines and First Aid Kits
  • Different Bandages with Adhesives (fabric preferred)
  • therapy for blisters
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Tests for insects and anti-itch medication
  • Ibuprofen and/or additional analgesics
  • Diamox (125 mg to 250 mg pills for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and a wound-covering bandage

Note: Our company guide will carry the first aid supplies and medications throughout the journey. However, it is advisable also to have your first aid kit. Pack additional clothing and supplies if you are trekking during winter storms.)

Extra Personal Expenses during the Everest 3-Pass Trek

The costs for this Everest three-pass trek trip may change depending on your expenses. Your expenses are not included in the package. There are some costs that you must bear on your own. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, individuals need to cover several costs.

It includes excess baggage fees and international airline tickets. You also need to pay Nepal entry visa fees for repeated entries. Like this, you must pay for extra lodging or meals in Kathmandu before or after the trip.

You must also pay for any more nights spent in hotels because of an early arrival, a delayed departure, or an early return from the trek by yourself. The same applies to personal expenses. It is the cost of luxuries like shopping, snacks, boiling bottled water, hot (tea, coffee), cold (sodas), and alcohol.

You must also pay for Wi-Fi, phone calls, battery recharging fees, extra porters, etc. You need to buy the required personal clothing and equipment. Travel insurance with high-altitude rescue and evacuation in emergency cases is essential.

Other extra expenses are due to delays caused by events outside the tour operator’s control, such as landslides and weather. You are also liable for changes due to safety concerns, illness, changes in governmental regulations, strikes, etc.

Safety and Security on Everest Three Pass Trek

Although breathtakingly gorgeous, the Everest three-pass trek route is also quite risky. A “zero impact” policy safeguards the local traditional communities. It also protects the environment in the conservation area.

Even though we prepare well and are very aware of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), we must climb slowly. Climbing a higher altitude quickly might result in a fatal medical condition. The Everest region’s weather changes as you gain height, so trekkers have trouble adapting to it.

They often have little humidity and low temperatures, making them harsh. The cold weather may impact you more while ascending the route to and above the base camp. We must always be conscious of it. You must be cautious when passing hikers on the narrow road and over the suspension bridge.

It will be busy with them at the lower height and on the approach to the Everest Base Camp Trail. Always stay in a safe area and either pass the time or take a picture. We advise you to keep valuable items like your passport, wallet, phone, camera, and gadgets close at hand to keep them safe.

Be prepared for cold weather.

The Everest three-pass trek journey might result in back pain and frostbite. Trekkers must use extreme caution as they ascend the Cho La Pass ice sheet. Frigid temperatures can cause exposed skin to freeze, swell, and lose its ability to feel. Trekkers must move slowly as they ascend. Otherwise, they risk suffering severe injuries.

The majority of the path traverses high mountains and vistas. It passes Everest Base Camp with glaciers, glacier marine rock, a limited trail, avalanches, and enormous stones. It would help if you had warm clothing and quality climbing shoes. It would help if you had crampons to cross the Everest Three Passes Trek path as snowfall occurs. It would help if you stuck to the guide’s footprint while traveling.

The route across Ngozumpa Glacier to Gokyo Lake via Cho La Pass is more complicated. Trekkers must rely on their physical strength and tenacity to cross mountains.

Everest three-pass trek: difficulty level and fitness requirement

The higher altitudes of the Everest three-pass trek via Chola Pass and Gokyo are more challenging to pass. Altitude is the central aspect to consider when trekking to Everest base camp. Acute mountain sickness can occur due to the altitude when the Everest three-pass trek begins at Lukla. It is around 2840 meters.

The trek’s highest point is 5364 meters above sea level, with an overnight high point of 5180 meters. The duration of the three-pass trek is another aspect to consider when assessing the difficulty of reaching Everest base camp.

From Lukla, it takes 62 kilometers to hike to Everest Base Camp. However, it may not seem like a long trip. But going up and down hills at a higher altitude and with less oxygen in the air is difficult. On this trip, each day of trekking should take at most six hours for our Everest three-pass trek.

Take your time and enjoy the trip, even if it takes 7 to 8 hours if you’re a slow hiker. Your fitness level and previous hiking experience determine your difficulty level. It might be helpful if you have prior high-altitude trekking experience.

It would help if you increased the days on base camp for proper acclimation and relaxation. It might reduce the hardships of the Everest three-pass Trek. Extending the walk by a few more days is usually preferable if you have the time. To your understanding, Everest’s three-pass trip requires no specialized or technical gear.

You need to bring all the things you need to trek. Remember that it will become cold; wear warm clothing. Altitude is a significant issue to remember when walking to Everest base camp. Due to altitude problems, trekkers may get acute mountain sickness (AMS). Trekkers should be cautious since AMS can cause deaths. It’s important not to underestimate altitude sickness.


Acclimatization and altitude are the main concerns in the Everest three-pass trek. The majority had to turn around before reaching Everest base camp. Even if it takes a few hours to reach Everest base camp, we must get back up when the altitude kicks in.

As a result, everyone should prepare for their journey by getting in shape. You need it, especially if you intend to walk at a high altitude. You don’t have to go to the gym and do challenging core exercises to get fit. You don’t even need a qualified trainer to prepare.

Exercise is the easiest thing you can do at home to keep your body fit and healthy. You can attempt jogging, running, skipping, and stair climbing. You start these exercises a month before your journey to the Everest three-pass trek.

You may undertake challenging exercises if you are confident and have a skilled trainer. You can do cardio, weightlifting, etc. These things might help you lower the difficulty of the Everest three-pass trek.

Regarding altitude sickness, it can be avoided by taking the following precautions:

  • Ensure that your body has enough time to acclimate.
  • Do not get cold.
  • Never go on a solo trip; always go with a group or a guide.
  • Avoid using sleeping aids, alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes.
  • Drink 3 to 4 liters or more of pure water each day.
  • Keep yourself hydrated by consuming lots of water.
  • Consume garlic and cloves to improve blood flow.
  • It could be beneficial to eat garlic soup.
  • Allow yourself time to adjust to new circumstances.
  • Do not ascend quickly.
  • Eat vegetarian food if you can.

Our Guides and porters

One of the most challenging treks is the Everest three-pass trek through Chola Pass and Gokyo. It is only accessible to achieve with proper guidance and porters. We recommend hiring a guide and porters for this trek. This way, you can enjoy your walk with less pressure on your shoulders.

There is a greater chance that your trek will be successful when you travel with a recognized company. They mostly employ experienced, trained guides. Good guides will know precisely how to care for you and ensure you acclimate correctly.

They can suggest foods to eat and avoid, advise you to move more slowly and drink lots of water. Unfortunately, things may go wrong during a problematic trip or extended trek at a high altitude. Therefore, a knowledgeable guide is essential.

The man leading the tour is your guide. Could you pay attention to his directions? Stop being cruel to yourself. Tell your guide how you feel honestly; he will know what to do. For this reason, you must choose the proper company.

A knowledgeable guide for your trip is just as essential as the company. There is no reason you shouldn’t be able to finish the journey to Everest Three Pass. You must be physically capable, have the proper equipment, be going at your speed, and follow your guide.

Best time to visit Everest three pass trek

Although the weather in the Everest Three Pass trek,  Cho La Pass, and Gokyo are highly unpredictable, they are often cold. Trekkers frequently carry mountaineering gear and thick clothing as cold protection.

Everest three-pass trek is better in Autumn, Spring, and Summer. The winter route hiking is more challenging than at other times. If the weather is not suitable, we don’t recommend it. In Winter, you can trek to Everest’s base camp.

The ideal times to hike the Everest Three Pass Trek are spring and fall when it’s not monsoon. March, April, and May are spring. October, November, and December are post-monsoon or fall. You may have a better view of the mountains and the best weather now.

You may also travel there during the winter and monsoon seasons. But it is not advised because the weather would be more unpleasant. Although the weather is cold from December to February, you may enjoy the bright skies and snow-covered mountains.

During monsoon, you can experience severe rain throughout the trek from June to August. Due to this, landslides and slippery routes may pose a significant risk.

Insurance for the Everest Three Passe Trek

Travel insurance: What is it? What should it include when trekking in Nepal? Why is it necessary to read your insurance policy before buying? Do you have to pay first and then file a claim, or will your direct insurance company pay all your bills? You must read it if you are curious and have questions.

Suppose the countdown to your upcoming major expedition to Nepal is about to begin. You prepare for your adventure into the Himalayas with a decent passport and plane tickets. You have good shoes and all the necessary equipment. Don’t forget to purchase travel insurance since safety is essential.

If something goes wrong, travel insurance should be at the top of your list of priorities. Without surprises, traveling wouldn’t be as enjoyable. But an accident may place you in a hospital bed the following day.

When you should be trekking through the Himalayas, you may be lying in the hospital bed. As a result, travel insurance can protect you from harm and help you save money. Nepal is well-known for outdoor adventures, including trekking and mountaineering expeditions.

Most people often travel to Nepal for the Everest three-pass trek in the Himalayas. No matter where you go, it would help if you had travel insurance. You must know a few critical travel insurance guidelines to check on Nepal.

Check the insurance policy before you buy

Travel insurance covers all unexpected costs, such as trip revocation, flight delays, medical bills, etc. Some travel insurance also covers personal property damage. Without a doubt, you can travel anywhere without travel insurance. However, you must realize you will be responsible for paying your expenses.

It might be expensive if you become ill or miss a trip. If you get travel insurance in advance, you can do the Everest three-pass trek fearlessly. You can conquer the trek with complete peace of mind.

Don’t forget to check your policy. Ensure it covers your adventurous activities, such as hiking above a particular height. You need to check it before purchasing travel insurance for trekking in Nepal.

Significant climbs like the Everest base camp trip, the Annapurna circuit trek, and the Manaslu circuit trek exceed 4,000 meters. However, many travel insurance policies nowadays do not cover elevations above this level. It is something you must confirm.

The simplest way to determine if your insurance covers trekking in Nepal up to that elevation is to contact your insurance provider while on the trail. Find the specific Everest three-pass trek route you are on.

Select insurance that covers medical and emergency evacuation for trekkers. A helicopter evacuation in Nepal will be expensive; the higher you go, the more it will cost. We advise you to select a policy that pays directly to the doctors, hospitals, and helicopter charter service.

Avoid procedures that need agreeing on the spot and claiming afterward. Keep receipts if your travel insurance provider doesn’t require an upfront payment. Every ticket is from every location. You can later use your travel insurance to reimburse yourself for expenses.

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

The Everest Three Passes Trek in Nepal crosses three high passes: Kongma La (18,209 feet/5,550 meters), Cho La (17,782 feet/5,420 meters), and Renjo La (17,560 feet/5,360 meters)—hence the name “Three Passes Trek.” The trail takes place in the Everest region inside Sagarmatha National Park.

The Everest Three Passes Trek is more challenging than the Everest Base Camp Trek. Three high crossings in the Khumbu area are included in the Everest Three Passes Trek itinerary. You must be emotionally and physically prepared to accomplish this task.

Due to its difficulties, beginner hikers are not advised to take this trip. It is preferable if you have some prior trekking experience, but if not, go on a few hikes, work out, and build up your stamina and muscular power.

Also, ensure your route is well-planned and gives you adequate time to acclimate before and after the journey. Do not overpack, double-check your equipment, and follow your guide’s instructions.

It is possible to complete the Everest Three Passes Trek in 19 days (minimum). While the most extended trek in Nepal also takes a total of 21 days. This is a journey that requires a very experienced hiker.

If any problems arise, such as terrible weather, sluggish walking, needing extra rest days, or result in any injuries, it may even take more than 21 days.

Therefore, I always have spare time and money because plans rarely go as expected. If you are prepared, the Three Passes Journey delivers the best of the Khumbu region.

A bottle of mineral water may be purchased for the rest of your journey at the Mt. Everest Base Camp and three passes, but it costs more than it would in Kathmandu. Bring a 1- to 2-liter bottle and fill it up at each teahouse.

Similarly, We recommend using water purification techniques like a filter machine, ultraviolet rays, or water purification medications. As a result, the water will become cleaner and safer to consume. We do not advise using melted water for the drink.

Reviews on Everest Three Pass Trek


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Emma Hughes + Abhi Chauhan
Everest Three pass trek with best guide and porter.
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We recently completed our trek to Everest Three Pass in November. The trip was an unforgettable experience. We thank Puru, Basu (our guide), and Mitra (our porter).

We booked the trip pre-covid but unfortunately had to re-arrange it many times.

Puru made this process stress-free over the years of planning. He was always at the end of an email to answer our queries (but small they were).

The trek itself was amazing. Basu and Mitra made the experience the best. It could be – they went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable.

They are fantastic and had the best experience of the Himalayas. Basu was knowledgeable – he shared this with us throughout the trip.

With the two of us being at different experience levels. Our / walking paces, Basu and Mitra worked together. They ensured that neither of us wasn’t alone.

Mitra even came to Base Camp with us in case one of us needed to return earlier (which was not part of the original plan). We all made it due to Basu and Mitra’s encouragement.

Thank you, Puru, Basu, and Mitra, for making our time in Nepal a smooth and great experience.

We would 100% recommend Above the Himalayas.

Emma Hughes + Abhi Chauhan

London, UK

Rafi and Saraha Frost
New Zealand
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We recommend Above The Himalaya Trekking Company 110%. Puru Timalsena (Owner) was very attentive during our planning stages. He answered all our emails on time.

Next was the real thing! We made it to the Everest Three Pass trek with the best-chosen guide, Bhala, and the best-chosen, Porter Goki.

Puru had selected these two so well. Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek. These young men looked after our welfare every step of the way.

They were discrete, very caring, well-presented wing, and such fun to be with

If you are reading this and want more information, we would happily supply it.

Rafi and Saraha Frost
New Zealand

Karl, Callum, Sara,
Best organization for Everets Three Pass Trek.
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Today, my friends and I went on the Everest Three Pass trek. We did it with our guide, Purna.

We had a great time and got lots of help up and down the mountains. We had a few altitude problems and got lots of help with Purna.

He answered all our questions and let us order breakfast from our bed. The porters were ever cheerful, carrying all our gear and having us dance each night.

Thank you for everything Above The Himalayas.

Karl, Callum, Sara.

Antony Allen
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My trip to Everest, a three-pass trek, started in Lukla and lasted 18 beautiful days. The organization was excellent. I praise, and I have to give special mention to my Guide, Dipak.

He was brilliant throughout the whole trip. He was a credit to the company and even went out of his way to assist others. I met people who did not have someone as knowledgeable.

I have no hesitation in recommending Above The Himalayas to fellow travelers. Puru and his staff do everything to make sure that your adventure lives up to expectations.

Thank you to one and all and to Dipak, who I will always keep in contact with.

Antony Allen


John Francisco
Chicago, USA
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My party attempted the Everest three-pass trek in 17 days this October. After much shopping around, we chose Above the Himalaya because of online reviews and consistent, thorough contact with Puru.

We couldn’t be happier with our results. Our guide, Phurba, was the best and worth requesting. He was knowledgeable and driven, met the needs of a diverse group of people, and was incredibly warm, kind, and open throughout our trek. Our porters were outstanding.

The teahouses were well-chosen – comfortable always and sometimes nicer than our hotel in Kathmandu. In the end, when it snowed on one of our past days, we shifted the remainder of the trek, and Phurba was incredibly flexible and optimistic about the change in plans. I would go on another tour with this company, with this guide, in a second. Maybe Annapurna

John Francisco

Donald B. Wold
Best company for Everest three high pass trek in Nepal
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The Everest three-pass trek was beautiful. It was more difficult than I thought, but the incredible scenery made everything worthwhile. The tea houses were good. The meals were delicious. We made many friends while staying at the tea houses.

The porter Bharat and Gopal were great. They were hard workers and assisted us while going over Chola Pass. Phurba, our guide, was terrific; we could not ask for a better guide.

When I got sick, he offered extra help. He was always concerned with our safety. His command of English was excellent. His sense of humor kept everything light.
I would recommend Phurba and our porter. They made a great trip even better.

Donald B. Wold

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