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3 Passes Trekking

Trip Description

The Everest three high passes trek Starts at Lukla (2828m/9278 feet) and takes after the Dudh Koshi valley which scales to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a clamoring bazaar that is an intersection for trekkers, the neighborhood Sherpa and campaign’s course to the compelling Mt. Everest. Up and down this piece of the trail, its benevolent Sherpa individuals, pleasant towns incredible assortment of culture and conventions, beautiful celebrations and religious communities. We climb the distance to Lungden for Renjo-La pass (5360m). Renjo la pass gives a lifetime memory of all encompassing perspectives of the Everest and others Himalayan range. The Renjo-La Pass course is off the standard beaten track. A journey to the fourth and fifth lakes would be an additional fascination in Gokyo Valley from where the perspectives are incredible. The Ngozumpa Glacier is the biggest in the Nepal Himalayas.

The Gokyo Ri (5330m/17487 feet) is considered as the best view point in the whole Everest Region. In the wake of investigating this imaging place, we traverse Chola-La pass (5420m) to go to Everest Base Camp. We additionally have an opportunity to visit Kalapather (5550m,) for the nearby perspective of Mt. Everest and Everest base camp (5364m,) to see Khumbu icefall. Kongma-La pass (5535m) is most astounding goes in these three passes. The perspectives are amazing from best of Kongma La Pass. After decent view from the Kongma-La top, the trail plunges down through Dingboche and Tengboche. We at that point trek around advancing down to Lukla.

The three passes trekking route is one of the most challenging, rewarding, and complete trekking experience in Nepal. From strenuous road or lack thereof, beautiful mountain peaks, and diversity of nature at every step will fulfill ambitions of almost every trekker. However, it is not undoable if you have a bit of commitment and love for the adventure.

These three passes of the Everest connect four district valleys of Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja tse, with beautiful yet challenging passes; Renjo la (5388m), Cho La (5380m), and Knogma La (5535m). So, it has very interesting influx of people and tourists from around the world taking you on an adventure of a lifetime.

Three pass trekking – the path of an adventurer

Your adventure, should you choose to accept it, will begin after your flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We will prepare you for the long journey ahead and get you acclimatized with trail and environment around you, and head on. We have prepared and posted the map of the trekking route for you convince below.

Even though, the trek seems difficult to being, undertake and complete; it is very rewarding journey and you will always have support of your fellow trekkers and guides along the way.

Rejno and Chola pass are beautiful and easier passes to cross. But, Kongma La will be the true test of an adventurer because of its elevation and breathtaking views of mountains such as Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m) and Everest (8,848m) herself.

Facts About 3 Passes Trekking

  • The maximum altitude of 3 passes trek is 5,550m at Chukkung Ri and the minimum altitude is 2800m at Lukla.
  • 3 passes trek is a long trip The trek lasts for 22-24 days.
  • The tallest mountain in view is the Mt. Everest (8,848m)


How Difficult Is 3 Passes Trekking?

The 3 passes trek is difficult and demanding trekking route in Nepal, but it is full of rewarding experiences and memories. The complete trek offers a round trip around the Everest and a lot of beautiful majestic mountains accompanied by a greater sense of achievement and tranquility.

3 Passes Trekking Route

The 3 passes trekking starts as soon as you land from your flight in Kathmandu. You will get to spend some time in the beautiful ancient city exploring around before you ready for your flight to Lukla. In Lukla, we will prepare you for the journey and head to beautiful Phakding and start our trek. Then we move on to Namche and acclimatize for the rest of the day. Then we move onto next chapter in our trek.

Here is the detailed stop we will make in our route.

Kathmandu → Lukla → Phakding→ Namche → Tengboche → Dingboche → Chhukhung

Chhukhung → Kongma La Pass→ Lobuche → Gorakshep → Kalapather → Lobuche

Lobuche → Zhongla → Thannak → Gokyo → Renjo La Pass →  Lunden → Namche

Namche →  Lukla →Kathmandu

Frequently Asked Questions About 3 Passes Trekking

Can One Trek To 3 Passes Trek Independently Or Without A Guide / Support?

In theory, maybe. But, 3 passes trek is full of unexpected and insurmountable challenges for a single person to take or comprehend. So, no you cannot trek to three passes trek independently. You will have to take a guide or someone experienced in the route to accompany you along the way.

What's Included ?


  • -Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private car/van
  • -2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast hotel in Kathmandu.
  • -Three times food in a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) .
  • -Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trekking.
  • -One well experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, and insurance.
  • -Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
  • -Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla/Kathmandu.

What is not included ?


  • -Meals whilst in Kathmandu
  • – Nepal Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • -Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue)
  • -You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
  • -Personal equipment including sleeping bag.
  • – Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverage, donation etc
  • -Tips for guide and Porter.

3 Passes Trekking Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival

Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA)and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to hotel. We will discuss the trekking plan and last minute arrangements.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla

From Kathmandu early morning fly to Lukla(2,886m) and trek to Phakding. (2,610m). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours. overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Walking 6 hours. overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Rest day

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar. walking 5 hours, overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Namche to Tengboche

Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,867m). walking 5 hours. overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m). walking 6 hours, overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Dingbuche to Chhukung

Trek from Dingbuche to Chhukung (4,730m). walking 3 hours, overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Chhukung to Lobuje

Trek from Chhukung to Lobuje(4,910m/16108ft) via Kongmla pass( 5525m) – Walking 10 hours. overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Lobuche to GorakShep

Trek from lobuche to GorakShep (5,153m). walking 3 hours then after lunch trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m) and back to Gorakshep. overnight at lodge

Day 10: Kalapathar

Hiking up to Kalapathar(5,545m) and then trek to Dzong -La(4843m). Walking 7 hours, overnight at Lodge.

Day 11: Dzong-La to Thangnak

Trek from Dzong-La to Thangnak. (4,690 m) via Cho-La Pass ( 5,324 m) Walking 7 hours. overnight at Lodge.

Day 12: Thangnak to Gokyo lake

Trek from Thangnak to Gokyo lake (4,750m ) Walking 3 hours. overnight at Lodge.

Day 13: Gokyo Ri

Early in the morning hiking up to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m) then trek down to Gokyo lake (4,750m) walking 6 hours. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 14: Renjo la Pass

Trek over Renjo la Pass (5,345m) and continue trek down to Lundhen (4,380m). Walking 8 hours, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 15: Lundhen to Namche bazzar

Trek from Lundhen to Namche bazzar (3,440m) Walking 8 hours, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 16: Namche to Lukla

Trek from Namche to Lukla(2,886m) walking 8 hours. overnight at Lodge.

Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu

Early in the morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Departure

Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.

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