20 days Everest Three High Passes Trekking

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1 Pax. US$ 2280 P/P
2-4 Pax. US$ 2200 P/P
5-7 Pax. US$ 2100 P/P
8-10 Pax. US$ 2000 P/P
11-14 Pax. US$ 1850 P/P
Over 15 Pax. US$ 1712 P/P
Trip Duration 20 Days
Nature of Trip Trekking
Maximum Altitude 5555m
Difficulty Grade Challenging
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Mar-June, Sep-Dec
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Transportation Flight
Accommodation Lodge / Tea house

Everest Three High Passes Trekking Highlights

  • The trail leads you through the Everest 3 High Passes Trekking in the Everest area are Renjo La Pass (5420 meters), Cho-La Pass (5420 meters), and Kongma-La Pass (5535 meters).
  • The trail is combined with the Three High Passes.
  • The trek through the Three High Passes Trek in Everest over beautiful glaciers and rocky trails.
  • The trail takes you through the highest glacier on Earth, Khumbu Glacier (4900m).
  • The trek is one of the most adventure-filled and thrilling trips around the Everest area.
  • You will get to witness a mesmerizing panoramic view from Kala Patthar (5,555m)
  • Brief Overview of the Trek to the Everest Three High Passes Trekking Routes.

Overview of 20 days Everest Three High Passes Trekking

Everest Three High Passes Trekking, Nepal is a trekkers’ paradise. The home of the highest peak in the world. Mt. Everest offers thrilling adventures to the Himalayas. Thousands of tourists travel every year to Trek along the Himalayas of Nepal. One of the popular routes in Nepal is the Everest Three High Pass trek route. The Trek around the Everest region is an adventure of a lifetime.

It will surely mesmerize you with its beauty and thrills, especially above the Namche Bazaar.

The Everest 3 Pass trek is one of the most adventure-filled and thrilling. The Trek around Nepal’s Everest region brings you a daring challenge and rewarding experience. The Trek takes you through the three mighty passes of the Everest region. The three Everest High Passes are:

The 20 days Everest 3 High Passes Trek is a popular trekking destination in Sagarmatha National Park. The national park covers an area of 443 mi² (1,148km²) and is at an altitude of 8,848.86 m around Mount Everest. The Everest Three High Passes trek is regarded as one of the most challenging treks in the Everest region.

You will pass through the three high-altitude passes of the Kongma-La pass (5545 M), Cho La pass (5420 M), and Renjo-La pass (5446 M). The Trek brings incredible scenes and close picturesque views of the magical mountains on the Mount Everest Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Pumari, Mt. Thamserku, and many others.

Hotel in Lobuche
Hotel of  Everest Three High Passes Trekking

 Mountains  Everest surround

Everest Mountains surround the eastern Himalayan strip of Nepal. Everest region is home to over 300 different mountains ranging in various elevations. Precambrian high-grade metamorphic rocks elevate up to 8848.86 meters above sea level. Following these rocky formations are semi-arid rocky hills.

Dudh Koshi River flows between these gigantic massifs. Traversing along these rocky hills has been one of the greatest adventure activities. The trail follows the highest passes: Renjo La Pass (5345 meters), Cho-La Pass (5420 meters), and Kongma-La Pass (5535 meters). This traverse circumnavigates the Everest high hill called Three Passes Trek in the Everest.


The three-pass trek to Everest is an adventuresome journey. Trekkers begin their trip from the bustling city of Kathmandu. A startling flight headed eastward takes you from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is stationed at the base of a hill with a Tenzing Hillary airstrip-like porch. From Lukla, we head northeast, following the Dudh Koshi River. Additionally, the trail unveils its amusing geography as we move further. We take on the Sherpa hamlets along the path. 

From Lukla Airport till you complete the trek, the area comes under Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality. This area, including the Everest range, is situated in Solukhumbu district, Province 2 in Nepal.

Adventures through glaciers and Lakes

Similarly, you will have amazing adventures as you pass through numerous glaciers and lakes. You will also pass through the rocky and sloppy hillside, the beautiful settlement of Sherpa ethnic groups famous for their bravery in climbing majestic mountains.

Furthermore, as you go through the lush jungles, you will explore Buddhist monasteries in the Khumbu region and the many different species of birds, flora, and fauna.

Finally, you will reach the top of the majestic high mountains of the Everest region. The High Passes Trekking trail is a well-developed trekking route in Sagarmatha National Park, where you will have many places to rest.

The best trekking season of the three high passes of Everest is Spring (March to July) and Autumn (September to December). The moderate temperature in these seasons guarantees impressive views throughout the trip. Most of the time, it will be easy to cross every pass during the time.

Even though it is considered a challenging trekking destination in the Everest region, you can easily cross the passes with guides and porters as long as you are physically fit throughout the High Passes Trekking in 2023 and 2024.

Itinerary of 20 days Everest Three High Passes Trekking

Everest High Passes Trek itinerary as designed by Boundless Adventures crafted professionally. We have curated this itinerary, ensuring proper acclimatization and rest days. The schedule described by the itinerary provides enough rest and trek. Furthermore, a buffer day for the trek helps in case of flight delays due to weather uncertainties.

This itinerary of 20 days is crafted to provide a wholesome experience of the Sagarmatha region. This itinerary includes your arrival and departure date, including the trekking days in the Everest region. If you have any queries about the standard itinerary, email us. We also custom-created 3 Passes Trekking itinerary per the client’s requirement.


Day:01 Pick up from International Airport

Car 20 min
Overnight Kathmandu
Accommodation Hotel

Nepal is a small country in the world, and it is also a small airport as well. However, we will pick you up at the international airport and drop you off at the hotel by car, van, or Bus, depending on the group size.

It would help if you let us know about your flight arrival details.

Note: You know what? Local sim cards and money exchange are available at the Tribhuvan international airport.

Kathmandu Airport
Kathmandu, Airport

Day:02 Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

Flight 45 m
Overnight Phakding
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Lodge

Yes, We suggest an earlier flight to Lukla from Kathmandu; of course, we must also start driving to the domestic airport earlier.

You will check-Inn after boarding at the Domestic airport. Similarly, you will also have a small plane; 16 people can fly at once without a crew.

It will have a 45-minute flight by the scenic Himalayan range of Langtang, Sisha Panama, and Maha Langur Himalayan range.

However, you have breakfast at the Lukla and 3-hour trek to Phakding via, Chheplung, Thado Koshi Gain, and Ghat. You will have a great view of Mt. Kusum Kangkaru along the way to Phakding,

Lukla airport of Everest trek
Lukla Airport of the trek

Day:03 Trek to Namche Bazaar

Hiking 5 hours
Overnight Namche Bazaar
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Hotel

Have a warm breakfast at the guest house and continue towards Namche Bazer; it usually takes 5 hours, including a short break and lunch.

The Everest Three High Passes Trekking trail follows the Dud Koshi River and the rhododendron forest, and we should cross the suspension bridges several times.

You can have a closer view of Mt. Thamserku from Banker. The altitude of Thamserku is 6608 Meters. There will be Sagarmatha national park check post at the Jorsale.

Have lunch right after lunch and continue to Namche Bazaar overnight at the Hotel.

Namche bazaar
Namche Bazaar in Everest

Day:04 Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar.

Hiking 5 hours
Overnight Namche Bazaar
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Hotel

Yes, it is another excellent day; acclimatizes higher and sleeps lower.

Explore the Sagarmatha National Museum and Mountain climbing museum at the beginning of the day and hike to the Everest viewpoint with a bottle of drinking water and a camera.

You may have incredible scenery during the day. However, we will explore the Khumjung village, School, Yak farm, and monastery.

After exploration, trek back to the Namche Bazaar and stay overnight at the Hotel.

First view of Everest
The View of Everest three passes trekking.

Day:05 Trek to Tyangboche

Hiking 5 hours
Overnight Tyangboche
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Hotel

Start walking to Tyangboche right after breakfast. It will take 5 hours from Namche to Tyangboche, including lunch and a short break.

You will have a beautiful view of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tabuchi, and Mt. Kusum Kangkaru along the trekking trail of Everest’s three high passes.

The trekking trail follows through, Kyangjuma, Phunki Tenga, and Tyangboche. We will have warm lunch at the Phunki Tenga right after the cross-bridge.

We need to hike a switch-back trail through the rhododendron and pine forest. It is a beautiful hiking trail. If you are lucky enough, you will have a chance to see wild animals along the route.

Get into the Hotel/ Lodge overnight at the Tyangboche.

Tengboche monastery Photo
Tengboche monastery Image

Day:06 Trek to Dingboche

Hiking 4 hours
Overnight Dingboche
Food B,L,D
Accommodation Hotel

Dingboche and Pangbouche are other sherpa settlements with carp and animals.

Of course, the Views are brilliant; You may have a chance to explore with local people and look around carp’s fields. However, every farmer grows potatoes only.

It is another 4/5 walking hours to get into the Dingboche from Tyangboche, including lunch hours, But the trekking trail is easygoing.

However, lunch will be at Somare village, the last village before Dingboche.

Dingboche Village
Dingboche Village Image

Day:07 Acclimatization at Dingboche.

Hiking 4 hours
Overnight Dingboche
Food B,L,D
Accommodation Hotel

Dingboche is the Everest Base Camp’s center point, Island Peak, and Everest Three High Passes Trekking.

Dingboche is already  4410 meters from Sea level. But, the acclimatization point is still higher.

We need to hike up to 5616 meters, called Nangkar Tshang. The Viewpoint (Nangkar Tshang) is one of the best views of the trip.

You can see many different mountains and Lakes from the top of the peak. ( you need to have some dry fruits and drinking water, and pack lunch with you for the day hike) after exploration, you will be decent to the Dingboche for the overnight.

Nangkat Tshang peak
Nangkat Tshang peak  above the Dingbouche

Day:08 Trek to Chhukung

Hiking 4 hours
Overnight Chhukung
Food B,L,D
Accommodation Guest House

Hit the trail after a warmer breakfast, as usual. The trekking trail between Dingboche to Chhukung is a gentle climb up.

It will take 4 hours, nearly 500 meters higher than Dingboche.

We will have lunch, dinner, and breakfast at the same lodge the next day.

The views of the Himalayas are supper from early morning to late evening. It would help if you had suns cream with you almost constantly.

However, you will get into the lodge and enjoy sunny dining for the rest of the day. Overnight at the guest house / Tea house.

View from Kongmala pass
View from on the way to Kongmala Pass.

Day:09 Trek to Lobuche via Kongma- La pass

Hiking 8 hours
Overnight Lobuche
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Lodge

We are heading for Everest Three High Passes, trekking from Kathmandu. Similarly, it is the Kongma-La pass from Chhkung, which is the first pass of the trip. (Everest Three High Passes Trekking)

We should start the trip early morning with a headlamp and pack lunch with us; it is 8 8-hour trip. Five hours to get to the top and 3 hours to descend to Lobuche.

But the view from the Kongma-La pass is very nice. However, you will enjoy it overnight at the Lobuche Lodge.

Kongma-La pass Photo
Kongma-La pass Image

Day:10 Trek to Everest Base Camp and Gorakshep

Hiking 8 hours
Overnight Gorakshep
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Hotel

After a long pass, continue towards on highest base Camp in the world. (Everest Base Camp) to start early morning from Lobuche, it will take 3 hours to get into Gorakshep.

Similarly, have lunch at the Gorakshep, and continue towards the Everest Base Camp.

Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m altitude), Explore at the Base Camp, and return to Gorakshep (5184m); Gorakshep is the last place to get Lodge before the Base Camp. Overnight at the Lodge in Gorakshep.

Everest Base Camp Photo
Everest Three High Passes Trekking/ EBC

Day:11 Kalapathar and trek to Dzongla

Hiking 8 Hours
Overnight Dzongla
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Tea house

It is the other highest viewpoint of trekking, called Kalapathar (5550m.) Which is not a mountain.

It is the best viewpoint of the trip. You can see all the Everest Himalayan ranges, including Everest Base Camp.

However, Morning is the best way to see the Himalayas with golden sunrise. It takes 2 hours to get to the top of Kalapathar from the Gorakshep and 30 minutes back.

We need to descend to the Dzongla from Gorakshep after breakfast. It takes another 5 hours in total, including lunch at the Lobuche. Overnight at the tea house in Dzongla.

Hotel in Dzongla
Hotel in Dzongla For overnight.

Day:12 Trek to Thangnang via Cho-la pass

Hiking 8 hours
Overnight Thangnang
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Hotel

Cho-La pass is the second high pass of the trip. The Cola Pass (5420m) is a bit harder than the Kongma La Pass due to an icy hiking trail.

The trail is dangerous by the crevasses; you should walk through the left side of the trail. However, We should leave the Dzongla early morning with a headlamp or lights.

It usually takes 5 hours to get on top and another 3 hours to get to Thangnang.

We should have packed lunch, power bars, energy nuts, and plenty of drinking water during the Pass.

You will feel like a Superman while getting on top of Chola with super views of Amadablam, Cho Oyu, and the Everest Himalayan chain.

Yes, it would be best if you struggled, but beautiful scenery along the Everest Three High Passes Trekking.

Overnight at the lodge in Thangnang with a warm dinner.

Chola pass image
Cho-La pass along the Everest 3 pasess trek

Day:13 Trek to Gokyo

Hiking 4 hours
Overnight Gokyo
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Hotel

Yes, still a challenge to cross one of the longest glaciers in the Khumbu region after a warm breakfast.

Today is not the too far trekking destination to Gokyo Lake, but we have to work on the glaciers; as you know, the glaciers change their shape every year, and the trekking trails.

Between Thangnang to Gokyo Valley, there are not any lodges; you need to have drinking water with you.

You will have Lunch when you get to Gokyo. There are a few more lakes, Gokyo Lake I, II, and III; however, your lodge will be in front of Gokyo Lake, But Gokyo Lake IV and V are a bit farther than Gokyo I.

You will have a chance to explore after Lunch at the first couple of Lakes in Gokyo. Overnight in the Gokyo with Dinner.

Gokyo Lake Photo
Gokyo Lake Photo

Day:14 Explore at Gokyo Ri

Hiking 4 hours
Overnight Gokyo
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Hotel

After breakfast, we climb to Gokyo Ri for the supper view of the Cho-Oyu, Makalu, and Everest Himalayan range, including Mount Everest. The Gokyo Ri is a short day hiking peak, which we will complete within a 4-hour trip from Gokyo. It is (5360m) high from sea level.

After exploring the Gokyo Ri peak, descend to the Hotel at the Gokyo. Have lunch and rest during the day. We will explore Gokyo Lake in the afternoon; The Lake is enormous.

It has covered 43 meters, has a width of 855m, a length of 1000 m, and is 43 meters deep. Have dinner and overnight at the Gokyo.

Gokyo-Ri peak
Gokyo-Ri and Hotels at Gokyo.

Day:15 Trek to Lumde via Renjo-La pass

Hiking 8 hours
Overnight Lumde
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Hotel

Yes, I enjoyed the view from Koma-La Pass, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, Chola Pass, and Gokyo Ri last few days ago.

But, we must pass Renjo-la now; it is 5360 meters from sea level and  Trek to Lumde 4380m. Typically, it takes 4 hours to get on top of Renjola and another 3 hours to get into Lumde Valley.

You can see many mountains from different angles, including Mount Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and all ranges. However, we must have a packed lunch and plenty of power bars, nuts, and drinking water.

If you want to go farther near the Tibet border, you may go the Tibet border; you may go. However, Have dinner and overnight at the tea house.

Renjola pass trekking
Everest Three High Passes Trekking, Renjo-La pass

Day:16 Trek to Thame

Hiking 5 hours
Overnight Thame
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Tea House

Thame is a small Buddhist Village; While we head off from Lumde, it takes 5 hours to get into Thame. The Hiking trail is more accessible.

You may have drinking water with you during the day.

However, you may have a great chance to explore the Buddhist monastery around the Thame. Have Dinner and stay overnight at the Hotel in Thame.

Thame Village in Everest area
Thame Village in the Everest area.

Day:17 Trek to Monjo

Hiking 4 Hours
Overnight Monjo
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Guest House

Trek to Manjo is Five Hours in total, But From Thame to Namche is three hours, and the same way trek back to Manjo from Namche Bazaar.

The Trekking trail is more accessible than the first part of the trekking from Namche Bazar. However, the Himalayan view is the supper.

Have lunch at the Namche Bazaar and continue towards the Manjo village. Dinner and overnight at the Manjo.

Manju village in Everest
Manju village in Everest 3 Pass trek

Day:18 Trek to Lukla

Hiking 4 hours
Overnight Lukla
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Hotel

Have Breakfast at the Manjo in the morning and hit the trail to Lukla via, Phakding, Ghat, and Chhopulung.

It will take five hours, including lunch hours. You may have lunch at the Phakding or Chhuplung and continue to the Lukla.

Check in Hotel and have a fresh yourself. But the guide will reconfirm the flight tickets to fly into Kathmandu the next day.

However, it is the last night of trekking; you may enjoy it with your crew in the Hotel.

But we hope you do not stay till late at night because you should fly out early the next day—dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Lukla.

Last night with trekking crew in Lukla airport
Last night with the trekking crew at Lukla airport

Day:19 Fly to Kathmandu.

Flight 45 min
Overnight Kathmandu
Food B
Accommodation Hotel

We are used to staying near the airport of Lukla, having breakfast in the Hotel at Lukla, and having a 5-minute walk to the airport with all our luggage.

With its beautiful Himalayan landscape, you will have around a 45-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Our car will be at the domestic airport to drive you to the hotel in Kathmandu. You will be accessible in your hotel;

If you are interested in exploring the heritage sites of  Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath, by car, please let us know; we will provide you with a vehicle, driver, and tour guide for the day trip. (options)

Patan Durbar Square tour Photo
Patan Durbar Square Photo

Day:20 Back to suite Home.

Car 20 min
Overnight Kathmandu
Food B

Yes, Have a warm breakfast in the Hotel in Kathmandu and check out the hotel from Kathmandu by car/van. Our airport representative will drop you off at the Tribhuvan international airport of Kathmandu.

Note: If your flight is late at night or afternoon, let us know because the hotel check-out time is Noon.

Wish you have a pleasant journey ahead. Please let us know your feedback on the trekking and what you have done.

Airport of Kathmandu
Nepal International Airport


What's Included?

  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus. (options)
  • Full board package trip with meals three times a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and Accommodations during the trekking only.
  • Round trip of Kathmandu –Lukla –Kathmandu flight tickets for all of you.
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits, and TIMS permits.
  • Ground transportation from your hotel to the airport and hotel at the End of the trek.
  • Experienced English-speaking Guide, Every two clients got one porter. Option  (Required number of Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment for all trekking staff.
  • Per person, one trekking map
  • Domestic Airport departure tax.
  • Domestic airport taxes.

What's Excluded?

  • Your travel Insurance.
  • Hot Shower during the trekking.
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu.
  • The rest of the expenses not mentioned in the price include the following.

Essential Information - 20 days Everest Three High Passes Trekking

Everest Three High Passes Trekking Route

Your thrill-some Adventure begins after crossing Namche Bazaar. This dense Sherpa settlement is a whole new world in itself. The trail then navigates higher, making steep ascents via a semi-arid landscape. As you follow through the Everest high passes trek, your Trek sets on a rollercoaster ride. Your first challenge of this traverse is Kongma-La Pass at 5535. The climb to this pass begins from Chukkung. This stretch is a steep climb for about 5 hours, so start early in the morning. After that, we go to Everest Base camp and return to Gorakshep.

Thereon, we trek to the majestic Kalapathhar peak at 5,555 meters and head toward Dzongla—Chola Pass (5420m), stationed between Dzongla and Thagnak. Furthermore, we trek to the pristine Lake Gokyo and follow another pass, Renjo La Pass (5345m). Everest three passes, Trekking ends with this traverse and returns to Lukla.

Trekking Package.

The high passes trek in the Everest region begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It follows the classic trail along Phakding, Dudh Kosi Valley, and Namche Bazaar. Subsequently, it makes it through Dingboche, Chhukung Kongma-La pass, and Lobuche, and the course takes you to the Everest Base Camp.

After the excursion around the Khumbu glacier, you will return to Gorakshep overnight. You will have a side trip to Kalapathar in the early morning for beautiful sunrise views over Mount Everest and its surroundings. The climate is freezing, so wear warm, windproof clothes and gloves.

After having breakfast, you will be heading towards Zongla and crossing Cho-La pass the next day. Then after an overnight stay, you will trek to Thank,  Gokyo, via the longest glacier in the Khumbu region. Please note that glacier changes their shape every year, so there are high chances of getting lost on your way. You will need to have a guide with you for this very reason.

Best seasons

The most important factor while planning your Trek is checking on the best suitable season. During Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to December), the Trek is far more accessible and enjoyable. The weather during this season is perfect for Trekking, with clear skies and suitable temperatures. You will get the best views of the mountains and the greenery alongside the trails.

Summer season (June to August)

The Summer season (June to August) is also recommendable. Trekking this route during winter is more difficult as the cold is challenging. There is heavy snowfall, and walking the Everest Three High Passes is not advisable during this time.

However, some experienced trekkers love the challenges this season throws at them. If you are looking for a worthwhile challenge and Adventure, consider trekking the Everest Three High Pass during this season as well.

Autumn (September to November)

This is the perfect season to Trek in Everest Himalayas. During this season, you will have a favorable climate going up to 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and falling to just 5 degrees Celsius at night. You will have clear skies and a majestic view of the mountains. This is also just the kind of season that suits beginners. The Trek is relatively more straightforward during this season.
We recommend trekking the Everest Three High Passes this season if you can manage your time.

Spring (March to May)

Another season that is almost as good of a season to Trek the Everest high passes is the spring season. The climate is relatively warm this season, and you get a dazzling view of the Himalayas. Also, the greenery blooms this season, adding even more to the beauty of the Trek. This season is famous for Trekking, so expect a bit of a crowd.
The temperature is around 18 degrees Celsius during the day and falls to -5 degrees Celsius at night.

Summer (June to August)

The summer season in Nepal coincides with the monsoon. This makes it a tough season for Trek. You don’t know when it might rain, so that you can expect wet and slippery trails around this time.

However, the weather is pretty warm due to the effects of global warming. The temperatures go up to 27 degrees Celsius during the day and drop to around 3 degrees Celsius at night.

Thus, this season is also suitable for trekkers planning Trekking to the Three High Passes. You can also catch great views of the waterfalls during this time due to the monsoon.

Winter (December to February)

Winter is the most challenging season to trek the high pass. The temperature falls to -10 degrees Celsius at night and around 15 degrees Celsius during the day.

There is heavy snowfall as well, which makes the trail ever so hard to trek. We only recommend you travel the Everest Three High Passes this season if you have a little experience.

But if you are an experienced trekker looking for a challenging adventure, this Trek will fulfill that. You can get magnificent views of snowcapped Himalayas and trails during this season.

Everest High Passes Route

Your thrill-some Adventure begins after crossing Namche Bazaar. This dense Sherpa settlement is a whole new world in itself. The trail then navigates higher, making steep ascents via a semi-arid landscape. As you follow through the Everest high passes trek, your Trek sets on a rollercoaster ride. Your first challenge of this traverse is Kongma-La Pass at 5535. The climb to this pass begins from Chukkung. This stretch is a steep climb for about 5 hours, so start early in the morning. After that, we go to Everest Base camp and return to Gorakshep.

 Thereon, we trek to the majestic Kalapathhar peak at 5,555 meters and head toward Dzongla—Chola Pass (5420m), stationed between Dzongla and Thagnak. Furthermore, we trek to the pristine Lake Gokyo and follow another pass, Renjo La Pass (5345m). Everest 3 passes, trekking ends with this traverse and returns to Lukla.

Points of Attraction 3 Passes Trek along the Everest

 While three high passes of this Trek are an attraction, many discoveries exist. The Everest region has cultural, historical, natural, and geographical gems. Herein, we will discuss these factors: 

  1) Sherpa Culture

 The Sherpa people densely populate the Everest area. They are the natives of the Solukhumbu district and most of eastern Nepal. Considered of Indo-Tibetan race, Sherpa people have migrated from mainland Tibet centuries before. The name Sherpa derives from the Tibetan dialect “Shar Pa,” which translates into people who live in the East. These groups of people are popular in the West for their fantastic climbing abilities. Sherpas have been mountain dwellers since Trekking and mountaineering. Their exceptional adaptability to high altitudes makes them perfect for mountain guides. Sherpa villages are sparsely scattered in the Everest region. 

 Sherpa people speak a mixed form of Tibetan language called Sherpa, Tibetan-Burman. Their ancestral practices are deeply rooted in Tibetan Buddhism. Sherpas follow a distinct blend of Buddhism and Bon-based foundation of spiritual belief. Sherpa people still wear their traditional dress, Chuba for men and Pangden for women. These dresses are made up of animal skin and fur to provide warmth in cold higher altitudes. Sherpa people have stone houses adorned with colorful prayer flags. Occupational engagement includes mountain climbing, tourism, hotel, agriculture, Cattle farming, and others. Major festivals of Sherpas are Losar, Dumje, and Mani Rimdu. They were celebrated all across the Everest region.

2) Lukla Airport

 A small airstrip was built at the end of Lukla village in Everest. It serves as a prominent gateway to the Everest region. The runway measures 527 meters and is stationed in an extension landmass beneath a massive rock wall. This airport’s name: Tenzing Hillary Airport, is named after the first conquerors of Mt. Everest. The altitude of the Lukla airport measures 2880 meters, and it’s a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu.

Lukla airport is of utmost significance to the natives of the region and trekkers venturing here. Aside from the Trek from Phaplu or Jiri, this is the only convenient mode of transport to access the Everest region. During the peak seasons: Spring and Autumn, this airport is busy with colossal air traffic. The supplies for the Everest area are carried onto by the plane from Kathmandu. These supplies make their way to the rooms above on a mule or a back of a porter from Lukla. Tenzing Hillary Airport is regarded as the lifeline of the Sherpa people. The Everest region thrives because of this airport, making it significant for the economy.

3) Namche Bazaar

 Namche Bazaar is a bustling village shaped like an amphitheater overlooking Mt.Khumbila(5761m). This is the biggest village in your Everest Three High Passes Trekking. On the second day of your Trek, you will make a steep ascent from Phakding, Traversing via the gate of Sagarmatha National Park; Namche Bazaar unveils itself attached to a huge hillside. As you enter the village, a typical Buddhist chhorten has been built as a welcome monument. The town is dense, with several layers of Sherpa houses built on a terraced farm structure. Namche Bazaar has been a trade crossroad for the Tibetans and Sherpa people for ages. As evident by the Sunday market that is still in practice today, Namche Bazaar is a commercial hub.

Most trekkers choose Namche Bazaar as their rest stopover for acclimatization. The village is filled with restaurants, bakeries, pubs, and modern amenities for your recreation. Three of the prominent attractions of this village are Sagarmatha National Park Museum, Mountaineering Museum, and Sherpa Culture Museum.

Museums in Everest Region

Everest region is enriched with several gems and discoveries. This area, including the Himalayan strip, is said to have been under the ocean millions of years back. An excessive amount of granite is found in these mountains, making the claim evident. There are 2 famous museums in the Everest region. On your Trek to Everest 3 Passes, glimpse these museums.

1) Sagarmatha National Park Museum

 Sagarmatha National Park Museum sits atop the village of the Namche Bazaar. This museum reflects the flora and fauna alongside numerous assets of Sagarmatha National Park. Dedicated to the diverse natural wonders of the Everest region, this museum provides a detailed insight into the rich biodiversity. It exhibits the national park’s wildlife, geography, and natural history. 

Located within walking distance of 15 minutes, this museum sits, portraying views of the surrounding mountains. You will have your first sight of Mt.Everest from this museum. It is picturesque and serene to gaze at the panoramic vista.

2) Sherpa Culture Museum

 Another prominent exhibition for your acclimatization day in Namche can be the Sherpa Culture Museum. This landmark is located 5-7 minutes from the SNP Museum. It provides an excellent exhibition and insight into the lifestyle of the Sherpa people. Exemplary displays of artifacts, household items, tools, and kitchen utensils make the museum livelier. The museum has been built on a structure replicating a typical Sherpa house. The museum building also incorporates a family room, prayer room, stable, and yard, perfectly imitating a typical Sherpa home. Entry to this museum requires a small fee.

3) Mountaineering Museum

  As the name suggests, the Mountaineering Museum, which sits next to the SNP Museum in Namche, is iconic. It stands as a resemblance of mountaineers’ bravery, history, and perpetual achievements. The museum has been decorated with informative data about climbing history. There are depictions of several mountains, their technical difficulties, and unsung history. The museum portrays several mountaineering equipment used by the first conquerors of Mt.Everest. This museum is dedicated to brave mountaineers and their historical feats in the Himalayan Mountains.

 Buddhist Monuments in Everest Region

 Most of the Sherpas in Everest follow either Kakupa or Gelupa Buddhism. There are numerous Buddhist Monuments dotted all across the trail. Popular Buddhist monasteries in the Everest area include Namche, Tengboche, Khumjung, Pangboche, Monjo, and Lukla. The courses and villages are dotted with rock art depicting Buddhist chants. You will have occasional sights of Chhortens all across the trekking trail. 

Syangboche Viewpoint

 An hour’s hike from Namche Bazaar sets you up for an astounding view of Everest Panorama. Syangboche is stationed right above Namche Bazaar, with a famous hotel stationed here. Syangboche also has a seasonal airport with grassland as its runway. Above the airport is the Syangboche viewpoint offering the best views of the mountains. It is a famous sight trip for trekkers to glimpse the Everest vista before continuing their journey. Trekkers trek up to the Syangboche viewpoint during their rest day at Namche. It makes for a worthwhile round-trip journey.

Trekking Difficulty

The Everest Three High Pass trek is among the most challenging hikes around the Everest region. The Three High Passes trek is all above 5300 meters. The air becomes thinner during the high areas. This may also lead to Altitude sickness. This makes it less suitable for beginners. Having the proper physical fitness and experience to make it through this Trek would be best.

The High pass trek is also considered more complex than the Everest Base Camp Trek. The trails are steep, rough, and sloppy. This poses difficulty even for trekkers with some trekking experience.

This is one of the most difficult treks and challenges you to the core. Therefore, we advise you to prepare well and have prior trekking experience. It is even more difficult during the winter season with snowy paths. Thus, we recommend you trek the route during the favorable seasons.

Note: that Everest 3 Passes trek entails 3 of the biggest passes of the Everest region. It requires 6-7 hours daily walking on high-altitude terrain. This Trek is strictly not for children and senior citizens.

High Altitude

The Three Passes of Everest are situated at extremely high altitudes. This is one of the highest-altitude trekking trails in Sagarmatha National Park. All three passes, Renjo La Pass (5420 meters), Cho-La Pass (5420 meters), and Kongma-La Pass (5535 meters), are over 5000 meters.

Thus, it would be best if you were wary of altitude sickness. This Trek requires a bit of experience in Trekking in high altitudes. If you prepare well, you can trek the Three High Passes without many difficulties.

Boundless Adventures helps ensure safety by providing the proper guidance for such high-altitude treks. We provide well-trained guides and porters who will be at your service and help you along the Trek.

Contact us now to know further, prepare and plan your tour. You can reach out to us through WhatsApp or mail.

Trekking Cost

Although the high Pass trek is a bit costly compared to other trekking routes in Nepal, Boundless Adventures provide it at a reasonable cost. We can adjust the price according to your budget and travel preferences.

However, Boundless Adventure arranges solo and small group trips from Kathmandu. If you are solo, the charge is higher than with a group. You can contact us for prices, itineraries, and Everest 3 High Pass Trek information.

Trekking Map.

We are local and experienced in the Trekking trails. It is optional to have a map. Still, you can find a trekking map in every corner of Thamel of Kathmandu. But, it is not a big issue. Our company provides trekking maps for such trekkers when you arrive in Kathmandu.

Accommodation in Trekking

While trekking on the Three High Passes of Everest, several tea houses provide basic facilities. In the lower regions, you can also find rooms in tea houses with more facilities.

This is during your stay in Lukla, Phakding, and Namche. But as you trek to the higher regions, these facilities get limited. You might also need help accessing Wi-Fi in some places. You may also need to pay an additional charge for mobile charging, Wi-Fi, and hot water services.


While on your Trek, you will have three times meals a day. You may check the itinerary and cost details. You can choose your meals from various options on the tea houses’ menus.

We recommend having a heavy breakfast as it will fuel you to start your Trek for the day. You can pick from Corn Flakes, Oatmeal, French Toast, Eggs, and Pancakes for breakfast.

Then, you can have a light lunch during the day according to the available options on the menu. When you finish your walk, you can have a delicious dinner at the end of the day. There are options for Lunch and Dinner, including local meals.

Typically, you can get mineral water at every tea house along the trekking trail, but if you need a camel bottle to fill up with boiling water, you can get it in the tea house. The alternative option is to fill from the stream or hilly sources. You can carry a purifying tablet or chlorine to purify the water and make it worth drinking.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

You can get the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit from the city office at Boundless Adventure, Kathmandu.

There are three different types of permits that you will require for the Everest High Passes trek. These permits are The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, TIMS Permit, and Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit. Getting these permits is easy. You can get these permits from Boundless Adventure in Kathmandu. National park entrance permits are required for every nationality.

Guide and Porters at  the Trek

Having a guide and porter with you is always advisable during three pass trek in Everest. Boundless Adventures provides professional, experienced guides and porters tailored to your preferences and journey. It is always helpful to have a guide and a porter.


A proper guide gives you an in-depth experience of the Trek and makes for a memorable one. The guides, having vast knowledge of the trekking route and being experienced trekkers, will ease your trekking experience.

A guide will also help you easily communicate with locals and provide insights into the historical importance of the places. Our guide is trained by the Nepal government, which has a guide and first adds a license.


If you want to travel freely with the weight of your heavy luggage off your shoulders, then we advise you to get a porter. A porter will carry all your loads through the Trek. This makes it considerably more accessible for you to trek. The porters are also locals who reside in the region, so they can also provide you with valuable insights.

The porters are very friendly and good companions. However, they only speak basic English, so there might be a communication barrier. Similarly, We are providing a porter from Lukla on your request only.


Whenever going on a trek, it is advisable to have a proper gear set to ease your trekking journey. However, you should only carry the essential things you require on your journey. Extra luggage will make it difficult for you to get through the Trek. We recommend you bring a list of essentials and additional items per your requirements.
We at Boundless Adventures can help you prepare all the necessary equipment for your Trek. Also, we can manage the items you need if you require us to. Feel free to contact us through mail or WhatsApp to start your preparations.


We, the team of Boundless Adventure, organize trekking trips with the best arrangements for you. However, there can be some issues that are beyond our control. Heavy rainfall, snowing, avalanches, and landslides can extend the trip in the lower altitude region of Annapurna, but it is very little probability.

The boundless Adventure team is ready to assist you with trip service and provide authentic information when needed. Please do not hesitate to email us now if you need further information.

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Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Yes, of course, we have airport representatives who will pick you up upon your arrival and drop you off on the day of departure at the airport.

Yes, every nationality requires Visa, except Indian citizens, to enter Nepal. It is effortless to obtain a visa.

You can apply for a visa at the Nepali consulate office in your respective country or get your visa when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Nepal.

Of course, you need to have a valid passport, two passport-size photos, and bear the fixed charges for the visa.

The best way to apply for a visa is at the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your country. Otherwise, you can also get it from the Immigration office at the entry points upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Yes, you can extend your visa if you wish to stay in Nepal with a fixed-term visa extension at the Department of Immigration.

You can visit the Immigration Department in Kathmandu or Pokhara and extend the visa for another 30 days. The visa charge is US$ 50/- more or less.

The visa can be extended for 120 days; an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office.

Nevertheless, tourists cannot stay in Nepal under tourist visas for more than 150 increasing days.

Nepal is a popular tourist destination in South Asia. Several Airlines have direct and non-stop flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghai, Moscow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Karahi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Or you may travel overland from New Delhi, Bhutan, and Tibet.

We have all sorts of hotels in Kathmandu, from non-stars to 5 stars hotels. We can book one as per your requirements and budget for you.

But, during the trek, we provide you with a guest house called a tea house. The tea house is more like a Hotel with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing).

In this arrangement, overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea houses (Lodges) and Lunch in local restaurants en route.

You can interact with local communities when you stay in local lodges.

Well, it is between 20 to 30kg. Two clients can hire one porter to carry the essential items for the trek.

The backpack weight of each client cannot be more than 15 kg as it will then exceed the weight standard. It is best to bring two backpacks with you.

A day pack for yourself to carry your water bottle, favorite snack bars, and the bigger pack (duffel) that the porter will carry.

You can visit anytime around the year, but the best time for trekking, tour, or mountaineering is from the beginning of September to the end of December and the beginning of March to the end of June.

During January and February, we only recommend low-altitude trekking areas (lower than 2000m) where you can have tours or jungle safaris because the weather at this time of year is freezing for higher-altitude trekking.

Different kinds of equipment are required in different trekking routes.

Therefore, we request you to check the equipment lists or email us so that we can let you know about the equipment we can arrange for you and the ones you need to get from your respective country.

We expect to walk 4 to 5 hours every day. But it depends on your walking speed as well.

All our itineraries are flexible, so we can always rearrange our schedule as per your needs.

During your trek, we provide you with sleeping bags and down jackets at the Tea House / Lodge. We provide tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment for the camping trek.

All the items are of good quality. You can bring trekking shoes, poles, personal equipment, and climbing equipment.

But remember that different kinds of equipment are required on different trekking routes. We request you to email us first.

We do not say you must be a marathon runner or have proper training, but you better be healthy.

Depending on your walking speed, we may have to trek for 4 to 5 hours, including short and lunch breaks.

We suggest you book the trekking and tour six months earlier. Sometimes, the plane tickets for Kathmandu or Lukla to Kathmandu may be sold out already, creating problems.

Therefore, book as early as possible so we can arrange your domestic flight tickets, guide, and porter in advance.

We humbly request you to keep in touch frequently after booking.

We also do a book on your arrival, but it will be at your own risk.

You can book for tours or trekking from anywhere in the world. You can make a booking easily online through our website.

You can also contact our office by phone, email, or WhatsApp at +977 9851033819. We suggest you email us for further information if you are unsure how to book the trip.

Yes, we do accept Mastercard, visa cards, and American Express, but you need to cover another 4% extra on your total amount for the commission of Nepali Bank.

We have an ATM to withdraw a certain amount every day. You can withdraw Nepali rupees of the equivalent amount of US$ 300/- you must consult with your bank before traveling to Nepal. But the cheque is not accepted.

Yes, please; we need 20% advance for booking confirmation, including your passport copy and a picture through the mail.

Please provide us with a money transfer slip when paying in advance.

Well, yes, Wi-Fi is available but on your request only. It is not free, and you need to pay.

But every lodge has solar electricity to recharge your Camera and mobile.

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