Everest Three passes trek

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20 Days

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Daily Tour

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About this tour

Travel maker South Asia Welcomes you to the Everest Three Passes Trek, it is a journey that explores the Himalayan region, where you can experience the most stunning landscapes, challenging trails, and the views so incredible that they’ll leave you breathless.

This Trek also offers trekkers an opportunity to explore the beauty of the Himalayan region, as well as the serenity of Gokyo Lakes and the awe-inspiring Everest Base Camp. You’ll also conquer the three high mountain passes and witness diverse flora and fauna, including rare species like the snow leopard and red panda.

Everest Three Passes Trek Distance:

The distance of the Trek is approximately 148 kilometers which is (92 miles). it is a journey of endurance and discovery for the explorers. This trek includes the three high-altitude passes known as – Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La – which also offer beautiful views of the surrounding peaks, including the highest peak Everest.

During the trek, trekkers push their physical and mental limits to new heights, while also being rewarded with breathtaking scenery and a sense of accomplishment. The Everest Three Passes Trek distance may be Challenging for the trekkers, but the experiences and memories created during the journey are truly priceless and worthwhile.

Everest Three Passes Trek Itinerary:

Our Everest Three Passes Trek itinerary is planned in a way to ensure that trekkers get to acclimatize properly so that they do not feel any difficulty while trekking through the high altitude. We do not rush to finish the trek quickly so that trekkers can fully immerse themselves in the region and enjoy the culture of the local people.

Your journey begins from Lukla, which is the beginning point for exploring the Khumbu region. As you begin your trek, you’ll come across the beautiful scenery of nature like Gokyo Lakes, known for its peaceful blue color, and near to Gokyo Ri, you’ll see a tall mountain.

After that, you’ll head to Everest Base Camp, where you can see Mount Everest standing tall before you. it is also known as the tallest mountain on Earth. Throughout the trek, you’ll also conquer three tough passes: Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Kongma La Pass which are known as Everest Three Passes Trek.

Renjo La Pass:

Renjo La Pass is the highest point of the Trek which stands at an elevation of 5,360 meters (17,585 feet). This challenging climb offers trekkers stunning views of the Himalayas, including iconic peaks like Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The Renjo La Pass offers a different perspective on the Khumbu region, showing the beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

Gokyo Lake:

Gokyo Lake is also one of the places that trekker can expect to see during their journey. It is found in the Himalayas and has beautiful clear waters showing the reflection of the sky and the surroundings. You can see snowy peaks and glaciers too as Gokyo Lake is surrounded by them. Hikers can visit the calm shores of the lake and villages close by, where they can learn about Local people’s cultures and see amazing views of Gokyo Ri and the Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the biggest in the following area.

The journey through the Everest Three Passes Trek is incomplete without visiting Everest Base Camp. you’ll be amazed by the beauty of the Himalayas as you stand at the base of the world’s tallest peak, in a surreal landscape. you’ll also see the climbers gearing up to conquer the summit of the tallest peak, their dreams are part of this place’s history.

Everest Three Passes Trek Difficulty:

Adventurers consider this trek one of the toughest routes in the Himalayas, with high-altitude passes, steep climbs, and unpredictable weather. It’s a real test of strength and resilience for the trekkers. But for those who dare, it’s a once in a lifetime journey, revealing the stunning beauty of the Khumbu region.

Gears and Packing for Everest Three Passes Trek:

Before starting your Trek, we ensure you have all the necessary gear needed during the trek. Our comprehensive gear list covers everything you need, from warm clothes to essential trekking equipment, to prepare you for the high-altitude journey ahead.

Electricity and Internet during the Everest Three Passes Trek :

During the Everest Three Passes Trek, you’ll still find some comforts like electricity and internet, but they may charge you extra cost depending on where you are along the route. Many Tea houses use solar and small hydropower for electricity, and the availability of battery charging and WiFi varies from one location to another, letting you stay connected with loved ones back home.

Everest Three Passes Trek Highlights:

While the physical demands are undeniable, the Everest Three Passes Trek highlights are incredibly rewarding.
– Conquer three high-altitude passes: Renjo La pass, Cho La pass, and Kongma La pass.
– Explore the serene Gokyo Lakes and the stunning Gokyo Ri viewpoint.
– Witness the majestic Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu peaks
– Visit the Sherpa people and enjoy their friendly ways and traditions.
– Reach the iconic Everest Base Camp.

The journey to the three-pass trek is both challenging and rewarding as it will push you to your limits but also leave you with a deep appreciation for the breathtaking beauty of the Everest region. Let the magic of the Khumbu region captivate you. Contact us today to discuss your Everest Three Passes Trek itinerary and start planning your dream adventure!


  • Cultural Insights: Gain deep cultural insights through a city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu or an acclimatization hike, exploring historical and spiritual sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa.
  • Scenic Flights: Experience thrilling scenic flights to and from Lukla, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas and a unique perspective on the region's rugged beauty.
  • Sherpa Culture: Immerse yourself in Sherpa culture in Namche Bazaar, visiting the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery to understand the history and lifestyle of the Everest region's inhabitants.
  • High-Altitude Trekking: Engage in high-altitude trekking across iconic passes like Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La, each offering challenging routes and breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks.
  • Everest Base Camp: Visit Everest Base Camp, a bucket-list destination for many trekkers, providing an up-close view of the world's highest peak and a sense of connection to the history of Everest expeditions.
  • Kala Patthar Sunrise: Ascend Kala Patthar for a sunrise view, offering the best vantage point to witness the first light illuminating Mount Everest and surrounding peaks.
  • Tengboche Monastery: Experience spiritual moments at Tengboche Monastery, participating in a prayer ceremony amidst the backdrop of towering mountains, enriching your journey with a touch of Himalayan spirituality.
  • Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri: Explore the serene Gokyo Lakes and hike up Gokyo Ri for panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and more, highlighting the trek's natural wonders.
  • Alpine Biodiversity: Trek through diverse ecosystems, from lush forests to alpine meadows and stark glacial terrains, witnessing the rich biodiversity of the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Local Villages and Traditions: Walk through traditional Sherpa villages, getting a glimpse into the daily lives and traditions of the local communities, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of the region's cultural heritage.
  • Mountain Panoramas: Enjoy unparalleled mountain panoramas, including views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Makalu, offering moments of awe and contemplation throughout the journey.
  • Physical and Mental Challenge: Embrace the physical and mental challenge of trekking in high altitudes, leading to a profound sense of personal achievement and growth.
  • Sustainability and Connection: Participate in a trek that emphasizes sustainability and a deep connection with nature, fostering responsible travel practices and a deeper appreciation for the planet's natural beauty.


  • International Airport Pickup and drop.
  • 2 way ticket kathmandu-lukla-kathmandu.
  • All private ground transportation.
  • 3 Night twin-sharing/double accommodation in a 3-star hotel or similar standard in Kathmandu, including breakfast (Private room accommodation can be organized at an extra cost
  • Permits for Sagarmath National Park and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • Twin-sharing teahouse accommodation during the treks
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), including one hot drink and seasonal fruits.
  • One duffle bag, Sleeping bag, down jacket to be returned after the trek.
  • Filtered water in the trails.
  • Strong porters during the trek for carrying luggage (1 porter for every two clients ie: 10kg each )
  • Experienced, first-aid trained, government licensed, English-speaking Travel Makers South Asia's trekking guide.
  • Insurance, food and accommodation for staff.
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, with a car/van with a certified tour guide.
  • An executive farewell dinner on the last night in Nepal.
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes.
  • Trek completion certificate and map.
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu.
  • Entrance fee for 2 sightseeing points in kathmandu.
  • Any beverages inc. water.
  • Insurance and international flights.
  • Tips for your staff.
  • Gas showers, wifi and charging at high places.


Time: As per your ticket
Distance: N/A
Altitude: 1,400 meters
Welcome to the heart of Nepal, Kathmandu – a city where the whispers of the past coexist with the hustle of modern life. Your journey into the extraordinary starts here, at an elevation of 1,400 meters, cradled by the majestic Himalayas. Upon your arrival, a warm greeting awaits from one of our experienced guides, ensuring a seamless transition from the moment you land to your comfortable accommodation. This day is yours to relax and immerse yourself in the anticipation of the adventure that lies ahead.

Time: Full Day
Distance: Variable
Altitude: 2,500 meters
Discover the essence of Kathmandu through its sacred sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and the Monkey Temple, each offering a window into Nepal's spiritual and cultural heritage. Alternatively, embrace the tranquility of nature with an acclimatization hike to Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, reaching up to 2,500 meters. This day is an opportunity to soak in the city's vibrant life or connect with the serene landscapes, preparing you for the journey ahead.

Time: 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Distance: 8 km
Altitude: 2,610 meters
Begin your trekking adventure with a scenic flight to Lukla, offering stunning Himalayan views. From Lukla, embark on a gentle trek to Phakding, a path filled with prayer stones and serene river views, introducing you to the Everest region's beauty and spiritual depth.

Time: 5-6 hours
Distance: 10-12 km
Altitude: 3,440 meters
Trek through beautiful forests and cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge on your way to Namche Bazaar. This segment of the journey is thrilling, with increasing altitudes and glimpses of Everest, leading you to Namche, the bustling heart of the Khumbu region, offering your first taste of high-altitude excitement.


Time: Variable
Distance: Short hikes around area
Altitude: 3,440 meters
Spend the day in Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital, to adjust to the higher altitude. This acclimatization day is crucial for your body and offers the perfect opportunity to explore Namche's charm. Visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery to deepen your understanding of the region's history and the mountaineering spirit. Short hikes around Namche, such as the one to Syangboche Airport or the Everest View Hotel, provide breathtaking views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other Himalayan giants, reinforcing the magnificence of your surroundings.

Time: 5-6 hours
Distance: 10 km
Altitude: 3,860 meters
Journey from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, a spiritual hub with the famous Tengboche Monastery. This trek offers mesmerizing views of the Himalayas, including Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The path leads through lush forests and Sherpa villages, with Tengboche welcoming trekkers with its peaceful ambiance and the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Spend the evening participating in a prayer ceremony, an experience that embodies the spiritual journey of your trek.

Time: 5-6 hours
Distance: 11 km
Altitude: 4,410 meters
Ascend from Tengboche to Dingboche, a picturesque village surrounded by an incredible mountain panorama. This segment of the trek takes you through alpine meadows and past yak herder camps, offering insights into the high-altitude lifestyle of the region. The trail gradually ascends, providing stunning views and leading you to Dingboche, known as the ""summer valley,"" where you'll spend the night amidst towering peaks.

Time: Variable
Distance: Short hikes around area
Altitude: 4,410 meters
Another day for acclimatization in Dingboche allows you to explore the surrounding areas, including a recommended hike to Nagarjun Hill or the Chhukung Valley. These hikes offer unparalleled views of Makalu, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing in Dingboche, absorbing the magnificent vistas, and preparing for the next phase of the trek.

Time: 3-4 hours
Distance: 7 km
Altitude: 4,730 meters
The trek from Dingboche to Chhukung is a relatively short but scenic journey, offering trekkers a closer view of the surrounding mountains. As you move through the valley, the imposing peaks of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and the Nuptse wall dominate the skyline, presenting a majestic backdrop. Chhukung, a cozy little settlement, is the perfect place to rest before tackling the challenges of the higher passes. It's an opportunity to soak in the tranquil beauty and ponder the vastness of the Himalayas.

Time: 6-7 hours
Distance: 10 km
Altitude: 4,940 meters; Kongma La Pass: 5,535 meters
This segment marks one of the trek’s most challenging days, crossing the Kongma La Pass, the highest pass in this circuit. The ascent is steep and demanding but rewards trekkers with unparalleled views of the surrounding Himalayan giants. Upon descending from the pass, the trail leads to Lobuche, a major stop on the route to Everest Base Camp. This day tests your endurance and offers a profound sense of accomplishment amidst the raw beauty of the high Himalayas.

Time: 6-7 hours
Distance: 15 km
Altitude: Gorak Shep: 5,164 meters; Everest Base Camp: 5,364 meters
From Lobuche, trek to Gorak Shep, the final stop before reaching Everest Base Camp. The trail is surrounded by stark, yet mesmerizing landscapes that define the higher reaches of the Himalayas. After settling in Gorak Shep, continue to Everest Base Camp, a moment that stands as a highlight of the journey. Standing at the base of the world’s highest peak offers an overwhelming sense of awe and achievement. Return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay, carrying with you memories that last a lifetime.

Time: 7-8 hours
Distance: 12 km
Altitude: Kala Patthar: 5,545 meters
An early morning ascent to Kala Patthar provides the best viewpoint to witness the sunrise over Mount Everest and its neighboring peaks. This challenging climb is well worth the effort, offering the most iconic views of Everest. After soaking in the breathtaking vistas, descend to Lobuche, reflecting on the profound beauty and the personal transformation the journey has inspired.

Time: 3-4 hours
Distance: 6 km
Altitude: 4,830 meters
Trek from Lobuche to Dzongla, a less trodden path that offers peaceful trails and stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Dzongla, nestled beneath the impressive Cholatse peak, is a serene stopover before crossing the Cho La Pass. This day allows for rest and acclimatization in preparation for the next challenge.

Time: 7-8 hours
Distance: 9 km
Altitude: Gokyo: 4,800 meters; Cho La Pass: 5,420 meters
Crossing the Cho La Pass is another significant challenge of this trek, involving a steep climb and descent on rocky trails. The pass offers dramatic views of glaciers and towering peaks. The descent leads to the Gokyo valley, home to the sacred Gokyo Lakes, and offers a serene environment to rest and admire the beauty of the Himalayas.

Time: 4-5 hours
Distance: 3 km
Altitude: Gokyo Ri: 5,357 meters
Utilize this day for acclimatization with a hike up Gokyo Ri, which offers panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and other peaks. The sight of the sun rising over these giants is unforgettable, making it a highlight of the trek. Spend the rest of the day exploring the Gokyo Lakes, each reflecting the Himalayas in their clear blue waters, offering moments of peace and introspection.

Time: 7-8 hours
Distance: 15 km
Altitude: Marlung: 4,210 meters; Renjo La Pass: 5,345 meters
Embark on the journey from Gokyo to Marlung via the Renjo La Pass, another remarkable high pass that provides stunning vistas of the Himalayan panorama. The ascent to Renjo La is both challenging and rewarding, offering views that encompass a wide array of some of the world's highest peaks. Descending from the pass, the trail leads through remote landscapes, showcasing the stark beauty and isolation of the Himalayas. Marlung, a quaint village in the Thame Valley, offers a peaceful night's rest and a step back into the cultural heritage of the Sherpa people.

Time: 5-6 hours
Distance: 15 km
Altitude: 3,440 meters
The trek from Marlung to Namche Bazaar takes you through traditional Sherpa villages and along the banks of the Bhote Koshi River. This day is a gentle descent compared to the previous high-altitude challenges, allowing you to reflect on the journey and enjoy the changing landscapes. Returning to Namche Bazaar, the bustling Sherpa capital, you'll find a comforting sense of familiarity and achievement. Namche's cozy cafes and shops offer a welcome return to civilization and a chance to celebrate your accomplishments.

Time: 6-7 hours
Distance: 19 km
Altitude: 2,860 meters
The final trekking day leads you from Namche Bazaar back to Lukla, marking the completion of your circuit. This day is a descent through the same beautiful landscapes that welcomed you at the start, filled with mixed emotions as you bid farewell to the mountains. The trail takes you back through Phakding and several Sherpa villages, offering last glimpses of the Everest region's natural beauty and cultural richness. Arriving in Lukla, the sense of achievement is palpable, as you prepare for the next day's flight back to Kathmandu.

Time: 40 min flight
Distance: N/A
Altitude: 1,400 meters
The scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu offers one last aerial view of the Himalayas, a fitting goodbye to the mountains that have been your home for the past weeks. Back in Kathmandu, the contrast of city life to the tranquility of the mountains serves as a reminder of the incredible journey you've completed. Spend your day resting, exploring, or simply reflecting on the many experiences and transformations this trek has offered.

Time: As per your flight schedule
Distance: N/A
Altitude: N/A
As your journey in Nepal comes to an end, take with you not just photos and souvenirs, but a treasure trove of memories and experiences that have changed you in ways only the majestic Everest region can. The friendships formed, challenges overcome, and the beauty witnessed will stay with you long after you depart from this land of high passes and warm hearts.


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