Everest 3 High Passes Trek

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Everest 3 High Passes Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration20 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous ++
  • Places to Visit Everest Region
  • Max Altitude 5,545m/18,192ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Lukla
  • Ends Lukla
  • Activity Teahouse Trekking
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn

Everest 3 High Passes Trek Highlights

  • A thrilling flight to exceptional Lukla airport and walking into the deep valley of traditional Sherpa village is very peaceful and sincerely spectacular.
  • Walk to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, the valley of Thame, and Lumde is one cherishing moment endowed with a spectacular panoramic mountains view.
  • Going over the Renjo La Pass that has to offer one of the most spectacular views of the panoramic mountain range along with the Ariel view of the lakes is indescribable. In one word, overall it's inconceivable.
  • Gokyo with its turquoise blue lakes is exceptionally gorgeous and gives you an alternative to witness an entirely different face of the Everest region which is beyond belief.
  • Crossing the Gozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas has a novel magnificence that is always cherished by every single traveler who has dared to undertake it.
  • Going over the icy Cho La Pass is distinct on its own.
  • Being at Dzongla is utterly out of the world; it's more like being on a different planet with soaring peaks around and a small cozy town in the middle of nothing.
  • After the successful ascent of Everest Base Camp, 5360 m, and Kalapathar, 5545 m we trace back to Lobuche.
  • Going over the remote and very untouched Kongma La Pass is another diverse experience that takes you to the different valleys offering you unique features in views and landscapes.
  • Eventually, we follow different valleys back to Lukla with different landscape settings, yet very dramatic.

Everest 3 High Passes Trek Overview:

Everest 3 High Passes Trek concludes

  • Renjo La Pass (5,360 m/17,585 feet),
  • Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,782 feet), and
  • Kongma La Pass (5,535 m/18,159 feet)

Everest 3 High Passes Trek is intended for true adventure seekers who are looking for challenges to unleash their wilderness competence. This 18-day expedition through 3 distinct high passes, Renjo La Pass (5,360 m/17,585 feet), Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,782 feet), and Kongma La Pass (5,535 m/18,159 feet) is more of a secretive trek. It is because it takes you through off-the-beaten-track to the magnanimous lofty valleys which are very pure and tranquil. These secret valleys are away from the substantial flooding of tourism like in the major trails of Everest.

Going over these high-altitude passes is undeniably very challenging but very worthwhile. Furthermore, the conquest of being at the top of them is very appealing with a great sense of accomplishment. Its exceptional views and magical beauty can't be denied. Moreover, going over these submissive high passes gives you more of a chance to know, understand, believe, and trust yourself.

Everest 3 High Passes Trek Trip Information:

Everest 3 High Passes Trek is unquestionably an ideal pick for a true adventure seeker who is in the quest for a genuine undertaking. After flying into Lukla, the world’s most dangerous airport we walk the delightful gorge trail of Dudh Koshi towards Namche. Soon we take the enchanting valley further to the west which eventually takes us to the beautiful settlement of Thame.

Conquering Renjo La Pass offers you the best view of Everest and the most exquisite sight of the mountain panorama is exceptional.

It is remarkable being at Gokyo with its turquoise Lakes and exceptional beauty. It's certainly very overwhelming to cross the Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas.

Additionally, going over Cho La Pass and being at Everest base camp is absolutely out of the ordinary. Winning the final Kongma La Pass with a grandiose view of Island Peak and getting back to Lukla gives you a great sense of achievement.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Everest 3 High Passes trek is the sheer beauty that surrounds you throughout the journey. As you embark on this expedition, you will be greeted by stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, picturesque valleys, and pristine glacial lakes.

The landscape is a true masterpiece of nature, with each pass offering a unique perspective on the grandeur of the Himalayas.

Renjo La Pass @ 5,360 m/17,585 feet

Renjo La is one of the most outstanding mountain Pass that unfold before you the enchanting valleys of Everest. This beautiful mountain Pass stands at an elevation of 5,360 m/17,585 feet. The path leading to Renjo La is a rugged mountain terrain giving you the genuine trekking experience.

As you ascend the pass, no matter which way you choose to climb, you will be rewarded with panoramic mountain views. Travelers will be fascinated by the sight of Mount Everest, with its majestic presence. Besides Everest, you will see the neighboring peaks, such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and many more.

The beauty of Renjo La Pass is not just limited to its magnificent vistas. The pass serves as a passage leading you to the magical valleys of Everest. It serves as a bridge between the two different magnificent valleys of Gokyo and Thame.

Cho La Pass @ 5,420 m/17,782 feet

The second pass, Cho La, sits at an altitude of 5,420 meters (17,782 feet) and presents a thrilling challenge to trekkers. The pass is known for its steep and rocky terrain, which requires careful navigation and endurance.

However, the effort is well worth it as you reach the top and find yourself surrounded by the majesty of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, and other awe-inspiring peaks. The glacial lakes below add a touch of serenity to the dramatic landscape, creating a truly magical atmosphere.

Kongma La Pass @ 5,535 m/18,159 feet

The final pass, Kongma La, stands at a formidable height of 5,535 meters (18,159 feet). As you make your way up this pass, you will witness the rugged beauty of the surrounding mountainscape, with towering peaks rising in every direction. The sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit of Kongma La is indescribable.

The expansive views of the Khumbu Glacier, Makalu, and the surrounding peaks serve as a testament to the grandeur and power of nature.

Beyond the passes themselves, the Everest Three High Passes trek also offers the opportunity to explore iconic destinations like Everest Base Camp and the Gokyo Lakes. These landmarks provide additional beauty and allow trekkers to witness the extraordinary features that have made this region world-renowned.

The beauty of doing this Epic Trek lies not only in the breathtaking landscapes but also in the personal growth and sense of achievement that comes with completing such a challenging adventure.

It requires physical stamina, mental resilience, and a deep appreciation for the wonders of nature. Each pass conquered is a testament to your determination and the rewards are immeasurable.

In conclusion, the Everest 3 High Passes Trek, encompassing Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La, is a journey that combines the thrill of adventure with the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas. It is an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your soul, allowing you to witness nature's magnificence and discover the depths of your strength.

Find more details on the Blog Post: 10 Reasons Why You Should Do Everest High Passes Trek.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 feet) Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02:Drive to Manthali (Ramechhap) (474 m / 1,555 feet) and Overnight Stay
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,840 m/9,317 feet) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,562 feet)
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m/11,318 feet) - The Capital City of Khumbu Region
  • Day 05:Acclimatization day at Namche /morning excursion.
  • Day 06:Trek to Thame Village (3,820 m/12,532 feet)
  • Day 07:Trek to Lumde (4,368 m/14,338 feet)
  • Day 08:Acclimatization day at Lungden /morning excursion.
  • Day 09:Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m/15,715 feet) via Renjo La Pass (5,360 m/17,585 feet)
  • Day 10:Trek to Dragnak (4,700 m/15,419 feet)
  • Day 11:Trek to Dzongla (4,830 m/15,846 feet) via Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,782 feet)
  • Day 12:Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,108 feet) 3 - 4 hours
  • Day 13:Trek to Gorak Shep (5,165 m /16,945 feet) and trek to Everest base camp (5,360 m/17585 feet)
  • Day 14:Morning excursion to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 feet) Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,108 feet)
  • Day 15:Trek to Chhukung (4,730 m/15,518 feet) via Kongma La Pass (5,535 m/18,159 feet)
  • Day 16:Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m / 12,664 feet) via Pangboche
  • Day 17:Trek to Monjo (2,850m / 9,350 feet)
  • Day 18:Trek to Lukla (2,840 m/9,317 feet)
  • Day 19:Mountain Flight to Kathmandu city OR MANTHALI AIRPORT
  • Day 20:Departure day

Everest 3 High Passes Trek Detailed Itinerary

Soon you land at Kathmandu airport your TREKKING GROUP LEADER or our office Representative will be there to receive you and transfer you to the hotel. Despite, Kathmandu being the capital city of Nepal it certainly is the busiest city with hectic traffic. However, it undoubtedly has a strong appeal with local splendor and vigorous activities around, where you can simply relax and take pleasure in the fun of driving through unfamiliar roads.


  • Pick up from the international airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel.
  • Your Hotel is located in the Center City of Thamel - a vibrant colorful town of Kathmandu, a tourist hub.
  • Short preliminary briefing.
  • Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
  • Welcome dinner and getting to know each other.
  • Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Transport: Airport Pickup

Driving to Manthali in Ramechhap district, Nepal can be an adventurous journey that offers a glimpse of rural life and the scenic beauty of the Nepalese countryside. The road from Kathmandu to Manthali in Ramechhap is a mix of paved and unpaved sections. While some parts are well-maintained, others can be bumpy and rough, especially during the monsoon season. The condition of the roads can vary, and landslides are not uncommon in hilly areas. The drive takes you through picturesque landscapes, with terraced fields, lush forests, and traditional villages dotting the route. It's an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Nepal.


  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Meet up at a time provided by your Team Leader.
  • Getting together for trek briefing.
  • Distribution of company's trek equipment.
  • Thrilling Drive to Ramechaap – 4 hours
  • Fabulous Lunch in one of the Highway Restaurants.
  • Overnight stay at Ramechaap – BASIC HOTEL FACILITY 


  • Altitude: 474 m / 1,555 feet
  • Accommodation: Basic Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 4 hours DRIVe
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 132 km
  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE

We will take the earliest morning flight to Lukla. Shortly we will start our trek entering into the buffer zone of Sagarmatha National Park. Our adventure begins with our first-day hike to the village of Phakding. This 3/4 hour easy walk on the legendary trekking trail through the cultured Sherpa villages with its exceptional beauty and the view of stunning landscape, deep valley, and Dudh Koshi gorge is unique.


  • Thrilling flight in a twin-otter plane to a small Lukla airport at an elevation of 2840m
  • Beautiful walk through the series of stunning native settlement
  • The phenomenal sight of profound gorges, ancient farming terraces, and the scenic beauty at the backdrop is something special on the very first day.
  • Overnight stay at stunning Phakding, fabulous dinner and briefing by your leader along with a number of fascinating stories.
  • Altitude: 2,610 m/8,562 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 7 km

Today we will start early for Namche Bazaar, the capital and the Administrative Center of the Khumbu district. It’s more of a luxurious city in the middle of no way in the midst of remoteness and thin air. Despite long hours walk it’s far more than just trekking. Give time to adapt your body to thin air. It’s not a matter of proving your physical strength, it's more about taking pleasure with steady ascend.


  • Wake-up call as set by your leader
  • 3 hours gentle walk through a series of pleasant villages to the last settlement of Jorsale for lunch
  • Crossing of 5 high suspension bridges is daring.
  • The scenic beauty and deep gorges of soaring cliffs at the backdrop are phenomenal.
  • Being at Namche, the dream land is remarkable which is worth an effort.
  • Altitude: 3,450 m/11,318 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 9 km


  • 1 and ½ hours amazing walk for acclimatization.
  • Walk to Syangbuche, one of the enchanting places in the region with the world’s highest airstrip.
  • Visiting Everest View Lodge with incredible views and hot beverages.
  • The close view of the magnificent mountain, extensive green hills, the Tibetan Buddhist culture and the territory of the yaks is charismatic
  • The first view of the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest)
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we will leave the crowded Everest route and follow the amazing Bhote-Koshi valley to the exceptionally sensational village of Thame, the ancient salt trading route between Tibet and Nepal. A moderate 4 ½ hour walk will get us to the village of Thame which is said to be the home of inherent climbers from Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (the first Everest summiter) to Appa Sherpa (who holds the Guinness Book of World Records). This exquisite hidden valley is indeed very enchanting.


  • 5 hours of easy walk
  • Getting to Thame, the home village of Tenzin Norgay Sherpa.
  • Afternoon visit to ancient Thame Dechen Chokhorling Monastery.
  • Altitude: 3,820 m/12,532 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8.5 km

A gradual ascent following the Bhotekoshi River through the ancient salt trade route will eventually take you to a very small settlement of ‘Lumde’ The Base of Renjo La. Since you are getting more into an alpine area, slow ascent is recommended. This unfamiliar and very untouched hidden valley is charismatic and you will have a rest day to explore more of it.


  • Remarkable walk to the untouched valley of Lumde.
  • Being above the tree line and seeing very few people gives you the Thrill of being at altitude.
  • We can admire the traditional architecture while walking through the less-traveled villages.
  • Altitude: 4,368 m/14,338 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 10.5


Acclimatization hikes are a crucial part of high-altitude trekking. These hikes help adventurers adjust to the thinning air and reduced oxygen levels that come with increasing elevation. They serve as a valuable opportunity for the body to adapt gradually to the changing environment, reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses like acute mountain sickness.

Acclimatization hikes not only promote physical conditioning but also offer a chance to explore the stunning landscapes of high-altitude regions, making them an essential component of any successful high-altitude expedition.

  • Approximately 3 hours walk for acclimatization, getting yourself prepared for the next big day.
  • Amazing view of different mountains
  • Seeing the Yaks grazing around you in the wilderness is awesome.
  • Free afternoon
  • Evening brief from your Trek Leader.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will wake up pretty early this morning for a challenging 5-hour climb to the top of Renjo La “ A stunning pass from where one can see three 8000+ mountains including Mt. Everest and its neighboring peaks” Followed by 3 hours downhill to Gokyo. After the accomplishment, the view of sparkling sacred lakes along with the Great view of Cho-Oyu is more than enough to spend another day at miraculous Gokyo.


  • Wake up early for the most incredible Renjo La Pass.
  • The Thrill of being in the wilderness and at altitude can be experienced in the Hard 5 hours uphill and 3 hours of steep downhill with very few people around.
  • Spectacular view of mountains along with the Ngozumpa glacier (the longest glacier in the Himalayas).
  • The most stunning view of Gokyo Lake from the top of Renjo La.
  • Pack lunch ( Normally eaten at the top of Renjo La)
  • Being at Gokyo Lake is simply phenomenal 
  • Altitude: 5,360 m/17,585 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 8/10 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 9.5 km

Easy 3 hours walk through the Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas to Dragnak, the base of our second pass Cho La. Dragnak, a small settlement is very secluded but very lively.


  • It’s a thrilling experience to get across the Ngozumba glacier with the sounds of ice cracking, river flowing and rocks rolling in the glacier.
  • View of small glacial lakes around.
  • Good view of Mt Cho Oyu from the glacier.
  • Be cautious in the rock fall zone.
  • Free afternoon
  • Altitude: 4,700 m/15,419 feet)
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 3/4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 4 km

Another early wake up for a challenging 5-hour climb to the top of Cho La Pass, the exquisite glacial pass. Today you would walk into yet another very untouched alpine valley with the mysterious landscape setting. After the accomplishment we have 3 hours of technical descent through the rock face trail to Dzongla. Dzongla with an unbelievable view of Cholatse at the backdrop is sensational.


  • Early wake up for another incredible Cho La Pass.
  • Scrambling skills will be required for the glacier moraine to get over and below the pass.
  • Close-up mountain view all around.
  • The walk across the icy glacier is sensational.
  • Basic crampons are recommended for the pass.
  • Great view of Amadablam, Cholatse, and many more mountains on the way down.
  • Altitude: 5,420 m/17,782 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 8/9 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8 km

It’s time to get back into the bustling zone of the regular Everest base camp trail. An easy enchanting 3 hours walk with the most intriguing panoramic view is overwhelming.


  • Amazing view of Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Cholatse, and many others along the way.
  • Great view of Cholatse Lake.
  • Back into the main route to Everest base camp.
  • Your Sleeping elevation is higher than Mt. Blanc (the highest mountain in Europe)
  • Free afternoon.
  • Altitude: 4,910 m/16,108 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 3/4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 6.5 km

Leaving Lobuche this 3 hours walk to Gorak Shep is out of the ordinary through the rocky moraine undulating trail. Gorak Shep, the spectacular village is surrounded by Pumari (7,145 m), Lingtren (6,697 m), Nuptse (7,745 m), and of course Everest (8,848 m).


  • Spectacular view of the Khumbu ice fall with soaring mountain
  • Trek to the fascinating Everest base camp after lunch
  • View of the base camp and the blue ice pinnacles of the ice-fall is astonishing
  • Challenging but very rewarding walk to the fro from the base camp
  • Altitude: 5,360 m/17585 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 8/9 Hours in Total
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 12 km in Total

Now is the time for an epic climb to Kala Patthar, the point to value your dream and the sensational Himalayan vistas all around. The climb is challenging but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. After making historic success at Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar, we will descend down to Lobuche where our final pass awaits.


  • Phenomenal sunrise view
  • A very rewarding moment being at 5,545 m with an exceptional panoramic mountain view.
  • Overnight at Lobuche, preparation for our final mission
  • Altitude: 5,545 m/18,192 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 2.5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 4.5 Km

We will leave the crowded route again and go across the Khumbu glacier. 3 hours of the challenging climb will take us to our final and least traveled Kongma La pass where a spectacular view awaits. Another 3 hours of downhill to chhukkung ‘The last settlement before Island Peak (6189 m).


  • The ultimate day for our final pass.
  • Early wake up and going over the end point of Khumbu glacier is remarkable.
  • The view of Mt Makalu (8463 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Amadablam (6856 m), and Island Peak (6189 m) along with the lake is Breathtaking.
  • Pack Lunch
  • Great view of Mt Lhotse and Amadablam From your courtyard.
  • The excitement and experience of people going to and coming from Island Peak can be observed in Chhukkung.
  • Time to start celebrating.
  • Altitude: 5,535 m/18,159 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 8/9 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 10.5 km

With a great feeling of accomplishment, we will stroll our way down to the beautiful Sherpa settlement of Pangboche. Start breathing normally again since you are in a tree-line area. We further walk to the beautiful Tengboche monastery.


  • A moderate day
  • Back in the tree line
  • Getting back to normal away from the thin air after a long time is wonderful.
  • Effortless walk to Tyengbuche monastery, the most active monastery in the Everest region.
  • Visit the monastery and lighting the butter lamp is an incredible experience
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 13 km

We retrace our steps back to Namche getting ourselves back to the tree line area where you would realize your breathing getting back to normal. It’s pretty wonderful looking back on our effort to the incredible three passes from the Tengboche ridge. Visiting the Tyengbuche monastery and walking to Namche on a fresh route makes anyone cheerful about their accomplishment. We will further descend down to the village of Monjo.


  • Effortless walk to Tyengbuche monastery, the most active monastery in the Everest region.
  • Visit to the monastery and lighting the butter lamp is an incredible experience
  • Witness the untold history and the activities of Tyengbuche
  • Give yourself a break at Namche Bazaar either with drinks or buying souvenirs.
  • We descend down to the village of Monjo away from altitude. 
  • It is time for CELEBRATION
  • Altitude: 2,850m / 9,350 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 7/8 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 16 km

We retrace our trail back to Lukla.

  • Being it a last night fun activities follow with dancing, eating, drinking, and tipping.
  • Altitude: 2,840 m/9,317 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 9.5 km

From Lukla airport, the final destination can be either Kathmandu or Manthali Airport, depending on the peak or off-season. Nonetheless, we will have a Sensational flight back. 

Flying out of Lukla Airport is a divine experience that captures the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. As your small aircraft takes to the sky, you're immediately surrounded by a panoramic masterpiece of nature. Towering peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, seem to reach out and touch the heavens. 

The rugged landscapes, deep gorges, and remote villages pass beneath you like a living tapestry of Nepal's highlands. The thrill of the takeoff is matched only by the breathtaking scenery that unfolds before your eyes, leaving a permanent imprint of the Himalayan splendor on your soul. 

Flying out of Lukla is not just a departure; it's a final gift, a reminder of the unparalleled beauty that this region has to offer.

However, in the peak season time, all Lukla Flights are Diverted to Manthali Airport at Ramechhap District which is 132 km away from Kathmandu. If we fly to Manthali Airport transportation in a PRIVATE VEHICLE will be provided to transfer you to Kathmandu Hotel. 

This Drive from Manthali to Kathmandu will take 4/5 Hours approximately. 


  • Morning flight to Kathmandu or Manthali.
  • Scenic Drive to Kathmandu, if flights are diverted to Manthali Airport.
  • Explore the Capital City of Kathmandu as per your requirements.
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Mountain Flight

Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be provided. You are to be at the airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight and your Group leader will accompany you to the airport.

  • Accommodation: Fly Back Home
  • Meals: Breakfast

Everest 3 High Passes Trek Detail Itinerary:

Please keep in mind that the provided Everest 3 High Passes Trek Detail itinerary serves as a general guideline only. While we make every effort to follow this plan, trekking in the Himalayas can be influenced by varied factors like weather, trail conditions, and the health and acclimatization of the group. Our experienced guides prioritize your safety and will make necessary adjustments as needed. This might involve changes in the daily schedule or rest days for better acclimatization. Your trekking experience is our top priority, and we're committed to providing you with the best adventure while ensuring your well-being. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

Flight Delay/Cancellation in Kathmandu and Lukla:

The unpredictability of Flights flying to and from Lukla Airport, the gateway to Mount Everest, and the world’s most electrifying airport is pretty evident from its history of delays and cancellations. Diverse factors lead to the situation of cancellation including the weather, technical issues, poor visibility, etc. In such conditions, Nepal Pyramids will charter a helicopter to make certain that you don’t miss your trip or your international flight. But again under these circumstances, the possibility of flying a helicopter depends on the Nepal Civil Aviation flying rules.

Travelers are to pay the cost of the chartered helicopter which is payable through cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit cards (Visa and Master Cards only). Travelers will be provided with a receipt upon payment so that they may claim the amount from their travel insurance. The cost per person is governed by the number of people taking this facility.

However, it is always very wise to have an extra day in your hand in case of bad weather, delays, or flight cancellations. Though in such cases, we always come up with a possible alternative depending on the situation, however, an extra day always cushions for any such uncertainty that truly redeems you from all the international flight hassles.

What's Included
  • PERMITS: All essential permits required from the Government and local authorities to legally trek in the region are procured.
  • PICKUP AND DROPS: Roundtrip airport pickup and drop-off facilities for both domestic and international flights are included in the trek package.
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU: Two nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at a three-star twin-sharing hotel on a bed and breakfast-basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER: A traditional Nepali-style welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • SIGHTSEEING: A half-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's two most sacred UNESCO World Heritage sites with entrance fees paid.
  • TAXES: All applicable local and national government taxes are covered.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Roundtrip PRIVATE VEHICLE transportation between Kathmandu and the Manthali Airport for the flight to Lukla.
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Domestic flights TO and FROM LUKLA.
  • EQUIPMENT: Essential trekking gear such as sleeping bags, fleece liners, PrimaLoft jackets, rain ponchos, yak tracks, trekking poles, etc are provided.
  • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
  • DRINKING WATER: Properly filtered and boiled water for drinking is provided each morning and evening. Trekkers are advised to carry reusable water bottles/bladder bags that can hold at least 3 liters.
  • GLORIOUS FOOD: All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with hot beverages are provided throughout the trek duration.
  • TREK LEADER AND ASSISTANT GUIDE: An experienced trek leader holding legitimate licensing leads the group, along with assistant guides based on group size. Groups of 3 or more are typically assigned at least 1 assistant guide.
  • PORTERS: The porter to trekker ratio is 1:2 - meaning 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. However, for groups larger than 4 trekkers, an additional porter is provided specifically to assist with hot water supply during the trek.
  • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: Insurance coverage, wages, and allowances for all trek staff are included.
  • SAFETY CONCERNS: Emergency equipment including oxygen cylinders and a comprehensive medical kit is available at all times during the trek.
  • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Trekkers receive a duffel bag, t-shirt, multi-functional headwear, baseball hat, trekking map, and completion certificate to take home.
What's Excluded
  • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
  • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
  • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
  • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
  • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
  • SANCTIONS:  Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
  • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
  • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
  • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.


Packing List for Everest 3 High Passes Trek:

Packing for the Everest 3 High Passes Trek is essential to ensure your safety, comfort, and overall enjoyment during the journey. Keep in mind that the packing list may vary depending on the season and personal preferences, but here is a comprehensive list of items to consider:


  • Take Away Synthetic Duffel Bag (Water Proof) 
  • Down Sleeping Bag (-21 c)
  • Silk Liner
  • PrimaLoft fill Windproof Jackets
  • Rain Poncho
  • Yaktrax (Lightweight ice-traction device) - Where necessary. 
  • Trekking Poles 
  • 2 Toilet Rolls each
  • Complementary Tshirt,
  • Complementary Neck Gaiter (Buff), 
  • Complementary Baseball Hat and Map
  • Oxygen (in case of Emergency)
  • Comprehensive Medical Kit with medication and First Aid Supplies

Clothing and Footwear

What You Need to Bring:


  • Moisture-wicking base layers (long-sleeved tops and bottoms)
  • Insulating layers (fleece jacket, down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable pants
  • Trekking pants
  • T-shirts and lightweight shirts
  • Warm hat and sun hat

Head and Neck:

  • Balaclava or scarf for cold weather
  • Buff or neck gaiter for sun, wind, or cold
  • Fleece beanie or warm woolen Hat
  • Sun Hat or Baseball Cap.
  • Bandana

Hands and Lower Body

  • Lightweight gloves and warm gloves
  • Thermal underwear
  • Underwear and sports bras
  • Hiking socks and liner socks
  • Gaiters (optional for snow or rain)


  • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots
  • Camp shoes (e.g., sandals or sneakers)

Gear and Accessories


  • Backpack (30-40 liters for the day, larger for porters)
  • Rain Cover for Your Backpack
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Reusable Water Bottles (2+ Liters) like Nalgene 
  • Rehydration Bladder (Camel Bag or Platypus) 
  • Water purification tablets or a water filter
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Personal FIRST AID KIT
  • Duct Tape
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, etc.)
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen 50 + SPF
  • lip balm

Gadgets and Supplements


  • Compass
  • Emergency Whistle
  • Map (physical or digital)
  • Altimeter Watch or Device.
  • GPS device or smartphone with GPS capabilities
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Fully charged mobile phone (with offline maps and emergency numbers saved)
  • Tripods
  • Portable charger or power bank
  • Appropriate Sleeping bag (if you are bringing your own)


  • Water filters or purification tablets
  • Protein Bars or Trail Mix.
  • Multivitamins
  • Altitude sickness medication like Acetazolamide (if you are going high)
  • Vitamin C and Zinc Soluble Supplement Tablets.
  • Electrolyte supplements for hydration
  • Basic medical supplies (bandages, antiseptic, pain relievers)
  • Prescription medications
  • Fire starter (lighter, matches, fire starter kit)
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Biodegradable wipes

Optional Items

Other Essentials. 

  • Personal identification
  • Photo Copies of Passport
  • Passport-sized photos
  • Copies of your Insurance
  • Airline Tickets
  • Cash (in Nepalese Rupees and US Dollars)
  • Travel wallet or pouch
  • Electronics (camera, power bank, charging cables)
  • Journal and pen

Optional Items: 

  • Binoculars
  • Books or playing cards
  • Earplugs (useful in teahouse accommodations)
  • Ear Pods
  • Energy snacks and Rehydration drinks
  • Hiker Pocket Knife 
  • Whistle and multi-tool
  • Trash Bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Travel Pillow
  • Dry Bag.

It's advisable to pack light and prioritize essential items.  The Everest 3 High Passes Trek can be physically demanding and challenging due to high altitudes, so ensure that you are physically prepared and have the appropriate clothing and gear to stay safe and comfortable during the journey.

Essential Trip Information

IMPORTANT NOTE: Under many pressing circumstances there have been recent amendments in the Lukla flights policies and regulations due to which all flights to Lukla will be operating from Manthali Airport in Ramechhap District rather than from Kathmandu Airport which is 132 Km / 82 miles and a 4 hrs drive from Kathmandu.


Everest 3 High Passes Trek FAQs

  • Choosing Nepal Pyramids Trekking Company for your trekking and adventure needs in Nepal can be a great decision for several reasons. We are a locally owned and operated company with deep knowledge of the region. We have a team of experienced guides and staff who are well-versed in the culture, terrain, and trekking routes of Nepal.

    Safety is our top priority and we are known for our commitment to safety standards. We provide well-maintained equipment and have experienced guides who are trained in first aid and emergency procedures.

    Nepal Pyramids offer a range of trekking packages and we can tailor them to suit your preferences and fitness level. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a beginner, we can create an itinerary that suits your needs.

    Nepal Pyramids is committed to sustainable and responsible tourism. We strongly focus on minimizing the environmental impact of all our treks and supporting local communities.

    While providing quality services, we also offer competitive pricing, making trekking in Nepal more accessible to a wide range of travelers.

    Our reviews and testimonials from previous clients can give you insights into our reputation and the experiences of those who have trekked with them.

  • The Everest High Passes Trek is a strenuous + trekking route in the region of Everest. It involves crossing any high mountain passes in the region. This high passes trek would either lead you to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Valley or Both.

    This Trek may involve:

    • Going over 3 high passes Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Renjo La Pass (5,360m).
    • Or two passes Renjo La / Cho La or Cho La/ Renjo La OR Cho La/Kongma La or Kongma La/ Chola
    • Sometimes it may just include one high mountain Pass either Renjo La either Cho La or Kongma La
  • The length of the Trek depends on your choice of High Pass Trek if you are doing 3 High Passes, 2  High Passes, or just 1 High Pass. However, the duration of the Everest High Passes Trek can vary, but typically it takes around 16 to 21 days in total from your Arrival to Departure. This includes days in Kathmandu, Trekking, and acclimatization days.

  • The best time to do the Everest High Passes Trek is typically during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. 

    Spring (Pre-Monsoon) Season (March to May):

    • Spring is considered the best time for trekking to Everest due to the pleasant weather and clear skies.
    • The temperatures are moderate, and the rhododendron flowers are in bloom, adding vibrant colors to the landscape.
    • However, the trekking trails can be crowded due to the Everest Expedition season.
    • But Renjo and Gokyo Valley can be a little quieter, making it a great time to enjoy the serenity of the region.

    Autumn (Post-Monsoon) Season (September to November):

    • Autumn is another excellent time to trek to Everest, and it's the most popular trekking season in the region.
    • The weather is stable with clear skies, providing stunning views of the mountains.
    • The temperatures are comfortable, and the trails are less muddy than during the monsoon season.
    • It's a peak trekking season, so expect more trekkers on the trails and in teahouses.

    While spring and autumn are the most favorable times to trek in the Everest region, the region can be visited during other seasons as well. However, the monsoon season (June to August) and winter (December to February) are less ideal due to heavy rainfall, poor visibility, and extreme cold, respectively.

  • Yes, the Everest High Passes Trek is undeniably challenging. It's intended for experienced trekkers seeking a demanding adventure. The high altitudes, including passes like Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La, present a genuine risk of altitude sickness, necessitating meticulous acclimatization.

    Technical skills, such as using crampons and ropes, may be required in steep and icy sections. The trek traverses remote, rugged terrain with limited facilities, making it vital for trekkers to be self-reliant and prepared for the unexpected. Long hiking days and strenuous climbs add to the difficulty, but for those up to the challenge, the rewards include breathtaking views and a profound sense of accomplishment.

  • Yes, you will need permits to undertake the Everest High Passes Trek.

    The required permits include

    • The Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and
    • The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permit. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or through a registered trekking agency or in the Everest region itself.
  • Accommodation during the Everest High Passes Trek primarily consists of teahouses and basic lodges. In Few places, these accommodations are often rustic but provide essential amenities like a bed, blankets, and hot meals.

    However, in Everest Region Travelers have the luxury of cozy Teahouse Lodges with great amenities. While some teahouses offer private rooms with attached bathrooms. Facilities may be a little basic in a few places like the base camps of any passes.

    It's advisable to be prepared for basic comforts and varying levels of cleanliness, as the focus of our trek is more on the adventure and the stunning natural surroundings than luxurious lodging.

  • The risk of altitude sickness on the Everest High Passes Trek is notably high due to the extreme elevations involved. The trek crosses challenging passes, like Kongma La, Cho La, or Renjo La all exceeding 5,000 meters. Proper acclimatization is vital to mitigate this risk.

    Trekkers should allow time for their bodies to adjust to the altitude by ascending gradually and spending a couple of days in places over 3,500 m. It's essential to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headaches, nausea, and shortness of breath, and to descend to lower altitudes if these symptoms become severe.

    While the trek offers breathtaking views and adventurous experiences, trekkers should be cautious and informed about altitude-related risks and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.


  • The Everest High Passes Trek demands a high level of physical fitness due to its challenging terrain and high altitudes. Trekkers should be prepared for long and strenuous days of hiking. 

    You should have excellent cardiovascular endurance as you'll be walking for extended periods each day at high altitudes. Regular aerobic exercise like hiking, running, or cycling in the months leading up to the trek is highly recommended.

    Spending time at high elevations prior to the trek can help your body acclimatize more effectively. You should be mentally prepared for long days, variable weather conditions, and challenging terrain.

    While not mandatory, prior trekking experience, especially at high altitudes, can boost your confidence and preparedness. It's advisable to consult a healthcare professional before the trek, especially if you have any underlying health conditions.


  • While a guide is not strictly necessary for the Everest High Passes Trek, having one can greatly enhance the experience and safety of the journey.

    This challenging trek through the high-altitude terrain of the Everest region involves crossing multiple passes, navigating intricate trails, and dealing with unpredictable weather. A knowledgeable guide can provide valuable insights into the local culture, help with logistics, and, most importantly, ensure your safety by offering guidance in case of adverse conditions or emergencies.

    Whether you're an experienced trekker or a novice, having a guide can make the Everest High Passes Trek a more enjoyable and secure adventure.

  • There are no specific age restrictions for the Everest Three Passes Trek. However, due to the physical challenges and high altitudes involved, it is generally recommended for individuals above the age of 18 who are in good health and have prior trekking experience.

  • Some essential equipment and gear for the Everest Three Passes Trek include a good pair of trekking boots, warm clothing layers, a down jacket, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, a backpack, a hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, and a first aid kit. It is important to be well-prepared for varying weather conditions. However, Nepal Pyramids provides you with a Duffel Bag, Sleeping Bag, Warm Down Jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak Track (mini crampon), and Trekking poles. 

  • Yes, there are communication facilities available along the Everest trail, although they can be limited and may vary depending on the specific location and altitude. In most places including Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp, you have good coverage of both NTC (Nepal Tele-Communication) which is government-owned, and the NCELL which is private. This simply means you can use data where there is coverage to connect with your family and friends.

    However, not all places have these privileges so you need to rely on wireless Internet that is provided either by EVEREST LINK or AIRLINK. For this, you need to buy a recharge card with a passcode from any of these service providers and get connected. 

    For further details on using the internet recharge card, you need to ask the hotel reception from where you will be buying and they will give you all the necessary info on its usage and validity. 

  • Yes, you can charge your electronic devices such as cameras and phones at tea houses and lodges along the trail. However, electricity is limited in the higher-altitude regions, and charging facilities may be available for an ADDITIONAL FEE.

  • Yes, most tea houses and lodges along the Everest High Passes Trek offer a variety of vegetarian food options. You can expect to find meals like dal bhat (rice and lentils), vegetable curries, noodles, soups, and momos (dumplings). However, the options may be more limited at higher altitudes.

  • The Everest High Passes Trek is an extraordinary adventure that offers trekkers an opportunity to explore the iconic Everest region while crossing three high mountain passes. This challenging trek provides breathtaking panoramic views of some of the world's tallest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, among others.

    The journey takes you through picturesque Sherpa villages, ancient monasteries, and the vibrant culture of the Khumbu region. Along the way, you'll encounter the stunning Gokyo Lakes, the tranquil Chhukung Valley, and the bustling Namche Bazaar.

    The Everest High Passes Trek is a true test of endurance and a bucket-list experience for adventure seekers, combining the natural beauty of the Himalayas with the rich cultural heritage of the Sherpa people.

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