Everest Three High Passes Trek

Everest three high passes trek is one of the beautiful trekking routes in Nepal. This trek allows you to discover the best of Everest Region.

If you love to be around the high mountains during a trek, then this trek should be in your trekking list.

Highlights of Everest Three High Passes Trek:

The crossing of three beautiful high passes above 5000m- Renjo La Pass (5340m), Cho La Pass (5420m) and Kongma La Pass (5535m)

Visiting the famous Gokyo Lake

Possibilities of different side trips during the trek

– Hike up to Sumdur Peak (4960m) for acclimatization from Thame.

The side trip to Gokyo Ri (5360m) and the possibility to go the fifth lake of Gokyo & Cho Oyu Base Camp

– Hike up to the viewpoint of Kalapathar (5550m)

The side trip to Chhukung Ri for wonderful panoramic views over 8,000m massifs.

Gokyo Lake, Nepal

Everest Three High Passes Trek or Everest Base Camp trek?

If it is your first trek in Nepal and you have any never trekked before above 4000m, then it is recommended to do the Everest Base camp trek.

If you are physically fit, have already trekked in high altitude and are capable to walk 6-7 hours a day, I recommend you to do Everest three high passes trek rather than just a classic Everest Base Camp trek.

This trek will allow you to know about the main and beautiful trekking routes in the Everest region.

If you are looking to avoid the crowds of Everest Base Camp route, then Everest three high passes trek is the best option.

Permit for Everest Three High Passes Trek

You will need to pay for the following permit during this trek.

Everest National Park Fee– NRS 3000
Local trekking fee (you do not need to get TIMS Card)- NRS 2000

You can pay this permit fee directly during your trek. There is a control office just below Phakding for the local trekking fee and there is a military post in Monjo, where you will need to pay for Everest National Park Fee.

You can find more information about the trekking permit here: PERMIT INFO

Flights to Lukla:

The Nepal Civil Aviation has decided to operate the flights for Lukla from Ramechhap to reduce the air traffic. Ramechhap is around five hours drive from Kathmandu. The other alternative for the flight to Lukla is via helicopter.

How difficult is Everest high passes trek?

This is a bit difficult than Everest Base camp trek. But nothing to worry, if you have an earlier high altitude trekking experience and are physically fit, this trek can be attempted. The trails aren’t rough. You might need to use crampons during the descent from Cho La Pass.

During this trek, you will cross three passes above 5000m (Renjo La, Cho La and Khongma La Pass) and will be walking around 6-7 hours on average.


It is obvious that you might have doubts about altitude for Everest three high passes trek. Our program and with possibilities of different side trips allow you to perfectly acclimatise before crossing the passes over 5000m.

In Namche Bazaar, we will visit the Khumjung village in the afternoon for the acclimatisation.

– Similarly, we have chosen to stay one more day in Thame instead of Namche, because there are many possibilities of doing a perfect side trip around Thame and of course, its a beautiful small village. Sumdur Peak or hike around Thame will help you a lot to acclimatise.

– We do have a couple of days in the program, where we will walk for 3-4 hours. This allows your body to rest and slowly acclimatise to the altitude.

– Our side trip to Gokyo Ri (5360m) or Cho Oyu Base Camp (5200m) will be a great advantage during our Everest three high passes trek.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival kathmandu

You will be met on arrival at Kathmandu airport and driven back to the hotel.

Overnight at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2
Fly to Lukla (2,850m), trek to Monjo(2835m)
Day 3
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m)
Day 4
Trek to Thame (3820m)
Day 5
Rest day at Thame
Day 6
Trek to Lumden(4450m)
Day 7
Trek to Gokyo (4750m) via Renjo-la Pass (5340m)
Day 8
Trek to Gokyo Ri (5330m) & Back to Dragnag (4700m)
Day 9
Trek to Dzongla (4200m) Via Cho-la Pass (5300 m.)
Day 10
Trek to Lobuche (4940m)
Day 11
Trek Lobuche-Gorakshep (5164m)-Kalapathar (5550m), back to Lobuche
Day 12
Trek to Chhukung (4730m) via Khongma-la Pass (5535m)
Trek to Chhukung Ri (5400m), descend to Pangboche (3930m)
Day 14
Trek Pangboche- Namche Bazaar-Monjo
Day 15
Trek Monjo-Lukla
Day 16
Flight Kathmandu & leisure day
Day 17
Day 18

Essential Info

Price Includes
All ground transportation and domestic flights mentioned in the program
All Govt. Permits and taxes
English speaking guide and porters
Lodge and all meals during the trek ( B.L.D )
Twin Sharing / 3 Star Category Hotel (B.B Plan)
Insurance for Nepalese Guide & Porters
Welcome & Farewell Dinner
Price Excludes
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
Personal Trekking Gears, Equipment
Personal Insurance
Personal Expenses and Tips
All Alcoholic / Non Alcoholic Beverages
Emergency Rescue Evacuation
Entry fees in the monasteries during the trek and monuments in Kathmandu


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Suitability: a good choice for regular hill walkers, high level of fitness required.
  1. Walking times: Average 6 to 7 hours walking per day f
  2. Altitude: up to 5,500m.
  3. Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky sections. There may be significant amount of ascent and descent.
  4. Remoteness: often in more remote areas and normally a longer distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.
Max. altitude:
Kalapathar (5545m)
Group size:
HOTEL, Lodge

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