Everest three High Pass Trekking


Everest Three High Pass Trek

The Everest Three High Pass Trek stands as a pinnacle among treks in the Everest region, catering to thrill-seekers craving a challenging expedition in Nepal. Spanning nearly three weeks, this trek navigates through three major high passes, unveiling the awe-inspiring natural and cultural treasures of the Everest region.

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the Everest region, where every step unveils breathtaking vistas and cultural marvels. Traverse multiple vantage points offering panoramic views of Everest’s majestic peaks, creating unforgettable memories amidst the alpine air and stunning landscapes.

Beyond conquering the three major passes, the trek encompasses iconic landmarks like Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. Delight in exploring the serene monastery village of Thame, the pristine Gokyo Lake, the unspoiled Nangpa La Valley, and traditional Sherpa villages, adding depth and richness to your trekking experience.

While trekkers have long explored the Everest region, our meticulously crafted itinerary ensures you uncover the most challenging yet spectacular trails. Special permits are required to navigate these high-altitude passes, ensuring a safe and unforgettable journey through the rugged terrain.

Beginning the Journey

Your adventure kicks off on the third day with a thrilling 45-minute flight to Lukla, known for its status as one of the world’s most dangerous airports. From Lukla, the true essence of the Everest region unfolds as you journey through ancient villages like Phakding and Tengboche, home to the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region.

Embarking on the Everest Three High Pass Trek in October enhances your experience, coinciding with the grand ‘Manirimdu’ festival. Spring and fall offer the best trekking conditions, ensuring a memorable and fulfilling journey through the heart of the Everest region.

Everest Three high pass trek Highlights:

  • Enjoy breathtaking views from several vantage points.
  • Traverse through three major passes Cho- La (5,320 m), Kangma La (5,500 m) and Renjo–La (5,400 m).
  • Learn important trekking and safety techniques.
  • Get an up-close view of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar.
  • Experience adventure and serenity.

While landing at Tribhuvan Airport, you will see high mountains surrounding the Kathmandu valley that will give you a tentative idea of what is on the store. Meet our representative outside the terminal. They will help you complete the checkout procedures and drive you to your hotel. Fresh up and head to our office to meet your guide.

We will take the opportunity to a briefing about trekking procedures and safety. If we cannot hold the meeting on the day of arrival, we will arrange it for the next day. If you arrive before dusk, roam around the ancient city to get a glimpse of Kathmandu;s life. Explore Thamel, colorful market with multiple average and high-end restaurants. Have Nepali dinner before calling it a night.

Today we will explore some significant cultural and historical places listed in UNESCO Heritage sites. We will wake up early in the morning, have the delicious breakfast then hop into the jeep waiting outside our hotel. We will start our sightseeing by exploring the prominent historical site in Kathmandu,

Kathmandu Durbar Square,

Kathmandu Durbar Square: In the heart of the capital city lies an ancient treasure; a timeless Kathmandu Durbar Square. The palace built in the 10th century has been renovated multiple times. Abode of Malla and Shah Kings, it houses multiple ancient structures including temples, choks, statues, and courtyards. These structures's exterior design and atheistic appeal will leave you stunned. Every structure in this area reflects the ancient Newari architecture, culture, and art. The courtyard of the palace is filled with local vendors selling beautiful souvenirs. While strolling around the palace, you may purchase some handicrafts


A monastery on the top of the hill keeps the eye on the Kathmandu valley. From the top of the structure, we can have an eagle view of this small city. Built-in the beginning of the fifth century, it is believed to be Nepal's oldest religious site. The complex comprises a stupa, multiple shrines, temples, library, Tibetan monastery, and museum. We can enter the temple from two entrances. If we choose the east entrance, we have to climb over 300 staircases. Entering the stupa from the south-west entrance is a much easier option as we don't have to walk a lot to reach the main platform of the temple. Offer the prayers before heading back.


Pashupatinath is an ancient religious architecture set on the bank of the holy river, Bagmati. The sacred Hindu temple was reconstructed in the fifth century after termite damaged the original structure. Eventually, multiple other temples were constructed shaping a complex into the way it is today. Though the complex welcomes hundreds of devotees every day, the place is replete with millions of fanatics during the festivals like Bala Chaturdashi, Shivaratri, and Teej. 184 Sivalinga shrine, Hanuman shrine, Budanilkantha shrine, Kirtimukha Bhairava shrine, Surya Narayana Temple, Unmatta Bhairava Temple, and Vasuki Nath Temple are some of the major shrines inside the complex. There are several shrines on the outer complex as well.


A small complex on the outskirts of the city, Bouddhanath carries a huge significance among the Buddhist devotees. The beautiful stupa is surrounded by multiple handicraft shops, restaurants, and cafes. It was listed on UNESCO Heritage Sites in 1979. The beautiful stupa is decorated with prayer flags and marigold flowers. After strolling for a while, we may stop to have lunch before heading back to the hotel.

After a night in a luxurious hotel, it's time to kick start the most adventurous journey of our life. We will have breakfast and check out from the hotel early in the morning. It will take around half an hour to reach the airport. The 45 minutes of flight to Lukla will leave you thrilled. Flying in-between the gigantic mountains and above the deep gorges makes for a lifetime experience.

Checkout from the airport and meet our staff. We will start an easy day on day one of the treks. After spending some quality time in Lukla, we will begin our journey to Phakding. Start the trek by descending to the forest then march alongside the Dudh Koshi River. Walk past few villages to reach Phakding. We will have lunch then take a rest.

Start the day with a luscious breakfast, and then get ready to walk past stunning pine wood. March alongside the Dudh Koshi River and cross few suspension bridges connecting several Sherpa villages including Monjo where we will have to stop to get an entrance ticket to Sagarmatha National Park.

After passing the Jhorsale, our lunch spot, we won't find any settlement until Namche Bazaar. The trail from Jhorsale to Namche is the most challenging section of today;s trek highlight is the first glimpse of Mt. Thamserku from Benker village.

A small town at an altitude of 2,860 m, Namche Bazaar houses home theaters, cafes, restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, pharmacies, and cybercafes. Today we will hike to Everest view hotel from where we can get a 360-degree view of gigantic mountains, stroll around Namche Bazaar and visit Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery. A free day in Namche allows us to learn about mountain culture, talk with local people and enjoy a relaxing day.

Get ready for a deeper cultural experience and jaw-dropping views. Early morning breakfast is followed by a brief ascend on the wide path. Soon we will be treated with a panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Everest, and other peaks. Walk past several stupas, shrines, mani walls and religious places decorated with colorful prayer flags until we reach Sanasa. We will take a tea break in Sanasa. Sip the tea while enjoying the view of several peaks including Ama Dablam and Tengboche monastery at a distance. From here, the trail passes through rhododendron and pine forest then crosses the Dudh Khosi. A steep climb for an hour or two will take us to Tengboche. The ancient monastery with sparkling mountains on the backdrop looks breathtakingly beautiful.

A descend of half an hour will take us to a colorful forest housing conifers, birch and rhododendron trees. From the end of the forest, we will have a decent view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Mt. Everest. Walk downhill to Debuche then cross Imja River to reach Pangboche where we will explore the Pangboche monastery. Follow the trail leading to Imja Valley. Cross Lobuche River and a final climb take us to Dingboche.

Dingboche is a small settlement adorned with prayer flags and chortens. Today, we will explore the Chhukung valley. We will climb Nagarjun Hill for vistas of sky-piercing mountains. Head back to Dingboche and take a rest.

Follow the trail heading to Imja Khola Valley. After walking for around two hours, we will be walking on moraines amid high Himalayans. It is a challengingyet fun section of this trek. Upon reaching Bibre, we will be rewarded with a picturesque view of Amphu Labsa and Ama Dablam mountains. Walk past theicy streams and follow the trail for around thirty minutes to reach Chhukung.

A lunch break in Chukkung will re-energize us for the more complicated climb; hike to Chhukung Ri. After exploring the pass and enjoying the view of mountains, we will head back to Chhukung for an overnight stay.

Kongma La Pass, the highest part of the trek requires lots of strength and time to conquer, so we will start todays trek early in the morning. Two trails lead us to the pass. We may either walk over Nuptse Glacier moraines or take the trail above Niyang Khola. Colorful prayer flags and cairns will welcome us on the top. Delve into the beautiful scenery before descending from the pass. We will climb the moraine then walk past Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche.

The 11th day of the trek is a big day because today we will be tackling the foothill of the highest mountains in the world, Mt. Everest. Start the trek on the trail alongside the Khumbu Glacier. A short climb to Thangma rewards us with a panoramic view of Himalayan. A trail to Changri Glacier is steep but offers amazing vistas. Upon reaching Gorak Shep, we will have lunch, keep our backpack there and head to EBC.

The trail to EBC passes through steams, moraines, and rocky dunes. From EBC, we will be able to take in views ofPumori, Khumbuste and Nuptse mountains. We will head back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

Today, we will be heading to Kala Patthar to witness the most beautiful sunrise above the worlds highest peak, Mt. Everest. Thus, we will embark on our trek before dawn. After delving into the mesmerizing beauty and snapping pictures, we will descend until we reach Lobuche. Overnight stay at a hotel in Lobuche.

We will follow the downhill trail alongside Khumbu Glacier until a junction then take right from there. The trail offers beautiful scenery. Walk past tombstones and stupas then begin to climb. The vistas of Chola Tsho Lake make the strenuous climb enjoyable. A short walk from here takes us to another lake. Walk on the comparatively easy trail, then cross Chola Khola to reach Dzongla.

As we tread up, Cho La Lake comes into sight. We will continue our journey while enjoying the beautiful view of Mt. Cholatse and Ama Dablam. The steep hill covered in boulders makes ascend challenging. Walk over the trail on the side of the crevasse to reach Cho La Pass. After enjoying the view for a while, we will descend to Thangnak then walk on the edge of Ngozumpa glacier. Upon reaching the Gokyo, we will enjoy the view of the tranquil lakes.

Start the day with a delicious breakfast then stroll around the valley. Explore the beautiful lakes and snap pictures. We will then climb the Gokyo Ri to get an up close look of sparkling mountains. Head back to Gokyo for an overnight stay.

We will follow the trail carved alongside Dudh Pokhari then walk around two hours before descending on the downhill trail leading to Renjo La Pass. After enjoying the view from the top, descend on the stone staircase. Walk past Angladumba Tsho Lake, Renjo Lake, Relama Tsho then cross the narrow valleywith gigantic boulders to reach Lumde. From Lumde, it will take us around one hour to reach Marlung.

Cross the suspension bridge and descend until we reach Taranga. A gradual descend on the scenic trail for around two hours will take us to Thame. Explore an ancient gompa in Thame before marching to Namche Bazar.

Start the trek with a gradual descend to Jhorsale. Walk past few suspension bridges and follow the trail carved through the Sherpa villages. Stop in Phakding for lunch. From here, walk on the bank of the Dudh Koshi River and cross a lush forest to reach Lukla.

Take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Check into the hotel, freshen up and take the much-needed rest.

Today is the day we will say our goodbyes. We will drive you to Tribhuvan airport for your final departure. Hope to see you again.

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