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Everest Three High Passes Trek

  • 18 Days

Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Transportation + Airplane
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Guest House in the trek
  • Max. Altitude: 5550 m.
  • Group size: 1-15 people
  • Walking hours: 6-7hrs

Everest Three High Passes Trek is a famous and challenging trek in the Everest Region, which has some of the highest passes in the world.  The Everest Three High Passes trek covers all of the Everest region, including the popular trekking routes to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo-Ri. Each of the passes towers above 5000m, with Renjo-La at 5360m, Cho-La at 5420m, and Kongma-La at 5535m. The Three High Passes Trek requires time, strength, and proficiency but with the support of our Himalayan Joy Adventure team, you will be able to fully enjoy the adventure. Throughout the Three High Passes Trek, you will have incredible panoramic views of four of the world's eight highest mountains, Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), and Cho Oyu (8201m).

Everest Three High Passes Trek begins from Lukla (2800m) after an exciting 35minute flight from Kathmandu. Once you arrive in Lukla, you will begin on the well-maintained trail leading through Sherpa Villages with colourful mani walls, prayers wheels, stupas, and prayer flags to Phakding. The trail follows the Dudhkoshi River past small villages and crossing many steel suspension bridges to the infamous Namche Bazaar (3440m). Namche is a bustling trekker’s hub with lots of cafes and shops to wander and explore, and it is important for every ascending Trekkers to spend two nights for acclimatisation. After acclimatising to the altitude, you will continue your trek through forests of pine, juniper and rhododendron to Lumden. From Lumden, you will begin the strenuous adventure through the beautiful meadows and steep ascents to Remo-La (5316m).  Remo-La has one of the best views in Nepal and descends to the exquisite valley of Gokyo (4700m). From here, one can ascend up to Gokyo-Ri (5300m) for magnificent views of Everest, Makalu Cho Oyu, Ngojumpa Glacier, Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo valley. You will then cross the largest glacier of Nepal, Ngojumpa to Cho-la pass (5420m), the second pass of this trek. Ascending to the Cho-La pass may physical demanding and require crampon for ice. Here, the Three High Passes trail joins with Everest Base Camp Trek trail and leads to Kala Patthar (5550m) for an incredible view of Mount Everest (8848m) and Everest Base Camp (5364m), where you can see the fascinating Khumbu ice falls.

From Kala Patthar, you will make your way to Kongma-La pass (5535m), which is the highest among the three passes. The top of Kongma-la offers an excellent view of mountains and valley. The trail then begins a descent to Chhukung (4730m), Tengboche, Dingboche, and Pangboche along the Imja Khola. Tengboche has the biggest monastery of in this region. The trail continues to descend via Namche Bazaar along the Dudhkoshi River to Lukla, which ends your challenging yet rewarding adventure on Three High Passes Trek.

Everest Three High Passes Trek can be accomplished from clockwise or counterclockwise. At Himalayan Joy Adventure, we are committed to planning itineraries which fit our traveller's needs and make their Himalayan dreams a reality. Please contact our office to begin planning your Three High Passes Trek with one of our skilled and knowledgeable guides.

What You Can Expect

  • Sightseeing in world's heritage sites and historical places in Kathmandu
  • Scenic flight
  • Thrilling high passes
  • Awesome view of Mt. Everest


Outline Itinerary


Early in the morning, you will take an exciting 35-minute flight to Lukla (2800m), landing at the Tenzing-Hilary Airport. Lukla is the gateway to the Everest Region. From Lukla, you will begin trekking to Phakding (2620m), passing colourful mani walls, prayer wheels, and stupas on the way. Overnight in Phakding

Trip Map

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops by private tourist vehicle.
  • 3 nights hotel (3 star category) in Kathmandu on B/B plan.
  • Flight to and from Lukla (15 kg baggage per person)
  • Accommodation and meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in the whole trekking.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two people)
  • Insurance for the staffs
  • Local transportation
  • Himalayan Joy Adventure T-shirt and Duffel bag
  • National park and TIMS permits.

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance which should covers emergency rescue and evacuation (most required)
  • International flight fare
  • Entrance fees while you are in sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.
  • Nepal entry visa, which can be obtained easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.
  • Drinks such as mineral water, cola, sprite, fanta and beer etc.
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipments.
  • Tips for trekking / tour staffs and driver.
  • If incase flight delayed or canceled, the extra expenses such as hotel and food. (If regular flight is canceled, can fly by helicopter to assure your destination. The extra cost will be covered by your insurance) 

Trip Note

ECO-FRIENDLY: Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can take a long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimises the fuel used and to make a campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveller so, just leaving a footprint on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradable which you had.Himalayan Joy Adventures is committed to helping to improve, protect and preserve the natural and cultural beauty of the Himalayan mountain range and Nepal. Join us.

FLIGHT DELAY IN LUKLA: Sometimes the flight may be cancelled due to the unpredictable weather in Luka so Himalayan Joy Adventure has created an itinerary for this trek with one day free/extra day at the end of the trek. In case your flight has been cancelled more than two days, we will charter a helicopter to and from Luka to ensure your flight on scheduled towards homeland or further destination. This extra service cost will be minimum $500 to maximum $4000 USD dollars which you can claim from your insurance.


Lukla                   - Government Health Post and Hospital (Pasang Lhamu Nicole Niquille Hospital)

Namche               - Dental Clinic and Health post

Khunde                - Hospital (Hillary Trust)

Pheriche              - HRA Aid – Post Doctor

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