Everest Three Passes Trek

Duration: 22 Days    Based on 2 Reviews
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate + challenging
  • Trip Style: Hiking & Trekking
  • Transport: Flight & Car
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Max Elevation: 5,545m/18,513ft
  • Best Season: Spring (February - May) and Autumn (September - December)


  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Rich Sherpa culture and tradition.
  • Adventurous and challenging trail.
  • Oldest and largest sherpa villages such as Khumjung, Thame, Namche Tangboche, Dingboche, Pheriche, Lukla.
  • Sensational views from Everest Base Camp.
  • Stunning sunrise from Kala Patthar viewpoint and Gokyo Ri
  • Beautiful Gokyo Lakes.
  • 360-degree view of the surrounding from Gokyo Ri., Chola La and Renjo La
  • Crossing three difficult high passes; Kongma La, Cho La & Renjo La.
  • Panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Island Peak, Mt. Pumori, and numerous other mountains.
  • Enchanting ancient monasteries including Tengboche Monastery which hosts the famous Mani Rimdu festival.

Everest Three Passes Trek is one of the most strenuous treks of the Khumbu region as you will be crossing three challenging high passes. Everest High Passes Trek is also one of the most popular treks of this region. This trek is perfect for trekkers or mountaineers who love to have thrilling adventures and want to cover almost all the Khumbu region in one trekking expedition. Everest High Passes Trek is also known as the Everest Circuit Trek and incorporates Lower Khumbu, Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass, Kongma La Pass and Everest Base Camp. Many travelers visit this region every year to go on this trip to see stunning views of snow-covered Himalayan mountains and spectacular scenery.

The Everest Three Passes Trekking is not only about its beauty, but you will also have an opportunity to experience and observe the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the legendary Sherpas. You will spend quality time in Namche Bazar (3,440 m) and Khumjung Village (3,790 m) interacting with the local people, tasting the local food, visiting cafes, restaurants and bookstores and observing the lifestyle and culture of the locals. You will also visit Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery of this region. During your Everest Three Passes Trek, you will see panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), and numerous other mountains.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Welcome to Kathmandu (1360m/4462ft)
  • Day 02Explore Kathmandu (1360m/4462ft) - 4/5 hours day tour
  • Day 03Fly to Lukla (2840m/9320ft) and trek to Phakding (2652m/8700ft) -3/4 hours
  • Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft) - 5/6 hours
  • Day 05Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar (3440m /11286ft) - 34/5 hours hike
  • Day 06Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12664ft) -4/5 hours
  • Day 07Tengboche to Dingboche (4420m/14501ft) -4/5 hours
  • Day 08Dingboche: Acclimatization (4420m/14501ft) -4/5 hours day trip
  • Day 09Dingboche to Chukhung (4730m/15518ft) -3/4 hours
  • Day 10Chukhung rest day (4730m/15518ft)
  • Day 11Chukhung to Lobuche (4910m/ 16108ft)via Kongma La (5535m/18159ft) - 8/9 hours
  • Day 12Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m/16961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) -7/8 hours
  • Day 13Gorak Shep to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft) via Kala Patthar (5545m/18992ft) -7/8 hours
  • Day 14Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15840ft) -4/5 hours
  • Day 15Trek to Gokyo (4790m/15715ft) via Cho La pass (5420m/17782ft) -8/9 hours
  • Day 16Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5360m/17585ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes -5/6 hours
  • Day 17Gokyo to Lungde (4380m/14370ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17580ft) -8/9 hours
  • Day 18Lungde to Thame (3800m/12470ft) -3/4 hours
  • Day 19Thame to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft) - 4/5 hours
  • Day 20Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2652m/8700ft) -4/5 hours
  • Day 21Phakding to Lukla (2860m/9320ft) -3/4 hours
  • Day 22Depart Kathmandu (1360m/4462ft) -35 minutes flight

Useful Information

Everest Three Passes Trek route:

Everest Three Passes Trek begins with a dramatic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, you will ascend to Namche Bazaar via Phakding. You will rest for a day in Namche Bazaar and explore the local area. Then, you will head towards Lobuche via Tengboche, Dingboche, and Chukung. Also, before reaching Lobuche, you will cross Kongma La Pass. The next day, you will wake up early in the morning and trek towards Everest Base Camp.

After spending some time at the EBC, you will return to Gorak Shep for a night stay. You will then hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint from where a 360-degree of Everest as well as the surrounding mountains can be seen. Later, on the same day, you will ascend to Dzongla. Crossing another pass, Cho La Pass, you will reach Gokyo Lakes. You will spend an acclimatization day at Gokyo Lakes and hike to Gokyo Ri for spectacular views of the surrounding area. From here, you will cross one more pass, Renjo La Pass, and trek down to Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu.

Everest Three Passes Trek difficulty:

Everest Three Passes Trek is a strenuous trek and crosses the three most challenging passes in this region. In addition, you will trek on several steep rugged, and glacial paths. Therefore, to go on this trek, you must be physically and mentally strong with past trekking experience.

Best time to go on Everest Three Passes Trek:

February-May and September-November is the best time of the year to go on the Everest Three Passes Trek as the weather will be more stable and dry and the air is clear, so will see the best views during this time of the year. Snowland Adventure is the team of enthusiastic workers and our the safety and comfort of our guests is our team's highest priority. We will make sure, with us, this trip will become a lifelong memory. For any other information regarding the Everest Three Passes Trek cost or itinerary, please feel free to contact us anytime.


Due to global warming, the weather in the mountain and hilly region is more unpredictable. Because of this, we are facing some problems with bad weather, heavy rainfall, landslides, blocked highways, and flight delays and even cancellations for a day. Sometimes because of the road traffic, we are unable to arrive on time. It may happen at any time of year because we cannot predict the weather conditions and other situations. Therefore, if possible, we would like to suggest adding an extra supplement day before your international flight. If everything goes well, you will have a beautiful day to visit any interesting place in the historical city of Kathmandu.