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Everest Three Passes Trek

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  • Duration 20 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Everest Region
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5545m
  • Trip Type Tea House Trek
  • Transport By Private Vehicle, By Air
  • Accommodation Tea House


  • Free Cancellation
  • No Credit Card Fees on Booking Amount
  • Instant and Secured Online Booking System
  • Full Packages Trip with 3 Times Meal Plan at Best Guaranteed Price
  • You will lose at least 8-12 lbs
  • Trekkers who have enough courage to challenge the great Himalayas prefer Everest Three Passes Trek
  • The panoramic view of the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest, from Renjo La Pass gives you an ecstatic feeling
  • The view of Gokyo Valley is hard to express in words which leaves a deep impression of silence in you
  • You see more than 10 mountains including the world’s highest, Mt. Everest from here

Everest Three Passes Trek is a challenging trek in Everest region of Nepal that involves crossing three high mountain passes: Cho La Pass (5,420 meters/17,782 feet), Renjo La Pass (5,340 meters/17,520 feet), and Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters/18,159 feet).

Three passes trek offers stunning views of mountains, including Mount Everest (8,848 meters/29,029 feet), and passes through remote villages, forests, and high-altitude valleys. It is a popular alternative to the more crowded Everest Base Camp Trek and is suitable for experienced trekkers with a good level of physical fitness.

The view of panoramic of the popular Himalayas and exotic Gokyo Valley truly mesmerizes you throughout the year but for a certain period. Everest Three Passes Trek gives more beautiful and heavenly sights. Its beauty with some thrills will make a specific place in your life that you will never be able to pretermit.

Major Attraction of Everest Three Passes Trek

The major attraction of the Everest Three Passes Trek is the panoramic view of some of the highest peaks in the world. From here you reach exotic Gokyo valley with a lake that paves the way to Cho La Pass. Chola is located in Khumbu Valley at an elevation of 5,420 meters. While on the way to Cho La, one crosses the Ngozumpa glacier. The trail meets the classic Everest Base Camp route in the east.

Renjo La Pass (5,340 meters/17,520 feet)

Renjo La Pass (5,340 meters/17,520 feet) is considered one of most scenic and tranquil sections on the Everest Three Passes Trek in Nepal. The pass is located in the Khumbu region and provides a connecting route between the villages of Thame and Gokyo.

Trail takes trekkers through beautiful alpine meadows, forests, and small traditional villages, providing a glimpse into the local culture and way of life.
At the top of the pass, trekkers are rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding peaks, including Mount Everest and the other giants of the Himalayas. The trail then descends into the valley on the other side, providing an opportunity to explore Khumbu region, giving the interactions with the Sherpa cultures.

Cho la pass (5,420 meters/17,782 feet)

Cho La Pass (5,420 meters/17,782 feet) is one of the three high mountain passes on the Everest Three Passes Trek in Nepal. The pass is located in the Khumbu region and provides a connecting route between the Gokyo Valley and the Everest Base Camp.

Cho la pass offers stunning views of surrounding peaks, including the mighty Mount Everest, and provides a challenging yet rewarding experience for trekkers. The route to the top of the pass involves steep climbing and crossing a glacier, making it a physically demanding but exhilarating journey.

At the top of Cho la pass, trekkers are rewarded with a sense of achievement and a panoramic view of Himalayas. From there, hiking trail descends into valley on the other side, providing an opportunity to explore more of the region and its unique culture and traditions.

Kongma la Pass (5,535 meters/18,159 feet)

Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters/18,159 feet) is considered one of the most challenging and strenuous sections three high mountain passes on the Everest Three Passes Trek in Nepal. The pass is located in the Khumbu region, near the town of Namche Bazaar, and provides a connecting route between the Chhukhung Valley and the Gorak Shep area.

Khong La Pass trails involves steep ascents and descents, crossing glaciers, and navigating rocky terrain. Despite the challenges, the pass offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including the mighty Mount Everest.

At the top of Kong La pass, trekkers are rewarded with a sense of achievement and a panoramic view of the Himalayas. 

What to consider before embarking on  Everest Three Passes Trek

Before embarking on Everest Three Passes Trek, there are several important things to consider to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience:

  • Physical Fitness: The trek is challenging and requires a good level of physical fitness. It's important to be in good health and have the ability to hike for several hours a day, at high altitudes.

  • Altitude Sickness: The trek takes you to high altitudes, and altitude sickness can be a serious issue. It's important to acclimatize properly and be aware of the symptoms.
  • Weather and Season: The best time to trek the Three Passes is from late September to early December and from late March to early June. It's important to be aware of the weather conditions and potential risks associated with the monsoon season.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is essential when trekking in Himalayas. Make sure to get comprehensive coverage that includes emergency evacuation, medical expenses, and personal liability.
  • Permits and Entry Fees: The trek requires several permits and entry fees, including the TIMS card and Sagarmatha National Park Permit. Make sure to obtain these in advance and carry them with you at all times.
  • Equipment and Gear: Good quality equipment and gear are essential for a safe and comfortable trek. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing, footwear, and camping gear.

Difficulties of Everest Three Passes Trek

It is a physically challenging task to ascend Chola requiring crampons for the slippery path. Kongma La pass is at an altitude of 5,535 m (18,160 ft) located between Chukhung and Lobuche villages. While returning from base camp trekkers can attempt Kongma La. Among three passes (Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La) Kongma La is the highest pass. Renjo La pass is located in Khumbu Valley at an altitude of 5,360 m (17,585 ft). Renjo La is in the eastern front of Lungden leaving Gokyo to the west. The path to it is very difficult and passing it during winter is very hard to deal with.

Best Season for Everest Three Passes Trek

The best time duration for the Everest three passes trek is Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November) when the climate is warm and sunny.

Food During Everest Three Passes Trek

Regarding the food, all kinds of meals will be provided to you on time during the trek. The major and somehow best foods provided are toast or chapati, eggs, potatoes, porridge, fried Mars Bars, and tea or coffee for breakfast; and rice, lentil soup, curried potatoes with vegetables, greens, and papad for lunch. Light foods will be provided for dinner which will help maintain the balance of food and will not affect the health condition. Western meals like a burger, pizza, oily foods, tobacco, and alcohol should be avoided as far as possible.

Permits and Regulations of Everest Three Passes Trek

For Everest Three Pass Trek, you will need a TIMS permit and a Sagarmatha National Park permit. If you are going via trekking companies, those permits will be arranged by those companies. But if you are planning to go on your own, you will need to take your TIMS permit from Kathmandu, and a Sagarmatha National park permits from Monjo. Monjo is a village checkpoint that you will pass on the first day of your trek.

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    Once you arrive in Kathmandu, our staff will pick you up from the airport and take you to the assigned hotel. The pre-briefing is scheduled for the evening; until then, you are free to explore the area or rest.

      Early in the morning, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport. You will catch the approximately 25- to 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After a picturesque flight, we landed safely in Lukla, where we met with the rest of our porters before going to the Phakding, which lies above Chaurikharka Village and descending to the Ghat (2,530m) through Chheplung Village. Along the road that follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River, the sacred Buddhist Mantra on a boulder depicts the Nigmapa Buddhist sect, which is affiliated with the Sherpas can be seen. From Lukla, the climb to Phakding will take us two to three hours (2,640m). You may walk around the village and explore it for the rest of the day. Stay overnight at Phakding.

        After leaving the tea house, we crossed the first bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. The route then follows the left bank of the river till it passes a stunning waterfall before heading into Tok Tok and then Benkar. From here, you can see Mount Thamserku Peak, which is 6,608 meters high. We continue up the path until we reach the riverbank at Chhamuwa Village, where locals are working in the fields nearby.

        The route next ascends to Monjo Village (2,835 m), and from there it is a short distance to the Sagarmatha National Park entrance (1,148 sq km, founded in 1976), where we must check in our permits. The route then descends to the side of the river and enters Jorsale (2,830m). As this is the last teahouse before Namche, it would be best to eat lunch here before continuing on to Namche Bazaar.

        We will reach the junction after another 45 minutes of walking through the forest; the fifth bridge is a hanging bridge that is located quite high above the water. Then, the route that wanders through the forest of the National Park occasionally offers breathtaking views of the mountains, including Mt. Everest. The Namche Bazaar street would be reached after a two-hour trek. Spend the night in the lovely ambiance of Sherpa Heritage in Namche Bazaar.

          This is the day for relaxation and acclimatization before the headed journey. We start our day journey up the hill to the Syangboche Airport, above Namche Bazaar, where the Everest View Hotel is located. This is one of the greatest vantage locations to take in the beautiful alpine scenery, which includes Mt. Everest, Nupste, Ama Dablam, Kangtegha, Thamserku, Kusum Khangru, Kwangde, and Khumbi Yu La, among other majestic peaks.

          After that, we take the descending route through the mountain forest to the lovely Sherpa settlement of Khumjung Village, where we visit the Hillary School, a historic monastery that houses a Yeti skull, and Khunde Hospital as tourist attractions before returning to Namche Bazaar through a yak farm. Apart from visiting Khumjung Village, you may check out the mountaineering museum, the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), and the Sagarmath National Park headquarters for more information on the area. Otherwise, you can simply relax at your hotel and wander the neighborhood. Spend the night at the Lodge.

            Today, after a successful acclimatization day in Namche, we are heading to Tengboche (3,867m). At the start of the day, we climb to the top of the hamlet near the museum. From there, the path ascends to a nice height above the Dudhkoshi River, through a forest with frequent views of majestic mountains, until we reach Kenjoma. From there, we continue walking to Sansa with Rhododendron forest, where the trail from Khumjung, Gokyo, and Tengboche commences. After there, the path descends to the nearby river bank near Phunki Thanga (3,250m). It would be best to eat lunch here before climbing to Tengboche as it is the last teahouse before Tengboche. Tengboiche may be reached in about 2 hours. The route through woodlands frequently offers views of the surrounding countryside and mountains.

            Tengboche is located at a height of 3,867 meters near the top of the ridge. Tengboche is well-known for its renowned Monastery and stunning mountain views. Aside from the highest mountain on Earth, "Mt. Everest," other mountains like Kwangde, Tawachee, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse Ama Dablam, Kantega, Thamserku, etc. are also incredibly visible. We can climb to Debuche and spend the night there if we get to Tengboche early. Everything is up to the traveler's choice. Spend the night here if they wish to remain at Tengboche.

              Before breakfast, you are welcome to take part in the monastery's prayer session. The path then descends through a magnificent moss-covered forest of pine and rhododendron trees to Deboche (3,820m), from which it is a nice stroll to the village of Milingo above the Imja Khola. Following the bridge, the route ascends and leads to Panboche Village. From here, you may enjoy stunning views of Ama Dablam. It takes around 25 minutes to walk from Pangboche to the Somare (4,010m) and Orsho (4,190m) in the Imja Valley. 

              The finest spot to eat lunch while admiring the majestic mountains is here. Our journey to the Dingbuche village continues as we follow the lower route at Warsa. After crossing the Lobuche River, we climb to the top of the hill, where we see the entrance to the Dingboche village with its bright Buddhist prayer flag flirting with a pile of stones (4,410m). After a few minutes of walking, we will check in at the teahouse for the night.

                Dingboche's second rest day will help you acclimatize before climbing high passes. On this day after breakfast, we climb to Nangkartshang Peak (5,615 m), which is near Dingboche Village and offers breathtaking views of the Imja Valley and Dingboche Village. These views include the world's fourth-highest mountain, Mount Lhoste (8,516 m), the fifth-highest mountain, Mount Makalu (8,481 m), and many others. You will reach the Nangkartshang Peak after two hours of steady ascent. We are returning to Dingboche for the night after snapping a few shots and enjoying the surrounding. Rest of the day you can either explore the neighborhood and enjoy the delicious food or relax for the day.

                  It takes only two to three hours to walk from Dingboche to Chhukung, but because of the altitude and the lack of oxygen, the distance feels longer. Your body will adjust more easily to being at such a high height after this short walk. After reaching Chhukung, you have the choice of taking a break at the tea house, climbing to the top of Chhukung Ri (5,546m) for a panoramic mountain vista, or visiting Island Peak Base Camp. 

                  Chhukung Ri gives breathtaking views of the mountains, including Lhotse (8,501m), Makalu (8,463m), Nuptse (7879m), Imja Tse/Island peak (6,189m), Barunche (7,220m), Amadablam (6,814m), Thamserku (6,608m), Kawangde, etc. We will also see Imza Lake and Glacier the next day when we pass the Kongma L Pass. This evening, we need to adequately prepare for our first high pass, the Kongma La Pass at 5,535 meters (fill up every one of your water bottles, get some energy bars, a headlamp, and warm clothing). Stay Overnight at teahouses.

                    A very early breakfast and a packed lunch are required before beginning the steep, short trek that goes to Kongma La. (5,535m). Due to the climb in high elevation, you will probably find this pass to be a little more difficult than previous days' hiking. In order to get to the Pokalden Base Camp, we descend immediately west out of Chukhung via a narrow, rocky track and contour around a number of hillsides, most of which are not particularly steep. After a few more, tougher slopes, we will arrive at another Pokalden Base Camp and a crystal-clear lake that is located right below the pass. 

                    The hike continues for another 30 minutes, providing us with beautiful views but crazily constructed trails into the cliffside. We finally arrived at the Kongma La, which is 5,546 meters high and our highest pass, a few hours later. A spectacular mountain vista, Glacier Lake, and glacier are seen from the summit of the Pass, which takes 3 to 4 hours to reach. Following a steep descent, it takes another three to four hours to pass the Khumbu Glacier and arrive at Lobuche. Spend the night here.

                      The path continues today with a gradual, but occasionally steep ascent close to the Khumbu Glacier. The majority of our walking is done across an unstable loose rock in a windy environment, but it does offer stunning vistas of mountains like Mt. Pumori (7,165m), Lingtren (6,749m), Khumbutse (6,665m), Nuptse (7,861m), etc. It takes 3 to 4 hours of strenuous uphill hiking to reach Gorak Shep (5,140m), the highest teahouse in the world. After eating lunch and taking a little rest to revive ourselves, we will go to the base camp of Mount Everest to view the Khumbu Icefall. During this visit, we will spend around two to three hours exploring the glacier ridge and occasionally walking on the glacier.

                      Trekking trails can sometimes be confusing, therefore we advise following our professional guide because the track will change every year due to glacier movement. Due to the thin air at such a high altitude, the journey to the Everest Base Camp is highly demanding. It crosses stony dunes, moraines, and streams before arriving at base camp. Everest base camp will be occupied by expedition crews during the spring, and you could experience a city-like environment there. After a wonderful day here, it takes 2-3 hours to return to Gorak Shep tea house and spend the night in a lodge.

                        We start the climb very early in the morning with a cup of a hot tea or some soup in order to see the sunrise from the summit of the Kalapatthar. The route climbs steeply over the north ridge of Gorek Shep for 20 minutes as it leads to the plateau. You must climb strenuously for 1 1/2 to 2 hours to reach Kalapathar (5,550m), where a banquet of peaks awaits you with a 360-degree panorama. After a strenuous ascent of the little rocky mountain "Kalapattar," you are rewarded with the happiest movement of your entire life.

                        You can see Mt. Pumari (7,145m) directly in front of you, and Mt. Everest Base Camp is visible below on the moraine of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall at the base of the enormous mountains. The view from Kalapatthar is breathtaking and includes the highest mountains in the world, including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lingtren (6,695m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Changtse (7,550m), Nupse (7879m), etc. After spending some time on the Kalapatthar Summit, we will hike for 4 to 5 hours to the Gorakshep and then down to the Dzongla (4,830m). Spend the night in a hotel while taking in the views provided by nature.

                          Despite leaving Everest in the past, the vistas today are breathtaking. The sixth-highest mountain in the world, Mt. Cho Oyu (8,153m), is still visible, though. The route leads up to Cho La Pass, and the ascent is challenging in and of itself, requiring a steep scramble across granite boulders and a stroll across the glacier's gently sloping surface on the pass. Even if the views of the glacier's path ahead are breathtaking, you can feel worn out. There are clear trails that zigzag down the mountainside for the first portion of the descent; these trails are slippery in snowy rocky terrain. 

                          After that, we make our way down the steep, boulder-strewn slopes to the Gokyo Valley, home to enormous glaciers and turquoise lakes. We finally go to the peak on a slight incline. From here, it's all downhill as you follow a little river valley to its base, where we spend the night at Tangnak (4,700m), a Sherpa community hidden under a large rock.

                            After a tardy breakfast, the trek takes us through the Nagjumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas, before ascending a path that connects to Gokyo's main route. Beautiful lakes may be seen here, and Siberian ducks can be seen swimming over the still, mirror-like surface.

                             You can reach the town in front of the third Lake (Dudh Pokharai) in Gokyo in 2 to 3 hours through the wonderful trek from Thangnak. You may relax at the hotel for the remainder of the day or go up to Gokyo Peak (5,350m) to explore. This journey offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the area and take in the stunning, remote Himalayan scenery. Stay here overnight.

                              This is a day of relaxation and exploration in the stunning Gokyo Valley. Early in the morning, we'll climb the challenging trek for almost two hours to reach Gokyo Ri (5,360m). Although it is lower than Kalapatthar, the gradual ascent of this summit makes it considerably more challenging. You may get a beautiful view of the mountain's peak turning golden at sunrise from the summit of the Gokyo Ri. From the peak, one can see the four tallest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Cho-Oyu (8,153 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), and Makalu (8,463 meters), among many more.

                               You may also enjoy the breathtaking view of Cho-Yu base camp, which is located north of the Ngozumpa Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the world, as well as Gokyo Valley, which features the turquoise-colored Gokyo Lake, a teahouse, the surrounding edge of the Ngozumpa Glacier, and enormous snow-capped mountains. Enjoy this memory and the view from the summit of the Gokyo Ri forever. After wonderful memories, we wander back to Gokyo for the rest of the day to relax or see the fifth lakes and the neighboring Cho-Yu base camp. We'll be spending the night at the teahouse.

                                Today is the big day for the journey across Renjo La. (5,360m). After a peaceful breakfast, you depart from your campsite and ascend into a broad curie in order to reach the ridge line in front of you. This is the final difficult crossing we will encounter, and when we cross it, we are treated by an amazing view of the blue lakes at Gokyo and Mount Everest. 

                                On the western shore of Gokyo, you descend across arid glacial slabs and moraine to reach your campsite. Between November and February, we most likely require ropes to enter the isolated northern valley, which is 100 meters below. There is a possibility to see Tibetan traders traveling in caravans of woolly yaks loaded down with merchandise as they pass via the Nangpa La pass that connects Tibet to the Himalayas. Stay at the Lungden teahouse.

                                  We have a late start and go the entire way down, following the Bhote Kosi River. To ultimately arrive at the town of Marlung, where we halt for lunch, we go down the Nangpa Valley while passing through other tiny communities. As it descends and undulates from Marlung to Thami, the route passes past the community of Tauranga. For the rest of the day, we just relax and enjoy and stay at a teahouse.

                                    We leave Thame and descend to a stout suspension bridge that crosses the Bhote Khola. The region has some fascinating Buddhist rock art, and from here you can frequently observe Himalayan tahrs on the rock faces above and below. We return to Namche Bazaar after passing through the village of Thamo, where we stop for lunch before continuing on our journey.

                                    We descend steeply to the massive suspension bridge crossing the Dudhkoshi River in the late afternoon. We take a lunch break in Monjo after walking through Jorsale. We return to our lodge in Phakding after a brief afternoon stroll through Benkar's blue pine and rhododendron forest, which offers stunning views of Kusum Kangaru.

                                      In the Khumbu Region, Kongde is a little-known treasure. A 360-degree vista of the snow-capped giants, including Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, Cholatse, Nuptse, and Kusum Kanguru, is available from the base of Kongde Ri.

                                      This day may be spent relaxing at the lodge or climbing Farak Ri, a local hill. You can take in breathtaking views of the valleys and the Sherpa settlements, as well as inspirational views of Mount Everest and other mountains. The climb up the hill takes around two to three hours.

                                      In the evening, return back to your lodge and rest for the day.

                                        You leave Kongde and move down to the lower height after soaking in the magnificent mountain vistas. The distance walks down to Phakding Pass via many of the Sherpa settlements. On the stone steps, move gently and pay attention to your step.

                                        After a long trek, you will reach Phakding, stay overnight at a lodge, and rest for the day.

                                          This is the last day of trekking, where we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla after a short walk on the valley. You can spend the rest of the day as per your reference, Stay overnight at a lodge in Lukla.

                                            We wake up early in the morning to be all set for the arrival of our airplane for the flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are transferred back to our hotel. You will enjoy a farewell dinner with the staff members of NTA

                                              You will be departing Nepal today. A member of our staff from our company will take you to the airport and then say farewell.

                                              Greetings, See You Again

                                              Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

                                              What's Included

                                              Domestic and International Airport Pickup and Drop-Off Services

                                              • International Arrival Pickup
                                              • Domestic Airport Drop-Off Before Trek
                                              • Domestic Airport Pickup After the Trek
                                              • International Dropoff on your Final Departure Day

                                              Accommodations Services

                                              • 1 Night in Kathmandu Hotel (Twin Sharing, BB Plan)
                                              • 19 Nights in Local Tea Houses (Twin Sharing Basis)
                                              • If you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu (Apply the Addons option)

                                              Trekking Permits

                                              • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
                                              • Sagarmatha National Park Permit (Everest Permit)
                                              • Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

                                              Domestic Flight

                                              • Kathmandu to Lukla flight ticket
                                              • Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket

                                              In case of Lukla Flight Via Ramechhap

                                              • Kathmandu to Ramechhap drive by sharing transportation
                                              • Ramechhap to Lukla domestic flight ticket
                                              • Lukla to Ramechhap domestic flight ticket
                                              • Ramechhap to Kathmandu by sharing Jeep

                                              Food Services

                                              • 20 days of Breakfast: Local and Continental Choice from Tea House Menu
                                              • 20 days of Lunch: Simple and Light Lunch in Tea Houses
                                              • 19 days of Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals from the local Tea Houses Menu
                                              • 1 Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at Best Restaurant
                                              • Breakfast during stay in Kathmandu 

                                              Guide/Porter Services

                                              • English-speaking government-licensed guide (Minimum 10 Years’ Experience)
                                              • All Meals for the guide or porter
                                              • Insurances for Guide & Porter
                                              • Well-Paid Salary as Per Government Rates
                                              • Local Sherpa for Carrying Luggage (Up to 20 KGs Max)
                                              • First-Aid Kit Box Carried by Our Team
                                              • Trekking Porter Services (Available on Fixed Departure dates; 2 Guests Share 1 Porter)

                                              What's Excluded

                                              • Nepal visa fees upon arrival in Nepal
                                              • Tips and gratitude to the guides, drivers, porters, other staff, etc.
                                              • Extra-day expenses apart from the scheduled itinerary 
                                              • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, shopping, personal gear, hot shower, electronic battery recharges, and WiFi
                                              • All other expenses not included in the cost includes list.
                                              • Travel Insurance: It must be covered for both medical and emergency evacuations with a minimum value of USD 100,000.
                                              Availability & Private Trip

                                              For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

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                                              Start DateStart: ThursdayDec 14, 2023End DateEnd: TuesdayJan 02, 2024PricePriceUS $1765StatusStatusGuaranteed

                                              Size of the Trekking Group

                                              The best-recommended size for Everest three passes trek is a group of 12 people. However, NTA is capable of arranging the trek even if there are more than 12 people in your group. With your group, there will be 1 leader and a Sherpa porter (one porter for 2 trekkers). The arrangement ensures to continue the trek even if any of the group members gets sick.

                                              Accommodations During Everest Three Passes Trek

                                              The nights of the trek would be spent in the local teahouses. The accommodations will be in sharing basis with any one or two other trekkers. The arrangement could be done for the single person in a room as per request but it would charge extra $325 US. However, the arrangement is not possible in every place of this region.

                                              Meals During Everest Three Passes Trek

                                              The meals would be served in local teahouses available during the trek according to their menu. Dinner will be served in the tea house or lodge where we would spend the night and breakfast would be served in the tea house or lodge where we had spent the night before. The lunch would be served in the teahouse available on the way to the destination. The menu will mainly have the typical Nepalese food, except typical Nepalese food, you can also enjoy other international cuisines like Tibetan, Indian, Continental, Italian, etc. if available. During your stay in Kathmandu, you will be served with a welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfast.

                                              Altitude sickness

                                              Altitude sickness caused due to low oxygen at a certain height. It generally occurs from the height of 2500m or above. In some cases, the sickness can occur below the height of 2500m as well. The sickness is showed by headaches, nausea or vomiting, fatigue, loss of sleep, etc. The sickness can further lead to other serious sicknesses such as HACE, HAPE, and AMS. The sickness can be prevented if preventive measures are applied and may also be life-threatening if not cured at the time. AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)

                                              Altitude sickness is often followed by AMS. Altitude sickness is a mild form of AMS. It is not a serious life-threatening sickness but has to be cured at the time. The symptoms are the problem in breathing, poor sleep, dizziness, fatigue, poor appetite, etc.

                                              HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema)

                                              The sickness directly affects the brain as the brain swells with fluid in this sickness. The sickness often is life-threatening and has to be cured at the time. The sickness is showed by disorientation, lethargy, loss of coordination, memory loss, psychotic behavior, nausea, vomiting, headache, etc.

                                              HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema)

                                              The sickness as an effect on lungs as the lungs swells in this condition due to the collection of fluid and is able to take the life of a person if not prevented. The symptoms of HAPE are a persistent cough, chest tightness, frothy sputum, suffocation during sleep, headache, blue skin coloration, rapid breathing, etc.

                                              Prevention for Everest Three Passes Trek

                                              The altitude sickness may lead to life-threatening sicknesses if not prevented at the time. Following actions could prevent the life-threatening sicknesses:

                                              • Gaining the height slowly over days

                                              • Avoiding alcohol and smoking
                                              • Drinking enough amount of water during the trek
                                              • Doing full medical checkup at least 6 months before the trip
                                              • Eating high calorie but light diet
                                              • Consulting a physician during periods for the trek
                                              • Carrying and wearing warm clothes to prevent from cold
                                              • Keeping the body as dry as possible
                                              Frequently Asked Questions
                                              • Q1. What is the Everest Three Passes Trek?

                                                 Everest Three Passes Trek is a challenging trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. It involves crossing three high mountain passes: Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Renjo La Pass (5,360m). It offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, as well as an opportunity to explore remote villages and experience the unique Sherpa culture.

                                              • The duration of the Everest Three Passes Trek can vary depending on the itinerary and individual preferences. On average, it takes about 18-20 days to complete the trek. This duration includes acclimatization days, rest days, and additional time for contingencies.

                                              • Yes, the Everest Three Passes Trek is considered to be a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and previous trekking experience at high altitudes. The trail involves steep ascents, descents, and the crossing of high mountain passes. Proper acclimatization, adequate preparation, and hiring an experienced guide are highly recommended.

                                              • The best time to undertake the Everest Three Passes Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making it ideal for trekking. However, it is essential to check weather forecasts and consult with local authorities before planning your trek.

                                              • To trek in the Everest region, you will need two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit (also known as the TIMS card). These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or through a registered trekking agency. It is important to carry these permits with you throughout the trek.

                                              • Yes, teahouses or lodges are available along the Everest Three Passes Trek route. These basic accommodations provide meals and lodging facilities. However, during peak trekking seasons, it is advisable to book in advance, as teahouses can get crowded. It is also recommended to carry a sleeping bag for added comfort and warmth.

                                              • Proper acclimatization is crucial for trekking at high altitudes. To prepare for the altitude on the Everest Three Passes Trek, it is recommended to gradually ascend, take rest days for acclimatization, stay hydrated, and follow a slow and steady pace while trekking. Physical fitness training, including cardiovascular exercises and hiking at higher elevations, can also help prepare your body for the demands of the trek.

                                              • While it is not mandatory to hire a guide for the Everest Three Passes Trek, it is highly recommended, especially for those without prior trekking experience or familiarity with the region. An experienced guide can provide valuable assistance in navigation, altitude management, cultural insights, and safety precautions, enhancing your overall trekking experience.

                                              • Some essential items to pack for the Everest Three Passes Trek include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing layers (including a down jacket and thermal wear), a good quality sleeping bag, a backpack, trekking poles, a hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle or hydration system, a first aid kit, toiletries, a headlamp, extra batteries, a camera, and snacks or energy bars for the trek. It is important to pack light and carry only the essentials.

                                              • Yes, there are variations and alternative routes available for the Everest Three Passes Trek. Some trekkers choose to skip certain passes or customize their itineraries based on their preferences and time constraints. The Gokyo Lakes trek, which includes the ascent of Gokyo Ri (5,357m) and the crossing of Cho La Pass, is a popular alternative. It is advisable to consult with a local trekking agency or guide to discuss the different options and choose the route that suits your interests and fitness level.

                                              What Our Clients Say
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                                                Jessica TaylorUnited States,February 06, 2023

                                                Everest Three Passes Trek

                                                Before contacting Nepal Trek Adventures, I contacted more than five trekking agencies. Some of them were also rewarding, but what drew me to NTA was definitely different. My interest was already attracted by the manner and the information was provided—it was all made plain and offered at fair prices—but there were other positive aspects as well, including the guide, who was genuinely eager and knowledgeable while still being kind and enlightening. I'm not familiar with other treks, but the NTA crew is the finest for the Everest Three Passes trek.

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                                                Emmah MusenyahSweden,November 30, 2018

                                                Best and Experience Team for Everest Three Passes Trek

                                                The view from the three passes was prodigious. The view of many mountains and the glacial lakes were great. The overall hospitality of Nepal trek adventures was unbelievable. I would highly recommend the NTA team for the Everest three passes trek. The trek was adventurous and beautiful and the team was also friendly and helpful. Due to these reasons, I had the greatest experience of my life. The trek was difficult at times but due to NTA team all the difficulties were passed and we were finally able to complete the trek.


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