- Trip GradeStrenuous
- Trip StyleTrekking
- TransportationPrivate Vechiles & Domestic Flight
- MealsBreakfast in cities & full board meals in trek
- Accommodation2 star hotel in cities & tea house / Lodge on trek
- Group Size02 - 16
- Max Altitude5,535 M
- Single Suppliment225 USD
About Mount Everest 3 High Pass Trek
Mount Everest 3 high pass trek is an ideal trekking package for the anxious adventure seekers. The Everest three high passes treks encompass you through Renjola pass (5340m), Cho La pass (5420m) and Kongma La pass (5535m) offering breathtaking vistas of iconic Himalayas and unbound natural beauty. This three high pass trek to Everest region is bound to enlighten your trekking experience naturally and spiritually. Influenced by the Tibetan culture, you will find abundant of Buddhist traces throughout your journey. Exploration of Sherpa culture, adventurous trekking trails, unbound natural beauty and chance to relish world’s popular mountain vistas are the key attraction of this trek. The best time to initiate Everest three passes trek would be autumn and spring.
EBC Three High Pass Trek is the best option for those trekkers who are ready to embrace adventures. This trek is an opportunity to do high pass treks in the Everest region in Nepal. This trekking in the EBC offers natural glory of high altitudes.
During the trek, you will be crossing three high passes: The Renjola pass (5435), Chola pass (5420m) and Kongma-La Pass (5535m). The trek rewards you with magnificent views of towering mountains. The views from the top of the passes are spectacular.
The trek passes across many Sherpa villages in the Khumbu region. Thus, you can witness the living culture and traditions of the ancient Himalayan Sherpas.
Gokyo Ri, Kala Patthar, and Everest Base camp are also the major attractions of the trek. The trek is an exciting journey where you can see the glaciers, moraines, sugar-coated peaks, and beautiful bio and cultural diversities.
The trek is a strenuous grade trek as it involves passing over the three high passes. But, if you have determination, courage, and a proper planning, the trek is absolutely achievable.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Three High Pass Trek
Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla
Hike across the Renjola pass (5435), Chola pass (5420m) and Kongma La Pass (5535m)
A marvelous climb to the Gokyo Ri
The unique culture and Himalayan lifestyle
Visit ancient Tengboche Monastery
The Khumbu glacier and Icefall
The vantage point of Kala Patthar 5,555m
The magnificent Gokyo lakes
When is the Best Time for the Everest Base Camp Three High Pass Trek?
Autumn (September to November) is the peak season for the Everest Base Camp Three High Pass trek. Autumn brings the clearest and stable weather in the Everest region.
During autumn, the sun shines brightly in the clear blue sky. The nature is so clean. You'll see an unobstructed and most beautiful presentation of nature.
Spring (March to May) is the most sorted seasons after Autumn. Spring brings warm sunshine in the Everest region after a harsh and chilly winter weather.
Warm spring days are pleasant for the trek. However, the higher altitudes are colder. You might see some storms and snowfalls in early spring.
Melodious chirps of birds and the radiant colors of Rhododendrons are heartwarming. Trust me, you will have a magical trek during the Spring.
Difficulties during Everest Three High Passes Trek
- The three passes are remote and challenging. The Kongma La pass, 5535 m is a 9 hours walk across over rugged terrain with no facilities.
- The trek includes some potentially dangerous sections. Crossing the high passes, walking over the glaciers are real risks.
- The trek takes you to very high altitudes. So, you are more prone to Acute Mountain Sickness/ Altitude Sickness.
- The trek routes are covered with piles of snow during winter. The temperature drops below freezing temperature making your trek hard.
- The trek is more challenging during rainy seasons. The wet and slippery trails are difficult to trek on. There are more chances of heavy skies and obstructed views.
Note: Weather in Everest is unpredictable so there is high chances of delayed as well as cancellation of the scheduled flight. The rate of flight delay and cancellation in high at Lukla. During your journey, if flight cancellation happens you have to spend an extra night at Lukla/Ktm (if you are coming back to Kathmandu or going to Lukla). So, we request to spare a couple of days if you are planning to trek in the Everest region so that you will not miss your international flight. Helicopter rescue can also an option but it cost you more.
- Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu. (1,350m).
- Day 2:Free & prepare for trekking.
- Day 3:Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m). 3 - 4 hrs walk.
- Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
- Day 5:Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
- Day 6:Trek to Thame (3,800m): 4 - 5 Hrs
- Day 7:Trek to Marulung (4,210m): 5 - 6 Hrs.
- Day 8:Lungden – Renjo La Pass (5,360m) - Gokyo (4,800 m): 8 - 9 Hrs.
- Day 9:Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357m).
- Day 10:Trek to Thaknak (4,750 m): 4- 5 Hrs.
- Day 11:Cross the Cho-La Pass and down to Dzongla (4,830m): 7 - 8 Hrs.
- Day 12:Trek to Lobuche (4,940m): 4 - 5 Hrs
- Day 13:Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170m) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m) - Gorak Shep: 8 - 9 Hrs
- Day 14:Hike up to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and descend to Lobuche (4,940 m): 7 - 8hrs
- Day 15:Climb up the Kongma La (5,535m) and descend to Chhukung (4,730m): 8- 9 Hrs
- Day 16:Trek to Tengboche (3,860m): 5 - 6 Hrs.
- Day 17:Trek to Namche Bazaar: 5 - 6 Hrs.
- Day 18:Trek down to Lukla (2,800m). 6 - 8 hrs walk.
- Day 19:Fly Back to Kathmandu.
- Day 20:Transfer to International Airport.
- Tourists class transportation to and from the airport and hotel.
- Both ways Flights tickets Kathmandu –Lukla-Kathmandu.
- 2 Nights standards Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Trekking lodge /Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
- Government Licensed Holder trekking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Flight, and insurance.
- Porter during the Trekking (1 Potter for 2 trekkers) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, and insurance.
- All necessary paperwork, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) including local Tax, Government tax & official expenses.
- Sleeping bag, down Jacket & Duffel Bag (if you do not have your own, to be returned after trip completion).
- Supporter guide group size above 8+ people.
- The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
- Farewell Dinner & Trekking Achievement Certificate.
- Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu city.
- Excess baggage more than 10 kg for Lukla flight.
- Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from the mountain.
- Nepal visa fee (You can apply for Online or you can easily issue the visa on arrival at International Airport Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
- International airfare.
- Your personal expenses.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks & all desserts sweet things.
- Hot shower and battery charging in trekking Mountains.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
- Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is voluntary).
I joined a group of five other people on my Three Pass Everest trek. We were six from six different countries. Index Adventure, the organizing company, was excellent. I stayed in a comfortable hotel in Kathmandu. Transport was never a problem. Everything needed, such as permits and reservations, had been ...Read More
Had a wonderful trek over the three passes Renjo-La, Cho-La and Kongma-La and also to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapahar. This trek is a tough one and guides and porters are a must. I had a great guide, …, whose encouragement really helped me a lot in completing this ...Read More
Imagine crossing three high passes, all above 5,000 meters, and also setting foot on Everest Base Camp that too with the assistance of those who know. This happened to me this year. The going was tough, but we kept going with faith in the expertise of our guide … and ...Read More