Key Information

  • Trip Duration Trip Duration 21 Days
  • Trip Cost Price from US$ 1950
  • Trip Grade Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Trip Style Trip Style Trekking
  • Group Sizes Max Person 02 - 16
  • food Meals Breakfast in cities & full board meals in trek
  • Accomodation Accomodation 2 star hotel in cities & tea house / Lodge on trek
  • Transportation Transportation Private Vechiles & Domestic Flight
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max.Altitude 5,535 M
  • Max.Altitude 225 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. 


Renjo La PassEBC 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.

Everest Region FAQS

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.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu. (1350m)
  • Day 02: Free & prepare for trekking.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2652m). 3 - 4 hrs walk.
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
  • Day 05: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 06: Trek to Thame (3800m): 4 - 5 Hrs
  • Day 07: Trek to Marulung (4210m): 5 - 6 Hrs
  • Day 08: Marlung to Lungden (4380m): 2 - 3 Hrs
  • Day 09: Lungden – Renjo La Pass (5360m) - Gokyo (4800 m): 8 - 9 Hrs
  • Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m).
  • Day 11: Trek to Thaknak (4750 m): 4- 5 Hrs
  • Day 12: Cross the Cho-La Pass and down to Dzongla (4830m): 7 - 8 Hrs
  • Day 13: Trek to Lobuche (4940m): 4 - 5 Hrs
  • Day 14: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170m) - Everest Base Camp (5364m) - Gorak Shep: 8 - 9 Hrs
  • Day 15: Hike up to Kala Patthar (5545m) and descend to Lobuche (4940 m): 7 - 8hrs
  • Day 16: Climb up the Kongma La (5535m) and descend to Chhukung (4730m): 8- 9 Hrs
  • Day 17: Trek to Tengboche (3860m): 5 - 6 Hrs
  • Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar: 5 - 6 Hrs
  • Day 19: Trek down to Lukla (2800m). 6 - 8 hrs walk.
  • Day 20: Fly Back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 21: Transfer to International Airport.
Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • 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.

Cost Excludes:

  • 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).
Rated 5/5 based on 3 reviews
  • noimage

    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 taken care of and we had the assistance of Sudip as a guide and … and … as sherpas. The three passes Everest trek was to the demanding side. With Index Adventure as our trip organizer, I was personally confident that things would not go wrong. Even if they did for reasons beyond human control, I knew Index Adventure had me covered. Thanks to all.  

    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…

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  • noimage

    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 journey. Kesab was efficient with our itinerary and the overall plan, which addressed almost all of our concerns. On the whole, this, for me, was a trek that can be described only as AMAZING. Thanks, everyone. I wholeheartedly recommend Index Adventure to all seeking a great experience in Nepal. 

    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…

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  • noimage

    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 in the comfort of … and … carrying our loads for us. We crossed Renjo-La (5,360 m) first. Cho-La (5,420 m) was next. Finally, it was Kongma-La (5,535 m) after a trip to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. My story could have been different if not for Kesab and his team at Index Adventure. I am already planning my next trip with Kesab. 

    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…

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How to enter Nepal, via road ways or air ways?

If you are travelling through air then you can only enter Nepal through Tribhuvan International Airport; is the only international airport in Nepal that operates several international flights on a daily basis. The airport is located in the capital city: Kathmandu, which is a popular hub for tourists visiting Nepal.

If you are travelling through road ways then you can either enter from China Border and India Boarder but before entering Nepal you should report yourself to Nepal Entry/Exit Points. Some of road entry/exit points are:

From China: Rasuwagadi Border & Kodari Border.

From India: Dhangadi, Kanchanpur, Nepalgunj, Birgunj, Kakarvitta, Bhairahawa