Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes Trek

"Three High passes trek region of Nepal. Renjo La pass (5360m), Chola-La pass (5420m), Kongma-La Pass (5535m)"


Three High passes trek is one of adventure trek in Everest region of Nepal. Renjo La pass (5360m), Chola-La pass (5420m), Kongma-La Pass (5535m) and other highlight such as Gokyo Ri, Fifth Lake, Kalapather and Everest Base Camp are the major attractions of this trek. You should have physically fitness and experience to do this trek. The three passes trek offer four of the world's eight highest peaks; Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Everest (8,848m) and other mountains.

The three high passes trek Starts at Lukla (2828m/9278 feet) and follows the Dudh Koshi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expedition’s route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this part of the trail, its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages great variety of culture and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries. We ascend all the way to Lungden for Renjo-La pass (5360m). Renjo la pass provides a lifetime memory of panoramic views of the Everest and others Himalayan range. The Renjo-La Pass route is off the usual beaten track. An excursion to the fourth and fifth lakes would be an extra attraction in Gokyo Valley from where the views are great. The Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. The Gokyo Ri (5330m/17487 feet) is considered as the best view point in the entire Everest Region. After exploring this imaging place, we cross over Chola-La pass (5420m) to go to Everest Base Camp. We also have a chance to visit Kalapather (5550m,) for the close view of Mt. Everest and Everest base camp (5364m,) to see Khumbu icefall. Kongma- La pass (5535m) is highest passes in these three passes. The views are excellent from top of Kongma La Pass. After nice view from the Kongma-La top, the trail descends down via Dingboche and Tengboche. We then trek down by making our way back down to Lukla.

The Everest Three High Passes Trek can be done by clock wise or anti-clockwise. We can organize it as your desire and requirement clock wise or anti-clockwise

Day 1: Departure to Kathmandu


Day 2: Arrival in Kathmandu 

Immediately upon your arrival in Kathmandu, your guide will greet you at the airport with colorful flower chains. You will be taken to your hotel, which is located in the lively tourist center of Thamel and thus within walking distance to the historic old town. Depending on your arrival time, your tour guide can guide you through the narrow streets, giving you a first glimpse of authentic Nepalese life. In the evening, we invite you to a traditional Nepalese welcome dinner at the hotel.

 # Dinner

Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2828m) and trek to Phakding (2600m) 

In the early morning we fly with small aircraft of the airlines Buddha Air or Yeti Air from Kathmandu to Lukla. The 45-minute flight offers spectacular panoramic views of the eastern Himalayan ranges, Langtang, Gauri-Shanker, Numbur, Manglungtse and, to crown it, the Everest mountain range. After landing at Edmund Hillary Airport in Lukla, we drink a fresh, hot coffee while our porters arrive. Our hike begins with a short climb to the Dudh Koshi Valley. From the village of Chaunrikarkar (2621m) the road leads north through quaint Sherpa villages where wheat, potatoes, corn and vegetables are grown. On a suspension bridge we cross the Dudh Koshi and reach Phakding.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 4:  Trek from Phakding (2600m) to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Today we start slowly up the Dudh Koshi valley. Just before we reach Namche Bazaar we cross the highest suspension bridge, the famous Hillary Bridge. From here you can enjoy a first fantastic view of Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8511m). After a short but hard climb we reach the capital of the Sherpa country. More than 400 years ago, people from eastern Tibet settled in Namche Bazaar (in Tibetan: Sher = East, Pa = People, Sherpa = People from the East).Situated on a mountainside, the largest market in the upper Solukhumbu area is situated in a picturesque location. Once upon a time countless traders from Tibet arrived here and offered their goods in the largest market of the Khumbu region. 

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5: Acclimation Day in Namche Bazaar

Today's day in Namche Bazaar is at your leisure and is the ideal place to get used to the high altitude. The countless lodges and restaurants invite you to linger. Enjoy in peace the breathtaking mountain landscape and the view of the surrounding fields and plots. On request, we can do a half-day hike to the slightly higher villages Khunde and Khumjung (3780m). In the evening we can admire the sunset over Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Everest.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 6: From Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m)

Well acclimatised, we start the day and descend through the forest until we reach the small village of Dramo. From there, head up to Thame, the gateway to Nangpa La Tal. Nangpa La is the traditional link between Tibet and Nepal. This pass once crossed the immigrants from Tibet and gradually settled in this fertile, then barely inhabited mountain region. Today, the Sherpa valleys are known for their numerous native mountaineers. Since the first ascent of Mount Everest by Tenzing Norgay to Apa Sherpa, who climbed the Everest 21 times, were set here by the Sherpa records in the climbing history. In the late afternoon we can do an acclimatization climb to the beautiful monastery above Thames.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 7: From Thame to Sumdur (4803m) and back to Thame

To perfect our acclimatization, we will climb today Sumdur, a lookout point with stunning panoramic views. We dive into the fabled Nangpa La Valley, where we are close to the border with Tibet. Once at the top there is a phenomenal view of Pasang Lamu Peak, Cho Oyu (8201m) and many 7000 mountain giants. After absorbing these incredible impressions, we return to our lodge in Thame.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 8: Thame to Lungde (4400m)

Today we climb steadily to Lungde, at the foot of Renjo La. We cross pretty sheep pastures in valleys and enjoy the soothing view of the surrounding peaks. On our trail we encounter Tibetans who descend from Nangpa La to the market of Namche.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 9: From Lungde via Renjo La (5350m) to Gokyo (4790)

The first pass overpass is approaching today and we start at dawn. We climb steadily for about three hours and reach two beautiful lakes in the middle of a spectacular mountain backdrop. The route becomes steeper and steeper, until we finally reach the top of the pass and are rewarded with a breathtaking 180 ° panoramic view: Cho Oyu, Taboche Peak, Gyachung Kang, Pumori, Everest, Nuptse, Makalu and Cholatse all strung together - stunning alpine aesthetics. Then we descend to Gokyo, the beautiful blue lake constantly in view.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 10: From Gokyo to Dragnag (4690m)

All those who are motivated get up at dawn to climb the Gokyo Ri. Definitely worth the sunrise from the roof of the world. Then we cross the beautiful moraine of the Gokyo, where you can see the north face of Cho Oyu. Today's short day is perfect to recover before we attack the Cho La. 

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 11: From Dragnag via Cho La (5350m) to Dzongla (4840m)

Our approximately four-hour climb to Cho La begins slowly and becomes steeper. At the pass, a beautiful glacier landscape spreads at the foot of the Lobuche. After a 30-minute descent we reach an almost flat and often snowy area with a phenomenal panorama. From here we descend to Dzongla, which we reach in the afternoon. There is still time for individual exploration in the barren wilderness. 

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: From Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m)

After a leisurely breakfast with exceptional panoramic views of the spectacular snow-capped peaks, we set off. We descend to the Chola Khola and cross gentle high pastures at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. On our way we encounter again and again small stone monuments, which were built here in memory of deceased mountaineers. In the late afternoon we reach Lobuche.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13: From Lobuche (4940m) to Gorak Shep (5140m) and Kala Patthar (5550m)

From Lobuche a short leg leads us to Gorak Shep. In good weather, we still use the opportunity today and climb the Kala Patthar, probably the most famous vantage point near Everest. The climb is not too demanding, only the height makes it exhausting. In good weather the sunset is an absolute highlight. In bad weather we visit the Everest base camp and experience the unique expedition flair up close. In Gorak Shep we stay in a simple lodge.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14: From Gorak Shep (5140m) back to Lobuche (4940m)

Depending on whether we have already boarded the Kala Patthar yesterday, today either the ascent or the visit of the Everest base camp is on the program.  Then it's back to Lobuche.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 15: From Lobuche (4940m) via the Kongma La (5535m) to Chhukhung (4730m) Today's route leads us off the usual trekking paths
into the absolute wilderness. We follow the upper moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Carefully, we work our way forward and cross the glacier until we reach the vicinity of the Nuptse Wall. Now it's time to cross the third and highest pass. We climb steadily up to the Kongma La and are again spoiled with an incomparable mountain panorama. Then our way leads to the village Chhukhung. 

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 16:  From Chhukhung (4730m) to Tengboche (3840m)

Today we descend the Dhud Khosi valley and soon reach the tree line. Depending on your arrival time, we will visit the famous Buddhist monastery Tengboche in the evening or at the latest in the morning of the next day. The visit to the monastery is the culmination of our extraordinary trekking tour. One last time we enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery and the view of the Ama Dablam. 

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 17: From Tengboche (3840m) to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

First, we descend through romantic rhododendron forests following the Dhud Khosi down into the valley. Then we reach a mountain trail with a magnificent view of the Everest valley. Numerous grazing mountain goats lead us back to the capital of the Sherpa, Namche Bazaar. 

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 18: From Namche Bazaar (3446m) to Lukla (2828m)

On our way back, packed with wonderful memories of our Himalayan adventure, we again cross the Hillary Bridge. Our path leads over more suspension bridges and through several traditional villages like Monjo, Jorsale and Banker. We leave the high mountains surrounded by white peaks and return to the lush, Nepalese low mountain range. In the evening we reach Lukla.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner


 Day 19: From Lukla (2828m) to Kathmandu 

In the early morning we fly with small aircraft of the airlines Buddha Air or Yeti Air from Lukla to Kathmandu. The panoramic flight (about 45 minutes) always leads along the Himalayan ridge, so that you can enjoy impressive views of the mountain giants in good weather. In Kathmandu transfer to the hotel.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 20: Leisure in Kathmandu

Day in Kathmandu at leisure Take time for your last shopping or sightseeing. Farewell dinner together with the guide. 

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 21: Free time in Kathmandu and departure

In the afternoon or evening transfer to the airport

Driving time to the airport about 30 minutes

Return flight to Germany

# Breakfast 


Day 22:  Arrival in Germany


No of Guests Price ( With GSG ) Price ( With ESG)
1 pax USD 2753 USD 2373
2 pax USD 2143 USD 1945
3 pax USD 2047 USD 1920
4 pax USD 1955 USD 1860
5 pax USD 1913 USD 1860
6 pax USD 1861 USD 1797
7 pax USD 1840 USD 1785
8 pax USD 1818 USD 1770

* All Price is Per Person Price

Servies Included

  • Pickups and drops from airport(s) and hotel(s)
  • 4-night hotel in Kathmandu
  • Teahouses during the trek on a twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • All Transportation during Trek in a comfortable private vehicle
  • Airways flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • English or Germany-speaking, trained and experienced guide
  • Potter service during the trek
  • All fees for entry fees for visiting temple(s),monument(s), trekking and national parks during Trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners with Nepal New Generation Family
  • Nepal New Generation duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paper work(s) and permit(s) or TIMS Card
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Services Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Sighseeing
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • The services which are not included in our ‘What is Included’ section

All Inclusive Price:


Total Duration 20 days
Max Altitude 5550 m.
Difficulty Level Difficult
Best Time March to May/ September to November