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Everest 3 High Pass Trek

Trip code NNTR-1004
Package name Everest 3 High Pass Trek
Duration 21
Max. elevation 5545 m
Transportation <div><br></div><div><span style="color: rgb(33, 37, 41); font-family: Poppins, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">All ground transportation by private tourist vehicle and domestic flight as per the itinerary.</span><br></div>
Accomodation 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu and the best available Guesthouses during the trek. 
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 1,785 per person



3 high pass trek is probably the longest, challenging, and stunning trek all over Everest reason. Everybody knows of Mt Everest and that’s the simple reason why the Everest base camp trek is so famous. If you have time and the ability to explore the extreme adventure in Everest base camp reason this is the right choice for you. The trek has a number of attractions. Kongma La pass (5,535 m / 18,160 ft), Cho La pass (5,420m / 17,782 ft), and Renjo La pass (5,340m / 17,520 ft) are the challenging highlights of this trek. Exciting flight to and from Lukla, Remote and beautiful landscapes, breathtaking humongous mountains, narrow ridges, and magnificent villages make your trip the experience for a lifetime. This trek also takes you to the Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,599 ft), and to the significant height of 5,545m / 18,192 ft at Kala Patthar, a small peak offering fine views of Mt Everest. Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri besides the three passes of Everest reason.

The 18 days Everest 3 High pass trek with Namaste Nepal Trekking starts with a stunning 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trek rises from the beautiful Sherpa village of Phakding and to the trekker's capital of Namche Bazaar. Where we will take an acclimatization day. Trek continues through Tengboche Monastery to Dingboche, then to Chhukung, after taking another acclimatization day we will trek to Lobuche via Kongma La pass, then we trek up to Everest base camp via Gorakshep, Next to the Kala Patthar, and we will cross the Cho La Pass. then enter the Gokyo Valley, we will visit another mountain viewpoint of Gokyo Ri (5,357m / 17,576 ft) for a beautiful sunrise over the 8000-meter peaks including Mt. Everest. then we trek over Renjo La pass to get down to Namche Bazar. Renjo La Pass is the most beautiful Mountain View spot in Everest reason which gives a lifetime memory of the panoramic views of the Himalayan range. Then we trek down to Thame and Namche Bazaar and to the final destination of Lukla. Then we fly to Kathmandu.
This whole trip will always stay at the bottom of your heart and you will always cheer this memorize and want to make more of them, happy trekking.

Outline Itinerary

Our suggested itinerary starting from Kathmandu and ending at Kathmandu for 20 days offers most of the great things of this Everest 3 pass trek have to offers to the trekkers. If you don't have enough time and want to still explore around Everest Reason you should look for the NNTR Everest Base Camp trek for 12 days, Gokyo Valley Trek for 12 days, EBC Via Gokyo lake for 15 days.
We will be more than happy to know your preference and or the style of traveling. Just let us know how we can help you to customize and make this trek wonderful.

Altitude in Meter & FeetTrekking / Walking
1Arrive at Kathmandu
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
30m Drive
2Sightseeing Tour of the Kathmandu valley
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
4-5 hr Drive
3Fly to Lukla (2,860m / 9,383 ft) and trek to Phakding
2,610 m / 8,562 ft
30m flight, 3-4 hr Trek
4Trek to Namche Bazar
3,441 m / 11,290 ft
5-6 hr Trek
5Acclimatization and Rest day- Namche Bazar
3,441 m / 11,290 ft

6Trek to Tengboche
3,870m / 12,697 ft
4-5 hr Trek
7Trek to Dingboche
4,360 m / 14,305 ft
5-6 hr Trek
8Acctlamatazion & rest day at Dingboche
4,360 m / 14,305 ft

9Trek to Chukhung
4,730 m / 15,518 ft
4-5 hr Trek
10Acctlamazatazion & rest day at Chukhung
4,730 m / 15,518 ft

11Trek to Lobuche via Kongma La pass (5,535 m /18,160 ft)
4,940 m / 16,208 ft
7-8 hr Trek
13Trek / Climb to Kalapattar (5,545m / 18,192 ft) then trek down to Lobuche4,940 m / 16,208 ft
4-5 hr Trek
14Trek to Dzonglha
4850m / 15912 ft
3-4 hr Trek
15Trek to Gokyo via Cho La pass (5,367m/17,609 ft)
4,800m / 15,749ft
7-8 hr Trek
16visit Gokyo Ri, and Rest at Gokyo
5,357m / 17,576ft
3-4 hr Trek
17Trek to Marlung via Renjo La pass (5,360m / 17,585 ft)
4160m / 13648 ft
6-7 hr Trek
18Trek to Namche Bazaar
3,441 m / 11,290 ft
4-5 hr Trek
19Trek to Lukla
2,860m / 9,383 ft
5-6 hr Trek
20Fly to Kathmandu
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
30m flight, 30m Drive
21Departure day

30m Drive

Accommodation in Everest 3 High Pass Trek

Nowadays in the lower elevation of Everest reason have many different category hotels from normal teahouses to Luxury hotels. they are providing the room with attached bathrooms and hot shower and room service. However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cozy, and functional. The rooms usually include single-sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows, and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.

Food in Everest 3 High Pass Trek

During the Everest 3 High Pass Trek, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhaat”, which is a platter of boiled rice, curry, Greens, lentil soup, and pickles is available everywhere, as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods.
For breakfast, you can choose items of bread, eggs, porridge, muesli, Corn flakes, pancake, hash browns, fries, Chapati, etc. The lunch and dinner menu is the same, which includes items of some vegetables and meats (limited option), spaghetti, pizza, noodles, sandwich, burgers, Soup, momo, etc are common foods. The fruit is rare and you don’t find any seafood items on the menu.
You can also find simple choices of hot beverages that include different types of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot lemon with Ginger and honey, etc. In some places, you can also find a simple dessert menu that includes apple pie, chocolate roll, custard, and pudding. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations.

Our Trekking Team for Everest 3 High Pass Trek

Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure come true and successful there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers), and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody in the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.

Best Time for Everest 3 High Pass Trek

For the Everest 3 High Pass Trek, Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months for High altitude treks in Nepal. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountain scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. Everest 3 High Pass Trek can't be done in winter trekking trails above 4000 meters are usually blocked by heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season.
For more detail please visit the FAQ section below the package

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon the pre-trip meeting will be held at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring your passport,2 copies of passport size photos, and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent it by email before).  And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

Day 2 : Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu valley

After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with private vehicle. Today you will visit following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley -

Swambhunath Stupa/Monkey temple -

Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with

Pashupatinath Temple -

 Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the holy  Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river. 

Boudhanath Stupa - 

Another UNESCO World Heritage site;  Boudhanath another holiest sites of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes on all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.

Patan durbar square -

City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces on to magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries)

Kathmandu Durbar Square -

After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you to Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through a narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see following - 

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla (2,860m / 9,383 ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m / 8,562 ft)

Your adventure began here, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only takes about 30 minutes, and you'll enjoy Nepal's iconic mountain views throughout. This flight is one of the closest mountain flight you can do in Nepal. Touch down on the narrow mountaintop runway, and your Trekking to dream EBC begins.

After your whirlwind arrival, head out on a half-day trek. You'll follow a riverside trail downhill through the Dudh Koshi Valley, passing farms, stone villages, and snow-topped mountains toward your first overnight in Phakding.

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazar (3,441 m / 11,290 ft)

From Phakding, the route crisscrosses the pine-flanked Dudh Koshi (Milky River) river on a steel cable suspension bridge. Keep an eye out for yaks and other local wildlife that amble along the same route.

From there, the trekking path leads into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO-listed nature reserve that is home to snow leopards and red pandas. After passing a checkpoint in Monjo to register your trekking permits, you'll begin a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. If the weather is clear, you may just catch a glimpse of Mount Everest in the distance.

After a strenuous uphill hike, you'll arrive for your overnight stop with time to shop for souvenirs or any extra gear you may need. Namche, the main trading village in the Khumbu region, is the historic meeting point for Hindu traders from the lowlands and Tibetan yak caravans. It remains a global melting-pot (and now even boasts an Irish pub!).

Day 5 : Rest and Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar (3,441 m / 11,290 ft)

After yesterday's significant gain in altitude, you'll take today off to relax and acclimatize. 

The tourist Capital and the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region - Namche Bazzar, well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries and lots of branded and local shops selling the daily needs. Although its rest day for acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel and see beautiful views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Khumjung village is a brimming little town which is beautifully filled by the Sherpa community. Walking through the Sherpa village will be a unique experience to understand the real lifestyle of Sherpa people.

Day 6 : Trek to Tengboche (3,870m / 12,697 ft m)

From Namche, the trail follows the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi River. After the acclimatization day up in Namche, you'll be ready to hit the road to Everest base camp again. As you leave Namche, you'll catch an outstanding glimpse of the Himalaya, marking the world's highest elevations.

You'll continue along the trail. There are numerous tea shops along the way, so you can stop for a cup of Nepali chiya with the view of Ama Doblom.

Finally, you'll make a steep descent over the river along yet another suspension bridge. The village of Phunki Tenga where we will stop for another mountain lunch. Load up on carbs over lunch as you enjoy the scenery. From there, you'll face another steep climb. The shady path zigzags through rhododendron forests and high-altitude vistas—keep your eyes peeled for the region's colourful mountain bird species. Finally, you'll arrive at Tengboche, home to a legendary Buddhist monastery, the largest in the Khumbu.

Day 7 : Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m / 14,305 ft)

After having morning tea with the sunrise view over the Everest Massive, you'll now descend steeply through thick forest. You'll cross over the Imja Khola River, part of the Dudh Khosi river. From there, you'll arrive at the village of Pangboche, which is situated directly opposite Ama Dablam, one of the region's landmark summits. Because of the village's unique location, you'll be able to admire stunning and immersive views of the mountain. You'll also be able to see a gompa, or Tibetan monastery, along with sacred Buddhist mani walls.

After another few hours of trekking, you'll arrive at Dingboche, where you'll be spending the night.

Day 8 : Acclimatization & rest day at Dingboche (4,360 m / 14,305 ft)

After a strenuous few days of continuous climbing, your body is likely ready for a rest. Luckily, you'll have the whole day in Dingboche to relax and up for an acclimatization hike.

Head up to higher elevations along upper Dingboche, where you'll find a more traditional feel than the lower, trekker-oriented part of town, which is mostly made up of guesthouses and tea lodges. If you're up for a small day hike, you can head to an old Buddhist hermitage, known as Nangar Dzong. There's also a peak along the ridgeline called Dolma Ri which you can easily reach on foot. There, you'll find strings of bright prayer flags and a scenic viewpoint.

Day 9 : Trek to Chukhung (4,730 m / 15,518 ft)

Today It’s an easy day! After the guesthouses on the top of Dingbuche village, the trail continues between the hills towards the herding area of Yaks. The view of the Island peak, Ama Dablam, and surrounding is truly breathtaking. The hidden geography of Chukhung village lies around 3 hours walk from Dingboche. until you are on the top of the  Chukung ridge it stays hidden.

Day 10 : Acclimatization & rest day at Chukhung (4,730 m / 15,518 ft)

It’s time for another rest and gets your body Acclimatize before we head to the Kongma La pass.

On this day you can head up to the higher elevations towards the chukhung Ri or chukhung Tse. From here you can remark the stunning views of Nuptse(7,861m /25,790), Everest(8,848.86m / 29,031), Lhotse (8,516m / 27,940 ft), Island Peak (6189m / 20,305 ft), Ama Dablam (6,814m / 22,355 ft), Taboche (6501m / 21328 ft), and many more. Just above the top of chukhung there is a memorable of Jerzy Kukuczka, a polish mountaineer who fell in arms of death while attempting Lhotse from a new route.

Day 11 : Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m / 16,208 ft) via Kongma La pass (5,535 m / 18,160 ft)

After taking a good rest and acclimatization you should be ready for the highest pass you would be traversing through in this journey. The trail to Kongma La Pass goes along the west of Nuptse Glassier. After crossing the stream the trail goes through the long climb up the grassy ridge. It’s mostly climbing today. After some ascents and descents, you will come across the beautiful glacial lakes. The pass is close by just above the ridge covered in prayer flags and spirituality at the altitude of 5535m.

It’s the highest among the all the passes in Everest reason. After the long and challenging walk, the views heavenly from the top. You can admire more than 20 different peaks including Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, etc.

After spending some time on the top of Kongma La pass we will head right towards the North. In a while, you will come across the massive and popular Khumbu Glaciar. It will take you about 2 hours of tiring across the glacier and the village of Lobuche is waiting for you.

Day 12 : Trek to Gorak Shep (5,164 m / 16,942 ft) and visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,599 ft)

After breakfast, we start our trek to Base Camp. Following a rocky moraine path, we see an icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill trek brings us to Gorak Shep, a dry, sandy lakebed that sports an ominous moniker (the name means "Graveyard of Crows.") It's simple.

But you're not stopping yet. Continue on, climbing along the Khumbu Glacier at a slow but steady pace in your bid to reach Everest Base Camp. Finally, after a long day at high altitudes, the payoff arrives. Stop to take photos and relax in the world-famous threshold for all summit expeditions. After some time to admire your surroundings and wander around the camps with the climbers by the help of your guide you'll make your way back down to Gorak Shep, where you'll spend the night.  

Day 13 : Trek / Climb to Kalapattar (5,545m / 18,192 ft) then trek down to Lobuche (4,940 m / 16,208 ft)

It’s time to catch the most beautiful view of the entire trek. The views from the top of Kala phatter is something to cherish for the rest of your life. You will aim to get there for sunrise view over the Everest. From Gorakshep Its up, up and up you go, until you see prayer flags and stunning views. After spending some time you will head back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and walk to the Lobuche. It’s an easy downhill walk to Lobuche, we will be saying goodbye to Everest base camp part.

Day 14 : Trek to Dzonglha (4850m / 15912 ft)

From Lobuche, the trail to Dzongla moves downhill keeping the Khumbu Glassier on the right. The trail is mostly downhill with a few ascends along the way. The peak of Ama Dablam is visible on the south-east and the peak of Tabuche and Choltase keep company on the left. We will eventually cross the Cholatse Lake and move straightforward. Crossing the stream of Cholatse Khola, the village of Dzongla can be reached in a few minutes of gradual ascends.

Day 15 : Trek to Gokyo via Chola Pass(5,420m / 17,782ft)

Leaving the mesmerizing village of Dzongla is almost heartbreaking. It was being an incredibly photogenic spot with the closest view of Cholatse and Lobuche.

As we climb higher, the Chola Lake began to appear and the Cholatse give beautiful look from the west. At the same time, Ama Dablam will be saying hello from the south.  The route continues to climb staying close to the rock wall. Depending on the weather, Crampons are advised tools as you will have to cross the glassier. You need to take great care here; as it can get dangerously icy. The pass is marked by prayer flags and spiritual cairns at the altitude of 5420m. From here you can take a close look of the majestic mountain peaks surrounding and glaciers. Trekking down to Thangnak is not very difficult. You will challenge ahead is Ngozumpa Glassier. This ice mass is the longest glacier in the Himalayas. The walking is tough and never-ending but the views come alongside will make you forget about it. You will cross few ponds/Lakes laying on the glassier. Continue gently up to the third lake the small settlement of Gokyo rests in tranquillity. 

Day 16 : Rest day at Gokyo (visit to Gokyo Ri, 5,357m / 17,576ft)

We start early today to Gokyo Ri (5,357m / 17,576 ft) which lies above the village. The steep climb of about four hours to the top is quite strenuous and takes about 3 to 4 hours, yet rewards with one of the best Mountain View spot in the Everest region. The scenery of Gokyo village, Nogzumpa Glacier, We can observe 4 of the 14 tallest mountain peaks of the world: Mt. Everest(8,848.86m / 29,031) Mt. Lhotse(8,516m / 27,940 ft), Mt. Makalu(8,463m / 27,766 ft), and Cho Oyu(8,188m / 26,864 ft) with a face-to-face distance. Is Magnificent! We then head back towards the valley to our lodge for breakfast. After that, we'll be sightseeing around the valley a bit and spend the rest of the day immersing ourselves in the beauty of the Himalayas. And enjoy the highest bakery of the planet with the coffee shot.

Day 17 : Trek to Marlung via Renjo La pass (5,360 / 17,585 m)

We take early breakfast today to go ahead for the final pass of the trek. Our trek goes through alongside the Gokyo Lake. After crossing the stream ahead of Gokyo Lake we will start climbing towards the Renjo Pass. The view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu follows your sight as you carry on ahead. Again at the top of the ridge, you will be welcomed by prayer flags and cretins with incredible views. That’s a Renjola Pass at the altitude of 5,360m / 17,585 ft. one of the most beautiful passes of the Himalayas. From here you can have the finest look over the Rolwaling Range, Ngozumpa Glassier, and many other mountains.  You will carry on ahead down south after the pass. Marlung is about 3:30 hours from the pass.

Day 18 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m / 11,290 ft)

From Marlung, the trail is easy and mostly downhill with little ascends. The trail mostly moves along the Bhote Koshi river with a view of Shar and Nup Straight Ahead. Soon we will reach the village of Thame. From here we will trek through the village of Samde, Thamo and Phurte with the peaks of Thyangmoche, Lhov, Sar and Nup can be seen in the south-west, while the Thamserku, Kusur Kangru and Kyanshar fill the south-est.

Day 19 : Trek to Lukla (2,860m / 9,383 ft)

Today marks your final day of trekking. The route follows the Dudhi Koshi River all the way back down to Lukla, where you'll spend your last night in the mountains. It's time for a farewell party - sample some regional chang (home-brewed rice beer) and learn some Sherpa dance steps. You have a successful trek to celebrate.

Day 20 : Fly to Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

On your last morning in the mountains, you'll wake up early to catch a morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at your disposal. If you didn't get a chance to see the city's main sights, you'll have a chance to now. You also might want to unwind with a massage or spa treatment in Thamel. Otherwise, you have the entire capital at your fingertips for sightseeing before you depart tomorrow.

Day 21 : Departure day

Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.


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