Three Passes Trek - 21 Days

High Route to Everest Region
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Three Passes Trek
Chola pass
Kongmala pass
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At a Glance
Duration21 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
Maximum Altitude5,550 m
Best TimeMar-May, Sept-Dec

Three Passes Trek: Ultimate High Route in Everest, Nepal


The Three Passes Trek offers the ultimate trekking experience in the Everest region. This Everest Three High Passes trekking adventure is a challenging high route in NepalThe high-altitude route best suits experienced trekkers with good physical fitness who crave thrilling adventures and breathtaking landscapesThe epic exhilarating 3 Passes Trek explores not just one, not two, but four incredible valleys of Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja Tse in the Everest region. The traverse over Renjo La, Chola, and Kongmala will challenge your body and ignite your adventurous spirit. You will conquer 3 epic peaks of Gokyo Ri, Kalaparthar, and Chukung Ri with EBC on your journey of Everest base camp Three Passes Trek in Nepal. All these seven incredible landmarks stand above 5000 meters in elevation. There is no need to have any climbing skills to join this Nepal Three Pass Trek.

Everest's 3 High Passes of Renjo, Chola, and Kongmala in Nepal


Nepal's Three Passes Trek begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla. You spend two nights at Namche for proper acclimation. You will explore and hike the less-trodden trail through Thame and Lungden on your journey to GokyoThese incredible Himalayan settlements are nestled near the breathtaking Nepal-Tibet border. The ascend over Renjo La is challenging, but it offers stunning views, the best of its kind. Incomparable single-frame photo shots of parades of majestic Himalayan peaks, including the iconic Mt. Everest with serene Gokyo lakes. Your morning climb to Gokyo Ri is the first of the three peaks in our itinerary of the Everest three-pass trek. You have time to savor the breathtaking scenery; no words can explain it. You traverse over the biggest Ngoumpa glacier and Chola pass en route to Lobuche and Gorakshep. Our guide scouts you to scale the Kalapathar, the second peak, and have the most incredible experience of exploring the awe-inspiring Mt. Everest base camp. You will traverse the Kongmala, the less trodden and rugged mountain pass. From Chukung, we climb our third peak: Chukung Ri. It offers a stunning view of Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. While you descend to Lukla, you will be bewildered by exploring the Pangboche and Thyangboche monasteries.


How difficult is the Everest Three Pass trek?


This Everest Three Passes trek takes around 3 weeks to complete. It is a challenging trek on its difficulty level that will push your limits and test your endurance. It involves 4 – 8 hours of walking at a higher elevation of 5000 meters for a week. The better you prepare, the more you enjoy the adventure that promises stunning landscapes and great achievement. You can start the preparation for the epic adventure by engaging in comprehensive physical training. Such exercises are running, jogging, cycling, swimming, hiking, walking ups and downs starting with a day pack, and acclimatizing your body to altitude if possible. There are no age restrictions for joining the three-high pass trekking in Nepal. However, it is not suitable for pregnant women and people with heart issues.


Best Company and Safety backup on High Altitude treks in Nepal:


The Everest three passes trek is undoubtedly a challenging journey with its high-altitude traverses, rugged terrains, and unpredictable weather. You can mitigate the potential risk by implementing safety and being well-prepared for the adventure. Choosing the best company and skilled medical guide is paramount for a safe experience to high pass routes in the Himalayas. We (Mountain Monarch) carry a handy supplementary oxygen cylinder and a medical kit to ensure a safe journey. Our signature responsible travel policy of assigning a dedicated porter to each trekker sets us apart from the rest of the travel companies. It is a tangible and impactful action every trekker feels while your porter is walking with less weight and ready for any support. We ensure that the Nepal Three Passes trek journey goes as planned, and trek itinerary adjustment is possible if needed for some.


Trip Cost and Best Time for 3 Pass Trek


Spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) are the best times to join this Everest base camp three pass trek in Nepal. This season offers stable weather and clear skies. We provide an all-inclusive package at an affordable cost. This three passes trek cost includes all of your expenses on the trek. We provide the full board meal and stay ina twin-bedded room at a tea house on a hike. We ensure all trek permits and Lukla flights with a reliable guide/crew on service.


Join Three Passes Trek in Spring or Autumn 2024 and 2025


Are you looking for an incredible adventure? Look no further! Join us on this epic journey to Three Passes during the breathtaking Spring or tantalizing Autumn season of 2024 or 2025. This Everest base camp three passes trekking in Nepal will take your breath away. Get ready for jaw-dropping views, thrilling challenges, and unforgettable memories. Don't miss the opportunity to Immerse yourself in nature's wonderland and recharge your soul on this wonderful journey to Everest.



Everest Three High Pass Trekking Itinerary. Check out the hiking route, elevation, walking hours, accommodation, and meals.

Tour PlanExpand All
Day 1-2

Mountain Monarch representative will receive you at the Airport. Then, transfer you to the hotel check-in briefing about Hotel facilities. Pre-trek briefing and trek pack distribution. Traditional Nepali dinner with a cultural show in the evening. The next morning, a half-day city tour followed by gear checking and trek preparation

Day 3-5

Early morning flight to Lukla. 3 hour picturesque trek to Phakding for the first night sleeping in a mountain. Enter the Sagarmatha National Park World Heritage site. It offers spectacular high mountain views, including the majestic Mt. Everest. The following day acclimatization hike to Everest View Hotel. In the afternoon, explore the Sherpa Museum and the local market of Namche Bazar.

Day 6-8

Today, we hike to Thame, the clockwise direction of Everest Base Camp. We follow the West Bhotekoshi River valley towards Nyangpala Pass. This is a gateway of the Tibet-Nepal traditional way. It is a short day trek from Thame to Lungden. It takes about 4 hours to get to the Nangpa La. This is the glaciated pass on the Nepal-Tibet border. At Lungen, we spend our second day hiking to the surrounding Hills.

Day 09

Start early to reach Rinjola on top of time for a great view. The views from the pass are incredible Majestic. Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, the fourth highest in the world. There are many more gigantic Himalayan peaks, Cho- Oyu above 8000 m, in close view. We descend to Gokyo at an elevation of 4,7900 meters.

Day 10

We start a steady ascent of Gokyo Ri early in the morning. Average 4 hours walk to top Nepal's best panoramic viewpoint.  In the afternoon, we crossed the glacier sections to Thangna.

Day 11

We start walking in the early morning to avoid unforeseen situations. In addition, frozen conditions have more stability advantages. So, there are fewer chances of falling loose rocks before a pass. After the Pass, there are no hazardous sections to come across.

Day 12-13

We traverse high pasture land before we reach Lobuche. We get Lobuche by lunchtime. Walk the western side of Khumbu Glacier and pass the moraine to Gorak Shep. We hike Everest Base camp after lunch. It is a strenuous day excursion due to the high altitude.

Day 14

Early morning Ascent Kalapathar with the help of a flashlight. The trail is challenging to follow in the dark. But gets rewarding views from the summit of Kalapathar. We descend to the lodge and have breakfast before continuing to Lobuche.

Day 15-16

The route leads to wilderness away from the main trekking area. We walk carefully to climb and cross the glacier. Then we reach nearby the Nuptse wall. Steady climb toward the Kongmala pass, 5535 meters, the highest pass on our trip. The walk leads higher up and then descends towards the glacier pond. Furthermore, the walk leads to the Chukung village.

Chhukung Ri, 5,550 meters, is an accessible trekking peak. It used to be an NMA peak that required a climbing permit. Don't require any specific climbing gear and skills to summit this trekking peak. The summit view of parades of peaks is simply breathtaking.

Day 17-19

You descend the windy trail to Pangboche. We pass the beautiful village Dingboche, set on the Imjatse valley. We explore the Pangboche monastery, the oldest in Khumbu Valley. There can be a tendency to rush on the way back. We visit Tengboche Monastery, which sits on the lap of Amadablam Peak. We retrace our route back to Namche, making a big circle. We trek out to Lukla and spend the last night on the trek. We celebrate the success of the trek with our crew.

Day 20-21

This morning we fly back to Kathmandu. This will likely have Lukla to Ramechhpa flight and then drive to Kathmandu. It is due to the heavy air traffic at Kathmandu airport. The next day, we organized the airport transfer for the onward flight,

Cost Details
  • Airport transfers on both domestic and international flights
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin with breakfast.
  • Full board meals while on three passes trekking.
  • Responsible for trekking, having a Porter for each trekker
  • Accommodation at a teahouse or lodge on twin shares a private room.
  • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • A half-day guided city tour with a world heritage entrance permit.
  • All Domestic flights and airport taxes are listed in the itinerary.
  • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, and rain poncho as required.
  • Professional trek guide trained in Wilderness First Aid and trek crew with salary, wages, transportation, proper insurance, and required trek gear.
  • Supplementary OXYGEN cylinder  and comprehensive First Aid Kit as a safety backup
  • Complementary trek Duffle bag, Mountain Monarch T-shirts, and trek map
  • TIMS or VDC trekking permit, Everest National Park entry fees, VAT, all government taxes, etc.
  • Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kin
  • International Airfare
  • All beverage drinks
  •  Main meals ( Lunch and Dinner) in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like the hot shower, battering charge, wifi, and beverage drinks
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Start DateSeptember 29, 2024
End DateOctober 19, 2024
Route Map
Trek map of Three Passes in Everest
Altitude Chart
Everest three passes trekking elevation