Complete Details of Everest Three Passes Trek

22 Dec 2020 Musical Trek


Everest three passes trek is the scenic and adventure trekking trail in the Khumbu region. It lets you experience a real high-altitude adventure by crossing three high passes. Everest high passes the trek route led into the different glacier valleys of Khumbu. The trail ascends exceptional viewpoints that reward breathtaking sceneries of mountains and glaciers. A trail crossing three high passes Renjo La (5,360 m), Cho La (5,420 m) & Kongma La (5,535 m). Also summit Awi Peak (5,227 m), Kala Patthar (5,645 m), Chhukung Ri (5,560 m), Sundar/Sunder Peak (5,360 m), Gokyo Ri (5,360 m), and Ngozumpa Tse (5,553 m). En route of the trek explore the turquoise lakes like Imja Lake, Cholatse Lake, Gokyo Lake, and Kongma Lake. The high passes trek is recommended for the good physical level folk. Who are looking to do a truly bold adventure on the unstable path onto the glacier valley and rugged mountain. Where trekkers need to walk approximately 10-12 Km a day while ascending and about 15-20 Km to descend. Contact us through WhatsApp:+9779851138499 for the prompt message or drop the email:

Everest High/Three Passes Trek Itinerary

Everest high passes trek itinerary can be built in different ways based on your preference. It is one of the longest trek routes in the Everest region that can be done in 3 or 4 weeks. Trek length depends on the walking distance a day and choosing side day trips. There are various ways to begins the Everest three/high passes trek. Either fly To Lukla airport or take a day’s drive from Kathmandu to Khari Khola, the nearest bus station.

Wherever the journey begins there is a single route till Namche Bazar. Then the option to choose a clock or anti-clockwise to go over the three passes. A hike starting from Khari Khola/Phaplu/Pikey Peak is simply best than fly Lukla airstrip. It takes a few extra days to join the main trail but definitely worth a visit. Wiser to keep some leisure day between instead of keep hiking because acclimatization is required. Most popular and recommend itinerary of Everest high/three passes trek

17-Days Standard Everest High/Three Passes Trek Itinerary
Day 01:
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla then trek to Phakding (2,620 m)
Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 m)
Day 03: Rest day in Namche Bazaar and day trip to Hotel Everest View
Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazar to Thame (3,860 m)
Day 05: Day trip to Sunder/Sundar Peak (5,350 m)
Day 06: Trek from Thame to Lunden village (4.650 m)
Day 07: Trek from Lunden trek to Gokyo Lake (4,770 m) via Renjo La pass (5,360 m)
Day 08: Climb to Gokyo Ri and trek to Dragnak/Thagnak village (4,700 m)
Day 09: Trek from Dragnak village to Zonglha via Cho La Pass (5,420 m)
Day 10: Trek from Zonglha to Lobuche (4,920 m) Via Awi Peak (5,227 m)
Day 11: From Lobuche trek to Gorakshep (5,180 m) and side trek to Everest base camp
Day 12: Side trek to Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,645 m) and trek to Lobuche
Day 13: From Lobuche crossing Kongma La Pass (5,535 m) to Chhukung village (4,780 m)
Day 14: Trek from Chhukung to Tengboche monastery (3,838 m)
Day 15: Trek from Tengboche monastery to Monju (2,940 m)
Day 16: Trek from Monju to Lukla (2,860 m)
Day 17: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,345 m)

20-Days Everest High/Three Passes Trek Drive-In and Out Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (2,420 m)
Day 02: Drive to Thamdanda then trek to Surkey (2,520 m)
Day 03: Trek from Surkey to Phakding (2,620 m)
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 m)
Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazaar and day trip to Hotel Everest View
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazar to Thame (3,860 m)
Day 07: Day trip to Sunder/Sundar Peak (5,050 m)
Day 08: Trek from Thame to Lunden village (4,650 m)
Day 09: Trek from Lunden trek to Gokyo Lake (4,770 m) via Renjo la pass (5,360 m)
Day 10: Climb to Gokyo Ri and trek to Dragnak/Thagnak village (4,700 m)
Day 11: Trek from Dragnak village to Zonglha via Cho La Pass (5,420 m)
Day 12: Trek from Zonglha to Lobuche (4,920 m) Via Awi Peak (5,227 m)
Day 13: From Lobuche trek to Gorakshep (5,180 m) and side trek to Everest base camp
Day 14: Side trek to Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,645 m) and trek to Lobuche
Day 15: From Lobuche crossing Kongma La Pass (5,535 m) to Chhukung village (4,780 m)
Day 16: Trek from Chhukung to Tengboche monastery (3,838 m)
Day 17: Trek from Tengboche monastery to Monju (2,940 m)
Day 18: Trek from Monju to Lukla (2,860 m)
Day 19: Trek from Lukla to Thamdanda then drive to Phaplu (2,450 m)
Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu (1,345 m)

Getting and exit on Everest High Passes Trek

There are several different starting points on the Everest High Passes trek. The trek duration depends on the starting and ending point of the trek.


Lukla is the main entrance of Everest three[high] passes trek, most trekkers fly-in, and fly out. A small 15-seat airplanes operate a daily flight from Kathmandu and Manthali to Lukla. About 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Tenzing-Hillary airport). And a 2o-minute flight from Manthali (Ramechhap) to Lukla. The Lukla airstrip spanned 527 m in length and 30 m in width, small weather forecast changes also affect the flight. If prefer to start a trek from a lower elevation, Phaplu airport is also an option. Tara Air and Summit airlines operate three flights a week from Kathmandu to Phaplu. Whenever regular flights are delayed or canceled due to the weather forecast. Most travelers take a private and shared helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla. The chopper carries 4/5 people (depending on weight) and the cost depends on the demand and the price rise-up during the peak trekking season. 

By Road

The Everest three passes trek can be done by drive-in and out which is a bit longer than flight. In recent days the jeep road constructed till Thamdanda, about 4-5 hours trek from Lukla. Thamdanda is 6-7 hours off road drive from Phaplu/Salleri. From Phaplu jeep passes through forest & village that offers stunning diverse landscapes & mountains. As it driving on the dust and mud road, the rain distracts the drive from June to early October.
The drive distance from Kathmandu to Thamdanda is roughly 350 Km and it takes 18 hours to complete the journey. The first section of the drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu takes 11/12 hours. The driving road to Phaplu is black-top and cement concrete. Then Phaplu to Thamdanda road is dusty and bumpy and about 6-7 hours drive. Kathmandu to Phaplu/Thamdanda jeep contact WhatsApp: +9779851138499 for the prompt message Or email:

How hard is the Everest High/Three Passes Trek?

Everest three passes trek widely recognized as one of the challenging trekking trails in the Everest region. That goes over many of the high passes above 5000 m and also the non-technical peaks are on the option. The weather is not predictable around this altitude, and anytime can be harsh not recommend travel alone. As the glacier melting, the moraine keeps moving, and not easy to follow other trekkers’ feet print and marked during the off-season. The Cho la pass is slippery as well as icy and since Kongma la pass is newly discover does not have a clear path.

Everest Three/High Passes Trek Permits Cost?

Everest high/three passes trek permits cost Rs-5000/USD45, except for Indian trekkers. That price included Sagarmatha national and Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality entrance fees. After that TIMS card in option which cost Rs-2000/U$D18 each head. All this three permits can be bought en route at Lukla/Monju before entering the national park.

Everest High/Three Passes Trek Cost?

Everest three passes trek can be organized tented camping and lodge trek. The camping trek cost is vastly different than the tea house trek. Also, luxurious accommodation is available in several Sherpa villages. Everest three passes trek cost depends on the facilities choosing along the route.  Nepal-based local trekking agency conducts Everest three/high passes trek package at USD1200. The trek price can be changed as services and trek duration extend.

Accommodation on Everest High Passes Trek

Everest three [high] passes trek accommodation, vary price ranges room available through the route. Sufficiently room available with private and shared bathroom. There are a lot of lodges along the road to Everest base camp. The room costs from U$D4 to U$D200 per night in the different villages. The private bathroom is available in several places and beyond that share bathroom. During the peak trekking season (spring & Autumn) need to book rooms in advance at Lobuche and Gorakshep. As it is limited room and overflowed, the accommodation sold out earlier. Most of the guesthouses have a light on the bedroom and toilet located end of the building. The thin light blanket, pillow, and bed sheet in the room.

Meals and drinking water on Everest three passes trek

Everest high passes trek foods and a lot of verities gastronomy are available along the three passes trek. Also can experience different tastes than back at home. The meals along the trek are hygienic and fresh cook with Sherpa savor. Varied food items are listed on the menu card like Chinese, Indian, Nepalese, Mexican, Italian, and continental, etc. We advised skipping the meat because the meat is not fresh except the valid canned meat. The fruits are available at Namche Bazar indeed the cost high. Luxury hot drinks are the option at Gokyo Lake, Namche Bazar, and Dingboche. The chocolate bar and dry fruits are also available in several places but as it has to carry from the nearest town it looks overpriced. In regards to the drinking water, mineral water is available throughout the journey that costs about U$D1 to U$D4 ltr. And boiling water is slightly cheaper. You may also take water purification tablets and disinfect the stream water and drink it. But still advised drink proper bottle water at Gorakshep.

Best season for Everest High/Passes Trek

Since a trek is challenging and the adventurous right time is mandatory the best season makes a trek easier and more comfortable. Maximum time traversing above 4000 m and possible to have snowfall any time from October to March.
Everest Three Passes trek is physical demanding journey that rapidly crosses above 5000 m trekking passes in a short period. And also walking on the glacier where the trail seasonally vanished. The adventure enthusiast hiker can go over the throughout the year but the best season rewards an awesome experience.

This is also known as the spring season and flourishing time in Nepal. We can see the flower blossoming up to 3500 m ASL. Throughout the march, chances to walk on the snow at 5000 m altitude. Also till the second week of the march the passes might block due to the snowfall in winter. April and May have mild temperatures during the day and negative temperatures at night. We recommend micro-spike for over the passes in the march. Beyond 15 May possibilities of rain but still, get a good view of the Himalayas. Spring is a varied season, the trekker experience blossom of a flower, and comes across with the climber.

From early June to the end of august is monsoon in Nepal and also the rainy season in Nepal. The temperature is nice but needs to walk in the rain also the weather forecaster might disturb your Lukla flight. As trekking in the rain, there will be bushes and grasses on both sides of the trail. Then easily find the leeches/bloodsuckers on the trail below 4000 m. At this time easier cross the passes Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La. But possibly the cloud covers the mountains most of the time.

Autumn another best time of the year for the Everest three passes trek. And autumn from the end of September to the first week of November is the busiest time of the year in the mountain. Perfect weather no cloud yet all and the lush green valley turn to yellow. As it is post-monsoon thru the walk enjoy a superb view of mountains and blue sky. The temperature is very good for hiking no rain and no snowfall during this period. Also, the festival falls and witness the colorful festivals. Most of the time Lukla flight operates without any weather issues. At end of the November, the temperature plunge and might have snowfall above 4500 m asl. The pass is clear without any snow and ice then it rewards an incredible view of the glacier, emerald lakes, and panoramic mountains.

These three months do not recommend trek over the Everest high passes trek route. If the weather forecaster is good can do this trek in December but have to prepare against the freezing temperature. January and February are the snowfall season in Nepal. There will be heavy snow on the pass and not be easy to go over. That’s the reason till the early march some lodges are closed down at Lunden, Dzonglha, and Dragnag (Thaknag).

Electricity and Travel Adapter in Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest High Passes Trek is an almighty adventurous hike, on the rugged mountain. And the route extends the far distance of a permanent human hamlet. Hydroelectricity is available throughout the permanent village up to 4000 m altitude. Beyond that solar panel, power is accessible with limited energy. And possible to charge the electronic device with an extra sum. Still wiser to pack a torch/headlight.
M type power socket is using in Nepal and it is important to pack it in your bag. If there is no technical problem hydroelectricity is available till Thame and Pangboche. Beyond that limit, power supplies from solar power but still can charge the electronic device.

Internet and Wi-Fi connection on Everest High Passes Trek

The internet is compulsory in human life no matter whether traveling or working. During the holiday the internet makes it easier to connect with family and friends. There are several ways to stay connected on the internet but the service is not as good as back at home. The Wi-Fi services are available in each lodge up to Gorakshep and the prices are different. The telecom (Ncell & Ntc) 3G/4G also working several places as long as you have to insert a sim card on phone. Gokyo Ri etc.

Lukla Flight

Lukla airport is the getaway for Everest Region Trek and most of the trekkers fly from Kathmandu or Manthali. Sir Edmond Hillary helped to build the Lukla airport in 1964 AD and it measured 537 m in length and 30 m in width. Since the airstrip laying above the Dudh Koshi river at the foot of the mountain. The minor weather forecast disturbed the Lukla flight. The flight is often delayed a few hours and also cancels several days. Then few extra days are required to fill up the days before and after the trek. From Kathmandu 35-minute flight to Lukla and an 18-minute flight from Manthali. Manthali [Ramechhap] Airport is 140 Km east of Kathmandu and it is about a 5 hour’s drive.


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