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Everest Three Passes Trek - Days

Trip Route

Lukla - Renjo La Pass - Cho La Pass - Kala Patthar - EBC - Kongma La pass - Tengboche

Trip Facts

Group Size
1+ PAX
Trip Grade
Max. Elevation
5,645 M/18,515 FT
Full Board on Trek
Best Season

Everest Three Passes Trek Highlights

  • Crossing non-technical multiple passes Renjo La Pass (5464 m), Cho La Pass (5420 m), and Kongma La Pass (5535 m)
  • Ascend six beautiful viewpoints (Sunder Peak, Gokyo Ri, Ngozumpa Tse, Awi Peak, Kala Patthar, and Chhukung Ri)
  • Get a close view of above 8000 m peaks- Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and more snowcapped peaks,
  • Get finest sights of turquoise lake Gokyo Lakes, Cholatse Lake, Imja Lake, Kongma La Lake
  • Explore the Buddhist culture at monasteries and the Sherpa community
Everest Three Passes Trek alternate trail to Everest base camp with crossing Renjo la, Cho La, and Kongma La. Everest high passes trail spreading into different glacier valleys- Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja. Everest three passes trek gives good opportunity to climb amazing viewpoints Gokyo Ri, Sunder/Sundar Peak, Awi Peak, Kala Patthar, Chukhung Ri, and Ngozumpa Tse. Hiker recognized Everest high Pass trek is more adventure than expected. Trekkers experience adventures in the freezing temperature and mountainous landscapes. Everest Three Passes trek offers several different day trips from campsites. Like Gokyo Ri, Ngozumpa Tse, Awi Peak, Kala Patthar, Chhukung Ri, and Ama Dablam base camp. Viewpoints reward great views of the mountains, glaciers, turquoise lake snowcapped peaks, and unmatched terrain.
Trekking to Everest High Passes Trek is physically tough hiking that recommended to high attitude experienced trekkers. The road to Everest base camp via three passes complete ramble on the unstable and rocky path. The path includes strenuous ascending and steeply downhill on an unsteady trail. Everest circuit trek is combined with the Buddhist culture, lush green nature, and high snow terrain with soaring mountains. The Everest high passes trek trail extends from tropical climate to trans-Himalayan terrain. The lower section of the trail is covered by villages and lush green rhododendron forests. Then the route continues beyond the human hamlet on the moraine and glacier.
The route is elaborate by charming Buddhist culture that makes the trail colorful and impressive. En route, trekkers explore whitewashed stupa, gompa, carved stone, and a series of stone cairns. Visit Buddhist monasteries to witness colorful Buddhist rituals and take blessings from monks. These famous ancient monasteries are Tengboche, Khumjung, Pangboche, Thaktul, Ksharok, and lawundo.
Musical trek designed 16-days Everest three passes trek itinerary and it is best option to explore the Everest region. So the High Pass trek program can customize on the hiker schedule. Everest three passes trek cost depends on the group size and services included and excludes.
Everest Three Passes trek commences with a brief mountain flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla. From Lukla, reaching Namche Bazar in 2 days' walk with crossing numbers of the high suspension bridge. Then follow the trail to Renjo La (5360 m), passing thru the birthplace of history creator mountaineer Apa Sherpa and Kami Rita Sherpa. Renjo La Pass rewards the stunning mountain vista of four mountains out of fourteen world's highest peaks. Including Mt Everest (8,848 m), Makalu (8,463 m) , Lhotse (8,516 m) , and Cho Oyu (8,201 m).
From Gokyo lake can add a day trip to undercover Ngozumpa Tse, 5th and 6th Gokyo Lake on the head of the Ngozumpa glacier. Also, climb Gokyo Ri then admire immerse sceneries of the green-blue lake, glacier, and snowcapped mountains. Then trailhead to perplexing Cho La pass (5420 m) and then stepping to Khumbu glacier. We then onward iconic Everest base camp that set on the moraine of Khumbu glacier on foot of the Khumbu Icefall.

A side trek to Everest base camp (5,364 m) and Kala Patthar summit (5,645 m) make Everest three passes trek memorial and unforgettable. We follow a small seasonal path onto the Khumbu glacier. Towards the highest trekking pass of Everest 3 passes trek. Kongma La (5,535 m) provides a stunning view of the 5th highest Mountain, mount Makalu and Amadablam with together Imja valley. Chhukung village is located on foot of the Lhotse Shar glacier and can conduct day trips to Chhukung Ri, Island Peak base camp, and Imja Lake. On way to Lukla cultural excursion in Tengboche monastery. The Sherpa celebrates Mani Rimdu festival in October/November. Upon arrival, Namche Bazar made a circuit of Everest high passes trek. Then last short, another long day trek to Lukla for getting back Kathmandu.
Everest three pass route get pretty close-up to Nepal popular trekking peak. If you hoping to experience a technical climb then add Island/Imja peak and Lobuche peak in your program.

Daily itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport receiving by your trek guide with fresh wreath then transfer to your hotel. Your trek guide stays standby at the airport with your name on the signboard. After arriving the hotel have own time until official meeting an evening.

Early in the morning drive to Domestic terminal of Tribhuvan international airport then board on a small plane to Lukla. Savoring the mountain panorama and diverse landscapes throughout the flight journey. You will be a thrilling landing experience in Lukla airstrip. We collect the luggage, we walk through the forest and villages to Phakding. A colorful trail to Phakding village is mostly descending downhill, and enjoy the stunning view of the lush green valley below high mountains. After arriving Phakding village short side trek to a nearby monastery and remote Sherpa village, Thulo Gumela.

The exciting day of Renjo La pass and Gokyo Valley Trek, the trek starts from Phakding and easy climb by the riverside of the thrilling milky river. We enter to Sagarmatha national park and checking Renjo La and Gokyo valley trek permits bypassing Manjo village. Afar Sherpa settlement Jorsalle village trek through lush rhododendron and pine forest to Namche Bazar with thrilling experience crossing tallest suspension bridge of the Everest Trekking. Enjoy the peek of Mount Everest from the viewpoint. Picturesque Namche Bazar is must visit place in Nepal where have a verity of accommodation, local to the multi-cuisine restaurant, handicraft, café, bar, and the local market. Afternoon short hike to a viewpoint near to Everest national park heart quarter and have stunning sunset on Mount Everest along with other snow-clad peaks. Also, encounter rainbow color Himalayan Monal on way back to the hotel.

The trail leads to the twin villages Khumjung and Khunde, the most charming Sherpa villages in the Khumbu region. As the trail ascends higher the view of the panoramic Himalayas come closer including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Taboche, Cholatse, Thamserku, Kwangde Peak, and the gorgeous Ama Dablam. While at Khumjung village explore Hillary school and the 500 years old Buddhist monastery where can sights “Yeti skull”. After lunch, the trail continues Khunde where we can visit another ancient monastery and the hospital which was funded by Edmund Hillary. On the way back to Namche Bazar, we will pass the yak breeding farm, the Sherpa museum where we can still see the traditional costumes of Sherpa people. Also possible to visit The Everest view hotel en route to Khumjung Village.

From Namche Bazar, the trail turn left fellow the trade route between Nepal and Tibet. The trek is a gradual up passing lush green forest, villages, monasteries with great view of the Mountains and valley. You may spot wild animals such as deer, mountains goats, colorful birds etc. After crossing the Bhote Koshi River, the trail ascends steeply up to the climber village, Thame where 21 times Everest climber Apa Sherpa, 23 times Everest climber Kami Rita Sherpa and first Everest summiteer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa take a birth and raised.

En route to Lunden village short climb to a ridge for the picturesque view of the Thame village and mountains. The trail passes through few Sherpa homesteads on the Riverbank. Further trek follows the trail which commences to Nangpa La (5,810 m), a salt trading route where the Tibetan traded with Khumbu people till 2008. After the cross, the small wooden bridge leaves the trade route behind then short climb on the meadow to Lunden village. Trekking into the pasture where often spot the wild animals are grazing on the dwarf shrubs.

Crossing adventure Renjo La Pass will give you a thrilling and challenging trekking experience. Leaving early in the morning with steeply climbing on the mountains also enjoys with the breathless view of lofty valley and mountains. Renjo La pass, the lowest elevation pass and the best view of the Himalayas among that provide grand Mountain View including four 8000 m mountain with numerous trekking peak and turquoise glacier lakes. The trek moved to Gokyo valley next to Gokyo Lake (Dudh Pokhari) mountain walled Ngozumpa glacier. In the evening might see more travelers than Thame Valley because of the Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri (5360 m). Around 10 lodges are standby for the accommodation from budget to luxury.

Today we reserve rest day at Gokyo Lake and enjoy yourself with gorgeous Himalayas view and Himalayan glacier. Also, walk around Gokyo Lake (3rd lake) where often see an image of mountains in the lake. We applaud ascend to Gokyo Ri (5360 m) to see superb sunset on the panoramic Himalayas.
For the alternative day trip, long day tour to Ngozumpa Tse, it is miracle viewpoint also the best place to see a close view of Mount Cho Oyu with entire huge Gokyo Lake. For Gokyo fifth, Lake Tour must travel with adequately of drinks and energy bar for energy. Also, catch the awe-inspiring outlook of the north side of Mount Everest. The route is pretty tough most of the path is on lateral moraine of Ngozumpa glacier but closely summit has an unstable rocky section. It is worth a tough side trek which rewards phenomenon scenery of snow peak, glacier, and uncountable turquoise lake.

You have an option side trek to Gokyo Ri, implausible viewpoint for the snow-clad mountain view the Everest region and the large Ngozumpa glacier. The glacier stretching all way to Cho Oyu Mountains and sixth Gokyo Lake from Pangkha. After exploration, the Mother Nature from Gokyo Ri returned to the lodge. The short trek to Dragnak/Thagnak commences over the Ngozumpa glacier with looking breathtaking mountain view of Cho Oyu and Gyangchung peak. It about 3-4 hours trekking on the moraine to Dragnak village which also called Cho lo base camp. It is advisable to follow the footprint of your guide and stay closely where crusade of glaciers feel. Then have early dinner and timely bed as well because of starting trek early in the morning for Cho La pass.

Crossing another high altitude trekking pass en route of Everest three passes trek. Cho La Pass walking on the rocky and icy technical route that connecter of the Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp. We highly suggest packing snow/ice spike for safety during the December to May trekking period. The hike starts early in the morning with steeply climb up on the valley, the last section of the path to Cho La summit is completely rocky and icy. We then walk down from the pass aside of the glacier Cho la lake and snow to another ridge. The rocky top provides extensive Himalaya's range of Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse and Taboche peak. The further trail to Zonglha village is steeply downhill on the rock and stony where have to deal carefully. The mountain lodge situated the bottom of the Cholatse and Taboche peak above the Cholatse lake.

You deserve easy day after crossing physical demanding Cho La pass, a trail to Lobuche village is comparatively easier than any other trek day. A downhill path continues on the seasonal yak pasture where often spot mountain marmot on bottom of Lobuche peak, Cholatse, also get a spectacular view of Mt. Ama Dablam and Pumori. Lobuche settlement is the junction of Everest base camp trek and Cho La Pass definitely, meet-up with more adventure minded people. On another hand, you can visit Awi peak en route to Lobuche.

A distance from Lobuche to Gorakshep is nearby but because of the altitude effect, it takes approximately 3 hours to reach Gorakshep. We trek on flatten meadows west side of Khumbu glacier up to Lobuche pass. From Lobuche, pass trek carries on rocky and pebble unstable trail on the Khumbu glacier moraine to Gorakshep. The entire hike to Gorakshep provides incredible views of mountain panorama including Pumori (7167 m), Lobuche Peak (6119 m), Khumbutse (6639 m), Nuptse (7879 m), Lingtren (6713 m) with the large Khumbu glacier. Upon arrival Gorakshep lodge reserve the room then keep belonging in the room. After early lunch starts Everest base camp side trek on a rocky path in cold temperature. Everest base camp tour takes around 5-6 hours for a round trip, the gravel path is pretty small also stuck on human traffic. Everest base camp set on the midst of Khumbu glacier on end of Khumbu icefall, during the spring (April/May) several colorful tented camps set on top of the moraine. Iconic Everest base camp is decorated with Tibetan flags and has several Chhorten also sign are written on a rock. After having tremendous time returning back to Gorakshep.

The early morning begins side trek to Kala Patthar summit (5,645 m), walking against steeply up with viewing the best mountain panorama and glacier with the enormous Everest base camp. It would be hard to walk uphill on wintry temperate that’s why we should wear enough warm cloth for Kala Patthar. A trail passing the world's highest elevation fashion show stage that done January 2020 behalf of the promotion of the visit Nepal 2020. Also, spot the world's highest altitude cabinet meeting place that done against global warming. On the end section walking on a rocky path where you need extra takecare because of the risk of slippery. From the Kala Patthar summit get excellent sights of Mount Everest and several other snowcapped peaks. You will have a close distance view of Mt Everest above the Khumbu icefall. On arrival Gorakshep, have delicious breakfast then trek further down to Lobuche village.

Kongma La Pass (5,535 m), the highest trekking pass en route of Everest three passes trek which is worth doing it for the excellent adventure experience. On the way to Kongma La Pass, it offers a special view of Makalu, Baruntse and Ama Dablam with gorgeous Imja valley. A trek begins early morning from Lobuche then walking on Khumbu glacier. The path onto the Khumbu glacier is unclear and request follows your guide footprints. Upon cross the moraine uphill trail beings and stretch up to Kongma la pass summit. Kongma la summit presents the outstanding view of Mount Makalu with a turquoise lake as well as spectacular Mount Ama Dablam. From here Everest high passes route steeply descending to Dingboche with admiring exception Mountain View and the valley. Before reaching camp come cross with Island peak climber on way.

Dingboche is a large Sherpa village north side of Mount Ama Dablam where about 20 lodges are currently providing room and food for travelers. The downhill path taking into the villages and forest to Namche Bazar, also passing the oldest Buddhist monastery at Pangboche and the most popular Buddhist monastery in Tengboche also visit Deboche nunnery monastery. The monastery has great value in the Sherpa community and a huge number of the locals attend on Mani Rimdu Festival during October/November. The trail to Namche Bazar encloses up and down with magnificent mountain views. From Tengboche monastery ramble solid downhill to the bank of Dudh Koshi River. We resume trek after lunch at Phungi Thenga then gentle climb and follow easy Buddhist flavor route to Namche Bazar.

Today we completing Everest circuit trek by the reaching to Lukla, the last day of the trek is a fairly long walk by passing Sherpa villages, colorful rhododendron forest and crossing suspension bridges. Walking down along the Dudh Koshi River till Tadho Koshi then about 2-hours uphill trek to Lukla village.

In the morning short walk to Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla. We take an earlier flight to Kathmandu, a 45-minute flight considers a scenic flight. It offers Ariel Mountain view and a meandering river with colorful diverse landscapes of the countryside. On arrival at Kathmandu airport transfer to your hotel. Stroll around Thamel Street and alley then evening we host farewell dinner.

Your Himalayan journey the Everest Three Passes Trek ends-up with us by today. We hope you had enjoyed your mountain vacation with our team that remind lifetime trekking memories. Musical adventure trekking arrange airport transfers, 4 hours before your internation scheduled flight.

What's included?

  • International and domestic airport transfer airport/hotel/airport
  • Everest three passes trekking permit (Everest National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fee)
  • Experienced English speaking licensed guide with salary, accommodation, food & Insurance
  • Three meals a day during the trek in the mountains (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits Apple, Banana, Orange, etc
  • Complimentary trekking equipment's like four seasonal sleeping bag and dawn Jacket (should be returned upon completing the trek)
  • Waterproof Duffle bag to keep your stuff during the trek
  • Everest Three Passes Trekking Map
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket with together your guide
  • First aid medical kit, oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Normal lodge/guesthouse base accommodation during trek in the mountain
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepalese restaurant with live cultural dance

What's not included?

  • Travel and medical insurance which should cover emergency evacuation
  • Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal expense hot shower, laundry, internet, battery charge, etc
  • Porter to carry your bag pack
  • Gratitude to your guide and porter

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip

Essential Information

The best season for the Everest three passes trek?

As it high altitude trek as well as crossing three different passes above- 5000 mtr. It is very important to select the right season for trekking to Everest high passes. Upmost two different seasons are recommended spring and autumn are good. The post-winter from the second week of March thru May is recommended. Most of the time sunny day with a clear sky and offers a glorious sunset over the snow peak. Then autumn from the 2nd week of September to the end of November is the best time of the year. It is post-monsoon, the sky always clear and get a good view of humid lush green valley, White Mountain, glacier, and the turquoise lakes. Monsoon (June to August) is the rainy season and high chance of Lukla flight delay or cancellation for several days. From December to February is winter in Nepal and the passes might block due to the heavy snowfall.

Communication mode in the Everest Three Passes Trek

The pay-able Wi-Fi is available in most of the lodges and Ncell SIM also working several villages. 3G/4G data internetworking in Ncell SIM card. Due to the cold temperature phone connectivity and internet system might not working after sunset.

Hire Guide and Porter for Everest Three [High] Passes Trekking

A guide is mandatory for safety concerns to rambling over Everest three passes trek. A lot of benefits can have on the trek from an experienced, skillful, and knowledgeable trek guide. A trekking guide is very helpful to explore the exotic culture, pristine nature, wildlife, glacier, and wilderness route. It is a great hiking experience with a Sherpa guide who always gives you positive vibes. The Sherpa guide is familiar with the entire route and also side trips of Everest three passes trek. We provide friendly and experienced trek guides who always give correct information and led into a major attraction. Also, stay stress-free of the accommodation and food, your guide makes room reservations via Phone call or passing messages. Everest three passes trek is a puzzling and daring trek route. The travelers should have positive vibes and mental preparation complete the adventure journey. Porter plays a vital role in the three passes trek. Our porter are strong and high attitude experienced. They are physically fit against the altitude and the unstable terrain and also known the trail.

Everest Three [High] Passes Trek Accommodation

On the route of Everest High passes trek, your accommodation arranging on standard level mountain lodge where a neat and clean room with a twin sharing bed. All the lodges/guesthouse belongs to the Sherpa family who also climbs mountains during the peak climbing season. The light is available throughout Everest three passes trekking route which supplies from solar and hydro-power. Both squat and English toilet are available all the places for human waste. All the guesthouse offered payable hot shower and free cold shower.

Possible side trek en route of Everest High [Three] Passes Trek

The Everest high passes trek is a complete single journey in Khumbu regions that provides the best of the Khumbu region including culture, architecture, a frozen glacier, turquoise lake, and high altitude passes. So as your vacation permits can also add on a few site trek which makes your trek the best of the best

Nangpa La Pass (5,806 m)
Nangpa La pass
, the trading route between Nepal and Tibet in the Khumbu region Nepal. The high altitude passes also the secondary route for the Mount Cho Oyu expedition. Nangpa la pass was recognized after the Tibetan refugee shooting in 2006. Nangpa La pass is located north of tourist hub Namche Bazar. The trail follows along the Bhote Koshi River through the Sherpa village until Arya guesthouse. Then travelers have to spend overnight at a tented camp beyond the Arya guesthouse. There are a few common good camping spots along the moraine like Kanchung, Dzasampa. Repeat passing stone hut and series of the stone cairn.
From Kanchung the trailhead on the moraine and the huge glacier on foot of the mountain. And the challenging hike continues on the crevasses and snowfield. The summit is decorated with Buddhist flags on the traditional Chorten. The surpass reward with a close-up view of the mount Cho Oyu and the number of the snow peak. From Nangpa la pass northeast trail leading to the Cho Oyu base camp for the Cho Oyu expeditions. Alert to the traveler, should travel with a guide because hard to find the path in the moraine, crevasse, glacier and the snow.

Sundar/Sunder Peak (5,360 m)
Newly discovered virgin viewpoint Sundhar peak located straight above Thame village at the height of 17,580 ft above sea level. The vantage point offers an excellent sight of the alpine valley with towering snow peaks. It is about a 7-8 hours day trip from Thame village with huge altitude gain in a single day. That rapid altitude changed helps a lot against high altitude acclimatization. The Sunder/Sundar peak route passing the ancient Thame Buddhist monastery then steeply ascending on the rocky trail on the ridge to the summit. The summit rewarded an excellent mountain view of Rolwaling mountain range, Thamserku, Mera peak, Kusumkangaru, Kangtega, Kwande also four eight thousand meter peaks on distance namely Cho Oyu, Mount Everest, Makalu & Lhotse.

Ngozumpa Tse (5,740 m)
The highest vantage point on Everest high passes trek in the Khumbu region. Ngozumpa Tse is a complete black ridge in the midst of the 6th & 5th Gokyo Lake at the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier. The trail is pretty good up to 5th Gokyo Lake on the rugged wilderness Gokyo valley at the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest Himalayan glacier. We follow gentle up the trail on the moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier with looking gorgeous view of the north face of Mount Everest and Cho Oyu, the world's 6th highest mountain. After the pass the 5th Gokyo Lake, we climb on the black mountain with subsequent pebble trail then the terminal trail is the complete black rock which also unsustainable. It is ample wilderness mountainous terrain which also windy as well. We should do a day trip with sufficient water, an energy bar, and meals. The summit of Ngozumpa Ri provides a close view of massif mount Cho Oyu and an ice-covered Himalayan glacier with a picturesque view of turquoise 4 Gokyo Lake. Once taken superb photos to trek back to Gokyo Lake and if time allows ascending to Gokyo Ri, catch glorious sunset on the panoramic Himalayas.

Mount Cho Oyu Base Camp
A side trek to Cho Oyu base camp is a mesmerizing day trip in Gokyo valley in the Everest region Nepal. Day trip on the Gokyo valley along the Ngozumpa glacier with passing series of the Gokyo Lakes. It is a long day hike, distance is approximately 20 Km to and fro. Glacial & unstable routes spread on the moraine and provide magical sceneries of snowcapped peaks.
Chain of turquoise Gokyo Lake fifth and fourth passing thru to the six Gokyo Lake and Mount Cho Oyu base camp. You’ll be walking above 4800 m and chance to face super cold as well as snow. No facilities beyond third Gokyo Lake better carry all necessary items foods and drinks. The base camp is covered by moraine and many glacier lakes. It is a good side trip and overnight in the tented camp would be a better option for a wild experience.

Italian Pyramid (5,050 m)
The glasshouse pyramid situated east side of the Lobuche peak on Khumbu valley which also known Italian research center for the climate. It was established in 1987 by trouper Italian mountaineer for aiming to measure the height of the surrounding mountains and the mountainous climate. There are several compartments at the complex for accommodation for travelers, examination room, press room, etc.

Imja Tsho/Lake (5,150 m)
One of the fast-growing glaciers lake in the Himalayas and the water drained out from the lake in 2016. The lake is situated at Imja valley on a base of the Island peak and also can reach after the physically demanding Ama Lapcha Pass trek. Massif Ima Tsho source is Lhotse Shar glacier and Barutnse glacier. So it is a day trip from Chhukung to Imja Lake which is approximately 8 km for a round trip. The Island peak base camp day hike begins subsequently breakfast with pack lunch and the appropriate drinking water. We follow the gentle up trail in the Imja valley, a rubble of the huge Himalayan glacier. Often chance to talk with island peak climber group and the adventurous trekkers heading down after concurred challenging Anphu Lapcha. Then pleasant walk on flattens path to the big rock where frequently see pre-training for the Island peak expedition. Tented camp at Island base camp and the lake is separated by a huge moraine-like ridge. Once walked to that moraine point have a spectacular view of the frozen Island glacier lake. The entire hike provides captivate Mountain View with wasteland landscapes.

Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,600 m)
The large Khumbu area contemplates the most beautiful Himalayan valley where has stunning high snow mountains with fascinating Sherpa culture. Mother neckless base camp is another famed side trek in Everest National park Nepal. Amadablam base camp can be added on any of the treks leading to Gokyo valley, EBC, Island peak, Everest high passes trek, Everest view trek, and Ama lapcha pass as well. ABC is beyond the Everest base camp highway in the peaceful terrace with having the sound of the mountainous nature, branch trail leading up the east bank of the Imja Khola from Pangboche village. After crossing a rain-washed wooden bridge on the glacier river mild climbing up on the herb shrubs where often spot Yak grazing with a cute baby. Continuing hike with passing permanently local lodge to Ama Dablam base camp. ABC is colorful twice a year in April/May and October/November regularly sights colorful tented camp with acclimatized climbers. Possible to hike additional up than legendary Amadablam BC which also gentle up on the ridge with approaching superb Mountain views of Amadablam, Taboche, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kangtega Lobuche, Cholatse, Pumori, Mount Everest with boondocks valley. Better to climb up here before noon can see a blue sky with clear the Mountain.

Chhukung Ri (5,553/5,820 m)
The black rocky mount in Imja valley stretches to the end of the Lhotse Shar. It is the best side trek to view the world's 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8485 m). The distance of the Chukung hamlet to the peaks is about 4 km round trip. Unofficially there are two summits and the upper viewpoint is the main but most trekkers though the lower peak (5553 m) with a Buddhist praying flag is the one. There is a clear and unwavering path till the first peak then a rocky trail to the top. Chukhung Ri side trek offers breathless mountain view with together Imja valley. It about 4 hours high attitude trekking should carry sufficient drinks and energy for the journey.

Kongde View Hotel (4220 m)
The high elevated luxury accommodation set at the height of 4220 m above the sea level on the mountain. There is two amenity lodge with providing the best view of 4 highest mountains above 8000 mtr namely Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu beside that can see Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Khumbutse, Taboche, Island peak, Pumori, Kongde, kangtega etc. I have found traverse are interested to visit Kongde View Hotel but costly (Room and food). There is 2 option to reach Hotel Kongde view which is from Thame and Tok Tok village. But can do dayside trek only from Tok Tok village which takes around 11 hours in a round trip. Musical adventure trekking conduct day tour to Kongde view from Tok Tok. From Tok Tok huge climb-up (1500 m) throughout a pristine forest of pine and rhododendron as well wild herb bushes. Should go with plenty of drinking's, energy bar and pack-lunch. Few trekkers traverse throughout this route which is very silence as well where supreme coincidental to sights wild animals and colorful Himalayan pheasant. Also can have a picturesque view of the Namche bazaar and Monju. We recommend trek over here in March/April where the Himalayan wilder flower is blooming. The entire trail is fairly small but still can see marked to the hotel while coming back should extra care because of the steeply down on crumble path and even windy also in the late afternoon.

Everest High Passes Trek difficulty and Physical requires

Everest three passes trek is a physically and mentally exhausting mountain trek. The trekkers must prepare physically and mentally. You need to be well prepared and self-motivation and self-assurance are key of success. About three weeks trek led into each corner of the remoteness Everest region. The trail onto the glacier and over the three passes (Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass & Kongma La Pass) often blur due to the snowfall and climates. The unstable path, cold temperature, basic infrastructure, etc make trek taught. We friendly request trekkers complete pre-training before the board on the trip.

Everest High Passes Trek Permits Cost

Trekking permits are mandatory for doing Everest High passes trek. Everest three passes trek permits cost Rs-5000 (Approximately U$D50). The permits are Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality and Sagarmatha National Park. Both permits can buy Monju (Entrance of Everest national park)

Where to begins and exit the Everest High Passes Trek

There are a few options to begin the Everest three passes trek but the standard 3 passes trek starts from Lukla. Different airlines operating daily flights from Kathmandu/Manthali to Lukla airport. And then hike begins into the Dudhkoshi valley. 35-minute brief fight classified as scenic mountain flight that offers grand vista. Also shared or private chopper available to and fro Lukla. Also can drive to Salleri/Phaplu/Khari Khola/Bamti Bhandar. Then rambling into the scenic landscapes and the villages. It is a full-day drive on the zigzag mountain road. I guarantee it gives the best off-road drive experience in the mountains. The trek length depends on where the journey starts, the nearest jeep station from Luka is Khari Khola, a 2-days extra trek. These extra days help altitude acclimatize before trailheads to Three Passes. Then exiting with fly-out from Lukla.