Nepal Holiday Treks and TOurs

Everest 3 High Pass Trek ( Kongma La Pass 5535 m, Cho La pass 5368 m, Renjo La pass 5360 m)

17 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Pick and drop from Domestic airport to hotel and vice versa
Best Season
(March, April, May) and (September, October and November)
  •  Stay at teahouse during the trek
  • Stay at tourist standard hotel at Kathmandu  
  • 3 Meals a day (lunch, dinner and breakfast) with 3 cup of tea or coffee during the trek
Starts at/ Ends at
Lukla / lukla
Trip Route
Kathmandu, Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, Chhukung, Kongma La pass, Gorakshep, EBC, Chola Pass, Gokyo, Gokyo Ri, Renjo La, to Lukla


    • Trekking across the three major high pass
    • The Sagarmatha National Park
    • 118 bird species, rare mammals and wide species of flowers
    • Khumbu Glacier (4900 m) - the highest glacier on earth
    • Nepal’s highest airport Syangboche
    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    • Trek to the remote and hidden area of the Everest region
    • Witness Everest base camp and Kala patthar
    • Everest hotel –one of the world’s highest hotels
    • Explore Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku and many more.


Everest three High pass trekking

The Everest high pass trekking is an adventurous and most challenging trek in the Everest region. This trekking is best for adventure lovers who are looking for fun with more thrilling and adventurous Himalayans trek in Nepal. The Everest three pass trekking provides a closer look into the alien terrain, frosty altitude, and endless individual struggle at towering altitudes. In this trek, you will reach Everest base camp, passing through three highest passes in the Khumbu region- Kongma La Pass (5535 m), Cho La Pass (5420 m), and Renjo La Pass (5340 m). It will allow you to explore the hidden corners of the Everest region.

Moreover, Everest high pass trek take place in the Sagarmatha National Park region which covers an area of 1148 The vegetation of this region is tiny in sized and plants are not found at altitudes above 5750 m. This national park is home to 118 species of birds and rare mammals such as snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, and red panda.

Similarly, the trail goes through several fine valleys and picturesque villages where you will explore the Tibetan ethnic group (Sherpa). They are the native of Nepal’s highest mountains. Sherpas construct gompas to practice their religious practices. Tengboche was the first celibate monastery in the region. The majority of sherpas are Buddhists. Their culture and lifestyle are also fascinating. Their main festival is the Lhosar festival. It falls in February or March. Furthermore, they also celebrate a festival called Mani Rimdu. It usually falls during October. The festival is significant to the Sherpa. It is celebrated massively in the Tengboche monastery.

Overall, most of the accommodations of the Everest region are managed by sherpas. The Sherpa community populates the Namche village. So, when you visit Namche, you get great hospitality from them. The people are warm- hearted and welcome the climbers and tourists from bottom of the heart.

1) Best season for Everest High Pass Trek

Simply, all the seasons are the best for doing this trek, but especially, Autum is the festive season for trekkers from all around the world for trekking in Nepal. Similarly, it is considered as best time because the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold and wildflowers bloom in plenty making refreshing and pleasant environment which fits for trekking.

Spring is also another best seasons for trekking as beautiful flowers bloom and new leaves start to grow. The whole environment becomes green which give you fresh air and please your eyes.

However, monsoon and winter is the second best time for trekking. The difficulty of the trek increases if you trek during the monsoon season. There are heavy rainfalls making the route muddy and slippery. You must be careful with your steps. In the same way, during the winter, the Everest region is precisely enclosed with snow. This will cause difficulty in walking and passing the trails.

2) Foods and Accommodation

The lodge/ teahouses provide various kinds of foods. It consists of Chinese and continental dishes like noodles, spaghetti, spring rolls, and steaks. In additions, soups, sandwiches, momo, macaroni dishes, pizza, etc. It is better to include light foods during lunchtime as it makes you feel lighter and easy while you walk. But for high altitude, we always recommended garlic soup which is a natural means of preventing altitude sickness along with the Nepalese staple diet of Dal Bhat.

The route of Everest three pass trekking has several tourists- friendly teahouses with basic accommodation facilities. You can get luxury room at the lower region by paying an additional price. As you ascend higher, the rooms are available in twin- sharing basis. The shower and rest room will be on sharing basis. In a room, you will find two beds with mattresses, a pillow and warm blankets.

3) Fitness/ Experience

Physical fitness level, health, and medical required for Everest High Pass trek. The Everest high pass is not a strenuous trekking trail. You will be regularly hiking for around 4 to 5 hours on average depending on the destination. So, this trek is not recommended for trekkers who are suffering from chronic ailments or have heart or lung diseases. It is better to avoid this trip.

However, all the trekkers having an average level of fitness can easily complete this trek. If you have any kind of previous trekking experience or regular exercise it will be an added advantage but not compulsory.

4) Travel Insurance

Any trek in Nepal, including the Everest high pass Trek, demands travel insurance. The trek includes high- altitude trekking, which may be physically challenging and dangerous. When buying travel insurance for the Everest high pass trek, ensure that it covers high altitude trekking and emergency helicopter evacuation, as these can be expensive without insurance. Furthermore, obtain additional coverage of activities like hiking, mountaineering, and adventure sports.

5) Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is common in mountains above the altitude of 3000 m. Headache, nausea, tiredness, shortness in breathe, difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, rapid pulse and extreme dehydration etc are the symptoms occur when your body tries to adjust to the lower air pressure and lower oxygen levels at high altitudes. If any of these symptoms are seen on you while trekking in Everest region you should immediately get the medical help before it is too late.

Here are the tips which has been tried our experienced trekking guides to prevent altitude sickness in Everest high pass trek.

Stop and rest where you are

Make sure you’re drinking enough water

Do not smoke, drink alcohol or exercise

Eating foods and drinking fluids that contain carbs

6) Guide and Porter

The Everest High pass hike is a solo trek, but we suggest hiring a licensed trekking guide for a better experience and to obtain PERMIT/ TIMS card through authorized trekking agencies registered with the government of Nepal.

However, our guides are highly experienced, helpful, qualified, friendly, English speaking and well- trained. More importantly, they are licensed trekking guide with guide insurance and technically competent. They always carry essential safety equipment, gear, and first aid kid. A guide acts as a mediator between you and the local peoples and tells you about their culture, history, and lifestyles.

7) Everest 3 pass trek permit

As with other treks in Everest, you will need 2 different permits. They are Everest (sagarmatha) National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Local tax.

The Sagarmatha National Park Permit can be bought in Kathmandu or en- route to manjo before Namche Bazar. And for the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu local tax, you have to pay in Lukla.

All the required trekking permits will be manage and carry by our guide and he/ she will hand you all the permits after successfully completing the trek. Later on, Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours Pvt. Ltd. grant you a trekking certificate for a beautiful memory.  

8) Special Equipments and things suggested for 3 Pass Trekking

Good quality trekking boots and crampon

Water bottles or hydration system (at least 2 Liters capacity)

Water proof cover for your back pack

Sleeping bag and waterproof and warm clothing

Moreover, as you know 3 pass trekking is the most difficult trekking trip, so in pass trekking day you have to wake up early (around 4.30 am) and start walking. And you have to compulsory carry a pack lunch and 3- 4 liters water from teahouse.

9) Yeti Skull

Khumjung gompa possesses a rare Yeti Skull. Sherpas believe that the finding of mysterious footprint in the snow and several incidents of yak’s killings support the legend. Sherpas accounts the Yeti’s height is approximately 6.8 feet with a conical scalp, pointed ears, hairless chest area and human like face. The creature is said to have a very bad temperament and will attack anyone who ventures close enough.


Important Note

Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you and mountains are calling you.

This trip is fully customization. Importantly, this trip is available on both a fixed departure and a private group basis. Moreover, we can also customize the trip as per your needs, please contact us at Whatsapp (+977-9843770916) or email us at Let us know how we can help you, and we will do our best to give you the best customer service you’ll get anywhere else.

Furthermore, Nepal holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd. is a reputable and reliable company serving relentlessly in the field of tourism to fulfill the dreams of diverse adventure seekers around the globe into reality where they can feel most alive. So, we recommend you to reserve seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful and unforgettable trip experience.

Trip Itinerary

Our adventure trip begins with a thrilling 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport which is geographically one of the extreme airports in the world. After landing; we will be walking for 3 to four hours enjoying the scenario of the local village on the way. We will be staying overnight at an altitude of 2652 meters at Phakding.

Today we will move crossing the suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River as well as observing the splendid view of Mt. Thamserku (6608 meters) all the way through Benkar village. We will cross the famous Hillary suspension bridge and climb toward Namche Bazaar and will be observing the close view of Kwangde Peak. Mt. Everest and Lhotse also will be observable on today’s trip. We will stay overnight after walking for 5 to 6 hours today at Namche Bazaar situated at an altitude of 3440 meters.

We will not be moving further today; we will have rest and stroll around Namche Bazaar and will interact with the local people. We will be spending a day here for Acclimatization to prepare for our further trekking. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Today we will be observing the superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku on our trekking route. We also will be observing spotted musk deer and pheasants today. The pine forests will accompany us until we reach a suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River. The major attractions for today are the views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest. We will reach Tengboche (3860m) which also have the largest monastery in Khumbu region after walking for 5 to 6 hours.

We will walk for 5 to 6 hours from Tengboche to reach Dingboche enjoying the panoramic views of the mountain such as Kangtega, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Kwangde, Tengboche, Lhotse and Nuptse on the way. We will finally reach at a cold and windy settlement in Dingboche to stay overnight.

We catch the track from Dingboche through Imja Khola valley to land raven by glacier moraines amidst towering formidable mountains. We walk leisurely as our schedule for today is only 3 – 4 hours trek. While walking through the valley, Lhotse towers on our left and Ama Dablam on our right. After Reaching Chikunga; we will be discussing our trip adventures and will stay overnight here.

Our experts, as well as the trekking experts, don’t recommend you to move continuously to the higher areas so this day is separated for acclimatization. We will stroll around the Chhukung and will stay overnight here.

Our today’s journey of 6 to 7 hours will include the crossing of the highest as well as the strenous pass of our voyage which is named as Kongma La pass. We will descend from there slowly to reach Lobuche and will stay overnight here.

Today; we will be reaching our one of the important destinations during our trip; i.e. Everest Base Camp which is used as the first destination by the ones who are involved in the Everest Expedition. After observing the finest scenarios of different mountain ranges we will return back to Gorak Shep for the overnight stay.

Today is the last day that we will be moving to any new destinations; we will be heading to Kala Patthar after several hours of descent at 5545 meters offering the heavenly views of Himalayas. We will gradually descend to reach Lobuche at 4950 meters from Kalapathar for the overnight stay after a rigorous walk of 8 to 9 hours today.

Today’s trek is shortest compared to the other days but it will not be less adventurous and full of thrill. We can observe the mountains like Ama Dablam and Kangtega Thamserku from the route of Taboche. Chola Lake is situated in the lap of Mt. Cholatse which is another finest scenario. We will reach Dzongla at 4830 meters after 3-4 hours of the walk where we will be staying overnight.

From Dzongla we will be moving along the Cho La pass at 5368 meters which are the second high pass we will be passing and descend to Thangnak at 4680 meters and the trail lead us to Ngozumpa Glacier the longest glacier in Nepal. We will be staying overnight at reaching Gokyo (4800m) after 7 to 8 hours of walk.

On this acclimatization day; we will be climbing Gokyo Ri for the finest views of Mount Everest after a walk of 3 to 4 hours. We will return back to Gokyo for the overnight stay.

We will be starting our trek early in the morning and will be passing the high pass Renjo La at 5360 meters of altitude and will reach Marlung after a few descend to Marlung (4210 m) where we will stay overnight too after a journey of 7 to 8 hours.

On this particular day; we will be walking through the traditionally used route for trade by the Tibetans. We will then be reaching Namche Bazaar passing the hydropower on the highest altitude as well as some monasteries where we will stay overnight for today.

The descending steep trail will lead you through the suspension bridges in Dudh Koshi River and through the rhododendron and pine forest as well as observing the views of different snow covered peaks. We will walk through Sherpa villages with cultural Buddhist flags before reaching Lukla on the last day of our trek. We will stay overnight at Namche Bazaar today.

We will take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for 40 minutes and will stay overnight at a hotel in Kahtmandu. Our company will also be providing you a farewell dinner on this day.

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      • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
      • Pick and drop from Domestic airport to hotel and vice versa
      • Trekking permits and TIMS card
      • Three times meals a day- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and accommodation in teahouse/ lodge during the trek
      • One experienced (government licensed) and qualified English speaking guide
      • One porter for two trekkers
      • Guide/ Porters: food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc
      • Equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets, maps, trekking poles etc)
      • All taxes and company service charges

    Doesn't Include

        • International airfare and visa fees
        • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
        • Personal expenses of bar and beverage bills, wifi, hot shower, bottle of water, extra porters, laundry or any other things which are not mentioned by the company 
        • Your trekking gears and extra nights in a certain destination
        • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue
        • Tips for your guide and porters                        
        • Entrance fees during the sightseeing
        • Extra expenses due to any event such as strikes, weather conditions, or flight delays 

      Great job guys and thank you for making this trip a very memorable for us.

      Over all it was a fantastic trip! Our guide was both personal and professional, a man who loves to share history. Everything was in time and done properly. In the end we all got everything that we hoped of getting from this trip so we are very happy that we chose this company for our trip.

      Ryan Woods
      Ryan Woods

      Everest High Passes Trek: an outstanding adventure

      what an adventure it was! those formidable passes and the scenes from there were mind blowing. if you are daredevil and seek challenges, go for Everest High Passes Trek. And yes, these guys from Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours are very good at their job; they lead from the front and make sure you complete your adventure without much difficulty.

      Mark Powell
      Mark Powell

      Everest Three Passes 2022

      The mountains of Nepal are truly mesmerising and irresistible which was why we jumped at the idea of returning for yet another trek there. We have not trekked in the Everest region before yet we were not keen to just get to the Everest Base Camp. So, we decided to do the Three Passes trek, which is supposed to be fairly challenging. We, as we have always been, went with Ramesh and Nepal Holiday Treks/Tours. We have trekked with Ramesh before and were delighted that he will be our guide for this trek. We have full confidence in his decision making and suggestions. Ramesh is such a professional and we knew he would take every measure to ensure our trek will be successful one. There is no doubt that this is a challenging trek in so many ways and the challenges one faces are not just physical, but also mental. However the experiences and people you meet along the way, the diverse and breathtaking sights ,the local Nepalese made it such an enriching experience and it is difficult to put this into words. Simply magical. These wonderful thoughts and feelings of happiness will be with me, I dare say, forever. We completed this trek without any major hiccups and with a sense of achievement and elation. We were blessed with good weather and had a relatively problem free trek. Like most medium-long treks, we have had to make some changes to our plan and it was a blessing to have Ramesh with us. His knowledge of the conditions, the nature of the trek and surroundings are simply invaluable. He is always calm and good natured, all the time providing encouragement and confidence while finding solutions to any problems. On a more personal level, Ramesh is more than just our guide. He is a good friend and very much part of our group during the entire trek. The success of the trek and the wonderful experience would not have been possible without him and our wonderful porters who went beyond their usual duties to ensure a safe trek. A huge thank you to Ramesh and the team for organising this. We'd definitely have no hesitation to recommend Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours for their services. There are many trekking agencies around but quite often, a recommended agency is a safe bet to engage. The attention to details and careful planning with Ramesh is just second to none. You won't be disappointed !!


      Immersive 3 Passes Trek experience with Ramesh and Team

      Without giving much thought, we decided to do the 3 Passes trek 'post-pandemic' (though we'll never know when the next major wave is going to be!) and before we turned half a century-years old! Trekking in Nepal is not new to us, and although we knew that the 3 Passes trek is not an easy feat, we went ahead with the decision simply because the Himalayan ranges are really hard to resist! Ramesh, the owner of Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours, and our long-time guide-cum-friend has been urging us to take up this challenge and together, we worked out a well-paced itinerary that spanned 25 days, an immersive experience that allowed us to soak in the beauty of the Himalayan ranges at our own time rather than just checking a meaningless bucket list. Without a doubt, the 3 Passes trek has been the most challenging experience todate but our moans and groans paled in comparison to the beauty of nature that surrounded us throughout our trek. We did not follow the popular route but took a 12-hour jeep ride instead to Ringmo as our starting point. It may seem like wasted effort to many for us to hike through these villages when flights are readily available to Lukla, but no one can really put a price on the rich experience and the people we met along the way. It was also a great way to slowly acclimatize our way to the 5000m high passes and on the hindsight, it was a wise decision to make. Any treks would have its own challenges, but a good and experienced guide could ease one’s doubts and worries away. Ramesh has been the pillar of encouragement and he would not stop at anything to help us achieve our mission to cross the 3 Passes safely. His knowledge and familiarity with the trails, mountains, villages and the people made our experience richer and hearts full. He is very good-natured, calm, humble and sincere. I could be a little bias as I’ve known him for quite a long while, but he remained the same old Ramesh that I knew since being a guide to owning a trekking company. And lastly, a huge thank you to our porters who have each touched our lives in different ways. Very often not being recognised for the incredibly heavy loads that they carry, we appreciate your efforts tremendously. You made hiking seemed like a walk in the park! A special thank you to Barak Kumar, as it was a blessing to have known such a determined, strong, responsible, kind and humble porter. He was truly our superhuman porter! Ramesh, let's have dudha ciya when we meet next!


      Three High Passes and Everest Base Camp Trek

      I did the Three Pass Trek including EBC and hat a great experience. My guide Ramesh was always very helpful and did his best to make me feel safe and comfortable all the time. I can very much recommend Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours.


      Equipment List

      Waterproof daypack

      Small waterproof bags


      Head lamp

      Trekking poles

      Sleeping bag

      Water bottles


      Sun hat

      Warm down jacket

      Woolen hat and scarf

      Ear muffs


      Windproof jacket

      Trekking socks

      Raincoat and rain trousers


      Antibacterial hand wash

      Travel towel

      Mouth wash

      Tooth brush and tooth paste

      Small personal power bank

      Camera and batteries

      Trekking shoes 

      Full-sleeves shirt 


      Sun lotion

      Other required equipment’s 

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