Everest High Pass Trek-16 days

Duration: 18 Days   |   Based on 3 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-8
  • Max Elevation: 5,545 m

Everest High Pass Trekking is perhaps the most adventurous and challenging trek in Nepal. See if you can achieve the daring feat of crossing the three high Himalayan passes, Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,380m), and Renjo La (5,388m), then surely this is the right trip for you. The trek covers all major places in Everest classical trekking in Sagarmatha region including Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Everest base camp, and Gokyo Lake over Chola La pass and Sherpa village of Thame crossing Renjo-la pass.

The Everest 3-pass trek starts after the scenic half-hour flight to Lukla. This flight is the most exciting one with the view of Panoramic Mountain and diverse landscapes. The first part of the trek allows you to pass through the serene forests of birch and Juniper up the Bhote Koshi stream. You will have enough time to acclimatize in Namche whilst experiencing Sherpa culture, Customs, cuisine, and hospitality. You will be trekking through rough terrain, moraines, and glaciers once at a higher altitude. Visiting the Nuptse Glacier near Kongma La Pass, Gokyo Valley near Cho La Pass, and Ngozumpa Glacier in Renjo La Pass will be a captivating and rewarding experience. The three passes provide spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Peak 38, Cholatse, Tobuche, and Island Peak. Other attractions of this trek are an exploration of Gokyo Tsho, Angladumba Tsho (4,500m) lakes, and Gokyo Ri (5,300m) peaks.

On your return route, you will visit Everest Base Camp (5,357m) and climb atop Kala Patthar to enjoy an up-close view of Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Khumbu Glacier. You also visit the 500-year-old Tengboche Monastery to see monks practice Buddhist meditation and attend daily prayers.

As you are trekking in high-altitude terrain, you have to be physically fit and sometimes it requires the basic knowledge of mountaineering. However, it depends on the trekking seasons and weather conditions. April to May and September to November are the best time for Everest High Pass trekking. Global Adventure Trekking provides the best-skilled trek leader. Here is the list of trekking and climbing gear please visit the link. Our crews are well-insured and familiar with high altitudes. Take this most adventurous activity in the Nepal Everest region and reward yourself by conquering the world-famous Everest high pass trekking.


  • Cross the Everest three passes of Kongma La, Cho La & Renjo La
  • Hike to Everest Base Camp and Experience Sunrise and Sunset from Kala Patthar 
  • Enjoy stunning views of Mt.Everest and its neighboring Mountain from Kongmala
  • Experience Sherpa culture and hospitality
  • Visit Gokyo Lakes, Angladumba Tsho, Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Sunrise view from Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri over the Himalayan vista

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu

Upon arrival Kathmandu Airport-transfer to Hotel

  • Hotel
  • 1,350 m

Morning flight to Lukla (135 km) and start the trek through Sherpa village. The trail goes gradually flat and easy to Phakding. 

Note: In high season (October/November and April/May) all the STOL flights may conduct from Ramechap-Lukla-Ramechap to avoid air traffic and delays. Kathmandu to Ramechap is 130km/5hrs. The flight to Lukla from Ramechap is just 15 minutes.

  • Full board plan
  • Tea House
  • 2,620 m

u are approaching the Himalaya. Viewing all mountain and pine forest and following the yak trail takes you to Namche Bazar. On the way, you will have the first encounter of Mount Everest, Amadablam, Themserku and many more. 

  • Full board plan
  • Tea House
  • 3,440 m

Optional hike to Khumjung Monastery/Everest View Hotel and back to Namche

  • Full board plan
  • Tea House
  • 3,440 m

Trek begins very easily first part then the trail goes downhill to Phunki Tanga on the riverside. From here the Buddhism was introduced into the Khumbu valley. Then ascend about 800m to Tengboche through the pine forest

  • Full board plan
  • Guest House
  • 3,900 m

Tengboche is the best place to view Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku in the back. Tenngboche monastery is another attraction of the tourist. You may visit in the morning to participate for Puja and descend through the Rhododendron forest. Facing always giant mountain range towards Chhukung valley. 

  • Full board plan
  • Guest House
  • 4,400 m

We always want to make sure that our clients have well acclimatized to go up. Today, you will hike up to Chhukung valley for your well acclimatizes and overnight at a guest house at Chhukung. Walking time is 2/3 hrs. 

  • Full board plan
  • Tea House
  • 4,500 m

We start early morning to Kangma-la for a breathtaking view of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and all neighbors. The way is very long way ascending and descending

  • Full board plan
  • Lodge
  • 4,900 m

You're on the lap of the Himalayan range. Gorekshep is the initial base camp of Everest. Until 1950s climber set their camp at this place. Optional hiked up to Everest base camp and back to lodge.  

  • Full board plan
  • Lodge
  • 5,110 m

This is your remarkable day in your lifetime due to the Sunrise into the Everest and its neighbors. It is always nice to see the biggest glacier which flows from Everest. Trek back to the lodge and down to Dzongla 4800m. 

  • Full board plan
  • Guest House
  • 4,800 m

We are walking on the lap of all mountain range through the fragile rocky path. Sometimes it is a danger due the rock falls from the up hills. 

  • Full board plan
  • Guest House
  • 4,700 m

Gradually downhill to first lake and ascend 1 hrs to Gokyo lake. You need to cross the longest glacier Ngozumpa and reach Gokyo lake. 

  • Full board plan
  • Guest House
  • 4,790 m

Hiked to Gokyo Ri. 5300m. Today we are going up to 5130m for the panoramic view of Pumori, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and its surrounding and get back to lodge. Gokyo lake and Ri are the better than Kala patthar and EBC. The views are the best then you ever have seen. 

  • Full board plan
  • Guest House
  • 4,790 m

 After having the early breakfast, We will start the trek to Renjola top. We suggest you be on top before noon time due to the wind. The scenery including Mountain, lakes, diverse landscape and you feel like you are above the Mountain. After taking the Photograph trek all downhill to Lunden. 

  • Full board plan
  • Lodge
  • 4,380 m

You explore Thame Monastery in the afternoon while we stop for lunch. This village is well known by all Everest climbers, the path is gradually down which will take about 2hrs to Namche. Along the way, you will see many mountain goats, birds, different kinds of flowers Mani wall and prayer flag.

  • Full board plan
  • Lodge
  • 3,440 m

We are trekking down to Lukla to catch your nest day flight back to Kathmandu. Mostly flights leave in the morning for good visibility.

  • Full board plan
  • Guest House

Morning half an hour flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Your earlier trip booking is highly appreciated due to the flights and so on. We try our utmost best to Accommodate you in the reliable airlines. Give your valuable feedback to the company and farewell.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

After the breakfast, we transfer you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your final departure.

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private vehicle
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
  • TIMS-Card (Trekkers Information Management Systems)
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu regular flight ticket with departure tax
  • An Experienced English Speaking Sherpa Guide with equipment.
  • Two-Night Hotel in Kathmandu (tourist category Hotel) including breakfast
  • 15-Night Mountain accommodation with full board meals.
  • All Meals, lodging, and salary of Sherpa Guide
  • Local Permit of Rural Municipality
  • Insurance of Nepalese Staff.
  • Farewell dinner in a Nepalese typical restaurant.
  • Gov't tax and VAT and services changes
  • Company token of love gift
  • Nepalese visa fee, Visa can be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 30 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15, 30, and 90 days respectively
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights Tickets
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide (not mandatory but expected)
  • Porter if required. 1 porter is for every 2 clients. A porter cost per day 25 USD on sharing basis.

Price & Dates

Trip Dates Availability Price  
30 Sep, 2023 - 17 Oct, 2023 Guaranteed US$1555
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Useful Info

Important Note for Everest High Pass trekking

Medical and health information:

All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate in this trip. Before buying this trip please read the details itinerary carefully. You should consult your doctor for your Medical travel information or any necessary vaccination before departure. We suggest you bring your personal medical kid.

Accommodation while Three Pass Trekking:

Accommodation at the local lodge known as Guesthouses is simple but comfortable. Toilet and washing facilities are shared. In the guesthouse, travelers are provided a twin-sharing room with twin beds, mattresses, and pillows. In high season (March to May) and September to November) in places there are few numbers of guesthouses so sometime travelers may do dormitories. In some places, guest house depends on solar power. In remote regions, the guest house does not have a toilet and running water can mean just a hole in the ground. A hot shower facility is available in some guesthouses for a price but occasionally hot shower means a bucket of hot water that is enough to wash your body. Electricity and Wi-Fi are available someplace for a small additional cost.


Air: Kathmandu to Lukla flights are often delayed due to poor weather conditions. All travelers are suggested to have a few backup days in the end to catch their International flight. If the flights keep canceling then you have the option to take a charter Heli flight and which will cost about 500 USD per person. This also depends on the number of people who want to have that Heli flight. So make sure you have prepared your emergency fund just in case. All domestic flight has a strict weight limit. 10 kg of your baggage and 5 kg of hand luggage is included in your tickets. Excess baggage will be charged at your own expense. 

Flight Note: All the Lukla sector flights are going to operate from Manthali Airport (Ramechhap) due to the air traffic in Kathmandu.  Effective from 25th March 2023 till 31st May 2023. Ramechhap Airport is about 127 km east of Kathmandu and takes a 4-hour drive.

Phone and Internet services in Everest region:

Most of the hotel in Kathmandu offers free Wi-Fi with excellent connection. While trekking Wi-Fi may be available in the teahouse for a small cost. The higher you go the more use of Wi-Fi and the internet will cost and likely the shower the speed. Remember your room may not have an electrical outlet. You have to share the dining hall for your recharge. Type C, D, and M are the most common adaptor for charging your accessories in Nepal. 

How Safe Is Everest Three Pass Trek?

Nepal is a safe travel destination in the world. Just to be sure travelers are suggested to have their neck belt money wallet while traveling, for the safe keeping of their money, passport, and some valuable items. During your trip, you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. This trek is fully safe and enjoyable despite high altitude sickness. The Everest three-pass trek is good for those people who are physically fit and strong.

Abbreviation: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner, M=meters, Ft=feet, HRS=Hours


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