Everest 3 Passes Trek

Duration: 21 Days   |   Based on 3 Reviews

Everest 3 Passes trek is one of the best adventurous treks in the Khumbu region. We have designed this trip for those brave adventure seekers who wish to have a thrill full experience in their life. This trek is one of the most famous, challenging and strenuous treks in this region, set amongst stunningly high Himalayan scenery.

Everest 3 Passes trekking holiday provides a great opportunity to the trekkers since this journey includes passes such as Kongma la pass (5535m), Chola la pass (5370m), Renjo la pass (5338m) and other highlights such as Gokyo lakes, Gokyo Ri, Kalapather and Everest base camp. Monumental landscapes, striking and stunning peaks, tapering ridges and colorful villages with culturally rich Sherpa people, contribute to making this trek an unforgettable experience.

The journey to Everest 3 Passes trek starts with a scenic and terrific flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This flight will undoubtedly make your heart skip a beat when the first experience of your adventure starts with the airplane landing to Lukla's tiny airstrip. We spent several days trekking through the Sagarmatha National Park and homelands of the Sherpa people, walking amongst and past the most stunning mountains. The trekker enjoys an extra day at Namche Bazaar, amidst the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa land. Trekkers pass through Chhukung, a small village set among the high summer grazing pastures of the region and Gokyo Lake which is also known as Scoundrel's Viewpoint. The rest days allow time to explore further and to acclimatize, an important factor in every trekking.

During the Everest 3 Passes trek, we will have a great chance to experience the hospitality of the Sherpa people and get an opportunity to learn more about their cultures and traditions. We also discover the picturesque villages, colorful markets, unique festivals, and legendary monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Everest (Sagarmatha) National park which is quite interesting if you are a nature lover.

The Everest 3 passes trekking is continuously rewarded with dramatic sights of the Himalayas including four of the world's highest peaks; Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 m), Mt. Makalu (8481 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m) and Mt. Everest (8848m). We also get a chance to climb Kalapather at an altitude of 5545 m (from where you get the closest view of Mt. Everest) and Everest base camp (5364m) - Khumbu Icefall. After exploring this striking place, we cross over Chola-la pass (5386m), heading towards the Gokyo valley. An excursion to the fourth and fifth lakes would be an extra attraction in Gokyo Valley from where the views are exquisite.

More information about Everest 3 Passes Trek

1. Mountain Sickness during Everest Trek  
2. KTM - Lukla - KTM Flight Information 
3. Everest Trekking in Winter
4. A Packing List for Everest Trek

The trek offers its trekkers with a sight of Ngozumpa glacier which is the largest glacier in the entire Himalayas within Nepal. The Gokyo RI is considered as one of the best viewpoints in the entire Khumbu region. Renjo la pass provides a lifetime opportunity of witnessing the astounding panoramic views of Everest and other mountain ranges. The Renjo La pass route is off the usual beaten track and it provides a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the RermoPokhari lakes on the other side, and several snow-capped peaks in the background. After an incredible view from the Renjo-La pass, the trail descends following the Thame village. We then trek our way back to Phakding, then towards Lukla and finally arrive at Kathmandu.  


  • Join a pre-trip orientation in Kathmandu 
  • Get the warm sleeping bag and down jacket (returnable) 
  • Receive a trek bag (Alpine Eco Trek’s duffel bag) 
  • Experience a wonderful flight to and from Lukla
  • Explore the Sherpa culture and colorful villages 
  • Visit a Sherpa museum in Namche Bazaar
  • Enjoy panoramic view from Everest view hotel
  • Visit the world-famous Tengboche monastery 
  • Explore high passes over 5000 meters: Chhukung Ri, Kongma La pass, Kalapather, EBC, Chola pass, Gokyo Ri, Renjo La pass, all in one trek.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m):
  • Day 02Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and trek preparation day:
  • Day 03Flight to Lukla (2,860m) trek to Phakding (2,640m), 35 min flight, 4 hrs trek:
  • Day 04Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,445m), 5 to 6 hrs trek:
  • Day 05Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar:
  • Day 06Trek from Namche Bazzar to Thame (3,850m), 5 to 6 hrs trek:
  • Day 07Trek from Thame to Marulung (4,210m), 5 to 6 hrs trek:
  • Day 08Trek from Marlung to Lungden (4,380m), 5 to 6 hrs trek:
  • Day 09Trek from Lungden to Renjo La pass (5,360m) to Gokyo (4,800m), 5 to 6 hours trek:
  • Day 10Rest day at Gokyo, hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357m), 4 hrs trip:
  • Day 11Trek from Gokyo to Thaknak (4,750m), 5 to 6 hrs trek:
  • Day 12Trek from Thaknak to Cho La to Dzongla (4,830m), 7 to 8 hrs, trek:
  • Day 13Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche 4,900m), 4 to 5 hrs trek:
  • Day 14Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170m) to EBC (5,364m) and back to Gorak Shep, 9 hrs trek:
  • Day 15Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) then to Lobuche (4,900m), 6 to 8 hrs trek:
  • Day 16Trek from Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m) to Chhukung (4,730m), 6 to 7 hrs trek:
  • Day 17Trek from Chhukung to Tengboche (3,860m), 5 to 6 hrs trek:
  • Day 18Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazzar, 5 to 6 hrs trek:
  • Day 19Trek from Namche Bazzar to Lukla, 6 to 7 hrs trek:
  • Day 20flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes:
  • Day 21Final departure:
Detail Itinerary


  • The entire airport picks up and drops.
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Lukla return trips.
  • Everest National park fee with three passes trekking permit.
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu host by Ram Kumar.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.



Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
29 Jan, 2020 - 18 Feb, 2020Guaranteed$1800 USD
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Useful Information

High Altitude Sickness

High altitude sickness is known as an Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Generally, it occurs when trekkers ascend up to the high altitude too quickly generally above 3000 m. But, Alpine Eco Trek makes sure that none of its guests will get such sickness during the trekking tour, for the reason we have all the preparation beforehand.
Most trekkers will feel some effect of altitudes, such as shortness of breath and possibly light headed, which is fairly common. AMS is very different and if a person suffers from this sickness she or he gets a brutal headache and will be unconscious either. But, there are various symptoms beforehand and we have sufficient time to take precautions.
While you are in trekking and climbing, our well-trained guides will time and again brief you what sort of precautions you have to take to be prevented from such sickness, therefore, you don't have to worry for the matter, we also recommend you get some advice from your travel doctor or health advisor before you leave to a trek.
The following information will also give you some ideas about high altitude sickness and precaution steps.

There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms:

1. The symptoms of normal AMS

Guess, It may occur to you as well but do not worry.
Following are the symptoms of AMS and some precaution steps: No, doubt, ever trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend up to the high altitude.

  • Running nose.
  • Increasing urination while moving to/at higher altitudes (a good sign).
  • Dizziness.
  • Sleeplessness.
  • Occasional loss of appetite.
  • Periodic breathing.
  • Vivid and wild dreams especially at around 2500-3800 meters in high altitude.

2. The symptoms of Mild AMS 

Many trekkers in the high altitude get mild AMS. The following are the symptoms of such sickness.

  • Mild headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness.
  • Weakness.
  • Sleeplessness.
  • Dry Raspy cough.
  • Tired.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Running nose.
  • Hard to breathe.
  • Loss of appetite.

What you have to if you get mild symptoms 

  • If you get mild symptoms, stop and relax (with your head out of the sun) and drink some fluids frequently.
  • Stop and have a rest more and take 125-250mg Diamox, it generally takes one to four hours to be cool down.
  • Take 125-250mg Diamox in the evening and drink plenty of fluids.
  • If you feel a bit better, do not leave-taking precautions at the point, take another 250mg Diamox 6-8 hours later.
  • If the symptoms continue to get worse, try to descend down, acclimatize and again ascend up.

3. The symptoms of serious AMS

  • Persistent and severe headache.
  • Persistent vomiting.
  • An inability to walk in a straight line and making the sufferer look drunk.
  • Losing consciousness.
  • Mental confusion.
  • Liquid sounds in the lungs.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Rapid breathing or feeling breathless at rest.
  • Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign).
  • Marked blueness of face and lips.
  • High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute)
  • Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE), dangerous cases of AMS

If the above mention symptoms get worse and she or he could not take any precautions, one can die within a period of 12 hours, but if one takes precautions immediately, it takes one or two days to get well.
Therefore, if one gets such symptoms, it is better one take treatment with medication, oxygen, and descent down. Usually, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose to those who suffer from such sickness and then 4mg Diamox is given an every six hours gap. Similarly, 2-4 liters a minute oxygen is given and one is taken to down if it is necessary.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

This is a serious case, if one gets the above mention symptoms worse, furthermore, if one accumulates of fluid in the lungs and mild fever, and then, there is a chance of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). The treatment, one is given the oxygen at the rate of 4 liters a minute, using Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC). If there is no PAC bag or oxygen then one is taken down to the low altitude, it is only the way of life-saving. The HAPE can also lead to unconsciousness are death in a short period of time.

Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

  • Make sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  • Do not ascent up rapidly.
  • Do not use alcohol, sleeping pills, and smoking.
  • Drink more fluid 3-4 liters a day, clean boiled water/tea/coffee/soup/ juice, etc.
  • Climb high and sleep low.
  • Do not go trekking alone, take guide and porter.
  • Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local people, guide book.
  • Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  • Never leave or descent sick person along.
  • Avoid getting cold.
  • Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer.
  • Sleep more than normal.

First Aid Kit

This is the basic lists for the climbing groups, expeditions, and trekkers who are going to isolated areas alone.

  • Bandage for sprains.
  • Plasters, Band-aids.
  • Iodine or water filter (optional).
  • Moleskin, Second Skin - for blisters.
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts.
  • Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  • Aspirin, Paracetamol - general painkiller.
  • Oral rehydration salts.
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).
  • Anti-diarrhoea medication (antibiotic).
  • Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional).
  • Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria.
  • Diamox 250-500mg (for altitude sickness).
  • Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).
  • Gel hand cleaner.

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