Everest 3 Passes Trek - 17 Days Trekking

Duration: 21 Days   |   Based on 4 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 three 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 hiking expedition 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 Adventure 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 
  • 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 the 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  
20 Apr, 2021 - 10 May, 2021Guaranteed$1600 USD
20 Apr, 2021 - 10 May, 2021Guaranteed$1600 USD
25 Apr, 2021 - 15 May, 2021Guaranteed$1600 USD
25 Apr, 2021 - 15 May, 2021Guaranteed$1600 USD
30 Apr, 2021 - 20 May, 2021Guaranteed$1600 USD
30 Apr, 2021 - 20 May, 2021Guaranteed$1600 USD
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Useful Information

Best Time to Trek to Everest 3 Passes 

The best time to trek to Everest 3 Passes is between mid-February to the end of May and mid-September to mid-December when the weather conditions are suitable for this trekking. Although the pretty best time to trek to Everest 3 Passes is in October and November when it is dry and the weather is mild, although at higher altitudes the temperature still plummets below freezing at night so be well prepared. The spring months between March and May are also the main trekking season, although the temperatures are higher and there are occasional rains in the region.

Fitness Required for the Everest Adventure 3 Passes Trek

Everest 3 Passes Trek is pretty much challenging, reaching heights of 5,545m, and walking for between 5 to 7 hours a day, therefore a high level of fitness is required. Nevertheless, you are able to walk at a steady pace and regular stops will be made en-route each day so the physical exertion, though strenuous, is not sustained. Mount Everest region offers some of the best trekking tours in the world, with stunning scenery and magnificent mountain ranges. And, you do not need to be an athlete to undertake either of these treks; simply require a good level of fitness, gained from regular exercise and a sense of adventure. Better fitness will allow you to adjust with ease, leaving you to enjoy yourself and your surroundings. We at Alpine Eco Trek suggest you begin a fitness program at least three months before the trek departure. Take part in regular activities such as joining a gym, cycling, swimming, jogging, tennis, walking and bushwalking.


Safety is extremely important especially in high altitude trekking where we have years of experience. Our Everest 3 Passes trek package allows enough time for you to acclimatize and adjust to the altitude. Unlike some other trekking companies, we do not reduce the number of days required for acclimatization in order to reduce the trip cost. We don’t compromise on safety. We expect and we plan for the unexpected. 
We brief you well on how to prevent altitude sickness. Our experienced guides will take good care of you and provide valuable information on Everest 3 Passes trek. All of our guides and porters have proper equipment themselves and they are well insured.  


Travelling is an investment and we believe that insurance makes your investment secure.  It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.
A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some make special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in the Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too.  Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable. 
Please kindly provide us your copy of the insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip. 


Accommodations during Everest 3 Passes hiking expedition, we use simple Sherpa family-run teahouses/lodges with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy wood-burning fire. Rooms are on a twin share basis and you will need to bring your own sleeping bag. Most guesthouses/lodges have shared bathroom facilities (particularly during Everest 3 passes trek) and you would not always have access to a shower. When there is no shower facility you will be given a bucket of hot water to wash. The guesthouses/lodges usually charge for this service though we offer it complimentary on all high adventure treks. If you need to charge the battery of your camera or mobile phone and etc, the guesthouses/lodges might charge a small amount of money which you can pay them directly. You need to understand that when you are trekking you will be away from civilization and the comforts of home. It is an adventure holiday. Despite the lack of facilities, these guesthouses/ lodges certainly have a rustic charm. Most are blessed with breathtaking views and being family-run operations, offer a great insight into the daily life of the Himalayan people and their culture and tradition.

Meals during the Everest three Passes Trek

During the Everest 3 Passes, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included. Meals at the guesthouses/ lodges are normally vegetarian and staple foods include steamed rice, vegetable curry, lentil soup, noodles, pasta, dumplings, fries, and stew. Desert is not provided, although it's usually possible to purchase chocolate bars, biscuits, and sweets at the lodge’s bakery. At each meal, you will be given a cup of tea or coffee and you can purchase additional drinks from the guesthouses/lodges. During the Everest 3 passes trek, mineral water is readily available to buy and the cost ranges from Rs 100 - 500 per liter depending on the altitude (the higher you are, the more things cost). Alternatively, you can refill a bottle at guesthouses/lodges and water stations by paying a nominal fee of Rs.20-50 and use purification tablets to make it safer to drink. 


As tap water is not safe to drink in Nepal, only drink bottled mineral water which is readily available in tea shops, guesthouses, lodges, and restaurants. You should also avoid salads which are quite raw and may be washed in unhygienic water.

Guides and Porters

Everest 3 passes trek will lead by experienced local guides. They are carefully selected on the basis of their experience and knowledge about the region and leadership skills. Our porters will carry your main rucksack; you will just need to carry a small day pack for your water, camera, and essentials. Our trekking guides and porters have taken the following training: 

  • First Aid Training
  • Trekking Guide Training 
  • English Language Training
  • Climbing and Mountaineering Training 
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training

What to Expect

Nepal is a small beautiful Himalayan kingdom. It is a developing country with limited infrastructure. Coupled with this and ever-changing weather conditions and it is no surprise that at times there can be delays or cancellation of treks and tours. This may take the form of flight delays due to the low cloud in the mountains or foggy weather in Kathmandu. The road network in Nepal is quite congested in the major cities too and suffers from poor maintenance on some routes again causing delays and a rough ride from time to time. Whilst Kathmandu has a good choice of high-quality hotels, in other areas hotels and facilities are not as high as western standards. Alpine Eco Trek tries to offset any unforeseen problems but patience and understanding should be included when packing. Bear in mind that tourism is still relatively new to these wonderful Himalayan regions, things do not always go smoothly and a sense of adventure is a must.

Altitude Sickness 

Our Everest 3 passes adventure package is carefully designed to ensure there is plenty of time for ample acclimatization and cases of High Altitude Sickness are rare. High Altitude Sickness is not related to your level of physical fitness; it occurs as a result of failure to adapt to High Altitudes (usually over 3000 meters) and can affect anyone (no matter how fit is he/she). The common symptoms are loss of appetite, headaches, nausea, short breathing, sleeplessness and the swelling of fingers and glands. Primary treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery. 

Weather / Climate in Nepal 

Weather/climate in Nepal, June to September are the monsoon season and during these months it is very hot and rains almost every day. From October to November is much drier with pleasant temperatures in the daytime and good visibility, and at this time of year, the weather is ideal for trekking. The winter months from December to February tend to be mild in the daytime but can become very cold at night especially in the hilly regions and mountains. The month of January is the coldest month of the year. Temperatures will go down to minus in the mountains. Mid-March to May is very warm, with occasional rains. The annual temperatures peak in May just before the monsoons begin. The best time to do the Everest 3 passes tour is during the spring (from March to May) and autumn (from Mid-September to mid-December)

Equipment Checklist 

What to pack for Adventure Everest three passes? Well, it is highly recommended to pack light and to bring clothes that can be layered for warmth. There are plenty of equipment shops selling clothes and trekking equipment at very cheap prices in Kathmandu and en route, so there is no need to worry about not packing enough. This equipment checklist below suggests several items you might bring on a tour/trek:

  • A large duffel bag for two of you: - This is for the majority of your gear that a porter will carry for you.
  • Day pack: - Bring a comfortable pack to carry your personal items such as water bottles, Water purifier, camera, snacks, hat, and a change of clothes.
  • Money belt or pouch: - Always carry your valuables, including plane tickets and passport, on your person.
  • First Aid Kit/Medicine: - It is extremely helpful to have the basic items such as blister Treatments, antibiotics or Artemesia Quassia Supreme, Neosporin or natural alternative, Band-aids, aspirin, etc., on your person.
  • Water bottle: - we recommend bringing 1 one-liter bottle to carry your water.
  • Trekking Boots: - These can make or break your trek. Be sure to bring a pair of sturdy trekking boots with good ankle support that is well broken in. Try to have 150 miles on your boots before taking them on the trek!
  • Socks: - Bring a couple of pairs of wool trekking socks and liner socks.
  • Nighttime shoe: - Sandals or sneakers are good for changing into after a long day of Trekking.
  • Thermal and regular underwear: - Try to bring items that wick the moisture away from the body. Bring one pair of mid-weight and one pair of expedition weight long underwear; to be sure you will be warm enough.
  • Trekking pants: - Bring several pairs of loose-fitting, lightweight, moisture-wicking pants. Shorts are optional, but baring your legs is not recommended.
  • T-shirts/Long sleeve shirt:-Lightweight, quick-drying, moisture-wicking shirts are recommended.
  • Polar fleece/Warm sweater: - Bring a lightweight pullover to help keep you warm.
  • Jackets: - Wind and rain jackets are recommended, try bringing one that meets both needs. If your jacket is not large enough to cover you and your pack, be sure to protect the items in your pack with a waterproof sack. And add one warm down jacket. 
  • Hats: - Bring two hats: one to keep your head warm and one to protect you from the sun.
  • Gloves/Mittens: - Bring a pair of warm gloves, preferably a synthetic material as opposed to leather. Liners are optional, but if your hands get cold easily you may want to bring a pair.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Flashlight/Headlamp (extra batteries). 
  • Power snacks: - If you have a favorite, we recommend bringing it from home.
  • Miscellaneous: toiletries, quick-drying towel and liquid hand sanitizer.

Trip Cost:

Please send us an inquiry letting us know that how many of you are there in your group to do this trek then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size. 

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