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3 Passes Trek

3 Passes Trek

Everest Region
3 pass trekking
3 pass trekking
3 pass trekking

Trip Facts

Duration : 17 Days Max-Altitude : 5560m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Dec, March to Jun Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land


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$ 1500 $ 1340
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Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1500
2 Paxes $1480
2-4 Paxes $1400
4-6 Paxes $1380
6-10 Paxes $1360
10-15 Paxes $1340
15+Paxes $1340

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Everest three passes trek Nepal Itinerary

The three passes trek in the Everest region is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. The trek takes you through three different passes, each with its own unique scenery. You’ll get to see the beautiful Himalayan scenery. The Everest 3 Passes Trek offers high mountains, and challenging trekking passes green meadows, and high passes on the alpine plateau of the Everest Region. Additionally, Enjoy the three passes to trek the wonders of the famous Everest region, including Gokyo Lake on this 17-day hike from Lukla.  fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and begin the three passes trek with Nepal Wilderness Trekking an expert guide and porters. Discovering the history and geology of each site, the old and historical monastery of Tengboche, Sagarmatha National Park offers countless Himalayan peaks, the gorgeous Dudh Koshi river, natural streams, and cool water flowing.

The three passes trek follows the Everest Base Camp route for two to three weeks passes, which provides some stunning views of the Himalayas and Mount Everest during the trek. As one of the most scenic treks in the world, the Everest Base Camp trek can be enjoyable, but the Everest three passes trek can offer you even more of the beauty of the region. There has been a lot of interest in the inner Sagarmatha National Park of the Gokyo Lakes trek and the EBC trek which includes the three passes, and this trek takes you through the endpoint of that trek. 

The Everest 3 passes trek is through a remote alpine highlander area of Sherpa Villages, various landscapes, charming Sherpa village, Namche Bazaar, the Birthplace of Apa Sherpa “village THAME” which summits 21 times the top of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, glory Gokyo lake, and largest Khumbu glacier. The total distance of the Three Passes Trek is about 92 miles round trip, and it takes 17 days in total to complete the trek. Many solo travelers and small groups of travelers like to take the Three Passes Trek.

Everest 3 passes trek difficulty

Additionally, the Everest Three Passes trek is also a moderately difficult trek, which requires a lot of stamina for hiking skills, and requires well-prepared equipment with a set of microspikes if necessary. There are 3 passes in the Nepal trekking area that are always covered in snow and ice. This itinerary is one that is meant for those who are looking for a challenging and long hike 17 days of strenuous hikes up the mountains of 3 passes, the high altitude mountain (Bhanjyang), the Renjo la pass 4,790 meters, the Cho la Pass 5,420 meters, and the Kongma-La pass 5,310 meters.

The best options route is clockwise to do Everest high passes trek that summits Gokyo Ri at 5,420 m (17,782 ft), and Kala Patthar at 5,644 m (18,519 ft). Chhukung Ri 5,550 meters (18,209 ft) or Mhra peak without climbing permits, from these Trekking peaks, you are able to film – take photographs of beautiful mountains Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many white peaks, it is a breath-taking mountain view. December and January are remedied alternative paths via Phorche village instead of Cho la because Cho la will be closed if there is heavy snow.

The more hidden Peaks surrounding 3 passes Everest Trek

Enhance, there are many hidden Peaks, surrounding the 3 passes Everest Trek, the Sundar Peak 5,360 m in Thame, Nangkartshang peak 5,100 M in Lungden, Ngozumpa Tse Peak 5,553 M in Gokyo, Awi Peak 5,245 M in Zhong la, Pokalde peak (Dolma Ri 5,806 m) in Kongma-La ridge, Chukhung Ri 5,546 in Chhukung, and Nagartsang Peak 5,083 M in Dingboche. so if your time permits to ascend all peaks then can add some more extra days.

What is the reason for the clockwise itinerary rather than the counterclockwise itinerary?

Our previous experience leading three passes trek has shown that many customers give up after the Everest base camp and Kala Patthar because they have only set their minds on trekking Everest Base Camp. There are, of course, beautiful Gokyo Lakes and charming Gokyo Peak to admire.

If we lead clockwise from Renjo Pass, they all make their way to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake, which is also excellent acclimatization for further passes via clockwise since Renjo Pass is located at 5380 meters, Chola Pass is located at 5420 meters, and Kongma Pass is located at 5540 meters.

Numerically, it doesn’t matter, but when you are on the spot, even climbing 30 meters matters. However, for us, it is no problem to lead you on both sides as you wish, so we listed both itineraries, and so we do lead as you wish.

Trekking over the three passes

The highest 3 passes trek is the most popular trekking destination among those seeking extreme adventure around the world. Various trekking routes are available for you to choose from. You will be able to make the best choice according to the length of your stay, your desire for adventure, and your level of determination. You will encounter several trekkers and tourists along the way. As a result, the route is relatively safe. There is no doubt that the 3 passes trek is one of a high caliber, offering a truly unique experience. This package offers a 17-day trek with three passes, which is not only beautiful but also more adventurous.

Three passes trek distance of km

Three passes trek vs Everest base camp Length is in the total distances 148 kilometers, per day hike approximately 11.5 Kilometers, though depending on the altitudes area, low altitudes can hike more than 11.5 km and above the 5,000 altitudes is less km.

Everest 3 passes Trek is not recommended without a guide

3 passes trek is not recommendable without guides and porters for independent solo travelers, the reason is miserable trails, difficult ascent climbs, icy, slippery Cliffs, high altitude pass, and often changing weather.

Nepal wilderness trekking guide team is an expert for the 3 passes trek route, we do lead a small group and solo trekkers every day at season time, our guide knows all and every corner of the Everest region, because of a local guide who did three high passes trek uncountable, every month at season time, so guides know every stone steps, mountains, peoples, cultures,  area parameter trails

Three Passes Trek with Nepal Wilderness Trekking Company

Nepal Wilderness Trekking and Expedition are known as the top-rated company among many agencies because of the following salient features of the company. Locally Owned and Operated. As a local travel operator, we have a lot of experience regarding the Three Passes Trek and its surroundings. We know how to get you to the Three Passes route in the best way possible and how to get you there in the same way.

The rate of success of our Three Passes Trek is great because Nepal Wilderness Trekking is a very trustworthy trekking company in the sense that we are operating all Three Passes Trek based on reality, integrity, and honesty. We are committed to meeting your needs. We highly value all trekkers and are responsive to their needs and preferences. Depending on the interests and plans of our customers, we can customize our Three Passes Trek package to suit their needs.

Value for money. Nepal Wilderness Trekking provides the value of what you buy of our services at least equal to the amount you pay. You will not be charged any middle and hidden fees when you purchase our services. Our one travel consultant or our local expert trekking guide will stay in close contact with our clients every step of the way. Our company ensures Costumer’s safety at all times so that they will have peace of mind while trekking to Three Passes trek with us.

Everest high passes Trip Highlights

  • 3 Best Places for Photographers during Everest high passes Trek from Gokyo Ri, Kalapathar, and Chhukung Ri.
  • The unsurpassed breathtaking view of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, and Makalu from Gokyo Ri, Kalapathar and Chhukung
  • Experience vibrant Sherpa communities’ cultural heritage
  • Stunningly Buddhism religious old monasteries


To do three passes trek are only 2 types of permits required, it is Everest National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit. this norman permits coverage entire region.

Detail Itinerary

Options A:

  • Day 01: Tara air to Lukla Hillary airport early in the morning (2860 meters, 35 minutes) and treks to Phakding (2640 meters, 3 hours). Overnight at Lodge. During the evening village tour,
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters. 6/7 hours walking) and stay the night at the lodge.
  • Day 03: Rest day in the same place for acclimatization. Visit the Sherpa museum and Everest view lodge for panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains.
  • Day 04: Trek to Thame (3750m) walking for 4 hours. This village is well known to Everest climbers and is a comfortable place to stay overnight.
  • Day 05: 5-6 hours walking) to Lungdeng (4600m) and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 06: Gokyo (4700 meters.) via Renjo Pass (5360 meters.) 6-hour walking trek) Stay overnight at Gokyo.
  • Day 07: Gokyo Peak (5357 meters), our highest point (four and a half hours walking), offers sunrise and an expansive view of the mountain range. Return to Gokyo, and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 08: 5 hours walk to Tangnak 4843M. overnight at the lodge (if you have extra days, you can stay one more night in Gokyo and visit the 5th Lake for even more incredible mountain views).
  • Day 09: Trek to Zhong La (4830 M. via Chola Pass (5420 meters. Six or seven hours walking) today the path is narrow and tiny ascending to the top of Cho La. Stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 10: We trekked to Lobuche (4940 meters..4 hours walk) and stayed at a lodge.
  • Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep 5164M, visit Everest base camp 5,364 m the same day and return to Gorakshep, totals hike will be 8/9 hours, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 12: Explore Kalapattar (5,545 meters). for the most stunning view of Everest, climb up in the morning before trekking back to Lobuche (5 hours walking), and spend the night at a lodge.
  • Day 13: Cross Kongma-La (5540m), and stay overnight at Ding Boche Lodge.
  • Day 14: Trek back to Tyangboche 3860m in five hours and spend the night at the lodge.
  • Day 15: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters, 6/7 hours walking). Stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 16: Trek back to Lukla (7/8 hours walking) and overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu around 7:00 AM (35 minutes)

Itinerary Options B:

  • Day 01: Tara air to Lukla Hillary airport early in the morning (2860 meters, 35 minutes) and treks to Phakding (2640 meters,3 hours). Overnight at Lodge. During the evening village tour,
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters.6/7 hours walking) and stay the night at the lodge.
  • Day 03: Rest day in the same place for acclimatization. Visit the Sherpa museum and Everest view lodge for panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains.
  • Day 04: Trek to Tyangboche 3860min five hours and spend the night at the lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m 5-hour hike, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06: rest day for acclimatization, or hike Chhukung RI, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4940 meters. Via Kongma-La pass (5540m.6.7 hours walk) and stayed at a lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep 5164 M, store the bags in the lodge and visit Everest base camp5,364 m the same day and return to Gorakshep, overnight at lodge. totals hike will be 8/9 hours.
  • Day 09: Explore Kalapattar (5,545meters). for the most stunning view of Everest, climb up in the morning before trekking back to Zong la 4830 M (5 hours walking), and spend the night at a lodge.
  • Day 10: 6 hours walk to Tangnak 4843M. via Chola Pass (5420meters, overnight at the lodge
  • Day 11: Trek to Gokyo (4700 meters.) 3-hour walking trek) Stay overnight at Gokyo.
  • Day 12: visit Gokyo Peak (5357 meters), our highest point (four and a half hours walking), which offers sunrise and an expansive view of the mountain range. Return to Gokyo, and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 13: 5-6 hours walking) to Lungdeng (4600m) via Renjo Pass (5360 meters and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 14: Trek to Thame (3750m) walking for 5 hours. This village is well known to Everest climbers and is a comfortable place to stay overnight.
  • Day 15: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters.4  hours walking) and stay the night at the lodge.
  • Day 16: Trek back to Lukla (7/8 hours walking) and overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu around 7:00 AM (35 minutes)

Cost Included

  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and other European foods are available three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Accommodation in tea houses according to the itinerary
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • Everest National Park Entrance Trekking Permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
  • Experienced English-speaking, Government licensed holder trekking guide
  • Experienced Sherpa helpers (porters) 1 porter for every 2 pax
  • Guide, and Porter meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and coffee table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Everest high passes trek is moderately difficult where you need physically and mentally prepared. It needs the energy to walk for 5-6 hrs daily. With good gear and a guide, you can do this trek.
To reach the maximum height you have to do a one-day sight tour to the View Point of Kalapatthar with an elevation of 5545m.
Yes it is possible to do it privately with our guide and porter
The best time is in spring and in autumn
The average daytime temperature in April is about 15 to 1-degree centigrade and few degrees lower in October and during the night -5 to -10 degrees.
The accommodation is mostly teahouse and lodges which is clean and neat with local toilets.

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