Trek 3 High Passes in Everest Region (16 Days)

Trip Facts

Trip Code
Trip Duration
16 Day(s)
Hiking, Trekking
Start Point
End Point
Max Altitude
Group Size
2-12 Pax
Best Season
March–May, Oct–Nov
Diffic. Level
Accomodations & Meals

  • 2N 3-Star Hotels in Kathmandu
  • 15N Tea Houses (Trek)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 15 Lunches and Dinners
  • Water (Pay Extra on the trek)
Locations Covered

  • Lukla
  • Namche Bazaar
  • Dingboche
  • Kongma La Pass
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Gokyo Ri
Trip Highlights

  • Stunning views of Mount Everest, Mt. Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, etc
  • Explore the World’s highest national park – ‘SAGARMATHA NATIONAL PARK’
  • Most challenging but rewarding trek in the Everest region
  • Beautiful Sherpa Villages and experience local culture
  • Cross Three High Passes; as Cho La Pass (5380m), Kongma La Pass (5535m), and Renjo La Pass (5388m)


"Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of the most challenging but rewarding teahouse treks in Nepal. The Everest 3 High Passes Trek combines the ultimate experience of spectacular mountain views, high altitude trek, local Sherpa culture, and the complete journey in the high mountains of the Everest region. "
Embark on an Unforgettable Adventure: The Everest Three High Passes Trek

Prepare yourself for an extraordinary journey through the heart of the Everest region with the renowned Everest Three High Passes Trek. This epic route takes you on a thrilling exploration as you conquer three high passes: Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5420m), and Renjo La (5345m).
As you traverse the rugged terrain, you will be captivated by the breathtaking beauty of the Khumbu Valley, immersing yourself in the charm of iconic villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche.

Throughout your expedition, you will be rewarded with awe-inspiring vistas of the world’s highest peaks, including the majestic Everest, towering Lhotse, and the enchanting Ama Dablam. These panoramic views will leave an indelible mark on your memory.

Undoubtedly, the Everest Three High Passes Trek is a challenging adventure that demands physical fitness and proper acclimatization. However, for those seeking a genuine Himalayan escapade, it is an absolute must. Brace yourself for an encounter with the extraordinary, as you embark on this remarkable journey through the Everest region.

The difficulty level of this Everest Three Passes Trek is more challenging than other treks in the Everest region, such as Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes, but less complicated than Island Peak and Mera Peak climbing.

Optimal Seasons for Trekking the Three High Passes of Everest

For an unforgettable experience trekking the three high passes of Everest, the ideal months are March, April, May (Spring), and October to November (Autumn/Fall). During these seasons, you can expect the best mountain views and comfortable weather conditions, making your adventure even more remarkable.

In Spring (March, April, May), the trail comes alive with vibrant colors as rhododendrons and other flowers bloom along the route. The clear skies offer breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

Autumn (October to November) is another exceptional time to undertake this adventure. The weather is generally stable, and the skies are crystal clear, providing unparalleled views of the majestic mountains. The pleasant temperatures and the absence of monsoon rains create optimal conditions for trekking through the high passes of Everest.

By choosing these months, you maximize your chances of encountering the best mountain panoramas and enjoying comfortable weather throughout your journey. Prepare yourself for an extraordinary experience as you traverse the three high passes, taking in the majestic beauty of Everest and its surrounding peaks in all their glory.

Itinerary Expand All

You will wake up early in the morning to catch a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. It is about 30 minutes of flight to Lukla (2610m). We begin our trek from Namche to Phakding through DudhKoshiRiver. This route is smooth and we cross by the little village of Ghat (2550m before arriving at Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.

This day starts with a gentle walk to Monjo (beautiful Sherpa village); now we enter Sagarmatha National Park where you will need to show our TIMS and issue national park permit) at the Monjo office. Now, the trek to Namche Bazar starts with a steep ascend from where you will be able to see Mount Everest and Lhotse for the first time. Reach at Namche Bazar, overnight at tea house.

It is important to stay and walk a little bit around Namche Bazaar to get acclimatized. Hike around Namche, stroll around the bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.

This day starts with a gentle climb up and descends to Dudh Koshi at an altitude of 3550m before trekking up to Tengboche. Tengboche (Thyangboche) lies at an altitude of 3870m above the sea level, you can enjoy the views of Mount Everest, Thamserku, Amadablam. You will also spot the Tibetan Monastery where you can enter and listen to the monks chanting their mantras.

You will trek through wooded jungles and cross through the ImjaKhola Valley. You will have even more stunning mountain views as you are approaching close to the high Himalayas. Trek through the Pangboche Monastery and climb up to Dingboche at an altitude of 4360m. From Dingboche, you will see spectacular views of Mount Amadablam and Island Peak. Overnight at guest house

This day, you will have a short trek to Chhukhung, you will be heading another part of the Khumbu region, Chhukung offers stunning views of Mount Makalu, Island Peak, Peak 30 and other snow-capped mountains. Overnight at guesthouse

This day, we will cross one of the first 3 high passes, Kongma La Pass. We trek above the Pheriche and Dingboche valleys, near the ridge of Pokhalde Peak before crossing the Kongma La Pass. It is quite a long and exhausting day but you will the most amazing views of the several peaks including the entire Khumbu Valley.

This is another strenuous day as you will trek about 8 hours in a day. You will trek through Khumbu Glacier; visit Everest Base Camp (EBC) and back to Gorakshep. From EBC, you will have spectacular views of Mt, Pumori, Khumbutse, Changtse, Khumbu Icefall but not Mount Everest.

Early in the morning, before the sun rises, hike up to Kalapatthar that offers stunning views of Mount Everest. You can have 360-degree views of the highest peaks in the world. After observing several highest mountains, back to Gorakhseph and continue to descend to Lobuche. The same day, continue to Dzong La. Overnight at Guesthouse

This day, we begin with a little walk up toward Cho La pass. The route crosses the glacier that is marked by cairns. When we arrive at Cho La Pass, the route descends to Thangnak then we continue passing by the lakes at Gokyo. Overnight at Gokyo

Early in the morning, hike Gokyori which takes about 2 hours for a breathtaking sunrise view of Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains. You will have the best views of mountains from here.

This day, we skip the main path and cross Renjo La Pass via DudhPokhari (lake), after trekking for about 3 hours, we reach Renjo La, from where you will have an again amazing panorama view of the mountains. The Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche mountains can be seen glowing in the sun. Along the way, you will see RelamaTsho and Renjo Lakes, then we reach Lungden (4350m). Overnight at Guest house

You will trek down to Thamel today while going down you will cross the BhoteKoshiriver and descend to Taranga and trek to Thame village. Overnight at guesthouse

This day, you will trek beside the river and crossing the bridge you will walk up through the rhododendron forest and reach Namche Bazar. Overnight at guesthouse

Trek down to Lukla from Namche via the same route we trekked up.  Overnight at Lukla

Your adventure ends here. Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Allow few extra days for sightseeing the Kathmandu valley or drive to Chitwan for Jungle Safari and relax.

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What's Included ?

  • Airport Pick up and Drop Services
  • 2 Nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • All necessary permits such and TIMS, National Park Fee
  • All nights’ Lodge or tea house accommodation while trekking
  • 3 times meals in a day such as Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trekking Gears such as Duffle Bag, Walking sticks during trekking (needs to be returned)
  • Medical Kit First-Aid Bag
  • English Speaking Professional license holder Local Guide
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight and domestic airport taxes including guides
  • One porter for every 2 trekkers including his entire expenses
  • Staff insurance, Salary, necessary equipment, Food, and accommodation
  • Rescue Arrangements but Not the bills Please.

What's Excluded ?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Extra Night in Kathmandu because of  early arrival, late departure, or early arrival from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary
  • Any drinks such as hard or soft
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Rescue operation charges
  • International Airfare To and From Kathmandu
  • Tips for Supports staff and etc.

Customer Reviews

John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Payment: A deposit of 30% of the total tour cost is required to book the tour with Himalayan Windows (HW). The remaining balance is to be paid three days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made via Wire Transfer or Credit Card. All credit card payments are securely processed and a bank fee applies.

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Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.

Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.

Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.

Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.

HimalayanWindows strongly recommends that anyone planning to travel in the Himalayas purchase Travel Insurance. This policy will provide coverage in the case of medical emergencies, evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, and last-minute tour/ticket cancellations. Having this protection in place will help ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.


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