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22 days
Availability : October through June
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 16
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Everest Base Camp Trek through 3 high Passes of Renjo La, Chola and Kongma La; a once-in-a-lifetime journey begins in Lukla (2804m), where you’ll fly from Kathmandu. The flight itself is incredibly short and rarely takes more than 35 minutes; this gives you time to take in the glorious green, peaked terrain and promises to be an exhilarating flight that you won’t forget.

Once you reach Lukla Airport, the trek begins, and you will trek to Phading (2610m), a nice local settlement. On the second day, you will trek to Namche Bazar (3400m), a unique hillside village. It is a perfect place to become acclimatized to the altitude, as it stands at just over 3400m above sea level, making it higher than most people are used to without reaching the dizzying heights of the trek. The trek then heads towards Thame and then Nangpa Valley.

Three Passes Trek
View of Mt. Choyo from the Three Passes Trek

Three Passes Trek of Everest Base Camp

After this, you’ll encounter Renjo La (5340m) – the first of the three high passes – particularly challenging. Therefore, a good level of fitness is vital while crossing the passes. From the Renjo La, you will enjoy the breathtaking view of Mt. Everest and Crystal Gokyo Lake.

In Gokyo lake, you will spend 2 nights exploring the hidden valley, including a visit to 4th lake and a half day hiking to Gokyo Peak (5483m). You will then cross the 2nd Pass – Cho La (5420m) in a 2–day trek, rejoin the main Everest trail and head towards Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar. You’ll then trek downwards to Lobujue before making your way to Kongma La (5400m), the last of the high passes, followed by the summit of Chukhung, the final peak. Here, the views of the North Ridge, the surrounding area and Cho Oyu are unrivalled.

Return to Lukla after successful completion of the Three Passes Trek

Coming around in a full circle, it brings you back to Lukla through many villages rich in culture and tradition, such as Dingboche, Pangboche, Thyangboche, Namche Bazar, Manjo and Phakding. Once back in Kathmandu, you’ll have a chance to discover the city properly, get a hotel to rest in or allow yourself to take in what you’ve just achieved.

Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu Suite Home, Thamel (Google Map)

Departure Time

Between 7-8 am

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast (pre and post-trek)
  • Accommodation at guest houses during the trek
  • Meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Friendly English-speaking guide and strong porter (sharing between 2 members)
  • Entrance Fees (National Park, TIMS and Local Government Fee)

Price Excludes

  • Tipping for guide and porter
  • Any private expenses
  • Any bottled drinks (including tea/coffee, mineral water etc.)
  • Trekking items (sleeping bag etc.)
  • Travel Insurance


  • Farewell dinner
  • Company T-Shirt
  • Trekking Duffle Bag
What to Expect

The route to Everest Base Camp is said to be one of the most gruelling treks around, covering over 60km and climbing up to 5545m, and none are more challenging than this 3 passes trek. Test yourself by trekking with us through the high passes – Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La – which tower at over 5,000m each and aren’t featured on the standard Everest Base Camp (E.B.C.) trek.

  • Better than the best adventure trek in Khumbu Region for Adventure lover
  • Unbeatable views of the Himalaya Ranges from 3 Passes
  • Amazing crystal view of Gokyo Lake
  • Pyramid view of Mt. Everest

Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal

Our Office Representative will warmly welcome you and Transferred to the hotel. Overnight at hotel inclusive of bed and breakfast.

Day 2Phakding (2610m)

Fly to Lukla, then an easy trek to Phakding. Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 3Namche Bazar (3400m)

Trek to Namche Bazar. Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 4Acclimatization day

Acclimatization day in Namche; day hiking to Khumjung and Khunde to view Everest. Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 5Thame (3820m)

Trek to Thame (3820m) via Phurte and Thamo. Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 6Acclimatization day

Another acclimatization day. Day trip visiting the monastery and hiking to a higher elevation (4250m). Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 7Marulung (4210m)

Trek to Marulung (4210m) following an ancient trade route of Nangpa La and Tibet. Following an ancient trade route towards the Nangpa La and Tibet. Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 8Another Acclimatization day

Another acclimatization day at Marulung. Day hiking in the valley. Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 9Gokyo (4790m)

Trek to Gokyo (4790m) via the Renjo La Pass (5340m). Enjoy an incredible view of Mt. Everest from the Pass. Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 10Acclimatization day

Explore the hidden valley of Gokyo and a day trip to 5th lake. Overnight at Gokyo.Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 11Dragnag

Early morning hiking to Gokyo Ri (5483m), back to Gokyo lake and continue trek to Dragnag (4700m) through the Ngozumpa Glacier. Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 12Dzongla (4830m)

Trek to Dzongla (4830m) by cross the Cho La (5420m). Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 13Gorakshep (5140m)

Trek to Ghorak Shep (5140m) via Labuje (4910m). Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 14Gorakshep (5140m)

Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400m) and return to Gorak Shep(5140m). Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 15Labuje (4910m)

Hike to Kala Pathar (5545m) to observe the closeup view of Mt. Everest (8848m) and trek back to Labuje (4910m). Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 16Dingboche (4360m)

Trek to Dingboche (4360m) by crossing the Kongma La (5400m). Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 17 Tengboche (3867m)

Trek to Tengboche (3867m) via Pangboche. Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 18 Monjo

Trek to Monjo via Namche Bazar. Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 19 Lukla

Trek to Lukla following the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight at local lodge, B.L.D.

Day 20 Kathmandu

Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. B.B.

Day 21Leisure day

Extra day in Kathmandu, just in case of flight delay. Overnight at hotel. B.B.

Day 22Departure

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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Bill Passman

Solo Traveller

Namaste Tilak

I just wanted to thank you and your wonderful staff for my incredible trip to Gokyo Ri, Chola Pass, Kalapathar, and Everest Base Camp. It was the best trip of my life. I especially want to thank my guide, Ram, and porter, Santos, who made the trip much easier than ever imagined. The scenery was incredible and will forever be remembered by me. Your staff in Kathmandu was always there to ensure everything was running smoothly. After talking to those on the trail who did not have guides or porters about their difficulties, I cannot imagine even attempting the trip without my wonderful help.

I also had a great time on the tour of Kathmandu, river rafting, and Chitwan National Park. It was a great way to end my trip. The hotels in Kathmandu and Chitwan were especially nice. I did not expect such luxury at such a great price.

I look forward to returning to Nepal to do the Annapurna Circuit. I look forward to seeing everyone again.

Thanks again.

Mississippi, USA

18 September 2018
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