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Everest Three High Passes Trek

This challenging route takes trekkers over the ‘three high passes’ of Renjola 5320m Chola 5340m and Kongma La 5535m. The three week long trek connects the beautiful vallies of Thame Valley, Gokyo Valley and the Khumbu Valley, with it’s famous glacier and Everest base camp perched just beside it. Providing the most extensive and formidable trekking in the Sagarmatha region, with countless stunning views of the world’s tallest mountains, this trek cannot fail to impress and inspire!

Beginning at Lukla after a scenic flight from Kathmandu, the route begins on the expedition trail, working it’s way up through the heartland of the Sherpa people with their famous hospitality and Buddhist traditions. After a stay at Namche Bazaar, the trail ascends to the higher valleys where we make the passes. At many varied points on the trail there are outstanding views of Mt Everest 8848m, Choyu 8188m, Maklu 8463m. While in Gokyo valley we encounter the peaceful blue holy mountain lake at Gokyo, and a number of other high altitude lakes. The trail culminates in its challenging ascent of Kala Pattar 5550m, from where there are unrivalled 360 views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.

This trek is recommended for the fitter and hardier trekker. The length of time on the route combined with the number of steep ascents at high altitude mean this route is not for the faint hearted. It can also provide an excellent challenge for those in training for peak climbing and mountaineering in the future.

As with all our treks, we can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many details according to your time, availability and special interests.

Trip Facts

  • Trip duration: -  17 days from Kathmandu
  • Highest point: - (5340m), (5,420m / 17,782ft), (5535m). Renjo la, Chola & Kongmala passes
  • Best season: - October, November, March & April
  • Meal: - Breakfast in Kathmandu & Full board on Trek
  • Physical rating: -

  • Day 01 Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport Kathmandu. Pick up by Sherpa Brothers treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast
  • Day 02 Half day sightseeing around world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trip. In the evening welcome dinner offer from Sherpa Borthers at typical Nepalese restaurant, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast
  • Day 03 Morning scenic flight to Lukla (2,840m / 9318ft) and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8701ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 3 hours
  • Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,446m / 11306ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours
  • Day 05 Rest day, hike to world highest point hotel Everest view hotel (3800m), O/N in tea house : Approx 4 hours
  • Day 06 Trek to Thame [3820m / 12533ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours
  • Day 07 Trek to Lungden [4,300m / 14,104ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours
  • Day 08 Lungden cross Renjo pass (5,338m / 17,509ft), and trek to Gokyo (4,800m / 15,744ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 8 hours
  • Day 09 Rest day, hike to Gokyo Ri (5,330m / 17,483ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4 hours
  • Day 10 Trek to Thaknak (4,750m / 15,580ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours
  • Day 11 Thaknak, cross Cho-la Pass (5367m / 17604ft) and trek to Dzongla (4,850m / 15908ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 8 hours
  • Day 12 Dzongla to Lobuche (4,900m/16,072ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours
  • Day 13 Labuche to Gorakshep [5,160m / 16,929ft) and hike to world highest peak Mt Everest base camp (5,316m / 17,437ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 8 hours
  • Day 14 Early morning hike to highest point of trek Kalapathar (5,550m / 18,204ft) and trek to Labuche (4,900m /16,072ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 6 hours
  • Day 15 Lobuche cross Kongma La (5,535m / 18,159ft) and trek to Chhukung, O/N in tea house : Approx 9 hours
  • Day 16 Chhukung to Tyangboche (3,867m / 12684ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours
  • Day 17 Tyangbuche to Manjo (2835m / 9302ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours
  • Day 18 Monjo to Lukla (2800m / 9186ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours
  • Day 19 After having early morning breakfast, fly to Kathmandu rest, free time and last minute shopping in Kathmandu, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast
  • Day 20 Extra day for weather contingency
  • Day 21 As per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure
Cost Included

  •  Accommodation and Breakfast during 17 days Three high pass trekking period
  • Professional and experience license holder trekking guide salary and insurance
  • Porter salary, equipments and insurance
  •  Airfare to Lukla and back to Kathmandu with guide
  • Standard   hotel with deluxe BB in Kathmandu for 4 nights
  •  Sagarmatha National park and TIMS permit
  • Airport receive and departure 4 times
  • Trip route map
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Half day word heritage sites sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Duffel bag for packing daily trip gears
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
Cost Excluded

  • Personal nature expense
  • Bar and bevrage bills
  • Personal insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and during the trek
  • Unforeseen accidental rescue
  • Days beyond the itinerary
  • Tips for staff
Additional Info

Physical Grading Level

Four circles indicates the adventure grade trip and it usually requires 6-7 hours of walking everyday. This trail connects three valleys Thame, Gokyo and Everest base camp via passing three high passes Renjola (5360m) Cho-la (5420m) and Kongmala (55,35m). The participant has to be physically fit, positive attitude, good health and self confident. At least 3500 m previous trekking or hiking experience is require to do the trip. Jogging or hiking couple of months prior of the trek is needed. It is essential that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to us at the time of trek booking.

Accommodation and food on Trip

 4 nights in 3 star hotel with Deluxe BB in Kathmandu on twin sharing, 16 days twin sharing accommodations in mountain tea house (lodge) and food on full board( Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and tea coffee)

Travel Insurances

Sherpa Brothers Treks Expedition Pvt. Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.
All Nepalese staff, guides and porters employed by Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. are covered locally but we regret that we cannot offer insurance for our clients.
Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt.Ltd. is not liable should anything go wrong due to unforeseen circumstances.
When choosing an insurance policy be sure to confirm with your insurer that your policy covers adventure holidays and trekking at high altitude. Some insurers makes special exception for these types of trip so please read the small print and contact your insurer if you are unsure.

  • Required gears check list
  • Down jacket – 1
    Sleeping bag – 1
    Light warm walking trouser – 2
    Sun glass – 2
    Walking pole – 1
    Hat – 1
    Phillips jacket – 1
    Windproof jacket – 1
    T- shirt – 3
    Walking boot – 1
    Gloves – 2
    Day bag – 1
    Water bottle – 1
    Torch light – 1
    Warm socks – 4
    Sun cream – 1
    Lip guard – 1
    Tooth brush – 1
    Face wash soap – 1
    Flip flap/ Sandal – 1


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