19 Days Everest Three Pass Trek In The Everest Region

Starting From $2038.00 per person

Trekking in the Everest region is justifiably popular, but we take you off the beaten track through the remote Thame village and over two less trekked passes – the Renjo La (5,340m), and the Kongma La (5,545m). This high Everest trekking trail provides fantastic views of famous  Everest region peaks and with very few western trekkers. We have the excellent typical purposes of climbing the tops of Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri, offering panoramic views of Cho Oyo, Mount Everest, Cholatse and many more soaring Himalayan peaks. We cross the third pass (Kongma La), the tough and often snow-covered Cho La, which connects these valleys. If you want there is also the chance to trek to Everest Base Camp.


During Everest Three Pass Trek, all three high passes provide superb views of the snow-covered Himalayan giants of the Everest region, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse and Makalu. The typical trekking challenges of Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar, both peaks offering fantastic views of Everest and many other 8,000m and 7,000m peaks. We consider this is the final high altitude adventure trekking in the world’s most spectacular mountain landscape. The unsurpassed scenery more than rewards for the rigors of this challenging trek.

Everest Three Pass Trek is, without a doubt, the most adventurous trek in Everest region, if not the entire country. The reason why it’s called Everest Three Pass trek is that it allows the trekkers to cross three prominent high altitude passes in the Everest Region. In the process of doing so, the trekkers tend to cover the entire Everest region. Everest Three Pass trek can also be considered as the amalgamation of the major treks of the Everest Region – Everest Base Camp trek, Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, and of course, Everest High Pass Trek. With all the attractions to cover, both natural and cultural, the trek can be considered as the perfect journey. Provided that you’re able to complete the entire trek, you’re definitely going to feel that this is one of the best trips you’ve ever been in. Everest Three Pass trek has something for everyone.

Altogether, three pass trekking is a 19 days long journey. During this time, the trekker’s trek for around 14 days. The rest of the time is spent acclimatizing and having fun on the route. Quite like other treks in the Everest region, the journey starts and ends at Lukla. The best thing about this trek is that it allows you to explore the entire Khumbu Valley in one go. Provided that you have the time, energy and resources, going on three pass trekking and exploring Khumbu Valley can prove to be the best holiday option for you. As mentioned above, three passes trek covers Everest Base Camp trek and as well as Everest Gokyo Lake trek. So, the same destinations that you cover during these other treks are also covered during Everest High Pass trek. But, there are certain villages and settlement areas that are unique to this trekking journey.

Places You Will Cover

The places that you will cover during three passes trek are Chhukung, which is a village that you will cross right before reaching the first pass, Dzongla, another village that you will cross while going from Kala Patthar to Gokyo, and so on. During the trek, you will also get to climb a mini mountain known as Chhukung Ri. It is a hiking mountain with a height of 5550 m. It is said to offer amazing views of the peaks in the region like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and so on. Chhukung is a significant village in the Everest region which doesn’t just serve as a rest stop for trekkers, but also serves as the starting point of the trail that leads to Imja Peak or Island Peak. These places along with so many others make the three passes trek a gruesome, and as well as an exciting adventure. It is a must try for any trekking or mountaineering freak.

Kongma La, Cho La And Renjo La Pass

One of the most amazing attractions of the Everest three pass trek are the three high altitude mountain passes. You will cross them at different points during the trek. The first pass that you will cross is Kongma La, which is situated at an elevation of 5200 m. The second pass that you will cross is Cho La, which is situated at an altitude of 5330 m. And the third pass that you will cross, almost at the end is Renjo La, whose height is 5360 m. Now, though these passes add that extra level of difficulty, they also make the journey quite exciting. The trek is marked as a challenging one not just because of the passes but also the length of the journey, the altitude that a trekker needs to cover during the trip, the excruciating weather, rough terrain, and so on. Despite the fact that it’s so tough, Everest Three Pass Trek is a sought after trek in Nepal.

Sagarmatha National Park

Another most exciting feature of three pass trekking is Sagarmatha National Park. Most of the trekking routes and the attractions in the Everest region are situated inside the protected area premises. These attractions include the numerous mountain peaks, rivers, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, icefalls, forests, and most importantly, the priceless wildlife, vegetation and humans, with their distinct culture and tradition. During your three pass trekking, as the journey takes you through Sagarmatha National Park, you will get to explore all these and many more. The park is known for the varied species of plant life which consists of trees such as rhododendron, birch, juniper, pine, bamboo, and so on. Also, there are 118 species of birds found in the park, like Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Red-Billed Chough, and so on, and numerous species of mammals like Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk Deer, and so on.

Highlighted Everest Base Camp

Apart from the attractions that are specific to the three pass trekking, you will come across attractions like Everest Base Camp, which is a highlight of Everest Base Camp trek. The view of Everest from Base Camp is considered to be the best part of Everest Base Camp trekking, however, it’s not quite so. The view of Everest from Base Camp is not as good as that from Kala Patthar, which is a mini mountain, quite like Chhukung Ri, situated at an altitude of 5545 m. Trekkers hike to the top of Kala Patthar to enjoy the most amazing early morning views of peaks in the Everest region. Now, it is true that Everest Base Camp takes you as close as you can get to Mount Everest, however, it also takes you close to Khumbu icefall, which tends to block the crucial views that you could have enjoyed if the icefall wasn’t on the way.

Gokyo Lakes

In the same way, another set of attractions that you would come across during three pass trekking or Everest Three Pass Trek, which are not specific to it are the Gokyo Lakes. These are the highlights of the Everest Gokyo Lake trek. Gokyo Lakes are actually a complex of mountain lakes. There are altogether 19 lakes in this complex, all interconnected with each other. And the major lake among them is called Gokyo Lake. The largest and the deepest lake of the complex is Thonak Cho. These lakes are called oligotrophic lakes, which means that their nutrient content, mainly oxygen, is very low. This prevents microorganisms from surviving in the lake. They have a natural blue color, which clearly stands out in an environment that is generally white and grey. The lakes in the Gokyo Lakes complex get all their waters from the nearby Ngozumpa Glacier.

Gokyo Village

Other attractions that you will come across during the journey include Gokyo Village, which is a beautiful and peaceful settlement area, situated at the bank of Gokyo Lake. You will also get to hike to the top of Gokyo Ri, which is a mini-mountain quite like Kala Patthar and Chhukung Ri, with an elevation of 5357 m. it is also said to offer outstanding views of the entire Everest region, and the trekkers tend to hike to reach its top. During the three pass trekking journey, you will also come across settlement areas like Lukla, Namche Bazaar and Tengboche. Lukla is known to be the home of Tenzing Hillary Airport, one of the most dangerous airports in the world. On the other hand, Namche Bazaar is the busiest town in the region. No matter what equipment or item you’re lacking for trekking or mountaineering trip, you can get it all here.

Experience The Culture

Quite like any other trek in the Everest region, one of the most essential elements of three pass trekking is the religion, culture, and tradition that you’ll get to experience here, either by communicating with the locals or by visiting the holy pilgrimage sites. During the trip, you’ll come across this village known as Tengboche, which is known to house Dawa Chholing Gompa. It is the most significant religious and cultural heritage of the entire Khumbu region. People following Buddhism make sure to visit this place during their happiness and sorrows and offer their homage to the deities here. Despite the fact that monument has been destroyed and re-established twice, it has the same amount of impact in the hearts of its pilgrims.

About The Company

Happy Holiday Treks & Expedition is an outstanding travel and tour operator. We are the experts when it comes to trekking and expedition, as the company was established by a group of individuals who have years of experience serving the trekkers and mountaineers as guides. We know the ins and outs of the hills and mountains in Nepal, and so, we realize what makes or breaks a trip. If you’re not quite into adventurous journeys, you could also go for laid back ones like luxury tours, jungle safari, food, and cultural tours, and so on, as we offer them all. Happy Holiday Treks and Expedition is an affordable and reliable company. Our itineraries feature the most exciting tourist destinations in countries like Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. One of the best things about us is that we prioritize client satisfaction. So, if you’re looking to spend your holidays in any of the places mentioned above, doing any of the above-mentioned activities, especially go for Three Pass trekking, contact Happy Holiday Treks and Expedition today. With us by your side, your holidays will never be the same again. You can count on it.

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Lukla 2,743m, Trek to Monjo 5-6 hours. Overnight lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 3:  Trel tp Namche Bazaar 3,445m 3-4 hours. Overnight lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 4: Rest Day – Acclimatisation. Overnight lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 5: Trek to Thame 3,820m 5-6 hours. Overnight lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 6: Trek from Thame to Lungden 4,350m 4 hours. Overnight lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 7: Rest acclimatization day in Lungden 4,350m Overnight lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 8: Trek to Gokyo 4790m over the Renjo La 5,340m, (8 hours) Overnight lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 9: Rest day in Gokyo/ Gokyo Ri 5,360m. Overnight lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 10: Trek to Dragnak 4,750m. 2 hours. Overnight in lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 11: Cross Cho La 5,420m and Descend to Dzongla 4,843m, 8 hours. Overnight lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 12: Descend to Duglha and trek to Lobuche 4,931m 4-5 hours. Overnight Lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 13: Trek to Kala Pattar, 5,545m, and return to Gorak Shep, 5,165m – 6-7 hours. Overnight Lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 14: Trek to Chukhung 4,743m via the Kongma La 5,535m  (8 hours) Overnight lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 15: Trek to Pangboche 4,000m 5 hours. Overnight lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 16: Trek to Namche 3,445m. 7 hrs. Overnight lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 17: Trek to Lukla 2,880m. 6 to 7 hrs. Overnight lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight Hotel.

Day 19: Departure transfer to International Airport to fly back Home.

Trek Services Include: 

  • The Three High Passes Everest trek with trek guide, porter/s,
  • Basic but clean and comfortable twin share private accommodation in local lodges,
  • Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek on BB basis.
  • All meals on trek
  •  Road head transport (ex Kathmandu),
  • Trek permit & Park fees,
  • Contribution to guide transport
  • Guide/porter insurance.
  • Domestic flights.
  • Sleeping bag

Cost Will Not Include:

  • Personal equipment;
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu;
  •  Tips;
  • Client insurance of any kind;
  • Cost of evacuation (if any);
  • Bottled/alcoholic drinks;
  • Nepal visa costs;
  • International flight ticket
  • Other expenses of personal nature.

For detail information please contact us at : [email protected] 

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#In December 2011, my husband and I did a 3 trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal followed by 3 days at Chitwan National Park with Happy Holidays (Kuman Gurung).  We’re in our mid-sixties and began to question our decision when various friends and family members said that it’d be way too cold and difficult at that time of the year.  Actually November and December are excellent months to trek in Nepal as it is normally dry and sunny.  Kuman is an excellent choice as he did all the planning, gaining of licenses, arranging for lodging and planning of the length of our trekking days.  We liked that he not only planned, but accompanied our group of 6, along with two other wonderful assistants (porter and guide).  One needs to understand that Nepal is a third world country, and electricity and warm water become an issue all over the country.  Our days were very warm---how I wished I’d brought a short sleeved shirt---and the nights are cold.  We hadn’t anticipated that we’d spend much of our time climbing up or down----but Nepal translates to the Himalayas so that’s what you do. (much is rock steps which can be difficult for some)  The vistas make stopping often to rest a treasure,----it is beautiful---so beautiful.  You are remote and everything is packed into the area---your meals come mainly from the gardens and are delicious!  Kuman is willing to tailor the trip’s destination and length to your ability and time frame.  He provides one with a most memorable experience, and you come away with a true appreciation of the country and people.  He also arranged our stays in Katmandu and 3 days in the Chitwan National Park.  You begin and end your trek in Pokhara and we recommend the Temple Tree Resort and the Moon Dance restaurant as a great way to end your trek.  Thank you Kuman for making our adventure in Nepal so perfect!

Charlie and Patty SeeUSA

#Namaste to Kuman and Lokenra, I write as the expedition leader of a team of 6 (3 Canadians and 3 Americans) who recently traveled for 1 month in Nepal and Bhutan using the guiding and coordinating services of Happy Holidays Treks and Expeditions, in particular Kuman and Lokendra.  This was the second expedition which these gentlemen looked after us, the first being in 2010, another month long expedition which featured trekking through the Everest region, a jungle adventure in Chitwan and an extended whitewater rafting trip on the reverred Sun Kosiriver. Our October- November2013 trip featured trekking the Annapurna region, trekking for a week in Bhutan and whitewater rafting 2 rivers - the Kali Gandaki and the BhotoKosi rivers. Needless to say, the care and expert attention provided by Kuman and Lokendra was exceptional.  Every aspect of our trip was handled flawlessly and with good humor and insight of the Nepalese culture and traditions.  Over the last 15 years, I have lead many trekking and rafting expeditions around the world and without any qualification I give the highest marks to both Kuman and Lokendra. Not only did we get full value for our money, but it was done with genuine TLC by both these wonderful gentlemen.  Even when things went off track ( which in the 3rd world - in truly remote environments -  can happen in technicolor - in this case a National Strike of workers) alternate arrangements were undertaken with ease and care - maintaining our schedule and achieving our expedition objectives. I obviously think highly of Kuman and Lokendra and strongly recommend Happy Holidays as 'the go to' trekking/expedition/rafting company in Nepal. In this regard, if you require further amplification of my comments I would be pleased to endorse this recommendation via email or telephone. Clearly, if Nepal offers a Tourism Award for best guides/guiding companies,  Happy Holidays would be a first prize winner!

Temple W. HarrisToronto, Canada

#Dear Kuman, Happy New Year and Namaste.  It has been more than a month since the Team Tim returned home from the experience of a lifetime—organized by you and your company.  It was such an amazing trip with so many different aspects to it.   We started our adventure in Nepal where you and I first met, then quickly off to Bhutan, and eventually back to Nepal and home.  The trip you organized for us contained so many different elements--- hiking, rafting and learning about the cultural aspects of the two countries.  It was an organizational nightmare, but everything ran so smoothly under your direction.  Tim, Viv and I commented about how smooth the transition was between each activity and country.  It really was one of our best adventures. I was so impressed with the way in which the guides took such very good care of us. They were all so happy to teach us about Buddhism, their country and their politics.  I thought it very special how you joined us on the trekking part of the trip. You also went that extra mile when we rafted in Nepal.  You followed our route and met us at each stop along the way to feed us, take pictures, carry our “stuff”, or whatever else our team of 6 needed.  We all became family ----Lakendra, you, and the 3 Canadian and 3 American travellers. I know that you and Tim had thousands of emails between you as you planned this extensive trip.  Tim you knew from his last trip.  He was thrilled that you had opened your own office and that he was able to have you and Lakenda organize and guide the trip respectively. I would be privileged to serve as a reference for you if a potential client requests it. You receive a five start rating from me. Thanks again,

Marlene FogeToronto, Canada