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Everest Base Camp and Three High Passes Trek

Trip Highlight

  • Cultural tours of Kathmandu valley (Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath (Hindu shrine) and the giant Buddhist Stupa at Buddhanath)
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Explore the culture, tradition and lifestyles of Sherpa people.
  • Walking through Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site)
  • Excursion to Buddhist monasteries and other cultural monuments
  • Visiting Edmund Hillary School, Hospital and Tengboche Monastery
  • Stunning views of Khumbu Ice fall.
  • View of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku
  • Trek to Everest Three High passes.
  • Climbing Kalapatthar at elevation of 5,555m
  • Walking on Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu glacier
  • Arrival & departure transfer by a private tourist vehicle
  • 19 nights’ accommodation

About Trip

Everest three high passes trek is a spellbinding excursion through the challenging high passes of the Everest region. It leaves you with lifetime memories of exploring the Himalayan excursion with the magnetizing huge mountains, Lakes, and glaciers along with the beautiful Sherpa valleys and their remarkable cultural pattern. 

The inspiring three passes trek in the Everest region includes some of the most action-packed high passes that are over 5000 meters from the sea level. Flying to Lukla, you pass various Sherpa settlements and walk through the Sagarmatha National Park, you cross the Kongma La Pass (5535m), Cho La Pass (5368m) and Renjo La Pass (5360m), which adjoins the trail of Everest base camp and Gokyo valley.  Also, the cultural prosperity is incredible with the colorful monasteries and Chhortens.  Exploring the Sherpa capital (Khumjung), you get the spiritual mysteries of the cultural fascinations of the Himalayan leaders. Passing the Tengboche Monastery, you head towards the Kongma La Pass. The prayers flag over the cairn at the top of the pass makes you feel great along with the Himalayan wonders.

Make a side trip to the Everest base camp and Kalapatthar through the rocky moraine trail. Descending to Dzongla, you cross the Chola Pass, which is extremely challenging with steep rocks and strong wind blow and finally descend to the Gokyo valley. Physical fitness and acclimatization should not be underestimated. Spending a hiking day to Gokyo Ri, you cross the last high pass-Renjo La. During the trek, the magnificent Himalayan glory of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantenga, Kwandge, Tawache, and Thamserku are just amazing. Adventure Club Trek organizes Everest Three High Passes Trek with suitable itinerary and sufficient time for acclimatization. For more information, please feel free to contact us. 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft)

Day 02:Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,804m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m) : 40 minutes flight, 3 -4 hours trek

Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) : 5 -6 hours trek

Day 05:Acclimatization rest day at Namche Bazaar

Day 06:Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860 m) : 5 -6 hours trek

Day 07:Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m) : 5 -6 hours trek

Day 08:Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m) : 3- 4 hours trek

Day 09:Acclimatization: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and return to Chhukung: 3-4 hours

Day 10:Chhukung -Cross Kongma La (5,535m) to Lobuche (4,940m) : 6 -7 hours trek

Day 11:Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) -Gorak Shep : 8-9 hours trek

Day 12:Hike up to Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and trek back to Lobuche (4,940 m) : 6 hours trek

Day 13:Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m) : 3 -4 hours trek

Day 14:Dzongla -Cross Cho La -pass (5,368m) -Thangnak (4,680m) to Gokyo (4,800m) : 7 -8 hours trek

Day 15:Rest day at Gokyo and excursion around Gokyo valley

Day 16:Gokyo - Renjo La pass (5,360) to Marlung (4,210m) : 7- 8 hours trek

Day 17:Marlung to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) : 5- 6 hours trek

Day 18:Namche Bazaar to Lukla, (2,804m) : 6-7 hours trek

Day 19:Fly back to Kathmandu : 40 minutes flight

Day 20:Farewell; flights homes

What is Included

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  • 16 nights’ accommodation during the trek in a twin shared lodge (tea house)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, first aid kit and trekking map
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • Trip completion certificate
  • All government and local taxes.

What is not Included

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandator).

Important Note:

The above information is a guide and standard template of our services. Our trips can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft)Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner.. Overnight at hotel. Included Meals: Dinner.

Day 02Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation The exciting day begins with a cultural tour to various mediaeval sites in Kathmandu. You will drive to visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites - Pashupatinath Temple (the biggest Hindu shrine), Boudhanath (largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal), Swayambhunath (a fine Buddhist stupa at the hill top of Kathmandu) and the Kathmandu Durbar Square (an open museum and abode of Kumari). Coming back from the sightseeing, you will take part in a short briefing and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel.
Included Meals: breakfast .

Day 03Fly to Lukla (2,804m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m) : 40 minutes flight, 3 -4 hours trekEarly morning transfer to the domestic airport for about 40 minutes scenic flight to the tiny airstrip at Lukla (2,800m), a getaway destination from where our trek starts. This is an amazing air routes in the world surrounded by high mountain peaks. After reaching at Lukla we will have time for tea while our guide sort out and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. We begin our trek through the pretty well-off Sharpa village and crosses several tributary streams and we have some tantalizing views before reaching the small settlement of Phakding (2,650m).We could get warmed up for some acclimatizing with a short hike to a nearby monastery or just stroll around to get a feel of the land. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ..

Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) : 5 -6 hours trekAfter breakfast, we begin our trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about five hours. This day you trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo (2800m.) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set up to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche Bazaar and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. You can also enjoy the view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Kongde-Ri and Tawache peak. You will also visit some of the village monasteries on the way trekking to Namche Bazaar (3440m).Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner .

Day 05Acclimatization rest day at Namche BazaarSpending an extra day is a great idea to acclimatize and walk around to discover the lively Sherpa culture. Sherpas are world renowned Himalayan leaders and also expert in mountaineering. After the breakfast, we head towards Khumjung via Everest view hotel. Khumjung is also known as the Sherpa capital, which is densely populated and we can explore the monasteries and Mani walls. The superb hike lets us a chance to view the Himalayan wonders, including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nupste and Lhotse. As we return to Namche, there is time to see the National Park museum and the Sherpa Cultural Centre with interesting displays of Sherpa culture & mountain finery. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner .

Day 06Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860 m) : 5 -6 hours trekAfter breakfast, we start the trek towards Tengboche enjoying stunning view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region. We visit the monastery the same day at around 3 p.m. to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of Everest region. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m) : 5 -6 hours trekWith a Morning Prayer bell, we leave our bed and walk there to view the ritual processes. Tengbuche monastery is one of the important monasteries in the Khumbu region, which was built in 1921 and destroyed by fire in 1989 and again re-established. Then return back to the hotel, have breakfast and begin the trek. Pangboche is the best lunch stop today. the Gompa of Pangboche is regarded as the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. Dingbuche is about 2 to 2.5 hour walk from here. The view of Kwandge, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantenga, and Thamserku are amazing. Overnight at Teahouse.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Day 08Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m) : 3- 4 hours trek We have a comfortable walk today from Dingbuche to Chhukung through the Imja River valley. We can see the stunning peaks- Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Island Peak. Crossing some glacial streams, we reach to Chhukung. The Himalayan panoramas and alpine glacial region can be seen from here. Enjoy the warm meal in the evening. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner .

Day 09Acclimatization: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and return to Chhukung: 3-4 hours Trekking experts strongly recommend an acclimatization in Chhukung before doing the Kongma La pass. However, we are not supposed to stay inactive. The view from Chhukung and further up the valley on the moraines towards Island Peak (6189 m) are tremendous. We grasp this opportunity to climb the Chhukung Ri or climb to the base camp of Island Peak. The great south face of Lhotse towers above to the north, while Amphu Lapcha a (5780 m pass) and the immense fluted ice walls that flank it dominate the horizon to the south. To the southwest, the eastern face, of Ama Dablam provides an unusual view of this picturesque peak. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10Chhukung -Cross Kongma La (5,535m) to Lobuche (4,940m) : 6 -7 hours trekWe start early morning from Chhukung with Pack Lunch towards the pass, a gentle hike along the valley at first, followed by a steep ascent into the deep valley between Pokalde Peak and Chhukung. This is a huge day as we ascend to the Kongma La pass amid the crags of this outlying ridge from nearby Nuptse. From the pass we descend steeply to the Khumbu Glacier which we cross, clambering up the moraines on the far side to reach the meadow by the Italian high altitude research pyramid where we plan to camp the night. The difficulty of today's trek should not be taken for granted, particularly in snow conditions where the trek across the glacier at the conclusion of the day can be quite exhausting. The final descent is the most difficult stage of the trek today, upon climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. We enjoy spectacular views of Pumori and Nuptse.Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) -Gorak Shep : 8-9 hours trekEarly in the morning, we climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the views of sunrise. It’s a magnificent experience; make sure you get some good pictures into your camera. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. Descending to Gorakshep, we will have breakfast and we trek down to Pheriche. The Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is located down here, and foreign volunteer doctors are based at this post to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as the local folks. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12Hike up to Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and trek back to Lobuche (4,940 m) : 6 hours trek Getting up early in the morning, we prepare for the climb to Kalapatthar. It is located at 5555 meters altitude. Kalapatthar is a superb view point of various mountains including the East Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu along with the Khumbu Glacier. Descending to Gorakshep, we have lunch and descend to Lobuche. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 13Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m) : 3 -4 hours trek Today, the trek is not tough as previous days. Passing glacial streams, we walk towards Dzongla. The spectacular Mt. Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Taboche and the neighboring peaks can be seen awesome. Passing Lobuche Kharka and walking through the cross country trail, we reach to Dzongla steadily. Overnight at Teahouse. Included Meals : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Day 14Dzongla -Cross Cho La -pass (5,368m) -Thangnak (4,680m) to Gokyo (4,800m) : 7 -8 hours trekAfter a breather, we make a beeline for the lakes at Gokyo. We follow a path with good scenery to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a steep rocky incline into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We soon arrive at the second of the lakes, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La pass. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Walking on the banks of the lake, we view some stunning scenery with the summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang reflected in its emerald green waters. The ground then flattens out and the path all but disappears as we hip-hop across a field of boulders. Finally we climb a gentle slope to the top, from where its all a rollercoaster downhill (today only we reckon!), following a narrow river valley all the way to its base where we do an overnight at Thagnag, a small Sherpa settlement nestled beneath fantastic natural rock walls that serve as protection, just a stone's throw from the Ngozumpa Glacier. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 15Rest day at Gokyo and excursion around Gokyo valleyTowering Gokyo raises high above the village on the northern edge of the lake and we prepare to quit camp at the first break of dawn, following a sharp path up the hillside. As we climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly creep up into our vision and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself, is said to be one of the best ever known in the Everest region – many feel it is even better than that from Kala Pattar. If the stamina is still there, notwithstanding some well earned rest; we can enjoy some even better views which can be had by dropping back down to the main path and following it north to the fourth and fifth of the Gokyo lakes, the latter being about three hours from Gokyo. It’s been a wonderful day & we conclude it at Gokyo Ri for a solid sleep.Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16Gokyo - Renjo La pass (5,360) to Marlung (4,210m) : 7- 8 hours trek Getting up early in the morning, we have breakfast and manage our gears to proceed towards the Renjo La pass. It is also a difficult pass over 5000 meters, however if we begin on time, we can do it. After a couple of hours, we reach at the top and the golden sun rays over Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and other snowy peaks. Then we descend through the steep trail and reach to Marlung, which is resided beside the Bhote Koshi River. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17Marlung to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) : 5- 6 hours trekDescending from Marlung, we trek down towards the River and cross the bridge. Then we head towards Taranga and reach to Langmuche Khola. Heading for a couple of hours from here, we reach to Thame. The colorful three different monasteries resemble the cultural richness of this part. The Sherpa people have wonderfully preserved their stunning culture and traditions. Passing the Phurte village, we reach to the Namche Bazaar.Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner .

Day 18Namche Bazaar to Lukla, (2,804m) : 6-7 hours trekThe last day of our trekking, we walk down through the steep trail and make an exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and walk pleasantly towards the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing various suspension bridges, we walk gradually to Lukla. This evening is exciting to celebrate the successful trip, sharing with the crew. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 19Fly back to Kathmandu : 40 minutes flight This is an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes about 40 minutes, and you will transfer to the hotel. Getting refreshed, you will be invited for the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant hosted by Adventure Club Trek . Overnight at hotel.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner .

Day 20Farewell; flights homesAdventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.
Meals:Breakfast included

Trip Note

Flight Delays …A possibility to keep In Mind When Planning

For treks that start in Lukla, we normally book flights between Kathmandu (KTM) and Lukla (LUK) on Twin Otter planes. While flight service between the two airports is fairly reliable, at times the flight schedule can be disturbed and flights cancelled because of weather or mechanical problems.  If this happens after your trek and you would miss your international flight out of Kathmandu, Adventure Club Trek can charter a helicopter on your behalf and at your expense, so that you do not miss your international flight. 

We accept US cash, travelers' checks, and credit cards (Visa and Master Card only). Upon payment to our Kathmandu office we will provide you with a receipt, which you can use to receive reimbursement if you have a travel insurance policy.  Depending upon the number of passengers, a helicopter flight will cost at least US$500, and up to US$3,500.

NOTE: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the AnnapurnaLangtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Best Time to Trek to Everest High Passes 
Autumn (Sept to November) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest High Passes Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views.



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Start from   $1759 USD Group Discount

No of people Price
2-5 $1679 USD
6-9 $1589 USD
10+ $1509 USD
  1. 20 Days
  2. Strenuous
  3. 1-12 People

Trip Code:ACT10


Activities :Trekking, Cultural excursion

Best Month:March -May and September -November

Max. Altitude:5,554m/18,192ft at Kalapatthar

Trek Style: TH (Teahouse /Lodge)

Accommodation :Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trekking.

Transportation:Private vehicles & Domestic Flight

Trip Start/ Finish:Kathmandu

Permits:TIMS card, Sagarmatha National park Permit

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