Everest Three High Passes Trek

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This ultimate Everest Three High Passes Trek is for those who seek for more wild and challenging holidays experience as it is more demanding and the longer route crossing through three high passes that are not on the regular Everest trail. These are the Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,420m) and the Renjo La (5,417m). You will also climb three hikng peaks; Gokyo Ri (5,360m) and Kala Pattar (5,54m) offer superb views of Everest, whilst Chukkung Ri (5,550m) is a lesser-known summit, tucked under the imposing Lhotse-Nuptse wall. This westerly approach to Everest provides amazing vistas of the world´s highest mountain and should be considered in particular, by the keen photographer or by those who want a tougher trek. 

Our adventurous Everest Three High Passes Trek starts with an exciting mountain flight to the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla – a beautiful mountain town. We begin our hiking from here to Phakding on the first day and second day we trek to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital. We have a rest and acclimation day at Namche as it is vital to get acclimatized ourselves to adapt with high altitude. On the rest day we have option to hike to Khunde and Khumjung – a charming twin Sherpa Villages nestled bellow the Khumbila Rock and visit Everest View Hotel - the Five Star Hotel in the world´s highest place offering stunning views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Khangtega, Taboche Peak etc.

Our rest and exploration day at Namche is followed by the regular Everest Base Camp Trek route walking through the places of Tengboche; where we will visit region´s most active monastery, enjoy colorful landscapes, other Buddhist monasteries, prayers walls, manis and Dingboche in the land enclosed by the soaring peaks. At Dingboche, trail breaks off with main trail and we head up to Chhukung – a beautiful hamlet of Sherpa Village, we will climb Chhuking Ri on the acclimation day at Chhukung and overnight in Chhukung, also it is always recommended that "hike higher and sleep lower" helps you acclimatized. Then our first three passes, the Kongma La, is probably the toughest day, but your reward is stunning views of Makalu (8,485, the world´s fifth highest mountain) to the east. It is a leisurely descent to Labuche, where we rejoin classic Everest Base Camp Route, before climbing the famous view point of Kala Patthar, second of our three peaks.

Our trek to the view point of Kala Pathar is followed by the tough climb through Cho La pass that takes us to the cobalt-blue lakes at Gokyo. Here we trek our third peak; Gokyo Ri (5,360m). This is a lovely peak above the Gokyo Valley, with fabulous views of the Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Cholatse and many smaller snow-capped mountains. After enjoying awe inspiring views from Gokyo Ri and exploring Gokyo lakes, we make our way to the next great pass, the Renjo La. Making a night in Lungde or Marlung we follow a little of the route used for centuries by the Tibetan Traders via Nangpa La to get to Thame. Following the classical route, we drop down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu leaving behind our foot prints in the shadow of the Everest.

If you are a real adventurer seeking for more of a challenging trek crossing some of the most famous high passes in the world, you really need to consider Wilderness Excursion´s Everest High Passes Trek. If you are looking a slightly less adventurous than this involves suburb views of Gokyo Lakes along with Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, "Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes - 17 Days" would be ideal for us! Wilderness Excursion´s "Everest Base Camp - 16 Days" itinerary would be perfect for you if you are young, energetic, physically fit, and yearn to hike up to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar but will have a limited amount of time to trek. If you are a novice trekker and want some easier itinerary but want to visit the Everest Base Camp, Wilderness Excursion recommend for Everest Base Camp 17 days itinerary would be best option.

Trip Highlights

A Unique trip designed by Wilderness Excursion. This Everest Three High Passes Circuit is our ´dream trip´ Everest trek and the best itinerary we can think of We have been leading Everest High Passes Trekking since last several years. Our trek is led by very professional Wilderness Excursion guides. You are fully supported and taken care and guided during your trek. We take special care of our porters. They are probably the best equipped and clothed in Nepal and well paid, no labor exploitation. You can take advantage of our comprehensive equipment hire service. Your kit bag is carried for you, so you only need carry a day pack. Prices include all permits


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Day 01:Kathmandu to Salleri (Flight/Drive)

There are flights to Salleri or arly in the morning, we start to drive from Kathmandu to Salleri in a local Jeep, it is about 10 hours drive. We can book flights for comfortable keen travelers. If taking local jeep; we can view the panoramas of Riverside, jungle, wonderful landscape and the scattered villages during the ride. We cross the bridge at Sunkoshi River and continue through Okhaldhunga. On the way, we can see the incredible peaks as Dudhkunda (Numpur Himal), Everest and others.Then it is a continual drive up and up, which takes us to the district of Solukhumbu-Salleri. Overnight at Lodge.

Cost Includes:

  • One government-certified and experienced English-speaking local guide.
  • A sharing Sherpa porter between 2 clients to carry your main pack (weight limit 25 kg)
  • Daily 3 times meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Salleri by local sharing jeep.
  • Lukla - Manthali flight and transfer to Kathmandu
  • Necessary trekking permits for Everest three high passes trek.
  • Food, accommodation, and salary of your guide and porters.
  • Insurance for guides and porters as per state low.
  • Local tax documentation fees.


Cost Excludes:

  • Transfers, accommodation, and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu, we can arrange on guest request.
  • All the bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, battery charging, and hot water during the trekking
  • Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls, and laundry service.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Advance deposit transfer fee to book your trip.
  • Tips for guide and porters.


Dates & Prices

We are a registered local trekking based in Kathmandu so we guarantee small private group departures on any dates that suit your date and time. Contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary, and budget scale.

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Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews
  • A great experience!! Thanks for a Great Trip!!

    A great experience!! Thanks for a Great Trip!!


    We trekked adventurous and most thrilling ‘Everest Three High Passes Trekking’ of 29 days with Pradip. We found him very professional, friendly and wonderful guide. Pradip’s care and attention for our safety was very remarkable. He took care of us and guided us smoothly to our dream destination Himalaya and safe back to Kathmandu. We have enjoyed a lot in this small beautiful country of mysticism and exoticism, hidden valleys, Crystal Mountains, a deep blend between Buddhism and Hinduism, unique culture and tradition, warm and welcoming people, amazing cultural and natural diversities. Anyone hiring him as a guide can enjoy the trip and feel comfortable with the guide. Overall, we had an amazing and unique experience. I Recommend him as a Nepal’s one of the best guide in Himalaya. Thank you very much for making my trip special, hope to see you again for my next trip.

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Useful Info

Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame and financial status. The trip price we have offered here is for minimum group size of two travelers. Single supplement cost is USD 250.00, so the cost will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size. Please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program. For your information Lukla flight is notorious for being delay problem of domestic flights to and from Kathmandu by few hours or canceled for a day or more rarely, it may happen even in top trekking season also as you know how climate changes effecting our world. So, please allow a couple of spare night/s in Kathmandu following your trek if possible. 

Trip Price: US$ 1499
  • Trip Duration 20 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationTeahouse and Lodge
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight, Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max Person: 12 People
  • Min Person: 2 People
  • Best Season: Spring and autumn
  • Max Elevation: 5560m
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