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destination Everest
duration 17 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest
max altitude 5,550m
group size 2-10
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,750
Pax 2 USD 1,690
Pax 3 USD 1,650
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,590
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,550
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,490
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,450
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All Inclusive Cost

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This trek is jam-packed with places to see in the Sagarmatha National Park, Everest region of Nepal. It is a physically challenging 17-day trek that includes every major attraction you could hope to see in the Everest region; crossing three high altitude passes - Renjo La Pass (5388 m), Cho La Pass (5380 m) and Kongma La Pass (5535 m); trekking through picturesque valleys - Khumbu, Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, and Imja Tse; and unbelievable views and climbs of  Mt. Gokyo Ri (5483m), Kala Pathar (5545m) and Chukung (5550m) before you reach the legendary Everest Base Camp – the gateway to Mt Everest (8848m), the world’s highest peak.

The list of places to see includes the stunning turquoise blue Gokyo Lakes (4,700–5,000m); Mt. Gokyo Ri (5357m); a visit to the rarely visited and remote trading route between Nepal and Tibet - Nangpa La Pass; a visit to the large Sherpa village of Marlung (4260m) and the Thame Tibetan Buddhist Monastery – the oldest in the Khumbu region and thought to have its origins in the 17th century. The monastery sits 200 meters above Thame on the side of Sumdur Mountain and offers some amazing views of the Himalayan Mountains. Imagine yourself surrounded by snow-capped mountains, alpine glaciers & a chance to see the elusive snow leopard, musk deer & red panda.

Lukla is the usual starting point, but if you have more time then you can start from Jiri, Lukla, Phaplu or Salleri. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking is happy to customize this trek to suit your time schedule. It is a challenging ascent to Dingboche (4410m), Kongma-La Pass (5535m) via Tengboche (3860 m) and Kongma La Pass (5550m). The views from these places are mind-blowing. Kongma-La Pass is the highest pass of these three passes. From Dingboche we ascend to higher elevations and after crossing Khongma-la via High Camp we reach Lobuche (4910 m) and then head to Gorekshep (5180m). Gorekshep is the cross-road where the trail leads to Kalapathar and Everest Base camp. For some of the best views of Mt. Everest we trek to the famous vantage point at Kala Pathar (5644m) -  also referred to as ‘black rock”. It is a continual descent from here as we trek back to Gorekshep and on to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorak Shep (51180m) At EBC we can look out at the Khumbu Glacier, the world’s highest and one that climbers have to pass through on their way to Mt. Everest.

From EBC we descend to Lobuche and then to Cho-La Pass (5420m), the trickiest of the three passes - starting near Lobuche Kharka and going through to Thangnak. On the trek to Thangnak Kharka via Dzongla (4830m) we view Awi Peak (5245m), Lobuche Peak, Nirekha Peak and others. We then head to Gokyo via the Gokyo Valley with its many lakes, after which we then ascend to Gokyo Ri (5420m) said to be the best viewpoint in the entire Himalayas in the Everest region. After leaving Gokyo Ri we head to High Camp via the Renjo-La Pass 5360m. As with Gokyo Ri, the Renjo-La Pass also provides fantastic views of the Himalayan Ranges. After leaving High Camp we head back down to Thame via Lungden (4380m) and Marlung (4210 m). As we descend more we come to Lukla, via Namche Bazaar, having completed the round-trip through the three high passes. 

There is no better and more all-inclusive trek available in the Everest region. This trek is ideally suited to the more physically fit who are prepared to push themselves and venture to far-flung places and be physically challenged by the high altitude 3 passes. The best time of year to do this trek is in autumn (Sept to November) and spring (March to May) when there is less likelihood of being snowed-in and unable to finish the trek.

Sherpa Expedition & Trekking have more than 40 years in this business and will take care of every detail, such as permits, food and accommodation along the trail. All you have to do is have your camera at the ready!


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This morning we will pick you up from your hotel and head to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for the 35-minute flight to Lukla landing on an airstrip overlooking the Dudh Koshi River. Today you will meet your guides and then head out on the trail with an easy trek descending to Phakding. We will pass numerous mani stones (form of prayer) which are stones carved in Tibetan script, and you will see many strings of prayer flags along the trail. We then arrive at our lodge situated on the banks of the Dudh Koshi River where we will stay overnight.

Today we cross and then re-cross bridges spanning the Dudh Kosi River passing several attractive villages, such as Toc-Toc, Benkar and Monjo before arriving at the Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate. Continuing along the river bed we come to the final bridge and then have a steep climb up to Namche Bazaar, a town with all modern facilities, such as pubs, internet cafes, post office and banks.

Namche Bazaar is an ideal place to acclimatize before heading to higher elevations. We have several options to stay active (highly recommended by health experts) with a short morning hike to Everest View Hotel or to the top of the hills above Namche for views of Everest, Amadablam and other snow-capped peaks. In Namche, we can also visit the museum.

From Namche, we follow the relatively easy trail down to the Imjatse River and then head up through rhododendron, pines, fir forests with views of many snow-covered peaks along the way. On reaching Tengboche we will visit the famous Buddhist monastery. From here we also have some fantastic views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khangtega, Thamserku, Kwangde, and Amadablam.

This morning we follow the Imjatse River and then head uphill until we reach Pangboche Village (3,900m), the last permanent village before Dingboche. We will stop at Samara Village for our lunch break before climbing to Dingboche Village situated in the Imjatse Valley. It also has some great panoramic mountain views.

Today is another important day to acclimatize before climbing higher. A short trek to the Nagarjuna hills provides some stunning views of Mt. Makalu and will help us to acclimatize. Medical experts recommend being active rather than sitting idle when spending time during this process of acclimatization.

We have a short trek to Chhukung, the last settlement in the Khumbu region in the Imjatse Valley from where you have some great views of the snow capped Mt. Makalu in the east. We will arrive at Chhukung in the afternoon which will allow you free time to hike to Chhukung Ri for more fantastic views of the mountains and also help you further acclimatize.

Before dawn, we will head out along an icy path and then a rocky trail beneath Kongma-La Pass and Kongma Peak – also known as Mera Peak. We will cross Kongma-La Pass (5,535m) that is nestled between Mt Nuptse, Mohare and Pokalde peaks. After a hard climb to the Khumbu Glacier and moraine (rocky ground), we follow a steep trail up to the base of the Khumbu Glacier to arrive at Lobuche for an overnight stop at a lodge.

Today we cross the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Further along the trail we sight the crest of the north ridge of Everest, and Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbutse & Mt. Nuptse. A short climb leads us to Thangma Riju from where we have 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding snow-capped mountains. Another steep climb takes us across the Changri Glacier where we get our first views of Kala Patthar sitting just below Mt. Pumori. Upon reaching Gorakshep we have some spectacular panoramic snow-covered peaks including Mt. Everest.

Again we get up early to trek to Kala Patthar a black rocky ridge (5,545m) that offers probably the best views of many peaks, especially a close up of Mt.Everest. We then head back to Gorakshep via the base of Cho-La Pass at Dzongla. We will stay overnight at Dzongla.

Another early start as we trek to Thangnak where we have a brilliant view of Mt Cholatse (6440m). Today is definitely the toughest day of our trek as we head to cross Cho-La Pass (5420m). On reaching the highest point of the valley we begin our trek through Cho La Pass that offers some stunning views of Chola Lake and Mt. Amadablam. The climbing can be hard going due to it being rocky ground and with rocks often covered in ice. After reaching the top of the pass we then descend to Thangnak – a much easier trek!

An early morning starts and we begin our trek to the small village of Gokyo at the base of Mt Gokyo. Along the trail, we will have some fantastic mountain views. After leaving Longponga (4720m) we continue uphill on a trail that leads to Gokyo with a magnificent view of Tanjung Tsho Lake (4710m). After a short walk along the edge of the Ngozumpa Glacier (36 km is the longest glacier of Nepal), we arrive at Gokyo Lake where we will stay overnight.

This morning we will climb to Mt. Gokyo Ri and get a panoramic view of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Mt. Cho Oyo, Gychung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Tawache and Mt. Makalu in the east. This is truly one of the highlights of this trek. We then descend to Gokyo. Option two is a trek to Gokyo’s 5th lake, about 5 hours on the trail, leading us to the base of Mt. Cho-Oyu - the world’s 6th highest mountain that borders Tibet. From here we will also have some incredible views of Mt. Everest, Changtse and the enormous glacier of Cho-Oyu.

Once again we are up before dawn as we head to our final high pass. We follow the trail at the end of Gokyo Lake and along the trail we are again blessed with more amazing views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche, before crossing Renjo La Pass. This is also one of the most physically demanding sections of our trek, but once we reach the top we will be rewarded with magnificent 360 degree views of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other towering snow clad peaks. After a short rest we continue our trek to the frozen lakes below Renjo La Pass before heading on a long trek downhill to the tiny village of Lungdang – close to Nangpa-La Pass. The trail then leads to Marlung village where we stay for the night above the banks of the Bhote Koshi River.

Leaving Marlung we follow a steadily ascending trail until we reach Thame Village that has its own hydropower generator. On the trail we pass several Khumbu villages and pass through pine and rhododendron forests just prior to reaching Namche Bazaar. Our trek continues as we head back to Monjo near the Sagarmatha National Park check point where we stay the night.

Again we follow the trail back to Phakding on our final day of trekking. We should arrive at Lukla with time to spare, which will allow you to explore the village and surrounding countryside. You will take a breath and retrace this wonderful journey in your mind, go over your photos and catch up on emails to your family and friends. This is the time to pat yourself on the back and enjoy that feeling of accomplishing this physically demanding trek. In the evening you may decide to party a little and have a few celebratory drinks!

This morning we fly back to Kathmandu after our adventure into the Himalayan Mountains. After arriving in Kathmandu we can either rest or wander around Thamel doing some last-minute shopping. 


Costs included in your package.

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork including Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu - lunch, and dinner.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Excess baggage of more than 10 kg for Lukla flight.
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.


The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the bag pack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:


  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)ve 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries


  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants


  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing /anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen /other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and a wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
  • Extra things
  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)



You will be accommodating in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. During the trek teahouses/lodges are readily available. Due to excellent infrastructure, the teahouse of this trek is relative of high quality but at the higher elevation or up ahead from the Namche, you will not be able to find a standard accommodation, the rooms are basic normally with a bed, blankets and a pillow.

Meals and Drinks during the trek

Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) are included during your trek in the Himalayas. The teahouses of this trek are quite standard and serve you authentic Nepalese food and International cuisines too (Tibetan, Indian, Continental, etc.). Please carry water purifying pills as you get to have stream water also note that you have an option of buying bottled water.

Physical Fitness and Difficulty Level

The Three Passes Trek is highly rated as a challenging trek than the classic Everest Base Camp Trek so this trek is suitable for trekkers who have had past experience of trekking, this does not mean you need to be an athlete’s or marathon runner. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it. This may sound difficult to the first time trekkers, who are concerned that they won’t keep up; all you need to do is walking, jogging, cycling, and hiking near the valley before embarking.

Altitude Sickness

Trekking in the higher elevation is physically demanding than trekking in the lower elevation. Going up at higher elevation too fast causes altitude sickness, it generally happens when your body fails to adapt to the decreasing amount of oxygen available on high altitude as we ascend higher above 2500m.

Prevention of Altitude Sickness

  • Allow your body to have sufficient time for acclimatization.
  • Do not travel alone, take a guide or travel with a group of people.
  • Say no to alcohol, sleeping pills, and smoking.
  • At least drink 3 to 4 liters of clean water a day.
  • Do not make rapid ascend.
  • Avoid getting cold.



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The Everest Three High Pass Trek is an adventurous and challenging trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. It involves crossing three high mountain passes: Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Renjo La Pass (5,360m). This trek offers stunning views of the Himalayas, remote landscapes, and an opportunity to explore the Khumbu region.

The duration of the Everest Three High Pass Trek is usually around 18-21 days, depending on the specific itinerary and individual fitness levels. This trek is longer and more demanding compared to the Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest View Trek.

Yes, prior trekking experience and a high level of fitness are essential for the Everest Three High Pass Trek. This trek involves long days of walking, steep ascents and descents, and crossing high mountain passes. It is recommended for experienced trekkers who are comfortable with challenging terrains and high altitudes.

The best time to undertake the Everest Three High Pass Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making it ideal for trekking and crossing the high passes.

The maximum altitude reached during the Everest Three High Pass Trek is at Kongma La Pass, which is approximately 5,535 meters (18,159 feet) above sea level. This is the highest point of the trek and requires proper acclimatization and preparation.

To do the Everest Three High Pass Trek, you will need the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card. Additionally, if you plan to visit the Gokyo Lakes, you will need an additional permit called the Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lakes Permit.

Altitude sickness is a significant concern during the Everest Three High Pass Trek due to the high altitudes involved. Proper acclimatization, gradual ascent, and listening to your guide's advice are crucial to prevent altitude-related issues. It is recommended to have prior experience with high-altitude trekking.

Packing for the Everest Three High Pass Trek requires careful consideration. Some essential items include high-quality trekking gear, warm and layered clothing, a sturdy pair of trekking boots, a sleeping bag, a down jacket, gloves, a hat, sunglasses, a headlamp, sunscreen, a water bottle, and personal toiletries. It is advisable to pack light but ensure you have all necessary gear for the challenging terrain.

Yes, hiring a guide and porter is highly recommended for the Everest Three High Pass Trek. A guide will provide valuable assistance with navigation, safety, and acclimatization, while a porter can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less weight and conserve energy for the challenging sections of the trek.

Accommodation during the Everest Three High Pass Trek is typically in tea houses or lodges along the trekking route. These are basic but comfortable accommodations offering meals and a place to rest. However, in some remote areas, the facilities may be more basic. It is advisable to carry a sleeping bag for added comfort and warmth.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,750
Pax 2 USD 1,690
Pax 3 USD 1,650
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,590
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,550
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,490
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,450
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 1,590

Per Person


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