Trip Facts:

Three Pass Trek

Starts from
16 Days
Everest Region
Lunch and Dinner
Kathmandu, Nepal


Three Pass Trek

The Three Passes Trek is a challenging and adventurous trek that crosses three high mountain passes in the Everest region: Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Renjo La Pass (5,340m). This trek offers stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other Himalayan peaks.

Trip Highlights:

Three Pass Trek

  • Crossing three high mountain passes with breathtaking views.
  • Visiting Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar for close-up views of Everest.
  • Exploring remote Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Gokyo.
  • Witnessing the serene Gokyo Lakes and the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal.

Trip Iterinary:

Three Pass Trek

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Meet your trekking guide for a briefing on the trek.

Take a scenic flight to Lukla and start trekking to Phakding, a small village along the Dudh Koshi River.

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, the vibrant Sherpa capital, with stunning views of Everest and surrounding peaks.

Take a rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Explore the local markets and visit the Sherpa Culture Museum

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery with panoramic mountain views.

Continue trekking to Dingboche, surrounded by beautiful fields and stone walls to protect crops from cold winds.

Another rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization. Optional hike to Nagarjun Hill for panoramic views.

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, with views of the Khumbu Glacier and surrounding peaks.

Trek to Gorak Shep, hike to Everest Base Camp, and return to Gorak Shep for overnight stay.

Early morning hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise views of Everest. Trek to Dzongla via the challenging Cho La Pass.

Trek from Dzongla to Thangnak via Dragnag, enjoying views of the Cho Oyu and other Himalayan peaks.

Trek to Gokyo and explore the serene Gokyo Lakes and the Ngozumpa Glacier.

Early morning hike to Gokyo Ri for panoramic views. Trek to Lungden via the scenic Renjo La Pass.

Trek from Lungden to Thame and then descend to Namche Bazaar.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, celebrating the completion of the Three Passes Trek.

Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Relax and explore Kathmandu.


Three Pass Trek

  • Experienced trekking guide and porter(s)
  • Permits and entry fees to Sagarmatha National Park and TIMS card
  • Accommodation in teahouses during the trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu


Three Pass Trek

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, drinks, and souvenirs
  • Tips for guides and porters

Frequently Asked Questions:

ABC Trek

The Three Passes Trek is a challenging trek that involves high altitudes and strenuous hiking. It is recommended for experienced trekkers with prior high-altitude trekking experience.

The best time to do the Three Passes Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May or the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November when the weather is clear, and the trails are in good condition.

Altitude sickness is a potential risk due to the high altitudes reached during the trek. Trekkers should acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of altitude sickness symptoms. It’s essential to trek with an experienced guide and follow their advice.