Everest Three High Passes Trek

Everest Three High Passes Trek

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20 days
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March to May Sep to Dec
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One of the most thrilling yet charismatic treks offered by Bharal Adventure, the Everest Three High Passes Trek takes you not only along the Lapland of the highest mountain of the world, Mt. Everest but also gives you the exclusive opportunity to scale three high peaks Chhukung Ri, Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri, as you cross through three of the high passes in the region that are Kongma- La (5,535/18,159 ft), Cho-La (5,420m/17,782 ft) and Renjo-La (5,340m/17,520 ft). These high passes including the amazing Himalayas make this package the full of wilderness adventure in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of the most incredible trekkings in Nepal,  Traverses through the diverse Himalayan flora and fauna, forests, rough terrain and ethnic villages, all with the backdrop of mighty Himalayan peaks, this trek also gives you the exclusive possibility to explore the untouched valley of Nangpa-La, the Sherpa village of Marlung and the monastery village of Thame along with other numbers of ethnic villages and pastoral settlements we encounter on our trail. Among three passes the journey starts with the crossing of the Kong Ma La Pass then Chola Pass and eventually the third Renjo La Pass.

This 20-days trek is the Himalayan delight for the trekkers who look for adventure and thrill along with the tranquility and charisma of the mountain peak, mountain passe, and glacial lakes. Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. offers Everest Three High Passes Trek at the most competitive price with high-quality services. If you are an admirer of the mountain madness then this is the right trekking package to choose.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla [2,800m/9,184 ft] – Phakding [2,652m/8,700 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,280 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 05: Rest or Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche [3,870m/12,694ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 07: Tengboche – Dingboche [4,360 m/14,300 ft]:5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 08: Dingboche – Chhukung [4,750m/15,580 ft]: 3 – 4 hours
  • Day 09: Chhukung: Climb Chhukung Ri [5,546m] and trek back to Chhukung: 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 10: Cross to Kongma-La Pass [5,535m/18,159 ft] – Lobuche [4,940m/16,210 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
  • Day 11: Lobuche – Gorak Shep [5,170 m/16,961 ft] – Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,594 ft] – Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs
  • Day 12: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar [5,545m/18,192 ft] – Lobuche [4,940m/16,207 ft]: 8 – 9 hrs
  • Day 13: Lobuche – Dzongla [4,830m/15,850 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 14: Dzongla – Gokyo [4800m/15,580 ft] via Cho La pass [5,368m/17,611 ft]: 7 – 8 hrs
  • Day 15: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri [5,357 m/17,570 ft] and hike to fifth lake: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 16: Gokyo – Marlung [4,210m/13,810 ft] via Renjo-La Pass [5,360m/17,585 ft]: 7 – 8 hrs
  • Day 17: Marlung – Namche Bazaar: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 18: Namche Bazaar – Lukla: 6 – 8 hrs
  • Day 19: Fly Back to Kathmandu
  • Day 20: Final Departure
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
The guests shall be greeted by a representative of Bharal Adventure who is responsible for taking them to their hotel upon their arrival. The dinner comprising of authentic Nepali food is the preliminary firsthand experience of the Nepali culture that the company offers you.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
A guided tour around the historically and spiritually significant landmarks in Kathmandu will be scheduled after breakfast. These landmarks constitutes of Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath – the Monkey Temple, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the afternoon, pre-trip discussion session will be arranged enabling the interaction between trek leader, crew and the guests.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla [2,800m/9,184 ft] – Phakding [2,652m/8,700 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
An early morning flight from Kathmandu rewarded by breathtaking views of green and white mountains takes the team to the gateway destination, Lukla from where the trek begins. After assembling other crew members in Lukla, the convoy shall commence their trek through the prosperous village of Lukla across Cheplung village from where few hours descend will take us to Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,280 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
A pleasant walk through Dudh Koshi River rewarded with the magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675 ft) at Benkar village begins just after breakfast. Passing through the villages, trails and bridges takes the team to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. Descending from there to Jorsale village, team starts the climb to Namche Bazaar as they arrive at Hillary Suspension Bridge traversing through the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi. A break at Chautara is made to admire the spectacular views of the highest mountains in the region. An hour walk further and the team reaches the trading center of the region – Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Rest or Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
This first day of the three days of acclimatization in this expedition is spent either with a day’s hike to Thame or Khunde. If not, exploration of Namche Bazaar, the major trading center of the region that has restaurants, ATMs, a bakery and colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday, could be arranged. Also a few hours’ side trip to Khumjung Valley could be arranged where the travelers could take delight in local culture existing amidst the glorious mountain views.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche [3,870m/12,694ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
Enjoying the marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, the trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche comes to an end. The team treks towards Pangboche and then descends to Kayangjuma. After passing through Sansa, the major trail junction to Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp, the team disembarks at Phunki Thenga for lunch and rest. It requires a short tough climb from here to Tengboche. Lunch is provided at Phunki Thenga.
Day 07: Tengboche – Dingboche [4,360 m/14,300 ft]:5 – 6 hrs
The day begins with the flawless view of the monastery at Tengboche with the mountains at its backdrop. The team will take the upper trail to Pangboche village passing through a number of Chortens and Mani walls and small hamlets. The afternoon will be made blissful with a walk north to Pheriche or eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Mt. Ama Dablam. A moderate walk to Imja Valley, descending through the confluence of the Lobuche River followed by the steepest climb of the day takes the team to Dingboche.
Day 08: Dingboche – Chhukung [4,750m/15,580 ft]: 3 – 4 hours
Passing through the stone-walled fields and Imja Khola Valley, we enter the glacier moraines amidst the towering Himalayas from where the trail continues to Bibre, a yak herdsman place. From here, we enjoy the tremendous view of Ama Dablam and the Amphu Labsa mountains and move ahead along the trail intersected by icy steams continuing our walk for around half an hour before reaching Chhukung, surrounded by glaciers and Himalayas. From here, we can hike further to a rocky knoll of Chhukung Ri offering the dazzling views of Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu and other peaks.
Day 09: Chhukung: Climb Chhukung Ri [5,546m] and trek back to Chhukung: 3 – 4 hrs
We will be staying at Chhukung for the night before crossing Kongma-La Pass so as to take proper rest as well as acclimatize ourselves better. We will trek to Chhukung Ri today for acclimatization, which is located directly above the Chhukung village. From the top, we will view the enchanting sights of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam and Amphu Labsa peaks before descending back to Chhukung for the night.
Day 10: Cross to Kongma-La Pass [5,535m/18,159 ft] – Lobuche [4,940m/16,210 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Beginning our trek early in the morning, we reach the highest part of the entire trip, Kongma-La Pass. There are two ways to that we can take, among which the first trail goes over a hill which is to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines while the second walks back to Bibre and follows the trail above the Niyang Khola. The top of the pass is marked by cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. The final descent from the pass is the most difficult part of the day’s journey. After climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier taking us to Lobuche. Another option is to trek through Kongma, however, we can go directly to Lobuche from Chhukung if we want to avoid the strenuous Kongma-Lass Pass.
Day 11: Lobuche – Gorak Shep [5,170 m/16,961 ft] – Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,594 ft] – Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs
On this day, the trek along the trail to Gorak Shep goes through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier convoyed with the revelation of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern and many more. A small ascend to Thangma Riju with further steep climb through the torrent of Changri Glacier takes us to Gorak Shep. A quick lunch is served at Gorak Shep after which the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once immense Gorak Shep Lake is taken. The team returns back to Gorak Shep for the night.
Day 12: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar [5,545m/18,192 ft] – Lobuche [4,940m/16,207 ft]: 8 – 9 hrs
The several hours ascend to Kala Patthar sets off before the first day light breaks to see the mystifying sight of sunrise engulfing Mt. Everest into its embrace. Breakfast is served upon the return to Gorak Shep. The team visiting Everest Base Camp on this day will have early breakfast and start their hike. After the return of both teams, lunch shall be served at Gorak Shep and descend to Lobuche commences.
Day 13: Lobuche – Dzongla [4,830m/15,850 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
Trekking downhill on a trail alongside the Khumbu Glacier, we find ourselves into the trail that splits into two among which we choose the one on our right. Passing through a stupa and tombstones in the distance, we walk for a while before beginning to ascend. During the ascent, we get the view of Chola Tsho Lake coming closer. From here, we continue further passing another lake smaller than the Chola Tsho Lake. We reach Dzongla as we cross the Chola Khola through a bridge.
Day 14: Dzongla – Gokyo [4800m/15,580 ft] via Cho La pass [5,368m/17,611 ft]: 7 – 8 hrs
As we ascend up, we begin to see the Cho La Lake in front of us presiding on the foreground of Ama Dablam and over mountain ranges on the south and Cholatse on the west. This steep climb is made worse by boulders over some of which we will have to scramble before climbing finally to the Cho La along its tricky curves around a crevasse. Marked by the prayer flags and cairns, the top of the pass also offers majestic views of the mighty peaks in all directions. We follow the long path leading down to Thangnak arriving close to the edge of Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal. As we reach to other side of the glacier, we get the view of Gokyo Lake on the series of six lakes from where a short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake. The Gokyo Village, where we will be spending our night, is at the edge of this lake.
Day 15: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri [5,357 m/17,570 ft] and hike to fifth lake: 5 – 6 hrs
A trek to Gokyo Ri will be arranged on this day with the exciting prospect of visiting the other three mesmerizing lakes of the Gokyo Valley. Thonak Tsho and Ngozuma Tsho are the fourth and fifth lakes beyond which the base camp of Mt. Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang being in close proximity. The view from ‘Scoundrel’s Viewpoint’ located at the edge of the fifty lake is simply charismatic. Further exploration to the sixth lake shall depend upon the interest of the team and the availability of time.
Day 16: Gokyo – Marlung [4,210m/13,810 ft] via Renjo-La Pass [5,360m/17,585 ft]: 7 – 8 hrs
Starting early in the morning, we move alongside Dudh Pokhari for a while before descending down towards Renjo-La Pass enjoying the mesmerizing views of the Rolwaling ranges and other magnificent Himalayas. Going down from the pass towards the stone staircase moving over a loose screen to reach the south bank of Angladumba Tsho Lake, we go down following the rough and hazardous trail, however, blessed with Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake views. Walking down a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde , we move forth for yet another hour to get to Marlung that is resting on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River.
Day 17: Marlung – Namche Bazaar: 5 – 6 hrs
Following the traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders, we cross the Bhote Koshi River and then descend to Taranga continuing down and crossing two bridges before reaching Thame where we will visit the famous Gompa situated on a hill to the west. From here, descending gradually on a trail passing through a few small villages, we reach Namche Bazaar where we will be staying for the night.
Day 18: Namche Bazaar – Lukla: 6 – 8 hrs
Despite the route being the same, the journey from Namche Bazaar to Lukla feels completely different blessed with the views of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests and snowcapped mountain peaks.
Day 19: Fly Back to Kathmandu
The forty minute early morning flight to Kathmandu enables the team to either plan more sightseeing in Kathmandu or spend the rest of the day relaxing and shopping for souvenirs in Thamel with or without assistance of representative from Bharal Adventure. To commemorate the end of the adventurous expedition in the land of mountains, a farewell dinner shall be organized where the guests will have one more chance to indulge in the delicacy of authentic Nepali meal before they plan their next tour to the country.
Day 20: Final Departure
The mountain expedition marks its end today with the team bidding goodbye to each other and sharing their farewell and well wishes during and after breakfast. The guests shall be escorted to the airport by a representative of Bharal Adventure three hours before their scheduled flight.
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Please use this checklist as a guideline for getting information on the required equipment to carry on a trekking. Adjustments could be made to the list according to your needs, interest and duration and season of the trip among other factors. Variety of these gears could be hired or bought in Kathmandu. Since the majority of these gears found in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured, they are a lot cheaper. Also some gears are imported from China which are of better quality.

If you have enough money, you can buy very high quality branded gears too, in some of the famous stores in Nepal. It is advised that you keep your luggage as light as possible. You extra luggage could be left back in your hotel in Kathmandu which you can claim back at your return. We normally provide one porter for two trekkers to carry the luggage and the limitation of the weight is approximately 25 kg from two people.

Please go through the checklist below to learn what equipments you require during the trek:


  • Duffel or rucksack bag: Although Bharal Adventure will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffle/kit bag, one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for non-trek items that will be left at the hotel
  • Daypack of approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches
  • Down jacket (in case you don’t bring one, you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure which you have to return at completion of the trek)
  • 4 seasons’ sleeping bag (you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure if you forget to bring one, although it is strongly recommended for you to bring one)


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • With a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket


  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)


  • Tooth brush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash


  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e., cards

Cost Includes

Cost includes following:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English,French,Chinese, German-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Bharal Adventure’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt,Cap and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes


Cost does not includes following:

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Cost Excludes

Cost and Dates

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price Availability Book
1st April, 2018 20th April, 2018 US$1817.00 Available Book Now
2nd April, 2018 21st April, 2018 US$1817.00 Available Book Now
5th April, 2018 24th April, 2018 US$1817.00 Available Book Now
10th March, 2018 29th March, 2018 US$1817.00 Available Book Now

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