Good to Know
  • Duration 20 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start at Kathmandu
  • End at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5555 m
  • Max. Group Size 2-16
  • Best Month March, April, May, September, October, November

What To Expect

  • Get closer to the Sherpa people and their culture
  • Observe the monasteries
  • Explore the Gokyo lakes
  • Get an adventurous experience by crossing the Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongmo La Passes
  • Reach Everest Base Camp and enjoy the Himalayan vistas
  • Walk through the dense forest

Everest High Passes Trek is one of the most challenging trekking trails which is fit only for adventure lovers. This trek includes the two tourist destinations i.e. Everest Base Camp Trek and the Everest Three High Passes Trek including Kongma La Pass (5535 m), Cho La Pass (5368), and Renjo La Pass (5338 m). As the trek goes through the adventurous route, it offers a very thrilling experience that the trekkers have never dreamed of before.

Normally, the Everest High Passes Treks begin from Lukla like other trekking destinations that belong to the Everest region. After having a short flight to Lukla Airport, the trek starts along the Sagarmatha National Park and takes the trekkers to the Phakding Village where they stop their walks.

The next day, the Three High Passes Treks continue and take the trekkers to the Sherpa Highland, known as Namche Bazaar. It is a beautiful place full of facilities where they can see the Everest Views. Similarly, the trekkers spend a day as an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. So, they get the chance to explore the Bazaar and know the Sherpa’s customs and lifestyle very closely.

In the same way, the Everest High Passes Trekkers pass many Sherpa villages, discover the monasteries, and reach Chhukung from where they have a strenuous hike to Kongma La Pass at first. It offers the breathtaking sceneries of Glaciated Aamphu Lapcha Pass, Island Peaks, and other towering mountains. Then the continuation of their trekking takes them to the Base Camp of the world’s tallest mountain i.e. Everest Base Camp where they are immersed in the very close views of towering peaks including Mt. Everest.

Kalapatthar hiking is another highlight of this trekking. It is the vantage point for looking at the superb views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. The Cho La Pass is the most demanding trekking destination. It is a bit difficult Pass to cross. However, trekkers’ ascending takes them on top of it where they are welcomed by the awestruck views of Himalayan giants.

Gokyo Ri hiking also adds further charm to the Everest Three Passes Trekking. Finally, Everest trekkers are able to cross the Renjo La Pass along the off-the-beaten path with enjoying the awe-inspiring sceneries of the mountains. At last, they descend to Marlung and trek back to Lukla.

Everest high passes trekking itinerary is longer as well as the strenuous trail. Crossing the passes is not an easy job. However, Everest 3 high passes trek solo is possible, but the trekker needs to go through the Everest high passes trek map seriously. Having a glance at the Everest High Passes Lodge trek review would be beneficial before making a plan for the trek.

The autumn and spring are considered as the Everest High Passes Trekking Best Seasons. During these times, the day would be sunny and offers excellent views.

Everest Three High Passes Treks is one of the most demanding trekking trails. Rising Adventure customizes it per your desires. Please, feel free to contact us.

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  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m

After your landing at Kathmandu Airport, you will be welcomed by the agent from Rising Adventure at the appearance door and moved to the inn.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude2652 m

Early in the morning, you will have right around 35 minutes departure from Kathmandu to Lukla which lies at around 2800 m in the Khumbu area of Nepal. While in the Airplane you can have extraordinary perspectives on the mountains and stream valleys. After the landing in Lukla, our guide will present with the porter if you need to have or if your package incorporates. From, your trek sets out onto Phakding at just about 2652 m.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude3440 m

On this day, you will proceed with your trek for nearly 7 hours until you won't arrive at the Namche bazaar which is taken as the Gateway to Everest. While trekking, you will go on through stunning views, for example, blue pine woods, firs, junipers, and other delightful views.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude3440 m

You will go through a day here to have a rest just to adjust. You can spend your day by investigating the nearby culture of Namche. You can likewise visit the exhibition hall which customs and traditions of the Sherpa and you have a chance to visit the most noteworthy inn on the planet named as Everest View Hotel.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude3860 m

Your trek will proceed from Namche to Tengboche alongside the heavenly perspectives on the assortments of mountains. You can watch the way of life of nearby and their religious monasteries after reaching Tengboche.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude4410 m

From Tengboche, you will trek down to Dibuche, crossing the exciting suspension bridge on the Imja River. After that, you will climb to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones and your trek will take you to the Dingbuche through its astonishing views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude4730 m

Your trail will go ahead through the Imja Khola Valley. En route, you will see the stunning views of Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Then the continuation of your trekking will take you to Chhukung through the place known as Bibre.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude4730 m

This is another acclimatization day in Chhukung which offers stunning views of the Himalayas ranges including Island Peak. So, today you may go up to Chhukung Ri or Base Camp of Island Peak in order to grasp these views from closer.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude4920 m

Today you have two options to go to Kongma La Pass either by climbing over the hills or by returning to Bibre and taking another route. Anyway, while going through the Bibre, you will retrace the way at first. After reaching there, you will ascend to Niyang Khola which offers the pleasant scenery of Amphu Lapcha as well as Island Peak. Finally, you will reach Kongma La Pass where you encounter the prayer flags wrapped in the cairn, marks of the pass, and so on. You can also see the icy lakes as well as the Khumbu Glacier. Then the continuation of your descending will take you to Lobuche. But it is a little bit hard to descend.

Besides this route, you can go to Lobuche directly by not going to Kangma La Pass. However, the choice is yours.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude5140 m

This is the most difficult and the most memorable day of this trek. You will walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5340 meters without using the mountaineering equipment. From the Base Camp, you can have the spectacular scenic beauty of the Khumbu Icefall as well as the mountains like Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori. After that, you will return to Gorakh Shep for the night.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude4830 m

This is the toughest day of the trekking. Your trail will begin early in the morning for going on a hike to Kalapathar. So, you will ascend steeply to Kalapathar. After reaching there you will enjoy the incredible views of the towering Himalayas such as Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and so on. You will descend to Gorak Shep following the same route. After having breakfast, you will retrace the previous route to Lobuche.  Then, to Dzongla through the ascending and descending ways. En route, you can see the wonderful scenery of mountains as well as the Pheriche village. Finally, you will reach Dzongla by crossing the bridge. In Dzongla, there are a few local houses where you are going to spend a night.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude4700 m

This is another toughest day of your entire trekking days because you are going to walk along the rocky, slippery, and icy trail. So, today your trail will start a little bit early when compared to the previous trails. First of all, you will reach Cho la Pass at almost 5420m which offers you stunning views of Cho La Lake and Mt. Cholatse. Then you will descend to Thangnak where you can see the Ngozumpa glacier, the second of Gokyo lakes, and other mountains too.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude4750 m

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude4790 m

This is another day for acclimatization. So, you will spend your whole day exploring the Gokyo Valley. Besides, you will have a hike to Gokyo Ri very early in the morning. You will reach on top of Gokyo Ri for almost 3 hours. Then you can enjoy and find yourself very close to the marvelous views of the four highest peaks of Nepal out of Seven like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho yu. Then your trail takes you back to Gokyo Valley and you have breakfast. 

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude4210 m

Today your trail will go down at first and turn to Dudh Pokhari. From there, it takes almost 3 hours to reach Renjo La Pass which offers majestic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatese, and so on. Then you will descend to Marlung bypassing Lumde. The place Marlung lies in the eastern part of the Bhote Kosi River.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude3440 m

Your trail will go to Taranga by crossing the Bhote Kosi River along the traditional route used by Tibetan traders. Then you will continue your trekking to Namache Bazaar. On the way, you encounter many Gompas.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude2800 m

Your trail will continue to Lukla passing Phakding following the previous route.

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m

You will have a flight early in the morning to Kathmandu following the previous airways. After your arrival in Kathmandu, You will be transferred to the hotel. 

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Cost Includes
  • Airport pick-up and drop by private vehicle
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley by private vehicle
  • Three-night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Domestic Flight tickets (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu) and only 15 kg of luggage with a handbag are allowed to carry
  • English-speaking, an experienced, friendly and knowledgeable trekking guide during the trek
  • Friendly and strong porter, one porter for two trekkers
  • Three times foods during the trekking period (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) according to your choice
  • Accommodation in mountain
  • All necessary paperwork, permit (national park fee), and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants with a traditional dance
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entrance fees at monument places in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • All your personal expenses
  • Hot shower, Battery charge, and heater during the trekking
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Other expenses which are not mentioned in the trip "Cost Includes"
Things to Know

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is compulsory for joining Rising Adventure’s activities. We require your travel insurance must cover the emergency accidents (including helicopter rescue and air ambulance) with medical expenses and others like cancellation, personal liability, loss of luggage, and so on. It helps you to travel freely and confidently. Please note that we do not arrange and sell insurance.


You will be staying at a 3-star hotel whenever you are in Kathmandu during your trip. While trekking in the Everest Region, you will spend your nights at tea houses. If single rooms are available there in the mountains, they will be provided and If not, it is needed to spend the nights on a twin-sharing basis.


During your trip to the Everest Region, you will be provided only breakfast by the hotel of Kathmandu wherever you stay. Rising Adventure also invites you to have either lunch or dinner on your arrival or farewell by managing the time. But during your trekking, you will have breakfast and dinner on the basis of the menu of local tea houses or lodges wherever you spend your nights and your lunch will be provided on the way of your walking. You will taste Nepalese food in most of the places during the trekking period; however, there are some tea houses that provide some international food like Chinese, Indian, Continental, Tibetan, and so on.


The itineraries of Rising Adventure are designed with preventive methods, especially for AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We know that AMS occurs while in higher elevation which may cause to kill. So, our company has been organizing trips in any Himalayan region of Nepal with paying serious attention to AMS. Our pivotal priority always goes to Safety and Security. In addition, all the guides and porters of our company are the trainers of First-Aid. However, we always advise our clients to consult with a doctor and be fit and fine before planning to do any adventurous activities in a higher elevation area whether i.e. in the Himalayan region or in the hilly region.

Leader(s) & Staff Arrangement:

Rising Adventure has a skillful experienced expert team who operate your trip. Besides, we have such trekking and tour guides who can speak foreign languages very well. They are very frank and experts in the field of culture, ecosystem, history, flora and fauna, and so on who make your trip immemorial. In addition, we have many numbers of tour guides and each of them can speak the different language very fluently.

At last, all the guides of Rising Adventures including Rock climbing and Mountaineering guides have authentic licenses related to their field. It means they are expert trainers.

Porter Rights:

We believe that “behind every successful man there is a woman”. So, Rising Adventure is also the outcome of our hardworking staff, especially the porters. Rising Adventure wants to make you sure that all the porters of our company are strong physically, behave friendly, and speak a little bit of English as well as carry your backpacks very safely. So, Rising Adventure also pays serious attention to them. We treat them as equally as our other staff like guides and office staff. We even do the insurance of porters while they engage in any type of adventurous activities and also rescue them by providing a Helicopter at our own expense whenever they are in dangerous conditions. In addition, we have mentioned some rules too in the favour of porters like the weight of one luggage should be up to 20 kg, one porter is only for two travelers and so on.

Health & Experience Requirements:

Trekking in the Everest Region is not too risky. You will have almost 6 hours of walking during the trek. So, it is better to have past experiences either of hiking or of short days trekking in higher elevations because you need to walk more times in higher elevations while trekking in this area. However, it is not mandatory to have such experiences, but you need to be fit and fine physically as well as mentally and no technical skills are required to trek in Everest Region. Anyway, Rising Adventure believes that if anyone has a strong intention to do something, s/he will be successful definitely due to his/her courageous will. In addition, Rising Adventure strongly advises you to do regular exercises like jogging, walking, running, etc even for some periods of time before going to trekking because we agree that such types of exercise also help to do trekking very easily in higher elevations. At last, we advise you to consult with a doctor before heading to do any kind of adventure activities.

Safety and Security:

Safety and Security of the travelers are essential during the trip. It is more important in adventure activities such as trekking, rafting, Jungle Safari, Bungee, and other activities. For example, you may have valuable things like money, passport, tickets, etc. So, you can use a money belt and neck wallet to secure those things.

Rising Adventure suggests you be aware of safety and security and asks to tell if you face any problems during the trip. We try to manage the possible solutions.

Responsible Tourism:

Many people are directly or indirectly joined in tourism, which is a large industry in Nepal. Different tourist activities are adventurous and some are less adventurous. Rising Adventure is a fully responsible adventure activity organizing company in Nepal. We are government-certified and linked with various tourism institutions. We pay taxes to the government on our travel packages and actions that we arrange and annually renew. We are always cautious about the clients’ troubles and try to respond to them as soon as possible.

Best Seasons:

Trekking in the Everest Region is very best in autumn as well as in spring seasons. So, it is crowded in these both seasons. If anyone prefers to have trekking in a less crowded time for enjoying much, s/he can plan for trekking in winter in this area, though, it is cold. Although it is quite boring to trek in the higher elevations in summer and monsoon seasons due to rainy times, some rain lovers can make a plan to trek even in these seasons because it is also a distinctive experience and you may enjoy this trekking with wet.

Additional Information:

Our website tries to provide details information about the trip. In case of inconvenience, you can directly contact us via email or call us at +977 9841645135

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    Loved the personalized High Passes Trek

    Sandy, PolandTrip Date: September 22, 2023

    What an amazing experience this was. Truly the experience of a lifetime. We set up a private tour which really let us customize. What I most appreciated, though, was their willingness to work with us when we confronted a pass too deep in snow to get through. We got to go to Everest Base Camp instead and still do the other two passes. Always felt well supported by our guide and porter. I would recommend this company, Rising Adventure to anyone, and I know there are many choices in this business. My one piece of advice is to probe on the gear list if you have any questions. For instance, our definition of particular types of gear may not be exactly what they were meant in the list. Easily addressed via an email though if you have any doubts.