Everest 3 High Passes Trek

20 Days

For adventure enthusiasts seeking a challenging trek in the Everest region with high mountain pass crossings, the Everest Three Passes Trek is an ideal choice. The Everest 3 High Passes Trek is one of the most adventurous treks in the world that takes you deep into the Everest region.

The Everest 3 High Passes Trek lead you Renjo La pass (5338m), Chola-La pass (5368m),Kongma-La Pass (5535m). Other attractions Gokyo valley, Gokyo RI, Fifth Lakes, Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp.

The >Everest 3 High Passes trekking is strenuous and you have to be in good physical fitness together previous mountain experience of the Himalaya.

The three passes trek is rated “Challenging”. It is a very serious adventure given its high pass crossings. It is more challenging than its sibling treks Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes, but not quite as challenging as trekking peaks such as Island Peak and Mera Peak.

The best time duration for the Everest three passes trek is Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November) when the climate is warm and sunny.

  • The three high passes Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5420m), and Renjo La (5464m) provide a breathtaking perspective of the Himalayas
  • This trip will take you through the Gokyo valley’s five frozen lakes.
  • While traversing these passes, you will have an exciting and challenging experience.
  • In addition to the experience, you will gain an intimate understanding of the Sherpa culture in the Himalayas.
  • From Kala Patthar (5545 meters), you will have the best views of Mt. Everest along with the highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4900m)
  • Stunning vistas of the world’s tallest peaks
  • Exploring prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, and huge suspension bridges will astound you.
  • A diverse diversity of flora and animals, including musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopards, and Himalayan Tha


Cost Includes:

  • All airport Transfers
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) tickets and airport departure taxes
  • All standard meals (18 lunches, 17 dinners, and 17 breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government licensed, English Speaking, experienced trek leader (12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porters for trekkers luggage. One porter for two trekkers. 15kg maximum weight limit for a porter. One trekker luggage limit - 9kg.
  • Guides and porters coverage - meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and necessary equipment
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official Expenses
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek

Cost Excludes

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per person)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by things beyond the company's control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "What is included?"
How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Everest 3 High Passes Trek
4% Off
From $ 2250 $ 2160
/ Adult
  • 19 Nights | 20 Days
  • High Passes Trek | Nepal
  • Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft)
  • 7 to 8 hrs
  • Tea House / Hotel
  • March - May | Sept - Dec
  • Flight | Private Vehicle