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March to May, September to December
3* hotel in Kathmandu and tea house/lodge during the trek
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KTM - Lukla - Namche - Dingbuche - EBC - Namche - Lukla - KTM


    • A great traverse crossing over three scenic high passes around Khumbu valleys
    • Mind blowing experience above 5,000 m passes away from mainstream trails
    • Enjoy the stupendous dramatic arctic landscapes views at Everest base camp.
    • On top Kalapathar hill surrounded by giant peaks with closest views of Everest
    • Adventure on off the beaten tracks in the harmony of towering mountain range

About Everest Three Passes Trek :

The Everest region is home to the fantastic mountainous landscape and is known for a wide variety of mountaineering, trekking, and hiking destinations. Usually, tourists choose a lighter and easier way to explore this Himalayan region. However, those who are planning a challenging hiking trip must explore this adventure destination.

The  Everest three high Passes trek is one of the best high-altitude trekking routes in the world. As the name suggests, this hiking route comprises three major high mountain passes above the 5000-meter mark, namely Kongma La 5535m, Cho La 5420m, and Renjo La 5345m.

Except for these passes, several points are higher than 5000 Meters, among which Kalapathar (5550m), Everest Base Camp (5340m), Gorakshep (5134m)  Gokyo Ri  (5357m) are the main highlights. With this much difficulty, the trek is blessed with magnificent views of the tall snowcapped mountains of the region. Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8516, Makalu 8481m, Cho Oyu 8188m, Ama Dablam 6812m, and Thamserku 6623 m are among the significant peaks.

Besides, the glaciers and the glacial lakes make this trek even more tempting. The longest Himalayan glacier Ngozumba and the Khumbu glacier are the significant glaciers in this region. There is also an abundance of water bodies in this region in the form of lakes, ponds, and streams. Gokyo Lake system is the central pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists, whereas several smaller lakes do exist, elevating above 5000 m. Some of them are even frozen throughout the year. The melting of ice and glaciers serves as an origin point for major rivers like Dudh Koshi, Bhote Koshi, and Imja Khola.

As the Three Passes trek lies in the Sagarmatha National Park, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, trees and plants are much of a rare encounter during this trek except for the regions below 4 thousand meters in elevation. Blue Sheep and some smaller rodents are most likely to be seen, whereas Snow Leopards, Bears, and wolves are nowhere to be seen. But different kinds of birds, including various pheasants, can be seen during the trek. The weather is chill mainly and sunny with clouds moving frequently. During the winter, the region is mostly covered in snow. These conditions make this region a trekking paradise.

Apart from the natural attraction, the cultural aspect is also an essential feature of this trek. Home to the indigenous Sherpa people, glimpses of Himalayan Buddhism culture can be seen throughout the trek duration. Monasteries, Stupas, Chhortens, Mani Walls, Prayer Flags, and Prayer wheels are common sightings.

Vivid cultural festivals celebrated during different times are open for tourists and travelers to witness.
Here in Vertex Holiday, we encourage people to achieve something previously thought unachievable. So if you are seeking a lifetime trip and don't mind spending a couple of weeks in the mountains, we will be pleased to arrange your trip. For more detailed information about this once-in-a-lifetime hiking trip and other essential details, consider connecting with us.

Tenzing Hillary Airport _A Daring Flight To Lukla :

Tenzing Hillary airport lies at the height of 2,860 meters (9383feet) in the Solukhumbu district of the Everest Region, which is located in the small town of Lukla. The Lukla airport is served by the Tenzing Hillary Airport, and it is remarked as one of the world's most extreme and dangerous airports for adventure. 

The Everest Three High Passes trek starts from Lukla after a short flight of about 30 minutes from the Ramechap, Manthali airport to Lukla, or can also reach within 35 minutes from the capital city (TIA), Kathmandu. The short scenic flight to Lukla is fantastic to enjoy breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, hills, and different landscapes. It is the most popular place for visiting the world's highest peak, Mt.Everest.

The weather in Lukla has an airstrip, and it is unpredictable. It is often risky because of the frequently changing weather situation.

The High Altitude Adventurous Trek Through Sagarmatha National Park :

The Everest Three High Passes trek is located at The Sagarmatha National Park in the Everest region, home to various rare floras and faunas. This national park is also listed as a Word Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Sagarmatha National Park is famous for endangered animals like The Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Mouse Hare, and other rare birds like Impeyan Pheasant, Snow Cock, Blood Pheasant, and many others. The trek to Sagarmatha National Park also includes traveling through a dense forest of Rhododendron, Pine, Hemlock, Fir, Juniper, and Alpine trees.

The trek through the Sagarmatha National to Everest Three High Passes rewards its visitors with stunning views of the world's highest mountains, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt.Thamserku, Mt.Kwangde, Mt Kangtaiga, and Mt Gyachyung Kang other peaks.

Namche Bazar, The Gateway Of Mount Everest:

Namche Bazaar is a famous trading market and the biggest town in Solukhumbu district, which lies in the Everest region at about 3,500 meters above sea level. This town is a beautiful place to visit and explore Himalayan sherpa cultures and mountains.

Namche Bazaar is the gateway of Mt. Everest and other highest Himalayan peaks around the Everest region of Nepal. This valley is the biggest trading center lying around the Khumbu region, where you can get every trekking equipment and gear and food item along with the best famous tourist lodges and guest houses which will provide great hospitality, food menus, and accommodations. 

The Himalayan Yak cheese and butter are made from yaks and are sold on this market. Various panoramic views of snow-clad mountain peaks are seen from all points of the Namche bazaar.
Namche bazaar is also enriched with various Himalayan Sherpa cultures, and their cultural and traditional living styles will seek your attention. This beautiful place must be visited once in a lifetime to have a great time on the lap of the Himalayas. Trekkers usually stay in this place to acclimatize and explore the surroundings. 

Explore The Biggest Historical Tengboche Monastery in the Khumbu Region:

While passing through the Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery catches the attention of the trekkers, hikers, and mountaineers from its sacred and religious monastery.

This holy site, located on the top of the hills Tengboche and situated at about 3,867 meters above sea level, is also known as the largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Tengboche Monastery is also known as the Dawa Choling Gompa. This monastery offers stunning panoramic scenes of high-altitude snowclad peaks like Mt.Everest, Mt.Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and many other peaks.

At Tengboche Monastery, the Mani Rimdu festival is hosted every October month by the Buddhist people living here. During this festival, they celebrate with great joy by singing and dancing to the cultural music played by their guru and Lama monks. Every year on this occasion many tourists are willing to participate in that festival.

Three Popular high passes In Everest Region: Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass:

While trekking through the Everest region, you can have e great opportunity to spot different amazing landscapes from three passes: Kongma La pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass. 

Kongma La Pass is the challenging highest pass among other passes. It is located at 5540m / 18,177 feet above sea level, which offers a close view of the world's fourth highest mountain Mt. Lhotse 8,516meters and the Fifth highest, Mt. Makalu, 8,481 meters.

Cho La Pass is located at 5,420meters / 17,782 feet above sea level, and it is a famous pass because it is connected to beautiful Gokyo valley and lakes. Usually, this pass has an all-time Glacier for the entire year.

Renjo La pass is the lowest altitude pass among the other two passes. It is located at 5,360meters / 17,560 feet above sea level, and this pass offers a magnificent view of the world's highest Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, and Mt. Makalu, along with a Gokyo lake in front of the Mountains.

Explore The Worldwide Popular Everest Base Camp :

Everest base camp, located at the base of the World's Highest peaks, lies at an altitude of 5,364m/ 17,600 feet from sea level, is a popular worldwide destination for trekkers, and is located in the Everest Himalayan region of Nepal.  Mt. Everest is the home to different beautiful mountainous landscapes like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and other smaller peaks. Everest base camp trek is well known for its beautiful views of the eye-catching mountain peaks and Khumbu glaciers. 

Explore The World's Highest Freshwater Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Valley:

Gokyo is a most beautiful colorful valley that lies at an elevation of 4,750m above sea level and is located in the Khumbu Everest region. Gokyo valley is the center peak destination for spotting stunning views of high mountains, icefalls, shimmering lakes, and glaciers.

Gokyo Valley is a beautiful place to stay, explore mountains and fresh bluish lakes, and reside through the world's longest Himalayan glacier, Ngozumpa Glacier. The lake is excellent and majestic. During the Everest, three passes trek, travelers can explore the beautiful surrounding beside Gokyo Valley.

Gokyo lake has the world's purest and fresh waters and is a peaceful place to relax and spend the holiday in its soothing and exciting atmosphere. The lake has a turquoise blue color on its surface and is relatively surrounded by snow-capped mountains in its surroundings.

Freshwater Gokyo lake is the famous sacred lake for the devotees of both Hindus and Buddhist followers. At the same time, traveling through Gokyo lake, a small Lord Shiva temple was built on the side of Gokyo lake. These lakes are highly visited by Hindu peoples during festivals like JanaiPurnima and Buddhist religious peoples during their celebrations to worship.

People visit this place to worship Nag Devata (Snake God). Gokyo lake is the main attraction of Hindu people because of the Hindu temple, which is made to dedicate respect to Lord Shiva and Bishnu. 
Gokyo valley and lakes are famous for their spiritual aspect. It is a fantastic place to explore Gokyo Ri. Trekkers can have an excellent opportunity to spot different beautiful breathtaking scenes in this area.

Essential Equipment For Everest Three High Passes Trek :

A high altitude adventure Everest three high passes trek, sleeping bags, and down jackets are must importan things to prepare. If it's too much to carry from home, one can buy or rent in Kathmandu at a reasonable price. Good trekking boots, warm inner clothing, Crampoon, headwear for the sun and cold, Sun-block, and good water bottles. Apart from this, we recommend you hiking poles as they are helpful and good support. Proper clothing as per the season-wise, where Vertex Holiday provides an essential equipment list to prepare, one can buy in Kathmandu also. 

What Type Of Food And Accommodation is Available On Everest Three Passes Trek?

The best one can expect on this high-altitude adventure on the Everest Three High Passes trek. Food and Accommodation can be standard to simple, depending upon designated high places for overnight and lunch stops.

From Lukla onwards till Namche Bazaar, various options of lodges from the simple budget, standard to luxury class lodge accommodation and best foods. It depends upon the trip cost as provided by Vertex Holiday Pvt Ltd.

From Tengboche onwards, all room accommodation is standard and straightforward with the large warm dining hall. During high seasons, single rooms will be a problem sometimes due to the flow of many trekkers. One needs to book well in advance on paying extra for single room supplements in Kathmandu hotels and on treks. 

In the mountains, most of the rooms need shared toilets and bathrooms due to challenging high-altitude terrain and cold temperatures. Where water flows in a pipeline can get frozen, it the best to use the shared toilets and bathrooms.

As for food, nearly all lodges on overnight stop as well as lunch stops provides excellent food menu to enjoy delicious meals. Lukla to Tengboche, some lodge restaurants provide fresh bakeries and coffee, where one can have a delightful time. Meals served in all lodges from continental, Indian, and Nepalese meals and snacks.

Best Seasons For The Everest Three High Passes Trek :

The best time for the delightful adventure around Everest Three Passes Trek is in the spring and autumn seasons. Spring in Nepal and around the Himalayas begins from March to May, and autumn from September to November.

However, springtime, with longer days having enough sunlight hours, from morning to late afternoon, can be windy. As well as adding extra wind-chill factor around a high altitude above Tengboche and onwards. It could get cloudy in the afternoon with chances of light snowfall around higher terrain sometimes.
Morning and late afternoon till night remain cold. However, the lower hills up to Tengboche will be bright. During springtime, wildflowers bloom, especially the rhododendron of various colors and species.
The Autumn season is another best time for trekking around the Himalayas, where days are mostly bright and clear. But shorter days due to sunlight hours, cold morning, and late afternoon till night time can expect snowfall sometimes. 

Interested trekkers can dare during winter from December to February when days are crystal clear. But shorter days are due to fewer sunlight hours during winter with freezing temperatures in the morning and night.

However, the excellent advantage in the low season trekking with fewer visitors to encounter. Some lodges can be closed for the winter season as the Khumbu Sherpa migrates to lower, warmer areas to escape the bitter winter cold. It could get snowed in sometimes during the walk, usually around higher areas above 3,000 m high.

Everest Three High Passes Trek, Travel & Medical Insurance:

One must have travel and medical insurance for own safety and precaution. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anywhere and anytime, including sudden bad weather, even in the best time of the seasons.

The Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes. It can get snowed in even in good times of the seasons where our guide might have to re-route towards other destinations, as well in case road blocks due to landslides and avalanches. Sometimes the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu or vice versa can get delayed or leads to cancellation due to unfavorable weather condition. In this case, Vertex Holidays might have to re-route the trek to other Himalayan destinations or use a helicopter service if required. 

This is where your travel insurance will recover extra expenses and if one gets very sick due to high altitude or other causes. In severe medical conditions, one needs immediate evacuation by the fastest means of transport, like Helicopter Service, to bring the victim to the nearest good hospitals or Kathmandu. In this situation, your medical insurance will support extra expenses incurred. 
We suggest that all trekkers joining for the adventure must obtain medical / travel insurance for necessary accidents and unfortunate events and should cover transportation by all means of transport, including Helicopter service.

Altitude Sickness Around Everest Three High Passes Trek:

With the rise in altitude, the chance of getting mountain or size sickness increases as the concentration of oxygen level gets lower in the atmosphere. The chances increase, especially for people with little to less experience in the higher altitudes. Thus proper acclimatization is required while climbing at a high altitude to help your body adapt to the newfound environment.

A high-altitude adventure trip around the Everest region vertex holiday requires acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Gokyo Valley to reduce altitude sickness for travelers.
Everest Three High Passes Trek is better not to avoid acclimatization because this place has beautiful climatic conditions to prepare self for high altitudes and to cope with the frequently changing weather situations. 

Generally,  trekkers might suffer from altitude sickness as they start their trek to Everest Base Camp from a lower altitude. Some symptoms include ongoing dry cough, minor fever, headache, vomiting, dizziness, and loss of consciousness which couldn't be treated with painkillers or water. Trekkers must be aware of altitude sickness if they have any symptoms regarding altitude sickness. If any such symptoms appear, then you should consult your guide or trek leader.

But when they complete their journey to the Everest Base Camp, they will have already acclimatized until reaching the lateral moraine of  Everest Base Camp. After arriving at the High altitudes, their body situation starts to cope with the environment.

Challenging Everest Three High Passes Trek :

Depending upon one physical fitness and medical background, trekking is not that hard, except for rising in altitude. Taking slow and steady, taking much rest in between, will overcome the challenges. The other challenge is walking at a high altitude with short breaths. But once you stop and rest for a while with time to enjoy the surrounding views, you feel all right.

Taking a slow stride to overnight stops, sleeping well and choosing the suitable types of food, and drinking enough fluid will support you to challenge the high-altitude walks around Everest and crossing three high passes. Some days lead to longer walks, from 6 to 8 hours. The average walking is 5-6 hours.

Stunning viewpoint on Everest three passes trek:

Attractive viewpoints on Everest's three passes trek are countless from the start to the end of trekking. However, the best and most attractive outlook is from the top of Namche Bazaar near the Park museum and Everest View Hotel.

Other places on route to Tengboche, as well from scenic Tengboche, next place is Dingboche and from its high hill. As well as from Chukung and on top of Kalapathar Hill and Gokyo-Ri, including from the high passes of Renjo-La, Cho La, and  Khonma La.

Fitness for Everest Three Passes Trekking :

On booking or planning before this high-altitude adventure, one needs to be in good physical shape and sound health. All around Nepal Himalayas, besides Everest Three passes, trekking leads to steep climbs and downhill, with few gradual sections. All trekkers need to be fit and strong, and healthy, in good physical shape as well medically.

Before or after booking and departure for Nepal, one needs daily exercise for an hour. Like walking, jogging, aerobics, or Jumba, as well as climbing up and down the steps and checking with your family doctor regarding the fitness required for Everest three high passes adventure trip to Nepal.
The walk is usual. A long one takes it slow and steady. However, good physical fitness will be an advantage to enjoying the walk and the scenery.

Important Note

But for the concern of Acute Mountain Sickness, Vertex Holiday has customized the trekking itinerary with adequate acclimatization days. Because we believe that with the right kind of preparation and motivation, anyone is going to be able to complete this wonderful trekking trip with little to less difficulty.  

As most of the trekking trail is in the alpine zone, strong willpower and endurance are needed to complete this trek. A pair of good hiking boots and crampons for hiking is a better idea for this trek.

Due to the extreme and strenuous nature of the trek,  it is advised not to attempt this trek as an individual. It is always a smart choice to consult with a professional trekking organizer. However, if you are a person who is willing to take strong challenges, then it is wiser to join a group of individual trekkers.

Trip Itinerary



Namaste and welcome to Nepal. As you arrive Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative will assist you to the hotel. After getting refreshed, our guide will provide insights about the trek. In the evening, there will be a typical Nepali dinner with cultural program.

Overnight at hotel



Early in the morning fly to Lukla enjoying the picturesque  Himalayas of Nepal including the highest peak in the world , Mount Everest. Landing at Lukla, You will meet the rest of the crew who will accompany us during the trekking. Then the trek starts smoothly through the easy trail and you can see the tiny settlements along with their potato fields. Crossing the steel bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phakding.

Overnight at lodge.



After  breakfast, we begin our hike, which leads higher elevation. Crossing bridges, we reach to the entry gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle. Now the trail will be steepeer. We walk continually till we reach the horse-shoe shaped Namche Bazaar, which is one of the busiest settlements in the Everest region.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.



Today is an acclimatization and exploration day. So, we will explore this amazing village Namche Bazaar along with its neighboring parts of Khumjung and Everest view hotel. There are almost all the facilities and markets of all the goods. Basic facilities are available as health post/hospital, school, trade centers, and others. Hillary school is located there. The exploration hiking is also wonderful to understand the Sherpa culture and traditions, spirituality and hospitality. Back to lodge and rest.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.



Beginning the trek from Namche Bazaar, we head towards the Tengboche monastery, following the River and walking through the oak, rhododendron and birch forest. You have a chance to see wild animals as wild goats, blue sheep, and others. The dazzling Himalayan views accompany us throughout the trail. We have lunch at Phunki Tenga, which lies beside the River. Gradually, we will hike uphill to Tengboche and explore the area.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.



Mornings are normally chilling in the mountainous region. Having a warm breakfast, we begin our trek from Tengboche. The morning bells can be heard. Lamas and monks perform their rituals in the morning. The monastery is a sister  monastery of Rongbuk Monastery in TIbet . Situated at the 3,867 metres , this monastery is  the biggest in the Khumbu region. On the lunch stop of Pangboche, we can again visit the oldest monastery of Everest. It takes a couple of hours to reach Dingboche from here. The views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kwangde, Thamserku and others are brilliant. Reach to Dingboche and rest.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.



Acclimatization day excursion and climb up Narsyang top (4967 m) walking (4 hrs up and 2 hrs down) stay overnight at the same lodge in Dingboche.



We set out for the hiking to Chhukung valley. It is the last village the climbers stay who go climbing the Island peak. The trail is fine and the surrounding is dotted with potatoes and barley fields.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.



We start at first light from Chhukung, as we have to conquest the highest pass of the trip today. We carry plenty of water and some snacks and a packed lunch as there are no Lodges on the way. Enjoying the remoteness of the route  the majestic view of Island peak-valley and jagged ridge of Amphu Lapcha will give you chills. Behind us is the landscape of icy lakes ahead down of which is the Khumbu Glacier. The final descent is the most difficult stage of the trek, as we'll have to cross the Khumbu glacier  where the trail keeps changing before reaching Lobuche.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.



Today we head for Gorakshep which is the highest place where we will sleep.We'll reach Gorakshep for lunch and keep our luggages in Lodge . Carrying a day pack, we hike to the Everest base camp through the rocky trail that is prevailed with moraines. At the climbing seasons, Everest base camp remains full of tents, where climbers stay and do climbing practices. Taking sufficient snaps, we descend to Gorakshep and rest. 

Overnight at lodge/tea house.



Getting up early, we'll  hike up to Kalapatthar which is a viewpoint for the breathtaking sunrise view over the snowy peaks . Also the awesome panoramas of Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu can be seen. Then we trek down to Gorakshep, have breakfast/lunch and trek down to Dzonglha. Keeping the magnificent Ama Dablam behind , we'll hike beyond the blue Cho La Lake  which is one major attraction for the day. It’s a long walk, but an exciting  excursion. 

Overnight at lodge/tea house.



After breakfast early in the morning, we walk through the steep climbing route. Today is going to be one of the toughest day of our trip. The hike goes through westward of  Dzongla, ascending through the trail in between massive rocks .   Cho La pass remains snowy for most of the year . From the top,  view  of Ama Dablam, Cholatse and others mountains are rewarding .

Overnight at lodge/tea house.



After having the Breakfast , we will descend on a rocky downhill with the support metallic ropes. Before reaching our destination  Gokyo , we will have to cross the longest Himalayan Glacier in the world. On reaching Gokyo , the reflection of  glittering  night sky can be seen on the Gokyo glacial  lake  which is one major touristic destination in the world. Situated at the elevation of 4800 meters , Gokyo lake is a place where trekkers and tourists would imagine to spend the rest of their life in.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.



Today is an exploration day. After having breakfast, we hike to the famous Gokyo Ri , which is the best view point of this region . The panoramic view of Everest, Cho-Oyu, Gyachung, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makulu  and many other smaller peaks can be seen from the top of Gokyo Ri . The longest himalayan glacier in world , Ngozumba glacier can be seen from there. Exploring the natural wonders, we trek down to the Gokyo valley and rest.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.



The hike ascends gently up the flank of Gokyo Ri and then zigzags to northwest corner of the Gokyo lake. We start early for trek  from the Gokyo Valley,  turning to Renjo La trail beside Gokyo lake aka  Dudh Pokhari. After about 3 hours, we reach to the Renjo La pass which is a spectacular mountain viewpoint. The Everest , Lhotse, Cholatse,  Taboche and many smaller peaks can be seen shining in the sun. View from Renjo La Pass  includes the  Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of Ngozumpa Glacier. After some mesmerizing view of the Himalayan landscape we descend down and then hike beside smaller glacial lakes to reach Lungden.  We walk almost for an hour from Lungden (4350m) to get to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi river.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.



Down from the Marulung we cross the Bhote Kosi and descend to Taranga. The hiking trail then goes through the valley of Langmuche Khola. This stream drains down from Dig Tsho, the glacial lake that bursted its banks in 1985, causing devastating floods along the Dudh Kosi Valley to moraine to Thame. Thame has a sprawling village with a few lodges and stunning mountains like Thamserku, Katenga, Kusum Kangguru, etc. Overlooking Thame is its famous Gompa situated some the fields, on a hill to the west. Established some 325 years ago, the Gompa has three big images of Chenresig (Avalokiteswara), Guru Ringboche, Buddha Sakyamuni. Colorful Mani Rimdu festival featuring colorful mask dances is held in this Gompa in May. We climb down after crossing a bridge after then eventually reach Samde. The place offers breathtaking views. The path steeply descends down to Thamo village which hosts a monastery called Khari Goma which is a nunnery being home to some nuns and monks. We eventually reach Namche again through some Gompas, colorful prayer flags, Mani walls, and Chortens.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.



This is the last trekking day. We  begin our trekking through the steep trail from Namche Bazaar. Checking out from the national park counter, we reach Monjo and head further crossing the suspension bridges. Passing Phakding, the normal route begins. We gradually reach our concluding point at Lukla. We celebrate our successful trek with all the team members with drinks and warm dinner.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.



It’s time to bid farewell to this Himalayan town and fly back to Kathmandu. The Himalayan peaks that became familiar to us can be explored for the last time if the weather is clear. Landing in Kathmandu, you"ll be assisted   to the hotel . The rest of the day is for your leisure activities including shopping and exploring the city.

Overnight at the hotel.



Having a good memorable trekking experience  with Vertex Holiday, our representative drops you at the airport for your  departure.


    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu(Twin sharing basis) Three-star hotel with BB plan
    • Two-way airfare for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
    • Airport pick up and drop  off for Lukla flight by private vehicle
    • All meals during the trek time in the mountain (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
    • Accommodation during the trek onh Twin sharing basis
    • An experienced, English speaking, knowledgeable, skillful and helpful government license holder trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage(max:-25kg) including all kind of costs i.e. Transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation
    • All kind of necessary paperwork for your trip (TIMS card and permit – please bring 3 PP size photos)
    • Government taxes and office service charges
    • Nepalese visa fee
    • International airfare
    • Personal travel insurance
    • All kind of drinks, snacks and personal ordered food during trekking time
    • All kind of personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trekking if needed to pay
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Rescue charge (if needed)
    • Tips for trekking staff


    • Comprehensive medical kit 
    • Duffle bag for Trekking 
    • Snack of seasonal fruit during the trek

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I completed my first ever High Passes Mountain Passes Trek in 2017 with Vertex Holiday. They assisted me to complete my trek safely. The Guide was energetic and helpful. Their assistance was very crucial for me , as the trekking experience was wonderful . I wish the team of Vertex Holiday a great future in coming days.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How hard and difficult is Everest Three High Passes Trek?

It is not that tough or difficult depending upon one fitness level. However all trekkers are well aware traveling around high Himalaya region can lead to some difficulties. But as trek progresses on daily walks one will be used to the altitude and rough terrain and trail. The only hard will be crossing the passes when it is full of deep snow, where our guide will check if it is safe or not.

How is the trail from Chukung to Kongma-La and to Everest base camp?

Gradual path with few short ups and down, walking on hard rocky ground, as you get closer to Kongma-La the first pass. Climb on rocky ledges around moraine of rocks with some snow and ice sections to encounter. As you will crossing over Khumbu glacier also to reach overnight stop at Lobuche. Where path are lined with rocks and scree, needs to follow the guide in groups.

How hard climb up to Kalapathar Hill?

Not that tough, as long one takes it slowly with enough refreshing stops along the way, some section is quite steep but more or less walking on grassy path. As you reach close on top climb on rocks of black boulders withered by snow and strong wind, hence the name ‘Kala’ for black and ‘Pathar’ for rocks. The only tough and hard will be if the trail is covered in snow and ice can make the walk slippery, especially on downhill.

How long is the flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu?

A short panoramic flight of 30 to 35 minutes, an exciting flight overlooking panorama of Himalayan peaks with view of Mt. Everest.

Do all lodge have electricity to charge our items?

Yes, all lodges on Everest Three High Passes do have electricity. From Lukla onwards to Tengboche have hydro power, Dingboche and other settlements have their own solar power, where you can charge your electronic gadgets, where you need to pay certain fee for charging per hour per items. The price of charging differs from one place to another.

Is it safe to drink water at the lodge?

Yes all drinking water is safe, which is boiled and filtered as the lodge owners does not want their reputation down, as they needs customers again and again in near future.

What is the baggage allowance on domestic flight?

Flying to Lukla on a smaller aircraft, where baggage allowance is 20 kg including your hand bags, or day packs. To keep the weight less wear heavier gear like trekking boots and down jackets on the flight to make the baggage less weight

When is the best time for this high altitude treks on three passes?

It is mentioned above, depending upon you holiday vacation and time of booking the trip, the best is in spring or autumn season. If you are strong and able can join on this trek even in winter time during Christmas holidays. It will be tough and cold, shorter day light hours, but can venture for this wonderful Everest Three Passes Trek

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