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Everest Three High Passes Trekking


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Mahendra Raj Bhusal

Sixth Sense Travel Pvt. Ltd.

Managed by the group of tourism entrepreneurs, Tour & trekking guide professionals experts.

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Everest Three High Passes Trekking

Everest 3-High Passes Trek takes us to the Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Gokyo Valley and its tranquil lakes, Gokyo Ri, for amazing views of the landscape, the Sherpa village of Marlung and the monastery village of Thame. It treads on world famous routes while crossing Three High Passes covering Cho La pass (5368m), Kongma La pass (5535m) and Renjo La Pass (5360m), including Everest Base Camp (5364) and Kalapatthar (5555m).

Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at in Kathmandu International airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, you have the option to be escorted & stroll around Thamel and north part of the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Ashan, Indrachook & local tourist market of Kathmandu valley. You will be served by welcome dinner in the evening with a typical Nepali cultural program in Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu. Read more

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Kathmandu sightseeing

Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation Today you will be able to do the half-day excursion and half-day trek preparation. After breakfast start tour covering Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swambhunath Stupa, which are listed on the UNESCO world heritage sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square area holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom. Kathmandu Durbar Square reveals Nepalese art, craft and architecture of an ancient period. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty, which ruled over Nepal from the 12th to 18th century. Then we visit world’s oldest Buddhist pilgrimage site and tourist destination Swambhunath Stupa. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among the foreigners as Monkey Temple with a large number of monkey population. After sightseeing, we will have a discussion session where we discuss our trek plan and preparation in the afternoon. If you need trekking gears utilise this time to buy some gears & clothes at local tourist market in Kathmandu. Read more

Overnight in Kathmandu

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) 30 min &Trek to Phakding (2652m). 3hrs Early in the morning transfer to domestic airport to board a scenic mountain flight to Lukla (2840m) and which will take about 30 minutes. The flight to Lukla will be one of the lifetime spectacular experiences. Upon arrival at Lukla start trekking until we reach to Phakding passing through beautiful Chaurikharka village on the left-hand side, which will take about 3 hours. Further the trail traverses Chheplung (2660m), Thado Koshigaon (2580m) from where you can see the glimpse of Mt. Kusum Khangkaru (6367m), Nuring (2492m) and reach to Phakding. The trail to Phakding lets you discover the green landscape with a scenic view of local villages, green farmlands in the lower Everest region of Nepal and reach to beautiful hamlet Phakding. Because of being the first day of trekking we do not walk a lot and stay at Phakding village. Overnight at Lodge in Phakding. Read more

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Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6hrs After breakfast start trekking through a beautiful pine forest that leads us along the bank of Dudh Koshi River and Hillary Suspension Bridge to reach to the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park and Monjo Village. After crossing the Phakding village don’t miss the opportunity of the first view of the Mt. Kongde Ri (6186m) on your right-hand side. The further trail with some up and down, we reach the Bengkar village on the corner of the River and Monjo village on the left view of the River. Monju village is the border of the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, one of the UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal. At the check Post, we stop, make entry and show the paperwork to the authorities and continue the trekking via Jorsalle village (2740m), Large Dovan (2830m) and cross the one of the highest bridge in the Everest region over the Dudhkosi River. Then follow the up steep trail about one hour and reach to Chautara, the first viewpoint of the Everest. Trekking further about an hour steep up, you reach to the Namche Bazar, the capital of Sherpa people. Namche Bazar is one of the trading points for Sherpa people. It is also an ideal market for tourist to purchase traditional local made crafts. Read more

Overnight in Namchebazar


Acclimatisation, trek to Everest view hotel Shyangboche (3880m) 4hrs Today is the day for rest to adjust the high altitude climate. The principle is a trek in high and overnight in lower levitation. In the morning we take the excellent opportunity to explore the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery, from where you can also explore the spectacular mountain views including Mt. Everest, Kongde, Kusum Kangru, Thamserku, Aama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse. Start hiking to Everest view hotel passing through Syangboche Airport (3700m), which is said, the airport situated at the highest altitude in the world. We climb further to reach Mt. Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Aama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and much more. Then we escorted through the Khumjung village and interact with local people, observe the culture tradition and living style of Sherpa people living in Everest region of Nepal. You have the option to visit the Khumjung High School and interact with teachers and student. Then descend back to Namche Bazar. Overnight at mountain lodge in Namche Bazar. Read more

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Namche Bazar to Tengboche

Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3860m) 5hrs Trek from Namche Bazar to Tengboche, along the way it offers the majestic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The trail passes through Kayangjuma, Sansa, Phunki Thenga then cross the Bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the River, the trail is steep up ascend about 500m, and we reach on the hilltop called the Tengboche village. Tengboche is an extraordinary place and on the top of the village, it has the biggest Buddhist monastery 4000m altitudes, called Tengboche Monastery. Tangbuche monastery is one of the biggest monasteries in the Everest region of Nepal. The structure of monastery for the first time was built I in 19 23 AD. In 1934, it was destroyed by an earthquake and rebuilt. It was destroyed by fire again in 1989 and reconstructed with the help of volunteers and the provision of foreign aid. Tengboche is a beautiful place for scenic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum Khangkaru and Kongde Ri on the South. Overnight at mountain lodge in Tengboche. Read more

Overnight in Tengboche

Tengboche to Dingboche

Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) 5hrs. Early in the morning if you are interested in visiting the Tengboche monastery for pray and observe the ceremony. Try to be there before 7:30 am, to see the monks praying, and you can also involve there for pray. After breakfast trek from Tengboche to Dingboche, also known as Summer Valley, which will take approximately 5 hours. At first, we trek via Debuche, cross the bridge over Imja Khola and trek along the beautiful green fields, protected lands & the village of Pangboche (3900m). The trail is step up for an entire day to reach to Dingboche. The village of Somare (4010m) and Orsho are on the way and offer the excellent view of Mt. Aama Dablam. We descend to the river and follow the up steep trail to reach the Dingboche via north face of the Pheriche village. Trekking about 3 hours from Pangboche we reach to the Dingboche village. Overnight at mountain lodge in Dingboche. Read more

Overnight in Dingboche

Acclimatisation in Dingboche

Acclimatisation, in Dingboche (4410m), Optional hike to Chhukhung (4730m) Again it is necessary to take the day rest and acclimatise before go higher altitude; we spend our rest day in Dingboche. Enjoy the leisurely breakfast with a spectacular sunrise view over the mountain and admiring Aama Dablam to the South, Mt. Lhotse and numerous other peaks. We hike to Chhukhung, which takes about 3-4 hours to explore the spectacular mountain. We can see the three out of six highest mountain in the world from the viewpoint, which includes Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8485m) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m). You will also see the peak of Cho Latse (6440m) and Taboche (6542m) to the west. Then we back to Dingboche & rest in the evening. Overnight at Lodge in Dingboche. Read more

Overnight in Dingboche

Dingboche to Chhukung

Trek Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m): 6 - 7 hours, optional climb to Chhukung Ri (5546m) Take the early breakfast and start trekking. The trail passes through stone-walled fields and Imja Khola valley before entering glacier moraines amidst towering Himalayas. The trail continues to Bibre which is a yak herdsman place. From here, directly across the valley is the fantastic Ama Dablam and the Amphu Labsa mountains. The trail ahead is intersected by icy streams. We continue our walk for around half an hour and reach Chhukung. After lunch, we begin our trek towards Chhukung Ri. The climb to Chhukung Ri involves some easy scrambling near the summit. From the top, we can look directly across the valley for a fantastic view of Ama Dablam and Amphu Labcha peaks. Then descend back to Chhukung for the overnight stay. Overnight at Dingboche. Read more

Overnight in Chhukung

Chhukung to Kongma La pass-Lobuche

Chhukung to Kongma La pass (5535m), trek to Lobuche (4950m): 6 - 7 hrs Today is the biggest day for you as it is highest and toughest pass among the tree possesses. You begin today’s trek very early in the morning to reach the highest part of the entire trip, which is Kongma La pass. We can either take a trail over a hill, that is to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines or we can walk back to Bibre and trek on the trail above the Niyang Khola. The top of the Kongma La pass is marked by Cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. The final descent from the pass is the most difficult part of today’s journey. After climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. Please note that trekking through Kongma La is optional. If you do not want to cope the strenuous Kongma La pass and want to go directly to Lobuche from Chhukung, we can do that as well. Overnight at Lobuche. Read more

Overnight in Lobuche

Lobuche to Gorak Shep

Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), Hike to Everest Base Camp (5364 m): 6-7 hrs The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. While on the trail you can see part of the north ridge of Everest, along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse. You will reach Gorak Shep (5140) after 3 hours of walking and have lunch here. This is the highest settlement with lodges in the region. After lunch, you can proceed to Everest Base Camp, which takes about 4 hours for a round trip. Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the mountains you can see from the basecamp. From the base camp itself, you can’t see Everest. Return to the lodge in Gorak Shep for tea and dinner. Overnight at lodge in Gorak Shep. Read more

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Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar-Lobuche

Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m), then back to Lobuche (4940 m): 8 - 9 hrs Today is another early start: around 4 AM you will start walking up to Kala Patthar. This part of the route can be very windy and cold. On the way to Kala Patthar you will have outstanding views. After 2-3 hours of climbing you will reach Kala Patthar viewpoint. If you are lucky you can witness an amazing sunrise on the summit of Everest. After taking many pictures you will descend back to Gorakh Shep and have breakfast. Then trek to Lobuche, which will take about 3 hours from Gorekhshep. Overnight at Lobuche. Read more

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Lobuche to Dzongla

Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m): 3 - 4 hrs After breakfast, start trekking downwards on a trail along the Khumbu Glacier. Our trail splits into two and we choose the trail on our right to go to Zongla. Along the way we can enhance the perfect view of the looming Awi Peak. We pass through a stupa and tombstones in the distance. Crossing the few distance we start to ascend. During the ascent, we see Chola Tsho Lake nearby. We continue further and pass another lake, which is a lot smaller than the Chola Tsho Lake. We cross the Chola Khola on a bridge before reaching Dzongla. You will see various mountains including Aama Deblom just infron of you. Enjoy the view from Dzongla as it is just 3-4 hours trekking for today. Overnight in Dzongla. Read more

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Trek Dzongla to Chola Pass to Thangnak

Trek Dzongla to Thangnak via Cho La pass (5368m): 6 - 7 hrs Today is the second toughest day of this trek. We start trek early in the morning at 4pm that makes us easier to cross the Chola Pass easily. As we gain height, the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south and Cholatse soars on the west. Climbing the incline is not easy; it is steep, but made worse by boulders over some of which we will have to scramble. The final climb to the Cho La can be a little tricky as the trail curves round a crevasse. Prayer flags and Cairns mark the top of the pass. The scenery of majestic peaks on all directions is breathtaking. Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak is not difficult and be careful with the loose rock might fall. Then we reach to Thangnak. Overnight at Thangnak. Read more

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Thangnak to Gokyo

Thangnak (4750m) to Gokyo (4800m): 3-4hrs Today is short and easy hikes in high altitude. Our trail brings us to the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we see the second Gokyo Lake in the series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake. On the shore of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we spend the night. Once we reach Gokyo, we have the option to hike up to the Gokyo Ri (5360) (also called Gokyo Peak). Climbing to Gokyo Ri is obviously strenuous as it is steep up and takes about 3 hours to reach the top. The scenery of Gokyo village on the edge of the third lake overlooked by Cholatse and the broad Nogzumpa Glacier are spectacular& amazing. We observe the surrounded outstanding mountains. The sight of sun rays kissing the Everest that towers over all surrounding peaks are unlike from Kala Patthar (from Kala Patthar Nuptse seems taller). Our Gokyo Ri visit will be unforgettable lifetime memories. We trek back to Gokyo Overnight at Gokyo. Read more

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Rest day in Gokyo

Rest day in Gokyo: optional Climb to Gokyo Ri (5357m), or hike to 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes:6-7 hrs Before we cross to another high pass, we take rest and restore our energy in Gokyo. Today is full day rest or an acclimatization day. However, it is not a good idea to have worthless time spending. Depending on the interest and the situation we grasp the opportunity to explore the Gokyo Valley 5th and 6th Lakes and observe the natural snowcapped picks and beautiful 5th & 6th lakes. We take the chance to observe the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). About 3 km north of Gokyo locates the fourth lake with its high cliffs and peaks rising above it. Then the trail continues to the fifth lake and climbs on a hill at the edge of the Lakes to get astonishing views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. There is one viewpoint, which is known as Scoundrel’s viewpoint. The further trail is passing the fifth lakes. Depending on the time, if possible we reach to the Cho You basecamp. The Northern part of the fifth lake provides fabulous views of Cho-Oyu Base Camp and biggest glacier of the world- the Ngazumpa glacier. If we go to the 5th & 6th lakes, it will take about 7hours. Then go to the Sixth Lake of the Gokyo and back to Gokyo village. Overnight at Lodge in Gokyo. Read more

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Gokyo to Marulung (4210m)

Gokyo to Marulung (4210m) or Lumde (4368) via Renjo La Pass (5360m):7 - 8 hrs. Today is another highest pass of this trek called Renjo La pass (5360m). We start the day early in the morning to complete the long day’s trek ahead. Our trail moves alongside Dudh Pokhari (Lake) for a while. We walk for around two hours before descending towards the Renjo La pass. On the way, we are rewarded with extravagant views of the Himalayan and Rolwaling ranges and others. Views from the Renjo La pass are much like that from Gokyo Ri with the third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We also get outstanding views of Mt. Everest from the top of the pass. Continuing from the pass, our trail winds down a stone staircase and then moves over a loose scree to reach the south bank of Angladumba Tsho Lake. The presence of ice on the trail while descending can make our descent a bit hazardous. Along the way we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. We walk down a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde where there is a support lodge, but it is often closed. We walk almost for an hour from Lumde to get to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River and we take big rest as we have the big day today. Overnight at Marlung. Read more

Overnight in Marulung

Marlung to Namche Bazaar

Marlung to Namche Bazaar:5 - 6 hrs The descent from Marulung to Thame follows a traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders. We cross the Bhote Koshi River and descend to Taranga. The trail continues to descend, and we cross two bridges before reaching Thame. Overlooking Thame is its famous Gompa situated on a hill to the west. From here, we descend gradually on a trail that passes through a few small villages before reaching Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.r: 5 - 6 hrs Read more

Overnight at Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar – Lukla

Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2840m): 6 - 7 hrs, 19km The trail descends steeply downward crossing the suspension bridges over the wild Dudh Koshi river. Even though you are travelling the same route down, you will see completely different views. The trail to Lukla goes up and down but at this low altitude this won’t be a problem anymore. Overnight at Lodge in Lukla. Read more

Overnight in Lukla

Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu

Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu (1310m) 30 min flight Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, which will take around 30 minutes. if you are lucky you will get a last glimpse of the amazing scenic mountain scenery in Khumbu. In case of bad weather flight cancellations may occur. Therefor you will have a spare day in Kathmandu tomorrow. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport transfer to hotel and enjoy the comfort of your hotel in the afternoon or do some more sightseeing in the city. Read more

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Leisure day in Kathmandu

Free/Leisure day in Kathmandu Free day in Nepal’s capital. There are some amazing temples and sights that you can visit: Pashupathinath Temple, the great stupa of Bodhnath, the old royal city of Patan, and many more. If you wish to do sightseeing with a guide and driver we can arrange this for you (extra cost can be paid on the the spot). Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu Read more

Overnight in Kathmandu


You will be transferred to the international airport according to your flight schedule by private vehicle.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Kathmandu
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Location Trek Duration
Hotel Basic Lodge/Tea House
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Location Kathmandu
Day in trip
Day 1
Location Kathmandu
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Location Trek Duration
Hotel Basic Lodge/Tea House
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Location Kathmandu


Package includes

  • All local transfers by private vehicle
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Accommodation as per itinerary (3-4 star hotels in Kathmandu & Basic teahouse/ Lodges during the trek)
  • Meals as per itinerary (Breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu & all meals during the trek as indicated by B/L/D for breakfast, Lunch Dinner respectively)
  • One welcome or farewell dinner with cultural show in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Guide, Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • A comprehensive medical kit box
  • Necessary paper work and permits (TIMS/ Everest National Park permits)

Package excludes

  • Nepal Visa fees (US$40 upon arrival at airport, Please bring cash & 2 passport photos)
  • International flights from and to Kathmandu
  • Meals other than listed (Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu)
  • Optional Personal expenses such as (Tips, Laundry, Telephone, bar, beverages, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water etc)
  • Rescue & Medical Insurance (we strongly advise to purchase Travel Insurance that covers Medical & Evacuation)
  • Any extra cost of changing a confirmed tour; such as early return from trek
  • Excess baggage charges & any extra cost incurred will be borne by yourself such as early arrival late departure
  • All other personal expenses not listed in the included section


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Margo, United States

Hi, My Name is Margo Boston, America. We were planning the trip to visit Nepal Bhutan and Tibet through our local agency. In the beginning, we asked so many questions about safety, especially after the earthquake but we realised that after visiting Nepal it is completely safe & worthful to visit. We are very glad to see the beautiful country. Everything was perfect and great to see the Hinduism and Buddhism and combinations of religious and cultural aspects in the tiny little city. The trip plan, all the staff activity including cultural show was great. Read more

EDhan, United States

My Name is EDhan from California, America. I am a retired management consultant. Basically, this visit to Nepal exceeded my expectations. We came here through Tibet and Bhutan. Here in Nepal, I like the neighbourhood and friendly people. My wife every day used to go for morning walk and used to tell me the story about the local people, whatever she sees every day. Especially, the guide was most knowledgeable and made it possible and get a sense of not only historical and religious value of some of the places but also some of the other places how the people live over there day to day. The company was able to manage all the services smoothly and made the memorable trip in Kathmandu. Do not be afraid of Earthquake; the government has done very good job, lots of cleaning up and reconstructions are going on. There are many places to go without facing any problems. Feel free to make a trip to Nepal nothing to afraid of and you will feel the completely different and unique. Thanks to Sixth Sixth and an entire team making an incredible trip in Nepal and I will come back next time. Read more

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