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Everest Three passes Trek

Three passes trek in the Everest region is among the most beautiful destinations for trekking. This classical route in Everest Himalaya region provides as much excitement as any other trekking trail in Nepalese Tourism Industry. The route becomes popular as it takes you all the way through the three most amazing passes in Everest trekking region. Viewpoints at these three passes offer astounding views of natural design that seem to be artistically carved on a clean sheet of paper.

This three passes trek lets you gain access to Renjo, Chola and Kongma La passes. Geographical formations that these passes comprise are highly admiring and inspiring. There exist natural form of art until horizon alike to no other trekking destination on earth. Another attraction of this trek is Kalapatthar. The name means ‘black rock’ when translated to English. As the name suggests, this place is formed of rough rugged Rocky Mountains. The top vintage point of this site allows you to gain sight of glorious Nepalese mountain peaks at 360 degrees.

Everest three passes trek will prove you the most amazing experience you have ever heard of. Walking through the ups and downs of green hills and going through lush forests of Rhododendron, oak and pines add more colors to your trip. Apart from these, remote villages full of ever-smiling and neighborly friendly inhabitants make your journey more alive. You can get into the lives of these people to gain knowledge of their rich culture, tradition and lifestyle. Also, you can optionally share your trekking experience as per your interest.

Outline Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft].     

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing Tours around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla [2,848m/9,344ft] and trekking to Phakding [2,652m/8,700ft] 3-4 hours.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,280ft] 5-6 hours.

Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,280ft].

Day 06: Trek from Namche to Thame and overnight [3800m/12467ft] 5-6 hours.

Day 07: Trek from Thame to Lumde [4137m/13,900 ft] 6-7 hours.

Day 08: Trek from Lumde to Renjo La Pass [5,360m/17,580ft] and further trek to Gokyo [4,800m/15,744ft] 7-8 hours.

Day 09: Acclimatization day at Gokyo. [4,800m/15,744ft].

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Thaknak [4,750m/15,580ft]. 4-5 hours.

Day 11: Trek from Thaknak to Dzongla [4,830m/15,840ft] via Cho La Pass that takes 7 – 8 hours.

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche [4,940m/16,207ft] 5-6 hours.

Day 13: Lobuche to Gorakshep [5,170m/16,961ft] - Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,594ft] and back to Gorakshep 7-8 hours.

Day 14: Trekking from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar [5,545m/18,192ft] and further trek to Lobuche [4,940 m/16,207 ft] 7-8 hours.

Day 15: Trek from Lobuche to Chukung [4,730m/15,518 ft] via Kong-ma la pass.6-7 hours.

Day 16: Trek from Chukung to Tengboche [3,860 m/12,660ft] 5-6 hours.

Day 17: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,280ft]. 5 – 6 hours.

Day 18: Trek from Namche to Lukla [2,848 m/9,344 ft] that takes 6 – 8 hours.

Day 19: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu [1,338 m/4,389 ft]. And rest in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Final Departure to International Airport.

*Note: This in an outline trekking itinerary of Everest Three Passes Trek. We can customize the itinerary as per your request & holiday duration. Feel free to contact us.

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*The Trip cost will be different depending on the Group Size, duration of trip and services required please contact us through our email  with details to get better quote.

Cost Includes:

  • All surface transfers as per itinerary.
  • 4 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Round trip flight ticket to/from Lukla.
  • All necessary paper work and permits for trek.
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu.
  • Guide & porters during the trekking.
  • All meals & tea-house/guest house accommodation during trekking. (3 meals per day).
  • Medical supplies. [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Trekking certificate from our company “Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd”.
  • Farewell dinner after your trekking.
  • Our service charge & government taxes.  

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals in Kathmandu except breakfast.
  • Your International airfares along with taxes.
  • Sightseeing entry fees during Kathmandu valley tour.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet and others.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Any extra transportation except in itinerary [we can arrange upon request].
  • Your travel insurance. [We recommended to all our client’s to make your travel insurance].
  • Helicopter rescue due to out of control. [Your travel insurance will cover if you have an insurance including it].
  • Tips to our trekking staffs.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft].     

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport you will transfer to the hotel by our airport representative. After your freshness we will have talk about your trekking plan in the hotel or our office. You will meet your guide also. You can ask your question about the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing Tours around Kathmandu Valley.

After your breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our excellent tour guide. Including Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple (Swyambhunath Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Squre, Patan Durbar Squre etc. In the tour you have to chances to learn historical, cultural and traditional background of Nepal. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla [2,848m/9,344ft] and trekking to Phakding [2,652m/8,700ft] 3-4 hours.

After having breakfast, you will transfer to airport with our guide to catch your flight to lukla. The exciting flight takes 45 minutes. The flight will pass through the stream valleys and most amazing mountains which makes it a unforgettable & major experience to you. After landing your flight in Lukla your trekking will start to Phakding which takes 3/4 hours walking. Through this episode you can explore stunning view of Mt Kusum Kangaru(6367m) and Mt Nupla(5885m). Stay overnight at hotel in Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,280ft] 5-6 hours.

Today, your trek will start after your breakfast to Namche Bazaar. The path follows the wonderful forests and Sherpa villages by passage through the Dudh Koshi valley. Along the trial, you can explore brilliant view of Thamserku(6608m), Kusum Kangru(6369m), Nuptse (7879 m) and the world highest mountain Mt Everest(8848m). Namche is the extra special place to build out how to leisurely walk from the bosses the watchmen. Namche Bazaar is known as a charming mountain town as well as the capital of Sherpa’s Peoples. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,280ft].

Today you will have a free day in Namche Bazaar an enormous village that is the business center of the Khumbu. Khumjung is another place to explore; you can be there after your short hiking from Namche Bazaar. You can visit attractive Chinese market, Sherpa village and of course you will get enjoy with the brilliant views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Mt. Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kwangde, and Mt. Nuptse. Stay overnight at hotel in Namche.

Day 06: Trek from Namche to Thame and overnight [3800m/12467ft] 5-6 hours.

After having breakfast at Namche, the way leads to the old village called Thamo which is effortless hike through the valley. Thamo is a tiny Sherpa village. After exploring the village, continue to Thame. There is small Hydro power where you can explore. Stay overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Thame to Lumde [4137m/13,900 ft] 6-7 hours.

After having breakfast at the Teahouse/lodge we start our journey to Marlung throughout the Bhote Koshi River where you can take short break. Then the way leads ascending to Lumde through the dry valley. It is an exciting hiking with enjoying the panoramic views of the snow covered mountains and the valley. Today you can’t see Sherpa village because after Thame there is no village of the valley. Just once you find the village, hike a bit upper where lodge is situated to get acclimatize.

Day 08: Trek from Lumde to Renjo La Pass [5,360m/17,580ft] and further trek to Gokyo [4,800m/15,744ft] 7-8 hours.

After taking breakfast our trail leads ascending for one and half hour and next easy walks for a while. At the end, there is hard ascend to get to the top of the Renjo La from there you will have a remarkable view of Mt. Everest and Mt.Nuptse. You will also observe Gokyo Lake which magnificent views. From the top of the Renjo La the way drops down to the Gokya Lake and get in to the lodge.

Day 09: Acclimatization day at Gokyo. [4,800m/15,744ft].

Today you will have rest in Gokyo. After having late breakfast at the lodge of Gokyo you can explore Gokyo Lake by short climb, from where you will discover the Glacier which is wonderful looking with its tiny glacier lakes. And Stay overnight at lodge on Gokyo. 

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Thaknak [4,750m/15,580ft]. 4-5 hours.

After taking breakfast at the lodge of Gokyo our trial start to Thanknak. Today is the easy day but we advise you to begin early because you will have to walk throughout the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. Crossing the glacier you will listen to many sounds of the shock falling in to the small glacier lake. During the sunlit day ice melts fast so we must cross this glacier before the sun gets sunny. After all you will arrive at Thaknak and stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Thaknak to Dzongla [4,830m/15,840ft] via Cho La Pass that takes 7 – 8 hours.

After having breakfast at Thaknak our journey starts towards Cho-La Pass. Today is the complicated day of the trek. This is steep mountaineering for a while and the way drops downhill to the bottom of the Chola. After that the way leads you from the rock toward the top which is steep hiking. You can see some Buddhist prayer flags on the top of the pass which has grand view of the mountains. There is ice-cold part for a while and once more the journey drops downhill through the titanic rock and an easy hike at the end to arrive at Zungla and stay overnight at Tea-house.

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche [4,940m/16,207ft] 5-6 hours.

After having breakfast at Dzongla, we will continue our Journey to Lobuche. Then the way straight hikes up to the Khumbu glacier by following the Duglha before getting the village of Lobuche. Overnight at hotel at tea-house.

Day 13: Lobuche to Gorakshep [5,170m/16,961ft] - Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,594ft] and back to Gorakshep 7-8 hours.

After your breakfast the trek will continue for Gorakshep, on the way to Gorakshep we can view Khumbu glacier by passing north rim of Everest next to Khumbutse and Pumori, then we will reach Gorakshep. From Gorakshep we will continuous our trek to Everest Base Camp by passing some short up and down hills. From The Everest Base Camp we can view Khumbu glacier, Khumbu ice fall, Mt. Pumori, Khumbutse and further many peaks, then we will come back to Gorakshep and overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Trekking from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar [5,545m/18,192ft] and further trek to Lobuche [4,940m/16,207ft] 7-8 hours.

It's not so simple to get away from such a gorgeous place of nature. However, with more hopes ahead, we go towards Kalapatthar that lies ahead of Gorakshep. Kaalapatthar is one of the most wonderful viewpoints in the whole country that is famous for provide exclusive close panoramic view of Mt Everest. With ice-covered heart, we leave the site and move towards Pheriche. Stay overnight at tea-house.

Day 15: Trek from Lobuche to Chukung [4,730m/15,518ft] via Kongma la pass.6-7 hours.

After having breakfast at the lodge of Lobuche, your journey will start walking throughout Khumbu glacier towards Chukung. After passing the glacier and stream the way leads up to the pass which is the highest pass of this trekking. There will not be tea shop and water supply so that you will have to carry few bottles of water to drink. After difficult ascend to the top, the trail drops steep descend to the Chukung valley where your trek ends for today. Stay overnight at the lodge or teahouse.

Day 16: Trek from Chukung to Tengboche [3,860 m/12,660ft] 5-6 hours.

After having breakfast at Chukung our journey starts to Tengboche. Today is an effortless day which is downhill throughout the valley. The path continues leads down to the Dingboche then after the walking valley gets change through few Sherpa villages. After Pangboche village the way drops downhill to the stream and cross the bridge. After that the journey leads up to the Tengboche where the oldest Monastery located on the top of the hill. After reaching at Tengboche we stay at lodge.

Day 17: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,280ft]. 5 – 6 hours.

After taking breakfast at Tengboche we start our trek to Namche. Today your day starts hiking downward throughout the Rhododendron (National flowers of Nepal) forest. Once you get at the foundation of the hill, cross the bridge and rock climbing through the Juniper and pine forest to the Khumjung. After visit the village at Khumjung we take lunch and continue our hike to the Namche Bazaar. And stay overnight.

Day 18: Trek from Namche to Lukla [2,848m/9,344ft] that takes 6 – 8 hours.

After breakfast at the lodge of Namche Bazaar we start our trek to Lukla.The path drops down through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue hike to the Monju. Again some official system had to be complete at the check post of the National park at Monju and then continue trek to the Phakding, where we will take our lunch. After lunch we start further trek to Lukla and stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 19: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft]. And rest in Kathmandu.

The exciting flight takes 45 minutes. The flight will pass through the stream valleys and most amazing mountains which makes it an unforgettable & major experience to you. After your flight to Kathmandu airport we pick you to the hotel & you will have free day. In evening we will offer you farewell dinner with cultural show. Then back to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 20: Final Departure to International Airport.

With remarkable memories taken, we announce an end to our wonderful holiday in Nepal. Our representatives will leave you to the airport to catch your flight before 3 hours of scheduled flight time on your ticket.

Information of passport and visas

You must to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date of your trips.  You can easily get visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuwan International Airport). Nepalese visas cost is USD 25 for 15 days & USD 40 for 30 days. 

Information of money & credit card

In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission as per Nepal’s Bank rules, on your payable amount of the total cost.  So, please be positive that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. The same, for your extra expenses as well which are not included in our cost. We would like to request you not to change your money in the Airport expect your emergency case. You get the exchange rate is very low there. Our office well provides you the facility to exchange your money. Or, you can change from Money Changers or bank as well. Master Card, Visa Card, Paypal also accepted in major shopping center and in most of the tourist class hotels. 

Bring required personal/official document

We want to suggest that to bring some of the required documents like valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), your travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu. For details information about the required official papers don't be hesitate to ask us. 

Case of flight delay

Flight by plane and helicopter are might be cancellations or delay cause of bad weather in remote areas. Some other times, operational complication may occur which is more possible to happen in Everest Region- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight, Annapurna region- Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flight, Dolpa, Simikot , Jumla region etc. As these flights have some problem with fixed schedule, it is also suggested to carry extra money for food and accommodations. Trekking in the remote areas, especially during unusual season, you’re advised to keep extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating result. In case of delay in flight previous to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to manage your accommodation and food costs by yourself. 

About your travel insurance

We request to all our valued clients to make and bring your complete travel insurance package. Your insurance must cover against medical, emergency evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, natural calamity, lost of gears, theft or damage your baggage etc. 

Electricity Crisis Problem in Nepal

It is difficult to told you that Nepal has an electricity problem because Nepal is 2nd richest country in water resource but it is true Nepal still facing the problem. It means there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are possible to have no battery backup. In that case Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotels have possible to run the TV and AC as well. But, only few of them are lies in this standard category.

So, be organized for this while you are traveling in Nepal.  For that situation, we suggested you to bring the flashlight with extra batteries. 

Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Mountains of Nepal

Trekking in the Mountains require to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude of Mountains. The basic clothing items are listed here please notice that.

Personal Equipment

  • Down jacket or sweater.
  • Wind/Water proof jacket (opt).
  • Down vest and/or jacket (opt)
  • Gloves (2 pairs).
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • T-shirts minimum 2.
  • Underwear (3).
  • Hiking shorts (2).
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light & Expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Wool pants.
  • Waterproof pants.
  • Thin, lightweight internal socks (4).
  • Thick, warm wool Trekking/Hiking socks (4).
  • Hiking boots with extra laces.
  • Camp shoes or sandals.

 Other Necessary Equipment

  • Sleeping bag at least rated to zero degrees F.
  • Head light with extra bulbs and batteries.
  • Basic First Aid Kit (Normal Medicine e.g. Sitamol, Diamox etc.)
  • Large plastic bags to keep dry inside items of trek bag.
  • Trekking Bag (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches is OK).
  • Water bottles (2).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Small washable towel.


*We manage all camping equipment for the Camping Trekking. 

Can I buy/rent equipment in Kathmandu

Yes, you can do that but it is not actually required to spend large amount of your money to buy extra equipment and clothing earlier to your trip because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from Trekking shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally contrived. Some Chinese equipment are possible to be more expensive but qualitative. You can take Sleeping bag and down jacket easily on rent. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1 per day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. Surely these items are more possible to be cheaper than those in your Country or hometown. We will display all the necessary equipment you need on the second day of your arrival. 

How to book my trip

First choose the trip which you want to do? Then contact us through mail or phone, email is more effective and clear as well, after getting your email or call we will process for your booking. To confirm your booking, we need 20% amount of your total amount the payment can be made throughout the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa Card) or through online money transfers also Western Unions, Money Gram or others. After we get the 20% amount your booking will be confirmed and you will get the official booking and payment receipt from us. The rest amount you can pay after arrival at our office or hotel.

Chisapani-Nagarkot Hiking of Jan-2015

Chisapani-Nagarkot Hiking of Jan-2015

We had a great time in Nepal by Chisapaani-Nagarkot Hiking with “Green Nepal Tourism”. Unexpectedly the weather was also very clear in mid January. Magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges were seen from the top of Nagarkot Hill. The weather was excellent and it was a bit cold. Our guide was very helpful & friendly. We haven’t any complain to the company “Green Nepal Tourism” & Mr. Bishnu (Director of the company), everything were managed as capably and enjoyed the hiking. We are very satisfied with these services provided by the Company. We give you all an idea to trek in Nepal with “Green Nepal Tourism” for reasonable prices & standard services.

Visited Jan 2015.

Laurie Moyer & her Daughter.


Annapurna Base Camp Trekking of Dec-2014

From 20th of December 2014 to 5th of January 2015 we went spent some gorgeous weeks trekking in the Annapurna region. First, we hiked to Poon Hill which rewarded us with a very nice sunrise. Then, we continued our trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Both at the ABC and on the way to and from it, we were blessed with amazing sunsets and sunrises. We even saw monkeys and eagles. Views were spectacular and the weather was great.

The organization of the trek was immaculate. All transfers (Kathmandu airport – Hotel – Pokhara– Kathmandu Hotel – airport) were perfectly organized. In addition, both the guide and porter did a great job. They were very flexible and always agreed when we wanted to change the program. This allowed us to reach the ABC two days earlier than planned and gave us more time to visit additional places when going down. We also paid a visit to hot springs which was very nice. In sum, we recommend "Green Nepal Tourism" as a reliable trekking agency which is very eager to comply with the customers’ wishes.

Best regards,

Werner and Heidi

Everest Base Camp Trek - Oct-2014

I trekked with Gold Mountain Nepal Treks to Everest Base Camp in October-2014. It was my first alone abroad trip but Green Nepal Tourism made it so easy to me by providing airport pick-up/drove and hotel accommodation as well. The trek was so fantastic along with all the staff of this company. Guides to porters, everyone was so helpful and friendly.

Definitely it would be one of the best experiences of my lifetime and I recommend Green Nepal Tourism to those who are looking for  tours &trekking in Nepal.

Thank you.

Nehal Nasr,

Ismailia, Egypt.

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking and Hiking.

Trip Duration: 20 Days.

Trip Grade: Difficult.

Maximum Altitude: 5,554m/18,192ft.

Best Trekking Season: March-May and September-November are the best month.

Accommodation: 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu and lodges/tea-houses/camps during the trekking. (We can upgrade or downgrade hotel category in Kathmandu as per your request).

Meals: Breakfast in hotel in Kathmandu and full board service during the trek

Transportation: We will be served by private vehicle and domestic flight.

Group Size: Minimum 1 person.

Price: Contact us.