NEPAL Three Passes Trek & Three Peaks Trek

Trip type: Trekking
Duration: 23 Days
Max Height: 5364 m
Country/Region: Nepal, Khumbu
Price: from 2’290.00 CHF p.P.
Participants: 2-8
Dates: On request, available all year

The scenic diversity of the Three Passes Trek is remarkable. You’ll trek along dense forests and idyllic villages in the lower regions, to rocky mountain passes and glaciers at higher elevations, to turquoise lakes and stunning panoramic views. This multi-day trek offers an unparalleled journey through the natural wonders of the Himalayas.


three passes trek


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Up to 6 Hrs./Day

Wild camping

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Experience advantageous


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Necessary. Adventurers are required here!


Schwierigkeit 4 5 1

Fit enough to carry an approx. 14 kg heavy backpack

Three Passes Trek and Three Peaks Trek – your high altitude trekking in the Nepalese Eden

The Three Passes Trek and the Three Peaks Trek are known for their varied route, crossing three high mountain passes and taking trekkers through remote valleys, idyllic villages and picturesque plateaus. The three passes that make up this trek are Kongma La Pass (5,535 m), Cho La Pass (5,420 m) and Renjo La Pass (5,360 m). Each of these passes will challenge you physically due to the altitude. Also, some technical ability is required to tackle challenging passages.

The Three Passes Trek usually starts from Lukla and takes us through famous places like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche and Gorak Shep. During the trek, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the local Sherpa culture and way of life and stay overnight in traditional tea houses. The route will also lead to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, from where we will enjoy an impressive view of the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest.

Let's walk the Three Passes or Three Peaks Trek together, Nepal.

An epic journey for trekkers looking for an intense, rewarding and unforgettable experience amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas!

Your benefits with Exped Tribe:


Local and multilingual mountain guide


Support member

who will document the trip with professional recordings and look after your well-being. You will receive drone videos, photos and much more as a souvenir of your adventure.


Small groups

of max. 8 participants. Increased flexibility, familiar atmosphere and harmonious get-together. We do our best to ensure that all participants have an incredible adventure! We conduct expectation phone calls and pool participants who have similar expectations and abilities. We are happy to accept special requests!


Vegetarian friendly

We offer Alpine gourmet cuisine, completely without meat/fish!


Co2 compensation

Planting of several trees per participant. You will receive a certificate of your trees and will be able to follow their growth.


Rental materials

Cost-effective rental materials such as sleeping bags, climbing equipment and much more are available.

Island Peak trekking

Planned schedule of the Three Passes Trek and Three Peaks Trek in the Everest region

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Day 1

Nepal, we’re coming!

Arrival from Zurich or Milan by plane. We are happy to organize an alternative arrival if desired. Once in Kathmandu, we will get the last groceries, explore the city and experience how the locals live their daily lives.

Gokyo Tal

Day 2

Kathmandu exploration

We explore this sweet city and can still organize the last equipment. Tomorrow we are off!

Gokyo Tal

Day 3

Jeep Transfer to Paphlu

Paphlu, also known as Phaplu, is a small town in the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal. It is situated in a hilly landscape and is surrounded by picturesque villages, lush green fields and terraced slopes. The town itself is the starting point for various trekking routes and often serves as an alternative to the busy Lukla airport for travelers wishing to reach the Everest region.

Gokyo Tal

Day 4

Phaplu to Nunthala

The architecture of Nunthala is typical of the region. The houses are mostly built of wood and stone, with traditional Nepalese designs. The narrow lanes wind between the buildings, and the village scene is characterized by a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. The locals are friendly and hospitable, offering a warm welcome to travelers.

Gokyo Tal

Day 5

Nunthala to Khari Khola

Khari Khola is located in a hilly terrain surrounded by terraced fields and forested slopes. The landscape is green and lush, especially during the monsoon season when the vegetation is in full bloom. The surrounding mountains rise majestically, providing a breathtaking backdrop to the village.

Gokyo Tal

Day 6

Khari Khola to Paiya

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Day 7

Paiya to Monjo

Monjo is an important stop on the way to Everest Base Camp. It is the entry point to Sagarmatha National Park and the place where trekkers have their entry permits checked. From Monjo, the trail continues to other villages such as Namche Bazaar and eventually to Everest Base Camp.

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Day 8

Monjo to Namche Bazar

Namche has a rich Sherpa culture and history. The village houses the Sherpa Culture Museum where visitors can learn more about the local culture, traditions and way of life.

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Day 9

Acclimatization and rest day in Namche Bazar

Today we can sleep late 😉

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Day 10

Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga

Phortse Tenga is a small village located at an altitude of about 3,680 meters above sea level. This village serves as a resting place for trekkers on their way to higher altitudes in the region. The surroundings of Phortse Thanga are characterized by spectacular mountains, lush forests and impressive river landscapes

Gokyo Tal

Day 11

Phortse Thanga to Dole

The locals of Dole are often Sherpas and have a rich culture and tradition. It is a great opportunity to learn about the local way of life and interact with the friendly locals.

Gokyo Tal

Day 12

Dole to Machhermo

From Machhermo we can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including Cho Oyu and Gokyo Ri. The mountain panoramas are impressive and make this place a highlight of our trip.

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Day 13

Machhermo to Gokyo

The Gokyo region is located in Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This protected area is home to diverse wildlife, including rare species such as the snow leopard and the Himalayan tahr

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Day 14

Ascent of Gokyo Ri, trekking to Tagnago

Gokyo Ri is a spectacular viewpoint in the Gokyo area of the Solu-Khumbu region in Nepal. It is one of the most popular high points for trekkers who want to enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the surrounding mountains. Today we will reach an altitude of 5357m!

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Day 15

Crossing from Cho La to Dzongla

From Dzongla we experience spectacular views of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse.

Gokyo Tal

Day 16

Dzongla to Gorak Shep

Gorak Shep is a small, highest village in the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal. It is located at an altitude of about 5,164 meters above sea level and is an important resting place on the way to Everest Base Camp.

Gokyo Tal

Day 17

Sunrise ascent from Kala Pattar, return to Lobuche

Kala Patthar is a spectacular viewpoint in the Everest region and we will enjoy it at sunrise! It is located near Gorak Shep and offers one of the most impressive panoramic views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks. Kala Patthar is located at an altitude of about 5,545 meters above sea level and is very close to the village of Gorak Shep

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Day 18

Crossing of the Kongma La to Chukkung or detour to Dingboche

Chukkung is less frequented than some of the main destinations in the Everest region, offering a quieter and more peaceful atmosphere. Its proximity to nature and remoteness make it an ideal place to experience the beauty of the Himalayas.

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Day 19

Ascent to Chukkung Ri, hike to Pangboche

Chukkung Ri is located at an altitude of about 5,550 meters above sea level. Together we climb its summit and enjoy wide views down to the valley

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Day 20

Pangboche to Namche

Unfortunately, we have to slowly make our way back….

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Day 21

Namche Bazaar to Paiya

Unfortunately, we have to slowly make our way back….

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Day 22

Paiya to Phaplu

Unfortunately, we have to slowly make our way back….

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Last day

Jeep to Kathmandu. See you soon Nepal, Namaste!

Transfer to Kathmandu so that we can check in on time for our flight. It was nice with you, see you soon on another adventure together!

Important info about your Three Passes Trek, Three Peaks Trek

  • Hard shell jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Functional underwear
  • Long and short hiking pants, quick drying
  • Long and short shirts, fast drying
  • Soft shell or fleece jacket
  • Hat, gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream
  • Drinking bottle and thermos flask
  • Poss. camera and powerbank
  • Backpack (80-110l)
Technical Equipment
  • Telescopic poles
  • High ankle hiking boots/trail shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Warm gloves
For the overnight
  • Sleeping bag (comfort temperature -5°)
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries (reduced to the minimum)
  • Other camping material, if available
  • Local English speaking trekking guide + Exped Tribe tour guide.
  • Airport reception and transfer to selected hotel.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Pick up from hotel in private jeep and
  • drive to Phaplu.
  • Overnight in teahouses and huts along the trail.
  • Porters during the trekking.
  • Return journey in private jeep from Phaplu to Kathmandu.
  • Professional photo reportage and videos.
  • National park and Khumbu trekking permits.
  • Group material.
  • Co2 compensation with the planting of 10 trees/participant.
  • Travel to and from the destination country
  • Private insurance with coverage of
  • return transportation costs
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for local activities and local guide
  • Visa on arrival in Nepal
  • Meals except the welcome dinner
  • Everything not listed under “Included”
  • Snack (not included, serves to replenish the energy balance): This is taken between breakfast and dinner and is carried for an appropriate number of days. Dried fruit, chocolate, cheese, wholemeal bread and energy bars are good choices. Remember that your backpack should not be too heavy.
Rental material
  • Telescopic poles, CHF 55.00
  • Expedition backpack (90-110l), CHF 80.00
  • Sleeping bag, CHF 180.00
Others, Add-ons

This adventure can be complemented with the following if desired:

  • Kathmandu Culinary Tour


Are you up to this unique long distance trek in the Khumbu Valley?
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