Royal Himalayan Holidays

Three Pass EBC trek

24 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 2
All ground transportation and domestic flights as per itinerary
Best Season
Mar-May and Sep-Dec
5/4-star hotel in Kathmandu and standard tea house/lodge during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Phortse-Dingboche-Chukung Ri-Kongma La-Lobuche-Gorakshep-EBC-Kala Patthar-Pheriche-Dzonghla-Cho La-Tangnag-Gokyo Ri-Renjo La-Lumde-Thame-Namche Bazaar-Lukla-Kathmandu


    • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
    • Enter the Sagarmatha National Park
    • Explore the Sherpa museum in Namche Bazaar
    • Cross the Renjo, Cho, and Kongma La Passes
    • Visit Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri
    • Remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall and Glacier
    • Explore Everest Base Camp
    • Learn about the unique Sherpa culture
    • See the highest mountains in the world including Mt Everest
    • Sunrise view from Kala Patthar


With the Royal Himalayan Holidays’ Three Pass EBC trek of 24 days, you’ll be able to trek around the entire Everest region. Furthermore, you will be facing three high-altitude mountain passes; the Kongma La (5,545m/18,192ft), the Cho La (5,420m/17,782ft), and the Renjo La (5,345m/ 17,536ft). As well as visiting Everest Base Camp (EBC), Gokyo Lake, and seeing two sunrise views from Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri! The Three Pass EBC trek is graded as hard and stamina training beforehand is highly recommended. 

Combing the best parts of the traditional Everest Base Camp trek and the Gokyo Lake trek, the Three Pass EBC trek of 24 days is the best trek to see the entire Everest region in on trekking package. Starting off from Kathmandu, a short flight takes us straight to Lukla, the world’s 38th-highest airport! Here is where we’ll meet up with our porter team, and hold a final gear and equipment check. We’ll spend the first 8 days trekking toward Chukhung (4730m/15,518ft). During this trekking period, we’ll be holding two acclimatization days and the third one at Chukhung. The risk of getting Acute Mountain Syndrome (AMS) is very real as we’ll be trekking to altitudes above 5,000m (16,404ft)! After acclimatizing at Chukhung we’ll be crossing our first mountain pass of the Three Pass EBC trek, the Kongma La at 5,545m (18,192ft). Crossing the pass takes us back on the traditional EBC trail and to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft). The views of Mt Amadablam (6,812m/22,349ft) are extraordinary from here and we’ll spend some time to admire these. Everest Base Camp is just a day’s trek away and exactly where we go next during the Three Pass EBC trek. We’ll trek to Gorakshep (5,170m/16,962ft), check in at the guesthouse, and prepare for a hike to Everest Base Camp at 5,364m (17,598ft). It’s a great feeling of accomplishment standing at Everest Base Camp and seeing the mighty Khumbu Glacier running through the Himalayas. The next early morning we make a short hike to Kala Patthar. From this hill, the views of Mt Everest are said to be the best and in combination with seeing the sunrise over the mountains just adds to the value! We continue the Three Pass EBC trek and trek toward our second mountain pass. It’ll take a day of trekking until reaching Dzonghla village (4,830m/15,847ft) and the Cho La Pass at 5,420m (17,782ft). We’ll cross the pass during the next day’s morning and head for Tangnak. Being officially in the western part of the Everest region means we have halfway completed the Three Pass EBC trek! Another day of trekking and we’ll reach Gokyo. Located just at the shores of one of the 19 holy Gokyo Lakes, this mountain village is absolutely amazing. Exploring around the lake, one of the highest freshwater lakes, and taking in the views is how we’ll spend the remainder of the day. The next day early morning, Royal Himalayan Holidays takes you up to Gokyo Ri (5,360m/17,585ft) from where you’ll get to see 360° views of the Himalayas. These include views of; the Mahalangur Himalayan range along with Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), Mt Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Mt Cho Oyu (8,188m/26,864ft), and Mt Makalu (8,485m/27,838ft)! We make our way back down and trek towards the last of the Three Pass EBC trek’s mountain passes, the Renjo La at 5,345m (17,536ft). After crossing the pass and reaching Lumde village it’ll take us 3 days to trek back to Lukla via Namche Bazaar.

At Lukla, we hold a celebratory party to celebrate the success of completing the Three Pass EBC trek and prepare for our flight back to Kathmandu the next morning. Book the Three Pass EBC trek of 24 days with Royal Himalayan Holidays and see the entire Everest region in one trekking package! This trek is recommended during spring or fall/autumn, and cannot be done during the winter as the mountain passes will be inaccessible due to blizzards or heavy snow. 

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet and greet at the airport
  • Hotel transfer by private vehicle
  • Welcome drinks and check-in 
  • Welcome dinner
  • Overnight at your hotel

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Trek briefing at the hotel
  • Pick-up by your tour guide
  • Arrival at Bishal Bazaar and start walking tour
  • Explore Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Continue walking tour to Thamel via Asan local bazaar
  • Pick up from Thamel and drive to your hotel (in case the hotel is out of Thamel)
  • Overnight at your hotel

  • Hotel/packed breakfast depending on your flight schedule
  • Pick up and transfer to the airport
  •  Take off to Lukla
  • Meet and greet with your full trekking team
  • Final trek preparation
  • Start to trek to Chhiplung
  • Continue northwards to Thado Koshi
  • Head along the trail to Ghat for lunch
  • Follow the trail up to Phakding
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Head to Monjo
  • Enter the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Checking of TIMS & permits
  • Continue to Jorsalle for lunch
  • Cross the suspension bridge at Larja Dobhan
  • Ascend further Namche Bazaar
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Day hike 
  • Acclimatization hike to Syangboche airport
  • Hotel Everest View visit
  • Short hike to Khumjung
  • Lunch at Khumjung 
  • Trek to Khunde and back to Namche Bazaar 
  • Explore Namche Bazaar 
  • Dinner & stay overnight in the same tea house 

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Follow the trail northwards towards Phortse Thanga
  • Cross the Dudh Khosi Nadi River
  • Continue east to Phortse
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Follow the trail eastwards to Pangboche
  • Head further eat towards Somare for lunch
  • Continue on towards Dingboche
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Breakfast
  • Acclimatization hike
  • Hike up north up to the Nangkatshang Gompa
  • Head back down to Dingboche
  • Lunch at the tea house
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Short Trek to Chukhung 
  • Drop your bags at Chukhung tea house 
  • Small beautiful hike towards the Imja Tse route 
  • Lunch, dinner, and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Early wake-up and breakfast
  • Steep climb to Chukung Ri early in the morning 
  • Panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island Peak, and many more 
  • Descend back to Chukung 
  • Lunch, dinner, and stay overnight in the tea house
  • Rest and get ready for the next big day 

  • Early breakfast 
  • Pack Lunch
  • Follow the trail to Dingboche and leave the main route toward the west 
  • Cross Kongma la 
  • Pack Lunch 
  • Descend to Lobuche 
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Continue on to the Lobuche Pass (5,110m/16,765ft)
  • Reach Gorakshep and check in to the tea house
  • Lunch
  • Hike up to EBC (5,364m/17,598ft)
  • Enjoy the views at EBC for about 30min
  • Head back down to Gorakshep
  • Early dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar
  • Enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Everest
  • Head back down to Gorakshep
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Follow the same trail in reverse back to Lobuche
  • Lunch
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • The easy trek begins by heading back down for a short stint along a short stretch of the EBC trail
  • 3hrs hike to Dzonghla via Thukla 
  • Lunch at Dzonghla 
  • Rest and get ready for the next big day
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Early Wake-up and Breakfast
  • Start to trek 
  • Hard trek, steep scramble up rock boulders, and a gentle ascent 
  • Snow-covered glacier on the pass
  • A beautiful glimpse of Mt. Cho Oyu (8,153m/26,749ft), the sixth-highest mountain in the world
  • In the first part of the descent, there are discernible paths that are zigzag 
  • Downhill following a narrow river valley to its base to Tangnak
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Late Breakfast 
  • Easy trek through Nagjumoa Glacier (the biggest glacier in the Nepali Himalayas)
  • Ascend the trail which catches the main route of Gokyo
  • 2 to 3 hours of pleasant walk from Tangnak 
  • Beautiful lake at Gokyo with ducks swimming across the surface 
  • Lunch and enjoy the magnificent view in front of the third lake (Dudh Pokhari)
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Early Breakfast 
  • Ascend through the steep trail about 2 hours to Gokyo Ri
  • Lower than Kala Patthar but more difficult due to its steepness
  • Magnificient views of the four highest mountains of the world: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and many other smaller peaks 
  • Lunch at Gokyo 
  • Rest and relax 
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the same tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Early breakfast 
  • Climb into a wide curie making for the ridgeline 
  • 3hrs hike to Renjo La 
  • Unforgettable views of Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taboche 
  • Descend over rough glacial slabs and moraine 
  • Descend to Lumde 
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Follow a traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders
  • Cross Bhote Koshi down from Maruleng and descend to Taranga
  • Trek through the valley of the Langmuche River to the village of Thame
  • Lunch at Thame 
  • Visit the famous monastery built in the 14th century, along with amazing views of several mountains
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Easy walk after the hard three passes 
  • En route to Namche Bazaar, we will pass a hydroelectric power station, gompas, mani walls, and chortens
  • Lunch at Namche Bazaar 
  • Explore Namche Bazaar 
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Continue back to Phakding
  • Lunch
  • Ascend upwards back to Lukla
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Flight back to Kathmandu
  • Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Transfer to your hotel and check-in
  • Overnight at the hotel

  • Trip review & feedback
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel

  • Check-out
  • Our team will transfer you to the airport approx. 3hrs before departure

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    • All ground transportation as per itinerary
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
    • 5/4-star Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Tea house/lodge during the trek
    • Breakfast in Kathmandu
    • All meals during the trek
    • Welcome dinner
    • Licensed English-speaking trek guide/leader
    • Guide and porter service during the trek
    • All government and local taxes as per the itinerary
    • All permits as per the itinerary
    • All entry fees as per the itinerary
    • All official expenses as per the itinerary
    • Successful trek certificate
    • 1 basic medical kit per group


    • Meals in Kathmandu
    • Tips for guide

Frequently Asked Questions

With the thousands of travel and trekking agents to choose from in Nepal, why book a holiday with Royal Himalayan Holidays? Well first off, at RHH we take care in organizing any type of tour, trek, or adventure activity in Nepal. Furthermore, we provide a unique service by hiring only local and licensed guides. But the real reason you should book with RHH is, because of that touch of luxury that we provide in Nepal. All of our packages come with an All-Inclusive package, giving you more time to just enjoy your holiday. We provide luxury holidays in the Himalayas!

Booking with RHH has never been easier! Just use our easy-to-use website, select your package for Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibet and click Book Now to fill up your booking form. After receiving your booking form by auto email, our team will contact you back via email, to finalize your booking. It’s that easy!

Yes, all of our packages are based on luxury trips and can get pricy for the average budget trekker. We do however can change this during your booking should you wish. By lowering the accommodation type and switching to the public instead of private transport you can enjoy trips or treks with RHH without the luxury element. But then again would you sacrifice comfort for the price during a holiday? Enjoy the best of the Himalayas with our luxury packages. 

If you wish to book a budget trip with Royal Himalayan Holidays, you can just make any booking, but a request for a budget trip. Then after receiving your request our team can send you a budget itinerary for that package with a new and lower calculated rate per person. 

Almost all of our trips are family and child friendly. Of course, you’ll need to see a bit yourself, we think it’s logical that you can’t book a hard and strenuous trek while bringing children with you. For family and child-friendly trips or treks, we do recommend any of our tour packages or one of our short treks in Nepal that don’t reach too such high altitudes. 

No, Royal Himalayan Holidays do not have any hidden or additional fees after booking a trip. With us, full transparency is an important part of our customer relations! Hence, all rates are included within your package, of course, these do not include your personal expenses, such as drinks, souvenirs, tips, etc. 

Yes with RHH you have the option to book a non-English guide for your trip. If you would like to have a different language guide during your holiday we do insist on mentioning this during your booking so we have the time to organize, find, check and hire said guide for your trip. There are French, German, Dutch, and Spanish-speaking guides available.

Royal Himalayan Holidays does take great care of booking your accommodation during your holiday in Nepal. We book only the best available 4 to 5-star category hotel. These hotels are based on All-Inclusive plans and have luxury rooms as well as other facilities available for you to enjoy during your holiday. During treks, accommodation is limited to standard guest or tea houses, but at some overnight locations where there is luxury accommodation available, we plan to stay at those.  

Well, since ATMs don’t exist up high in the mountains we do recommend bringing some additional cash with you, preferably Nepalese Rupees or US Dollars. Calculate a 15 to 25 USD per day in the Himalayas. This way you can use extra facilities in the guesthouses such as WIFI usage. 

Yes, with RHH you have the option to tailor-make or customize an itinerary before booking a holiday. If you want to change a part of your itinerary during your holiday then RHH can organize for you, but at additional cost depending on the changes that have to be made. 

No, international flights are not included in the package rate. With so many flight options nowadays we give you the freedom of choosing the best available flights from and to Nepal yourself. If you do require international flight tickets we can arrange this, but by experience, we found that our customers can get better international flight rates by themselves from their own respective countries. 

So Nepal has 4 seasons. Starting with spring, followed by the monsoon or rainy season going into fall/autumn and ultimately winter. The best times to book a trip or trek in Nepal will either be during spring or fall/autumn. Spring starts in March and ends at the end of May. During this season the winter cold is gone and the skies are clear blue with a few clouds here and there. Perfect for seeing those incredible mountain and valley views! Fall or autumn starts in September and runs until the end of November. This season is extra special in Nepal, not because of the clear skies and comfortable weather, but due to being the festival season. In October the biggest festival takes place in Nepal, namely Dashain and Tihar. To get the best experience in Nepal we do recommend booking either for the spring or fall/autumn seasons.

Almost all guesthouses have WIFI available and phone reception. Do note that this is not high-speed WIFI or perfect reception, you’re still in the remote Himalayas. During the trek, there will be areas with no reception or WIFI, meaning you’ll be completely cut out from the world and surrounded by nature! Exactly what a trek should be.

While tipping is not mandatory in Nepal, due to being a low-income country many of the workers do depend on it as a secondary income. Hence we do ask our travelers to give some gratuities at the end of your trip to your guide or driver. Common tips in Nepal for a service well performed are about 5 to 10USD a day. But once again it is not mandatory.

Yes with RHH you can extend or add extra days on your holiday to enjoy your trip further. We do also provide assistance in VISA extension should it be required as well as helping you choose new and different activities. You can even combine multiple tours or treks with each other, as well as doing additional activities such as hiking, or adventure packages such as rafting or paragliding. 

With Royal Himalayan Holidays you can even hold a special event such as a birthday celebration, company team building, anniversary celebration, marriage proposal and even hold a traditional Nepalese wedding. Do request us during your booking if you want us to organize such an event during your trip to Nepal.

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