Everest Three High Passes Trek Cost
Rajesh Neupane Written By: Rajesh Neupane
Published On : 22nd November, 2023

Everest Three High Passes Trek Cost

Everest Three High Passes Trek is an adventurous trek that takes you to three passes of the Everest Region: Kongma La Pass (5535), Cho La Pass (5420), and Renjo La Pass (5360 m). This trek lets you explore the remote areas of Nangpa La Valley, which have spectacular raw natural beauty. 

The trails are surrounded by mountains more than 8000 m altitude, such as Ama Dablam, Pumori, Cholatse, Khumbutse, Khalanga, Nuptse, Lhotse, and many others, including the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest (8848 m). This trek takes you to an altitude of over 5000 m and is very challenging. 

This thrilling trek covers the entire Everest Region by foot. The breathtaking scenery along the journey encourages you to move forward. You get to learn about the typical sherpa settlements of Thame and Marlung. The trek also takes you to the foot of the World’s Highest Peak, the Everest Base Camp.

It is the least crowded trail in the Everest Region. You can complete this journey peacefully without any disturbances. The total cost for trekking Everest Three High Passes is around USD 1195 to USD 1720 per person.

Let’s see how this cost is divided into services such as accommodation, permits, transportation, food, drinks, travel insurance, and equipment. 

Accommodation Cost

If you book a package, accommodation cost is included in it. If you book a luxury package, you will be provided with five-star accommodation. If you book a standard package, you will be provided with three-star accommodation. The hotels in Kathmandu cost from $20 to $250.

This cost varies from city area to remote area. In lower regions, you can find hotels from normal to five stars. But after you reach a higher altitude, there are limited night stays. Only small teahouses with fewer facilities are available. 

If you trek independently, you can find decent and comfortable lodging in the lower region. But after ascending to a certain altitude, lodges are limited. Teahouse trekking is the best option for this trek. The cost of a night stay is $4 to $5. The prices are more reasonable during the season.

If you choose a package booking, you won’t have to worry about accommodation in higher regions. The travel agency will pre-book the accommodation along the trail and ensure your safe return.

Transportation Cost

Transportation requires more expenses than other services. The starting point of this trek is Lukla. You can choose a flight or a road journey to Lukla. Your package includes all your domestic transport expenses except for international flights. 

If you choose a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, it costs USD 150 per person. But if you choose road transportation, you can choose a public bus or a private jeep. The cost of one-way local buses ranges from USD 10 to USD 12. It takes 6 to 9 hours to reach Lukla by road transport. 

You can also choose a helicopter ride up to Lukla. However, it is very expensive. You can select any transportation according to your comfort. You can discuss with your travel agency to help you decide the way of transportation. 

Food and Drinks Cost 

The cost of food and drinks varies according to altitude. In lower altitudes, foods are cheaper with many choices, while once you reach high altitudes, your choice is limited and quite pricey. 

You will have many food options in Kathmandu, costing USD 5 to USD 10. There are multiple food choices for veg as well as non-veg. If you want a fancy dinner, it costs from USD 25 to USD 50. 

Due to the transportation issues, you must survive in Dal Bhat on the whole trail. Dal Bhat is a traditional Nepali dish made of rice and lentil curry. You can have tea, coffee, and soft beverages in tea houses. 

Permit Cost 

Two permits are needed to surpass this trek. A Sagarmatha National Park Permit and a TIMS (trekkers’ Information Management System) card are mandatory to trek to Everest Three High Passes Trek.

The price of Sagarmatha National Park depends on your nationality. 

  • If you are from a SAARC country, it will cost you US$15 per person.
  • If you are from foreign countries other than SAARC countries, it will cost you US$27 per person.

You can get this permit either from the Nepal Tourism Board Office of Kathmandu or directly at the entrance of Monjo. This budget is utilized to protect and preserve the National Park and the welfare of its wildlife. 

The TIMS card costs US$17 per person. This card is very important for your safety. This card contains all the details of trekkers. It is used to track trekkers’ movement and rescue them in case of emergency. 

You can get this permit card from Kathmandu’s Nepal Tourism Board Office. It is also available in TIMS counters in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 

If you want to trek independently, you need permits for all three passes. You can also get these from the Nepal Tourism Board Office in Kathmandu or the entrance gates of each pass.

Travel Insurance Cost 

Travel Insurance is mandatory for trekking in Nepal. This service is not included in your package. You have to get travel insurance from a trustworthy travel insurance company. It is best to get from your country before your Nepal flight.

You can encounter many dangerous situations during this trek. So, your travel insurance must cover medical emergencies, evacuation, and elevations up to 6000 m. You can also check if it covers trip cancellation and luggage loss. 

The cost varies according to policy and length of the insurance. But on average, it costs around USD 120 per person.

Equipment Cost

Trekking gear is a must to attempt any trekking. You need tools, warm clothes, and hiking boots. You can rent high-quality trekking gear from a reputable rental shop, such as poles, crampons, weatherproof coats, tents, backpacks, and sleeping bags. 

Renting these trekking gear costs USD 1 to USD 10 per day. The price depends on the tools and the caliber of goods you choose. 


Therefore, You can cross three high passes called Kongma La Pass (5535), Cho La Pass (5420), and Renjo La Pass (5360 m) in the Everest Three High Passes Trek. This challenging trek takes you to the Everest Region by foot, including Everest Base Camp. 

The costs of this trek depend on various factors. If you book it from a travel agency, they will arrange a full package according to your preferences. You can hire a professional guide-porter to make this journey easier.

Talk with our local travel specialist who can help organize Everest Three Passes Trek. You can inquire about this package directly on our WhatsApp.

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