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Everest Three High Passes Trek - 17 Days

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Everest Three High Passes Trek
US$ 1530 Per Person
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Facts About Trip

Duration: 17 days
Accommodation: Stander tourist hotel in Kathmandu
Height: 5555m
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Grade: Moderate
Activity: Trekking, sightseeing
Transportation: Private Car, Flight
Treks Type: Tea house
Group Size 1 - 14 person

Everest Three High Passes Trek Overview

Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of the most loved trekking destinations among those trekkers who seek adventure and thrill during the trip. While you are on this trip, you will not only get the opportunity to view the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, but you will also get the opportunity to cross the three highest passes in the Khumbu region, namely Kongma La Pass, which is situated at a height of 5,535 m (18,159 ft) above sea level. Similarly, Cho La Pass and Renjo La Pass lie at a height of 5420 m (17,782 ft) and 5,340 m (17,520 ft) above sea level, respectively.

While you are on this trek, you will be amazed to see the amazing mountain views. Also, in addition to the mountain view, you will also be able to view the glaciers, the ancient valley with its amazing architectural design, suspension bridges which is covered with colorful Buddhist flags, and three challenging passes, which will not miss a single chance to blow your mind. Furthermore, if you are wondering what makes this trip more unique, hiking to the three pinnacles of Gokyo Ri, Kalapathar, and Everest Base Camp while crossing three challenging high passes makes this trip extraordinary and attracts trekkers.

So, how does my trek start?

Your trek starts with a beautiful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where you will meet fellow trekkers who are also equally enthusiastic to explore the Everest Region. After that, you will hike through Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and other equally gorgeous places. While you hike up, the locals, who are basically Sherpas, will share with you their stories, their unique culture, and their way of living in such an isolated place up there.

In addition to the views of the mountain, you will also be able to view exotic species like musk deer, mountain goats, snow leopards, etc. when you visit Sagarmatha National Park. Also, don’t forget to bring the Sagarmatha National Park Permit with you, as the Sagarmatha National Park aims at protecting the diverse flora and fauna that lies in the Khumbu Region.

This trek is considered a physically demanding one, so you must be physically and mentally fit before going on it. And if you have ever gone trekking before, that will be the cherry on top. Overall, this trek is the perfect blend of amazing mountain views, experiencing unique cultures, and thrilling adventures that you will definitely not want to miss out on.

If you have any questions or need help with your trip, please feel free to contact us anytime. We're here to help and ensure your journey is smooth and enjoyable.

Highlights of Everest Three High Passes Trek

  • A beautiful and thrilling flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest
  • Get to experience once-in-a life time views of the world's highest high passes, which include Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La.
  • Explore Namche Bazaar, a famous Sherpa town that is located in the heart of the Everest region.
  • Experience Nepal's highest airport at Syangboche.
  • Go on a visit to one of the best viewpoints of this trek, Gokyo Ri.
  • Stay at the Everest View Hotel, one of the world's highest hotels, for an unforgettable experience.
  • Discover the peaceful beauty of Gokyo Lake, a hidden Himalayan gem.
  • Visit the ancient Tengboche Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with rich cultural significance.
  • Immerse yourself in rich Tibetan culture with prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, and high suspension bridges.
  • Explore the diverse flora and fauna of the region, including musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopards, and Himalayan thar.
  • Witness the majesty of the Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier on Earth, at an elevation of 4,900 meters.
  • Ascend to Kala Patthar (5,555m) for the best panoramic view of the Himalayas.

Cost of Everest Three High Passes Trek

Our Everest Three High Passes Trek is priced at US$1530 per person. This comprehensive package ensures that you have a trouble-free and memorable trekking experience. The cost you pay includes accommodation in comfortable teahouses and lodges along the path, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture. You will also have three hearty meals a day to keep you energized during the trek, and our team of experienced and certified trekking guides and porters will accompany you every step of the way, ensuring your safety and comfort.

The cost also covers all the required trekking permits and fees, airport transfers in Kathmandu, flight costs from Kathmandu to Lukla, and all transportation within Nepal. If you need trekking gear, we can provide rental options as well.

Please note that the cost may vary depending on the time of year, group size, and any additional services or customizations you require. Feel free to contact us for a detailed breakdown and to inquire about any special offers that may be available. We aim to provide you with a transparent and enjoyable trekking experience in the Everest region.

Why book Everest Three High Passes Trek with Holiday Planner Treks?

  1. Holiday Planner Treks and Expedition provides an online booking system that is user-friendly, secure, and helps save our clients valuable time.

  2. If you are unable to attend the trek due to some unavoidable problems, we will help you postpone your trek rather than cancel your trip.

  3. Trip itineraries can be customized based on your preferences and your time.

  4. We provide healthy and hygienic food to our clients during the trek, as the health of our clients is our utmost priority.

  5. We also provide a certified guide who has proper knowledge about the Everest Region and helps you tackle any problems you face during the trek.

  6. As per your request, we can provide you with both public and private vehicles for your convenience.

  7. Medical kits are available at all times as per requirement.

  8. For the past 20 years of our experience, we have been successful in achieving 100% client satisfaction.

  9. After the trek is complete, we provide a farewell dinner for the successful completion of your trek.

Everest Three High Passes Trek Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft) Trek to Phakding (2650m / 8562ft)

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Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel

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1300

Our Everest Three Passes Trek begins with a quick 45-minute domestic flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Lukla. During this short but beautiful flight, you'll get to see beautiful views of the Himalayan mountain ranges, setting the stage for your exciting adventure.

To begin, we'll walk downhill from Lukla to the Thado Koshi River. We'll cross a few swing bridges as we head to Phakding. This part of the trek is not too long, and it's quite enjoyable, giving us time to get used to the higher elevation. When we're in Phakding, we'll make sure to visit the Rimishung Monastery, a beautiful Buddhist monastery located on a hilltop overlooking Phakding. The monastery is known for its unique architecture and peaceful atmosphere, making it a perfect place to relax and soak in the spiritual vibes of the Himalayas. Inside, you can explore the intricately decorated prayer halls and even have the opportunity to interact with the resident monks, who are always eager to share their wisdom and stories.

Day 2 : Trek from Phakding (2,650m /8,562ft ) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Lodge

Elevation

2610

We'll start our day early in Phakding, heading north along the Dudh Koshi River's banks. Along the way, we'll cross several suspension bridges, including the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. Our journey will lead us through Monjo Village, dense forests, and rocky paths until we reach the Sagarmatha National Park Check Post. Here, we'll complete the necessary permit registrations before ascending into the forest. It's in this forested area that you'll catch your first glimpse of Mt. Everest. However, we'll continue our trek until we finally arrive at our destination for the day, Namche Bazaar.

Day 3 : Rest day at Namche Bazaar.

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Lodge

Elevation

3440

Today will be an acclimatization day at Namche. We recommend you explore Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a bustling town located in the heart of the Himalayas, offering a unique blend of traditional Tibetan culture and modern facilities. You can also take a walk through the narrow roads of Namche, which are lined with colorful shops selling everything from handmade crafts to mountaineering gear. Also, don’t forget to take a look at the vibrant local markets, where you can sample delicious local dishes and interact with friendly Sherpa people.

Day 4 : Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Thame (3750m / 12,303ft)

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Lodge

Elevation

3440

We start our journey from Namche Bazaar and head to Thame, following the Bhote Koshi River. Along the way, we walk through beautiful pine and colorful rhododendron forests. As we continue, you'll notice a unique mud-plastered stupa at Phurte. We'll also pass by Thamo and Thamo Gompa before descending steeply to the Khumbu Hydroelectric Plant. Finally, we'll reach the charming village of Thame, located at the end of the Khumbu Valley. Thame is famous for being the hometown of many celebrated Sherpa mountaineers, like Apa Sherpa, who has climbed Everest an incredible 21 times. It's also where Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, one of the first people to conquer Mt. Everest, grew up.

Day 5 : Trek from Thame (3,750m / 12,303ft) to Lungden (4,500m / 14,764ft)

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Lodge

Elevation

3800

On this day, you can explore charming villages and enjoy the stunning views of nature and big mountains. In the morning, when the sun shines on the rocks, yaks, and snowy peaks, it makes everything look incredibly bright and colorful. The last village in this area is Taranga, but we'll keep walking through Marulung village (which is at a high place, about 4,200 meters), until we get to Lungden, where we'll stay for the night. During your free time, you can visit Nakpa Valley, which was an old trade route to Tibet, and maybe even hike to the beautiful Cho Relmo Lake.

Day 6 : Trek from Lungden (4,500m / 14,764ft) to Gokyo Lake (4,750m / 15,583ft) via Renjola Pass (5,446m / 17,867ft))

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

4380

This day is going to be really exciting because you'll be tackling the first big mountain pass of the trip, the Renjo La Pass. We'll leave Lungden behind and keep going toward the Gokyo Lake area. Depending on the time of year, you might see different things, like people herding yaks. When you climb up to the Renjo La Pass, you'll see some amazing views of really tall mountains like Mt. Everest (the tallest one at 8848 meters), Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu. You'll also get to see the third-biggest lake in the Gokyo Lakes group, Dudh Pokhari. The Gokyo village is right by this lake. Just be careful when you're coming down from the pass because the path can get slippery, especially in cold weather.

Day 7 : Rest day to acclimatize at Gokyo. Early morning at Gokyo Ri (5,400m / 17,814ft ) Viewpoint

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Lodge

Elevation

4790

On our rest day for acclimatization, we'll hike up to Gokyo Ri Viewpoint. From there, you'll see stunning views of the Everest area, including the beautiful Thonak Tsho Lake and Ngozuma Tsho Lake. Not far from Gokyo, about three kilometers to the north, there's the Ngozumpa Tsho glacier, which is at an elevation of 5,000 meters. A quick five-minute walk from there takes you to Scoundrel's Viewpoint. This spot gives you amazing views of mountains like Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. As you move north from the fifth Gokyo Lake, you'll be treated to incredible sights of the Cho Oyu Base Camp and the Ngozumpa Glacier, which happens to be the longest glacier in the whole Himalayan region.

Day 8 : Trek from Gokyo (4,790m / 15,584ft) to Thangnak (4,700m / 15,400ft)

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Lodge

Elevation

5357

On this day, we continue our trek alongside the Ngozumpa Glacier. The trail can be a bit rough, with lots of ups and downs. As we move down the valley, we'll be walking on the eastern side of the glacier's rocky edge, and you'll see some truly stunning and inspiring views that'll keep you going. Finally, we'll arrive at Thangnak, a group of lodges in a peaceful spot, perfectly placed for our upcoming journey over the Cho-La high pass.

Day 9 : Trek from Thangnak (4,700m / 15,400ft) to Dzongla (4,855m / 15,930ft) via Cho La Pass (5420m /17,783ft)

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Lodge

Elevation

4700

Today's trek gets tougher as we walk on rocky paths and icy parts, finally reaching Dzongla. But the most exciting part is when we cross Cho La Pass, which is really high at 5,420 meters (17,783 feet) and connects Dzongla to Thagnak. This pass treats us to amazing views of Everest and the big mountains around it. After enjoying the beautiful sights, we'll go down to Dzongla, where we'll sleep for the night.

Day 10 : Trek from Dzongla (4,855m / 15,930ft) to Lobuche (4,910m / 16,175ft)

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Lodge

Elevation

4910

After spending the night in Dzongla, we'll wake up the next morning and continue our trek. Our aim for the day is to reach Lobuche, where we'll rejoin the regular Everest Base Camp Trek route. To start the day, we'll walk along the rocky ridge and descend next to Chola Lake. Along the way, we'll see statues built in memory of climbers who lost their lives here. The hike to Lobuche should be quite enjoyable, as we'll simply follow the paths through the Imja Khola Valley to get there.

Day 11 : Trek from Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft) to Everest Base Camp and back (5,364m / 17,598ft) to Gorak Shep (5,185m / 17,010ft)

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Lodge

Elevation

5364

On the eleventh day of your journey, you'll finally make it to Everest Base Camp. The trek begins as we walk along the rocky edge of the Khumbu Glacier until we reach Gorak Shep.

In Gorak Shep, we'll leave our things behind and head north towards Everest Base Camp itself. This is where climbers start their journey up or down Mount Everest. Reaching Everest Base Camp (EBC) is a big accomplishment and shows how determined you are. It's like a personal victory—a win powered by your strong will, a positive attitude, and never giving up. We'll spend some time at EBC, soaking in the incredible views that very few people on Earth ever get to see. After taking lots of pictures to remember the moment, we'll head back down to Gorak Shep, where we'll spend the night.

Day 12 : Hike to Kala Patthar Viewpoint (5,555m / 18,208ft), trek to Lobuche (4,910m / 16,175ft)

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Lodge

Elevation

4910

Yesterday, you were at Everest Base Camp, but you couldn't see Mount Everest clearly. However, today is your chance to get a close and clear view of Mt. Everest. To watch the sunrise over Everest, we'll wake up very early and hike to Kala Patthar, a famous spot known for its great view of Everest. It's located at 5,555 meters above sea level. We'll spend some time at Kala Patthar, enjoying the beautiful sunrise over Mt. Everest, and then we'll go back down to Gorak Shep for breakfast. After breakfast, we'll hike to Lobuche, where we'll be staying for the night.

Day 13 : Trek from Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft) to Chhukung (4,730m / 15,580ft) via Kongma La Pass (5,535m / 18,159ft)

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Lodge

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4730

Today, you'll tackle the last of the three tough passes on your journey, and this one is known as the most challenging. It all begins in Lobuche. The hike up to Kongma La Pass starts off relatively easy, taking you past frozen lakes and a unique pass marker featuring a mummy-wrapped crane, which is quite memorable. Once you reach the pass, you'll be rewarded with views of mountains like Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Baruntse, and Ama Dablam.

After crossing Kongma La Pass and descending, you'll end up on the eastern side of the Nigyang Khola Valley, eventually arriving at Chukhung Village. This area is mainly used by Sherpas as a place for their yaks to graze, and there are no permanent homes here. Recently, Chhukhung has become popular among trekkers for acclimatization, especially for those getting ready for peak climbing adventures.

Day 14 : Trek from Chhukung (4,730m / 15,580ft) to Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft)

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Lodge

Elevation

3440

We start going downhill through the Imja Khola valley, passing by Dingboche, known for its fields of stone-walled potatoes and green meadows. Our journey continues, and on the way, you'll see highland sheds called Kharkas in places like Tsura, Orsho, and Shomare. As we keep moving forward, we'll reach Pangboche Village, where people live year-round in this valley. Afterward, we head to Tengboche. From the viewpoint in Tengboche, you'll get incredible views of famous peaks like Amadablam (6856m), Everest (8848 m), Nuptse (7861m), and Lhotse (8501m). Plus, we'll have the chance to visit Tengboche Gompa, which happens to be the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region.

Day 15 : Trek from Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

2840

The path leading to Namche Bazaar guides us through dense forests where you may encounter mountain wildlife like pheasants, musk deer, mountain goats, and the elusive snow leopard. We'll trek along steep slopes covered with chortens (Buddhist shrines) and colorful prayer flags. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to catch glimpses of the summit of Everest and the rear face of Lhotse.

Day 16 : Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

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Dinner

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Hotel

Elevation

1300

On the last day of our trek, we'll head back to Lukla. After breakfast, we'll walk down a steep path to reach the Hillary Suspension Bridge. Then, we'll continue through different villages along the Dudh Koshi River Valley until we reach Lukla. It's the sixteenth day of your trek, and your adventure is coming to a close. We hope you've had a fantastic time on the trek.

Day 17 : Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft) from Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

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Breakfast

If all goes well, we'll catch an early morning flight back to Kathmandu on the seventh day of our trek. This short 40-minute flight will be a calm and reflective journey as you think about the wonderful time you've had on the trek.

On this day, Holiday Planner Treks will set up a special goodbye dinner for you.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle
  • Two nights twin-sharing accommodation (3*stander hotel} with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance
  • Airport transfer for domestic & international flight
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees ( Trekking Permit)
  • TIMS (Trekkers Security Card) Card
  • Khumbu Gaupalika Tax (Local Tax)
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight (During the main season all Lukla flights are via Ramechap airport which is 5 hour's drive from Kathmandu) 
  • Airport departure tax
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Twin Sharing accommodation (Lodge or guest house) during the trek (4 hot showers)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits after every dinner while on a trek
  • Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup)
  • Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required overnment taxes
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (If  you need)
  • Company T-Shirt & duffel bag as a porter bag 
  • Trip route map for you to keep as a souvinier.

 

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinne
  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu .
  • In the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
  • Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
  • Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation

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Route Map

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FAQs

What is Everest Three High Passes Trek?

Everest Three High Passes Trek is an adventurous trekking journey that involves crossing three high passes in the Everest region of Nepal - Renjo La (5,388m), Cho La (5,380m), and Kongma La (5,535m). This trek is considered one of the most challenging and rewarding treks in the region.

How long does Everest Three High Passes Trek take?

Everest Three High Passes Trek usually takes around 17-19 days to complete, depending on the itinerary and the pace of the trekker. The trek covers a distance of approximately 150 kilometers and involves steep ascents and descents, making it a challenging trek.

When is the best time to do Everest Three High Passes Trek?

The best time to do the Everest Three High Passes Trek is from March to May and from September to November. During these months, the weather is usually clear, and the skies are bright, offering breathtaking views of the mountains. However, it is essential to keep in mind that the weather can be unpredictable in the mountains, and trekkers should always be prepared for any eventualities.
 

What is the level of difficulty of the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

The Everest Three High Passes Trek is considered a strenuous and challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, high altitude, and unpredictable weather conditions, making it a challenging trek for even the experienced trekkers.

What is the highest altitude reached during the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

The highest altitude reached during the Everest Three High Passes Trek is 5,535 meters at the top of the Kongma La Pass. Trekkers are advised to acclimatize well and take necessary precautions to prevent altitude sickness.

What permits are required for Everest Three High Passes Trek?

Trekkers need to obtain three permits to trek in the Everest region - Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit, and Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit (if the trek route covers Gaurishankar Conservation Area). These permits can be obtained from the respective authorities in Kathmandu or Lukla.

Is previous trekking experience required for Everest Three High Passes Trek?

While previous trekking experience is not mandatory for the Everest Three High Passes Trek, it is recommended that trekkers have some experience of high-altitude trekking and a good level of physical fitness. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, high altitude, and unpredictable weather conditions, making it a challenging trek.

What kind of accommodation is available during the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

Teahouses and lodges are available along the Everest Three High Passes Trek route, providing basic accommodation and meals. However, during peak trekking seasons, it is recommended to book accommodation in advance to avoid any inconvenience.
 

What kind of food is available during the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

Teahouses and lodges along the Everest Three High Passes Trek route offer a variety of meals, including Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, and Continental cuisine. Trekkers can also find vegetarian and non-vegetarian options along the route. It is recommended to stick to a healthy and balanced diet and avoid consuming too much alcohol to prevent altitude sickness.

Do I need a guide and a porter for Everest Three High Passes Trek?

While it is not mandatory to hire a guide and porter for the Everest Three High Passes Trek, it is recommended for safety reasons and to make the trek more comfortable. A guide can help with navigation, provide useful

Is it possible for someone with no trekking experience to successfully finish the Everest 3 / 2 High Passes Trek?

Absolutely! If you are reasonably fit and can manage 5-6 hours of walking per day, including some uphill hiking, you will successfully finish the trek.

What precautions can be taken to prevent altitude sickness during the Everest High 3 Passes and Everest High 2 Passes Treks?

 

Both the Everest 3 and Everest 2 High Passes Treks come with their share of challenges, primarily due to the high altitudes involved. However, with some preparation, you can conquer them. It's recommended to engage in light exercises for a few weeks prior to the trek and make dietary adjustments. Specifically, avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoking, while increasing your daily water intake to at least 4 liters. Trek at a comfortable pace, making sure not to skip acclimatization days. Consider using Diamox if any altitude-related symptoms appear, and try drinking garlic soup to aid in acclimatization.

Additional Information

Trekking Gears and Equipments

When you're getting ready for the exciting Everest Three High Passes Trek, having the right gear is super important. To make sure you have a great time, we've put together a list of gear that's just right for this trek:

Clothing:

  • Moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating mid-layers (fleece, down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket and pants
  • Trekking pants and shorts
  • Thermal underwear
  • T-shirts and long-sleeve shirts
  • Warm gloves and mittens
  • Warm hat and sun hat
  • Neck gaiter or balaclava
  • Underwear and sports bras
  • Gaiters (for snow and mud)

Footwear:

  • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots
  • Gaiters to keep snow and debris out of boots
  • Lightweight and comfortable trekking socks
  • Camp shoes or sandals

Backpack and Accessories:

  • Comfortable daypack
  • Waterproof cover for your backpack
  • Trekking poles for stability and support

Sleeping Gear:

  • Warm sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Inflatable sleeping pad or foam mat
  • Headlamp and Batteries:
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Small flashlight or lantern

Climbing Gear (if doing peak climbing):

  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Ascender and descender devices
  • Helmet

Personal Items:

  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Cash and credit/debit cards
  • Personal identification
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Prescription medications
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Earplugs
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Insect repellent

First Aid Kit:

  • Basic first aid supplies (bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, blister treatment, etc.)
  • Prescription medications
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)

Miscellaneous:

  • Water bottles or hydration system (with purification tablets or filter)
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Notebook and pen
  • Camera and extra memory cards
  • Power bank and charging cables
  • Multi-tool or pocketknife
  • Trash bags (for waste disposal)

Everest Three High Passes Trek Difficulty, Accommodation, Insurance & Best Time

Arrival

If you're joining the Everest 3 Passes Trek, we've got you covered with free airport rides when you arrive and leave. When you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, our team will be there with a sign showing your name. You'll get a friendly welcome with a Khada or a garland of marigold flowers. Afterward, we'll make sure you have a comfy ride to your hotel in a private car. This way, you won't feel alone in a new place.

Accomodation

The Everest Three Passes Trek lasts for 17 days, and you'll spend 16 nights in some of the best lodges in the Everest area. You'll have a private bathroom in your room for five nights in Lukla, Phakding, and Namche (3N). For the other eleven nights, you'll stay in standard rooms in places like Thame, Lungden, Gokyo (2 N), Dzongla, Lobuche (2 N), Chhukung, Gorak Shep, Thangnak, and Pheriche (twin sharing). These lodges offer hot showers for a small fee. You might need two extra hotel nights before and after the trek, but please note that these are not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide variety of hotels to choose from, catering to different budgets and preferences.

Electricity and Water

In the Everest region lodges, you'll have access to electricity for recharging your camera and mobile devices, but there is a fee for this service. You can purchase bottled mineral water from local lodges and shops along the way, or you can opt for boiled water, which comes at an additional cost. If needed, Holiday Planner Treks provides water purification tablets to ensure safe drinking water. It's important to note that you should avoid drinking water directly from rivers, taps, or wells in trekking areas as it may not be safe for consumption.

Tipping

Tipping is a voluntary gesture and should be based on your satisfaction with the service, the duration of the trek, and the overall cost. In Nepali culture, tipping is a customary way to express appreciation. It's advisable to provide tips at the conclusion of the journey and consider doing so as a group.

Trek Season

The best season for the Everest Three High Passes Trek is generally considered to be the spring and autumn seasons:

Spring Season (March to May): Spring offers mild and stable weather with blossoming rhododendron forests and clear skies. The temperatures are gradually warming up, and the trekking paths are filled with vibrant colors.

Autumn Season (September to November): Autumn is another ideal time to undertake this trek. The weather is stable, the skies are clear, and the temperatures are pleasant. The paths are also less muddy, making for a comfortable trekking experience.

These seasons provide the best conditions for trekking, offering excellent visibility and comfortable temperatures. However, if you're well-prepared and experienced, it's possible to trek in the Everest region during other seasons as well, but be prepared for more challenging weather conditions.

Trek Difficulty

The Everest Three High Passes Trek is considered a challenging yet rewarding trek.

Visa

Foreign nationals, with the exception of Indian citizens, must obtain a visa to enter Nepal. An on-arrival visa can be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport. To apply for the visa, you'll need a passport valid for at least six months and a passport-sized photograph. The current visa fee is USD 50 for a 30-day visa, which you should pay upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Chinese and SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) citizens are eligible for a complimentary visa. However, citizens from specific countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan, may not be eligible for an on-arrival visa. In such cases, citizens from these countries should contact their local Nepalese embassy for visa arrangements. For further visa-related information, you can visit https://www.immigration.gov.np/.

Travel Insurance

The Everest 3 High Pass Trek in Nepal is challenging and involves risks like high-altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness, and unexpected weather changes.

As part of our booking conditions, all trekkers must have comprehensive travel insurance. This insurance should cover medical expenses, emergency repatriation (including helicopter rescue and evacuation at high altitudes up to 5,500m). We can suggest insurance companies based on past clients' experiences, but we don't sell insurance policies.

Please provide your detailed insurance information after booking the trek. In case of emergencies, we'll use the insurance policy and documents you've shared to arrange quick rescue operations, emergency medical assistance, and more. Make sure your insurance covers mountain rescue services at the trek's highest elevation.

Departure

We trust you've had a wonderful time in Nepal. On the day of your departure, we'll provide transportation from your hotel to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you've cherished your trekking experience in Nepal and look forward to welcoming you back for more thrilling adventures in the future.

Trip Reviews (1)

Our exceptional 17 day trek included hotel stays in Kathmandu, the flight to and from Lukla, all food on the hike, porters and guides. What a great experience! From the arrival at the airport to our departure we were assisted by drivers, managers, guides and hotel staff during the whole trip. The company is extremely well run and all people associated are kind and considerate and the level of English is great. On the 14 day trek we had knowledgeable guides and highly capable porters, the porters cheered us on up the more difficult pitches. I'd highly recommend Holiday Planner Treks to anyone.

Paul Thornbury (Papa Tango)

16th Sep, 2022


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