Everest Three Passes Trek - 19 Days

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Everest Three Passes Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Serious
  • Max Altitude 5555 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Airport
  • Ends Kathmandu Airport

The Everest Three Passes Trek is one of the best adventurous journeys in Nepal. This trekking itinerary takes you on a round journey of the Khumbu region from the lower Sherpa villages to the Base Camp of Worlds' tallest peak, Mount Everest, to three of the most elevated passes. 

The three passes that you'll be crossing during the trekking are; Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La Pass. Along with the passes, the journey also takes you on an intense climb of the three peaks of Gokyo Ri (5483m), Kalapathar (5545m), and Chukung (5550m). 

The Everest High Pass Trekking is challenging without a doubt but along with it, the Trekking also provides you with one of the best wilderness experiences you can ever have in the Himalayas of Nepal. During the entire trekking, you will get to relish several high mountains along with Everest, including Lhotse (8,516m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Makalu (8,516m), etc. 

The Itinerary can range from 15 to 25 days long and begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Like any other Trekking in the Khumbu region, the walking part begins as you trace your steps to Phakding from Lukla. You'll Trip map then takes you through several traditional Sherpa villages like; Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Chuukung before making it to the first high pass of the trip. 

The first high pass you'll be crossing is Kongma La Pass, situated at 5535m. Moving forward, you'll head to the two remaining high passes Cho La, and Renjo La passes. 

Additionally, as the entire trail falls inside the Sagarmatha National Park area, it adds more bit of adventure to your trip as you discover and explore the wide range of flora and fauna. 

Overall, this 3 Passes Itinerary is by far the best tour you can take if are seeking a long challenging adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal. The itinerary prepared by us for the Everest 3 passes tour perfectly combines the best features of Khumbu to present you with a comfortable journey. 

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable trek to the Everest region with Himalayan Recreation in 2024/2025.  

Major Highlights of the Three Passes Trek

  • Get a captivating view of the mountains all along the trail.
  • Explore famous Sherpa towns in the Everest region like; Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Gokyo Valley, etc. 
  • Climb viewpoints like; Kalapatthar and Gokyo Ri.
  • Explore the serene mystical turquoise Gokyo Lakes.
  • Visit ancient monasteries and Gompas on the way.
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, and high suspension bridges along the trail.
  • Discover the wide range of flora and fauna.
  • Experience the traditional Sherpa culture and lifestyle. 

What Can You Expect on the Everest 3 Passes Trek?

The Everest 3 Passes Trek is a challenging and thrilling adventure that takes you through some of the best landscapes in the Everest region of Nepal. 

You can expect to have an adventure of a lifetime as you traverse through the most popular and breathtaking landmarks of Nepal while crossing the high passes. 

As you traverse three high passes: Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters), Cho La Pass (5,420 meters), and Renjo La Pass (5,360 meters). Along the way, you can get spectacular views of towering peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many others. 

Furthermore, you'll pass through remote Sherpa villages, ancient monasteries, and picturesque valleys that offer an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the Sherpa culture, interact with friendly locals, and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

Is the Everest High Pass Trek right for you?

The Everest High Pass Trek is a physically demanding and technically challenging journey that requires a good level of fitness, stamina, and prior trekking experience. 

Thus, it is most suitable for experienced trekkers who are comfortable hiking in high altitudes with challenging walks of over 6 hours a day. For those who have a sense of adventure and seeking to traverse one of the best challenging trails of Nepal, the Everest 3 Passes trek is the best option.

As altitude sickness is a potential risk, it is crucial to acclimatize properly and be aware of the symptoms. If you are physically fit enough to take on this challenge and seeking a thrilling and rewarding trekking experience, the Everest Three Passes trek might be the perfect choice for you.

A Day During the Everest Three High Passes Trekking

On a typical day during the Everest Three High Passes Trekking, you will wake up early in the morning to a stunning view of the mountains. After a hearty breakfast, you will set off on your trek. 

Following the trail through diverse landscapes, you will continue to ascend and descend while enjoying the breathtaking sights of the Himalayas. As you ascend higher, the air becomes thinner, and the scenery becomes even more stunning. 

On the way, you will get to encounter the traditional remote life of the Sherpa communities. You will take a short lunch break in one of the villages where you can have a delicious meal to refuel yourself. 

After the meal the journey continues and you will head toward your destination for the day. The evenings are usually spent relishing the beautiful views and chatting with other fellow trekkers. 

How to Prepare And Train for the Everest 3 Passes Trekking?

Preparing and training for the Everest 3 Passes Trekking is crucial as it is a difficult grade trek and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience is essential. 

Firstly, you must work on your physical fitness, as the trek involves long hours of walking at high altitudes each day. You should focus on regular exercises such as hiking, running, cycling, or swimming that can help build stamina. 

Additionally, altitude training can also be beneficial. It is important to go on shorter treks or hikes to prepare for the long journey ahead and to get used to trekking conditions and high altitudes. 

Lastly, educate yourself with the necessary equipment, including proper gear for the trek. You should also learn about the symptoms of altitude sickness. 

Everest High Pass Trekking Difficulty Level

The Everest High Pass Trekking is considered a strenuous and challenging trek, and it is not recommended for beginner trekkers. The trek involves crossing high-altitude passes, steep ascents and descents, and difficult terrain which can be tough for beginner trekkers. 

You are required to be physically fit and mentally prepared to complete this challenging trek. One of the biggest challenges of the Everest Three High Passes Trek is the high altitude. The trek takes you above 5,000 meters, and you will spend several nights at high altitudes. 

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a risk, and you need to be aware of the symptoms and take the necessary precautions to avoid it. It is highly recommended that you stay hydrated all along the trail and walk at your own pace not pushing too much. And do not forget to inform your guide if there is any kind of symptoms even if it is mild and small. 

Another challenge of the trek is the steep ascents and descents on rocky terrain. The trek involves several steep climbs and descents, and you need to have good fitness and strong stamina to complete the walk. 

In addition to the physical challenges, you also need to be mentally prepared for the trek. You need to prepare yourself mentally to face any kind of challenges and uncertainty during the trek.

Acclimatization and Safety Precautions for the Everest Three Passes Trek

Acclimatization is a critical aspect of the EverestThree Passes Trek to ensure safety and well-being at high altitudes. It is important to follow detailed precautions to minimize the risk of altitude sickness and other health issues. 

Thus, to ensure your safety, our itinerary is carefully designed with gradual ascent allowing your body time to adjust to the decreasing oxygen levels. The itinerary also included regular rest days at higher altitudes to help with acclimatization. 

We further encourage our clients to hydrate continuously during the trek and avoid excessive alcohol consumption. Also, it is always better to recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, and difficulty breathing, and descend to a lower altitude if necessary. 

Listen to your body, and communicate to your guide for any discomfort or concerns. Follow the guidance of your guide regarding trekking and our guides will be there 24/7 during the trek to support you and ensure your safety. 

Cross three of Nepal's Highest Passes in a Single Trip

Embarking on the Everest Three Passes Trekking allows you to conquer three of Nepal's highest passes in a single journey. Kongma La Pass, standing at 5,535 meters, is the first challenge, offering panoramic views of the Everest and Makalu regions. 

The second pass, Cho La Pass at 5,420 meters, takes you through a glacial valley and offers you mesmerizing views of Ama Dablam. Finally, Renjo La Pass at 5,360 meters provides a breathtaking view of the turquoise Gokyo Lakes and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. 

Crossing these three high passes presents a sense of accomplishment as you test your physical and mental limits, and rewards you with an adventure of a lifetime. 

The 3 passes trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that promises unforgettable memories, so get ready to embark on this epic Itinerary in 2024/2025. 

Why choose us for the Everest Three High Passes Trekking?

  • We have trained, skilled, and experienced tour leaders who have led trips to the Everest region for many years.
  • Our approach is safety-focused, always putting the safety of our clients first.
  • Each trekker's schedule and preferences can be taken into account while designing a specific route.
  • We prioritize small group sizes for individualized care.
  • To give you a genuine hiking experience, we have solid local relationships.
  • We place a strong emphasis on environmentally friendly travel techniques.
  • We offer value for money and have competitive prices.
  • On the trek, we provide client care around the clock.
  • We provide both online and offline pre-trip briefings.

Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

Our representative from Himalayan Recreation Treks will be there to greet you & pick you up from Tribhuvan International airport after your landing. You'll be transferred to your hotel where you'll freshen uelp & take a rest. Then, there will be a short briefing session about your trek. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Max Altitude:2665m
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early in the morning, we take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes around 40-45 minutes. After landing, we meet up with our crew members and after a brief introduction, our adventurous trek starts. We start a 3-4 hour trek to Phakding enjoying the great scenery of local villages, rivers, bridges, stupas, and Himalayas. Overnight at Teahouse in Phakding.

  • Max Altitude:3445m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we continue the trail along with the Dudh Koshi river crossing many suspension bridges via Sherpa villages, Benkar, Chimao, Monjo, and Jorsalle. At Jorsalle, we will enter Sagarmatha National park where we have to verify our permits. Continuing the trail through the Dudh Koshi river then we climb steeply and cross the Hillary suspension bridge with breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse. After about 3 hrs of ascending through the pine forest, we reach Namche Bazaar, which is one of the tourist hubs in the Everest region. Overnight at Teahouse in Namche.

  • Max Altitude:3900m/3445m
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A scheduled rest day in Namche Bazaar. We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the prune off the air as well as a short trek to national park headquarters to observe the typical presentation of Sherpa culture & lifestyle. Today, we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From there, we can witness both the sunrise and sunset views over the brilliant panorama of Khumbu peaks and the great scenery of Everest. Overnight at the teahouse in Namche.

  • Max Altitude:3800m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we continue our trek to Tengboche along the rushing frigid waters of Dudh Koshi with elegant views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam and a close view of Thamserku and Kangtega. After crossing suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, we walk about 2hrs to reach Tengboche, which is famous for Tengboche Monastery one of the biggest and most important monasteries in the Khumbu region. It offers dazzling panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Kang Tega & Kongde Range. Overnight at Teahouse in Tengboche.

  • Max Altitude:4415m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we start our trek to Dingboche. From Tengboche, the trail drops down passing through some teahouses at Deboche and after a short period of easy trial, crosses another suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climbs to Pangboche amongst of thousand groundnut stones. Our uphill trek continues in the valley and passes a small Sherpa village. Then, the path drops in and out of the valley and then walks for some hours finally reaching Dingboche. At Dingboche, amazing views of another snowcapped mountains like Lhotse, Island peak and Amadablam.

  • Max Altitude:4730m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast early in the morning, we start our trek passing through stoned fields, alpine landscape, and Imja Khola valley before entering the surrounding Himalayas. After walking about 3km, we reach yak herdsman place which is known as Bibre. Continuing our trial through icy streams to get a marvellous view of surrounding mountains: Lhotse, Amadablam and Amphu Labsa. About 30 min walk from Bibre we reach Chukkung. Overnight at Teahouse in Chukkung.

  • Max Altitude:4,730m
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A scheduled second rest day for better acclimatization in Chukkung is strongly recommended before setting off for the pass. Chukkung Ri is the viewpoint of Chukkung. The Viewpoint can be reached after a few hours of the steep climb. From there, we can witness the fantastic views of mountains around the region and the close views of Mt. Lhotse which is a major highlight. Overnight at Teahouse in Chukkung.

  • Max Altitude:5535m/4910m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early in the morning after having breakfast, we begin our trek to reach the most important place of our entire trek Kongma La pass. We can select to go Lobuche via any of the possible trials either taking the path over a hill which is to the northwest of Chukkung over Nuptse glacier moraines or walking back to Bibre and trekking on the path above Niyang Khola. The trail rises over loose debris gaining Kongma La after walking about 5 hrs. Pass is covered with a mausoleum and Buddhist prayer flag. The final descent is the most difficult stage of this trek to Lobuche. After, ascending the moraine, we turn north by Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche finally. Overnight at Teahouse in Lobuche.

  • Max Altitude:5364m/5160m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we start our day by following the windy and rocky path with a peak of the north hill to Everest along with Pumori, Mahalangur, Khumbutse and Nuptse. There, we can view the 360-degree vista of snowcapped mountains after ascent to Thangma Riju. We continue alongside Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep, we can see the snow-capped mountains all around including the crown of the world, Everest. Stop at Gorakshep for lunch after having lunch we take a trail to World’s highest Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp which offers a stunning view of the Khumbu icefall. Trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Teahouse in Gorakshep.

  • Max Altitude:5555m/4830m
  • Time:7-8 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On this day, we begin with the walk to catch breathtaking views of gleaming Everest from Kalapathar. As we descend to Kalapathar, there we can witness the panoramic views of Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Changtse, Mt. Khumbutse and many more. Then, we trek down to Gorakshep and retrace down to Lobuche. After lunch, we then move along the Lobuche Khola downstream where, after a few hours we take a trail to right heading off towards, Dzonglha. Overnight at Teahouse in Dzonglha.

  • Max Altitude:5420m/4800m
  • Time:8-9 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early morning, we will wake up to observe the fascinating view of Cholatse. This day will be one of the hardest days of the trek. The trek begins as we transverse through Dzonghla across spur forests and then descend to a basin. As we climb and gain height we can see the amazing scenery of Chola Lake and Ama Dablam. The final climb to Cho La will be a little complex as the trail bend round to Bergschrund. At the top of Cho La, we see the breathtaking views of magnificent peaks. We then descend to Thagnak which is almost easier unless the rock is lustrous and by ice-making path dicey. Overnight at Teahouse in Thagnak.

  • Max Altitude:5360m/4800m
  • Time:3-5 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early morning, This acclimatization day is a great opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri which offers astounding views of Mt.Cho Oyu(8,180m), Mt.Lhotse(8,515m), Mt. Makalu and Mt. Everest (8,848m). Apart from these many more mountains of the Khumbu region can be viewed from Gokyo Ri, making it a popular viewpoint in the region. then, walk further into the valley to another lake, known as Ngozumpa or fifth lake. Trek back to Gokyo. Overnight at Teahouse in Gokyo.

  • Max Altitude:5345m/4300m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early morning, we start the day by walking beside the Gokyo lake to reach the base of Renjo La pass, where our last adventure arduous climb to reach the top of Renjo La pass. After reaching the place it offers amazing views of the highest peak. Then, we descend towards a few small ice ponds walking over rocky hills and on the grassy path with a long downhill to reach Lunden, a small confined spot which is on the route of Thame. Overnight at guesthouse in Lunden.

  • Max Altitude:3820m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we start our day with an affable and amiable walk after completing all three high passes of the adventure. Then, we descend to reach several Yak grazing areas and shelters of ranchers to reach the Bhote Koshi river coming from the Tibet side at Marulung, a small farm village. Slowly walk leads on a good trial of a few hours reaching the bizarre village of Thame. We visit an interesting monastery one of the oldest around the Khumbu region in Thame. Overnight at guesthouse in Thame.

  • Max Altitude:3445m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast in Thame, short and easy walk leaving broad Thame valley behind Thamo village. After Thamo back into greenery and tree lines as an amiable walk that takes you back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.

  • Max Altitude:2810m
  • Time:7-8 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After having breakfast, we continue the trek down a trail steeply descend down to the suspension bridge and then pass several Sherpa villages most of the walking is through Dudh Koshi River valley and surroundings towards Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse in Lukla.

  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Time:35 Minutes
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast and Dinner

Early in the morning, we take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. As this will be your last day in Nepal, upon reaching Kathmandu you can take a rest or explore the city if you want to. There will be a farewell dinner for you tonight organized by Himalayan Recreation Treks. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Meals:Breakfast

Your trip to Nepal ends today. A representative of Himalayan Recreation Treks will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport before 3 hours of your scheduled flight for your return flight to your country.

Route Map

Everest Three Passes Trek - 19 Days map

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • 3 standard meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners) during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Lukla to Manthali) including airport departure tax and transfers. (Note: If you want to take a shared helicopter, it will cost you an extra amount.)
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the trip.
  • Porter services during the trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers).
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Required Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee & TIMS Fee
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
  • Government taxes & office service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages.
  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

Dates & Prices

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Starts:Monday May 27, 2024
Ends:Friday Jun 14, 2024
Price US$1699
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Starts:Wednesday May 29, 2024
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Starts:Friday May 31, 2024
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Know Before You Go

Best Time to Trek the Everest Three Passes

While trekking to any part of Nepal, you need to be very mindful of the weather and time you are hiking as it plays a crucial role in the overall success of your journey. Especially, for the long and challenging journey like; Everest three pass, the weather and time cannot be overlooked.

There are two best seasons to complete this trek which are spring and autumn season. We have compiled the information you need to know about every season including the advantages and disadvantages in the below paragraphs. 

Everest Three Passes Trek in Spring (March to May)
Spring season is the pre-monsoon season in Nepal which is also one of the peak trekking seasons. During this time, the weather is usually mild, with dry and clear days. 

As the skies are clear, you can get amazing views of the mountains and landscape if you embark on the Everest 3 passes trek during this season. It could be chilly at night time in the high altitude, thus it is suggested that you carry some warm clothing as well. Also, as the trails can get packed during this time, you should consider booking in advance. 

Everest Three Passes Trek in Monsoon (June to August)
Monsoon or the summer season in Nepal is not the best time to embark on any trekking adventure. As for the 3 passes trek, it is long and involves crossing high passes of above 5000 m which includes certain risks. 

It is best if you avoid this time for trekking. The heavy rainfall can cause blockage of trails and even landslides in some parts which can make it tough to complete the journey. 

Furthermore, the views are mostly blocked by fog during this season. Therefore, it is not the right time to trek, Everest, three passes

Everest Three Passes Trek in Autumn (September to November)
The post-monsoon or autumn season is also a great time to trek, with clear skies and comfortable temperatures. The skies are clear with moderate temperatures offering the best sight of the surrounding peaks. 

This is another peak trekking season in Nepal when most of the trekkers hit the trail. Thus, it is again recommended that you make the preparation earlier if you are embarking on the journey during the autumn season. 

Everest Three Passes Trek in Winter (December to February)
Since the weather can be harsh and dramatic, winter is not the best season to finish the trek to the Everest Three Passes. The trails can frequently be covered with snow, which makes navigation challenging, and the temperature can dip well below zero. 

The amount of time available for trekking is further limited by the shorter days of winter. There are few options for lodging and dining during the winter because a large number of the teahouses along the trekking route are closed. 

Overall, since winter trekking involves dangers and uncertainty, it is not advised. 

Accommodation During the Everest Three Passes Trekking

Accommodation during the Everest Three Passes Trekking ranges from basic teahouses to more exclusive lodges. The teahouses are generally small guesthouses run by locals and offer simple accommodations with basic facilities. 

They typically have shared bathrooms and bedrooms with clean bedding and hot meals. There are a few luxurious lodges along the trail that offers private rooms with attached bathrooms and hot showers, as well as additional amenities like Wi-Fi, electric blankets, and charging outlets.

The quality of accommodation varies along the trail, and as you move to high altitude, the facilities get limited with some teahouses and lodges offering better facilities than others. 

Overall, the accommodation during the Everest Three High Passes Trek is basic, which provides you with a comfortable and warm atmosphere. Also, it is highly suggested that you adjust to the given facilities as this too serves as one of the ways to experience the local lifestyle and culture of the region. 

Food Choices During the Everest High Pass Trek

During the Everest High Pass Trek, you will be provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at the teahouses along the trail. The food is typically a combination of Nepali and Western cuisine. 

In general, the breakfast will consist of porridge, eggs, bread, and tea or coffee. Most of the teahouses offer traditional bread with curry for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, you can choose from a range of dishes such as rice, vegetables, soup, noodles, and meat (chicken or yak).

 Vegetarian options are also available upon request. Usually, most trekkers have Dal Bhat for dinner and lunch while a few teahouses also offer Western dishes like; pizza, pasta, etc. 

It is recommended that you carry snacks like chocolate bars, biscuits, etc as it is a long trek and this will help you keep filled on the trail. You should also avoid drinking alcoholic drinks and taking tobacco during the trek as it will affect your walking speed and overall stamina. 

Drinking Water Facilities During the Everest High Passes Trek 

You can easily get access to tap water all along the route during the trek. However, tap water is unsafe to consume directly and can often affect our health. 

Thus, to ensure that you will have healthy drinking water during the trip, we suggest you get mineral bottled water. If you do not want to affect the environment with plastics and wish to go for a more suitable way. Then, the best choice is to go for water filter bottles or tablets. 

These options are more eco-friendly and help filter the local water for consumption during the Trekking. 

Everest Three Pass Trek Cost Estimating 

The Everest High Pass Trek Cost can vary depending on several factors such as the season, duration of the trek, itinerary, and the number of people in the group. It costs around USD 1500 to USD 2000 depending on the mentioned factors. 

Generally, the cost includes permits, transportation, accommodation, meals, guide and porter fees, and other expenses such as equipment rentals, etc. This cost usually covers a 15 to 25 days itinerary. 

During peak season (September to November), the cost may be slightly higher due to the high demand for services, while during the low season (December to February), the cost may be lower due to fewer trekkers.

You can also have extra expenses during the trek for which it is recommended that you keep USD 10 per day separated. It can be used for snacks, drinks, and tips. 

Group Trip Cost (100% Fixed Departure)
If you are looking to travel in a group for the Everest High Pass Trek then, joining our fixed group departure dates can be an excellent option. These organized group treks provide you with an opportunity to travel with like-minded people. 

You will have the opportunity to share the incredible experiences of trekking together. Group trips can also be a great option if you want to go for a more cost-effective trek. 

As we offer discounts according to the number of trekkers in a group and all the costs of the services are shared with other fellow trekkers, group trips usually cost a lot less than other trips. Do not hesitate to join any of our fixed departure dates for 2024/25 to book your Everest three pass trek

Private Trip Cost
Opting for a private trip on the Everest Three Passes Trek is a suitable option for individuals or small groups who prefer a customized itinerary and the freedom to set their own pace.

Private trips offer a more personalized and flexible experience. With a private trip, you can choose your travel companions, whether it's family, friends, or a partner. You also will have the control to manage the schedule and customize the itinerary. 

The trek can be tailored to match your specific preferences and fitness level. However, keep in mind that the cost for the private trip can come a little higher depending on the level of your customizations. 

Female Trip Cost
For female adventurers, willing to embark on an Everest three passes trek which is specifically designed for females. We offer female trips that are led by female guides and cater exclusively to women, providing a safe and inclusive environment. 

This an excellent option for solo female travelers or those who prefer a female-focused group. Whether you prefer to trek in large groups or small private groups, you can reach out to us directly to discuss further the female trips. 

Travel Insurance for the Everest High Passes Trek

Travel Insurance is one of the crucial elements while embarking on any trip in the Himalayas. As the Everest 3 passes trek is challenging and includes the risks of high altitude, potential altitude sickness, and other unexpected possibilities, having travel insurance is important and is compulsory for the trek. 

Our trekking package does not include the cost of travel insurance. Thus, during the booking process, all the trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate which should cover all the medical and emergency repatriation. The policy should further cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes. 

Tipping culture during Three Passes Trekking in Nepal

Tipping during Three Passes Trekking in Nepal is a very common practice. Guides, porters, and other service providers are usually tipped by the trekkers for the service they provide. 

To show gratitude and thankfulness, trekkers tip guides, porters, and other service providers where the amount of tips is determined by the trekkers themselves. It is not mandatory to tip but is considered best to show gratitude for the service and support provided throughout the Trip. 

Permits required for the 3 Passes Trek

You need to have a total of two permits to complete the three passes trek which are; 

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit

Your Trusted Companion to the Three High Passes

For your adventurous Trek to three high passes of Everest, you'll be guided by our experienced and skilled guides or Sherpa. Our package includes guides who are professionally trained with years of experience and have been to the region and back many times. 

Not just the guidance during the trip, but you'll further get a chance to learn new things and acquire knowledge from our guides. As they are highly skilled with a wide range of knowledge from mountaineering and trekking to the culture and traditions of Nepal, you can rest assured to have a fun and enjoyable trek. 

Keeping your safety as the top priority, you will be guided throughout the trip and are ensured to have the best time. If you face any kind of problem during the trek you can easily inform your guide. 

Also, hiring a porter is highly recommended for a more convenient trekking experience. The standard weight limit is around 20 to 25 kg per porter in the Everest region. 

List of essential gears and equipment for Everest Three High Passes Trek

You need to have all the essential gear and equipment before embarking on the journey to three high passes. Here we have prepared the list of all necessary trekking equipment for the trek. You can either buy or rent the gear for the trekking if you do not have it.

  • Clothing -Baselayer -Insulation layer -Third layer 
  • General Trekking gear -Trekking trousers and shirts -Trekking shorts -Waterproof shell jacket and trousers -Underwear 
  • Headwear -Hat -Beanie -Neck gaiter 
  • Handwear and Footwear -Inner Gloves -Outer insulated gloves -Hiking boots -Trekking shoes/sandals -Hiking socks -Warm thermal socks -Gaiters 
  • Bag and backpackers -Duffel bag -Backpack -Day back -Raincover -Drybag 
  • Sleeping gear -Sleeping bag -Liner -Earplugs 
  • Poles and Headgear -Trekking poles -Sunglasses -Headlight 
  • Important accessories -Water bottle/Hydration bladder -Towel -Pee funnel -Lock -Waterproof bag 
  • Extra accessories -Camera -Portable charger -Books -Cards -Passport, Money 
  • Medications and Toiletries: Water purification tablet, Isotonic powder, Diamox, Common Medications, First aid kit, Sunscreen, Baby wipes, Toiletries, Plasters, Oximeter, Hand sanitizer. 

Alternatives for the Everest Three Passes Trek

If you are considering alternatives to the Everest Three Passes Trek, there are several other options in the Everest region to explore. The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek is a classic choice that takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest itself. 

Another option is the Gokyo Lakes Trek, which leads you to the serene and scenic Gokyo Lakes. As for those with limited time or less trekking experience, the Everest View Trek is an excellent alternative. And if you're seeking a more off-the-beaten-path experience, the Pikey Peak Trek is a great option which is situated in the lower Everest region. 

Furthermore, all of our treks can be customized according to your time and preference which offers you more range to choose from. 

Useful Info and tips for the 3 Passes trek

  • Ensure you have a good level of physical fitness and stamina before undertaking the Everest Three Passes Trek.
  • Choose the right time for the trek which is spring or autumn. 
  • Acclimatize appropriately by having a gradual ascent and taking rest days at higher altitudes.
  • Do not rush and walk at your own pace. 
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of altitude sickness and be prepared to descend if necessary.
  • Pack all the necessary gear including the clothing and medications. 
  • Respect the local culture and customs of the Sherpa people, and be mindful of environmental conservation. 
  • Do not expect reliable mobile networks or internet connectivity. Purchase a local SIM card in Kathmandu before starting the trek if you want to have occasional communication. 
  • Do not forget to carry a portable power bank to keep your electronic devices charged.
  • Carry enough Nepalese currency for your entire trek, as there are limited ATMs along the route. 

Lukla's Flight Delay and Cancellation

One of the major highlights of trekking to Three Pass is the thrilling flight to Lukla. The trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla, which is a small single-landing strip airport surrounded by high Himalayas. 

Flight delays and cancellations are one of the common problems that can occur during your travel to Lukla. Given the position and elevation of the place, weather conditions and visibility are hard to predict and can change rapidly. Consequently, flight schedules to Lukla can be affected. When the weather conditions aren't good and there is the risk of an unsafe landing, the airline doesn't take any risk and returns the flight immediately to Kathmandu. 

Such flight delays are likely to happen at any time of year, especially during the monsoon season (late May to early September). In case your flight gets delayed, you will have to wait until the flight gets rescheduled. There is also a chance of your flight getting canceled after you've waited a few hours at the airport. In case of flight cancellation, you can either wait for a few days to take the next scheduled flight or take a helicopter flight on the same day. 

Therefore, it is highly recommended to add at least two extra days to your trip for flexibility in case of any Lukla flight delay or cancellation. 

Weight limit during the flight to and from Lukla
On the flights to and from Lukla, you are allowed to have 15 kg of baggage. The weight limit is 15 kg per person which includes both your duffle bag and the day pack. 

Last-minute Trek Booking with Himalayan Recreation 

It is best to have your treks booked in advance for an easy and hassle-free process. However, if you are unable to book in advance due to any reason, we, Himalayan Recreation offer last-minute booking as well. 

In the case of last-minute booking, you must provide us with the 100% trip payment 24 hours before the trek departs. Also, keep in mind that for last-minute bookings there might be certain circumstances out of our control. 

Practice sustainable tourism with Himalayan Recreation

Himalayan Recreation promotes and encourages sustainable tourism and practicing responsible tourism while we travel is our top priority. By partnering with local communities and trekking guides, we prioritize environmentally responsible trekking experiences that minimize negative impacts on the ecosystem. 

We encourage our clients to take part in responsible travel by trekking with us. We emphasize the importance of "Leave No Trace" principles, ensuring that trekkers leave the environment as they found it. You can take part in sustainable tourism by leaving no trace on the environment, purchasing souvenirs from locals to help uplift their income and respecting the local cultures. 

Book a Trek to the 3 passes now for 2024/2025 and have the best time of your life while trekking responsibly with us. 

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