Moderate to Strenuous
5,545m/18,192 at Kala Patthar
BB on City, Full board of meals at trek
Deluxe Hotel/Mt. lodge
Private Car/ Plane
March - May & Sept - Nov
- Customizable Itineraries
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- We can help you make it fit your budget.
- "Snowball Discount" We offer you what we like to call snowball discounts. The more people you can bring with you in your trek, the better discounts you are entitled to.
Outlined Itinerary for Everest 3 High Pass 17 Days
- Everest Trekking permit/TIMS Card- Trekkers Security Card
- Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax, and transfer
- 16 nights/ 17 days complete trek of Everest Base Camp will full board of meals( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner tea Coffee)
- Mt. accommodation Normal twin share- comfortable and clean during your trekking.
- One Trek Guide( Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), his entire expenses, equipment and insurance
- One porter Food, salary, accommodations, Insurance.
- All the Gov and local taxes
- Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant.
- Safe drinking water
- Medical kid box.
- Emergency co operations service.
- Your meals at Kathmandu, And Accommodations except for provided lunch, dinner and breakfast.
- Entire beverages, mineral water, beer Tee coffee, Desert, Hot chocolate, etc. while on trek
- Travel insurance(Must includes Helicopter evacuation and trip cancellation)
- Tips to the porters and the guides.
Everest 3 High Passes Trek includes three major passes that are not counted on other Everest trails, namely, Renjo La pass (5338m), Chola La pass (5368m) and Khangma La Pass (5535m). As this Everest three high pass trek is for highly motivated adventure lovers, there are other highlights for you as well such as Gokyo Ri, Fifth Lake, Kalapatthar (5550m) from where you can have the nearest look of Mt. Everest, and finally, the Everest Base Camp (5364m) where you will observe the Khumbu icefall. Because of all these challenges Everest High Pass Trek carries, it is necessary that you have some trekking experience as well as the physical fitness; not a compulsion but, it would rather be a plus point for you.
Our Everest 3 high passes trek starts from Lukla (2828m/9278 feet) followed by Dudh Koshi valley and we will climb to the popular gateway known as Namche bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a famous junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa people and expeditors' route to Mount Everest. Everest High Pass Trek sweetens your trek with colors all around; you will meet friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages and nice variety of culture and traditions that cannot be found anywhere else through Everest 3 high passes trek.
The Everest Three High Passes can be done in two ways, either in clock wise or anti-clockwise route. But, it is pretty much recommended that you take the clockwise route. Throughout the magnificent Everest 3 high passes trek, you'll have a great pleasure residing within the lap of those highest peaks. So, prepare yourself to taste all those delightful moments, excitements and thrills in Everest High Pass Trek and relive those moments always.
The initiation point for our Everest 3 High Passes Trek is Lukla. We take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu once the trekking is accomplished. The Route Map has captured every trail we would be following throughout our Everest High Pass Trek. Click Here for the routes and coverage areas of your destination.
Everest 3 High Passes trek is for all the challenge lovers out there as it is one of the most strenuous, adventurous and exciting trek that will shower memories for lifetime. Everest three high passes will let you discover the stunning areas around Everest region that counts for Renjo La pass, Cho La pass, and Kongma La pass via Sherpa villages and remote Bhote Koshi valley. Here are the major highlights of your Everest trekking.
- Dudh Koshi, the River of Milk, Rhododendron and Magnolia Forests
- The main gateway to our Everest trekking, Namche Bazaar
- Khumbu Glacier, the home of Mount Everest Base Camp and the icefalls
- Enchanting and magnificent Himalayan sceneries of four of the world's eight highest peaks in Everest 3 high passes trek - Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Ama Dablam and Everest (8,848m) adding lives in your life.
- An unforgettable breathtaking view of sunrise on those snow capped mountains from the summit of Kala Patthar
- Spring Season is the best to discover the wild variety of flowers all around
- Unique Sherpa culture and generous hospitalities of the people living in this region
- Learn Buddhism, and visit ancient monasteries
- The traditional farming system
- Gokyo Valleys and Gokyo Lakes
- Views of Ngozumba Glacier, Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse Glacier, Ama Dablam Glacier, and Lhotse Nup Glacier
- Everest Base Camp
- Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass and Kongma La Pass
Our Trekking Group
The trekking group to Everest High Passes Trek depends on the number of persons. Normally, we take in 2-15 persons in a group. However, if you are in a bigger group of more than 15 persons, we can manage the Everest 3 High Passes Trek accordingly. The maximum number '15' is the outcome of generally organized for Everest 3 high passes trek. But, we are experienced at organizing treks for any group size you require.
Besides the trekking group, we have our local staffs to assist you as well. Trekking does not just mean traveling around; it will be more rewarding if you can gain good bunch of information of the areas you travel. So, we provide you with guides for that and in order to assure easy travel experience, we have porters who would carry on your luggage. We will facilitate you with 1 porter for 2 persons, 1 porter carrying maximum of 20 kg weight.
Guide and Porters
For trekking group of 1 to 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
For trekking group of more than 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Accomodation and Meals
Our overnight stay would be on Tea houses and Guest Houses during Everest Trekking. Twin sharing comfortable beds and common bathroom will be provided. The place is clean and hygienic. However, if you require a single supplement accommodation, it can also be made available on request at an additional cost of US$ 200. But still you need to be aware that single supplement accommodation may not be available at all the places during your Everest three high passes trek.
Our Everest 3 High Passes Trek would let you experience typical Nepali food, special mountain foods and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental. You can always make your choices from the food menu available there. We will have breakfast and dinner at tea house/guest house whereas we will have lunch on our way.
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel. We offer welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfasts during your stay in Kathmandu. Other meals as well as your other personal expenses will be from your own pocket. Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee) are included during the Everest three high passes trek once you leave Kathmandu for Lukla.
The means of transportation are cars/vans and planes. Pick up and drop from airport to hotel, and hotel to airport will be done by the vehicles of Imperial Nepal Treks.
Our Everest 3 high passes trek will start with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, there is no transport and we will walk all the way to our destination. Coming back to Lukla upon the completion of Everest Trekking, we take back flight from Lukla to Kathmandu again.
Safery and Precaution
It is necessary that you take in good precaution during your travel to avoid any difficulties in your Everest trek. As the Everest trekking leads to higher altitude range, you need some trustworthy, experienced, qualified and well-equipped people around you. Your safety is assured by the local trek guide and other staffs.
Since these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied by experienced, qualified and well-equipped leader such that your Everest 3 high passes trek runs safe and successful one. The guides of Imperial Nepal Treks are trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certified from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association with experience over 8 years. So, this is a double assurance for your safety and to make sure that you are in the correct and professionals hand. Thus, you need not worry about anything; we are here only at your service.
Regarding health issues, we are well aware that you are likely to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up high at faster pace is too harmful and can be fatal as well because of less oxygen. Some general symptoms of AMS are
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Rapid pulse (heart rate)
- Shortness of breath with exertion
Due to this, we need good time to adapt in the current environment and thus, we have planned our itineraries in such a way that we get enough time for acclimatization to ensure your health safety.
A good planning for Everest 3 high passes trek is a must to minimize the health risks with problems like AMS. And if you are a patient of heart, lungs or blood disease, it is very important that you consult with your doctors and familiarize yourself with the remedies for the diseases before trek.
As per flight time, our Guide will meet you into your hotel and takes you to the domestic airport to fly to Lukla. It is scenery flight about 35 minutes, once you get into the Lukla, breakfast at the lodge and prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. It is few up downs to get into Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting into the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.
After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmatha National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walking to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge, the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazaar. On the way you will have a great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with the beautiful valley. Stay overnight at the Lodge.
Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khong village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazaar where you can use the Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time. Stay overnight at Namche.
After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is the easy walk through the valley. Thamo is a small Sherpa village. After exploring the village, the trail leads continue to Thame. After lunch, rest a little while and explore the Sherpa village and its culture. There is small Hydro power where you can visit. Stay overnight at the Lodge.
After breakfast at the lodge, an easy walk to Marlung through the Bhote Koshi River where you can have the short break. Then the trail leads uphill to Lumde through the dry valley. It is an interesting walking with enjoying the views of the snow peaked mountains and the valley. Today you won’t see Sherpa village because Thame is the last village of the valley. Once you get into the village, hike a bit higher than the place where the lodge is located to get acclimatize. Stay overnight at the Lodge.
After breakfast, the trail leads uphill for an hour and a half and then easy walk for a while. At the end, there is a hard climb to get to the top of the Renjo La from where you will have an awesome view of Mt. Everest with Mt.Nuptse with surrounding peaks. You will also see Gokyo lake which breathtaking views. From the top of the Renjo La, the trail drops down to the Third Lake (Gokyo lake) and get into the lodge. After time to get rest at the lodge at Gokyo, short climb to the ridge from where you will explore the Glacier which is amazing looking with its small glacier lakes. Stay overnight at Gokyo lodge.
The topmost consideration of our Everest 3 High Passes Trek is adapting to the high altitude environment to avoid Altitude sickness at its best. As the trek to Renjo La is tiresome, you are going to love this rest day. But, we can still hike to first, the second and third lake in order to rejoice the enchanting views of nature if you are energetic. Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu will be right in front of you and you can view full part of these high mountains. The views of Northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa glacier looks cool from here.
If you are willing to get more views similar to this, this excursion, Everest three high pass can be extended further and we will walk to the fourth and fifth lake that are taken as extra attractions in Gokyo Valley from where you get to rejoice incredible views. Your accommodation would be in a tea house or lodge on full board basis.
This is an easy day but we suggest you start early because you will have to walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. By the time of crossing this glacier, you will hear many sounds of the rock falling into the small glacier lake. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day, ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get into the Thaknak, better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatizing. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Today is the hardest day of the trip. Start your day just after the breakfast which is steep climbing for a while and the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that, the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains. There is the icy part for a while and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Zungla. Stay overnight at the lodge.
After hot breakfast at the lodge, an easy downhill for a while and few up and down to the Lobuche. After refreshment look around Everest glacier and over night at the lodge.
Then the trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. On the way, you will have great views of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up downs, you will reach Gorekshep which is located at the bottom of Kalapatthar. After reaching Gorekshap you can hike to Everest Base camp back to hotel Stay overnight at the lodge.
Today you will have to start your day without breakfast in the morning which is 2-hour hike up to the Kalapatthar, the greatest view point of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mera Peak and much more. After taking many photographs, trek down to the lodge at Gorekshep for breakfast and continue your walk down to Lobuche. Stay overnight at the lodge.
After breakfast at the lodge, your day will start walking through Khumbu glacier towards east. After crossing the glacier and river the trail leads up to the pass which is the highest pass of this trip. There will be no tea shop and water resource so that you will have to carry few bottles of water to drink. After the hard climb to the top, the trail drops steeply down to the Chukung valley where your day ends. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Today is an easy day which is downhill through the valley. The trail continues leads down to the Dingboche then after the walking valley gets change through few Sherpa villages. After Pangboche village the trail drops down to the river and cross the bridge. After that, the trail leads up to the Tengboche where the oldest Monastery situated on the top of the hill. Evening visit Monastery, see the Buddhist chanting ceremony and overnight at the lodge.
Today your day starts walking steep downhill through the Rhododendron forest. Once you get at the bottom of the hill, cross the bridge and steep climbing through the pine and Juniper forest to the Khumjung. After exploring the village at Khumjung, walkLunch and contiwalkingto the Namche Bazzar for overnight.
After Breakfast the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walking to the Monju. Again some formalities had to be done at the check post of the National park at Monju then continue to walk to the Phakding at lunch time. After your all way treks back to Lukla that your last day of the trek continues to the Lukla. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So guide will do all airport formalities by the time you can have a breakfast at the lodge. Your luggage will get into the airport already with the help of our sherpas and porters. Once guide gets news about your flight arrival at Lukla airport, will call you to watch how the small aircraft get lands into the small airstrip. After quick photograph, get into the airport and straight away get into the plane to fly out to Kathmandu. Once you are at the airport at Kathmandu, the guide will assist to get to your hotel by private vehicle.
FAQ For Everest trekking
What is the success rate for your trips?
- We have up to 100 % success rate for our Everest treks.
What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?
- To prepare for a strenuous trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.
Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?
- Yes Some one come to pick you up from airport to hotel
What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?
- In Kathmandu we will provide you 3* category hotel and mountain normal Tea house/ Lodge
Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay deposit later or do I have to pay deposit at booking/reservation?
- About deposit amount depends on you, this is possible you reserve your trip now and pay your deposit amount 20% later.
Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the Kathmandu portion of the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?
- Yes this is possible of getting separate rooms in Kathmandu, It cost around $40 Per night.
Is this a guaranteed departure even if I am alone stating in the request trip?
- Our departure is guaranteed even if you are along.
When I pay the remainder of the money on arrival in Kathmandu, how do you take that money? US cash or credit card?
- Remaining balance you pay upon your arrival in Kathmandu. We accept Visa card, MasterCard, and cash.
What sort of food can I expect in trekking?
- Most teahouses (lodges) in Everest Base Camp trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat(rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu.
Is the food in mountain prepared to international standard in terms of safety?
- YES, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to eat the vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.
Is water provided and is there still water available at higher altitudes? Is it filtered/boiled? Readily available?
- Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per littler. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.
What mode of transportation do you use?
- We used in Kathmandu all transport Car/ Van/Bus with A/C
- For domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu), we use Tara Air, Agni Air -popular domestic airlines.
What is the best season for this trekking?
- February, March, April, May,/ October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek.
What is the weather and temperature like in trekking?
Spring - March / April / May / June
- During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.
- July / August Through Mid-September is Monsoon Season
- The maximum temperature during the monsoon season averages 25 degrees C during sunny days with a minimum -15 degrees C in the morning and night at areas above 4000 meters. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 18 degrees C.
Autumn - End of September / October / November
- The average temperature during the fall is 15 degrees C with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.
I m a Vegeterain, is that a Problem ?
- No problem at all because the lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.
Do your guides have trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received first aid training for high altitude?
- Yes, they have all received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project). And NMA.
What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?
- Our guides are well trained for the high altitude problems and first aid. They always carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well. All our guides carry the local mobile phones and SAT phones for the emergency.
Do you know about how many miles the trek is?
- Total distance of the entire trek is about 75 miles.
Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?
- Yes, you need to book your own International flights.
Can I charge my digital camera or other equipment’s on my trip?
- These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some service charges
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
- There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides are equipped with the local mobile phone. You may wish to pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too.
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?
- No In Trekking you need a cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains.
How much additional money do I need per day?
- It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.
Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?
- This is a difficult thing to gauge. we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.
What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
- In major places (Namche Bazar, Lukla), we arrange guesthouse with hot shower. And in rest of the places, hotel water in bucket will be provided for shower; it would cost you extra about USD 3-4 per shower.
Is Imperial Nepl staff insured?
- Our company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters.
Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?
- Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
- Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.
Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?
- The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.
Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?
- YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.
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