Everest Three High Passes Trek - 19 Days

Everest Three High Passes Trek

Highlights

  • An unforgettable journey to the stunning Everest Region
  • Journey across three dramatic mountain passes each stretching above 5000m altitude
  • Exploration of the unique Sherpa culture and their day to day lifestyle
  • Witness the most scenic Himalayan sunrise from Kalapatthar (5550m)
  • Duration19 Days
  • Max. Altitude5545 m
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • Group Size1 - 10
  • Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • Accommodation4-Star Hotel in Kathmandu, and Best available Teahouse during the trek

Overview

 Everest Three High Pass trek is a one-of-a-kind journey combining three dramatic mountain passes surrounded by the majestic Himalayas along with traversing iconic destinations around the Everest Region. This is a high-altitude trek that takes you atop the summits of Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5420m), and Renjo La (5345m) leading you to the thrilling Everest Base Camp and the stunning glacial lakes of Gokyo. This adventurous trek in the Himalayas is perfectly complemented by the vibrant Sherpa hamlets and the stunning natural landscapes adorned with alpine vegetation and snow-capped mountains.

Trip Outline

 Everest Three High Passes trek begins your unforgettable Himalayan adventure with a tour around the capital city visiting some of the renowned UNESCO world heritage sites. Enjoying a thrilling mountain flight to Lukla, you then start trekking alongside the Dudh Koshi River to reach the small Sherpa settlement of Phakding.

Continuing your journey alongside the river, you head past Monjo and Jorsalle before reaching Namche, your gateway to Everest. After taking a day off to explore the picturesque Sherpa town, you set off on the rugged hilly trail heading to Tengboche, where you can visit the sacred Dawa Choling Monastery.

With the majestic Ama Dablam (6812m) as your constant companion, you make your way to Dingboche before setting off to reach Chhukung, summiting the Chhukung Ri (5550m) viewpoint en route. The first of your mountain passes, Kongma La (5535m), offers you jaw-dropping views of the Khumbu Himalayas and takes you close to the foot of the world’s highest mountain, that is, Everest Base Camp (5364m).

The attraction of the Trek

Everest Three  Pass trekking also comprises an ever-so-gorgeous sunrise view from Kalapatthar (5550m), where you can witness the first rays of the sun color the tips of Everest (8848m) in orange. The next pass, Cho La (5420m), offers equally vivid mountain views whilst taking you along an icy trail to the beautiful Gokyo Lakes. From there on, you cross the last pass, Renjo La (5345m), and head back to Namche, Lukla, and Kathmandu, marking the end of your Himalayan journey.

We here at High Route Adventure have been accompanying trekkers and adventurers for over a decade making sure they get to experience an adventure of a lifetime. Please be advised that the weather in the Everest region can be unpredictable, so flights to and from Lukla can be directly affected due to the weather. It is recommended to make sure that you prepare for a couple of extra days.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport

    Touching down at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our office representatives who will guide you directly to your hotel. Following a short introduction session with other members of the staff, you will be shown to your rooms for freshening up from the day's journey. You are free to head down into the local markets to enjoy a pleasant evening.

    Altitude: 1350 m
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 2: City Excursion and Trek Preparation

    Your journey to the Himalayasbegins with a leisurely day at the capital city, preparing for your journey as well as touring some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu. The company will gather all the required permits for the travels in the due course. The Kathmandu city tour begins with a visit to the ancient Hindu heritage of Pashupatinath. Holy ground for people throughout the nation, many consider the temple to be the Guardian Deity of the nation. For the cultural side of the city, we make our way to the stunning Kathmandu Durbar Square where each building depicts an ancient style of architecture reflecting the culture and way of life of a bygone era. Meanwhile, you can shop for any last-minute items that you would require for the trek. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1350 m
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, Trek to Phakding

    An early start to the day, we begin our Himalayan adventure with a thrilling flight to the town of Lukla. A stunning adventure high above the lush green valleys, the 30-minute flight brings us closer to the Himalayas and into the Everest region. Taking a brief rest at the picturesque town of Lukla, we begin our trek to the hamlet of Phakding, where we are to stay for the night. The trail is ascending and descends as we follow the forested track alongside the banks of Dudh Koshi River. Heading past the hamlet of Chheplung, we make our way to Koshiguan followed by Ghat. A quick climb from Ghat brings us to the beautiful village of Phakding.

    Altitude: 2610 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 4:Trek from Phakding to Namche

    Following the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, we continue our journey through the forest of rhododendron and fir to reach Thulo Ghamela. The Himalayas start to appear in the background as we make our way through the quiet villages of Chumoa, Bengkar, and Monjo which brings us to Jorsalle. Entering Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle, the final stretch of today’s journey brings us under the shadow of Kusum Kanguru (6367m) leading forward to the famous Sherpa town of Namche. Overnight in Namche.

    Altitude: 3440 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 5: Acclimatization and Exploration day.

    The first of our acclimatization days, today we take some time off at Namche enjoying the stunning Himalayan panorama. Touring around the traditional Sherpa town, we get to witness the local culture and lifestyle. For our acclimatization hike, we make our way to the Everest View Hotel (3880m) which, like its name, boasts stunning views of Mt. Everest (8848m) along with its surrounding mountains. We ascend through a hilly trail past vibrant hamlets of the Sherpas and also come across several monasteries and Chortens. Relishing the Himalayan panorama, we make our way back to Namche for the night.

    Altitude: 3440 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 6:Trek from Namche to Tengboche

    Today we leave Namche early in the morning and make our way to Tengboche. The trail ascends through the forests and reaches the villages of Sanasa and Lawi Schyasa en route. Crossing Dudh Koshi River at Phungi Thenga, we cross several Mani walls and prayer-laden Chortens until reaching the small settlement of Tengboche. Home to the Dawa Choling Monastery, the ancient hamlet boasts stunning Himalayan panorama, especially the gorgeous Ama Dablam (6812m) glimmering on the horizon. Overnight in Tengboche.

    Altitude: 3880 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

    We begin our journey early today making our way to the village of Dingboche. Exiting Tengboche, the trail leaves behind the tree lines in favor of alpine Himalayan landscapes stretching towards the hamlet of Debuche. With the majestic Ama Dablam (6812m) and Lingtren (6749m) as our constant companion, we continue our ascending run until reaching Milingo, where we meet up with the banks of Imja River. Following the rugged Himalayan trail leading to Pangboche, we make our way to Shomare and Worshyo before reaching Dingboche for the night.

    Altitude: 4410 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 8:Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung 4km Via Chhukung Ri (5550m)

    The trek from Dingboche to Chhukung is an ascending one that takes us past a cluster of traditional settlements and sacred monasteries, each with enchanting folklore. En route, we climb the summit of Chhukung Ri(5550m), which is the highest altitude of this trek. Through the rugged Himalayan trail, the journey takes us atop the hill summit where a stunning Himalayan panorama comprising of Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Nuptse (7861m), and Changtse (7543m) awaits us. A steep descent from Chhukung Ri(5550m)takes us to the quaint village of Chhukung, where we stay for the night.

    Altitude: 4730 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 09: Chhukung(4,730m/15,518ft) to Kongma La (5,535m/18,158ft) to Lobuche(4,910m/16,108ft); 13km, 9-10hrs trek.

    One of the longer days of the journey, today we make our way to the hamlet of Lobuche crossing the arduous Kongma La Pass (5535m), the first one of the three passes. From Chhukung, we can cross the mountain pass via two routes. The first takes us northeast ascending to the hill before reaching the lateral moraines of the Nuptse Glacier, while the latter takes us over to the hamlet of Bibre above the Nayang River. The summit of Kongma La(5535m) is marked by Chortens and prayer flags and features an unforgettable Himalayan panorama. The descending journey is a difficult one as the trail takes us through the moraines of Khumbu Glacier turning north to reach Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

    Altitude: 4910 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 10:Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) to Gorakshep

    We start our day early today to reach Everest Base Camp (5364m) during the early hours. Ascending from Lobuche, the trail traverses the lateral moraines of Khumbu Glacier to reach the last settlement before Everest Base Camp, that is, Gorakshep. Taking a brief rest here, we once again set off on the snowy Himalayan trail leading to Everest Base Camp. With the challenging yet gorgeous Khumbu Glacier stretching in front of us, the trail constantly dips in and out of the lateral moraines before reaching the monumental grounds paying homage to mountaineers who lost their lives in Everest. A final climb through the icy trail takes us to Everest Base Camp (5364m), the foot of the world’s highest mountain. Take some time to soak in the breathtaking Himalayan panorama before heading back to Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorakshep.

    Altitude: 5160 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 11:Hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar(5,550m) and trek from Gorakshep to Dzongla

    This is one of the most exciting days of the trek, for we climb Kalapatthar (5550m) today to experience the best sunrise of our lives. Right in front of our eyes, a stunning Himalayan panorama unfolds coloring the summits of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Changtse (7543m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and several others. After spending some time at the top of Kalapatthar, we retrace our trail to Gorakshep and then descend along the rugged paths to reach Dzongla for the overnight stay.

    Altitude: 4830 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 12:Trek from Dzongla to Cho La Pass (5,420m) to Thangnak

    The second of our three Himalayan passes, today we cross the taxing Cho La Pass (5420m) to reach Thangnak. Exiting Dzongla, we begin our ascending journey heading past a cluster of settlements and into the Himalayan wilderness. As the majestic summits of Cho Oyu (8201m) and Cholatse (6440m) appear on the horizon, we near the summit of Cho La (5420m). The final ascend is quite difficult as the trail takes us along the crevasses to reach the summit. Relishing the breathtaking Himalayan views from the summit, we begin our descending journey to the hamlet of Thangnak for the night.

    Altitude: 4700 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 13:Trek from Thangnak to Gokyo

    Today is one of the shortest walking days of our trek as we make our way to the stunning Gokyo lakes, enjoying the picturesque beauty of the Himalayas leisurely. Leaving Thangnak, the Himalayan trail gradually descends through the stunning valley to reach the first of the six Gokyo Lakes. Resting for a short while at the first lake, we then make our way to the second lake and then to the third Gokyo Lake beyond which lies the quaint village of Gokyo. Overnight in Gokyo.

    Altitude: 4800 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 14: Acclimatization and exploration day at Gokyo valley

    The final of our acclimatization days, today we take some time off at the Gokyo Valley making sure we are ready for the final stretch of the journey. For our acclimatization hike, we make our way to the summit of Gokyo Ri(5357m) which boasts a stunning Himalayan vista of the Everest and Makalu Ranges along with an enchanting view of the tranquil Gokyo Lakes. Time permitting, we also hike to the 4th and 5th Gokyo Lakes savoring every moment at this dreamlike valley. Overnight in Gokyo.

    Altitude: 4800 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 15:Trek from Gokyo to Renjo La (5,345m) to Marulung

    Today we cross the final of our three mountain passes, Renjo La Pass (5345m), before heading to the hamlet of Marulung for the night. Bidding goodbye to Gokyo, the Himalayan trail takes us alongside the banks of the stunning Dudh Pokhari Lake before ascending to the summit of Renjo La (5345m). After enjoying stunning views of the Rolwaling and Everest Ranges from the summit, we begin our descending journey dropping down to the southern bank of Angladumba Tsho Glacier. With the picturesque views of Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake, we head down to Lumde before reaching Marulung. Overnight in Marulung.

    Altitude: 4210 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 16:Trek from Marulung to Namche

    Exiting Marulung, we begin our descending journey heading to Namche. The trail fromMarulung follows ancient routes used by Tibetan traders until reaching a village called Thame. Following the banks of the stunning Dudh Koshi River, the journey then takes us on a descending run heading to the hamlet of Samde and Thamu before crossing Thesyo Khola to reach the village of Thesyo. The final stretch of the trek takes us past Kisi book and Phurte to arrive at the vibrant Namche. Overnight in Namche.

    Altitude: 3440 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 17:Trek from Namche to Lukla

    On the final day of our trek, today we make our way back to Lukla. The trek is pleasant as we make our way through lush green forests adorned with pine and rhododendron trees. Exiting Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle, we follow the banks of the glimmering Dudh Koshi River heading past the settlements of Phakding and Bengkar. Making a brief stop in Phakding, we continue our descending journey to Ghat before dropping down to Koshiguan. Leaving the banks of Dudh Koshi River, the trail then turns east heading to Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.

    Altitude: 2845 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 18:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (30-40 minutes)

    Reliving the thrill of the Lukla airstrip once again, we bid goodbye to the stunning Himalayas relishing the mesmerizing beauty one more time. Touching down at Kathmandu, we make our way directly to the hotel which brings our Himalayan journey to a close. For the rest of the day, you are free to either explore your locality or stay back at the hotel recuperating from the journey. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1350 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 19: Final Departure

    Our representatives will drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

    Meals: Breakfast

Tailor Made Holiday

You can change the itinerary, services, accommodation, and duration of this trip to suit your needs, budget. The choice is your.  Let us help you tailor-make your precious Vacation.

Inclusion

What's included ?

  • Airport pick up and Drop in a private vehicle
  • 4-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Fifteen-night teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) During the trek
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights(Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English –speaking and government-licensed trek guide (mountain Guide)
  • Porter service(2 trekker:1 porters)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (Returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork
  • Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

What's not included ?

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain( due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porter, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Trips for guide, porter, and Driver

Notes

Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu Flight

Regarding Lukla Flight Due to overcrowding runway at Kathmandu airport during pick season( spring- march to May, Autumn- October to December)Flights scheduled to and from Lukla will basic from Ramechhap Airport. The Airport is 131km(4 hrs Drive) From Kathmandu. It will be easier to fly directly from Kathmandu instead of making that additional journey to Ramechhap.

Alternatively, helicopter arrangement is possible to fly to Lukla; it can be made on the basis of 5 people with the addition of 500 USD per person for one way flight. We can try to coordinate and make the helicopter flight to Lukla. However, we can not guarantee it.

See also: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Best Time to Travel around Everest Region:

The best time to visit and trek around the Everest region, where one can travel all year round, depending upon your holiday duration and chosen destination.

As Everest offers many various regions for the trek, as well as climbing peaks and major mountaineering expeditions.

The most favorable and best time to visit around Everest region is in spring, as well one of the high seasons for trekking and mountaineering, almost every day from morning till afternoon is fine and clear for excellent views of snow-capped peaks and surrounding beautiful scenery. Can get cloudy in the late afternoon with clear bright starry nights.

Spring season is also the best time for the famed bloom of rhododendrons which occurs during the spring season from March to May months, makes the country enchanting with flowers in seasonal bloom, especially when you trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. Where the trail is covered with various species of rhododendron from tall trees to bush including magnolia and other wildflowers.

During spring morning and nighttime is much cold with additional wind-chill factor around higher areas, day time temperatures are pleasant for walks and to enjoy the views of surrounding dramatic scenery. It can get snowed sometimes even in the best season.

The next best time is in autumn or falls till the pre-winter season from September to early December months, most days are clear with the crystal blue sky a great contrast against the white snow mountain range. Much colder morning and from late afternoon till night time, but one can enjoy clear starry nights.

It can get snowfall sometimes during this time of the year, but a pleasant day with short sunlight hours due to autumn and the per-winter season.

Accommodation in Everest three high passes trek

The three Nights in Kathmandu in the pleasant hotel and fifteen-night teahouse accommodation on the trek to Everest three high passes trek.

In Kathmandu, we usually occupy a 4-star hotel located within walking distance of the Thamel district. All rooms have suite facilities and there are a restaurant, a bar, and an outside courtyard. there's complimentary Wi-Fi within the hotel lobby and Wi-Fi throughout.

On the trek, we offer twin-share bedrooms all through the trek. Beds with foam mattresses, bedsheets, and a pillow are provided throughout the teahouse. Bedrooms are unheated and may get cold in the dark so you'll get to bring or hire a sleeping bag. Most lodges have just one or two basic toilets and sometimes these are located outside the most lodge building. The teahouse is that the dining room, typically decorated with colorful established mats, sometimes with a stove or heater (some lodges charge a fee to place the heater on). Most teahouses sell snacks and other essentials like tissues, soap, and toilet tissue. Most lodges have electricity but it's not wholly reliable and lighting might not be bright enough to read by – a torch is important. Electrical charging is generally offered only within the dining room (charged at approx. Rs130-400 per hour per device). Most of the lodges use solar energy so sometimes there's not sufficient electricity for charging. Many lodges have Wi-Fi not long – in some areas, it works well but in others, it's slow and unreliable.  Most of the teahouse has hot 'showers' now a day. (They charged at approx. Rs200-500 per shower). Sometimes a hot shower is just a bucket of predicament and not a showerhead.

Drinking Water in Everest region:

Safe drinking water is the most important part of daily life as well as trekking or taking exercise. Drinking water is available in every place, while you are on a trek in Everest three high passes trek.

Three types of safe drinking water are available while on the trek, which is fresh or normal water from the creek or spring, but one needs to have a good water filter to be on the safe side, as Himalayan water contains heavy minerals like iron, magnesium, and bicarbonate. Where travelers are not used to liking the local people. you must use a purifier tablet.

Mineral or bottled water is available in every store, shop, and restaurant of the lodge on route trekking, one can buy bottled water but can be very expensive as you go to higher areas the price will be double or triple the amount that you pay in Kathmandu.

As Nobel Holidays, is very much involved in Responsible Tourism and Eco-Trekking, we try to discourage trekkers from buying bottled water, as it is a plastic bottle that adds more garbage for the country to cope with and is well much more expensive. Unless you are very desperate and sick, you can buy bottled water, to keep fit as per medical advice on high altitude, one needs to consume a minimum of 3-4 liters per day.

The best safe drinking water, buying a liter or more from the lodge or on a route around local lodges and restaurants, where you will be served boiled and filtered water which is very safe.

Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization:

Altitude Sickness and acclimatization are the main major topics that all trekkers and adventurers should know, which is very necessary when traveling on high altitude Himalayan destinations. Altitude Sickness is also known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), which can occur in some people at a higher altitude from above 2,000 m to 3,000 m, trekkers who are well acclimatized sometimes catch AMS above 3,000 m to 5,000 m high.

To avoid AMS, a rest day is very necessary at a certain height like around 2,800 m or above 3,000 m spending a few days to support acclimatization. Enough rest and taking a short hike around, as well as drinking much fluid like water, a light cup of black or green tea, or lemonade can overcome high altitude sickness or AMS.

Where some can take protective measures using Diamox or Acetazolamide tablets which prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS and can lower headache in high altitude walks and climb. The common symptoms are mild headache, lack of appetite, feeling nausea, and dehydration as well as lack of sound sleep. Critical and severe cases are when one gets the symptoms of HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which is water in the brain and HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema), a symptom with some water in the lungs.

Where the victim should be brought down to safe and secure places with a medical team or doctors to attend, the fastest means is emergency evacuation by any means of immediate and fast transportation where available. In Nepal Himalaya, the quickest emergency evacuation by Helicopter services is to bring the victims back to Kathmandu for further treatment.

For emergency evacuation where trekkers should be well insured with a good Insurance policy that covers all medical sides and the use of a Helicopter or other means of transportation.

Internet Communication on Everest Three high passes trek:

Internet facilities and Wi-Fi are available on the route trek to Everest's three high passes, but not in all villages or at some small settlements. Internet and Wi-Fi are available in major hotels, lodge-like at Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, and Tengboche including Dingboche Lobuche and Gokyo. After Lobuche on the way to Everest base camp, internet communication won’t be available, except for one place which is well hidden little beyond the main trail, at Glass Pyramid a metrological station on route to Gorakshep and Everest base camp. Which you can request internet service, and the charge will be of standard prices like at Lobuche and other high places.

sometimes the internet network is slow, and disturbing in some areas due to weather with overcast conditions, as well as in places that are located in a deep valley and gorge. Nearly, all places where you can get cell phone services, and even with a recharge card the main popular and widely used in Nepal are Ncell and NTC or Namaste  Sometimes the network of internet communication is much slower.

The other SIM card, one can buy is the local one used by the Khumbu Sherpa, the main station and service are at Namche Bazaar, and the problem with internet service will be the same as mentioned above. The SIM card you can buy in Kathmandu is cheaper than Namche Bazzer  The other problem related is electric power, beyond Tengboche and Pangboche most lodges have solar power that might be weak due to bad weather conditions.

Guide and staff, porters’ arrangement on Everest three high passes trek:

When you book the trek to Everest base camp with other reputed trekking companies of Nepal or with us. Where all arrangements will be organized by Nobel Holiday Adventure, with a guide, and field staff including porters.

All trekkers in groups or solo / single travelers must be accompanied by an expert guide, the guide should have a proper license authorized and registered by Nepal Government related to tourism and trekking.

Trekking with local expert guides, field staff, and porters entirely depends upon your budget and the way you book as per the Government Regisrated Company’s rules and regulations. Some companies can provide only guide cum porters, or with a guide with strong healthy porter.

On booking a trip with us all expenses of the guide, porters and some field staff will be covered by the local company. Like daily wages, meals, accommodation, transportation, and medical insurance. Trekkers can have options as well, where few young trekkers require only a guide to accompany them throughout the trip.

For the Everest base camp and other regions of Khumbu where porters are picked from Lukla, and Regarding a guide will take care of you from the main arrival to final departure in Kathmandu Airport.

Most guides of Nobel Holidays, are honest and friendly with a wide knowledge of the Everest region from culture, flora/fauna as well as basic medical training. All porters and guide we provide are friendly and has worked with us for many years and are most reliable to make your trek enjoyable and memorable.

Permit and requirement:

The permit requirement is much important and necessary, as all visitors and adventurers require entry permits, in all Himalayan regions including the Everest base camp. Around the Everest region and base camp, past few years TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card had to be obtained and issued by TAAN (Trekking Agent Association of Nepal) in Kathmandu by all visitors to the Everest Area. For the past few years, the local Sherpa communities issued entry permit passes/tickets to enter the high Khumbu area and to Everest three high passes trek.

Where all trekkers need to pay the entry fee, which will be done by your guide during the Nobel Holidays. Besides, the entry fees for the trek to Everest, other permits required are of Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha name for Mt. Everest in Nepal). Where all trekkers and mountaineers are charged a fee of a little less than US$ 20 per person. All trekking permits and park fees help to maintain the trail condition and welfare of local villagers, as well as to protect and conserve the fragile beautiful environment.

 

Travel and Medical Insurance:

All trekkers and adventurers require Travel and Medical Insurance to travel around Nepal's high Himalayas, including the Everest three high passes trek.

It is very important and necessary to obtain travel and medical insurance for their own safety purposes. One can never know what befalls ahead you might get very sick from diarrhea or altitude sickness known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), or other illnesses as well as sudden unavoidable accidents.

Where the victims need to be evacuated immediately by any means of quick transport like on a Helicopter, where all your medical bills including the service of the Helicopter, will be reimbursed by your insurance company, depending upon the nature of the insurance policy.

Another reason for travel insurance is just in case the trip can be obstructed by bad weather, where the trek needs to be re-routed to another destination or might get canceled.

Most important is the flight to Lukla or flying back to Kathmandu, which operates only in good and fine weather conditions, sometimes the flight can get delayed or canceled, which will affect the whole itinerary days or you might be stuck in Lukla for many days till the flight resumes. In this situation where you’re insurance can cover most of your expenses.

FAQs of Everest Three High Passes Trek

  • Where is Nepal?

    Nepal is a small landlocked country situated in Southeast Asia. It lies between India and China, with India on its south, east, and west borders and China on the northern border. Located in the lap of the Great Himalayan Range, Nepal is also a part of the indo-Gangetic plains.
  • What can I do after arrival in Nepal?

    The list of things you can do after arriving in Nepal is unlimited. You can enjoy relaxing activities like small cultural trips inside the capital or visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Likewise, trekking, hiking, peak climbing, and expedition are also popular adventures in the Himalayas. Alternatively, you can also choose to indulge in activities like meditation and yoga. If you are more of an adventure seeker then you can also enjoy various adventure sports such as bungee jumping, paragliding, zip-lining, white water rafting, rock climbing and so much more
  • Can I get a visa on arrival in Nepal?

    Yes, there is a provision of Nepal for Visa on arrival in Nepal. Tribhuvan International Airport, the only international airport of Nepal, along with other land entry/exit points provides Visa on arrival. You will have to fill up a Visa application form and pay the fee according to your time of stay also informing the reason for your stay in Nepal. For more information regarding Nepalese Visa, you can head to the official website of the Department of Immigration at http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa.
  • Are the hotels safe in Nepal?

    Like most countries, Nepal also sees a fair share of petty theft, robberies, and fraud cases. Thus, hotels in Nepal have taken it a step further regarding the safety of the clients and their belongings. These hotels even provide services that allow you to safely store your personal belongings for a certain time duration whilst the travelers are away on their trips. In recent times, hotels provide their own trusted tour guides along with chauffeurs for pick up and drop off. Likewise, the staff members in the hotels are also friendly and charming. As of the trekking and travel destinations, there are minor factors that might affect the safety of the travelers. To prepare for such situations, travelers must be cautious when traveling and make ample preparations for their trip.
  • Are you a government-authorized trekking agency?

    Yes, we are officially registered as a travel and tour operator by the Government of Nepal. Likewise, we are also registered by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN). Moreover, we are also affiliated with many other national and international associations.
  • Do you have airport pick-up and drop-off facilities?

    Yes, we have excellent airport pickup and drop-off facilities which can be provided as per your necessity. You can request for the ride beforehand and we will send a delegated driver to pick you up or drop you off at the airport.
  • What is a trek?

    Trekking or simply a trek in Nepal refers to traversing along well-made or off-beat trails to reach a destination. In a sense, trekking in Nepal is a challenge; it requires not only a level of physical fitness but also endurance as well as mental capacity. Treks in Nepal are not only a journey but also a chance to experience the nature, culture, and lifestyle that you meet within your route. Treks in Nepal vary on numerous aspects; however, the most distinguishing factor is the mode of accommodation. Teahouse treks and camping treks are the two famous trekking modes in Nepal.
  • What is the average duration of a trek?

    The duration of treks can range from a couple of days to around a month-long. Some treks are more demanding than others, which is why they require more days than normal. Treks in higher altitude take longer time to acclimatize and eliminate the chances of acute mountain sickness. Treks in lower altitudes can be short, especially small treks around Kathmandu which are less physically demanding. As such, the length of the treks depends on the trek destination and trekking trails.
  • What are the health requirements to trek in Nepal?

    Travelers need to have a moderate level of physical fitness, even if you want to be involved in short treks. Especially, while traveling to higher altitudes, it is necessary to have some sort of experience and a level of physical fitness so that your fatigue doesn’t ruin the whole mood of the trip. There are some lower altitude treks with leveled routes which can be enjoyed by children and elders as well. It is better to consult with your doctor and take proper vaccines for diseases that can be prevalent in Nepal. Health insurance is also a must-have, especially if your trekking destination is at a height above 5000m. Also, be prepared with your prescribed medications beforehand if you have any as it is possible that medication provided outside the country may not be available in Nepal.
  • What kind of food are available during the trek?

    The types of food you will get during treks depends on the trekking destination. If you are planning to trek at places around Kathmandu, then you will have no problem finding proper traditional meals and also other snacks along the way. If your trek destination is at a higher altitude then you will be getting home-cooked meals that include Dal, Bhat (rice), and Tarkari. Food from homestays and tea houses are of good quality and also nutritious so you do not have to worry. But, it is better to be wary while eating meat products and alcohol while in higher altitudes.
  • What is the best weather for trekking in Nepal?

    The best weather for trekking in Nepal is during autumn and spring. These are the time when the skies are clear and the trekking trails are pleasant. While a
  • What kind of clothes are needed for trekking?

    While trekking in lower altitude, you will require soft cotton clothes that don’t let sweat be trapped inside and also lets some air in. It is better to have thin fleece jackets and also waterproof trekking gears if you are traveling to areas which are prone to unexpected drizzles. While trekking to higher altitudes, make sure to dress warmly. It is better to have warm jackets, thermal tops, and trekking pants along with good quality hiking boots. Woolen hats that cover your ears and waterproof gloves are a must, especially if your trek includes colder heights.
  • What kind of shoes should I have?

    Good quality hiking and trekking boots will take you a long way while trekking in Nepal. Make sure to get yourself a pair of good trekking boots with good ankle support and comfortable sole. It is better to avoid heavy boots which will only weigh you down, quite literally. It should help you to stay away from leather shoes which have slippery soles with no grip and also too heavy to handle.
  • Is the flight to Lukla difficult?

    The Tenzing Hilary Airport at Lukla is one of the most dangerous airports in the world thanks to its geographical location and short runway. Likewise, the weather conditions in the Himalayan region like Lukla change quite often. Due to this, the flights to an from Lukla are often delayed or canceled. Another difficulty that travelers might face is health issues since Lukla is situated at an altitude of 2,840 meters. Since the symptoms of altitude sickness start to appear above the altitude of 2,400 meters, it is essential to recognize the threats of altitude sickness. Other than these conditions, the flight is smooth and without any major dangers.
  • What can I do if the flight is canceled?

    The flights in the higher Himalayas are frequently delayed or canceled due to various weather conditions. In such situations, your only option will be to change your entire schedule. However, there are a few things you can opt for if you find yourself in such situations. It is better to have a day or two separated in case of canceled flights. These extra buffer days can help you be on schedule and make proper arrangements for the trip as well. It is highly useful to have travel insurance in cases like these; you can charter a helicopter for your service and later claim the money through your insurance. Your other options can be catching a bus or your vehicle to drive to your destination.
  • Is there any tourist police during the trek?

    Yes, there is a special unit of police namely tourist police working under the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). These individuals are dispatched to ensure a safe and pleasant stay for travelers and to protect from theft, robbery, and misuse of natural resources. You will find tourist police patrolling in most of the famous trekking destinations. Their main job is to patrol tourist destinations, provide information regarding those destinations, responding to complaints, taking action against those complaints and protecting travelers from security issues. You can find more information regarding the Tourist Police at the official website of the Nepal Tourism Board at https://www.welcomenepal.com/plan-your-trip/tourist-police.html.
  • How does your company organize the emergency rescue?

    Rescue operations are organized once we have proper information about your whereabouts and severity of the danger. In situations where you have to acclimatize, we will organize either porter to carry you down or emergency helicopter evacuation. Also, for extreme conditions like accidents helicopter rescue operations can be organized, especially while you are traveling to higher altitudes. We only proceed forward with the request once our travel guides or our clients themselves have informed us about the critical condition. Make sure you have working travel insurance so that you can claim the money for the evacuation later on.
  • How many liters of water should I be carrying in our day pack?

    The average requirement of water while you trek, in higher or lower altitude is four cups (roughly one liter) per hour. In colder regions, you only need to have two cups in an hour. As for how much you should be carrying, make sure you have at least one liter of water in your day pack. In Nepal, many trekking routes are filled with teahouses which offer drinking water to the travelers. If you are traveling to higher altitudes where water resources are rare, you can carry more than one liter. But, be aware to keep your travel baggage light so that it is not a nuisance during the trek. Also, make sure the water is boiled or filtered properly. You can also carry portable water purifier and other purifying tablets to make sure that you can consume safe drinking water.
  • What currency should I take during the trek?

    Since Nepalese Rupee is the official currency of Nepal, you must have an ample amount of cash with you when traveling to Nepal. You can easily exchange foreign currency into Nepalese at the exchange counters in the Tribhuvan International Airport or various authorized dealers in the major cities. While trekking in higher altitudes, you might not be able to find exchange counters as easily; so, you must carry enough Nepalese Rupees.
  • What are the symptoms of altitude sickness?

    The symptoms of altitude sickness include dizziness, nausea, and difficulty in sleeping, fatigue, and headache. You can also experience loss of appetite, rapid pulse, and shortness in breath. If you feel any of the mentioned sickness then immediately inform your tour guide or someone responsible and start climbing down to lower altitudes if you can. The symptoms can have a varying effect on different people. Most commonly felt symptom is shortness of breath. So, be mindful and keep out for these symptoms.
  • How many kilos to carry for potter?

    A porter can carry a maximum load of 30 Kg depending on the individual. Some will carry less but the weight of the load can vary as per the trekking route, destination, and the porter himself. Most porters carry loads around 15 to 20 Kg but make sure to have a talk with them beforehand and inform them about the weight they are supposed to carry. The official guideline given by Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) is 25 Kg per porter. Making people carry more than 30 Kg, even if they are willing to, can be taken as rude or inconsiderate so, be mindful of this fact.
  • What can I expect on a teahouse trek?

    Teahouse trek is one of the best ways to enjoy the ravishing nature along with the rich culture and traditions of the people in Nepal. The simple food and lodging on the teahouse treks allow travelers to experience a simple lifestyle. You also get a chance to witness the unique lifestyle of people living in and around the teahouses. These people offer genuine, down-to-earth, and surreal hospitality. All in all, teahouse treks are the best way to enjoy the natural beauty and remoteness of Nepal while gaining the best experiences in the world.
  • Is there any age limit for trekking in Nepal?

    There is no age limit from the government of Nepal for trekking in Nepal. However, there can be considered or benefits from the travel agency if you are of below 7 years or over the age of 70.
  • Can I hire an extra porter on the trek?

    You will have to provide us with prior information if you need extra porters. It is almost impossible to appoint new porters once you are already in the mountain regions or already in higher altitude. If you want, you can hire extra porters personally while still in lower altitudes. For example, if you are traveling to Mt. Everest then you will have to hire extra porters in Lukla.
  • Is a trekking permit needed?

    While most of the popular trekking sites do not need trekking permits, there are many trek destinations which require permits. Most of the protected sites like conservation areas, national parks, and wildlife reserves need permits to enter and travel through. Likewise, there are destinations which require restricted area permits to travel as well. A TIMS card is a must-have as a basic trekking permit for traveling in Nepal. You can get a TIMS card from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu after filling the necessary application form.
  • Can I buy or rent a sleeping bag in Nepal?

    Yes, you can rent or buy sleeping bags in Kathmandu. There are many shops located around Kathmandu, mainly in Thamel which provide you sleeping bags, travel bags as well as trekking equipment on rent. These sleeping bags are cheap and easily affordable and are available in different variations as well. In Nepal, buying your sleeping bags can be more fruitful because many travelers complain about getting rashes or allergies from used sleeping bags.
  • What types of insurance should I need to have before coming to Nepal? Can I get insurance there?

    Travel insurance is a must if you are traveling to Nepal. These insurances help you to cover the costs of numerous travel issues on a trip. Your travel insurance must cover medical services as well as emergency helicopter services. Likewise, your insurance must also cover issues like theft, flight delays, and trip cancellations. No, you will have to get insurance in your home country. This way, you can receive the maximum benefits of travel insurance and you also get to choose from several packages.
  • How long do I walk each day?

    On average, a person should walk around 15 km in a day while on a trek to higher altitudes in Nepal. Although 15 km might seem like a small number, most of the treks in Nepal are very challenging so, it can be quite tiring depending on the trek destination and trekking route. Likewise, the duration of the trek is around 6-7 hours per day which also depends upon the trekking trail and destination. In some days, you might even have to walk for 9-10 hours. Make sure to travel slowly and have ample time to acclimatize so that you do not fall prey to Acute Mountain Sickness.
  • What is the accommodation during the trek?

    During most of the treks, your accommodation will be small lodges or teahouses. In higher altitudes, tea houses are cheaper and offer basic facilities. They provide a simple meal along with warm beds. These tea houses are known for their hospitality and good service even in such high altitudes. In lower altitudes and places around Kathmandu, you will find proper hotels which provide quality service and accommodation facilities. In camping treks, you will have to sleep in camps and tents with the assistance of our guides and porters. During the peak seasons, it is better to have a prior reservation and in extreme conditions, you may have to share a room with strangers.
  • Do you arrange domestic and international flight tickets?

    Yes, we do have provisions to arrange domestic and international flight tickets for you. All we will need is prior information from you along with your travel destination and other details that are required for a flight. After you provide us with all the necessary information, we will book the flights on your behalf.
  • Who will be our guide?

    You will be provided with a licensed and well-experienced travel guide on your trip. All of our guides are highly skilled and are fluent in the English language. Additionally, some of the guides can also speak Hindi, Chinese, and Spanish among others. Likewise, most of our guides also have received numerous training and international certificates. If you have had prior experiences with any of our travel guides and want to request them, we can also arrange that to the best of our ability.
  • Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?

    Yes, ATM facilities are found almost in every major city in Nepal. In the major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, these services are available for usage 24 hours a day and are greatly reliable. However, you may not find many in rural areas or places on higher altitudes. Even if they are available, they might not be operational. So, we recommend all the travelers to make sure that they gather enough cash while they have easy access to ATMs in the major cities.
  • What does grading (Easy, moderate, difficult, strenuous) mean?

    The grading of easy, moderate, difficult, and strenuous represents the difficulty level of the trek. Small treks which do not require much prior experience and can be done by people of low physical fitness as well are graded easy. Moderate difficulty levels are on higher altitudes and need a bit of physical fitness but not on the athlete level. The difficult and strenuous level requires physical fitness and also prior experience as a compulsion. These are generally on higher altitudes than 5000m and consist of steep and rocky trails that cannot be crossed or is difficult to cross by an inexperienced trekker. In these treks, it is best if the trekkers have received training or gathered experience from prior treks.
  • Can you assure me that your staffs are taken care of?

    We believe that our staffs are an integral part of our company and are our foremost representatives. As such, we make sure that all our staff members are satisfied with our treatment. Especially in our Himalayan adventures, we equip them with proper insurance services as well. From food and company benefits to a friendly work environment, we take care of every single matter to make sure our staffs are taken care of.

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