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5550m ( Kongma La)
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1 Day 30 Minutes flight

16 Days Trekking

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Mar-May

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Meals

17 Breakfast

16 Lunch

16 Dinner

Accommodation

16 Nights Lodge

Transportation

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Everest Three Passes Trek Overview

Mostly called as the Everest Circuit Trek by adventurists, Three passes trek of Everest is a roundtrip endeavor circumnavigating the highest passes of Everest regions. Trekking Three passes in Everest culminates with soaring passes KongMa La Pass(5535m), Cho La Pass(5420m) and Renjo La Pass (5345m) into one single trek. This daring escapade in the Solukhumbu district also brings together two of the most popular treks of Everest region: Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Lakes Trek. The soaring passes that you will encounter during this traverse are nothing like other treks in Nepal. This trek blends in the high passes, pristine lakes, deep gorges, dense forests, distinct culture, natural diversity and wholesome adventure in a series of 17 days Everest Trekking.

Highlight of Three Passes Trek

  • The highest pass, Kongma la pass 5535m lovely view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse and other peaks.
  • The world most popular Everest Base Camp 5364m, attractive view of Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, South cool, Khumbu icefall etc.
  • Kalapather 5550m, the close and most beautiful view of Mt. Everest , Pumori and other peaks
  • Adventure Cho las pass 5420m to connect Gokyo valley and Everest Base camp route with beautiful Himalayas view on both side.
  • Gokyo Ri 5330m, best view point to see world four highest mountain Everest, Lhotse, Makalu , Cho Oyu and other peaks
  • The beautiful lakes 4th or 5th or 6th Lakes with closed view of Cho Oyu and Mount Everest view on different angle.
  • A challenging Renjo La pass 5360m to connect Gokyo lake and Thame valley with fantastic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and other peaks.
  • Buddhist Stone walls, Stupas, Chhorten, Manasteries, Sherpa culture, wild animals, birds, flowers, suspension bridge etc.
  • Lukla airport, Jorsalle ,Namche Bazar, Syangboche view point, Tengboche, Chhukhung Ri, Island Peak Base Camp, Gorakh shep, Gokyo, Ngozumbaglacier ,Thame Monastery are other attractions of this trek.

Everest Three Passes Trek Details

Everest Three Passes Trek is one of the adventure trek in Nepal. The eastern Himalayan belt in Nepal, enveloped by the grandeur of the Everest mountains, hosts a plethora of more than 300 diverse peaks, varying in elevation. The landscape is adorned with Precambrian high-grade metamorphic rocks, reaching heights of up to 8848.86 meters above sea level. Following these rocky formations, one encounters semi-arid hills, through which the Dudh Koshi River gracefully winds through narrow gorges. The trail navigates through the highest passes, namely Renjo La Pass (5345 meters), Cho-La Pass (5420 meters), and Kongma-La Pass (5535 meters), constituting a circuit journey famously known as the Three Passes Trek in Nepal, encircling the lofty Everest highland.

Unlike the enduring Everest Base Camp trek, High passes trek distinguishes itself as a tough adventurous experience that traverses through 3 passes over 5000 meters. Be wary, this trek is not for the faint heart. The elevation of Everest Three Passes Trek reaches the soaring height of 5535 meters at Kongma La Pass and 5555 meters at Kala Patthar peak. The sheer elevation mark reaching beyond 5000 meters mark makes it a challenging yet rewarding trek in Everest region.

The journey that takes you to these passes whisks together natural amusements, geographical wonders, towering peaks, biodiversity, cultural distinctions and a holistic experience. The lower section of Everest region that stretches from Lukla to Namche Bazaar is filled with tropical foliage. As you ascend further, with the change in geology, you will encounter a dry and barren landscape resembling semi-arid topography amidst high Himalayan mountains. There are over 300 Himalayan peaks that stand in series along the Everest region. Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse(8516m), Mt.Lhotse Sar(8383m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m), Mt. Nuptse(7861m), Mt. Khumbutse(6,665m) among others are popular mountains residing in Everest vista.

Weather and Temperature

Nepal’s geography has a range of elevation that measures from a mere 59 meters to 8848 meters above the sea level. Pertaining to this fact, it also has a series of climatic patterns at each elevation zone. There are 6 major climatic zones, namely:  tropical, subtropical, temperate, subalpine, alpine, and tundra/nival/trans-Himalayan. For the most part of your Everest 3 passes trek, you will be traversing on subalpine, alpine, and tundra/nival/trans-Himalayan climatic conditions. These areas have a harsh weather pattern specially during the summer(May-July) and winter(Dec-Feb) months. Summer months has harsh monsoon rain disrupting accessibility and flights to Everest region. Winter times are characterized by heavy rainfall and gloomy clouds that dwells in the area. Autumn(Sept-Nov) and Spring(March-May) months are the best time for Everest Three Passes Trekking. You will find temperature range of the stopovers in Everest 3 passes trek in the table provided below:

Stopover Spring Temperature Autumn Temperature Distance(Kms)
Lukla 5°C to 15°C 0°C to 10°C 0
Phakding 5°C to 20°C 0°C to 15°C 8
Namche Bazaar 0°C to 15°C -5°C to 10°C 11
Tengboche -5°C to 10°C -10°C to 5°C 9
Dingboche -10°C to 5°C -15°C to 0°C 10
Chhukhung -15°C to 0°C -20°C to -5°C 5
Kongma La - Lobuche -10°C to 5°C -15°C to 0°C 10
Gorak Shep / EBC -15°C to 0°C -20°C to -5°C 11
Kalapather -Dzonglha -10°C to 5°C -15°C to 0°C 15
Cho La Pass  -15°C to 0°C -20°C to -5°C 0
Dragnag -10°C to 5°C -15°C to 0°C 9
Gokyo -5°C to 10°C -10°C to 5°C 5
Gokyo Ri, 5th Lake -10°C to 5°C -15°C to 0°C 5
Renjo La Pass -15°C to 0°C -20°C to -5°C 0
Lungdhen -10°C to 5°C -15°C to 0°C 11
Namche Bazaar 0°C to 15°C -5°C to 10°C 18
Lukla 5°C to 15°C 0°C to 10°C 19
Total Distance 146 kilometers

The provided data is tentative and the temperature in Everest trekking varies a lot. It is recommended that you buy adequate warm apparels and trekking gears for your comfort. Also the roundtrip distance of Everest Three Passes Trek is 146 kilometers which is completed within a time duration of 17 days. The duration of Everest Three Passes Trek is dependent on the itinerary you choose. At Himalaya trip, our standard itinerary for Everest Three passes trek is of 17 days which includes acclimatization days and fly in, fly out days in Lukla. You can customize your itinerary based on your preference and we will design it accordingly.

Points of Attractions in Three Passes Trek of Everest

Encapsulated under Sagarmatha National Park, Everest region and its vicinity is alluring and captivating to natural enthusiasts. If you find solitude in a natural setting and ambiance, this trek will reward you handsomely. Herein highlighted are some of the major attractions of this trek that you will encounter:

Buddhist Monuments

The Sherpa group of people who reside in the Everest region follow Buddhist cult in their religious practices. You will encounter several Buddhist heritages that date back centuries before on your traverse of Everest 3 Passes. Chhortens, Stupas, Mani Walls, Inscriptions, Festivals, Monasteries are all tangible factors of Buddhist monuments. To name a few you will observe Tengboche Monastery, Thame Monastery, Khunde Monastery, Pangboche Monastery and Namche Monastery during this trek. These centuries old monasteries stand as the living evidence of Solukhumbu being a sacred Buddhist district.

High Passes

Kongma La Pass

The first pass you will encounter based on Everest Three Passes Itinerary is the Kongma La Pass. Standing tall at 5535 meters above the sea level, this pass sits in between Chukkung and Lobuche in the far eastern reach of Everest region. The western base of this pass is cut off by Khumbu glacier right before you reach Lobuche. It is considered one of the challenging passes located in Nepal.

Cho La Pass

In between the route of Everest base camp and Gokyo valley sits another pass by the name of Cho La Pass. (5420m). This is one of the Three passes in Everest Region, which you will traverse secondly (first being Kongma La Pass). Cho La Pass is technically daunting and strenuous. As you hike up from Dzongla, you will encounter a steeply inclined section which takes you to the top of the pass. The western base of Cho La Pass is settled by Ngo Zumba Glacier and Gokyo Lakes. The view that you will gaze at from the top of this pass is astounding.

Renjo La Pass

The third and the final pass of the Everest Three Passes Trekking is Renjo La Pass. You will encounter this pass after reaching the Gokyo valley and move further up ahead towards Lungdhen village for your return journey. It is the westernmost pass of this trekking and reaches the elevation of 5360 meters above sea level. The climb to this pass from the Gokyo side is much steep and inclined relative to the descent towards Lungdhen. 

Waterbodies

Dudh Koshi River

Dudh Koshi river is the major river system that cuts through Solukhumbu district to reach Saptakoshi river system on the south. It is also famous for being the highest elevated river in the world which originates from the Everest range glacier. For the most part of Everest region trekking you will encounter this river multiple times.

Imja River

Imja River is a tributary of Dudh Koshi river. It originates from Imjatse or Island Peak that sits in the eastern reach of Solukhumbu district. You will first encounter this river in between Tengboche and Dingboche where a suspension bridge has been hung above. This river collects its water from Imja Glacier in the Dingboche valley.

Gokyo Lakes

Located at elevations ranging from 4000 to 5000 meters in Sagarmatha National Park, the Gokyo Lakes are oligotrophic water bodies. This assemblage consists of six main lakes, with Lake Thonak being the largest and Gokyo Cho (Dudh Pokhari) serving as the primary one. While the initial five lakes commonly attract trekkers, the sixth is often neglected due to its elevated position and mysterious, abyssal nature.

Significantly, the Gokyo Lakes system extends beyond these six, including an additional 19 lakes and wetlands. This entirety was recognized as a Ramsar site in 2007. The Gokyo Lakes trek stands out as a popular choice in the Khumbu region, promising an extraordinary journey.

The Everest Three Passes trek can be done in both clockwise and anticlockwise manner with the trail separating from Namche Bazaar.

Note: Due to the air traffic in Kathmandu Airport, All the flight will be operate from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap in the peak season from March, April, May, and October and November. Other time of the year, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.

Three Passes Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2610m, 8km or 3-4 hours walk).

Day 02: Trek Phakding - Namche Bazar (3440m, 11km or 5-6 hours walk).

Day 03: Acclimatization day.

Day 04: Trek Namche - Tengboche (3860m, 9km or 5-6 hours walk).

Day 05: Trek Tengboche - Dingboche (4410m, 11km or 4-5 hours walk).

Day 06: Trek Dingboche - Chhukhung (4730m, 5km or 2-3 hours walk).

Day 07: Acclimatization day ( Hike to Chhukhung Ri or Island Peak Base Camp).

Day 08: Chhukhung -Kongma La Pass (5535m) - Lobuche (4910m, 16km or 7-8 hours walk).

Day 09: Trek Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5140m, 11km or 7-8 hours walk) and Hike to Everest Base Camp (5364m).

Day 10: Gorak Shep - Climb up to Kalapather (5550m) close view of Mt. Everest - Dzongla (4830m, 15km or 6-7 hours walk).

Day 11: Trek Dzongla - Chola Pass (5420m) - Dragnag (4700m, 10km or 7-8 hours walk).

Day 12: Trek Dragnag - Gokyo (4790m, 5km or 3 hours walk).

Day 13: Climb up to Gokyo Ri (5330m) and 5th Lake

Day 14: Trek Gokyo - Renjo La pass (5368m) - Lungdhen (4380m,11km or 7-8 hours walk).

Day 15: Trek Lungdhen - Thame - Namche (3440m, 18km or 6-7 hours walk).

Day 16: Trek Namche - Lukla (2840m, 19km or 6-7 hours walk).

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu

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Everest Three Passes Trek Details Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus depending on group size.
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance fee.
  • One English speaking government certificate holder trekking guide and trekkers 2:1 porter.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu by flight tickets with departure tax.
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Guide and porters , equipment, meals, salary , accommodation, insurance etc.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • Local fresh fruit like pomegranates and apple etc.
  • Duffel Bag.
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter (we use every day to check your oxygen level and pulse in your body to avoid high risk ).
  • Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
  • All official expenses and 13% Government VAT.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Your trekking gears.
  • All the drinks such as tea, coffee ,coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Tips for your guide and porters etc.

Group Joining dates & Prices

PRICE STARTS FROM

USD 1649 1499

Per Person


We Offer Group discount

No of PAX Price / PP
2-4 1499
5-9 1449
More than 10 1399

Three Passes Trek Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 5 Reviews
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Edyta Everest 3 High Passes Trek

Edyta
Poland, October 2023

Excellent 3 Passes Trek Experience

I would like highly recommend Harka, as a great organiser of our trek. He managed fit to all our requirements (tiing, places we would like to see and hike during the trekking). Moreover, he took care of us even once our private staying in Kathmandu (transfers, checking if we are fine, helping to find a driver for additional sightseeing we wanted to have).

Last, but not least: we are sooo greatful to our great guide (Ramesh) during our trek and Depak (our porter). With this team, the trek was real pleasure and magnificent experiance. Ramesh was always taking care of our health and condition, trying to find best rooms in teahouses and best spots during aclimatization time. Once - due to health conditions - we were not able to finish the trek as planned - he was fully supportive to change the plan and adapt it to our capabilities.

Ramesh and Depak were the best team we could have during our trek (Everest base camp and Island Peak base camp with Depak was a great experience with a lot of fun!).


Poland, October 2023
cho la pass trekking

Thomas
Australia, October 2022

Jirri to base camp and the 3 passes

Brilliant, fantastic and breathtaking - go the team Jay, Bikas and Meshak treated us like kings. My 4th trek with them and they are still the best in Nepal. 21 days of trekking and everyday something else to tick of the bucket list we started in the rhododendron forests and ended at the 5550 myr passes climbing up close to a rock face, walked on snow covered glaciers and around pristine high altitude lakes. Always being looked after by the team from hidden treks - will be back fir another trek in 4 years I can’t wait and can’t reckomrnd these guys hug enough 👍👍👍👍


Australia, October 2022
everest view from renjo la pass

Bryan
Australia, October 2018

mad dogs and english men – Jiri – base camp – 3 passes

what can I say...

3 treks in one for a group of mates from across the world

Harka organized the trek we asked for, but he didn't tell us we were actually doing 3 treks in one

we did the Jirri to base camp trek adding 5 days to avoid flying into Lukla airport then the 3 "killer" passes as well

Jay was a legend and fantastic guide who we had when we did the Manaslu circuit so no problems there, Bickas was a great porter and again the language barrier was not an issue and we all got on fantastically

I can't fault Harka and his team as they look after you from the moment you arrive at the airport to dropping you off for your flights home

this is the 3rd time we have been trekking in Nepal, all treks with Harka and we will be back in a couple of years for more adventures

Harka has built a great family business and all the other trekkers we met that were using him had all done multiple treks with him, so that is how you determine a good business the return trade and yes we will be returning again

Go Harka and his team from Himalaya Trip.


Australia, October 2018
Mt. Everest view from Gokyo Ri

Logan
New Zealand, April 2015

Amazing company and people! Best company for Three High Passes trek to EBC and Poon Hill treks!

In April we booked the Three High Passes trek to EBC with Himalaya Trip after glowing recommendations from one of our friends, and had one of the best trips of our lives thanks to our guide Jayandra, and The rest of Harka's team!

At all times we had complete confidence in them and have become great friends. They helped us buy gear upon arriving in Kathmandu, handled all the flights to Lukla and made sure at all times we were ok with altitude and energy etc.. Our guide Jay was awesome, and even when heavy snow met us on our descent from Gorak Shep, Jay and another guide Om from the same company were there helping us and all others on the mountain down the slippery tracks - great guys.

We were so happy with their tours we immediately booked another 5 day trek in the Annapurna region to Poon Hill a day after our EBC trek. There we had great food, saw the sunrise at Poon Hill and sat in natural hot springs next to a river in the rainforest with thunder and lightning overhead. An amazing experience and the best Dal Bhat!

Even after the earthquakes, the selflessness of the Nepalese and Himalaya Trip continued to amaze us. If you are interested in visiting Nepal and doing any treks, PLEASE contact Himalaya Trip and support these great people. Nepal is a beautiful country and these guys will help you have the best time!


New Zealand, April 2015
Everest View from Gokyo 5th Lake

Michelle
USA, October 2012

Personalized Everest

A group of 4 of us traveled with Harka on a 15-day trek in the Everest region. Harka was very accommodating in letting us customize our trip based on the group's preferences. We went over 3 high passes, up 2 small mountains, to clear mountain lakes, and Everest base camp. We had a great adventure that I would highly recommend.


USA, October 2012
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Three Passes Trek Info

Everest Three Passes Route

Everest Three Passes Trek route begins from Lukla and ascends to Namche Bazaar, a vibrant Sherpa settlement that unveils a world of its own. The trail then ascends through a semi-arid landscape, promising a thrilling journey on the Everest high passes trek. The initial challenge unfolds at Kongma-La Pass, standing tall at 5535 meters, with the ascent commencing from Chukkung. Prepare for a rigorous 5-hour climb, best initiated in the early morning. The adventure continues with a visit to Everest Base Camp, followed by a return to Gorakshep.

Next on the agenda is the ascent to the majestic Kalapathhar peak, reaching an impressive 5,555 meters, before progressing towards Dzongla. Chola Pass (5420m) emerges as a significant milestone on the trail between Dzongla and Thagnak. Continuing the journey, we trek to the pristine Gokyo Lake and conquer yet another pass, Renjo La Pass (5345m). The Everest Three Passes trek culminates with this traverse, leading the way back to Lukla. This thrilling adventure promises not only breathtaking landscapes but also a test of endurance, making it a memorable odyssey through the heart of the Everest region.


Difficulty of Everest Three Passes Trek

You might be wondering how difficult Everest 3 Passes Trek is. The difficulty of Everest Three Passes Trek is believed to be grueling and challenging. It is paramount to have prior high altitude himalayan trekking experience before embarking on this endeavor. The elevated landmass, remoteness of the area, duration of the trek and secluded location contributes for a challenging Everest 3 Passes Trek traverse. The difficulty level of any trek also depends upon the age, prior experience, fitness level and mental strength of the trekker. Anyone who is physically and mentally unstable might have difficulty to successfully complete the trek.

Additionally, someone who is a beginner to Himalayan trekking will also have a tough time making the traverse. It is recommended that you begin your fitness regimen at least a month prior to your travel dates to be in shape and comfortably complete the journey. That being said, we have had clients over the age of 60 who have successfully completed the trek of Everest Three Passes.


​Guides and Porters of Everest Three Passes Trek

Trekking guides and porters play a crucial role in ensuring a successful trekking adventure, and when you embark on the Everest High Passes Trek with Himalaya Trip, you can trust that your trekking guide is not only licensed and government registered but also possesses extensive experience in the Himalayas. We prioritize local guides who are intimately familiar with the area, providing you with invaluable insights about the surroundings and expertly navigating the trail.

Throughout your trek, dedicated porters will accompany you. Each porter is assigned to carry a maximum of 20-25 kilograms of baggage, serving two individuals at most. This ensures a more comfortable and enjoyable trekking experience for you. If you have specific language preferences for your guide, feel free to inquire with us, and we will make the necessary arrangements to accommodate your needs.


Three Passes Trek Permits

Permits required for Everest Three Passes Trek include 2 different permits. These include Sagarmatha National Park Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. The Everest region is enclosed by Sagarmatha National Park which was established in 1976. The local governing body of Everest region after Lukla is Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality which demands for a separate entry permit.

Sagarmatha National Park Permit:
This entry permit to Sagarmatha National Park can be obtained in Kathmandu or at the entry gate of the national park at Monjo (Day 2). Sagarmatha National Park permit costs Nrs.3000 (Approx $30) per person. This national park is a UNESCO Heritage Site and your permit cost goes towards preservation of the ecosystem of the area.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit:
The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, situated in the northern part of the Solukhumbu district, has jurisdiction over this area. To gain access, a one-time entry fee of Rs. 2000 (Approx $20) per person is required, and this permit can be acquired in Lukla.

While the national park permit can be obtained in Lukla, Monjo, and Namche or in Kathmandu, securing the Khumbu permit can only be obtained at Lukla or Monjo. You will need to provide 2 passport sized photograph and a copy of your passport to obtain these permits.
Dealing with the various permits and paperwork can be daunting in an unfamiliar location. This is where Himalaya Trip comes into play – we are here to assist you in planning your entire trek, including obtaining all the necessary permits and managing the paperwork on your behalf.


Meals during Everest Three Passes Trek

Throughout your Everest Passes trek, your meals will be prepared at the teahouses. Lunch breaks will be taken in midpoint villages, while dinners and breakfasts will be served at the respective tea houses where you stay. The teahouses offer a variety of food options, primarily featuring basic Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine. Additionally, continental dishes are part of the menu as well. We highly recommend trying the traditional "Dal Bhat," a Nepalese set meal comprising rice, lentil soup, curries, and pickle. This dish is favored by many trekkers due to its nutritional value and satisfying nature. If you have specific food requirements or preferences, please inform us, as teahouses also offer pasta, noodles, pies, and other delightful treats. Inquire with us to know more about meals during Everest Three Passes trek.


​Accommodation during Everest 3 Passes Trek

The route of Everest Three Passes trek is adorned with quaint teahouses, as the locals have transformed their homes into lodges. Throughout your trek, you'll encounter numerous mountain lodges, offering essential respites. Typically constructed with wooden structures, these houses feature rooms accommodating 2-6 people, and standard facilities include quilts, mattresses, and pillows. Teahouses in Everest trekking are equipped with power access for charging electronics. While WiFi availability varies, hot showers often incur an additional cost. Everest Three Passes trekking package from Himalaya Trip ensures comprehensive accommodation throughout your trekking days, with a commitment to securing the best available services in the region.


​Everest Three Passes Trek Map`

A comprehensive map can prove invaluable for trekkers undertaking the Everest 3 Passes Trek.. A map offers detailed insights into the geography, landscape, route, points of interest, and stopping points along the journey. By consulting such a map, you can meticulously plan your schedule and itinerary in advance, ensuring you're well-prepared for the upcoming terrain. Himalaya Trip provides Everest Three Passes Trek Map which is a useful resource that includes valuable tips, covering information on teahouses, landmarks, potential landslides, river crossings, and other crucial factors. Our all inclusive Everest Three Passes Trek Package includes a detailed map which we will provide before your departure from Kathmandu.


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

We organize this trek every day in whole year. But if you are planning to do this trek at the best time. We recommend you following time.

  • Winter (December – February): This is coldest time of the year. It will be difficult to trek because of there will be heavy snow. The route will be closed.
  • Spring (March – May): This is best time to trek on EBC trek. You will have wonderful weather with warm temperature. You will also have chances to see the Rhododendron flowers.
  • Summer (June – August): This is monsoon in Nepal. There is chances of raining every day and it will be cloudy. There is chances to cancel the flight. The rain poncho or rain jacket is needed.
  • Autumn (September – November): This is another best time to do this trek. After the raining season. It will be fresh and clear weather will be appear. It will be warm temperature.

What foods can we expect during the trek?

The Lodges have Menu; you will have your own choice. The foods are hygienic. But it is not like cities foods. Non-veg food are not recommend. It is not hygienic.

  • Breakfast: Simple Breakfast (Eggs any item hasbrown potato, toast or Gurung or Tibetan Bread, Pancake, Muesli, Oat Porridge etc.)
  • Lunch: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dinner: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy or pickle, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dessert: Fresh Fruit (Apple, orange, pomegranates, Banana with any seasonal fruit) serve as sweet dessert.

Note: All the drinks soft, hot, hard drinks are not included.


Do you have a packing list for the trek?

  • Trekking boots (If new boots are purchased, “break them in” to avoid blisters) and spare laces
  • Hat (Warm),scarf and gloves
  • Trousers (Warm trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (To wear in the camp at night or when your boots are wet).
  • Shorts and trousers
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear(three pairs)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long sleeved shirt with collar (long sleeved – shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.)
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen (SPF 20+) and lip bal
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Iodine ,water-purification tablets or filter
  • Insect repellent ( for lower elevation)
  • Stuff sacks
  • Earplugs
  • Back pack
  • Sleeping back and silk liner
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight),spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag
  • Crampon
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Camera ,memory card and battery charger( spare batteries)
  • Books and magazines
  • Trekking poles
  • Quick- drying camp towel
  • Day pack (This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day e.g. toilet items,cameras, towel, soap, chocolate bar etc.)
  • 2-4 large plastic bags: to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
  • Personal medical supplies


Everest Three Passes Trek FAQs

Kongma la pass 5535m is the highest pass of the three passes trek. But you will also visit Kalapather 5550m which is the highest elevation gain on this trek.


Important Note

Available of the trip

We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.

Travel Insurance

The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have.  If you are doing short  and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.

Last Minute booking

Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months.  Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.

Tipping

Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.

Safety

When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour  / Climbing guide and experience porters.

Extra personal expenses

For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.

Nepal visa

Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.

Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer

We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.

Group joing and Fixed departure

Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request. 

Luggage store

You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free luggage store services. It is more convenient to store at your Hotel.

Responsible travel

  • Ask permission to photograph people.
  • Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
  • Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
  • Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.

Domestic flight

Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.

Trek Booking

For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App  and 20% deposit.

Why Himalaya Trip ?

  • Fast response
  • Small group private trek
  • Safety is top priority
  • Recommended on TripAdvisor
  • Tailor made itinerary
  • Seasonal package
  • 200 plus  trekkers take service every year
  • 30-40% repeated customer

 

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