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Why Everest High Pass Trekking?

  • Experience stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest.
  • Pass through traditional Sherpa villages and lush Rhododendron forests.
  • Climb high-altitude passes and enjoy the challenge of higher elevations.
  • Visit the world heritage site of the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Explore the lifestyle of the Sherpa people, world-renowned climbers.
  • Enjoy the convenience of a short 30-minute flight to Lukla Tenzing Hillary airport.
  • Trek through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
  • Immerse yourself in a unique culture and tradition.
  • Learn about the history and culture of the Sherpa people.
  • Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure .

Everest High Pass Trekking Introduction:

The Everest High Pass Trekking, also known as the Three Pass Trek, is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Everest region of Nepal it involves crossing three high mountain passes - Renjo La (5,388m), Cho La (5,380m) and the Kongma La (5,535m). The trek takes you through remote and beautiful mountain scenery, including valleys, glaciers, and high mountain passes, offering breathtaking views of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest.

The trek begins from Lukla and takes you through Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorak Shep, and Kalapatthar villages. The trek passes through the Renjo La Pass, which offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers, and then through the Cho La Pass,  known for its spectacular panoramic views. Finally, the trek reaches the Kongma La pass, which offers a view of the Western Cwm and the Khumbu Glacier.

During the trek, trekkers will experience the unique culture and traditions of the Sherpa people, who are known for their hospitality and warmth. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Tengboche Monastery, one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in the region, and to explore the stunning Ngozumpa Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in Nepal.

It's important to note that the Everest High Pass Trekking is a strenuous and physically demanding trek, and it is essential to be in good physical condition, to acclimatize properly, and to take all necessary precautions to stay safe. The best time to undertake this trek is from September to November and March to May.

In conclusion, the Everest High Pass Trekking is an incredible adventure that combines breathtaking mountain scenery, unique culture, and an unparalleled sense of accomplishment. It is a trek that will challenge you physically and mentally, but will also reward you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Physical Fitness, Altitude Sickness, and Safety:

  • Physical fitness: To attempt the high-altitude trek to Everest, it is important to have a good level of physical fitness. This includes regular exercise, cardio, and strength training to prepare for the rigorous demands of the trek.

  • Altitude sickness: Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a common issue trekkers face in high-altitude areas such as the Everest region. Symptoms include headache, nausea, fatigue, and shortness of breath. To prevent AMS, it's important to acclimate gradually to the altitude and to stay hydrated. In severe cases, descent to a lower altitude is necessary.

  • Safety: Trekking in the high-altitude areas of the Everest region can be risky and it is important to take necessary precautions to ensure safety. This includes choosing an Experienced guide and trekking company, having proper gear and clothing, being aware of the symptoms of AMS, and being prepared for emergencies by carrying a first-aid kit and a means of communication. Additionally, it is important to respect the local culture and environment.

Benefits of Hiring an Independent Everest Three Passes Trekking Guide

Tailored Itinerary: I customize the trek based on your preferences, fitness level, and interests, ensuring a unique and personal experience.

➤ Flexible Schedule: Adjustments can be made on-the-go to accommodate your pace, weather conditions, or any unforeseen circumstances.

➤ Competitive Pricing: Without the overhead costs associated with larger trekking companies, I offer more competitive rates while still

➤providing high-quality guiding services.

➤ Transparent Fees: All costs are clear upfront with no hidden fees, ensuring you know exactly what you’re paying for.

➤ Cultural Insights: As a local guide, I have in-depth knowledge of the region, its culture, traditions, and history, which I can share with you along the way.

➤Language Skills: My proficiency in local languages can enhance your interactions with the local community, making your trek more enriching and immersive.

➤ First-Hand Knowledge: My extensive experience and familiarity with the Everest Three Passes trek mean I am well-prepared to handle various situations, ensuring your safety throughout the journey.

➤ Emergency Preparedness: I am trained in first aid and emergency response, and capable of managing health issues or emergencies that may arise.

➤ Eco-Friendly Practices: I promote and practice environmentally responsible trekking, minimizing our impact on the pristine landscapes of the Everest region.

➤ Support Local Economy: By hiring me, you directly contribute to the local economy, supporting local businesses and families.
Small Group Focus: I typically guide small groups or individual trekkers, providing more attention to each trekker’s needs and preferences.

➤ Dedicated Support: I am available to address any concerns or questions you may have before, during, and after the trek, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience.

➤ Hidden Trails and Spots: I can guide you to lesser-known trails, viewpoints, and cultural sites that are often overlooked by larger groups, providing a unique and enriching adventure.

➤ Customized Advice: Whether it’s the best time to visit certain spots or recommendations for local cuisine, I can offer personalized advice to enhance your trekking experience.

➤ Quick Decision-Making: As an independent guide, I can make swift decisions to adapt to changing conditions or your preferences without requiring lengthy consultations with a larger team.

➤ Personal Connection: Building a rapport with an independent guide is often easier, leading to a more enjoyable and stress-free trekking experience.

Everest High Pass Trekking required Permits & Regulations:

For the Everest Three Pass Trek, you need two specific permits. This trek is the most challenging and rewarding in the Everest region, offering spectacular views and a unique experience of the Himalayan landscape. Here’s what you need to know about the permits required:

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit:

This permit allows you to enter the Sagarmatha National Park, home to Mount Everest and many other high peaks. You can obtain this permit in Kathmandu at Bhrikuti Mandap or in Lukla. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the permit helps fund conservation efforts and infrastructure.

Pasang Lhamu Village Municipality Entry Fee:

This fee is required to enter the Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality area, which includes several villages you will pass through during your trek. The entry fee can be paid in Lukla or at checkpoints.

Both permits are essential for trekking in this region, and you can easily purchase them with your passport and local currency (Nepali Rupee). to carry enough cash, as card payments are typically not accepted in these remote areas. By obtaining these permits, you contribute to preserving the trails and natural environment of the Everest region.


Everest High Pass Trekking Outline

Day 01: Pick from the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2,860 m) and hike up to Phakding (2,660 m).

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m).

Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,890 m).

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m).

Day 08: Acclimatize at Dingboche.

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4,750 m).

Day 10: Trek from Chhukung via Khumbila pass and Labuche (4,910 m).

Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and same day walk up to base camp and back to Gorakshep (5,180 m).

Day 12: Weak up in the morning for sunrise from Kalapather without a backpack and hide down to Jongla (3850 m).

Day 13: Trek from Jongla to Gokyo via Chola pass (5,416 m).

Day 14: Weak up in the morning to see the really stunning view from Gokyo Ri (5,380 m) without backpack than after hike up to Renjola pass(5,360 m) and down to Ludden.

Day 15: Trek from Lugden to Thame (3,800 m).

Day 16: Trek from Lugden the Monjo (2,850 m).

Day 17: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,860 m).

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning.

What's included?

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/hence.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan as per Itinerary,
  • All Grounded Transportation as per program.
  • 1 expert English speaking Trekking Guide,
  • Meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) and all accommodations during the trekking.
  • A highly experienced well-trained government license holder guide, sherpa, required porters (1 porter between 2 people) and their meal, accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment.
  • Everest national park Area Project permit and TIMs (Trekkers information management system),
  • Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, and Walking Pole (if needed),
  • All government and local taxes.

What's not included?

  • Your Travel Insurance,
  • Nepal entry Visa fees,
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax,
  • Your Travel Insurance,
  • Drinks and main meals in city,
  • Tips for guide and porter and Items of a personal nature like postage and Laundry.

Note: If a group has more than 5 people, they will receive a discount. If the group has more than 10 people, with one person bringing friends, they will receive a 50% discount. For groups with more than 15 people, the trek will be free for one person.

Day by Day Itinerary

Upon arrival in Kathmandu for the 3 pass Everest trek, we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After checking into your hotel, we will provide a brief overview of the trip.

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a unique blend of ancient culture and modern-day activities. Some popular tourist spots to visit during a city tour are:

  • Pashupatinath Temple: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world.
  • Swayambhunath Stupa: Also known as the Monkey Temple, it's a Buddhist temple and pilgrimage site.
  • Boudhanath Stupa: Another UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest stupas in the world.
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square: A palace complex that was the royal palace of the Malla and Shah dynasties.

Other popular tourist spots include the Garden of Dreams, Hanuman Dhoka Palace Museum, and the National Museum of Nepal.

Flying from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860 m) is a scenic flight that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range. The flight to Lukla is known for its landing and takeoff from the short and steep runway, making it one of the most challenging yet thrilling air routes in the world.

From Lukla, a popular starting point for the trek to Mount Everest, you can hike up to Phakding (2,660 m), which takes about 3-4 hours. This trail takes you through beautiful rhododendron forests, suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, and Sherpa villages. You will get to experience the unique culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people, and get a taste of the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas.

Phakding is a small village with a few lodges, where you can rest and acclimate to the high altitude before continuing your journey.

The trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m) is a popular and well-trodden route, taking you deeper into the heart of the Himalayas. The trail continues along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, through forests of rhododendron and magnolia, and over several suspension bridges.

As you climb higher, you'll start to get glimpses of towering peaks like Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru, and you may also encounter yaks and other high-altitude wildlife. Eventually, the trail begins to switchback up the hillside, and you'll enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a protected area that's home to some of the most iconic peaks in the world.

Namche Bazaar is a vibrant, bustling town that's often considered the hub of the Everest region. With its colorful markets, traditional Sherpa architecture, and stunning views of the surrounding peaks, Namche is a great place to rest, acclimate, and soak up the unique culture and atmosphere of the Himalayas.

Namche Bazaar is a popular rest stop on the way to Mt. Everest Base Camp. It is situated at an elevation of 3420 meters, and it is the capital of the Khumbu region. Trekkers typically take a rest day here to allow their bodies to acclimatize to the high altitude. During their rest day, hikers can explore Namche and the surrounding area, such as the Sagarmatha National Park. There are also several restaurants and cafes, as well as shops and markets where trekkers can buy supplies.

Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,890 m) is a 5-6 hour journey . You will pass through Kyangjuma, Leushyasa, and Phungi Thanga before reaching Tengboche. The trek is a total of 3.5 miles and will take you through the Sagarmatha National Park. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas and the surrounding valleys. Make sure to take plenty of rest stops along the way to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude.

The trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m) takes you through some of the most stunning and breathtaking landscapes in the Everest region. The trail winds its way through lush forests, past pristine rivers and streams, and over high-altitude passes that offer panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.

One of the highlights of the trek is a visit to the Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest and most important Buddhist monasteries in the region. Here, you can observe the daily rituals of the local monks, and get a glimpse into the spiritual heart of the Sherpa people.

As you continue on to Dingboche, you'll cross a high-altitude bridge and climb up to the Imja River valley. The trail continues through alpine meadows and past the emerald green waters of the Lobuche River, before reaching the small, remote village of Dingboche. Surrounded by towering peaks and dotted with traditional stone houses, Dingboche is a beautiful and peaceful place to stop, rest, and acclimate to the high altitude before continuing your journey.

Acclimatizing at Dingboche is a good practice when trekking to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Dingboche is situated at an elevation of 4360 meters, which is higher than the elevation of Namche Bazaar, so it gives your body more time to adjust to the higher altitude. Make sure to rest and take it easy while at Dingboche, as it is important to give your body time to acclimatize. Drink lots of water and eat a healthy diet to help your body adjust. Additionally, if you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, make sure to let your guide know and take the necessary steps to ensure your safety.

Trekking from Dingboche to Chhukung (4,750 m) is a 5-6 hour journey. You will pass through Chola Pass (5420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft) before arriving at Chhukung [1]. The trek is a total of 3.5 miles, and you will be able to enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas and the surrounding valleys. Make sure to take plenty of rest stops along the way to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude, and drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet to help your body adjust.

Trekking from Chhukung (4,750 m) to Lobuche (4,910 m) via Khumbila Pass is a 5-6 hour journey. The trek is a total of 4 miles and will take you through the Khumbu region and up to an elevation of 4,910 meters. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas and the surrounding valleys. Make sure to take plenty of rest stops along the way to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude, and drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet to help your body adjust. Additionally, if you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, make sure to let your guide know and take the necessary steps to ensure your safety.

Trekking from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,180 m) and then walking up to Mt. Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep is a full day journey. The trek is a total of 7 miles and will take you up to an elevation of over 5,000 meters. It is important to take your time and rest frequently to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude. Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet to help your body adjust. Additionally, if you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, make sure to let your guide know and take the necessary steps to ensure your safety.

A morning hike to Kalapthar (5,643 m) from Gorakshep is a 2-3 hour journey. The trek is a total of 3.5 miles and will take you up to an elevation of 5,643 meters. From there, you can enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas and Mt. Everest. After enjoying the views, you can descend back to Gorakshep and then continue your trek to Dzogla (4,830 m), which is a further 3-4 hours' trek. Make sure to take plenty of rest stops along the way to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude, and drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet to help your body adjust. Additionally, if you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, make sure to let your guide know and take the necessary steps to ensure your safety.

Trekking from Dzogla to Gokyo (5,416 m) via Chola Pass is a 6-7 hour journey. The trek is a total of 7 miles and will take you through the Khumbu region and up to an elevation of 5,416 meters. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas and the surrounding valleys. Make sure to take plenty of rest stops along the way to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude, and drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet to help your body adjust. Additionally, if you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, make sure to let your guide know and take the necessary steps to ensure your safety.

This is a common itinerary for trekkers in the Gokyo Valley region of the Nepalese Himalayas. "Gokyo Ri" is a peak near the village of Gokyo that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. "Renjo La Pass" is a high mountain pass in the area that connects the Gokyo Valley to the Thame Valley. "Ludde" is likely a misspelling of "Lukla," a small town in the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal and a common starting point for treks, including the Everest Base Camp Trek. Waking up early to see the sunrise from Gokyo Ri and then hiking up to Renjo La Pass and down to Lukla is a challenging but rewarding trek that passes through some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the world.

Trekking from Lugden to Thame (3,800 m) is a 4-5 hour journey. The trek is a total of 4 miles and will take you through the Dudh Koshi Valley and up to an elevation of 3,800 meters. Along the way, you will enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas and the surrounding valleys. Make sure to take plenty of rest stops along the way to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude, drink plenty of water, and eat a healthy diet to help your body adjust. Additionally, if you feel altitude sickness, let your guide know and take the necessary steps to ensure your safety.

Trekking from Lukla to Monjo (2,850 m) via Namche Bazaar takes 4-5 days. The trek covers 40 miles through Dudh Koshi Valley, and Namche Bazaar, and reaches up to 2,850 meters high. During the journey, you'll see amazing views of the Himalayas and valleys around. It's important to take regular breaks to get used to the high altitude, drink lots of water, and eat well. If you feel signs of altitude sickness, tell your guide immediately to stay safe.

The trek from Monjo to Lukla is a popular route in the Everest region of Nepal that takes trekkers through some of the most scenic and culturally rich areas. The trail begins in Monjo, a small village at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, and descends towards Lukla.

The trail takes trekkers through picturesque villages, forests, and terraced fields, offering panoramic views. The trail also passes several tea houses and lodges, providing trekkers with opportunities to rest and recharge. As the trail descends, trekkers cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River and pass through traditional Sherpa villages, surrounded by lush vegetation.

Many trekkers prefer flying back to Kathmandu from Lukla in the morning. The flights typically leave early, around 6:30 am, and take about 25 to 30 minutes. They are usually non-stop, but occasionally a short stop at another airport. It's crucial to be aware that flight schedules can be influenced by weather and other factors. Therefore, it's wise to book tickets ahead of time and arrive at the airport promptly.

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Essential Information

​How long does the trek take?

The Everest High Pass Trek can take from 12 to 21 days, depending on the route taken.


What is the best time of year to do the trek?

The best time of year to do the trek is during the spring (April-May) and autumn (October-November), when the weather is favorable and the trails are not too slippery.


​How difficult is the trek? Answer:

The trek is challenging and requires a good level of physical fitness. Altitude sickness, harsh weather, and the potential for avalanches are all risks associated with the trek.


​What equipment do I need? Answer:

You should bring warm clothing, proper footwear, a sleeping bag, and food for the duration of the trek.


​Is it safe to do the trek alone?

It is possible to do the trek alone, but it is important to be aware of the risks involved and to plan ahead. You should make sure to tell at least one person about your plans and to be mindful of the current weather conditions before setting off.


​What kind of clothing should I bring? Answer:

You should bring warm and waterproof clothing, comfortable walking boots, and a hat and gloves. Layering your clothing is recommended, as the weather can change quickly during the trek.


​Is it possible to do the trek without a guide?

It is possible to complete the trek without a guide, but it is not recommended due to the risks involved. Having a guide is the safest way to ensure a successful and enjoyable trek.


​What kind of accommodation is available along the route?

Accommodation is available in the form of teahouses, lodges and campsites. The quality of the accommodation can vary, so it is recommended to bring a sleeping bag, just in case.


​What is the highest altitude reached during the trek?

The highest altitude reached during the trek is 5,535 meters at Kongma La pass.


​Is it possible to do the trek in reverse?

Yes, it is possible to do the trek in reverse, although it is more common to do it in the traditional direction.