Everest High Passes Trek - 21 Days

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Trip Info

  • Duration

    21 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    5545 m

  • Difficulty

    difficult

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private vehicle, Flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

  • Region/Type

    Everest Khumbu Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Everest High Passes Trek Overview

Everest High Passes Trek is a popular trekking route in the Himalayas among adventure lovers who strive to escape into the isolated Everest region. This trek is also popularly known as the Everest Three Passes Trek as it includes the trek across three high passes named Kongma La Pass (5535 m), Cho La Pass (5300 m), and Renjo La Pass (5340m). 

This 21-day adventurous journey is ideal for those adventure seekers wanting to experience trekking to the high Himalayas routing through isolated valleys, traditional communities, and vast landscapes. In addition to taking the trekkers through the scenic and challenging passes, the route also follows Everest Base Camp and includes exciting hikes to the popular viewpoint of the region such as Kala Patthar, Chhukung Ri, and Gokyo Ri. The Khumbu Glacier which is the largest glacier, the Ngozumpa Glacier which is the longest glacier in Nepal, and the serene Gokyo Lakes add more challenges as well as excitement to this trek.

The entire route, day-end destinations, the passes, and the viewpoints all offer the amazing view of Mount Everest (8848 m), Mount Ama Dablam (6812 m), Mount Lhotse (8516 m), Mount Nuptse (7861 m), Mount Cholatse (6440 m), Mount Makalu (8485) and many other Everest Region’s Himalayas.  

Besides trekking to this high rugged landscape of the High passes, you get to explore the culture & traditions of the Sherpas as the trail passes through Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Dzongla, and many others. Additionally, you will get to spend two nights in the lovely Gokyo Valley and stand by the immaculate Gokyo Lakes. 

The trek starts from Lukla and goes up through Namche Bazar and goes to the base camp; this part is also included in the usual Everest Base Camp trek. However, the difference is made by the main attractions in this unique trek in Nepal - the three passes which are all more than 5000 m high.

After this extremely adventurous trek, the route leads back to Lukla for the scenic short flight back to Kathmandu. The trek allows travelers to explore the Everest region to the fullest. You get to experience and witness everything the Khumbu region has to offer.

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Everest High Passes Trek Highlights 

  • Great opportunity to cross the three high passes of the Khumbu region in one journey
  • A journey to the Everest Base Camp through a unique path unlike the usual one
  • Explore the famous Gokyo Village and Gokyo Lakes
  • Exciting day hikes to the popular and scenic viewpoints of Everest such as Kalapatthar, Chhukung Ri  & Gokyo Ri Peaks
  • Traverse past dozens of Sherpa Villages with a distinct culture 
  • Stunning mountain views and Khumbu glacier
  • Get a glimpse of the entire Khumbu region
  • Discover Nepal’s largest Khumbu and the longest  Ngozumpa glaciers respectively 
  • Get insight into the distinct Tibetan Buddhism, unique Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle 
  • Savor the delicious local cuisines and hospitality 
  • Trekking inside the UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha National Park 
  • Encounter the rare flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Experience one of the least-traveled route in the famous Everest Region 

Everest High Passes Trek Difficulty

Everest High Passes Trek which is also known as Everest Three Passes Trek is determined as one of the most difficult treks in the Himalayas with many technical climbs. It includes crossing the three high passes above 5000 meters, and side trips to Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Chhukung Ri, and Gokyo Ri. And on average, trekkers must walk 5-7 hours every day for 17 days on rocky ridges, glacial plains, snowy regions, and difficult terrain with steep ascents and descents. As a result, the more physically fit you are and mentally determined, the more pleasant and pleasurable the trek will be. So, we suggest the trekkers engage in cardio workout routines, backpack hikes, yoga, and meditation and maintain their diet months prior to this journey. 

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) also called altitude sickness is one of the major challenges during high-altitude journeys. So, there are chances of being a victim of AMS during this Everest High Passes Trek. Acclimatization plays the biggest role in avoiding mountain sickness. Hence, we have designed an itinerary that includes plenty of required days and hikes for acclimatization purposes. Likewise, keeping yourself hydrated is one of the major prevention. Carrying some altitude sickness medicines such as Diamox will also be helpful. And, we always suggest you inform your guide immediately if you see any symptoms. 

The extreme weather conditions and temperature can also make your journey more difficult. The weather in the high altitude is unpredictable but there are times when you can make the trek successful without many hurdles. So, when considering doing Everest High Passes Trek, make yourself learn about the weather conditions and the best time for the trek. 

Best Time to do Everest High Passes Trek 

The optimum seasons for Everest Three Passes Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The skies are clear, the weather is the most consistent, temperatures are pleasant and the views are the most beautiful during these seasons. 

Everest High Passes Trek in spring 

During spring, the route offers breathtaking vistas of ice-capped mountains, vibrant hills, and vast Himalayan pastures. Rhododendron and other spring flowers are in full bloom in the lower areas, enhancing the beauty of the surroundings. There will be endless views of snow-covered mountain ranges above Namche Bazaar because the Himalayan region experiences considerable snowfall in the winter. The days are sunny, warm, bright, and longer, which is ideal for trekking. 

Everest High Passes Trek in autumn 

Autumn has an open and clear blue sky with bright and sunny days. The trekking routes grow drier after the wet monsoon and the weather stabilizes. The hills appear lush and green and the mountains show their best faces after the drenching monsoon season. The temperature is often around 20 degrees Celsius during the day and as low as 5 degrees Celsius at night below 3500 meters altitude. But in the higher region, the day temperature can reach 20°C and night can drop below the freezing point.

Everest High Passes Trek in monsoon 

Similar to other treks in the Himalayas, for the Everest Three Passes Trek, the months of monsoon (June to August) are regarded as off-peak times. During these months, the weather is tough and the trekking trails become muddy and hazardous due to excessive rainfall. In addition, landslides and river floods could obstruct hiking trails. Our trekking adventure is further made unpleasant by bugs like leeches. 

Everest High Passes Trek in winter

The winter months of December, January, and February are another off-season period. The temperature is very dry, harsh, and unpleasant to trek. In addition, heavy snowfall during the winter can withstand a lot of disruptions. Similarly, due to the bitter cold, teahouses and lodges at higher elevations may close. Also, the passes are filled with a height of snow making the trek unsuccessful. 

Permits to do Everest High Passes Trek 

Everest High Passes Trek requires the following permits:

1. Sagarmatha National Park Fee

2. Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Municipality Permit

Note: Both of these permits are included in the Himalayan Trekkers’ Everest High Passes Trek Package.

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Hotel

Max Altitude: 1350 M

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from the Himalayan Trekkers will greet you and escort you to your designated hotel. After you have rested for a bit, we will have a short discussion session regarding your Everest High Passes Trek. Then, in the evening we will stroll around Thamel Street where you can get a glimpse of the local’s lifestyle. Thamel is the biggest tourist hub in Kathmandu where you can find anything from trekking gears to places to sleep. You will also get to view many temples and monuments on the corners of this street. Thaiti & Kathey Swoyambhu are some of the notable monuments here. 

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing & Trek Preparation

🕑 Full Day in Kathmandu

Max Altitude: 1350 M

Early in the morning, the staff from Himalayan trekkers will meet you to collect your passport copy and photographs (if not sent via email) for the preparation of the Trekking permit and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. After breakfast, you will be taken on a half-day sightseeing trip to Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. Both are UNESCO world heritage sites that are religiously, culturally, and historically significant. 

Boudhanath Stupa is the biggest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and is loved by both domestic and foreign visitors. This giant white stupa in the middle of the big mandala with Buddha’s eyes represents Tibetan Buddhism. As soon as we enter the gate of Boudhanath, we can feel the peacefulness though it is flocked with thousands of visitors along with pilgrims every day. 

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the oldest temples in Nepal and is one of the four most significant Hindu Temples in the world. There are many temples representing many Hindu gods in Pashupatinath but the biggest and the main temple is the Shiva Temple which does not allow non-Hindu visitors. It is also the site where you can observe the open-air cremation ceremony. 

In the afternoon you have some free time. So, you can go around Thamel for some last-minute shopping for the things you might need for the trek.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 3: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding

🕑 35 Minutes Flight & 3 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2600 M

After early morning breakfast, we will drive to the airport for the 35 minutes flight to Lukla. The Lukla airport also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport is one of the most adventurous airports in the world. You will get to experience the flight in a twin otter while letting you enjoy the views of the Himalayan ranges such as Cho Oyu and Everest. 

Upon reaching Lukla we will start our Everest Three Passes Trek. Today’s destination will be Phakding village which requires a fairly 3 hours easy walk with an amazing view of the landscape and Himalayas such as Kusum Kanguru. You can spend the remainder of the day strolling around the village and interacting with the locals. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar

🕑 5/6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 3440 M

We start the trek after breakfast with the crossing of the Dudh-Koshi River. With occasional ups and down, we will reach the village of Monjo in a couple of hours. After completing the formalities at the gate of the Sagarmatha National Park’s office, you will walk ahead to the Jorsalle village. We will eat our lunch around here and after another 4-hour walk from here and we will be in the popular Namche Bazaar. The trail from Jorsalle to Namche has a nice view of the mountains such as Kwande peak; Kusum Kanguru & Mt. Everest. You can also see mountains such as Nuptse, Lhotse, and Taweche peak from some places.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

🕑 Full Day Around in Namche

Max Altitude: 3440 M

This is a free day so you can rest and acclimatize before you head towards the higher altitude. Namche Bazaar is the most developed town and the commercial hub in the Everest Region. This place has some nice restaurants, bakeries, cafes, pubs, and cheap to luxurious accommodation options with WI-FI, private bathrooms, and hot shower services. 

There are many things and side trips that will keep you occupied for the day. Hiking to Syangboche and Everest View Hotel is the most popular day trip in Namche. Everest View Hotel is the world’s highest located hotel surrounded by the Himalayas in all directions. Another popular side trip here is to visit the nearby Khumjung Village and Kunde Village where you will get to discover the Yeti Skull and Hillary Hospital and School. Or you can combine these two trips at one if you are interested and have the determination. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche

🕑 5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 3867 M

We leave Namche Bazaar after breakfast and start walking on an easy trail to the Tenzing Memorial Stupa. The vistas are breathtaking, and the side hill views are mesmerizing along the route. We will travel the twisting paths while passing through a number of Mani walls and Chortens. You can look right into the river at Phunki Thanga just before crossing a suspension bridge to see the seven prayer wheels being spun by the water's force. From here, we keep going till we reach Tengboche. 

In Tengboche, we will visit the Tengboche Monastery which is the largest monastery in the Everest Region. This monastery is one of the must-see attractions in the Everest Region because of its exquisite interior and exterior design. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche

🕑 5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4410 M

The walk starts with a decent downhill to the lush forests filled with birch, conifers, and rhododendron trees. Today’s trek is also considered the best day on the Everest trek, as we will be rewarded with the picturesque views of the many Himalayas such as Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Makalu. 

Our trekking route goes through the Debuche and then crosses the Imja River before taking us to the Pangboche settlement. As we move to the upper Pangboche Valley, we can get a view of the Pangboche Monastery as well as the prettier views of the Himalayas such as Tabuche Peak. We continue towards the Imja Valley from where we make the climb to the Dingboche settlement for the night. Dingboche is a windy village decorated with chortens and colorful prayer flags. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 8: Trek to Chhukung

🕑 2 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4700 M

Today is a short trekking day. We will only walk for around 2 hours from Dingboche to Chhukung. Our trek starts and goes along stone-walled pastures with the pleasant mountainous terrain. We walk through the Imja Vally which offers breathtaking views of Lhotse and Ama Dablam. As we continue, we will eventually arrive at Bibre which is a Yak Herdsman’s camp. The step rock and snowy south face of the pyramidal Imja Tse provide stunning scenery. There are cold streams that cross the trail up ahead. Finally, after a 30-minute trek from Bibre, we reach Chhukung.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 9: Acclimatization Day at Chhukung (Hike to Chhukung Ri)

🕑 6/7 Hours Trip

Max Altitude: 4700 M

It is strongly advised to take a second scheduled rest day in Chhukung for greater acclimatization before heading up the first pass. For the acclimatization purpose, we will take an exciting hike to Chhukung Ri (5540 M). The peak of Chhukung offers a beautiful view of Ama Dablam, Imja Tse, Nuptse, Makalu, Lhotse, Cholaste, Tawache peak, Kantega peak, Thamserku, and Baruntse. Unlike other viewpoints such as Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri, Mount Everest is not seen from this top. 
We return to Chhukung for the night. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche via Kongma La Pass

🕑 7/8 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4930 M

Today is the day to come across the first pass in this Everest High Passes Trek. The pass is Kongma La Pass which is also the highest pass in the Everest Region at 5535 meters.

We start very early in the morning and start today’s conquer day. We will either choose to walk back down the valley to Bibre and follow a high track above the Niyang Khola, or we can choose to climb over the hill northwest of Chhukung over the moraine of the Nuptse Glacier depending upon the situation. 

After around five hours of leaving Chhukung, the trail ascends through rocky scree to reach the Kongma La. As we ascend, we can see a cairn that is marked by prayer flags which is the Kongma La Pass. We spend the required amount of time at the pass admiring nature. The Kongma La Pass awards us mesmerizing views of the Himalayan ranges such as Nuptse and Lhotse, and the village of Lobuche. 

From the pass, we start the last descent towards Lobuche which begins with a climb over a moraine. We pass by the frozen lakes and the Khumbu Glacier with amazing landscape views.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5180m) (7 Hrs)

🕑 7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 5180 M

We head up to Everest Base Camp today. (5364M) The first-hour walk is gradual up the valley at the end of the grassy field.  A short downhill reaches Gorakshep located on the flat field below Kalapatthar (5,545m) and Mt. Pumori (7,145m). We leave our luggage at the lodge in Gorakshep and start the trek to Everest Base Camp. The trail from Gorakshep is quite difficult due to the numerous ups and downs and the altitude. We will reach the base camp after a three-hour trek where we will be treated to a stunning panorama of the Khumbu glacier and icefall. 

After an enjoyable time on the lap of Mount Everest, we will walk back to Gorakshep for the overnight stop.(5180M)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 12: Hike to Kala Patthar & Trek to Dzongla

🕑 7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4830 M

We set off on our journey to Kala Patthar (5545m) early in the morning to take in the breathtaking sights of the sun rising over Mount Everest and to stay out of the intense midday winds. Kala Patthar is one of the best viewpoints in the Everest Region for a close-up view of the Himalayas including Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lhotse. In fact, it is much better than EBC to view Everest. 

The route to the viewpoint is also equally scenic with the familiar peaks of Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Everest, and Nuptse tower. After taking in the breathtaking Himalayan scenery, we return back to Gorakshep and continue on to Dzongla, for the night. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 13: Trek to Thangnak (4700m) via Cho La Pass (5420m) (6-7hrs)

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4700 M

Today’s journey is quite challenging as we will be crossing the second pass, Cho La Pass at 5420 meters. 

The journey begins when we pass through a spur that extends from Dzongla to the west. Our path traverses the inclining and large rock boulders. Although the climbing is challenging, the views of the trail ahead and the glacier are magnificent. The final climb to the Cho La Pass is a little bit tricky and as we reach there, we can see the stone cairns decorated with colorful prayer flags. The pass is surrounded by the majestic Himalayas in all directions. 

After spending some time at the pass, we will start to descend through the path leading us to Thangnak village for the night. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo

🕑 2/3 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4790 M

Stepping out of the Thangnak settlement, we are greeted by fabulous mountain views. After a brief hike, the trail leads us to the Ngozumpa Glacier's edge, which is Nepal's longest glacier. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we get a view of the second of the Gokyo lakes on a series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we finally give rest to our tired bodies for a night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 15: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5483m) & back to Gokyo (3-4 hours)

🕑 3/4 Hours Hike

Max Altitude: 4790 M

Today, we ascend to the Gokyo Ri (5483 M) and take in the breathtaking panorama of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m), and Gychung Kang (7922m) as well as the enormous Ngozumba Glacier and upper Gokyo Valley. We return to the village via some of the valley’s lakes.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 16: Trek to Lungden via Renjo La Pass

🕑 7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4300 M

Today is the day to traverse through the last pass on this Everest High Passes Trek. The Renjo La Pass (5340 M) journey is full of adventure and excitement. 

We start our trek after early morning breakfast alongside Dudh Pokhari. The ascent to the Pass from Goryo village can be strenuous but the view from the pass will reward us. We can see that the Makalu and Everest dominate the eastern skyline, with numerous unnamed ranges offering amazing vistas. 

Then our trail descends from the pass via a stone stairway and then over some loose scree to get to the south side of Angladumba Tsho Lake. We will get the opportunity to view Relama Tsho Lake and Renjo Lake en route. We keep trekking until we reach Lungden for the night. 
Note: We can further trek for 1 hour and reach Marlung for the night. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 17: Trek to Thame

🕑 4 Hours walk

Max Altitude: 3800 M

We leave Lungden after breakfast and start the trek downwards to the beautiful village of Thame. As the trail goes ahead, we will see plenty of prayer flags and Mani (prayer stones) due to heavy the presence of Tibetan Buddhism in the area. You will walk past the villages such as Gonglha, Drama, and Thomde. Thomde has a monastery worth visiting. From here onwards you will walk on a steep downward path for a while and another steep climb of an hour to the village of Thame. 

From Thame, we can see stunning views of the mountains like Thamserku, Kantenga, Kusum Kanguru, etc. We spend the remainder of the day exploring the village, interacting with the locals, and visiting a monastery built around 300 years ago. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazar

🕑 4 Hours walk

Max Altitude: 3440 M

After breakfast, we leave Thame and continue our descent through a few Sherpa settlements until we reach our destination, Namche Bazaar for the night. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 19: Trek Back to Lukla

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2800 M

Today marks the conclusion of your Everest High Passes Trek. 

The last day of this great adventure is a nice walk to Lukla, enjoying the lush green scenery around. Apart from a few short uphills, the only long climb will be right before reaching Lukla which takes about an hour from the old big oak tree. On reaching Lukla, you can prepare for the last day’s dinner and party with Sherpa staff, porters, and trekking members.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 20: Fly Back to Kathmandu

🕑 35 Minutes Flight & Transfer to Hotel

Max Altitude: 1350 M

After breakfast in Lukla, we fly in the twin otter to Kathmandu enjoying the aerial views of the Himalayas and the valleys. The remainder of the day in Kathmandu is on leisure. You can visit a nice spa, go shopping, or stroll around the nearby neighborhoods of Ason and Indrachowk. In the evening, we will take you out for authentic Nepalese cuisine where you can also enjoy the cultural program. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Airport

After breakfast or 3 hours prior to your flight to your home country, we will transfer you to the airport and bid farewell. 

Meals: Breakfast

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Includes

  • All Arrival/Departure transfers on a private vehicle 
  • 3* standard category hotel accommodations on a twin/double sharing basis in Kathmandu 
  • Guided heritage sightseeing in Kathmandu with all entrance fees
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) 
  • Best Available teahouse/lodge accommodations during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner with tea/coffee, and snacks) during the trek 
  • An experienced mountain guide and required number of Sherpa porters
  • All wages, allowances, insurance, medical, and equipment for the support crew
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) 
  • All ground transfers as per itinerary
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner with a cultural show as per itinerary
  • All applicable government taxes

Excludes

  • Nepalese Visa fee
  • International airfare and departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Any charges incurred because of change in the itinerary (Early arrival from the trek, late departure, cancellation of the trek in the middle, etc.)
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, Tips, etc.
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight delay, etc.)
  • Rescue and evacuations 
  • Any expenses not included in the 'Includes' section

Accommodation

Accommodations During the Everest High Passes Trek 

Himalayan Trekkers include 3-star standard category accommodations on a twin/double sharing basis in Kathmandu in the package. However, Kathmandu has many accommodation options from hostels to heritages hotels. So, if you want to make the changes in services, we can manage it and the cost will be calculated accordingly.

Once you start the Everest High Passes Trek, you will be offered the best available teahouse/lodges/guesthouses for night stays. Please note that the services in the high-altitude regions are always limited. Your room will be on twin sharing basis with basic furniture. You may get a private bathroom, hot shower, Electricity, electric blankets, and WI-FI services in places like Lukla, Phakding, and Namche Bazaar. In fact, you can opt. for a luxurious stay in these places at an additional cost. But, beyond that, the services are very basic where you have to share the bathroom with others, pay for your hot bucket water shower, and sit under solar-powered lights. 

Meals During the Everest High Passes Trek 

Nutritional food is the fuel for trekkers on long and strenuous journeys. You will get to choose anything from traditional, regional, or national, and a few western cuisines during your Everest Three Passes Trek. The menus are wide till Namche Bazaar but as we ascend to higher altitudes the cuisine selection will get more constrained.

All three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided by Himalayan Trekkers. You will be served breakfast and dinner at the teahouse where you spend the night and lunch at the teahouse en route to the next destination. Sometimes, lunch will be on a packed basis in absence of teahouses on the way. 

In addition, we also include breakfasts during your stay in Kathmandu in this package. Lunch and dinners are excluded because Kathmandu has the widest range of options for dining in the whole country. But, we can definitely recommend the eateries once we learn your preferences. 

Drinking Water during the Everest High Passes Trek

Trekking requires constant hydration to avoid high altitude sickness. As a result, we suggest that you consume at least 3 liters of water daily while walking. 

You can purchase bottled water at the teahouses or shops along the route. However, the price tag for a bottle of water in the Himalayan region can back you from buying it. So, the best option is to carry your own portable water bottle to refill it with boiled water at the teahouses. Some teahouses might refill it for free while some expect some cash in return.  You can also refill your bottles with natural spring water or village tap water as much as you want. They are free of cost but not safe to drink directly. You have to purify it with purification tablets.

Reviews

Dobrinka

Czech Republic

Amazing experience on Everest Three Passes Trekking via Jiri!

My boyfriend and me decided an year ago to make a trip in South -East Asia and start by Nepal. Your goal was to feel closer to the great mountain but without be part of exhausting expeditions or tight scheduled program. Finally for better flexibility we were kindly assisted and took the advises from Raj and Adventure Mission Nepal to start from Shivalaya, follow the trek to Three Passes, and come back via Salleri. This helped us to get acclimatised smoothly immersing into Nepali culture in villages like Kharikhola and Taksindu. Our first high altitude challenge before Kongma La was climbing Chuckung Ri summit 5550m at sunset. It was splendid, especially observing Makalu getting on fire. On EBC going beyond the usual path by exploring the shapes of Khumbu glacier was exciting. View on Everest from Kala Pathar is majestic and memorable. Local people were friendly, creating warm atmosphere by their hospitality and nice meals around the fire. Doing the trek from mid November was an advantage as out season, there are less tourists (and the few we met became easily mates), we felt entirely the vibrations of the mountain. We definitely recommend doing this trek, which, by the way, took us 23 days.

Dong Kim

Korea

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