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Everest 3 Passes Trek Trip Fact

Everest three pass trekking 19 days itinerary
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    Trip Style : Guided Adventure Trekking
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    Trip Difficulty : Strenuous Plus
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    Trip Guide : Local Guides
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    Destination : Everest, Nepal
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    Max Altitude : 5550 Meters (18,208Ft)
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    Daily Walking Hours : Approx. 4-6
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    Accomodation: Teahouse/Guesthouse
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    Food : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
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    Start-End : Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
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    Transport : Flight & Car/Van/Bus
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    Best Season : Feb to June September to December

Everest 3 Passes Trek Overview

Everest 3 passes trek is a challenging but amazingly beautiful trek in the Everest region. We have designed the trek itinerary for those brave adventure seekers who would wish to have a thrill-full experience. This trek is the most popular trek in this region, set amongst stunningly high Himalayan scenery.

The itinerary provides a great opportunity for trekkers as the journey includes visits to Kongma La Pass (5535m), Chola La Pass (5370m), Renzo La Pass (5338m) and other attractions like Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri, Kalapather and Everest Base Camp.

Moreover, the breathtaking landscapes, fascinating and stunning peaks, slender ridges and colorful villages, along with the culturally rich Sherpa land contribute to make Everest 3 passes trekking an unforgettable experience.

The trek starts with a scenic and terrific flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This flight will undoubtedly make your heart skip a beat when the first experience of your adventure starts with the airplane landing at Lukla’s tiny airstrip.

We spent several days trekking through the Sagarmatha National Park and the homelands of the Sherpa people, walking amongst and past the most stunning mountains.

We can enjoy an extra day at Namche Bazaar, amidst the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa land. We then pass through tranquil Gokyo Lake which is also known as Scoundrel’s viewpoint and Everest Base Camp, and then Chhukung, a small village set among the high summer grazing pastures of the region.

The rest days allow time to explore further and to acclimatize, an important factor in every trekking.

During the Everest 3 Passes trek, we will have a great chance to experience the hospitality of the Sherpa people and get an opportunity to learn more about their cultures and traditions. We also discover the picturesque villages, colourful markets, unique festivals, and legendary monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Everest (Sagarmatha) National park which is quite interesting if you are a nature lover.

Everest 3 passes hiking adventure is continuously rewarded with dramatic sights of the Himalayas including four of the world’s highest peaks; Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 m), Mt. Makalu (8481 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m) and Mt. Everest (8848m). We also get a chance to climb Kalapather at an altitude of 5545 m (from where you get the closest view of Mt. Everest) and Everest base camp (5364m)  and Khumbu Icefall.

After exploring the striking Gokyo Lake from Gokyo Ri, we cross over the Chola-la pass (5386m), heading towards the Everest Base Camp. An excursion to the fourth and fifth lakes would be an extra attraction in Gokyo Valley from where the views are exquisite.

The trek offers a sight of Ngozumpa glacier which is the largest glacier in the entire Himalayas within Nepal. The Gokyo RI is considered as one of the best viewpoints in the entire Khumbu region.

The Renjo la pass provides a lifetime opportunity of witnessing the astounding panoramic views of Everest and other mountain ranges. The Renjo La pass route is off the usual beaten track and it provides a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the Rermo Pokhari lakes on the other side, and several snow-capped peaks in the background.

After an incredible view from the Kalapathar, the trail descends following the Thame village. We then trek our way back to Phakding, then towards Lukla and finally arrive at Kathmandu.

Everest 3 passes adventure trek fitness guide

This trek is pretty much challenging, reaching heights of 5,545m, and walking for between 5 to 7 hours a day, therefore a high level of fitness is required. Nevertheless, you are able to walk at a steady pace and regular stops will be made en route each day so the physical exertion, though strenuous, is not sustained. Mount Everest region offers some of the best trekking tours in the world, with stunning scenery and magnificent mountain ranges.

And, you do not need to be an athlete to undertake either of these treks; simply requires a good level of fitness, gained from regular exercise and a sense of adventure. Better fitness will allow you to adjust with ease, leaving you to enjoy yourself and your surroundings.

We at Alpine Eco Trek suggest you begin a fitness program at least three months before the trek departure. Take part in regular activities such as joining a gym, cycling, swimming, jogging, tennis, walking and bush-walking.

Everest 3 passes trekking best time go

The best time to trek to Everest 3 Passes is between mid-February to the end of May and mid-September to mid-December when the weather conditions are suitable for this trekking. Although the pretty best time to trek to Everest 3 Passes is in October and November when it is dry and the weather is mild, although at higher altitudes the temperature still plummets below freezing at night so be well prepared.

The spring months between March and May are also the main trekking season, although the temperatures are higher and there are occasional rains in the region.

Meals plan for Everest three passes trek trip

During the Everest 3 Passes, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included. Meals at the guesthouses/ lodges are normally vegetarian and staple foods include steamed rice, vegetable curry, lentil soup, noodles, pasta, dumplings, fries, and stew. Desert is not provided, although it’s usually possible to purchase chocolate bars, biscuits, and sweets at the lodge’s bakery.

At each meal, you will be given a cup of tea or coffee and you can purchase additional drinks from the guesthouses/lodges. During the Everest 3 passes trek, mineral water is readily available to buy and the cost ranges from Rs 100 – 500 per liter depending on the altitude (the higher you are, the more things cost).

Alternatively, you can refill a bottle at guesthouses/lodges and water stations by paying a nominal fee of Rs.20-50 and using purification tablets to make it safer to drink.

Accommodation plan for Everest 3 passes adventures

Accommodations during Everest 3 Passe’s hiking expedition, we use simple Sherpa family-run tea-houses/lodges with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy wood-burning fire. Rooms are on a twin-share basis and you will need to bring your own sleeping bag. Most guesthouses/lodges have shared bathroom facilities (particularly during Everest 3 passes trek) and you would not always have access to a shower.

When there is no shower facility you will be given a bucket of hot water to wash. The guesthouses/lodges usually charge for this service though we offer it complimentary on all high adventure treks. If you need to charge the battery of your camera or mobile phone and etc, the guesthouses/lodges might charge a small amount of money which you can pay them directly.

You need to understand that when you are trekking you will be away from civilization and the comforts of home. It is an adventure holiday. Despite the lack of facilities, these guesthouses/ lodges certainly have a rustic charm. Most are blessed with breathtaking views and are family-run operations, offering a great insight into the daily life of the Himalayan people and their culture and tradition.

What to expect at Everest 3 passes adventure?

Nepal is a small beautiful Himalayan kingdom. It is a developing country with limited infrastructure. Coupled with this and ever-changing weather conditions and it is no surprise that at times there can be delays or cancellations of treks and tours.

This may take the form of flight delays due to the low cloud in the mountains or foggy weather in Kathmandu. The road network in Nepal is quite congested in the major cities too and suffers from poor maintenance on some routes again causing delays and a rough ride from time to time.

Whilst Kathmandu has a good choice of high-quality hotels, in other areas hotels and facilities are not as high as western standards. Alpine Eco Trek tries to solve any unforeseen problems but patience and understanding should be included when packing. Bear in mind that tourism is still relatively new to these wonderful Himalayan regions, things do not always go smoothly and a sense of adventure is a must.

Trip Highlights

  • Join a pre-trip orientation in Kathmandu
  • Receive a trek bag (Alpine Eco Trek’s duffel bag)
  • Experience a wonderful flight to and from Lukla
  • Explore the Sherpa culture and colorful villages
  • Visit a Sherpa museum in Namche Bazaar
  • Enjoy the panoramic view from Everest view hotel
  • Visit the world-famous Tengboche monastery
  • Explore high passes over 5000 meters: Chhukung Ri, Kongma La pass, Kalapather, EBC, Chola pass, Gokyo Ri, Renjo La pass, all in one trek.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Rest of the time will be on your own. In the evening, Mr. Ram (the owner of our company) will come to meet you and provides a short brief about your great trek to Everest 3 passes. Overnight at hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: Bed and Breakfast
  • itinery-iconPlace: Kathmandu
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1,350m

We have early breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,860), a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After an adventurous 35minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight at guest house in Phakding.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Lukla,Phakding
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,860m,2,640m

We start our trek after a hot and warm breakfast at hotel, today’s walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked in order to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs as well. A descend and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. Now, as we climb up hill towards Namche Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains will be viewed closely. We stop at Chautara to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region. Overnight at hotel in Namche bazaar.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Namche Bazaar
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,445m

We have two days rest in this trek, and today is the first of Scheduled acclimatization days. We recommend you to stay active and moving during the rest days instead of being idle. Hike to Everest view hotel will be a good idea to explore the lofty Himalayas including Mt. Everest. On the way back from this hike we can stop at the tourist visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. Namche Bazzar is the main trading centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has bank, ATMs, government offices, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. Overnight at hotel in Namche bazaar.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Namche Bazaar
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,445m

Breakfast at hotel, we come out of Namche Bazaar east past the monastery and begin with a short uphill trek. On the left we have the Kongde Ri (6,187 m) and the river that flows down into a ravine. On the right is the rocky Khumbi Yul La (5,765 m) and behind us is clearly visible on Kusum Kanguru (6,373 m). After an hour walking mostly downhill into the forest, the trip continues, at this juncture, the steep rise up about 50m in altitude to reach a ridge around it. The river bed becomes closer and wider. We reach the village of Phorte and then the small town of Samde along the stretch halfway up a slight slope leading to the bridge over the Bhote Koshi (3,650 m). Cross it and about a half hour climb brings us to Thame. Overnight at guest house in Thame.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Thame
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,850m

If the sky is clear, we will see the beautiful peaks that guard the village to the west. We take our breakfast and head for the next destination towards Marlung. The terrain from Thame to Marlung is alpine zone and there is very less vegetation. We enjoy the peace and relative solitude of this little trekked valley. We next bend around the village of Tangmote. After about an hour, we walk parallel to the village of Yellajung on the other side of the Bhote Koshi. We pass by the Tarngga village enjoying superb views of Kongde Ri as we look down the trail. A further 45 minutes or so on a gradually rising trail brings us to Marlung. Overnight at guest house in Marulung.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Marulung
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4,210m

It is a short walk today from Marlung to Lungden. After Marlung, we walk for about an hour and then climb a small rasing hill. Upon crossing the water stream we trek 2 to 3 hours to reach Lungdeng. Overnight at guest house in Lungden.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Lungden
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4,380m

As we hike further to the top of Renjo La, we get the outstanding views of the surrounding. The Everest itself, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche can be seen shining in the sun. Views from Renjo La are much like that from Gokyo Ri with third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of Ngozumpa Glacier. We walk further to Gokyo through the glacier. An easy walking down brings us to Gokyo. Overnight at guest house in Gokyo.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Renjo La pass,Gokyo
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:5,360m,4,800m

Today we rest and acclimatize at Gokyo while explore the fifth lake passing another forth lake. At this juncture, we enjoy the great views of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. If the weather is good, we grasp the opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri today instead of next day to enjoy the scene from the best viewpoint of Everest Region. Moreover, Gokyo is not only popular for its grand view from Gokyo Peak but also for the six lakes which it hosts. Definitely we would not miss the chance to observe the fourth (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lakes (Ngozuma Tsho). If interested, we climb on a hill at the edge of the Lakes to get astounding views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. Hiking up to Gokyo Ri rewards breathtaking views of sunrise over the Himalayas. Upon exploring the Gokyo Ri area, we get back to the camp for rest. We enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by panoramic mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, K 43, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse, and Pumori. Overnight at Guest house in Gokyo.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Gokyo
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:5,357m

Today, we are on the trail to Thaknak. Thaknak is also sometimes pronounced as Dragnag. We climb out of Gokyo village to a ridge. Then, we take the route through the Ngozumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side. Continuing further and traversing along the edge of that mountain, we descend down to Thaknak. On the trek, we enjoy the magnificent views of Cho Oyu, Gokyo Ri, and other high Himalayas. Overnight at guest house in Thaknak.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Thaknak
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4,750m

Today, we trek to the Cho La Pass. ChoLa pass is also another highlight of this trip. Today is going to be one of the toughest days. The pass is not itself difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice add trouble to the trekkers making the trail slippery. Our trail climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. So, we climb up continuously up from Phedi. We trek through the side of a frozen lake while we come to the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla, another beautiful place with a complete view of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak and the Pheriche village far below. Overnight at guest house in Dzongla.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Cho La to Dzongla
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4,830m

Today, we head for Lobuche. We climb down from Dzongla. Upon crossing a bridge, we transverse through grassy trail, enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak we stretch up eventually through a ridge. The mountains of Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku and Taboche are seen looming prominently. Curving round through the wide gravelly river bed, we reach Lobuche. Overnight at guest house in Lobuche.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Lobuche
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4,900m

The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail we see crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360 degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. Only upon reaching the Everest Base Camp do we really appreciate the Everest climbers who brave the hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. Everest actually is not visible from here. Back to Gorak Shep for Overnight stay.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Gorak Shep to EBC
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:5,170m,5,364m

We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C) departure beforehand. Further, there is always the potential of chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of ascent, we will be Kala Patthar. From this juncture, we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar where our eyes rook taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can and take the in view with our mind's eye to last lifetime. Hike back to Gorak Shep, have a breakfast and trek down to Lobuche. From Lobuche, we pass through Khumbu Glacier. Climbing up we reach Kongma La. There is a Pyramid shaped Italian Research Centre at just over 5,000m. We enjoy the views of the wide basin dotted with frozen lakes. Again we enjoy the marvelous views of Cholatse, Pokalde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu and Ama Dablam. Then we turn and walk through the stony trail. While descending down the Niyang Khola valley, we enjoy the great views of Amphu Lapcha Pass and Island Peak. Trekking further we get to Chukkung. Overnight at guest house in Chukkung.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Kala Patthar / Kongma La / Chukkung
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:5,545m, 5,535m, 4,730m

Chhukung is also the starting point for the Island Peak Climbing. Now we are getting closer to the Himalayan civilization of the Khumbu Region. The Imja Khola joins the Dudh Koshi River a little above the Pangboche Village. There is a famous monastery at Pangboche believed to have been the oldest in the Khumbu region. From Pangboche, we descend down the alpine desert and back into greenery of pine forests. The path leads to a steep uphill climb into Tengboche. We pay our visit to the famous Tengboche Monastery. Overnight at guest house in Tengboche.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Tengboche
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,860m

From Tenboche, we make a steep descent and the trail leads us back along the Dudh Kosi River. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats also known as Himalayan Thar, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar where we want to take a long last look back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche. The final steep climb traverses the hill side taking us to Namche Bazaar. We take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our cozy room in Namche Bazaar.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Namche Bazzar

The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, check in to a comfortable hotel for a cozy stay. Overnight at hotel or guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Lukla
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,860m

After breakfast, we take a scenic flight to Kathmandu, enjoy the last minute views of the high Himalayan ranges including top of the world. The early morning flight to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, rest of the time will be rest and relax. In the evening, join a fare well dinner and celebrate your great trek to Everest three passes with one of our team leaders and your trekking crew. Overnight at hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Dinner and Bed
  • itinery-iconPlace: Kathmandu
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, normally we drop you to international airport for your flight back to home. If your flight is in the afternoon or evening then we will make you busy doing some sightseeing or last minute shopping. Final transfer to airport is included even it is in the mid night.

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Useful Information

Safety during the trip

Safety is extremely important, especially in high-altitude trekking where we have years of experience. Our Everest 3 Passes trek package allows enough time for you to acclimatize and adjust to the altitude. Unlike some other trekking companies, we do not reduce the number of days required for acclimatization in order to reduce the trip cost. We don’t compromise on safety. We expect and plan for the unexpected.
We brief you well on how to prevent altitude sickness. Our experienced guides will take good care of you and provide valuable information on Everest 3 Passes trek. All of our guides and porters have proper equipment themselves and they are well insured.

Travel Insurance

Traveling is an investment and we believe that insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (including helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some make special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken on the trip.

Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in the Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have it with them too.  Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us with your copy of the insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.

Guides and Porters

Everest 3 passes trek will lead by experienced local guides. They are carefully selected on the basis of their experience and knowledge about the region and leadership skills. Our porters will carry your main rucksack; you will just need to carry a small day pack for your water, camera, and essentials. Our trekking guides and porters have taken the following training:

  • First Aid Training
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • English Language Training
  • Climbing and Mountaineering Training
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training

Altitude Sickness

Our Everest 3 passes adventure package is carefully designed to ensure there is plenty of time for ample acclimatization and cases of High Altitude Sickness are rare. High Altitude Sickness is not related to your level of physical fitness; it occurs as a result of failure to adapt to High Altitudes (usually over 3000 meters) and can affect anyone (no matter how fit is he/she). The common symptoms are loss of appetite, headaches, nausea, short breathing, sleeplessness and the swelling of fingers and glands. The primary treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

Weather / Climate in Nepal

Weather/climate in Nepal, June to September are the monsoon season and during these months it is very hot and rains almost every day. From October to November is much drier with pleasant temperatures in the daytime and good visibility, and at this time of year, the weather is ideal for trekking. The winter months from December to February tend to be mild in the daytime but can become very cold at night, especially in the hilly regions and mountains.

The month of January is the coldest month of the year. Temperatures will go down to minus in the mountains. Mid-March to May is very warm, with occasional rains. The annual temperatures peak in May just before the monsoons begin. The best time to do the Everest 3 passes tour is during the spring (from March to May) and autumn (from Mid-September to mid-December).

Everest 3 passes hiking equipment packing list

What to pack for Adventure Everest three passes? Well, it is highly recommended to pack light and to bring clothes that can be layered for warmth. There are plenty of equipment shops selling clothes and trekking equipment at very cheap prices in Kathmandu and en route, so there is no need to worry about not packing enough. This equipment checklist below suggests several items you might bring on a tour/trek:

  1. A large duffel bag for two of you: – This is for the majority of your gear that a porter will carry for you.
  2. Day pack: – Bring a comfortable pack to carry your personal items such as water bottles, Water purifiers, cameras, snacks, hats, and a change of clothes.
  3. Money belt or pouch: – Always carry your valuables, including plane tickets and passport, in your person.
  4. First Aid Kit/Medicine: – It is extremely helpful to have the basic items such as blister Treatments, antibiotics or Artemesia Quassia Supreme, Neosporin or natural alternative, Band-aids, aspirin, etc., on your person.
  5. Water bottle: – we recommend bringing 1 one-liter bottle to carry your water.
  6. Trekking Boots: – These can make or break your trek. Be sure to bring a pair of sturdy trekking boots with good ankle support that is well broken in. Try to have 150 miles on your boots before taking them on the trek!
  7. Socks: – Bring a couple of pairs of wool trekking socks and liner socks.
  8. Nighttime shoe: – Sandals or sneakers are good for changing into after a long day of Trekking.
  9. Thermal and regular underwear: – Try to bring items that wick the moisture away from the body. Bring one pair of mid-weight and one pair of expedition-weight long underwear; to be sure you will be warm enough.
  10. Trekking pants: – Bring several pairs of loose-fitting, lightweight, moisture-wicking pants. Shorts are optional, but baring your legs is not recommended.
  11. T-shirts/Long sleeve shirt:-Lightweight, quick-drying, moisture-wicking shirts are recommended.
  12. Polar fleece/Warm sweater: – Bring a lightweight pullover to help keep you warm.
  13. Jackets: – Wind and rain jackets are recommended, try bringing one that meets both needs. If your jacket is not large enough to cover you and your pack, be sure to protect the items in your pack with a waterproof sack. And add one warm-down jacket.
  14. Hats: – Bring two hats: one to keep your head warm and one to protect you from the sun.
  15. Gloves/Mittens: – Bring a pair of warm gloves, preferably a synthetic material as opposed to leather. Liners are optional, but if your hands get cold easily you may want to bring a pair.
  16. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm
  17. Flashlight/Headlamp (extra batteries).
  18. Power snacks: – If you have a favorite, we recommend bringing it from home.
  19. Miscellaneous: toiletries, quick-drying towel and liquid hand sanitizer.

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  • December 26, 2022

Everest 3 Passes trek

With guide Dhurba in November-December 2019, I walked in 16 days from Lukla to Everest Base Camp with the 3 passes (Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La). Dhurba turned out to be an excellent guide, not only as a walking companion but also as a conversation partner in the lodges. I learned a lot about everyday life in Nepal, politics, health issues, social structures, and educations which gave this draw enormous added value. It is now the 2nd time that I use the services of Alpine Eco Trek. A highly recommended agency.

  • Alexandre P66
  • December 26, 2022

Everest 3 passes Trek

The team at Alpine Eco Trek was excellent from the moment I stepped off the plane in Kathmandu to getting back into the hotel after 18 days trekking. The day after flying in to Kathmandu, I had a fascinating city tour around the main sights of Kathmandu valley before flying out to Lukla (which was an experience in itself).The trekking and views were spectacular and Amit and Dhurba were very attentive throughout. I was particularly appreciative of the flexibility of the trip as one day of illness kept us in Gokyo lakes for an extra day but we still managed to complete the rest of the trip (with the exception of the closure of Kong ma la pass due to the weather). Our initial main worry was the effect of altitude however the initial slow and steady pace along with rest days in Namche and Dingbouche worked out well. Once we were well acclimatized after about a week, the going was much easier and was able to string longer days together which was particularly useful for Cho la pass. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alpine Eco Trek to anyone who is looking for a company to organize their trekking in Nepal. It certainly took the pressure off knowing that everything was in hand allowing me to enjoy me trip even more. I will certainly be coming back to Nepal and hopefully will be doing a main peak as well with the same team (Amit and Dhurba) at Alpine Eco Trek and thank you Ram for organizing a beautiful trip for me.

  • Kate M

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