Overview

Everest 3 Passes Trek is an exciting trip in the Everest region which lies northeast of the capital- Kathmandu. This trek connects both the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake. On this trek, you cross three high passes that link the four distinct valleys of Bhote Koshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja Tse. The high passes that you cross are Renjo La (5360m), Cho La (5420m), and Kongma La (5535m).

Everest 3 Passes Trek offers you a thrilling trekking trip as you cross three high-mountain passes. This trek also takes you to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. On the trek, you can enjoy the up-close views of mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), and Cho Oyu (8188m). You also get to see monasteries, gompas, and Sherpa heritage and culture on this trek. Similarly, the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site is also an attraction on the trek.

Firstly, you arrive at Kathmandu and take a flight to Lukla. Next, you trek to Phakding and head north to reach Namche Bazaar. You trek to Thame and then to Lumde from where you head to Gokyo via the Renjo La Pass (5360m). After a hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m), you head to Thangnak the next day. Crossing Cho La Pass (5420m), you trek to Dzongla and head to Lobuche. Then, you head to EBC via Gorakshep and hike to Kalapatthar. Crossing Kongma La Pass (5535m), you head to Chhukung and trek to Pangboche. Then, you return to Lukla via Namche Bazaar and fly to Kathmandu.

Highlights

  • Cross three high-altitude passes of Renjo La (5360m), Cho La (5420m), and Kongma La (5535m)
  • Explore the Gokyo Lakes and climb the Gokyo Ri (5360m)
  • Front row seats to the world tallest Himalayas including the majestic Mt. Everest (8,848m) itself
  • Enjoy authentic Sherpa culture and lifestyle

Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu

The snow-capped Himalayas will welcome you as you arrive in Nepal. A company representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Then, a short drive through the busy streets in the capital city leads you to the hotel. Next, you can freshen up at the hotel and explore the nearby areas around the hotel.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

A Himalayan journey will only be one to remember if the preparations for the journey are foolproof. For this, we take a day off in the capital city making sure everything is good to go. We make our way to the respective authorities to gather all the necessary permits for our journey while also visiting the local markets hunting for gears and all other necessary equipment for our trip. If time permits, we can also take a quick sightseeing tour around the UNESCO world heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

We begin our trip early as we fly out of Kathmandu to the picturesque village of Lukla. At 2840m, the airstrip of Lukla offers a thrilling experience. After a brief rest, we begin our journey heading towards Phakding. The journey is a pleasant one heading past Chheplung with stunning views of Mt. Khumbila (5,760m) to reach Phakding.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2610m

Following the stunning Dudh Koshi River with equally the views of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m), we cross the river on a series of suspension bridges including the Hillary Suspension bridge. Gradually ascending, the trailheads in and out of several Sherpa villages including Bengkar and Monjo to reach Jorsalle. This also marks our entry into the Sagarmatha National Park. The final stretch of the journey heads through lush green forests to reach Namche.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3440m

Arguably one of the most populated and frequented stops on Everest Treks, Namche boasts a mix of natural beauty and authentic culture. We can hike to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Khunde. Alternatively, you can also make your way to Everest View Hotel which as the name suggests boasts mesmerizing views of the entire Everest Range.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3440m

Making our way out of Thame, we take the less crowded route and head over to Thame. The trail quietly descends through lush green forests edging ever closer to the Himalayas. Past Phurte, the trail heads over to Smsing and then over the Bhote Koshi River to reach Samde where we make a brief stop. After a brief rest, we resume on the trail to Thame.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3820m

Exiting Thame, the trail climbs on to a ridgeline heading past Thambuteng guided by views of Sunder Peak (5361m). We continue our journey across the Chhujungma Khola continuing up to Taranga. Passing Dinjung, the journey stops at Gormo. The final stretch of the journey heads through a series of Mani walls reaching Lumde.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4368m

Exiting Lumde, the trail climbs steeply for about 3 hours to reach the base of the Renjo La Pass. Leaving behind the river valley, the trail climbs through the rugged Himalayan landscapes heading deeper into the valley. At an altitude of 5,360m, the summit of Renjo La Pass boasts stunning views of Cho Oyu (8,201m), Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Latse (6,335m), and Taboche (6,367m) alongside the Ngozumpa Glacier. From the summit, we begin our descent to the Gokyo located at the edge of the Gokyo Lake.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5360m

The day begins with the views of the Himalayas reflected on the tranquil waters of the Gokyo Lake before we begin our hike to Gokyo Ri. At an altitude of 5,360m, the Himalayan viewpoint has been the go-to place for trekkers to properly acclimatize and to also get a closer look at the Himalayas. Enjoying the glorious views of the Everest Range, we head back to Gokyo before setting off towards the hamlet of Dragnag.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4700m

Often considered as the hardest day of the trek, today, we make our way to the top of the Cho La Pass (5420m). Marked by Ama Dablam (6,856m) and Cholatse (6,335m) on either side, the journey ascends steeply atop the Himalayan summit marked by seas of prayer flags. Enjoying the mesmerizing mountain views from the summit, we begin our descent to Zhongba.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5420m

Exiting Zhongba past the stunning Cho La Khola, we begin our descending journey heading towards the picturesque Cho La Lake. The descending journey is an enjoyable one taking us past through a series of stupas and memorials devoted to fallen mountaineers. Enjoying the views of the Awi Peak (5,245m), we head to Lobuche.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4910m

Making our way out of Lobuche, the trail slowly climbs through the glacial moraines of the Khumbu Glacier. Alongside the northern ridge of Everest (8,848m), the trek offers stunning views of Pumo Ri (7,165m), Lingtren (6,749m), Khumbutse (6,636m), and Nuptse (7,861m) alongside several others. Past Lobuche Pass (5110m), we ascend towards the summit of Changri Glacier to reach Gorakshep. After a brief rest, we trek to the Everest Base Camp. The base camp offers astounding views of the Himalayas in Everest ranges, the Khumbu Glacier, and Icefall. After spending some time, we return to Gorakshep.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5545m

We begin our journey heading to the view summit of Kalapatthar for early morning views of the sunrise. The mountain viewpoint boasts unforgettable Himalayan panorama including the Mt. Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Changtse (7,543m), Lhotse (8,516m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Lingtren (6,749m), and Cho Oyu (8,201m) among others. Taking enough time to enjoy the panoramic Himalayan views, we begin our descent back towards Lobuche.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4910m

The final of our mountain passes today we set off atop the Kongma La Pass (5535m). Exiting Lobuche, the trail ascends past the Khumbu Glacier and begins the ascent to the top of the Kongma La Pass. Marked by a series of prayer flags and mountain crests, the summit of Kongma La offers a final take to the majestic beauty of the Himalayas in the Everest and Makalu ranges. Later, we begin our descent heading past Bibre to reach Chukung.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5535m

Exiting Chukung, we set off on an ascending run to meet the classic Everest trail heading out of the region. Past Chukung. The trail heads through Dingboche and Pheriche to find Orsho and Somare. The final stretch of the trek heads over to Pangboche enjoying the view of Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m).

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3930m

Today, we begin our descent making our way down to reach Debuche beyond which lies Tengboche. The Dawa Choling Monastery in this village is well known not only for being the oldest monastery of the region but for also hosting the annual Mani Rimdu Festival. Taking some time off at Tengboche, we begin our final descent to Namche.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3440m

On the final day of trekking, today, we make our way back to Lukla. Exiting Namche, the trail heads through the lush green forests to reach Jorsalle which marks the end of the Sagarmatha National Park. Past Monjo and Chhamuwa, we arrive at a series of suspension bridges leading to Phakding. Taking some time off at the village, we head back to Lukla.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2840m

Today, we make our way back to the capital city ending our journey. The day begins early as we fly out of Lukla enjoying one final view at the majestic Himalayas before heading over picturesque hilly landscapes. Touching down at Kathmandu we make our way directly to the hotel to freshen up and rest from the days of the journey. A lovely farewell dinner awaits at the end of the day as we draw the curtains on an adventure in the Himalayas.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

Today is the final day of your stay in Nepal. You can make the necessary plans to explore around the valley according to your flight schedule. Later, our representative will accompany you to the airport for the flight to your next destination. We hope that we have served you well and wish you all the luck in your future endeavors.

  • MealsBreakfast

Cost Details

  • Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works, conservation area, and restricted area entry permits.
  • All accommodations in hotel, lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
  • All government taxes.
  • International Airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Extra accommodation and food charges in Kathmandu
  • Tips and gratitude to the guide, porters and drivers

Useful Info

Trip Grade: Fitness level and Health :

Everest Three Passes Trek is the toughest compared to most of the treks in the Everest region. So, trekkers must be in the good physical condition and mentally strong to be prepared for the challenging trek. For that you have to begin hiking at least once per week for 8 to 12 weeks duration before your trek by carrying a heavy weighted backpack and exercise to train your body by improving cardio endurance, focussing on building strength and stamina. 

Moreover, if trekkers have any previous trekking experience such skills can come in handy as well. In this trek, you will pass through the Khumbu region’s highest passes and which are Kongma La Pass (18,209 ft/ 5,550m), Cho-La Pass (17,782 ft/5,420), and Renjo La Pass (17,560/5,360m). Generally, Kongma La is considered to be the longest and most difficult compared to the other two passes while  Renjo La is commonly thought to be the easiest and for Cho La pass you will need a micro spike because you require it to cross a glacier. But the difficulties can change depending on weather conditions and various circumstances. The trek routes are demanding as it involves a steep descent and a steep forward trail in the forest and the rocky path as well as long climbs. So, the more vigorous you are, the more gratifying your trek will be.

You will be hiking for 5 to 7 hours a day, depending upon the destination and we will take a small break for meals. Also, admire the beautiful mountain scenery.

We request you to inform us if you have any pre-existing medical conditions related to heart and lung diseases that will lead to a more serious outcome. So, do consult your doctor before planning for this trek.

Safety Precaution for Everest Three Passes :

Everest Three Passes Trek has always grabbed the attention of adventurers, mountaineers, thrill-seekers, and rock climbers all around the whole world.

The trails are demanding at some point; nevertheless, Eternal Himalayas will make sure to take care of their clients and make them feel secure, comfortable, and safe throughout their journey.

As our guides have undertaken an intensive Wilderness First Aid Training.

  • Trek leaders/Guides are very professional in their work and can tackle any difficulties.
  • Carry first aid boxes which contain necessary medication, good quality gloves, masks, sanitizers, bandages, etc.
  • Throughout the trek they will motivate and encourage you.
  • Keep tabs on Food and Accommodation for hygiene.

A typical day on Everest Three Passes Trek:

Every day you will encounter a new adventure on the trails of the Everest Three Passes Trek. You will enjoy the spectacular sceneries, explore new nearby places on the way and take memorable pictures. Moreover, you will be visiting traditional local settlements and historical and religious places.

From start to the end of this trek our friendly and well-trained guides will escort you. They will provide you with all the necessary info and historical facts related to the places which you will be visiting.

Our porters will carry the luggage for you. But we recommend you to carry your valuables and important documents in your separate backpack by yourself.

The day will always start with an early morning breakfast. After that, we will pack all our bags and set out on a day trek from around 7 am to 8 am, which depends upon the trek's nature and duration. Then after hiking for three to four hours or more, we will take a break to have lunch, rest for about an hour, and carry on the trek.

Generally, afternoon walks are shorter about two to three hours. Right after we reach the lodge/teahouse we will fuel our body with dietary food, and explore nearby places.

Dinner will be served between 6 pm to 7 pm. After dinner, you can relax and enjoy yourself by having friendly conversations with your teammates. Then your trekking guide/team leader will give a briefing about the next day's plan. After that, you can go to bed or play some board games or watch whatever is available. 

Accommodation Details During The Trek :

Everest three passes trek is 15 days long if we exclude the arrival, preparation, and departure days. For this exhausting journey, we will be staying at the best service providing lodges as much as possible.

In Lukla, Phakding, and Namche (2 nights for an acclimatization rest day ) you will be staying at a guest house/lodge where they have a private room with an attached bathroom. Whereas at Thame, Lumde, Gokyo (2 nights), Zhongba, Lobuche, Chukung, Gorak Shep, Thangnak, and Pheriche you will be staying in standard rooms or dormitory-style rooms in most places. At these places, you will be sharing rooms and bathrooms with other guests.

Most lodges above Namche don't have an attached bathroom but some lodges of Dingboche and Pheriche do have attached toilets but bathrooms are separately built. 

Before and after the trek you are staying at a hotel in Kathmandu, which is included in the package. During your stay in Kathmandu, you can choose a wide range of hotels of your liking and budget.

#Facilities of wi-fi connection and hot showers are also available for an extra cost during the trek.

Nepal Tourist Visa Info :

All foreigners, excluding Indian nationals, will require a visa to enter Nepal. However, European countries can obtain visas on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Ktm, Nepal.

Passport validity is required for at least 6 months and should be beyond the total duration of the trip. Also, require a passport size photo for visa application. The cost of a Nepal Tourist Visa differs according to the number of days it is issued for. The Nepal Tourist Visa fee is USD 30 for up to 15 days. For up to 30 days the visa costs USD 50 whereas the visa fee for 90 days costs USD 125. 

Citizens of SAARC and China will receive a free visa. Some countries' citizens may not receive an on-arrival visa and these countries are Ghana, Swaziland, Cameroon, Liberia, Ethiopia, Palestine, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Therefore, nationals from these countries can contact their local Nepalese embassy.

For more information related to visas search at https://www.immigration.gov.np/

Acclimatization During Everest Three Passes Trek :

Namche and Gokyo are the two places where we will be acclimatizing for 2 nights in each place. Trekkers who rapidly ascend to high altitude can suffer from altitude sickness. Altitude sickness can be fatal, hence we cannot skip the acclimatization days.

Our client’s health and safety are our topmost priority. So our guides will frequently keep checking up on your health and provide the necessary treatment for altitude sickness if needed.

If you are in a serious condition, the only cure is for you to descend as soon as possible. For such cases, your group leader has the authority to decide whether to continue the trek or descent right away.

Best Time to Visit Everest Three Passes Trek :

The weather plays a vital role in executing a successful trek. 

Spring (March-June) and Autumn (September-November) are the most ideal times to trek as the weather conditions are stable during these seasons, the skies are clear and there are very few chances of rain. However, Eternal Himalaya conducts the Everest three passes trek all year round. Even Locals and Adventurers trek Everest regions throughout the year, if you consider the safety and fewer challenges then you should choose the right time to trek.

As the trek gets more challenging in unfavorable climatic conditions during winter and monsoon, some risk-takers aren’t bothered by bad weather. Trekkers do visit during winters too but make sure to bring extra base layer clothing because it’s extremely cold.

January to February

Especially from early January to February, the temperature is at its coldest mostly at night time with heavy snowfall. As it is considered to be the coldest season. We do not recommend trekking during these months, especially for those who are allergic to colds. In winter there will be limited crowds in general.

# The temperature rises and falls between 15°C to -15°C.

March to April

March is the beginning of the Spring season, the weather becomes warm with moderate temperature and various rare and unique Himalayan flowers bloom during this time. It is the busiest trekking season and also one of the best seasons to trek for the Everest Three Passes. At this time, you can enjoy the marvelous landscapes such as spectacular views of Himalayan ranges and glaciers.

# The temperature rises and falls between 18°C to -12°C.

May to June

It is also the perfect time to trek before the monsoon season. During May the days will be longer and the weather becomes sunny and warm while from the end of June till mid-August Nepal will receive rainfall. The spring and summer season makes the trek much more comfortable and enjoyable.

# The temperature rises and falls between 25°C to -5°C.

July to August

During this time the rainfall reaches its peak at an altitude below 3500 meters. So, there is a high chance that the flight to and from Lukla may get canceled or delayed by heavy rainfall. Despite these obstacles, you will still meet other trekkers on the trails. Because of heavy rainfall, the flow of the water increases resulting in a stunning view of the waterfall. The Everest Three Passes gets a bit challenging because you have to trek through the rain with limited views, it's probably best to avoid this time but not impossible to visit.

Eternal Himalaya does organize treks in the monsoon season.

# The temperature rises and drops between 27°C  5°C.

September to October

This is also the most popular season for the Everest Three Passes Trek since the monsoon will come to an end and the sky will be clear with stable weather conditions. This is the perfect season for those who are looking for an undemanding Everest Three Passes Trek.

# The temperature rises to 20°C in the daytime and falls to 5°C at night.

November to December

Since the winter slowly approaches, snowfall begins and Night gets colder in the Himalayan region which eventually makes the trekking difficult to accomplish. Despite these difficulties, November still is a busy season. The days are sunny and bright with clear skies to enjoy the awesome views of huge mountains but cold during night time so a sleeping bag is most. 

From December, the weather will be foggy and cloudy. The temperature starts to fall and gets cold, also the heavy snowfall starts.

The maximum temperature in the daytime is 18°C and the minimum temperature is -10°C at night.

# The weather is unpredictable in the Himalayan region so, temperature and weather conditions may change quickly.

Language :

Namaste (hello) and dhanyabad (thankyou) are the two words you generally need. Don’t worry about the language barrier. You will be accompanied by an Eternal Himalaya’s skilled guide whom you can rely on for translating language and communicating with locals.

Meals During Everest Three passes Trek :

Eternal Himalaya hand-picked the fine lodges/teahouse to serve you nutritious, fresh, hygienic, and delicious food. Lodges and teahouses are scattered throughout the Everest region along the three passes trail. Many of these lodges will provide you with a variety of local traditional and Asian as well as western cuisine. But as you climb higher, the menu in high-altitude lodges has limited options, and the cost of food increases along with the altitude. However, food is far more plentiful than you can imagine on the way to three pass treks. They served hot meals and beverages too. We highly recommend you keep your body hydrated throughout the trek, it will prevent you from altitude sickness. You can take a lot of liquids in the form of tea (hot lemon tea, ginger tea, green tea) and soup (especially garlic soup).

Avoid intake of alcoholic drinks, dairy items, hot chocolates, and caffeinated items during the trek.

The lodge’s menu consists of both veg and non-veg items. Despite the availability of meat items in trekking regions, we do not recommend them to you all. Since the meat in these regions is not hygienic enough to consume, it's better to eat fresh vegetables (veg items) throughout the trek.

Electricity for recharge and drinking water facilities on the trek :

Many of the Lodges throughout the Everest region will provide you the electricity to recharge your phone, camera, or any electronic devices and batteries for a minimal service charge.

In the course of trekking, pure drinking water is very essential. Nonstop, your body will be in desperate need of water to resist the effect of altitude sickness and dehydration. If you are looking for purified drinking water, boiling water is the best solution. The lodges and tea houses also sold boiled water, you can refill your water bottle with the boiled water at an extra cost per liter. There are other ways to filter your water too, by simply filling water from taps and using a water purifying tablets or drops, portable water filter gadgets or bottles, etc for free of cost.

 Our Eternal Himalaya guide can provide you with water purification tablets in case you need them. Although there are many ways to get access to clean drinking water, the most effective one is through boiling. You can also buy mineral water from local shops and lodges on the way.

Do not drink untreated water directly from the taps, rivers, wells, or any water resources in the Everest region because it can cause diarrhea and illness.

ATM / Money Exchange :

Most of the foreign currency can be exchanged through a local bank and legitimate money exchangers found around Kathmandu and Thamel area.

Ongoing exchange rates of all foreign currency are displayed by the legal money exchangers for the public. Please be informed that in Nepal Indian currency of INR (Indian Rupees) 100 and INR 2000 notes are only used. Eternal Himal also accepts foreign currency as a payment.

ATMs are available all over Kathmandu but the best place to go for ATM is around the Thamel area of Kathmandu. You can withdraw cash in Nepali rupees only. The maximum withdrawal amount limit is often between around NPR 10,000 and NPR 30,000 (approximately between USD 100 and USD 340) if you use a foreign card. Also, most ATMs charge a fee per transaction for their usage. Many ATMs are open 24/7. If you exchange money through banks and financial institutions, they will charge a service fee of about 4% or more. 

There are some ATMs available in Lukla and Namche Bazaar (Everest Base Camp route). However, they are not reliable. There are chances these ATMs might not work. We recommend that travelers exchange their money in Kathmandu to avoid any inconvenience while trekking. In the Himalayan region, 95% of places don’t accept cards and only accept Nepalese currency from the local owner and shopkeepers. So, bring a sufficient amount of cash and ensure to bring enough money for your expense requirement.

#Please ensure that you have clean, new notes for money exchange because most established banks in Asia do not accept torn, old, or faded foreign currency notes.

Hot shower and Laundry service on the Everest Three Passes trek :

Hot shower facilities are available throughout the Everest region lodges but you have to pay extra for it. Travelers can get a hot shower facility up to Gorak Shep village which is close to Everest base camp. Most places have a gas geyser for a hot shower in the bathroom.  At some places, they will provide you with a bucket full of hot water known as a bucket shower. Generally, at high altitude lodges, bathrooms are outside and shared by other guests too. Above Namche, you won’t get proper running water because the water pipeline will freeze because of cold temperatures. A hot shower for one person can cost between US$ 4 and 15 peruse. The cost of a hot shower increases based on the height of the place.

Lodges do provide laundry services but are only available till the Namche bazaar. Above  Namche Bazaar there is no laundry service provided by the lodges. So, self-hand washing is the only solution. Travelers can wash their clothes in the sink of a lodge where they are staying. They can either wash the clothes near local taps. 

Travel Insurance for Everest Three Passes Trek :

Everest Three Passes Trek is full of adventure and along the way your journey gets exciting and a bit challenging. With these great adventures and challenges come potential risk factors such as altitude sickness, other unforeseen events, sudden climate change, natural disasters like avalanches, etc. The risks involved during trekking are unpredictable, so it’s better to have travel insurance ready before booking the trek. All the trekkers are required to provide a copy of their complete travel insurance policy to Eternal Himalaya. The policy of the travel insurance must cover emergency medical and medical repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 6,000m).

Eternal Himalaya does not sell insurance policies. However, we can recommend insurance companies to assist you based on your (client’s) experiences.

Our clients must send their detailed insurance information after booking the trek. In case of emergencies, Eternal Himalaya will use your insurance policy and information documents to deploy a helicopter to bring you back safely from a high altitude. These travel insurance documents help us to quickly arrange rescue operations effectively, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please make sure to check whether your insurance policy includes the cost of mountain rescue service while trekking at the highest elevation.

# Before buying travel insurance, the clients must call and recheck to ensure that insurance companies have helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 6000m. Don't trust what insurance companies have shown on their websites.

WI-FI / Internet services and Communication during the trek :

Normally, once you get above Namche Bazaar it will be hard to get free wi-fi services. However, you can buy a card from the stores and lodges with passcodes accessing the “EVEREST LINK” wi-fi network but these cards may not be available in some stores and lodges. These cards could cost a lot and are an expensive way to get wireless internet.

Mostly, lodges turn off the electricity at night after a certain time so, you won’t be able to use wi-fi at its fullest. So, be sure to buy a card ahead of time. 

The best option for the trekkers is to purchase a Ncell SIM card and data bundle in Kathmandu. It will provide you with reliable connectivity almost everywhere you go. For safety purposes, it's better to use phones at high altitudes. The phone signal depends on the network of the area which may or may not be strong enough. Eternal Himalaya will be in contact with the trek leader of the trekking team almost every day and keep tabs on the trekking updates. 

Extra personal expenses during the Everest Three Passes Trek :

During your stay in Kathmandu, accommodation with a bed and breakfast basis for four nights is covered by the package but clients will be required to pay for lunch and dinner by themselves.

Although the package covers the cost of standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with beverage per cup ) while trekking, you will need to pay the price for extra snacks and beverages - cold drinks, wine, tea, coffee, mineral water, etc. Tips for guides and porters are also excluded from the package. If you want to tip them for the good service you can but separately through your expenses. Besides that, clients will require money for international airfare, Nepal tourist visa fee, and travel insurance.

In the trekking region only Nepali currency is accepted by the local vendors, so bring your foreign currency and change it into Rupees in Kathmandu. We advise you to bring enough cash (Nepali Rupees) for your expenses while trekking because while trekking, you will need money even for basic facilities such as a hot shower, recharge, wifi, and boiling water for drinking.

Trekking in Group/Single :

Our company arranges both private as well as group treks. Group discounts availability is dependent on the number of team members. For better clarity please do visit the price list.

We can manage groups of different sizes. If your group has more than 10 team members you will need an assistant guide to handle the large group. Normally, the group consists of a team leader (guide), one porter for two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of more than 10 trekkers. According to our company policies, a group that consists of more than 5 trekkers for the trek is eligible for a group discount. The bigger the size of your team is, the lower will be the cost.

# Please note that you are required to pay an additional price for the assistant guide.

Immunization Certificate :

Foreign Nationals clients including natives (Nepalese) are required to submit the immunization certificate for the Covid-19 vaccination. We care for our client’s safety and well-being. It’s a humble request to all our valuable clients to submit a Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate because of the rising covid cases. 

Please be informed that everyone must submit the Covid- 19 immunization certificate.

# We request you to inform us if you have any pre-existing medical conditions related to heart and lung diseases that will lead to a more serious outcome. So do consult your doctor before planning for this trek.

Responsible Everest Three Passes Trek :

Eternal Himalaya has been collaborating with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to reduce the negative impacts associated with environmental degradation. We are eco-conscious about the growing environmental pollution of the Khumbu region. We organize safe and ecologically sustainable treks by providing education, and methods and raising awareness to protect the unique ecosystem of our country.

Eternal Himalaya Hiking Team :

Our expert guides will escort you throughout the trek to make your journey enjoyable and comfortable. Every single guide of our company is well experienced, trained, and licensed. They have been climbing and trekking by leading a group for many years.

All of our crew members have what it takes to lead a successful trek. We value our staff members and take good care of them. Each staff member is provided with good payment, insurance coverage, necessary equipment, gear, meals, transportation, and accommodation during the trek. Medical care is also provided by us in case of an injury and illness.

Our crew members' qualities are:

  • Excellent interacting skills and fluent in English and other major languages)
  • A certified Trekking Guide
  • Knowledgeable about the facts and keep track of weather forecast
  • Well trained in Rock climbing
  • Undertook the Biodiversity and Conservation course
  • Wilderness First Aid Training

How much luggage can I take during Everest Three Passes Trek?

The weight limit of the luggage is 9 kg per trekker. We abstained from carrying more than 18kg by our porter because one porter carried two trekker’s luggage at the same time. If you want to bring more luggage with you, we can arrange an extra porter for that. We request trekkers to carry their essential documents and valuables in a separate personal daypack.

Eternal Himalaya provides storing facilities for your excess luggage for free.

#Before starting the trek we will recheck all equipment, gear, and essentials during a briefing to reassure and verify everything for your convenience.

Tipping in Nepal :

Travelers can reward with tips at their discretion based on the quality of services provided by them. As a part of our Nepali culture, Nepalese people accept tips as a way to express their appreciation.

Due to western influence in the trekking sector, trekking staff such as porters and guides have become accustomed to expecting a tip from clients. If you’ve had good service and a wonderful experience during the trip and want to tip our porters and guides, we recommend giving tips collectively as a group at the end of the trip.

Safe Booking Payment Gateway :

Eternal Himalaya Adventure Pvt. Ltd is a well-certified trek and tour company in Nepal also, a member of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of  Nepal (TAAN). Therefore, you can safely book and pay with us for your preferred trip package without any doubts.

To book a trip first and foremost you have to fill up a booking application form then while booking you are required to pay 20% (non-refundable) in advance for booking confirmation before the trip. Please note that you must send all necessary documents such as passport size photos, passport copy, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details within a week after booking.

The convenient and safe ways to pay are through bank transfers and online payment. The remaining cost of the trek can be paid in cash or by bank transfer before the beginning of the trek. Moreover, we will also forward the payment details to your email and vice versa. While filling out the booking application form, the clients must mention the details about modes of payment clearly and should provide all the required details about the credit card.

Last-minute booking on Everest Three Passes :

Booking is the best way to execute the whole trip without any hassle. However, Eternal Himalaya does provide a last-minute booking facility for those who are unable to book in advance. For this clients are required to pay 100% of the trip cost within 24hrs before the trip departure.

In the case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for the delays because of the events which are beyond our control, such as weather changes, unavailability of lodges, and other unfavorable conditions which lead to trip delays and flight cancellations. Despite these unfavorable circumstances we do our best to manage a trek at any time.

For more information, call us at +977 9851254672 (Ram Sharan) or email us

Trip extension :

If you want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal, after completing your trek. We recommend you use your spare time exploring Kathmandu valley and neighboring places. We can provide you with a lot of options such as enjoying adventure activities - Bungee jumping, rafting, zip-flyer, cycling, and paragliding. 

Feedback :

You may want to give us feedback about our services after completing your trek. Please feel free to react and comment whether it is a positive or negative response we will take it as constructive criticism. After completing your Everest Three Passes Trek, our company will organize a farewell dinner and present you with a trek completion certificate.

Equipment list for Everest Three Passes Trek :

Here is the complete essential list of equipment for the Everest three passes trek. The weight of your luggage is limited to up to 9 kg, so, therefore, we advise you to carry only essential items. In case you require to carry more than 9 kg, we can arrange porters.

Head Wear

  • Warm insulated winter hat / Wooly hat
  • Sun hat / Wide-brimmed hat
  • Scarf
  • Neck gaiter or Fleece Buff (Optional)
  • Neoprene face mask (Optional)
  • Balaclava / Bally ski mask / Monkey cap (Optional)
  • LED Headlamp × 2 and spare batteries

Face/body care items

  • Sunscreen with SPF above 50
  • Sunglasses with UV protection × 2 pairs
  • Face/body cleansing wipes (biodegradable wipes)
  • Moisturizer lotion for face/body
  • Lip balm

Hand Wear

  • Liner gloves × 2 pairs
  • Fleece gloves × 2 pairs

Body Wear

  • Hiking shirts × 2 pairs
  • Full-sleeved thermal undershirts × 2 pairs
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof hooded rain jacket
  • Down jacket (thick down jacket for winter treks)
  • Polypropylene underwear × 5-6 pairs
  • Synthetic material hiking pants × 2 pairs
  • Long johns × 2 pairs
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt

Foot Wear

  • Woolen socks × 6 pairs (thick light socks)
  • Lightweight shoes/scandals
  • Hiking Boots

Essential gear

  • Backpack
  • Day pack for basics
  • Waterproof covers for your bags and packs
  • Thermal water bottle (hydration bladder often freeze in winter)
  • Sleeping bag (rated at least 0°C for summer and -15° for winter)
  • Water purification tablets, drops, or portable water purifier/filter bottles or, gadgets
  • Trekking pole
  • Crampons
  • Large plastic bags and stuff sacks

Personal Toiletries

  • medium size towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Deodorant 
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Toilet papers
  • Shampoo 

Personal accessories

  • Money  
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Lighter
  • Pocket knife

Extra items / Travel gear

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport Travel insurance documents
  • Notebook and pen 
  • Books
  • Personal entertainment
  • Binoculars
  • International electrical adapter


















 

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