Everest Three Passes Trek - 20 Days

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  • Duration20 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Hard
  • Maximum Altitude 5,545 m
  • Activity : Trekking
  • Group Size : 16
  • Accommodation : Teahouse/lodge
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Best Season : March - May and September - December
Overview of Everest Three Passes Trek - 20 Days

If you want extra exhilarating and challenging hikes and want to do a trek besides Everest Base Camp Trekking. Experience the ultimate adventure with All Nepal Hiking 20 Days Everest 3 Passes Trek, an exhilarating and challenging journey beyond the iconic Everest Base Camp. This extraordinary package offers a perfect blend of breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, enchanting rhododendron woodlands, serene streams, and picturesque hillsides. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality, rich traditions, customs, and lifestyle of the local Sherpas.

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition that takes you deep into the heart of the Everest region, crossing three of the world's highest passes: Renjo La Pass (5360 meters), Cho La Pass (5420 meters), and Kongma La Pass (5535 meters). Along the way, you'll discover the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar, visit the historic sanctuary at Tengboche, and encounter the abundant wildlife of Sagarmatha Nature Reserve. Prepare to be awestruck by the stunning 'Ngozumba glacier,' Nepal's longest glacier, and enjoy the breathtaking views of Gokyo Lake from the Gokyo Ri Viewpoint. For adventurers around the globe, trekking holds a special place in their hearts, and ascending Mount Everest remains a symbol of courage and triumph over challenges.

Trekking is high on the list of activities to undertake for travelers all around the world. People also climb Mount Everest to exhibit their bravery in the face of adversity. Relive and remember Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa's heroic climb of Mount Everest in 1953.

Everest Three Passes Route

The Everest Three Pass Trek commences on the day after your arrival. It starts with a flight to Lukla, which offers breathtaking scenery, followed by a trek to Phakding, which involves crossing several suspension bridges. Subsequently, you proceed to Namche, entering Sagarmatha National Park, where you take time to acclimatize. During a rest day, you explore nearby villages and then trek to Tengboche to visit the renowned monastery.

As you ascend the trails, you make your way to Dingboche and then Chhukung for a second acclimatization phase. During this time, you hike through the hills and explore the Imja Valley. You cross the first high pass, Khogma-la, and continue to Lobuche the next day. From Lobuche, you ascend to Gorak Shep, where you have lunch and embark on a hike to Everest Base Camp. After spending some time at the base camp and descending to Gorak Shep, you trek to Kala Patthar for a sunrise view and then return to Lobuche the following day.

From Lobuche, your journey takes you to Zhonglha, and the next day, you head to Thangma, crossing the second high pass, Cho-La. Continuing the trek, you proceed to Gokyo and have your third acclimatization day. On this day, you explore the valley and visit the lakes. The following day, you cross the final pass, Renjo La, and descend to Marlung. From there, you hike back to Namche by descending the trail and then head to Lukla the next day. Finally, from Lukla, you take a flight back to Kathmandu, concluding your trekking adventure.

Everest Three Passes Difficulty

The Everest Three Passes Trek is a challenging expedition due to the need to ascend to higher altitudes and navigate through some demanding mountain passes, including Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Kongma La Pass. These passes are among the most arduous and physically taxing segments of the entire Everest trek. Trekking to higher altitudes can pose difficulties in terms of breathing, as the oxygen levels diminish with elevation gain. Consequently, trekkers may experience symptoms of Acute Altitude Sickness.

The trek's level of difficulty is further compounded during the monsoon season when heavy rainfall can create muddy and slippery conditions along the route. It is essential to exercise caution with each step. Therefore, for beginners, it is advisable to avoid trekking in the monsoon season. However, experienced trekkers are likely to relish the challenges presented in any season. Similarly, during the winter months, the Everest region is blanketed in snow, which can make walking and traversing the trails considerably more challenging.

So, if you're an enthusiast and a fan of adventure, this is your time to experience the 20-day Everest Three Passes Trek with All Nepal Hiking.

Ideal Time of Year to Trek the Everest Three Passes

When going on a hike, one must consider the season in which they are going. And when is the best time of year to trek the Everest Three Passes? All Nepal Hiking recommends booking this expedition during the spring and autumn seasons. Spring lasts from March through May by further dividing these seasons. Because of the milder temperatures, these are ideal hiking months. The flowers are in full bloom during this season, and the pathway is lined with petals and leaves.

Autumn is the second-best season, lasting from September through November. These months are distinguished by vivid clouds and a cool environment. In general, we advise against hiking to Everest Three Passes during the summer. If your journey to Nepal is booked during the summer, All Nepal Hiking would be happy to organize an appropriate Himalayan excursion to Everest Three High Passes.

In general, we advise against hiking to Everest Three Passes during the summer. If your journey to Nepal is booked during the summer, All Nepal Hiking would be happy to organize an appropriate Himalayan excursion to Everest Three High Passes.

Required Permit for Everest High Passes Trek

To embark on the Everest High Passes Trek in Nepal, you must obtain two necessary permits: the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. These permits are essential to access the trekking region and are typically included in your trip package.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit:
- Where to obtain: Available in Lukla and at the National Park Entrance Gate in Monjo.
- Cost: NPR 2,000 per person.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit:
- Where to obtain: Obtainable at the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu and the National Park Entrance Gate in Monjo.
- Cost: NPR 3,000 per person.

Lukla Flight & Weather

Lukla is a small town situated in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal, at an elevation of 2,840 meters above sea level. There are three airlines that operate daily flights in favorable weather conditions. These are small twin-engine planes with a capacity of approximately 12 to 13 passengers. Flights usually depart early in the morning due to the unpredictable weather conditions that can develop in the afternoon.

It's important to note that flights to Lukla can frequently be canceled due to adverse weather, especially during peak seasons. In case your flight is canceled, you have the option to take a helicopter as an alternative. Helicopters can carry 4 or 5 passengers and cost between $350 to $500 per person.

Everest Three Passes Trek Accommodation

The Everest Three Pass Trek features a network of tourist-friendly tea houses with basic lodging facilities. Accommodations on this trek typically consist of twin-sharing rooms, although luxury suites can be found in lower regions for an additional cost.

Compared to other trekking routes, the accommodation services along this trail have advanced and improved over the years. Nowadays, they offer amenities such as comfortable mattresses, electric blankets, and hot showers, especially in lower regions. However, please be aware that lodging facilities become simpler and more basic as you ascend to higher altitudes. In these areas, you can expect wooden beds with firmer mattresses, pillows, and blankets.

Meals in Everest Three Passes

During the Everest Three Pass Trek, we provide a welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu and offer three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) throughout the trek. You have the flexibility to choose your meals from a wide range of options. The menu includes traditional Nepali dishes like dal-bhat, soups, snacks, momos, and fried rice, as well as Chinese and continental cuisine such as noodles, spaghetti, spring rolls, and steak. Breakfast and dinner are typically served at the lodge where you spend the night, while lunch is enjoyed en route to your destination.

Recommended Preparation for Everest Three Pass Trek:

Undertaking the Everest Three High Passes Trek requires a high level of physical fitness and stamina. It is advised to start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months beforehand. Here are some suggested preparations:

  • Physical Conditioning: The Everest Three High Passes Trek is physically demanding, so it's essential to improve your fitness and endurance. Begin with regular cardio exercises like running, cycling, or swimming.
  • Strength Training: Incorporate strength exercises like squats, lunges, and leg presses to build leg muscles and overall strength.
  • Altitude Training: To acclimate to high altitudes, practice stair climbing, hiking, or trekking on nearby hills or mountains.
  • Mental Preparation: Mental strength is vital for this challenging trek. Be mentally prepared for the journey, stay positive, and maintain determination throughout.
  • Research: Conduct thorough research on the trek, its challenges, and the local culture to set realistic expectations and avoid culture shock.
  • Meditation: Meditate to calm your mind and enhance mental resilience. Gradually increase the duration and frequency of your meditation sessions.
  • Positive Attitude: Maintain a positive attitude to overcome obstacles and fully enjoy the breathtaking scenery and experiences along the trek. Focus on the journey rather than dwelling on the difficulties.

Everest Three Pass Trek is a hard and exhilarating trek through the gorgeous scenery of Nepal's Everest area. The trek is well-known for its stunning mountain views, varied terrain, and the opportunity to cross three high mountain passes. The journey begins in Lukla and follows the renowned Everest Base Camp path until it reaches Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa settlement. The journey then continues to the first mountain, Kongma La Mountain (5,535 meters). This pass provides breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu.

After crossing Kongma La, the trip continues to the renowned Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters), where you may witness the world's tallest mountain up close. The route subsequently ascends to the second pass, the Cho La Pass (5,420 meters), which offers a spectacular and difficult mountain passage. The trail then dips into the lovely Gokyo Valley, where turquoise lakes and the magnificent Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters) await. The ascent to Gokyo Ri rewards climbers with panoramic vistas of the Everest and Cho Oyu mountains, among others.

Finally, the trek continues on to the third and last pass, the Renjo La Pass (5,388 meters). This pass provides breathtaking views of the Himalayan giants like as Everest, Cho Oyu, and Nuptse. The descent from Renjo La takes you to Thame, a traditional Sherpa village noted for its rich cultural legacy.

Throughout the journey, you'll have the chance to learn about Sherpa culture, see old monasteries, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals. The Everest Three Pass Trek is an amazing experience for trekkers seeking adventure in the heart of the Himalayas. It includes spectacular landscapes, physical obstacles, and cultural contacts.

Highlights
  • Sightseeing in major historical sites of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan
  • The Tengboche Monastery
  • A stunning 35-minute flight between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Konga La pass
  • Cho la pass
  • Renjo La pass
  • Amazing Gokyo lake trip and Gokyo Ri climb
  • A glimpse into the life of the “mountain people” living in the heart of the Himalayas.
  • Remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall on the slope of Mt. Everest. Adventurer Three Passes in Everest region,
  • Climbing Mt. Kalapatthar (18,225 feet) is the most accessible point from which to view Mt. Everest from its base camp to its peak. The views from Mt. Kalapatthar include a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding mountain peaks.
  • Arriving at Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier.
Itinerary

On the first day, you arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Our representatives from All Nepal Hiking will be there in TIA and transfer to your hotel. After, that you may spend the day exploring the city and preparing for the upcoming trek. This could involve acquiring necessary permits, purchasing any missing gear, and attending a pre-trek briefing.

  • Max. Altitude:1350m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

This day is dedicated to finalizing all the necessary preparations for the trek. You may organize your equipment, pack your bags, and make any last-minute purchases or arrangements.

  • Max. Altitude:1350m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

From Kathmandu, you take a scenic flight to Lukla, a small town situated in the Khumbu region. After landing, you begin your trek by walking to Phakding, a village located at a lower altitude.

  • Max. Altitude:2,610 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:about 30 minutes
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek continues as you make your way to Namche Bazaar, a vibrant Sherpa town and a popular stopover for acclimatization. The trail offers beautiful views of the Himalayan peaks and passes through several small settlements.

  • Max. Altitude:3,440 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5 to 6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day is dedicated to resting and acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar. Acclimatization is crucial for adapting to higher altitudes and reducing the risk of altitude sickness. You can explore the town, visit local markets, or take short hikes to nearby viewpoints.

  • Max. Altitude:3,440 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek resumes as you make your way to Tengboche, a village known for its ancient Buddhist monastery. The trail offers stunning views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and other Himalayan peaks.

  • Max. Altitude:3440m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:4- 5 hours.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You continue trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche, a village situated in the Chhukung Valley. The landscape begins to change as you ascend higher, and you might notice a decrease in vegetation.

  • Max. Altitude:4410 meters
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Another acclimatization day is scheduled in Dingboche. You can take short hikes in the surrounding area, enjoy the views, and allow your body to adjust to the increasing altitude.

  • Max. Altitude:4,410 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Dingboche, you trek to Chhukung, a small village located near the base of Island Peak. From Chhukung, you have the opportunity to climb Chhukung Ri, a peak that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Max. Altitude:5550m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:10 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You cross the challenging Kongma La Pass, which lies at an elevation of approximately 5,535 meters (18,159 feet). After descending from the pass, you trek to Lobuche, a small settlement situated close to the Khumbu Glacier.

  • Max. Altitude:4,940 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day involves trekking from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and then making a visit to the iconic Everest Base Camp. The trek offers spectacular views of the Khumbu Icefall and surrounding peaks. After spending some time at Everest Base Camp, you return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

  • Max. Altitude:5364m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:1.5 to 2.5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the early morning, you hike to Kala Patthar, a renowned viewpoint that provides a breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Everest and its neighboring peaks. After enjoying the views, you descend back to Gorak Shep and continue trekking to Lobuche for the night.

  • Max. Altitude:5140 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:3 to 4 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Lobuche, you trek to Dzongla, a small village located at the foot of the Cho La Pass. The trail takes you through scenic landscapes and offers glimpses of beautiful mountains.

  • Max. Altitude:4,830m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:2.5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day involves crossing the challenging Cho La Pass, which lies at an elevation of approximately 5,420 meters (17,782 feet). After successfully crossing the pass, you descend to Gokyo, a picturesque village known for its stunning glacial lakes.

  • Max. Altitude:5643 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5 to 6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You spend a rest day in Gokyo, allowing your body to acclimatize further. You have the option to climb Gokyo Ri, a peak that provides a remarkable view of the Everest region. You can also explore the 4th and 5th Gokyo Lakes, known for their tranquil beauty.

  • Max. Altitude:5357 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continuing the trek, you cross the Renjo La Pass, situated at an elevation of approximately 5,360 meters (17,585 feet). The pass offers awe-inspiring views of Everest, Lhotse, and other peaks. After descending from the pass, you reach Marlung.

  • Max. Altitude:4,210m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:7 – 8 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You trek from Marlung back to Namche Bazaar, retracing your steps through familiar terrain. This part of the journey allows you to enjoy the scenery from a different perspective.

  • Max. Altitude:3,870m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5 – 6 hrs.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek concludes as you make your way from Namche Bazaar back to Lukla. This is the final leg of the journey in the Everest region, and you can celebrate the successful completion of your trek with your fellow trekkers.

  • Max. Altitude:2,840 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You take a flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu, concluding the trek. After reaching Kathmandu, you can rest, reflect on your experiences, and explore more of the city.

  • Max. Altitude:1350m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:about 30 minutes
  • Meals:Dinner

On the final day, you depart from Kathmandu and return to your home country, carrying with you memories of an incredible trekking adventure in the Everest region of Nepal.

 

 

    Notes: The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is redirected to Ramechhap due to traffic congestion and a high influx of tourists during the high season. The high tourist season in Nepal is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). In the season of tourism, there are many international and domestic flights operating in different sectors which is more than capacities of the small Tribhuban international airport. Due to this reason, there is the problem with air traffic and delays in Lukla flights too. Lukla flights are only in the morning time and it does not fly during day time due to heavy wind and foggy weather on the way to Lukla. If the flights are from Ramechaap, there is no issue of air traffic and flight duration is also less than from Kathmandu. Flight to Ramechhap will add 5 hours approx. to your journey. It seems like an added inconvenience but let’s see the brighter side.

    Cost Details
    Includes
    • International and domestic airport pick-up and drop by private transport.
    • Domestic flight tickets + Airport taxes for both ways (Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu) 
    • 3-night standard accommodation on B/B plan at Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Guide during the trek (his salary, food, insurance, accommodation, Our Company Sherpa guide Kathmandu/ Lukla their flight tickets)
    • Your food 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek in the guest houses.
    • Porters (their salary food, insurance, accommodation from Lukla, 1 porter for two clients)
    • Your accommodation in the mountain(Normal but neat & clean on a twin-sharing basis) in the teahouse during the trek
    • Permit fees (Sagarmatha National Park)
    • TIMS card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
    • Medical kits
    • Register your name in the embassy
    • All Government tax
       
    Excludes
    • All bar bills during the trek (soft drinks, hot drinks & alcoholic drinks)
    • Early check-ins and late check-outs
    • Monument entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
    • Travel insurance is required for emergency rescue and evacuation.
    • Sweets, Cigarettes, Telephone bills, hot showers, Battery Charge, Wi-Fi, Heater Charge and your expenses, and equipment during your trek beyond I mentioned above in a price included section
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and drivers 
    Departure Dates
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    Trip Date PriceStatus 
    Start DateStartsMay 21, 2024End DateEndsJun 09, 2024PriceUS$1749StatusGuaranteed
    Useful Info

    Hiking in Nepal 
    A Checklist
    Immunizations: Though, Nepal doesn’t have official vaccination requirements, it is nevertheless a good idea to consider some vaccines before coming here. See Immunization chapter under Safety for more details. It is also a good idea to read the chapter on Pre-existing Conditions before leaving home. Here is a list of the most relevant ones only:
    Travel Insurance: Before you set out also make sure you have travel insurance that covers helicopter rescues. See Insurance under Safety for more details. Also, make sure to register with your embassy with your itinerary details before leaving. Go to our Embassy section for links.
    Flight Tickets to Nepal
    Book a Hotel in Nepal: There are a lot of review based web portals to book hotels in Kathmandu. However, it shouldn’t be much of a problem to get a room even if you haven’t booked in advance.
    Packing Tips: Indeed exciting times we live in. Just make sure you don’t pack off valuables in your luggage for the international airport at Kathmandu isn’t too well renowned for packing everything in after a security check. Valuables are better off in your hand carry.
    Things to do at the Airport in Kathmandu
    Get a Nepali Visa: Visa on Arrival for most countries. Need USD 25(15 days)/ USD 40 (30 days)/ USD 100 (90 days) in one of these currencies: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. You will need your passport and 1 passport size photo.
    Get a Nepali SIM Card: Both NTC and Ncell. two of the most popular telecom companies, provide SIM cards based on GSM technology. Tough luck if your phone is of the CDMA kind.
    Comprehensive Packing List for Trekking in Nepal
    Both branded items and local take on branded items are available in Kathmandu. It is totally possible to get everything and anything you will need for a trek here. A word of cautions about local products though: Being labeled North Face or Mountain Hardwear, as most local products are, doesn’t bless them with durability. However, there are good fakes and bad fakes and most are okay for the price. If you spend some time checking and rechecking the stuff especially the zippers and stitching, it will provide service for at least one trek. Or you could just stick to one of the branded outlets in Thamel.

    However, bringing some stuff from home will save you time in Kathmandu and will also give you peace of mind. Also if you don’t know, the dress code for the mountains is layers. And avoid cotton inners at all costs.

    Gear  from your Home Country
    Trekking Boots- Lightweight, waterproof, ankle support, some toe room and most importantly broken in.
    Daypack/Rucksack with pack cover- If you plan on hiring porters, a 30-liter bag should be enough. Otherwise look for a 70 liter one.
    Passport size photos- 5-7 should be good.
    Sunglasses with straps- Straps are important as sunglasses happen to be the one thing that people misplace most often while taking pictures or resting.
    Spare glasses/lenses- If you wear glasses or contact, having a spare is very important.
    Inner Thermals- Both top and bottom will make your trek that much more enjoyable.
    Fleece- Great for layering with wind/waterproof jacket for walking.
    Wind/Water Jacket- Make sure it is breathable and is waterproof.
    Down Jacket- Mornings and evenings can be pretty chilly. Will make your stay at camp and short excursions that much more comfortable.
    Fleece pants- So you can remain warm and feel clean during the evenings.
    Wind pants- Waterproof breathable is recommended.
    Gloves- Make sure it is at least windproof.
    Underwear- 4-6 should carry you through a two-three week trek.
    Flashlight- Look for LED head torches.
    Camera with extra battery- One extra battery should be good as charging can sometimes be a bit of a hassle. Also, you cannot charge, if you don’t have a charger. Do not forget that.
    Socket Adapter- Many sockets in Nepal are of Type C that is they have circular pins. It will be handy to have an adapter just in case.
     Water filters or Water purification tablets- To give you peace of mind and protection when you aren’t sure of the water. Water filters are amazingly small and efficient these days.
    Optional Gear you should consider bringing from your Home Country
    Vitamin supplements- One thing that you will be short on during a trek is Vitamin C. Supplements are always welcome.
    Zip locks- Useful in oh so many different ways, for first aid kits to toiletries to documents.
    Running shoes- Great to keep your feet comfortable in treks like ABC, Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu in which a sizeable portion of the trek goes through low country.
    Swiss Army Knife- Pack it off in your luggage if you don’t want it confiscated at airports.
    Binoculars- Consider small and light ones unless watching wildlife is your main purpose.
    Books- A trek is a perfect time to catch up on reading. However, it would be tough to finish more than 2 books in a single two-three week trek.
    Tablet computers- Entertainment at evenings.
    Gaiters- Keeps your feet dry and warm if the weather takes a turn for the worse.
    Gear you can easily get in Nepal
    Trekking trousers- 2 pairs. Lightweight and loose.
    Trekking shirts- 2 pairs. Collared ones are better. Avoid cotton.
    Woollen cap
    Trekking poles- You back and legs will love you for these, especially in downhill stretches.

    Water bottle- Get 2 with a wide mouth and which can take in hot water.
    Sandals- Great for giving your feet a breather during the evenings.
    Buffs- 3. Can be used as a neck gaiter, headwear, to mask, hairband and a whole bunch of other ways. One of the best use however is to cover your nose and mouth at high altitudes to hydrate your breath and avoid the cold dry mountain air. Make sure to keep it rather loose around your nose though and your lungs will love you for it.
    Sleeping Bag liner- A light silk liner is good enough rather than the heavy fleece ones. Its main purpose is to protect you from lodge blankets that are washed at most twice a year.
    Socks- 3 pairs are more than good enough. Make sure they are thick woolen ones. For treks that go through low country like Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu Circuit, you might consider getting 2 more pairs of lightweight socks too.
    Sunscreen- SPF 30-50 will be good enough. There is little point in going over that. However, make sure it is rated UVA in addition to UVB.
    Lip Balm- Moisturizing and SPF 30 necessary.
    Toilet paper- 2 rolls should be good enough.
    Toothbrush
    Toothpaste
    Shower Gel-
     Travel size or sachets ideal as you won’t be showering as much during a trek.
    Shampoo- Travel size of sachets are ideal.

    Towel- A small one will be more than good enough.
    Moisturizing cream- That cold dry mountain air will take its toll on your skin.
    Hand sanitizer

    Plastic Bags- 2 large ones 3 small ones. Comes in very handy to put in your dirty laundry
    Snacks- Carry some chocolate bars and nuts for a quick munch before lunch. Don’t carry too much as you can find them in lodges all along the trails.
    Optional Gear you can easily Get in Nepal
    Sun Hat/Baseball Hat- Great for protection from the sun when it is still warm enough.
    Neck gaiter- A buff can be used in place of this. But this one comes in handy
    Deodorant- Your partner will love you for this.

    Diary
    Pen- Carry some spares.
    Kit Bag and lock- If you plan to hire a porter, a kit bag comes in handy. Make sure you get a lock too. Combination ones are easier.
    Medical Kit Checklist
     Due to lax prescription requirements, most of the items are easier to get in Kathmandu.

    • Povidone-Iodine cream- 1 tube
    • Cotton- 1 roll
    • Dressing Gauze- 5 pcs
    • Crepe Bandage- 2
    • Band-Aids- 10
    • Dressing tape- 1
    • Moleskin/ 2nd Skin- 1 packet
    • Calamine- To aid in skin healing due to sunburns or chaffing.
    • Paracetamol 300 mg- 20 tablets. For mild headaches.
    • Ibuprofen 400 mg- 10 tablets. To relieve moderate to severe pain.
    • Throat lozenges- 20. For cough and sore throat. Can be used preventively against the cold dry mountain air.
    • Decongestant- 10 tablets- For nasal congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudoephedrine recommended.
    • Antihistamine 10 tablets- For allergies.
    • Antiemetic 10 tablets- To control vomit and nausea.
    • Azithromycin 500 mg- 3 tablets. For bacterial diarrhea.
    • Omeprazole 20 mg- 10 tablets. For gastric problems.
    • Ciprofloxacin 500 mg- 10 tablets. For bacterial diarrhea.
    • Tinidazole 2 g- 3 tablets (500 mg- 12 tablets). For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
    •  Acetazolamide (Diamox) 250 mg - 20 tablets. To aid acclimatization and AMS treatment.
    • Dexamethasone 4 mg - 10 tablets. To be used under expert supervision to treat AMS.
    • Nifedipine 60 mg - 10 tablets. To be used under expert supervision to prevent and treat HAPE.
    • Loperamide 2 mg- 20 tablets. To control diarrhea. 
    FAQs
    • Everest shares the border with Nepal and Tibet, an autonomous region of China. At 8,848.86 meters (29,032 feet), it is the tallest point on Earth above sea level. 

    • The trek generally takes around 18 to 21 days to complete, depending on the specific itinerary and your pace.

    • Yes, prior trekking experience is recommended for the Everest Three Pass Trek. The trek involves steep ascents, long hikes, and high-altitude conditions, requiring a good level of fitness and familiarity with trekking in rugged terrains.

    • Essential items to pack include warm clothing layers, a good quality sleeping bag, sturdy trekking boots, a backpack, a down jacket, a rain jacket, trekking poles, a first aid kit, high-altitude medication, water purification tablets, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera.

    • Yes, altitude sickness is a concern during the trek, as you will be crossing high mountain passes. Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, ascending gradually, and being aware of symptoms are crucial. It's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before the trek.

    • The Everest Three Pass Trek is considered a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness, endurance, and stamina. It involves long and steep ascents and descents, as well as walking for several hours each day at high altitudes.

    • The Everest region is home to various wildlife, including Himalayan thar, musk deer, snow leopards (rarely spotted), and a variety of bird species. However, spotting wildlife requires luck and patience.

    • Teahouses along the route offer a variety of meals, including Nepali, Tibetan, Indian, and Western dishes. Dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), momo (dumplings), noodles, pasta, and fried rice are commonly available. Vegetarian and vegan options are also offered.

    • It's advisable to carry enough cash in Nepalese Rupees to cover your expenses during the trek. ATMs are available in some larger villages, but they may not always be reliable or accessible, and it's better to be prepared.

    • There are rescue services available in the Everest region in case of emergencies. It's important to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuations. Contact local authorities or your trekking agency for assistance in case of emergencies.

    • The three highest passes are Kongma La Pass, 5,535 m/ 18,159 ft, Cho La Pass, 5,420m /17,782 ft and Renjo La Pass 5,360 m /17,560 ft . 

    • Like most of the trekking in the Everest Region, trekking in the Three Pass in Everest requires two main permits.

      Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
      Khumbu Rural Municipality Entrance
      [Note: TIMS card is not required for this trek]

      1. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
      Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit can be obtained at the Entry Gate in Monjo.

      The cost of the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit is different for people of different countries.

      For Nepalese – Rs. 100 (Nepali) / 0.84 (USD),

      For SAARC countries -Rs. 1500 (Nepali) / $12 to $13 (USD),

      For Other countries -Rs. 3000 (Nepali) / $24.5 to $26 (USD),

      Note: The above cost is per person and costs an additional 13% VAT.

      Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit
      Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit can be obtained at Lukla.  it can’t be obtained at Kathmandu.

      The cost of the permit to Khumbu Rural Municipality is the same for all nationals which is NPR 2000 or $16 to $18. However, the cost is applicable for 4 weeks only.

      If you decide to visit for more than 4 weeks, you have to pay  NPR 2500 which is equal to 20 to 22 USD.

    • Three Pass trek is one of the longest trekking done in Nepal. The trekking distance ranges between 160 kilometers(99 miles) and 185 meters(115 miles), depending upon the side trips you take.

      And the distance from Kathmandu to Lukla is additionally 138 km which is just a 30-minute flight.

    • Three Pass Trekking is one of the hardest destinations around Everest. You will walk through the three passes which all are above 5300 meters. The trek is classified as Difficult trek and  EBC Trekking is classified as Intermediate.

      And you will be walking for around 5-8 hours of constant walking through the varying lands.

      Walking in the rough, steep, and sloppy paths along with the snowy paths are toiling but rewarding. It will give you a lifetime experience.

    Clients Reviews
    • green star

      The three pass trek

      I highly recommend All Nepal Hiking. I did the three pass trek with them . Jasmine was my point of contact and from start to finish she was very helpful, always on hand to of advice.
      When i started my trek the weather was causing chaos with flights from Katmandú and ramchap to lukla . I was due to fly out from Katmandú but when I arrived I was informed my flight had left earlier, after a shot delay jasmine managed to get me on a helicopter flight to lukla and enable me to continue with my planned itinerary.
      The guide cum porter was called Omar and he was helpful and attentive. Thanks to all Nepal hiking I had 17 days of fantastic trekking .

      T
      terry gUnited Kingdom,Nov 2023
    • green star

      EBC and 2 Passes.

      We did a Trip to EBC and 2 Passes in November 2023 with All Nepal Hiking. Would 100% chose them again if I return for another Trip. Great organization, always an open ear, fast to adapt plans if something changes. It doesn't make this adventure easy (you still have to trek it and it's gonna be exhausting) and of course your mindset will influence it as well but best possible conditions for you to live the adventure. Jasmine was the MVP in Kathmandu and from start to finish great to communicate and we had an amazing trip and always felt great with our decision to choose All Nepal Hiking! 10/10.

      V
      Voyager45958216342Germany,Nov 2023