Everest High Pass Trekking-21 Days

"A formidable trek to cross the towering heights of Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,420 m), and Renjo La (5,340m) passes."
Good to Know
  • Duration 21 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5545.00m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private and Group
  • Activities Trekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-November

Highlights

  • Formidable Hike across the trio of high passes of Kongma La (5,535 m), Cho La (5420 m), and Renjo La (5340 m) of the Everest region.
  • Get to explore the remote and untouched valley of the Everest region.
  • A jaw-dropping scenic flight to and from Lukla.
  • Visit Everest Base Camp and climb Kalapatthar (5,545 m).
  • Sensational views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Explore the Himalayan Sherpa settlement and its cultural diversity.
  • Breath-taking views of the eight-thousand-meter-high peaks, including Mount Everest.

Advantage of booking Everest High Pass Trek with Trekking Planner Nepal 

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Everest Three Pass Trek 2024-2025

Everest Three Pass is an adventurous trek that needs no introduction and is a challenge that leads you deep into the Everest Region. It is an adrenaline-pumping trek to meet the splendid trio of passes above the 5000-meter mark, known to the world as the Cho La, Renjo La, and Kongma La. This is a formidable trekking circuit for adventure junkies who thrive on challenges and are ready to take one step ahead.

Three passes trekking trail is a intense and fulfilling journey. It provides a closer look into the hostile terrain, freezing climate, and persistent individual struggle at towering altitudes. The High Passes takes you to the lesser-visited trails of Everest Base Camp. The Three High Passes trek ventures through the towering  Kalapatthar and serene Gokyo valley with their emerald lakes. It is a trekking tale of the mountain local way of life and its constant struggle for survival in such harsh conditions. Combating such an unfriendly nature around them, they welcome the visitors with warm smiles despite the spine-chilling cold.

Three Passes route takes you into the untouched valley of Nangpa La. It is an age-old Sherpa village where trekkers get to feel the power of nature, which blends well with the vibrant village of Thame. This abode is home to one of the biggest monasteries in the Khumbu Region. It is said to be one of the best in the world. This dramatic adventure begins with lush green vegetation and hills covered in fir, pine, juniper, rhododendron, and birch tree lines to reach the arid and barren arctic zone in between high mountains by crossing scenic passes.

Everest High Pass is an imposing trek that begins with an easy, moderate walk that turns into a challenging, steep climb in the range of 5,000 meters. However, it’s worth the effort, as you will be rewarded with glorious mountain panoramas and scenic views of alluring landscapes.

where does the Everest Three Pass Trek Start?

This incredible adventure begins in the capital city of Kathmandu, which is also the commercial hub of the country. Next, after an interesting and pleasant sightseeing tour around the world heritage sites that, Kathmandu has to offer, the next day, a short panoramic flight takes you across to the small airstrip in Lukla. It is a busy Sherpa town where most treks and various adventures around the Khumbu Region of Everest take place. From here, the trek moves forward towards the scenic Dudh Koshi River Valley and gorge, crossing several exciting bridges and walking into nice traditional villages to enter Sagarmatha National Park.

Sagarmatha is a name for Everest in a Nepalese dialect, while the local Sherpas call it Chomolungma, which is of Tibetan origin. Listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1979, this park is home to exotic and rare flora and fauna and is where most of the world's tallest mountains are located. A gradual-paced walk leads us towards a steep climb, and then, leaving the river behind us, we reach the popular Namche Bazaar. This splendid village belongs to the Khumbu Sherpa, where a busy and exciting market is held once a week on Saturday. It is one of the best places for acclimatization and exploration.

Namche Bazaar is a popular spot for trekkers, and one can take a hike around its scenic viewpoints. The extraordinary views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse, along with the majestic Ama Dablam, are some of the best around the Himalayas. Namche is the place from which we start our onward high trail journey toward the iconic three passes. On the trail, we will be greeted by wonderful views of high, snow-capped mountain ranges, the impressive Tengboche Monastery, and Everest and Ama Dablam as well.

We dive deep into the interior and observe monks and high priests engaged in religious activities in the harmony of alpine woodlands and high mountains. The tree lines make way for the actual adventure of rugged high passes, which begins in the Imjatse Valley. The walks become exciting, taking on the moraine and ice traversing from Chukung and Dingboche settlements and climbing to the top of Kongma-la.

We carefully set our fon between the massive walls of Mt. Nuptse and Pokalde Peaks, then take an ideal downhill descent to the Khumbu Glacier to reach our overnight stop at Lobuche. The next morning, we resume from Lobuche, heading straight into the Arctic zone, where Everest Base Camp is in our sights. Making a climb up to the excellent vantage point of Kalapatthar, we get astonishing glimpses of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. From Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp, we take the second-highest Cho-la Pass to reach the magnificent Gokyo Valley.

A place that holds a fairy tale glimpse of simmering glacial lakes along with the grandest of views of Mt. Cho-Oyu in the north direction. After enjoying pleasant and absorbing moments at the beautiful Gokyo, the adventure then moves on towardtowarduch-awaited ultimate third pass, the Renjo-la. A steep climbing trail is the last one to be conquered to reach the top of Renjo-la. The rewards here are amazing, as we get a sensational panoramic of the world's four highest mountains: Everest, Lhotse, and Cho-Oyu, with the 5th highest, Mt. Makalu. Being here gives us a feeling of mission accomplished: making it to the famed three passes.

We then slowly descend downhill to the western end of Khumbu at Thame village. It has the oldest monastery in the area and a confluence with the old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route to Tibet. Next, we slowly follow the trekking route leading us back into the lush green forest to reach Namche Bazaar and Lukla. We make our final overnight stay around the Khumbu and Everest Regions. The next morning, we head towards the Lukla Airport for a short, sweeping flight to Kathmandu. This puts the curtain on our 21 Days exceptional high pass trek, which only gave us a mesmerizing and overwhelming experience of the Everest High Himalayas.

what is the Best Time or month for Everest Three High Pass trek?

Everest Three High Passes Trek primarily depends on the ever-changing weather and moods. In general, the spring and autumn seasons are considered the best when the skies are clear and there is no rain. The fascinating clear skies allow you to marvel at the splendid mountain vistas without confronting the cold during the spring and autumn.

The trek gets demanding, especially during the winters and monsoons, but adventure seekers prefer and stand up to these challenges. If you happen to be the one, Trekking Planner Nepal organizes three high-pass treks throughout the year. Come join the band of avid trekkers to take on the highly formidable trek journey to test your limits and enduring capabilities. Getting a pre-hand actual forecast of the Everest Region cannot be ascertained at any time of the year. Yet trekking is easy in certain seasons.

Note:- (March, April, May, September, October, and November are generally the ideal months for trekking to the Everest High Pass)

 

How difficult is the Everest Three High Pass Trek?

Everest Three High Pass is a formidable trekking circuit that comes with its own set of rewards. The hiking generally ranges from 5 to 7 hours each day. It invariably varies with the destination and requires regular breaks to appreciate the mountain views.

The three high pass trek routes comprise long climbs, steep descents, and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and forests. If you have good enduring capabilities and stamina, it will give you the best chance to enjoy the journey till the end. However, you do not need to have hard-core trekking experience or exceptional physical ability to attempt this trek. Never attempt this trek if you suffer from serious medical conditions like heart or lung diseases or any kind of chronic illness.

how is the Climate and Weather along the high Pass trail?

Three Pass Trekking Route in the Everest Region, includes crossing the Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La passes, which can be challenging due to its high altitude and unpredictable weather conditions. Here's what you can expect in terms of climate and weather:

  • Climate: The Everest Region falls under the subarctic climate zone, characterized by cold and dry winters and cool summers. The temperature in the region varies greatly depending on the altitude and season.
  • Weather: The best time to trek the three-pass route is during the Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) seasons, as the weather is relatively stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures. However, even during these seasons, weather conditions can be unpredictable and can change quickly.

During the winter months (December to February), the temperature drops significantly, and heavy snowfall can occur, making the passes difficult to cross. The spring season can bring strong winds and occasional snow showers, while the summer months (June to August) are characterized by heavy rainfall and high humidity levels.

It is important to be prepared for all types of weather conditions, especially during the winter and summer seasons, and to check weather forecasts regularly before starting the trek. It is also important to acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness, which can be a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.

Accommodation facilities during the high pass trail

High Pass Trekking is a challenging and adventurous trek that takes you through three high passes - Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Kongma La Pass. During the trek, you will come across several accommodation facilities that provide basic amenities to trekkers.

Here are some of the accommodation options available during the Three Pass Trekking:

  • Teahouses/Lodges: These are the most common accommodation options available along the trail. They provide basic amenities such as a bed, blanket, and pillow. Some teahouses have attached bathrooms while others have shared bathrooms. You can also get meals at the teahouses, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Camping: If you prefer camping, you can carry your tent and camping gear. There are designated camping sites along the trail, and you can hire a porter to carry your equipment.
  • Guesthouses: Guesthouses are available in some of the larger towns and villages along the trail. They offer more comfortable rooms with attached bathrooms, hot water, and other amenities.
  • Mountain Lodges: These are more upscale accommodation options that provide comfortable rooms with attached-suite bathrooms, hot water, and other amenities. They are available in some of the more popular trekking destinations along the trail.

It's important to note that accommodation facilities can vary in quality and availability depending on the season and location. During peak trekking seasons, it's advisable to book your accommodation in advance to avoid any inconvenience.

Acclimatization and Communication during the Trek

Acclimatization

Acclimatization is crucial when trekking at high altitudes, including the three pass trekking in the Everest Region. The trek involves crossing several high passes, which can be physically demanding and put a strain on the body. To avoid altitude sickness and other related health issues, it's important to take acclimatization breaks and allow your body to adjust to the altitude.

During the trek, there are several rest days included to help you acclimatize. It's recommended to stay hydrated, avoid alcohol and smoking, and follow a gradual ascent to allow your body to adjust to the altitude. Additionally, some trekkers choose to take medication, to help with acclimatization, but it's best to consult with a medical professional before doing so.

Communication

Communication can be challenging during the Three Pass Trek, especially in remote areas with limited network coverage. However, there are several options available to stay connected during the trek.

  • Mobile Network: Some parts of the trek have mobile network coverage. However, the network can be unreliable and limited. It's recommended to carry a local SIM card and a phone with a good battery backup.

  • Satellite Phones: Satellite phones are available for rent at some of the lodges and campsites along the trek. They are more reliable and offer better coverage in remote areas, but they can be expensive.
  • Internet Cafes: Internet cafes are available in some of the larger towns and villages along the trail. They offer internet access and phone services, including international calling and messaging.

It's important to note that communication facilities can be limited and expensive in some areas. It's advisable to inform your loved ones and trekking partners about your itinerary and keep them updated about your whereabouts. Additionally, carrying a personal locator beacon or GPS device can help in case of emergencies.

Local Culture and Religion seen at the High Pass Trail

The Everest three-pass trekking route takes you through several Sherpa villages, where you can experience the local culture and religion. Here are some of the things you can expect to see:

  • Buddhism: Sherpas, are the main inhabitants of the Everest Region, they follow Tibetan Buddhism. Trekkers can visit several monasteries and stupas along the way, including the famous Tengboche Monastery, which is one of the largest and most important monasteries in the region.
  • Prayer flags: Trekkers will encounter colorful prayer flags hanging from trees, poles, and rooftops throughout the trekking route. These flags are inscribed with mantras and prayers and are believed to spread positive energy and blessings.
  • Mani walls: These are long walls made of stone tablets, inscribed with mantras and prayers. You will come across many mani walls along the trekking route, and it is customary to walk around them in a clockwise direction.
  • Sherpa villages: The trail takes you through several Sherpa villages, including Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Gokyo. You can interact with the locals and learn about their culture, traditions, and way of life.
  • Traditional Dress and Cuisine: Sherpa men and women wearing their traditional dress, which includes a woolen hat, a colorful jacket, and a woven belt. You can also sample the local cuisine, which includes dishes li ke mo:mo (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), and tsampa (roasted barley flour).

It is important to respect the local culture and religion, and to be mindful of your behavior and dress while in the villages and monasteries.

How to Prevent Altitude Sickness?    

Altitude sickness is a common concern for trekkers who plan to hike the Everest Three Pass Trekking route. The high altitude and low air pressure can cause a range of symptoms, including headache, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. In severe cases, altitude sickness can lead to pulmonary edema or cerebral edema, which are potentially life-threatening conditions.
Here are some tips to prevent altitude sickness while trekking at high altitudes:

  • Acclimatization: It is essential to acclimatize properly to the altitude. This means taking frequent rest days, staying hydrated, and ascending slowly. It is recommended to gain no more than 300-500 meters in elevation per day and to take a rest day every three to four days.
  • Hydration: Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, which can exacerbate altitude sickness. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, as they can dehydrate the body.
  • Medication: Consider taking medication to prevent altitude sickness or have garlic soups. Consult with your doctor before taking any medication and follow the prescribed dosage.
  • Descend: If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness, descend to a lower altitude immediately. Do not continue to ascend until your symptoms have resolved.
  • Recognize Symptoms: Be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness, and report them to your guide or trekking partner if you experience any. Symptoms can include headache, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
  • Fitness: Train properly before the trek to improve your fitness and endurance, which can help you cope with the physical demands of the trek and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

It is important to take altitude sickness seriously and to seek medical attention if symptoms worsen or do not improve with rest and hydration. Your guide or trekking agency should have a plan in place to deal with altitude sickness emergencies.

Is Travel Insurance necessary for High pass trek?

Travel insurance is highly recommended for anyone planning to trek the Everest three pass route. This type of insurance can provide coverage for a range of risks and unexpected events that can occur during the trek. Here are some of the things to consider when purchasing travel insurance for the trek:

  • Medical coverage: Ensure that the policy provides coverage for medical expenses, including emergency medical treatment and evacuation, which can be costly at high altitudes.
  • Trip cancellation and interruption: Consider purchasing coverage for trip cancellation or interruption, which can protect you in case you need to cancel or cut short your trip due to unexpected events, such as illness, injury, or natural disasters.
  • Lost or Stolen Items: Look for a policy that provides coverage for lost or stolen items, such as equipment, gear, and personal belongings.
  • Adventure sports coverage: Make sure the policy covers adventure sports, such as trekking and mountaineering, as some policies exclude high-risk activities.
  • Emergency assistance: Look for a policy that provides 24/7 emergency assistance, which can be invaluable in case of a medical or other emergency.
  • Pre-existing conditions: If you have pre-existing medical conditions, make sure the policy provides coverage for them or offers a waiver.

It is important to read the policy carefully and understand the coverage, exclusions, and limitations. Shop around and compare policies from different insurers to find the one that best suits your needs and budget. It is also a good idea to consult with a travel insurance expert or your trekking agency for advice on selecting the right policy.

Washing and Toilet Facilities during Everest three Pass Trek

Washing and toilet facilities varies depending on the location and type of accommodation you choose. Here are some of the things to expect:

  • Tea Houses: Tea houses are basic lodges along the trekking route that offer basic accommodation and meals. Most tea houses have shared toilets and washing facilities, which may be squat toilets or Western-style toilets. The facilities may not be very luxurious, but they are functional and kept clean by the tea house staff. You may need to bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

  • Camping: If you are camping along the trek, you will need to bring your own toilet and washing facilities, such as a portable toilet and a camp shower. The trekking agency or guide can arrange for these items.
  • Hot Showers: Some tea houses offer hot showers for a small fee, while others may have limited or no hot water. It is a good idea to check with your guide or the tea house staff before you take a shower.
  • Washing: Most tea houses offer basic washing facilities, such as a basin of hot water, for a small fee. You may need to bring your own soap and towel.
  • Environmental Considerations: It is important to be mindful of the environment and avoid using soap or shampoo in natural water sources, such as rivers or streams. Use biodegradable soap if possible.

Overall, the washing and toilet facilities along the trek are basic but functional. It is important to be prepared and bring your own supplies, such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and to be respectful of the local environment and customs.

Whom is the Everest Three Pass trek perfect for?

Everest High Pass Trek is a challenging trek that is suitable for experienced trekkers who are physically fit and have prior experience trekking at high altitudes. The trek involves crossing three high mountain passes: Renjo La (5,360m/17,586ft), Cho La (5,420m/17,782ft), and Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft), as well as visiting remote villages and monasteries along the way.
The trek requires a high level of physical fitness, as well as mental strength and resilience to deal with the challenges of high altitude and changing weather conditions. Trekkers should be prepared to walk for several hours each day, sometimes on steep and rocky terrain, and be able to carry a backpack with their personal gear.

It is recommended that trekkers have prior trekking experience, preferably at high altitudes, and have undergone adequate training and preparation before attempting the high altitude passes at Everest. It is also important to acclimatize properly to the altitude and follow the advice of the guide or trekking agency to avoid altitude sickness and other health risks.

In summary, the trek is suitable for experienced trekkers who are physically and mentally prepared for a challenging trek at high altitudes. It is not recommended for beginners or those with little or no trekking experience.

Mountains seen along the way during Everest three pass trek?

The Everest three pass trek is a stunning trek that offers breathtaking views of some of the highest and most beautiful mountains in the world. Here are some of the mountains that trekkers can see along the way are listed below: -

  • Mount Everest (8,848m/29,029ft): The highest mountain in the world is visible from various points along the trek.
  • Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft): The fourth highest mountain in the world is visible from various points along the trek, including from Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar.
  • Nuptse (7,861m/25,791ft): A stunning peak that is visible from various points along the trek, including from Kala Patthar.
  • Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,349ft): A distinctive peak with a sharp ridgeline that is visible from various points along the trek, including from Tengboche.
  • Thamserku (6,623m/21,729ft): A beautiful mountain that is visible from various points along the trek, including from Namche Bazaar.
  • Cho Oyu (8,188m/26,864ft): The sixth highest mountain in the world is visible from the Renjo La pass.
  • Makalu (8,485m/27,838ft): The fifth highest mountain in the world is visible from the Kongma La pass.

These are just a few of the many stunning mountains that trekkers can see along the trekking trail.

How to prepare for Everest three pass trek?

The Everest Three Pass Trek is a challenging and demanding trek that requires good physical and mental preparation. Here are some tips on how to prepare for the trek:

  • Physical preparation: Start by getting in shape by doing regular exercise, including cardiovascular workouts, strength training, and hiking. Try to hike with a backpack that simulates the weight you'll be carrying on the trek. Increase your endurance by gradually increasing the duration and intensity of your workouts.
  • Altitude acclimatization: The trek involves high altitude trekking, so you need to acclimatize to the altitude by gradually ascending to higher altitudes. It is recommended to spend a few days in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize before heading to higher altitudes.
  • Mental preparation: Mental preparation is equally important. Be mentally prepared for long and challenging days of trekking, with unpredictable weather conditions. Trekking at high altitudes can be physically and mentally exhausting, so stay positive, motivated, and determined to complete the trek.
  • Equipment: Make sure to pack the right gear and clothing, including a good quality backpack, trekking poles, waterproof and warm clothing, good quality hiking boots, and a sleeping bag.
  • Hydration and Nutrition: Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated during the trek. Bring high-energy snacks and drink plenty of hot beverages to keep yourself energized and warm.
  • Consult with a Doctor: Before embarking on the trek, consult with a doctor to ensure that you are physically fit to undertake the trek.

Remember, the passes are a challenging trek that requires both physical and mental preparation. With proper preparation and a positive attitude, you can successfully complete the trek and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and culture of the Everest Region.

Optional Activities to Do Before or After Everest Three Pass Trek.

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a vibrant and bustling city with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Here are some optional activities that you can do in Kathmandu before or after your trek to Everest.

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Kathmandu has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Swyambhunath Stupa (also known as Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. You can spend a day exploring these beautiful and historic sites.
  • Take a Cooking Class: Nepal has a unique and delicious cuisine, and taking a cooking class is a great way to learn about the local ingredients, spices, and cooking techniques. There are many cooking classes available in Kathmandu that offer hands-on experience of making Nepalese dishes.
  • Explore the Thamel Neighborhood: Thamel is a popular tourist neighborhood in Kathmandu, known for its vibrant street markets, shops, restaurants, and bars. You can spend an afternoon exploring the area, shopping for souvenirs, and trying out local food and drinks.
  • Experience Adventure Activities: Kathmandu offers a range of adventure activities, such as bungee jumping, white water rafting, and paragliding. You can spend a day trying out these activities for a thrilling experience.
  • Visit Museums and Art Galleries: Kathmandu has many museums and art galleries that showcase the history, art, and culture of Nepal. Some of the popular ones include the National Museum of Nepal, Patan Museum, and Nepal Art Council Gallery.
  • Take a Yoga or Meditation Class: Nepal is known for its spiritual and holistic practices, and taking a yoga or meditation class can be a great way to relax and rejuvenate before or after your trek. There are many yoga and meditation centers in Kathmandu that offer classes for all levels.

These are just some of the many activities that you can do in Kathmandu before or after your Three Pass Trek. Take some time to explore the city and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Nepal.

Internet, and Battery Recharging facilities during Three Pass Trek

Since Everest is one of the most lavish trekking destinations, electricity and internet access are frequently available along the route. There would be internet connectivity and electricity in every single home. While on the trail, cellular connections might not be available everywhere, and getting international cards is quite common. There are two cards that may be used on the trek: Airlink and Everest Link will cost you about Rs 600, and they cost between Rs 300 and Rs 500 to charge phones and provide internet access.

Electricity and water on the Everest High Pass Trek

The Everest Region Lodges are generally well-equipped with a good electricity supply. You can recharge your camera and mobile. However, you need to pay for the services.

For water, you can either buy bottled mineral water from local lodges, or the other option you have is to purchase it at shops or fill your bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. Trekking Planner Nepal provides water purification pills if you need them.

It is advisable not to drink water from river sources directly. The taps or wells in the trekking regions might not be as hygienic and pure as they appear to be.

Suggested Equipment List for Everest Three Pass Trek

The Three Passis a challenging and high-altitude trek, so it's important to have the right gear and equipment to ensure your safety and comfort. Here are some suggested equipment and gear you should bring for the trek.
Clothing

  • Base layers (synthetic or woolen).
  • Insulated jacket or vest.
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket.
  • Trekking pants.
  • Fleece or woolen hat.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Warm gloves or mittens.
  • Hiking boots with good ankle support.
  • Gaiters to keep snow and debris out of your boots.
  • Trekking socks.

Backpack and Sleeping Gear.

  • A backpack with a capacity of at least 50 liters.
  • A sleeping bag rated to at least -15 degrees Celsius.
  • A sleeping pad for insulation and comfort.

Trekking Gear.

  • Trekking poles.
  • Headlamp with extra batteries.
  • Water bottles or hydration system (at least 2 liters capacity).
  • Snacks and energy bars.
  • Sunscreen with a high SPF.
  • Lip balm with UV protection.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Basic first aid kit with blister treatment, painkillers, and any personal medications.
  • Waterproof cover for your backpack.

Optional Gear.

  • Camera and extra batteries.
  • Power bank and charging cables.
  • Lightweight sandals or flip-flops for walking around the lodges.

It's important to pack efficiently and keep your backpack as light as possible, as you'll be carrying it for several hours each day. Consider renting or buying gear in Kathmandu to save space in your luggage and support the local economy. Remember to pack for both cold and warm weather, as the temperature can vary greatly during the trek. Be prepared for snow, rain, and strong winds at high altitude.

    Outline itinerary for Everest High Pass Trek

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 feet and transfer to Hotel.

    Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu option for tour and trek preparations.

    Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,828 m / 9,279 feet 35-minute flight and trek to Phakding 2,780 m / 9,121 ft- 04 hours.

    Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m /11,287 feet -06 hours.

    Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar.

    Day 06: Trek to Tengboche 3,850 m / 12,632 feet -05 hours.

    Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,350 m / 14,272 feet -05 hours.

    Day 08: Rest Day for acclimatization in Dingboche.

    Day 09: Trek to Chukung 4,730 m / 15,518 feet-04 hours.

    Day 10: Cross Kongma-La 5,540 m / 18,175 feet, and trek to Lobuche 4,910 m / 16,109 feet approx. 08 hours.

    Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep 5,180 m / 16,995 feet -04 hours and hike to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m/17,600 feet -06 hours both ways.

    Day 12: Climb to Kalapathar 5,545 m /18,193 feet -03 hours and trek to Dzongla 4,830 m / 15,847 feet -05 hours.

    Day 13: Climb to Cho La 5,420 m / 17,782 feet-04 hours and descend to Thaknag 4,700 m / 15,420 feet- 03 hours.

    Day 14: Trek to Gokyo 4,750 m / 15,584 feet -04 hours.

    Day 15: Climb to Gokyo-Ri 5,463 m / 17,923 feet approx. 03 hours.

    Day 16: Climb and cross Renjo-La 5,345 m / 17,536 feet downhill to Lungden 4,380 m / 14,370 feet. Approx. 07 hours of trekking.

    Day 17: Trek to Thame 3,800 m / 12,467 feet Approx. 05 hours.

    Day 18: Trek to Monjo 2,800 m / 9,187 feet-06 hours.

    Day 19: Trek to Lukla 2,828 m / 9,279 feet-04 hours.

    Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 ft approx. 35 min flight

    Day 21: Final Departure for homeward bound.

    Why Trekking Planner Nepal for Everest High Pass Trekking?

    So Trekking Planner Nepal presents the Everest High Pass Trekking package, an all inclusive with no hidden cost except the excluded costs. In this High Pass Trekking package, Trekking Planner Nepal covers everything when the payment is made for the booking from permits, accommodation, maps, itinerary and everything, including the guide and porters for trekking is covered.

    Check the itinerary, maps, and suggested gear lists carefully before booking the package. Always check what the package covers when you pay, and check all the things included and excluded.We are available 24/7 for queries.

      Itinerary
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      Everest High Pass Trek, provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

      We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner.

      • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
      • MealsWelcome Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time1, 350 m / 4, 430 ft

      On the first arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal’s international airport received by the company staff and guide, for a short drive to your hotels in the heart of the city. Briefing by the guide regarding the treks and other necessary information, after getting refreshed from the jet lag. Evening a welcome group dinner in a nice typical Nepalese restaurant, an introduction to Nepali foods with folk cultural program.  

      Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel or similar)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

      • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
      • MealsBreakfast
      • Max. Altitude/Time1, 350 m / 4, 430 ft

      Today after breakfast you will be ready for day guided sightseeing tours to Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple; combination between Hinduism and Buddhism from when you will be able to see good view of Kathmandu valley. Drive to Patan Durbar square (city of living arts), Pashupatinath, one of the famous Hindus temple which is located near by the holy river Bagmati and then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. And stay over night in Kathmandu.

      Briefing: Later in the afternoon, the whole group is briefed about the trekking. We will be checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here.

      Once all the equipment is checked and we are sure you go up there well dressed, we have the well come dinner with the whole group.

      Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

      • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time2780m/9121ft

      An Early morning, as per your flight time you will be picked up one and half hour earlier from hotel for your transfer to domestic airport. After the necessary security formalities (keep your pen-knife-lighter-matches and other sharp cutting items including scissors and other knife in the bigger baggage not in hand bags) board in the smaller twin otter or similar plane for the sweeping panoramic flight of 35 minutes to Lukla 2800m. In Lukla you will have time to stroll around, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters for your short trek of about 3-4 hrs to Phakding at 2652m. Lunch hour will depend upon the time of arrival at Lukla, either in Lukla or few hrs walks further down on route to Phakding. The walk is gradual and most of the way, with few ups from Tarhe khola, where you can have a superb view of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m crossing a short suspension bridge, from here after a short climb brings us to the Ghat village, another 01 hrs gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop near the bank of the Dudh-Kosi River.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11287ft

      A long day walks to Namche Bazaar, morning walk follows after a hearty breakfast on a pleasant trail. The route leads to cross a long bridge over Dudh Koshi River to Monjo village and then enter Sagarmatha National Park. The park is listed as a world heritage site, enriched with flora and fauna, capturing the world's highest peaks. 

      From the park entrance a slow walk over the bridge to Jorsalle, for a possible lunch stop, before a big climb to Namche Bazaar. After lunch on a pleasant path then uphill, from the last bridge walk follows on winding up to Namche for overnight halt. Checking into a nice lovely hotel or resort with rooms facing views of Kongde peaks, Namche is a famous and popular spot for a rest day as well to support acclimatization.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11287ft

      Namche Bazaar, a large village almost a size of a town, where trekkers and local Sherpa can find various facilities from well stocked shops, stores with many good restaurants, bakeries as well banks. At Namche a day for acclimatization and short hike to view-point above Namche Bazaar for glorious views of Everest, Ama Dablam and range of peaks. Visit the nearby park museum with full information of the Khumbu region and cultures of Sherpa’s. For energetic people can hike up to Everest View Hotel for closer views of Everest and Ama Dablam.  Trek back to Namche for overnight. Stay overnight at Yeti Mountain Home.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time3850m/12632ft

      From Namche an easy walk for first half till lunch, following a nice wide trail with few ups and down facing grand views of Everest, Ama Dablam with adjoining peaks, head down to a river Imjatse at Phungitenga, a small place and popular spot for lunch amidst forest surroundings. 

      Having lunch, a long climb of few hours walking into dense forest of pines and rhododendron to Tengboche and the monastery. Located on a small plateau facing superb views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Kantega with Tharmasarku and Kongde peaks. 

      After checking into a lodge, visit the monastery of great religious and cultural interest.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time4350m/14272ft

      Morning walk after breakfast, a pleasant downhill through forested path to the bridge, on leaving the tall tree lines for some days. A slow climb to Pangboche village, the gateway to Ama Dablam base camp, with majestic views of Mt. Ama Dablam. After a refreshing stop uphill to Somare village for lunch and then heading towards beautiful Imjatse valley at Dingboche for overnight stop.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time4350m/14272ft

      Dingboche located beneath North Face of Ama Dablam with views of Island Peak and Lhotse with range of peaks. At Dingboche another free day for acclimatization and short hike to the scenic hill for more spectacular views of surrounding peaks, overlooking Mt. Makalu in the east direction. Afternoon after lunch enjoy pleasant stroll around Dingboche a temporary settlement with many good lodges for travelers.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time4730m/15518ft

      Having an enjoyable rest with pleasant time in Dingboche a short day of few hours to Chukung. The last settlement east of Khumbu and Imjatse valley on route to Island Peak base camp, as well towards Kongma-La. 

      On reaching Chukung check into a nice simple lodge, afternoon relax and preparation for the long walk next day. Crossing over the first Pass of Kongma-La to Lobuche. Interested people can climb to Chukung-Ri at above 5,546 m / 18, 195 feet high, offers fantastic panorama of surrounding high peaks.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time5540m/18175ft

      Adventure gets closer to our destination, morning leads to a short climb up on a ridge. Enjoy the morning glorious views of Imjatse valley encircled by snow peaks, as the walk follows a pleasant uphill. Then enter a gully full of rocky screes in between Nuptse and Pokalde Peaks, as climb starts to Kongma-La Pass. 

      The highest pass of the adventure, the top is well hidden by close peaks of Mehara or Kongma. As well from Pokalde peak and Nuptse wall, the top is marked with stone cairn and Buddhist flags. After short rest downhill to Khumbu glacier, walking with care and then up to moraine dunes, then down to Lobuche. 

      Lobuche, a small settlement located on a corner, houses many good lodges for overnight halt facing grand views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks. 

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time5364m/17600ft

      From Lobuche, altitude gains gradually as walk follows up to a glacial moraine and above Khumbu glaciers, walk up and down to Gorakshep a small settlement on the trail to Everest base camp, located beneath Kalapathar Hill and Mt. Pumori.

      After having a short rest, walk further east for few hours on rocky path and glaciated section to Everest base camp, situated close to massive Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of giant peaks of Nuptse, Lhotse with range of mountains that surrounds the base camp, the view of Mt. Everest is enclose by adjoining peaks of Nuptse and Lola, only the tip of Everest can be seen from the base camp.

      Having an enjoyable moment head back to Gorakshep for overnight after achieving one of the highlight of the adventure.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time5545m/18193ft

      Early morning an options for steep long climb of few hours reaching on top Kalapathar rocky hill, as it means a black rock the highest point on treks.

      From Kalapathar enjoy breathtaking panorama of Mt. Everest and adjoining giant peaks that surrounds the top of Kalapathar. After a glorious morning views head downhill to Gorakshep for breakfast and carry on trekking back to Lobuche.  Walk continues following on gradual trail to Dzongla, as walk diverts from the main trail leading to a hidden corners. Reaching at Dzongla located at the base of Cho-La our second pass to cross next early morning. At Dzongla check into a nice simple lodge facing grand close views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks. 

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time5420m/17782ft

      The second high pass of the adventure to cross over high Cho-La, start early morning carrying packed lunch for the long day. Walk follows a steep up slope crossing over glacier to the east side, and then reach on top Cho-La.

      In snow deep conditions, it will quite an arduous job to find the right track. From the top enjoy close views of Cholatse peaks with range of mountains then descend to Thagnak for overnight stop. A small isolated spot with few small lodges, located on the base of Cho-La Pass. As well close beneath Ngozumpa the longest glacier of Nepal and in whole Himalaya range.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time5420m/17782ft

      Morning walk leads to Gokyo Lake following a scenic trail to Na a place with isolated small tea house. As walk leads to the first lake and past second lakes. Finally reaching at third main lakes of Gokyo also called Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake. 

      Where all good lodges situated above the lake shore, on a beautiful setting at 4,800 meters high. After lunch short walk around enjoy views of Mt. Cho Oyo world’s 06th highest with Mt. Gyachung Khang reflects on the surface of serene Gokyo Lake.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time5463m/17923ft

      Morning a climb of few hours to reach our highest point of the adventure on top scenic Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m high offering tremendous panorama from 

      Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Lhotse and of Mt. Makalu covering four world highest mountains at one glance with series of smaller peaks.

      Enjoying the views head down to Gokyo, rest of the free at leisure for short walk and just relax and marvel the beautiful scenery. 

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time5345m/17536ft

      Our final and tough day of the adventure to cross over the last Renjo-La Pass, to complete all three passes. An early morning walk to the end of Gokyo Lake, climb steadily for few hours to the top of Renjo-La. From the high ridge of Renjo-La offers superb panorama of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche with Makalu and Cho-Oyu.

      After an enjoyable scenic views, route leads downhill to a small frozen ponds, and then continue walk down to Lungden for overnight stop. A small temporary settlement with few simple lodges to cater then needs of trekkers. Which is also on-route to Nangpa-La pass that leads to the border of Nepal and Tibet.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time3800m/12467ft

      On completing all three high passes of Everest, morning walk leads on pleasant downhill to Marlung village. Walk continues reaching a sleepy and nice village of Thame located west of Namche Bazaar. At Thame with time to visit its old and interesting monastery believed to be of more than 500 years old history.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time2800m/9187ft

      Feeling good after completing all major highlights of the adventure, walk on easy trail to Namche Bazaar. The morning starts with short downhill to a bridge, then climb reaching back into green vegetation and tree lines. Following a pleasant winding trail to nice village at Thamo, and then few hours walks to Namche Bazaar for lunch. Afternoon an easy downhill to Dudh Koshi River valley. From the river bed walk to Jorsalle and then short climb to Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit point. Then finally ending the day reaching Monjo for overnight halt.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
      • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
      • Max. Altitude/Time2828m/9279ft

      Our last walk of the adventure, leaving Monjo down to cross a bridge over Dudh Koshi River.

      As walk follows on pleasant gradual trail to Phakding for short rest and continue trekking with last climb to Lukla for a final overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest area.

      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

      • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
      • MealsBreakfast
      • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

      Morning as per the flight time for Kathmandu, a short walk to Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla. After checking in and then board a small aircraft for a sweeping scenic flight to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu domestic terminal transfer back to your hotel with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

      Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

      • MealsBreakfast

      As per your flight schedule for connecting international flight back home or to next port of call. Our staff transfer you to the airport for final departure after a great wonderful adventure and experience on Everest High Pass Trekking.

      Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

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      Everest High Pass Trekking-21 Days Map
      Inclusions
      What's Included
      • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle.
      • Welcome dinner in an Authentic Restaurant.
      • Three-night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
      • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicles (entrance fees are extra).
      • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax.
      • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
      • A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
      • Two guests and one porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation, and equipment.
      • We provide assistance guiding his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance walking with the group to support where necessary as per the group size.
      • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
      • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
      • First aid kid box.
      • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
      • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
      • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during trekking (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
      • All applicable government and local taxes are as per the itinerary.
      What's Excluded
      • Your Nepal Visa fees.
      • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu.
      • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
      • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
      • In case of extra nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary.
      • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
      • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
      • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
      Departure Dates
      • This trip departs every day of the year.
      • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
      • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
      • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or with your family.
      • Have a big group? We can accommodate all of your needs.
      • We can help you make it fit your budget.
      • We accept instant bookings and online payment
      • If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US
      • Nepal Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you.
      • We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us.
      • (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 9851071767 (24 hrs) -WhatsApp and Viber)so we can happily manage your trip on favorable dates.
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      Note that from April 2024, the flights will take place from Ramechhap, which is around 3/4 hours of drive, depending on whether you are taking a private vehicle or want to join a group to share the cost of a coaster or a bus.

      Everest Base Camp Trekking Tips for Females.

      • Ladies and women need to keep track of their periods.
      • After tracking the periods, always keep two packs of sanitary pads with you.
      • In the mountains, during the cold, you can feel cramps, and bleeding can be a little more than normal, so feel free to let the guide know about the situation and consume painkillers in case of cramps.

      Equipment and Gear List

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      • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
      • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
      • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

      HeadUpper Body

      • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
      • warm woolen hat
      • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
      • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
      • Polarized sunglasses

      TorsoTorso

      • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
      • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
      • Waterproof rain jacket
      • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
      • Fleece jacket or down jacket

      PantLower Body

      • thermals inner
      • Hiking pants at least 3
      • Comfortable pants for teahouses
      • Waterproof, windproof shell
      • Hiking shorts

      GlovesHands

      • Woolen gloves for the tea house
      • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

      FeetFeet

      • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
      • Hiking socks
      • Liner socks
      • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
      • Crampons (For passes)
      • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
      • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

      UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

      • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
      • Sports bras (women)
      • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

      MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

      • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
      • Lip balm or Vaseline
      • ointment cream
      • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
      • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

      (Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

      Other essentialsOther Essentials

      • Passport
      • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
      • Reusable water bottle
      • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
      • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
      • water bladder for the day bag
      • small towel for personal use
      • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
      • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
      • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
      • Power bank or extra batteries
      • Cameras and mobile phone
      • Cards/book
      • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
      • Trekking poles
      • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
      • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
      • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
      • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
      • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
      • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
      • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
      • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
      • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
      • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

      Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

      FAQs
      • The only hard and difficult is climb on narrow uphill trail making it tough due to rise in altitude. Rest of the walk is on gradual short up and down trail, with few hour climb to Namche Bazaar. The next steep climb of two hours to Tengboche Monastery. Rest of the walk is pleasant, although leads you to high altitude terrain. The rest hard is climb of few hours to passes, besides Kalapathar Hill, taking slow and steady will overcome the difficulty.

      • Tents are not required on Everest High Pass Trekking, the whole trip staying overnights in nice cozy lodges. However, needs to carry pack lunch while crossing all three passes of long hour’s walks.

      • Yes, as long one is physically fit and able with sound health, it also depends upon the age-limit as well.

      • Spring from March to May and autumn / fall from September to November, are the best time. For Everest High Passes and other adventures around Nepal Himalayas.

      • Yes, it also depends upon minimum number of trekkers in the group as well with trip cost. To operate for single person the cost becomes slightly higher than minimum of 2-3 persons. But the departure is guaranteed for single person or with large group. 

      • In the warm comfort of a nice and cozy lodges on route trekking. From simple and basic to standard rooms.

      • Depending upon the areas of overnight stops, most lodge restaurants provides comprehensive food menu. From continental, Chinese, Indian, Italian Mexican to Nepali and Tibetan foods.

        For big group serving set meals to save time and fuel energy, of mixed varieties. 

      • Yes, it is best to have crampons crossing Kongma-la, Cho-La and Renjo-la might come across ice and snow path sometimes.

      • Depending upon your sickness and health problem. Our guide will appoint a good staff who can communicate to take you down to safe places. Where you can wait for the other group either in Namche or Thame. If not continue walk to Lukla and return back to Kathmandu earlier than the trekking schedule. There will be no refund for not completing the whole trek, the company will issue a letter. The reason of the condition, so that you can get some refund or reimbursement for your Travel or Medical Insurance.  

      • Depending the area and weather condition of trekking, some places can receives well and clear and few areas don’ts. Few places on route trekking have facilities of Sat-Phone in case of emergency.  

      • Most places on overnight stops do have electricity from hydro or solar power. Where you can get access to Wi-Fi as well to charge your electronic gadgets.

      • For smaller and minor cases our guide can handle with care, assuring you and accompanying to safe lower area. As for server situation and illness which needs immediate medical care? 

        The safest and fastest means of evacuation is by Helicopter service, where our guide will contact Trekking Planner. The head office will immediately organizes the Helicopter for rescue as respective place for quick evacuation. Flying back to Kathmandu and transfer the victim to a good hospital. Where all medical bills and extra expenses with Helicopter services should be taken care by your medical insurance company.

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        Amazing experience to Everest Base Camp made possible by Trekking Planner. From the planning stages, Dipak (owner) was very responsive and helped plan a unique trip based on our requirements.

        From the moment we got to Nepal, Dipak took care of everything and was always on hand for help and advice. Even when things did not go to plan, they handled it well and made sure our trip was a success.

        Our Guide ( Ananta) and porter were exceptional and a big factor in making our trip successful. They went above and beyond, and truly cared for their clients.

        I would highly recommend Trekking Planner and our Guide, Ananta, to anyone considering doing a trek in Nepal.

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