EVEREST THREE PASS TREK

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destination Everest
duration 19 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest
max altitude 5,545m / 18,192 ft.
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 6-7 Hrs
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season Autumn/Spring

EVEREST THREE PASS TREK

Imagine yourself surrounded by snow-capped mountains, alpine glaciers & a chance to see snow leopards, musk deer & red panda.

The Sagamartha National Park has been one of the most popular destinations for climbers and trekkers since the first ascent by Sir Edmund Hilary & Norgay Tensing in 1953
The Everest High Three Pass trek will take you to high altitudes and includes the crossing of the Renjo La pass (5360m), Cho-La pass (5420m), Kongma-La Pass,(5535m) as well as Mt. Gokyo Ri (5,360m), and Mt.Kalapathar (5,545m) and Everest Base Camp (5,364m). The absolutely incredible landscape and panoramic views during the trek are unbelievable. Personal fitness is essential due to the high altitudes. It is important that you do some preparation prior to attempting this trek. This is a unique opportunity to be humbled by four towering 8,000m plus peaks; Mt.Cho Oyu (8,201m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m) and Mt. Everest (8,848m). This trek introduces us to the isolated valley of Nangpa La, the Sherpa villages of Thame and Marlung.
                 
It is a tough ascent to Dingboche (4410m), Kongma-La Pass (5535m) via Tengboche (3860 m) and Kongma-La pass (5550m). The views from these places will last a lifetime! Kongma-La Pass is the highest pass of these three passes. From Dingboche, we climb higher and after crossing Khongma-la via High Camp we reach Lobuche (4910 m) and then head to Gorekshep (5140m). Gorekshep is the cross-road where the trail leads to Kalapathar and Everest Base camp. For some of the most spectacular views of Everest we trek to the well-known vantage point at Kala Pathar (5644m) -  commonly referred to as ‘black rock”. It is down-hill from here as we trek back to Gorekshep and then down to Everest Base Camp(5360m)  via Gorak Shep(5164m) At EBC we can see the Khumbu Glacier, the world’s highest and one that climbers have to pass through on their way to Everest.
                 
From EBC we descend to Lobuche and then on to Cho-La pass (5420m), the most difficult of the three passes, starting near Lobuche Kharka through to Thangnak. On the trek to Thangnak Kharka via Dzonglha (4830m) we view Awi Peak (5245m), Lobuche Peak, Nirekha Peak and others. After absorbing the spectacular views of these mountains in the vicinity of Everest we carry on to Gokyo, taking us through the Gokyo Valley and its many lakes, after which we then ascend to Gokyo Ri (5420m) is considered as the best viewpoint in the entire Himalayas in the Everest region. After leaving Gokyo Ri we make our way to High Camp via the Renjo-La pass 5360 m. As with Gokyo Ri, the Renjo-La Pass offers us more spectacular views of the Himalayan Ranges. Leaving High Camp, we head back down to Thame via Lungdhen (4380m) and Murlung (4210 m). Heading further downhill we trek to Lukla via Namche Bazaar completing the round-trip through the 3 passes.

Highlights of Everest Three Pass Trek

  •   The three pass trek is the ultimate Everest experience.
  •  Amazing view of the world's highest mountain. 
  •  Cross the three challenging 5,000mm passes of Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La.
  •  Witness the culture and lifestyle of the Buddhist Sherpa people and their religious temples.
  •  Visit many teahouses & lodges of the local people.

Alert: There will be a slight change in the itinerary, especially the days when you take the domestic flights. In April & May and October & November of 2019, the government shifted the operation base for flights to and from Lukla (This is the actual starting point of the trek) from Kathmandu to Manthali, a town 4 to 5 hours drive away from Kathmandu. As a result, anyone who signed up for any Everest trek or climb had to go to Manthali to catch their flight. They moved the base because of renovation and high air traffic for Kathmandu's airport which is also the only international airport in Nepal. This change in the airport will continue in 2020 as well. Though right now there have been direct flights, we expect from March the airport will be shifted.

ITINERARY

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A representative from Sherpa Expedition & Trekking will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and drive you to your hotel. On arrival at your hotel, and after check-in, there will be a briefing regarding your Everest Three Passes Trek. Our representative will provide you with a route map and other useful information, such as lodges where we stay and some do’s and don’ts. Tonight we will formally welcome you with a group dinner.
After breakfast in your hotel, we drive to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for the 35-minute flight to Lukla landing on a precarious strip of tarmac overlooking the Dudh Koshi River. Today we meet our porters and then have lunch at the Yeti Mountain Home Lodge and then begin with a relatively easy trek descending to Phakding. This trek takes us through farming lands of the Sherpas passing through several villages along the way. Nowadays, many Sherpas make their living solely from trekking. Along the trail we can stop at one of many tea houses for refreshments and a chat with the locals. We will also pass by many mani stones (a form of prayer) which are stones carved in Tibetan script, and of course, you will see many strings of prayer flags along the trail. We then arrive at our lodge on the banks of the Dudh Koshi River where we stay the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Today the trail takes us through a beautifully scented pine forest along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River crossing several suspension bridges along the way. The most well known of these suspension bridges is the Hillary Suspension Bridge – named after Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man (along with Sherpa Tensing to climb Everest). Our trail gives us a view of Mt. Thamserku (6618 m) before passing through the small villages of Benkar, Chumoa & Monjo just prior to the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. The final village we pass is Jorsale before ascending through forests and crossing several bridges until we reach the head of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. A steep climb of about 2 hours gives us our first glimpse of Mt. Everest just above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Arriving at Chautara we can again reach for our cameras and take in the views. We continue on for about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, well known as the gateway to Mt. Everest and the main trading hub of this region – the Bagmati Zone. Tonight we stay at Namche Bazaar. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
In order to reach higher altitudes, we will spend two days acclimatizing. Health experts recommend we stay active and moving during the rest day. Today we can choose between taking a hike to Thame or visit Khunde, or alternatively relax and explore Namche Bazaar – the home to many Sherpas employed in the trekking business. Namche Bazaar is the main hub of the Everest (Khumbu) region with government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and of course a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we decide to take a vertical trek during the day it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can see a variety of artifacts related to the first Everest climbers, learn about the Sherpa culture and the numerous flora and fauna of the Everest region. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
After breakfast in Namche we trek towards Tengboche and along the way get to see some of the most spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku (6608m). The trail is relatively easy-going with some undulations, but we are comforted by the numerous views of the Himalayas. Another feature of this trail is the wildlife, such as musk deer, Himalayan Thar and colorful pheasants. The trail then takes us to Kayangjuma (3600m) and on to . Sansa, the crossroad that leads to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The trail takes us through a pine forest and then across the bridge, decorated with prayer flags, over the Dudh Koshi River. We eventually arrive at Phunki Thenga, a small village with several teahouses and a small army post set among an alpine forest. After lunch at Phunki Thenga we prepare for a more demanding climb up through pine forests before we reaching Tengboche with its magnificent views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest. Tengboche also boasts of having the largest Buddhist Monastery in the Khumbu region. In the afternoon, around 3 p.m. we visit the monastery to witness a religious ceremony by the monks. We spend the night at a lodge here in Tengboche. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
In the early morning, with mountains in the background, the monastery is even more stunning. The early morning light provides us with a perfect photo opportunity of the surrounding scenery. Leaving Tengboche we take the higher trail that provides us with better views as we head to Pangboche village. On the trail we pass numerous Chortens and Mani walls and several small villages. We stop for lunch at a village well-known for its delicious food, and can also take in the close-up view of Mt Ama Dablam. In the afternoon we trek north to Pheriche or alternatively follow an eastward trail beneath the soaring north face of Mt Ama Dablam. The trail is relatively easy-going as we enter the Imja Valley that gradually widens as as we approach the Lobuche River. We descend down to the river and then face our steepest climb of the day while heading up to Dingboche. Dingboche is unique in that its fields are surrounded by stone walls, protected from grazing animals and strong winds, with crops of barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. Tonight we stay at Dingboche. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Today is very important and allows us to acclimatize before climbing higher. A short trek to the Nagarjuna hills offers some amazing views of Mt. Makalu and helps us to acclimatize. Medical experts recommend being active rather than sit idle when spending time during this process of acclimatization. Breakfast, lunch &dinner included.
From Dingboche, there is a short hike to Chhukung, the final settlement of the Khumbu region around Imja Tse (also known as Island Peak) with its magnificent panorama of snowcapped mountains with Mt. Makalu in the east. After arriving at Chhukung we can rest or hike to Chhukung Ri for more amazing views of the mountains. It will also allow us time to prepare for our early morning departure to Kongma-la Pass. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Our day begins before dawn trekking along an icy path and then a stony trail beneath Kongma-La Pass and its Kongma Peak– also known as Mehra Peak. We then cross Kongma-La Pass at (5,535m) nestled between Mt Nuptse Wall, Mihara, and Pokalde peaks. After a strenuous climb towards Khumbu Glacier and moraine (rocky ground), we take a fairly steep trail up to the base of the Khumbu Glacier to arrive at Lobuche for an overnight stop in the comfort of a warm and comfortable lodge. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Out trek today takes us from Gorakshep and then crosses the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Along the trail we pass the signpost pointing to the Italian Pyramid (scientific research centre). A little further along the trail we glimpse the crest of the north ridge of Everest, as well as Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse & Mt. Nuptse. A short climb takes us to ThangmaRiju from where we have a 360-degree panoramic view of snow crested mountains. A steep climb, and crossing the Changri Glacier, we get our first h our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a rocky knoll below Mt. Pumori. After reaching Gorakshep we are blessed with a jaw-dropping panorama of the surrounding snow covered peaks including Mt. Everest. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
An early morning start takes us to Kalapatthar (known as black rock) a well known landmark that offers the most exhilarating panoramic view of surrounding giant peaks including a close-up of Mt. Everest. We then head back to Gorakshep and then onward to Dzongla, at the base of Cho-La Pass. at Dzongla where we stay the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Rising early we then trek to Thangnak and get a magnificent view of Mt Cholatse (6440m). The trek heads in a westerly direction from Dzonglha. Today is the toughest day of our trek as we head to Cho-La Pass (5420m). On reaching the highest point of the valley we begin our trek through Cho La Pass taking in some amazing views of Chola Lake and Mt.Amadablam. The climbing can be quite difficult due to being rugged and with rocks glazed over with ice. Upon reaching the top of the pass we then haed downhill to Thangnak – a more relaxing descent! Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
An early morning start and then begin our trek to the small village of Gokyo at the base of Mt Gokyo. Along the trail we will have some fantastic mountain views. After leaving Longponga (4720m) we continue uphill on a trail that leads to Gokyo with a magnificent view of Tanjung Tsho Lake (4710m). After a short walk along the edge of the Ngozumpa Glacier (36 km is the longest glacier of Nepal). Once across the other side of the glacier we have some superb views of Gokyo Lake. . Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
In the morning we can choose to climb Gokyo Ri, and get a panoramic vista of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and Mt. Makalu in the east. This is truly one of the highlights of the trek! We then descend to Gokyo. Option two is a trek to Gokyo’s 5th lake taking around 5 hours leading us to the very base of Cho-Oyu - the world’s 6th highest mountain bordering Tibet. From here we will also have some amazing views of Mt. Everest, Changtse and the enormous ice wall of Cho-Oyu. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Up before dawn, we head off to our final high pass following the trail at the end of Gokyo Lake where along the way we are again gifted with more awesome views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche, before crossing Renjo La Pass. This is also one of the most demanding parts of our trek, but once we reach the top we will be rewarded with spectacular 360-degree views of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other towering peaks. After a short break, we continue our trek to the frozen lakes below Renjo La Pass before heading on a long trek downhill to the small village of Lungdeng – close to Nangpa-La Pass The trail then takes us to Marlung village where we stay for the night just above the Bhote Koshi River. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Leaving Marlung we follow a gradually ascending trail until we reach Thame Village with its own hydropower generator. On the trail we pass several Khumbu villages, pine and rhododendron forests just prior to reaching Namche Bazaar. Our trek continues as we head back to Monjo near the Sagarmatha National Park where we stay the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
In the morning we follow the trail to Phakding and then head back to Lukla.Tonight we celebrate our achievements and reminisce sharing the highlights and photos of this jam-packed mountain trek. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Today, in the morning, we fly back to Kathmandu after our epic mountain journey. After arriving in Kathmandu we can either rest or wander around Thamel doing some last-minute shopping. Tonight is a night of celebration after the completion of this most memorable experience, with memories to last a lifetime! Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Today your journey ends and you take with you many snapshots of some of the world’s highest peaks. On this journey, you will have made friends and can share memories of this fantastic Everest High Three Pass Trek and of course the smiling faces of those who live in these remote wilderness regions. Sherpa Expedition &Trekking staff will take you to the airport for your final departure.

SERVICES

Costs included in your package.

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Two night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork including Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private car/jeep.
  • Everest base camp trekking route map.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees($30 USD per person)
  • Excess baggage of more than 10 kg for Lukla flight.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the bag pack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)ve 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing /anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen /other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and a wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
  • Extra things
  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodating in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. During the trek teahouses/lodges are readily available. Due to excellent infrastructure, the teahouse of this trek is relative of high quality but at the higher elevation or up ahead from the Namche, you will not be able to find a standard accommodation, the rooms are basic normally with a bed, blankets and a pillow.

Meals and Drinks during the trek

Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) are included during your trek in the Himalayas. The teahouses of this trek are quite standard and serve you authentic Nepalese food and International cuisines too (Tibetan, Indian, Continental, etc.). Please carry water purifying pills as you get to have stream water also note that you have an option of buying bottled water.

Physical Fitness and Difficulty Level

The Three Passes Trek is highly rated as a challenging trek than the classic Everest Base Camp Trek so this trek is suitable for trekkers who have had past experience of trekking, this does not mean you need to be an athlete’s or marathon runner. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it. This may sound difficult to the first time trekkers, who are concerned that they won’t keep up; all you need to do is walking, jogging, cycling, and hiking near the valley before embarking.

Altitude Sickness

Trekking in the higher elevation is physically demanding than trekking in the lower elevation. Going up at higher elevation too fast causes altitude sickness, it generally happens when your body fails to adapt to the decreasing amount of oxygen available on high altitude as we ascend higher above 2500m.

Prevention of Altitude Sickness

  • Allow your body to have sufficient time for acclimatization.
  • Do not travel alone, take a guide or travel with a group of people.
  • Say no to alcohol, sleeping pills, and smoking.
  • At least drink 3 to 4 liters of clean water a day.
  • Do not make rapid ascend.
  • Avoid getting cold.

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FAQS

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The level is more difficult than other trekking programmers. However, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking tries its best to make the journey as easy, adventurous and joyful as possible.
Bottled water is easily available at a low cost. But you can not use plastic bottles in the Everest region. So, they do not sell plastic bottled mineral water. You need to drink mineral water or boiled filtered water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also provides water purifier pills.
Weather on the trail to Kongmala and Chola Pass is always changing and impossible to predict. Here is a list of probable temperature and weather conditions in each month. Month Temperature Weather and Nature January Max 4°C in the daytime to min -17°C in the nights and mornings Blue skies, freezing weather February Max 4°C in the daytime to min -15°C in the nights and mornings Mild and humid, good visibility March Max 7°C in the daytime to min -12°C in the nights and mornings Days are short and the temperature starts to warm up, chances of occasional snow falls April Max 10°C in the daytime to min -5°C in a night Moderate temperature with amazing landscape, rhododendron and wildflowers May Max 15°C in the daytime to min 0°C in a night Days are still long, warm, and sunny June Max 16°C in the daytime to min -1°C in a night Rainy season July Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night Hot and humid Auguest Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night September Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night End of monsoon, no clouds October Max 12°C in the daytime to min -6°C in a night Stable weather condition November Max 6°C in the daytime to min -12°C in a night Days are sunny and bright, cold during the night, sleeping bag is most. December Max 4°C in the daytime to min -14°C in a night Foggy and cloudy weather
Yes, you can. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike a few uphills, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Trekking team will support you to the fullest to transform your dream of standing Everest Three Passes into reality.
The month of March to May in Spring and September to December in autumn seasons are considered the best for the Everest Base Camp Trek as the weather conditions become favorable during this time, providing you with good visibility and a suitable atmosphere for Everest Three Pass trekking.
No, there is no age limit for the trek to Everest Three pass but, you need to be in good physical shape and have a positive attitude. We also suggest you to prior to the excursion though we suggest you to please see your doctor and obtain necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for traveling in extreme altitude prior to the excursion.
During trekking, you will be served meals in the teahouses. Typical meals are noodles, rice, pasta or potato dishes along with vegetables and egg/chicken/meat dishes. Other items mostly served as breakfasts include Tibetan, egg, pancake, bread, porridge, muesli, and toasts with peanut butter and honey.
A teahouse trekking accommodation will be made for you for the Everest Three pass trekking whereby you will be able to stay at tea house(Local lodge) and have wholesome food and net and clean comfortable bed throughout your trekking journey. This form of arrangement also allows you to carry less baggage; you can trek at your own pace and enjoy the Everest panorama on your own schedule. It is also an eco-friendly way of trekking whereby trekkers can have more contact with the local's sherpa peoples.
Most of the teahouses on the Everest Three Pass trail have squat toilet facilities but recently built lodges have western-style toilets as well. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with number of increasing foreign mountaineers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries. Hot shower facilities are available till Gorakshep. The most common type is a bucket shower, usual buckets with tap filled with hot water and placed in a shower room. Hot shower costs from US$ 4 to 15 per use and the price increases along with the elevation. Attached bathrooms and toilets are not available unless you book for a luxury lodge during the Everest Three pass trek.
What you want to wear depends on you but we suggest you wear warm clothes during the Everest Three Pass trekking. A down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves might be useful. There are numerous trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu where you can get all of these items in both local and branded stores alike. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking may also accompany and assist you if required.
During the Everest Three pass trekking, you will be on a long journey for which you will need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/duffle bag and a day bag for personal items. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide you with a duffle bag (which is need to refund after the trek) that you can use throughout your entire journey and even afterward. These bags are durable and hence perfect for any kind of trekking journey. While the duffle bag will be carried by the potters, you will have to carry a day bag on your own. A day bag is a small backpack that has enough room for everything you will need on a day hike such as lunch, water, extra clothing and perhaps a few personnel items like camera, battery chargers, etc
If possible, we suggest you bring your own equipment. However, sleeping bags and down jackets will be provided to you by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. With regards to trekking poles, if you are used to walking with it then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them. It is mostly a personal preference. If you prefer to take the trekking poles with you on the trekking then you can either bring your own pole or buy it from numerous options available in Kathmandu itself.
Yes, if you have a bag of extra clothing for when you return from the trekking, you will be able to store it safely in Kathmandu Sherpa Expedition and Trekking office. The storage facility is provided by most hotels and lodges in Kathmandu or you can also store it in our office for the duration of the trekking.
Our itinerary has been specially tailored to prevent any kind of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while moving up to higher altitudes. Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,600 meters and above. You will be trekking at a relatively slow and gradual pace as part of the acclimatization process. Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items. Drink at least 4 liters of water a day. Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days. Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up). Drink Garlic Soup. In the higher elevation, there is less oxygen in the air and this is more so while crossing high passes. Our expert guides will advise you on how to avoid AMS and treat it when/ if required.
Make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for Everest Three pass trekking. You should be careful in choosing a policy while traveling to a Himalayan country like Nepal as some insurance companies may make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you are confused about the insurance, please inform us and we will help you. It is usually better to arrange your insurance in your country before travel.
The trekking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination. when you cross the high pass that day need to walk 7 to 10 hours.
It takes 6 to 19 days to reach Everest Three passes top depending upon the mode of transportation and packages of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offers.
We at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team always have the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued customers as our foremost priority at all times, and we assure you a wonderful and unforgettable time with us in our beautiful country. Sherpa team members of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities
You can either trek on foot or by a helicopter. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offer exciting and reasonable Helicopter trek to Everest Three passes for 8 days and 19 days. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking can also customize your tour as per your necessity.
The flights are usually regular between September and May. But due to high altitude, bad weather and unforeseen technical issues, you may experience a delay or cancellation of the flight. On the occurrence of such events, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking charter a helicopter to make sure you are on the safe schedule either for a trek or for your flight back home which would cost extra charge as an unexpected event. However, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is unable to operate helicopter facilities and Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will reschedule the flight.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 20 kgs of luggage (maximum 10 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection, and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination. However, the weight limit on flights to the Everest region, basically to Lukla is a total of 10 kgs and you need to pay an extra amount per kg for the excess baggage. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking pays up to 5 kgs of extra baggage making your total to 15 kgs with your hand bag.
Garlic soup is a must while trekking. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon ginger tea and drink at least 2-4 liters of water a day. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items, and hot-chocolates at high altitude.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.
Your guide and porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will introduce dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.
Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge. it cost USD$5 per day.
ATM services are available only in Namche Bazaar and Lukla. However, the services might not work or run out of cash. Therefore, we suggest you carry a small amount of money to buy snacks, etc during the trekking.
Most of the tea houses/ lodges have electricity whereby you will be able to charge your iPod or camera batteries. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some extra money for the services. The fee may vary from 1 USD to 3 USD per hour.

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No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 1,650
2 Pax USD 1,600
3 Pax USD 1,550
4 - 6 Pax USD 1,490
7 - 12 Pax USD 1,450
13 - 18 Pax USD 1,400
19 - 24 Pax USD 1,300
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