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  • Duration20 Days
  • Price from$1735/ person
  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Max Altitude5,545 M (18,192 ft)

Everest High Pass trekking is one of the most challenging and strenuous treks in the Everest region. During this trek, you will climb some of the highest and most scenic passes in the region, including Renjo La Pass (5338m), Chola La Pass (5368m), and Kongma La Pass (5535m). Other highlights include Gokyo Ri (5357m), Fifth Lake, Kalapattar (5643m), and Everest Base Camp (5500m). Because this trek is strenuous, for your own comfort, you should be physically fit and have previous experience trekking or hiking.

Challenging and Difficult Treks in Nepal 2024: Trekkers Choice

The Everest Three High Passes Trek starts at Lukla (2828m) and follows the Dudh Koshi valley, which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that's a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa people, and climbing expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this trail, you will have opportunities to observe and engage with friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, the variety of cultures and traditions of the mountain people, colorful festivals, and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of Sagarmatha National Park.

The three-pass trekking is continuously rewarded with dramatic Himalayan scenes, including four of the world's eight highest peaks: Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Everest (8,848 m), and other mountains. This is a kind of circuit trek. We ascend all the way to Lungden for Renjo La Pass (5338m). Renjo La Pass provides a lifetime memory of panoramic views of Everest and other Himalayan ranges. The Renjo-La Pass route is off the usual beaten track. At the Pass, a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the Rermo Pokhari lakes on the other side, and numerous snowy peaks are in the background, which provides an incredible atmosphere. An excursion to the fourth and fifth lakes would be an extra attraction in Gokyo Valley, where the views are great. The Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest in the Nepal Himalayas.

The Gokyo Ri (5330 m/17487 feet) is considered the best viewpoint in the entire Everest Region. After exploring this imaging place, we cross over the Chola-La pass (5368m) to make our way to Everest Base Camp. We also have a chance to visit Kalapather (5550m, close view of Everest) and Everest base camp (5364m, Khumbu icefall). Kong Ma-La Pass (5535m) is the highest pass of these three passes. The views are excellent from the top of Kongma La Pass. After a nice view from the Kongma-La top, the trail descends via Dingboche and Tengboche. We then trek down, making our way back down to Lukla.

The Everest Three High Passes hike can be done clockwise or anti-clockwise. We can organize it according to your desires and requirements, clockwise or anti-clockwise. Rugged Trails Nepal will assist you in this place where the friendly and welcoming people of this area will only make this experience in this region one that will make you return with their unique sense of tradition and culture.

Everest Three High Passes Trek Map, Pictures and Videos

We will provide you with the trek map in Nepal once you have reserved the Everest High Passes Lodge Trek with us. Photos from the Everest High Passes Tour are available in our gallery and on our social media pages, including Facebook and Instagram. Below is a breathtaking video of the Everest Three High Passes Trek.

Best Time For 3 High Passes Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time to trek the three passes of Mount Everest depends on the specific pass you are planning to trek and your personal preferences. In general, the trekking season in Nepal (Everest) is from September to November and from March to May. These are the best times to trek the 3 high passes, as the weather is typically clear and dry, with pleasant temperatures during the day and cold temperatures at night.

The fall season, which runs from mid-September to late November, is typically regarded as the ideal time to hike high passes since the weather is consistent, the sky is bright, and the mountains are beautifully visible. The rhododendron blossoms are in bloom, and the weather is warm and pleasant from March to May, which is also an excellent period to hike the high passes. 
It is essential to remember that Mount Everest's high passes are situated at a high altitude and are susceptible to severe weather, including heavy snowfall and strong winds. It's crucial to be equipped with the right apparel and gear under these circumstances.

Everest 3 High Passes Lodges Trek Itinerary cost for 2024, 2025, and 2026

Rugged Trails discounted group rate for the Everest High Passes Trek in 2024 is provided here to help keep your travel expenses low. If your party consists of more than four people, contact us for the most affordable trip price. Guaranteed lowest price with expert mountain guides. It is certain that the money you spend on this trip will make you happy.

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2190 USD (P/P)1785 USD (P/P)1695 USD (P/P)1625 USD (P/P)

Trekking Equipment and Gear for the High Passes Trek.

A difficult trek like the Everest High Passes Trek necessitates careful planning and the carrying of all required equipment. It's crucial to pack lightly and to select clothing and equipment that can withstand the cold and precipitation found at high altitudes. It's a good idea to include a few additional supplies as well, such as plastic bags for separating dirty from clean clothes and a repair kit in case any equipment malfunctions or breaks while you're on the walk. The link below is a list of suggested hiking equipment for the Everest 3 Pass Trek:

Everest High Passes Trek, Difficulty Level, and Physical Preparedness.

The Three Passes Trek is classified as a more difficult trek than the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek, making it appropriate for hikers with previous hiking experience; nevertheless, this does not imply that you must be an athlete or marathon runner. However, you will like it more if you are physically fit. Before starting the adventure, you should go walking, running, cycling, doing yoga, and trekking close to the valley. 

For those with delicate medical problems, including heart or lung disorders, this walk is not advised. Before signing up for this walk, discuss with your doctor any existing medical issues you may have.

Altitude Sickness and The Plan of High Passes Trek Itinerary. 

Trekking at higher altitudes is more physically challenging than trekking at lower altitudes. Altitude sickness is typically caused by an accelerating ascent to greater elevations and occurs when the body is unable to adjust to the dwindling oxygen supply at high altitudes when we go higher than 3,000m. The Everest High Passes Trek schedule is meticulously planned, including days for relaxation and acclimatisation. Water is most important; drink a minimum of 4 litres of water in one day. Do not run or walk slowly, listen to your guide. If you are on a group trip, stick with the group. Say no to alcohol, sleeping pills, and smoking.

What makes this tour very interesting

The Everest Three High Passes (Circuit) Trek is a challenging and rewarding trek in the Everest region of Nepal. It involves crossing three high mountain passes: Kongma La (5,535 meters), Cho La (5,380 meters), and Renjo La (5,340 meters), as well as visiting the Everest Base Camp.

5 Major Highlights of the Everest High Pass Trek:

  • Scenic flights to and from Lukla: The trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu or from Manthali to Lukla, which offers stunning views of the Himalayas. The return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu or to Manthali Airport is equally beautiful.
  • Visiting the Mount Everest Base Camp: The trek takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest, also known as South Base Camp, which is located at an altitude of 5,364 meters. From here, you can get close views of the highest mountain in the world and see the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Challenging three high passes: The Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La passes offer some of the most beautiful mountain viewpoints in the region. Each pass is a challenging ascent and descent, and crossing them is a major highlight of the trek.
  • The Sherpa villages: The trek takes you through several traditional Sherpa villages, such as Chaurikharka, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche, where you can learn about the culture and way of life of the Sherpa people.
  • Stunning landscapes: The High Passes Trek takes you through a variety of landscapes, including forests, meadows, and glacial valleys. The views of the surrounding peaks and valleys are breathtaking, and you will have the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna, depending on the season.

Overall, the Everest Three High Passes Trek is a challenging but rewarding trek that offers a true adventure in the Himalayas. Come join us.

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Everest High Passes Trek

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 This is a strenuous trek that includes climbing three high passes: Renjo La Pass (5338m), Chola La Pass (5368m), and Kongma La Pass (5535m). You'll also pass through Gokyo Ri (5357m), Fifth Lake, Kalapattar (5643m), and Everest Base Camp (5500m).

The Everest 3 High passes trek starts at Lukla (2828m) and follows the Dudh Koshi valley. It climbs up to Namche Bazaar, which is a bustling bazaar that's a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa people, and climbers en route to the mighty Mt. Everest. Along the way you'll have opportunities to observe and engage with friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, cultural traditions of mountain people, colorful festivals, and monasteries.

  • Day: 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu.

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program.Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

    If you arrive late at night then your dinner will be on the next day.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu.

    After breakfast proceeds our short guided sightseeing tour at the Swayambhunath Temple. After Swayambhunath temple, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage sites Patan Durbar Square, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world.

    After sightseeing drives back to the hotel and briefing of the rest of the trip plan. At the same time if you have to buy any trekking gear or things for the rest of the days Guide will help take you to the trekking equipment store in Thamel.

    • Hotel
    • 2 Hour walk
    • Breakfast
    • 1300 M
    • Kathamdnu
  • Day: 3
    Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding.

    Wake Up early morning to take a flight to Lukla, you will receive a packed breakfast. From the Kathmandu domestic airport, we will take a 40 - 45 minutes flight to Lukla (9,186ft). Enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world on a hillside surrounded by mountainous peaks. We will meet the rest of our crew members at the Lukla airport, a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After passing picturesque Sherpa villages, their fields of crops, and many monuments toward Tibetan Buddhism, we see a spectacular view of Kusum Kanguru just as we arrive in Phakding.

    • Hotel
    • 4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2610 M
    • Phakding
  • Day: 4
    Phakding - Namche Bazaar.

    After breakfast, we head to Namche Bazaar. The path leads us across several suspension bridges while enjoying spectacular views of Thamserku. Following the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Monjo and officially enter Sagarmatha National Park. We continue along the river bank and eventually climb in altitude. We cross the highest suspension bridge of the Everest region, and again trek higher. We catch our first peak of Mt. Everest and continue to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in a guest house.

    • Hotel
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3440 M
    • Namche
  • Day: 5
    Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar.

    Today is our acclimatization day. We must take time to let our bodies adjust to the difference in altitude, as the air is thinner here. We take a short day hike up to Sagarmatha National Park Museum and Khumjung Village. From the museum, we can see a perfect view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more Himalayan peaks. Afterward, we explore Namche Bazaar, a major trade center in the Khumbu region, densely populated by Sherpa people as well as trekkers who have finished or are preparing for the various Everest region treks. There is much to explore in the streets of Namche Bazaar. Overnight in a guest house. Day hike up to 3,700 m (12,139 ft)

    • Hotel
    • 2-3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3440 M
    • Namche
  • Day: 6
    Namche Trek to Thame.

    Today, we will walk approximately hours to Thame, a village situated at the end of the Khumbu Valley. You’ll be fascinated by the people there, who seem to be untouched by the effects of modernization. During the walk, we will pass a variety of Buddhist monuments, including prayer flags, shortens and carved Mani rocks. Overnight in a guest house.

    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3750 M
    • Thame
  • Day: 7
    Thame Trek to Lungden.

    Today we will walk uphill to Lungden. The path goes through Sherpa villages, nestled in the Himalayas. Throughout the hike, we'll observe the rich biodiversity found in the region. We might even share the road with Tibetan Yak Caravans, as villagers use the path as a trade route to and from Tibet. We can take out time climbing to Lungden. Overnight stay at lodge Lungden.

    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4380 M
    • Lungden
  • Day: 8
    Lungden - Renjo La Pass 5400 M (17,717 ft) to Gokyo (4790m).

    We wake up slightly earlier today, as we’d like to get to the pass rather early. It will take approximately 6 hours to reach Gokyo Lake. The trail follows steep up and downs along a ridge. We cross over an icy stream and walk around the spectacular rock formations. The view that you will have from the top is amazing. We get to see several 7000m-8000m peaks in one quick gaze, as well as Kala Patthar. Overnight stay at Gokyo Lake.

    • Lodge
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4750 M
    • Gokyo
  • Day: 9
    Gokyo rest, explore the Gokyo RI 5,400 M (17,717 ft).

    We’ve got quite the adventure scheduled for today. The excursion to Gokyo Peak (or Gokyo Ri) begins early in the morning. The climb is steep for the first 30 minutes, and overall it takes about an hour to reach the top. From here, you will have a magnificent view of the high peaks, from west to east are Cho Oyu (8153m), Gyachung Kang (7922m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m) and Makalu (8481m). In addition, you can enjoy the magnificent views of the majestic Gokyo Lake from the top. Overnight stay in the Gokyo Lake.

    • Lodge
    • 3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4750 M
    • Gokyo Ri
  • Day: 10
    Gokyo to Thaknak (4750m). –3 Hours

    Today we will be hiking short through the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngazumpa glacier. The afternoon we will explore nearby the hills on Thagnak and yoga continue. But today it will be almost easy and rest for hiking, which will prepare us for long hiking days and elevation gain to come. There is the icy part for a while and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Zongla.

    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4750 M
    • Thaknak
  • Day: 11
    Thagnak - Cho La pass 5,420 M (17,782 ft) to Dzongla.

    We take an early breakfast and head on our way. The journey over the Cho La Pass (5330m) is a bit strenuous, though you can do it even with little to no mountaineering experience. It is suggested to carry warm clothing and some extra food. You will not encounter any technical problems, as there is a clear path between the rocks next to the icefall. After enjoying the spectacular scenery from the pass, we descend to Dzongla. Overnight stay in a guest house.

    • Lodge
    • 7-8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4830 M
    • Dzongla
  • Day: 12
    Dzongla Trek to Lobuche.

    After breakfast, we head to Lobuche (4910m) from Dzongla. The stunning Everest region views never stop, and today’s route offers plenty of them. We will see Dughla Lake with its beautiful surrounding landscape. Our trail joins up with the classic Everest Base Camp Trek trail as we continue to Lobuche. Overnight stay in a guest house.

    • Lodge
    • 2-3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4940 M
    • Lobuche
  • Day: 13
    Lobuche - Gorak Shep 5,164 M (16,942 ft) - Everest Base Camp 5,380 M (17,600 ft) - Gorak Shep.

    We are full of excitement today, ready to make our dreams come true. We have an early breakfast because we’ve got a long day ahead of ourselves. The trail to Gorakshep is mostly uphill and rocky. After having lunch and dropping our bags off at Gorakshep, we head to Everest Base Camp with our day pack. The trail is a steep, rocky incline. Everest Base Camp is located on the Khumbu Glacier, where we can see infamous Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Khumbutse and Pumori, though we are unable to see Mt. Everest. After we take some snaps and celebrate, we head back down to Gorakshep. Overnight at guest house.

    • Lodge
    • 7-8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 5164 M
    • Gorak Shep
  • Day: 14
    Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar 5,545 M (18,192 ft) and Trek to Lobuche.

    After waking up early in the morning, we begin our climb to Kala Patthar. This is a major highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek! The breath-taking views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and many others are right in front of us. After enjoying our time and taking some photos at Kala Patthar, we come back to Gorakshep and have a nice big breakfast. After, we descend to Lobuche. Overnight at guesthouse.

    • Lodge
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4940 M
    • Lobuche
  • Day: 15
    Lobuche - Kongma La Pass 5,545 M (18,192 ft) - Chhukung.

    Another day, another pass. We wake up early and take our breakfast. We’ll have to pack some extra water and dry food, as there will be no tea shop and water resource for a good portion of our day. As we ascend the Kongma La Pass, we get a jaw-dropping panorama of white peaks and turquoise alpine lake below us. The rest of the day, we are descending to Chhukung, a small village in a barren alpine landscape. Overnight at guesthouse.

    • Lodge
    • 7-8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4730 M
    • Chhukung
  • Day: 16
    Chhukung Trek to Tengboche.

    Slowly trek down to Dingboche and the trek continues down following towards Pangboche. After this, we take the same trails back which are used to trek up. The trails come all the way down to the river. We cross the river and take an hour's walk up through the forest to reach Tengboche. Overnight at guest house.

    • Lodge
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3860 M
    • Tengboche
  • Day: 17
    Tengboche to Namche Bazaar.

    We take a nice walk down to Namche through forests until we arrive to the riverside. We cross the river and take a walk up the hill for two hours and have a pleasant, flat walk until we reach to Namche along the same trail as we used before. Overnight at Namche.

    • Hotel
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3440 M
    • Namche
  • Day: 18
    Namche Bazaar Trek to Lukla.

    After having breakfast, we start to head down to Lukla. We enjoy the last views of Mt. Everest, already looking forward to seeing it again. We cross six suspension bridges and pass several Sherpa villages before arriving in Lukla. After crossing the highest of the bridges, we walk for another 3 hours to Phakding and stop for lunch. We arrive in Lukla after about 2.5 hours of walking after Phakding. Time to enjoy the last night of the Himalaya in Lukla! Rugged Trails Nepal request to all our trek members to give tips to Sherpa’s because this is what they expect at the end after the successful trip. Evening enjoys the last moment with Sherpa’s and packs for tomorrow's early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

    • Hotel
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2860 M
    • Lukla
  • Day: 19
    Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

    Here we say bye to Khumbu region and fly back to Kathmandu. Check-in at the hotel and free time for shopping or exploring around Thamel. Evening Farewell dinner will be organized by rugged trails Nepal team. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Breakfast and Dinner
    • 1400 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 20
    Final Departure.

    Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they can continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact rugged trails Nepal team.

    • NA
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA
    • NA

What's Included

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Kathmandu -Lulkla- Kathmandu tickets
  • Accommodations during the trek.
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guide
  • Porters to carry baggage. 
  • Sagarmatha National park fees, Khumbu VDC and TIMS Card fees.
  • B/B based accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing.
  • Guided Tour in the city.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Equipment and clothing for a porter.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Private transportation as per itinerary.
  • First Aid Kit for Everest 3 High Passes Trek.
  • Everest High Pass Trekking Map for each member
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff, including porters
  • Duffle bags

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa: Multiple Entrée (30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during a hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gear & clothing (available for hire)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason
  • Table drinks, snacks while walking, mineral water, boiling water, and showers.
  • Service other than those mentioned above
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslides, strikes, political unrest, etc..
  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in the city.
  • Any extended trips


Departure Note

Everst 3 High Passes Trek Departure Dates for 2024 and 2025

We can meet your needs and timetable even if the Everest 3 High Pass trek has set departure dates from Kathmandu for 2024 and 2025. Please let us know if the trek date does not work for you. We will reschedule the excursion for a time that works for you. The preceding schedule is only a basic suggestion and may need to be altered because of circumstances beyond our control, such as erratic weather, a lack of lodges, etc. Nevertheless, there is virtually no reason to change the itinerary. 

Your trek leader will ultimately decide on the best reroute in the event that the plan has to be changed after speaking with the group and taking the party's best interests into account. 

We advise our guests to add a buffer day to their journey while taking a group departure tour or going on a private trek. There is a potential that air traffic or severe weather will cause the flights from Kathmandu (Manthali) to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu (Manthali) to fall behind schedule. We postpone the flight to the following one when this occurs. You can choose to take a helicopter ride in case of delays, but it costs between $500 and $1,000 per passenger.


FromToDurationStatusPrice From 
Start date06 Oct, 2024End date25 Oct, 2024day(s)20 DaysGuaranteed2 people (60 +)$1750/ person


Distance of Everest 3 High Passes Trek

The Everest three high passes trek typically covers a distance of between 100 and 120 kilometers. The route you choose, as well as your starting and finishing sites, will determine the overall distance of the Everest Three High Passes Trek. Trekkers often seek to cross Renjo La Pass (5360 meters), Cho La Pass (5420 meters), and Kongma La Pass, the three high crossings in the Everest area (5535 meters). The amount of time you spend acclimatizing, the side trips you take, and any deviations you take will all affect how far the hike is. The real distance, however, can differ from this estimated estimation.

Useful Information

The lodging for the Everest High Passes Trek 

Depending on your travel budget, you will stay in a 2- to 5-star hotel in Kathmandu. A 3-star hotel is usually included in the price. Teahouses and hotels are widely accessible while on the hike. From Lukla to Namche, there are plenty of charming tea houses and a few opulent hotels, but beyond Namche and before arriving in Lobuche via the Gokyo Valley, you won't be able to locate a traditional hotel; the rooms are often simple, with a bed, blankets, and a pillow.

Meals and Drinks During the Everest 3 High Pass Trek

Your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu will be B/B, but the price will also include a welcome and farewell meal. Around the Kathmandu Valley, there are wonderful restaurants and various kinds of food. After leaving Kathmandu for Lukla, meals will be served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The teahouses along this journey provide both traditional Nepalese cuisine and other cuisines from across the world (Tibetan, Indian, Continental, Chinese, etc.). You may purchase drinking water along the route, either mineral or boiling, but you should also take water purification tablets.

Do I need Travel Insurance for the Everest High Pass Trek? 

Yes, Prior to traveling to Nepal for the Everest Three Pass trip, make sure to obtain both medical and evacuation insurance. While visiting a Himalayan nation like Nepal, you should be cautious when selecting coverage because certain insurance providers could have unique policies for adventurous travel. It is always preferable to get your insurance before leaving your own country.

An overview of the differences between guided and solo excursions to the Everest High Passes.

Begin the adventure with the most gorgeous and daring flight to Lukla Although Lukla Airport is frequently referred to as the world's most dangerous airport, we like to refer to it as an adventurous airport. Porters will be at the Lukla Airport, and your guide will travel with you from the Kathmandu or Manthali airports. If you haven't already picked up breakfast from your accommodation after arriving in Lukla, your guide will organize it. 
Every day includes a different journey experience that involves walking, soaking in the landscape, snapping pictures, and trying new foods. Your knowledgeable, amiable guide/Sherpa will provide information about the locations you will be seeing. Your major stuff will be carried by the porters. To transport your goods, you must bring a small backpack. 

A hot cup of tea or coffee in the morning gets the day started. Your breakfast order will be taken by the guide each evening before you go to bed. After a hearty breakfast, we started our walk for the day between 7 and 8 AM, depending on how long it would be and how the route would be. You usually have lunch at about noon while traveling to the next location after a three- to four-hour trip. We will take a short break after lunch before continuing. Most guides would advise you to choose a short meal because we could have to wait a while for dinner during the high season.

It usually takes two to three hours less to walk in the afternoon. You can munch on the additional dietary food after you get at your overnight lodging or teahouse. You are then free to wander about or discover surrounding locations for sunset. It is better to avoid napping in the afternoon at such a high altitude. 
Dinner will be served between 6 and 7 o'clock. You can spend some time with the rest of your colleagues having cordial chats before heading to bed. The itinerary for the following day will be explained by our guide. After this introduction, you can play cards, read a book, share cultural experiences, study Nepalese, and other things. Having a guide means they'll work for you till the lights go out and are ready before the sun comes up!. 

Extra personal expenses during the Everest 3 Passes trek

All meals, airfare to Lukla, lodging in Kathmandu, guides, porters, hiking permits, taxes, and staff insurance are included. Additionally, you will need to bring personal spending money to pay for the costs associated with getting a visa, purchasing travel insurance, buying snacks and beverages on the hike, showering on the hike, tipping the trekking crew, purchasing souvenirs, and the entrance fees to enter the world heritage sites in Kathmandu. Bring cash with you to exchange in Nepal, or use the ATMs in Kathmandu, Lukla, or Namche to withdraw money. It's better to withdraw cash in Kathmandu.

Communication during the Everest three Passes Trek

There is a nominal service charge for using Wi-Fi in the lodges and teahouses on the Everest 3 High Passes Trek. From there, you may get in touch with your family and friends. However, after we're at a high altitude, we'll use phones to talk. Throughout the journey, our guides will keep us updated through WhatsApp, Messenger, or phone conversations. Before traveling to the Himalayas, get local SIM cards in Kathmandu if you wish to use them. In the Mountains, mobile signal strength could be insufficient.

Electricity and water on the Everest 3 High Pass trek

You can charge your cell phones, camera batteries, and other electrical devices everywhere. However, the majority of the time, you have to spend between $1 and $3 for it. For the hike, we advise you to get a portable power bank. 
You may get mineral water, filtered water, or cooking water at nearby hotels and small businesses along the road. Bring a camel bag so you can carry water and drink while you walk. Water from rivers and faucets should not be drunk since it may not be potable. You may purchase tablets that purify your water.


  • Great Guides For Our Everest 3 Passes Trek

    - Harrie Van de Linde, Australia

    Great small trekking company with lots of knowledge about the area. Indra and Mekraj were great guides for our 3 passes trek for 14 days. They have done it many times before, so they know the lodges and where the great food is. We went in the off-season (Nov–Dec), so lots of lodges were very quiet and felt homely.
    Most of our group used porters for some of our gear, which helped a lot during the strenuous days of the trip.
    Overall, I would recommend a company like this over the bigger groups such as Intreped, as it can be altered as you go for your own pace and interests rather than a very set route and schedule.

  • Solo Trekking In the Himalaya Everest Three Passes

    - Georgia, Austria

    Thank you, Rugged Trails, for helping me to feel every emotion a human being has ever felt and for locating all the hiking supplies—even shoes—at the last minute in Kathmandu. Thank you, Nirajan, Indra, Harka, and all the lovely people of Nepal, for making it a perfectly organized and super-safe adventure. Thank you for putting up with all my feelings and random requests for ginger-lemon tea.

    Read her personal experiences about the whole trip: Female solo trekking In the Himalaya

  • Short Everest View Trek and Kathmandu

    - Mariana, Colombia

    I was traveling as a solo woman and Rugged Trails Nepal organized my trekking trip to Tengboche (short Everest view trek) and a couple of city tours in Kathmandu. Indra was my guide during my trekking trip and he was the most helpful and nice person. Nirajan made my travel experience a really good one and help me with everything that I asked for. I completely recommend this agency for any trekking trip in the Himalayas and for a solo woman.