Everest High Pass Trek - 18 Days

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  • Trip Duration18 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonMarch-May, Sep-Nov
  • Max Altitude5545 m

Overview

“Leave the ordinary behind you and climb into a breathless world of soaring mountain peaks, wandering yak trails, and high mountain passes, where your fingertips can almost brush the sky. This is the Everest Three Passes Trek: a challenging and rewarding way to reach Everest Base Camp—and to go beyond.”

 

CONQUER THE MAJESTIC THREE HIGH PASSES (3-Pass trek) IN THE EVEREST 

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure? Also known as the Everest High Pass Trek or the Everest Three High Passes Trek, the Everest Three Passes Trek is an epic mountain adventure through some of the wildest alpine scenery on the planet. Whatever you choose to call it, this is unquestionably one of the longest treks in Nepal—and one of the most exciting.

You’ll be adventuring through the high-altitude wilderness of the Khumbu for nearly three weeks, passing beneath the shadow of the world’s tallest mountains. You’ll visit Everest Base Camp, ascend to the jaw-dropping vantage point known as Kala Patthar, and meet the friendly, hard-working Sherpa people who have always called the Khumbu home. You’ll also get to leave the tourist trail behind you, ascending to three scarcely trod passes that give this trek its name: Kongma La (5,535 meters), Cho La (5,420 meters), and Renjo La (5,345 meters).

FEAST YOUR EYES ON THE SPECTACULAR SCENERY OF THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL HIMALAYAN WILDERNESS 

As your path traces the winding course of the Dudh Koshi river and rises through the pristine majesty of the Khumbu’s lush forests and windswept peaks, you’ll quickly discover why the Everest Three Passes trek makes for such a remarkable adventure.

You’ll be combining the very best of the Everest Base Camp Trek and the Gokyo Trek, exploring scenic valleys and forested hillsides, marveling at the sheer grandeur of permanent Himalayan glaciers, and climbing to lonely heights where solitary stupas and strings of snapping prayer flags are your only company. But make no mistake: while the natural splendor of the Khumbu is outstanding, it may be the people whom you remember most fondly.

On the Everest Three Passes Trek, you’ll meet hospitable Sherpa villagers, spend your nights in their historic towns, and learn about their culture at important Buddhist monasteries. Many of our clients find themselves returning to the Everest region again and again—and once you meet these friendly mountain people, you’ll understand why.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT ON THE EVEREST HIGH PASS (EVEREST THREE PASS) TREK 

Everest trekking isn’t for the faint of heart, and this maxim holds true for our Everest Three Passes Trek. While no technical mountaineering skills are required to ascend to the highest points on this Everest trek, it’s important to remember that each of them rises to an altitude greater than 5,000 meters above sea level—this is serious mountain territory, where even experienced trekkers may experience symptoms of altitude sickness.

Due to the remoteness of the region, it’s also necessary to trek with a qualified guide. Fortunately, Alpine Ramble Treks has you covered. We’ll set you up with one of the very best trekking guides in the industry, who will work hard to ensure that your Everest Three Passes Trek lives up to your wildest dreams.

If you’ve been longing for the mountains and you appreciate the challenge of a proper adventure, this is the trek for you. When you’re ready to get started, contact us via WhatsApp at +977 9851175531.

BEST TIME TO EMBARK ON THIS EPIC EVEREST THREE-PASS TREK

Weather in the Himalayas is variable, and the best trekking seasons are usually determined by the arrival of the summer monsoon. In order to avoid the wettest conditions, many hikers travel during the spring, which occurs from February to March.

This is the time of year when wildflowers are in bloom and temperatures are at their most comfortable. Other trekkers might prefer to tackle the Everest Three Passes Trek during the autumn season, between September and November.

This is perhaps the best time of year for crisp days and clear mountain views. Winter treks in the Everest region are also possible, but snowfall accumulation on the mountain passes of Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La may render the going treacherous.

We also typically recommend against hiking the Everest Three Passes Trek during summer. If your schedule only allows you to visit Nepal during the summer or winter, Alpine Ramble Treks will be happy to arrange a customized itinerary to plan the most rewarding adventure possible.

 

EVEREST HIGH (THREE) PASS TREK DIFFICULTY LEVEL & GUIDE

The Everest Three Passes Trek, or Everest High Pass Trek, represents a challenging hiking itinerary with a maximum elevation of more than 5,000 meters. 

You’ll be walking for up to seven or eight hours each day, and the trail ascends and descends as it winds through countless side valleys and ascends to the trek’s titular mountain passes.

For these reasons, you should be in good health and physical fitness before embarking upon this trek. Walking, running, and other forms of cardiovascular exercise are great ways to prepare for the opportunity to visit the Three High Passes. An expert guide from Alpine Ramble Treks will also be assigned to watch over you, monitor your progress and condition, and shepherd you safely all the way to the top of the world—and back again.

 

THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES IN EVEREST 

If our Everest Three Passes Trek isn’t quite what you’re looking for, Alpine Ramble Treks has plenty of Everest trekking alternatives here in Khumbu. Consider our 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek or our eight-day alternative option.

And if you’re only here on a brief visit, you can still enjoy the splendor of the world’s tallest mountain by booking our Everest Helicopter Tour or Scenic Everest Flight. With convenient departures from Kathmandu, these day trips are a fantastic way to get up close and personal with Mt. Everest when you’re short on time.

We can also arrange for trips to any other region of Nepal, like the fantastic Annapurnas or the exciting Langtang region.

 

EVEREST THREE-PASS (HIGH) TREK HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Climb to the Three High Passes of Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,420m), and Renjo La (5,345m).
  • Visit the holy grail of trekking destinations: the incomparable Everest Base Camp.
  • Acquaint yourself with ancient Buddhist culture by visiting historic monasteries at Khumjung and Tengboche.
  • Enjoy unbelievable alpine panoramas from the vantage points of Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri.
  • Feast your eyes on the frozen beauty of the stunning Gokyo Lakes.

 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF THIS TREK WITH ART 204 AND 2025

  • Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure.
  • Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, trekking poles, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
  • Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!

 

Itinerary

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Welcome to Kathmandu: the gateway to all treks in Nepal. The country’s capital has often been called the City of Temples, and it’s not hard to see why. Few places in the world can boast such a stunning array of ancient religious temple complexes, where the faithful of the Hindu and Buddhist faiths mingle freely. When you arrive in this bustling city, you’ll be warmly welcomed by a member of the Alpine Ramble Treks team and transferred to your hotel in the tourist district of Thamel. You’ll meet our trekking experts, who will explain your itinerary and review all of the trekking equipment and essentials that you’ll need for your Everest Three Passes Trek. Later this evening, you’ll want to spend some time exploring the markets and shops in Thamel’s lively streets before returning to your hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Accommodation type: Hotel Thamel Park
  • Meals: Breakfast (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

Today, we’ll take our first steps on the Everest Three Passes Trek. We’ll board an early morning flight to the mountain town of Lukla, where most Everest treks begin. This short flight will offer you the chance to feast your eyes on some of Nepal’s most spectacular alpine scenery—so be sure to grab a window seat. When we arrive in Lukla, we’ll connect with the rest of our trekking team, including the porters who will be in charge of carrying our gear over the high-altitude mountain passes we’ll soon traverse. It’s all on foot from here, and our first day of trekking in Nepal will take us about three hours. Our destination today is the small town of Phakding: to get there, we’ll cross daring suspension bridges, hike alongside the glacial Dudh Koshi River, and share winding hillside trails with traveling Sherpas and their herds of yaks. Upon reaching Phakding, we’ll set aside our gear and get checked into a comfortable mountain teahouse or trekkers’ lodge.

Please note: Your flight to Lukla may depart from the Ramechhap Airport in Manthali rather than Kathmandu, due to ongoing upgrades at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Alpine Ramble Treks will keep you apprised of the situation and arrange any necessary additional transportation via microbus.

  • Accommodation: Khumbu Lodge/ Azalia Hotel
  • Hiking Hrs: 3-4 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 2,800m/9,187ft

Our journey will start from Phakding after having our morning breakfast at Hotel, our journey to Namche is quite a long day for today, and we will be following the Dudh Koshi River up to the valley crossing a few beautiful suspension bridges and waterfalls walking through the historical Sherpa villages of Manjo (An entry point of Sagarmatha National park) and Jhorsalle (Lunch Camp), we will be walking continually up to Namche after Lunch at Jhorsalle village, it will be 2 hours walking through pine forest before we reach Namche we will enjoy seeing the highest mountain in the world (Everest) if not clouded by the time, after walking 20 minutes from this point finally we will reach to the entry point of the main town of Khumbu region Namche, overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)Our day begins with a hearty breakfast and a steaming mug of tea—if you’re feeling adventurous, try the local yak butter tea to get a real taste of Himalayan culture. When we’re properly fortified for the hike ahead of us, we’ll set off for today’s portion of the Everest Three Passes Trek. We’ll be on the trail for about five hours today, following the Dudh Koshi river, crossing steep ravines on picturesque suspension bridges draped with colorful prayer flags, and trekking beneath the boughs of sweet-smelling pine and rhododendron. You’ll get a firsthand look at Sherpa culture today as we pass through the villages of Monjo and Jorsalle, and we’ll also be formally entering the Sagarmatha National Park: Nepal’s premier wilderness and trekking destination. Sagarmatha is the Nepalese name for Mount Everest, and we can anticipate getting our first good view of the mountain today as we climb to a high vantage point near the town of Namche Bazaar. When we arrive in town, we’ll settle in at the best available teahouse or lodge.

  • Accommodation: Skaura/ Alpine Lodge
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

We’ll soon be trekking over the three high passes of the Khumbu, so we’ll need to make sure our bodies are properly acclimatized to the high-altitude air of the Himalayas. To give ourselves enough time, we’ll spend the day here in Namche Bazaar—fortunately, there’s plenty to do and see. Namche is widely regarded as the most important town in the Khumbu, where it’s served as a historic trading center and, in more recent years, as the base of operations for travelers and trekkers. You’ll have the chance to visit the local Sherpa museum to learn more about their culture, and we can also take an acclimatization hike to the spectacular Hotel Everest View to earn splendid views of Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse, and Everest itself. The outlying village of Khumjung is also home to the Edmund Hillary School, originally founded by the famous mountaineer. And you won’t want to miss what’s purported to be a genuine yeti scalp at Khumjung’s monastery—this is a real piece of Himalayan history. This evening, we’ll spend another night at our guesthouse here in Namche.

  • Accommodation: Skaura/ Alpine Lodge
  • Hiking Duration: 2-3 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

Now that we’ve started to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere of the Himalayas, it’s time to continue our Everest Three Passes Trek. We’ve got about five hours of hiking ahead of us today, beginning with a gentle ascent through hushed forests of tall pines. Spectacular mountain views will be the order of the day—after making a brief descent and crossing a suspension bridge, we’ll climb a series of switchbacks to earn a marvelous look at the mighty summits of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. From here, it’s not far from the town of Tengboche. After checking in at our guesthouse and dropping off your bags, you’ll want to make a point of visiting the Tengboche monastery. Set amongst impossibly scenic Himalayan mountains, the monastery is the largest of its kind in all of Khumbu. After admiring the stunning artistry of its murals and sculptures, we’ll return to our lodge to spend the night here in Tengboche.

  • Accommodation: Himalaya/ Trekkers inn
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft

As we draw closer to Everest Base Camp, you’ll begin to notice that the majestic peaks of Nepal’s Himalayas seem to grow larger with every step. This impression will only get stronger today, as we follow the banks of the Dudh Koshi and trek beneath the towering frozen summits of mountains like Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam. Before reaching Dingboche, we’ll cut through the villages of Deboche and Pangboche. The former is home to a particularly fine example of the Buddhist mani wall: each stone that comprises this long structure has been carefully inscribed with the mantra om mani padme hum. From here, we’ll climb higher and further across the length and breadth of the Khumbu, arriving at Dingboche after a total of about five hours on the trail. Then it’s time to unload our bags, take off our boots, and enjoy a hard-earned, home-cooked meal at a local guesthouse before retiring for the evening.

  • Accommodation: Good-luck lodge
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 4,360m/14,305ft

Today’s route is shorter and gentler than the past few days, but the mountain scenery is no less impressive. Our riverside trail leads through rocky terrain, with snowcapped mountains peeking out from behind just about every ridge: Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam will be the stars of today’s show. We’ll reach the village of Chhukung after about three hours of hiking, and we’ll check in at a local teahouse before spending the rest of the day at our leisure. If you’re keen to do some more exploring, you can extend today’s section of the Everest Three Passes Trek by ascending to the nearby vantage point of Chhukung Ri. This mountaintop viewpoint offers a crowd-free look at some of Khumbu’s most marvelous summits: Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nupste, and Imja Tse (also known as Island Peak). If you’d rather sit back and relax with a cup of tea to enjoy the fine Himalayan view, you’ll have another chance to enjoy an acclimatization hike tomorrow; we’ll overnight here in Chhukung.

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking Duration: 4 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 4740m

It’s almost time to approach the first of the high mountain passes that give the Everest Three Passes Trek its name, which means that we’ll soon be tackling some serious altitude. Today, then, will serve as another acclimatization day to prepare our bodies for the upcoming challenge. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit still. If you didn’t make it to Chhukung Ri yesterday, a sunrise hike to the viewpoint to watch dawn break across the Himalayas makes for an experience you won’t soon forget. We can also embark upon short-but-challenging day hikes to get a closer look at the twin summits of Ama Dablam and a nearby frozen lake; these smaller excursions will keep our bodies active and help us to adjust to the increasingly high elevations of the Khumbu. However you choose to spend the day, we’ll return to Chhukung in the afternoon to prepare our supplies for tomorrow and to spend another night in our cozy teahouse. Make sure to get plenty of rest to get ready for tomorrow’s climb!

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 2 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 5200 m (Chhukung Ri)

We’ll make an early start this morning as we strike out for the first of our Everest trek’s three high passes: Kongma La. Our path leads across the outstretched arm of Nuptse’s glacier, tracing a twisting course through rocky terrain before climbing the Niyang Khola valley to arrive at a series of frozen lakes. We’ll make a steep continuous ascent from here to reach the magnificent Kongma La itself. Standing at a lofty 5,535 meters above sea level, this represents the highest point so far on the Everest Three Passes Trek. After enjoying the remarkable alpine scenery and savoring our accomplishment, we’ll begin our descent to the other side. Our path now leads in the direction of Everest’s famous Khumbu Glacier, and we’ve got a tricky bit of downhill trekking ahead of us before we reach Lobuche. We’ll set a slow and steady pace, descending gradually and safely to arrive at our destination after about four hours of hiking from Kongma La. When we arrive at Lobuche, we’ll be more than ready for a good night’s rest!

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 7-8 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 5345m

This morning marks another major accomplishment on our Everest Three Passes Trek. We’ve specifically designed this itinerary to include the chance to visit Everest Base Camp, and today we’ll make the trek from Lobuche to this coveted mountaineering landmark. Our path leads along the rocky moraine of the Khumbu glacier on the approach to Gorak Shep, where we’ll stop to unload some of our gear and enjoy a hot lunch before pressing on for another two or three hours to reach Everest Base Camp itself. Along the way, we’ll achieve unbelievable mountain views from high vantage points along the apex of the Khumbu glacier, our destination drawing nearer with every step. When we arrive at Everest Base Camp, you’ll quickly find yourself caught up in the infectious atmosphere of celebration that pervades this bucket-list Himalayan hub. After mingling with other trekkers and climbers and taking plenty of once-in-a-lifetime photographs, we’ll make the return trek to Gorak Shep, where we’ll spend the night at the best available trekking lodge.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 5,364 m (EBC)

With Everest Base Camp at our backs, you’d be forgiven for thinking that we’ve already seen the most remarkable views that the Himalayas have to offer. But when we make the early-morning ascent to the mountaintop of Kala Patthar today, you’ll be rewarded with the best alpine panorama you’ve seen so far. As the sun breaks over the Himalaya’s finest peaks, you’ll have front-row tickets to the show of a lifetime. Later this morning, we’ll descend back to Gorak Shep to retrieve our luggage and enjoy a late breakfast. Then we’ll strike out for the town of Dzongla, which should take us about four or five hours of trekking to reach. We’ll follow the right bank of the Dudh Koshi as we travel peacefully along this quiet stretch of the Everest Three Passes Trek, enjoying close-up looks at Ama Dablam, Lobuche, and some especially striking frozen lakes throughout the day. At Dzongla, we’ll get checked in to our teahouse and spend the rest of the day at our leisure.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 4-5 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 5545 m

After enjoying an early-morning breakfast, we’ll set out for the second of our trek’s three high passes. Turning our steps towards the sky-scraping mountain of Cholatse, we’ll begin by traversing gentle terrain and crossing a series of streams before beginning to climb the rocky field of the glacial moraine. We’ll be surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Himalayas all day long, and mind-blowing scenery will greet your eyes in every direction. When we arrive at the high-altitude pass of Cho La, we’ll have climbed to 5,420 meters in elevation. After taking some spectacular photos of prayer flags set against a backdrop of jagged mountain peaks and icy blue lakes, we’ll begin the long descent from the opposite side of Cho La. It should take us about five hours to pass through the midway point of Thangnak and reach today’s destination, but our long hike will make for an unforgettable journey with unparalleled mountain scenery along the way. When we arrive in Gokyo, you’ll quickly fall in love with this charming village nestled along the azure shores of a lovely alpine lake.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 7-8 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 4680 m

Just two days after watching the sun rise over Kala Patthar, we’ll embark on a second early-morning hike to catch a view that might just be its equal. The magnificent mountaintop vantage point of Gokyo Ri sits at an astounding 5,357 meters in elevation, and it’s one of the highest points on our Everest Three Passes Trek. We’ll arrive at the viewpoint just in time to watch the illumination of daybreak bathe the summits of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Nupste with spectacular golden light. From here, the turquoise pools of the Gokyo Lakes are especially bewitching as they glitter and shine in the dawning light of the morning. After enjoying this stunning view to its fullest, we’ll return to Gokyo Ri and spend the rest of the day at our leisure, allowing ourselves time to continue adjusting to the high altitudes of the Khumbu.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 2 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 5357m (Gokyo Ri)

After having breakfast in Gokyo, we’ll strike out for the last of the three passes on our Everest trek: Renjo La. We’ll approach the northern shore of the lake and traverse a series of switchbacks as we climb to the pass, which should take approximately three or four hours. Renjo La itself is situated at an altitude of 5, 345 meters, and the views from the pass are nothing short of stupendous: from here, you can see the colossal trail of the Ngozumpa Glacier, the distant town of Gokyo, and the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, and Taboche clutching at the sky. The second half of today’s trek will bring us down from the pass, descending along steep paths and treading alongside more of the region’s most stunning frozen lakes. Soon we’ll reach the village of Lumde, where we may stop to purchase supplies and grab a quick bite to eat. From here, it’s a short hike to Marulung, where we’ll stop for the day and spend the night in a local trekking lodge.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 7-8 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 5360m ( Renjo La)

Today marks the beginning of our long descent from the highest reaches of the Khumbu. To get started, we’ll hike along the riverbank of the Bhote Koshi, following an ancient salt trading route used historically to exchange goods and supplies from Tibet. After about three hours on the trail, we’ll come across the village of Thame. This is a great place to stop for lunch and reflect on the miles we’ve covered so far. Thame is also renowned locally as the hometown of Apa Sherpa, who long held the record of summiting Mount Everest more times than any other climber. We’ll move on after lunch, making the final approach to Namche Bazaar as we descend through the highlands of the Khumbu for a few more hours. When we arrive at Namche, make sure to take advantage of the town’s bakeries for a truly sumptuous treat before turning in at our guesthouse for the night.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 5-6hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,440 m

As we prepare to bid farewell to the Khumbu and conclude our Everest Three Passes Trek, we’ll make the final leg of our journey: our destination today is Lukla, where our adventure first began. We’ll start by descending steeply, following the Dudh Koshi river beneath the overhanging boughs of pleasant pine forests and treading the boards of a few suspension bridges to crisscross over the river’s swiftly flowing glacial waters. While we’ve already trekked this stretch of trail between Namche Bazaar and Lukla, following the same path in reverse yields surprising views from entirely new angles. We’ll cross open plains, trek amongst gorgeous rhododendrons, and follow sacred mani walls as we approach the end of our trek. When we arrive in Lukla, it’s time to celebrate: we’ve successfully completed the Everest Three Passes Trek! We’ll enjoy one final meal together as a team to commemorate our accomplishments before spending the night here in Lukla.

  • Accommodation type: Norhtface Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 2,800 m

After more than two weeks of trekking in Nepal, it’s time to return to Kathmandu at last. We’ll enjoy another scenic flight between Lukla and the capital city, offering one last glimpse of the majestic Himalayas before you’re transferred to your hotel. Depending on your outgoing travel plans, you may have the opportunity to shop and dine in the busy tourist district of Thamel tonight. If you’re staying on in Nepal, we’d be happy to arrange another trek or any number of adventure activities, wildlife tours, or cultural excursions. And when it’s time for you to say goodbye to Nepal, we’ll transfer you back to the Tribhuvan International Airport in time for your outgoing flight. Thank you for choosing Alpine Ramble Treks for your Everest Three Passes Trek!

  • Accommodation type: Hotel Thamel Park
  • Flight duration:40 Minutes
  • Meals: Breakfast (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 1350 m

Our journey in the Himalayas now comes to an end today! Finally, an Alpine Ramble representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 2-3 hours before our scheduled departure flight for home. If you wish to extend your stay in Nepal some other adventure activities can be arranged based on your time time and preferences, we will be pleased to be part of this help and will assist you with all the formalities!


Please note: The trekking times indicated in ABOVE are approximate and are best used as general guidelines. During the Everest Three Passes Trek, you’ll be able to travel freely at your own pace. We also recommend arriving in Kathmandu at least one day before your scheduled itinerary begins; this will allow you to meet with our trekking team in advance to learn more about your planned activities. Staying in Kathmandu for an extra day or two at the end of the itinerary will also provide you with a more flexible schedule in the event that mountain flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are delayed due to weather.

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    Everest High Pass Trek - 18 Days map

    Trip inclusion

    • Free airport transfer on arrival and departure by private vehicles
    • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
    • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
    • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
    • All necessary papers including Everest national park permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
    • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
    • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek 
    • Assistant guide for the group 6 or above
    • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in the both Kathmandu and Lukla airport
    • Supplementary snacks: energy bars, crackers, cookies, etc.
    • Seasonal fresh fruits dessert every evening after dinner.
    • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
    • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
    • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
    • An oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
    • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
    • Emergency rescue operation assistance is arranged in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
    • All government, Local taxes/ vat, and official Expenses
    • 10% OF ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT OUR SOCIAL IMPACTS INITIATIVE
    • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
    • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before and after the trek) 
    • All kinds of beverages (tea/coffee, coke, beers, water, etc).
    • Additional costs by out of management control due to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, change of government policies, strikes, physical conditions, etc.
    • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
    • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
    • Travel insurance has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from high-altitude up to 5000 m.
    • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
    • Gratitudes to guides and staff  (Recommended by the culture)
    • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.

    Dates & Price

    The Trip departure dates both for group and private tours are available any time of the yearclick here to select your own desired dates! 

    Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
    21 May, 202507 Jun, 2025AvailableUS$1255

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    Foods on Everest HighThree-pass Trek

    Trekking in the Himalayas is a fantastic adventure experience of a lifetime; for multiple days of trekking, we need a solid diet and hygienic foods to keep us strong and energized. As we trek in the mountains, we needed an excellent level of diet foods like protein and carbohydrates to maintain our fitness. The meal on this trek is convenient, but it might be slightly different in size/taste than in city areas.

    During the trek, we had a wide selection of food items on the house's menus that originated and were prepared by the local community. The names of the most common meals of the region as given beloStandardmon Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it's also named Gurung bread in the Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items, and any hot drinks are available except espresso, Americ. and

    Common Lunch options – different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

    Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings), different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu's selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

    At the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items mentioned. Still, officially, none of the meats are on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountains, such as in high areas, is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid eating meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

     

    Deseret and Snack options include receiving Pudding, Apple fruit, Snicker/Mars bar, popcorn, cake, pastries, etc.

     

    Drinking Waters

    The water on a trek is available at every trekking lodge or shopping shop along the way; buying a regular bottle of mineral water costs 1-3 USD per litter. Annapurna region has plenty of water sources to get the water as you can also refill the water from random taps or water sources; refilling waters from any of those sources is potable, but it will be unacceptable to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended to drink that keeps you hydrated.

     

    Accommodations

    Accommodations on the mountain are straightforward in tea hoses. The rooms typically have only 2- 3 single beds with warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and lovely ice views. However, a single private room will be provided during the trek with no extra cost for solo female travelers.

    During the trek, we will ensure you are accommodated in the best available tea house, which offers excellent mountain views and scenery.

    NOTE: Kathmandu offers an extensive range of luxury hotel offers. However, we will also be pleased to help you make reservations for the 4- and 5-star hotel bookings on request.

     

    Passport and Visa

    If you are traveling to Nepal, you need a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You can get an On Arrival V,isa" ast enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter NepaTo the forefingers, except for Chinese and Indian passports, you will be charged USD 40 as visa application fees for a 30-day tourist visa. However, tourists with Indian and Chinese passports do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

     

    Best Time of Year for the Everest HiPassass Trek (3 - pass )

    Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons, like many other countries:  spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, and winter. Among all these seas, there are mainly two distinct trekking asonseasonssson: the Everest HiPassass trek or aregionalitrekeks in Ne: autumntumn and spring.

    Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May; the weather in this month is mainly stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is perfect for trekking in the Everest region. It offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day. The temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime, and the temperature at night can drop to 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation, making the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

    Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Everest Three passes Trek, Autumn includes the months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees, which is excellent for trekking.

     

    Travel InsuranFor safety; travel insurance is mandatory for participating in any trek and tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially in the mountains air, is like a secure, on which you can enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance covering emergency helicopter rescue and medical vacation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, and repatriation expenses, and any illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will guarantee you peace of mind while you travel and provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.

     

    Packing list for Everest High Pass Trek

    The following lists the essential trekking gear recommended for trekking in Nepal. All listed gear can also be easily bought in Kathmandu, where several shops sell the necessary clothes and gear for trekkers.

    • A few pairs of Thermal tops
    • Fleece jacket/pullover
    • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one, pair
    • Down jacket -(The company will provide it if you do not have your own)
    • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
    • Trekking pants- at least two passwords
    • Mittens/woolen gloves
    • Warm Hiking socks
    • TrekkiSuesue with spare laces
    • Pair of flipflop-flopderwears & Swiming costume
    • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
    • Sun hat/scarf
    • Sunglasses
    • Sleeping bag -(The company will provide it if you do not have your own)
    • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
    • Day bag above 40 L
    • 1 set- Headlamp
    • Small lock for the day backpack
    • Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
    • Water purification tablets/ electric light
    • Wash towel
    • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
    • Rain poncho
    • Basic personal first aid kit

     

    Everest HiPassass Trek Safety and SatiSatisfactionETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

    On this trek, you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally comes from the mountain (same region) of Nepal; the guide will be carrying all the essential equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your ordinations on this trek. However, suppose our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or unforeseen circumstances. In that case, we will always stand by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

    Note: During the trek, make sure you are always in the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter several mules, yaks carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa unused or masignificantransportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them and stay at the safe place, especially at the narrow section of the trail.

     

    Transportations

    Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip, including free arrival and departure services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative with the traditional flow, and then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will provide private vehicles for city tours like Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise View tour, and others in Nepal on request.

     

    Booking and payment process

    Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government-authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure-interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with uWe we called mountain family, home away from home with us.

    To process a trip booking with us, you must deposit 20 % of the total trip cost in advance to the prior time to ensure all the reservations, such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. The remaining payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit card or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you send us all your documents, such as passport copies of your ticket, travel insurance, and flight details when booking. Secure your seats Now! 

     

    Extra personal expenses

    During the trek, all your meals (lunch, breakfast, and dinner with hot drinks) are included in the package. The meals will be served as per the package program, and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills will be extra.

     

    Last-minute booking interested travelers can make the last-minute bookings a day before the trip. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute, and the booking can be made directly through the online form or by sending us an email, messaging the WhatsApp app, or calling. But, Last-minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips. Free online booking Form! 

     

    FAQs

    Yes, on upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by one of our Alpine Ramble crews and transfer to the respective hotel
     

    Altitudes in the Himalayas of Nepal definitely demand excellent stamina, tough determination, and the best health condition. Some sections of the trek are quite demanding and some days might even require 5-7 hours of walking.

    Although the trek to the Everest Base Camp is considered moderate and easily attainable, it is no walk in the park.

    Moreover, the good news is that no technical skill is required to plan your trek or any other exploratory trips in Nepal. However, your prior hiking experience will definitely be considered a plus point. A few months of regular exercise including walking and jogging is recommended before the trip to build up the required stamina.

    Our professional guides will do their best to keep a reasonable pace throughout the trek. They will always be on hand to encourage and give advice when required. Their aim is for all participants to not only complete this trek but to have the best time of their life exploring the wonderful Himalayas.

    Yes, Or guide will be taking a first aid kit with basis medicines including Diamox. However, we would recommend you to take some medicine by yourself. 

    Yes, Three meals of a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek in the mountain and foods you will be eating as per menu- offers a wide verity of meals including local and western continentals. 

    Yes, you can be paid either way. However, we recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining of your tour balance, paying by credit card charge you 4 % extra as serving fee by the bank. Any amounts of cash are acceptable! 

    The travelers need to be paid 10% of the full trip cost in advance and remaining of the funds for trekking can be made on arrival in Kathmandu. For the booking of your trip please go through the section of "BOOK YOUR TRIP" and click there to make your reservation, it's instant booking confirmation. 

     

    Yes, Kathmandu has plenty of shops offering the best prices for trekking gears.

    The best season of the year for this trek is Autumn ( Spe- Dec) and Spring ( March-May) with the clear sky and great views- the temperatures are moderate, you can also do the trek in other months as well with less crowded. 

     

    Yes, we have a safe place to store your luggage at our Hotel or office.

    Yes, The laundry and Hot shower (more likely bucket shower at the higher point of the trek) services are available with small charge 

    Yes, we will help you to exchange your current very easily 

    Yes, almost every teahouse has Wifi offer with a little charge 

    Yes, Visitors can get - On Arrival visa very easily at the Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season.

    Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for trekking to the Everest region. -your travel insurance must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for individual trekking members, please kindly provide us your insurance to us at the time of booking your trip or later - before your trip get started. Alpine Ramble will help and assist you to buy travel insurance for potential unforeseen events or altitude sickness during the trek.

    The answer is absolutely Yes, we have been trekking many times with a solo female trekker and all of the trekking tours have successfully done by supporting the help of our friendly and experienced Guides and sherpa team.
     

    Everest base camp elevation is 5364 meters 

    The Highest Point of our trek is 5545 meters (KALAPATHAR)  above the sea level 

    Yes, Our Guide and Porters are all insured and they have trekking climbing insurances for trekking to any mountain in Nepal.

     

    Of course, yes, you can!  This trekking tour can be done by anyone from 8 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

    Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) and they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

    Apparently, the hiking would be at least 4-6  hours per day

    Yes, you could choose to own your departure dates according to your time and schedule if the published Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plans, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary on your own time and preferences. 
    • Ascend Slowly
    • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
    • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
    • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
    • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
    • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

    Reviews

    • Daniel - March 25, 2021

      I just finished a three passes trek with Alpine Ramble and had an amazing time! My guide, Krishna Dhakal, was excellent. He is kind, funny, and helpful and made the experience a very memorable one.

      Dil, the owner of the company, was very responsive and made the booking and coordinating the trek a breeze.

      If you are thinking of doing a trek in Nepal - Alpine Ramble is the perfect company to work with. Five stars!

    • Ieva i - November 16, 2019

      I have just finished EBC 12 day treck. What an epic adventure!
      Dil was very helpful in organising the trip and answered all my endless questions. When I got to Kathmandu he went above and beyond to make sure that trip was successful. I have already passed Alpine Rumble contacts to my friends who are considering trecking in Nepal.
      Thank you Dil!

    • Ziad Rizk - January 01, 2019

      Great experience with Alpine Ramble, the company owner Dil and our guide Dilman were both very friendly and helpful. They made sure that our stay in Kathmandu before and after the trek was comfortable, and our request to change the hotel booking to a place closer to thamel district was satisfied immediately. During the trek, Dilman was making sure that we were feeling well on a daily basis and briefing us on the plan for the next day. He even managed, upon our request to be back in Lukla asap, to skip two rest days from our schedule without exhausting us physically.

    • Adrian Pet - December 21, 2016

      Dil is an incredible guide with such attention to detail and focus on making your experience as comfortable and amazing as possible. Great for a good conversation and experienced enough to handle any situation. I've trekked with Dil a number of times and now consider him part of my Nepali family!

    • Somsikhar Jamali - October 12, 2016

      Dil Gurung is a safe pair of hands. This summarizes what he does in a nutshell. He has fantastic emotional quotient and is attentive to detail and to every single member of his expedition client team. I would go back with him to the Nepali Himalayas any time. I would endorse him as an excellent guide for an international audience. It is great to see that his enterpreneurship has led him to set up his own outfit. His maturity and conscientiousness are remarkable.

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      India