Home » Nepal » Trekking » Everest Region Treks » Everest Three Pass Trekking

Everest Three Pass Trekking

Ultimate Everest Trekking also known as Everest Three Pass Trekking is the combination of three trek pass i.e. Everest Base Camp Circuit Trek, Gokyo Circuit Trek and a Trekking circuit in lower Khumbu region. Ultimate Everest Trek takes us through dynamic panoramas of huge peaks, as we follow through the three valleys, and high passes of the Everest region. This is a challenging trek for experienced trekkers which requires good fitness, stamina and some prior altitudinal trekking experience.

We begin our Everest Three Pass trekking with a spectacular flight to the mountain strip of Lukla, entry point to Everest Region from where we head to the capital of this region – Namche Bazaar. In Namche Bazaar we acclimatize for a day and a half, enjoying the culture and traditional lifestyle of the native Sherpa people in this busy town before heading towards the big mountains.

We explore the Everest region, ascending a number of remote high passes and vantage points to claim some of the most incredible mountain vistas for about two weeks. Our first peak to ascend is Chukkung RI at 5,546m from where we can have perfect views of Mount Nuptse.

We then head towards Gorak Shep, Kala Pattar (5,545m) for classic views of Mount Everest and the Khumbu ice-fall. Crossing over a glacier and another high pass – Cho La (5,420m) we head for the Gokyo valley where Cho Oyu (8,153m) and Gyanchungkang (7,992m) dominate the skyline on the Tibetan border to the north.

We then take a rest for a day and then ascend Gokyo RI (5,360m) for more stunning panoramic views of the entire Khumbu region before heading off south west over our final high pass Renzo La (5,345m). At each of the 5 vantage peaks (Chukkung RI, Kongma La, Kala Pattar, Gokyo RI and Renzo La) we can achieve spectacular views of five of the world’s 8000m peaks and countless others. The sensation of exposure is a common feeling for those who have made this trek before; unsurprisingly one where they feel like they are on top of the world!

Our return trip takes us down the thundering Bhote Khosi River valley to Thame, to the confluence of the Dudh Koshi River (River of Milk), where we join the main trail down the valley to the airstrip at Lukla. Catching our return flight to Kathmandu, we have a little time to relax in our comfortable hotel and taste some of the city’s cultural delights before catching a return flight to Hometown.

Trip Highlights of Everest three pass trekking

With 16 days walking around 3 high passes over 5,000m including a glacier traverse, this circuit of the Everest region is undoubtedly the most rewarding Khumbu expedition as we trek and camp at altitude amongst the highest peaks on earth. Also this Everest Three Pass trekking covers almost all the route of Khumbu Area.

Elevation and altitude profile for Everest three pass trekking.

everest three pass trek elevation altitude profile

Recommended packing list for Everest three pass trekking.


  • 2 quick drying long base layer shirts.
  • 2 trekking shirts short sleeve
  • 2 Thermal underwear – base layer.
  • 2 liner socks
  • 3 pair woolen blend trekking socks.
  • 2 pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms
  • 2 fleece sweaters – one lightweight, one heavier
  • Sandels.

 Outer layers. 

  • 1 wind/rain proof overlayer- jacket and pants
  • 1 down jacket.
  • 1 down vest
  • 1 warm winter hat
  • 1 lightweight thermal layer hat
  • 1 peak hat
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • 1 Pair trekking boots.
  • 1, Head lamp with extra batteries,
  • 1 sleeping bag heavy
  • 1 watch with alarm
  • 1 Sun glasses ( UV protection )
  • 1 camera with, extra batteries.
  • 2-3 portable chargers.

First Aid

  • Diamox – for altitude
  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Vicks vapor rub
  • Sunscreen
  • chapstick
  • anti nauseant – you tend to feel just a bit nauseaus a lot at altitude.
  • immodium – diarrhea is common at altitued.
  • bandaids
  • blister bandaids or moleskin
  • eye drops
  • advil cold and dinus
  • nasal moisturizer – altitude causes nasal cavities to be very dry, nasal moisturizer was very helpful.
  • Q-tips
  • tweezers
  • tiger balm.


  • foot powder (for Deb’s stinky feet)
  • Toilet paper
  • shampoo
  • soap
  • micro fibre towel
  • Gold Bond – this just feels good all the time


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Free and arrangement day.

Day 03: fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft): 35 minutes airstrip and 3-4 hrs trek

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 10km, 6-7 hrs

Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 08: Dingboche – Chhukung (4,730m/14,334ft): 3-4 hrs

Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day in Chhukung

Day 10: Chhukung - Kongma La (5,535m/18,154ft) - Lobuche (4,940m/16,204ft): 9-10 hrs

Day 11: Lobuche-Gorak Shep (5,160m/17,000ft)-Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft): Gorak Shep :15km, 8-10 hrs

Day 12: Gorak Shep - Kala Pathar (5,545m/18,192 ft) - Dzonglha (4,830m/15,850ft): 15km, 8-10 hrs.

Day 13: Dzonglha - Cho La (5420m/17,778ft) - Thangnak (4,680m/15,350ft) - Gokyo (4,800m/15,580ft): 9-10 hrs

Day 14: Rest and explore Gokyo Ri

Day 15: Gokyo -Cross Renjo-la  pass(5360m) down to Lungden(4370m) 7 hours.

Day 16 : Lungden - Thame village(3820m) and visit Thame monastery.

Day 17: Thame - Namche (3445m).

Day 18: Namche  - Lukla  (2830m).

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

we will pick up you from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Free and arrangement day.

Today is free and arrangement day, introducing your guide for your trek, east of the day you can do the sightseeing around Kathmandu valley as an option.

Day 03: fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft): 35 minutes airstrip and 3-4 hrs trek

Transfer to domestic airport and fly to Lukla (2780m /9175ft) gateway to Everest Base Camp 35 minutes Trans Himalayan flight. The trail continues along the side of the Dudh Koshi valley before ascending to Ghat ((2530m /8350ft) Trail climbs gently again about an hour to final destination Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 10km, 6-7 hrs

Walking  through the beautiful pine forest, along Dudh Koshi River crossing many suspension bridges via Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsole.  Mt. Thamserku (6618 m) Trail continues through the Dudh Koshi riverbed to the confluence of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. Trail climbs steadily crossing high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge. On the way inspiring glimpse of Mt. Everest right up next Nuptse- Lhotse ridge. About 3 hours ascend through the wonderful pine forest finally reach a prosperous trading and administrative village Namche Bazar.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts recommend to hold at least one extra night. Stay active and roaming instead of being lazy. Namche Bazar has ATMs, cyber cafés, finger licking delicious restaurants, bakery, colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday morning. There is day trip starts visiting Sagarmatha (Everest) National park visitor center on the hillock where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region. Explore Namche bazar view of Thamserku, Khaantaiga, Ama Dablam, Mt, Everest and many as well as an unique culture of Sherpa.

Day 06: Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5-6 hrs

The trail leads moderately flat with superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga.  Descend to Dudh Koshi river where few lodges and series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring you to Tenboche. The famous Gomba (Tengboche Monastery) with the background of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks.

Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): 5-6 hrs

The trail descend to Deboche a small village with Chortens and Mani stone walls and nun monastery. Cross suspension bridge over Imja Khola (Imja Strasm) and gradually ascend to Pangboche with the towering view of Ama Dablam which is most beautiful mountain of Everest region. Dingboche the last Sherpa settlement with the beautiful terraced field enclosed by stone wall to avoid barley.

Day 08: Dingboche – Chhukung (4,730m/14,334ft): 3-4 hrs

The views are stupendous as we trek to head of Imja valley. While walking through the valley, After walking about 3 km, we reach at yak herdsman’s place called Bibre at 4570m. Straight ahead, beyond a terminal moraine wall, soars the Island peak (Imja Tse, 6189m), a most popular trekking peak. The trail ahead is intersected by icy streams. About 30 min. walk from Bibre finally, we arrive Chhukung. After Lunch, we can also take a chance to explore  the rocky knoll of Chhukung Ri at 5546m, which offers stunning views of Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu and several others including Mt. Baruntse.

Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day in Chhukung

A scheduled second rest day for better acclimatization in Chhukung is strongly recommended before setting off for the pass. The view from Chhukung and further up the valley on the moraines towards Island Peak (6189 m) are tremendous. The great south face of Lhotse towers above to the north, while Amphu Lapcha a (5845 m pass) . To the southwest, the eastern face, of Ama Dablam provides an unusual view of this picturesque peak.

Day 10: Chhukung - Kongma La (5,535m/18,154ft) - Lobuche (4,940m/16,204ft): 9-10 hrs

We start at first light from Chhukung, as we have to subjugation highest pass of the trek on this day. The remoteness of the area and absolute nature which is stunning.  Just after some walk there are great views of Island peak valley and jagged ridge of Amphu Lapcha. Ascending along the east side of Niyang Khola valley, we turn west and walk through the sloppy stony trial. We enter a wide basin dotted with small frozen lakes. The trail rises over loose scree gaining the Kongma La after about five hours we leave Chhukung. Upon reaching the top, The landscape of icy lakes ahead down of which is the Khumbu Glacier. The final descent is the most difficult stage of the trek today, upon climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche peak.

Day 11: Lobuche-Gorak Shep (5,160m/17,000ft)-Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft): Gorak Shep :15km, 8-10 hrs

The trail follows windy and rocky path with crest of north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. Trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. Set out to visit world’s highest base camp Everest Base Camp. View of Khumbu Icefall and colorful camp site.

Day 12: Gorak Shep - Kala Pathar (5,545m/18,192 ft) - Dzonglha (4,830m/15,850ft): 15km, 8-10 hrs

The trail climbs 2/3 hrs hiking up the Kala Patthar (5545 m/18192 ft.) early in the morning to see first day sun light from top of the world (Mt. Everest) , panoramic view with the fantastic sunrise over Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nupte, Mt. Ama Dablam, trek down to Gorakshep and retrace down to Lobuche. The trail runs across it and climbs the ridge ahead. From the grassy ridge ahead, as the trail runs across to southeast from where we can see soaring heights of Ama Dablam and Kangtega-Thamserku while Tawache looms prominently ahead. As the ridge veers northward, the vast Cho La Lake spreads below Mt. Cholatse . The lake stays with us over a long stretch until we descend to a wide basin. The trail climbs up a spur and descends steeply to another broad basin. After an hour walk transverse from the basin and shortly after crossing a wobbly bridge, we reach Dzonglha.

Day 13: Dzonglha - Cho La (5420m/17,778ft) - Thangnak (4,680m/15,350ft) - Gokyo (4,800m/15,580ft): 9-10 hrs

We transverse through a spur extending westward from Dzongla. The path descends to a basin across which meanders a whispering stream encrusted with ice at places. In about an hour, we reach the top of the basin readying for the victory on ChoLa. As we gain height, the view back gets increasingly more captivating; the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam in its pyramidal incarnation presides over a range of mountains on the south as Cholatse soars on the west. The final climb to the ChoLa can be a little tricky as the trail curves round the bergschrund. The path leading down to Thangnak can be easily made out from the pass because it is just decent but can be hazardous if rocks are glazed by ice, We reach Thangnak, a rather more substantial hamlet with a small village. Stepping out of the settlement,The trail brings us to the Ngozumpa glacier edge after short walk, which is longest glacier. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we get view of the second of the Gokyo lakes on the series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village.

Day 14: Rest and explore Gokyo Ri

The views in the Gokyo region are marvelous. We climb the Gokyo Ri (5350 m) the small peak above the lake. The peak of 5350m. It is a two- hours climb to the top of the peak, Stunning  view of Cho Oyu, Gyanchung King, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Tawache and many more. There are several small peaks in this in this region that offer vantage points for the surrounding peaks and views of the Nangpa La, the old trade route into Tibet.

Day 15: Gokyo -Cross Renjo-la  pass(5360m) down to Lungden(4370m) 7 hours.

Early morning after breakfast, we will climb towards Gokyo Ri (5,333m) and enjoy the bewitching view of colossal Ngozumpa glacier, upper Gokyo Valley and the implausible mounts such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, and Gychung Kang among others. We will now cross the steep Renjo La pass at 5,300m and descent toLungden (4,350m) where we will spend the night.

Day 16 : Lungden - Thame village(3820m) and visit Thame monastery.

We will hike to Thame. Situated at 3800m, we will also visit the historic Thame monastery and experience spiritual Buddhist practices. We can also witness the lovely culture of Sherpa people at Thame. We will spend the night here and enjoy the much needed rest for our downhill trek tomorrow.

Day 17: Thame - Namche (3445m).

We will continue our trek down the Sherpa villages of Khumjung, leaving the mountains in the backdrop. We will walk down to the village of Namche bazaar, epitome of Sherpa culture. We will stay the night at a guest house in Namche.

Day 18: Namche  - Lukla  (2830m).

It is around a 7 hours long walk downhill from Namche to Lukla. our time at exotic Sagarmatha National Park will come to an end.

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Early morning air trip from Lukla to Kathmandu, (35 minutes) drive back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Trip Cost US$ 1,525 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Two night deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on B/B, Before and After the trek. Hotel Access Nepal Pvt.ltd.
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle  .
  • All your stander Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and a cup of tea or coffee during the breakfast only.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide, his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine.
  • Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for you and guide.
  • A Porter (carrier) including all his expenses with full insurence. ( if two or more member in a group size)
  • A Trekking route map
  • Sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company). If in case.
  • Medical supplies, first aid kit box, including Oximeter and pulse meter checker.
  • National Park permits.
  • TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse
Cost Excludes:
  • Food, hotel extra night whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance. Recommended
  • International air fare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Extra Activities in Kathmandu.

Start Date - End DataStatusCostBook This Trip
03/03/2020 - 03/21/2020AvailableUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
03/05/2020 - 03/23/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
03/09/2020 - 03/27/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
03/14/2020 - 04/01/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
03/17/2020 - 04/04/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
03/21/2020 - 04/07/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1225 per personBook this trip
03/28/2020 - 04/15/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
04/02/2020 - 04/20/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
04/05/2020 - 04/23/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
04/06/2020 - 04/24/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
04/11/2020 - 04/29/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
04/15/2020 - 05/03/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
04/20/2020 - 05/08/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
04/26/2020 - 05/14/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
04/30/2020 - 05/18/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
05/01/2020 - 05/19/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
05/06/2020 - 05/24/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
05/09/2020 - 05/20/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip
05/12/2020 - 05/30/2020GuaranteedUS$ 1525 per personBook this trip

FAQs- Frequently Asked Questions

Trekking to a new place can always be nerve-wracking  disregard of the number of times you might have done it. Every place has its own culture, non-verbal norms and values, government policies and so on.

Having even the basic knowledge about the place can boost your confidence and give you a positive anticipation of the experience you can gain from the place.

If you are looking forward to trek in Nepal, this article will indeed be of great use to refer to. Answered below, are some of the most frequently asked questions about trekking in Nepal.

1.      Is trekking difficult?

The difficulty level of the trek entirely depends upon the trek you chose.

If you happen to be trekking for the first time, or your physical condition does not permit you to (because of age or other medical conditions) you can always look for easy treks.

Easy treks have shorter number of days, less distance to be walked in a day, and relatively lower altitudes. You do not have to have prior experience or knowledge to trek to these places.

If you are adventurer and are looking for some thrill, you have plenty of options to choose from. Difficult treks have longer number of days. You will have to walk for 5-7hrs a day on an average and these treks are mostly situated in high altitudes. These treks also demand a good level of physical fitness.

Unlike other product, trekking is not about more for better. The difficulty level has got nothing to do with the experience you can gain from a trek.

Go for what you want to and what your physical ability will allow you to. Do not push yourself too hard. Trekking is not a competition. Its relaxation.

2.      Is trekking expensive?

This entirely depends upon how much you are willing to spend on your trek. You can trek luxuriously by spending lavishly or you can backpack. It all depends upon how much your bank balance allows you to.

You will get accommodation for as less as 3-4$ per night, or you can pay up to 60-1004 per night for luxury resorts. On an average, you will need not more than 10$ for a meal. If you are looking for economical places, you can eat 3 meals for 10$! But eating at such places come at a great cost of low hygiene rate.

Bottom line: Nepal is not an expensive place when it comes to tourism. It is probably one of the places you can have the most economical luxury trek comparing to what a luxury trek would otherwise cost in your country!

3.      What preparations should I make before trekking?

It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.

Ending up with sore muscles, blisters, joint pain, and back pain can be very discomforting while trekking. This is unlikely to happen if you exercise beforehand.

Start exercising at least a month before the trek. You can do cardio exercises like running, jogging, long walks, cycling and swimming. Carry a light backpack along with you to get used to it. Gym work out can be a good option too. Just don’t over-do it.

If you are going on an easy trek, you need not be very physically fit. But prior exercising is still a good option. You will only make your journey more comfortable.

4.      What are the things I need to pack?

There are a long list of things you will need for trekking. The things you carry can affect the entire experience of your journey. So make sure that while purchasing any gear, make no compromisation on the quality or the brand of the equipment.

To know about the things you require, refer to the following link-


5.      Do I need special permission to trek?

You will not need trekking permits in any of the treks in the Everest region, the Annapurna region and also in the Langtang region. But you will have to pay entry fees while entering a conservation area or a national park.

Trekking permits are a must for trekking in the restricted regions. The permits are available for purchase in the department of immigration located in Dillibazaar, Kathmandu. For further information, refer to-


6.      Is drinking water easily available?

Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.

An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 0.4-0.7$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.

Therefore, do not forget to take at least two water bottles with you.

7.      What kind of food is available during trekking?

Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.

Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry. The best part- an extra helping will no cost you extra! The meal is highly nutritional. It will also keep you fueled for long walks.

8.      What kind of accommodation should I expect?

Accommodation depends upon the type of trekking you are going for. There are two types of trekking

1.      Tea house trekking:

You will be spending your night in tea houses. Tea houses are local lodges and hotels. They are small and comfortable enough. Most rooms are shared with two small cots that have mattress, pillows and sheets. If you need spare blankets, you can always ask for it. The rooms have attached bathroom, western flush designed and shower. You will have to pay for hot shower and electricity.

Dormitories are also available and a very low cost of about 3-4$ per night. These come with common toilets and bathrooms.

The cleanliness of the rooms may not live up to your expectations. Bring your own pillow if possible. Conjunctivitis is a common case you might fall sick of.

2.      Camp treks

In this type, you will spend your nights in tented camps. Such treks mostly lie in the restricted regions. These regions do not have enough facilities to accommodate many people.


9.      What are the risks associated with trekking?

Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.

You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.

10. How to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?

There is absolutely nothing you can do to prepare your body for altitude sickness. But yo can take few precautionary measures to avoid it. They are-

  1. Attain height gradually and slowly
  2. As you cross over 2000meters, reduce your number of walking hours and walk slow
  3. Drink plenty of water
  4. Take ample rest. Take more rest if you feel like your body is asking for it
  5. Eat high caloric food
  6. Avoid smoking or drinking

11. How to diagnose AMS?

In order to detect AMS, you need to be aware of the symptoms of them. They are-

  1. Headache
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Dizziness
  4. Tiredness
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Upset stomach
  7. Feeling unsteady
  8. Shortness of breath
  9. Increased heart rate
  10. Difficulty sleeping

If you notice any of the symptoms, take immediate precautionary measures such as:

  1. Do not climb any higher for the next 48 hours
  2. Descend to a lower altitude if possible
  3. Take complete rest until you feel well
  4. Do not exercise
  5. Do not smoke
  6. Drink plenty of water
  7. Take external oxygen supply if necessary
  8. Take anti-sickness medicines

If you see no further improvement in your heath within the next 48 hours, you will have to be deported to Kathmandu in a helicopter. Therefore, do not forget to issue and insurance that will cover you helicopter reuse cost.

12. Do I need a guide/porter to trek?

There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.

A guide is someone who will help you with navigations. He will also have a better idea about the places to live in and eat at can negotiated prices for you. They will also help you during medical emergencies.

A porter is someone who will carry your load for you so that you can enjoy long walks.

In case you hire them, you are entirely responsible for providing them with trekking gears, food and accommodation and other medical facilities.

Guide/porter as also available these days. These are people who play the role of both a guide and a porter. Hiring them will save you from bearing an additional cost.

13. Can I trek solo?

To some places, yes. But trekking solo in the restricted area is completely forbidden. You will have to trek in a group.

A lot of people trek solo in Nepal and have thoroughly enjoyed. Trekking solo has its own benefits. You will not have to adjust your schedule according to anyone. You can also follow your own route as you wish to. Also, finding your way, especially in the non-restricted regions, is very easy. The routes are well marked and pretty straight.

Nepal is completely safe for solo trekkers. But you will also have to be a little more careful while travelling alone.

14. What is the difference between trekking independently and trekking with an agency?

Trekking independently means trekking without an agency. You can hire a guide or a porter if you want to. You may also have a trekking partner. But the entire journey depends upon the way you want to take it.

In treks organized by agencies, they will have a well-planned schedule designed for you which you will have to strictly follow. Most of the times, you will be travelling with a group. The agency will also provide you with a guide and a porter. Trekking with an agency will be a little more expensive than trekking independently or solo.

15. Which is the best season to trek in Nepal?

Every season as its own charm. However, the best seasons are spring lasting from April to May and autumn lasting from September to November.

In these two season, Nepal sees the maximum number of tourists who come to trek. These are the busiest months of the year. The weather is highly pleasant and favorable for long walks. The trails are blossoming with fresh leaves and flowers. The clear skies allow you to get a great view of the magnificent Himalayas.


The above information covers up almost everything you need to know about trekking. If you happen to have any queries, please feel free to leave a comment below or inbox us at [email protected]


EBC Three Passes

I booked the Everest Basecamp Three Passes hike with Exciting Nepal. Before the booking, the agency responded quickly to all questions and this did not change after the booking. Exciting Nepal also managed to get me on a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla instead of Ramechhap, which makes a huge difference in terms of comfort. Unfortunately, I encountered the infamous Lukla flight problems. Luckily, the office was on top of it when I requested a helicopter flight instead and did its utmost to get me to Lukla as soon as possible. On the way back, it was no problem to change my flight date and everything was settled in just two hours.

In countries like Nepal, one cannot expect everything to go ahead as planned. What it takes to make your journey a success is a professional agency that deals with problems promptly and accurately on your behalf. Exciting Nepal can be trusted with this task! EBC Three Passes

jhjv2015, Myanmar

Surviving the Three Passes in Everest

Are you alright? I heard a voice at a distant. The truth is, I was not okay. The altitude had already hit me, and I had to descend as quickly as possible. Then Shambhu grabbed my hand and started descending with me. Shambhu was our trekking guide.

It happened when I was trying to climb Kongma La pass, first of the three passes in the Everest region. Shambhu helped a lot, and I was able to complete this trek.

Exciting Nepal did an excellent job in organizing this memorable trip for me and my wife back in October. There were times when I wanted to quit walking, but I had to conquer the three passes. Surprisingly, my wife was absolutely fine. And, I could not have done it without her.

There is no doubt to the fact that the three passes trek in Nepal is one of the hardest treks in the world. It challenged me physically and mentally. But with the help of my wife and shambhu, I was able to complete this beautiful trek.

Nathan Wilson, Montreal, Canada

Everest Three Pass Trek with Exciting Nepal Treks

We booked our Everest Three Pass trek with Exciting Nepal Treks. We liked the communication with Subash from the company as well as price that he offered. The Service was an excellent from Airport pick to final drop. A hotel was provided for two nights before the trip so that was easier for us. We had flight from Ramechap to Lukla that we had to drive for more of less 4 hours, a private car was arranged so that was not that much difficult. We had our guide Suman from Kathmandu and Porter Milan from Lukla. We had two rest days, one in Lukla and one in Dingboche. We did khongma-la first and than after the base camp, The pass of Khongma-la was challenging and tuff. We found after that pass the Gorekshep and the base cam was not that much difficult however the Cho-la pass was also not that much easy but the Renjo-la was fie for was. Guide Suman always motivated us during the trek, Taking care a lot of our food and hotel as well as water. Most of the lodges, the tea houses were basic but was nice and clean.

Suman is a best guide I guess for the Everest Base Camp Trek That we meat different trekkers from many country and different guide of them, Due to the bad weather our flight was cancel for a day but Subash managed room in a Helicopter to Kathmandu directly with very reasonable cost. That was amazing part. Thank you Subash , Sunam , Milan for your excellent service and sure I will be joining our Kanachanjunga trek near future.

rubina l, USA

Quick Enquiry

star rating:4.9331550802139 374 reviews
Price From
$1,525 USD Book This Trip Customize my Trip
Make Enquiry

Trip Facts

  • Trekking Destination: Everest region
  • Group Size: 1 (minimum)
  • Minimum altitude:
  • Season: March-May-Oct-Dec.
  • Grade Info: Hard
  • Transportation: Car / Van / Plane
  • Total Days: 17 Days
  • Walking Hour: 5 to 8 hours

Why Book With Us

  • Best price guaranteed.
  • Client’s safety is the first priority
  • More than 12 years of experience
  • 99 % of success rate
  • Your money is 100% safe.
  • Deep local knowledge and on ground attendance.
  • We are available around the clock.
  • All trip are fully customizable.
  • Guaranteed Departure on Every Booking.
  • You can schedule your own departure dates.
  • All trip, we can help you to make fit on your budget.
  • Company base in Nepal.
  • Quick Response.
  • Special care and consideration

Trip map