Trip Hightlights

  • Cross 3 high passes Renjo La (5,360m), Cho La (5,420m) and Kongma La (5,535m), some of the highest mountain passes around the world.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) – best viewpoint in the Everest region and Everest Base Camp (5,364m) – the base camp of the highest mountain in the world
  • Walk across the Ngozumpa Glacier – the longest glacier in the Himalayas and the Khumbu Glacier – the world’s highest glacier
  • Witness sunrise view over the Himalayan giants including Mt. Everest, in the Khumbu region
  • Explore Tengboche monastery-  the largest monastery in the Khumbu region, participate in the morning and evening prayers with the monks
  • Enjoy the circuit stitching the best of Everest base camp  and Gokyo trek in one go
  • Enjoy the settlement, lifestyle, culture and hospitality of the inhabitants, the Sherpa people
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and the Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
  •  Enjoy town-like modern facilities in Namche
  • Go on exciting side trips and acclimatization hikes in 4 distinct valleys: Bhote Koshi, Gokyo, Khumbu and Imja Tse.

If you are looking for the ultimate trekking challenge in the Everest region of Nepal, the Everest Three High Passes trek is the one for you. Crossing the 3 high mountain passes (all over 5,000m) in one trip is a challenge in itself. In addition to this, an ascent to Kala Patthar and the Everest Base camp (both over 5,000m again) add more challenge to this trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Once you embark on this trail, looking back is harder than continuing further. However, each time you summit the pass, the view and the sense of achievement makes peace with entire hardships, encountered and fought through to the destinations. This circuit trek in the Everest region is possible both: east to west and west to east.  

Desire Adventures’ standard Everest Three High Passes Trek is a perfectly designed Everest 3 high passes trekking package that can be completed in 18 days; including the arrival, departure, one day acclimatization. From Lukla, the ultimate three passes trek begins, following the Everest base camp trail till Namche. From Namche, leaving the direct Everest Base Camp trai, you will continue on a less-travelled track, encompassing 3 High passes (Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La) and the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, to complete the circuit at Namche. The trekking ends with a hike down to Lukla, from where you will fly back to Kathmandu. Throughout the trek, you will be guided by an English-speaking private guide, whose knowledge regarding the area and stories will make the journey more fascinating. Our arrangement of food and accommodation is made in the teahouses/guesthouses run by local people with a motive to help you directly connect with them and help them earn their living. Moreover, to perfectly end the trip, the office offers free spa and one hour full body massage to help you relax your muscles, after the trek. Desire Adventures will do its level best in planning a perfect vacation for you; however, if you have something in mind, kindly let us know. Your ideas and specifications will be fully incorporated to design your dream trip.

Moreover, the Everest 3 High Passes trek is not technically difficult, but is definitely considered as a very challenging trek in the Everest region of Nepal. This trekking trail climbs above 5000m, demanding proper acclimatization, excellent stamina and strong physical and mental determination. Also, the selection of right season aids in the successful completion of the trek. Therefore, we suggest you plan this trek during the two best seasons: autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May).

Moreover, if you have a group, the company offers special group discount; however, if you are a solo traveler, we recommend you join one of our existing groups. Furthermore, if you are looking for a less challenging trek in the same region, try our Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass – 17 days or the regular Everest Base Camp Trek – 14 days.

(“Climb High, Sleep Low” is the rule one needs to follow, in order to avoid altitude sickness. Therefore, apart from 2 days acclimatization, at Namche and Dingboche, to aid the acclimatization process, we hike a little higher than our overnight stop and get down for overnight rest”.)

What's included

  • Arrival and departure transfer service (private vehicle)
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu (Tourist Star Standard Hotel) on a twin-sharing basis
  • Kathmandu airport transfer for domestic flights (June to September and December to March) Private vehicle 
  • Ramechhap airport transfer for domestic flights (April to May and October to November) during the peak season, (Sharing jeep/bus)
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu direct flight (during June to September and December to March)
  • Ramechhap - Lukla - Ramechhap flight (April, May and October, November) during the peak season 
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Seasonal fruits, every day after dinner, during the trek
  • All accommodation (lodge/guesthouse/teahouse) during the trek on a twin-sharing basis
  • 5 nights attached bathroom with hot shower during the trek (1N- Phakding, 3N- Namche, and 1N- Lukla)
  • Unlimited purified drinking water (except at Gorakshep) during the trek
  • National park entrance fee
  • Local rural municipality entrance fee
  • Government-licensed, English-speaking, experienced, and knowledgeable guide and his entire expenses
  • A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of guide and porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • Company duffle bag 
  • Basic First-Aid Kit with Oximeter
  • Farewell dinner
  • Adventure certificate upon completion of the trek
  • Free coordination in emergency cases
What's Excluded
  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned farewell dinner
  • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, tea/ coffee, alcoholic and soft beverages
  • Extra Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging while on a trek
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla (only 15 kg included)
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation over 5000 meters and trip cancellation
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation
  • Tipping to staff (as an appreciation) to service providers and any other extending trips/accommodation

     

Welcome to Nepal and Desire Adventures. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be met and greeted by one of the company representatives. You will then be driven to your hotel in Kathmandu, in a private vehicle. The same company representative will help you check in to the hotel. Spend some time at leisure and get ready for the meeting that will be conducted in our office in the afternoon. In the meeting you will be introduced to your tour guide and fellow travelers and briefed regarding the trip. After the meeting, back to the hotel and get ready for next morning.

Accommodation: Tourist-standard hotel, Kathmandu.

 

Early in the morning you will be transferred (in a private vehicle) to the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport to fly to Lukla and begin your journey to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. It’s a 30-35-minute fight that presents great opportunity to enjoy the scenic view of the landscape beneath and experience the thrill, when the plane land on the Tenzing Hillary Airport (one of the most dangerous airports in the world to land at), in Lukla. In Lukla, you will be introduced to your private porter and other team members, awaiting your arrival at the airport. Enjoy your first breakfast in Khumbu, while the luggage is prepared for the porters. After breakfast, enjoying the view of the surrounding snow-capped peaks, you will first make your way up to the Pasang Lhamo Memorial Gate accessing the narrow streets of Lukla. Colorful prayer flags, shops and people add life to this place. From the gate, leaving Lukla, you will descend to Cheplung to continue to the metal suspension bridge over the Thado Koshi River, enjoying the community forest. The Dudh Koshi River and Kusum Kangru come into view, before climbing around the ridge to Ghat. Enjoy the view and continue to Ghat. From Ghat, after walking past the school, you will enter a complex, where you can enjoy Mani walls, chortens and boulders painted with Tibetan mantras as well as brightly colored prayer wheels. From the complex, you will now climb over an old landslide to the village of Chhuthawa. From this village, winding through the forest, beside the Dudh Koshi River, you will continue to the village of Phakding. In Phakding, you will check into the lodge. Your afternoon in Phakding is at leisure, which can be best utilized exploring the nearby monasteries and the settlement of Phakding, on your own. Return to the lodge for dinner and a night of rest.   

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Phakding

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast in Namche and you will continue your journey by crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. About 100 meters above the river, following the west bank of the river and snaking through the forest of pine, you will hike north to the village of Toktok. On the way you will also pass a small hydroelectric project. The walk from Toktok to Benkar is downhill through the forest of pine and a few small waterfalls. From Benkar, you will head north to another bridge, cross it and following the east bank of the river continue through the forest of rhododendron and magnolia to Chumoa. From Chumoa, a short hike will take you to the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. Your guide will take care of the necessary national park check in formalities. Meanwhile, you can either choose to enjoy the 3D map of the Khumbu Himalaya and displays on responsible trekking at the information center in Monjo, or enjoy a short break at one of the teahouses. From Monjo, you will descend to the suspension bridge, enjoying Kani and huge granite bluffs carved with Tibetan mantras, cross the bridge and continue to Jorsale. You will cross one more bridge above Jorsale and continue on a gravel and boulder river bank trail and hike to Larja Bridge through the forest. Before reaching Larja Bridge, you will see a confluence of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi River at Larja Dobhan. After crossing the bridge, a short hike will take you to the view point, from where you can enjoy the first view of mighty Mt. Everest. Leaving the viewpoint, a steep ascent on a zigzag trail through the forest of pine will take you to Mislung. From Mislung, you will continue to Namche on a level path. Once at Namche, you will check into your lodge. The evening is spent at leisure. If you have energy to walk, we suggest taking a leisurely walk around Namche and enjoy bakeries and internet cafes. Return to the lodge in Namche for dinner and a night of rest.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Namche Bazaar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner   

Once at Namche, acclimatization is necessary to prevent AMS; before attempting further altitude. Acclimatization treks boost the process of acclimatization. Therefore, for acclimatization trek, you will go for a full-day circuit through Shyangboche, Khunde, Khumjung and back to Namche.

After breakfast in Namche, taking the trail above Namche Gompa, you will climb the ridge on a steep, zigzagging path to the village of Zarok. From here, you will continue to climb to the grass airstrip at Shyangboche, past the trail to Thame. You will now go past the runway and continue further on trail that goes up a sandy gully between juniper bushes to Khunde. You will continue to the top of the ridge, enjoy carved boulders, chortens, juniper and rhododendron and drop down to Kani and Boudhanath-style chorten built around the edge of Khunde. Admiring the views of Khumbila, Ama Dablam and Thamserku, you will visit Khunde Tsamkhang (a Buddhist temple) above the village of Khunde. Leaving the temple, you will now take the side trail, go over to the left of the ridge and continue to Hillary Memorial Viewpoint, from where you can enjoy the 360 degree views of Khunde, Namche, Ama Dablam and Pachermo Peak. You will also walk up the ridge to see memorial chortens to Edmund Hillary, his wife and daughter. After enjoying Khunde, you will continue east, through potato fields to Khumjung (the largest village in Khumbu, which sits below the peak of Khumbila. In Khumjung, you will visit Hillary School (south of Khumjung) a school established by Sir Edmund Hillary; see the longest Mani wall in the Khumbu region; visit gompa that treasures ‘Yeti’s Skull’. After exploring these attractions, taking the path behind the Hillary School to the north end of the runway at Shyangboche, you will walk back to Namche.  Your evening is spent at leisure. You will return to the lodge in Namche for dinner and accommodation.

 Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Namche Bazaar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

This morning enjoy your breakfast in Namche, before leaving for Thame (an isolated village the sits among the field below the mountain wall of Kongde RI, west of Namche). Taking the trail above Namche Gompa, you will climb around the ridge through a quarry, enjoying big Mani boulders carved with Buddhist mantras, up till the turn-off to Shyangboche. From here, you will continue on a trail that passes through the forest of pine and rhododendron around the ridge, to an ancient mud plastered stupa at Phurte and continue further around the ridge to a boulder that exhibits the painted image of Guru Rinpoche at Samshing. You will now go past a large chorten and cross a stream at Tesho. From Tesho, continuing west you will climb to the ridge, through the forest of rhododendron and head towards Thamo. As you reach the Kani a and trail junction at the top end of Thamo, ignoring the trail that drops down to the Bhote Koshi River, you will walk past the Khari Gompa and enter that land dry and dusty land and continue west to Somde, where you can enjoy stone built houses, mani walls and chortens. From Somde, after a steep climb, the trail drops down to the bridge across the Bhote Koshi River by a cliff wall exhibiting enormous murals of Green Tara, Guru Rinpoche and Thangtong Gyalpo. You will cross the bridge and climb for about 20 minutes to finally reach the village of Thame, where you will check into the lodge before dinner. The afternoon is spent at leisure. We recommend a leisurely walk up the sandy ridge to Thame Gompa to enjoy the murals and the image of Chenresig, Guru Rinpoche and Shakyamuni and the views over the valley. After exploring the gompa, return to the lodge for dinner and accommodation.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Thame.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

Breakfast in Thame and leaving Thame, you will descend over the moraine to the chorten at the bottom of the village. From here, it’s a gentle stroll, up the valley to Thambuteng, Kyaro Gompa and the bridge across the Langmuche River.  Crossing the bridge, you will now hike to Tarang. From Tarang, you will walk down to the bridge across the Chhudungbo River, cross it and following the west bank of the Bhote Koshi River, ascend for about 50 minutes to Marlung. Before reaching Marlung, you will cross one more bridge across the Bhote Koshi River to get to the east bank of the river. From Marlung, about an hour of uphill walk on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River will take you to Lumde. You will check in to the lodge at Lumde and spend rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Lumde.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner      

After enjoying breakfast in Lumde, you will now head for the first, out of the three high passes, of this trek. The trail branches off after Lumde: one continues to Nagpa La pass and the other turns right and goes up the eastern slope of the Thame Valley to Renjo La and Gokyo Valley. Taking the well-beaten Renjo La-trail, you will steeply ascend, following a narrow valley congested with giant boulders to the sandy valley of the Renjo River. Swinging round into the valley, you will now ascend on a wide and dusty path, along the north side of the valley, to the south bank of Angladumba Tsho; past the route to Relama Tsho.  From the bank of the lake, a steep ascent up the winding staircase of the huge stone slabs (often covered with ice), will finally take you to Renjo La (5,360m). On clear days you can enjoy the view of Everest Himalayan Range, Makalu, Tengi Ragi Tau, and Rolwaling Range & Gyachung Kang. You can also see the rooftop of Gokyo, and the lake beneath the Ngozumpa Glacier. Enjoying the mind blowing view from Renjo La, you will now head for Gokyo.  From the pass, you will descend and following the giant s-shaped trail you will walk to the base of the ridge, where the path splits and climbs into the large mountain bowl. You will continue until these paths meet again and steeply climb down on a switchback, to the trail that is slightly above the northern shore of the Gokyo Lake and continue to the village of Gokyo, nestled beside Gokyo Tsho. In Gokyo, you will check into the lodge. The rest of the day is spent at leisure. If you are not tired, hiking up to the ridge to enjoy the view of the Ngozumba Glacier is recommended. You will return to the lodge for dinner and accommodation.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Gokyo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast in Gokyo, you will continue by hiking up the glacial moraine, behind the village of Gokyo. Enjoy the view of the Gokyo village and the reflection of mountains on the surface of the Gokyo Tsho. Leaving the view behind, you will now make your way down the inner side of the moraine on ever changing rock and scree and continue across the Ngozumpa Glacier to the opposite moraine; stumbling over rocks and hiking up and down the scree slopes. A beautiful frozen lake awaits your arrival as you reach the lateral moraine at the other end of the glacier. Following the trail above the lake, you will climb up the scree slope of moraine; continue to the solid ground and walking past a thin stretch of flat land between the glacial moraine and the wall of mountains, you will continue to Thaknak. You will check into the lodge at Thaknak.  Your afternoon is spent at leisure. Hiking to the nearby hill boosts the process of acclimatization, thus recommended.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Thaknak.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The target is to cross the Cho La Pass before noon; therefore, you will start this day earlier than usual. Enjoy your early morning breakfast and carry a packed lunch. Leaving Thaknak, you will gently hike up a small valley for about two hours on a barren terrain, to the top of the ridge. From the ridge, across a small moraine, you will see a saddle between the two peaks, which is the first view of the Cho La Pass. Leaving the ridge behind, you will now walk down into the valley of receded glacier. Now, making your way through the tough landscape of rocks and boulders, you will hike up to the base of the cliff. From the cliff, you will continue (following the small stone cairns) to climb up the seemingly endless rock and scree slope on a gently zigzagging trail to Cho La Pass. Conquering the toughest climb of this trek, you will finally reach Cho La Pass, which is marked by tangle of fluttering prayer flags. Enjoy the mind blogging view of Cholatse and Ama Dablam to the southeast and Ngozumba Glacier, Pharilapche and Kyajo RI to the west. From the pass, the journey continues with a steep descent down the rocky slope to the glacier. Following the slippery path along the glacier, you will continue towards the terminal moraine, where the snow and ice come to an end and you will continue on a rocky trail to the cliff that presents the wonderful views down into the valley below. You will continue down to the flat valley floor and following a stream, hike further down the valley, over the crest to Dzongla. At Dzongla, you will check into the lodge for well earned dinner and overnight rest.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Dzongla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After your breakfast in Dzongla, you will trek downhill to the stream. Crossing the stream you will gradually gain the elevation and enjoying the lake (Chola Tso) and the peaks Cholatse and Taboche to your right, continue north, where the trail your are following meets the main trail to the Everest Base Camp. From the junction, a challenging northward hike over the loose moraine will take you to Lobuche. From Lobuche, you will continue further north, on a narrow trail between the mountain wall and glacial moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. You will go past the trail junction to Italian Pyramid, before continuing on a few short vertical climbs to the terminal moraine of the Changri Glacier. Making your way across the terminal moraine of the glacier, you will walk up to Gorak Shep. Gorak Shep greets you with a beautiful view of Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse. You will check into the lodge at Gorak Shep. The remaining time is spent at leisure.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Gorak Shep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, enjoy your breakfast in Gorak Shep and get ready to walk to the Base Camp of the Mt. Everest. From Gorak Shep, you will hike to the Khumbu Glacier and traverse along the moraine following the Khumbu Glacier. As you near the base camp the Khumbu Icefall comes into view. Prayer flags mark the arrival of the base camp of Mt. Everest.  (Mt. Everest is no visible from the base camp). You will spend some time enjoying the view and taking photos around base camp. You will now retrace your steps to Gorak Shep. The rest of the time is spent at leisure.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Gorak Shep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner      

The target is to enjoy the sunrise over Mt. Everest from the summit of Kala Patthar. It takes 2 hours to reach the summit of Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. Therefore, you will start this day earlier than usual (around 2 hours before sunrise). The ascent of Kala Patthar is on a series of steep switchbacks, which levels off to some extent as it goes across to the eastern side of the mountain. However, from this point the trail again becomes steep until you walk up to the summit ridge that greets you with wind-lashed prayer flags and the 360 degree panorama starting Pumori and Lobuche west to Nuptse, Lhotse and the mighty Mt. Everest. Enjoy the mind blogging view of the sunrise over these mountains and spend some time taking pictures and making memories. Apart from the views of these Himalayan giants, you can also enjoy the view of the Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Ice Fall and the tiny Gorak Shep. You will now retrace your path to Gorak Shep for breakfast. After breakfast, leaving Gorakshep, you will hike down to Lobuche, retracing the trail used to hike up to Gorak Shep, for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Lobuche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner     

After enjoying a full breakfast in the morning and carrying a packed lunch, taking a turn off to Kongma La Pass you will make a gentle ascent towards the Khumbu glacier moraine, southeast of Lobuche. You will cross the Khumbu glacier, on an up and down glacier highway (following the stone cairns), to go over to the opposite moraine; enjoying the views of Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Cholatse and Taboche on the other side.  Leaving the moraine behind, you will now continue on a steeply ascending scree and icy boulder trail, to the last and the highest (Kongma La 5,535m) of the three high passes. A cairn wrapped in prayer flag mark the pass, from where, along with the panorama of the Himalayan giants: Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, you will witness the grandest view of the icy lake and frozen ridges under the path. Spend some time enjoying the view and get ready for a long descend to Chhukung. The trail from Kongma La vertically descends switching back and forth over loose scree to the beautiful lake below the pass, entering a wide basin, dotted with small frozen lakes. Leaving the basin behind, you will steeply descend west down the slope littered with boulders. Climbing along the east side of the Niyang Khola Valley, beneath the looming wall of black rock, you will continue to Langbo. From Langbo, you will continue east, over the outflow of Nuptse Glacier to Chhukung; enjoying the great view of the Island Peak and Amphu Lapcha. In Chhukung, you will check into the lodge and spend the remaining day at leisure.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Chhukung.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

Enjoy your breakfast in Chhukung. After breakfast, leaving Chhukung, you will continue south-west, past Bibre, to meet the regular Everest Three Passes trekking trail at Chubejung Kharka. Following the trail along the Imja Khola, you will now continue to Dingboche. From Dingboche, drop down the valley to Orsho and following the west bank of the Imja Khola, continue to Somare. If you have time and energy, we suggest visiting a monastery in upper Pangboche. For this you need to follow the path that forks and leads uphill, about 20 minutes below Somare. However, if you are in the hurry to reach Tengboche, we suggest you continue downhill to Deboche past Pangboche and through the forest hike up to Tengboche. Tengboche greets you with a beautiful panorama of the peaks: Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku and the very beautiful Tengboche Monastery Complex. In Tengboche, you will check into the lodge and go for a guided tour of the monastery complex and the Eco Center. After exploring the area, you will get back to the lodge for dinner and a night of rest.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Tengboche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

In the morning, you can join the monks for Morning Prayer at the Tengboche Monastery. Then enjoying your breakfast, leaving Tengboche, a steep descend through the forest of tall mature rhododendron past some water-driven prayer wheel will bring you to Phunki Tenga. From Phunki Tenga, you will ascend to Leushyasa on a steep stone steps. From Leushyasa, a gradual ascend enjoying the soaring view of Ama Dablam will take you to Sanasa. From Sanasa, you can either follow the level trail along the ridge to Chhorkung or climb steeply up the ridge above Sanasa to Khumjung and continue to Namche. In Namche, you will check into the lodge. The remaining time is spent at leisure. You can enjoy the bakeries and internet cafes or simply rest in the lodge.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Namche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner   

Breakfast in Namche and your journey to Lukla begins. From Namche, you will continue on a level path till Mislung. From Mislung, you will steeply descend on a zigzagging path, through the forest of pine to the Larja Bridge. Crossing the bridge, you will further continue to Jorsalle and hike to Monjo. At Monjo, your team leader will take care of the necessary national park check out formality, after which, you will descend to Phakding, before hiking to Lukla. In Lukla, you will check into the lodge. The remaining time can be time can be spent celebrating your success with your team or simply resting at the lodge.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Lukla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner   

Enjoy your breakfast and get ready to fly back to Kathmandu.  Once the plane arrives at the airport, bidding farewell to your friends in Khumbu and the Khumbu region, you will board the plane and fly back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic view! A private vehicle will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. The remaining time is spent at leisure. You can either choose to rest at the hotel or enjoy free spa and one-hour free body massage to relax your tired muscles. Around the evening, you will go for a farewell dinner (cuisine will be served as per the restaurant menu), hosted by the company, in which, we will discuss the trip and take feedback regarding the service provided by the company. After dinner, your guide will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Tourist-standard hotel, Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Your Everest Three High Passes trek has come to an end. As per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport in a private vehicle to help you catch your outbound international flight back home or your next destination. We hope you enjoyed your vacation with Desire Adventures.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Pack List for 16 days Everest Base Camp Trek

The company provides one porter for every two traveler. Each porter is only allowed to carry at a maximum weight of 25-30 kilograms. Therefore, we suggest you pack as lightly as possible. Our porters carry all the trekking gears in a shared water-proof duffle, provided by the company. Your extra luggage can be left in a hotel in Kathmandu (free storage available). We recommend you carry a lightweight cotton or plastic bag to keep your trekking gears separate. Kindly follow the checklist below to pack the required stuff during the trip:

Checklist for all seasons:

  • Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, 3 passport sized photo (2 for visa application and 1 for trekking permit)
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Reading/writing materials
  • Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronic or paperwork
  • Binoculars, camera
  • Umbrella/Raincoat
  • First-aid kit (containing lip balm, Aspirin/paracetamol, Band Aids/plasters, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenges, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or Ciprofloxin, antibiotic for Girdia, Diamox and any extra prescription drugs you are currently taking)
  • Protein bars, chocolates, dried fruits, candies and snack foods
  • Money- cash/VISA Card
  • Crampons
  • Trekking poles
  • Money bag
  • Swiss army knife (Optional)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Light weight Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Toiletries (quick drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clippers, face and body moisturizer, feminine hygiene products, small mirror
  • Day pack (with waist straps)
  • Alarm clock and torch/flashlight/headlamp
  • Lighter (Optional)
  • Insect repellent (Optional)
  • Ear plugs and eye mask
  • Small padlock
  • Stuff sack for dirty clothes/shoes
  • Dry bags in several sizes
  • Duffle Bag (will be provided by the company)
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
  • Small wash towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Bandana or broad brimmed sunhat, sunglasses, scarf
  • Bag liners (Optional)
  • Sewing kit (Optional)
  • Wind and waterproof shell jacket & trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Running shoes or sandals
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Underwear and Shorts
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket
  • Trekking pants

Special Checklist for winter and high altitude

  • Layered clothing /Thermals  and Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March)
  • 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight  wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Fleece or wool trousers/pants
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens – wool or fleeced with a waterproof shell outer
  • A four season sleeping bag/sleep sheet (rated to -250C)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Gaiters (for winter and monsoon)
  • Crampons and trekking poles

        Special Checklist for summer

  • Lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece
  • Umbrella/water proof jacket with hood and waterproof trousers (May to September)
  • Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
  • Water bottle

 

 

Our Guides:

With growing tourism in Nepal, the growth of travel and expedition companies have mounted to its peak. The companies seek the best leaders and guides to compete in the market while giving the best service to the clients. Although there are a numbers of companies promising you the best trip of your life, many neglect giving the knowledge on safety measurements and sustainable tourism to their team. From luxury travels to pocket friendly trips, our team guides deliver you the best of Nepal keeping your schedule, preference and welfare in mind.

Extensive insights on history and culture of the country:

Nepal has abundance of cultural and natural beauty. The charming architecture and rich history of the temples and Stupas are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides are well learned and experienced to give you insights on the country's hidden history and natural beauty. From world renowned sites to less traveled local areas, we make sure to provide you information on the benevolent locals, culture and lands that stretch out from the mighty Himalayas to the Terai Plains.

Round the clock service:

Our guides provide you exceptional service 24*7 throughout the trek. Weather it requires giving information, helping with communication or any other skills, our team makes sure you get the facilities regardless of timing. We have well trained English speaking guides working in the fields and value your timing and schedule and try to work as compatible as they can. In addition both our office staff and our field staff have exceptional knowledge on the products we offer. With any queries, you can email/ call/ message us as we try to respond as soon as possible. With extensive field study, our office staff constantly communicates with our trekking guides, tour guides and climbing Sherpa’s to update the information in the trekking region.

Licensed with minimum 5 years of experience:

Trekking has been commercialized in the last few years since Nepal was recognized as the most efficient country to trek. With growing commercialization comes competitive market. Nevertheless, our climbing Sherpas and team representatives along with the guides are required to have minimum of 5 years of experience with a certified license.

Importance to Sustainable Tourism:

We value the importance of sustainable economy and development. Thus, we hire local porters, guides and climbers to train them and give them a platform to work for themselves and their family. All our team members belong to local native groups and have been trained for trekking in the Himalayas and other regions of Nepal.

No exceptions with quality and equipments:

Our teams of guides are well trained with proper English speaking and communication skills via education and experience. We are also equipped with first-aid kits and trekking apparatus like oximeters, maps, first-aid kits and mobile phone for emergency.  Perhaps what separates us from others is the relationship our company has with the climbing Sherpa’s and trekking guides.

5:1 Client Guide Ratio

We maintain a 5:1 client guide ratio i.e. with every 5 clients we provide 1 guide. A team leader/guide with be appointed for a team of 5 trekkers in the group. Nevertheless, an assistant leader will also be provided with every addition of 5 pax. You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers who will be carrying 25-30 kilograms of weight. We wish for your travels to be worthy and adventurous with no difficulties or hurdles. 

We are able to depart Everest Three Passes Trek every day at no extra cost. So kindly choose your own date as per your convenient. Contact us to schedule your own departure Date

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Everest Three Passes with Desire Adventure

Passenger828857 Everest Three Passes Oct 2018 • Solo O highly recommend this Agency because all the staff were fantastic since the office staff Niti Sharma till the guide Radjan and his porters. They were always ready to make our Tour the most pleasant possible and to solve all the small problems we’ve found Read More


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