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Everest High Passes Trek - 15 Days

Everest High Passes Trek - 15 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Everest Treks
Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
Region Everest Region
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 15 Days
Max. Altitude 5,555m at Kalapatthar
Meals Included All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2-30
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip Code DWT50
Activity Per Day Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and private vehicle (Transportation)
Grade Challenging

Everest High Passes Trek Insights

The 15-day trek to Everest Base Camp conquering two high passes - Ranjo La Pass and Cho La Pass - is full of high altitude thrills. If you want to get a greater perspective of the incredible landscapes that surround Everest Base Camp, this adventurous trek is for you.

Highlights of Everest High Passes Trek

  • The most thrilling yet beautiful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice-a-versa
  • One of the world’s highest airports at Syangboche
  • Sherpa culture and lifestyles
  • World-famous monasteries and museums
  • Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site -Sagarmatha National Park
  • High altitude wildlife like musk deer, colorful peasants, snow leopard, and Himalayan tahr
  • Traverse through the highest glacier on Earth - Khumbu Glacier
  • Astounding panoramic view of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar
  • Highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4900 m)
  • Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lakes
  • Stone houses and meadows around Gokyo Valley
  • Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the world
  • Protected floras and faunas at Sagarmatha National Park
  • Astounding panoramic view from Gokyo Ri
  • Two of the three most famous passes in the Everest region - Renjo La Pass and Cho La Pass

Benefits of Everest High Passes Trek with Discovery World Trekking

  • Free pick up & drop off from/to airport to/from hotel 
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom)
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Oximeter for monitoring the blood oxygen saturation level at high altitudes
  • Medical Kits 
  • Sleeping bags and Down jackets arrangements if you do not have your own.
  • Free excess luggage storage at the Discovery World Trekking store during the trek
  • Duffle bag for porters

Online Trip Briefing

The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available date and time for the trek briefing. Please note that we conduct trip briefing only once either online or in person. 

Everest Two Passes Trek Route

This is one of the famous routes in the Everest region, which includes two of the three most famous high passes. Everest high passes trek is for adventure seekers who wish to enjoy the picturesque Himalayas in a thrill-filled environment.

In addition to the snow-capped mountains, you will be witnessing the beautiful turquoise lakes, glaciers, moraines, and fantastic landscapes.

The scenery is diversified yet majestic. The trail deviates from one of the most traveled routes of Khumbu to the secluded and less visited high passes. We take this high-altitude trek slow and steady as we absorb the beauty of the humongous mountains at each step.

Your journey starts with a scenic flight to Lukla (2,850m), flying between the alluring Himalayas. From Lukla, we hike to Phakding (2,650m) while adjusting to the thinning air. On the second day, we will trek from Phakding to Namche through the Sagarmatha National Park.

You will be spending a day at Namche acclimatizing. On this day, you have several options, such as hiking to Khumjung, visiting Hillary School, and Syanboche Airport. At Namche Bazaar (3,440m). you can get many facilities that you can get in cities. You can shop for gear for the trek or enjoy a variety of cuisines and drinks.

From Namche, we divert from the classic Everest Base Camp trek paths and trek to Thame. After spending a night at Thame, you will trek to Lungden. Next, you will cross the Renjo La Pass (5,360m) and reach the Gokyo Lakes region.

You will be halting for a day at Gokyo Village for acclimatization. During the acclimatization day, you will hike to Gokyo Ri (5,350m) to catch fantastic views of Everest, Chalotse, and Taboche mountains. The Gokyo region is home to some of the most stunning oligotrophic lakes. We will surely visit these lakes to appreciate their beauty.

After spending a day at Gokyo, we leave for Thangnak. After Thangnak, we head to Dzongla. On the way lies the second pass, the Chol La Pass (5,420m). From Chol La Pass, you can savor the beauty of several high peaks - including Mount Pumori (7,161m), Mount Lingtren (6,749m), and Mount Nuptse (7,861m).

From Dzongla, we head to Lobuche, rejoining the classic Everest Base Camp Trek.  After Lobuche, we continue to Gorakshep. On reaching Gorakshep, we leave our belongings there and ascend to Everest Base Camp. While on the Everest Base Camp, you might be overwhelmed with a flood of feelings, remembering your effort to see Everest up close.

After enjoying the views from Everest Base Camp to the heart's content, we return to Gorakshep. You will spend the night at Gorakshep and wake up early the following morning to hike to Kala Patthar (5,555m). From Kala Patthar, you can enjoy the dawn breaking on Everest and other huge mountains - Mount Ama Dablam (6,812m), Mount Lhotse (8,516m), Mount Nuptse (7,861m), Mount Cho-Oyu (8,201m), and Mount Pumori (7,161m). You will also see the exquisite Khumbu Glacier.

From Kala Patthar, the descent begins, and we return to Pheriche for the night. Next, we will trek from Pheriche to Namche and finally to Lukla, where you will bid goodbye to the trails and return to Kathmandu.

We recommend all our valuable clients arrive in Kathmandu by 3 pm a day before the trek departure. It will allow you time for last-minute preparations. If, in case, you missed the online trip briefing, it will also provide us time to conduct an in-person briefing. We also recommend allocating one or two days extra for the trek. There are chances that flights to and from Lukla might be delayed or canceled due to bad weather.

Everest High Two Passes Trek Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Flight from Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft) to Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft) Trek to Phakding (2650m / 8562ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.2km / 3.8miles
    Highest Altitude 2,850m / 9,350ft
    Trek Duration 3 hours

    The journey begins with a flight to Lukla. After reaching Lukla, we start the trek past Chaurikharka village to Phakding, where we halt for our first night in the Khumbu region. The crisp and comforting trek day also helps in acclimatization. In your spare time, you are free to explore places in and around Phakding.

    Phakding is the starting point for most Everest treks, and it is full of shops, hotels, pools, and restaurants. Moreover, there are a few famous local monasteries here. Among them, you should not skip visiting Rimishung Monastery.

    • Overnight stay at Khumbu Travel Lodge (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day 2

    Trek from Phakding (2,650m / 8,562ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.4km / 4.6miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 6 hours

    A full day of trek starts from this day. We continue along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River, enjoying majestic views. The suspension bridges, embellished beautifully with prayer flags, add excitement to the hike.

    After a few hours of the walk, we reach Monjo village, from where the Sagarmatha National Park begins. A challenging climb inside the dense Sagarmatha National Park forest will provide you with the first glimpses of Mt. Everest. Continuing forward through the woods and stone-paved path, you will finally reach Namche Bazaar. We will stay at Namche for the night.

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Rest day to acclimatize at Namche Bazaar

    We will spend one day acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar to adjust to the thinning air. However, we will not just be sitting idle today. You can wander through the alleys of Namche while adjusting to the altitude. There are several things that you can do on this day.

    You can hike to Sagarmatha National Park and include a hike to Khumjung (3,790m). On the way to Khumjung, you can visit Hillary School and other old monasteries. People believe that Khumjung Monastery houses a yeti-scalp. You can also hike to Khunde. If you love Everest, you can get to Everest View Hotel to catch the stunning views of Everest. A must-not-miss place is the Syangboche Airport (3,780m), one of the highest airports in the world. 

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Thame (3750m / 12,303ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.8km / 4.2miles
    Highest Altitude 3750m / 12,303ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    Today's trek will be short and comforting. After a good day acclimatizing, we hike to Thame, home to many famous Sherpa mountaineers- including Apa Sherpa. We walk past Thamo Gumba before reaching Thame.

    The tranquil trek provides exceptional views of the Himalayas. As we walk past the ancient Sherpa villages, we get a chance to savor the beauty of the place. Thame is home to one of the oldest monasteries in the Everest region, known as Thame Dechen Chokhorling Monastery. We can explore Thame enjoying the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains.

    • Overnight stay at the best possible lodge/hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Trek from Thame (3,750m / 12,303ft) to Lungden (4,500m / 14,764ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.2km / 5miles
    Highest Altitude 4,500m / 14,764ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    We head north to Lungden, passing through dry lands, rocky peaks, stone houses, and walls. The trail moves along the Bhote Koshi River. You might get to spot occasional yaks grazing on the meadows. The path to Lungden is gentle and comfortable. We move ahead through Marlung - a larger village in Thame Valley - to Lungden. We halt at Lungden a day before attempting the strenuous ascend to Renjo La Pass. 

    • Overnight stay at the best possible lodge/hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Trek from Lungden (4,500m / 14,764ft) to Gokyo Lake (4,750m / 15,583ft) via Renjola Pass (5,446m / 17,867ft))

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9km / 5.6miles
    Highest Altitude 5,446m / 17,867ft
    Trek Duration 8 hrs

    We climb a steep sandy ridge to reach the top of the Renjo La Pass (5,446m). The trail is moderately challenging as we cover a huge elevation. Once we reach the top, the view will compensate for the effort. You will get a fabulous view of peaks above 7000m - including Everest, Lhotse, Chalotse, and Taboche. Surrounded by the sparkling mountains and the fresh breeze of the mountain air, you will almost forget your climb. Walking for about 2 to 3 hours, you reach a small yet beautiful place, Gokyo Village, where we will spend our night.

    • Overnight stay at Thanka Inn
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Rest day to acclimatize at Gokyo. Early morning summit of Gokyo Ri (5,400m / 17,814ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 1.5km / 0.9miles
    Highest Altitude 5,400m / 17,814ft
    Trek Duration 1 & ½ hrs

    It is time to acclimatize for one more day. We explore the village of Gokyo as we acclimatize. Gokyo village is full of surprises and mysteries. We hike to Gokyo Ri (5,430m) to see excellent panoramic views of various mountains - including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The scenery is unquestionably stunning. After lunch, we will take you to beautiful turquoise Gokyo lakes and glaciers. We are sure that you will remember the Gokyo region throughout your life. 

    • Overnight stay at Thanka Inn
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Trek from Gokyo (4,790m / 15,584ft) to Thangnak (4,700m /15,400ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 3.7km / 2.3miles
    Highest Altitude 4,790m / 15,584ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    After a spectacular day walking around the Gokyo valley and witnessing the turquoise lakes surrounded by a blanket of snow-capped mountains, we move ahead to Thangnak. We walk past a few glaciers and through steep rock trails. Due to the land structure, vegetation is absent. The distinct difference in the landscape will probably surprise you. When you reach Thangnak, you will notice that Thangnak has only a few teahouses, but it serves as a perfect place to spend the night before facing the mighty Cho La Pass.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Khumbi-la
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day 9

    Trek from Thangnak (4,700m / 15,400ft) to Dzongla (4,855m / 15,930ft) via Cho La Pass (5420m / 17,783ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 16km / 9.9miles
    Highest Altitude 5420m / 17,783ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    This day will prove to be one of the most intense days of the entire trek. We hike up a small valley where we witness the beauty of a rocky trail surrounded by spectacular mountains. After walking for a few hours, you get the view of Cho La Pass across a small moraine. Soon you will realize the intense steepness of the trail. The steep path is short, but the elevation makes it difficult to traverse. As you cross the Cho La Pass, you need to take proper care as this pass often gets snowy and icy. After walking for about an hour, you will reach Dzongla, where we will be staying for the night.

    • Overnight stay at Maison Sherpa Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day 10

    Trek from Dzongla (4,855m / 15,930ft) to Lobuche (4,910m / 16,175ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.3km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 4,910m / 16,175ft
    Trek Duration 4 hrs

    The journey from Dzongla to Lobuche offers you more stunning views. With no more glacier crossing and steep uphills, the path should be more pleasant. First, we follow the moraine and then hike down to Chola Lake, bidding farewell to Dongla. 

    We continue to follow the wave-like trails to Lobuche. As you move ahead, on one side, you can get glimpses of Everest Base Camp, and on the other side, you will see the Khumbu Glacier with the rubble of ice floating. The path gets appealing as we get close to the foothills of Mount Everest. You can also visit some famous bakeries at Lobuche. Lobuche also provides panoramic views of several snow peaks - including Mount Pumori (7,161m), Mount Lingtren (6,749m), and Mount Nuptse (7,861m). However, Everest hides behind Mount Lhotse.

    • Overnight stay at Mother Earth House Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day 11

    Trek from Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft) to Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5,185m / 17,010ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15km / 9.32miles
    Highest Altitude 5,364m / 17,598ft
    Trek Duration 6-8 hours

    This is the day you will ascend to Everest Base Camp. We will begin our walk to the Everest Base Camp from Lobuche early morning. You will pass through many glaciers, including the famous Khumbu Glacier. Beyond this glacier, you can see Khumbu Icefall (5,486m). Soon, you will be leaving Army Mountaineers Memorial behind and finally reach Gorak Shep. We leave our belongings at Gorak Shep and ascend to Everest Base Camp.

    The final ascent to Everest Base Camp(5,364m) might be challenging due to the increasing altitude involving rocky dunes and moraine and accumulated glacial debris. As you find yourself surrounded by snow-capped mountains and Mount Everest standing right ahead, you might feel overwhelmed by its sparkling beauty. Reaching the Everest Base Camp is a dream come true for many. It is the closest you will get to Everest unless you want to climb it. After immersing ourselves fully in the beauty of the base camp, we walk back to Gorak Shep (5,185m), where we will be spending the night. 

    • Overnight stay at Buddha Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day 12

    Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555m / 18,208ft)-viewpoint, trek to Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4,250m / 13,945ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.6km / 6miles
    Highest Altitude 5,555m / 18,208ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    Our journey is not complete without a hike to Kala Patthar(5,555m). Mount Everest hides behind Mount Lhotse, so climb to Kala Patthar to enjoy stunning views of Everest. We start early morning from Gorak Shep to reach Kala Patthar to view the sunrise on Everest and other high peaks. The views from Kala Patthar are other-worldly, providing a 360-degree view of the Himalayan giants. It is also the highest altitude of your trek. 

    After enjoying the views from Kala Patthar, we return to Gorak Shep and then further descend to Pheriche (4,250m). The trail to Pheriche should be enjoyable, with forest and meadows by the side.

    • Overnight stay at Himalayan Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day 13

    Trek from Pheriche (4,250m / 13,945ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 14.3km / 8.8miles
    Highest Altitude 4,250m / 13,945ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    Through the rhododendron forest, we hike from Pheriche to the hilltop village of Tengboche. The trail is relatively relaxed, with a steady downhill followed by a gentle uphill. We cross the beautiful bridge over Imja Khola on the way. 

    As you head into the juniper forests, you might spot high-altitude animals. With the views of vibrantly colored prayer flags and elegant stupas, the tip of Mount Everest, and the backside of Mount Lhotse, you will enjoy the whole experience on the way back to Namche.

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  14. day 14

    Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13.5km / 8.3miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    Today will be your last day on the trail. First, we leave Namche for Phakding, through mostly downhill trails. You will be passing several small villages, narrow forests, and thrilling suspension bridges. You will pass a small village called Benkar before reaching Phakding. From Phakding, you will continue your trek to Toktok and then to Lukla, where you will be spending your last night in the trek region. You are free to enjoy the niceties Lukla offers. 

    • Overnight stay at Comfort Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  15. day 15

    Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft) from Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Flight Hours 40 Minutes

    If everything goes according to the schedule today, we will be flying back to Kathmandu in the early morning after breakfast. The 40-minute flight back to Kathmandu will be a relaxing one. You might be overwhelmed with memories that you created during the trek. Your trek ends in Kathmandu. If you wish, we can arrange a Kathmandu city tour for you. 

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)
What is included in Everest High Passes Trek Package?
  • Pick up & drop off from airport to hotel and vice versa in a private vehicle.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu). Tickets and airport taxes
  • Total 14 nights. Five nights at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche (3N), room with private attached bathroom, Nine nights standard room at Thame, Lungden, Gokyo (2N), Dzongla, Lobuche (2N), Gorak shep, Pheriche (twin sharing)
  • All standard meals (15 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches, and 14 Dinners) during the trek
  • Nepal Government licensed, experienced English Speaking Discovery World Trekking trek lead. For a group of 12 or more, we add an assistant guide. One porter for every two trekkers. Per trekker luggage weight limit is 9 kg.
  • Guide and porter costs, their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment costs
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Rescue operations arrangement in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - a company's T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking trek appreciation after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trek
What is excluded?
  • International flight airfare
  • On-arrival Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Excess luggage charges (per trekker luggage weight limit is 9kg)
  • All accommodations and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance, which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation in addition to medical treatment (compulsory)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs caused by circumstances outside our control - including landslides, bad weather conditions, itinerary modification for safety, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in "What is included in Everest High Passes Trek Package?" are counted as excludes

Official Everest High Passes Trek Map & Route

Route Map

Equipment list for Everest High Passes Trek

We recommend you to bring the basic clothing and accessories to the trek. Though we will assign porters to carry your main luggage, we expect you to bring a regular backpack with your valuables and important documents. Per trekker luggage weight limit is 9 kg, and we assign one porter for every two trekkers. Though your preferences might differ, we recommend you to use this list while packing for the trek. You can buy equipment in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes
  • Hands
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves


  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants


  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trekking)


  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Everest High Passes Trek Blog, Difficulty, Cost, Safety, & Best Time

Free airport pick up at Tribhuvan International Airport

Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for clients coming for Everest Two High Passes Trek. Regardless of the flight you take, our representative will be present at the Tribhuvan International airport holding a pamphlet with your name on it. They will present you with a marigold garland and then take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. 

Everest High Passes Trek Start

You will arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport before 3 pm, at least one day before the trek departure date. On trek departure day, early morning, you will take a 40-minute domestic flight to Lukla.

This package includes Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flights.

Accommodation during Everest High Passes Trek

Everest high passes trek is a long trek with 14-night stays in the trek regions at the best possible lodge accommodations. You will stay for five nights in rooms with attached bathrooms at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche (3N). Nine nights stay in standard rooms at Thame, Lungden, Gokyo (2N), Dzongla, Lobuche (2N), Gorak Shep, and Pheriche. All rooms are twin sharing basis.

Please note that two nights of hotel stays in Kathmandu before and after the trek may be required, but it is not included in this package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and your interest. 

You can use hot showers and Wi-Fi at lodges/teahouses by paying a small service fee.

Food during Everest High Passes Trek

The trek takes place in high elevations, where you will need enough nutrient-rich food. We will serve you plenty of fresh, nutritious, and tasty food, but you will not have as many choices as you can get in cities. The higher you climb, the lesser the food choices. 

We will be providing you with 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, and 14 dinners during the trek.

Some of the typical food menus are -

Breakfast - Local Tsampa Porridge, Pancakes, Oatmeal, Tibetan Bread or Chapati, Hashed Brown Eggs, Corn Flakes, French Toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey, Varieties of eggs (Omelets), Muesli Breads, Fruits and Vegetables, Hot Drinks - varieties of Teas, Coffees, Hot Chocolates, etc

Lunch – Dal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Momo (Dumplings), Macaroni Dishes, Salad, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Various Soup Items, Tenduk, Vegetable Curry, Potatoes, Sherpa Stew, Spaghetti, Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Steaks, Sandwiches, Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Dessert Items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Dinner - Dal (lentils), Bhat (Rice) & Tarkari (Curry), Tibetan Bread, Various Soup Items, Sherpa Stew, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potato Items, Papad, Prawn, Korean Ramen, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Vegetables, Salads, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni Dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti, Noodles, Snacks, Dessert Items (Rice Pudding, Apple Pie), Steaks, etc

The menu consists of traditional, Asian, and western food items, but as you go higher, the menu gets shorter. We highly recommend you take fresh vegetables in addition to enough liquids like green, lemon, and ginger tea, hot lemon, and garlic soup (must) at high elevations.

Though you will have plenty of non-veg items in trek regions, we do not recommend them for hygiene concerns. We also advise you to abstain from alcoholic, caffeinated, and hot chocolate drinks. Similarly, you should avoid dairy items. 

All personal bills (alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges or cafes except standard meals(breakfast, lunch, dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.

Best Time For Everest High Passes Trek

The weather is the crucial factor you need to consider when deciding to trek to the Everest region. People complete Everest Two High Passes Trek throughout the year, but certain seasons are more favorable considering the ease and views you can enjoy. 

During the spring and autumn, the sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops, and thick sun-blocking clouds fade away. The magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas, and the cool weather comforts your body. 

During winter, the heavy snowfall at high altitudes and frigid temperatures will make the treks challenging. Similarly, the summer season coincides with the monsoon in Nepal, which means the paths will be wet and slippery. However, some thrill-seekers want to complete Everest High Passes Trek during these months precisely because of these challenges. 

January to February

This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. There is heavy snowfall in the mountains, resulting in low temperatures. Though the daytime may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the nighttime gets extremely cold. Treks are difficult but not impossible. Discovery conducts safe High Passes Trek during these months as well. However, if you are allergic to extreme colds, you shouldn’t be trekking during these months.

Temperature: 15°C to -15°C.


March to April

It is one of the best seasons to hike in the Everest region. The weather is very favorable this month. You will get stunning views of the Himalayas ranges and glaciers. March, being the beginning of the spring season, the weather starts to warm up. All flora and fauna dormant throughout the winter bounce back to life in the sun-kissed temperatures. Temperatures start increasing from the mid of March, and with clear skies, snow mountains look their very best. Many trekkers trek Everest High Passes trek during these months.

Temperature: 18 °C to-12 °C 


May to June

It is also an ideal time for trekking, just before the rainfall. The monsoon starts in Nepal from the end of June and lasts till the middle of August. The mix of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable during these months. 

Temperature: 25°C to -5°C. 


July to August

The rainfall hits its peak at altitudes below 3500 meters. Due to heavy rainfall flights to Lukla before the trek start and flights from Lukla after the trek end may get canceled. 

However, confident trekkers do trek in the Everest region during this time. True, the hikes get challenging, but they are not impossible. Discovery World Trekking will organize safe High Passes treks for you. The spectacular views of waterfalls and uncrowded treks compensate for your effort. 

Temperature: 27°C to 5°C


September to October

Favorable weather brings in large numbers of trekkers to the Everest Passes Trek. The monsoon slowly ends, and a perfect trekking climate sets in. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the daytime and falls to 5 degrees at night. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, thanks to clear skies that provide amazing mountain views. We recommend Everest Passes Treks in these months for most trekkers. In addition to clear and cool weather, two main festivals - Dashain and Tihar - also fall during these months, adding a festive mood to the whole nation. 

Temperature: 20°C to 5°C


November to December

As winter begins, snowfalls begin in the Himalayas region, and it eventually gets tough to trek. Nights get much colder. November treks are possible with clear skies and stable temperatures, providing great mountain views. From December, the temperature starts to get frigid, and heavy snowfalls begin.

Temperature: 15°C to -14°C

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and changes quickly.


Altitude sickness is more common among trekkers who try to rush their way. However, altitude sickness often requires immediate treatment. During this trek, you will be acclimatizing in two places- Namche Bazaar and Gokyo

At Namche Bazaar, you can explore this famous Sherpa town while adjusting to thin air. You will acclimatize for one more day at Gokyo Village. On this day, you will be climbing to Gokyo Ri to get panoramic views of several mountains - including Mt. Everest. You will also visit the beautiful turquoise Gokyo Lakes. 

Your health and safety are our foremost priority. If anyone is rigorously affected, the only remedy would be to descend immediately. In such a case, your trek guide has the authority to decide whether to continue the trek or descend immediately. 

Trip Grade: Fitness level and Health

As challenging as it is, the Everest Two High Passes Trek is equally rewarding. You will be walking for around 5 to 7 hours, depending on the trek distance and the number of breaks you take. The trail consists of steep ascents/descents along rocky and stone-paved paths.

An average fit person can complete this trek. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the hike. Former trek experience or regular exercise is an advantage, but it is not required. 

This trek, however, is not recommended for individuals with sensitive medical conditions like heart or lung diseases. If you suffer from such medical conditions, consult with your doctor before booking this trek.

Trekking group/single

We organize group as well as private treks. The bigger your group is, the more discount you will get. However, you will not be able to get any discount for groups Discovery World Trekking forms. 

We can lead and handle all group sizes. Each group will consist of a group leader/guide, a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group size of 12 or more.

A typical day on the Everest High Passes Trek

Every day comes with a unique trek experience, walking, enjoying the scenery, taking photos, and tasting new delicacies. An experienced, friendly, and qualified guide/Sherpa will share information about the places you will be visiting. The porters will carry your main luggage. However, we expect you to bring a small backpack with your valuables. 

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day's walk from around 7 to 8 AM, depending on the duration and trail condition. After trekking for three to four hours, you will have lunch around midday, often, on the route to the next destination. After lunch, we will rest for about an hour and then continue. 

The afternoon walk is generally shorter, about two to three hours. Once you reach your overnight lodge/teahouse you can snack on the extra dietary food. Then you are free to explore nearby places.

You will be having dinner from around 6 to 7 PM. Before going to bed, you can spend some quality time in friendly conversations with the rest of your team. The expedition leader/guide will brief you about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, you can enjoy onboard games like monopoly, and cards, watch available mountaineering documentaries or read books. Most foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of the Nepalese language from our crew before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication during the trek

On the Everest Two High Passes Trek, you can use internet service at the lodges/teahouses you will be staying in. You can contact your family and friends from there. But once we reach high altitudes, we will use phones to communicate. Discovery World Trekking head office remains in contact with all its trek teams at least once via the trek lead to ensure treks are progressing as planned. 

You can buy a local sim in Kathmandu, but based on the network, the mobile signals may not be strong enough. 

You can use Wi-Fi in the lodges/teahouses, but it comes with a small service charge.

Extra personal expenses during the trek

Discovery World Trekking covers most expenses during the trek. However, meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our valuable clients themselves. Kathmandu has all kinds of hotels/lodges to cater to all budgets and preferences. 

In addition, you will need to bring personal spending money to cover the visa process fees, travel insurance policy purchase, snacks for the trek, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, tips for the trekking crew, souvenirs, etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) that you can change to rupees in Kathmandu. Please remember that trek regions only accept Nepali currency.

Electricity and water on the trek

Throughout the lodges in the Everest region, you can use electricity for recharging your camera, mobile, or other electronic items. However, you might need to pay a small fee for it.

You can either buy packed mineral water from local lodges and en-route shops or carry a small water bottle and buy boiled/filtered water from teahouses. Please remember that you might not be permitted to carry plastic bottled water in certain trek regions. If you want, we can provide water purification pills for you.

You shouldn't drink water from the rivers, taps, and wells in trek regions because the water might not be drinkable as it seems.

Travel insurance for Everest High Passes Trek

This trek is challenging as it comes with the risk of high altitude trekking- including potential altitude sickness and other risks prevalent in high altitudes.

So, travel insurance is compulsory for this trek. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking before starting their trek. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation- including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 6000m).

We can recommend insurance companies to help you, but we do not sell insurance policies. Our recommendations are based on our previous clients' experience. 

We request our valuable clients to send their detailed insurance information within a week of trek booking. In emergencies, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us for quick and effective rescue operations and transfer for emergency medical help. 

Before buying travel insurance, call the insurance company and recheck if they have heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m in addition to treatment coverage. Don't just believe what insurance companies say on their website.

Tourist Visa

All foreigners except Indians require a visa to enter Nepal. SAARC (Bangladesh, Maldives, Bhutan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) and Chinese citizens receive a free visa.

Citizens from most countries will get an on-arrival visa. For an on-arrival visa application, you will need a passport with at least six months of validity, a passport-size photo, and a visa application fee. The current cost is USD 50 for 30 days, which you can pay in cash at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Citizens from certain countries - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan - may not receive the visa on arrival. So if you are a citizen of these countries, you will need to contact your local Nepalese embassy. 

Currency Exchange in Nepal USD to NPR

Nepali Rupee (NPR) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs 118 NPR).

You can exchange most foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Legal money exchanges display their ongoing exchange rates visibly to the public.

Please note that only INR (Indian Rupee) notes of 100 and 2,000 are legal in Nepal. Despite the security advantage of traveler's cheques, we recommend cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high bank commissions. 

You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. Several of these ATMs are open 24 hours a day. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card.

If you use the money exchange facility at banks or financial institutions, they will charge a service fee of 4 percent or more. Trek regions do not have banks or money exchanges, so you need to exchange your currency in Kathmandu - based on your trek expenditure estimate. People in trek regions only honor Nepali currency.

Most established banks in Asia do not accept torn, faded, or old foreign currency. So make sure to bring clean and new notes.

How Much Luggage Can I Bring to Everest High Passes Trek?

The luggage weight limit is 9 kg per trekker. We assign a porter for every two trekkers. However, a porter will not carry more than 18 kg of the combined luggage weight limit. We also expect you to bring a small backpack to carry your essentials safely. Please bring only the important things and do not overload yourself.

We'll recheck your trek luggage to ensure you have packed the right stuff during the trek briefing.

Everest High Passes Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees client safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost concern for us. 

We will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits to face any situation. Our trek leaders/guides have completed extensive first-aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, the trek lead has the authority to decide whether to continue the trek or descend immediately. In an emergency, a rescue helicopter will bring you back to safety. Moreover, we will trek together to remain on the safe side.

  • Our guides have completed Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience 
  • We will encourage and motivate you throughout the trek
  • We check food & accommodation in trek regions for hygiene.

Responsible Everest High Passes Treks

We strongly believe we need to protect the environment from the adverse effects of tourism. So, Discovery World Trekking works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-friendly trips. We try our best to balance the expectation of travelers and locals in the trek regions. 

Discovery World Trekking Hiking Team

During your Everest high passes trek, our trained and well-experienced guides/Sherpas will accompany you to make your journey pleasant and comfortable. All our guides are government-licensed with years of trekking experience.

Porters will carry your luggage, but your luggage weight limit is 9kg. We assign one porter for two trekkers, and they will not carry more than 18kg of luggage. However, if required, we can also allocate one porter per person. 

Our crew members are locals born and raised in the high Himalayas. So, they are perfectly comfortable at high altitudes. 

All our staff members are valuable to us, not only do we pay them well, but we also take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging during the trek. All our guides and porters receive medical care when ill or injured. We try our best to keep our staff happy because we believe that only a happy person can make others happy.  

Our trek teams comprise of members who have

  • Completed intensive wilderness first aid training
  • Fluency in speaking English and another major language
  • Government-authorized trekking guide certificate
  • Conservation and biodiversity training
  • Rock climbing experience


Tipping in Nepal

Nepali culture accepts tipping. However, tipping is at the trekker's discretion, and it should reflect the service quality. We advise you to tip the guides and porters at the end of the trek and do so collectively. 

100 % Trip Booking Guarantees

Discovery world trekking is a Nepal government-authorized, licensed, and bonded trek and tour operator providing its service for over a decade. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). 

Therefore, you can book Discovery World Trekking trips with confidence. We require 10% of the trip cost as an advance to confirm the booking. You can pay by bank transfer, western union, or online through our website. You can pay the rest of the trip cost in cash, using a bank transfer or credit card - after arriving in Kathmandu. In addition, we will also email you the payment details - including the modes of payment available.

Please email us your other documents - passport copy, passport-size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight details within a week of booking the trek. 

Last-minute booking on Everest High Passes Trek

Discovery World Trekking offers a special last-minute booking provision for the Everest High Passes trek. Under this provision, you have to clear 100% of the trek payment 24 hours before the trek departure date.  

However, please note that though we try to conduct treks at any time, in case of last-minute booking, you cannot hold us responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control, such as bad weather, lodging unavailability, etc.

Trip extension

After completing High Passes Trek, if you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal, we can organize fun activities for you. You can choose to explore sites in and around Kathmandu Valley, go for a Chitwan jungle safari, paraglide, raft or canoe. 


After completing the Everest Two High Passes Trek, we will organize a farewell dinner at Kathmandu. After the dinner, we will present you with a trek achievement certificate. It is also a great time to give us your feedback so that we can fine-tune our services. 


We recommend our clients to add a few days extra to your trip. There is a chance that the flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu may get behind schedule due to air traffic or bad weather. In such cases, we reschedule the flight to the next available flight. We do not want you to miss your international flight back home due to these delays. In case of delays, you can choose to take a helicopter flight, but it comes with a cost of USD 500 to 1,000. 

Please Note: The Everest High Pass trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu but we can accommodate your requests and schedule. If the trek date does not suit you, let us know. We will reschedule the trek at your convenient date.

The itinerary listed above is a general guideline and might need modifications due to factors outside our control like - unstable weather, unavailability of lodges, etc. However, the need for itinerary modifications is very slim. 

In the event of an itinerary adjustment, your trek leader will ultimately decide on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interest of the party as a whole. You cannot hold us responsible for these delays or consequences due to these delays.

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Travelers' Review


A Majestic Journey in the Himalayas

Megan & friend - US

Conquering the Everest three Passes during 

Megan & friend - US

An Adventure to the ABC.

Ally & Team - US

Epic Trekking Adventure at Larkya La Pass 

Margot & Friends - US

Epic Trekking Adventure at Larkya La Pass 

Eric & Friends - AU

Unforgettable Moments & Triumphs at the Everest Base Camp 

Emily & Friends - AU

Excitement and sense of achievement at the Everest Base Camp 

Samul & Team - AU

Unforgettable Experiences: EBC & J=Gokyo Ri Trek 

Kenneth & Team - AU

Birthday Celebration at the Mount Everest Base Camp

Chris & Team - AU

A Trekker's Dream Adventure

Erin - CA

Unforgettable Journey to EBC

Manuel & Friends - ZA

Unforgettable Journey to ABC

Manuel & Friends - US

Experience of a Lifetime.

Manuel & Friends - US

Trekking Experience

Petter - US

Scaling New Heights-EBC Trek

paige - US

Trekking the Manaslu Circuit 

Lasata - US

Discovering the Beauty of Everest Base Camp

Lasata - US

Journey to the top of the World 

Chris - US

Adventure of Lifetime: Trekking to EBC

Ele & Dino - AU

An Epic Trekking Adventure

Luren & Manjit - GB

An Epic Trekking Adventure

Adam & frineds - GB

Gokyo Ri Trek

Mak & Anish - CA

Trek Experience to the Everest base camp

Mile & Ett - CA

Journey to the world: Everest Base Camp Trek 

Cath, Jami - GB

A virtual tour of the Everest Region

Adrian & team - GB

Exploring the Beauty of the Himalayas 

Justin - GB

EBC Trek 

Jhon & Team - AU

ABC Trek 

Jhon & Team - GB

Trek experiences with DWT

Anna & Team - DE

Throng la Pass. Khopra Danda, Everest Base Camp

Danny & Team - ZA

Experiencing Annapurna, Langtang & Everest 

Tony & Team - AU

Fresh Voices from the Himalayan Trek

Marcel & Team - AU

Langtang & EBC

Mathew & Team - US

Voices from Himalaya

David & Team - US

Voices from EBC Trek 

Mr. Dixit & Team - AU

Everest Base Camp (EBC)

Mr. Dixit & Team - US

Everest Base Camp 

Mr. Jhon & Team - GB

Trekking in Nepal

Mr. Nail - AU

Larkya la pass and Manaslu Circuit trek 

Mr. Jeff - AU

Annapurna Circuit Trek Via Tilcho Lake 

Ms. Quen - US

EBC, Gokyo Lakes & cho la Pass  review video 

Mr.Metthew - DE

EBC & ABC review video 

Mr.Metthew - AU

the voice from the Thorong La Pass(5,416m)

Mr.Sam - US

Everest Base Camp Trek Experience

Mr.Wang - SG

My Dream have come true

Mr.Rustam - RU

Adventure of lifetime achievement 

Mr. Jordan & Team - US

it's an Amazing Experience

Mr.Ashish & Team - US

Energized Trekking experience - Discovery World Trekking

Mr.Nagam & Leong - MY

Wow, Everest Base Camp - Discovery World Trekking

Mr.Claudiu & Cristina - RO

The best experience  - Discovery World Trekking

Ms. Pie,Anne & Sean - US

Trip of a lifetime - Discovery World Trekking

Mr. Krissy & Team - US

Incredible experience - Discovery World Trekking

Mr. Shane & Ms. Brittney - US

life-changing experience - Discovery World Trekking

Mr. Michl and Team. - US

EBC - Mesmerizing Clips of the trail - Discovery World Trekking

Mr. Michl and Team. - DE

Engagement at EBC - Discovery World Trekking

Mr.Jaun and Team. - MX

EBC Trek - on one leg with Discovery World Trekking

Mr. Steve and Team. - US

EBC Trek Experience - Discovery World Trekking.

Gerg,Jady,Jorme, and Team. - AU

EBC with Gokyo Lake Trek 2020-2021

Mr.Niklas Ekman - SE

We were given wonderful care, felt safe, secure & free from Covid-19 dangers.

Craig,Teresa & Phillips family - US

If you put a gun to my head, I would live in Nepal at this point in time - Discovery World...

Mr.Pablo & Mr. Leslie - US

Mt Everest Trek Experience - Discovery World Trekking

Mr. Jerome & Ms. Liana - AU

It's Victory, Everest Base Camp Trek - Discovery World Trekking

Mr, Gerg & Ms, Jayde - AU

If you put a gun to my head, I would live in Nepal at this point in time - Discovery World...

Mr.Pablo & Mr. Leslie - US

Oh, Mt Everest is right there - Discovery World Trekking

Vallan - ZA

Everest High Passes Trek Company Reviews

Discovery World Trekking

Amazing Everest High Two Passes Trek

5 - Excellent

My husband and I had an amazing trek with Discovery World Trekking on the Everest High Two Passes Trek. Before we left Nepal, the owner Paul was very responsive to each and every one one my questions. Paul checked in with our guide several times during the trek to make sure that everything was going well. Our guide Saroz Gurung and porter Jagat Rai were absolutely amazing. I highly recommend them both. They kept us comfortable and safe along the trek. Saroz was extremely knowledgable about the trek and the Everest region. He always checked in with us to make sure we were feeling well and allowed us to pace the trek according to our abilities. Both Saroz and Jagat always had smiles on their faces and they were both a joy to be around. We saw many porters on the trail who were not treated well by their respective trekking companies, so please make sure you pick a company like Discovery World Trekking. Discovery World limits the weight to 9 kg per person or 18 kg per porter. They ensure that the guide and porter have insurance, meals and lodging. If you are trying to decide which hike to do in the Everest/Khumbu region, I highly recommend the Everest High Two Passes Trek. You get amazing views of Everest from both the Renjola Pass and the top of Gokyo Ri. Our guide, Saroz said that they are his 2 favorite views of Everest and know they are mine too :-) Compared to the standard Everest Base Camp trek, which is just out and back, this trek is a loop with only 1 day of repeat trail on the way back.

Everest High Passes

5 - Excellent

I found the team at Discovery through reviews on TA so it’s only right that I add to the positive feedback that’s already on here. We signed up for the Everest 3 Passes trek. Paul helped to personalise the itinerary and was both incredibly helpful and responsive – which was appreciated given we must have fired a hundred questions to him in the build up to the trip. The experience itself was amazing – a challenge, but spectacular and incredibly rewarding. We owe a big thanks as well to our wonderful guide Sandeep, who’s knowledge and experience was invaluable (particularly when navigating tricky glacier passes!). We always felt like we were in safe hands and across the course of the 17 days Sandeep became a friend as well as a guide. One other thing I would highlight with Discovery is the ethics of the company. Up in the mountains you see companies that have a poor treatment of their staff – for example; porters carrying numerous heavy bags across tough terrain in order to maximise profits. No such concerns with Discovery and Paul genuinely cares for the welfare and happiness of his team. If you are planning a trek in Nepal then we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Discovery World Trekking.

Everest High Pass Trek

5 - Excellent

Went on the Everest High Pass Trek including a detour to Everest Basecamp this March 2018. The trek went great and the views are really perfect! I had a great time during my trek. Paul from DWT had told me in advance that there were more people joining the trek, but in the end I found out that I would be trekking solo with a guide. In the end I didn't really mind as it would mean that I would be walking my own pace. My guide Subraj made sure that everything went according to plan and that everything was safe during the trekking! Everything was arranged and if I needed something I only had to ask Subraj and he would make it happen. Thanks again for this amazing experience! The three passes are amazing and the view at Gokyo Ri is one of the best there is. I would advice everyone to do more than just the EBC trek as the area around the main trek is really great to explore further. Furthermore the route that DWT takes (counter clockwise) is much better than the clockwise route so I would advice everybody to take the counterclockwise route instead of the (with other operators) more common clockwise route. Thanks to Subarj and DWT for this amazing experience!


I have never trekked before. Can I complete Everest 3 / 2 High Passes Trek?

Without a doubt. As long as you are fairly fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day, and trek/hike a few uphills, you will complete the trek.

How to avoid altitude sickness in Everest High 3 Passes and Everest High 2 Passes Treks?

Like any other Everest Treks, Everest 3 and Everest 2 High Passes Trek are challenging due to high elevation. However, if you perform light exercises for a few weeks before the trek and avoid certain types of food, you will be able to complete these treks.

We advise you to

  • Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic, and smoking items.
  • Drink at least 4 liters of water a day.
  • Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days.
  • Use Diamox (if any symptoms show up).
  • Drink Garlic Soup.

How safe are Everest 3 High Passes and Everest 2 High Passes Trek?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees the safety, security, and satisfaction of all trekkers. Our crew has extensive first aid training, and they carry all necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits. We also use oximeters to monitor the blood oxygen levels of trekkers at high altitudes.

If a trekker falls sick at a high altitude, the trek leader will decide whether to continue the trek or descend. In emergencies, Discovery World Trekking deploys a helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation.

What if my flight to and from Lukla is canceled or delayed?

We recommend you to allocate extra 2 / 3 days for the hike to account for unpredictable weather. In rough weather, flights from Lukla to Kathmandu or vice versa get canceled. In such cases, the flight is automatically rescheduled for the next possible day. 

If you have a very tight schedule, you can charter a helicopter to make sure you are on schedule either for the trek or your flight back home. However, you will have to bear the helicopter cost. But, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is impossible to operate a helicopter, and Discovery World Trekking will reschedule the flight.


Do I need travel insurance to trek in the Everest Region?

There are chances that you may need a quick helicopter ride back to Kathmandu to avoid health emergencies, so adequate insurance is a must. The insurance has to cover helicopter rescue & medical evacuation expenses at high altitudes.

What about the insurance of guides and porters?

All Discovery World Trekking staff members have insurance coverage, and in addition to salary, we also cover their meals, lodging, transportation, and necessary equipment costs during the trek.

What is the luggage limit for porter and flight to Lukla?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker).

The weight limit on flights to the Everest region, basically to Lukla, is 10 kg, and you need to pay an extra amount based on per kg above this limit. You can hand carry up to 5 kg, so that makes your limit 15 kg. 

What is the weather condition at Everest High passes?

Weather on the trails to Everest High Passes is constantly changing and impossible to predict. Here is a list of probable temperature and weather conditions in each month.

Month  Temperature  Weather and Nature 
January Max 4°C in the daytime to min -17°C in the nights and mornings  Blue skies, freezing weather 
February  Max 4°C in the daytime to min -15°C in the nights and mornings  Mild and humid, good visibility 
March  Max 7°C in the daytime to min -12°C in the nights and mornings  Days are short and the temperature starts to warm up, chances of occasional snow falls 
April  Max 10°C in the daytime to min -5°C in a night  Moderate temperature with amazing landscape, rhododendron and wildflowers 
May Max 15°C in the daytime to min 0°C in a night  Days are still long, warm, and sunny 
June Max 16°C in the daytime to min -1°C in a night  Rainy season 
July  Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night  Hot and humid 
Auguest  Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night  Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night 
September  Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night  End of monsoon, no clouds 
October  Max 12°C in the daytime to min -6°C in a night  Stable weather condition 
November  Max 6°C in the daytime to min -12°C in a night  Days are sunny and bright, cold during the night, sleeping bag is most. 
December  Max 4°C in the daytime to min -14°C in a night  Foggy and cloudy weather 

What documents do I need to bring to Everest High Passes Trek?

You need to provide us with the following documents after the advance payment deposit via email. 

  • A copy of passport,
  • Passport size photos,
  • Flight details,
  • Copy of travel insurance (It has to cover helicopter rescue and medical evacuation).

What are the arrangements for night stays during the trek?

You will be staying at teahouses/hotels/lodges in twin sharing rooms. They also have healthy food. Generally, the toilets are outside the room. Hot showers/running water are available at an extra cost.

Is meal available easily on the trek to Everest High Passes?

The meal on this trek is very convenient, but there are fewer options compared to cities. There are various options such as western meals, chapati, rice, local tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, soups like Sherpa stew, steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, and thukpa are available for the trekkers. 

Is there an airport pick-up service by the company?

You will see a Discovery World Trekking representative welcoming you outside the Tribhuvan International Airport arrival lounge holding a pamphlet with your name on it. S/he will take you to your selected hotel in a private vehicle.

I am a vegetarian. Will I get enough meals during the trek?

Discovery World Trekking does not recommend non-veg items at trekking regions because the meat in such places may not be hygienic. We also strongly advise you to avoid dairy and cheese items along with alcohol. So, our packages are suitable for all - vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegetarians. 

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

What are the booking and payment methods for Everest 3 High Passes and Everest 2 High Passes Treks?

You need to pay a 10% advance for booking, and the rest after you arrive in Nepal. We accept Credit Cards, but you will be charged an extra amount as a service fee by banks. So, Discovery World Trekking recommends you pay in cash. Major currencies are accepted.

How is the drinking water in the trails to Everest high 2/3 Passes trek?

Bottled water is easily available at a low cost on the trails, but certain trek regions do not allow plastic bottles. So, we suggest you to carry a water bottle and fill it with filtered/boiled water. We also advise you to use water purification drops or tablets, which you can bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purifier pills.

What are the levels of Everest 3 High Passes and Everest 2 High Passes Treks?

Everest High Passes Treks are typically more challenging than classic Everest Base Camp Treks. However, with Discovery World Trekking, you'll be around professionals who can guide and assist you on various things letting you enjoy your trip.

Is Wi-Fi available during the trek?

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi for a small charge.

How high is the EBC?

The elevation is 17,600 ft (5,365m). We start the trek by flying to Lukla (9,383ft / 2,845m). Most trekkers hike to Kala Patthar (18,514ft / 5,555m) for sunrise or sunset. 

Do I need to bring medicines during my trek to Everest High Passes?

If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own. Discovery World Trekking regards its clients as its family. So, we will provide you with medical kits and address your safety concerns to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.

What is the best time for Everest High Passes Trek?

Spring (March to June) and Fall (September to November) are the most suitable seasons to trek Everest High Passes. Discovery World Trekking can make arrangements if you wish to avoid the crowds in these seasons. However, we conduct safe Everest High Passes trek throughout the year.

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