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Everest High Two Passes Trek - 15 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Everest Treks
Accomodation Tea house Loge during the trek
Duration 15 Days
Region Everest Region
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Group size 2-12
MAX. ALTITUDE 5,555m at Kalapatthar
MEALS INCLUDED All meals during the trek
TRIP CODE DWT50
NATURE OF TREK Tea House Trekking
BEST SEASON Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
GRADE Challenging
ACTIVITY PER DAY Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
TRANSPORTATION Domestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)

About the Trip

Imagine sipping a cup of coffee in the Himalayas with an aura so peaceful, the air so fresh and your mind as relaxed. As pretty as it seems when put in words, the reality is even more astonishing. A short description of the Everest region, there is more to just the visible beauty of this place. The 15 days trek to Everest Two High Pass is a bundle of experience. With a mesmerizing landscape, we experience the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people. As we get the thrill of the glaciers, moraines and the rocky trail, we satisfy the adventurer in us. On the contrary, we absorb the tranquillity as offered by the place and provoke our spiritual self. Covering almost entire regions of the Everest region, this trek is for the daredevils who want to enjoy the immense beauty of the Himalayas with a challenge.

Highlights

  • The most thrilling yet beautiful flight to and from Lukla
  • One of the world’s highest airports in Syangboche
  • Get acquainted with the culture and lifestyles of the Sherpa community
  • Explore world famous monasteries and museums
  • The elegance of the few of the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Mt. Makalu (8,463m)
  • Discover various UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Spot wildlife like Musk Deer, Colourful Peasants, Snow Leopard, and Himalayan Thar
  • 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)
  • Mystic 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: Renjola Pass and Cho La Pass

Overview

A famous trekking route in the Everest region, this trek includes two out of three of the most famous high passes of the Everest. Everest high passes trek is for adventure seekers who wish to enjoy the picturesque beauty of the Himalayas with a thrill. Adding to the beauty of the snow-capped mountains, we witness the beautiful turquoise lakes, glaciers, moraines and a fantastic landscape with diverse natural habitat. As challenging as the trek is, these prominent factors make this trek a momentous journey. The scenery is diversified yet majestic; the lodgings and trail range from one of the most travelled routes of Khumbu to the secluded and less visited high passes of Everest. Situated in higher altitude, we take this trek slow and steady as we absorb the beauty of the humongous mountains on every step. 

We start our journey with a scenic flight to Lukla(2,850m) traversing between the alluring Himalayas. We hike till Phakding(2,650m) and adjust with the thinning air. We move ahead to Namche Bazaar(3,440m) and indulge in the luxury of the region. We get all the facilities there as we get in the cities. Thereby, we can shop for gears for our trek or enjoy the variety of cuisines and drinks. We spend an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar and stroll around the alleys as we discover new gems with every step. We hike ahead from Thame(3,750m) to reach Lungden(4,500m). We trek to Gokyo Lakes(4,750m) through Renjo La Pass(5,466m). As we traverse through our first pass, our excitement amplifies with the enhanced sceneries. We halt at Gokyo Village for acclimatization and hike up to Gokyo Ri(5,430m). We trek further to Thagnak(4,700m). On our way to Dzongla(4,855m), we encounter our second high pass. The challenging trail is hard to conquer but not impossible. With a slow and steady pace, we will cover the journey and enjoy the beauty inexpressible in words. We move past Lobuche(4,910m) to reach Everest Base Camp(5,364m). As we reach on the foothills of the mighty Everest, we celebrate our victory and enjoy the enchanting beauty of the Himalayas. We cannot see the mighty Mount Everest from the base camp as of which we ascent further to Kala Patthar(5,550m). With sight such pleasant, we’ll be able to see sun-kissed Mount Everest and the majestic Khumbu Glacier. We also get an up-close glimpse of Mount Everest(8,848m), Mount Ama Dablam(6,812m), Mount Lhotse(8,516m), Mount Nuptse(7,861m), Mount Cho-Oyu(8,201m), and Mount Pumori(7,161m). 

We descend to Pheriche(4,250m) via Gorak Shep. We head to Tengboche and then to Namche Bazar. We let our muscles loose here. With all descend path, we may hurt our ankles and knees. We relax and walk the way back comfortably with a fresh and delightful memory of the passes and the base camp. We enjoy the final glimpse of the Himalayas as we hike back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. We fly back to Kathmandu in between the clouds and the mountain. 

In addition to this trek, we offer other exquisite trekking routes for our valuable clients. There are other thrilling trekking routes for trekkers looking for greater challenges - 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek or 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek, 15 Days Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trekking and many more to choose from.

Discovery World Trekking would like to recommend all our valuable clients to arrive Kathmandu a day before our '15 Days Everest High Two Passes Trek – Renjola and Chola Pass’. Make sure to attend our official briefing a day before the trek. The primary motive for the meeting is to give you proper guidance and vital information about the trek. Secondarily, we recheck all the equipment for your comfortable journey. We ensure that you have all the supplies needed for the trek. This pre-meeting will give a clear idea about the necessary supplies and challenges you may face during the trek. It will be a kind of motivational seminar for you to be outfitted and energised about the trek. Additionally, it is recommended to put a margin of 1 or 2 days extra. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu is unpredictable and might be cancelled or delayed due to bad weather.

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Day to Day Itinerary

day 1
Flight to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) 40 minutes, Trek to Phakding ( 2650 m/ 8562 ft ) - Walking Distance (6.2km/3.85 miles) - 3 hours

The journey begins from a flight to Lukla (40 minutes flight) and a short hike to Phakding. We walk from Chaurikharka village towards Phakding where we halt for our first night at the Khumbu region. The crisp and comforting day is advantageous in acclimatizing with the altitude. With plenty of spare time, we can seize a short excursion around the village. Phakding is the starting point for this trek as of which it has everything from gears and lodging to pool and restaurants. Moreover, there are few famous local monasteries (Rimishung Monastery) that we will visit.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 2
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) - Walking Distance (7.4km/4.6 miles) - 6 hours

As we brace ourselves, we begin the real trek from this day. We continue along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River with a majestic view around. What makes this hike even more exciting is all the suspension bridges that we will be crossing. Embellished beautifully with prayer flags, the bridges across the Dudh Koshi River contributes to a splendid view. We reach Monjo village after a few hours of the walk, from where the Sagarmatha National Park begins. A challenging climb awaits from here through the dense forest, where we slowly see the face of Mount Everest. As the view intensifies, the enthusiasm ensures to make us forget all the steps that we’ve climbed. Through the woods and stone paved way, we finally reach Namche Bazar. We will halt there for the night where we can enjoy the famous bakeries. With good food and a good mood, we will conclude the walk for the day.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 3
Rest day to acclimatize at Namche Bazaar

We take an acclimatization break here at Namche Bazaar to adjust with the thinning air. We hike ahead but we descend back and overnight stay at Namche Bazaar. Despite the claim of the title, we will not just be sitting idle today. We wander through the alleys of Namche while we adjust ourselves to the altitude. Furthermore, we can hike to Sagarmatha National Park and including a hike to Khumjung(3,790m). As they say, “Hike high, Sleep low”. It is an optional but recommended part of the trek. We visit Hillary school and old monasteries on the way to Khumjung and can also further hike to Khunde. Namche, without a doubt, carries a lot of wonders. A must-not-miss place is the Syangboche airport(3,780m), the highest airport in the world, and hike to Everest View Hotel from where the view of Mount Everest is excellent. A single day may prove to be insufficient to cover all the phenomena of this place. We discover the magnificence of the place as we prepare ourselves with the increasing elevation.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 4
Namche Bazaar to Thame (3750m /12,303ft) - Walking Distance (6.8km/4.2 miles)- 6 hours

The trek today is short and comforting. After a good day acclimatizing with the altitude, we hike towards Thame, the home village of many famous and world record holders Sherpa mountaineers including Apa Sherpa. We traverse through Thamo Gumba and Samde village before reaching Thame.
The walk is very tranquil and has an exceptional view of the Himalayas. As we walk past the ancient Sherpa village, we discover much-hidden beauty of the place. Thame is home to one of the oldest monasteries in the Everest region known as “Dechen Chokhorling Monastery Thame”. We can explore the village and enjoy the panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 5
Thame to Lungden (4500m/14,764ft) - Walking Distance(8.2km/5miles) 6 hrs

We head north towards Lungden passing through dry lands, rocky peaks, stone houses and walls. The trail moves along Bhote Koshi River as we follow our trail. We also spot occasional yaks grazing on the pasture. All these prove to be a picture-perfect aspect of our trek. The path to Lungden is gentle and comfortable. We move ahead through Marlung - a larger village in Thame Valley. We halt at Lungden before we attempt the strenuous ascend to Renjo La Pass. The trail from here branches off to Thame Valley via Nangpa La Pass while the other moves to the eastern slope of Thame Valley to Renjo La Pass and cross over to Gokyo.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 6
Lungden to Gokyo Lake (4750m) via Renjola Pass (5446m/17867ft) - Walking Distance (9km/5.6miles) 8 hours

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 great elevation. Once we reach the top, the view will make the entire struggle worth it. We get a fabulous view of peaks above 7000m like Everest, Lhotse, Chalotse and Taboche. Surrounded by the sparkling mountains and the fresh breeze of the mountain air, we will skip all the effort we put to climb. Moving ahead, we walk through a stone staircase which leads to the south bank of a small serene lake the Angladumba Tsho. Walking for almost another 2 to 3 hours, we reach Lungden (4,380 m). A small yet beautiful place, Lungden will prove to be a great place to relax after conquering our first pass.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 7
Rest day to acclimatize at Gokyo

After enjoying the beauty of the world famous pass, we explore the village of Gokyo as we acclimatize. Gokyo Village is full of surprises and mysteries. So we do our best today to cover all the beauty of this village. We hike to Gokyo Ri(5,430m) to see the excellent panoramic view along with an astonishing glimpse of Mount Everest. The scenery is unquestionably stunning. We will witness the Himalayas along with beautiful turquoise lakes and glaciers. After a nutritious lunch, we will further walk around the village to see the lakes. We spend the rest of the day amidst the cold breezy air of the mountains. The day filled with overwhelming sights of mountains and the lakes will be a memorable one.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 8
Gokyo to Thangnak (4,700m/15,400ft) Walking Distance (3.7km/2.3miles) 5 hours

After a spectacular day walking around the Gokyo valley and witnessing the turquoise lakes with a blanket of snow-capped mountains, we move ahead to Thagnak. We walk past few glaciers and through steep rock scramble. We observe the lack of animals and vegetation around this trail due to the land structure of this place. The difference in the landscape will put us in awe as we walk further. We reach Thangnak where there are only 4-5 tea houses. It is the best place to halt before ascending the Cho La Pass. We take the trek slow and steady to avoid any difficulties with increasing elevation.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 9
Thangnak to Dzongla (4,855m/15,930 ft) via Cho La Pass (5420m/17,783ft) 6-7 hours

One of the most intense days of the entire trek, we will climb through steep uphills as we walk through Cho La Pass to Dzongla. We hike up a small valley where we witness the beauty of rocky trail surrounded by spectacular mountains. We reach a ridge after a few hours of walks, where we get the view of Cho La Pass across a small moraine. As we get near to the moraine, we see the intense steepness of the trail. The steep path is shorter in length, but the elevation makes it difficult to traverse. We have to be very cautious, as we walk through lots of snowy and icy paths. The views get remarkable as we walk towards the west of Mount Ama Dablam. We cross the terminal moraine of the glacier, from where the trail gets easier to walk. We reach Dzongla after an hour where we stay for the night.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 10
Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910m/16,175ft) 4 hours

The journey from Dzongla to Lobuche offers us with more stunning views. The path will be enjoyable as there will be no more of crossing glaciers or climbing steep uphills. We follow the moraine and hike down along the Chola Lake as we bid farewell to Dongla. As we move ahead, we can see a glimpse of Everest Base Camp. We continue to follow the wave-like trails from Dzongla to Lobuche. On the other side, we can see the Khumbu Glacier with the rubble of ice floating. The path is pleasant and appealing as we get close to the foothills of Mount Everest. We can also visit some world famous bakeries here at Lobuche. From here, we can witness the panoramic view of the stunning mountains. Everest hides behind Mount Lhotse from this place, but we can have a great view of Mount Pumori (7,161m), Mount Lingtren (6,749m), and Mount Nuptse (7,861m).

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 11
Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back (5,364m/17,598ft)to Gorak Shep (5,185m/17,010 ft) - Walking Distance (15 km/9.32 miles) - 6-8 hours

The day finally arrives when we make the final ascent to Everest Base Camp. By this way, we will have seen enough of the outstanding views, but standing on the top of the hill gives us a separate experience. We will begin our walk to the base camp early in the morning. We pass through many glaciers, including the famous Khumbu Glacier. Beyond it, we can see Khumbu Icefall(5,486m) as well. Further enduring the wondrous journey to the base camp, we will also see the Army Mountaineers Memorials. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and Mount Everest standing right ahead of you, we will be overwhelmed by its sparkling beauty. Reaching the Everest Base Camp is a dream come true. This is the closest we will be to the highest mountain in the world. The final ascent to Everest Base Camp(5,364m) might be a little challenging due to the increasing altitude; involving rocky dunes and moraine; and a formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. With a slow and steady pace, we can, without doubt, complete the trek. We continue down the trail after captivating the bewildering beauty. After we immerse fully into the beauty of the base camp, we walk back towards Gorak Shep(5,185m) through. Passing through all the challenging yet astounding passes, we rest on the foothills of Everest.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 12
Hike to Kala Patthar(5,555m/18,208ft) - Walking Distance (1.2km, 0.7 miles) viewpoint, trek to Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4,250m/13,945ft) - Walking Distance (9.6km/6 miles) - 5 hours

Our journey is not complete without hiking to Kala Patthar(5,555m). Mount Everest hides behind Mount Lhotse because of which we have to climb to Kala Patthar to enjoy a glimpse of the highest peak. From Kala Patthar viewpoint, we can enjoy the 360-degree view of Himalayan giants. Here we’ll be on the highest altitude of our entire trek. We start early to reach Kala Patthar such that we can view the sunrise on Everest. We trek down from Kala Patthar to Gorak Shep and then further descend to Pheriche(4,250m). The trail can be enjoyable with forest and meadows complementing to one of our mightiest achievements.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 13
Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) - Walking Distance (5.9km/3.6miles) 4-5 hours

Through rhododendron forest, we hike back 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 your way back. As we head into the forest of Juniper, we immerse ourselves amidst nature. With occasional spotting of endangered animals and the dazzling mountains, the beauty of the trail in amplified. The vibrant colour of prayer flags and elegant Stupas, the tip of Mount Everest and back of Mount Lhotse, this path has a lot of photographic moments. We can roam around Namche and indulge ourselves in the varieties of cuisine this village offers.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 14
Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2,850m/9,350 ft - Walking Distance (13.5km/8.3 miles)- 6-7 hours

With a final view of the wondrous mountains, we prepare for our way back. The trail is mostly downhill from Namche to Phakding. Through small villages and narrow forests, we pass through the thrilling suspension bridges on our way back. We will finally reach Phakding after a gentle walk through Benkar. As we move ahead on to Lukla, we further reach a small village. At the intersection, we can take a left turn up towards the trees. The route through the village leads down to the main trail connecting at the side stream before Toktok. The different perspective in view will surely impress us. Eventually, we reach Lukla following the path where we stay overnight. Lukla is a package of wonders and luxury. We can indulge in the luxury of the place as we deserve a little extravagance after accomplishing our journey.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 15
Fly back to Kathmandu

The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu will be a relaxing one with no more hills to climb but a heart-filled with memories. We have a final chance to enjoy the marvellous scenarios of the snow-capped mountains. We will escort you back to your hotel after reaching Kathmandu. We can manage a tour around the city as per your request. You can visit several world heritage sites around the city. As beautiful as the mountains, the culture around the city is a must-see before you call it an end to your vacation.

What is Included?

  • Pick up & drop off from airport to hotel and vice versa in private vehicle
  • Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu). Tickets and airport departure taxes
  • Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation (Generally twin Sharing room)- 14 Nights
  • All Standard Meals (15 Lunches, 14 Dinners and 15 Breakfasts) during the trek
  • Government License holder English Speaking Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader, (8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers: 1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, Local taxes and official ExpensesAll government, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek

What is Excluded?

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for Everest Two High Passes Trek

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage, which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each). Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

Head
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries
Face
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes
  • Hands
  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves
Body
  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Light weight cotton pants
  • T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants
Footwear
  • 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)
Toiletries
  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Bio degradable 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

Trip Information

The beginning of the journey towards 15 Days Everest Two High Passes Trek- Renjola Pass and Cho La Pass

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. You will be required to spend the first night in a hotel in Kathmandu. The overnight stay in Kathmandu is not included in the package as there are varieties of options available for you. You can choose between hotels, lodges and homestays (both economic or luxurious) online and book it yourself or we can do it on your request. We recommend you to pre-book the hotels, as it may be hard to navigate around the new city on the first day. We are pleased to recommend or manage hotels for you on your arrival. The next day, in the early morning, we will take a domestic flight to Lukla, approximately 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu.

Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!

When you are new to any place, it is hard to track the location or even book a cab. To avoid such dilemmas, Discovery World Trekking provides you with free pickup and drop service for any Everest Two High Passes Trek – Renjola- Chola Pass package regardless of the flight you take. We will receive you at the airport with a pamphlet of your name and our company name. With a warm-hearted welcome and either khada or a marigold garland, we will make you feel homely from day one. We will escort you safely and comfortably to your hotel.

Accommodation Details During The Trek

The trek is 15 days long trek with 14 nights in the mountain with best possible lodge accommodation. We assure to make you feel homely with the warm hospitality of the local people. The higher you get the lodging facility declines a bit as in mountain regions it's hard to provide all facilities like Kathmandu city. Most of the lodges have a squat toilet system in the Everest region and a twin-sharing room with mattresses, blanket and pillows will be available. We can also manage single rooms on request, but it will cost some additional charge. Though DWT aims to provide an attached bathroom in every possible lodge, in some places, there can be a shared bathroom at higher elevation areas. The guests themselves should manage two nights in Kathmandu, which is not included in the package as there is a wide range of hotels for all kind of budgets available. You can easily book hotels online, or we can manage it for you as per your request. Discovery World Trekking has good public relations with local service providers in the Himalaya region as of which we aim to provide you with the best possible services with plenty of comforts.

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.

The Meals

The trek is over higher elevations near the world’s highest peak, which means your body needs enough carbohydrates, protein, nutrition for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal in this trek is very convenient, not like that in cities, but we make sure you get the entire supplements through your complete trek.

We will be providing you with 15 Breakfasts, 15 Lunch and 14 Dinners throughout the trek.
Some of the typical food menus are -

Breakfasts- Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelettes, Poached, Boiled), Pancakes, Muesli, Bread, Fruits and Vegetables, Hot drinks like tea and coffees, hot chocolates etc.

Lunch – Typical Nepali dish (Dal, Bhat & Tarkari), Tibetan Bread, Various Soups items, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potato items, Vegetable and Salad, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Dessert items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc.

Dinners - Dal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups items, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings) Macaroni, Tenduk, Spaghetti, Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potato items, Vegetable and salad, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Noodles Ramen, Dessert items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks, etc. are available on the menu during the trek.

These food items from the menu will usually be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional and local; Asian and western cuisine; almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list decreases. We highly recommend consuming enough liquids, green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup (must) at high altitude and fresh vegetables for health benefit.

Though plenty of non-veg items will be available, we won’t recommend any of them because the meat in such places may not be healthy during the trek. As suggested by experts, it is best to avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks, hot chocolate, dairy and cheesy items in such high elevation treks.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best Time to Trek

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to the Everest region because no one is beyond nature. The live forecast of Everest region can be gained here, yet it’s very hard to predict the weather. People trek 12 months of the year up to Everest Two High Passes Trek but certainly, there are ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and autumn as the sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fades. The magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views, the temperature is also exquisite with sunlight being warm and the environment after delving of the sun is not as cold as other months.

Though during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, a cold temperature that’s what enthuses many trekkers.

January to February

This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This when there is heavy snowfall in the mountains and can result in extremely cold temperatures. Though the daytime may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold but it’s perfectly fine to trek in these months as discovery world trekking make sure of every possible safety during the trek but if you are allergic to extreme cold, you shouldn’t be trekking at these months or else people trek 12 months of the year and leave their footprints around the world’s highest peaks.

Temperature: Temperature ranges from 15°C to -15°C.

March to April

This is one of the best times of the season to hike in the Everest region. The weather is very favourable this month. Stunning views of the Himalaya ranges and glaciers will be seen. March being the beginning of the spring season, the weather starts to warm up during these months. During these months, all flora and fauna dormant throughout the winter back to life feeding and breeding in the sun-kissed temperatures. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed their expedition at this time.

Temperature: Around 18 °C. At night, the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -12 °C. 

May to June

This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till the middle of August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.

Temperature- Around 25°C at daylight and it drops down to around -5°C. 

July to August

The rainfall hits at its peak during this time, below 3500 meters. Due to heavy rainfall, Flights to Lukla may get cancelled at the beginning or end of the trek but trekkers are seen in those months trekking towards Everest region, it’s challenging but not impossible, if you choose to trek in these months Discovery world trekking will take care of your safety at its fullest as it does in every month but as the way is not that favourable its not highly recommended to trek in these months but the rainfall also provides spectacular views of the waterfall and avoid the crowds like other months.

Temperature- Around 27°C at daylights to 5°C

September to October

This is also one of the perfect seasons for the EBC Trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favourable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the daytime and falls down to 5 degrees during the night-time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended, as it’s the best time for the Everest Two High Passes Trek, usually from mid-September to end. The main festival of Nepal: Dashain and Tihar also attract tourists in this season.

Temperature- Temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees

November to December

As winter slowly begins, snowfalls begin in the Himalaya region and it eventually gets tough to trek. Nights get much colder. November is the busy season people all over the world come at these months, as it’s the clearest month with sparkling days and amazing views of humongous mountains. The daytime temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow like diamonds in the sky.

The weather in the Himalaya is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.

Acclimatization

Altitude sickness is commonly faced by many trekkers who try to rush their way to the base camp. It is not a matter of ignorance and requires immediate treatment in such cases. To avoid such, in this trek, we will be acclimatizing in two places: Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. This trek is difficult as compared to the Everest Base Camp 10 or 12 days’ trek. At Namche Bazaar, trekkers can explore the famous Sherpa town and adjust to the thin air. We will also be having second-day acclimatization at Dingboche where we will climb the ridge behind the village to take a look at the stunning views of the peaks. Our trekking leader and guide are well trained and experienced at high altitude, and they have extensive first aid training as well. Your health and safety are important to us, and we guarantee that it will be our very first priority. In case you have been rigorously affected, the only remedy would be to descend immediately. Also, your group leader has the definitive response to determine whether you can proceed the trek based on your health conditions.

Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

As challenging as it is, the Everest Two High Passes Trek is an equally rewarding trek. On average, the walk per day will be around 5 to 7 hours, depending on the destination and the number of breaks we take. The trail is mostly uphill or steep descents, with rocky and stone-paved paths. It is not impossible to go to these treks for a regular person, but remaining fit and exercising well will make the trek more comfortable and enjoyable. Former trek experience or regular exercises and doing yoga is an advantage for the trekker. Besides, if you love trekking, you can make it happen anyways and conquer your dreams.

This trek, however, is not recommended for individuals with sensitive medical conditions like heart or lung disease. Since the majority of the trek involves moderate to strenuous climbing, it may prove to be dangerous for the health of such people. We recommend you to consult with your doctor before attempting to attain this trek. Also, we make sure to provide you with all the necessary medical kit supplies you may need in the trek.

Trekking group/single

The group for the trek usually consists from 2 to 12 people. A leader, assistant guide, and porters will accompany a group of 8 throughout the trek. It is a great time to enjoy your hike with various trekkers from around the world. You may choose to trek with a random group or limit it to your own. We will also be glad to organize a private trek with your friends and family only. We generally recommend travelling in a group rather than an individual due to safety concerns. Also, it is always good when you can share your happiness and experience once you step on the base of Everest.

A typical day on the trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying the scenery, taking photos and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, experienced friendly and qualified expert Sherpa will share information and historical facts about the places as they accompany us throughout the trek. The porters who carry our luggage will also accompany us. However, we will be carrying our own small backpack with the necessary items.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the days walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the days walk. After trekking for three to four hours, we will have lunch around midday on the route to the next destination, and we continue after about an hour of rest.

The afternoon walk is generally shorter: about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will also have free time to explore nearby places.

Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. Before going to bed, we will spend some quality time in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy on board games like monopoly, cards and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek

On the Everest Two High Passes Trek, the use of Internet service will be available at the lodge with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges. But once we reach high altitudes, communication will be through the phone, for safety proposes.
We'll communicate with all our valuable clients through our leader at least once a day to make sure you're all right and satisfied with our service. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, the signal might fluctuate as you climb uphill. On your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim-card for communication. (Most of the places have Wi-Fi service available with an additional cost)

Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves as all kinds of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it for on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover the costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) that can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek as only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on the trek

Throughout the lodges at Everest region, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with an extra cost. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity, and some of them have solar panels. Water during the trek: you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill will be provided to make water drinkable.

You shouldn't drink water from river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Travel insurance

This trip grade is ranked the challenging difficult as it entails the risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness and other unforeseen events including sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for the Everest Two High Passes Trek. All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude (up to 6000m) for trekking members.

We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of an insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper or absence of travel insurance policy.

Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help in arranging quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say in their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indians require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at the Tribhuvan International airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of visa fee is the US $40 for 30 days, which have to be paid in cash on arrival on Tribhuvan International Airport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan) that may not receive the visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR)

We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.

The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.

Despite having security advantage of traveller's cheques, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. 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 and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about 4% or more depending upon the bank.
During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu only, depending on how much personal expense you require as in Himalayan region people only accept Nepalese Currency

Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

How Much Luggage can I take during Everest Base Camp Trek?

The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, two people will be assigned with one porter, and combined luggage should not exceed more than 18kg. We never overload our porters. But you should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what are essentials, you can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free and it'll be completely safe.

We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc) in our briefing before we start our journey in our Office.

Everest Two High Passes Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable client’s safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.

Responsible travel

We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about the most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travellers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crews

During the trek to Everest Base Camp, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with the prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters, we respect everyone's work. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members (9kg per person). If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy Crew can make our clients happy as DWT has three kinds of family, One is family by blood of everyone in DWT and the other one is all the employee working to run this company and last but not the least is our valuable clients, The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear we also provided them with food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive wilderness first Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing
Tipping

Most importantly, tipping is at travellers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, the tip is accepted and honoured way to say thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the tip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work as you'll be staying with crews for more longs trekking periods which builds a relationship. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- a trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company-registered number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10% of payment in advance and other necessary documentation like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. The number of domestic flights for Lukla is limited but being very busy during the trekking seasons. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.

Last minute booking

Discovery World Trekking has offered the special provision of last minute booking with regard to The Everest Two High Passes Trek. Under this condition, the last-minute booking with 100% trip payment within 24 hours is accepted

Trip extension

After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.

Feedback

After completing the Everest Two High Passes Trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Discovery World trekking will give you company t-shirt, digitally printed certificate of trek achievement along with a key ring. We would highly appreciate if you would give compliments, comment or complain about the service provided and the team performances as we always strive to be better.

USEFUL INFO

Please be advised: We highly recommend our clients to add extra days in your trip to Nepal as a safety margin for your return flight. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu may get behind schedule due to air traffic and may cause delays. In such cases, we always try our best to reschedule the flights to and from Lukla. However, we would like to inform you about the possibility of postponements or cancellations of flights. We would like to suggest our clients to schedule 2 days extra to avoid any problems with the international flight. Upon our client's request, we can arrange a helicopter at the cost of approximately USD 500-1000 depending on the demand and capacity. It is very likely that there will be no delays but if any such case happens, we can help arrange additional activities with your extra time in Nepal.

Please Note: The Everest High Pass trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and can be fitted to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your timeframe, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you. The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although it is unlikely that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Leader Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.
 

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Trip Reviews

EBC passes trek
nike
5 - Excellent
06/10/2019

Thank you Paul and my guide/trekking partner, Subash, for making my trip an experience I will remember for the rest of my life. From start to finish, everything was so well organised, especially the communication. Paul and his team personally picked me up from the airport on a Sunday night at 2300! He also organised a driver to take me back to the airport on my last night. There was no surprises as everything was emailed to me before I arrived in KTM. We had a briefing in Paul's office the next day and met my guide, Subash. Paul ensured that I am well equipped, went through the itinerary in details and explained the Himalaya conditions that hikers might experience. During the trip, he communicated with us where there were reception, to ensure everything was OK. Paul made the entire trip so smooth. I did not do one thing. My guide, Subash, is young, positive attitude and experienced. He tough me a few tricks in trekking in high altitude and how to read the Himalaya environment. His communication with this client was excellent. Each night he went through the itinerary and trekking conditions. Thanks to his wisdom, he suggested we skip one day of acclimatisation in Gokyo to hike our last pass due to bad weather forecast. So glad we did this otherwise we will never completed the 3 Passes. Most importantly, SAFETY was always Subash's number one priority. He was always 5 metres in sight during the trek. He warned me of icy/avalanche areas, ensured I paced myself and constantly resting. Thank you Discovery World Trekking for this unique opportunity and trip of life time. Look forward to next time! Best regards Charlie

Everest High Pass Trek
Daniel
5 - Excellent
05/12/2018

From my initial fact-finding emails to Discovery World Trekking all the way to the completion of my holiday I was very impressed with DWT team -they're attentive, personable, thorough and go out of their way to ensure you have a great experience. I did the Everest Three Passes Trek and my guide Milen was fantastic and always there to assist whether on the trail or relaxing in the lodges (everyone seems to think their guide is the best but after discussing with other trekkers I knew I had a very good guide as he was flexible in adapting the itinerary to suit my preferences, extensively knew the trails and managed the ascent speed so that I safely completed the high passes without any issues with altitude). Milen also proved his worth with established contacts to ensure my flights to/from Lukla proceeded without issues. My porter Tom was 24/7 smiles and no matter how early I left on the day's trek or how fast I walked he always beat me to the overnight tea-house -and that was often leaving a few hours after I did! The benefit of this was that once I had arrived at the overnight accommodation my bag was already in my room in-case I required anything immediately. If you haven't realised already, I'd highly recommend DWT as you'll have a no fuss/worry-free organisation of your trip so that you can focus on just enjoying the mountains.

Everest High Pass Trek
Nancy
5 - Excellent
05/09/2019

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!

Everest Three Passes & EBC with Discovery World Trekking
Ray
5 - Excellent
07/09/2019

From my initial fact-finding emails to Discovery World Trekking all the way to the completion of my holiday I was very impressed with DWT team -they're attentive, personable, thorough and go out of their way to ensure you have a great experience. I did the Everest Three Passes Trek and my guide Milen was fantastic and always there to assist whether on the trail or relaxing in the lodges (everyone seems to think their guide is the best but after discussing with other trekkers I knew I had a very good guide as he was flexible in adapting the itinerary to suit my preferences, extensively knew the trails and managed the ascent speed so that I safely completed the high passes without any issues with altitude). Milen also proved his worth with established contacts to ensure my flights to/from Lukla proceeded without issues. My porter Tom was 24/7 smiles and no matter how early I left on the day's trek or how fast I walked he always beat me to the overnight tea-house -and that was often leaving a few hours after I did! The benefit of this was that once I had arrived at the overnight accommodation my bag was already in my room in-case I required anything immediately. If you haven't realised already, I'd highly recommend DWT as you'll have a no fuss/worry-free organisation of your trip so that you can focus on just enjoying the mountains.

Everest High Passes
Spell
5 - Excellent
05/08/2019

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 passes trek
Dave
5 - Excellent
01/08/2019

I recently traveled to Nepal to complete Everest base camp and the high passes trek. From start to finish Discovery World Trekking looked after us. Everything was well organized and very easy. We had issues with altitude sickness but our guide and porter took great care of us and made sure we were safe but also completed our trip. It was very affordable with comfortable accommodation. Our guide and porter were amazing, keeping our spirits high and catering to all of our needs. We are very happy we used Discovery World trekking and would not hesitate to use them again. Amazing experience!!

Wonderful
Selena
5 - Excellent
03/28/2019

We arrived as a group of 4 and began with a small missed flight! however Paul and his team rearranged everything with no worries, this made us know that we had booked with a wonderful company! We had the most fabulous guide, Dol and two amazing porters, Mon and Lukman. Unfortunately two of the group got bad altitude sickness. One was able to walk down however the other required helivac and once again Paul and his team organised everything without any extra stress to us. The whole team at Discovery World Trekking where professional and can not fault the care and organisation. Dol really went above and beyond to ensure all our needs where met and even on those extra cold nights ensured we had extra blankets! He is a true gentleman and would hope to see him again for future trips. I would highly recommend DWT to others. Thank you Paul, Dol, Mon and Lukman without you all I would not have made base camp. A really magical trip and you should all be so proud to be part of a great company.

FAQ’s

I have never trek before, can I make it to Everest High passes?

Yes, you can. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike few uphills, Discovery World Trekking will support you to the fullest to transform your dream of standing at Everest High passesinto reality.

What is the best Season for trekking Everest High passes?

Spring (March to June) and Fall (September to November) are the best seasons to trek Everest High passes. Discovery World Trekking can make arrangements if you wish to avoid the crowds in these season, DWT can make it happen in any season you want with all the safeties and fun.

How to avoid altitude sickness in Everest High passes?

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

How safe is Everest High passes?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees 3S for the clients: safety, security and satisfaction. The team members of Discovery World Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Discovery World Trekking have rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Discovery World Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.

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

The flights are usually regular between October and May. But due to high altitude, bad weather and unforeseen technical issues, you may experience a delay or cancellation of the flight. On the occurrence of such events, Discovery World Trekking charters a helicopter to make sure you are on the safe schedule either for trek or for your flight back home which would cost extra charge as an unexpected event. However, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is unable to operate helicopter facilities and Discovery World Trekking will reschedule the flight.

Do I need Travel Insurance to trek in Everest Region?

You need travel insurance prior to booking the trek which must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members, which should be provided to us before you start your trekking. Discovery World Trekking will help you to get a travel insurance for potential altitude sickness and unforeseen events due to sudden climate change.

What about the Insurance of guides and porters?

Yes, Discovery World Trekking ensures the expenses for insurance of its guides, porters and all the crews along with meals, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.

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). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination. However, the weight limit on flights to the Everest region, basically to Lukla is a total of 10 kgs and you need to pay extra amount per kg for the excess baggage. Discovery World Trekking pays upto 5 kgs of extra baggage making your total to 15 kgs.

What is the weather condition at Everest High passes?

Weather on the trail to Everest High passes is always 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 

Documents that I need to bring for trekking to Everest high passes?

You need to submit the following documents after the advance payment deposit and all the documents should be sent via Email. 

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

What are the arrangements for night stay during the trek?

For the Everest high pass trekking, you will be staying at teahouses/lodges, generally offering twin sharing room and healthy local foods. Generally, the toilets are outside the room or the house in a squat form. Hot showers/running water are available at extra cost in most of the places.

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

The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities. Along with Western meals, chapati, rice, local tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, various soups like Sherpa stew steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles and thukpa are amazing himalayan cuisines for the trekkers. Discovery World Trekking will arrange meal in special areas for its clients.

What types of liquid do I need to drink at high altitude?

Garlic soup is must while trekking. Discovery World Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon and ginger tea. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items and hot-chocolates at high altitude.

Do I need to bring medicines for trekking 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, Discovery World Trekking will facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concern to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.

Is there pick service by the Company?

You will see personal representative of Discovery World Trekking welcoming you outside the arrival lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport with your name pamphlets on her/his hand. S/he will take you to your selected hotel on private transportation conveniently.

I am a vegetarian. Am I supposed to get enough meal on my trek?

Discovery World Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Discovery World Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking offers cancellation and refund facilities. You need to visit Discovery World Trekking’s individual tour packages for more information.

What is the booking and payment method for Everest High passes trek?

You need to pay 10% in advance and rest of the amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal. We accept Credit Card, however, you will be charged extra amount as service fee by the bank. So, Discovery World Trekking recommend you to pay in Cash to enjoy the benefit of discount. Any currency is accepted.

Do I need to tip my porter and guide?

Your porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.

How is the drinking water in the trails to Everest high Passes?

Bottled water is easily available at low cost. But you can not use plastic bottles in Everest region. So, they do not sell plastic bottled mineral water. You need to drink mineral water or boiled filtre water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Discovery World Trekking also provide water purifier pills.

What is the level of trekking to Everest High Passes?

The level is more difficult than other trekking programmers. However, Discovery World Trekking tries its best to make the journey as easy, adventurous and joyful as possible.

Can I buy the gear in Nepal and sell it afterwards?

Discovery World Trekking will introduce to dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.

Is there Wi-Fi on the trek?

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

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