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Everest Three Passes Trek - 17 Days

Everest Three Passes Trek - 17 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Everest Treks
Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/Tea House during the trek
Region Everest Region
Distance 166km / 103Miles
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 17 Days
Max. Altitude Kala Patthar (5,555m)
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 DWTTK15
Activity Per Day Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and private vehicle (Transportation)
Grade Challenging

Everest 3 Passes Trek Insights

Everest Three High Passes Trek is the ultimate trek for thrill-seekers and adventurers in the Everest region. In this trek, you will not only reach the Everest Base Camp but also pass through the three highest passes in the Khumbu region – Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft), and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft).

Highlights of Everest 3 High Passes Trek

  • A scenic flight to Lukla
  • Spellbinding view of mountains from the three high passes (Kongma La, Cho La & Renjo La)
  • Famous Sherpa town in the Everest region - Namche Bazaar
  • Nepal's highest airport Syangboche
  • Stunning views from Gokyo Ri
  • One of the world's highest hotels - Everest Hotel
  • Gokyo Lakes
  • Ancient monastery in Tengboche
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • The wide range of flora and fauna
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopard, and Himalayan Thar
  • Highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4900m)
  • Amazing panoramic view from Kala Patthar (5,555m)

Benefits of Everest 3 High Passes Trek with DWT

  • Free airport pick-up to the hotel on arrival and vice versa on departure in a private vehicle
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • Frequent blood oxygen saturation monitoring using pulse oximeters in high altitudes to recognize early signs of altitude sickness. 
  • Medical kits as a precaution.
  • 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. 
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own
  • Free excess luggage storing service during the trekking period
  • 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 Three High Passes Trek Description

The Everest 3 High Passes Trek is one of the most adventurous treks in the world that takes you deep into the Everest region. You get to see what lies around Everest, how the geography elevates to give rise to the world's highest mountain.

The trekking is intense and provides a more detailed picture of the harsh terrain, cold climate, and constant human struggle in high altitudes.

Needless to say that Everest does not rise alone. In fact, several high mountains lie around the Everest vicinity - including Lhotse (8,516m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Makalu (8,516m).

Everest Three High Passes Trek takes place in the Sagarmatha National Park region. Sagarmatha National Park covers an area of 1148 sq. Km.

This national park is home to 118 bird species, rare mammals like musk deer, snow leopard, red panda, and Himalayan black bear. The vegetation of this region is dwarf-sized, and plants stop growing at altitudes above 5,750m.

Your 17 days Everest High Pass Trek begins with a breathtaking 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m).

After the flight, you will be trekking to Phakding (2,610m), where we will be spending the night. The following morning, after crossing several suspension bridges over the fast-flowing white rivers, we will reach Namche Bazaar (3,440m).

Namche Bazaar is a perfect place for us to acclimate and is full of shops, restaurants, and internet cafes. We will also visit nearby monasteries, the chief among them is Khumjung Monastery. If you want to see the traditional Sherpa settlement, you can trek for an hour. While acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar, you also get a chance to get the first glances of Mt. Everest by hiking up to Everest View Hotel.

After a rest day at Namche, we continue our Three High Passes Trek by heading to Thame (3,750m). This is where our path separates from classic Everest Base Camp Trek, which continues to Tengboche. We follow the Bhote Koshi River to reach Thame. There is a small hydroelectric plant that comes before Thame. 

We wake up at Thame and brace for another day of trek towards Lungden (4,500m). The paths are quite challenging, and you need to trek for about six hours to reach Lungden, where we will spend our night.

The next day will be exciting as well. We will leave Lungden behind and head for the Gokyo Lakes region. Somewhere in between Lungden and Gokyo lies Renjo La Pass (54,35m), the first among the three major passes we will cross. From Renjo La Pass, you can see amazing views of the Gokyo Lake system and many Himalayan Peaks - including Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Ama Dablam (6,812m). We will stay at Gokyo for the night and spend the following day acclimatizing. 

As we acclimatize in Gokyo, we will go to Gokyo Ri (5,483m) from where you can see four among the six highest mountains in the world - Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,485m), and Cho Oyu (8,188m). The scenes from the Gokyo Ri are probably the best in the Everest Region, and the sights are mind-blowing. 

Next, we will continue our journey from Gokyo to Thagnak (4,700m), crossing Ngozumpa Glacier on the way. From the trails, in addition to awesome Himalayan terrains, you will also get a chance to see yak pastures, or if you are lucky yaks grazing on them.

The next day's destination is Dzongla (4,855m), and on the way lies Cho La Pass (5,420m). You will be walking through the Chola Pass, and it is the second major pass in this trek. This pass connects the Gokyo region and Everest region and serves as an Everest Viewpoint.

By crossing Cho La Pass, you have entered the Everest Region, and we will be heading towards Everest Base Camp, but we have to stop in two places - Lobuche (4,910m) and Gorak Shep (5,185m). 

As we move forward from Dzongla to Lobuche, you will get to see the memorial statues of travelers who succumbed to the harsh conditions in this region.

The eleventh day of the trek is going to be extraordinary; you will wake up at Lobuche (4,930m) and head to Gorak Shep (5,185m). 

You will have to walk for about eight hours to reach Gorak Shep, where you will leave your belongings and climb to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). It is a huge achievement. Despite the harsh terrain, high altitude, and challenging climate, you succeeded in reaching the Everest Base Camp. We do appreciate your effort and determination. 

After spending time on EBC, we will descend to Gorak Shep and spend the night there. The following morning we will wake up at Gorak Shep and trek to Kala Patthar (5,555m), from where we can catch the heavenly sight of dawn breaking on Mt. Everest. We will soak in the incredible scenery and get back to Gorak Shep and descend to Lobuche to spend the night.

The following morning we will wake up at Lobuche and head to Chhukung (4,730m), and in between lies Kongma La Pass (5,535m) - the last of our three major passes. It is also the highest pass among the three passes and is challenging but remember that the more challenging a trek is - the more rewards you will be reaping. We will be spending the night at Chhukung for that day.

On our fourteenth day, we leave Chhukung behind and head to Tengboche (3,855m) and pass Dingboche and Pangboche on the way. From the trails, you get to see cultivated lands, surrounded by stones, so that the crops are safe from cold winds and wild animals. The path allows you to see some of the spectacular scenes of Amadablam (6856m), Everest (8848 m), Nuptse (7861m), and Lhotse (8501m). We will not forget to visit the famous Tengboche monastery as well.

Our trek is coming to an end, and the next day's trek will take us back to Namche Bazaar. The way is uneven and passes through dense forest, and if you are lucky, you will get a chance to see Himalayan pheasants, musk deer, mountain goats, or even snow leopards. We will be spending our night at Namche Bazaar.

On the last day of Everest Three High Passes Trek trails, we will be heading from Namche to Lukla. We return down to Dudh Koshi Valley, cross Hillary Suspension Bridge, and trek for about seven hours to reach Lukla. We will be staying in Lukla for the night. Your Everest Three High Passes Trek in the Everest region is almost over, and you are just a night away from returning to Kathmandu.

On your seventeenth day, in the morning, you will board a plane back to Kathmandu. You will have left the Everest region behind with fresh memories, new experiences, and perhaps a new way of thinking.

We strongly advise all our valuable clients to arrive in Kathmandu one day early (from your trip departure date), before 3 pm, 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 you allocate one or two days extra for the trip, in case, flights from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu get delayed due to bad weather.

Everest Three High 3 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
    Flight Hours 40 Minutes
    Highest Altitude 2650m / 8562ft
    Trek Duration 3 hours

    Our Everest 3 Passes Trek begins with a 40-minute domestic flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Lukla. This scenic flight  provides you with amazing views of Langtang and the Annapurna Himalayan range.

    At first, we will climb down from Lukla to the Thado Koshi River and cross a few suspension bridges before reaching Phakding. The trek will be short and enjoyable as we will also be acclimatizing. In Phakding, we will not miss our chance to visit 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 hrs

    We will begin early in the morning at Phakding and move north along the banks of Dudh Koshi River, passing many suspension bridges -including Hillary Suspension Bridge.

    Our path also takes us through Monjo Village, deep forests, and rocky trails to Sagarmatha National Park Check Post, where we will register our permits and climb up into the forest. From this forest, you will see Mt. Everest for the first time. However, we will continue the trek until we reach Namche Bazaar - the destination for the day. 

    • 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

    Today will be an acclimatization day at Namche. We recommend you to explore Namche Bazaar. This town contains numerous Wi-Fi-linked cafes, restaurants, souvenirs, and gear shops. There are other options - visit the Sagarmatha National Park visitor center, traditional Sherpa settlements, Hillary School, Khumjung monastery, Dingboche Airport, and Everest Hotel. 

    • 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

    We leave Namche Bazaar and head to Thame following Bhote Koshi and past the pine and rhododendron forests. On the way, you will also get to see the mud-plastered stupa at Phurte. As you move ahead you will come to Thamo and Thamo Gompa, and from here the path drops steeply to Khumbu Hydroelectric Plant, ultimately leading to the Thame, which lies at the end of Khumbu Valley. 

    Thame is home to many famous Sherpa mountaineers, including Apa Sherpa, who holds the world record for summiting Everest 21 times. It is also a childhood home of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, one of the first men to climb Mt Everest. The other person is Edmund Hillary. 

    • Overnight stay at Thame View Guest House
    • 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

    This day you will be walking around the villages while enjoying the views of the landscape, vegetation, and mountains. During sparkling mornings light-painted rocks, lichens, yaks, and snow-capped peaks look surreally vivid. The last village in the valley is Taranga, but we continue the hike through Marulung (4200m) village and finally to Lungden, the destination for this day. In our spare time, we can visit Nakpa Valley that used to be the old trade route to Tibet. Additionally, we can hike to Cho Relmo Lake as well.

    • 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

    It will be one of the most exciting days for you as you will be walking through the first pass in the route - Renjola Pass. We leave Lungden behind to continue our journey forward to the Gokyo Lakes region, depending on the season, you will be able to observe different human activities like yak herding. 

    Once you reach the Renjo La Pass, you will be able to see the majestic views of high peaks like Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m). You will also see the third major Gokyo Lake (among five) - Dudh Pokhari, and the Gokyo village lies alongside this lake. The path then descends and lets you enter the Gokyo Valley, but you need to be careful because the trail might be icy. 

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

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 1.5 km / o.9 miles
    Highest Altitude 5,400 m/ 17,814ft
    Trek Duration 1 & ½ hrs

    Acclimatization provides us time to climb the Gokyo Ri Viewpoint from where you can see the mesmerizing views of the Everest region - including Thonak Tsho Lake and the Ngozuma Tsho Lake. 

    Three kilometers north of Gokyo lies Ngozumpa Tsho glacier (5,000m), and within five minutes walk lies Scoundrel's Viewpoint. From here, you get fantastic views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu.

    On the north of the fifth Gokyo Lake, you can see astonishing views of the Cho Oyu Base Camp and the Ngozumpa Glacier - the longest glacier in the Himalayas. 

    • 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

    We will be back on our trek on this day, walking past the Ngozumpa Glacier, but the trail is rocky and passes through several ups and downs. We will be walking down the valley on the eastern glacial moraine as the scenery becomes stunning and inspiring for you to move forward. Eventually, we arrive at the collection of lodges known as Thangnak. This place lies in a serene setting optimally placed for Cho-La high pass crossing.

    • 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

    There are some more challenging treks to cover today as we will be trekking on rocky trails and the glacial moraines - eventually reaching Dzongla. However, the exciting part is - you will be crossing Cho La Pass (5420m / 17,783ft) that connects Dzongla and Thagnak. This pass provides spectacular views of Everest and the other Himalayas. After enjoying the views from there, you will be descending to Dzongla 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 8.36km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 4,910m / 16,175ft
    Trek Duration 4 hrs

    After spending the night at Dzongla, we will wake up the following day and continue our trek. Today's destination will be Lobuche. At Lobuche, we will rejoin the classical Everest Base Camp Trek. But first, we start the day by following the moraine and descending alongside Chola Lake. As we proceed, we will be seeing memorial statues of the climbers who passed away in this region. The hike to Lobuche should be very enjoyable. We will just follow the trails of Imja Khola Valley to reach Lobuche. 

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

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

    Finally, on your eleventh day, you will reach Everest Base Camp. The trek begins by trekking through the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier until we arrive at Gorak Shep. 

    We will leave our belongings at Gorak Shep and climb up north to Everest Base Camp. The camp itself forms the base for mountaineers ascending or descending the Everest mountain. 

    Reaching Everest Base Camp (EBC) is not easy, and by reaching EBC, you have shown how determined you are. In a way, it is a victory over yourself -a triumph of determination, a positive attitude, and perseverance. We will stay on EBC for some time soaking in the magnificent views that only a few on earth ever will. After clicking several pictures, we will descend to Gorak Shep, where we will stay for the night.

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

    Hike to Kala Patthar Viewpoint (5,555m / 18,208ft), trek to Lobuche (4,910m / 16,175ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 5km / 3.10miles
    Highest Altitude 5,555m / 18,208ft
    Trek Duration 3 hours

    You were at Everest Base Camp the previous day, but despite reaching EBC, you couldn't really see Mt. Everest. So this day provides you the chance to see Mt. Everest up-close and in all glory.

    To catch the dawn breaking at Everest, we wake up early in the morning and hike to Kala Patthar (5,555m) - the famous Everest View Point. We will stay at Kala Patthar for some time, enjoy the sunrise over Mt. Everest and then descend to Gorak Shep for breakfast. After having breakfast, we will hike back to Lobuche, the destination for this day.

    • Overnight stay at Mother Earth House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day 13

    Trek from Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft) to Chhukung (4,730m / 15,580ft) via Kongma La Pass (5,535m / 18,159ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 10.5km /6.5miles
    Highest Altitude 5,535m / 18,159ft
    Trek Duration 7-8 hrs

    Today, you will be crossing the final among the three passes that lie on your trail. This pass is considered the most difficult among these three passes. The trek starts from Lobuche. The ascend to Kongma La Pass is easy with the path dotted with frozen lakes, and a mummy-wrapped crane marks this pass. From the pass, you can see Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Baruntse, and Ana Dablam.

    We descend from the Kongma La pass to the eastern side of Nigyang Khola Valley and into the Chukhung Village. Sherpas use this area as a yak pasture, but there is no permanent habitation. Recently, this region has gained popularity as a trekking peak, and the trekkers often use Chhukhung for acclimatization purposes.

    • Overnight stay at the best possible lodge/hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  14. day 14

    Trek from Chhukung (4,730m / 15,580ft) to Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12.9km / 8miles
    Highest Altitude 4,730m / 15,580ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    We descend the Imja Khola valley, trek through the village of Dingboche, famous for its stone-walled potatoes fields, alpine pastures, and continue forward. On the way, you will also see Kharkas (highland sheds) at Tsura, Orsho, and Shomare. 

    As we continue our hike, we will reach Pangboche Village - the place for year-round settlement in the valley, and then to Tengboche. From the Tengboche viewpoint, you can see awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), Everest (8848 m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m). We will also be visiting Tengboche Gompa - the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region.

    • Overnight stay at Paradise lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  15. day 15

    Trek from Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 5.9km / 3.6miles
    Highest Altitude 3,855m / 12,850ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    The trail to Namche Bazaar takes us through forests inhabited by highland wildlife like pheasants, musk deer, mountain goats, or even snow leopards. We will be climbing on the steep slopes around which lie chortens and prayer flags. From the path, you can enjoy the view of the tip of Everest and the backside of Lhotse. 

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House, room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  16. day 16

    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

    Our final day of trekking will lead us back to Lukla. After breakfast, we will be hiking down a steep trail that descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge. However, we continue walking through several local villages in the Dudh Koshi River Valley until we reach Lukla. It is your sixteenth day of trekking, and your trekking is almost over. We hope you enjoyed the whole trek thoroughly.

    • Overnight stay at Comfort Inn, room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  17. day 17

    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, we will be flying back to Kathmandu in the early morning on our seventh day of the trek. Your 40-minute flight back to Kathmandu will indeed be a relaxing one, and you most probably will be looking back at the time spent during the trek. 

    Discovery World Trekking will be organizing a farewell dinner on this day.

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

What is Included?

  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) tickets and airport departure taxes
  • Total 16 nights (Five nights at Lukla, Phakding and Namche(3N), rooms with a private attached bathroom, Eleven nights standard rooms at Thame, Lungden, Gokyo (2 N), Dzongla, Lobuche (2 N), Chhukung, Gorak Shep, Thangnak, Pheriche.
  • All standard meals (17 lunches, 16 dinners, and 17 breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government licensed, English Speaking, experienced Discovery World Trekking trek leader (12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porters for trekkers luggage. One porter for two trekkers. 18kg maximum weight limit for a porter. One trekker luggage limit - 9kg.
  • Guides and porters coverage - meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and necessary equipment
  • 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
  • Souvenirs - Discovery World Trekking t-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking certificate of appreciation after a 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 Tribhuvan International 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 the 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 (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by things beyond the company's control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "What is included?"

Official Everest 3 Passes Trek Map

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Equipment list for Everest 3 High Passes Trek

Here is the complete list of items you will require during the trek. We advise you to only carry the essentials because your luggage limit is capped to 9 kg. However, we can arrange porters in case you require to carry more than 9 kg.


  • 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


  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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

Everest Three High Passes Trek Cost, Difficulty, Accomodation, Insurance & Best Time

Safety precautions for Everest High 3 Passes Trek

Everest 3 Passes Trek is one of the most adventurous treks in the world, making it one of the most self-gratifying. This trek is very famous among thrill-seekers, mountaineers, and rock climbers.

The trails are challenging, but Discovery World Trekking makes sure that the trek is safe, secure, and comfortable. 

Our guides have Intensive wilderness First Aid training

  • Trek leaders and guides are well-experienced and can address all situations
  • We use high-quality masks, gloves, and sanitizers for everyday use 
  • Encouragement and motivation throughout the trek
  • Food & accommodation are monitored for hygiene.

Everest High 3 Passes trek in Nepal

You will arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport and stay at your hotel.  Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu are excluded from the package. Early in the morning,  on your trip departure date, you will take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Your trip package covers Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flights.

Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu Flights are included in package.

We will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport

We provide free airport transfer from the airport to a hotel during arrival and vice-versa during departure for our clients taking part in Everest 3 passes trek. Our representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport, holding a pamphlet with your name on it. As a welcome gesture, they will either present you with a Khada or a marigold garland. Then, they will take you to your hotel in a private vehicle.

Accommodation Details During The Trek

The Everest three passes trek is 17 days long hike with 16-night stays at the best possible lodges in the Everest region. 

You will be staying five nights at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche (3N) in rooms with a private attached bathroom and eleven nights in standard rooms at Thame, Lungden, Gokyo (2 N), Dzongla, Lobuche (2 N), Chhukung, Gorak Shep, Thangnak, Pheriche (twin sharing).

You may require two nights hotel stay before and after the trek, but it is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and tastes. 

Hot showers, Wi-Fi connections during the trek are available for extra costs.

Meals During Everest High 3 Passes Trek

Everest 3 High Passes Trek takes place at high elevations, which means your body needs enough nutrition, and we ensure that you get enough nutritious food.  

We will provide  17 breakfasts, 17 lunches, and 16 dinners during the trek.

Seventeen 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 (Omelets) Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits and Vegetables, Hot Drinks - varieties of Teas, Coffees, Hot Chocolates, etc.

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

Sixteen dinners -Dal (lentils), Bhat (Rice) & Tarkari (Curry), Tibetan Bread, Various Soup Items, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni Dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potato Items, Vegetables, Salads, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks, Papad, Prawn, Korean Raman, Dessert Items (Rice Pudding, Apple Pie), Steaks are available on the menu.

We hand-select the lodges for fresh, hygienic, tasty, and nutritious food. The menu consists of traditional, Asian, and western cuisine, but as we climb up, the menu becomes shorter. We highly recommend you take lots of liquids - green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup(must). Similarly, we advise you to eat fresh vegetables.

Though plenty of non-veg items are available in the trek regions, we do not recommend them because the meat in these regions may not be hygienic. We also encourage you to avoid dairy items, alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates.

All personal bills (Alcoholic Drinks, 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 to Trek Everest 3 High Passes

The weather is the most decisive factor for a successful Everest Base Camp trek through three high passes. 

Though you can get a live forecast of the Everest Region here, we cannot be sure. However, locals and adventurers trek to Everest Base Camp throughout the year, but trekking is easy in certain seasons - mainly Spring and Autumn when the skies are clear and there is no rain. The magic of the clear azure sky allows you to enjoy the most spectacular vistas without fighting the cold during Spring and Autumn.

The trek gets challenging during winters and monsoon, but some trekkers are attracted to these challenges. Discovery World Trekking conducts 3 high passes treks throughout the year.

January to February

It is the coldest season - especially from early January to February, with heavy snowfall and cold temperatures, mainly at night. If you are allergic to colds, we advise you not to trek during these months.

Temperature: 15°C to -15°C

March to April

This is one of the best seasons for the Everest 3 High Passes Trek. During this time, you can see the stunning views of Himalayan ranges and glaciers. The Spring Season begins in March, the weather warms up, and suddenly the dormant flora and fauna become active. It is a busy trekking season.

Temperature: 18 °C to -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 mid-August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.

25°C to -5 °C

July to August

The rainfall hits its peak during this time at altitudes below 3500 meters. There are chances that the flights from and to Lukla may get canceled during this time. However, during this period, you will still find trekkers on the trails, and the rainfall provides spectacular views of the waterfall. The Everest 3 High Passes Trek gets a bit difficult but not impossible.

DWT conducts trek in this season too.

Temperature: 27°C to 5°C

September to October

This is also one of the perfect seasons for Everest 3 High Passes Trek. As the monsoon slowly ends, clear skies appear, and a favorable trekking climate sets in. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the daytime and falls to 5 degrees at night. If you are looking for an easy Everest 3 high passes trek, this is the season for you.

During these months, Hindus celebrate their biggest festivals, which allows you to immerse yourself in the festive environment. 

Temperature: 20°C to 5°C

November to December

As winter slowly sets in, snowfalls begin in the Himalayas region, and it eventually gets tough to trek. Nights get very cold. But still, November is a busy season as trekkers take advantage of clear skies and sparkling days that allow amazing views of humongous mountains.

 From December, the temperature starts to get cold, and heavy snowfall starts. 

Temperature:  18°C to -10°C

Please note: The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable, and the temperature may change quickly.

Acclimatization During 3 High Passes Trek

Altitude sickness is common to trekkers who try to rush their way to the Everest Base Camp. Therefore, we will be acclimatizing in two places - Namche and Gokyo. 

Your health and safety are important to us, and we will take care of you like a family member. Altitude sickness may require immediate treatment.

If you are seriously affected, the only remedy is to descend immediately. In such cases, your group leader has the authority to decide whether to continue to trek forward or descend immediately. 

Trip Grade: Fitness Level, and Health

The Everest Three High Passes Trek is challenging but rewarding. The hiking will last from 5 to 7 hours a day, depending upon the destination, and we will be taking regular breaks to admire the mountain views.

The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents, and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and forests. So, the fitter you are, the more comfortable and enjoyable the journey will be.

If you have experience or enjoy trekking, this may be an advantage for you but not required. We do not recommend this trek to those who suffer from serious medical conditions like heart or lung diseases.

Trekking in Group/Single

We organize groups as well as private treks. Group discounts are available based on your team size. The bigger your team is, the more discount you will get. Please view our price list for details. Just click on the - We offer group discount -on your right.

However, if Discovery World Trekking assembles the group, you will not be eligible for discounts.  We can handle all group sizes. Your group will consist of a group leader, a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or more.

A typical day on Everest 3 passes trek

Almost daily, you will experience trekking on the fantastic trails, explore new places, enjoy the sceneries, take pictures, and see traditional settlements.

Throughout your trek, our experienced and friendly Sherpa guides will accompany you. They will share information and historical facts about the places you will be visiting. 

The porters will carry your luggage. We recommend you to carry a small bag for your valuables and important documents.

The day starts with an early breakfast. Then we will pack our bags and set off on that day’s trek at around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on trek duration and nature. After trekking for three to four hours, you will have lunch, rest for about an hour, and continue the trek.  

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, then explore nearby places.

You will have dinner between 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner, you can indulge in friendly conversations with your team members. Your expedition leader/guide will brief you about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, and before going to bed, you have time to enjoy onboard games like monopoly, and cards, or watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most foreigners choose to learn some common Nepali words. 

Communication during the Everest 3 High Passes Trek

On the Everest 3 High Pass Trek, you can use the internet in the lodges we will be staying in for a small charge. However, at high altitudes, we use phones for safety purposes. 

Discovery World Trekking will be in contact with all the trekking teams through trek leaders at least once a day. Depending on the network, you might get phone signals, but they may not be strong enough. However, you have the option to buy a local sim card in Kathmandu. 

You can use Wi-Fi in the lodges/hotels you will be staying in for a small charge.

Extra personal expenses during the Everest 3 High Passes Trek

Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves. Kathmandu has all kinds of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) that you can book easily online.

 All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money to cover meals and accommodation costs in Kathmandu, visa fees, and travel insurance policy purchases. While on the trek, you will require money for beverages, snacks, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, souvenirs, and tipping crew. 

We recommend bringing cash (dollars), which you can change to Rupees in Kathmandu. The trekking regions only honor Nepali Rupees.

Electricity for recharge, water on the trek

Throughout the Everest region lodges, you can recharge your camera and mobile. However, you need to pay for the service.

You can either buy packed mineral water from local lodges and en-route shops or fill your bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. DWT provides water purification pills if you need them.

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

Travel insurance for Everest 3 Passes Trek

3 Passes Everest Trek in Nepal is quite challenging as it entails the risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness, and other unforeseen events - including sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance forms a part of our booking condition for The Everest 3 High Pass Trek. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy to Discovery World Trekking. 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 based on our previous clients' experiences, but we do not sell insurance policies. 

We request our clients to send their detailed insurance information once they book the trekking. In case of emergencies, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. It will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please ensure that your insurance policy includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue services at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Before buying travel insurance, make sure you call them and recheck if they have helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 6000m. Do not just believe what insurance companies have on their website

Nepal Tourist Visa Info

All foreigners, except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival Visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport. 

The visa application will require a passport valid for at least six months and a passport-size photo. The current visa fee is USD 50 for 30 days, which you need to pay on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Chinese and SAARC citizens will receive a free visa. Citizens from some countries - including Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan, may not receive an arrival visa. So citizens from these countries will have to contact their local Nepalese embassy.

You can find more information about visas at

Money Exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.120 NPR)

You can exchange most major foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. 

Legal money exchanges display their ongoing exchange rate visibly for the public. 
Please be aware that you can only use INR (Indian Rupees) 100 and INR 2000 notes in Nepal.

Discovery World Trekking prefers cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and a high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel, itself. Many ATMs are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you use your foreign card.

If you use banks or financial institutions for money exchange, they will charge a service fee of about 4% or more.

The trekking regions have no banks and money exchange services, so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu -depending on how much personal expense you require. In the Himalayan regions, people only accept Nepalese currency.

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

How Much Luggage can I take during Everest High 3 Passes Trek?

The weight limit is 9 kg per trekker. One porter will carry two trekkers' luggage. We do not allow our porters to carry more than 18 kg. If you want to bring more luggage, we can arrange an extra porter. We expect trekkers to carry a regular backpack for their valuables and essential documents. You can store excess luggage at the Discovery World Trekking store for free.

We will recheck gear, equipment, and essentials, before starting the trek.

Responsible Everest 3 Passes Trek

We are aware of the consequences of traveling in remote regions. Hence, we ensure that our actions do not hurt the environment needlessly. We have been partnering with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-friendly trips so that it is in the best interest of both the travelers and the locals.

Discovery World Trekking Hiking Team

During your Everest 3 Passes Trek, our well-experienced guides/Sherpas will be by your side ensuring that your journey is comfortable and enjoyable. All of our guides are well trained licensed, and they have spent years trekking/climbing peaks all over the world. 

Our crew members are local people born and raised in the high Himalayas, and their physical endurance is phenomenal. Each staff member is valuable for us, and we take proper care of them. It includes providing them good pay, adequate insurance, gear, equipment, accommodation, and food. They also receive medical care if ill or injured.

We make sure that each team member is happy as we believe that only a happy person can make others happy.

Our team members have: 

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Government -Authorized Trekking Guide Training Certificate
  • Fluency in English and a major language
  • Conservation and biodiversity Training
  • Rock climbing Training

Tipping in Nepal

Tipping is at travelers' discretion and should be based on the quality of service provided. Nepali culture accepts tips as a way to show gratitude. We recommend you to give tips at the end of the trip and collectively as a group.

Safe Booking Payment Gateway

Discovery World Trekking is a government-registered, bonded trek and tour operating company in Nepal. We are also members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Hence, you can book trek packages with us confidently. 

We require a 10% payment in advance while booking. After booking, you need to send us other necessary documentation such as passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight details within a week from the booking date. 

You can pay the 10% booking advance by bank transfer, western union, or online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip cost can be paid in cash or by bank transfer or credit card when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we also forward payment details in your email.

Last-minute booking on Everest high 3 passes trek

It is best to book in advance, but for those who are unable to do so, Discovery World Trekking provides a last-minute booking facility. For this, you need to pay 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the trip departure.

We do our best to operate a trek at any time, but in case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for delays due to events beyond our control, such as the weather, availability of lodging.

For more information, call us at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us [email protected] .

Trip extension

After completing your trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. You can use your free time exploring Kathmandu and nearby places. There are other options - Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, and canoeing.


After completing the Everest 3 High Passes Trek, Discovery World Trekking will organize a farewell dinner. After dinner, we will present you with a trek completion certificate, and you will also get a chance to give us feedback.

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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

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

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

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

the most rewarding experience in our life

Mr. Jordan & Team - US

it's an Amazing Experience

Mr.Ashish & Team - US

Wow, Everest Base Camp - Discovery World Trekking

Mr.Claudiu & Cristina - RO

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 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

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

Craig,Teresa & Phillips family - US

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

Mr, Gerg & Ms, Jayde - AU

Mt Everest Trek Experience - Discovery World Trekking

Mr. Jerome & Ms.Liana - 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 3 Passes Trek Company Review

Discovery World Trekking

Best trekking experience ever...Everest High Pass Trekking

Chris Bullen
5 - Excellent

In August 2013 Paul at Discovery World Trekking organised my trek to Everest high pass trekking . From the start he was so professional and nothing was too big of a problem. He explained everything to me and although he was organising the trek i still felt like I was in control and had an active roll. He matched me up with a guide that was perfect for me and during the trek always kept in contact to make sure things were ok. My guide Harry was a really great guy and a lot of fun. It felt more like I was trekking with a friend. Overall the whole experience made my dream of visiting Everest high pass trekking and absolutely amazing experience. I can definitely recommend Paul and the team for their friendly professional and caring approach. They will get you to your goal. Thanks guys That was a once in a lifetime experience.

Great Company!

5 - Excellent

I had a really great experience with DWT! Paul was very responsive to all my emails before the trek and also went through the whole itinerary once I got there. My luggage got lost on the way to Nepal, so Paul was very helpful in helping to track it while I was on the trek and even waited at the airport to pick it up when it arrived! The staff also were very helpful and flexible with pushing back the itinerary when my flight was delayed. A very professional company and would really recommend them/use them in the future.

Everest High Passes Trek

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.


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.

What is the best Season for trekking Everest High 3 passes?

Spring (March to June) and Fall (September to November) are the best seasons to trek Everest High passes. However, Discovery World Trekking conducts Everest 3 High Passes Trek throughout the year.

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. 

Do I need to bring medicines for trekking to Everest High 3 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.

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.

How long do I need to walk per day during my trek/climbing?

The hiking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.

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. 

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