Everest High passes trekking route is another most famous adventurous trekking route of Everest region popular among adventure seekers worldwide. Everest High Passes Trek is also known as Everest three passes trek. Everest High Passes Trek starts from Lukla and then departs from EBC route and Gokyo route from Namche Bazar following the Bhote Koshi river valley on its right until Thame, another popular village of the region. Thame is popular for an old monastery. Thame is also known as the birth place of mountaineers. From here the route ascends gradually to Lungdi for 4/5 hours. Another day crossing the Renjo La Pass [5,300m / 17,388ft.], you will have a very good view to Mt. Everest including other peaks like Makalu, Cholatse, Tabuche, Lobuche, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Thamserku etc. After crossing the pass, you may need to walk around 3 hours all the way down to reach Gokyo Valley [4,750M / 15,583FT]. No doubt that all these passes and amazing snowy mountains will make your Everest High Passes Trekking / Everest 3 Passes Trek a lifetime experience. Everest High Passes Trek has stunning attractions for a visitor such as Gokyo Lakes, Everest Base Camp, Kong Ma La Pass, Cho La Pass etc. Gokyo Valley is popular for 5 beautiful lakes and the popular view point of Everest region called Gokyo RI [5,386m / 17,670ft]. This place is also widely known for bird watching. Tibetan Pheasant is common bird to see there. From here we will prepare to cross another pass called Cho La [5,360m / 17,585ft]. Chola pass also give you very beautiful chances of viewing the white snowcapped towering mountains of Nepal. This pass is one of the adventurous passes of Nepal. You will reach Everest Base Camp in 2 days after crossing Chola Pass. Exploring Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar you will get prepared for Kongma La Pass [5,535m / 18,159ft]. Kongma La pass also offers you numbers of attractive viewing of the Himalayan snowcapped mountains of Nepal. Basically, a person who is adventurous and looking for more attractive and strengthen trekking route, this route is ideal.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Preparation of the trip, explore the town
Day 03: Fly to Lukla [2,850M / 9,350FT], trek to Phakding [2,650M / 8694FT]
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440M / 11286FT]
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, explore around
Day 06: Trek to Thame [3,800M / 12,467FT]
Day 07: Trek to Lungdi [4,200M / 13,779FT]
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake [4,750M / 15,583FT] via Renjo La Pass [5,300m / 17,388FT]
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI [5,400M / 17,716], rest day in Gokyo
Day 10: Trek to Thaknak [4,750M / 15,583FT]
Day 11: Trek to Dzongla [4750m / 15,583FT] via Chola Pass [5,350M / 17,552FT]
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche [4,900M / 16,076FT]
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep [5,130M / 16,830FT], hike to Everest Base Camp [5,316M / 17,440FT] and return back to Gorakshep
Day 14: Hike to Kalapatthar [5,545M / 18,192FT] in the morning, trek back to Lobuche [4,900M / 16,076FT]
Day 15: Trek to Chhukung via Kongma La Pass [5,535M / 18,159FT]
Day 16: Hike to Chukung RI [5,400m / 17,716FT] and trek to Pangboche
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440M / 11286FT]
Day 18: Trek to Phakding [2,650M / 8694FT]
Day 19: Trek to Lukla [2,850M / 9,350FT]
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 21: Departure or extend your trip
- Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle including before and after the trek
- Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary / with complimentary breakfast
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flights including for the guide
- Domestic airport taxes where applicable
- All required trekking permits and necessary paper works
- Meals on full board during the trek [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with hot drinks]
- Accommodation in tea houses during the trek
- Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
- Strong porters [1 porter shared between 2 paying people] with porter salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
- Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map, Ambition Himalaya T-shirt and Duffel Bag [Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag have to be returned after completing the trek]
- First aid medications / medicines with the guide
- Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges
- Complementary welcome dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepali restaurant
- Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide
- International Airfares, Visa Fees, Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
- Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, hot shower, telephone bills, laundry
- Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charges
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara [Meals not included also in the cases of early returns from the trips]
- Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival, flight delays, natural disasters etc.]
- Tips / Gratitude for Guides and Porters
- Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking
Guarantee of Price: Once we confirm your booking with us, we guarantee that your prices won’t get changed. By choosing to travel with Ambition Himalaya you are choosing to travel with confidence. Either you book a month advance or a year advance we won't change the prices once you confirm the trip.
Pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu: We will have a short meeting with you before starting your trip. Normally, we held this meeting before starting your trip with us or most of the time we start this trek on the first evening of your arrival. You will be introduced your trek guide and you can talk with him about your adventure trek, any questions regarding the trip, about his experiences, qualifications or any other things. That means you will have opportunity to talk face to face regarding your trip. He may give you short briefing about your trips.
Meals in Kathmandu and on the Trek: In Kathmandu your breakfast is included in the program cost. Lunch and dinners or any other meals are not included. We will provide meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] during the trek. You will be given a simple menu to choose your foods. The menu is offered by the hotels or lodges. You will have options to choose Nepalese, Chinese, Italian or continental foods from the menu. Each day, you will have dinner and breakfast in the same tea house / lodge the lunch can be in different lodges. Regarding the welcome and farewell dinner, we will provide your typical Nepalese restaurant either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara.
Accommodation Facilities: We always want our clients to have best experiences in Nepal. We will accommodate you in 3 or 4 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara most of the time. However depending on your interest and payment we can accommodation you in non-star hotels too. Please read the pricing on the email that we will send you after your inquiry. Regarding the accommodation on the treks, you will get accommodation in cozy tea houses / lodges. We give priority for hygiene, standards of the services, location etc. During the trek, your guide will take you in nice lodges where you might have chances to experience typical Nepalese style and you will be offered hygienic foods. Our accommodations are based in twin sharing facility and if there are difficulties in twin sharing we will provide you extra room without any supplementary charges. But we recommend you to tell us if you have any accommodation preferences before booking the trip. Trekking is done generally in the remote parts of Nepal with very basic facilities. Sometimes, due to large volumes of people in a particular place and the lack of lodges / rooms you might need to share with other people too. Sharing rooms with other people do not happen all the time, but it should be understood before departing for the treks.
Toilet and Bathroom Facilities: In Kathmandu you will have private toilets and bathrooms but regarding the trek in the remote area, you will have common toilets. If there is availability of private toilets, then your guide will give your rooms with private toilets and bathrooms.
Experience and Fitness for the Trek: Generally, a healthy person who has strong desire of adventure can do adventure travel with us. We suggest you to be well prepared physically and mentally to cooperate with us. We recommend you to say us any kind of previous and current health problems that you have faced or facing on the time of booking your trip with us. That will make us to take decision on your adventure that you are fit enough to experience adventure or not. On something wrong, and if you need medical treatment and rescue then it’s your responsibility to pay the expenses and Ambition Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. or any staffs of our company will not be responsible for that. We also recommend you to consult with your doctor before starting your travel. We reserve the rights to check your medical checkup certificates if required. Trekking is done on high altitude area. Because of that we suggest you to talk with your guide for any kind of new difficulties or health problem you face. Your guide is trained so he might give your required suggestions or medicines for the betterment of your health.
Our leaders, guides, Sherpa and helpers: We work with permanent trekking crews. Our leaders and guides are compulsorily trained and licensed from the government of Nepal. We always provide you permanent and experienced crews for your any trip in Nepal. We promise that we will always send perfect staffs for your adventure trips in Nepal. We have permanent local staffs working with us who are the backbone of their particular society. Our guides / leaders have good capacity to speak English language. They will give you chances to practice some of our local greeting which can add your more pleasure on your adventure travel with us. Our guides and porters are experienced in the routes, practices local cultures and have great respect of local community. We would also like to tell you that as our guides and helpers will provide you high respect as if you also reply them the same kind of respect it would be great on your trip.
Rescue and Medical Insurances: It’s very common to travel with travel insurance now days. However, we recommend all out guests to have a good travel insurance policy with air rescue and treatment coverage. It’s not required but it is highly recommended for your safely and security. We suggest you to take care of your insurance policy that it fully covers the above mentioned parts or not even there might be some exceptions for adventure travelers. When you travel with Ambition Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. you need to show proof of your insurance policy on request by Ambition Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. If you do not have any insurance policy then you can buy one online after you come to Nepal too. You can view some good insurance companies in our rescue and insurance page.
Here is the list of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. Depending on the trekking route, days, season etc. these gear list can be different. Please consider with us before starting your journey. Some of these items are not compulsory and optional. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.
Head: Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses [real ones, with true UV protection]
Lower Body: Under Garments, Comfortable hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants [seasonal], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell pants
Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, Warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Sandals [flip-flops for use after a day trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom], Gaiters [For high altitude trekking and crossing passes]
Upper Body: T-shirts, Light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket or pullover Gloves [warmth], Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket [optional], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell jacket, Down vest and/or jacket *
Accessories: One microfiber towel [most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry], Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade,* DSLR / Digital camera with spare battries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking bag with rain cover / Duffel bag,* Comfortable daypack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle / came bags, Ear Plug [rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms]
Toiletries: Multipurpose soap [preferably biodegradable], Deodorants, Nail clippers, Sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste [preferably biodegradable], Feminine hygiene products, Small mirror
Personal Hygiene: Wet wipes [baby wipes], Tissue / toilet rolls, Anti-bacterial hands wash, Water purifier [Better than using mineral water to keep the mountain clean]
Extras / Luxuries: Adaptors [Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor], Multi tool [Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool], Personal snacks [candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse], Sewing Kit [Sometime it’s very useful], Superglue, Books for reading on free time, Cell / mobile phone, Trail Map / Guide book,* Ipod / Walkman / Mp3 Player / Mp4 Player, Pens / Pencils and small notebooks, Games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards