- duration 21 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 16+ years old
- max group size 16
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5500 meters
- Experience high adventure on the roof of the world
- Tackle 3 passes Kangma La (5500 m), ChoLa (5320 m) and RenoLa (5400 m)
- Explore the Himalayas, where it is said the mysterious yeti resides
- Challenge yourself on this strenuous trip that requires previous experience
This trek takes you across three very high mountain passes: Kangma La (elev. 5500 m), Cho-La (elev. 5320 m) and Reno-La (elev. 5400 m). In addition, there is an opportunity to climb to the top of Mt. Kalapathar (elev. 5555 m). Much of this trek is in the wildest parts of the Himalayas where it is said the mysterious yeti resides. While you probably won’t see a yeti, you will see hardly any tourists either on this incredible journey.
The Mt. Everest Base Camp - 3 Passes Adventure Trek also includes some of the more popular places, including Everest Base Camp. There are spectacular monasteries, including the one at Tengboche, which features Mt. Everest as its backdrop. Enjoy the local hospitality at the administrative centre of Namche Bazar. Walk past terraced farms and through colourful stone villages. Sip tea with the Sherpa people and if you like, sample some of the local alcoholic drinks.
This adventurous and challenging trek is not for everyone! It is a strenuous trip that requires a special permit to enter the area. We highly recommend only trekkers with previous experience to join us. Are you up to the challenge?
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (elev. 1350 m/4,429 ft.)
Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft.)
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3500 m/11,483 ft.)
Day 5: Acclimatization day
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3,866 m/12,684 ft.)
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4,357 m/14,295 ft.)
Day 8: Second acclimatization day
Day 9: Trek To Kongma La and Lobuche (4910 m/16,109 ft.)
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5,164 m/16,942 ft.)
Day 11: Hike Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
Day 12: Trek to Dzongla (4,830 m/15,846 ft.)
Day 13: Trek to Cho-La Pass and Thangnak (4,690 m/15,387 ft)
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m/15,720 ft.)
Day 15: Day Hiking Gokyo Ri
Day 16: Trek to Lungden (4,491 m/14,734 ft.)
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3500 m/11,483 ft.)
Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2440 m)
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 21: Departure From Kathmandu
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- 4 nights accommodation in a standard Kathmandu hotel (breakfast included)
- Flight ticket Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
- 16 nights accommodation in basic teahouses during trekking
- Meals during trekking: breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee
- Professional English speaking trekking guide
- Trekking porter/s: 1 porter for 2 trekkers
- Equipment: sleeping bags and down jacket
- Trekking permit (TIMS, Entry Permit for Sagarmatha National Park)
- Personal insurance for Nepalese staff (guide and porters)
- Single Supplement
- Bar bills (any alcohol drinks, mineral water, cold drinks, cigarettes, etc)
- Lunch and dinner during stay in Kathmandu
- Personal clothing and other equipment
- Personal expenses such as laundry, hot water for showers, etc.
- Personal insurance that covers helicopter rescue evacuation
- Any unseen expenses produced by circumstances beyond our control such as natural disasters
- Tips for guide, porters and other staff
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationOur trip package includes complete requirement during trek: It is fully organized that includes accommodation, all meals in trekking, all necessary logistic support, guide and porters, trekking permits and entrance fee, etc. There is not any hidden charge. The trip itinerary is crafted by expertise team. It includes plenty of time to insure your leisure and taking you to your desired destination. We are very much flexible where it is necessary. Please kindly inform us if you need any amendment. DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Kathmandu to Lukla and return flight can be affected by weather conditions and congestion which can lead to delays, sometimes of several days. We request you to ensure that you have left spare days to account for moderate delays, but can't guarantee against longer delays which may affect your international flight. A TYPICAL TREKKING DAY A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset, rather than any Western time schedule. The day starts with an early wakeup call. You then pack up your gear and enjoy a rousing breakfast before starting your morning’s walk. The sirdar will already be organized and have assigned loads to porters and your group will then set off on the trail at a leisurely pace, enjoying the view and stopping to take photographs. After 2-3 hours walk you stop for lunch. This lasts for about 90 minutes which gives you time to relax, or explore the local village. The afternoon’s walk is usually shorter and we arrive at the campsite or tea-house in plenty of time to relax and savor the surroundings. Later in the evening dinner is served, giving you an opportunity to sample the delicious food, talk over the day’s events, and look forward to another special day on the trails of Nepal. HEALTH ISSUES We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader. VACCINATIONS REQUIRED Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority, we recommend the following : • Poliomyelitis • Typhoid • Tetanus • Rabies • Pneumococcal • Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A) MALARIA Nepal is listed as a country for which malaria prophylaxis is advised. We will not be visiting any malarial areas on the treks, however you may wish to consult your doctor about the need to take malaria pills. Trekkers who plan to do rafting and jungle excursions are advised to take the necessary medication to protect against malaria. ALTITUDE SICKNESS Many treks in Nepal can take you quite rapidly to high altitudes, so you need to give your body time to acclimatize. If you ascend faster than your body can acclimatize you will start to develop symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). A headache being the most common symptom, others are nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness and sleep disturbances. The best way to acclimatize is to ascend slowly and gradually. The common wisdom is that you should take 2-3 days to reach 3000m – If flying in to above this height remember to take extra acclimatization days (for example flying into Lukla). Once above 3000m, you should sleep no more than around 300m above your last nights altitude, and take a rest day every 3 days (or 1000m). At times it can be difficult to stick exactly to this schedule, as villages aren't always conveniently placed for acclimatizing, so you should think of the 300m as an average. During the day it is okay to trek higher as long as you descend to sleep. Remember the mountaineer’s saying "Climb High, Sleep Low". If at any time you get symptoms of AMS you should not climb higher until they are gone. If they persist then you should descend to below the height where they first started. Only start to climb again when they have gone. All of our itineraries allow for a proper acclimatisation schedule, and of course on our private departures you have the freedom to go slower if you are finding it tough - everyone acclimatises at a different rate. Please also consider your guide and porters and watch for signs of AMS in them. They are not immune to AMS. You will find a graph below detailing the acclimatisation schedule. It shows the ideal acclimatisation schedule against suggested itinerary. We always aim to get as close to the ideal as possible taking account of such things as available accommodation and camping spots with water etc. INSURANCE We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue. We recommend that you consult a reputable insurance agent or insurance specialist. RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT Footwear: Trekking Boots, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes. Clothing: Down or fibre Jacket, filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, warm cotton trousers, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit. Other Equipment: Sleeping bag (4 seasons), down jacket, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters. Optional: Insect repellent, toilet articles, note book & pen, toilet roll, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
- Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?
What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?
It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.
- How does it work with a porter?
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.