About Trip

Most intrepid of all and most wilderness adventure filled mini mountaineering Himalayan walking trail is Everest Three High Passes Trekking route. Three of Everest region’s iconic passes connecting the gorgeous Gokyo Valley, Thame Valley and Chhukung Valley en-route to Everest Base Camp Trekking route as well are its major pillars. Renjo La Pass (5340 m), Chola Pass (5420 m) and Kongma La Pass (5535 m) are thrilling Himalayan high altitude passes which showers infinite view of mountains and plethora of adventure. Sublime Trails is delighted to shower thrill and mountaineering experience to its valued clients via such delightful yet daunting trekking in Nepal at Khumbu region. If you are faint hearted then it is not recommended but for pure lover of thrill and wilderness adventure this is probably the best Himalayan walking trail available in Nepal.

The reason being Everest Three High Passes Trekking very cost effective is the places it encompasses. Until Dingboche Valley the trip follows the similar trekking activities done during Everest Base Camp Trek. Landing at Lukla, first day’s rest in Phakding, Namche Bazaar exploration including acclimatization hiking, Tengboche Monastery and finally the Dingboche takes place during this trek too. From Dingboche the trail takes different route to reach tranquil hamlet of Lobuche. The pass which is narrow and challenging ever Himalayan pass - the Kongma La is the first hurdle to cross during this trek. Heed the instructions given by trekking leader or guides of Sublime Trails. Falling stone, slippery trail and narrow route might cause havoc to the trekkers. Once you trek past the Kongma La alluring Lobuche welcomes you with warm lodging and delicious food. Before heading to another pass in the form of Chola Pass the journey straightens to Everest Base Camp (5365 m). The Kalapathar sunrise hiking early morning before heading to Dzongla at the foothill of Chola pass takes place. Relish scintillating mountains glowing on sun rays like Mt. Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc. including Everest.

The second pass to cross is very alluring. So much round the year trail is covered by snow. The sight might act as photographer’s paradise. From the top of Chola the sight of Amadablam, Choyou, Pumori, Lobuche and others looks spectacular. Upon crossing of Chola the fairyland style of hamlet located on shores of blue watered Gokyo Lake appears. This is probably the best place for understanding Ramsar Site of Khumbu and amazing sunrise and sunset peculiarity up in the Himalayas. Set out for marvelous sunset or sunrise view from Gokyo Ri before heading to cross the Renjo La Pass. This rugged rocky pass is the final pass upon crossing of which takes trekkers towards Namche Bazaar passing by Thame Valley. The same route towards Lukla will be used and flight will take you back to Kathmandu.

Book the Everest Three High Passes Trekking with an experience team of Sublime Trails. Full of zealot, intrepidity and experience on High Mountain guiding definitely make your Himalayan trekking holiday in Nepal as one of the most cherished moment of your life. 

Trip Highlights

  • Three outstanding Himalayan high Passes
  • Everest Base Camp
  • World’s Most Extreme Airport
  • Kalapathar Sunrise Experience at height of 5545 m
  • Over 25 Mountain Vistas including four of ten tallest mountain of the world
  • Sherpa Villages, Monasteries and Gompas
  • High altitude lakes, glacial river, waterfalls, glaciers and moraines
  • Temperate, Alpine and scattered forests environment

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1345meters)
  • Day 02: Flight to Lukla (2804meters) then a few hours treks to Phakding (2610meters)
  • Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3441meters) which is 6 hours approximately.
  • Day 04: Taking rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization.
  • Day 05: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860meters) which takes about 5 hours.
  • Day 06: After a good visit to Monastery, our trail reaches to Dingboche (4350meters) that takes about 5:30 straight hours.
  • Day 07: Trip to Chhukung which is (4710meters) and revert back to Dingboche, It takes you 4:30 hours.
  • Day 08: Trek to High Camp (5100 m) and Rest at Lobuche
  • Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep and Short Hiking to Everest Base Camp (5365 m) Overnight at Gorakshep
  • Day 10: Kalapathar Hiking for Sunrise View and Gorakshep to Dzongla (4840 m)
  • Day 11: Dzongla to Dragnag (4700 m) via Chola Pass (5340 m) crossing
  • Day 12: Short Trek to Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Ri ascent for sunset view.
  • Day 13: Gokyo Lake to Lungdeng (4600 m) via Renjo La Pass (5360 m) Crossing.
  • Day 14: Trek from Lungdeng to Thame (3800 m).
  • Day 15: Thame to Namche Bazaar or to Monjo.
  • Day 16: Trek to Lukla.
  • Day 17: Flight to Kathmandu and travelers gets to enjoy farewell dinner in the evening.
  • Day 18: Guides you for your final flight departure home or may be your next destination.
Detail Itinerary

What’s Included

  • All the airport pick up and Drove
  • Kathmandu hotel for 3 nights around 3 star category.
  • Lodge accommodation,Breakfast , lunch and dinner during the trekking in Himalaya .
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu to lukla and return to Kathmandu.
  • Well experienced guide, and porter for the trekking .
  • National park entrance fees,Tims card fee .
  • Necessary Paper work with government of Nepal and Tax department.
  • All the Necessary insurance for the sublime crews.
  • All the Necessary Bus,car and jeep Service for the trip.
  • One Day Kathmandu sightseeing with private Car and experience tour guide
  • Sleeping bag down jacket, which should be refund to the company after trip completion.
  • Salary, foods and accommodation for sublime crews.
  • Emergency evacuation assistance service but the Helicopter or necessary transport and Hospital cost should be paid by clients them shelf or insurance company.

What’s Excluded

  • ·       Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • ·       Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • ·       Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • ·       Items of a personal nature.
  • ·       Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc)
  • ·       All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks and Drinking water during the trip .
  • ·       All the chocolate and dessert items and sweet items .
  • ·       Your  Nepal  entry visa fee.
  • ·       Tipping for the sublime crews .
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1. Is there any chance of a flight delay either in Kathmandu and Lukla?

The primary mode of transport between Kathmandu and Lukla is the twin otter. This aircraft is fairly dependable. Sometimes adverse weather conditions like heavy rain, strong wind, or thick fog may lead to flight delay and even cancellations.

Since the topography of Nepal is difficult, it’s better not to take off in those adverse weather conditions. Autumn is the most preferred trekking season in Nepal. During this time of the year, the weather is dry, clear and stable. So, this time of the year there is very a rare chance of flight delay and cancellations. You should book your international flights with a couple days of leeway just in case you have to stay on the mountain for an extra day or two.

2. What kind of hotel and accommodation can I find during the trek?

During the tre, you’ll be accommodated at the best luxury tea houses which provide the finest services. Along the trail, most of the tea houses provide single and double rooms. The rooms are well furnished and include beds, pillows, and blankets. As you gain altitude, tea houses become quite basic. You may have to share the common toilet and bathroom.

3. How about the transportation for the trek?

Depending on the nature of travel destinations, transportation varies from domestic flights to the bus, jeep, van and even mules and yaks. During the tour, only that mode of transportations is provided which helps to enhance your local experience. Also, your comfortability and safety is our major concern while traveling with us.

4. What about electricity and battery charges during the trek?

Almost all tea houses in the Everest region have electricity or solar power available. Normally we use the voltage 220-240 volts to power the appliances. You're recommended to bring two points power plug. In Everest region charging your electronic devices might cost US $ 2-3 per hour. It may cost one or two dollars more during peak season while tea houses are full.

5. How much can a porter carry?

Our one porter can carry up to 25kg while in the Everest region. Your other personal items will be stored safely at our hotel. All you need to carry is a daypack with the most necessary stuff for that day’s trek.

6. Can I get the refund before/after performing the trek?

See the refund and cancellation policy for information on this topic.

7. What type of meals and drinks will be served during the trek?

You’ll be served high-quality meals that are perfect for a day of trekking. Almost all of the tea houses along the trail have a similar food menu. The menu usually includes toast, boiled eggs, potatoes, noodles, pasta, and rice (dal bhat).

If you’re a vegetarian, no problem! We’re able to cater to your needs. Most tea houses also served tea and coffee. Please keep in mind that you should avoid alcohol while trekking at high altitudes.

8. What is the difference between tea house and camping treks?

Teahouse treks are the most popular mode of trekking in Nepal. In tea house trekking, you normally stay at the local lodges, eating food and sleeping in comfortable beds at the same place.

Most of the tea houses serve Nepalese, continental, and western meals, and provide solid accommodations with an attached bathroom and hot/cold showers. One of the major benefits of this trek is you can hike at your own pace. Also, you’ll get a chance to meet and experience the lifestyle of the local people.

Camping treks are the classic style of trekking, especially in the remote regions of Nepal. This type is fully supported by team members with supplies of all necessary logistics.

During this trek, our cook will make delicious, fresh, hygienic meals every day. It is the best way to take the experience of being in nature by spending your nights in a tent under the stars.

9. How will I spend my days during the trek?

Days on the trail are designed in a way that allows you to fully enjoy your walk. Normally, the day begins early in the morning, around 6:30 am with a hot, fresh breakfast. After breakfast, you’ll pack your daypack and head towards the trail. After 3-4 hours of hiking, we’ll stop for lunch around midday. Normally, after taking the lunch break, you’ll have shorter afternoon trek and soon reach the final destination of the day. The rest of the day is free for exploring the place and relaxing. Dinner is normally served around 7:00 pm.

10. How long do I spend each day on the trail?

Be ready and make sure you pack your comfortable hiking boots. It is estimated you’ll be walking six to seven hours each day.

11. What is altitude sickness and how can I prevent?

Altitude sickness is caused by insufficient oxygen in the blood. This causes dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. Normally, it occurs for many people at the height starting at 8,000 feet (2,500 meters) above the sea level.

Everyone is susceptible to experiencing altitude sickness. It doesn’t matter your age, gender or weight. It can affect the fittest and healthiest traveler, so take extra precautions.

You must know your own limitations and consult your physician beforehand.

To prevent from altitude sickness you can follow these simple tips:
● Drink lots of water and stay hydrated. You should be drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water per day.
● Participate in mild activities your first few days of the trek. Walk slowly and take it easy. Don’t overdo it, and listen to your body.
● Avoid alcoholic beverages and meat.
● Before you go you must consult your physician. Your physician may advise you and prescribe you an altitude sickness tablet.

12. What about Travel Insurance?

While trekking in Nepal it is compulsory to obtain travel insurance. In the Everest region, most of the trekkers face the problem of high altitude sickness and diarrhea. In severe cases, it’ll require immediate evacuation to proper medical facilities. Make sure that your insurance also covers emergency medical treatment and emergency evacuations.

It is strongly recommended to include cancellation, loss of baggage, and other expenses that might arise as a result of the loss, damage, injury, delay, or inconvenience occurring to the client.

13. How can I respect local cultures?

You need to respect the local culture, as traveling is not a right it is a privilege. If you travel, you need to respect the country/village you're visiting. This will make others happy and you'll also have a more enjoyable time. Research the area before to understand if any actions are offensive, and observe others to further understand how you should act.

Also, when you fit in with the local culture, then you'll be treated much nicer. Along with these positives, you'll also actually enjoy feeling a part of the area you're visiting. It especially helps to learn some of the language before your trek. Thus, participating and respecting local culture should be a part of your traveling.

14. What kind of sleeping bag and down jacket do I need to bring?

It can always get chilly due to the altitude. During the autumn season, the temperature can drop below zero at night.

The precise temperature rating of sleeping bag will depend on the time of the year you're trekking at. But to be on the safe side, you need to bring down sleeping bag rated to -15 degree Celsius. This will handle everything the mountain can throw at you winter.

15. Do they have the heater in the lodge during the trek?

Most of the tea houses of Everest region has a communal area or a dining room where everyone gathers to eat. Usually, this room will have a stove/fire to provide you some warmth.

16. What about drinking water and do I need to bring purification tablet?

Bottled water can be purchased throughout the trail. However, we discourage trekkers from purchasing the bottles as it increases the amount of waste. Instead, we strongly recommend bringing a refillable water bottle, as boiled water will be provided with every meal.

17. Why should I book a trip with Sublime Trails?

Trekking through the Everest region is always a special memory in your life that will only result in a pleasant experience all the way through.

Being a top notch travel agency in Nepal, we promise to help facilitate these special memories. We’ll take all the worry off of you and let you focus solely on the exciting events to come.

The extra hidden costs are a bad surprise and also they put you over budget for the trip. We let you know of all costs before you book a package with us. There are no hidden costs or fees when booking with us.

18. Will I enjoy this trip with Sublime Trails?

The Everest region treks should be at the top of your list of must-do vacations. You'll definitely enjoy this trip with us. At the end, you'll have some jaw-dropping views of the highest mountains known to man!

Porters and guides will be along for the trek and will help make sure you have the trek of a lifetime. Our team members create the best adventure possible and you’ll have plenty of time to bond with them before, during, and after the trek.

Throughout the trail, your backpacks are carried by porters. Food is either provided or cooked for you. All of this support makes it easy to enjoy what you came here to do i.e hike, explore, take photographs and experience the best of the Everest region.

19. Are your all guides are trained and licensed?

Absolutely! Before trekking, you need to make sure to get the right guide for your journey. You'll be spending a lot of days or weeks with them and potentially paying them a good amount of money.

But you don't have to worry as our all guide are well trained and licensed by the Nepal Government. All of our professional guides have full knowledge of geography, flora and fauna, local cultures, altitude sickness, etc of the region. Our guides are very friendly, honest, hardworking, humorous, and helpful.

Throughout the trial, they'll provide you with immense knowledge about the local culture. They will arrange every aspect of your trip, such as arranging the rooms, flights, meals or even gear.

20. What kind of the physical fitness do I require to do this trek?

Almost anyone with a moderate level of fitness can complete the Everest region treks. There is no any specific required level of fitness for this region. Age is also not an important barrier. If you're the passionate type who really wants to go there, then you'll be there at any fitness level.

However, a basic level of fitness is needed. After all, the trails contain up and down and you have to walk for 6-7 hours each day. Sometimes many fit people crawled there but really overweight people successfully completed the trek. Thus, part of it depends on your natural capacity to withstand the elevation.

Yes, you need a basic fitness level for Everest region trek, but you don't need to be a pro-level athlete's fitness. Before trekking, you can do any form of fun exercise that you enjoy. It can be climbing, hiking, dancing, or canoeing. If you're not in shape, then you can do aerobic training such as running, swimming, and speed walking.

So, be moderately fit and enjoy every moment of your trek. Walk at your own pace, drink enough water, and do proper acclimatization. If you follow this, you'll successfully complete this extraordinary trek.

21. Does Sublime Trails have a physical office in Kathmandu?

Yes, our main office is located on the 6th floor at 29- Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal. Give us a call if you have trouble finding us!

22. Do your guides speak English?

Yes, our professional guides have fluency in the English language. They can communicate well not only in English language but also speak other languages. But if there is any requirement of a special language, you have to inform in advance. On your demand, we’ll have a guide for your specific language.

Note:

Hotel and Accommodation on Everest Trekking:

We provide hotels according to your request and travel plan in Kathmandu. There are numerous choices of hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to luxury five stars. Our Everest Trek standard package includes 3 stars or similar hotel’s accommodation in Kathmandu. The accommodation in Trekking trail is teahouse or lodges.

Transports used on Everest Trekking:

We provide private vehicles (car/bus/jeep) for airport transfers and for sightseeing in Kathmandu. Another transportation we will use is flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa..

Electricity and battery charges on trek:

During Everest Trekking there is no problem with the electricity. You can recharge your electric appliances like camera and mobile phones which you have to pay some amount. It depends upon teahouses and some lodges they don’t charge for electricity or battery. It is advised to take spare batteries and power bank as well.

Meals and drinks on Everest Trekking:

During trekking you will be given meals as described in itinerary. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Normal water is free but we request you to carry water purification pills. You can buy bottled water and boiled water in various teahouses or lodges as well.

Luggage/Bag pack on Everest Trekking:

Your luggage will be carried by porters and you can simply carry your back pack. In it you can keep water bottles, camera, jackets, medicines, cream etc. Small trek bag is best for such high altitude trekking. You can deposit your valuables or unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu as well. Domestic carrier allow 15 kg including hand bag and if found overweight then you will have to pay extras.

Guide/Porter on trek:

Trained and government license holder trekking guide will be provided who will handle all the logistics and arrangement of trekking trip. Porter will carry bags of two trekkers and if the group is more than 10 persons then Sherpa or additional guide will be provided.

Group Size, guide and crew member:

Sublime Trails organizes Everest trekking starting from 1 up to 30 pax at once. However, every 10 persons you will be provided a guide. You all will stay in one teahouse but the crew members might be different. 1:10 for guide and 1:2 for porter is used.

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

We have Everest Trekking package available for both fixed departures date as well as private trekking. If you wish to join the group in our fixed departures then check the dates stated in our website or email us for the dates. You can choose any date for your trekking and we can arrange for momentous trekking in Everest region.

Personal expenses on trek:

Personal expenses are at your own hand. Normally Kathmandu is cheaper in comparison to trekking regions. You can buy alcohols, daily goods and meals in Kathmandu. There are many shops, eateries and bars where you can choose and spend some money. If you drink alcohol and wants to do hot shower bath in trekking trails then it would be costly. About 10-15% of your trip cost should be allocated for crew members’ tips. In an average you can enjoy the stay in Nepal at just about 15-25 $ per day luxuriously.

A typical day on trek:

Morning: Packing of bags and Breakfast

After 4 hours of walking we stop for Lunch

Short Afternoon walk takes us to destination for afternoon tea

Explore around the place

Dinner

Our meeting in Kathmandu:

Once your trip is confirmed you will have to email us your flight details. Our airport representatives will be at airport with the placard “Sublime Trails” or your own name.

Itinerary and changes on it:

Once the trip plans are confirmed you can’t change the plans. However, you can request for any changes like you want to take trekking only instead of Kathmandu plus Trekking. We are very flexible trekking agency and also we are highly customer oriented. We will be happy to customize your trip.

Trekking guide will analyze the situation during the trekking. Trekkers are requested to heed the instructions of guide. Analyzing the conditions of trail and weather as well as availability of accommodation guides might suggest alternative plans or programs. we have 16day itinerary for the Everest Trekking that includes your arrival and

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

In case of accidents, sickness and casualty we will transfer you immediately to nearest health facilities. It is highly recommended that you come for trekking in Nepal with genuine travel insurance which covers your helicopter rescue as well.

Trip Extensions:

If you would like to add more days or extend the trip after trekking then we can arrange for your trip of places inside Nepal as well as beyond (Tibet and Bhutan).

Booking and payment:

20% advance payment is required in order to guarantee your booking. The advance payment is non refundable. You should send us passport copy and flight details. You can pay to us through bank transfer, credit card or any modes of payment suitable for you you then we will forward the detail for payment.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla:

Flight is the only option for transportation to Lukla. In case of flight delay due to weather conditions flights might be cancelled. We have kept one spare day in our itinerary as well considering the unpredictable nature of Lukla weather. If the flight is delayed for two days then helicopter charter will be used. You will have to pay for this extra service to our office directly either by card or cash. The average amount extras depend upon the number of pax ranging from 500 $ to 3500 $