Everest Three High Passes Trek FAQs

1. When is the best time to go for the Everest three High passes trek?

As all treks in the Everest region, it is advisable to go for Everest three passes trekking in the months of February-May and September-October. During these months the weather conditions are stable and dry and mountain views are at its best.

2. How difficult is the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

The Everest Three Passes trek is rated “Challenging”. The Everest Three High passes trek is considerably harder than the Everest Base Camp trek so we recommend you have a good fitness level before planning this excursion. During this trek, you will be ascending three high passes, namely, Rengo La pass. Cho La pass and Kongma La Pass which involves long days of strenuous trekking that would not be encountered on the EBC trek.

3. How long does the Everest Three High Passes Trek take?

The Everest Three High Passes Trek normally takes 20-23 days. The trek can be customized but it’s better to have a longer journey with a good amount of acclimatization which can prevent you from the altitude sickness.

4. How many hours of walking are expected in Everest Three High Passes trek?

You will be walking 6-7 hours a day during this trek.

5. What is different between EBC trek and Everest Three High Passes Trek?

EBC trek takes you to the base of the Mt. Everest but Everest Three High Passes is the ultimate Everest Experience. You get to experience all the major highlights of the Everest region including all the best viewpoints such as Kala Patthar, Chukung Ri and Gokyo Ri and most of the popular local Sherpa cultural villages whereas during EBC trek you will encounter Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp viewpoint.

6. What is the elevation of the 3 passes on Everest Three High Passes trek?

During this trek, we pass through 3 different passes with an elevation of above 5000m. Namely, Renjo La Pass at 5388m, Cho La Pass at 5380m and Kongma La Pass at 5535m.

7. Can I join the group?

Yes, you can join a group. You can join our fixed group departure dates for Everest Three High Passes trek if the time and days are convenient for you.

8. Do I need to join with group?

It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates. We can also arrange a private trek upon your request. We also offer a Tailor-made Departures. You can create your own group with friends and families and provide your best suited time table for us. We are happy to organize your holiday accordingly.

9. What are the services that we get in each teahouse?

The Everest region has excellent infrastructure for trekkers. Due to the high number of trekkers in this region, you will find many tea houses and lodges which serve good meals and have a nice place to sleep. The teahouse in the Everest region is basic types and provides a twin bedroom with a pillow and fuzzy blanket with a shared bathroom. You will also find a luxury teahouse with charges extra. Electric blankets are available in some luxury lodges with extra charge. The service gets more basic as you reach higher.

All tea houses serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is not as fancy as in the city area. The Dhal Bhat is famous and the nutritious meal during the trek. It keeps you full during the trek.

10. Do I have opportunities for a hot shower during the trek?

Hot water supplies are available during the trek which normally cost USD$5 to 15. The price of hot shower rises with the rise in the elevation. The hot shower basically is the bucket shower, where you will be given a bucket with tap occupied with hot water and placed in a shower room.

11. Do you have drinking water readily available during Everest Three High Passes trek?

Bottled water is available during this trek. But we suggest you carry a water bottle and purifying agents to our guest. It is cheaper to buy boiled water from the tea houses to save the environment and support the local people.

12. Do I need to bring sleeping bags, down jacket and walking sticks etc while Everest Three High Passes trek?

If possible, we suggest you bring your own sleeping bags and jackets. However, we also provide sleeping bags, down jacket, duffle bag to you which must be returned after the trek. There is some trekking equipment hiring shop where you can hire the necessary equipment if required.

13. Do you provide a porter and guide service?

Yes, we provide porter and guide service to our guide. For 2 trekkers we provide 1 porter and a guide. The extra guide and assistant guide depend on the number of a person in a group.

14. Will I get altitude sickness?

Despite crossing some very high passes, the trek has been designed to follow the principle of trek high, sleep low which means you will not be spending extended periods of time at an altitude above 5000m. The itinerary is designed with the well-planned acclimatization days to help the acclimatization progress. Please on click here to learn about altitude sickness. If you have any problem, your guide is always there to help you.

15. Do you have internet and telephone facilities available during Everest three High passes trek?

There are telephone and internet facilities available in some of the villages but the facilities can be expensive. Our guide will carry a mobile phone which you can use if/when necessary. Nepal mobile SIM card can be bought in Nepal if required.

16. Will I be able to charge my batteries during Everest Three High Passes trek?

Yes, you will be able to charge you iPod, mobile or camera batteries in the tea houses or lodges where you will stay. But please note that teahouses/lodges will charge you some extra money for charging your batteries. The fee may vary from USD$1 to 3 per hour.

17. Do I need insurance for Everest Three High Passes Trek?

Yes, you need insurance while trekking to Everest Three High Passes Trek. The travel insurance must provide coverage throughout the duration of the trip and must cover all the medical expenses, personal accidents, emergency helicopter evacuation/rescue, trip cancellations, travel plan alterations and compensation against the loss/theft before coming to Nepal for Everest Base Camp trekking.