Everest Base Camp and Three Passes Trek 22 days is the longest and the toughest trek in Everest with 3 high passes-Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La above 5000 m. The three passes trek with EBC is more challenging than the Everest Base Camp Trek as it crosses the high passes above 5000 m.The 22-day EBC three passes trek offers the ultimate Everest experience including mountain views and the local Sherpas. The trek route is untouched and less crowded than the classic Everest Base Camp.This is an an adventure trekking destinations in world and discovers almost all the beautiful places of Everest.Hence, a physical and mental preparation is necessary to enjoy this trek. Please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742 to know more about Everest Base Camp and three passes trek information. We offer a cheap basic, budget and standard Everest Base Camp Three Passes Trek cost from $1050-$2450 with fixed departure dates of 2023/2024.
Trek Name: EBC Three High Passes Trek
Trek Duration: 22 days
Trek Difficulty: Moderate/Hard
Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May
Trek Altitude: 2800m -5500 m
Trek Cost: USD 1050-USD 2450
Group Size: 1 - 12 people.
Trek Package: Private/Group Trek
Mode of Transfer: Flight/Car
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
22 days Everest Base Camp/EBC Trek through three high passes package price and departure dates.
Everest Base Camp Three Passes Trek is a 23 days challenging adventures in Everest that crosses three high passes-Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La, all above 5000 m. This trip is more challenging than Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake trek but not quite challenging like Island Peak and Mera Peak. Likewise, we safely design itinerary and also flexible to move on your own pace.The EBC and three passes trek begins from Lukla where you can reach there by 30-minutes spectacular flight from Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp three passes trek is best in terms of mountain views and local Sherpa culture.This is one of the most challenging tea house trek in Nepal. The Three Passes and Everest base camp is the best treks in Nepal, crossing three passes over 5,000 m. Each of the high passes offer an amazing scenery and views. This trek is one of the best treks in Nepal.
EBC Three Passes Trek Season
Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-November) are the best seasons to do this trek. The monsoon season (June - early September) has less predictable weather, but some trekkers still choose this time as it aligns better with their vacation schedule. Winter season (December - February) gets quite cold, and snow may block the passes, but often offers clear skies.
Accommodation on EBC Three Passes Trek
The Everest Region has excellent infrastructure for trekkers. The tea houses (lodges) are of relatively high quality and they serve good meals, especially in Namche Bazaar which you’ll pass on the way up and down. Generally, it’s best to complete the Three Passes trek counter-clockwise. It is possible to go clockwise, as well, but not recommended due to the steep altitude gain of crossing the Renjo La, first. From Gokyo, you can also add an extra day to visit the remote Gokyo Lakes farther up the glacial valley. There will be tidy, clean, modern tea house lodges accommodation-the best that are available in each village. This trip package is based on shared rooms usually twin-share and sometimes triple shares. Hot showers are available in all tea house lodges for paying an additional cost.
Everest Base Camp Three Passes Trek Difficulty
The difficulty of Everest Base Camp Three Passes Trek is challenging level. Participants should be strong and in good physical condition. You need to walk for 5-6 hours daily on an uneven, rocky and frequently steep terrain. No technical climbing and other special abilities are required. This trek route includes many sections of stone stairs. You will spend considerable time at altitudes between 3500 m and 5200 m which makes hiking more strenuous. A physical training should be undertaken at least 3 months in advance to prepare before this trek.
Meals on Everest Base Camp Three Passes Trek
You will get three times meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trips. Also the snacks as well as ample hot and cold drinks can buy by paying extra cost. Please expect local food such as dal Bhat as well as Western-style dishes such as pizza, yak steak, chowmin, Momo and other dishes. Many of the lodges have power available with typical Asian plugs -two nail like horizontal prongs and offer to recharge for a fee.
Best Time for Everest Base Camp Three Passes Trek
The best time of year, Everest Base Camp Three Passes Trek are Spring from February, March, April and May and also Autumn from September, October, November and December. It is possible to make this trip in February and early September but it is cold and rain at this time of the year.Summer and rainy season is not really a good time for this trek.
WiFi and Internet Access
Hotels in Kathmandu generally have excellent WiFi connections. Most hotels offer free WiFi in public areas. While trekking WiFi may be available in tea houses and lodges for a small cost.The higher you go the use of WiFi and internet will be extra cost and likely the slower the speed. Your tour leader will be able to offer some advice on communications in remote areas of the country. Please note that most tea houses do not have electrical outlets in rooms to charge devices but are shared in the main dining area with an additional cost. Past travelers have found portable solar chargers to be very useful.
Electricity on Everest Base Camp Three Passes Trek
Almost all lodges have electricity but it is not wholly reliable and lighting may not be bright enough to read by – a torch is essential. Electrical charging facilities are generally available only in the dining room (charged at approx. Rs 150-RS 350 per hour per device). Many of the lodges use solar power so sometimes there is not enough electricity for charging. Many lodges have Wi-Fi these days – in some areas it works well but in others, it is slow and temperamental.
Everest Base Camp Three Passes Trek Seasons and Weathers
The main trekking season in Nepal is from September to mid-June when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600 m and progressively lower the higher we go. Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.
Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal.The tea houses sell boiled water for approx. Rs 150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle. Alternatively, all tea houses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with you and use an effective form of water treatment.Handheld UV filters such as a ‘Ste Ripen’ are very effective, can treat 1 liter of water in a couple of minutes and the water is ready immediately – look for lightweight lithium battery models and remember that you will need to bring a wide-mouthed bottle (e.g. Nalgene) for use with these devices.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation(1,300m/4,264 ft)
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu you will be greeted by a representative from Lion Trekking for the transfer to your hotel. After check in and time to freshen up you meet your trekking guide as well as other group participants. The guide will go through the preparations for the trip. Overnight at Hotel
Day 2: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m). Trek to Phakding (2,610 m, – 3 to 4 hours)
We make an early morning start to the domestic airport for the flight to Lukla (2,840m/9,317 ft), the gateway to the Khumbu Region. This is an exciting flight, with a glimpse of Everest in the distance. On arrival at Lukla, we meet our trekking staff and porters before setting off for our first stop at Phakding, where we stay overnight.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m– 4½ to 5½ hours)
Today we continue up the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing it twice by suspension bridges before reaching the Khumbu National Park. After completing trekking formalities we trek on to cross the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi on a high suspension bridge before climbing steeply for about two hours up what is known as ‘Namche Hill’ to reach Namche Bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region.A lot of local trade is completed here, many Tibetans cross over the nearby border to trade their wares and the local market is a fascinating place to just sit and watch local life go by. This is a good place to buy genuine Tibetan artifacts. Just across the valley to the east the impressive peaks of Thamserku and Kangtega can be seen.
Day 4: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
Today we rest to allow our bodies to become better acclimatized to the altitude of 3,450 m. We spend some time on a side trek up to Khumjung perhaps visit the local school then carry on to visit the Everest View Hotel (3,900m) built by the Japanese to accommodate expensive guests before returning to Namche for lunch. The afternoon is free for shopping or exploring this ancient settlement.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Thame (3,844 m- 4 to 5 hours)
Today we leave the main Everest Base Camp trail behind us as we trek north-west towards Tibet. We may meet Tibetans with their yaks who have come over the high passes and down the valley to trade their goods in Namche Bazaar. Thame is famous for being the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay.
Day 6: Acclimatization day in Thame
Today, we take another rest day and enjoy the local atmosphere of our surroundings. Thame is a relaxing place and this day is essential for acclimatization in readiness for the large height gain we make tomorrow to reach Lungden . There are some particularly good views from here of the peaks of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde Ri to the south. We often visit the monastery above the town, which is not only interesting but also helps us acclimatize.
Day 7: Thame to Lungden (4,380m)
Now we have left the well worn Everest Base Camp trail there are very few other trekkers on this route we will not find many more until we arrive at Gokyo, as Thame tends to be the limit of exploration for most people. The high valley above and beyond the village remains the simple domain of yaks, the odd farmer and local Sherpas. Most of this area has been unaffected by trekking there are some very old, authentic Himalayan villages to discover on the way before we eventually reach the small village of Lungden, for the night.
Day 8: Cross the Renjo La (5,388m) to Gokyo Lakes (4,790m – 9 hours)
The ascent of the Renjo La is tough for most of us, unlike the locals who frequently cross over with yaks. With the thinning air in mind we make an early start to give ourselves plenty of time. Once on top of the pass, the views towards Everest to the east are breathtaking with Everest, Cho Oyu, Gyanchung Kang, Makalu, Nuptse and Ama Dablam all laid out in their majestic glory before us. We need to take some time here just to take it all in before we begin the descent to Gokyo Lakes. The trail is fairly rough and steep at first, we continue down a blunt ridge to eventually reach more level ground. From here trek the north side of the Dudh Pokhari on our way eastwards towards our overnight at Gokyo Lakes.
Day 9: Rest day at Gokyo Lakes (4,790 m)
It is timely to take a well earned rest day today considering yesterdays exploits and we have tough days ahead. Gokyo is a great place to relax with time to soak up the breathtaking scenery. For those who want to stretch their legs after a leisurely breakfast a wander down to one of the lakes is one option, or take a gentle stroll up and onto the moraine at the edge of the vast Ngozumpa Glacier.
Day 10: Ascent of Gokyo Ri (5,357m – 2 hours). Trek to Dragnag (4,700m – 2 to 3 hours)
Today, we make our first climb of the 3 passes in our itinerary – from the top of the pass there is perhaps the finest viewpoint in the world with stunning views of Everest and other peaks such as Cho Oyu. We start early to catch the sun as it rises in the east to highlight Everest in an incandescent orange glow. The climb up to the pass takes around two hours. Every high pass in Nepal is draped with prayer flags, a sign of the repeated homage and respect Sherpas and porters pay to their gods. After time at the pass we retrace our steps back to Gokyo for lunch. After lunch we head for the far side of the glacier across the moraine and sandy trails to the small settlement of Dragnag it takes around three hours.
Day 11: Cross Cho La (5,380m) to Dzongla (4,830m – 8 to 9 hours)
Today is another big day as we tackle the second of the three high passes. We need to set off very early in the morning to give ourselves enough time to cross the Cho La before a descent to our overnight stay at Dzongla. The trail is very gradual at first along the river and up a small valley to eventually reach a sandy ridge line. Cho La can be clearly seen ahead along with some impressive 6,000m peaks to the north and south: Nirekha Peak, Kangshung Peak and Cholatse, among them. From the ridge there is a gradual descent on a grassy path before our lunch stop below the pass. After lunch, the ground becomes steeper and rockier time to pack away our trekking poles. The route bends and crosses over boulders at first, before a climb up onto stonier ground before a final steep section to reach the pass. It might be necessary to fix a short section of rope and we may have to fix crampons if the route is icy. The top of the pass is glaciated we need to negotiate the top for around 20 minutes before a descent. Dzongla is clearly in view now as we gently pick our way down the pass and into a beautiful valley with a stream that we follow along to reach our campsite and time to relax and rest up.
Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910m – 2½ to 3 hours)
There are more superb views today, including a great view of the north face of Ama Dablam. After leaving Dzongla the trail descends slightly, then contours steadily around on to reach the main Khumbu Valley trail and to Lobuche. It will probably feel like a bustling city arriving in Lobuche, it is a busy place where all base camp trekkers stay en route to Everest.
Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,220 m – 3 hours). Climb Kala Patthar (5,545m – 2 to 3 hours)
Today to Gorak Shep would be fairly short around three hours if it were not for the climb of Kala Pattar – the Black Rock. This is best tackled in the late afternoon enabling us to be on the top in the early evening to catch sunset over the mighty Everest with the perfect light for photographs. Time to truly reflect on the experience so far before a journey back to camp and a warm bowl of soup before dinner.
Day 14: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,600m) and back – 5 to 6 hours)
We Contour along the side of the valley and up on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier that weaves between mounds of rubble reaching base camp near the foot of the Khumbu icefall in around three hours. Base Camp is spread over quite a wide area, we spend some time wandering through it soaking up the atmosphere and getting a sense of what it must be like for the mountaineers camped there for two whole months, whilst attempting the mountain. We take lunch here before we make the return trek to Gorak Shep.
Day 15: Descend to Lobuche – 2½ hours
In the morning there is still time to make another side trek to Kala Pattar as there is no need to rush it is an easy day as we retrace our steps back to reach Lobuje for the night. Tomorrow we have another big day, as we plan to tackle the third of the High Passes for the last of our 3 Peaks.
Day 16: Cross Kongma La (5,535 m) to Chukkung (4,720 m)
The Kongma La is a challenging pass and often underrated the trek in is a more interesting way to approach the Imja Valley than either via Dugla and Dingboche the usual route taken by most trekking parties. The path is steep on the way up to the top of the pass. From the top the views are truly spectacular, especially towards Makalu in the east with Ama Dablam’s North Ridge and Nuptse towering immediately over our heads. We trek down past some glacial lakes and yak pastures on the descent to finally reach Chukkung a small settlement around 4 hours from the pass.
Day 17: Climb Chukkung Ri (5,550m – 5 hours). Trek to Dingboche (4,410m – 3 hours)
We need to be up early today for the last of our ascents after breakfast we strike out on our final challenge. From the Chukkung the path quickly leads upwards, crossing open grassy slopes and heading straight towards the towering massif of Lhotse that stands steadfast behind our mountain. Two weeks into the trek we feel more like mountain goats, well acclimatized and very fit, this peak should be easier to negotiate as we zig-zag our way to the top and yet it is as daunting as any taken so far. With the warming sun and clear air we make the final steps up rocky blocks. At the top there are yet more prayer flags to greet us and seal our triumph. The views from the top are as spectacular as ever and it is here we can see just how far we have come. We can trace out our journey across the Khumbu with the Dudh Khoshi flowing south towards Lukla and down south to the terai (almost at sea level) beyond, to the west lies Cho La and Gokyo towards Tibet. Behind us stands the gigantic wall of Lhotse so great that it masks our view of Everest which now hides behind it. No matter we are repaid with views of Makalu to the east and the great mountains of the Upper Hongu with Chamlang and Baruntse clearly visible. It is hard to imagine a better climax than this as we stand among these towering giants. Time to descend from our high point, for some food before an easy trek down to Dingboche.
Day 18: Trek to Kyangjuma (3,550m)
Today we Follow the main Everest trail down the beautiful and scenic valley passing through Pangboche at the base of Ama Dablam before crossing the river and climbing up to the monastery at Thyangboche. We spend time here exploring the famous monastery. A circuit of the monastery, with its many prayer wheels there is also a splendid bakery here!!. From Thyangboche, a steep descent of around 500m leads us through rhododendron bushes alive with birds and fir trees to the Dudh Koshi at Phunki Dingma. We then climb up the opposite bank with our new found fitness and energy compared with those toiling in the opposite direction and yet to become accustomed to the rarefied air. We spend the night at Kyangjuma.
Day 19: Trek to Phakding (2,610 m– 5 to 7 hours)
We continue on the path that leads back to Namche Bazaar. There is enough time in Namche to relax here spend time in the local bakery, or even to check the Internet. We journey down a steep descent of Namche Hill and on to the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi to the small village of Monjo. We are now back on familiar paths, there is no rush with perhaps a tea whenever we fancy a break. We arrive in Phakding for our last tented camp.
Day 20: Trek to Lukla (2,840m – 3 to 4 hours)
The trail today flattens out we need to cross the river twice before a climb up the hillside, past numerous teahouses to Lukla. Our last day is very steady trekking and what appeared to be thin air a couple of weeks back now feels positively normal with energy for our party this evening with our Nepalese crew.
Day 21: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
An early morning flight back to the big city. You are met at the domestic airport in Kathmandu for the transfer to our hotel. The afternoon is free with time to explore the temples, or simply browse the bookshops and shop in the Thamel area. Evening is free.
Day 22: Kathmandu Airport
Breakfast and free day for last minutes shopping until airport time. Final transfer to the airport to get your flight back to home.
Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek
We provide one porter for every two travelers. Your trekking gear will be carried by the porter. The maximum the porters carry is 10 Kg per passenger. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only allows for a weight limit of 10 Kg for luggage, and 5 Kg for hand luggage. Some of your luggage can be left in Kathmandu but you will need to take all your trekking gear with you. Available for Rent: Sleeping Bag (NPR 200 - 300 NPR per day)
Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)
Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
Passport (required) (With photocopies)
Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
Cash, credit and debit cards
Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, band aids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes,
antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra
prescription drugs you may be taking)
Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
Locks for bags
Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
Reusable water bottle
Small travel towel
Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
Watch and alarm clock
Waterproof backpack cover
Windproof rain jacket
Health and Safety:
Face masks (required)
Hand sanitizer (required)
Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
High Altitude Trekking:-
Down jacket (Recommended for winter season)
Hiking boots (Worn frequently prior to departure)
Pack liners to waterproof bags
Reusable water bottler - minimum 1 litre (Aluminium or Nalgene polypropylene are best)
Sandals (For wearing around camp in the evenings)
Sleeping bag and liner, 4 season
Spare boot laces
Thermal base layer
Windproof rain gear
Laundry- Laundry facilities are offered by some of tea house and hotel for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
Passports-As a general rule, your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Please ensure the passport details you provide are accurate. Any errors provided may result in extra fees for making corrections in bookings. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends.
Nepal Visas-All foreign nationals require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the following fees in US dollars cash only: Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US $30: Multi Entry Visa for 30 days - US $50 and multiple entry visa valid for 90 days - US $125. All travellers are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to get visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport.
Money Matters-Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.As currency exchange rates in Nepal fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com. As of June 2022 the exchange rate for NEPAL was 1 USD = 122 NPR (Nepalese Rupees). There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and MasterCard but these are limited to Kathmandu, Pokhara and Namche Bazaar. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they may charge a 4%-6% transaction fee.
Departure Tax-All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.
Tipping-Tipping is expected - though not compulsory - and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. You may do this individually, or your CEO will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $1-$2 USD per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service, for porters during the trekking portion of your trip, the recommended amount is 300-500 Rs (4-7 USD) per day; ask guide for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your guide and porter did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $20-30 USD per person, per week can be used.
Safety and Security-We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions.
Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. Swimming, including is always at your own risk.
Drugs and Smoke-Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is not acceptable for our travellers, also illegal in Nepal. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. We have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Travel Insurance-Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
Local Dress-In Nepal the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing try to pick loose, lightweight, long clothing that will keep you cool in the usually hot and humid climate of summers. In predominately Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim countries we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tank tops when visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites. While visiting monasteries, please make sure you wear long trousers and open your shoes and stay quiet before entering the monasteries.
Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
International Flights-Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.
Personal Health-You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that sometimes we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons your guide are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. In Asia pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs as you get at home but they are usually produced locally so please bring the full drug name with you when trying to purchase a prescription drug.
2. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking anywhere between 2 to 7 hours per day, on average about 5 hours a day. Altitude may exceed 5545 meters.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. For this it needs extra cost.
4. In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary.
5. You must bring an emergency fund of USD 500 in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or cancelled flights.
6. We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.
7. The minimum age for this trip is 15 at time of travel.
9. You may be asked to provide 2 passport size photographs for your trekking permit.
Altitude Sickness-Travelers to altitudes higher than 2,50 m are at risk of altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). This can be life-threatening and affect anyone, even people who are very physically fit. There is a higher risk for those who have had altitude sickness before, who exercise or drink alcohol before adjusting to the altitude, or who have health problems that affect breathing. If your tour travels to high altitude, see your doctor for advice specific to you and your situation before you depart. It is important to be aware of the normal altitude symptoms that you may encounter BUT NOT worry about:
1.Periods of sleeplessness
2.Occasional loss of appetite
3.Vivid, wild dreams at around 2500-3800m in altitude
4.Unexpected momentary shortness of breath, day and night
5.Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally
If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy, or experience other symptoms, please be sure to let your guide know immediately so that we can monitor your condition. Please be aware that should your guide deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, they will arrange for you to descend to a lower altitude.
Medical Facilities and Treatment-Medical facilities in Nepal are very limited, particularly outside Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, treatment at international-standard clinics is expensive and up-front payment for services is generally required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment, including evacuation by helicopter.
Alcohol and Caffeine-Alcohol and trekking don't mix. We highly recommend that you limit your alcohol consumption in Kathmandu prior to your trip. Celebrate your achievements after your trek. Both alcohol and caffeine increase dehydration. Limit your intake of both when hiking at high altitudes.
Monsoon-The monsoon season is from June to September and weather conditions can disrupt travel during this time due to flooding and landslides. Disruption of air travel and airport closures are also possible. Be prepared that the itinerary may need to change at short notice.
Lukla Flights-Weather conditions in the Himalayas can change rapidly and we may be forced to change the trip itinerary accordingly. Travelers need to be prepared for all weather conditions.In the Himalayas weather can cancel or delay the scheduled flight(s) to/from Lukla airport. To be sure that you make your trek, or return from it, it may be necessary to make this flight by a chartered helicopter. Helicopters can operate in some weather that aircraft cannot. Should a helicopter be needed, it will be at the expense of the travellers, and not something covered by Mission Eco Trek. Please keep approximately USD 500 (one way) accessible in case this situation presents itself. Hopefully weather delays will not occur, or if they do it will be for a limited time. Should the delays stretch into days and neither helicopter nor flight are a viable option, a collective decision will be made by the group on how to proceed. This is especially true if the delays are prior to the trek, as the original trek may no longer be feasible. We are here to help with this process.
Emergency Fund-Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $700 (or equivalent) cash as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This includes the USD $500 cash emergency helicopter funds.
Drones in Nepal-Please note that drones and the flying of drones are prohibited in Nepal. If you violate these regulations the police may take you into custody.
Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
|Departure Date||Avalability||Duration||Cost/Person||Join Group|
|December 2||Guaranteed||22 days||USD 1850-USD 2450||Join Now|
|December 9||Guaranteed||22 days||USD 1850-USD 2450||Join Now|
|December 16||Guaranteed||22 days||USD 1850-USD 2450||Join Now|
|December 23||Guaranteed||22 days||USD 1850-USD 2450||Join Now|
|December 30||Guaranteed||22 days||USD 1850-USD 2450||Join Now|