Day 01: Well Come to Nepal/Arrival in Kathmandu - 1,300m/4,264 ft
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu, at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) you will be greeted by a representative from All Nepal Hiking. All Nepal Hiking display board will be appears with our representative at the arrival gate. You will be then transfer to the selected Hotel. Our representative will explain in brief you about the Everest three high passes trek. You may ask our guides if you’ve any query regarding the trek. Our staffs will also assist you for the trek preparation. In the evening, ANH offers you well-come dinner in a classic Nepali restaurant for traditional cousin. D
Day 02: Kathmandu: Escorted Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Just after your breakfast our city guide will come to receive you with private coach to start city tour to a number of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are UNESCO listed, World Heritage Sites; including the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath stupa) which is one of the large Stupa in the world. In the evening there will be a pre-trip meeting with our trek leader, other crews and other participants of this trek. All Nepal Hiking will briefs in details of your queries in any. B
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla [2840 m/9320] - Phakding [2,652m/8,700ft]: 40 minutes flight, 3 - 4 hrs trek
Our trekking crews will come to pick you up from your Hotel to Domestic Terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), an entryway destination from where our trek begins. 40 minute Flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains after an adventurous to arrive at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Tenzing-Hilary air strip is the rare shaped airstrip in the world culminating in an impressive landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. We meet our other crew members and before some packing and arrangements we may have rest, we start our trek through the well-off village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To get used to the Height we don’t hike after Phakding. Breakfast Lunch, Dinner (B,L,D)
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar [3440 m/11,280 ft]: 5 - 6 hrs trek
The day begins with a walk along the Dudh Kosi. We cross Dhudh kosi several times by suspended bridge, a brez of pine forest, river sounds and might see some of wild animals too. Good vies of Kwangde, Everest, Thamseru.The path raises gently. On several occasions, we cross the river, pass the village Jorsale (2805 m) then begin a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. Half an hour later, we can see Everest. We arrive at Namche early to get to know the famous Sherpa village and its inhabitants. Some shops and traders sell Tibetan jewelry and handicrafts from Tibet. Each week is an important market in Namche where farmers sell their crops ar¬¬¬ound wheat, maize, millet, etc. (BLD)
Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar
We are taking two acclimatization days in this scheduled Everest three high passes trek. First day is in Namche, we can visit Sagarmatha National Park’s headquarter, Sagarmatha is Nepali Name for everest. Location of National Park Head Quarter is in the Hill Top from where we can see Spectacular views of mt, Amadablam, Kwangde, Thamserku, Kusum Kanggaru Everest and Lhotse. Green Views of National Park from the Hill Top and collected materials from entire Khumbu region. National park office displays to learn about world famous legends in Mountaineering. Also know more about the Sherpa People, custom, and mountaineers. We ascend up to Syamgboche Airstrip, Located in 4200 m Height, one of the highest Airstrip in the world and to the view point and to Khumjung Village with its Museam , Hilarry’s School, Khunde Hospital, late evening, get back to Namche Bazzar. BLD
Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Thame [3800m/12470ft]: 4 - 5 hrs
Today, first we hike to the east ridge of Namchhe bazaar, One the left hand side we can see Kwangde Ri(6187 m) along the river side Greenly Pine forest seems great in such a height. Kusum Kangaru on the Back side of Namche bazar and Rocky cliff, Khumbi La on the right . We then descend through forest. Vally get wider. First settle ment is Phorte, and then and a small town Samde, bit further Bhotekosi (3650 m). appear and crossing the river over through the bridge and to reach Thame. BLD
Day 07: Thame to Marulung (4210m/13810ft): 5 - 6 hrs
In the clear Sky, The views from the Thame are Spectacular surrounding by snow capped Mountains. After Breakfast we continue to Marulung. We can notice that we are getting into no tree lines, or less vegetations, the trail to Marlung is peace and isolated, we cross the Bhotekoshi, Views of kwangde Ri looks great again. Gently raising trails end us our hike today at Marlung. BLD
Day 08: Marlung to Lungden (4380m/14370): 2 - 3 hrs
It is short Hike for today from Marlung to Lungden, we ascends a bit further up through the small stream we hike 2 to 3 hours to Lungden. BLD
Day 09: Lungden - Renjopass [5360m/17580ft]-Gokyo [4800 m/15,744 ft]: 8 - 9 hrs
Today we hike over Renjo-La, the first pass of our three high passes trekking in Everest region. As we ascend to the Renjo-La we get the marvelous views of the surroundings. The Rays of Sun on the top of the world The Everest, Lhotse, Taboche Cholatse, the stunning views in life time.We walk to Gokyo village via Ngozump glacier an easy descend anyway, BLD
Day 10: Gokyo - Hike to Gokyo Ri [5357 m/17,570 ft]
Today we take it easy and get used to the height one more time at Gokyo while see the sights the fifth lake passing another forth lake. At this stage, we enjoy the great views of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. In clear sky, we grab the opportunity to scale Gokyo Ri today instead of next day to enjoy the scene from the best viewpoint of Everest Region. Moreover, Gokyo is not only popular for its grand view from Gokyo Peak but also for the six lakes which it hosts. Definitely we would not miss the chance to observe the fourth (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lakes (Ngozuma Tsho). If interested, we climb on a hill at the edge of the Lakes to get astounding views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. Hiking up to Gokyo Ri rewards breathtaking views of sunrise over the Himalayas. Upon exploring the Gokyo Ri area, we get back to the camp for rest. We enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by panoramic mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, K 43, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse, and Pumori. (BLD)
Day 11: Gokyo to Thaknak [4750 m/15,580 ft]: 5 - 6 hrs
Through the glacier we trek to Thaknak, Thaknak is also called Dranag. Then, we take the route through the Ngozumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side. Continuing further and traversing along the edge of that mountain, we descend down to Thaknak. On the trek, we enjoy the glorious views of Cho Oyu, Gokyo Ri, and surroundings mountains, moving Glaciers wonderful valleys. (BLD )
Day 12: Thaknak-Cho La-Dzongla [4830m/15840ft]: 7 - 8 hrs
Today, we trek to the Cho La Pass. The second pass of our Everest three high passes trek. ChoLa pass is also another show up of this journey. It is going to be one of the toughest days of the trip. The pass is not itself difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocky; ice adds trouble to the trekkers making the trail slippery. Our trail climbs through a gorge and a rocky trail. We climb up constantly up from bottom.otherside of the pass have excellent views of Mt Amadablam Mt. Cholatse, Lobuche peak and the Pheriche village far below. (BLD)
Day 13: Dzongla to Lobuche [4940 m/16,207 ft]: 4 - 5 hrs
Today we trek gently and might start a bit late too. Labuche is not very far and trails mostly flat, enjoying views along the way to Lobuche, while we walk we witness an immense view of Mt Pumori and surrounding landscape. B, L, D
Day 14: Lobuche to Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft] - Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] - Gorak Shep: 8 - 9 hrs
We trek to Gorak Shep through the side moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. A small ascent to Thangma Riju from where we pick out 360 degree vista of snowy mountains. Ascends steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. When we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains alarming all around us including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake, Back to Gorakchhep in the evening and overnight in guest house. BLD
Day 15: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar [5545 m/18,192 ft] - Lobuche [4940 m/16,207 ft]: 7 - 8hrs
Early morning hike to catch the impressive views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day immaculate on Mt. Everest. However, we need to get equipped for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -15 C ,Sun rays over on the world’s top mountains, 360 degrees vista will be life time unforgettable. We descend to Gorakchhep after breakfast, we continuing to Lobuche. BLD
Day 16: Lobuche - Kongma La [5,535m/18,159ft] – Chhukung [4,730m/15,518ft]: 6 - 7 hrs
Today we trek through Khumbu Glacier to reach Kongma La. In the Elevation of 5000m, there is an Italian Research Centre. We will again see the mesmerize views of surrounding mountains such as Makalu Ama Dablam Cholatse, Pokalde, Nuptse, Lhotse. The trail is stony while we descends Niyang Khola valley, then we enjoy excellent Views of Amphu lapcha pass and Island Peak before we reach Chhukung. BLD
Day 17: Chhukung to Tengboche[3860 m/12,660 ft]: 5 - 6 hrs
Chhukung is popular destination for the starting gate way to Island Peak and views from Chhukung Ri are great too. We descend to Dingboche and to Pangboche, pangboche have oldest Monastery entire Khumbu region and an old settlement of the region.we continues down vai bank of Dhudh Kosi River, river origins from Khumbu glaciers and from island peak. Today we are back to tree line, and at the end we hike up to Tengboche from Diboche. We may visit to a famous Monastery of the region in the late evening for evening Pooja ceremony. BLD
Day 18: Tengboche to Namche Bazzar: 5 - 6 hrs
After having breakfast we walk to a little view point to have great views of Amadablam. Then we descend through a pine forest and having encounter with some of the wild animals like mountain Goat, colorful Pheasants, leopards, and many different types of birds etc. while we cross Dhudh Kosi River again and steep up to with colorful Bhuddist flags and Chorten along the way and get to Namche Bazar. A min touristic place, enjoy running hot shower, shopping, bakery, music and pools etc. BLD
Day 19: Namche Bazzar to Lukla: 6 - 8 hrs
Today is the last day of walk, trail is familiar to you that you have walked same trail but different directions, and so be careful with loose stony trail while descend. We trek through the Forest, Army check points on the way, beautifully cultivated zone and fruit garden along the way. Gorgeous Sherpa village can be seen with colorful Chorten and praying flags. The last hour of your trek to Lukla will be steep up. Relax,, shopping, outing. BLD
Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 min flight
Early Morning flight to Kathmandu, you can imagine how Busy Lukla air port is! Get to warm Kathmandu after our long trek from Himalaya, Rest and relax, if any, you can visit some of the monuments that you are interested. Shuvenier hunting, for friends and family, we can visit Touristic hub Thamel. Guide from All Nepal Hiking can be assisted to take you to palce you want6 for.or Guide will explain and possibly place and things to buy. At the evening we will have memorable Dinner together for the completing Everest three high passes trek. BLD
Day 21: Final Departure or Join next program
Today is leisure day if you have evening flight, last minute shopping, visiting heritage monuments. A representative from All Nepal Hiking will come to your Hotel and drop you to Tribhuban International airport (TIA) by private vehicle 3 hours earlier than your take off time. Farewell or you can join next trip.
Note: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight might get delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may happen even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Himalayan Glacier upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.
In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
Accommodation during trekking
In Everest, Annapurna and Langtang trekking region we offer you accommodation in tea house (local lodge). A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type of the western version. Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them also have hot water for shower. But you will by charge by hotel owner using hot water shower.
Meals during trekking
In Tea House trekking you will usually have breakfast and dinner in the lodge; lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants
Safe Drinking Water in Trekking
We suggest you to drink boiled filter water. For boiled water ask to lodge people which might cost little during whole period of trekking or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. Several guesthouses have Euro-guard filters as well. Although mineral water is available in most places which is better choice and there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, but we encourage the guests to do what they can protect the environment.
Trekking Team (Guide, Porter)
We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. He is selected in terms of his professionalism. Remember that trekking guides are local citizens and their English may be basic and limited to trek related topics. About porters, they carry your luggage. They are also local citizens. Normally one porter carries 20 to 25 kg of stuff. Normally we provide one porter for two trekkers.
We suggest you to bring following equipment when you come to Nepal for trekking. The list can be adjusted according to your needs, name of trekking and time of your trekking. Please remember that during trekking your luggage will be carried out by porter. One porter carries luggage of two people. So if you are more than one, he will carry 12 to 15 kg of your stuff.
- Hand sanitizing lotion
- Reading/writing material
- Camera & Binoculars
- Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.
- Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets
- Money: travelers cheques/cash/credit card
- Spare Boot Laces
- Sleeping Bag
- Light weight Towel
- Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day
- Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Litre
- Gloves - wool or fleeced
- Sewing Kit
- Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
- Umbrella especially in summer (May to September)
- Comfortable trekking shoes
- Running shoes or sandals for evening
- Wool jumper / sweater / fleece. Lightweight
- Down jacket
- Fleece Jacket
- T Shirts 2 or 3 - Long Sleeved
- Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
- Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit
- Extra warm clothing/ thermals
- Medicine (Prescription drugs if you are taking daily, lip salve, aspirin, band aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea)
Note: If you don't have good equipment and are not available in home country, it can be bought or rented from trekking shops in Kathmandu, Nepal. The equipment is often top quality. Although daily rental charges are reasonable, a large deposit may be required.
Weather & climate
Weather and climate varies as per season in Nepal.
Autumn (mid-September to end-November)
Autumn is the most popular time to trek. During this time, the weather is clear with mild to warm days and cold nights. However, in the higher altitude, the nights drop into freezing temperature. In this season, the mountains views are clear.
Winter (end-November through March)
It is also possible to trek during winter, from December until the end of February. Daytime temperatures will be cooler; however, the nights will often be very cold. The days are generally clear but occasional winter storms can bring snow as low as 2500m. Early October through late November is also the busiest period for trekking. But in mid-winter (January through March), trekking is more challenging in the high altitudes with semi-regular snowfall followed by more winter storms, which break the long fine periods. The mid-December to mid-February is the coldest time.
Spring and early summer (mid-March through May)
During this period the mornings are usually clear but afternoon cloud build-up brings occasional showers. The days are mix up with warm and rain, which displays wildflowers like rhododendrons. The whole country is lush and an abundant green at this season. This period instigate the second most popular and pleasant trekking season as this is rice-planting time. Late-march into April is especially beautiful. It is also a good time for climbing as the high passes are usually snow free and the mountain views are still clear in April. Up to May, the weather becomes hazy and disturbed with the clouds.
The monsoon (June to mid-September)
From June to early September, is the monsoon season. Generally the morning is cloudy and cloud wisps form on random ridges and peaks. Trekking at this time of year is generally difficult and uncomfortable as the weather is hot and it rains almost every day. The trails become muddy and are often leech-infested and the mountains are usually obscured by cloud. During April and May, there is an expectation of thunderstorm, hail shower and strong winds among the fine periods. There are, however, possibilities for summer trekking in the trans-Himalayan regions of mustang, Dolpo and Tibet. These regions lie in a rain-shadow and therefore receive significantly less precipitation than the more southerly areas.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Tea house Trekking
Most lodges provide hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water only but availability of hot water can ask to your trekking guide. For ecological reasons please try to limit your use of hot water unless if you are provide solar - heated water. Please note that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is rare chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilets are usually Asian squat style and vary in how clean they are. Normally toilets are outside the lodge but now some lodges have attached or indoor toilets. The rubbish bin in the toilet is kept for your used toilet paper.
Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek
You can recharge your batteries with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 – 240 volt 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay small amount fee/hour for recharging facilities.
Risk & Liabilities
We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey in this connection, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant. The entire programs are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of the country’s own policies.
All Nepal Hiking Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Land slide, road blockage, and flood and other natural calamities, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident. Any extra cost due to those reasons incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the sports.
Walking in a day
During trekking you do walking 7-8 hours a day with lunch breaks along the trail. The maximum altitude is depends upon which trek you are going. In Nepal the maximum altitude of most of the trekking is within range of 3500m to 5000m.
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.All Nepal Hiking Pvt. Ltd. shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects. We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese national. We advise you when you come to Nepal; please bring your insurance documents.
Health & Veccinations
For trekking Nepal you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. However we suggest you some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on journey. We advise you to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information before departure. We recommend you to carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. We advise you to carry sufficient drugs which you are taking daily for specific health problems.
Passport and Visa
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visa can be obtained from Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests they take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. To get Nepalese visa you should bring valid passport and two passport size photos. The validity and visa fee is as follows:
Visa Valid Fee
15 days US$ 25
30 days US$ 40
90 days US$ 100
High Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally over exertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics. Click here for more information about altitudes sickness (Add link of Altitude sickness of left banner)
Accommodation in Kathmandu
We have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria: standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. Normally for trekkers we give three star level hotels in Kathmandu as well as in Pokhara (For Annapurna Trekking). All accommodation is based on twin sharing with breakfast.