‘Three High Passes Trek offers trekking through three high scenic passes Kongma la, Cho la and Renjo la (all above 5300m) in the Everest region.’
Three High Passes Trek
Three High Passes Trek is an adventure you would not want to miss. The trek is a challenging journey enclosed within the highest mountains in the scenic and remote areas of Everest region. Everest Three High Passes trek leads you beyond the villages and human settlements to the awesome remote areas hidden from rest of the world. The trek offers complete wilderness into the pristine environment filled with mountains and glaciers.
The trek provides a complete trekking experience and a fantastic adventure as you walk though the three world highest passes. It is also obvious that the trek rewards you with a breathtaking panorama of mountains.
- Trek through the three world highest passes.
- Experience Everest base camp, Khumbu Ice falls and glaciers.
- Cultural and scenic walks through remote villages with preserved culture and heritages.
- Explore Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Site.
- Exceptional close panorama of giant peaks from Kalapathar.
- Visit to Thyangboche Monastery enriched with ancient Buddhist artifacts.
- Trek from beautiful green alpine woodland and rhododendron to the less explored arctic zones.
- Scenic flights to/from Lukla.
Three High Passes Trek Itinerary
Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport (1,340m) and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for sightseeing tour and trek preparations.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,820m) – 30 mins and trek to Phakding (2,635m) – 4/5 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar with a short hike to support acclimatization.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery (3,867m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,350m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche and short hike for acclimatization.
Day 09: Trek to Chukung (4,730m) and preparation for next day’s trekking through pass.
Day 10: Trek through Kongma la pass (5,535m) and to Lobuche (4,980m) – 7/8 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep (5,180m) and to Everest base camp (5,364m) – 6/7 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Kalapathar (5,545 m) and walk to Dzongla (4,830m) – 6/7 hrs.
Day 13: Trek through Cho-La pass (5,367m) and to Thaknag (4,700m) – 7/8 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,800m) – 4/5 hrs.
Day 15: Trek through Renjo la pass (5,360m) and to Lungden 4,380 m – 6/7 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Thame village (3,880m) via Marling – 6/7 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thamo – 4/5 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Lukla – 5/6 hrs.
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with a free afternoon.
Day 20: International departure for homeward bound.
Due to the geographical diversity and unpredictable climate in the Himalayas, the internal flights are often delayed or cancelled. Weather conditions like heavy rainfall, storms, or fog can disrupt the flights. So, it is wise to spare an extra day or two as buffer days, in case of flight delays and cancellations. Likewise, it is also necessary to note that the weather conditions are great during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. If you have enough time, you can also choose road transportation in such cases.
Nowhere in Himalaya can offer this wonderful experience traversing from one beautiful area to another only on this marvellous and scenic Everest Three High Passes Trekking, where our expert guides to support and lead you to enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.
Beginning our walks after flying into Lukla from the capital Kathmandu, where the route leads you on the same popular trail to Everest base camp, but with some difference as our adventure leads to more extra than normal treks.
The walk leads high to Namche Bazaar with time here to support with acclimatization process and the heading higher Khumbu valley past beautiful Thyangboche and its interesting monastery facing complete views of Khumbu Himal with Everest and magnificent Amadablam.
On leaving green vegetation and tree lines after Thyangboche entering the windswept country heading closer towards high mountains, where walk into beautiful Imjatse valley to cross our first and highest pass of the adventure over Kongma-la to reach famous Everest Base Camp.
After a scenic and tough walk then heading towards Cho-la pass towards beautiful scenic Gokyo valley and its serene glacial lakes, with a pleasant and enjoyable time at Gokyo then adventure leads to traverse the last and final pass over Renjo-la with fabulous views of Everest – Lhotse- Makalu, and Cho-Oyu.
Finally, our great adventure of a lifetime experience completes walking down at Lukla for scenic the short flight back to Kathmandu after an amazing and overwhelming adventure on Everest Three High Passes Trek.
Landing at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, where our guide or staff receives you for the short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with another group member of Everest Three High Passes Trekking, where our guide/leader will brief you with information regarding the treks, about hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts. Evening enjoys grand welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurants with various native cultures as entertainment.
At Kathmandu as a free day where one can join in our interesting sightseeing tour as options, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal steeped with historical and religious monuments of world heritage sites. Afternoon at leisure and preparation for Everest Three High Passes trekking, starting next early morning with a flight to land at Lukla.
As per your flight time for Lukla, usually happens early morning where a short drive takes you Kathmandu airport, after checking in at respective airlines counter with security then board in a small aircraft for scenic short of 30 minutes to land at Lukla small airstrip. During air grand panorama of Himalayan peaks with Everest and Makalu at close distance as the plane heads to the runway to stop at a parking area at Tenzing and Hillary airport in Lukla.
With time here for refreshing stops and then walk starts accompanied by our native guide and porters, beginning with a pleasant start on downhill past Lukla town to reach at Dudh Kosi River valley with Sherpa farm villages as our route leads further encountering prayer walls and spinning bells to reach our first overnight stop at Phakding village.
Our second-day walk is quite long due to the increase in heights as morning starts beyond Phakding entering a river gorge crossing over a bridge to reach a nice lovely village at Monjo with views of Thermasarkhu peaks.
From here short descend to enter at Sagarmatha National Park, where all trekkers have to obtain National Park permits, as TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) pre-obtained in Kathmandu. Sagarmatha a Nepalese name for Everest, where local Sherpa of Tibetan origin languages calls Chomolungma in both words means Great Mother. From here crossing over a bridge to reach at Jorsalle the last village before climbing to Namche Bazaar, at Jorsalle for possible lunch stops and then walks leads towards river banks into lovely woodland of pines and rhododendron after crossing a last high suspension bridge with gradual climb on winding road facing views of Kongde-Kusum Kanguru with Everest and Lhotse to reach at famous Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar located at 3,440 m high with amphitheatre landscapes adorned with the number of well-built houses serving as hotels, lodge, and resorts. At Namche for overnight stops with grand views of Kongde and Thermasarkhu peaks and time for short walks around its streets lined with well-stocked shops and stores and many restaurants and fresh bakeries.
At Namche Bazaar for a rest day to support with acclimatization at this right altitude of above 3,000 m high, on this day taking a short hike to Everest View Hotel above Namche Bazaar, the first Porsche hotels or resort of Khumbu area.
Offers grand views of Everest and Amadablam peaks with other adjoining peaks within beautiful green woodland of tall rhododendron and silver fir trees. Other options will be walking high above Namche at Park Museum area facing mighty views of Everest, Lhotse, and stunning looking Amadablam peaks, with time to visit the museum of great interest with full information of the Khumbu areas for Sherpa culture and history.
From Namche morning a short steep climb to reach a gradual scenic trail, where walk leads on a winding path facing glorious views of Everest with magnificent Amadablam within the cool shade of woodland. As walk progress downhill to reach a bridge over Imjatse River to a small place at Phung-Tenga Situated forest surrounding, a possible lunch stop here where afternoon walk takes you to a climb into the cool shade of the forest and then reaching a small plateau at Thyangboche with an amazing panorama of mountains with Everest in views. At Thyangboche visit its colourful and impressive monastery and witness the priest-Lama and monks actives on prayer with the grand surrounding of tall trees and mountains. Thyangboche a scenic and beautiful spot where once a year in the month of mid-October or November a festival is held called Mani-Rimdu, where you can observe monks adorned on different deity masks wading evil spirits.
Morning walk leads on easy downhill past small place of Deboche and then leaving the green vegetation and tree lines reaching a steel bridge over Imjatse River, where walk leads on an open wide country with magnificent views of Amadablam. A slow uphill reaches you at Pangboche the last permanent village, where other places on the route are a temporary settlement to cater the requirement of travellers and trekkers, as walk proceeds into dry and arid terrain and crossing a small bridge with short steep ups to reach a beautiful Imjatse valley where Dingboche located. At Dingboche staying for overnight with views of stunning Island peak with Nuptse, Lhotse, and Taboche peaks with North Face of Amadablam.
A full rest day at Dingboche for better acclimatization to make sure that every member in the group are well and fit for onward journey to Everest base camp, at Dingboche take a short hike to Nagarjuna hill for great panorama of Imjatse valley with Island, Taboche peaks includes views of world’s fifth highest Mt. Makalu towards east direction. Afternoon rest and enjoy the surrounding views of peaks at ease in the lodge at Dingboche.
After a pleasant and wonderful rest at Dingboche morning a short walk of few hours to reach at Chukung a small settlement with small numbers of lodges, located at the end of scenic Imjatse Valley, as walk leads towards east facing views of Amadablam-Lobuche and towering Island Peak. Finally after a great morning walk with few short down and ups climb reaching at Chukung for lunch and overnight stop, where afternoon you can relax facing mountain views with preparation for next early tough treks over Kongma-la to reach Lobuche.
Starting early morning before the crack of dawn heading back at inner Imjatse valley taking a high Route beneath Lhotse and Nuptse mountains, slowly walk leads to the faint path entering into a Gully in between Nuptse and Pokalde peaks. After much rest then climb towards high Kongma-La at above 5,535 m and 18,159 ft the highest Pass of the adventure, hidden in-between Nuptse, and Mihara peaks, the pass stepped with Rock cairns and Buddhist prayer flags to mark the top. From the pass descend towards Khumbu glacier, walking with care on icy path and moraine following our lead guides, then climb over the rubble of rocks and boulders with downhill to overnight place in Lobuche after a hard-tough walk of the day.
After overnight at Lobuche, morning walk towards Everest Base Camp where walk leads on the pleasant path and then a short climb to reach higher ground. Then back on nice trails reaching a place where you can visit Glass Pyramid place, a metrological station a joint venture with Italian and Nepalese Government, surveying the weather and movement of ice and glaciers. From here acquiring interesting information of the project walk leads towards moraine and ice
above Khumbu massive glaciers and then a short descent to a wide-open field at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges. Gorakshep was an original earlier Everest base camp before it moved further east. After a shortstop and rest heading towards our goal of walking into moraine and rocks to reach Everest base camp in the backdrop of mighty Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. Everest hid between peaks of Lho-la and Nuptse where a tip of Everest can be seen from the base camp, with ever-present views of towering peaks after an exciting moment of the adventure heading back to Gorakshep for last overnight on the highest point of the journey.
Gorakshep located beneath Kalapathar and the lofty peak of Pumori, morning a steep climb heading into a rocky path with a vigorous breathtaking uphill to reach on top the highest spot of the adventure at Kalapathar, situated above 5,545 m facing sweeping panorama of high giant mountains with the view of Pumori and Everest at close distance. After glorious scenic moments descend to Gorakshep and then walk on the same trail back to Lobuche and then at an isolated area in Dzongla, a small settlement with few simple lodges to stay with views of Amadablam-Taboche-Cholatse with other series of peaks.
Morning where our tough adventure takes you on top of the second high pass of the journey, climbing on steep slopes over rocky moraine with some ice-sections (sometimes), the finally reach on top Cho-la, often spelt as Tsho facing grand views of Cholatse-Lobuche East and West peaks with Nirekha peaks. After a wonderful moment and rest, then descend towards Thaknag around Gokyo Valley area, where walk leads over rocks and moraine to reach a lonely and isolated place at Thaknag for an overnight stop before Gokyo Lake.
Morning walks much easier compared to other past days, where our route leads beneath Ngozumba glacier reaching first and then second lakes to reach beautiful areas of Gokyo, where lodges situated above its third big glacial lake. At Gokyo with the free afternoon with views of world 6 the highest Mt. Cho-Oyu that straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet-China. For energetic people can hike up to Gokyo-Ri for the panorama of peaks with Everest and Makalu.
Our last and final great high pass to complete on this day, where early morning walk leads south of Gokyo lake, and then climb over rocks and scree path to reach high Renjo-la offering the super panorama of mountains with Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Makalu towards east includes array mountain range. With the refreshing break on top, then walk downhill past Renjo icy ponds to reach Lungden located close to high Nangpa-la pass that leads to Tibet, at Lungden enjoy rest of the afternoon with views of Kongde peaks.
From Lungden feeling great after crossing all three high passes which makes rest of the journey much easier with a downhill walk to Bhote-Kosi River near small farm village of Marlung and the pleasant trail to reach the nice quiet village in Thame. At Thame enjoy the day visiting its oldest monastery of Khumbu area, an interesting place enriched with ancient artefacts, idols and holy Buddhist books with super views of peaks around.
After a nice overnight stop in Thame, morning an easier walk down and then up following a nice gentle path towards Thamo village, and then back into trees and green vegetation as walk reaches you at famous Namche Bazaar for an overnight stop in its nice lodge.
After a fine morning with mountain views for breakfast, then start walking past Namche Bazaar with long descend to reach the confluence of Imajatse and Bhote Kosi rivers that makes and joins to Dudh Kosi River. A pleasant walk leads to Jorsalle with the last short steep climb to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, after passing the area reaching the ice and lovely village at Monjo for overnight stops.
Our last walking day of the adventure, where walk follows the Dudh Kosi River all the way to Phakding village and then heading towards Ghat and Tade-Kosi small areas with the last climb to reach the main gate of Lukla. After a final climb of the journey rest of the walk is easy going through Lukla town and its markets place to our overnight stop in a nice lodge at Lukla, with time in the afternoon for short walks.
As per our normal morning flight schedule for Kathmandu, transfer to Tenzing and Hillary Airport terminal and then board in respective airlines plane for the sweeping and panoramic flight back to Kathmandu, overlooking tremendous views of mountains as our air journey ends at Kathmandu airport. After checking out then transfer back to your respective hotels with time in the afternoon for leisure moments and individual activities.
After a wonderful time in Nepal with amazing time in high Himalayan mountains with great
adventure on Everest Three High Passes Trekking, with your last day in the country of awesome adventures where our staff and guide transfers you to the airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.
- Arrival airport pick-up transfer
- Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program
- 3 Nights at 3-star standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax, and domestic airport transfer
- Teahouse/Mountain Lodge accommodation during the trek
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Tea or Coffee) during the trek
- Cost of a guide (government certified experienced, fluent English speaker, first aid and eco trained).
- Porter’s cost (one porter for every two members in a group)
- Everest trekking permit/Sagarmatha National Park fee
- All Government and Local body taxes as applicable
- 4-night will provide an attached bathroom with the hot shower during the trek
- Purified drinking water while on a trek
- Down Jacket and sleeping bags (upon request)
- Company duffle bag and a T-shirt (as a souvenir)
- Group medical Kit Box (Diamox and other first-aid medicine carried by a guide)
- An hour trekker's massages upon accomplishing the trek
- Farewell dinner with official staff(HNA)
- Adventure certificate (after completion of the trek)
- Final departure transfer to the airport
Service Not Included
- International Airfare/Nepal Visa
- Monument fees sightseeing place in Kathmandu
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome/farewell dinner
- Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies) Additional hot drinks /bottled drinks/boiled and mineral water
- Electronic device re-charge/Hot shower/Wi-Fi
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
- Tipping to driver and trekking crew
- Anything other expenses not mentioned in 'Service included' section
Meals and Accommodations:
In major cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will get multiple options to choose from, from cheap lodges to extravagant 5 stars hotels. Likewise, you will also get to choose from a wide range of cuisines while in the major cities. However, once you move away from the cities, the options for meals and accommodations in Nepal will become limited. During the treks, the best accommodations available are lodges and teahouses. They provide basic facilities for dining and lodging. These places mostly serve traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhat Tarkari” (rice, pulses, and vegetables). Similarly, there are several other food varieties like Momo, Thukpa, and Thakali food available across Nepal.
Banking, ATM’s, and Money in Nepal:
Nepalese Rupees is the official currency of Nepal. The banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 whereas coins of 1 and 2 are available in Nepal.
While travelling to Nepal, banking and money exchange are not a huge deal in big cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu. When you head to rural areas, the availability of banks, ATMs, and money exchange booths becomes fairly scarce. So, it best to withdraw enough cash and exchange the currency at major cities.
You can also exchange foreign currencies into Nepali Rupees at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You need to be updated about the exchange rates which are available at the official website of Neal Rastra Bank at https://www.nrb.org.np/fxmexchangerate.php.
We will brief you about your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and trekking and we will be giving you information file, and importantly introduced with your tour/trekking guide.
You will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who has to acknowledge about responsible tourism flew of areas and eco-friendly tourism
We also provide an assistant guide (call is Sherpa) if you’re on the group 4-5 people, who are ready to help you with every your situation. Also provide one porter is every two members of the group, and he will be carrying bag pack not more than 25kg. We get our crews’ life get insured.
After your trip is over, we will provide you (HNA) adventure certificate =region.
Size of Group:
Trekking Group Size of minimum 2-10 people. In case you want to travel alone, please do not hesitate to write back to us. We will plan consequently. In the case in your group more than ten people, please let us know so that we can make advance require and improvise plans and itinerary.
Trekking on the Everest Region much difficult as it is even more technical. We give you special priority to its technical sides for as well. For this, we have planned an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know a particular location where you need to stay for rest to acclimatize, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly pace study and so on. In case you get AMS, we have to crews who know how to deal with, it effectively and smartly.
While trekking in Nepal is extremely satisfying, altitude sickness might get a better hold of you at times. The air pressure and oxygen concentration decrease the higher you travel. As such, altitude sickness is an illness that a human body suffers from due to these reasons. The symptoms of the sickness include lack of appetite, nausea, weakness, lightheartedness, sleep disturbance, tiredness, and headache. These symptoms generally appear when moving upwards of the height 2,400 meters from the sea level.
You can adopt different measures to avoid altitude sickness like a walk with a slow and steady pace, avoid smoking, and stop at different stations to acclimatize. Before beginning your trek, make sure you have a first aid kit with ibuprofen or paracetamol and Diamox. If anyone falls victim to altitude sickness, it is necessary to inform the trip leader and descend to a lower altitude. In extreme cases, it might also be necessary to perform Heli rescue and emergency evacuations.
Accidents can happen anywhere so, it is recommended for all the tourists to get travel insurance before visiting Nepal. Depending upon the insurance policy and the company, the insurance will look after tragic like theft, loss or accidental damage of gears and other belongings, baggage, and medical emergencies. Likewise, the insurance should also include helicopter evacuation and any kinds of mishaps that might occur during adventure sporting like bungee jumping, rafting, and zip-lining. No one is capable of foreseeing the accidents, but each individual can by themselves an insurance policy to lessen the effects of the accident.
Internet and Communication:
It is quite easy to access the Internet in Nepal. Using Wi-Fi is a widely used way to communicate and use the Internet. Wi-Fi is easily available in major cities and even in some remote destinations. When trekking to remote locations, Wi-Fi might not always be available; so, using cellular data is the best way to communicate over the Internet. You can buy a Sim-card in Nepal at a reasonable price which allows you to make an international call. Also, you can use mobile data while you are in the areas without Wi-Fi. Telephone, Fax, and newspapers are few other forms of communication in Nepal.
Pre-respond to Altitude Sickness?
Please consult your physician Please keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy
• Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other
• Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide)
Popular Destinations to Visit:
There are numerous travel destinations in Nepal; each with a unique identity and story of its own. Kathmandu is one of such destinations, with dozens of sightseeing to do, eateries to try out, and handicrafts to shop. Next up is Pokhara which enchants its visitors with its serene lakes and the enthralling views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Fishtail ranges. Similarly, Lumbini, Chitwan, Bandipur, and Palpa are few other destinations which are ripe for tours and leisurely vacations. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are two of the most popular destinations for jungle safari and wildlife exploration.
As of adventure sports, Kathmandu and Pokhara offer plenty of choices including rafting, bungee jumping, zip-lining, and paragliding. Likewise, the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions stand out as the prominent destinations for treks, peak climbing trips, and expeditions.
Things to do in Nepal
The nation is considered to be a paradise for trekkers and grants an exciting number of choices. On these treks, you will witness the grand views of the Himalayas and cultural prosperity of the ethnic communities along the trails. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek are two of the most popular treks in Nepal.
For those who are not satisfied with just gazing up to the mountains, you can go for a mountaineering expedition and peak climbing. While expeditions take you to mountains above the height of 6,500 meters, the destinations of peak climbing trips are low-lying peaks which can be summited even by amateurs. Everest (8848m), Annapurna (8091m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) are popular expedition sites whereas Island Peak (6189m), Mera Peak (6476m), and Pisang Peak (6091m) are the notable peak climbing destinations.
Short tours and sightseeing in Nepal are also quite popular among travellers in Nepal. Likewise, adventure sports like rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing, zip-lining, and mountain biking are also among the things that can be done in Nepal.
Trekking Seasons in Nepal
The country lies on the temperate zone and has four distinct climates: spring, summer (with monsoon), autumn, and winter. Normally, the best time to trek in Nepal is during March-May (spring) when the skies are clear, trails are filled blooming flora, and the temperature is just the right.
Another appropriate season is mid-September to November (autumn), during which the temperature is moderate, skies are clear, and mountain views are stunning. The summer season (June – August) is occupied by heavy rainfall increasing the chances of landslides in the hills, while the winter season brings in harsh weather conditions and extreme cold. However, there are treks which can be done during winter and monsoon as well.
Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang regions lie in the rain-shadow area so, they are ideal trek destinations during monsoon. Likewise, easy and low-altitude treks like Ghorepani Poonhill and Tamang Heritage Trek are perfect during the winter season.
(Frequently Asked Questions or Queries):
Actually, Everest Three High Passes is not that tough as it looks and sounds, the only major
factor is going through high altitude above 5,000 m. For this trek where one should be in good physical shape and health and leave the rest to us, we will make it happen with slow and steady walks to accomplish the adventure of a lifetime
Joining for this type of adventure where one should take daily routine of exercise like jogging, swimming, aerobic, long walks for few hours, Jumba or other healthy activities should be done at least 1-2 months before departure for the trek.
Depending upon your time and duration for the trek you can book this trip at least 2-3 weeks ahead from our departure dates for the trek, with advance payment as per the norms and rules of the company. Make sure that you have checked your medical and physical fitness before signing the trip and as well purchasing medical and travel insurance which is very important for this kind of adventurous treks in Nepal Himalaya.
From a minimum 3-4 person in the group with the maximum of 10-15 persons in the group, in some cases we do allow booking for a single person as well, running independently at extra cost than in groups.
As per the season wise, where best time is from March to May when most of the day is clear
with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude and areas.
Where most of the morning till mid-days clears for views and walks, sometimes afternoon can get overcast with chances of light rains and snow. March to May will be lively with wild-flowers in full bloom especially various species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees too short bushes.
Tea-House the word used in early days when there were smaller numbers of lodges on route
trekking, at present each village has more than 10 to 20 good lodges with pleasant rooms
accommodations, serving excellent food menus as per the season wise.
Higher above 4,000 m the lodges are good but due to freezing cold temperatures in night and morning time where they have toilets on the outside, with some inside as common bathrooms and restrooms.
On most of the places do have electricity on route trekking run by hydro-power after Namche and Thyangboche, where much of electric supply is private and individual of the lodge owners with sun / solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as well for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones. Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above Dingboche and some areas due to high peaks and hills, the networks are disturbed in deep areas like around river gorge areas. At present nearly all people in Nepal including remote villages do have an assist to cell-phones with fine network connection only in bad weather, the line can be broken, otherwise, it is fine in working order.
In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital. For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an extra guide to take care of sick clients till he/she recovers on route treks or help them to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Kathmandu.
Meals are served and prepared according to your choice of menu items, all foods are carefully
prepared with much hygiene concern, avoiding from complaints and reputation of the lodges,
as they have been serving for more than two decades to worldwide travelers.
Hearing rumors and seeing for your own self is a different picture, to be honest, some people are not used in Asian and spicy foods, that’s why people could get sick with a change of diets as well. To be on the healthy side before and after the treks is to get advice from your guides what will be the best food to consume while on treks, we strongly suggest staying away from meats items in the first place, as it is not hygienic could be the stale meat of a week time or more. If you go with the vegetarian for sometimes will be the best options to stay healthy till you get immune to local environment and culture.
In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well. In an ever trip of ours, we carry comprehensive medical kits which will be carried by our trekking staff, guides or group leader for common use if required as for your own personal illness, where you doctors might have recommended some medicine to carry with you.
Always abide by the rules of the company and guides/leader, most of the main sickness is
stomach disorder due to change in foods and culture shocks. If people have traveled in Asia
countries and know the food well will be not a problem. Other factors might leads to altitude sickness known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which can happen to any people if they are not careful by walking fast in higher elevation and might catch the symptoms of AMS. We have designed the itinerary days where people can acclimatize well with rest days in a couple of high places before reaching much higher to our goal and highlights. Some people might take Diamox pills, which is often used as high altitude pills, should consult the doctors before taking the right dose, which helps to regulate the flow of blood systems from getting clots in high altitude. Where drinking plenty of fluids, water-juice and rehydration drink including black warm tea also help and taking much rest after getting tired.
Checklist for all season:
- Travel document: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and a passport-sized photo.
- Hand Sanitizer
- Reading/Writing materials
- Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
- First-aid kit (containing lip balm, aspirin/ paracetamol, Band-Aid, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenge, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or
- Ciprofloxacin, antibiotic for
- Giardia, Diamox and any extra
- prescription drugs you are currently taking)
- Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit, candies, and snack foods
- Swiss Army Knife
- Sleeping Bag
- Lightweight towel
- Toiletries (quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clipper, face, and body
- moisturizer, feminine, hygiene
- products, small mirror
- Day pack (with waist straps)
- Alarm clock and
- Insect repellent
- Earplugs and eye mask
- Small padlock
- Refillable water bottle
- Sun hat Sunglasses, Scarf
- Bag Liner
- Sewing kit
- Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
- Running shoes or sandals
- Comfortable walking shoes
Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Underwear and shorts
- T-Shirt 2 Or 3
- Long sleep shirt
- (Special Checklist for summer)
- Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
- Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)
- Special Checklist for winter and High Altitude:
- 34. Layered clothing /Thermals and extra warm clothing during winter (December-March)
- 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
- Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
- Down jacket or down vest
- Fleece Or wool trousers/pants
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens
- wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
- A four-season sleeping bag/sleep
- sheet Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Gaiter (optional)
- Special Checklist for summer
- Lightweight wool
- Umbrella/waterproof jacket and
- trousers (May—September)
- Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
- Water bottle