3 passes Trek

Trip Duration 19
Max Altitude 5550M
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Time for Visit March to May, Sep to February

Trip Overview

It is one of the most authentic adventure trek in Everest facilitating the crossing of 3 different high passes which not counted on the standard Everest trail, Renjo La (5,388m/17,513ft), Cho La (5,380m/17,650ft) and Kongma La (5,535m/18,159). Everest Base Camp Trek via crossing three high passes designed for adventurers. It is popular for its spectacular sceneries of surrounding mountains and the risk involved while crossing the glacieted crevasses. The continuous trekking/hiking on the mountains can be tiresome. After the long day of trek, the hospitality and service offered by the local inhabitants (Sherpa) can make your night pleasant.

Highlights of 3 - Passes Trek

The typical trail of trekking in Nepal, that goes up and down the rolling hills so many times like the waves in a ocean. The landscapes including the Himalayan panorama, that gradually comes closer and becomes more wonderful as the trek goes higher to Everest Base Camp. Also, the views of deep Dudh Koshi River Valley blended so well with the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park

The authentic Sherpa culture in the mountainous villages that we encounter during our Everest Base Camp Trek and the warm hospitality of the families of inborn mountaineers. The highland monasteries, the sacred maniwalls engraved with Buddhist prayers, colorful prayer flags portraying spirituality, the memorials, chortens and the every aspect that demonstrates Tantric Buddhism of Nygingma Pa Sect.

The floral and faunal biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park.Kalapattar for the whole view of Everest. The glacial walk over Khumbu Glacier that extends from Khumbu Icefall. The most important highlight the Everest Base Camp itself. The Gokyo Lakes and the Gokyo Ri from where 360 degree of Himalayan Panorama is seen. Three major passes which can be an experience of your lifetime. The Kongma La pass is the highest pass among them. Cho La pass is an Icy and interesting glacier crossing of Ngozumpa before the pass, whereas, Renjo La pass recently found by an experienced Sherpas. This is a fusion of adventure and ethnic Himalaya culture at its best.

 Trip Highlight

  • Evening Photography Tour at Pashupatinath Ghat and Boudhanath (UNESCO World Heritage Sites and important Hindu and Buddhist religious sites)
  • Trek a circuit around the entire Everest region
  • World’s Dangerous Airport of Nepal: Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla
  • Amazing views of the highest mountains in the world
  • Ancient monastery in Tengboche
  • Sagarmatha National Park: UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • The wide range of flora and fauna
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopard, and Himalayan Thar
  • Hike up to 6 places above 5,000 meters – Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,420m), Renjo La (5,360m), Everest Base Camp (5,364m), Kala Patthar (5,550m), and Gokyo Ri (5,360m)
  • Walk on glaciers – Imja Glacier, Khumbu Glacier, and Ngozumpa Glacier, Nepal’s longest glacier
  • Longest Glacier in Nepal; Ngozumpa Glacier.
  • Highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4900m)
  • Amazing panoramic view from Kala Patthar (5,555m)
  • A scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Famous Sherpa town in the Everest region – Namche Bazaar
  • Nepal’s highest airport Syangboche
  • Stunning views from Gokyo Ri
  • One of the world’s highest hotels – Everest View Hotel
  • Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Valley
  • This trip will take you through the Gokyo valley’s five frozen lakes.
  • In addition to the experience, you will gain an intimate understanding of the Sherpa culture in the Himalayas.
  • Pass by mountain villages, where you will get to see the lifestyle of the locals
  • Spellbinding view of mountains from the three high passes (Kongma La, Cho La & Renjo La)
  • Cross three 5000m challenging passes- Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,420m), and Renjo La (5,360m).
  • Explore Everest Base Camp, the base of Mt. Everest
  • Witness Panoramic View Four Highest Mountains in the World, Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,153m) & Lhotse (8,516m).
  • Witness gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar
  • Spend a night in picturesque Gokyo village and explore stunning Gokyo Lakes
  • Get to see breath-taking views of the Himalayan mountains and sceneries, unlike any other place
  • Leave the crowds of the Everest Base Camp trek behind


Altitude: 1350m/4428ft On arrival at Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveller’s recommended Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you your upcoming Trek with us and introduce our trekking guide. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft Half day sightseeing and trek preparation

After breakfast depart for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the “City of Temples” to Visit Durbar Square (place of Palaces) with the Kasthamandap temple (Name of Kathmandu is derived of Kasthamandap), Kumari Ghar (Home of Living Goddess), Kal Bhairav, Hanuman Dhoka and Taleju Temple. Afterwards we will take you to visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, said to be one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in the world, which is majestically set high on a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. After that continue tour to visit Patan (City of Fine Arts) including Patan Durbar Square, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), etc. Also visit the Tibetan Handicraft Centre where you can see the art of making carpets by the Tibetan refugees. Evening back to the hotel and overnight stay.

35 minute Trans Himalayan flight Altitude: Lukla at 2800m/9184ft & Phakding (2652m/8698ft)

Distance of walking: Approx of 8 Km/3 to 4 hours

As per flight time, our Guide will meet you in to your hotel and takes you to the domestic airport to fly in to Lukla. It is scenery flight about 35 minutes, once you get in to the Lukla, breakfast at the lodge and prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. It is few up downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Altitude: 3440m/11283ft Distance of walking: 10-12 Km/5-6 hours

After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. Stay overnight at the Lodge.

Altitude: 3440m Acclimatization Day

Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Muesuem and monastery as per your interest and time.  Stay overnight at Namche.

Altitude: 3800m Distance of walking- 3 to 4 hours

After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is easy walk through the valley. Thamo is a small Sherpa village. After exploring the village, the trail leads continue to Thame. After lunch, rest a little while and explore the Sherpa village and its culture. There is small Hydro power where you can visit. Stay overnight at the Lodge.

Altitude: 4137m Distance of walking: 4 to 5 hours

After breakfast at the lodge, an easy walk to Marlung through the Bhote Koshi River where you can have short break. Then the trail leads uphill to Lumde through the dry valley. It is an interesting walking with enjoying the views of the snow peaked mountains and the valley. Today you won’t see Sherpa village because Thame is the last village of the valley. Once you get in to the village, hike a bit higher than the place where lodge is located to get acclimatize. Stay overnight at the Lodge.

Altitude at Renjo la Pass: 5465m/17,929ft  Altitude at Gokyo Lake: 4800m/ 15748ft Distance of walking: 7-8 hours

After breakfast the trail leads uphill for an hour and half and then easy walk for a while. At the end, there is hard climb to get to the top of the Renjo La from where you will have an awesome view of Mt. Everest with Mt.Nuptse with surrounding peaks. You will also see Gokyo lake which breathtaking views. From the top of the Renjo La the trail drops down to the Third Lake (Gokya lake) and get in to the lodge. After time to get rest at the lodge at Gokyo, short climb to the ridge from where you will explore the Glacier which is amazing looking with its small glacier lakes. Stay overnight at Gokyo lodge.

Altitude: 4750m/15580ft Distance of walking: 3 hours

This is an easy day but we suggest you to start early because you will have to walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. By the time of crossing this glacier you will hear many sounds of the rock falling in to the small glacier lake. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get in to the Thaknak, better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Altitude: 5367m/17604ft Distance of walking: 6-7 hours

Today is the hardest day of the trip. Start your day just after the breakfast which is steep climbing for a while and the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist  prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains. There is icy part for a while and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Zungla. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Altitude: 5,160m/16,929ft Distance of walking: 5-6 hours

After hot breakfast at the lodge, an easy downhill for a while and few up and down to the Lobuche. Then the trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up downs, you will reach at Gorekshep which is located at the bottom of Kalapatthar. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Altitude: 5,357m/17,575ft Distance of walking: 6-7 hours

This is a day which will fulfil your dreams to visit the base camp of the highest peak in the earth. It is 3 hour walk through the ridge of the Khumbu glacier. You will enjoy the surrounding views of the glacier and mountains. There are Buddhist prayer flags which are the symbol of the Base Camp. During the climbing season there will be many tends with colourful looking around. After exploring around, trek down to the lodge and remaining of the day chill out at the lodge. Stay overnight.

Altitude: Kalapathar at 5545m Distance of walking: 6-7 hours

Today you will have to start your day without breakfast in the morning which is 2 hour hike up to the Kalapatthar, the greatest view point of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori , Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamerserku, Mera Peak and many more. After taking many photographs, trek down to the lodge at Gorekshep for breakfast and continue your walk down to Lobuche. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Altitude: 4,730m/15,518ft Distance of walking: 6-7 hours

After breakfast at the lodge, your day will start walking through Khumbu glacier towards east. After crossing the glacier and river the trail leads up to the pass which is the highest pass of this trip. There will be no tea shop and water resource so that you will have to carry few bottles of water to drink. After hard climb to the top, the trail drops steep down to the Chukung valley where your day ends. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Altitude: 3,867m/12684ft Distance of walking: 5-6 hours

Today is an easy day which is downhill through the valley. The trail continues leads down to the Dingboche then after the walking valley gets change through few Sherpa villages. After Pangboche village the trail drops down to the river and cross the bridge. After that the trail leads up to the Tengboche where the oldest Monastery situated on the top of the hill. Evening visit Monastery, see the Buddhist chanting ceremony and overnight at the lodge.

Altitude: 3440m/11,284ft  Distance of walking- 4-5 hours

Today your day starts walking steep downhill through the Rhododendron forest. Once you get at the bottom of the hill, cross the bridge and steep climbing through the pine and Juniper forest to the Khumjung. After explore the village at Khumjung,Lunch and continue walk to the Namche Bazzar for overnight.

Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft  Distance of walking: 18-20 Km/6 to 7 hours

After breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Monju. Again some formalities had to be done at the check post of the National park at Monju then continue walk to the Phakding for the lunch. After that your last day of the trek continue to the Lukla. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft 35minute Trans Himalayan flight

Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So guide will do all airport formalities by the time you can have a breakfast at the lodge. Your luggage will get in to the airport already with the help of our sherpas and porters. Once guide get news about your flight arrival at Lukla airport, will call you to watch how the small aircraft get lands in to the small airstrip. After quick photograph, get in to the airport and straight away get in to the plane to fly out to Kathmandu. Once you are at the airport at Kathmandu, guide will assist to get in to your hotel by private vehicle.

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft Free day for shopping and departure After breakfast in to your hotel, we will drop you at the airport to take your onward flight as per time. If you have late flight, you will have time to do last minute shopping if you deserve. Otherwise we will have to say you good bye.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) tickets and airport departure taxes
  • Total 16 nights (Five nights at Lukla, Phakding and Namche(3N), rooms with a private attached bathroom, Eleven nights standard rooms at Thame, Lungden, Gokyo (2 N), Dzongla, Lobuche (2 N), Chhukung, Gorak Shep, Thangnak, Pheriche.
  • All standard meals (17 lunches, 16 dinners, and 17 breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government licensed, English Speaking, experienced Friendship World trek leader (12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porters for trekkers luggage. One porter for two trekkers. 18kg maximum weight limit for a porter. One trekker luggage limit – 9kg.
  • Guides and porters coverage – meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and necessary equipment
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official Expenses
  • Souvenirs – Friendship World Trek t-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking certificate of appreciation after a successful trek
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner before and after the end of the trek

Price Excludes

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days – $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by things beyond the company’s control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in “What is included?”

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Equipment list for Everest 3 High Passes Trek

Here is the complete list of items you will require during the trek. We advise you to carry the essentials as your luggage limit is capped at 9 kg. We provide one porter for every two trekkers. Hence, we encourage you to find a fellow trek partner and pack both things in a duffle bag of over sixty liters. You can store excess luggage at our store for free.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes


  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves


  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Light weight cotton pants
  • T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants


  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trekking)


  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Everest Three High Passes Trek Cost, Difficulty, Accomodation, Insurance & Best Time

Arrival (free airport pickup)

We provide free airport transfer from the airport to a hotel during arrival and vice-versa during departure for our clients taking part in Everest 3 Passes Trek.

Our representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport, holding a pamphlet with your name.

As a welcome gesture, they will either present you with a Khada or a marigold garland. Then, they will take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. We provide this service so you will not feel alone in a foreign country.

Trek start

You will arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport and stay at your hotel.  Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu are excluded from the package.

Early in the morning,  on your trip departure date, you will take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This trip package covers Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flights.


The Everest Three Pass Trek is a 17-day-long hike with 16-night stays at the best possible lodges in the Everest region.

You will be staying five nights at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche (3N) in rooms with a private attached bathroom and eleven nights in standard rooms at Thame, Lungden, Gokyo (2 N), Dzongla, Lobuche (2 N), Chhukung, Gorak Shep, Thangnak, Pheriche (twin sharing). You can enjoy hot showers in these lodges by paying a small fee.

You may require a two-night hotel stay before and after the trek, but it is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and tastes.



Everest 3 High Passes Trek takes place at high elevations, and your body needs enough nutrition. We ensure that you get enough nutritious food throughout the trek.

We will provide 17 breakfasts, 17 lunches, and 16 dinners during the trek.

We hand-select the lodges for fresh, hygienic, tasty, and nutritious food. The menu consists of traditional, Asian, and Western cuisine, but as we climb up, the menu becomes shorter.

Make sure to try Nepali foods – Dal (lentil), Bhat (rice), Tarkari (curry), Momos (dumplings), and Chowmein (noodles).

We highly recommend you take lots of liquids – green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup(must). Similarly, we advise you to eat fresh vegetables.

Though plenty of non-veg items are available in the trek regions, we do not recommend them because the meat may not be hygienic. We also encourage you to avoid dairy items, alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates.

All personal bills (alcoholic drinks, hot (tea, coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges or cafes, except standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.



The luggage weight limit is 9 kg per trekker. One porter will carry two trekkers’ luggage. We do not allow our porters to carry more than 18 kg. If you want to bring more luggage, we can arrange a porter for you.

We expect you to carry a regular backpack for valuables and essential documents. You can store excess luggage at the Friendship World Trek store for free.


Typical day

Almost daily, you will experience trekking on the fantastic trails, exploring new places, enjoying the sceneries, taking pictures, and seeing traditional settlements.

Throughout your trek, our experienced and friendly Sherpa guides will accompany you. They will share information and historical facts about the places you visit. The porters will carry your luggage.

The day starts with an early breakfast. Then we will pack our bags and set off on that day’s trek from around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on trek duration and nature. After trekking for three to four hours, you will have lunch, rest for about an hour, and continue the trek.

The afternoon walk is generally shorter – about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food, then explore nearby places.

You will have dinner between 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner, you can indulge in friendly conversations with your team members. Your expedition leader/guide will brief you about the next day’s plan.

After this briefing, and before going to bed, you have time to enjoy onboard games like Monopoly and cards or watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most foreigners choose to learn some common Nepali words.


Electricity and water

Throughout the Everest region lodges, electricity is available and you can recharge your camera and mobile. However, you need to pay for the service.

You can buy packed mineral water from local lodges and en-route shops or fill your bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. FWT provides water purification pills if you need them.

You shouldn’t drink water from the rivers, taps, or wells in trek regions because water might not be drinkable.



On the Everest 3 High Pass Trek, you can use the internet in the lodges you will be staying in for a small charge. However, at high altitudes, we use phones for safety purposes.

Friendship World Trek remains in contact with all the trekking teams through trek leaders at least once daily via mobile.

Depending on the network, you might get phone signals, but they may not be strong enough. You can buy a local SIM card in Kathmandu.


Tipping is at travelers’ discretion and should reflect on the service quality, trek length, and trek cost. Nepali culture accepts tips as a way to show gratitude. We recommend you tip at the end of the trip and collectively as a group.

Trek End

On the last day at the trek region, early morning, we will take you to the Lukla Airport for a flight back to Kathmandu.

The flight will take around forty minutes. After arriving in Kathmandu, you are free to spend your time as you like. Later in the evening, we will host a farewell dinner.


After completing the Everest 3 High Passes Trek, Friendship World Trek will organize a farewell dinner. After dinner, we will present you with a trek completion certificate, and you will also get a chance to give us feedback.

Useful Info

There is a slight chance that the flights to Lukla or from Lukla get postponed due to bad weather. Hence, we advise you to add two extra days for this trip. This ensures that you will not miss your international flight back home.

If you want, you can reserve a helicopter but it will cost you around 500 to 1000 USD. In rare cases, due to circumstances beyond our control, such as bad weather, or landslides, we might need to alter the itinerary. If the itinerary needs adjustment, we try our best to diminish the effects.

Trip extension

After completing your trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. You can use your free time exploring Kathmandu and nearby places. There are other options, such as Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, and canoeing.


We hope you enjoyed your stay in Nepal. On the departure date, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you enjoyed your trek in Nepal and will be back for more exciting adventures.

Trek season

The weather is the most decisive factor for a successful Everest Base Camp trek through three high passes. Though you can get a live forecast of the Everest Region here, we cannot be sure.

However, locals and adventurers trek to Everest Base Camp throughout the year, but trekking is easy in certain seasons – mainly spring and autumn when the skies are clear, and there is no rain.

The magic of the clear azure sky allows you to enjoy the most spectacular vistas without fighting the cold during Spring and Autumn.

The trek gets challenging during winter and monsoon, but some trekkers are attracted to these challenges. Friendship World Trek conducts 3 high passes treks throughout the year.

  • January to February
    It is the coldest season – especially from early January to February, with heavy snowfall and cold temperatures, mainly at night. If you are allergic to colds, we advise you not to trek during these months.

Temperature: 15°C to -15°C

  • March to April
    This is one of the best seasons for Everest 3 High Passes Trek. During this time, you can see stunning views of Himalayan ranges and glaciers. The Spring Season begins in March, the weather warms up, and suddenly the dormant flora and fauna become active. It is a busy trekking season.

Temperature: 18 °C to -12 °C

  • May to June
    This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Rainfall in Nepal starts at the end of June till mid-August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.

Temperature: 25°C to -5 °C

  • July to August
    The rainfall hits its peak during this time at altitudes below 3500 meters. There are chances that the flights from and to Lukla may get canceled during this time. However, during this period, you will still find trekkers on the trails, and the rainfall provides spectacular views of the waterfall. The Everest 3 High Passes Trek gets a bit difficult but not impossible. FWT conducts treks this season too.

Temperature: 27°C to 5°C

  • September to October
    This is also one of the perfect seasons for Everest 3 High Passes Trek. As the monsoon slowly ends, clear skies appear, and a favorable trekking climate sets in. The temperature rises to 20 degrees in the daytime and falls to 5 degrees at night. If you are looking for an easy Everest 3 high passes trek, this is the season for you. During these months, Hindus celebrate their most important festivals, which allows you to immerse yourself in the festive environment.

Temperature: 20°C to 5°C

  • November to December
    As winter slowly sets in, snowfalls begin in the Himalayas region, and it eventually gets tough to trek. Nights get very cold. But still, November is a busy season as trekkers take advantage of clear skies and sparkling days that allow amazing views of humongous mountains. From December, the temperature dips, and heavy snowfall starts.

Temperature:  18°C to -10°C

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable, and the temperature may change quickly.

Trek difficulty

The Everest Three High Passes Trek is challenging but rewarding. If you have experience or enjoy trekking, this may be an advantage but not required.

The hiking will last around 5 to 7 hours a day, depending upon the destination, and you will be taking regular breaks to admire the mountain views.

The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents, and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and forests. So, the fitter you are, the more comfortable and enjoyable the journey will be.

We do not recommend this trek to those who suffer from serious medical conditions like heart, blood, or lung diseases.

Trek safety

Everest 3 Passes Trek is one of the most adventurous treks in the world, making it one of the most self-gratifying. This trek is very famous among thrill-seekers, mountaineers, and rock climbers.

The trails are challenging, but Friendship World Trek ensures the trek is safe, secure, and comfortable. We carry standard gear and equipment. Our team will monitor blood oxygen saturation levels in high altitudes.

Altitude sickness is common to trekkers who try to rush their way to the Everest Base Camp. Therefore, we will be acclimatizing in two places – Namche and Gokyo.

Your health and safety are important to us, and we will take care of you like a family member. Altitude sickness may require immediate treatment.

If you are seriously affected, the only remedy is to descend immediately. In such cases, your group leader decides whether to continue to trek forward or descend immediately. We will also deploy a helicopter (funded by insurance) during emergencies.

DWT team

During your Everest 3 Passes Trek, our well-experienced guides/Sherpas will be by your side, ensuring your journey is comfortable and enjoyable. All of our guides are well-trained and licensed, and they have spent years trekking/climbing peaks. 

Our crew members are local people born and raised in the high Himalayas, and their physical endurance is phenomenal.

Each staff member is valuable to us, and we care for them. It includes providing them with good pay, adequate insurance, gear, equipment, accommodation, and food. They also receive medical care if ill or injured.

We ensure each team member is happy as we believe that only a happy person can make others happy.

Our team members have:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Government-Authorized Trekking Guide Training Certificate
  • Fluency in English and a major language
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training
  • Rock climbing Training



All foreigners, except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival Visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

The visa application will require a passport valid for at least six months and a passport-size photo. The current visa fee is USD 50 for 30 days, which you should pay on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Chinese and SAARC citizens will receive a free visa.

Citizens from some countries – including Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan, may not receive an arrival visa. So citizens from these countries will have to contact their local Nepalese embassy.

You can find more information about visas at https://www.immigration.gov.np/.


Trek booking

Friendship World Trek is a Nepal government-registered, bonded trek and tour operating company. We are also members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Hence, you can book trek packages with us confidently.

We require a 10% payment in advance while booking. After booking, you need to send us other necessary documentation, such as a passport copy, passport-size photos, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details within a week from the booking date.

You can pay the 10% booking advance by bank transfer, Western Union, or online payment directly from our website. You can pay the remaining trip cost in cash or by bank transfer or credit card after you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we also forward payment details in your email.


Currency exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency. (1 USD = ~ Rs.130 NPR)

You can exchange most major foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Legal money exchanges display their ongoing exchange rate visibly for the public.

Friendship World Trek recommends cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and a high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from ATMs in Kathmandu and all over Thamel.

Many ATMs are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupee processing fee if you use your foreign card. If you use banks or financial institutions for money exchange, they will charge a service fee of about 4% or more.

The trekking regions have no banks, and money exchange services, so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu -depending on how much personal expense you require. In the Himalayan regions, people only accept Nepalese currency.

Most established banks in Asia do not accept old, torn, or faded foreign currency notes. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

Extra personal expenses

Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves. Kathmandu has all kinds of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) that you can book easily online.

All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money to cover meals and accommodation costs in Kathmandu, visa fees, and travel insurance policy purchases. While on the trek, you will require money for beverages, snacks, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, souvenirs, and tipping crew.

We recommend bringing cash (dollars), which you can change to Rupees in Kathmandu. The trekking regions only honor Nepali Rupees.


Travel Insurance

Three Passes Everest Trek in Nepal is quite challenging as it entails the risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness, and other unforeseen events – including sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance forms a part of our booking condition for The Everest 3 High Pass Trek. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy to Friendship World Trek.

The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation – including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 5,500m).

We can recommend insurance companies to help you based on our previous clients’ experiences, but we do not sell insurance policies.

We request our clients to send their detailed insurance information once they book the trekking. In emergencies, we will use the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us.

It will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please ensure that your insurance policy includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue services at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Everest 3 High Passes Trek Route Map

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