Everest High Pass Trek

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Overview

The Everest High Pass Trek is also a challenging and exhilarating adventure that takes trekkers through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. The Everest High Pass Trek is also a multi-day trekking expedition in the Khumbu region of Nepal, renowned for its jaw-dropping scenery and cultural significance. Starting in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, trekkers take a short flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. From Lukla, the trek also begins with a gentle hike through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and gushing rivers, gradually ascending towards Namche Bazaar, a bustling trading hub perched at 3,440 meters. Continuing onward, the trail also meanders through the charming villages of Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche, offering panoramic views of iconic peaks like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. As trekkers approach Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters), the terrain becomes more challenging, requiring endurance and acclimatization. Reaching the base camp, they also stand in awe of the towering Everest, the world's highest peak, and bask in a sense of achievement.

Crossing High Passes: A Himalayan Odyssey

The real test of adventure also begins as trekkers cross three high passes: Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters), Cho La Pass (5,420 meters), and Renjo La Pass (5,360 meters). These exhilarating and technically demanding passes reward adventurers with unparalleled views of the Himalayas, including Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Gyachung Kang. Trekkers navigate through glacial moraines and icy paths, pushing their limits and embracing the spirit of the mountains. Beyond the high passes, the trail also leads to the tranquil turquoise waters of Gokyo Lakes, nestled in the lap of snow-capped peaks. Trekkers climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters), a vantage point offering a mesmerizing panorama of Everest and neighboring peaks reflected in the glistening lakes below. Descending from Gokyo, the journey heads back to Lukla through the traditional villages of Phortse and Khumjung, providing insights into Sherpa culture and hospitality. Trekkers bid farewell to the rugged terrain and take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

Conclusion and Summary

The Everest High Pass Trek is a transformative experience that challenges physical and mental boundaries, rewards trekkers with surreal beauty, and leaves an indelible mark of awe and wonder. It is a journey that ignites a profound connection with nature, oneself, and the majestic Himalayas.

Trip Highlights


  • Experience the thrilling flights into Lukla, one of the world’s most dangerous airports.
  • Get a glimpse of the entire Khumbu region
  • Great opportunity to cross the three high passes of the Khumbu region in one journey
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • Famous Sherpa town in the Everest region – Namche Bazaar
  • World-famous monasteries and museums
  • One of the world’s highest hotels – Everest View Hotel
  • Schools from Khumjung and Hospitals in Kongde made by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.
  • Khumjung Monastery is said to be famous for Yeti Scalp.
  • Ancient monastery in Tengboche
  • Nepal’s highest airport Syangboche
  • The Spectacular Close up views of Everest, Nuptse and Changtse and glimpses of the northern flank and summit of Lhotse plus Astounding Close up Sunrise Views from Kala Patthar Viewpoints.
  • Astounding Panoramic Views of Mount Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), and Makalu (8,485m), Pumori (7,161m), Nuptse (7,861m), Ngozumpa glacier and five tranquil glacier lakes named together as Gokyo lakes from Gokyo Ri Viewpoints.
  • Incredible views of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), and Makalu (8,485m).
  • Explore the famous Gokyo Village and Gokyo Lakes
  • Stone houses and meadows around Gokyo Valley
  • Exciting day hikes to the popular and scenic viewpoints of Everest such as Kalapatthar, Chhukung Ri  & Gokyo Ri Peaks
  • Traverse past dozens of Sherpa Villages with a distinct culture
  • The longest glacier in the world- Ngozumpa Glacier (36km Long)
  • Highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4900m)
  • Three most famous passes in the Everest region – Kong Ma La Pass, Renjo La Pass and Cho La Pass
  • Get insight into the distinct Tibetan Buddhism, unique Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle
  • Savor the delicious local cuisines and hospitality
  • Sagarmatha National Park: UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • The wide range of flora and fauna
  • Vegetations Like firHimalayan birch and rhododendronJuniper and rhododendron prevail at elevations of 4,000–5,000 m (13,000–16,000 ft). Mosses and lichens grow above 5,000 m (16,000 ft) are found in Sagarmatha National Park
  • Wildlife like Himalayan tharHimalayan serow and musk deer. The snow leopard inhabits elevations above 3,500 m (11,500 ft), and the Indian leopard roams forests in lower elevations and Birds Like Impeyan pheasantbearded vulturesnowcock and alpine chough found in Sagarmatha National Park
  • Experience one of the least-traveled route in the famous Everest Region
  • Celebrate the completion of your epic journey with fellow trekkers in Lukla.
  • Reflect on your adventure over a traditional Nepali farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Marvel at the resilience and spirituality of the Sherpa people as you trek through their homeland.
  • Capture breathtaking moments against the backdrop of some of the world’s highest peaks.
  • Return home with a sense of accomplishment and memories that will last a lifetime.

Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Welcome to Kathmandu: the gateway to all treks in Nepal. The country’s capital has often been called the City of Temples, and it’s not hard to see why. Few places in the world can boast such a stunning array of ancient religious temple complexes, where the faithful of the Hindu and Buddhist faiths mingle freely. When you arrive in this bustling city, you’ll be warmly welcomed by a member of the Friendship World Trek team and transferred to your hotel in the tourist district of Thamel. You’ll meet our trekking experts, who will explain your itinerary and review all of the trekking equipment and essentials that you’ll need for your Everest Three High Passes Trek. Later this evening, you’ll want to spend some time exploring the markets and shops in Thamel’s lively streets before returning to your hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Accommodation type: Hotel Thamel Park
  • Meals: Breakfast (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (35 min) and trek to Phakding (3 hours)

Your Everest 3 Passes Trek begins with a flight to Lukla. In the busy trekking seasons (March, April, May, September, October, and November), flights from Kathmandu to Lukla might be redirected through Manthali Airport. To catch the early morning Lukla flight from Manthali, we’ll pick you up from your hotel around 12:30 am and take you on a 5-hour drive to Manthali Airport. From Manthali, you will fly for about twenty minutes before stepping on Lukla.

You can hire a helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla to skip the Kathmandu-Manthali-Lukla route. The cost is around 550 USD per person, provided the helicopter expenses are split among five passengers.

During, December, January, February, June, July, or August, you will directly fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. After breakfast, we’ll take you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for a 40-minute flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla.

After arriving at Lukla, you descend to the Thado Koshi River and cross a few suspension bridges before reaching Phakding. The trek will be short and enjoyable as you will also be acclimatizing. In Phakding, we will take you for a visit to the local Rimishung Monastery.

  • Overnight stay at Khumbu Travel Lodge, room with attached bathroom
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (5 hours)

Our journey will start from Phakding after having our morning breakfast at Hotel, our journey to Namche is quite a long day for today, and we will be following the Dudh Koshi River up to the valley crossing a few beautiful suspension bridges and waterfalls walking through the historical Sherpa villages of Manjo (An entry point of Sagarmatha National park) and Jhorsalle (Lunch Camp), we will be walking continually up to Namche after Lunch at Jhorsalle village, it will be 2 hours walking through pine forest before we reach Namche we will enjoy seeing the highest mountain in the world (Everest) if not clouded by the time, after walking 20 minutes from this point finally we will reach to the entry point of the main town of Khumbu region Namche, overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)Our day begins with a hearty breakfast and a steaming mug of tea—if you’re feeling adventurous, try the local yak butter tea to get a real taste of Himalayan culture. When we’re properly fortified for the hike ahead of us, we’ll set off for today’s portion of the Everest Three Passes Trek. We’ll be on the trail for about five hours today, following the Dudh Koshi river, crossing steep ravines on picturesque suspension bridges draped with colorful prayer flags, and trekking beneath the boughs of sweet-smelling pine and rhododendron. You’ll get a firsthand look at Sherpa culture today as we pass through the villages of Monjo and Jorsalle, and we’ll also be formally entering the Sagarmatha National Park: Nepal’s premier wilderness and trekking destination. Sagarmatha is the Nepalese name for Mount Everest, and we can anticipate getting our first good view of the mountain today as we climb to a high vantage point near the town of Namche Bazaar. When we arrive in town, we’ll settle in at the best available teahouse or lodge.

  • Accommodation: Skaura/ Alpine Lodge
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

Day 4: Rest and Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

We’ll soon be trekking over the three high passes of the Khumbu, so we’ll need to make sure our bodies are properly acclimatized to the high-altitude air of the Himalayas. To give ourselves enough time, we’ll spend the day here in Namche Bazaar—fortunately, there’s plenty to do and see. Namche is widely regarded as the most important town in the Khumbu, where it’s served as a historic trading center and, in more recent years, as the base of operations for travelers and trekkers. You’ll have the chance to visit the local Sherpa museum to learn more about their culture, and we can also take an acclimatization hike to the spectacular Hotel Everest View to earn splendid views of Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse, and Everest itself. The outlying village of Khumjung is also home to the Edmund Hillary School, originally founded by the famous mountaineer. And you won’t want to miss what’s purported to be a genuine yeti scalp at Khumjung’s monastery—this is a real piece of Himalayan history. This evening, we’ll spend another night at our guesthouse here in Namche.

  • Accommodation: Skaura/ Alpine Lodge
  • Hiking Duration: 2-3 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (5 hours)

Now that we’ve started to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere of the Himalayas, it’s time to continue our Everest Three Passes Trek. We’ve got about five hours of hiking ahead of us today, beginning with a gentle ascent through hushed forests of tall pines. Spectacular mountain views will be the order of the day—after making a brief descent and crossing a suspension bridge, we’ll climb a series of switchbacks to earn a marvelous look at the mighty summits of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. From here, it’s not far from the town of Tengboche. After checking in at our guesthouse and dropping off your bags, you’ll want to make a point of visiting the Tengboche monastery. Set amongst impossibly scenic Himalayan mountains, the monastery is the largest of its kind in all of Khumbu. After admiring the stunning artistry of its murals and sculptures, we’ll return to our lodge to spend the night here in Tengboche.

  • Accommodation: Himalaya/ Trekkers inn
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft

Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (5 hours)

As we draw closer to Everest Base Camp, you’ll begin to notice that the majestic peaks of Nepal’s Himalayas seem to grow larger with every step. This impression will only get stronger today, as we follow the banks of the Dudh Koshi and trek beneath the towering frozen summits of mountains like Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam. Before reaching Dingboche, we’ll cut through the villages of Deboche and Pangboche. The former is home to a particularly fine example of the Buddhist mani wall: each stone that comprises this long structure has been carefully inscribed with the mantra om mani padme hum. From here, we’ll climb higher and further across the length and breadth of the Khumbu, arriving at Dingboche after a total of about five hours on the trail. Then it’s time to unload our bags, take off our boots, and enjoy a hard-earned, home-cooked meal at a local guesthouse before retiring for the evening.

  • Accommodation: Good-luck lodge
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 4,360m/14,305ft

Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (3 hours)

Today’s route is shorter and gentler than the past few days, but the mountain scenery is no less impressive. Our riverside trail leads through rocky terrain, with snowcapped mountains peeking out from behind just about every ridge: Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam will be the stars of today’s show. We’ll reach the village of Chhukung after about three hours of hiking, and we’ll check in at a local teahouse before spending the rest of the day at our leisure. If you’re keen to do some more exploring, you can extend today’s section of the Everest Three Passes Trek by ascending to the nearby vantage point of Chhukung Ri. This mountaintop viewpoint offers a crowd-free look at some of Khumbu’s most marvelous summits: Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nupste, and Imja Tse (also known as Island Peak). If you’d rather sit back and relax with a cup of tea to enjoy the fine Himalayan view, you’ll have another chance to enjoy an acclimatization hike tomorrow; we’ll overnight here in Chhukung.

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking Duration: 4 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 4740m

Day 8: Rest and Acclimatize day at Chhukung

It’s almost time to approach the first of the high mountain passes that give the Everest Three Passes Trek its name, which means that we’ll soon be tackling some serious altitude. Today, then, will serve as another acclimatization day to prepare our bodies for the upcoming challenge. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit still. If you didn’t make it to Chhukung Ri yesterday, a sunrise hike to the viewpoint to watch dawn break across the Himalayas makes for an experience you won’t soon forget. We can also embark upon short-but-challenging day hikes to get a closer look at the twin summits of Ama Dablam and a nearby frozen lake; these smaller excursions will keep our bodies active and help us to adjust to the increasingly high elevations of the Khumbu. However you choose to spend the day, we’ll return to Chhukung in the afternoon to prepare our supplies for tomorrow and to spend another night in our cozy teahouse. Make sure to get plenty of rest to get ready for tomorrow’s climb!

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 2 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 5200 m (Chhukung Ri)

Day 9: Trek from Chhukung to Kongma La (4 hours), then trek to Lobuche (4 hours)

We’ll make an early start this morning as we strike out for the first of our Everest trek’s three high passes: Kongma La. Our path leads across the outstretched arm of Nuptse’s glacier, tracing a twisting course through rocky terrain before climbing the Niyang Khola valley to arrive at a series of frozen lakes. We’ll make a steep continuous ascent from here to reach the magnificent Kongma La itself. Standing at a lofty 5,535 meters above sea level, this represents the highest point so far on the Everest Three Passes Trek. After enjoying the remarkable alpine scenery and savoring our accomplishment, we’ll begin our descent to the other side. Our path now leads in the direction of Everest’s famous Khumbu Glacier, and we’ve got a tricky bit of downhill trekking ahead of us before we reach Lobuche. We’ll set a slow and steady pace, descending gradually and safely to arrive at our destination after about four hours of hiking from Kongma La. When we arrive at Lobuche, we’ll be more than ready for a good night’s rest!

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 7-8 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 5345m

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (4-5 hours), then trek to Gorak Shep (3 hours)

This morning marks another major accomplishment on our Everest Three Passes Trek. We’ve specifically designed this itinerary to include the chance to visit Everest Base Camp, and today we’ll make the trek from Lobuche to this coveted mountaineering landmark. Our path leads along the rocky moraine of the Khumbu glacier on the approach to Gorak Shep, where we’ll stop to unload some of our gear and enjoy a hot lunch before pressing on for another two or three hours to reach Everest Base Camp itself. Along the way, we’ll achieve unbelievable mountain views from high vantage points along the apex of the Khumbu glacier, our destination drawing nearer with every step. When we arrive at Everest Base Camp, you’ll quickly find yourself caught up in the infectious atmosphere of celebration that pervades this bucket-list Himalayan hub. After mingling with other trekkers and climbers and taking plenty of once-in-a-lifetime photographs, we’ll make the return trek to Gorak Shep, where we’ll spend the night at the best available trekking lodge.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 5,364 m (EBC)

Day 11: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (2 hours), then trek to Dzongla (4-5 hours)

With Everest Base Camp at our backs, you’d be forgiven for thinking that we’ve already seen the most remarkable views that the Himalayas have to offer. But when we make the early-morning ascent to the mountaintop of Kala Patthar today, you’ll be rewarded with the best alpine panorama you’ve seen so far. As the sun breaks over the Himalaya’s finest peaks, you’ll have front-row tickets to the show of a lifetime. Later this morning, we’ll descend back to Gorak Shep to retrieve our luggage and enjoy a late breakfast. Then we’ll strike out for the town of Dzongla, which should take us about four or five hours of trekking to reach. We’ll follow the right bank of the Dudh Koshi as we travel peacefully along this quiet stretch of the Everest Three Passes Trek, enjoying close-up looks at Ama Dablam, Lobuche, and some especially striking frozen lakes throughout the day. At Dzongla, we’ll get checked in to our teahouse and spend the rest of the day at our leisure.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 4-5 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 5545 m

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Cho La (3 hours), then trek to Gokyo (5 hours)

After enjoying an early-morning breakfast, we’ll set out for the second of our trek’s three high passes. Turning our steps towards the sky-scraping mountain of Cholatse, we’ll begin by traversing gentle terrain and crossing a series of streams before beginning to climb the rocky field of the glacial moraine. We’ll be surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Himalayas all day long, and mind-blowing scenery will greet your eyes in every direction. When we arrive at the high-altitude pass of Cho La, we’ll have climbed to 5,420 meters in elevation. After taking some spectacular photos of prayer flags set against a backdrop of jagged mountain peaks and icy blue lakes, we’ll begin the long descent from the opposite side of Cho La. It should take us about five hours to pass through the midway point of Thangnak and reach today’s destination, but our long hike will make for an unforgettable journey with unparalleled mountain scenery along the way. When we arrive in Gokyo, you’ll quickly fall in love with this charming village nestled along the azure shores of a lovely alpine lake.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 7-8 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 4680 m

Day 13: Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (3-4 hours)

Just two days after watching the sun rise over Kala Patthar, we’ll embark on a second early-morning hike to catch a view that might just be its equal. The magnificent mountaintop vantage point of Gokyo Ri sits at an astounding 5,357 meters in elevation, and it’s one of the highest points on our Everest Three Passes Trek. We’ll arrive at the viewpoint just in time to watch the illumination of daybreak bathe the summits of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Nupste with spectacular golden light. From here, the turquoise pools of the Gokyo Lakes are especially bewitching as they glitter and shine in the dawning light of the morning. After enjoying this stunning view to its fullest, we’ll return to Gokyo Ri and spend the rest of the day at our leisure, allowing ourselves time to continue adjusting to the high altitudes of the Khumbu.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 2 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 5357m (Gokyo Ri)

Day 14: Trek from Gokyo to Renjo La (3 hours), then trek to Marulung (3 hours)

After having breakfast in Gokyo, we’ll strike out for the last of the three passes on our Everest trek: Renjo La. We’ll approach the northern shore of the lake and traverse a series of switchbacks as we climb to the pass, which should take approximately three or four hours. Renjo La itself is situated at an altitude of 5, 345 meters, and the views from the pass are nothing short of stupendous: from here, you can see the colossal trail of the Ngozumpa Glacier, the distant town of Gokyo, and the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, and Taboche clutching at the sky. The second half of today’s trek will bring us down from the pass, descending along steep paths and treading alongside more of the region’s most stunning frozen lakes. Soon we’ll reach the village of Lumde, where we may stop to purchase supplies and grab a quick bite to eat. From here, it’s a short hike to Marulung, where we’ll stop for the day and spend the night in a local trekking lodge.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 7-8 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 5360m ( Renjo La)

Day 15: Trek from Marulung to Namche Bazaar (6 hours)

Today marks the beginning of our long descent from the highest reaches of the Khumbu. To get started, we’ll hike along the riverbank of the Bhote Koshi, following an ancient salt trading route used historically to exchange goods and supplies from Tibet. After about three hours on the trail, we’ll come across the village of Thame. This is a great place to stop for lunch and reflect on the miles we’ve covered so far. Thame is also renowned locally as the hometown of Apa Sherpa, who long held the record of summiting Mount Everest more times than any other climber. We’ll move on after lunch, making the final approach to Namche Bazaar as we descend through the highlands of the Khumbu for a few more hours. When we arrive at Namche, make sure to take advantage of the town’s bakeries for a truly sumptuous treat before turning in at our guesthouse for the night.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 5-6hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,440 m

Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (5-6 hours)

As we prepare to bid farewell to the Khumbu and conclude our Everest Three Passes Trek, we’ll make the final leg of our journey: our destination today is Lukla, where our adventure first began. We’ll start by descending steeply, following the Dudh Koshi river beneath the overhanging boughs of pleasant pine forests and treading the boards of a few suspension bridges to crisscross over the river’s swiftly flowing glacial waters. While we’ve already trekked this stretch of trail between Namche Bazaar and Lukla, following the same path in reverse yields surprising views from entirely new angles. We’ll cross open plains, trek amongst gorgeous rhododendrons, and follow sacred mani walls as we approach the end of our trek. When we arrive in Lukla, it’s time to celebrate: we’ve successfully completed the Everest Three Passes Trek! We’ll enjoy one final meal together as a team to commemorate our accomplishments before spending the night here in Lukla.

  • Accommodation type: Norhtface Lodge
  • Hiking duration: 6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 2,800 m

Day 17: Fly from Manthali/ Lukla to Kathmandu (35 minutes) and transfer to hotel

If everything goes according to the schedule, you will return to Kathmandu on this day. You will fly to Manthali or Kathmandu, depending on the trekking season. It’s likely that if your trek is in March, April, May, September, October, or November, you’ll board a flight to Manthali, and we will then drive you to Kathmandu. During other months (December, January, February, June, July, and August), from Lukla, you will directly fly to Kathmandu.

To avoid the Lukla-Manthali-Kathmandu route, you can partner with four other individuals to book a helicopter. This will cost you approximately 550 USD extra per person.

We hope your trek will be a relaxing one, and you will probably be looking back at the time spent in the Everest region. We will organize a farewell dinner on this day.

  • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

Day 18: Final Departure from Kathmandu

Our journey in the Himalayas now comes to an end today! Finally, an Friendship World Trek representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 2-3 hours before our scheduled departure flight for home. If you wish to extend your stay in Nepal some other adventure activities can be arranged based on your time time and preferences, we will be pleased to be part of this help and will assist you with all the formalities!

Please note: The trekking times indicated in ABOVE are approximate and are best used as general guidelines. During the Everest Three Passes Trek, you’ll be able to travel freely at your own pace. We also recommend arriving in Kathmandu at least one day before your scheduled itinerary begins; this will allow you to meet with our trekking team in advance to learn more about your planned activities. Staying in Kathmandu for an extra day or two at the end of the itinerary will also provide you with a more flexible schedule in the event that mountain flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are delayed due to weather.

Price Includes


  • Free airport transfer on arrival and departure by private vehicles
  • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • Friendship World Trek experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
  • 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.
  • Porters for trekkers luggage. One porter for two trekkers. 18kg maximum weight limit for a porter. One trekker luggage limit – 9kg.
  • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • All necessary papers including Everest national park permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
  • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek
  • Assistant guide for the group 6 or above
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in the both Kathmandu and Lukla airport
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars, crackers, cookies, etc.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Seasonal fresh fruits dessert every evening after dinner.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Friendship World Trek’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
  • An Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance is arranged in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat, and official Expenses

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)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before and after the trek)
  • All kinds of beverages (tea/coffee, coke, beers, water, etc).
  • Additional costs by out of management control due to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, change of government policies, strikes, physical conditions, etc.
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from high-altitude up to 5000 m.
  • Personal trekking equipment and gears for this trek
  • Gratitudes to guides and staff  (Recommended by the culture)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.
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