The Everest Three Pass Trek, also known as the Three High Passes Trek, is a challenging and adventurous trek in the Everest region of Nepal.

The trek involves crossing three high mountain passes - Renjo La Pass (5,388m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Kongma La Pass (5,535m) - and provides stunning views of the Himalayas and the surrounding landscape.

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Group Size

2-16 pax

Trip Duration

21 days

Max. Altitude

5,644 m

Difficulty

Difficult

Best Season

Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov

Transportation

Private Ground Transfer

Meals

BB in Kathmandu | All meals on the trail

accomodation

4* Hotel in Kathmandu | Local Lodge on the Trek

Everest Three Pass Trek Highlights

  • Scenic and adventure flight to and from Lukla with amazing views of the Himalayas of the Everest region 
  • Experience the traditional culture of the Sherpa people and their hospitality 
  • Buddhist monasteries in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas.
  • Walk to the fresh  mesmerizing Gokyo Valley lakes showing the Himalayan reflection

Everest Three Passes Trek, an experience that takes from one spectacular location to another beautiful area from Imja Valley to Gokyo Valley and ends in an excellent picturesque valley of Khumbu.

The trek entails all the best and spectacular ridges of Khumbu in the shadow of the majestic Mt. Everest and collection of massive peaks, which will be at the infinite range throughout these beautiful walks, enclosed with mountains away from the main trails and villages. 

The journey starts from scenic flight to Lukla, before moving north along the typical Namche Bazaar. Afterward, hike to the village of Khumjung, Kundya village, Sunder Peak, Thame, and Lumde close to the Tibet border.

There, the road turns west as it climbs up the Dudh Koshi River to the first of the Three Passes–Renjo La. After reaching the high point, the path descends to the quiet Gokyo Lakes and then to the village of Gokyo.

The path then turns east bypassing the second pass - Cho La Pass as we make the way to Everest Base Camp.  A long steady climb up the valley from Thangnak requires us to cross the Cho La Pass. And then a drop back into the valley, then a steep climb up the loose rocks and pebbles.

The trek then continues up to Kalapatthar to see the picturesque sunrise and mighty Everest Mt. We took up a challenge after that, and hit Chukung across the Kongma La Pass. We walk back to Lukla, along the Dudh Koshi River, via Tengboche and Namche Bazaar. And to say goodbye to the Himalayas, to finish this journey, fly back to Kathmandu.

With numerous ascents by our CEO and expedition logistics manager, Pemba Jangbu Sherpa, we have designed an itinerary that promotes acclimatization and a high degree of success. Plus, our crew of experienced climbing Sherpa and crew ensure a high degree of success.

Everest Three Pass Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up at the airport and drive to the assigned hotel where you will meet the rest of the group. The hotel is located in a quiet quaint neighbourhood, where you can enjoy shopping, restaurants, and cafes.

    Please look for the I.A.M TREKKING board at the opposite railing of the terminal.

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 02

    Trek preparation day in Kathmandu

    Your trek guide will brief you about the upcoming days and help you prepare for all necessities in the morning. The rest of the day is at your leisure and overnight at a quaint hotel.
    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: B
  • Day 03

    Fly to Lukla (2,840 m) & trek to Phakding (2,610 m)

    Early in the Morning we will take a short 35 mins flight to Lukla. After breakfast, we leave Lukla behind and trek 2 hours uphills to Phakding on the Everest Base Camp trekking route.

    The rest of the day is leisure.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Distance: 35 mins flight & 4 hrs trek
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 4 hours
  • Day 04

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

    We start slowly via the dense oak and pine forest along with the Dudh Koshi River. After a 3-hour walk crossing many suspension bridges with a great view of Mt. Thamserku (5,874 m), we will arrive at Monjo.

    We register our permit and move up steeply through the high suspension bridge to Namche Bazar (‎3,440 m), the Everest region's commercial centre, which takes about 2 and a half hours.

    Before arriving at Namche, we will be greeted with glimpses of Kusum Kangaru (6,367 m), Mt. Thamserku, Konde-Ri, and Tabuche Peak(6,367 m).
    At Namche The rest of the day is leisure.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hours
  • Day 05

    Hike to Everest View Hotel, Explore Khumjung (3,780 m)

    Hike to Everest View Hotel (3,962 m) after breakfast at Namche, which provides a panoramic view of various mountains such as Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), and others. Then, we walk to Khumjung Village after taking some photographs. From Syangboche airport at the highest elevation on earth, the route takes everyone in about 2 hours to the Khumjung Village-a traditional Sherpa village in the Khumjung Valley, the largest of all Khumbu villages at the foot of the holy Mt. Khumbi Yu Lha (5,761 m).

    Upon reaching Khumjung Village, there's more to explore. You can stop at the Khumjung Monastery, where we can see a conserved skull that the locals claim to be that of a Yeti, the Hillary School founded by Sir Edmund Hillary itself, and the Khunde Hillary Hospital, the old hospital in this area supported and run by the Himalayan Trust, now sponsored by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 3 hours
  • Day 06

    Trek to Thame (3,800 m) via Kundya Village

    After walking for some hours, we enter Kunde Village, a beautiful Sherpa settlement where we have lunch. After lunch, we'll visit the village and then pass through several towns, chorten, prayer flags, and monasteries along the way towards Thame. Climbing up alongside the Bhote Koshi River, we can see the skyline adorned with many Khumbu area snow-capped mountains. Then, over a bridge over the River Bhote Koshi, we finally arrive at Thame.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hours
  • Day 07

    Excursion to Sunder Peak (6 hrs)

    On this acclimatization day, we will hike Sunder Peak. Although the elevation is not so high the trail is quite challenging so we will go up to 4,800 meters only and then retrace back to Thame.
    The rest of the day is at leisure.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hours
  • Day 08

    Hike to Lumde (4,200 m)

    Today the next camp towards Lumde after breakfast.  The path is relatively incremental, but very arid, with stone houses scattered, and still everything. The roaring Bhote Koshi and sometimes roaming yaks are the only things that travel along today's path. A village dwelled around the 350-year-old Gompa is immediately outside of Thamo. After Thamo Teng, the path remains flat and gradually descends to a stream from which it is difficult to climb to Marlung. Approximately half an hour further trek, along a steadily rising path, takes us to Lumde.

    This is a comparatively smaller trekking valley, so trekkers can enjoy their peace of mind while walking. The impressive views of Kongde Ri (6,187 m) are seen down the road as we drive by the village of Tarnga. We stay in Lumde overnight.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 09

    Trek to Renjo La Pass to Gokyo Lake (4,800 m)

    It is a big day! Due to the altitude and the nature of walking, passing the Renjo La will be one of the most challenging times of the journey.  It is a very demanding walk on changing trails and rough terrain, but walking identical to one of the highest peaks will surely give you the strength to keep going.

    When you reach the top of Renjola, the landscapes are just exceptional. Besides the view, there are some careful walks where you walk through a glacier, so on this part, you have to be careful. Once you cross the glacier walk, the further step is pretty easy for Gokyo.

    You'll view Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse and many more. Not only the mountains but also the village of Gokyo settled by the third lake can also be seen from the top. Once we get to the top, we begin to descend to our final destination.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 8 hours
  • Day 10

    Morning Excursion to Gokyo Ri and trek to Thangnak (4,700 m)

    We'll walk to Gokyo Ri early in the morning to witness the stunning sunrise over the majestic mountain peaks. The viewpoint offers excellent views of Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,481 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Ama Dablam (6,856 m), and other peaks.

    We then proceed with our trek to Thangnak, above Lake Taboche Tsho's southern end, where a shire labels split in the track, we then take a left, which makes some quick ascent over the ridge and traverse the moraine wall at the saddle. From there, we get a magnificent view to the north along the Ngozumpa Glacier to Cho Oyu and southeast to Cholatse and Taboche.

    Now, the walk goes down onto the glacier, blends round ice cliffs, over rocky hills, skirts small lakes, and glacial sand flats. The views in every direction are impressive here. The road descends into the percutaneous valley below Thangnak, after crossing the glaciers.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 11

    Trek via Cho La to Trek to Dzongla (4,750 m)

    Accomplishing the pass takes the whole day. Often it is argued, on which side it is more challenging, but it is equally challenging to summit the pass, from any point. Our day starts before sunrise and finishes the trek by noon. The pass summit is about 5,300 meters high and is one of the highest passes in the Everest region.

    The top of this pass is one of Everest Gokyo trek's highest points as well. Up top, the most amazing views of the surrounding mountains await. The descent is just as challenging as you walk most of the time on the trail, which is mostly loose rocks. When you decline in the back with a glimpse of the broken face of the Chola Glacier, you can lift your head to one of Ama Dablam's most stunning views, beautifully framed at the end of the valley.

    You descend via the incredible valley to Dzongla, and we admire the spectacular landscapes. Dzongla contains a few simple lodges in a walled enclosure and camping grounds. Through Dzongla, there is a fantastic near view of Cholatse (6,335m) north-east face and on south Chola Tsho Lake (4,590m).

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 8 hours
  • Day 12

    Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)

    Today, after crossing the Cho La Pass (5,368 m), we don't have to walk longer and also not hard trail from Dzongla to Lobuche, so we can enjoy the trip.
    The trail goes down to cross a small stream, for a short time, before slowly ascending the other side, and finally reaching Lobuche (4,910 m), a small hamlet located near the river, with a remarkable sunset at Nuptse. The path provides excellent views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Pumori, Lobuche Peak, etc.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 3-4 hours
  • Day 13

    Trek to Gorakshep. Everest Base Camp Excursion in the afternoon.

    Today, we begin our trek across the ridge of the glacier, with glimpses of Kalapathar and Pumori towards Gorakshep moving through the settlement of Lobuche, which is a major junction of the Everest Base Camp trek.

    The route up to the Gorakshep is rugged and windy but gives a great glimpse of Pumori and stunning views of Everest Base camp and mountain view glacier.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 10 hours
  • Day 14

    Hike to Kala Pattar & retreat to Lobuche

    Hike to Kala Patthar today before sunrise to see the incredible sunrise over the mountain peaks. The viewpoints serve a breathtaking view of Everest (8,848 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Khumbutse (6,636 m), and many other Khumbu area peaks. We walk back to our campsite after the incredible sunrise view and continue trekking towards Lobuche, crossing the Changri Glacier.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hrs
  • Day 15

    Trek via Konglama Pass to Chukung village

    Today we walk through Kongma-La Pass  (5,535 m) to Chhukhung. We pass the Khumbu Glacier and keep on going up to Khongma-La.  The only remaining pass where not many trekkers or locals travel through it. On the other hand, the views are stunning, Makalu and just a few other peaks look wonderful. Walking on loose rock scree in the final part is also very difficult.

    Moreover, you'll be hypnotized by the views of a turquoise-coloured freshwater lake and cairn covered in flags of prayer, and pass signs. Then we walk down the Imja Khola Valley to Dingboche, a small summer village, and slowly to Chhukung.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 9-10 hrs
  • Day 16

    Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m)

    From the laps of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Chukung's rugged and snowy terrain, we begin to descend slowly towards Dingboche. The path passes fields of coastal buckthorns and common Yak grazing areas. We will also make our way through Lhotse's south face, where the trekkers ' memorial that lost their lives in previous years rests.

    Following the Imja river downhill our route goes down to the village of Pangboche and down to Tengboche. Tengboche is one of the most incredible places in the Himalayas, the first thing that comes to our eyes is the big monastery, then the big field with campsites and tea houses, lodges under the majestic Ama Dablam peak.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hours
  • Day 17

    Trek to Monjo (2,835 m)

    Retrace our trek back to Monjo following the same trail back. On the way back we will have lunch at Namche and explore the Namche Monastery and enjoy the view of  Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Taboche, Kang Talge, and others. Then trek downhill towards Monjo.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hours
  • Day 18

    Trek to Lukla (2,840 m)

    Leaving Monjo, we walk past several Sherpa villages along the Bhote Koshi River, and we arrive in Lukla through rhododendron and magnolia forest.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 19

    Fly back to Kathmandu

    Today after breakfast, we will take a short 20 min flight back to Kathmandu with our guide. Once at Kathmandu airport, we will drive back to our hotel.

    The rest of the day is leisure.

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: B
  • Day 20

    Free shopping day in Kathmandu, farewell dinner

    We have a free day in Kathmandu to rest your sore muscles, indulge in shopping activities or just visit key places of interest in Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktapur.

    In the evening we will celebratorily partake in a farewell dinner with your guide.

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: B,D
  • Day 21

    Final departure transfer to TIA airport

    Our office staff will drop you off at the airport 3 hrs before your flight departure.
    Meals: B

Everest Three Pass Trek Services

Includes & Excludes
    • Package Includes:

    • Airport pick-up and drop
    • 4-night hotel (BB) in Kathmandu
    • Lodges on twin sharing basis during the trek as per the program
    • Twin sharing camping tents during the trek as per the program
    • Trek guide, up to 4 packs one assistant guide, up to 10 then 2 assistant guide
    • One porter for two members to carry the double bags.
    • Transportation: 2- car, 4- zip, more than 4 - Hiace with seat belt, airbag,AC with an experienced driver
    • Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur & from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Entry fees
    • Package Excludes:

    • International air ticket
    • High-risk Medical Insurance
    • Lunch and Dinner during Kathmandu stay
    • Alcoholic beverages and telephone calls
    • Tips for the trek guide, porter, and staff
    • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
    • Nepal visa fee
Equipment List for Everest Three Pass Trek
    • International air ticket 
    •  High-risk Medical Insurance 
    •  Lunch and Dinner during Kathmandu stay 
    •  Alcoholic beverages and telephone calls 
    • Tips for the trek guide, porter, and staff 
    • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed 
    • Nepal visa fee

    Clothing List

    • Hiking shorts
    • Hiking trousers
    • Fleece Windstopper jacket
    • Light thermal tops
    • Non-cotton underwear briefs
    • Down vest
    • Waterproof, breathable fabric shell jacket
    • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and two long sleeves)
    • Waterproof shell pants with breathable fabric
    • Waterproof Gore-Tex jacket
    • Lightweight thermal bottoms
    • Fleece or wool trousers

    Footwear List

    • Lightweight inner socks
    • Hiking boots with spare laces
    • Heavy poly or wool socks
    • Cotton socks Gaiters
    • Trainers or running shoes

    Headwear List

    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • A warm hat (wool or synthetic)
    • Prescription sunglasses
    • Bandana or headscarf
    • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs

    Personal Medical Kits

    • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
    • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
    • One skin-blister repair kit
    • Anti-diarrhea pills
    • Anti-headache pills
    • A cough or cold medicine
    • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
    • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant
    • Water purification tablets
    • 1 set of earplugs

    Toiletries

    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Toilet paper
    • Medium-sized towel
    • Anti-bacterial handwash
    • Multi-purpose soap
    • Deodorants
    • Nail clippers
    • Wet wipes

    Miscellaneous (if required)

    • Camera with extra Batteries
    • Headphone
    • Power Banks
    • Oximeters
    • Chargers
    • Maps
    • Adapter Plugs
    • Journal for Writing
    • Travel knife
    • Book / Kindle for reading
    • Smartphone
    • Snacks
    • Protein bars, Snickers, granola bars, dark chocolates
    • Lightweight pillowcase

Everest Three Pass Trek Fixed Departure Dates

Trip DATE
PRICE
STATUS
Mar 19 - Apr 07
USD 2120
Guranteed
Mar 27 - Apr 15
USD 2120
Guranteed

Everest Three Pass Trek: Renjo, Chola, Kongma La Reviews

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  • How hard is Everest Base Camp Trek?

    If you're a regular long distance walker, especially used to hills; if you do aerobic sport regularly, such as swimming, cycling, athletics; if you're a regular gym attendee and comfortable for half an hour on a stair climber or running machine set to a steepish gradient; if your back’s strong enough to carry a rucksack that weighs, roughly, 15kg (although once on the trek porters will carry your gear); if you're comfortably able to walk longish distances (12km) on consecutive days. These are just a few of the activities that you should be able to do if you're contemplating a trek to EBC.

    Having said that, you might know someone who said the trek was easy or might have read somewhere on the interenet that the trek is heard. Just because someone has one experience, one time, does not mean that it will be the same for others!  Therefore, you need to assess the information you read on the internet. If someone says it was easy, then look at their situation, age,  experience and hiking history. Likewise, if someone says it was the hardest thing they have ever done.  You will need to look at their itinerary, age, prior training, pacing and lodges they stayed in. You need an honest assessment of your fitness, age and how much preparation is needed to enjoy the overall experience. Call Us or Email Us and we can help you get the correct information to make a safe and successful trek to Everest.

  • What is the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek?

    There are two distinct trekking seasons in the Himalayas; pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post monsoon (late September, October, November and December). It is possible to make the journey in January and early September. We suggest the above for our treks into Everest base camp. My personal favorites are March, late October and November.

    You can trek to Everest Base Camp in January and February. It can be cold higher up (-20C/-4F to – 30C/-22F). Snow can fall at anytime of the year in the region. It is more likely during this time and the summer months.  If you are planning on trekking to Everest Base Camp in these months, you are definitely going to need more time for weather delays. Weather conditions can be more challenging in these winter months.

    Pre-Monsoon

    February and March are generally colder months to be in the region. However these can be some of our favorite times to be there!  February and March generally have less people on the trail. Colder temperatures usually bring crisper and clearer views along the way, making it a great time to be there as long as you are prepared with the correct gear for the cold.

    April is one of the busier months to be in the region, but there is a reason for that!  Generally, the weather is stable and the views are clear, with less heat haze, that can impede the views.  You will be contending with a lot of other trekkers and climbers in the region in April. Many choose this to be the month they will travel.  The trails can also be busy with porters/animals that are maintaining the large number of climbers in Everest Base Camp.  This is the time climbers are preparing for their summit attempts.

    May is traditionally the warmest month to visit Everest Base Camp.  However, sometimes the warmer temperatures can also bring in more clouds, and heat haze, which obstruct your views. During this time in Nepal, the monsoon is moving north from India, bringing warmer temperatures and potentially more cloud cover.  If you are worried about the colder temperatures in the region, then going during May could be the right choice for you.  With this said, we can never guarantee the weather in the region and it can change from year to year.  While we normally see warmer temperatures in May, we have also seen years where it has snowed on the trail and been quite cold along the way!

    Post-Monsoon

    Traditionally, you will find late September, October, November and December will provide better views of the mountains, less heat haze, less cloud cover and overall more consistent and better views of the mountains.  This is not always the case but the trend usually follows this pattern.

    In September the monsoon can linger a bit, causing there to be more precipitation on the trail. If there are more cloud cover, it can cause more issues with getting in/out of the mountains as well, so having some extra time built into your schedule for these possible delays are important.  The temperatures are generally warmer in September and the lush and green landscapes can be quite spectacular in the lower parts of the trail.

    Once you move into October, you are going to see one of the busiest months on the trail.  The reason it is busier is because this months generally brings clear skies and the temperatures have not yet dropped, making it quite comfortable to trek at this time.

    Another one of our favorite times to be in the region is in November, where the crowds start to dissipate and the temperatures are a bit colder, bringing the crisper and clearer views.  This weather pattern will go into December as well, however the temperatures can definitely get colder as you head towards the end of the year.

    Monsoon Season

    Trekking during the monsoon season of June, July and August can be quite challenging in the Himalayas.  The biggest challenge is going to be getting in or out of the mountains.  There may not be flights in or out of Lukla for days on end.  You could experience torrential rains lower on the trail, making it difficult and challenging terrain to trek in.  If possible, we suggest avoiding this time of year as your views most likely will be impeded, there is more risk of land-slide and an overall more challenging time to be in the Everest region.

  • How cold does it get on the Everest Base Camp Trek?

    When thinking about the weather on the Everest Base Camp trek - think ‘change’. There are weather patterns throughout the year which affect the Everest Region and so it’s important to plan accordingly, and to select your trip date based on the best possible trekking weather for you!

    If you’re trekking with us, we’ve done a lot of the thinking for you - we only run trips to Base Camp when the weather and the trekking is at its best. We run most of our trekking season during March/April/May and September/October/November which are some of the most moderate times to visit EBC.

    Weather on the Everest Base Camp in Summer Season

    The Summer weather in the Everest Region (June to August) is influenced by the Indian Monsoon which brings frequent rainfall and cloudy days. You might find solitude during this time but clouds and rain generally obscure the peaks and it’s not a good time to visit the Everest region.

    Nepal comes out of monsoon season at the end of August, so early September will still be a bit rainy, but things warm up and dry off by the end of September. You will see temperatures getting close to 20°C (68°F) on the trek in September. Don’t be fooled though - the temperature does drop considerably during the night, so you will still need to bundle up!

    Weather on the Everest Base Camp in Spring & Autumn

    Generally, the Spring and the Autumn months make for the best possible Everest Base Camp trekking experience. The days in Spring are warm and clear, and temperatures are comfortable throughout the Autumn months. You will often see trekkers in T-shirts and shorts during these months, and you’re more likely to meet some future summiters as the Spring in particular (May especially) has some of the best weather for going all the way! We also run some trips in the Winter months, which is a great time to go - but it’s definitely a bit colder. When November comes around, the temperature can drop to -10°C (14°F) in the evenings.

    Weather like on the Everest Base Camp Trek in the Winter

    Winter weather (Nov to Feb) is dominated by the southward migration of the northern hemisphere jet stream which brings high winds, cold temperatures, and on occasion heavy snow falls. Winter can be a great time for trekking as the trails are really quiet and there is something challenging about reaching Everest Base Camp in the coldest time of year.

    Day temperatures are comfortable with sunny skies generally prevailing, although it can get well below freezing - even as low as -20°C (-4°F) near Everest Base Camp.

  • How is the accommodation on Everest Base Camp trek?

    The accommodation on your Everest Base Camp Trek depends on the service you are looking for. There are a wide range of options trekking to Everest Base Camp.

    There are good lodges and there are poor lodges on the trek to Everest.  We use the same lodges on every trek. The lodge owners know us and we know them. This helps us offer you consistency for your trek. We have been building relationships in the region for years to make sure you have the most comfortable experience on your journey to Everest Base Camp. Our service is second to none. We don’t cut corners and give you the best service and experience on your journey to Everest Base Camp.

  • How is the food on Everest Base Camp trek?

    During your Everest Base Camp Trek, food is something you don’t have to compromise on at all. There are a variety of options from typical Nepali dal-bhat, soups, snacks, momos, fried rice, to Chinese and continental dishes like noodles, spaghetti, spring rolls, and steak.

    With IAM Trekking & Expeditions, three meals are included in your package cost; breakfast with a cup of tea, lunch with a hot drink, and dinner. Additionally, a cup of hot drink will be provided upon your arrival at the rest stop for the day. You will also find some bakeries at Tengboche, Dingboche, Pheriche, and Lobuche and alcohol drinks (beer, local spirits, imported spirits) all along the trail, but these are not included in your package cost.

    Snacks on the Everest Base Camp Trek

    Most of the tea houses along the trails in Everest Base Camp Trek sell biscuits, candies, and Pringles. Besides, there are small convenient stores in Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, Dingboche, and Pheriche with a lot more options like Granola Bars, Dry fruits, Candies and Coke.

    If you’re worried about whether or not you should bring snacks from your home country, given the weight of your backpack, you can consider buying them in Kathmandu or directly in Lukla. The rates are way less in Kathmandu than Lukla, and the prices increase with the altitude.

  • Safe drinking water on the Everest Base Camp trek

    An exit poll at Kathmandu’s International Airport showed that 68% of people suffered from some form of diarrhoea. Here are some ways to make sure you don’t become one of them:

    • Bottled water– Although convenient, they are not tested for quality and are not environmentally friendly. Also, since January 2020, the local government of Khumbu has banned plastic bottles in the Everest Region. So be a hero and Bring Your Own Bottles. Just make sure it can take hot water.
    • Boiled water– It is the safest and most convenient option. Most lodges serve it, and it is great to ward off the cold. Prices range anywhere between NPR 50 and 120 per cup, and NPR 300 and NPR 1200 for a large pot (in Gorakshep). Cold untreated tap water is free and not recommended.
    • SteriPEN– This easy and effective solution kills 99.9% of bacteria, virus and protozoa using UV technology and can hence turn tap water into drinking water easily. Make sure to read the directions carefully and use the pen for the required duration.
    • Purification tablets– Water purification tablets or chemicals like chlorine dioxide are other commonly used. They are easy to carry and inexpensive to buy. However, they are not as effective as UV filters or boiled water and need a few hours to act.
  • Is vegan food available on the Everest Base Camp Trek?

    If you are a vegan, please rest assured that you will easily survive the Everest Base Camp Trek. With the increasing number of vegans, hotels and restaurants (in Lukla and Namche Bazaar) have vegan options for trekkers.

    For breakfast, popular options include Chapati, Oat porridge, fried, or mashed potato. Lunch and dinner have a bunch of options. ‘Dal Bhat,’ the staple food for Nepalese, that comes with cooked rice, boiled lentils, vegetable curries, and pickles, can be your best friend during the trails. It is filling, healthy, and tastes great. Besides, there are nutritious soups of all kinds, fried rice, veg noodles (soup and fried), potatoes, veg momos, veg pasta with tomato sauce, etc.

    If you want to try Sherpa food in the Everest Base Camp Trek, you can go for Tsampa or Tibetan Bread for breakfast and Veg Shakpa (Sherpa Stew), Veg Thukpa (noodle soup), Riki Kur (potato pancakes), Tmomo and Rildhuk (soup with potato lumps).

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