Everest High Pass Trekking in the Everest region of Nepal offers a challenging and scenic experience, crossing high mountain passes with views of Mount Everest. It requires physical fitness and proper guidance, but offers a unique cultural and historical immersion.
The Everest High Pass Trekking in the Everest region of Nepal with Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd is an unforgettable experience. This trek takes trekkers across three high passes: Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,380m), and Renjo La Pass (5,345m). Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides expert guidance and top-notch services to make the trek a safe and enjoyable experience.
The trek provides a unique opportunity to explore the stunning scenery of the Khumbu region and visit several historic Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa villages. The journey begins from Lukla and takes you through Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and finally to the base camp of Mount Everest.
The high passes offer panoramic views of the Himalayan range, including Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse. The trek is physically challenging, but the reward is an experience that will last a lifetime. Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides experienced guides to ensure that even less experienced trekkers can complete the trek successfully.
This trek can be completed in 12 to 17 days, depending on the itinerary. It is best suited for experienced trekkers with a good level of fitness. With Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd, you can be assured of a safe and memorable trekking experience in the breathtaking Everest region of Nepal.
The Everest three High Pass Trek is possible to do all year round, but for a less challenging experience, it is best to trek during Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May).
Autumn is a popular time for trekkers, offering good weather conditions and temperatures that are neither too hot nor too cold. It’s also a festive season in Nepal, providing the opportunity to participate in major festivals.
Spring is a beautiful time to trek, with the environment becoming green and blooming with flowers. The weather conditions and temperatures in the Everest region are also favorable, with clearer mountain views and fresh air. While there may be some light rain in late May, the views the next morning can be stunning.
It is recommended to avoid the monsoon season (July-August) and winter (December-February), as rain and snow can make the trails slippery and the passes more challenging to cross.
The Everest High Pass Trek is considered a challenging trek due to the high altitude, rough terrain, and unpredictable weather conditions. It requires a good level of physical fitness and mental preparation, as well as proper acclimatization and adequate gear. The trek involves crossing high mountain passes at elevations over 5,000 meters and can be physically demanding, with long days of hiking and steep inclines. However, with proper planning and preparation, the trek can be a rewarding and unforgettable experience.
The weather and temperatures during the High Pass Trek in Everest can vary significantly. In the daytime, temperatures can range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) in lower altitudes, but as you ascend to higher elevations, the temperatures drop significantly. In the mornings and nights, temperatures can drop below freezing, reaching as low as -10°C to -15°C (14°F to 5°F) or even lower, depending on the season and altitude. It’s important to be prepared for these cold temperatures with appropriate warm clothing and gear to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the trek.
The Everest Three Pass Trek offers various routes and itinerary options to choose from, depending on your preferences and time availability. Here are some popular options:
DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1350m).
We welcome you at the airport with our local traditions. We will be there with private transport to pick you up at your hotel as we have rules and trying our best to give a safe and secure service. Once you get your visa in the airport, then you step out from the building to see your name as we mention to you our airport representative will be there with your name, then he will drop you to your hotel by private transport, it is only a 30-minute drive. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.
DAY 02: City tour in Kathmandu.
As per the itinerary we discussed, we are pleased to offer you a private tour with an experienced guide who will provide detailed information about the art, history, and culture of the local people and the origins of Kathmandu Valley. Due to the multitude of temples, Gompas, and local areas to explore, we have carefully selected four main sites to visit, all of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and offer a fascinating glimpse into the local customs and religious practices. You will have the opportunity to visit Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (known as the Monkey Temple), Bauddha Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After the city tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Once again, you will spend the night in the same hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 03: Early Flight to Lukla (2,840 m) and walk to Phakding (2,650 m) – 04 hrs.
The flight to Lukla offers a unique experience as you soar through a picturesque valley, heading towards a remarkably small airstrip nestled at the base of towering mountains. Spanning a mere 575 meters in length, this airstrip sets the stage for an adventure unlike any other. After a 30-minute flight to Lukla, we gather at a tea house to organize our porters, exchange greetings in various languages, and pack our day bags. From there, our journey begins as we set out towards Phakding, situated on the west-north side of Lukla.
Traversing the wide green valley and following the course of the Dudh Koshi river, we make our way towards Phakding. On the first day, we embark on a leisurely three-hour walk, passing Sherpa houses, tea houses, and fields where potatoes and vegetables are cultivated. As we approach Phakding, a small Sherpa village called Chheplung greets us after about an hour of descent. Continuing along the trail, we come across Thado Koshi and cross a suspension bridge, marking our arrival at Ghar, a charming Sherpa settlement. From there, we ascend to the ridge of Ghat and proceed for another 30 minutes beyond the river, concluding the first day of our journey. Resting for the night, we find accommodation in a lodge, preparing ourselves for the adventures to come.
DAY 04: Trek from Phakding village to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
On the fourth day of your journey, you will embark on a trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, which presents both challenges and rewards. Initially, the path is gentle and winds along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing several suspension bridges. This serene stretch continues for approximately three to four hours until you reach a checkpoint where you must display your permit.
After this, a short walk leads you to Jorsalle, the final dining spot before reaching Namche Bazaar. Here, you can take a break for lunch. As you resume your trek, the terrain becomes steeper during the last two hours. However, the effort is worthwhile as it grants you breathtaking vistas of Thamserku, Mount Everest, Kushum Khagaru, and other majestic peaks.
Before arriving in Namche Bazaar, make sure not to miss the awe-inspiring first glimpse of Everest from Durbin Danda. Namche Bazaar itself is a Sherpa settlement renowned for its abundance of lodges, hotels, banks, bakeries, ATMs, Gompa (monastery), pubs, and a captivating view of Kongde Mountain. For the night, you will find accommodation in one of the lodges in Namche.
DAY 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Take a day to acclimatize to the higher altitude in Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town renowned for its array of lodges, hotels, banks, bakeries, ATMs, Gompa (monastery), pub, and the splendid vistas of Kongde Mountain. Use this opportunity to immerse yourself in the local surroundings and discover the charm of the area.
You can explore the town, interact with the friendly Sherpa residents, and soak in the unique atmosphere. For a delightful excursion, embark on a hike to the nearby museum, which not only offers an enriching cultural experience but also treats you to breathtaking scenic views of the surroundings. The museum provides insights into the Sherpa culture, history, and the region’s mountaineering heritage.
After a fulfilling day of exploration and acclimatization, you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge in Namche, preparing for the next leg of your journey.
DAY 06: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
The route leading from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche presents a challenging ascent, yet rewards you with breathtaking vistas of the encompassing mountains. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at the majestic peaks surrounding you, including Thamserku, Mt. Everest, Kushum khagaru, and many more. The trek typically takes around 5 hours to complete, and upon reaching Tengboche, you’ll find a place to spend the night and soak in the tranquil atmosphere.
DAY 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.
Embarking on the trail from Tengboche to Dingboche unveils a mesmerizing expedition through verdant forests, traversing numerous sturdy bridges that lead you across the majestic Imja Khola valley. While some sections of the trek may present steep challenges, the captivating allure of the encircling mountains, notably the formidable Ama Dablam, serves as a rewarding compensation for your efforts. As you make your way, you’ll encounter several chortens (stupas), imparting a sense of spirituality to the journey.
Arriving at Dingboche, you’ll find solace in a cozy local lodge, nestling amidst the awe-inspiring mountain vistas. The tranquil ambiance envelops you, creating a serene atmosphere that rejuvenates both body and soul. Take a moment to relish the breathtaking panoramas and bask in the tranquility that this enchanting location offers. Nightfall brings a unique serenity, providing an opportunity to reflect on the wonders witnessed along the trail, as you prepare for the next chapter of your adventure in this captivating Himalayan region.
DAY 08: Trek to Bibre 4,430 m- 3hrs
Today’s trek is a delightful and relatively easy one, promising a memorable experience amidst nature’s beauty. As you embark on this adventure, you’ll find yourself traversing through picturesque valleys, adorned by magnificent peaks that stand tall in all their glory. The ascent is gradual, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the enchanting surroundings.
Along the way, the journey is accompanied by the soothing sound of small streams that gracefully flow, creating a serene ambiance. As you continue your path, you’ll encounter numerous chortens, also known as stupas, which are sacred Buddhist structures. These architectural marvels, adorned with colorful prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, contribute to the tranquil and spiritual atmosphere surrounding you.
Reaching the quaint village of Bibre marks a significant milestone in your trek. Take the opportunity to explore this charming settlement and engage with the warm and hospitable locals. Their friendly demeanor and rich cultural heritage will undoubtedly enhance your understanding and appreciation of the region.
Bibre offers awe-inspiring panoramic views that will leave you breathless. The surrounding peaks, standing tall and majestic, serve as a magnificent backdrop to your day’s adventures. The sight of these towering giants evokes a sense of wonder and reverence, reminding you of the immense power and beauty of nature.
After a fulfilling day of exploration, it’s important to replenish your energy and rest. Bibre provides a cozy haven for you to unwind and prepare for the next leg of your journey. Indulge in a good night’s sleep, knowing that more incredible experiences await you in the days to come.
Embrace the tranquility of this idyllic trek, immerse yourself in the natural wonders, and create memories that will stay with you long after your journey is complete.
DAY 09: Cross Kongma-la 5,535 m and trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 08 hrs.
Today’s expedition presents a formidable journey ahead as we prepare to conquer the formidable Kongma-la Pass, situated at a breathtaking altitude of 5,535 meters. Undoubtedly, this arduous trek demands physical endurance; however, the awe-inspiring vistas that greet us along the way promise to make every step worthwhile. The path ahead is strewn with jagged rocks and steep inclines, occasionally leading us through snow-clad terrain. With an estimated duration of approximately 8 hours, we shall finally reach our desired haven, Lobuche, nestled gracefully at an elevation of 4,930 meters. En route from Kongma-la to Lobuche, we shall be treated to panoramic views of the majestic neighboring peaks, including the resplendent Mount Pumori. Our stay for the night shall be in Lobuche, providing us with an opportunity to replenish our energies.
DAY 10: Trek to Gorakshep 5,180 m – Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep – 06 hrs.
Embarking upon the trail that winds its way from Gorakshep to the illustrious Everest Base Camp, one is swept into a realm of enchantment and wonder. A captivating odyssey of approximately 6 hours awaits, meandering through rugged terrain and traversing babbling streams that paint a harmonious symphony with nature’s melody. As the trail unfurls, leading ever closer to the coveted destination, one’s spirit becomes attuned to the pulsating rhythm of the mountains.
At an altitude of 5,364 meters, the crown jewel of Everest Base Camp emerges, a sanctuary nestled amidst the breathtaking grandeur of the Khumbu Glacier. Beholding this sacred ground, adorned with the footprints of countless adventurers who have dared to conquer the mightiest peak, a sense of awe and reverence envelops the soul. From the vantage point of Gorakshep, one is blessed with vistas that transcend the realms of imagination, feasting upon the majestic spectacle of peaks such as Pumori and Lingtren, towering sentinels that guard the secrets of the Himalayas.
After basking in the ethereal aura of Everest Base Camp, one retraces their steps, retracing the path back to the cherished abode of Gorakshep. A sanctuary under the celestial canopy, this haven shall provide solace and reprieve for the night, cradling weary bodies and rejuvenating restless spirits. As the sun sets behind the rugged peaks, painting the sky in hues of crimson and gold, the dreams of adventurers come alive, whispering tales of triumph and resilience amidst the untamed majesty of the Himalayan wilderness.
DAY 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Dzongla 4, 850 m – 06 hrs.
Today, you’ll embark on a hike towards Kalapatthar, a magnificent summit that offers breathtaking vistas of the neighboring mountains and glaciers. Once you reach Kalapatthar, you’ll descend towards Dzongla, a charming village positioned at an elevation of 4,850 meters above the sea level. The entire hike and trek are estimated to last approximately 6 hours.
DAY 12: Trek to cho-la pass 5,380 m and trek to Gokyo 4,750 m – 06 hrs.
Embark on a thrilling trek to Cho-La Pass at 5,380 meters and continue to the enchanting village of Gokyo at 4,750 meters. The journey takes approximately six hours, leading you through rugged terrains, rhododendron forests, and Sherpa settlements. Conquering Cho-La Pass rewards you with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and glaciers. In Gokyo, serene lakes reflect the surrounding beauty. This expedition is part of the iconic 3 Pass Trek, which also includes Renjo-La Pass and Kongma-La Pass. It’s a test of resilience, offering a profound connection with the mountains and the indomitable spirit of the Sherpa people. Discover nature’s grandeur and leave with unforgettable memories.
DAY 13: Trek to Renjo-la 5,388 m and trek to Marlung village 4,137 m – 06 hrs.
The Everest High Pass Trek offers a thrilling adventure as you ascend the Renjo-la Pass from Gokyo Village and descend to Marlung, a charming Sherpa village. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic mountain ranges while crossing the Renjo-la Pass. Once the challenging trek is complete, rejuvenate yourself by resting in the cozy lodges of Marlung Village. Compared to the other two passes, Renjo-la Pass is relatively easier, allowing you to enjoy a unique and breathtaking view of Mount Everest. As night falls, immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings and share unforgettable moments with the welcoming locals of Marlung.
DAY 14: Trek to Thamo 3,550 m – 05 hrs
The trek from Marlung to Thame is an exhilarating segment of the Three High Pass Trek in the Everest region. As you embark on this journey, you’ll be captivated by the rugged beauty and rich cultural heritage that surrounds you.
Leaving the serene village of Marlung behind, the trail gradually ascends, taking you through picturesque landscapes adorned with lush vegetation, cascading waterfalls, and impressive rock formations. As you gain elevation, the air becomes crisper, and the views become more awe-inspiring.
En route to Thame, you’ll pass through charming Sherpa settlements, where you can immerse yourself in the local way of life and interact with friendly villagers. These communities have a deep connection to the mountains, and their warm hospitality will leave a lasting impression.
Continuing along the trail, you’ll traverse narrow ridges and cross roaring rivers via sturdy suspension bridges, adding an element of excitement to your adventure. The path occasionally meanders through dense rhododendron forests, painting the landscape with vibrant hues during the blooming season.
As you approach Thame, the vistas open up to reveal panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including the towering Mount Everest itself. The village of Thame holds significant cultural and historical importance, as it is the birthplace of renowned mountaineers and Sherpa legends.
Upon reaching Thame, you can explore the monasteries that dot the village, immersing yourself in the spiritual ambiance and gaining insight into the Sherpa Buddhist traditions. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals, who will gladly share stories of their mountainous homeland.
DAY 15: Trek to Phakding(2660m) – 05 hrs
The journey from Thamo to Phakding typically lasts approximately 5 hours. Throughout the trek, you will be treated to breathtaking vistas of the majestic mountains and verdant forests that adorn the landscape. The trail itself is clearly marked, guiding you alongside the enchanting Dudh Koshi River and leading you across several graceful suspension bridges. Initially, the path presents a gentle terrain, gradually revealing a more challenging ascent as you draw nearer to Phakding. This final stretch meanders through a dense forest of towering pine trees and rugged pathways. Embarking on this expedition offers not only a feast for the eyes but also an immersive encounter with the rich cultural and natural wonders that define the region.
DAY 16: Trek to Lukla – 03 hrs
Covering a distance of approximately 4 hours, the path connecting Phakding to Lukla (2,840 m) presents a captivating journey through awe-inspiring mountain panoramas, verdant hills adorned with vibrant greenery, and authentic Sherpa villages steeped in tradition. Following the course of the Dudh Koshi river, the trail gracefully traverses multiple suspension bridges until it reaches Lukla—a bustling town renowned as the entryway to the Everest region. Along the way, one is treated to breathtaking vistas of lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and glimpses into the daily lives of the local residents, immersing oneself in the rich cultural tapestry that thrives in this remarkable region.
DAY 17: Fly to Kathmandu.
You can find early morning flights from Lukla to Kathmandu. To secure your seat, it is advisable to make a reservation in advance, as these early morning flights are in high demand. Several airlines, such as Yeti Airlines, Nepal Airlines, and Tara Air, offer this service. The duration of the flight is approximately 30 minutes.
Day 18: Departure day
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🌟 Pickups/drops by private vehicles from airport/hotel/airport.
🏨 3-night hotel stay in Kathmandu.
🏔️ Everest National Park permits and TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card.
🚶 An experienced licensed guide and porter (one porter for every two trekkers).
🍽️ Food, salary, insurance, and accommodation provided for the guide and porters.
🚗 Transportation by car and flight.
🍳 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided, along with accommodation and morning tea or coffee during the trekking.
🏛️ All guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu.
🍽️ Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
💼 Your Travel Insurance
✈️ International Flight and Departure Tax
💰 Any Expenses of Personal Nature
🛂 Nepal Entry Visa Fee and Entrance Fee for Sightseeing
🍻 Any Kinds of Bar Bills
🍹 All Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks
⛑️ Rescue Operation
💰 Tip for Guide and Porter
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I am writing to express my heartfelt appreciation for the unforgettable trekking experience I had with Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd. in Nepal. As an avid adventurer from France, I have embarked on numerous treks, but the High Pass Trekking with your team surpassed all expectations.
From the very beginning, Safe Holiday Adventure demonstrated exceptional professionalism and organization. The entire team was highly responsive and accommodating, ensuring a seamless journey. Special thanks to Guide Ram, whose expertise, knowledge, and affable nature made the trek truly remarkable. Ram’s deep understanding of the region, its culture, and natural beauty added immense value to the experience.
Throughout the trek, the attention to detail and commitment to safety were commendable. The accommodations and meals provided were of the highest quality, allowing us to recharge and savor the stunning surroundings.
The High Pass Trekking itself was a breathtaking adventure. The mesmerizing landscapes, towering peaks, and serene valleys left me awe-struck. The well-planned itinerary allowed for a perfect balance of challenge and enjoyment, and Ram’s guidance ensured our group’s well-being at every step.
I cannot recommend Safe Holiday Adventure enough. The professionalism, expertise, and genuine care displayed by the entire team, especially Guide Ram, contributed to making this trek the highlight of my adventures in Nepal. I am immensely grateful for the memories and friendships forged during this journey.
To anyone seeking an unparalleled trekking experience in Nepal, I wholeheartedly endorse Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd. and the remarkable services they provide. Thank you for an extraordinary adventure!
During the Everest High Pass Trek in the Everest region of Nepal, WIFI and battery charging facilities are limited, particularly in the remote high altitude areas. Most teahouses along the trekking route have limited charging facilities for electronic devices, but it is recommended to carry a portable power bank for backup.
Hot showers are available at some of the teahouses along the trekking route, but they are often not reliable and can be expensive. It is best to be prepared for basic facilities and to bring personal hygiene items such as wet wipes or a camping towel.
Meals during the trek are typically basic and consist of local food such as dal bhat (lentil soup and rice), soup, noodles, potatoes, and vegetables. Teahouses along the trekking route serve simple meals, and trekkers can choose from a variety of options.
Accommodation during the trek is in basic teahouses or lodges. The rooms are typically shared with two or more trekkers and have simple facilities, such as a bed, blanket, and pillow. Some teahouses also provide electricity for a fee. Trekkers should be prepared for basic facilities and bring their own sleeping gear, such as a sleeping bag, to ensure a comfortable stay.
It is important to note that the facilities and services during the trek can vary greatly and may not always meet Western standards. Trekkers should have realistic expectations and be prepared for a unique and challenging experience while trekking in the remote and high altitude regions of the Everest region.
The Everest High Pass trek is a challenging and adventurous trek that requires proper preparation and planning. Physical fitness is crucial, as the trek involves long days of walking at high altitudes. It’s recommended to start a training regimen several months in advance, including cardio exercises and endurance training. Acclimatization is also essential, so it’s best to spend a few days at higher altitudes before starting the trek. Packing essential trekking gear, including warm clothing, sturdy footwear, and a first-aid kit, is crucial. Hiring a licensed guide and porter is also advisable as they can provide valuable information, ensure your safety, and help carry heavy bags. Lastly, purchasing travel insurance that covers trekking activities is recommended in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
A guided High Pass Trek in the Everest region of Nepal and a solo trek have their own advantages and disadvantages.
A guided trek offers many benefits, including a knowledgeable guide who can provide information about the local culture and history, assist with navigation, and ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. The guide can also provide support in case of a medical emergency, and help to organize the logistics of the trek. A guided trek also provides a social aspect as trekkers can share their experiences with others and make new friends.
On the other hand, a solo trek offers greater freedom and independence, allowing trekkers to set their own pace and make their own decisions. It also provides an opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery. However, a solo trek can be challenging as trekkers need to be self-sufficient and well-prepared for all eventualities, including navigation, first aid, and carrying all their own gear.
Ultimately, the choice between a guided or solo trek will depend on individual preferences and abilities. Trekkers should consider their own level of experience, fitness, and self-sufficiency before making a decision. A guided trek is recommended for first-time trekkers or those with limited experience, while a solo trek is more suitable for experienced trekkers who are comfortable with self-sufficient trekking.
The Everest Three Pass Trek is a challenging and adventurous trek, and safety should be the top priority. Here are some safety precautions to follow while trekking over the three passes:
Acclimatize properly: It’s crucial to acclimatize to the altitude to prevent altitude sickness. Take your time and allow your body to adjust to the changing altitude by taking rest days and drinking plenty of fluids.
Hire an experienced guide and porter: Hire an experienced guide and porter who are familiar with the route and can help you in case of an emergency.
Follow the trekking rules and regulations: Respect the rules and regulations of the trek, including carrying the necessary permits, avoiding littering, and respecting the local culture.
Wear appropriate trekking gear: Wear comfortable and appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, and a good quality backpack.
Stay hydrated and nourished: Drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food to keep your body hydrated and nourished.
Stay alert and aware of your surroundings: Stay alert and aware of your surroundings to avoid accidents, including slippery paths and falling rocks.
Carry a first aid kit: Carry a well-stocked first aid kit with essential medicines to treat common illnesses and injuries.
By following these safety precautions, you can have a safe and enjoyable Everest Three Pass Trekking experience.
To prevent altitude sickness on Everest High Pass trekking, follow these steps:
By following these tips and closely monitoring your body, you can prevent altitude sickness and enjoy a safe and successful Everest High Pass Trek.
What is High Pass Trekking in the Everest region of Nepal?
High Pass Trekking is a challenging trek in the Everest region of Nepal that involves crossing high mountain passes, such as Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La.
How long does the High Pass Trek take?
The length of the trek can vary depending on the itinerary, but most treks take around 15-20 days.
What is the best time to trek?
The best time to trek is during the dry months of March to May and September to November.
What are the physical requirements for the trek?
The trek requires a good level of physical fitness, as it involves long days of hiking at high altitudes.
Is it necessary to hire a guide for the trek?
While it is possible to trek independently, it is recommended to hire a guide for the High Pass Trek, especially for those with limited experience.
What is the cost of the trek?
The cost of the trek depends on the itinerary, group size, and the level of service required.
What is the accommodation like during the trek?
Accommodation during the trek is in basic teahouses or lodges.
What should I pack for the trek?
Essential items to pack include warm clothing, a good quality sleeping bag, a first-aid kit, and a water purification system.
How do I acclimatize to the high altitude?
Proper acclimatization is important to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. It involves ascending slowly, taking rest days, and drinking plenty of water.
What is the food like during the trek?
The food during the trek is typically basic and consists of local food such as dal bhat (lentil soup and rice), soup, noodles, potatoes, and vegetables.
What is the altitude of the trek and is it safe?
The altitude of the trek can reach over 5,000 meters, and while the trek is considered safe, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with high altitude trekking.
What kind of medical assistance is available during the trek?
Basic medical assistance is available at some teahouses along the trekking route, but it is recommended to carry a comprehensive first-aid kit.
Can I bring my camera and other electronics during the trek?
Yes, but it is important to keep in mind that facilities for charging electronics are limited, especially in the remote areas.
What is the impact of trekking on the local environment and community?
It is important to minimize the impact of trekking on the local environment and community. This can be achieved by following Leave No Trace principles, using eco-friendly products, and supporting local businesses.