Everest Three High Passes Trek

Crossing over world 3-high passes in the shade of towering Mt. Everest

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 02 - 10 People in Group
  • Max Elevation: 5,545m

Highlights

  • Scenic Mountain flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu and Tenzing-Hillary Airport one of the most adventurous airports to land on in the world
  • Explore traditional Sherpa settlements and their lifestyle culture hospitality with spiritual Buddhist monuments
  • Trek into Sagarmatha National Park one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal
  • Lifetime experience trekking to Everest Three High Passes Renjo La (5,360m), Cho La (5,368m) and Kongma La (5,535m)
  • Visit base camp of the world’s highest mountain, the Mt. Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
  • View of High mountain panorama Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m) and Cho Oyu (8,210m)-1st, 4th,5th, and 6th highest peak in the world
  • Sunrise and sunset view over Himalayan giants and the view of Everest from the base camp to the summit from Kala Patthar (5,545m) and Gokyo Ri (5,360m)
  • Enjoy the Khumbu Glacier (world’s highest glacier) and Ngozumpa Glacier (The longest glacier in the Himalayas)

About Everest Three High Passes Trek

Everest Three High Passes Trek leads us to experience an adventure of a lifetime, with the tremendous support of our expert guides and staff, providing you with memorable and enjoyable time trekking over Everest Three High Passes Trek.

Everest Three High Passes Trekking offers us magnificent mountain views and permits us to visit traditional Sherpa villages and interesting monasteries with old Buddhist religion and cultures, trek into lovely rhododendron, pines and fir tree lines and towards arctic temperature zone of barren landscapes.

21 Days Everest Three High Passes Trek itinerary is an inclusive three-star hotel in Kathmandu, air-fare, high-quality trekking equipment, clean trek lodges, and healthy porter support our bag along the adventure Everest Three High Passes Trek where you can observe a dramatic change in vegetations, climate, and landscapes in the shade of world highest peaks.

Everest Three High Passes Trek starting with an exciting short flight to Lukla and starting the trek to famous Namche Bazaar with wonderful views of snowcapped peaks and then towards scenic Tengboche Monastery surrounded with mountains and green tree lines.

The walk continues to cross over Kongma-La pass at 5,535m to reach our destination at Everest base camp with acclimatization days in between trekking which helps us to get successful Everest Three High Passes trail in Khumbu region.

After a visit to Everest base camp with a climb to the highest point at Kalapatthar 5,545m, the adventure leads over Cho-la pass 5,386m to reach a scenic Gokyo Lake and the valley with tremendous panorama with Cho-Oyu and Makalu for high Gokyo Ri viewpoint.

Everest Three High Passes Trek finally ends on crossing the last pass Renjo-la 5,360m before heading back to Lukla for the flight to Kathmandu after a remarkable time in the high mountains with great services of Nepal Spirit Adventure including its friendly staff and guides.

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Itinerary

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On arrival in Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit guide or staff with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment you just take it easy can walk around the Thamel tourist shopping center overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Today is your free day In Kathmandu and preparation for the adventure Everest Three High Passes, visit Nepal Spirit Adventure head office check trek equipment, introduction with trek guide as well as brief about the whole trek as per your booking and clear the final trip cost bill even, you can take Kathmandu city sightseeing tour paying by extra day tour cost which is available and you can discuss after your arrival in Kathmandu, overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic flight of 35 mins to Lukla with panorama views of mountains, on reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip start the trek towards Phakding on a good trail through traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of snow-capped peaks after a good walk of 3-4 hours reaching at Phakding for an overnight stop in a nice lodge by the bank of Dudh Kosi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse
  • Transportation: By Air

Morning walk continues following the river upstream most of the way, crossing few bridges over Dudh Kosi River and villages of Bhenkar and Monjo to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here leading to Jorsalle village for lunch, and then walk for few hours to the last bridge leading with a steep uphill climb for few hours to Namche Bazaar, Namche with many facilities good stores, shops, restaurant, pubs, cyber cafe, post office and banks.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House

A perfect spot for rest day and acclimatization before heading higher area, at Namche one can relax or take a short hike to Everest View Hotel which takes almost 2 hours or walk up to the top of Namche for better views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks, visit of the interesting museum.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House

From Namche morning walk leads up for 30 mins to the ridge with an aerial view of Namche Bazaar and overlooking beautiful towering peaks, the walk is easier on the gradual winding scenic path, then heading downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, after a break here walking uphill through quaint woodlands of rhododendron, pines, firs trees with marvelous mountain views the climb after few hours reach a beautiful spot of Thyangboche with its famous Buddhist monastery with a magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande and majestic peak of Amadablam.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning views of Everest and magnificent Ama-Dablam, walk leads downhill for few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walking on the open country where the tree lines disappear only for few sparse vegetation and juniper bushes, walking on the gentle uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters, the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walking on the nice terrain with the last climb to Dingboche village for an overnight stop, located in the Imjatse valley with the picturesque panorama of snow-capped mountains including North Face of Ama-Dablam.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Another rest day for proper acclimatization, morning take a short hike on the hills for better views of Island peaks and Mt. Makalu in the far distance with other high snowcapped peaks.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

After a wonderful break in Dingboche, a tough and exciting day crossing the first pass of this adventure. Early morning walk follows an uphill trail for an hour leadings to moraine and rocks beneath Kongma-la and its peak Kongma or Mehra, after a good rest in between cross over Kongma-La pass at 5,535 m / 18,159 ft hidden between by Nuptse, Mihara, and Pokalde peaks, after a strenuous climb head towards Khumbu glacier and moraine, the path on the glacier can be misleading so follow our lead guide, after descending walk leads on the path to a short steep climb up to terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier to reach at Lobuche for an overnight stop in the comfort of a cozy lodge after a hard and tough day but exciting walk.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning towards Everest Base Camp, starting with a gentle uphill walk for few hours, and then a short steep climb near to Gorakshep walking on the glacier, moraine to reach Gorakshep with few lodges, located beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar as the walk continues towards the east for few hours to Everest Base Camp overlooking Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice Fall. After a great time and feeling high beneath the world highest mountain retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight halt.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Early morning hike to the top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, the highest point of this adventure as the walk leads up for few hours offering tremendous views of surrounding snow-capped mountains as far to the horizon including Mt. Everest at close distance and beneath the towering lofty peak of Pumori. After a great time return to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue to walk near Thugla, and descend to a small valley, beneath Cholatse peak for an overnight stop at Dzongla located at the base of Cho-la pass separating Gokyo and Everest base camp area.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

A tough and exciting day, morning cross the second pass of this adventure over Tsho-la pass ( Chola), after breakfast follows the path leading to a steep up and then cross the glacier on the eastern side. On reaching the top of the pass at an altitude of 5,367m, sometimes it will be quite challenging to traverse (in snow conditions), from the top offers amazing views of mountains with Cholatse Glacier, from here descend carefully to Thanknak for overnight stop after a hard climb over Cho-la pass, Thanknak at 4,750m a small isolated place with few Lodges.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

After a great time crossing Cho-la pass, an easy walk follows the main Gokyo trail, at the foot of the Ngozumba glacier. Slowly and gradually journey leads to Gokyo Lake, climbing a rocky path into valley passing the first lake and the second lake, reaching the third lake called Dudh Pokhari where Gokyo located at 4,790 meters views.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning hike to Gokyo 5th Lake a 2-3 hours round trip, walk leads high on moraine rocky path heading towards at the top of Gokyo Ri with an awesome panorama of Cho-Oyu world 6th highest mountain straddles the border with Nepal / Tibet includes grand views of Mt. Everest, Changtse as far to Mt. Makalu. After a great hike returns back to Gokyo with afternoon free to catch up with your dairy.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

The last pass of the adventure, starting early morning towards Renjo-La, the walk follows at the end of Gokyo Lake, with marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche, and then over Renjo La pass at 5,465 m / 17,929 ft, one of the most difficult section of this adventure, on reaching the top with a breathtaking panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high surrounding peaks. After a nice break walk follows to a frozen pond beneath Renjo La pass, and then descend reaching a small settlement at Lungdeng which is near to Nangpa-la pass towards Tibet. The walk continues to reach Marlung village for overnight stop above Bhote Koshi River upstreams.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

After taking breakfast, we trek down to Thame more amazing snow peaks. We may meet Tibetan trader encampments along the way for pictures of a rare lifestyle. About 150 meters above Thame, there is a Thame Monastery, a picturesque monastery set among the many homes of monks and laypeople. It's perched on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. This is the site for the spring celebration of the Mani Rimdu festival, held about the middle of May each year.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning walking outskirts of Thame village with short uphill and gradual walk to Thamo with hydropower of Namche and other Khumbu villages, a good walk leads back into green woodland of tall pines and rhododendron tree lines as the path approach at Namche Bazaar. From here downhill walk back to Monjo near the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit, walk leads downhill to Dudh Kosi River through Jorsalle to reach a pleasant nice village at Monjo for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning walks on the best pleasant path most of the way reaching at Phakding from here retracing the walk back to Lukla with the last climb for an hour, on reaching Lukla celebration with fellow trekkers and staff.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

As per our normal morning flight schedule for Kathmandu, transfer to Tenzing and Hillary Airport terminal and then board in respective airlines plane for the sweeping and panoramic flight back to Kathmandu, overlooking tremendous views of mountains as our air journey ends at Kathmandu airport. After checking out then transfer back to your respective hotels with time in the afternoon for leisure moments and individual activities.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After huge adventure trekking from Everest 3 high passes trekking, a wonderful time to have a complete extra rest day in Kathmandu, relax and visit old Kathmandu place or you can visit Bhaktapur Durbar square. Due to the weather at Lukla domestic flight might change then we can use also this extra day that is why we highly recommend you above our comfortable Everest three high passes trek itinerary 21 days.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After a wonderful time at Everest 3 high passes trekking with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Cost Details

  • All airport and hotel transfer by private
  • 4 nights in a 3- star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu including airport departure taxes
  • Guesthouse and lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meals: 3 times a day - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Honest Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, and lodging
  • Everest national park permit
  • 4-season sleeping bag, feather-down jacket, and duffel bag
  • Farewell dinners
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All necessary paperwork with government and local taxes
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, hot shower while staying in a teahouse, heater and phone calls, etc
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Travel insurance & Rescue operation
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Food and extra nights in a hotel in Kathmandu (due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal)
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu
  • International flight tickets
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal trekking equipment

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Trip departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays, we can open a new trip date.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
29 Sep, 2020 - 19 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$1650

Personal Information

Useful Information

How do I get Nepal Visa & Cost?

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.

If you have obtained a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing required documents. Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior to their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepal Government.

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.

1st Step:

Fill in ' Arrival Card '

Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting our official website Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring a visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.

2nd Step:

Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days) Get the receipt.

While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points

  • 15 Days – 30 USD
  • 30 Days – 50 USD
  • 90 Days – 125 USD

3rd Step:

Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts, and your passport. Hand in your documents to the immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues a visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

What is Nepal Visa Extension Fee?

Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

Does this package include accommodation and meals?

Yes, this package is inclusive full board (meal and accommodation), during the trek and bed and breakfast in Kathmandu. The accommodation in Kathmandu is arranged in a 3-star tourist standard hotel and lodges/guest houses/teahouses (with shared amenities), during the trek. The rooms are booked on a twin-share basis, where you will be paired up with another member (same-sex) of your group. Triple share can be arranged on request, both in Kathmandu and during the trek. Single supplements are also available but at extra cost. The accommodation options used during the trek are very basic. The room amenities are also basic, which decreases with the increase in altitude. However, the rooms are comfortable and are the best available in the area. Toilets and bathrooms are usually common. Some of these accommodations provide a hot shower facility, while the others provide a few buckets of hot water on request (extra charge applicable). This facility also decreases with an increase in elevation.

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), during the trek, will be served as per the tea house menu. All meals will be freshly made, using organic and local ingredients and will be plentiful. Soft drinks and other snacks can be purchased at your own expenses (the prices significantly increase, with the increase in elevation). Breakfast in Kathmandu will be served as per the hotel breakfast menu (usually buffet). 

What is the best season to plan the Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal?

Spring (March to May) and Autumn(October to November) are the two best seasons to plan the Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal. These two seasons are very supportive in terms of weather, climate, visibility and trail condition. Heavy snowfall in winter and heavy rainfall during the monsoon time, both season will not be the best time to do this trek, however, if you are ready for these conditions we can organize the trek any time a year.

Do we need trek and travel insurance to do the Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal? If yes, what type?

Naturally! Yes, We need a travel and trekking insurance to do this Everest High Passes Trek in Nepal. It is very compulsory, Trekking/travel insurance can cut back on the major financial risk of traveling such as like missed flight, canceled the trip, lost baggage, theft, emergency evacuation, accidents and illness and well as dead body repatriation. Therefore, be careful while choosing your insurance policy. Make sure that the policy covers five major courses: trip cancellation or interruption, medical evacuation (treatment cost, hospital charges, doctor’s fee, and cost of the medicine), flight insurance (cancellations and delays) and baggage insurance (misplaced or lost luggage). You can also add supplemental policies to cover particular issues, like identity theft, and security and political evacuation (natural disasters, civil uprisings, military coups, political unrest, etc.). Or, get a ‘Comprehensive Insurance’ that covers all of the above-given courses plus expenses caused by delayed trips, missed flights or any alterations in the itinerary by the tour company. Moreover, the maximum elevation gained during this trek is 5,550 meters; therefore, it’s important to ensure that the policy covers helicopter and medical evacuation up to 6000 meters (some standard policies only cover up to 4000 meters).

How healthy, fit and experienced should I be, in order to plan the Everest Three High Passes trek in Nepal?

The Everest Three High Passes Trekking in Nepal is a challenging grade. During this adventure trip, trekkers need to cross the three high passes: Renjo La (5,360m), Cho La (5,368m) and Kongma La (5,535m) and also hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m). Some days require 9-10 hours walking. The trail is demanding. Therefore, a high level of fitness, a healthy body, excellent stamina, and tough determination is required to successfully complete this trek.

Therefore, it is highly suggested that you seek advice, medication, and permission from your local General Practitioner, before planning your trek. Especially those with acute or chronic health conditions are highly recommended to consult your doctor prior to trek booking. It is also recommended that you consult regarding the necessary guide walks required to prepare your body for this trek. In the absence of GP, we suggest you seek advice from travel clinics.

No technical skill is required to plan this trek in Nepal. But, prior hiking or camping experiences are a plus point. Also, a few weeks of regular exercise like jogging, running, swimming, cycling, uphill climbing is highly recommended to build the required stamina, before the trip.

Note: We kindly request you to inform us regarding your present health condition, medical situation, ongoing illness and the regular medicines that you are taking. We expect you to be honest regarding these issues, so that we can get prepared for emergencies.)

Is the transportation cost included in the package?

Yes, Everest Three High Passes Trek package includes the cost of arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle as well as airfare of the Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu round flight tickets.

What happens if I get sick or injured during the Everest Three High Passes trek?

Your safety is our prime concern. We make sure that your trek is led by one of the most professional, experienced and licensed and First-Aid trained guides. In case of any sickness or injury, the guides will provide the necessary first-aid treatment and in serious situations, they will call a rescue helicopter to fly you back to Kathmandu for further medical treatment help.

How do I get in touch with my family members, while I am doing the Everest Three High Passes trek?

At places, where internet service is available, you can use it (extra charges applicable) to get in touch with your family and friends. However, other times, when you do not have access to internet, or in the case of emergencies, you can use the cellular phone provided to our guide by the company to either call or send a text to the off-site team in Kathmandu, from where the message will further be delivered to the related person. Or, you also have an option to purchase and use prepaid phone cards (submission of 2 passport-sized photos and passport visa copy is required to purchase Nepal SIM card), during your stay in Nepal.

Why should I book my Everest Three High Passes Trek with your company?

Although Nepal Spirit Adventure provides services like any other trekking companies in Nepal, there still are a few things that make us stand out in the crowd. Highly dedicated to perfection and superior service, we offer years of experience to plan an outstanding adventure trip for you. Our partnership with local people will help you explore those areas, cultures, and traditions in the Khumbu region that have seldom been explored before. We cater to every possible need of yours, during your stay in Nepal, be it food, accommodation, varied destination or communication needs. If our standard packages do meet your requirements, we offer an option to fully customize the trip to meet the needs and requirements of each individual traveler. Our best packages are available at the most competitive rates in the market.

Moreover, registered under the government of Nepal, Nepal Spirit Adventure is fully licensed and certified to organize adventure trips like trekking, hiking, expedition, tour, and other tourism-related services in Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. We believe in and practice responsible tourism. In addition to this, we also are a very active member following organizations:

  • Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)
  • Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN)
  • Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation
  • Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry

What should I bring for Everest Three High Passes Trek?

To make it easier for you to pack for your Everest Three Passes Trek in Nepal, we request you follow the list given below. The items may vary according to the season and the duration of the trek. The weight limitation for this trip is 15 kilograms; therefore, we request you not to carry the things that are not required during the trek. We also suggest you not bring any valuables and even if you happen to bring any, we request you to leave it in a safety deposit box in your hotel in Kathmandu.

Documents:

  • Valid Passport and passport-sized photos (4 copies)
  • Airline tickets
  • Photocopies of passport, visa form, and insurance policy
  • Cash, in dollars, pounds or Euros to be used in Nepal
  • Debit/Credit Card or traveler’s check.

Head/Face:

  • Bandana or headscarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece/wool/synthetic hat that covers your ears
  • Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Neck warmer (Optional)
  • Lip balm (SPF 20 at least)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40 at least)

Upper Body:

  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-proof jackets or pullover
  • Waterproof shell jacket (breathable fabric)

Down jacket:

  • Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex jacket with hood
  • Polypropylene shirts (both half and long sleeves)
  • T-shirts

Hand:

  • 1 pair of lightweight liner gloves (thin wool or synthetic)
  • 1 pair of warm gloves ( wool or heavier fleece gloves)
  • 1 pair of mittens or shell gloves (Gore-Tex preferred)

Lower Body:

  • 4 Underwear/briefs (non-cotton)
  • 2 pairs of hiking shorts (Nylon preferred)
  • 2 pairs of lightweight long underwear
  • 1 pair of softshell pants
  • 2 pairs of trekking pants
  • 1 pair of cotton pants
  • 1 pair of hardshell pants (waterproof and breathable fabric; Gore-Tex preferred)

Feet:

  • 1 pair of lightweight socks
  • 4 pairs of liner socks (synthetic/Capilene)
  • 3 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of light to medium weight Trekking boots with spare laces
  • 1 pair of sneakers or light trekking shoes
  • 1 pair of hiking gaiters (optional)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes/sandals
  • Crampons

General:

  • 4 season sleeping bag
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • 1 large duffle bag
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables
  • Small padlock for duffle-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
  • Down Jacket (optional)
  • Trekking poles
  • Durable wallet for travel documents, money & passport

Medicine:

  • Personal First Aid kit
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and band-aids
  • 1 skin blister repair kit
  • Medicines for headache, diarrhea, cough and cold, Diamox or Acetylzolamide,
  • Antibiotics: Ciprofloxacin
  • Water purification Iodine tablets or the water filter
  • Prescription glasses, contact lenses

Miscellaneous:

  • Pocket knife 
  • Toiletry kit: Toilet paper, hand wipes, liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, face wash, sanitary pads, 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel, deodorants, nail clippers, face, and body moisturizer, small mirror,
  • Reading a book, journal and pen, iPod, travel games, plug adapter,1 small roll of repair tape,
  • 1 sewing-repair kit
  •  A digital camera with extra batteries,
  • Large Ziplocs and waterproof and disposable rubbish sacks
  • Water bottles

Optional:

  • Snacks, chocolates or energy bars
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Stainless steel thermos

 

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