Everest Three High Passes Trek

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

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Group Size: Minimum 2
  • Trip Type: Teahouse Trekking
  • Best Season: March to June | Sept to Dece
  • Transport: Air + Private Vehicle
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Max Elevation: 5,545m | 18,193ft.


  • Thrilling 21-day adventure in the Everest region
  • Conquer three challenging high passes: Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass, and Kongma La Pass
  • Spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and other Himalayan peaks
  • Explore remote and less-traveled trails, revealing hidden valleys and pristine landscapes
  • Immerse yourself in Sherpa culture and hospitality in traditional villages
  • Visit ancient monasteries and experience the spiritual ambiance of the region
  • Witness the unique blend of Tibetan Buddhism and Sherpa traditions
  • A true test of endurance and the spirit of adventure in the Himalayas
  • Create lifelong memories and experience personal triumphs in a breathtaking environment

About Everest Three High Passes Trek

Welcome to the exhilarating 21 Days Three High Passes Trek with Nepal Spirit Adventure! This extraordinary trek takes you on an unforgettable journey through the mesmerizing landscapes of the Everest region, where you will conquer three challenging high passes and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

The Three High Passes Trek is designed for adventure enthusiasts seeking a thrilling and rewarding experience. This trek offers a unique opportunity to explore remote and less-traveled trails, discover hidden valleys, and witness breathtaking views of towering peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Cho Oyu.

Embark on an epic adventure as you traverse high-altitude passes, including the famous Cho La Pass (5,368m), Renjo La Pass (5,465m), and Kongma La Pass (5,350m). These passes challenge your physical endurance and reward you with panoramic vistas that will leave you breathless.

Throughout the journey, you will be accompanied by our experienced and knowledgeable guides who will ensure your safety and comfort. They will lead you through rugged terrains, snow-capped landscapes, and glacial valleys, providing valuable insights into the local culture, flora, and fauna.

Along the way, you will have the opportunity to explore traditional Sherpa villages, interact with the friendly locals, and experience their warm hospitality. Visit ancient monasteries, immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance, and witness the unique blend of Tibetan Buddhism and Sherpa traditions that shape the region's cultural fabric.

The 21 Days Three High Passes Trek is a true test of endurance, determination, and the spirit of adventure. Join Nepal Spirit Adventure as we take you on this remarkable expedition, where breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and personal triumphs await. Get ready for an experience of a lifetime in the majestic Himalayas.

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On your KathmanduTribhuvan International flight arrival schedule we will pick you up by private vehicle then we transfer to hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshments you just take it easy can walk around the Thamel tourist shopping center overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

Today is your free day In Kathmandu in preparation for the adventure Everest Three High Passes, visit Nepal Spirit Adventure head office to check the trekking equipment, get introduced to the 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 you arrive in Kathmandu, overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic flight of 35 mins to Lukla with panorama views of mountains, reaching 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 Phakding for an overnight stop in a nice lodge by the bank of Dudh Kosi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Diner
  • Altitude: 2,640m | 8,690ft

The morning walk continues following the river upstream most of the way, crossing a 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 a 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: B L D
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,280ft

A perfect spot for a 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: B L D
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,280ft

From Namche morning walk leads up for 30 minutes 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 walk uphill through quaint woodlands of rhododendrons, pines, and first trees with marvelous mountain views the climb after a 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: B L D
  • Altitude: 3,867m | 12,684ft

Morning views of Everest and magnificent Ama-Dablam, walk leads downhill for a few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walks on the open country where the tree lines disappear only for a 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: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft

A full rest day at Dingboche for better acclimatization to make sure that every member of the group is well and fit for the onward journey to Everest base camp.

Dingboche takes a short hike to Nangkartshang hill for a great panorama of Imjatse Valley with the Island, Taboche peaks include views of the world’s fifth-highest Mt. Makalu towards the east direction.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft

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 leading 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 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 the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche for an overnight stop in the comfort of a cozy lodge after a hard day but exciting walk.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft

Morning towards Everest Base Camp, starting with a gentle uphill walk for a 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's highest mountain retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for an overnight halt.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 5,125m | 16,814ft

Early morning hike to the top of Kalapathar at 5,545m, the highest point of this adventure as the walk leads up for a 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: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,840m | 15,879ft

On a tough and exciting day, morning cross the second pass of this adventure over Tsho-la pass ( Chola), after breakfast follow 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 CholatseGlacier, from here descend carefully to Thanknak for an overnight stop after a hard climb over Cho-la pass, Thanknak at 4,750m a small isolated place with few lodges.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 5,368m | 17,611ft

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 the valley passing the first lake and the second lake, and reaching the third lake called Dudh Pokhari where Gokyo is located at 4,790 meters views.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,790m | 15,715ft

The morning hike to Gokyo 5th Lake is a 2-3 hours round trip, The walk leads high on a moraine rocky path heading towards the top of Gokyo Ri with an awesome panorama of Cho-Oyu world 6th highest mountain that straddles the border with Nepal | Tibet includes grand views of Mt. Everest, Changtse as far to Mt. Makalu.

After a great hike return back to Gokyo with an afternoon free to catch up with your dairy.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,790m | 15,715ft

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 sections 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 descends reaching a small settlement at Lungdeng which is near Nangpa-la pass towards Tibet. The walk continues to reach Marlung village for an overnight stop above Bhote Koshi River upstream.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,210m | 13,812ft

After having breakfast, we trek down to Thame's 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: B L D
  • Altitude: 3,880m | 12,729ft

Morning walking outskirts of Thame village with a 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 Namche Bazaar.

From here downhill walk back to Monjo near the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit, walk downhill to Dudh Kosi River through Jorsalle to reach a pleasant nice village at Monjo for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 2,835m | 9,301ft

Morning walks on the best pleasant path most of the way reaching 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.

  • Altitude: 2,840m | 9,317ft

As per our normal morning flight schedule for Kathmandu, transfer to Tenzing Hillary Airport terminal and then board in respective airline 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 transfer back to your respective hotels with time in the afternoon for leisure moments and individual activities.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Start Hotel
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

After a huge adventure trekking from Everest 3 high passes, 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 flights might change then we can use also this as an extra day that is why we highly recommend our comfortable Everest three high passes trek itinerary of 21 days.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

After a wonderful time at Everest 3 high passes trekking with the 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.

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    Cost Details

    • International arrival airport picks up and final departure from the hotel to the airport by private transfer.
    • Domestic airport arrival departure one departure and one airport pick-up service inclusive by private vehicle.
    • 4 nights in a twin-sharing bedroom tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast, 2 nights before, and 2 nights after the trek.
    • Domestic flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu including airport departure taxes
    • Lodge accommodation on the trekking.
    • Everest base camp trekking meals inclusive 3 times a day: 20 breakfast, 16 lunch, and 16 dinners.
    • An experienced English-speaking trek guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging.
    • Honest Sherpa porters carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, and lodging.
    • Everest national park permit and all necessary trekking route permits.
    • Inclusive trek equipment 4-season sleeping bag, feather-down jacket, and duffel bag.
    • A comprehensive medical kit for along the trek.
    • Travel and rescue arrangements.
    • All necessary paperwork with government and local taxes.
    • We invite you to farewell dinner or lunch after the trek.
    • Personal expenses such as cold and hot drinks, chocolate, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, hot shower while staying in a teahouse, heater, phone calls, etc.
    • You can get a Nepal visa upon arrival or you can apply in your country. Visa cost:- 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD.
    • Top requirement of personal travel insurance & Rescue operation.
    • Tips for guides 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).
    • We arrange also Kathmandu's old heritage tour and the Chitwan jungle safari trip before or after the trek.
    • International flight tickets.
    • Excess baggage charge while the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu, 15kg is included in domestic flight. Remember that! free of cost stores the extra bags in Kathmandu hotel the things are not useful along the trek.
    • Personal trekking equipment.

    Dates & Prices

    Departure note

    All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips to your dream destination.


    Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
    20 Jul, 2024 - 09 Aug, 2024AvailableUS$1690Confirm

    Useful Information

    How do I get a Nepal Visa and Cost?

    To obtain a Nepal visa, you have two options:

    Visa on Arrival:

    Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or other entry points, you can fill out a visa application form available at the airport.

    You will need to provide a valid passport, a recent passport-sized photograph, and the visa fee in the form of cash (preferably in USD) or a credit card.

    The visa fees are as follows:

    • 15 days: USD 30
    • 30 days: USD 50
    • 90 days: USD 125

    Online Visa Application:

    You can also apply for a Nepal visa online in advance through the official website of the Department of Immigration of Nepal. Fill out the online application form and make the payment using a credit or debit card.

    After the successful submission of your online application, you will receive a visa approval letter via email, which you can print and present upon arrival at the immigration desk to obtain your visa.

    Are accommodation and meals included in this package?

    Yes, this package includes full board accommodation and meals throughout the trek, as well as a bed and breakfast in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, we arrange accommodation in tourist standard hotels, while during the trek, accommodation is provided in lodges, guest houses, and teahouses with shared amenities. The rooms are based on twin-sharing, where you will be paired with another member of the same gender in your group. If requested, triple-sharing can be arranged both in Kathmandu and during the trek. Single supplements are available at an additional cost.

    The accommodation options during the trek are basic but comfortable, with room amenities becoming more basic as the altitude increases. Toilet and bathroom facilities are typically shared among the guests. Some accommodations offer hot shower facilities, while others provide a limited amount of hot water upon request for an extra charge. Please note that the availability of such facilities may decrease with higher elevations.

    Meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be served based on the menu available at the teahouses along the trekking route. The meals are freshly prepared using local and organic ingredients, ensuring quality and taste. Soft drinks and snacks can be purchased at your own expense, with prices typically increasing as the elevation rises. In Kathmandu, breakfast will be served as per the hotel's breakfast menu, usually buffet style.

    Rest assured that we prioritize comfortable accommodations and delicious meals to provide you with a pleasant and satisfying experience throughout your journey.

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

    The ideal seasons to plan the Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal are spring (March to May) and autumn (October to November). These seasons offer the most favorable weather conditions, excellent visibility, and well-maintained trails, ensuring a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

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

    Absolutely! Travel and trekking insurance are essential for the Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal. It is a mandatory requirement.

    When choosing your insurance policy, ensure that it covers the following key aspects: trip cancellation or interruption, medical evacuation (including treatment costs, hospital charges, doctor's fees, and medication expenses), flight insurance (for cancellations and delays), and baggage insurance (in case of misplaced or lost luggage). You may also consider adding supplemental policies to cover specific issues such as identity theft, security, and political evacuations (related to natural disasters, civil unrest, political instability, etc.).

    Alternatively, you can opt for a comprehensive insurance policy that covers all the aforementioned aspects, including expenses incurred due to delayed trips, missed flights, or any itinerary changes made by the tour company. It's important to note that the maximum elevation reached during this trek is 5,550 meters. Therefore, ensure that your policy includes helicopter and medical evacuation coverage up to 6,000 meters, as some standard policies only cover up to 4,000 meters.

    Prioritize obtaining comprehensive trekking and travel insurance to safeguard yourself against unforeseen circumstances and ensure peace of mind throughout your Everest Three High Passes Trek.

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

    To plan the Everest Three High Passes trek in Nepal, it is important to have a high level of fitness, good health, and some hiking experience. This trek is graded as challenging, as it involves crossing three high passes and reaching altitudes of up to 5,545 meters at Kala Patthar.

    The trail can be demanding, with some days requiring 9-10 hours of walking. Therefore, excellent stamina, physical fitness, and mental determination are necessary to complete this trek successfully.

    Before embarking on the trek, it is strongly advised to consult with your local General Practitioner (GP) for advice, medication, and permission, especially if you have any acute or chronic health conditions. Your GP can also guide you on the necessary preparations and fitness training required for the trek. If a GP is not available, seeking advice from travel clinics is recommended.

    While no technical skills are needed for this trek, prior hiking or camping experiences are beneficial. Additionally, engaging in regular exercise such as jogging, running, swimming, cycling, and uphill climbing for a few weeks before the trip is highly recommended to build the required stamina.

    It is crucial to inform us about your current health condition, any ongoing illnesses, medical situations, and regular medications you are taking. Your honesty regarding these matters will help us prepare for any potential emergencies and ensure your safety throughout the trek.

    Is the transportation cost included in the package?

    Yes, the Everest Three High Passes Trek package includes the cost of arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle as well as airfare for 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, 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, at other times, when you do not have access to the internet, or in the case of emergencies, you can use the cellular phone provided by 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 a passport visa copy is required to purchase a 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 company 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 meet your requirements, we offer an option to fully customize the trip to meet the needs and requirements of each 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, expeditions, tours, 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 the 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 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 them in a safety deposit box in your hotel in Kathmandu.


    • 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


    • 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 pullovers
    • Waterproof shell jacket (breathable fabric)

    Down jacket:

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


    • 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 soft-shell pants
    • 2 pairs of trekking pants
    • 1 pair of cotton pants
    • 1 pair of hardshell pants (waterproof and breathable fabric; Gore-Tex preferred)


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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, and contact lenses


    • 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, and a small mirror
    • Reading a book, journal, pen, iPod, travel games, plug adapter, and 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


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