Best Time to Trek to Everest 3 Passes
The best time to trek to Everest 3 Passes is between mid-February to the end of May and mid-September to mid-December when the weather conditions are suitable for this trekking. Although the pretty best time to trek to Everest 3 Passes is in October and November when it is dry and the weather is mild, although at higher altitudes the temperature still plummets below freezing at night so be well prepared. The spring months between March and May are also the main trekking season, although the temperatures are higher and there are occasional rains in the region.
Fitness Required for the Everest 3 Passes
Everest 3 Passes Trek is a pretty much challenging, reaching heights of 5,545m, and walking for between 5 to 7 hours a day, therefore a high level of fitness is required. Nevertheless, you are able to walk at a steady pace and regular stops will be made en-route each day so the physical exertion, though strenuous, is not sustained. Mount Everest region offers some of the best trekking tours in the world, with stunning scenery and magnificent mountain ranges. And, you do not need to be an athlete to undertake either of these treks; simply require a good level of fitness, gained from regular exercise and a sense of adventure. Better fitness will allow you to adjust with ease, leaving you to enjoy yourself and your surroundings. We at Alpine Eco Trek suggest you begin a fitness program at least three months before the trek departure. Take part in regular activities such as joining a gym, cycling, swimming, jogging, tennis, walking and bushwalking.
Safety is extremely important especially in high altitude trekking where we have years of experience. Our Everest 3 Passes trek package allows enough time for you to acclimatize and adjust to the altitude. Unlike some other trekking companies, we do not reduce the number of days required for acclimatization in order to reduce the trip cost. We don’t compromise on safety. We expect and we plan for the unexpected.
We brief you well on how to prevent altitude sickness. Our experienced guides will take good care of you and provide valuable information on Everest 3 Passes trek. All of our guides and porters have proper equipment themselves and they are well insured.
Travelling is an investment and we believe that insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.
A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some make special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in the Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.
Please kindly provide us your copy of the insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.
Accommodations during Everest 3 Passes Trek, we use simple Sherpa family-run teahouses/lodges with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy wood-burning fire. Rooms are on a twin share basis and you will need to bring your own sleeping bag. Most guesthouses/lodges have shared bathroom facilities (particularly during Everest 3 passes trek) and you would not always have access to a shower. When there is no shower facility you will be given a bucket of hot water to wash. The guesthouses/lodges usually charge for this service though we offer it complimentary on all high adventure treks. If you need to charge the battery of your camera or mobile phone and etc, the guesthouses/lodges might charge a small amount of money which you can pay them directly. You need to understand that when you are trekking you will be away from civilization and the comforts of home. It is an adventure holiday. Despite the lack of facilities, these guesthouses/ lodges certainly have a rustic charm. Most are blessed with breathtaking views and being family-run operations, offer a great insight into the daily life of the Himalayan people and their culture and tradition.
Meals during the Everest 3 Passes Trek
During the Everest 3 Passes Trek, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included. Meals at the guesthouses/ lodges are normally vegetarian and staple foods include steamed rice, vegetable curry, lentil soup, noodles, pasta, dumplings, fries, and stew. Desert is not provided, although it's usually possible to purchase chocolate bars, biscuits, and sweets at the lodge’s bakery. At each meal, you will be given a cup of tea or coffee and you can purchase additional drinks from the guesthouses/lodges. During the Everest 3 passes trek, mineral water is readily available to buy and the cost ranges from Rs 100 - 500 per liter depending on the altitude (the higher you are, the more things cost). Alternatively, you can refill a bottle at guesthouses/lodges and water stations by paying a nominal fee of Rs.20-50 and use purification tablets to make it safer to drink.
As tap water is not safe to drink in Nepal, only drink bottled mineral water which is readily available in tea shops, guesthouses, lodges, and restaurants. You should also avoid salads which are quite raw and may be washed in unhygienic water.
Everest 3 passes trek will lead by the experienced local guides. They are carefully selected on the basis of their experience and knowledge about the region and leadership skills. Our porters will carry your main rucksack; you will just need to carry a small day pack for your water, camera, and essentials. Our trekking guides and porters have taken the following training:
- First Aid Training
- Trekking Guide Training
- English Language Training
- Climbing and Mountaineering Training
- Conservation and Biodiversity Training
What to Expect
Nepal is a small beautiful Himalayan kingdom. It is a developing country with limited infrastructure. Coupled with this and ever-changing weather conditions and it is no surprise that at times there can be delays or cancellation of treks and tours. This may take the form of flight delays due to the low cloud in the mountains or foggy weather in Kathmandu. The road network in Nepal is quite congested in the major cities too and suffers from poor maintenance on some routes again causing delays and a rough ride from time to time. Whilst Kathmandu has a good choice of high-quality hotels, in other areas hotels and facilities are not as high as western standards. Alpine Eco Trek tries to offset any unforeseen problems but patience and understanding should be included when packing. Bear in mind that tourism is still relatively new to these wonderful Himalayan regions, things do not always go smoothly and a sense of adventure is a must.
Our Everest 3 passes trek package is carefully designed to ensure there is plenty of time for ample acclimatization and cases of High Altitude Sickness are rare. High Altitude Sickness is not related to your level of physical fitness; it occurs as a result of failure to adapt to High Altitudes (usually over 3000 meters) and can affect anyone (no matter how fit is he/she). The common symptoms are loss of appetite, headaches, nausea, short breathing, sleeplessness and the swelling of fingers and glands. Primary treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.
Weather / Climate in Nepal
Weather/climate in Nepal, June to September are the monsoon season and during these months it is very hot and rains almost every day. From October to November is much drier with pleasant temperatures in the daytime and good visibility, and at this time of year, the weather is ideal for trekking. The winter months from December to February tend to be mild in the daytime but can become very cold at night especially in the hilly regions and mountains. The month of January is the coldest month of the year. Temperatures will go down to minus in the mountains. Mid-March to May is very warm, with occasional rains. The annual temperatures peak in May just before the monsoons begin. The best time to do the Everest 3 passes trek is during the spring (from March to May) and autumn (from Mid-September to mid-December)
What to pack for Everest 3 Passes Trek? Well, it is highly recommended to pack light and to bring clothes that can be layered for warmth. There are plenty of equipment shops selling clothes and trekking equipment at very cheap prices in Kathmandu and en route, so there is no need to worry about not packing enough. This equipment checklist below suggests several items you might bring on a tour/trek:
- A large duffel bag for two of you: - This is for the majority of your gear that a porter will carry for you.
- Day pack: - Bring a comfortable pack to carry your personal items such as water bottles, Water purifier, camera, snacks, hat, and a change of clothes.
- Money belt or pouch: - Always carry your valuables, including plane tickets and passport, on your person.
- First Aid Kit/Medicine: - It is extremely helpful to have the basic items such as blister Treatments, antibiotics or Artemesia Quassia Supreme, Neosporin or natural alternative, Band-aids, aspirin, etc., on your person.
- Water bottle: - we recommend bringing 1 one-liter bottle to carry your water.
- Trekking Boots: - These can make or break your trek. Be sure to bring a pair of sturdy trekking boots with good ankle support that is well broken in. Try to have 150 miles on your boots before taking them on the trek!
- Socks: - Bring a couple of pairs of wool trekking socks and liner socks.
- Nighttime shoe: - Sandals or sneakers are good for changing into after a long day of Trekking.
- Thermal and regular underwear: - Try to bring items that wick the moisture away from the body. Bring one pair of mid-weight and one pair of expedition weight long underwear; to be sure you will be warm enough.
- Trekking pants: - Bring several pairs of loose-fitting, lightweight, moisture-wicking pants. Shorts are optional, but baring your legs is not recommended.
- T-shirts/Long sleeve shirt:-Lightweight, quick-drying, moisture-wicking shirts are recommended.
- Polar fleece/Warm sweater: - Bring a lightweight pullover to help keep you warm.
- Jackets: - Wind and rain jackets are recommended, try bringing one that meets both needs. If your jacket is not large enough to cover you and your pack, be sure to protect the items in your pack with a waterproof sack. And add one warm down jacket.
- Hats: - Bring two hats: one to keep your head warm and one to protect you from the sun.
- Gloves/Mittens: - Bring a pair of warm gloves, preferably a synthetic material as opposed to leather. Liners are optional, but if your hands get cold easily you may want to bring a pair.
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm
- Flashlight/Headlamp (extra batteries).
- Power snacks: - If you have a favorite, we recommend bringing it from home.
- Miscellaneous: toiletries, quick-drying towel and liquid hand sanitizer.
Please send us an inquiry letting us know that how many of you are there in your group to do this trek then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.