Three High Passes trek in Nepal
US $2200 including domestic flights only
Includes accommodation and all meals during the trek, all taxes, TIMS, permits, authorized English speaking guide with porter (2:1 ratio, 15kg per porter) and theirs equipment, insurance, salary, meals, accommodation. Contact us for tailor made tour!
Description of Three High Passes trek in Nepal
2021: 27 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 8 Nov, 22 Nov, 6 Dec
2022: 14 Feb, 28 Feb, 14 Mar, 28 Mar, 11 Apr
2022: 14 Feb, 28 Feb, 14 Mar, 28 Mar, 11 Apr
1 Reviews of Three High Passes trek in Nepal
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020 by Luke Porter
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
The scenery, visiting base camp and meeting local people
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Pack light but be prepared for all eventualities
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
The vacation helped to support local communities and provided work opportunities to local people. There are negative environmental and conservation impacts from mass trekking tourism, however the trip itself helped to minimise impacts e.g. sticking to marked trails, staying in tea houses, not using plastic bottles etc
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
The vacation was fantastic. A once in a lifetime trip that will live long in the memory. The trek was both challenging and rewarding and combined stunning scenery with an insight into local culture and community. The operator were a great company that took fantastic care of guests with really personalised professional service
Read the operator's response here:
Thank you, Luke! It was great having you here in Nepal and your feedback means a lot to us. Looking forward to greeting you for your next adventure in the Himalayas!
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetOur main idea is to share the love to the mountains that will create a balance between nature, culture, locals and adventurers. This trek is a visit card of the Himalayas and our concern is to keep it clean. No matter what style you are traveling - do not litter is a must. We educate not only porters how to respect nature but also locals, and very often, tourists. Having guides and porters don't mean we will pick up every plastic or paper after you. Let's cooperate and take care of the environment. There are special areas where we can utilize the trash. Sagarmatha National Park is rich on pure spring water. Consult with our guides where you can refill your bottles with water instead of buying bottled mineral water in plastic. Save some money and save wildlife and nature. We demand to think about mountains as your own home and take care of it.
The only source to have energy in this region - solar panels. All tea houses, lodges and guest houses use only them as it is the best solution. You can bring your own solar panel to charge your gadgets while trekking. Fortunately, sunny weather is very common during the season.
It is a walking/trekking tour which doesn't include driving. We'll have a 35mins flight there and back to avoid 2-days bus ride which we believe compromise a lot for the environment.
On some parts of the trek, there are chances to meet wild animals. Do not feed them with food, do not approach them and don't throw anything into them, don't make any sounds to attract their attention. Remember - they are at home and we are their guests. Be respectful to them.
This trek makes a huge loop which is not very much touristic but more for those who really can't live without mountains. Do not lose the path and stick to your guide. There will be a glacier part on our way over Cho La Pass which can be fragile and slippery
PeopleThis area 'belongs' to Sherpas, a local ethnic group who were born on a high altitude and naturally are strong people. We employ them as guides on this trek because who but they know this area better? It is our responsibility to promote them. Please don't refuse to hire a porter as in this way you also create an opportunity for them to make some money on living. Their income depends on season. And besides their salary, we highly encourage tipping if you believe they provided you with the best service.
In Namche Bazar during the acclimatization day, we have an opportunity to visit Khumjung school which was established by Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man with Nepali sherpa Tenzing Norgay to summit the Everest in 1953. Later he established a trust that opened over 60 schools in remote areas of Nepal. Our visit will not include any volunteering but to see the way Nepali kids study. These schools are considered the best in Nepal as they already have big support. The aim is to see a monument, introduce Hillary's achievement and bring attention that education system is little by little improving and children have a chance to receive proper education no matter where. You can learn about it and how you can help them after the trek as one short visit is not enough but more than enough to see the reality. We'll visit the school in the afternoon to make sure the classes are over and we won't interrupt them from studies. We will not enter the school as it is forbidden but we can have a talk with teachers if they are free in the yard. Unfortunately, not all remote areas in Nepal have easy access to schools. Our company feels responsible to provide scholarships for students in more remote and less popular areas. More about it you can learn in "millennium homestay trek" where we support Newari ethnic group in Eastern Nepal.
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