- Everest three passes including Chola Pass, Renjola Pass and Kong ma La pass
- Max Elevation
- 5545m at Kalapatthar
- Trip Duration
- 20 Days
- Trip Grade
- Moderate & Adventure
- Tea House Trek
- Full Board on Trek & BB Plan on City
- Private vehicle & flight
- Group Size
- Minimum 2
- Best Season
- Autumn and Spring
- Per Day Walk
- Approx. 4 - 7 hours
Things You Can Experience During The Trip
- Incredible sunrise view from the famous viewpoint of Kala Patthar.
- Exploring the three highest mountain passes of the region, including Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,360m), and Renjo La Pass (5,385m).
- Trekking to the beautiful base camp of Mt. Everest (8848.86m)
- Mountain flight to Lukla observing the snow-clad mountains
- Cultural exploration in the Sherpa settlements along the trail, including Namche Bazaar.
- Passing through the cultural and religious landmarks, including the Tengboche monastery.
- Traversing and exploring through the Sherpa cultural settlements
Everest Three Passes Trek is an adventurous trek in the beautiful Everest region. This incredible trekking journey from “Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions” will take you through the three majestic mountain passes. Moreover, the trekkers will traverse various natural landmarks of the region.
This alternative route is quieter than the more mainstream Everest base camp trek. The Everest Three High Passes trek remains in the Solukhumbu district of Province no 1 in eastern Nepal. The trails of this trek pass through the serene landscapes of the Sagarmatha National Park. These landscapes include glaciers, lakes, rivers, and others.
The cultural settlements in the region are unique. The majority ethnic group is the Sherpa community followed by Bhotiya and Tamang ethnic groups. They mostly follow Tibetan Buddhism and other forms of Buddhism. There are different Buddhist heritages in the form of religious landmarks like monasteries, chortens, stone inscriptions, prayer flags, etc.
The three significant mountain passes that you will traverse include Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,360m), and Renjo La Pass (5,385m). In the beautiful terrains, you can observe rare and endangered wildlife species. These include Snow leopards, Red panda, Musk deer, Himalayan tahr, Danfe, and others.
This Everest Three Passes trek itinerary starts from Kathmandu as you take on a mountain flight to Lukla. After sightseeing in the medieval city of Kathmandu, you will continue your tour along the region. The beautiful Lukla is the primary gateway of the Everest region. From there, you will trek to the Phakding and Namche, passing through the various settlements, including Monjo and Jorsale.
The trails on this trek section pass through the beautiful accommodations of Sagarmatha National Park. Namche is a beautiful settlement where you can find many vibrant places, including cafes, hotels, restaurants, and others. This commercial town remains known for these incredible landmarks of the region. From the settlement of Namche, you will acclimatize and explore before making your way ahead on the trek.
There are beautiful settlements from Namche to Thame. This is where the trail diverts from the regular EBC trek. You will then pass through the beautiful Lungdhen settlement, from where you will lead to Gokyo. The trail passes through Renjo La pass, the first mountain pass.
You will then continue through the various settlements to reach the top of the Gokyo Ri summit. We will then continue exploring the Gokyo region and trek to Dragnak. From Dragnak, you will trek to Dzongla, passing through the second mountain pass of Chol La. The trail then takes you to Gorak Shep, where you also have an option to trek to the Everest base camp.
From the Gorakshep, you can hike to Kalapathar the following day and then return before trekking to Lobuche. From Lobuche, you will pass through the last mountain pass of Kongma La to arrive at Chukung, From Chukkung, you will gradually trail to Dingboche and, finally, arrive at Namche.
From Namche, you will arrive at the settlements of Lukla. Lukla is the place from where you started your trek and will now fly back to Kathmandu. You can fly to your desired destination after a free rest day in Kathmandu. Overall, this outstanding Everest Three High Passes trek is one of the best trekking journeys in the region.
Read further for more details about this stunning trek in the Himalayas. We at “Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition” have provided you with a detailed itinerary, best time, difficulty, and other tips for the tour. Happy traveling!
Everest Three Passes Trek Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu (1345m).
Day 2 – Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3 – Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Phakding.
Day 4 – Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m)
Day 5 – Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar.
Day 6 – Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame
Day 7 – Trek from Thame to Lungdhen
Day 8 – Trek to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass
Day 9 – Summit Gokyo Ri and explore around Gokyo
Day 10 – Trek from Gokyo to Dragnag
Day 11 – Trek from Dragnag to Dzongla via Chola pass
Day 12 – Trek from Dzongla to Gorakshep and optional trek to Everest Base Camp
Day 13 – Early morning hike to Kalapatthar and back to Gorak Shep. Trek to Lobuche
Day 14 – Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung via Kongma La Pass
Day 15 – Trek from Chhukung to Dingboche
Day 16 – Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazar.
Day 17 – Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
Day 18 – Lukla to Kathmandu Flight
Day 19 – Free day in Kathmandu
Day 20 – Departure from Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1345m) and transfer to Hotel
Kathmandu altitude: 1345m
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will get transferred to the hotel in the city. The representative staff will pick you up from the airport and help you check-in at the hotel. You can rest at the hotel or travel to our office for a short briefing about the tour. Exploring the city’scity’s beautiful landmarks is also on the cards. You will return to the hotel and rest for the night.
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Kathmandu altitude: 1345m
The medieval city of Kathmandu has incredible cultural and religious landmarks. On this day, you will go on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city. Numerous UNESCO listed world heritage sites in the region, including the durbar squares of Kathmandu. Lalitpur and Bhaktapur are highlights of the area. Since you cannot travel to all these places in a single day, you must select the places to travel to in advance.
You will also travel to the religious heritage sites of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath. These sacred heritage sites are centuries-old and of high significance in the country. You will then travel to the Amazon to Basantapur Durbar Square, where you can find many temples, including the college Taleju Bhavani temple and Kumari Ghar. After exploring, you can return to your hotel and prepare and pack for the trip. You can also shop for any tracking equipment if required in the Thamel area.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) & Trek to Phakding. [3-4 hrs walk]
Lukla altitude: 2886m
Phakding altitude: 2610m
Flight duration: 35-40 minutes
Walking hours: 3-4 hrs
Overnight: Teahouse of Phakding
On this trekking day, you will start your journey with a mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Our staff and representative will pick you up from the hotel in the city and then transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. You will fly from the airport to the Everest region’s gateway.
You will land at the Tenzing-Hillary airport, which is a thrilling experience due to its location on a cliff side and small runway. After arriving at the airport, we will rest for a while before continuing our journey, climbing gradually to an uphill train through Dudh Koshi River’sRiver’s left bank.
We observe many Buddhist Heritage landmarks and sites as we trek through the region to arrive at Ghat. We will then continue our journey through various paths before finally arriving at a destination of Phakding.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m). [5-6 hrs walk]
Namche Bazaar altitude: 3440m
Walking duration: 5-6 hrs
Overnight: Fine Hotel of Namche
You will trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar early after having breakfast at the teahouse. The thrill of passing through the various challenging landscapes is quite exciting. The constant uphill and downhill terrain in the Sagarmatha National Park will enchant travelers.
At the checkpoint of this national park, we can complete the formalities of showing trekking permits. We will continue our journey alongside the Bhote Koshi river. The trek steeply ascends to the ultimate destination of Namche Bazaar.
We will continue our uphill climb to the top of a range that provides you with the sweeping Himalayan Vista of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), and other snow-clad mountains of the region. We will then travel through the forested areas to arrive at our destination of Namche Bazaar. We will spend the night at a lodge or hotel in the town.
Day 05: Acclimatization and Excursion day at Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar altitude: 3440m
Overnight: Fine Hotel of Namche Bazar
On this day of Everest three passes trek, you will acclimatize and explore the beautiful town of Namchi Bazar. We will go on various hiking peaks in the region. They will provide you with the opportunity to observe the Himalayas of the area.
There is also a Syangboche viewpoint from where we can get sweeping views of the region. From this viewpoint, you can observe Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kangaru, and Thamserku, other snow-capped mountains. There is also another Sherpa museum that provides you with the cultural heritage of the region.
Namche Bazaar also is famous for its vibrant atmosphere, including cafes, hotels, restaurants, bars, lodges, etc. You can also go souvenir shopping in the shops around the town. After acclimatizing and exploring the area, you can rest in the evening at the lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame [3739m/12395ft] [5-6 hrs walk]
Thame altitude: 3739m
Walking duration: 5-6 hrs
Overnight: Teahouse of Thame
Under this section of the trek, you will pass from the village of Namche Bazaar to Thame. The trekking trail starts after you have breakfast and observe the Himalayan sunrise from a viewpoint. The course then takes a western direction and moves upward to arrive at the Bhote Koshi Valley.
We will pass through various heritage sites with incredible cultural landmarks. Prayer flags and stone encryption with this Mantra written on it can get found along the trails. This region’s Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition get reflected in these monuments and heritage along the route.
We descend through the Bhote Koshi trail before taking an uphill climb to Thame. Thame Gompa is an essential religious heritage site located at the valley’s top. You can also celebrate regional festivals if you travel in the spring. The village also overlooks the valley and is the site for the spring celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival. You will spend the night at Thame teahouse.
Day 07: Trek from Thame to Lungdhen [4380m/14266ft] [5-6 hrs walk]
Lungdhen altitude: 4380m
Walking duration: 5-6 hrs
Overnight: Teahouse of Lungdhen
On this trekking day, you will continue our journey from Thame to Lungden. This incredible section is quite challenging as you will trek alongside the natural diversities of the Himalayan region.
However, you will trek on a busy trail alongside the Bhote Khosi river banks. We will then continue our path to the various settlements of the area. After traveling for a few hours, we will arrive at the teahouse in Lungdhen, where we will spend the night.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass [5435m/17826ft] [6-7 hrs walk]
Renjo La Pass altitude: 5435m
Walking duration: 6-7 hrs
Overnight: Teahouse of Gokyo
This is an important section of the Everest three passes trek itinerary. On this day, you will continue your journey to observe the beautiful landscapes of Gokyo. Trekkers will pass through the Renjo La pass to arrive at the destination of Gokyo.
The uphill trek takes you on an uphill climb to arrive at a large kharka. Trekkers will then pass through the village settlements to arrive at the glacial lake. From this destination, you will encounter various stony steps to climb to the top of Renjo La Pass (5,435m).
You can observe the entire Khumbu region from the top of the pass. The trail then gradually travels on rocky terrain to reach the valley of Gokyo.
Day 09: Morning climb to Gokyo Ri [5483m/17984ft]. Exploring Day at Gokyo
Gokyo Ri altitude: 5483m
Walking duration: 6-7 hrs
Overnight: Teahouse of Gokyo
In this trek, you will climb the incredible Gokyo Ri (5,483m), from where you can observe the Himalayan mountains, including Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Mt. Makalu (8481m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) and others.
We will explore the area and take incredible pictures at the top of Gokyo Ri. We will descend to the Gokyo valley, where we will explore for some more time around the lake. You will stay tonight at the Gokyo teahouse.
Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Dragnag [4650m/15252ft] [3-4 hrs walk]
Dragnag altitude: 4650m
Walking duration: 3-4 hrs
Overnight: Teahouse of Dragnag
This section of the track from Gokyo to Dragnag is quite an adventure as it passes through the beautiful terrains. You will need to traverse various challenging terrains before arriving at your destination. The trail is more accessible initially, but you will have to cross various terrains to cross the Ngozumpa glacier.
There are icy trails, making them quite challenging and slippery. You should be careful on the journey and remain protected with the help of trekking gear and equipment as the snow starts to melt during the day.
The Glacier can get quite dangerous during the daytime. Hence, we will trek early to avoid this. Finally, we will hike a few hours along the descending trail to arrive at Dragnag village settlement and then stay overnight.
Day 11: Trek from Dragnag to Dzongla [4843m/15885ft] via Chola pass [5420m/17777ft] [6-7 hrs walk]
Dzongla altitude: 4843m
Chola Pass altitude: 5420m
Walking duration: 6-7 hrs
Overnight: Teahouse of Dzongla
This is an incredible section of the Everest three passes trek. On this day of the walk, you will pass through the settlements of Drangnag to arrive at the territory of Dzongla. You will also pass through the majestic Chola Pass during this journey which lies at an altitude of 5420 meters.
The trail moves ahead in the beautiful regions to arrive at the beautiful Cho La Pass. The mountain remains covered in snow most of the time. We love seeing stunning views of the entire Himalayan landscape and the Gokyo valley. After descending along the trail, we will finally arrive at the village settlement of Dzongla, where we will spend the night.
Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Gorakshep [5180m/16990ft] and opt. trek to Everest Base Camp [5380m/17646ft] [7-8 hrs walk]
Gorak Shep altitude: 5435m
Everest Base Camp altitude: 5380m
Walking duration: 7-8 hrs
Overnight: Teahouse of Gorakshep
From the village settlement of Dzongla, we will continue our trek to Gorakshep. We will continue the way, passing through the beautiful settlements early in the morning. As you cross the high mountain, you will lead the trails to arrive at the Khumbu Glacier. We can also find the memorials of those climbers who have perished on the way to the Glacier.
It will then take you to the settlements of Lobuche, and then we will continue our trek to the Gorakshep. After arriving at the village settlement of Gorakshep, we will rest and have lunch. We will then continue our journey to the Everest base camp, an optional trek. Once we reach Gorakshep, we can follow the trail, which takes another 3 hours to complete the journey.
After arriving at the incredible destination of Everest base camp, we will explore the area and observe the snow-capped Himalayas. There are many trekkers and climbers in colorful tents training for the expedition. We will take some time exploring the area. Then we will return to our destination of Gorakshep.
Day 13: Morning climb to Kalapatthar [5545m/18187ft] and back to Gorakshep. Trek to Lobuche [4910m/16104ft] [5-6 hrs walk]
Kalapathar altitude: 5545m
Walking duration: 5-6 hrs
Overnight: Teahouse of Lobuche
We will start trekking in the dark before sunrise. We will walk in the dark so that we will get to observe the beautiful Himalayas and sunrise views. From Kala Patthar (5,545m), you can also observe the Himalayan mountains, including Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Mt. Makalu (8481m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), and other surrounding peaks.
After exploring the beautiful Kalapathar, we can take incredible pictures of the silver mountains, including Mount Everest. We will then finally return to our trail to arrive at Gorakshep. After spending some time at the teahouse, we will continue our route to arrive at Lobuche, where we will stay for the night.
Day 14: Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung [4730m/15514ft] via Kongma La Pass [5535m/18154ft] [7-8 hrs walk]
Chukkung altitude: 4730m
Kongma La Pass: 5535m
Walking duration: 7-8 hrs
Overnight: Teahouse of Chukkung
In this section, you will trek from the settlement of Lobuche to Chhukkung. We will have breakfast in the region and observe the most outstanding Himalayan Sunrise from the area. We will get to observe the silver Himalayas of the region as well.
The trail ahead will take you to the challenging trains to arrive at the significant mountain pass of Kongma La Pass (5,535m). We will take uphill terrain during the journey to cross the majestic Khumbu Glacier. Our journey takes you alongside a river and crosses it multiple times during the trip.
After reaching the mountain pass top, we can observe the essential snow-clad mountains of the region. We will finally reach Chhukung after a few hours of trekking. This village settlement is also known as the Valley of Glaciers. After arriving at the region’s settlement, you will rest overnight in the local teahouse.
Day 15: Trek from Chhukung to Dingboche [4410m/14464ft] [4-5 hrs walk]
Dingboche altitude: 4410m
Walking duration: 4-5 hrs
Overnight: Teahouse of Dingboche
The trail from Chhukung to Dingboche is another exciting section of the trek. The relatively easy trail passes through the streams and snow to arrive at the village settlement. From there, you will pass through the green field covered in walls of stone and Alpine forests. After trekking for a few hours, we finally arrive at Dingboche.
Day 16: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazar. [6-7 hrs walk]
Dingboche altitude: 4410m
Walking duration: 4-5 hrs
Overnight: Teahouse of Namche Bazaar
At the settlement of Dingboche, you will continue your journey along a relatively easy route to arrive at Tengboche. The trail passes through the Alpine forest leading you to the settlement. You will pass through the region’s spectacular landscapes, observing the area’s natural diversities. You will trek for a few hours to finally arrive at Namche Bazaar.
Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla. [5-6 hrs walk]
Namche altitude: 3650m
Walking duration: 5-6 hrs
Overnight: Lodge of Lukla
The beautiful trails of the track will finally take you to Lukla. From Namche, you will trek through the beautiful terrains to arrive at your destination. This is the last day of the Everest Three pass trek passing through the settlements of Monjo and Jorsale. The trail is generally descending outside the Bhote Koshi River. After arriving at the territory of Namche, you will stay overnight.
Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Lukla altitude: 2860m
Flight Duration: 35-40 minutes
The Everest three high passes trekking journey comes to an end in Lukla. You will take a mountain flight after having a delicious breakfast. You can observe the snow-capped mountains for the last time during this mountain flight.
You can take this early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. In the beautiful medieval city of Kathmandu, you can find the old cultural heritage of the town. Finally, you will arrive at the city of Kathmandu, where you will rest overnight.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu
Overnight at Hotel/Resort with Farewell Dinner
This is a free day in Kathmandu, where you can explore the region’s beautiful temples and cultural heritage sites. Other incredible heritages will provide you with the best artistic exploration in the region. You can also walk around the Thamel area and relax or celebrate the completion of the journey. We return to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 20: Transfer to International Airport for Departure.
Our representative will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport in Kathmandu. From there, you can travel to your desired destination.
- Airport Arrival and transfer to Hotel
- 4 nights ‘Day 01, 02 & Day 18, 19” stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
- All land transportation by private vehicle
- Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu including Private Vehicle, all entry fees & experienced city guide
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu both way flight
- All meals [B/F, Lunch & Dinner] During Trekking period
- Tea House & Lodges Accommodation during Trekking
- Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Fee & TIMS [Trekkers Information Management System] fee.
- Highly experienced Trekking guide for the entire trek
- Required Number of Porters “2:1Ratio”
- Staffs food, clothing & salary, Insurance.
- General First aid Kids
- All tax, vats and necessary paper works
- Airport Drop
- Personal nature expenses
- Bar bill and all kind of drinks
- Rescue & Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff
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Best Season for Everest Three Passes Trek
The incredible Everest three high passes trek is ideal in the peak season of Summer and Autumn. The perfect season provides you with the best Himalayan views from various viewpoints. Weather conditions also remain suitable for any sort of adventure in these seasons. Read more about these trekking seasons below:
Spring has beautiful weather with a stable climate throughout. From March to May, you will experience beautiful weather, with conditions perfect for trekking at a higher altitude. There is minimal risk, and the Himalayas look incredibly beautiful in clear blue skies. Spring is also ideal because of the temperatures that remain in the suitable range.
You will not feel too hot or too cold during this season. There is green vegetation all around, with diverse wildlife along the trails. There are fewer weather-related challenges like heavy rainfall, snowfall, landslides, avalanches, etc. Hence, you can trek freely without any hassle during this season.
Autumn is another ideal time for trekking in the Everest region. The beautiful season from September to November has stable weather and climate. The temperatures remain at a moderate level. Trekkers will face fewer weather-related challenges this season.
Autumn is also when the local people celebrate many festivals in the region. It is an opportunity for travelers to go on a cultural exploration during their trekking journey. Silver Himalayas look incredible from the viewpoints along the trail. The clear blue sky during this time of the year and unobstructed views of the mountains are highlights of the trek.
There are various off-seasons where you can travel and climb the Everest region. The season of summer-monsoon and winter are the two off seasons because of the challenges it comes with.
Weather-related difficulties during the off-season include heavy rainfall, snowfall, floods, landslides, etc. In the winters, you can observe the weather conditions with icy conditions. Hence, for these reasons, you should trek the peak season of Spring and Autumn as far as possible.
Everest Three Passes Trek Difficulties
This unique Everest three pass trek is generally considered a relatively complex and challenging adventure in the Everest region. This incredible trek passes through challenging landscapes and virgin territories. To complete the trek, you will need to be in a tremendous physical and mental state.
This trekking route and itinerary passes through adventurous trails in the remote region. There you will pass through the uphill and downhill terrains of the area. You will also pass through the naturally diverse terrains. You can find the beautiful Himalayan landscapes to be a great adventure.
Altitude sickness is a common problem in high-altitude regions above 5000m. There are various symptoms of altitude sickness, including headache, nausea, lack of appetite, insomnia, etc. Their beautiful trails provide you with the best acclimatization opportunities.
Hence, acclimatizing as much as possible in multiple stops along the trail is essential. Rest and hydration will also help you tackle altitude sickness in the region. Diamox tablets are anti-nausea medications that can help you tackle the symptoms of acute mountain sickness. If the symptoms persist, you will need to descend or abandon the trek altogether.
There are challenging adventure terrains, as you will cross three major mountain passes during the trek. To complete this journey, you will need incredible physical fitness, stamina, and patience. Trekkers will also need to build the strength and endurance required for the trek. Hence, proper training ahead of the tour is a must.
Another difficulty in this high-altitude Everest three high passes trek is that you will need to stay in local accommodation. These facilities are without many compared to the hotels in the city areas. Hence, you should manage these accommodations on the high-altitude trek.
Besides, the variety of food on the menu in these regions is quite limited. Since you will travel to a high altitude, all the food ingredients must get transported with the help of porter or yaks. Hence, you will only get Nepalese cuisine like “Dal Bhaat” along with pasta, noodles, momo, etc.
There is unpredictable weather in the high-altitude region, especially in the off-seasons. You will find the weather conditions changing in a quick span in these high-altitude regions. You can experience bright sunny days to overcast conditions with heavy rainfall in a few hours. Heavy rainfalls, landslides, floods, etc., are common in the off-seasons.
Hence, these are the different challenges you must face in the Everest three high passes trek.
Why Go For Everest Three Passes Trek?
Mesmerizing Himalayan views
Everest three high passes trek is a great scenic adventure in the region. The trails pass through various viewpoints from where you can also observe the total 360-degree views of the Khumbu region. Silver mountains, glorious Himalayan sunrises, and sunsets are beautiful highlights of this trek. Other natural diverse landmarks include hills, valleys, alpine forests, mountain passes, streams, glaciers, lakes, etc.
Culture and heritage exploration
The most underrated aspect of the Everest three passes trek is the cultural exploration. Since the trails pass through various cultural settlements of the region, you will get to observe the beautiful cultural elements.
Trekkers can follow the Buddhist landmarks in the area, including monasteries, gompas, mani walls, chortens, etc. If you travel in the autumn season, you will get to celebrate the local festivities with the people. You can even interact with them and learn about their culture with a professional guide.
Exploration of the flora and fauna
The trek also passes through various habitats of the diverse flora and fauna of the region. You can observe rare and endangered wildlife species, especially if you travel during peak seasons when they remain active. There are large vegetation areas with alpine forests. Trekkers can observe wild animals like Himalayan Tahr, Snow Leopards, Red Panda, Monal, Danfe, etc.
Rugged, adventurous terrains
The Everest three high passes trek is an adventure that includes various uphill and downhill terrain. This region requires you to pass through the beautiful landscapes before arriving at its ultimate destination. Hence this adrenaline-rushing adventure is one of the most desired trekking journeys in the world.
Food and Accommodation
The Everest three passes trek is a remote region trek that takes you through settlements with fewer accommodations. In these regions, you will generally find tea houses that provide you with the facility of staying and eating. The accommodation is a small room that is usually shared with other trekkers.
You will get a bed with a warm blanket and pillow. Toiletry facilities are available outside the tea houses whereas you should bring all your toiletries yourself. The meal facilities, as you can expect, are minimal in terms of variety. This is because food ingredients need to get transported on the back of a porter or a yak.
Generally, the food includes “Dal Bhat,” the Nepalese meal consisting of various items like rice, vegetables, pulses, rice, lentils, etc. Although the facilities do not match those in the fancy hotels of Kathmandu in Pokhara, you will get a warm meal and a place to stay. You should also carry sleeping bags as a blanket might not be enough in extreme cold weather conditions.
You can expect additional facilities at an added cost, including Wi-Fi, electronic charging, hot water, etc., which get depleted as you move up in the higher altitude region. You can get other cuisines like momo, noodles, chowmein, and thukpa. Some tea, coffee, and other drinks are also popular among trekkers in the region. Moreover, you can also carry various snacks by yourself, including chocolate bars, protein bars, dry fruits, and others, during the trek.
Things to Consider for Everest Three High Passes Trek
A trekking guide with professional experience is essential for any trekking activity in the region. The high-altitude Everest three passes trek is a challenging adventure requiring a professional guide. It will help you immensely while traveling through these rugged trains and navigate your way without hassle.
They will also keep you safe from injuries, accidents, and other emergencies like getting lost. Since they have local knowledge of the route and the language, they will help you explore the region culturally. You can also interact in the area with their help and continue your journey.
Since this is a higher altitude trek than moves past 5000m, trekkers need to acclimatize during the itinerary. This trekking journey will pass through uphill and downhill terrains, increasing the chances of getting altitude sickness. To tackle altitude sickness, you must also drink water at regular intervals.
Rest and sleeping well after completing the trek are also essential. In the process of acclimatization, you will be able to adapt to your body in high-altitude conditions. These regions have less oxygen and air pressure compared to the lower levels. Another pro tip is to avoid alcohol, coffee, and other soda drinks as they can cause dehydration and altitude sickness.
Since you will be traveling to a remote region, you must possess various trekking permits. These trekking permits will help you with multiple entry points in the region. There are various national park permits and conservation area permits that you must obtain as well. You can get these tracking permits at government offices like the Nepal Tourism Board and in Kathmandu and Lukla.
Physical fitness and stamina are essential factors during the trek. Since you will be traveling to a remote region, you should get proper training well ahead of the tour. This includes all necessary training activities like physical strength and endurance and cardiovascular and mental exercises.
These exercises will keep you flexible and reduce the chances of getting injured, cramps, blisters, etc. Moreover, you should also remain mentally stable and have a positive outlook and attitude to complete this high-altitude track. You can either train on your own or take the help of a gym trainer. You can also take practice hikes in the area to get a brief idea about the tour.
One of the essential aspects is travel insurance. Since you will be traveling on a challenging trail, this travel insurance must deal with various aspects like accidents, injuries, theft, loss, damage to property, and others. These travel insurance must also cover helicopter evacuation, costing around $4000 to $5000. You must consider these various things during the Everest three passes trek.
The Everest Three High Passes Trek has the maximum elevation point at Kalapathar at 5643 meters.
The permits required for the Everest Three High Pass trek include Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit and the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
The Everest Three Passes Trek is 20 days long.
The accommodation facilities are in small lodges and tea houses along the trail. These facilities provide basic facilities, including beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows, and blankets. There are squat-style toilets in most of these teahouses, and you must bring your toiletries.
The meals in these accommodation facilities of teahouses include Nepali dishes like “Dal Bhat.” It is a nutritious dish served twice a day and is ideal for a taxing trekking journey at a high altitude. There are other cuisines like momo, chaumein, noodles, pasta, and others in these teahouses. Tea, coffee, and garlic soup are common in these high altitudes with freezing weather.
Everest Three High Passes Trek is ideal in the Spring and Autumn season. These two peak seasons for the trek provide trekkers with a stable climate and pleasant weather. The region has moderate temperatures with a sweeping Himalayan vista of the snow-clad mountains. There are fewer weather-related challenges, delays, and cancellations in these seasons.
The Three Passes Trek in the Everest region is relatively challenging compared to the more mainstream Everest Base Camp trek. The trail of the walk passes through some of the rugged, remote natural terrains at high altitudes. It can be challenging for first-time trekkers and amateurs who have not trekked at high altitudes before.
Altitude sickness, or acute mountain sickness, is a severe problem on the trek. To tackle altitude sickness, trekkers must acclimatize well with various other safety measures like regular hydration, proper rest, and gentle trekking.
Trekkers should avoid caffeine and alcoholic products during the trek as well. As a preventive measure, they can also take Diamox tablets, an anti-nausea medication to tackle symptoms of altitude sickness.
The Everest Three High Passes trek requires trekkers to have a basic level of fitness stamina. For that, trekkers need to go through training a couple of months or weeks ahead of the trek.
Training should include strength and endurance-building exercises, cardiovascular or aerobic activities, and mental exercises. You can get help from a trainer or train yourself for the trek. To remain prepared, you can take practice hikes or learn more about the trek from past trekkers along with the internet.
If there is an emergency, our trekking guide will help you during difficult situations with safety care, medical treatment and communication services.
Communication is also available as the internet and satellite phone, so a guide would help you if something critical situation occurs.
The Everest Three High Passes trek package costs around US $1555 per person. The trek package includes various aspects like trekking permits, guides, porters, meals and accommodations, transportation, travel insurance, trekking gear and equipment, and others.
The Everest Three High Passes Trek requires proper gear and equipment, including trekking poles, crampons, boots, waterproof clothes, sleeping bags, and others. These trekking gears can also get hired on rent for the trek duration.
The Everest Three High Passes solo is quite challenging but doable. However, the difficult terrains of the region are recommended with a professional trekking guide.
Professional trekking guides and porters are essential for the trek. These trekking guides will help you with navigation and other challenges along the tour. They will also keep you safe from various injuries, accidents, altitude sickness, and others along the trail.
They will also help you with cultural exploration and help you with getting more insights into the local region. Similarly, porters will also help you carry heavy luggage along the trail.
Travel insurance covering the altitude of 4000m and above is essential for the trek. You will get coverage from various other aspects, including injuries, accidents, acute mountain sickness, delays, evacuations, loss, thefts, damage, and others.
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Best trek Ever !!!Carlos+Mia [Spain]
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