The Everest Three High Passes Trek is a challenging and exhilarating trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. It is designed for experienced trekkers who are looking for a more adventurous and physically demanding trekking experience.
Everest Three High Passes Trek
Highest Altitude: 5555 meters
Duration: 19 Days
Accommodation: Tea House during the Trek
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek
Group Size: Min. 1 Pax.
Best Time: March-May and September-November.
Everest Three High Passes Trek Highlights:
The Everest Three High Passes Trek is a challenging and exhilarating trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. It is designed for experienced trekkers who are looking for a more adventurous and physically demanding trekking experience. The trail takes you through the heart of the Khumbu region, offering stunning views of the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and many others. Crossing three high passes: Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5,380m/17,650ft), and Renjo La Pass (5,388m/17,513ft) is adventurous and thrilling at the same time.
The trek usually starts and ends at Lukla, a 45 minutes flight in the Everest region. Embrace the 45 minutes thrilling flight from Kathmandu to one of the dangerous airport in the world-Lukla. From Lukla, you trek to the famous village of Namche Bazaar and then continue on to Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. At Lobuche, you can take a side trip to Everest Base Camp and then hike up to Kala Patthar for a breathtaking sunrise view of Mt. Everest.
After reaching Gorak Shep, you begin the first pass, Kongma La Pass, which connects the Khumbu and Chhukung valley. From Chhukung, you continue towards the second pass, Cho La Pass, which takes you through the Khumbu Glacier to Gokyo Valley. In Gokyo Valley, you can explore the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and climb Gokyo Ri for panoramic views of lakes and mountains.
From Gokyo Valley, you proceed towards the third and final pass, Renjo La Pass, which offers incredible views of Everest, Makalu, and other peaks. Likewise, After crossing Renjo La, you descend to the village of Thame and then make your way back to Namche Bazaar, eventually returning to Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu.
The Everest Three High Passes Trek is a extreme journey that requires good physical fitness, acclimatization, and previous trekking experience above 4000 meters. It is important to be well-prepared, have proper gear, and take necessary precautions for safety during the trek. Hiring an experienced guide or joining a reputable trekking agency is highly recommended to ensure a successful and enjoyable journey. Adventure Leaders Nepal organizes trek to Everest Three Passes in a professional manner at a reasonable price. Please feel free to contact us to know more about the Everest three high passes trekking.
Is Everest Three High pass trek challenging?
Absolutey, the Everest Three High Passes Trek is known as challenging and physically demanding. It is designed for experienced trekkers who are physically fit and have prior trekking experience at high altitudes. The trek involves crossing three high mountain passes, each of which is above 5,300 meters (17,400 feet) in elevation. The passes, Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La, present steep ascents and descents, rocky terrain, and potentially rough weather conditions.
The trek also requires dealing with high altitude and the associated risks, such as altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization is crucial to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients. It is important to have a good level of fitness, as the trek involves long days of walking in rugged terrain, often with steep ascents and descents.
Furthermore, the remote and challenging nature of the trek means that basic facilities and amenities may be limited along the route. Trekkers need to be self-sufficient and prepared for camping, carrying their own gear, and dealing with the unpredictable conditions of the Himalayas.
Overall, while the Everest Three High Passes Trek is a rewarding and awe-inspiring adventure, it is definitely a challenging undertaking that requires physical endurance, proper preparation, and a cautious approach to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Permits for Everest Three High Passes Trek
Adventure Leaders Nepal will help you to get the permit card require for this trek. Likewise, we also provide the licensed guide who will explain you about the mountains during the trek. Similarly, having a guide will always ensure your safety throughout the trek. The necessary permit includes:
Day 1: Kathmandu arrival and transfer to hotel
After you arrival at Kathmandu airport, Tribhuwan international airport, a staff from ALN will pick you up and transfer you to the Hotel.
Day 2: Trekking briefing
Today we will have a small meeting in our office about the trek briefing and we also introduce our guide with you. And you have options to do Kathmandu sightseeing tour too if you have time after trek briefing or last minute shopping for the trek.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (45 minutes) and trek to Toktok (2760 m, 3-4 hours)
The first day of our trek begins after short tea break at Lukla and move ahead to Toktok via Phakding. We will come across the Dudh Koshi river and cross the suspension bridge during the trek. Similarly, the trail lead us through hamlets with stoned paved path. Overnight stay at Toktok.
Day 4: Trek to Namche (3440m, 5-6hrs)
From toktok we will trek to Namche crossing several suspension bridges walking through the forests. Namche is the small town in the Khumbu region like a Tourist Hub where you can find café, restaurant, gear shop, ATMS, etc. Overnight stay at Namche.
Day 5: Acclimatization at Namche
Trekking to three high passes, acclimatization is very important. Namche is out first acclimatization before marching forward to EBC. Today we will explore around the Namche Village and enjoy the views of mountains. Overnight stay at Namche.
Day 6: Trek to Pangboche (3985m 5-6hours)
We will march ahead to Pangboche enjoying the views of Mt. Everest at the first part of the trek. Similarly, we walk to downhill to Phunkitanga and choose the path to Tengboche. We will cross Tenngboche today to reach Pangboche. If Tengboche monastery is open till afternoon, we will visit Monastery and move ahead. Overnight stay at Pangboche.
Day 7: Trek to Dengboche (4380m, 4-5 hours)
After having breakfast, the trek continues to Dingboche. We will pass through the many small chorterns, manu walls, and tranquil villages. Likewise, along the trail you can enjoy the view of Mt. Ama Dablam. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
Day 8: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche
It will be our second acclimatization during this trek. We will have enough day to rest and hike around the Dingboche to acclimatize our body. The views from the ridge about Dingboche is spectacular. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
Day 09: Trek to Chukkung (4730m, 2-3 hours)
The hike from Dingboche to Chukkung takes around 2 to 3 hours. The well-defined trail ascends through a picturesque valley, passing stone-walled fields and streams. Chukkung, located at an elevation of around 4,730 meters (15,518 feet), serves as a base for climbing Island Peak. Ensure proper acclimatization and be aware of altitude-related risks before embarking on this trek. Overnight stay at Chukkung.
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche via Kongma La Pass (4930m, 4-5hours)
Today the trail begins in the picturesque village of Chukkung and gradually ascends to Kongma La Pass, at an elevation of 5,535 meters (18,159 feet). Crossing the pass rewards trekkers with awe-inspiring views of majestic peaks. The descent follows the Khumbu Glacier’s lateral moraine, showcasing the stunning Khumbu Icefall. Overnight stay at Lobuche.
Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep and Everest base camp (5163m) and back to Gorakshep (5185m,7-8 hours)
Today is an exciting day of our trek and we will achieve our first feat by climbing to the Base Camp of the Mt. Everest. Leaving our baggage at Gorakshep, we will trek to the Base Camp. You will see the highest mountain in the world so closely. Capture some memories while spending your time at Base Camp and we will return back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.
Day 12: Trek to Kalapathar and trek down to Dzongla
Today you will see the 360-degree views of Highest mountains in the world including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and many more. Kala Patthar is a vantage point from where you can see the views of mountains and glacier. Before sunset we have to hike down to Dzongla. Climbing down to Dzongla is quite challenging. Overnight stay at Dzongla.
Day 13: Trek to Thaknag Via Chola La pass (5420m, 7-8hours)
We will cross a small crest first from Dzongla and climb down to a wide valley. The trail goes through the glaciers before arriving at Chola Pass. The pass is covered by many prayer flags. It takes around 3-4 hours to reach Cho La Pass from Dzongla. Now, the trek continues through the rough steep towards Thaknag. Be careful of loose trails and stone falls. We come across through small ridges and arrive at Thaknag. Overnight stay at Thaknag.
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo Lake(4790m, 3-4hours)
Compared to other previous trekking days, we will have short trek to Gokyo today. We walk passing the Nagjumpa Glacier and make several ascending and descending with loose rocks. Similarly, the trail continues through the lakes like Dudh Pokhari, from where you can witness Mt. Cho Oyu. After reaching Gokyo on mid-day, you can take a rest or hike around the Gokyo Lakes. Overnight stay at Gokyo.
Day 15: Acclimatization Day at Gokyo Lake
The final acclimatization of our trek will be at Gokyo. We will climb to the popular Gokyo Ri and enjoy the panoramic views. Similarly, we can see the mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and many more small peaks from the Ri. Moreover, we will return back to Gokyo after capturing some lifetime experience from the Ri. Overnight stay at Gokyo.
Day 16: Trek to Lumde via Renjo La Pass (5360m, 7-8hours)
We leave Gokyo behind and start a day with steep snow-covered trail towards Renjo La pass. Similarly, the trail is very loose so, be careful with every step. Approaching Renjo La pass, the oxygen level becomes low which makes trekking quite difficult. During the trek through the Pass, enjoy the views of mountains and landscapes. Likewise, after crossing the pass we will trek down to Lumde via rough and confusing trail. So, we suggest following the footstep of your guide. Overnight stay at Lumde.
Day 17: Trek to Thame (3780m 3-4hours)
Today we will stop at Thame with a short downhill trek. The hikes goes through several ups and downs and even flat section throughout the trail. Likewise, you can interact with the people of small villages along the way. Overnight stay at Thame.
Day 18: Trek to Namche (3440m 2-3hours)
Another day of short trek from Thame to Namche. We follow the route further down to the valley and cross the river. Similarly, you will arrive isolated and remote villages along the trail. Upon reaching Namche, you can see the best views of Namche and Mt. Ama Dablam at distance from the ridge. Overnight stay at Namche.
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2860m, 5-6hours)
We will head back to Lukla today retracing the same route we took at the beginning of our trek. We will leave most of the views of mountains behind and march ahead. Overnight stay at Lukla.
Day 20: Fly Back Kathmandu
Today we will leave all the views and Khumbu Region behind flying back to Kathmandu. Our staff will be at airport to pick you up from domestic Terminal.
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