Undertake the adventure-filled journey of Everest Three Passes Trek in Nepal’s esteemed Everest Region. For those seeking an exhilarating alternative to the customary Trek to Everest Base Camp, look no further. This extraordinary trek presents an unparalleled opportunity to immerse oneself in the exquisite beauty of the Himalayas. It offers breathtaking scenery as it traverses crosses three mountain passes.:Renjo La Pass (5420 meters), Cho-La Pass (5420 meters), and Kongma-La Pass (5535 meters).
Prior to undertaking this Himalayan trekking adventure meticulous preparation is paramount. Adequate readiness is crucial to fully embrace the exceptional experience that awaits. You will be awestruck by the presence of four majestic peaks surpassing the 8000-meter mark. Among these lofty summits, the towering Cho Oyu commands attention, reaching an impressive height of 8201 meters. While the massive peak of Makalu stands resolute at 8481 meters. Moreover, this expedition unveils the secluded Nangpa La Valley. Also, it introduces two quintessential Sherpa villages, Thame and Marlung, adding cultural immersion to the journey.
Ascending to the formidable altitude of Dingboche at 4410 meters above sea level is no small feat. However, the trek presents an even greater challenge in the form of conquering one of the world’s highest passes, the Kongma-La. It looms imposingly at an altitude of 5554 meters. The sights encountered along this arduous path will be forever etched in memory. Among the three passes, Kongma-La stands as the loftiest. This enriches the experience of trekking in the Everest region. From Dingboche, ascending through Khongma-La via High Camp brings us to the ultimate destination, as we reach Lobuche 4910 meters. Finally, we make our way to Gorekshep at 5140 meters, where two divergent trails await—one hike to Kalapathar viewpoint. The other trailheads to Everest Base Camp. Ascending Kala Pathar at 5644 meters grants an indelible panorama of the awe-inspiring Mount Everest.
From this point onward, the terrain descends, commencing our return journey toward Gorekshep. From there onward to Everest Base Camp at 5360 meters, passing through Gorak Shep at 5164 meters. The Everest base camp offers a vantage point to behold the Khumbu Glacier. It is the loftiest glacier on Earth, which climbers must traverse en route to Mount Everest.
The captivating panoramic view showcases the majestic grandeur of towering mountains. The mighty Everest, standing at an awe-inspiring height of over 8848 meters, alongside Cho-Oyu, reaching an astonishing 8152 meters, renders this locale truly enchanting. The breathtaking Everest Three Passes Trek provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness nature’s most extraordinary wonders. Yet it demands unwavering dedication and physical prowess. Proficiency in walking ability and physical fitness are essential prerequisites for this remarkable feat.
To undertake the Everest High Passes Trek, it is mandatory for trekkers to procure two permits. 1) The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit 2) the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. These permits can be conveniently obtained in Kathmandu or at the Lukla airport upon arrival.
The cost of trekking to Everest Three Pass is dependent on your preference for accommodation. Kathmandu has budget hotels to high-end star-rated hotels for your to choose from. For budget trekking, the cost may range from $ per person, while for luxury trekking, the pricing can go up to $. To go on a budget trek, there are certain expenses such as visas, permits, and transportation that cannot be avoided. The type of travel, accommodations, insurance, etc., however, vary.
While trekking in this region, we have included some fundamental pricing.
To enter the country, you need a Nepal Visa. It costs $30, $50, and $125 for 15 days, 30 days, and 60 days, respectively.
One of the largest costs is associated with transportation. There are two ways of getting there – either by taking the local means of road transport or by catching a flight. In the case of flight booking though try doing it earlier given that an urgent need might cost more than usual.
Selecting accommodations and meals in Everest Three Passes Trek will determine a large portion of your travel expenses.
Based on the distance of Everest Three Passes Trek, is considered one of the longest treks in Nepal. Depending on the side trips you take, the trekking distance can range from 160 kilometers to 185 kilometers. Although 170-180 (miles) might sound impossible, you will be covering the overall distance. During the period of whole trekking days and our guides at Tidy Himalaya will be there 24/7. We will ensure your comfort, safety, and any emergencies that you might encounter.
Additionally, it’s just a 30-minute flight to cover the distance of 138 km from Kathmandu to Lukla.
Recognized as one of the most strenuous and longest expeditions in the Everest Region. Unlike the comparatively shorter Everest Base Camp Trek, this one takes more time. Since acclimatization can occur easily, the ascent must be gradual.
The available trekking schedules are unique to agencies, but anywhere between 16 and 23 days are within the usual time frame. The standard duration for completing this trek is typically 21 days and the total journey time normally amounts to around 21 days. The duration of the Everest Three Passes Trek is dependent on your pace of walking and past experience with high-altitude trekking.
As you embark on this iconic adventure, you will immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa Culture and Hospitality. It is the technical route on Everest Region chasing legendary mountaineers. Also, experience the wonders of Thame and Marlung region. With adequate planning, synergy, and support our experienced guides at Tidy Himalaya assist you in strolling even on tough terrain.
For those looking to do some trekking without getting soaked in rain should consider doing it in Spring or Fall. The season spanning from March to May is identified as Spring while October to December is classified as Fall.
Enjoying a clear view of the mountains becomes easier during this season with its ideal weather conditions. Yet trekking is possible during monsoon and winter but it’s torturous with snow, landslides, and harsh cold.
Trekking Everest Three Passes and Forested is a challenging endeavor, akin to any dramatic journey in the Himalayas. The difficulty of the Everest Three Passes trek is relative from individual to individual. Each day on the trail demands an average of 7 hours and considerable stamina to conquer.
Trails are pleasant for a few days, and beyond that begins the most difficult part of the Everest Three Passes Trek. The trails meander through steep hills and passes, posing greater difficulty for travelers. The length and altitude of these routes often lead climbers to exhaustion.
Moreover, most high-altitude treks are plagued by dust and lose rocks, intensifying the physical strain of hiking. Traversing the forests is equally challenging, especially during the monsoon season when the path turns muddy. For those who lack prior trekking experience, navigating the route after Dingboche can prove extremely demanding. Caution must be exercised while trekking the trail between Chhukung and Dingboche, as the glaciers in this area tend to move. All in all, the difficulty level of the Everest High Passes Trek can be considered challenging for its high-altitude traverse.
Coping with high altitudes while maintaining a steady pace is a daunting task. Therefore, most trekkers adopt a slow start and gradually increase their speed after covering a considerable distance to prevent acute mountain sickness. The first signs of this ailment typically manifest as headaches and nausea, requiring timely treatment.
The Three Pass trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal. Therefore, lodges and restaurants provide basic facilities such as food and rest houses. Personal materials are the only things required. It Is suggested to pack only the most necessary accessories as it is a technical hike.
During hiking in the Everest region, some of the equipment to pack is,
Personal Hygiene:- Tooth Brush, Towels, Soaps, etc.
A separate water bottle is a must-have along with life straw (water purifier straw) or purifying tablets. We will be walking in the forests where there will be no settlements or shops.
Shirts, flexible trousers, jumpers, gloves, inner clothes, and comfortable shoes are all part of the clothing options.
Others:- Camera, Power Banks, Chargers, Thermos, Tea/Coffee, and Torch
Pro Tip: Break into your boots forehand to avoid Blisters.
We recommend having travel insurance for your trek to Three Pass, although it is not mandatory. You would find three reasons to have insurance for the trek.
The path to the Himalayas is not easy and may result in injury. You may require an emergency helicopter rescue in rare cases due to the possibility of injury.
Due to the altitude of 5,555 meters, there is a possibility of experiencing mountain sickness during acclimatization.
Some travel insurance plan covers some important things like,
Loss of personal accessories will not be covered by travel insurance.
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.