Trip Overview of Everest Three Pass Trek
Everest three Pass Trek is one of the most challenging and renowned trekking trails in the Everest region of Nepal. We will visit most parts of the Everest region during this trekking. We will go via Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Gokyo Valley, and its tranquil Lakes. Gokyo Ri with fantastic views of the landscape. We will enjoy the best Himalayan passes on this trek, such as Khongma-La Pass (5535m). Chola-La pass (5368m), and Renjo La pass (5338m). Everest High Pass Trek is combined with the famous three high passes of the Everest region. Get the ultimate Everest experience in the Khumbu Himalaya range. The scenery is speckled and impressive. This is a less travel area as many trekkers are going to Everest base camp and also we enjoy the beaten trail of the Renjo la part.
Everest Three Passes Trek is perfectly ideal for adventure lovers who wish to get involved in challenging situations and high climbs. Along with some of the most beautiful places in the Everest Himalayan Region of Nepal such as Gokyo [4,800 m/15,748 ft], Gorakshep [5,140 m/16,863 ft.], Everest Base Camp [5,364 m/17,598 ft.], and Kalapatthar [5,545m/18,192ft], the course also lets you climb two of the high passes in the region; Cho La Pass [5,367 m/17,608 ft.] and Renjo La Pass [5,340 m/17,519 ft]. These passes are pretty high in elevation. High enough to provide overwhelming views of its summit. Thus, this is how the journey gets its name Everest High Passes Trek. As you already know, the Everest Himalayan Region is the most popular region for tourism purposes in the country.
Everest Three High Pass Trek Trip Highlights
- Exciting opportunity to cross three high passes of Everest in a one trekking
- The unforgettable experience of crossing Renjola pass (5435), Chola pass (5420m), and Kongmala Pass (5535m)
- Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, Gokyo Lake
- Climbing to Gokyo Ri (5375m)
- Eye-catching views of the glacier and Khumbu Icefall
Best trekking route in the Everest region
This Everest three-pass trek gives you the revel in the breathtaking earth’s tallest peak “Mt. Everest”. The journey begins with an enjoyable Himalayan flight to Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla from Kathmandu. Everest path starts on the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Koshi valley shifting in the direction of the agreement of Sherpa’s “bustling Namche Bazaar” in which we can be surrounded by using lovely Himalayas view.
While trekking, the view of the village vicinity, such as the magnificent forest of Rhododendrons, Magnolias, and massive fir, will amaze you. This trek will take you around the thrilling Gokyo Valley which is positioned adjoining the Khumbu in conjunction with a diverse Everest Base Camp. During this manner, you may view the glorious glimpse of the highest peaks, from west to east as Cho you (8153m), Gyanchung Kang (7922m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m), and Makalu.
Kongma la is one of the difficult passes.
Kongma La is beautiful to pass from where we can enjoy a view of the spectacular Mt.Thamserku. Mt Amadablam, Mt. Kongtega. We can also other numerous mountains and glacial Lakes in front of your eye. After reaching the summit of Kongma La, we compose our way toward the Everest Base Camp through the Khumbu glacier. Thus you can wonder at the sight of Khumbu icefall tumbling from the Western side. As Everest high three-pass trek is for an extended period, it is favorable for that trekker who has enough time for holidays. Ans and would also like to view the world’s highest peaks from a comfortable elevation and enjoy the medley adventure.
The Everest three-pass trek provides the thrill of adventure. Furthermore, It widens their experience towards the peak climbing expedition beyond trekking in Nepal. If you are a real adventurer looking for more of a challenging trek crossing some of the most famous high passes in the world. You can consider “Above the Himalayan Trekking (p) Ltd.”You will get the opportunity of experiencing high-altitude mountain scenery, a traditional lifestyle, and several natural wonders of this heavenly country of Nepal.
It’s another spotlight in the Everest Himalayan region of the country. The lake is clearly striking to watch and gaze at. It’s actually a lake system comprised of six major lakes, 19 in total. They are also the highest freshwater lake system. Apart from tourism purposes, the lakes have a high religious significance that is considered by Hindus and Buddhists.
Our Guest Sharing Experience About Everest three pass trek
Enjoy the beauty of a high Himalayan pass
The Everest high pass trek is different from other trekking in Everest as it takes you across many high passes over 5000m in the Himalayas. Enjoy the world-famous passe of Kongma La, Chola, and Renjo La and. the best part of this trek is this part of Nepal is not that explored by many travelers. with enjoying the best climbing experience it also offers the stunning view of towering peaks and imposing glaciers with dramatic landscapes. As it is less travel area so most of the days in the higher parts you will walk into the pristine lakes and uncorrupted room of the alpine.
To make the trek easy we have enough acclimatization days in the itinerary to avoid altitude sickness. After passing the famous Kongmala pass at the end we will get back to Namche and end our trek at Lukla. You need more preparation for trekking equipment, and acclimatization, as it is difficult to grade trek in Nepal.
Renjo La pass
in Renjo la pass trek, our route passes through peaceful, beautiful, and small yak-grazing settlements Through Gokyo Lake and a gradual ascent up the valley through the patches of birch and rhododendron forest making a circuit of Mount Tawache and Mount Cholatse. Renjo La Pass trek is a well-liked and admired-selected trekking destination. For the walkers, the trek provides delight in adventure. It widens their experience of the expedition beyond trekking in Nepal. The Renjo-La Pass trek is a strenuous trek with getting the best cultural experiences. As this is the less travel route of the Everest region so, you have the opportunity and cross-cultural privilege to stay with Sherpa families.
Renjo La Pass trek is the most passed trekking route in the Everest region of Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal. Some of the best adventure passes during the trek are Khongma-La Pass (5535m). Chola-La pass (5368m) and Renjo La pass (5338m). This Everest Three pass trek is leading on the high pass Renjo-La, which is on the way to Tibet Border Nag pa-la and Gokyo valley. It offers to see ancient Sherpa settlements, Sherpa Cultures, and the Buddhist religion. Therefore Everest Renjo la pass trekking is one of the natural walking and hiking trails in the Everest region.
How to get there
Everest three-pass trek, a 130-kilometer hike that begins at the thriving Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,570 m), climbs Chukhung Ri (5,550 m), crosses Kongma La (5,535 m), ticks off EBC (5,380 m) and Kalapathar (5,643 m) on one’s bucket list, traverses Cho La (5,380 m) and its treacherous glacier, discovers Gokyo and its stunning
The main entry point for the Everest Three Passes Trek is Lukla. More than three airlines offer daily service from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, to Lukla. The flight is scenic and lasts 20 to 30 minutes. You are encouraged to add a few additional days to your travel time to return to Kathmandu following the trip because the weather occasionally hinders flying to Lukla and returning from Kathmandu due to poor weather, wind, and unclear visibility. The flight may occasionally be postponed or canceled for up to a week, depending on the weather situation.
The primary mode of transportation for the Everest trip is the airplane. You should always book your flight at least one week before you plan your trek to Everest because it might be difficult to secure tickets during peak season. The majority of flights from Kathmandu to Lukla depart early in the morning. Your 19-day hike through villages will begin your Everest Three Pass adventure from Lukla.
Start the trek with a flight to Lukla
You may also get to Lukla using a helicopter as a means of transportation. Even though it is extremely expensive, going by helicopter will make the experience one you will never forget.
Already, the route has been extended to the Phaplu, and Salleri hopes to connect with Lukla. The locals’ ability to transport their daily necessities and other things will be greatly aided by the road access to Lukla. Similarly, trekkers won’t have to wait around in Lukla for favorable weather. However, as development is still ongoing, it is not yet safe to operate a four-wheel vehicle.
However, the Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Local Government has set a two-year completion goal for the route. The development of the roads is intended to include the Khumbu area in the national mainstream of access roads and operate a daily bus service from Kathmandu to Lukla. This lowers the price of transportation and other associated services.
You will be provided with teahouse trekking accommodations so that you can remain there while doing the Everest Three Pass Trek. Due to the fact that these lodges are locally owned, they will feel authentically unique to you. Throughout your adventure, you will enjoy good meals and a clean, comfy bed. You may also travel with less luggage, hike at your own speed, and take in the Everest view at your own convenience with this type of accommodation. Additionally, it is a sustainable method of hiking that allows trekkers to interact more with the local sherpa population.
The teahouses on this trip are relatively good quality because of the good facilities, but at higher altitudes or farther from Namche, you won’t be able to locate standard lodging; the accommodations are often simple, with a bed, a pillow, and a blanket. Even at high altitudes, sharing a bathroom and a room may be necessary.
During trekking, you will typically be served local food (Dal Bhat Tarkari) in teahouses. In addition, meals containing potatoes, noodles, or pasta are typically served with vegetables and eggs. You will also have a number of meat meals available to you, although as you go to higher altitudes, we do not recommend eating non-vegetarian. The towns of Lukla and Namche Bazaar also provide a variety of western and Indian foods. Other common breakfast items include Tibetan bread, pancakes, porridge, muesli, and toast with peanut butter and honey.
Electricity and Battery Charge During Everest Three Passes Trek
Electricity is accessible over most of the tea house’s journey. The tea house features solar panels before and after the passes, as well as being at a high elevation in case there is no electricity.
What phone charging options are available on the Everest Three Pass? How do I actually charge my mobile phone? is a topic we get asked a lot since mobile phones are so popular right now that you want to have one with you at all times. You use it as your camera and for video, but the charge doesn’t last very long.
On one of our treks across Nepal, you’ll be staying in teahouses, and many of them will let you charge your phone, but they’ll charge you for it. Although it isn’t very expensive, they will charge you, and everyone clearly wants to do the task at the same time.
Get the battery back up
So one piece of advice for trekkers is to really get them to charge the battery pack rather than their phone. If you’re carrying a battery pack, this will probably charge your phone five or six times.
On the Everest base camp trek, when you reach places like Namche or Dingboche, you can enter a café or bakery, and, as long as you’re buying a coffee or anything to eat, they’ll really let you charge your phone for free. So, that’s an additional effective method.
The thing to be aware of is that they don’t have mains electricity above the Dingboche; everything is powered by solar or generators. Thus, they lack the power to really charge your battery packs. Therefore, it is advised to get a few battery packs and use them to power up your smartphones, cameras, or anything else that needs to be charged before you have to pay for a recharge.
Similarly to this, some teahouses do not have universal electrical outlets, so it is best to get an electric plug adapter if necessary.
Internet and Wi-Fi Services on the Everest Three Pass Trek
The Everest three pass trek via Chola Pass follows the same route as the Everest base camp trek. As a result, you have access to the communication stream the majority of the time. Each tea shop offers telephone services, and you can also access the internet through Wi-Fi and mobile data. In Nepal, NTC and NCELL are the two most commonly used telecom services.
The essential thing you have to do is purchase an NCell SIM card at the airport. This is available at the airport, in Thamel, or near the shop at your accommodation. You may get this in the Thamel market, but NCell’s sim will be very useful for you to make calls and use the internet while there is a signal. Despite the fact that you will not have service for the duration of your journey and may be required to pay for internet access, you can obtain internet services if necessary.
Everest Three Passes: Trekking Permits and Paper Work
The first thing that trekkers think about when they arrive in Nepal and decide to start a journey is permits. How do I obtain or purchase a permit or how to purchase one? You don’t need to get a permit from Kathmandu to visit Everest Base Camp. Before then, you must purchase a TIMS card. But now that they have their own local permissions, you don’t need to purchase this TIMS card for trekking to Everest base camp.
There are two types of permits that you need to obtain in order to trek to Everest via the three-pass trek. One local permission from the Khumbu Rural Municipality, which is available to buy in Lukla. You can obtain a second Sagarmatha National Park entry permit at the Monjo entry gate. Additionally, you may get a Sagarmatha national park permit in Kathmandu at the Tourist Service Center located at Bhriuti Mandap. A local permit, on the other hand, cannot be obtained in Kathmandu.
Necessary Equipment and Gears
It is better to have some knowledge that will give you an idea of what to put in your backpack for the Everest Three Pass Trek. We advise you to pack all of the stuff required for the trip because it is essential to a successful journey. Always prepare for the season to avoid bringing unneeded gear or items that you won’t need on your excursion. Make a list of the equipment you’ll need for the trek, including:
A pair of gloves
Warm woolen gloves
A warm hat or woolen cap that covers the ears
Thermal set (for tops and pants)
wind- and water-proof jacket and pants
Waterproof bag covers
Inner garment (5–6 pieces)
Woolen socks (2–3 pairs)
Medicines and First Aid Kits
Different Bandages with Adhesives (fabric preferred)
therapy for blisters
Water purifying tablets
Tests for insects and anti-itch medication
Ibuprofen and/or additional analgesics
Diamox (125 mg to 250 mg pills for altitude sickness)
Warps, splints, and a wound-covering bandage
(Note that throughout the journey, our company guide will carry the first aid supplies and medications. However, it is advisable to also have your own first aid kit. If you are trekking during winter storms, you should also pack additional clothing and supplies.)
Extra Personal Expenses during the Everest 3-Pass Trek
The costs for this Everest three-pass trip may change according to your expenses. Your personal expenses are not included in the package since there are some costs that you must bear on your own. Individuals are required to cover several costs, including excess baggage fees, international airline tickets, and Nepal entry visa fees for repeated entries, upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
Similar to this, any additional lodging or meals in Kathmandu before or after the trip, as well as any more nights spent there because of an early arrival, a delayed departure, or an early return from the trek, are all considered extra expenses that must be covered by the trekkers themselves.
The same is applicable for personal expenses, which may include charges for luxuries like shopping, snacks, boiling bottled water, hot (tea, coffee), cold (sodas), alcohol, Wi-Fi, phone calls, battery recharging fees, additional porters, etc.
Personal clothing and equipment required travel insurance that includes high-altitude rescue and evacuation in the case of an emergency, and additional costs due to delays brought on by events outside the control of the tour operator, such as landslides, weather, itinerary changes because of safety concerns, illness, changes in governmental regulations, strikes, etc., should also be regarded as extra expenses.
Safety and Security on Everest Three Pass Trek
Although breathtakingly gorgeous, the Everest three-pass trek route is also quite risky. A “zero impact” policy is used to safeguard the local traditional communities and the environment in the conservation area.
Even though we prepared well and were very aware of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), climbing to a higher altitude too quickly might result in a fatal medical condition.
In addition, because the weather in the Everest region varies as you gain height, trekkers have trouble adjusting to it. They often have little humidity and low temperatures, making them harsh. While ascending the route to and above the base camp, the cold weather may impact you more severely.
We must always be conscious of it. You need to be cautious when passing hikers on the narrow route and over the suspension bridge since it will be busy with them at the lower height and on the approach to the Everest Base Camp Trail. Always stay in a safe area and either pass the time or take a picture. We advise you to keep valuable items like your passport, wallet, phone, camera, and gadgets close at hand to keep them safe.
Be prepared for cold weather
In addition, the journey might result in back pain and frostbite. Trekkers must use extreme caution as they ascend the Cho La Pass ice sheet. Extremely cold temperatures can cause exposed skin to freeze, swell, and lose its ability to feel. Trekkers must move slowly as they ascend, otherwise, they risk suffering serious injuries.
The majority of the path, on the other hand, traverses across high mountains, vistas, and Everest Base Camp with glaciers, glacier marine rock, a limited trail, avalanches, and enormous stones. You need warm clothing, quality climbing shoes, and crampons to traverse the adventurous past on the Everest Three Passes Trek since there is a greater likelihood of snowfall. You must stick to the footprint of the guide while traveling.
Similarly to this, the route across Ngozumpa Glacier that leads to Gokyo Lake via Cho La Pass is more difficult. Trekkers must rely on their physical strength and tenacity to cross mountains pass.
Everest three-pass trek: difficulty level and fitness requirement
The distance at higher altitudes of the Everest three-pass trek via Chola Pass and Gokyo makes it more difficult. When trekking to Everest base camp, altitude is the main aspect to take into account. Acute mountain sickness can be brought on by the altitude at which the Everest three-pass trek begins at Lukla, which is around 2840 meters. The trek’s highest point is 5364 meters above sea level, with a 5180-meter overnight high point.
Another aspect to take into consideration when assessing the difficulty of reaching the Everest base camp is the duration of the Everest three-pass trek. From Lukla, it takes 62 kilometers to hike to Everest Base Camp. Although it may not seem like a long trip, going up and down hills while at a higher altitude and with less oxygen in the air is difficult.
On this expedition, each day of trekking should take no more than six hours. Take your time and enjoy the trip, even if it takes you 7 to 8 hours if you’re a slow hiker. The difficulty level is also influenced by your level of fitness and prior hiking experience. It might be advantageous if you have prior high-altitude trekking experience. Extending the number of days on base camp for appropriate acclimatizing and relaxation might reduce the difficulties of the Everest three-pass Trek in terms of duration and altitude. It is usually preferable to extend the walk by a few more days if you have the time.
For your knowledge, the trip to Everest’s three passes doesn’t require any specialized or technical gear. Everything you need for trekking must be brought along, but keep in mind that it will become cold; wear warm clothing. A major issue to keep in mind when trekking to Everest base camp is altitude. Trekkers may get acute mountain sickness (AMS) as a result of altitude problems. Trekkers should be cautious since AMS can cause deaths. It’s important not to underestimate altitude sickness.
For many trekkers, acclimatization and altitude are the main concerns. The majority had to turn around before reaching Everest base camp because of this. Even if it takes a few hours to reach Everest base camp, we will have to get back up when the altitude kicks in. As a result, everyone should prepare for their journey by getting in shape, especially if they intend to walk at a high altitude.
You don’t have to go to the gym and do challenging core exercises to get fit. You don’t even need a qualified trainer to prepare. Exercise is the easiest thing you can do at home to keep your body fit and healthy. You can attempt jogging, running, skipping, and stair climbing. One month before your journey to the Everest three-pass trek, you can begin these sorts of exercises. You may also undertake tough exercises like cardio, weightlifting, etc. if you are confident and have a skilled trainer. This quick list of things might assist you in lowering the difficulty of your trek to Everest Base Camp.
Regarding altitude sickness, it can be avoided by taking the following precautions:
Ensure that your body has enough time to acclimate.
Do not get cold.
Never go on a solo trip; always go with a group or a guide.
Avoid using sleeping aids, alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes.
Drink 3 to 4 liters or more of pure water each day.
Keep yourself hydrated by consuming lots of water.
Consume garlic and cloves to improve blood flow.
It could be beneficial to eat garlic soup.
Allow yourself time to adjust to new circumstances.
Do not ascend quickly.
Eat vegetarian food if you can.
Our Guides and porters
One of the most challenging treks is the Everest three-pass trek through Chola Pass and Gokyo. It is difficult to achieve without proper guidance and porters. We recommend hiring a guide and porters for this trek so that you can enjoy your walk with less pressure on your shoulders.
There is a greater chance that your trek will be successful if you travel with a recognized company that employs experienced, trained guides. Good guides will know precisely how to take care of you, making sure you acclimate properly, suggesting foods to eat and avoid, and ensuring you’re moving more slowly and drinking lots of water.
Unfortunately, things may go wrong during a difficult trip or extended trek at a high altitude. A knowledgeable guide is therefore essential. The man leading the trek is your guide. Pay attention to his directions. Stop becoming cruel yourself. Tell your guide how you are feeling honestly; he will know what to do. You must choose the proper company for this reason. A knowledgeable guide for your trip is just as important as the company.
There is no reason you shouldn’t be able to finish the journey to Everest Three Pass if you are physically capable, have the proper equipment, are going at your own speed, and are following your guide.
Best time to visit Everest three pass trek
Although the weather in Everest Three pass, Cho La Pass, and Gokyo is extremely unpredictable, it is often freezing cold. Mountaineering gear and thick clothing are frequently carried by trekkers as cold protection. Everest high pass trek is better to do in Autumn, Spring, and Summer. The winter route hiking is more challenging than at other times and if the weather is not good we don’t recommend it. In Winter you can do the small trek to the base camp of Everest.
The ideal times to trek the Everest Three Pass Trek is in the spring and fall when it’s not monsoon. March, April, and May are considered spring months, whereas October, November, and December are considered post-monsoon or fall. You may have a better view of the mountains and the best weather at this time.
You may travel there during the winter and monsoon too, but it is not advised because the weather would be more unpleasant. Although it is exceedingly cold from December to February, you may still take in the bright skies and snow-covered mountains. Additionally, you can experience severe rain throughout the trek from June to August during the monsoon. Due to this, there may be a significant risk of landslides and slippery routes.
Insurance for the Everest Three High Passes Trek
Travel insurance: What is it? What should it include when trekking in Nepal? Why is it necessary to read your insurance policy before buying? You must pay first and then file a claim, or your direct insurance company will pay all of your bills? You must read it if you have this kind of curiosity and have questions of this kind.
If the countdown to your upcoming major expedition to Nepal is about to begin, You are prepared for your adventure into the Himalayas with a decent passport, plane tickets, a good pair of shoes, and all the necessary equipment. Don’t forget to purchase travel insurance since safety is important. Travel insurance should be at the top of your list of priorities in case something goes wrong.
Without surprises, traveling wouldn’t be as enjoyable, but occasionally an accident may place you in a hospital bed the next morning when you should be trekking through the Himalayas. As a result, travel insurance can protect you from harm and help you save money. Nepal is well-known for outdoor adventures, including trekking and mountaineering expeditions. Most people often travel to Nepal to go trekking in the Himalayas. No matter where you go, travel insurance is required. To check on Nepal, you must be aware of a few critical travel insurance guidelines.
Check the insurance policy before you buy
All unexpected costs, such as trip cancellation, flight delays, medical bills, etc., are covered by travel insurance. Some travel insurance also covers personal property damage. Without a doubt, you can travel anywhere without travel insurance. However, you must realize that you will be responsible for paying your own expenses, which might be quite expensive if you become ill or miss a trip. When you get travel insurance in advance, you can trek fearlessly and with complete peace of mind.
Don’t forget to check your policy and make sure you are covered for your adventurous activities, such as hiking above a particular height, before purchasing travel insurance for trekking in Nepal. as a result of major climbs like the Everest base camp trip, the Annapurna circuit trek, and the Manaslu circuit trek all exceeding 4000 meters. However, many travel insurance policies nowadays do not cover elevations above this level. This is something you must confirm. The simplest approach to finding out if you are insured for trekking in Nepal up to that elevation is to contact your insurance provider while you are out on the trail.
For the specific route, you are on, select insurance that covers medical and emergency evacuation for trekkers. A helicopter evacuation in Nepal will cost quite expensive; the higher you go, the more it will cost. We advise you to select a policy that pays directly to the doctors, hospitals, and helicopter charter service instead of agreeing on the spot and claiming afterward. Be sure to keep receipts if your travel insurance provider doesn’t require an upfront payment. Every receipt from every location, so you can later use your travel insurance to reimburse yourself for expenses.
Everest Three Pass Trek - Trip Info
Duration: 19 Days
Max. Altitude: Kongmala Pass (5545 m/18,192 ft)
Trek Grade: Most Difficult
Best time to visit: February to May, September – Mid December are the best seasons. During the winter months from December to Mid February, it is cold and can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy times, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Trekking dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 10 people.
Trek Grade: Most Difficult