Trip Overview of Everest Three Pass Trek
Everest three Pass Trek is one of the challenging and renowned trekking trails in the Everest region of Nepal. We will visit most parts of the Everest region in 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 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 quite high in elevation. High enough to provide overwhelming views to 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.
Enjoy the high passes in one trek
We start our Everest three passes trek journey from Lukla after a 35-minute mountain flight. The trek goes from the left part of the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar. Where you can get the striking views of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-and also Nuptse face. We will trek in the Nepal Sagarmatha National Park. With pine forests, rhododendron flowers, and an abundance of wildlife. which makes our journey remarkable. We are trekking through the best viewpoint in the entire Everest Region. Lobuche is a vantage point for some spectacular views of Ama Dablam and breath-taking sceneries. after we will visit Kala Patthar (5554m) which is one of the most enjoyable moments for travelers and is followed by the tough climb.
Cho La Pass
Cho la pass is one of the beautiful passes in our Everest high passes trek. The trek routes take you to the residence of the legendary Sherpa. At the foothill of the highest top of the world, Mt. Everest (8848m). This trek is Nepal’s most adventurous treks to the Khumbu Mountains. This trek takes you to Gokyo. You will are in the middle by the panoramic view of many exceptional mountains that are above 8000 meters together with Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Makalu, and Gokyo.
Everest three pass trek gives you eyeful views of mountain vistas. The trails follow to the Gokyo lake which is to the west of the Everest Base Camp. The trek gives you a marvelous view of Mt. Everest, including numerous other comparable peaks. You could moreover discover the Buddhist monasteries and shrines along with remarkable flora and fauna.
Best trekking route in the Everest region
This Everest three pass trek gives you the revel in of 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 “the bustling Namche Bazaar” in which we can be surrounded using lovely Himalaya’s view.
While trekking, the view of the village vicinity, such as the magnificent forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia, and massive fir, will amaze you. This trek will take you around the thrilling Gokyo Valley that is positioned adjoining the Khumbu in conjunction with diverse Everest Base Camp. During the 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.
Gokyo lake to Cho la pass
During the Cho La Pass Trek, We will cover both the Gokyo Lake Trek and the Everest base camp area (EBC), which is eventually challenging. Enjoy the view of Gokyo RI, Chukkung RI, and Kalapathar with the view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho you other Khumbu mountain range. One of the highlights of that is the conventional view of icefall and glaciers of the Mahalangur Himalayan range. You may be overwhelmed with the distinct shapes of Glaciers, and the cracking sound of that glacier will blow your mind and soul.
Along the trail, you can see the best glacier “Ngozumpa,” too. On the way, the Himalayan uncommon species along with Wild Musk, Mountain Goat “Jharal,” colorful “Pheasants” national bird of Nepal. Pine and juniper forests are the commonplace forests right here. The colorful rhododendron and magnolia floral welcome you throughout the spring to upload the splendor in the path. The monasteries may be observed in most of the villages to wake up your religious soul. The fluttering flags and Chorten may be seen anywhere.
Everest high pass trek for the fit people who have good physic in addition to morals too. Drawing close to the best and maximum spectacular summit on this planet and coming across brilliant Gokyo lakes in addition to a maximum altitude point of view is the most significant achievement of this trek.
Renjo La pass
in Renjo la pass trek, our route passes through peace, beautiful, and small yak-grazing settlements Through Gokyo Lake and 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, trek provides delight in adventure. It widens their experience towards 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 on the way to Tibet Border Nag pa-la and Gokyo valley. It offers to see you ancient Sherpa settlements, Sherpa Cultures, and the Buddhist religion. Therefore Everest Renjo la pass trekking is one of the natural walkings and hiking trails in the Everest region.
This is the beauty of the Everest route
The high pass trek is a part of the beauty of the Gokyo trail. It’s only a little higher than the other pass on the journey. Yes, as mention earlier, the tour provides you access to two of the most beautiful and highest passes in the country during the same trekking period. This aspect is something that has made it magnetic to exploratory adventure lovers from all around the world. Climbing of the pass can get quite complicated at times as the edge of Ngozumpa Glacier comes on the way to the summit. Furthermore, the summit is known to be slippery too. However, with the right kind of equipment, we have been succeeding in climbing them at a very high rate.
A great part of the trek is also the Renjo La Pass which is slightly shorter than the Cho La Pass. Equally mesmerizing, the summit offers views of a dynamic range of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Makalu. The pass can also get slippery at times due to the same reason of instability. After all, no matter how difficult it gets, life is always beautiful, and so is Nepal.
The Everest three high pass treks are relatively demanding and require a tough attempt to climb. It’s a summit pass located at 5,420 meters of altitude and connects the isolated village of Dzongla to the east and Thagnak to the west. The western side of the pass serves as a path to the Gokyo Lakes including a crossing of Ngozumpa glacier in the midway. As mention earlier, the trail is physically demanding as the top of the glacier is slippery.
Kongma la one of the difficult pass.
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, as we compose our way towards the Everest Base Camp through Khumbu glacier. Thus you can wonder at the sight of Khumbu icefall tumbling from the Western side. As Everest high pass trek is for an extended period, it is favorable for that trekker who has enough time holidays. Ans and would also like to view the world’s highest peaks from 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 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 comprise of six major lakes, 19 in total. They are also the highest freshwater lake system. Apart from tourism purposes, the lakes have high religious significance that is considering by Hindus and Buddhists.
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How many days trek to Everest Three pass
Everest three pass trek is one of the thrilling treks in the Everest region. This trek will go through three high mountain passes i.e. Kongma La Pass which is at an altitude of 5,535/18,159ft, Cho La Pass at an altitude of 5420m/17,782ft, and Renjo La Pass located at an altitude of 5,340m/17,520ft. This trek is also one of the difficult and channeling treks around the Khumbu region. You can complete Everest three pass trek within 18 – 20 days. You will have to be physically and mentally fit for this trek. Along with this some trekking experience and training will be required for this trek.
This trek will provide you the best view of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range including Mount Everest (8,848 m). Everest three pass trek includes an active trekking route that connects four river valleys Bhote Koshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja. The trail of this trek is very rough and rocky. You can also visit the Tengboche monastery which is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries. Everest three pass trek is perfect for the people who love to adventure with the fortitude, determination, and general fitness to tackle the region’s most demanding yet worthwhile trek. You can observe Sherpa and Gurung culture and explore their local lifestyle. You can explore the unbound beauty of nature and the chance to enjoy the world’s highest mountain panorama.
Enjoy the rough path of Cho la
The first pass on Everest three pass trek is Kongma La (5535m) from where you will get the view of Mt.Thamserku. Mt Ama Dablam, Mt. Kangtega with many other high mountains. This pass will take you to Everest base camp. Cho la pass is the second pass on this trek. The path to Cho la pass goes via Kala Patthar from where you will have a breathtaking view of Mount Everest. The last path of this trek is Renjo la pass which is the most adventurous path on this trek. Even though Everest’s three pass trek falls at a high altitude but during this trek, you will be gaining altitude slowly. This trek will increase your knowledge and widen your life experience. You will have to plan your itinerary wisely so that you will get adequate time to absorb the view.
How to get on Everest three pass trek?
Everest three pass trek starts from Lukla airport. After you arrive at Lukla airport you will be trekking toward Phakding where you will be staying overnight. Furthermore, The next day you will be trekking to Namche Bazar. It takes 5 – 6 hours to reach Namche Bazar from Phakding. Acclimatization is very important for trekking any high altitude places. So during this trek, you will be acclimating to Namche Bazar. During the day off can roam around different places of Namche Bazar. After acclimating at Namche the next day you will be trekking to Tengboche. Enjoying the close view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam you will reach Tengboche.
On the way to Everest three pass trek, you can also visit the Tengboche monastery. The next day you will be trekking to Dingboche. On the way, you can observe different birds and animals. The next morning you will be trekking from Dingboche to Chhukung. You will be going through Imja valley. When you reach Chhukung you will have an excellent view of Lobuche East, Lobuche West, and Lobuche peak, Thamserku, Kangtega, and Ama Dablam. You will get a clear and close view of Mount Makalu. From Chhukung you will be trekking to Kongma La Pass which is the first pass among the Everest three passes.
Trek to difficult Kongmala pass
Enjoying the view of the high mountains you will have to cross Kongma La pass through a sloppy trail. After crossing Kongma la pass your next trekking destination will be trekking to Lobuche. After that, you will be trekking to Gorakshep and from Gorakshep, you will be hiking toward Everest base camp. Following the left bank of Khumbu glacier from Gorakshep, you will reach the Everest base camp. After enjoying the view of the high mountains from Everest base camp you will have to trek back to Gorakshep.
Your next morning starts with the trek from Gorakshep to Lobuche via Kala Patthar. The next day you will be trekking Donzola from Lobuche. From Donzola you will be taking to the second pass Cho la pass. after crossing Cho la pass you will also get a day off at Gokyo valley from where you will observe the beautiful Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Makalu.
The next day of our Everest three pass trek goes toward Renjo la pass following the bank of Dudh Koshi River you will reach Renjo la pass. Renjo la pass is a beautiful pass from where you can get the entire view of the mountains closely. From there you will get the view of Mt.everest (8,848m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Cholaste (6,440m), and Mt. Taboche (6,542m). Hence, you have come to an end from Renjo la pass you will be trekking to Namche Bazar and from Namche Bazar, you will trek to Luka.
The difficulty of Everest three pass trek
Among different treks in the Khumbu region, Everest’s three pass trek is one of the most difficult treks. This trek falls on the extreme level for trekking. Trekking at such a hard altitude and extremely cold temperature are very difficult. Here are some of the difficulties that you might face during the Everest three pass trek: –
- Physically and mentally tired
Everest three pass trek is a long trek, you can complete this trek within 20 days. Trekking for straight 20 days is tiring. As mention above you need to be physically a well as mentally fit for this trek. There may come several movements on the trek where your body will not support you. There are also tons of people who just gave up and return due to the hardness. But if you are mentally prepared about everything then trekking Everest three pass trek will not be so difficult. If you are mentally and physically then you and enjoy this trek to the fullest.
This is is one of the major and common problems among the trekkers while trekking to Everest three pass trek. Altitude sickness the condition where your body feels a kind of uneasiness in higher altitude places. Taking about Everest three pass trek all three passes fall on an altitude higher than 5000 meters. Altitude sickness, not a big probes trek before trekking. Most frequently during the time of trekking seasons like autumn and summer weather seems fine for trekking. But during the off-seasons like winter and monsoon, the weather might go to the extreme. An avalanche might occur in some of the places in the Khumbu region. Bad weather can delay your trek.
As we all know the trail to Everest’s three pass trek is filled with rocks. On a normal day, you will have to walk 6 hours on average. Walking every day on such a difficult trail might be very difficult and tiring. Also, most of the places on the trail will be affected by landslides, steep trails, and terrifying terrains. You will have to climb a very hard glacier which might be very risky. That is why this trek requires some trekking experience and training. You will have to wear a thick layer of shoes and clothes.
Highlights of Everest three pass trek
- You will get to see the panoramic and jaw-dropping view of different high mountains like Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Gyachung Kang, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Makalu including the highest mount. Everest.
- During this trek you will be trekking all the way by foot there are not any vehicles or any means of transportation. So you will get to explore the entire Khumbu region.
- Compare to other treks on the Khumbu region people trekking to Everest three pass trek very less crows so, you might get the entire trail by yourself.
- Crossing the three pass Renjo La, Cho La, and also Kongma La which are situated over 5000 altitude feels like dream and stirring.
- This trek will give you the chance to observe and explore different places in the Khumbu region. You can observe and know the local lifestyle of the people living in the Khumbu region.
- During these 3 weeks of the trek, you can observe the different cultures and traditions of people living there. You will also get a chance to observe Sherpa arts and visit different Buddhist monasteries.
- On this Everest three pass trek, you will get to see many glaciers including the world’s largest glacier Ngozumpa
- Seeing the world’s highest mountain from Kala Patthar which is the highest point on the trek is just dazing.
Tips for trekking Everest three pass trek
Although you will be trekking with a trekking company you will also have to carry some of the gears. You will have to get your personal gear like clothes, sunglasses, trekking boots, sun scream, power bank, etc. trekking boots are very important as the trail is very difficult so, wearing trekking boots will make your trek faster and comfortable. you will not find many shops in the trekking region so you will have to carry your stuff. Also, the trekking company will provide you the trekking equipment.
- Get some mountaineering training
Everest three pass trek is an extremely hard trek. even though you will have a guide on the Everest step of this trek but getting the training will make your trek faster and easier. The first and the basic thing needed for this trek is mountaineering training. Having the mountaineering training before his trek will make your trek very easy and enjoyable.
Having a positive attitude toward everything will make your trek even more enjoyable. Taking politely with a guide, local and fellow trekkers will make your journey better and memorable. There may come sudden challenges during the trek but facing those problems positively will make it easier.
- Choose your trekking company wisely
It is very important that you choose your company for Everest three pass trek wisely. Your entire trek will depend on the company that you choose. The right company companies will arrange for you the qualified and experienced guide. The guide will make your trek more enjoyable. Also, some of the trekking companies will arrange suitable insurance for the treks. Before trekking, have complete information about the company with whom you will be trekking.
Everest three pass trek in Spring ( March to April)
Though autumn is the best season for trekking in Nepal, many people trek the Everest region in spring. Everest three pass trek in spring is May best suited for those who want to enjoy nature from the inner core. March to May is considered as the best and most appropriate time for trekking Everest high pass. The Three pas trek in spring will avoid the crowd and you can enjoy the real beauty of Everest massif. Beautiful Rhododendrons will lighten your trail. The weather will not interrupt your trekking experience. Nepali New Year is also celebrated in the month of May, it will add fun and excitement to your trekking. The weather remains the same throughout the month so, you will not be suffering from the problem of flight delay during this month.
Everest Three pass trek weather condition during Spring
Spring season takes place before the summer/ monsoon season in Nepal. Since May is the last month of the spring season, it is the hottest month of this season. Temperature and climate start to change during this month. The temperature of rises at 20 degrees Celsius during daytime and falls to 8 degrees Celsius during nighttime in lower altitude places.
Spring is the moderate time of the year. It is neither too cold nor too hot during May. The trail remains dry and easy to trek. You will get a strong and flawless view of the Everest massif, green vegetation, and landscape because of less cloud and mist. Monsoon is getting closer during this month so, some low monsoon rainfall may occur with some thunderstorms. Trekking Everest three passes from early March to May can avoid this problem. May falls on the BasantaRitu of Nepal. The blossoming rhododendrons specify the beginning of BasantaRitu. The days are longer so, you will not have to rush.
Food and drinks found in Everest high pass trek
The food is nearly the same in spring as in another season in Everest three pass trek. Few varieties of foods and drinks as you gain elevation. The price of foods depends on the altitude, you will have to pay more for the food one you reach higher places. Your body may feel weakness during trekking so, you will have to carry some chocolate bars and some energy drinks. The most preferred food on the Everest three pass trek is traditional Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari. This meal is preferred by all trekkers because it maintains balance in your body. You will get lots of nutrition needed for your body. Tea houses also serve foods like fries, pasta, Momo (Nepali dumplings). It is very important to drink plenty of water so always carry water bottles with you.
Accommodation on Everest high pass trek during Spring
Everest three pass trek is a long trek so you will need a place for accommodation. You will find many hotels and lodges in lower altitude places but you will have to acclimatize even at a tea house at higher altitude places. Spring is one of the active seasons for trekking experience, so you may not find rooms in hotels. Sometimes you may have to share your rooms with other trekkers. The hotels are also not too comfortable and luxurious. Only a few hotels provide you with some extra facilities like Wi-Fi, hot water, a single room, and a personal bathroom. You will have to book hotels in advance in a peak season like April.
Difficulties for Everest three pass trek in Spring
Many difficulties may arise during trekking in Everest three pass in various seasons.
Some of the problems that you may get while traveling to the Everest region in May are described below: –
Altitude is one of the main problems of the trekkers while Everest three pass Every day you will gain altitude but your body may not adapt to such high altitude. That’s why many trekkers suffer from high altitude sickness during the trek. To get rid of altitude sickness you will have to trek slowly and always prepare a plan for trekking. Day remains longer on this season so you do not need to hurry your trek.
Weather is never certain. May is the last month of the spring season so, the climate starts to change. rain can starts in the last week of May. There is a high chance of unpredictable rainfall with some thunderstorms. Because of rainfall, you will not be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of Nepal. The route will be all muddy and slippery due to the rainfall. Trekking during the first and second month of May is suggested.
You will find lots of insects and bugs during the trek in the lower part. Spring is also an active month for insects. You will find insects throughout the trail. There are leeches and mosquitoes everywhere around the trek. To avoid this problem you can carry the anti-insects perfumes or ointments.
- Difficulty in finding a place for accommodation
It is quite difficult to find a place for accommodation in the Everest region. There are much-limed hotels and lodges so the rooms may be filled. And some of the trekkers may have done pre-booked the rooms. In such a condition, you will have to camp a tent.
Advantage of Spring Everest high pass trek
The weather during May remains dry. The Spring season lasts after the winter season in Nepal. Day becomes warmer. It will increase your trekking speed as the trail will also be easy to walk. You don’t need to worry about the slippery and muddy weather. You can enjoy the trek in your light clothes. The weather seems very welcoming during this month.
While trekking to Everest high pass you can observe many cultures. Mainly Sherpa people live in higher altitude places. They mostly follow Buddhism. The best thing about trekking High pass trek from March to May major festival of Buddhist people “Buddha Jayanti” Is celebrated during this month. Nepali New Year falls on this month. So you can observe Buddhist culture if you trek in this month.
- Trail filled with rhododendron
The trail to Everest high pass down part is filled with beautiful Rhododendron. During May you can see rhododendron everywhere. You can see the forest filled with blossoms of wildflowers, rhododendrons, and magnolias. The melodious sound of hillocks will surely relax your ear. The landscape looks like a fresh green bed. You can delight in the most beautiful rivers, villages, and cascading waterfalls.
- Paranomic view of mountains
We can get a remarkable view of the mountains in May. Enjoy a clear view of the Everest massif. You can also get the astonishing glance of sunrise and sunset from poon hill. You will get a vibrant view of the mountains. No need to worry about the mists and dark clouds hiding your splendid mountain scenery. Everest high pass trek in March to May is doable and thrilling equally. You will be offered many fascinating views of the mountains. The trail looks colorful decorated with the red rhododendron and green landscape. You will be thrilled to see the beauty of Everest three pass in Spring
How to Train to Everest three pass Trek
Nepal is a privilege with uncountable Himalayan ranges, sparkling villages, beautiful temples, and many more. Not only has this, but Nepal alone also possessed 8 mountains out of the top 10 mountains in the world.
The name that comes immediately with Nepal is Mount Everest. Mount Everest is famous all over the world. People from all over the world dreams of visiting this country. They wish to lie in the lap of the world’s tallest mountain. As a result of which, Everest three pass trek is one of the popular trekking destinations in the eye of travelers. Everest base camp trek always stands at the top position of the wish list of travelers.
High pass is the most popular trekking destination is accessible to all people around the world. However, you need proper training and good physical fitness to accomplish this trek. Clearly speaking this trek is not for any novice trekkers. You should have enough preparation before heading to the high pass trek. Therefore, this article will help you to accomplish your dream journey with proper preparation.
Everest high pass trek is a challenging and equally thrilling trekking destination. For a non-technical trekking person, it may be really arduous and challenging. Saying that doesn’t mean this trek is impossible for those people. With the proper experience and full knowledge about how to train for the trek, this trek is definitely possible. The level of difficulty of this trek involves the number of people traveling, different age groups, time of travel, and the service provider.
Training needed for Everest high pass trek
Most importantly, training in trekking comprises physical fitness training, aerobic training, strength endurance training, etc. Aerobic training will help to adjust your body to less oxygen. Those who cannot cope with less oxygen must adopt this training and prepare well. Furthermore, physical fitness training comes under Strength endurance training. Another important training is Elevation training. This training helps to strengthen your muscles for better handling of elevation gain.
Below are some of the points with a detailed description related to how to train for Everest three pass trek?
- Enough Acclimatization
The very crucial factor for accomplishing a high pass trek includes a maximum of acclimatization.
You should include enough acclimatization on your itinerary. The proper acclimatization of 3 nights in Namche Bazaar is recommendable. The Namche Bazaar the gateway to Mount Everest lies at the height of 35,00m/ 11,500 ft. Doing this would provide you enough time to adjust to the less oxygen elevation. Your journey would only be possible if your pace is slow. Furthermore, walking slowly will give you more time to spend with nature and observe it.
Interestingly, the additional time provided for you in the acclimatization helps you to produce more red blood cells. The more red blood cells would assist in carrying more oxygen. Thus you can move safely to the lower elevations.
Lesser acclimatization may lead to altitude sickness problems. It is actually critical to acclimatize to the higher region. Thus the upwards journey would be extremely tough without proper acclimatization. High pass altitude sickness would surely grab you with having a lesser acclimation period.
Specific Training to take
The very specific training you need to accomplish this Three pass trek is physical.
Walking continuously 6/7 hrs. per day is not a joke. Anyone must be physically fit and have enough strength to walk. I repeat this is not any kind of marathon competition.
In fact, hiking up and down on the random trail would be your task. You know what the more challenging task is walking up by carrying the weight of a 6kg backpack on your back.
Isn’t it scary? That is why this trek is only suggested for those with good physical health and strength. Some days maybe even longer than others.
Interestingly, your stamina training and leg strength are more valuable factors. In addition to this cardio training is another important training to be taken. You should be good enough to carry maximum weight. Thus, training at least 4 to 5 times a week is mandatory. You can also head on a short hike around Kathmandu valley or any other place. Doing this can be one measure of training.
Aerobic Training which is also known as cardio training is also important for preparing yourself for a strong person. Nevertheless, this training is regarded as horrible. The literal meaning of Aerobic is “requiring free oxygen”. Aerobic training is the method in which the bodies will be prepared for producing oxygen. In the time of energy demand, the body will produce extra energy. Thus, it acts as an energy storage procedure. Avoiding breathless problems is the main objective of conducting Aerobic training.
Any normal person may not know the fact that the Everest three pass trek is at a very high altitude. Due to which the amount of oxygen is less there. Taking this exercise will help you to cope with less oxygen. It will prepare you for the cardiovascular system to deal with less oxygen area for a long period of time. Thus doing so would make your trip more pleasant. Long-distance jogging, swimming, walking, cycling, and skipping, etc are some of the great aerobic exercises.
To summarize, you should have at least 3-6 months of Everest Base Camp trek training plan. Running at least 6-12 km, three times a week would be the best option.
Train yourself to become Strength is another category of exercise, Everest high pass trek preparation plan includes.
Strength and positivity are equally important for High pass trek preparation. However, increasing the strength of your muscles, particularly of the leg, will make you stress-free as well as make you strong enough to accomplish the journey. Hence, you can later enjoy your trip to the fullest. Trekking at least 5 hours a day requires lots of physical stamina and strength. Squats, Lunges, Mountain Climbing, Step aerobics, Front and reverse and leg curls, etc are the type of strengthening you should do.
Most importantly, while doing these exercises you must consult a trainer or experts so that you can adopt the correct technique. Proper exercise would make you stress-free and happy. As a result, increasing the energy level. Doing the exercise in the wrong way would harm you instead of increasing strength.
Along with leg training, your upper body should also be strong enough to carry a heavy backpack.
You should do the following exercise to strengthen your upper body and core:
- Mountain Climbing
- Shoulder press
- Back and shoulder flyes
Additional tips for training for Everest base camp
- About Elevation
You should all know about the sorts of elevation you can cover in your journey. So that you can train you enough for that level of elevation. Another best part is, pre mindset about anything would make you easy to cope with.
- Adopt the right training plan
Undoubtedly, various training is a vital part of the Everest three pass trek. Doing training in the right way is only considered reliable and helpful. Hence, make a proper training plan, follow it strictly as mentioned by your mentor. Allocate at least 3 to 6 months for proper training before heading to the mountain climb. Walking, cycling, swimming up to 15 km is highly recommended. The right training plan is directly associated with the level of elevation you are gaining. No worry, our staff members are well experienced in providing such type of training. They have climbed many times.
As we all know Everest three pass trekking is a challenging task and needs a long time duration to complete this journey. It can only be achieved if all the right gears are with you, along with proper training. Right clothing contributes to making the journey easy and comfortable. Right sleeping bag, merino layers, trekking boots are essential gear that comes under clothing. Enough acclimatization and the longer sleeping hour are what is most needed in the middle of your journey. The right clothing will make you comfortable and invigorate energy.
- Well Hydration
Drinking enough water and keeping well hydrated is another wise thing to do. Drink at least 4 to 5 liters of water per day your trekking day. Keep well-hydrated before the climb. Hydration is extremely critical in the area of a low oxygen environment.
Besides being hydrated, you should stay out of the sun. Use sun hat, to avoid sun burning. Dring 1 liter of water early morning and 2 liters before lunch. this is the best way for how to train for the Everest high pass trek.
The pace of your walk
The pace of your walk determines how easily you complete your trip. You can always walk slow, Walking at a correct pace is another challenging task. The right pace of walking ensures energy saving and making your journey fruitful. Your aim of climbing Everest three pass depends upon these factors. Descending the trail is much harder than climbing up. Thus you need actual training on how to walk.
Your walking pace will directly affect the heartbeat. As the high altitude consists of less oxygen amount which is below 50%.
High altitude sickness may easily attack you with a fast running pace.
Hence, acclimatize slowly, minimize your damage to your muscles to keep you healthy and strong.
Final Thoughts on How to train for Everest three pass trek
As a clear conclusion, the Everest three pass trek can be easily accomplished with the proper above-mentioned training. Otherwise, it may be difficult and challenging for non-technical people. Picturing this trek like any kind of marathon would not help to complete this journey. People with different age bar is restricted for this trek. Such as children under age 15 cannot go there. Similarly, people of higher age group above 55 cannot go there.
Accepting the fact, this trek is real tough. But with the combination of the right positive attitude, enough preparation, a well-experienced travel team, the right pace, this trek is always possible. You should not oppose yourself from getting physically and mentally ready for this. Also, you don’t need to be a marathon expert or any top-grade athlete for this trek. Good practice and proper preparation are all that this trek needs to make it successful.
Lukla Flight Notice
As per the official notice issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), all Airlines are required to operate flights to Lukla from Manthali Airport, Ramechhap from the main trekking season starting October 2019. And also for the spring season applicable for March, April, and May of 2020. Most of the flights from Ramechhap is in October and November and March and April. In off-season time rest of the month flights are mostly from Kathmandu Airport.
The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has made a decision for the Lukla flight from Ramechhap (Manthali) Airport until further notice. The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has informed that there is an increment of traffic congestion at Kathmandu Airport and the Lukla sector is the busiest domestic flights sectors of Nepal. As a result, to avoid traffic congestion and minimize the load of Tribhuvan International airport they have decided to operate all the Lukla flights from Manthali airport of Ramechhap.
Our Everest three pass trekking itinerary has a 2-night stay in Kathmandu. however as per our guest demand and make the flexibility our most of our package is only trek now it means our day 01 is fly to Lukla. For this, you need to arrive in Kathmandu in 1 or 2 days before as if we are taking a flight from Ramechhap we need to start the journey from 2 is. For trekkers who wanted above the long drive and wanted to fly from Kathmandu, there are sharing helicopter flights also available by adding extra cost. We can book the flight with other trekkers if you are a group of friends you can book a private Heli flight also.
Manthali airport is in Ramechhap district and is about 137 KM a way from Kathmandu that takes about a 4 hours’ drive from Kathmandu. We will book your ticket for Lukla from Manthali Airport We have booked and the benefit of flying from MAnthali airport is it is a short flight and a more easy route. Less chance to get flight cancellation and same day more flight are in operation and it reduces the Lukla air traffic. The flight to Lukla and from Lukla are mostly very early in the morning So, You need to start driving at the mid night between 2:00 – 3:00 am from Kathmandu to catch the flight from Manthali to Lukla.
Everest Three Pass Trek - Trip Info
Duration: 20 Days
Max. Altitude: Kala Patthar (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 time, 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 12 people.
Trek Grade: Most Difficult
the Everest Three pass trek is our most difficult trip package due to the Kongmala pass. The difficult grade treks are 5 to 7 hours walking each day one or two days are a little longer too and some days are shorter. The trails are mixed starting part is well- marked and wide and the upper part is mostly less well-traveled, rockier underfoot, and steeper. we are making an acclimatization day in our difficult trek after trekking3,4 days. The difficult trek goes up to 5500m in height.
This is the zone of less oxygen and our bodies start to notice and adjust to the reduced air pressure (and therefore reduced availability of oxygen) We ask that you have a good level of fitness and stamina: if you’re comfortable going on multi-day walks in mountainous terrain in your home country you swim, cycle, run or take a fitness class a couple of times a week you should find this trek within your means. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip but you should feel very comfortable hiking in the mountains,. The chances of altitude sickness are high on this trek so you need to trek slowly and drink plenty of water and carry enough warm clothing.
Equipment Renting and buying: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment. We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
Your trekking luggage: You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg as we never overload our porters. however, you only carry your valuables in your backpack., including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.
Accommodation in Everest high pass trek
Accommodation in the Everest three pass trek is a local lodge or in a teahouse. There is a luxury to basic tea houses, on this package we use a basic tea house lodge. You will sleep in a basic room with a bed, mattress, bed cover, and pillow. You need your own sleeping bag and better to have a sleeping bag liner also. The facilities are quite basic at the lodge. In some places, there is no electricity but they have solar power in the dining room and. You can charge your battery for cell phones and cameras at extra cost.
Food on Everest Three pass trek
you will have a choice of food during the Everest High pass trek. Most of our trekking package is a full board basis, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can choose the food from the menu at tea house prices that are fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There are local to international hygienic food choices.
We suggest you eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote areas. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)
For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). For lunch and dinner, you can have Nepali local food Dal Bhat, pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.
Your Trek Leader and Support staff
Your Everest three pass trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues.
Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.
Transportation: Lukla Flight
To start our Everest three high pass trek, we will fly to Lukla. which is a small Sherpa village, is located at an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level. Kathmandu to Lukla flight offers you spectacular views of the 18 highest peaks, and interestingly, four of them lie above the altitude of 8000 meters. It is about 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu. however in busy season time flights are diverting from Ramechhap to Lukla, To get to Ramechhap you need to drive 4 hours. We will take you to the airport and back to the hotel by private transport 2 times for the trip.
Passport and Visa info
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date. You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa for 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries
You can get a Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.
We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.
Money Exchange for the trek
For your extra money in Everest high pass trek, you need Nepali rupees. Nepal banknotes comes in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.
You can also get money from ATM machines there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Everest three pass trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.
Note: Most banks and money changers in Nepal will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes
Drinking water during your Everest high pass trek
We suggest you at least drink 3/4 liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.
You can take water purification tablets and iodine liquid to purify the water. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.
Showers and electricity – Most of the tea houses in the Langtang valley trek have a solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Few of them have gas Guizar or electricity hot shower. Few places every charge the cost for hot showers for the extra cost of around USD 3 to 4. Electricity is usually available in most parts of the route with hydropower, you are able to charge your battery for camera and phone, normally they charge an extra cost of about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.
Everest high pass trek group size
Our Everest three pass trek group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.
Health and Fitness: The main things in Everest high pass trek are needed your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours on the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier to trek for the Everest three pass. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.
Altitude sickness: Our entire Everest high pass trek itinerary is designed to climb slowly to prevent altitude sickness. When we ascend above 2500 meters, our bodies have to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of oxygen available. The early symptoms are a headache, extreme fatigue, and loss of appetite. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend. When we climb slowly, avoid alcohol during your trek, eat crabs food, drink ¾ liters of water daily will help you.
Communication during Everest high pass trek
In Everest three pass trek the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. while you are on the Everest trek there are telephones facilities in many villages. You can make international calls and most of the places have wifi facilities. Now You can contact your family and friends via the lodges. Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate with them frequently to know the trek and your health.
Furthermore, we are making sure to make sure you’re fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. Also, the easy way now is you can get the local sim card on arrival at the airport which has a 4g/3g network in most of the routes. Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works for every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with a minimal fee or someplace have free.
Travel rescue Insurance
We suggest you have a full travel insurance package that covers medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, furthermore, it should also include, trip cancellation, loss of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage, etc. While you trek in the high altitude some time you get illnesses, small injured, or get sick. If you will get any problem and get ill or injured during your trek, Above the Himalaya trekking will taking care of you and in an emergency, we will rescue you.
If small injuries and health problems and altitude sickness are getting during the trek. Our staff will descend to you immediately. For the more serious medical issues, emergency Above the Himalaya trekking company will arrange a helicopter rescues for you.
We need a guarantee of payment from your Insurance company or a cash deposit or a promise in Kathmandu. While you are trekking with Above The Himalaya Trekking, we will arrange the travel rescue insurance and initial payments. We will claim the refund to your insurance company again. Make sure when you buy the insurance it should cover bother rescue and medical assistance. We suggest you giving your full insurance information while you book your trip with us. For an emergency case, this will help us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and get emergency medical help.
Everest three pass trek Package Cost:
Everest three pass trek depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring a guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for detailed prices and trip dates.
In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking
While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire guide and porter service you can tip differently like a per day calculation basis.
We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.
Flight delay/cancelation and changes in the itinerary:
Be aware that Lukla flights are based on weather conditions can sometimes lead to flight delays or changes. We always endeavor to make sure you reach your destination on time. And for our Everest three pass trek, we will re-arrange your ticket to the next available flight.
In the case of delaying Lukla flights, the client is responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation costs. If you wish to make alternative arrangements such as a Helicopter flight to avoid flight delays, all additional costs would be your responsibility.
in case of flight delays to Lukla on this Everest three pass trek, we will endeavor to accommodate you with the same hotel you use in Kathmandu on your arrival day. if It is not available we will look for other hotels for your availability until we have a confirmed flight for you. We will adjust the itinerary to ensure you get as much time as possible in the mountains. This may mean reducing/removing the Kathmandu nights at the end of the trip.
If in case the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is canceled you will be asked to cover the additional night cost and food as well. You will be rebooked for your flight the next day. If flights can not operate due to extremely bad weather: In extreme conditions, the regular flights cannot operate. In such cases, We can assist you by providing helicopter service for your Everest luxury trek. You will be asked to pay this extra cost (less the regular flight ticket price). You may wish to place a claim for this with your insurance company on return to your home country
After completing your Everest three pass trek, if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip. Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.
You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price. If you need hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange them at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours