Everest Three High Passes Trek
Everest Three High Passes Trek is the most thrilling and strenuous walking journey. It endows the trekking marathon experience. There are five arduous hiking activities during the trip. Kongma la pass, Kalapathar Hike, Chola Pass, Gokyo Ri Hike and Renjo La Pass are five challenging places to do trekking.
Yes, trekking on this trail is very challenging. However, you will get unforgettable experience of wilderness mountainous adventure at an abode of Mt. Everest. The journey tests your limit and teaches you the proper way of life. As you keep on crossing the high altitude passes and reach the top you will start to realize the very essence of life. In precise the journey of Everest Three High Passes Trek teaches us the life lesson.
Even if the trekking is arduous there is a plethora of highlights. Some of the highlights of the trekking are as follows.
Trip Highlights of Everest Three Passes Trek
- Over half an hour of Scenic & Adventurous Mountain Flight (Kathmandu – Lukla)
- Sherpa culture & tradition
- World’s highest situated National Park the Sagarmatha National Park
- Leaving footprints at the foothill of the world’st tallest mountain Mt. Everest
- Sunrise from Kalapathar (5545 m) and Sunset from Gokyo Ri
- Mountain vistas of over 3 dozen mountains
- Exploration of Highest altitude Freshwater Lake System at Gokyo
- Covers almost every trails of Upper Khumbu region
If you add few more days in your Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary, the Everest Three High Passes Trek is possible. It is the best chance to explore the less trekked trails of Khumbu. Moreover, while crossing high altitude passes like Chola and Kongma La trekkers experience the mini mountaineering moments. Apart from the thrill of walking at high altitude diversified vegetation too is the major highlight. Trekking starts at temperate forest zone and reaches up to tundra belt and again return back to temperate. While roaming around these forests belts trekkers also encounter diversified wild animals.
Kathmandu to Lukla Flight
Kathmandu to Lukla Flight is considered as one of the most adventurous mountain flights. In a twin otter plane travelers fly above hills and through narrow valleys. The airport where the plane lands at Lukla is considered as the most extreme airport.
Food and accommodation
While travelers are at mountain doing trekking the agency provides the full board meal system. Except in Kathmandu the accommodation is at teahouses or lodges. However, you can change your accommodation style up to Namche Bazaar. There are few luxury resorts at Lukla, Phakding and Namche Bazaar. Beyond Namche Bazaar, travelers have no other choice than to stay at teahouses.
Food depends upon the availability in the teahouse where travelers rest for overnight sleep. However, in Kathmandu travelers are given breakfast at hotel. The agency will also treat the clients with one welcome dinner and one farewell dinner.
Everest Three High Passes is also called the Everest Circuit or Round Trek. Therefore, it traverses through lots of Sherpa villages. The most noticeable one is Thame. This village is known as the village of Everest climbers. After crossing the Renjo La Pass while returning back to Namche Bazaar travelers stop by at Thame.
It is always the best place to understand the mindset of Sherpa people and learn about their lifestyle at their own backyard. There are few monasteries with great significance as well like Tengboche Monastery. The biggest festival of Sherpa people the Mani Rimdu Festival is celebrated at this monastery.
Trail takes to numerous off the beaten hamlets too. Therefore, it is the rare chance to see the intrepid Sherpa in their own comfort zone.
Sagarmatha National Park
This national park is highest situated UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE listed park. It is home of unique wonders of Mother Nature (mountains, forests and wildlife). The park provides the chilling yet mesmerizing memories. From lofty Himalayas to green lush forests of National Park definitely inspire travelers. In fact every day is awe-inspiring while travelers are on Everest Three High Passes Trek.
Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar
Everest Base Camp is iconic place in the earth. It is the foothill of the World’s Tallest Mountain Mt. Everest. To leave your footprints at such place is not an ordinary. It is special and extraordinary. Similarly the sunrise experience from the top of Kalapathar is equally mesmerizing.
The sight of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse looks as if it is in just a touching distance from the top of Kalapathar. The best view from the top is considered to be of Khumbu Ice Fall.
Kongma La (5528 m), Cho La (5420 m) and Renjo La ( 5360 m)
The first high altitude pass during Everest Three High Passes Trek is Kongma La. It is very technical as well as scenic. Moreover, the pass is the most arduous one in comparison to other two passes.
After crossing the Kongma La the trekkers visit Everest Base Camp and does the Kalapathar sunrise hike before heading to cross the Chola Pass.
Chola Pass is in between Lobuche of Everest Base Camp Trail and Gokyo Lake. Before trekkers cross the final high pass called Renjo La they will hike the magnificent Gokyo Ri. The panoramic view of mountains on the 360 degree view is worthwhile. It is indeed the photographer’s paradise as you can see the vista of blue turquoise lake and mountains in one single frame.
Renjo La is the last high altitude pass on this trekking. Beyond Renjo La trekkers encounter the Sherpa on their own village. The name of the village is Thame and it is one of the most popular villages which have numerous Everest Climbers as well as record holder.
Book the Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal with us. We ensure that your trekking is hassle free. Our years of experience will not let you fail to complete the course. Everest trekking always requires the meticulous planning. The agency is very much aware about our client’s investment on traveling. Therefore, with us every clients will get the impeccable amount of services and liberality.
We try to depart on the scheduled itinerary, we cannot promise to guarantee fixed departure only in case of flight cancellation, delays. we request you to plan out extra few days in case the weather does not stay in our favor. Since your safety is our uttermost priority, we also request you to follow your team leaders and your guides’ since they are trained and experienced in this particular area. We can arrange to occupy your day with adventures and exploration activities to utilize the day.
Weather condition in the Himalayas is also subject to change which can be an obstruction during your travels. Since obstacles are unpredictable, Nepal Adventure pilgrimage Treks & Expedition facilitates our customers to arrange helicopter service if needed (at extra cost). We can arrange helicopter service during the time of flight delays/ cancellation and during personal preferences. Since helicopters can fly in arduous circumstances compared to airplanes.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla [2840 m/9320] – Phakding [2,652m/8,700ft]: 40 minutes flight, 3 – 4 hrs trek
Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3440 m/11,280 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs trek
Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Rest day
Day 05: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche [3860 m/12,660 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche [4360m/14,300 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
Day 07: Dingboche – Chhukung [4750m/15,580 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
Day 08: Chhukung – Kongma La [5535m/18,159ft] – Lobuche [4940m/16,210ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 09: Lobuche – Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft] – Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] – Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs
Day 10: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar [5545 m/18,192 ft] – Dzongla [4830m/15,850 ft]: 6- 7 hrs
Day 11: Dzongla – ChoLa [5368m/17,611 ft] -Thangnak Gokyo [4800m/15,580 ft] : 8-9 hrs
Day 12: Rest day in Gokyo – Gokyo Ri [5357m/17,575 ft]: 4-5 hrs
Day 13: Gokyo – Renjo La [5360m/17585 ft] – Marlung [4210m/13,810 ft]: 7 – 8 hrs
Day 14: Marlung – Namche Bazzar: 5 – 6 hrs
Day 15: Namche Bazzar – Lukla: 6 – 8 hrs
Day 16: Lukla – Kathmandu: 40 min flight
Day 17: Farewell Day