Everest Three Passes Trek Overview
Everest Three High Passes Trek gives you the ultimate experience of crossing some of the highest passes of Nepal. Renjo La Pass (5360m), Cho-La Pass (5420m), and Kongma-La Pass (5545m) are three high-altitude passes that deliver the most adventurous trek, one can experience. The rugged terrain, freezing climate, high altitude, and changing landscapes, a trekking paradise for adventure seekers. The trail of the Three Passes trek navigates through charming villages of the Sherpa community, mountain passes, the national park, and Everest Base Camp of course. Starting from Lukla airport, the trek goes through Renjo La Pass and reaches the beautiful valley of Gokyo. Moreover, it moves ahead to EBC, Kala Pathhar, and descends down crossing Kong Ma La pass. Descending down through different villages like Dingboche and Namche, the trek ends at Lukla.
But we can do this trek in an anti-clockwise direction too. Starting from the classic trek to Everest Base camp, you can cross the Kong Ma La Pass at first. Then after, the trail leads you through Cho La pass and takes you to Gokyo. Further, the trail extends to Renjo La pass and moves ahead to Lukla to finish the trek.
The major attractions of this trek are:
- Renjo La pass, Kong Ma La pass, and Cho La pass.
- Everest Base Camp and the views of Mt. Everest (8848.86m)
- Gokyo Valley
- Kala Patthar
- Namche Bazaar
Why Everest Three High Passes trek is adventurous?
Trekking to the Everest region is itself an adventure of a lifetime. However, crossing the passes over 5000 meters is more than an adventure and experience of a lifetime. Moreover, apart from three high passes trekking to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathhar are added which makes this trek more exhilarating. The altitude, change in landscapes, variable climate, rugged trails, changes in vegetation, and breathtaking views of the highest mountains in the world are the reason for this adventurous trek. The physical and mental demand of this trek also makes this trek adventurous.
Everest Three High Passes Trek Difficulty
The Everest Three High Passes Trekking is extremely challenging yet rewarding with stupendous views of mountains and landscapes. Trekkers need to hike for 6-7 hours a day to reach a particular destination. However, you can take a regular break during the walk admiring the views of the mountains. You need to have previous trekking experience in higher altitudes. Preparing yourself before a month ago can be extremely handy. Working out for your stamina, strength, and endurance makes your trek more comfortable and enjoyable too. Moreover, being mentally strong is equally important. At some point, your body may start to get fatigued and feel altitude, that’s where you need to be tough mentally to continue your journey. The bottom line is, to stay fit physically and mentally with some hiking experience and experience lifetime adventure in the Everest region.
Best time to embark Everest 3 Passes Trek
The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable. However, in Nepal, the best time to trek in the Himalayas is considered during the pre-monsoon and post-monsoon periods. The spring season falls under pre-monsoon and the autumn season falls under post-monsoon. During the spring season, the trail is ornamented by rhododendron flowers with wonderful views of mountains in crisp and clear weather. But, most trekking enthusiasts choose an autumn season to do the Everest three-pass trek. During the September-October weather opens up after monsoon with blue sky offering dazzling views of mountain peaks. Likewise, trekking during the winter can be extremely challenging as the high passes are covered with a bulk of snow. Moreover, summer is also somehow suitable for trekking but if your time allows you, Classic Trek Nepal can organize this trek even in summer.
Altitude sickness during the Everest Three Passes trek
Trekking above 5000 meters, that too 3 passes with no vegetation is really tough. Likewise, the air becomes so thin and difficult to breathe as you gain elevation. Acute Mountain Sickness is the biggest challenge and risk to tackle in this trek. A simple sloppiness can become fatal when you are trekking in high altitude. Even experienced trekkers can feel altitude sickness while crossing all three high passes. So what measures should we follow to prevent the sickness? Here are the few preventions that can be handy to avoid AMS:
- Acclimatize yourself properly during the acclimatization day.
- Always have healthy meals like vegetable soups.
- Stay hydrated throughout the trek.
- Walk at your own pace taking regular breaks during the hike.
- Avoid drinking alcohol stuff.
- Inform your guide immediately if you feel the symptoms of AMS like dizziness, nausea, lack of breath, etc.
Everest Three High Passes Trek costs
Everest three high passes trek costs range from 1500 USD to 2000 USD based on the service and the itinerary you are looking for. However, there is another reason why the price range is slightly higher is, the route covers other trekking trails of the Everest region like the Everest Base Camp trek and Gokyo Valley Trek. This trek takes you through the whole Khumbu region of Nepal. To know more about cost details, please check our cost includes and excludes.