Everest Three High Passes Trek
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Overview

Everest region is known all around the world for its incredible Himalayan trekking routes. While the Everest Base Camp trek is quite famous, there are other trekking opportunities in the area. Everest Three High Passes Trek is a spectacular trekking package in the beautiful Everest region.

This trek package from "Nepal Eco Adventure" takes you through various natural landscapes. Trekkers will pass through high mountain passes, serene rivers, glacial lakes, and other landmarks of Sagarmatha National Park.

Sherpa, Bhotiya, Walangpa, and Tamang are the ethnic groups in the majority in this region. Moreover, you will also get to explore various Buddhist monasteries, village settlements, and others along these trails. This trek takes you through three high mountain passes, including Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Renjo La Pass (5,385m), and Cho La Pass (5,360m).

This trek will take you to other significant landmarks of this region, including Mt. Everest Base Camp (5364m), Kalapathar (5,643m), Gokyo lakes, and others. This Everest Three High Pass trek itinerary starts from the capital city Kathmandu and takes you to Lukla on a flight.

Lukla is the entry point of the Mount Everest region for many adventurous activities like trekking and peak climbing. Phakding is our next destination on this trek. Phakding is a beautiful Himalayan settlement from where you will continue your trek to Namche Bazaar.

Moreover, the trails pass through the natural pathways of Sagarmatha National Park. There are forest trails of Rhododendron, Pine, and Oak trees. The beautiful town is a commercial hub of the region with many cafes, hotels, pubs, restaurants, and souvenir shops. The Sherpa culture and heritage will enchant travelers.

Tengboche is our destination from Namche, which is famous for the ancient monastery. Then, you will continue your journey trekking through various settlements of Dingboche. From there, we head towards Chukkung. We will finally cross Kongma La Pass to arrive at Lobuche.

We will trek from Lobuche along beautiful trails to arrive at the settlement of Gorak Shep. You will then start your trek to Everest Base Camp, where you can observe the entire vista of snow-capped mountains. There you can find colorful tented camps of climbers, especially if you travel in peak seasons.

The trail of this trek is quite challenging as you will need to trek uphill and downhill at regular intervals. Trekkers will then hike to Kala Patthar (5545m) early in the morning to get gorgeous views of Himalayan sunrise. Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Khumbutse (6636m), Pumori (7161m), Lingtren (6749m) and others are some of the mountains observable from Kalapathar.

After arriving at Kalapathar, you will explore around and take incredible pictures of the region. You will then trek to Dzongla from Kalapathar. From there, you will cross the majestic Chola pass to arrive at Dragnak. You will then travel to various Gokyo lakes and rest at Gokyo village.

From Gokyo, you will arrive at Lungden by passing through Renjo la pass. Thame is our next stop from where we will make our way to Namche Bazar. The final day of the trek takes you to Lukla from where a flight will lead you to Kathmandu. Besides that, you can also observe the endangered animal species like Snow leopard, Musk deer, Red panda, and others.

Overall, this incredible trek is an exciting way to explore nature trails and observe snow-capped Himalayan vista. This extensive article covers the Everest Three Passes trek itinerary and other topics in detail.

Note: Want to explore the city of the temple (Kathmandu) with us? If so, we have 19 days Everest Three Passes trek itinerary package @ U$D 1700

Highlights of the Trip

  • Spectacular Himalayan sunrise and sunsets overlooking the snow-capped mountains from Kala Patthar.
  • Passing through three high mountain passes of the region
  • Experiencing the Everest Base Camp where climbers camp in colorful tents
  • Scenic mountain flight observing majestic mountain vista
  • Exploring Namche Bazaar and its surroundings.
  • Passing through natural landmarks of the area.
  • Exploring Tengboche monastery and other Buddhist heritages.
  • Exploration of Sherpa culture and heritage

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly to Lukla(2810m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)
Phakding Altitude: 2610m Flight duration: 35-40 minutes Walk duration: 3-4 hrs Overnight: Phakding We will take a beautiful early morning mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Moreover, this incredible flight will take you through various Himalayan landscapes. You can observe the towering mountains of the region during this flight. This flight will take you to Lukla airport, also known as Tenzing-Hillary airport (2810m). This beautiful flight lands at one of the most dangerous airports in the world. There are various green hills, serene rivers, and snow-capped mountains that you can observe during the flight. On arriving at the airport, you will meet porters for this trek. After resting for some time, you will start your trekking journey to Phakding (2620m). This trekking stretch from Lukla to Phakding takes around 3 hours, passing through the Dudh Kosi valley. We will then head towards the airstrip to Chheplung (2700m). From there, you will cross the serene waters of Thado Koshi on a wooden suspension bridge. You can observe the majestic views of Kusam Kanggru (6367m). The mountain is generally considered one of the world's most challenging expeditions. The Thado Koshi trail continues further towards the Ghat (2590m). From there, you will cross a ridge covered in painted Mani stones. We will finally arrive at the beautiful Phakding, where we rest for the evening.
Day 2
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m).
Namche Bazaar Altitude: 3445m Walk duration: 4-5 hrs Overnight: Namche Bazaar We start our trek with a journey to Namche Bazaar from Phakding, passing through beautiful Himalayan trails. On our course, we will pass through the serene Dudhkoshi River and cross it several times through suspension bridges. Tracks on this trek remain covered in Buddhist prayer flags. After trekking through some uphill trails, we will arrive at Jorsale. From Jorsale, it takes around two and a half hours to arrive at Namche. You can also observe the majestic views of Mt Everest if the sky remains clear. At Jorsale, you will also enter Sagarmatha National park. Therefore, you will need to show and verify your permits. We will arrive at Namche Bazaar after trekking for around 5-6 hours.
Day 3
Accimatization day at Namche Bazar
Namche Bazaar Altitude: 3445m Overnight: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization is essential to high-altitude trek and travel. This process will allow travelers to adapt to high-altitude conditions and the environment with ease. It is also vital to tackle altitude sickness along these trails as it can get quite challenging. You will explore around the Khunde and Khumjung landmarks, even on acclimatization days. You can also visit the Sherpa museum and monastery, where you can observe the giant skull of "Yeti." You can observe mountains, including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, etc. The view from Everest View Hotel, the highest-placed mountain in the world, is quite enchanting. After having an excellent breakfast, we will trek uphill to the Syangboche airstrip (3790m). We can then observe incredible views of the Himalayas and then hike further uphill Khunde. There is an old Chorten with other Buddhist monuments along these trails. We will then trek eastwards to Khumjung, located at the lap of Khumbila, holy peak. It is also the largest settlement in the Khumbu region. After savoring lunch at Khumjung, we will take a slow climb to Everest View Hotel. From there, you can enjoy the view of the Himalayas. The descent leads us to Namche bazaar in the evening, exploring beautiful places in town. There are various cafes, restaurants, pubs, souvenir shops, and others.
Day 4
Trek to Tengboche(3860m)
Tengboche Altitude: 3860m Walk duration: 5-6 hrs Overnight: Tengboche After breakfast, we will continue our Everest three high passes trek from Namche (3,500m) to Tengboche (3,870m). The trek distance covered in this journey is 10kms. The trails on this trek pass through rough and rugged terrain. We can observe the porters carrying their luggage along with yaks. The narrower trail passes through steep terrain, which can be pretty challenging. You can observe various monasteries, waterfalls, rivers, suspension bridges, and others during this trek. Moreover, you will also pass through a forested trail of rhododendron and juniper trees as you trek. Tengboche monastery is a significant monastery in the Khumbu region. After arriving at Tengboche, you can observe various snow-capped mountains from a viewpoint. We will participate in evening prayers in Tengboche monastery and rest overnight at a tea house or lodge.
Day 5
Trek to Dingboche (4390m)
Dingboche Altitude: 4390m Walk duration: 6-7 hrs Overnight: Dingboche We will wake up with the spiritual sounds of the Tengboche monastery early in the morning. We will then continue our trek to Dingboche from Tengboche after breakfast. The air pressure becomes thinner as the trail moves high up along these trails. There are various other challenges, including altitude sickness. Therefore, you should take care while trekking in these high-altitude conditions. It takes around 4-5 hours to arrive at Dingboche. We continue our trek to the ultimate destination of Everest base camp, passing through the Imja valley. We will then take a gradual climb to Pangboche village, observing the majestic mountain vista of the region. This trail then leads you to various courses with many Buddhist landmarks, including chortens, main walls, prayer flags, and others. We will stopover to have lunch along these trails from where you can observe incredible views of Mt. Ama Dablam. The eastward course will then take you through various remote and rugged landscapes of the Imja Valley. The moderate trail will then pass further through the valley before arriving at the Lobuche River. Then you will take a steep uphill climb to reach Dingboche. The incredible beauty of the village will enchant you along these trails.
Day 6
Trek to Chhukung (4730m)
Chhukung Altitude: 4730m Walk duration: 3-4 hrs Overnight: Chhukung We will continue our journey on this Everest three-high passes trek from Dingboche to Chhukung. We will leave the stone-walled fields of Dingboche. Then we will continue our trail through the alpine landscape, passing through the Imja valley trails. After trekking for around 1 hour through moraine walls, the trails get pretty straightforward. The trekkers will get to observe majestic views of the beautiful Island Peak. These trails lead you to Chhukung, which is also the starting point for climbers making their way to the summit of Island Peak. You can also climb the trekking peak of Chukung Ri. You can observe majestic vista from the summit peak, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and others. We will trek for a few hours to arrive at Chhukung (4760m), where you can observe the up-close view of mountains. We can explore around the area at Chukung and then rest overnight at teahouses.
Day 7
Cross the Kongmala Pass (5535m) to Lobuche (4925m)
Kongma La Pass Altitude: 4730m Walk duration: 7 to 8 hrs Overnight: Lobuche The trail today takes you to high mountain passes of the Everest region. Moreover, this adventurous trail is full of rugged terrains and harsh landscapes. You will have your breakfast and continue your trek to Lobuche, passing through Kongma La Pass. You will cross the river and then take an uphill climb along the trails. Trekkers need to walk with caution as this is a landslide-prone area. The courses then get steeper until you arrive at a green hill. Then you will walk along short trails before finally making a steep ridge climb to the lake. You will finally arrive at Kongma La Pass after taking another steep climb from the lake. This outstanding view of Lobuche will enthrall all trekkers in this region. We will finally make a challenging descent till we arrive at the Kongma la pass bottom. You arrive at Lobuche after a final climb through the Khumbu Glacier.
Day 8
Trek to Ghorekshep (5180m)-EBC (5360m) -Ghorekshep
Everest Base Camp altitude: 5360m Walk duration: 7 to 8 hours Overnight: Gorakshep The trail then finally takes you to Everest base camp for the ultimate destination of this trek. We will head towards Gorakshep, a beautiful natural sand bed that once was an original base camp. First expeditioners traversed it to Mount Everest through this path. The trail then passes through the Khumbu glacier's lateral moraine. You can observe the pyramid signpost and then pass through it. We will then do steep climbs observing inspiring Himalayan vista before arriving at Gorak Shep. Trekkers should remain careful of altitude sickness as you will reach the highest point of this trek on this day. After arriving at Gorakshep, you will keep your luggage in a teahouse before heading towards Everest base camp. After passing through up and down trails, you will finally arrive at your destination of Everest Base Camp. The base camp of Mount Everest provides a beautiful scenario with climbers setting up their colorful tents. You can observe this, especially if you decide to trek in peak season in March to May. You can also observe walls of tall towering mountains above 8000m in EBC. After exploring for some time and taking memorable pictures, you will head back to Gorak Shep. You will retrace the same steps that you took earlier and stay overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 9
Trek to Kalapathar for sunrise and trek to Dzonghla (4830m)
Kalapathar altitude: 5643m Walk Duration: 7 to 8 hours Overnight: Dzongla You will wake up early in the morning to take a hike to Kala Patthar. This Kalapathar viewpoint is generally known for its incredible view of Mount Everest. It is also famous for and awe-inspiring views of golden sunrise overlooking an entire Everest Mahalangur range. You will get to observe Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other snow-capped mountains from this viewpoint. After exploring and taking incredible pictures of the region, including Mount Everest, we will retrace our steps back to Gorak Shep. After breakfast in Gorak Shep, we will then continue our journey to Dzongla. We will continue our journey along these same trails till we arrive at Lobuche. The courses then lead you to the Lobuche Khola, from where you will trek to Dzongla. You will stay in the teahouse and prepare for crossing another high-altitude mountain pass the next day.
Day 10
Cross Chola pass (5420m) and trek down to Dragnag (4700m)
Cho La Pass altitude: 5420m Walk Duration: 6 to 7 hours Overnight: Dragnak You will start your trek to another high-altitude mountain pass on this day. This trek leads you to Dragnak via Cho La Pass. You will start your journey early and in the morning, passing through steep and narrow trails. Trekkers will pass through substantial rocky boulders along the left side of the main glacier. Then we will follow the snowfield trails to arrive at Cho La pass. This mountain pass provides you with awe-inspiring views of Ama Dablam and Baruntse. You should remain careful along these trails as there are many crevasses in these snowfields. After exploring and clicking pictures, you will take the narrow course to arrive at the beautiful Nyamagwa valley. After having lunch, we will cross rocky boulders and take a slight uphill climb to a small saddle. After trekking for some time, we will finally descend downhill to arrive at Dragnak or Thangnak. We will rest overnight at the teahouse.
Day 11
Trek to Gokyo and visit to fifth lake and back to Gokyo (4790m)
Gokyo altitude: 4760m Walk Duration: 5 to 6 hours Overnight: Gokyo This short and adventurous trek will take you to Gokyo from Thagnak. We will first visit Ngozumpa Glacier, passing through the boulder and the glacial lakes. The astounding views of Cho Oyu and Tibetan mountains are the highlight of his trek. You will finally arrive at the second lake of Gokyo after trekking for a few hours. It takes anywhere between 45-50 minutes to arrive at Gokyo. You can explore the area and visit the fifth lake, Gokyo lake. Finally, after exploring and taking pictures, we will return and spend the night at the Gokyo teahouse.
Day 12
Cross Renjo pass (5360m) down to Lungden (4370m)
Renjo La Pass altitude: 5360m Walk Duration: 7 to 8 hours Overnight: Lungden The trail takes you through various remote and rugged terrains of the Everest region. The trails pass through the northern region of Gokyo lake. You climb the scree slope and then arrive at highland pasture. The majestic views of Gokyo and neighboring views of the region will overwhelm you. Optional: Before heading towards the Renjo La Pass, we can hike to Gokyo Ri for a stunning sunrise. The view of the mountains during the sunrise is breathtaking, it will be one of your great memories during the trip. The trail also passes through various screens and boulders before reaching Renjo La Pass. There are many Buddhist religious prayer flags, mani walls, chortens, and others in the region. Nangpa Valley, Everest, and Makalu look incredible from this viewpoint. You will then descend along these trails and walk through loose rocks and scree. You will trek to the glacial lake. From here, as the valley opens up, you will continue to descend open pastures before arriving at Lungden. This region has farming and cattle farming. Moreover, you can observe local people busy in their lifestyle. You will rest overnight at a teahouse in Lungden.
Day 13
Trek to Thame village (3820m) and visit Thame monastery
Thame altitude: 3820m Walk Duration: 4-5 hours Overnight: Thame The trail on this day passes through remote terrains to arrive at Thame from Lungden. The relatively easy trails descend to Bhote Koshi. We will then descend to Napa Valley, passing through various settlements. After trekking at Marlung, where we will stop to have our lunch. Following the descending trail, we will continue our journey to Taranga before arriving at Thame. This village is also known as the Tenzing Norgay Sherpa's birthplace. Thame also includes a beautiful ancient monastery that dates back to medieval times. The local people also celebrate the Mani Rimdo festival every year. You can observe this festival with locals if you arrive during the festival period.
Day 14
Trek down to Namche (3445m).
Namche altitude: 3445m Walk Duration: 4-5 hours Overnight: Namche The trails of this trek are pretty short and straightforward compared to other courses in her region. This trial will take you to Namche Bazaar from Thame. We visit the ancient monastery, where you can observe religious prayers early in the morning. We will continue descending the trails. We will drop the forested trails of rhododendron and pines. The trail then leads you alongside the rivers to arrive at Namche Bazaar. You can explore around Namche bazaar and rest in the evening at a local guest house or lodge.
Day 15
Trek down to Lukla (2830m).
Lukla altitude: 2830m Walk Duration: 4-5 hours Overnight: Lukla This is the last day of your trek in the Everest Region. You will start your trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla on this day. We will cross suspension bridges and take various up and down trails before arriving at Lukla. You can explore around after arriving and stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 16
Fly back to Kathmandu.
Lukla altitude: 2860m Flight Duration: 35-40 minutes Overnight: Kathmandu We will wake up early and take a scenic early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. We can observe various mountain peaks of the region for the last time through this mountain flight. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. You can explore the old city or rest in your hotel. You will celebrate the completion of Everest Three Passes Trek in the evening.

Day 19: Departure

Our journey comes to an end as you can board a flight to your desired destination. Our staff representative will take you to the hotel and drop you at the Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu.

What is Included

  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trek.
  • Fresh fruits every night after dinner.
  • Trekking lodge(Tea house)accommodations during the trek.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Flight Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu with airport pickup, drop and domestic airport tax.
  • English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment including his meals,accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket, duffel and walking pole (if you don’t have your own, to be return after trip completed).
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and Cap.
  • Government taxes, service charge and official expenses.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.

What is Excluded

  • Airport pick up and drop for international flight.
  • Hotel and Meals whilst in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee $50 USD for 30 days visa on arrival.
  • International airfare.
  • Travel and medical insurance (recommended).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks.
  • All desserts and sweet things like,chocolate, cake, pie and pudding. ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses).
  • Hot shower and battery charging during the trekking.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight.

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What is the maximum point of the Everest Three High Passes Trek?

The maximum point of Everest Three High pass Trek is Kalapathar at 5643 meters. Besides that, the Everest base camp and three passes are above 5000 meters.

Is the Everest Three High Passes trek challenging?

The Everest 3 Passes Trek is relatively challenging than the regular Everest Three High Passes Trek. The rough and steep trails can get complicated, especially for first-time trekkers. You should prepare well for this trip as there are uncertain weather conditions in these high altitudes.

What is the duration of Everest Three High Passes Trek?

This Everest Three Passes Trek itinerary is 16 days long but you can customize the itinerary as per your free days and willingness to spend the time on Mountains.

How are the Everest Three High Passes trek routes?

The Everest Three High Pass Trek routes are off-beat with some steep climbs. This makes the trail challenging but not impossible. With proper preparation, guidance, and trekking equipment, you can complete this trek with ease.

How to tackle altitude sickness in these trails?

Altitude sickness is quite common in high-altitude regions due to the changing altitude. Therefore, proper acclimatization and rest are essential to tackle altitude sickness along these trails. Besides that, you should also remain hydrated along these trails. You should avoid smoking and drinking alcoholic products to prevent altitude sickness. The "Diamox" tablets also help you to tackle symptoms of altitude sickness along these trails.

How to prepare for the Everest Three High Passes trek?

The Everest Three High Pass trek requires proper fitness and stamina. Hence, you should perform some physical exercises, cardiovascular exercises, and others to remain fit for the trek. You should also keep yourself positive, as mental fitness is essential to complete this high-altitude trek.

What are the trekking permits for the Everest Three High Passes trek?

The Everest Three High Pass trek Permits are the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit.

What kind of accommodation is on this trek?

The accommodation facilities in this Everest Three High Passes Trek are in teahouses. The room includes twin beds, a mattress, a pillow, and a warm blanket. You can get hot showers and electronic charging at some lower region teahouses if you pay extra.

What kind of food is on this trek?

You will get served traditional Nepali Dal Bhat along with these teahouses for lunch and dinner. You can get eggs, bread, and hot beverages like tea, coffee, garlic soup, and others in the tea houses.

When is the ideal time for Everest Three High Passes Trek?

Spring and Autumn are ideal for the Everest Three High Passes trek as they provide stable weather conditions and moderate temperature. This Spring season starts from March and lasts till May, whereas the Autumn season starts from September and lasts till November. You will get clear blue skies in this season and majestic views of snow-capped mountains. You can trek without the hassle of any unpredictable weather conditions.

What are the trekking gear and equipment required for the trek?

For the Everest Three High Passes trek, you will require trekking boots and trekking clothes. You can also rent this trekking equipment if you do not wish to buy it. You should carry your sleeping bags as blankets in these teahouses are not enough in frigid climates.

What are the starting points and endpoints of this trek?

The starting point of this trek is Lukla, from where we will trek to Phakding. Moreover, the ending point of this trek is Lukla as well.

How much does Everest Three High Passes trek cost?

The Everest Three High pass trek cost around $1700. The cost of food, accommodation, and domestic transportation gets included in these costs.

Is Everest Three High Passes Trek possible solo?

The Everest Three High Passes is not recommended to trek solo. It is a challenging high-altitude trek with many ups and downs in rugged and remote terrains. Therefore, you should only trek with a licensed trek guide.

Are guides and porters essential for this trek?

Guides and porters are essential for this Everest three-high passes trek. They will help you navigate these trails. They will provide you with cultural exploration opportunities by providing local insights and translation of local languages. Porters carry your heavy luggage along these trails so that you can trek without any hassle.

Is travel insurance essential for this Everest three-high passes trek?

Yes, travel insurance is a must when it comes to high-altitude Everest region treks. This high-altitude trek is quite challenging and full of various risks. Hence, you need to get proper travel insurance to cover all these, including medical injuries, altitude sickness, accidents, property loss, thefts, and others.

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Best Season for Everest Three High Passes Trek

This high-altitude trek in the Everest region is ideal in peak seasons. Autumn (September-November) and Spring (March-May) are two peak seasons for trekking. There are stable weather conditions throughout these seasons. They come with moderate temperatures and climate, making for perfect trekking conditions.

Weather in Spring

Spring is ideal for trekking and other adventures in the region. This season brings stable weather and less rainfall. Moreover, there are moderate temperatures in the daytime. A serene trekking environment makes this trek quite favorable in Spring. Trekkers will get to hike in a peaceful environment. There are no such challenges of heavy rainfall, snowfall, avalanches, landslides, etc.

Weather in Autumn

Autumn is another beautiful time for trekking in the Everest region. There is less precipitation and other challenges like floods and landslides in the area. There is stable weather throughout, with daytime temperatures ideal for trekking and traveling. Besides, it is also a festive time and hence also the perfect time for cultural exploration. There is an incredible atmosphere with locals busy in their festivities.

Offseason treks

The off-season treks in winters and monsoons are pretty challenging. The weather remains quite unpredictable, with heavy rainfalls and snowfall. There are extreme cold conditions in winters with heavy snowfall. High precipitation with floods, landslides, and avalanches are typical in the monsoons.

Hence, you should choose the peak seasons of Spring and Autumn for a safe and comfortable trekking experience. However, if you want to take off-season treks, you should prepare and pack well.

Everest Three High Pass Trek Difficulties

This Everest Three High Passes trek passes through remote and rugged trails that move up and down a lot. These challenging terrains in the diverse Himalayan landscapes take you through high-altitude mountain passes.

Altitude sickness is a significant problem in these trails. Hence, acclimatization is necessary while trekking in these high-altitude terrains. Moreover, proper rest and regular hydration are essential as well. Diamox tablets will help you tackle altitude sickness symptoms.

Moreover, the steep and harsh terrains can get quite strenuous even for highly experienced trekkers. Trekkers must have proper strength, stamina, and endurance to complete this trek with ease. Accommodation facilities in teahouses and lodges are pretty basic. Hence, you need to compromise along these trails in these aspects.

Food ingredients must get transported through porters or yaks high up in these trails. Hence, there is a limited variety, and they cost you more as you move up. Besides that, you will also need to face unexpected challenges of unpredictable weather, including heavy rainfall, snowfall, landslides, and others. With packing, preparation, and training, you can complete this trek with ease.

Why Take Everest Three High Passes Trek?

Spectacular view of Himalayan vista

This incredible trek in the Everest region provides you with majestic views of snow-capped mountains. Some of the mountains you can observe are Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), Khumbutse (6636m), Lingtren (6749m), Pumori (7161m), etc.

Besides, you can also observe other natural landmarks of this region. There are green hills, mountain valleys, serene waterfalls, icy glaciers, and lakes as well. Hence, these incredible views of the Himalayan vista are a highlight of this trek.

Exploration of local culture

Cultural exploration is another excellent aspect of this trek. These trails pass through various Buddhist monasteries, mani walls, chortens, gompas, and other settlements. These cultural landmarks of this region make this trek stand out among others.

Besides, you can also experience a festive atmosphere, especially if you travel in the Autumn season. Locals will also get the best views of ancient trails with Sherpa settlements. You can interact with locals and learn about their rural traditions and lifestyle. This incredible culture and heritage make this trek quite appealing among travelers.

Wildlife exploration

Trekkers can also explore flora and fauna of these Everest regions. Moreover, there is various rare and endangered wildlife in these regions. These include Himalayan Tahr, red panda, snow leopard, danfe, munal, etc. You will traverse through forested trails with green vegetation and herbs all around. There are beautiful trails that will provide you with a spectacular trekking adventure.

Safe travel

We have a highly experienced team who will conduct this trek in the Everest region. A safe journey with proper logistics makes this trek quite popular among trekkers. There are safety protocols in place that provide you services in case of an emergency. First aid for medical emergencies and proper evacuation is available as well. Hence, this incredible Everest Three High Passes Trek is ideal for you.

Food and Accommodation in the Trek

The food and accommodation is another aspect that you must consider before taking on this high-altitude trek. You will stay in these tea houses and lodges along these trails. These tea houses are ideal places to stay along trails as they will provide you with warmth and safety.

Moreover, they provide you with a warm meal during your stay. There are various facilities in these teahouses, including twin beds, a pillow, a mattress, and a warm blanket. Besides that, there are squat-style toilets generally located outside of these outsides. There are various facilities like WiFi, hot water, electronic charging, and others at an added cost.

"Dal Bhat" is a staple dish that gets served along with these teahouses twice a day for lunch and dinner. This includes rice, dal, lentils, vegetables, pickles, meat, and others. You will get served various items like bread, eggs, and porridge for breakfast in these teahouses. Hot beverages, including tea, garlic soup, coffee, noodle soup, are pretty standard in the region.

Moreover, some tea houses have other cuisine and food items varieties, especially in lower regions. This includes momo, noodles, chowmein, thukpa, and others. Besides that, you can also carry various snacks, including protein bars, chocolate bars, dry fruits, and others.

Things to Consider for Everest Three High Passes trekking

Trekking Guide

Trekking guides will help you with various aspects of your Everest Three High Passes adventure. These trails of this trek pass through rugged terrain. Hence, there are high chances of trekkers getting lost, and another injured along these trails. Hence, professional trekking guide assistance is ideal for these treks. Navigating along these trails gets more accessible with a licensed professional guide on your side.

These professional guides will also take you on a cultural exploration around the region. They will help you interact with locals by translation and provide local insights around the area. Besides that, porters will carry your heavy luggage so that you can trek without any hassle along these trails.

Acute mountain sickness

Altitude sickness is quite common in the Everest high altitude region. In these high-altitude terrains, you will get lower oxygen levels and air pressure. Hence, you should acclimatize well to tackle this acute mountain sickness. Regular hydration is also required as lack of proper water intake is a primary cause of altitude sickness.

The altitude sickness can get quite severe and even fatal if not taken seriously. High-altitude conditions, therefore, require proper consideration in all aspects. You should also avoid alcoholic beverages along these trails as it can lead to altitude sickness. Besides that, professional guides will help you set up acclimatization points to explore the region with ease.

Trek Permits

Trek permits are also essential for this high-altitude trek in the region. Trekkers will pass through Sagarmatha national parks and conservation areas during the trek. Therefore, you should get these Pasang Lhamu rural municipality permits and Sagarmatha National Park during this trek. Trekkers can obtain this permit at the Nepal tourism board's office in Kathmandu.

Fitness and stamina

A basic fitness and stamina level is essential when it comes to high-altitude trekking. Therefore, you should train well with proper physical exercises. This includes strength and endurance training and cardiovascular exercises that include aerobic and flexibility exercises.

Besides that, you should also have mental preparation and maintain a positive attitude during these trials. You can perform practice hikes along these regions and other activities, including cycling, jogging, swimming, and others. You can also perform exercises with weights.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is essential for this Everest three high pass trek. Travel insurance coverage includes various headings like accidents, medical injuries, loss, theft of property, and others. Moreover, helicopter evacuation in these high-altitude trails would cost around $4000 to $5000. Therefore, proper travel insurance is essential for this Everest three-high passes trek.

Everest Three High Passes Trekking Permits.

Trekking permits are essential in all trekking destinations in Nepal, including this Everest Three high passes trek. Therefore, you should get these permits in advance before starting on this trek. These trekking permits include the Sagarmatha National Park permit and the Local area Pasang Lhamu Rural Area Permit.

Sagarmatha National Park permits cost NRs. 100 per person for Nepalese NRs. 1,500 per person for SAARC nationals, and NRs. 3,000 per person for foreign nationals. It is free for children below ten years.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permit costs USD 20 per person per week for the first four weeks. It then costs USD 25 per person per week after that. A TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) permit is not required for trekking in the Everest region.

Everest Three High Passes Trek Cost

This Everest Three High Passes trek cost includes meals, accommodation, trekking permits, and others. The accommodation facilities along the trail cost around US$3 - US$5 per night in these tea houses. Guides cost around US$ 20 to US$ 25 per day, whereas porter's cost around $15-$20 in the region.

The food costs are relatively high as they need to get transported along these Himalayan routes through porters and yaks. They will cost you around $15-$20 per day. These costs include salary, food, accommodation, and insurance for these trekking guides and porters.

However, if you trek with us, you don't have to worry about these logistics as they get included in the package. Overall, Everest Three High Passes Trek Cost is around $1700.

Training Routine for Everest Three High Pass trek

This Everest Three High Passes trekking requires proper training before you start on your trek. Adequate strength and endurance training are essential to building your stamina and fitness.

Therefore, you should start training for your trek at least a couple of months before this trek. The training routine should include physical exercise, cardiovascular exercises, and mental preparation.

Strength and endurance training

Physical exercises are essential to gain physical fitness along these trails. They help you build your strength and stamina. You can trek for a long duration with the help of these physical activities. Moreover, these exercises will increase your flexibility and decrease the risk of trekking in high-altitude terrains.

You will also gain muscles in the arms, shoulders, and legs if you train well. You can prepare well with a trainer and also use weights if required. Practice hikes are essential for this trek as well.

Cardiovascular exercises

The cardiovascular or aerobic exercises will help you remain flexible and complete these rugged treks with ease. The activities you can do include hiking, swimming, cycling, jogging, and others.

These aerobic activities will help you, especially in low oxygen conditions. Squats, push-ups, pull-ups are some forms of these activities. Overall, these exercises will help you complete your trekking on the high mountain passes with ease.

Mental exercises

Mental strength is an essential aspect of any trekking journey, especially in high-altitude conditions. Trekkers require a positive attitude to trek alongside some rugged terrains for a long duration. Hence, proper mental preparation will give you an overall idea of the Everest Three Passes trek itinerary, routes, and risk factors.

You can get the opinion of veteran trekkers, take practice hikes, and research on the internet. The self-motivation and motivation of guides will help you push through rugged terrains. Overall, you can complete these difficult terrains with the help of good mental preparation ahead of this trek.

Essential Tips for Everest Three High Passes trek

  • You can also rent these trekking gear from various shops in and around Thamel in Kathmandu
  • Wear warm clothes and carry proper trekking gear along this Himalayan trek.
  • Add extra days to your trip as unpredictable weather can lead to delays and cancellations.
  • Start your trekking journey early.
  • Carry water purification tablets and water bottles for hydration
  • Adequate acclimatization and regular hydration will lead you to success in this trek.
  • Carry sunscreens and sunblocks to tackle sunburns as harsh sun rays are reflecting from silver mountains.
  • Advance book all your meals and accommodations
  • Hire trekking guides to keep you safe and navigate along these trails
  • Get travel insurance coverage for a safe and convenient adventure.

Packing List - Everest Three High Passes Trek

Clothing

  • Trekking pants
  • Trekking boots
  • Trekking shirts
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Fleece jackets
  • Thermal wears
  • Woolen trekking socks
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Windproof jacket
  • Woolen gloves
  • Raincoat

First Aid

  • Water purifying tablets
  • Anti-nauseant medication
  • Rehydration salts
  • Insect repellent

Toiletries

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Sanitizer
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Toilet paper

Others

  • Phone
  • Power Banks
  • Solar Charges
  • Extra Batteries
  • Local SIM card
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Everest Three High Passes Trek Map
  • Camera

Important documents

  • Passport
  • Everest Three High Pass Trek Permits
  • Travel insurance

Final Say

Nepal is a beautiful Himalayan nation with incredible natural beauty. These foothills of the Himalayas provide you with an adventure of a lifetime. The Everest Three High passes trek in Nepal is an off-the-beaten adventure.

This trek is ideal in peak seasons of Spring and Autumn. Trekkers will get the best weather conditions with minimal precipitation in these seasons. The monsoon and Winter seasons are pretty challenging. But if you want some adventure, you can trek in these seasons too.

This trek is relatively difficult when compared to regular EBC trek. The trekkers need to have a basic level of fitness and stamina to complete this trek in the Everest region. Besides that, mental preparation and a positive attitude during these trials are a must. Everest Three High Pass Trek is ideal for all, but previous high altitude trekking experiences can come in handy.

Moreover, the incredible routes allow you to explore the natural terrains of the region. The unique trekking experience will enchant any traveler. Contact us at Nepal Eco Adventure for the Everest Three Passes Trek itinerary and book your trip now. Have a safe journey!

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  1. Everest Three High Passes Trek
    Amazing service and Kumar our guide was superb, proficient, smart, kind! Great company! Bring warmth clothing and be ready for Dhal Bat, lot of it!! Stay away from meat and fish once you start the trek!
  2. Everest Three High Passes Trek
    Did the Three High Passes trek in May 2017, organised by Nepal Eco Adventures. What an amazing experience, we had the time of our life! The owner of the company, Chattra, was very forthcoming and responded quick and adequately on our e-mails before we arrived in Nepal. After arriving he made sure everything went well, our pick-ups from and to the airport were well arranged and he stayed in contact with our guide during the trek. Also, when we had a few days left in Nepal after the trek, he arranged a trip to Chitwan for us very last minute. But most of all, we had a true blast with our guide Chandra. He is a highly experienced guide in the mountains and incredibly enthousiastic to share his knowledge about the nature, Nepali culture and religions with us. Full of energy, he made every single day during our trekking count. He was flexible in the itinerary and had a good feeling for our needs and wishes. He thought we would benefit from an extra acclimatisation day in the beginning and was confident we would make up for us later, which we did with ease. Also, he took us to various monastries and let us attend to buddhistic ceremonies, making the trip even more special. He made the experience of the Himalayas complete. Prem, our local, interim porter, did a great job as well, being very kind and helpfull. The trekking itself was really good, and because Chandra made sure we left early in the mornings (on the tough days around 4am) we had the best views during sunrise and it didn't feel as hard because it was so stunning. We highly recommend travelling with Nepal Eco Adventures and if Chandra is your guide you are lucky :)
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  • 16 Days Everest Three High Passes Trek
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  • March-June and September-December.
  • 5545m
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