Everest Three Pass Trek is one Of the high altitude adventurous and Challenging trekking trails in Khumbu district. The adventurous high pass trek offers a thrilling journey of a lifetime on the foothills of the Greatest mountain of Nepal. During your Everest High Pass Trek, you will venture through the major passes: Renjo La Pass (5340m), Chola La Pass (5240m) and KongMa La Pass (5210m), in between this you will encounter the remote settlements of Sherpa Culture and their sophisticated hospitality.
Everest Three Pass Trek is the off the beaten adventurous trek to the classic trail, which encompasses the world-famous Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri, and three High passes. The Everest Three pass trek begins with an exciting scenic flight to the cliff airstrip at Lukla and then your journey starts by following the legendary route to the Sagarmatha National Park passing through the massive Dudh Koshi River, and diverse topography. We will gradually follow the classic route via Phakding, Namche and towards Gokyo valley (5375m, Chola Pass, Kala Patthar, and Everest Base Camp. In between this Adventurous trek, you will explore the Sherpa district alongside you will get a chance to experience the Sherpa Culture, high altitude settlements, Stylish market town (Namche Bazaar) of Khumbu valley before ascending to the three highest passes.
You will enjoy this adventurous trek and it will be the best memories for by exploring Thame village the BirthPlace of Legendary Everest Summiter Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Everest Base Camp, world largest Khumbu Glacier, Centuries-old Monasteries, Buddhists culture, Remote Himalayas, Beautiful Vistas of highest Mountains, highest passes and many more. After the successful ascent to the three high passes, you will retrace the route back via the Namche, Lukla, Chukhung, and Tengboche.
This adventurous trek can be done by Novice trekkers also, it doesn’t need any previous trekking experience if you’re an adventure seeker and wants to trek through the less crowded trail in the Everest Region then it would be the best destination for you. Before starting this adventurous journey first prepare your mind and then maintain your basic fitness level by doing some cardio, yoga and a small hike to develop your stamina.
This trek can be done in the spring and autumn season, Summer/monsoon and winter is not the perfect time to do this trek. Join Sabbatical Explore Nepal to explore the adventurous journey in Nepal.
Best Time to do Everest Three Pass Trek
The best time to do the Everest Three Pass trek or any trekking routes in Nepal like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, Manaslu, is March to May the pre-monsoon season and late September to November the post-monsoon season. There is less chance of rainfalls and the colorful nature in this season is in full swing at this time.
The month of late November to February is the winter season in Nepal, this time the temperature will drop to freezing which means extreme cold at high altitude and impossible to cross the high passes.
The month of late June to early September is Summer and Monsoon season in Nepal, this time the potential flight delays out of Lukla due to the frequent rainfall. Trekking along the high humid and wet trail is not a good idea though.
During this offseason, the trail will be isolated and it will be impossible to pass the trek due to frequent rainfalls, high humid of monsoon and extreme cold of winter, if you really want to venture and want to dare with the challenging passes wisely prepare yourself with an extra layer of rain covers in Monsoon and for winter uplift some extra pairs of warm clothes and some climbing equipment.
The best of the best time to explore a glimpse of the Everest base camp trek is Spring and Autumn season.
Difficulty of Everest Three Pass Trek
Everest three pass trek is considered as the challenging and difficult trek in Nepal which means it is not as easy as Everest base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek. The entire trek is spread out into 16 days of trekking, a distance of 165 km long from Lukla via Gokyo valley to Lukla. Per day the average walk will be 4-9 hours.
The trail is well managed and it doesn’t require any technical mountaineering skills. But it demands the inner Patience and well setup mind to complete it successfully.
The elevation is the next factor to consider as this route will probably lead you higher than you have been before (highest altitude is 5545m) and it is unpredictable how your physical will react until you try the Everest Three PassTrek. Last year the 7-year-old kid made the world Guinness record by being the youngest trekker to the Everest Base Camp.
To do this adventurous and strenuous trek you don’t need to be super fit or already experienced just maintain a certain level of Physical Fitness as well as prepare your mind before doing this high altitude trek in Nepal. To develop stamina we recommend you do cardio, squats, hiking and running for months.
Accommodation and Meal during Everest Three Pass Trek
The Everest Region trail is marked with a local Teahouse and Lodge, where every trekker spends the night. There are varieties of Lodges like Budget to Luxury, we would like to recommend you to experience both luxury and local lodge/ teahouse during this adventurous journey because it is once in a lifetime journey, so why not to make it a Best memory. The normal Teahouse offers a room with 2 single beds and blankets, it’s better if you have your sleeping bag to keep you extra warm.
The food during the trek is very good but most of the time you will have carbs in your lunch and dinner (Dal Bhat TarCurry- Lentil Rice Curry) which is also very good during the strenuous trek. In every tea house, they have an extensive menu of Food and you can order as per your choice. The most amazing thing is don’t forget to try the bakery items of the Everest region.
Everest Three Pass Trek Packing Lists
The following are some of the essential types of equipment you might want to uplift if you want to turn Everest Three Pass Trek more of an easy Trek. Despite this, they are more or less combined by the following gear list.
- Fine grip Trekking boots
- Few pairs of Undergarments and socks
- Toiletries (Toilet roll, toothpaste, toothbrush, sanitizer, moisturizer, sunscreen, soap, shampoo, towel, etc)
- Head Lamp
- Sun hat or cap
- Trekking Pole
- Warm globes
- UV ray protect Sunglass
- Waterproof layers
- Thermal set
- Sleeping Bag
- First aid kit (mineral tablets, Diamox, Bangade, Blister tape,anti-allergy tablet, anti-vomiting pills and many)
- Water purifier
- Water Bottle
- Day pack (to carry a wallet, camera, and other personal items)
Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu (1345m)
Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Day 3: Ktm-Lukla 25 min flight and trek to Phakding (2610m-4 hours)
Day 4: Trek to Namche (3440m-6 hours)
Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar (4 hours hike)
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3860m-5 hours)
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4360m-5 hours)
Day 8: Trek to Chhukung (4740m-4 hours)
Day 9: Acclimatization day
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche via Kong Ma La (4950m-5210m-8 hours)
Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5180m-5364m-8 hours)
Day 12: Trek to Dzong La via Kala Patthar (4840m-5545m-5 hours)
Day 13: Trek to Thangnak via Chola Pass (4680m-5368m-8 hours)
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800-4 hours)
Day 15: Acclimatization day and the short hike to Gokyo Ri (5357-3 hours)
Day 16: Trek to Marlung by passing through Renjo La (5360-8 hours)
Day 17: Trek to Namche (3440m-7 hours)
Day 18: Trek to Lukla(2800m-7 hours)
Day 19: Lukla To Kathmandu Flight
Day 20: End of the Trip