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'Everest Three Passes Trek also known as Three High Passes Trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime experience of the Himalayas, taking you to seven fantastic locations over 5,000 meters. The Everest 3 Passes Trekking shall lead you to the lesser-known route to the Everest Base Camp, from where you'll enjoy a spectacular panorama of the peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, and several others.
Everest 3 Passes Trek is among the most difficult Everest area excursions. This is the perfect option for you if you want extra exhilarating and challenging hikes and want to do a trek besides Everest Base Camp Trekking. The three major passes are Renjo La Pass - 5360 meters, Cho La Pass - 5420 meters, and Kongma La Pass - 5535 meters. This package is a combination of breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, trails leading to rhododendron woodlands, streams, and hillsides, as well as the warm hospitality, traditions, customs, and lifestyle of the local Sherpas.
This is a lifetime experience that will take you deep into the Everest vicinity and across three of the steepest passes in the whole globe. This trek also leads you to the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar, the historic sanctuary at Tengboche, and the absolutely abundant wildlife of Sagarmatha Nature Reserve along with 'Ngozumba glacier' – the longest glacier in Nepal. You will also hike to Gokyo Ri Viewpoint for witnessing the incredible views of Gokyo Lake.
For adventurers throughout the world, trekking ranks highly on their checklists of activities to do. People also ascend Mount Everest to demonstrate their courage in the midst of challenges. Relive and recall the triumphant ascent of Mount Everest that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa made in 1953 with Hiking Bees' 20 Days Everest 3 Passes Trek.
When heading for a hike, one needs to be mindful of the season they decide to go. And what exactly time of year is ideal for Everest Three Passes Trekking? Hiking Bees advise you to reserve this excursion for the spring and autumn seasons.
Through splitting these seasons further, spring lasts from March to May. These are pleasant hiking months because of the milder weather. During this season, the flowers are in full bloom, and the pathway is lined with petals and leaves.
Autumn, which lasts from September to November, is the second-optimal season. These months are characterized by vibrant clouds and a refreshing atmosphere.
Normally, we advise avoiding hikes to Everest Three Passes in the summer. Although, Hiking Bees would be pleased to plan a suitable Himalayan trip to Everest Three High Passes if your timetable for visiting Nepal is scheduled during the summer.
The Everest Three Passes Trekking, is the most popular and demanding hiking destination based on the unexplored trekking trails as well as feedback from hikers. Experienced trekkers won't struggle on this walk, but newcomers may encounter some challenges. As this is a high altitude trek i.e. up to 5500m with unpaved roads, normal people can have difficulties in breaking and walking.
However, there is always a workaround. Beginners may get ready for this hike by adding these practices to their daily routine: Regular routine walking, Remaining hydrated, Meditation and Yoga, Remaining hydrated, Nutritional diets, Jogging, Going to Gym, and so on.
You should plan your trip with warm clothes and comfortable boots for a pleasant hike along with raincoats or umbrellas as the weather of the Himalayan region is mostly drizzly. When in the journey, we are here to ease your hike with the availability of guides, who will give you directions and porters, who will carry your luggage and oxygen cylinders.
So if you are an enthusiast and an adventure-loving person, now is the chance to explore the Everest Three Passes Trek – 20 days with Hiking Bees.
To undertake the Everest 3 High Passes Trek, you should have a good level of physical fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months before the trek. Some of the suggested preparations include:
Physical Preparation: Everest 3 High Passes Trek is a physically demanding trek that requires a good level of fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months in advance. Some of the physical preparation you can do include:
Mental preparation: Mental preparation is equally important for as physical preparation. You should be mentally prepared for the challenges of the trek and be positive and determined throughout the journey.
Everest 3 Passes Trekking is a challenging and exhilarating adventure that takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in the Everest region. Hiking Bees offers this incredible trekking experience for avid hikers and nature enthusiasts.
The Everest 3 Passes Trekking route covers three high mountain passes: Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Renjo La Pass (5,340m). This trek is a true test of physical fitness, endurance, and determination, as it involves long hours of hiking at high altitudes.
Hiking Bees ensures that every aspect of the trek is well-organized and professionally guided. Their experienced and knowledgeable guides will lead you through the rugged terrain, ensuring your safety and providing valuable insights about the local culture, traditions, and natural wonders.
The trek begins in Lukla, a gateway to the Everest region, and takes you through picturesque Sherpa villages, dense forests, pristine glacial lakes, and awe-inspiring valleys. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to witness breathtaking views of Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,485m), and other prominent peaks in the region.
The accommodations during the Everest Three Passes Trekking are in teahouses and lodges, offering a comfortable and cozy resting place after a challenging day of hiking. The team at Hiking Bees ensures that you have a pleasant and comfortable stay, with hearty meals to replenish your energy.
It is important to note that the Everest Three Passes Trekking requires prior trekking experience and a good level of fitness. The high altitude and rugged terrain demand physical stamina and mental resilience. Therefore, it is advisable to undergo thorough physical training and acclimatization prior to the trek.
Hiking Bees provides comprehensive support throughout the trek, including necessary permits, logistics, and safety measures. They prioritize your well-being and ensure that you have a memorable and rewarding experience while trekking through the Three Passes.
The Everest Three Passes Trekking, making it an ideal destination for trekkers seeking a memorable experience. With a well-planned itinerary spanning 20 days. However, if you're looking for alternative options, we recommend the 16-day Everest with Gokyo Lake Trek, the 19-day Everest Basecamp Trek with Island Peak Climbing, or the 19-day Everest Basecamp Trek with Lobuche Peak Climbing.
At Hiking Bees, we strive to provide exceptional services at reasonable prices, ensuring that you can explore your desired destinations without breaking the bank. We understand the value of capturing precious moments, and our team is dedicated to creating a memorable vacation for you. You can plan your upcoming travel with us today and embark on an unforgettable journey with Hiking Bees.
Day 1 : Landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
At the Kathmandu airport's arrival zone, a staff from our service will be waiting for you with your nameplate. Once you arrive, the staff will greet you and take you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. A description of our arrangements will be provided to you by the hotel when you check in.
Day 2 : Flight from (Kathmandu or Ramechhap) to Lukla and hike to Phakding (2,800m/9,187feet)
After a leisurely breakfast at a hotel in Kathmandu, our trip officially begins. We'll be driven to Tribhuvan International Airport where we'll take a short flight to the alpine town of Lukla, with beautiful Himalayan views from the airplane's window. Following our landing, we will join our trekking group and get started on the Everest Three High Passes Trek. After approximately four hours of trekking, we will arrive at the little settlement of Phakding, which is our destination for the day. We will explore the neighborhood monasteries or take in the serenity of the Dudh Koshi River after we reach there. Then, we'll be spending the night at a homestay in Phakding.
Day 3 : Hike from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438 meters/11,280 feet)
We'll get up early today and eat a hearty breakfast at our guesthouse. We begin our second day of the Everest Three High Passes Trek by hiking through a lush paradise of shady forests and hidden cascades. We'll go through the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River and capture our first decent view of some of the tallest peaks in the Himalayan region, including Thamserku, which is covered in snowfall (6,608 meters). Then, our route enters Sagarmatha National Park, a huge region rich in scenic beauty. Following lunch, we'll traverse yet another set of footbridges before catching a glimpse of Mount Everest. From here, Namche Bazaar, a bustling town, is only a short distance away. For lodging tonight, we'll choose the finest hiking lodge that's obtainable.
Day 4 : Refreshment Day at Namche Bazaar (3,438 meters/11,280 feet)
We don't carry on with our journey today and stop by to sightsee the beautiful landscape of Namche Bazaar. We are resting here to adjust to the increasing elevation as we are currently at a steep altitude and are further traveling to a higher altitude location. You may take a little trek to admire the views from Syangboche Airport or you can take a tour of the 'Sherpa Culture Museum'. Additionally, you can visit the bakeries, which ought to be applauded for making delectable pastries at such high elevations. We make our way back to Namche Bazaar at dusk to spend the night at the same guesthouse.
Day 5 : Hike from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870 meters/12,697 feet)
After a hearty breakfast to enhance our strength, we will shoulder our bags and go towards the slender mountaintop above Namche Bazaar. Here, you may see a distinctive stupa honoring Tenzing Norgay and his trip to the summit of Mount Everest alongside Edmund Hillary. You'll be able to see some of the unexposed but spectacular Himalayan peaks, like Thamserku, Kangtega, and the triple summits of Kusum Kanguru. To get to Tengboche, we'll gradually start ascending through lush rhododendron jungles as we take in the breathtaking surroundings along the Dudh Koshi River. We'll check in at a nearby guesthouse when we get to Tengboche. After that, we visit Tengboche Monastery, the most illustrious and renowned Buddhist temple in Khumbu.
Day 6 : Hike from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 meters/14,305 feet)
Pangboche, Somare, and Dingboche are three of the settlements we pass by on our sixth day of the Everest Three Passes Trek. Huge snowy peaks like Lhotse and Ama Dablam overshadow the skyline as we travel through a beautiful rhododendron woodland and over a long footbridge over the Imja Khola River, which is shimmering with brilliance. We'll also notice a lot of mani stones set by the trailside as we get closer to Dingboche. You should always bypass these boulders from your right side since they are carved with Buddhist chants. Finally, before reaching Dingboche, we'll go past a vast area of lush greenery where barley and potatoes are farmed. Here, we'll choose a guesthouse where we may stay for the following two nights.
Day 7 : Hike from Dingboche to Chukung (4,730 meters/15,518 feet)
We start the trek to Chukkung by making a gradual hike to the northeast of Dingboche. Due to Chukkung's elevated height, you will notice an altitude rise after departing Dingboche. Wonderful views of Island Peak and Lhotse valley may be seen from the hike. Gigantic peaks, flowing glaciers, and iceberg moraines are all around you while you pass beneath. On this barren yet lovely region, a few lodges are dispersed. During the ascending seasons, Chukkung, which is located underneath the Island Peak Trail Head, is typically crowded with trekkers making an effort to conquer Island Peak. The most pictured peak in Nepal, Amadablam (6856 m), can also be seen from here in all its splendor. We will head to a guesthouse and relax there.
Day 8 : Day 8 – Refreshment Day at Chukung (4,730 meters/15,518 feet)
Prior to leaving for 3 passes, we have yet another leisure day in Chukung. The view of Island Peak - 6189 meters, which is visible from Chhukung is breath-takin We utilize this acclimatization day to climb the Island Peak campsite - 4970 meters across the Lhotse glacier, crossing the frothy Imja Lake. Towards the north, the vast south face of Lhotse rises, whereas, to the south, the enormous curved ice blocks of Amphu Lapcha, a 5845-meter pass dominate the skyline. An interesting perspective of this scenic mountain is offered by Ama Dablam's eastern slope, which is to the southwest.
Day 9 : Hike to Lobuche (4,910 meters/16,109 feet) via Kongma-La Pass (5,535 meters/18,159 ft)
The journey today is among the most difficult ones; it begins as we ascend over a ridge that has been expanded to west of Dzongla. The route descends steeply to a valley through which flows a frozen spring. After an hour, we climb to the basin's summit, getting prepared for the step on ChoLa. The rear vista is more mesmerizing the higher we go. As Cholatse emerges in the west, the Cho La Lake is visible, and the Ama Dablam, symbolized as a pyramid, moves above a group of peaks to the south. The slope is difficult to climb as it is steep, but becomes a further complicated climb because of big boulders, for we will need to struggle over. Due to the trail's sweeping turns, the last ascent to the ChoLa could be a bit troublesome. As we near the summit, we notice praying flags strung over cairns that are fluttering in the gusty wind. It's delusional to see such a vast wilderness of magnificent mountains. When traveling past Thangzak, be careful if the rocks are covered with ice. After a long a tiring hike, we reach Thangnak, a small remote county where we will be spending our night at a guesthouse.
Day 10 : Hike from Lobuche to EBC (5,364 meters/17,599 feet) and back to Gorak Shep (5,185 meters/17,010 feet
You will have a memorable day since you will finally arrive at the Everest Base Camp. But the ascent will begin at Lobuche and rise substantially as we get closer to Gorak Shep. Gorak Shep has to be one of the most stirring names in the entire Khumbu, together with Namche Bazaar. Before reaching Gorak Shep in the morning, we will climb across a rocky glacier. We'll take a little lunch break here before continuing on to EBC. With the breezes of the world's tallest peak speeding past our ears as we climb the rocky road, you'll undoubtedly have a bounce in your heart. You'll have a plethora of leisure to see the expansive Everest Himalayan landscape once we reach the base camp. The vast walls of the Lhotse, Western Cwm, Nuptse, and the Khumbu Icefall are seen. We'll hike back to Gorak Shep, later on, to celebrate with supper and spend the night at a hotel.
Day 11 : Hike to Kala Patthar and hike from Gorak Shep to Lobuche (5,545 meter/18,193 feet)
Today's task is to climb Kala Patthar, a 360-degree viewpoint for Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Thamserku, and additional renowned summits and Khumbu glacier. Even more impressive views of Everest are visible from this viewpoint than yesterday's! After that, we'll make our way down to Gorak Shep for a relaxing brunch before starting the long journey back to Lobuche. This will be a nice and familiar path that will take us to another guesthouse for hot supper and pleasant sleep.
Day 12 : Hike from Lobuche to Dzongla (4,855 meters/15,930 feet)
Relative to the other days, today's walk will be shorter. The route will take us to Dzonglha, which diverges from the main route a little distance from Lobuche. The route continues over the riverbank and follows the slope towards the front after we bridge a spring and then turn around to encounter the broad, rugged riverside. We can see the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam and Kangtega-Thamserku from the grassy plateau ahead, and Tawache looms impressively to the front. Also visible near the bottom of the valley is the Pheriche settlement. The enormous Cho La Lake extends under Mt. Cholatse as the peak turns to the north. The path ascends and then rapidly declines to another massive basin. We arrive at Dzonglha after a half-hour of hiking after crossing an unstable bridge. We'll be spending the night at Dzonglha.
Day 13 : Cross Cho-La Pass (5420 meters/17,783 feet) and hike to Thagnak (4,680 meters/15,584 feet)
After a hearty breakfast to enhance our strength, we will shoulder our bags and head to today's destination – Cho La Pass (5420 meters/17,783 feet). We will get to the summit of icy Cho La high pass after a handful of hours of hiking across steep routes and glacial rocky outcrops and will be rewarded with stunning glimpses of Cho La Lake and Mt. Cholatse (6,440m). As we approach the summit, we notice praying flags strung over cairns that are swaying in the gusty wind. It's delusional to see such a vast landscape of magnificent peaks. After heading to the slick and slippery downhill with continuous walking for a few hours, we reach Thagnak where we will be enjoying the rest of our day and night in a guesthouse.
Day 14 : Hike from Thagnak to Gokyo (4,790 meters/ 15,715 feet)
Deviating from Thagnak hamlet, we explore some beautiful mountain vistas on our way to Gokyo. After a brief trek, the trail gets us to the brink of Nepal's lengthiest glacier, Ngozumpa. We can see the second lake of the five Gokyo Lakes, named as Taboche Tsho, when we reach the opposite edge of the glacier. The Gokyo Village is located on the shore of this lake, and it serves as our ultimate resting place for the day.
Day 15 : Refreshment day at Gokyo and ascend to Gokyo Ri Viewpoint (5,400 meters/17,814 feet)
We get up early in the morning, have our breakfast, and buckle ourselves up for a steep ascend to Gokyo Ri. After an hour of climbing, we can see a hilltop, referred to as the renowned Gokyo Ri Viewpoint, in the center of the Gokyo Settlement. Four of the six tallest peaks in the world i.e. Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Makalu (8,485 meters), and Cho Oyu (8,188 meters) can be seen from there. We'll furthermore travel to the remaining Gokyo lakes. After having lunch in Gokyo Ri, we resume our journey back to Gokyo and return to the same guesthouse we stayed at.
Day 16 : Hike to Marlung (4,210 meters/13,810 feet) via Renjo-La Pass (5,360meters/17,585 feet)
The traversing of Renjo La Pass is an adventurous yet struggling journey. Though it appears relatively small as viewed from Gokyo, the trek may be rather exhausting as you walk down the route. After reaching Renjo La Pass - 5360 meters, we must march early in order to go to Marlung (4,210 meters). The trail rises gently along the edge of Gokyo Ri before twisting precariously around a point of grayish gravel road above the lake's northwestern side. We leave the main track early from Gokyo and head to the Renjo La route by Dudh Pokhari. After traveling for nearly 3 hours, we arrive at the Renjo La, where an amazing view awaits.
Day 17 : Hike from Marlung to Namche Bazaar (3,438 meters/11,280 feet)
As we return to Namche Bazaar in the morning, we commence with a mild slope amid rhododendron trees. After a few hours of walking, we'll arrive at the Bhote Koshi River and Tauranga. The trail then passes across the Langmuche Khola valley. After passing through a bridge, we make our way down till we arrive at Samde where we will halt for lunch. We will now travel across lush slopes and windy hillsides to return to Namche Bazaar. This evening, you'll have sufficient time to do some shopping prior to supper. In another pleasant hotel, we'll spend our penultimate night on this wonderful Everest Three passes trek.
Day 18 : Hike from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 meters/9,187 feet)
Our trek on the Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek comes to an end today. We'll start a steep descent via several tiny settlements, including Phakding, wherein we spent our initial night on the trek. Your last glances of the picturesque Khumbu wildness will be from the mounting point of numerous footbridges, so be sure to take in the breathtaking vistas of waterways and wooded hillsides. When we finally get back to Lukla, we'll celebrate with a dinner and also do a little bit of exploring around Lukla. Last but not least, make an effort to obtain enough sleep for the next day's early flight.
Day 19 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
This is the last day of our trip to Everest Basecamp along with 3 high passes. We leave for the Lukla Airport early in the morning and get to have last-minute insights into all the beautiful Himalayas that we witnessed before. Following a 35-minute flight, we return to Kathmandu and check into our hotel. You can chill or go sightseeing during the remaining hours of the day in the capital. In the evening we'll have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant, discuss the tour and head back to our respective hotels.
Day 20 : Departure from Kathmandu
This is the day of farewell where you accomplish the journey and leave for your home. Three hours prior to your boarding time, our staff will receive you from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We really enjoyed hosting you. Many thanks for having us and safe travels returning home.
What are the three passes of Everest?
The three passes of Everest refer to three high mountain passes located in the Everest region of Nepal. These passes are Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass. They offer trekkers an adventurous and challenging route through the picturesque landscapes of the Everest region. Each pass presents its own unique set of challenges and rewards, making the three passes trek a popular choice for adventurous trekkers seeking an extraordinary experience in the Everest region.
How long does the three passes trek take?
The duration of the three passes trek in the Everest region can vary depending on several factors, including individual fitness levels, acclimatization needs, and weather conditions. On average, the trek takes approximately 17 to 20 days to complete. This timeframe allows trekkers to adequately acclimatize to the high altitude and enjoy the breathtaking views along the way. It is important to note that proper planning, including rest days and gradual altitude gain, is crucial to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.
What is the 3 peak trek Nepal?
The 3 peak trek in Nepal is a challenging and exhilarating adventure that involves summiting three prominent peaks in the Everest region. These peaks are Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft), Lobuche East Peak (6,119m/20,075ft), and Mera Peak (6,476m/21,247ft). The trek combines the thrill of high-altitude climbing with the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. It requires a good level of physical fitness, mountaineering skills, and prior experience in high-altitude trekking. The 3 peak trek Nepal is a dream come true for mountaineering enthusiasts seeking an extraordinary and unforgettable experience in the Himalayas.
How hard is the Three passes trek?
The three passes trek in the Everest region is considered to be a challenging and demanding trek. It involves crossing three high mountain passes, navigating rugged terrains, and dealing with high altitude conditions.
The trek requires a good level of physical fitness, endurance, and prior hiking experience. Trekkers should be prepared for long days of walking, steep ascents and descents, and unpredictable weather conditions. Adequate acclimatization and proper trekking gear are essential for a safe and successful journey.
Despite the challenges, the three passes trek rewards trekkers with breathtaking views, pristine landscapes, and a sense of accomplishment that makes it all worthwhile.
What is the Everest three-passes trek?
The Everest three-passes trek is an exhilarating adventure that takes trekkers through three high mountain passes in the Everest region of Nepal. It offers stunning views of the Himalayas and combines the thrill of challenging terrain with the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
What are the highlights of the Everest three high pass trek?
The Everest three pass trek is renowned for its breathtaking highlights. Trekkers can witness panoramic views of towering Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. The trek also takes you through picturesque Sherpa villages, allowing you to immerse yourself in their unique culture and hospitality. Other highlights include crossing the pristine Gokyo Lakes, exploring the remote and untouched valleys, and encountering diverse flora and fauna along the way.
What permits are required for the Everest three high pass trek?
To undertake the Everest Three high pass trek, trekkers need to obtain two permits.
The first is the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, which allows access to the national park area.
The second permit is the Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit, which permits entry into the local Sherpa communities.
These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or at the park entrance in Monjo. It is essential to carry these permits at all times during the trek.
Are there teahouses or lodges available along the Everest three high pass trek?
Yes, there are teahouses and lodges available along the Everest three high pass trek route. These teahouses offer basic accommodation and meals, making it convenient for trekkers. However, it is advisable to book in advance during peak seasons to secure a place. The teahouses provide a warm and comfortable environment to rest, recharge, and interact with fellow trekkers.
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