About Everest 3 Passes Trek
Everest 3 passes trek is one of the best adventurous treks in the Khumbu region. We have designed this trip for those brave adventure seekers who wish to have a thrill full experience in their life. This trek is one of the most famous, challenging and strenuous treks in this region, set amongst stunningly high Himalayan scenery.
Everest 3 passes trekking itinerary provides a great opportunity to the trekkers since this journey includes passes such as Kongma la pass (5535m), Chola La pass (5370m), Renjo la pass (5338m) and other highlights such as Gokyo lakes, Gokyo Ri, Kalapather and Everest base camp. Monumental landscapes, striking and stunning peaks, tapering ridges and colourful villages with culturally rich Sherpa people, contribute to making this trek an unforgettable experience.
The journey to Everest 3 passes hiking trip starts with a scenic and terrific flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This flight will undoubtedly make your heart skip a beat when the first experience of your adventure starts with the aeroplane landing at Lukla's tiny airstrip. We spent several days trekking through the Sagarmatha National Park and homelands of the Sherpa people, walking amongst and past the most stunning mountains. The trekker enjoys an extra day at Namche Bazaar, amidst the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa land. Trekkers pass through Chhukung, a small village set among the high summer grazing pastures of the region and Gokyo Lake which is also known as Scoundrel's Viewpoint. The rest days allow time to explore further and to acclimatize, an important factor in every trekking.
During the Everest 3 Passes trek, we will have a great chance to experience the hospitality of the Sherpa people and get an opportunity to learn more about their cultures and traditions. We also discover the picturesque villages, colourful markets, unique festivals, and legendary monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Everest (Sagarmatha) National park which is quite interesting if you are a nature lover.
The Everest 3 passes hiking holidays is continuously rewarded with dramatic sights of the Himalayas including four of the world's highest peaks; Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 m), Mt. Makalu (8481 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m) and Mt. Everest (8848m). We also get a chance to climb Kalapather at an altitude of 5545 m (from where you get the closest view of Mt. Everest) and Everest base camp (5364m) - Khumbu Icefall. After exploring this striking place, we cross over Chola-la pass (5386m), heading towards the Gokyo valley. An excursion to the fourth and fifth lakes would be an extra attraction in Gokyo Valley from where the views are exquisite.
The trek offers its trekkers a sight of Ngozumpa glacier which is the largest glacier in the entire Himalayas within Nepal. The Gokyo RI is considered as one of the best viewpoints in the entire Khumbu region. Renjo la pass provides a lifetime opportunity of witnessing the astounding panoramic views of Everest and other mountain ranges. The Renjo La pass route is off the usual beaten track and it provides a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the RermoPokhari lakes on the other side, and several snow-capped peaks in the background. After an incredible view from the Renjo-La pass, the trail descends following the Thame village. We then trek our way back to Phakding, then towards Lukla and finally arrive at Kathmandu.
Everest 3 passes adventure trek fitness guide
This trek is pretty much challenging, reaching heights of 5,545m, and walking for between 5 to 7 hours a day, therefore a high level of fitness is required. Nevertheless, you are able to walk at a steady pace and regular stops will be made en-route each day so the physical exertion, though strenuous, is not sustained. Mount Everest region offers some of the best trekking tours in the world, with stunning scenery and magnificent mountain ranges. And, you do not need to be an athlete to undertake either of these treks; simply require a good level of fitness, gained from regular exercise and a sense of adventure. Better fitness will allow you to adjust with ease, leaving you to enjoy yourself and your surroundings. We at Alpine Eco Trek suggest you begin a fitness program at least three months before the trek departure. Take part in regular activities such as joining a gym, cycling, swimming, jogging, tennis, walking and bushwalking.
Everest 3 passes trekking best time go
The best time to trek to Everest 3 Passes is between mid-February to the end of May and mid-September to mid-December when the weather conditions are suitable for this trekking. Although the pretty best time to trek to Everest 3 Passes is in October and November when it is dry and the weather is mild, although at higher altitudes the temperature still plummets below freezing at night so be well prepared. The spring months between March and May are also the main trekking season, although the temperatures are higher and there are occasional rains in the region.
Meals plan for Everest three passes trek trip
During the Everest 3 Passes, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included. Meals at the guesthouses/ lodges are normally vegetarian and staple foods include steamed rice, vegetable curry, lentil soup, noodles, pasta, dumplings, fries, and stew. Desert is not provided, although it's usually possible to purchase chocolate bars, biscuits, and sweets at the lodge’s bakery. At each meal, you will be given a cup of tea or coffee and you can purchase additional drinks from the guesthouses/lodges. During the Everest 3 passes trek, mineral water is readily available to buy and the cost ranges from Rs 100 - 500 per litre depending on the altitude (the higher you are, the more things cost). Alternatively, you can refill a bottle at guesthouses/lodges and water stations by paying a nominal fee of Rs.20-50 and using purification tablets to make it safer to drink.
Accommodation plan for Everest 3 passes adventures
Accommodations during Everest 3 Passes hiking expedition, we use simple Sherpa family-run teahouses/lodges with a large sociable central dining area and a cosy wood-burning fire. Rooms are on a twin share basis and you will need to bring your own sleeping bag. Most guesthouses/lodges have shared bathroom facilities (particularly during Everest 3 passes trek) and you would not always have access to a shower. When there is no shower facility you will be given a bucket of hot water to wash. The guesthouses/lodges usually charge for this service though we offer it complimentary on all high adventure treks. If you need to charge the battery of your camera or mobile phone and etc, the guesthouses/lodges might charge a small amount of money which you can pay them directly. You need to understand that when you are trekking you will be away from civilization and the comforts of home. It is an adventure holiday. Despite the lack of facilities, these guesthouses/ lodges certainly have a rustic charm. Most are blessed with breathtaking views and being family-run operations, offering a great insight into the daily life of the Himalayan people and their culture and tradition.
What to expect at Everest 3 passes adventure?
Nepal is a small beautiful Himalayan kingdom. It is a developing country with limited infrastructure. Coupled with this and ever-changing weather conditions and it is no surprise that at times there can be delays or cancellations of treks and tours. This may take the form of flight delays due to the low cloud in the mountains or foggy weather in Kathmandu. The road network in Nepal is quite congested in the major cities too and suffers from poor maintenance on some routes again causing delays and a rough ride from time to time. Whilst Kathmandu has a good choice of high-quality hotels, in other areas hotels and facilities are not as high as western standards. Alpine Eco Trek tries to offset any unforeseen problems but patience and understanding should be included when packing. Bear in mind that tourism is still relatively new to these wonderful Himalayan regions, things do not always go smoothly and a sense of adventure is a must.
Everest 3 passes hiking equipment packing list
What to pack for Adventure Everest three passes? Well, it is highly recommended to pack light and to bring clothes that can be layered for warmth. There are plenty of equipment shops selling clothes and trekking equipment at very cheap prices in Kathmandu and en route, so there is no need to worry about not packing enough. This equipment checklist below suggests several items you might bring on a tour/trek:
01) A large duffel bag for two of you: - This is for the majority of your gear that a porter will carry for you.
02) Day pack: - Bring a comfortable pack to carry your personal items such as water bottles, Water purifiers, cameras, snacks, hats, and a change of clothes.
03) Money belt or pouch: - Always carry your valuables, including plane tickets and passport, in your person.
04) First Aid Kit/Medicine: - It is extremely helpful to have the basic items such as blister Treatments, antibiotics or Artemesia Quassia Supreme, Neosporin or natural alternative, Band-aids, aspirin, etc., on your person.
05) Water bottle: - we recommend bringing 1 one-litre bottle to carry your water.
06) Trekking Boots: - These can make or break your trek. Be sure to bring a pair of sturdy trekking boots with good ankle support that is well broken in. Try to have 150 miles on your boots before taking them on the trek!
07) Socks: - Bring a couple of pairs of wool trekking socks and liner socks.
08) Nighttime shoe: - Sandals or sneakers are good for changing into after a long day of Trekking.
09) Thermal and regular underwear: - Try to bring items that wick the moisture away from the body. Bring one pair of mid-weight and one pair of expedition weight long underwear; to be sure you will be warm enough.
09) Trekking pants: - Bring several pairs of loose-fitting, lightweight, moisture-wicking pants. Shorts are optional, but baring your legs is not recommended.
10) T-shirts/Long sleeve shirt:-Lightweight, quick-drying, moisture-wicking shirts are recommended.
11) Polar fleece/Warm sweater: - Bring a lightweight pullover to help keep you warm.
12) Jackets: - Wind and rain jackets are recommended, try bringing one that meets both needs. If your jacket is not large enough to cover you and your pack, be sure to protect the items in your pack with a waterproof sack. And add one warm-down jacket.
13) Hats: - Bring two hats: one to keep your head warm and one to protect you from the sun.
14) Gloves/Mittens: - Bring a pair of warm gloves, preferably a synthetic material as opposed to leather. Liners are optional, but if your hands get cold easily you may want to bring a pair.
15) Sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm
16) Flashlight/Headlamp (extra batteries).
17) Power snacks: - If you have a favourite, we recommend bringing it from home.
18) Miscellaneous: toiletries, quick-drying towel and liquid hand sanitiser.