Everest Three High Pass trekking
- Everest Three High Pass trekking offers you spectacular views of many stunning Himalayas like Everest (8848 m) Ama Dablam (6812m\22349ft.), Lhotse (8516m\27940ft.), Nuptse (7855m\25770ft.), Makalu (8485m\27838ft.) and Cho Oyu (8188m\26864ft.
- Challenging three passes: Renjo La (5,388m\17677ft.), Chola La (5,380m\17650) and Kongma La (5,535m\18159ft.). Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri, and Kala Patthar are another main attractions of this trek. Khumbu glacier, Namche bazar etc.
- Explore the famous Sherpa culture and daily living style of Sherpa people and their culture beautiful. Nice rhododendron forest and amazing wildlife of this Sagarmatha national park
Trip Summarize –
Everest three high pass trek is the ultimate trekking experience which is a little bit longer and more challenging as we have to cross three high passes during the trek. This trail is not similar to Everest base camp trail but views are worth also unique and hard trekking. Three pass includes Renjo La (5,388m), Chola La (5,420m) and Kongma La (5,535m), Everest base camp, Kalapathar. You will also trek three walking peaks; Gokyo Ri (5,483m), Kala Patthar (5,545m) and Chukkung Ri (5,550m). The whole trek is challenging and offers you amazing vistas of world’s highest mountain giants.
Likewise, Everest three passes trekking is more adventure and difficult trek in Everest region which includes the high crossing of the Himalayas trail. Everest three pass also know as untouched and remote area trek. The journey of three passes begins from Kathmandu follow by flight to Lukla and start the trek passing through nice rivers and forests. From here we will trek to Phakding and trekking to Namche Bazaar then head west to Thame toward remote Nangpa Valley which is close to Tibet border. Our first pass is Renjo La pass; it is the tough but stunning view of Mount Everest and Cho Oyu helps you to make the trek more enjoyable. Then comes the Gokyo Lake where you can have a rest day and then climb to Gokyo Ri. Continuing to Ngozsumpa Glacier and we arrive our second Pass, the Cho La. This pass is mostly icy on the way while we go to the upper part in the winter season. You can also do Everest base camp helicopter tour which you can finish around in 4 hours if you don’t have time for Everest Three High Pass Trekking. You can also enjoy some world Heritage sightseeing of Kathmandu.
After enough of hustling we give our trek continuity and reach Kala Patthar then from there we descend to Lobuche. From here we trek to Kongma La and continue to Chukkung Ri. The villages here are very lovely with views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. After completion of the circuit, we return back to Lukla and on the way we can see Sherpa villages Namche bazar, Tengboche monastery. Finally Lukla, we come back to Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp High Pass Outline Itinerary:
Day: 1 Arrival in Kathmandu, (1400m/ 4593ft.)
Day: 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu -B
Day: 3 Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding, (2860m/ 9383ft.), 5 to 6 hours - B.L.D
Day: 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar, (3440m/ 11286ft.), 5 to 6 hours - B.L.D
Day: 5 Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar - B.L.D
Day: 6 Trek to Thame, (3788m/ 12431ft.) - B.L.D
Day: 7 Acclimatization Day in Thamel - B.L.D
Day: 8 Trek to Lungden, (4300m/ 14107ft.), 4 – 5 hours - B.L.D
Day: 9 Cross Renjo La Pass, (5360m/ 17585ft.) and Trek to Gokyo Lake, (4800m/ 15748ft.), 8 to 9 hours. - B.L.D
Day: 10 Trek to Gokyo Ri, (5357m/ 17575ft.), 5 hours. - B.L.D
Day: 11 Trek to Thaknak/Dragnag, (4750m/ 15583ft.), 5 to 6 hours. - B.L.D
Day: 12 Cross Cho La pass, (5420m/ 17782 ft.) and Trek to Dzongla, (4830m/ 15846ft.), 7 to 8 hours. - B.L.D
Day: 13 Trek to Lobuche. (4940m/ 16207ft.), 4 to 5 hours. - B.L.D
Day: 14 Trek to Gorak Shep, (5170m/ 16961ft.), 6 to 7 hours. - B.L.D
Day: 15 Trek to Lobuche & Hike to Kala Patthar, (5545m/ 18192ft.), 6 to 7 hours. - B.L.D
Day: 16 Cross Kongma La Pass and Trek to Chhukung, (5535m/ 18159ft.), 6 to 7 hours. - B.L.D
Day: 17 Trek to Tengboche, (3860m/ 12664ft.), 5 to 6 hours. - B.L.D
Day: 18 Trek to Namche Bazaar, 5 to 6 hours. - B.L.D
Day: 19 Trek to Lukla, 5 to 6 hours. - B.L.D
Day: 20 Flight to Kathmandu, 40 to 45 minutes. – B.D
Day: 21 Departure from Kathmandu, Farewell! – B
(Note: B.L.D, Plan Including / B: Breakfast, L: Lunch & D: Dinner.)
1. How difficult is trek to Everest Three High Pass and how can we prepare?
Trek to Everest region is very challenging and life changing experience can be attainable by many people nowadays. Our company provides you a porter and a guide with policy or travel insurance. As altitude is one of the main reasons of sickness, people with very weak ankles, knee, hearts and lungs will not be appropriate for such trekking. It’s not just like a walk around the park; there are numerous ups and downs during trekking. So, you should be well prepared for trekking.
2. What about safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Everest Three High Pass trek?
Worrying for safety measurements? Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.
3. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?
Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.
4. What about communication system during trek?
As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English languages during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding languages.
5. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?
It’s difficult to mention about tipping which is up to your happiness, but guides and potters do expect the tips at the end of the trip. However, normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.
6. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on Everest Three High Pass trek?
Trek to Everest Base Camp with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are a solo traveler, you have a private room. Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.
7. How many hours should I walk per day and what happened if I am a slow walker in the group?
Normally, we have to walk around 5 to 7 hours per day, if you are slow in walk the team leader will professionally manage to you walking with our assistance guide and potter.
8. What about the weather conditions and Lukla flight?
Firstly, we have to take a flight to Lukla in the morning then we start trek from Lukla but sometimes due to the air traffic and weather problems, the flight may be delayed or canceled. Due to the uncertainty of Lukla weather, we are not sure about the untimed flight. If there will be frequent weather problem, we do arrange a flight by helicopter chopper and for this, you have to pay additionally.
9. What is the limitation of weight to Lukla flight and where do I store my extra bags?
You can carry 10 kg luggage plus 5 kg handbag and if you want to carry more than the limit you have to pay extra charges. You can keep your extra bags in your hotel or in the office in Kathmandu.