Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of the most challenging treks in Nepal. The passes include Renjo La (5360m), Cho La (5368m), and Kongma La (5330m). None of these passes are on the Everest Base Camp Trek so the trail will be quiet and peaceful. The trail goes through the passes via Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp. You will also have the opportunity to climb three peaks: Gokyo Ri (5360m) Kala Pattar (5540m), and Chukkung Ri (5550m). This is definitely the all-encompassing Everest region trek.
The Everest Three Passes Trek begins in Lukla before passing through Sherpa villages and farming fields above the Dudh Koshi River. Soon, we reach Phakding.In Jorsalle, we enter Sagarmatha National Park. Heading to Namche Bazaar, we enjoy the stunning panoramas of the Everest peaks and the surrounding high alpine, desolate landscapes. Hiking around the Khumjung village, we learn about the lifestyle of the Sherpa people, who are known around the world for living in this mountainous region. Through Thame, the route crosses the first Himalayan pass –Renjo La (5360m) to the jaw-dropping Gokyo Valley. To acclimatize, we hike to the Gokyo Ri and explore more views of the lakes, glaciers, icefalls, and white peaks – Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and others. The trail then leads to Cho La Pass (5330m), which is considered the more technical pass among the three. The trail is steep and slippery, which makes it fun and entertaining, though slightly dangerous. We don't need to use climbing equipment but proper trekking gear is needed Via Everest Base Camp, you trek to Lobuche and finally cross the highest pass- Khongma La (5535m). Then you trek back down to Lukla.
Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather. During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. The Everest Three Passes Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Day Tours Nepal arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.
Obviously you will be in higher elevation while trekking in Nepal. The weather will be different in every region but also have to pack the proper trekking equipment. Day Tours Nepal is selling Nepal’s Top Best selling treks and all are Tea-house Trekking so you don’t need to think of Camping gears.
While buying clothing please pick warm clothing especially during the winter season (Dec-Feb) in Nepal. We also suggest you to get the proper light backpack and have enough space to pack your stuff. If you are confused to buy the Trekking gears than no worries you can buy the Trekking equipment in Nepal too.
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During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
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While it is still possible to trek Everest Base Camp during this time, you have to be mentally prepared for challenges in travel, so do plan an additional 2-3 days to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu (in case of flight cancellations).