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Everest Three High Pass Trek – Impressive 2-Week Adventure Above 5000m.

(27 Reviews)
  • 17 nights -18 days
  • Max People : 1 - 20
  • Wifi Available
  • Everyday Departure
  • Age :No Age Limit
  • Pickup: Airpot or Hotel

Everest Three High Pass Trek Details:

Introduction

In the heart of the majestic Himalayas lies a trekking adventure like no other: the Everest Three High Pass Trek. This epic journey takes adventurers through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth, challenging them to conquer three formidable mountain passes while immersing themselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Everest region. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the details of the Everest Three High Pass Trek, from its route and highlights to practical tips for a successful expedition.

Overview of the Everest Three High Pass Trek

The Everest Three High Pass Trek is a demanding and exhilarating adventure that typically spans around 15-18 days, covering a distance of approximately 150 kilometers. It offers trekkers the opportunity to explore not only the iconic Everest Base Camp but also three high mountain passes: Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass. This trek is designed for experienced trekkers seeking a challenging and rewarding expedition amidst the world’s highest peaks.

Route Itinerary

The journey begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where trekkers set foot in the legendary Khumbu region. From Lukla, the trail winds its way through lush forests, charming Sherpa villages, and dramatic mountain landscapes. Trekkers pass through iconic landmarks such as Namche Bazaar, the bustling commercial hub of the Khumbu, and Tengboche Monastery, with its awe-inspiring views of Everest and surrounding peaks.

After acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar, the trek continues towards Dingboche and Lobuche, gradually gaining altitude as trekkers prepare for the challenges ahead. The highlight of the trek is undoubtedly the crossing of the three high mountain passes:

The High Passes

The highlight of the Everest High Pass Trek is undoubtedly the crossing of three high mountain passes: Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass. These formidable obstacles test the physical and mental strength of trekkers, rewarding them with unparalleled views of the Himalayan panorama.

Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters): The first pass on the trek, offering panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. Trekkers must navigate steep ascents and rocky terrain to reach the summit, where the reward is unmatched views of the Himalayan panorama.

Cho La Pass (5,420 meters): A challenging ascent with steep icy slopes and narrow crevasses, rewarded with breathtaking views of Ama Dablam and the pristine Gokyo Lakes. Trekkers must tread carefully across the glacier before reaching the pass summit.

Renjo La Pass (5,340 meters): The final pass, offering sweeping vistas of Everest, Cho Oyu, and the turquoise waters of Gokyo Lake below. Trekkers descend through rocky terrain before ascending to the pass summit, where the beauty of the Himalayas unfolds before their eyes.

After conquering the high passes, the trek descends to Gokyo Valley, where trekkers can explore the tranquil Gokyo Lakes and ascend Gokyo Ri for stunning panoramic views of the Everest region. The journey culminates with a visit to Everest Base Camp, where trekkers can stand in awe of the world’s highest peak before retracing their steps back to Lukla.

Logistics and Accommodation

Teahouses line the entire route of the Everest Three High Pass Trek, providing basic but comfortable lodging and meals for trekkers. Accommodation ranges from simple dormitory-style rooms to private rooms with attached bathrooms, depending on availability and altitude. It’s advisable to carry a sleeping bag for extra warmth, especially at higher elevations where temperatures can drop significantly.

In terms of food, teahouses offer a variety of Nepali and Western dishes, including dal bhat (rice and lentils), noodles, soups, and pancakes. Staying hydrated and maintaining a balanced diet throughout the trek is essential to support your body’s energy needs and aid in acclimatization.

Physical Fitness and Acclimatization

The Everest Three High Pass Trek is physically demanding, requiring a good level of fitness and stamina. Prior trekking experience at high altitudes is beneficial, but not essential, as long as trekkers are prepared to tackle the challenges of high altitude and steep terrain. It’s crucial to allow sufficient time for acclimatization by ascending gradually and staying hydrated throughout the trek. Symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headaches, nausea, and fatigue, should not be ignored, and trekkers should descend to lower altitudes if symptoms persist or worsen.

Best Time to Trek

The best time to undertake the Everest Three High Pass Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, trekkers can expect stable weather conditions, minimal rainfall, and excellent visibility, making for a more enjoyable and safer trekking experience. However, trekkers should be prepared for variable weather conditions, including sudden changes in temperature, wind, and snowfall, especially at higher altitudes.

Conclusion

The Everest Three High Pass Trek is a lifetime journey, offering trekkers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Himalayas’ unparalleled beauty while testing their physical and mental limits. From the rugged mountain passes to the serene valleys and ancient monasteries of the Khumbu region, every step of the trek is filled with awe and wonder. With proper preparation, a spirit of adventure, and respect for the natural environment and local culture, the Everest Three High Pass Trek promises an unforgettable experience that will stay with you long after you’ve returned home. So lace up your boots, pack your bags, and embark on an epic journey to the roof of the world.

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu 

Price Includes

  • All the Ground Transportation from airport pick up to airport drop off.
  • Accomodation in Kathmandu twin sharing basis.
  • Lukla flight return
  • English speaking Guide and Porters
  • One main course meal during trekking 3 times a day with a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Accommodation while on trekking
  • All trekking permit & fees
  • Company Tshirt and duffle bag to carry for the porter
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Trekking/climbing certificate from the agency

Price Excludes

  • Flights To/From Nepal, Tourist Visa, and Travel insurance
  • Meals in the Cities
  • Personal expenses: Boiled and bottled water, hot shower, battery charging, Wi-Fi, snacks, drinks etc.
  • Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances and Tips for your trekking staffs

Complementaries

  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Certificate of Achievement and Medal
  • Company T-Shirt
What to Expect

Everest Three High Pass Trek offers trekkers an exciting adventure in the heart of the Himalayas. The highlight of the Everest High Pass Trek is undoubtedly the crossing of three high mountain passes: Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass. These formidable obstacles test the physical and mental strength of the trekkers, rewarding them with unparalleled views of the Himalayan panorama.

 

  • Stunning Landscapes: Prepare to be awed by the diverse and breathtaking landscapes along the route. From picturesque Sherpa villages to high-altitude terrain, the trek offers a mixture of natural beauty. The sparkling turquoise waters of the Gokyo Lakes set against the backdrop of towering snow-capped peaks create a scene of unparalleled serenity.
  • Challenging Passes: The trek includes crossing the challenging passes Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass, Proper physical fitness and acclimatization are crucial for tackling this high-altitude passes safely. Expect steep climbs, narrow trails, and potentially icy conditions, particularly during the peak trekking seasons.
  • Cultural Experiences: Throughout the journey, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture of the Khumbu region. Visit ancient monasteries, interact with local Sherpa communities, and learn about their traditions and way of life.
  • Panoramic Mountain Views: The trek offers unparalleled views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Specially Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar provides unforgettable panoramic vistas of the entire Everest region.
  • Variable Weather: Weather conditions in the Everest region can be unpredictable, temperatures can drop to freezing cold at higher elevations. Be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions, including rain, snow, and strong winds.
  • Physical and Mental Challenge: Everest Three High Pass Trek is physically and mentally demanding. Be prepared for long days of hiking at high-altitude in the challenging terrain.
Itinerary
This detailed itinerary for Everest Three High Pass Trek provides a comprehensive trekking experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Everest region while gradually acclimatizing to the altitude. It combines challenging ascents, breathtaking landscapes, and cultural encounters, offering an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas. To customize this plan, feel free to get in touch with us.

Day 1Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

  • Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Transfer to your hotel and rest after your journey.
  • Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel and enjoy traditional Nepali cuisine.

Day 2Fly to Lukla (2840m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m)

  • Early morning flight to Lukla (2,840m), an exciting experience with aerial views of the Himalayas.
  • Begin trekking towards Phakding, a scenic village alongside the Dudh Koshi River.
  • The trail passes through lush forests, picturesque Sherpa villages, and several suspension bridges.
  • Approximately 8km, 3-4 hours of trek.

Day 3Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

  • Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town and gateway to the Everest region.
  • Cross several suspension bridges, including the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge.
  • Ascend steeply through pine forests, catching glimpses of Everest and other peaks.
  • Arrive in Namche Bazaar, where you’ll spend two nights for acclimatization.
  • Approximately 12km, 6-7 hours of trek.

Day 4Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

  • Take a rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the altitude.
  • Explore the town, visit the Sherpa Museum, and enjoy panoramic views from viewpoints
  • Hike to Everest View Hotel for amazing view of the panoramic views, and enjoy food and drink in Everest view hotel.
  • Optionally, take a short hike to Khumjung village or Khunde village for cultural experiences.

Day 5Trek to Deboche (3,800m)

  • Trek from Namche Bazaar to Deboche, enjoying breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Pass through lush forests of rhododendron and juniper.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, one of the most significant monasteries in the region.
  • Overnight stay in Deboche, with serene surroundings and stunning mountain views.
  • Approximately 13km, 6-7 hours.

Day 6Trek to Dingboche (4,410m)

  • Descend to the Dudh Koshi River and cross a suspension bridge.
  • Ascend gradually through alpine landscapes towards Dingboche.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Ama Dablam and other peaks along the way.
  • Overnight stay in Dingboche, a picturesque village surrounded by stone-walled fields.
  • Approximately 9 km, 5-6 hours.

Day 7Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

  • Spend a second acclimatization day in Dingboche.
  • Optionally, hike to Nagarjun Hill or Chhukung Ri for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Rest and hydrate to prepare for the upcoming challenges.

Day 8Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m)

  • Ascend to Chhukung, a small settlement nestled beneath towering peaks.
  • Enjoy views of Island Peak and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.
  • Hike to Chukung Ri for acclimatization.
  • Approximately 4km, 2-3 hours.
  • Overnight stay in Chhukung at a teahouse.

 

Day 9Trek to Lobuche (4,910m)

  • Begin early morning ascent to Kongma La Pass, navigating rocky terrain and snowfields.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu from the pass summit.
  • Descend to Lobuche, passing through glacial moraines and memorials to climbers.
  • Overnight stay in Lobuche, a small settlement with basic accommodations.
  • Approximately 11km, 8-10 hours.

Day 10Trek to GorakShep (5,140m) and Everest Base Camp (5,364m)

  • Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, the last settlement before Everest Base Camp.
  • Continue to Everest Base Camp, following the rocky moraine trail alongside the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Reach Everest Base Camp, a surreal experience surrounded by towering peaks and the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Return to Gorak Shep for overnight stay, with stunning sunset views over Everest.
  • Approximately 11km, 7-8 hours

Day 11Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and Trek to Dzongla (4,830m)

  • Early morning hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise views of Everest, Lhotse, and other Himalayan giants.
  • Descend to Gorak Shep and continue trekking towards Dzongla, crossing the moraine.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks.
  • Overnight stay in Dzongla, a tranquil village with majestic mountain vistas.
  • Approximately 12km, 6-7 hours.

Day 12Cross Chola Pass (5,420m) and descend to Thangnak (4,700m)

  • Start early to cross the challenging Cho La Pass, through rocky terrain and steep ascents.
  • Descend into the Gokyo Valley, passing by frozen lakes and glacial moraines.
  • Arrive at Thangnak village near Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Approximately 9km, 6-8 hours.

Day 13Trek from Thangnak to Gokyo (4,790m)

  • Hike along the Glacier, through rocky terrain and steep ascents and descents.
  • Hike to Gokyo village, situated beside the sparkling Gokyo Lakes.
  • Enjoy the serene atmosphere and panoramic mountain views.
  • Overnight stay in Gokyo, with accommodations overlooking the turquoise lakes.
  • Approximately 6km, 3 hours.

Day 14Cross Renjo La Pass (5,340m) and Trek to Thame (3,820m)

  • Cross Renjo La Pass (5,340m) and Trek to Thame (3,820m)
  • Begin early morning ascent to Renjo La Pass, enjoying breathtaking views of Everest and surrounding peaks.
  • Descend to Thame, passing through yak pastures and Sherpa villages.
  • Enjoy scenic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
  • Explore Thame Monastery and immerse yourself in Sherpa culture.
  • Overnight stay in Thame at a teahouse.
  • Approximately 14km, 5-6 hours.

Day 15Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

  • Continue descending towards Namche Bazaar, passing through forests and riverside trails.
  • Enjoy the familiar sights of Namche Bazaar, a bustling hub in the heart of the Khumbu region.
  • Reflect on the incredible journey and share stories with fellow trekkers.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar, celebrating the completion of your adventure.
  • Approximately 12km, 5-6 hours.

Day 16Trek to Lukla (2,860m)

  • Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu and enjoy a well-deserved rest.
  • Spend the day exploring Kathmandu, shopping for souvenirs, or relaxing in a cozy cafe.
  • Reflect on the incredible memories created during your Everest adventure.

Day 17Fly back to Kathmandu

  • Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu and enjoy a well-deserved rest.
  • Spend the day exploring Kathmandu, shopping for souvenirs, or relaxing in a cozy cafe.
  • Reflect on the incredible memories created during your Everest adventure.

Day 18Departure from Kathmandu

  • Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time to explore Kathmandu further.
  • Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey, bidding farewell to Nepal and its majestic mountains.
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FAQ

How difficult is the Everest three high pass trek?

 The Everest three high pass trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves walking for several hours each day over varied terrain and at high altitudes. While no technical climbing is required, trekkers should be prepared for steep ascents, rocky trails, and changes in weather conditions.

What is the best time of year to trek Everest three high pass trek?

 The best time to trek to Everest three high pass trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to December. These periods offer stable weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions.

Do I need to be physically fit to trek Everest three high pass trek ?

While a good level of fitness is recommended, trekkers of varying fitness levels can undertake the Everest three high pass trek trek. Regular cardio exercise and hiking preparation are advisable to ensure physical fitness for the demands of the trek.

How do I prepare for altitude sickness during the Everest three high pass trek?

Sufficient acclimatization is crucial to prevent altitude sickness. Trekkers should ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness. It’s recommended to include rest days in the itinerary for acclimatization and to descend if symptoms become severe.

What kind of food and accommodation is available during the Everest three high pass trek?

Accommodation along the trek route ranges from basic tea houses to more comfortable lodges with amenities such as hot showers and WiFi, especially in the lower elevations, but higher up, accommodation is more basic. Most of the trekkers find delicious food along the trail, with different meal options.  As the  Everest three high pass trek is more commercial now food and accommodation facilities are getting better day by day to serve their guest in the mountains.

Can I trek to  Everest three high pass trek without a guide or porter?

While it’s possible to trek independently, many trekkers opt to hire a guide or porter for added support, safety, and convenience. Guides can provide valuable insights and assistance, while porters can help carry trekking gear and luggage, reducing physical strain.

What should I pack for the Everest three high pass trek?

Essential items to pack include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a good-quality sleeping bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a first aid kit. It’s important to pack light but ensure you have all the necessary gear for the trek.

How much does the Everest three high pass trek cost?

The cost of the Everest three high pass trek can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, accommodation preferences, and whether you choose to hire guides or porters. On average, trekkers can expect to budget between $1,500 to $2,000 for the entire trek, including permits, accommodation, meals, and incidental expenses.

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Jon N

Couple Traveller

Great company
We’ve used this company for our 17-day Three High Pass & EBC hike from 14-31 March. Sali was very responsive to our queries and provided great services even before our trip.

Everything went smoothly until Day 9 of our trek at Lobuche when my wife fell sick and oxygen level dropped below 40%. Sali and our guide, Dinesh, were quick to arrange for helicopter evacuation to take her down to Lukla hospital to get treatment. Thanks to their quick response to arrange the helicopter evacuation, my wife has fully recovered after receiving treatment in Lukla and Kathmandu hospital.

Upon returning to Kathmandu, I’ve decided to do the Mardi Himal Trek alone, and Sali helped to arrange everything again. The 4D3N trek (27-30 March) was an excellent short hike to see the breathtaking panorama of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, and Manaslu mountain ranges.

Would definitely recommend others to use them for their tours in Nepal.

March 14, 2024

AGANG B

Group Traveller

EVEREST THREE HIGH PASS TREK WITH SALI TREKKING

All the way from Malaysia, I just finished Everest High Pass Trekking with Sali Trekking and his team. With the help of guide and porters I am able to complete the trek. Thanks to all crew for their support . Trekking itself was breathtaking, beautiful weather, I don’t mind to repeat again with team of Sali Trekking. 5 star team Sali.

December 2, 2022

Emilia L

Group Traveller

Simply awesome

Only been back to KL 3 days since spending 2 weeks in Kathmandu and already missing trekking to and from Three High Pass! Highly recommend Sali Trekking! Our guides Sudip, Tek and even our porters (Ramesh, Chakra, Bhala and Rhythmrai) were all amazing! – super experienced, patient and fun to be with!

The sights and views are out of this world, Nepal is truly beautiful! Boasts of our amazing creator God! Hike is not all easy but truly worthwhile and this is truly a lifetime memorable experience!

December 2, 2022

Jlo

Group Traveller

2nd time trip with Sali Trekking
This was my 2nd time trip to Nepal with Sali Trekking 2018, ABC and recently just did Everest Three High Pass. The whole journey was not easy but it’s really worth it. The guide Sudip (ABC & EHP) and his team was doing a great job, very experience guide, very patience and really taking care of us during the trips especially I remember when I had my lower back pain. He took his bottle with hot water and help me to reduce the pain. In addition, they also very good at taking pictures of us at the right place and beautiful scenery. Thank you so much Sudip, Tek and all the porters that really working hard to carry our bag up and down. You guys are amazing and truly unsung hero of the mountain. Looking forward to our next adventure with you all again.

December 2, 2022

خكيروذي خ

Group Traveller

Everest Three High Pass Trek

Recently I did Three High Pass Trek with group of friends from Malaysia and trip was organised by Sali trekking and his team. Guide Sudip and Tek were very helpful and our porter were amazing. Thanks for the team Sali trek for amazing adventure. Highly recommended. See you again next year.

December 2, 2022
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