Khumbu region has got numerous trekking trails from moderate to strenuous. Everest Three Passes Trek is one of the most adventurous and challenging treks in the Khumbu region. During the Everest 3 Passes trek, you will ascend to three difficult passes, Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,420m), and Renjo La (5,360m). All of these passes will present you with stunning views of the Himalayas from a different perspective. Everest Three High Passes Trekking will allow you to explore the hidden corners of the Everest region.
This is a perfect trek for adventure lovers who are looking for fun and thrills in the Himalayans. The trail is tough and will surely test your endurance. EBC Three Passes Trek goes through several fine valleys and picturesque villages where you will get a chance to come closer with locals. You will observe their culture, practice, and unique lifestyle in this extreme region. In the lower part, the trail passes by dense forests during which you will get to see the rich vegetation of the region. As you will gain the elevation, you will leave the tree line behind and enter the alpine zone. The trail becomes more rocky and snowy.
We, Nepal Mother House Treks & Expedition have designed our Everest Three Passes Trek Itinerary to present you with an unforgettable journey in the Khumbu region. You can check our Everest 3 Passes Trek Map for a better pictorial view of the route. With us, you will get a comprehensive package, authenticity, and years of expertise. You can contact us at any time for further queries.
Main Attractions of the Everest 3 Passes Trek:
As this is high passes trek in the Khumbu, the trail goes cross over the Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,420m) and Renjo La (5,360m) passes, which are the main attraction of the trip. From there, you are rewarded with breathtaking mountain scenery, incredible glacier, and tranquil lakes. Likewise, Mt. Everest Base Camp (5,360m), Khumbu Icefall, most popular viewpoint –Kalapatthar (5,555m), Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Peak (5,360m), Nagjumba Glacier are attractions of the Everest 3 Passes Trek. In addition, Everest View Hotel; from where you can see an amazing panoramic view of mountains including Mt. Everest, Khumjung Village; Khumjung Monastery with Yeti Skull, Edmund Hillary School, beautiful Sherpa Village on the lap of Mt. Khumbila or Khumbu Yül-Lha (5,761m) - protector deity of the Khumbu, Tengboche; one of the biggest monasteries in the Khumbu and wonderful mountains view, Nangkartshang Peak (5,615m); located at above the Dingboche Village with world highest three mountains scenery including Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516m). Similarly, Natural gifted Namche Bazaar, the homeland of Everest Submitters, Sherpa’s unique culture and tradition, Saturday markets, etc. are other remarkable ingredients of the Everest Three Pass Trek. UNESCO's world heritage site listed Sagarmatha National Park as the highest national park in the world.
Transport for Everest Three Passes Trek:
Lukla is the main entrance gate of the Everest three passes trek. The flight is operated every day from the capital city Kathmandu to Lukla by more than three airlines. It is scenic short 20 minutes to 30 minutes flight. Sometimes the weather won’t permit flies to Lukla and back to Kathmandu due to poor visibility and windy, so you are advised to put in a few extra days to get back in Kathmandu after the trek. Sometimes the flight is delayed and canceled for one day to more. The flight is the main transportation for the Everest trek. However, there is an available helicopter to the Lukla; you may fly by helicopter to make your trip unforgettable for a lifetime even this is more expensive. Now, says the road has been constructed further to the Phaplu, and Salleri aims to join Lukla and break through the dependency on air transport. The road access to Lukla will give a huge relief for the local people to transfer their daily necessary goods and other commodities, and trekkers also don’t stick at Lukla wasting time for good weather. The Local Government of Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality has planned to complete the road within two years to involve the Khumbu region in the National mainstream of road access and running a daily bus from Kathmandu to Lukla. This helps to minimize transport costs and other related services.
EBC Trek with High Passes Accommodation:
Everest is the most popular trekking destination in the world. The tea houses and hotels with various categories are available in the area. In this Everest Three Passes Trek, you will stay overnight at a tea house/Guesthouse, per your requirements single/double/triple bedroom with an indoor common bathroom and toilet. Some places like Tengboche, Chhukung, Labuche, Gorak Shep, Dzongla, Thangnak, Marlung, etc. have just a few tea houses, so during the trekking peak season, the room will be overfull and need to share a room with other trekkers or need to stay in a dormitory room. There are fewer chances to get a single room. As this is an adventure trek in high Himalayan, the accommodation facilities cannot get similar in cities. For the hot shower, they take extra charge on your room cost and batter to take your own towel and other accessories for the bathroom. In some places like Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Phakding you can get luxury hotels with the best amenities.
Food and Drinking Water on the Everest High Passes Trek:
Everest 3 Passes Trek can do as a tea house, where you will stay in the guest house and take meals as well. Every tea house has menu cards, with a fixed price, and which are controlled by Sagarmatha National Park and the local tourism committee. The breakfast and dinner will take the same teahouse where you are staying and lunch will have on the way to the trail. Except for some places like nearby passes, everyplace have many choices of food items. Most of the trekkers are enjoying Nepali Food (Dalbhat; Rice, lentil soup, vegetables, curry, and pickle which can add more until a full stomach) with different tests every day. It is easy to cook the same item for many people and helps to minimize carbon dioxide using less fuel and firewood. Indirectly, you will support to keep cleaning the environment while having this food. Normally, most of the places you have many options for the food on the Everest Three Pass Trek-like; Rice items (fried, plain), Noodles items (fried, with soup), Potatoes (fried, boiled, French fry), Macaroni, Spaghetti, Pizza, Yak Steak, Porridge, etc. Some tea houses have to serve even different continental foods and set breakfast. It is easy to cook the same item for many people and helps to minimize carbon dioxide using less fuel and firewood. So, every tea house serves quality food with good test and mantling hygiene by a professional cook. You can have some meat items of food also, but it is batter to avoid. The meat is carried from below the Lukla so, it won’t be fresh. It might be because of the stomach and others. Regarding the drinking water; you can buy a bottle of mineral water in every tea house and shop at a minimal cost. However, we at Nepal Mother House suggested treating the water by yourself for the drink, for this, you can use iodine/chlorine/ filter/UV Steripen. The water costs rise high according to elevation gain.