Khumbu region has 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 Himalayas. 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 to locals. You will observe their culture, practices, 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 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 the 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 a high pass trek in the Khumbu, the trail goes across 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 glaciers, and tranquil lakes. Likewise, Mt. Everest Base Camp (5,360m), Khumbu Icefall, the most popular viewpoint –Kalapatthar (5,555m), Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Peak (5,360m), and Nagjumba Glacier are attractions of the Everest 3 Passes Trek. In addition, Everest View Hotel; 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 (5,083m); 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, Naturally 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.
What Kind of Transport is available 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 of Kathmandu to Lukla by more than three airlines. It is a scenic short 20 minutes to 30-minute flight. Sometimes the weather won’t permit flying to Lukla and back to Kathmandu due to poor visibility and wind, so you are advised to put in a few extra days to get back to 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 Lukla; you may fly by helicopter to make your trip unforgettable for a lifetime even though 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 run a daily bus from Kathmandu to Lukla. This helps to minimize transport costs and other related services.
Are There Tea house facilities entire Everest Three High Passes Trek?
Everest is the most popular trekking destination in the world. Tea houses and hotels of various categories are available in the area. In this Everest Three High Pass 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 be shared 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 the high Himalayan, the accommodation facilities cannot be 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, and 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 be done at 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, 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 be on the way to the trail. Except for some places like nearby passes, every place has many choices of food items. Most of the trekkers are enjoying Nepali Food (Dalbhat; Rice, lentil soup, vegetables, curry, and pickles 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 cleaning the environment while having this food. Normally, most of the places you have many options for the food on the Everest High Passes 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 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 better to avoid them. The meat is carried from below the Lukla so, it won’t be fresh. It might be because of the stomach and others. Regarding 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 suggest 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.
Is Everest Three Passes Trek Itinerary Flaxciable?
Everest Three Passes Trek Itinerary can be made shorter and extended longer according to your holiday schedule. It can be completed in 17 Days is the shortest time to make longer than four weeks. However, we would like to recommend you 21 days Everest 3 High Passes Trek including two days before the trek and one day after concluding the trek. This is a usual itinerary, which will be suitable for every trekker. First, you will fly to Lukla and head to the beautiful Sherpa settlement Namche bazaar and to Mount Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar (5,556m) via crossing the first Pass Kongma La (5,535m) through the Chhukung village then traverse the second pass Cho La (5,420m) and get into Naturally blessed Gokyo Valley, where you will explore the Nepal longest Glacier Ngozumpa glacier (36 Kilometer) while visiting the fifth lake and climb the most wonderful viewpoint Gokyo Ri (5,360m) before crossing the third pass Renjo La (5,360m). Then you are descending to Marlung and Thame Valley, hence Thame is the homeland of the Kamirita Sherpa-53, who has broken his own World Record in the morning at 9:20 am, 23rd May 2023 local time, and successfully scaled the Top of the World for twenty-eighth time. As there are several side trips during the Three Pass Trek, you can change Everest 3 Passes Trek Itinerary as you wish. He was born in 1970 AD, in Thame village, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
Chose one of the Best Times of Year for the Everest Three Pass Trek
September to November is the peak time of the year to go on the Everest Three Pass Trek. The sky is cloudless and the views are prominent. Plus, it is the best time to visit Nepal because these are the months of festivals here like several Jataras, Dashain, Tihar (Dipawali), Chhath, etc. happen in these months. The temperature ranges from 15-25-°C (59-77-°F), perfect to traverse.
The other best time of the year to go on the Everest 3 Passes Trek is from March to May. The climate usually stays hot in lower regions and moderate in upper parts. Temperature ranges from 15-20-°C (59-68 °F). As the winter has just ended this time of the year welcomes several spring vegetations and flowers.