Everest Three Passes trekking is one of the most adventurous, challenging and complete trek passes of the Everest region. It is one of the most desirable highest passes in the Khumbu region. This trek includes the circular route of the Everest region. 3 passes trek is all about greeting the challenging adventurous as it is more crucial then Everest Base Camp trek.
The three high passes of the Everest trek include the Renjo La pass (5435m), Cho La pass (5420m), and Kongma La pass (5535m). The trek has its own challenge but having said that it also has its own refinement with the alluring village, diverse culture, flora and fauna on its way.
The Major attraction of the Everest Three Passes Trekking
The major attraction of Everest three high passes trekking are Chola Pass, Renjo La pass and Kongma La pass along with Gokyo Valley of the Khumbu region. Hiking to Gokyo RI and viewing the sunset in the morning offers you the best moment of life and the beautiful sunrise makes so happier and good times.
Renjo La Pass
Ranjo La pass is one of the most beautiful trekking routes of the Everest region which offers to explore the richest culture and vegetation of the remote of the Khumbu region. The beautiful Renjo la pass trekking rewards the trekkers with the rich culture of the native sherpas and never-ending Himalaya’s ranges.
Everest Renjo la trek begins with the risking yet enterprising flight to Lukla. Renjo la pass altitude is 5435m high above the sea level and this highness offers the highest peaks’ views including Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Makalu. The Ranjo la trek leads through the Sagarmatha National Park and the lush forest of rhododendron, juniper and pine. The trek moves ahead with the rich culture of Sharpa and the heartwarming views. The trek route is crowded as more people are traveling to spend the solitude time on the lap of Himalayas.
Highlights of the Renjo La Pass
- Enjoying the Buddhist traditions and ancient Buddhist monasteries
- Walking over the long suspension bridge with the colorful traditional Buddhist flags
- Beautiful landscape of the Himalayas with deserve vegetation
- The dazzling outlook of Ranjo La pass
- Colossal scenery of the mountains all around
- Exploring the flora fauna
Cho la pass trek is another beautiful passes trekking destination of the Everest region. It is one most confrontational and sensational trekking routes of Nepal. The altitude of the Cho la pass is 5420 m from the sea level. It offers the specular mountains views and cold breezy weather. The walk through the bank of the Dudh Khosi River is enjoyable.
Everest Cho las pass trek is thrilling and exciting at the same time. The hike through the beautiful and ever-flowing waterfall, tranquil monasteries and never-ending landscape of the beautiful mountains are eyes taking. The thrill develops to climb the peak of the Cho La pass is wonderful. The peak of the trek allows the amazing and mesmerizing perception of the Gokyo lake.
Highlights of the Cho La Pass
- Passing the one of the highest Pass of the Everest region
- The panoramic views of the highest mountains
- The heavenly outlooks of the lake from the top
- Incredible décor of the Everest on its best
- Wonderful hike along with the world heritage site: Sagarmatha national park
Kongma La Pass
Everest kong ma la pass is another famous yet most difficult trek of the Everest region. Due to the difficulties, Kongma la pass is less crowded as compare to Kong la pass and Cho la pass. The altitude of the Kongma la pass is 5535 m above the sea level. Due to the high altitude, this trek becomes difficult and somehow dangerous too.
Highlights of the Kongma La Pass
- The very beautiful landscape of the Khumbu region
- The stunning views of glacier falling from the Everest Base Camp
- Rocky mountains welcoming all the way
- Less crowd and better solitude
Everest Three Passes Trekking Difficulties
Everest three passes are 5400 m above the sea level, the altitude is already very high. The trekkers can have altitude sickness due to the lack of oxygen. The attitude becomes the major difficulty in the passes trek. The proper acclimatization is highly recommended during the trek.
Altitude only can’t be the difficulties during the 3 passes trek. Long hiking day and the cold weather. The weather can’t be in the favor always and it can really hit hard during the trek. If the season is favorable then these difficulties may not occur. But the temperature goes down rapidly during the night time.
All the trekkers have not had the experience of the long day walk. The three passes trek include the walk through the Rocky Mountains and the snowy road. Trekkers have to cross some of the glaciers on the way, some glacier makes the trek risky and the difficult. Before the Cho La Pass, there is the long glacier and it needs around 40 minutes to pass and the fear of melting the glacier makes the trekkers terrified. Due to the risk of melting the ice during sunlight that glacier needs to cross before the 10 in the morning.
And the major difficulties may occur during the three passes is the remote region. As being remote Trekking region, there can’t be any hospital nor medicine during the emergency cases. The food and water availability is very low on Everest passes. One should carry all his needy things enough to himself.
Best Time to do Everest Three Passes Trek
Spring and autumn are considered the best time to trek the Everest high passes. This season has rewarding climate for the Everest region trek, weather is clear as compared to other seasons and temperatures can go on a favor. Although the fearless and adventurous can enjoy other seasons as well. If you want to make a risky and fearful and memorable trek, you may join any time of any season.
The 3 passes trek is the most heavenly trek so you can enjoy anytime as we provide the best guide team to you.
Trip Additional Information
Meals and Accommodation
The Everest three passes trek becomes efficient as there are many local tea houses in the Everest region. The meals are locally available meals. The meals are hygienic and healthy. Rooms are available with good conditions and heaters.
Guide and Porter
We provide you the guide and the require map to the high passes. The porters are available at the Everest region.
What to Take
You must have to take all of your necessary things. One must carry warm clothes and a sleeping bag. Power bank, maps, medicine, water, hand wash as some of the hotels don’t provide it. You carry all of your useful things on your own. Everest high passes don’t have many shops after a certain time and cost may be high there.
Everest Three Passes FAQ
HOW MUCH DOES THE THREE PASSES TREK COST?
The Everest three passes cost around USD 1500 to USD 1800 per person. It can be less if there is two or more person. As the person increases the cost will be decreased. This price includes the airport pickup, all meals, and accommodation during the trek. The cost includes one porter to carry luggage. This cost includes expenses for guide and porters and first Aid kit travel agency will pay all the Government and local area taxes where applicable. And the entrance fee of Sagarmatha National Park. Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket including airport taxes. Seasonal Fruits and Some Snakes as Biscuits nuts etc. during the trek.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TREK THE THREE PASSES?
The best time to trek the Everest high passes trek is spring and autumn seasons. These seasons are more comfortable for the trekkers to trek the 3 passes trek. The weather is clear and climate is favorable in these seasons. There are more difficulties in other seasons as the weather is not so good.
HOW DIFFICULT IS THE TREK?
The three high passes are difficult as it may raise the altitude problem. Due to the lack of oxygen, altitude sickness becomes the major Everest passes trek. Sometimes due to the heavy snowfall in the off-season, it may hard for the trekkers to continue trekking. But if the person is physically fit and mentally prepare to take the risk then there can’t be more difficulties.
WILL I GET ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
The three passes trek are one of the highest altitude trek in Nepal. Due to the lack of oxygen in the upper altitude, trekkers may face altitude sickness. And if the trekkers have any breathing problem, heart disease or asthma then that person has altitude sickness from the very beginning. But if the trekkers are healthy then he may take some rest on way and have enough liquid to fight the altitude sickness.
WHAT GEAR SHOULD I PACK FOR THE THREE PASSES TREK
The gear that one needs to pack for the three passes trek must include all the warm types of clothes from top to the bottom. A travel back which has enough space to keep all the clothes and necessary materials and the very lightweight sleeping bag. Medicine for the common sickness and first aid kit. Some other necessary things are hand wash, torch because there can’t be electricity everywhere. Power bank in case your mobile gets dead. GPS trackers or map is compulsory during the trek.
WHAT INSURANCE DO I NEED?
The answer must be yes. Trekking in Everest high passes at high altitudes is very much risky that is not covered by any typical travel insurance. We recommend our valuable trekkers to take out insurance that covers trekking to altitudes up to 6,000m. As well as we also recommend you to have health insurance if possible.