Everest Three Pass Trek- Exploring the Gems of Khumbu Region
The three pass trek in Nepal offers the ultimate and complete trekking experience in the Everest region. It is a purely a challenging trekking adventure in Nepal. Obviously it crosses 3 high passes linking the four distinct valleys of Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu and Imja Tse. Crossing the rugged high passes of Renjo La (5388 m), Cho La (5380 m) and Kongma La (5535m) with climbing of the three peaks of Gokyo Ri (5483m), Kalapathar (5545m) and Chukung (5550m) along with the hike to Everest base camp makes this 3 pass trek unforgettable trekking experience in Nepal.
If you are a true adventure seeker and wish to do a challenging trek in the Everest region, then Everest Three pass trek is the ideal choice for you. Since it involves crossing high passes in the Everest region, you had to be physically fit for the trek.
Everest Three pass Trek Duration, Difficulty and Cost Details
The total trekking duration of this trek is ideally 19 days. We have customized the best and suitable itinerary of ideal trek duration of 19 days with proper acclimatization days in between. Since this trek involves crossing the three of the high passes of the Everest region it is a tough one. Hence the difficulty level of Everest three passes trek is really a challenging one. However, if you wish for less challenging yet adventurous treks in the Everest region then Gokyo valley trek can be an ideal choice. The three pass trek cost would be around 1600 USD to 1800USD.
Destination: Everest, Nepal
Trip Routes: Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazar - Tengboche - Dingboche - Chhukung - Lobuche - Gorakshep; Everest Base Camp - Lobuche; Kongma La Pass - Gorakshep - Lobuche - Dzongla - Gokyo - Marlung - Namche Bazar - Lukla - Kathmandu
Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing
Season: March to May and September to December
It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.
Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.
An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 1$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.
Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.
Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry.
Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.
You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.
There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.
A guide is someone who will help you with navigations. He will also have a better idea about the places to live in and eat at can negotiated prices for you.