The Everest High Pass Trek is the most adventurous and challenging trek in the Khumbu region specially designed for those who are seeking more than just a classic trek. Also known as the Everest Three High Pass Trek, the venture is popular as an amazing journey in Nepal's Himalayas that includes trekking on prominent Everest roads as well as exploring the Khumbu region's distinctive gems. The three passes trek takes you to the remote part of the region, where you get to explore hidden villages, fine valleys, high passes, narrow gullies, and beautiful moraines.
The name of the package itself says three high passes, in which you will cross three high and challenging passes of the Khumbu region, Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass and Kongma La Pass. Crossing these passes is difficult, however, the views you get to witness from the top of them are sensational. The pass trekking is a perfect way to explore the Khumbu region and its unspoiled beauties.
The trek that includes the high passes is not for everyone! You have to be physically fit with strong stamina and endurance to go on this trek. From tempting landscape views to the panoramic Himalayas, rich culture and tradition of the locals, adventure, challenges, bright rushing days, and calm starry nights, the trek is a truly rewarding venture.
At some places, you will find yourself surrounded by other fellow trekkers and locals talking, smiling, and exploring, whereas at some point there will be only you and the Himalayas alone spending time with each other. The three passes trek represents the perfect balance of everything that one might need during the trek.
The rugged landscape of the high passes is populated by the famous high mountain people named “the Sherpas” following a customary way of life. The trek offers a chance to witness the land of the Sherpa and visit Buddhist monasteries along with occasional sightings of rare wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, snow leopard, pheasants, and snow cocks. And, the most legendary Yeti is believed to be living in this region as well.
The trekking in the Everest region is suited for serious adventurers searching for a hard trek in Nepal's Everest region that includes crossing three high pass. In its 18 days length, this journey takes you to indigenous Sherpa cultures, a primitive lifestyle, breathtaking mountains, and high passes. Along the route, you'll see Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse, and Makalu, as well as some of the world's highest massifs.
In addition, this trek brings you to two of the most popular Himalayan vistas, Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar, at 5,643m above sea level, is the highest point on the trek. You can obtain a 360-degree view of the mountains from the summit of this viewpoint, which includes Mt. Everest, Pumori, Lingtren, Nuptse, and Changtse.
Outfitter Nepal has extensive expertise in conducting treks in Nepal's Himalayas. Our Three Passes 18 days trek itinerary package allows you to go on the most thrilling adventure of your life. Join us on one of our Three Passes Trek departure dates, or get in touch with us to tailor an Everest trek to your specific needs. Enjoy this exhilarating, breathtaking journey knowing that our qualified, experienced guides and porters will be ready to assist you at every turn. At Outfitter Nepal, we go to great lengths to ensure that all of your trekking aspirations come true. We look forward to assisting you in creating lifelong memories on your holiday, which can be completely tailored to your preferences.
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Here are some of the most compelling reasons to book your Three Passes Trek to Everest with us.
Best Features of the Everest High Pass Trek
- Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
- Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.
- Visit Tengboche Monastery.
- Visit Namche and Khumjung Village.
- Unforgettable views of Khumbu Ice fall.
- View of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and Khumbu Ice Fall.
- Trek to Everest Three High passes.
- Pass over the Khumbi- La.
- Pass over the Cho la.
- Pass over the Renjo la.
- View from Gokyo Ri.
- Visit of Gokyo Lake and the Valley.
Lukla flight and why? Find the things you will get to see and experience during the Everest Three High Pass Trek
A short 35 minutes flight will take you to the starting point of the ultimate Everest Trek, Lukla. Flying to Lukla is amazing, and it takes a lot of courage to stay on that short trip. The flight will be breathtakingly beautiful and exciting. One of the greatest pleasures of trekking in the Everest region is the flight. What is it about this flight that makes it so thrilling?
It is, in fact, the landing strip of Lukla Airport. At 525 meters (1,729 feet), it has one of the world's shortest runways and one of the world's highest airports at 9,334 feet (2,845 m). When you factor in the steepness of the runway, which dangles from the side of a mountain, you've arrived at the ultimate destination.
The adventurous Everest High Pass Trek through Sagarmatha National Park
The Three Passes Trek through Sagarmatha National Park takes you through a variety of climatic zones and vegetation. You travel through Sagarmatha National Park from Monjo onwards, which is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna. This park is also a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The trek includes numerous ascents and descents, as well as traversing various streams and dense woodlands. During the climb to Everest Base Camp, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, Kangtaiga, and Gyachyung Kang can be seen.
Sagarmatha National Park has long been used as a refuge for endangered animals and birds. The Red Panda and Snow Leopard are two rare animals found in Sagarmatha National Park. The birdlife of Sagarmatha National Park has long been a lure for visitors.
Best Trekking route in the Everest Three High Pass
This High Pass trek in the Everest Region allows you to experience the spectacular beauty of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. The tour begins with a scenic Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. The Everest region route begins in upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Koshi valley, turning in the direction of Sherpa's "bustling Namche Bazaar," in which we are surrounded by beautiful Himalayan views.
The beauty of the village surroundings, such as the exquisite Rhododendron, Magnolia, and enormous fir forest, will astound you while trekking. This journey will take you through the exhilarating Gokyo Valley, which is located adjacent to the Khumbu, as well as the Everest Base Camp.
Spend the night in the biggest Sherpa residence area, Namche Bazar
Namche Bazaar is a significant stop on the High Pass route. It's a great place to visit if you want to explore Nepal's Himalayan area and mountains. The first view of Everest may be seen along the paths from Monjo to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar, at 3,500 meters above sea level, is the beginning point for treks to Everest and other Himalayan peaks. It's a bustling market town with everything from trekking and climbing equipment to Tibetan trinkets.
The picturesque Namche serves as the Everest region’s entrance. It also serves as a memorial to previous mountaineering trips and gives information on Sherpa culture and lifestyle. Yak cheese and butter are well-known in Namche. Namche was once a major trading centre in the Khumbu region, located on the side of an arch-shaped mountain with panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks from all points in the valley. One of the highlights of the journey is Namche! Trekkers usually remain here for several days to acclimate. It's a given that your visit to Namche will be enjoyable!!
Visit the oldest and the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery
Throughout the Everest trek route, the Tengboche Monastery is the main attraction for trekkers, mountaineers, and everyone else. This old monastery, which is also a very important religious holy site in Khumbu, offers breathtaking views of Mt. Amadablam and the surrounding Himalayas. All pilgrims and visitors who enter this hallowed site will be blessed by Guru Rinpoche.
Lama Gulu erected the Tengboche monastery in 1961, but it was devastated by the 1934 earthquake. The monastery was later restored in the same year. However, the monastery was destroyed by fire in 1989 and had to be rebuilt. Regardless of these tragedies, the Tengboche monastery is the Khumbu region's oldest and largest.
Cross Everest three high passes: Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass and Renjo La Pass
The Everest Passes Trek Itinerary package provides an overview of Everest trekking. You'll traverse through three high passes: Kongma La pass, Cho La pass, and Renjo La pass, as well as see Everest Base Camp. As we climb towards Gokyo valley lake and view point of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar, we get stunning views of Everest and the surrounding peaks. It is considered a difficult journey and is favoured by adventure seekers who want to experience everything. The trail to these passes is tough, steep, and rocky. However, upon reaching the top of all these three passes, you can see the fantastic landscape views.
Explore the Everest Base Camp
What can be more intriguing than reaching the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest? Reaching Everest Base Camp itself is a huge achievement. From here, you can see panoramic views of numerous Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Baruntse, and Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc.
At the foot of the Khumbu Glacier, Everest Base Camp is surrounded by some of the world's most recognized peaks. For trekkers from all over the world, the Everest Base Camp is a must-see! Every year, thousands of hikers visit Everest Base Camp and other Nepalese circuits without attempting to reach the peaks. Mt. Everest's base camp is located at the base of the world's tallest mountain (8,848 m). Reaching the Everest Base Camp is a significant accomplishment in and of itself. Beautiful views of the Himalayan Mountains and glaciers may be seen from Everest Base Camp.
Spend a couple of nights in the picturesque Gokyo Lake Valley
Gokyo valley is one of the most beautiful villages, where you will spend the night in the Khumbu region. Located in stunning Gokyo Valley, Gokyo village presents a calm and peaceful environment. Even though you will see fellow trekkers during the peak season, still, the atmosphere here is divine.
The trek in the High Pass region is an exciting excursion to a remote settlement in the magnificent Gokyo Valley, where only a few trekkers make the route. The views you'll get here are magnificent. Surreal beauty includes high Himalayan Mountains, massive glaciers, icefalls, chilly streams, and shimmering lakes.
Witness stunning Gokyo Lake
The Gokyo Lakes, located in the Sagarmatha National Park and close to the Everest Base Camp, are a fantastic place to relax and enjoy a peaceful and exciting atmosphere. At an altitude of 4,700m to 5,000m above sea level, these lakes are the world's highest freshwater lakes. The Gokyo Lakes are made up of six lakes, the largest of which is Thonak Lake. These lakes are unique in that they have higher oxygen levels even at higher elevations. The lakes receive fresh water from the Ngozumpa glacier, which is also the largest glacier in the Himalayas. The turquoise blue colour of the lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains under the blue sky is mesmerizing to see.
Trekking to these tranquil and clean lakes is a fantastic way to see a variety of fascinating and enchanting sights. Gokyo Lakes is noted for its spiritual aspect as well as its challenging treks and tourism. These lakes are significant religious sites for Hindus and Buddhists. This location is packed with worshippers for the holy baths in the lakes during the Janai Purnima festival in August. People venerate this location as the home of Nag Devata (Snake God). The site's main attraction is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu.
Things you should know before keeping the High Passes in your Everest Trek Plan!