Things you should know before going on Everest High Passes Trek:
Three High Passes Trek itinerary
Three High Passes Trek begins with a short thrilling flight to Lukla. From here, you will trek following the Dudh Koshi River and Sagarmatha National Park to reach Namche Bazar. From here, the trail ascends to Chhukung via Tengboche and Dingboche. Trekking on a rugged steep path, you will ascend to the first pass, Kongma La Pass. Descend from the pass towards Lobuche, and head to Everest Base Camp via Gorak Shep. From here onwards, the trail moves to Gokyo valley crossing the second pass, Cho La Pass. And, then comes the third and final pass, Renjo La Pass. Passing by Lunde and Thame, you reach Namche Bazar and head back to Lukla.
Best time to go on Everest Three High Passes Trek
March to May and October to November is the best time to go one Everest Three High Passes Trek. These are also the peak time to go on trekking in the Khumbu region. The trail is usually crowded, however as you will be doing the most difficult trek of the region, you will not see as many fellow trekkers. The weather is more stable and moderate in these months.
Food & Accommodation during Everest High Pass Trek
During Everest Three Passes Trek, you have to stay overnight in either tea house or lodge. The rooms will be small but good enough to spend the night. You can spend some time in the dining area, which is generally a common space shared by the guests. Meals are served as per the menu of the lodge/teahouse. You can expect to get dishes like dal bhaat, noodles, momo, sandwich, eggs, tea, coffee, etc.
Everest High Pass Trek difficulty
Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of the most difficult treks in the Khumbu region. You will cross three high passes of the region. The trail will include numerous ascends and descends through steep rugged paths. You will trek on glacier moraines and glacial paths. Therefore, good health and strong stamina are needed to go on Everest Three High Passes Trek.
Things you will get to see & experience during the Everest Three High Passes Trek:
Thrilling flight to Lukla
A short 35 minutes flight will take you to the starting point of the Three High Passes Trek, Lukla. The flight will be thrilling and scenic. You get to see the first glimpse of the Himalayas during the flight.
Trek through Sagarmatha National Park
From Monjo onwards, the trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to numerous flora and fauna. This park is also listed in the UNESCO World Natural Sites. The park has different climatic zones and diverse vegetation. Crossing several streams and forested paths, the trail moves up to Namche Bazar.
Spend the night in the biggest Sherpa residence area, Namche Bazar
Namche Bazar is one of the very famous places among travelers. Despite being located in such a secluded part, this place is a tourist hub of the region. As you will be spending a few nights here, you get to see the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the Sherpa's. You can also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.
Visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery
Located at 3,867 meters in Tengboche village, the Tengboche monastery is the oldest and the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. From the back of the monastery, you can see superb views of the Himalayan Mountains.
Cross three high passes Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass & Renjo La Pass
On Three High Passes Trek, you have to cross three challenging passes Kongma, Cho La, and Renjo La Passes. 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, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc.
Hike to one of the famous vantage points of the region, Kala Patthar
Just above Everest Base Camp is located Kala Patthar's viewpoint. From here, you will see one of the gorgeous sunrises of your life. Moreover, this place is also popular for 360-degree views of Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains.
Spend a couple of nights in picturesque Gokyo village
Gokyo village 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.
Witness stunning Gokyo Lake
Located at 5,000 meters Gokyo Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes you will ever see. The turquoise blue color of the lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains under the blue sky is mesmerizing to see.