As if the Everest Base Camp Trek was not difficult enough, here is another challenge for all trekkers. Everest Three Pass Trek leads you to the three high passes in the Everest region, each over 5000m in altitude. These passes include Renjo La (5,340m), Kongma La (5,535m) and Chola La (5,368m). This demanding package is tailored mostly for the avid trekkers who have previous experience.
However, these high passes are not the only attraction of this heavenly trek. From the beautiful glaciers, to the famous KalaPathar (5,535m) and eventually the Everest Base Camp (5,364m) itself, the entire adventure brings together an arduous journey which is well supplemented by the present of four of the highest mountains including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Makalu (8,470m), Cho Yu (8,156m), Mt.Lhotse (8,591m), as well as several others. The view from the high passes is extraordinary and rarely trekkers will get to be surrounded by these ice giants and walk on the rocky trails.
The three high passes will test the limit of the stamina as the trekkers cross one pass after another. The view of the Gokyo Lake is amazing and the beautiful Sherpa villages with their unique lifestyle are yet another highlight of this journey. Happy Land Trek has tailored this three-weeks journey so that the trekkers can enjoy the full adventure without worrying about food, accommodation or luggage.
As every other trek in the Khumbu region, Everest Three Pass Trek starts from Lukla after a flight from Kathmandu. We move to Namche Bazar (3,535m)- the gateway to the Khumbu region. As we conquer the three high passes we will also visit the Gokyo Lake and Kala Pathar where the view of the mighty Everest is definitely worth seeing.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel and over night in Kathmandu preparation for trekking.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) by flight 40minutes, breakfast in Lukla after breakfast trek to Phakding. (2610m)
Day 03: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar. (3440m)
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar: rest, chilling, exploration and enjoying the view.
Day 05: Trek Namche Bazaar to Thame. (3820m)
Day 06: Trek Thame to Lumde. (4368m)
Day 07: Trek Lumde to Gokyao (4790m) via Renjo La pass. (5360m)
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Gokyao Valley and exploring around and Gokyao Ri hiking. (5360m)
Day 09: Trek Gokyao to Thangnak. (4770m)
Day 10: Trek Thangnak to Zhogla (4830m) via Chola Pass. 95420m)
Day 11: Trek Zhogla to Lobuche. (4910m)
Day 12: Trek Lobuche to Chhukhung (4730m) via Khumbula pass. (5535m)
Day 13: Trek Chhukhung to Tengboche. (3868m)
Day 14: Trek Tengboche to Namche Bazaar. (3440m)
Day 15: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla. (2840m)
Day 16: Morning flight back to Kathmandu (1336m) from Lukla.
Day 17: Departure to international airport or if you have few days extra in Kathmandu you can chill, do shopping, sightseeing, etc.
We trek per day between 4 to 8 hours it’s depending on the walk, we can always tailor the date to you and your needs. While trekking with Happyland Treks we recommends you to drink 3 to 5 liters water per day. Water is known to help when combating mountain altitude sickness.
During the trek almost every village you will have access to boiled purified drinking water, bottle of water and hot water for the drink which is cost started from 100 – 500 rupee per liters depends where you are.
For the shower cold shower is free but we are not recommends cold shower during the trek because it cold up there, so it’s better to have hot shower which is possible by Gas Geysers or Hot Bucked and prices started from 200 – 500 rupee per head. For the camera/mobile battery we always recommends you bring some extra batteries if possible, you can have Mobile/Camera Battery charge almost every tea house the places where you staying in the night and it cost 200 – 500 per battery charge.
When trekking you will go through terrain that can be flat, downhill uphill and at points with lots of stairs.
We are always there to help and support you and your journey. Learning about local culture and their Sherpa people. Visiting Gomba, monastery, prayer flag and prayer wells. Reaching to Renjo La Pass 5360m. Gokyao Ri 5357m. and Khumbula Pass 5535m. During the trip we will sleep at a maximum altitude of 4830m. (Zhogla) Small domestic flight to Lukla-Tenjin Hilari Airport, Khumbu District. Mt Everest 8848m. Highest point on the earth. Small domestic flight to Lukla-Tenjin Hilari Airport, (Khumbu District) Mt Everest 8848m. Highest point on the earth.
Mt. Everest knows as three different name as:
We are in the tea house trekking
Tea house trek basically means small hotel with cozy room established along the trekking route that provide room and food. Most of this established family owned and home cooked meals are serve as well as different type of food European and western food it bit of different but it’s good.
Mountain Sickness and prevention
Mountain Altitude Sickness can affect anyone above 3000 meters. Altitude Sickness affects people regardless of sex. Age and fitness. If you are showing signs of mountain altitude sickness your safety is our first priority and we will facilitate you getting down as fast as possible. We suggest prior to trekking to ensure you are in good health and have consulted with your GP. It is recommended prior to departing walking training is done so you have the most enjoyable time whilst trekking. Please don’t hesitate ask more.
ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS!
Many people suffer from mild symptoms of AMS (ACCUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS) A light headache, loss of appetite and disturbed sleep may occur when suffering from AMS. If you experience any of these symptoms do not continue ascend. Instead, stay where you are or go down to acclimatize. Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema (swelling of the brain) Hape – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (fluids in the lungs)
SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: Persistent severe headache, difficulty breathing, confused thinking, loss of appetite, rapid breathing or breathlessness at rest, vomiting, coughing up pink, brown or white sputum, sound of liquid in the lungs, blueness of face and lips, severe lethargy (not wanting to do anything), persistent bubbling cough, or persistent increased heart rate (110 per minute)
Prevention:- Drink plenty of water (not alcoholic beverage) and eat fruit - especially when crossing high pass.
Accommodation in Kathmandu
(Accommodation in Kathmandu not include in this prices because accommodation in Kathmandu always different prices according to the tourist season and it’s depends where would you like to stay. But we are always happy to help you if you need any help for book the accommodation or any information according to your choice.)
We did this trek end of February and our guide took us through the three high passes of the Everest region and never failed to encourage us in the difficult moments. We got an awesome view every morning before the wind came. Knowing that this trek is one of the most challenging I can say that I will forever cherish this memory as one of my best achievement, and be forever thankful to Bimal and his company for his helpfulness and friendliness.
All the staff at Happyland Treks were very helpful. The guide Happy was a great guide full of energy and knows all around he is funny guide. As far as the trek goes & would recommend the trek to anybody. once you get past Namche Bazaar everyday will be full of beautiful scenery.