Trip Introduction: 21 Days Everest Three Passes Trek 2022, 2023 - Formidable trek to meet the towering trio of Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,420m) and Renjo La at (5,340m)
‘adventure over high scenic passes in the shade of towering Mt. Everest’
21 Days Everest Three Passes Trek is an adventurous high pass trek that needs no trek introduction. It’s a symbol of best of challenges that leads you deep into the Everest Region. It is an adrenaline pumping trek journey to meet the splendid trio passes above the 5000 meters mark; Known to the world as the Cho La, Renjo La, and Kongma La. This is a formidable trekking circuit for adventure junkies who thrive on challenges and ready to take one step ahead.
This Everest Three Passes trekking trail journey is intense and fulfilling. It provides a closer look into the hostile terrain, freezing climate, and persistent individual struggle in towering altitudes. The Everest High Passes Trek takes you to the lesser frequented trails of the Everest Base Camp. The three high passes trek ventures through the towering Kalapathar serene Gokyo valley with its emerald lakes. It is a trekking tale of mountain way of life and its constant struggle for survival in such trying conditions. Combating such an unfriendly nature around them they continue with warm smiles for visitors despite the spine chilling cold.
The 21 Days Everest Three Passes trek route takes you into the untouched valley of Nangpa la. It is an age old Sherpa village where trekkers get to feel the power of nature that blends well with the vibrant village of Thame. This abode is home to one of the biggest monasteries in the Khumbu region. It is said to be one of the supreme best in the world. This dramatic adventure begins from lush green vegetation and hills covered in fir, pines, juniper, rhododendron, birch tree lines to reach arid and barren arctic zone in between high mountains on crossing over scenic passes.
Everest high Pass Trekking circuit is an intimidating trek that initiates with a gradual, pleasant moderate to adventurous walks. Later it converges into a demanding and a challenging one involving steep climb in the range of 5,000 meters passes. However it’s worth the effort as you will be rewarded with glorious mountain panorama and scenic views of alluring landscapes scenery.
The start of 21 Days Everest Three passes trekking story
This incredible adventure begins from the capital city Kathmandu as well the commercial hub of the country at first. Next after an interesting and a pleasant sightseeing tour around world heritage sites that Kathmandu has to offer. The next day a short panoramic flight takes you across to the small airstrip in Lukla. It is a busy Sherpa town where most treks and various adventures around high Khumbu within Everest takes place. From here the trek move forward towards the scenic Dudh Kosi River valley and gorge crossing several exciting bridges and walking into nice traditional villages to enter Sagarmatha National Park.
Sagarmatha is a name for Everest in a Nepalese dialect whilst the local Sherpa’s call it Chomolungma which is of Tibetan origin. Listed by the UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1979 this park is home to exotic and rare flora and fauna, where most of world tallest peaks located. A gradual paced walk leads us towards a steep climb then leaving the river behind us we reach the popular Namche Bazaar. This splendid village belongs to the Khumbu Sherpa where busy and exciting market held once a week on Saturday. It is one of the best places for acclimatization and exploration.
Namche Bazaar a popular spot for trekkers where one can take hike around its scenic view points. The extraordinary vies of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse with majestic Amadablam one of the best around Himalaya. Namche is the place from where we start our onward high trail journey towards the iconic three passes. On the trail we will be greeted by wonderful views of high snow mountain ranges impressive Thyangboche monastery and the Everest and Amadablam as well.
We delve deep into the interiors and observe monks and high priest in religious activities in the harmony of alpine woodland high mountains. The tree lines makes way for the actual adventure of rugged high passes begins from the Imjatse valley. The walks become exciting taking on the moraine and ice traversing from Chukung and Dingboche settlements with climb to the top of Kongma-la.
We carefully set or our foot in-between massive wall of Mt. Nuptse and Pokalde peaks then take an ideal downhill descent to the Khumbu glacier to reach our overnight stop at Lobuche. Next morning we resume from Lobuche heading straight into the arctic zone where Everest base camp is in our sights. Making a climb up to excellent vantage point of Kala Pathar we get astonishing glimpses of views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. From Kala Pathar and Everest base camp, we take on the second high Cho-la pass to reach magnificent Gokyo valley.
A place that holds a fairy tale glimpse of simmering glacial lakes along with grandest of views of the Mt. Cho-Oyu mountain in the north direction. Enjoying a pleasant and absorbing moments at the beautiful Gokyo the adventure then moves on towards the much awaited ultimate third pass the Renjo-la. A steep climbing trail is the last one to conquer to be on the top of Renjo-la. The rewards here is amazing as we get the sensational panoramic of world four highest mountains from Everest, Lhotse, and Cho-Oyu with 5th highest Mt. Makalu. Being here gives us a feeling of mission accomplished of making it to the famed three passes.
We then slowly descend downhill to western end of Khumbu at Thame village. It has the oldest monastery of the area and a confluence of old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade Route to Tibet. Next we slowly follow the trekking route that leads us back into lush green forest to reach Namche Bazaar and then Lukla. We make our final overnight stay around Khumbu and Everest region. The next morning we head towards the Lukla airport for a short sweeping flight to Kathmandu. This puts curtain on our 21 days of exceptional high passes trek that only gives us a mesmerizing and overwhelming experience of Everest high Himalayas.
Best Time to Trek to Everest Three High Passes:
The success of Everest Three High Passes Trek primarily is heavily dependent on the ever changing weather and its moods. In general spring and autumn seasons are considered to be the best when the skies are clear and there is no rain. The fascinating clear skies allow you to marvel at the splendid mountain vistas without confronting with the cold during the spring and autumn.
The trek gets demanding especially during the winters and monsoon, but adventure seekers prefer and stand up to these challenges. If you happen to be the one then Trekking Planner Nepal organizes three high passes treks throughout the year. Come join the band of avid trekkers to take on the highly formidable trek journey to test your limits and enduring capabilities. Getting a pre-hand actual forecast of the Everest Region cannot be ascertained at any time of the year. Yet trekking is easy in certain seasons.
January to February
It is by far one of the coldest season - especially from early January to February, with heavy snowfall and cold temperatures, mainly at night. If you are allergic to colds, we advise you not to trek during these months.
March to April
These months are considered to be the best seasons for doing Everest 3 High Passes Trek in Nepal. It is probably one of the best times to get the stunning views of Himalayan ranges and glaciers. Being the season of spring the weather begins to warms up, bringing about the natures flora and fauna to life. Also it is a busy trekking season too.
May to June
This is an in between time but a perfect season for trekking before the rainfall actually arrives. It is an ideal mix of spring and summer that makes the treks enjoyable and fun filled.
July to August
This time of the year the rainfall is at its peak. There are chances that the flights from and to Lukla may get cancelled during this time. On the other hand the downpour proves to be a blessing in disguise for it provides spectacular views of the waterfall to the trekkers who dare. The Everest three High Passes Trek gets dicey a bit but still manageable.
Trekking Planner organizes this particular trek in these seasons as well.
September to October
These months announces the arrival of perfect seasons for making it to the Everest Three High Passes Trek. As the monsoon slowly ends, clear skies start to appear, and a favourable trekking climate sets in. Besides that Nepal's biggest festivals also falls during these months giving you to rejoice and explore more.
November to December
The winter is around the corner and slowly snowfalls begin in the Himalayas region, making conditions tough for trekking. Nights get extremely cold however during the daytime the skies remain clear providing splendid views of staggering mountains.
Physical Endurance levels for 21 Days Everest Three High Passes Trek
The Everest Three High Passes Trek is formidable trekking circuit yet comes with its own set of rewards. The hiking generally ranges from 5 to 7 hours each day. It invariable varies with the destination, and with required regular breaks to praise the mountain views.
The Everest three high passes trek routes comprises of long climbs, steep descents, and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and the forests. If you have good enduring capabilities and the stamina it will give you the best chance to enjoy the journey till the end. However you need not have hard core trekking experience or an exceptional physical ability to attempt this trek. Never attempt this trek if you suffer from serious medical conditions like heart or lung diseases or any kind of chronic illness.
Power for recharge, and clean water on the Everest High Pases Trek
The Everest region lodge generally are well equipped with good electricity supply. You can recharge your camera and mobile. However, you need to pay for the services taken.
For water you can either buy bottled mineral water from local lodges. The other option you get is to purchase it en route shops or fill your bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. Trekking Planner Nepal provides water purification pills if you need them.
It is advisable not to drink water from the river sources directly. The tap, or wells in the trekking regions might not be as hygienic and pure as it may appear to be.