BlogEverest three High pass Trekking


3 Jul 2019 snowpath

Everest three high pass trekking itinerary in Everest region is, in fact, a Everest Round trekking. It starts at Lukla, makes a circuit from Namche Bazaar to Namche Bazaar and ends at Lukla. Moreover, the Everest three high pass trekking approximately covers 75% of Everest trekking region. Three high pass namely Renjo-La (5345m), Cho-La (5370m) and Kongma- La (5535m) including Everest Base Camp and Gokyo trekking ultimately makes Everest Round trekking.

The trekking starts upon flying to Lukla. From Namche Bazaar trekking through Thame and crossing Renjo-La pass trekkers are in beautiful valley of Everest the Gokyo. From Gokyo crossing Cho-La pass trekkers join to famous trekking path to Everest Base Camp. Upon conquering Everest Base camp, trekker heads to last high pass Kongma-La pass from Lobuche. Descending, from Kongma-La pass trekker joins to Chhukung and finally to Tengboche and Namche, the trekking hub of Everest trekking region. Thus, Everest three high pass trekking is Everest Round trekking. All the interesting, beautiful, famous landscape and places of Everest trekking region come under single itinerary.

Everest three high pass trekking is unique trekking itinerary in different way. Again, it is not only about high grade of adventure. Various climatic zone, wildlife and vegetation, raw Sherpa culture around Lungden, Mirlung, famous monasteries in Thame and Tengboche, numerous chortens, manis wall are some highlights of Everest Round trekking. Renjo-La and Gokyo ri is the place from where trekker can summarize the whole landscape of Everest trekking region, especially of deep northern side. Superiorly, two famous places of Everest trekking region Gokyo valley and Everest Base camp is joint by thrilling Cho-La pass. Stepping Everest Base camp and enjoying the close-up view of Mount Everest from Kalapatthar, trekker heads to Kongma-La pass. The pass is popular to enjoy the landscape and mountain of eastern Nepal especially Makalu and Kanchenjunga. The settlement of people around interesting place Chhukung is something trekker enjoys for sure.

However, this beautiful trekking might not be convenient for general trekkers. Firstly, 20 days itself is a long itinerary. Importantly, trekkers need to have general idea of trekking in Nepal. Crossing three high pass trekking really requires some desire, fitness, excitement, and courage. Especially for trekkers who live around the sea level and tropical region of the planet. The things become much easier and efficient to those trekkers who has done few trekking in past and has few experiences of trekking in Nepal. The long Everest Round trekking itinerary seems to make the trekking expensive, but considering the opportunity to explore massive area of Everest trekking region, it is actually economic.

There are also few debates of starting and completing Everest three high pass trekking clockwise or anti-clockwise. There is nothing much differences. Some trekking agency claims trekking anti-clockwise can reduce the chances of Altitude sickness attack. Which we believe is not a sure-shot to tackle Altitude sickness. If that would have been the case, then lots of trekkers never would have chosen Everest three high pass with Island peak itinerary from clockwise direction. Seeing a close-up view of Mount Everest from Kalapatthar, there is no good reason left to cross a Renjo-La pass. Trekking anti clockwise kills the beauty, excitement, curiosity, and purpose of Everest three high pass trek once they capture Everest from such a close range. It is not good if trekker decides to skip Cho-La pass and Renjo-La pass after reaching Everest Base Camp. Regarding concern on altitude sickness, a day hike to Sumdur peak at Thame is enough to acclimatize to cross Renjo-La.

However, starting clockwise, trekker can spend quality times at some of the isolated, quiet and remote places of Everest trekking region. Which itself is thrilling and adventurous. After all, Everest three high pass trekking is meant for adventure. Moreover, we don’t want trekker to make wrong decision of not crossing Renjo-La after reaching Gokyo valley. But if a trekker is not sure and satisfied with our reasoning, we provide optional itinerary to address his/her concerns.

Highlights of Everest three high pass trek

Here we point out the highlights of Everest three high pass trek. This article might or might not address the concerns and questions of trekker. It is hard to provide actual visual of Everest three high pass trek with words. So, there are chances that we might have missed out some important things. Write us back for any concerns.

Doubtless, after the name of trekking itinerary, Renjo-La, Cho-La and Kongma-La pass are the main highlights of Everest three pass trek.

The trekking covers almost 75% of Everest trekking region. More importantly, making an itinerary somewhat like Everest Round trekking.

Starting with forested climatic zone at Lukla, trekker gets an opportunity to trek on sub-alpine, alpine and ultimately the deepest snowline of Everest trekking region.

The forested and sub-alpine region of Everest three high pass trekking, specially sub-alpine forest around Tengboche and Thame, provides great habitat for mountain mammals and birds.

In less visited and touristic places like Thame, Lungden, Mirlung trekker can actually enjoy the raw culture, tradition and day to day life of Sherpa people around Bhot valley. Unlike other commercial places of Everest, it carries high significance. Thame Monastery is one of the most popular monasteries in Everest trekking region.

Automatic inclusion of Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp makes Everest three high pass trekking appealing to trekker. And a complete trekking package in Everest trekking region.

Three passes are unique from the perspective of their location and the scenery they offer. Trekking through Renjo-La, it is great spot to explore northern side of Everest region. Cho-La pass offers an excellent view of middle section of huge Everest trekking region. Kongma-La is the pass from where trekker can enjoy eastern high Himalaya ranges of Nepal.

Gokyo Lakes, view from Gokyo-ri, close up view of Mount Everest from Kalapatthar are things that words cannot describe unless one visit oneself.

Economic as well, since trekker can enjoy most of the landscape of Everest in single itinerary.

Peak climbing is another thing trekker can add on Everest three high pass trek. Merely, adding 2 -3 days extra in regular trekking itinerary.