Three High Passes Trek: The Ultimate Trek in Everest Region
By Suman Aryal

The Everest three high passes trek is one of the most exhilarating adventure treks in the Himalayas of Nepal, which beckons us to explore unique gems of the Khumbu region of Nepal.

The Everest three high passes trek is a wild and adventurous trek that follows famous Everest trekking trails and covers three high passes in the Everest region, including Renjo La Pass (5340m), Cho La Pass (5420m), and Kongma La Pass (5535m), the world's highest mountain, Everest Base Camp, famous viewpoint Kalapatthar, GokyoRi and stunning Gokyo Lake.

The trails to Everest three high passes are quite tough, though breathtaking high mountain sceneries, magnificent landscapes, prestigious peaks, tapering ridges, suspension bridges, and vibrant Sherpa villages will compensate for it.

A Cultural Journey to Everest Three High Passes Trek

Everest high pass trek is an invigorating adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal, which covers trekking on popular Everest trails and sightseeing of unique gems of the Khumbu region. This trek also immerses you in different communities of Nepal, which are still following centuries-old lifestyle and preserving the oldest cultures of Nepal.

As they are not updated with modern society, the local people serve foreigners as high beings because in Nepalese society guests are considered as gods. And due to their warm hospitality and friendly service, majority of the trekkers return to Nepal to experience and observe the diverse Nepali culture again.

During the Everest 3 passes trek, we will pass several vibrant Sherpa villages on the way, which provides you the opportunity to interact with local people, especially the Sherpas.

How is the route onwards to Everest three High Pass?

The Everest three high pass trek begins after exploration of the cultural and historical heritage that lies in Kathmandu valley. We will take a flight towards Lukla with scenic aerial views of various snowy white mountains and green terrains.

The official trek to three high passes starts from Lukla towards Phakding and then to the lovely town of Namche Bazaar. We'll have an acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest Base Camp and the bustling bazaar where travelers can get necessary equipment.

Resting and familiarizing with the high altitude will decrease the risk of having high altitude sickness. After visiting Tengboche Monastery, the largest and oldest monastery in Khumbu region, we continue our trek towards Dingboche. Then, we will follow the trail of Kongma La Pass via Chhukung. Our exciting trek journey continues towards Kala Patthar, the most famous place to have an exhilarating view of Mt. Kala Pattharalong, with the views of Mt. Everest in the background.

Crossing Gokyo Ri via Chola La Pass will give you a wonderful opportunity to observe and experience the typical Himalayan remote settlements and many different cultures due to the presence of different ethnic communities such as Sherpas, Gurungs, Magars, and so on. Our trek ends back in Kathmandu after returning to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. Additionally, the trek route includes the beautiful Sherpa village along the Nangpa La Valley.

The place offers the ultimate and complete trekking experience in the Everest region of Nepal. You can also make the short hike to Everest viewpoint from where you can have magnificent mountain views and get the chance to explore the Sherpa museum.

First published on 2 Oct 2021. Mr. Suman Aryal is Nepal Tour and adventure trekking operator. He is well known travel organizer in the Himalaya, and the Everest three high passes trek is most popular trekking trail for those adventure seeker who wants to do a challenging trek. He loves writing and reading about Himalayas.


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