Trying to make Everest routes harder how about by taking the Everest three pass trek trail? Oh, you will have your adrenaline rushing all over your body? The beautiful area to explore with high alpine pastures rewarding side trips, holy lakes, stunning mountain views, and cultural interactions think about all of this. Away in the lap of Everest and struggles to reach the targeted point. Once you have reached the point, the efforts are worth it.
The remote passes of the Everest region like Renjo La Pass (5464m), Cho La Pass ( 5420 m), and Kongma La Pass (5535m) pass through the rural and get the single best view of Everest. You can get comfort on other trekking routes but three pass trek is quite different. The view is spectacular and the efforts you keep are worth it. So, without any further delay let us get into more information about three pass trek.
Everest (8848.86m) is one of the highest mountains which is a magnetic pull for trekkers, mountaineers, and adventure seekers. The trekking trails are quite commercialized, but nothing comes close to trails routing around three pass treks. While the trek is quite challenging from weather to route what are the three passes on this route?
The longest and perhaps most challenging pass along this route is Kongma La Pass (18209 feet, or 5,550 meters). Everest Base Camp begins in Dingboche and continues to Lobuche. The highest point of the Kongma La is Lobuche, where the Kongma La pass finishes. You cross the river carefully when walking from Chukhung village, making your way down the uneven trail.
You will continue along the dirt trail in the mountainside as you gradually gain altitude. You will see red arrows painted on the rocks at this time. A day hike from Chukung to the highlands of Chukung Ri is highly advised if you’re tackling the challenge.
Taking in the stunning Ama Dablam Mountain and the enormous lowlands on either side. As you continue, you will be surrounded by breathtaking views of the Kongma La pass, the Lhotse and Nuptse mountains, and more.
Throughout the spectacular views, you will also get a glimpse of smaller lakes in the region which may be frozen depending on the season of the year. The best part is you will get to enjoy the perfect beauty of Sagarmatha National Park while following all the sherpa Chorten along the trail.
While getting some marvelous views of the landscape, you will soon enough begin to pick up the excitement again on the trail. You can expect a lot more incline as you follow the trail further up in the height. Make sure to take some breaks, when necessary, as here the routes can be seriously tough and you do not want to use all your energy.
Out of the three passes, the path of Kongma La is quite a zig-zag route down to the bottom. You will observe the small rock piles following those during tricker sections helping to guide you in the right direction.
Cho La Pass (17782 ft, 5420 m) is medium among the three regarding difficulty. Yeah, you heard that right: you have to cross a glacier might say micro spikes are quite helpful here.
While crossing the short glacier and most people cross without the help of an ice axe and rope. However, safety comes first. Meanwhile, there is no presence of technical difficulties under good weather conditions. But we have to be careful during the extreme weather conditions making the path much slippery and steep.
As you make your way from the Gorak Shep down to the valley Pheriche, your journey will officially begin. For those who desire to explore the Everest paths further, this route connects Dzongla village and is mostly known for its breathtaking views of the Gokyo lakes.
You will go around Cholatse (20784 ft. 6335 m) and Taboche on this route (20889 ft, 6367 m). The first part of the route is relatively easy as you will trek it for around 50-60 minutes on mostly flat terrain. While observing the spectacular views of the Himalayan landscape.
While ascending the path you will see a small river to your left and a mountainside to your right. Soon enough you will observe the small village of Thagnak. Further taking the step you might take a break for a while before reaching Gokyo.
There are some nice viewpoints spots including several highlights like Gokyo Ri, Renjo La Pass, the lake, and the village. Enjoying the short hike while exploring the various options available might be quite fun.
Renjo La Pass (17560 ft. 5360 m) is one of the easier passes on the three pass trek. This is the place where you will face slightly fewer steep slopes and difficult trails. But you might have to pass through the rugged trail into the valley.
The Renjo La pass allows the trekkers to cross between Gokyo, and Nagpala, providing a gorgeous view of the several peaks. Peaks like Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest will be near you while standing there in amazement. The cloud similar to floating enhances the beauty of mother nature in a magnificent way.
Starting from Gokyo and ending at Lungde village, there is a lot to offer during its trail. After circling the Gokyo lake, you can ascend the Renjo la pass. Further reaching the top you will again zigzag towards the bottom and head down the valley.
After circling your way around, you will approach the village of Lungde. Meanwhile, continue straight from the point and after a couple of hours, you will reach Thame ending the three-pass trek,
The classic trek of Nepalese trekking routes provides you with marvelous views breathtaking adventures and many more. While you might be planning the trip there will be lots of things going around your head but mark the possible things by making a list.
First, since the Everest region mostly have extreme weather condition and you might want to know which season will be a perfect fit for your trip. The Everest region experiences four seasons autumn, spring, summer, and winter.
The autumn and spring season is the perfect fit for the trekking season. Summer can also be perfect for your journey but the winter season can be a bit harsh for your trekking experience.
During the fall season, most people will not pursue the trails you will not find the path crowded. While spring season is the best season so it might often be crowded with people. But when you will get to see all the efforts you have put in have given you access to see the majestic views of the Himalayas.
The summer season starts in June, July, August, and September whereas winter starts in December, January, and February. The weather condition is quite extreme between these two seasons only.
While the summer season may have quite a favorable time since it provides temperate weather. But there might be the scorching sun which will not be good for your hiking. The winter season makes the temperature extremely low making it hard for people to tackle the temperature.
Likewise, snow falls anytime making the path slippery. Also being an obstacle to the majestic views of mountains and other viewpoints. Sadly, you might not get a chance to see the beautiful sunrise from the tallest point in the world.
The journey of three pass trek is once in a lifetime opportunity if you are willing to put in a bit more thrill in your trip. You can pursue this trek in the winter season as many people have already completed this trip in the winter season. We as your guardian in your trekking will guide you on your trip during your difficulty.
You might have thought about traveling alone to the Everest region. But if you are a beginner and planning to explore the beast, I highly recommend you not to travel without a guide.
The biggest decision mistake is whether to not hire a guide. Hear me out first. The main tea houses are well-equipped and filled with trekkers, porters, and villages. A guide is not only about the routes but also about the logistic of where to stay and learn more about the culture.
Away from these trails, you will have to carry some of the essentials for your trekking which might get heavier. You might have to hire a porter as well which might be a bit expensive. This is where we step in, we will make sure to keep the cost of the porter and guide under your budget making your journey quite smooth.
Only experienced trekkers can tackle the Nepalese trekking routes, especially the three-pass trek all by themselves. For most the security of having a knowledgeable guide who understands the terrain is worth the expense. It is worth noting that deaths, disappearances, and incidents happen due to trekkers being alone.
Make sure to have proper research and prepare for the trekking journey according to your requirements. Hope you will have a great adventure and fun on your journey of three pass trek.