How difficult is the Everest three passes trekking

How difficult is the Everest three passes trekking

How difficult is the Everest three passes trekking is commonly asking question by the travelers who wish to go Everest three high passes trek. Everest three passes trek difficulty level is most adventurous and strenuous. You will ascend three challenging passes, Kongma La (5,535m / 18,154 ft), Cho La (5,420m / 17,777ft), and Renjo La, (5,360m /17,580ft) on the Everest 3 Passes trek.  Everest high passes trekking is one of the most challenging and longest trekking in Everest region. Everest high passes trek route is more tougher then regular Everest base camp trek route. The difficulty of Everest 3 high passes trek is crossing the Himalayan high passes, almost the time cover by snow , slippery, rocky  hill ascend and descend thus hiking skill + well equipped is essential .

Everest 3 high passes trekking offer breathtaking Himalayan panorama of whole Everest trekking trails including the 4 above 8000 meters mountains ( Mount Everest 8848m, Mount Lhotse 8516 m, Mount Makalu 8463 m and Mount Cho Oyu 8201m)  and explore the Nepal longest Ngozumpa glaciers, Gokyo Ri 5360m, beautiful Gokyo lake, Everest base camp , Kala patthar 5545 and Tibetan monasteries. Good physical fitness and lots of stamina is necessary trip to Everest high passes trails. Without previous trekking experience doable this trekking tour . This trip has two different options route: clockwise Everest three high passes trek and anticlockwise Everest three passes trek doable as per trekker’s choice.  Everest high passes trek itinerary is depend on trekkers holiday frame and choice of the packages. Everest three high passes trek cost is depend on group size but solo travelers also doable this trek as per holiday schedule.

Let’s delve why Everest high pass trekking is difficult?

The Everest high passes trip itself most exciting adventure treks in Nepal Himalaya lies in Everest region trekking. how hard is the 3 high passes trek ? Need to know in details of before to make trip to Everest high passes route

How hard is the 3 high passes trek?

Everest 3 passes trek is tough for the novice travelers even though strong stamina will help to success the trip . Everest Three Pass trek difficulty follows as trekkers have to walk for 6-7 hours while on three high passes route  with  flat, sloppy, snowy, rough, and rock-strewn trail which adds extra difficulty to this trek. Everest 3 high passes trek grading as tough hiking destination in Everest trekking trails.  

Crossing Himalayan high passes

This is only one Nepal trekking destination cross the three passes in the same trip called the Himalayan high passes trekking in Nepal so required Gaiters and crampons during Everest high passes trip . Almost the high passes route cover by snow and slippery too. It is hazard for solo traveler’s treks in Everest high passes while snowing on the trails

Everest high passes trek distance and duration

Everest high passes trek distance 166 kilometers from Lukla to Lukla and minimum three weeks holiday required which is quite long too . Daily long hiking, ascend up and descend down hill through glaciers growth the difficulty of Everest region three pass trek. If you are tired during the long hiking trip might be difficult to get all the destination and it is another difficulty of the three pass trek route.  

Physical fitness and Mental Preparation:

Good physical fitness is essential for success the Everest high passes trek. Trekkers should have to hike through rocky trekking route so physically fitness will play vital role to success the trip. Well mentally preparation is perfect way to explore the three high passes treks route. Should create strong willing power that helps to go to Everest three passes hiking easily.

Weather and temperature 

Weather and temperature is main difficult of the Everest 3 pass trekking. The weather changed in with in one hour sunny to cloudy , snowy which is hardest factor of this trip. Sometime need to wait full day  to cross the passes even you have options to do this trip without passes too.  Can’t fixed the temperature because of weather condition. Most of the high passes route the temperature will be minus and more freezing too.

Terrain  and altitude sickness

Hiking in Everest three passes involves steep ascents and descents through the rugged trails so trekkers may feel more exhausting comparing the Everest base camp trek route . You will walk almost above 5000 meters and chances suffer by high altitude sickness. This is the core difficulty of Everest 3 high passes trek.

Difficult for the Solo and individual travelers

It is really hard for solo and individual travelers trekking in Everest high passes route as it has several difficult high passes cover with snow. Sometime difficult to find out the way while cross the passes and even there is no sign on the way to Renjo la pass and Kong ma la pass.  Without professional Nepal trekking guide might be difficult hike in Everest high passes trails.

Everest three passes trekking packing list
  • Trekking bag pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Water bottles or hydration bladder (i.e., CamelBak)
  • Sleeping bag rated to -18°C/ 0°F (available for rental if you’re trekking Everest Base Camp through Himalaya Journey Trekking )
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking boots
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Lightweight water filter or iodine water tablets (personal preference)
  • Hand warmers
  • Travel pillow or pillowcase
  • Sleeping bag
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional) Moisture-wicking long-sleeve t-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking short-sleeve t-shirt (1)
  • Heavy fleece or down jacket
  •  Gortex or waterproof jacket with hood
  •  Windbreaker
  •  Rain poncho
  •  Fleece pants
  • Trekking pants (2)
  •  Hiking shorts (1)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Long underwear (2)
  • Underwear (10)
  • Light inner gloves/glove liners
  • Insulated wool or down mittens/gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Broad-brimmed hat
  • Neck gaiter or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Wool hat or balaclava (should cover ears)
Conclusion :

Everest three high passes trekking tour is one of the most exciting treks in Everest  region to explore the beautiful whole Everest trekking trail , Gokyo valley, and Everest base camp with eye catching Himalayan views . Do  the Trek to Everest three high pass once in a life time with memorable travel experience of Nepal Himalayas. Autumn and spring seasons are best time trek in Everest high passes route  with professionalNepal trekking guide. Suggested all the  travelers  do the  Trek to Nepal  Annapurna base camp  through government registered local Nepal trekking company recommended by Lonely planet Nepal travel guide book for the secured journeys in Himalaya. 

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