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Everest Three Pass Trekking is, without a doubt, the most adventurous trek in Everest region, if not the entire country. The reason why it’s called Everest Three Pass trek is because it allows the trekkers to cross three prominent high altitude passes in the Everest Region. In the process of doing so, the trekkers tend to cover the entire Everest region. Everest Three Pass trek can also be considered as the amalgamation of the major treks of the Everest Region – Everest Base Camp trek, Everest Gokyo Lake trek, and of course, Everest High Pass Trek. With all the attractions to cover, both natural and cultural, the trek can be considered as the perfect journey. Provided that you’re able to complete the entire trek, you’re definitely going to feel that this is one of the best trips you’ve ever been in. Everest Three Pass trek has something for everyone.
Altogether, three pass trekking is a 17 days long journey. During this time, the trekkers trek for around 14 days. The rest of the time is spent acclimatizing and having fun on the route. Quite like other treks in the Everest region, the journey starts and ends at Lukla. The best thing about this trek is that it allows you to explore the entire Khumbu Valley in one go. Provided that you have the time, energy and resources, going on three pass trekking and exploring Khumbu Valley can prove to be the best holiday option for you. As mentioned above, three passes trek covers Everest Base Camp trek and as well as Everest Gokyo Lake trek. So, the same destinations that you cover during these other treks are also covered during Everest High Pass trek. But, there are certain villages and settlement areas that are unique to this trekking journey.
The places that you will cover during three passes trek are Chhukung, which is a village that you will cross right before reaching the first pass, Dzongla, another village that you will cross while going from Kala Patthar to Gokyo, and so on. During the trek, you will also get to climb a mini mountain known as Chhukung Ri. It is a hiking mountain with a height of 5550 m. It is said to offer amazing views of the peaks in the region like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and so on. Chhukung is a significant village in the Everest region which doesn’t just serve as a rest stop for trekkers, but also serves as the starting point of the trail that leads to Imja Peak or Island Peak. These places along with so many others make the three passes trek a gruesome, and as well as an exciting adventure. It is a must try for any trekking or mountaineering freak.
One of the most amazing attractions of the Everest three pass trek are the three high altitude mountain passes. You will cross them at different points during the trek. The first pass that you will cross is Kongma La, which is situated at an elevation of 5200 m. The second pass that you will cross is Cho La, which is situated at an altitude of 5330 m. And the third pass that you will cross, almost at the end is Renjo La, whose height is 5360 m. Now, though these passes add that extra level of difficulty, they also make the journey quite exciting. The trek is marked as a challenging one not just because of the passes but also the length of the journey, the altitude that a trekker needs to cover during the trip, the excruciating weather, rough terrain, and so on. Despite the fact that it’s so tough, Everest Three Pass trek is a sought after trek in Nepal.
Another most exciting feature of three pass trekking is Sagarmatha National Park. Most of the trekking routes and the attractions in the Everest region are situated inside the protected area premises. These attractions include the numerous mountain peaks, rivers, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, icefalls, forests, and most importantly, the priceless wildlife, vegetation and the humans, with their distinct culture and tradition. During your three pass trekking, as the journey takes you through Sagarmatha National Park, you will get to explore all these and many more. The park is known for the varied species of plant life which consists of trees such as rhododendron, birch, juniper, pine, bamboo, and so on. Also, there are 118 species of birds found in the park, like Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Red-Billed Chough, and so on, and numerous species of mammals like Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk Deer, and so on.
Apart from the attractions that are specific to the three pass trekking, you will come across attractions like Everest Base Camp, which is a highlight of Everest Base Camp trekking. The view of Everest from Base Camp is considered to be the best part of Everest Base Camp trekking, however, it’s not quite so. The view of Everest from Base Camp is not as good as that from Kala Patthar, which is a mini mountain, quite like Chhukung Ri, situated at an altitude of 5545 m. Trekkers hike to the top of Kala Patthar to enjoy the most amazing early morning views of peaks in the Everest region. Now, it is true that Everest Base Camp takes you as close as you can get to Mount Everest, however, it also takes you close to Khumbu icefall, which tends to block the crucial views that you could have enjoyed if the icefall wasn’t on the way.
In the same way, another set of attractions that you would come across during three pass trekking, which are not specific to it are the Gokyo Lakes. These are the highlights of the Everest Gokyo Lake trek. Gokyo Lakes are actually a complex of mountain lakes. There are altogether 19 lakes in this complex, all interconnected with each other. And the major lake among them is called Gokyo Lake. The largest and the deepest lake of the complex is Thonak Cho. These lakes are called oligotrophic lakes, which means that their nutrient content, mainly oxygen, is very low. This prevents microorganisms from surviving in the lake. They have a natural blue color, which clearly stands out in an environment that is generally white and grey. The lakes in the Gokyo Lakes complex get all their waters from the nearby Ngozumpa Glacier.
Other attractions that you will come across during the journey include Gokyo Village, which is a beautiful and peaceful settlement area, situated at the bank of Gokyo Lake. You will also get to hike to the top of Gokyo Ri, which is a mini mountain quite like Kala Patthar and Chhukung Ri, with an elevation of 5357 m. it is also said to offer outstanding views of the entire Everest region, and the trekkers tend to hike to reach its top. During the three pass trekking journey, you will also come across settlement areas like Lukla, Namche Bazaar and Tengboche. Lukla is known to be the home of Tenzing Hillary Airport, one of the most dangerous airports in the world. On the other hand, Namche Bazaar is the busiest town in the region. No matter what equipment or item you’re lacking for trekking or mountaineering trip, you can get it all here
Quite like any other trek in the Everest region, one of the most essential elements of three pass trekking are the religion, culture and tradition that you’ll get to experience here, either by communicating with the locals, or by visiting the holy pilgrimage sites. During the trip, you’ll come across this village known as Tengboche, which is known to house Dawa Chholing Gompa. It is the most significant religious and cultural heritage of the entire Khumbu region. People following Buddhism make sure to visit this place during their happiness and sorrows, and offer their homage to the deities here. Despite the fact that monument has been destroyed and re-established twice, it has the same amount of impact in the hearts of its pilgrims.
Happy Holiday Treks & Expedition is an outstanding travel and tour operator. We are the experts when it comes to trekking and expedition, as the company was established by a group of individuals who have years of experience serving the trekkers and mountaineers as guides. We know the ins and outs of the hills and mountains in Nepal, and so, we realize what makes or breaks a trip. If you’re not quite into adventurous journeys, you could also go for laid back ones like luxury tours, jungle safari, food and cultural tours, and so on, as we offer them all. Happy Holiday Treks and Expedition is an affordable and reliable company. Our itineraries feature the most exciting tourist destinations in countries like Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. One of the best things about us is that we prioritize client satisfaction. So, if you’re looking to spend your holidays in any of the places mentioned above, doing any of the above mentioned activities, especially go for Three Pass trekking, contact Happy Holiday Treks and Expedition today. With us by your side, your holidays will never be the same again. You can count on it.
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