Guide To 3 Pass Trek
3 Pass Trek is that the finest treks within the world discover breath-taking vistas of the world’s greatest mountains and immerse you in Nepalese and Sherpa culture. The 3 Pass Trek is one of the most challenging adventure Treks in Everest region, Nepal. The Trek recommended to Adventurous Trekking experience that caters as a challenge to the trekking enthusiasts. The Trekkers need to walk in glacier, rocky ice trail and climbing to famous Himalayan sunrise / sunset viewpoint.
3 pass Trek is trekking to three high passes over 5000 meter altitude (Renjo La 5390m, Cho La 5420m, Kongma La 5528m) and summit three significant peaks (Chukung Ri 5546m , Gokyo Ri 5357m, and Kala Pattar 5643m).
This Adventure 3 pass Trek Take you also Everest base camp, and Gokyo valley through of the less touristic remote part with most beautiful landscapes in the world.
The trek to Three Passes can cost anywhere from US$1,800 to US$2,000, depending on the length of the trip, accommodation, and time of trekking season. The choices of services and mode of transportation also affect the price of the trip.
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla costs hikers nearly USD150 to USD180 per person. Three Passes Trek is a mix of tea houses, lodges, and home-stays, which cost about US$3 to US$5 each day. Prices of accommodations are usually high at the height of the season as many trekkers flock to the region worldwide, causing an increase in demand.
Three Passes has relatively difficult trek routes, with most of the section rugged and bumpy.
Its trails are more demanding than base camp due to continuous steep hills and mountainous terrains filled with rocks and boulders. Climbing the endless routes with frequent ups and downs makes the trek equally strenuous and exhausting.
The excessive elevation gain makes the trek even harder due to low oxygen that causes acute mountain sickness. Due to high altitude, some hikers have severe effects like difficult respiration, while others have mild symptoms such as nausea, headache, anxiety, and others.
Therefore, trekkers must prepare well to tackle the meandering trails of Three Pass that begin from Lukla. They enjoy the scenic flight to Lukla and then navigate the rough course passing through remote Sherpa villages and walking from the bank of Dudh Koshi River.
It walks past several villages, including Tengboche, Dingboche, and Kongma La Pass, before arriving at Imja Khola. From there, the trail takes a steep uphill walk and runs beside the glacial moraine to Dzonglha. Above the Sherpa Valley, the path paves its way through the Ngozumpa glacier and ascends to Gokyo Lake.
At Gokyo, trekkers will be offered an impressive view of snow-capped mountains, tranquil lakes, and stunning landscapes. A day of exploration and the trekkers will descend the trail to the valley via Renjo La Pass.
The hike is relatively more challenging at this section with loose rocks, debris, and continuous uphill climb. After the ascent, the trail runs downhill, passing through Thame, Namche, and Phakding before finishing at Lukla.
Trekkers of Three Passes need to buy a trekking permit, especially for access to Sagarmatha National Park. The permit fee for SAARC nationals is comparatively low, with US$15 as that of foreign nationals. Foreigners are charged US$20 each person for entry to the sanctuary while Nepalese pay a mere US$1.5.
Trekkers will also have to pay an entry fee of US$ 20 per person to Khumbu Pasang Lahmu Rural Municipality. The amount charged will legally allow them to travel the region for up to 4 weeks but for the further stay, they’ll have to pay an extra USD25. The hikers of Three Passes are strongly recommended to hire a trekking guide who can guide them the way.
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