adventure over scenic high passes of Renjo-Tsho and Kongma-La
Everest three passes trek or Khumbus high passes is a unique adventurous trek that takes beyond from standard Everest base camp trail crossing completely mesmerizing and incredible passes of Everest region, Renjo La Pass (5,388m /17,513 ft), Cho La Pass (5,380 m /17,650 ft) and Kongma La Pass (5,535m / 18,159).
These are undoubtedly the most unique and awesome destination a truly a life time experience for the hard core trekkers this is totally a combination of all highlights that trekking in Khumbu has to offer, this trip leads to the worlds highest Everest Camp with a view of notorious Khumbu Ice fall and its Glaciers. This trip is purely for hard trekkers a true adventure in the most popular Everest region of Nepal within the highest world heritage at Sagarmatha National Park.
Unlike mountaineering and climbing expeditions, this Everest three passes offers strenuous effort but with less technical skill and challenge, but an adventurous challenge of its own kind as this trek leads to the three most incredible high passes of Everest / Khumbu region via hidden trails enclosed with giant peaks.
Traversing these three high passes is a pure challenge for some people with a life time experience.
This adventure starts with a short scenic flight to Lukla from here following the main Everest Base Camp trekking route up to Namche bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu region with officials headquarters, ATMs, Internet, Shops and other facilities. After a good acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, route leads to Thame village and Lungdhen, then moving on to cross the first pass at Renjo-la which takes down to the beautiful mountain lake at Gokyo, spending two nights in Gokyo, then heading towards Everest Base Camp crossing another second pass of Cho-la often spelled as Tsho-la. Then the trail leads to Everest base camp via Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar, 5,545 meters / 18,192 ft and lofty Mt. Pumori, after a wonderful time at Base Camp and hike to Kalapatthar with tremendous awesome scenery of surrounding giant mountains with Everest in mere distance, the trek leads back to Lobuche for the last and the highest pass of this trip at Khongma-la 5,535 meters then heading back on the main trail back to Lukla via the famed Thyangboche Monastery and Namche Bazaar concluding this mind blowing adventure with Himex Nepal with a short scenic flight back to Kathmandu.
Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.
Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.
insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.
Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:
Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.
Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………
Guide and Porters:
On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.
All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.
Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.
Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.
Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.
We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).
Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:
High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.
Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.
To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.
The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.
On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.
The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb
Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.
This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma).
Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.
Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.
In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.