How hard is the 3 passes trek?
Difficulty. The three passes trek is rated “Challenging”. It is a very serious adventure given its high pass crossings. It is more challenging than its sibling treks Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes, but not quite as challenging as trekking peaks such as Island Peak and Mera Peak.
What are the 3 passes?
Three Passes Trek Route
- THE TRAIL | The Three Passes Trek trail is very well-defined.
- THE PASSES | As stated above, the passes are Kongma La (18,209 ft / 5,550 m), Cho La (17,782 ft / 5,420 m), and Renjo La (17,560 ft / 5,360 m).
How many miles is 3 passes trek?
Check out this 111.90 mile, loop trail near Chaurikharka, Province 1. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of multiple days to complete. This is a popular trail for backpacking, camping, and hiking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day.
How long does the Three Passes trek take?
The Three Passes trek is the toughest Everest base camp trek there is. Taking 21 days in total it is also the longest trek we run in Nepal. So this is one for the really hardened trekker. If you are up to it, the Three Passes trek really offers all the best of the Khumbu region.
How can I reach Kala Patthar in Nepal?
You will start right down in Gorak Shep and make your way directly behind the village. From there it is just a climb up the black mountain rock of Kala Patthar until you reach the summit.
How do you climb up Island Peak?
There is really only one route to climb Island Peak. The key is to have two nights in Island Peak Base Camp at 5,100m/ 16,732 feet, and use the High Camp at 5,500m/ 18,044 feet, before going on your summit attempt. We also have 3 nights in Namche Bazaar around 3,500m/ 11,500 feet on the trek into Everest Base Camp.
What is Kala Pathar?
Suicide by self-poisoning is a common cause of death, especially in the younger population. More specifically, hair-dye poisoning is being increasingly used for suicide. Paraphenylenediamine (PPD), also known as “Kala pathar”, is a highly toxic ingredient present in hair-dye that can cause death.