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The Everest Three Passes Trek is the ultimate adventure and one of the most popular and highly-regarded treks in the Everest region. This trek offers not only the opportunity to reach the famed Everest Base Camp but also traverse through the three highest passes in the Khumbu region - the Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,782ft), and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft). This trek is a challenging but rewarding experience that offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers, as well as a chance to immerse oneself in the unique Sherpa culture and lifestyle.
The Everest Three Passes Trek takes you on a journey from the lively streets of Kathmandu to the sublime grandeur of Nepal's high Himalayas. This challenging trek leads you not only to the base of the world's highest peak but also over three imposing 5,000m+ passes - Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Renjo La Pass (5,340m) - and to the Gokyo region and its beautiful lakes. While trekking along the traditional trade routes through the villages, you will gain a deeper understanding of the mountain life in Nepal and appreciate the remarkable adaptability, resilience, and tenacity of the Sherpa people.
The Everest Three Passes Trek is not for the faint-hearted but is ideal for those seeking a challenge, wanting to delve deep into the mountains, cross lofty Himalayan passes, and immerse themselves in the rich Sherpa culture.
Initiative Outdoor uses a layering system where different pieces of clothing are worn together or separately to achieve optimum body temperature control. The upper body garments listed here are either synthetic or merino wool garments that retain their insulating properties when wet, or nylon or Gore-Tex layers which help prevent heat loss by cutting wind, rain, and snow.
UPPER BODY LAYERS
|T-Shirts – walking
|We recommend merino wool, Capilene or other synthetic fabric as they wick away the moisture and dry quickly. No cotton.
|T-shirt – sleeping
|This can be cotton
|Base layers (ie thermal top)
|Lightweight or mid-weight long-sleeved t-shirt of merino wool, polyester, Capilene, or Polartec power dry
|Top insulating Layers
|Mid-weight fleece that can be worn over other layers
LOWER BODY LAYERS
|Sufficient for the trek (remember you can wash them)
|T-shirt – sleepingThermal long johns/long underwear
|Lightweight quick-dry trousers (no cotton). Zip offs are good
|1 pair of lightweight tracksuit bottoms (sweat pants) or yoga style trousers for evening wear and sleeping in. No jeans.
|If no zip-off trousers. Below the knee for ladies
PACKS & BAGS
|Approx. 35ltrs. We will provide you with a duffle bag for your trekking gear
|Sleeping bag with compression sack
|Minimum 3 season
|Sleeping bag liner
|Must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support
|Flip flops/Camp shoes
|Lightweight for evening use
|One liter each, Nalgene or Sig style or a bladder if preferred
|Water purification drops
|Cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (Piyus)
|With SPF factor
|We recommend SPF 30 or greater
|Personal first aid kit
|To include any prescribed medications
|Useful for a variety of purposes.
|Flashlight /head torch
|Head torch is best as it leaves your hands free + extra batteries
|Lightweight and compact
|Travel size items for the trek & eco friendly if possible
|Instant Hand Sanitizer
|Alcohol-based for keeping hands clean
|Good selection available in KTM
|With charger &/or extra batteries
|Toilet paper & rubbish bag
|Pack of cards/travel game
|For evening entertainment
|Always useful and a must-have if you want a local sim card
|Photocopies of all your important documents
|A great sense of humor & a positive attitude
|Essential – don’t come without it!! J
This is a guideline only
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