Everest Three High Pass Trek

high passesEverest region has always been on a bucket list of many as it comprises the highest peak in the world “Mt. Everest”. The three passes Trek of Everest is the ultimate fun and adventurous journey to the Himalaya. Renjo La (5,388m/17,513ft), Cho La (5,380m/17,650ft) and Kongma La (5,535m/18,159) are the three passes with other exciting destinations like Gokyo Ri, Kalapathar, EBC and Chukung Ri in one journey. The three passes Trek is the best way to explore the Everest.

Fitness Level:



It takes 16 to 18 days for 3 passes but if you trek resting or if you fall ill or else there may be an unexpected delay then the trip may take max-21 days.

Best Time for trekking:

February – June, September – November are the best seasons. However, July & August may be okay for trekking but the visibility may not be clear due to rainfall.

About the trek:

1. Fun and adventure on the less traveled path
2. Opportunity for the nature photography.
3. Can buy foods on the way and even find best lodges.
4. Not so expensive as other treks.
5. Walk without tents because you can find the restaurants and lodges on the way.
6. Good food and safe area.
7. View many of the mountains on the way. Ama Dablam, much more visible.
8. Weather and environment are not so bad.
9. You can skip any one of the passes and go for other if you want to.

Preventing Altitude Sickness on Everest Base Camp

Everest Base camp is the highest trekking routes in the world that lies in Everest region. As being a trekker, everyone has a dream to go for EBC Trek but the main problem for them is the altitude. At the highest altitude, the trekkers may get altitude sickness which is one of the major problem faced by many while Trekking to EBC.Mount-Everest

So, first of all, let us know what actually is Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS) and hypobaropathy which can develop at any altitude over 2,000 meters. It usually occurs when there is the low amount of oxygen at the high altitude. It can range from mild symptoms to impermanence. AMS is the result of fluid accumulating in parts of the body. When mild symptoms develop, it is a signal that you must stay at that altitude until symptoms have gone away. Never ascend with any symptoms of AMS.

Symptoms of AMS

1. A headache
2. Extreme fatigue
3. Loss of appetite
4. Insomnia
5. Nausea
6. Lack of coordination
7. Swelling of hands and feet

If all the above symptoms are ignored it can worsen as a result you may feel difficulty in breathing, Irritation, cannot walk properly, Heart palpitation, Coughing or bloody sputum. When mild symptoms develop, it is a signal that you must stay at that altitude until symptoms have gone away. Never ascend with any symptoms of AMS.

Prevention of AMS:

1. Having a sensible itinerary is the most important way to avoid altitude illness. It is recommended to climb not more than 1,000ft (300m) a day above an altitude of 10,000 ft (3,000m). If the terrain is such that this is not possible, one needs to have two rest days e.g. 2 rest days are recommended at Namche Bazaar where 2,000ft (600m) is gained in 1 day from Phakding for most itineraries. Having flexibility with 1-2 extra days built into your schedule will allow you to rest when you are not feeling well and help avoid altitude illness. It also helps to `climb high` and `sleep low`.

2. Use Diamox-which blocks an enzyme in the kidney and makes the blood acidic which is interpreted by the brain as a signal to breathe more. Diamox, therefore, enhances the physiological response to altitude by increasing the rate and depth of breathing and it also acts as a mild diuretic. Side effects of the drug are: tingling of fingers and toes and tingling around the mouth. Sulfa allergic individuals are recommended not to take this drug. A prophylactic dose of Diamox is half or one 250mg tablet twice a day. Use of Diamox will not mask the symptoms of altitude illness if it is to occur. Start taking Diamox the day before the ascent to 10,000 ft (3,000m), continue it through your ascent to higher altitudes and stop when you start descending.

3. Another preventive strategy such as Gingko Biloba which was once thought to be useful for altitude illness prevention has not been found useful in several studies. Salmeterol (Serevent) inhaler used to treat asthma can help prevent HAPE and may be used by HAPE susceptible people prophylactically. For persons allergic to sulfa drugs and for abrupt ascents, it is possible to use dexamethasone, a very potent steroid drug.

For mild symptoms, one can stay at the same altitude to see if symptoms will resolve and ascend when symptoms have resolved completely. Diamox can also be used to treat mild to moderate symptoms. If symptoms persist or worsen at this altitude, the descent is required.

For severe symptoms of HACE or HAPE, descent must begin immediately whenever feasible. Helicopter evacuation may be essential for descent unless there is a rapid improvement in medical treatment and walking down is feasible. Physical exertion even when it is of descent can be detrimental to patients with HAPE. Severe HAPE patients should be carried down if helicopter evacuation is not possible.
                                                                                         (source: Abovethehimalaya)




There are several places in Langtang region as a Trekking destination. Langtang region is easily accessible from Kathmandu with or without flights. The region comprises of many natural places with lots of flora and fauna, forests, Himalayas and so forth.

Trekking stamina

Some of the great reasons to choose Langtang region for Trekking are :

1. Beautiful view of mountains

Langtang Lirung (7227m), Langsisa Ri (6427m), Naya Kanga peak (5844m) are the famous peaks that you can view while trekking to Langtang region. Not only these mountains, there are others too which can be viewed in the way while trekking.

2. Good accommodation facility

Lantang is famous for Tea house Trekking. There are lots of Tea houses which offers a bed and meals, hot showers, provide simple services with Nepali food and accommodation for overnight.

3. Friendly environment

As Lantang is famous for Tea houses, these houses are owned by the locals where you can learn and get to know about the culture and tradition of local people. They have the friendly environment and a welcoming attitude.

4. Tasty food

While staying in Tea houses you get to taste the Nepali food, Dal Bhat, macaroni, spaghetti, boiled potatoes, Fresh Yak Curd as well as Seabuckthorn juice and yak cheese.

5. Climbing Kyanjin Ri

The easiest peak to climb Kyanjin Ri(4773m) behind Kyanjin Gompa is the amazing thing that you will experience in Langtang region. You can complete it in 4 to 5 hours.

Trekking Types in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal is gaining popularity more and more nowadays. Many people from around the world enter Nepal for Trekking. Depending on the time availability, budget, personal fitness and trekking destination, trekking in Nepal has basically two types.

1. Teahouse Trektea house trek

A tea house is a basic lodge that offers a bed and meals, in most of the tea house you can get hot showers. It is also known as lodge trekking. It involves stopping each night to eat and sleep on the way. Teahouses provide simple services with Nepali food and accommodation for overnight. The teahouse trekking is popular while trekking from many trials and is the cheapest way to trek in Nepal. Everest region, Annapurna region, and Langtang region are best places for teahouse trekking as in these regions they offer western, continental foods and also Nepalese meal and good accommodation with attached bathroom with hot and cold shower. Teahouses are owned by the local people due to which you can interact with locals, experience local hospitality and local culture too. For details click here

2. Camping TrekCamping

Camping trek is a type of trek where Trekkers bring all the trekking gear, equipment, and necessary food during the Trekking period and stay alive, cooking on the Kitchen Tent, eating on the dining tent, and sleeping on the member tent. It is the natural way of experiencing Nepal. You will be provided with a qualified guide, cook, equipment- tents, sleeping mats, dining tent, kitchen equipment, foods, etc by the company. It is an adventurous and organized kind of Trekking. You will be able to feel the nature closely in your own way. For more click here

How to Choose a Trek in Nepal

yala peakThere are lots of option in Nepal for Trekking as it is the world’s popular destination for Tour and trek. The country consists of many mountains, Himalayas, flora and fauna, rivers and rivulets, and so forth. Due to all these options, one may be confused where to go for. Here are some of the list according to which you can easily choose the perfect destination for you depending on the skills you have, fitness level and many more.

1. For the beginners

If you are new and never trekked before, you can try the short and easy Trek. These kinds of trek don’t need a skill of climbing as well as if you are healthy enough, you can easily access such places. Even, the short trek will let you stay more in Nepal because of which you can experience the city tours, viewpoints, cultural activities, etc. Everest Easy Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Panorama View Treks, Ghandruk Trek, Annapurna Sunrise View Treks, are some of the best treks that you can try as a beginner in Nepal.

2. For the moderate Trekker’s

If you have trekked some of the places before, you can go for a moderate Trek. These kinds of Trek need knowledge about trekking and one needs to be fit as well. Luxurious lodge Treks, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mani Rimdu festival Trek, Sherpa village trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Upper Mustang Trek and so forth are some of the Treks that a moderate Trekker can go for in Nepal.

3. For the Advance Trekker’s

If you love Trekking and has been to many other trekking destinations, you can now try the advanced treks. These kinds of trek need the high and perfect knowledge about trekking as well as you have to be physically fit. Everest Base Camp trek, Manaslu Trek, Gokyo lake trek, Round Annapurna Trek, etc are some of the treks you can give a try as an advanced Trekker in Nepal.

Other things that you may want to know:


Q. What is the best time to Travel in Nepal?
Ans: Nepal is, undoubtedly, a naturally beautiful country that enjoys pleasant weather round the year. Mainly two seasons are considered to be the best seasons. The seasons are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season. Click here for the detailed info.


Q. What to pack?
Ans: Click for here for the info.


Q. What if I got altitude sickness?
Ans: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can develop at any altitude over 2,000 meters. The early symptoms are a headache, extreme fatigue, and loss of appetite. Some people become breathless at rest. AMS is the result of fluid accumulating in parts of the body. It does not belong: in the brain, in the lungs or both. Click here for detailed Prevention.


Q. What about Transportation?
Ans: Click here to know about the service.


If you have any other queries you can go to http://www.abovethehimalaya.com/

Or email: info@abovethehimalaya.com

Best View Points in Nepal

The viewpoints let people view the mountains, sunrise, sunset and the city from above. These places from where beautiful views can be seen are the actual attraction for many tourists as well as the local people.

Today we are going to jot down some of the best and popular viewpoints in Nepal:

1. The KalapattharKalapatthar

The most visited place of Everest, Kalapatthar is popular viewpoint at an altitude of 5545m. It is the spot for the view of Mt. Everest including Lhotse, Nuptse etc. You can even enjoy the alpine forest, waterfalls, glacial rivers, monasteries on the way to Kalapatthar.

2. Poon HillPoonhill

Poonhill lies in Annapurna region at an altitude of 3200m. It the famous among many people specially trekker’s. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri peak are the mountains that you can view from Poonhill with a sunrise in the morning.

3. Nagarkotnagarkot

30 km away from Kathmandu, Nagarkot lies in an altitude of 2195m. It is the nearest and easy point among all. The viewpoint is popular for sunrise and sunset with the panoramic view of the Himalayas that can be seen in clear days.

4. Sarangkotsarangkot

Situated near Pokhara, Sarankot is the well-known viewpoint to see the Himalayas, valleys, and Lakes. It is at an altitude of 1600m. It is the popular place for sunrise view in the morning. Likewise, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and many others Himalayas can also be seen from here.

What Travelers Say

Best Selling Holidays in Nepal