Trekking to the Everest region is more than just an adventure. It is an effort to achieve a success over oneself, not only that but also a pilgrimage to the Sherpa domination and supremacy of Buddhism. Everest Trekking takes the adventurers over to the lushness of natural beauty and provides challenge to stamina of the trekkers and exploration of cultural and biodiversity along with cultural and traditional heritages and legacies. Trekking in Everest region is the second most popular in stylish trekking after the Annapurna region; Everest region has traditional but beautiful places, challenging passes, natural sanctuary, rocky scenery and thriving valleys where most trekkers follow the trail from Lukla to Namche Bazaar and take various routes from Namche Bazaar the gateway of Mt. Everest. There is still few trekkers take the traditional Hilary route from the striking hill town of Jiri, another unique and richly diverse route for both the nature and the culture.
One of the most popular hub in the entire Everest region is, might be Namche Bazaar (3440m), famous for Sherpa traditions and one of the best appropriate places for acclimatization for almost all the trekkers in the region. Ther trekkers and climbers usually spend at least days in Namche, the gateway of Everest regions and an unofficial capital of Khumbu region.
Everest Base Camp Trek always attracts the trekkers from all around the world partly due to the magnetic attraction by the tallest Mountain the Mt Everest. This route takes along the Dudh Koshi (Milk River) through the dense and lush forests into the conserved area of Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsale and ascends up to Namche Bazaar. Depending on the time, we explore the nearby settlement of Khumjung and Khunde before we move further up the trail through the wildlife-rich pine forest and views of the dazzling Ama Dablam (6828m) to the settlements of Tengboche (with large monastery and famed Mani Rimdu festival), Pangboche (has oldest Gompa in Khumbu region). Half way through to the next camp from Tengbuche the path splits into two different routes, the valley of Pheriche (4250m) and the valley of Dingboche but both provide routes to the Everest Base Camp by rejoining the trail at Lobuche again. From Labuche the path takes trekkers to the grassy edge of glacier’s lateral moraine to Gorakshep (5180m) where we have lunch and leave our luggage at the lodge and continue to Everest Base camp and after spending time in Everest Base camp we return back to Gorakshep in the evening. Today early morning we hike to Kala Patthar (5545m) which gives us a chance for a marvellous and incredible panoramic view of Everest (8850m), Lhotse (8516m), Pumori (7165m) besides thesed other neighbouring peaks and Khumbu Glaciers.
Everest Trekking also has another trekking trail that takes trekkers through the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and challenging Cho La Pass (5420m). Trekkers can chose different routes to explore the region. Couple of days’ trek from Gorakshep or trek through different trails that parts from Namche Bazaar. Challenging and slippery paths but awesome passes including the Renjo La Pass and Cho La Pass, the biggest glacier in the region (Ngozumba Glacier), settlements of Dragnag, Dzongla and Dughla are the parts and parcels of the trail to the mainstream trekking trail in the Everest Region.
One of the other nearby trails in the Everest Trekking takes you to the Imja Tse or Island Peak (8189m). Traversing to the right from the settlement of Dingboche trekkers move past Bibre village and Chukung, having glaciers on the either side of the trail, along the rocky trails trekkers reach to the base camp of the Island peak.
Trekking in the Everest region has another trail in the mid-hill region for the trekkers preferring the lush vegetation of hills and yet gets equal sense of excitement as being close to the Himalayas. The dense forests full of rhododendron flower which is the national flower of Nepal, and other biotic life, terraced fields, glimpse of the mountains, valley, passes, monasteries and gompas, traditional markets are all enchanting for the trekkers. As a result, once you done this Trek you may want to return to do the other treks in the region or even to climb the peaks in the future.
This three High Passes Trek to accomplish the achievement of trekking on one of the most legendary and sought after trekking expedition to the Everest Base Camp, Gokyo valley, Kalapatthar and the pristine lakes and glaciers in the Gokyo and Everest region Explore the wilderness of the surrounding areas of the trekking trail, ancient monasteries and gompas, culturally rich villages, remote and adventurous terrains, formidable and challenging high passes including the Cho La (5368m), Kongma La (5535m) and Renjo La (5360m) passes, the diverse floral vegetation and faunal presence, occasional glimpses from the wildlife species to the trekkers and splendid views of the many mountains above eight thousand meters. One of the difficult trekking experiences, this adventure never disappoints the trekkers. Everest High Passes trek begins with the Kathmandu valley tour in the vibrant Kathmandu valley, the city of Temples and shrines where Hinduism and Buddhism display cultural harmony. We shall visit the Pashupatinath Temple, the Buddhist shrines of Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa (called the “Monkey Temple”) and the well preserved Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Squares. We take a picturesque flight to Lukla, the Tenzing-Hillary Airport on the next day, followed by the walk on the classic trekking route accompanied by the torrential Dudh Koshi River, lush valleys, landscape that seems to change every day, monasteries, gompas, prayer wheels and fluttering prayer flags that radiate the Buddhist faith, lofty peaks standing proud since time unknown and the seldom vertiginous suspension bridges en-route. After the achievement over the Kongma La pass, we head on towards the Everest Base Camp, one of the attractions of the Everest High Pass Trek. The glittering and majestic Khumbu icefall and hike to witness the breathtaking view of the world’s tallest Mountain from Kalapatthar shall follow the trekking to the cobalt-blue lakes at Gokyo. We take on the might of Gokyo peak and head over to conquer the formidable Renjo La pass to reach the settlement at Marlung. Further along the classical trekking trail we reach the lively and popular Sherpa town of Namche Bazzar and then to another Sherpa settlement of Lukla from where we shall fly back to Kathmandu. The ancient trading routes, medieval aged cultural ensembles, breathtaking views from the Gokyo Ri and Fifth lake are the other highlights of this trek.
The three High Passes trek requires the trekkers to be a real adventurer with previous trekking experience, positive attitude and mental strength along with above average physical fitness. Ability to adapt to the remote environment, steep and rough terrains and an average of 6-8 hours of walk shall be the requirement of this trek. An adventure worth experiencing, this trek fills your heart with immense pride and pleasure you might have never felt before.