Everest High Passes Trek is a popular trekking route in the Himalayas among adventure lovers who strive to escape into the isolated Everest region.
This trek is all in one combination of major attractions of the Everest region and is for those adventure seekers wanting to experience trekking to the high Himalayas routing through isolated valleys, communities, terraced landscape.
This 20 days trip has everything one can ask for taking you all the way up to Everest Base Camp through three challenging high passes of the Khumbu region: Kogma La pass (5540 m), Cho La pass (5300 m) and Renjo La pass (4790m).
The grandest of all - Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar adds more challenges as well as excitement to this trek.
Beside hiking to this high rugged landscape of the High passes, you get to explore the culture & traditions of the Sherpas along with visiting several monasteries.
The trek starts from Lukla and goes up through Namche Bazar and goes to the base camp; this part is also included in the usual Everest Base Camp trek. However, the difference is made by the main attractions in this unique trek in Nepal - the three passes which are all more than 5000 m high.
Stunning views of some of the highest mountains: Mount Everest (8848 m), Mount Ama Dablam (6812 m), Mount Lhotse (8516 m), Mount Nuptse (7861 m), Mount Cholatse (6440 m) and Mount Makalu (8485) and the mesmerizing Khumbu glacier make the trek even more special.
After this extreme adventurous trek, the route leads back to Lukla for the scenic short flight back to Kathmandu. The trek allows travelers to explore the Everest region to the fullest. You get to experience and witness everything the Khumbu region has to offer.
Highlights of Everest High Passes Trek
- Three high altitude passes of the Khumbu region
- Reach the Everest Base Camp through a unique path unlike the usual one
- Visit Buddhist monasteries and interact with local people
- Learn about Sherpa culture
- Diverse and rare flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
- Stunning mountain views and Khumbu glacier
- Isolated and other-worldly trekking experience
- Scenic Flight to/from Lukla
- Get a glimpse of the entire Khumbu region