Everest Base Camp Trek and the High Passes – Trip Description
This is the ultimate trekking experience in the Everest region of Nepal. You will go home being able to say that you have seen it all, from the Sherpa villages where you will be welcomed by the families of our close friends, to the high remote passes where you will see the majesty of Everest and feel the wild Himalayan expanses on the border of Nepal and Tibet.
Most trekkers who go to the “High Passes” go directly away from the Sherpa village life and the monasteries during the early days of their trek. The Berg Adventures approach is different. We will go to Everest Base Camp, visit Tangoboche Monestary, Pheriche and climb Kala Pattar along the way. Then, when we are fully acclimatized and fit we will strike out for the wilds, crossing Cho La into to the Goyko Valley and then to Renjo. When we return to Thame, will have gone “full circle” through the most culturally interesting parts of the Sherpa Homeland as well as the striking high Himalayan passes.
All the passes and peaks on this trek are not technical, but involve only rugged mountain walking. The altitudes reached are impressive to say the least; our goal is to hike over the two wild passes in the Khumbu region, the Renjo La at and the Cho La. When we arrive in Gokyo we will also climb Gokyo Ri at 17,580ft/5360m. Before Base Camp we will climb Kala Pattar at 18,300ft/5580m, and walk on the broken glacial moraine of the Khumbu Glacier all the way into Everest Base Camp, at 17,500ft/5334m.
There is no other trek like this. Superb hiking on isolated trails is combined with the comforts and amenities of the lodges we use in the Sherpa villages.
Updates from your adventure will be posted on bergadventures.com and on Berg Adventures Facebook page. If you would like to have a specific dispatch posted for your expedition, please contact our office for details. We will be happy to accommodate your requests. Our dispatches have been used by family and friends to follow the progress of our groups and by schools to learn about the wild places we visit. They can be a wonderful lasting archive of your adventure.
Excellent cardiovascular conditioning and muscles that are used to hiking will make your trip much more enjoyable. Begin training today if you want to get the most from this trip.
Kathmandu and Trip Extensions
Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu is vibrant with history and culture making it an exciting trip destination on its own. With every Berg Adventures trip to Nepal, we spend a few days in Kathmandu, but there is always more to see and do. If you are interested in extending your trip to give you more time to explore this colorful city, we are happy to help you make arrangements. Read our article “Things to Do in Kathmandu” to learn more.
Those with extra time to spare should consider trip extensions to Tibet, Bhutan or other regions of Nepal. Check out these trips: Seven Days in Tibet and Trekking in Bhutan, or contact our office for alternate regions of Nepal and customized itineraries.