Trekking Nepal. Everest High Passes

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Munții

Nepal

Zona

Khumbu/Everest

Obiectiv

Trekking in Khumbu valley/Everest

Dificultate

Medie

Când

6-23 oct. 2023

Durata

18 days

Nepal. Trekking. Khumbu

The Everest ”High Passes Circuit” is considered the best trekking experience in the famous Everest – Khumbu valley area.

This expedition and mountain experience must be lives by heart first, being an extraordinarily cultural immersion in the tibetan & nepalese life, in maximum safety, comfort and quality conditions.

We offer our 25 years of experience and trust working with our partners in a complete, sustainable, socially ethical program, without any hidden costs!

Nepal is a fascinating but poor country, exploitation of people and minors is common and trust in your tour partner, be it guide, porter or colleague, is essential!

Our proposed trekking route hits all the highlights – both in terms of mountain views and local Sherpa culture, combining them into a complete journey at the foot of Everest/Sagarmatha.

 

The good points of this trek

  • the opportunity to see (in good weather!) some of the highest mountains on the planet: Cho Oyu (8,201m), Everest (8,848m, Lhotse (8,516m);
  • reaching an altitude of +5,500m (Khalapattar, 5,545m);
    crossing two passes above 5,000m altitude: Renjo La (5,340m), Cho La (5,420m);
  • view the famous peaks at the end of Khumbu valley such as Pumori (7,161m), Nuptse (7,861m) or Ama Dablam (6,812m);
  • discovering Nepalese culture and the Asian mix of the mountainous countryside and the capital Kathmandu;

 

Briefly

Route length: approx. 143km (approx. 11km/day)

Total level difference: +9,473m/-9,533m (approx. +730m/day)

  • 4 days for relaxing/visiting in urban Kathmandu;
  • 13 days trekking on the mountain;
  • 2 days for arrival in and departure from Nepal;

 

This trekking expedition is long, physically and mentally demanding, for people with a good experience of mountain walking.

Nepal. Trekking. Khumbu

In terms of difficulty, the „High Passes Circuit” has some steeper uphill/downhill sections where there are some cables and at the end of the valley where we reach the highest altitudine we may encounter snow/ice passages.

Otherwise, it is just a physically „difficult” trek, exceeding several times the 5,000m altitude with all that it means (altitude acclimatisation!).

It is harder than the classic and popular trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Gokyo Lakes but easier than mountaineering ascents of peaks such as Island Peak and Mera Peak.

People with some mountaineering experience and/or in a good physical shape will have no particular problems on the route, except for altitude and physical endurance.

 

Accommodation and meals

The Everest region has some of the best trekking infrastructure in the Himalayas.

Teahouses or lodges are of relatively high quality compared to other areas of the Himalayas and serve simple but good meals, especially in Namche Bazaar, the nodal point where we will pass through on both the ascent and descent.

In general, the accommodation and dining conditions in the mountain area are far from European level but are decent, considering that all the products in the upper valley are brought in by animals (or helicopter sometimes – very expensive!) and we are in one of the poorest and most remote mountain regions on earth.

 

Minimum conditions to join the tour

This trek is for those people which have a passion for the mountains and want to explore new far away areas in relatively low comfort.

Accommodation along the way will be in „teahouses” only (no tents) or  local people’s houses with limited access to toilets/showers, especially in villages at the end of the valley.

While in larger towns such as Kathmandu (the capital of Nepal) or Namche Bazaar (the biggest village in Khumbu valley) we can enjoy the diversity of Nepalese cuisine, with many Indian and Tibetan influences, in the remote places the menu is relatively limited and less diverse, specific to the cuisine of the local Sherpa people.

 

Am I experienced enough?

Yes, if you have:

  • Minimum three years of summer hiking on multi-day routes in Europe or anywhere else;
  • Good physical condition, able to walk uphill 300m/1h;
  • Physical endurance to cope with the daily walking effort (5-7h) with minimal luggage (25/30L backpack);
  • Mountain experience at altitudes above 3,000m is not mandatory but its good to have it!

 

Not decided yet? Contact us for more details!

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Nepal. Trekking. Khumbu

The Everest ”High Passes Circuit” is considered the best trekking experience in the famous Everest – Khumbu valley area.

This expedition and mountain experience must be lives by heart first, being an extraordinarily cultural immersion in the tibetan & nepalese life, in maximum safety, comfort and quality conditions.

We offer our 25 years of experience and trust working with our partners in a complete, sustainable, socially ethical program, without any hidden costs!

Nepal is a fascinating but poor country, exploitation of people and minors is common and trust in your tour partner, be it guide, porter or colleague, is essential!

Our proposed trekking route hits all the highlights – both in terms of mountain views and local Sherpa culture, combining them into a complete journey at the foot of Everest/Sagarmatha.

 

The good points of this trek

  • the opportunity to see (in good weather!) some of the highest mountains on the planet: Cho Oyu (8,201m), Everest (8,848m, Lhotse (8,516m);
  • reaching an altitude of +5,500m (Khalapattar, 5,545m);
    crossing two passes above 5,000m altitude: Renjo La (5,340m), Cho La (5,420m);
  • view the famous peaks at the end of Khumbu valley such as Pumori (7,161m), Nuptse (7,861m) or Ama Dablam (6,812m);
  • discovering Nepalese culture and the Asian mix of the mountainous countryside and the capital Kathmandu;

 

Briefly

Route length: approx. 143km (approx. 11km/day)

Total level difference: +9,473m/-9,533m (approx. +730m/day)

  • 4 days for relaxing/visiting in urban Kathmandu;
  • 13 days trekking on the mountain;
  • 2 days for arrival in and departure from Nepal;

 

This trekking expedition is long, physically and mentally demanding, for people with a good experience of mountain walking.

Nepal. Trekking. Khumbu

In terms of difficulty, the „High Passes Circuit” has some steeper uphill/downhill sections where there are some cables and at the end of the valley where we reach the highest altitudine we may encounter snow/ice passages.

Otherwise, it is just a physically „difficult” trek, exceeding several times the 5,000m altitude with all that it means (altitude acclimatisation!).

It is harder than the classic and popular trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Gokyo Lakes but easier than mountaineering ascents of peaks such as Island Peak and Mera Peak.

People with some mountaineering experience and/or in a good physical shape will have no particular problems on the route, except for altitude and physical endurance.

 

Accommodation and meals

The Everest region has some of the best trekking infrastructure in the Himalayas.

Teahouses or lodges are of relatively high quality compared to other areas of the Himalayas and serve simple but good meals, especially in Namche Bazaar, the nodal point where we will pass through on both the ascent and descent.

In general, the accommodation and dining conditions in the mountain area are far from European level but are decent, considering that all the products in the upper valley are brought in by animals (or helicopter sometimes – very expensive!) and we are in one of the poorest and most remote mountain regions on earth.

 

Minimum conditions to join the tour

This trek is for those people which have a passion for the mountains and want to explore new far away areas in relatively low comfort.

Accommodation along the way will be in „teahouses” only (no tents) or  local people’s houses with limited access to toilets/showers, especially in villages at the end of the valley.

While in larger towns such as Kathmandu (the capital of Nepal) or Namche Bazaar (the biggest village in Khumbu valley) we can enjoy the diversity of Nepalese cuisine, with many Indian and Tibetan influences, in the remote places the menu is relatively limited and less diverse, specific to the cuisine of the local Sherpa people.

 

Am I experienced enough?

Yes, if you have:

  • Minimum three years of summer hiking on multi-day routes in Europe or anywhere else;
  • Good physical condition, able to walk uphill 300m/1h;
  • Physical endurance to cope with the daily walking effort (5-7h) with minimal luggage (25/30L backpack);
  • Mountain experience at altitudes above 3,000m is not mandatory but its good to have it!

 

Not decided yet? Contact us for more details!

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