Everest Basecamp Trek (EBC) • High Roads To The Everest (3 Passes) • Jiri To Everest (classic)
EVEREST BASECAMP TREK (EBC)
Maybe the most famous trekking in the world. The ultimate Himalayan adventure. Meet the Sherpa’s, stay overnight in their villages Khunjung, Khunde, Dingboche and off course in Namche the capital of the Kumbu. You can visit the oldest Monastery of the region, Tengboche and get a taste of the Buddist culture. On the way you have amazing views of beautiful mountains as Thamserku, Ama Dablam and Pumori. From Kala Pattar the Everest is really very close. Chola Sentury walked the EBC trek countless times, knows the people there and feels at home.
For good acclimatization and time to explore you need 14 days, flying from Kathmandu to Luka and walk up to Everest Base Camp and back.
HIGH ROADS TO THE EVEREST (3 PASSES)
For the experienced hiker are waiting three high passes on this trek: Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5330m) and finally the Renjo La (5300m). The start is the same as for EBC with a flight to Lukla and a walk to Namche. From Namche the trails goes to Tengboche and Dingboche where it turns to the east. Just before the village of Chukkung you climb up to the Kongma La. Fine views of Ama Dablam and Pumori! The hike over the Cho La is long but rewarded with Cho Oyu in front and the romantic Gokyo Lakes in the background. As a surprise and a present, you get the best, let us say awesome, views of the Everest from the Renjo La. As a good acclimatization and some rest days are essential, you need 20 days for this challenging trek.
JIRI TO EVEREST (classic)
This is an old fashion but classic trek in the footsteps of Tenzing and Hillary when they climb Everest in 1953 and countless expeditions and trekking party’s to Everest and beyond later on. The trek starts in the foothills of the Himalaya at 2000m to arrive above 5000m at the Everest Base Camp. From subtropical vegetation to glaciers! It goes a lot up and down the first week through the Solu-Kumbu, homeland of the Sherpa’. You walk through dense rhododendron forests, through canyons and have to cross ridges and bridges and Sherpa villages. You can spend a day around Junbesi and visit the Buddist Thubten Choling Monastery before you go up and to Namche and the high mountains. Even if you fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla you need 3 weeks for this trek.