The Everest region of Nepal has amazing treks that go between small mountain villages, over high passes and through large valleys. We did the Everest 3 Passes trek. The first few days took to the first pass, Kongma La (for part 1 click here). Then we saw Everest Base Camp and went on to the second pass, Cho La (Click here for part 2)
We spent 2 days at the lakeside village of Gokyo. It’s set on the aqua coloured Dudh Pokhari (lake) with a gorgeous mountain backdrop. Above Gokyo is a look out on the peak, Gokyo Ri, at 5360m where we had amazing views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. All of those 8000ers in one 360° panoramic view! Continue reading “Everest 3 Passes Trek, Part 3”
Trekking in the Everest Khumbu region offers spectacular scenery of high elevation peaks. We did the Everest 3 Passes trek. The first few days took us through small villages and up the Dudh Kosi Valley to the first pass, Kongma La (for part 1 click here).
After coming down from Kongma La, we were back on the busy Everest Base Camp Trek headed for the final group of guesthouses at Gorak Shep. From Gorak Shep there are two special places to visit. Everest Base Camp (5360m) is set on scree-filled moraine at the base of the Khumbu Icefield. Basecamp is filled with sleeping, dining, kitchen and bathroom tents as well a medical tent and 2 helipads. Underneath the scree is the slick ice of the moving Khumbu glacier, making walking around the camp difficult. Continue reading “Everest 3 Passes Trek, Part 2”
Flying in to Lukla airport on a small, 15-seater prop plane was a nerve wracking experience. The plane flew over small mountains, down narrow valleys and then landed on a short, inclined runway on a small mountain plateau. The pilots calmly managed the controls as we came screeching down the runway, stopping just before a rock wall! Continue reading “Everest 3 Passes Trek, Part 1”