The trek from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp is one of the classic hikes without Lukla flight. The trek begin from heart the Sherpa town Salleri to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. From Namche Bazaar, the EBC trek connecting to the classic Everest trek towards to Base Camp and the highest view point Kala Patthar.
It is an alternative trek route towards EBC without flying to Lukla. the countryside, and fascinating for its glimpses into rural Nepali life and fare fewer tourists than the Khumbu above Lukla. If you don’t have a long time or want to explore less crowded hiking in the Khumbu region Phaplu flight is the best way. Even, the flight is canceled you have a choice to drive by off-road jeep during the summer and wintertime, within a day drive you will reach Kathmandu. After the flight, you will enter the Sherpa community and hike to Junbeshi village. A classical village of Sherpas and monastery with a breathtaking view of villages.
After a few days of a trek from Junbashi, Nunthala, Kharikhola, Bupsa, and Paiya you will connect the popular trail to Namche village. After that, keep continuing trek up to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla then fly out to Kathmandu.
The Everest high passes trek is great Himalayan challenge hike goes over 5,000 meters passes in the Khumbu region. The trek will remain forever in the brain and soul of trekkers who dare to undertake it and accomplishes it. The high passes trek designed only for experienced trekkers who can endure extreme alpine conditions. And, digest altitude, crosses over three passes Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159 ft), Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft).
Main Highlights of Everest High Pass Trek are:
- The most exciting yet stunning flight between Lukla and Kathmandu
- Experience Sherpa lives and culture
- Observe fascinating view of Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m) and Mt. Everest (8,848 m)
- Sagarmatha National Park is listed at UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier on Earth (4,900 m)
- Amazing panoramic view from Gokyo Ri
- The world’s longest glacier, Ngozumpa Glacier
How to Trek Everest High Passes
The Everest High Passes Trek treads along the classic route to the Sagarmatha National Park which is listed at UNESCO World Heritage Site. That stretches on the bank of the raging Dudh Koshi River. The trek caters to views of colorful landscapes; encounters ancient highland Monasteries nestled ringed by lofty peaks. And, provides an opportunity to look into typical Sherpa culture. As the trek reaches the summit of Kongma La Pass, the dramatic view of Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier on Earth. Cascading down from Western Cmw releases all the exhaustion trekkers might have got trekking all these days. Now we make our way towards to the Everest Base Camp and the Everest View Vantage Point Kalapattar 5,545m.
Crossing over Cho La pass the challenging trekking adventure in Everest arrives in the land of Glacial Lakes, Gokyo. Savor 360 degrees Himalayan panorama from the top of Gokyo Ri, hike to the fifth lake in Gokyo for the incredible view of Ngozumpa Glacier; the longest glacier and savor the magnificence of turquoise highland lakes. The final part of the trek goes over the famous Renjo La Pass to get into culturally rich and least frequented villages of Khumbu like Marlung and then via Nangpa get into Thame and drop down to Lukla and end the trek.
Best Time to visit Everest High Passes
The best time to travel Everest High Passes is during the September – November (Autumn) and March – May (Spring). The sky is clear and blue during this time of year.