Looking for a good challenge in the Everest Region thats not only walking the main trekking highway? The 5 x 5000 m takes you to five highlights in the Everest Region
Renjo La, 5390m
The first 5000m+ that you reach is on the fifth day on the trek. The Renjo La is a small pass that not too many trekkers go, that leads into the Gokyo Valley. Its probably one of the best spots to view the Everest Range, and one of the few spots in the Everest Region where the mountain actually looks taller than the other giants.
Gokyo Ri, 5400m
A day later, after a night at Gokyo Village, you have the opportunity to do a day hike up Gokyo Ri, the second highlight on this trek. Standing atop the Peak, you will be able to see the beautiful valley with its glacial lakes, the amazing huge glacier, and the Everest Range beyond, a memory that will stay with you.
Two days after this, you will be doing the next highlight of the trek, as you cross over into the valley that leads to the Everest Base Camp and you finally get back on the main trekking trail. Cho-La is a bit taxing, but the rewards from the top are worth it.
The highest point on your trek is Kalapatthar, that you will reach three day after you do the Cho-La, after nights at Dzongla, Loubouche and Gorakshep. This is one of the main highlights in the Everest Region as this is the closest view you get of Everest, and the highest you will reach.
Everest Base Camp, 5350m
The last highlight is the famous Everest Base Camp, the point where all mountaineers attempting the giant will stop and acclimatize, reassess, train, prepare, and come back to glory.
These of course are not the only highlights of this trek, but the main ones to mention. The villages you stay, the culture you experience and the amazing mountain scenery makes this trek one of the best ways to view this region.
|1||Monjo||Flight to Lukla | Trek to Monjo||air | car | trek||lodge||-|
|2||Thamo||Trek to Thamo||trek||lodge||-|
|3||Thame||Trek to Thame||trek||lodge||-|
|4||Lungden||Trek to Lungden||trek||lodge||-|
|5||Gokyo||Trek to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass||trek||lodge||-|
|6||Gokyo Ri||Rest Day | Hike to Gokyo Ri||trek||lodge||-|
|7||Dragnag||Trek to Dragnag||trek||lodge||-|
|8||Dzongla||Trek to Dzongla via Chola Pass||trek||lodge||-|
|9||Lobouche||Trek to Lobuche||trek||lodge||-|
|10||Gorakhshep||Trek to Ghorakshep | Hike to Kalapather for sunset||trek||lodge||-|
|11||Gorakhshep||Hike to Everest Base Camp||trek||lodge||-|
|12||Pheriche||Trek back to Pheriche||trek||lodge||-|
|13||Tyangboche||Trek back to Tengboche||trek||lodge||-|
|14||Namche Bazzar||Trek back to Namche||trek||lodge||-|
|15||Phakding||Trek back to Phakding||trek||lodge||-|
|16||Lukla Airport||Trek back to Lukla||trek||lodge||-|
|17||Kathmandu||Flight to Kathmandu||air | car||Self||-|
"Trail back to Lukla"
"Planes at Lukla Airport"
"Chorten at Thamo"
GEAR LIST | What to bring on this Trek?
Think only safety. Safety from the rain, the cold, the heat and the altitude. So simply put the bare essentials would be