WESTWARD LOOP TO EVEREST BASE CAMP VIA THAME & RENJO LA
18 Days. Max. Altitude 5,545m.
Long before 1953 when, with the first ascent of Everest, the Khumbu region of Nepal was put on the world map, the Sherpa communities here maintained a vital trade route with their ancestral home - Tibet. This trans-Himalayan trail from Namche Basar uses the rugged fissure that is the Bhote Koshi on up to where this crazed torrent becomes glacial. The yak caravans and the loaded porters would then gain the crest of the Nangpa-La pass that would present the awesome sight of the Tibetan Plateau fading to infinity.
No wonder then that the Khumbu's oldest monastery, Thame, suitably appointed for all necessary prayers and supplications, stands at the journey's outset - or at its safe completion if arriving from Tibet.
The inclusion of a significant section of this historic trail makes for what is probably the most adventurous of any trek that has The Everest Base Camp as its focus. It is far more than the well-trodden direct route (that may or may not include the stunning views from Kala Pataar) and is more than the inclusion of the great spectacle from Gokyo Ri and the breath-taking pass of Cho La - though in fact this great circuit route also includes all of these.
Day 2: To Namche Bazaar
Day 3: In Namche Bazaar
Day 4: To Thame (O/nt Altitude 3,820m/6hrs approx.)
Day 5: In Thame.
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