The Everest High Passes trail offers a challenging, moderate to strenuous high altitude 17 day long trek through the world famous Sherpa country. Joining this trip, you explore the charming valleys and sacred peaks of Khumbu region, the mystic Buddhist culture and the serene monasteries and challenging hikes to high passes and holy lakes. From the scenic surroundings of Gokyo you benefit more sights on Mount Everest then from Kala Patthar. An optional hike to Gokyo Ri (5 360 m) offers tremendous views on Cho Oyu (8 210 m), Everest ( 8 848 m), Lhotse (8 516 m) and Makalu (8 463 m) as well as the great Nguzumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. Crossing the three passes is technically not difficult and very rewarding. Its an epic journey along 7 000 m and 8000 m Himalaya peaks where you definitely enjoy the most dramatic panoramas in Khumbu region.