Well, we’re off on our next trek to the Khumbu, the Nepali Everest region. We’ll be heading into pure mountain territory this time with the Who’s Who of Himalayan peaks including Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Pumori, and the spectacular Ama Dablam.
Unlike the Annapurna Circuit, Khumbu trekking isn’t organized into a nice circle. Instead, the region contains a series of mountainous valleys leading to viewpoints over the various peaks. Trekking in the Khumbu is serious stuff, many of the viewpoints approach 5500 meters (18,150 ft). That’s high, but still not quite as high as our jaunt to Mt. Kailash. Although we won’t be setting any new height records for ourselves, we are seriously looking forward to hiking the heart of the Himalayas! Maybe we’ll even see the yeti!!!