Just a bit of advise needed on the High Passes of Everest trek. I'm planning a trek for charity next november (in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support). Wanting to avoid the more touristy route of the classic EBC trek i opted for the EBC via Gokyo lakes trek.
Then i had a look at the Everest High Passes trek and am very tempted by the challenge! I do understand it is quite a tough trek. i'M 32 yrs old & my fitness is satisfactory (cycling over an 1.5 hrs 5 days a week and walking on weekends). My training will be quite brutal with summiting Snowdon & Ben Nevis on the training schedule. I know it does not compare with Himalayas especially with risk of not acclimatising well. Would this be a trek best done once i've experienced trekking at high altitude as suggested on the Exodus trip notes? As much as i want to challenge myself & raise lots of money i also want to be with a chance to complete the trek & not slow down more experienced team members!
Would the EBC via Gokyo lakes suffice and be just as great?
Don't get me started on the Island Peak summit trek or the Mera Peak! Would be a dream but guessing a bit of high altitude trekking experience will be needed before :-p
Would be great to hear from fellow trekkers with this sort of knowledge :-)