2 maps of Everest region
Better resolution for Everest area - Island Peak map, Gokyo map, Everest map. This is
somewhere for internet, good for pre-departure
planning (but I went with only them), but the maps use can by cheaply
in every Kathmandu/Thamel bookstore are a bit better.
Illustrative map for all Makalu to Everest trek (alias 3col
trek as it crosses 3 high pases - East Col 6100m, West Col 6100m, Amphu
Labtsa 5800m). Our planned unsupported trek (as I part of longer stay
in Nepal) had to be cancelled unexpectedly before actually starting it
after most of our future group was evacuated from Honku Khola valley
(east under Merak Peak - there's no path there, although this
illustrative map shows it, but better maps do not show it).
I wish very good luck to anyone planning to go there independently
without support on the way (something in fact not legal in Nepal as of
end 2007), just a few groups a year do it (always with guides and
porters). The way this illustrative maps marks it as almost highway is
quite remarkable, no path can be expected at all after Makalu BC. I may
return to make it one day, but I would avoid the too commercial area of
Lukla to Everest at all once I've been there already and finished over
Mera La pass and straight to Lukla.
Detailed map of the 3 high passes area