Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp, Nepal

Serious trekkers can take this classic, 12-day route through the sherpas’ homelands, following in the footsteps of famous expeditions, though hopefully with more success than Mallory and Irvine.  You will need an experienced guide as the walk is strenuous, albeit rewarded by the spectacular views of Everest and the other Himalayan peaks.

Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal

flickr image by Mac AlwaysOn

Starting in Lukla, the trek winds up through villages along the banks of the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazar where most people acclimatise for a day. This is highly recommended as altitude sickness can come on quickly and can be fatal. Meeting local people in the shops and teahouses here is a highlight of the walk in itself. Further on at the monastery of Thyangboche there are wonderful views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest.

Everest Base Camp Trek

flickr image by Mac AlwaysOn

The route continues high above the tree line, passing Periche, Gorak Shep and Kala Patar for the best views of the north face of Everesta and Base Camp. This is a tough but very rewarding climb through some of the most famous mountain ranges on the world. It is one that requires some careful preparation.

Date posted: 7th August, 2017

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