Everest Basecamp Trek Nepal News Blog
Everest Basecamp Trek Nepal News Blog
News of our recent expedition: Everest Basecamp Trek Nepal
Blog posts: Scroll down for day by day news of our climbing and trekking teams.
Jan 12 - With an early start we trek to the top of Kala Patar (5,545 metres/18,200 feet) to see the breathtaking views of Everest but there was some clould at the top of Everest unfortunately . Here is where Shipton stood in 1952, to plan the successful ascent of Everest . After climbing to the top of Kala Patar, we shall walk down to Gorak Shep and have a relaxing lunch, followed by a short walk down to Thukla
Jan 12 - We wake up early and walk up to Everest basecamp which lies atop the Khumbu glacier at 5,300 metres/17,400 feet. There is a good trail on rocks and scee all the way to basecamp. Then we will return to Gorak Shep for another warm night, lots of tea, and a delicious meal.
Jan 09 - Dingboche is one of the village in the Everest region, located 9.1 kilometres (5.6 miles) distance from Tengboche monastery and 8.4 kilometres (5.2 miles) distance from Lobuche. There are really not many differences between Pheriche and Dingboche. Both places have similar views of Himalayan peaks and are at about the same altitude. There is a bit less view from Pheriche compared to Dingboche due to its location in the corner. You will have a very short walking distance between these two locations, as there is no significant route difference between these two sites. In comparison with Pheriche, you will have better views of the Island peak and Ama Dablam Himalayan peaks if you stay in Dingboche. Aa part of the acclimatization day, we are able to hike to the top of the Nangkartshang peak, which has an elevation of 5,083 m. The walk to reach the top of Nangkartshang peak takes approximately 2-3 hrs, and from the top, you will be able to see the beautiful views of Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Everest, and Pumori.
Jan 08 - We are at Tengboche monastery. Situated at 3,867 metres (12,687 ft), the monastery is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It was built in 1916 by Lama Gulu with strong links to its mother monastery known as the Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet. In 1934, it was destroyed by an earthquake and was subsequently rebuilt.
Jan 06 - Enjoy the views of the magnificent Himalayas. You just need to hike less than an hour. You will reach the viewpoint of Sangboche, witness the stunning Everest view and experience the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Khumbu.We rest, acclimate, andrelax, in order to soak in the comfortable exotic landscape of this Sherpakingdom. One of the main features of spending a day in Namche is the opportunity to walk 15 minutes down the slope to partake in the tumult of this bustling sherpa and tourist village, especially the many tasty restaurants,tea-shops, pubs, billiard rooms, and internet cafes. All of the electricity here is locally made micro-hydro electric power, and the telephone and internet connections are wireless/satellite.
Jan 5 - Namche Bazaar - Here we are in Namche Bazaar! This is probably the most famous and largest town on the trail to Everest basecamp. All trekkers and climbers heading for Everest will pass through this great town full of tea houses, bakeries, kit shops and even an irish pub.
Jan 4 - Today we reached Lukla . We are Lucky to be there as there was some bad weather for 2 - 3 days. Landing at Lukla airport was superb . We can see there is no one. The airport is ours. After breakfast we are going to Phakding for rest.
Our team is now trekking to Everest Base Camp. The weather has been sunny during the day and cool at night. Following in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, we are treking the terraced green villages along the Khumbu River Valley up to the massive Khumbu Glacier. We are excited to step foot onto the world’s most famous base camp at Everest. Click Here for information about our upcoming Everest Basecamp Trek Nepal in December, Jan, Feb, March, and April
Nov 7 - Had our blessing at the monastery in Pangboche this morning, then made our way up to Dingboche. Very nice tea house we’re staying at.
Nov 06 - Rest day in Pengboche today. Went up to Ama Dablam base camp, great views of many peaks.
Nov 04 - Rest day in Namche. Went up to the Everest View Hotel. Beautiful weather and views. Also visited the Everest museum which is just around the corner from the tea house. Really interesting, recommended.
Nov 03 - Ramechhap airport/ Zamfute After some breakfast we jumped on the bus 5:40am. The sun is coming up, with some great views from down in the valley. We load the mini buses up and head down to (Ramechchap Airport) which is only a few minutes away. We had a beautiful flight to Lukla airport About 30 minute, beautiful Blue skies. After arriving we took a short walk to Namaste Lodge. Some of the bags were on a different flight so while we waited we enjoyed Tea, a second breakfast. We also met up with an another team member and some more of our Sherpa. Once we had all the bags and sleeping mats we start making our way to Zamfute, Sonam guest house which is around 2,700m a nice easy going trek with beautiful views The Yaks arrive with our bags, one jumped over the wall to try and eat grass and vegetables and is chased down by one of our Sherpa! With bellies full of tasty food and tea the temperature starts to drop. Everyone is in high spirits after a great day on the trails and we look forward to tomorrow
- Sook Y.,
- Hardy H.,
- Nicole H.,
- Ramaswamy R.
- Arlene T.,
- Robert R.