EVEREST BASE CAMP
14 Days. Max. Altitude 5,545m.
Day 8: To Everest Base Camp (5,367m) & returning to Gorakshep(O/nt Altitude 5,160m/9hrs approx.)
The goal that is Base Camp is a demanding day. Here the Sirdar’s duty is to have us safely navigate the Khumbu Glacier so as to have Khumbu’s infamous icefall impose itself, leaving only the awesome, humbling South Face beyond.
Day 9: To Kala Patthar (5,545m) & Pheriche(O/nt Altitude 4,240m/6hrs approx.)
The best vantage point for viewing Everest and the surrounding peaks at sunrise; as if not just Everest but the entire world is breathtaking. Then descend to the flat and sandy expanse of Gorakshep, and on down to Pheriche.
Day 10: To Tengboche(O/nt Altitude 3,860m/4hrs approx.)
And so down to Tengboche. The trail descends gently, crossing the Dudh Koshi torrent that higher up had been the glacier of Khumbu, then, leaving behind alpine meadows, the trail descends to Tengboche for the night.
Day 11: To Monjo(O/nt Altitude 2,700m/6hrs approx.)
Via Namche Bazaar to the less harsh climes of Monjo.
Day 12: To Lukla(O/nt Altitude 2,820m/4-5hrs approx.)
The trail followed is almost easy, up and down through scrub forests and a final steep ascent leading to a Tamang village and so to Lukla, where the time to relax in Sherpa ambience is abundant.
Day 13: Day in hand for bad weather contingency, additional acclimatisation etc.
This is a day in hand as guide/leader’s discretionary adjustment – for factoring in bad weather and/or group coping with altitude, muscular issues etc.
Day 14: To Kathmandu(O/nt Altitude 1,400m/45mins approx.)
Short, spectacular flight back to Kathmandu. Trek ends – own time; relaxing or exploring, shopping or chilling out. Group meets for ‘end of the trek’ celebration dinner.
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