Solukhumbu: A way leading to fourth base camp of Mount Everest has been made. The opening of the way to camp was delayed due to adverse weather in the past but now it has come into operation, said Dendi Sherpa, communication officer at the camp.
The fourth camp locates at the altitude of 8,000 meters.
Likewise, the way leading to second camp was cleared by Everest Pollution Control Committee and the way up to the fourth camp was cleared by different trekking companies.
Sherpa further said that the mountaineer shall climb the Everest since May 12 to May 30 for this session.
Now, as many as 500 foreigners and 500 Nepali nationals are in the base camp for climbing the Everest in this session.
Everest Base Camp trekking should be on everyone’s bucket list. If you love the outdoors and are fit to boot then what is holding you back? Pack your bags, head to Nepal and fall in love with the mountains.
I was scared of the journey before even undertaking it. I understood that if I was given the opportunity to be so close to Mount Everest then the journey was bound to be difficult. But being an admirer of the mountains there was no way that I was going to let this opportunity pass. I trained for a month. It wasn’t a heavy workout routine. On the contrary, it was quite simple. I ran 1 km everyday and took stairs instead of elevator at work.
My journey began at Lukla. The first day of trekking was fairly easy to help for acclimatization. But, as we ascended to greater heights the journey started to get a little daunting. Suffice to say that Everest Base Camp Trekking brings out mixed feelings in you. Sometimes the trek is tough but then you get to see the world’s spectacular mountain scenery. We lodged in several local tea houses that served us good food and accommodation. On our way to the Everest base camp, we traveled through villages set against the breathtaking mountains and got to know the unique culture of the Sherpas along the way.
The summit soars so high (8848 sq km) that trekking to its base camp was still an adventure of the highest sort. I joined Himalayan Glacier on a 17 days trekking to Everest base camp which is ideal for novice trekkers with normal physical fitness like me but if you are energetic with good attitude and physically fit, 14 days Everest base camp trekking will be perfect for you. Plus, if you are willing to take up more challenge and “stay off the beaten path,” Himalayan Glacier’s “Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes-18 days” would be ideal. But if you live for adventure and would welcome a challenging route that crisscrosses some of the most famous high passes in the world, you definitely need to consider the “Everest Transverse Trek-21 days”.
Thanks for providing such a wonderful experience for my recent 14 day trek to Everest Base Camp.
Attached are some of the photos that I took with the Guides and Porters for sharing with them as they have been very friendly and professional. Please send my warmest regards to them. I will back to Nepal soon for Annapurna trek. Thanks and best regards.
In Sept 2009 we trekked with Himalayan Glacier Trekking to Everest Base Camp. Naba, Giri and his team could not have looked after us any better, before, after or during our trek. Always on hand to help with any small detail and to make sure we all had the best experience in trekking in Nepal. We had three generations on this trek my father, myself and son from 65 – 11 years old. There were certainly some concerns taking a child on this trek but he is a very fit and strong willed child (although very small) and we knew he would make it and without once complaining I might add. Read More
In 14 years’ professional phase of my life as a trekking guide, it was going to be a wonderful event associated with my professional responsibility. I established myself as a trekking guide several years before; it was my passion. I have always found my task exciting with huge liability, but that day I was feeling a bit of challenge in my responsibility but was cheerful indeed to face it.
The news my boss cracked me through the call was about a group coming for Everest Base camp trekking for which he declared I was selected as a guide. Although this news is accustomed to me, the event was going to be special as the group I was going to guide was of 40 people. I can’t exactly figure out how many hundreds/thousands of trekkers I might have guided through the various routes of Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region and through many more other trekking routes of Nepal. Even, I don’t remember how many times I reach only the Everest Base Camp annually, I was feeling the moment– a milestone. We discussed at our office regarding management of each things, the meeting at last concluded that only a guide was not sufficient to get the goal—take all those 40 people to Everest Base Camp. Management decided to send altogether three guides (Mr. Hom Nath Bhatta and Mr. Prakash Amgai beyond me) for this trip as there were majority of elderly trekkers in this group. Again, the office generously decided to provide us with eight assistant guides except 13 porters and 5 yaks for this project. Read More
My friend, Kim, and I traveled to Nepal in October 2009 to venture on an experience of a lifetime to Everest Base Camp. Kim found the Himalayan Glacier Trekking website online and we were both impressed with the competitive prices, years of experience and professionalism they offered. Being two single girls arriving at the Katmandu airport we were instantly grateful to find our guide, KP, waiting patiently for our arrival. From that moment on we were cared for by the most generous and kind people we came across on our six weeks of travel, and perhaps in our lifetime. Our well being and every need was meet along the way. KP (our leader ), Dil (our porter) and Naba (our office manager extraordinaire) felt like extended family by the end of our amazing adventure. Not a day goes by that we don’t think about the great experience we had while we were there. There are no words to describe the beauty and majesticness that the mountains in Nepal hold. We are beyond grateful to Himalayan Glacier Trekking for their hospitality and great service and would highly recommend them to everyone and anyone!
While visiting my son Nick in Vietnam in November, I took a side trip for a 15 day trek in the Everest region of Nepal. I flew to Kathmandu, and on to Lukla to begin the trek. I hiked for 7 days to reach elevations over 5,000 meters or 16,000 feet. For the next five days I hiked around those elevations to the Everest Base camp, Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters or 18, 188 feet, over the Cho La Pass, and up Gokyo Ri. From Gokyo Ri there is a spectacular view of four of the world’s six highest mountains including a great view of Mt. Everest. The last three days were spent hiking back down to Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu. It was a great experience that I highly recommend.