Nepal 2013

Everest Base Camp Trek



The map above shows the trekking route in red with the each night's village as a blue dot.

This trek was different in several ways from the Annapurna circuit.  First, the distance was much less but the average elevation was much higher.  Second, the transportation to this trek is much quicker (lacking weather delays) as it is a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, and you start trekking right from the airport.  Third, there are no roads in this area, thus no motorcycles, jeeps, or buses.  And fourth, I chose to do this trek with guides and porters rather than independently, which gave me much less control but also more social contact and less time worrying about logistics.  Because I was with others, I was not able to rush through the day's trekking, and although we left early some days due to the long trek, we normally didn't arrive at the destination until at least mid-afternoon.  We also had porters to carry some of our gear, which made my pack a bit lighter.  We had only four clients on our trip, the other three were from Great Britain.

This trek has been divided into three sections:

Ascent to Everest Base Camp - Oct 21 to Oct 27
Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar - Oct 28 and Oct 29
Descent from Everest Base Camp - Oct 30 to Nov 3


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