Why the Everest Base Camp trek? “Because it is there.” – George Mallory, when asked why he wanted to climb Everest. There is only one highest place on the planet Earth, and it is in Nepal at the end of the Everest Base Camp trek. The journey to see Everest from the top …Continue reading "Jiri – Three Passes – Everest Base Camp Itinerary, Tips, Info"
If you are embarking on a journey such as the Three Passes trek in from Jiri, shouldn’t you prepare yourself so you will enjoy it more? Here are some tips for preparing your body for the grueling but epic adventure. Walk with a backpack Nothing is better to prepare you for your trek than putting …Continue reading "EBC trek from Jiri – Physical Preperation"
There are days that will live with you the rest of your life. If this is your first high mountain pass, this will be one of those days. The Kongma La out of Chukhung is more than a 3,000 foot climb topping out at over 18,000 feet. Once Ama Dablam disappears behind the ridges that …Continue reading "Day 13 – Kongma La (Three Passes, EBC trek from Jiri)"
Chukhung is a good place to take a break, especially if you haven’t taken an acclimation day since Namche. You are now almost 4,000 feet higher than Namche and the body needs to get used to the altitude. Even if you are not experiencing a headache or loss of appetite, all but the fittest person …Continue reading "Day 12 – Chukhung Rest Day"
It’s a two hour hike from Dingboche to Chukhung and the views and terrain will be similar to that of the trek into Dingboche. With plenty of time in the day left, it’s a good opportunity to tackle Chukhung Ri, a popular day hike and one of the highest points of the Three Passes trek, …Continue reading "Day 11 – Dingboche – Chukhung"
For the first time out of Jiri, you will be trekking through the giant mountains of the world. Ahead of you will rise the Everest massif with Lotse standing in front of the black peak of Everest herself. Perhaps more magnificent will be the slender cone of Ama Dablam which will dominate most of your …Continue reading "Day 9 – Namche – Pangboche"
The views will be like what you’ve been experiencing so far though you will begin trekking in the canyon that runs to the Khumbu and the industry that supports the Khumbu will be trekking with you. I.e. Mules. This will be the last full day trekking outside the normal Everest Base Camp trek. Look for …Continue reading "Day 6 – Bupsa – Khauikharka"
This stretch is practically a commute, with lots of other cars on the highway. Or mules. Really, by the time you are through with this section, you want to punch some mule faces. Trek date: May 3, 2017 Nunthala and trek chores I doubled up on the oats the morning in Nunthala, stomach not really …Continue reading "Day 5 – Nunthala – Bupsa"
The goal for the day out of Deurali Pass should be to get as high up Lamjura Pass as you can. There are multiple stopping points on Lamjura Pass so you can literally climb until you drop. It’s actually quite a ways to the first lodge once you cross the pass and weather will be …Continue reading "Deurali – Chimbu – Day 2 of EBC trek from Jiri"
Trek date: April 29, 2017 Day 1 out of Jiri is all about testing your soul The first night of the trek and I’m glad I brought my ear plugs. There was a chorus of yappy dogs just outside the lodge and when I put my plugs in, I swear they thought, “Good, a challenge.” …Continue reading "Jiri – Deurali – Day 1"