Kathmandu to Base Camp Trek                          April 4-12 2019

We’ll leave Kathmandu and fly about 75 kilometers (46 miles) into the mountains, to Lukla.  From there, we are giving ourselves eight days to make the 60 kilometer (~40 mile) trek to acclimatize to the altitude.  Because we have not yet made our attempt on Mt. Everest, the photos in this section have been taken by the other climbers and organizations to which they are attributed.  As we make our ascent, we look forward to replacing these images with our own!

Dingboche at Night  Photo by Mark Rosen

Dingboche at Night  Photo by Mark Rosen

We’ll trek into Sagarmatha National Park, the entrance to the Everest Region. Our trek will take us through the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar (3,340m/11,286ft); to Dingboche (4,410 meters /14,470 ft.), a Sherpa village with a population of 200; and onto Chukhung (4,730 meters/15,518 ft.), a yak pasture that is now a lodge village with no permanent residents.

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There are no roads to these villages.  Only trails where yaks and mules carry products to market. 

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Climbing equipment and supplies will be carried by yaksdzopkyos (a yak-cow hybrid) and us, to Base Camp on the Khumbu Glacier.