everest base camp

seit heute bin ich unterwegs nach kathmandu. und wie das in nepal und im besonderen im himalaya ausschaut, dem kann ich das video ans herz legen, was wirklich gut ist:

und hier der plan der route:

Day 2 – Phakding (2,610 m)
Today we have a very early (approx. 6.30 am) flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (45 minutes). If the weather is good, the views of the Himalayas from the small plane are amazing! After breakfast in Lukla (2800 m), a short safety talk and an introduction to our porters, we gear up and commence our trek. Today is a fairly gentle introduction, following the milk-white Dudh Kosi River approximately three-hours to Phakding.

Day 3 – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Today we trek nine 9 km to Namchein (approx. 6 hours), the administrative centre of the Khumbu region. This will be your last chance to check your equipment and hire any additional gear for the high altitudes from Dingboche onwards. Namche Bazaar is also the last chance for a hot shower, yummy feast, to enjoy the local nightlife or to take to the pool hall and video parlours.

Day 4 – Namche Bazaar
Today is an acclimatisation day where we will also visit the local museum and surrounding villages. The best way to acclimatise is to do a strenuous walk up to a high altitude then come back down to sleep. Remember – it doesn’t matter how fit you are, anyone can be affected by altitude, so have a chat to your doctor before you leave to talk about the symptoms and what to expect.

Day 5 – Phortse Gaon (3,810 m)
Today we trek for about 6-7 hours to cover the 9 km from Namche Bazaar to Phortse Gaon. This route offers amazing insight into the life and culture of the sherpas, and that night we stay in a village that is home to a number of sherpas who have reached Everest’s summit. Looking out from Phortse Gaon, the views of Amadablam are great.

Day 6 – Dingboche (4,410 m)
Trek approximately six hours to ‚the roof of the world‘ as we travel 8 kms to Dingboche.

Day 7 – Dingboche (4,410 m)
Today is another acclimatisation day. Staying the night in Dingboche we take day hikes to Amadablam base camp, Nagarjun Hill and Chukkhung.

Day 8 – Lobuche (4,900 m)
The trek to Lobuche is about five hours and covers 7 km, bringing us close to our ultimate goal!

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Day 9 – Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
From Lobuche we trek to the Everest Base Camp and then back down to our lodge at Gorakshep (5140 m). Here we have astonishing views over the Himalayas.

Day 10 – Kala Pathar/Pheriche or Orsho
Today we witness some of the Himalayas’ most recognisable sights. We make an early start to avoid the early morning clouds and trek to Kala Pathar (5,545 m) to witness the best views of Everest, Lohtse, Nuptse and other surrounding peaks. It’s a tough walking day (approx. 7 hours), and depending on how the group feels, your will decide where you spend the night.

Day 11 – Tengboche(3,840 m)
Trek to Tengboche (approx. 4 hours), for excellent views of Amadablam and a visit to the Tengboche Monastery and the Sherpa Heritage Foundation.

Day 12 – Monjo (2,860 m)
Trek downhill and out of the national park to the small settlement of Monjo (approx. 5 hours)

Day 13 – Lukla
This morning we descend to Lukla for the night before flying back to Kathmandu.