April 12th Hike

The trail winds past the Italian Research Center through the high tundra and glacial moraine to Gorak Shep (16,924ft/5158m), the last inhabited area before Everest Base Camp. Gorak Shep presents a rougher environment and gives the trekker the true flavor of the nighttime rigors of mountaineering. In the afternoon we take a short walk up the moraine to look down on the chaotic Khumbu glacier and take in the closeness of these renown Himalayan peaks. Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours

Start Point: Lobuje (16,174ft/4929m)
End Point: Gorak Shep (16,924ft/5158m)
Distance: 2.75 miles/ 4.4 km
Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours

April 12th Hike 1

April 12th Hike 2

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