My trip to Mount Everest, Nepal in 2010 – part 8
From Lobuche we trek to the lodge at Gorak Shep (5,180m/17,126ft), the site of the 1953 expedition’s base camp.
Overall altitude gain today is 240m.
My luggage Yak was keeping up with my fast pace.
Here we have astonishing views over the Himalayas.
I was glad it was sunny but it was freezing!
Eventually we saw the Khumbu Icefall where Everest Base Camp is just situated off.
We kept going heading for the lodge for the night in the small trekkers village of Gorak Shep.
Even though the trekking lodges at Gorak Shep are basic, in recent times more modern amenities have become available, such as satellite high-speed Internet access and a shop selling ‘Mars Bars’ etc….
This was to be our final acclimatization stop before trekking to Everest Base Camp and we were heading out tomorrow morning for our final leg of our trek!
I was excited.
To be continued….