Time  3 hours 43 minutes

Coordinates 1201

Uploaded January 17, 2020

Recorded November 2019

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Stage 9 - Part 2 - of the Trekking of the Three Steps of Everest

November 25, 2019.

Stage 9 - 2nd Part - Gorak Shep (5,165 m) - Everest Base Camp (EBC - 5,364 m)


This second part of the stage is a pleasant walk parallel to the Khumbu Glacier to the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m.)
It has no difficulty, except for the height at which we are of more than 5,000 m.
The pity was that the sky was covered with clouds.

Technical data :

• Distance: 6.2 km.
• Difficulty: Easy.
• Time in motion: 3h, 10m.
• Total time with stops: 3h, 45m.
• Type of road surface: Track, dirt and stone path.
• Ascent slope: 229 m.
• Descent slope: 220 m.
• Minimum height: 5,165 m. (Gorak Shep).
• Maximum height: 5,385 m. (EBC viewpoint).
• Signposting: Very marked.

Description of the route:

We finished eating and set off for Everest Base Camp.
Second part of stage 9.



It is a walk without any difficulty, parallel to the Khumbu Glacier.
The road goes around Kala Patthar and Pumori until it deviates onto a path that goes straight down to Everest Base Camp.



In the months of March, April, and May, the stores are distributed within a radius of 500 m, very close to the seracs.
We didn't get close to the seracs, but you can see how big they are in the photo.





From the base camp we did not have the best views, but I was very excited to find myself at the place where the ascent to Everest and Lhotse begins on its south face. The pity was that there were many clouds.



We are surrounded by the Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Nuptse peaks .
The Ice Waterfall is the first climbing section that mountaineers have to overcome to reach Camp I and II in the Valle del Silencio . It is a very dangerous stretch due to the movement of the seracs, and the deep cracks they have to bridge between them. All thanks to the Icefall Doctor, yes . They are Sherpas who trace and maintain the safest path through the Icefall, placing series of ladders to cross the crevices.



On April 25, 2015, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal, and an avalanche from the col between Pumori and Lingtren , swept the base camp where 1000 people were. Unfortunately it took the lives of at least 22 people.
A few days later, a new 7.3 earthquake buried the entrances to the field. That spring of 2015, nobody climbed Everest or Lhotse.
Around 9,000 people died across the country.
The city of Kathmandu was badly affected, and a large part of the older buildings collapsed.



After some nice photos we went back the same way to Gorak Shep .





We ate early in the living room near the stoves and went up to the bedrooms. The next day it was time to get up early (4:30). Objective, to see Everest at sunrise from the top of Kala Patthar (5,643m). As long as it is not covered by clouds.

But that, we already tell in the next stage.

Continue Stage 10 - Gorakshep - Lobuche - Memorial - Dzonglha (Road to Cho La Pass).>
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Return to Stage 9 - (1st Part) - Lobuche (4,940 m) - Gorak Shep (5,165 m)

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River

Acceso Glaciar del Khumbu

Acceso Glaciar del Khumbu
Camping

EBC - Campo Base del Everest - Fotos I

EBC - Campo Base del Everest - Fotos I
Camping

EBC - Campo Base del Everest - Fotos II

EBC - Campo Base del Everest - Fotos II
Camping

EBC - Campo Base del Everest - Fotos III

EBC - Campo Base del Everest - Fotos III
Risk

Cascadas de hielo

Cascadas de hielo
Risk

Comienzo de Cascadas de Hielo

Comienzo de Cascadas de Hielo
Summit

Everest ( 8.848 m ).

Everest ( 8.848 m ).
Information

Principio camino de Gorak Shep a EBC

Principio camino de Gorak Shep a EBC
panorama

Panorámica del Glaciar y EBC

Panorámica del Glaciar y EBC
panorama

Fotos Glaciar

Fotos Glaciar
River

Glaciar del Khumbu

Glaciar del Khumbu
Refuge

Gorak Shep

Gorak Shep
Summit

Khumbutse Peak ( 6.636 m )

Khumbutse Peak ( 6.636 m )
Summit

Lingtren ( 7.161 m )

Lingtren ( 7.161 m )
panorama

Mirador Campo Base del Everest ( EBC )

Mirador Campo Base del Everest ( EBC )
Summit

Nuptse ( 7.861 m )

Nuptse ( 7.861 m )
Summit

Pumori ( 7.161 m )

Pumori ( 7.161 m )
Mountain pass

Valle del Silencio

Valle del Silencio

9 comments

  • Photo of Carlos Las Solanas

    Carlos Las Solanas Apr 16, 2020

    Colosal, preciosa, posiblemente una de las más etapas más bonitas.
    Un recorrido corto pero espectacular. No dejo de sorprenderme de la espectacularidad de las fotos, que nos pones Juan.
    Parece que lo vivo y estoy con vosotros en el lugar.
    Cordillera alucinante y unos picos a cuál más bello, dejando de lado su altura.
    La verdad que deben de ser muchas las sensaciones que se tienen cuando te encuentras en el Campo Base del Everest, por donde tantos escaladores han pasado.
    Gracias por mostrarnos esos lugares tan sensacionales, y donde tantos alpinistas persiguieron el sueño de coronar el Everest y Lhotse.

  • Photo of Pikkard

    Pikkard Apr 16, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    👌👌👌👌

  • Photo of chasquera

    chasquera Apr 17, 2020

    Bueno ya teneis en el bote el Base camp del Mount Everest ,cosa que la mayoría de los mortales no podemos decir.
    Un fuerte abrazo Juan.

  • Photo of esanmore

    esanmore Apr 19, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Gran día, aunque el día estaba nublado, pero el hecho de estar allí compensaba con creces. Un abrazo.

  • Photo of Juan Desnivel

    Juan Desnivel Apr 21, 2020

    Gracias compañeros.

  • Photo of Alvaro M

    Alvaro M Apr 21, 2020

    Por fin habéis alcanzado uno de los hitos más importantes del viaje, sino el que más. Cuánto daría por poder haber estado ahí con vosotros...

  • Photo of Juan Desnivel

    Juan Desnivel Apr 22, 2020

    Era uno de los objetivos del Trekking de los Tres Pasos.
    Si quieres Alvaro, preparamos viaje para cuando nos dejen, al Annapurna o al del Manaslu.
    Se puede estudiar.
    Gracias.

  • Photo of Ris Ris

    Ris Ris Apr 28, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Cuando llegas desde Lobuche a Gorak Shep, con unos 250 metros de desnivel, debes decidir si subir por la tarde a Kala Pattar (otros 500 m más) o continuar al Campo Base del Everest (otros 200 y pico más) y dejar la subida a Kala Pattar para el día siguiente, si pernoctas en Gorak Shep. Nosotros decidimos llegar al EBC ese misma tarde. Aunque diferentes agencias nos indicaron que tal vez no era interesante llegar hasta el EBC, al menos en mi opinión, mereció totalmente la pena alargar esos 6 km más ida y vuelta y llegar a este simbólico lugar. Para mí, fue uno de los momentos más emocionantes del trekking. Un abrazo.

  • Photo of Juan Desnivel

    Juan Desnivel Apr 29, 2020

    Totalmente de acuerdo.
    Gracias

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