After a long day trekking up to Gorak Shep, I dumped my pack and pressed on another few hours to base camp.
The stock EBC shot.
Base camp is little more than a campsite on a very patch of ground… looks very insignificant with all the giants around it. To the right the Khumbu ice fall grinds down from Everest.
After a 4am wake up to fresh snow and a cold slog I reached the summit of Kala Patthar for an awesome morning view. Above, a group poses for a photo on the summit, with Everest in the background.
Even with the sun blazing it was deceptively cold.
Over the space of about 5 hours trekking along this trail towards Phortse I didn’t see another soul apart from an old couple coming the other way ushering their cow along the trail.
In the UK as business man drives a BMW and uses a hands free kit… not in the Khumbu.
Mt. Ama Dablam or “Mother’s Necklace” dominates the sky.