Mount Everest Travel Guide

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  • I WAS THE LAST ONE TO SEE THE YETI'S...

    I just read that the yeti's skull and hand on display are replicas of the stolen ones from 1991, but you can still go and see them. Actually i may have been about the last person to see the real skull or shall we say the original yeti skull before it was stolen. i stayed one night in Pangboche so i was looking forward to going to the monastery to...

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  • LIFE AT THE HIGHER ALTITUDES

    It is a tough life for yak herders, porters and the livestock at higher altitudes. Some villages are not inhabited all year long and only open up for the trekking season. Everything you eat or drink has to be carried in by man or beast. There is very little vegetation above the treeline and very little fuel for the locals to use.

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  • TREKKING FROM JIRI TOWARDS LUKLA

    I always advise trekkers to start their trek from Jiri as the trail passes through different climate and vegetation zones and one can usually trek without too much clothing as it can be reasonably warm. You will come across small communities and villages where you can stay the night, cross many rivers, ascend and descend many mountainous trails and...

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  • WONDERFUL VIEWS OF EVEREST ON GOKYO TREK

    Once you leave Machermo and approach the Gokyo Lake system you will have the chance to have some magnificent views of Everest so have your camera ready. The views will be particularly spectacular early morning before the clouds begin to roll in.

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  • GREAT VIEWS FROM GOKYO RI

    The main reason for trekking to Gokyo would be to climb Gokyo Ri for sunrise and catch a view of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. You can refer to my other tip about climbing Gokyo Ri for more detailed information of when to start climbing but once you are at the top you cannot stop taking photographs of the wonderful mountainous peaks that are all...

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  • GET AN EARLY START FOR BEST VIEWS

    If you are trekking towards EBC from Lobuje please start early in order to get the best views of Everest and the nearby mountains. Once you reach Gorak Shep the skies will normally be clear in the Autumn season after the rains. One would expect the clouds to form later in the day and you may not be able to see any of the peaks. Trekking in the...

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  • BLOWING IN THE WIND

    Whenever you cross over a pass or reach the top of a peak you will notice prayer flags that are fluttering in the wind. Most people think that prayer flags carry prayers to the gods but traditionally this is not true as Tibetans believe that prayers and mantra are blown by the wind to spread goodwill and compassion into all areas, therefore prayer...

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  • Glacier

    Before you reach Lobuje you will cross Khumbu Glacier,a fascinating experience. It is just wonderful to rest here and contemplate the size and movement of this glacier.

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  • THE HIGHEST GLACIER IN THE WORLD

    After you pass Gorak Shep you will get some magnificent views of the Khumbu Glacier and Mount Everest. Should you wish to get to base camp you have to traverse the glacier which is strewn with rocks and debris. Here the glacier is at around 5,000 m but its source is at 7,600 m, the highest glacier in the world.Further along the glacier is the...

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  • HIKE UP KALA PATAR

    Kala Patar means "black rock" and many trekkers scamper up here (5,164 m) to get good views of Everest. If you are going to base camp it is well worth taking this side trip as you cannot see the peak of Everest from Base Camp due to the structure of the mountain. Kala Patar is just a black rock which can be seen on the south side of Pumori. You can...

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  • DO YOU LIKE THE UNMARRIED DAUGHTER ?

    Pumori, the unmarried daughter or also known as Everest's daughter is a peak which is 8 kms west of Everest and is a climbing peak. George Mallory named the peak Pumori which means unmarried daughter in the Sherpa language. Gerhard Lenser was the first to climb the 7,161 m peak in 1962 but two Czech climbers found another route in 1996. Over 40...

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  • THE GOKYO LAKE SYSTEM, HIGHEST IN THE...

    The Gokyo Lake System comprises of six main lakes and is the highest lake system in the world which ranges from 4,700 to 5,000 m high. If you count the small lakes there are actually 19 lakes which are connected together on the ground or perhaps under the ground. The lakes are fed from the seepage of the Ngozumpa glacier, and a few streams. One of...

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  • MACHERMO TO GOKYO, CHOLOTSE &...

    The hike from Machermo to Gokyo is very enjoyable and offers plenty of photographic opportunities as you climb up to the west of Ngozumba Glacier which is the largest glacier in the country stretchoing 40 kms. . Once you reach the glacier the trek to Gokyo is quite flat and easily accomplished, but you may huff and puff ascending the 800 m from...

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  • RISE EARLY AND JOIN THE YAKS IN MACHERMO

    At Machermo there will be a chance to get up early and photograph the yaks covered in a layer of frost. These animals are used for bringing supplies along the Everest trekking route, especially for the trekking groups . As it is above the tree line their are a few enclosed pastures to accommodate the yaks. There are a few stone huts and trekkers...

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  • GOKYO VILLAGE, A TASTE OF HEAVEN

    Gokyo village is a small settlement in the Solokhumbu district at the base of Gokyo Peak and to the east of Dudh Pokhari (Gokyo Cho Lake). The village which mainly consists of a few trekkers huts at the side of the lake is one of the highest in the world at an altitude of 4,750 m. It is not inhabited all year round but it is extremely scenic due to...

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  • THE TRAIL NEAR JUNBESI

    The trail leads down the side of the mountain from Lamjura La to Junbesi and climbs up a mountain on the other side of the valley. Often you can see the trail far in the distance. When leaving Junbesi and ascending the mountain you will suddenly turn a corner and have the first view of Everest.

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  • MEET THE LOCALS

    Wherever you are on the Everest trek you will have the chance to take wonderful photos of the people you meet on the trail. Most of the locals are friendly and don't mind having their photo taken but it is always best to ask first.

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  • HOW ABOUT A COLD SHOWER ?

    During the Everest trek it may be necessary to take a quick cold dip in a waterfall or river. I did this several times as i did not want to bother the people at the lodge by asking for hot water as this uses valuable fuel and is not cheap. My treks were quite a few years ago and most lodges would sell you a bucket of warm water.but to experience a...

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Mount Everest Transportation

  • HOW TO GET TO THE EVEREST REGION BY BUS

    Buses leave early morning for Jiri and some will continue to Shivalaya or Bhandar but i would advise only going as far as Jiri and starting the trek from there as you will pass through some beautiful countryside in the foothills of the Himalayas. By continuing to Shivalaya or Bhandar you will save one or two days trekking. The bus can take up to 9...

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  • To South Face of Mt.Everest from the...

    There are three ways to get close to the Everest: From Nepal, the southern side, you can fly to Lukla and do the Everest Trek through the Sagarmatha National Park in the Khumbu area of Nepal.This is what I had planned to do first but I already catched a cold with fever in Kathmandu which stopped me even before I could start it. I had everything...

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  • View over Mt.Everest by airplane

    There are special mountain flights offered from Kathmandu, but since I had to go to Bhutan from Nepal by plane anyways I had the mountain panorama included.To go to Bhutan you have to use Druk Air, the Bhutanese national carrier. It is really amazing to fly by the peak of Mt.Everest and imagine people standing on this height.

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Mount Everest Local Customs

  • HELP ME WITH MY POLE

    At many Buddhists Lodges you will find that it is the custom to erect a pole on which there will be Buddhist prayer flags and the five traditional colors. This photo was taken at Govem on the way up to Lamjura Pass. Some of the trekkers helped raise the pole for the opening of this new Lodge/restaurant

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  • TRY THE CHEESE OR CURD

    In the mountains of Nepal the locals make cheese and curd from Yak milk so if you see an opportunity to taste it, stop and buy some. There is even a Nambur Cheese Circuit starting at Shivalaya. I believe that the photo was taken somewhere near Shivalaya, but not sure if the shop is still there.http://wikitravel.org/en/Numbur_Cheese_Circuit

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  • MANI WALLS

    Mani walls are a collection of stone tablets with inscriptions carved on them which say "Om mani padme hum", meaning "hail to the jewel of the lotus". You must pass on the left hand side of the wall as Buddhists believe it is the direction that the universe follows (clockwise), and besides it would be considered rude to pass on the wrong side....

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Mount Everest Warnings and Dangers

  • Respect the weather.

    Bad weather can turn an easy, sunny climb into a horrible, fatal inferno. The change is often fast and unforgiving.Suddenly, you are blind, the wind freeze the blood in your veins, you can’t think and you can’t find your way anywhere! Instantly, you feel a deadly fear whilst your mind keeps falling into a helpless dizziness. You cant feel your...

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  • this golden rule

    Fear nothing except fear itself. Still, there are some if's and but's to this golden rule. The following are some of the mishaps that we have faced during our 4 years of Everest attempts:AvalanchesFalling rocksCrevasse fallsOther falls (including getting hit by falling climber)Severe exhaustion/dehydrationWhiteoutHurricane at 8600 m / 27000 ftLost...

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  • PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM SNOW BLINDNESS

    When you reach high altitudes make sure that you have a good pair of polaroid sunglasses as the strong sun reflecting on the snow can give you temporary snow blindness. Preferably the type with the little leather flaps at the side which will help to protect your eyes even more. Glacier goggles or snlw goggles would be even better and you can find...

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Mount Everest What to Pack

  • DON'T FORGET A WALKING STICK

    Not so much a packing tip but something you can get hold off when you start your trek. A walking stick or ski stick/pole is extremely useful when hiking uphill or downhill. These are available in shops in Kathmandu at a very reasonable price. The stick that i have in the photo was on its third trip to Everest Base Camp as it as passed on from...

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  • BE PREPARED

    Bring a backpack that can hold up to 20 kilos and make sure it has a few side pockets and compartments that you can easily access while trekking (water, map, sun glasses, notes, camera etc), Rainproof cover. A small day pack for your valuables should be carried too, for when you are wandering around the village from your lodge. Most important...

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    by Sahir8 Updated May 8, 2012

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    Yes May is the perfect time to do the trek.October,May and April are good months.Although,I've heard it is snowing at Namche,Tengboche and higher areas as we speak.I suggest you guys start from Lukla rather than Jiri,though.Also,you can go to this place called Himalyan Waves Trekking who I went through,they are brilliant.They have an office in Thamel so you can contact them there.I suggest you mail them before hand and they will send you an itinerary and the details.They have very good guides-in particular take this guy called Som or Krishna(They are both awesome guides).They will organize a porter for you too,unless you're on a tight budget.I know the itinerary from Lukla,I think it takes a week or two longer from Jiri to Base Camp.The itinerary from Lukla is-
    Day 1.Lukla to Phakding
    Day 2.Phakding to Namche Bazaar
    Day 3. Acclimatization day at Namche
    Day 4.Namche to Tengboche
    Day 5.Tengboche to Dingboche
    Day 6. Acclimatization at Dingboche
    Day 7.Dingboche to Lobuche
    Day 8.Lobuche to Base camp and stay in Gorak Shep
    Day 9.Gorak Shep to Dingboche
    Day 10.Dingboche to Phungi Tenga
    Day 11.Phungi Tenga to Jorsale
    Day 12.Jorsale to Lukla

    That's what it's like but you can alter it completely according to your wish.You can also go via Gokyo/Chola Pass etc.Also,go at your own pace throughout

    P.S-I just got back

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Mount Everest General

  • Summit Rotation:

    Be sure to write your name on all your gear and your stuff sacks that you place in the rice bags that will be carried by the Sherpa porters to Camp 1 and Camp 2... they sometimes get mixed up with other climbers' gear.Practice using your down suit from Camp 2 to Camp 3 and get an early start to beat the heat... learn how to take the top down of...

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  • General:

    Pace - don't worry, walk at your own pace.Preparation - be in the best shape of your life.Sickness - It is OK if you get sick, it happens, take care of yourself, see the doctors and rest.Personal Sherpa - a must.Extra bottle of oxygen on summit push is well worth cost.Stay at C1 on summit rotation.Purpose - have purpose for your climb and call upon...

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  • PORTER OR NO PORTER

    On my first Everest trek we hiked from Jiri to Junbesi in 3 days and since it was the beginning of the trek and we had not got used to the strenuous conditions we hired a porter to carry both our bags, but once we got to Namche Bazaar we paid him off and continued without him. Of course porters can be hired in Kathmandu, but it is cheaper to find...

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