Russian Base Jumps off Mount Everest

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Valery Rozov BASE jumps from Mt Everest on 28 May 2013 The Russian extreme sports star makes the highest ever BASE jump after leaping from 7,220m. … Read more

Photographer David Breashear’s Interactive Photograph of the Khumbu Glacier Near Everest

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American Filmmaker and Mountaineer David Breashears has created an incredibly detailed two billion pixel interactive image of the Khumbu glacier. The Khumbu Glacier is in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Made from 477 separate high resolution shots, the photograph aims to tell the "bigger story of climate change in the area," and allows you to zoom to different areas of the site, including inside a tent at base camp. Click on the button below to view the photograph. … Read more

Mt Everest Base Camp elevation and altitude

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Mount Everest has two base camps. They are on opposite sides of the mountain. South Base Camp is in Nepal and is at an altitude of 17,598 ft (5,364 meters) The South Base Camp is at coordinates 28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E (5,150 meters) The North Base Camp is at coordinates 28°8′29″N 86°51′5″E. These Mount Everest base camps are rudimentary. They are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent. South Base Camp is used when climbing via the southeast ridge, while North Base Camp is used when climbing via the … Read more

Everest Base Camp Trek Video


An 18 minute video of the Everest Base Camp Trek tips from Lukla via Namche Bazaar filmed by Robin Wallace. This video will give you a good idea what to expect on your Everest Base Camp trek. … Read more

Help Planning Your Everest Base Camp Trek


So you are thinking about trekking to the base camp of Everest in Nepal, but the planning is making your head swim. In fact, you have never traveled to a foreign country or trekked anywhere. What do you do? Don't worry Himalayan Mountain Treks is here to help. Step one, Pick one of our eight treks, such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit or Everest Gokyo Trek. Use our site to make your decision. Once you decide on your destination, fill out this form to customize your trip. If you have any questions feel to email us. Keep in mind that … Read more

Weather for your Everest base camp trek in the Himalayas


Nepal's climate varies according to the season, the region and the altitude. If there are heavy rains in Kathmandu there can be blizzards in the mountain passes of Everest. With this in mind and the fact that—like all great mountains—the Himalaya creates their own weather Everest trekkers should be prepared for all types of of weather with plenty of warm, waterproof clothes. The best time for doing the Everest base camp trek is from early September to early December (Autumn) or March to end May (Spring). Autumn generally has clear … Read more

Everest Gokyo Trekking


The 20 day Everest Gokyo Trek is popularly known as the " The Ultimate Trek." It has almost everything that Nepal has to offer: stunning mountain views from Chukung, Kala Pathar and Gokyo Ri, fascinating villages and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and the culture and hospitality of the endearing Sherpa people. The adventure begins with a flight to Lukla (2,805m/9,200ft). You will then trek up to Kala Pathar view point (5,550m/18,200ft) and continue by venturing off the main trail to cross the Cho La pass (5,422m/17,783ft) into the Gokyo Valley. … Read more

Upper Dolpo Trekking


The trek to Upper Dolpo was only opened in 1989. The Dolpo region is hard to match for its breathtaking beauty. The trek is 16 days long and during your trek you will be able to have the opportunity to visit the nomadic people and their unforgettable culture. The Dolpo Himalayas offer an endless variety of landscapes, cultures and great people. This unbounded diversity makes it a destination you can visit over and over again. It becomes even more interesting and attracting with every time you return. Lying in the rain shadow area of the … Read more

Round Dhaulagiri Trek


The Dhaulagiri Range (White Mountain) is separated from the Annapurna region by the Kali Gandaki Gorge (deepest in the world).  It includes fifteen peaks above 7000m. The trek is strenuous and you will need some mountaineering knowledge. The trek will take you to Magdi Glacier, Dhaulagiri Base camp (4750m), French Pass (5360m) (highest point of the trek)in addition to several peaks such as Putali Himal and Tukuche Peak. From these peaks you will have stunning views of the Dhaulagiri range. A hidden snow valley (after crossing French pass) … Read more

Kanchenjunga Third Highest Mountain Base Camp Trek


This isolated trek is on the Eastern edge of Nepal. Mount Kanchangunga the third highest peak of the world. At 8596 meters this massive peak dominates the southern range of the Himalayas. This section of Nepal only opened to trekking in 1988, which explains its richness of traditional culture. This is one of the longer treks we offer and has many possibilities for extra days to explore different areas that are surrounded by many great mountains in eastern Nepal. The Kanchangunga area has many high summits of which three are above 8,000 meters … Read more