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

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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

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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

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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

Base Camp of Everest Trek Information

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Basic Information: Experience The fifteen day Mt. Everest Base Camp trek departing from Kathmandu and visiting Namche and Tengpoche on your way towards the majestic Mount Everest, the highest peak or mountain in the world. Your trek will take you over breath-taking rivers via suspension bridges and continue up steep ascents as you approach the world’s tallest mountain.Your trek will take you to the small mountain of Kala Pattar which is adjacent to Mount Everest and has jaw-dropping views of the Mount Everest trekking region showcasing some … Read more

National Geographic Tackles Everest

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The two-month expedition seeks to repeat the historic climb of the 1963 National Geographic-sponsored American Mount Everest Expedition, almost 50 years after that first American ascent. Mountaineer Conrad Anker and photographer Cory Richards will attempt the risky West Ridge route. At the same time a second team with additional climbers from The North Face and National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will take on the mountain’s Southeast Ridge. Follow the action here … Read more

Equipment List for Everest Trek

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  So you booked your trip to the Everest Gokyo Trek next year. Now you need to buy your gear for the trip. Below is a list of items you'll need. • Hiking boots or shoes Lightweight. Make sure wear them before going to avoid blisters • Pants A pair of lightweight and a pair of heavyweight pants for lower and higher elevations. • Shorts 1-2 pair of comfortable shorts, convertible pants or skirts • T-Shirts 2-4, cotton • Shirt A lightweight, long sleeved shirt. This is worn to avoided sun burn • Hat Ensure it has wide … Read more

Best Cheap Trekking International Travel Insurance for Solo and Group Treks

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Find the best and cheap international travel insurance for your Nepal treks for both solo trekking and group treks. Let's just paint a picture. You are Everest trekking up to the base camp of Mount Everest. Along the way a train of Yaks is approaching you. You step to the side, but you have forgotten to go towards the inside of the mountain. The next thing you know you are being forced off the trail by the large hairy beast and falling 20 feet to a rock shelf below. You are alright, but you have twisted and sliced up your ankle and have a few … Read more

Check Airline Prices and Book Your Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal

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Once you pick the time of year you want to trek in Nepal, you will need to check pricing and book your flight to Kathmandu. You can use the widget below for that. The widget can also be used for other flights so check back for all your travel plans. The prices are comparable to Expedia. Return: One Way From: To: Departure Date: … Read more

Calculator to Convert US Dollars to Nepalese Rupee

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Enter the US Dollar amount that you would like convert to Nepalese Rupee. Note: Nepalese Rupee is 1.6 times that of and Indian Rupee. Currency-Converter.com … Read more