Trekking to Everest Base Camp

View from Kala Pattar (5545m) of Everest, the Khumba icefield, and EBC.

View from Kala Pattar (5545m) of Everest, the Khumba icefield, and EBC.

The link above takes you to a video on YouTube that was created using mostly still photography of our excellent trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) in Nepal. We did this trip in conjunction with visits to Thailand and Tokyo. We spent a few days in Kathmandu, where we met up with our guide, Danuru Sherpa ("Dawa"). He led us through the permitting process, and showed us around before flying to Lukla to start our trek. We were on the trek from October 19 until November 2, 2016. By then, the monsoons are usually done, and the skies are clear.

I would highly recommend Dawa. His English is excellent, he is very conscious of your comfort and safety, and having lived there all his life (and led climbs up Everest at least 13 times), he knows everything and everyone. Our accommodations were always secured, and he has his own guest house in his home village of Phortse. You can email Dawa at

The people along the way are terrific! It is a trip of a lifetime, although probably not for everyone. It is important to have the proper gear (gets cold!), the proper meds, good fitness and ample hiking/training with those boots and your pack. And bring lots of US$!

The video compresses 2 weeks into 20 minutes. Enjoy!