Approaching Gorak Shep in Nepal

Approaching Gorak Shep in Nepal

Today’s travel photo is a view of Gorak Shep with Kala Pattar and the ice capped peak of Pumori towering above in Nepal. Gorak Shep is the last stop before reaching Everest Base Camp and if you see this view during your trek, it’s likely that you will make it the rest of the way. Gorak Shep sits at 5164m and is made up of a cluster of trekker guesthouses, which I’ve heard is the highest permanent accommodation in the world. The village sits on the rocky moraine of the massive Khumbu Glacier which tumbled off of Mount Everest, which you follow along the right in this photo to Base Camp. The trail you can see ahead leads up Kala Pattar, where you get the best view of Everest, and the highest you will go on the Everest Base Camp trek. It doesn’t look hard, but at this altitude, that little climb is a tough one. While climbing, the icy peak of Pumori is ever present, and provides a spectacular backdrop. I’ve been here twice now and I’m sure it won’t be the last I see of this beautiful sight.


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4 comments… add one
  • Johann Aug 8, 2016

    Great photo! I was at this same location in May on my trek to the Everest Base Camp and the Three Passes of Khumbu. Brings back a lot of memories.

    • Dean Wickham Sep 21, 2016

      It’s a wonderful sight to behold when you reach it, isn’t it? It means you are nearly there 🙂

  • wow that photo is looking so beautiful and best place for trekking.

  • Best Flight Deals Aug 22, 2016

    that is an awesome place and you captured great photo.

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