Can I trek to Everest post earthquake

The trek into Everest base camp post earthquake is ready for you. I have just returned from two back to back Everest base camp treks in October 2015. We had a group of 10 people, who all make the journey into base camp and the lower part of the Khumbu Ice fall. We also had a small team sleeping at Everest base camp and a larger group of 23 people, of which 21 made the journey to the base of Mt. Everest.

Everest base camp October 2015

The villages, homes and trail from Lukla, through Phakding, monjo, Jorsalle and up to Namche Bazaar did receive most of the damage from the recent earthquake.

Damage to homes in the Everest region

We saw a lot of homes, damaged in the lower valley and lower part of the trek and met up with our friend Pemba from the Sherpa Foundation who is raising money in support of his home village and starting to help the people of the lower Khumbu. We are helping in the remote village of Goli where most of our Sherpa staff come from. READ MORE about Goli Village. JOIN a support trek to Nepal or DONATE to the work we are doing in Nepal.

Damage on the Everest base camp trail

As you can see this was one section of the trail that was totally wiped out. Most of the damage was caused after the earthquake in the monsoon season which hits the region from June to early September each year. The heavy rain can cause problems in the mountains with landslides in so many valleys throughout the Himalaya’s.

Dangerous section on the Everest base camp trek

If you want to put yourself at risk, just stand right under a seriously dangerous section of the trail. Once again safety on the Everest base camp trail is being ignored. So many local guides have no understanding of the risks on the trail and leading people into seriously dangerous sections of the trail and even let them stand in dangerous areas to take pictures. Be very aware of your surroundings on the trial.

The Everest trail from Namche to Tengbouche

Above Namche Bazaar 3,440m/ 11,286ft we saw less damage on the trail and to buildings. Some villages and valleys experiencing more damage than others but the Everest trail got away very lightly. You can join one of our treks in 2016. With our unique itinerary into Everest base camp, excellent guides and quality service we can get you their safely. We have 99% success rate and will help you train correctly for your adventure.

Above Namche Bazaar post earthquake

As you can see in the pictures there is a lot of up and down hill hiking on the trek into Everest base camp. You need to be prepared and have the right hiking and walking experience to make this journey. We can help you prepare, manage the the risk and help you make a safe and quality trek into the Everest region in a post earthquake Nepal.

Rock fall just outside Everest base camp

Can I trek to Everest post earthquake? Yes you can!!

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