Karma Sherpa is now on his way to Everest Base Camp to start preparations for his most recent trip to the top of Everest with his client. If successful, this will be his 6th time to the top!
He is currently in the famous village of Namche Bazaar at 3440 metres, about 10 days on foot from the nearest road at Jiri, and a 2 to 3 day walk from the mountain airport of Lukla. It’s a great place with a German Bakery, and many other places to eat. Look out for the small post box at the postal house, which is a paint tin nailed to a tree on the edge of the village. Heading higher past the famous monastery at Tenbouche and 3867 metres, before going to Dingbouche is a tiny house that makes the best chocolate cake in the world at 4412 metres (when they have ingredients, if they run out, it is a 5 day return trek to get more!).
Everest base camp is at 5360 metres. Karmas team have been there a week getting the Base camp ready. Life at base camp is probably better than you think, with Satellite communications, WiFi, good food in the tents, at this stage weight is not an issue, as porters carry what ever is needed.
When they start their trek however, having low weight compact food is a must, but they also need to make sure they are taking in enough calories for their tough journey. They are taking an assortment of our Extreme Adventure food with them, with our 1,000 kcal freeze dried food range is perfect to put in their packs with it’s low weight, yet high calorie count.
We hope to update you on their trip as we find out more!