2022 Mount Everest South Base Camp Trek (5,545m)

Date: November 2022 – January 2023
Altitude: 5,545 meters
Venue: Khumbu Region, Nepal

Sport Climbing Fiji, established in February 2018, is the National Federation for mountaineering and sport climbing in Fiji. It represents Fiji in the International Federation of Sport Climbing – the International Federation representing sport climbing in the International Olympic Committee and at other international organizations. Sport Climbing Fiji is also a member of the Oceania Council for Sport Climbing.

Sport Climbing Fiji is the official host of the “2022 Mount Everest South Base Camp Trek (5,545m)”.

The event is part of Sport Climbing Fiji’s high-performance events. As a mountaineering organization, Sport Climbing Fiji aims to plant the noble banner blue (Fiji’s flag) at the summit of Mount Everest (8848.86m) in the coming years. The event is an initial but integral part of Sport Climbing Fiji’s Everest dream.

Apart from that, through the event, Sport Climbing Fiji wishes to raise awareness on the severity of cancer in Fiji, motivate the self-confidence of cancer patients and assist the event non-profit partners to raise funds to prevent cancer and to assist cancer patients in Fiji.

Sport Climbing Fiji believes that sports must be integrated with, to achieve vaster social goals. This has become the underling method of work for Sport Climbing Fiji.

We thank you for your interest.

Khumbu Region

The Everest or Khumbu region is justifiably the most famous of all trekking and mountain regions. Populated by Sherpas, the attractions of this area are the majestic mountains, the high mountain villages, the isolated monasteries, and the local people. This area includes the highest mountain of the world, Everest at 8848.86m, and many of the world’s 8000m peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. First climbed in 1953, Mount Everest still holds fascination for many, however the Everest region boasts many more spectacular and beautiful mountains, as well as some of the most rewarding trekking anywhere in the world.

The Mount Everest Base Camp Trek on the south side, at an altitude of 17,900 feet (5,545 meters), is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the trek to the base camp. However, trekking to Lukla is possible. There are no roads from Kathmandu to Lukla and as a result, the only method of transporting large and heavy goods is by plane. From Lukla, climbers trek upwards to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, 3,440 meters (11,290ft), following the valley of the Dudh Kosi River. It takes about two days to reach the village, which is the central hub of the area. Typically, at this point, climbers allow a day of rest for acclimation. They then trek for another two days to Dingboche, 4,260 meters (13,980 ft) before resting for another day for further acclimatization. Another two days of trekking takes them to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Pattar, 5,545 meters (18,192 ft) and Mt. Pumori.

Itinerary

DayPlan
1Arrival in Kathmandu
2Pre-trek briefing in Kathmandu
3Travel from Kathmandu to Bhandar (2190m)
4Walk from Bhandar (2190m) to Kenja arrive 11.15am, then on to Sete (2580m)
5Walk from Sete (2580m) to Junbesi (2670m)
6Walk from Junbesi (2670m), lunch at Ringmo (2720m) then to Nunthala (2230m)
7Trek from Nunthala (2230m), lunch at Khari Khola (2040m) then to Puiyan (2770m)
8Walk from Puiyan (2770m) to Phakding (2610m)
9Walk from Phakding (2610m) to Namche Bazaar (3440m) – stay at Namche Bazaar
10Day walks to Khumjung or the Everest view hotel (3840m). Also visit to museum in Namche Bazaar
11Walk from Namche Bazaar (3440m), lunch and view monastery at Tengboche (3860m) to Orsho (c. 3900m)
12Walk from Orsho (c. 3900m) to Pheriche (4240m). Then day walk up valley in direction of (but not to) Dhugla
13At Pheriche (4240m), walk to Chhukung (4730m)
14Day walks to top of Chhukung hill (5833m), not Chhukung Ri
15Go over the Khongma La pass (5535m) and the Khumbu glacier to Lobuche (4910m)
16Walk to Gorak Shep (5140m), and Everest South Base Camp
17Morning sunrise trip to up Kala Pattar (5545m) and trek back to Lobuche (4910m)
18Walk from Lobuche, via Dzongla (4830m), over the Cho La pass (5330m), to Tagnag (c. 4700m)
19Walk from Tagnag (c. 4700m) via the Ngozumpa glacier to Gokyo (4800m). The old crossing point on the Ngozumpa glacier (and still shown on many maps) is no longer usable – the current route is longer and very different. After lunch, day walk up Gokyo Ri (5483m) – 3 hours to top and back
20Day walks north of Gokyo to a prominent feature (approx 5200m) north west of the 4th lake – unable to reach top of feature as surrounded by large boulders and no obvious path
21Walk from Gokyo, over the Renjo La pass (5340m), via Langden and Maralung to Thame (3820m)
22Day walks west from Thame (3820m) up the Thame Khola valley to within approx 50 minutes of the top of Tashi Lapcha pass (5755m)
23Walk from Thame (3820m) to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
24Walk from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m)
25Trek from Lukla to Salleri. Stay in Salleri
26Travel from Salleri to Kathmandu.

Contact us for more information.

Phone: (+679) 7209437
Email: sportclimbingfijiofficial@gmail.com
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