TPZ174: Trekking to Everest Base Camp with Russ Hepton

Everest base camp

Trekking to Everest base camp at 5,380 meters is not an easy adventure, but the reward is spending time in the incredible mountain landscapes of the Himalayas.  Russ Hepton began his 2-week trek starting in Kathmandu Nepal.  After an exhilarating 45-minute helicopter flight to Lukla he set out with his guide toward Namche Bazaar at 3,340 meters and spent a day acclimating.  The trek continued toward Dingboche at 4,410 meters and another rest day.  After reaching Everest base camp he attempted a challenging hike toward the top of Kala Patthar which stands at 5,643 meters.  You can learn more at his YouTube channel called The Trail Hunter and his website  Russ Hepton, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

The guide service Russ used: Magic Expedition Trekking and Tours

TPZ023: The Great Himalayan Trail with Doc McKerr

Great Himalayan Trail

The Great Himalaya Trail is one of the highest and longest trails in the world.  Between April and June of 2013, Doc McKerr became the first person to solo trek the Great Himalayan Trail on a 65 day, 1480 km trek in Nepal from east to west.  His route took him through some of the world’s most amazing and difficult landscapes as he trekked through Himalayan foothills, forests, jungles, and remote villages.  In total he passed over thirteen 5000+ meter passes and reached two 5000+ meter base camps while exposed to all kinds of weather conditions.  You can learn more about his adventure at  Doc McKerr, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

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