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Everest Photo Gallery - Gorak Shep with views of Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Everest, Nuptse, Taweche, Cholatse

I trekked from Lukla to Gorak Shep in 1997 and 2000. I also trekked from Gokyo over the Cho La to Gorak Shep in 2008.

01 Jerome Ryan Trekking From Lobuche Towards Gorak Shep Sunrise With Kangtega, Thamserku, Taweche Taboche The temperature was a bone chilling 20C when I awoke an hour before sunrise in November 1997. My water bottle was frozen. After quickly using the toilet, I started on the trek to see Everest. Behind me the sunrise struck Kangtega, Thamserku, and Taweche (Taboche).

01 Jerome Ryan Trekking From Lobuche Towards Gorak Shep Sunrise With Kangtega, Thamserku, Taweche Taboche

02 View Of Trail To Lobuche From Changri Glacier With Pokalde, Kangtega, Thamserku, Taweche Taboche The trail from Lobuche is quite easy at first as it continues in the trough next to the Khumbu Glacier, and then ascends onto the Changri Glacier, with Pokalde, Kangtega, Thamserku, Taweche (Taboche) behind.

02 View Of Trail To Lobuche From Changri Glacier With Pokalde, Kangtega, Thamserku, Taweche Taboche

03 Trail On Changri Glacier With Pumori Poking Above The trail is a series of rocky and occasionally icy ups and downs on the Changri Glacier with Pumori ahead.

03 Trail On Changri Glacier With Pumori Poking Above

04 Nuptse From Changri Glacier With First View Of Everest Nuptse continues to dominate the view to the southwest as I trekked along the Changri Glacier, with Everest poking its ahead above the Nuptse shoulder

04 Nuptse From Changri Glacier With First View Of Everest

05 Pumori Above Kala Pattar From Changri Glacier As I neared the end of the Changri Glacier, Pumori came out in full splendor above Kala Pattar.

05 Pumori Above Kala Pattar From Changri Glacier

06 Gorak Shep With Kala Pattar, Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse After 80 minutes from Lobuche, I walked down off the Changri Glacier to the few welcome lodges at Gorak Shep (5160m), with Pumori above the trail to Kala Pattar, Lingtren, and Khumbutse.

06 Gorak Shep With Kala Pattar, Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse

07 Gorak Shep From Begin Of Trail To Kala Pattar With Pokalde, Kangtega, Thamserku, Taweche Taboche Here is another view of Gorak Shep from the beginning of the trail to Kala Pattar, with Pokalde, Kangtega, Thamserku, and Taweche (Taboche) behind.

07 Gorak Shep From Begin Of Trail To Kala Pattar With Pokalde, Kangtega, Thamserku, Taweche Taboche

08 Jerome Ryan Enjoying A Coke And Mars Bar At Himalayan Lodge, Gorak Shep 1997 Jerome Ryan stopped for a Coke and Mars Bar at the Himalayan Lodge, Gorak Shep in November 1997.

08 Jerome Ryan Enjoying A Coke And Mars Bar At Himalayan Lodge, Gorak Shep 1997

09 In 2000 I Stayed In A Cold Room At Snowland Inn, Gorak Shep With Lingtren In May 2000 I stayed in a cold room at the Snowland Inn, Gorak Shep with Lingtren behind.

09 In 2000 I Stayed In A Cold Room At Snowland Inn, Gorak Shep With Lingtren

10 Cholatse Close up From Near Gorak Shep I could see Cholatse down the valley from near Gorak Shep.

10 Cholatse Close up From Near Gorak Shep

11 Memorial Chortens Next To Gorak Shep For Rob Hall, Doug Hansen, Andy Harris, Yasuko Namba, Bruce Herrod I walked a few minutes from Gorak Shep towards Everest Base Camp to silently pay homage to climbers who have died climbing Everest There are memorial chortens for Bruce Herrod, Rob Hall, Doug Hansen, Andy Harris, and Yasuko Namba from the 1996 disaster.

11 Memorial Chortens Next To Gorak Shep For Rob Hall, Doug Hansen, Andy Harris, Yasuko Namba, Bruce Herrod

12 Memorial Chorten Next To Gorak Shep For Rob Hall, Doug Hansen, Andy Harris, Yasuko Namba With Nuptse There was a beautiful view of Nuptse from the memorial chortens near Gorak Shep for Rob Hall, Doug Hansen, Andy Harris, and Yasuko Namba.

12 Memorial Chorten Next To Gorak Shep For Rob Hall, Doug Hansen, Andy Harris, Yasuko Namba With Nuptse

13 Memorial Next To Gorak Shep For Jake Breitenbach 1963, Harishwar Dayal 1964, Phu Dorje 1969, Harsch Bahuguna 1971, Noboru Takenaka 1981 There are also memorials to dead climbers on a rock near Gorak Shep with Nuptse towering overhead, including American Jake Breitenbach from the 1963 American expedition, who became the first climber to be killed by collapsing seracs in the Khumbu Icefall, Harishwar Dayal 1964, Phu Dorje 1969, Harsch Bahuguna 1971, and Noboru Takenaka 1981.

13 Memorial Next To Gorak Shep For Jake Breitenbach 1963, Harishwar Dayal 1964, Phu Dorje 1969, Harsch Bahuguna 1971, Noboru Takenaka 1981

14 Nuptse From Gorak Shep Nuptse from Gorak Shep.

14 Nuptse From Gorak Shep

15 The Way To Everest Base Camp Is Near Gorak Shep With Nuptse The way to Everest Base Camp is just beyond Gorak Shep, with Nuptse.

15 The Way To Everest Base Camp Is Near Gorak Shep With Nuptse

16 Pumori And Lingtren From Near Gorak Shep Pumori and Lingtren from near Gorak Shep.

16 Pumori And Lingtren From Near Gorak Shep

17 Pumori Base Camp Near Gorak Shep With Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse I continued trekking from Gorak Shep to a small lake at Pumori Base Camp, with Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse beyond.

17 Pumori Base Camp Near Gorak Shep With Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse

18 Nuptse And Everest From Pumori Base Camp Near Gorak Shep Everest and Nuptse from Pumori Base Camp beyond Gorak Shep.

18 Nuptse And Everest From Pumori Base Camp Near Gorak Shep

19 Everest Close Up From Pumori Base Camp Near Gorak Shep November 1997 The view of Everest from Pumori Base Camp beyond Gorak Shep is closer than Kala Pattar.

19 Everest Close Up From Pumori Base Camp Near Gorak Shep November 1997

20 Everest Close Up From Pumori Base Camp Near Gorak Shep May 2000 The view of Everest from Pumori Base Camp beyond Gorak Shep is closer than Kala Pattar.

20 Everest Close Up From Pumori Base Camp Near Gorak Shep May 2000

21 Pumori Sunset From Gorak Shep The clouds at Gorak Shep dispersed just before sunset, with Pumori shining with the last rays of sunset.

21 Pumori Sunset From Gorak Shep

22 Changtse, Everest, Nuptse Sunset From Gorak Shep Sunset from Gorak Shep provided quite a colourful show on Changtse, the snow trail off the Everest summit, and Nuptse.

22 Changtse, Everest, Nuptse Sunset From Gorak Shep

23 Changtse Close Up Sunset From Gorak Shep Changtse (Everest north peak, 7583m) shines with the last rays of sunset from Gorak Shep. Changtse was first climbed on October 14, 1982 by German Udo Zehetleitner.

23 Changtse Close Up Sunset From Gorak Shep

24 Nuptse Sunset From Gorak Shep Nuptse (7861m) shines with the last rays of sunset from Gorak Shep. Nuptse was first climbed on May 16, 1961 by Dennis Davis and Tashi Sherpa.

24 Nuptse Sunset From Gorak Shep

25 Nuptse Sunset From Gorak Shep Nuptse (7861m) shines with the last rays of sunset from Gorak Shep.

25 Nuptse Sunset From Gorak Shep

26 Everest Close Up Sunset From Gorak Shep The snow plume of Everest burns bright with the last rays of sunset from Gorak Shep.

26 Everest Close Up Sunset From Gorak Shep