12 10 Chomolonzo, Kanchungtse, Makalu, Chago , Pethangtse, Shartse, Lhotse East Face, Everest Kangshung East Face From Everest East Base Camp In Tibet [14 of 17]
At the end of our trek at Everest Kangshung East Base Camp, we had what I think is one of the best mountain vistas in the world. On my far left the peaks of Chomolonzo were stacked behind each other, followed by Kanchungtse (7672m, which is also called Makalu II) leading to the Makalu La and up to the Makalu summit, then Chago (6860m) leading to the beautiful pyramid of Pethangtse (6738m) with the Shartse Glacier lapping at its feet. After dipping down to the 6177m Shar La, the ridge rises to Shartse (7502m), Peak 38 (7589m, also called Shartse II) and continues to Lhotse Shar, Lhotse Middle and Lhotse, drops to the South Col (8000m), climbs the Everest South East Ridge to the Everest South Summit, the 10m high Hillary Step and on to the summit of Everest at 8850m. The Everest North East Ridge drops down from the summit past the third, second and first steps before meeting the extremely difficult Pinnacles.