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Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks
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Comparing Base Camp Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousander Peaks

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Base Camps of 14 Eight-Thousander are popular for treks. The high-altitude and adventure compels trekkers to make a tough journey up the mountain's base. Get an idea about base camp elevations of …

Base Camps of 14 Eight-Thousander are popular for treks. The high-altitude and adventure compels trekkers to make a tough journey up the mountain's base. Get an idea about base camp elevations of different Eight-Thousander and organize your next trek with ease.

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  • 1. Base Camps of Eight-Thousanders Comparative Elevations of the 14 Eight-Thousanders’ Base Camps EVEREST BASE CAMP K2 BASE CAMP KANCHENJUNGA BASE CAMP 5,650 m (18,645’) 5,364 m (17,598’) 5,143 m (16,873’) © Nepal Vision Treks
  • 2. K2 Base Camp 5,650 m (18,645’) K2 is the 2nd highest mountain in the world and the toughest Eight- Thousander for climbing. K2 BASE CAMP is at the highest elevation of 5,650 m (18,645’). Trek for the base camp starts from Skardu (Balistan). Cross- ing over Baltoro Glacier, one ar- rives at Concordia (Region of Karakoram serving as a junction for the base camps of 4 different Eight-Thousander). #1
  • 3. Everest Base Camp 5,364 m (17,598’) Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Located at 5,650 m (18,645’), Everest Base Camp is the 2nd most popular destination for trekking in Nepal. Starting from “Hillary-Tenzing Airport” of Lukla, the trek pass- es through numerous Buddhist villages; Namche Bazaar, Pang- boche etc. Kala Patthar 5,550m (18,204ft) is the highest point one can reach during the trek. Everest Base Camp (North) #2
  • 4. Lhotse 27,940’ (8,516 m), the 4th highest mountain in the world, shares Everest’s base camp. Also, known as Minor Eight-Thou- sander, it is connected to Everest via South Col. It doesn’t has one of its own Base Camp. Lhotse Base Camp 5,364 m (17,598’) #3
  • 5. 5,143 m (16,873’) Kanchenjunga is known to be the 3rd highest mountain in the world. Located at 5,143 m (16,873’), Kanchenjunga Base Camp lies in the “Restricted Zone.” Passing through Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, Snow Leop- ard and Red Panda are commonly seen during the trek. Pathibhara Temple is another popular des- tination of kanchenjunga Base Camp trek. Kanchenjunga Base Camp #4
  • 6. #5Gasherbrum II Base Camp 5,050 m (16,568’) The most attainable Eight-Thou- sander in the Karakoram and an ideal objective for a first 8,000er, Gasherbrum II is located at the border of Pakistan and China. Climbers mainly ascent Gasher- brum II from the southwest ridge (Pakistan), which is considered an easier route compared to the northern ridge of China. Commercial trek to the Base Camp is not known of, however, once can organize the trek and- camp throughout the trail. Climbing Staffs cooking meal during the Climb
  • 7. Makalu 8,481 m (27,825’) is the 5th highest mountain in the world. It has two notable subsidiary peaks, Kangchuntse and makalu II. The trek passes through Makalu Barun Valley, inside Makalu Na- tional Park, which is rich in natu- ral and cultural wonders. Starting from Tumlingtar, one can enjoy walking through Rhododen- dron forest. #6Makalu Base Camp 5,000 m (16,404’)
  • 8. Shishapangma Base Camp 5,000 m (16,404’) #7 Shishapangma, also known as “Gosainthān,” is the 14th highest mountain in the world. The interesting part about Shisha- pangma Base Camp is that one can drive to the location. Try buy- ing the Tour package through an Outdoor ageny in Nepal, for easier visa procession and reasonable cost. Situated solely inside China, al- most 24 climbers have died climb- ing the mountain, up to 2009.
  • 9. Cho Oyu Base Camp 4,900 m (16,076’) #8 Cho Oyu (Tibetan: Turquoise Goddess) is the 6th highest moun- tain in the world. Located at the Khumbu sub-section of Mahalan- gur Himalaya, it stands on Nepal- China border. One needs to enter Tibet be- fore trekking to Cho Oyu Base Camp. Try booking a trek package through an Outdoor agency in Ne- pal. The peak is mainly climbed from the Chinese side. CAMP II at Cho Oyu
  • 10. Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4,750 m (15,584’) #9 Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest mountain in the world. The Ka- ligandaki river flows between through its notable gorge, said to be the world’s deepest. Beginning from beni, the trek crosses “the French Pass” into the hidden Himalaya valley of North- western Nepal. Consider trekking Dhaulagiri du- ing Pre-monsoon and Post-mon- soon seasons.
  • 11. Gasherbrum I Base Camp 4,650 m (15,256’) #10 Gasherbrum I is the 11th highest mountain in the world. Located in the Pakistan-China border, it is a part of Gasherbrum massif in Karakoram Himalaya range. Often claimed to mean “Shining Wall,” trekking to the base camp is tougher due to the lack of com- merical trips. One can trek to the base camp by camping throughout the trail. It is located on a finger of moraine on the Abruzzi Glacier.
  • 12. Broad Peak Base Camp 4,572 m (15,000’) #11 Broad Peak is the 12th highest mountain in the world. Part of Gasherbrum massif on the border of Pakistan-China, Broad Peak is one of the Eight-Thousander locat- ed in Karakoram Himalaya range. Commercial Treks to Broad Peak Base Camp isn’t available, how- ever, one can make an indepen- dent trip to the region and camp throughout the trail. Also known as “K3,” Broad Peak has the highest prominence of 1,701 m (5,581 ft).
  • 13. Nanga Parbat Base Camp 4,500 m (14,763’) #12 Nanga Parbat is the 9th highest mountain in the world. Located in the Gilgit-Balistan region of Paki- stan and farther west of Himalaya, Nanga parbat is known for its notori- ously difficult climb. It was in the Nanga Parbat that Gün- ther Messner (Reinhold Messner’s brother) dies during his maiden climb of Eight-Thousander. Commercial treks to the base camp is available and can be booked from local Outdoor Agencies.
  • 14. Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m (13,545’) #13 Annapurna Base Camp, 10the high- est mountain in the wold, is the most popular trek destination in the world. More than 70,000 trekkers trek to Annapurna base camp and Circuit in a year. With huge influx of tourists, the re- gion has developed in terms of infra- structure. Many quality Tea-houses, diners etc are available along the trail. It is recommended to trek Annapur- na during Pre-monsoon and Post- monsoon seasons.
  • 15. Manaslu Base Camp 3,800 m (12,467’) #14 Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world. Part of Mansiri Himal in Nepal, it offers various trekking options to the trekkers. One can choose to trek Manaslu Cir- cuit or the Base Camp. The trek starts from Arughat. Many choose trekking the circuit over Base Camp, as the previous is considered more adventurous and involving. It is recommended to trek the region during Pre-monsoon and Post-mon- soon seasons.
  • 16. “Base Camps of Eight-Thousander” Comparative Elevation of small peaks www.nepalvisiontreks.com (blog) 977-1-4424762, 977-1-4423297 info@nepalvisiontreks.com The Slide is produced by Nepal Vision Treks & Expedition, an Adventure-travel specialist in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. “An initiative for ethical tourism.”

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