Makalu: Base Camp trek

Makalu RainOn track

Starting out in foggy conditions, the team was hoping for clearing skies as today’s segment of the trek to base camp was posed to offer the first views of Makalu. Continuing to climb the ridge to the Shipton La high pass at 4145m / 13,600 ft. they passed Thulo Pokhari lake [third party photo] before making camp at Mumbuk (3900m / 12,800 ft.).

Tomorrow’s segment will drop down into the Barun river valley and turn west towards base camp for the final two days of trekking. Once the team reaches base camp they will setup our satellite data modem and hopefully be able to upload some pictures of the beautiful scenery in this remote area of Nepal.

Stay tuned!

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