BOLTON LANDING Ed Sheridan is well known for his international mountain climbing treks and hes planning another. Hes also looking for other adventurous souls to accompany him.
Sheridan is returning to Nepal this year for a three-week trek to the Khumbu region near Mount Everest. So far, he has two other trekkers coming along, but he needs at least one or two more.
Well visit Everest Base Camp and the surrounding area before climbing a trekkers peak named Pokhalde, Sheridan said. The trip is quite strenuous but anyone in good shape should not have a problem.
The peak is at 19,160 feet, and the trip will be slow to allow trekkers to acclimate to the high altitude. Sheridan said the trip is fully guided with veteran guides and staff and he has visited Nepal three times and is familiar with its local customs.
The trip is scheduled to leave on Nov. 13 and return on Dec. 15. Trekkers will spend three days in Kathmandu where they can visit temples, shop and sightsee. From Kathmandu, a flight will take them to Lukla airstrip, about 35 miles from Everest Base Camp.
This climb and trek is at high altitude, ranging from 9,000 to 18,600 feet at Kala Patthar, Sheridan said. We will go slow and take 10 days to get to the settlement of Gorakshep at 17,340 feet. He says the view of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar is the best, and they will visit Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep.
From there, they will trek to Lobuche for a rest then trek across the Khumbu Glacier to high camp and then climb Pokhalde.
From there, we come back towards Namche BaBazar, spending time sightseeing along the way, Sheridan said. After an extra day in Namche, they will return to Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu for a rest and welcome hot shower.