Journey to Everest Base Camp

Spectrum’s Chief Executive, Dr Linda Harris, is heading off on a 16-day trekking adventure to the Mount Everest base camp on 6 April. All the funds raised on this epic 130km trek will be donated to our charity, Spectrum People – here’s how to show your support.

Setting off to conquer one of the most famous trekking trails in the world, Linda and her family will spend two weeks navigating the rocky tracks, high altitudes and steep inclines of the Himalayas before reaching base camp.

After flying out to the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, Linda’s adventure will begin in the mountain town of Lukla.

From there, she will trek across 14 sites to reach the base camp, taking in spectacular scenery from panoramic mountain views to hillside monasteries and museums. The trip will take in holy Buddhist monasteries in Tyangboche, the spiritual centre of the Khumbu region, before climbing along the icy glaciers  of the Lobuche mountain.

A strenuous journey

Linda will trek for four to six hours each day, supported by guides with expert knowledge of the Everest region’s unique landscape and climate.

  • On the first day, the group will cross the beautiful Dudh Kosi river, climbing up gradually steeper inclines to reach Namche Bazaar village, the “gateway to Everest region”, at an altitude of 3,440m.
  • This 11km trip is the only the beginning – after a day to acclimatise, Linda and her family will continue on to the beautiful Sherpa villages, trekking uphill to Dingboche (4360m) and edging their way closer to base camp.

Linda will reach Everest base camp at 5,545 meters on day 10 of the journey. The trek to Everest Base camp is one of the most famous hiking trails in the world, and up to 40,000 people make the trip each year.

Follow Linda’s journey on our social media channels @SpectrumCIC, or click below to help support her journey.

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