Lobuche (4940m) – Everest Base Camp (5364m) – Gorak Shep (5164m)
Finally the big day had arrived with Everest Base Camp less than 500 vertical metres away. After a truly awful cinnamon pancake we started to trudge to Gorak Shep. Apart from one steep, but thankfully short ascent the trail was fairly forgiving. Some ups and downs but nothing too severe. However the altitude gains continued to make it feel like a bit of a slog.
Upon arriving in Gorak Shep we grabbed a room, dumped our packs and fuelled up on snickers. Then it was off for the final stretch to base camp.