The disaster underscored the huge risks borne by sherpas who carry food, fix ropes, repair ladders and more to enable climbers to reach the "roof of the world".
Many expeditions abandoned base camp this week after an 18 April avalanche killed 16 guides who were cracking ice and fixing ropes on the upper reaches of the Khumbu Icefall.
Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season took another hit Friday as more Sherpa mountain guides packed and left the base camp for their village homes.
Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster.
Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history.