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Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu » Everest Base Camp October 11th 2014

Blog Entry 3 Internet access is already challanging and we are sitting in the middle of a huge city ... Kathmandu. For the record, we are never going to get sick of sayng "Kathmandu." We all arrived yesterday and checked into the very nice Hotel Shanker. Today we had a tour of the three World Heritage Sites here in the city ... which included witnessing a creamation. We are running around a bit trying to get ready to start the trek (it begins tommorrow). We are trying to get a blog up with some photos ... but like we said ... Internet access is challenging. If we disappear from this blog it will be because of lack of access. As of right now all is well.... read more

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu » Everest Base Camp March 18th 2013

Day 9 – Gorakshep to Orsho It was absolutely freezing in the room in the morning – even my hygienic wipes were frozen (which meant there would be no shower that day ;))! So it was quite difficult to get out of the sleeping bag and even more so when thinking about walking again… I was feeling much better – physically and mentally!, but still pretty week and all my muscles were sore. But then it sure was time to head back to lower altitudes. There was an optional trek in the morning to Kala Pattar (they say if you have a choice and the strength to go to only one – either to the Everest Base Camp or to Kala Pattar, you should choose the latter one, as to be honest except the sign and ... read more
soooo cute!
Sherpa woman

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu » Everest Base Camp March 13th 2013

Day 4 – Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m) When I opened my eyes in the morning I felt quite relieved straight away as was pretty hungry meaning my appetite was back and it looked like my cold might actually be going away as well so it seemed like I was on a good way to full recovery. :) Actually everybody seemed to be in very good spirits and shortly after breakfast equipped with new gear we set off on our seven hour trek. As soon as we left Namche some amazing views appeared right in front of our eyes again! Even though you look upon the same mountain range along the trail, the scenery each day is changing so much that somehow it seems as if you were looking at different peaks each time…That day we ... read more
prayer wheels
on the way to Gorakshep
at EBC! :)

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu » Everest Base Camp January 9th 2011

Mary's Everest Trek Nov. 20th 2010 - Dec 11th 2010 Over the next few days, an account of my amazing trip to Nepal will appear watch this space!... read more

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu » Everest Base Camp September 12th 2008

OK, I am so sorry for slow entries. I have been going hard for two three weeks and finally shut down. I am not going to have a lot to say. It was spiritual, made me cry and had a strong emotional effect on me. Everest (Sagarmatha or "Goddess in the sky" in Nepalese) was everything and more. It stands at 29,029 ft. Telluride, CO is at almost 9,000 ft. I thought that was high..... Not even close. I arrived at the local airport at 5:30 to get through security. Not knowing what to expect, and not a lot of english spoken, I was pointed through security and put into a large room holding room. I had some yummy chai tea as I waited. Tyler and I boarded Buddha Air at 6:00 am. I know you ... read more
Up since 4:30
Overcast Take off
Just the beginning

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu » Everest Base Camp March 25th 2008

Days 7-9 (The Hard Graft) Having acclimitised in Namche Bazaar for the past 24 hours, it was good to get going again despite the route taking us up a steep incline at 7 o'clock in the morning. We were rewarded after about 2 hours with absolutely breathtaking views of Lhotse, the snow capped ridge of Nuptse and our first glimpse of Everest in the distance. Despite already being close to the treeline in altitude, and the mountains we were viewing being in the distance, it was still possible to appreciate the sheer size of Chomolungma (as Everest is named by Sherpas). One fact I find fascinating is that a computer (as human analysts were referred to a while ago) first announced that they thought they had found the highest mountain in the world in the late ... read more
An Important Message
On the trail to Dingboche
Prayer Books in a Buddhist Monastery

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu » Everest Base Camp November 5th 2007

It all started with our flight into Lukla. I feel I had the best group to do this trek with. We are all volunteers but from different countries. Ilsa and Kyra are from Holland, Helen is from England, Brandon is from Canada, and of course me. This was a very interesting topic when we met other groups of trekkers. They all loved our little international group and the fact that we were volunteers. Upon arrival to the airport, we were informed our flight had been delayed for a few hours due to the overcast. I couldn't understand why the clouds would matter so much until I saw our plane. It was tiny, shaky-looking 14 passenger plane. When I saw it, and heard it, I wanted to cry. I couldn't believe I had to fly in this ... read more
Our international expedition team!
Amazing views!
On my way...

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu » Everest Base Camp September 12th 2007

12- September - Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakdin 2670m Lukla is a different world. Very simple and friendly people, although don't expect being in a place not ready for tourists. There is plenty of restaurants and guest houses. It did not feel too busy though, maybe because we did not quite hit the high season yet. High season apparently starts in October and then the paths are full of trekkers, walking in a line, like ducks one after the other - not quite the intimate nature experience you are looking. We were few weeks away from that which on the other hand meant though that the sky would not be blue every day and that it would rain in the lower parts. The fact that the planes couldn't land for the last few days contributed towards ... read more
Our transport to the mountains
View from the Air
What happened to the pilot's security?

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