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Everest 3 Passes Trek, Part 1

Flying in to Lukla airport on a small, 15-seater prop plane was a nerve wracking experience. The plane flew over small mountains, down narrow valleys and then landed on a short, inclined runway on a small mountain plateau. 857 more words


The Holy Mountain

That was our third day at the Everest base camp (aka EBC) trek. On the previous day, we made our way to probably to most popular high altitude market in the world – Namche Bazar. 315 more words


#37: Trekking in the Himalayas

Namaste! I’m back in Kathmandu from my trek in the Himalayas and pumped about the whole experience. Overall I spent fourteen nights out there, trekking from Lukla to the summit of KP (Kala Patthar). 269 more words


Mountain Magic

Three steps. That was it.

Three steps before I cave in, bent double with my hands on my knees and lungs scraping the air for oxygen that simply wasn’t there. 1,924 more words


Wordpress Photo Challenge; Are we ready to Ascend?

Himalayan Base camps are emotional places, everyone has that unique mixture of excitement and fear, but you must ALWAYS be ready to ascend!



Day 14 Rest Day in Pangboche: Trekkers and Climbers Unite

The Highland Sherpa Lodge really is a lovely place to stay compared to the ones up the valley. It has a welcoming 360° terrace with views to the north of Everest, Ama Dablam to the east, and Numbur, one of three sacred mountains which shouldn’t be climbed.  222 more words


Wordpress Photo Challenge: Scale!

Dughla Bridge-Nepal Himalaya

Scale is a relative term, especially in relation to mountains, and it is only when you stand surrounded by or on top of Himalayan peaks you can fully appreciate this. 149 more words