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Day 15. Everest Base Camp Trek. Lobuche to Gorek Shep and Base Camp

NEPAL | Sat, 31 May 2014 | By timhughes55 | Views [654]

Today’s trek started on thin peat beds on the flank of the Khumbu Glacier. The magnificent peak of Pumori to the front left and the massive and imposing Nuptse, spawning clouds to the right, dominate the view. Everest can't be seen, hidden by Nuptse's ... Read more >

Tags: everest base camp, gorek shep, icefall, khumbu glacier, nuptse

Day 11. Everest Base Camp Trek. Namche to Deboche

NEPAL | Sat, 31 May 2014 | By timhughes55 | Views [2649] | Comments [1]

I slept 10 hours last night; the best of the entire trek so far. I invented a 'cure' for my condition. [1]    I reasoned that if my body wasn't detecting CO 2 in my body, I needed to create some, so slept with a scarf over my face and my ... Read more >

Tags: deboche, everest base camp, namche

Day 8. Everest Base CampTrek. Lukla to Phakding

NEPAL | Sat, 31 May 2014 | By timhughes55 | Views [608]

Gerard and Nick were to arrive at about 9.00, which gave us the luxury of a lie in and a late start. We we're wakened early by the roar of the first wave of early flights landing, taxiing and leaving via the 500 metre runway. They appear from the south ... Read more >

Tags: everest base camp, lukla, phakding

Day 3. Everest Base Camp Trek. Bhanda to Sete

NEPAL | Sat, 31 May 2014 | By timhughes55 | Views [683]

This really is No Country for Old Men! I was too exhausted to write this yesterday. Trying now, though with another exhausting day behind me. Overnight the rain had cleared and given us a dazzling day, having dissolved the shrouding smoke haze.... Read more >

Tags: bhanda, everest base camp, sete, trek

Day 1. Kathmandu to Shivalaya (via Jiri) by bus. 4/2014

NEPAL | Sat, 31 May 2014 | By timhughes55 | Views [4746] | Comments [1]

On the map the road to Shivalaya winds east and north from Kathmandu approximately 220 km. Look closely and you'll see hairpins and switchbacks, but these gross changes of direction only hint at the true nature of the road. It should also be marked ... Read more >

Tags: bus to jiri, everest base camp, kathmandu, shivalaya

Summary: Everest Base Camp Trek -Shivalaya - EBC - Lukla

NEPAL | Fri, 30 May 2014 | By timhughes55 | Views [424]

Summary: In April 2014, three 66+ year-old men made the long trek from Shivalaya to Everest Base Camp, using the first 7 days to acclimatize at lower altitude and get into better physical condition before tackling the arduous high altitude stages.... Read more >

Tags: everest base camp, lukla, shivalaya, trek

To Kathmandu

NEPAL | Fri, 28 Mar 2014 | By timhughes55 | Views [612]

Checked in a 13kg backpack and carried on another 8kg of stuff that didn't fit in it. All these bags I seem to need... a backpack to carry, a duffle to give to the porters, a day pack for rest days and a bag to leave in Kathmandu.... Too much stuff I'm ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, everest base camp, people, trekking

Back in Debuche

NEPAL | Fri, 18 Oct 2013 | By joannawong | Views [990]

Altitude: 3700m. We are making our way down. The sad news is we never made it to the top. The weather didn't look like it was getting better with what looked like a cold front heading towards Everest, suggesting another snow storm. There was also ... Read more >

Tags: animals, everest base camp, mountains, nature, nepal, outdoors, snow, trekking

Lobuche

NEPAL | Wed, 16 Oct 2013 | By joannawong | Views [478]

Altitude: 4940m.  We have made it here after an arduous walk up and across some very snowy terrain. Today was, without a doubt, the toughest slog after Tok Tok. The trail seemed almost endless, completely surrounded with white for hours and beyond.... Read more >

Tags: animals, everest base camp, nature, nepal, outdoors, sherpa, snow, trekking

Pheriche

NEPAL | Tue, 15 Oct 2013 | By joannawong | Views [577]

Altitude: 4270m. This is the highest I've ever been! And I'm only going to continue climbing! We treaded through some snow (and slush) to get here. Thankfully, even with the recent weather and the conditions it's caused, it's been an alright day.... Read more >

Tags: everest base camp, friendly strangers, nature, nepal, outdoors, sherpa, snow, trekking

Tok Tok

NEPAL | Fri, 11 Oct 2013 | By joannawong | Views [1455]

Altitude: 2800m. It was a very enjoyable (and easy) walk from Surkhe to Tok Tok today. Tok Tok is a cute little village just past its bigger neighbour, Phakding, where most people stop to stay. It's less busy, less touristy and more cosy. The lodge ... Read more >

Tags: animals, everest base camp, friendly strangers, nepal, outdoors, trekking

Surkhe

NEPAL | Thu, 10 Oct 2013 | By joannawong | Views [853]

Altitude: 2400m Thank goodness we're not at Phakding today! Our initial plan was to walk all the way up to Phakding to give us more time to play with, but it would've been an insanely long day. Getting here from Bupsa good enough for the day. As expected, ... Read more >

Tags: everest base camp, nepal, outdoors, sherpa, trekking

Junbesi

NEPAL | Sun, 6 Oct 2013 | By joannawong | Views [762]

Altitude: 2675m. I reached a low point yesterday. A very low one. We decided to make tracks away from Lamjura La and head here. Before leaving, I felt full of energy and enthusiasm, optimistic that my knee would have completely recovered with a ... Read more >

Tags: everest base camp, nepal, outdoors, sherpa, trekking

Bus to Jiri

NEPAL | Mon, 30 Sep 2013 | By joannawong | Views [2177]

Altitude: 1951m We woke up early today to catch the bus to Jiri where we'll start our trekking adventure to Everest Base Camp. We're doing it a little different to most who usually just fly into Lukla and start the trek from there. We're walking in ... Read more >

Tags: buses, cities, everest base camp, music, nature, nepal, outdoors, sherpa, trekking

Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

NEPAL | Sat, 29 Jun 2013 | By livelife | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I'm a girl from Australia with a thirst for exploring, adventure and new experiences. I take my camera, pen and paper with me everywhere and find pleasure in capturing and sharing the many facets of our beautiful world. I grew up in a house where there ... Read more >
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Tags: everest base camp, nepal, trek

Nepal

NEPAL | Sun, 16 Jun 2013 | By annacarlson | Views [353]

It's going to be difficult to put 3 weeks of intense hiking and touring around Kathmandu into 1 blog entry, but I'm going to try.    Kathmandu   Kathmandu is an interesting city. It has 2 main religions: Buddhism and Hindu ... Read more >

Tags: everest base camp, kathmandu, nepal, trekking

On Top of the World

CHINA | Fri, 30 Oct 2009 | By ryanandjo | Views [3513] | Comments [2]

Travelling to the “roof top of the world” wasn’t one of the easiest decisions we’ve made. It’s a place of constant religious and political tension, so the Tibet ‘story’ is a fascinating one. China has always considered Tibet to be part of its Empire, ... Read more >

Tags: dalai lama, everest base camp, gyantse, lhasa, potala palace, qinghai to tibet railway, sakya, shigatse, tibet, zhangmu

 

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