Packing Flying into Lukla means that there are weight restrictions in what you will be able to carry with you, regardless if you are travelling independently or using a tour operator. Even though the weight varies slightly between different airlines it is normally 10 kgs (22 lbs) for the checked-in bag and 5 kgs (11… Read More Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List
Last day of trekking. I kind of packed my stuff with certain nostalgia this morning. I knew it was the last time in a while that I was doing it and that everything that made sense for the past two weeks would soon come to an end. It is interesting to realize how attached you… Read More Day 12: Monjo (2835 m) to Lukla (2880 m).
The weather is getting better as days go by and this morning it was beautiful. A fantastic way to wake up! It is interesting to see the contrasts since we had been here on the way up but couldn’t see a thing because of the fog and clouds. I find it rewarding to get these… Read More Day 11: Kenjuma (3500 m) to Monjo (2835 m).
We woke up to really nice views today which we could really enjoy for the most part of the morning. The terrain was relatively flat and easy and all in all it was a very peaceful way of getting started. There were a lot of helicopters flying up and down and we heard some news… Read More Day 10: Pheriche (4371 m) to Kenjuma (3500 m).
We woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and looked at the clock. It was 4.35. We were supposed to get a wake up call at 4.30, if the weather conditions were good. Otherwise we would not attempt to go to Kala Pattar. When we realized it was past… Read More Day 9: Gorak Shep (5164 m) – Kala Patthar (5643 m) – Pheriche (4371 m).
Today was the day we all had been waiting for and the reason why we are here. I woke up feeling great so I thanked the Gods for that. The plan was to walk to Gorak Shep which would take around 4 hours, have lunch there and then go to the Base Camp after that,… Read More Day 8: Lobuche (4940 m) to Gorak Shep (5164 m) and Everest Base Camp (5364 m).
Yesterday we were told that today was going to be a hard day. I extremely hate that! I prefer either not knowing at all or just hearing that is going to be easy and then solve the difficulty when we encounter it. That made me a bit uneasy since it is at this altitude when… Read More Day 7: Dingboche (4410 m) to Lobuche (4940 m).