Day 5 Today we woke up really early by Shankar (our guide) knocking at our door. Apparently the skies were clear and there was a really good view of the mountains, so we got dressed as fast as possible and headed outside. It was worth it. This is what we got to see: Today was… Read More Day 5 & 6: Tengboche (3860 m) to Dingboche (4410 m) and acclimatization day at Dingboche.
The days are going by so fast and the routine here is pretty easy. We order our breakfast the night before so it is ready when we wake up. We get our wake up call relatively early, pack our things, get our water, eat breakfast and then we leave. I found the hiking part today… Read More Day 4: Namche Bazaar (3440 m) to Tengboche (3860 m).
Today it was a very good day and I feel I am getting in a good mental state again. Not worrying about how fast everyone is going and not thinking about if I should have trained more. Everything just felt right. Surprisingly in the mornings I am not as slow as I was on Kilimanjaro,… Read More Day 3: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
I woke up feeling great and I wasn’t slow at all. Sleeping in tea-houses makes a huge difference, so much that I really feel like I’m spoiled and not suffering enough. No going outside in the middle of the night, having a comfy bed…Even though it feels nice I miss the sense of adventure, of… Read More Day 2: Phakding (2610 m) to Namche Bazaar (3440 m).
The day started early today, at 4.30, since we had to catch the morning flight to Lukla which normally leaves around 6 am. Thank God I had left a couple of bars outside my big bag, I thought, since we were not going to get any breakfast until Lukla and I don’t do well when… Read More Day 1: Lukla (2880 m) to Phakding (2610 m).
As with everything, the hardest part is to get started. When I had decided that I wanted to climb Kilimanjaro my first thought was how can I organize such a trip. Without knowing anyone who had previously done this, all I had was Google. Looking for organizations can be overwhelming, specially when you have no… Read More How did I organize my trek?
Packing Daypack: Climbing Kili is serious business, no doubt about it. But overall I felt like a princess on an all-inclusive trip. Your fantastic porters will carry all your gear up the mountain like soldiers, those men are made of steel! The only things you need with you are your rain gear, drinking water and… Read More Kilimanjaro Packing List