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Ama Dablan sunset in Dingboche, Nepal

The Trek Home: From Gorak Shep to Lukla

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This is day 19 to 24 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek I had been on the trail for nearly three weeks, trekking well over 200 kilometres over tough terrain and most of it at high altitude, often over 5000 metres, and now I was… Read More

Mount Everest at sunrise from Kala Pattar in Nepal

A Sunrise Meeting with Mount Everest

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This is day 19 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek My alarm went off at 4:30am but I hadn't really been sleeping anyway. Sleep is hard to come by at over 5000 metres (16500ft) in altitude and I had been in and out of… Read More

Everest Base Camp in Nepal

Everest Base Camp: The End of the Road

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This is day 18 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek It had been a long, challenging but incredibly rewarding trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal over the past couple of weeks. It had its highs and lows but the scenery was simply spectacular, the… Read More

View of Mount Everest from the Hotel Everest View in Nepal

The Stunning Mountain Scenery Around Namche Bazaar, Nepal

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This is day 10 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek When you reach Namche Bazaar during a trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, it is important to stop for an extra day to acclimatize before continuing on up to the higher altitudes. This… Read More

Bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi River in Phakding, Nepal

The Bridge at Phakding, Nepal

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On the first day of my trek to Mount Everest Base camp in Nepal back in 2009, my stop for the night was the small village of Phakding. The trek from Lukla was fairly easy and mostly stayed at the same altitude as we followed the Dudh Kosi River up the valley. This is one… Read More

View of Mount Everest on the way up Kala Pattar, Nepal

Going face to face with Mount Everest

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I awoke in the village of Lobuche, Nepal, on a freezing morning. Overnight the temperature had apparently dropped down to under -15 degrees Celcius. Although I had been snowed in two days before in Dingboche, the weather was now perfect. Clear blue skies let the morning sun shine down on the ice capped mountains towering… Read More

A snow covered house near Dingboche, Nepal

Snowed in at Dingboche, Nepal

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I started my trek from Tengboche, Nepal early on a chilly Himalayan morning. Visiting the monks at the monastery the day before had given me an even greater respect for this amazing place and it's people. I had been awoken early by the ringing of the monk's gongs, which made me want to get up… Read More

The monastery at Tengboche, Nepal

Trekking to a Buddhist Monastery in Tengboche, Nepal

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After spending a day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the altitude, I was ready to continue my trek to Mount Everest. During my acclimatization day I had climbed up to a viewpoint above the village, where I got unobstructed views up the valley to Mount Everest in the Khumbu region of Nepal. In the… Read More

Mountain view on the trek to Mt Everest Base camp

Following the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar

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After my scariest and most spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Nepal, I was ready to begin the 100km trek to Mt Everest Base Camp and back. Despite the chaotic events getting to Lukla, my flight still gave me an early morning arrival. The first day of the trek would only be a short half… Read More

My scariest and most spectacular flight

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The start of my trek to Mt Everest in Nepal began with a 4am wakeup call in my hotel in Kathmandu. In my half comatose state I managed to pack my bags and head down stairs to check out and catch a taxi to the airport. The streets of Kathmandu in the early hours of… Read More

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