Woohoo! So you're going do it, you've made the plunge to hike to the base of the highest mountain in the world! You've been training for weeks, hiking for hours to build up your endurance. You've got all the equipment and worn in your hiking boots to prevent blisters. You've dog-eared all the important information … Continue reading Blonde’s Guide to Everest Base Camp
Before we left for Base Camp, our lead guide Dawa had said that reaching Base Camp would change your life. He hadn't elaborated much on it, but his words lingered on my mind as we hiked back to Gorak Shep from Base Camp. Had it changed my life? Not yet I didn't think. I was … Continue reading Better than EBC – The hike to Kala Patthar
Today is the day! The big one! The one we have all been waiting for - BASE CAMP DAY! It was a little bittersweet to be honest, we'd come so far not just physically but mentally and now the whole reason was that we were here was finally upon us. I kind of wanted it … Continue reading EBC Trek – BASE CAMP DAY!!!!
After a relaxing day yesterday we were ready and firing to go to Lobuche. It had been a long afternoon yesterday and most of us were just eager to get even further into the trek. We left Dingboche around 8am and headed off the same direction as yesterday - up. Once we climbed a little … Continue reading EBC Trek – Dingboche to Lobuche
Our time in Dingboche was mainly to acclimatise so we had an extra day here relax and find some extra red blood cells to keep us oxgenated up higher! There wasn't a whole lot to do in Dingboche so we spent most of our time reading, washing clothes or playing UNO. The morning after we … Continue reading EBC Trek – Dingboche
Wow, today was the most incredible day! For many reasons! Firstly, before breakfast I had a little wander around the village. The early morning had brought on clear skies and revealed what we had missed out on yesterday when we arrived. It turns out we had been surrounded by more mountains the whole time! Knowing … Continue reading EBC Trek – Tengboche to Dingboche
After a pleasant "rest day" yesterday it was time to get back into hiking higher towards Base Camp. This morning brought another magical view from my windows. The mornings were so crisp and clear that all the mountain peaks surrounding Namche were in full view. Whilst my sleep routine was so out of whack, I … Continue reading EBC Trek – Namche to Tengboche