Everest Base Camp 2012

Day 6 – Climbing to Khumjung

Start: 3,440m (11,300 ft)     End: 3,780m (12,400 ft)     Highest Point: 4200m (13,800 ft)     Total Time: 3hr Heading out of Khumjung we had a climb of about 2500 ft. before heading back down to reach the town. This was an extremely steep section out of…

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Day 5 – Trek to Namche Bazar

Start: 9,400 ft.     End: 11,300 ft.     Total time: 2hrs 40mins We arose from our cramped, yet surprisingly comfortable beds in our lodge (see above) around 6am to pack our duffel bags and backpacks before breakfast (see above for photo of beds). Because we were starting at…

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Day 4 (part 2) – Let the Trekking Begin!

Start: 9,400 ft.     End: 9,400 ft.      Total Time: 5hr 30mins After the helicopter ride into Lukla we were finally able to start trekking. Little did we know that this would be one of the longer trekking days in terms of mileage at about 8.25 miles. After…

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Day 4 (part 1) – Helicopter to Lukla

Day 4 (part 1) – Helicopter to Lukla

I woke up at 5:30am to finish preparing my 2 bags to drop off at 6am (1 duffel bag to be carried by Sherpas and Yaks up to Base Camp and the other to leave in Kathmandu during the trek). Luckily my duffel bag came in 1 kg under the…

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Planning for Day 4 – Flying to Lukla

Tomorrow we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and will finally begin trekking at long last. Here is the sequence of events for scheduling our travel to Lukla as it happened. Stay tuned (or consider following by email) for the Day 4 blog post for pictures and to find out what…

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Day 3 – The Holy Stupa

For our last day in Kathmandu my mom and I decided to visit the Boudhanath Stupa, locally referred to as the Stupa, which was just a short 7 minute walk from our hotel (see right for a picture of the top of the Stupa). A Stupa is a mound built over…

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Day 2 – Shopping in Thamel

In the morning, the guides for our trek stopped by each of the trekker and climbers rooms in order to check our gear for all the necessary equipment. As you might expect, this is more important for those that are attempting to summit because they will be experience such extreme…

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Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu

(note: days are tracked based on local time in Nepal, where the current time is 12 hours and 45 minutes ahead of PST) Kathmandu is a city like none I have ever visited before. After waiting in line to buy a 30 day visa for my mom and I and a 90 day visa…

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Day 0 – Flying to Nepal

The adventure has begun! At 11:40 EST we took off from Dulles airport travelling 14 hours in the air before landing in Doha, Qatar. With an 8 hour layover we had just enough time to get a ride to a nearby hotel, have some dinner, and try to catch some…

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You’re Taking How Many Cameras?

I will be carrying with me a total of 2 cameras, 7 memory cards, 10 camera batteries, and 4 chargers. Each camera serves it’s own unique purpose for this trip. GoPro Who doesn’t love a good time lapse? The GoPro is super lightweight and specifically designed for durable use (the…

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