Posts Tagged "Trekking"

Day 20 – The Last Yak

Start: 11,300 ft     End: 9,300 ft     Total Time: 7hrs 30mins Our last day of hiking was a bittersweet day. It was one of the most difficult days coming after three arduous days of hiking. And yet it was the end of what had become our normal reality. Hiking with my…

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Day 19 – Walking in the Rain and Hail

Start: 12,900 ft     End: 11,300 ft     Total Time: 8hrs As we continued what my mom was coming to call our “Forced March” we realized that while ascending is an experience, descending is simply about getting from point A to point B. Our departure time was pushed up from 9am to…

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Day 18 – Descending to Pangboche

Start: 16,100 ft     End: 12,900 ft     Total Time: 7hrs Today we continue our condensed trek down the mountain to Lukla airport where we can fly back to civilization. What took us two days to climb up we will be descending in just one. And it was a mighty long day….

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Day 17 – Summiting Kala Pattar

Start: 17,500 ft     Summit: 18,200 ft     End: 16,100 ft     Total Time: 7hrs Today we begin our whirlwind speed descent down to the airport in Lukla to fly off of the mountain. What took us 7 days of climbing to reach (with a few rest days for acclimatization thrown in) will…

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Day 13 – Base Camp!

Start: 16,100 ft     End: 17,500 ft    Total Time: 8 hrs We made it!! After 10 days of climbing over 8,500 ft, battling altitude and illness, we have finally made it. Base camp is very different from what I was expecting. Tucked into a horseshoe of mountains we…

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Day 11 – Our First Base Camp

Start: 13,900 ft     End: 15,800 ft     Highest Elevation: 16,100 ft     Total Time: 4hr 30min Today we reached the base camp for climbing Loboche (summit around 21,000 ft). This mountain will get climbed by most of the group that we are with. Some of the…

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Day 9 – Surviving the Long Day

Start: 12,500 ft     End: 14,000 ft     Highest Elevation: 14,200 ft     Total Time: 7hr 30mins Before starting this blog post I’d like to say thank you to my girlfriend Olivia for all her love and support. Hi We woke up today knowing that today would be a long and difficult day…

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Day 8 – Trek to Phortse

Start: 12,400 ft     End: 12,500 ft     Highest Elevation: 13,050 ft     Total Time: 3hr 45mins Feeling refreshed from the rest day, we woke up ready to resume climbing.  Today’s hike was a moderate up and down hike out of Khumjung before stopping for tea at this restaurant/lodge (at this stage most…

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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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