EBC Day 10, Phortse to Namchee Bazaar

10/18/2012 Finally a rest-full night. My energy is returning, so it’s my appetite. I wolf on Tibetian Bread, a simple Elephant Ear-like fried dough, my favorite breakfast in Nepal. They eat it sweet here with… Continue reading

EBC Day 9, Pheriche to Phortse

10/17/2012 Every morning Dorji gives us an overview of our day, even now on descent when our schedule is more relaxed we go over details on how the next stage of our trek… Continue reading

EBC Day 8, Gorak Shep to Pheriche

10/16/2012 The altitude is getting the best of us. Dave still feels nauseated, diamox is not helping much. My nose is stuffy, my throat burns. Neither of us can sleep. We toss and… Continue reading

EBC Day 7, Lobuche to Everest Base Camp to Gorak Shep

10/15/2012 We are on our way with first sign of daylight, braving the hostile morning of the Khumbu Region. The frigid air burns in my nostrils. My fingers freeze each time I take my… Continue reading

EBC Day 6, Pheriche to Lobuche

10/14/2012 My headache is much better when I wake up. But at this point I’m also fighting runny nose, scratchy throat and other signs of cold. My energy level is not too high.… Continue reading

EBC Day 5, Tengboche to Periche

10/13/2012 I wake up un-rested. After using my sleeping back for the first time during our trip, I found out the zipper is broken and the cold leaking into the bag wakes me… Continue reading

EBC Day 4, Namche Bazaar – Tengboche

10/12/2012 In the morning we say good bye to Robyn and Gabe. They are going to spend an extra night in Namche, Robyn’s headache is not going away and it would be unwise… Continue reading

EBC Day 3 – Rest Day in Namche Bazaar

10/11/2012 Some call it a rest day, some acclimatization day. I’m leaning towards the latter as our schedule for today really does not have much rest incorporated in. Our first stop is a… Continue reading

EBC Day 2, Phakding – Namche Bazaar

10/10/2012 All together we are a group of 6. Our guide Dorji is not as chatty as the sherpa guiding our Australian friends, but he seems polite every time we ask a question and genuinely… Continue reading

EBC Day 1, Lukla – Phakding

10/09/2012 We have about an hour in Lukla, the gate to the Everest Base Camp trek and other destinations. We stroll through the street which are full of life. The planes seems to… Continue reading