Noises on the hallway woke us earlier than we had planned. Trekkers accommodated in the lodge were getting busy preparing to leave for the airport to catch their flights out of Lukla. Once we were ready to
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Good morning Namche!
This bustling village shaped as an amphitheater overlooking the holy mountain of Kongde Ri, offers a unique mix of busy bazaar life with spectacular mountain views.
Since this new day was going to be
Day breaks over Khumbu Valley bringing clear blue skies, shining warm sun light and vibrant life energy. We woke up in a cozy, small lodge, tucked away among Sherpa houses, feeling a lazy relaxation resulting from goals
The 14th Dalai Lama dubbed the trail to Everest base camp as “the steps to heaven”. Today we were going to climb on the highest step of this trail: Kala Pattar (5545m), from where we would get
Starting your day above 5000m, embraced by surrounding white frosted peaks glowing in the sun, has something unique about it. The sun shines in a special way, the snowy mountain tops seem to merge with the
Little did we know what this new day in the high Himalaya was going to bring us, when we were preparing to start a new trekking day. Strong morning light entering through the dining room windows was
Nighttime freezing cold temperatures turned the condensed water drops on our room’s glass window into an icy translucent shield, concealing from sight the surreal snow cloaked mountains soaring directly above Dingboche village. Lazily emerging from behind the
Climbing higher and higher up the Khumbu valley surrounds us with more and more sky scraping, snow frosted peaks, creating surreal, spellbinding landscapes. However, no other Himalayan peak shapes its surrounding scenery as the iconic, free
A misty gray cloud, hovering low over Namche Bazaar, would seldom release heavy rain drops splashing with gong-like sounds onto our room’s tin roof, waking us from our sweet slumber. The weather wasn’t looking too promising for
Dawn ushers in a new day with a feeling of timelessness taking hold of us. We’ve been trekking in the high Himalaya for 2 days by now, still it feels like we are here for weeks, like