Day 1-3: Lukla to Namche Bazaar

DAY 1: Lukla to Monjo, 5 hours  Finally, after days of bartering and buying gear & 1 dodgy mountain flight we were trekking! The first few days were full of “Oo’s and Ahh’s” at the beauty around us. The turquoise river running wild with homey cottages dotted along the trail at the foot of lush green peaks. Starting out of Lukla (the town we flew into) we hiked 5 hours and stopped for the night at a place called Monjo. The hike to Monjo goes... Read More

Everest Base Camp Trek: Preperation & Tips

Before the trek there was A LOT to organise, A LOT to consider. Here are some ‘need to knows’ about our preparation for the Everest Base Camp Trek & some advice for any would-be trekkers…: It’s called ‘Tea House Trekking’ - Nepal offers some of the most unique treks in the world. Yes, obviously because you can trek through & to the highest mountains in the world, but also because they’re known as Tea house treks. The... Read More

Everest Eve

The Trail up the Khumbu Valley to Everest, the Top of the World! The night before the big trek, I was all jitters. We came up with this crazy idea that we were going to waltz up to the mightiest mountain in the world on some random, lazy day in South Korea..the thing is I never thought we would ACTUALLY do it. And now.. we were catching a mountain flight to start the hike in the morning. “Are you kidding me?!” You might be wondering about our fitness levels, for two... Read More

Kathmandu to Lukla – Sprawl to Scenic to Scary

/* PausePlayPlayPrev|Next Kathmandu's urban sprawl from the sky Flying close-up in the Kathmandu Valley Flowing or Frozen?! The stupidly small runaway at Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla Take off at Tenzing-Hillary Airport Cultivation Contours in the Valley Side   After an early morning arrival at Kathmandu’s small scale domestic airport we FINALLY boarded our tiny plane… 4 HOURS LATE! Our tiny Tara Air propeller plane... Read More

Photo Friday: Sunset on the Summit of Everest

Sun Setting Across the World’s Highest Peaks The mighty giant, Mt. Everest. The goddess mother of the Earth. Chomo Iungma to the Tibetans. Sagarmatha to the Nepalese. Witnessing its sheer mass, seeing it tower over the peaks surrounding it, lost in the beauty of the sun setting across the mighty Himalayas. This shot was taken from Kala Patthar (18,200 feet/5, 500 meters) which offers trekkers the BEST front seat view of Mt. Everest that most of us will ever get (minus... Read More

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