Tengboche Altitude 3250m An inhabitant from Tengboche, Tenzing Norgay, and Sir Edmund Hillary were the first to reach the summit of Everest on the British 1953 expedition. The leader of that expedition, John Hunt, described Tengboche as “one of the most beautiful places in the world.” Surrounded by satellite dwellings, all quaintly constructed and oddly […]
Just walked up another 400m to reach 3880m to Everest View point and got the first clear sight of Everest peak – it certainly looked majestic! 🙂 Steve did some Tai Chi and I did some Bangra dancing at this point! This certainly entertained the locals and foreigners alike. They must have thought the thin […]
Khumjung Altitude 3440m Described as the “wealthy area” of Nepal, I’m looking forward to visiting Khumjung which is also considered the sherpa capital. I’m intrigued by reports that the Khumjung Monastery has a yeti scalp on public display, but perhaps a little more interested (given my impending birthday celebration) by the Mt Everest Bakery – […]
Phakding Altitude 2840m Namche Bazaar is the gateway to the high Himalaya and a popular acclimatization stop for trekkers. It’s also one of the few places where trekkers can access the internet. From Zulfi on Thursday 6 October: Yesterday, flew from Kathmandu to Lukla – one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Flight […]
Lukla Altitude 2840m (Bradford 152m, Ben Nevis 1344m) Today we start the trek for real with a gentle hike from Lukla – which means place with many goats and sheep – to Phakding. Apparently the airport has been described as “the most dangerous in the world” on account of its steep runway and hazardous weather! […]
Sunday 2 October Wow! What a Great Morning – 45min canoe ride, 5K jungle trek, narrowly escaping a snake, and then being totally soaked by an elephant at the waterhole!