Everest Base Camp Trek Day 9 – Should you attempt Kala Patthar?

I was up well before our 3:30am alarm – I had not slept well at all at the massive altitude of almost 5200m and had a splitting headache. After my emotional day reaching Everest Base Camp yesterday, I had been unsure if I wanted to climb Kala Patthar this morning, but upon waking I came to the realisation that I would probably only be here once and would really regret it if I didn’t give it a try.… Read the rest

Everest Base Camp Trek Day 7 – Dingboche to Lobuche

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We woke up this morning to ice tracing a frosty pattern on our window – it had been a cold night. As I hurriedly dressed in the frigid air, I noticed that all of the clothes I had carefully selected for the trek were getting much bigger on me, it will be interesting to see how much weight I actually lose!… Read the rest

Everest Base Camp Trek Day 6 – Acclimatising in Dingboche

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After my rough day of trekking yesterday, I was pleased to wake up feeling much better than I had the day before. We had another acclimatisation day today as we were now well over 4000m in altitude, although after my last acclimatisation hike experience in Namche I was not expecting an easy day.… Read the rest

Everest Base Camp Trek Day 3 – When a Rest Day is Not a Rest Day

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After our early night the previous day, I woke up super early at 4am. Despite the early hour, I felt refreshed and was elated that today was a rest day with only a short acclimatisation hike scheduled.… Read the rest

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