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

Everest Base Camp Trek Day 1 – Kathmandu to Phakding

You can read all of my posts about the Everest Base Camp trek here!

We woke up bright and early to finalise packing our bags, ready to meet our guide Deepak at 5am outside the Hotel Shanker. Excited and nervous, we all squeezed tightly into a ute and headed off to the Kathmandu airport for our 6am flight to Lukla.… Read the rest

Arriving in Kathmandu – Everest Base Camp Trek beginning!

We were up bright and early, back to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, where we would board our morning flight to Kathmandu. As I mentioned in a previous post, we had chosen to pre-book our trek with a local company called Nepal Vision Treks, and had been told that we would be met at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport and taken to our hotel.… Read the rest

Pathumwan Princess Hotel Review

This was it – we were finally on our long-awaited journey to Everest Base Camp! Our first stop though was to Bangkok where we were meeting our friends Danielle and Michael who were doing the trek with us. As we were only in Bangkok briefly, arriving at 6pm and leaving for Kathmandu at 10am, we didn’t want to have to venture out of our hotel very far.… Read the rest

Hiking the 1000 steps in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges

The 1000 steps is well renowned in Melbourne for being a place where the fittest of the fit go to test their mettle each weekend. It’s located in the Dandenongs, and is a memorial walk (I use the word walk very loosely!) dedicated to the memory of the Australian soldiers that served in Papua New Guinea on the Kokoda trail.… Read the rest

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