Tag Archives: trek prep

Everest Base Camp Trek Day 7 – Dingboche to Lobuche

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

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

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

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

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

Everest Base Camp Trek Preparation

I can’t believe it’s here already, but this weekend all of my 18 months or so of planning and dreaming will come to fruition as I jet off to Nepal and start on the Everest Base Camp Trek! To mark the occasion, and to help everyone who may be looking to plan their own trek, I’ve put together all of the information on my preparation for the trek.… Read the rest

Choosing a trekking company for the Everest Base Camp Trek

When you’re organising your trek to Everest Base Camp, there’s so much information out there that it can be quite overwhelming! I’ve received a few questions about how to choose which way is best for you and how to go about finding a trekking company, so I thought I’d put together a post and give you guys the benefits of my research.… Read the rest

My Ultimate Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List: Other Essentials

I’m on a serious countdown for the Everest Base Camp trek now – just over 6 weeks to go until we arrive in the Khumbu Valley.  Last week I shared my clothing packing list for the trek, this week as promised here’s all of the other gear that I’ll be taking.… Read the rest