After waiting around all day yesterday, it's time to return to Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport for a second attempt at boarding a plane to Lukla (where I hope to begin the Three Passes Trek). I took advantage of my extra afternoon in Kathmandu to get myself a TIMS Card from
What Is Food Like In The Himalaya?
The Himalaya may be remote, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a huge variety of meals whilst trekking through the highest mountains on Earth. So long as those meals consist of a grain, vegetables, and (thankfully) cheese. Although meat is widely available, as I've mentioned before, I
Everest Base Camp Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Starting elevation: 11,290 ft / 3,440 m Ending elevation: 9,100 ft / 2,800 m Elevation change: -2,190 ft / -640 m m Starting oxygen: 67% of sea level Ending oxygen: 73% of sea level Distance covered: 11.12 mi / 17.9 km Time hiked: 6h 15m Today begins what will be the last day of my first
Everest Base Camp Day 12: Day Off In Namche Bazaar
Starting elevation: 11,290 ft / 3,440 m Ending elevation: 11,290 ft / 3,440 m Elevation change: 0 ft / 0 m Starting oxygen: 67% of sea level Ending oxygen: 67% of sea level Distance covered: 0 mi / 0 km Time hiked: 0h 0m Twelve days into my trek, and only one day away from Lukla (where I
Everest Base Camp Day 11: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar
Starting elevation: 12,687 ft / 3,867 m Ending elevation: 11,290 ft / 3,440 m Elevation change: -1,397 ft / -427 m Starting oxygen: 64% of sea level Ending oxygen: 67% of sea level Distance covered: 5.72 mi / 9.2 km Time hiked: 3h 30m Opening my eyes to a starless sky I am greeted by
Everest Base Camp Trek Questions Answered!
Before heading off to Everest Base Camp, I wrote this post inspired by all the questions I had but was having difficulties finding answers to. Now, having successfully returned from the adventure, I will share with you all the surprisingly difficult to find information that I learned on the way
Everest Base Camp Day 10.5: Gorak Shep to Tengboche
Starting elevation: 16,863 ft / 5,140 m Ending elevation: 12,687 ft / 3,867 m Elevation change: -4,176 ft / -1,273 m Starting oxygen: 54% of sea level Ending oxygen: 64% of sea level Distance covered: 13 mi / 21 km Time hiked: 9h 00m Without a single cloud in the sky and with Everest
Photo Gallery: Everest Base Camp Trek
After twelve days in the Himalaya and many thousands of units of elevation change, I have successfully returned to the civilized world (read about the trek here if you prefer words to pictures). I saw yaks, goats, dogs, horses, trekkers from all over the world, and an absurd amount of mountains