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    Nepal,  The trail to Everest Base Camp

    Everest Base Camp Trek day 4: Namche to Mong-La

    Everest Base Camp Trek day 4 – from Namche Bazar to the settlement of Mong-La Day four of the trek to Everest Base Camp – the day we’re going to leave Namche Bazar and with that, also civilization, or at least that’s what I’ve been told. Our next destination is the tiny settlement of Mong-La, a small town about four hours hiking from Namche.   That morning, I start my course of Diamox. Although the prescription mentions I should take two pills daily, our guide Jangbu advises me to start with half a pill twice a day. He also tells me that some of the side affects can be tingling…

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    Everest Base Camp trek day 3: Namche Bazaar to Everest View Hotel

    In the previous edition of The Trail to Everest Base Camp, I told you how I struggled to get to Namche Bazaar and how the headache kicked in the night of our arrival at 3.440 meters. On day 3, the plan is to take it easy and do an acclimatization hike up to the Everest View Hotel. This is an exclusive hotel, built on a ridge above town, where you can get a great view on Mount Everest, better than the short peek we had yesterday.   Since we won’t have to hike too far today, we decide we’re just going to take one backpack, which my hiking partner will…

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    The trail to Everest Base Camp – Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    It’s 06.00 am when the alarm of my phone goes off. Time to get up and hike! Today is a big day on Everest Base Camp Trek as we’re going to climb more than 800 meters to an altitude of 3.440 meters. Our final destination for the day will be Namche Bazaar, the biggest town in the Kumbu Valley. Here, we will settle down for two days in order to familiarize our bodies with the altitude. We leave straight after breakfast and the three of us are among the first ones on the track. We cross the Khumbu River various times across swing bridges and Jangbu promises us that before…

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    Nepal,  The trail to Everest Base Camp

    The trail to Everest Base Camp – day 1

    So many trips, so many stories, so many photos. Many of them will never be told, never be shared. Which is a shame, because I’m a storyteller. I live to share my stories and to create enthusiasm for the beautiful places I am seeing each time while exploring the world. Although I’ve written numerous posts about Nepal already, I feel like there’s so many stories left to be told. What it was really like to hike up to 5.364 meters above sea level and what it was like to spend 15 days hiking through some of the most amazing landscapes you will ever encounter on this planet.   I’m going…