• khumbu river
    Nepal,  The trail to Everest Base Camp,  We12hike

    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…

  • Way to Phakding
    Nepal,  The trail to Everest Base Camp,  We12hike

    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…

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    Nepal,  sponsored,  we12test

    Tested: Lowa Lady Light GTX hiking shoe

    As a true outdoor junkie I’ve by now found out that I can’t live with just one single pair of hiking shoes. Or two pairs. Even three pairs isn’t enough. Each activity needs its own hiking shoes so when Lowa asked me to test their new Lowa Lady Light GTX hiking shoes, I couldn’t resist the offer. This shoe is, as the name indicates, ultra light and very suitable for a trek to Everest Base Camp, which happened to be coming up…   The thing with hiking shoes is, that they are generally large and lump. And very heavy. As a result, I usually find myself wearing them on a…

  • places to eat in kathmandu
    Nepal,  We12inspire

    Our favorite places to eat in Kathmandu

    Ahhhh Kathmandu … I love you and I hate you at the same time. I love you because you are bustling with life and the friendliest people I’ve ever met. I hate you because you made me lose my breath because of the pollution and because the honking cars drove me nuts after being in the silence of nature for 15 days. We haven’t been to many other major Asian cities (in fact, just Bangkok and Pnom Penh) but Kathmandu is exactly how I image an Asian capital to be. Noisy, smoggy and crowded. Never sleeping and always something going on. As Martijn got sick while we were there and…