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    Hiking to Everest Base Camp: things nobody tells you!

    Welcome to this Mount Everest Base Camp trek blog. While I wrote this for the first time, I just finished watching ‘Everest’ on board of our flight to Singapore and found myself with tears in my eyes, seeing all the beautiful places that we saw in real life when we were hiking to Everest Base Camp. It’s been just six months since we were there but at the same time, it seems so far away already, even years. As we are currently flying over India, I see Kathmandu appear on the screen every now and then. From here, it would be a short flight only to the beauty of the…

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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…

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    Wifi on Everest Base Camp trek: where to find it and the costs

    “Is there wifi on Everest Base Camp trek?” was the question I asked myself before heading over to Nepal. When googling this, the most recent post I found, was a blog from The Planet D that was published more than five years ago. As I imagine a lot would have changed over the past years, I contacted the agency we booked with, Rural Heritage, part of the bigger company called Himalayan Encounters. They told me there would be wifi in four places on the track which made me happy. I decided to go without internet as often as I could but I was happy I would still be able to…

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    Nepal: a head filled with emotions

    Saturday evening 7.00 pm As the Airbus A330 lowers itself onto the runway of Istanbul Atatürk Airport, I stare out of the small window of the aircraft. Airport lights are flashing by and I realize that our Himalayan adventure has come to an end.   Monday evening 7.00 pm Only 48 hours later I find myself with my laptop on the couch. After an involuntary overnight in Istanbul, we finally made it home after a 36 hour journey. Involuntary because there is no fuel available in Nepal at the moment and there for, the airplane first had to fly to Delhi in India to refuel before being able to fly…