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  • Last Trekking Day - Lukla - Everest Base Camp Trek 2014 - Daily Dispatches
    Camp and Kala Patthar Something to put on the wall when we come home Now it was time to walk down the steep path down to the high hanging bridge over the river Fortunately the way down didn t feel as long as it did when we walked the other way Thanks for that Walking along the river towards Phakding we realized that it was lots of beautiful sights we had missed on the way up The route from Namche to Phakding can be one of the most beautiful with the river forests and all small and idyllic villages We met lots of mule herds on the way One time we had to wait about ten minutes because so many mules passed on a very narrow road between pen walls where we couldn t meet them When we reached one of the big waterfalls along the way we stopped for a tea break Half an hour later we reached Phakding where we had lunch at the hotel we stayed at the first night After lunch we were going to climb 250 altitude meters which we did in two hours when we finally reached Lukla In Lukla we checked in at

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  • Trek Back to Namche - Everest Base Camp Trek 2014 - Daily Dispatches
    some pens where the herder was about to take all yaks and naks out on pasture running back and forth screaming shouting and throwing small rocks to steer the herd in the right direction When we passed the cottage we saw the herders kids playing out in the sun while their father was doing his daily chores The closer we came to the river we started to pass through more villages as well as single lodges which sold both food drinks and local trinkets As the path was getting more and more narrow with the river 50 meters down of us and the rocky cliffs on top of our heads it was getting more and more difficult to keep good speed walking due to other trekkers and yak caravans All of a sudden Ngwang spotted a shortcut which the porters use and asked if we would like to take it and we both said Yes in chorus The shortcut made us free climb a little which was a blast as well as we also saved a lot of time getting down to the bridge at the river side After crossing the river to get to the Tengbuche side we had an hour of walk until reaching the monastery site During this time we passed a lot of Rhododendron trees full of beard lichen as well as a wild Musk deer which we catch a glimpse of from the road The Musk deer is very rare almost extincted in this area so we were very happy to see this one We re able to have a really good look at it but when the yak caravan came the bells at the yaks necks scared the musk deer so it skipped all the way down to the river As we came into

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  • Hike to Kalapatthar and trek back to Pheriche- Everest Base Camp Trek 2014 - Daily Dispatches
    was pitch black freezing cold and we could see all the stars in the dark sky above the white mountain peaks The path were stony and zigzagged up the hill It was hard to see all stones and put your feet on the right place Every step uphill was exhausting Sofia breathed so heavily she was almost not able to walk We had to stop to take short breaks drink water eat some cookies and chocolate At this altitude it is only 50 oxygen that s why we had to walk very slow While we walked the sun started to rise and it became lighter We could see the sun shine on lower peaks An adorable sight Further up the stones got bigger and turned in to big rocks that we had to climb over Almost at the peak and we could see the big stone pile at the top and the Buddhist flags in their bright colors We got new energy from somewhere and started to climb on all four up the big rocks and reached the peak Gasping for air we turned around and saw Everest s peak It was thin clouds behind it which became pink when the early sun rays from below reached them The clouds looked like snow that was blowing from the peak With this amazing view in front of us we had some cookies When our fingers and toes were as ice we started to walk down again When we had passed the rocky part we started to walk faster and were running down the hill and jumping over stones on the way It was probably due to an adrenaline and sugar rush and that it felt ten times easier to go down than up It took us only two hours back and

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  • Everest Base Camp - Everest Base Camp Trek 2014 - Daily Dispatches
    we kept our regular speed from Lobuche to Gorashep walking through a more rocky and desolate land surrounded by the mountains in every direction As the distance to Gorashep is quite short we only had shorter water breaks After 2 5 hours of walk we came to Gorashep got our room directly and had an early lunch Noticeable this day was the hot mango juice which had a taste of aphrodisiac compared to the lemon ginger which we have been drinking nonstop the last week With the mango taste fresh in our mouths and minds we started our day trek to our goal The Mt Everest Base Camp Starting out relatively flat passing by melting of the Khumbu glacier we suddenly came to a very rocky wasteland Jumping back and forth between rocks as big as elephants climbing uphill and downhill on another meeting and passing other trekkers this was one of the toughest hikes as the ground was a real challenge to master Ngwang also told us not to stand still in some certain areas as rocks might come rolling down so we kept our speed After 2 hours we reached the Base Camp such a relief and achievement

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  • Trek to Lobuche - Everest Base Camp Trek 2014 - Daily Dispatches
    and we had to walk slower Even if you couldn t tell by looking at the path that it was inclining it surely was Soon we reached the tea break restaurant and we had already walked 350 altitude meters After some ginger lemon tea and soup we started to walk again Now on a stony steep path We had to walk really really slow And when we stopped for our short water breaks and turned around we saw the adorable mountains we had behind us when walking At the top we reached a memorial place where stone pillars had been risen for sherpas and climbers who had died in the mountains There was one pillar for Babu Chheri Sherpa a terrific climber who had died on his 11th climb to reach Mount Everest Summit He held three world records Reached Everest summit most times 10 times at the age of 30 Fastest climber to reach Everest Summit 16 hours from Base camp and Spent most time on Everest without the aid of oxygen mask 21 hours After reaching the top the path flattened and we came into a valley with snow and glaciers The climate changed in an instance the

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  • Rest Day - Everest Base Camp Trek 2014 - Daily Dispatches
    expanding within a fixed skull all thanks to the decreased pressure After a couple of hours of inhuman torment I finally managed to reach out and take an Ibuprofen which made me sleep as an baby for the remaining hours As this is our resting day in Pheriche we slept a little longer had a nice and quiet breakfast Sofia made me keep my mouth shut as I ate garlic soup and relaxed in the sun room at the hotel After a quick switch of hotel we started our daily resting day trek We walked uphill about 300 altitude meters passing by the yaks and naks from the villages around until we reached the mountain ridge on which Pheriche was on one side and Dingboche was on the other After ten minutes of acclimatization we headed back to Pheriche After a warm gas heated shower and a steady lunch we attended an Altitude sickness lecture It was held by an volunteer organization HRAN which has an emergency hospital here in Pheriche We learned that if caution is not taken you can obviously but the thing that surprised us the most is how easily it is to get long term or

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  • Trek to Pheriche - Everest Base Camp Trek 2014 - Daily Dispatches
    the cold crisp air We left Tengbuche and the path went down through a beautiful forest as taken from one of Tolkien s books Down by the river the trail passed by next to the edge when looking down we realized that we were standing on earth that was hanging over the edge due to land slide However it seemed to be quite stable We followed the turquoise milk river until we came to a small bridge where we had to cross the lively water When we reached the sun on the other side it was time to take off some cloths During daytime when walking uphill and the sun is shining bright you get really warm We reached a little village where we stopped for a tea break Sitting in the sun drinking our favorite ginger lemon tea and looking at Everest We continued uphill for 40 minutes before we stopped again for lunch this time The tables outside where we were sitting were next to the busy walking path Yak herds heavy loaded porters and groups of trekkers went by On the other side of the road there were houses where locals lived a man sat on a stone and brushed his teeth kids were playing a woman were washing laundry in the small stream with melting water We were really in the middle of the daily life of this village After the lunch break we continued uphill slowly slowly as slow as we could walk The steep and stony narrow path changed into an open landscape with small bushes and great rocks There were lots of yak herds ahead the herders were shouting at the yaks and chasing them to get them to walk in the right direction and not to spread and start eating grass Finally

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  • Trek to Tengboche- Everest Base Camp Trek 2014 - Daily Dispatches
    seats of the mountain view was a nice warm up to the hour of downhill walking before we reached the river down in the valley After our lunch noodles as usual we made our way to the bridge over the river only to witness one of the yaks drop their packing in the middle of the bridge After a quick rush and releasing the animal of the ropes and packing the yak herder took it back to solid ground so all the people that had been waiting could use the bridge again On the other side of the river we passed a military outpost before the real uphill walk would begin As we felt that our feet stumbled upon more or less every stone in order to minimize our effort in walking uphill we also catch up and passed a lot of other trekkers As this was a really steep part of the walk we experienced the importance of walking SLOWLY This is the only way avoiding unnecessary altitude sickness You re able to drink a lot of ginger tea and eating garlic soup that will ease the strain but if you walk to fast you d not be able to enjoy the trek due to dizziness headache sickness etc We reached Tyangboche a little earlier than expected so we had to wait for our porter to catch up before we could get into our rooms After that we had a quick 15 minutes uphill walk to a ceremonial site where the monks in the monastery have some dancing and festively activities once a year This will happen within one week and if we re lucky we will be able to see it on our way back Running down from the hill back to the village we spotted the grand

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