Trek to the Everest Base Camp – Celebrating my 2nd anniversary at 5360 m!

April 27, 2011 – 2nd wedding anniversary: A cold and chilly morning it was. The continuous snowing last night had spread a white carpet all over. The tender rays of the sun kissed the mountains in the milieu. Various shades of saffron, vermilion and yellow blended perfectly with the black, brown and white of the mountains. This panorama – dramatic beyond compare; allured us with all their charm. Awake before the crack of the dawn, we gladly accepted the camaraderie offered by the snow-capped crests and began to trace our path over the freshly laid snowy rug!

We had been on foot for over a week now, but this bit of walking that we were doing was for sure the best of the lot. It was a different world altogether. Lofty peaks on either side. The ones in the rear seemed to be walking with us, ensuring we were safe in that unknown terrain. We climbed up a cliff and they then left us with another set of mountains which took care of us there on. The course of action continued, until these got us to the place where we were to celebrate our anniversary – a place that was 5360 m above the sea level… a place which happens to be at the foothills of the world’s tallest mountain…!

Anu (my wife) and I were keen on going to the Everest Base Camp. We had had it on our radar for quite some time now. We finally decided to make it in April 2011 to commemorate two years of our togetherness. 27 well-wishers joined in for the celebration. It had taken a year’s planning to make this happen.


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11 thoughts on “Trek to the Everest Base Camp – Celebrating my 2nd anniversary at 5360 m!

  1. Pradeep

    Congratulations Amit & Anu ! That is a wonderful way to celebrate the Anniversary and I wish you two celebrate the next anniversary on top of the Everest 🙂

  2. Wow…. It must be a remarkable anniversary.. 🙂

  3. Kala Ramesh

    Congrats Amit.
    All the very best on all your ventures,

    You’ve written this extremely well.

  4. Vivek

    Congratulations! I am very happy for you. Well done! 🙂

  5. Akshay Awasthi

    superlike.. what an awsome way to celebrate an anniversary.. 🙂

  6. Suman punuru

    Nicely put amit :)…

  7. Swapnil Kothawade

    Kya baat hai…

    So what’s the plan for the next anniversary? How about Mars or Moon? 🙂

  8. Rohit Verma

    Amit – Well documented.

    Brings back old memories for me.

    All those who have been there even once will feel that the mountains keep calling them back.

  9. Sonali

    Superb!!!!! 🙂

  10. ramesh jagannathan

    Amit… its inspiring…. hopefully I should be able to do it one day…. well written & your meeting with the summitters should have been a high for you…

  11. Akash Jain

    That’s a wonderful piece of writing and I cannot even imagine about the fun that you had there….

    I am also planning to go there in Oct-Nov and I am going to cover major part till Nepal on my bike..

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