We began our walk by snaking around the river thinking about the good times we spent by its banks yesterday. Then we had to cross over to the other side before we began the steep ascend. As we started taking our baby steps to climb, we heard a scream. We were startled. Before we could understand what really happened we saw a yak appearing from nowhere rushing towards us.
We didn’t want to – but we all walked back. Walking to a lower altitude to acclimatize better was what we all unanimously decided as a group. On the 6th day of the trek today we were retracing our footsteps from Macchermo to Dole and then even lower to Portse Tanga.
Today we crossed the 4000m mark. At Machhermo we were stunned by the beauty and also horrified to learn that it was called the Death Valley. Today was a major turning point of the trek!
Finally, after 3 days of walking, today we got the first glimpse of Mount Everest… It was surreal. We then never had to look for motivation to walk throughout the trek. On the 4th day of the trek today we were to walk from Namche Bazaar to Dole. We had just begun walking when the weather that had been playing weird games with us all this while, suddenly decided to shower it’s blessings!
To the world’s highest luxury hotel and back. Today we trekked to the Everest View Hotel to acclimatise and adapt the concept of Climb high, sleep low. Today was the third day of the trek. We had already gained an elevation of 3440 m. The air had become thin. And as we would go up it would grow thinner. It was thus absolutely essential for us to acclimatise.
Today’s 5-hour trek seemed like a lifetime. It was the toughest part of the trek which revealed to us the magic of taking baby steps! On the second day of the trek today, we were walking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar situated at an altitude of 3440 m. When we set afoot today morning, it was a lovely walk...
It was the first day of our trek. We were to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. A twin otter flew us high in the mountains. We were enjoying the views of the snow clad peaks of the Himalayas. And suddenly the airstrip of Lukla unfolded itself.
There were once two polar bear twins who had grown old enough to leave their mother’s care. Sitting on separate ice floes in the middle of the ocean they wondered what to do next. One of them dived in to hunt for lunch, while the other...
I am super excited… I am going to make time travel possible! I want to take you 8 years back in time. 27th April 2011, my wife Anu and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary at the foothills of the world’s tallest mountain – The Everest!