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May 20, 2017 - Everest, Sagarmatha or Chomolungma

We say Everest, the Nepali say Sagarmatha and the Tibetan's say Chomolungma. Doesn't really matter what name you use its still earth's highest mountain. The international border between Nepal and Tibet runs across Everest's summit point. From our corner room at Everest View Hotel we could gaze upon the dizzying peaks of Nuptse 7864m, Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m and Ama Dablam 6812m. Clouds quickly come and go as does the mist through the valley as we are on a ridge. There really isn't anything more humbling than looking...

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Sep 17, 2012 - Everest Basecamp!

Eek! I'm so excited to write this :)  .. We wake up at 5am and I dont think I hardly slept a wink I was so tired but apparently in high altitude sometimes you can find it difficult to sleep and of course that is me - when we woke it was snowing lots and it was poor visibility - no good to see Everest but really cool it was snowing whilst being in the mountains - it was a really tough walk, cold and the snow was hitting my face hard! .. We walked past a small frozen lake before getting into Gorak Shep (5184m) it took 3 hours.  Once we were...

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Sep 24, 2011 - Everest Base Camp

Luckily, all of Yak’s symptoms of AMS subside when he wakes up. And I do not feel any hints of altitude sickness either, so all is well. It is around 5 in the morning when I walk out of the lodge, and am stunned by the spectacular scenery all around me. During yesterday’s rain and mist it had escaped my thoughts that Lobuche is a super scenic settlement nestled amidst huge peaks covered in snow. A stream passes through the village and I can see reflections of the peaks in the water. The pebbles by the stream are snow dusted from the...

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Everest Base Camp

Apr 5, 2011 - Everest Base Camp

So we have finally made it. It does feel good to finally be here (a moment that seemed impossibly distant when Michelle first mentioned this trip back in July 2009). Especially when on that first morning back in Namche I so felt tired, ill and down that I did seriously wonder whether I would make it. At that stage I would have been really pleased with myself if I had only made it to Dingboche and an altitude above 4,000m. To see these places that I have read so much about is really special, although the trekkers Base Camp is kept a little...

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Oct 24, 2010 - Everest Base Camp Trek Part II

DAY 9 Acclimatization in Namche Bazar Slept well last night. I thought my first night above 3000m would have messed with my sleep a little more. I only woke up twice and I don't think it had anything to do with altitude. I think it was more due to my sleeping bag, that slow cooks me like a Hogs Breath Steak. The weather this morning was about the clearest I have seen it the entire trek. The two 6000m plus giants stood intimidateingly over Namche as the first rays of a new day kissed their snow encrusted crowns. So impresive I could think...

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Joe's Journeys

Apr 12, 2010 - Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep

Today we started at 6 a.m. It's a big day. We hiked along the glacial moraine, up and down and up and down, and finally came around a corner and saw Gorak Shep, our accomodations for the night. This place is really nice compared to Lobuche. We checked in, had lunch, then left for Everest Base Camp. While hiking we cross paths with many groups over and over, so we're getting to know them (the Peregrine group, the Royal Mountain group, etc.) It took about 2 hours to get to Everest Base Camp. There's "tourist" base camp, and "expedition" base...

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Apr 26, 2009 - Everest Trek - the details

How to begin to describe the Everest Trek? There's so much to type. We arrived at Lukla airport, where our guide quickly selected 7 porters from the throng of about 60 men jostling the airport gate looking for work. These men (more like boys, really, they look so young) immediately picked up our bags - we had to share 2 people to 1 bag weighing in at 20 kg (approx 45 lbs) - and started walking, leaving their lives for 2 weeks to come with us up the mountain. We followed soon behind, to hike 2 1/2 hours that day to Phakding town. The culture...

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China & Nepal 2009

Apr 22, 2009 - On our way down

We are on our way down, back to Kathmandu, and yes we did make it to Base Camp. However, losing two days in the airport has made the ascent and decent difficult. But we just wanted to let everyone know we are safe and still on two feet (each). There is alot to tell so we will fill in the details when we get back to Kathmandu. We are presently stii in the mountains in a town called Dingboche.

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China & Nepal 2009

May 23, 2008 - Everest 55th Anniversary trek 2008

On May 29, 2008, 6 groups of World Expeditions trekkers enjoyed the special privilrege to converge on Thyangboche, Nepal thanks to the Rimpoche of Thyangboche Monastery. They were there to celebrate the 55th anniversary of a New Zealander and a Sherpa to summit the world's highest peak. They were there to toast the late Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay for their achievement 55 years ago - to summit the world's highest mountain, Sagarmatha, Chomolongma - Everest. It all began on May 23 in Kathmandu.

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