Photo Friday: Son of a Sonamarg Shepherd

Indian shepherd boy

On our trek through the Kashmiri Himalayas we saw lots of hardened youngsters, punching well above the weight in maturity. This young shepherd was one of the toughest though. He was helping his father lead their herd of goats through the valley, wearing shoes 4 sizes to big & a heavy sack slung over his shoulder. It … Continue reading

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Mt. Everest Base Camp

mt everest base camp trek

Day 9: Gorak Shep to Mt. Everest Base Camp, 2 hours After a relentless 9 day hike deep into the heart of the Himalayas, 7 mountain villages, over 25 hours of hiking, ascending 3,000m, altitude headaches, 2 acclimatization days, plenty of midnight toilet runs, indulging in Sherpa Stew, lemon tea, and momo’s at every chance, game after game … Continue reading

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Day 7-8 Dingboche to Gorak Shep

everest & moon (b&w)

Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche, 4 hours We left the warmth and comfort of the cozy Dingboche lodge and the sweet old lady who kept us fed and warm the past 2 days. We stuck together with the other trekkers we met at our lodge and all headed out in the early morning hours for our … Continue reading

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Day 4-6: Namche Bazaar to Dingboche

Amadablam with moon sunset

Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, 4 hours 30 minutes It was a big day for us, heading deeper and deeper into the Himalayas where the temperature really starts to drop, the prices on food triple, and the altitude starts to become a problem for some trekkers. For the first couple of hours we were … Continue reading

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Day 1-3: Lukla to Namche Bazaar

Everest Region Suspension Bridge

DAY 1: Lukla to Monjo, 5 hours  Finally, after days of bartering and buying gear & 1 dodgy mountain flight we were trekking! The first few days were full of “Oo’s and Ahh’s” at the beauty around us. The turquoise river running wild with homey cottages dotted along the trail at the foot of lush green peaks. Starting … Continue reading

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