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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Photo Friday: A Sherpa Tribute

Amadablam & Sherpas (sepia)

Sherpas make the Everest Region come alive and give the word ‘determination’ an entirely new meaning. So generous and kind-hearted, and so often taken advantage of. They take great pride in mountaineering, and ever since tourism boomed, mountaineering has become their livelihood. Living at high altitudes gives them a unbelievable advantage to ferry supplies up and … 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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Everest Base Camp Trek: Preperation & Tips

Tea House in Everest Region

Before the trek there was A LOT to organise, A LOT to consider. Here are some ‘need to knows’ about our preparation for the Everest Base Camp Trek & some advice for any would-be trekkers…: It’s called ‘Tea House Trekking’ – Nepal offers some of the most unique treks in the world. Yes, obviously because you can trek through & to … Continue reading

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