Photo Friday: Grubby Little Girl

himalayan girl

This photo was shot in Nepal’s Khumbu Valley along the trail to Mt. Everest. This little girl was curiously looking at us and our camera as we hiked on by, she’s precious!

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Nepal’s Top 5

everest & moon (b&w)

We spent one wonderful month in Nepal and although India was great, it was so hard at times and really made me wonder whether or not I was over going on long backpacking trips with sleepless nights curled up on train station floors, insanely long travel hours on broken down buses/trains, and so forth. However, Nepal confirmed … Continue reading

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Escape From Lukla

clouds below peaks

After 12 days of trekking up & down the Khumbu valley we were exhausted. Thoughts of steaks, beer & a shower had crept in & we were ecstatic to return to Lukla & fly back to Kathmandu. We had an open ticket which was supposed to mean we turn up & jump on a flight the next … Continue reading

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Everest Base Camp: Do’s & Don’ts

himalya mountain clouds

We covered most of the preparation questions in our post, Everest Base Camp Tips & Preparation. I thought I’d add in these few do’s & don’ts about the hike itself. EVERY Tea House provides big warm blankets, so don’t stress too much over sleeping bags. We went at the very end of November 12-22 and we … 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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