We left Gokyo in the afternoon and had a short day’s hike back the way we came and then east across the Ngozumpa Glacier.  It was an eerie walk as it was very cloudy, we couldn’t see much and we could hear lots of small rockslides and ice falls around us. We stayed in, Read More

Gokyo is a pretty little village nestled between a turquoise lake and the edge of the glacier.  It’s the furthest and highest permanent settlement in the valley, and used to be nothing more than a summer pasture for local herders.  It’s still quite undeveloped with only a few lodges. We woke up early the, Read More

We arrived at Namche Bazaar and checked in to the Hotel Namche, one of the larger trekking lodges in town.  We were going to be in Namche for two nights, as this was one of our accilmatization stops. Namche Bazaar, the largest village in the Everest region – and the last place with email! , Read More

On Day 1 we flew in a small Twin Otter aircraft from Kathmandu to Lukla.  The flight was incredible: the foothills we were flying over got more and more dramatic, and out the left-hand side we saw glimpses of the Himalaya.  After about 1.5 hours we flew close over a ridge and had our, Read More

We had arranged a 20-day trek in the Everest Region of eastern Nepal.  We would fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to avoid the long approach walk into the mountains from Jiri (which would add a few more weeks to the trek – it’s meant to be a beautiful walk but we just didn’t have, Read More

Dad and I arrived in Kathmandu and had a couple of days to see the sights, acclimatize and make arrangements for a guide and porter with our trekking company, Eco Trek, for our 20-day trek through the Everest Region.  We stayed at a classic trekker’s hotel in Thamel and organized a tour of the, Read More