After I left Dad in Kathmandu to arrange a new passport, I flew to Delhi to backpack around northern India for a couple of weeks.  I had been wanting to get to India for years and I couldn’t resist the temptation to add it in to the Nepal trip. It was May/June when I, Read More

After all that ascending, the descent back to Lukla was short (just four days) and quite anti-climactic!     A Buddhist monastery along the path.    One of the rock carvings along the path.     En route to Namche Bazaar.                   And we’re DONE!!!  Flying out…

It began to snow as we arrived in Gorak Shep (nothing more than a couple of lodges wedged between two glacial moraines) and the weather didn’t let up for a couple of days. Our first day in Gorak Shep was a total white-out, but I wasn’t about to let it stop me ascending to, Read More

The next day we walked from Dzonglha to Gorak Shep.  As we had already acclimatized we had no need to stay at Lobuche which we passed en route, but we were glad not to as it was a bit of a dump anyway. Me and the Old Man with our first view at the, Read More

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