In this beginning it’s the beginning that’s the worst, then the middle. After the middle, it’s the end. In the end, its the end that’s the worst.  – about trekking

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Toughest and highest Climb of my life at 5643 m at 50% oxygen level

Kala Patthar 8th March 2017

Woke up with the noise of people going up and down the lose fitting wooden stairs.

No shower day 4.

By now, I was craving to be clean but being warm in high attitude was more important to survive than shower! Plus it was an early morning trek so 6 am at the dinning hall, breakfast and ready to leave right after.

I was hopeful to make it to the top of Kala Patthar 5643 m. An hour in and i was nowhere close to the top, I slowly started to lose all my hope as the trial was getting steeper and steeper. Even after the much needed tea breaks i wasn’t any where close. It was getting frustrating to say the least.. such hard work.

I wanted to give up but then I remembered I had lot of motherfuckers to prove wrong!

So, I kept going; 2 snicker bars and a bottle of warm water later; I made it to the top. It basically destroyed me but i did it. The highest point I have climbed all my life 5643 meters. (pic above)

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Windy, bit hungry, exhausted, legs shaking and heart full of excitement and happiness. I sat at the top overlooking this view below for some time. The journey it took to get there, sleepless nights, never ending trekking and my special ones who helped me to get there and back in one piece. I want to thank you. I share this victory with you.

When you are in high altitude like this, it’s normal to lose appetite but please eat and drink lots of water.

After few hours, I was off to backtrack all the way to Kathmandu but my excitement didn’t end there. I was staying at Himalaya’s top hotel ” Hotel Everest View” to end my Mount Everest Base Camp trekking in a style! (review coming soon)

So, what did i learn from this trip?
Here’s a little something –

It is true that we live in times where everything goes faster and faster.

Stress is increasing and work seems to take all the time. However, if we apply what President Dieter F. Utchdorf said:
“we would do well to slow down a little, proceed at the optimum speed for our circumstances, focus on the significant, lift up our eyes, and truly see the things that matter most.”

Traveling is a small tool that can help feel, see, hear, smell and even taste what is out there, that surround us. That’s the main idea. However, we should remember traveling is not only to have fun, but to feel released from the day to day routine, as well as to increase health and understanding of the world that we live in and the things that it has to offer us. So, after you have learned about the benefits, the places where you can go and what you need, what are you waiting for?

Collect memories not materials. There are so many things to appreciate and enjoy, and if you don’t think that you have one of the resources you need, make an effort. So, now it’s time for you to make some time and enjoy the benefits of traveling. Give it a try. I’ve done it, and you know something: “It is worth it.” Just go for it! Here’s the Estonian Proverb that I like –

“If you only go once around the room, you are wiser than he who stands still.” 

Want to do experience this adventure yourself ? But you have no strong support, no accountability partner, no idea how to? Email me. Better yet, leave your name and email by clicking here. I can help you get there and experience life in a different way that will speak to you and lit that fire within you.

You can read more about Mount Everest Base Camp series trek here.

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You can watch below last video for this series. Likes and comments are always appreciated 😘

 

 

Kala Patthar 5643m to Kathmandu with Bonus Video

14 thoughts on “Kala Patthar 5643m to Kathmandu with Bonus Video

  • June 26, 2017 at 2:13 am
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    I could not agree with your first post more! We teach our kids every day that things don’t matter, people and life experience do matter. Good for you making it to the base camp! That had to be an amazing experience!!

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    • June 26, 2017 at 3:26 am
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      It was, Michelle. The feeling of finally ticking it off my bucket list was amazing! Thanks for being here and glad you enjoyed the post. Happy travels 🙂

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  • June 26, 2017 at 3:01 am
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    What an adventure. It must have been a hell of a journey. Kudos to you for persevering through! It’s such an important life lesson to not give up when things are hard and difficult but to persevere through. It’ll always be worth it at the end!

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    • June 26, 2017 at 3:23 am
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      Thanks Chris. Reminds me of the saying- everybody has dreams and ideas but the ones with exexution and preservance always wins. I hope oneday you get to trek EBC. Happy travels where ever you are.

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  • June 26, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    This must’ve been such a surreal experience!! I’d probably die there though if I were to visit hahaa too distracted by all the beautiful views and not wanna leave.

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  • June 26, 2017 at 11:31 pm
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    Wow what a journey you have been on! I hope to trek through Everest one day as well!

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  • July 1, 2017 at 12:26 am
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    What an amazing accomplishment! I love how you described your journey. Here’s to many, many more!

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  • July 1, 2017 at 1:57 am
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    A great reminder to get out and live! There are so many amazing experiences waiting for each of us! Sometimes all it takes are photos from someone as amazing as yourself.

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  • July 1, 2017 at 8:41 pm
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    Wow, those mountains look incredible! What a rewarding and exciting experience. I definitely want to become fitter so that I can do this kind of trek too.

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  • July 2, 2017 at 2:49 am
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    Wow this sounds 1) exhausting but 2) amazing! What a fantastic hike! I hope I can one day manage a feat like this!!

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  • July 2, 2017 at 1:51 pm
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    This looks like one difficult trek which makes me try it very soon! And very beautiful pictures! Waiting for your next post.

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  • July 3, 2017 at 6:59 am
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    I loved your philosophy for that is what I believe in too. Money or material things can only give you that much – the experiences are what I look for. I do hope to try this before I get really old. And no, am not just saying that, I mean it!

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  • September 20, 2017 at 11:46 pm
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    Congratulations on achieving your goal! This is really inspiring, you must be so proud of yourself! The pictures are simply stunning too. I love the quote about standing still, that couldn’t be more true!

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  • September 20, 2017 at 11:55 pm
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    Wow what an Incredible experience and I love that you never gave up. You had too many “motherfuckers to prove wrong.” 😂😂 The photos are gorgeous!

    Kimberly Love
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    You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine
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