Today I am sharing Day 8 of Kala Patthar trekking.
But first, here is something I been thinking about during my solo hike days. 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 surrounds 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 right!
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.
“If you only go once around the room, you are wiser than he who stands still.”
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Kala Patthar 8th March 2017
I woke up with the noise of people going up and down the loose-fitting wooden stairs.
No shower day 4.
I was craving to be clean by now but being warm in high altitude was more important to survive than a shower! Plus it was an early morning trek. 6 am at the dining hall, breakfast and ready to leave right after.
I was hoping 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 anywhere close. It was getting frustrating, to say the least. such hard work!
I wanted to give up but then I remembered I had a 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 at 50% oxygen level (pic above)
In this beginning it’s the beginning that’s the worst, then the middle. After the middle, it’s the end. In the end, it’s the end that’s the worst. – about trekking
Windy, bit hungry, exhausted, legs shaking and heart full of excitement and happiness.
I sat at the top of Kala Patthar overlooking Mount Everest for some time. The journey it took to get there, sleepless nights, never-ending trekking and my special ones who helped me get there. I want to thank you. I share this victory with you!
After a 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 best hotel
“Hotel Everest View” to end my Mount Everest Base Camp trekking in a style! (review coming soon)
You can read about me here and more about Mount Everest Base Camp series trek here.
and more pictures in Instagram @annasherchand
You can watch the last video for this series below. Enjoy!
29 thoughts on “Mount Everest Base Camp – Kala Patthar Day 8 with Bonus Video”
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!!
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 🙂
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!
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.
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.
Wow what a journey you have been on! I hope to trek through Everest one day as well!
What an amazing accomplishment! I love how you described your journey. Here’s to many, many more!
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.
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.
Wow this sounds 1) exhausting but 2) amazing! What a fantastic hike! I hope I can one day manage a feat like this!!
This looks like one difficult trek which makes me try it very soon! And very beautiful pictures! Waiting for your next post.
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!
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!
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!
This must’ve been such a surreal experience!! I know my bf would love to go there!!
this looks so magical
It seems such a adventures Place!! the pictures are Very well Captured!!
Wow! What a trip. I like to travel and it makes me very happy, but I am more of a mid-budget – luxury traveller. I wish I was brave enough to do those kinds of adventures. I am sure it was a one of a lifetime trip.
So amazing! I think traveling is one of the most amazing ways to experience life at it’s best! I can’t wait til I get to where traveling is no longer a desire but what I do . . .
It’s so true. The time flies so fast! And best things we can spend our money on, are experiences, travels.
You described it so well, I really enjoyed reading this! Thank you for sharing!
What an amazing adventure. Are training to climb everest or was just a trekk to take for enjoyment?
This is INCREDIBLE!!! I hope that I’ll be able to do some really amazing things like this in my lifetime!
You made it!!! And this is the most important so BIG CONGRATULATIONS! I am sure nothing can describe the feeling you had once you raech the top! It’s stunning !!
Jealous is an understatement. Congratulations to you! Trekking to Base Camp is on my bucket list so I hope to follow one day.
I wish I could this kind of traveling. Traveling can be so fulfilling.
Must be an awesome experience, I love to travel and do so only once or twice a year, you must be having a gala time
What a journey! This seems intense but I know you felt excited to sit at the top of the mountain get experience for you!
Wow!! It must be such thrilling experience to go up to Kala Patthar. A big congratulations on your achievement. I am not very adventurous types but really love nature and natural surroundings.
Love the beautiful pics.
What an awesome experience! Congrats on your achievement, many more to come!