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)
and more pictures in Instagram @annasherchand
You can watch the last video for this series below. Enjoy!