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Day 7

Left Dingboche for Lobuche after breakfast around 8am. I was happy with the food and weather was looking promising as well.

Few hours into the trek, had to cross one massive hill that nearly got me in tears!ha Then there was a memorial for Everest climbers who’d passed away. Lot of famous climbers..You can see it in the youtube video i’m going to post this weekend.

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So in less than 6 hours, I’d arrived in Lobuche 4940 meters. My room was size of a shoebox but still had a decent view of himayas from the window. Dal bhat for lunch and during the afternoon I went to check out the O2 restaurant, had my green tea and browse through some books. These are few great lines I remember.

– Why climb? Because it’s there!

– Realize better climbers than you’ve failed in it. Realise worse climbers than you’ve made it.

 

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I ordered MoMo for dinner …never again! Just stick with trusted and reliable D.B. and sat near the fire all evening reading my book, writing my diary and playing cards with group of people from GAdventure who were occupying the whole lodge.

Bed around 10 pm but i was finding it hard to breathe. I was at 4940 meters above seal level for the first time in my life and my body was fighting a bit. I remained calm, applied the same technique as the night in Pangboche and after sometime I slept like a baby in a nice and warm bed.

Day 8

Woke up right in time with amazing view of mountains. Had breakfast talking life with a cool couple from Colorado, they were returning from EBC. so, did our goodbyes and it was time for Gorakshep.  I was looking forward to get there before lunch and then Mt Everest Base Camp right after!! Today was going to be the day to cross off EBC from my bucket list!

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There were many obstacles to get to Gorakshep but today’s trek was nothing compared to those scary ruthless stairs in Lobuche. I didn’t mind the trek and was content to be surrounded by stunning landscape and giant mountains with every step.

Then I bumped into the same French girl from Pangboche! By now she had already done one of the passes and was on the way to Gorekshep as well. But because we have different style of trekking we decided to go our own ways and see each other at the lodge later.

Finally arrived Gorekshep 5164 meters in few hours. As soon as I checked into hotel and sat for hot water; I figured same group from gadventure were there too and one of the guy decided to share with everybody the message his mother sent warning about a death in EBC few days ago. Hmm..I felt sorry for that person for unfortunate accident but not something I want to know when I’m headed there myself in an hour!

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Anyway, first thing first food and rest. I had D.B. for lunch ( D.B.was priced 700 npr here and as expected things were expensive as you go up and far from Namche) laid down for awhile with thoughts running through my hear and then finally it was time to roll! I was stocked knowing I was only few km away from EBC!

Gorekshep to mount everest basecamp was all about huffing and puffing through the flat land, steep uphill and downhill, landslides, crossing the scary hole between mountains, encounters with fellow trekkers, agitation of bitter wind, light, zig zag trail surrounded with amazing view and low oxygen. I was beginning to wonder about the distance covered and next thing I know..BOom! I was infront of Mt. Everest Base Camp. 5364 m!! Excitement was understatement!

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I just stood there admiring those beautiful mountains thinking about the courage and journey it took to get there and my loved ones who helped. I can’t thank them enough. All in all, majestic feeling just being at the Base Camp even though you can’t see Mount Everest from there. It is a historic place after all, beginning of another wild ride to the Summit.

Full with happiness of amazing experience , I didn’t need a break when going down to Gorekshep. Evening was well spent by the warm fire, decent D.B., chats with fellow trekkers and a good book.

Now I was looking forward for the next day and Luxury hotel stay as a treat to myself. My plan was to wake up 5am for sunrise at Kala Patthar. This was where I was going see Mt Everest up close but also the place with lot less oxygen than EBC itself.

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May your best miles be those covered by foot – at Mt Everest B.C.

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Annnnnd here’s the most awaited video. Enjoy!

 

World traveler, photographer, writer, outdoor enthusiast, & social media fanatic! Anna enjoys the minimalist lifestyle, travels only with 10-kilo backpack and a smile on her face. Creativity, inspiration, and travel are what lights her fire. When not geeking out over travel, you will likely find her geeking out over photography, writing, hiking or pretending to sing!

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23 thoughts on “Mount Everest Base Camp 5364m

  • June 19, 2017 at 4:53 am
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    Well done on doing the trek! It’s definitely on my bucket list, I was in Nepal only a couple of weeks ago and intend going back! Glad that you didn’t suffer any altitude effects!

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  • June 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    Whoa! Awesome!! Congrats!!! I’ve been wanting to do a Everest BC trek for quite some time now! I know that my stamina would allow me to do it, but as you’ve mentioned its the oxygen acclimatization in the altitude which is what scares me! Hope I’ll get to do it soon! If you’ve reached there, excitement would definitely be an understatement!

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  • June 20, 2017 at 1:39 am
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    Holy crap this must’ve been such a phenomenal experience!!! It’s never crossed my mind to do the trek, but this is the second blog post I’ve read about Everest in the past two weeks and I’m really starting to consider it. Awesome read!

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  • June 21, 2017 at 5:32 am
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    That was indeed a brave trek. I would love to do this someday. I have never experienced places with less Oxygen. I wonder how it is like to be there.

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  • June 21, 2017 at 2:18 pm
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    I have never been to Everest and I’m American!This looks like quite an adventure. It’s good that you can mix it up a little bit. You get a more budget hotel and a luxury one! One day!

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  • June 22, 2017 at 7:13 am
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    Fair play tya for doing this! No doubt it was a challenge. I don’t like the idea of being stuck at such high altitude struggling to breathe! Glad you managed to control it and get some well-needed rest!

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  • June 23, 2017 at 3:27 pm
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    Wow! Looks amazing! I am afraid of high altitude sickness and not so interested in doing this kind of thing myself, but I do look up the people who have done it. Great job! Must be a trip you will never forget.

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  • June 24, 2017 at 1:30 am
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    Good job! What an amazing accomplishment. I would love to go to Mount Everest, I am not a huge treker though. One day maybe!

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  • June 25, 2017 at 4:24 am
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    You are a trekking pro. I can only imagine what it is to climb Mount Everest Base Camp. Congratulations for your accomplishment. I will read your other trek stories too

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  • June 25, 2017 at 5:27 am
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    I can’t even imagine doing this trek, but your post gives me a really good idea – what an incredible opportunity (but also hard work). I don’t know if I’ll ever get the chance to do this – what an amazing adventure!

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  • July 2, 2017 at 4:57 am
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    That glacier looks absolutely amazing!

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  • July 2, 2017 at 6:44 am
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    It looks totally unlike I would imagine. How are the trails en route as I really fancy this but need to focus on my next big hike (first really) to Kili

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  • July 2, 2017 at 7:17 am
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    Wow what an awesome trek! We both like hiking but I’m not sure we’d make it to Mt Everest! Haha.. Congratulations to you!! And thank you for sharing the beautiful photos!

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  • July 2, 2017 at 8:28 am
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    My brother had just finished this trek and despite all the dificulties he calls it one of the best he has done in his life. Well done mate, I would some day want to do this too. Hopefully, I don’t get AMS

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  • July 2, 2017 at 8:50 am
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    Everest base camp must be a great experience. I visited the Himalayas on the Indian side and these mountains were so beautiful! I can imagine it is even more beautiful, when you get lost in the middle of the mountains for days.

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  • July 5, 2017 at 4:30 am
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    Wow trek to the Everest Base camp is nothing less than magical. Kudos to your grit and determination for completing this difficult trek. I am sure all the challenges were really worth it at the end, Also lot of valuable information that is going to be handy. Hope to get there someday, the Himalayas are calling!

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  • July 4, 2017 at 8:09 pm
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    Impressive. I was considering doing this once, but had no idea about the basecamp.

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  • July 5, 2017 at 3:46 am
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    How do you ever adjust to the high elevation and not suffer from altitude sickness?! I can only imagine what an incredible experience you must have had!

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  • July 5, 2017 at 6:25 am
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    This is such an incredible challenge! I wonder how I would adjust to the altitude. Hard to say. Glad you’ve taken on this challenge and are writing all about it!

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  • September 20, 2017 at 11:47 pm
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    Everest is a bucket list item for many. I’m not sure I could handle it, but if I ever want to, I’d better get started soon and start hiking/climbing some easier peaks here in the USA.

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  • September 21, 2017 at 12:34 am
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    I always admire mountain climbers but as a person who also loves to travel, my weakness is that I am afraid of heights and anywhere that may have an avalanche. Maybe I watched too much tv. HAHA. But anything mountain climbing, I always watch. It is SO interesting. Great post.

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  • September 21, 2017 at 1:00 am
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    Would absolutely love to do this one day. Like this, just to the base camp. I don’t even dream of even attempting the actual mountain, heh.

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