People I Met at Everest Base Camp

26th January, 2020 | Highlander

Far from all the hustle and bustle of city life, all the conveniences and facilities, in the eastern part of the Himalayas, I trekked to the base of the highest peak of the world Mount Everest. Sharing that I reached the Everest Base Camp sounds fun and thrilling which my journey definitely was. After the busy schedule, finally i got time for myself and I had planned to get the best out of it. And what could have been possibly best than planning a trek to Everest base camp.

I had already reached the Annapurna Base Camp which was quite strenuous with steep uphil and downhill paths and lots of amazing landscapes. I was worried about the altitude sickness I was aiming for a greater alitude this time.

Alone and excited, I didn’t have any friends at all when I initiated the journey from Kathmandu. Yes I knew the program operator as he was my brothers friend but we were not very close. There was already a man sitting at the window seat of a bus. I sat next to him. He simply smiled at me and I greet him by saying hello .We started talking and became friends very easily. He was from Denmark and he had come to Nepal for trekking. This made me realize the importance of the natural resources of my country and I have started loving and preserving it more nowadays. He had a group of friends belonging to the same nation. His name was Daniel.

The most dangerous airport in the world Lukla airport is in Solukhumbu district. Most of the people who do not want to enjoy a bus ride, usually go for domestic airline. As I am someone who enjoys road trip more, I went for a bus trip. Daniel and his friends were also in budget travel so they opted for bus trip. Glad he did….!!!

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Finally we reached to Lukla and from there, we had to walk up to Phakding , the trek lasted for 3.5 hours. This place is rich with Buddhists monasteries. We stayed at a guest house according to the choice of our food and accommodation. Next day, we were aiming to reach Namche bazar, which is also known as the gateway to Everest region. You can enjoy a wide variety of bakery products here and the place is comparatively luxurious as well. We had an acclimatization day at Namche bazar. The Khumjung village is really famous place where you can view all the scenic Himalayan views. After roaming for a day, we now had to go to Tangboche .it literally took us 5 hours to reach that altitude of 3860 meters. As I already knew that I can no longer asks for luxury, we had to stay at teahouse, which was really comfortable and cozy. From Tangboche we went up to Dingboche for straight 5 hours .we again had an acclimatization day at Dingboche where we got to see Ama Dablam Mountain and many other peaks with prayer flags at the view point. From Dingboche we again head to Lobuche the other day. And again from Lobuche, we trekked up to Gorakshep.

From Gorakshep we finally went to the Everest base camp. This whole journey took us 6 hours, after reaching to the Everest base camp, now to descended back to Gorakshep. We spent the night there. We had organized camp fire, everybody were dancing and singing. Some of them were playing guitars and some of them were busy ordering the other bottle of beer.  The other day, we hiked up to Kala Patthar which is extremely famous for being the best view point of mount Everest. Everybody was busy getting the best click thy could possibly had in there whole life. The same day from Kala Patthar we trekked up to Pheriche. Now we finally desecned down to Namche. That night was the last night of our in that trek. The other day we came back to Kathmandu in flight as all of us were really tired. Me ,Daniel and his friends decided to be in contact. We shared our social media email address and finally I came back to my home sweet home.



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