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Nangarjun Peak 5200m

As they say, the higher you go, you are being slowly stripped off your comforts and luxury. Here in Dingboche, 4400m asl, our signal dropped out and has been unpredictable over the past few days and if it works, it is very slow. So we apologize for the past 2 days that we tried to…

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Rest day in Namche

Namche Bazaar is a Gateway to Mount Everest and also known as the Capital of Khumbu. Namche is literally -breathe taking! We are staying in Namche Bazaar (3,500 meters / 11,482 feet) for one day and two nights to acclimatize before continuing on. We had a long 10 hour trek to get here. We were…

Rest day in Namche

Namche Bazaar is a Gateway to Mount Everest and also known as the Capital of Khumbu. Namche is literally -breathe taking! We are staying in Namche Bazaar (3,500 meters / 11,482 feet) for one day and two nights to acclimatize before continuing on. We had a long 10 hour trek to get here. We were…

A breath of fresh air

Uyay and I was assigned in the front seat of the chopper since we weighed the lightest. I was right next to the pilot and I try to lean towards Uyay afraid that I might accidentally touch any buttons or gears that would cause problems to the chopper. Then the blades rotated, slowly increasing speed,…

Mixed Emotions

We had a 5am, good early morning start. All our large duffles were weighed at the hotel first thing before breakfast. After breakfast we loaded up our SUV and made our way through the streets of Kathmandu to the domestic airport to await our departure. Everyone is in good spirits as the first flight made…

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