It's Day 2 of our family trek with @nepal_teahouse_trekking. We began at 8am heading downhill to start. It was nice because we had tired legs from yesterday and knew it was a 7 hour trek ahead!
After our lunchtime stop it was all uphill... For 3 1/2 hours and in the blazing heat, which made it tough work. But Hem (our guide) and Narium (our porter) were fab at keeping us going! My legs were pretty shaky when we reached #Tanting village!
We were shattered but my goodness, when the clouds cleared. This made it all worthwhile 😍. Tomorrow is a tough slog down and then up, up, up to our final destination #Sikles village! I'm off in search of some turbo boosters! 🙈😂 #himalayas#trekkingnepal#trekking#visitnepal#nepal#amazingplaces#exploring#takeyourkidseverywhere#travellingfamily#familytravel
1️⃣year on - I don’t think I’ve ever fully explained to anyone what getting to Everest Base Camp is like; maybe I’ll never be able to, but here are some thoughts having gone a whole year since the day - when you push yourself to the point of exhaustion and beyond though, you can hardly forget it all. The clanging of the yak bells, thin cold air and every step feeling laboursome. The idea of trekking to EBC began just as a dream back home, and after a year of um’ing and ah’ing, I finally committed to doing it. I went in not knowing what to expect, or if I’d make it without any issues, with the 14 day trek seeing us go from Lukla to Pakhding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep and finally to Base Camp. Physical strength and endurance is one thing, but along the way you realise how much mental strength you need to get to there. “Just keep taking one step after the other” I kept telling myself, while letting my mind wander to distract from the fatigue. I can’t imagine what people go through to reach the summit itself. The fruits of the labour though, are unmatched, with views that will take your breath away; the kinds of things you only see in pictures; the views I saw as a 7 year old in a picture book about Everest I was given by my neighbour, who made an attempt at the summit. (That I still have to this day) It’s a whole different world up there, and it was a true blessing and privilege to have been able to see it with my own eyes and marvel at creation. In addition to that, I was accompanied by an amazing group of people who supported and encouraged each other the whole way. Sharing that experience together means a lot to me and is something I still cherish and will do for a long time to come. (We all made it to the end goal, despite lots of difficulty and struggle) I don’t think I’ll be going back anytime soon if not ever, but I don’t necessarily need to - the experience has been etched into my memories forever. ❤️ 🗻 #everestbasecamp