30 October, 2016. Sunday Phortse Guest House Phortse Village, Khumbu Region. 3790m asl. 15:49, Tea house dining area. And I thought I’d never make it to Phortse. Or even lunch. The trek today was supposed to be fairly easy with bulk of the morning trek to Mong-La Pass on level ground. But with the … Continue reading Day 05. Getting High(er) in the Himalayas.
29 October 2016, Saturday. Tashi Delek Restaurant and Lodge Khumjung Village, Khumbu Region. 3,810m asl. 06:44am, The Nest Dining Hall I still woke up today with the heart rate of a One Directioner standing face-to-face with Harry Styles. I guess HRs between 105-120 are my new normal for now. But compared to our first night … Continue reading DAY 04. When AMS And Homesickness Kick In
28 October 2016. Friday. The Nest at Namche. Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Nepal. 3,440m asl. Yesterday was supposed to be the worst trekking day. Until today. When I had to heave my worn-out self up Namche Bazaar for our acclimatization trek. I woke up today with a sore upper back and a pounding heart. I hoped … Continue reading Day 03. First Acclimatization Day
27 October 2016. Thursday. The Nest at Namche. Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Nepal. 3,440m asl. My headache was gone by early evening when I woke up after a three-hour siesta. Earlier in the afternoon, I took a hot shower and an Advil to relieve the nagging headache that started soon after lunch. In Phakding, the price … Continue reading Day 02. The Gateway to Everest.
26 October 2016, Wednesday Trekkers Lodge and Restaurant Phakding, Khumbu Region, Nepal. 2660masl. If MapMyRun was not lying, we trekked almost 8.80 kilometers this morning for two hours and 45 minutes. And that’s it for today. The whole afternoon can be spent sleeping, journaling and eating chocolates. For acclimatization purposes, we only had a short … Continue reading Day 01. Welcome to Everest Region.
Here’s a secret. I hopped on the online dating bandwagon and I've been on it for four months now. The most recent guy I was exchanging messages with, let’s call him Ambrosio, asked for a photo of me without my sunglasses on. That was three days after we ‘liked’ each other. So I asked for his … Continue reading The Beauty Issue
I had a minor surgery three days ago to remove a pesky gummy lump on the back of my left wrist. When I first noticed a pea-sized bump on my left hand some two years ago, I just ignored it thinking it would go away on its own. And it did. But it came back … Continue reading My Lovely Little Lump