DAY 09. Everest Base Camp 2016.

Thursday, 03 November 2016. Gorakshep Tea House Gorakshep, Khumbu Region, 5,170m asl.   My head was throbbing as I stood across a pile of boulders, colorful Tibetan prayer flags flapping in the icy fall wind. A middle-aged man was a little emotional while his photo was being taken beside a slab of granite with the … Continue reading DAY 09. Everest Base Camp 2016.

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Day 08. Dal Bhat Power, 24Hr

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 Mother Earth House Lobuche, Khumbu Region. 4,930m asl. I left Dingboche almost 4000 rupees (~PhP 2000) poorer. I wanted to cry. I spent so much on water and internet in Dingboche that the essence of being detached from the urban living comforts had been lost. But it was part stupidity, too. … Continue reading Day 08. Dal Bhat Power, 24Hr

Day 07. Sweet Dreams Are Made of These: Thin Air and Less Oxygen

01 November 2016. Tuesday Yak Lodge and Restaurant Dingboche, Khumbu Region. 4,360m asl It’s Day 7 on the trail and the first of November! Two more days and we’d be back to warmer weather again. For the record, the temperature this morning at 7:30 was -11°C. Minus 11 degrees. This was, by far, the coldest … Continue reading Day 07. Sweet Dreams Are Made of These: Thin Air and Less Oxygen