31 October 2016. Monday Yak Hotel and Restaurant Dingboche, Khumbu Region. 4360m asl. It’s actually Day 07 today. I begged off from our acclimatization trek today because I was running a mild fever last night. Or felt like it. Soon after we reached the tea house early evening yesterday, I requested for a hot shower just … Continue reading Day 06. Officially Solo-Trekking—Well, Sort of.
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.
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.
19 October 2016. Five Days to Nepal. My travel journal starts today. While nursing an ear infection in a rented condo in Melbourne, my best friend’s sister texted me and asked where I plan to travel to next because the travel agency she was working for was having a promotion. A number of destinations came … Continue reading Why On Earth Would I Want To Go To Nepal?