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
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
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.
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
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?
Part 3 of 5 Saturday, 04 October 2014 I read about this cafeteria from The Gypsy Gals blog and was so intrigued by the raves of one of the bloggers that I included it in my itinerary. After my Central Post Office walk-through, I navigated my way to the L’Usine Cafeteria for lunch. The discomfort of … Continue reading Downtown Saigon Tour (Saigon Opera House & L’Usine)