Ive finally finished what i can only describe as hard graft for the last two weeks. Everest Base camp wow, what to say about it. From landing in Lukla airpoirt which happens to be the most dangerous, shortest and steepest airport anywhere in the world we travelled upwards, 3500 metres upwards to be exact.
The trek we took part in involved 10 people from accross the world 3 others from england. We had two sherpas one named shanker one named rabin. These where the two funniest people you could meet.
The trip took us through forests accross huge fast flowing rivers into the very heart of the himalayas. I saw two avalanches on Lhotse the 4th highest peak in the world not to mention a yeti (i didnt really but people around here have a genuine fear of it)
Once above 4000 metres most of the group started to get altitude sickness. I myself got it quite bad, things like struggling to breath and headaches. The group ploughed on though and we reached everest base camp successfully.
The day after reaching base camp, feeling fit we decided to summit Kala pathar which in my view was the biggest achievement of the trip.
The temperature up here is low getting down to minus 10 at night and staying that low till midday.
You will be able to see from the pictures as i progressivley put more layers on.
The food up here is nice however after two weeks of the traditional nepalese dish of dal bhat i am officially fed up of rice lentils and any curried object.
The group ive been with has become like a small family now as we ate, slept hiked and spent free time together.
So the treks finished and now i am back to the smog of Kathmandu for a week then on to thailand so will keep you posted.