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A daily News Update – it may not be always daily, as it will be dependant on getting an internet connection. However we have a satellite telephone and computer with us, so hopefully you will be hearing from us often!
Yes, the route we are travelling is oft-travelled. But that is because it is special. Nothing can prepare you for seeing the beautiful, awe-inspiring mountains of the Himalaya for the first time, and Everest has a special magic all of its own. Everest takes your breath away. Everest isn’t just the highest mountain on the planet, it’s beautiful!
Spring is an exciting time to visit Everest Base Camp as there are many expeditions there at this time of year, and by the time we arrive climbers from all over the world will be getting ready to go up the Khumbu icefall for the final time, as they make their attempt to climb to the summit of the world’s highest mountain.
Autumn is equally beautiful, as the colours are stunning and the air is clear and crisp. Base Camp at this time is calm and serene, with no trace of the melee of the springtime. There is space and peace in which to fully take in the breath-taking scenery ever dominated by Mount Everest herself.
I have made the trek to Everest Base Camp about 10 times and it never palls. I can’t look at the beautiful summit pyramid of Everest without remembering the moment in May 2004 when I stepped onto that small table-top of a summit and looked out over the world as the highest person on earth at that moment in time. It was the end of a journey. It was a life changing moment.
But for me the start of that journey was the trek to Everest Base Camp, through the Khumbu Valley, the lands of the Sherpa people. On this trek we will be staying in mountain lodges and experiencing first-hand the warm hospitality of these lovely people. In this timeless mountain country, it is easy to forget that newspapers and television exist as you experience a simpler way of life, in the shadow of some of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains. It truly is an unforgettable trip.
I hope you enjoy following us from the comfort of your armchair and perhaps it will inspire you to join me on my next trip…?!