Day 7: Deboche to Pheriche

Broke off from the traditional group breakfast this morning and hiked back up to the Tengboche Bakery for Cappuccino and some delicious pastries. The uphill hike was well worth it. We rejoined the group in time for the departure towards Pheriche. Our first stop was at Pangboche (3930 m) at Lama Geshe’s house. Lama Geshe […]

Day 6: Khumjung to Tengboche to Deboche

Today was a pretty spectacular one. We started the day with a visit to the Hillary hospital in Khunde, about a 30-minute roundtrip walk from our Tea House in Khumjung. Upon our exit out of the village of Khumjung, I stopped by the local bakery for a cappuccino and apple strudel and later caught up […]

Day 5: Thame to Khumjung

After a quick breakfast at the Tea House, we headed over to Lakpa Rita’s native home in Thame. We were given a tour of the house, served milk tea, given another Khada for blessing and had the opportunity to meet his parents. Shortly thereafter we hit the trail taking a different route back to the […]

Day 4: Namche to Thame

We started our day with a private mini Puja ceremony at the Panorama Lodge. Each member of the expedition climbing team received a prayer blessing by flicking some rice wine called “Chang” in the air and taking a small sip. A blessed scarf named “Khada” was later put around our neck. After the ceremony, we […]

Day 3: Rest Day in Namche

Today was a rest day at Namche so we headed up for a morning acclimatization hike from our Panorama Lodge up to the Everest View Hotel climbing up from 3,440 meters to 3,860 meters. Halfway up the climb we were treated to spectacular panoramic views of Ama Dablam and our final destination of Mt. Everest. […]

Vinson Day 8: Summit Day!!!

Excitement is in the thin air as Summit Day is here!!! We got up this morning at 7:45 AM for a carbo-loaded breakfast of oatmeal, cereal and coffee, packed our backpacks and were on the trail at 9:25 am. Although it was cold when we got going, the weather quickly got warmer as the sun started peaking from […]

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Vinson Day 7: Rest Day at High Camp

I woke up to a rather unpleasant surprise this morning to find out my 1.5L Nalgene pee bottle cracked in the middle of the night and leaked in a small part of the tent and on my backpack. The temperature fluctuation inside the tent last night and this morning was pretty impressive. While the sun was […]

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Vinson Day 6: Move to High Camp

After a breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, we broke down Low Camp, packed up our our tents and the rest of our gear and moved up to High Camp. We left at 3:45 PM and arrived at 9:35 PM. Along the way we were treated to spectacular views of the Antarctic landscape under ideal weather conditions. […]