Trek to Everest Base Camp

It’s a cold morning… a good time to reminisce over our amazing time in the Himalayas… hot coffee in hand.

We were thrilled last week when Active Adventures released this promotional video.  Oh my goodness!  Please click over and enjoy this minute and a half of our grand journey.  You’ll see our smiling faces.

Active Adventures Video


As the journey slips into the distance, I find myself wanting to come back and re-live it from time to time.  So, really it’s just for me… but I’m bringing it all together here for anyone who wants to take a vicarious trek to Everest.  (And for those who have been there, and those who are planning to go!)

You’ll have to take a long flight if you’re going over from the States!

Long Flight Limerick


We enjoyed a lay-over in Dubai before heading to Kathmandu.

My Tale of Two Cities


The sweetest greeting ever!  I’ll never forget that precious little boy and his welcome to the trail.



We visited such wonderful villages as we trekked.  I loved writing about my view on the morning I woke up in Namche.

Namche Bazaar


Suspension bridges?  Oh yes!  Plenty of them.  They terrified me in the beginning, but eventually I was crossing like a pro.



What was it actually like to hike along every day, climbing higher and higher towards Everest Base Camp?  It was fun to write about our routine.

Day By Day


The scenery, the beautiful people, the yaks, the temples… absolutely gorgeous!  We chose our 50 favorite photos for this post.  Some are mine, the majority are Gary’s.  If you only click on one of these links… this is the one!

A Walk in the Himalayas


The most common questions we get asked are about where we slept at night, and where we ate.

Tea Houses


Watching the sun come up from behind Mt. Everest, sitting at 18,500 feet, bundled up in layers of goose down… this was a special morning!

Kala Patthar Sunrise


Lukla, where the trekking begins and ends.  Getting back there was bittersweet, and I think I re-read this page more than any of the others.

Return to Lukla


And this was my final post about the incredible journey.  These photos just make me smile… the love of my life and me… sharing horizons that were new to us.

Sharing Horizons


3 Responses to “Trek to Everest Base Camp”

  1. Katie says:

    How awesome is this!!

  2. Jim Robinson says:

    I went to my 50th HS reunion in October. One of my classmates went on the Everst ’88 Kangshung Face Expidition 1st Assent and new route on the East Face from Tibet side. He was the photographer. Interesting to talk about. Your trips are really adventures. We got back yesterday from Key West and Bahamas on 7 day cruise. Good to see y’all are doing well. I know hwy 36 very well. Jim and Sherry Robinson

  3. Sandy says:

    Always enjoy hearing from you, Jim & Sherry! So glad to hear you’ve been out on the high seas!

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