Trek to Everest Base Camp

How to Trek to Everest Base Camp: Your Questions, Answered

Julie Nepal 2 Comments

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is an unforgettable journey. Hike through the mighty Himalayas, visit the monasteries, spin the prayer wheels, and make memories that will last a lifetime. We get a lot of questions about what it takes to plan and then trek to Everest Base Camp. So, I decided to put together a post with our answers to …

Everest Base Camp Trek in 18 Amazing Photos

Julie Nepal 21 Comments

The Everest Base Camp Trek takes those willing to do it through some of the most gorgeous terrain in the world. While trekking, ascending hundreds of meters every day, fighting for oxygen, and dealing with fatigue and the symptoms of early altitude sickness, it was difficult to appreciate the true beauty of the trek. Yes, we were amazed at the snowcapped Himalayas …

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Flying to Lukla, Nepal: What It’s Really Like

Julie Nepal 7 Comments

Google “world’s most dangerous airport” and the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, Nepal, consistently makes it onto the list. The geography of the airport’s location combined with factors such as a very short runway and limited electricity make this airport one of the world’s most dangerous. Add in the fact that several of the airlines that fly in and out of …

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What Traveling Through Asia Has Taught Us

Julie Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam 7 Comments

We have now been traveling through Asia for over five months and still have several more to go. It has been quite the learning experience for our family…new foods, new cultures, lots of history to learn about. Most of it has been a wonderful experience although we have had a few difficulties along the way, just to keep things interesting. …

Do Roosters Crow in the Rain? Our Story from Pokhara, Nepal

Julie Nepal 6 Comments

Pokhara, a small city located about 200 kilometers (124 miles) west of Kathmandu, is a popular tourist destination in Nepal.  This city is located on Phewa Lake at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains and is the beginning of the Annapurna Circuit, another very popular trek in Nepal. Pokhara is known as the adventure capital of Nepal and this is …

This is Kathmandu, Nepal…a Photojourney

Julie Nepal 9 Comments

Kathmandu, Nepal…how best to describe this crazy city?  Chaotic, dirty, loud, but in many ways, beautiful.  If we were ever going to be afflicted with culture shock this would be the place.  The streets are a dirty, potholed mess.  Even though you want to look up at the thousands of signs over your head and in the windows of the …

Trekking to Everest Base Camp with Kids

Julie Nepal 31 Comments

Trekking to Everest Base Camp (EBC), a bucket list item for many travelers, is not just an adventure for twenty or thirty year olds. It is possible to trek to Everest Base Camp with kids, as we proved in October 2014. Tyler and Kara were 10 and 11 years old when we trekked to Everest Base Camp. Kara had turned 10 just three …

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Trekking to Everest Base Camp in 12 Days

Julie Nepal 41 Comments

Trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal was one of the highlights of our trip around the world.  In fact, this trek was so important to us that we planned the entire year around this two week adventure. Trekking to base camp was more challenging than we anticipated, both physically and mentally, but was absolutely worth it. While traveling through …