A Journey to Mount Everest Base Camp

Trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp was a dream come true for Dave and I. We’ve obsessed with everything Everest since reading Into Thin Air. We then read every book, and watched every documentary that we could on expeditions to the summit of the world’s highest mountain. For a decade we talked about how “one day we’d like to see Everest.” We never thought we’d have the opportunity to see it with our own eyes.  But we did. And now we want to share our journey to Mount Everest base camp in photos.

Be Transported to Mount Everest Base Camp 

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Mount Everest Looms in the background

But, when we first started ThePlanetD, we booked a flight to India in 2009. We didn’t know where that path would take us, but we were in the right part of the world and who knows, maybe our journey would take us to Nepal? Well, four months into our trip, we sold our first ad on the travel blog and had some cash to fly to Nepal where we booked our own expedition to Mount Everest Base Camp. It was everything we ever dreamed it could be and here are some long lost photos that Dave recently found on his hard drive.

Your Mount Everest base camp trek starts by flying to Lukla

Your Mount Everest base camp trek starts by flying to Lukla

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The views start right out of the gate.

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The Himalayas open up in front of you early on.

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Heavy loads for the Porters in the Everest Region

Heavy loads for the Porters in the Everest Region

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Porters carry heavy loads up and down to Mount Everest Base camp

Porters carry heavy loads up and down to Mount Everest Base camp

Check out our excitement when we first started the trek: EBC The Arrival

You pass endless Yak Trains carrying gear to Everest Base Camp

You pass endless Yak Trains carrying gear to Base Camp

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Rivers cut through the valley floor on the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

Rivers cut through the valley floor on the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

 

Everything is carried up to the towns in the Everest Region.

Everything is carried up to the towns in the Everest Region.

See our excitement on Day 1 – The Arrival

Looking over the major town of Namche Bazaar in the Everest Region.

Looking over the major town of Namche Bazaar in the Everest Region.

 

Our first glimpse at Mount everest

Our first glimpse at Mount everest

Check out our excitement at our Arrival to Lukla

The Tengboche Monastery.

The Tengboche Monastery.

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Monks pray at the Tengboche Monastery in the Everest Region.

Monks pray at the Tengboche Monastery in the Everest Region.

  See our Packing List for Everest Base Camp

Ama Dablam looms in the distance

Ama Dablam looms in the distance

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Leaving Tengboche the mountains unfold in front of you Everest.

Leaving Tengboche the mountains unfold in front of you

 

Stupas and prayer flags line the way to Mount Everest Base Camp

Stupas and prayer flags line the way to Mount Everest Base Camp

 

The faces of the hardest working people in the Everest Region.

The faces of the hardest working people in the Everest Region.

Sherpas are the unsung heroes of Everest: See our Sherpa Photostory

Small stone houses of the resident Sherpas of the Everest Region.

Small stone houses of the resident Sherpas of the Everest Region.

 

Snow starts to appear just above Dingboche on our Everest Base Camp Trek

Snow starts to appear just above Dingboche on our Everest Base Camp Trek

 

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Packs just get bigger and bigger.

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Shrines to fallen Sherpas are littered along the route to Mount Everest Base Camp

Shrines to fallen Sherpas are littered along the route to Mount Everest Base Camp

 

Walking along rivers on the way to Mount Everest Base Camp

Walking along rivers on the way to Mount Everest Base Camp

 

The Altitude starts to take its toll the closer we get to Everest Base Camp

The Altitude starts to take its toll the closer we get to Everest Base Camp

 

The landscape changes the closer you get to Everest Base Camp

The landscape changes the closer you get to Everest Base Camp

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Sherpas of mount everest

But the loads don’t get any lighter if you get higher.

 

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Every day is like walking in a postcard.

 

A Sunny day on the way to Mount Everest Base Camp

A Sunny day on the way to Mount Everest Base Camp

 

Approaching the Khumbu Ice Fall in the Everest Region

Approaching the Khumbu Ice Fall in the Everest Region

 

Expedition tents start to arrive at Gorak Shep near Mount Everest Base Camp

Expedition tents start to arrive at Gorak Shep near Mount Everest Base Camp

 

Hiking gets a little harder as we approach Everest Base Camp.

Hiking gets a little harder as we approach Everest Base Camp.

 

Looking back across the Khumbu Ice Fall.

Looking back across the Khumbu Ice Fall.

 

Mount Everest Base Camp

Almost there..

 

We made it to Mount Everest Base Camp.

We made it to Mount Everest Base Camp.

 For more information on trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp, visit our friend Deep at Simrik Real Nepal Trekking 

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