Trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp was a dream come true for Dave and I. We had been obsessed with everything Everest in the past reading every book, and watching 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, 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.
Be Transported to Mount Everest Base Camp
Mount Everest Looms in the background
Your Mount Everest base camp trek starts by flying to Lukla
The views start right out of the gate.
The Himalayas open up in front of you early on.
Heavy loads for the Porters in the Everest Region
Porters carry heavy loads up and down to Mount Everest Base camp
You pass endless Yak Trains carrying gear to Base Camp
See: Tips for trekking to Everest Base Camp
Rivers cut through the valley floor on the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek
Everything is carried up to the towns in the Everest Region.
Looking over the major town of Namche Bazaar in the Everest Region.
Our first glimpse at Mount everest
The Tengboche Monastery.
Monks pray at the Tengboche Monastery in the Everest Region.
See our Packing List for Everest Base Camp
Ama Dablam looms in the distance
Leaving Tengboche the mountains unfold in front of you
Stupas and prayer flags line the way to Mount Everest Base Camp
The faces of the hardest working people in 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
Packs just get bigger and bigger.
Check out our Everest Flight from Lukla: One Adventurous Ride
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
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
See our Daily Breakdown of Everest from Start to Finish at Treks of the World
But the loads don’t get any lighter if you get higher.
Every day is like walking in a postcard.
A Sunny day on the way to Mount Everest Base Camp
Approaching the Khumbu Ice Fall in the Everest Region
Expedition tents start to arrive at Gorak Shep near Mount Everest Base Camp
Hiking gets a little harder as we approach Everest Base Camp.
Looking back across the Khumbu Ice Fall.
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