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
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.
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.
Porters carry heavy loads up and down to Mount Everest Base camp.
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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.
Everything is carried up to the towns in the Everest Region.
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Looking over the major town of Namche Bazaar in the Everest Region.
Our first glimpse of Mount Everest
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The Tengboche Monastery
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Monks pray at the Tengboche Monastery in the Everest Region.
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Ama Dablam looms in the distance.
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Leaving Tengboche, the mountains unfold in front of you.
Stupas and prayer flags line the way to Mount Everest Base Camp.
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Small stone houses of the resident Sherpas of the Everest Region.
The faces of the hardest working people in the Everest Region.
Snow starts to appear just above Dingboche on our Everest Base Camp Trek.
Packs just get bigger and bigger.
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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.
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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.