Monday, November 02, 2009

Everest Base Camp (2)

Please click here for photos in photo album #2 taken by yours truly (KC) along the EBC trek.

Day01 (6 October 2009) of trekking. It started raining while we were having lunch after two hours of trekking (from Lukla). Yours truly is testing out the new rain gear.

The group is donning rain gear or raincoats. It rains for the first three days of trekking !!

Arriving at a lodge in Phakding. Sharon, Fiona, Siti and Pei Ling were excited to stay in the lodge or tea-house for the first time.

The group is having first dinner together in a lodge (in Phakding, 2610m)

Day02 (7 October 2009) starting the journey from Phakding. The plan is to arrive at Namche Bazar (3,440m).

Scenic landscape -- Pei Ling, Fiona, Jayne and Sharon

Picturesque perfect

A shanty perched picturesquely along the EBC trek

Arriving at Namche Bazar, a well established small town along the trek to EBC

Shining and sparkling clean dining area

A unique and beautiful flower along the route (up in the hill at Namche Bazar).

Day03 (8 October) -- Up at the plain (after the hill of Namche Bazar)

On the way to Khumjung -- Rocky Dan, Jayne, Fiona, SC Yong and Sharon

The group arriving at Khumjung -- a tranquil place with all houses in green roofing. (L-R): Jayne, Yee Choi, WongFK, Alexis, Rocky Dan, Fiona, SC Yong, Sharon and yours truly (KC).

There is a school where children and teenagers attend education, and you don't see people in this small town.

Day04 (9 October) morning at Tengboche (3,860m). Yours truly standing beside the room which is only 2 feet to a ravine. In the previous evening, it was very cold and we do not have enough rooms for the group. So this type of shelter which is at the back of this lodge is considered excellent. However, at night when I came out to pee, the view was just stunning: the sky become clear (after three days of rain and bad weather). In the dark, I could see the white ice-capped mountain. In the morning, I used the cold water store in the metal container (just next to me in the photo) to refresh. There are ice in the water!

Welcoming good weather at Tengboche: The group is thrilled to see the blue sky after trekking for three days in rain
A cold morning with a group photo before we proceed to next location -- Dingboche (4,410m)
The journey continues ... stay tuned.
Posted by KC

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