The villages of Chule and Katike are respectively one and two days away from the Kathmandu, journeys which take you through mountains, rice paddies, cornfields and a system of labyrinthine paths. I took a small map with me, but there's really no better way to find your path than by asking the locals that you encounter - it's not easy to navigate in Nepal. A great, memorable way to spend the day. Everything around the Kathmandu Valley is peaceful, and the people are relaxed and tremendously welcoming.
It is raining when we wake up, I feel sorry for the women we watched working in the fields yesterday as now the harvest will be delayed. Plus three of our party seem to suffering from a virus infection.
We set off walking beside the river and stop in Shyala for morning tea. I think this was possibly the best lemon honey ginger tea of trek. After leaving the village we cross the Numla Khola and arrive in a high plateau dotted with grazing yaks.
Samagoan is a village of two halves, the lower part is where the Tibetan yak herders live in very basic accommodation and the upper part has the lodges for trekkers and climbers. Samagoan is the gateway to Manaslu. Just occasionally you have the feeling of being in a visitor to a poverty museum. In our globalized society no four year old child should die from diarrhea.
Day 8 is a rest day and on waking I discover I have been a meal for bed bugs. However the sun is shining and the whole village is out loading yaks to take provisions to Manaslu base camp. To help with our acclimatization we spend the morning at the stunning lake at the foot of the Manaslu glacier. Taking selfies, building stone cairns and listening for the crack of falling ice. When we return to the lodge it is sunny enough for lunch on the roof.
After lunch we explore the many gompas and mani walls in the village and watch a brave lady trying to keep the cantankerous yaks out of her cabbage field.
After breakfast one of our party returned to Katmandu by helicopter as he was suffering from a serious infection. Once the helicopter had left we set off up a wide valley once again following the Budhi Gandaki river to Samdo (3875m). We arrived in time for lunch. The lodge was very basic but the potatoes, cheese and Himalayan bread were very tasty.
In the afternoon we climbed up to the lateral moraine of the retreating Sonam glacier. The village is only a days walk from the Tibetan border and Larkya bazar above the village was once a busy trading spot.
Day 10 was another acclimatization day so we climbed up to the pray flags on the slope above the village. We can see down the Budhi Gandaki valley all the way to Himal Chuli. We relax on the sunny hillside surrounded by snowy peaks, listening to the prayer flags whispering into the wind and watching the vultures and eagles riding the thermals below us. We are definitely getting closer to heaven.
“Trekking to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest at 5,357 m. / 15,500 ft high.
Exploring Sherpa traditional villages enriched with Buddhist culture and customs.
Visiting old heritages and interesting monasteries in the backdrop of high peaks,
beautiful alpine rhododendron and pine forests to barren and remorseless ice-fields.
Experiencing panoramic view of high mountains in the comfort of nice scenic lodges and Sherpa hospitality”
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Trek to Everest Base camp is One of the best Trekking packages in the world. It is a memorable trek to Everest Region including Kalapatthar climbing (5545m) an overview of four of the world’s six tallest peaks in the Everest Region (Khumbu Region) including the panoramic views of the Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.
EBC Trek, an alias for Everest Base Camp Trekking, the standard itinerary starts prior to Lukla. Following 45-minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu stands the Tenzing Hilary Airpot. In the same way, the trek continues through Namche Bazaar and enters into the Khumbu Region. Additionally, Everest Base Camp Trekking Nepal gives the wonderful experience of Tibetan culture in high elevation with pleasantly colorful views of rhododendron and fir forests. Furthermore, it also offers massive Himalayas view including the world’s highest peak Mt Everest.
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