My trip to Mount Everest, Nepal in 2010 – part 9
Today was the day we trek to the Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft).
I was very excited to be on the last leg to the EBC after over a week on the road now.
My luggage Yak was carrying my peanuts and Pringles supplies.
The path to the EBC was well trodden with the many tourists whom came here.
It was very cold and the air was thin, I had to walk very slowly because of the thin air.
Contouring along the valley side, the trail leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague, weaving between mounds of rubble.
All around us was frozen ice.
The trek was slow.
Eventually Everest came into view.
I asked my Sherpa guide to take a photo of me against Everest.
We began to see the Khumbu Icefall.
As we got closer we saw the tents that made up EBC.
After about 3 hours we will eventually reach base camp near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall.
I was almost at EBC after ten days on the go. Find out tomorrow in the last installment of my travel blog on how I became the FIRST cuddly toy to conquer Everest and set a record for cuddly toys achievement.
To be continued….