April 12, 2017
It sounds easy: Wake-up tea every morning, yaks carrying your bags, kind Sherpas showing you the way, tea houses with hot showers to wash the dust off every day.
Yet even with all that support, the challenge is real. This place remains untamed. It's such a beautiful yet harsh landscape. Dry, rocky, dusty. Blazing sun, cold nights.
Everest Base Camp Guide Shy Rohani reflects on the journey.[+] READ MORE
April 5, 2017
Today, the Everest Summit Team is on a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. They're hiking around the local area and sightseeing while getting used to exercising at altitude. Next, the team faces an uphill climb - literally - losing and then regaining approximately 1,400 feet of altitude as they descend to the river valley then rise to Tengboche at 12,678ft/3,867m.[+] READ MORE