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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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April 19, 2012

A Trekker's Reflections from Everest Base Camp

Karen, one of our first trekkers of the season, had a great time on her trek to Everest Base Camp! Hear her reflections about her experience. 

"Trekking from Lukla to Mount Everest Base Camp is an experience that is beyond common expression. Lush valleys and high mountains engulf you as you strain to take it all in. Little children seem eager to see you even though you know they have seen many trekkers on the trail.  I could not believe the loads porters on the trails carried, nor the seeming ease with which they navigated a sometimes difficult path. Always prepared to greet you and never annoyed when you stopped to look at the surrounding beauty. We were far from the ordered chaos of Kathmandu and I was quite surprised by the abundant numbers and species of birds there were to see right on up through Base Camp itself!"

From Karen Whelan

Karen celebrating at Base Camp