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  • Day142

    Tailwind trails

    December 3, 2016 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    The morning was crazy windy, but as it was a tailwind, we did not complain and made our way south

    Today was definitely one of the most scenic days! We took a less-travelled route going west, leading along a cliff with spectacular views and with a few mountain goats, joining us on the trail :) We got to Phortse in the early afternoon and since it was a beautiful sunny day, I finally got to do all my laundry. And had great chats with the teahouse owners who became so wealthy since the tourists started coming to their region, they sent all their 4 kids to college in the US. Interesting stories: these people live 2-3 days walking from the next airport and 5-6 days from the next bus stop. What a life!Read more

  • Day10

    Quest For Everest - Day 5

    December 13, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    After our 8am breakfast we left Namche Bazar and headed to Phortse (3810m) an elevation of 420 metres.

    It was a long hard 7 hours, the first half was generally quite flat with an incline at the end. The second half was all the way down to the river so that meant we had to go all the way back up, again we did baby steps, the only way to achieve the goal.

    Checked into our lodge and from now there are only outside hole toilets and electricity is powered by solar do goodbye Facebook for a good week. Electricity is also charged at 500rs (5$) for one hour so I’ve already charged by battery pack, if it runs out then so be it.

    Trust me to pick this day to get the squits!!

    We’ve all been tested for oxygen levels tonight, everyone’s ok and mine was 85%, these tiny lungs are working well :)
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