Everest Base Camp Day 15

April 24th, 2014 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

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A wonderful late 10 am departure from Namche and this view as we depart.

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The final view of , partly obscured by clouds.

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We spent around an hour descending around 600 metres from Namche. Very pleasant trail in the woods.

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The view of the valley we head back along, once we descend. Very different to the icy peaks, but still very beautiful.

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The view of the river from the high bridge we cross first.

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What happens if a porter is crossing the bridge, and a mule decides to cross the bridge also? A very tight squeeze for the porter! At least it wasn’t a yak!

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Then we have three hours or so of walking alongside the river.

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At the 4th of five bridges, there’s this kid riding a mule. Very cute.

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The vegetables are growing now we’re lower down.

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Another bridge crossing.

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In the final stages, you pass through a lot of villages, where the path is separated from the homes.

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A blossoming tree near the bottom of a small waterfall.

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And finally Phakding, which can be seen in the distance just beyond the 5th bridge.

A fairly easy four hours of trekking. While we passed through this area 13 days ago, you get quite different views when walking through it in the opposite direction.

Tomorrow is the final trek to Lukla, where we stay overnight before flying to Kathmandu.

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9 Responses to “Everest Base Camp Day 15”

  1. Elaycee (4,410 comments) says:

    How’s the health now, DPF – have the headaches gone?

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  2. stephen2d (87 comments) says:

    Bah, I thought you’d be climbing the Mt Everest, not taking the leisurely stroll at the bottom of the hill and coming back. Could have done the same in Methven! :)

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  3. thor42 (971 comments) says:

    Great stuff DPF! I’m sure you’re already looking forward to the takeoff from Lukla……. ;P

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  4. wf (466 comments) says:

    Rhododenron.

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  5. johnwellingtonwells (137 comments) says:

    David – have you caught up with National’s Hunua selection. Dragging a sledge to the South Pole is right up your alley

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  6. Crusader (323 comments) says:

    After a length of time spent in the sterile world of rock and snow I always enjoy coming back to the world of green plants. It’s the smells that are most noticeable.

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  7. secondcumming (93 comments) says:

    Absolutely brrrrrrrrrrrrilliant!!

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  8. stephen2d (87 comments) says:

    Voters have no sense of humour (or maybe it is me) :(

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  9. David Farrar (1,902 comments) says:

    Headaches basically gone – well the altitude sickness ones anyway!

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