Everest Base Camp Day 16


This was the final day of trekking. A pleasant walk through the valleys back up to Lukla.


Different views to higher up, but still incredibly beautiful. Also nice to be tramping again in shorts and one layer – not in below freezing conditions.


Again many more crops grown down here.


But still the odd snow covered peak.


The final valley.


The final ascent. I estimate we claimed a total in excess of seven vertical kilometres over the trek.


Great to have colour back in the bush.


And after 16 days we are back at Lukla, where we started.


The English in the local bars can be amusing. See the above “tit bites” instead of tidbits!



And not sure Coca-Cola appreciates that spelling! I wonder how many people tried to order a cock before they changed it 🙂


We then had the final farewell dinner with the five of us, and the porters and guides. I couldn’t resist ordering a Yak Steak. Yes they’re cute adorable animals – but they also taste quite good.



And then we drank. To paraphrase, what happens in the tea house says in the tea house, but it was a lot of fun. The fact we had to be up at 5.00 am for an early flight did not deter us. A great 16 days trekking, with views you really won’t get anywhere else in the world.