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Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, Day 13: Gorak Shep – Pangboche

Shivering from the cold, we have breakfast at the lodge of Gorak Shep. While we are preparing for the great descent, we notice that one of the employees of the lodge slept on one of the wooden benches last night. He didn’t have anything more than a thin blanket to keep warm. As much luxury …

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Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, Day 10: Dragnag – Dzongla

The morning starts well. Wim brushes his teeth with eye ointment. That’s what you get when your husband starts messing around in your toilet bag. The decor in which we are brushing our teeth, however, is beautiful. A unique experience in itself. But it will probably get even more unique today. After all, we have …

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Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, Day 4: Namche Bazar – Phortse Tenga

Good news. The diarrhea is a lot better. But unfortunately there is also bad news. My lungs have also received a considerable setback. I have a terrible sore throat and the coughing gives me stabbing pains in my lungs. Apparently this is a typical condition at this altitude. It is caused by a combination of …

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Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, Day 3: Acclimatization at Namche Bazar

We get out of bed at 7 am and order ourselves a simple breakfast at the lodge. The weather isn’t looking very promising. Dense fog is stuck to the mountain tops. For our acclimatization tour that is programmed for today, we intend to climb slowly to almost 4000 meters above sea level and then descend …

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