Two Treks

Two Treks an Over 50s Woman and Her Trainer

The EBC trek. Me the over 50s anxious woman and her husband “The Trainer.”


Shops line Namche Bazaar EBC Trek trail

Walking into Namche Bazaar past shops selling handicrafts and trekking gear.

2013 Trek Coming into Namche – no porter this trek

Two treks. One in a quiet season in 2013 at the end of November to December where we didn’t get all the way to Base Camp. But we were hooked on the beautiful Khumbu region and it felt liked unfinished business. So we tried a second time.

Despite the Nepalese earthquakes in April and May last year, with our flights already paid for we decided to continue with our proposed trek. So in an even quieter season in late September to mid October 2015 we trekked and we this time we made it to Everest Base Camp and climbed Kala Patthar.

And yes, there may be another.trekking Phakding to Monjo Everest Base Camp Trek September 2015

2015 Heading out for Namche Bazaar – with a lighter load we had a porter guide.

TIP: Take a porter and use trekking poles they make a huge difference.

Itinerary 2013 Trek   and 2015 Trek               2013 Trek Posts and 2015 Trek Posts

The first bridge in 2013 and the last bridge in 2015 before Gorak Shep and Base Camp.

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Things to Do the Day After the Big Climb to Namche

Cameo Stories Around Namche Bazaar

Just after leaving our lodge in the middle of Namche we came upon this building which was like a boarding school. At least that is how we interpreted what our porter guide told us. I just love all the little shoes. And everything as neat as a pin.

We walked to the top of the Museum and Visitors Information Centre. My favourite part was the traditional house.

I loved the warm interior, the timber and the metal pots.

Up the top of the hill near the satellite tower the sculpture of Tenzing Norway and the sign underneath …

There was a great view from there but being the end of September we didn’t see it for the clouds which can still be an issue but what a dramatic scene they can make.

I love washing on line shots …

I love, love , love the yaks on the trail. This guy is patiently waiting to be moved on to wherever…

Namche Bazaar is also an opportunity for

  • A sleep in
  • Apple pie
  • Souvenir shopping (on your return)
  • Cafe wifi
  • A huge variety of things in the little general store
  • A place to buy the book you wish you had bought
  • Buying something from a chemist
  • Buying extra trekking gear that you wish you had now that you’re on the trail – gloves, an extra fleece etc
  • Buying a buff (which were hard to find in Kathmandu)
  • A daily film is shown in the afternoon about Everest
  • Trekking above the town to Khumjung or Khunde. More about this in the next post.
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