9 Days Trekking the EBC

Della: ‘And so we are back! 9 days trekking along the Everest Base Camp trail, Lukla to Dingboche. Our final climb above Dingboche was as high aa Everest Base Camp, but I never wanted to experience the cold and privation of the last 2 days of the trail, so we were happy to call Dingboche our goal. And it was beyond amazing: I never expected it to be the journey of a lifetime, but it was… The soaring beauty? The time, whilst walking, to contemplate my life…? I only know that I felt more energy and happiness than one small, imperfect heart can hold, and each day that heart swelled further with gratitude for all the people whose loving support put me there: my husband and lifelong guide, my family support-crew back home who kept our home base running amidst their already busy lives, my friends who cheer me from these Facebook pages daily, and my outstanding cardiologist who saved me just moments from death exactly a year ago and then solved (though not quite “cured”) my heart problem. So many people – giving so much: No wonder my heart soared. The cynic that usually inhabits my soul might suggest that all this emotion was a side-effect of the steroids that I was prescribed to help prevent altitude sickness.. Who knows?! Nepal was certainly a fitting place for such a spiritual experience, whatever the trigger, and my gratitude will be a golden nugget that I treasure for the rest of my life.

I will bore you all further with some more pics over the next few days, but feel free to flick on past if holiday snaps are not your thing!’

Lukla-Chheplung:

  Everest View Namche:

Pangboche to Dingboche:

Nagarzhang Peak Dingboche:

For more about the EBC See:

https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2019/12/14/ultralight-hiker-ebc-videos/

https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2019/12/01/ebc-gear-list/

https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2019/11/20/ebc-4-5-and-so-onwards-and-upwards/

https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2019/11/19/dos-and-donts-on-the-ebc-and-elsewhere/

https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2019/11/18/ebc-3-and-onward-to-xanadu/

https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2019/11/17/preventing-batteries-from-going-flat-at-high-altitudes/

https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2019/11/17/everest-days-1-2-lukla-to-namche-bazar/

https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2019/11/16/ebc-starting-out-kathmandu-to-lukla/

https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2019/11/15/9-days-trekking-the-ebc/

From my previous trip, see:

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/to-the-roof-of-the-world/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/i-followed-my-footsteps/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/i-saw-below-me-that-golden-valley/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/thatendlessskyway/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/the-diamond-desert-everest-base-camp-trek-8/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/everest-base-camp-three-passes-trek/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/cold-weather-face-masks/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/my-life-was-wide-and-wild-and-who-can-know-my-heart/

https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2016/12/26/the-diamond-desert-everest-base-camp-trek-8/

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