About the trek

This is going to be a trip of a lifetime for me. I've not been very adventurous in the past and love my home comforts but I've reached a point in my life when I want to push myself outside my comfort zone.

The trek leader, Sue Harper Todd, who is the 5th British woman to have climbed Everest, says autumn is a beautiful time to visit Everest Base Camp - the colours are stunning and the air is clean and crisp.

We arrive in Kathmandu on 5th October and return just over 2 weeks later to the UK on the 20th. From Kathmandu (1330m) we fly to Lukla (2840m) from where we start to walk. We'll be exploring the remote areas of the Khumbu Valley, staying in mountain lodges and getting to know the local people and their culture. There are a number of rest days built into the schedule to allow us to acclimatise to the altitude. Some of the highlights for me will be -

Everest Summit
  • stunning views of mount Everest - the highest mountain in the world, known as Goddess Mother Earth by the local Sherpa community
  • the breathtaking scenery of the Nepalese Himalaya
  • visiting Namche Bazaar, which is known as the Sherpa capital because it is the largest village in the Khumba with shops and local markets
  • learning about Sherpa culture
  • climbing Kala Pattar (5550m), where we will have the most amazing views of the summit of Everest
  • spending a day at the Everest Base Camp.
We'll be lucky enough to have porters to carry our kit bags. This means we'll only have a light rucksack to carry ourselves with all the things we might need for the day's walking - extra clothing, water, suncream, snacks, camera and binoculars.
Kathmandu Market

Bridge Crossing
Approaching Base Camp
During the trek I will be posting on this blog as often as I can so you can follow my adventure from start to finish.