Destination of roof of the World | EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK is one of the best trekking routes of the world, ensuring lots of adventure and exploring rich destinations of Nepal. Trekking on the land of Himalayas this trek offers you to explore the beautiful land of Sherpa i.e. Everest region of Nepal. After dealing with historical and cultural places of capital city Kathmandu along with your trek you will reach to an amazing Namchebazar which you take you on cloud nine with its beauty. It is a Sherpa kingdom where you can enjoy and learn the lifestyle and culture of them. Here is a Sherpa museum from where you van study about origin, history and achievements of Sherpa’s. Shopping is the best thing you can do here as lots of Chinese products are available long with that trekkers can enjoy and enthusiast themself at bars and cafe. Luxurious star hotels will facilitate your flooding and accommodation. Perplexing Monasteries of Everest region are another center of attraction for trekkers like Shaky, Shalu, Rongbuk and other small monasteries.

Among them Thengboche is the oldest and largest Tibetan monastery surrounded by ancient Mani walls and colorful prayer flags symbolizing peace.From Chhuking valley you can observe panoramic Peak 38, Chhukung Ri and Amadablam. Khumbu lacier of here with spectacular icefall will make your trip memorable. After reaching at Kala Pathhar,one of the best viewpoint for Everest offers close up view of sparkling peaks. On the way to EVEREST BASE CAMP ‘Thukla Pass’ is one of the stunning passes designed with monuments of famous climbers offers the enchanting views of Kala Pathhar, Lobuche East and other paniramic mountain landscape which you give you feeling of Paradise on Earth. Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri are other point from where one can view picturesque close up views of Grandest peaks like EVEREST, KANCHANJUNGA, LHOTSE,NUPTSE, MAKALU and CHO OYU. Your trip will be worth enough after visiting Sagarmatha National Park rich with endangered flora and fauna.And finally you will reach to your destination EVEREST BASE CAMP.

Enjoying warm hospitality of Sherpa, exploring rich bio diversity at Sagarmatha National Park, Buddhist monasteries and overlooking breathtaking Mountain peaks will complete your trekking and will change your dream into reality.

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Experiencing Everest Base Camp Trek

I had only heard about beauty of mountainous country Nepal where the highest Mt. EVEREST (8848)  lies. But after having a wonderful journey on EVEREST BASE CAMP I got a chance to explore the real Nepal and come to know that Nepal actually is a real paradise. I am so satisfied with my decision to visit Nepal; it’s worthy enough. I am glad to share my experience and information that I have gathered throughout my EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK .

I was on cloud nine with a warm hospitality of Nepalese people which I experienced after landing Nepal. Eventually I learnt saying NAMASTE which means Hello in Nepali style. I explored a beautiful capital city KATHMANDU well known for its historical durbars and famous temples. After visiting various durbars I came to know about the unique styles and have a royal story behind them.

Finally our trekking begun from Lukla to Phakding during that I saw a green hills and mountains which I can’t forget easily. The blissful natural beauty was breathtaking. Then we reached to Namchebazar where you can experience peaceful environment and picture perfect views. Here we explored Sherpa museum from where I learnt a lot about origin of Sherpa actually from Tibet, their culture and follow Buddhism.

The most unforgettable things about this trek was beautiful monasteries, mountains, Sherpas and their warm hospitality for which I am very grateful. Here you can see a large number of small and large monasteries with an essence of Lord Buddha and Monks living a simple life. I had visited Shalu monastery, Shakya, Robgbuk monastery, Tyangboche monastery and many other small monasteries. Among them Tyangoche is the biggest monastery. Guess no one can ignore these wonderful monasteries because it’s really really amazing.

Not only monasteries but the center of attraction is panoramic views of diamond like mountain peaks. I feel like I have been in seventh heaven when I watched those glittery mountains. You can experience magnificent views of snowy peaks like LHOTSE, MAKALU, CHO OYU and of course the highest Mt. EVEREST (8848).  After this trek you cannot deny that Nepal is a mountainous country that can engulf anyone in its beauty.

During this on EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK I vested Sagarmatha National Park with natural wildlife vegetation, flora fauna and lushy green forest.I was stunned when I reached on the viewpoint of Kala Pathar as it was so amazing. I enjoyed a lot and collect lots of memories for a life time. I request you all should visit Nepal once .If you have any queries related to EVEREST BASE CAMP then you can simply comment .Best of luck for your journey to Nepal with Everest Base Camp.

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A Beginners Guide to Hiking: Lessons Learnt by a First Time Trekker Traversing the Himalayas

(Trekker of Third Eye Adventure)

Expertise in anything is gained slowly; eked out from years of practice and experience before one achieves eventual mastery of a chosen discipline. Dedication to the perfection of a craft affords one a degree of authority, the ability to bestow knowledge on others based on lessons learned over the years.

The information contained here does not come from this type of authority. I am no expert at hiking. In fact, hoisting my flabby haunches from the couch to grab some food from the fridge was what I previously considered a workout. This guide instead comes from jumping headfirst into an endeavour far beyond my physical limits and capabilities, and surviving to reflect on what I could have done to make things easier. This advice comes from lessons learnt the hard way, the painful way, and is offered so that you don’t need to repeat the same mistakes I did when your start to hike.

There is something magical about waking up and experiencing a sunrise in the great outdoors, far from the maddening crowds and suburban sprawl of cities, mountains and valleys stretching out as far as the eye can see. And whilst taking on the mountainous peaks of Nepal may not be an ideal introduction to trekking for everyone, there are some fundamental rules to follow to ensure you make it to the end of your trek safe and comfortable no matter what type of trek you’re embarking on.

Consider Trekking With a Friend

Whilst taking off on your own whenever you feel like is one of the joys of trekking, there is also an argument in favour of trekking with company. Travelling with a friend or a group motivates you during the more difficult moments, provides someone to chat to whilst you’re out on the trail and means you have assistance if something goes wrong. If you do prefer to take on the elements solo, make sure to tell someone where you are going and advise them when you reach your destination. The missing posters on the side of the Annapurna trail are a sombre reminder that things can go terribly wrong when people take to the mountains on their own.

Pack Smart

When you’re already hauling your own bodyweight as well as water, snacks and other equipment up a mountain, it makes sense to not be carrying a whole lot of unnecessary gear. Excess weight is your enemy, so be ruthless. Ask yourself if you really want that extra t-shirt or a fourth pair of socks. You’d be surprised at how little you really need for a multi-day hike.

Packing light doesn’t mean you should skimp on essentials, however. There are many areas where the temperature can plummet once the sun goes down, so make sure you have adequate protection from the elements. Each circumstance is different, but a night spent shivering in an uninsulated cabin was enough to convince me that a sleeping bag was in fact a worthwhile addition to my pack.

Don’t Skimp on Your Footwear

As with most things in life, you get what you pay for, and outdoor gear is no different. Make sure you invest some time into getting yourself some decent hiking boots or shoes. Throughout my trek there were days where we were walking for nine hours straight, and whilst there is always going to be a degree of discomfort when you’re on the trail for extended periods, a sockful of blisters is never fun.

It’s also important to make sure you wear in your footwear before taking on any significant treks by allowing your feet the time to adjust to the boots. This not only moulds the shoe to your feet to prevent rubbing and discomfort, but also conditions the foot for walking.

Know Your Limits

If you’re looking to tackle a significant hike, it’s important to prime the body. The conditioning I engaged in for my three week hike took the form of smoking ridiculous amounts of cigarettes and drinking liberally during the previous month across Asia. It’s fair to say that this did not do me any favours.

It’s not necessary to train like a professional athlete to start hiking, but it is important to have a frank assessment of your level of physical fitness. If you’re new to trekking and out of shape, tackling a huge peak in unmapped wilderness is a pretty foolish idea. Start slow and build your level of fitness, and before you know it you’ll be able to take on even the most significant hikes.

Stretch Up

It’s important to stretch muscles prior to engaging in any physical activity to prevent soreness and avoid injury. Both before and after a hike, try out some leg swings as well as calf, hamstring and quad stretches. Pre-exercise not only warms up the muscles, but also increases circulation, heart rate, flexibility and performance.

Pack a Snack

Prolonged periods of exercise burn a lot of calories and dehydrate the body. You should make sure you’ve got enough water (experts suggest 1 litre of water per hour) with you on the trail as well as something to help replenish some of the energy you’re burning. Fruit, nuts and trail mix are great ways to refuel whilst you’re trekking, and provide long lasting energy. It’s also a good idea to bring some salty snacks as you can lose a significant amount of salt through sweating. When both of my legs cramped up at the same time, it was the salty goodness of a packet of chips that got me back to my feet and through the day.

Protect Your Joints

When I was told that the only thing harder than going uphill was heading downhill, I scoffed. Days of trekking uphill had pulverized my legs and a leisurely downhill jaunt seemed the perfect way to take some of the pressure off my calves and quads. Turns out ‘they’ were right. Heading downhill puts enormous pressure on your knees and ankles, so it’s important to make it as easy as possible on those joints. Try taking small steps to minimize the impact and consider the use of a knee brace and a trekking pole. These can help alleviate some of the pressure placed on the knees whilst hiking down the trail and avoid stiffness, soreness and potentially more long term damage.

Carry a First Aid Kit

Any accident victim across the world will tell you that things go wrong — and whilst you may not be able to prevent every accident, you should at least be equipped to deal with situations as they arise. A properly equipped medical kit and knowledge of how to use its components is a critical step in staying safe on the trail. One of our group across the trek had a nasty fall that required extensive strapping of his ankle. Without strapping tape and bandages, it’s likely he wouldn’t have been able to continue the journey.

                                                                       Author By:- Luke James (Trekker of Third Eye Adventure)

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How you can help Nepal

Nepal Earthquake

Our thoughts go out to all that are affected by this terrible tragedy. We are deeply saddened by the devastation left in the wake of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal. We here at Third Eye Adventure have been extremely lucky to have our friends and family all accounted for and safe.

Relief efforts have begun for those affected by the quake that has killed at least 2,000 people across the Himalayan region and injured more than 5,000 people in Nepal. It also has destroyed historic parts of the country’s capital of Kathmandu and caused avalanches on Mount Everest. Shelters have been set up, and with help from international teams, rescuers continue to search for survivors.

Actions speak louder than words, If you want to help the beautiful people of Nepal, please consider giving to one of the many charities that are helping with the recovery effort.  Every dollar counts and will go towards supporting and rebuilding one of the poorest countries in the world.

 

I have personally setup a fundraiser to help out my good friend Ganesh and his family in Kathmandu, he is one of the owners of Third Eye Adventure and has lost his home, if you want to directly help some very good people, please click here to help.

 

Otherwise Here’s how you can help with the relief efforts:

Oxfam

Oxfam is a global organisation that works to fight poverty, hunger, and social injustice. Aid workers from Oxfam are on the ground in Nepal and will be working to get food and water to those in need.

United Nations World Food Programme

The World Food Programme is accepting donations to help get food to Nepal.

Save the Children

The international NGO has established a fund for Nepal to protect the “vulnerable and provide desperately needed relief for families.”

World Vision

The Christian humanitarian organisation works in almost 100 countries around the world and is preparing to meet the basic needs of survivors of the quake, including food, water, and temporary shelter.

Direct Relief

The nonprofit organisation is working to provide medical assistance in coordination with other local and emergency-response partners.

Red Cross

Nepal Red Cross volunteers will be searching for survivors, running blood banks, and providing medical care to the wounded.

Care

The humanitarian organisation is providing critical relief for those affected by earthquakes.

AmeriCares

An emergency response team from the AmeriCares’ office in Mumbai is heading to the region.

The Global Fund for Women 

The Global Fund for Women has grantee programs on the ground in the area that specifically support women and children. Those are the people most vulnerable during such disasters, as shelter and food become scarce.

Australian Himalayan Foundation

With our education team on the ground in Kathmandu, we are working out the most practical, direct assistance we can give to the kids, communities, schools we help and to ensure our projects continue to provide vital help to those most in need.

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