Everest Base Camp Oct 1-15

May 6, 2014
I'm not much of a writer, but I felt the need to share some pics from my trip to EBC. I've tried writing this up, many times, but there is far too much to say.

My biggest regret is only having a smartphone for photos.

Swayambhunath AKA Monkey Temple

Lukla airport

Prayer stones

Thamserku. I think :\

Bridge before Namche Bazaar

Closer view of said bridge




We missed a snow leopard by about 2 hours :(
Wally Berg took this with his DSLR, my smartphone would have produced a better image :p
Far right is Lhotse, you can barely see Everest peaking out from behind Nuptse mid-left.

Pretty sure that's Nuptse

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Far right is Nuptse, that rocky one in the middle is Everest

Hiking into Base Camp

Everest West Shoulder

Last time we saw the sky for a few days, before Cyclone Storm Hudhud rolled in

Before storm (tent did not survive the storm)

During a short window of the storm where it let off of us

After storm... this area was all rock and ice before

Khumbu Icefall

My chariot has arrived! 67369_1422223431400983_2640559220993493799_n.jpg
Ama Dablam (my favorite mountain)


Feb 12, 2014
Amazing trip!
Some questions:
Where did you fly into?
How did you get to the point where you started hiking? Taxi, bus, shuttle?
What permits did you need? How much do they cost?
And how much gear did you bring?
May 6, 2014
Amazing trip!
Some questions:
Where did you fly into?
How did you get to the point where you started hiking? Taxi, bus, shuttle?
What permits did you need? How much do they cost?
And how much gear did you bring?

I flew into Kathmandu, then from there we flew to Lukla and that's where we started the hike. There are no roads within 60 miles (I think) of Lukla.
I actually won this trip (I'm pretty sure I'm the luckiest guy, ever). So I'm not too sure on the prices. I know some people you can talk with though. If you're wanting to do it with a guide I know it would cost roughly 5k.
We had yaks carry most of our stuff, so I had roughly 50lbs of gear. Lots of warm gear. I'll dig up my gear list and message it to you.


Auribus Teneo Lupum
Dec 27, 2012
Just stumbled on to this post. This trip is on my bucket list. Thanks for the post.
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