It is a trip that tens of thousands choose to challenge themselves with every calendar year, a test of willpower and fitness; a trip up Mount Everest. The experience is one which won't soon be forgotten!
The Everest base camp trek proved to be all so and I expected much more from the Island Peak Climbing (https://www.highcampadventure.com/blog/island-peak-climbing). Whenever we left the interesting city of Kathmandu to visit Lukla, I understood this walk was likely to be among the most difficult, yet ultimately rewarding of my life. Among the features of this path for me - besides the splendor of the place - was the opportunity.
We'd be staying in quaint little teahouses, which have been basic, but comfy. Those that are slightly more experienced in regards to trekking holidays will tell you that immersing yourself is a massive aspect of adventure vacations that are appropriate. It is also a great way to meet folks from all around the 22, if you wind up travelling with a team.
The first ascent of this tour saw us scale the Namche Hill, which proved to be a walk, although the guides appeared to get up there very quickly. Acclimatising to the elevation is also something which makes it even more important you've built up a certain level of fitness and needs to be considered. Preventing chocolate bars and spending a little more time at the gym finally pays dividends, as the fittest climbers from the group can scale the 5,545-metre Kalar Patar. The views from the summit are incredible and make all of that hard work.
This is the undoubted highlight of the trip and the next four days were spent retracing our steps back to Lukla, which is, unsurprisingly, far more easy going. When we return to Kathmandu I was sad my Nepalese experience had come to a conclusion, but flicking through the awesome snaps on my camera brought it all back, I knew this would be an experience I would never forget; the folks I had met and the places I had seen really did make this the holiday of a lifetime.