Cybercasts

Everest Base Camp Trek: Dharmavariants Celebrate Nepali New Year in Kathmandu

Friends, family & loved ones,

The whole team returned back to sweltering Kathmandu just in time for the Nepali New Year. Tonight is New Years Eve in Nepal (tomorrow will begin the Nepali year 2079) and we’ve decided to celebrate with a pizza party in the garden. Just the thing we are craving after a couple of weeks of momos and dal bhat.

Tomorrow night and the next day, most of the team will begin to fly back home to you. We have one more day here to explore the city and give ourselves a well-earned rest after the trek.

This will be our final Cybercast for the Spring 2022 Everest Basecamp Trek. Thanks for following along with us!

Carole & Vern Tejas

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Everest Base Camp Trek: Dharmavariants Arrive in Lukla

Friends, family & loved ones,

This morning, we packed up our bags, headed down Namche Hill and crossed the double-decker suspension bridge en route to Lukla. We re-traced our steps of almost two weeks ago but with fresh eyes and a whole new perspective.

We walked at a reasonable pace, but made it here in record time and we had most of the afternoon free to relax and shop. And shop some more.

This evening, we will bid farewell to some of our incredible Sherpa staff, who will return to their homes up valley tomorrow morning. We could not have done this trek without their help.

We’re all hoping for good weather for our flight to Kathmandu tomorrow.

Thanks for following!

Carole & Vern Tejas

Everest Base Camp Trek: Dharmavariants – Special Midday Post!

Friends, family & loved ones,

We are really enjoying our descent from Namche today- light trail traffic and blooming rhododendrons. We wanted to make sure that Wyatt knows that Papa Stewart is wishing you a very happy birthday. Happy 8th birthday Wyatt!

More later from Lukla!

Superb logistics. Very Professional. Food and all cooking, water, juice, table setting – luxury standard. Entire experience 5 stars pus one. My guide was patient, strong, knowledgeable, and performed an incredibly difficult job with energy good grace and panache.

A similar view on our approach to base camp.
Touring the Swayambunath Temple, also known as the Monkey Temple, in Kathmandu.
Looking down into the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath.
Sadhus or holy men of the Pashupatinath temple.
A view down the impressive landing strip in Lukla.
Trekking through villages below the town of Namche.
Approaching the summit.
A view into the Khumbu valleyÁs largest village, Namche Bazaar.
Memorial cairns for Sherpa climbers, who have passed away.
A group inside the childhood home of Lakpa Rita, in the village of Thame.
Standing in the courtyard of the 300+ year old Thame Monastery.
Along the trail one continuously sees these ever-present mani stones or prayer stones.
The entrance to Tengboche monastery.
Evening light in Tengboche.
Young monks during the Mani Rimdu Festival at the Tengboche Monastery.
A thanka painting of the White Tara on a rock wall along the trail.
From the top of Kala Pattar a trekker looks out north towards Tibet with Mt. Everest summit ridge off to the right.
On the way out to Everest base camp with the Khumbu Icefall recognizable in the distance.
A traditional home with slate roof, along the trekking route.
Everest base camp during a spring expedition season.
Views south from the top with Baruntse in the distance on the far left and Ama Dablam on the far right.
The spectacular summit ridge of Island Peak.
View from the summit.
A similar view on our approach to base camp.

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