Tag: Everest Base Camp Trek

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 […]

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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 […]

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 W…

Everest Base Camp Trek: Dharmavariants Return to Namche

Friends, family and loved ones, The Variants had our longest trekking day so far today — from Dingboche to Namche. On our descent, we made our way past yak trains en route to Basecamp, trekkers headed uphill and porters carrying huge loads of plywood and other construction materials up to the higher villages. A definite […]

Everest Base Camp Trek: Dharmavariants Descend to Dingboche

Friends, family & loved ones, The Team left Lobuche this morning in the clouds with a thin layer of last night’s snow remaining on the ground. We moved well down the trail through Thukla and as we crossed the low alpine “bench” above Pheriche, the clouds began to lift. A mere 3 hours after we […]

Everest Base Camp Trek: Dharmavariants Climb Kala Pattar

Friends, family & loved ones, We could Not have had better weather today for our climb of Kala Pattar. Blue sky, warm temps, almost no wind and perfect visibility. From the plume coming off the summit of Everest to a great view of the Khumbu icefall and Everest Basecamp, we enjoyed it all. It didn’t […]

Everest Base Camp Trek: Dharmavariants Photos from 4/7

Deers here have fangs instead of horns

Team with misty mountains

Everest is over there

Everest Base Camp Trek: Dharmavariants in Lobuche

Friends, family & loved ones, Another bluebird day! The Team left Thukla this morning at our usual time- 8 am – and hiked up the big hill to a special place, dotted with memorials to fallen climbers. After a break there, we continued to Lobuche, where we arrived in time for lunch. A number of […]

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