We’re heading for Everest base camp but only made it to Dingboche
We (Me & Wife) planned our first trek on earth to Everest base camp. But unfortunately, with the lack of information and with our carelessness we were forced to give off without reaching half the way.
Me and My wife planned our trip to our hometown in Barcelona, Spain. We searched on Google; Me and My wife read the manual and itinerary from many trekking agencies. But then, we flew to Kathmandu without any preparation for the plan to make shopping in Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu, we found many shops, we did some shopping. Trekking shoes, down jackets, inner thermal, waterproofs, trekking suits, sleeping bag, thermal water bottle, sunglasses, warm woolen caps, shocks, etc. Prices were totally fair and reasonable. Our guide helped us to shop our things.
On our first day, we flew to the world most dangerous airport Lukla, the gateway to Everest base camp. We were with a guide but no porter and were supposed to complete our trek within 14 days. Our bag-pack was not so heavy; we could deal with it ourselves. Our guide was so helpful, experienced, friendly and active.
My wife and me were the office workers in our town; we worked for the bank in our town. We didn’t have much fitness and though, My wife and me didn’t prepare for exercising before coming here. It was hard to walk for us, me and my wife, following the first day from Lukla to phakding. Next day, it was even harder for us to walk to Namche. But we made it slowly. The next day to Tengboche, it was the much harder path to Tengboche. It was hard uphill climbing’s. We walked on the pace of a tortoise, but still, our guide calmly took us to Tengboche. Now, we were feeling pain in our legs and back. We slept soon we got our room keys. Our guide came to invite for dinner, we woke up and we were feeling pain and a little dizzy or confused. We shared it with our guide and the dizziness was due to altitude.
Next day, after breakfast we headed towards Dingboche. It was not much hard walking but our body tiredness was still the obstacle. We reach Dingboche at noon and we sat for coffee. After an hour, we felt so dizzy and sleepy. My wife did vomit. The guide saw this and said it’s not normal to go up in this condition. We may get more serious. We were so tired and altitude has already attacked us. So, the guide suggested us to go back to Kathmandu on the helicopter. We did the same.
After reaching Kathmandu and doing checkup in tourist hospital, we were feeling relaxed. On the supposition, we did the tour to Pokhara and Chitwan. These beautiful cities made our trip to Nepal worth-full at the end.
Everest trekking is not hard, we lack the preparation, so it was hard for us. So be careful fitness. I will be coming back next year with all the preparations.
Bohara, B. (31 Aug 2018). We’re heading for Everest base camp but only made it to Dingboche. Master Himalaya. Kathmandu, Nepal: visit2nepal2020.