Two Aussies Charles Scane and Jan Scane along with a British citizen Elizabeth Victoria Pegram, American Mary Suanna Kaufmann and Filipino gentleman Jay Lapasaran trekked to Everest Base Camp with Explore Himalaya. Their trekking guide Mer Man Tamang was once again ready for the trek with the group. The multinational group enjoyed three free days in Kathmandu before they boarded on the plane to Lukla on October 6.
A view of Lhakpa Ri.
Onwards from Lukla they had the ascending climb towards Everest Base Camp. They had the rest day at Namche 3450m on October 8 and the next rest day was organized at Periche 4252m on October 11. On twelfth they were at Lobuche 4930; a halfway to Everest peak from the sea level. The eagerness in the group members was increasing every moment as they were climbing higher towards Gorakshep 5184m on October 13.
Aview from EBC.
Early morning on October 14, the group quickly made to the Everest Base Camp 5357m. The same day they began the descending way towards Lukla Airport via Gorakshep, Pangboche and Namche. On 17th October, they were back at Lukla. The next day they flew to Kathmandu to board their planes back home on October 19.
Earth is a paradise and Everest the highest of all.
Our itinerary was as we wanted it though there were strike at the beginning. The service of the supporting staff was good.
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.