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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp: I would take thirty baby steps or so and then pant for a count of 15! That is how I managed to stumble across the Everest Base Camp. I did haul myself all the way up there in the end. Mount Everest itself is not visible from the base camp though we did catch a glimpse of it on the way.

Kiss the sky: Up close with Mount Everest

6 September 2012

The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the best ways for mountain and

adventure enthusiasts to catch an overwhelming glimpse of the world’s

tallest mountain. At 8,848 metres (29,028 feet) above sea level, Mount

Everest – also called Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the

Tibetan Buddhists – lies on the border of Nepal and Tibet (China). The

South Base Camp in Nepal is located at 5,364 metres (17,598 feet). The

trek begins at Lukla, a town at 2,860 metres (9,383 feet), which has a

small airport handling flights from the capital Kathmandu. MRIDULA DWIVEDI recounts her physically demanding albeit memorable trek to the Everest South Base Camp.