• Mount Everest,  Nepal,  Uncategorized

    EBC Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    When I woke up the next day, I no longer was feeling the headache that ruined my night in Phakding. I felt so much relief knowing that it wasn’t altitude mountain sickness or AMS that struck me the day before. Yipee! No one’s gonna send me back home! Hello, Everest Base Camp trek Day 2. I’m so ready for you. I had another set of continental breakfast, which I again failed to finish not because I didn’t like it but the serving was just too much for what I could intake. We had our bottles refilled with drop-treated water, then day 2 (D2) trekking officially began. Kaiz GalangKaiz is a stay-at-home mom and currently works as…

  • Mount Everest,  Nepal,  Uncategorized

    EBC Day 1: Lukla to Phakding

    When an activity commences (regardless of its kind), all involve are in high spirits. But how can you maintain such energy if that activity will last for 14 days? This is Day 1 of 14 of our Everest Base Camp trek. There are two ways to reach the main jumpoff points of Mount Everest from Kathmandu. One is by bus via Jiri and the other is by plane via Lukla. Many choose to fly to Lukla despite being known as the world’s most dangerous airport because it saves you time, which flying time is just 45 minutes. From Jiri, it’d take a trekker eight days to reach Phakding, the next stopover after Lukla. Kaiz…

  • Mount Everest,  Nepal,  Uncategorized

    Gateway to Death?

    After I’ve seen this one show in History Channel titled Most Extreme Airports where Tenzing-Hillary Airport or more popularly known as Lukla Airport topped the list, I have always wondered how extreme the airport really is. Is it really a gateway to death? You’d be surprised with what I found out when I finally had the chance to land and take-off in Mount Everest’s starting point. During the initial stages of our preparation and planning for our Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek, my team The Himalayas Project first talked about our itinerary. How much days do we need? When is the best time to trek? How many buffer days are needed? Buffer days, I said? Buffer time or days is…

  • Mount Annapurna,  Mount Everest,  Nepal,  Uncategorized

    Nepal Visa on Arrival for Filipinos

    Trekking in the Himalayas? Well, you need to know a load of important stuff before you can even start announcing on your Facebook page or Twitter account that you’re going to Nepal, the gateway of the mighty Himalayas mountain ranges. Kaiz GalangKaiz is a stay-at-home mom and currently works as an Operations Specialist for a software engineering company based in the US.

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