Everest, the Khumbu, and Nepal in general has been one of the most memorable and impactful places I've ever been. I'm quite certain there is magic in those mountains, and look forward to telling you all about the trails Shay and I trod to Everest and back.
I arrive in Cairns the morning of December 4th for a four week housesit near Kuranda in the rainforests of Far North Queensland. There, I'll snorkel and dive on the Great Barrier Reef, Natural Wonder numero dos on the list. Six weeks in Nepal flew by; I feel like I barely scratched the surface of what that diverse yet tiny country has to offer and imagine the same will happen in Australia. I'm extremely lucky to have secured this housesit position - to be in one spot will allow me the time to write to you all about our Nepalese advetures! I'll absolutely include Great Barrier Reef posts, but know I've got lots of work to do to fill you in on Annapurna and Everest.
In the meantime, I'm going to try and upload a vid shot at the top of Kala Patthar - a peak above Gorak Shep and the highest point on our Everest Base Camp Trek, on my Facebook page. On November 17th, we hiked up before sundown, to catch amazing views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and countless other skyscrapers. We stayed for sunset, and stayed even longer to watch the full moon rise right next to Everest. Once in a lifetime comes to mind when trying to give a brief description; I'm still blown away by the experience.
Hope to start to tell our Nepal story very shortly, friends - happy trails until then!