Land of Happiness

Day 1: Kathmandu- Paro- Thimpu                                                                                                                                    It was a sunny day when we took our flight towards our next destination. This time, we left with a proper plane, not the tuna can that took us to our EBC Trek. Most of the people that surrounded us were in their 50s-60s and, for the first time, we…

Dashain and the goats on the roof!

It’s October and, as usual, all the shops are closed in Kathmandu due to one of the ten thousand festival that Nepali people celebrate. As we have mentioned in previous articles, Nepalis love parties (and everything that is connected to singing, dancing, not working), but Dashain can be defined as THE PARTY. This festival usually…

Kathmandu e il guru!

Every time that we think about this city, our mind goes back to Rino Gaetano’s song: Khatmandu. For those who knows this masterpiece (and if you don’t, we highly recommend you to check it up on YouTube) it’s a song that reminds of a faraway land. Rino, with its verses, is able to make the…

EBC trek: all you need to know!

The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is probably the most famous trek you can do while travelling in Nepal. Everyone, at least once in a lifetime, has dreamed to get as close as possible to the highest peak on earth and, since most of the common human (including us) whether are not a professional hiker,…

Cost of the EBC trek

A frequently asked question is: “How much does the EBC trek cost?” Reaching the highest mountain in the world is not priceless. We realized our tour with a friend agency called Ask the Nepal  (http://www.askthenepal.com).  The cost range depends on which choice you make: self-arranged or by agency. AGENCY Cost will range in between 1000…

What to pack for the EBC?

This section will vary depending if you are doing a self-arranged trek or a helper will bring your backpack. For our trek we had a backpack for two that weighted more or less 14 kg, plus two little day backpacks with the most important things. The list presented here is a reduced version of what…

Altitude Sickness Symptoms

When we started looking for the EBC info, the first question that rolled in our mind was: how should we prepare for the trek? We saw so many different feedback on the web, some guy trained for almost a year, another said that it was an easy trek… we actually like to go to the…