Today was the ultimate day of our Everest Base Camp Trek. The entire ten days trek was full of adventure, challenge, enjoyment, entertainment and education. The trek started on 10th day of March 2013 from Lukla and via phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Pheriche, Lobuche and Gorak Shep, reached Everest base Camp, today afternoon. Throughout the trek through Himalayan mountain region, there was no traffic, no vehicles, no noise pollution, and no industrial pollution. In addition, there was no news paper, no TV channels, and no mobile disturbances as there was no range. It was a serene, peaceful and environmental trek. We could hear the roaring of the Dudh Koshi River, the chirping sound of the birds, sound of the blowing wind and the thrilling experience of chilling weather. It was a trek bringing you close to the nature. We could walk with nature, we could talk with nature and we could rock with nature.
The first few days were through a track full of trees, farms, river flow and all, however, the most beautiful part of the trek was from Namche Bazar to Tengboche. After Tengboche the tree cover went on reducing and the land and hills were covered partly with ice and partly with bushes. When we crossed Pheriche, even the bushes started vanishing till Base Camp. At Namche Bazar, we were fortunate enough to get the first sight of The Mount Everest and many other peaks. However, at Tengboche, The mt Everest came very closer, even from our hotel room we could view it very closely. The best and the closest view of Mount Everest were, however, from Kala Pathhar.
The final phase of the trek and the most beautiful part of the trek was from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp. Most of it was through the river bed, with view and walk on the glaciers. Ultimately, we reached the base camp of the greatest, the tallest, the top of the world; the most respected and most revered the one and only one, The Mount Everest. It was a life time achievement for all of us. It was a test of fitness, both physical and mental, a test of patience and so many things. I had personally outlined 15 objectives of this trek and at the end of the day today, I can say that all these objectives has been successfully achieved. Even it was a test of our mental ability to judge our physical ability. WE felt we are on the top of the world. Everyone felt that before the trek and after the trek, we are totally different. The one who has achieved this biggest challenge, can face and successfully pass through any challenge in life, we felt.
Mountain changes its color, face, background, fore ground, sunshine every minute. You end up in exhausted with camera batteries, memory, in untiring photography and videography. Today was also a day of full excitement, as the mountaineers who made successful summit of Mount Everest and Mount Lotse, viz, Anand Mali, Bhushan Harshe, Ganesh More and Aashish Mane reached the base camp in the evening. The evening was full of excitement, enjoyment and sharing of experiences.
All of us including Amit Haware, Aniket Haware, Dr, Vijay Shende, Nikhil Palsule, Satish Upasani, Vishal Koduskar, Atul Mirmure and myself forming Team-B of Giripremi, have been successful in the achievement of Everest Base Camp Trek
I would like to emphasize one thing here that without the help, support and guidance of Phula Sherpa ,dorji Sherpa ,lakpa Sherpa ,and poter tendi shrpa, kaji Sherpa ,and rinji Sherpa. The Sherpa community neither trek nor is summit possible. They are the great people, very strong, highly supportive, and most cooperative and will never say no to anything you tell them to do. Salute to them.