Day 9 Gorakshep to Namche Bazzar So after returning from our Hike up Kala Patthar and searching for internet signal for a few teary phone calls home, we geared up ready to leave our accomodation at Gorakshep. Having survived what was the Best and Worst christmas morning of my life to date, and with 4 … More Everest Base Camp: Day 9 continued..
Koh Tao is a gorgeous island off the coast of Thailand. It’s much smaller in comparison to it’s neighbours Koh Samui and Koh Panang, and is rated one of the best and cheapest places to get PADI certified in the world. Hence, it is very popular amongst the backpacker crowd. Although getting to Koh Tao can … More PADI Dive Certification Koh Tao
Still on a high from reaching Everest Base Camp on Christmas Eve, when we were given the option at our briefing that night if we wanted to wake up at 4am on Christmas morning to climb Kala Patthar (~5643m) and watch the sunrise over mount everest, our whole group didn’t hesitate in saying yes. So with alarms set … More The best and worst Christmas of my life
Rotorua or “Rotavagas” as its also know, is defiantly a tourist hot spot in New Zealand. You will see all sorts of tour groups come through the town and its hard to escape the crowds of foreigners, the high prices and the wealth our tourist traps. Having said that, i really enjoyed Rotorua, and it … More Things to do in Rotorua NZ
I had an experience in Bali about 3 years ago with white water rafting and it left me less than excited to do it again. The safety was lacking, the rapids were merely ripples in an otherwise slow moving river, and the so called “drop” was a man made slide, that your boat more or less … More The best $30 I’ve ever Spent!
2 Week itinerary: North Island of New Zealand Info at a Glance: Start and finish: Auckland Total number of days: 14 Total Kms covered: ~1271km Total cost*: $2355 (see below for full cost breakdown) New Zealand is an amazing island to visit, from its rolling country side and magnificent mountains to it’s endless beaches and … More 2 week itinerary: North Island of NZ
Day 8 Lobuche to Everest Base Camp Today we left Lobuche before breakfast to make our way to Gorakshep. We had a big day today, as it was the day we reached our ultimate destination: Everest Base Camp. So donned in our christmas hats, or i was at least, we walked for about 1 1/2 … More Christmas Eve at Everest Base Camp!!
Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche Today was one of the easier days of our hikes i thought. Although our walk started with a steep accent almost vertically up, for the majority we were walking on flat ground. It was the altitude that we had to battle with, this was the highest we had been yet, … More Everest Base Camp: Day 7
Day 4: Namche Bazzar to Phortse Gaon Today, like the other days we got up early, had breakfast and headed off for another 7 hour day of hiking. Getting even higher this day, it was very important that we all took our time, and just kept moving slowly upwards and forwards. This day took us … More Everest Base Camp: Day 4,5&6
Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar Today we left our accomodation bright and early after a lovely warm breakfast cooked by our hosts at the guest house. We were told we were in for a long hike today and that it was “Nepali Flat”- which to everyone else means theres going to be a lot … More Everest Base Camp: Day 2