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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Everest Base Camp 2018 Day 1: Lukla to Phakding

Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal
Sunday, 11 November 2018

Elevation: Lukla (2840 m) to Phakding (2610m)
Estimated Distance / Time: 9km / 4hrs


After breakfast at Phakding, the real journey to EBC is begun. We started the journey around 10.50am from Lukla.

For first day trekking, to assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. So, trekking up to Phakding only. Tapi hari ni akan turun sikit to elevation 2610m. Trek basically easy & leisure. Estimated time about 4hrs (kalau pace aku lah) dengan jarak 9km.

Untuk permulaan, kami akan trekking turun dulu and then, trek berikutnya relatively flat. Entah kenapa lah first day ni, jantung aku bergerak agak pantas dari biasa, padahal jalan slow saja. Risau juga aku. So, memang aku banyak berhenti, slow & steady untuk hari pertama ni. Maybe sebab kami sudah berada di ketinggian 2800m, so, anything could happened to your body. I guest this is my first body reaction at this level of height.


We started trekking from here

Untuk permulaan trekking hari ni, bagpack kami agak berat sikit sebab kami terpaksa bawa sebahagian barang yang patut kasi ke porter. Actually, aku tak nak salahkan sesiapan pun dalam hal begini sebab agak mustahil juga nak minimize barang kalau share 3 orang for trekking over 12days and during early winter time. So, aku mengalah jugalah bawa barang berat sikit for first day trekking ni. Maybe sebab cara packing kami tak betul, so, salah satu faktor juga bag tak boleh nak muat banyak barang dalam satu duffle bag. So, kita tengok apa akan jadi untuk hari kedua.


Permulaan

Still in Lukla

Lukla Town

Entrance to EBC Trek 
This Memorial Gate was named after Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the first Nepalese woman to climb the summit of Mount Everest.

It's beautiful day to start the journey

The porters

Everytime nampak stupa ni, guide kami akan suruh lalu sebelah kiri

At this elevation, masih banyak lagi guesthouse otw to Phakding

Masih jauh lagi perjalanan

The first suspension bridge

Trek relatively flat at the beginning

Jambatan besi ni kukuh sikit

Entering a small village otw to Phakding

Kebetulan date yang kami ke EBC tu juga merupakan date for Everest Trail Race 2018, so, memang banyak kali jugalah nampak runners sepanjang kami trekking tu sampailah ke Namche. Yang tak boleh blah tu, ada juga yang tanya aku jauh lagi tak nak sampai Phakding, emmhhh… this is my first time here. Hahaha.


Everest Trail Race sedang berlansung di EBC Trek ketika ini

Cute je adik-adik ni makan Choki-choki

Suka tengok skirt dia...

Sisters

Beautiful Khumbu River

Another bridge tapi kami tak lalu sini

We passed another village otw to Phakding

Finally arrived at Phakding

Welcome to Phakding

Hotel kami kat atas sekali

Hotel kami yang kat atas tu, Hotel Beer Garden

Elevation now at Phakding

Kami tiba di Phakding around 3pm and kami terus ke dining area for lunch. Aku, as usual dengan, Honey Ginger Lemon for drink & Egg Noodle Soup. Malam nanti baru plan nak makan nasi sebab lauk pauk semua dalam beg porter.


Egg Noodle Soup for Lunch

Our Room at Hotel Beer Garden

Lunch malam tu, ambil different order sebab nasi dia banyak sangat, so, boleh lah kami shared 2 different menu, Vege fried rice & Garlic Soup

Malam tu, aku & Fad packing barang semula and kami make sure yang kami tak perlu carry bag berat on the next day. And kami tak perlu arrange pun semua barang kami dalam duffle bag sebab semua tu uncle yang akan buat. Itu arahan tau, hahaha. Uncle Cuma suruh kami pack barang kecik-kecik, so that, dia boleh selit-selit je dalam duffle. And guess what, muat je sebenarnya. And begitulah rutin kami setiap hari,  samada malam atau pagi sebelum mula trekking, sehinggalah last day. 


To be continued...


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