I set off for the adventure of a lifetime into the Himalayas. Of course, I carried with me more camera equipment than clothes, although that doesn’t say much considering I had two outfits. I had no idea what I was in for as I embarked on a journey to Everest Base Camp.
I think I was expecting snow from the first day so the lush green forests for the first couple of days took me by surprise. However, it was the bridges on the first few days of trekking that I really enjoyed, snapping this photo of my guide as he made his way across.
This is sunset on a foggy night in Namche. I was still searching for some color to pop through…
Arriving up the steep hill to Tenboche, I was light-headed and don’t even remember taking this photograph or any of the vlogs from that moment. I’m not sure if my head or Tenboche was covered in more fog for the next 12 hours.
The aim of the game on the Everest Base Camp Trek is to not step in yak shit or get hit by their horns. I was a winner!
This isn’t somewhere spectacular we trekked to. It was just the town of Chukhung we had lunch at before trekking to a viewpoint. So many of the villages here are in the most spectacular locations.
The next few photos are from one of my favorite spots from the trek and favorite angles also as you can probably tell. We trekked 1000m in altitude in just over an hour to get to Chukhung Ri viewpoint.
Porters carry bags of tourists but also carry supplies up and down the trail. Some loads are over 100kg and I even saw people carrying giant cabinets. This old man had stopped to rest on his walking stick for a break when I asked if I could take his photo.
This was one of my favorite spots. Just near the small village of Tukla. I love how the snow looks like white rivers flowing down the mountain. Meanwhile, another heavy load of supplies is being carried in the foreground.
It’s an action-packed two weeks of adventure and you can get a great idea of what’s involved in the entire journey with this Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary.
Once again another village situated in an amazing location. This is the village of Pheriche.
Local women working in their field in Dinboche.
Welcome to outer space. From this point on we are walking on Mars.
One of my favorite shots from the trek only hours away from Everest Base Camp.
Trekking and surviving sickness made it tough to compose and organize photos of myself but my guide managed to deliver a few sweet shots along the way.
Normally I am shooting at the beach or a waterfall so being in the mountains really tested me and challenged my photography. I’m totally self-taught so this was a learning experience for me. It’s the first time in the two years I have been shooting that I have to shoot dark, moody landscapes. I really like how this shot of Lobuche Village and how the vibe turned out.
Just an average scene from the last two days of hiking. It’s crazy how soon this scenery becomes normal!
These next shots are from Everest Base Camp in June 2017. It is the off-season so there are no tents and no people, just a melting glacier, an ice cold river and epic mountains.
The morning after Everest Base Camp we trekked up to Kala Patthara view point. This was one of the best mornings of my life if not the best. A crazy sunrise with spectacular, vibrant colors painted the sky as we looked over the mountain range to Mt. Everest. We then continued for an hour or so to the viewpoint where we sat for hours. As tourists came and went we just hung out on our rock, feeling on top of the world. We weren’t far off.