In the fall of 2010 I went to Nepal with my brother Robert. We did a 17 day trek to the foot of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. This mountain is no less than 8848 meters high. Not an easy trek, but very worthwhile. Together with nine other hikers, three carriers, two guides and our tour guide Prakash we completed the trek. Days of 3 to 4 hours walk and long days of walking 8 to 9 hours. From Lukla at 2850 meters above sea level, where we arrived by plane, via Gokyo Ri (5357 m) and the Cho La (5330 m) to the absolute highlight of this trip: the sunrise over Mount Everest from Kala Pattar 5606 m and we also had view on two other eight-thousanders: Cho Oyu (8201 m) and Lhotse (8516 m).
© André van der Velden