At the Lotus Feet of SagarMatha

Mount Everest, called SagarMatha in Nepali language, is venerated for centuries and hence the title of this site “At the Lotus Feet of SagarMatha“. My goal is to share my journey to  Mt. Everest Base Camp (“EBC”) in October 2016 hoping it will inspire others to visit this wonderful place in Sherpa Valley.

Six of us took an epic journey (well, at least for me!) to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. As a professional researcher, I left no stone un-turned while preparing for this expedition and while it paid off, I realized a need to add to the existing collective wisdom on the cyber-world hoping it will fill some void and may help others preparing for the EBC trek. So here we go.

Please use the navigation bar at the top or quick links below to browse through this site and don’t forget to visit my photo/video album to take an armchair trip to the Sherpa Valley.

Day by Day Account of Everest Base Camp Trek

Use the links below or navigation menu at the top to visit day by day account of the EBC trek. Don’t forget to view our Photo & Video album at the end of each page.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Lukla

Day 1: Lukla to Phakding

Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Day 3: “Rest” Day at Namche Bazaar

Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Day 5: Tengboche to Dingboche

Day 6: “Rest” Day at Dingboche

Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche

Day 8: Lobuche to Gorakshep

Day 8.5: Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp

Day 9: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar

Day 9.5: Gorakshep to Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Trek General Information

The other pages contain general information about the Everest Base Camp trek, preparing for the trek, food & accommodation, Health considerations, Kathmandu & Thamel area, etc. etc. Here are quick links to these pages. Some of these pages are still under development – I update them as I find time (and photos!) so please bookmark for future reference.

Why EBC? : Why go to the Everest Base Camp? The first and foremost question.

Get Ready: How to prepare for the EBC trek. Both physically and materially.

Gear and Gifts: The gear I took and my review of them. Don’t forget gifts for the kids.

Health first: I thought health considerations deserves a separate page.

EBC Trek: General Information: Travel distance and time, elevations, trail conditions, etc.

About:  Who we are and what we do when not trekking.

Blog: My rambling after the trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek in 55 photos.

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Everest Base Camp Trek Video Album:


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