Photographic Journey to Everest Base Camp
The Everest Base Camp trek was one of the most “other-worldly” experiences we’ve had anywhere in the world! And no matter how hard we try to put everything into words, it doesn’t quite do this place justice. So we hope these photos do the trick and make you feel as if you’re on the journey with us!
To find out more about our journey to EBC or if you want to know how to get there yourself, check out our Ultimate Guide to Trekking Everest Base Camp.
Tip: If you're curious how we got these photos, we used a lot (if not all) of our 32 Easy & Creative Travel Photography Tips to make these shots happen. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, these tips will help you take incredible pictures!
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Ultimate Guide to Everest Base Camp
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We survived the "most dangerous airport in the world"!
Suspension bridge butterflies
Over the river and through the woods, to the next tea house we go...
I dare you to look at this cutie and NOT smile!
Flowers, sunshine & mountains
Flowers, sunshine and mountains: These are a few of my favorite things!
The prayer flags on this suspension bridge show you just how windy it was. Walking across that thing was scaaaaary!
This is the largest "city" in the Everest region, the tightly packed streets are filled with everything you need like lodges, markets, pharmacies, and even the highest Irish bar in the world.
Monastery in Tengboche
This is the largest monestary in the region, and one of the highest in the world.
It's all in the details...
Spin this prayer wheel to the left to purify your soul.
Just keep trekking, just keep trekking...
Ama Dablam mountian
Meaning "Mother's necklace", this is one of our favorite mountains.
High altitude bakery
This was where we ordered our last good cup of coffee.
At least they have thick wool coats to keep them warm.
When you are lost on the trail, these stone cairns show the way. They're like the "Yellow Brick Road" of the Himalayas.
Prayer flag icicles
Did I mention it was cold up there?!
Everest Base Camp
We finally made it!
We would jump for joy if we could, but there's not enough oxygen.
Everest Base Camp prayer flags
These prayer flags bring a bit of brightness to EBC. Check out that icefall in the distance. That is the first (and one of the most dangerous) part of the journey on the way to Everest's summit.
Watch out for the yak attack! (Ben is terrified of this)
The sunrises in the Himilayas were sort of pretty...
Cho La Pass
These prayer flags mark the pinnacle of Cho La Pass. This is where we were able to descend after some butt-kicking uphill trekking!
Viewpoint on Gokyo Ri
These sacred glacial lakes are sprinkled in between the rocky mammoths.
Downhill from Gokyo
Our first day hiking down. Our lungs were happy, but our knees were not.
Apple pie and coffee inside a tea house
The best reward for a long day of trekking.
Is this cute little village in Ireland or Nepal? I can't tell.
Many of the doors in the Himilayas are covered with this cloth. The symbol in the middle means "good luck".
Suspended hundreds of feet above the water
Exciting or terrifying? You choose.
Stunning Himalayan scenery
One of our favorite spots on the trail. The sights, the sounds, the smells...perfect.
Back into civilization, warm weather, and views of Nepal's national flower.
Suspension bridge panoramic
Couldn't stop staring.
Check out the rest of the Everest Base Camp Guide
Now that you have seen what it's like on the trail, read about our Stories from 5,000 Meters.
We're Katie & Ben!
High school sweethearts from Minnesota, USA. We seek adrenaline rushes, good food, authentic experiences, and adventures off the typical tourist path. We think travel can be life-changing, and we're here to share our best travel tips & inspiration that'll get you packing your bags!