Last year, at the age of 65, I, Dr. Keyur Parikh, dared to dream of conquering the Everest Base Camp at 66. Today, I stand on the threshold of turning that dream into reality. With determination, perseverance, and a passion for adventure, I am embarking on this incredible journey. Age is just a number, and this expedition is a testament to the belief that it’s never too late to pursue one’s dreams. As I set foot on this challenging path, I am not only pushing my physical and mental boundaries but also inspiring others to chase their aspirations, no matter their age or circumstances.

Trek: Kathmandu to Lukla

Reached phakding – 1st destination , approx 7-8 km

Everest Base Camp : Lukla to Phakding Day-Day 2 )

Day 2: April 15

  • Starting elevation: 9,100 ft / 2,800 m
  • Ending elevation: 8,563 ft / 2,610 m
  • Starting oxygen: 72% of sea level
  • Ending oxygen: 74% of sea level
  • Distance covered: 4.66 mi / 7.5 km
  • Time hiked: 6H 00m

After our arrival upon Lukla (2860m), we will meet our other team members. The same day we start trekking for the Phakding village. The trek lasts for 3-6 hours, and we witness the sacred mountain Khumbila (5751m) from the town Cheplung, we come across Dudh Koshi river, and a gradual walk leads us to Phakding village. From Phakding village, we can have a brief sight of Kusum Kangraru Mountain. We stay there for the night

EBC Phakding to Monjo-
Day 3 Trek :April 16

  • Starting elevation: 8,563 ft / 2,610 m
  • Ending elevation 9,301 ft / 2,835 m)
  • Starting oxygen: 74% of sea level
  • Ending oxygen: 70% of sea level
  • Distance covered: 4.0 km / 3.2 miles
  • Time hiked: 4 H 00m After breakfast, we continue our trek, crossing the Dudh Koshi river several times via suspension bridges and passing through quaint villages and pine forests. As we make our way towards Monjo, we get our first glimpse of the towering peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. After trekking for 4 or so hours, we reach the village of Monjo, which is the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park.