星期三, 8月 01, 2007

15 Days in Solukhumbu

A contaminated soul came to the paradise of mountain called Solukhumbu. 15 days in the mountain, the water had purified my soul; the scenery had opened up my eyes and mind; the mountain had strengthen my physical and mental fitness; the wind had blew away my worries; the sun had shined into my heart and I returned from the mountain without a single dust, but full of memories.

I followed the classical trek to Everest Base Camp (5310m) and Kala Pattar (5545m) in Solukhumbu district. Walking high but never reach to the top, perhaps never in my life. The Top of The World has been taking making life away when they are climbing up to the summit. Once upon a time, the evalance swept away the village, the rockfall took the life of the villagers, but others life still go on. The people in the mountain, mainly Sherpa, changes their lifestyle as time goes in this Everest Region, a place where brought up by Sir Edmund Hilary.

Throughout the whole journey, what I have missed is not Gokyo and Chola Pass, but to appreciate the contributions that have been brought by Hilary and other followers to improve the living of entire Sherpa; the school, hospital, airport, welfare of the society, etc…


My trustful companion along the journey to the paradise, Hira, a professional trekking guide from Himalayan Glacier Trekking Agency in Nepal, which recommended by my friend, Thong, the founder of My Mountain Goal in Malaysia. No matter how cold the weather was, but I was always warm to have him beside...

Although I don't believe that the last pop of the cigarette is more than a thousand kisses, but I do believe that a picture is more than a thousand words!

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.:. Everest Base Camp .:.
.:. Phokara .:.

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