A lot of non-hiking friends would often ask me how does women hikers maintain cleanliness or hygiene when doing multi-day hikes. So, here's the big reveal 😂, let's answer some FAQs: 📍 How do you bath? Well, we don't. Usually 😅 Remember when you were young and you didn't like to bath or d kaya … Continue reading How Women Hikers Cope with “WOMEN STUFF” During Multi-day Hikes
Ang mahal! would obviously be the first thought that would come to mind when you come across international climbs or treks and truthfully, you indeed has to fork some money. Mountaineering/trekking/hiking is an expensive sport/hobby especially if you are targeting mountains outside the country like Everest base camp, Kilimanjaro, Fuji, Yushan, Rainbow mountain among others. … Continue reading Tipid Tips to Trekking Everest Base Camp and Other Mountains Outside of the Philippines
Money sure is not easy to earn. It is the by-product of spending long hours at work and having to endure a mean boss (lucky if yours isn't!) and I'm sure you'll gonna debate with your inner self if you should spend it on your dream trek or as a downpayment on your dream home. … Continue reading The Cost of Your Dream Trek
The idea first came to me when I was guy-watching on the Everest base camp trail while we were going down. We had set a relaxed pace and since I had acclimatized well, I was now enjoying the trail which I had not the liberty to do during the ascent. Alas, as the saying goes, … Continue reading The Results Are In: The 3 ‘Gwapos’ You Voted
Probably everyone I know who has a passion for hiking mountains dreams of trekking any of the classic routes in the Himalayas. One of them is the Everest Base Camp or EBC to most. I was given a chance and an opportunity to drop everything and embark on this journey. An editor-in-chief of mine back … Continue reading Guide to trekking Everest Base Camp
EVEREST BASE CAMP 17,598 ft From Luboche, to reach the base, camp one needs to pass by Gorakshep, stop for lunch and from there it would be only 2-3 hours trek. The excitement is there yet it also felt like judgment day. https://www.instagram.com/p/BhqncyYjolu/ I was freezing when we arrived at the fog-covered Luboche, the snow … Continue reading Finally, Everest Base Camp!
"But at times I wondered if I had not come a long way only to find that what I really sought was something I had left behind.." Thomas F. Hornbein P E R I C H E 14,340 ft https://www.instagram.com/p/BiNp8U-j4ah/ Getting frightened in the middle of the night was an unforgettable experience. I woke up … Continue reading EBC, A Once-in-a-Lifetime-Trek: Periche
"All other things being equal, move closer to nature and you'll be happier. Move away from nature and you'll be more depressed" T H Y A N G B O C H E 12, 687 ft As mentioned, this is where the Tengboche Monastery is, perched on a shoulder of a ridge. It is an … Continue reading EBC, A Once-in-a-Lifetime Trek: Thyangboche