6 Tips to Tackle Everest Base Camp

Everest Gay TravelWe’ve seen it before.

Caught up in a resolution, a mid-life crisis, or boundless optimism, someone books our 14-day Everest Base Camp hike. “I can do this.” they assure themselves. “Can’t I?”

Weeks before the climb, their confidence has withered. They weep openly and hyperventilate. They haven’t even purchased the hiking boots that should already be broken in!

If you’re thinking, ‘that sounds like me’, spark some incense, listen to a guided meditation and CTFD (calm the **** down). You *can* do this. Everest’s reputation is worse than her bite. If you’re reasonably fit (to use the guides’ own words), you truly can do this with training and preparation.

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Just the Facts: Tibetan Prayer Flags

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Prayer flags should be hung on the morning of a sunny yet windy day. You should only have selfless thoughts while you hang the flags. Photo by Noel Catlett.

Tibetan Prayer Flags are a common sight on our Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure.

Himalayan Buddhists believe the colourful rectangular cloths printed with mantras such as “Om Mani Padme Hum”, carry goodwill. Flying them can cure pride, jealousy, ignorance, greed and aggression. The flags can be strung horizantally (lung dar) or vertically (dar cho or dar chen).

Below are five fast facts about these iconic flags.
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