For my second trek in Nepal, I wanted to see Mount Everest. I didn’t need to be particularly close, and I have no desire to be amongst tourists all cramming themselves into Base Camp, I just wanted to see the highest mountain on earth with my own eyes.
So in late December, I set off again with Khadak as my guide. Once again I left all the planning to him and enjoyed just following along with the trek he had planned. We caught the bus from Kathmandu to Jiri arriving there at about 4pm and had time for some fabulous coffee and local donuts before catching the next bus to Shivalaya. By the time the bus arrived it was near dark, and it was cold and pitch black when we arrived in Shivalaya. We picked the closest lodge and settled down for the night with hot tea and daal bhat for dinner.