Himalayan Medicine

Exploring Health in Urban and Rural India



Upwards towards Tengboche and Dengboche

Day 4 would take us from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m). The day was clear and beautiful, without a cloud in the sky - a much needed reprieved from our two previous days of gloomy grey cloudiness. We set off... Continue Reading →


Base Camp and Kala Pathar 

Finally! Today was the day we had been waiting for. To come all this way and finally be able to check the box next to "Everest base camp" off my bucket list. We began with an early start to the... Continue Reading →

Lobuche and the Pyramid in the Khumbu

Day 7 began with a nice casual walk to the town of Thukla (or Dughla depending on which map you look at) where we had a light lunch before beginning the uphill climb to Lobuche. After a steady hour or... Continue Reading →

A “Rest” Day in Dingboche and the Teahouse Lifestyle

When walking into Dingboche, just off to your left is a seemingly small hill. Bishnu points it out to us and says that we will be climbing it on our acclimitiazation day in Dingboche. After an uneventful evenening, we get... Continue Reading →

On the way to Everest – Getting to Namche Bazaar. 

Three days into the journey to Everest Bsae camp and we find ourselves in Namche Bazaar. The de facto capital of the region, the staging hub for climbers and trekkers alike, and the largest market in the region. But first,... Continue Reading →

Exploring the Markets of Kathmandu

What do you do when you are schedule to leave on a trek and all of your gear hasn't arrived? Well, you get to go check out the markets of Kathmandu and find some new stuff. Our quest for gear... Continue Reading →

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