Even though the Mount Everest Expedition is over for this year, have I no plans of going home to Norway for a while. I am actually planning to stay in Nepal until the end of july. I have been so lucky and got the opportunity to rent a beautiful flat in the Tibetan area Boudha through a friend of a friend. I like it so much here. I actually like it so much that I could easy settle down here for a longer period.

Even though the expedition was canceled had I a good time in the mountains for as long as it lasted. I just LOVE to spend time up in the Himalayas. On our way up to Everest Base Camp did we follow the classical route that trekkers follow when they go on a Everest Base Camp trek. In this blog will I share with you some of the pictures I took on the way.

I have some projects that I am working on while I am here in Nepal. One of them is a meditation trek I will arrange next easter together with Ellen Johannesen. Ellen is my yoga teacher here in Kathmandu. She is from Norway but lives in Kathmandu and am working on a Bachelor degree in Buddhism. We will arrange the trek in another area than Everest. In the near future will I go and have a look at the area we want to use for the meditation trek. Are you interested in getting more information about the trek, please contact me on ingvill@livealifeinmotion.com.

We arrived excited at Lukla airport 1st of april 2014 for the Everest expedition. It is always exciting to fly in to this airport that lies on a mountain ledge with mountains on three sides. Finally where we up in the mountains a moment that we had looked forward to for a looong, looong time.

Day 1: Lukla – Phakding

In the plain on out way to Lukla.

In the plain on our way to Lukla.

Plain taking of from Lukla airport.

Plain taking of from Lukla airport. We are not on board:-)

Finally are we on our way..... After we have landed in Lukla are there no cars. Everything is transported with yaks, mules and people.

After we have landed in Lukla are there no cars. Everything is transported  up in the mountains by with yaks, mules or people.

We arrive in Pakding and spend the first night there.

We arrive in Phakding and spend the first night there.

Outside our lodge in Pakding.

Outside our lodge in Phakding.

Theo and his new friend.

Theo and his new friend.

Day 2: Phakding – Namche Bazar

Outside the lodge in Pakding. Ready for day 2

Outside the lodge in Phakding. Ready for day 2

Happy campers on their way to Namche Bazar.

Happy campers on their way to Namche Bazar.

Arrivving in Namche Bazar.

We arrive in Namche Bazar.

Day 3 & 4: Namche Bazar

Outside the Guesthous in Namche Bazar. Awesome view!

Outside the Guesthouse in Namche Bazar. Awesome view!

Time for relaxation, brownies and coffee.

Time for relaxation, brownies and coffee.

Morningtime in Namche Bazar.

Morningtime in Namche Bazar.

A beautiful sunrise.

A beautiful sunrise.

Day 5: Namche Bazar – Deboche

Back in Ama Dablam land with Madhura.

Back in Ama Dablam land with Madhura.

Lunchtime:-)

Lunchtime with Madhura, Paul and Sensei:-)

Tengboche Monastery.

Tengboche Monastery.

Day 6: Deboche – Dingboche

A glimpse of Mount Everest.

A glimpse of Mount Everest.

Mountain goat.

A mountain goat.

Pangboche

Pangboche

No I am not robbing a bank. I am protecting my respiratory system from all the dust.

No I am not robbing a bank. I am protecting my respiratory system from all the dust. I do not want to catch the Kumbhu cough!

Lucky life:-)

Happy life:-)

Day 7: Rest day in Dingbuche

Ama Dablam from another angle in the background.

Ama Dablam from another angle in the background.

First time over 5.000 meters.

First time over 5.000 meters.

Day 8: Restday with acclimatization trip to beautiful Chukung

One of my favourite places in the Mount Everest region.

On our way to Chukung.

On our way to Chukung.

Ama Dablam from a third Angle in the Background.

Ama Dablam from a third Angle in the Background.

In Chukung.

In Chukung.

In Chukung

In Chukung.

Day 9: Dingboche – Lobuche

On our way to Lobuche.

On our way to Lobuche.

Churchyard for people who have died on Everest.

Churchyard for people who have died on Everest.

Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep

First glimpse of Everest from the side we where supposed to climb.

First glimpse of Everest from the side we where supposed to climb.

Day 11: Restday in Gorak Shep where we summited Kala Pathar.

I had flat battery in my camera this day so no pictures.

Day 12: Gorak Shep – Everest Base Camp

Close view of the Khumbu icefall for the first time.

Close view of the Khumbu icefall for the first time.

Finally arrived at Base Camp. My tent/my home for the next weeks.

Finally did we arrive in Base Camp. My tent/my home for the next weeks.