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Travel Deeper with Gareth Leonard

I’m Gareth Leonard and this is a story about leaving behind everything comfortable I knew, in search of a dream…  I hope you don’t mind if I take a brief pause from the “Travel Deeper Australia” series to bring you the first ever T2T Trailer. This bad boy is long overdue, but it’s finally time I explain what this site …

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Mt Everest Base Camp Trek – Vlog V

Today is the day! We made our way up the trail in between the Khumbu glacial moraine and the mountain walls. We picked our way through massive boulders before reaching the town of Gorak Shep where we stopped for a well earned lunch. Recharged, we made our way past the moraine wall of Khumbu Glacier; slow and steady was the …

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Mt Everest Base Camp Trek – Vlog IV

The golden rule of acclimatizing slowly is ‘climb high, sleep low’, so that’s what we did on day seven. Just outside Dingboche is a small peak called Nangkartshang. It’s a steep climb up the ridge, but slow and steady wins the race. We looked straight at Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyo – three of the six highest mountains in the world …

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Mt Everest Base Camp Vlog – Part III

Easter Sunday was spent as an acclimatization day, letting our bodies adjust to the higher elevation. We spent most of the day relaxing and playing cards at the Rivendell Lodge in Deboche, before a short acclimatization trek in the afternoon. We visited the Tengboche Gompa, an important Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region, and we were able to sit in on …

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Mt Everest Base Camp Vlog – Part II

Starting out on day two in Phakding, we set off through a narrow valley divided by the Dudh Khosi River, passing terraced crop fields, small villages and ever-present prayer wheels (always pass on the left and spin them clockwise!). As we approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, we were greeted with sensational views of massive snow-capped Himalayan peaks, such as Thamserku …