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Monday, 21 November 2016

The Quest For Everest: Ep 3 - Base Camp Trek, Nepal [Backpacking Documentary]

Posted by Anup Baral November 22nd, 2016 :In May 2016 Karl & Chris returned to Nepal to attempt the Everest Base Camp Trek. The 12 day trek is a round trip of 124km, reaching an altitude of 5,545 metres or 18,192 feet. The problem however is that 18 months beforehand, Karl & Chris tried to reach the Tibetan Everest Base Camp only for Chris to be hospitalised for 3 nights with severe altitude sickness. After failing to reach Everest on that trip they returned to Nepal to complete their Quest. This is the epic finale to their Quest For Everest trilogy featuring a brand new score created by Jack Nicholson.

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.