At the Everest Base Camp
On April 27, 2023, I trekked to Everest Base Camp, after 8 days of trekking, from Lukla where all trekkers to EBC and mountaineers to the top of Mt. Everest begin. In the end, it was to be a 12-day round trip of 130 KM and 3000 m gain in altitude with the help of my guide, Bishnu Bhatta, and my porter, Arus. The trek took sheer resilience, endurance, willpower, fitness, and hiking bistārī, slowly in Nepali. There would be days when it was cold and my body was tired, I willed myself to push through the metaphorical wall and found the strength to hike.
My Guide Bishnu Bhatta and Porter Arus
Tenzing Norgay Statue at Sagarmatha National Park
Trekking in Namche Bazar
Hillary Suspension Bridge
The Mountain Views and the Trek
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Belmont Gallery of Art has an exhibit: Wild Spring Awakening, May 13-July 9, opening reception on June 10, 6:30-8:30 PM EST. I have a piece of oil painting: The Wild Nocturnal Cat in the show. Do come if you are in Belmont, Massachusetts.
Abraham Verghese’s latest book, The Covenant of Water is a bestseller. He wins the 2023 Writer in the World Prize. He and I trained in infectious disease in Boston. Congratulations!