On 13th April 2016, as I read through the last few pages of a book named “Born Again on The Mountain” by Arunima Sinha (the first female amputee in the world to summit Mt. Everest), I had made up my mind that I have to go see Mt. Everest up close & personal. To give Mt. Everest’s summit an attempt needs a different level of planning, training & finances which could take probably five years but attempting to reach the basecamp of Mt. Everest is comparatively easier & shouldn’t take that long. I thought to myself, “One year should be good to get me to the basecamp.”
Little more than a year from that day, on 26th April 2017, I was standing at the Basecamp of Mt. Everest (EBC) at 5,350 meters above the sea level. It hadn’t been an easy journey, but it was a journey I would remember forever.