Uzol: XplorMor Explorer, Photographer, Writer

Uzol was born in Nepal in the lap of the Great Himalayas, home to Earth’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetan as Chomolungma. When he was 12, he had his first experience and feeling of what it means to travel in the world. Since 2009, Uzol has been exploring and trekking the famed mountains of Nepal. He has hiked to Everest Base Camp more than 20 times, to Annapurna Base Camp more than 10 times, and to several other mountain base camps and world-class trekking routes. His highest elevation to date is 5,416 meters or 17,770 feet. Currently, Uzol works as a Trek Leader, Guide and Photographer for Wonderful Everest View Treks & Expedition Company based in Nepal. In his spare time he shares photos from these adventures and his Xplorer Journal with the XplorMor Community.

Uzol’s Latest Xplorer Journals:

  • Trekking into the Nepal’s Annapurna on the Sikles Trail

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    From the Sikles Trail: I realize that no matter what anyone says, the adventurer in me is never going to die! I recently watched YouTube videos on packing my rucksack. I want to learn how to best pack my gear so that I am always ready to go and have the equipment for the expedition. […]
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  • Clouded Mountains on the Mardi Himal Trail in Nepal

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    From Mardi Himal Trail in Nepal: On any day I find myself sitting all day, I pretty much get bored. I am not the kind of guy who likes his butt glued to a chair. I can’t stay at one place for long. Every time I get bored, I have an itch to go somewhere […]
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  • Sunrise Over Mount Everest

    Over the following days our expedition team trekked to the villages of Khunde and Khumjung, or to the locals Khurnyung, that lie adjacent in a valley of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This part of the expedition held more memorable moments of Nepalese cultural sights. While hiking in this valley we looked up at the amazing Khumjung Gompa...
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  • Kathmandu to Mount Everest Base Camp

    I never thought, my mind could be absorbed by a single question or a place: What exactly is happening right now? Am I out of this world or entering an amazing air-conditioned realm? Just 32 minutes ago, I was in Kathmandu, Capital City of Nepal, country of the Himalayas, where lies the world’s highest mountain peak and now I am headed to the mountain which soars to an elevation of 8,848 meters or 29,029 feet...
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