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Indian boy, 6, completes two-week trek to Everest Base Camp  


Avait Bhartiya (6 years) and Veer (11 years) a Everest Base Camp.A trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal is beyond most adults,  but six-year-old Advait Bhartiya from Pune, in western India, made it seem easy.

The young adventurer made it to base camp on November 6, making him the second youngest Indian to make to Base Camp, and the youngest Indian to make the trek in winter, Lonely Planet reported.

Advait’s mother Payal Bhartiya, an avid climber, told the Times of India she had planned to go to the base camp alone but Advait insisted on joining her.

“I told him that he could join if he managed to train and prepare for it. For the next month, his training included climbing 100 floors daily .”

Advait trained daily for more than a month to prepare for the climb, she said.

 

The two-week trek to Everest Base Camp covered 62 kilometres with more than 2.5 kilometres of altitude gain, peaking at 5380 metres.

The challenge was nothing for Advait, who completed his first 5 kilometre-run when he was three. Also spends him free time practising parkour around his home in Pune.

He plans to return to Everest one day to climb to the summit, but he also he has set his sights summiting Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Mt Elbrus in Russia.

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