Six-year-old Om Madan Garg, a six-year-old Indian-origin resident of Singapore, has set a record by completing the summit of Everest Base Camp. Om Garg has become the youngest Singaporean to complete the summit of Everest Base Camp. Om traveled with his parents for 10 days in October and reached the South Base Camp in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 meters after a 65 km trek.
Om Garg’s name has been registered in the Singapore Book of Records. According to media reports, Om, his father, Mayur Garg, and his mother, Gayatri Mahendram, started the trek on September 28 with a guide and two porters. They chronicled this journey in a seven-part series on the family’s YouTube channel. After this success, Om said that “I want to see the whole world.”
Om’s father is also a mountaineer.
Let me tell you, to reach Everest Base Camp, one has to go through dangerous routes. Nevertheless, Om Madan completed this mission with his parents. Om’s father, Mayur, is a business analyst and mountaineer who has scaled high peaks in Indonesia, Russia, and Tanzania. Peacock explained that we live in the Yeo Chu Kang area of Singapore, and we walk to the Marina Bay Sands area, about 10 km away. It takes us four to five hours, but we keep going.
Om said Fort Canning was very difficult as we had to climb the stairs 30 times. But when we got to Everest Base Camp, it was easy. To reach Everest Base Camp, one has to start from Lukla village in Nepal, which is situated at an altitude of 2,860 meters above sea level. The trek passes through the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazar (3,440 m) and the frozen lakebed of Tal Goraksh (5,164 m) before reaching Everest Base Camp (5,364 m).