Toddler from Bhopal Becomes Youngest Girl to Complete Everest Base Camp Trek

In a remarkable feat of courage and determination, Siddhi Mishra, a two-and-a-half-year-old girl from Bhopal, has etched her name in the annals of mountaineering history by becoming the youngest girl in her age category to conquer the daunting Mt Everest Base Camp trek.

Accompanied by her parents, Bhavna Dehariya and Mahim Mishra, Siddhi achieved this extraordinary milestone on March 22, marking her name in the records of Expedition Himalaya.Com Pvt Ltd, which issued a certificate to commemorate her accomplishment. Notably, Siddhi's mother, Bhavna, had herself scaled the world's highest peak on May 22, 2019, adding a familial touch to this incredible journey.

The adventurous trio commenced their expedition on March 12 from Lukla, Nepal, braving challenging terrain and adverse weather conditions throughout the ten-day trek, as affirmed by Nabin Trital, managing director of the expedition company.

In an official statement, the expedition company hailed Siddhi as the first child aged two-and-a-half years to conquer the Everest Base Camp Trek, situated at a staggering altitude of 5,364 meters above sea level.

Reflecting on their awe-inspiring journey, Bhavna Dehariya emphasized the arduous nature of the trek, underscoring that reaching the Everest Base Camp is no easy feat. Originating from the Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh, Bhavna's own affinity for scaling peaks since childhood laid the foundation for this ambitious endeavor.

"Bhavna, who hails from Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh, started scaling hills around her village Tamia since childhood and developed a passion for scaling peaks all over the globe. The Everest Base Camp is not as easy as it seems but Ginni (Siddhi) managed it really well and showcased complete passion for reaching the destination despite adverse weather conditions," she conveyed to PTI over a phone call upon reaching Kathmandu from EBC.

Furthermore, Bhavna highlighted one of the most surprising elements encountered at the base camp—the presence of a new landmark adorned with images of mountaineering legends Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. This graffiti-covered boulder, long symbolizing the official arrival at the base camp, now serves as a testament to the resilience and spirit of adventurers like Siddhi.

Standing proudly against this backdrop, Bhavna and Siddhi proudly displayed the banners of Madhya Pradesh Government's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign and the National flag, symbolizing their triumphant journey and the empowerment of young girls to defy conventional boundaries.

Siddhi Mishra's remarkable achievement serves as an inspiration to adventurers and aspirants worldwide, underscoring the boundless potential and indomitable spirit that knows no age limit on the path to greatness.


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