Kishor and his fellow trekkers had just returned to the base camp from the Second Camp when the ground started shaking.
"I was the one who noticed it," said fellow climber Kuntal Joisher. But the others began teasing him, insisting he was hallucinating. But within seconds, the shaking became impossible to ignore.
"We knew something big was happening," said another mountaineer Sheikh Rafiq Tahir.
The group was relieved when the quake stopped. It had not crossed anyone's mind that the camp could be in danger.
"The base camp is considered a fortress of sorts. Avalanches never got there and it is considered a safe haven," said Kuntal.
Kuntal, Kishor, Taro and Rafiq were in fact, looking in the direction of Lola, when the avalanche hit from behind. With the force of a tsunami, the giant cloud of snow was on them within seconds.
Even so, the group had managed to dash behind a tent, which was probably what saved them. Within seconds, the base camp was flattened.
"It looked like a war zone," said Kuntal. "Everything was gone. Tents were snowed in and our kitchen tent was destroyed. Our gear, whatever remained, was strewn all over the place," added Rafiq.
One of their friends, a German mountaineer, had left his video camera running. The five-minute footage has gone viral on YouTube, with over 2 million views.
But some of them are determined to go back. "I'm certain I'll be back again next year," said Kuntal.
"What we experienced has not discouraged us, only made us stronger. It will be my way of giving back to Nepal," added mountaineer Taro Yamagata from Japan.