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The rest of the community project

On Sunday and Monday we continued painting and varnishing various rooms. On Tuesday we had a day off so after breakfast we headed for the local monastery. The only Yeti skull in the world was held at this monastery and we paid a small donation to see it. It just looked like the top of a goats head. After visiting the monastery we walked up a hill behind the lodge …Read More

Community Projects so far…

On Tuesday all three of our patrols headed down to the Khumjung School for the first time. After all the leaders had been briefed on the work needing to be done at the school, they then briefed us. Some if not all of us started on painting, some on the outside of one classroom, others on the theatre hall and a few started varnishing tables and chairs. This then carried …Read More

Phakding to Khumjung

Saturday 7th September 2013 The group woke up in Phakding after a good night’s sleep, which made a difference from being hot all night! We had a nice breakfast in a conservatory before leaving for Namche Bazar. We saw the yaks for the first time, the yaks and sherpas head off before us in the morning with our duffel bags. We hiked up the Khumbu valley, crossing the Dudh koshi …Read More

Flight to Lukla: attempt number 2

Friday 6th September 2013 A 0930 revised flight was booked for today, and for once we even made it to the airport! After finally checking in and eventually getting through the security, an area not before reached by us, and a hour wait before our flight in the departures lounge, our flight eventually was announced and we all moved over to the correct gate where a bus awaited us to …Read More

Extra days in Kathmandu

Now that we have a bit of solar power and are able to access the internet occasionally, we can now share our adventures.. From spending 2 extra days in Kathmandu and the start of our trek in the Khumbu.   Wednesday 4th September 2013 Another morning waiting for the plane so far our flight had been delayed until 9:30. We got out the cards and chessboards to kill time. Just …Read More

‘Flight’ to Lukla

Tuesday the 3rd, All packed and weighed ready for our flight to Lukla this morning, an early start for us all, getting up at 5am for breakfast at 5:30 and Asian Trekking to pick us up at 6! Asian trekking picked us up fine loaded up kit and prepared for a bumpy journey to the airport. We arrived at the domestic terminal at Kathmandu airport shaken but in one piece. …Read More

Our day at the temple

Sunday the 1st of September. The evening after our last entry we headed out for dinner at a lovely place called “Big Belly”.  After our delightful meal out our free time was well spent exploring the city in the evening. Upon arrival back to the hotel most of us headed up to the roof to fullly encapsulate the city from above, this was well timed as we were then able …Read More

Arriving in Kathmandu!

Friday 30th/Saturday 31st August- We left on Friday evening, after waiting for hours at the airport. Finally we boarded the plane to Deli. Some lucky people managed to get some sleep on this eight hour flight. We waited even longer at Deli, playing cards and watching the planes take off. From the aeroplane we could see rain forest covered mountains and some of the overflowed rivers from the monsoon. The …Read More

…And they’re off!!!

We arrived at West Wellow for 7:00pm for our leaving presentation. The final kit weigh in meant everyone was under the required 15kg…just! After a little bit of mingling, the excitement started to build, with our parents seated in time for an impromptu presentation. Explaining to them what we’ve been up to for the last 18 months, sharing the stories and comic snippets. Chris then gave us the final itinerary …Read More