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Nepal 2013

Back in Kathmandu

Once we had arrived back in Hotel Thamel we had a quick de-brief, being advised to shower and wash our clothes before they rotted off of us, giving us lunch money for us to go our separate ways for lunch. We were then given free-time to go and explore before we had to meet at 6 for dinner at K-Too Steakhouse. On the Saturday we were treated to another cultural tour …Read More

From dirty to clean

We left Khumjung at 9:00am in miserable and cloudy weather for an hour walk to Namche Bazzar. A short walk but still plenty to see in the poor weather. As we dropped over Namche hill we could here the drums from local school doing there morning aerobics, they where all lined up in their play ground. We watched a couple of helicopters land around Namche, which seemed crazy given the …Read More

Dingboche back to Khumjung

We started the Friday morning from Dingboche to Chukhung with only a 400 meter height gain, so a slow and steady day for us. Arriving at half 11, and all still feeling great after a slow day yesterday in Dingboche. Chukhung was rather small with only a few building and not much around. From Chukhung we walked to Island Peak base-camp, only about a 600 meter height gain to 5080 meter, …Read More

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