Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 20

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Monday 13th November At 5.45 a.m. I got washed and dressed. All that was needed for my excursion to Pokhara was packed in my Lowe daypack. At reception I put my rucksack in storage and paid for my room. It was cool and overcast as I made my way to Kantipath to catch the bus. […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 19

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Sunday 12th November This morning I was up at 6 a.m. and had breakfast at Le Bistro. It was 8.15 a.m. when I boarded a minibus at Rani Pokhri for Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is the third major town of the valley after Patan and Kathmandu, and in many ways is the most medieval. There is a […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 18

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Saturday 11th November During the night a call of nature made me get up. It had finally stopped raining. The stars were visible in what was now a cloudless night sky. Someone up there must have been listening! Hopefully it will last so that we can fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. There was […]

Trekking in Nepal Everest Trek Schedule 17

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Friday 10th November If anything, the weather was even worse than yesterday. The downpour was relentless. It hardly inspired confidence for the day ahead. My plan had been to walk down to Lukla with Paul and fly back to Kathmandu tomorrow. The weather looked like it had other ideas, so I decided to see if […]

Trekking in Nepal Everest Trek Schedule 16

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Thursday 9th November It was good to have a lie in until the late hour of 7:30 a.m. PD Sherpa wished us a good trip on our departure. Today is the second day of the Mani Rimdu festival and some dancing is taking place. On the approach to Tengboche we saw a musk deer. It […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 15

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Wednesday 8th November Last night I slept well although I was awake at the crack of dawn. The lodge did not start serving breakfast until 6 a.m. I had some delicious porridge and Tibetan bread with jam. Departure for Deboche was at 8 a.m. The path passed through several yersas (yak herding areas) before crossing […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 14

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Tuesday 7th November An early start was essential if we were to go to Kala Pattar and back, then subsequently to Pheriche or Dingboche. We were up at 6 a.m. and soon on our way. Initially, the path from Lobuche gently wanders up the ablation valley. At the end of the valley path we had […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 13

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Monday 6th November After waking at 5:30 a.m. I went outside to watch the sunrise over Ama Dablam. Yesterday’s walk had taken a lot out of me so I will give Chukhung a miss on the way back to Namche. There is not enough time to see both Chukhung and the Mani Rimdu festival. Peter […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 12

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Sunday 5th November It is my birthday today. I am 26 years old and certainly don’t feel any older. Paul and Peter gave me their best wishes, and I posed for a photo outside the lodge holding the ‘Happy Birthday’ sign. Paul listened to the football last night when he was in bed. He said […]

Trekking in Nepal- Everest Trek Schedule 11

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Saturday 4th November Last night I slept like a log. I had a much needed shave, washed my hair, and had breakfast. Marcia gave me directions to her hotel in Kathmandu so that we can meet up on 12th November. Paul, Peter and I agreed to leave for Dragnag, our overnight stop before tackling the […]