Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 10

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Friday 3rd November I don’t know whether it was the thrill of the impending adventure or not, but I was awake at 1:30 a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep. In the short time I had been asleep I dreamt that I was playing cards with the others. Being at altitude makes me have vivid […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 9

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Thursday 2nd November The day got off to a bad start when Jill discovered Tania suffering from AMS. Tania did not look well at all. She showed the classic signs of ataxia; loss of co-ordination, making her look drunk. Her speech was slurred, her eyes glazed over, and we were all very concerned. AMS can […]

Trekking in Nepal – 8

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Wednesday 1st November We made it to Gokyo today. From Machermo we walked over the ridge down the gentle slope to Panka. The path leads to where the high moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier meets rock walls. Beyond Panka there is a rocky road that leads to a wooden bridge over an icy stream. The […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 6

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Monday 30th October I slept badly, tossing and turning, throughout the night. Apparently Peter says that I put my arm round him during the night. I couldn’t remember doing that. But we had a laugh about it and the others took the mickey out of me. Today we walked from Dole to Machermo. Leaving Dole, […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 5

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Sunday 29th October I had a beautiful night’s sleep, my best one yet. There was a light covering of frost and it was quite chilly outside. After breakfast there was time for a nice hot shower. It was about 10 a.m. when I left Khumjung. Just past the large chorten at the end of the […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 4

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Saturday 28th October This morning I woke up at the unearthly hour of 4 a.m. Patrick, Paul and John were also up. For breakfast we had porridge, omelettes and toast. Outside, we could see the market getting underway. At the table, the topic of discussion was which route we would take: Gokyo or Kala Pattar. […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 3

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Friday 27th October We are staying in Namche for two nights to aid the acclimatisation process. There is no point rushing about. When you have come out this far you should take your time and enjoy what the Himalaya has to offer. It is certainly true that you have wild dreams at high altitude. As […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 2

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Thursday 26th October When I woke up, my shoulders ached but apart from that I was fine. I am glad that I am reasonably fit. This can be attributed to my training programme before coming here. For the past six weeks I ran four miles up and down a steep hill at home several times […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 1

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Wednesday 25th October I woke early this morning, 6 a.m. to be precise. It must have been the excitement. Before getting up I read Jamie McGuiness’s book and made a few notes and alterations to my planned itinerary. It took me ages to shave because I was using my travel shaver for the first time […]

Trekking in Nepal – Arrival 3

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Tuesday 24th October The British Embassy was the first port of call. Details of my planned itinerary were left here in case of an emergency. Then a taxi took me to Bodhnath, the largest stupa in Nepal and among the largest in the world. It is the religious centre for Nepal’s considerable population of Tibetans. […]