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for: ‘NEPAL – Apr 2009’

The Expedition – Day 8 to 16

Apr 24, 2009 Day 8 to 16 Cities – Dole, Porche, Pangboche, Kjang-Juma, Namche, Phadking, Lukla Elevation – 4,100m (13,500ft) to 2,860m (9,400ft) Trekking Time – 1 week After deciding to skip out on the Cho-la pass and Everest Base Camp, our week of hard work was then followed by a week of relaxation in […]

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The Expedition – Day 7

Apr 15, 2009 Day 7 City – Gokyo Ri Elevation – 5,500m (18,100ft) Trekking Time – 5 hours This was it. This was what we had come to the Himalayas for. After a week of hiking, we were finally about to climb up towards a peak, the Gokyo Ri peak of all places. I was […]

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The Expedition – Day 6

Apr 14, 2009 Day 6 City – Gokyo Elevation – 4,800m (15,800ft) Trekking Time – 6 hours No more fucking around. The 2 easy (if you call 4 hours of hiking easy) days has made us feel a little sick and given us some problems, so maybe it’s time for a challenging day. Completing the […]

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The Expedition – Day 5

Apr 13, 2009 Day 5 City – Machermo Elevation – 4,400m (14,500ft) Trekking Time – 4 hours With little to no sleep the previous night, we reluctantly got up bright and early at the normal 6:00am rise. 2 hours of breakfast and fucking around brought us to after 8:00am before we actually hit the road. […]

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The Expedition – Day 4

Apr 12, 2009 Day 4 City – Dole Elevation – 4,100m (13,500ft) Trekking Time – 4 hours Altitude problems start becoming a possibility when you pass the 3000m mark in elevation, and the higher you go up the more likely you will be be affected. Everyone’s capability to adapt varies and there is no telling […]

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The Expedition – Day 3

Apr 11, 2009 Day 3 City – Khumjung Elevation – 3,800m (12,500ft) Trekking Time – 4 hours Waking up early again, we had breakfast in the lodge before strolling through the town. In Namche there is a market every Saturday where goods are brought up from Kathmandu, Jiri, or Lukla and everyone from the surrounding […]

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The Expedition – Day 2

Apr 10, 2009 Day 2 City – Namche Bazaar Elevation – 3,440m (11,350ft) Trekking Time – 6.5 hours After an early evening the night before, we are awaken by the sun beaming through the window at 6:00am. We have breakfast and then get ourselves ready for our climb. Sensing that the weight of her bag […]

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The Expedition – Day 1

Apr 9, 2009 Day 1 City – Phakding Elevation – 2,800m (9,200ft) Trekking Time – 4.5 hours At 4:30am, my alarm goes off on my mobile. It’s “Rise” by Eddie Vedder. Some might wonder why I would use a song that I like to wake me up from my peaceful sleep, but come on, it’s […]

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The Expedition – Day 0

Apr 8, 2009 Day 0 City – Kathmandu Elevation – 1,400m (4,600ft) Trekking Time – 0 When my friend Zita informed me that she was visiting Nepal and asked if I wanted to come with her, I replied “Sure, let’s go to Mount Everest!” She had no idea what I was talking about and I […]

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Kathmandu

Apr 8, 2009 First thing required when entering Nepal is a tourist visa.  Going through customs at the Kathmandu airport, I applied for the visa in person and received it 30 seconds later for a cost $40 US, which allows me multiple entries into the country for 30 days. Exiting the airport, I was immediately […]

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