Elizabeth Hawley Biography – I’LL CALL YOU IN KATHMANDU.

I’LL CALL YOU IN KATHMANDU
The Elizabeth Hawley Story

She defied the conventions of her era: an American women on her own in Nepal for more than four decades, celebrated as the unofficial chronicler of Himalayan expedition climbing. Elizabeth Hawley Biography

• Based on extensive interviews with Hawley, celebrated mountaineers, and Kathmandu intimates, and full access to Hawley’s meticulous records and correspondence.
• Follows the development of Himalayan mountaineering and Nepal’s entry into the twentieth century.
• Details friendships with famed climbers Hillary, Messner, Bonington, Humar, Viesturs, and more.
• Foreward by Sir Edmund Hillary, who considers Hawley his closest link in Nepal.

One of the most important figures in Himalayan climbing may be someone who has never been to Everest Base Camp, and is not a climber. In 1960, a young American woman, Elizabeth Hawley, moved to Nepal as a reporter for Time, Inc. Initially sending home political dispatches from the kingdom, it wasn’t long before Hawley’s pen found its niche: mountaineering in the world’s highest places. She quickly became part of the Kathmandu scene, socializing regularly with an eclectic group of adventurers, climbers, royalty, politicians and entrepreneurs. Hawley is still in Kathmandu today and has been the unofficial chronicler of every detail of every expedition mounted from Nepal in the Himalaya from more than four decades.

What would motivate this single American woman, the product of a Midwest upbringing, to travel solo during this era to one of the most remote and enigmatic places on the globe? How did she command the respect of climbers from around the world (some of whom report fear of her sharp tongue and rigorous interview style)? How did she remain an authoritative figure for 40 years during the most intense climbing of this region—the “Golden Era of Himalayan Climbing”? What changes did she see take place in mountaineering and in the political landscape of this region?

Although the intensely private Ms. Hawley is an enigma even to those who know her well, I’ll Call you in Kathmandu reveals Hawley as a complex personality, with a rich personal life.

BERNADETTE MCDONALD is Vice President, Mountain Culture at the Banff Centre and Director of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. She is the co-editor of Voices From the Summit: The World’s Great Mountaineers on the Future of Climbing, and other titles.

256 pages, 30 b&w photos, 2 maps, hardbound, $24.95
ISBN 0-89886-800-9. BIOGRAPHY.
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Nepal Trekking: Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

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Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977.

This three weeks trek starts right from Besishahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manashlu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.

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The highest point of the trek is Thorungla pass 5416m.

The highest point of the trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day.

As we descend to the west at Muktinath from Manang, we continue to the the barren Tibetan like village of the kali Gandaki – the world’s deepest gorge passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After you cross the Thorung La pass from Manang to Muktinath the final seven days of the circuit trek are the same as the Jomsom Trek from Pokhara, but in reverse.

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Map – Map of Annapurna Range (click to enlarge)

Trip Facts
Tour Duration: 24 day
Group Size: 1 – 14 people
Destination(s): Nepal
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking
Season: September – June
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1550 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1607 US Dollar (USD)

Day 1: Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, Annapurna region 1and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. B.B.

Day 2: Drive Kathmandu to Besishahar (790m). About 5 hours scenic drive by car / van. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 3: Besishahar to Bahundanda (1310m). Today our journey starts at Besishahar, from where, the trail makes the climb to Khudi at 790m, we then reach the first Gurung village (many of Nepal’s Gurkha Soldiers are Gurungs). As we continue the from Khudi the trail offers fine views of Himalchuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli). It climbs to Bhulbhule at 825m; it then goes to Ngadi before reaching Lampata at 1135m and nearby Bahundanda at 1310m. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 4: Bahundanda to Chyamje (1400m). Today the trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070m from Bahundanda crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chyamje at 1400m. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 5: Chyamje to Bagarchhap (2160m). The day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trailverse crossing a wide, flat valley. The trail then climbs a stone stairway to 1860m till another stairway. The journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m.

There we find a stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. We then visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition Zone before the dry highlands. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 6: Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m). With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, & then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 7: Chame to Pisang (3300m). The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. We then cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300m. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 8: Pisang to Manang (3500m). Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut annapurna-circuit Pisang to Manangoff from the full effect of the monsoon by the Anapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks & raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784.

Leaving Pisang, we have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 9: Manang – Acclimatization day. Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend by doing some fine day walks and overviewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 10: Manang to Ledar (4250m). Today we leave Manang, & the trai makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Ledar at 4250m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 11: Ledar to Phedi or High camp (4600m). The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m we then climb up to Phedi at 4420m. At High Camp on the elevation of 4600m, we can recently found some good Guesthouses built. Your overnight stay will be there. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 12: Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath (3710m).annapurna-circuit-b
The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416m Thorung La pass, begins the day. We then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow.

It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 13: Trek to Tukuche (2600m). tukuche
This place is also nice settlements of more than 100 houses of Thakali people. It has also 2 monasteries, and one apple brandy factory. If you are interested to see how apple brandy are produced, you will be taken there.

Day 14: Trek to Ghasa (2100m).
Overnight at Guest House.

Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (1200m).
This place is famous for its hot spring. This is the best place to relax your body after a long days trek. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 16: Rest day at Tatopani (hot spring).
Overnight at Guest House.

Day 17: Trek to Ghorepani.
Overnight at Guest House.

Day 18: Hiking to Poonhill – back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani. Annapurna south from Poon-hill
This morning, we will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poon Hill. From here you will see superb view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and so on. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 19: Trek to Ghandruk (2000m.).
Overnight at Guest House.

Day 20: Trek to Pothana (1950m.).
Overnight at Guest House.

Day 21: Trek down to Phedi, and half an hour car drive to Pokhara.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 22: Drive back to Kathmandu by Private Car / Van – about 5 hours scenic drive. Overnight at hotel.

Day 23: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square). Overnight at hotel.

Day 24: Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. Farewell!

The price includes:
– Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off by car / Van / Bus.
– 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at deluxe hotel in Kathmandu.
– Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
– Best available accommodation during the trek.
– An experience Guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), porters (generally 1 porter for 2 pax), their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
– Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu by private car / van
– Annapurna conservation permit, Trekking Registration Certificate, and all necessary permits.
– 1 night accommodation in Pokhara (inclusive of Government taxes, breakfast, lunch & dinner).
– Tourist service charge, Vat.
– Office Service charge.

The price doesn’t include:
– Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
– Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
– International air fare to Nepal.
– Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu.
– Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal – approx. US$ 24.
– Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
– Tips for trekking staffs, driver etc.

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Nepal Trekking : GOKYO RI – CHOLA PASS – EVEREST BC TREK.

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CLASSIC GOKYO RI- CHOLA PASS – EVEREST BC TREK (27 NIGHTS/28 DAYS).

This trek cover whole places of Everest region and this is one of longest trek in Everest region. This trek gives one of best exploration of real Everest trek including few high pass (which is like climbing small peaks); cover whole ranges of Solukhumbu and Eveerst region. everest trek

Classic Gokyo Ri – Chola pass – Everest base camp – Kalapattar trekking trip includes tour of Kathmandu city which include complete sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley which includes Kathmandu Durbar Square (Known as Hanuman dhoka Durbar square or Basantapur durbar) including Kastamandap ( building made by one tree), Living goddess- Kumari House, Many temples including Shiva Parvati, Taleju Bhawani, Kaal Bhairav etc. We further visit to Swoyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa (the biggest stupa in the World) & Pasupatinath temple (Hindus temple). All these 4 Monuments of Kathmandu city is listed in UNESCO world Heritage sites and this is about 6 hours tour for second day of your trip.

This is the classic Gokyo RI- Chola pass- Everest base camp- Kalapattar trek. You will experience an unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural splendor. The immense contrasts in altitudes, type of vegetation and mix of lifestyles are the main highlight of this trek. One can enjoy beautiful mountains views, verdant terraces and Himalayan streams and water falls as the trail crosses through villages and landscapes covered by rhododendron, magnolia and giant forests. The mountains to be sighted during the trek are Gaurishanker, Number Himal, Kwangde, Twache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamsherku and Everest.

Everest and Lhotse from Gokyo Ri

The trek begins at Jiri (1905m). The trail heads eastward through the lovely forested hills of Solu and over the 3530m Lamajura Pass. Monasteries and uninterrupted mountain views lie ahead. The portion of the trek from Jiri to Lukla is often quiet and therefore much better trekking country. We cross the Lamjura La and Thaksindo before descending towards the raging river of the Dudh Kosi. We follow the “Dudh Koshi river” north through terraced hillsides and small villages to join the main Everest trail below Lukla.

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Classic Gokyo RI trek continue its last trekking places at Gokyo Ri which is one of best valley surrounded by high mountains covering with lakes. From Gokyo RI, one can hike to the top of Gokyo peak (5350m) and visit lakes. After Gokyo RI, trek will follow the next side of Everest base camp and Kalapattar via passing through high pass – Chola pass (5320m). This is one best adventure trek in nepal. During trek, the trail follow same way return back up to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

FACTS OF THE TRIP:

Trip Duration: 27 Nights/ 28 days
Activities: Trekking & Tour
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels in Cities, Lodges/Guest Houses in trek
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Type of Trip: Suitable for Private group, Family & Friends & Group join departure
Trip Grade: Moderate- Hard
Group Size: from 1 Person above
Transportation: Car/van/Hiace & domestic Flights
Service during Trip: Excellent- Deluxe
Maximum High Altitude: 5350m at Gokyo Peak
Per day walking/Hiking: 4- 7 hrs
Best Travel season: Mid September- Mid December & Mid February –June
Private Group Departure Dates: Everyday for Private group
Joining Group Departure Dates: Every Tuesday & Friday (Ex: Kathmandu)

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

* Sightseeing tour of  Historical, Cultural, religious UNESCO Heritages sites of Kathmandu city
* breath taking Domestic flight Experience
* Explore Sherpa villages, People & Cultures, religions & Lifestyle of more Ethnic groups
* Fantastic Mountain views above 6000- 8848 m peaks including world’s Highest peak- Mount Everest
* Trekking/Hiking Experience up to highest point- Gokyo peak( 5350m)
* Gokyo Valley Ri trek experience
*  Trek High pass- Chola pass( the best pass in Everest trek)- 5320m
* Famous trek to Kalapattar( 5545m) and Everest base camp( 5340m)
* Everyday 4-7 hrs Adventures & scenic walk though Sherpa Villages, Monasteries, Riversides, High hills, High passes
* opportunity to see flora and faunas of Everest region and Everest national park of Nepal

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
Day 01. Kathmandu- 1340M (Arrival day and Transfer to hotel) – Hotel
Day 02. Full Day sightseeing of KTM Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pasupatinath – Hotel (B/B)
Day 03. Drive to Jiri by Car/Van/Hiace (6/7 hrs) – Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 04. Trek to Shiva laya- 1810m (4/5 hrs) – Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 05. Trek to Bhandhar- 2250m (5 hrs) – Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 06. Trek to Sete-2520m (5/6 hrs) – Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 07. Trek to Junbesi Village-2580m (5/6 hrs) – Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 08. Trek to Nunthala-2200m (5/6 hrs) – Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 09. Trek to Bupsa- 2500m (5 hrs) – Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 10. Trek to Chablung-2700m (5/6 hrs) -Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 11. Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440M) – Approx- 6 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 12. Trek to Syangboche, Rest/Acclimatization and Back to Namche Bazzar- approx 3 hrs-Lodges (B/L/D)
Day 13. Trek to Portse Tanga (3790M) – Approx 4/5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 14. Trek to MachherMo (4470M) – Approx 4 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 15. Trek to Gokyo RI (4750M) – Approx 4 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 16. Trek to Gokyo Peak (5463M) and Back to Gokyo Ri- Approx. 4 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 17. Trek to Dragnak- Approx 3 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 18. Trek to Cho-la Pass (5368M) & Trek to Dzongla (4860M) – approx 7 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 19. Trek to Labuche (5018M) – Approx 4 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 20. Trek to Gorakshep (5170M) – Approx 3 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 21. Trek to Everest base camp (5364M) – Gorakshep (5170M) – approx 6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 22. Trek to Kalapattar (5545M) & Trek back down to Pheriche (4280M) – approx 6/7 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 23. Trek to Tengboche (3860M) or Khumjung – Approx.4-6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 24. Trek to Namche or Manju (2800M) – Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 25. Trek to Lukla- 5 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 26. Fly to Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel, relax day after Long Trip- Hotel (B/B)
Day 27. Reserve day (Incase flight cancelled due to Bad weather). Or tour of Patan & Bhaktapur city (consult with us for special cost) or day as your own. – Hotel (B/B)
Day 28. Departure to Airport and Back to Home. (B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast
B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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Nepal Trekking – Langtang Valley Trek.

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Langtang Trek – Langtang Valley Trekking.

The Langtang valley trekking is great trek in Nepal. Langtang valley treks also called “the valley of glaciers trek”. Mountain View is excellent and surrounding spectacular views of mountains. On either side of valley, mountains rise, soaring in to the sky. The valley offers pain forest, slow moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow- capped peaks.. In the upper part of valley there are snow bridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lake with icebergs floating on them and water of crystalline brightness. There are also high mountains of solid ice.

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Langtang Trek – Langtang Valley Trekking.

Langtang valley trek is on the area of Tibetan culture and home of Yak. The trek starts from Dhunche or Syabru Bensi and ends at Dhunche or Syabru bensi again. From Sybru Bensi, you will follow the Langtang River to the east until you get to Kyanjin Gompa (3,049.). When you arrive in Kyanjin Gompa we recommend you to stay one extra day for the climb Tserkuri (5184m) from where you see nice view of the Himalayas.

Langtang valley trek route have good network of teahouse lodge facilities so you can arrange teahouse basis trek or camping (tent camp) trekking as your wish. Langtang valley trek is easy trekking that means Langtang valley trek is not so difficulty trekking where any one possible to make successful their journey to the Himalaya. Langtang valley trekking itinerary we will deign short or long as trekkers demand.

Permits for Langtang valley trekking only apply to have Langtang National park entry permit it cost RS 1000 per person and Trekkers’ information management system (TIMS).

Facilities:

Langtang trekking itinerary we make short and long as your demand. This Trekking area has good Trekkers lodge (Teahouse) facilities Managed by Langtang Hotel / lodge management committee and tented camping trip also can be organized. Lodge management committees make good camping site for the tent camp.

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Langtang Valley Trekking Itinerary:

Option No: 01 Langtang valley Trekking Itinerary.

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Kathmandu to Dhunche Bazaar (2030m)
Day 04: Dhunche trek to Thulo (big) Syabru (2200m)
Day 05: Thulo Syabru Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m)
Day 06: Lama Hotel Trek to Langtang (3541m)
Day 07: Langtang Trek to Kyanjing Gompa (3900m)
Day 08: Day trip to Tserkori (5184m) return Kyanjing Gompa
Day 09: Kyanjing Gompa Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m)
Day 10: Lama Hotel trek to Syabru Bensi (1450m)
Day 11: Syabru Bensi drive bus to Kathmandu
Day 12: Free day for shopping or relax
Day 13: Drive to airport for return flight

Option No: 02 Langtang valley Trekking Itinerary.

Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner
Day 02 Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 Drive to Syabru Bensi (1450m)
Day 04 Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m)
Day 05 Trek Hotel to Langtang (3541m)
Day 06 Trek to Kyangjing Gompa (3900m)
Day 07 Day trip to Tserkori (5184m) Langshisa (4100m)
Day 08 Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m)
Day 09 Trek to Sybru Bensi (1450m)
Day 10 Drive to Kathmandu/ Hotel
Day 11 Free day for shopping or relax
Day 12 Drive to Airport for flying your own destination

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Nepal Trekking: Everest Panorama – Photographic Tour 2009.

Features – unique photographic opportunities in the spectacular high Himalaya (including a Everest Pan_2009Sherpa’s-eye view of four of Nepal’s 8000m peaks), expert local guides, western doctor, and comfortable, warm tea-house accommodation.
Level of Fitness – Good, should be able to walk up steep hills. Some long days.
Altitude – much of the trek will be at and above 4000m. Highest point 5413m
Temperature – late Autumn cold (daytime 10-15C, night -5C)
Minimum Group Size – 5 (must be confirmed no later than September 8 )
Maximum Group Size – 10
Country/Region: Nepal
Area: Everest Region
Season: 20 Nov / 8 Dec 2009

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View Everest and the surrounding Himalaya from favourite Sherpa viewpoints in the spectacular Thame and Gokyo Valleys. From jagged, snow-capped peaks, to Nepal’s largest glacier pouring down from the flanks of Mt Cho Oyu (8018m). Flying into Lukla we hike up to the Sherpa Capital of Namche Bazaar, visit the Hillary Hospital and Schools in the nearby villages of Kunde and Khumjung . Then we turn off the tourist trail and into the stunning Gokyo Valley – flanked by soaring peaks and turquoise lakes we will go to the some of the best and least visited Everest viewpoints in the Khumbu. We will then cross the beautiful Renjo La Pass and visit the monasteries of Thame, looking up to the still used Tibetan trading route of the Nangpa La (Pass).
This walk is designed to take you to some of the most incredible mountain scenery in the world, with the time to acclimatise safely and to be able to stop, absorb the view and take your photos. You will be accompanied by both highly experienced local Sherpa guides and an Australian guide/doctor.

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Accomodation will be in comfortable teahouses and porters will be provided to carry your personal belongings and extra photographic equipment (in accordance with the Porter Protection Society Guidelines).

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Brief Itinery
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu – greeted at the airport and escorted to your accomodation at the Tibet Guest House in Thamel (link). Group dinner provided.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing – Boudinnath, Pashaputinath, Swayambbunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square. Escorted by our guide you may choose any or all of these sights to visit.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla – hike to Phakding. Accomodation in teahouse
Day 4: Hike to Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Acclimatisation Day/Hike to Kunde/Khumjung for photos/visit to Hillary hospital and school.
Day 6: Hike to Dole in Gokyo Valley
Day 7: Hike to Macchermo
Day 8: Hike to Gokyo
Day 9: Gokyo Ri/ Rest Day
Day 10: Hike to 5th Lake/ Everest-Cho Oyu Viewpoint return Gokyo
Day 11: Cross the Renjo La to Lungde
Day 12: Hike to Thame/ Monastery
Day 13: Rest Day
Day 14: Monjo
Day 15: Lukla
Day 16 Kathmandu
Day 17-18 Kathmandu (allows for flight delays out of Lukla)
Home: guides will take you to the airport for international departures

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First Aid Certification by Blake Herrington.

Author of post :  Blake Herrington.

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Last summer I joined my friend Sol Wertkin on a new route in Central Cascades of Washington State.

I wrote an article about our trip, and it was just published in the Washington-based outdoorsy magazine, Adventures Northwest.If you are in the area, you can get a copy of this magazine for free at places such as climbing, hiking, biking, or paddling shops, as well as supermarkets and college campuses.

I scanned the article and posted it online, visible by clicking these thumbnail images:

The climbing world (Colorado in particular) has been in a state of shock over the deaths of Jonny Copp, Micah Dash, and Wade Johnson, apparently caused by an avalanche in China. I had never met two of the climbers, but had seen Micah give a slideshow and climbed with him for a fun day in Red Rocks this past March. A more enthusiastic and excited climber could not be found.

* Source :  – http://blakeclimbs.blogspot.com/

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Beginner’s Guide to Climbing – Rock Climbing Gear List.

Rock climbing gear can be expensive, but you can buy in these small packages as your skill improves.Climbing with Mike _200

by Mike

ROCK CLIMBING GEAR LIST — This is a simple rock climbing gear list of essentials you will need to get started climbing. You will also want to add to this list from the Basic Gear List.

Bouldering

• Climbing shoes
Chalk Bag & Chalk
Crash Pad
Toothbrush (for cleaning chalk encrusted holds)
Snacks & Water

Indoor Climbing

• Harness
Chalk Bag
Belay Device & Locking Carabiner
Climbing Shoes
Backpack

Sport Climbing – Same as Indoor Climbing, but add:

• Quickdraws (10-12)
Rope (10.5mm X 60 M)
Rope Bag
60 cm Nylon or Spectra Slings (1-2)
120 cm Nylon or Spectra Slings (1-2)
Oval or Locking Carabiners (2-3)
Helmet

Traditional Climbing – Same as Indoor and Sport, but add:

• 1-2 Sets of Stoppers
1 Set of Hexes
1-2 Sets of Camming Devices
10 or more 60 cm Nylon Slings
20 or more Carabiners
20 Feet of Tubular Webbing
Cordelette (7 mm X 20 Feet Accessory Cord)
Nut Tool (for those stuck pieces)

* Source : – http://www.outdoorswithdave.com/climbing/rock_climbing_gear_list.htm

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