Posts Tagged "Kathmandu"

Day 21 – Most Dangerous Aiport in the World

Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, the world’s most dangerous airport, is the stage for today’s events. A quick pack and breakfast preceded our hurry over to the “terminal.” The terminal building was a madhouse consisting of visitors waiting around while locals help to organize tickets, weigh and check bags, and shepherd…

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Day 4 (part 1) – Helicopter to Lukla

Day 4 (part 1) – Helicopter to Lukla

I woke up at 5:30am to finish preparing my 2 bags to drop off at 6am (1 duffel bag to be carried by Sherpas and Yaks up to Base Camp and the other to leave in Kathmandu during the trek). Luckily my duffel bag came in 1 kg under the…

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Planning for Day 4 – Flying to Lukla

Tomorrow we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and will finally begin trekking at long last. Here is the sequence of events for scheduling our travel to Lukla as it happened. Stay tuned (or consider following by email) for the Day 4 blog post for pictures and to find out what…

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Day 3 – The Holy Stupa

For our last day in Kathmandu my mom and I decided to visit the Boudhanath Stupa, locally referred to as the Stupa, which was just a short 7 minute walk from our hotel (see right for a picture of the top of the Stupa). A Stupa is a mound built over…

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Day 2 – Shopping in Thamel

In the morning, the guides for our trek stopped by each of the trekker and climbers rooms in order to check our gear for all the necessary equipment. As you might expect, this is more important for those that are attempting to summit because they will be experience such extreme…

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Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu

(note: days are tracked based on local time in Nepal, where the current time is 12 hours and 45 minutes ahead of PST) Kathmandu is a city like none I have ever visited before. After waiting in line to buy a 30 day visa for my mom and I and a 90 day visa…

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Day 0 – Flying to Nepal

The adventure has begun! At 11:40 EST we took off from Dulles airport travelling 14 hours in the air before landing in Doha, Qatar. With an 8 hour layover we had just enough time to get a ride to a nearby hotel, have some dinner, and try to catch some…

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