Khumbu Trek 2010
My college friends Wes and Ellen invited me to join them on a trek through the
Mt. Everest region of Nepal. Since
had long been a dream of mine to see this part of the world, I jumped
at the chance. I joined a group of 16 "seniors" on a
trek through the Khumbu region.
The experience was so different from anything I had ever done before
that it is hard to write about it. This account, while
gives only the most superficial description of the daily
activities. This is supplemented by a number of brief
of some topics that characterized the whole experience.
In general the trek was more physically and mentally demanding than I
had anticipated. I was well prepared for the demands of
this was not the problem. But half way through the trip I got
sore throat, which went into a chest cold, which progressed into a
sinus infection, and finally a lingering cough. This made
everything much harder. Also, I was not prepared to spend 13
every night in my tent: it was mentally wearing and disrupted my
ability to get a good night's sleep.
On the other hand, the scenery was spectacular, the weather was mostly
great, and the people and sights of the Khumbu region were a great
pleasure. On balance, a great trip, but not one I would want
repeat without making some changes.
is not suitable for navigation,
but can be used to see the locations dicussed here.
Day By Day
Oct 27 Phakding
7 Phortse Tenga
Nov 12 Kathmandu
Cheerful and Helpful Staff
for Warmth at Dinner
Crowd of Trekkers
Larger versions of each photo is available by clicking on the
photo. This leads to a Picasa
in which all photos are geo-referenced, so you can see exactly where
the photo was taken.
Other members of our party have their own pictures and stories.
A GPS track record is available, so that you can see exactly where we
were at all times.
If you have any questions or comments, or notice any errors, please let
me know by sending email to the address given below.
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