Well, here i am, Sunday 19th March 2006. 4pm. Still packing and flying off tomorrow morning at 1.15am.
Managed to push myself close to 70kgs. I'm expecting to lose about 10kgs while i'm away.
At this stage, i'm planning to go for 11 months. Managed to save up a fair bit for this trip but depending on how much I spend, I might be forced into doing slave labour at some dodgey asian restaurants..
First stop is Kathmandu, Nepal. Doing the trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Its over 5000m so should be intersting how I go with the high altitude and lack of oxygen. As there will be no internet during my time there, I won't be updating until i get to my next destination, London. Lets hope all goes well. I've got plenty of US$20 bills to donate to (bribe off) the Moaist Rebels. And lets hope my Sherpa doesn't run off with my backpack. Apparently it happens a fair bit.
20/3/2006.Day 01. Kathmandu - 1340M
21/3/2006.Day 02. Kathmandu
22/3/2006.Day 03. Fly to Lukla(2840M) & Trek to Phakding(2800M)- Approx.4 hrs
23/3/2006.Day 04. Trek to Namche Bazzar(3440M)- Approx- 6 hrs
24/3/2006.Day 05. Trek to Syangboche, Rest/Acclimatization ,Back to Namche Bazzar- approx ¾ hrs
25/3/2006.Day 06. Trek to Thame Village & Monastery, Full Day Exploration (3 hrs Approx) (+$35)
26/3/2006.Day 07. Trek to Portse Tanga(3790M)- Approx 4/5 hrs
27/3/2006.Day 08. Trek to Dhole- Approx 3 hrs (+$35)
28/3/2006.Day 09. Trek to MachherMo(4470M)- Approx 4 hrs
29/3/2006.Day 10. Trek to Gokyo Ri (4750M) – Approx 4 hrs
30/3/2006.Day 11. Trek to Gokyo Peak (5463M) and Back to Gokyo Ri- apporx. 4 hrs
31/3/2006.Day 12. Trek to Dragnak- Approx 3 hrs
01/3/2006.Day 13. Trek to Cho-la Pass (5368M) & Trek to Dzongla(4860M)- approx 7 hrs
02/4/2006.Day 14. Trek to Labuche(5018M)- Approx 4 hrs
03/4/2006.Day 15. Trek to Gorakshep- Everest base camp (5364M)- Gorakshep(5170M)- approx 6 hrs
04/4/2006.Day 16. Trek to Kalapattar(5545M) & Trek back down to Labuche( 5018M)- approx 6 hrs
05/4/2006.Day 17. Trek to Chhukung and Trek to Dingboche(4350M)- Approx. 5 hrs
06/4/2006.Day 18. Trek to Tengboche(3860M)- Approx.4/5 hrs
07/4/2006.Day 19. Trek to Manju(2800M)- Approx 5/6 hrs
08/4/2006.Day 20. Trek to Lukla- 5 hrs
09/4/2006.Day 21. Fly to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel- (Approx.35-45 min scenic Flight)
Following Nepal, I'll be off to London, Canada, Japan, Korea, China, Mongolia, and Singapore.
Better get back to packing... I'll post next when I get to London.