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Day 11 Namche Bazar-Deboche (3820m) 18/01/13  Yesterday I was lucky, Tracy (one of the Aussi dads) bought a medium pot of tea, it held about 12 cups of tea and I was given 4 of them for free (I think I upheld the British stereotype well). It was a fairly steady walk once we had … Continue reading Never End Peace And Love (11)

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Day 10 Monjo- Namche Bazar (3440m) 17/01/13 It’s becoming more and more of a struggle to get out of bed each morning as it gets colder and colder, it is that feeling of getting out of your nice warm cocoon which is your sleeping bag. Today we left at 08.00, we walked for an hour … Continue reading Never End Peace And Love (10)

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Day 9  Lukla- Monjo (2835m) 16/01/13 Today was more the sort of acclimatisation day I was expecting when I first started the expedition. We gained roughly no height but travelled several km up the valley. Along the way we crossed a number of cable bridges spanning the river, the longest was probably about 100m. Around lunchtime … Continue reading Never End Peace And Love (9)

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Day 8  Lukla again 15/01/13 The first night I have slept well since leaving England over a week ago.  I got up at 08.45 and I read for an hour before heading to the tourist office again to try and change the permit (you need a climbing permit for every different peak you climb).  Unfortunately it … Continue reading Never End Peace And Love (8)

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Day 7  There and back again 11/01/13 We left the tea house at 07.00 and had a steep 300m climb to reach the first pass of the day. We stopped to glug down some water but on inspection of my bottle it was full of sediment, I mean it was literally sediment with dashes of water, … Continue reading Never End Peace And Love (7)

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Day 6 The walking begins  Lukla-Karkarkading (4200m) 13/01/13 I had I rather large bowl of porridge for breakfast, almost too much to eat (which is saying something) and the standard cup of black tea. We headed off to the Lukla environment agency/ tourist office so we could register our trek, it opened a 09.00 but this being … Continue reading Never End Peace And Love (6)

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Day 5 Start of the trek   Kathmandu - Lukla 12/01/13 My alarm went off at 05.20 which left me enough time to get ready and leave by 05.45. At 05.40 I was downstairs ready and waiting for Aashman. Having not turned up at 0545 and after various phone calls from the hotel, at my panicked request, … Continue reading Never End Peace And Love (5)

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Day 4 Final preparations for the trek 11/01/13 After a rather lazy start at 09.00 I headed to the 'Snowman' along Freak Street which was recommended by Rough Guides made famous for where John Lennon wrote Kathmandu. The customer service was non-existent (literally nobody showed for 5 minutes) and it really wasn't anything special inside … Continue reading Never End Peace And Love (4)

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Day 3 Kathmandu 10/01/13 After another questionable night’s sleep I got myself out of bed at 08.00 and had some toast and tea on the sunny rooftop restaurant, a very pleasant way to start the day, listening to the rumble of traffic and searching for a glimpse of the Himalayas through the smog. Black tea … Continue reading Never End Peace And Love (3)

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Day 2 Kathmandu 9/01/13 My hotel room is quite nice as you would expect for $25 a night (I decided I would splash out the first couple of days until I have my plans sorted). I have a double bed but it was rather hard and I can say I have certainly had better nights sleep, … Continue reading Never End Peace And Love (2)