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kathmandukitten Lukla - A travel report by rebekah
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Everest base camp trek

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If you want to trek to Everest base camp then you will come across lukla sooner or later. It is the last airstrip before base camp (still another week and half away by foot) and is handy if you don't fancy the walk in or walk out from Jiri... which takes a week but helps you acclimatize. Lukla isn't the nicest of towns but supplies can be bought here for your trek and it's cheaper than the villages on route. Accomodation is cheap on the trek as long as you eat a meal in your lodge. If you don't have time for a trek (or the fitness) then walk for a day to Namache Bazaar, the last big town. It's a lovely place with plenty of walking potential short or long and is right in the heart of snow covered peaks. Laden Yaks and Trekkers from all over the world make this a really great town. The trek to the base camp has the most beautiful scenery ive ever seen and should really be in the top 10 of things to do before you die.

Favourite spots:
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Trek up Kala patar mountain and get a fantastic view of Everest, It's more than 3 miles above sea level!! Goyko Ri is also a trek worth doing and is so peaceful. You can get a magnificant view of the Himalayas and feel like you are on the top of the world!

What's really great:
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I had the most amazing shower of my life with a view of Ama Dablam (a fantastic looking mountain on route). The shower shed was freezing, the water was too hot to stand under and it was snowing, but it was beautiful and very relaxing!

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The further you get up the trek, the poorer the accomodation gets... but to be honest you just need a place to sleep by that point and don't really care. You may have to squeeze in with people, but the warmth is a good thing.

Other recommendations:
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There is a charity based in lukla and kathmandu called Porters Progress. Here you can hire a porter or kit out yours for a returnable deposit. Please pay them a visit and take heed of altitude sickness warnings. If you're really brave DIY and carry your own stuff, you'll feel very proud of yourself and won't have the guilt of seeing sherpa's with your heavy load.

Published on Friday October 10th, 2003

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Sat, Nov 19 2005 - 04:09 PM rating by nedkelly

I love the pics in this one.....well I loove the pics in all your reports but I guess Im a sucker for snowey capped peaks.... AWESOME !!

Wed, Aug 31 2005 - 04:06 AM rating by dipaks

Thank you for writing this big trekking of Nepal. Wonderful mountains pics, love it very much.

Tue, Jan 25 2005 - 11:24 AM rating by davidx

A very good report with outstanding pics.
Cheers, David

Thu, May 06 2004 - 05:15 AM rating by sven_ak


Tue, Apr 06 2004 - 06:22 AM rating by paulortw

Bore Da Rebekah, and a great page! I flew into Lukla on one of the bone rattling Russian helicopters they used to ship out hikers too sleepy to get a seat on a plane! I didn't make it to Base Camp though, but I saw enough to envy you having gone that far - no wonder they put the hot waer on for your shower, mine was freezing... :O)

Fri, Nov 28 2003 - 12:16 PM rating by whereisliz

After reading this report, it just makes me want to do this all the more... how incredible you are!!! Thanks!

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