Nepal
Phakding

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  • Day4

    Trekking Tag 1: Flug nach Lukla

    October 25 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Um 5 Uhr morgens wurden wir vom Hotel abgeholt und zum Flughafen Kathmandu gebracht. Hier ging unser Flug nach Lukla, planmäßig um 6 Uhr. Kurz nach 6 Uhr konnten wir ins Flugzeug - eine kleine Propellermaschine einsteigen. Auch hier war es noch nicht sicher, ob wir nach Lukla kommen: In Kathmandu lag viel Nebel, und alle Maschinen nach Lukla fliegen auf Sicht. Kurz vor halb 7 startete das Flugzeug und wir flogen Richtung Himalaya. Weiterhin war unklar, ob wir wirklich ankommen, aufgrund einiger Wolken. Nach ca. 25 min erreichten wir Lukla, und erst hier war klar: Hier ist es wolkenlos - wir können landen!
    Knapp 500m Landebahn bergaufwärts, direkt dahinter ein Berg - aber eine tolle Landung.
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  • Day4

    Trekking Tag 1: Lukla - Phakding 2610m

    October 25 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Nach einem schnellen Tee in Lukla ging es schon los: von Lukla (2800m) nach Phakding (2610m), etwa 12 km. Vorbei an unzähligen Hunden und Träger-Esel, mit Blick auf die ersten 6000m Berge und den Fluss.
    Wir erreichten Phakding bereits kurz nach 10Uhr und konnten uns den restlichen Tag ausruhen.
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  • Day3

    Kathmandu

    September 6, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    Today we went on a day trip to Bhaktapur which is one of the royal areas I believe.
    Struggling HARD with the Nepalese accent 😓
    So to cut the story short totally not worth the money. 1500 rupees each to enter and $25USD for the tour guide and bus.
    The guide was not good and was on a fucking mission. No real time to stop and actually look.

    It was just a city.

    The highlights of the tour (we went with Lucy and George) were seeing the tallest temple of Nepal, all the small children coming up and saying Namaste, seeing where the royal family took baths, and seeing how local craft is made. We went to a wood making shop (like fancy chests and stuff) , paint shop and watched ladies making pottery.
    We also saw the inside of some Hindu temple. Some fancy shit, you couldn’t take photos, and it had armed guards. You couldn’t enter if not Hindu. We could look through the door though.
    A lot of this city (was a city more than anything) was dilapidated. It had spots of complete beauty though.
    Saw a cool well full of green plants.

    I find it bemusing that the children all dress so smartly in school uniforms yet live in a shit hole.
    It doesn’t match.

    After the tour we had lunch at a rooftop bar. Had a great time and lots of laughs!

    George bought a ridiculous Nepalese hat and wore it all day lol he also INSISTS on speaking Nepalese but I’m 99% he says it wrong cause they dont seem to understand or they laugh.

    We went home and had a nap.

    Had our team meeting. Really like everyone.
    We have Tom, Helen, Anita, George and Lucy.

    We got given all the gear we hired - 1 sleeping bag, walking poles, down jackets and sleep mattress things.

    We also got an Ian Taylor trekking hat.

    I hate my fucking duffel bag. It’s a total cunt 😂
    Can’t fit shit cause I got stuff in packing cubes which I swear by but in this situation it’s not workin so good. 😅 Need help closing my bag every-time. 😪
    Got to bed late - like 10:30. Supper stressed cause it’s a 4:15 start.
    Big day tomorrow!
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  • Day439

    EBC Tag 1 : Phakding - 2610m

    November 8, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Schlappe 7,5 km bis Phakding erwarten uns heute. Ein Spaziergang.

    Aber mit wenig Schlaf und in den neuen Schuhen reicht das auch.

    Nachmittags kommen wir in dem Dörfchen an und sobald wir uns nicht mehr bewegen, frieren wir wie Schlosshunde.
    Wir sind an Hitze gewohnt. 30°+ sitzen wir mittlerweile entspannt ohne ab ohne zu schwitzen.

    Aber die 0-10 Grad hier kommen uns vor wie sibirische Kälte.

    Geheizt wird nicht, also bleibt nur der Schlafsack.
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  • Day34

    Phakding

    October 14, 2016 in Nepal ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Der erste Tag war zum Einlaufen genau richtig. Die Rucksäcke sind mit 24 und 15 kg ok (meiner ist zu schwer und Tina's zu leicht😀). Aber nichts im Vergleich was die wahren Meister hier tragen. Großformat Teakholz Spanplatten 8 Stück zusammengebunden. Pro Platte so ca. 10-12 kg.

    Wir wollten eigentlich bis Monjo, aber nachdem es am Nachmittag zu regnen begann und uns ein netter Lodgebesitzer für 2€ pro Nacht im Doppelzimmer mit Bad angeboten hat, war alles klar. Das Zelt bleibt wo es ist, nämlich im Rucksack.
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    Susanne Weber

    Die armen bandscheiben😳

    10/14/16Reply
     
  • Day5

    Runter kommen sie alle

    May 12, 2018 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    I survived Lukla Airport! :) Die Twinotter hat uns an den Start gebracht, einen ersten Blick in der Himalaya gegeben und das Tor zur einem weiteren Abenteuer geöffnet. Der erste Trek Tag ist vorbei, es ging hauptsächlich bergab, ein erster Vorgeschmack kommt morgen. Das ständige Trinken (4-5l Wasser) nervt ein wenig, muss ja irgendwie auch wieder raus. Heute die erste Teahouse Nacht auf 2700m Hoehe, schon ein wenig kalt ...aber da kommt ja noch einiges mehrRead more

    JohBerger

    Super Fotos, I Love Nepal! Anapurna-Trek war fantastisch.

    5/14/18Reply
     
  • Day10

    Paiya to Phakding

    April 20, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    -Elevation 2610 m

    Today we walked 14 km and my slightly sore throat has developed into an upper respiratory infection. We have finally hit the main trail to Everest Base Camp and there are many more tourists on this trail. It is very different than what we've experienced so far. As grueling and difficult as these days have been, it was lovely to see the less touristy side of Nepal.

    The people here are amazingly tough. They have to be because they carry everything they need for many miles. Apparently, all supplies are trucked into Phaplu, where we started, and then carried everywhere else. It's taken all our strength to walk from Phaplu with just a day pack on our backs, never mind some of the loads we've seen people carrying. You just cannot match the toughness of these people.

    We stayed in a very upscale teahouse in a room with its own bathroom sporting a western toilet and a shower. The tea house had a large dining area but the food was the same as we experienced all along.
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    Marny Dalglish

    You are all amazing. So enjoying following you all on such an wonderful adventure. Janet stay well and look after that cold.

    5/1/17Reply
     
  • Day94

    Camp de Base de l'Everest (partie 6)

    April 10, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    6eme jour: Paiya -> Phakding
    Ça y est aujourd'hui nous dépassons la ville de Lukla (la fameuse ville ou tous les trekkeurs arrivent par avion, d'ailleurs c'est la piste d’atterrissage la plus dangereuse au monde...)Read more

  • Day7

    Quest For Everest - Day 2 - Part 1

    December 10, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ 🌙 2 °C

    We were awake at 4am for our departure to lukla airport, known as the most dangerous airport in the world due to its location and short runway. I have to say it was a really pleasant flight, the scenery was stunning, flying so close to the mountains with a view of snow capped mountains in the distance was a memory I will never forget.

    We landed at lukla, had breakfast and headed on our way to our first sleepover - Pkakding (2610m)
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  • Day7

    Quest For Everest - Day 2 - Part 2

    December 10, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ 🌙 2 °C

    We left Lukla (2840m) on a 3 hour trek towards Phakding (2610m) which means we actually lose 230 metres. it was a relatively easy trek with a few hard bits but I guess a warm up for tomorrow. Slight headache with the altitude but nothing to worry about.

    We crossed our first of many suspension bridges. These are high!! And sway!! Very well built though so felt safe.

    The shading views around me mixed with lines of cows and people randomly saying namaste is just incredible.

    I’m looking forward to what’s coming up!

    Tomorrow is a long day, an 11km trek taking 7 hours and gaining an elevation of 830 metres
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