This is the summary of a presentation made at the Nepal Consul Sydney Australia to Invited guests from many Embassies and Travel Companies Launching Nepal Tourism Year 2011.
In Namche Bazaar, 3400 meters into the Himalayas of Nepal there is a small but ancient monastery. Attached to that monastery is a home and attached to the home is a hotel, Hotel Camp de Base. Nimatashi and Dolmachering Sherpa own this hotel. They have known me for nearly 25 years and call me brother. I am a part of their family and they are an important part of mine. But if they saw me dressed like this, (lounge suit) they wouldn't recognise me, because although this is who I am in Australia, this is more how I look after the long climb up from lukla. (change jackets into a trekking Goretex and cap.)
Three things I love about Nepal: There are a thousands things, but in order to keep this speech short and from my heart I have chosen three.
- That Nepal is by far the best five star trekking destination in the world. Trekking for Non Trekkers
- That Nepal is a land of transformation and healing.. Asia's best kept secret.
- And third, that Nepal has the untouched magic - a land of infinite surprises.
The walk up to the sacred lakes and then from lake three to the summit of Gokyo Re is a genuine and real achievement... just listen to these two wonderful people sharing their feelings on top.
Just a whole bunch of grabs and music bringing together a great snap shot of a famous trek.
Packing your daypack is a really important science... especially given that the rest of your gear goes to the next town without you.... and there's no supermarket on the way...
Choosing the right gear, not packing too much and being aware of the ridiculous cost of extreme gear that's not needed for one trek, this is what we're about here.
Choose your trekking gear well... here's part one of the three videos on gear
Some snappy footage and a great intro to Nepal 2011
Each year, in June celebrations come to life in the Himalayas of Nepal: It's Dumji and time for dance, wine and prayers for the upcoming year. Age old traditions and the families come out to celebrate