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Neal Lever's Himalaya's Trek

The Himalayas


This is a report of Neal Lever's spectacular trip and walk to Base Camp of Mount Everest, a trip he made in February 2012. During the journey of a lifetime Neal met many new friends, walked in the footsteps of explorers and experienced sights many people can only dream of. Follow Neal's personal report on these pages which includes a good selection of superb photographs. They are an inspiration to all of us who love walking and value the amazing natural world we have.

In Neal's own word's he summarises his journey:

"High up above Kathmandu in the Himalayas stands the highest mountain in the world, Everest. It has always been a fascination to me throughout my life having read many books and watched countless TV programs about it. I like you, probably, are a keen walker and have travelled through much of our glorious country side and national parks. At the age of forty six I found myself in a position to fulfil my dream and walk to the foot of Everest. This is true account of my journey with all the ups and downs and the sheer wonderment on how so much beauty is crammed into one area. It is without a doubt the best thing I have ever done"

Stages of the trek:

Day Description Date (2012)
Ascent (m)
1 - 3 Flight, Katmandu and Team Meeting 10 - 12 February
4 Lukla to Phakding 13 February
5 Phading to Namche Bazaar 14 February
6 Namche Bazaar to Kyanjuma 15 February
7 Kyanjuma to Tengboche 16 February
8 Tengboche to Dingboche 17 February
9 Dingboche and Nangkartshang Peak 18 February
10 Dingboche to Lobuche 19 February
11 Lobuche, Everest Base Camp and Gorak Shep 20 February
12 Gorak Shep to Periche 21 February
13 Pereche to Tengboche 22 February
14 Tengboche to Phakding 23 February
15 Phakding to Lukla 24 February
16 Lukla to Kathmandu 25 February

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