Wanderlust Women’s Everest Trek – an invitation.

Wanderlust Women’s Everest Trek – an invitation.

Okay ladies – we’re on!

The presence of your amazing company is requested.

Occasion: Everest Circuit & Cho La Trek

Date: March/April 2015

Place: The Himalayas

BYO: Your sense of adventure, your zest for life and a determination to succeed in whatever challenge you set yourself.

I’m going back.

Next March/April I’ll be heading back to Nepal to do another Everest trek and this time I’m taking with me a group of ladies. Together with Shelley from Brice & Turner Travel Associates we’re putting together a group of Wanderlust Women and we’re going to tackle the Everest Circuit & Cho La.

You don’t need to live in Australia to take part in this trek – we’ll be meeting up in Kathmandu, so I’m hoping to find a few of my overseas blogging friends putting their hands up for this.

The Trek

This is a 22 day trip that includes a couple of days in Kathmandu at the beginning and end of the trek. We’ll be staying at the Radisson Hotel in Kathmandu (so, a little luxury to come back to after the trek) and we’ll be taking a sightseeing tour around the city. We’ll visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath and there’ll also be time for us to wander around Thamel.

The trek itself will take 18 days – we’ll fly up to Lukla at 2,800 metre in a Twin Otter aircraft and then begin our trek through the lush lower slopes of the Himalayas as we head up towards Everest.

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As we ascend above 4,000 metres our surroundings will change as the terrain becomes more barren and more uniquely beautiful, we’ll be in the presence of some awe inspiring mountains as they look down upon us and watch our progress.

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The Everest Circuit and the crossing of the Cho La Pass will provide magnificent views of the highest mountains on the planet – Everest, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. We’ll look down on the stunning, green, glacial Gokyo Lakes and we’ll ascend Gokyo Ri (5,483m) and Kala Pattar (5,545m).

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Why should you come with us?

Simple really, why wouldn’t you?

This will be an unforgettable experience and a privilege to be part of. We’re about to take a group of women where they’ve never gone before – literally and metaphorically.

We’re about to harness that wanderlust and that sense of adventure, that lies dormant in so many of us, and take a leap way out of our comfort zone.

We’re going to have fun.

We’re going to laugh together and cry together.

We’re going to encourage and empower one another.

We’re going to prove to ourselves that we can do it.

We’re going up into the Himalayas.

You’re interested, right?

Places on this amazing trip are limited so:

Let it swirl around in your head for a day or two, go to bed thinking about it, wake up in the morning thinking about it.

Think about the experience you’ll have, think about the feeling of standing amidst the highest mountains on the planet and the sense of achievement you’ll feel when you succeed.

Then do something about it!

Next step – if you’ve got any questions whatsoever, if you’d like a bit more information or if you’d like to book your spot.

Contact me through the form on my contact page or ask me in the comments section below.

Or, contact Shelley at Brice & Turner Associates (and mention this blog post).

shelley_brice@travel-associates.com.au

Freecall 1800 605 044

or phone 08 9304 2933

Remember.

There’s lots of clichés I could use here, but we all know that life’s short and we need to make the most of it, Mark Twain was a smart guy when he told us that

              it’s the things in life that we don’t do

                                                           that we’ll come to regret.

I’ll leave you with this thought from Sir Edmund Hillary:

IT IS NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER

BUT OURSELVES.

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Hi I’ve been wanting to do this trek for a while now but for different reasons have not been able to. Have been looking to do it in March 2015 now. What kind of costs would be involved if I were to do it with your group?

    Reply
    • Hi Liza, great to hear from you and this is a trip well worth doing. I’m not sure what part of the world you’re in, but as I said, we’ll all meet up in Kathmandu so you can come from anywhere. The cost will be $3,190 (Aust dollars) plus airfares (single supplement available). This includes ALL accommodation (3 nights at the Radisson in Kathmandu, 9 nights camping in permanent campsites and 9 nights in eco lodges), all meals on the trek, fully supported camping with guides who are fully trained in remote wilderness first aid. We will take our own cook with us to prepare 3 wholesome meals each day and porters who will carry out kit bags, all we carry are our day packs.

      It would be great to have you with us and if you want to book, let me know or call Shelley at Brice & Turner 08 9304 245 or email her on shelley_bryce@travel-associates.com.au

      Reply
  2. I would love do this trek, but after hearing about my son attempting to do this two years ago and him suffering terribly with altitude sickness, I don’t think I would be game enough. I hope you have an unforgettable expedition.

    Reply
    • Hi Kathy – I can understand your concern, but with the right training and the right management of the altitude it’s perfectly possible to do it. I didn’t suffer at all with altitude sickness last year and the company we are going with train all their guides every year in remote wilderness first aid. The main thing is to take it slowly and have enough acclimatisation days. If you change your mind …. you know where we are :-)

      Reply
  3. Oh wow, I’d love to go back to Nepal and do this trek. I’ve done the Annapurna Sanctuary but years ago and we lived in Nepal (Kathmandu and Mugling) for nearly two years – I’m not sure that I could swing it … but you’ve certainly tempted me. I’ll link to your post in a travel related one as soon as I can :)

    Reply
    • Hi Jo – it would be great if you could make it, it won’t be easy but I can promise it will be rewarding. I’d be really grateful for a link – thankyou.

      Reply

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