Photo from Phakding

April 9, 2009 Namche Bazaar Namaste Family & Friends. I am writing this from the cybercafe in Namche Bazaar.  The climb from Phakding to Namche Bazaar took about 5-1/2 hours, with an elevation gain of about 2,700 feet. The elevation gain is actually much more because the route is up and down.  The weather was overcast most […]


Audio Report 4/8/2009

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Political Developments in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal April 6, 2009 In previous posts, I have reported on the political situation in Tibet, which resulted in the closure of the North side of Mt. Everest in 2008 and the closure of the North side once again this year.  Politics has been in the news in Nepal as well. On April 11, 2008, while […]


My Meeting at the Ministry of Tourism

Kathmandu, Nepal April 6, 2009 I just returned from my meeting at the Ministry of Tourism, and I thought I should share the experience with you.  When Dawa Steven Shepa, the Managing Director of Asian Trekking, asked me to serve as the 2009 Eco Everest Expedition Leader, he told me I would need to attend a […]