Costa Mesa, California

September 1, 2020

Namaste Family & Friends:

So, you don’t want to add a climb of Mt. Everest to your bucket list. Okay, I get it.

Can I at least convince you to get out of your comfortable chair, depart from your familiar city, state and country and travel to Nepal to experience the Himalaya first hand? Before you answer, watch the video of my trek from Lukla to Gokyo as part of the 2017 Burke Khang expedition.

There are thousands of Himalaya trekking trails in Nepal. They range through stunningly beautiful countryside which is full of history, culture and religion. They are easily accessible to everyone, from the experienced mountaineer to the weekend warrior. Trekking is also inexpensive when compared to other, less adventurous (and much less fun) endeavors. The people of Nepal are infused with kindness, peace and love. They welcome all visitors with open arms and open hearts. I don’t know anyone who has completed a trek in Nepal and not come back a changed and better person.

Do yourself a favor. Climb out of the box you are trapped in and enjoy life to the fullest. There is a wonderful world of adventure just waiting for you to answer the call.

If not now. When?


Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the ones you did do. 

So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor and catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore, dream, discover

Mark Twain

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(photos and videos courtesy of Bill Burke and teammates)