After months of preparation, today I leave for Nepal

Dearest friends:

Today, I am leaving Toronto and heading 11,920 km away…to Kathmandu, Nepal.

First, I want to thank you for your encouragement over the last few weeks.  This gives me additional motivation for what’s to come.

Foremost, I want you to know that I will carry very deep in my heart your heartfelt advice to remain cautious on Everest so that I can come back safely to your company.

The flight duration to Kathmandu will be 17 hours, with an additional 5 hour layover in Istanbul, Turkey.  I am set to arrive in Kathmandu early morning Monday.  The time difference between Toronto and Kathmandu is +9.45.


Already equipped with my entry visa, I intend to head to Nagarkot, WikiTravel-Nagarkot  Lonely planet – Nagarkot, 32 km of Kathmandu and on the fringe of the Kathmandu valley.

In Nagarkot, I will catch…and capture with my old faithful Nikon D-7000…. my first real sights of the Himalayas.


After gently testing my trekking legs and equipment for a few days around Nagarkot, I will make my way back to Kathmandu via Dhulikhel Lonely Planet – Dhulikhel .

'Ok, this is far enough into the wilderness. My phone just died.'

In Kathmandu, I will meet my fellow trekkers.  My trek to Everest Base Camp is set to start October 14.

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