Hello to everyone going on this trek!

Just wanted to say Hello to anyone/everyone who will be going on this trip with me this October. I'm Steve from Canterbury in the UK. It's been a while since I did any proper hiking. Every year I say to myself 'book a trip!' but life gets in the way and time goes by. So, really excited (and a bit worried) that I convinced myself to book this trip. It looks like it will be hard work but well worth it. The photos look amazing!

I'm busy now getting my visa and browsing stores for all the equipment we'll need - plenty of layers seems to be the main thing.

If you're going, please say Hi. It'll be great to make touch with you before we meet.

Which trek and what date are you going on Steve?

Hi Steve and others,

 

I am going on this trek and just wanted to say hello.  I am from Dartford in the UK.  I am really looking forward to this and it is my gift to myself for turning 21!

I cannot wait to meet you all :)

Hi, Helen. Nice to be able to say hello and good to know there's at least one other person going on this trip. Happy (belated) 21st! Looking forward to meeting you on the trip.

Myself, Melitsa and  Chrissie have the nickname the Himalayan Girl Trekkers, we are from Worcester and looking forward to the trek, with trepidation, as you say it is going to be very hard but worth every step. The weeks are flying by so quickly now, we are coming to the last few training walks hard to believe.  Look forward to meeting you at Heathrow

Bethan

Myself, Melitsa and  Chrissie have the nickname the Himalayan Girl Trekkers, we are from Worcester and looking forward to the trek, with trepidation, as you say it is going to be very hard but worth every step. The weeks are flying by so quickly now, we are coming to the last few training walks hard to believe.  Look forward to meeting you at Heathrow

Bethan

Hi,

Its nice to finally get to meet some people virtually, and I too have been hitting the gym in preparation and sorting out the last few bits of kit I might need.  Is anyone taking anything special kit wise?

Are you all flying from Heahtorw on the Friday because it would lovely to meet you so we can all do the transit through India together.

I am planning to get my Nepalese visa when we arrive at Kathmandu

 

Helen :)

Hello!! So good to hear from people  - at least I'll not be on this trek by myself. Yes, can hardly believe it'll be so soon. I'm hoping the weather will be decent in the parts we'll be walking. Some of the news reports from south Nepal look awful. For kit, top of my list is Imodium, Compeed blister patches and a large pack of chocolate biscuits. Other than that layers seems to be key. It's difficult to know how warm it'll be (might be hot and humid) but it certainly looks like it'll be cold for a least part of the hike. I bought myself a water reservoir thing to go in my rucksack. It took me most of a day to work out how to use it (I can be so dim sometimes). I'm told (but don't quote me) that you can cheaper gear out in Nepal as trekking is so popular, but I'm not relying on that. One thing I have noted we'll need is extra passport photos for the trekking passes. Or have I misread that? I was in London for the day recently so got my visa while I was there - it took about 10 minutes once I'd found the embassy, but yes, I hear it's no problem getting one at the airport in Nepal. Plus, that's where we can get some Nepalese currency.

Yes, please say hello if you see me at the airport. It might be easier to spot each other for the flight to Kathmandu, but maybe look me up on Facebook if you're on that (I've tried to be clever and add a link, but if it doesn't work, look-up BlimeySteve and shriek at the awful photo).

Really looking forward to meeting you all.

 

Steve

We are travelling from Heathrow so will look out for you on the flight. We are all obtaining our visas from the airport with currency. I sat by a girl last week whilst travelling back from Edinburgh she worked for a travel company and was on her way to Katmandu for 2 months, she said the supermarkets in Katmandu are great, the shops for all your trekking equipment and even pharmacies where you can get Diamox very cheaply. She said we will love it!

Will get Melitsa to look on facebook Steve.

See you both very soon.

Bethan

Hi,

 

I have three passport photos, one for the visa and two for the trekking permit.  I am taking sterling pounds and am going to get it changed out there.

I am taking some cererals bars and have been trying out various water purification tablets to see which one tastes the best.  I am going to take some hot chocolate sachets and some small squash.

I have tried to link my facebook as well, but did not do it as good as what Steve did, but feel free to have a look at me.

https://www.facebook.com/helen.smith.98284

 

I hope Exodus tell us what seats we are booked into and then I am going to post my row on here so on the flight to India we can go and find each other.

 

Only two weeks now.

Helen

Hi Helen not sure if we are on same trip we go on 20th October, I noticed you have posted only 2 weeks to go till your trip?

So today is the day of the deparure.  I am all packed and somehow managed to get it all in the Exodus bag.  I am going to check in at the aiport, a soppose to paying £30 to pre check in.  Please keep your eyes open for me on the plane, but if not I will see you in Kathmandu.

Helen

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