Saving Mount Evererst Clean-Up 2011 - Blog


Saving Mount Everest Clean-Up Expedition Support Team Arrives in the Khumbu Region

Namche Bazaar - The Gateway to Mt. Everest; Photo: Martin Edström

19 April 2011

The team did great with the trek and reached Namche Bazaar in about eight hours with very interesting weather conditions that kept changing – it was sunny and nice as we started but when we crossed Phakding (a small settlement on the way to Namche Bazaar from Lukla) it started raining heavily with hails so we had to wait till the hail stopped. The rain stopped after some 30 minutes and again started raining when we reached Monjo (another settlement on the way). The team decided to rest there for a while as the final trek to Namche Bazaar was going to be more difficult now. And suddenly the weather is again bright and sunny – It’s Everest region so I believe it’s going to be unpredictable for the rest of our trip.

On the trekking trail the team spotted very less litters scattered here and there. According to some local residents, people now are more aware than some ten years back and it was evident that the local people made efforts to keep the area clean. However, we are yet to know more about the local waste management system/mechanism from the Saving Mount Everest Project waste management experts. 

Blog by: Neelima Shrestha, PR Consultant, Saving Mount Everest Project

Saving Mount Everest Clean-Up Expedition Support Team

18 April 2011

After a long tedious wait of seven straight hours at the domestic airport in Kathmandu the Saving Mount Everest Clean-Up support team arrived in Lukla to start their trek to the base camp. The support team members include Prof. Kurt Luger, Chairperson, Eco Himal, Tommy Gustafsson, CEO, Steve Perryman Sport Travel AB of Sweden, Martin Edstrom, Photographer and Journalist from Sweden, Katja Adolphson, Phinjo Sherpa, Director EcoHimal Nepal and Neelima Shrestha Public Relations Consultant, Saving Mount Everest Project.

The Kathmandu-Lukla flight that was scheduled for 9:45 am departed only at 4:30 pm due to bad weather conditions initially in Kathmandu and then in Lukla.  However, the team members are glad that finally we landed in Lukla.

Tomorrow is a long day as the team plans to trek up to Namche Bazaar, 3440 m above sea level which is around eight hours of trek uphill.

Blog by: Neelima Shrestha, PR Consultant, Saving Mount Everest Project

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