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From September 28 to October 31, 2002 I visited Nepal, spending 28 days of thattime on a trek, exploring the Solu-Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal. I summittedKala Pattar (5545m/18,192') which gave me spectacular views of the south andwest faces of Mt. Everest (8848m/29,028'), including its famous south col. Iclimbed Island Peak (6106m/20,033'), also known as Imja Tse, which involved atechnical ascent of a glacier and a steep snow slope. Of the 28 days on trek,10 nights were spent above 4,000 meters (13,120') of which two were at IslandPeak base camp (5087m/16,690').

The trek was put together by Canadian Himalayan Expeditionsout of Toronto. Local guides and staff provided by Overseas Adventure Trekking(OAT) based in Kathmandu, Nepal. My utmost thanks to Michael, Joe and Chris atCHE and to Padam, Jagat, Baboram, Kul, Lal, Pemba, Batam at OAT and to mypersonal porter Bat for an outstanding and most memorable adventure.

Day #DateDescriptionElevation Changes
1-3Sep 28-30Kathmandu 
 4Oct 1 Bus ride to Jiri4,600' -> 6,250'
 5Oct 2 Jiri to Shivalaya6,250' -> 7,810' -> 5,800'
 6Oct 3 Shivalaya to Bhandar5,800' -> 8,875' -> 7,200'
 7Oct 4 Bhandar to Sete7,200' -> 5,100' -> 8,450'
 8Oct 5 Sete to Junbesi8,450' -> 11,580' -> 8,775'
 9Oct 6 Junbesi to Nuntala8,775' -> 10,075' -> 7,200'
10Oct 7 Nuntala to Buspa7,200' -> 4,900' -> 7,700'
11Oct 8 Buspa to Surke7,700' -> 10,110' -> 7,675'
12Oct 9 Surke to Phakding via Lukla7,675' -> 9,405' -> 8,660'
13Oct 10 Phakding to Namche Bazar 8,660' -> 11,290'
14Oct 11 Namche Bazar acclimitization day11,290' -> 11,980'
15Oct 12 Namche Bazar to Khumjung11,290' -> 12,435'
16Oct 13 Khumjung to Phortse12,435' -> 13,030 -> 12,600'
17Oct 14 Phortse to Dingboche12,600' -> 13,975'
18Oct 15 Dingboche acclimitization day13,975' -> 14,200'
19Oct 16 Dingboche to Dughla13,975' -> 15,070'
20Oct 17 Dughla to Lobuche15,070' -> 16,175'
21Oct 18 Lobuche to Kala Pattar, back to Dughla16,175' -> 18,192' -> 15,070'
22Oct 19 Dughla recovery day 
23Oct 20 Dughla to Chhukung15,070' -> 13,975' -> 15,535'
24Oct 21 Chhukung to Island Peak base camp15,535' -> 16,690'
25Oct 22 Island Peak16,690' -> 20,033' -> 16,690'
26Oct 23 Island Peak base camp to Dingboche16,690' -> 13,975'
27Oct 24 Dingboche to Deboche13,975' -> 12,530'
28Oct 25 Deboche to Kyangsuma12,530' -> 12,450'
29Oct 26 Kyangsuma to Chumoa12,450' -> 9,515'
30Oct 27 Chumoa to Lukla 9,515' -> 9,350'
31Oct 28Lukla to Kathmandu 9,350' -> 4,600'
32Oct 29Kathmandu 
33Oct 30Kathmandu 
34Oct 31Kathmandu to Regina 

I have over 140 photos scanned in from my Nepal adventure. I will be addingthem to the web site as time permits. Be sure to check back regularly for newphotos. The photos will typically be between 25 to 40Kb in length. All of theimages were scanning using an HP Scanjet 3300c and reduced to 50% to decreasethe image size. I tried to balance the size of the image file with quality.

I also have some full size photo scans, but each image averages 70-90Kb so it can be prettyslow if you do not have a high speed Internet connection. The link will displaya page of thumbnails so you can choose which ones you want to see full size.

What's New?

March 30, 2003
Added pages for days 29 and 30.
March 2, 2003
Added pages for days 26 through 28.
Feburary 13, 2003
Added pages for day 25 at Island Peak.
December 22-26, 2002
Added pages for days 18 through 24. Added elevation changes to index page.
December 1, 2002
Added pages for days 15 through 17.
November 20-24, 2002
Added pages for days 4 through 14.
November 19, 2002
Created home page.

Revised: March 26, 2011