You Are A Monkey I am A Monkey. Daily Vlog: 20

Daily Vlog: 20

Namche to Ghat.

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Saying Farewell to one of my favourite towns in Nepal

We wake early and hit the trails heading down the massive decline from Namche to Ghat. We walk passed a stone building that I watched getting built when we passed through on the way up the mountain only a couple of weeks ago. It was impressive to see how fast the local Nepalese people had built this Tea House, the fact that it was built by hand was amazing. I have been in the building industry for a while now and I have never seen something built so fast. I think that us Australian Trades People need to take a leaf out of the Nepalese book here and pull our heads in. These people had hand built a two story building in a couple of weeks with no power tools and equipment other than hammer and chisel. We have all the equipment under the sun and take 6 or months to build a single story house??? That is with out taking into account that they are at a massive 3500m above sea level.

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Hand Built Tea House

 

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Altitude Kills. A real Warning

I have absolutley loved being up in the Himalayas, being in a remote natural environment is where i feel most at home. Looking out over the mountains and not seeing any big sky scrapers, no pollution, you can see for miles, is just refreshing. However one thing that really annoys me up here is the rubbish. This area see’s a huge amount of trekkers and adventure travellers, which you would think come to this region for the natural environment, you think they would be a nature love, an environmentalist or just want to keep the place beautiful so that there children could visit and it will still be amazing? But for some reason this is not the case. There is rubbish everywhere, trekkers please pick up your rubbish! The entire way up the mountain there are rubbish bins, they are clearly marked and on the paths, so use them. The day that we returned to Gorak Shep from Base Camp we picked up 2 full bags of rubbish in an 2 hour walk, that included the huge hessian bags we used to carry the rubbish. So please I urge you to keep this magical place clean, keep it beautiful for generations to come, keep it natural and breathtaking.

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The National bird of Nepal, Himalayan Monal

The day had us walking over many suspension bridges, one of which would have to be the highest suspension bridges I have ever crossed. We were lucky enough to see a Himalayan Monal the national bird of Nepal, it was so beautiful and just peacefully sitting high in the trees. We had a giggle in Phakding a small village that had a Reggae Bar, something that is vey popular in Nepal. The sign out the

Tattered Passport, Phakding,

“Let’s Get Together and Fill Alright”

front said “Let’s get together and fill alright” Now I am a fan of Bob Marley and “One Love” is a great song, but I don’t think this is quite correct? however I can’t say much about mixing up words in foreign songs. The traditional nepalese folk song “Resamm Phiriry” or as most trekkers know it as “The Trekking Song”, which I am certain we all butchered that song, we were saying “You are a monkey, I am a monkey Resamm Phiriry” but somehow I don’t believe that is correct? But the Nepalese are just way to nice to correct us even when we asked them to. We finished off the day with a little surprise to our incredible Sherpa Guides by serving them all dinner, they loved it and it was a bunch of fun, a nice little way to say thank you for looking after us for the last 18 days.

 

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Have you trekked Nepal? Have you heard the Trekking Song?

I will be posting a “Special Episode” very soon, special footage from the Party in Ghat. It has some great and some not so great dancing as well as a bunch of Traditional Nepalese songs. It was such a great night and a great way to finish off our trek.

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One Life, One Search,

Peace Out,

Shane

Daily Vlog Day 8 Namche to Phortse Tenga.

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Daily Vlog, Day 8:
Namche to Phortse Tanga:

The day starts off not so well, I have woken up with a bit of a cold, the dust the over the last few days has been crazy. We start on what is locally know as the Everest Highway. An old Sherpa is building better pathways with no government funding. So everyone that walks the track just gives a small donation. This section was by far the best in the entire trek.

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The best path in the mountains

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Appeal to the passers by to donate to build the Everest Hwy.

We climb up to 3990m then descend down into the valley of Phortse Tenga at 3600m, were we camp for the night. That afternoon we go exploring the town of Phortse Tenga, get chased by a baby Yak and yelled at by a crazy crow and be bigs kids in a school playground.

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Would you go to school here?

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Absolutley beautiful

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Daily Vlog: Day 6:Getting Some Altitude: Namche and Everest View Hotel

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Daily Vlog: Day 6:

Namche and Everest View Hotel:

We were all looking forward to our “Rest Day” in Namche, How ever our rest day included a 4 hr hike up a mountain to the Everest View Hotel, where we had some morning tea and posed for a bunch of photo’s.

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The day was amazing, full of incredible views and brilliant moments like meeting some local children when we made it back to Namche.

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Mount Everest View Selfie

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We make it up to see Everest

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