nepal alpine trek-Oct 2010: Makalu-Khumbu traverse
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Thomas McDonald, MD
(mc1donald) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
nepal alpine trek-Oct 2011: Makalu-Khumbu traverse on 03/30/2011 01:29:10 MDT Print View

hi-
I'm hoping to put together a small team for a private trek this October:
Makalu basecamp; traverse to base of Baruntse; traverse to Mera basecamp with ascent(optional-6400M); and exit down the Hinku valley back to Lukla. Two passes over 6000M with belayed descents, sustained stretches over 5000M. Reputedly one of the highest treks in the world- and definitely one of the tops for alpine experience (Makalu, Lhotse, Everest...)

We'd be working with a Sherpa guide whom I've trekked with twice before (Kaji Sherpa) and his hand-picked crew. I'd handle medical issues but otherwise a coop effort.

Looking for hopefully two other kindred spirits with some experience over 5000M and some experience on glaciated terrain.

Tentative dates: Oct 8-Nov 5. 25-26 days trekking.
Estimated costs - $4000-4200 + airfare to Nepal and lodging in Kathmandu (<$50/night)
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If this particular trip not the right one, please let me know you'd like to conspire to put together a custom trek somewhere else in Nepal or Tibet off the beaten path (Dolpo, Kanshung/NE face of Everest, Rolwaling, etc.)

Tom McDonald
(mcdonald_tw@yahoo.com; or mcdonat1@pamf.org PAMF-Internal Medicine)

links-
other treks on this route-
http://www.risinghimalaya.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=147
http://www.markhorrell.com/travel/nepal/baruntse/

Snowman trek 2010
https://picasaweb.google.com/103221904449075855311/BhutanSnowmanTrekOctober2010?authkey=Gv1sRgCOzuqoqCv_nCdw#

Edited by mc1donald on 03/31/2011 00:01:48 MDT.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: nepal alpine trek-Oct 2010: Makalu-Khumbu traverse on 03/30/2011 08:14:13 MDT Print View

Might want to switch it to Nepal Alpine trek 2011 instead of 2010. :)

Thomas McDonald, MD
(mc1donald) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
date! on 03/31/2011 10:21:47 MDT Print View

hi-
got it- thanks!
tom