<html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" xmlns:m="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2004/12/omml" xmlns:mv="http://macVmlSchemaUri" xmlns:st="" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40" xmlns:ns0="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"> <head> <meta name=Title content="Trekking in Nepal"> <meta name=Keywords content=""> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=unicode"> <meta name=ProgId content=Word.Document> <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 14"> <meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 14"> <link rel=File-List href="NepalTrek2015b_files/filelist.xml"> <link rel=Edit-Time-Data href="NepalTrek2015b_files/editdata.mso"> <!--[if !mso]> <style> v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} </style> <![endif]--> <title>Trekking in Nepal</title> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:LastAuthor>Thomas Masterson</o:LastAuthor> <o:Revision>2</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>7</o:TotalTime> <o:Created>2014-12-29T00:52:00Z</o:Created> <o:LastSaved>2014-12-29T00:52:00Z</o:LastSaved> <o:Pages>7</o:Pages> <o:Words>1195</o:Words> <o:Characters>6814</o:Characters> <o:Lines>56</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>15</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>7994</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>14.0</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> <link rel=themeData href="NepalTrek2015b_files/themedata.xml"> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>88</w:Zoom> <w:SpellingState>Clean</w:SpellingState> <w:GrammarState>Clean</w:GrammarState> <w:TrackMoves>false</w:TrackMoves> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:DoNotPromoteQF/> <w:LidThemeOther>EN-US</w:LidThemeOther> <w:LidThemeAsian>X-NONE</w:LidThemeAsian> <w:LidThemeComplexScript>X-NONE</w:LidThemeComplexScript> <w:Compatibility> <w:SplitPgBreakAndParaMark/> </w:Compatibility> <m:mathPr> <m:mathFont m:val="Cambria Math"/> <m:brkBin m:val="before"/> <m:brkBinSub m:val="&#45;-"/> <m:smallFrac m:val="off"/> <m:dispDef/> <m:lMargin m:val="0"/> <m:rMargin m:val="0"/> <m:defJc m:val="centerGroup"/> <m:wrapIndent m:val="1440"/> <m:intLim m:val="subSup"/> <m:naryLim m:val="undOvr"/> </m:mathPr> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" DefUnhideWhenUsed="true" DefSemiHidden="true" DefQFormat="false" DefPriority="99" LatentStyleCount="276"> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="0" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Normal"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="9" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="heading 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="9" QFormat="true" Name="heading 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="9" QFormat="true" Name="heading 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="9" QFormat="true" Name="heading 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="9" QFormat="true" Name="heading 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="9" QFormat="true" Name="heading 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="9" QFormat="true" Name="heading 7"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="9" QFormat="true" Name="heading 8"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="9" QFormat="true" Name="heading 9"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="39" Name="toc 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="39" Name="toc 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="39" Name="toc 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="39" Name="toc 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="39" Name="toc 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="39" Name="toc 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="39" Name="toc 7"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="39" Name="toc 8"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="39" Name="toc 9"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="35" QFormat="true" Name="caption"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="10" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Title"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="1" Name="Default Paragraph Font"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="11" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Subtitle"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="22" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Strong"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="20" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Emphasis"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="59" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Table Grid"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Placeholder Text"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="1" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="No Spacing"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="60" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="61" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="62" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="63" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="64" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="65" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="66" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="67" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="68" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="69" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="70" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="71" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="72" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="73" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="60" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="61" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="62" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="63" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="64" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="65" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Revision"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="34" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="List Paragraph"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="29" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Quote"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="30" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Intense Quote"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="66" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="67" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="68" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="69" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="70" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="71" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="72" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="73" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 1"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="60" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="61" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="62" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="63" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="64" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="65" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="66" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="67" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="68" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="69" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="70" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="71" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="72" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="73" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 2"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="60" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="61" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="62" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="63" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="64" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="65" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="66" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="67" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="68" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="69" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="70" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="71" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="72" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="73" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 3"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="60" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="61" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="62" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="63" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="64" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="65" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="66" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="67" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="68" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="69" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="70" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="71" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="72" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="73" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 4"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="60" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="61" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="62" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="63" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="64" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="65" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="66" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="67" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="68" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="69" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="70" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="71" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="72" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="73" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 5"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="60" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="61" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="62" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="63" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="64" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="65" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="66" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="67" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="68" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="69" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="70" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="71" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="72" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="73" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 6"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="19" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Subtle Emphasis"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="21" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Intense Emphasis"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="31" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Subtle Reference"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="32" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Intense Reference"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="33" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Book Title"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="37" Name="Bibliography"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="39" QFormat="true" Name="TOC Heading"/> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--> <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Lucida Grande"; panose-1:2 11 6 0 4 5 2 2 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-520090897 1342218751 0 0 447 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; color:purple; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} p.MsoAcetate, li.MsoAcetate, div.MsoAcetate {mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-link:"Balloon Text Char"; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:9.0pt; font-family:"Lucida Grande"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.BalloonTextChar {mso-style-name:"Balloon Text Char"; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-locked:yes; mso-style-link:"Balloon Text"; mso-ansi-font-size:9.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt; font-family:"Lucida Grande"; mso-ascii-font-family:"Lucida Grande"; mso-hansi-font-family:"Lucida Grande"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Lucida Grande";} span.SpellE {mso-style-name:""; mso-spl-e:yes;} span.GramE {mso-style-name:""; mso-gram-e:yes;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> </style> <!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} </style> <![endif]--><u1:SmartTagType namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="country-region"/><u1:SmartTagType namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="place"/><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <u1:DocumentProperties> <u1:Author>Tom</u1:Author> <u1:Template>Normal</u1:Template> <u1:LastAuthor>Tom</u1:LastAuthor> <u1:Revision>2</u1:Revision> <u1:TotalTime>119</u1:TotalTime> <u1:Created>2007-10-24T05:56:00Z</u1:Created> <u1:LastSaved>2007-10-24T05:56:00Z</u1:LastSaved> <u1:Pages>1</u1:Pages> <u1:Words>861</u1:Words> <u1:Characters>4914</u1:Characters> <u1:Lines>40</u1:Lines> <u1:Paragraphs>11</u1:Paragraphs> <u1:CharactersWithSpaces>5764</u1:CharactersWithSpaces> <u1:Version>10.6811</u1:Version> </u1:DocumentProperties> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <u2:WordDocument> <u2:Zoom>88</u2:Zoom> <u2:DrawingGridHorizontalSpacing>8.55 pt</u2:DrawingGridHorizontalSpacing> <u2:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>2</u2:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <u2:Compatibility> <u2:BreakWrappedTables/> <u2:SnapToGridInCell/> <u2:WrapTextWithPunct/> <u2:UseAsianBreakRules/> </u2:Compatibility> <u2:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</u2:BrowserLevel> </u2:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <u1:shapedefaults u3:ext="edit" spidmax="2050"/> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <u1:shapelayout u4:ext="edit"> <u1:idmap u4:ext="edit" data="1"/> </u1:shapelayout> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapedefaults v:ext="edit" spidmax="1027"/> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapelayout v:ext="edit"> <o:idmap v:ext="edit" data="1"/> </o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--> </head> <body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=WordSection1> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><span style='font-size:20.0pt'>Trekking in Nepal</span></b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b>April 18  May 9, 2015</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span class=GramE><b>through</b></span><b> the awesome beauty of the world s highest mountains<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><span style='color:red'>Deadline: Registration and deposit of $500 must be received by January 1, 2015, balance by March 1, 201<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><span style='color:red'>Base price increases from $3100 to $3350 if deposit not received by January 1, 2015</span></b><span style='color:red'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b>&nbsp;</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b>Experience the exhilaration and grandeur of the Himalayas and the culture of the Sherpa peoples of Nepal. On this unforgettable trek you will be hiking on trails beside stupendous river gorges, enormous glaciers, high peaks, through rhododendron forests, alpine tundra, remote villages, with views of some of the highest peaks and most beautiful mountains in the world. We will be staying in Sherpa lodges each evening with meals provided and only need to carry a daypack. This is a hike of a lifetime! </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b>Your leader Tom <span class=GramE>Masterson,</span> is a certified mountain guide who has been leading treks and climbs for more than 20 years. He has trekked and climbed in the Himalayas almost every year since 2003. </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b>Requirements: Spirit of adventure &amp; excellent physical condition. Mountaineering skills are not required (except for optional climb of Island Peak). Elevations start at 4500 in Kathmandu, range from 8000 (<span class=SpellE>Lukla</span>) to 17000 (high passes), and up to 19000 on the (optional) hiking peaks. All hiking peaks are non-technical and can be done in light hiking boots. [The optional climb of Island Peak (20,000 ) requires crampon &amp; ice-axe experience.] Each day involves 4-8 hours of hiking through some of the world s most gorgeous scenery. </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b>This photo essay gives some details of this incredible trip:</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b>&nbsp;</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><b>Day 1,2<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>_______________________Arrival in Kathmandu.</b></span><b> You will stay in a first-class Nepali hotel. Sightseeing (monkey temple, <span class=SpellE>stupas</span>, Durbar square, King's forest...),<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><a href="images/SwayanabathMonkeyTemple.jpg"><span class=GramE>images</span>\SwayanabathMonkeyTemple.jpg<span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> </span></a></span><span style='mso-no-proof: yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f"> <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/> <v:formulas> <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/> </v:formulas> <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/> <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/> </v:shapetype><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_1" o:spid="_x0000_i1042" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:413pt;height:490pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image001.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=415 height=492 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image002.png" alt="Intel(R) JPEG Library, version [2.0.14.46]" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_1"><![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><a href="images/E001_KathmanduTrafficSm.JPG"><span class=GramE>images</span>\E001_KathmanduTrafficSm.JPG<span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> </span></a></span><span style='mso-no-proof: yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_2" o:spid="_x0000_i1041" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:316pt;height:335pt;visibility:visible; mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image003.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=318 height=337 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image004.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_2"><![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>&nbsp;</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 3<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>______________flight to <span class=SpellE>Lukla</span>  one of the world s most spectacular airports- </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><!--[if mso & !supportInlineShapes & supportFields]><span style='mso-element:field-begin;mso-field-lock:yes'></span><span style="mso-spacerun:yes"></span>SHAPE <span style="mso-spacerun:yes"></span>\* MERGEFORMAT <span style='mso-element:field-separator'></span><![endif]--><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:rect id="AutoShape_x0020_39" o:spid="_x0000_s1026" alt="Description: EV049_FlightToLuklaSm" style='width:269.7pt;height:169.15pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square; mso-left-percent:-10001;mso-top-percent:-10001;mso-position-horizontal:absolute; mso-position-horizontal-relative:char;mso-position-vertical:absolute; mso-position-vertical-relative:line;mso-left-percent:-10001;mso-top-percent:-10001; v-text-anchor:top' o:gfxdata="UEsDBBQABgAIAAAAIQDkmcPA+wAAAOEBAAATAAAAW0NvbnRlbnRfVHlwZXNdLnhtbJSRQU7DMBBF 90jcwfIWJQ5dIISSdEHaJSBUDjCyJ4nVZGx53NDeHictG4SKWNrj9//TuFwfx0FMGNg6quR9XkiB pJ2x1FXyY7fNHqXgCGRgcISVPCHLdX17U+5OHlkkmriSfYz+SSnWPY7AufNIadK6MEJMx9ApD3oP HapVUTwo7SgixSzOGbIuG2zhMESxOabrs0nCpXg+v5urKgneD1ZDTKJqnqpfuYADXwEnMj/ssotZ nsglnHvr+e7S8JpWE6xB8QYhvsCYPJQJrHDlGqfz65Zz2ciZa1urMW8Cbxbqr2zjPing9N/wJmHv OH2nq+WD6i8AAAD//wMAUEsDBBQABgAIAAAAIQAjsmrh1wAAAJQBAAALAAAAX3JlbHMvLnJlbHOk kMFqwzAMhu+DvYPRfXGawxijTi+j0GvpHsDYimMaW0Yy2fr28w6DZfS2o36h7xP//vCZFrUiS6Rs YNf1oDA78jEHA++X49MLKKk2e7tQRgM3FDiMjw/7My62tiOZYxHVKFkMzLWWV63FzZisdFQwt81E nGxtIwddrLvagHro+2fNvxkwbpjq5A3wye9AXW6lmf+wU3RMQlPtHCVN0xTdPaoObMsc3ZFtwjdy jWY5YDXgWTQO1LKu/Qj6vn74p97TRz7jutV+h4zrj1dvuhy/AAAA//8DAFBLAwQUAAYACAAAACEA jjYqL8oCAADYBQAADgAAAGRycy9lMm9Eb2MueG1srFRbb9MwFH5H4j9Yfs9ymXtJtHTa2gYhDZi0 wStyY6exSOxgu00H4r9z7LRdu70gIA+W7eN85/J951xd79oGbbk2QskcxxcRRlyWigm5zvHnxyKY YmQslYw2SvIcP3GDr2dv31z1XcYTVauGcY0ARJqs73JcW9tlYWjKmrfUXKiOSzBWSrfUwlGvQ6Zp D+htEyZRNA57pVmnVcmNgdvFYMQzj19VvLSfqspwi5ocQ2zWr9qvK7eGsyuarTXtalHuw6B/EUVL hQSnR6gFtRRttHgF1YpSK6Mqe1GqNlRVJUruc4Bs4uhFNg817bjPBYpjumOZzP+DLT9u7zUSDLjD SNIWKLrZWOU9o8sUI8ZNCfVafolI+rVoxLq2j+pu862hD62rXt+ZDEAeunvt8jfdnSq/GSTVvKZy zW9MBxwM6IcrrVVfc8ogjdhBhGcY7mAADa36D4pBPBTi8bXdVbp1PqBqaOcpfDpSyHcWlXB5SZJR nALTJdiSmEyTaOR90Ozwe6eNfcdVi9wmxxri8/B0e2esC4dmhyfOm1SFaBqvk0aeXcDD4Qacw6/O 5sLwtP9Mo3Q5XU5JQJLxMiARY8FNMSfBuIgno8XlYj5fxL+c35hktWCMS+fmIMGY/BnF+2YYxHMU oVGNYA7OhWT0ejVvNNpSaIHCf/uCnDwLz8PwRYBcXqQUJyS6TdKgGE8nAanIKEgn0TSI4vQ2HYM+ yKI4T+lOSP7vKaE+x+koGXmWToJ+kVvkv9e50awVFoZMI9ocT4+PaOY0uJTMU2upaIb9SSlc+M+l ALoPRHvFOpEO+l8p9gSC1QrkBNKDcQibWukfGPUwWnJsvm+o5hg17yWIPo0JcbPIH8hoksBBn1pW pxYqS4DKscVo2M7tML82nXbd6JrI8SSVa9xKeAm7Jhqi2rcXjA+fyX7Uufl0evavngfy7DcAAAD/ /wMAUEsDBBQABgAIAAAAIQCYwGSI3gAAAAUBAAAPAAAAZHJzL2Rvd25yZXYueG1sTI9BS8NAEIXv Qv/DMgUvYjc1KjVmU6QgFikUU+15mh2T0Oxsmt0m8d+7etHLwOM93vsmXY6mET11rrasYD6LQBAX VtdcKnjfPV8vQDiPrLGxTAq+yMEym1ykmGg78Bv1uS9FKGGXoILK+zaR0hUVGXQz2xIH79N2Bn2Q XSl1h0MoN428iaJ7abDmsFBhS6uKimN+NgqGYtvvd5sXub3ary2f1qdV/vGq1OV0fHoE4Wn0f2H4 wQ/okAWmgz2zdqJREB7xvzd4d/HDLYiDgjhexCCzVP6nz74BAAD//wMAUEsBAi0AFAAGAAgAAAAh AOSZw8D7AAAA4QEAABMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAFtDb250ZW50X1R5cGVzXS54bWxQSwECLQAU AAYACAAAACEAI7Jq4dcAAACUAQAACwAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAsAQAAX3JlbHMvLnJlbHNQSwECLQAU AAYACAAAACEAjjYqL8oCAADYBQAADgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAsAgAAZHJzL2Uyb0RvYy54bWxQSwEC LQAUAAYACAAAACEAmMBkiN4AAAAFAQAADwAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAiBQAAZHJzL2Rvd25yZXYueG1s UEsFBgAAAAAEAAQA8wAAAC0GAAAAAA== " filled="f" stroked="f"> <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/> <w:wrap type="none"/> <w:anchorlock/> </v:rect><![endif]--><!--[if mso & !supportInlineShapes & supportFields]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1040" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:269.7pt;height:169.15pt'> <v:imagedata croptop="-65520f" cropbottom="65520f"/> </v:shape><span style='mso-element:field-end'></span><![endif]--><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_3" o:spid="_x0000_i1039" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:7in; height:340pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image005.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=506 height=342 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image006.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_3"><![endif]></span><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><b>with</b></span><b> a runway that angles up at 20_,</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><a href="images/LuklaAirstripSm.JPG"><span class=GramE>images</span>\LuklaAirstripSm.JPG </a><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_5" o:spid="_x0000_i1038" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:337pt;height:465pt; visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image007.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=339 height=467 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image008.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_5"><![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><b>then</b></span><b> trekking up a gorgeous river valley over suspension bridges, past spectacular water falls to <span class=SpellE>Namche</span> Bazar, </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><a href="images/Old&amp;NewBridgesSm.JPG"><span class=GramE>images</span>\Old&amp;NewBridgesSm.JPG </a><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_6" o:spid="_x0000_i1037" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:217pt;height:361pt; visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image009.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=219 height=363 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image010.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_6"><![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 4<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>______________Short day-hike up to the </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Sir Edmund Hillary <span class=GramE>school</span> in <span class=SpellE>Kumjung</span> and the clinic in <span class=SpellE>Khunde</span>, </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><a href="images/KhumjungSchoolSm_624.JPG"><span class=SpellE><span lang=DE style='mso-ansi-language:DE'>images</span></span><span lang=DE style='mso-ansi-language:DE'>\KhumjungSchoolSm_624.JPG</span><span lang=DE style='mso-ansi-language:DE;mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> </span></a></span><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_7" o:spid="_x0000_i1036" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:411pt;height:309pt; visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image011.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=413 height=311 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image012.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_7"><![endif]></span><span lang=DE style='mso-ansi-language:DE'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span lang=DE style='mso-ansi-language:DE'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><a href="images/Tahr.JPG"><span class=SpellE><span lang=DE style='mso-ansi-language: DE'>images</span></span><span lang=DE style='mso-ansi-language:DE'>\Tahr.JPG</span><span lang=DE style='mso-ansi-language:DE;mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> </span></a></span><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_8" o:spid="_x0000_i1035" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:386pt;height:335pt; visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image013.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=388 height=337 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image014.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_8"><![endif]></span><span lang=DE style='mso-ansi-language:DE'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 5<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>______________Up the spectacular <span class=SpellE>Bhote</span> <span class=SpellE>Koshi</span> Valley to the famous <span class=SpellE>Thame</span> monastery </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 6<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>______________Continue up <span class=SpellE>Bhote</span> <span class=SpellE>Koshi</span> to beautiful &amp; remote village of Lundgren, home of some of the world s most renowned <span class=SpellE>Sherpas</span>, </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 7<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>______________On up a <span class=GramE>seldom traveled</span> trail past gorgeous lakes to <span class=SpellE>Renjo</span> Pass (~5350m, 17550 ), [last time I was on this trail I saw no one for the entire day!]</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Then down to <span class=SpellE>Gokyo</span> Lake (4800m, 15750 ), perhaps the most beautiful place I have seen on this planet</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><a href="images/GolkoLakeSm.JPG"><span class=GramE>images</span>\GolkoLakeSm.JPG </a><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Helvetica;mso-bidi-font-family: Helvetica;mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_50" o:spid="_x0000_i1034" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:514pt;height:329pt; visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image015.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=516 height=331 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image016.png" alt="Software: Microsoft Office" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_50"><![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 8<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>______________Day trips to the sacred lakes around <span class=SpellE>Gokyo</span>, including majestic views of Cho <span class=SpellE>Oyu</span>, Everest, Lhotse, and an optional climb of <span class=SpellE>Gokyo</span> <span class=SpellE>Ri</span> (5366m, 17600 ) with an incredible panorama</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>_</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 9<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>______________Across <span class=SpellE>Ngozumpa</span> glacier (perhaps the largest glacier in the world),</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><a href="images/LakeNgozumpaGlacierSm.JPG"><span class=GramE>images</span>\LakeNgozumpaGlacierSm.JPG </a><span style='mso-no-proof: yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_12" o:spid="_x0000_i1033" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:502pt;height:320pt;visibility:visible; mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image017.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=504 height=322 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image018.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_12"><![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><b>over</b></span><b> Cho La Pass (~5300m, 17400 ), to <span class=SpellE>Dzongla</span></b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><a href="images/Ev410_ESideChoLaSm.JPG"><span class=GramE>images</span>\Ev410_ESideChoLaSm.JPG </a><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_13" o:spid="_x0000_i1032" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:533pt;height:340pt; visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image019.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=535 height=342 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image020.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_13"><![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 10<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>____________Up <span class=SpellE>Solokhumbu</span> Valley through <span class=SpellE>Loboche</span> to <span class=SpellE>Gorak</span> <span class=SpellE>Shep</span>, </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><a href="images/Ev407_DzonglhaSherpaPkSm.JPG"><span class=GramE>images</span>\Ev407_DzonglhaSherpaPkSm.JPG<span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> </span></a></span><span style='mso-no-proof: yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_14" o:spid="_x0000_i1031" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:270pt;height:422pt;visibility:visible; mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image021.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=272 height=424 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image022.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_14"><![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 11<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>____________Optional climb of <span class=SpellE>Kalapatar</span> Peak (~5500m, 18000 ) with incredible views of </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><b>Pumori</b></span><b> &amp; Everest, and</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><a href="images/Ev140_PumoriSm.JPG"><span class=GramE>images</span>\Ev140_PumoriSm.JPG </a><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_15" o:spid="_x0000_i1030" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:532pt;height:341pt; visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image023.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=534 height=343 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image024.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_15"><![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Trek into Everest base camp at the base of the incredible <span class=SpellE>Khumbu</span> icefall, <span class=GramE>then</span> back to <span class=SpellE>Gorakshep</span>.</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 12<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>____________Down to <span class=SpellE>Lobouche</span>, over to <span class=SpellE>Dukla</span>, across the soul-searching moraine to </b>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><b>Dingboche</b></span><b>, the town with the <span class=GramE>stone walls</span>, </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><a href="images/Ev185_DingbocheStoneSm.JPG"><span class=GramE>images</span>\Ev185_DingbocheStoneSm.JPG<span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> </span></a></span><span style='mso-no-proof: yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_16" o:spid="_x0000_i1029" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:433pt;height:277pt;visibility:visible; mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image025.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=435 height=279 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image026.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_16"><![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 13,14<span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>_______Up to <span class=SpellE>Chhukung</span></b>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><b>optional</b></span><b> climbs of <span class=SpellE>Chhukung</span> <span class=SpellE>Ri</span> Peak (5500m) &amp; <span class=SpellE>Chhukung</span> Peak (5800m), </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><a href="images/FluteRidge&amp;SlateSm.JPG"><span class=GramE>images</span>\FluteRidge&amp;SlateSm.JPG<span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> </span></a></span><span style='mso-no-proof: yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_17" o:spid="_x0000_i1028" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:218pt;height:342pt;visibility:visible; mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image027.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=220 height=344 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image028.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_17"><![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><b>or</b></span><b> Day 13,14<span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>__{optional climb of Island Peak 6118m(20,072ft)- this is the only peak on this tour that requires any snow/glacier experience; all others can be done in light hiking boots!}, </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><a href="images/Ev167_IslandPeakSm.JPG"><span class=GramE>images</span>\Ev167_IslandPeakSm.JPG </a><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_18" o:spid="_x0000_i1027" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:497pt;height:318pt; visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image029.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=499 height=320 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image030.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_18"><![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><b>Day 15<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>____________down to the <span class=SpellE>Tangboche</span> monastery, one of the most famous in the world.</b></span><b> </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><a href="images/Ev_127TengMonastSm.JPG"><span class=GramE>images</span>\Ev_127TengMonastSm.JPG </a><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_19" o:spid="_x0000_i1026" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:585pt;height:375pt; visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image031.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=587 height=377 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image032.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_19"><![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>It also has spectacular views of Everest, <span class=SpellE>Pumori</span>, and <span class=SpellE>Ama</span> <span class=SpellE>Dablam</span></b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><a href="images/Ev095_AmaDablamSm.JPG"><span class=GramE>images</span>\Ev095_AmaDablamSm.JPG </a><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_21" o:spid="_x0000_i1025" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:493pt;height:315pt; visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image033.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=495 height=317 src="NepalTrek2015b_files/image034.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_21"><![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 16<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>____________Through the Rhododendron forest </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><b>back</b></span><b> to <span class=SpellE>Namche</span> with its Sherpa museum, busy market and bustling Tibetan and Nepali tourist shops.</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 17<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>___________Trek out to <span class=SpellE>Lukla</span>, </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 18<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>___________(reserved for rest +/or bad weather days)</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 19<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>____________Early morning flight to Kathmandu, shopping, sightseeing + great food in Kathmandu&nbsp;</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 20<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>____________Shopping, sightseeing + great food in Kathmandu</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Day 21<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>____________Depart for home</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>&nbsp;</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Meals &amp; lodging during trek will be in Sherpa Lodges. </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Minimal gear needed (daypacks) and </b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><b>there</b></span><b> will be a porter for every 2 people to carry up to 10 kg per person extra) <o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>This trip offers far more than anyone s  Trek to Everest Base Camp trip.<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><b>Cost $3100 (conditional on no further devaluation of US dollar) + flight to Kathmandu.</b></span><b> <span class=GramE>[~ 3 weeks in Nepal].</span><o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>{$350 extra for permits &amp;c. for optional climb of Island Peak} <o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='color:red'>Note: base price increases to $3350 on January 1, 2015 if deposit has not been received by that date</span></b><span style='color:red'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>&nbsp;</b><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Info: Tom Masterson, Back Country Tours, 250 31<sup>st</sup> St., Boulder CO 80305; Tel: 303 499-6363_ <o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><span class=SpellE><b><span lang=DE style='mso-ansi-language:DE'>e-mail</span></b></span><b><span lang=DE style='mso-ansi-language:DE'> </span></b><a href="mailto:tom.masterson@colorado.edu"><b><span lang=DE style='mso-ansi-language: DE'>tom.masterson@colorado.edu</span></b></a><span lang=DE style='mso-ansi-language: DE'>; <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>web <a href="http://www.postoley.org/NepalTrek2011.htm">www.postoley.org/NepalTrek2011.htm</a> <o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span lang=DE style='mso-ansi-language:DE'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>Join us for this incredible trip!<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:red'>Application Form<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='color:red'>Back Country Tours<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='color:red'>Nepal Trek<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='color:red'>April 18-May 9, 2015<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Name<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>_____________________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Address<span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>__________________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Phone<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>_____________________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE>e</span>-mail<span style='mso-tab-count: 2'> </span>_____________________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE>emergency</span> contact (name, address, phone)<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>______________________________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE>non</span>-refundable deposit of US _$500 is due by January 1, 2015<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Checks may be sent to Back Country Tours, 250 31<sup>st</sup> Street, Boulder, Colorado USA 80305<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Or made by bank transfer <o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><span class=GramE>to</span> account number <span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>_______440 15431<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><span class=GramE>account</span> name<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>_______________Back Country Tours<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'>ABA routing <span style='mso-tab-count: 2'> </span>_______________107 000 262<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'>SWIFT code<span style='mso-tab-count: 2'> </span>________________f n b o u s 44 f t c<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>___________<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>rescue</b></span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> insurance</b> applicable for Nepal (such as that available for no charge with membership in<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>_<span class=GramE>the</span> American Alpine Club) is required of all participants.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Please list mountaineering/trekking/hiking experience:<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>___________________________________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>_<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>___________________________________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>___________________________________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>___________________________________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>___________________________________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>___________________________________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Date:<span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Signature<span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>___________________________________________<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> </div> </body> </html>