Everest Base Camp Trek – Part 2

Day 4
Namche Bazaar (3440m) – Tengboche (3870m)

This day started with a relatively flat walk, curving around the hills. The further you walk the better the views get. Soon Ama Dablam and Everest (amongst other beautiful mountains) come into view.

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Travelling to Nepal after the earthquake

On Saturday 25th April 2015 Nepal was hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. This tragic event killed over 8,000 and injured many more.

At this point I had a flight to Nepal scheduled for 1st September – a mere 4 months after the earthquake.

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Durbar Square – older temples, such as those in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, suffered serious damage due the age of the buildings. The media focused a lot on this damage despite this being unrepresentative of conditions in the rest of Kathmandu.

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Travel Budget – Nepal

Before leaving for Nepal I set aside a travel budget of £600 ($860) per month. This turned out to be about right.

Your budget for Nepal will very much depend on whether or not you plan to do any trekking, as this tends to be where the costs add up. I spent 25 days trekking during my 52 day stay in Nepal, so my budget is likely to be higher than those who plan to stay at a lower altitude.
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