Now I will have to start figuringout what the replica Zenith watches alternative plans would be if we cannot get the workin time. Already (even if everything goes perfectly smoothly), enteringTibet on April 1st is very tight and will mean that I cannot take onany delays during the cycling. leaving much later will start theplanning a lot more complex and there will be a moment where I willhave to decide to skip the cycling and go with the rest of the team.Now it is a game of wait and hope. Patience is not my strongest side,so I will have to start working on some back up plans.Many of the commercial teams have started to post updates includingAAI, Adventure Consultants and IMG. And a few of the individualclimbers are sharing as well. Look for teams to get to Lukla soon andstart their trek to EBC.
It will take about 8 days depending on how theacclimatization process goes.The trek to base camp is a lifetime event for some people and alwaysa highlight for Cartier replica watches Everest climbers. There are no paved roads as the routeenters the Sagarmatha National Park. The Park is about 450 square milesand includes Everest, Ama Dablam and many other peaks. It is an UNESCOWorld Heritage Site and the entrance fee is a bargain USD$13.84. About3500 Sherpas call the area home.The tea houses will be full once again and the local Nepaleseenjoying the business that comes from climbers and trekkers. But withall this popularity, there is a price.According to Nepal SK 2993, 17000 trekkers employ 14000 porters,2500 guides and staff, 2800 yak owners and 14000 merchandise porters(carrying goods for Sherpa lodge owners and other traders in thetourist region).
According to a TED Case Study, four times as much fuelwood is needed to cook a meal for a Western tourist than for a Nepalidue largely to differences in diet.Many tea houses use yak dung as fuel and others use kerosene.Cutting of wood is mostly replica watch gift prohibited and there are tree farms that willhopefully restore the forests one day. However, overriding all theenvironmental concerns is the fact that tourism is now the majoreconomic driver for Nepal. The people of the Khumbu Region know thatprotection of their area will ensure future tourism plus provide afuture for their children. As always, it is about achieving balance.Tourism is a double-edge sword. Without it, this area would be miredin deep poverty. With it, the struggle to preserve the future is real.However, the Khumbu is a beautiful area with wonderful people. Theircharm touches each person and gives a gift that stays forever.Climb On!AlanArnette is a speaker, mountaineer and Alzheimers Advocate. You can read more on his site