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earthquake

Hello friends. If you've been following our blog you'll know we were due to fly out on Tuesday to kathmandu and then onto everest base camp. You will have heard by now there has been a catastrophic earthquake near kathmandu which has killed thousands and pratically levelled the city and many of its ancient monasteries. The earthquake has also caused massive avalanches on mount everest, destroying base camp and killing many climbers with dozens still trapped on the mountain.

We are devastated to hear of the awful news coming out of nepal. We feel just terrible that so many people have lost their lives and others are stuck up there in some really harsh conditions.

There are still massive aftershocks in kathmandu and avalanches at base camp. So for safety we are going to have to postpone our trip. All being well, we'll go again around October time, which is during the next trekking season.

We are obviously very disappointed but it would be crazy to go out there in the near future. The people of nepal will need time to recover from this disaster and rebuild.

It's sadly time to pack all our gear away for a few more months and maybe get the hiking boots broken in a bit more.

Sending thoughts and prayers to those affected.

As the rescue and recovery efforts continue, many charities and NGOs are sending teams, aid and medical assistance. You can donate to a range of organisations to help with the recovery effort. Here is a list of charities.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/25/world/nepal-earthquake-how-to-help/index.html

Posted by DerylandJo 09:04 Archived in Nepal Tagged travel everest camp base nepal kathmandu earthquake

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