Wish you were here -- Mount Everest

Wish you were here -- Mount Everest

CNNGo reader Beryl Hartmann heads up Mount Everest for women's leadership and good governance training
Mount Everest
The best time for an Everest trip is Spring, when the gorgeous blue skies aren't spoiled by too many people.

In early April, a fundraising trek was organised to Mt Everest base camp by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Nepal. This photo was taken from Kala Patthar (5345m), which was the final destination for the group of eight Australians to see Mt Everest and its surrounding mountains.

Mount Everest


The epic journey took place to raise money for Women’s leadership and good governance training, allowing Nepali women to be equipped with the skills needed to fulfil needs in their communities.

Just like women in Nepal who are currently enduring problems in their communities, our team of trekkers endured a grueling and challenging trek. But in the end, it was all worth it to be on the roof of the world.

The 14-day Everest Base Camp trek starts and ends in Lukla (2840m), which is a 30 minute flight from Kathmandu. The best time to go is in Spring, when there are beautiful clear skies and it's less crowded.

About the author: Beryl Hartmann is from Melbourne, but is currently playing and working in Kathmandu. She moved to Nepal straight after completing her BA in Communications and International Development Studies and is currently working in the not-for-profit sector.

For more information, visit www.movingmountainsnepal.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter.

Beryl submitted this piece as part of CNNGo’s CityPulse section. To find out what other stories we are looking for, go to our CityPulse page.


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