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Mt. Kilimanjaro - 19,340 ft. (5,895m)

January 27 - February 16, 2013

Where Lucille has been for the past 24 hours.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Day 3 - April 14

Today we will leave Kathmandu early and get driven to the town of Arughat - elevation 950m. The drive should take us about 5-6 hours and depending on how we feel when we arrive, we will start hiking towards base camp. All the blogs that I have read say that the trek to base camp will take 10 days. The first few days are relatively flat and we hope to take as few days as possible to base camp. We have a bit of a later start than the other expeditions as we didn't want to take too much time off work, so that means some longer days on the trek in.

The next stopping town is going to be Khanchok which should take us about 5 hours. If we have enough energy and daylight we will hopefully make it this far.
The terrain that we are trekking through will be very different from the Khumbu area getting to Everest base camp. There we were trekking through mountains, and within a few days we were above the tree line. This time we are trekking through terraced farm land until the last few days before base camp.

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