Nepal reached the final of south asian games Men’s football final in the year 1999. It was held at Dasrath Stadium. We were so confident that Nepal will bag the goal medal. The atmosphere of the stadium so lovely. I still have a good memory of that final.
Nepal lost to Bangladesh 1-0 and the stadium was silence at the last moment. This year 2 players from that team were coaching the ladies and mens team. Both of them reach the final. Ladies team lost to India yesterday. It was coached by Hari Khadka. The men’s team is coached by Balgopal Maharjan.
It has been 20 years since I first witness the South Asian Games in Kathmandu. I Still have good memory of that event. I had made a 15 feet long Nepal’s Flag which I carried in every football match Nepal played. I wish I still had that flag but during the Royal Massacre my mom gave that flag to the crowd during the riots that held in Kathmandu.
It’s been like half decade that we are facing a big problem
for vehicle parking in Kathmandu. I still remember we used to park bike single
lane at New Road and we used to pay 1 rupee. After the maoist insurgency the
over flow of people all over Nepal to Kathamndu valley for safety made the
valley to grow very fast and un-systematically.
Our trek towards Gokyo started from Namche at 8 in the morning. We packed few of our unwanted cloths in a bag and left it at hotel. Looking at Mr. Ajay condition yesterday, we were not sure if he can manage to walk for hours. Still we planned to stay at Dole today which is situated at 4230 meters.
Walking trails from Namche till Kyangjuma was wide enough to walk and nicely paved, thorough the trail we could see the beauty Mount Ama Dablam. It took almost 2 hours to reach Kyangjuma where we had tea and took short break. When returning back I made up my mind that I will stay here to do my night photography.
We planned to stay at Namche for acclimatization to avoid mountain sickness. So, we
planned to go around Namche Bazar. After having our breakfast at hotel, we went
to museum. It was an informative tour for me as there were lots of things to
see. We came to know about the history of Namche, Khunde and Khumjung village
and how few people worked to save the environment and develop the Namche . The
pictures there showed how the glaciers have changed in last few decades.
Trekking has been like a addiction to me. After doing Annapurna Base camp and Tilicho Lake, I always wanted to do at least one trekking at Khumbu area.
For me, I think I need to dream about it and after sometime the doors to that dream will opens. Same thing happens to me this time. I was planning to go trekking to Langtang area with my friend Akash, but same time I got a call from my friend from India Mr. Ajay that he is taking 2 weeks leave from his flying job and wants to trek with me to Everest base camp.
Akash didn’t want to go this time due to his busy schedule during the time Ajay set for trekking. So me and Ajay were ready to explore the Khumbu area. Since Ajay is not a good walker, I wanted to get some suggestion from my friend who is a guide and do lots of trekking there. So, I planned to meet Mr. Samde Sherpa.
I support Local Empowerment. So, I’m sharing this Everest Base Camp Trek to promote a new way of trekking where trekkers can empower the local service providers like lodges, guides and porters by booking services directly through them. #empoweringthehimalayas #freetriptoeverest