Intent to go back in May 2014 to walk to Everest base camp from Lukla. Everest base camp is 5,364 metres whilst Kala Pattar is 5545m. No intention of actually going to the summit but do want to take radio and work from Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar. Not SOTA but high 5000+ meters.
Current plans are 16 Days with two rest days on the way up. proposed.xlsx
Maps are based on NepalGPSMap. Will utilise the routing and trip planning of the Garmin eTrex 30 device with BaseCamp software.
To Do List – Radio License
Sagarmatha National Park (27°45′-28°07’N is listed in the sites for World Flora Fauna areas – 9NFF-007
The WFF rules are for legal activations so need to obtain a radio license to operate in Nepal (9N)
Ministry of Communications
Need passport and your ORIGINAL amateur license from your home country. You will be given some forms to fill out and instructions on making a deposit into a government bank account. To get a two-band license, you will be charged 8,400 Nepalese rupees and will have to deposit the funds in hard currency equivalent (dollars, euros, etc). Once this is done it is possible to quickly get your license issued valid for the term of your visa.
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