Updates EBC Trek (Batch 14th Apr 2017)

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Intro:

Trek to the foot of Highest mountain of the world has begun. GGIM’s first batch is launching the EBC trek on 14th. Here`s all the updates from the Solokhumbhu region!

Mt. Everest.. top of the world.. third pole of the earth.. 8848 mtrs! Ain’t that enough to blow your minds and pack your bags and hit the trails?? Everest Base Camp, EBC as its popularly known, isn’t just a physical trek but a journey along a well-marked trails with some of the mightiest, beautiful and even notorious mountains on the earth, following the footsteps of legendary mountaineers, pleasant hospitality and mountain delicacy of Nepal culture.
Members:
ASHAY JOSHI
ADVAIT KALE
NAYAN RAMESH PATEL
KHUSH NAYAN PATEL
SUSHIL GEHANI
ROHIT PURANDARE
RADHA NAVARE
DHANANJAY LATKAR
NIVEDITA SACHIN SHAH
SANIKA SACHIN SHAH
SACHIN SUMATILAL SHAH
RISHAB SACHIN SHAH
NIDHI PURI
OMKAR JOSHI
SAYALI LUTE
SADHANA SANJEEV SHAH
ANKIT SOHONI (GGIM volunteer)
30th Apr 2017:
All the team members have safely reached back to their homes.
We are sure that all of them had a surreal experience during the trek and we hope that they all continue to expand their horizons one after the another.
28th Apr 2017:
EBC batch 1 has reached Kathmandu safely. They will have a well deserved celebration and a dinner party to conclude the trek.
27th Apr 2017:
Heartiest Congratulations to all the members of EBC trek batch 1. The team has just reached Lukla and their trek is now complete. All of them are excellent and excited to share their stories with their close ones.
26th Apr 2017:
Today the team reached Monjo. They had a lunch at Lukla and from Lukla they descended to Monjo. Tomorrow they will head down to Lukla and wait for their KTM flight.
While, the trio Mr. Latkar, Advait & Mrs Shah are having a city tour in KTM. All are doing well and excited to see and share all memories of EBC with the beloved ones.
25th Apr 2017:
Today the group of 13 members and Ankit reached Tengboche. They will stay there tonight and tomorrow march down to Monjo. While the other three members, Dhananjay Latkar, Sadhana Shah & Advait Kale reached back to Kathmandu.
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Today some of the members will attempt Kala Patthar and then all the group will descend down to Pheriche. A beautiful place with loads of Oxygen will refresh all the members from the tiredness and hectic walks of EBC & Kala Patthar.
5:00 PM
After an arduous trek 13 members and Ankit will be staying in Pheriche. While Mr. Latkar, Advait and Mrs. Sadhana Shah have flown to Lukla by chopper in the morning. They were slightly unwell at high altitude but back in Lukla, they are doing well now.

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23rd Apr 2017:
 
Good news flooding here at GGIM!!
EBC batch 1 has finally reached Everest Base Camp. 13 of them!!
They also had an opportunity to meet Giripremi mountaineers attempting the Mt. Everest this year.  It was surely a rewarding moment for all to have an informal EBC summit felicitation from none other than Mr. Umesh Zirpe. Team also met Vishal and Bhagwan who along with Mama (Umesh Zirpe) are attempting the mountain.
Sadhana Shah, Latkar kaka & Advait Kale made it till Gorakhshep.
Heartiest congratulations and wishing all the safe return!!

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Today the group left from Dingboche to Lobuche. Its a medium level hike but the altitude will now be playing a crucial role from now on. The connectivity is not that great. We will update once we hear from the group soon.

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Yesterday the team reached Dingboche after the longest hike of the whole trek. All members are in good health. Today the group will do an acclimatization walk to Nagarjun Hill.

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Today the team hiked from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. As they crossed Pungithanga, lunch stop destination, the rains started pouring. By the tie they all reached Tengboche, it was already cloudy and cold. Their toughness test begins from now on. All of them are in excellent fitness and shall continue to have the same.

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Today the team did an acclimatization walk to Everest view Hotel at an altitude of 3800 m. All the participants are in excellent health. There was some headaches here and there to a few but thats a part of an altitude. After taking good rest at night all the members were fit and excited for the first view of Mt. Everest.

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The team has left for the Namche Bazar.  It is a steep uphill climb and will be the first of many milestones en route EBC.
On 16th they hiked from Lukla to Phakding. Sayali joined the crew today and all of them reached their destination well in time.

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12:30 PM: Good news!! All the team members except Sayali Lute, have reached Lukla. They are having an excellent weather and will be staying in Lukla tonight.  Sayali will reach Kathmandu today and will fly to Lukla tomorrow and join the batch for trek to Phakding.
10:00 AM:
The team has wrapped up the formalities at KTM, packed their bags and are ready to fly to Lukla. Today was meant to be a city tour day at Kathmandu, but due to unpredictability of weather, the team has decided to go to Lukla today only.

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Team of 16 participants and GGIM volunteer Ankit have left from Pune to Kathmandu for Everest Base Camp Trek. Peak Promotion team warmly greeted the GGIM members with traditional garlands.

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