Fin Feather and Field

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Partridge Publishing, Jul 11, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 390 pages
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To some extent, the title Fin Feather and Field is self-explanatory. Fin is more than fishing; it is an excuse to be outdoors, not just to kill but to observe nature from diverse angles. Feather is not just game-bird shooting but watching and identifying birds, rearing semi-tame peacocks and gray partridges till ready to fly, named Mustapha, Mr. Onion, and Paloma. Field involves travel, monuments and wild life sanctuaries, tracking Tahr in the Nilgiris and Bharal in snowbound North Sikkim. It is horse riding, playing golf, trekking, and mountain climbing. It is savoring a myriad cultures across India and some abroad; inviting misadventure are part of Field. Autobiographical glimpses and vignettes of army lifestyle find small nooks here and there. In short, Fin Feather and Field is a celebration of the life given and enjoyed to the hilt through over forty years, with minds open to wonder, learning, never abandoning the mindfulness of feeling the aura of strangers and places. Some of the best years lived in tribal India on the Chota Nagpur Plateau, braving dacoits and fearful gun-wielding Naxalites, are memorable parts of Field.
 

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Everest Base Camp trek booking open for March April and May 2018
Everest Base Camp is either of two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5
,364 meters, and North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150 meters.
Everest base camp trek is one of the finest trekking destinations in the world, where you not only get to see the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest but many other high peaks of the world such as Makalu and Lhotse. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) is always the favorite among every adventure enthusiasts who love to trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp facing the south is in the Nepal region and the most popular option for trekkers to reach Everest Base Camp. It is situated on an altitude of 5364 meters. This trekking route is of moderate difficulty level and few instances will be very strenuous. This will be a challenging task and the key over here is your patience level and not your fitness level. People with average fitness level will be able to it successfully; after all it is a trekking to the Everest Base Camp and not climbing the Mount Everest. Our guides, porters will take care and ensure that you are able to reach on your speed, let it take the time of its own.
Our trekking expedition will cover the below famous points apart from many other. Namche Bazaar, Namche Museum,Tengboche Monastery and The oldest Shepra Village on the highest peak. We will get to see the Mount Lhotse, Mount Ama Dablam, The Imja Valley, Mount Makalu, Mount Cho Yu, Mount Pumori, Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse , Mount Thamserku, Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Mahalangur, Everest Base Camp and a trek to top of Mount Kala Patthar. You will get a panoramic view of the Himalayan Ranges from the Mount Kala Patthar, including the complete view of the Everest.
Region: Himalayan Ranges in Nepal
Trek Type: Group Adventures ( Nepal Guide Info Team )
Group Size: 1 to 16 People per Group.
When is the best time to trek: March to May and Sep to Nov
Not a good time to trek: Jan and June July
Trek Begins and Ends at: Kathmandu.
Trekking Duration: 14 nights / 15 days.
Difficulty level of the Trek: Medium to High.
Total Trekking Distance: 120 Kilometers (both sides).
Maximum Altitude Gain: 5,644 meters.
Daily Altitude Gain: 200 to 400 meters.
Type of Accommodation: Hotel or tea houses on a twin sharing basis.
day by days Itinerary EBC 2018
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 meters) than walk to Phakding (2652 meters)
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) Short Hike
Day 05: Namche to Tengboche (3860 meters)
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360 meters)
Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4360 meters)
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 meters)
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170 meters) to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) & back to Gorakshep.
Day 10: Hiking to Kala Pathar (5645 meters) and descend to Lobuche (4940 meters)
Day 11: Lobuche to Tengboche (3860 meters)
Day 12: Tengboche to Monjo (2835 meters)
Day 13: Monjo to Lukla (2800 meters)
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
.
Group Discounts Available
What does it include?
Airport pick up and drop for international terminal.
Domestic airport transfers.
Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights).
Accommodation during the trekking period (12 nights).
Domestic return flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
Certified guide.
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.
Cost Per Person :1065$usd
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Everest Base Camp trek booking open for March April and May 2018
Everest Base Camp is either of two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5
,364 meters, and North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150 meters.
Everest base camp trek is one of the finest trekking destinations in the world, where you not only get to see the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest but many other high peaks of the world such as Makalu and Lhotse. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) is always the favorite among every adventure enthusiasts who love to trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp facing the south is in the Nepal region and the most popular option for trekkers to reach Everest Base Camp. It is situated on an altitude of 5364 meters. This trekking route is of moderate difficulty level and few instances will be very strenuous. This will be a challenging task and the key over here is your patience level and not your fitness level. People with average fitness level will be able to it successfully; after all it is a trekking to the Everest Base Camp and not climbing the Mount Everest. Our guides, porters will take care and ensure that you are able to reach on your speed, let it take the time of its own.
Our trekking expedition will cover the below famous points apart from many other. Namche Bazaar, Namche Museum,Tengboche Monastery and The oldest Shepra Village on the highest peak. We will get to see the Mount Lhotse, Mount Ama Dablam, The Imja Valley, Mount Makalu, Mount Cho Yu, Mount Pumori, Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse , Mount Thamserku, Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Mahalangur, Everest Base Camp and a trek to top of Mount Kala Patthar. You will get a panoramic view of the Himalayan Ranges from the Mount Kala Patthar, including the complete view of the Everest.
Region: Himalayan Ranges in Nepal
Trek Type: Group Adventures ( Nepal Guide Info Team )
Group Size: 1 to 16 People per Group.
When is the best time to trek: March to May and Sep to Nov
Not a good time to trek: Jan and June July
Trek Begins and Ends at: Kathmandu.
Trekking Duration: 14 nights / 15 days.
Difficulty level of the Trek: Medium to High.
Total Trekking Distance: 120 Kilometers (both sides).
Maximum Altitude Gain: 5,644 meters.
Daily Altitude Gain: 200 to 400 meters.
Type of Accommodation: Hotel or tea houses on a twin sharing basis.
day by days Itinerary EBC 2018
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 meters) than walk to Phakding (2652 meters)
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) Short Hike
Day 05: Namche to Tengboche (3860 meters)
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360 meters)
Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4360 meters)
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 meters)
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170 meters) to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) & back to Gorakshep.
Day 10: Hiking to Kala Pathar (5645 meters) and descend to Lobuche (4940 meters)
Day 11: Lobuche to Tengboche (3860 meters)
Day 12: Tengboche to Monjo (2835 meters)
Day 13: Monjo to Lukla (2800 meters)
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
.
Group Discounts Available
What does it include?
Airport pick up and drop for international terminal.
Domestic airport transfers.
Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights).
Accommodation during the trekking period (12 nights).
Domestic return flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
Certified guide.
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.
Cost Per Person :1065$usd
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Twenty One
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Simren Kaur has had unique experiences in trekking and climbing in the Himalayas, fishing, game-bird shooting, tracking, and observing wild animals, to living in tribal India with dacoits and gun-wielding communists. Married to an army officer, she went where he went, at times to places inaccessible to most people.

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