Nepal dreaming

We all have these travel fantasies, you know the ones…if I had all the time/money/inclination in the world I would love to (fill in the blank with your list).   One of the items on my never-gonna-happen-but-it-would-be-so-cool is a trek to the base camp at Mt. Everest.  It would be the closest that I could ever get, and even just to make that trek would be an amazing achievement!  Over the years I’ve read about Everest expeditions and high altitude climbing, watched documentaries and even attended lectures at the Museum of Science.  So fun to dream isn’t it?

itinerary-headerphoto from NatGeo website

I even have one picked out, from National Geographic naturally…

http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/nepal-everest-basecamp-trek/detail

Imagine how stunningly beautiful it must be up there!!

Except now it looks like this:

_82611160_hi026946977photo from bbc

17 people died at base camp, climbers were stranded at camp 1 and camp 2 and were airlifted by helicopter.  And of course, base camp is by far not the worst of it.  Thousands and thousands more have died all over the country, villages are unreachable, aftershocks continue to roll across the mountains.   The whole thing breaks my heart, such a beautiful country devastated.

Please consider donating to the United Methodist Committee on Relief Nepal.  100% of the funds go directly to disaster relief, administrative funds are covered by the United Methodist Church.  Click on the link below for more news and a link to donate.

http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/nepal-earthquake-survivors-in-dire-need-of-food-shelter

What are your secret travel dreams??