- Full Name: Mick Bromley
- Location: Nepal - Makalu Base Camp
- Phone: 250 931 4066
- Expires: 15 days, 22 hours
Have you ever dreamt of trekking in Nepal?
This could be your opportunity. Over the past 20 years I have led over 100 high altitude treks around the world, specializing in all things Himalayan.
I moved from Quadra Island to Salt Spring a year and a half ago and will be leading this trek myself, alongside our Nepali staff of course! I am happy to meet with you for a coffee, have a phone call, email, whatever it takes to discuss any and all aspects of this, amazing opportunity. I will not try to ‘sell you a trip’, more like I will happily share my passion and experience so you may see for yourself if this is the trip for you.
Call me 250 931 4066
Here are outline trip details I recently mailed to friends and past clients.
I invite you to join me on a trek to Makalu Base Camp in East Nepal, 24th October -17th November 2017. The route is a challenging high altitude walk, through the Arun and Barun Valleys, offering some as the most dramatic high mountain scenery on earth, the ‘Yosemite of the Himalaya’. This is a fully supported camping trip, supported by our team of local guides, cooks and porters, such that we are able to walk with day packs and enjoy the journey to it’s fullest. We trek to Makalu Base Camp, the 5th highest mountain in the world, and alongside K2 possibly the most dramatic of the 8000m peaks, offering views of Everest, Lhotse and countless other Himalayan giants. Our trek is coordinated to coincide with the full moon as we reach the base camp at 5500m. We return via a different, seldom used route to maximize our experience of this majestic mountain region.
The Makalu trek is probably the quietest of the classic mountain journeys in Nepal. There are few settlements, this is a real wild mountain trek with abundant bird life, wild flowers and wildlife in the Makalu – Barun Conservation area.The cost of the trip, 22 days fully supported trekking and all inclusive of internal flights, permits, meals and 4 nights in the beautiful 4 Star Hotel Shankar in Kathmandu is C$4950. Plus your return flight to Kathmandu, insurance and local staff tips. If you consider the length of our journey, our support crew and the places we trek to, this could be the best adventure travel value around.
(Vancouver to Kathmandu around $1500 with Cathay Pacific as I write).
A few days ago my two sons, aged 5 and 7 set off on the school bus to start their own adventure together at our local elementary school. The connection here is of course that I have not undertaken a ‘serious’ trek for over two years, the longest break I’ve had since 1989. Although madly in love with my family I have missed the mountains enormously and am committed to making the most of this trip for myself and all involved, and sincerely hope you will join me. I have never trekked to Makalu before and have chosen this route as the most inspiring and fresh return to the Himalaya I could imagine.
It is short notice I know, but also more than enough time to prepare should you be inspired to do so. I will give you my personal advice and support, equipment lists etc. to help with this process. I will advertise the trip further afield shortly, but first wanted to send out this invitel to a few friends and particular people I have trekked with before, on this ‘return to the mountains’! Whatever works out we will be a small group travelling in great style. There will be a variety of opportunities in the future, but I hope to hear from you soon.
Mick Bromley – Owner/Guide
MJB Wilderness Trekking Ltd.
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