1st travel news

We have also members who have expressed keen interest in finding friends among the Silverhairs group to travel together to different parts of Asia. Travel while we can still walk is the desire of many would-be retiree.  So, if you are looking for friends to travel together, this is the section.

Author: Terence Seah


2 thoughts on “1st travel news”

  1. I just returned from a 12 day trip to Bhutan and it included a trek up 670m to view the Taksang Monastery located at 2,940m above sea level on the edge of a vertical cliff. As we did this on the day after our arrival, the non-acclimatised condition added to the challenge of the climb. When we travelled by road at one pass we were at 3,988m and had a spectacular view of the eastern part of the Himalayas. It was a clear day and the snow capped majestic mountain range in view is just so exciting!

    Now I am considering doing a relatively easy to moderate trek say in Nepal sometime either next or following year while I can still drag my body to do so. Has anyone done such treks and any recommendations/tips? I have no travel kaki for this trip yet as I think I need to first convince myself that this is what I want to do.

  2. Hi Yin Fan

    I came back from Mt Everest Base Camp (5,356m above sea level) on 17 Oct.06. Yes, the mountainous view is majestic and awesome. There were 10 of us but only 2 (one of them is myself) make it to the destination. The rest are suffering without much preparation. You need at least 3 months of vertical training if you want to enjoy your trip and don’t expect even a one-star standard of lodging. Back to Basic. Best months to go is Spring (Mar, Apr) or Autumn (Oct, Nov). Do it while you have no problem with your joints NOW!


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