Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Second Batch of RP Everest Team in Kathmandu

Jong Narciso, a member of the 1st Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition, will provide support for Leo Oracion and Pastour Emata at Everest Base Camp. He posted these e-mails at the MFPI e-groups the past few days.


Message: 1
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2006 10:37:42 -0000
From: "jong narciso"
Subject: update on kathmandu

salamat s lahat!

We have just finish having mass at the local catholic church here in kathmandu. we've also hooked up with a lot of pinoys after the mass. kaya tuloy nagkaroon ng improptu party. Bigla na lng nagbilihan sa market then diretso sa bahay ni terese stuart isang pinay working for unicef.

mabuhay ang pinoy abroad. we met people from tuegegarao, nueva ecija, cebu, capiz, davao, iligan, cagayan de oro, iloilo, naga, sorsogon at ewan ko mukhang may na miss pa ko. they prepared sinigang dinuguan pata enselada at marami pang iba. Ang sarap talaga ng pinoy food especially after a week of dhal bat, nasala, roti momo at kung ano ano pang nepali food.

right now pastour is back in namche bazar after a trek around the area, yung dapat na six day trek ginawa nyang 2 days. si leo went back to kala patar and gorak shep then towards everest base camp. by tomorrow he will be back with pastour.

Pastour just had a night out with the malaysian and singaporean team. mnagdadatingan na yung mga expeditions. yesterday we were with the polish team although hirap sila mag english hopefully in threee four days pati kami makapunta na dun

salamat sa philippine airlines, summit water, medcentral, fitness first, PAMI, coleman,abs-cbn, stratworks, mozcom, kodak, mational sports grill, globe. sana po tangkilikin natin sila at sa mga tumulong po sa amin ang habagat, bombproof, fluid, sandugo, trek, power up, montanara at lagalag

sa muli


Message: 2
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2006 10:41:57 -0000
From: "jong narciso"
Subject: Re: kathmandu

ang may phone lang si jb number nya 09163859470 dagdag mo na lang country code 977. ang problema wala na syang load. kung yung hotel naman parati kaming nasa labas. pwede mong i-try yung trekking agency +9774220664,4266898.


Message: 4
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2006 10:49:53 -0000
From: "jong narciso"
Subject: helpful tips for the future

guys it's easy to go here to kathmandu and trek!!!!

right now the easiest is through bangkok. there are budget airlines now servicing manila-bangkok. in bangkok you can find cheap places to stay or if you can get connecting flights you can sleep at the airport.

the cheapest to kathmandu is royal nepal airlines, a roundtrip ticket bangkok-kathmandu-bangkok is $445. kayang kayang ipunin.

in kathmandu you can find places to stay for as low as $2 per person per night.

for trekking you can contact International Adventures Trek and Expeditions. the owner is a nepali with a filipina wife. they are willing to give discounts to us. they have a website or email them at try to look for henry or emma pariyar

the cost of living here is cheap. the exchange rate of dollar to rupees is NR 1 - $71. so nas angat ang peso

so save up and start planning

hope to see you here