Lets Try Nepal: Up to the Himalayas with a Wheelchair

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Before you give in to the temptation to reach for adjectives like "inspiration" or "brave" let me plead "No contest." Erik Weihenmayer has used up all the superlatives available for disabled travelers to Nepal. He as he fist blind man to climb Everest. My idea of "base camp" is the room with  roll-in shower at Kathmandu's Hyatt Regency overlooking the spire of Boudhanath Stupa.

I traveled Nepal from May 14 to the 24th, 2014. It was all arranged by Four Season Travel and Tours and I cannot imagine doing it without them. Nepal is not an easy trek even in the most developed parts.

Getting off the plane was a circus. First they claimed that that had no aisle chair. Then they wanted to charge me $75 for the lift-bed truck that they schlep you off in. There were tiedown slot in the floor but not straps or seatbelts! Nepal needs training by the experts at Open Doors Organization.

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