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Everest Base Camp Trek Starts

Namaste from Kathmandu Everyone,

Our Spring 2018 Himalayan season is underway and our 1st Everest Base Camp trekkers are arriving today. We will be flying into the mountains on Monday March 26th after arrivals and prep here in Kathmandu.

Stay turned for more.

My Best

Eric Murphy

Island Peak – Khumbu Khlimbers kruise Kathmandu

Namaste friends, family and loved ones,

We toured the royal square of Patan this morning. Temples, palaces and museum were awaiting our explorations. So many interesting things to look at!

Time has flown by and now it is time to return home. Thank you for following along on our very successful adventure. See you next mountain.

All our best,
Vern Tejas

  

 

Island Peak – Kathmandu Khlimax!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones!

We escaped Lukla early this morning and headed for the big city of Kathmandu. Rug shopping and pedicures occupied our afternoon. Then we celebrated our success with some fine food and libations.

Our trip has been one of fun and wonder and we are happy to have shared it with you. Tomorrow we explore the sights of the Kathmandu valley. Join us.

All my best,
Vern Tejas

 

Island Peak – Khumbu Khlimbers In Lukla

Namaste friends, family and loved ones!

Up early and out on the trail in fine weather. We dropped from Namche to the Dhud Kosi river and crossed the famous hanging bridge. The lower we trekked the warmer it became and soon we were in spring, with crops coming up and fruit trees blooming. A long day of hiking left us mightily hungry so dinner was particularly delicious.

The team is well and starting to plan activities for Kathmandu. See you there.

All our best,
Vern Tejas & Khumbu Khlimbers

 

Island Peak – Khlimbers get Khlean!

Namaste friends , family and loved ones!

Fresh snow covered the trail when we stepped out this morning. All of the Khumbu valley looked like a winter wonderland as we got our last good view of Everest and Lhotse.

We dropped a few thousand feet on our descent to Namche Bazar. The air is noticeably thicker and warmer. And wildlife abounds at this elevation. As we rounded a bend we were blessed with an up close and very personal meeting with a family of Himalayan Tar grazing on the hillside.

The team is enjoying oxygen and spending way to long in the shower. Tomorrow we head for the gateway village of Lukla. See you there!

All our best,
Vern Tejas

 

Vern, Carole and the sherpa team did an excellent job of organizing and keeping things moving. They clearly have a deep love for that region of the glove. Vern’s knowledge and experience as a climber is unquestionable, and he was able to pass that along. The administrative side is well organized and the staff are […]

A similar view on our approach to base camp.
Touring the Swayambunath Temple, also known as the Monkey Temple, in Kathmandu.
Looking down into the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath.
Sadhus or holy men of the Pashupatinath temple.
A view down the impressive landing strip in Lukla.
Trekking through villages below the town of Namche.
Approaching the summit.
A view into the Khumbu valleyÁs largest village, Namche Bazaar.
Memorial cairns for Sherpa climbers, who have passed away.
A group inside the childhood home of Lakpa Rita, in the village of Thame.
Standing in the courtyard of the 300+ year old Thame Monastery.
Along the trail one continuously sees these ever-present mani stones or prayer stones.
The entrance to Tengboche monastery.
Evening light in Tengboche.
Young monks during the Mani Rimdu Festival at the Tengboche Monastery.
A thanka painting of the White Tara on a rock wall along the trail.
From the top of Kala Pattar a trekker looks out north towards Tibet with Mt. Everest summit ridge off to the right.
On the way out to Everest base camp with the Khumbu Icefall recognizable in the distance.
A traditional home with slate roof, along the trekking route.
Everest base camp during a spring expedition season.
Views south from the top with Baruntse in the distance on the far left and Ama Dablam on the far right.
The spectacular summit ridge of Island Peak.
View from the summit.
A similar view on our approach to base camp.

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