Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones,
We tried to make the most of our last trekking day today by starting with a group photo, below.
The five hours on the trail seemed easy compared to prior days at higher elevations, and the fertile terrain of the lower Khumbu Valley made for some very picturesque walking.
We got on the trail relatively early, both to beat the “rush hour” congestion of Trekkers and pack animals, and also to make sure that we arrived in Lukla in time for lunch and a full afternoon of enjoying all that Lukla has to offer: namely, cappuccino, the Irish and Scottish pubs, and of course shopping. The Kowboys also were able to meet the daughter and youngest grandson of our hosts in Namche.
It’s been my pleasure to introduce the Team to our extended Sherpa family here in the Khumbu.
Tonight we had the first of our celebration dinners — libations, toasts and lots of chicken chili, pizza and momos. Tomorrow, assuming that weather cooperates, it’s back to Kathmandu!
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