Island Peak 2019 – Klimbers Slog into Lukla!

It was a beautiful morning to descend from Namche. Spring has finally come to the lower Khumbu valley and there are flowers everywhere. The Rhododendrons are unbelievable. In Monjo the Plum trees are at their peak. Even the Mustard Greens are up and at it. All the blooms made for some colorful trekking!

However the afternoon was a different story as we were plagued by monsoon conditions. Several of us even bought umbrellas. The trail was running likes river so we picked up our pace and made it to our tea house in record time. Drying things out and drinking large quantities of hot chocolate was fun. Despite the unseasonable weather we did not let it dampen our spirits! We are looking forward to flying back to Kathmandu soon.

All our best, Vern Tejas and the KLIMBERS!

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