Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones,
Welcome to our coverage of the 2016 Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak Expedition. All the team members have arrived in Kathmandu and are allreally excited to get the expedition started.
We met as a group for the first time this evening for an orientation and welcome dinner. Looks like we’ve got a lively group — there was no shortage of good conversation at the dinner table!
Now is a special time to be in Nepal because we are in the middle of one of Nepal’s most important holidays, called Dashain. Dashain lasts for 10 days and, in a nutshell, celebrates the victory of good over evil (– hard to argue with that). There are festivities of all sorts happening all over the place and alot of socializing so it’s a fun time to start our trip.
Tomorrow we’re going to do a city tour of Kathmandu in the morning and then spend the afternoon organizing our gear so that we are ready for an early morning departure to Lukla the day after tomorrow.
Where technology permits, we will plan to send expedition updates every day, with photos where possible (recognizing that it being Nepal, it’s not always technologically possible) so please check back tomorrow and thereafter– that includes you, Taylor!
Thanks for following us, and Happy Dashain!
Vern & Carole Tejas