Everest Basecamp Trek 2019 – October Team now called “Are we there Yeti?”

Namaste friends, family and loved ones,

Big day for us! We agreed on a team name and started our trek up the Khumbu valley. We are now officially known as “Are we there Yeti?” Us Yetis got up early to beat the clouds with our helicopter flight.

Photo 1&2: Very happy to be on schedule and in the air

Photo 3: Crossing our first cable suspension bridge.

Photo 4: Trekking down to the Dudh Kosi river was easy as we lost a thousand feet of altitude. A stroll across the river and we were home for the night.

The trek is immersive with so many things to see and learn about. Our goal for tomorrow is the quaint trading village of Namche Bazaar.
Everyone is excited to explore.

All our best, Carole and Vern Tejas



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