Everest Basecamp Trek 2019 – The return of Team Buff

Namaste friends, family and loved ones,

An early breakfast set us up for an early departure from the Lukla International Airport. We bid our beloved mountains and the friendly Khumbu valley goodbye.

A short flight in a short plane and a scenic drive return the team to Kathmandu. Of course we have to go out and celebrate with a delightfully different dinner.

We all had a great experience and to quote “A trip of a lifetime “. We are looking forward to returning home now so we’ll be seeing you soon. Thank you for following.

All my best, Carole and Vern Tejas



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