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Island Peak – Khumbu Khlimbers kruise Kathmandu

Namaste friends, family and loved ones,

We toured the royal square of Patan this morning. Temples, palaces and museum were awaiting our explorations. So many interesting things to look at!

Time has flown by and now it is time to return home. Thank you for following along on our very successful adventure. See you next mountain.

All our best,
Vern Tejas

  

 

Island Peak – Kathmandu Khlimax!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones!

We escaped Lukla early this morning and headed for the big city of Kathmandu. Rug shopping and pedicures occupied our afternoon. Then we celebrated our success with some fine food and libations.

Our trip has been one of fun and wonder and we are happy to have shared it with you. Tomorrow we explore the sights of the Kathmandu valley. Join us.

All my best,
Vern Tejas

 

Island Peak – Khumbu Khlimbers In Lukla

Namaste friends, family and loved ones!

Up early and out on the trail in fine weather. We dropped from Namche to the Dhud Kosi river and crossed the famous hanging bridge. The lower we trekked the warmer it became and soon we were in spring, with crops coming up and fruit trees blooming. A long day of hiking left us mightily hungry so dinner was particularly delicious.

The team is well and starting to plan activities for Kathmandu. See you there.

All our best,
Vern Tejas & Khumbu Khlimbers

 

Island Peak – Khlimbers get Khlean!

Namaste friends , family and loved ones!

Fresh snow covered the trail when we stepped out this morning. All of the Khumbu valley looked like a winter wonderland as we got our last good view of Everest and Lhotse.

We dropped a few thousand feet on our descent to Namche Bazar. The air is noticeably thicker and warmer. And wildlife abounds at this elevation. As we rounded a bend we were blessed with an up close and very personal meeting with a family of Himalayan Tar grazing on the hillside.

The team is enjoying oxygen and spending way to long in the shower. Tomorrow we head for the gateway village of Lukla. See you there!

All our best,
Vern Tejas

 

Everest Basecamp Trek – Khumbu Kutlets Close it Out

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones,

The Kutlets stuck together today on our free day in Kathmandu. We spent the morning touring Patan, one of the three historical royal cities of the Kathmandu Valley. We visited several important temples, spent some time in the Patan Museum and admired the fine woodcarved detail of the buildings in this area— many dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Very cool and very different from the styles of architecture we had seen in the Khumbu Valley.

We capped off our visit with a blessing by the Patan Kumari (- a first for me after a lot of time spent in this country!). A Kumari is a young girl who is worshipped as a living goddess and believed to be the embodiment of the Hindu goddess Durga.

We capped off the day and ended our trip at a Farewell Dinner, where fun was had by all.

This is our last Cybercast, as tomorrow we are flying back to you.

Thanks for following our adventure!

Carole Tejas

 

 

Fantastic! It was everything I had hoped for and more! I wanted to thank you and Alpine Ascents for a wonderful trip to Everest Base Camp! I wish I were back in the Khumbu! The itinerary was perfect! It allowed plenty of time to acclimate and I felt stronger as we got to higher altitude.

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