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Island Peak 2019 – Klimbers Fly to Kathmandu!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones!

We loaded up the big yellow bird early this morning. With all five of us onboard we took of for the capital city on Kathmandu. Great views!

After touch down we made our way to the hotel and endless hot water  We spent the evening eating and telling tall tales. And enjoying our favorite libations.

Tomorrow we have a free day to explore Thamel and do some shopping. Thank you for joining us on our adventure. We will soon be coming home to you!

All our best,Carole & Vern Tejas and the Klimbers

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!

Island Peak 2019 – Klimbers Do Namche Bazar

Namaste friends, family and loved one,

We dropped another 3,000 feet today and we loved every bit of it. Warmer temperatures and easy hills made for a pleasant descent. We made good time as we were motivated by thoughts of hot showers and hot lattes. We even surprised a Himalayan Tar as he grazed the hill (pictured below).

All is well with the team and we hope to get to the airport town of Lukla tomorrow.

All our best, Vern Tejas and the Klimbers

EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Trekkers Finale

Namaste Everyone,

We had a marathon morning of shopping and wandering through the maze that is the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu. Hundreds of shops, an overwhelming number of choices and many, many purchases. After buying friendship bracelets, the team escaped to the oasis called Garden of Dreams, where they enjoyed a tranquil lunch.

Tonight we celebrated with one last dinner together. Fun and merriment was had by all. Tomorrow we will leave Kathmandu to fly back home.

Signing off,

Carole Tejas for The Khumbu Trekkers

Island Peak 2019 – Klimbers Headed Down

Namaste friends, family and loved ones,

Oxygen is good and more is better! We are moving exceedingly well as we head down valley and towards civilization. Warm thick oxygen laden air enters our lungs and fills us with energy. And our appetites seem to be coming back. Though we are certainly feeling stronger, we are impressed by the strength of the porters carrying everything.

Our thoughts remain on our recent climb of Imja Tse or Island Peak. It remains a high point of our time here.

Thinking of you all as we move closer with each step.

All our best, Vern Tejas and the Klimbers

 

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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