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Trekkers and Island Peakers Trek to Phakding

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> Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones,
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> We had an exciting flight today from Kathmandu to Lukla. The pilot was able to maneuver our Twin Otter through the clouds, which cleared just before we started our descent to Lukla. After a second breakfast in Lukla, we hit the trail and started our walk to Phakding.
> We took our time, stopping to visit a small monastery along the way and taking lots of photos. The light rain didn’t dampen our spirits. >
> We settled into our tea house mid-afternoon and had some time to relax before dinner. Then early to bed, as we had woken up around 4 am to catch our flight this morning. >
> Check back tomorrow as we head to Namche Bazar.
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> Carole & Vern Tejas

The Everest Base Camp Trek begins!

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The team boards a Twin Otter to fly to Lukla

Everest Base Camp Trekkers Depart Kathmandu, Arrive Lukla

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Everest Base Camp Trekkers and Island Peakers Tour Kathmandu

Friends, Family & Loved Ones, It was a busy day. We began at the crack of dawn (almost) and boarded the bus to see the important sights of the city:  From there we went to circumambulate the Boudnath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world. The last highlight of our tour was Pashupati, an important Hindu temple and cremation site. The rest of the day was spent doing an orientation and gear check to make sure that everyone had all the necessary kit. We are now all organized, packed, well fed and very ready to hit the trail. Last but not least, the team wants to wish Maya a very happy 15th birthday tomorrow! Carole and Vern Tejas

 

    First stop: Monkey Temple, a Unesco World Heritage site, where you can see us in the spinning prayer wheels
    The team with some Sadhus (holy men) at Pashupati:
 

It was clear that Vern & Carole are pros and very knowledgeable. They shared their passion for the Khumbu region with us. The local Sherpas were very helpful as well.

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