Everest Base Camp Trek: Team Arrives in Kathmandu

Posted by: Linden Mallory | March 14, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 4,383'

The team convened in Kathmandu today to kick off our Everest Base Camp Trek and climb of Island Peak. A heavy rain blew through Kathmandu last night, clearing the skies this morning for gorgeous views of the surrounding hills and the peaks of the Himalaya looming in the distance. Everyone arrived as scheduled today, easily retrieving bags and passing through customs. We loaded all of the gear into the back of the van and plunged into the busy streets of Kathmandu, navigating between the taxis, buses, rickshaws, street vendors, and pedestrians on our way to the hotel. Life in Kathmandu happens on the streets, from buying daily groceries to sipping tea and we slowly made our way through it all, taking in everything as we navigated the streets.

We will do the final round of packing our gear for the mountains tomorrow before heading out to visit the streets and landmarks of Kathmandu. After months of preparation and days of travel we are excited to be here with the trip finally underway.

RMI Guide Linden Mallory

The busy streets of Kathmandu.  Photo: RMI Collection An evening in Kathmandu.  Photo:  Linden Mallory

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