Everest Base Camp Trek: Casey Grom & Team Enjoy the Sights in Kathmandu

Posted by: Casey Grom | March 23, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 4,383'

Hello everyone!

After our really long flights (nearly two days) the team arrived yesterday and had a early dinner and then off to bed to catch up on some much needed sleep.

Today we had our official team meeting and discussed the adventure ahead. After our meeting we headed out into Kathmandu to explore a little before we head into the mountains. Our first stop was to the Swayambunath, aka the Monkey Temple. It’s a beautiful temple that sits above most of the city with views in all directions and is incredibly important to the Buddhist population here in the city. Next we paid a visit to the Pashupatinath Temple which is where the Hindu’s bring their dead for cremation, and it was very surreal to be present while this ceremony was taking place. We then made a quick stop at the Boudhanath Stupa which is the second largest Stupa in the world.

After our city tour the team made our way back to our hotel and finalized our packing and finished the day off with a nice meal at the Famous Rum Doodle where they have saved autographs from all the climbers and Everest summiteers over the years: Sir Edmund Hillary, Reinhold Messner and many others.

It was a pretty full day to say the least. Everyone is doing great and looking forward to getting into the mountains and stretching their legs.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

Team Grom in Kathmandu. Photo: Casey Grom Swayambunath aka Monkey Temple. Photo: Casey Grom Prayer wheels in Kathmandu. Photo: Casey Grom The Team enjoying dinner at the Rum Doodle. Photo: Casey Grom

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Elsie,
Betts has been in touch with Charlotte getting the scoop on your big adventure!.. We are off to Florida for 5 days with our foreign exchange student. Just a slightly different adventure!!
Wishing you safe travels and beautiful views from your gang in Denver!!

Posted by: Mary Talbot on 3/24/2013 at 5:20 pm

Casey & Team -

Looks like some fun days ahead.  Looking forward to following your journey.

-Larry Seaton

Posted by: Larry Seaton on 3/24/2013 at 11:22 am

Chris and rest of team—enjoy and good luck!  Miss you Chris.  from Nancy

Posted by: Nancy Flores on 3/24/2013 at 10:18 am

So glad to see pics of the team. Elsie, Allie and Missy you all look great and know you are having a wonderful time in Kathmandu   Love reading the blog but love the photos even more. Praying for good clear weather for Lukla flight!!,

Posted by: Kathryn Lebey on 3/23/2013 at 12:08 pm

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