Everest Base Camp Trek: Team Arrives in Namche Bazaar

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos | November 03, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek

“Tashi Dele” from Namche Bazaar!

What a lucky team we are! Scheduled to fly yesterday into Lukla, the morning greeted us in Kathmandu with cloudy skies, grounding the little aircrafts that are meant to bring climbers and trekkers alike to the Khumbu.

After a long hour of uncertainty, (and with the news that Lukla was also shutting down,) we relied on our trustworthy outfitter personnel at the airport; Sagar and Shangkar pulled some magic and about an hour and a half later, we were boarding… a helicopter! This safer vehicle under such conditions, provided us with awesome views of Everest and Nuptse as we approached Lukla above the clouds and we continued to give high fives in disbelief of what we were experiencing.

Soon after we met our Sherpa Nawang and porters at Lukla, we headed for Phakding, where we’d spend our first night at a Sherpa lodge. Continuing today with astonishing views along the lower valleys, we proceeded towards Namche, from where we are writing now as we enjoy a cup of milk tea.

The biggest excitement of the day was provided by the many hanging bridges, the last of which is a new addition to the trail since last season and sits some 300 feett above the river! As the mystique of the Buddhist populated land embraced us, we enjoyed the great hiking trails ornamented with centennial Mani stones and prayer flags.

Upon arrival, we enjoyed a hardy dinner at “Camp de Base Lodge” and we’re now ready for a well earned rest. Tomorrow we’ll meander in Namche optimizing our acclimating process with hopes of taking some sunrise pictures over Ama Dablam, weather permitting.

Best regards from Nepal,

RMI Guide Elías de Andrés Martos

 

Loading the unexpected helicopter in Kathmandu. Photo: Elias de Andres Martos Landed in Lukla meeting Sherpa Nawang. Photo: Elias de Andres Martos Arriving today in Namche Bazaar. Photo: Elias de Andres Martos

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Can’t wait to see your sunrise shots!
Have a good trip!!!!!!

Posted by: Tammy Doppenberg on 11/3/2013 at 9:09 pm

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