Everest Base Camp Trek: The Team Finishes Their Trek

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos | November 18, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 4,383'

Namaste from Kathmandu.

Yes, we are out of the mountains… the team has finished the trek!

The last couple of days of our descent have been really exciting dear friends. Upon our arrival into Namche Bazaar, we took a rest day to enjoy the magic that embraces one when in the Khumbu.

With the best weather one can imagine and with the image of the highest mountains of the world very vivid in our memories, we found ourselves having an incredible surprise: we’d take a helicopter tour around Everest! Story aside, it is worth mentioning how seeing from the air lines that wrote history in mountain climbing, like the Hornbein Couloir made our eyes “watery”.

We’d finish our descent to Lukla and bask in thick air as the smell of the aviation fuel brought us to realize we were getting to the end of an incredible trek. We flew into Kathmandu this morning where we await our flights back home at the same time as we will be witnessing tomorrow the second democratic elections in this small Himalayan country. Nepali people are to elect a government to end a five-year period of an unstable care-taking government since the abolition of their monarchy… but this is a “summit” Nepal has to climb and we wish them luck.

That has been all from our trip. Thanks to all of you who followed our adventure through our RMI Blog, to our great Sherpa Nawang Dorjee, to our Nepali outfitter HAD and Sagar in particular and to the mountains for being there and providing such an experience and making us feel so small.

RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos

Night photo of Mt. Everest. Photo: Chris Palmer

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