Everest Base Camp Trek: Tucker Bids Farewell to His Team in Lukla

Posted by: Mark Tucker | April 04, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 9,350'

BIG is done!  Here in Lukla and enjoying the thick air and relatively warm temperatures. Long day from Namche to here, all is well. Good day weather wise and lots to view. Beautiful blooming fruit trees that were not at that stage on the way in. Amazing what new sites you see from the opposite direction. We took our time, tried to take in as much of the region as we could and still get us to our home for the night before dark. It was nice to stop and see the children, out and about having fun and a joy to observe the everyday live of the Sherpa people. They have always been such a friendly folk and it held true on this trip as well. Two of our favorite people of the Khumbu, Karma and Mingma part of our local staff that helped make this such a successful trip, left us after dinner. Safe journey to them and thanks so much. Pemba will stay with us till the early flight tomorrow morning. It’s been a blast. Till next time. Get out while you can.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Team shopping in Namche at the end of the trek. Photo: Mark Tucker Team posing in front of a blossoming tree near Namche. Photo: Mark Tucker Namaste. Photo: Mark Tucker

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Hi Kara,
It looks like you have better weather then we have here in Cleveland.
Be safe and have fun.
I am sending you good thoughts.
Donna

Posted by: Donna on 4/7/2014 at 5:33 pm

So glad to see your smiling faces! The fact that you all are shopping is a great sign!!
All kidding aside,it sounds like this trip has had some very real challenges that you have conquered. Congratulations and a big warm hug to all of you.  Can’t wait to hear about this trip.  Thank YOU Mark, for supporting the team and keeping all the fans back in the US informed. Your pictures and your blog have been wonderful.
Jill Shepard

Posted by: Jill Shepard on 4/7/2014 at 5:07 pm

Amazing trip for all of you! Elizabeth and Nancy…love the photos of you ...we’re all living vicariously through your adventures!Truly admire you and this incredible accomplishment…

Posted by: Meg Fernandez on 4/6/2014 at 9:48 am

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