Everest Base Camp Trek: Casey Grom & Team Land in Lukla

Posted by: Casey Grom | March 24, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 9,350'

Today the team left the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and flew on a nearly perfect day into the Khumbu Valley. We landed at the famous and sometimes a little scary Lukla airstrip without any issues. It was a beautiful 45-minute flight into the Himalayas with amazing views of the mountains and even a glimpse of Mt. Everest itself.

We hiked for a few hours along the only trail that leads up to BC (Basecamp). There are no roads here, just a winding footpath that is busy with trekkers, climbers, porters, and yaks carrying loads for the Everest expeditions.

The team is currently relaxing at one of the many tea houses situated here in the lower Khumbu Valley. It’s an incredibly beautiful and peaceful place to be, and I’m quite certain everyone is excited to be here.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

The Lukla Airport. Photo: Casey Grom Tea House in the Khumbu Valley. Photo: Casey Grom

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betts has been in touch with Charlotte and getting the scoop on your adventure.

Safe travels, hope the weather is good and can’t wait to hear all about it!!,
Mary and Betts

Posted by: Mary Talbot on 3/25/2013 at 6:11 pm

Love seeing the photos…what an incredible experience!  Everyone sends their love..Lissie, pick a nice rock for your collection!  Love you, Nano

Mom, hope you are having a wonderful time on your Himalayan adventure!
-char, Jeb, Will, Eli

Posted by: Nancy Cole on 3/25/2013 at 1:35 pm

Glad you found the right day to fly to lukla.  Looks like there is more snow in Richmond today than there is there…Safe travels and have a great time.

Posted by: Sandy, Haley and Scott on 3/25/2013 at 9:15 am

Proud of all the team and thank you Elsie for sharing this amazing journey! Bring back a rock!

Posted by: Tolar Nolley on 3/25/2013 at 7:41 am

Elsie, Can’t wait to hear your stories and see your pictures.  Enjoy…take good notes, I hopt to follow in your footsteps…  Fletch

Posted by: Fletch on 3/25/2013 at 3:49 am

Wow, great pictures. Here’s to the great weather continuing.  Enjoy the climb.

Posted by: Brenda Barnard on 3/25/2013 at 3:31 am

It all looks so exotic. The views are amazing. I’m praying that you have good weather throughout your journey. I also hope all of you stay in good health and stay safe. Good luck!

Posted by: Yuki Loritz on 3/24/2013 at 8:03 pm

Elsie, Missy and Allie. So glad the flight to Lukla was clear   Loved looking at the photos of the airstrip and the first tea house near that stream. Remember how beautiful and warm it was there.  And the fact that tea house had a toilet and toilet paper, not to mention shower attached to the room!, Thank you Casey for keeping us in the loop. Good luck to the whole team.

Posted by: Kathryn Lebey on 3/24/2013 at 5:05 pm

Good luck trekers. Wish I was there with you.

Posted by: Joe Kappa on 3/24/2013 at 4:15 pm

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