Everest Base Camp Trek & Island Peak Climb: Grom & Team Start Trek

Posted by: Casey Grom | March 20, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 8,700'

Hello from the Khumbu everyone!

Today we caught our early flights from Kathmandu and safely arrived at the famous Lukla airport on what was one of the smoothest flights I’ve ever had. Luckily for us there were no clouds in sight which allowed us an easy and very scenic flight into the heart of the Himalayas. Once in Lukla we relaxed and had breakfast at one of the tea houses while our bags were sorted and readied for our porters.
We hit the trail just after 8 am and hiked casually along the trail taking in the clean fresh mountain air and all the beautiful sights of the surrounding peaks. We hiked for just over three hours stopping along the way to snap photos and enjoy the scenery of the lush green forest with towering snow capped mountains overhead.

The team is comfortably settled in to another tea house here in a village called Phakding that sits on the edge of a beautiful blue river.

All is well and everyone is delighted to be here.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and Crew

First Glimpse of the Himalaya from Lukla Photo: Casey Grom

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Congratulations on a job well done.  We love looking at the pictures,  Dot and Rog

Posted by: dot hemminghaus on 3/31/2014 at 7:07 am

Pastor Sylvia from Tx! Hi, I wish you a wonderful trek! I am looking forward to reading your posts, and seeing your beautiful pictures. that you for sharing your journey with all of us! Victory for you all! Pastor Sylvia Joplin

Posted by: Sylvia Joplin on 3/22/2014 at 7:54 pm

Greetings from San Jose, CA!  Glad to see that everyone is having a good time.  Miss you, Matt!  Good luck on the trek :-)

Posted by: Nisha on 3/22/2014 at 2:43 pm

Namaste from New Mexico. Great to see the photos of the same path I traveled 20 years ago. I hope it hasn’t changed too much. Beware of the raksi and take little steps… Marilyn

Posted by: Marilyn on 3/21/2014 at 9:53 am

How fun to watch your progress! Have a great time.

Posted by: Heather on 3/21/2014 at 5:58 am

Good Morning from Kansas…having my first look at your adventure and will be thrilled to read about your daily experience.  Miss you and Love you…kristy

Posted by: Kristy Yenkey on 3/21/2014 at 5:56 am

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