We had our welcome dinner last night and a chance to meet our group of 21 brave souls that will be part of this trek. I have a feeling that by the end of the trip we would know each other quite well.
Here is an excerpt from our organizer, Advanced Adventures, about this trek.
“There is nothing like stepping onto that first suspension bridge, that first glimpse of Mt Everest on the climb up to Namche Bazaar or listening to the early morning chants of the monks at Tengboche Monastery (at a mere 12,694 feet). The Everest Base Camp Trek really is the trek of a lifetime and has a well-earned place on most people’s bucket list of travels. It includes the famed early morning hike to Kala Patthar (18,188 feet) where one can watch the sun rise over the west and south face of Everest and get a bird’s eye view of climbers en route to the summit.”
Enough said, I am excited and can’t wait ’til our flight at 6:15 AM tomorrow to Lukla.
Meanwhile, here are some pictures from sightseeing around Kathmandu, Bhaktipur, and Nagarkot.