We’ve Arrived! Major Progress…

This is a first important step: all of us have arrived in Kathmandu, and equally important, no luggage was lost.  Looks like we are a nice group of 21 people getting ready for our trek to basecamp.  All of us are planning to do the trek to Everest basecamp, and a few (like myself) will then continue to the summit.

Spent the first day performing a gear check and purchased a few items that were missing.  All I needed was a softshell jacket and an additional pair of gloves.  Navigating the city was a bit of an adventure, though.  The traffic is not for the faint-hearted!  See video below.

We are now waiting for our flight to Lukla.  This is where the trek to basecamp begins.  There is a tiny airport and flights are available only when the weather conditions are stable.  There were no flights yesterday, but we are staying optimistic…

kathmandu pic
Done shopping and waiting for my flight to Lukla