3/27/17 — 1st Day Trekking: from Lukla to Phakding

Today was our lucky day: after getting up at 2AM, we flew out to Lukla.  It’s quite common that this flight gets delayed for days, due to bad weather.

We had an amazing day, hiking from Lukla to Phakding, a tiny village on the way to Everest basecamp.

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Gorgeous conditions near Phakding

 

It was a pleasant four-hour downhill hike, just long enough to figure out all the things that could potentially go wrong with my gear.  In the end, it turned out that nothing major needed to be addressed.  Now I’m getting plenty of rest to have enough energy for the next few days when we will be gaining altitude.

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Resting in Phakding after the first day of hiking