Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Away from Kathmandu

Our Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla did fly this morning and we arrived here at Lukla at around 10.30am. We had one false start where we were ready to board the plane, and then the flight was delayed due to mist in Lukla , however eventually the mist moved away and we boarded. Its great to be up here closer to the bigger mountains. The weather is rainy here with lots of cloud and this rain must be falling as snow at higher altitudes.

Some of the team are shopping in Lukla for large plastic bags to pack their kit into as they were not really expecting such heavy rain.... and once we are organised, hired our porters and yaks to carry our expedition climbing equipment and food supplies we will walk for the afternoon to the village of Phakting where we will stay the night.The trail is a nice one and is the main artery leading up to Namche bazaar the sherpa capital.

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