Beautiful blue skies above the incredible views from Namche Baazar this morning. The entire team enjoyed a another breakfast at the Hotel Tibet and have head out in many different directions for separate projects, including some viewpoint hiking, for our last acclimatization rest day here in Nachme. Tomorrow will we hit the trail and have a chance to visit the Tengboche monastery on our way to the Rivendell Lodge in Deboche.
Garrett and Kurt arrived Nachme this morning. They reunited with the climbing team for an excellent breakfast at the Hotel Tibet.
Everyone spent the day exploring and enjoying the comforts of Namche Baazar: the coffee shops, bakeries, pubs, and some shopping for very last minute items like personal solar panels.
Kurt ran some system checks on the satellite uplink terminal that will provide our internet connection at Everest base camp. All systems go.
Some new friends were also made which is perhaps the most joyful element of having adventures. Everyone is looking forward to the days ahead.
The climbing team trekked up to Nachme yesterday where we will spend two nights.
Garrett and Kurt will arrive via MI-17 helicopter this morning as their fixed wing flight as cancelled yesterday due to cloud cover in pass leading to Lukla.
The whole team will be together today in Namche.
Craziness here at the Kathmandu airport: Tribhuvan International! (situation normal). Among the things that you don’t see inside the waiting area at other international airports are monkeys and birds. They were too fast for a photo.
Craziness here at the Kathmandu airport! (situation normal). Among the things that you don’t see inside the waiting area at other international airports are monkeys and birds. They were too fast for a photo.
Getting ready to leave the comforts of the Yak & Yeti and head to the airport for our flight to Lukla and the start of our trekking!
We just finished a wonderful 4 night safari in Tanzania, visiting the Serengeti, Tarangire, and Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife parks. We saw so many animals and enjoyed the wonderful Sopa lodges along the way, it was a very relaxing and wonderful experience!
Now we are off to Kilimanjaro to begin our first day hike up to the Machame Camp. Our plan is to spend a total of 6 nights and 7 days on Kili climbing to the top and back down. We are looking forward to climbing through the rainforest, mooreland, alpine desert, and ice cap zones on the mountain. I will be using the RainOn tracking system so you can follow our climb up to the top of the mountain!
Photo: The team at Gibb’s Farm yesterday on the way back to Arusha from a 5 day safari!