Everest 2019 expedition leader, Garrett Madison, checks in with an update on Day 2 and the team heading to Ramechhap:
Hey! This is Garrett calling in for the Mount Everest expedition team! We had a great day in Kathmandu doing gear checks, going out to dinner, had a city tour today, did some final shopping and this afternoon we are leaving to drive from Kathmandu towards the town of Ramechhap (27.393889°, 86.061389°). Tomorrow morning we are going to fly from there to Lukla (2850m). The Kathmandu airport is undergoing some renovation repairs right now on the runway. So domestic flights are a little bit jammed up. From Ramechhap we should have a smooth flight up to Lukla. We are looking forward to that tomorrow and getting started on our trek to base camp. Everyone is doing great and the whole team is here and we are excited! The weather is good. We will check in again soon. Thanks!