Today the climbing and trekking teams enjoy a wonderful tour of some of the major sites of Kathmandu and are getting ready to fly up to the mountain village of Luka to begin the trek to Everest base camp tomorrow. Madison Mountaineering guide Terray Sylvester provides a recap of the day:
Hello! This is Terray calling in for the 2022 Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest expedition! It’s April 3rd. Today our climbing and trekking teams enjoyed a tour around two of Kathmandu’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We went to Pashupatinath Temple, which is the most famous Hindu temple here in the city and we went to the famous Boudhanath Stupa, which is one of the world’s largest Buddist stupas.
Tomorrow our plan is to fly to Lukla so we can begin our trek up to Everest Base Camp. That’s an exciting day and so far the weather forecast looks good! So if all goes as planned, our fixed-winged flights will depart Kathmandu early in the morning and will be in Lukla in time for breakfast.
So all is well here in Nepal and we’ll be in touch!
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