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Landed at Lukla

Tue 06 Nov 2012 03:51 » Jon

After a day relaxing and shopping in Kathmandu, we’re finally underway.

20121108-131715.jpgLast time I flew to Lukla we got up early, got told the flight was cancelled, spent the next four days waiting for the weather to improve, and finally had to charter a helicopter to avoid the chaos at Kathmandu airport. This time, things were much smoother – we got up at 04:00 today, got the first flight out of KTM and were in Lukla before 07:00.

The skies here are clear, and the sun is gradually reaching more of the village, which will hopefully warm things up – it’s pretty cold at the moment.

We’re just waiting for a second plane to bring a few remaining bags now. After recent issues on flights up here they’re being a bit more strict about luggage allowances, and we had to split the team’s bags between a couple of planes. Once the bags arrive, we’ll hopefully be off up the Khumbu.


  1. Good news Bob, pleased you arrived safely.
    I love arriving at Lukla. The noise, the smells, the activity, it all adds to the excitement of the start of the trip.
    The walk to Phakding is one of my favourite bits. I love the Nepali countryside near Lukla, loads of activity and life going on. There were lots of flowers out when I was there, it all looked very idilic (Sp?).
    Remember it;s a marathon, not a sprint “bistari, bistari”


    Comment by Pete (Twoshedz) Smith — November 6, 2012 @ 08:57

  2. How’s the food? Just had a steak and ale pie for lunch at the Cat and Canary and we were wondering how the Dal Bhat was going down.

    Comment by Steve — November 6, 2012 @ 13:33

  3. I haven’t seen a single steak and kidney pie since I got to Nepal :-(

    I haven’t actually had dhal bhat yet though – so can’t complain. Food so far has been generally ok – had pizza and chips last night which was great!

    Comment by Jon — November 8, 2012 @ 07:02

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