No signal for the last couple of days so we were unable to update on the blog.

We are at Namche Bazar so here is a summary of the last few days.
Flew into Lukla from Kathmandu fabulous scenery flying through the foothills of the Himalayas and then to fly between the mountains to land at Lukla.
 Lukla airport and Lukla itself was buzzing with Trekers, climbers, porters and Sherpas. It was a quick cup of green tea while are bags were loaded onto the backs of the porters. We have a cup of tea, put on  our day bags and off we went following our guide and Sherpas.
It’s then a 3hr trek to a village called Phakding were we have lunch and an acclimatisation climb to a monastery high in the hills.
We leave Phakding and head towards Monjo another small village on the edge of the Dudh Kosi river this takes us 4hrs dropping down to the river to cross and then back up again.
Arrive at Monjo get set up in our Tea House we then do another acclimatisation climb through a pine forest nearly 2hours and very tough.
Back to our Tea House supper and an early night.
Today (Saturday) was our toughest day yet we leave Monjo after breakfast at 7:30 and head towards Namche we head down the valley and cross our first of several bridges getting higher and longer each time. We encounter yak heards and donkeys loaded up heading for Namche market.
The air is getting really thin now and the walking is tough its one foot in front the other and really slow.
3 hours since we left Monjo and we get our first view of Everest a great moment, we push on. We are still going up and finally see Namche in the distance perched on the side of a mountain. We get to our Tea House the highest Tea House in Namche with spectacular views from our bedroom windows.
More tomorrow .
Steve and the Drek Trek team


  1. Dave n Tracey Mahoney says: November 10, 2012 • 12:56:49

    Thinking of you guys and we are very proud of you. Good Luck !

  2. Swinge says: November 10, 2012 • 13:40:11

    Brilliant, well done the team! So proud of you all. Would love to be there with you – but does sound very tough so perhaps it was better staying in sunny Truro. Glad you now have a well earned rest at Namche – hope it helps with the acclimatisation. Much love to you all and especially to Jim and Tom. Jo x

  3. Maxine Milliner says: November 10, 2012 • 15:17:26

    Hello to you all, so glad to hear that all is well and that you are making great progress on your amazing adventure. Lots of people are sending their love and are keeping up to date with your status via drektrek. Alan, much love to you from us all. Max and co. xxxxxxxxxx

  4. Cas and Den Dixon says: November 10, 2012 • 17:32:56

    Sounds amazing. Well done the happy trekkers. keep up with the acclimatisation. Best wishes to all, but especially Big Jim and Tom. Greetings from sunny (but today very rainy) Jaffa! all the best, Cas and Den (and Rob, Dora and Tom)

  5. Bríd says: November 10, 2012 • 18:34:03

    Hi guys, Last couple of day sounds amazing and tough – think you are all amazing too! Chris – appreciate the updates, thanks. best wishes boys xx

    Mikey – hopefully communication is working now ! take care and missing you xxxx

  6. Ginny Lean says: November 10, 2012 • 20:59:40

    Wow! Sounds just incredible and impossible to imagine!
    So you’re well up there in the clouds now and sounds like its getting a bit tougher. Stay strong, keep plodding and remember we’re all thinking of you!
    Lots of Love to Beano from Tom, Cara & Ginny xxx

  7. Holly & Emily says: November 10, 2012 • 23:01:35

    Good Luck Grandad Jim and Uncle Tom, very proud of you both x

  8. Gem says: November 11, 2012 • 00:05:59

    Well done guys! Sounds amazing! Really proud of you Dan, keep going and keep strong, hope your enjoying it – jowan & sadie send a big kiss lots of love xx

  9. Joe Griffin says: November 11, 2012 • 00:13:12

    Sounds spectacular but also tiring. Impressed.
    It’s one heck of a thing you are doing.

  10. Rob Angell & clan says: November 11, 2012 • 07:21:10

    Wow. Sounds spectacular but also challenging so early on. Hope all are well and team spirit carrying you along when needing to dig really deep. Thoughts to all of you; much love Dad thinking of you x

  11. Judith lea says: November 11, 2012 • 07:57:27

    How amazing to read your comments & see pictures! It’s very inspirational. Well done to you all, we are so enjoying following your wonderful journey x

  12. Christine Thompson says: November 11, 2012 • 08:00:27

    What an adventure. Well done everyone. Its amazing what can be achieved one step at a time.
    Love to Mike and Will

  13. Alfie & Charlie Pentecost says: November 11, 2012 • 08:49:53

    Hello Grandad & Uncle Robbie, we hope you are having a wonderfull time, lots of love to everybody from all the Pentecostsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  14. David Mahoney says: November 11, 2012 • 09:47:07

    Hi Steve . If you can put find my friends app on ipad and add me as a contact . Then when you turn it on we can track you in real time . Hope the poppies go well today xxx

  15. Linda and David Knight says: November 12, 2012 • 10:33:04

    Take care, enjoy, the photos look amazing. Thinking of you especially Jim and Tom, lots of love to you all Linda and David K xxx

  16. Brian Hankins says: November 12, 2012 • 17:49:15

    Hi guys, been thinking about you, not too much though!!! Well done so far fantastic acheivement, keep counting your toes the higher you go. Tel Swinge the Worthingtons at the Club is the best its been for years. Will stay in touch, keep up the spirits and do yourselves proud.


  17. Craig williams says: November 12, 2012 • 20:01:37

    Hi mr milliner this tribute is going down lovely,great to hear all is going well see u for a pint when u get back all the best Craig and family

  18. TANIA T says: November 18, 2012 • 19:05:42

    well done the whole team,must be a fantastic feeling to say the least,what an achievement congrates to you all

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