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