To The Top Of The World - Nearly!

Trip Start Nov 20, 2006
Trip End Aug 31, 2007

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Now we had made up our minds to do the whole trek we booked ourselves on a plane to the starting point of the trek, a village called Lukla (2800m). Dave had said that the plane ride is an exciting start and I had no idea what he meant until we were led onto the tarmac at Kathmandu to this little 16 seater plane. I am not a good flyer so you can imagine how scared I was when I had to get on this. The flight is only 30 mins but the planes have to land by sight instead of using computers so if there are any clouds at the airport in Lukla you may have to turn around and go back to Kathmandu. Lucky for us we had a very early flight out and landed without any problems. The airstrip at Lukla is angled slightly upward to help the planes slow down as it is not the longest runway in the world.

We arrived at Lukla at 7am and after having brekkie at the airport we started our 3 hour trek to the first village called Phakding which is at 2600m. So it was a long walk downhill before a slight ascent crossing suspension bridges, fighting for space on the trail with yaks and porters but with some spectacular scenery along the way.

The rest of our trip will be explained with the photos taken along the way.

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