18th April , 2012 - Kathmandu

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at Nepali Chulo in Kathmandu with Diki, Tendi and Rupa
at Nepali Chulo in Kathmandu with Diki, Tendi and Rupa

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18th April , 2012 - Back to Kathmandu from Lukla

Some say that we have been lucky in terms of weather. After experiencing a miserable month weather-wise preceding this trip, we are happy that we have not cashed any rain checks. Consequently, we left Lukla at 7:00, with blue sky and absence of strong winds. At first sight, the downward sloping runway is by every measure very short, but with less speed than you may deem necessary, we took off and headed towards civilization (the three American women in front of us had put on some kind of prayer flags functioning as scarves, and hold hands in a tight grip before take-off. We were less afraid...).

In Kathmandu, we appreciated the breakfast buffet and the hotel facilities. We went to a good Indian restaurant and did some shopping. At night, we meet up with Rupa, Diki and Jiwan from Peak promotion. They took us to a Nepali restaurant located in an old palace-like building, were we were treated with a variety of Nepalese dishes while we watched traditional Nepalese dances.  Definitely a nice experience since the local food has much more to offer than the less intricate variants at the trekking lodges. Towards the end, Tendi from Peak Promotion  joined, an experienced Sherpa guide usually taking care of the Swedish clients. As Mr. Wonchu, he is compassionate about Swedes and Sweden. We felt as we were in good company.
/Erik and Fanny

ready to fly for Kathmandu from Lukla

ready to fly for Kathmandu from Lukla

 

Nepali Chulo

Nepali Chulo

 

Traditional dance at Nepali Chulo

Traditional dance at Nepali Chulo

 

Traditional dance at Nepali Chulo

Traditional dance at Nepali Chulo

 


Erik and Tendi at Nepali Chulo

Erik and Tendi at Nepali Chulo