November 4, 2012 - Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

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November 4, 2012 - Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

The day started early, 05.00, and we arrived at the airport at 07.00. Jette talked to the pilot in command and told us that the flight should be all-right. Jette is our own air traffic controller! The weather was excellent and the landing on the 400 m short up-hill runway was spectacular. Phuuu…

Before we started our trekking we had an extra breakfast in Lukla. Jopky (cows) transported our luggage to our first lodge. We really enjoyed the beautiful scenery especially at our lunch-stop at Thado Koshigaon. After the lunch we had one hour walk to our first lodge in Phakding. It was a quite easy walk, a little bit up but so much. Always we met and were passed by other groups porters, carrying so heavy, so heavy.

Today we walked for three hours, our shortest trek. Everyone is in good shape and happy! The tea house is very cosy and we had some tea and cookies when we arrived.

Our guides, Tendi & Chhiri Sherpa are very nice and they always remind to go slow and to drink a lot of water. That will help us to reach our goal!

Thank you for a lovely first day of our trek. 


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