Posts Tagged "Lukla"

Day 21 – Most Dangerous Aiport in the World

Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, the world’s most dangerous airport, is the stage for today’s events. A quick pack and breakfast preceded our hurry over to the “terminal.” The terminal building was a madhouse consisting of visitors waiting around while locals help to organize tickets, weigh and check bags, and shepherd…

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Day 20 – The Last Yak

Start: 11,300 ft     End: 9,300 ft     Total Time: 7hrs 30mins Our last day of hiking was a bittersweet day. It was one of the most difficult days coming after three arduous days of hiking. And yet it was the end of what had become our normal reality. Hiking with my…

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Day 4 (part 2) – Let the Trekking Begin!

Start: 9,400 ft.     End: 9,400 ft.      Total Time: 5hr 30mins After the helicopter ride into Lukla we were finally able to start trekking. Little did we know that this would be one of the longer trekking days in terms of mileage at about 8.25 miles. After…

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Day 4 (part 1) – Helicopter to Lukla

Day 4 (part 1) – Helicopter to Lukla

I woke up at 5:30am to finish preparing my 2 bags to drop off at 6am (1 duffel bag to be carried by Sherpas and Yaks up to Base Camp and the other to leave in Kathmandu during the trek). Luckily my duffel bag came in 1 kg under the…

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Planning for Day 4 – Flying to Lukla

Tomorrow we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and will finally begin trekking at long last. Here is the sequence of events for scheduling our travel to Lukla as it happened. Stay tuned (or consider following by email) for the Day 4 blog post for pictures and to find out what…

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