Hello from Namche Bazaar!
The Mountain Trip Everest Team is off. We began with a little luck on our first day by being able to fly into Lukla, which does not happen often! After a couple days of trekking from Lukla in very mixed weather, we all arrived in the lovely village of Namche where we will relax and spend a couple of days acclimating. This afternoon we returned from a hike up through the small villages of Khumjung and Kunde above Namche. After departing early today in clouds and drizzle we had little confidence in taking in any of the amazing views this region is famous for. Fortunately after about 30 minutes on the trail the weather quickly changed to a perfect bluebird day offering up our first views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and all the mountains in the Khumbu region. Now everyone is catching up on things and getting ready to continue the trek tomorrow morning. The expedition is on schedule and the team is all doing great!
Scott Woolums reporting for the Mountain Trip Team from Namche, Nepal