My last night in a bed wasn’t quite the luxurious last lie-in I’d been hoping for. No long post this morning as it is around 4am and we are preparing to leave for the airport for the flight into Lukla. Slots are so full that this is the only time we can leave all together as it takes 4 aircraft (they are tiny), even though the trek today is about 2-3hrs max to Phakding, leaving us plenty of time to hang around for the rest of the day in an uncomfortable tea house.
Everything is re-packed in barrels (for carrying either side of a yak…), with the barrels heading off to Base Camp and one kit bag with me, or rather, 2hrs behind me, hopefully.
So here we go – next time I see a road or a car (or even a bike) will be in June. And next time I post will be with a satellite phone and PDA that I don’t know how to work yet.
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Next stop – the Himalayas proper.
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