The Trek to Base Camp begins

Hello friends! This is Leslie writing on behalf of Team Typhoid. I will be filling you all in on the days when our trekking friends are not able to access the blog.

It has already been an amazing adventure for the group, getting their fill on good food and monkeying around for a few days. Now it’s time for business.

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The team made it safely to Lukla after the weather conditions caused their airplane flight to be cancelled at the world’s most dangerous airport. They had to take a helicopter instead and landed safely after a long day of waiting. I received news from Elsa that after they landed, there was a plane that crashed into a helicopter. Apparently the helicopter was parked on the runway. (if you want to learn more about the crash here is a link to an article in the Washington Post).

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So…now begins the trek to Base Camp. The team made it safely to Pakhding, where they will begin their 8 day hike. The image you see here will show you the towns they will stop and stay at along the way on their nearly 40 mile trek from Lukla to Everest base camp.

Stay tuned…

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