April 7, 2012
IMG guide Eben Reckord reports that he made it to Kathmandu, with all his luggage, and that the other team members are also starting to arrive. Eben and Pasang Tshering have the ministry briefing scheduled for Sunday, April 8 (where we will receive the official permit).
A4 sirdar Phinjo and cook Pasang Nuri have finished the final shopping and packing, and now have about 60 loads ready to go to A4 Base Camp. Tomorrow Pasang Nuri and Sante Tamang will leave Kathmandu with these loads by bus, along with 20 porters, for Besisahar. These men will start on the trail to BC, with the balance of their loads going by mules from Bulbule.
The plan is all starting to come together now!