April 2, 2022
It was a pretty nice day to be in the Khumbu Valley and what made it an even better day is when Ang Jangbu checked in to let us know that all of Team 2 had arrived to Lukla! Team 1 had a great acclimatization day, hiking up to Everest View Hotel where they were not let down and given great views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest among other great peaks in the Khumbu. The team is doing great and getting along extremely well. They are excited to get up tomorrow and see what is around the corner.
Team 2 arrived in Lukla, met the trekking team ed by Ang Tshering and made their way to Phakding. The team pulled in at 3:00, just in time for afternoon tea time. Very nice weather and it feels good to be on the trail to stretch the legs. That first night in the Khumbu at Pangboche is just special, you have cool, clean air along with the sound of the river to help get everyone through that last night of jetlag. Tomorrow, they have breakfast at 7 am and will be on the trail by 8:00, heading to the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and up the hill to Namche.
All is well in the Khumbu Valley!