Category Archives: The Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 12: Monjo – Lukla 14th October 2014

Distance Traveled for the Day – Est Steps: 20,747 Distance: 15.6km

Lukla:  Oxygen Content -14.8% / 21%

Traditional Cabins Along the Everest Trails.
Traditional Cabins Along the Everest Trails.

We woke on the final day to the rain brought on by an out of season cyclone that hit India and the effects stretched across the Himalayas.  We were very lucky not to get the full impacts of this and no one was injured n the wet trails.  Other groups were not so lucky and in the neighbouring region suffered some of the worst loss trekking losses recorded.

The rain had little impact on the group though and we had no knowledge of what was happening in the neighbouring areas.  So we headed off with the knowledge that warm showers and more hearty food was just a few steps away.

Walking Back Into Lukla
Entering Lukla After The Everest Base Camp Walk

As we arrived into town the group had a mutual sense of accomplishment as well as the pride that comes individual sense of achievement that you could see on even the most tired of faces.

That evening we stayed in the lodge beside the airport which meant an easy walk in the morning to the planes.  That evening the group let their hair down and celebrated.

Last Days – Flight from Lukla and Back In Kathmandu 15th Oct 2014

We got up in the morning to beautiful clear skies again but only to hear that the Kathmandu (Tribhuvan) Airport have been closed down due to excessive fog.  This is not unusual and so we ended up waiting a few hours for the planes to start arriving.

Once the planes started to come through the airport staff and airlines turned around the flights pretty quickly and the backlog was cleared fairly quickly.

Portrait View of the Kathmandu City
Portrait View of the Kathmandu City

Back to the bustling city of Kathmandu (elev. 1350m) was a bit of a difference to the beautiful tranquility and majestic views mother nature had put before us over the last several weeks.