Note: there’s no wifi in here and I can’t upload any photos with my mobile internet (although I have some really cool ones), so probably you have to wait until I’m back in Kathmandu, sorry😜 You’re left with your imagination now (and my descriptive abilities🙄)
Our day started very early today, at 6am. We packed our things, checked out from the hotel, met our guide (Prakash) and set off to the airport. We were supposed to depart from KTM at 8:30, but due to a cloud near Lukla, our flight got delayed by 45min.
Long story short, from 45 minutes became nearly 4 hours. Guess the cloud was a big one!😁 But what I personally liked was that durig the security check I had almost 3 litres of water with me, but nobody made a big deal out of it, so I could take it all with me. Cool!😉
So around noon they called our flight and we started to board. The plane could carry only 14 people so it was really small and each of us had window seat😁 To be honest, I was a bit afraid to fly with that… machine. But when the engines started, it took off very smoothly, no turbulences during the flight and it was a pleasant journey overall.
Then, through the cockpit window, I saw the runway😳 In a 45 degree angle, going uphill and we were going straight towards it. And surprise! We didn’t crash! And thank God the runway went so uphill, because otherwise we would smash that rock in front of us😆
Then we had some lunch and around 2:30pm our trek to Phakding started.
As we expected, nothing extreme. Just going up and down for 2,5 hours, then we reached our destination, got room in a local hotel and went for dinner. We decided that shower day will be in Namche Bazar, since it’s our acclimatization day there and because the hallway here is sooo freakin’ cold!!!
Brrrr, wet wipe rulez!😎✌️
So I was lying in the bed now, warm and cozy in my sleeping bag, listening to music.. And suddenly… My bed was kind of shaking! Hmm, I tried to ask Lubi if she felt it too but she was already asleep, but then it started to shake again and then a little bit more and then it stopped. Guess this is what an earthquake feels like, right?😳
Let’s keep the magnitude like that for the future, shall we?🙏