Thursday, April 30, 2009
On our Way Back
You probably noticed by the SPOT link - we are heading back down from Base Camp! After visiting the Base Camp we trekked back to Lobuche the same day. Last night we stayed at Deboche, and tonight we are in Namche. It takes less time to head down, although some of the days are still long as we try to cover some ground. Today, during our trek from Deboche to Namche, some of the team split off and went to Khumjung which added 1.5 hours to the trek. In Khumjung, we visited the Monastery which was busy with prayers. The Monastery also contains what is perceived to be a skull of a Yeti - proof (if you believe) that the creature does exist in the mountains.
Tomorrow we depart for Lukla - our final destination of the trek. If the weather is good, the next day we take a plane back to Kathmandu. It is hard to believe the the trip is coming to a close!