• Janie Crouch

Everest Base Camp Trek (Day 1 - Flight to Lukla and hike to Phakding)

Updated: Dec 19, 2019


So....yeah. That was beautiful but pretty daggone scary, landing straight into a mountain on a runway about the size of a postage stamp.

Most dangerous airport in the world, but we lived to tell the tale! Only laugh/cried twice today, once on the flight and once while crossing the first (of two) suspension bridges. 😳

Light trekking day - only 3 hours from Lukla to the village of Phakding. Most days will be much longer.

Truly beautiful here, and weather is lovely. No problems with altitude so far.


Lukla Runway... straight into the side of a mountain.



Scenes from our flight.


Ready to start our journey!


Beautiful scenery along the way



But those suspension bridges, yo. Ugh.


Phakding -- our home for the first night of our trek

The Route. We're in Phakding:



Go on to day 2


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