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Himalayan Helo’s

In Part 1 of my trek to Everest Base Camp, I had a section on the smells and sounds of Kathmandu.  Enter the Himalayas and these sounds are gone, replaced with the roaring sound of the Dudh Kosi or Milk River, yak bells and literally the sound of air being beaten into submission by the many helicopters which fly overhead…

On the second day of my trek, a massive avalanche occurred on the Khumbu Icefall, resulting in the death of 16 Sherpa’s.  The ensuing search and rescue mission meant that every 10-20 minutes, a helicopter would fly past, either to or from Base Camp.  Now I’m not sure how regular the air traffic is in normal operating conditions, but the high flight activity did allow for some cool shots of the helicopters flying through the mountains. Continue reading Himalayan Helo’s

Everest Base Camp Part 2: The trek begins

The trek begins…

Flying out from Kathmandu on one of the first flights of the day meant delaying breakfast until the group reached Lukla.  Therefore after a short walk carrying our main packs up the hill, we stopped at the Khumbu Resort for a quick breakfast and the morning’s brief, including a summary of the trek and an introduction to our assistant guides and porters. Continue reading Everest Base Camp Part 2: The trek begins