May 12

 
Kathmandu. This morning dawned with the most beautiful, clear skies and spirits were raised that we would get out of Lukla in one day - a rare event. After watching many planes arrive and depart, at 10:00 am it was finally our turn. We boarded our small twin engine Dornier 228 and took off without incident. The flight was very bumpy due to high winds and our pilot told us that we were going to be the last flight out of Lukla that day, phew! Made it!
 
Landing in Kathmandu is always fraught with a little culture shock and today was no different as the busy, bustling, dirty, crazy life of the capital swept us up. We were deposited at the oasis that is the Yak & Yeti Hotel and everyone enjoyed a great lunch at Fire & Ice Pizza. Our adventure is almost over, now members have to sort out their flights home, buy presents for loved ones and say goodbyes. A bittersweet time. Thanks for following our blog and check back for more updates about new adventures....