Text and photos: Chad Peele
” Even though we are on the “Ama Dablam” expedition there is way more to experience than just the mountain!
Today our team rallied the chaotic bustling roads of Kathmandu and visited several historical temples seeing numerous amazing, odd and beautiful aspects of this culture rich city. Monkeys, holy men, cremation pyres and a kazillion residents stuffed inside tuk tuks and weaving thru on motor bikes. As much as I love the beauty of the Khumbu valley, Kathmandu is a city of wonder and excitement unmatched in my other travels.
Tomorrow (weather allowing!) Alpenglow’s team will head to the airport pre dawn and fly into the world famous Lukla airport where we will start our trek thru the Khumbu, making our way to Ama’s base camp. Wish us safe journeys! “
Day 2: ” Safely in Lukla! After a pre dawn start this morning, we had an uneventful flight into Lukla (that’s a good thing btw!).
The trekking was casual, beautiful and so far the valley feels quiet and serene. After crossing numerous suspension bridges and villages, we arrived in Monjo where we are getting an early night sleep in preparation for our uphill hike into Namche Bazaar where we will rest and continue to enjoy the good life. #adventuredoneright ”