I got up at 430 am today and had the flight to catch to my first stop over Lukla.
One has to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to start off trek. Lukla airport is one of the riskiest airport in world. Wind and gradient of airstrip makes it one of the most challenging places to land and takeoff.
Coming back to our story just as I reached downstairs from my hotel room, my Guide Hari (cool guy by the way) told me that flight had delayed by hour.
Rachel me and Hari were put up on same flight. Rest other 4 guys were put up on the other flight.
Kathmandu domestic airport was most irritating experience. The flights on airport were running in complete chaos. There was absolute no schedule that is followed out there. May be it's because of terrible wind conditions at Lukla but even this wasn't start we were expecting at start of journey.
Raechal turned out fun company, we were live streaming our entire experience while we were waiting. After finally waiting 4 hours we finally got coveted -left seat on the plane . It was very small plane carrying around 15 people all bound for EBC.
Ride was bumpiest one I ever had and we had some pretty adventurous landing at world's most riskiest airport. After arriving at Lukla we headed for lunch with team and started 4 hours trek to place called Phakding. It was pleasant day and trail wasn't too tough either.
The tea houses were we are parked for the night are quite good, today I m sharing room with Tom. Rest of evening was passed playing uno and that is when group got along really well with each other.
Tommorow is going to be adventurous but tough climbing day