We woke to the sounds of yak bells going by the Lodge on their way up the trail at sunrise. At 6:45am Phor Temba knocked on the door to collect our bags while we went to breakfast. It’s hard to believe that we won’t be trekking anymore. We walked outside at 8am and waited for the helicopter to arrive to take us to Kathmandu. Once all our bags were loaded onto the helicopter we climbed in on top of the bags, Kevin, Brad, B-1, Bob and me and held our breath while the helicopter lifted off the ground. Once airborne we took off down the valley following the trail back to Lukla where we began this fabulous journey. This was the best way to end our trek, so excited to be riding in a helicopter with great views of the majestic mountains and the trail below. We landed at Lukla, unloaded the gear then climbed back in with seats and went to Kathmandu. Arriving 45 minutes later at the airport, we were met by Sapan who took us to the Yak and Yeti Hotel and a SHOWER.
Flight from Pheriche to Lukla
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Our trek to Everest Base Camp was one of the most memorable and challenging hikes we have experienced, and it has been wonderful sharing our journey with everyone through our blog.