Thursday, April 17, 2014

Greetings to You From Kathmandu

The Everest Executive Challenge is underway and our team of John Parmentier, Mark Short, Tom Adcock, Adnen Chaabane, and Denise & I all made it safely to the other side of the globe to Kathmandu.  We weren't entirely sure if Tom and Adnen would make it as they elected to fly Malaysian Airlines, but after several connections and 30 hours of flight time, they emerged from the Tribhuvan Airport arrival terminal with big smiles and a Nepal stamp in their passport.

After getting settled at the historic Yak & Yeti Hotel (which was a bit like a homecoming for me and Denise as we have stayed here on our two prior trips to Kathmandu) we had a brief team meeting and then ventured out to the Thamel District:

Walking the streets of Kathmandu is always an interesting experience with so many new sights, sounds, and smells for the mind to assimilate simultaneously.  It's also a bit of an adventure, especially crossing Durbar Marg Street.  It's somewhat like the old video game Frogger, for any of you who might appreciate that reference.  We all made it across successfully and are back at the hotel getting ready for dinner (Nepal is 12 hours and 45 minutes ahead of U.S. Pacific time) and we are looking forward to touring some of the famous Buddhist Temples tomorrow and then re-packing our bags for our flight to Lukla to begin our trek on Saturday.  Stay tuned for more updates...

1 comment:

Bryce Cripe said...

Great to hear all of the team arrived safe and sound in Kathmandu! Enjoy the city and the Yak & Yeti. Would love to see some video posted of your flight into Lukla. Best wishes!