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Nepal Vacation
October 18 - November 8, 2007

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Hiking from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
November 2, 2007

We leave Namche Bazaar early in the morning. We pass by some porters taking a break.

Closer to Lukla we pass our porters again. They are carrying gear for 7 of us.

We make it to Lukla late in the afternoon and spend our last night in a tea house.

Flying out of Lukla
November 3, 2007

We get up early on November 3 and hope we won't be fogged in. The siren at the airport sounds and we know a plane is coming. We rush over to the airport to catch our flight back to Kathmandu. Taking off at this airport is kind of unnerving. Since you are speeding down a steep mountain and heading towards a drop-off, you have no choice but to fly. You just hope the engines don't stop. Notice the steep slope as the airplane takes off.

The elevation profile from our trek is below. Day hikes at Dingboche and Namche Bazaar are not shown.