We got up early today – well not that early. About 5:15. We packed up everything, met with Madan and Asiz and proceeded to the small departure hall. The check-in procedure is similar to a cattle auction, but a little more chaotic for the untrained eye – like mine or Barbara. But for the initiated, it all makes perfect sense. Madan, weaved, swerved and negotiated, talked and accomplished – what I wouldn’t have hoped for. Three tickets for the first plane out with Sita Air. Madan, Barbara and I were on the same plane. Aziz went to his home village…..on foot, a two-day walk.
Sunrise on the morning of our departure from Lukla to Kathmandu. We landed save and sound in Kathmandu, got our luggage, were picked up by our agency and dropped off in the hotel in Kathmandu. Since, we were a few days early – we didn’t need any of our slack-days – we asked our airline, if they had a seats open to fly home a day or two earlier. They did, but only today. After a short deliberation, we decided to leave instead of staying an extra four days in Kathmandu. And this really brings me then to the close of this trek. At this point I want to say, that it was the trip of a lifetime. I want to give credit and thanks to all this who have made this possible.
Firstly our agency: Alpine Exodus and in particular Mr. Krishna Dahal. Krishna is the owner of Alpine Exudus and as such very deeply involved in all aspects often business. Krishna received and treated us from day one when we landed at Kathmandu airport like a couple of Fabergé eggs. He was perfect and I can only recommend him to anyone wanting to have a similar experience as we did. He booked the hotels while we were in Kathmandu and the flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back. He chose and booked the guide and the porter for our trip. I am adding his contacts information here for your convenience.
Mr. Krishna Dahal / Alpine Exodus
P.O.Box 24119, Bhagawoti Street
Thamel-29, Kathmandu, Nepal
PERFECTION ALL AROUND.
Thank You so much.
Then my friend Ajay, a Nepalese native, who hooked me up with Krishna. Ajay himself has done the Annapurna Basecamp trek and the Everest Basecamp trek with Alpine Exodus.
And finally our local company for this trek, our guide Madan and our porter Asiz. You were outstanding. You made this trip extra special. You answered every question and took care of all daily logistics while on the trek. We always had a good room to sleep in and meals were generous and on time. We had good laughs together. We enjoyed this time with these two young guys very much.
And really finally, I want to thank you my readers. Seeing the hits increase everyday and reading your comments, was great while on the trek.
So, all that’s left to say is stay sharp and Namaste.
Yours Markus \m/