An early start to day 3 and pick up from the hotel at 4.45am as we head off to the airport for our Yeti Airlines flight to Lukla with its unforgiving runway running into the mountain at one end and down a ramp and straight off the mountain at the other, no room for errors on this landing!
As it was it was a smooth easy flight with barely a bump when we landed and into the first coffee shop for breakfast before setting off to Phaking at 2,601m above sea level.
A fairly easy start to the trek into base camp, some nice weather and quiet tracks as there are only a few trekkers this year heading to Everest Base Camp. The trek passes through several villages where you can grab a coffee or some food and a few hours later we arrived in Phaking, checked into the hotel and we’re done for the day.
Team dinner tonight and a good nights sleep in the mountain air and tomorrow we will head further up the mountain to 3,600m to Namche Bazar.